Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 02-20-2021

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WGM Maria Fominykh (RUS)


No movie thread today.



Beginner Problem - Black To Play (1316)

Goal: Black can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Get the rook to the back rank


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Checkmate



Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1311)

This is one of those rare occasions that you can force checkmate with only one knight (with the help of your king, of course)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Allow Black to advance his pawn and trap his king


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Advanced Problem - White To Play (1285)

Usually, if I can't solve a problem, I'll cheat and give it to my app to solve, since I'm usually running out of time before I need to publish the chess thread. But I wanted to solve this one myself so I kept at it over a period of days and finally figured it out. I thought it was quite a tough nut to crack, but maybe some of you will have an easier go of it.

But I did feed to to my app to test my solution, and it seems to hold up. The app usually finds lines that I miss, and sometimes it's enough to demonstrate that my proposed win is flawed, but not this time. I was able to handle all of the unanticipated moves it threw at me -- my solution withstood all of the shocks. The decision tree did get a bit complicated, though.

So the goal is to obtain an overwhelmingly winning position for White.


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Icelandic Sweater Babe #1




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Icelandic Sweater Babe #2




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play


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My original solution was a mate in 3: 1...Rxa2+ 2.Rf2 Bxf2+ 3.Kf1 Ra1#. But no, NaCly Dog had to be a big smarty-pants and cook my solution by coming up with a better one:

1...Rg2+
2.Kh1 Rg1#

So it's a mate in two. Nicely done, Salty.


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


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This is one of those exercises that are included in every beginning endgame book. The trick is to maneuver the knight so it can check on the corner square while Black's own pawn hemn him in:

1.Ng4+ Kh1
2.Kf1 h2
3.Nf2#

Advanced Problem - White To Play


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1.Ra1+ Kxa1
2.Rg4! Ra7

The pawn that is about to queen cannot be captured: 2...Rxh7?? 3.Ra4#

Nor can Black queen his own pawn: 2...h1=Q 3.h8=Q+ Rxh8 (3...Ka2 4.Qb2#) 4.Ra4#

Nor can the obstructing rook be captured: 2...Rxg4 3.h8=Q+ Rd4 4.Qa8+ and mate to follow

3. Rxh4 Ra2+

Again, Black cannot queen his pawn: 3...h1=Q 4.h8=Q+ Ka2 5.Qb2#

There is also no hope in 3...Ra8 4.Ra4+ (4.h8=Q+ Rxh8 5.Ra4#) 4...Rxa4 5.h8=Q+ Ka2 6.Qb2#

4. Kc1 h1=Q+
5. Rxh1 Ra8
6. h8=Q+ Rxh8
7. Rxh8 and wins

Hope to see you all next week!

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

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

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Comments

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1 Chests!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:24 PM (kTF2Z)

2 I called the otters.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:25 PM (kTF2Z)

3 Do I ever want Trump back...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 20, 2021 05:26 PM (Zmnko)

4 Icelandic babe is a robot.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:26 PM (kTF2Z)

5 She's a mannequin, man

Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster at February 20, 2021 05:28 PM (qu5Zx)

6 Intermedate:

1. Kf1 Kh1 (only move for Black)
2. Ng4 h2 (ditto above since N controls h2
3. Nf2 mate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 05:28 PM (wJQbj)

7 Willowed, as I was late to the Pet Thread:

Thanks everyone for the well-wishes and congrats on Pretty Girl ("PG"). I think I have a soft spot in my heart for small, female, part-Maine coon tabbies. Well, all cats really, lol.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021


***

SFGoth, Pretty Girl is a real cat! I love the medium- to long-hairs, and the gray-brown tabby is known as the "traditional" Maine Coon cat suit. Doesn't matter if she's half or 1/4 or 1/8 Coon, or just has the traits: She's beautiful.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 05:28 PM (lSpWa)

8 I just listened to a book about poker. The writer says that, in theory, you can have access to all the information to make decision in chess. You will never have perfect information in poker.
Which, she says, makes poker a perfect reflection of life.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 05:28 PM (lgiXo)

9 Icelandic babe is a robot.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:26 PM (kTF2Z)

I think he knew that. But red haired Icelandic sweater babe looks cute and real.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 05:28 PM (VP4Cd)

10 That one lady has a big bustle.

Posted by: f'd at February 20, 2021 05:29 PM (WNqP2)

11 Beep
Boop
Bop

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 05:29 PM (3H9h1)

12 That knight checkmate is cool.

Posted by: Piercello at February 20, 2021 05:29 PM (ajoh7)

13 Can I haz Icelandic Sweater Babe 1 or 2 as an exchange student?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 05:30 PM (lSpWa)

14 Icelandic babe is a robot.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:26 PM (kTF2Z)

Being Robosexual is not a crime!

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 20, 2021 05:30 PM (uxUoN)

15 She looks new

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 05:31 PM (Cxk7w)

16 That one lady has a big bustle.
Posted by: f'd at February 20, 2021 05:29 PM (WNqP2)

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Carbs, man.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:31 PM (kTF2Z)

17 That 1914 dress is absolutely gorgeous. I wish the photo showed the entire dress.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 05:31 PM (HabA/)

18 Geez. Rookie mistake. Again. Read the content. Looked at the problems...

Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at February 20, 2021 05:31 PM (HuH1F)

19 I'm working 57 ways to cook rice and beans. Made a run to the store and it was pretty well cleaned out.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:32 PM (yip5o)

20 Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 05:31 PM (HabA/)

I agree.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 05:32 PM (VP4Cd)

21 Icelandic sweater babe #2 wins this round.

Posted by: t-bird at February 20, 2021 05:33 PM (B2mhs)

22 I'm working 57 ways to cook rice and beans. Made a run to the store and it was pretty well cleaned out.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:32 PM (yip5o)

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Beans will do that.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:34 PM (kTF2Z)

23 Can I haz Icelandic Sweater Babe 1 or 2 as an exchange student?

You just want to put your testicles all over her.

Posted by: Monique at February 20, 2021 05:35 PM (2lndx)

24 1. Kf1 Kh1 (only move for Black)
2. Ng4 h2 (ditto above since N controls h2
3. Nf2 mate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 05:28 PM (wJQbj)


No. If 1.Kf1 then 1...Kg3.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 05:35 PM (Qc+rX)

25 Duke, the rice counteracts the beans.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:35 PM (yip5o)

26 1) R - g2+, K - h1 without a choice
R x a2 and is dicovered mate

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 05:36 PM (Cxk7w)

27 Shouldn't the first problem be mate in 2?

... R to G2+

K to H1. R to G1#.

I must be missing something. Suck to be the White side.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:36 PM (u82oZ)

28 Charro beans!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 20, 2021 05:37 PM (vuisn)

29 SFGoth, Pretty Girl is a real cat! I love the medium- to long-hairs, and the gray-brown tabby is known as the "traditional" Maine Coon cat suit. Doesn't matter if she's half or 1/4 or 1/8 Coon, or just has the traits: She's beautiful.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

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So short-haired cats aren't real?

Posted by: SMH at February 20, 2021 05:37 PM (l64hh)

30 Iceland gingas...yum!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 05:37 PM (axyOa)

31 17 That 1914 dress is absolutely gorgeous. I wish the photo showed the entire dress.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 05:31 PM (HabA/)


Just click on the photo. It will take you to the Twitter page. Click on the photo again and you'll see it all.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 05:38 PM (Qc+rX)

32 lovely fashion choices

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 05:38 PM (nUhF0)

33 26 No R has to go to g1
If R x g1 still checked by B at f3

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 05:38 PM (Cxk7w)

34 *wanders off*

Posted by: SMH at February 20, 2021 05:38 PM (l64hh)

35 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 05:38 PM (arJlL)

36 Hey! SMH, warmed up any at your house?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:39 PM (yip5o)

37 Skip

Horde mind. Mate in 2 not three.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:39 PM (u82oZ)

38 Icelandic sweater babe 1 looks like a manequin.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 05:39 PM (oHd/0)

39 Lady in the archway makes me wanna get all Knight-ish. I'll take that Queen!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 05:40 PM (axyOa)

40 It's warming up, BH. 30s right now.

Still plenty of snow on the ground.

Posted by: SMH at February 20, 2021 05:40 PM (l64hh)

41 Chess Thread Avanti! Avanti!

Maria The Russian Chess Babe works for me. Very Nice!

Oh look, manhattan time! One cherry only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 05:40 PM (R/m4+)

42 Trump forever

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 05:40 PM (MQyz1)

43 Ben Had

♪ ♫ Good afternoon! ♫ ♬

Hope your horses and dogs are doing well, and that the feral hog body count is going up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:40 PM (u82oZ)

44 Is Icelandic girl's name Sigmundsdottor or Leifsdottor?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 05:41 PM (lgiXo)

45 The Duke, use soy suace. I put it on tacos. This will be carved on my plastic tombsone by dyslexic slave children.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at February 20, 2021 05:41 PM (j99MI)

46 SMH. 52 and the snow is mostly gone.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:41 PM (yip5o)

47 The Russian chess woman is her 30's but the black and white photo and the dress makes it look like it's a picture from the 50's or earlier. Interesting effect.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 05:41 PM (VP4Cd)

48 Good to hear, BH.

Glad you made it through okay.

Posted by: SMH at February 20, 2021 05:42 PM (l64hh)

49 Getting above freezing here for the first time in what seems forever. More snow though.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:42 PM (kTF2Z)

50 Still plenty of snow on the ground.
Posted by: SMH at February 20, 2021 05:40 PM (l64hh)

And Biden finally declares a State of emergency, now that Power is back on.

Oh, and it turns out that his exec order helped prolong the outages. A few days into the storm, Texas asked for a Waiver on the Green crap so they could generate more energy, Feds said NO, buy it from out of State...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 05:42 PM (oHd/0)

51 44 K to H1. R to G1#.

I must be missing something. Suck to be the White side.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:36 PM (u82oZ)


No, you found a better solution. Nicely done.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 05:43 PM (Qc+rX)

52 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional

I see that, but the king is in double check, from the bishop on white. That is not stopped by the loss of the rook.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:43 PM (u82oZ)

53 39 Lady in the archway makes me wanna get all Knight-ish. I'll take that Queen!
Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 05:40 PM (axyOa)

And the picture of the Black Queen with sword.... says...

