EMT 10/01/22

30 shopping days until Halloween.

Posted by: krakatoa at 07:01 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 01, 2022 06:02 AM (c6xtn)

2 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 01, 2022 06:03 AM (uWKYd)

3 As I had time to mention on the Tech Thread, morning and evening to all of you! Dagny the baby Siberian is here with me as I sip coffee and watch a George Reeves Superman w/ Gloria Talbott.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 01, 2022 06:04 AM (c6xtn)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2022 06:05 AM (T4tVD)

5 Hola! Raining in the hood. I don't have a cat or dog, just my daughter who likes to sit on my chest when I am napping on the couch.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 01, 2022 06:07 AM (b+v9B)

6 Guten morgen dear morons

Another day in Paradise

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 01, 2022 06:11 AM (EZebt)

7 It's a pleasant 65 at 5 am here. Unusual; we are usually wading through watery air that's near 80 with a heat index pushing 90.

As part of my errands this am, I will stop at one of the "recall LaToya" locations in town and sign the petition. In fact I intend to say loudly, "How many times can I sign?" The damn arrogant woman needs to go, or at least to have fear of the voters driven into her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 01, 2022 06:12 AM (c6xtn)

8 Raining here and 52. Had to finally turn the furnace on. Hopefully is kicks on and I won't have to wait until the 10th.

Posted by: Infidel at October 01, 2022 06:13 AM (+J0HH)

9 That's cute Jamaica. My son used to sleep on me a lot that way when he was an infant.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 01, 2022 06:14 AM (EZebt)

10 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at October 01, 2022 06:18 AM (uLr+K)

11 Good morning y'all!

Posted by: t_bodie - Lurker. Unless you are reading this. at October 01, 2022 06:18 AM (BbNc8)

12 G'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 01, 2022 06:19 AM (8oyo2)

13 yo

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 01, 2022 06:19 AM (BRHaw)

14
G'day! Raining now on the Delmarva Peninsula, with the promise of intermittent rain throughout today and tomorrow, most of it from the remnant of Ian.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 01, 2022 06:20 AM (pNxlR)

15 Morning Horde!

Going to be nice here in WI. Also just got power back on at our Florida southern command.

Posted by: WisRich at October 01, 2022 06:25 AM (qKfc+)

16 51 degrees down home.

And what is this about Kamala telling folks that hurricane relief will be provided on the basis of equity...and shit?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at October 01, 2022 06:26 AM (uLr+K)

17 Decades Channel is doing a marathon this weekend of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 01, 2022 06:27 AM (c6xtn)

18 Farmers Almanac says my neck of the woods will be "unreasonably cold" this season. "Unreasonably" seems weird to use when predicting the weather.

Posted by: Fool Otto at October 01, 2022 06:28 AM (DB16e)

19 And what is this about Kamala telling folks that hurricane relief will be provided on the basis of equity...and shit?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

She's raciss. Glad you are ok.

Posted by: Infidel at October 01, 2022 06:29 AM (+J0HH)

20 mornin yall. Mrs fd's craft show is today. Come on down and buy some crafts!

The storm completely bypassed us in the mid state and we will have a beautiful day.

Posted by: fd at October 01, 2022 06:29 AM (sn5EN)

21 Kamla

And equity.

https://tinyurl.com/szsd2v4j

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at October 01, 2022 06:29 AM (uLr+K)

22 "Decades Channel is doing a marathon this weekend of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In!"

Sock it to me!

Posted by: Sock it to me sock at October 01, 2022 06:30 AM (sn5EN)

23 "She's raciss. Glad you are ok."
Thanks.

I think we will be leaving Baltimore, and heading back down home tomorrow.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at October 01, 2022 06:31 AM (uLr+K)

24 "Decades Channel is doing a marathon this weekend of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In!"

If you happen to see the one with Wild Man Fisher, watch the end of his segment to catch a glimpse of Goldie Hawn's sweet little patootie in a french maid outfit.

Posted by: fd at October 01, 2022 06:32 AM (sn5EN)

25 HallowThanksChristmas is upon us!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 01, 2022 06:33 AM (dNqv+)

26 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 01, 2022 06:34 AM (ju2Fy)

27 Have I told the story when Kamala told me I was a racist? I remember it well it was so shocking.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 01, 2022 06:35 AM (EZebt)

28 "Have I told the story when Kamala told me I was a racist?"

I may have missed that.

Do tell again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at October 01, 2022 06:39 AM (uLr+K)

29 I lack the skills to navigate linking here, but highly recommend Anton's most recent posting at American Greatness asking , "what does our fidelity to our founding principles require today?"

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 01, 2022 06:39 AM (oWBc3)

30 Where's my coffee?

Posted by: Eromero at October 01, 2022 06:39 AM (/RDPd)

31 morning y'all

Posted by: wing at October 01, 2022 06:41 AM (PlW9M)

32 I'm glad I didn't build a house at Pawleys Island.

Posted by: Eromero at October 01, 2022 06:42 AM (/RDPd)

33
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 01, 2022 06:43 AM (ENBF0)

34 5 Hola! Raining in the hood. I don't have a cat or dog, just my daughter who likes to sit on my chest when I am napping on the couch.
Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 01, 2022 06:07 AM (b+v9B)

; )

Posted by: m at October 01, 2022 06:46 AM (8rTNG)

35 Good morning everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 01, 2022 06:46 AM (LsEU/)

Daily Tech News 1 October 2022

Top Story

  • Google Stadia's shutdown shocked developers too. (The Verge)
    "I woke up getting ready for my workday, and I see on our Discord private chat for the company that one of my employees sent a message saying 'is this true?,' with a link," Rebecca Ann Heineman, CEO of Olde Skuul, said in an interview with The Verge. "I follow the link and it's like 'oh, okay.'" Olde Skuul had planned to launch Luxor Evolved on Stadia Pro on November 1st and was even planning to meet with Google on Friday to discuss the release plan. That obviously isn't happening now.
    I feel bad for small developers who are looking for every avenue available to get games out there without going the gacha / loot box route or worse, NFTs, but if you didn't see this coming a mile away you have no business being in the industry.


  • Google Stadia never mattered and it never had a chance. (The Verge)

    That's more like it. Game streaming had its golden opportunity during the Wuhan Bat Soup Death Plague when everyone was at home and both consoles and graphics cards were all but impossible to buy, and it went nowhere. Now that that situation is over it's only going to get worse.

    Google shut down its own game studio in February last year, which should have given everyone ample warning to take the money and run.

Tech News

  • Intel's Arc graphics cards are in the hands of reviewers. (Tom's Hardware)

    Earlier reviews of the low-end Arc A380 were not particularly favourable, but Intel has had a couple of months to fix driver bugs, plus these cards are four times as fast. That, coupled with Nvidia's stratospheric pricing push, might make for a more receptive audience this time around. We'll know within two weeks, but for now, the cards themselves at least appear to be well made.


  • Ryzen 7000 CPUs - 7700X and up - from Microcenter come with a free 32GB DDR5 memory kit. (Tom's Hardware)

    While stocks last.

    Meanwhile the hosting provider that runs my big server has Ryzen 7000 servers in stock already. They're not especially cheap, but they range from 25% to 200% faster than the existing server.

    Though it looks like Ryzen 7000 doesn't support ECC RAM. DDR5 RAM has on-die ECC by default so they're still viable for non-critical tasks, but it removes one of the advantages AMD had over Intel.

    The other advantage AMD has is Intel's Efficiency cores, which just plain suck for servers - once you run out of Performance cores, additional thread will run at half speed.


  • Update: I was wrong. Ryzen 7000 does - unofficially - support ECC, just the same as earlier desktop Ryzen chips. (Serve the Home)

    Gigabyte already has a server motherboard out for Ryzen 7000, with built-in remote management and dual 10Gb Ethernet ports. It's not a high-end board, with two PCIe slots, one M.2, and four SATA ports, but with ECC support and a suitable disk controller card would make for a good storage server solution.


  • Steampipe is a library that turns cloud APIs back into SQL queries. (Steampipe)

    A lot of cloud APIs.

    Weird but extremely useful if you just want to know, for example, how many of your Amazon Lambda functions are running on outdated versions of Python.


  • If you're running Microsoft Exchange, unplug it right now. (Krebs on Security)

    Sure, it won't work if you do that, but nobody will be able to send you emails complaining about it not working so what does it matter?


Disclaimer: Can't file a complaint if we run out of complaint forms.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 Good evening Pixy

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 04:02 AM (xhxe8)

2 Good morning Skip

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 01, 2022 04:03 AM (BLOW1)

3 No complaints for all you do around here

Lunch packed, waiting for coffee

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 04:20 AM (xhxe8)

4 I wonder how the IT guys at work are going to handle the Exchange exploits. I was planning to check my work email this morning, too.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at October 01, 2022 04:21 AM (6jmQG)

5 Raining steady last couple hours but by radar won't be all day as it's moving fast.

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 04:32 AM (xhxe8)

6
If you're running Microsoft Exchange, unplug it right now. (Krebs on Security)

What day of the week is 'zero day'?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 01, 2022 04:40 AM (y3pKJ)

7 Working on proofreading and mild editing for... well, another book on concentration camps and Holocaust education in Post-Combloc Eastern Europe, and my colleague insists on using rtf. It's a PIA. I'm not sure why he does this. The big issue is comments, which is where editing suggestions go: I've transferred them to docs, odt, and gdocs, and every time some comments, usually in footnotes, get deleted when I transfer them back into rtf. I've tried working in rtf directly, and when sending them back to him, lost comments again, again in the footnotes. It's annoying and slowing things down.

Posted by: LenNeal at October 01, 2022 04:43 AM (43xH1)

8 It also makes it look like I'm not checking the footnotes, which I am, I'm just losing the work in transfer.
I think rtf is a go-to for people there as any kind of computer there is HIDEOUSLY expensive, comparatively, and getting worse. Monthly income is about USD$500/mo, and even a Chromebook is almost USD$3-400 due to taxes. So any kind of laptop is insanely pricey there. So people use whatever they can get and bootleg software; and rtf *will* mostly work across platforms, so maybe that's why everyone uses it.

Posted by: LenNeal at October 01, 2022 04:47 AM (43xH1)

9 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2022 04:48 AM (T4tVD)

10
I guess if you're a true tech person you have 7 fingers and 1 thumb.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 01, 2022 04:54 AM (y3pKJ)

11 LenNeal, check out Atlantis Word Processor. It runs on ancient hardware/OS as far back as Windows 2000, doesn't cost much, and is compatible with just about everything that matters. It has some nice features Microsoft still doesn't, like saving as EPUB. This would let you have a full feature writing environment that would also work for your collaborator.

Posted by: Epobirs at October 01, 2022 05:05 AM (uNrGf)

12 Everything slow going this morning

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 05:07 AM (xhxe8)

13 Slow day in Blogland......

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2022 05:10 AM (T4tVD)

14 Not hearing rain now at least

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 05:17 AM (xhxe8)

15 Not hearing rain now at least
Posted by: Skip

I am !

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2022 05:18 AM (T4tVD)

16 Time to go, hopefully not a full day working

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 05:28 AM (xhxe8)

17 Not raining much but windy

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 01, 2022 05:32 AM (xhxe8)

18 I do not get two things:
-Game streaming. To me it just feels like I am renting a game.
-Mobile gaming. This one I hate but understand. Considering how many people are absolutely obsessed with their phones and how much ridiculous usage there is for mobile games, I understand developers making games for them, I just hate the idea of playing on a phone. My first computer monitor was 14". I don't wanna go back.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 01, 2022 05:35 AM (dNqv+)

19 It is windy and cool here.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 01, 2022 05:35 AM (dNqv+)

20 Have a good one Skip, and stay safe !

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2022 05:38 AM (T4tVD)

21 g'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 01, 2022 05:53 AM (8oyo2)

22 >>>Disclaimer: Can't file a complaint if we run out of complaint forms.

LOL

Posted by: m at October 01, 2022 05:55 AM (8rTNG)

23 Raining steady since I left home 🏡

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 01, 2022 05:55 AM (uWKYd)

24 Play any game on a phone seems kind of limiting. I have a large monitor, and love the expanse of the game. About the only thing I use my phone for is calls and text. Just park on any street or where people are sitting and they are just staring at a very small screen. Lets all go back to the big black dial phone, at least you could have a decent conversation. In a bar no one is talking, they just stare at the phone. Maybe not the drunk sitting in the corner booth, but everyone else is, crazy world we live in.

Posted by: Colin at October 01, 2022 05:58 AM (nO6YX)

25 Morning, everybody! Evening, Pixy! I'm up with Dagny the little Siberian, having my coffee with Superman on the TV. I'm fuzzy on the whole Sat. am thing. Does Krak emerge with the EMT about now?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 01, 2022 06:01 AM (c6xtn)

26 And so he has! Noodus krakatoa!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 01, 2022 06:02 AM (c6xtn)

27 Raining steady since I left home 🏡
Posted by: Skip's phone

Windy ?

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2022 06:03 AM (T4tVD)

28 Raining steady since I left home 🏡
Posted by: Skip's phone
*
Windy ?
Posted by: JT at October 01, 2022


***
Her eyes flash at the sound of lies

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 01, 2022 06:08 AM (c6xtn)

29 >>>Disclaimer: Can't file a complaint if we run out of complaint forms.

Or make the form this big:

Posted by: m at October 01, 2022 06:19 AM (8rTNG)

In Heaven There Is No O-N-T, So We Read It Here For Free

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Musical Morons, tell me, how hard is it to play Beethoven's Fifth on a trombone?


History Minute

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Fido Friday: Space pups

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Skills to pay the bills


Make a run for the island

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Frustrated

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Guns R hot


Can't have shit in Baltimore*

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*reference is to an old rant by a guy in Detroit who got his steps stolen.

Dominoes

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The importance of shoot and scoot


Learning

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I read a study once that said deaf people who regain their hearing commonly are surprised that the sun doesn't make noise. I found that interesting.

Canada now

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Mixed motor arts


Canada in 2 years

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”Made in Italy”? What a weird way to spell Australia

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How to handle a shark


Jealous

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I want to swim in the forbidden swimming pool

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Americans in London right now


Yikes

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Wholesome content

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by great candle scents:

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Posted by: WeirdDave at 10:00 PM




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1 It's halftime and I got roped into working the chains at the game so I'm going up 10 minutes early

Posted by: Weirddave at September 30, 2022 09:54 PM (6tYhO)

2 Oh, and first

Posted by: Weirddave at September 30, 2022 09:54 PM (6tYhO)

3 Good evening everyone

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 09:54 PM (LsEU/)

4 If I may be indulged to interrupt the flow with my wailing--

Google has cancelled the Mindful Webworks YouTube account for some unspecified violation of their policies or rules.

I've got hundreds (?) of videos of mine that no one ever sees, and playlists of my and others' videos, and a huge YouTube subscription list. I sure hope that's not all gone.

Why? F if I know. I don't do anything lately but watch videos; haven't uploaded any in a while. I very rarely even comment.

Write your congresscritter... no, visit your local Goolag YouTube store and register a complaint about the banning of ... somebody... who was it? Never mind. Here's a kitty vid!

rage rage

Posted by: mindful webworker - that one video years ago of Hillary...? at September 30, 2022 09:55 PM (iH7eX)

5 Memes make me happy.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 09:55 PM (AmoqO)

6 Meme-fest, hurray!

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 30, 2022 09:56 PM (ftFVW)

7 Is this the ONT already?

Posted by: Theodore at September 30, 2022 09:56 PM (pGonq)

8 Burning memes are the best memes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 30, 2022 09:56 PM (hOUT3)

9 Yay, ONT!

And that's a lot of content. Thank goodness it's mostly pictures so I can understand it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 09:57 PM (Bd6X8)

10 Skills to pay the bills - that was sweetly satisfying. Skilz

Posted by: mindful webworker - driving off the ramp at September 30, 2022 09:58 PM (iH7eX)

11 ONT time warp.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 09:58 PM (JOtiF)

12 good evening

Posted by: wing at September 30, 2022 09:59 PM (PlW9M)

13 I can easily see how a crate of rifles/missiles/or a jet engine is unknowingly sold:

E-2 - "SGT, this here crate to be sold is not empty."

E-5 - "Son, the paperwork is all in order. Ship it out."

E-2 - "But. . "

E-5 - "SHIP. IT. OUT."

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 10:01 PM (LsEU/)

14 Last time I was in an ER there was only one other native english speaker patient.

On the plus side I learned all the spanish words for street drugs and overdose.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:03 PM (ESjRY)

15 Good stuff tonight.

Posted by: From That Time at September 30, 2022 10:05 PM (4780s)

16 Google has cancelled the Mindful Webworks YouTube account for some unspecified violation of their policies or rules.

One of the interesting changes to happen recently in society is that now MOST business do not give a sh*t what their customers think of them.

It is fascinating that this model works. But...its because those mega corps have enough political influence to stop competitors from arising.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:05 PM (ESjRY)

17 30 seconds after the Baltimore missing steps picture was taken, a city housing code inspector arrived and wrote the building owner a $600 ticket for a code violation.

. . . and now you know the rest of the story.

Posted by: a.moron at September 30, 2022 10:05 PM (F6Xpw)

18 Shoot and skoot...
Yup!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:05 PM (anj39)

19 14 Last time I was in an ER there was only one other native english speaker patient.

On the plus side I learned all the spanish words for street drugs and overdose.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:03 PM (ESjRY)


Having a common language is an impediment to achieving a really diverse, inclusive, and equitable multi-cultural society!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 30, 2022 10:06 PM (hOUT3)

20 Evening, Horde...How goes it?


Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 10:06 PM (K5n5d)

21 That knitting cartoon is very close to my experience with knitting. Crochet, on the other hand, I could do.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 30, 2022 10:06 PM (+lVUW)

22 "I'm gonna to learn a new skill" - hipster

*sucks dick, and is immediately perfect at new skill*

"This is fabulous"

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:06 PM (Ti+Tv)

23 The longer you look the worse it gets

One glance: That's a big engine
Two: Why is hanging from an LVL?
Three: Are those ladders?
Four: On propane tanks?

Posted by: Flyguy at September 30, 2022 10:06 PM (VrVjC)

24 Good Friday evening, Horde, and happy damn-near-October! I'm still wondering WTF happened to July, myself.

Thanks for the girthy ONT, Weirddave, and don't forget to pull 'em tight if you get called out to perform a measurement. (Don't lie - that's secretly the dream of every chain gang member.)

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:07 PM (pSDhy)

25 30 seconds after the Baltimore missing steps picture was taken, a city housing code inspector arrived and wrote the building owner a $600 ticket for a code violation.

One of the funniest semi-common occurences in my life is when the lefty LIVs in my circle of people have this kind of stuff happen to them.

But I live where the government is supposed to CARE about the people! And [government drone] just fucked me over...and I think he enjoyed it!

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:07 PM (ESjRY)

26 "The longer you look, the worse it gets..."


Yikes.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 10:08 PM (oTZbj)

27 Hot gun girl needs a soothing salve.
I'm here for ya.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:08 PM (anj39)

28 "This is fabulous"
Posted by: Roy

I wish there was a way to graphically show this phrase in that sing-songy gay voice.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 10:08 PM (LsEU/)

29 *Geek stuff, normies skip this one.*

*Seriously, you'll get bored, just scroll on past.*

Today I stumbled upon an archive of old Ham radio call books. I was able to find Papa Basura's old call sign from 1968. Did a little more searching and found it was available, so I've submitted an application to grab it as a vanity call.

*End geek stuff.*

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (Bd6X8)

30 That's Trombone Champ. A hot new game, apparently. You play it with just mouse and keyboard, and unlike other music games like Guitar Hero, your actions are really causing the notes. Amazingly, some nerd has already rigged up a real trombone to use as a controller for it.

Pixy would be proud.

Evening, Hordeniks!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (YJwUM)

31 I want to swim in the forbidden swimming pool

I was once touring a nuclear power plant, looked down at the cooling pool, and went through the same calculation - that you would have to swim way, way down in the pool before you got a serious radiation dose.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (I2/tG)

32 Ah, the smell of mimeographs.

It smells like Purple Learnin'!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

33 Young lady who doesn't know guns are hot also has lousy safe gun handling skills. And a nice rack.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (Wnv9h)

34 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (T4tVD)

35 I would buy cases of that mimeograph-scented Yankee Candle, and never explain why to my children.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (pSDhy)

36 So weird, someone mentioned Car Jitsu to me today then... BAM! There it is in the ONT.

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 30, 2022 10:10 PM (ftFVW)

37 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at September 30, 2022 10:10 PM (O/r0K)

38
I was once touring a nuclear power plant, looked down at the cooling pool, and went through the same calculation - that you would have to swim way, way down in the pool before you got a serious radiation dose.


I would imagine the Nyquil Chicken set is too afraid of radiation to give this a try even if they legally could.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:11 PM (ESjRY)

39 They need to make a movie about that beautiful lady in black with the AC Cobra.

As for that horrendous LGBQWERTY Wizard of Oz movie may it go the same route as that Bat Girl movie. Never to be released.

We can still watch Michael Jackson's The Wizard or maybe that dark fantasy sequel movie Return to Oz from 1985 starring Fairuza Balk as Dorothy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:11 PM (7y4bm)

40 Wait, you guys can't hear the sun?

Posted by: Guy who the sun is always yelling at at September 30, 2022 10:13 PM (jctjU)

41 One of the funniest semi-common occurences in my life is when the lefty LIVs in my circle of people have this kind of stuff happen to them.

Or Portland, where leftists are furious that the incredibly overstretched Portland cops don't respond when stuff gets stolen from their house, their car gets stolen, etc.

This proves two things to them:

1) That the cops are "on strike", because they're not responding to calls
and
2) This shows that Portland doesn't need police.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:13 PM (I2/tG)

42 I would imagine the Nyquil Chicken set is too afraid of radiation to give this a try even if they legally could.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:11 PM


They've been convinced the sun isn't just out to give them cancer, but it if was closer it try to actively stab them.

Posted by: Flyguy at September 30, 2022 10:14 PM (VrVjC)

43 I realize that Lizzo has been a thing from a while now, but that's the first time I've paid enough attention to actually see her in the flesh.

MY.EYES.

And why doesn't TJM sick that space creature from Prometheus on her, and do us all a favor.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 10:14 PM (BgMrQ)

44 40 Wait, you guys can't hear the sun?
Posted by: Guy who the sun is always yelling at at September 30, 2022 10:13 PM (jctjU)

Yes, but only on days with a real bad hangover.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:14 PM (Ti+Tv)

45 Circumstance beyond our control, o-o-oh, o-o-oh
The phone, the TV and the news of the world
Got in the house like a pigeon from Hell, o-o-oh, o-o-oh
Threw sand in our eyes and descended like flies

And put us back on the train, yeah (ho-ah)
O-oh, (ho-ah) back on the chain gang


It's tough, fitting in in Texas. Especially watch out for the pigeons.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 10:14 PM (JOtiF)

46 "Google has cancelled the Mindful Webworks YouTube account for some unspecified violation of their policies or rules."

You probably didn't have the right pronouns.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 10:14 PM (sn5EN)

47 I would imagine the Nyquil Chicken set is too afraid of radiation to give this a try even if they legally could.

Workers in nuclear power plants are supposed to get considerably less than a rem's worth of radiation a year (a very low dose).

You need lots and lots of shielding to accomplish that.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:15 PM (I2/tG)

48 Uh oh, Eris is sniffing the mimeo fluid again

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:15 PM (7y4bm)

49 29 *Geek stuff, normies skip this one.*

*Seriously, you'll get bored, just scroll on past.*

Today I stumbled upon an archive of old Ham radio call books. I was able to find Papa Basura's old call sign from 1968. Did a little more searching and found it was available, so I've submitted an application to grab it as a vanity call.

*End geek stuff.*

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (Bd6X


Very cool! I think there's some provision in the vanity call rules for cases like yours, where there's a family relationship between the applicant (you) and the previous holder of the call (Papa Basura), but I don't remember how it works. Maybe they waive the normal two year period that a call must be unassigned before it can be granted as a vanity call.

Posted by: a.moron at September 30, 2022 10:15 PM (F6Xpw)

50 Damn, now thats a hillbilly engine hoist.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:15 PM (VwHCD)

51 When I heard the name Lizzo, I thought it was another name for someone called Lizzo the Clown. At least I got that right.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:15 PM (Ti+Tv)

52 I was once touring a nuclear power plant, looked down at the cooling pool, and went through the same calculation - that you would have to swim way, way down in the pool before you got a serious radiation dose.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (I2/tG)


There is an unserious dose of radiation?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:16 PM (anj39)

53 It's a nostalgia high, Anna!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 30, 2022 10:16 PM (Dc2NZ)

54 Mmmm.....mimeograph smell....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 10:17 PM (Wnv9h)

55 Of course if you stare at too many Lizzo pictures, you may need a nice vacation wearing a jacket with long sleeves in a comfortably padded room.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:17 PM (7y4bm)

56 On the nuclear containment pool illustration, the author (XKCD -- Randall Munroe) is a flaming lib who shills for every Democrat presidential candidate around election day every four years. I will read his content (especially if it costs him money) but he's not getting a dime out of me.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:17 PM (pSDhy)

57 The Dittomaster High is a real thing. Especially when the grad student lounge (with ditto machine for the quizzes) didn't have very good ventilation... Lost a few brain cells, but I didn't care.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at September 30, 2022 10:17 PM (BbSpR)

58 Accidentally read ALL the content before thinking about leaving a comment. Weirdly, it all seemed to be true as well.

GunsRhot, farts and trudeau were my favorites tonight.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (5Qjf9)

59 29 *Geek stuff, normies skip this one.*

*Seriously, you'll get bored, just scroll on past.*

Today I stumbled upon an archive of old Ham radio call books. I was able to find Papa Basura's old call sign from 1968. Did a little more searching and found it was available, so I've submitted an application to grab it as a vanity call.

*End geek stuff.*
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (Bd6X

That is pretty cool, but then again I am a geek.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (Ti+Tv)

60 50 Damn, now thats a hillbilly engine hoist.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:15 PM (VwHCD)


Except those aren't beer kegs.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (oTZbj)

61 ONT!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (p/nbH)

62 Very cool! I think there's some provision in the vanity call rules for cases like yours, where there's a family relationship between the applicant (you) and the previous holder of the call (Papa Basura), but I don't remember how it works. Maybe they waive the normal two year period that a call must be unassigned before it can be granted as a vanity call.

If the call is still "active" you have to provide proof of the claimed relationship and provide a death certificate. Papa Basura's call has been inactive since sometime in the late 1960's or early 1970's, so I may not have to jump through that particular hoop.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (Bd6X8)

63 Young lady who doesn't know guns are hot also has lousy safe gun handling skills. And a nice rack.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (Wnv9h)

Beautiful rack, lets hope she don't blow a hole in them.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (VwHCD)

64 >>There is an unserious dose of radiation?

Posted by: Diogenes


You're soaking in it.

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (geLO8)

65 18 Shoot and skoot...
Yup!
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:05 PM (anj39)


I didn't see what that was at the end -- assuming an anti-tank missile of some sort, aimed at where the tank was?

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (pSDhy)

66 There is an unserious dose of radiation?

Depends on your tolerance for minuscule risks. Note how much radiation you accumulate flying cross-country.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (I2/tG)

67 Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM

Good on you BB, hope you get it assigned to yourself ASAP!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (hOUT3)

68 Did two maintenance shutdowns at Diablo Canyon nuke. I'm not glowing.

Posted by: JROD at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (0jZnq)

69 Blanco has it cooled off in your AO? It's nice here outside of Payson.

Posted by: Muchas buchas at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (LQAQl)

70 Continue to get her this “a problem repeatedly occurred on htttps://ace.mu.nu/. Sure keeps trying to automatically refresh and the crashes.

Posted by: Chinaacid at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (7MrdX)

71 Yankee candle is a mimeograph? I'm right on the divide for boomer/genX and I think the mimeograph was barely still around when I was in grade school.

Nostalgic scent yes, but I doubt younger genXers experienced it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (3cGpq)

72 Skills to pay bills is impressive as heck

Mixed motor arts is so ghey

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (p/nbH)

73 Blue Lagoon > Blue Nuclear Reactor Core

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (BFigT)

74 Thanks WD. Each week I hang on thinking if I can only make it to the meme ONT, everything will be OK.

I do not understand that thing made in Italy.

I am not sure what that was flying overhead in the shoot and scoot vid. Was that a missile aimed at the tank? It looks like it would have missed anyway. Awful low though. I just don't understand.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 10:20 PM (jctjU)

75 14 Last time I was in an ER there was only one other native english speaker patient.

On the plus side I learned all the spanish words for street drugs and overdose.
Posted by: 18-1


The last time I went, the waiting room was separated from the area with the examination cubicles, with an armed guard at the door. When I needed to go back there to be with my 97 year old father, I had to get the guard to let me through. I don't even want to know what's been going on down there, that they need that kind of security.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 30, 2022 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

76 CAR-MELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: WILLIE BROWN at September 30, 2022 10:20 PM (z9V4B)

77 now I know why the mimeograph was in a tiny little room enclosure with no windows - those sneaky teachers

Posted by: a dude in MI at September 30, 2022 10:20 PM (+I6Y/)

78 My understanding is that we really don't fully understand how moderate to high even doses of radiation affect the human body. A whole bunch of Japanese workers in Fukushima should have died/gotten cancer from their exposure and didn't.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:20 PM (ESjRY)

79 On the modern battlefield, shoot and skoot also applies to artillery.

In Desert Storm, no high shots. Our guys would just shoot the sabot round through the berm. No problem.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:20 PM (anj39)

80 57 The Dittomaster High is a real thing. Especially when the grad student lounge (with ditto machine for the quizzes) didn't have very good ventilation... Lost a few brain cells, but I didn't care.
Posted by: Sabrina Chase at September 30, 2022 10:17 PM (BbSpR)

I worked at Motorola back in the 80s, way before the MBAs destroyed the place. I remember walking down the aisles by the print room and getting the ammonia buzz from the blue lines.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM (Ti+Tv)

81 Continue to get her this “a problem repeatedly occurred on htttps://ace.mu.nu/. Sure keeps trying to automatically refresh and the crashes.

Turn off javascript?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM (ESjRY)

82 There is an unserious dose of radiation?

Should have socked Yahoo Serious for that...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM (7y4bm)

83 Lost a few brain cells, but I didn't care.
Posted by: Sabrina Chase at September 30, 2022 10:17 PM (BbSpR)
---

More where that came from!

*chases rainbow tracers*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

84 Can't be Madison's flute. In Gigantor's hands it would look like a piccolo.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM (VwHCD)

85 (XKCD -- Randall Munroe) is a flaming lib...

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy

Oh, he's a god to the commenters at Ars Technica.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM (YJwUM)

86 0 Damn, now thats a hillbilly engine hoist.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:15 PM (VwHCD)


Bers, I think the shade tree hillbilly mechanics I know would either use trees or repurposed bourbon casks.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM (hOUT3)

87 Blanco has it cooled off in your AO? It's nice here outside of Payson.

We were mid 80's today, heading to mid 70's by Monday. Freaking glorious!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:22 PM (Bd6X8)

88 > Wait, you guys can't hear the sun?

https://tinyurl.com/mrtkwzvz

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 10:22 PM (bW8dp)

89 78 My understanding is that we really don't fully understand how moderate to high even doses of radiation affect the human body. A whole bunch of Japanese workers in Fukushima should have died/gotten cancer from their exposure and didn't.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:20 PM (ESjRY)


As a result of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese have evolved a higher tolerance for radiation.

Posted by: a.moron at September 30, 2022 10:22 PM (F6Xpw)

90 C'mon, man! Those ladders are probably rated at 325 lbs. max.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 10:22 PM (z+OQR)

91 Today I stumbled upon an archive of old Ham radio call books. I was able to find Papa Basura's old call sign from 1968. Did a little more searching and found it was available, so I've submitted an application to grab it as a vanity call.

*End geek stuff.*
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (Bd6X


My dad was a MARS operator in South Korea (no, Kamala, not the Republic of North Korea, you bint) during the Pueblo Crisis, so I totally got the significance. He never set up a civilian HAM set, though, much to my chagrin.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:23 PM (pSDhy)

92 One of the many lessons of the Uke war is if the enemy can see you, the enemy can kill you.

The Ukes took out a few ships with missiles thanks to our intel, and I've seen videos of the Russians taking out Uke tanks/APCs in the middle of cities just like we did in Iraq.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:23 PM (ESjRY)

93 In Desert Storm, no high shots. Our guys would just shoot the sabot round through the berm. No problem.

Modern problems require modern (firing) solutions.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:23 PM (Bd6X8)

94 > (XKCD -- Randall Munroe) is a flaming lib...

I quit visiting his site when he posted a smug cartoon supporting woke "cancellation".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 10:23 PM (bW8dp)

95
As a result of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese have evolved a higher tolerance for radiation.


/Raises an eyebrow

Posted by: Godzilla at September 30, 2022 10:23 PM (ESjRY)

96 I taught my grand-daughter to say "mine" today. Also tried to teach her to say "pronouns" but that didn't really take.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (5Qjf9)

97 the author (XKCD -- Randall Munroe) is a flaming lib who shills for every Democrat presidential candidate

And also did a famous comic strip saying that freedom of speech does not insulate you from "consequences".

In other words, if exercising your free speech gets you fired from your job, kicked out of your domicile, doxxed by Antifa, and shunned in society, well, you just have accept the consequences of excreting your free speech, and have no right to complain.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

98 The more weight you put on that engine hoist the more stable it gets.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (sn5EN)

99 I have to post this again just because he's such a cutie. My 18 month old Grandson Jaxson has figured out the secret to stairs:

Tinyurl.com/Action-Jaxson

So glad I am finally in Florida.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (Gda1b)

100 I was running a bobcat once when a pebble got caught under the plate of one of the control sticks. Fucking thing started spinning like a whirling dervish at full throttle, had to think quick and shut 'er down. Luckily it happened in the middle of an empty gravel parking lot.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (oTZbj)

101 As a result of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese have evolved a higher tolerance for radiation.

"Gojira!!!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (7y4bm)

102 90 C'mon, man! Those ladders are probably rated at 325 lbs. max.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 10:22 PM (z+OQR)

Those guys calculated all the forces and weights. The same team helped the Dukes calculate and plan all those car jumps down in Hazzard County.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:25 PM (Ti+Tv)

103 85 (XKCD -- Randall Munroe) is a flaming lib...
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy
Oh, he's a god to the commenters at Ars Technica.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM (YJwUM)


Not surprised. Rush Limbaugh, he of blessed memory, used to talk about the far-leftward slant of the tech blogs he'd read for amusement.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:25 PM (pSDhy)

104 Taking the senior to Disneyland - gives me hope, knowing that there are still good kids out there.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 30, 2022 10:25 PM (Q8bDL)

105 Depends on your tolerance for minuscule risks. Note how much radiation you accumulate flying cross-country.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:18 PM (I2/tG)


When we used to inventory the battalion's "classified govern!ent high explosives" we were required to wear dosimeters. I asked.our nuke guy if they worked? He just shrugged. "No idea."

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM (anj39)

106 My dad was a MARS operator in South Korea (no, Kamala, not the Republic of North Korea, you bint) during the Pueblo Crisis, so I totally got the significance. He never set up a civilian HAM set, though, much to my chagrin.

Mine was a broadcast engineer. By the time I was old enough to remember anything, Mama Basura had made him quit because she felt everyone in the radio biz were phonies. When the radio profession left the ham gear went with it. Although he did buy a CB in the 70's. But who didn't?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM (Bd6X8)

107 Lost a few brain cells, but I didn't care.
Posted by: Sabrina Chase at September 30, 2022 10:17 PM (BbSpR)
---

More where that came from!

*chases rainbow tracers*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 30, 2022 10:21 PM

I remember one day in my junior year taking O Chem. Allergy season, so I was on antihistamines. My brain was already playing with the Benadryl Fairy when I went to a two hour lab with ether as the primary solvent. Going to lunch formation afterward, my feet weren't even touching the ground.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM (Wnv9h)

108 I don't even want to know what's been going on down there, that they need that kind of security.

Gangs frequently take their beefs to the ER after a shootout.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM (I2/tG)

109 A great based cartoonist is Tatsuya Ishida
@TatsuyaIshida9 on twitter

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM (p/nbH)

110 Cherenkov Blue >> Baby Blue

Though Badfinger has the better guitar work --

https://youtu.be/33oAuvbRg-c

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 10:27 PM (JOtiF)

111 Skid loader ballet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6g70O8bdUk

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 10:27 PM (BFigT)

112 Today I stumbled upon an archive of old Ham radio call books. I was able to find Papa Basura's old call sign from 1968. Did a little more searching and found it was available, so I've submitted an application to grab it as a vanity call.

That is very cool! My vanity sign is my last name spelt backwards with a 3 substituted for and E.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 30, 2022 10:27 PM (nfrXX)

113 Lefty media figures like Munroe embracing censorship is a pure adoption of the line from Dune, "When I am Weaker Then You, I ask you for Freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am Stronger than you, I take away your Freedom Because that is according to my principles"

It was a grievous mistake the last few generations made. If they had treated socialism like they treated national socialism we wouldn't be in the mess we are now.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:28 PM (ESjRY)

114 When we used to inventory the battalion's "classified govern!ent high explosives" we were required to wear dosimeters. I asked.our nuke guy if they worked? He just shrugged. "No idea."
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM


When I started working in a lab they gave me a dosimeter. A few years later EH&S took them away because it gave a bad look to the University.

Posted by: Flyguy at September 30, 2022 10:28 PM (VrVjC)

115 we were required to wear dosimeters

Total plant radiation exposure is a very good metric for how well the nuclear plant is running - well run plants have low total exposures.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

116 99 I have to post this again just because he's such a cutie. My 18 month old Grandson Jaxson has figured out the secret to stairs:

Tinyurl.com/Action-Jaxson

So glad I am finally in Florida.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (Gda1b)


Adorable, Sharkman! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:28 PM (pSDhy)

117 I would fire any goofball who operated a skid steer like that.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 10:28 PM (z+OQR)

118 I have to post this again just because he's such a cutie. My 18 month old Grandson Jaxson has figured out the secret to stairs:

Tinyurl.com/Action-Jaxson

So glad I am finally in Florida.


If there's any gas engines left when he's old enough he'll want a Mopar with the R/T (Rapid Transit) badge.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:28 PM (Bd6X8)

119 what's the deal with the candle, is there a high quality image, or is it just that it's mimeographed?

