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Titanic Survey Expedition

While there are plenty of shipwrecks worthy of exploration, few are as iconic as that of the RMS Titanic. After over a century of exposure to everything that depths have to offer, the wreck is deteriorating at a rapid pace. In an effort to explore, chronicle and study the massive wreck before it's gone forever, OceanGate is launching a series of week-long expeditions in 2021.
Aside from the pesky issue of claustrophobia, this sounds like it would be a blast.

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Of course it's funny, but it is also a sad commentary on the politicization of science and public health. I wonder how many people are dead because Rachel Carson, a profoundly evil woman, decided to write a pop science book and lie to the world?

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In my youth I had a girlfriend who was a skater, and she told me that during competitions they would put Vaseline on their teeth so that they could smile in spite of the dry air in the arena.

That sounds...unpleasant.

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Anyone smoke flavored cigars, or cigarellos, or whatever those things are called? The ad calls them cigarettes, but I don't know about that. I like cigars on occasion, but have never tried a flavored one. I suspect that it is like flavored coffee, an acquired taste.

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Here's a band to take the taste of the last one out of your mouth.

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1 Need more DDT!

Posted by: AZ deplorable isolated at February 21, 2021 02:02 PM (gtatv)

2 Dammit. Read the content.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at February 21, 2021 02:04 PM (oJZyY)

3 I wonder what "Little Feat" means?

Posted by: LASue at February 21, 2021 02:04 PM (Ed8Zd)

4
"... she'll follow you anywhere."

_________

To stick a shiv in your back.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 21, 2021 02:04 PM (mht8P)

5 There seem to be Nipelts in the Tipalet ad. Golden age of marketing.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at February 21, 2021 02:05 PM (oJZyY)

6 Summoned the Trump for Congress crowd.

Posted by: AZ deplorable isolated at February 21, 2021 02:06 PM (gtatv)

7 Emmylou Harris was really pretty. Like a much prettier Ann Hathaway.

Posted by: LASue at February 21, 2021 02:07 PM (Ed8Zd)

8 Did Black Flag ever do a song about DDT?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 21, 2021 02:07 PM (63Dwl)

9 Lowell George, may the Lord bless him, he and Little Feat were just a fantastically original group.
I was reading that Zappa was "instrumental" in getting them recorded in Los Angles for the first time. I followed them after George passed, but the group just wasn't the same, they were polished.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 02:07 PM (w7KSn)

10 Blowing smoke in my face would not have made me follow a man anywhere, not even when I was a smoker myself. I would have asked him "Were you born in a barn?"

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 21, 2021 02:08 PM (HabA/)

11 I'll bet that Alberta Peon could give a good take on the history of Vaseline, or bore wax as it was originally called.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 02:09 PM (yQpMk)

12 I smoke cigarillos but never flavored ones, those are nasty. It's going to sound racist but the flavored ones are really popular with black guys.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 02:10 PM (qH6FZ)

13 Here's the problem with You Tube. I'd prefer not to link to it. But it is still the site with years worth of quirky stuff. The alt tech sites seem to be mostly political. And You Tube wants to push the same MSM crap you can find anywhere.

But think of it. A little girl in 1900 makes a time capsule, complete with glass plate negatives of her beloved cat. It's not only developed into a paper photo, it's turned into a video published on the internet that more than a million people have seen. How cool is that? And why did You Tube take so long to suggest it to me?

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 21, 2021 02:11 PM (YynYJ)

14 For 30 years I didnt understand the lyrics to the second verse of afternoon delight.

I thought it was "I never thought a fish could love you but it didn't bite. But you got some things awaiting and I think I might, try getting in a little afternoon delight."
Which makes no sense.

Turns out it is: "I always though a fish could not be caught who didn't bite
But you got some bait awaiting and I think I might
Like nibbling a little afternoon delight"

I guess that makes more sense. But still weird.

Posted by: LASue at February 21, 2021 02:12 PM (Ed8Zd)

15 I have an old friend that liked swisher sweets.

Gag.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 21, 2021 02:12 PM (2BZBZ)

16 ... a little seltzer down your pants??

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2021 02:12 PM (d6he9)

17 How cool is that? And why did You Tube take so long to suggest it to me?
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 21, 2021 02:11 PM (YynYJ)

Because there's nothing in it to blame on Trump?
Kidding- it was a good video.

Posted by: LASue at February 21, 2021 02:13 PM (Ed8Zd)

18 I really liked Down on the Farm
Excellent work Brought the vinyl when it came out
Perfect imperfection and straight from the heart!

Posted by: vizzy at February 21, 2021 02:13 PM (R/9t3)

19 Love Little Feat. One of the greatest bands. Waiting for Columbus is the best live album ever.

Posted by: pchuck at February 21, 2021 02:14 PM (6wB8G)

20 I have an old friend that liked swisher sweets.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 21, 2021 02:12 PM (2BZBZ)

I had a boss who smoked them, and I found them vile.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (Q9lwr)

21 For "flavored" or as they say "infused" cigars, ACID is a bigtime brand. I've had a couple here and there.

Some cigars are infused with coffee flavors, others have tobacco that's been cured in Whiskey or Bourbon barrels that have a hint of taste.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (3H9h1)

22 Miss Emmylou Harris, ah, be still my bleating heart.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (1XrCq)

23 Little Feat sans Lowell use to play the planting fields every summer could hang on the lawn with a cooler

Posted by: vizzy at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (R/9t3)

24 I'll admit I dont understand the mystique of the Titanic. So it sunk. Just like thousands of other ships over the centuries.

Get over it, already.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (uxUoN)

25 Don't forget the Flit.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 02:16 PM (1XrCq)

26 The story of the Titanic is the story of Hubris.
Which, as all scholars know, is followed by...

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 02:17 PM (w7KSn)

27 flavored cigars are mostly garbage, like flavored whiskey. The best I guess are branded as "Acid" by Drew Estate. They use legit ingredients and again, to each his own, but to me, they are at best a once in a while kind of thing.

one point of interest. the Dems a decade or so ago decided to ban Kretek Cigarettes. The more famous name for theme was "clove cigarettes". These were the cigs many teens in the USA would smoke and claim they were not tobacco, but clove. There were other crazy rumors about them, I think we have all heard the rumors.

But when the Dems banned "cloves", the companies in Indonesia looked at the law and found every loophole they could. There are laws on what is a cigarette and what is a cigar. So the Indonesian companies changed the cloves to make this little cigars by law. If you buy them now, you will see they have a brown wrapper so they can be called cigars and still sold. Really this is a total waste of time and serves not legitimate purpose. But then again, isn't that what government is for?

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:17 PM (Veofh)

28 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 21, 2021 02:17 PM (cLNC/)

29
Afternoon Food Thread
The thought of maple syrup is so exciting
French Toast in bed
Afternoon Food Thread!
Aaaafffternoon Food Thread!!

Posted by: J. Random Moron at February 21, 2021 02:18 PM (k27mQ)

30 The idea of eating a spoonful of Vaseline, as suggested by the ad, is repellent but not unheard of. In a similar fashion, one of my grandfathers would eat a spoonful of Vicks Vapo-Rub whenever he got a cold. How he ever got the idea for that is beyond me.

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at February 21, 2021 02:19 PM (8IYtY)

31 Food grade lubricants are used on machines that process foods, and machines that dispense ice cream products in restaurants. It is basically Vaseline that comes in a squeeze tube and is certified as pure.

Posted by: Lump the Chump at February 21, 2021 02:19 PM (xAVBr)

32 Cherry flavored pipe tobacco was kind of pleasant every once and a while.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 02:19 PM (qH6FZ)

33 Love Waiting for Columbus! Thanks!

Posted by: Dr. Vivi-Not my POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, FBI... at February 21, 2021 02:19 PM (USW1s)

34 There's a lot more cowbell on Fatman in the Bathtub.

Posted by: huerfano at February 21, 2021 02:20 PM (DzhEB)

35 The chicks in high school thought the clove cigarettes were the bomb.

At least the chicks who didn't "really" smoke cigarettes.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 21, 2021 02:21 PM (3H9h1)

36 Don't forget the Flit.
Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 02:16 PM

Iff flu know flare flit is.

Posted by: J. Random Moron at February 21, 2021 02:22 PM (k27mQ)

37 In my youth I had a girlfriend who was a skater, and she told me that during competitions they would put Vaseline on their teeth so that they could smile in spite of the dry air in the arena.

My nieces competed in college as synchronized swimmers. They would put Knox gelatin in their hair before competitions. It sets up like glue and those hairdos don't move at all.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 02:22 PM (Rvt88)

38 I have an old friend that liked swisher sweets.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 21, 2021 02:12 PM (2BZBZ)
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Wife quit smoking cigs for 5 yrs. Went to Cancun and started smoking cigars. When we got back to states she'd occasionally smoke swisher sweets.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 21, 2021 02:22 PM (ju2Fy)

39 Spanish Moon!

Posted by: vizzy at February 21, 2021 02:22 PM (R/9t3)

40 >>>Like nibbling a little afternoon delight"

I guess that makes more sense. But still weird.

Posted by: LASue at February 21, 2021 02:12 PM (Ed8Zd)
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Always thought it was a sweet song.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 02:23 PM (1XrCq)

41 I have mentioned that my dad passed away last year, Feb 25 th will be one year. I got custody of his old truck. That truck had not been cleaned inside for probably ten yrs. It was filthy and gross. I detailed it, even dug junk out from under the seat. I found an unopened package containing three swisher sweet cigarillos. My dad quit smoking cigarettes ten yrs before he passed and only occasionally smoked the swishers before he quit. That package had been under the seat of the truck for over ten years. I did not open the package, straight to the garbage can.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 02:23 PM (Vxu+H)

42 Are submarines solar powered?

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:23 PM (wCgji)

43
Private Snafu in "Censored" from 1944. This is a War Department short cartoon for the troops, not, needless to say, the public.

https://youtu.be/xltO0Xcdm1s

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 21, 2021 02:23 PM (mht8P)

44 13 Here's the problem with You Tube. I'd prefer not to link to it. But it is still the site with years worth of quirky stuff. The alt tech sites seem to be mostly political. And You Tube wants to push the same MSM crap you can find anywhere.