No...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 05:43 PM (oHd/0)

54 No movie thread.
That's fine.
All the theaters near me have closed.
Permanently.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 05:44 PM (axyOa)

55 Biden doesn't know Texas exists.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:44 PM (kTF2Z)

56 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional

Thanks. That was the easy problem I can barely handle.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:44 PM (u82oZ)

57 Ben can you come take my snow away? Getting tired of moving it.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 05:44 PM (Cxk7w)

58 Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:32 PM (yip5o)

Are you and your critters all holding out okay?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 05:44 PM (1lKRm)

59
This this how it looks to OM when he assembles the Chess thread under the influence of acid.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 20, 2021 05:45 PM (dWwl8)

60 I'm working 57 ways to cook rice and beans. Made a run to the store and it was pretty well cleaned out.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:32 PM (yip5o)

I am partial to Red Beans and Rice. Try some of the Zatarran's mixes to get some further recipe ideas. I also like their Black Beans and Rice. They also have a black-eyed peas mix and a brown rice with white beans, as well as some other variations with black and red beans, but I have tried none of those.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 05:45 PM (KnJdm)

61 NaCly, it is to laugh. I never lost power or water during the worst of it. Today the sun is shining, the snow is gone and now I have no water. Thankfully I got to refill all the troughs yesterday. I'll just drink wine.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:45 PM (yip5o)

62 I'm working 57 ways to cook rice and beans. Made a run to the store and it was pretty well cleaned out.

Apparently a lot of home pantries our empty too - or cabin fever and desire for something that is cooked; last night drive through windows had no fewer than fifteen in queue. The two Sonics nearby had every bay filled, but only a couple employees at each location.

A Whataburger had a line of at least thirty cars, Schlotskies about half that. If you owned a fast food joint, yesterday was your most profitable day of the year.

Now if only the supply trucks could come in.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 20, 2021 05:47 PM (AxBun)

63 Ben Had

Good for you. You outsmarted the local Texas utilities. It's always something.

Is your creek to the north intermittent? I assumed you used a hose or snow for the water.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:47 PM (u82oZ)

64 4, I stocked up on the red beans and rice.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:47 PM (yip5o)

65 24 1. Kf1 Kh1 (only move for Black)
2. Ng4 h2 (ditto above since N controls h2
3. Nf2 mate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 05:28 PM (wJQbj)

No. If 1.Kf1 then 1...Kg3.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 05:35 PM (Qc+rX)
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Retry:
1. Ng4+ Kh1
2. Kf1 h2
2. Nf3 mate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 05:48 PM (wJQbj)

66 Posted by: NaCly Dog

Thanks Salty. I couldn't figure out why it would take 3 moves; but, I'm so bad I figured I was missing something.

Posted by: AZ deplorable isolated at February 20, 2021 05:49 PM (gtatv)

67 >>> 50 Still plenty of snow on the ground.
Posted by: SMH at February 20, 2021 05:40 PM (l64hh)

And Biden finally declares a State of emergency, now that Power is back on.

Oh, and it turns out that his exec order helped prolong the outages. A few days into the storm, Texas asked for a Waiver on the Green crap so they could generate more energy, Feds said NO, buy it from out of State...
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 05:42 PM (oHd/0)

Would TX have been breaking feralgov law, or some regulation, if they had gone ahead and increased generation? Who would have been sent to enforce the law? Not that I would expect Abbott to tell the feds to piss off, but someone will on a similar issue one of these days.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 05:49 PM (TK8Ry)

68 Biden doesn't know Texas exists.

The Department of Energy did - they denied Texas the use of mothballed coal plants to make up for lack of supply.

ERCOT asked, DoE said Fuck You.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 20, 2021 05:49 PM (AxBun)

69 28 Charro beans!
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 20, 2021 05:37 PM (vuisn)

Cuchi cuchi!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 05:50 PM (nakwk)

70 Polliwog, Thank you for asking. All is well here.
I am just amazed at the amount of dead birds. Poor things froze to death.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:50 PM (yip5o)

71 Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:47 PM (yip5o)

Glad to hear things are mostly back to normal, or 2021 normal, anyway.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 05:50 PM (KnJdm)

72 cant believe you guys are ogling a mannequin

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 05:51 PM (nUhF0)

73 ERCOT asked, DoE said Fuck You.

We really need to open them without asking and force the administration to shut them down.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 20, 2021 05:51 PM (2lndx)

74 Womannequin.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 05:51 PM (nakwk)

75 I grew up in Texas. Moved away in 2010. Had not heard of ERCOT before this.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:51 PM (kTF2Z)

76 Bne Had

I watched a flying bird fall to the ground dead. A raccoon got the body the next night.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:52 PM (u82oZ)

77 Today is AOP's birthday !

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 05:52 PM (arJlL)

78 cant believe you guys are ogling a mannequin

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 05:51 PM (nUhF0)


Look at the way she's dressed.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 05:52 PM (KnJdm)

79 cant believe you guys are ogling a mannequin
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 05:51 PM (nUhF0)

Actually I'm ogling Icelandic lady #2. she's a cutie.

Icelandic "lady" #1 was a cast member of Tourist Trap, as one of the old creep's prizes, I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, a fine Irish pub what no longer exists at February 20, 2021 05:53 PM (x8Wzq)

80 Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:50 PM (yip5o)

What a shame about the birds, although I suppose it does happen every now and then. Hope you get your water up and going soon.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 05:53 PM (1lKRm)

81 Icelandic Sweater Babe #1 has more life in her eyes than Brie Larson.

Probably a better ass.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 05:53 PM (lmikk)

82 NOAA says new normals for determining climate data.

https://tinyurl.com/983leoad



Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 05:53 PM (3H9h1)

83 Stephen Price Blair, exactly.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:54 PM (yip5o)

84 I was running errands this afternoon and on the way home I thought of a good Country Song title.

"I Gotta Piss and That Ain't No Shit"

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 05:54 PM (arJlL)

85 What is that Russian gal wearing on her arm? Looks kinds like a grass armband an African Tribe member would wear

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 20, 2021 05:54 PM (9d4A3)

86 vmom confused about choosing sides

I thought you knew us. This 'Ron has a low threshold of pleasure. Other 'rons have similar, but not as severe, issues.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:54 PM (u82oZ)

87 72 cant believe you guys are ogling a mannequin
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 05:51 PM (nUhF0)


I didn't realize it was a mannequin. I thought she was just stoned.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 05:54 PM (Qc+rX)

88 I hope no Texas Morons tried to lick any metal poles.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 05:55 PM (lgiXo)

89 And the picture of the Black Queen with sword.... says...

No...
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 05:43 PM

Meh.
If she plays her cards right, she'll get her turn.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 05:55 PM (axyOa)

90 Retry:
1. Ng4+ Kh1
2. Kf1 h2
2. Nf3 mate
Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 05:48 PM (wJQbj)


There you go.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 05:55 PM (Qc+rX)

91 72 cant believe you guys are ogling a mannequin
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 05:51 PM (nUhF0)

Why are you trying to disparage her Truth?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 05:55 PM (lmikk)

92 Bne Had

I watched a flying bird fall to the ground dead. A raccoon got the body the next night.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

"Not One Falls From the Sky Apart from the Will of the Father"

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 05:56 PM (arJlL)

93 It's being reported that there was a shooting at a gun store in Louisiana that involved multiple deaths.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 05:56 PM (NpAcC)

94 What if Icelandic mannequin identifies as a real girl?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 05:57 PM (lgiXo)

95 Helena Handbasket

Going OT a bit, but if State Officials in TX, OK, KS, and MO do not have a secret task-force to isolate the residents from the malign effects of the new Federal Government, we will be in much bigger trouble going forward.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:57 PM (u82oZ)

96 Ben Had, glad to hear you're alright!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 05:57 PM (nakwk)

97 Brother Northern. My glove got a little damp breaking the ice in a trough. Glove instantly stuck to the gate as I was closing it.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 05:57 PM (yip5o)

98 I am tryingb to figure pronunciation on Russian names but no clue how Maria's might be.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 05:58 PM (Cxk7w)

99 In Iceland, even the mannequins are hot.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 20, 2021 05:59 PM (H5knJ)

100 >>> 95 Helena Handbasket

Going OT a bit, but if State Officials in TX, OK, KS, and MO do not have a secret task-force to isolate the residents from the malign effects of the new Federal Government, we will be in much bigger trouble going forward.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:57 PM (u82oZ)

I hope *some* states have a clue....

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 05:59 PM (TK8Ry)

101 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 05:54 PM (Qc+rX)

Lol, OM. She is a very high quality mannequin though. I'd guess it's a sweater designer's model since it's outside.

I was very confused when I was younger and read an old novel where the heroine was a mannequin as a job. Much like the old sci-fi where the "computer" got up and walked across the room.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 05:59 PM (1lKRm)

102 I guarantee you anyone wearing that Firefly Path dress, no matter how lovely, will be high maintenance.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 05:59 PM (u82oZ)

103 I didn't realize it was a mannequin. I thought she was just stoned.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 05:54 PM (Qc+rX)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 05:59 PM (VP4Cd)

104 Thanks, OM. I like all the dresses today - that 40's one is also striking.

But I see no photos of 2021's hottest model, this year's version of Androgynous Pat - Kamala's niece/nephew/whatever.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:00 PM (HabA/)

105 Insomniac, Thank You. I was among the very fortunate.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 06:00 PM (yip5o)

106 What if Icelandic mannequin identifies as a real girl?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 05:57 PM (lgiXo)

If she's going to put herself out there on the internet, I am not going beat myself up for checking out the goods.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 06:00 PM (KnJdm)

107 Reuben Hick, when did the request and denial RE mothballed coal plants happen? Do you have a link to more info?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 20, 2021 06:01 PM (2lndx)

108 I grew up in Texas. Moved away in 2010. Had not heard of ERCOT before this.

That is how it works, you only hear about the Energy Reliability Council of Texas when there is announced rolling blackouts every other summer.

That is not supposed to be confused with Texas Energy Reliability Council (TERC) which is made up of flunkies from the Railroad Commission of Texas, Natgas industry, ERCOT and the Public Utility Commission.

You see, its important to have Matroyshka councils; that is, councils within councils to mismanage the electric power grid so that no one is held responsible when dysfunctional organizations do what they are designed to do - promote special interests at the costs of human life.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 20, 2021 06:01 PM (AxBun)

109 OM, it may be time to avail yourself of the gold-plated COB vision plan.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 20, 2021 06:01 PM (H5knJ)

110 Key sentence:
Our main methodologies have not changed since the last Normals cycle, Palecki said. But minor improvements have been made in how we round numbers, calculate percentiles, count the numbers of days exceeding thresholds, and format output.

Translation: We're rounding up to make things seem worse, calculating percentiles to suit our beliefs and counting more days that are "worse" than before to shove into our fake model.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:01 PM (3H9h1)

111 Skip, forgive me but I think I have to take a pass on any more snow.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 06:02 PM (yip5o)

112 98 I am tryingb to figure pronunciation on Russian names but no clue how Maria's might be.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 05:58 PM (Cxk7w)

My stab at it would be Fohm-ah-neek.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:02 PM (lmikk)

113

Ann Francis - mannequin

https://tinyurl.com/y9tawvw5

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 06:03 PM (63Dwl)

114 With all those blue butterflies, you would think the anita-anti.com woman would be happier.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 06:05 PM (u82oZ)

115 Reuben Hick, when did the request and denial RE mothballed coal plants happen? Do you have a link to more info?

https://tinyurl.com/ae0rpkia

Happy reading.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 20, 2021 06:05 PM (AxBun)

116 Hear commercials for Babble and wonder how hard it would be to learn Russian.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:06 PM (Cxk7w)

117 That gothic one near the top sort of resembles someone I know. Actually, several women I know. Go figure.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 06:07 PM (KAi1n)

118 If they set Icelandic mannequin lady up in a public park with a hidden camera, how long would it take some guy to figure it out and cop a feel of plastic boobeh?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 20, 2021 06:07 PM (9d4A3)

119 When NOAA can predict what will happen a week from now I'll listen to their climate predictions.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 06:07 PM (kTF2Z)

120 in TX

you want football

you'll settle for baseball

you'll get freezing balls

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 06:07 PM (6iURM)

121 ATM at my bank wouldn't cash my stimulus debit card today. First time I ever used one and got rejected. It said pick up your cash and nothing came out so I ran into the bank before the guy behind me in line got my $600 somehow. All good, didn't get robbed or carjacked either so I had a pretty good day.