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 30, 2022 10:29 PM (OuH7W)

120 Holy heck. Apparently I can’t type for shit.

Should have added this error happens on two different iPhones.

Posted by: Chinaacid at September 30, 2022 10:29 PM (7MrdX)

121 And why doesn't TJM sick that space creature from Prometheus on her, and do us all a favor.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 10:14 PM (BgMrQ)

Tanned, rested, and ready.

Posted by: Captain Ahab at September 30, 2022 10:29 PM (ZbUyx)

122 Good evening morons and thanks wd for all the memes.

I like memes. They're simple, like me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 30, 2022 10:30 PM (EZebt)

123 That is very cool! My vanity sign is my last name spelt backwards with a 3 substituted for and E.

I was going to see if "AS5HLE" was available, but calls starting with "AS" belong to some other country.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:30 PM (Bd6X8)

124 Is it really a big deal that Lizzo played James Madison's crystal flute? After all, Karmella played Willie Brown's skin flute for decades?

Posted by: Meat the Beatles at September 30, 2022 10:30 PM (l3SW6)

125 I remember checking out the ARRL Radio Amateur's Handbook from the local library when I was a teen. It messed me up for life, a lucrative one as an electrical engineer. Nerds gonna nerd.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:31 PM (Ti+Tv)

126 /Raises an eyebrow
Posted by: Godzilla at September 30, 2022 10:23 PM


You pansy piker.

Posted by: Mothra at September 30, 2022 10:31 PM (Xrfse)

127
Mine was a broadcast engineer. By the time I was old enough to remember anything, Mama Basura had made him quit because she felt everyone in the radio biz were phonies. When the radio profession left the ham gear went with it. Although he did buy a CB in the 70's. But who didn't?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM (Bd6X


Oh, yeah, my dad was a CW McCall aficionado and we had a CB in every car. I'm sure that the truckers had a good chuckle listening to him trying his "breaker-one-nine" shtick.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:32 PM (pSDhy)

128 I taught my grand-daughter to say "mine" today. Also tried to teach her to say "pronouns" but that didn't really take.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (5Qjf9)


Now do truck.

Or ship.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:32 PM (anj39)

129 Even a face-hugger would run crying for mommy xenomorph if it spied Lizzo

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:33 PM (7y4bm)

130 Continue to get her this “a problem repeatedly occurred on htttps://ace.mu.nu/. Sure keeps trying to automatically refresh and the crashes.
Posted by: Chinaacid at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (7MrdX)

Set your browser to block scripts for this site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 10:33 PM (ZbUyx)

131 109 A great based cartoonist is Tatsuya Ishida
@TatsuyaIshida9 on twitter
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM (p/nbH)


Thanks, vmom, followed!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at September 30, 2022 10:33 PM (pSDhy)

132 You know the recent Godzilla and related movies were actually pretty good.

One of the few cases were a remake wasn't just sh*t.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:34 PM (ESjRY)

133 Oh, yeah, my dad was a CW McCall aficionado and we had a CB in every car. I'm sure that the truckers had a good chuckle listening to him trying his "breaker-one-nine" shtick.

Which reminds me, don't use "good buddy" on the CB. It's meaning has become somewhat more... intimate over the years.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:34 PM (Bd6X8)

134 I taught my grand-daughter to say "mine" today. Also tried to teach her to say "pronouns" but that didn't really take.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (5Qjf9)

I always wondered where the kids learned that shit. At least until I became a grandparent. Then, they actually will tell you all the secrets.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:35 PM (Ti+Tv)

135 Tinyurl.com/Action-Jaxson

***

Wheee!!!
Adorbs!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 10:35 PM (p/nbH)

136 The last remaining cop-hater on the Portland city council is running well behind the most conservative guy to have a shot at getting elected in Portland in decades.

The Leftists are beside themselves.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:36 PM (I2/tG)

137 You know the recent Godzilla and related movies were actually pretty good.

One of the few cases were a remake wasn't just sh*t.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:34 PM


A rare case where the films are less political over time. From "Consequences of the A-bomb mixed with ghosts of WWII" to "Guy-in-a-rubber-suit Monster".

Posted by: Flyguy at September 30, 2022 10:36 PM (VrVjC)

138 I was going to see if "AS5HLE" was available, but calls starting with "AS" belong to some other country.

Did you try A5S? I tried W3IRDO but it wasn't available.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 30, 2022 10:37 PM (nfrXX)

139 21 That knitting cartoon is very close to my experience with knitting. Crochet, on the other hand, I could do.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 30, 2022 10:06 PM (+lVUW)

Once you get fairly proficient at crochet try knitting again. The handling of yarn and tension with crochet is a synergistic skill with knitting. I was WAAAkYY too tight starting with knitting. A couple years with crochet and it was a lot easier. Also try different needle material types. Wooden / bamboo is grippy and can help if you have issues where your tension is too loose. If you're too tight go with slicker metal types. Also look at learning the Continental "pick" technique vs. British "throw" method usually taught to beginners.

I really enjoy knitting and crochet. Great useful skills to learn.

Posted by: Mitch at September 30, 2022 10:38 PM (cDITE)

140 126 /Raises an eyebrow
Posted by: Godzilla at September 30, 2022 10:23 PM

You pansy piker.
Posted by: Mothra at September 30, 2022 10:31 PM (Xrfse)

Come at me...ya pikers!!!

Posted by: Rodan at September 30, 2022 10:38 PM (BgMrQ)

141 Okay, I am going to go voluntary coma but first a word from our sponsors....

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:38 PM (Lzpvj)

142 Did you try A5S? I tried W3IRDO but it wasn't available.

No, my squirrel like brain got distracted by a shiny object, which is how I stumbled into the the old call books.

http://leehite.org/callbooks/

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:38 PM (Bd6X8)

143 "Florida is a Second Amendment state."
In one sentence DeSantiss lays out the situation for looters.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:39 PM (anj39)

144 Have you faced a growing sense of impending doom since *insert country x* has attacked *country y*?

Do the smart thing and go with Box mutual....

Box mutual-surety in an unsure world.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:39 PM (Lzpvj)

145 Gamera is good turtle and friend to all Japanese children. Also shrugs off radiation.

Posted by: Little Iko at September 30, 2022 10:39 PM (l3SW6)

146 Thanks, vmom, followed!
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy

He archives his work at sinfest.xyz but publishes daily to a bunch of social media sites - twitter, fb, gab ...
I think he was a lefty that got red pilled by the trans insanity

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 10:39 PM (p/nbH)

147 143 Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:39 PM (anj39)

Free six pack of coors for every justified shoot....

//Mirror Universe DeSantis

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:40 PM (Lzpvj)

148 Come at me...ya pikers!!!

Posted by: Rodan


You got killed by a volcano...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:40 PM (7y4bm)

149 Now do truck.

Or ship.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:32 PM (anj39)

Funny. It'll be a few months until she can say those. I'll keep them in mind though.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 30, 2022 10:41 PM (5Qjf9)

150 Raises an eyebrow
Posted by: Godzilla at September 30, 2022 10:23 PM

You pansy piker.
Posted by: Mothra at September 30, 2022 10:31 PM

Come at me...ya pikers!!!
Posted by: Rodan at September 30, 2022 10:38 PM


Three heads are better than one. Or two tiny Japanese girls.

Posted by: King Gidorah at September 30, 2022 10:41 PM (VrVjC)

151 143 "Florida is a Second Amendment state."
In one sentence DeSantiss lays out the situation for looters.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:39 PM (anj39)

He should also say it's both a "Stand Your Ground" state as well as a "Fertilizer Your Ground" state to make it perfectly clear.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:42 PM (Ti+Tv)

152 Come at me...ya pikers!!!
Posted by: Rodan at September 30, 2022 10:38 PM


https://youtu.be/t6GUpmHFvME

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:42 PM (Bd6X8)

153 Or two tiny Japanese girls.

Well, most are.

Posted by: Mr Pedantic at September 30, 2022 10:42 PM (ESjRY)

154 so James Davis died this month...

luckily James Davis will report on his death next month....

because Uncle Jim is "the forever reporter" doomed to relive the same two weeks in perpetuity the faces change but the plot seldom does.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:42 PM (Lzpvj)

155 Funny. It'll be a few months until she can say those. I'll keep them in mind though.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 30, 2022 10:41 PM (5Qjf9)


Taught my granddaughter those. Hilarious.
My daughter was pissed.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:43 PM (anj39)

156 "Florida is a Second Amendment state."
In one sentence DeSantiss lays out the situation for looters.


Meh.

Posted by: Soros DAs at September 30, 2022 10:44 PM (Xrfse)

157 "In Heaven There Is No O-N-T, So We Read It Here For Free"

oh sure, it seems free now. Five years later "are you now, or have you ever, been a participant in the AoS Horde community?"

and it doesn't matter how you answer, they have all your posts, and Google gives them all your emails, and BigBank gives them all your financial history.

FREE? yeah, NO. How many fingers Winston?

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 10:44 PM (Cus5s)

158 That Castreau photoshop is priceless. Everyone know he loves to play dress-up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 10:44 PM (ZbUyx)

159 I was wondering if anyone heard if that shark swimming on the road in Florida yesterday ever was able to bite off Tara Reid's other hand.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:44 PM (Ti+Tv)

160 Sharkman - Action Jaxson is cute as a bug's ear!

Posted by: cfo mom at September 30, 2022 10:45 PM (Q8bDL)

161 Free six pack of coors for every justified shoot....

//Mirror Universe DeSantis
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:40 PM (Lzpvj)


Well it is hunting season...

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:45 PM (anj39)

162 148 Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:40 PM (7y4bm)

This is it, this is it!

//David Jackson

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:45 PM (Lzpvj)

163 Which reminds me, don't use "good buddy" on the CB. It's meaning has become somewhat more... intimate over the years.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 10:34 PM (Bd6X

I started a "Truckers Lingo" dictionary once. Got a couple of pages down before some computer or another ate it.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 10:45 PM (AmoqO)

164 148 Come at me...ya pikers!!!

Posted by: Rodan

You got killed by a volcano...
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2022 10:40 PM (7y4bm)

...I got bettah

Posted by: zombie Rodan at September 30, 2022 10:46 PM (BgMrQ)

165 Even now as I type the dastardly capitalist Torrikans are fixing to invade the peace loving Arns.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:46 PM (Lzpvj)

166 I was wondering if anyone heard if that shark swimming on the road in Florida yesterday ever was able to bite off Tara Reid's other hand.

It's not funny. It's just not funny.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at September 30, 2022 10:46 PM (Xrfse)

167 Mixed motor arts is so ghey
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (p/nbH)


Train to expectations.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 10:46 PM (xhaym)

168 >>>Which reminds me, don't use "good buddy" on the CB. It's meaning has become somewhat more... intimate over the years.

Hey, that helps me pay the bills!

Posted by: Tater, the newly employed lot lizard at September 30, 2022 10:47 PM (Ti+Tv)

169 39 They need to make a movie about that beautiful lady in black with the AC Cobra.
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My thoughts - great figure. I hope she's got a face to go with it.

Posted by: Ciampino - lots of desoldering tonight at September 30, 2022 10:47 PM (qfLjt)

170 ... Or two tiny Japanese girls.
Posted by: King Gidorah at September 30, 2022 10:41 PM (VrVjC)

Bathe them and bring them to me

Posted by: pResident Biden at September 30, 2022 10:47 PM (BgMrQ)

171 Taught my granddaughter those. Hilarious.
My daughter was pissed.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:43 PM (anj39)

1. I wouldn't take credit.
2. My daughter would be excited about the expanded vocabulary.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 30, 2022 10:48 PM (5Qjf9)

172 That Castreau photoshop is priceless. Everyone know he loves to play dress-up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 10:44 PM (ZbUyx)

Too bad he don't dress up like a tree and jump into a chipper.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:48 PM (VwHCD)

173 Or two tiny Japanese girls.
Posted by: King Gidorah at September 30, 2022 10:41 PM (VrVjC)

Bathe them and bring them to me
Posted by: pResident Biden at September 30, 2022 10:47 PM


My understanding was they're hundreds of years old, just like 10" tall. You wouldn't like them.

Posted by: King Gidorah at September 30, 2022 10:49 PM (VrVjC)

174 172 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:48 PM (VwHCD)

Punchy Castreau is t he only leader in the Americas that made Urkle look butch....

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:50 PM (Lzpvj)

175 174 172 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:48 PM (VwHCD)

Punchy Castreau is t he only leader in the Americas that made Urkle look butch....
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:50 PM (Lzpvj)


What about Kerry on that windsurfer?

Oh.... you said leader. Nevermind.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:52 PM (Ti+Tv)

176 Car Jitsu. I just . . . why?

The Disney thing is good. If I took an elderly person somewhere, I probably wouldn't beat the kidnapping rap.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 10:53 PM (KFhLj)

177 38
I was once touring a nuclear power plant, looked down at the cooling pool, and went through the same calculation - that you would have to swim way, way down in the pool before you got a serious radiation dose.

I would imagine the Nyquil Chicken set is too afraid of radiation to give this a try even if they legally could.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:11 PM (ESjRY)
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Nyquil is passé. Too harsh on the liver. Now we need a new challenge - maybe Head & Shoulders, the one with selenium, that tingles (Loaded Gun?).

Posted by: Ciampino - but what is dissolved in the water? at September 30, 2022 10:53 PM (qfLjt)

178
So - it's the 30th. I paid out my mortgage, taxes, insurance, gas, electric, water, trash, & internet today, and *still* had enough left to take my family out for bowling & Sonic in our beautiful new little town.

I would be broke and crying in my beer if I were still in my communist "home" town.

I'm so happy I could vomit rainbows.

Thank G-d for this blessing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 10:53 PM (oINRc)

179 My thoughts - great figure. I hope she's got a face to go with it.

Posted by: Ciampino - lots of desoldering tonight at September 30, 2022 10:47 PM (qfLjt)

We played in a venue one night that had a barmaid with an absolute rocking body, looked like maybe 20 years old from behind. She had her back turned to us. She turned around and oh..my..god. Somebody done fucked up on the assembly line. She looked old as dirt. She must have made a deal with the devil. No frigging way that head belonged on that body.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:54 PM (VwHCD)

180 The modern interest in Japanese anime has enlightened me into just how weird Japanese mythology is.

Yeah yeah tentacles, but how about Okkeruipe the "flatulent monster" that...farts and gets the blame placed on other people. That's what he does with his supernatural powers.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:54 PM (ESjRY)

181 Somebody done fucked up on the assembly line. She looked old as dirt. She must have made a deal with the devil. No frigging way that head belonged on that body.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:54 PM (VwHCD)

Probably a heavy smoker. Tobacco smoke does that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 10:57 PM (ZbUyx)

182 Yeah yeah tentacles, but how about Okkeruipe the "flatulent monster" that...farts and gets the blame placed on other people. That's what he does with his supernatural powers.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:54 PM (ESjRY)
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Next up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 10:57 PM (K5n5d)

183 180 Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:54 PM (ESjRY)

Eh if we were a true culture we would have demigods representing catfishing, identity theft, and nigerian scammers...

I think one of the causatives of this all falling apart and the freak zoomers is the decline of our teaching kids fairy tales, fables, and tall tales.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:58 PM (Lzpvj)

184 You can kick my butt in the ring, but can you bear me in a car?

Maybe? Which car?

A convertible Mustang?

He'll yeah!

Bullshit!

Oh yeah? Get the Mustang!

Already here bro.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at September 30, 2022 10:58 PM (fldlK)

185
I worked at Motorola back in the 80s, way before the MBAs destroyed the place.

__________

"MBA" is to "innovation" as "bubonic plague" is to "14th century"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 11:00 PM (1Nxff)

186 31 I want to swim in the forbidden swimming pool

I was once touring a nuclear power plant, looked down at the cooling pool, and went through the same calculation - that you would have to swim way, way down in the pool before you got a serious radiation dose.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 10:09 PM (I2/tG)
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What radio-isotopes may have dissolved in the water?

Posted by: Ciampino - some cesium-137? at September 30, 2022 11:00 PM (qfLjt)

187 Yeah yeah tentacles, but how about Okkeruipe the "flatulent monster" that...farts and gets the blame placed on other people. That's what he does with his supernatural powers.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:54 PM


The Nurikabe. It just likes being a wall.

Posted by: King Gidorah at September 30, 2022 11:01 PM (VrVjC)

188 We played in a venue one night that had a barmaid with an absolute rocking body, looked like maybe 20 years old from behind. She had her back turned to us. She turned around and oh..my..god. Somebody done fucked up on the assembly line. She looked old as dirt. She must have made a deal with the devil. No frigging way that head belonged on that body.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:54 PM (VwHCD)

and at 63? Now you know what I am looking for... /smile

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 11:01 PM (oHd/0)

189 186 Posted by: Ciampino - some cesium-137? at September 30, 2022 11:00 PM (qfLjt)

nothing worse than swimming in the blue water of route 4 back home in Dayton....

you either get super powers or your skin melts....take your pick.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:02 PM (Lzpvj)

190 in fairness, the story should have read houston husband and wife too stupid to know when to say nothing.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 30, 2022 11:02 PM (UCPrY)

191 nothing worse than swimming in the blue water of route 4 back home in Dayton....

you either get super powers or your skin melts....take your pick.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:02 PM (Lzpvj)

Yeah, the whole Nietz thing? where that which does not kill you makes you stronger?

I should be Superman by now if true.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 11:03 PM (oHd/0)

192 in fairness, the story should have read houston husband and wife too stupid to know when to say nothing.

No kidding. Some people.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 11:04 PM (KFhLj)

193 158 That Castreau photoshop is priceless. Everyone know he loves to play dress-up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 10:44 PM (ZbUyx)
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Yes but pink in Blackface would have been a hoot.

Posted by: Ciampino - send Castreau some Kiwi polish at September 30, 2022 11:05 PM (qfLjt)

194 in fairness, the story should have read houston husband and wife too stupid to know when to say nothing.

No kidding. Some people.
Posted by: b


in fairness, I know, right?

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 30, 2022 11:05 PM (UCPrY)

195
Probably a heavy smoker. Tobacco smoke does that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 10:57 PM (ZbUyx)

No, I mean old. Not just a lot of miles on her. I mean like genuinely fucking old. She wore a thin low cut top, had a great rack, real no less, because when I left a tip on the bar she pulled her top down, stuck the bill in some water on the bar, and stuck the bill right to her tit like a pasty. That head was from a 70 year old stuck on a 20 year old body. Not that 70 is uber old, but not with a body like that, She was wearing shorts and those looked good too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 11:09 PM (VwHCD)

196 Eh if we were a true culture we would have demigods representing catfishing, identity theft, and nigerian scammers...
I think one of the causatives of this all falling apart and the freak zoomers is the decline of our teaching kids fairy tales, fables, and tall tales.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 10:58 PM (Lzpvj)


Monsters, all of them.


https://youtu.be/GEWnXmDfVZg

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 11:09 PM (xhaym)

197 195 like Dorian Gray, except hers is a nude centerfold but the face is hidden

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 11:12 PM (p/nbH)

198 18 Shoot and skoot...
Yup!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:05 PM (anj39)
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I was expecting a returning round to explode on their original firing position ..... what am I missing?

Posted by: Ciampino - - - at September 30, 2022 11:12 PM (qfLjt)

199 I read that the stars "sing" so I imagine tha the sun does too. We are just "deaf" to it.

Good evening all

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:14 PM (fivxw)

200

I would be broke and crying in my beer if I were still in my communist "home" town.

I'm so happy I could vomit rainbows.

Thank G-d for this blessing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 10:53 PM


Nice!

Congrats on landing in a welcoming spot.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 11:15 PM (HlyYF)

201 I was expecting a returning round to explode on their original firing position ..... what am I missing?
Posted by: Ciampino - - - at September 30, 2022 11:12 PM (qfLjt)


Watch closely.
Return round is high and slightly to the left.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 11:15 PM (anj39)

202 Yankee candle is a mimeograph? I'm right on the divide for boomer/genX and I think the mimeograph was barely still around when I was in grade school.

Nostalgic scent yes, but I doubt younger genXers experienced it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 30, 2022 10:19 PM (3cGpq)

I'm in the low 50's in age and I remember the fragrant purple pages quite well! I'd buy a candle

Posted by: CaliforniaGirl (Not Caligirl) at September 30, 2022 11:16 PM (L9+g/)

203 Not that 70 is uber old, but not with a body like that, She was wearing shorts and those looked good too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 11:09 PM (VwHCD)

My work there was done.

Posted by: Beer Goggles at September 30, 2022 11:17 PM (7bRMQ)

204 I was expecting a returning round to explode on their original firing position ..... what am I missing?

Posted by: Ciampino - - - at September 30, 2022 11:12 PM (qfLjt)

they scooted after they shooted.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 11:17 PM (VwHCD)

205 Bunch of guys I did some sports with, were excited about getting together to watch "pro" wrestling. I didn't get it ... one guy, serious job, just kinda laughed it off.

Forget his exact explanation, but basically, like soap operas, they get into it.

Going back to my high school years, kids on the street playing basketball, my good friend just couldn't miss his soap opera. idk ... weird, but it seems to be a more dominant part of (average?) human nature than "we the AoS Erudits" would hope for. (I don't remember the noun form of erudite, but maybe it is erudit?)

same with anime, but maybe I just don't comprehend the concept of living to attain some altered (physical) state. I certainly don't have IT all figured out, so maybe it is only about strange sex and altered state experiences ... and peyote? to reach the ultimate?

heh ... I'm trying to stick with the fundamentals, but also to build on them, instead of being stuck in "childish ways". But those with family and military experience, or whatever, probably have deeper enlightenment, in some ways at least. But every man is right in his own eyes .. that is as deep as I can get ... lol.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 11:18 PM (Cus5s)

206 Mindful

If you're still here, sorry to hear about the restriction of your speech on the Internet.: (

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:18 PM (fivxw)

207 44 40 Wait, you guys can't hear the sun?
Posted by: Guy who the sun is always yelling at at September 30, 2022 10:13 PM (jctjU)

Yes, but only on days with a real bad hangover.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:14 PM (Ti+Tv)
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Shutup out there! Blasted goldfish .....
(Shifting Sands - The Goonshow/BBC)

Posted by: Ciampino - - - never had a hangover at September 30, 2022 11:19 PM (qfLjt)

208 My work there was done.

Posted by: Beer Goggles at September 30, 2022 11:17 PM (7bRMQ)

No, not beer goggles. If it was beer goggles she would have looked like sofia vergara, not helen thomas.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 11:19 PM (VwHCD)

209 198 18 Shoot and skoot...
Yup!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:05 PM (anj39)
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I was expecting a returning round to explode on their original firing position ..... what am I missing?

Posted by: Ciampino - - - at September 30, 2022 11:12 PM


At about the 7 second mark, an anti-tank missile skims just over the top of the tank. Probably would have got the turret when they were on their slightly higher shooting position.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 11:20 PM (HlyYF)

210 When we used to inventory the battalion's "classified govern!ent high explosives" we were required to wear dosimeters. I asked.our nuke guy if they worked? He just shrugged. "No idea."
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:26 PM

When I started working in a lab they gave me a dosimeter. A few years later EH&S took them away because it gave a bad look to the University.
Posted by: Flyguy

that's really sad. i was responsible for calibrating them as the warhead custodian in my Nike unit. null hypothesis. the warheads were leak proof, because the dosimeters never registered a roentgen dose. ever.

*rolls eyes*
sure they were.

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 30, 2022 11:20 PM (3CCua)

211 I have to post this again just because he's such a cutie. My 18 month old Grandson Jaxson has figured out the secret to stairs:

Tinyurl.com/Action-Jaxson

So glad I am finally in Florida.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (Gda1b)

He's adorable! <3

Posted by: CaliforniaGirl (Not Caligirl) at September 30, 2022 11:21 PM (L9+g/)

212 205 Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 11:18 PM (Cus5s)

Inside every adult is the child that was forged and tempered into the adult they are through the loving efforts of friends, family, and mentors and the whims of fate.

Look how many people resisted walking away from the NFL and for how long paying a group of primadonnas to hate and disrespect them.

Humans are strange, but I am blessed to limp along amongst them.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:21 PM (Lzpvj)

213 Why does FedEx lie? Had to send another package. Said out for delivery, now no delivery. Probably Tuesday again.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 30, 2022 11:21 PM (7bRMQ)

214 Thank G-d for this blessing.

Amen

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:21 PM (fivxw)

215 that's really sad. i was responsible for calibrating them as the warhead custodian in my Nike unit. null hypothesis. the warheads were leak proof, because the dosimeters never registered a roentgen dose. ever.

*rolls eyes*
sure they were.
Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 30, 2022 11:20 PM (3CCua)
***

Rads make you sad!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 11:23 PM (anj39)

216 213 Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 30, 2022 11:21 PM (7bRMQ)

Fred X is falling apart because they went to "contractors" and not employees....

they cannot be assed to be bothered to barely be more competent than the USPS.

It sucks, logistical excellence is my 2d faith.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:23 PM (Lzpvj)

217 I would take a Yankee Candle that smells like Jet-A. Love that smell

Posted by: Trog04 at September 30, 2022 11:23 PM (wfZwW)

218 213 Why does FedEx lie?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 30, 2022 11:21 PM


Same reason as politicians - it benefits them in the short term, and they never seem to pay any price for lying in the long term.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 11:24 PM (HlyYF)

219 50 Damn, now that's a hillbilly engine hoist.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:15 PM (VwHCD)
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That's one that needs the 'Why Women Live Longer' label.

Posted by: Ciampino - - - Iy's not yet a teeter-totter at September 30, 2022 11:24 PM (qfLjt)

220 "Shoot and skoot... Yup!" Posted by: Diogenes

for a year I lived with and worked with (in his business) a Vietnam vet, he told me of going out and measuring incoming mortar rounds angles, so as to return accurate fire.

Pretty hard ass, he was not just a grunt, forget his rank. ... (not one of those college edumacated morons that got grenades tossed in their tents after getting men killed, or that is "the story") He was in the field taking the same risk as his men. Impressive Stuff. Can't only imagine it really, but it changed a lot of men.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 11:26 PM (Cus5s)

221 218 Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 11:24 PM (HlyYF)

I raised unholy hell with their phone people enough to get a regional manager on the phone thanks to the inability of their retarded flying monkeys to not make freight distressed by confusing third street and mechanic's.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:26 PM (Lzpvj)

222 I'm in the low 50's in age

I'm just slightly younger. We had them all they way through high school. I was a cheesehead at the time. Maybe other places were more technologically advanced.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 11:27 PM (KFhLj)

223 So glad I am finally in Florida.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 10:24 PM (Gda1b)

...and South Carolina...and North Carolina...and Georgia...

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 11:29 PM (anj39)

224 Signs you've been knitting too long: You immediately recognize that those skeins of yarn are the perfect color and size for a Jayne Hat. In fact, you might be able to make two out of that amount.

Posted by: pookysgirl, working on knitting a dog sweater at September 30, 2022 11:29 PM (XKZwp)

225 Humans are strange, but I am blessed to limp along amongst them.

I'm listening to some podcasts by matt brown on a personality test called the enneagram. 9 different types, strengths, weaknesses, fears, needs. Good way to better understand and build relationships.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:29 PM (fivxw)

226 There is this in Commiefornia...

"POOKIEBLUE" is actually a form of "Chemical Warfare" currently being waged by the CHICOMS via the MEXICO CARTELS upon the USA. Deaths this year surpass Firearm, Motor vehicle and Cancer deaths.

Uncle Joe has not a clue...(shhhhissss (because he is not running the country...nor has he ever been) Hey Berry...Hey Berry...not in the ALOHA states are you Berry Boy!!

Posted by: Nightwatch at September 30, 2022 11:29 PM (J00IM)

227 I was doing other stuff, but people I'd run into who were working on defense conversion programs for the russkis and Ukes and others back in the 90s took to wearing dosimeter badges under their clothes. I remember one saying there was a factory where they suspiciously eyed but did not approach a collection of barrels near one entrance. When they checked their badges later ..... bad.

And then there were the remote weather stations that were run off some radioisotope power. Naturally they'd lost track of them down in the Caucasus, and there were fears they'd make good dirty bomb fixin's, so a minor and brief panic ensued until they were secured.

Children, matches. Russians/Soviets, nuclear energy.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2022 11:32 PM (OTzUX)

228
No, not beer goggles. If it was beer goggles she would have looked like sofia vergara, not helen thomas.

You needed a few more beers. The effect must have started at the floor and was working its way up and didn't make it to the head.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:32 PM (fivxw)

229 So glad I am finally in Florida.

Posted by: S


In fairness, you get warning

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 30, 2022 11:33 PM (UCPrY)

230 I raised unholy hell with their phone people enough to get a regional manager on the phone thanks to the inability of their retarded flying monkeys to not make freight distressed by confusing third street and mechanic's.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:26 PM


I obviously failed to add the "sven corollary" to my lament.

They DO pay a price if sven reams them a new lower orifice.

Unfortunately, with the massive proliferation of lying politicians, journalists, etc., I am afraid the "sven corollary" will require that you work 24/7!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 11:33 PM (HlyYF)

231 I think one of the causatives of this all falling apart and the freak zoomers is the decline of our teaching kids fairy tales, fables, and tall tales.
Posted by: sven
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I doubt that kids read 'The Little Red Hen' anymore.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 11:33 PM (PoAMp)

232 for a year I lived with and worked with (in his business) a Vietnam vet, he told me of going out and measuring incoming mortar rounds angles, so as to return accurate fire.

Pretty hard ass, he was not just a grunt, forget his rank. ... (not one of those college edumacated morons that got grenades tossed in their tents after getting men killed, or that is "the story") He was in the field taking the same risk as his men. Impressive Stuff. Can't only imagine it really, but it changed a lot of men.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 11:26 PM (Cus5s)
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SHELLREPS. Pretty clever what you can do with them.
One rule though...wait until the shelling stops before getting out and digging about.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 11:34 PM (anj39)

233 pookysgirl, working on knitting a dog sweater at

What kind of dog do you have?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:35 PM (fivxw)

234 I doubt that kids read 'The Little Red Hen' anymore.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 11:33 PM


I don't know any adult Democrats that would even understand the lesson of that story.

Nor the story about The Ant and the Grasshopper.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 11:36 PM (HlyYF)

235 225 Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:29 PM (fivxw)

Enneagram like MBTI measures something....

5w7, INTJ-T

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:36 PM (Lzpvj)

236 Eight years in college and she doesn't know it's "among the deaf students and me." Rawr, open the schoolteacher trap door.

Posted by: Sarahw at September 30, 2022 11:37 PM (g1vnC)

237 8w7 egads the typo monster

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:37 PM (Lzpvj)

238 231 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 11:33 PM (PoAMp)

They also totally misunderstand the Princess and the Pea.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:38 PM (Lzpvj)

239 I would take a Yankee Candle that smells like Jet-A. Love that smell
Posted by: Trog04
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One of my favorites, Smoking Tire: https://tinyurl.com/5n6hjz5e

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 11:38 PM (gMoVp)

240 "I read a study once that said deaf people who regain their hearing commonly are surprised that the sun doesn't make noise. I found that interesting."

It does when you have a hangover.

Posted by: SARDiver at September 30, 2022 11:39 PM (Cmxw7)

241 It was a grievous mistake the last few generations made. If they had treated socialism like they treated national socialism we wouldn't be in the mess we are now.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 10:28 PM -
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That spectrum showing communism as opposite to fascism was purpose-built to cause that mistake.

Posted by: irright at September 30, 2022 11:39 PM (NTUk0)

242 I think one of the causatives of this all falling apart and the freak zoomers is the decline of our teaching kids fairy tales, fables, and tall tales.
Posted by: sven

The old man, the boy, and the donkey

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:39 PM (fivxw)

243 Enneagram like MBTI measures something....

5w7, INTJ-T
Posted by:


in fairness, intjs are half the commenters at the hq

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 30, 2022 11:40 PM (UCPrY)

244 Now I know how close I can swim to spent nuclear fuel rods without growing a second head.

The HQ: News you can use.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 30, 2022 11:40 PM (Qzn2/)

245
They also totally misunderstand the Princess and the Pea.
Posted by: sven
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All of those were morality plays. There were lessons to be learned. I doubt they even play 'Simon Says' anymore.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 11:40 PM (gMoVp)

246 "POOKIEBLUE" is actually a form of "Chemical Warfare" currently being waged by the CHICOMS via the MEXICO CARTELS upon the USA.

Posted by: Nightwatch at September 30, 2022 11:29 PM (J00IM)

I can CONFIRM that my POOKY has not been to California in the last five years, and hasn't done anything more than a layover in 25 years (his family went to Disneyland).

Posted by: pookysgirl literally has a tracker on Pooky at September 30, 2022 11:41 PM (XKZwp)

247 "Look how many people resisted walking away from the NFL and for how long paying a group of primadonnas to hate and disrespect them. Humans are strange, but I am blessed to limp along amongst them." Posted by: sven

Sure, but the old "soap opera addiction" was expanded (by outside powers, controlling Hollywood and media) into coercive "brainwashing". So "we" need to recognize the psychological warfare tools of our enemy. This is not an easy task, especially as they have taken the High Hills of power (controlling all media and even the DoJ and FBI).

Limping along with those that succumbed? I get your point that we are all mortal, but we should resist with all our might. We are right, we are not the cripples, we are at war, and we are (mostly) the righteous ones. This makes us morally/spiritually Strong.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 11:41 PM (Cus5s)

248 The priest, the rabbi and the kangaroo > The old man, the boy, and the donkey

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 30, 2022 11:41 PM (Qzn2/)

249 >>I was once touring a nuclear power plant, looked down at the cooling pool, and went through the same calculation - that you would have to swim way, way down in the pool before you got a serious radiation dose.

I've done more than my fair share of stupid shit but I never once thought about diving into a nuclear cooling pool. Not at any depth.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 11:42 PM (ZLI7S)

250 102 90 C'mon, man! Those ladders are probably rated at 325 lbs. max.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 10:22 PM (z+OQR)

Those guys calculated all the forces and weights. The same team helped the Dukes calculate and plan all those car jumps down in Hazzard County.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2022 10:25 PM (Ti+Tv)
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They should have been consulted on that pedestrian bridge.

Posted by: Ciampino - - - It's not yet a teeter-totter at September 30, 2022 11:43 PM (qfLjt)

251 5w7, INTJ-T
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:36 PM (Lzpvj)

5W7 sounds like some oddball rectifier tube with mismatched diodes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 11:43 PM (n8uJ4)

252 What kind of dog do you have?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:35 PM (fivxw)

Pooky's new service dog is a purebred Golden Retriever. I really need to email the Pet Thread pics sometime. :S

Posted by: pookysgirl, a kitty "safe space" at September 30, 2022 11:43 PM (XKZwp)

253 243 Posted by: confederatefifth at September 30, 2022 11:40 PM (UCPrY)

It is "trendy" I was told I was one when I was seven when they were deciding whether to put me ahead a few grades-mom refused.

If you watch me at work in the field you'd think I was either an ENTP or ESFP depending on what the situation is.

I think Jung was a proponent of what has evolved into the 4 sides of the mind theorem concerning archetyping.

Your ego is your main type, there is the unconscious mind the esfp, the subnscious mind the entp, and the superego the ISFJ.....

I think where modern "fans" of personality classification destroy its utility is when they pretend that it is a predicative model rather than a measuring stick.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:47 PM (Lzpvj)

254 "SHELLREPS. Pretty clever what you can do with them.
One rule though...wait until the shelling stops before getting out and digging about." Posted by: Diogenes

good to know ... I'll remember that for when the FBI is shelling my position in the coming FBI war against American patriots .. but I'll only use it to know which direction to run away. heh ...

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 11:48 PM (Cus5s)

255 You needed a few more beers. The effect must have started at the floor and was working its way up and didn't make it to the head.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:32 PM (fivxw)

(shrugs)
Made it to one head.

Posted by: Beer Goggles at September 30, 2022 11:48 PM (7bRMQ)

256 Does Sears still honor the warranty on their Craftsman tools? I was tearing apart an old 28 volt military genset today (rusted mess, not restorable) and got two of the field coils out using my Craftsman hammer-on impact driver, but when I went to remove a screw for the third pole piece, the square shank of the impact driver snapped clean off.

I drilled out the remaining 4 screws in my drill press. Probably got 5 pounds of copper out of the sucker.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 11:48 PM (n8uJ4)

257 Your ego is your main type, there is the unconscious mind the esfp, the subnscious mind the entp, and the superego the ISFJ.....

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Could I buy some pot from you?

Posted by: Larry Kroger at September 30, 2022 11:48 PM (Qzn2/)

258 The sun makes plenty of noise. You just can't hear it through space.

Posted by: TB at September 30, 2022 11:49 PM (Ur3df)

259 I must admit that I don't get the made in Italy meme.

Posted by: MammaB at September 30, 2022 11:50 PM (/2zBO)

260 258 The sun makes plenty of noise. You just can't hear it through space.
Posted by: TB at September 30, 2022 11:49 PM (Ur3df)

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*fistbump*

Posted by: Pythagoras at September 30, 2022 11:50 PM (Qzn2/)

261 I just completed a online meyer briggs but it wanted an email for the results so I didn't get the results. I don't remember what I was last time I took it.

I am a 9 on the enneagram.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:51 PM (fivxw)

262 257 Posted by: Larry Kroger at September 30, 2022 11:48 PM (Qzn2/)

The day after I came in out of the field this month a tweaker knocked on my door trying to score....

told him "wrong house"

Anyway serious study of human cognition and psychology has devolved into a combination of scrying and astrology.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:51 PM (Lzpvj)

263 I hear the sun, but he's always so damned sarcastic that i just ignore him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 11:52 PM (r46W7)

264 >>>The sun makes plenty of noise. You just can't hear it through space.

>It sounds like a photon torpedo when Kirk is getting chippy.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 11:53 PM (z+OQR)

265 The sun makes plenty of noise. You just can't hear it through space.
Posted by: TB at September 30, 2022 11:49 PM (Ur3df)

I wonder if there is any "granularity" to sunlight, or the Solar wind, or other emissions from the Sun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 11:53 PM (n8uJ4)

266 WD, I've always appreciated your meme game. You are the only COB who comes in hot dropping loads.
Dare I say you have pushed Ace to up is meme game. Perchance.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at September 30, 2022 11:53 PM (Ef/qS)

267 261 Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 30, 2022 11:51 PM (fivxw)

I think the enneagram is an interesting exercise, like the MBTI it attempts to measure the corners of psychology....

