Quarantine Cafe: Blue is a Social Construct Edition

Weird thing: "Blue" is always the last of the main colors to be named in a language. The order goes Black, then white, then red, then green, then yellow (sometimes green and yellow are flipped), and only later -- thousands and thousands of years later -- blue.

Many cultures do not recognize blue as a separate color. Some call it a type of green, many call it a... shade of black.


This video about this phenomenon is interesting.

As is this one.

An interesting point is that it's only after people develop the word for "blue" -- or any other color -- that they begin to actually recognize it. Having the word for a thing trains the brain to see the thing.


The Japanese didn't call blue green. Instead, they called green blue, at least until they decided to invent a word for green.

Wikipedia on the gradual division of a broad color that covered everything from blue to green into separate colors:

In many languages, the colors described in English as "blue" and "green" are colexified, i.e. expressed using a single cover term. To describe this English lexical gap, linguists use the portmanteau word grue, from green and blue,[citation needed] a term coined by the philosopher Nelson Goodman--with a rather different meaning--in his 1955 Fact, Fiction, and Forecast to illustrate his "new riddle of induction".

The exact definition of "blue" and "green" may be complicated by the speakers not primarily distinguishing the hue, but using terms that describe other color components such as saturation and luminosity, or other properties of the object being described. For example, "blue" and "green" might be distinguished, but a single term might be used for both if the color is dark. Furthermore, green might be associated with yellow, and blue with either black or gray.

According to Brent Berlin and Paul Kay's 1969 study Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution, distinct terms for brown, purple, pink, orange, and gray will not emerge in a language until the language has made a distinction between green and blue. In their account of the development of color terms the first terms to emerge are those for white/black (or light/dark), red and green/yellow.[1]

Although Chinese now has words for green and blue, for thousands of years they only had the word "qing" to describe everything from green to blue to black.

The modern Chinese language has the blue–green distinction... however, another word that predates the modern vernacular, qīng..., is also used. The character depicts the budding of a young plant and it could be understood as "verdant", but the word is used to describe colors ranging from light and yellowish green through deep blue all the way to black, as in xuanging.

This explains the counter-intuitiveness of the colors associated with the five Chinese elements.

Red is fire. Okay, that checks out. White is metal. Okay, I can see the flash of the sun on polished steel. That works.

But then... yellow is earth. I guess they haven't created brown yet.

Wood is green, which is the color of leaves, if not actually wood.

And then water is black. Because they don't have a word for blue, and blue can be thought of as "light black."

I see they also associate "blue" with wood, which I take to mean the qing, which can be any color from green to blue, is being taken as the color of verdant plants.

A bit more color strangeness:

Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.

Is it true that dogs don't see color, but only light and dark? Answer no, not quite, but their color vision is more limited than humans'.

The forbidden color: yellowish-blue.

What are these intensely blue pools? (Okay, there's also some green and yellow and white pools.)

It's more interesting than you think, even if you figure out the basics.

Why is blue so rare in nature? I mean, apart from the sky. And the oceans and rivers. And a lot of birds.

Strangely, the color blue in bugs and birds is not due to a pigment, but to the arrangement of molecules which results in the surfaces absorbing colors except for blue. Maybe that's why it was so hard to make blue -- you can't extract it from butterfly wings, for example. The minute you heat or crush the wings, you destroy the structure that makes blue in the first place.

Important question: Where are all the blue foods?

Finally: This brings all the topics of this post together.

Posted by: Ace at 07:25 PM




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1 1st

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 07:25 PM (Cxk7w)

2 top .. TOP !

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:25 PM (zr5Kq)

3 skip gets to tell the others

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:26 PM (zr5Kq)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 19, 2021 07:27 PM (arJlL)

5 I got da blues, you got da blues, we all got da blues.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:27 PM (IyZ9a)

6 The Japanese didn't call blue green. Instead, they called green blue, at least until they decided to invent a word for green.

Gleen !

Posted by: JT at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (arJlL)

7
How many fcking butterflies does it take to make a gallon of blue paint?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (XMGPZ)

8 And Democrats, and Liberals, are Blue.

ie, an un-natural construct.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (oHd/0)

9 my veins are blue
I think that means I'm royalty

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (nUhF0)

10 The Stompening.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (jvt6t)

11
How many bugs does it take to make a gallon of Shellac?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (XMGPZ)

12 For question concerning the movie thread @
Posted by: Lost In Space at February 19, 2021 07:18 PM (LeNk3)


Just google this "saturday evening movie thread" site:mu.nu

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (Vh38p)

13 7
How many fcking butterflies does it take to make a gallon of blue paint?
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (XMGPZ)

It depends on the Storms in South America...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (oHd/0)

14

Am I blue, am I blue
Ain't these tears in these eyes telling you

Posted by: Roy G. Biv at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (63Dwl)

15 Blue Oyster Cult!

https://youtu.be/jGKNaIXtBZQ

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (9wXUx)

16 I guess where to go in TX depends on what you are looking for. Urban, Suburban, Rural, camper shack in the desert 50 miles from the nearest human

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 07:29 PM (dNzKv)

17 I can't understand any culture that doesn't have a word for every color. That's dumb.

Posted by: f'd, on the spectrum at February 19, 2021 07:29 PM (IyZ9a)

18 Damn Right I Got The Blues.

Posted by: Buddy Guy at February 19, 2021 07:29 PM (jvt6t)

19 https://countryhighlights.com/us-news photos from perseverances-mission to mars
https://tinyurl.com/7j1nkqhh

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 07:29 PM (Cxk7w)

20 Does Bloo-Berry count?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:29 PM (vuisn)

21 Top 20!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at February 19, 2021 07:30 PM (z7N5c)

22 6 The Japanese didn't call blue green. Instead, they called green blue, at least until they decided to invent a word for green.

Gleen !
Posted by: JT at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (arJlL)

Well, duh, of course they didn't have the word Green.

They had problems sayin it!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:30 PM (oHd/0)

23
It depends on the Storms in South America...
Posted by: Romeo13


Don't start with the Asia (or Toto?) songs!

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:30 PM (XMGPZ)

24 Growing up, although red was (and is) my favorite color, I also have always loved the color of turquoise.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:30 PM (L2ZTs)

25 The wine-dark sea...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:30 PM (GLv8N)

26
China is mostly desert, and worthless yellow loess plains. I figured that was why.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 19, 2021 07:30 PM (0WKYs)

27 Picking up steaks for end of the work week dinner.

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at February 19, 2021 07:30 PM (yhCZc)

28 17 I can't understand any culture that doesn't have a word for every color. That's dumb.
Posted by: f'd, on the spectrum at February 19, 2021 07:29 PM (IyZ9a)

And I can't understand why there are like 60 words for Purple.

But then, I am a Man.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (oHd/0)

29 I think some cultures in Africa have the same word for yellow and green.
Some kind of continuum.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (vuisn)

30 https://youtu.be/dMrImMedYRo

Behind Blue Eyes

The Who

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (9wXUx)

31 Teal for the win!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (axyOa)

32
"How many bugs does it take to make a gallon of Shellac? "

One.

Posted by: A Bug at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (IyZ9a)

33 Rhododactylos Eos

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (GLv8N)

34 I always dutifully call the horde if first.

Mars could be Arizona

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (Cxk7w)

35 She was working in a topless place
I stopped in for a beer...

Posted by: occam's brassiere at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (8HvsU)

36 27 Picking up steaks for end of the work week dinner.

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Wrecker!!!

Posted by: Bill Gates at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (jvt6t)

37
Well, I guess loess is more of a plateau thing, but still yellow, anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (0WKYs)

38 Common hack-comedian joke back in the 1970s:

"Doctors say to eat less red meat. Okay then!"
(pull out steak and blue pain, paint steak blue)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (L2ZTs)

39 >>>A bit more color strangeness: Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.

Also their feet are tinier and they can invent transgressions out of nothing.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 07:32 PM (KnJdm)

40 23
It depends on the Storms in South America...
Posted by: Romeo13

Don't start with the Asia (or Toto?) songs!
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:30 PM (XMGPZ)

Sorry, it was the heat of the moment.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:32 PM (oHd/0)

41 Homer talks about the wine dark sea. Seems strange.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 19, 2021 07:32 PM (lgiXo)

42 ROYGBIV

Colors of the rainbow were not so extant until manmade climate change caused Blue Indigo and Violet to appear.

Posted by: Harris Junta at February 19, 2021 07:32 PM (qe9gu)

43 I could make out the lines of her face in the spotlight so clear....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:32 PM (jvt6t)

44 Aqua, Turquiose

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:32 PM (zr5Kq)

45 And I can't understand why there are like 60 words for Purple.
But then, I am a Man.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (oHd/0)


The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Rogers Nelson would like a word with you...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:32 PM (L2ZTs)

46 38 Common hack-comedian joke back in the 1970s:

"Doctors say to eat less red meat. Okay then!"
(pull out steak and blue pain, paint steak blue)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (L2ZTs)

Strangely, I outlived the Doctor who told me to eat less red meat 20 some years ago.

And we were about the same age.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (oHd/0)

47 *turquoise

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (zr5Kq)

48 Even cowgirls get the blues

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (4I/2K)

49 Yet Prussian blue overwhelms any other color mixed with it.

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (Cxk7w)

50 Mauve. FTW!!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (jvt6t)

51 Really, no blue balls

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (9d4A3)

52 Willowed

I think I saw Mr. Jones. Does it take place in 1800's?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2021 07:24 PM (


No, the 1930s. It's based on a real life person, Gareth Jones, who worked for the Brit foreign services and was a commie symp but couldn't figure out how their agriculture numbers added up. He was laid off in a cost cutting manner but uses a letter of recommendation from Lloyd George to forgery his way into the Soviet Union and Ukraine where he witnesses everything turned to shit. Walter Duranty takes a nearly infinite amount of pipe in the portrayal, literally and figuratively.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (y7DUB)

53 Ok so why is the color Blue associated with the "Blues"?

Posted by: B. B. f'd at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (IyZ9a)

54 Prussian blue is indigo

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (zr5Kq)

55 45 And I can't understand why there are like 60 words for Purple.
But then, I am a Man.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:31 PM (oHd/0)

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Rogers Nelson would like a word with you...
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:32 PM (L2ZTs)

Ahem, as stated.... I'm a Man...

Him? uhhhhh...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (oHd/0)

56 Had to put down 'ol Blue last week.

Was he mad?

Well, he wasn't any too pleased!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (axyOa)

57 Reverend Blue Jeans likes his indigo plants.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (vuisn)

58
Star Wars' "counselor troy" walks back her ugly tweet with another ugly, nakedly poltical tweet after receiving "clap-back."

"Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through....[...] but they have voted for Republicans across the board for the last 20 years. Beto 4 governor."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (XMGPZ)

59 I'm going back some day
Come what may...

Posted by: occam's brassiere at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (8HvsU)

60 Yet Prussian blue overwhelms any other color mixed with it.
Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (Cxk7w)
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Ja, we like it that way!

Posted by: Frederick William II at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (GLv8N)

61 Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.



Wife lays out 50 color swatches, all variations of beige.

"I like this one, it is the same shade we had on the wall in TX, but this one is also nice, we had it in DE, or do you want to go darker?"

I dunno. It is all beige.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (dNzKv)

62 Romeo, true that Prince was trans before trans was even a thing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (L2ZTs)

63 54 Prussian blue is indigo
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (zr5Kq)

My name is Indigo Montoya, you killed my father... prepare to be smurfed.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (oHd/0)

64 51 Really, no blue balls

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Didn't see the Devil's Daughters earlier, huh?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:35 PM (jvt6t)

65 I feel bad for color blind folks.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:35 PM (zr5Kq)

66
Strangely, I outlived the Doctor who told me to eat less red meat 20 some years ago.

And we were about the same age.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (oHd/0)

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That reminds of an old human-interest segment I saw years ago... local news was interviewing some lady who was like 110yo. They asked her secret and she said something like "Coke. I drink a ton of Coke every day. My doctors all said I should cut down. They're all dead, though."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 19, 2021 07:35 PM (0WKYs)

67 they can invent transgressions out of nothing.
Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 07:32


HOW DARE YOU!!!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 07:35 PM (Vxu+H)

68 A blue Star of David on a field of white.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 19, 2021 07:35 PM (12Jjy)

69 Russian has two words for blue: glubokij for light blue, and sinij for dark. They don't seem to be considered the same color.

Posted by: Brett at February 19, 2021 07:35 PM (7Eaku)

70 Speaking of women and colors, Mrs f'd sees a color and says "That's "Stone"" and I'm like "That's gray" and then I'm the stupid one.

Posted by: B. B. f'd at February 19, 2021 07:36 PM (IyZ9a)

71 Mantis shrimp can see the colors blorphus, mangool, and chweezil.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 07:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

72 Russian has two words for blue: glubokij for light blue, and sinij for dark. They don't seem to be considered the same color.
Posted by: Brett at February 19, 2021 07:35 PM (7Eaku)


Russian has two word for blue : Goloboy & Sinii

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:36 PM (zr5Kq)

73 Eskimos have 100 words for snow.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 19, 2021 07:36 PM (lgiXo)

74 I was painting a mural, and had to mix the same colors over a number of days. The task went from hard to easy as I found good names for each color. Shades of brown get named after food, EG mustard, walnut, chocolate.

Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:36 PM (LxTcq)

75 I've also heard that purple is an illusion, not real. Not talking about violet which is different but purple. Because you can't actually have a hue between red and blue because they are not adjacent.

So our brain takes this illusion and makes the thing we call purple. They did this experiment with some doohicky thingamajig plus drugs to cancel out the illusion and the test subjects said they saw a new color instead of purple or anything else in their experience.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (Vh38p)

76 Posted by: B. B. f'd at February 19, 2021 07:36 PM (IyZ9a)

Nice turn of the nic....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (jvt6t)

77 they can invent transgressions out of nothing.
Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 07:32


HOW DARE YOU!!!
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 07:35 PM (Vxu+H)

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Didn't even have to read up to figure out what this was all about.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (2SdPm)

78 "Grue" is from Zork.

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (CBrao)

79 Carpet's brown for a reason.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (vuisn)

80 Sometimes green cabbage leaves have a blue tint to them. Almost blue, not quite.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (A57L2)

81 Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.

This is not news to anyone who has been married for a while.

Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (RzGcW)

82 Best blue ? Aqua, man !

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (zr5Kq)

83 Relevant -- First new inorganic blue pigment in 200 years is accidentally discovered :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YInMn_Blue

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (F0YaR)

84 And I can't understand why there are like 60 words for Purple.
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Purple is closer to red, violet is closer to blue. I remember this as

Purple is red; violets are blue

Posted by: chris-cross at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (k8uM2)

85 Drunk Klingon: It's funny, Klingons have 100 words for killing a foe, but only five for a gentle caress.

Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (LxTcq)

86 @69..."goloboy" (light blue) has a different, idiomatic meaning in Russian too.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (8HvsU)

87 My eyes are very blue, and no, you can't have them to make paint.

Posted by: Flyover at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (Rbu5d)

88 If talking blue, you should mention a new blue inorganic pigment has been discovered

https://hyperallergic.com/615971/ meet-yinmn-the-first-new-shade-of-blue-in-two-centuries/

(remove space)

I used to work in OLEDs, and know more about blue than I want too. blue is a bitch since (in simple terms) it is a higher energy transition and harder to achieve. Blue is always the last color to be created (pigments, LEDs, OLED, etc.) and always the most finicky. This pigment though looks very robust.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (LWu6U)

89 "Having the word for a thing trains the brain to see the thing."

this is why saying MAGA or wearing a MAGA hat will soon be a hate crime ... not allowed to think of that, or "America First". But their Newspeak has lots of words we'd be better off without. "cis-normative" ... gender neutral, ummm, there are others, I try not to think them. Blue is nice though.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (Cus5s)

90 The history of color is actually quite fascinating, since it basically covers the spectrum of economics, politics, war, science, and even religion.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (jOcSX)

91 Sometimes green cabbage leaves have a blue tint to them. Almost blue, not quite.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (A57L2)


It's the cabbage that's been looking at purple cabbage for a bit too long...

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (zr5Kq)

92 Ok so why is the color Blue associated with the "Blues"?
Posted by: B. B. f'd at February 19, 2021 07:33 PM (IyZ9a)


The term "feeling blue" has a lot of historical antecedents including Greek mythology.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (y7DUB)

93 This reminds me of my old college nickname: "Ol' Two Eyes"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (vuisn)

94 Qing, that's the thing that Fang Fang laid on Fart Boy. Fart Boy likey

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at February 19, 2021 07:39 PM (Js/7v)

95 "They did this experiment with some doohicky thingamajig plus drugs to cancel out the illusion and the test subjects said they saw a new color instead of purple or anything else in their experience."

Yeah I did that in college too.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:39 PM (IyZ9a)

96 If talking blue, you should mention a new blue inorganic pigment has been discovered

https://hyperallergic.com/615971/ meet-yinmn-the-first-new-shade-of-blue-in-two-centuries/


Well, shit. Now I have to get a whole new wardrobe!

Posted by: Mary, mother of God at February 19, 2021 07:40 PM (jOcSX)

97 Watching Bad Cinema last night: Blind Fury with Rutger Hauer. Typical bad 80's action flick, but what made it special was Meg Foster and those shocking blue eyes she has. Grrrrrr baby, very grrrr.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:40 PM (jvt6t)

98 I wonder what colors humanity will see under different suns.

*bong rip*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 07:40 PM (Dc2NZ)

99 It's the cabbage that's been looking at purple cabbage for a bit too long...

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:38 PM (zr5Kq)

I peel you.

Posted by: Carrot at February 19, 2021 07:40 PM (KnJdm)

100 Despite being handicapped at judging color, being a man and all, I never had trouble understanding what Joseph Wambaugh was talking about in (I think it was) The Choirboys, when he talked about a "blue veiner."

Which, as readers of this erudite literary novel will recall, was secondary to the "diamond cutter."

Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:40 PM (RzGcW)

101 We had trouble with colors with our Indonesian help.

They saw a snake in the backyard. What color? Yellow.

Get a book of snakes out to try to identify. They point to a green one.

Other issues--red vs brown. They didn't know the word for brown, and had real trouble distinguishing between those colors.

The article I read about this illustrated a tribe somewhere that had no word for blue and couldn't separate blue from green. But they had over a dozen words for shades of green and the article had a test panel with mostly one shade and one a different shade. Apparently the tribe with all these different colors names could see the difference in a heartbeat, but after a long struggle I managed to guess the right one but it was really a guess.

It's interesting.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (ohOLP)

102 In all my video production classes back in the day, the one topic that always made my eyes glaze over was lighting.

I remember learning about yellow and blue lights. Sunlight is apparently blue, as judged by the fact the sky is blue; yellow light is indoor lighting. If you want to shoot indoors but make it look to the camera as if you're outdoors, you use a blue light. There was also the whole related thing about color temperatures.

It makes a little more sense to me now, but still leaves me a bit cold/confused.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (L2ZTs)

103 It's the cabbage that's been looking at purple cabbage for a bit too long...
Posted by: runner at February 19, 202

Very good, red cabbage is planted in the same block as green cabbage. You may have 50 rows of green cabbage with 10 of red on the end of the block.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (A57L2)

104 "The term "feeling blue" has a lot of historical antecedents including Greek mythology.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt "

I know that but why? Can you feel a color? Blue when sad, red when mad? Why the association? It has something to do with how we perceive the world.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (IyZ9a)

105 This post could use a flyover.

Posted by: Troy Aikman at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (Js/7v)

106 French blue surrendered to Prussian Blue in Franco-Prussian war.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (zr5Kq)

107 79 Carpet's brown for a reason.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (vuisn)

SO ARE MY PANTS!

Posted by: Joe Blowout Biden at February 19, 2021 07:42 PM (/6GbT)

108 The sky is blue and languages have no term for it?
That's fked up

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 07:42 PM (Cxk7w)

109 The sky is black.

You might get eaten by a grue.

Posted by: James Schuler at February 19, 2021 07:42 PM (j7w9/)

110 Speaking of women and colors, Mrs f'd sees a color and says "That's "Stone"" and I'm like "That's gray" and then I'm the stupid one.
Posted by: B. B. f'd at February 19, 2021 07:36 PM (IyZ9a)

Just start naming non-grey stones.

"Stone"
Like Obsidian?
Like Malachite?

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:42 PM (eoQWY)

111 Blue Angels, get it? Jack gets it.

Posted by: Troy Aikman at February 19, 2021 07:42 PM (Js/7v)

112
Roy G Biv

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 19, 2021 07:42 PM (mht8P)

113 Speaking of constructs, boss, where's the link to the oil rig guy? It mentioned something about gender being a social construct, in odd-cased letters.

I need that video right now. And we really ought to make sure none of the 'ettes missed it.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (XxJt1)

114 78 "Grue" is from Zork.
Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at February 19, 2021 07:37 PM (CBrao)

And they come in TWO varieties!

Basement, and Attic!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (oHd/0)

115 >> Typical bad 80's action flick, but what made it special was Meg Foster and those shocking blue eyes she has. Grrrrrr baby, very grrrr.

She's was pretty hot but those eyes kept reminding me of Andre the Giant as Bionic Bigfoot.
Grrrr, indeed.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (vuisn)

116 ♪ Blue, blue my love blue...♫

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (2BZBZ)

117 Off Sergeant-King sock

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (GLv8N)

118 I know that but why? Can you feel a color? Blue when sad, red when mad? Why the association? It has something to do with how we perceive the world.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (IyZ9a)

Well red is often associated with anger because of red faces when pumping blood to the face in a rage.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (eoQWY)

119 I know that but why? Can you feel a color?
Posted by: f'd

You can if it's black and blue.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (Rvt88)

120 ll the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (zr5Kq)

121 vibgyor

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (nUhF0)

122 'Blue on blue, heartache on heartache...'
- Bobby Vinton
(and it was a good song, I don't care what anyone says)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (L2ZTs)

123 *all the leaves

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (zr5Kq)

124 I have a tube of natural Lapis Lazuli watercolor paint, it's incredibly granulating and produces a lot of nice shades of purple when mixed with quinacridone magenta.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (aoXhP)

125 110 Speaking of women and colors, Mrs f'd sees a color and says "That's "Stone"" and I'm like "That's gray" and then I'm the stupid one.
Posted by: B. B. f'd at February 19, 2021 07:36 PM (IyZ9a)

Just start naming non-grey stones.