Posted by: dartist at February 20, 2021 06:07 PM (+ya+t)

122 Reuben Hick

Biden to Texas -- Drop Dead.

All-righty then.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 06:07 PM (u82oZ)

123 But I see no photos of 2021's hottest model, this year's version of Androgynous Pat - Kamala's niece/nephew/whatever.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:00 PM (HabA/)


( *gagging sound* )

And you never will.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 06:07 PM (Qc+rX)

124 I am trying to figure pronunciation on Russian names but no clue how Maria's might be.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 05:58 PM (Cxk7w)

"Hot".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 06:08 PM (R/m4+)

125
So short-haired cats aren't real?
Posted by: SMH at February 20, 2021


***

No, they are. But to me now they look sort of unfinished, as if God was going to come back and properly upholster them, and got distracgted.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:08 PM (lSpWa)

126 Hear commercials for Babble and wonder how hard it would be to learn Russian.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:06 PM (Cxk7w)

===

Davai Tovarisch!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 06:08 PM (EZebt)

127 Did any of you listen to Michael Malice piece ace posted in the sidebar ? Very good. I did the long version. I agree with him on many points. Never heard of the guy before.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

128 When my mom worked in a department store in the 50's she said one of the janitorial staff got caught one night "getting funny" with the mannequins.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 20, 2021 06:09 PM (vuisn)

129 No movie thread this week, however-

We saw the newish movie "Synchronic"

by the same Benson and Moorhead, the two guys who made the excellent low-budget/high concept horror movies "The Endless" "Spring", and "Resolution". If you've never seen these movies, they're well worth checking out.

"Synchronic" concerns two EMTs who come across people dying with the use a new drug, Synchronic. The drug allows you to experience time differently and nonsequentially. One of the EMTs has cancer and starts to use the drug as an out.

I'm sad to say that while "Synchronic" looks great. It's a pretty mediocre offering by Benson and Moorhead. They forego horror for an emotional drama within a SF context. Unfortunately, they miss the emotional high that they so obviously want the viewer to feel. It's an okay watch.

But, if you want to see what Benson and Moorhead are really capable of, check out "The Endless", "Spring", or "Resolution".

Posted by: naturalfake at February 20, 2021 06:10 PM (dWwl8)

130 The Ecstasy of Gold ---> Theme from Exodus

or

Theme from Exodus ---> The Ecstasy of Gold

Ecstodus or Exodustasy ?

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 06:10 PM (KAi1n)

131 Hear commercials for Babble and wonder how hard it would be to learn Russian.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:06


My only D in college.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 06:10 PM (axyOa)

132 Trump will be speaking at CPAC this year.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 06:10 PM (NpAcC)

133 Say often in high school I wanted to learn, might have been quite a career move at that time. Now would like to read Russian history.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:11 PM (Cxk7w)

134 Hear commercials for Babble and wonder how hard it would be to learn Russian.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:06 PM (Cxk7w)

===
You could just speak in an overly dramatic and oppressed manner, and that's close.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 06:11 PM (EZebt)

135 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional

Thank you for a wonderful Chess Thread. Those dresses!

Welp. Back to chores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 06:11 PM (u82oZ)

136 Auric Exodus?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:11 PM (lmikk)

137 Is Icelandic girl's name Sigmundsdottor or Leifsdottor?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy

Jones

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 06:11 PM (arJlL)

138 Happy reading.

Thanks, Reuben.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 20, 2021 06:11 PM (2lndx)

139 Icelandic Sweater Babe #1


==


There is something odd about that one...

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 06:12 PM (zr5Kq)

140 >>"Synchronic" concerns two EMTs who come across people dying with the use a new drug, Synchronic. The drug allows you to experience time differently and nonsequentially.

That's gotta beat Blue Sunshine.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 20, 2021 06:13 PM (vuisn)

141 Trump will be speaking at CPAC this year.
Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 06:10 PM (NpAcC)

----------

Hope he does an Ivan Drago impression.

I must break you.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 06:13 PM (kTF2Z)

142 Learning Russian requires a lot of Vodka to get the pronunciation right.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 06:13 PM (yip5o)

143 Icelandic girl #2 needs to get a pair of matching Bernie mittens.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 06:13 PM (NpAcC)

144 F104G Star fighter best looking fighter plane ever.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 20, 2021 06:13 PM (JUOKG)

145 Hear commercials for Babble and wonder how hard it would be to learn Russian.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:06 PM (Cxk7w)

===
You could just speak in an overly dramatic and oppressed manner, and that's close.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

While pointing at something.

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 06:13 PM (arJlL)

146 Icelandic Sweater Babe #1

==

There is something odd about that one...
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 06:12 PM


Think Asian robot girl.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 06:13 PM (axyOa)

147 Kate, once again, knocks it out of the park.

Great outfit, stance, and legs...

For the life of me I don't understand why she's not more highly thought of around these parts.

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:14 PM (BgMrQ)

148 When NOAA can predict what will happen a week from now I'll listen to their climate predictions.

The Weather Channel's Forecast for this winter:
https://tinyurl.com/7kq5gcey

Which they got from NOAA and just stylized it for the masses:
https://tinyurl.com/iy6mm3n5

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 20, 2021 06:14 PM (AxBun)

149 I am trying to figure pronunciation on Russian names but no clue how Maria's might be.
Posted by: Skip

Smith

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 06:14 PM (arJlL)

150 When my mom worked in a department store in the 50's she said one of the janitorial staff got caught one night "getting funny" with the mannequins.
Posted by: Dr. Varno


That would be acceptable today.

1) modern workplace-sexual-harassment rules mean the mannequins were the only women he could legally speak to.

B) he could file a discrimination complaint against the company for disrespecting his plasti-sexual preferences.

Posted by: mikeski at February 20, 2021 06:16 PM (P1f+c)

151 144 F104G Star fighter best looking fighter plane ever.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 20, 2021 06:13 PM (JUOKG)

So what did you want to talk to Anna Puma about? (as you spoke the words)

My personal fave is the F-86:
https://tinyurl.com/ygfleghe

Although the P-38 is very cool too- and different.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:16 PM (lmikk)

152 > When NOAA can predict what will happen a week from now I'll listen to their climate predictions.

lol

They can't. I track forecasting for our area semi-regularly. The updates they do X times each 24 hour cycle will sometimes flux by 10 degrees, go from clear to rain or some other bullshit. Yet they "know" how much warmer we'll be in 2064.

During this past "severe winter weather event" the Weather Channel never stopped with the hype.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:17 PM (3H9h1)

153 Airplane engine blew up over Denver earlier, landed ok, no one hurt on board or on the ground.

This coverage is about all CNN can handle. Matter of fact, not hyperventilating azzholes. Respectable for about 3 minutes. But now back to Trump. So fuck CNN.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 20, 2021 06:17 PM (6cMoU)

154 Kate is smiling in all her pictures. I realize she has to have a "Princess Persona" for the public but I hope she and her family are all happy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 06:18 PM (VP4Cd)

155 Majestic:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxzU_rFfXzs

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 06:18 PM (KAi1n)

156 Whoa, Maria!

TP's first move of the match -

"I resign."

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 06:18 PM (Rvt88)

157 What did the Farmer's Almanac have to say about this winter? Did they call it?

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:19 PM (w7KSn)

158 NOAA and WebMD should merge.

"You're all gonna die."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 06:19 PM (kTF2Z)

159 The F-4J Phantom was pretty sexy. So was the P-38. Had the B-70 survived it would have been pretty cool too. However the B-58 Hustler was the coolest cold war machine I think I've ever seen.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:19 PM (3H9h1)

160 . . . she said one of the janitorial staff got caught one night "getting funny" with the mannequins.
Posted by: Dr. Varno

The janitor was seeking the same relationship he had always experienced.

Cold and wooden.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 06:20 PM (Rvt88)

161 I hope stone archway girl doesn't eat those mushrooms.

Posted by: dartist at February 20, 2021 06:20 PM (+ya+t)

162 159 The F-4J Phantom was pretty sexy. So was the P-38. Had the B-70 survived it would have been pretty cool too. However the B-58 Hustler was the coolest cold war machine I think I've ever seen.
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:19 PM (3H9h1)

Absolutely the Valkyrie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:21 PM (lmikk)

163 Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:19 PM (w7KSn)

Someone in the Horde said the Almanac thought it would be warm too. Vic would probably know if he's around.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 06:21 PM (1lKRm)

164 Kate, once again, knocks it out of the park.
Great outfit, stance, and legs...
For the life of me I don't understand why she's not more highly thought of around these parts.
Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:14 PM (BgMrQ)



I think it's cuz she really looks very much like a girl next door who dresses well.

Pretty but not the least bit glamorous.

I'm reasonably sure that all (most?) of the guys here have dated girls of Kate's quality.

I'd absolutely date her but she's not fantasy material.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 20, 2021 06:22 PM (dWwl8)

165 I hope stone archway girl doesn't eat those mushrooms.
Posted by: dartist


Yeah, that archway's less than twice her current height.

Posted by: Mario at February 20, 2021 06:22 PM (P1f+c)

166 Say often in high school I wanted to learn, might have been quite a career move at that time. Now would like to read Russian history.
Posted by: Skip

When I got to High School I wanted to take French.
Then my older brother poked his Big Brother NOSE into it and said "With the large number of Hispanics in Paterson, if you get a job dealing with the public, it would be good to know Spanish."
So, I took Spanish.
The DAY AFTER I graduated from HS, we moved to upstate NY near the FRENCH Canadian border.
And that was the LAST TIME I ever listened to HIM !

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 06:22 PM (arJlL)

167 she said one of the janitorial staff got caught one night "getting funny" with the mannequins.
Posted by: Dr. Varno

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

If the mannequin looked like Kim Cattrall, it's allowed.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 06:23 PM (kTF2Z)

168 When my mom worked in a department store in the 50's she said one of the janitorial staff got caught one night "getting funny" with the mannequins.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 20, 2021 06:09 PM (vuisn)

I saw that on the "Twilight Zone" back in the day....

She was a looker, can't blame the janitor.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 06:24 PM (R/m4+)

169 I got hits on 2 different Farmers Almanac sites. The "Old" Farmers Almanac and another site simply called Farmers Almanac.
The former got it totally wrong, the latter is way more accurate calling for unusual heavy snowfall in the midwest and drought in the west.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:24 PM (w7KSn)

170 Absolutely the Valkyrie.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:21 PM (lmikk)


Ooooooh Yeah !!!