But think of it. A little girl in 1900 makes a time capsule, complete with glass plate negatives of her beloved cat. It's not only developed into a paper photo, it's turned into a video published on the internet that more than a million people have seen. How cool is that? And why did You Tube take so long to suggest it to me?
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 21, 2021 02:11 PM (YynYJ)

PROJECT FARM, the best consumer product tester out there, better than consumer reports he uses real world results. The Fact that this man had Windshield wipers left out in the elements for over a year to test which old hold up the best. He tested car Air compressors, Which Tire Puncture sealer works. He relies on viewers and doesn't take any Product placement.


Depression Era cooking, the Grandson filmed his Grandmother cooking recipes they made up to get through. Some are really good. People forget that you can eat dandelions.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 02:23 PM (dKiJG)

45 The little cigarillos with mild flavoring aren't bad. Two brands, can't recall the names, Italian I think, very mild flavoring. Was intro'd to them by furrin military guys overseas a ways back. Makes for a quick pleasant cigar-ish experience when time or inclination do not favor a full cigar thing.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 21, 2021 02:23 PM (OTzUX)

46
Cherry flavored pipe tobacco was kind of pleasant every once and a while.


Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 02:19 PM (qH6FZ)

pipe tobacco is different. There is a long history of flavored pipe tobacco and also chew. Look i don't care if people like flavored cigars, the cheap ass stuff or the high end drew estate stuff. My personal view is if you are buying a high end cigar, you want to discern flavors that are not sprayed on or put in to make a point. The same with whiskey. We all want to discern flavors, but we dont' want then manufactured and forced on us. I never said this makes sense, it is just the way it is.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:23 PM (Veofh)

47
Quick, Henry, the Flit!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 21, 2021 02:24 PM (mht8P)

48 I have mentioned that my dad passed away last year, Feb 25 th will be one year. I got custody of his old truck.

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There's no-joke a heartwrenching country song about something similar. IIRC it's title is "I Drive Your Truck."

Get tissues.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:24 PM (wCgji)

49 >>>9$ per kilo watt hour in TX
That is a deregulated free market looks like
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That's what buying your energy on the spot market looks like.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 02:25 PM (1XrCq)

50 I'll admit I dont understand the mystique of the Titanic. So it sunk. Just like thousands of other ships over the centuries.



Get over it, already.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (uxUoN)

++++It has become the George Floyd of shipwrecks - the unbridled passion and mystique of the event overshadows all other shipwrecks. They will never let it go.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 21, 2021 02:26 PM (ZE5eB)

51 "And why did You Tube take so long to suggest it to me?"
Posted by: Notsothoreau

Got a link? sounds interesting.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 02:26 PM (w7KSn)

52
I live in Texas and I'm on a fixed-rate electricity plan, just like most people. So shove your "deregulated free market" bushwa.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 21, 2021 02:26 PM (mht8P)

53 Private Snafu in "Censored":

Hadrian the Seventh

Hordeworthy @ 2:45

https://youtu.be/xltO0Xcdm1s?t=165

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 02:27 PM (Rvt88)

54 "This is what a deregulated free market looks like."

Yes, because energy production - especially the construction of new nuclear plants - is a shining example of a market free of government interference.

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at February 21, 2021 02:27 PM (8IYtY)

55 30, lol.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 21, 2021 02:28 PM (PUmDY)

56 >>>9$ per kilo watt hour in TX
That is a deregulated free market looks like
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That's what buying your energy on the spot market looks like.
Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 02:25 PM (1XrCq)



The Dunce keeps posting this like he thinks this is a failure of capitalism rather than a feature, and without understanding how this will be priced out.

Some people are just so stupid you have to wonder how they remember to breathe.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 02:28 PM (yQpMk)

57 I love Little Feat, they're just always great to listen to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 02:29 PM (KZzsI)

58 My nieces competed in college as synchronized swimmers. They would put Knox gelatin in their hair before competitions. It sets up like glue and those hairdos don't move at all.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 02:22 PM (Rvt8

Tell her Gorilla Glue works really really well and Water PROOF

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 02:29 PM (dKiJG)

59 I'll admit I dont understand the mystique of the Titanic. So it sunk. Just like thousands of other ships over the centuries.



Get over it, already.



Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (uxUoN)

you are just egging them on at this point. Some events are famous because they are famous. It is like telling people to not care about DB Cooper.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:29 PM (Veofh)

60 UH Rush Did not Die

Posted by: vizzy at February 21, 2021 02:29 PM (R/9t3)

61 Unless, and I am starting to suspect this, PM is a froll, kissing cousin to Deloris Blimpkin.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 02:29 PM (yQpMk)

62 The White Star Line billed the widows of the musicians on the Titanic orchestra for the cost of their uniforms, since their contract said the uniforms had to be returned to the White Star Line. There is some real hard hearted corporate thinking for you.

https://tinyurl.com/4nc6e67w

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 02:30 PM (w7KSn)

63
The SS Eastland sank with the loss of 844 lives while still at dockside.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 21, 2021 02:30 PM (mht8P)

64 IIRC it's title is "I Drive Your Truck."

Get tissues.

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Great song.

https://youtu.be/yCSMCgqlc-0

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 21, 2021 02:30 PM (ju2Fy)

65 Every once and a while Swisher will screw up in packaging and you'll get like a grape cigarillo in a package of original. I have to throw the whole pack out because the stink gets in the others ones and ruins them. As I said, they're just horrible.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 02:30 PM (qH6FZ)

66 Tobacco killed Rush, but not the 32 year old young woman who died from lung cancer last year.

Living kills everyone.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:30 PM (wCgji)

67 TV party tonight.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 21, 2021 02:31 PM (vuisn)

68 There's no-joke a heartwrenching country song about something similar. IIRC it's title is "I Drive Your Truck."

Get tissues.
Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21

I've heard it. I hate country music but Hubbymayhem likes it. He drives my car, puts the country station on the radio, forgets to put it back on classic rock, I get assaulted by sappy country crap.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 02:31 PM (Vxu+H)

69 Also, remember when you were kids and 70 was OLD, especially for men? Now people talk about 70 year old men dying young and tragically being taken early.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:32 PM (wCgji)

70 I have an old friend that liked swisher sweets.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 21, 2021 02:12 PM (2BZBZ)
I had a boss who smoked them, and I found them vile.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (Q9lwr)

Yup....I had a friend that would promise to bring cigars when we went golfing. He would stop and the Thrifty Mart and get the grape flavored blunts prized by the brothers for stuffing with weed. I told him don't ever bring that kinda crap around me again.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 21, 2021 02:32 PM (R/m4+)

71 And the band played on titanic reference in Ball of Confusion is great

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 21, 2021 02:32 PM (PUmDY)

72 My mom said they used to pick tar off the railroad track and chew it like gum.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 21, 2021 02:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

73 Swisher Sweets taste like donkey tobacco dipped in Sweet'N'Low.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 21, 2021 02:33 PM (vuisn)

74 I've heard it. I hate country music but Hubbymayhem likes it. He drives my car, puts the country station on the radio, forgets to put it back on classic rock, I get assaulted by sappy country crap.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 02:31 PM (Vxu+H)

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Yeah, I don't care much for most modern country (although you'll pry my outlaw country out of my cold dead hands), but I have to acknowledge a good song when I hear it.

There's another one called "Humble and Kind" but I don't know who sings it.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:33 PM (wCgji)

75 My mom said they used to pick tar off the railroad track and chew it like gum.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Your Mother had roads?

Luxury!!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 02:33 PM (Rvt88)

76 Rachel Carson has murdered about 400,000 people per year since 1962. About 67% of them children under 5.

So about 23,000,000 people.


As murderers go that's a lot, but nothing compared to Associate Justice Harry Blackmun.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 02:34 PM (i4vaF)

77 I like the country song Just cause I am leaving
I heard it soon after my dad died. Lyrics say that just because you cannot see me does not mean that I am not there.
Now I am crying again

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2021 02:35 PM (bVhJi)

78 The White Star Line billed the widows of the musicians on the Titanic orchestra for the cost of their uniforms, since their contract said the uniforms had to be returned to the White Star Line. There is some real hard hearted corporate thinking for you.

https://tinyurl.com/4nc6e67w

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 02:30 PM (w7KSn)

The Dutch utilities billed HOLOCAUST survivors for gas and Electric used during the WAR. A Journalist dug up the letters from people set to the Gas or Electric company begging them and telling them that they were in Camps and forced out of their homes.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 02:35 PM (dKiJG)

79 "Humble and Kind" but I don't know who sings it.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks
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Tim McGraw who's pretty much a left-tard. His new song "Undivided" is on the charts now.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 21, 2021 02:35 PM (ju2Fy)

80 76 Rachel Carson has murdered about 400,000 people per year since 1962. About 67% of them children under 5.

So about 23,000,000 people.