"Stone"
Like Obsidian?
Like Malachite?
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:42 PM (eoQWY)

Be careful, don't take her for granite.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (oHd/0)

126 You can if it's black and blue.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (Rvt8
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And yellow.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (2SdPm)

127
I just blue myself.

Posted by: Tobias Funke at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (0WKYs)

128 I remember spending a whole lot of time reading obscure explanations for why the ocean is blue and your pool is blue and the sky is blue and refraction and diagrams.

Turns out the simple explanation is: water is blue, but it's only a little blue, so you can't see it until get a lot of it.

Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (RzGcW)

129 Seems weird not to have a word for the color of the sky. But maybe people just had a word for daytime. Water can often be a greenish shade so I can see it. Interesting tidbit on language development.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (Aashi)

130 Hey Troy, thanks for the SB Trophies. Now, please fuck off.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (jvt6t)

131 Star Wars' "counselor troy" walks back her ugly tweet with another ugly, nakedly poltical tweet after receiving "clap-back."
"Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through....[...] but they have voted for Republicans across the board for the last 20 years. Beto 4 governor."
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:34 PM (XMGPZ)


How in the name of her holy Gaia, does a green energy person feel that this event has vindicated them?

Kurt Schlicter said that these people will "stupid their way into a civil war", and I agree that they are stupid enough.

To a fucking man, they all are this dumb.

Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (LxTcq)

132 vibgyor
Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 07:43 PM (nUhF0)


aha.. why ?

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (zr5Kq)

133 Pale, I think water is green when something is alive in it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (L2ZTs)

134 I see my puce door and must have
It painted mauve

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (d6he9)

135 Doggie long boarder is all kinds of awesome!

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (w7KSn)

136 Now I'm trying to remember the name of the eighth spectral color from the Discworld 'verse.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (GLv8N)

137 'Just start naming non-grey stones.
"Stone"
Like Obsidian?
Like Malachite?
Posted by: Oldcat'

I'm smart enough to shut up at that point.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (IyZ9a)

138 I know that but why? Can you feel a color? Blue when sad, red when mad? Why the association? It has something to do with how we perceive the world.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (IyZ9a)

Well red is often associated with anger because of red faces when pumping blood to the face in a rage.
Posted by: Oldcat at February

Why green with envy?

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (A57L2)

139 Octorine! That's it!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (GLv8N)

140 Blue Velvet.......yeah, that tank was the real thing....

Posted by: Dennis Hopper at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (jvt6t)

141 131 To a fucking man, they all are this dumb.
Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (LxTcq)


I too always thought "counselor Troy" was a dude.

Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (RzGcW)

142 136 Now I'm trying to remember the name of the eighth spectral color from the Discworld 'verse.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (GLv8N)

9th Ray?

Posted by: Therns... at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (oHd/0)

143 Well red is often associated with anger because of red faces when pumping blood to the face in a rage.
Posted by: Oldcat at February

Why green with envy?
Posted by: CaliGirl

And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (Rvt88)

144 Under the red sun of Zeta Reticuli the plants appear black.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (vuisn)

145
oh black water, keep on rollin'

Posted by: The Doobie Brothers before michael mcdonald fcuked them up at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (wQ7Pg)

146 141 131 To a fucking man, they all are this dumb.
Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (LxTcq)

I too always thought "counselor Troy" was a dude.
Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (RzGcW)

Yeah, she was all good until she opened something up for a bunch of Greeks.

Posted by: Therns... at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (oHd/0)

147 My husband took up painting a few years ago. He's not allowed to talk to me about color because my brain died when he did in the past. My life force can't take it.

Posted by: Nckate at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (+6Fup)

148 143 And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (Rvt8


That's a really good question. There has to be some history there.

Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (RzGcW)

149 Why green with envy?
Posted by: CaliGirl

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

Let me explain it the best way I can....

Posted by: James T Kirk at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (jvt6t)

150 CaliGirl, I think 'green with envy' might come from the Bible. Not sure. Although I do know God says, "I am a jealous God."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (L2ZTs)

151 I know that but why? Can you feel a color? Blue when sad, red when mad? Why the association? It has something to do with how we perceive the world.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (IyZ9a)

Well red is often associated with anger because of red faces when pumping blood to the face in a rage.
Posted by: Oldcat at February

Why green with envy?
Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:45 PM (A57L2)

The ancient Greeks thought envy was caused by an overproduction of bile, which is greenish.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (eoQWY)

152 What did Troy contribute to the series? She's lucky Westley was there, that people didn't realize she was dead weight.

Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (LxTcq)

153 Women seeing more color variation makes sense. They had to distinguish between the good berries and the poisonous ones.

I'll bet their vision is flatter. Don't have to have the depth perception necessary to spear a running animal at 50 yards.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (5YmYl)

154
The composer Alexander Scriabin was affected by synesthesia, where musical tones had color associations.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (mht8P)

155 And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (Rvt8

That's a really good question. There has to be some history there.
Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (RzGcW)
-----------
I'm guessing it's something to do with the theory of bodily humors.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (GLv8N)

156
Christ Almighty...

Ace, did you see the video with "Dr" "Juniper" L. Simonis, a self-proclaimed "scientist" and "journalist" but actually a tranny pervert leftist-fascist from Portland?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:48 PM (XMGPZ)

157 I used to go Red White Blue.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 07:48 PM (2DOZq)

158 there was a flying sorcerer named: "As a color: shade of purple-grey"

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 07:48 PM (nUhF0)

159 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (L2ZTs)

qdp, the term for colors changing under different lighting is called metamerism. I've got some cubic zirconium crystals that appear pink under sunlight, but deep purple in fluorescent light.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2021 07:48 PM (F0YaR)

160 Posted by: The Doobie Brothers before michael mcdonald fcuked them up at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (wQ7Pg)

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

I was buying drinks all 'round.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:49 PM (jvt6t)

161 All I got out of this thread is that the Chinese an Indonesians are color blind.

Posted by: Harris Junta at February 19, 2021 07:49 PM (XhUV6)

162 So did the Japanese develop a word for blue before or after we deep-sixed the IJN?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 19, 2021 07:49 PM (H5knJ)

163 And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (Rvt8

That's a really good question. There has to be some history there.
Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (RzGcW)

Yellow -> short for yellow-belly -> acting like a frog

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:49 PM (eoQWY)

164 156 Ace, did you see the video with "Dr" "Juniper" L. Simonis, a self-proclaimed "scientist" and "journalist" but actually a tranny pervert leftist-fascist from Portland?
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:48 PM (XMGPZ)


Um, you know you're living in a time in which "tranny pervert leftist-fascists" are being appointed to high Federal offices, right?

Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:49 PM (RzGcW)

165 Some balls are blue and that's a sign of longing unrequited love.

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (gjvwR)

166 On Blue Bayou

Posted by: Ben Had at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (12Jjy)

167 "Why green with envy?
Posted by: CaliGirl
And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete"

You see? What is it that gives colors to emotions? Is it just some legacy or related to a physical thing?

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (IyZ9a)

168 GnuBreed, thanks! Hmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (L2ZTs)

169 I'm guessing it's something to do with the theory of bodily humors.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (GLv8N)

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

Yeah, kind of like the scene in Gladiator when Maximus is behind the guy that pisses himself.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (jvt6t)

170 I like Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (EZebt)

171 "The composer Alexander Scriabin was affected by synesthesia, where musical tones had color associations. "

I have a form of that, not with individual notes, but with chords. I associate certain chords with visual colors in my mind.
I can also see auras.
OK, I lied about that one...

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (w7KSn)

172 163 Yellow -> short for yellow-belly -> acting like a frog
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:49 PM (eoQWY)


Are frogs cowardly? Also, I never saw a frog with a yellow belly. More, please!

Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (RzGcW)

173 Are frogs cowardly? Also, I never saw a frog with a yellow belly. More, please!
Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:50 PM (RzGcW)

You ever been terrorized by a pack of frogs?

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (eoQWY)

174 Yellow -> short for yellow-belly -> acting like a frog
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:49 PM (eoQWY)

Can we leave the French out of this talk of cowardice?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (vuisn)

175 6 The Japanese didn't call blue green. Instead, they called green blue, at least until they decided to invent a word for green.

Gleen !
Posted by: JT at February 19, 2021 07:28 PM (arJlL)

Brow me, roundeye!

Posted by: Japan at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (gAFsE)

176 I've always been partial to the term "verdant swards". I think I got it from Ivanhoe.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (Vh38p)

177 I feel bad for color blind folks.
Posted by: runner
Way back in high school, our church youth group went to an amusement park. One of the guys with us was blind. He didn't wear dark glasses or use a cane, he just held on to someone's arm. Standing in line for one roller coaster he was holding my arm and shifted a bit past their safety line. The lady said, "you need to stand behind the red line". Several people who noticed his disability stared at the lady like she was nuts. I hadn't realized that the toe of his left foot was on the line, and apologized to him for the problem. He said, in a voice loud enough for the woman to hear..."There's a red line? Oh my god! I'm color blind!!!".

Awesome guy. Every time I met him somewhere for about 15 yrs, he recognized my voice and offered a hug and said, " you're looking good honey".

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (Vxu+H)

178 I recall a country song
"I Can See Your Aura, and It's Ugly As Hell".
LOL

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (w7KSn)

179
Yellow -> short for yellow-belly -> acting like a frog
Posted by: Oldcat at February 1

How do you know all of this?

You're giving me Zombie vibes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (A57L2)

180
I like Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid.

The "blue raspberry" flavor is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on humanity.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (XMGPZ)

181 Yellow, like baby chickens.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (zr5Kq)

182 152 What did Troy contribute to the series? She's lucky Westley was there, that people didn't realize she was dead weight.
Posted by: Grail Knight

Deanna Troi brought two contributions to the Enterprise

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (nUhF0)

183 What's black and blue and red all over?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 07:52 PM (2BZBZ)

184 Just finished watching "Black Death", from 2010.

Extremely well-written and well-acted film starring Sean Bean as Ulrich, a devout Christian soldier who leads a band of men to find a village that is rumored to be engaging in witchcraft to avoid the Plague (this is set in 134.

Among his band is the young monk Osmund, played by the excellent Eddie Redmayne, who has ulterior motives for making the trek, and who serves as the group's guide.

They find the village, which is indeed engaging in nefarious anti-Christian acts led by Langiva (played by the gorgeous Carice Van Houten, who also played Melisandre to award-winning effect in The Game of Everybody Dies Horribly and Rightly So - Also With Dragons series).

There is much anguish and suffering, and this is a very, very grim movie. But absolutely worth the watch for the performances and story.

Sharkman gives it two thumbs up!

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 07:52 PM (0bGEp)

185 What did Troy contribute to the series? She's lucky Westley was there, that people didn't realize she was dead weight.
Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (LxTcq)

I'm sensing some hostility.

Posted by: Troy at February 19, 2021 07:52 PM (4I/2K)

186 My two favorite blues are Cerrulean Blue and Indanthrone blue.

Also Mayan Blue ain't half bad.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 19, 2021 07:52 PM (aoXhP)

187 At the rate Marina Sirtis' butt was growing, she must be a size 54 by now.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (2BZBZ)

188 Indigo is one of those dyes that you wonder how anyone came up with it. The plant is typically fermented. You have to drive the oxygen out of it and it will be a colorless liquid. When you put fabric into the dye, you don't notice any change. But as you pull it out of the dye pot and the air hits it, it happens. It typically turned green then blue. The more you dip it in, the deeper the color gets. At some point, it has too much air in it and the dyeing stops. I'm sure there's a video of it on You Tube somewhere.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (5HBd1)

189 'The ancient Greeks thought envy was caused by an overproduction of bile, which is greenish.
Posted by: Oldcat'

I think I've heard that and it sounds reasonable considering how they thought.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (IyZ9a)

190 Women seeing more color variation makes sense. They had to distinguish between the good berries and the poisonous ones.

I'll bet their vision is flatter. Don't have to have the depth perception necessary to spear a running animal at 50 yards.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (5YmYl)

Hundreds of generations of interior decoration.

And yes, their spatial recognition is shit.

Posted by: Japan at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (gAFsE)

191 I have synesthesia, and colors correspond to numbers for me. Blue is 6.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (TdMsT)

192 Yellow -> short for yellow-belly -> acting like a frog
Posted by: Oldcat at February 1

How do you know all of this?

You're giving me Zombie vibes.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (A57L2)

I remembered the bile one, I googled the other one.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (eoQWY)

193 162 So did the Japanese develop a word for blue before or after we deep-sixed the IJN?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 19, 2021 07:49 PM (H5knJ)

Before.

They did, however, adopt the English word for orange (orenji) after we nuked them.

Posted by: James Schuler at February 19, 2021 07:54 PM (j7w9/)

194 I identify as a wavelength.

Posted by: Blue at February 19, 2021 07:54 PM (KnJdm)

195 Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 07:52 PM (0bGEp)

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Almost watched it last night. I'll queue it up later. Thanks.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:54 PM (jvt6t)

196 Always liked Pantone Reflex Blue back in my newsprint days.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:54 PM (vuisn)

197 183 What's black and blue and red all over?
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 07:52 PM (2BZBZ)

/Holds envelope to head... rips it open...

Not the New York Times....

Posted by: The Great Karnack!!! at February 19, 2021 07:54 PM (oHd/0)

198 Awesome guy. Every time I met him somewhere for about 15 yrs, he recognized my voice and offered a hug and said, " you're looking good honey".
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 07:51 PM (Vxu+H)


sounds like an awesome guy

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:54 PM (zr5Kq)

199 The Japanese didn't call blue green. Instead, they called green blue, at least until they decided to invent a word for green.

Gleen !
Posted by: JT

What colah were da Clyslers?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 19, 2021 07:54 PM (tjZg/)

200 ANDERSON MANUFACTURING AM15 OPTIC READY RIFLE; $550; https://bit.ly/2ZyPYLy

Posted by: bonhomme at February 19, 2021 07:54 PM (YYlyE)

201 Fun Fact: the Principality of Orange existed for hundreds of years before that name was applied to the color.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:55 PM (GLv8N)

202 I have synesthesia, and colors correspond to numbers for me. Blue is 6.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (TdMsT)

what is aqua ?

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:55 PM (zr5Kq)

203 'The ancient Greeks thought envy was caused by an overproduction of bile, which is greenish.
Posted by: Oldcat'

I think I've heard that and it sounds reasonable considering how they thought.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (IyZ9a)

Yes, and the association of green with envy or jealousy is made directly by Latin authors, and then carried to Shakespeare.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:55 PM (eoQWY)

204 >>153 Women seeing more color variation makes sense. They had to distinguish between the good berries and the poisonous ones.


Guess they learned something since those days in Eden.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:55 PM (vuisn)

205 Hundreds of generations of interior decoration.

And yes, their spatial recognition is shit.
Posted by: Japan at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (gAFsE)

Fred!!!! The Sabre Tooth Tiger Rug just CLASHES with the stone recliner chair...

Posted by: Wilma Flintstone at February 19, 2021 07:55 PM (oHd/0)

206 rage is Red
Envy is green

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:56 PM (zr5Kq)

207 I have synesthesia, and colors correspond to numbers for me. Blue is 6.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist


I am the new Number 2!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 19, 2021 07:56 PM (tjZg/)

208 Purple dye was obtained by boiling sea snails. Tyrian Purple the royal color of Rome.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 07:56 PM (2DOZq)

209 I think I've heard that and it sounds reasonable considering how they thought.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (IyZ9a)

It is reasonably safe to guess Romans/Greeks for a lot of things everyone knows.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:56 PM (eoQWY)

210 What's black and blue and red all over?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 07:52 PM (2BZBZ)

You want I throw you down the fucking stairs?

Posted by: Killer Cuomo at February 19, 2021 07:56 PM (KnJdm)

211 148 143 And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (Rvt8

That's a really good question. There has to be some history there.
Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (RzGcW)

Peeing in fright?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

212 Lapis Blue

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (zr5Kq)

213 "What did Troy contribute to the series? She's lucky Westley was there, that people didn't realize she was dead weight. "

That show was a collection of characters I hated. Riker, Picard, the pussy Vulcan, the unstable Data, Whoopie, Wesley, gawd it was awful.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (IyZ9a)

214 Councillor Troy has to be a future Karen

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Cxk7w)

215 Both of our platoon comms guys in Iraq in '06 were colorblind-- it's one of the few jobs you can sign up for in the military, being like that. I was once part of a group sorting ball and tracer ammunition out of cans, and one of them asked, How do you tell the difference? So I say well, the ball has a green tip and the tracer is orange. Okay, he says... What's the difference?

Hadn't know he was red/green blind until then, and that apparently also includes orange.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (gAFsE)

216 >>> 191 I have synesthesia, and colors correspond to numbers for me. Blue is 6.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (TdMsT)

1 Infra red, 2 red, 3 orange, 4 yellow, 5 green, 6 blue?

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Vh38p)

217 188...
I'm sure there's a video of it on You Tube somewhere.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (5HBd1)

Yes, I've seen them. Fascinating.

Posted by: Flyover at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Rbu5d)

218 And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (Rvt8

That's a really good question. There has to be some history there.
Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 07:47 PM (RzGcW)

Peeing in fright?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Dc2NZ)
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And how does that jibe with the proverbial yellow stripe down the back?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (GLv8N)

219 Posted by: Killer Cuomo at February 19, 2021 07:56 PM (KnJdm)

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Laughing out loud. Dog thinks I've lost it. Probably have.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (jvt6t)

220 Let's look at the color wheel, shall we?

What are the 3 primary colors?
- Red
- Yellow
- Blue (also known as commie)

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (3H9h1)

221 143 And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021

Maybe people with jaundice were weak and cowardly.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (2DOZq)

222 191 I have synesthesia, and colors correspond to numbers for me. Blue is 6.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at

I haven't heard of this. I searched it, how fascinating.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (A57L2)

223 And how does that jibe with the proverbial yellow stripe down the back?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (GLv8N)

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I can show you.................

Posted by: Shep! at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (jvt6t)

224 Indigo is one of those dyes that you wonder how anyone came up with it. The plant is typically fermented. You have to drive the oxygen out of it and it will be a colorless liquid. When you put fabric into the dye, you don't notice any change. But as you pull it out of the dye pot and the air hits it, it happens. It typically turned green then blue. The more you dip it in, the deeper the color gets. At some point, it has too much air in it and the dyeing stops. I'm sure there's a video of it on You Tube somewhere.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (5HBd1)

One of two things likely - they made an indigo stew and got their hand turned purple when they picked one out, or they got some clothes dyed by accident while boiling them clean,

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (eoQWY)

225 Tyrian Purple the royal color of Rome.
Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 07:56 PM (2DOZq)

And Byzantium. "Porphyrogenitus"-- Born in the purple. Royal blood.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (gAFsE)

226 Important question: Where are all the blue foods?

In the back of my refrigerator, behind the salad spinner.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (qe5CM)

227 I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG ?

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)

228 Anyone ever notice horseshoe crabs have bright blue blood?

It's copper-based (ignore what Star Trek says), and is used in cancer and covid research.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (vuisn)

229 And how does that jibe with the proverbial yellow stripe down the back?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (GLv8N)

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I can show you.................
Posted by: Shep! at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (jvt6t)

The back part likely is because the coward turned about and ran.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (eoQWY)

230 Orange dye was never created by the ancients because they couldn't rhyme it with anything.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (2DOZq)

231 Meg Foster would have made a good Sarah Connor.

https://www.listal.com/viewimage/10797620

Even as a young kid, I was already aware that the allure of turning evil women might be my downfall. EG Evil-Lyn or the greedy blonde from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The hot/crazy matrix is practical, but the hot/evil matrix is for the adventurous life that never happened.

Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (LxTcq)

232 "
Peeing in fright?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Dc2NZ)"


that was what I always thought ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (AKJpt)

233 I've seen blue jays and screaming raccoons in golf carts on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

Posted by: 'Ello Guv'nor at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (+iaZY)

234 Purple dye was obtained by boiling sea snails. Tyrian Purple the royal color of Rome.
Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 07:56 PM (2DOZq)

"Well sweetie, the bad news is I dropped your toga into the pot while I was making dinner. The good news is..." *holds up purple cloth*

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (gAFsE)

235 227 I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG ?
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)
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In Next Gen?

Are you thinking of Tuvok, from Voyager?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

236 Linda Rondstadt asks, 'Am I Blue?'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT_ZmS0TNJg

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (CZm2G)

237 Water is starting to trickle again. I feel like I'm back in the field. Shaving with cold water sucks.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (jvt6t)

238 I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG ?
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)

Worf

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (gAFsE)

239 Peeing in fright?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

Frogs will do that too.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (eoQWY)

240 I'm sensing some hostility.
Posted by: Troy at February 19, 2021 07:52 PM (4I/2K)
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As per usual, wrong.

Outright hatred.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (2SdPm)

241 " I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG ?
Posted by: runner"

Wart

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (IyZ9a)

242 216 >>> 191 I have synesthesia, and colors correspond to numbers for me. Blue is 6.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (TdMsT)

1 Infra red, 2 red, 3 orange, 4 yellow, 5 green, 6 blue?
Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Vh38p)

Color code? Black 0 Brown 1 Red 2 Orange 3 Yellow 4 Green 5 Blue 6 Violet 7 Grey 8 White 9.

Still remember it from Electronics school, but that is for resistors.