At the end of the day as predicative models they are all doomed, not the least in that the individual cannot really see themselves as others do.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:54 PM (Lzpvj)

268 263 I hear the sun, but he's always so damned sarcastic that i just ignore him.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 11:52 PM (r46W7)

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The only path to the father is by listening to the sun.

Posted by: St. Paul at September 30, 2022 11:54 PM (Qzn2/)

269 The M-16 thing gets me.
I remember a unit losing one when I was stationed at Ft Lewis and the whole post was locked down.
Now...I wonder where I can pick up some tank track?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 11:55 PM (anj39)

270
I doubt that kids read 'The Little Red Hen' anymore.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Or The Emperor's New Clothes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 11:55 PM (63Dwl)

271 18 Shoot and skoot...
Yup!
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 10:05 PM (anj39)


More affectionately known as the "Berm Drill"

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at September 30, 2022 11:56 PM (8C7+r)

272 "you would have to swim way, way down in the pool before you got a serious radiation dose."

I vaguely recall that worm guy from Fukushima days, where he mentioned places (caves?) where there was (relatively) high radiation, and people would go there for "treatment".

It is all about the dosage .. but for cancer treatment there is ivermectin, accept no substitute... heh. It is too cheap to be marketed, so instead they killed a half million (with Covid, denied early treatment) by making it illegal or unavailable, to make BigPharma profit, because that is how the Birx/Fauci rolls.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 11:57 PM (Cus5s)

273 I doubt that kids read 'The Little Red Hen' anymore.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Or The Emperor's New Clothes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 11:55 PM (63Dwl)

Or Little Res Riding Hood: don't trust wolves dressed up in women's clothes.

Posted by: CaliforniaGirl (Not Caligirl) at September 30, 2022 11:58 PM (L9+g/)

274
I hear the sun, but he's always so damned sarcastic that i just ignore him.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Asshole sun. What a bum. What a bum.

https://youtu.be/1esxCDdAX5k

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 11:58 PM (63Dwl)

275 ..I must admit that I don't get the made in Italy meme.
Posted by: MammaB at September 30, 2022 11:50 PM (/2zBO)


The Mateba (semi) Automatic Revolver is made by Chiappa in Italy. Far as I know, it's always been an Italian product.

Where the Aussie thing figures into that meme, is beyond me. With it's low bore-axis and semi-auto cycling, the Mateba is a fun gun to shoot, but one of the last I'd ever rely on if TSHTF. The Webley-Fosbury was a proven Semi-Auto Revolver, save for it's anemic .455 round. But, it *worked*, and that, pretty damn reliably. The Mateba is more Gadget than Gun, but I still don't want one pointed at ME!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 30, 2022 11:58 PM (e6UQI)

276 *Red

Posted by: CaliforniaGirl (Not Caligirl) at September 30, 2022 11:59 PM (L9+g/)

277 Or The Emperor's New Clothes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 11:55 PM (63Dwl)

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The Emperor's New Clothes hits a little too close to home, politically.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 30, 2022 11:59 PM (Qzn2/)

278 275 Posted by: Jim at September 30, 2022 11:58 PM (e6UQI)

The functioning Mateba is called a Rhino....

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:59 PM (Lzpvj)

279 BTW, is Hillary still selling herself as gutsy?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:01 AM (Qzn2/)

280 I think the enneagram is an interesting exercise, like the MBTI it attempts to measure the corners of psychology...

I like understanding people's motivations and fears. It makes for more positive and effective interactions.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at October 01, 2022 12:02 AM (fivxw)

281 The day after I came in out of the field this month a tweaker knocked on my door trying to score....

told him "wrong house"
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Wow. Your tweakers knock?

Posted by: Diogenes at October 01, 2022 12:02 AM (anj39)

282 I vaguely recall that worm guy from Fukushima days, where he mentioned places (caves?) where there was (relatively) high radiation, and people would go there for "treatment".

It is all about the dosage .. but for cancer treatment there is ivermectin, accept no substitute... heh. It is too cheap to be marketed, so instead they killed a half million (with Covid, denied early treatment) by making it illegal or unavailable, to make BigPharma profit, because that is how the Birx/Fauci rolls.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 11:57 PM (Cus5s)

There is a Radon Health Mine near Boulder, Montana, which is like 30 minutes south of Helena.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 01, 2022 12:04 AM (n8uJ4)

283 The Emperor's New Clothes hits a little too close to home, politically.

Indeed. No wonder TPTB removed the story from gvt curriculum.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at October 01, 2022 12:04 AM (fivxw)

284 Wow. Your tweakers knock?
Posted by: Diogenes at October 01, 2022 12:02 AM (anj39)

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Every time they hit my knees.

Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi at October 01, 2022 12:05 AM (Qzn2/)

285

Someone tweaker takes his pants off and the rafters knock
Rock is dead, they say
Long live rock, long live rock, long live rock

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 01, 2022 12:06 AM (63Dwl)

286 281 Posted by: Diogenes at October 01, 2022 12:02 AM (anj39)

He seemed confused about the neighborhood....anyway within 72 hours two homes within a two block radius had been robbed with another thwarted by a barking dog.

Detectives investigating led to the amateur recreational distribution specialists fleeing.....

thank God for double aught.

Posted by: sven at October 01, 2022 12:06 AM (Lzpvj)

287 Or The Emperor's New Clothes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 11:55 PM (63Dwl)

My 5 grader just read it, but she goes to a classical curriculum school.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 01, 2022 12:06 AM (7bRMQ)

288 BTW, is Hillary still selling herself as gutsy?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:01 AM (Qzn2/)

Why not, she's got a big gut I'm sure.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 01, 2022 12:08 AM (7bRMQ)

289 My 5 grader just read it, but she goes to a classical curriculum school.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 01, 2022 12:06 AM (7bRMQ)

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Next stop: Aeschylus

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:08 AM (Qzn2/)

290 Howdy all, what's shaking tonight? TY for the Fri ONT WD, your work is appreciated

Posted by: Farmer at October 01, 2022 12:09 AM (55Qr6)

291 thank God for double aught.
Posted by: sven at October 01, 2022 12:06 AM (Lzpvj


Indeed.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 01, 2022 12:09 AM (anj39)

292 ..The functioning Mateba is called a Rhino....
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:59 PM (Lzpvj)


Well, everything in Africa which lies South of the Equator i "Down Under", so why not? An Aussie Rhino, FTW!

/s

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:10 AM (e6UQI)

293 275 ..I must admit that I don't get the made in Italy meme.
Posted by: MammaB at September 30, 2022 11:50 PM (/2zBO)

The Mateba (semi) Automatic Revolver is made by Chiappa in Italy. Far as I know, it's always been an Italian product.
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Fun fact: Chiappa means buttock. I guess a lot of teasing in school.

Posted by: Ciampino - - It's not yet a teeter-totter at October 01, 2022 12:11 AM (qfLjt)

294 Fun fact: Chiappa means buttock. I guess a lot of teasing in school.
Posted by: Ciampino - - It's not yet a teeter-totter at October 01, 2022 12:11 AM (qfLjt)

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What do they call assless chiappas?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:12 AM (Qzn2/)

295 293 Posted by: Ciampino - - It's not yet a teeter-totter at October 01, 2022 12:11 AM (qfLjt)

There is a sublime irony in discussing a gun named the butt rhino....

Butt RiNO

Mitt Romney

Posted by: sven at October 01, 2022 12:12 AM (Lzpvj)

296 Next stop: Aeschylus

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:08 AM (Qzn2/)

It's Latin based, no Greek at this point.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 01, 2022 12:13 AM (7bRMQ)

297 It's Latin based, no Greek at this point.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 01, 2022 12:13 AM (7bRMQ)

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The Latins stole all their highest culture from the Greeks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:14 AM (Qzn2/)

298 297 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:14 AM (Qzn2/)

Heh

//Ertruria

Posted by: sven at October 01, 2022 12:17 AM (Lzpvj)

299 Well, it is getting kinda sleepy here. Time for me to get some ZZZ's. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 01, 2022 12:17 AM (n8uJ4)

300 METH these days and BLUE are about the Dopamine receptors in the human brain that are destroyed by said drugs most times on a PERMANENT basis these days which is WHY you see these former humans doing what they do on our city streets every day.

IT is because they have lost their sense of being a productive human in our society...they have lost their sense of being...HUMAN

And WE PRODUCTIVE HUMANS are left to try and clean up this TRAGEDY !!! Newsome is a "FU*KWAD

They are Zombies now...well at least not trying to eat us but a COMPLETE BURDEN and crime ridden Scio paths in their existence in our social sphere.

Posted by: Nightwatch at October 01, 2022 12:18 AM (J00IM)

301 The sun makes plenty of noise. You just can't hear it through space.
Posted by: TB at September 30, 2022 11:49 PM (Ur3df)

I wonder if there is any "granularity" to sunlight, or the Solar wind, or other emissions from the Sun.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 11:53 PM (n8uJ4)

Of course there is. The big discovery around 1900 is that light is quantized into particles, and you can't make one without the energy for it that is proportional to frequency.

Before that the classical math predicted that literally everything should be emitting infinite amounts of radiation since were more high frequency 'slots' than low frequency. But adding the particle with a minimum energy meant that these high energy photons were too costly to make and fitted the measurements perfectly.

Thus quantum mechanics and all that.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:19 AM (NkGvj)

302 I call bullshit on the Americans in London bit. The food looks too delicious for Limey vittles.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2022 12:20 AM (KYKwc)

303 BTW, is Hillary still selling herself as gutsy?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:01 AM (Qzn2/)

Why not, she's got a big gut I'm sure.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 01, 2022 12:08 AM (7bRMQ)

Guntzilla.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 12:20 AM (VwHCD)

304 I wonder if there is any "granularity" to sunlight, or the Solar wind, or other emissions from the Sun.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 11:53 PM (n8uJ4)

Solar wind are actual particles and nuclei blasted out of the sun's atmosphere by shock waves and sail out in all directions at near light-speed.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:22 AM (NkGvj)

305 Nightwatch is right about tweekers. Zombies, indeed.

Funny thing. They all develop the same skeletal-muscular "tics", pretty much walk the same, and etc.

A cop's* trained eye can spot a tweeker spazzing along the sidewalk from a full quarter mile or more. They're like a neon sign of fucked-upped-ness.

* or experienced cynic.

Dignity Canal is the tweeker's only hope for redemption.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:22 AM (e6UQI)

306 Where the Aussie thing figures into that meme

It's upside down. Barrel on the bottom. They're not all A material.

You are the only COB who comes in hot dropping loads.

Umm. Thanks? I think?

Posted by: Weirddave at October 01, 2022 12:22 AM (T05Cn)

307 BTW, is Hillary still selling herself as gutsy?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:01 AM (Qzn2/)

You see the size of her mumus? Lots of guts in there

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:23 AM (NkGvj)

308 Solar wind are actual particles and nuclei blasted out of the sun's atmosphere by shock waves and sail out in all directions at near light-speed.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:22 AM (NkGvj)

I love this kind of stuff. Wish I had learned more of it in school.

Posted by: CaliforniaGirl (Not Caligirl) at October 01, 2022 12:23 AM (L9+g/)

309 They also totally misunderstand the Princess and the Pea.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 11:38 PM (Lzpvj)


WHOOOOOO! Another six pack and I will pee through Twenty mattresses, EASY!

Posted by: Young Drunken Kindltot at October 01, 2022 12:23 AM (xhaym)

310 Solar wind are actual particles and nuclei blasted out of the sun's atmosphere by shock waves and sail out in all directions at near light-speed.
Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:22 AM (NkGvj)

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Particles? Or the probability of a particle?

Posted by: Erwin Schrodinger at October 01, 2022 12:23 AM (Qzn2/)

311 Encountered a genuine "renewable energy" true believer on another site today.

This fucktard seriously believes that the entire electric grid can be replaced with solar in two years.

Even if the storage problem were solved (it isn't) and the solar cells were free (they aren't), it'd be more like 20 years at least.

He got pissed off when I asked him how the juice was supposed to get from Snowflake's backyard solar panel to, say, an aluminum smelting plant without some type of grid.

I wish I'd thought to point out that Germany is currently running an experiment on his nuclear-free and natural gas-free utopia, and that we should have some good results come February or so.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:24 AM (bW8dp)

312 Where the Aussie thing figures into that meme

It's upside down. Barrel on the bottom. They're not all A material.

Ohhhh!
(facepalm)

Posted by: CaliforniaGirl (Not Caligirl) at October 01, 2022 12:24 AM (L9+g/)

313 I couldn't talk Ms G into selling our Naples place last early spring. There was still a buying frenzy and we could have made out like bandits. I said we'll just stick all the stuff in storage and see what happens.

And look what happened. The house is fine unless it takes FPL three months to get power up again, but the town is wrecked and the real estate market is through the floor.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 01, 2022 12:26 AM (bQ0/l)

314 Farmer!! I am glad that you are here, finally got you added to the prayer list, it should be there tomorrow. How are you doing??

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 12:27 AM (a4EWo)

315 My SEP IRA needs to be added to the prayer list.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:28 AM (Qzn2/)

316 Well, WD, then a Glock can be an Equatorial Pistol, too.

Gangstas be holdin' it on it's side, right on the 90 degree latitude line, right?

(suggests Horde go look up "Homie Boy Night Sights" for your side-shootin' Glock edification)

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:29 AM (e6UQI)

317
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Purpose and permission in one concise, elegant sentence.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 01, 2022 12:29 AM (KATBx)

318 I wish I'd thought to point out that Germany is currently running an experiment on his nuclear-free and natural gas-free utopia, and that we should have some good results come February or so.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:24 AM (bW8dp)
***

Coldest I've ever been in my life was in February, in Germany. A place called Grafenwoher.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 01, 2022 12:30 AM (anj39)

319 Having no idea who/what Lizzo is, I googled it. The usual suspects (Rolling Stone, etc.) are saying conservatives are "melting down" over this Lizzo thing playing James Madison's crystal flute. Sarcasm and humor escape these jackagons...

Posted by: FriscoYoda at October 01, 2022 12:31 AM (S7une)

320 Otw home from the other side of Ft. Worth. Get this, the other team didn't arrange a chain gang for the game. The teams are lined up for kickoff and the refs are looking around. The chains and the box were lying there on the sidelines, but there was nobody to run them. A couple of other dads and I hopped the fence and worked the game.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 01, 2022 12:31 AM (T05Cn)

321 MARINERS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!

WHOOHOO!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 01, 2022 12:33 AM (U2p+3)

322 311 Encountered a genuine "renewable energy" true believer on another site today.

This fucktard seriously believes that the entire electric grid can be replaced with solar in two years.
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Well he probably assumes everyone, every home and factory, will have its own solar panel set, so no need for interconnection. Batteries will be so good that they'll store power for 48 hours usage. Too bad for the high latitude inhabitants.

Posted by: Ciampino -- It's not yet dark and cold at October 01, 2022 12:33 AM (qfLjt)

323 What they had there, WeirdDave, was a failure to communicate.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 12:34 AM (a4EWo)

324 Coldest I've ever been in my life was in February, in Germany. A place called Grafenwoher.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 01, 2022 12:30 AM (anj39)

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What you really needed was a flammenwerfer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:34 AM (Qzn2/)

325 > Guntzilla.

With a purposeful stagger and a flatulent sound
She smashes the harmless bollard down
She picks up a vase and she throws it at Bill
Obnoxious screeching both loud and shrill
Helpless staffers fear her cackle
Load her in the van with a block and tackle
Oh, no. Permanent Auntie Flow
Oh, no, Guntzilla

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:34 AM (bW8dp)

326 A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Purpose and permission in one concise, elegant sentence.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 01, 2022 12:29 AM (KATBx)

yeah, you would think so. I would think shall not be infringed means you stay away from it, all of it. No jail for this size mag, or that type of ammo, or that type gun, etc.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 12:35 AM (VwHCD)

327 > Too bad for the high latitude inhabitants.

Indeed. And too bad for any industrial/commercial use, which is the majority of electricity consumption.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:35 AM (bW8dp)

328 Europe dominoes thing is chefs kiss good.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 01, 2022 12:36 AM (3vQN0)

329 With a purposeful stagger and a flatulent sound
She smashes the harmless bollard down
She picks up a vase and she throws it at Bill
Obnoxious screeching both loud and shrill
Helpless staffers fear her cackle
Load her in the van with a block and tackle
Oh, no. Permanent Auntie Flow
Oh, no, Guntzilla

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:34 AM (bW8dp)

Well done. Totally awesome.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 12:36 AM (VwHCD)

330 It's been 21 years!!!!


Go M's!!!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 01, 2022 12:36 AM (U2p+3)

331 Solar wind are actual particles and nuclei blasted out of the sun's atmosphere by shock waves and sail out in all directions at near light-speed.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:22 AM (NkGvj)

I love this kind of stuff. Wish I had learned more of it in school.
Posted by: CaliforniaGirl (Not Caligirl) at October 01, 2022 12:23 AM (L9+g/)

you might want to look at Youtube, they might have informational videos often by quite good teachers. I remember finding ones by a hairdresser who duplicated ancient hairstyles using ancient tools, like using thread to lift curls and hold braids in place. Not what I would normally look out for, but interesting.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:37 AM (NkGvj)

332 > and the real estate market is through the floor.

Good time to buy more, iffin' y'all can 'ford it.

If an inheritance comes through before prices jump back up, that's what I'm planning to do.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:37 AM (bW8dp)

333 WHOOOO HOOOOOO!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 01, 2022 12:37 AM (U2p+3)

334 Lucky for us, batteries don't require the excavation of millions of metric tons of rare earth minerals that would leave an indelible scar on the face of Gaia, right?

Right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:37 AM (Qzn2/)

335 Jim, the .455 Webley round is not really anemic, it is a man stopper. In the original loading with a soft lead hollow base bullet is pretty effiicent
It isn't the .45 ACP, but that is why the .45 ACP was developed.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 01, 2022 12:39 AM (xhaym)

336 Lucky for us, batteries don't require the excavation of millions of metric tons of rare earth minerals that would leave an indelible scar on the face of Gaia, right?

Right?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:37 AM (Qzn2/)

well that all happens far away from their backyards so it doesn't happen.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:39 AM (NkGvj)

337 316 Well, WD, then a Glock can be an Equatorial Pistol, too.

Gangstas be holdin' it on it's side, right on the 90 degree latitude line, right?

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:29 AM (e6UQI)
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Latitude is given as an angle that ranges from –90° at the south pole to 90° at the north pole, with 0° at the Equator.

Posted by: Ciampino - It's not yet dark and cold at October 01, 2022 12:40 AM (qfLjt)

338 Song from Disneyland video is the ultimate late 90s song. A happy time. A time we will not see for a long time, if ever again. Pre 9/11, pre social media, pre leftist insanity. A happy time.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 01, 2022 12:40 AM (3vQN0)

339 If only there was PSYCH Facilities that we could put these people in. To dry them out and work to place them back in Society again...

PSYCH you all!!

These drugs are meant to destroy the mind. RE-HAB will not be an option for the majority.

As I have said...this is chemical warfare...time to wake up.

Posted by: Nightwatch at October 01, 2022 12:40 AM (J00IM)

340 WeirdDave, I've wondered what it would be like to work the chains in a football game.

Posted by: Theodore at October 01, 2022 12:41 AM (pGonq)

341 > Well done. Totally awesome.

Thanks! Scansion needs a bit of tweaking...

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:41 AM (bW8dp)

342 WHOOOO HOOOOOO!
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 01, 2022 12:37 AM (U2p+3)

My football team won their first playoff game in 31 years last winter and I attended that game. Went on to reach the big game too.

Gratz

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:42 AM (NkGvj)

343 The Bundy Ranch Standoff IS THE perfect illustration of what the 2nd Amendment actually means.

"The Shot Heard 'Round the World" at Concord? Was in response to the British are Coming... to do exactly what? To SIEZE the arms, cannon and powder of the Colonists at Concord.

And "Letters of Marquee and Reprisal" involved privately owned ships with their privately owned cannons.

PRAY that a major candidate for office will beat these points like a drum. Fuck this "hunting" and "self defense" tripe. 2A is for us to take out an overweening government, just like the Founders did with King George III.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:44 AM (e6UQI)

344 > If an inheritance comes through before prices jump back up, that's what I'm planning to do.

Just to be clear here... I'm not hoping for a relative to die. That relative has already gone to her reward.

The probate situation is...complicated.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:45 AM (bW8dp)

345 WeirdDave, I've wondered what it would be like to work the chains in a football game.

Posted by: Theodore at October 01, 2022 12:41 AM (pGonq)

Come on over, I'll show you how to work chains.

Posted by: Mistress Domina at October 01, 2022 12:46 AM (7bRMQ)

346 Thanks! Scansion needs a bit of tweaking...

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 01, 2022 12:41 AM (bW8dp)

Not too bad though. Just needs a little tweaking.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 12:46 AM (VwHCD)

347 ..WeirdDave, I've wondered what it would be like to work the chains in a football game. Posted by: Theodore at October 01, 2022 12:41 AM (pGonq)

Ask Joe Biden. "They're gonna put you BACK in chains!"

That's the sound of the man workin' on the chain..gaaaAAiingg!

/lol

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:48 AM (e6UQI)

348 PRAY that a major candidate for office will beat these points like a drum. Fuck this "hunting" and "self defense" tripe. 2A is for us to take out an overweening government, just like the Founders did with King George III.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:44 AM (e6UQI)

And by using whatever weapons any enemy would field against us. None of this Ohhh it only covers muskets bullshit. If russia uses AK47s, we use AK47s, etc etc

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 12:49 AM (VwHCD)

349 Theodore, it's not hard. When they spot the ball, the side judge comes and puts his foot down where the box (the thin that displays the down) goes. On first down, you get the box placed and the chain guys catch up and stretch the chains 10 years from the spot. If there's a measurement, the ref puts a clip on the chains at the X5 or X0 line in the middle of the chains, then walks out to the ball. He anchors the chains on that yard line, and then you stretch them tight, back, then forward. It's a fantastic vantage point to watch the game, but I don't usually do it at home games because the chains are on the visitor side of the field. Who wants to be on the enemy bench the whole game? Tonight we were the visitors, and so I spent the game surrounded by our boys and coaches, which was great.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 01, 2022 12:51 AM (T05Cn)

350 Just got back from the state fair. Saw Trace Adkins up close. He is a large dude - Bigfoot large.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 12:51 AM (RG7Wy)

351 I think her full name is Lizzo the Hutt.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 01, 2022 12:51 AM (vB3dI)

352 And by using whatever weapons any enemy would field against us. None of this Ohhh it only covers muskets bullshit. If russia uses AK47s, we use AK47s, etc etc
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 12:49 AM (VwHCD)

At the start of the Civil War there were quite a few units - cavalry, artillery, infantry that were just private militia units incorporated into the army on both sides.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:52 AM (NkGvj)

353 At the start of the Civil War there were quite a few units - cavalry, artillery, infantry that were just private militia units incorporated into the army on both sides.
Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 12:52 AM (NkGvj)

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But that was like, a thousand years ago.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 12:54 AM (Qzn2/)

354 ..Jim, the .455 Webley round is not really anemic, it is a man stopper. In the original loading with a soft lead hollow base bullet is pretty effiicent It isn't the .45 ACP, but that is why the .45 ACP was developed. Posted by: Kindltot at October 01, 2022 12:39 AM (xhaym)

Manstopper conceded, at Horse Combat distances. Say, out to fifteen yards or so.

Trajectory like a rainbow to even reach fifty yards. I've shot it. Comparison. .38 Spl. 148 gr. wadcutter, 4" bbl S&W. Holdover to hit "10" ring at 50 yards, aim at the upper "7" on the B-27 target. .455 round? Aim center head, for the same "10" ring hit.

There is NO .4xx round one should hope with which to be hit. Same with any .17 or .22. The .455 was fine for it's time, but when the horse's time was up, so was the .455's.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:56 AM (e6UQI)

355
Well we dodged a bullet. Ian tracked enough east of us that we didn't get much. Got a few strong gusts of winds this morning and mid afternoon. I forget to check the gauge, but I doubt we got too much over 1" of rain.

Now, I don't see Miklos here tonight. He got a little more wind and a little more rain, power may be out in his area, but I don't think it was too bad in his general area.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 01:00 AM (Mzdiz)

356 I like Trace Adkins.

But you can't trust a squatch.

Be wary.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 01, 2022 01:02 AM (KFhLj)

357 I will bow out for the night. Not to watch, but for rest so sorely needed.

Be well Horde.

Posted by: Nightwatch at October 01, 2022 01:02 AM (J00IM)

358 There is NO .4xx round one should hope with which to be hit. Same with any .17 or .22. The .455 was fine for it's time, but when the horse's time was up, so was the .455's.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 12:56 AM (e6UQI)
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I've got a (replica) 1847 Colt Walker with .457 lead. These guns are so large they were really supposed to be holstered in the saddle. When I opened the box and saw it for the first time I laughed out loud. A real LOL. Thing weighs 4.5 pounds unloaded. I believe it was the most powerful handgun until the .357 magnum? May have that wrong.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 01:03 AM (RG7Wy)

359 It's probably goulash night. You can't shake loose those Hungarians when goulash is on the table.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 01, 2022 01:03 AM (KFhLj)

360
My cousin did his last update a few hours ago, saying it looks like it's over for us, and that's a wrap. Interestingly, he said the wind was roaring over us at higher altitudes, but "cold air damming" was keeping that wind from getting down on the deck. Said this was due to Ian quickly losing "tropical characteristics". Up in the mountains, though, that wind can still get 'em. But that was several hours ago.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 01:04 AM (Mzdiz)

361 ..Latitude is given as an angle that ranges from –90° at the south pole to 90° at the north pole, with 0° at the Equator. Posted by: Ciampino - It's not yet dark and cold at October 01, 2022 12:40 AM (qfLjt)

I've made landfall on the island of Bourbounopolis. I claim this land for Teh Horde! *stabs flagpole right through top of left foot. ow*

I'm not as think as you drunk I am! But I might zero myself out on the equatorial sofa here before long. zzzz


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 01:04 AM (e6UQI)

362 I've made landfall on the island of Bourbounopolis. I claim this land for Teh Horde! *stabs flagpole right through top of left foot. ow*

I'm not as think as you drunk I am! But I might zero myself out on the equatorial sofa here before long. zzzz

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 01:04 AM (e6UQI)

Yeah, me too. I find myself without a damn thing to do tonight. The kitchen is all prepped for the counter top. The floor is done. I had to pull the sink base earlier, cut open the wall, and lower the drain in the wall because Mrs B wanted a deeper sink, so thats all done and back together. I have nothing to do tonight.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 01:09 AM (VwHCD)

363 I've got a (replica) 1847 Colt Walker with .457 lead. These guns are so large they were really supposed to be holstered in the saddle. When I opened the box and saw it for the first time I laughed out loud. A real LOL. Thing weighs 4.5 pounds unloaded. I believe it was the most powerful handgun until the .357 magnum? May have that wrong.
Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 01:03 AM (RG7Wy)

They might have improved the propellant from classic black powder in 1847 to the present which would give the newer guns an edge.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 01:10 AM (NkGvj)

364 Tis time. We had a birthday dinner (wifey) tonight at the Olive Garden and both of us are packed full of chicken parm and shrimp/lobster Alfredo. This OG has some good food and a waitstaff with the quaint notion that good service should be a cornerstone.

Always a good experience eating there.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 01, 2022 01:10 AM (KATBx)

365 ..I've got a (replica) 1847 Colt Walker with .457 lead. These guns are so large they were really supposed to be holstered in the saddle. When I opened the box and saw it for the first time I laughed out loud. A real LOL. Thing weighs 4.5 pounds unloaded. I believe it was the most powerful handgun until the .357 magnum? May have that wrong. Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 01:03 AM (RG7Wy)

You've got all of that right, actually. Saddle holsters were the thing for the most part, right up until the advent of the Colt's .36 cal. 1851 Navy, being one of the first repeaters light enough to be carried on the person.

Pro tip. The .36 Navy and later .357 Mag both share the same .357 bore diameter, along with the .38 Special. Reason being, the original .38 was measured on CASE diameter, with the "heel type" bullet having a narrower shank pressed into the mouth of the case. Outer diameter. 38 in. Diameter inside the mouth of the case? .357 in. So now your .357 Mag, fits nicely inside of that .38 in exterior diameter case. /historylesson

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 01:12 AM (e6UQI)

366 Always a good experience eating there.
Posted by: irongrampa at October 01, 2022 01:10 AM (KATBx)

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What was your bottomless breadstick count?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 01, 2022 01:13 AM (Qzn2/)

367 Good night, Jim and Bers. This place is getting awfully quiet, especially for a Friday night. Jeepers, I want to have a drink with somebody.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 01:14 AM (a4EWo)

368 340 WeirdDave, I've wondered what it would be like to work the chains in a football game.

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Watch out for the sweep to your side!

Posted by: NC Ref at October 01, 2022 01:14 AM (i/1K8)

369 Bourbon. My wife just got back from KY this evening. She was there helping to pick barrels for a local liquor store, and she brought back a bunch of bottles of stuff not locally available. I'm on my second small glass of barrel-strength stuff and I'm very, very relaxed. First one was a rum cask finished one; the current glass has a berry taste to it. Both from Peerless.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 01, 2022 01:14 AM (KFhLj)

370 @366

4 for me, plus we took 2 or 3 home. Takeout containers are required due to the size of the portions, the place FEEDS you. They have a reputation for it.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 01, 2022 01:16 AM (KATBx)

371 Good night, Jim and Bers. This place is getting awfully quiet, especially for a Friday night. Jeepers, I want to have a drink with somebody.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 01:14 AM (a4EWo)

I'm staying up. its 1am. I get my second wind about now. Club time chicky, club time. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 01:17 AM (VwHCD)

372 Berserker. Post Hurricane Ike, I'm the one that insisted on deep basin sinks here. So, I plumbed for that from the start.

Have already had to replace the first installation though. I don't care if the box said "Made in USA". Their "stainless" was obviously, Chineseium.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 01:17 AM (e6UQI)

373 Good night Debby. Yes, it is getting quiet. Unfortunately, I have nothing to drink here.

Posted by: Theodore at October 01, 2022 01:21 AM (pGonq)

374 Love the history Jim thanks

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 01:24 AM (RG7Wy)

375 As I said, tis time. Momma has crashed on the couch, sleeping soundly. Gonna pull a blanket over her, I don't disturb her when she sleeps, she sometimes shows irritation when you do. And after 50 years I know better than to rile a ginger.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 01, 2022 01:26 AM (KATBx)

376
Well, the pressure canner is up to pressure for a 90 minute run again. Beef stew this time. I had mentioned to Miley that back their hay days, my grandmothers would do at least 200 jars in a season, usually even more.

So, Miley has decided we're gonna make it to 200 jars or bust. This run will get us to over 180 total, I think.

This is "Rose Red's" beef stew canning recipe. I was reading about there. She's actually a canning perfersser of some sorts. She properly tests her recipes in a lab and shit. The woman knows what she's doing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 01:29 AM (Mzdiz)

377 Berserker. Post Hurricane Ike, I'm the one that insisted on deep basin sinks here. So, I plumbed for that from the start.

Have already had to replace the first installation though. I don't care if the box said "Made in USA". Their "stainless" was obviously, Chineseium.

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 01:17 AM (e6UQI)

Well this is a 10" deep. Its an elkay lustertone. My asshole brother says no lowes, no home depot, thats homeowner shit, you need something good, and he's right. It would have been fine, but she ordered the "perfect drain" option that lowers the strainer area even more. I didn't catch that little detail when she ordered it. I opened the box and was like fuuuuuck, no way the wall drain is low enough. Its 20" to the center from the floor, which for older kitchen is fine, but not for deep undermount sinks.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 01:30 AM (VwHCD)

378 Col. Travis. Thank YOU, sir.

Similar thing, here. The .22 LR is actually a .223 bore diameter bullet. It has a stepped "heel" that fits inside the mouth of the case. Which is just .22 wide, inside the mouth.

Which is why a .223 AR-15 can, with a .22 adapter, fire .22LR rounds for 50 yd. practice, like a champ.

(and the .44 Remington Magnum bullet measures .429, same reasons). ONLY the .41 Remington Magnum is actually a .41 diameter bullet!

/history

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 01:30 AM (e6UQI)

379 good call, bear. Peerless barrel strength is good 'n hot. I don't usually partake neat, but that's the way to go with it. Not local so a rare treat. Slowly plowed through a bottle a couple months ago.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 01, 2022 01:31 AM (m6k7w)

380 Theodore, That was very poor planning on your part.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 01:32 AM (a4EWo)

381 Berserker. On my 2nd install, I went Elklay.

Also went with a commercial overhead spring loaded hand squeeze triggered sprayer, with separate swivel faucet.

NOT from the big box stores.

Commercial shit ain't cheap, but is less expensive in the long run, because it's expensive only ONCE!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 01:34 AM (e6UQI)

382 All that water in the Spent Fuel Pools?
It is a minimum 22 feet deep over the fuel rods.
Why?
The water will absorb any radioactive Iodine 131 that bubbles out of any broken or leaking fuel rods. It prevents the radioactive Iodine from contaminating the area around the nuclear plant if they ever have a "Fuel Handling Accident." In other words, dropping something big and heavy on top of fresh irradiated fuel and busting the cladding to allow the radioactive shit to leak out.

Posted by: rd at October 01, 2022 01:37 AM (Z32m1)

383 I got a bottle of this stuff from georgia. A friend of mine moved there, found a distillery that was going out of business and bought out the last of their bottles. I guess they had a store in georgia, but its bottles by Olde town distillery in kentucky. On the label it says The battle field collection, and it looks like they stick different confederate generals on the label, because this one has a general Braxton Bragg on the label. Its nice stuff. I got one bottle left, and then its gone forever.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 01:38 AM (VwHCD)

384
Commercial shit ain't cheap, but is less expensive in the long run, because it's expensive only ONCE!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 01, 2022 01:34 AM (e6UQI)

yeah this was $530 for the damn sink. I could have probably fit a wider one if I scooped the sides of the sink base, but this one was big enough, and the next size up was over $700. yeah, no, not doing that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 01:41 AM (VwHCD)

385 Bers, You should save those bottles, they sound nice. I have about 10 bottles up on the beam over my fireplace. Only three of them are really old bottles, but I really like the way they look up there. They sit on either side of a big brick chimney that goes all the way to a cathedral ceiling, and they flank a big old hand carved sign for an old Boston tavern. One of my boys has already staked his claim on that.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 01:47 AM (a4EWo)

386 Bers, You should save those bottles, they sound nice. I have about 10 bottles up on the beam over my fireplace. Only three of them are really old bottles, but I really like the way they look up there. They sit on either side of a big brick chimney that goes all the way to a cathedral ceiling, and they flank a big old hand carved sign for an old Boston tavern. One of my boys has already staked his claim on that.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 01:47 AM (a4EWo)

I'm definitely saving them. They are cool, they look old.My freind actually bought a case of unused bottels from them, so I have a new unused one as well. they look old and got a real thick bottom. They also sold the stuff in sealed mason jars too, so I have one of those. Man cave stuff, for whenever I get around to actually putting the mancave together.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 01:51 AM (VwHCD)

387 Who's handing out the free Relaxium samples tonight??

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 02:07 AM (a4EWo)

388
Oh dear Lord, Kamala says the feds will prioritize hurricane relief funds based on equity and for "communities of color":

https://tinyurl.com/2kcwzlng

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 02:08 AM (Mzdiz)

389 Who's handing out the free Relaxium samples tonight??

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 02:07 AM (a4EWo)

I smoke mine. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 02:08 AM (VwHCD)

390 Oh dear Lord, Kamala says the feds will prioritize hurricane relief funds based on equity and for "communities of color":

https://tinyurl.com/2kcwzlng
Posted by: publius
___

Christina Pushaw:

This is false. @VP's rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background. If you need assistance visit http://disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:10 AM (0iELB)

391 Jim,

Why deep basin sinks post hurricane?

Because the rehab was required or some need was made apparent?

BTW when tomorrow is a good time to call?

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 01, 2022 02:11 AM (Jzz++)

392 Oh dear Lord, Kamala says the feds will prioritize hurricane relief funds based on equity and for "communities of color":

https://tinyurl.com/2kcwzlng

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 02:08 AM (Mzdiz)

great, so she buys them a yurt and bottle of booze.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 02:11 AM (VwHCD)

393 What's a 'yurt'?

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:13 AM (0iELB)

394 Or maybe tomorrow is in fact later today?

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 01, 2022 02:13 AM (Jzz++)

395 Maybe Kampala's confusion is more understandable.

Or she's an idiot. .

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 01, 2022 02:15 AM (Jzz++)

396


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Posted by: Karen Merritt at October 01, 2022 02:16 AM (tIsvw)

397 A yurt is where cats relax and read their iPads.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 01, 2022 02:17 AM (KFhLj)

398 Lord forgive me, but a turkey's neck looks smooth in comparison to Kamala's.

I may have put on some pounds, but at least my neck doesn't look like wadded up cellophane.

https://tinyurl.com/yscrfzf8

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:17 AM (0iELB)

399 Oh dear Lord, Kamala says the feds will prioritize hurricane relief funds based on equity and for "communities of color":
----
Can White Floridians hold back federal taxes since the Government does not consider them citizens?

Posted by: Ciampino - It's not yet cold at October 01, 2022 02:17 AM (qfLjt)

400 Great.

A Karen.

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:17 AM (0iELB)

401
I think the turkey neck metric is established by Deborah Birx. So how would we rate Kamala on the Birx turkey neck scale?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 02:18 AM (Mzdiz)

402 350 Just got back from the state fair. Saw Trace Adkins up close. He is a large dude - Bigfoot large.
Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 12:51 AM (RG7Wy)

He's about DH sized. I don't think about it much, but I've been the wife for 25 years so... He takes up a lot of any room we are in. When we build the aerie on the land, 9 foot ceilings are requried.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 01, 2022 02:18 AM (LOVUx)

403 Up in the mountains, though, that wind can still get 'em. But that was several hours ago.
Posted by: publius
-------

Went through 4 power resets tonight.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2022 02:21 AM (nDCOZ)

404 Hey tcn. : )

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:22 AM (1+zmy)

405 yurt:

https://tinyurl.com/3248kjue

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 01, 2022 02:22 AM (KFhLj)

406 What's a 'yurt'?
Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:13 AM (0iELB)

Mongol hut, dont remember if they are on wheels for mobility

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 02:22 AM (NkGvj)

407 That Justin T p'shopped pic is too disturbing on so many levels.

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:23 AM (1+zmy)

408 Hey, that Google/Taco Bell URL is bogus.
https://www.google.com/maps/@12.1200565,53.2541602,13z?hl=en
No taco bells there.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 01, 2022 02:23 AM (ynpvh)

409 393 What's a 'yurt'?
Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:13 AM (0iELB)

That's the sound I make after reading about Kamala's latest idiocy.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 01, 2022 02:23 AM (LOVUx)

410 lol...cute

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:24 AM (1+zmy)

411 He's about DH sized. I don't think about it much, but I've been the wife for 25 years so... He takes up a lot of any room we are in. When we build the aerie on the land, 9 foot ceilings are requried.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 01, 2022 02:18 AM (LOVUx)
----------

One time at an airport I picked up my bags a the same time as Patrick Ewing. As he was leaving I told my wife - watch this. I followed right behind him. She laughed. She said I looked like a 5 year old compared to him.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 02:24 AM (RG7Wy)

412 406 What's a 'yurt'?
Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:13 AM (0iELB)

Mongol hut, dont remember if they are on wheels for mobility

Posted by: Oldcat at October 01, 2022 02:22 AM (NkGvj)

Mongolian yogurt

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 01, 2022 02:24 AM (ynpvh)

413 398 Lord forgive me, but a turkey's neck looks smooth in comparison to Kamala's.