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:25 PM (BgMrQ)

171 51. Thanks Salty and OM. I was wracking my brains wondering what I had missed to have mate in those 2 moves when the goal was 3 moves. Usually I have missed something if I think there was a quicker mate than the goal # and then I can spot my flaw if I go back and look at the board again.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 20, 2021 06:26 PM (Aashi)

172 Generally speaking, the trend in clothes has been to greater comfort and convenience, perhaps too much comfort now, in the Age of Slob, but it's occurred to me that there was movement in the opposite direction once. Ladies' gowns during the Regency era were light and sheer - indeed some of the more daring ladies used to dampen their bodices to make them even more revealing (1825's version of the Wet T-shirt contest, although in England, I'm sure many bodices got unintentionally wet as well), and then 25 years later those once-brazen hussies were bundling up in petticoats and hoop skirts. I just read the average Victorian woman wore close to 40 pounds of clothing (we wear less than 2 lbs, depending on the weather of course) To go from relatively light clothing to mountains of crinoline and whalebone corsets - ugh.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:26 PM (HabA/)

173 I read that the Queen has said that Kate is the Crown Jewel of the monarchy. Very flattering to Kate, but also a lot of pressure to put on a young mom of three.

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 06:27 PM (bVhJi)

174 >>167 she said one of the janitorial staff got caught one night "getting funny" with the mannequins.
Posted by: Dr. Varno

-------------
If the mannequin looked like Kim Cattrall, it's allowed.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 06:23 PM (kTF2Z)

---

The mannequins were bronze or some weird color and the janitor was, erm... not caucasian. So it made quite the gossipy story.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 20, 2021 06:27 PM (vuisn)

175 Ooooooh Yeah !!!
Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:25 PM (BgMrQ)

Ever seen it in person? I have always lived within a few hours of The Air Force Museum. Absolutely staggering.

Although the B-36 is pretty sexy too. I have said before and will say again: I miss the old mailed fist clutching lighting bolts insignia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:28 PM (lmikk)

176 I think it's cuz she really looks very much like a girl next door who dresses well.
Pretty but not the least bit glamorous.
I'm reasonably sure that all (most?) of the guys here have dated girls of Kate's quality.
I'd absolutely date her but she's not fantasy material.
Posted by: naturalfake at February 20, 2021 06:22 PM (dWwl

That's the best explanation give to date. I can see that point.

Of course my fantasy girls were all "girl next door" type. Jules Campbell, who did all the great SI Swimsuit shoots, looked for just that type of girl.

When they let her go, SI went slutty...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:29 PM (BgMrQ)

177 173 I read that the Queen has said that Kate is the Crown Jewel of the monarchy. Very flattering to Kate, but also a lot of pressure to put on a young mom of three

Not Meghan...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 20, 2021 06:30 PM (Zmnko)

178 I like that Kate & William seem to truly love each other.

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 06:30 PM (nUhF0)

179 I always liked the F-105 Thunderchief.

Vietnam was not what she was designed for but what you gonna do....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 06:30 PM (R/m4+)

180 145 Hear commercials for Babble and wonder how hard it would be to learn Russian.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:06 PM (Cxk7w)

Just turn a few letters backwards and upside down and you're all good.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:30 PM (HabA/)

181 Never seen it, live and in person.

But I did build it from a model kit, back in the day.

Sexy, sexy, sexy bird...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:31 PM (BgMrQ)

182 Harry should remove himself from the line of succession.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 06:31 PM (zr5Kq)

183 For jet age the F-4 is coolest looking to me.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:31 PM (Cxk7w)

184 You know, the B-1 is a good looking airplane too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:31 PM (lmikk)

185 I like that Kate & William seem to truly love each other.
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides

I'm sure she shaves her pits.

Or has the pissboy do it.

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 06:32 PM (arJlL)

186 181 Never seen it, live and in person.

But I did build it from a model kit, back in the day.

Sexy, sexy, sexy bird...
Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:31 PM (BgMrQ)

From the good old days of big Dreams. Project ORION is still out there boys.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:32 PM (lmikk)

187 Maybe Iceland babe is frozen, picture looks green but could be backdrop and she is actually on a ice cliff

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:32 PM (Cxk7w)

188 Meghan sucks
Even PDT wished Harry a lot of luck dealing with that trollop

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 06:32 PM (bVhJi)

189 188 Meghan sucks
Even PDT wished Harry a lot of luck dealing with that trollop
Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 06:32 PM (bVhJi)

Trump knows Trollops.

Just wanted to say that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:33 PM (lmikk)

190 This is not what you wanna see out your passenger window.

https://youtu.be/T6wgXNSwCDA

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:33 PM (w7KSn)

191 190 This is not what you wanna see out your passenger window.

https://youtu.be/T6wgXNSwCDA
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:33 PM (w7KSn)

A creature on the wing tearing the wiring out?

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 06:34 PM (nakwk)

192 Harry should remove himself from the line of succession.

Pretty much has...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 20, 2021 06:34 PM (Zmnko)

193 184 You know, the B-1 is a good looking airplane too.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:31 PM (lmikk)

It was mentioned upthread already, in a list of favorite warbirds.

The Valkyrie was exotic, but the P-38 Lightning would be my first choice, followed by the P-51 Mustang...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:35 PM (BgMrQ)

194 190 This is not what you wanna see out your passenger window.

https://youtu.be/T6wgXNSwCDA
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:33 PM (w7KSn)

Oh, jeez. I don't think I'd make it to the bathroom in time.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:35 PM (HabA/)

195 190 This is not what you wanna see out your passenger window.

https://youtu.be/T6wgXNSwCDA
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:33 PM (w7KSn)

Sure to get the heart going.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:35 PM (lmikk)

196 "A creature on the wing tearing the wiring out?"

I remember that, but not the name of the movie/tv show...

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:36 PM (w7KSn)

197 A creature on the wing tearing the wiring out?
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 06:34 PM (nakwk)

There's... something on the wing of the Plane!

Posted by: The Shat at February 20, 2021 06:36 PM (lmikk)

198 The P-39 Airacobra was kind of sexy. I think it ended up being a sort of favorite to, of all people, the Soviets during WWII.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:38 PM (3H9h1)

199 I remember that, but not the name of the movie/tv show...
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:36 PM (w7KSn)
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Twilight Zone, "Nightmare at 20,000 feet"

One of the episodes featuring William Shatner

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 20, 2021 06:38 PM (kTRt4)

200 3 Do I ever want Trump back...

-
Didja see that Kameltoe is still drawing crowds?

https://bit.ly/3dxRWnu

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 06:39 PM (VVEnO)

201 Thank you for your service, President Trump.

Posted by: Marooned at February 20, 2021 06:39 PM (5TnwH)

202 There's... something on the wing of the Plane!
Posted by: The Shat at February 20, 2021 06:36 PM (lmikk)

Why didn't he just set his phaser to stun and aim.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:39 PM (HabA/)

203
Prop Age - Corsair

Jet Age - Tomcat

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 06:39 PM (kTF2Z)

204 Rg2 followed by Rg1. Mate in 2 for first problem.

Posted by: bradc at February 20, 2021 06:39 PM (FInrF)

205 196 "A creature on the wing tearing the wiring out?"

I remember that, but not the name of the movie/tv show...
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:36 PM (w7KSn)

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. Twilight Zone. William Shatner.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:40 PM (lmikk)

206 I remember that, but not the name of the movie/tv show...
=====
Twilight Zone with William Shatner iirc.

Posted by: dartist at February 20, 2021 06:40 PM (+ya+t)

207 There's... something on the wing of the Plane!
Posted by: The Shat at February 20, 2021 06:36 PM (lmikk)

Why didn't he just set his phaser to stun and aim.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021


***

Well, he had just left a mental hospital. He wasn't authorized to carry. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:40 PM (lSpWa)

208
I was reading an analysis of what happened to the Texas grid. First, and this is important, Texas basically has its own grid which is not too well tied into the rest of the CONUSA grid. It's a problem to get outside power in because of this. They can do it, but not too well.

The main culprit was wind turbine failure. That was the trigger. The system is balanced between this fraction from nuclear, this from coal, this from wind, this from natural gas.

Sequence went like this. Demand for power spiked due to the cold, causing generation to need to increase. Wind failed due to cold freezing turbines, and they had to switch to natural gas to make up for the lost wind. That put a heavy increase in the just-in-time pipeline supply of natural gas, and that started failing (again due to the cold), which led to the crisis.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 20, 2021 06:40 PM (Mzdiz)

209 196 The creature on the wing was in an original Twilight Zone episode with William Shatner as the passenger, the later one was in the movie and had John Lithgow in that role.

Posted by: whig at February 20, 2021 06:40 PM (pO7gM)

210 Today's "Upper Room" devotional from someone from the great state of TN is a poignant one.

"Never Alone"

https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals/en-2021-02-20

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (VP4Cd)

211 Icelandic sweater babe #1 is a mannequin, I believe.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (ofYez)

212 198 The P-39 Airacobra was kind of sexy. I think it ended up being a sort of favorite to, of all people, the Soviets during WWII.
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:38 PM (3H9h1)

I think they liked that big assed cannon in the nose.

I think it was the A-10 of it's day...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (BgMrQ)

213 199
There was a remake of that TZ episode with John Lithgow playing the Shatner character. It was pretty good. The alien was scarier too

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (bVhJi)

214 The Soviets had some handsome planes in the 30's and 40's.

The MiG-3 was sexy. Crapola when it came to combat, but sexy.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (R/m4+)

215 Chess girl Maria... at the top can rook me any time.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (2BZBZ)

216 Yet the plane kept on flying....

With one engine on fire.

Of the 2 it was equipped with.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (3H9h1)

217
Nuclear and coal underperfomed, again due to the cold and failure to winterize enough, but not by much.

Solar didn't do too bad, but it's a joke anyway, very intermittent, and a tiny fraction of required supply.

That's what happened in the big picture, and who is to blame for what, I'm sure there's a lot to go around.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (Mzdiz)

218 Ever seen it in person? I have always lived within a few hours of The Air Force Museum. Absolutely staggering.

Although the B-36 is pretty sexy too. I have said before and will say again: I miss the old mailed fist clutching lighting bolts insignia.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I knew the man who used to be Base Commander at Wright-Pat many years ago, and his Air Force career dated back to WWII (General Glen McClernon, now deceased). He had a lot of great stories, but said it was like standing in a hurricane on the flightline with the B-36.
The F-105 is a BIG airplane. The F-105 was the first plane to be configured as a Wild Weasel during the Viet Nam Wa; basically used to jam radar and ferret out and kill SAM radar sites on the ground. Had a lot of ECM pods, and deployed with the first Anti-radiation (radar) missile, which I think was the Shrike.
It wasn't very maneuverable, but with the area-ruled fuselage, could fly pretty fast at low altitude.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 20, 2021 06:42 PM (tjZg/)

219 The movie version of "Nightmare," part of the 1982 (?) movie, starred John Lithgow. We're used to him now from Third Rock From the Sun as a comic actor, but back then he was drama dynamite.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:42 PM (lSpWa)

220 209
You type too fast Whig! LOL

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 06:42 PM (bVhJi)

221 Just the punchline:
"If another engine goes we'll be up here all day!"

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:43 PM (w7KSn)

222 211 I see everyone else noticed as well and I should have read some comments before posting.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 20, 2021 06:43 PM (ofYez)

223 There was a remake of that TZ episode with John Lithgow playing the Shatner character. It was pretty good. The alien was scarier too
Posted by: Jmel

The alien was played by Hillary and she kept asking Lithgow if his name was Epstein.