Posted by: Wilma Flintstone at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (oHd/0)

243 Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (LxTc

You must have loved Cersei.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (2DOZq)

244 I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG ?
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)

Worf
Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (gAFsE)
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Someone else better handle this one...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (GLv8N)

245 When I learned the Japanese words for color, I had wondered why blue was so short and simple (aoi) while green (midori) was complex. The romanji doesn't convey the soft "d" sound in midori that native speakers use, but the tripthong of aoi is easy to sound out: ah-oh-ee.

Speaking of social constucts, Pooky basically "thought in 8-bit color" until a few years ago, when he began painting Warhammer models. Now he'll go off about how "Thousand Sons Blue" is different than "Macragge Blue."

Posted by: pookysgirl wants to know blue that green is at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (XKZwp)

246 I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG ?
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)


Tupac

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (4I/2K)

247 Snow = yellow, do not eat.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (3H9h1)

248 >>> 227 I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG ?
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)

Big dude that gave it to Troy then the alien symbiotic tranny.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (gSLfl)

249 215 Both of our platoon comms guys in Iraq in '06 were colorblind-- it's one of the few jobs you can sign up for in the military, being like that.
Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (gAFsE)

Used to be a good qualification for intel. Color blindness helps defeat camouflage as it forces one to emphasize patterns more than color, and patterns are harder to replicate.

Posted by: James Schuler at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (j7w9/)

250 244 I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG ?
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)

Worf
Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (gAFsE)
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Someone else better handle this one...
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Use the Force.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (vuisn)

251 what is aqua ?
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:55 PM (zr5Kq)

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

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (gAFsE)

252 Eris, I was responding to this :

"What did Troy contribute to the series? She's lucky Westley was there, that people didn't realize she was dead weight. "
That show was a collection of characters I hated. Riker, Picard, the pussy Vulcan, the unstable Data, Whoopie, Wesley, gawd it was awful.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (IyZ9a')"

There was no Vulcan. Right ?

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (zr5Kq)

253 231 Meg Foster would have made a good Sarah Connor.

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Agreed. However, she prolly wouldn't doodle Cameron....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (jvt6t)

254 Yahoo News says we are about to enter a Biden economic boom. Recovery Summer bitches!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (4XpCU)

255
1 Infra red, 2 red, 3 orange, 4 yellow, 5 green, 6 blue?
Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Vh38p)

1 Infra red, 2 red, 3 orange, 4 yellow, 5 green, 6 blue?
Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Vh38p)



1-white; 2-yellow; 3-pink; 4-green; 5-red; 6-blue; 7-brown shades; 8-black; 9-dark grey; 10-whitish grey

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (TdMsT)

256 I didn't read the whole thing.

But it seems odd with so many rock, pop, country, blues songs referencing "the blues"

I'm calling BS

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (oAY8z)

257 There's a bluebell joke some where in here.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (12Jjy)

258 What's black and blue and red all over?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict




The Blue Man Group after a particularly rough mosh pit?

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (0bGEp)

259 And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021

Maybe people with jaundice were weak and cowardly.
Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (2DOZq)

I can see weak, but there are different attacks for physical weakness -wimpy, etc,

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (eoQWY)

260 Biden wears a lot of blue.

Posted by: mot at February 19, 2021 08:03 PM (jad3h)

261 There was an interesting episode of "The Naked Archeologist" about how the ancient Israelites created a blue dye for a particular ceremonial cloth. The method was supposedly lost for centuries.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 19, 2021 08:03 PM (qc+VF)

262 Worf
Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (gAFsE)


you people...

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:03 PM (zr5Kq)

263 Someone else better handle this one...
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (GLv8N)

Next Generation, right? Or does NG stand for something else?

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:03 PM (gAFsE)

264 Data was the vulcan stand-in.

Posted by: Flyover at February 19, 2021 08:03 PM (Rbu5d)

265 have synesthesia, and colors correspond to numbers for me. Blue is 6.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 07:53 PM (TdMsT)



1 Infra red, 2 red, 3 orange, 4 yellow, 5 green, 6 blue?

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (Vh38p)

Fuck. Time for a new nic.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:03 PM (KnJdm)

266 "There was no Vulcan. Right ?
Posted by: runner "

Klingon, Vulcan whatever. Those aliens all look alike.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (IyZ9a)

267 Someone else better handle this one...
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (GLv8N)

God dammit he said Vulcan. Never mind.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (gAFsE)

268 Speaking of social constucts, Pooky basically "thought in 8-bit color" until a few years ago, when he began painting Warhammer models. Now he'll go off about how "Thousand Sons Blue" is different than "Macragge Blue."
Posted by: pookysgirl wants to know blue that green is at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (XKZwp)

Well.... yeah.

Just like Prussian Blue is different than the Blue the French Wore under Napoleon.

You know... important stuff... not like what color of yellow is the damn bathroom.

/he manspalins.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (oHd/0)

269 1-white; 2-yellow; 3-pink; 4-green; 5-red; 6-blue; 7-brown shades; 8-black; 9-dark grey; 10-whitish grey



Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (TdMsT)

Ooh. Nevermind. I'll take it.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (KnJdm)

270 What if everyone sees colors differently?

I.e., Sharkman sees as "red" what other folks see as "green".

What if everyone's perception starts at a different place on the yuge color spectrum?

That would be cool. Also, not scientifically testable, so pretty much just a mind exercise at this point.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (0bGEp)

271 They don't put 'intro's' on new songs and they rarely include them on the old one's.

Annette Hanshaw tells you why she asks the question, 'Am I Blue?'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuu-pEEIfuw

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (CZm2G)

272 Betazoid and a Klingon. Plus Data. Who was a pleasant shade of lettuce.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (zr5Kq)

273 >>> Color code? Black 0 Brown 1 Red 2 Orange 3 Yellow 4 Green 5 Blue 6 Violet 7 Grey 8 White 9.

Still remember it from Electronics school, but that is for resistors.
Posted by: Wilma Flintstone at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (oHd/0)


Ah, I forgot about resister bands. I hated EE.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (gSLfl)

274 "254 Yahoo News says we are about to enter a Biden economic boom. Recovery Summer bitches!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (4XpCU) "



that was fast.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (AKJpt)

275 I read somewhere that the people who dyed cloth purple back in wayback had their arms purple up to the elbows. Permanently. 'Hail Eromero, I see you quit the triemes and got in the cloth business.'

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (gjvwR)

276 Not sure what to watch on Friday night movie night.

I can go either way: sophomoric comedy, or dark and violent war.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, a fine Irish pub what no longer exists at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (x8Wzq)

277 Eris, I was responding to this :

"What did Troy contribute to the series? She's lucky Westley was there, that people didn't realize she was dead weight. "
That show was a collection of characters I hated. Riker, Picard, the pussy Vulcan, the unstable Data, Whoopie, Wesley, gawd it was awful.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 07:57 PM (IyZ9a')"

There was no Vulcan. Right ?
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (zr5Kq)

She was supposed to be the 'moral one', aping the role Bones often played. Instead she came off like a political commissar. After a bit some tough captain came in and slapped her down and made her wear regulation uniform, and that irritant was gone, at least. I didn't watch too many of the shows, they had real problems with their plots.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (eoQWY)

278 I have synesthesia. . .
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist

Not to worry. I understand penicillin clears that right up.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (Rvt88)

279 Ever see the Blew Man Group? Love those guys!

Posted by: Pete Buttigieg Big Shot Government Fag at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (qyY3l)

280 Klingon, Vulcan whatever. Those aliens all look alike.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (IyZ9a)

Racist.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (zr5Kq)

281 What if everyone's perception starts at a different place on the yuge color spectrum?

That would be cool. Also, not scientifically testable, so pretty much just a mind exercise at this point.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (0bGEp)

How do you know all of us aren't just a figment of your imagination?

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (gAFsE)

282 blueberries

those blue-ish tortilla chips
that's all I have

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (iTXRQ)

283 I got the yellow stain blues
I got the yellow stain blues
From my head to my shoes

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 08:06 PM (Cxk7w)

284 If I were blind, "blue" still sounds like a sad color, and "red" sounds angry.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:06 PM (vuisn)

285 He's pretty much the best Dog Dad on the planet.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:06 PM (0bGEp)

286
I haven't heard of this. I searched it, how fascinating.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2021 07:58 PM (A57L2)


It took me years to find out what it was. I also have calendar synesthesia, where months, days and years time are points on a sphere.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:06 PM (TdMsT)

287 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj43p_qMTgs

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:06 PM (GLv8N)

288 f'd is confused; I feel sorry for f'd who does not know the f'ng difference between a Vulcan and a Klingon.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:06 PM (zr5Kq)

289 What if everyone sees colors differently?

I.e., Sharkman sees as "red" what other folks see as "green".

What if everyone's perception starts at a different place on the yuge color spectrum?

That would be cool. Also, not scientifically testable, so pretty much just a mind exercise at this point.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (0bGEp)

Sure its testable - rip out one of Sharkman's eyes and see if his rods respond to red wavelengths just like everyone else.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (eoQWY)

290 Speaking of all this color talk, Texas GOP chair Allen West just gave AOC and her money a nice big black eye:

"Texans appreciate your assistance but don't want to be part of a partisan political photo opportunity. If you truly cared you would have anonymously sent the check, instead of making it about you. Next time you come to Texas bring us the $19B we wasted on wind energy."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (L2ZTs)

291 Yahoo News says we are about to enter a Biden economic boom. Recovery Summer bitches!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (4XpCU)

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Great, we're doomed.

But, we knew that. It is nice to get official notice, though.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (2SdPm)

292 254 Yahoo News says we are about to enter a Biden economic boom. Recovery Summer bitches!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (4XpCU) "

that was fast.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (AKJpt)

Stand by for the return of "Unexpectedly".

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (gAFsE)

293 you can never overestimate the value of a good blue sui.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (12Jjy)

294 But it seems odd with so many rock, pop, country, blues songs referencing "the blues"

I'm calling BS
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (oAY8z)

Name bands with Blue in it.

Blue Oyster Cult
Moody Blues
Blues Traveler

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (2DOZq)

295 STNG was commie propaganda.

Posted by: davidt at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (5ZHS+)

296 I remember Roy G. Biv. I heard he painted houses.

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (gjvwR)

297 If The Next Generation had been written by abject Riker fan-boys, it would have been a show I would have wanted to see.

Captain's Log, stardate. Once again my insufferably smug XO has saved the day, and he says about five words, and everyone thinks he is amazing. "Woowoo we love you Riker!" How will I bring this rebel to heel!

Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (LxTcq)

298 no, not racist - spacist

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (zr5Kq)

299 Chris Isaak "Blue Hotel"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s6tufofYrg

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (iTXRQ)

300 It took me years to find out what it was. I also have calendar synesthesia, where months, days and years time are points on a sphere.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist

So when you tell someone, "I'll get around to it.", you can mean it literally. That is wild.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (Rvt88)

301 271 They don't put 'intro's' on new songs and they rarely include them on the old one's.

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I know, right? This was one of the best intros evah!!

Posted by: Threshold / Jet Airliner at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (jvt6t)

302 Mars could be Arizona

Posted by: Skip



Hint: It is . . .

The Guys from Capricorn One

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (0bGEp)

303 Don't step on my blue suede shoes

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (4I/2K)

304 You know some 8-11% of white American males are red-green color blind?
And that we (super humans) we're used to spot camouflaged installations in the big one?
Yup.
Go figger.
Complete color blindness is the most common in women, and blue-yellow colorblindness is more common in them wimmens than red-green.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (5hF5V)

305 Yahoo News says we are about to enter a Biden economic boom. Recovery Summer bitches!!


Have they turned their comments back on yet so everyone can tell them how full of shit they are?

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at February 19, 2021 08:09 PM (qyY3l)

306 There's a Blue Kid In Town.

Posted by: The Eagles at February 19, 2021 08:09 PM (5ZHS+)

307 What if everyone's perception starts at a different place on the yuge color spectrum?

That would be cool. Also, not scientifically testable, so pretty much just a mind exercise at this point.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (0bGEp)

How do you know all of us aren't just a figment of your imagination?
Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (gAFsE)

Well I'm not but that feller Sharkman met earlier is a figment of my imagination.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:09 PM (eoQWY)

308 301 271 They don't put 'intro's' on new songs and they rarely include them on the old one's.

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You can thank the influence of shitty corporate radio for that being phased out.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (vuisn)

309 "I feel sorry for f'd who does not know the f'ng difference between a Vulcan and a Klingon.
Posted by: runner "

Aww. That's so nice. I never had anybody feel sorry for me before.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (IyZ9a)

310 were not we're

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (5hF5V)

311 Blue Magic - Hooked on a Feeling

....and only about a gajillion blues bands

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (oAY8z)

312 There's also the one-hit wonder band, Blues Image.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (L2ZTs)

313 >>> 1-white; 2-yellow; 3-pink; 4-green; 5-red; 6-blue; 7-brown shades; 8-black; 9-dark grey; 10-whitish grey
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (TdMsT)


Interesting that it's not covariant with frequency at all.

[raises one eyebrow] ...intriguing

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (gSLfl)

314
So when you tell someone, "I'll get around to it.", you can mean it literally. That is wild.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (Rvt8


I went most my life thinking that everyone saw time that way.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (TdMsT)

315 There's a Blue Kid In Town.
Posted by: The Eagles at February 19, 2021 08:09 PM (5ZHS+)

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I don't wanna hear it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2021 08:11 PM (kTF2Z)

316 Name bands with Blue in it.

Blue Oyster Cult
Moody Blues
Blues Traveler
Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 08:11 PM (qe5CM)

317 " you can never overestimate the value of a good blue sui.
Posted by: Ben Had"

A hog caller that sings the blues?

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:11 PM (IyZ9a)

318 315 There's a Blue Kid In Town.
Posted by: The Eagles at February 19, 2021 08:09 PM (5ZHS+)
---------I don't wanna hear it.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2021 08:11 PM (kTF2Z)

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And you're still around....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (jvt6t)

319 I went most my life thinking that everyone saw time that way.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (TdMsT)

So are they random, or in a line, or does each one get its own little sphere?

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (gAFsE)

320 Yahoo News says we are about to enter a Biden economic boom. Recovery Summer bitches!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (4XpCU)

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Great, we're doomed.

But, we knew that. It is nice to get official notice, though.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (2SdPm)


I think taxes are scheduled to get jacked in June/July.

Posted by: Harris Junta at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (XhUV6)

321 BLUE YOU'RE MY BOY

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (iTXRQ)

322 300 It took me years to find out what it was. I also have calendar synesthesia, where months, days and years time are points on a sphere.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist

So when you tell someone, "I'll get around to it.", you can mean it literally. That is wild.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (Rvt8

I went around the world once... so I'm ALWAYS a day off.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (oHd/0)

323 Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.

This has been discussed several times on the 'fashion' Threads.

'Ettes: tan, beige, fawn, tawny, and fulvous.

'Rons: brown, brown, brown, brown, and brown.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (DMUuz)

324 Not sure what to watch on Friday night movie night.

I can go either way: sophomoric comedy, or dark and violent war.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, a fine Irish pub what no longer exists at February 19, 2021 08:05 PM (x8Wzq)

You could go sophomoric war, like that old movie Kelley's Heroes i think it is where they sneak off in a Sherman to rob a bank.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (eoQWY)

325 Blue Cheer

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (IyZ9a)

326 there was a flying sorcerer named: "As a color: shade of purple-grey"

Flying Sorcerers. His enemy was a shaman named Shoogar, but he Orbur and Wilville helped him build a flying machine.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (naEeR)

327
I think taxes are scheduled to get jacked in June/July.
Posted by: Harris Junta at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (XhUV6)


You can take that to the bank.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (TdMsT)

328 Aw. That's so nice. I never had anybody feel sorry for me before.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (IyZ9a)

The getting laid probably helped you cope.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (KnJdm)

329 STNG was commie propaganda.
Posted by: davidt at February 19, 2021 08:07 PM (5ZHS+)

So was 95% of TOS but dressed up in mini skirts. I guess commienisms is more palatable with nice legs covered in pantyhose.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (uxUoN)

330 ----"Yahoo News says we are about to enter a Biden economic boom."

Hubbymayhem: yeh, that's the sound it will make when it crashes.... Boom.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (Vxu+H)

331 I went most my life thinking that everyone saw time that way.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM (TdMsT)
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From my perspective, it seems sort of cool, but, is it a hindrance at all? Or, does it just give you a different way of looking at things in general?

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 08:13 PM (2SdPm)

332 Summertime Blues

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:13 PM (IyZ9a)

333 Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue? - Crystal Gayle.

I also once wrote a version for myself, due to my past incontinence problems, called Don't It Make My Blue Jeans Brown. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:13 PM (L2ZTs)

334
It's 2009 all over again.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 08:13 PM (XMGPZ)

335 324- You could go sophomoric war, like that old movie Kelley's Heroes i think it is where they sneak off in a Sherman to rob a bank.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM

Or "Stripes"

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 08:13 PM (qe5CM)

336 Blue Monday.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:13 PM (zr5Kq)

337 "Coke. I drink a ton of Coke every day. My doctors all said I should cut down. They're all dead, though."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

That reminds me of the old joke where there's a dude who's obviously over 100 years old and some young whipper-snapper asks him what his secret is.

"I drink a gallon of whiskey and smoke ten packs of cigarettes (no filters) and fuck all the prostitutes down on the docks, every single day!"

"Wow, and that's how you've lived to be over a hundred?!?!"

"A hundred? I'm 29 years old!"

Heh.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (0bGEp)

338 Great episode of Scrubs where a head injury patient heard every person singing when they talked.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (2DOZq)

339 Recovery Whatever.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (jvt6t)

340 Call me Mr. Blue

Posted by: The Classics IV, with Dennis Yost at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (DMUuz)

341 I got a band I bet nobody here had heard of

Bluerunners. GREAT cajun/zydeco outfit out of Louisiana

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (oAY8z)

342 The John Spencer Blues Explosion?

Posted by: 'Ello Guv'nor at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (+iaZY)

343 Well.... yeah.

Just like Prussian Blue is different than the Blue the French Wore under Napoleon.

You know... important stuff... not like what color of yellow is the damn bathroom.

/he manspalins.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 08:04 PM (oHd/0)

Color does become more important when it determines who shoots at who.

Start firing pistols and hubby might learn to put the seat up or down, as appropriate.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (eoQWY)

344 Violet's a slut.

a Miscegenating slut.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (LWu6U)

345 f'd, suit, dammit.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (12Jjy)

346 Little known fact: Most of the plots written for the never-made fourth season of Star Trek ("Star Trek: Phase Two") were recycled into plots for Next Generation and one movie, at least.

And they did suck.
But think how worse it would have been having them associated with Kirk instead of Picard.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (vuisn)

347 ZZTop "Blue Jean Blues"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b76kjd5nvMg

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (iTXRQ)

348
"A hundred? I'm 29 years old!"

Heh.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (0bGEp)


I'm laughing my ass off.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (TdMsT)

349 Or "Stripes"
Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 08:13 PM (qe5CM)
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Or "What Did You Do In The War, Daddy?"

Or "The Private War of Harry Frigg".

Ot "The Wackiest Ship in the Army".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:15 PM (GLv8N)

350 Classics IV, Mr. Blue is a song by The Fleetwoods.
Not sure if Classics IV covered it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:15 PM (L2ZTs)

351 There is no naturally occurring blue rose.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 19, 2021 08:15 PM (HeKhk)

352 You could go sophomoric war, like that old movie Kelley's Heroes i think it is where they sneak off in a Sherman to rob a bank.

That's the best tank movie ever made. They feature it in the gift shop at the Bovington Tank Museum.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 19, 2021 08:15 PM (naEeR)

353 >> never-made fourth season of Star Trek ("Star Trek: Phase Two")

Not technically a 4th season, but actually a reboot that would've come out in early 70's.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:16 PM (vuisn)

354 Mantis shrimp can see the colors blorphus, mangool, and chweezil.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)



Now you're just making shit up.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:16 PM (0bGEp)

355
Badfinger.

Baby Blue

youtube.com/watch?v=TkA7xQb6uPk

*drops mic*

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2021 08:16 PM (wQ7Pg)

356 Bluerunners. GREAT cajun/zydeco outfit out of Louisiana
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah
Bluerunners?
You know the Bluerunners?
Well shit!

Never hear of 'em.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:16 PM (5hF5V)

357 But then... yellow is earth.
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Yellow ochre is finely ground clay mixed with oil. Earth colors.

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (+ya+t)

358 Little known fact: Most of the plots written for the never-made fourth season of Star Trek ("Star Trek: Phase Two") were recycled into plots for Next Generation and one movie, at least.

And they did suck.
But think how worse it would have been having them associated with Kirk instead of Picard.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM (vuisn)

Shatner would never have stayed up on the ship sitting on a damn sofa.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (eoQWY)

359 Mantis shrimp can see the colors blorphus, mangool, and chweezil.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)

Even if those were real words, which I doubt, how would they even know?

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (gAFsE)

360 Hoagy Carmichael puts words to Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart's blue situation in 'To Have and to Have Not'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1vJ2Z8aI0

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (CZm2G)

361 I went most my life thinking that everyone saw time that way.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:10 PM


Does anyone really know what time it is?

Posted by: Chicago at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (DMUuz)

362 Full Metal Jacket

We Were Soldiers

Das Boot

Happy Night Funtime!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (jvt6t)

363 Chairman Xiden's recovery summer
$2Billion to world for vaccinations
Funding the Wuhan Institute through 2024
Turning 25 - 30 million illegals into citizens and handouts for all

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (Cxk7w)

364
"Texans appreciate your assistance but don't want to be part of a partisan political photo opportunity. If you truly cared you would have anonymously sent the check, instead of making it about you. Next time you come to Texas bring us the $19B we wasted on wind energy."
Posted by: qdpsteve

BOOM!