I may have put on some pounds, but at least my neck doesn't look like wadded up cellophane.

https://tinyurl.com/yscrfzf8

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:17 AM (0iELB)

YOu don't wanna know what is is wrinkly and saggy on that body...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 01, 2022 02:25 AM (ynpvh)

414 Air Force grounds more than 100 C-130 Hercules cargo planes over defective propeller barrels that could CRACK

https://mol.im/a/11268967

Posted by: Ciampino - thank goodness i's not the Space Force at October 01, 2022 02:26 AM (qfLjt)

415 She said I looked like a 5 year old compared to him.
Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 02:24 AM (RG7Wy)

DH's uncle offered me his drywall stilts for our wedding. Said it would even things up a bit.

Would have been cool reading in the paper, "The bride lurched toward the altar..."

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 01, 2022 02:26 AM (LOVUx)

416 414 Air Force grounds more than 100 C-130 Hercules cargo planes over defective propeller barrels that could CRACK

https://mol.im/a/11268967

Posted by: Ciampino - thank goodness i's not the Space Force at October 01, 2022 02:26 AM (qfLjt)

Definitely a case where crack kills.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 01, 2022 02:26 AM (ynpvh)

417 >> Went through 4 power resets tonight.

How long between? Was it fast resets or long ones?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 02:27 AM (Mzdiz)

418 Definitely a case where crack kills.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)
___

lol

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:29 AM (1+zmy)

419 tcn that's funny you should have at the reception!

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 01, 2022 02:29 AM (RG7Wy)

420 What's a 'yurt'?

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:13 AM (0iELB)

Come on. You know.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 01, 2022 02:29 AM (7bRMQ)

421 20 Ways To Prepare For The Upcoming Food Shortages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPLawIll5Eo

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:30 AM (1+zmy)

422 402 He's about DH sized. I don't think about it much, but I've been the wife for 25 years so... He takes up a lot of any room we are in. When we build the aerie on the land, 9 foot ceilings are requried.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 01, 2022 02:18 AM (LOVUx)

Designated hitters can be quite large.

Posted by: E. A. Blair at October 01, 2022 02:30 AM (+xjfh)

423 Well, this is just a flyby tonight. Gotta get up and go to the property to frame up the rest of the RayRay Memorial pee house and shower enclosure tomorrow. I miss that dog, but his memory will go on. He was the pee expert, after all. Snow's about to fly up there so we have to get this done. Plus, I will be living high on the hog with a real outhouse.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 01, 2022 02:30 AM (LOVUx)

424 ISIS fanatics eaten by LIONS in fight over Mozambique gas fields
https://mol.im/a/11267657

Posted by: Ciampino - ISIS is in Mocambique? at October 01, 2022 02:30 AM (qfLjt)

425 Don't break anything, see you Sunday.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 01, 2022 02:31 AM (LOVUx)

426 Birx kind of kept her neck under wraps. I don't even want to look at my neck in a mirror right now. Bers, I like your form of Relaxium!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 02:32 AM (a4EWo)

427 Local police commander Bernardino Rafael said that some died after being hit by gunfire, but others were attacked by snakes, buffaloes, lions and crocodiles.
___

Sometimes, justice is swift...and deadly.

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:33 AM (1+zmy)

428 DDS!

Three weeks!

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:34 AM (1+zmy)

429 New York City doctor, 72, faces 10 years in prison for $31M insurance fraud scheme where he performed unnecessary surgeries on more than 400 homeless people and drug addicts - and offered them 100% interest personal loans to cover costs

https://mol.im/a/11268137

Posted by: Ciampino - so can we try all the gender doctors? at October 01, 2022 02:35 AM (qfLjt)

430 SMH, I can't wait!!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 01, 2022 02:37 AM (a4EWo)

431 Pretty sure a yurt is made from yak skins.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2022 02:37 AM (c8iAR)

432 NATO chief pledges to help Ukraine recapture its annexed territories
https://mol.im/a/11268713

He means war but with whose sweat and blood? This is worse than Nam. Young ones should resist the draft, particularly conservatives.

Posted by: Ciampino - all those with 'investments' in Uke should go even if old at October 01, 2022 02:41 AM (qfLjt)

433 He means war but with whose sweat and blood? This is worse than Nam. Young ones should resist the draft, particularly conservatives.

Posted by: Ciampino - all those with 'investments' in Uke should go even if old at October 01, 2022 02:41 AM (qfLjt)

These people are demented. What kind of stupid f'ers do we have running our countries?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 01, 2022 02:43 AM (7bRMQ)

434 He means war but with whose sweat and blood? This is worse than Nam. Young ones should resist the draft, particularly conservatives.
Posted by: Ciampino
___

No draft yet, but with the crappy recruiting numbers, especially among the Army, makes it moar likely.

And yes, there will be resistance. Bigly.

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:43 AM (1+zmy)

435 These people are demented. What kind of stupid f'ers do we have running our countries?
Posted by: OrangeEnt
_

Malevolent yet stupid ones.

Stan's favorite.

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:44 AM (1+zmy)

436
Remember that chess tournament thing a few days ago where some upstart beats the grandmaster and there were accusations of a vibrating butt plug or something used to cheat?

Well, it happened in a high stakes poker game thing:

https://tinyurl.com/2pk39efo

And Instagram thot or Tik-thot looking babe beats some big shot. He accuses her of using some vibrating device or something.

Note she's actually a Pharma Thot. That's one of pharma's tricks. Hire sales reps that look that like to make doctors think with their little heads, not the big ones.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 02:46 AM (Mzdiz)

437 >> These people are demented.

Narcissistic psychopaths. Stark raving mad lunatics. They made Gen. Jack D. Ripper look like a peacenik.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 02:48 AM (Mzdiz)

438 Can't say that I do, publius.

I don't follow chess.

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:48 AM (1+zmy)

439
Well, Beef stew pressure processing complete, cool-down initiated.

I watched Tucker tonight, with Will Cain hosting. We are close to WWIII with the Rooskies. The insane psychopaths in Washington are hell bent on it. Both parties. There's only a few against this. I watched our own Miss Lindsey early yesterday morning.

He was down in Clempson. Fucker figured he'd better get inside the state, what with the hurricane and all, but went to a pretty safe place, per the forecasts.

Anyway, talking about the hurricane, he had to start spouting off about Putin and Ukraine.

He and everyone else just about is out of their freakin' minds.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 03:01 AM (Mzdiz)

440 Raining pretty steady here in se Pa

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 03:01 AM (xhxe8)

441 https://tinyurl.com/mryyzu7d
Bad Blue

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 03:02 AM (xhxe8)

442 >>>I read a study once that said deaf people who regain their hearing commonly are surprised that the sun doesn't make noise. I found that interesting.

Neat find.

Posted by: m at October 01, 2022 03:03 AM (RtN13)

443 441 https://tinyurl.com/mryyzu7d
Bad Blue
Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 03:02 AM (xhxe

Yay! Good start to the morning. Thanks, Skip.

Posted by: m at October 01, 2022 03:04 AM (RtN13)

444 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 01, 2022 03:05 AM (sAmhv)

445 I don't follow chess.

Posted by: SMH at October 01, 2022 02:48 AM (1+zmy)

Julius Caesar knew more about our space program than I know about chess.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2022 03:07 AM (VwHCD)

446
With the Pharma Thot there, I think she won fair and square. She was such a novice, she didn't know that she shouldn't have played that hand, cause 99 times out 100 or whatever, it would've lost.

Well, this was that 1 out of 100 (or less than that). She won.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 01, 2022 03:09 AM (Mzdiz)

447 424 ISIS fanatics eaten by LIONS in fight over Mozambique gas fields
https://mol.im/a/11267657
Posted by: Ciampino - ISIS is in Mocambique? at October 01, 2022 02:30 AM (qfLjt)

Takin out the trash..good job kitties

Posted by: a dude in MI at October 01, 2022 03:12 AM (+I6Y/)

448 52
...
There is an unserious dose of radiation?
‐----------------------
It's called a tan.
------------------------
Looking at the cell service situation in FL right now, I'm thinking I should pick up a ham license. I understand that they've removed the code requirements for a general which is good for me. I couldn't get much over 8 or 9 and my novice expired. In those days, 2 and 10 meter rigs were way out of my budget, so I never bothered taking a tech. Wonder if I could pick up my old novice call?

Posted by: buddhaha at October 01, 2022 03:28 AM (aAdBs)

449 That sun/deafness bit is absolutely fascinating!
When doing cable, we had blind people with cable TV. We'd ask them why, and they always said they liked listening to the shows, and crafted... 3D scenarios for them in their imaginations, like a radio show. One customer loved one character in , oh, CSI or something, managed to meet their favorite actress and asked to touch her face. And was shocked to find she 'looked' nothing at all like they had imagined!!

Posted by: LenNeal at October 01, 2022 03:34 AM (43xH1)

450 With the lady with the derringer, I've seen similar things on the 'tubes. I think the actual worst is getting hot brass drop down in between your glasses and your eyelid.
THAT'S unpleasant.

Posted by: LenNeal at October 01, 2022 03:39 AM (43xH1)

451 Still raining quite steady

Posted by: Skip at October 01, 2022 03:56 AM (xhxe8)

452 PIXY NOOD

Posted by: Skip nood advisor at October 01, 2022 04:02 AM (xhxe8)

453 Raining pretty steady here in se Pa
Posted by: Skip

yep

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2022 04:46 AM (T4tVD)

Clean Lines Cafe

RadoslawPujan2.jpg
by Radoslaw Pujan

Old dog is exhausted just watching young dog run around like a lunatic.

Catnip warlord.

Purr-kour.

Cat-ortion.

Little "tough guy" dog runs his mouth when he's restrained and far away from the big dog he's trying to intimidate, and then gets very quiet when he's unrestrained and close to the big dog.

'Sup, shawty?

Since you're giving those out...

Just five more minutes...

I made you something, do you like it?

I halp!

Which button do you think will do the most damage?

Otter juggles.

Another baby elephant shows you who's boss.

When it says "dog saves its friend from drowning," does he mean the dog that saved the other dog, or does he mean the first dog, that saved the stick?

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1 yo

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (BRHaw)

2 Good eveing everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (LsEU/)

3 Was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean.

Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (zbmv/)

4 I will take a pure accidental first!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (BRHaw)

5 We just fought for 10 mins or last song in Die Hard

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (BRHaw)

6 Are we, how she said, worthy of a Sponge!?

Posted by: Paolo at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (a3Q+t)

7 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (DP0SO)

8 two words

tall
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Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (BRHaw)

9 Neat picture

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (xhxe8)

10 Saving his friend? Hell, he wanted that stick.

It's a good stick.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (dNqv+)

11 OK, top picture... both car and Woman...

Yumm!

I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (oHd/0)

12 Good evening, horde! Thank God for the weekend. It will be too short, but let's not dwell on that until Sunday.

Top pic is nice, very elegant.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 30, 2022 07:46 PM (OX9vb)

13 I had an Alfa for awhile. It had part of the owner's manual still in it. There was a series of photos with a woman sort of like the one above showing you how to put the top up on it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at September 30, 2022 07:47 PM (5HBd1)

14 Too bad baby goats grow up

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:47 PM (M+Lyo)

15 Eric Adams has heard the cry of Florida.

Clean plant-based meals are on their way.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:47 PM (krQz2)

16 Almost looks like a shelby cobra. Not usually considered 'elegant.'

Also, not one for high heels, I should think.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 07:48 PM (dNqv+)

17 We saw the dog saving his friend before but glad to see it again.
It's really amazing

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:48 PM (xhxe8)

18 That's why I think this is actually the end of the Global American Empire. The world is beginning to think our leadership is stark raving mad.

Well that, and all the weapons and tools and pressures used to establish and maintain American power overseas is now turned in on its self against its own people, instead.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:48 PM (Ivdso)

19
*flat blaring nerd voice*

Hi guys!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 07:49 PM (teoy1)

20 It had part of the owner's manual still in it. There was a series of photos with a woman sort of like the one above showing you how to put the top up on it.

Needs details on how to replace the oil it continually loses and how to replace all the gaskets and bearings

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:49 PM (Ivdso)

21 Dogs with babies made my room dusty....

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 07:50 PM (r1z5A)

22 She can lift my hood anytime
I've already allowed it once.
Next time with feeling.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 07:50 PM (JOtiF)

23 Va-va-va-voom!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2022 07:51 PM (4I/2K)

24 April, check your email in the morning. A glass of Cab prevents me from doing correspondence this evening.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 30, 2022 07:51 PM (QckWi)

25 Nice art, would hang.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 30, 2022 07:52 PM (QckWi)

26 that's some kind a long leggity woman up top!

A pair of 45's made me open my eyes
My temperature started to rise
She was a long cool woman in a black dress
Just-a 5'9, beautiful, tall
With just one look I was a bad mess
'Cause that long cool woman had it all

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:52 PM (r46W7)

27 It had been driven by idiots so only ran on about two cylinders. My favorite story is taking it into the shop in Turlock, where they had no clue what to do with it. The mechanic said it was running fine. He was driving it through town and passing everyone. It dawned on me later that he was reading the tachometer, not the speedometer. He was doing about 60 through town.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at September 30, 2022 07:52 PM (5HBd1)

28
"Oh, my car has stopped operating. If only there was some Moron here to assist. My gratitude would be without limit."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 07:53 PM (1Nxff)

29 That Parson's Russel terrier could be 9 years old and the Lab 2.

The stories I could tell about those dogs...

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at September 30, 2022 07:54 PM (zB/T/)

30 Love these posts. I’m suspended on Twitter, so I can’t access any of the funny animal vids. I have to back door all Twit links.

Posted by: Oso at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (9M38k)

31 16 Almost looks like a shelby cobra. Not usually considered 'elegant.'

Also, not one for high heels, I should think.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 07:48 PM (dNqv+)


Pretty sure that's a Cobra.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (oTZbj)

32 'Ian downgraded to Post-Tropical Storm after hitting South Carolina.'

'Post-Tropical Storm'. Really? This is a thing you want to do?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (dNqv+)

33 "Oh, my car has stopped operating. If only there was some Moron here to assist. My gratitude would be without limit."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 07:53 PM (1Nxff)


Yeah, my luck I see some babe with the hood up on an AC Cobra, it'd turn out to be a guy. I guess living in CA so long has just soured me on fantasies like that.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at September 30, 2022 07:56 PM (zB/T/)

34 Good evening, Ben Had! Will do.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 30, 2022 07:56 PM (OX9vb)

35 Was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean.
Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (zbmv/)

—————-

Thank you for getting the Over the Rainbow ear worm out of my head!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 07:57 PM (u73oe)

36 I look at that car, and then her hat. She's shopping, no way that hat could stay on in that car.

But I think she may be disappointed it's only a 289 and not the 427.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 07:57 PM (Bd6X8)

37 "Oh, my car has stopped operating. If only there was some Moron here to assist. My gratitude would be without limit."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Haha

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 30, 2022 07:58 PM (OX9vb)

38 Thank you for getting the Over the Rainbow ear worm out of my head!

Best use of that song was in Face/Off, even though its a fantasy scene. Almost makes the movie worth watching.

And to help scrub the earworm:

https://youtu.be/2Qs1J612nZs

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:59 PM (Ivdso)

39 Pretty sure that's a Cobra.
Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (oTZbj)

Elegant sports cars were supposed to have high revving little 4 banger engines. Cobra inelegantly sported a 427 V-8 in a glorified go-kart. Guess which one I wanna drive!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:59 PM (r46W7)

40 36 I look at that car, and then her hat. She's shopping, no way that hat could stay on in that car.

But I think she may be disappointed it's only a 289 and not the 427.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 07:57 PM (Bd6X

She might be used to disappointment.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 07:59 PM (dNqv+)

41 Love these posts. I’m suspended on Twitter, so I can’t access any of the funny animal vids. I have to back door all Twit links.
Posted by: Oso at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (9M38k)


You know, there's a class action suit waiting to happen to twatter. I too have been suspended. Not that I give a flying fig, but sadly the local PD, sheriff and FD - basically all city and county services post on twatter.

I got an amber alert from the CHP, and besides almost giving me a stroke with that alarm noise - I couldn't access the GD alert because it was on twatter! At least they used to let you look if you weren't registered.

So now if the local PD has an alert or warning about say, home break ins or BOTL's, I'm SOL. It should be illegal for tax sucking entities to use a publisher people can't access for pertinent information.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at September 30, 2022 08:00 PM (zB/T/)

42 That pic up top is gorgeous. Sleek lines and well designed. Beautiful machine. The car’s nice too.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 08:00 PM (u73oe)

43 the real question in the top picture - which one costs more?

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 08:00 PM (r46W7)

44 Man, you don't attract that kind of dish with a Ford Focus.

Posted by: Paco at September 30, 2022 08:01 PM (njExo)

45 16 Almost looks like a shelby cobra. Not usually considered 'elegant.'

Also, not one for high heels, I should think.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Certainly, but that's really not the point, is it? Think pin-up girl pics--you really won't find a gorgeous gal in a shorty jumpsuit posing sexily with the welder, either, but it's nice to look at.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 30, 2022 08:02 PM (OX9vb)

46 the real question in the top picture - which one costs more?

Definitely the girl but she looks worth it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:02 PM (Ivdso)

47 Dear Penthouse forum, I was out driving my husband's new sports car when it stopped running! What was I to do?

Posted by: Hat Lady at September 30, 2022 08:02 PM (oTZbj)

48 32 'Ian downgraded to Post-Tropical Storm after hitting South Carolina.'

'Post-Tropical Storm'. Really? This is a thing you want to do?
Posted by: Aetius451AD



Those were called Tropical Depressions in the before times, but I guess they didn't want to make Tropical sad so changed the name.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2022 08:02 PM (sAmhv)

49 Hey Little Cobra
https://youtu.be/oc6FmZCT0Zc

Posted by: The Rip Chords at September 30, 2022 08:02 PM (4I/2K)

50 by Radoslaw Pujan


Lovely lines.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 08:03 PM (yQpMk)

51 And I think you are wrong. I think that is the 427. The muffler under the door and the rear wheel fenders.

With 425 HP at a weight of 2400lbs, Her hat is not going to be staying on. Melt your face right off.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:03 PM (dNqv+)

52 >>Almost looks like a shelby cobra. Not usually considered 'elegant.'

Because it is one. Its not elegant. Its hot and dirty and I want one.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 08:03 PM (ZLI7S)

53 clutch cargo, Amen. Using twatter for ANY public service is wrong.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 30, 2022 08:04 PM (QckWi)

54 Elegant sports cars were supposed to have high revving little 4 banger engines. Cobra inelegantly sported a 427 V-8 in a glorified go-kart. Guess which one I wanna drive!
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:59 PM (r46W7)


Fun to tool around in on a sunny day and be seen - or take off at green lights. But that's about it. What's even worse is it's really hard to tell the knock-offs from the real thing these days. I'd rather have a cool little Alfa or Jag, and a custom-made oil pan. Or maybe even a Persian rug to soak up the leaking oil.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at September 30, 2022 08:04 PM (zB/T/)

55 you really won't find a gorgeous gal in a shorty jumpsuit posing sexily with the welder, either, but it's nice to look at.

Yeah, the hawt girl with the wrench and a cute smear of grease on their cheek is fake and silly, but it is about the beauty, not the logic of it. Or the ripped fireman wearing a full fireman suit lacking the top so he can show off his abs is silly but the kitten in his hand like he rescued it sells the whole thing!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (Ivdso)

56 Two peoples separated by a common language.

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (Z49Tt)

57 With 425 HP at a weight of 2400lbs, Her hat is not going to be staying on. Melt your face right off.

"There's no such thing as too much horsepower, only not enough traction"
--Carol Shelby

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (Ivdso)

58 Ben Had

♩ Good evening! ♬

🥃
🥃
🥃

Balvenie Doublewood= nectar.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 08:06 PM (u82oZ)

59 I knew a guy in collage (circa 1967- who had a Cobra. The passenger side door was dinged, so he made a new one in machine shop class. Riveted the body part to the door frame. Looked kind of steam punk.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 08:06 PM (AmoqO)

60 Needs details on how to replace the oil it continually loses and how to replace all the gaskets and bearings
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

LOL

The guy who has the storage unit next to mine has a 70's era MG in nearly pristine condition. It invariably goes tits up two weeks before any show he enters it into.

Yeah electrical issues - a Lucas system. How'd you know?

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 08:06 PM (LsEU/)

61 kinda think it's a BMW 507

Posted by: REDACTED at September 30, 2022 08:06 PM (us2H3)

62 Love these posts. I’m suspended on Twitter, so I can’t access any of the funny animal vids. I have to back door all Twit links.
Posted by: Oso at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (9M38k)



Try logging off. I don't even have a login and I can see them.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 08:06 PM (yQpMk)

63 ripped fireman wearing a full fireman suit lacking the top so he can show off his abs is silly but the kitten in his hand like he rescued it sells the whole thing!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

'Zackly!

*trots off to the internets to have a look at that pic

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 30, 2022 08:07 PM (OX9vb)

64 Because it is one. Its not elegant. Its hot and dirty and I want one.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 08:03 PM (ZLI7S)

I remember reading a car magazine article in the 90s. They were doing acceleration testing. G force, 0-60. They included modern supercars, a motorcycle and a Shelby 427. IIRC, the shelby was doing well until the torque broke something in the rear (axle or differential, I cannot remember which.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:07 PM (dNqv+)

65 I once had a car like that.

It did not come with the woman.

Disappoint.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 08:07 PM (JOtiF)

66 Cosby did a routine about his Cobra, '200mph'. Hilarious.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 08:07 PM (oTZbj)

67 "Think pin-up girl pics--you really won't find a gorgeous gal in a shorty jumpsuit posing sexily with the welder, either, but it's nice to look at.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs"

Have you ever seen a Rigid calendar?

Posted by: Are you sure you really want it? at September 30, 2022 08:08 PM (sn5EN)

68 Its She is hot and dirty and I want one.
Posted by: JackStraw

FIFY

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 08:08 PM (u82oZ)

69 Life in the fast lane.

Posted by: Tuna at September 30, 2022 08:08 PM (gLRfa)

70 NaCly, dearest, Soon

Posted by: Ben Had at September 30, 2022 08:09 PM (QckWi)

71 66 Cosby did a routine about his Cobra, '200mph'. Hilarious.
Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 08:07 PM (oTZbj)

IIRC, he sold it because it scared him (exactly the same as in the bit.) Many years later a guy drove it off a cliff on a windy road in California.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:09 PM (dNqv+)

72 Also, the Cobra photo must be inverted because the roll bar is over the passenger seat.

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at September 30, 2022 08:10 PM (Z49Tt)

73 Her vagina bearings need greasing, obviously.

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at September 30, 2022 08:11 PM (Gx+um)

74 Fireman with kitten

https://tinyurl.com/yfpv4ut7

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:11 PM (Ivdso)

75 Looked on line and you can get a replica for ~70K. An original, add 100K+

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 08:11 PM (AmoqO)

76 Well, another day of work tomorrow so off to bed I go. Be back around 0300.

'night...

https://youtu.be/aENX1Sf3fgQ

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2022 08:11 PM (sAmhv)

77 AC Cobras are far from elegant. It rides like a go kart. She'd be bitching after five minutes.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:11 PM (sn5EN)

78 I wonder what color it is. No, not that, the car.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 08:12 PM (oTZbj)

79 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 08:13 PM (T4tVD)

80 72 Also, the Cobra photo must be inverted because the roll bar is over the passenger seat.
Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at September 30, 2022 08:10 PM (Z49Tt)

Not if it's right hand drive. Her ass is in front of the steering wheel. I do not see one on the left.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:13 PM (dNqv+)

81 >> the real question in the top picture - which one costs more?

Definitely the girl but she looks worth it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:02 PM (Ivdso)


It's not the down payment or even the monthly notes...

It's the maintenance. She'll have a high overhead cost.

Use her until the warranty expires. And have a prenup.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 08:13 PM (JOtiF)

82 Night Puddleglum.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:13 PM (dNqv+)

83 Her vagina bearings need greasing, obviously.
Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at September 30, 2022 08:11 PM (Gx+um)

We're gonna need more hose.

Posted by: Fire Chief at September 30, 2022 08:13 PM (4I/2K)

84 >>FIFY

I can't afford her, Salty. I'll stick with the car.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 08:13 PM (ZLI7S)

85 Not if it's right hand drive.

Did they make any rhd Cobras? I guess maybe some for England. It feels more likely that its a flipped image, but yeah, maybe its that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:14 PM (Ivdso)

86 Willard...

Wonder how Vic and Miklos are doing
Posted by: Skip
---------

I'm guessing, wet.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Vic's weathered storms before. And I'm sure when the storm met Miklos, it moved away.

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 08:14 PM (T4tVD)

87 A good replica is better than the original car. That's the one you use for the daily driver.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:15 PM (sn5EN)

88 Well normal work day tomorrow so better turn this off
Everyone have a great evening and if is storm be careful and good luck

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 08:15 PM (xhxe8)

89 JackStraw

Very smart, or too experienced. Same answer, actually.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 08:15 PM (u82oZ)

90
Fun to tool around in on a sunny day and be seen - or take off at green lights. But that's about it.
--------

Oh?

Posted by: 1964 GT class winner, Lemans at September 30, 2022 08:16 PM (xsETX)

91 'Nite Skip !

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 08:16 PM (T4tVD)

92 Village Idiot's Apprentice is closer that Vic. But I'll put money on him being prepared.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 08:18 PM (u82oZ)

93 87 A good replica is better than the original car. That's the one you use for the daily driver.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:15 PM (sn5EN)

Daily driving in stop and go traffic in a Shelby 427.

One, you are going to poach from just the engine heat.
Two, the sound of the engine would leave you deaf and any other car-sound experience would be wasted on you.
Three, I wonder what the clutch feel is like on those? That much power, that light, no traction control on any sort of hill?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:18 PM (dNqv+)

94 A good replica is better than the original car. That's the one you use for the daily driver.

In this case yeah. I wouldn't even want to own a real Cobra, I mean... you couldn't really drive it, its just a white elephant sitting in a special secure area and you look at it once in a while. A replica, you can drive without being afraid of having it destroyed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:19 PM (Ivdso)

95 Does that elegant woman have a widowed Grandmother? That is more my speed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 08:19 PM (u82oZ)

96 Look at the windshield wipers. Which way are they supposed to point?

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:19 PM (sn5EN)

97 I had a '65 Cobra replica. 51 Windsor engine. 2100 pounds. Way too much power

Posted by: free tibet at September 30, 2022 08:20 PM (MrUzB)

98 *sigh*

The best get a sports car and a well built woman who wears a pencil skirt well

The rest of us get that Walmart customer in the mobility scooter.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 08:21 PM (xhaym)

99 She stopped it right in the center of the lane, not off to the side. How is any other traffic supposed to get by?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2022 08:23 PM (4I/2K)

100 A replica, you can drive without being afraid of having it destroyed.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:19 PM (Ivdso)

Just of it destroying you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:23 PM (dNqv+)

101 One, you are going to poach from just the engine heat.

- My replica would have a kick ass air conditioner.


Two, the sound of the engine would leave you deaf and any other car-sound experience would be wasted on you.

- I don't think I'd ever get tired of the sound

Three, I wonder what the clutch feel is like on those? That much power, that light, no traction control on any sort of hill?

- I drive with a clutch every day and will gladly suffer thru.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:23 PM (sn5EN)

102 Kindltot

Who is more likely to make you happy? An entitled woman of elegance that is all facade, and easily disappointed, or a woman who blesses every moment she has with you, and does her best to make you happy, despite uneven legs from knee surgery?

Gunt holders are right out, so no worries.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 08:25 PM (u82oZ)

103 I drive with a clutch every day and will gladly suffer thru.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:23 PM (sn5EN)

So do I, but my car is 50 years newer, much larger tires and had 1000 lbs more weight. About the same HP though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:25 PM (dNqv+)

104 Yeah electrical issues - a Lucas system. How'd you know?
Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 08:06 PM (LsEU/)


I worked with a guy who replaced his entire electrical harness and components with modern parts on his MG. He had pulled the schematic for that year and model and found out he had a choice of 4 designs.
He wound up doing eenie-meenie-minee-moe to chose one to go with.
Lucas never built a computer because they couldn't figure out how to make it leak oil.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 08:28 PM (xhaym)

105 I drive with a clutch every day and will gladly suffer thru.
Posted by: fd

I was at a motorcycle junk yard/ build shop once. Guy was in there talking about a bike he was building. He described the whole shebang... except brakes.
I asked about them. Got a blank look.
"What do I need brakes for?"

Posted by: MkY at September 30, 2022 08:28 PM (cPGH3)

106 I'm not going to get a Cobra anyway. Too many vehicles already. I was going to buy something for an investment and Mrs fd thought I was nuts.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:29 PM (sn5EN)

107 Hope the rooftop rain dancing pooch doesn't go over the side!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 08:32 PM (63Dwl)

108 >>A good replica is better than the original car. That's the one you use for the daily driver.

There's a place right up the road in MA that sells a nice replica kit in various stages or completeness. See a few driving around all summer just taunting me.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 08:32 PM (ZLI7S)

109 106 I'm not going to get a Cobra anyway. Too many vehicles already. I was going to buy something for an investment and Mrs fd thought I was nuts.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:29 PM (sn5EN)

Hey, I doubt it has a computer. When colander face mask arrives, you'll cut a dashing figure... until you run out of gas.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:32 PM (dNqv+)

110 I used to drive a BMW 750i. Got that out of my system. I now drive a VW Jetta. It ain’t cool but I don’t care. It’s paid for.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 08:34 PM (u73oe)

111 What I really want is a Ferrari Daytona.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:35 PM (sn5EN)

112 Saw this on a twatter thread :
"Putin starts a historical rant about the collapse of the USSR in 1991. He says this was a "catastrophe" because the Soviet leaders "destroyed our great country and just left the people to deal with it.""

and it occurred to me that most likely one day a POTUS will say the same thing about the USA

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 08:35 PM (p/nbH)

113 The rest of us get that Walmart customer in the mobility scooter.
Posted by: Kindltot

Snort

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 08:36 PM (tQL7r)

114
But I think she may be disappointed it's only a 289 and not the 427.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022

That one's a 427 side oiler.

Posted by: clutch at September 30, 2022 08:36 PM (9UmRs)

115 105 An early car magazine was doing a review on some Bugatti model, and interviewed Bugatti himself. When questioned about the shaky brake system, Il Signor said "we make them to go, not to stop".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 30, 2022 08:37 PM (lz5hY)

116 111 What I really want is a Ferrari Daytona.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:35 PM (sn5EN)

As long as we are wishing. Ferrari 250 California.

But I do not have a spare $50 Million.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:38 PM (dNqv+)

117 In 1973, right after my divorce, I looked at three cars; A MB 450SL, a Jag XKE and sensibly, a TR-6. Got the TR-6, it was half price of the other two. She cried when she saw me in it. Mission accomplished.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 08:39 PM (AmoqO)

118 doggo running around like a lunatic...

Don't get a Jack Russell unless you are a high energy person or have lots of rodents and pests.

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 08:41 PM (DB16e)

119 72 Also, the Cobra photo must be inverted because the roll bar is over the passenger seat.
Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at September 30, 2022 08:10 PM (Z49Tt)

Unless it a Brit AC...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:41 PM (BgMrQ)

120 112 from this thread summarizing Putin's speech

https://twitter.com/maxseddon/status/
1575822859662159873

I have to agree vehemently with Vlad on this:

"You can't feed people with paper dollars and euros. You can't heat people's homes with the lies you spread on social media," Putin says. "You can't warm people with puffed-up valuations – you need energy sources."

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 08:41 PM (p/nbH)

121 >>As long as we are wishing. Ferrari 250 California.

Great call.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 08:41 PM (ZLI7S)

122 Snort
Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 08:36 PM (tQL7r)


You prefer "Kathy Griffin in a Volt?"?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 08:42 PM (xhaym)

123 My Daytona would wipe the track with your 250.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:44 PM (sn5EN)

124 117 In 1973, right after my divorce, I looked at three cars; A MB 450SL, a Jag XKE and sensibly, a TR-6. Got the TR-6, it was half price of the other two. She cried when she saw me in it. Mission accomplished.
Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 08:39 PM (AmoqO)

My brother drove a British Racing Green TR-6 back when he was in the Marines in the early 70's.

It was the first stick I learned to drive. I loved that set of wheels. Shame I grew too tall to sit comfortably in it.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:44 PM (BgMrQ)

125 It's like Doomberg says, "Energy is life".

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at September 30, 2022 08:45 PM (5HBd1)

126 "You can't feed people with paper dollars and euros. You can't heat people's homes with the lies you spread on social media," Putin says. "You can't warm people with puffed-up valuations – you need energy sources."
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 08:41 PM (p/nbH)


One analyst I followed said that the Russian Federation's economy is small compared to western economies, until you strip away all the banking, service and debt based elements, at which point Russian looks pretty well set. Their wealth is in commodities.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 08:45 PM (xhaym)

127 Evening.

This day started well and ended annoying.

Posted by: Robert at September 30, 2022 08:46 PM (OyaTK)

128 Oh, look, one of those not insane things from like 10 years ago...

@WashTimes 2m

U.S. judge dismisses Mexico lawsuit against gun manufacturers

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2022 08:46 PM (IyrhE)

129 You prefer "Kathy Griffin in a Volt?"?
Posted by: Kindltot

No, no! Never!!

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 08:46 PM (tQL7r)

130 Anyways, it is Friday and there are videos of happy puppies.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 08:46 PM (xhaym)

131 My Daytona would wipe the track with your 250.

The sad thing is a modern Corolla would wipe the track with a Daytona, though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:46 PM (Ivdso)

132 If you had a time machine, the parking lots around military BOQs or even enlisted barracks would make a car enthusiast drool. Figure a Vette or Jag was under $7K, any muscle car under $5K, and a bunch of young guys with fat reenlistment bonuses or money never spent in Vietnam.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 30, 2022 08:47 PM (lz5hY)

133 Anyone watching the 'debate'? How bad is it?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2022 08:47 PM (IyrhE)

134 "The sad thing is a modern Corolla would wipe the track with a Daytona, though.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor"

Naw. Does a modern front wheel drive Corolla go 175 mph?

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:49 PM (sn5EN)

135 This 60 second answer thing is shit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2022 08:49 PM (IyrhE)

136 Regarding the sidebar and making fun of men; Someone should tell Liz Banks that this has already been done.

It' called Angels' Revenge. And it's awesome.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 08:49 PM (x8Wzq)

137 132 If you had a time machine, the parking lots around military BOQs or even enlisted barracks would make a car enthusiast drool. Figure a Vette or Jag was under $7K, any muscle car under $5K, and a bunch of young guys with fat reenlistment bonuses or money never spent in Vietnam.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 30, 2022 08:47 PM (lz5hY)

That was my brother:
TR-6
Mach 1
'Cuda 340...convertible ***silently cries that he sold it***

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:50 PM (BgMrQ)

138 My brother drove a British Racing Green TR-6 back when he was in the Marines in the early 70's.

It was the first stick I learned to drive. I loved that set of wheels. Shame I grew too tall to sit comfortably in it.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:44 PM (BgMrQ)

Mine was chocolate brown, wire wheels, luggage rack
and Union Jacks on rear corner panels.

It is the only car I've ever driven just for the fun of it. I will take my current car out at the barest necessity though.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 08:51 PM (AmoqO)

139 Three, I wonder what the clutch feel is like on those? That much power, that light, no traction control on any sort of hill?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 08:18 PM (dNqv+)

About 50 lbs force at the clutch pedal. That's a lot of clamp load.

Posted by: clutch at September 30, 2022 08:51 PM (9UmRs)

140 You guys could easily do a AOSHQ sports car thread. Kind of like the gub thread....but hopefully, no canoeing accidents.

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 08:52 PM (tQL7r)

141 Duke Lowell

Sent you an email.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 08:53 PM (u82oZ)

142 It is the only car I've ever driven just for the fun of it. I will take my current car out at the barest necessity though.
Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 08:51 PM (AmoqO)

Completely understandable...

Wish I had a TR-6 to drive down to the MoMe.

My CX-30 will have to do...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:53 PM (BgMrQ)

143 This is like a debate for crack-heads on a game stream.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2022 08:53 PM (IyrhE)

144 In the 70's I had a chance to buy a XK-120 for $1000. It ran, was rough, and needed a top. Passed on it and bought a Beetle. Hey, it was Winter.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 08:54 PM (sn5EN)

145 I bought a 1967 Alfa boat tail out of a friend of mine dad's estate

he was an old dude and it was his cruise around rig

paid like 4K for it

baby blue with brown interior

Posted by: REDACTED at September 30, 2022 08:55 PM (us2H3)

146 132 If you had a time machine, the parking lots around military BOQs or even enlisted barracks would make a car enthusiast drool. Figure a Vette or Jag was under $7K, any muscle car under $5K, and a bunch of young guys with fat reenlistment bonuses or money never spent in Vietnam.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 30, 2022 08:47 PM (lz5hY)

I was in IOBC (Infantry Officers Basic Course) in 1969. Half the class was West Point. The parking lot was full of Corvettes.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 08:55 PM (AmoqO)

147 15 minutes of film of Queen Victoria's funeral ceremonies, 1901:

https://tinyurl.com/4a3vdecc

Compared with Elizabeth II's funeral, everything appears less ordered and precise to me. The casket and the flag covering it are handled much differently. I think the gaggle of older men following the casket in one scene, mostly wearing various uniforms with plumed head wear, are all of the foreign nobles invited to attend.