Posted by: JT at February 20, 2021 06:43 PM (arJlL)

224 Harry should remove himself from the line of succession.

-
That's Mr. Harry Sparkle to you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 06:43 PM (VVEnO)

225 219 The movie version of "Nightmare," part of the 1982 (?) movie, starred John Lithgow. We're used to him now from Third Rock From the Sun as a comic actor, but back then he was drama dynamite.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:42 PM (lSpWa)

Like in Buckaroo Banzai.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:43 PM (lmikk)

226 I remember the wing gremlin story from a comic book when I was a teen.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:44 PM (w7KSn)

227 I really want Trump to run again, but I wonder if Melania would agree to it? That poor lady was put through hell

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 06:44 PM (bVhJi)

228 We're used to him now from Third Rock From the Sun as a comic actor, but back then he was drama dynamite.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:42 PM (lSpWa)

Like in Buckaroo Banzai.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:43 PM (lmikk)

World According to Garp

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:44 PM (BgMrQ)

229 First dress looks like it has ice cream sundaes on it.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 20, 2021 06:44 PM (ofYez)

230 The movie version of "Nightmare," part of the 1982 (?) movie, starred John Lithgow. We're used to him now from Third Rock From the Sun as a comic actor, but back then he was drama dynamite.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

I first saw him in Blow Out as psycho killer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 06:45 PM (VVEnO)

231 The P-39 Airacobra was kind of sexy. I think it ended up being a sort of favorite to, of all people, the Soviets during WWII.
Posted by: Martini Farmer

The P-39 and later the P-63 were designed as ground attack planes. A lot of them were shipped to the Soviets.

My Dad's best friend in high school flew the P-39 and later the P-63 in ground attack roles against the Japanese in WWII. He was quite a character.
He was also checked out in the P-38, and said it drove like a truck, was really hard to fly.
Robin Olds became an ace in the P-38, as did Richard Bong. They must've been hella pilots.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 20, 2021 06:45 PM (tjZg/)

232 Feminists should be very happy with chess. The king is like the old king Macbeth knocks off, he can hardly move and just kind of limps along, one square at a time, and everyone has to protect his senile old ass. The Queen has all the power and can go zooming around in any direction, kicking butt. If the men who created the game were sexist, they would have made the Queen the less powerful one who had to be protected at all costs.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:46 PM (HabA/)

233 204 Rg2 followed by Rg1. Mate in 2 for first problem.
Posted by: bradc at February 20, 2021 06:39 PM (FInrF)


This is known.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 06:46 PM (Qc+rX)

234 easy problem wrong solution: black night down two, one left. white does something black castle takes white castle, mate.

what did i miss, and in plain english please, not secret code. i already feel stupid with this came, so i don't need anyone to rub it in.

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 20, 2021 06:46 PM (YOl0X)

235 226 I remember the wing gremlin story from a comic book when I was a teen.
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:44 PM (w7KSn)

I always think of the "little gremlin" in the Bugs Bunny cartoon. Goofy little fvcker...

I think the plane was a DC-3...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:46 PM (BgMrQ)

236 We're used to him now from Third Rock From the Sun as a comic actor, but back then he was drama dynamite.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

His work in 'Dexter' was my favorite.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 06:47 PM (Rvt88)

237 How embarrassing that the Australian media is openly talking about what a demented retard our dogshit political class has "running" the country. Nothing against Australians; for God's sake they're smart enough not to put the likes of Gerbilopoulous, Tapper, F. Chuck Tard, Vanderbilt Poofter or Ralph Maddow in a high exposure position. Take a bow, losers, for making the country the same type of laughingstock you've been every minute of your worthless lives.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 06:48 PM (y7DUB)

238 I got hits on 2 different Farmers Almanac sites. The "Old" Farmers Almanac and another site simply called Farmers Almanac.
The former got it totally wrong, the latter is way more accurate calling for unusual heavy snowfall in the midwest and drought in the west.
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus

That's what my OFA says. I think this will be the last one I buy. They have gotten pricey and way left wing with global warming shit.

Posted by: Infidel at February 20, 2021 06:48 PM (JKh2y)

239 Robin Olds became an ace in the P-38, as did Richard Bong. They must've been hella pilots.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 20, 2021 06:45 PM (tjZg/)

Ahhh, the old boys!

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:48 PM (BgMrQ)

240 230 The movie version of "Nightmare," part of the 1982 (?) movie, starred John Lithgow. We're used to him now from Third Rock From the Sun as a comic actor, but back then he was drama dynamite.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

I first saw him in Blow Out as psycho killer.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 06:45 PM (VVEnO)

He was great in Dexter too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 06:48 PM (nakwk)

241 navybrat was waiting to see that engine start spewing parts

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 06:48 PM (Cxk7w)

242 Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America

In Soviet service the P-39 was primarily Air to Air over the front lines. ISTY 5 of the top 10 Soviet Aces flew P-39s. The US never gave any AP rounds for the 37mm cannon, only HE. So no tank hunting.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 06:49 PM (u82oZ)

243 I really want Trump to run again, but I wonder if Melania would agree to it? That poor lady was put through hell
=====
Even if he wanted to I wonder if he can get enough support from staff that won't turn on him.

Posted by: dartist at February 20, 2021 06:49 PM (+ya+t)

244 230 The movie version of "Nightmare," part of the 1982 (?) movie, starred John Lithgow. We're used to him now from Third Rock From the Sun as a comic actor, but back then he was drama dynamite.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

I first saw him in Blow Out as psycho killer.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 06:45 PM (VVEnO)


First saw Lithgow in 'The World According to Garp'. Very odd movie.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (Qc+rX)

245 Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America
Robin Olds became an ace in the P-38, as did Richard Bong. They must've been hella pilots.

They were exceptional pilots.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (u82oZ)

246 World According to Garp
Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021


***

Didn't Lithgow play a man who cross-dressed, or wanted to be a transgender, or something like that? Way ahead of his time!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (lSpWa)

247 Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. Twilight Zone. William Shatner.


Here's the Bugs Bunny version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MRhERW5lZw

Posted by: naturalfake at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (dWwl8)

248 Some parts showered down on a neighborhood in Denver. Nobody hurt, I think so far.
Saw a picture of a red sports car with a turbine blade perfectly impaled.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (w7KSn)

249 Robin Olds became an ace in the P-38, as did Richard Bong. They must've been hella pilots.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 20, 2021 06:45 PM (tjZg/)
Ahhh, the old boys!
Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:48 PM (BgMrQ)

If I remember right he ambushed a few VPAF MiGs by pretending to be 105's when his group was really F-4's.

Surprised the crap outta them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 06:51 PM (R/m4+)

250

Members of a California school board resigned en masse after they were caught mocking parents during a public video meeting about re-opening schools shuttered during the pandemic.

All four members, including president Lisa Brizendine of the Oakley Elementary School District board, resigned Friday, according to a Fox News report.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 06:52 PM (63Dwl)

251 "The king is like the old king Macbeth knocks off, he can hardly move and just kind of limps along, one square at a time, and everyone has to protect his senile old ass. "

It just occurred to me that in many ways, this is the story of Joe Biden.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:52 PM (HabA/)

252 I always think of the "little gremlin" in the Bugs Bunny cartoon. Goofy little fvcker...
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Little gremlin reminds me of Trilogy of Terror with Karen Black. Goofy little fvcker with a knife.

Posted by: dartist at February 20, 2021 06:52 PM (+ya+t)

253 The Ellen Jamesians in WATG were ahead of their time.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 06:52 PM (Rvt88)

254 FWIW, the Sun is emerging from the trough of a solar cycle. I expected cold because less solar energy.

And any extra CO₂ is being taken in by increased activity of plants.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 06:52 PM (u82oZ)

255 First saw Lithgow in 'The World According to Garp'. Very odd movie.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (Qc+rX)

Exactly...hence my same comment upthread.

That part ruined him for me, sorry.

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:52 PM (BgMrQ)

256 First saw Lithgow in 'The World According to Garp'. Very odd movie.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (Qc+rX)

I couldn't stand the novel. John Irving is not a favorite of mine.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:53 PM (HabA/)

257 Didn't Lithgow play a man who cross-dressed, or wanted to be a transgender, or something like that? Way ahead of his time!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (lSpWa)

That's how I remember it...just skeevy

***shiver***

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:54 PM (BgMrQ)

258 That nose mounted cannon in the P-38 was pretty cool. Machine guns where mounted in various air frames in the nose, both Allies and Axis, but that one... boom.

Almost like they needed a flying tank killer.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:54 PM (3H9h1)

259 He was great in Dexter too.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 06:48 PM (nakwk)

Yeah. He was incredibly creepy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:54 PM (HabA/)

260 I've commented on it before, but the first model airplane I ever built was an F4-C Phantom. I'm sure it was a gift found at a yard sale for 25 cents and just dumb luck that it was that plane, but ever since then I've always thought that was one of the most attractive designs, and probably mostly because it was the first one I ever really studied.

Also Linda Carter around that same time period and mostly for the same reasons.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 20, 2021 06:55 PM (wCgji)

261 Just got back from visiting our friends in Kearney. It was strange walking into the the house and the hostess wasn't there. We still had a good time and raised a glass in her honor.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 20, 2021 06:55 PM (nxdel)

262 Where's Anna Puma to set us straight?

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:56 PM (3H9h1)

263 Here's the Bugs Bunny version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MRhERW5lZw
Posted by: naturalfake at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (dWwl

That's the one...

"what's all the hubbub...bub"

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:56 PM (BgMrQ)

264 Lithgow was good in DePalma's Raising Caine.

Posted by: davidt at February 20, 2021 06:56 PM (5ZHS+)

265 254 FWIW, the Sun is emerging from the trough of a solar cycle. I expected cold because less solar energy.

And any extra CO2 is being taken in by increased activity of plants.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 06:52 PM (u82oZ)

Why, are you suggesting that the earth is a vast open system of many competing reactions that maintain a sort of equilibrium? Combined with an insanely huge external energy source that also fluctuates on it OWN system? And that there is no way that fucking morons who cannot understand what is an is not capitalism have very little hope in being able to understand even a part of such a vast system?

Racist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:57 PM (lmikk)

266 262 Where's Anna Puma to set us straight?
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 06:56 PM (3H9h1)

I was thinking that same thing a few minutes earlier.