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (JKh2y)

365 There is no naturally occurring blue rose.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 19, 2021 08:15 PM (HeKhk)

That sounds like a code phrase.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (gAFsE)

366 1-white; 2-yellow; 3-pink; 4-green; 5-red; 6-blue; 7-brown shades; 8-black; 9-dark grey; 10-whitish grey
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (TdMsT)

Resistance is futile, {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (z7N5c)

367 And a coward is 'yellow'. Why?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 07:46 PM (Rvt8

That's a really good question. There has to be some history there.

Posted by: Splunge



"Yellow belly" from lying in their piss while the non-cowards do the fighting.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (0bGEp)

368 But then... yellow is earth.
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Yellow ochre is finely ground clay mixed with oil. Earth colors.
Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM (+ya+t)

There is plenty of yellow clay, especially in China - it is how the Yellow river gets its yellow. Georgia clay is red, Ohios is a mix of greys and yellows...

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (eoQWY)

369 Infidel, yup. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (L2ZTs)

370 That's the best tank movie ever made. They feature it in the gift shop at the Bovington Tank Museum.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 19, 2021 08:15 PM (naEe

Only if Sahara was never made.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (2DOZq)

371 355
Badfinger.

Baby Blue

youtube.com/watch?v=TkA7xQb6uPk

*drops mic*
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2021 08:16 PM (wQ7Pg)

*golf clap*

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (jvt6t)

372 Blue Streak...

A torrent of "words"

Something that moves fast

A whole lota' cussing

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (3H9h1)

373 That sounds like a code phrase.
Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:17 PM

The chair is against the wall.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (HeKhk)

374 From my perspective, it seems sort of cool, but, is it a hindrance at all? Or, does it just give you a different way of looking at things in general?
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 08:13 PM (2SdPm)


I'm not sure! It's really hard to explain how I "see" time and space. But it really messes up directions when traveling, for some reason.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (TdMsT)

375 Bluebells are blue.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (/669Q)

376 Blues Image
Blues Magoos

Hell... just go to this list:

https://tinyurl.com/59lfo5bx

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (vuisn)

377 *drops mic* Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2021 08:16 PM (wQ7Pg)

*picks up mic*

Styx - Suite Madam Blue
https://youtu.be/YGXYiIDTPDI

*hurls mic at commie traitors

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (KnJdm)

378 The Japanese didn't call blue green. Instead, they called green blue, at least until they decided to invent a word for green.

But "things that were blue" before "green" became common remain "blue".

The "green" light on a traffic signal is still "ao", not "midori".

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (P1f+c)

379 I think Q was my favorite TNG character.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (2BZBZ)

380 How are you qdp?

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (JKh2y)

381 I'm not sure! It's really hard to explain how I "see" time and space. But it really messes up directions when traveling, for some reason.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (TdMsT)

"Turn left 45 degrees right, past the north pole and past two Tuesdays ago."

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (gAFsE)

382 Theoretically, language will first differentiate light and dark. If they add a third color it will be red, and often the word for the color will be the same word for blood. After that you get grue, and ultimately explosion of other color words. Though English didn't differentiate orange until getting oranges from India. (Naranjas, which got rebracketed into 'an orange').. prior to oranges that color was described as red or yellow.

Posted by: Melissa Lotze at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (appmN)

383 375 Bluebells are blue.
Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (/669Q)

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Unless you're Indonesian, then all bets are off.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (jvt6t)

384 Computer Blue is a great song, oiginally intended to be 14 minutes

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (PUmDY)

385 366 1-white; 2-yellow; 3-pink; 4-green; 5-red; 6-blue; 7-brown shades; 8-black; 9-dark grey; 10-whitish grey
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:02 PM (TdMsT)
Resistance is futile, {{{Ladyl}}}
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (z7N5c)


Yeah, {{{S'Puppy}}}

Living in my head for a day might cause you so seek therapy.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (TdMsT)

386 Old dated song, but I still love it.

Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue (196

https://youtu.be/Y_tPE3o5NWk

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (L2ZTs)

387 The Blues Brothers had a band called the Blues Brothers Band.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (IyZ9a)

388 Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (KnJdm)
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Whatever yellow.......

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (jvt6t)

389 I'm not sure! It's really hard to explain how I "see" time and space. But it really messes up directions when traveling, for some reason.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:18 PM (TdMsT)
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Ah, I understand. It's always been this way, so, no reference point to work from.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (2SdPm)

390 Bluerunners - Nonc Tete Dure/Grand Chenier

https://tinyurl.com/5r65qxwj

you're welcome, stick with it past the intro

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (oAY8z)

391 BLUES CLUES!!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (Vxu+H)

392 Infidel, I'm hanging in there. Was glad to see at HotFart that things are falling apart for Dems today.
How about yourself?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (L2ZTs)

393 I think Q was my favorite TNG character.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (2BZBZ)

Total steal from the TOS Squire of Gothos. Having a six year old popping of moral lectures to adults was a chore.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (eoQWY)

394 Just checking in.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (IYHxL)

395 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (L2ZTs)

Still dig it.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (jvt6t)

396 > I'm not sure! It's really hard to explain how I "see" time and space.




like I have really bad seats

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (iTXRQ)

397 A little Arizona Rockabilly from the Devil's Daughters:

https://tinyurl.com/Pass-That-Bottle-DD-Rockabilly

A little more tastefully shot than the last video.

Enjoy.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (0bGEp)

398 Georgia clay is red, Ohios is a mix of greys and yellows...

Ohio also has red clay, especially close to the Ohio. There used to be brick foundries around Athens, and I grew up in a brick house that was made from the clay on-site. There were plenty of broken bricks around the barnyard, and they were bright orange inside.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (naEeR)

399 Unless you're Indonesian, then all bets are off.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (jvt6t)
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I'm not Indonesian. Place your bets.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (/669Q)

400 The hot/crazy matrix is practical, but the hot/evil matrix is for the adventurous life that never happened.
Posted by: Grail Knight


Funny you should mention that.
I was watching this again....just the other day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pInk1rV2VEg

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ....Living on the prison planet at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (tjZg/)

401 I'm not convinced that women can see more color than men. I think they PRETEND to see more colors than men just so they can torment us in the paint aisle.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (nakwk)

402 Colors have different tastes.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (2DOZq)

403 Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (KnJdm)

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Whatever yellow.......

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (jvt6t)

Now I am blue.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (KnJdm)

404 What if... calling things a social construct is itself a social construct?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (9y/wb)

405 I think, back in the day pr0n was referred to as "blue"?

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (3H9h1)

406 Jak, yup me too thanks. :-)
Kind of a forgotten oldie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (L2ZTs)

407 Blue is my favorite color. The real blue, not any of those fake ones Ace is talking about that.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (/669Q)

408 the comments on this thread are like 99+% on-topic.

It's bizarre!

Posted by: ace at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (5+1A/)

409 Numbers have colors. So do letters. and sounds.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (9y/wb)

410 Mantis shrimp can see the colors blorphus, mangool, and chweezil.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)

Also known as the Zappa cousins.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (nakwk)

411 This comment is a social construct.

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (iTXRQ)

412 Yeah. About all those colors......

Posted by: Magic Mushrooms at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (jvt6t)

413 Ignore the that, please.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (/669Q)

414 qdp, okay. Glad it's Friday. So tired of the cold and more sad about Rush than I expected.

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (JKh2y)

415 https://tinyurl.com/5r65qxwj

That boy can't even speak Engrish!

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (5hF5V)

416 I think Q was my favorite TNG character.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:19 PM (2BZBZ)


Data was ok. It was an "ensemble" - fed of each other. The show itself was meh. Had a few watchable episodes here and there.

Unlike many people , I liked Voyager. Mostly after season three when they got rid of dead wood and made it interesting.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (zr5Kq)

417 We're getting into the Matrix now.

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (2DOZq)

418 The Star Trek fan series by Vic Mignogna is the best Star Trek has ever been.

Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (LxTcq)

419 Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (0bGEp)

They sure can polish those....mics

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (IYHxL)

420 413 Ignore the that, please.
Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (/669Q)

*zeroes in on the that*

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (nakwk)

421 242 Color code? Black 0 Brown 1 Red 2 Orange 3 Yellow 4 Green 5 Blue 6 Violet 7 Grey 8 White 9.

Still remember it from Electronics school, but that is for resistors.
Posted by: Wilma Flintstone at February 19, 2021 08:01 PM (oHd/0)


I remember that too, for the same reason, but only because of the mnemonic device the instructor taught us.

Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly

Guessing that's not taught these days.

Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (RzGcW)

422 relevant to this discussion

https://twitter.com/el_kabong81/status/1362922905256923136

Posted by: ace at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (5+1A/)

423 or was it four ?

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (zr5Kq)

424 "I'm not convinced that women can see more color than men. I think they PRETEND to see more colors than men just so they can torment us in the paint aisle."

I think men and women can both see the variation between 100 shades of white but real men just don't care.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (IyZ9a)

425 the comments on this thread are like 99+% on-topic.

It's bizarre!
Posted by: ace

Let it run.. let it run.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (5hF5V)

426 Rita Coolidge gives Linda a run for her money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4eUaPR0Lxc

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (CZm2G)

427 Bluebonnets? Not so fast!

https://tinyurl.com/356zn7qn

And folks say them Aggies don't have a sense of humor.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (DMUuz)

428 I'm not convinced that women can see more color than men. I think they PRETEND to see more colors than men just so they can torment us in the paint aisle.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (nakwk)

Also helps to explain why the 250 red sweaters are not quite enough to go with this outfit.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (eoQWY)

429 I've been involved in computer graphics since 1982, and even gave talks about color back when my brain functioned. We used to fantasize about them finally not just inventing blue LED's, but getting the price down to where they'd be affordable, thus creating HUGE monitors that were actually flat and lightweight. It was the holy grail for a while in electronics. Woohoo! Well, that happened, didn't it?

Blue light is interesting, because it's such a short wavelength. So, more of it reaches your eye in the same amount of time than any other color. That's why it appears so much brighter than any others. Also, why it can freak your eyes out and even appear blurry. I for one want to shoot every industrial designer who uses them in devices or ESPECIALLY in cars. One crappy little LED can light a room enough to read by. They're obnoxious as hell. There's a reason they use red or amber in aircraft. Long, soothing, no-fatigue wavelength. Want a night light or clock? Get red.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:25 PM (46GDR)

430 the comments on this thread are like 99+% on-topic.

It's bizarre!
Posted by: ace at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (5+1A/)
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It's CBD's fault. He's got us trained with the 600 comment rule.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:25 PM (/669Q)

431 Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly

Guessing that's not taught these days.
Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (RzGcW)

Four stroke engine sequence: Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:25 PM (gAFsE)

432 I remember Roy G. Biv. I heard he painted houses.

OMG! He painted my house!

Posted by: shibumi at February 19, 2021 08:25 PM (tjZg/)

433 338 Great episode of Scrubs where a head injury patient heard every person singing when they talked.
Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:14 PM

I have an acquaintance whose doctor finally diagnosed his epilepsy when he told the doctor that he would have spells during which, if someone was speaking to him, he was hearing their words as lines from favorite movies. As soon as he mentioned this, the doctor said "you have epilepsy". It was traced back to a head injury suffered in a near-fatal car accident when he was a toddler.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 08:25 PM (qe5CM)

434 Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (CZm2G)

Rita was much hotter IMO, YMMV

Posted by: Magic Mushrooms at February 19, 2021 08:25 PM (jvt6t)

435 Philippines has the blue food.

Ube, a type of sweet tater, is blue. It is transformed into blue cakes, desserts and ice cream. Also a type of blue porridge with tapioca pearls.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at February 19, 2021 08:25 PM (n/szn)

436 https://twitter.com/el_kabong81/status/1362922905256923136


==

MY EYES ! MY EYES !!

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (zr5Kq)

437 I'm not convinced that women can see more color than men. I think they
PRETEND to see more colors than men just so they can torment us in the
paint aisle."



I think men and women can both see the variation between 100 shades of white but real men just don't care.

Don't even get me started on the differences between taupe, beige, and ecru.

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (v16oJ)

438 "I'm not convinced that women can see more color than men. I think they PRETEND to see more colors than men just so they can torment us in the paint aisle."

I think men and women can both see the variation between 100 shades of white but real men just don't care.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (IyZ9a)

I've heard that about cats and color. The hard part in discovering what they can see is that they don't give a damn about it and won't perform for the testers.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (eoQWY)

439 the comments on this thread are like 99+% on-topic.



It's bizarre!

Posted by: ace



Let it run.. let it run.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (5hF5V)

The blog has reached the event horizon.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (KnJdm)

440 Damned psilocybin sock....off

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (jvt6t)

441 So are they random, or in a line, or does each one get its own little sphere?
Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:12 PM (gAFsE)


It's just one sphere. The months of the year go around the face of it counterclockwise, but not really corresponding to the numbers on an actual clock. Past years are a points farther back in the sphere. This point in February is about 10:00 on the sphere.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (TdMsT)

442 402 Colors have different tastes.


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Someone's been eating the Crayola's again.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (vuisn)

443 Don't even get me started on the differences between taupe, beige, and ecru.
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (v16oJ)

Great, now we are back to South American nations....

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (eoQWY)

444 What if... calling things a social construct is itself a social construct?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (9y/wb)
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Norman, coordinate!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (GLv8N)

445 Wife: Here I bought the green paint to cover the patch in the wall.

Me: But... I didn't give you a chip to color match.

*It is an exact match

She looked at the wall of paint samples and picked out the exact shade to match the wall of the house we just bought.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (9y/wb)

446 428 I'm not convinced that women can see more color than men. I think they PRETEND to see more colors than men just so they can torment us in the paint aisle.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 08:22 PM (nakwk)

Also helps to explain why the 250 red sweaters are not quite enough to go with this outfit.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (eoQWY)

"I don't have anything to wear!"

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (nakwk)

447 Don't even get me started on the differences between taupe, beige, and ecru.
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (v16oJ)
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One of those things is not like the other.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (/669Q)

448 Blue's Funeral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfaa0Sjczik


YOU'RE MY BOY, BLUE

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (iTXRQ)

449 Unlike many people , I liked Voyager. Mostly after season three when they got rid of dead wood and made it interesting.

I liked Enterprise until they wussed out on vengeance for the massive terrorist attack on Earth -- an alien device carved a trench across Florida. Apparently having bad guys who were really bad guys was unacceptable to all their friends in Hollywood.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (naEeR)

450 Don't even get me started on the differences between taupe, beige, and ecru.
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (v16oJ)

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Dun dun dun!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (GLv8N)

451 I see three colors; 1. Red/brown/green, 1. Yellow/orange, and 3. Purple/blue.
I don't think of white and black as colors. Pink and grey are largely indistinguishable.
At 76 I am down to 20/20 vision. I get by.

Posted by: Javems at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (8SSHh)

452 Thanks for that palette xleanser ace. Holy fook.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (jvt6t)

453 the comments on this thread are like 99+% on-topic.

It's bizarre!
Posted by: ace at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (5+1A/)

we are sorry and we will not let that happen again

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (zr5Kq)

454 clutch, hmmm yup.
Videographers like to shoot in (blue) sunlight because it's so bright of course, but hate the sharp/stark shadows it causes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (L2ZTs)

455 Dont u do it. Dont even think about it.

Posted by: Elvis' blue suede shoes. at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (n/szn)

456 Old and busted : greenbacks

New and cool : blue backs

Money is just an idea, Man!

Posted by: Joe Stolin at February 19, 2021 08:28 PM (Y274z)

457 Blue plate special was a way to keep anyone from eating too much. Theory was that no one liked to eat blue anything, so it dampened appetites.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:28 PM (5hF5V)

458
B B King

How Blue Can You get

youtube.com/watch?v=l45f28PzfCI

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2021 08:28 PM (2khEQ)

459 Just don't eat the blue ham.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:28 PM (2BZBZ)

460 Great, now we are back to South American nations....
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (eoQWY)

Risky

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:28 PM (jvt6t)

461 It's just one sphere. The months of the year go around the face of it counterclockwise, but not really corresponding to the numbers on an actual clock. Past years are a points farther back in the sphere. This point in February is about 10:00 on the sphere.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (TdMsT)

Ok, that makes sense.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:28 PM (gAFsE)

462 The main female character in my favorite film is (sur)named Blue (xxxx Blue)

guess the film

it's a very pretty film (to me)

very deep

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 19, 2021 08:28 PM (j9HX3)

463 palate
pallet
palette

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:28 PM (iTXRQ)

464 I think men and women can both see the variation between 100 shades of white but real men just don't care.
Posted by: f'd

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Can't say I care either.

Posted by: SMH at February 19, 2021 08:29 PM (l64hh)

465 I think men and women can both see the variation between 100 shades of white but real men just don't care.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (IyZ9a)

Look up the painting by Agnes Martin, Untitled #3

Posted by: C 137 at February 19, 2021 08:29 PM (2DOZq)

466 Having the word for a thing trains the brain to see the thing.
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Oh you mean like "Islamophobia" ?

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 08:29 PM (uEbPt)

467 Bleu, bleu, l'amour est bleu.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:29 PM (/669Q)

468 blue light special!

that was a kmart thing

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 19, 2021 08:29 PM (j9HX3)

469 I SEE PINK!

*licks lips*

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at February 19, 2021 08:29 PM (Y274z)

470 386 Old dated song, but I still love it.

Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue (196

https://youtu.be/Y_tPE3o5NWk
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM

For some reason, I always associate that song with Claudine Longet (Andy Williams' wife) shooting Spider Sabich.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 08:29 PM (qe5CM)

471 418 The Star Trek fan series by Vic Mignogna is the best Star Trek has ever been.
Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (LxTcq)

Gotta agree. "Star Trek Continues" retains the spirit of the original first season, and Mignogna plays a great Kirk*.

*As opposed to "playing Shatner playing Kirk."

All the episodes are on Youtube.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (vuisn)

472 I think I met one person who would remember numbers in color..or something like that.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (zr5Kq)

473 This point in February is about 10:00 on the sphere.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (TdMsT)

I think we are on the heels of inventing a time machine here.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (KnJdm)

474
Someone's been eating the Crayola's again.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:26 PM (vuisn)

Goddamn Marines

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (gAFsE)

475 ace, I *tried* to bring it back to politics. :-)
Check out Allen West's sick burn of AOC in Texas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (L2ZTs)

476 ♪ Me and you and a dog named Blue... ♫

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (2BZBZ)

477 Yeah, {{{S'Puppy}}} Living in my head for a day might cause you so seek therapy.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:20 PM (TdMsT)

Same, ma'am. Instead of a 529 plan, we have prepaid for decades of therapy for my kids.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (z7N5c)

478 Wife: Do you think these curtains would look good in the living room or would it clash with the walls?

Me: What color are the living room walls?

Wife: We have lived in the house 3 years, you spend hours every day in that room....

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (9y/wb)

479 Code Blue was a damn good band.

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (g741k)

480 I can't understand any culture that doesn't have a word for every color. That's dumb.

Posted by: f'd, on the spectrum at


But is it ghey?

Posted by: LOL at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (DUW2e)

481 Moonbeam, where did that happen? A 1960s TV series? (I seriously don't know.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (L2ZTs)

482
She looked at the wall of paint samples and picked out the exact shade to match the wall of the house we just bought.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:27 PM (9y/wb)


That is a true gift.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (TdMsT)

483
blue light special!

that was a kmart thing

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 19, 2021 08:29 PM


naw...it was a Creedence song

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (2khEQ)

484 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (9y/wb)


Just say "yes".

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (zr5Kq)

485 Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly

Guessing that's not taught these days.
Posted by: Splunge at February 19, 2021 08:24 PM (RzGcW)

It was "Bad Boys Race Young Girls Behind Victory Garden Walls" or some such.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

486 Bleu, bleu, l'amour est bleu.
Posted by: bluebell

Did that exhaust your sophomore French?

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (5hF5V)

487 BB King "Every Day I Have The Blues"

(live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZpevSkpLiI

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (iTXRQ)

488 Wife: Do you think these curtains would look good in the living room or would it clash with the walls?

Me: What color are the living room walls?

Wife: We have lived in the house 3 years, you spend hours every day in that room....
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (9y/wb)

If the living room walls ever attacked him, THEN he would remember many details about them.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (eoQWY)

489 472 I think I met one person who would remember numbers in color..or something like that.


do you mean the pantone numbers or the hex?



A is 4 is red

yes i do that thing with "senses" mixing

it's weird I don't know just a strange amalgam

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (j9HX3)

490 Next do the history of Orange

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (uxJPn)

491 418 The Star Trek fan series by Vic Mignogna is the best Star Trek has ever been

It was really a labor of love for him and fun to watch. The finale is magnificent.

Posted by: Retief at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (vra3r)

492 Another "Baby Blue". This time, George Strait.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VmZfER6KqQ

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (XxJt1)

493 Blue Crabs...

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (3H9h1)

494 Oh wow, Claudine actually did shoot somebody.
Don't mess with her I guess... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (L2ZTs)

495 Hate code blue.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (zr5Kq)

496 >>432 I remember Roy G. Biv. I heard he painted houses.

Frank Sheeran used to sneak my underage dad into bars back in South Philly.
Wish he lived long enough to see "The Irishman."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (vuisn)

497 Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.
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I though that was because it's more common for women to have the "fourth cone". Most people have three cones.

Of course I likely have four which is probably kind of gay. You can test yourself with a little applet that used to be online. It asks you to arrange four rows of colors that all slightly vary. I'm sure it was linked here years ago.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (uEbPt)

498 There is plenty of yellow clay, especially in China - it is how the
Yellow river gets its yellow. Georgia clay is red, Ohios is a mix of
greys and yellows...
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Earth colors are light fast too. They had problems with other fleeting colors exposed to light.

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (+ya+t)

499 "Can't say I care either.
Posted by: SMH "

Can you come over and straighten out Mrs f'd on the color of the trim in our sunrom?