Posted by: Gref at September 30, 2022 08:55 PM (AMIL/)

148 Boy, I saw an early BMW Z3 for sale. British racing green, "tobacco" (light brown) interior, well kept, priced right. Always wanted one, and I figured the clock is ticking. Loved it, except for the bum hip and knees causing a little problem getting in and a huge problem getting out.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 30, 2022 08:55 PM (lz5hY)

149 Robert

May your travels be smooth, the laundry not lose any socks, and the shower be clean and unoccupied by Bubba, but by Sophia.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 08:56 PM (u82oZ)

150 125 It's like Doomberg says, "Energy is life".
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at September 30, 2022 08:45 PM (5HBd1)

Yeah, he had a good podcast today.

Posted by: clutch at September 30, 2022 08:56 PM (9UmRs)

151 >>My brother drove a British Racing Green TR-6 back when he was in the Marines in the early 70's.

I recently sold my 1976, highly modified, red TR-6.

Loved that car.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 08:56 PM (ZLI7S)

152 Loved it, except for the bum hip and knees causing a little problem getting in and a huge problem getting out.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 30, 2022 08:55 PM (lz5hY)

Isn't that the fvcking truth...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:56 PM (BgMrQ)

153 First car was a 3 year old '83 Nissan Sentra. I really liked it. Drove it x-country twice. Wrecked it 4 years later. Also drove a '78 Ford Granada x-country 2x and '96 Saturn SL2 across once.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 08:57 PM (KAi1n)

154 I recently sold my 1976, highly modified, red TR-6.

Loved that car.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 08:56 PM (ZLI7S)

My condolences...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:57 PM (BgMrQ)

155 The responses are literally limited to 15 seconds.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2022 08:57 PM (IyrhE)

156 Got it and replied, Salty.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 08:58 PM (u73oe)

157 145 I bought a 1967 Alfa boat tail out of a friend of mine dad's estate

he was an old dude and it was his cruise around rig

paid like 4K for it

baby blue with brown interior
Posted by: REDACTED at September 30, 2022 08:55 PM (us2H3)

***drool***

sexy, sexy automobile

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:59 PM (BgMrQ)

158 sexy, sexy automobile
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 08:59 PM (BgMrQ)

Ehhh, too much junk in the trunk. Like you have a whale shark shoved in the trunk.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:00 PM (dNqv+)

159 Lucas never built a computer because they couldn't figure out how to make it leak oil.
Posted by: Kindltot
-----

Not so. One of the reasons that I never flew on the Concorde was that the avionics were all by...Lucas.

Also, at one time there *was* an AoSHQ Car Thread. I am ashamed that I cannot recall the COB who managed it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:01 PM (pPheI)

160 Henry Manney wittily christened the Jaguar XKE as " the greatest crumpet-catcher known to man. "

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:02 PM (pPheI)

161 We need a car thread, with maybe Alberta Oil Peon running the show. And an airplane thread with Anna Puma at the helm.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 30, 2022 09:04 PM (lz5hY)

162 Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Neidemrmyer's Dead Horse?

She featured a picture of Vic as a younger man, but not with a Flintstone mobile, but a regular muscle car.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 09:04 PM (u82oZ)

163 Was it NDH that did the car thread?

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:04 PM (sn5EN)

164 Boy, I saw an early BMW Z3 for sale. British racing green, "tobacco" (light brown) interior, well kept, priced right. Always wanted one, and I figured the clock is ticking. Loved it, except for the bum hip and knees causing a little problem getting in and a huge problem getting out.
Posted by: bill
-------

Much prefer Z3 styling to Z4. I want a coupe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:04 PM (pPheI)

165 Actually, to hell with the Ferrari. This would be my dream:

https://tinyurl.com/ywdejbe9

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:04 PM (dNqv+)

166 ...and that sucked.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2022 09:05 PM (IyrhE)

167 Was it NDH that did the car thread?
Posted by: fd
-----

Yes! Thanks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:05 PM (pPheI)

168 I've tried to talk my son into an Alfa. He drives a huge Chevy pickup. It's sensible but boring.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 09:05 PM (AmoqO)

169 Not so. One of the reasons that I never flew on the Concorde was that the avionics were all by...Lucas.

Also, at one time there *was* an AoSHQ Car Thread. I am ashamed that I cannot recall the COB who managed it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:01 PM (pPheI)

Lucas - Prince of Darkness

***

Oh yeah...who was that???

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 09:05 PM (BgMrQ)

170

She featured a picture of Vic as a younger man, but not with a Flintstone mobile, but a regular muscle car.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022

A Maverick I believe.

Posted by: clutch at September 30, 2022 09:05 PM (9UmRs)

171 This is like a debate for crack-heads on a game stream.
Posted by: weft cut-loop

That seems awfully specific. Care to share anything with the class? 😎

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 09:06 PM (tQL7r)

172 Wow.

Some of us have been on AoSHQ for a long time to remember NDH.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 09:06 PM (u82oZ)

173 O/T I didn't have to guess too hard that it was California's state Pervert-in-Chief Sen. Scott Weiner who was author of SB107.
Ref: post downstairs

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 30, 2022 09:07 PM (EZebt)

174 clutch

Thanks! Not really a car guy. Want reliability over style.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 09:07 PM (u82oZ)

175 172 Wow.

Some of us have been on AoSHQ for a long time to remember NDH.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 09:06 PM (u82oZ)

NDH left about the same time as the 2016 bloodletting, but was not involved with it, IIRC. Health problems. You'd see her from time to time after that, I think.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:08 PM (dNqv+)

176 165 Actually, to hell with the Ferrari. This would be my dream:

https://tinyurl.com/ywdejbe9
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:04 PM (dNqv+)

Not gonna take issue with that choice either...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 09:08 PM (BgMrQ)

177 >>My condolences...

Thank you. But it was time to put away foolish things.

Now I want to finally get that Cobra replica.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 09:08 PM (ZLI7S)

178 Was never really a Sepultura fan in general, but Chaos AD is fucking excellent. And I have the version that has the live version of Amen. Top notch thrash metal. Man, I miss seeing metal bands, live in small venues in Denver. Never disappointed. Now I'm all old and shit, and Denver fucking sucks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 09:08 PM (x8Wzq)

179 "This would be my dream:"

That's purdy. Don't look stock though.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:09 PM (sn5EN)

180 Not gonna take issue with that choice either...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 09:08 PM (BgMrQ)

The body, the two tone colors, the... just damn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:09 PM (dNqv+)

181 Wow.

Some of us have been on AoSHQ for a long time to remember NDH.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Since 2006, I've used up a lot of time.

Posted by: Infidel at September 30, 2022 09:10 PM (+J0HH)

182 165 Actually, to hell with the Ferrari. This would be my dream:

https://tinyurl.com/ywdejbe9

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:04 PM (dNqv+)

Cool, This is mine >https://tinyurl.com/2mwbwy4a

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 09:10 PM (AmoqO)

183 Aetius451AD

You see her a lot more on kbdabear's nitter account.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 09:10 PM (u82oZ)

184
That's purdy. Don't look stock though.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:09 PM (sn5EN)

Probably isn't. There are a lot of conversions out there for modern internals with the classic (carbon fiber made) shells. THAT is what I really want.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:10 PM (dNqv+)

185 This would be my dream


That is one beautiful automobile.

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 09:11 PM (tQL7r)

186 Infidel

I claim the great commenters here, and ace and the CoBs, kept me sane now and during bho's reign of error.

Do not ask my wife for her opinion. Would not be prudent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 09:12 PM (u82oZ)

187 164 I saw a picture of a group of WW2 Luftwaffe pilots, laying about their BF 109s, evidently on hot pad. A couple of sporty cars in the background, including a BMW roadster, no doubt 30s vintage, that the Z3 strongly resembles.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 30, 2022 09:12 PM (lz5hY)

188 Cool, This is mine >https://tinyurl.com/2mwbwy4a

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 09:10 PM (AmoqO)

Beautiful. Like that paint. And what little I can see of the steering wheel. There is some indefinable thing to a wood steering wheel.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:12 PM (dNqv+)

189 I am a truck guy. But my truck is a Nissan Frontier. Not big. But beefy as hell. I love it. Have had it for almost 10 years. Nary a problem. Best part, I got it for a steal because nobody wants a vehicle with hand crank windows and manual door locks.

BAZINGA!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 09:12 PM (x8Wzq)

190 My dad had a AH 3000 when he was a young man. He and a friend were stopped on the side of the road and a bus hit it. Threw him and his friend off into a field but they both survived.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:12 PM (sn5EN)

191 Does a modern front wheel drive Corolla go 175 mph?

No but it corners much better. I'm assuming by "track" you mean "a track with corners etc" not a drag race. I've seen it tested over and over, those old hot sports cars even as late as the 80s just cannot compete with straight out of the box mundane cars these days. Suspension etc has gotten so much better in the last 40 years its not even close.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 09:13 PM (Ivdso)

192 That seems awfully specific. Care to share anything with the class? 😎
Posted by: Prime Sister


The TX Governor election debate, Abbott v. Beta O'rourke.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2022 09:13 PM (IyrhE)

193 OK, that top picture...
She is either in England and is therefore the driver, and doesn't know what she's looking at (she's not bending over like she's fixing it)...
or, she is not in England and is the passenger...
in which case she is about to slam the hood down on the driver's head, killing her wealthy husband but making it look like an accident.

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 09:13 PM (hnppE)

194 Sometimes you feel like a goat, a baby goat.

Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 09:14 PM (0OP+5)

195 That's purdy. Don't look stock though.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:09 PM (sn5EN)

I don't think you can tell if she's still clothed.

Oh... you meant the car.

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 09:14 PM (hnppE)

196 This evening I helped my buddy load my '91 Miata BRG onto a trailer so he could get it to his shop to replace the timing belt. That car is so much fun to drive.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 09:14 PM (oTZbj)

197 My dad bought this for my brothers back in 1963ish:

https://tinyurl.com/4x6faase

He had NO IDEA!!!

My brothers however, did!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 09:15 PM (BgMrQ)

198 GWB

I like the second story. Sleep with one eye open if she deigns to see you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 09:15 PM (u82oZ)

199 I claim the great commenters here, and ace and the CoBs, kept me sane now and during bho's reign of error.

Do not ask my wife for her opinion. Would not be prudent.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Ditto, kidlet doesn't understand.

Posted by: Infidel at September 30, 2022 09:15 PM (+J0HH)

200 196 This evening I helped my buddy load my '91 Miata BRG onto a trailer so he could get it to his shop to replace the timing belt. That car is so much fun to drive.
Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 09:14 PM (oTZbj)

Miatas are so fun to drive. Impossible to explain to anyone. I had a 2001 Special Edition. BRG. Saddle interior. Parchment top. God, I loved that car.

Only major issue I ever had was a coil went out.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:17 PM (dNqv+)

201 Sometimes you feel like a goat, a baby goat.
Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 09:14 PM (0OP+5)

If we ever get land, I'm gonna get a couple of goats. I love goats. The missus wants a cow or two. Cows are silly. She loved seeing the cows at the county fair. But she said "cows are much larger than I picture."

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 09:17 PM (x8Wzq)

202 No but it corners much better. I'm assuming by "track" you mean "a track with corners etc" not a drag race. I've seen it tested over and over, those old hot sports cars even as late as the 80s just cannot compete with straight out of the box mundane cars these days. Suspension etc has gotten so much better in the last 40 years its not even close.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


The designer that was ordered to design the 2008-ish Corolla came from the performance division and went on a rage about the assignment because the suspension and control sucked goat nuts.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2022 09:17 PM (IyrhE)

203 I couldn't make out all the words the little girl with the cockney accent said, but it looks like Lily used her dog's poop bag as a rain hat on er ed.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 09:17 PM (NpAcC)

204 That is one hell of a dress and hat combo.
" pours one out for OM *

Posted by: Mr. Pink at September 30, 2022 09:18 PM (Ef/qS)

205 "No but it corners much better. "

I seriously doubt a Corolla is going to keep up with a 2600 lb 450hp front engine RWD race car. Not on modern tires. A FWD car is not going to corner better.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:18 PM (sn5EN)

206 184
That's purdy. Don't look stock though.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:09 PM (sn5EN)

Probably isn't. There are a lot of conversions out there for modern internals with the classic (carbon fiber made) shells. THAT is what I really want.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:10 PM (dNqv+)

Here is a 57 Belair/Corvette combo. Not my cupa

https://tinyurl.com/5t2scrsa

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 09:18 PM (AmoqO)

207 165 Actually, to hell with the Ferrari. This would be my dream:

https://tinyurl.com/ywdejbe9
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:04 PM (dNqv+)
Mrs. E had one when she was in high school in Colorado Springs mumblemumble years ago.

Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 09:18 PM (0OP+5)

208 Then I got the Mustang GT and it was a huge step up in practicality. OMG, this trunk is huge! I could fit ANYTHING in here!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:20 PM (dNqv+)

209 Mrs. E had one when she was in high school in Colorado Springs mumblemumble years ago.
Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 09:18 PM (0OP+5)

Please tell me she sold it to a good home.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:21 PM (dNqv+)

210 I seem to recall AoSHQ had a weekly car post at one time.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 09:21 PM (oTZbj)

211 Was there a car in that photo? Didn't notice it.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2022 09:22 PM (OTzUX)

212 Here is a 57 Belair/Corvette combo. Not my cupa

https://tinyurl.com/5t2scrsa

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 09:18 PM (AmoqO)

The wheels are all wrong. The car sits wrong. The fins don't look right.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:22 PM (dNqv+)

213 Greetings from St. Croix!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 30, 2022 09:23 PM (10yGO)

214 #2 son has a 91 Miata. Bought it for $750, and a parts car for $500. We fixed it up and painted it 30th anniversary Orange. It's fun as hell to drive. I've got most of a 94 in the backyard.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:24 PM (sn5EN)

215 >>My dad bought this for my brothers back in 1963ish:


You had a cool dad.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 09:24 PM (ZLI7S)

216 The NAs are nice, but I do not like the body style as much as the NBs. The NB grill opening is too big. But the rear end- with the filler cap on top! I cannot tell you how many times I had to break ice off the top of the gas filler at a gas station.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:26 PM (dNqv+)

217 Woof, dat pic....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at September 30, 2022 09:26 PM (xcxpd)

218 Saw NDH on the twatters now and then (meaning when I looked). Thought she would pitch in with an elbows, er, football thread sometimes too. Or would just gratuitously include cheerleader pics in some threat she was doing if the regular football one didn't go up. She was thoughtful that way.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2022 09:26 PM (OTzUX)

219 And the NCs. A mobile bath tub.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:26 PM (dNqv+)

220 OT: Saw something that made me laugh:
FBIden...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 09:26 PM (ynpvh)

221 sup

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at September 30, 2022 09:27 PM (YglAn)

222 Just went through the 4th power reset...windy and rain. I've a feeling that I'd better put in my post-cataract eye drops now, if a bit early.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:27 PM (xsETX)

223 I've got first option to buy that 91 if he ever wants to sell it. Which I expect he will some day.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:28 PM (sn5EN)

224 213 Greetings from St. Croix!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 30, 2022 09:23 PM (10yGO)

Well Hi. Lucky you, I guess.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 09:28 PM (AmoqO)

225 Did you guys see Strzok's dismissal letter that was released today? It's a hoot.

https://twitter.com/HansMahncke/status/
1575986650643304448

Posted by: IrishEi at September 30, 2022 09:29 PM (3ImbR)

226 #2 son has a 91 Miata. Bought it for $750, and a parts car for $500. We fixed it up and painted it 30th anniversary Orange. It's fun as hell to drive. I've got most of a 94 in the backyard.
Posted by: fd
------

Ala Shelby, I recall that someone was shoehorning small-block Ford V-8s into Miatas.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:29 PM (xsETX)

227 Radoslaw Pujan has good taste, I've concluded after looking at his photos

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at September 30, 2022 09:30 PM (xcxpd)

228 Ala Shelby, I recall that someone was shoehorning small-block Ford V-8s into Miatas.

Posted by: Mike Hammer


https://tinyurl.com/42tust7h

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 09:31 PM (oTZbj)

229 You had a cool dad.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 09:24 PM (ZLI7S)

Yeah, he had a thing for cars. A different one every year, and never had a loyalty to a badge.

You never knew what would show up in the driveway:
Bullet Nosed T-Bird / VW Camper Van / Chevy Impala / Studabaker Lark
.
And then he ended up with a patient who owned an Olds Dealership, and then he drove Oldsmobiles till he died in 76.
Toronado / 442 / Olds 98

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 09:31 PM (BgMrQ)

230 Just went through the 4th power reset...windy and rain.

Hang in there.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 30, 2022 09:31 PM (Xrfse)

231 Ala Shelby, I recall that someone was shoehorning small-block Ford V-8s into Miatas.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:29 PM (xsETX)

I personally saw a guy who had put a 5.0 in one from a mustang. There was also a place where you could take a miata and they would squeeze in an LS2 (405 HP) into it. They also had to replace the suspension, transmission, widen your transmission tunnel, etc. Cost about as much as a second miata.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:31 PM (dNqv+)

232 well, the Santa Clara Cross Country mens team got so viral, the local news did a story... yes, it was a joke. Fun stuff.


https://tinyurl.com/3syn6xtr

Posted by: sassy at September 30, 2022 09:32 PM (xSICi)

233 Damn.
I'd like to try those curves.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 09:32 PM (anj39)

234 Gent I used to work for, Tommy Hamon, was an actual, no-shit, close friend of Carrol Shelby. They used to both compete in the Mexico Grand Prix, way back in the 1960s.

Tommy had a perfectly correct AC Cobra in 289, with of course, Carrol's signature on the dashboard.

Much MUCH rarer still though, was his 2005 Ford GT, one of only TWO in the world, with the dashboard also signed by Carrol Shelby. The GT is white with the blue GT stripes, and he has the peel-off vinyl stickers to put it into full Racing Livery in the White Pattern "GULF" sponsorship (vs. robin egg blue car).

One of TWO with Shelby's sig on the dash. The auction on that would be epic.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 30, 2022 09:32 PM (e6UQI)

235 Ala Shelby, I recall that someone was shoehorning small-block Ford V-8s into Miatas.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:29 PM (xsETX)

The Fox body 5.0 liters fit without moving the firewall. Saw one at Barrett Jackson. It looked completely stock buttoned up, only giveaway was the cord emblem on the trunk lid. Complete sleeper.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 09:32 PM (OgrpQ)

236 I seriously doubt a Corolla is going to keep up with a 2600 lb 450hp front engine RWD race car.

The videos aren't too tough to find. They run an 80s super hot track car and then the modern family car and the modern car wins on time.

Why? Because they hold the road better and the speed advantage is very limited by the short straight runs. You gotta slow to corner, and modern cars slow better and turn better. I mean you slap modern parts like those big brakes and modern suspension on that Daytona and its going to win but... then its not a stock Daytona any longer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 09:32 PM (Ivdso)

237 209 Mrs. E had one when she was in high school in Colorado Springs mumblemumble years ago.
Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 09:18 PM (0OP+5)

Please tell me she sold it to a good home.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:21 PM (dNqv+)
When she moved to Dallas she left it with her Mom and Dad in Colorado Springs. Her Dad had given $2500 to a Ft. Carson soldier for it because it had a crunched right front end from racing. He restored it and gave it to Mrs. E, and when she left it in his driveway he sold it to another soldier, for what he paid for it. Mrs. E reamed his ass over it and he felt so bad he bought her a Gold Wing. You can't get most any PART today for $2500.

Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 09:33 PM (0OP+5)

238 Water was probably below 70 but still very comfortable with a short john wetsuit. Basic smallish no-form surf, but that was OK, still sort of training the boss on basic bodyboarding and surf management (how to go through, under, or over, and when). She didn't grow up in the water, but is adapting quickly. Almost empty beach. Sunny in the 70s, breeze.

No hurricanes, or nukylar exchanges, in sight.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2022 09:33 PM (OTzUX)

239
https://tinyurl.com/42tust7h
Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 09:31 PM (oTZbj)

Somebody's got a death wish there...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 09:33 PM (BgMrQ)

240 The Fox body 5.0 liters fit without moving the firewall. Saw one at Barrett Jackson. It looked completely stock buttoned up, only giveaway was the cord emblem on the trunk lid. Complete sleeper.
Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 09:32 PM (OgrpQ)

Also the sound when you started it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 30, 2022 09:34 PM (dNqv+)

241
https://tinyurl.com/42tust7h
Posted by: davidt
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Yeah, nothing crazy about that.
Heh. I recall seeing an *Australian* who had installed a Rolls Royce Merlin into a '56 Chevy convertible.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:34 PM (edjZf)

242 I love a positraction rear end.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 09:35 PM (anj39)

243 One of TWO with Shelby's sig on the dash. The auction on that would be epic.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 30, 2022 09:32 PM (e6UQI)

Damn....

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 09:35 PM (BgMrQ)

244 My 1969 roadrunner is basically a flying brick. I used to white knuckle it in sharp turns. I have improved it a lot though, so its vastly improved over stock. Its way better than when I got it. The main thing was to make the suspension friendly for radial tires. I torque boxed the lower control arms and used tie rods from chrysler land yachts, like the new yorker or imperial. They fit right in with no mods. Bigger torsion bars, KYB shocks, hemi springs in the rear, and she was good to go. Drives great. Its a gas hog though. It has a slightly tweaked big block, so if you want to piss away gas like it was free thats the car.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 09:35 PM (VwHCD)

245 https://tinyurl.com/42tust7h
Posted by: davidt
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Yeah, nothing crazy about that.
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I was amused by the aluminum door panels...for that extra bit of power-to-weight ratio, one assumes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:35 PM (edjZf)

246 Its a gas hog though. It has a slightly tweaked big block, so if you want to piss away gas like it was free thats the car.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 09:35 PM (VwHCD)

I can only imagine.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 09:38 PM (BgMrQ)

247 Cassowarys are f'n dangerous animals...they can gut you with their claws.
https://is.gd/VXBmhw

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 09:38 PM (ynpvh)

248 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 09:35 PM (VwHCD)

My 72 Cuda had the torsion bar front suspension. Pain in the ass.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 09:40 PM (OgrpQ)

249 I love a positraction rear end.
Posted by: Diogenes
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It's interesting to look up the Trade Marked limited-slip names from the various car manufacturers.

Also, I once helped push a LeMans-prepped Porsche 911 which had a lock-up differential. It wasn't fun, as almost any deviation from straight line would cause it to lock up, and made pushing it around a corner a bitch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:41 PM (nDCOZ)

250 ," I recall that someone was shoehorning small-block Ford V-8s into Miatas."

And LS engines. I rode in one. Scary fast.

Ain't no way a Corolla is going to outrun a Ferrari Daytona. It's absurd. Next you will tell me a Tercel will smoke a 917.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:41 PM (sn5EN)

251 Also, I once helped push a LeMans-prepped Porsche 911 which had a lock-up differential. It wasn't fun, as almost any deviation from straight line would cause it to lock up, and made pushing it around a corner a bitch.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:41 PM (nDCOZ)

Redneck weld them and call them Lincoln lockers. Does a number on your rear tires.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 09:43 PM (OgrpQ)

252 I had a Gremlin with positraction. Custom order

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at September 30, 2022 09:44 PM (5HBd1)

253 250 Ain't no way a Corolla is going to outrun a Ferrari Daytona. It's absurd. Next you will tell me a Tercel will smoke a 917.

would you believe a 914 and a vw type 3?

Posted by: maxwell smart, agent 86 at September 30, 2022 09:44 PM (edU/H)

254 I welded the diff on a FWD rallycross car one time. It worked great for a couple of events until it blew up in spectacular fashion.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:45 PM (sn5EN)

255 Posted by: sassy at September 30, 2022 09:32 PM (xSICi)

Easily one of the best things I've ever seen.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at September 30, 2022 09:45 PM (YglAn)

256 Pretty much any vehicle can be LS swapped. Saw a twin turbo LS swapped Porsche Carrera. Big one these days is buying an RX8 (because they are dirt cheap) and tossing a 5.3 turbo LS in it. Presto Mazda C-6 Corvette

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 09:48 PM (OgrpQ)

257 The thing about the RX-8 was the rotary engine sat so low and far back. Seems like a V8 would wreck the balance.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:50 PM (sn5EN)

258 My 72 Cuda had the torsion bar front suspension. Pain in the ass.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 09:40 PM (OgrpQ)

yeah, and they were too small by today's standards. you have to but the bigger ones in.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 09:50 PM (VwHCD)

259 The thing about the RX-8 was the rotary engine sat so low and far back. Seems like a V8 would wreck the balance.
Posted by: fd
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Pfft.

Posted by: V8 powered Corvair at September 30, 2022 09:50 PM (c8iAR)

260 Pretty sure that's a Cobra.
Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (oTZbj)

Yes. A Co-bra, for well-endowed ladies for whom one bra is simply not enough.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 09:51 PM (ZbUyx)

261 mmmm...

clean lines indeed

Posted by: mindful webworker - pen and ink at September 30, 2022 09:53 PM (iH7eX)

262 Have a great night, everyone.

May all other cars and trucks avoid the one you are driving.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 09:53 PM (u82oZ)

263 "Posted by: V8 powered Corvair"

You're gonna need a wheelie bar for that.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:53 PM (sn5EN)

264 Elegant sports cars were supposed to have high revving little 4 banger engines. Cobra inelegantly sported a 427 V-8 in a glorified go-kart. Guess which one I wanna drive!
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:59 PM (r46W7)

Well, truly elegant sports cars had an OHC inline six, with Lucas electrics.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 09:53 PM (ZbUyx)

265 I still want a '55 chevy and a hotrod model A, but '55 chevy first.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 09:53 PM (VwHCD)

266 The Porsche 914 was a go cart. Horribly underpowered in the 4 banger models, but on a race track with little in the way of long straights and lots of twisty bits you could pretty much leave your foot planted on the loud peddle and shift when necessary.

Mine, a 74 1.8L (modified) made about 97HP. Took it to Laguna Seca several times.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 09:54 PM (BFigT)

267 Yes. A Co-bra, for well-endowed ladies for whom one bra is simply not enough.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Last week, driving through Hendersonville, NC, I passed a series of signs, like Burma Shave signs:

Every
Woman
Wants
A Good
Bra

I have no idea...

Posted by: V8 powered Corvair at September 30, 2022 09:54 PM (nDCOZ)

268 Ooops.../Corvair

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:54 PM (nDCOZ)

269 Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:50 PM (sn5EN)

There are few companies that build the build the front suspension clip for them that takes that into consideration. Curb weight is higher but little is lost in lateral g's.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 09:55 PM (OgrpQ)

270 She might be used to disappointment.

No, I'd remember dating her.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 09:55 PM (Bd6X8)

271 '55 Chevy 327ci Mighty Mouse.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 09:56 PM (oTZbj)

272 I had a 72 914 in the early 80s. Bought it for $1000 and sold it for $1000. It was a go kart, not as much as the X1/9 I got later, but it had more power.

It had that crappy fuel injection that I took out and put a Holly carb on it.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:57 PM (sn5EN)

273
*recollects 454 '55 Chevy in 'Two Lane Blacktop'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:57 PM (nDCOZ)

274 Mine, a 74 1.8L (modified) made about 97HP. Took it to Laguna Seca several times.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 09:54 PM (BFigT)

Still one of the best skid pad ratings ever, even after 50+ years.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 09:58 PM (OgrpQ)

275
*recollects 454 '55 Chevy in 'Two Lane Blacktop'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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I think that it was the same car driven by Harrison Ford in 'American Graffiti'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:59 PM (nDCOZ)

276 '55 Chevy 327ci Mighty Mouse.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 09:56 PM (oTZbj)

Thats a such a good engine. A friend of mine has a tweaked 327 in a 55. It runs great. I would love a 427 in a '55 though.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 09:59 PM (VwHCD)

277 "Still one of the best skid pad ratings ever, even after 50+ years"

Better than a Corolla?

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 09:59 PM (sn5EN)

278 I think that it was the same car driven by Harrison Ford in 'American Graffiti'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 09:59 PM (nDCOZ)

Yup.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 10:00 PM (VwHCD)

279
Thats a such a good engine. A friend of mine has a tweaked 327 in a 55. It runs great. I would love a 427 in a '55 though.
Posted by: Berserker-
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Had a '68 Camaro RS, 4 spd., dyno-tweaked 327, 3.70 posi rear, KONI SD adjustable shocks, '69 Z-28 15x7 wheels, Firestone F60 tires. By far, the most fun American I've ever owned. Made some fast trips from the midwest down through the mountains to NC in that car. US Hwy 52 the whole way.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 10:04 PM (ZlD3b)

280 I used to drive that 914 from Monterey, CA to Menlo Park off and on from 2003 to 2007. My primary ride at the time was a BMW E36 325is. It's about 100 miles one way over CA highway 17 which crosses the coastal range from the Pacific to the Silicon Valley. That is about 35 miles of two lane switchbacks, up one side, down the other.

1HR 5 minutes is my personal best.

In the 914.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 10:08 PM (BFigT)

281 I still want a '55 chevy and a hotrod model A, but '55 chevy first.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 09:53 PM (VwHCD)

Buddy of mine has a 55 210 post and he dropped a 327 pacesetter race engine it. Turning almost 500 hp. The thing rips and looks good doing it in candy apple red over white.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 10:08 PM (OgrpQ)

282 The TX Governor election debate, Abbott v. Beta O'rourke.
Posted by: weft cut-loop

Ooooooohh, so that's what you meant by "debate." I couldn't figure out what debate there could be on....doh!

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 10:10 PM (tQL7r)

283 My ex-girlfriend's next boyfriend's Porsche 914 caught fire one day (aluminum engine block) and burned to the ground. Meanwhile, my MGB just kept rolling along. Sometimes, there is a God.

Posted by: HTL at September 30, 2022 10:20 PM (M/NNn)

284 Oh,my! That is a really, really good photo! In color, it would have been trite.

Is the car a Cobra? But the windscreen doesn't look quite right for that.

Posted by: DaveK at September 30, 2022 10:36 PM (DKC4O)

285 85 Not if it's right hand drive.

Did they make any rhd Cobras? I guess maybe some for England. It feels more likely that its a flipped image, but yeah, maybe its that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 08:14 PM (Ivdso)


I'd say flipped. Did an image search and found more pix from the series. One shows a side view and the 427 badge over the engine compartment louvers. Numbers are flipped. Seems to be a left hand drive.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at September 30, 2022 11:43 PM (8C7+r)

286


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Posted by: Karen Merritt at October 01, 2022 02:18 AM (tIsvw)

Quick Hits

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Only after public pressure is the murderer Shannon Brandt, who stalked, ran down, and murdered a teenager named Cayler Ellingson for being a member of a "Republican extremist group" which is 1, not illegal and 2, not even true, charged with murder.

And for some reason, conservatives have the crazy idea that government officials, including Republican officials, feel that violence against them is excusable and just the way things are.

A Glenfield man has now been charged with murder after allegedly running over another person at a street dance in McHenry on September 18.

41-year-old Shannon Brandt was initially charged with vehicular homicide in the incident.

The left has so normalized their constant political violence that police, judges, and GOP officials, including GOP DAs, just accept leftist violence as the normal, natural order of things.

NO. We do not accept it that any longer.



Miranda Devine
@mirandadevine

Now I'm hearing the FBI is leaking private health information about whistleblowers to the New York Times to try to discredit them. This amounts to unlawful reprisal against a whistleblower which the DOJ Inspector General should investigate.

A court has accepted the FBI's usual bullshit as to why it shouldn't have to disclose its thousands of FOIA'd documents about Seth Rich -- "will expose sources and methods," etc. (They have this bullshit as a macro) -- but the court at least did order his computer to be released, in two weeks.

By the way, the FBI originally lied and claimed it had no documents at all responsive to the FOIA request. Whoops! Whoopsie!

Tipped by commenter Grant Swinger, if that is his real name, a very interesting claim from LawDog, which sounds Learnéd though I don't know if it is, that the Russian pipeline explosion is almost certainly just a case of the Russians failing to do proper maintenance, plus a build-up of methane hydate crystals.

He says there's a process to extract water from natural gas when you inject it into the pipe, but then, you don't get it all out, and this gas has just been sitting in the pipe for months and months, so whatever was left in the gas had all sorts of time to get up to mischief. Like forming methane hydrate crystals.

LawDog doesn't explicitly say so in the article, but he implies that methane hydrate does not need free oxygen to explode. Someone in the comments says there's oxygen "in the lattice of ice" around the crystals.

He notes "issues" with the pipe:

They officially shut it down in July of 2020 for maintenance, and had cornbread hell getting it back on-line, and "issues" with maintaining flow throughout the next year; shut it down again in July of 2021, with bigger "issues" -- we say "issues" because the Russians won't explain what these issues were -- and even more problems, including unexplained, major disruptions in gas flow in Dec21/Jan22; Feb 22; and April 22.

In my experience when anything involving energy-industry hydrocarbons explodes ... well, sabotage isn't the first thing that comes to mind. And honestly, when it comes to a pipeline running natural gas under Russian (non)maintenance, an explosion means that it's Tuesday. Or Friday. Or another day of the week ending in "y".

He also points out the suspicious -- or non-suspicious -- timing of the explosions:

Yes, 17 hours apart. No military is going to arrange for two pipes in the same general area to be destroyed 17 hours apart. Not without some Spec Ops guy having a fit of apoplexy. One pipe goes up in a busy shipping lane, in a busy sea, and everyone takes notice. Then you wait 17 hours to do the second -- with 17 hours for people to show up and catch you running dirty? Nah, not buying it.

I don't know if he's right because I don't understand the science he's talking about and I can't say that anything he's saying is true or not.

But I would say that his explanation explains one thing: The dog that didn't bark, as Sherlock Holmes said.

Why isn't Russia blaming this on Ukraine and calling for an emergency UN Security Council meeting? Why aren't they screaming about it?

Why are they being uncharacteristically chill about it?

It would make sense that they would be a bit muted about it -- if they knew the pipe exploded during an attempt to depressurize the pipes (as LawDog speculates) and they do not want to invite further inquiry which would only wind up embarrassing them.

Still, I have no idea if any of this is even plausible. Interesting, though.

#SixSeasonsAndaMovie became a motto for the ratings-challenged Community TV show. Abed vowed that the short-lived TV show The Cape (was that it?) would be on for "six seasons and a movie" when Jeff said it would be cancelled in three weeks, and the show's crew, cast, and fans adopted this as their own goal.

They got canceled by NBC after five seasons, but then Yahoo "Screen," their short-lived attempt at an online TV service (remember that?) picked them up for a sixth season.

And now, they will finally fulfill the destiny of #SixSeasonsandaMovie as Peacock announces a Community movie.

I mean, an online streaming movie, which isn't fully a movie, but I guess it's what we call a movie now.

Unfortunately, Donald Glover, who played Troy and left in the middle of season 5, won't be coming back.

Oh what a surprise -- the Fauci's combined wealth increased by $5 million just during the two years of the pandemic.

He's a civil "servant." Must be nice!

Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife's net worth grew by $5 million during the COVID-19 pandemic as thousands of US residents struggled financially, according to a government spending watchdog group.

The combined wealth of the 81-year-old retiring director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and his bioethicist wife, Christine Grady, soared from $7.5 million in 2019 to $12.6 million at the end of 2021, according to a report from the non-profit OpenTheBooks.

"Despite becoming a figure of controversy, the system has rewarded Dr. Fauci handsomely," the group's CEO, Adam Andrzejewski, told Fox News Digital. "While Dr. Fauci has been a government bureaucrat for more than 55 years, his household net worth skyrocketed during the pandemic."

The couple's wealth boost was due in part to major salary increases, cash awards and royalties, according to the report.

Fauci has consistently refused to disclose his royalties, which are paid to him by Big Pharma, and has lied to Congress about the information about these royalties already being available to the public. It's not. It remains a secret kept under lock and key, and he won't turn the key.

Europe's only surviving Queen, Margrethe of Denmark, was "inspired" by Queen Elizabeth to get rid of some her own goldbricking Harrys and Meghans and boot them out of the royal family.

Europe's only reigning Queen was inspired to revoke their titles by other royals - including her late cousin Queen Elizabeth II - and claimed it was to allow the four children of her younger son, Prince Joachim: Nikolai, Felix, Henrik and Athena, to live more normal lives. It follows similar moves by other royal families in Europe, including the Windsors, to slim down their monarchies, the Danish palace said later.

But her decision has 'upset' her second son Joachim and his four children. His eldest sons Nikolai and Felix - from his first marriage - have been branded 'playboy princes' because they are professional models who failed to complete their two-year military education after both concluded it was 'not right for them'. Prince Joachim insists his mother only gave him five days' notice. His first wife Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, said last night she is 'in shock' and revealed: 'The children feel ostracised'.

Jacob Heinel Jensen, royal correspondent for national tabloid BT who has been at the heart of the story in Denmark, told MailOnline that the Danish Royal Family is in 'crisis' -- and is now in the midst its own Megxit.

He said: 'The situation we have in Denmark today is what the UK had two years ago. Yesterday we had a Prince Joachim going rogue on TV saying how upset he was, how his children are suffering. The parallels between him and Harry are there for all to see'.

'This slimming down is something we have seen all over Europe. The days of gigantic royal families with prince after prince and princess after princess, all paid for by the taxpayer, are over', he added.

It's so fun to hear the lamentations of the entitled.

Meanwhile, the Royal Twats may delay their Netflix series to edit out some of the nasty things they said about (checks notes) Harry's father and (checks notes) Harry's brother.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly want to edit their docuseries with Netflix and delay its release 'until next year' after the Queen's death, multiple sources have told Page Six.


[S]ources claimed the couple now want to make edits to the series, which would possibly delay its release until later in 2023, as they look to 'downplay much of what they have said about King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales'.

One Hollywood industry source said: 'A lot of conversations are happening. I hear that Harry and Meghan want the series to be held until next year, they want to stall.

'I wonder if the show could even be dead in the water at this point, do Harry and Meghan just want to shelve this thing?,' they added.

Netflix signed a $100 million deal with these useless layabouts, back when Netflix thought they were making money and were signing deals with everyone. They were specifically paying for dirt and gossip, not soft-focus crap.

I wonder if Netflix will go the David Zaslav route and start looking for a way to "Batgirl" these two.

At The Dispatch, here's the picture of Lizzo that ran to advertise Allahpundit's godawful piece about Lizzo.

Except, you know, it's not Lizzo.

It's just... some other black woman.