As murderers go that's a lot, but nothing compared to Associate Justice Harry Blackmun.
Posted by: Sharkman

There is no one more deadly than a so called do-gooder.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 02:36 PM (Rvt88)

81 Lowell George, dude could write and sing, died way to soon.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at February 21, 2021 02:36 PM (qZdIZ)

82 I like a mild Braniff cigarillo but hated that flavored shite.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 21, 2021 02:36 PM (vuisn)

83 As a kid I went to bed many a night with Vicks VapoRub smeared all over my chest.

Posted by: Javems at February 21, 2021 02:36 PM (8SSHh)

84 Ha! I just watched the episode of Arrested Development where Michael and Maebe sang Afternoon delight.

Funny little co-inky-dink.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, a fine Irish pub what no longer exists at February 21, 2021 02:36 PM (x8Wzq)

85 Tobacco killed Rush, but not the 32 year old young woman who died from lung cancer last year.



Living kills everyone.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo,
probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:30 PM (wCgji)

I wonder if he ever talked about that. I know he used to always talk about his formerly nicotine stained fingers. He smoked cigars but i believe he did not inhale. He obviously smoked cigs at some point. but it is very difficult to say why someone gets a certain malady. I know for sure smoking cigs is bad for you and i will never deny that. But I know people in their late 80s who have smoked their entire lives. That does not mean anything other than for each person, you don't know
To be really frank, i had a friend that died of liver cirrosis. i know for a fact i have drunk more than he and for a longer time. Churchill drank for decades and lived to a ripe old age. His son drank a lot and was killed by it.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:36 PM (Veofh)

86 The know the world's oldest bass player joke, a very inside joke.
It involves the sinking of the Titanic.
I will post it if you want to read it.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 02:37 PM (w7KSn)

87 Thanks olddog. I heard it at a wedding not too long ago and liked it a lot, although I never pursued it. Sweet song, though.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:37 PM (wCgji)

88 I used Vaseline on my lips for band concerts since I played oboe and cracked lips no good on double reed

Posted by: Euro at February 21, 2021 02:37 PM (iPEg1)

89 There isn't enough vile invective to utter about that lying bitch, Rachel Carson.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at February 21, 2021 02:37 PM (qZdIZ)

90 And just what is wrong with a little afternoon delight, CBD?

You're focusing on the music. Sometimes it's the thought that counts.

Posted by: creeper at February 21, 2021 02:38 PM (XxJt1)

91 Buddy liked Swisher Sweets to chew on the wood tips while fishing. Other guys liked Parodi's which were called dago ropes around here. Nasty.

Posted by: dartist at February 21, 2021 02:38 PM (+ya+t)

92 To be really frank, i had a friend that died of liver cirrosis. i know for a fact i have drunk more than he and for a longer time. Churchill drank for decades and lived to a ripe old age. His son drank a lot and was killed by it.
Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:36 PM (Veofh)

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Yep. Genetics is mostly what kills people.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:39 PM (wCgji)

93 In a similar fashion, one of my grandfathers would eat a spoonful of Vicks Vapo-Rub whenever he got a cold. How he ever got the idea for that is beyond me.

From the same Health and Science institutions that advise wearing a mask and social distancing for seasonal flu.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 21, 2021 02:39 PM (5R0iA)

94 "Does the Pope shit in the woods?" Why you keep askin' me that, holmes. You know Frankie shits all over the Catechism.

Posted by: Cesar Vialpando at February 21, 2021 02:39 PM (M9iwa)

95 I don't blame Rachel Carson so much as the evil bastards who used her ignorance. She didn't want to totally ban DDT, but they used her book and her lack of scientific acumen to push an agenda that has killed hundreds of millions. And that's an evil that is unforgivable

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 02:40 PM (KZzsI)

96 It was the 70s so there was no pretense needed about "Afternoon Delight"

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 21, 2021 02:40 PM (EZebt)

97 The White Star Line billed the widows of the musicians on the Titanic orchestra for the cost of their uniforms, since their contract said the uniforms had to be returned to the White Star Line. There is some real hard hearted corporate thinking for you.

https://tinyurl.com/4nc6e67w

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 02:30 PM (w7KSn

"My husband handles our household finances. When I see him, I'll let him know you've been in touch."

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 02:40 PM (gAFsE)

98 The part of The Titanic that I hated the most was when the old bird, in her last days on earth, threw that priceless necklace into the drink, because after decades she still carried a grudge over her once betrothed. She couldn't have sold it, given the money to feed and clothe the poor, no, she just had to show him with some meaningless gesture, one that he would never even know about.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 21, 2021 02:41 PM (ZE5eB)

99 To be really frank, i had a friend that died of liver cirrosis. i know for a fact i have drunk more than he and for a longer time. Churchill drank for decades and lived to a ripe old age. His son drank a lot and was killed by it.
Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:36 PM (Veofh)

My Mom died of Cirrosis and it can be a factor of other caused like, She got Hepatitis probably from being a nurse and she really like to drink. Also Tylenol. taking it and then drinking kills your liver.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 02:41 PM (dKiJG)

100 As a kid I went to bed many a night with Vicks VapoRub smeared all over my chest.
Posted by: Javems

At the first sign of a sniffle, my mother would dip us into a vat of Vicks and hang a cloth diaper around our necks.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 02:41 PM (Rvt88)

101 "Tobacco killed Rush, but not the 32 year old young woman who died from lung cancer last year."

There is a "Non-Smokers" lung cancer type. Split pretty evenly among non and smokers as I recall. I had it. Smoked for 40 years.

Posted by: Javems at February 21, 2021 02:41 PM (8SSHh)

102 Thanks olddog. I heard it at a wedding not too long ago and liked it a lot, although I never pursued it. Sweet song, though.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks
---------------------------

Yes, it is.

https://youtu.be/k6juQR4RMy4

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 21, 2021 02:42 PM (ju2Fy)

103 DID SOMEONE SAY BLACK FLAG???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6otjCKg594

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 02:43 PM (49Dnm)

104 At the first sign of a sniffle, my mother would dip us into a vat of Vicks and hang a cloth diaper around our necks.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 02:41 PM (Rvt8

I had a couple of asthma attacks as a child that put me in the ER (it disappeared when I became a teenager). I hate the smell of that stuff. It reminds me of being eight years old and desperately wheezing for air.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 02:43 PM (gAFsE)

105 Are submarines solar powered?
Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:23 PM


Nuclear-powered ones, yes.

Nucleotides were formed during supernova explosions. Any element above Fe was, including calcium. We are all made of stardust.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 21, 2021 02:43 PM (tFnCj)

106 FWIW, if there are any pipe smokers out there, Sutliff's Vanilla Royale is very nice.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:43 PM (wCgji)

107 PS, there's no way you're going to get me down inside that thing to view a sunk rustbucket that's claim to fame is it went down like a cheap date before it even finished getting across the Atlantic.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at February 21, 2021 02:43 PM (qZdIZ)

108 I saw Black Flag in Monterey!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 21, 2021 02:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

109 Who will be responsible for more deaths:

Rachel Carson or Robin DiAngelo?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 21, 2021 02:44 PM (V7LOe)

110 DID SOMEONE SAY BLACK FLAG???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6otjCKg594
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 02:43 PM (49Dnm)

Speaking of leftist celebrity fuckheads: Henry Rollins

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 02:44 PM (gAFsE)

111 Fat man, in the bathtub, with the blues.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 21, 2021 02:44 PM (lPp+p)

112 Long Distance Love is excellent.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 21, 2021 02:45 PM (PUmDY)

113 The SS Eastland sank with the loss of 844 lives while still at dockside.
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Chicago river on the Wabash side. My grandfather used to tell us when he was a kid he dove into the river numerous times to save people. Top heavy boat with too many people on one side.

Posted by: dartist at February 21, 2021 02:45 PM (+ya+t)

114 24 I'll admit I dont understand the mystique of the Titanic. So it sunk. Just like thousands of other ships over the centuries.

Get over it, already.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (uxUoN)


Lost on its maiden voyage. Hitting an iceberg in April, for crying out loud. Large loss of life. A number of super-rich guys died. Men let women and children go first into the lifeboats. Ship billed as unsinkable. First loss of a "mega-machine" of its day in the Industrial Era. Deaths were considered to be not a good way to go - drowning in freezing-cold water (actually not a bad way to go if you have to go, though). Designer/builder was on-board and did not survive. Bodies were retrieved from the sea and brought to land for ID and burial, for a number of days after the sinking (a "gruesome factor"). All I can think of at this instant.

Posted by: Gref at February 21, 2021 02:45 PM (AMIL/)

115 At the first sign of a sniffle, my mother would dip us into a vat of Vicks and hang a cloth diaper around our necks.

Posted by: Tonypete

This! And if we got a nasty cough that kept everyone awake at night (that 1960s trailer was small), we got the spoonful of sugar soaked with whiskey.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 02:46 PM (Vxu+H)

116 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 02:43 PM (49Dnm)

Thanks for the link!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 21, 2021 02:47 PM (Dc2NZ)

117 but they used her book and her lack of scientific acumen to push an agenda that has killed hundreds of millions.

****

I'm glad we've moved beyond that mass hysteria and manipulation now that everyone has the sum of human knowledge in their pockets and can easily research any topic in order to make informed judgments about the science of almost anything.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:47 PM (wCgji)

118 There's no-joke a heartwrenching country song about something similar. IIRC it's title is "I Drive Your Truck."

Get tissues.
Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:24 PM (wCgji)


When my son was deployed, I'd bawl every time I heard that song. It probably still would make me cry.

Posted by: LASue at February 21, 2021 02:47 PM (Ed8Zd)

119 Nice to see Rollins before he pumped up and looked like an angry walking penis.

He's still funny though.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 21, 2021 02:47 PM (Dc2NZ)

120 I got a spoonful of good ole codeine in OTC syrup when I got a cough. Stupid FDA and their stupid regulations.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 21, 2021 02:48 PM (V7LOe)

121 I'm glad we've moved beyond that mass hysteria and manipulation now that everyone has the sum of human knowledge in their pockets and can easily research any topic in order to make informed judgments about the science of almost anything.
Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:47 PM (wCgji)

I'm sorry, but we've collectively decided to use that machine to watch videos of people fucking and look at pictures of cats.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 02:48 PM (gAFsE)

122 114 Posted by: Gref at February 21, 2021 02:45 PM (AMIL/)

People emo out about the Titanic because it represented the probably apogee of successful, confident Anglo-Saxon culture.