***looks around furtively***

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:57 PM (BgMrQ)

267
Airplane engine blew up over Denver earlier, landed ok, no one hurt on board or on the ground.

"It's Raining Metal" - Boeing 777 Experiences Mid-Flight Engine Explosion Over Denver Suburbs

https://tinyurl.com/y98emcul

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 06:57 PM (63Dwl)

268 I couldn't stand the novel. John Irving is not a favorite of mine.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:53 PM (HabA/)


I enjoyed the book a lot (I was a lot younger then) but quickly tired of Irving.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 06:57 PM (y7DUB)

269 Advanced: O.M. you're correct, this one was tricky

1. Ra1+ KxR
2. Rg4 PxR(Q)
3. h8(Q)+ RxQ (if K moves, Qb2 mate)
4. Ra4 mate
or
3. h8(Q)+ Qd4
4. RxQ and Black cannot recapture due to Qa8+ threat
or
2. Rg4 RxR
3. h8(Q)+ Ka2
4. Qb2 mate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 06:58 PM (wJQbj)

270 Also Linda Carter around that same time period and mostly for the same reasons.
Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 20, 2021 06:55 PM (wCgji)

Two big old... hmmm, analogy... impellers?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:58 PM (lmikk)

271 Didn't Lithgow play a man who cross-dressed, or wanted to be a transgender, or something like that? Way ahead of his time!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (lSpWa)

That's how I remember it...just skeevy

***shiver***


"Roberta" in "The World According to Garp."

Most memorable line, "At least I had mine surgically removed. To have it bitten off in a Buick..."

Or at least that's how I remember it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not scanning your email to sell you stuff like Google does. at February 20, 2021 06:58 PM (SchxB)

272 Little gremlin reminds me of Trilogy of Terror with Karen Black. Goofy little fvcker with a knife.
Posted by: dartist at February 20, 2021 06:52 PM (+ya+t)

Karen Black

Never understood the fascination TV had with her.

She looked just a goofy.

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:59 PM (BgMrQ)

273 Two big old... hmmm, analogy... impellers?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 06:58 PM (lmikk)

***

I wondered a lot about that woman.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 20, 2021 06:59 PM (wCgji)

274 I'm here.

Survived the second vac shot. Had a tough day yesterday but Tylenol worked and I'm fine today.

I've been watching this BBC show The Musketeers. The women's dresses are so provocative, I just can't believe this was everyday clothing. If you could track down some of those dresses, I know the morons here would appreciate them.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 20, 2021 06:59 PM (sd8p8)

275 I just found out that the NCAA tournament is being played in Indiana. Partly in Indianapolis and partly at the Assembly Hall on IU main campus in Bloomington. The entire tournament. Not just the final four... The whole damn thing.
Holcomb will keep his ignorant mask mandate (just until the end of November 2020!!!) in place until that tournament is over. Hell that bastard will probably extend it for the rest of the fucking year. His virtue must be signaled to EVERYONE!!!
Two weeks to flatten the curve!!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 20, 2021 06:59 PM (Vxu+H)

276 I was thinking that same thing a few minutes earlier.

***looks around furtively***
Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:57 PM (BgMrQ)

She's here somewhere...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:00 PM (lmikk)

277 I always liked the A-26 Invader. After the B-26 Marauder was retired, it became the B-26 Invader. It fought in three wars, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 07:00 PM (VVEnO)

278 Didn't Lithgow play a man who cross-dressed, or wanted to be a transgender, or something like that? Way ahead of his time!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 06:50 PM (lSpWa)


Yes, he was an "out" gay cross-dresser, which, back in those day, made him a crazy weird oddball character, which the movie was full of.

Robin Williams was the lead actor, playing, get this, a serious role.

First time I had seen Glenn Close, too. It may have been her first movie.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:00 PM (Qc+rX)

279 Also Linda Carter around that same time period and mostly for the same reasons.

Her landing gear was very attractive. Emergency flotation devices, too.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not scanning your email to sell you stuff like Google does. at February 20, 2021 07:01 PM (SchxB)

280 have very little hope in being able to understand even a part of such a vast system?

***

I'm pretty sure the people who request grants have determined that something like 0.00009% of 1% of all carbon is the difference maker. That's called Science, h8r.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 20, 2021 07:01 PM (wCgji)

281 >>> 267
Airplane engine blew up over Denver earlier, landed ok, no one hurt on board or on the ground.

"It's Raining Metal" - Boeing 777 Experiences Mid-Flight Engine Explosion Over Denver Suburbs

https://tinyurl.com/y98emcul
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 06:57 PM (63Dwl)

That's... disturbing. It looks like the whole engine just fell off the wing. Ground-crew fckup, awful engineering, or worse?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 07:01 PM (TK8Ry)

282 268 I couldn't stand the novel. John Irving is not a favorite of mine.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:53 PM (HabA/)

I enjoyed the book a lot (I was a lot younger then) but quickly tired of Irving.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 06:57 PM (y7DUB)

Not a fan of Mr. Irving. He had his 15 minutes of fame...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 07:01 PM (BgMrQ)

283 To have it bitten off in a Buick..."

I dwelled upon the ethical implications of that scene probably more extensively than any vignette previously or subsequently.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 07:02 PM (y7DUB)

284 Tan, fawn, and ecru.

Just wanted to make a contribution to the Fashion Thread.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 20, 2021 07:02 PM (DMUuz)

285 276 I was thinking that same thing a few minutes earlier.
***looks around furtively***
Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:57 PM (BgMrQ)

She's here somewhere...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:00 PM (lmikk)

Judging...silently judging!

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 07:03 PM (BgMrQ)

286 Didn't Lithgow play himself in a movie. A really weird movie...

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 20, 2021 07:03 PM (sd8p8)

287
The conclusions of that Texas power failure analysis were, #1 Texas needs to tie in with the national grid much better. Second, they need some natural gas storage on site at the plants (and this is not a small order). They are entirely dependent on pipelines bringing it in as required.

And finally, trash this wind crap. "Renewable, green energy" is a fucking joke.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM (Mzdiz)

288 He was great in Dexter too.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman

I really liked Dexter, but I'm afraid it wont stand up to a rewatch.

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM (nUhF0)

289 284 Tan, fawn, and ecru.

Just wanted to make a contribution to the Fashion Thread.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 20, 2021 07:02 PM (DMUuz)

On a B-1 bomber?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM (lmikk)

290 Roberta Muldoon.

Posted by: Javems at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM (8SSHh)

291 >>> 286 Didn't Lithgow play himself in a movie. A really weird movie...
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 20, 2021 07:03 PM (sd8p

Maybe you're thinking of Being John Malkovich? I haven't seen it so I'm not much help.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM (TK8Ry)

292 Lithgow: Your'e a piece of work.

Stallon: You're a piece of shit.

-"Cliffhanger" based on a premise.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM (2BZBZ)

293 I couldn't stand the novel. John Irving is not a favorite of mine.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:53 PM (HabA/)

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John Irving hates his readers.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 07:05 PM (BytDg)

294 So navybrat it did chew itself up as I expected, just didn't see it unless it was coming out back end.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:05 PM (Cxk7w)

295 1. Ra1+ KxR
2. Rg4 PxR(Q)
3. h8(Q)+ RxQ (if K moves, Qb2 mate)
4. Ra4 mate
or
3. h8(Q)+ Qd4
4. RxQ and Black cannot recapture due to Qa8+ threat
or
2. Rg4 RxR
3. h8(Q)+ Ka2
4. Qb2 mate
Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 06:58 PM (wJQbj)


Yes, those are two of the shorter mating lines. The main line is a few moves longer and doesn't end with a mate, just a big advantage. If you get there, you can declare victory and dance a celebratory jig.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:05 PM (Qc+rX)

296 Karen Black

Never understood the fascination TV had with her.

She looked just a goofy.
Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 06:59 PM (BgMrQ)


She was like a female Bruce Dern. Or an early version of Sean Young with waaaay too many rough edges to be chipped off and sanded down.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 07:05 PM (y7DUB)

297 I also liked the Brit's DeHavilland Mosquito.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 07:05 PM (VVEnO)

298 John Irving hates his readers.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 07:05 PM (BytDg)

Right back at 'em...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 07:06 PM (BgMrQ)

299 Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 06:53 PM (HabA/)

Same. I will give it that it's extremely *memorable*. I vividly remember 30 years later the parts that caused me to decide not to finish it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 07:06 PM (1lKRm)

300 That's... disturbing. It looks like the whole engine just fell off the wing. Ground-crew fckup, awful engineering, or worse?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 07:01 PM (TK8Ry)


A shit-load of major maintenance is done in Mexico and other third world poopoo holes.
Not THE cause, but more stuff like this wouldn't surprise me.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 07:07 PM (axyOa)

301 I really liked Dexter, but I'm afraid it wont stand up to a rewatch.
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM (nUhF0)

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I just finished all 8 seasons on Thursday and was left feeling unsatisfied by the ending.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 07:07 PM (BytDg)

302 If I remember correctly the Roberta character in "Garp" was a former NLF linebacker who became a woman. All the characters were offputting to me - beginning with Garp's mom, who conceived him by having sex with a paralyzed and brain-damaged war vet she was nursing. She named him Garp because that was the only sound the vet was able to make. I don't know if Irving was aiming for dark humor, but I just found it creepy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:07 PM (HabA/)

303 She was like a female Bruce Dern. Or an early version of Sean Young with waaaay too many rough edges to be chipped off and sanded down.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 07:05 PM (y7DUB)

The Bruce Dern analogy...very good!

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 07:07 PM (BgMrQ)

304 I kept trying to place who the chess girl reminds me of. I think it might be Cynthia Rhodes.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (O+I8R)

305 Garp: a woman fucks a patient and has a child and raises it herself.

What could go wrong?

Everything.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (2BZBZ)

306 269 Advanced: O.M. you're correct, this one was tricky

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 06:58 PM (wJQbj)


Well, you solved it *way* faster than I did, so good on you.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (Qc+rX)

307 over/under on very large bird strike on that 777?

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (YOl0X)

308 On a B-1 bomber?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM (lmikk)


Well, it is the Air Force...

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (axyOa)

309 I just finished all 8 seasons on Thursday and was left feeling unsatisfied by the ending.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 07:07 PM (BytDg)

The last season really went off the rails. I hated the ending.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (HabA/)

310 I really liked Dexter, but I'm afraid it wont stand up to a rewatch.
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides

Worst. Ending. Ever.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (Rvt88)

311 That's it Helena. Thank you!

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 20, 2021 07:09 PM (sd8p8)

312 286 Didn't Lithgow play himself in a movie. A really weird movie...
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 20, 2021 07:03 PM (sd8p


John Malkovich.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 20, 2021 07:09 PM (Sjo2L)

313 I liked Bruce Dern in two films: "The Cowboys" and "The Burbs."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:09 PM (2BZBZ)

314 Isn't beginner problem in two moves?
... Rg2+
h1 rg1#?

Posted by: David W at February 20, 2021 07:09 PM (5uXrb)

315 305 Garp: a woman fucks a patient and has a child and raises it herself.

What could go wrong?

Everything.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (2BZBZ)


"Yes! Let's buy the house. It's been pre-disastered."