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I guess they all look alike to the lily-white smug Urban Progressive Karens at the Dispatch.

FaceBook fact-checkers, y'all:

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Oh, and if you want to read something absolutely wretched, I mean really cringey, really embarrassingly awful, you just try reading AllahPundit's "writing" at The Dispatch. He's decided that what his real metier will be is blogging about blogging and writing about writing. It's so self-indulgent and up-his-own-asshole and cutesy and twee it's literally disgusting. Vomitevole, as Ms. Meloni would say. He really thinks we want an Inside Look into The Mind of the Artist Formerly Known As AllahPundit.

He's not doing AllahPundit blog posts any longer -- he's giving you The Making Of Allah Pundit Blog Posts. He's giving you the Criterion Collection bonus features of his blog posts, right in the blog posts themselves.

As my second week as a staff writer at The Dispatch comes to a close, I need to confess. I'm ... not really a writer.

Some of you will have already noticed.

Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer. I'm a blogger. Bloggers have different talents than writers.

We value writers for their prose and their insight. We value bloggers for their speed, their efficiency at curating news, and their ability to formulate strong political opinions--"takes," we might more aptly call them--about literally anything that might turn up on the Drudge Report or in the average news junkie's Twitter timeline.

Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you, if you happen to be someone who esteems careful well-informed analysis over dashed-off screeds about whatever the outrage du jour might be.

Can a blogger successfully transition into a writer? The Dispatch evidently thinks so. I guess we'll find out!

Yeah good luck with that, Champ. We're all eager to see where your New Journey takes you.

I swear to God, there's something wrong with him. It's like he's brain-damaged.

Speaking of people who are terrible at their jobs, chase away audiences, and ultimately get fired, Trevor Noah says that he himself has decided to leave The Daily Show and it was totally his idea and everything.

It's just that after seven years of not being funny on TV, he's ready to not be funny in his first love, stand-up comedy.

Noah said he was eager to get back on the road, doing standup and seeing the world. He said it was "another part of my life I want to keep exploring."

This is an obvious lie. Every stand-up, every single one, attempts to get on TV, not because they want to be an actor (they usually don't want to be an actor) and not because they don't like stand-up (they usually like stand-up itself) but because they absolutely hate the road.

No one wants to be on the road. Trevor Noah does not want to be on the road.

As for "seeing the world," pretty sure you can do that with a high paying job. A lot of rich people manage it. He also claimed he wanted to "continue learning languages."

Oh, right. So that's why you have to return to the road. To "learn languages."

Maybe he'll take a page from AllahPundit and do Stand-Up About Being a Stand-Up. Really tell the world what's going on in the crazy little bean called Trevor Noah's Brain.

Young girls totally aren't pursuing unneeded surgical modifications based on what they see on TikTok and Insta:


This beauty trend could really fox you up.

At least that's what Hannah Edwards, a woman who underwent the TikTok viral #FoxEyeLift procedure and experienced so much pain that she wanted to "die," claims.

"It was honestly the worst pain I've ever felt," Edwards, a 25-year-old nutrition student from Sydney, Australia, told NeedToKnow.Online. "The pain was so bad that I wanted to die, I didn't think I could handle being in so much pain."

In early January, Edwards scheduled a consultation for the fox eye-lift with a clinic, hoping its staffers would help her achieve the face of her dreams.

The controversial cosmetic enhancement is a nonsurgical treatment meant to transform rounded, hooded or droopy eyes into sleek, feline-like ovals.

During the procedure, biodegradable sutures are used to pull the skin near the outer corner of the eye back towards the temple. In the US, the embellishment costs around $2,050.

They say it's "nonsurgical" but then, they suturing your eyebrows up higher on your face. We're kind of playing close-to-the-line with the definition of "nonsurgical."

foxeyeviralcontagion.jpg

I wonder what other this-will-change-my-life-completely surgical alterations young girls are being convinced to try via viral contagion?

Twenty-Fifth Amendment Insurance Policy:

To RAWK your way into the weekend, enjoy this Ame Bibabi level talent. You can skip to 2:50 to hear the actual " " " music, " " " or watch it all the way through to first enjoy the " " " dramatic " " " " " " acting " " " beforehand.

Vice says that this is the future of rap. But then, Vice.com also says that it's time for straight guys to start putting things up their butts:

Everyone loves orgasms, right? If we didn't, we wouldn't go to ridiculous lengths to achieve them like pirating porn alone or going through the exhausting process of romancing a special someone just so we can have one in the company of another human.

Well, what if I told all of you straight guys out there that there is a secret orgasm that you don't even know about, and it's much better than relieving yourself into a wad of Kleenex while your computer burns your bare thighs? This is an orgasm so good that it will make your whole body shake, every inch of your skin tingle, and your voice erupt with spontaneous screams like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. There's only one catch: To achieve this orgasm, you have to put things up your butt.

Sounds pretty convincing!

But on the other hand, they're in bad financial shape and are trying to sell themselves off one piece at a time, like a streetwhore with prosthetic limbs.

Vice Media has hired financial advisors to seek a sale, either for the entire company or for parts of the business, according to sources.

The company would prefer to sell itself in one piece but may decide to sell off business units if it can't find an appealing deal, the sources said.

That was from May so I guess they haven't found an appealing deal yet.

So now I just don't know what to think!!!

brb looking for an old tv remote to stick up my butt

Posted by: Ace at 06:33 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (llXky)

2 What...gray?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (llXky)

3

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (yQpMk)

4 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (LsEU/)

5 Grey boxes.....

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (bVYXr)

6 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (bVYXr)

7 By the time I post this he’ll have fixed it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (u73oe)

8 Whoa

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (u73oe)

9 Guess he’s fixing it now.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (u73oe)

10 > Then you wait 17 hours to do the second -- with 17 hours for people to show up and catch you running dirty?

Errr.... timers are a thing that exists?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (bW8dp)

11 Is that bottom photo a bunch of dwarves from the new Amazon Lord of the Rangz?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (TKMtt)

12 Still borked

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:38 PM (u73oe)

13 Willowed...

We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds
Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM

I'll just leave this here.

https://youtu.be/7QH5LcmfyLI
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:39 PM (Wnv9h)

14 Is cornbread hell a real place?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 06:39 PM (yQpMk)

15 One easy step for improving your looks for less than $2000

1) Remove that silly nose ring.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (TKMtt)

16 And still we're going to have to listen to morons say that the Democratic Party has no propaganda outlets like Fox News and "Talk Radio".

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (krQz2)

17 Good writing as usual, but what's with the pics of cattle in lingerie?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (Bd6X8)

18 How did being a ton of lard become a icon?

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (xhxe8)

19 "brb looking for an old tv remote to stick up my butt"

Take the batteries out first. Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (24fqN)

20
Whoa... TJM. Bruh.

Lizzo? Dang, man.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (oINRc)

21 Errr.... timers are a thing that exists?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (bW8dp)
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You blow up the first one and see what happens. Missiles inbound? No?

Blow up the second one.

But right, the people who left $8,000,000,000 of working equipment to the Taliban are Super-Smart and would never telegraph their moves.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (llXky)

22 Also willowed because shut up, they always explain:

Back in the day.... Elves were racist. High Elves looked down on Wood Elves... and were REALLY unhappy with 1/2 Elves.
Posted by: Romeo13
*

This is reality.

If you could be a fly on the wall to observe lighter skin blacks views on darker skinned blacks...

"Many HBCUs, but specifically the “Black Ivy League” schools were one Brown Paper Bag Schools. Often, the Brown Paper Bag Test has been attributed to being used by Divine 9 Greek Organizations as a barrier to inclusion, but few have discussed that many Black Colleges used the same test in deciding whether to admit students."

https://tinyurl.com/2jbgkf9k

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (TKMtt)

23 > One easy step for improving your looks for less than $2000


2) Don't get that crappy jailhouse tattoo. Not only is that less than $2,000, it's actually a negative expense!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (bW8dp)

24 >>>Vice says that this is the future of rap. But then, Vice.com also says that it's time for straight guys to start putting things up their butts:

lol

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (yHsuS)

25 He notes "issues" with the pipe

Your mother notes the "issues" with the pipe too, sonny.

Posted by: Sean Connery on Celebrity Jeopardy at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (KFhLj)

26 Uh, one of the pipes has never had Gas in it. Was not authorized yet.

And why would the explosions happen THAT close together? If it was a spontaneous explosion? As one was used, the other not, and one had not been used for some time.

Oh, and explosions were GEOGRAPHICALLY close together as well?

Sorry... does not pass the smell test.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (oHd/0)

27 Lizzo.

Fat, Sloppy and Untalented is no way to go through life honey.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (R/m4+)

28 > Take the batteries out first. Don't ask me how I know.

Or leave them in, if you have some polyps or anal warts that need to be burned off.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:43 PM (bW8dp)

29 Oh, and explosions were GEOGRAPHICALLY close together as well?

Sorry... does not pass the smell test.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (oHd/0)
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Convenient that the Russians jacked up their pipelines within 24 hours of the Polish-Norway one becoming operational.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:43 PM (llXky)

30 Why are they being uncharacteristically chill about it?

I don't know, I read elsewhere (probably ZH) that Putin mentioned it in his speech today, along with the assertion that everyone knows who did it. I'm not sure if he mentions DC directly or the author was filling in for him.

The story that it was an accident being pushed is interesting in that at least in means someone in DC figured out they went to far on that one and need to find a way to back out of it, which is better than the alternatives.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (kOpft)

31 Is cornbread hell a real place?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 06:39 PM (yQpMk)

Isn't that when you turn out the cornbread from the cast iron skillet and the middle sticks in the skillet?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (yHsuS)

32 Red-tape is the new Stasi.

Confiscate somebody's security tapes in the guise of "investigating". Then you can forever quash the subject because "Sorry, I can't comment on an ongoing investigation".

Wray's purging conservatives from the ranks of the FIB, so I would almost bet they're are training soldiers in these tactics.

This is what they did to sit on Hunter's laptop and (apparently) Seth Rich's laptop.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (krQz2)

33 26 Uh, one of the pipes has never had Gas in it. Was not authorized yet.

And why would the explosions happen THAT close together? If it was a spontaneous explosion? As one was used, the other not, and one had not been used for some time.

Oh, and explosions were GEOGRAPHICALLY close together as well?

Sorry... does not pass the smell test.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (oHd/0)

I don't think the pipes are left empty; they have some fluid in them. Could be a Chernobyl kinda test they were running.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (ynpvh)

34 If Lizzo got cremated , she'd burn for at least 3 days

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 06:45 PM (OgrpQ)

35 Chernobyl Frogs turn Black...
https://is.gd/NExkuL

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:45 PM (ynpvh)

36 >>"will expose sources and methods,"

Uhmm, unless they whacked him, what sources and methods would be revealed by disclosing their documents on the Seth Rich case?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (up/3i)

37 Related to that top "I can't feed my family" image, did you know that 26% of the U.S. population are literally hardcore right-wing authoritarianists? Here's the desire:

""desire to submit to some authority, aggression that is directed against whomever the authority says should be targeted and a desire to have everybody follow the norms and social conventions that the authority says should be followed,"


Yep. No joke. They polled 1000 people worldwide and will determine federal policy based on these results.

https://tinyurl.com/y9tjqshm

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (TKMtt)

38 > I don't think the pipes are left empty; they have some fluid in them.

I think you're right. Having something in there (even if not liquified gas) would help the pipe resist the outside water pressure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (bW8dp)

39 Your mother also knows all about flute-playing controversies, sonny.

Posted by: Sean Connery on Celebrity Jeopardy at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (KFhLj)

40 34 If Lizzo got cremated , she'd burn for at least 3 days

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 06:45 PM (OgrpQ)

Too much heat; the crematory might melt and burn.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (ynpvh)

41 fox eye-lift... sleek, feline-like ovals.

As a cat owner who cosplays as a kitsune for Pathfinder sessions, this offends me on so many levels.

Posted by: pookysgirl knows that words mean things at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (XKZwp)

42 Oh HELL NO I have enough trouble at the rear exit with sticking something in thru the out door. What the hell is wrong with people???

Posted by: fd, still not gay at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (sn5EN)

43 Uh, one of the pipes has never had Gas in it. Was not authorized yet.

And why would the explosions happen THAT close together? If it was a spontaneous explosion? As one was used, the other not, and one had not been used for some time.

Oh, and explosions were GEOGRAPHICALLY close together as well?

Sorry... does not pass the smell test.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (oHd/0)

Coincidentally in one of the places where the water is shallow but not near land where things might be spotted.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (eoQWY)

44 Not sure if it has anything to do with the pipeline leaks but the parent company of the pipelines, Nord Stream 2 AG which is a Swiss shell company owned by the Kremlin, was close to going tits up as far back as March and there where reports that almost all staff was laid off.

The war and the sanctions did do some damage to the Russian economy.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (ZLI7S)

45 "I think means picks up an -OH group from H2O, that leaves an -O behind, which will bond with another free -O"

This explanation hinges on the validity of the atomic theory of matter, for starters.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (24fqN)

46 36 >>"will expose sources and methods,"

Uhmm, unless they whacked him, what sources and methods would be revealed by disclosing their documents on the Seth Rich case?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 06:46 PM (up/3i)

Probably same "sources and methods" on Hunter's laptop...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (ynpvh)

47 The story that it was an accident being pushed is interesting in that at least in means someone in DC figured out they went to far on that one and need to find a way to back out of it, which is better than the alternatives.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (kOpft)
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Yes. No one was buying the stupid notion that Putin purposefully bombed his own pipeline, so now it's "The Russians are too dumb to run pipelines."

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (llXky)

48 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (T4tVD)

49 Have any crackerjack reporters asked Joe about ice cream lately? They're tough with the senile old pervert aren't they?

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (eGTCV)

50 Joe Biden okayed the Nordstrom 2. Thus if America has any role in the disaster, it has Joe's fingerprints on it.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (krQz2)

51
Methane clathrates are solids. Unless an anticomplexing agent (like methanol) is used t's possible for them to accumulate in pipelines and impede flow or clog the flow of gas. When the clathrates disintegrate the increase in gas pressure can be enormous, potentially rupturing the line.

Just some ill-informed speculation.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (1Nxff)

52 42 Oh HELL NO I have enough trouble at the rear exit with sticking something in thru the out door. What the hell is wrong with people???

Posted by: fd, still not gay at September 30, 2022 06:47 PM (sn5EN)

their shit is all fucked up.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (ynpvh)

53 So was that the 'real' Lizzo blowing the crystal flute, or what now? Everything's an op.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (24fqN)

54 Is cornbread hell a real place?

Posted by: G'rump928(c)

**

The Chukker had "Eat cornbread, raise hell!" graffiti-ed somewhere, but I don't remember exactly where. I mostly remember the general layout and the nasty couch. It became somewhat famous, though, and you'd hear it every once in a while. I think some country musician even made a song recently, although I don't know if he was old enough to have been around before the Chukker became a municipal parking lot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (TKMtt)

55
This the Swamp Gas theory of the pipeline.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (Mzdiz)

56 At what point does the lack of any check or balance in our current government result in consequence? FBI acts illegal, but DOJ is equally corrupted so..... .

Miranda Devine's tweet assumes a whole lot that ain't there.

Posted by: Son of Dad at September 30, 2022 06:50 PM (kkL6t)

57
Brown Paper Bag Test. Never heard that one before.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (1Nxff)

58 Young woman probably wasn't bad looking if lost the tats and piercings without the painful surgery

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (xhxe8)

59 This the Swamp Gas theory of the pipeline.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (Mzdiz)
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So are you saying it's aliens?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (krQz2)

60 Kam, Karm, Kama, Kamala... Joe predicts in '24! So I guess Joe's not running again. [No huge faux pas in this one BTW but if you want to listen to him, there's the link.]

@Breaking911 · 5h
BIDEN: "Kamala won't be the last woman to be Vice President — or President."

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/
1575890441110949889

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (yikp0)

61 This the Swamp Gas theory of the pipeline.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (Mzdiz)
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The pipelines died of natural causes.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (llXky)

62 "If methane gets hydrated, which I think means picks up an -OH group from H2O, that leaves an -O behind, which will bond with another free -O to make an O2 molecule."



Excuse me, but this reads suspiciously like maths.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (Gda1b)

63 56 At what point does the lack of any check or balance in our current government result in consequence? FBI acts illegal, but DOJ is equally corrupted so..... .

Miranda Devine's tweet assumes a whole lot that ain't there.

Posted by: Son of Dad at September 30, 2022 06:50 PM (kkL6t)

The whole thing is corrupt. It's just amazing that as much of that corruption is getting out now, but may be because they can get away with it and they know it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (ynpvh)

64 Someone needs to tell Eye Brow Girl to stop.

Her future "customers" won't give two shits about her eyebrows.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (R/m4+)

65 Don't get me wrong, I like to have a good time, but my butt is off limits. It just has to be that way. Sorry.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (sn5EN)

66 58 Young woman probably wasn't bad looking if lost the tats and piercings without the painful surgery

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (xhxe

And a smile, for masturbatin' Pete's sake.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (ynpvh)

67 @Breaking911 · 6h
BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (yikp0)

68 :rips a loud fart:

Posted by: Lizzo the Fat, Flatulent Flotist at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (YJwUM)

69 59 This the Swamp Gas theory of the pipeline.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:49 PM (Mzdiz)
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So are you saying it's aliens?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (krQz2)

Dunno. Was there evidence that the pipe was probed?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (ynpvh)

70 Yes. No one was buying the stupid notion that Putin purposefully bombed his own pipeline, so now it's "The Russians are too dumb to run pipelines."

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (llXky)
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That's a good point.

It's almost a Maxwell Smart "Wouldja believe...?"

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (krQz2)

71 Vice and the related clickbait ilk have been trying to get straight men to be queer for years now, their entire existence, really. "you'd be happier if you were a pouf!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (Ivdso)

72 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?

Posted by: Caliban at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (ni2c1)

73 Are her lips messed with, too, or are distinct lines line that one on her lower lip a common thing?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (TKMtt)

74 :rips a loud fart:
Posted by: Lizzo the Fat, Flatulent Flotist at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (YJwUM)
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Breaking: 2 Killed In Blast

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (krQz2)

75
Look up the Denver protest killer. Matthew Dolloff.

That story has it *all,* fellas. This guy was Antifa, and 9News hired him as a so-called "Antifa sherpa" to guard their crews covering the street actions during the 2020 campaign season. Reportage refers to Dolloff as "an unlicensed security guard," but he was Antifa in good standing, and employed by 9News for that reason - as a bribe to the group.

During one of their street actions, a group of MAGA guys mustered a completely (not mostly) peaceful counter-protest in support of PDT. Dolloff's cheese slid off his cracker, and he pulled a gun, and murdered one of the MAGA bros. This happened in broad daylight, in front of many witnesses, and was caught on cellphone video, as well as 9News' own cameras.

He (like Brandt) was "arrested" for the murder. Less than two years later? The Denver DA dropped all charges and released young Master Dolloff, on the grounds that it was... self-defense.

When young Master Dolloff produced the weapon and advanced on his victim, the filthy MAGAt had the temerity to try pepper-spraying him. So he totally had it coming, and Dolloff now walks free once again.

Expect the same for Brandt.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (oINRc)

76 BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP
Posted by: andycanuck

They name her yet?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (YJwUM)

77 65 Don't get me wrong, I like to have a good time, but my butt is off limits. It just has to be that way. Sorry.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (sn5EN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_ViIPA-Gc

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (ynpvh)

78 Brown Paper Bag Test. Never heard that one before.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

**

Yep. If you're light, you're alright.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (TKMtt)

79 No one was buying the stupid notion that Putin purposefully bombed his own pipeline, so now it's "The Russians are too dumb to run pipelines."

Yeah four of them? All the sudden? In one 12-hour period? It was just build up of phlogiston!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (Ivdso)

80 >> So are you saying it's aliens?

Considering that the US and EU are run by a bunch of psychopathic lunatics who are pretty alien to Before Time, yep, it was aliens of a sort.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (Mzdiz)

81 When people begin implementing next of kin rules to punish criminals, don't be surprised.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (S/NWs)

82 Oh, and the 17 hours?

Sub lets out divers to plant charges on timers, HUGE explosive charges... the sub then has to LEAVE THE AREA before the explosion, or the propagation of explosive force through the water would damage them...

Then, comes back, and sets the next set of charges... and leaves the area before second boom.

Could easily take 17 hours.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (oHd/0)

83 The story that it was an accident being pushed is interesting in that at least in means someone in DC figured out they went to far on that one and need to find a way to back out of it, which is better than the alternatives.
Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 06:44 PM (kOpft)

The Russians are usually chill, especially when pissed off. They get even later. They had already warned Germany that going back the the status quo wasn't going to happen - not that things would be zero gas, but that going forward they were prioritizing China, India and other customers.

And it isn't unlikely at all that they had information that it was going to go down and know more or less who did it. Their spies aren't idiots and most of our elites are. Remember the "big thing happening on the 24th" talk? The connected Polish pol who said "Thanks USA"

To my mind though, if it were an accident why isn't Germany screaming a blue streak, why aren't environmental groups bitching about gas leaks and eco disaster, why isn't Cable news covering it 24-7.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (eoQWY)

84 If the Doc. uses a device which makes one bleed, it's a surgery.

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (r1z5A)

85 74 :rips a loud fart:
Posted by: Lizzo the Fat, Flatulent Flotist at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (YJwUM)
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Breaking: 2 Killed In Blast

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (krQz2)

That's what happens when you light them.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (ynpvh)

86 My Grandson Jaxson is 18 months old on Monday and he is very impatient with stairs:

https://tinyurl.com/Action-Jaxson

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (Gda1b)

87 "Look up the Denver protest killer. Matthew Dolloff."

Don't have to. I remember it well.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (24fqN)

88 And yes, I imagine that probably was the most pain this pampered girl has ever felt in her life, since she only has like "I bumped into a table" and "my 7-up is too fizzy" to compare it to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (Ivdso)

89 that's a lot of content
everywhere you look, it's a horror show

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (geLO8)

90
They name her yet?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (YJwUM)

___________

Never put your ship in crazy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (1Nxff)

91 "brb looking for an old tv remote to stick up my butt"
Take the batteries out first. Don't ask me how I know.
Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:41 PM (24fqN)


Right, because if you don't, every time you sneeze it switches the channel back to CNN

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (xhaym)

92 Yeah four of them? All the sudden? In one 12-hour period? It was just build up of phlogiston!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:53 PM (Ivdso)
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And within 24 hours of the Poland-Norway pipeline opening.

Yeah, weird how BOTH pipelines blew at a time when Poland would experience zero fuel disruption.

Stupid Russians.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:55 PM (llXky)

93 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (T4tVD)

94 Brown Paper Bag Test. Never heard that one before.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (1Nxff)

This little song that I'm singin' about
People, you know it's true
If you black and gotta work for a livin'
Now, this is what they will say to you
They says, "if you's white, be all right"
"If you was brown, stick around"
"But as you black, oh brother, get back, get back, get back"...

Posted by: Big Bill Broonzy at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (R/m4+)

95 84 If the Doc. uses a device which makes one bleed, it's a surgery.

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (r1z5A)

Checking blood sugar is now surgery?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (ynpvh)

96 >> BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP



Burning ship happens

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (geLO8)

97 "Look up the Denver protest killer. Matthew Dolloff."

Don't have to. I remember it well.

*

My favorite remains the Back the Blue rally where the cops opened up the line to let antifa pass so they could start beating the crap out of the elderly people who had gathered specifically to show support for the police.

*chef's kiss*

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (TKMtt)

98 I thought "cornbread hell" was some leftist woman Ace has been cruel to recently??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (yikp0)

99 CSPAN has video of the President smirking and saying Nord Stream 2 is going to go away. If that doesn't sound like a veiled threat then what is? Even if it was a false flag attack committed by Russian forces it just means the current American regime is horrible at playing this game and has committed a massive unforced error. The U.S. is going to get the blame and there is nothing that can be done about it now, regardless of who did it. Maybe the dementia patient in the White House should be more careful in his statements in the future.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (OHy0b)

100 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly want to edit their docuseries with Netflix and delay its release 'until next year' after the Queen's death, multiple sources have told Page Six.

Translation: they are hoping Chuck will reinstate them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (Ivdso)

101 Speaking of well-packed rectal vaults, I remember back when Truman Capote kicked the bucket, National Lampoon had a last page photospread of all the things the coroner found shoved up Capote's ass. Power tools, small animals, children's play sets, medical devices, a scooter. Pretty funny.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (Gda1b)

102 "Right, because if you don't, every time you sneeze it switches the channel back to CNN"

That's why the old-fashioned mechanical remotes were better for this application. It took a couple pounds of pressure to depress the spring-cocking mechanism. Very difficult to do intra-assally.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (24fqN)

103 This little song that I'm singin' about
People, you know it's true
If you black and gotta work for a livin'
Now, this is what they will say to you
They says, "if you's white, be all right"
"If you was brown, stick around"
"But as you black, oh brother, get back, get back, get back"...
Posted by: Big Bill Broonzy

**

The problem being that it's blacks doing it to other blacks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (TKMtt)

104 To my mind though, if it were an accident why isn't Germany screaming a blue streak, why aren't environmental groups bitching about gas leaks and eco disaster, why isn't Cable news covering it 24-7.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (eoQWY)
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Another excellent point. Look at all those greenhouse gasses gushing into the Baltic! Where's the multi-national environmental response? All the nations of the world must band together to repair those pipes RIGHT NOW.

Oh. Ooooh.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (llXky)

105 93 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 06:56 PM (T4tVD)

New Math
Goverment Budget Math

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (ynpvh)

106 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.
Posted by: JT

Damn, blame covid or the hurricane. The choices libs have to make.

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (r1z5A)

107 Methane Hyrdate has nothing to do with OH groups, that's Methyl Alcohol. Its trapping methane in water/ice under pressure. I don't think its explosive, just seen it as a way to dump fossil methane into the air to have sudden warming events from rocks.
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Methane hydrate (MH) is a solid compound in which a large amount of methane gas molecules (CH4) are caged within a crystalline structure of water, as illustrated in Fig. 7.1, under low temperature and high pressure, forming a solid similar to ice [1]. It looks like ice, but starts burning when an open flame is brought close to it; methane hydrate is often called “fiery ice.” As found in previous investigations [2], a great amount of MH exists stably undersea. The natural methane hydrate may not be purely a white agglomeration like artificial methane hydrate. Since methane hydrate exists in between the sand particles of sandy sediments as shown in Fig. 7.2, the methane hydrate-bearing sediments do not appear white but

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (eoQWY)

108 BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:52 PM (yikp0)

The Navy had no physical evidence tying him to the crime scene, other than a lighter in his personal effects. The problem with that is, EVERY enlisted person I knew while Pooky was in the AF tried to have a lighter nearby at all times to burn excess threads off their uniforms so they wouldn't get into trouble for uniform violations.

So they dragged this kid through hell for two years with no real physical evidence based on the fact that he was rumored to be "disgruntled." Sound familiar?

Posted by: pookysgirl still doesn't let Pooky have access to a lighter at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (XKZwp)

109 "Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?"

Routine media clickbait. Probably the most accurate thing they reported this week.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (24fqN)

110 98 I thought "cornbread hell" was some leftist woman Ace has been cruel to recently??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (yikp0)

Cornbread > Cornholing

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (ynpvh)

111 From what I remember of that ship fire they had him dead to rights on setting that fire

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (xhxe8)

112 "Everyone loves orgasms, right?"
So, this isn't a piece about tranny's, right?

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (DB16e)

113 I tried to watch that RAWK movie after it was mentioned here. Did not get last the credits it was so offensive to my ears.
And that rap....

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (Y+l9t)

114 Gang bangers moving out of Philly and jacking cars in Devon and other dem collar counties. Fun to watch.
Posh ladies stammering on the steppes of the nail salon as the banger steals her purse and Jacks her Volvo.
She voted straight dem for 40 years and opened the throne to Larry Krasner.

Posted by: redenzo at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (E7vND)

115 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.
Posted by: JT

Damn, blame covid or the hurricane. The choices libs have to make.
Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (r1z5A)

Evil DeSantis hid them all

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (eoQWY)

116 To my mind though, if it were an accident why isn't Germany screaming a blue streak, why aren't environmental groups bitching about gas leaks and eco disaster, why isn't Cable news covering it 24-7.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (eoQWY)


The only parties that don't think they will get a benefit or a pretext do do what they want because of this are living on pensions and will have to decide between eating and not freezing this winter.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM (xhaym)

117 "The Navy had no physical evidence tying him to the crime scene"

Like the guy they blamed for the USS Iowa explosion.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM (24fqN)

118 CSPAN has video of the President smirking and saying Nord Stream 2 is going to go away. If that doesn't sound like a veiled threat then what is?

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (OHy0b)
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Victoria Nuland also said - twice - that "one way or another" Nordstream 2 won't come online.

Two weeks tops before some nitwit claims he thought of it - or some admiral is hung out to dry for doing it without orders.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM (llXky)

119 By all means, let's get IG Horowitz right on that FBI leak to smear the whistleblowers, and in three years we can get a report that recommends remedial training.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 30, 2022 07:02 PM (H8QX8)

120 During a Friday press conference, Pelosi railed against governors relocating illegal immigrants from southern states to northern ones because they need to stay and "pick the crops down here."

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:02 PM (geLO8)

121 Chernobyl Frogs turn Black...
https://is.gd/NExkuL

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:45 PM


Chernobyl turned me into a newt.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 07:02 PM (bVYXr)

122 111 From what I remember of that ship fire they had him dead to rights on setting that fire

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (xhxe

That's what the Navy said. Apparently they're no better than Adam Schiff.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ynpvh)

123 CSPAN has video of the President smirking and saying Nord Stream 2 is going to go away. If that doesn't sound like a veiled threat then what is? Even if it was a false flag attack committed by Russian forces it just means the current American regime is horrible at playing this game and has committed a massive unforced error. The U.S. is going to get the blame and there is nothing that can be done about it now, regardless of who did it. Maybe the dementia patient in the White House should be more careful in his statements in the future.
Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 06:57 PM (OHy0b)

Victoria Newland, Czar of Ukraine for the USA also said something similar about Nordstream going away "One way or another..."

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (eoQWY)

124 I'll say this for Kamala, at least her binoculars have the lens caps off.

Posted by: mrp at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (6eRlp)

125 I have been of the opinion it want the Russians or the us who might have bombed the pipeline. I have thought it was the Ukrainians - the only group who have nothing to lose and everything to win (I disagree wit those who say they couldn’t do this - UAVs are cheap and have awesome sonar - and easy to control).
But the methane clathrates is an I trifling idea. Water is hell on pipelines. Almost all of the major pipeline explosions in the us involve water as an origin in one form or another.
But the same problem that the law guy has with the 17 hour offset of the explosion exists for clathrates as the origin. Your telling me that you had multiple clathrate explosions on two different pipelines that close to each other? Plus, it’s getting increasingly wintry there. Clathrates like to form under high pressure and near zero temperatures. Now, if the Russians were dropping the pressures in the pipelines I could see the possibility of such a release. The pressure changes and the methane locked in the ice at higher pressure is explosively released. Temperatures were just getting colder there so you would likely have more clathrate forming.
Interesting problem.



Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ai2Yq)

126 115 I haven't been keeping up today. Has anyone explained how the "hundreds" of hurricane deaths reported by the MFM early on turned out to be 21?
Posted by: Caliban

Poor math skills.
Posted by: JT

Damn, blame covid or the hurricane. The choices libs have to make.
Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (r1z5A)

Evil DeSantis hid them all
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (eoQWY)

The sharks and gators done ate them.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ynpvh)

127 Ace, ace, ace. How many times we have to tell you? You don't just stick random stuff up your butt...you have an "accident" while cleaning the pantry.

Any good ER doc knows this.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (5pTK/)

128 So Trevor Noah isn't going back to South Africa from the racist USA then??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (yikp0)

129 "Gang bangers moving out of Philly and jacking cars in Devon and other dem collar counties."

They are fully mobile among the cities that surround Chicago. They travel where the swag is easy and the people are soft.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (24fqN)

130 Lizzo will be fortunate to be alive in 10 years. Madison will live on, see The Omega Glory. Who knew it was real.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (oWBc3)

131
Two weeks tops before some nitwit claims he thought of it - or some admiral is hung out to dry for doing it without orders.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM (llXky)

++++

Who knows. I do know that in retrospect that was a horrible statement to have made by a president. This regime looks like they all piled out of a clown car. No wonder China made them take the swab up the ass.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (OHy0b)

132 >>During a Friday press conference, Pelosi railed against governors relocating illegal immigrants from southern states to northern ones because they need to stay and "pick the crops down here."


would 'here' be way down yonder in the land of cotton, Nancy?

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (geLO8)

133 So FBI takes the evidence of firebombing terrorists, refuses to return it because if people saw the terrorism, they MIGHT revolt and commit crimes. WOW. But zero arrests of the terrorists, instead they storm troop raid the pro-life guy that protected his son from another thug.

And the ham and egger FBI "don't like what is going on", but they will perform every terrorist raid against innocents they are told to do .. because pensions ... (and they love it, peasants need to be put in their place from time to time).

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (Cus5s)

134 120 During a Friday press conference, Pelosi railed against governors relocating illegal immigrants from southern states to northern ones because they need to stay and "pick the crops down here."

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:02 PM (geLO

You need them for picking your grapes, vinegar tits.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (ynpvh)

135 That's what the Navy said. Apparently they're no better than Adam Schiff.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ynpvh)
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The story they gave did not reflect well on the Navy. Guy starts a fire in a trash can for shits and giggles fucking sinks a carrier.

Because no one can figure out how to put it out.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (llXky)

136 Victoria Newland, Czar of Ukraine for the USA also said something similar about Nordstream going away "One way or another..."
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (eoQWY)
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There you go. The Nordstream 2 just made a visit to Ft. Marcy Park. It was depressed.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (krQz2)

137 Damn autocorrect.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (ai2Yq)

138 Allahpundit references the drudge report as his source of material. How utterly pathetic. Does that still exist or is this Dispatch article recycled from 2004?

Posted by: Son of Dad at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (kkL6t)

139 Nick Catoggio is a bitter, broken man. He's perfect for the Dispatch.
They're all just a bunch of has-been losers

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (NpAcC)

140 To my mind though, if it were an accident why isn't Germany screaming a blue streak, why aren't environmental groups bitching about gas leaks and eco disaster, why isn't Cable news covering it 24-7.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (eoQWY)


My favorite conspiracy theory is the one that claims that the Germans were importing gas via Nordstream 2 against EU, NATO, and German policy and rules, because Nordstream 1 was down and there was a lot of money to be made in having Gas when the price was too high.
Note, this would explain why they were selling electricity generated from Natural Gas to the French without complaining

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (xhaym)

141 So FBI takes the evidence of firebombing terrorists, refuses to return it because if people saw the terrorism, they MIGHT revolt and commit crimes. WOW. But zero arrests of the terrorists, instead they storm troop raid the pro-life guy that protected his son from another thug.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (Cus5s)
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They've advanced to Pre-crime already.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (krQz2)

142 Another excellent point. Look at all those greenhouse gasses gushing into the Baltic! Where's the multi-national environmental response? All the nations of the world must band together to repair those pipes RIGHT NOW.

Oh. Ooooh.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:58 PM (llXky)

Some enviros did start to scream... but some of us pointed out that there was NO GAS IN THE PIPELINES.

And that story suddenly went away.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (oHd/0)

143 As an aside, WTF is a 'Lizzo'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (pKbwb)

144 "The Navy had no physical evidence tying him to the crime scene"

Like the guy they blamed for the USS Iowa explosion.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:01 PM


That was some fvcked up $hit. The Navy knew from minute one that the 40 year old improperly stored powder was to blame for the explosion but they didn't want to admit it. NIS was all over that boat the week after the accident and started all of that "spurned gay lover killed himself" garbage. The wife and I both knew that guy because he worked for her on a previous tour and he was not and had never been gay.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (bVYXr)

145 135 That's what the Navy said. Apparently they're no better than Adam Schiff.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ynpvh)
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The story they gave did not reflect well on the Navy. Guy starts a fire in a trash can for shits and giggles fucking sinks a carrier.

Because no one can figure out how to put it out.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (llXky)

And now our enemies know how to sink our ships...tiny nano-drones starting fires in trashcans on ships...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (ynpvh)

146 Allahpundit outright admits he doesn't care if he's accurate and acknowledging his mistakes isn't part of his metier? Well, heck, he'll fit right in at the Dispatch.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (5pTK/)

147

I wouldn't mind watching some video of Meghan Sparkles back from her Yacht Whore days, getting cornholed...

Posted by: Flounder Hairfoot at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (7kOpl)

148 141 So FBI takes the evidence of firebombing terrorists, refuses to return it because if people saw the terrorism, they MIGHT revolt and commit crimes. WOW. But zero arrests of the terrorists, instead they storm troop raid the pro-life guy that protected his son from another thug.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (Cus5s)
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They've advanced to Pre-crime already.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (krQz2)

That's why you always make COPIES, and not have them all in one place, before turning the originals over to the FIB.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (ynpvh)

149 This "civil war" isn't really working out the way I thought it would.

Needs moar cannons.

Not busses of illegals sent north.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (BFigT)

150 "That was some fvcked up $hit."

Roger that.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (24fqN)

151 As an aside, WTF is a 'Lizzo'?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (pKbwb)

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

An obese person who somehow got a gig on tv. Other than that, I got nuthin.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (5pTK/)

152 But the same problem that the law guy has with the 17 hour offset of the explosion exists for clathrates as the origin. Your telling me that you had multiple clathrate explosions on two different pipelines that close to each other? Plus, it’s getting increasingly wintry there. Clathrates like to form under high pressure and near zero temperatures. Now, if the Russians were dropping the pressures in the pipelines I could see the possibility of such a release. The pressure changes and the methane locked in the ice at higher pressure is explosively released. Temperatures were just getting colder there so you would likely have more clathrate forming.
Interesting problem.



Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:03 PM (ai2Yq)

Methane doesn't just explode, even if in the pipe or formed in a clathrate. It needs free oxygen (from where?) and a spark or flame (also in short supply).