2 years later western civ decided to blow its brains out, at the end of that little dance, hamstrung the British empire was absolutely doomed to implode.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 02:48 PM (Lzpvj)

123 All I can think of at this instant.
Posted by: Gref at February 21, 2021 02:45 PM


Provided a foundation for a chick-flick.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 21, 2021 02:48 PM (JOnKI)

124 At the first sign of a sniffle, my mother would dip us into a vat of Vicks and hang a cloth diaper around our necks.

Posted by: Tonypete

This! And if we got a nasty cough that kept everyone awake at night (that 1960s trailer was small), we got the spoonful of sugar soaked with whiskey.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 02:46 PM (Vxu+H)

Id get whiskey with warmed honey mixed in.

Posted by: LASue at February 21, 2021 02:48 PM (Ed8Zd)

125 My understanding about lung cancer is that if it's detected early it's pretty treatable. Problem is there's no real test for early detection. And no real research money goes to lung cancer, IIRC.

Last I read was have your chest scanned every 10 yrs.
I had an MRI last year for that very reason. Anthem wouldn't cover it though.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 21, 2021 02:49 PM (ju2Fy)

126 24 I'll admit I dont understand the mystique of the Titanic. So it sunk. Just like thousands of other ships over the centuries.

Get over it, already.
Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 21, 2021 02:15 PM (uxUoN

I think the fact that it was billed as an unsinkable ship and it sunk on its maiden voyage lends itself as a prime example of the dangers of running smack and not backing it up.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 02:49 PM (49Dnm)

127 "Tobacco killed Rush, but not the 32 year old young woman who died from lung cancer last year."

There is a "Non-Smokers" lung cancer type. Split pretty evenly among non and smokers as I recall. I had it. Smoked for 40 years.




Posted by: Javems at February 21, 2021 02:41 PM (8SSHh)

i know dick about science and I have never claimed otherwise. I stick in my own lane and that has worked well so far. But what I recall when studying the issue a tiny bit, no one has been able to prove smoking x has caused y outcome. What I am saying is they know cig smoking causes lung cancer, but they can't normally prove a certain lung cancer was caused by smoking. As I recall, when smoking was huge in the 50s and 60s, they tried to figure out why there was an explosion of lung cancer. They knew it caused it, but it is hard to prove that on a case by case basis. I could be way off here, and maybe i am not making the point clearly. I do recall Peter Jennings passed from lung cancer decades after he quit.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:50 PM (Veofh)

128 124 At the first sign of a sniffle, my mother would dip us into a vat of Vicks and hang a cloth diaper around our necks.

Posted by: Tonypete

This! And if we got a nasty cough that kept everyone awake at night (that 1960s trailer was small), we got the spoonful of sugar soaked with whiskey.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench)

Id get whiskey with warmed honey mixed in.
Posted by: LASue

Sis? Is that you?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 02:50 PM (Rvt88)

129 126 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 02:49 PM (49Dnm)

If only we held our political class to the same standards of engineering.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 02:50 PM (Lzpvj)

130 Hey, I liked Starland Vocal Band. I saw them open once for John Denver. Who I also liked.

Posted by: MW at February 21, 2021 02:51 PM (gWtVa)

131 Rachel Carson killed many more Africans than Bill Gates.

Posted by: torabora at February 21, 2021 02:51 PM (Y274z)

132 Id get whiskey with warmed honey mixed in.
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Me too but in a little tea. Knock them kids out!

Posted by: dartist at February 21, 2021 02:52 PM (+ya+t)

133 Posted by: Gref at February 21, 2021 02:45 PM (AMIL/)

Also the story of the drawn out nature of it lends it to folklore and storytelling. When it ends too quickly (Lusitania) there's no drama to be built up--Sailing along, BOOM BOOM whoops, we're listing over down she goes and a bunch of people are dead. The end. Buy war bonds.

Same reason, IMO, that Apollo 13 got a movie but Columbia and Challenger probably will not.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 02:52 PM (gAFsE)

134 My grandparents wouldn't allow cards in the house, but they had a mason jar of moonshine to mix with honey when the kids were coughing.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:52 PM (wCgji)

135 Looking in my humidor I've got some NUB's, a couple Alec Bradley Prensado's, some Montecristo's, Oliva Serrie V Melanio's, A. Fuente 858's, maybe a left over Brickhouse or two and I think there's tasty Padron in the bottom. There's also some "Factory Smokes" from Drew Estate for shits and grins.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 21, 2021 02:52 PM (3H9h1)

136 It was the 70s so there was no pretense needed about "Afternoon Delight"

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 21, 2021 02:40 PM (EZebt)

Some people hate it, but it's on one of my playlists and I get a chuckle out of it when I listen.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 21, 2021 02:52 PM (Q9lwr)

137 131 Posted by: torabora at February 21, 2021 02:51 PM (Y274z)

She was the canary in the coal mine for "being wrong for the right reasons" being "good enough."

The globalist socialist barbarians are prideful in their ignorant stupidity, people like my sister in law think the destruction their policies bring are "accidental" never quite grasping that they are in fact "by design."

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 02:52 PM (Lzpvj)

138 I'll admit I dont understand the mystique of the Titanic. So it sunk. Just like thousands of other ships over the centuries.

Yeah I can't get that either. Its like how certain events and celebrities become something huge and others don't. Killing a couple kids after weeks of rioting and shooting at national guard: HUGE. Hunting down and killing Proud Boys deliberately to murder them: Nothing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 02:53 PM (KZzsI)

139 133 Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 02:52 PM (gAFsE)

Rose was the villain of "Titanic."

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 02:53 PM (Lzpvj)

140 My Mom died of Cirrosis and it can be a factor of
other caused like, She got Hepatitis probably from being a nurse and she
really like to drink. Also Tylenol. taking it and then drinking kills
your liver.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 02:41 PM (dKiJG)

sorry for your loss Patrick. I lost my mom and dad a few years back in short order. Really not much more I can say but I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:53 PM (Veofh)

141 138 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 02:53 PM (KZzsI)

In glorious USSA the future is set, it is the present and past that needs controlled and changed.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 02:54 PM (Lzpvj)

142 Id get whiskey with warmed honey mixed in.
Posted by: LASue
-------------

I was about 8yo when twin brother got poison ivy real bad, so bad Mom gave him that to help him sleep. It was that or the gas stove I guess.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 21, 2021 02:55 PM (ju2Fy)

143 Whiskey-soaked sugar for a cough? I bet you had a lot of "colds" as a kid. Mom told me that when I was little, I would fake having a cough to get some of that codeine syrup. I won't take it now, because it makes me have weird dreams.

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at February 21, 2021 02:55 PM (8IYtY)

144 Also Tylenol. taking it and then drinking kills
your liver.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 02:41 PM (dKiJG)

When I did my ER rotations back in medic school, they had a woman in there, maybe 30 years old, max. She'd done one of those cry for help suicide attempts (bottle of pills and call Mom). Trouble was, she'd used Tylenol and the acetaminophen had torched her liver. Nothing to be done except wait.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 02:56 PM (gAFsE)

145 What the hell is wrong with a cheap date going down?

Asking for a cheap date.

Posted by: torabora at February 21, 2021 02:56 PM (Y274z)

146 We are all made of stardust.

Posted by: Duncanthrax



I read that in Carl Sagan's doped out voice.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 02:57 PM (i4vaF)

147 Same reason, IMO, that Apollo 13 got a movie but Columbia and Challenger probably will not.
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 02:52 PM (gAFsE)

The three astronauts on Apollo 13 lived to tell the tale. None of the astronauts from the Challenger or Columbia can be reached for comment. (Eerie coincidence: the Columbia disintegrated about 200,000 feet or so above I-27 around Abernathy, TX. Rick Husband was from Amarillo and Wille McCool was from Lubbock. AMA is named for Rick Husband and IIRC there is a middle school named for Willie McCool in Lubbock.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 02:57 PM (49Dnm)

148 I saw them open once for John Denver. Who I also liked.

Denver was a fool but an incredibly talented poet and musician. Great at his job, but basically dimwitted elsewhere. He and Jimmy Carter reminded me of each other: just dumb and ignorant about life. Maybe Jimmy was good at something other than being president.

He didn't deserve the Country Music Artist of the year, nothing Denver wrote was country. But a great act.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 02:57 PM (KZzsI)

149 The Titanic was built in Ireland.
When the Irish supervisor heard about the sinking, he said "Well, she was just fine when she left here...".

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 02:57 PM (w7KSn)

150 I read that in Carl Sagan's doped out voice.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 02:57 PM (i4vaF)

Then you woulda said "starstuff", not "stardust".

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 02:58 PM (49Dnm)

151 Rose was the villain of "Titanic."

Posted by: sven




"I'll never let you go, Leo!" - Rose.

*lets him go*

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 02:58 PM (i4vaF)

152 Smoking kills you. Yeah, sometimes you don't get killed by it but good lord, you can eat nothing but cream puffs and drink Jolt your entire life and some people will live a long time despite that. The fact that some avoid the almost certain horrendous fate does not somehow mean its not really awful for you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 02:58 PM (KZzsI)

153 Martini Farmer - my local cigar shop introduced me to the 858s recently. Good stuff. They produce a rich smoke all the way through, and they don't burn too hot or too quickly.