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (IyZ9a)

500 naw...it was a Creedence song


you are kidding, right? Midnight Special?

anyway I used to hate when my mom took me to Kmart

afraid I'd run into someone from school - embarrassing like Kaboom embarrassing

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (j9HX3)

501 Oh, schnorfflepuppy is the other color only mantis shrimp see.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

502
Same, ma'am. Instead of a 529 plan, we have prepaid for decades of therapy for my kids.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM (z7N5c)


I always told my kids: my purpose is to give you something to tell your therapist.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (TdMsT)

503 Black 0 Brown 1 Red 2 Orange 3 Yellow 4 Green 5 Blue 6 Violet 7 Grey 8 White 9.
Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly
Guessing that's not taught these days.
Posted by: Splunge


That's not even the original. You know the 3rd "B" is "Blue", since the six rainbow colors are in-order. But for the first two, which should be "black" and which should be "brown"? So the original mnemonic was "Black Boys..."

The PG-rated version was "Bad Beer Rots Our Young Guts But Vodka Goes Well". But even that's probably too much for school, now.

And for all three mnemonics, the tolerance band 5%-gold, 10%-silver, 20%-no band, was "... Get Some Now!"

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (P1f+c)

504 Did that exhaust your sophomore French?
Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM (5hF5V)
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I minored en francais, merci beaucoup.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (/669Q)

505 Next do the history of Orange
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (uxJPn)

House, color, or fruit?

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (eoQWY)

506 Love bleu cheese on my garden salad, does that count ?

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (g741k)

507 If the living room walls ever attacked him, THEN he would remember many details about them.
Or had boobs.

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (v16oJ)

508 Can you come over and straighten out Mrs f'd on the color of the trim in our sunrom?
Posted by: f'd

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I'd be as much use to her as you are.

Posted by: SMH at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (l64hh)

509 Stella Blue out of space was usually intense

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (PUmDY)

510 Life ain't easy for A Boy Named Blew.

Posted by: Shep at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (5ZHS+)

511 Numbers have colors. Zero is pink, one is white, two is green, three is red, four is yellow, five is blue, six is brown, seven is purple, eight is orange, nine is black.

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 19, 2021 08:34 PM (nce2I)

512 And it's true certain cultures don't recognize blue as a color, or even have a freaking word for it. If you show people in other parts of the world white swatches, some that are a bit red, some that are a bit blue, you get different results. In western culture, we see tend to see a cool white as clean or pure. White with just a hint of blue. But say, India? Red.

Also, blue is one color that most men can discern easily, we tend to lose our sense of color as we get older. The last time I took the XRite test, I scored a zero, which is perfect. That was also 8 years ago. I have a friend who's an artist, with a fantastic sense of color. He's also totally color blind. And, maybe that's WHY he has that sense. He's working strictly with contrast. Typically, men are red/green color blind. Doesn't mean you can't see red or green, but when they're together, your brain shorts out (the common type anyway). I bet a lot of morons here tonight have that?

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:34 PM (46GDR)

513 Love bleu cheese on my garden salad, does that count ?
Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (g741k)

It counts as delicious. Dunno about colors

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:34 PM (gAFsE)

514 505 Next do the history of Orange

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The Orange can go fook themselves.

Posted by: IRA Provisionals at February 19, 2021 08:34 PM (jvt6t)

515 If the living room walls ever attacked him, THEN he would remember many details about them.
Or had boobs.
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM (v16oJ)

nah, he'd just remember the boobs.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:34 PM (eoQWY)

516 Posted by: JuJuBee at February 19, 2021 08:34 PM (nce2I)


say ello to Ladyl

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:34 PM (zr5Kq)

517 Je nais parles pais Francais, merci beaucoup.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (5hF5V)

518
Another "Baby Blue". This time, George Strait.

youtube.com/watch?v=1VmZfER6KqQ

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM


more George Strait

Am I Blue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUiBpFAB8k

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (2khEQ)

519 Grandma always laid out Grandpa's clothes, socks and shoes. He was color blind. They lived in Palm Desert and Grandpa always wore matched/coordinated golf clothes from back in the day.

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (JKh2y)

520 What makes bleu cheese bleu, by the way?
(I assume good ol' edible bacteria/fungus.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

521 Blue Jeans

https://tinyurl.com/b968yekw

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (2SdPm)

522 Creedence Clearwater Revival "Feelin' Blue"

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

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (iTXRQ)

523 How do you know all of us aren't just a figment of your imagination?

Posted by: Vanya



*breaks out his volume of The Anthropic Cosmological Principle by Frank Tipler and John Barrow*

"Hmmmmm"

*throws volume against the wall*

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (0bGEp)

524 Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (JKh2y)'


Aw

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (zr5Kq)

525 I've stayed in every blue light cheap hotel.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (PUmDY)

526 "Don't It Make My Bleu Cheese Bleu?" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

527 "I'd be as much use to her as you are.
Posted by: SMH"

Oh ow that hurts.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (IyZ9a)

528 it'll be a blue christmas without you

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (bxPTJ)

529 Well, the movers are gone, I am signed out of post. Time to get used to saying "I WAS in the Army"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (9y/wb)

530 What makes bleu cheese bleu, by the way?
(I assume good ol' edible bacteria/fungus.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

Mold.

In the old days, you didn't just chuck out a cheese in the late winter because it had gone off. The genius bit was convincing everyone to pay more for it.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (eoQWY)

531 *As opposed to "playing Shatner playing Kirk."
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:30 PM


You. Say. That like. It's a. Bad. Thing.

Posted by: Bill Shatner at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (DMUuz)

532 511 Numbers have colors. Zero is pink, one is white, two is green, three is red, four is yellow, five is blue, six is brown, seven is purple, eight is orange, nine is black.
Posted by: JuJuBee at February 19, 2021 08:34 PM (nce2I)


OMG. Someone who understands!

For me, colors have numbers.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (TdMsT)

533 Bayou's ain't blue. Linda was (is?) a dumbass

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (g741k)

534 mold is green

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (zr5Kq)

535 527 "I'd be as much use to her as you are.
Posted by: SMH"

Oh ow that hurts.
Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:35 PM (IyZ9a)

AHOY, could I send you some help??

Posted by: Bill Kristol at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (jvt6t)

536 I hate UT.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (PUmDY)

537 How do you know all of us aren't just a figment of your imagination?

Posted by: Vanya

Or, more on topic, a pigment of your imagination.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (Rvt88)

538 Every wall in my house is painted white. I use color in furniture and decorative objects and rugs.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (Vxu+H)

539 Oldcat, what *can't* mold do?! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (L2ZTs)

540 the mold in blue cheese does follow that maybe black/maybe blue/maybe green thing

Posted by: ace at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (5+1A/)

541 Red roses for a blue lady

Posted by: Roy G. Biv at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (63Dwl)

542 Chris Isaak "Blue Hotel"



His Forever Blue album is one of my favorites.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (0bGEp)

543 or as Japanese say - Aoi

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (zr5Kq)

544 Next do the history of Orange

Orange is definitely a social construct.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (9y/wb)

545 Little Boy Bluew.

He needed the money!

Posted by: Diceman at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (4I/2K)

546 481 Moonbeam, where did that happen? A 1960s TV series? (I seriously don't know.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:31 PM

In Aspen.

I just looked it up- she released a version of the song- en francaise.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (qe5CM)

547 There. Are. Four. Cones.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (d6he9)

548 For me, colors have numbers.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (TdMsT)

What sum are you wearing?

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (KnJdm)

549 Every wall in my house is painted white. I use color in furniture and decorative objects and rugs.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (Vxu+H)

but *which* white??

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (eoQWY)

550 One of the cool things about diving is how the colors disappear. In 2009 I made my first really deep dive in clear water, 130 feet on a platform in daylight. Bottom was almost 300 feet so the water was crystal clear, sun shining, so my helmet light wasn't on. I kept noticing this gray hose floating next to me, and wondering what it was. Finally I grabbed it... And it was my hot water hose, attached to my umbilical. Those hoses are bright red, but the color had been washed out by the water depth so it looked gunmetal gray.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (gAFsE)

551 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (9y/wb)

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Thank you for everything. I appreciate it. Best wishes to you.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (jvt6t)

552 Xrite looks kind of like the test I was talking about. I thought the rows were longer. Fun test though.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (uEbPt)

553 Next do the history of Orange

Orange is definitely a social construct.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (9y/wb)
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Off with his head!

Posted by: William at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (2SdPm)

554 What about fuschia a and vermillion?

Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (ZfRYq)

555 537 How do you know all of us aren't just a figment of your imagination?

Posted by: Vanya


I've always wondered that. Do other people truly exist?

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (TdMsT)

556 Julie London may give a lesson to the young ladies on the question, Am I Blue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPi2R0ca2Zs

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (CZm2G)

557 391 BLUES CLUES!!
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 08:21 PM (Vxu+H)

Madamemayhem just skiddooed!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (nakwk)

558 Someone probably already posted Blue on Black.

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=V94pBlA4n7U

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (JKh2y)

559 Seriously though, thank God for edible bacteria.
IMHO it's more proof human life is designed, not a cosmic accident.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (L2ZTs)

560 I bought blue cheese today.

Mind meld, man.

Posted by: Cicero kaboom kid at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (n/szn)

561 Well, the movers are gone, I am signed out of post. Time to get used to saying "I WAS in the Army"
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (9y/wb)
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Congratulations! Are you retiring?

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (/669Q)

562 What about fuschia a and vermillion?
Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (ZfRYq)

Sound like stripper names.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (zr5Kq)

563 What sum are you wearing?
Posted by: 4

Touche... or as we say in the States...
Touchy!

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (5hF5V)

564 542- His Forever Blue album is one of my favorites.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM

Me too, but I love almost anything by him.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (qe5CM)

565 My oldest uncle was a house painter and mixed his own lead white. Artists preferred it to titanium white which was the replacement when they got rid of lead. Uncle Frank swore he went bald because of lead paint. Lived until almost 90, lol.

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (+ya+t)

566 What about fuschia a and vermillion?
What about them, Nancy?

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (v16oJ)

567 Well, the movers are gone, I am signed out of post. Time to get used to saying "I WAS in the Army"
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (9y/wb)

Retired? Congrats!

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (gAFsE)

568 "All the world's indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another's audience
Outside the gilded cage"


We all are, in fact, just constructs within our brains.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (0bGEp)

569 In the end - Rush

https://youtu.be/VwBv-T3Qykg

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (KnJdm)

570 Oldcat, what *can't* mold do?! ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:37 PM (L2ZTs)

Can it get moldy? More than it starts out as?

Now pennicillin makes things less moldy, aside from the pennicilin itself.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (eoQWY)

571 ace, yup.
I also like Roquefort dressing. I remember it used to be a lot more available in supermarkets than it seems to be now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (L2ZTs)

572 I've always wondered that. Do other people truly exist?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (TdMsT)

Cogito, ergo sum ?

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (zr5Kq)

573 Congratulations, Cat Ass!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (TdMsT)

574 I've always wondered that. Do other people truly exist?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (TdMsT)
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I know you and I exist. I'm not sure about the rest of these peeps.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (/669Q)

575 I've always wondered that. Do other people truly exist?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (TdMsT)

Just me baby. Just me.

Posted by: Ash at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (uEbPt)

576
*As opposed to "playing Shatner playing Kirk."
Posted by: Dr. Varno


I watched an episode of The Lone Ranger today from 1953.
DeForest Kelly was in it. He played a doctor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (63Dwl)

577 I've always wondered that. Do other people truly exist?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (TdMsT)

I definitely don't.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (gAFsE)

578 Next do the history of Orange
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (uxJPn)


Does anybody know if there's an analogous type of word in another language like we have for orange? We call an orange, which is orange, an orange. And it's not just English, same in German, Danish... Would say, an eggplant be a purple in some other language? Or their word for purple, obviously...

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (46GDR)

579 orange color bad

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (g741k)

580 "Blue's Theme" from "The Wild Angels" has the wicked fuzz.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (vuisn)

581
I know you and I exist. I'm not sure about the rest of these peeps.
Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (/669Q)


They're pretty much just bad dreams, aren't they?

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (TdMsT)

582 Uncle Frank swore he went bald because of lead paint.
dartist

I'll tell my sons they went bald because of your Uncle Frank.
Think it'll work?

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (5hF5V)

583 Congratulations, Cat Ass! Thank you for your service.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (KnJdm)

584 I minored en francais, merci beaucoup.
Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:33 PM


"Look at the cerveau on bluebell!"
-- Jules Winnfield

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (DMUuz)

585 I am going to send may felicitations to Cart Ass T, when he retires for good. I do not believe in premature congratulations.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (zr5Kq)

586 Defense Sec.: NG not expected stay in DC past the middle of March.

Oh. Just like Xhou Bai-Den

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (2BZBZ)

587 Don't even get me started on the differences between taupe, beige, and ecru.
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One of those things is not like the other.


But you're not going to tell us which one, are you?

Posted by: Oddbob at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (qc+VF)

588 Late entry:

Why is the mid-day sky blue, and sunsets red? Rayleigh scattering.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (eHo56)

589 I'm sure somebody already mentioned Deacon Blues?

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (gjvwR)

590 There used to be a purpose to the colors on signage on US Interstates.

Blue = Info
Green = Directions/Mileage/Location
Brown = Parks/Recreation/POI

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (3H9h1)

591 Out of the Blue is a superb Roxy song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (PUmDY)

592 Sacre bleu!

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (2BZBZ)

593 What about fuschia a and vermillion?
Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (ZfRYq)

Sound like stripper names.
Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (zr5Kq)

In the 19th century several red dress shades were named for battlefields - Solferino, where there were 40000 casualties in a day. Magenta was another.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (eoQWY)

594 *when he gets his DD214

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (zr5Kq)

595 Just was looking up humans and colors, says we can distinguish millions with 3 types of cones in our retina, cats have 3, dogs 2. Some creatures more so can see in parts of spectrum we cant.

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (Cxk7w)

596 Numbers have colors, Sounds have colors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

Listening to the car radio at night can can be distracting.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (9y/wb)

597 I see that Babs and Cher asked the same question but I gave them a pass.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (CZm2G)

598 Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.
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I though that was because it's more common for women to have the "fourth cone". Most people have three cones.
Posted by: ...


It's an X-chromosome thing, so women are more likely to be tetrachromats than men. And men are more likely to be "color-blind" dichromats (or worse) than women.

But even normal trichromat women are better at discerning colors; they have proportionally more cones, and fewer rods (phrasing!) than men.

More rods means men are better at detecting motion and fine details in exchange for worse color vision. That hunter/gatherer thing lives on.

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (P1f+c)

599 Would say, an eggplant be a purple in some other language? Or their word for purple, obviously...
Isn't the word aubergine used for both the color and the (nasty) vegetable?

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (v16oJ)

600 But you're not going to tell us which one, are you?
Posted by: Oddbob at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (qc+VF)
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I'm waiting to see if pep knows.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (/669Q)

601 ..I am blanking out , who was the Vulcan in STNG? Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 07:59 PM (zr5Kq)

Worf. Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 08:00 PM (gAFsE)


Nah, Worf was Obama's wif.. hey, wait a damn minute. You mean Klingons were real?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (QzJWU)

602 My oldest uncle was a house painter and mixed his own lead white. Artists preferred it to titanium white which was the replacement when they got rid of lead. Uncle Frank swore he went bald because of lead paint. Lived until almost 90, lol.
Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (+ya+t)


The BEST glazes for ceramics have lead, because of the purity of white for the base, absolutely correct. I doubt your Uncle went bald because of lead, but it's awesome to have something to blame.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (46GDR)

603 Blue Angels or Thunderbirds ?

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (g741k)

604 Blue = Info
Green = Directions/Mileage/Location
Brown = Parks/Recreation/POI
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (3H9h1)

Orange = Deserted work area costing the taxpayers millions of dollars

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (gAFsE)

605 Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (gjvwR)

DING! DING! We have a winna!! Step up and claim your prize!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (jvt6t)

606 Apfelsine is the color orange is German?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (2BZBZ)

607
What sum are you wearing?
Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (KnJdm)


I'm wearing 3 and 6. My jammies.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (TdMsT)

608 581
I know you and I exist. I'm not sure about the rest of these peeps.
Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (/669Q)


They're pretty much just bad dreams, aren't they?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (TdMsT)

Long time gamer here.

I can tell the difference between NPCs, and Playuhs.

We, are Playuhs.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (oHd/0)

609 Late to the thread.
There's a spiny fish out here called a cabezon. It's flesh is blue when you fillet it. It remains blue when it is cooked. Beautiful.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (U2p+3)

610 They're pretty much just bad dreams, aren't they?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:40 PM (TdMsT)

Finally a reason why it isn't my fault - Ladyl dreamed me up.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (eoQWY)

611 Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (P1f+c)

Good info. Thank you.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (uEbPt)

612 Officially retired May 31. Burning leave until then.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (9y/wb)

613 Isn't the word aubergine used for both the color and the (nasty) vegetable?
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (v16oJ)
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Oui.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (/669Q)

614 That Julie London "Am I Blue" was great.

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (v16oJ)

615 One of the cool things about diving is how the colors disappear. In 2009 I made my first really deep dive in clear water, 130 feet on a platform in daylight.

Why is the sea blue?

Easy. Water is blue.

Yeah, really. The fourth overtone of the O-H stretch nips into the visible region, making water - in great path lengths - blue.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (eHo56)

616 There used to be a purpose to the colors on signage on US Interstates.

Now do the numbers. My brother taught me those. Helpful ever since.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (5hF5V)

617 607
What sum are you wearing?
Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:38 PM (KnJdm)


I'm wearing 3 and 6. My jammies.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (TdMsT)

But.. but... I thought 42 was the answer!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (oHd/0)

618 nine is black.
Posted by: JuJuBee


The Paolo, he is sometimes bothered by this.

Posted by: Paolo at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (P1f+c)

619 Or "What Did You Do In The War, Daddy?"

Or "The Private War of Harry Frigg".

Ot "The Wackiest Ship in the Army".
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:15 PM (GLv8N)

"The Incredible Mr. Limpet"

Posted by: Russkilitlover at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (99Nt9)

620 But even normal trichromat women are better at
discerning colors; they have proportionally more cones

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (P1f+c)

Do they ever!

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (KnJdm)

621 Officially retired May 31. Burning leave until then.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (9y/wb)

2020 or 2021 ????

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (zr5Kq)

622 qdpsteve, restaurant I worked at mumble mumble years ago, we made our own in-house bleu cheese dressing. Both the worst and best smell in the world was crumbling a large wedge from the wheel of bleu cheese, then putting it in the oven to melt down in preparation for making salad dressing.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (2SdPm)

623 In the 19th century several red dress shades were named for battlefields - Solferino, where there were 40000 casualties in a day. Magenta was another.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (eoQWY)
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Those were a couple of the first aniline dyes. Invented by a Frenchman, hence the naming after recent French victories.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (GLv8N)

624 529 Well, the movers are gone, I am signed out of post. Time to get used to saying "I WAS in the Army"
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 19, 2021 08:36 PM (9y/wb)
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Goodbye to Big Green -- or Blue, if that is how your eyes interpret it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

625 In the 19th century several red dress shades were named for battlefields - Solferino, where there were 40000 casualties in a day. Magenta was another.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (eoQWY)

It would be kinda bizarre to tell someone today you fought at the Battle of Magenta.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (gAFsE)

626 Good grief. One pound of Roquefort cheese from Amazon is 25 bucks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (L2ZTs)

627 C.A.T. guess it's congratulations if you want it to be.

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (Cxk7w)

628 I think I might watch The Eagle tonight.

Roman Channing Tatum is tasked with retrieving the lost standard of the legendary Ninth Legion, which disappeared in Scotland along with Tatum's father, who led the legion, and all its men.

Pretty good story and the fighting is Roman Epic.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (0bGEp)

629 Only men are colorblind. Their mothers give it to them.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (2BZBZ)

630 never heard of this big head blue fish.

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (g741k)

631 I'm waiting to see if pep knows.



Posted by: bluebell

I know, but I'm not going to tell you. You should already know.

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (v16oJ)

632 Show us your cones!!!

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (uEbPt)

633
I'm sure somebody already mentioned Deacon Blues?

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM


I must have worn out four copies of that 8-track

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (2khEQ)

634 Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (gjvwR)

Evens are E/W

Odds are N/S

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (jvt6t)

635 @612 you really are ROAD!

Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (ZfRYq)

636 blake, sounds interesting, and I can imagine about the smell. IMHO blue cheese often manages to smell both good *and* bad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (L2ZTs)

637 More rods means men are better at detecting motion and fine details in exchange for worse color vision. That hunter/gatherer thing lives on.
Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (P1f+c)


Are rods involved in parallel parking, perchance?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (eHo56)

638 More rods means men are better at detecting motion and fine details in exchange for worse color vision. That hunter/gatherer thing lives on.
Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (P1f+c)


That's the theory. Men get to have animal like vision for hunting, at the expense of color. Most men totally lose it by their 50's. Women on the other hand? My guess was they tended to pick fruits/vegetables. They could spot those red berries, men couldn't see jack shit. And you tried picking green beans, right? Women can discern the slightest variation in hue and value. That's why they like purdy shit.

Luckily, if you grow boobs and cut off your dick, your sense of color comes right back.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (46GDR)

639 I watched an episode of The Lone Ranger today from 1953.

DeForest Kelly was in it. He played a doctor.
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I saw the last five minutes of a Three's Company waiting for the next show and a young John Larroquette was playing the role of a cop.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (d6he9)

640 Now do the numbers. My brother taught me those. Helpful ever since.
Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (5hF5V)
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Interstates? Even numbers run east-west, odd numbers run north-south.

*wait patiently for cookie *

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (/669Q)

641 >>> 418 The Star Trek fan series by Vic Mignogna is the best Star Trek has ever been.
Posted by: Grail Knight at February 19, 2021 08:23 PM (LxTcq)


He voiced Qrow in RWBY but suffered metoo cancelation. He tried fighting it but ultimately lost all his work i think.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (gSLfl)

642 Nine time the colour red explodes like heated blood...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (vuisn)

643 Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM (P1f+c)

But... but... I've been told there is NO DIFFERENCE between Men and Womenz!!!