And scuba diver depth in the Baltic in summer is hardly high pressure and low temperature.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (eoQWY)

153 FIB: "do you have other copies of this video"
me: "you can talk to my lawyer about it"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (ynpvh)

154 says that it's time for straight guys to start putting things up their butts

Morphine suppositories?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at September 30, 2022 07:08 PM (exwDm)

155 Lizzo is certainly a full figured Gal

Posted by: It's me donna at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (bs+z0)

156 143 As an aside, WTF is a 'Lizzo'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (pKbwb)

Lesbian Lizard

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (ynpvh)

157 they took it, have made no arrests, and refuse to give it back

Doesn't anybody make copies?
Anyone ever thought of NOT giving the original but handing them the copy?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (aurj9)

158 Lizzo. Noun. Very large woman with marginal singing skills who likes to twerk ( see urban dance move) while wearing outfits that display in full her more than ample figure.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (oWBc3)

159

All the boys think she's a spy
She's got Nancy Pelosi eyes

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (63Dwl)

160 You need them for picking your grapes, vinegar tits.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)


Now, now. We don't want nans illegals displaced by someone else's illegals....

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (r1z5A)

161 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one

Russian shit breaks

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (geLO8)

162 Nick Catoggio is a bitter, broken man. He's perfect for the Dispatch.
They're all just a bunch of has-been losers

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 07:05 PM (NpAcC)
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He had a moment in the sun, back in 2003. He had a lot of fun with the Dem presidential primary, particularly Wesley Clark who he regularly called gay.

And that was really it. He got hired by Salem and reverted to type. If not for Ace, I would not have known if he was even alive at this point.

I rip on Jonah Goldberg because I read him regularly back to the 1990s. Allahpundit was a short-term thing, as relevant today as Little Green Footballs. Sad.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (llXky)

163 What's a 'meter'? Is that like a water meter?

Posted by: Kamala at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (eeF+6)

164 111 From what I remember of that ship fire they had him dead to rights on setting that fire
Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (xhxe

they took MONTHS to charge him, THEN said they had him dead to rights...

If they had solid evidence, why take MONTHS to charge him?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (oHd/0)

165 The only parties that don't think they will get a benefit or a pretext do do what they want because of this are living on pensions and will have to decide between eating and not freezing this winter.

There are a lot of soon to be unemployed German factory workers who are going to have strong opinions on the matter, and if they figure anyone in NATO did it (and if we can figure it out, so can they) *and* their government isn't going to the mat over it, they're going to have worse than the protests we saw to get the gas flowing last week.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (kOpft)

166 Think about the aftermath of Katrina. Went on forever with everyone blaming the President for lack of emergency response etc.
Now do Florida. Unbelievable video of the devastation on the internet yet...No stories about dramatic rescues. No stories about massive supply dumps. People rushing to volunteer. Overcrowded shelters.
Could it really be true that a Republican Governor plans for and coordinates before a disaster occurs so there is minimal loss of life? So repair crews are ready?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (Y+l9t)

167 "Gang bangers moving out of Philly and jacking cars in Devon and other dem collar counties."

They are fully mobile among the cities that surround Chicago. They travel where the swag is easy and the people are soft.
Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (24fqN)

in the 90s when I lived outside of Chicago I had the rear door of my Chevy Nova stolen out of the car by travelling parts-jackers.

A few weeks later some dude in a neighboring town tried to stop a similar gang from taking his hood and they shot him dead.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (eoQWY)

168
Doesn't anybody make copies?
Anyone ever thought of NOT giving the original but handing them the copy?
Posted by: Braenyard


Yeah, that's pretty stupid. I wonder why Tucker didn't ask.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (63Dwl)

169 BREAKING: Sailor found not guilty of setting 2020 fire that destroyed $1.2 billion Navy warship in San Diego - AP

Posted by: andycanuck



God. They had exactly no evidence against him. Trying to make a scapegoat out of a kid when the entire command structure above E6 should be court-martialed for incompetence.

This is the USS Bon Homme Richard debacle. Another black eye for the Navy. Damnit.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 07:11 PM (Gda1b)

170 161 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one

Russian shit breaks

and all I have to do to refute that is pull of the video of President Depends saying he'll make nord stream 2 go away. This isn't about the truth. It's about who has the better story.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:11 PM (OHy0b)

171 The so-called engineering dudes trying to create non invasive scenarios for the pipeline explosions are US bots. Ridiculous people, ignore them.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:11 PM (oWBc3)

172 164 111 From what I remember of that ship fire they had him dead to rights on setting that fire
Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:00 PM (xhxe

they took MONTHS to charge him, THEN said they had him dead to rights...

If they had solid evidence, why take MONTHS to charge him?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (oHd/0)

At least it wasn't a civil suit

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (ynpvh)

173 Two weeks tops before some nitwit claims he thought of it - or some admiral is hung out to dry for doing it without orders.

Yesterday, I linked a story by some fool at National Review bragging about persuading the Biden regime that the pipeline needed to be destroyed.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (kOpft)

174 "If methane gets hydrated, which I think means picks up an -OH group from H2O, that leaves an -O behind, which will bond with another free -O to make an O2 molecule."

This is chemistry, not maths, and more to the point it's REALLY BAD chemistry. There are two hydrogen atoms in water, not two oxygen atoms. You can get methane hydrate, yes, but that's also why gas pipelines are built with insane amounts of safety and redundancy. And certainly why free radicals aren't allowed in the pipes.

The neocon tribe is trying to sell "methane hydrates" as why two gas pipelines of dramatically different age exploded in two close locations OUTSIDE Russian territory without completely destroying all of the gas inside the pipeline. But that's beneath the level of remedial chemistry. That's the point where your high school prof takes your class schedule and orders you to take drama class because you don't have the cooking skills for home ec.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (yZNTO)

175 I can see incompetence and cheapness being a cause of the pipeline explosion. It's not like the Russians don't have a long and storied history of epically bad engineering disasters. On that note, I finally watched the Chernobyl series. It was great. The Wire great. A gut punch of a series. Hard but a worthwhile watch.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (sAmhv)

176 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one
Russian shit breaks
Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (geLO


right on Midnight. temnaya noch

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (xhaym)

177 I'm not sure I buy into this latest explanation of the pipeline incident; but if that story is true, then it would be *Chef's Kiss* Perfect if it comes down to Russia's sheer technical incompetence.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (r46W7)

178 What's a 'meter'? Is that like a water meter?
Posted by: Kamala at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (eeF+6)
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Obviously not the real Kamala, because the real Kamala would never know about "water" and "meter" and put the two together.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (5pTK/)

179 >Could it really be true that a Republican Governor plans for and coordinates before a disaster occurs so there is minimal loss of life? So repair crews are ready?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice)


the press will find an angle- like how, after Ian passes, you can't find Pringles ANYWHERE in Florida, some shit like that

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (geLO8)

180 I can't figure out how Allahpundit was so damn funny when he was just old Allahpundit. He seems like such a dork now.

Posted by: Ultra pj at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (G1dq6)

181 2020 May 29: Radicals burn down a city.
2020 May 30: Radicals siege the White House, burn down stuff.
2020 May 31: Radicals continue siege, burn down more stuff.
2020 June 1: Radicals burn down a city
...
2021 January 6: Conservatives get too noisy at the capital.
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Call in the National Guard!! Throw everybody in prison without charge or bail!!!

D1 in 2022: Radicals burn down a crisis pregnancy center.
D+1 in 2022: Radicals burn down a crisis pregnancy center and a church
...
D + N in 2022: Radicals burn down a crisis pregnancy center.

FIB: We can't release tapes of a crisis pregnancy center being burned down!! Conservatives will riot!!

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (krQz2)

182 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one

Russian shit breaks
Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (geLO

But at the same time, for a pipe that has been going for years and one just installed, but never in the ones going to China and the one going through the war zone in Ukraine or the one going to Poland or the one going down into the Balkans.

Yeah, you got it.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (eoQWY)

183
What's a Lizzo?

Well, Lizzo is a woman with a decent talent (vocal), who chose to use it for squalor, like Picasso with paint, or John Mayer with a guitar.

She is also grotesquely obese, at a moment when our degraded culture demands it.

She is also black, at a moment when our degraded culture demands that as well.

Her talent isn't big enough, and her ass is too big, and few people outside of H'wood care about her blackness. She's grown rich and fat. She'll grow fatter, and less rich, and then die forgotten. With ruined knees and heart valves that look like the ones on a Russian pipeline.

But, ya know... "WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG GURLZ!!!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (oINRc)

184 174...And certainly why free radicals aren't allowed in the pipes.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (yZNTO)

Yeah, free radicals set things on fire and blow things up.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (ynpvh)

185 I was trying to read something into the 17 hour gap between pipeline explosions. 17th letter of the alphabet: Q. QAnon?

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (g1EEm)

186 For my last time, the Russians didn't do the Nordstream install, it was western contractors. Their maintenance is western contractors. Quit this bullshit of replaying the Russia of 1950. This wasn't an accident.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (oWBc3)

187 I am totally not schizophrenic

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (g1EEm)

188 https://tinyurl.com/mryyzu7d
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Down towards bottom a video of a black guy assaulting a older Korean man with a hammer. You won't see it anywhere else probably

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (xhxe8)

189 the simplest explanation tends to be the right one

That's just it, its not the simplest explanation. If it was just "it broke" then it wouldn't have broken in 4 places over a 12 hour time frame, never before, and never after. That isn't simple.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (Ivdso)

190 Posted by: Oldcat

I agrée on clathrates not being explosive. But if the Russians were bleeding off pressure on the pipelines you might have had a pressure excursion of the methane trapped in the ice at higher pressures. It might be enough to rupture the pipeline.

But the proximity is mighty suspicious. Unless those are local or pipeline low spots. So assume a pressure spike due to ice releasing methane stored in clathrate at a higher pressure. That rupture the pipeline, dropping pressure more, resulting in an additional clathrate explosion.

But only two? And then this repeats in the next pipeline next door?

If pressures were steady state. Hmmm. I can’t see a pressure spike high enough to cause a pipeline to rupture.

On top of that I think a pipeline rupture may have a different signature than an explosive signature. The Swedes aren’t idiots. Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (ai2Yq)

191 They're all just a bunch of has-been losers.

In fairness, some of them are never-wases.

Posted by: BWAB - A Bear, A Plan. A Testicular Malady at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (KFhLj)

192 175 I can see incompetence and cheapness being a cause of the pipeline explosion. It's not like the Russians don't have a long and storied history of epically bad engineering disasters. On that note, I finally watched the Chernobyl series. It was great. The Wire great. A gut punch of a series. Hard but a worthwhile watch.
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (sAmhv)

Soooo.... something that has not happened to the pipelines before, suddenly happens to TWO of them, in the same geographic area, within 17 hours?

Occam wants to have a word with ya...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (oHd/0)

193 Why isn't Russia blaming this on Ukraine and calling for an emergency UN Security Council meeting?

Russia is blaming this on us, and calling for an emergency UN Security Council meeting.

Why aren't they screaming about it?

They are. The Western media isn't reporting it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (I2/tG)

194 So - the Nord Steams explosions were just coincidental to the political/economic/military situation in Europe. Seth Rich’s murder was just coincidental to his involvement with the Clinton’s laptop situation. I could go on with pointing out several other coincidental occurences in the last decade, but, after a while, coincidences become something else.

Posted by: kraken at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (Vr12I)

195 Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills.


Seriously WTF ?

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (M+Lyo)

196 Russians didn't do the Nordstream install, it was western contractors.

And there's that, too.

If China had built this with China quality yeah I could buy 1-2 blowing up within a few hours. But four? Nah. This was enemy action, as Auric Goldfinger would say.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (Ivdso)

197 183 poetry

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (g1EEm)

198 Cruel Chuy has gone full throttle with a Friday Lizzo dump. It's like an Ian surge but with blubber.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (z+OQR)

199 Kamala Harris basically implied -if you're white you will get relief last because of equity. wtf

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (NpAcC)

200 okay I surrender
It's a Tom Clancy novel in real time

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (geLO8)

201 195 Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills.

Seriously WTF ?
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (M+Lyo)

Yeah, don't get between him and a buffet table

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:17 PM (ynpvh)

202 I have an idea that Don Le Mon ought to be forced every night to go out to a "nice dinner" so we can get a gauge on how violent New York City really is.

"Crime's not a problem, I went out and had a nice dinner last night".

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (krQz2)

203 For my last time, the Russians didn't do the Nordstream install, it was western contractors. Their maintenance is western contractors. Quit this bullshit of replaying the Russia of 1950. This wasn't an accident.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:14 PM (oWBc3)
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Yeah, I'd like to hear of all the other Russian pipeline explosions. Seriously. If this is a "happens all the time thing," please provide a data point within the last 25 years.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (llXky)

204 Seriously WTF ?

Yeah that was severely awkward.

If ACE had written something like that it would work, because not only would it be meant ironically and self-mockery but it would actually be true.

This from Allahpundit is like Pee Wee Herman bragging about all the bitches he bagged. Dude, just no.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (Ivdso)

205 Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills.
---
Does it involve a couch?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (krQz2)

206 Yeah, there are starting to be some people blaming this on "Ukraine".

Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

207 running natural gas under Russian (non)maintenance, an explosion means that it's Tuesday

Exxon, Chevron Phillips, all of them have explosions...
-all the time- You don't hear about them because they have super damage control/fire control - the people are trained and proficient - take care of business -- people are rarely, severely damaged.

When people are hurt, those are the one's you hear about.

I'm not condemning these operators but trying to illustrate how difficult it is, even with well trained and motivated individuals, to run gas (not gasoline) without a mishap. [although we -the US- have running pipeline to perfection] NOW give this responsibility to Russians.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (aurj9)

208 As an aside, WTF is a 'Lizzo'?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:06 PM (pKbwb)

The stuff of nightmares...

The horror, the horror.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (R/m4+)

209 Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

You rang ?

Posted by: CIA at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (bs+z0)

210 190 Posted by: Oldcat

If pressures were steady state. Hmmm. I can’t see a pressure spike high enough to cause a pipeline to rupture.
...
Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (ai2Yq)

I would assume there would be quite a few sensors on the pipes in various places...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (ynpvh)

211 On top of that I think a pipeline rupture may have a different signature than an explosive signature. The Swedes aren’t idiots. Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (ai2Yq)


The Danes and especially the Swedes are really really really really really picky about what goes on in the Baltic and monitor it closely. They can't tell you where a seagull farts, but they are working on it.
They could be lying about the sound profile of the explosion, but that would mean they were in on it.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (xhaym)

212 Yeah, you got it.
Posted by: Oldcat

I am guessing you’re saying that the likelihood of this happening in a new pipeline and and older pipeline right next to each other with two methane excursions each (and only two) is a low probability event

I happen to agree with that. The clathrate hypothesis is a reach. I like the Ukrainian hypothesis.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (ai2Yq)

213 I am amazed people can't get what our government is capable of. Good night Irene, and others.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (oWBc3)

214 Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.

The amount of money we've been burying them in, they could afford specialists but yeah.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (Ivdso)

215 But, ya know... "WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG GURLZ!!!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 07:13 PM (oINRc)

Gimme four fried chickens, and a coke

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (M+Lyo)

216 Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

++++

Two guesses who that help would be.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (OHy0b)

217 They are. The Western media isn't reporting it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:16 PM (I2/tG)
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Have the Ukrainians reached Moscow yet? Weird how that also dropped out of the news cycle.

You know what's also weird? Victorious Ukraine now demanding to have NATO help them.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (llXky)

218 I hope they didn't hire Russians to build the stage for those Plus+ ladies.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (FhXTo)

219 On top of that I think a pipeline rupture may have a different signature than an explosive signature. The Swedes aren’t idiots. Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.

Is a pipe going to burst with the force equivalent of half a metric ton of TNT?

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (kOpft)

220 Fauci has consistently refused to disclose his royalties, which are paid to him by Big Pharma

It's astonishing that a Federal employee is allowed to not disclose his royalty payments.

Normal Federal employees have to submit a form every year listing **all** their sources of income. People get prosecuted for lying on the form.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (I2/tG)

221 206 Yeah, there are starting to be some people blaming this on "Ukraine".

Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

Scenario. Ukraine says they want to blow the pipeline..

Pres Biden has SAID that the pipeline will be taken care of... CIA takes that as an order to help the Ukes.

Plausible deniability...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (oHd/0)

222 Exxon, Chevron Phillips, all of them have explosions...
-all the time


So like, daily? Hourly? How often are these explosions taking place? In what manner do they keep environ weenies from publicizing these events?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (Ivdso)

223 We value writers for their prose and their insight. We value bloggers for their speed, their efficiency at curating news, and their ability to formulate strong political opinions"

If that's the definition, then just about everyone who comments here has got that idiot beat hands down, not to mention Ace himself.

Well he's right about one thing - no one ever valued Nick Cotaggio for his insight into anything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (r46W7)

224 218 I hope they didn't hire Russians to build the stage for those Plus+ ladies.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (FhXTo)

I could see the pipes bursting if the Russians subcontracted the Chinese to build them...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (ynpvh)

225 I work in the oil industry - the pipeline explanation makes prefect sense.

Thing is, Russia has seen a massive exodus of talent. You think any Russian engineer worth his salt is gonna stick around and maybe get drafted? Fuck no - these guys hit the exists months ago - the world is begging for them. And most of the Russian oil industry was being run by out of town companies anyway. When EM, BP, and Shell left the clock started ticking for shit to fall apart. They are running a system nobody knows how to run. It's like handing the steering wheel over to a 10 year old - for the first few minutes the car won't crash.

This winter all sorts of crazy, terrible shit is going to happen to their gas and oil wells in Siberia. Many will just become inoperable, with a bunch of idiots scratching their heads over. Their oil and gas production is going to decline, and even after the war, will take a decade to get back on line. Russian oil fields are tricky. It takes real brains and expertise to keep things working.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (+DS2f)

226 Our country was founded on blind faith in the professionalism of the FBI and that no matter what it looks like they will always be found doing GOOD!

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (krQz2)

227
But the proximity is mighty suspicious. Unless those are local or pipeline low spots. So assume a pressure spike due to ice releasing methane stored in clathrate at a higher pressure. That rupture the pipeline, dropping pressure more, resulting in an additional clathrate explosion.

But only two? And then this repeats in the next pipeline next door?

If pressures were steady state. Hmmm. I can’t see a pressure spike high enough to cause a pipeline to rupture.

On top of that I think a pipeline rupture may have a different signature than an explosive signature. The Swedes aren’t idiots. Pressure waves and the speed of the pressure wave is probably different for a pipe burst than for an explosion.
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:15 PM (ai2Yq)

They are closer to high spots and low pressure and warm temperatures - shallowish regions near Bornholm Island.

I believe the 2 pipeline systems have three pipes and all were broken in two incidents 17 hours apart. The delay could just be skew of travel time between 2 sites, with a long delay before blast to let the perps escape the area.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (eoQWY)

228 64 Someone needs to tell Eye Brow Girl to stop.

Her future "customers" won't give two shits about her eyebrows.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 06:51 PM (R/m4+)

My barber, female, was telling me about this today. It's the new big thing.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (AmoqO)

229 The amount of money we've been burying them in, they could afford specialists but yeah.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:20 PM (Ivdso)

++++

You probably only have a handful of nations that have the expertise to pull that off, let alone private entities. Covert nautical deep sea demolition is a very, very small field.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (OHy0b)

230 You know what's also weird? Victorious Ukraine now demanding to have NATO help them.

According to Posobiec, Ukraine's announcement that it was now a defacto member of NATO (soon to be dejure) came as a complete surprise to the White House.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (I2/tG)

231 Our country was founded on blind faith in the professionalism of the FBI and that no matter what it looks like they will always be found doing GOOD!
Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (krQz2)

And I still can't find my way home

Posted by: Steve Winwoody at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (M+Lyo)

232 The public might remember the problems with methane hydrates BP experienced trying to get their containment dome to work.

BTW - I do know a real lawyer named Grant Swinger. Back some years ago he was working as an Army JAG lawyer in the Middle East.

I searched and found him working as a GS-14 General Attorney for the VA at Hines, IL.

https://tinyurl.com/fzxwv43d

Posted by: Machias Privateer at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (EMi53)

233
So like, daily? Hourly? How often are these explosions taking place? In what manner do they keep environ weenies from publicizing these events?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (Ivdso)

They try hard not to have more than one or two a week, it gets into the papers and upsets the shareholders at their breakfasts.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (r46W7)

234 We are now in the “ dazzle us with bullshit” stage of explaining. This is directed at the Media “ experts”.

Posted by: kraken at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (Vr12I)

235 We value bloggers for their speed, their efficiency at curating news, and their ability to formulate strong political opinions

The thing is, that's just not true.

First off, there are bloggers about dogs, knitting, weather, comic books, shoes, four wheeling, and just about everything in existence. Not a single person reads these bloggers for their hot political takes, rather the opposite.

Second, bloggers live and die on writing skill. If you cannot write, you cannot blog. Its a written short-form medium and the skill at writing something that grips readers, entertains, informs, and keeps attention is key. If all you do is blast out some information and then do a political spin you're a crappy writer that people will turn away from for the same content, but written well and entertainingly.

He doesn't even know his own damned job.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (Ivdso)

236 Thing is, Russia has seen a massive exodus of talent. You think any Russian engineer worth his salt is gonna stick around and maybe get drafted?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (+DS2f)
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Russia's conscription law - like everyone else's - is selective. You do not take highly-trained engineers and put them in the infantry.

Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (llXky)

237 Wow... Gutzilla

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (dzZCL)

238 Finally charging that prick with murder, huh? Good, I hope the fucker burns.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (VwHCD)

239 With regard to LawDog's comments, I'm reminded yet again of that saying, that one should never attribute to malice what can reasonably be explained by stupidity.

Posted by: Nemo at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (S6ArX)

240 BTW - I do know a real lawyer named Grant Swinger. Back some years ago he was working as an Army JAG lawyer in the Middle East.

I searched and found him working as a GS-14 General Attorney for the VA at Hines, IL.

https://tinyurl.com/fzxwv43d
Posted by: Machias Privateer at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (EMi53)

his parents missed a bet by not naming him Richard.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (r46W7)

241 A blue whale pod was migrating through the area. They decided to f*ck with the hoomans.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (g1EEm)

242 # 219 Is a pipe going to burst with the force equivalent of half a metric ton of TNT?

Um...yes. Ever here of a fuel air bomb? Mix the gas and air just right - big boom.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (+DS2f)

243 Plausible deniability...

Problem is that bombing the pipelines is arguably an act of war against Germany.

Deep kimchee if someone claims to have done it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (I2/tG)

244 They try hard not to have more than one or two a week

So these 100 or so explosions of pipelines going on all year long somehow elude environmentalists? Nobody talks about them except you?

Press X to Doubt

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (Ivdso)

245 According to Posobiec, Ukraine's announcement that it was now a defacto member of NATO (soon to be dejure) came as a complete surprise to the White House.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (I2/tG)

I don't blame Zelensky for saying that: if he knows that Ukraine's military position is much, much weaker than advertised then of course he's going to make NATO intervention seem imminent.

But uh- how likely is that? Is anyone in the Biden Administration truly retarded enough to suggest kicking off war with Russia in the winter?

Wait.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (yZNTO)

246 Scenario. Ukraine says they want to blow the pipeline..

Pres Biden has SAID that the pipeline will be taken care of... CIA takes that as an order to help the Ukes.

Plausible deniability...
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:21 PM (oHd/0)

This just reduces to us doing it, same as if we told, or let the UK special ops do it for us. An ally doing it for us with a nod and a wink means we approved of it.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (eoQWY)

247 Love to see any evidence that the Ukrainians have the capability to do this in the Baltic Sea without help.

Exactly, how would they get there? Russia controls what used to be their coastline. Which means the team, and a the equivalent of a metric ton of TNT (presumably something else), at least had to transit, Poland probably. And then get a boat.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (kOpft)

248 Russia's conscription law - like everyone else's - is selective. You do not take highly-trained engineers and put them in the infantry.

Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.


Some Russians regions are drafting people indiscriminately, but I assure you that Gazprom can protect its people from mobilization.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (I2/tG)

249 Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.

Yeah the draft doesn't hit 30 year olds unless you're in a very long, very brutal campaign. And before someone claims that's what Russia has faced, no. Not even close. Not remotely.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (Ivdso)

250 "The neocon tribe is trying to sell "methane hydrates" as why two gas pipelines of dramatically different age exploded in two close locations OUTSIDE Russian territory without completely destroying all of the gas inside the pipeline."

they may need to refine their story ... the long time (due to shut down) for methane hydrate buildup gave time for excessive buildup. The employee problem and war interrupted more routine efforts. The first explosion disrupted the other pipeline (a mile away, idk .heh) ... And the second pipeline was really not empty, it was being used, but because it was a covert effort, they did not have all the equipment to do correct maintenance.

OK, that would need a lot of work, but they might be able to put together a plausible scenario, if this one isn't working. A lot of Russians are pretty disgruntled and leaving Russia to avoid dying for Putin .. so maybe play the "Russian Insurrection" card ... a lot of that going around.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:27 PM (Cus5s)

251 230 You know what's also weird? Victorious Ukraine now demanding to have NATO help them.

According to Posobiec, Ukraine's announcement that it was now a defacto member of NATO (soon to be dejure) came as a complete surprise to the White House.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:23 PM (I2/tG)

Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:27 PM (oHd/0)

252 Is a pipe going to burst with the force equivalent of half a metric ton of TNT?

Um...yes. Ever here of a fuel air bomb? Mix the gas and air just right - big boom.
Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM (+DS2f)

Where did the oxygen come from for this? its under water.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:27 PM (eoQWY)

253 Someone needs to tell Eye Brow Girl to stop.
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All along the waterfall
With you, my eyebrow girl
You, my eyebrow girl

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:28 PM (krQz2)

254 What the hell is a Lizzo?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 07:28 PM (TU8Tj)

255 249 Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.

Yeah the draft doesn't hit 30 year olds unless you're in a very long, very brutal campaign. And before someone claims that's what Russia has faced, no. Not even close. Not remotely.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (Ivdso)

Russian draft laws specifically give a pass to those in certain industries.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:28 PM (oHd/0)

256 Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.

I've seen a lot of middle-aged guys in the mobilization videos.

But again, Gazprom is a second government in Russia - their people aren't being called up.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:29 PM (I2/tG)

257 Exactly, how would they get there? Russia controls what used to be their coastline. Which means the team, and a the equivalent of a metric ton of TNT (presumably something else), at least had to transit, Poland probably. And then get a boat.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (kOpft)
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Wait, you mean the same Poland that opened a pipeline right when those two ones went down?

The same Poland whose former defense minister cheered them going down and thanked the US?

Yeah, it's a mystery.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:29 PM (llXky)

258 Man, Ukrania sure is a tar baby

Posted by: Steve Winwoody at September 30, 2022 07:29 PM (M+Lyo)

259 "Fauci has consistently refused to disclose his royalties, which are paid to him by Big Pharma, and has lied to Congress about the information about these royalties already being available to the public. It's not. It remains a secret kept under lock and key, and he won't turn the key."


Hounding Fauci about his ill-gotten gains is fine, but someone needs to be hounding CDC and HHS, hard, to get other stolen stuff returned to the populace. Examples:
- The pre-COVID definition of vaccine.
- The pre-COVID definition of herd immunity.
- Using data to make public health decisions. You know, the scientific method.
- Not using or throwing-out data depending on whether it meets the political and personal needs of public health officials.
- Perform experiments and studies to get data, ASAP, if no applicable data exists.

Posted by: Gref at September 30, 2022 07:30 PM (AMIL/)

260 A “Lizzo” is a large, dark, malignant mass that continually requires attention, and feeding. Mostly feeding.

Posted by: kraken at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (Vr12I)

261 This just reduces to us doing it, same as if we told, or let the UK special ops do it for us. An ally doing it for us with a nod and a wink means we approved of it.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:26 PM (eoQWY)

Yes, for various reasons all of this comes back to us. If it was an honest accident we get the blame, if it was an ally we get the blame, if it was Ukraine we get the blame. Because of statements that have been made by the regime we're going to get the blame.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (OHy0b)

262 The same Poland whose former defense minister cheered them going down and thanked the US?

Yeah, it's a mystery.


Payback for 1939.

The former defense minister also explained that any pipeline that bypassed Polish territory deserved to be destroyed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (I2/tG)

263 Thing is, Russia has seen a massive exodus of talent. You think any Russian engineer worth his salt is gonna stick around and maybe get drafted?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (+DS2f)
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Russia's conscription law - like everyone else's - is selective. You do not take highly-trained engineers and put them in the infantry.

Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (llXky)

These are reserve call ups, not conscriptions. These fellows have already been conscripted and trained. But as you say, they are not calling up everyone and those in tech jobs and the like are not being called up at the same rate except for specialist duties.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (eoQWY)

264 Why don't they turn it off?
Don't they have cut-off valve?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (aurj9)

265 Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.
Posted by: Romeo13


Putin signed an illegal EO? Does he think he's biden?

Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (r1z5A)

266 By the way, off topic, but ... brace yourselves, put the drink down... U2 has announced that they are going to do a Las Vegas "residency". You know, like Tom Jones and Sammy Davis Junior, where they do shows all year long in Vegas.

Dudes. You should have hung it up years ago. This is painful to watch.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

267 Ian's rain has made it to w. NC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (eeF+6)

268 "What the hell is a Lizzo?"

$20. Same as in town.

Posted by: Are you sure you really want it? at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (sn5EN)

269 What the hell is a Lizzo?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick

Short for Gutzilla

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (dzZCL)

270 Russia's conscription law - like everyone else's - is selective. You do not take highly-trained engineers and put them in the infantry. Furthermore, it affects teenagers, not people with advanced degrees and jobs. Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:24 PM (llXky)

Sure sure. I said "maybe". Plus an engineer with a 20 year old son? How about one who's parent company (Shell) has left? How about one that enjoys the finer things in life, that are no longer avalible due to sanctions?

I'm just saying highly talented people aren't going to stick around and see "how the war goes." Unless they are super patriots they'll run for better pastures. Just google "Russia Brian drain" and read everything since the war started - they've lost maybe 200k of their most talented people. Estimates are 10% of the entire population with advanced degrees has bailed.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (+DS2f)

271 What's a Lizzo?

Too big to be a weasel, that's for sure.

Posted by: huerfano, stochastic commenter at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (dTFZY)

272 "are trying to sell themselves off one piece at a time, like a streetwhore with prosthetic limbs."

Best laugh of the week.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (TU8Tj)

273 Their oil and gas production is going to decline, and even after the war, will take a decade to get back on line. Russian oil fields are tricky. It takes real brains and expertise to keep things working.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:22 PM (+DS2f)

I related a story the other day about Russia (then USSR) having a pipeline contract in Nigeria. Their river crossings repeatedly failed, so they sub-contract a U.S. company. This was ~ 45 years ago.

My son has done work all over Russia. He said they have some decent engineers but this was probably 5+ years ago.

It's hard to imagine four pipelines failing almost at once but they all experienced the same conditions weather wise.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (AmoqO)

274 Why don't they turn it off?
Don't they have cut-off valve?
Posted by: Braenyard
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To avoid flooding?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (eeF+6)

275 These are reserve call ups, not conscriptions. These fellows have already been conscripted and trained. But as you say, they are not calling up everyone and those in tech jobs and the like are not being called up at the same rate except for specialist duties.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (eoQWY)
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I doubt they were ever called up. If they were on a university track, they would have been deferred for a critical defense industry.

All nations do this. Even in WW II, the Russians knew that skilled technicians were better doing their jobs than stopping bullets.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (llXky)

276 By the way, off topic, but ... brace yourselves, put the drink down... U2 has announced that they are going to do a Las Vegas "residency". You know, like Tom Jones and Sammy Davis Junior, where they do shows all year long in Vegas.

Dudes. You should have hung it up years ago. This is painful to watch.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

I still can't find what Im lookin for

Posted by: Boner at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (M+Lyo)

277 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (T4tVD)

278 265 Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.
Posted by: Romeo13


Putin signed an illegal EO? Does he think he's biden?
Posted by: Some Rat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (r1z5A)

His Duma (Congress) approved it... so on that, he one ups Biteme

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (oHd/0)

279 Yes, for various reasons all of this comes back to us. If it was an honest accident we get the blame, if it was an ally we get the blame, if it was Ukraine we get the blame. Because of statements that have been made by the regime we're going to get the blame.
Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (OHy0b)

Plus if Russian demolitions teams can hit critical targets in waters off the coast of NATO allies and get away scot free, there really is no point having navies. The problem with the current neoconnery isn't just that it's a lie, it,'s such an obvious lie that India and Saudi Arabia will correctly realize that the West is ruled by a tribe of insane sociopathic pedophiles.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (yZNTO)

280 >By the way, off topic, but ... brace yourselves, put the drink down... U2 has announced that they are going to do a Las Vegas "residency".


I wanna see Bono do a Bill Murray/lounge singer act

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (geLO8)

281 Posted by: Oldcat

If they are local high spots that weighs against the clathrate hypothesis. Ice likes to hang out in low spots.

Give me a few million and I’ll buy some UAV’s with LiDAR imaging that, with a little engineering, can port in some explosives. No diving experience required.

And there’s some evidence this has been games out for a while…

From Pipeline Technology Journal.

Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (ai2Yq)

282 $20. Same as in town.
Posted by: Are you sure you really want it? at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (sn5EN)
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Yeah, like $20 is enough to feed that mountain of flesh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (5pTK/)

283 Um...yes. Ever here of a fuel air bomb? Mix the gas and air just right - big boom.

Yes, but I've never heard of a fuel water bomb.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (kOpft)

284 "Sunday bloody Sunday- so... where you folks from?"

Posted by: DB at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (geLO8)

285 I don't buy Ukraine being part of it, just because if they planned an op this big they'd pick something with an impact on the current military situation. The damage here is too long term to do them any good in their current situation, not to mention that it fucks Germany even more than Russia.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (r46W7)

286 What the hell is a Lizzo?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 07:28 PM (TU8Tj)

About 48 stone

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (VwHCD)

287 "This amounts to unlawful reprisal against a whistleblower which the DOJ Inspector General should investigate."
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"A court has accepted the FBI's usual bullshit as to why it shouldn't have to disclose its thousands of FOIA'd documents about Seth Rich --"
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The aristocracy, the ruling class is at war with us.
The only chance we have is to identify elected representative that align with them and vote them out.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:34 PM (aurj9)

288 >>For my last time, the Russians didn't do the Nordstream install, it was western contractors. Their maintenance is western contractors. Quit this bullshit of replaying the Russia of 1950. This wasn't an accident.

The Swiss registered company that built and operates Nord Stream 2 is Nord Stream 2 AG. It is a holding company that is majority owned by Gazprom, Russia, with 4 or 5 western energy partners. Russia did indeed do the installation and maintenance of the pipeline.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (ZLI7S)

289 Angie Dickinson is 91 years old today. Fran Drescher is 65.

Posted by: SMOD at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (SrPpJ)

290 Would seem like an underwater drone could do this.

They have to have them. Shit they train dolphins to plant mines

Posted by: Boner at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (M+Lyo)

291 Just google "Russia Brian drain"

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (+DS2f)
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Oh, that settles it. Google would never manipulate information.

Your point stands.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (llXky)

292 insane sociopathic pedophiles.
Posted by: trev006

insane sociopathic Ghey pedophiles.

There. Fixed!!!🤗

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (ai2Yq)

293 "Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer."

No they're not. They're grotesque professional buffet snorters who get kicked out of all-you-can-eat restaurants because the proprietors lose money on their fat, all consuming, bulbous, lazy, slovenly, piggish, corpulent, blubbery asses.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (mSy8I)

294 By the way, off topic, but ... brace yourselves, put the drink down... U2 has announced that they are going to do a Las Vegas "residency". You know, like Tom Jones and Sammy Davis Junior, where they do shows all year long in Vegas.

Dudes. You should have hung it up years ago. This is painful to watch.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

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Why do I get pictures of Bono doing a very cheesy Danke Schoen?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (krQz2)

295 So these 100 or so explosions of pipelines going on all year long somehow elude environmentalists? Nobody talks about them except you?

Press X to Doubt

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:25 PM


Yes, gas pipelines blow up all of the time (for certain values of "blow up").

We had two gas pipelines at our company rupture during the month of September.

There are zero reporting requirements since there were no spills. The field personnel reported it to me in a morning report. For one of the ruptures, TWO people know about it.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (HlyYF)

296 These are reserve call ups, not conscriptions. These fellows have already been conscripted and trained. But as you say, they are not calling up everyone and those in tech jobs and the like are not being called up at the same rate except for specialist duties.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:31 PM (eoQWY)

It is amazing that everyone accepts the conscription misnomer. Especially, it seems, everyone in the MSM.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (AmoqO)

297 U2 as a Vegas lounge act? oh gawd.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (r46W7)

298 I wanna see Bono do a Bill Murray/lounge singer act

"Star Waaaaaaaars, nothing but Star Wars!"
Bono works the crowd "do I make you feel uncomfortable when I talk about global warming? Do I?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (Ivdso)

299 265 Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.
Posted by: Romeo13
=-=============

Ukes said, there was an election but no one voted.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (aurj9)

300 About 48 stone
Posted by: Berserker
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I was told that there would be no Britishisms here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (gMoVp)

301 Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau


That seems pretty definitive.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (g1EEm)

302 I saw cornbread Hell open for Tater Salad at Beanblossom in '78.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (3Or4S)

303 Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (ai2Yq)

Wow... talk about guns that smoke...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (oHd/0)

304 The problem with the current neoconnery isn't just that it's a lie, it,'s such an obvious lie that India and Saudi Arabia will correctly realize that the West is ruled by a tribe of insane sociopathic pedophiles.
Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (yZNTO)

++++

That's why I think this is actually the end of the Global American Empire. The world is beginning to think our leadership is stark raving mad. They might take pity on the citizens, rightly assuming we're basically hostages, and so they might not nuke us, literally, but they are going to nuke us economically.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (OHy0b)

305 "Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer."

The only writing they do is with ketchup on a mountain of French fries, or with Redi Whip on a giant chocolate cake. Fat jackasses.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (mSy8I)

306
Remember EU Commission Presidentrix Ursula von der Layen, who threatened Italy about electing Meloni?

Well, she was ridin' dirty with Pfizer. See this from the Bad Cat:

https://tinyurl.com/2oyvr7rp

The Bad Cat thinks the politicians will try to throw Pharma under the bus, claiming they were deceived, and this is the start of that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (Mzdiz)

307 From Pipeline Technology Journal.

Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:33 PM (ai2Yq)

The CIA did warn Germany that the pipes could be attacked according to a German publication in July. Maybe they read that article.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (eoQWY)

308 299 265 Putin signed the declaration making the 4 Ex Uke Regions part of Russia today.
Posted by: Romeo13
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Ukes said, there was an election but no one voted.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (aurj9)

81 MILLION voted against?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (oHd/0)

309 Wonder how Vic and Miklos are doing

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (xhxe8)

310 90 Would seem like an underwater drone could do this.