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at February 21, 2021 02:59 PM (8IYtY)

154 We are all made of stardust.

Posted by: Duncanthrax

I read that in Carl Sagan's doped out voice.
Posted by: Sharkman

Duncanthrax's comment instantly brought to my pea brain Ziggy Stardust singing "There's a starman waiting in the sky, He'd like to come and meet us, But he thinks he'd blow our minds. . . "

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 03:00 PM (Rvt88)

155 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 02:57 PM (49Dnm)

Point taken, but it's very possible to tell an Everyone Dies story effectively, even in film (Perfect Storm springs to mind). But again-- that had the longer build up for character interaction and heightening tension.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:00 PM (gAFsE)

156 Speaking of leftist celebrity fuckheads: Henry Rollins

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination



Although he is good in Delicate Tendrils, a classic Les Claypool-penned song:

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:00 PM (i4vaF)

157 151 Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 02:58 PM (i4vaF)

It is one of those mixed bag things to rant about, on the one hand she was a selfish self-centered bint, on the other I happily watched Leonardo DiCapridiot die.

The thing is there was no reason for her not to share buoyancy with him they both would have lived.

In its own way it is in fact a metaphor for modern white woman femynysm....they want all the fruits of chivalry with none of the sacrifices on their part.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:00 PM (Lzpvj)

158 Lowell George loved Greek bread so much he'd talk about it on stage, but the audience had no interest in listening to the pita patter of Little Feat

Posted by: Bad Puns 101 at February 21, 2021 03:01 PM (ts6Zs)

159 Damnit. Posted without the link:

https://youtu.be/VScgeoVmdwU

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:01 PM (i4vaF)

160 "I'll never let you go, Leo!" - Rose.

*lets him go*
Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 02:58 PM (i4vaF)

In her defense, he was dead.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:01 PM (gAFsE)

161 Point taken, but it's very possible to tell an Everyone Dies story effectively, even in film (Perfect Storm springs to mind). But again-- that had the longer build up for character interaction and heightening tension.
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:00 PM (gAFsE)

Argh! The Perfect Storm. Featuring that non-actor, George Clooney.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:01 PM (49Dnm)

162 152 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 02:58 PM (KZzsI)

Spoiler alert Mr Taylor....

We all die, I have seen my 3 1/2 day old sister die.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:02 PM (Lzpvj)

163 "Whiskey-soaked sugar for a cough? I bet you had a lot of "colds" as a kid."

Nope we hardly ever got sick. But if one did, we all three got it. We lived in a 10x55 trailer. Two bedrooms, mom and dad got the larger bedroom at one end, three kids in the smaller room at the other end. A bunk bed plus a crib and a very narrow path between. Chicken pox was the worst, it was right around Christmas! That sucked.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 03:02 PM (Vxu+H)

164 I don't know what it was about Sagan but I wanted to punch him every time I saw him. I liked Cosmos okay but something about the guy really rubbed me the wrong way. Being the first celebrity half-a-scientist probably was part of it.

These obnoxious idiots who turn being a halfass semi-scientist into a career in show business while being treated as the Voice of Truth and Science just make Mr Hand turn into Mr Fist.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 03:02 PM (KZzsI)

165 We all die, I have seen my 3 1/2 day old sister die.

Holy crap, really? I totally did not know this. I'm glad you are here to share your vast wisdom with someone as stupid and ignorant as I, who was convinced until this very moment that everyone was immortal!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 03:03 PM (KZzsI)

166 Stepfather was a doctor in the 1940's through the 1980's. He had a prescription for a cold. "Take a double shot scotch and go to bed."

Posted by: creeper at February 21, 2021 03:03 PM (XxJt1)

167 The Sultana sinking in the Mississippi in 1865 remains the worst US ship accident as far as death toll. About 1800 out of 2400 passengers died when three out of four boilers exploded on the steamboat.

Museum with artifacts in the Memphis TN area.

Posted by: whig at February 21, 2021 03:03 PM (pO7gM)

168 Yeah, I don't care much for most modern country (although you'll pry my outlaw country out of my cold dead hands)
same.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 03:04 PM (Veofh)

169 165 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 03:03 PM (KZzsI)

Evidently had she not smoked, taken tylenol, drank, or drank jolt cola she would have been just fine with a 3 1/2 chamber heart.

There has been a lot of freedom lost to well-intentioned health nut extremism.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:04 PM (Lzpvj)

170 Michael Malice comes off as an ass who decided to redefine the entire English language like a Leftist to brickbat any and all who bother to listen.

How is it that NeverTrumpers turn out to be the most obvious narcissists around?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2021 03:04 PM (QjGTg)

171 I'm not going to tell anyone how to live or not live, but I think there are some common sense signals everyone can pretty much figure out. Those 3am nights in college where you wake up the next day with your head spinning and coughing like crazy because your drunk-ass self smoked an entire pack for the five hours you were at the pool hall?

Yeah, that's probably a sign to not do that.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 03:04 PM (wCgji)

172 We all die, I have seen my 3 1/2 day old sister die.
Posted by: sven

Ouch Sven. Bro hugs.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 03:04 PM (Rvt88)

173
There's another one called "Humble and Kind" but I don't know who sings it.
Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 02:33 PM (wCgji)

Easily on my short list for songs designed by the Department of Redundancy Department.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:06 PM (49Dnm)

174 Country music-- Steve Goodman. Oldie but a goodie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QUSQJQml40

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:06 PM (gAFsE)

175 I think the Titanic is a big deal because it sank on the same day Fenway Park opened in Boston.

The stupid boat story stole the thunder from the obviously more important subject of the Red Sox opening the best ball field in human history.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:06 PM (i4vaF)

176 tacticalshit.com has 300 Blackout in stock, Nosler 220 grain HPBT 500 round boxes. i didn't click to see the price.

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 21, 2021 03:07 PM (cLNC/)

177 172 Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 03:04 PM (Rvt8

It was hard, 12 was a bad year.

I got hit by a car had to learn to walk again from an all but broken hip, ran away from home and worked as a cleaner on a construction site to get away from my bi-polar alcoholic mother, when things finally calmed down I went to visit my dad to be around my latest half-sister was going to be born and she had a malformed heart where we knew she was going to die in the week before xmas.

I spent a long time wondering if the world would have been a better place if I had gotten killed when I was hit and she had lived, until finally by about 14 I figured out real life does not work like a 70s movie.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:08 PM (Lzpvj)

178 Boston has a baseball team?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2021 03:09 PM (kTF2Z)

179 The Sultana sinking in the Mississippi in 1865 remains the worst US ship accident as far as death toll. About 1800 out of 2400 passengers died when three out of four boilers exploded on the steamboat.


The Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed and sank in Janaury 1945, taking nearly 10,000 men, women and children down into the icy Baltic. Worst maritime disaster in history in terms of loss of life.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 21, 2021 03:09 PM (guGkK)

180 Sagan was just another arrogant theory spinner who thought he was so smart that he could eliminate God from the discussion.

Like just about every single "modern" "scientist" out there today.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:10 PM (i4vaF)

181 Easily on my short list for songs designed by the Department of Redundancy Department.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:06
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That's a fair assessment.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 21, 2021 03:10 PM (ju2Fy)

182 171 Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 03:04 PM (wCgji)

I started drinking at 12, I also had bleeding ulcers and smoke dutch treat little cigars.

I am probably healthier at 48 than I was at 18....

I was a far better athlete at 18 than at 48.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:10 PM (Lzpvj)

183 SEGAN said that if Iraq blew up all the oil wells in Kuwait that we would have a Nuclear winter and it would take 50 years to seal all the wells.

I think it took 1 year to seal all the wells

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:10 PM (dKiJG)

184 164 I don't know what it was about Sagan but I wanted to punch him every time I saw him. I liked Cosmos okay but something about the guy really rubbed me the wrong way. Being the first celebrity half-a-scientist probably was part of it.

These obnoxious idiots who turn being a halfass semi-scientist into a career in show business while being treated as the Voice of Truth and Science just make Mr Hand turn into Mr Fist.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 03:02 PM (KZzsI)

I saw Cosmos at exactly the right moment and it made a very favorable impression on me. So much so that I bought a used copy when I was in HS.

But yeah, the problem with the Left is that they venerate such people to Godlike status and I would be willing to bet that is the source of the annoyance. I appreciate Dr. Sagan's books and the Cosmos series but I vehemently disagreed with him on many different subjects. Just because he did a good job with the Cosmos series did not mean he then walked on water.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:11 PM (49Dnm)

185 I smoked Swisher Sweets. In junior high.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 21, 2021 03:11 PM (VVEnO)

186 SEGAN said that if Iraq blew up all the oil wells in Kuwait that we would have a Nuclear winter and it would take 50 years to seal all the wells.

I think it took 1 year to seal all the wells
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:10 PM (dKiJG)

I'm so old, I remember when Deepwater Horizon was going to destroy the ecosystem and all sea life in the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:12 PM (gAFsE)

187 183 SEGAN said that if Iraq blew up all the oil wells in Kuwait that we would have a Nuclear winter and it would take 50 years to seal all the wells.

I think it took 1 year to seal all the wells
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:10 PM (dKiJG)

Saddam Hussein agreed and neither he nor Dr. Sagan counted on Red Adair.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:12 PM (49Dnm)

188 sorry for your loss Patrick. I lost my mom and dad a few years back in short order. Really not much more I can say but I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 02:53 PM (Veofh)

God forgive me, but my live was better when she passed. We could go on Vacations, with out her Drinking and wanting to Fight with My Dad and beat us.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:12 PM (dKiJG)

189 We are all made of stardust.

Posted by: Duncanthrax

We are golden.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 21, 2021 03:13 PM (VVEnO)

190 In her defense, he was dead.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination



"Never say 'never', else you wind up the villain in a movie that made 2.159 trillion dollars at the box office."

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:13 PM (i4vaF)

191 167 The Sultana sinking in the Mississippi in 1865 remains the worst US ship accident as far as death toll. About 1800 out of 2400 passengers died when three out of four boilers exploded on the steamboat.