The most normal guy in that whole movie was Robin Williiams. Think about that.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:09 PM (Qc+rX)

316 I think the last season of Dexter I saw was the second? Just never really got into it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:09 PM (lmikk)

317 Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper were in a lot of tv westerns. As soon as you saw either of them you knew really bad things were imminent.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 07:10 PM (y7DUB)

318 I really liked Dexter, but I'm afraid it wont stand up to a rewatch.
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides

Worst. Ending. Ever.

-
?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 07:10 PM (VVEnO)

319 Tan, fawn, and ecru.

Just wanted to make a contribution to the Fashion Thread.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 20, 2021 07:02 PM

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On a B-1 bomber?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:04 PM


That color scheme would be bad to the Bone.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 20, 2021 07:10 PM (DMUuz)

320 I liked Bruce Dern in two films: "The Cowboys" and "The Burbs."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict

Believe it or not, I liked him in Silent Running.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 07:10 PM (Rvt88)

321 Tan, fawn and ecu might make good color scheme for a ground attack plane.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (Cxk7w)

322 314 Isn't beginner problem in two moves?
... Rg2+
h1 rg1#?
Posted by: David W at February 20, 2021 07:09 PM (5uXrb)


Yes, that has been discovered already. I really ought to do a better job checking these problems.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (Qc+rX)

323 313 I liked Bruce Dern in two films: "The Cowboys" and "The Burbs."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:09 PM (2BZBZ)

The Burbs. THAT was a good movie.

*tries to slip lock with credit card. Breaks card*

Ah, that's a shit store anyway.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (lmikk)

324 Way late today.

Is Icelandic sweater babe a person, or a manequin?

And #2 is delicious.

My Korean gf looking great as usual.

Kate will be very, very pretty at age 60, I think. She has those kinds of simple good looks.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (OTzUX)

325 The ending of Dexter was awful. After Rita was gone, I lost all interest. She was his center

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (bVhJi)

326 How many of you guys know what ecu looks like?

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (Cxk7w)

327 He was in "Silent Running"? Must have been young.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (2BZBZ)

328 Dennis Hopper was in a Twilight Zone episode too. Think he played a Nazi?

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 20, 2021 07:12 PM (O+I8R)

329 Worst. Ending. Ever.

-
?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

The last few episodes seemed like the writers simply gave up and said "We have to tie this thing up. Whatta got?"

Just my $0.02

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 07:12 PM (Rvt88)

330 Fern was great in Hang em High

Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster at February 20, 2021 07:12 PM (qu5Zx)

331 Glad it wasn't just me. Totally not keeping in character

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 07:12 PM (BytDg)

332 320 I liked Bruce Dern in two films: "The Cowboys" and "The Burbs."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict

Believe it or not, I liked him in Silent Running.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 07:10 PM (Rvt8


I just watched him in Black Sunday a couple of weeks ago, where he plays a psychopathic wannabe mass murderer. What a stretch.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:12 PM (Qc+rX)

333 Plane stuff - what are we talking about? Not a crash I hope. Bird strikes, engines falling off?

Well that means the ever fascinating frozen chicken gun can be discussed, again.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 07:12 PM (OTzUX)

334 Dern was too

Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster at February 20, 2021 07:12 PM (qu5Zx)

335
That Icelandic girl can be real or she can be a mannequin. It makes no difference, really.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:13 PM (3aqhr)

336 326 How many of you guys know what ecu looks like?
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (Cxk7w)

Isn't that the one that looks like one of those brown eggs?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:13 PM (lmikk)

337 Bruce Dern is a good actor, I too like him in Cowboys and Silent Running.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:13 PM (Cxk7w)

338 309 I just finished all 8 seasons on Thursday and was left feeling unsatisfied by the ending.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 07:07 PM (BytDg)

The last season really went off the rails. I hated the ending.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (HabA/)

Yep. It was great, until it fell apart toward the end.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 07:13 PM (nakwk)

339 Kate will be very, very pretty at age 60, I think. She has those kinds of simple good looks.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 07:11 PM (OTzUX)

Agreed...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 07:13 PM (BgMrQ)

340 The first few seasons of Dexter were good, but it got worse as it went on. The end was awful.

Posted by: Revenant at February 20, 2021 07:13 PM (Z7rbj)

341 I liked Bruce Dern in two films: "The Cowboys" and "The Burbs."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict

The Cowboys is one of the few John Wayne movies that I outright hated. It is the one and only reason I cannot stand to watch Bruce Dern in anything. I will not watch any movie or TV show he is in.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 20, 2021 07:14 PM (Vxu+H)

342 I see seven ways to mate in two moves for problem #1.

Posted by: davidt at February 20, 2021 07:14 PM (5ZHS+)

343 330 Fern was great in Hang em High
Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster at February 20, 2021 07:12 PM (qu5Zx)

A movie set in a 70's fern bar. Yes, Fern was indeed the star.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:14 PM (HabA/)

344 "The Burbs" is a family favorite.

"Don't electricute yourself of fall off a roof."

btw, Carrie Fisher was an MILF there.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:14 PM (2BZBZ)

345
Have the calls to ground the 777 commenced, yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:15 PM (3aqhr)

346 I loved "The Cowboys". John Wayne dies half way through.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:15 PM (2BZBZ)

347 And finally, trash this wind crap. "Renewable, green energy" is a fucking joke.
Posted by: publius

It's no joke, it's dangerous idiocy that only a decadent and unserious country could entertain. The appalling waste of money, the disastrous environmetal impact on dozens of fronts, and regressive technical capability crowding out actual progress toward fulfilling taxpaying humanity's needs are all obvious to anyone honest and willing to look at the big picture objectively.

Time to push back hard on these science-illiterate idiots that touch their moist erogenous no-no squares, eyed closed, nostrils flared, loving science sexually. As if that fucking matters.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 20, 2021 07:16 PM (6cMoU)

348 btw, Carrie Fisher was an MILF there.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:14 PM (2BZBZ)

Oh, yeah. She wore those flower pattern dresses nice...

Was 'Art' the neighbor's name? The fat one?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:16 PM (lmikk)

349 Hollywood thought Karen Black was the second coming of Norma Shearer

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 07:16 PM (6iURM)

350 "Madam, while I have the money and the desire, I just don't have the time."
-Roscoe Lee Brown

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:16 PM (2BZBZ)

351 If I remember correctly the Roberta character in "Garp" was a former NLF linebacker who became a woman. All the characters were offputting to me - beginning with Garp's mom, who conceived him by having sex with a paralyzed and brain-damaged war vet she was nursing. She named him Garp because that was the only sound the vet was able to make. I don't know if Irving was aiming for dark humor, but I just found it creepy.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:07 PM (HabA/)


I think you're right.

I took a girl to see another movie based on an Irving novel, Hotel New Hampshire, and it was even more repellent. I actually enjoyed the quirkiness of Garp, but HNH made me bilious.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:17 PM (Qc+rX)

352 I get to use all kinds of off the wall colors in my miniatures, Russian facing colors in the Inspection era ( up to 1805) every regiment had it's own color.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:17 PM (Cxk7w)

353
Dexter turned to shit when Debra and he became a "couple."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:17 PM (3aqhr)

354 I just finished all 8 seasons on Thursday and was left feeling unsatisfied by the ending.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 07:07 PM (BytDg)

The last season really went off the rails. I hated the ending.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:08 PM (HabA/)

Hold my beer.

Posted by: GoT Season 8 at February 20, 2021 07:17 PM (zr5Kq)

355 Art: Rick Ducommun. Never saw his before or after.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:18 PM (2BZBZ)

356 I've got that on DVD around here somewhere.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:19 PM (lmikk)

357

Bruce Fern was great on Fernwood Tonight, with Fred Willis.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:19 PM (3aqhr)

358 Dexter turned to shit when Debra and he became a "couple."
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:17 PM


IIRC, they were actually a couple (as in married) around that time.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 20, 2021 07:19 PM (DMUuz)

359 "Madam, while I have the money and the desire, I just don't have the time."
-Roscoe Lee Brown
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict

Colleen Dewhurst - hubba hubba!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 07:19 PM (Rvt88)

360 Karen Black is the type of girl you don't let your mother or father know you're banging, assuming the smell doesn't give it away.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 07:19 PM (y7DUB)

361 I actually enjoyed the quirkiness of Garp, but HNH made me bilious.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:17 PM (Qc+rX)
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Yes, a pro suicide novel. Rob Lowe in a bear suit Awful.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 07:20 PM (BytDg)

362 Armed bystanders take down shooter at Louisiana gun outlet, sheriff reports.

3 people dead including suspect and 2 injured.

Posted by: Tami at February 20, 2021 07:20 PM (cF8AT)

363 Drink Like Vikings, well said. The quasi-medieval regression to scientific illiteracy, matched with the disastrous lysenkoization of science in key areas, is simply stunning.

On top of the economic illiteracy that doesn't comprehend cost efficiency, opportunity cost, and self-impoverishment, a catastrophic combo.

When I whined (and boy did I whine) when Trump rightly exited the "Paris Accord" only on non-substantive, non-technical grounds (it wasn't a "good deal" for us), my despair was entirely driven by the awareness that the window to defang the rent-seeking vandalous authoritarians ("green" nonsense) might be brief. I didn't imagine that it would have ended already, on the presidential level.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 07:20 PM (OTzUX)

364
IIRC, they were actually a couple (as in married) around that time.
Posted by: Duncanthrax


I had forgotten about that!
Wow, I was doubly right and didn't even know it.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:21 PM (3aqhr)

365 I took a girl to see another movie based on an Irving novel, Hotel New Hampshire, and it was even more repellent. I actually enjoyed the quirkiness of Garp, but HNH made me bilious.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:17 PM (Qc+rX)

Didn't see (or read that) but just the reviews of "A Prayer for Owen Meany" made me sure that that was a novel to pass up. The main character speaks in ALL CAPS throughout the novel - a more obnoxious literary device I cannot imagine.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:21 PM (HabA/)

366 Mostly-working airplane lands at Denver following inflight incident.

Posted by: CNN at February 20, 2021 07:21 PM (Vvl1M)

367 Hold up at a gun store? Those often end appropriately.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 07:21 PM (OTzUX)

368 Only so barely remember Fernwood Tonight

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:22 PM (Cxk7w)

369 I was just on Ranker.com where they have you rate Jeff Bridges performances that you think belong at the top. Hell or High Water was a real popular choice.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 07:22 PM (y7DUB)

370 Mrs. D is currently working on our taxes. I'm tracking down forms she needs, and trying to decide between getting drunk or beating my head against the table. Every year I think "we should take all this to an accountant, just to be safe," but before I know it she's on the computer and entering data.

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at February 20, 2021 07:22 PM (tA0ey)

371 Never seen a gun store in Pa that every employee isn't carring

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:23 PM (Cxk7w)

372
Garp the book was even worse. Irving goes into detail what happened when Garp crashed into the car with his wife and her boyfriend in it.