None!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (oHd/0)

644 Are rods involved in parallel parking, perchance?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (eHo56)

If you scratch the car, dad will sure use one on you.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (eoQWY)

645 Are rods involved in parallel parking, perchance?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (eHo56)

Pretty sure that's spatial recognition/skills.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (gAFsE)

646 I'll tell my sons they went bald because of your Uncle Frank.
Think it'll work?
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Hell, it's as good as any other explanation I've heard, lol. I'm follically challenged myself.

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (+ya+t)

647 Those were a couple of the first aniline dyes. Invented by a Frenchman, hence the naming after recent French victories.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (GLv8N)


French victories??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (eHo56)

648 The fourth overtone of the O-H stretch nips into the visible region, making water - in great path lengths - blue.
Wow, you must be a hit with the chicks. "Your eyes are as blue as the fourth overtone of the O-H stretch."

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (v16oJ)

649 How have I never had this?

http://prehistoricsoul.com/blue-fillets/

It's like Doctor Seuss fish.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

650 But even normal trichromat women are better at
discerning colors; they have proportionally more cones
Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM


Maybe back in the Fifties. Now, you hardly ever see that.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (DMUuz)

651 A lot of restaurants use bleu cheese and call it roquefort. Of course, that is illegal.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (2BZBZ)

652 Oh ow that hurts.
Posted by: f'd

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Didn't mean it like that, just I'm missing that girly gene.

Posted by: SMH at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (l64hh)

653 It would be kinda bizarre to tell someone today you fought at the Battle of Magenta.
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (gAFsE)
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As you'd be around 182 years old, yes, it would be.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (GLv8N)

654 Pretty sure that's spatial recognition/skills.
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (gAFsE)


Sure. I was kidding.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (eHo56)

655 I know, but I'm not going to tell you. You should already know.
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (v16oJ)
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Of course I know. My guess is that you know they are different words, and that's about it.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (/669Q)

656
Uncle Frank swore he went bald because of lead paint.

It says right on the can to not paint your head.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (63Dwl)

657 Now do the numbers. My brother taught me those. Helpful ever since.
Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:43 PM (5hF5V)
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Interstates? Even numbers run east-west, odd numbers run north-south.

*wait patiently for cookie *
Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (/669Q)

For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (eoQWY)

658 French victories??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (eHo56)
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Well, they were fighting Austrians...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (GLv8N)

659
*wait patiently for cookie *
Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:45 PM (/669Q


Well done!

***shoves Linder cookie with raspberry filling and powered sugar through usb port***

Sorry about the mess.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (TdMsT)

660 A lot of restaurants use bleu cheese and call it roquefort. Of course, that is illegal.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (2BZBZ)

Shocking !

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (zr5Kq)

661 I love me some Gorgonzola on steak

Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (ZfRYq)

662 648 The fourth overtone of the O-H stretch nips into the visible region, making water - in great path lengths - blue.
Wow, you must be a hit with the chicks. "Your eyes are as blue as the fourth overtone of the O-H stretch."
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (v16oJ)


Yep. And when they're braless, "Ah, your boobs oscillate in the C2v symmetric stretch."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (eHo56)

663 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (eoQWY)
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You get a cookie too!

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (/669Q)

664 661 I love me some Gorgonzola on steak
Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (ZfRYq)


Oh goodness YES.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (TdMsT)

665 https://twitter.com/el_kabong81/status/1362922905256923136

Posted by: ace



That face shows up on several of The Critical Drinker's reviews.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (0bGEp)

666 Those were a couple of the first aniline dyes. Invented by a Frenchman, hence the naming after recent French victories.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (GLv8N)

French victories??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (eHo56)

Pretty much the end of the line, under Nappy III

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (eoQWY)

667 My guess is that you know they are different words, and that's about it.
I'm pretty sure they're all the color of my underwear in college, but that's about it.

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (v16oJ)

668 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (eoQWY)

But I-110 in Baton Rouge doesn't seem to bypass anything...

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (gAFsE)

669 603 Blue Angels or Thunderbirds ?
Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:42 PM

Since my dad was USAF, I would love to say Thunderbirds, but the color of the Blue Angel planes wins hands down.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (qe5CM)

670 I made gorgonzola cream sauce for pasta today. Rich! *puffs ceegar*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

671 Sorry about the mess.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (TdMsT)
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I'll eat every crumb. Yum.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (/669Q)

672 Show us your cones!!!

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 08:44 PM (uEbPt)

I'm using that in the Opthalmologist's office.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (KnJdm)

673 Spectrum is green.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (vuisn)

674 Interstates? Even numbers run east-west, odd numbers run north-south.

*wait patiently for cookie *
Posted by: bluebell

Here's your cookie, now explain the three digit interstates... there may be another cookie in it...

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (5hF5V)

675 The blog has reached the event horizon.

Posted by: 4




Another good movie choice for a Friday night: Event Horizon.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (0bGEp)

676 I'm pretty sure they're all the color of my underwear in college, but that's about it.
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (v16oJ)
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I think our conversation is finished. Thank you for playing.

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:50 PM (/669Q)

677 In the 19th century several red dress shades were named for battlefields - Solferino, where there were 40000 casualties in a day. Magenta was another.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:41 PM (eoQWY)


The history of dyes and colors is fascinating. One of my favorites was Napoleon being taken out by his wallpaper (Scheele's green). Wallpaper has killed a lot of people, and continues to do so to this day. But not for the same reasons.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:50 PM (46GDR)

678 Didn't mean it like that, just I'm missing that girly gene.
Posted by: SMH"

I'll have you know that I am needed around here as Chief Spider Stomper!

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 08:50 PM (IyZ9a)

679
Maybe back in the Fifties. Now, you hardly ever see that.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 19, 2021 08:46 PM (DMUuz)


Bring back the cones! The ones with the concentric circles stitched on them!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:50 PM (TdMsT)

680 "Blue Denim"

The movie. Name the two principle actors.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 08:50 PM (XxJt1)

681 Here's your cookie, now explain the three digit interstates... there may be another cookie in it...
Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (5hF5V)
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Oldcat gets that one!

Posted by: bluebell at February 19, 2021 08:50 PM (/669Q)

682 I love me some Gorgonzola on steak

Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (ZfRYq)





Oh goodness YES.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:48 PM (TdMsT)

And garlic mashed potatoes.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 08:51 PM (KnJdm)

683 Here's your cookie, now explain the three digit interstates... there may be another cookie in it...
Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (5hF5V)
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I know, I know!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 08:51 PM (GLv8N)

684 Boomer Humor. George Carlin.

Discuss.

Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 08:51 PM (evE25)

685 Potential photo girl for OM's famous Chess Thread asks the same question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK14-B-DQYw

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 08:51 PM (CZm2G)

686 670 I made gorgonzola cream sauce for pasta today. Rich! *puffs ceegar*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:49 PM (Dc2NZ)


That sounds fabulous!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:51 PM (TdMsT)

687 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:47 PM (eoQWY)


Interesting! I hadn't known that. The even/odd thing, sure.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:51 PM (eHo56)

688 The history of dyes and colors is fascinating. One of my favorites was Napoleon being taken out by his wallpaper (Scheele's green). Wallpaper has killed a lot of people, and continues to do so to this day. But not for the same reasons.
Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:50 PM (46GDR)
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Was that the same green dye that was used in deadly dresses?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:51 PM (Dc2NZ)

689 Open up your USB ports... EVERYONE gets a cookie.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:52 PM (5hF5V)

690 3 digits are American ringstrasse

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 08:52 PM (PUmDY)

691 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.
Posted by: Oldcat

I 670 in Columbus runs from an eastern suburb to center city. Doesn't bypass nuttin'.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:52 PM (Rvt88)

692 I'm glad someone likes Him. but I'd rather have my eyes gouged out with a penknife than listen to more George carlin. But hey, you can laugh.

Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 08:52 PM (evE25)

693 I 670 in Columbus runs from an eastern suburb to center city. Doesn't bypass nuttin'.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:52 PM (Rvt8

As an Ohioan by birth, the obvious reply is trust Columbus to screw things up.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:53 PM (eoQWY)

694 Arsenic for green dye/s.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2021 08:53 PM (d6he9)

695 I - 610 goes completely around Houston...never into it.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 08:54 PM (XxJt1)

696
I 670 in Columbus runs from an eastern suburb to center city. Doesn't bypass nuttin'.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:52 PM (Rvt8


It bypasses downtown!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:54 PM (TdMsT)

697 Arsenic was used in the making of the wallpaper.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (2BZBZ)

698 I 670 in Columbus runs from an eastern suburb to center city. Doesn't bypass nuttin'.
Posted by: Tonypete

Duh... you didn't just type that, did you?

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (5hF5V)

699 20 songs about blue eyes. Only one about green eyes.

Blue is easy to rhyme.

Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (evE25)

700 I've always wondered that. Do other people truly exist?

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist



There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (0bGEp)

701 Carlin was genius until his wife died, then he was just Bitter Old Man.

The obvious endgame for atheists.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (vuisn)

702 I - 610 goes completely around Houston...never into it.
Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 08:54 PM (XxJt1)

Having driven in Houston, I completely agree with it.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (gAFsE)

703 There was a Doc Martin episode with mold growing on green Victorian wallpaper causing an illness.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (d6he9)

704 "Nothing is, but thinking makes it so."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (2BZBZ)

705 Arsenic was used in the making of the wallpaper.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (2BZBZ)

Elderberry wine, too!

Posted by: Aunt Martha at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (4I/2K)

706 495 Hate code blue.

Posted by: runner at February 19, 2021 08:32 PM (zr5Kq)

Me too.

Posted by: Javems at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (8SSHh)

707 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (0bGEp)

So WTF are blind people?

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (gAFsE)

708
There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (0bGEp)


But you can still hear and feel things!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:57 PM (TdMsT)

709 The history of dyes and colors is fascinating.
Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:50 PM (46GDR)/i]

Dyes provided the motivation for molecular orbital theory. I've been told dye manufacturers were trying to figure out what made various dyes the various colors, a problem that prompted R.S. Mulliken to investigate, leading ultimately to the LCAO-MO (linear combination of atomic orbitals - molecular orbitals) treatment (in contrast to Pauling's valence bond treatment of bonding).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:57 PM (eHo56)

710 So...if differentiate in terms for color are recent, does that mean that they became more important over time?

Obviously red is the most important color to identify and I guess after that to say a hunter gather does anything else matter? I saw the bright red berries or I saw Ogg bleeding red after the otter attacked him from behind...


Posted by: 18-1 at February 19, 2021 08:57 PM (qlFIA)

711 Linda Ronstadt: Am I Blue
https://tinyurl.com/49zorsth

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 08:57 PM (v16oJ)

712 Was that the same green dye that was used in deadly dresses?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:51 PM (Dc2NZ)


Green Arsenic was used to color lots of stuff, and it took them a while to figure out why their flesh was falling off. https://bit.ly/3pzvgFP There's been some beauties over the years, chromium being another. https://bit.ly/2ZxDnrZ

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:57 PM (46GDR)

713 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (0bGEp)

So WTF are blind people?
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (gAFsE)

They don't keep their eyes closed their whole lives do they?

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 08:57 PM (eoQWY)

714 704 "Nothing is, but thinking makes it so."
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (2BZBZ)


If you can imagine it, it is possible.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 08:58 PM (TdMsT)

715 Any Interstate with a 2 digit number will average a 2 hour delay, a 3 digit number will average a 3 hour delay.

The odd or even numbers are used as a multiplier for the total number of hours of your life that will be wasted.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 08:58 PM (3H9h1)

716 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM


Long range sensors are detecting an engineer, Captain.

Posted by: Spock, son of Sarek at February 19, 2021 08:58 PM (DMUuz)

717 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.
Ah yes Professor Laughing Baby

Posted by: 18-1 at February 19, 2021 08:58 PM (qlFIA)

718 East West interstate is even
North South is odd
Lowest numbers start in southwest and get higher towards north east. Major interstates end in 0 or 5.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 08:58 PM (rdbLX)

719 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (0bGEp)


A classic failing of a priori reasoning.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (eHo56)

720 Dyes provided the motivation for molecular orbital theory. I've been told dye manufacturers were trying to figure out what made various dyes the various colors, a problem that prompted R.S. Mulliken to investigate, leading ultimately to the LCAO-MO (linear combination of atomic orbitals - molecular orbitals) treatment (in contrast to Pauling's valence bond treatment of bonding).
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:57 PM (eHo56)


How cool is that? That I didn't know, but makes total sense.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (46GDR)

721 Elton John, "Blue Eyes":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CiyKeSnSxk

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (Dc2NZ)

722 Blue usually means spoilation in things that usually are edible.

It's become a warning. Green can go either way but if something turns blue that usually is a reliable indication of inedibility.

Cooking shell fish crabs especially I was told that if they turn blue they are not to be eaten.

Blue on cheese is a sign of mold. And yes we have bleu Cheese but that's an acquired taste and cheese is rotting milk anyway.

Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (LyEz9)

723 Carlin was right about one thing: "When fascism comes to America ... It will be Nike sneakers and Smiley shirts." "Germany lost the Second World War. Fascism won it."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (2BZBZ)

724 songs about blue eyes. Only one about green eyes.

Oh her eyes were pretty and green
And when we together I would always...?

Posted by: Obligatory at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (qlFIA)

725 Better turn it off before someone is calling the ONT
Have a good night everyone.

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (Cxk7w)

726 This only happens once in a blue moon.

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (g741k)

727 Blue Lives Matter!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (eHo56)

728 So WTF are blind people?
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM


A wonder!

Posted by: Stevie at February 19, 2021 09:00 PM (DMUuz)

729 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMJug2iz3NA

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 19, 2021 09:00 PM (GLv8N)

730 I've heard women's ability to see color has to do with human evolution into a hunter/gatherer society. Men hunted, women (who usually had a baby or were expecting a baby) did the gathering. The theory being that the ability to see color better helped with gathering, so the more successful gatherers (who saw color better) genes got passed on to successive generations of women.

According to my late father, however, lowland Scots are notoriously near sighted. Have no idea how or why that happened, if it was a weakness that Darwinism didn't weed out or they were specially adapted for their environment.

Posted by: the other coyote at February 19, 2021 09:00 PM (jSj7o)

731 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (0bGEp)
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My cat thought I couldn't see him when he was hiding behind the drapes with his ass hanging out, but I could.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 09:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

732 Any Interstate with a 2 digit number will average a 2 hour delay, a 3 digit number will average a 3 hour delay.

The odd or even numbers are used as a multiplier for the total number of hours of your life that will be wasted.
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 08:58 PM (3H9h1)

Truck driver Hubbymayhem is chuckling about this.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2021 09:00 PM (Vxu+H)

733 Duh... you didn't just type that, did you?
Posted by: MkY

Get one little thing wrong and the crowd turns on you.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (Rvt88)

734 And thinking this through, wouldn't differentiating blue and green be important for ocean going civilizations?
I know the Odyssey is full of references to the wine dark sea...


Posted by: 18-1 at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (qlFIA)

735 I've forgotten what was at fault but bluing metal for e.g. fancy pistol barrels was also deadly and eventually banned by Parliament. (Like mercury in hat-making.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (d6he9)

736 So WTF are blind people?

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 19, 2021 08:56 PM (gAFsE)

Dem voters.

Posted by: 4 at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (KnJdm)

737 According to my late father, however, lowland Scots are notoriously near sighted. Have no idea how or why that happened, if it was a weakness that Darwinism didn't weed out or they were specially adapted for their environment.
Posted by: the other coyote at February 19, 2021 09:00 PM (jSj7o)

Its to keep them from looking up the kilts.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (eoQWY)

738 the comments on this thread are like 99+% on-topic.

It's bizarre!

Posted by: ace


That's not punny.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (F0YaR)

739 Hoagy Carnmichael sings "Am I Blue" with an "assist" from peak Lauren Bacall. It's a good thing she's gorgeous.
https://tinyurl.com/h5i06wrm

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (v16oJ)

740 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.
Posted by: Oldcat


That makes sense for I94. 494 and 694 go around Minneapolis/St Paul, 94 itself goes all the way through, and 394 stops in Minneapolis.

And explains why our other interstate, I35, splits into 35W through Minneapolis, and 35E through Saint Paul (and barely worth the name "highway", with 45mph speed limits). Neither the odd nor even rules fit.

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (P1f+c)

741 I am Vishnu, Destroyer of Worlds!

Posted by: Crazy guy on the corner blinking really fast at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (IyZ9a)

742 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (0bGEp)


I have a feeling when he closes his eyes, his head disappears and reappears waaaay up his ass.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (46GDR)

743 (Takes deep breath)

Im going back someday, come what may, to blue bayou!!!!!!

Posted by: Cicero kaboom kid, drunk on rum at karaoke bar at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (n/szn)

744 How cool is that? That I didn't know, but makes total sense.
Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (46GDR)


Yup. Particle in a box --> color of the dye.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 09:02 PM (eHo56)

745 Don't drink the blue wine.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:02 PM (2BZBZ)

746 Get one little thing wrong and the crowd turns on you.
Posted by: Tonypete

I'm not big enough to be a crowd, and you weren't the only one...
But
heh.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:02 PM (5hF5V)

747 I love look up kilts. Not pleated skirts you pervert!

Posted by: David French at February 19, 2021 09:02 PM (qlFIA)

748 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.

Unless you desperately need more numbers.

Posted by: SF Bay Area's 280, 380, 580, 680, 780, 880, and 980 at February 19, 2021 09:02 PM (vOGqy)

749 Maybe there was a red tide?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:02 PM (2BZBZ)

750 And explains why our other interstate, I35, splits into 35W through Minneapolis, and 35E through Saint Paul (and barely worth the name "highway", with 45mph speed limits). Neither the odd nor even rules fit.
Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (P1f+c)

That was the original rule set. With more interstates in a city, at some point you run the hell out of numbers.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (eoQWY)

751 ..I - 610 goes completely around Houston...never into it. Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 08:54 PM (XxJt1)

The Hurricane Evacuation Plan for the Greater Houston Area, is that Libertarians take I-10 West towards San Antonio, Republicans head up I-45 North towards D/FW, and Democrats are now required to "evacuate" via Loop 610.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (QzJWU)

752 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.

Posted by: Oldcat



And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.

It's amazing how many people don't know that.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (0bGEp)

753 Remember the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon where Calvin asks his dad why old photos were all in black and white? His dad says it's because the WORLD was all black and white until some time in the 1930s. https://tinyurl.com/15ac86h2

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (eMbLr)

754 Don't it make brown eye blue!

Posted by: Billy Crystal "Gayle" at February 19, 2021 09:04 PM (6cMoU)

755
Linda Ronstadt: Am I Blue
https://tinyurl.com/49zorsth
=====
Always her version of Blue Bayou
https://tinyurl.com/38c393km

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 09:04 PM (+ya+t)

756 >>ns take I-10 West towards San Antonio, Republicans head up I-45 North towards D/FW, and Democrats are now required to "evacuate" via Loop 610.

Atlanta has that joke about Yankees taking I-285.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 09:05 PM (vuisn)

757 I saw mile marker zero in key west but I was pretty sloshed.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:05 PM (rdbLX)

758 Get one little thing wrong and the crowd turns on you.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (Rvt8


You are only now finding this out?

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:05 PM (TdMsT)

759 But you can still hear and feel things!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist



Like I said, he's full of shit.

His argument might be a little more compelling if he'd postulated a person in a sensory deprivation tank for long enough that they completely lose all their senses.

They might WISH the Universe would disappear, but they'd undoubtedly still be screaming inside their heads for someone to let them out.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:05 PM (0bGEp)

760 And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.

It's amazing how many people don't know that.
Posted by: Sharkman

I think it was on the PA Turnpike that had consecutively numbered exits for the longest time. When they switched over to the 'modern' way of numbering, giving directions was a cluster for a number of years.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:05 PM (Rvt88)

761 So ladyl sees October as red, and the rest of us hunt for it?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 19, 2021 09:06 PM (DMUuz)

762 758 Get one little thing wrong and the crowd turns on you.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:01 PM (Rvt8


You are only now finding this out?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:05 PM (TdMsT


Never admit defeat

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:06 PM (rdbLX)

763
Blue on cheese is a sign of mold. And yes we have bleu Cheese but that's an acquired taste and cheese is rotting milk anyway.
Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (LyEz9)


PLEASE don't ruin blue cheese for me.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:07 PM (TdMsT)

764 Why is blue so rare in nature?

Jealous?

Posted by: All-Natural Boo Berries at February 19, 2021 09:07 PM (/2aWP)

765 Blue Angels or Thunderbirds ?

Posted by: mr wizard



Seen them both; and both are terrific.

My preference though was the F-14 Tomcat that broke the sound barrier about 200 yards off the starboard side of my ship in the PG back in 1989, about 100 feet off the water. That was insane.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (0bGEp)

766 764 Why is blue so rare in nature?

Jealous?
Posted by: All-Natural Boo Berries

As rare as a blue moon?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (Rvt88)

767 Make my brown eye black and blue....

Posted by: Anderson Pooper at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (jRn0a)

768 Jim SND, even though I spent a good portion my life driving to the res office on 610 that's still funny.

It doesn't take you anywhere but it occasionally crosses other roads that do.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (XxJt1)

769 Seen them both; and both are terrific.

My preference though was the F-14 Tomcat that broke the sound barrier about 200 yards off the starboard side of my ship in the PG back in 1989, about 100 feet off the water. That was insane.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (0bGEp


Penny Benjamin?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (rdbLX)

770 612 you really are ROAD!