Museum with artifacts in the Memphis TN area.
Posted by: whig at February 21, 2021 03:03 PM (pO7gM)
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See, this kind of thing is why I like this here smaht military blog. I didn't know about this .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultana_(steamboat)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 21, 2021 03:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

192 For anyone who likes old blues and Americana, there's an album out there called "People Take Warning" that's all about shipwrecks, floods, etc.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 03:14 PM (wCgji)

193 179 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 21, 2021 03:09 PM (guGkK)

Neither of them can be wrapped in a romantic bromide as easily as "the 5 star hotel on the ocean."

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:14 PM (Lzpvj)

194 Had to ddg Red Adair.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 21, 2021 03:14 PM (ju2Fy)

195 I think it took 1 year to seal all the wells
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio


But, but, ...LOOK AT THE WEATHER SEE HOW HE WAS RIGHT!!!

- some leftist nitwit

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 03:15 PM (Vxu+H)

196 SEGAN said that if Iraq blew up all the oil wells in Kuwait that we would have a Nuclear winter and it would take 50 years to seal all the wells.

I think it took 1 year to seal all the wells
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio


Sagan was the epitome of intelligent-yet-idiot.* If every middle school required kids to read The Demon Haunted World, we wouldn't be in half the shit we are today in terms of reason over emotion.

* yes, I know who came up with that phrase. fuck him just as well.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2021 03:15 PM (QjGTg)

197
Saddam Hussein agreed and neither he nor Dr. Sagan counted on Red Adair.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:12 PM (49Dnm)

I think the Kuwait Kingdom gave some HUGE bonus finishing way way ahead of time. Their is a good Documentary on it and how they did it. they were doing several wells a day.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:15 PM (dKiJG)

198 There has been a lot of freedom lost to well-intentioned health nut extremism.

Well you go ahead and point to a single person in this thread that has said "therefore we should make it illegal" or "the goverment should ..."

No? Nobody said that? Funny, you seem to think so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

199 Damnit, now I want a cigar, a shot of whiskey, and some sugar.

At least I don't have a craving for Vapo-Rub...

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at February 21, 2021 03:15 PM (8IYtY)

200 Sagan and Hawking are in a Scientist Wing of Heaven, where they are eternally happy but have to sit and listen to 5 year old kids teach them about physics that is actually not just a bunch of fact-free theories with no way to test them.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:16 PM (i4vaF)

201 Carl Sagan's Cosmos: the Meat Planet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7K9SycELA

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 21, 2021 03:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

202 I think the Kuwait Kingdom gave some HUGE bonus finishing way way ahead of time. Their is a good Documentary on it and how they did it. they were doing several wells a day.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:15 PM (dKiJG)

Mr. Adair and his crews had major balls to go out there and put out those fires as they did. Mad respect to them.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:17 PM (49Dnm)

203 Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed
ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years
ago.

I, for one, welcome our new, genetically-engineered animal overlords.

Posted by: 4 at February 21, 2021 03:17 PM (KnJdm)

204 Transformers Pitch Meeting:

https://youtu.be/SKCZttlAj1E

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:17 PM (i4vaF)

205 Had to ddg Red Adair.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay a

Watch John Wayne in Hellfighters. Its about oil well fire fighters. Very cool movie.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 03:18 PM (Vxu+H)

206 198 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 21, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

Must have missed where I said, "Taylor you f*cking idiot why are YOU destroying liberty in the name of safety."

Can you show me where I made any such implication, I must admit my memory may well be slipping but I can still hold on to the last 45 minutes and it escapes me why your a** is chapped old boy.

People die, life is risk, and that is not aimed in particular at you beyond....

"derp don't smoke, eat puff puffs, and drink jolt" being the tiniest of tiny baby steps towards "DERP we must all eat Frankenmeat."

Don't take Bill Gates' lumps unless you feel you have earned them.

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:18 PM (Lzpvj)

207 Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed
ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years
ago.

I, for one, welcome our new, genetically-engineered animal overlords.
Posted by: 4 at February 21, 2021 03:17 PM (KnJdm)

"Can we make them glow in the dark and carry this mutated strain of botulism that we engineered for reasons that make no sense to anyone except us?"

--Other Scientists, probably

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:19 PM (gAFsE)

208 Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm starting to get the feeling that the "experts" aren't.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2021 03:20 PM (kTF2Z)

209 DVDFAB makes a really good DRM ripper (that's what I heard), if you wanted to make your own Sever, I have Synology and using EMBY (Emby is open Source) or plex so you can get movies that will be canceled

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:20 PM (dKiJG)

210 I saw the Starland Vocal Band sing the National Anthem at Old Dominion Speedway in 2000. Really. They did a nice job.

I've been in a Little Feat music binge lately.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 21, 2021 03:21 PM (iJIZL)

211 I want a WOLLY MAMMOUTH

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:21 PM (dKiJG)

212 207 Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:19 PM (gAFsE)

Serial you guys!

Imagining that China could have purposefully hollowed out corona virus to be a fig leaf for turning America into a single party state is crazy!

//People who make glow in the dark rabbits

https://tinyurl.com/yavuctgc

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:22 PM (Lzpvj)

213 I suggest Christopher and sven enjoy a watermelon-tutti fruity flavored cigarillo and ease up.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 03:23 PM (qH6FZ)

214 203 Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed
ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years
ago.

I, for one, welcome our new, genetically-engineered animal overlords.
Posted by: 4 at February 21, 2021 03:17 PM (KnJdm)
---------------
Ferrets today, dinosaurs tomorrow!

Posted by: zmdavid at February 21, 2021 03:24 PM (xqRaG)

215 I want a WOLLY MAMMOUTH
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

Saber tooth tiger for the win. Keep the neighbor kids off my lawn.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 21, 2021 03:24 PM (VVEnO)

216 Well having succeeded in remember why I lurk more than post these last 3 years I am off.

For the horde's enjoyment I offer 1984 Week 2 - ABC MNF - Redskins @ 49ers

https://youtu.be/iBS_UrSLqQc

Fair winds,
Sven

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:24 PM (Lzpvj)

217 Didn't Glow in the Dark Rabbits open for Yngwie Malmsteen?

Ingwie J. Malmsteen -- not some other Ingwie Malmsteen.

Posted by: callsign claymore at February 21, 2021 03:25 PM (B5IGS)

218 We are all made of stardust.

Posted by: Duncanthrax

We are golden.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 21, 2021 03:13 PM (VVEnO)



And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. .

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 03:25 PM (yQpMk)

219 China engineered that corona virus to decrease their own surplus population of elderly people. Those folks cost a lot of government money for no return on the investment. Probably didn't intend for it to get out of the country. Why would they want other governments to know they were removing old people?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 03:25 PM (Vxu+H)

220 I suggest Christopher and sven enjoy a watermelon-tutti fruity flavored cigarillo and ease up.
=====
Maybe they're just hungry.

Posted by: dartist at February 21, 2021 03:26 PM (+ya+t)

221 Netflix has a good multi-part documentary series on the Challenger disaster.
Much hubris there too, just like the Titanic.
Hubris precedes Nemesis.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 03:26 PM (w7KSn)

222 Emmylou Harris was really pretty. Like a much prettier Ann Hathaway.

Emmylou Harris is so stunning, it takes away from how good a country/roots musician she is. And I LOVE the grey hair. Hubba.

Posted by: Hoosier Daddy at February 21, 2021 03:27 PM (h2068)

223 You know that feeling when you're leaning back in your chair and almost fall backwards but catch yourself? That's how I felt a few minutes ago. I was coming home from playing tennis and knowingly speeding on the road to my house listening to the 70's channel when a familiar TV show theme song started to play. I forgot in the middle of the SWAT theme song that police sirens go off .

Posted by: C 137 at February 21, 2021 03:27 PM (wc6R6)

224 China engineered that corona virus to decrease their own surplus population of elderly people.

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Ah. The Cuomo gambit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 21, 2021 03:27 PM (VVEnO)

225 "Maybe they're just hungry."

Time for a Snickers.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 03:27 PM (qH6FZ)

226 *Passes out Snickers Bars*

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2021 03:27 PM (kTF2Z)

227 And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. .

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 03:25 PM (yQpMk)

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that was yesterday

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 21, 2021 03:27 PM (cLNC/)

228 Lord I hated the Starland Vocal Band. Can you believe they beat Boston for the Grammy for best new group?

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at February 21, 2021 03:28 PM (mcfjc)

229 Netflix has a good multi-part documentary series on the Challenger disaster.

Much hubris there too, just like the Titanic.

Hubris precedes Nemesis.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 03:26 PM (w7KSn)

don't doubt it is good. But I will never use nutflix again. I have seen a lot of stuff on Challenger on YT. I also recall the day like it was yesterday. And we had Reagan's words that said it all.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 03:29 PM (Veofh)

230 Whoa, these are good fucking snickers bars. Thanks Duke.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 03:29 PM (yQpMk)

231 218 We are all made of stardust.
Posted by: Duncanthrax
We are golden.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 21, 2021 03:13 PM (VVEnO)


And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. .
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 03:25 PM (yQpMk)

Just log on to prove this all bullshit

and I've played air hockey with Stills in the basement of Texas Reds in Red River, New Mexico

Posted by: Pravda at February 21, 2021 03:30 PM (6iURM)

232 The fucking Starland Vocal Band. They actually won the Best New Group Grammy award, beating out Boston.

Posted by: Hoosier Daddy at February 21, 2021 03:30 PM (h2068)

233 What a waste of Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris. Whoever was mixing the sound was an idiot. Nevertheless, was still dancing while listening.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 21, 2021 03:30 PM (sd8p8)

234 Lord I hated the Starland Vocal Band. Can you believe they beat Boston for the Grammy for best new group?
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at February 21, 2021 03:28 PM (mcfjc)

Yes.