Irving is a sick fantasist.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:23 PM (3aqhr)

373 I never watched Dexter or Game of Thrones. The last series I remember watching on HBO was the vampire one and before that Six Feet Under.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 20, 2021 07:23 PM (nxdel)

374 Garp was hillarious. C'mon. Who has never heard of a guy getting his penis bitten off in a car accident? Urban legends. Okay.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:23 PM (2BZBZ)

375 Hold up at a gun store? Those often end appropriately.

Pretty sure he didn't think that one through.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 20, 2021 07:23 PM (nxdel)

376 If no movie thread we just taking this to the ONT?

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:24 PM (Cxk7w)

377
I liked Jeff Bridges when I could understand what he was saying.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:24 PM (3aqhr)

378 Two big reasons to watch HNH: Anita Morris.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 07:24 PM (y7DUB)

379 368 Only so barely remember Fernwood Tonight
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:22 PM (Cxk7w)


I remember the show that came before it Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:24 PM (Qc+rX)

380 This is funny!

https://tinyurl.com/ycbe99bz

Posted by: Tami at February 20, 2021 07:24 PM (cF8AT)

381 And finally, trash this wind crap. "Renewable, green energy" is a fucking joke.
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It's such a shame that so many people have to get hurt to prove a point to these motherfvckers. I see AOC donkey chompers tried explaining it away. I don't think Texas will be buying her bullshit this time.

Posted by: dartist at February 20, 2021 07:24 PM (+ya+t)

382 LOL. All the clerks at the gun shop wear pistols in open carry. What! you think they are loaded with blanks?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 07:25 PM (2BZBZ)

383
I'm really curious about the word-choice of "outlet."
A gun outlet?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:25 PM (3aqhr)

384 I have a sudden interest in watching Airport 75. Haven't seen that movie in years.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 20, 2021 07:26 PM (Vxu+H)

385 I'm tracking down forms she needs, and trying to decide between getting drunk or beating my head against the table.

Hell we spend hours on ours and STILL use an accountant! Between retirement stuff, his stock stuff, my business, it's ridiculous

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 20, 2021 07:26 PM (nxdel)

386 Gun store perp carried loaded into the store. Got into an argument with employees, shot and killed both. Customers sbot and killed shooter. Store has a range inside.

Posted by: Javems at February 20, 2021 07:26 PM (8SSHh)

387 This is funny!

https://tinyurl.com/ycbe99bz

--

Holy ****, Tami! That's hilarious! It took me a minute to get it. OMG, that was great.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 20, 2021 07:27 PM (O+I8R)

388 Mrs. D is currently working on our taxes. I'm tracking down forms she needs, and trying to decide between getting drunk or beating my head against the table. Every year I think "we should take all this to an accountant, just to be safe," but before I know it she's on the computer and entering data.
Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at February 20, 2021 07:22 PM (tA0ey)

Whaaa???
Walks into living room to see what Mrs D is doing.
Ok.
We're good.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 07:27 PM (axyOa)

389 Yes, those are two of the shorter mating lines. The main line is a few moves longer and doesn't end with a mate, just a big advantage. If you get there, you can declare victory and dance a celebratory jig.
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At this point I have at least Rook & Queen verses two Rooks and strong mating threats, so declare myself the winner.

And if you disagree, you're a racist. :-)

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 20, 2021 07:28 PM (wJQbj)

390 LoL Tami

Saw about 5 minutes of Game of Thrones and watched 50 people get slaughtered so turned it off.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:28 PM (Cxk7w)

391 IIRC, they were actually a couple (as in married) around that time.
Posted by: Duncanthrax

I watched the 1961 movie Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea featuring Barbara "I Dream of Jeannie" Eden and her then husband Michael Ansara. The science in that movie is even worse than climate science. The religion is horrible, too. Ansara is a religious fanatic who is convinced that man shouldn't interfere with God's plan to destroy the world. Apparently he had God on his speed dial.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 07:29 PM (VVEnO)

392 If I ever get desperate enough to take up armed robbery, I'm pretty sure "gun shop in Louisiana" would be at the very bottom of my list of targets.

Whole Foods or soy boi coffeeshops would be better bets.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:29 PM (HabA/)

393 383
I'm really curious about the word-choice of "outlet."
A gun outlet?
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:25 PM (3aqhr)

It was the 'Jefferson Gun Outlet'...

https://tinyurl.com/yas665ja

Posted by: Tami at February 20, 2021 07:29 PM (cF8AT)

394 This is funny!

https://tinyurl.com/ycbe99bz
Posted by: Tami

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LOL!

Posted by: SMH at February 20, 2021 07:29 PM (l64hh)

395
WTF?

Tiny Url, both the fake and original website, have changed?? they want you to create an account to use them, now!

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:29 PM (3aqhr)

396 "those are two of the shorter mating lines"

Your place or mine?

Posted by: Disco Boy at February 20, 2021 07:30 PM (WNqP2)

397 I worked off and on for a week on our taxes and hell, we are both retired. You'd expect them to be easy but Nooooooooo!!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 07:30 PM (Rvt88)

398 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 20, 2021 07:31 PM (Qc+rX)

399 385 I'm tracking down forms she needs, and trying to decide between getting drunk or beating my head against the table.

Hell we spend hours on ours and STILL use an accountant! Between retirement stuff, his stock stuff, my business, it's ridiculous
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 20, 2021 07:26 PM (nxdel)

Yeah, personal income taxes are not bad, its the Family trust fund we set up way back when inheritance taxes were much higher.

For that? We have to use an accountant. Luckily its an old family friend.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 07:31 PM (oHd/0)

400 Hold up at a gun store? Those often end appropriately.

Pretty sure he didn't think that one through.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 20, 2021 07:23 PM


A number of years ago, during lunch, I was in a LGS that was also frequented by local law enforcement. This particular day, with at least 17 cops, both uniformed and plain clothes, *with* at least 3 marked cruisers right outside the door, two ne'er-do-wells came in, pushed up to the counter, produced two handguns, and announced this was a robbery.

Apparently having at least 20 handguns pointed them (including the owners and staff) dissuaded them from proceeding, and they were swiftly disarmed and taken into custody. Their mamas certainly didn't raise any Einsteins.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 20, 2021 07:31 PM (DMUuz)

401 "the window to defang the rent-seeking vandalous authoritarians ("green" nonsense) might be brief. I didn't imagine that it would have ended already, on the presidential level."
rhomboid,

What the hell do we do when *civilization* as a whole has jumped the shark, and we're dicking around with Joanie Loves Chachi. We are that truly fucked.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 20, 2021 07:31 PM (6cMoU)

402 Tiny Url, both the fake and original website, have changed?? they want you to create an account to use them, now!
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales

Use this instead:

https://is.gd/

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 07:31 PM (Rvt88)

403 396 "those are two of the shorter mating lines"

Your place or mine?
Posted by: Disco Boy at February 20, 2021 07:30 PM (WNqP2)

Second being...

'Wanna fuck?'

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 07:31 PM (oHd/0)

404 Idiot in New Orleans tried to walk into a gun range with a loaded weapon instead of loading on the line, argument ensued, bam, bam, bam. Unreal.

Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster at February 20, 2021 07:32 PM (qu5Zx)

405 Sooth I have used it dozens of times, swat that away when it comes up.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:33 PM (Cxk7w)

406 Tiny Url, both the fake and original website, have changed?? they want you to create an account to use them, now!
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:29 PM (3aqhr)

They did change the interface to be more jazzy, but it is not asking me to login or create an account to use it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:33 PM (lmikk)

407 Ok, so an engine fell off the plane. Let's not lose sight of the important question. Was the maintenance crew diverse?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 07:33 PM (kTF2Z)

408 This is funny!

Oh my God!!! Hilarious!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 20, 2021 07:33 PM (nxdel)

409 I have a sudden interest in watching Airport 75. Haven't seen that movie in years.
=====
I watched it recently and hadn't seen it since it came out. Maybe the bourbon helped but I laughed my ass off and I don't care for most comedy's.

Posted by: dartist at February 20, 2021 07:33 PM (+ya+t)

410 387 This is funny!

https://tinyurl.com/ycbe99bz

--

Holy ****, Tami! That's hilarious! It took me a minute to get it. OMG, that was great.
Posted by: Lady in Black at February 20, 2021 07:27 PM (O+I8R)

Yeah, that's great.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 07:33 PM (HabA/)

411 380 This is funny!

https://tinyurl.com/ycbe99bz
Posted by: Tami at February 20, 2021 07:24 PM (cF8AT)

I'm thinking of the scene in 2001 at this very moment.

I denounce myself...

Posted by: browndog at February 20, 2021 07:33 PM (BgMrQ)

412 watch this get willowed ..

Posted by: will choose a nic later at February 20, 2021 07:34 PM (r4bSV)

413

Use this instead:

https://is.gd/
Posted by: Tonypete


Nice. Thanks.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:34 PM (3aqhr)

414 Science thread is nood, as wcanl probably knew...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 20, 2021 07:35 PM (lmikk)

415
I have used it dozens of times, swat that away when it comes up.
Posted by: Skip


Oh, okay. Got it.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:35 PM (3aqhr)

416
Science, eh?
I've had my fill of Devolving Civilization, this week.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 20, 2021 07:36 PM (3aqhr)

417 Imagine looking out your plane window and seeing this:

https://tinyurl.com/y93pxnox

Or out your front door....(second pic)

Posted by: Tami at February 20, 2021 07:40 PM (cF8AT)

418 The Science threads have been good, and learned a thing or two.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 07:40 PM (Cxk7w)

419 Hey, la
Hey la, the pigs are back

the pigs are back an there's gonna be trouble
Hey la Hey la
the pigs are back

Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 07:41 PM (yip5o)

420 Hey, la
Hey la, the pigs are back

the pigs are back an there's gonna be trouble
Hey la Hey la
the pigs are back
Posted by: Ben Had at February 20, 2021 07:41 PM


Young, succulent pork goes well with or in rice and beans.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 20, 2021 07:43 PM (DMUuz)

421
This is funny!
https://tinyurl.com/ycbe99bz
--
Holy ****, Tami! That's hilarious! It took me a minute to get it. OMG, that was great.
Posted by: Lady in Black


I first watched it with the sound off and thought "what the Hell is this?" Then I turned up the sound...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 07:53 PM (63Dwl)

422 I do believe that the P-51D Mustang was the most beautiful and visually balanced fighter of the prop era. F-86 takes the win in the subsonic jet era, and my money is on the F-16D up to the present.

But, for sheer hulking, malevolent menace, be it in the air or just brooding on the ramp, nothing says "Fuck You, Pay Me" quite like the F-4J Phantom. "It looks at you like you owe it money", to borrow Kim DuToit's description of the deadly Cape Buffalo. A beautiful airplane? In some aspects, but it's a "beauty" like Mike Tyson in his prime. Physique of the Gods, but by God, somebody is gonna get hurt!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 20, 2021 08:01 PM (QzJWU)

423 Do you think we could use the Wuhan Death Cooties as an excuse to get rid of the designated hitter?

Posted by: Wade Hampton at February 20, 2021 08:26 PM (Su9Le)

424 How I love to love Kate...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 20, 2021 08:29 PM (49Dnm)

425 How come the damn Hints: and Goals: are never filled out on the beginner and intermediate chess challenges. I consider this the equivalent of a hostile work environment.

Posted by: AntiMarxProLennon at February 20, 2021 10:14 PM (o/sjX)

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