Posted by: blaster



CAT is so short he has to look up to look down.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (0bGEp)

771 Roy G. B*iv.

* blue

Posted by: Sir Isaac Newton at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (gz95d)

772 PLEASE don't ruin blue cheese for me.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist

My brother, also a big fan of bleu cheese, asked, "How do yo know when bleu cheese goes bad?"

Or" blue". The price dictates the arrangement of the vowels.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (5hF5V)

773 Carlin was genius until his wife died, then he was just Bitter Old Man.

The obvious endgame for atheists.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (vuisn)

If you read Mark Twain's autobiography, he spends about 300 or so pages yucking it up, saying all sorts of funny things about the various events in his life.

Then his wife died. Then his daughter died. (Or maybe the other way around).

At that point the book is one tortuous wail of a broken man.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:09 PM (oQ94s)

774 And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.

It's amazing how many people don't know that.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (0bGEp)


For things people don't know, how many know that on interstate road signs if the small exit number sign is on the right side of the larger sign the exit is to the right, if it is on the left side of sign the exit is to the left. On the mileage thing not all states, here in Vermont we are finally taking baby steps in that direction.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 19, 2021 09:09 PM (W2gg6)

775 Those fuckers on the PA Turnpike used to time stamp when you got on and off. If you made better than average time they'd ticket you on the spot for speeding.

My dad got caught several times.

Thus, we'd stop somewhere along the 'Pike and have a picnic lunch. He'd have a Schaefer Beer with his sandwich.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 19, 2021 09:09 PM (3H9h1)

776 My preference though was the F-14 Tomcat that broke the sound barrier about 200 yards off the starboard side of my ship in the PG back in 1989, about 100 feet off the water. That was insane.
Posted by: Sharkman

Was that the pass where the engine flamed out and the aviator got to use his Martin Baker?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:09 PM (Rvt88)

777 Blue, blue, electric blue

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 09:10 PM (PUmDY)

778
Or" blue". The price dictates the arrangement of the vowels.
Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:08 PM (5hF5V)


It sure does.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:10 PM (TdMsT)

779 Chicken Marengo is named after the dish Napoleon I's chef whipped up for him after the battle of Marengo in 1800.

The dish was NOT blue.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:11 PM (0bGEp)

780 742 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

---

the other 4 senses be like...uh...we're here

Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 19, 2021 09:11 PM (5Bw0D)

781 Willie, Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain

https://tinyurl.com/dl4fnow7

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 09:11 PM (+ya+t)

782 Blue balls?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:11 PM (rdbLX)

783 And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.

It's amazing how many people don't know that.
Posted by: Sharkman


Except for the sequentially-numbered exits, like I110 in Florida. And I19, which is in Communist kilometers.

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 09:11 PM (P1f+c)

784 Blue on cheese is a sign of mold. And yes we have bleu Cheese but that's an acquired taste and cheese is rotting milk anyway.
Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 08:59 PM (LyEz9)

PLEASE don't ruin blue cheese for me.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:07 PM (TdMsT)

Misspelled. Not bleu, not blue, but blew.

As in, somebody blew it. In chunks.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:11 PM (oQ94s)

785 Don't drink the blue wine.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict

*considers*

*agrees*

Posted by: Curacao at February 19, 2021 09:11 PM (QzkSJ)

786 840 miles. Door-to-door.

Mom is good to go. Heat is fixed, power is on when the socialists allow it to be on. All her animals survived, including two Arab horses that have to be 25 years old.

Checked into the hotel since mom's cabin is teeny tiny with only one room.

Tomorrow's chores will be to carry water from the pond and flush her toilet, repair the brake light switch on her car, drag her back to Waco for a hot shower at my hotel and a good restaurant meal. I'm beat. Going to bed.

Posted by: BifBewalski - and i get to do it all over again on Sunday at February 19, 2021 09:12 PM (YzEwJ)

787 Touch me.

I dares ya!

Posted by: Blue Ring Octopus at February 19, 2021 09:12 PM (n/szn)

788 Thus, we'd stop somewhere along the 'Pike and have a picnic lunch. He'd have a Schaefer Beer with his sandwich.
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag

We picnicked all the time on the Turnpike in the old days. Now, the bastids have removed all the picnic tables, pull offs, etc. So this is progress. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:12 PM (Rvt88)

789 Well done, Bif.

Niters.

Posted by: SMH at February 19, 2021 09:13 PM (l64hh)

790 I don't like the blue Jolly Ranchers. They taste like licking a 9v battery.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 09:13 PM (IyZ9a)

791 blue agave makes the best (or only) tequila !

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 09:13 PM (g741k)

792 Tomorrow's chores will be to carry water from the pond and flush her toilet, repair the brake light switch on her car, drag her back to Waco for a hot shower at my hotel and a good restaurant meal. I'm beat. Going to bed.
Posted by: BifBewalski - and i get to do it all over again on Sunday at February 19, 2021 09:12 PM (YzEwJ)


Good son right here.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:13 PM (rdbLX)

793 Good news and well done, Bif. Glad you made it there safe and sound and your Mom is ok.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 19, 2021 09:14 PM (kTRt4)

794 Why are raspberry flavored popsickles blue?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at February 19, 2021 09:14 PM (n/szn)

795 And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.

It's amazing how many people don't know that.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (0bGEp)

I'm pretty sure the exit number on I-70 goes up both ways in Kansas.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:15 PM (oQ94s)

796 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMJug2iz3NA

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea



Listen to this cover by Foxes and Fossils:

https://tinyurl.com/Suite-Judy-Blue-Eyes-F-and-F

I think the song was actually written for two young ladies to sing backing vocals. This was their first stage performance.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:15 PM (0bGEp)

797 Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.

So they claim. They invent BS colors that only exist in their and an interior designer's mind like Taupe and cyan then get smug when you give them a blank stare

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 19, 2021 09:15 PM (KZzsI)

798 You are a good son, BifBewalski.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:15 PM (TdMsT)

799 Chicken Marengo is named after the dish Napoleon I's chef whipped up for him after the battle of Marengo in 1800.


Beef Stroganoff was invented by some clever Russian toff named, of all things, Count Stroganoff, to use up chunks of beef that couldn't be served any other way. This all happened in St. Petersburg, I'm told. I once drove by his palace.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:16 PM (fLVm1)

800 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

An experimental (i.e. "real") physicist would disprove the theory by asking him to close his eyes and clocking him with a baseball bat.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 19, 2021 09:16 PM (qc+VF)

801 797 Women can see more colors -- or at least, they can more easily and quickly discriminate between fine shades of colors -- then men.

So they claim. They invent BS colors that only exist in their and an interior designer's mind like Taupe and cyan then get smug when you give them a blank stare
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 19, 2021 09:15 PM (KZzsI


Reminds me of a funny episode of Parks and Req where JonRalfio explains how many shades of black there are.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:16 PM (rdbLX)

802 Who else calls it Beef Strokinoff?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 09:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

803 Cyan is a real color. It's also known as "blue".

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 09:17 PM (IyZ9a)

804 OMG. Available for sale at Amazon...

"Papilon Roquefort Black Label AOC Blue Cheese"

I had no idea AOC was in the cheesemaking business before she got into Congress...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

805 Icees as well. Who cares?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 09:17 PM (PUmDY)

806 Im great!
Im blue!

Posted by: Great Blue Whale at February 19, 2021 09:17 PM (n/szn)

807 Who else calls it Beef Strokinoff?
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Uhhh, huh huh.
*raises hand*

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 19, 2021 09:18 PM (6cMoU)

808 802 Who else calls it Beef Strokinoff?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 09:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

Ten year old me:
What else would you call it??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:18 PM (rdbLX)

809 Was that the pass where the engine flamed out and the aviator got to use his Martin Baker?

Posted by: Tonypete



Negative. Though I have seen that video.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:19 PM (0bGEp)

810 Icees as well. Who cares?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

*nods sagely*

*or would nod, if possible*

Posted by: Slurpees at February 19, 2021 09:19 PM (QzkSJ)

811 Lapis lazuli is blue. And it's so very pretty.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 19, 2021 09:19 PM (U2p+3)

812 I had no idea AOC was in the cheesemaking business before she got into Congress...
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Tough to afford Gyne-Lotrimin on bartender pay.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 09:19 PM (nakwk)

813 Once upon a time, Interstate three-digits with a "2" prefix meant they led "to" the next route number, a "4" meant it was a feeder or service route "for" that numbered route, the sixes were the old business loops, and eights were spurs, like the airport expressway. Obviously the system only held up until the first airport moved.

Columbus is easy to call, though. By the time they finished what was supposed to be a looping connector, the city and its state cappidle annex had managed to steal enough businesses and run enough ventures in the rest of the state out of bidness that it had grown past the boundaries. Secret of "Cow-Town" 's success over 50 years. Newcomers there don't know about the seething sense of inferiority that frost-balled the rest of the state.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 19, 2021 09:17 PM (oRpiG)

One of the best things about living in a smaller community is never ever ever having to deal with three digit "interstate" highways.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:20 PM (oQ94s)

814 Insom, this is true

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:20 PM (L2ZTs)

815 I want no part of AOC's cheese, but am curious as to fermentation times.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 09:20 PM (IyZ9a)

816 You are a good son, BifBewalski.
=====
Your ma seems like a pretty tough girl herself. Good on you.

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 09:20 PM (+ya+t)

817 Who else calls it Beef Strokinoff?
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Uhhh, huh huh.
*raises hand*
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings


I want psgettis!

Posted by: * year old Miklos at February 19, 2021 09:20 PM (QzkSJ)

818 Fun Fact: Some cephalopds see color in a way that isn't possible for us tetrapods. They project these waves of color and patterns along their entire body that only other cephalopods can see.

Sadly, despite the amazing artistic talent they usually just wind up on a plate of calamari.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:20 PM (fLVm1)

819 "Hey, I make my own cheese too!"
- Lena Dunham

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:20 PM (L2ZTs)

820 I just listened to Red Barchetta three times in succession.

Was getting the blues from this thread.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:21 PM (0bGEp)

821 Blue Lagoon Saloon - Marina Del Rey. Peaches and I used to hang there, many blue moons ago.

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 09:21 PM (g741k)

822 Blue icees. LOL. I always liked the cola flavored slurpee.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:21 PM (2BZBZ)

823 Friend of mine theorized that looking at paint color chips too long can make you gay.

Posted by: Zek at February 19, 2021 09:21 PM (w/5KC)

824 gaspetti and beatmalls.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:22 PM (2BZBZ)

825 Beef Stroganoff was invented by some clever Russian toff named, of all things, Count Stroganoff, to use up chunks of beef that couldn't be served any other way. This all happened in St. Petersburg, I'm told. I once drove by his palace.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)



I am endlessly fascinated by Why Things Are Called What They Are.

Always have been.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:22 PM (0bGEp)

826 Pabst BLUE Ribbon!
Posted by: Dennis Hopper

No, Dennis, I will NOT hold your beer.

I remember the last time

Posted by: Miklos still has the scars at February 19, 2021 09:22 PM (QzkSJ)

827 300 It took me years to find out what it was. I also have calendar synesthesia, where months, days and years time are points on a sphere.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist

So when you tell someone, "I'll get around to it.", you can mean it literally. That is wild.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 08:08 PM (Rvt8

my wife and her sisters would have debates on what shape the year was supposed to be. They seemed to agree it was an elongated C, with January at the top right and curling back around.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 19, 2021 09:22 PM (bxPTJ)

828 811 Lapis lazuli is blue. And it's so very pretty.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 19, 2021 09:19 PM (U2p+3)


Lapis was ground down into ultramarine and used by the renaissance painters.

Learned that from a smart French girl.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:23 PM (rdbLX)

829 Tough to afford Gyne-Lotrimin on bartender pay.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman





That one cleared the center field wall by 50 feet.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:23 PM (0bGEp)

830 I believe there's a Johnny Walker Blue Label whiskey?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:23 PM (L2ZTs)

831 {{{Nurse}}}

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:23 PM (TdMsT)

832 wow, primitive cultures don't have as many words as advanced ones.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 19, 2021 09:23 PM (5Bw0D)

833 And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.
Posted by: Sharkman

I'm pretty sure the exit number on I-70 goes up both ways in Kansas.
Posted by: BurtTC


That's because the middle of nowhere is in Kansas.

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 09:24 PM (P1f+c)

834 Cyan is a real color. It's also known as "blue".
======
Cobalt blue with a touch of cadmium yellow light for those willing to work a little.

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 09:24 PM (+ya+t)

835
IO heard the plumbing aisles in Texas are packed with dudes looking for parts

Posted by: will choose a nic later at February 19, 2021 09:24 PM (r4bSV)

836 my wife and her sisters would have debates on what shape the year was supposed to be. They seemed to agree it was an elongated C, with January at the top right and curling back around.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 19, 2021 09:22 PM (bxPTJ)


I can relate to that!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:24 PM (TdMsT)

837 You are a good egg, Bif!

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 09:24 PM (JKh2y)

838 I am endlessly fascinated by Why Things Are Called What They Are.

Always have been.
Posted by: Sharkman


I get tired of telling it.

Posted by: Two Dogs Fucking at February 19, 2021 09:25 PM (z36Kd)

839 And the first artificial dye was mauve:

https://tinyurl.com/5bl7gfeh

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 19, 2021 09:25 PM (5HBd1)

840 Cyan is a real color. It's also known as "blue".

Very close in shade to ennui.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:25 PM (fLVm1)

841 Topeka Kansas is where I-70 resets mile markers. All good to the West, then wack to the East

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 09:25 PM (g741k)

842
And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.

It's amazing how many people don't know that.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (0bGEp)

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

Yeah, but that gets all f'd up when multiple interstates merge. At one point on the drive down to Illinois, I94, I90, and I39 all merge together. I have no idea how far it is to the border until they untangle themselves.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 19, 2021 09:25 PM (CAJOC)

843 I believe there's a Johnny Walker Blue Label whiskey?
Posted by: qdpsteve

Every day, every day I have some Blue

Posted by: Blue-eyed Blues Man Miklos at February 19, 2021 09:25 PM (QzkSJ)

844 Hi Ladyl!

Rough end to the week, but good to go!
How's everything?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (U2p+3)

845 I get tired of telling it.

Posted by: Two Dogs Fucking



A classic joke.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (0bGEp)

846 Miklos, you must be in the green then! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (L2ZTs)

847 Count Stroganoff had a historically important ancestor named Simon. Of course being Russia, it wasn't actually Simon which is the English version of the name. It was rendered either Semyon or...Semen. That's right Semen Stroganoff. Mr Semen Stroganoff to you!


Posted by: Obligatory at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (qlFIA)

848 Time is monotonically linear.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (2BZBZ)

849 Or maybe I should say, Miklos is in the black. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (L2ZTs)

850 Friend of mine theorized that looking at paint color chips too long can make you gay.
Posted by: Zek

He's right. Your excuse for hanging with him?

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (5hF5V)

851 I'm pretty sure the exit number on I-70 goes up both ways in Kansas.
Posted by: BurtTC

That's because the middle of nowhere is in Kansas.
Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 09:24 PM (P1f+c)

Utah is middle of nowhere. Kansas' middle of nowhere is not where it's at.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:27 PM (oQ94s)

852 Am I the only ELO fan in the house?

Mr. Blue Sky https://bit.ly/3pCJXYAlue

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 19, 2021 09:27 PM (kTRt4)

853 848 Time is monotonically linear.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (2BZBZ)


That is an illusion.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (TdMsT)

854 >>> 731
.....
My cat thought I couldn't see him when he was hiding behind the drapes with his ass hanging out, but I could.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 19, 2021 09:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

Liar! I was invisible!!

Posted by: Eris' Cat at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (TK8Ry)

855 screaming in digital, ah yes, Jeff Lynne's Beatles impression. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (L2ZTs)

856 Yeah, but that gets all f'd up when multiple interstates merge. At one point on the drive down to Illinois, I94, I90, and I39 all merge together. I have no idea how far it is to the border until they untangle themselves.

Posted by: No One of Consequence



One of many, many reasons to stay the Hell away from Illinois.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (0bGEp)

857 Always wondered if For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge was really the genesis for the curse word or if Van Halen made that shit up.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (rdbLX)

858 Or maybe I should say, Miklos is in the black. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

Blue is the new black

Or green

Posted by: Black Label Matters at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (QzkSJ)

859 853 848 Time is monotonically linear.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (2BZBZ)


That is an illusion.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (TdMsT)

Deez are not an illusion.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (nakwk)

860 Although Prof. Einstein theorized and various tests proved that space-time isn't.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:29 PM (2BZBZ)

861 844 Hi Ladyl!

Rough end to the week, but good to go!
How's everything?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 19, 2021 09:26 PM (U2p+3)


Things are really really good. Tomorrow...

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:29 PM (TdMsT)

862 here you go, LadyL. Chronodex daily planner

https://tinyurl.com/1wl9prlx

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 19, 2021 09:29 PM (5HBd1)

863 856 Yeah, but that gets all f'd up when multiple interstates merge. At one point on the drive down to Illinois, I94, I90, and I39 all merge together. I have no idea how far it is to the border until they untangle themselves.

Posted by: No One of Consequence

One of many, many reasons to stay the Hell away from Illinois.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:28 PM (0bGEp)

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

Yeah, well, I got family there, so gotta make the trip every now and again.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 19, 2021 09:30 PM (CAJOC)

864 Time is monotonically linear.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ


What goes around, comes around.

Posted by: the Mayan Calendar at February 19, 2021 09:30 PM (QzkSJ)

865 Watching 1st episode of Batman TV series, Jill St. John in a tight, low cut, red dress.

Dancing.

Phenomenal.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 19, 2021 09:30 PM (aoXhP)

866 848 Time is monotonically linear.

-

it's weird to see time as a variable in certain physics problems. Time is just this thing, you know? The faster you go the less there is.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 19, 2021 09:30 PM (5Bw0D)

867 Topeka Kansas is where I-70 resets mile markers. All good to the West, then wack to the East
Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 09:25 PM (g741k)

I don't think Topeka is a real city. I mean, it's there, but I figure it's like those movie sets they made in the dessert, the old Westerns, where you'd see the building front, but behind was plywood and wooden slats propping up the facades.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:30 PM (oQ94s)

868 >>> 752 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.

Posted by: Oldcat



And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.

It's amazing how many people don't know that.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (0bGEp)

Tell that to New Jersey.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 19, 2021 09:30 PM (TK8Ry)

869 Fun Fact: Some cephalopds see color in a way that isn't possible for us tetrapods. They project these waves of color and patterns along their entire body that only other cephalopods can see.
Posted by: Cicero


As above, some human women are tetrachromats, with a fourth cone type that lets them distinguish more colors.

Mantis shrimp have sixteen types.

Male mantis shrimp spend their entire lives in coral-reef caves, hearing "you're not going out looking like that, are you?"

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 09:31 PM (P1f+c)

870 Who else calls it Beef Strokinoff?
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Uhhh, huh huh.
*raises hand*
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings

Dude. You drink Like Vikings?
Call it whatever you damned well wanna call it. You're a friggin Viking!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2021 09:31 PM (axyOa)

871 Speaking of which, didn't the Mayan calendar end? Isn't it all supposed to be over?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:31 PM (2BZBZ)

872 862 here you go, LadyL. Chronodex daily planner

https://tinyurl.com/1wl9prlx
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 19, 2021 09:29 PM (5HBd1)


I've seen calendars like that! They make my head hurt.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:31 PM (TdMsT)

873 it's weird to see time as a variable in certain physics problems. Time is just this thing, you know? The faster you go the less there is.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 19, 2021 09:30 PM (5Bw0D)


Some physicist with a flair for bon mots described time as being what keeps everything from happening all at once.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:31 PM (fLVm1)

874 The antagonist in Helperin's Winter's Tale was always trying to find pure colors. He'd have painters kidnapped to put fresh paint on walls in front of him.

His goal was to have a room built out of gold, stand in the middle as the dawn's golden light shown in, and then be shut in with it all.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (gSLfl)

875 Time is a flat circle. Everything we have done or will do we will do over and over and over again - forever.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (nakwk)

876 I don't think Topeka is a real city. I mean, it's there, but I figure it's like those movie sets they made in the dessert, the old Westerns, where you'd see the building front, but behind was plywood and wooden slats propping up the facades.
Posted by: BurtTC

I've been to 3 day conferences there.
You're right.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (5hF5V)

877 842
And the exit number is the number of miles from the Southern or Western border of the state you are in, depending on whether you are going North/South or East West.

It's amazing how many people don't know that.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:03 PM (0bGEp)

I was, what, 12-13 years old when I told my father that, and even then, he wouldn't buy it for years?

I was just observant. On my first big road trip, why did the miles reset at the Sabine River from 880 to 0? Because we crossed from TX to LA. Or, why did the mile marker 1 appear in Lubbock for I-27, and why did the mile marker reset from 460 north of Raton on I-25 to 0 once you entered CO? The light bulb went on!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (49Dnm)

878 speaking of Topeka, did teej Q ever come back ?

Posted by: mr wizard at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (g741k)

879 What goes around, comes around.
Posted by: the Mayan Calendar '

What a disappointment you were. There was supposed to be an Earth shattering apocalypse.

Posted by: f'd at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (IyZ9a)

880 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.