Posted by: Brad Delp's Hidden Bedroom Camera at February 21, 2021 03:30 PM (R/m4+)

235 219 China engineered that corona virus to decrease their own surplus population of elderly people. Those folks cost a lot of government money for no return on the investment. Probably didn't intend for it to get out of the country. Why would they want other governments to know they were removing old people?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 03:25 PM (Vxu+H)


I've wonder about this since last April. It looked like a virus engineered to target the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 21, 2021 03:30 PM (TdMsT)

236 Emmylou Harris is so stunning, it takes away from how good a country/roots musician she is. And I LOVE the grey hair. Hubba.


Posted by: Hoosier Daddy at February 21, 2021 03:27 PM (h206

she was incredible. Emmylou singing Pancho and Lefty was about as good as it gets. But some others were pretty damn good, like Townes Van Zandt and even Willie and Merle. The first two choices are better.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 03:31 PM (Veofh)

237 "It looked like a virus engineered to target the elderly and those with chronic diseases. "

That is because it is a virus engineered to target the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 03:31 PM (w7KSn)

238
don't doubt it is good. But I will never use nutflix again. I have seen a lot of stuff on Challenger on YT. I also recall the day like it was yesterday. And we had Reagan's words that said it all.
Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 03:29 PM (Veofh)

Unlike most kids in America, I finished dinner when it happened. When we went to school the next day it was all we could talk about before class started until the teacher angrily demanded we shut up about it.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:33 PM (49Dnm)

239 For the horde's enjoyment I offer 1984 Week 2 - ABC MNF - Redskins @ 49ers

https://youtu.be/iBS_UrSLqQc

Fair winds,
Sven

Posted by: sven at February 21, 2021 03:24 PM (Lzpvj)


Based on the voices, I think the announcers are Frank Gifford, "Dandy" Don Meredith, and...O.J. Simpson!

Posted by: Gref at February 21, 2021 03:33 PM (AMIL/)

240 The NFL wants to double its price to networks and ESPN for their next contract. I don't think they get how this works. Death spirals are odd things.

Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster at February 21, 2021 03:33 PM (QZ/dC)

241
Hubris precedes Nemesis.
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus


There was a Star Trek: Hubris?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 21, 2021 03:34 PM (63Dwl)

242 I find it hard to believe that after a year we still don't know what factors promote fatalities from the Kung Flu. We have an enormous dataset to work with. At one point, there there was a study that suggested a correlation between deaths and high cholesterol. That dropped off the newsfeeds. It's like no one sciences anymore.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 03:34 PM (yQpMk)

243 Biden Defends Hitler's Concentration Camps: 'Nazi Germany Just Had Different Norms'

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From the Bee but has the ring if truth.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 21, 2021 03:34 PM (VVEnO)

244 My understanding is that the flavor cigars or cigarillos(?) are mostly used these days to smoke dope where it's not legal by hollowing them out a bit.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 21, 2021 03:36 PM (EERbD)

245 I'm not a trekkie.
Yeah, Netflix, I would have cut it off too, but the missus insists we keep it. Not worth going to the mat over it.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 21, 2021 03:36 PM (w7KSn)

246 Michael Malice was the wag who asked: "I wonder what Rush and George Floyd are talking about now" as his first reaction to Limbaugh's death.

My response to him:

Limbaugh: "Tobacco always kills you. Sometimes it just takes 40 years."

Floyd: "Yo, Bro! If ya wanna kill yase'f quick, just stuff Fentanyl up ya own asshoe!!!"

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:37 PM (i4vaF)

247 The NFL wants to double its price to networks and ESPN for their next contract. I don't think they get how this works. Death spirals are odd things.
Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster

Haha haha hahaha hahaha!
Oh man, those crazy clowns at the NFL... Whew they are some kind of wild jokers aren't they? Good one, NFL, good one!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 03:37 PM (Vxu+H)

248 228 Lord I hated the Starland Vocal Band. Can you believe they beat Boston for the Grammy for best new group?
Posted by: Scuba_Dude
--------------------------------
Yes. Boston were a great rock band, better than SVB by a huge margin, but Tom Scholtz pissed lots of the music industry off.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 21, 2021 03:38 PM (iJIZL)

249 SVB had some killer tight harmony going on, though.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 03:40 PM (Vxu+H)

250 The NFL wants to double its price to networks and ESPN for their next contract. I don't think they get how this works. Death spirals are odd things.
Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster


A bold move, Cotton. Let's see how that works out for them.

Of course, ESPN might just be dumb enough to pay them.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:40 PM (gAFsE)

251 I love me some Little Feat!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 21, 2021 03:41 PM (U2p+3)

252 249 SVB had some killer tight harmony going on, though.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 21, 2021 03:40 PM (Vxu+H)


But was it real or Memorex?

Posted by: Phil Spector at February 21, 2021 03:41 PM (AMIL/)

253 Anybody remember The Atlanta Rhythm Section?


Good stuff there.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 21, 2021 03:42 PM (U2p+3)

254 Deaths from malaria are at least 400,000 a year, but there are some estimates of 3000 kids per day, meaning a million a year. DDT would make a huge reduction in those numbers. Follow the science, my *ss.

Posted by: JM in Florida at February 21, 2021 03:43 PM (HCeRP)

255 One drunken weekend in the barracks we played..Make it or break it... Boston was unanimously picked first to get frisbeed out the window, Kansas was second. Good times good times

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 21, 2021 03:44 PM (9d4A3)

256 "The NFL wants to double its price to networks and ESPN for their next
contract. I don't think they get how this works. Death spirals are odd
things."

Will see how stupid Goodell is when the networks give them most of what they ask for even when they can't charge near enough for the advertising to pay for the current contracts. It's like a perfect collision of stupidity.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 03:44 PM (qH6FZ)

257 Good stuff there.

Posted by: nurse ratched




I played their Quinella album until it fell apart on my turn table in '81, my freshman year of college. Loved that record.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2021 03:44 PM (i4vaF)

258 Anybody remember The Atlanta Rhythm Section?
Good stuff there.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 21, 2021 03:42 PM (U2p+3)

Yup...went to see them in the late 80's in West Palm Beach. After the small theater filled up we waited. And waited. Then one of the band members came out and said the show had been cancelled as the lead singer was dead drunk.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 21, 2021 03:45 PM (R/m4+)

259 Deaths from malaria are at least 400,000 a year, but there are some estimates of 3000 kids per day, meaning a million a year. DDT would make a huge reduction in those numbers. Follow the science, my *ss.
Posted by: JM in Florida at February 21, 2021 03:43 PM (HCeRP)

Yes, but those kids are brown and smell weird and aren't useful for sex trafficking, so who cares.

--Your Betters

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at February 21, 2021 03:45 PM (gAFsE)

260 I feel claustrophobic with a facemask so nope to deep sea diving

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 21, 2021 03:45 PM (lgiXo)

261 If you want young Emmylou, she's in this documentary about Gram Parsons.

https://youtu.be/TmRZV8kSO5w

It's good and Gram was really talented. But it turns out that you don't have as much ambition when you have a trust fund.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 21, 2021 03:45 PM (YynYJ)

262 I wouldn't be surprised to see NFL teams asking cities, states or the feds to bail them out in a few years.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 03:46 PM (qH6FZ)

263 I have a big crush on Emmylou. In fact, she's on my laminated list.

Sadly, I don't think I'm on hers.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 21, 2021 03:47 PM (zPct3)

264 I find it hard to believe that after a year we still don't know what factors promote fatalities from the Kung Flu. We have an enormous dataset to work with.

**

Yeah, I've been wondering about that for a while. The part that is so fascinating to me is we've certainly drawn and tested enough blood to fill multiple Olympic-sized swimming pools, and yet we don't have any guidance from the feds regarding blood types that are more prone, supplements that can help, etc.

WEAR A MASK!!! signs are everywhere, but "Hey, take Vitamin D" commercials are nowhere to be found.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 03:49 PM (wCgji)

265 Wow. I silenced this comment section like a loud fart at a funeral.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 21, 2021 03:49 PM (zPct3)

266 265 Wow. I silenced this comment section like a loud fart at a funeral.
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 21, 2021 03:49 PM (zPct3)

If you have to fart, fart! You will feel much better for it.

Posted by: Mao at February 21, 2021 03:50 PM (49Dnm)

267 Where is the first world problem thread because I have some legit ones....

Posted by: lin-duh at February 21, 2021 03:50 PM (UUBmN)

268 OceanGate looks like a vagina owner's personal massager.

Posted by: 4 at February 21, 2021 03:50 PM (KnJdm)

269 Where is the first world problem thread because I have some legit ones....
Posted by: lin-duh

***

haha, did you notice what you did there?

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 03:51 PM (wCgji)

270 256 "The NFL wants to double its price to networks and ESPN for their next
contract. I don't think they get how this works. Death spirals are odd
things."

Will see how stupid Goodell is when the networks give them most of what they ask for even when they can't charge near enough for the advertising to pay for the current contracts. It's like a perfect collision of stupidity.
Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2021 03:44 PM (qH6FZ)

When no one sees the writing on the wall...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:51 PM (49Dnm)

271 Lol!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 21, 2021 03:52 PM (UUBmN)

272 there are plenty of Democrat voters who would vote for a new party as long as it jettisoned the Romney, McConnell, Toomey, Paul Ryan nonsense of austerity for Americans, generosity for the world. Most people do not like holier than thou hectoring, whether it is coming from crazy SJW lefties or Rick Santorum. A new party that allowed people to oppose taxpayer funding of abortions and transgender mutilation, while declaring that they do not want to increase government power enough to ban them would have a chance to attract a broad swathe of common sense people. I simply do not think a majority of citizen voters like paying for free everything for illegals who then work for substandard cash wages. I do not think many love endless foreign wars.