He's full of shit, as are most of his colleagues.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 08:55 PM (0bGEp)

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

My son subscribes to the infinite Hitler theory, that just outside of your field of vision, there could be an infinite number of Hitlers, and you've never know. That's why it's best to travel with a friend.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 19, 2021 09:33 PM (CAJOC)

881 875 Time is a flat circle. Everything we have done or will do we will do over and over and over again - forever.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (nakwk)


Carcosa

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:33 PM (rdbLX)

882 Time is a construct of whiteness. That's why so many minorities have to "do time". It's a form of slavery. Be less about time. Do better.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 09:33 PM (uEbPt)

883 Omaha isn't a real place either.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:33 PM (rdbLX)

884 For three digit interstates, the first number even means a bypass route, an odd means a spur into a city.

Posted by: Oldcat

405 just means the other parking lot around Seattle cause it sucks as a bypass.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2021 09:34 PM (axyOa)

885 What a disappointment you were. There was supposed to be an Earth shattering apocalypse.
Posted by: f'd

Typo

2021, not 2012

Posted by: the Mayan Calendar at February 19, 2021 09:34 PM (QzkSJ)

886 Has Texas gone soy?

Posted by: Wow at February 19, 2021 09:34 PM (X2lbl)

887 Momma's don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 09:34 PM (+ya+t)

888 I am endlessly fascinated by Why Things Are Called What They Are.

Always have been.
Posted by: Sharkman

It amazes me that all men handy with tools know not only what it is but exactly how much a 'rch' is - even though it is not formally taught anywhere.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:34 PM (Rvt88)

889 There is at least one theoretical physicist who postulates that if you close your eyes the universe physically disappears.


Einstein derisively asked Bohr if the moon isn't there when he isn't looking at it. Quantum mechanics says yes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:34 PM (fLVm1)

890 Omaha isn't a real place either.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:33 PM (rdbLX)


What??!!

Posted by: P Manning at February 19, 2021 09:34 PM (axyOa)

891
Are you reelin' in the cheese?
Have you had enough of mine?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (QU9hs)

892 876 I don't think Topeka is a real city. I mean, it's there, but I figure it's like those movie sets they made in the dessert, the old Westerns, where you'd see the building front, but behind was plywood and wooden slats propping up the facades.

Or leaned against old USAAF quonset huts.

Posted by: JEM Briefly Drunken Has-Been Fornicator at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (8erNz)

893 Always wondered if For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge was really the genesis for the curse word or if Van Halen made that shit up.

Posted by: AlaBAMA



They made it up.

Fuck either comes from Middle English "Fyke" or German "Ficken" or Middle Dutch "Focken". Scholars don't really agree which, but that's where they usually start.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (0bGEp)

894 Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Posted by: Douglas Adams at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (kTRt4)

895
It amazes me that all men handy with tools know not only what it is but exactly how much a 'rch' is - even though it is not formally taught anywhere.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 19, 2021 09:34 PM (Rvt8



Twenty bucks. Same as in town

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (rdbLX)

896 No. Being "on-time" for a meeting or appointment is a construct of European culture.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (2BZBZ)

897 Some physicist with a flair for bon mots described time as being what keeps everything from happening all at once.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:31 PM (fLVm1)

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

I've read that time is a construct of the brain to make it seem as though everything isn't happening all at once.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (CAJOC)

898 Why are raspberry flavored popsickles blue?
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at February 19, 2021 09:14 PM (n/szn)

Too many other red flavors. plus it is a blueberry-raspberry flavor.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (eoQWY)

899 Lol. Lady YD says she's interested in investing in bonds.

I said "ok, as long as we do our homework, I could be convinced to put some money in bonds. And also: absolutely no US treasury bonds under any circumstances."

"Why? Are they risky?"

"No. Because I'd rather rip my own dick off and flush it down the toilet than lend one thin dime of this family's fucking money to those G-d damned cocksucking bastards."

"Well, ok then."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (0WKYs)

900 What??!!

Omaha = Union Pacific

Posted by: JEM at February 19, 2021 09:36 PM (8erNz)

901 Time is a construct of whiteness. That's why so many minorities have to "do time". It's a form of slavery. Be less about time. Do better.

-

people who complain about running out of time need to check their privilege.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 19, 2021 09:36 PM (5Bw0D)

902 wow, primitive cultures don't have as many words as advanced ones.
Posted by: Tim Riggins

Yep. Now do cultures with 50 words for fucked-in-the-head gender dysphoria...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 19, 2021 09:36 PM (6cMoU)

903 Willie Nelson singing Blue Sky on Stardust Memories. That whole album was the cats pajamas. And with that I'm gone to bed. Up at 0400.

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2021 09:36 PM (gjvwR)

904 Van Halen didn't make it up. Someone a lot older did though.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:36 PM (2BZBZ)

905 RGB, HSV, CMYK

Posted by: E at February 19, 2021 09:36 PM (4DW2C)

906 Time is a flat circle. Everything we have done or will do we will do over and over and over again - forever.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (nakwk)


I prefer thinking of it as a helix. Coming around to the same place, but ... not exactly the same place.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 19, 2021 09:37 PM (eHo56)

907 I have been writing and typing 2012 all year. Anyone else or is it just me as usual?

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 09:37 PM (uEbPt)

908 It was "Forced Unlawful Carnal Knowlege." Rape

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:37 PM (2BZBZ)

909 My son subscribes to the infinite Hitler theory, that just outside of your field of vision, there could be an infinite number of Hitlers, and you've never know. That's why it's best to travel with a friend.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 19, 2021 09:33 PM (CAJOC)

Or in your field of vision, dancing on the head of a pin.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 09:37 PM (eoQWY)

910 Van Halen didn't make it up. Someone a lot older did though.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:36 PM (2BZBZ)


I had a buddy in law school in the '80s that swore by that dumb story.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:37 PM (fLVm1)

911 Vietnamese is another interesting case:
"Blue' and Green" get the same "key" word, "xanh". But there is a specific "qualifier" tacked on as appropriate.
"Green"' is "xanh la cay" (blue/green like trees). It is also "defined" as the "colour between blue and yellow".
"Blue" is "Xanh da trui" (blue/green like the sky).
Interesting point about the Chinese definition of "yellow" as that of "soil". They have a major river of that name, made so by erosion of vast swathes of "yellow" soil (Loess) that it carries to the coast to form the "Yellow Sea".



Posted by: Bruce at February 19, 2021 09:37 PM (HD9G/)

912 The antagonist in Helperin's Winter's Tale was always trying to find pure colors. He'd have painters kidnapped to put fresh paint on walls in front of him.

His goal was to have a room built out of gold, stand in the middle as the dawn's golden light shown in, and then be shut in with it all.

Posted by: banana Dream



Man, that dude can write. I love everything by him, most especially of course A Soldier of the Great War.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (0bGEp)

913 824 gaspetti and beatmalls.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:22 PM

After that I Love Lucy episode with the immigrant looking for his cousin, I call San Francisco "Sam Francesca".

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (qe5CM)

914
Time keeps on skippin' [skippin, skippin']
Into the future

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (QU9hs)

915 Yep. Now do cultures with 50 words for fucked-in-the-head gender dysphoria...

-

back as a kid in real america, we had about 100 names for fanooks.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (5Bw0D)

916 "Green"' is "xanh la cay" (blue/green like trees). It is also "defined" as the "colour between blue and yellow".
"Blue" is "Xanh da trui" (blue/green like the sky)



Sort of like we have a "dot Indian" and a "feather Indian."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (fLVm1)

917 Blue flowers are pretty common, my grandmother had a blue section in her garden with may types

Posted by: CN at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (ONvIw)

918 No. Being "on-time" for a meeting or appointment is a construct of European culture.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (2BZBZ)

I doubt that using that as an excuse for leaving an SJW hanging would work out well.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (eoQWY)

919 wow, primitive cultures don't have as many words as advanced ones.
Posted by: Tim Riggins

Yep. Now do cultures with 50 words for fucked-in-the-head gender dysphoria...
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at F




interestingly, it do raise the question of how hard it is to think without words, and then by extension, what the fuck are the uneducated minorities going to do if they do not have words.

alternatively, I did hear somebody, a middle aged white guy say he was going to "fuckstart" somebody's head.

Posted by: confederatefifth at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (4Jold)

920 My son subscribes to the infinite Hitler theory, that just outside of your field of vision, there could be an infinite number of Hitlers, and you've never know. That's why it's best to travel with a friend.

Posted by: No One of Consequence



His theory is as well-supported as just about 99% of the rest of theoretical physics at this point. I like his imagination.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:39 PM (0bGEp)

921 There was the Carnal Knowledge movie

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 19, 2021 09:39 PM (PUmDY)

922 I don't think Topeka is a real city. I mean, it's there, but I figure it's like those movie sets they made in the dessert, the old Westerns, where you'd see the building front, but behind was plywood and wooden slats propping up the facades.
Posted by: BurtTC

I've been to 3 day conferences there.
You're right.
Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:32 PM (5hF5V)

If I ever make the trip back east again, I intend to try to avoid I-70, mostly to avoid Denver, and just to do something different. I-80 through Nebraska, I've done. All thing considered, Kansas is no worse.

So... I'm thinking of using US 50 and 54. I don't know if I will regret doing so or not. At least it will look different.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (oQ94s)

923 The light bulb went on!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33



That's a great story. The young sometimes do have something to teach their elders.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (0bGEp)

924 I like how in French, the word for potato was pomme du terre, which just means ground apple.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (5Bw0D)

925 896 No. Being "on-time" for a meeting or appointment is a construct of European culture.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM

And, therefore, totally racist.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (qe5CM)

926 Word origins fascinate me. It actually started with trying to figure out the root and origin of the word "forensic".

My guess at the time (wrong) was that the "for" was the same as the one in "before", as in trying to figure out something that occurred in the past?

But actually no, it's the same as the one in "forum" as in "public" because that's where forensics was done.

It's a subject of endless discovery.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (uEbPt)

927 I have been writing and typing 2012 all year. Anyone else or is it just me as usual?
Posted by: ... at February 19,

Haven't done that, but I have a horrible time transposing numbers.

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (JKh2y)

928 Ba-ROOOO!

Posted by: Blue Tick Hound at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (n/szn)

929 I've read that time is a construct of the brain to make it seem as though everything isn't happening all at once.

Posted by: No One of Consequence



I like the description of God as existing at all times at the same time.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:41 PM (0bGEp)

930 No. Being "on-time" for a meeting or appointment is a construct of European culture.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (2BZBZ)



Standardized time didn't become that important until the invention of the locomotive. Before railroads, a town might have one clock and that was the town's time. The next time could have another time. That didn't work if you needed to catch your train.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:41 PM (fLVm1)

931 917 Blue flowers are pretty common, my grandmother had a blue section in her garden with may types
Posted by: CN at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (ONvIw)


Blue flowers are most beautiful at twilight.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 19, 2021 09:41 PM (TdMsT)

932 I would love to go back to several different decision points in my life and get do-overs. Fascinating. But nope. Not going to happen.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:42 PM (2BZBZ)

933 So... I'm thinking of using US 50 and 54. I don't know if I will regret doing so or not. At least it will look different.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (oQ94s)

I used to do a lot of dirty back roads driving on vacations when I got bored of freeways. Its slower overall, as every little down slows you way down. But beware of staying off near a major or even medium city, that will suck up tons of time.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 19, 2021 09:42 PM (eoQWY)

934 I would love to go back to several different decision points in my life and get do-overs. Fascinating. But nope. Not going to happen.
Posted by: J




yeah, but then you would not have the knowledge from the fuckups

Posted by: confederatefifth at February 19, 2021 09:42 PM (4Jold)

935 Before the railroads a good chronometer was needed to determine longitude at sea.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 09:43 PM (2BZBZ)

936 or the stories

Posted by: confederatefifth at February 19, 2021 09:43 PM (4Jold)

937 My son subscribes to the infinite Hitler theory, that just outside of your field of vision, there could be an infinite number of Hitlers, and you've never know. That's why it's best to travel with a friend.

Posted by: No One of Consequence

His theory is as well-supported as just about 99% of the rest of theoretical physics at this point. I like his imagination.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:39 PM (0bGEp)

I subscribe to the theory that infinite Paige Spiranacs are just outside my field of vision wanting to play with my putter.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2021 09:43 PM (axyOa)

938 Rush Limbaugh had synestesia:

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/
08/11/do-you-associate-colors-with-the-days-of-the-week/

Posted by: zmdavid at February 19, 2021 09:43 PM (xqRaG)

939 ONT is up

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (fLVm1)

940 Watching the last part of Monte Walsh when he breaks the horse. Hmm, Tom Selleck.

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (JKh2y)

941 Posted by: confederatefifth at February 19, 2021 09:43 PM (4Jold)

Deep and true.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (uEbPt)

942 >>> Man, that dude can write. I love everything by him, most especially of course A Soldier of the Great War.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:38 PM (0bGEp)

I'm with you. He had one tract about copyrights that I didn't care to read so I didn't. But everything else yeah.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (gSLfl)

943 I have been writing and typing 2012 all year. Anyone else or is it just me as usual?
Posted by: ...

No. That's just you.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (5hF5V)

944 "Well, ok then."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice



According to the InnerWebz, if you buy EE US Savings Bonds before the end of April, they double in value in just 20 years rather than the usual 30.

That's a 3.53 percent annual rate of return. And that's the last thing the US Government is going to default on before The Burning Times. So . . .

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (0bGEp)

945 Only color thing I got is that "Red Square" originally meant "Beautiful Square". Word for beautiful (krasnaya) morphed into becoming the word for red.

Thus, while appropriate for its (brief) Soviet history, the name derived from an archaic meaning of "krasnaya" (KRAS-na-ya). Modern Russian word for beautiful is "krasivaya" (kra-SEE-va-ya).

* I used feminine endings here, as the word for square (ploshchad) is feminine .... Russian has gender .... perhaps the reason for the "left"'s new-found insane hostility towards RUSSIA!!!! ?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (OTzUX)

946 I have purchased many planners and organizers,
they only work for organized people - they will not organize disorganized people.
Promise.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (CZm2G)

947 Lady YD says she's interested in investing in bonds.
Posted by Yudhishthira's Dice
I always try to have some in bonds. I think they are safer than stocks (which can go to zero). If the company fails and the bond defaults you are ahead of the stock guys in line to receive funds from the sale of the assets. I think the average payment for defaults is 42%. With that said, be cautious and do your homework because I think there will be a lot of defaults when the powers that be are forced to tighten credit and/or raise interest rates.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (cCxiu)

948 I have synanesthesia. I see colors when I get bonked on the head.

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (P1f+c)

949 571 ace, yup.
I also like Roquefort dressing. I remember it used to be a lot more available in supermarkets than it seems to be now.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 08:39 PM (L2ZTs)

yes, Mom loved Roquefort, not Blue Cheese dressing. A local supermarket made it fresh in their deli and on Saturdays, it was salad with Roquefort dressing, steaks, baked potatoes after the Saturday shopping trip was done. For me it was ok, I liked Blue Cheese better, but nobody was going to tell Mom she had to choose. She loved that dressing.
Somehow, that brought back an intense memory. It was good times, simpler times.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 19, 2021 09:45 PM (sy5kK)

950 924 I like how in French, the word for potato was pomme du terre, which just means ground apple.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 19, 2021 09:40 PM (5Bw0D)

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

I've always felt sorry for False Indigo. I mean, it doesn't even get it's own name.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 19, 2021 09:46 PM (CAJOC)

951 No. That's just you.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (5hF5V)

I've never done it before. Most years don't really give you the chance to do it. You'd really have to go back to 2010/2001 and I don't remember doing it then. I mean last year you could have done, but 18 years is too big a gap for that kind of muscle memory to kick in.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 09:46 PM (uEbPt)

952 .... Russian has gender .... perhaps the reason for the "left"'s new-found insane hostility towards RUSSIA!!!! ?
Posted by: rhomboid at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (OTzUX)
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Mother Russia and Father Time go skipping down the lane.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 09:46 PM (CZm2G)

953 Some physicist with a flair for bon mots described time as being what keeps everything from happening all at once.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 19, 2021 09:31 PM (fLVm1)

I've read that time is a construct of the brain to make it seem as though everything isn't happening all at once.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 19, 2021 09:35 PM (CAJOC)

Time is the grasping of regret or anticipation, instead of actually living.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2021 09:46 PM (oQ94s)

954 * I used feminine endings here, as the word for square (ploshchad) is feminine .... Russian has gender .... perhaps the reason for the "left"'s new-found insane hostility towards RUSSIA!!!! ?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 19, 2021 09:44 PM (OTzUX)

They don't exactly dig beauty either.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 09:47 PM (uEbPt)

955 Buirt, many, many moons ago, we went to North Dakota via Ks, then the western halves of Nebraska and S. Dak.
All those states are missing the boat in not advertising what they have.
Nothing like what one would expect. Fort Robinson area in Nebraska is worth the price of admission alone.
In situ archeological digs in S. Dak.
The badlands. Geez. Unreal terrain.

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:47 PM (5hF5V)

956 Burt. Can I call you Buirt?

Posted by: MkY at February 19, 2021 09:48 PM (5hF5V)

957 I subscribe to the theory that infinite Paige Spiranacs are just outside my field of vision wanting to play with my putter.

Posted by: Diogenes




*Hands over Nobel Prize in Physics*

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:49 PM (0bGEp)

958 Haven't done that, but I have a horrible time transposing numbers.
Posted by: Infidel

Getting a tattoo, getting ink done,
wanted a 13, but got 31

Posted by: The Offspring at February 19, 2021 09:49 PM (6cMoU)

959 MkY, there is also a really cool Mammoth dig in progess in SD that you can tour.

Posted by: Infidel at February 19, 2021 09:49 PM (JKh2y)

960 This was a great thread.

Thanks, folks.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 19, 2021 09:50 PM (0bGEp)

961 Tried to pick stocks
Tried to pick funds
They beat me every time.

I gave it all to Vanguard and let them manage it.
I'm pleased.
If I had more I'd let Fischer manage some.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 19, 2021 09:50 PM (CZm2G)

962 Yeah, but that gets all f'd up when multiple interstates merge. At one point on the drive down to Illinois, I94, I90, and I39 all merge together. I have no idea how far it is to the border until they untangle themselves.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 19, 2021 09:25 PM


It should be the mileage of the major route (ending in 0 or 5)

Posted by: The MSM at February 19, 2021 09:54 PM (awtm/)

963 LCD, hmmm, thanks.
I personally always liked Roquefort better too, I think. It's a bit spicier.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 09:54 PM (L2ZTs)

964 So... I'm thinking of using US 50 and 54. I don't know if I will regret doing so or not. At least it will look different.

I picked up a 4WD van in KY a few months ago. It had 190K miles on it. I figured I'd take US50 home from UT. You get to the Nevada border and there's this wonderful sign 'NEXT SERVICES 190 MILES'. Let's see, how much do I trust this thing?

It did fine, but then once you get into CA you get the Tioga Pass and this 1-ton van was not exactly an ideal vehicle for that road.

Posted by: JEM at February 19, 2021 10:15 PM (8erNz)

965 My favorite LINDA ROTSNATCH SONG.

BLEW BY YOU.

Posted by: SUG at February 19, 2021 11:00 PM (dMrJJ)

966 I remember learning about yellow and blue lights. Sunlight is apparently blue, as judged by the fact the sky is blue; yellow light is indoor lighting. If you want to shoot indoors but make it look to the camera as if you're outdoors, you use a blue light. There was also the whole related thing about color temperatures.

It makes a little more sense to me now, but still leaves me a bit cold/confused.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2021 07:41 PM (L2ZTs)


"Cool" light has a higher black body temperature than "warm" light.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 19, 2021 11:04 PM (qyH+l)

967 "Russian has two word for blue : Goloboy Sinii"
Oops! Quite right. Except it's goluboj...

Posted by: Brett at February 20, 2021 12:59 AM (7Eaku)

968 Watching the last part of Monte Walsh when he breaks the horse. Hmm, Tom Selleck.
Posted by: Infidel
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During the commercial break, he's going to be selling you a reverse mortgage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2021 02:12 AM (AytXr)

969
"Cool" light has a higher black body temperature than "warm" light.
Posted by: Fox2!
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Black lights matter too!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2021 02:14 AM (AytXr)

970 Indeed

Posted by: Non photo blue at February 20, 2021 02:54 AM (0G613)

971 82 Best blue ? Aqua, man !

Lamest superhero, though

Posted by: tintex at February 20, 2021 05:38 AM (EPP+r)

972 In the southern US white male culture, knowledge of the many names of colors (beyond the primary colors and pink) is reserved for women and gay men. This led to me totally f@$king up the color copy machine at work when I got the "magenta" and "cyan" colors installed backwards.

Posted by: The Guy at February 20, 2021 08:22 AM (4cEdi)

973 Very timely post, ACE.

Blue dogs in Russia.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/
k7a9an/blue-dogs-russia-chemical-plant

Posted by: MikeN at February 20, 2021 11:19 AM (o/eHL)

974 The Japanese also consider cigarette smoke to be a shade of blue.

Russians tend to be better than most people at differentiating between shades of blue, and it's believed to be because their language didn't just invent a word for blue early on; it invented two words for blue, one for darker shades and one for lighter shades. Basically, their language differentiated between green, blue, and indigo early on, and so today they actually have a finer sense of the color blue.

And then there's an African language... Swahili, I think?... that doesn't have a separate word for orange. It's considered a shade of red. Native speakers of that language have a harder time telling the difference between orange and red and pink as a result; it's all the same color to them. It's pretty fascinating how language can shape our perception like that!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 20, 2021 01:16 PM (H3MF8)

975 Love is blue!

Posted by: Baldy at February 20, 2021 01:26 PM (OLCH5)

976 Come to think of it, I think the Japanese only having one word for blue and green for so long (aoi) might be a big part of the reason green is a fairly common hair color in anime! Bluish hair does occur naturally in humans, so why wouldn't greenish hair if it's all covered by the same word?

Another reason, though, is that the character designs tend to be fairly simple, and having more hair colors available makes it easier to tell the difference between a bigger number of characters.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 20, 2021 01:27 PM (H3MF8)

977 Oh, another example of fine color differentiation, right in our own English language, is red versus pink! Pink is really just a light shade of red, when you get right down to it, but we've always recognized them as separate colors. Like the Russians do with blue.

If a worldwide study were done on this subject, I think you'd find that native English speakers are really good at differentiating between shades of red and pink because of this. We even have specific names for shades of these colors, like scarlet and crimson, or rose and hot pink.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 20, 2021 01:57 PM (H3MF8)

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