Posted by: WhyBanned at February 21, 2021 03:52 PM (YkawN)

273 269 Where is the first world problem thread because I have some legit ones....
Posted by: lin-duh

***

haha, did you notice what you did there?
Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks - Call your parents. Raimondo, probably just your mom at February 21, 2021 03:51 PM (wCgji)

It's no longer "First World Problems". It's "Second World Problems" since we ARE in the Second World now.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 21, 2021 03:52 PM (49Dnm)

274 ....and all the boys, there, at the bar began to sing along....

That's when I realized I may have made an unforced error.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 21, 2021 03:54 PM (jvt6t)

275 247 The NFL wants to double its price to networks and ESPN for their next contract.
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That's the socialist model; piss off your clientele then receive govt subsidy.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 03:54 PM (UjxYw)

276 Afternoon Horde. Looks pretty sporty in here today.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 21, 2021 03:54 PM (jvt6t)

277 Phil Spector was convicted because somewhere along the line he pissed off the wrong person.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 03:55 PM (UjxYw)

278 The First World is probably the elites in France and Japan. At least they don't hate themselves. i can never imagine the French or Japanese hating themselves. Sure others have hated them, but hating yourself is another level.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 03:55 PM (Veofh)

279 It's "Second World Problems" since we ARE in the Second World now.


I like your optimism. I think we are bidding fair to be Zimbabwe with nukes.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 21, 2021 03:55 PM (yQpMk)

280 Wow. I silenced this comment section like a loud fart at a funeral.
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix

One sure fire way to break up the silence is to challenge the widow to one up you.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 03:56 PM (Rvt88)

281 One thing I never knew about the Challenger disaster is it looks like the crew cabin broke away and they rode it all the way down. They seem to think a few of them might have been alive until impact or depressurization. I remember waiting to see parachutes open on the way down. Poor kids had to watch their teacher die.

Posted by: dartist at February 21, 2021 03:56 PM (+ya+t)

282

The only thing that smells worse than cigars is pot.

Posted by: Assasorus Rex at February 21, 2021 03:56 PM (iU2xP)

283 Afternoon Horde. Looks pretty sporty in here today.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 21, 2021 03:54 PM (jvt6t)

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WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Ummm, sorry.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2021 03:57 PM (kTF2Z)

284
I wouldn't be surprised to see NFL teams asking cities, states or the feds to bail them out in a few years.
Posted by: lowandslow


Why not, they get stadiums built for them all the time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 21, 2021 03:58 PM (63Dwl)

285 WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Ummm, sorry.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2021 03:57 PM (kTF2Z)

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No, No, No. Sometimes you just need the release and can't get to the right one....

Asshole.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 21, 2021 03:58 PM (jvt6t)

286 lowandslow

Why not, they get stadiums built for them all the time.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 21, 2021 03:58 PM (63Dwl)
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And a guaranteed profit.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 03:59 PM (UjxYw)

287 The only thing that smells worse than cigars is pot.

Posted by: Assasorus Rex at February 21, 2021 03:56 PM (iU2xP)

Pipe > Cigars> cigs> pot. And really it is not even close. The stench of pot will ruin a room, hallway, elevator whatever for hours.

Posted by: Quint at February 21, 2021 03:59 PM (Veofh)

288 *throws chair*

What are we on about?

Posted by: 4 at February 21, 2021 03:59 PM (KnJdm)

289 I wouldn't be surprised to see NFL teams asking cities, states or the feds to bail them out in a few years.
Posted by: lowandslow

Why not, they get stadiums built for them all the time.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 21, 2021 03:58 PM (63Dwl)


Sure.
Start paying the street cleaner wages.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 21, 2021 03:59 PM (axyOa)

290 Or a guaranteed cut of the take which historically was profit.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 04:00 PM (UjxYw)

291 Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix

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EmmyLou has always been hot. I judge her to be: Laminatable

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 21, 2021 04:00 PM (jvt6t)

292 Emmylou is known for having well run bands of great musicians. What I learned from that documentary is that it was because of the mess Gram made of his last tours. She was new to the business. She talks about how they would rehearse but there was no structure, no beginning or end to a song. Their first concert was a disaster. She changed that. (She's towards the end of the video, if you need to fast forward through. )

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 21, 2021 04:01 PM (YynYJ)

293 At my age, afternoon delight is a nap.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 21, 2021 04:01 PM (rdbLX)

294 What are we on about?

Posted by: 4 at February 21, 2021 03:59 PM (KnJdm)

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I'm a late arrival and already have one to the jibs and balls.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 21, 2021 04:01 PM (jvt6t)

295 EmmyLou has always been hot. I judge her to be: Laminatable
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 21, 2021 04:00 PM (jvt6t)

Madonna on the other hand, is lamentable.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 21, 2021 04:01 PM (lgiXo)

296 4ood grubs!

Posted by: 4 at February 21, 2021 04:02 PM (KnJdm)

297 288 *throws chair*

What are we on about?

Posted by: 4 at February 21, 2021 03:59 PM (KnJdm)
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*pushes you into viper pit*

I don't know!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 21, 2021 04:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

298
If you have to fart, fart! You will feel much better for it.
Posted by: Mao


I heard that in Tuco's voice as he farts in the tub.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 21, 2021 04:02 PM (63Dwl)

299 Put those snickers bars down and get upstairs before you ruin your appetites. Time to eat!

Posted by: dartist at February 21, 2021 04:03 PM (+ya+t)

300 Pipe > Cigars> cigs> pot. And really it is not even close. The stench of pot will ruin a room, hallway, elevator whatever for hours.
Posted by: Quint

Kick the bong over with the water getting into the carpet and your only smart choice is to move.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 21, 2021 04:03 PM (Rvt88)

301 YYYYEEEEEAAAARRRGG

Tension breaker. Had to be done.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2021 04:03 PM (kTF2Z)

302 .and all the boys, there at the bar began to sing along - Great
song from a forgotten band that never got the credit it deserved. Long
live Lowell George and his slide- the Fat Man in the Bathtub with the
Blues...

Posted by: Hoosier Daddy at February 21, 2021 04:03 PM (h2068)

303 183 SEGAN said that if Iraq blew up all the oil wells in Kuwait that we would have a Nuclear winter and it would take 50 years to seal all the wells.

I think it took 1 year to seal all the wells
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2021 03:10 PM (dKiJG



History is rife with the failed prognostications of idiots, taken as the final word by the media.

**cough..fauci...cough**

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 21, 2021 04:05 PM (rdbLX)

304 YYYYEEEEEAAAARRRGG



Tension breaker. Had to be done.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2021 04:03 PM (kTF2Z)

agreed.

Posted by: H. Dean at February 21, 2021 04:06 PM (Veofh)

305 Someone backed into my car so I'm grumpy but I'm not going to get involved in the brouhaha. Nope.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 21, 2021 04:07 PM (lgiXo)

306 Posted by: Hoosier Daddy at February 21, 2021 04:03 PM (h206

You are correct!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 21, 2021 04:07 PM (jvt6t)

307 and all the boys, there at the bar began to sing along - Great

song from a forgotten band that never got the credit it deserved. Long

live Lowell George and his slide- the Fat Man in the Bathtub with the

Blues...
and his slide being a Craftsman 3/4" extended socket.

Posted by: Hoosier Daddy at February 21, 2021 04:09 PM (h2068)

308 305 Someone backed into my car so I'm grumpy but I'm not going to get involved in the brouhaha. Nope.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 21, 2021 04:07 PM (lgiXo)


Who's brouhaing? Is someone taking book? I've got five bucks burning a hole in my...shit...three bucks.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 21, 2021 04:09 PM (rdbLX)

309 Posted by: Hoosier Daddy at February 21, 2021 04:03 PM (h206


You are correct!!
I actually considering naming my first child Lowell George, but she was a girl. That, and my wife said do that, and you won't be having any more baby-making opportunities in the near futuer.

Posted by: Hoosier Daddy at February 21, 2021 04:15 PM (h2068)

310

Congressional Democrats are considering legislation that would require that President Trump's remains be treated similarly to Osama Bin Laden's and buried at sea amid high secrecy. Democrats don't want there to be a memorial to the 'insurrectionist-in-chief'.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 21, 2021 04:29 PM (63Dwl)

311 Well my telephone was ringing and They told me it was chairman mao
Well my telephone was ringing and They told me it was chairman mao
You got to tell him anything 'cause I just don't want to talk to him now

I have a apolitical blues and It's the meanest blues of all
I have a apolitical blues and It's the meanest blues of all

I don't care if you're john wayne I just don't want to take no calls
No calls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuYGojwNfTQ

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 04:49 PM (UjxYw)

312 Pace, Duncanthrax.

We are stardust and shit, angls and demons. Such is our fallen nature, striving to be better.

Posted by: butch at February 21, 2021 05:34 PM (cHvOo)

313 Madamemayhem @ 116 - You got sugar? Luxury!

Posted by: butch at February 21, 2021 05:42 PM (cHvOo)

314 Ullo Chill Wine Purifier is supposed to take sulfites out of wine.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 21, 2021 06:29 PM (UjxYw)

315 SafetyBOSS were greatly aided in their efforts by their use of their own creation of the "Smokey" fire trucks and systems.

In the end the Canadian company capped 180 of the some 600 wells, setting a rapid pace the other companies could not match. The fires, which had estimated would burn for three to five years, were put out in a matter of months.

The last fire was put out by Canada's SafetyBOSS on November 6, 1991. The company had set up its equipment and plan so that the last fire would be extinguished by the push of a button, and prepared the honour for the Emir of Kuwait.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2021 07:15 PM (d6he9)

316 Pop Country has gone from sappy to smarmy. I think that might still be a real word.

Posted by: klaftern at February 21, 2021 08:33 PM (RuIsu)

317 RAID ALWAYS MAKE BUGS SCREAM AND RUN AWAY BUT THEY DIED ANYWAY

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 22, 2021 05:48 PM (FLiOE)

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