They have to have them. Shit they train dolphins to plant mines
Posted by: Boner

See the Pipeline technology journal article

Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41

https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (ai2Yq)

311 for certain values of "blow up"

Well that's the key, isn't it? People don't mean "a valve broke" when they say "blow up", particularly in a discussion of a gigantic explosion underwater like what we saw 4 times here with this topic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (Ivdso)

312 "Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer."

No they're not. They're grotesque professional buffet snorters who get kicked out of all-you-can-eat restaurants because the proprietors lose money on their fat, all consuming, bulbous, lazy, slovenly, piggish, corpulent, blubbery asses.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (mSy8I)
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He was coming on to them. Seeing if they're willing to try something different.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (llXky)

313 "Like Liam Neeson in Taken, I have a very particular set of skills. -- Does it involve a couch?"

shelves.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (Cus5s)

314 I wanna see Bono do a Bill Murray/lounge singer act

"Star Waaaaaaaars, nothing but Star Wars!"
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Now I want to see Bill Murray's Nick do I Fall Down.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (krQz2)

315 "Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer."

The only writing they do is with ketchup on a mountain of French fries, or with Redi Whip on a giant chocolate cake. Fat jackasses.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (mSy8I)

Jeez, Allahp. Its one thing to work at the Bulwark, but sucking up to them as well is just pathetic.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (eoQWY)

316 Just google "Russia Brian drain" and read everything since the war started - they've lost maybe 200k of their most talented people. Estimates are 10% of the entire population with advanced degrees has bailed.
Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:32 PM (+DS2f)

Some Russians proportionally more than others.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/switching-conflicts-the-
jews-leaving-ukraine-and-russia-for-the-west-bank/

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (yZNTO)

317 By the by, I went to Ukraine seven years ago. You know when you go to Texas, and every bar is cowboy themed? In Ukraine every bar is partisan themed. They fucking love talking about killing Nazis and defending the homeland. And that was before Russia invaded.

If Mexico invaded Texas, on paper, it might be a close fight. They have nearly the same GDP, but Mexico has more resources, a standing army, and more people. And Texas has a lot of people of Mexican heritage. In truth I'd lay 10:1 odds on Texas kicking ass. Why? Just...because. heck, 50:50 Texas would conquer Mexico and make it south Texas.

Russia has made a colossal mistake.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (+DS2f)

318 Maybe they read that article.
Posted by: Oldcat

My cousin worked for Air Force Intelligence. He used to file reports based on internet articles all the time. I wasn’t impressed.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (ai2Yq)

319
Jeez, Allahp. Its one thing to work at the Bulwark, but sucking up to them as well is just pathetic.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (eoQWY)
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I think sucking is part of his goal, yes.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (llXky)

320 In 10 years, U2 is going to take up residency at The Villages in Florida. They'll play in the dining hall while the residents go through the buffet lines in their walkers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (r46W7)

321 Wonder how Vic and Miklos are doing
Posted by: Skip
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I'm guessing, wet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (gMoVp)

322 Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer

Williamson is a writer. He's a writer of pretentious elitist crap, but a writer. He writes articles and long pieces.

Goldberg is a quipper; he posts short stuff stitched together with lame or old jokes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (Ivdso)

323 I'm, pretty sure Lizzo has already blown up. There may be secondaries

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (M+Lyo)

324 Speaking of mega-tonnage...wow

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (/6GbT)

325 "He was coming on to them. Seeing if they're willing to try something different.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM (llXky)"

Imagine that trio. It's like the three horseman of the Dope-pocalypse

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (mSy8I)

326 Ukes said, there was an election but no one voted.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:36 PM (aurj9)

Seems odd that they made voting in the election a criminal offense.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (eoQWY)

327 Goldberg is a quipper; he posts short stuff stitched together with lame or old jokes.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (Ivdso)
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Also, don't forget stolen jokes.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (5pTK/)

328 I'm, pretty sure Lizzo has already blown up. There may be secondaries
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (M+Lyo)
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Don't offer her a wafer-thin mint.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (krQz2)

329 Uh...what's a Lizzo...and what's this Flute thing all about. Serious question. I have no F'ing idea what this is about.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (S7une)

330 but they are going to nuke us economically.
Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (OHy0b)

I can't stress this enough: Russia isn't using sanctions to freeze energy trade with the West, much less blow up its own pipelines. The satanic and crazy "Democratic" governments are doing that through sanctions, idiotic notions like the "oil price cap" on Russia, and now covert military action against their own people.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (yZNTO)

331 so they might not nuke us, literally, but they are going to nuke us economically.
Posted by: DFCtomm

Nah. DC has to be. That’s non negotiable!!!

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (ai2Yq)

332 I'm not reading "Allah Pundit: My Struggle"

Noooo - I'm waiting for "Allah Pundit: The Directors Cut!"

Posted by: Boswell at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (+Cgut)

333 I'm, pretty sure Lizzo has already blown up. There may be secondaries
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (M+Lyo)
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Don't offer her a wafer-thin mint.
Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (krQz2)

No Taco Bell !

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (M+Lyo)

334 Seems odd that they made voting in the election a criminal offense.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (eoQWY)
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Some regions got a lower reported percentage of the vote than Biden did in the US. Detroit, for example.

Are you an election truther?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (llXky)

335 Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau

That seems pretty definitive.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 07:37 PM (g1EEm)

Pretty long delay timer though

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (eoQWY)

336 They try hard not to have more than one or two a week, it gets into the papers and upsets the shareholders at their breakfasts.
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I understood that reference.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (yikp0)

337 If Mexico invaded Texas, on paper, it might be a close fight. They have nearly the same GDP, but Mexico has more resources, a standing army, and more people. And Texas has a lot of people of Mexican heritage.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:39 PM (+DS2f)

-If?-

Whatever you say.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (yZNTO)

338 Nood. Never mind the dame...covet the Cobra.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (ITEMS)

339 >>> There are zero reporting requirements since there were no spills. The field personnel reported it to me in a morning report. For one of the ruptures, TWO people know about it.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot
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So, no spill, nothing catastrophic, no human damage -
Basically a mechanical failure that was immediately repaired. Part of the job. Business as usual?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM (aurj9)

340 Seems odd that they made voting in the election a criminal offense.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 07:41 PM (eoQWY)

that right there is some QUALITY Defense of Democracy!

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (oHd/0)

341 Williamson is a writer. He's a writer of pretentious elitist crap, but a writer. He writes articles and long pieces.

Goldberg is a quipper; he posts short stuff stitched together with lame or old jokes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (Ivdso)
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Both are visibly under-sexed, hence Allahpundit making his move to butter them up.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (llXky)

342 Le Café is open.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (a3Q+t)

343 I can't stress this enough: Russia isn't using sanctions to freeze energy trade with the West, much less blow up its own pipelines. The satanic and crazy "Democratic" governments are doing that through sanctions, idiotic notions like the "oil price cap" on Russia, and now covert military action against their own people.
Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (yZNTO)

++++

That's all well and good, but the West can't even define a woman these days. Listen to the gibberish that comes out of the left wing that runs Western civilization now. It's nothing but bearded men in sun dressed and I do think that worries and disturbs the rest of the world.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (OHy0b)

344 That's why I think this is actually the end of the Global American Empire. The world is beginning to think our leadership is stark raving mad. They might take pity on the citizens, rightly assuming we're basically hostages, and so they might not nuke us, literally, but they are going to nuke us economically.

And whatever pain it caused in the bear future, it would be for our own good over the long term. The idea that we should get as many goods and services as possible from abroad at the cheapest price possible rather than do this work at home, regardless of what those foreign entanglements might entail or the inherent fragility of global networks featuring ever-increasing specialization, is a big part of why things are falling apart here.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (KFhLj)

345 I'm not reading "Allah Pundit: My Struggle"

Noooo - I'm waiting for "Allah Pundit: The Directors Cut!"
Posted by: Boswell at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (+Cgut)
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What about the Zack Snyder cut?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (krQz2)

346 I'm, pretty sure Lizzo has already blown up. There may be secondaries
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 07:40 PM (M+Lyo)

Nowadays - that Lizzy dancer photo could be the cover of SI's Swimsuit Edition - that's the times we live in.

Posted by: Boswell at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (+Cgut)

347 >>>81 MILLION voted against?
Posted by: Romeo13
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Well, there were ballots.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:45 PM (aurj9)

348 Basically a mechanical failure that was immediately repaired. Part of the job.

Right, and that's a pretty long way from "explosion," much less the topic at hand

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:46 PM (Ivdso)

349 Oh, that settles it. Google would never manipulate information. Your point stands.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 07:35 PM (llXky)

Oh sweet Jesus - You are a pipeline engineer, and making $200k in a poor country, living large. Your country launches a war, your company leaves (so you are out of the job), and you know you can relocate to Dubai and make twice the salary, and avoid any chance of getting drafted. What would you do? Stand around or book the first flight out?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:47 PM (+DS2f)

350
Well that's the key, isn't it? People don't mean "a valve broke" when they say "blow up", particularly in a discussion of a gigantic explosion underwater like what we saw 4 times here with this topic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:38 PM

We destructively test tubing to 6,000 psi in the oil patch with water as the pressurizing medium. Guys stand right beside the pipe as it blows up, because water is essentially an incompressible fluid.

I have backed guys off of a location when a pressure vessel was accidentally charged with gas above its design pressure.

When a container of highly pressurized gas ruptures in the oil patch, EVERYONE refers to that as an explosion. The shards of the container accelerate as the expanding gas pushes them outwards. Exactly the same way a bullet accelerates down the barrel of a rifle.

part I

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 07:49 PM (HlyYF)

351 NO - I cannot envision any way that an explosion due to combustion ruptured the Nord Stream pipelines.

YES - An accident could certainly cause a powerful "explosion" of expanding gas. That would easily register on seismic instruments.

part II

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 07:49 PM (HlyYF)

352 >>?Russia has made a colossal mistake.

Putin is a former KGB officer who has had a hard-on for former Soviet satellites since the day the wall came down. Of all the politicians involved in this fight right now I'd put money on the fact he has forgotten more about Ukraine than all of them combined know.

Putin might not win this fight but the claims that he is being crushed seem a bit premature. We just sent another $14 billion to Ukraine, Europe is imploding and we aren't far behind. And winter is coming.

He's done an awful lot of damage to the NATO allies without firing a shot at us.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 07:49 PM (ZLI7S)

353 Inspector Kemp

I disagree. The Cartels are killing Americans without any blow-back.

If they cross the border, the traditional war-fighting strength of America - massive amounts of firepower - will shred an invading army quickly.

With drugs, there is not need to do anything but buy off politicians, police, and media, then ship product.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:50 PM (u82oZ)

354 348 Basically a mechanical failure that was immediately repaired. Part of the job.

Right, and that's a pretty long way from "explosion," much less the topic at hand
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 07:46 PM (Ivdso)
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Explosion is what happens when there are ill trained workers and poor quality control.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:50 PM (aurj9)

355 Yes, gas pipelines blow up all of the time (for certain values of "blow up").

We had two gas pipelines at our company rupture during the month of September.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot

That’s key Pipelines do rupture - they are just a big pressure vessel and it happens. Many many times without flamage.

But two bursts on one pipeline (what causes the second burst?). And then another excursion within 24 hours on another pipeline of a completely different vintage? Resulting in seismic signatures that resemble explosions?

I like the clathrate explanation. It’s would show that there’s still sanity. But I don’t buy it. 🙁

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 07:50 PM (ai2Yq)

356 It's nothing but bearded men in sun dressed and I do think that worries and disturbs the rest of the world.
Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:44 PM (OHy0b)

Oh absolutely- India takes such things seriously, but from the perspective of not letting mentally ill tribals destroy their country. That's the insane part. Sabotaging your own country on behalf of the Epsteins is satanic.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:51 PM (yZNTO)

357 And the metal the pipes were made of could the failure be there. Cheap metal or brittle poorly fabricated pipe.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:52 PM (aurj9)

358 Inspector Kemp

I would worry more if Putin had been GRU. Those were the hard-core spies and intel operators.

The KGB had plenty of flaws in their visualization of the opposition. Like a group-think error.

But the GRU failed Putin in Ukraine, or were disregarded.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:52 PM (u82oZ)

359 The underwater drone with explosives was found...in 2015.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 07:53 PM (+DS2f)

360 OOPS, my message was for our esteemed Jack Straw. Who has put down the bong for tight, cogent analysis.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:53 PM (u82oZ)

361 I thought AP was bad with his Malkin worship but holy crap get a freaking room with kevin.....

Posted by: Bradky at September 30, 2022 07:54 PM (tnRM8)

362 So, no spill, nothing catastrophic, no human damage -
Basically a mechanical failure that was immediately repaired. Part of the job. Business as usual?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 07:43 PM


Yes, exactly correct.

However, that was typed as rebuttal to whomever said that pipelines around the world don't just break.

These ruptures were on 3" polyethylene pipe on low pressure systems.

Ruptures in highly pressurized steel pipe or vessels are a different animal.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 07:54 PM (HlyYF)

363 Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman

Occam's Razor. Unless otherwise directed it was the US Government or it's willing agents.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (u82oZ)

364 Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
https://tinyurl.com/y6z3v9r4
Posted by: Justin Castreau
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Funny that there are underwater photos from 2014 for that 2015 article but we haven't gotten photos of the damaged areas published yet that, you'd think, would help identify the type of damage if not hint/show the cause?

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 07:55 PM (yikp0)

365 Oh absolutely- India takes such things seriously, but from the perspective of not letting mentally ill tribals destroy their country. That's the insane part. Sabotaging your own country on behalf of the Epsteins is satanic.
Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:51 PM (yZNTO)

++++

The world has put up with us, because we offered a system that let them have stable prosperity. They were subordinate to us, but they were stable and prosperous. What are we offering them now? Well it looks like they are no longer going to be stable and prosperous, but still subordinate to the West. Why would I take this new deal?

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 07:56 PM (OHy0b)

366 Pillage Idiot

Good to see you posting. I trust you are surfing the Biden admin regulations and errors to thrive.

You going to Texas in October?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 30, 2022 07:56 PM (u82oZ)

367 Hi NaCly!

Yep, headed to the MoMe.

Just started making arrangements with Ben Had yesterday.

I will ping you in an email.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 08:00 PM (HlyYF)

368 "My son has done work all over Russia. He said they have some decent engineers but this was probably 5+ years ago."

They do have some decent engineers - every single one that I know left day one of the invasion. Why hang around?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 30, 2022 08:01 PM (+DS2f)

369 Pretty long delay timer though
Posted by: Oldcat

I know. That is a real confounding factor.

P(natural explosion) followed by P(natural explosion close by shortly after with reduced pressure in system) followed by
P(natural explosion another pipeline of different vintage 17 hours later) followed by P(natural explosion close by shortly after with reduced pressure in system). Vs
P(deliberate explosion) followed by P(deliberate explosion close by) followed by
P(deliberate explosion another pipeline of different vintage designed to confuse) followed by P(natural explosion close by after pressure loss)

I hate both of these. But the second seems more likely. A natural explosion due to a controlled pressure drop in both pipelines (clathrate hypothesis) could result in an additional explosion (for instance of an ice blocked pipe) when the pressure dropped. But it happening the same way a second time? In areas where water is unlikely to pool (guessing it’s a high spot) But two explosions per pipe is redundancy if it’s deliberate. With a delay thrown in to confuse the issue. Makes me lean toward this hypothesis.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:02 PM (ai2Yq)

370 Funny that there are underwater photos from 2014 for that 2015 article but we haven't gotten photos of the damaged areas published yet that, you'd think, would help identify the type of damage if not hint/show the cause?
Posted by: andycanuck

While the pipes are degassing it plays havoc with vehicles that depend on buoyancy. They’ll have some soon.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (ai2Yq)

371 I have no idea if the pipeline explosions were accidents or a deliberate act.

I am only typing to rebut the idea that some people are posting - that it couldn't possibly be an accident.

The theory of multiple, independent accidents occurring in a narrow time frame is exceedingly unlikely.

Except for one large caveat. If the Russians (or someone else in the operational stream) changed the conditions in the pipelines and put them into a hazardous state, then these ARE NOT independent accidents.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (HlyYF)

372 While the pipes are degassing it plays havoc with vehicles that depend on buoyancy. They’ll have some soon.
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Thank you.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 08:10 PM (yikp0)

373 Except for one large caveat. If the Russians (or someone else in the operational stream) changed the conditions in the pipelines and put them into a hazardous state, then these ARE NOT independent accidents.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 08:05 PM (HlyYF)

++++

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if it was an accident, but that will be nothing more than a trivia question 100 years from now. All that matters is who is in a better position from a propaganda stand point, and Russia is because our leadership is retarded.

Posted by: DFCtomm at September 30, 2022 08:10 PM (OHy0b)

374 Jack, you can put done the bong. Again Gasprom contracted the pipeline but western companies did the install - they purposefully went outside Russia. But you Ukraine first cheerleaders have at it. Our fingerprints are all over this.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 08:13 PM (oWBc3)

375 The LawDog article that was linked is certainly plausible.

You get water hammer in your 3/4" house pipes due solely to the acceleration of an incompressible fluid with a 30 psi pressure differential.

A 48" pipeline, with a COMPRESSIBLE fluid at 1500 psi, easily has the potential for pipeline destroying momentum due to an accelerating clathrate plug, a lost pig, etc.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 30, 2022 08:15 PM (HlyYF)

376 put them into a hazardous state, then these ARE NOT independent accidents.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot

If they were bleeding pressure (which could result in a pressure change and pressure excursion) it wasn’t being done to explode the pipeline. No one has that detailed an idea of what is occurring in the pipeline.

As for clathrates. The sea floors are packed with methane clathrates. There’s been a long ranging discussion on mining them since there are thousands of years methane resources locked in them. But the fracking version for clathrates hasn’t been developed yet.

You will also hear Libs blabbering on about how global warming will cause the oceans to warm up and then release the clathrates. Which is unlikey. In the oceans where the pressures needed to form clathrates, local water temperatures are 4 C. Constant. Because water has a density maximum at 4 c and you would have to heat up the oceans a lot to warm up the high pressure areas (which are hundreds to thousands of meters deep).

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:20 PM (ai2Yq)

377 174 "If methane gets hydrated, which I think means picks up an -OH group from H2O, that leaves an -O behind, which will bond with another free -O to make an O2 molecule."
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The neocon tribe is trying to sell "methane hydrates" as why two gas pipelines of dramatically different age exploded in two close locations OUTSIDE Russian territory without completely destroying all of the gas inside the pipeline. But that's beneath the level of remedial chemistry. That's the point where your high school prof takes your class schedule and orders you to take drama class because you don't have the cooking skills for home ec.

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (yZNTO)
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Thanks trev006 for saving me some typing. When I read that quoted part up top, in the text, I cringed. These pseudo(pseudo-chemists) need to just go away and finish weaving those baskets underwater or they'll never get their diplomas. Clathrates indeed. I prefer RDX or plastique.
BTW the permafrost doesn't explode yet contains methane trapped in ice.

Posted by: Ciampino --- somebody is pulling your chain at September 30, 2022 08:20 PM (qfLjt)

378 >>> and Russia is because our leadership is retarded.
Posted by: DFCtomm
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Maybe the Biden Group is at war w/Russia because Putin has their number/has the goods on them and this is their method of keeping a lid on it.

It would be catastrophic to them if Putin let the cats out of the bag.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 30, 2022 08:21 PM (aurj9)

379 But water hammer occurs because water is basically incompressible. You can get pressure waves in any pipeline but it’s not going to be like water hammer, which requires a sudden closure.

I’ve dealt with water hammer with pipelines of the same diameter as the gas pipelines. We have engineered solutions for those.

For gas pipelines water hammer type resonances are not a primary driver.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:23 PM (ai2Yq)

380 Because natural gas is compressible and water is basically not.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:26 PM (ai2Yq)

381 BTW the permafrost doesn't explode yet contains methane trapped in ice.
Posted by: Ciampino

I meant to make that point in talking about clathrates at depth. We just don’t see explosions.

You can see a pressure excursion due to a change in pipeline pressure. But I view it as unlikely.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at September 30, 2022 08:29 PM (ai2Yq)

382 Lizzo, tubbo. Tomato, tomahto.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 30, 2022 08:51 PM (1OoXz)

383 "which the DOJ Inspector General should investigate"

NO!
Which the people should punish with harsh physical and/or monetary penalties on the actual perpetrators. A rope or stocks at a minimum with confiscation of all pension moneys and benefits.

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 09:16 PM (hnppE)

384 "All that matters is who is in a better position from a propaganda stand point, and Russia is because our leadership is retarded."

Finally, the bottom line. Joe doesn't have the nuts to blow anything up. Putin does. Nobody else can.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 30, 2022 09:34 PM (peWy1)

385 "I don't know if he's right because I don't understand the science he's talking about"

LawDog largely doesn't understand the phenomena he wrote about, either. His speculation was painful to read.

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Posted by: Karen Merritt at October 01, 2022 02:18 AM (tIsvw)

James Bond Producers: We're Going to Continue "Evolving" Bond "Just As Men Are Evolving," Showing More Emotional Growth and Offering "Meatier" Roles to Female Characters
Plus: Woke Hollywood Discovers a "New Movement"

Awesome. I know that's what every man is looking for in James Bond.

We love the New Soy-Filled Bond we've been getting.


Variety writes that Broccoli confirmed to them that the "humanizing of the once-womanizing spy and the ensuring of more fulfilling, meatier roles for the female stars of the franchise" done during her and her brother's handling of the franchise will "continue in the next films".

"It's an evolution," asserted Broccoli, who in addition to serving as a James Bond producer is also the current director of the UK chapter of Time's Up. "Bond is evolving just as men are evolving. I don't know who's evolving at a faster pace."

Speaking of Woke Hollywood: OK, Groomers.

wizardofozremake.jpg

I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:

A new Wizard of Oz remake is currently in the works by director Kenya Barris, who says that the new movie will feature plenty of LGBTQ representation. Barris also stated that the original movie was a reflection of what was going on in the world at the time, which was the Dust Bowl and The Great Depression, and now the current world events of LGBTQ representation will be one of the defining factors of his remake.

According to Barris, "Now we're going to turn a mirror on where we're at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world." This is certainly a different take on the Wizard of Oz, but one that many people are going to find quite exciting.

Actually, it's not as big of a deal that this is the "Gay Wizard of Oz" as you might think. As all these properties come out of copyright, there are going to be off-brand productions, like the Winnie the Pooh horror movie Blood and Honey.

Once these things go out of copyright, anyone can make any version they like. They usually just can't use the proper name of the property, which is usually trademarked, because trademark, unlike copyright, can last in perpetuity. (The Winnie the Pooh movie will probably be sued into dropping the "Winnie the Pooh" part of the title, though they can still say it in the movie. They just can't identify the product by the trademarked name.)

There's a competing Oz remake which will be more faithful to the original, but without the music. That version will be able to use elements that were created specifically for the movie -- such as the ruby slippers; in the novel, they were silver, I think -- because it's being made by Warner Bros., which made and owns the original.

One of the reasons I was annoyed at the Gay Oz was that there are like 15 Oz novels and anyone with a brain in their head would be attempting to lay the groundwork for a long string of family-oriented, book-faithful (mostly) Oz-centered films. I imagine that that will be the goal of the "real" Oz project.

So, there will be two different Oz movies for two completely different Americas.

Does anyone get the feeling that we are splitting into two countries?

What a smooth transition that was. Because WDWPro -- that stands for "Walt Disney World Professional," someone who says he's a Disney World insider with insider information -- says he spoke to a toy industry expert who told him the toy industry is now splitting between conservative and liberal. Or woke vs. non-woke.

Toys are major ancillary money-makers for Hollywood.

And now that Top Gun: Maverick acquainted Hollywood with the crazy idea that masculine heroes and masculine virtues like patriotism, stoicism, courage and toughness could make money, the toy industry is splitting between the Woke and Post-Woke sectors.

A toy insider with major connections is reaching out to That Park Place again with impressive details. According to this individual, whom we have verified as being an expert within the industry, the toy market in North America is beginning to split into politically-based markets. The rise of "conservative entertainment" is how it is being termed with executives inside the industry, many of whom are bewildered by this "new thing." And what fits into this "conservative entertainment" segment of the toy industry? It may surprise you.

Actually it probably won't. But it will be fun to read anyway.

So here are the "new criteria" defining the "new movement" of this "new type" of entertainment.

It's so new you guys, you won't believe how new it is.

Here are some criteria that various studios and merchandising partners are working with in regards to what corporations believe is a new movement. And, according to the source, that's being driven in large part due to movies like Top Gun: Maverick having phenomenal returns that broke through the ceiling of what analysts believed was possible.

* Patriotic

* Military and law enforcement positively portrayed

* Mostly if not all heterosexual, [redacted to protect site from algorithm damage]

* No spotlight on alphabet issues

It's so new you guys. What an innovation it is, to have a two hour movie which doesn't focus on Alphabet Issues.

I don't know what the redacted part is. Probably something like, "with actors who are the actual sex they're portraying, that is, no trans actors playing opposite gender."


* Marriage/family unit seen as positive institution; kids love and admire their parents, parents sacrificing for each other and their kids

It's like science fiction you guys. I think this might be the plan for a new Star Trek-style toy line you guys.


* Communities seen as unifying, institutions shown as positives

* Multiple white males in cast, can be majority ; in leadership roles

Oh My God you guy the newness here, it's Future Shocking me.

* Feminine good looking women, masculine men

* Hero archetype is intact

* Fire arms not seen as inherently bad, can be shown as a means of protection

This may read like a parody, and maybe WDW Pro is getting punked, but WDW Pro is a legitimate journalist/blogger/muckraker. He himself would not spoof his audience.

In essence, this looks very similar to how the market dealt with entertainment and the United States at the end of the Cold War, during the eighties and early nineties.

Why yes it is -- it sounds very much like The Before Times.

He writes that as one side of the toy market splits to market to "new movement," The Before Times market, the other side of the market will be liberated to chase the "old movement," the woke/alphabet people/feminist market that much harder.

Essentially, the market is doing what the market always does: it's searching for money. The problem in our current culture is that American is splitting into two distinct cultural groups... and there's no good way to unify those in media and merchandise. As a result, companies are going to begin separating their offerings into distinctly conservative and distinctly liberal properties. Sure, there will still be the Mickey Mouse brands that try to appeal to both sides, but as the source says, even Star Wars has been damaged by the bifurcation of the market.

Via Thinking Critical.

This is a toy guy, not a movie or TV guy, but he is part of the same schlock production chain that churns out this crap. He might not be in the center of The Media Blob, but he is part of one of its major Tendrils.

His source has previously provided information on how badly Marvel and Star Wars merchandise is doing in the marketplace -- something that is confirmed by a lot of people -- and that the situation is so bad that Disney is looking past its own brands, which are no longer top-of-line, to find the next "big thing." They're even looking to acquire, maybe, the Next Big Thing out of Japan. Like, the next Transformers.

Or a Manga property. Incredibly, Disney is now looking past Marvel to look for a manga property as its next cash cow. That's how well Phase 4 (or as Gary from Nerdrotic calls it, Stage IV) is doing.

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1 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (bVYXr)

2 "evolving", I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (bVYXr)

3 That's a long damn post.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:16 PM (zhLdt)

4 Of. Course it will be woke

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:18 PM (xhxe8)

5 So, The Wizard of Oz is going to do the "when monkeys fly out of my ass" in a literal fashion.

Posted by: Orson at September 30, 2022 05:18 PM (Hm1Og)

6 I have bought a few hundred DVDs of real movies the last several years, so I won't have to fund this crap ever again.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (lTGtQ)

7 Represent the world, so 51% are Trannies now

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (xhxe8)

8 I always thought the old The Wizard of Oz was ghey already.

My bad.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (LsEU/)

9 The Curious Lion.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (oTZbj)

10 Looks like my streak of not attending any movies will continue.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (xxG/v)

11 If there was an actual market for this woke garbage we would see it at the box office, but we are not.


Ergo, logic dictates there is no market for woke movies because they are all bombing in theaters.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (bVYXr)

12 Didnt we do black wizard of oz with MJ and Diana Ross?

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (MGB5H)

13 -
the ensuring of more fulfilling, meatier roles for the female stars of the franchise -
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I'm guessing we all know what they mean here. The next female bond will be packing a penis. What's meatier than that?

Posted by: irright at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (SchQD)

14
A long list of "entertainment products" that I'll never view.

It's a pity that Historic First! Adam's apple got his dumbass self arrested for spying -- he'd be perfect as Dorothy in the new Wizard movie!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (pNxlR)

15 Hey Gabe, how's the truck?

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (Lzpvj)

16 Well, that last Bond movie staring Daniel Craig already introduced the Bond butch replacement Bond. She must not have gone over very well if they've decided a soi boi is a better fit than Butch Bond.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (5pTK/)

17 Tranny Bond. Have Gun, will travel.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (ynpvh)

18 "Meatier" Roles to Female Characters"

Just what we need. Women with more meat.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (sn5EN)

19 >>>3 That's a long damn post.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland

it's a good one. I should have broken this up into three or four posts.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (B3oWe)

20 18 "Meatier" Roles to Female Characters"

Just what we need. Women with more meat.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (sn5EN)

You'll be made to suck it to, H8ter!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (ynpvh)

21 >>>James Bond Producers: We're Going to Continue "Evolving" Bond

*wanking motion*

BFD. Wouldn't even bother to pirate it online, if I were otherwise so inclined.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (yHsuS)

22 The Force Is Female
---
Explains why the dark side is so strong.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (krQz2)

23 A new Wizard of Oz remake is currently in the works by director Kenya Barris, who says that the new movie will feature plenty of LGBTQ representation.

They could make Dorothy trans, played by a 6'5" black man, and "her" song could be "If I Could Only Lose My Cock".

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (zhLdt)

24 "I always thought the old The Wizard of Oz was ghey already."

You are not wrong. Hollyweird has been that way for a long time.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (sn5EN)

25 Everything is fake and gay.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (u73oe)

26 yeah it's too long for one post. Too much content! I cut out the Feminist Hero's journey for another post.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (B3oWe)

27 Do we get to laugh when the grievance crowd creates an uproar over Hollywood using straight actors rather than real life tranny homosexuals?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (5pTK/)

28 The Wiccan Witch of the West.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (oTZbj)

29 22 The Force Is Female
---
Explains why the dark side is so strong.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (krQz2)

I guess she's like Gaia; a bitch.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (ynpvh)

30 So, The Wizard of Oz is going to do the "when monkeys fly out of my ass" in a literal fashion.

Posted by: Orson at September 30, 2022 05:18 PM (Hm1Og)

With real monkeypox.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (yHsuS)

31 This may read like a parody, and maybe WDW Pro is getting punked, but WDW Pro is a legitimate journalist/blogger/muckraker. He himself would not spoof his audience.

Yeah that list is... I mean its impossible to keep a straight face reading it. That's literally all entertainment for thousands of years up to the last 5. That's literally how everything was until very, very recently. Even if you're a young punk Zillennial you remember how this was true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (Ivdso)

32 28 The Wiccan Witch of the West.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (oTZbj)

the Nancy Pelosi story?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (ynpvh)

33 Jamie Bond (they/them): Golden Snizz

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (krQz2)

34
I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:


Hey! That's my schtick!

-- Disney World

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (pNxlR)

35 WTF you fcking asshoes?!

Posted by: Zombie L Frank Baum at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (llON8)

36 Haven't set foot inside a movie theater since 'Saving Private Ryan.'

Good to know I'm not missing a damn thing by writing these fuckwads out of my life.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (TU8Tj)

37 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (exHjb)

38 What I am trying to work out is how they are going to make a film about a dog, a little girl, a lion, and a person made of tin into an LGBTQWERTY presentation. Is the lion going to be a trans-sheep? Is the Tin Man going to have tin boobs? What the hell?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (Ivdso)

39 Offering "Meatier" Roles to Female Characters

Those with girthy penises?

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (ju2Fy)

40 Sam Raimi attempted to adapt one of the other Oz novels when he made Oz the Great and Powerful. While I enjoyed it it was not the launching off WB wanted it to be.

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (MGB5H)

41 Bond. Devo Bond.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (63Dwl)

42 36 Haven't set foot inside a movie theater since 'Saving Private Ryan.'

Good to know I'm not missing a damn thing by writing these fuckwads out of my life.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (TU8Tj)

Wait until you see the 2022 version, "Saving Ryan's Privates"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (ynpvh)

43 Bond ended at Skyfall.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (lTGtQ)

44 Re: Wizard of Oz

>>>I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:

Wasn't it was already?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (yHsuS)

45 Flying Furries

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (xhxe8)

46 37 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (exHjb)

She'd be more S&M if true to the original comics...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (ynpvh)

47
I pity the fool!

Treat your mother right!

https://youtu.be/RO6JiFztJdg?t=34

Posted by: MR T at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (63j5j)

48 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics.

Well... kinda? At the end of the first movie she starts showing enormous energy powers and suddenly can fly without any transition or reason for it other than "well this is just what she does now". That movie was really good (if a bit silly in places) for the first 2/3rds, then it turned into crap. Its just Gal Gadot is so winsome and lovely you can put up with it for a little while.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (Ivdso)

49 >>> 44 Re: Wizard of Oz

>>>I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:

Wasn't it was already?
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (yHsuS)

Maybe those poofters in Hollywood meant that for the *movie*...

Posted by: Zombie L Frank Baum at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (llON8)

50 Instead of the creepy monkey's on the new ghey wizzard. They will all get monkeypox instead.

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (wZdQy)

51 OK, this will be a jolt back in time for some of you Gen Xers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qreg8QN3SO8

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (W2Pud)

52 Gender isn't binaryan integral number. It's a fractal function.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

53 i'll post the mr. t video in the next is this something?, soothsayer. thanks.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (B3oWe)

54 37 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (exHjb)

Wonder Woman was discovering her powers because she was using her powers for the first time in a non-training environment.

Wonder Woman one was a classic combination of Greco demigod story and super origin. It was probably the masterpiece of the genre really. Marvel's only near equivalent would have been Ant-Man.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (Lzpvj)

55
11 minutes of advice from me, MR T

https://youtu.be/p8G7mR_VJ3U

Posted by: MR T at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (63j5j)

56 38 What I am trying to work out is how they are going to make a film about a dog, a little girl, a lion, and a person made of tin into an LGBTQWERTY presentation. Is the lion going to be a trans-sheep? Is the Tin Man going to have tin boobs? What the hell?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (Ivdso)

You forgot scare crow - I'd bet between Tin Man and Scare Crow you have the transitioned character and the gender fluid character...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (exHjb)

57 Ha ha "Future Shocking"

Typically that's what I tell my wife she's in for when she asks what our plans are for a Friday night.

Posted by: Milquetoast mortgage-paying neighbor in flyover country at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (RTFfA)

58 Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
But a boob job
And an artificial vag

Posted by: Amerika at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (sn5EN)

59 44 Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (yHsuS)

British spy parlance for poofter was "Friends of Dorothy."

Food for thought.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (Lzpvj)

60 52 Gender isn't binaryan integral number. It's a fractal function.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

These days it's mostly imaginary

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (ynpvh)

61 What I am trying to work out is how they are going to make a film about a dog, a little girl, a lion, and a person made of tin into an LGBTQWERTY presentation. Is the lion going to be a trans-sheep?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

The Lion will sing "If I were kink of the forest!"

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (LsEU/)

62 If the Force is female, it cannot be God the Father.

Nor the Son.

Nor the Holy Spirit, who impregnated the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It's all Kabukakke.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (C1rbv)

63 56 38 What I am trying to work out is how they are going to make a film about a dog, a little girl, a lion, and a person made of tin into an LGBTQWERTY presentation. Is the lion going to be a trans-sheep? Is the Tin Man going to have tin boobs? What the hell?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (Ivdso)

You forgot scare crow - I'd bet between Tin Man and Scare Crow you have the transitioned character and the gender fluid character...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (exHjb)

Tin man's genderfluid is oil...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (ynpvh)

64

I hope Dorothy is a big titty teenage lesbian that has lots of sexy time...

Posted by: Xtreme Denise at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (7kOpl)

65 Octobackhole.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (krQz2)

66 By the way that Feminist Hero's Journey came from Arkhaven Comics, their blog:

https://tinyurl.com/yvdnpfu8

"UPDATE: Just to be clear. I DID NOT MAKE THIS UP. This was leaked to me by a script doctor I know."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (Ivdso)

67 >>>Essentially, the market is doing what the market always does: it's searching for money.

Pro-tip: Stop shitting on your customers, unless your customer is Martin Bashir.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (yHsuS)

68 Kind of appropriate the Kennedy is wearing a black shirt in that last picture.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (3p4cr)

69 Wonder Woman one was a classic combination of Greco demigod story and super origin. It was probably the masterpiece of the genre really. Marvel's only near equivalent would have been Ant-Man.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (Lzpvj)

I do think Wonder Woman 1 was DC's best movie of the current decade...

And I'll say The Batman or The Joker were 2nd...both of these for really going deep into the heart of Gotham's wretchedness...

The rest has been average to awful...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (exHjb)

70 9 - She is now an independent woman who will never need a man. And she must continue her journey alone. Any other person in her life will hold her back. She will never love or be a wife or a mother. Those things would all hold her back.

9a - She will have at least 6 cats.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (zhLdt)

71
Did someone trim this piece? I could have sworn that the franchise killer, Kathleen Marshall, was once part of this.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (pNxlR)

72 Poofter? You talking about me?

Posted by: Alan Cumming at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (C1rbv)

73 Amazon blows entire $1 Billion "Rings of Power" budget on making it look like a woman can hold a sword.



-- The Bee


Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (gmo/4)

74 Wizard of Oz always creeped me out when I was a kid. Just did not like it. But I was not afraid of watching scary movies in general. but Oz was on a whole 'nuther level. Just bothered me.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (xPJvm)

75 66 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (Ivdso)

If women are that powerful and already run the universe why do I give enough of a fuck to spend money to reread the reality?

They never seem to get it if I want this story told to me I can go to the Rat at any campus and for the cost of a pitcher of beer get told it ad nauseum.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (Lzpvj)

76 I don't know about roles, but many women have a preference for meatier, in which The Paolo has found his, how you say, métier.

Posted by: Paolo at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (a3Q+t)

77 Will new movement movies have characters smoking cigarettes?

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (xPl2J)

78 Just what we need. Women with more meat.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (sn5EN)


I guess Big Mike Obama wants to break into acting.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (zhLdt)

79 A new Wizard of Oz remake is currently in the works by director Kenya Barris, who says that the new movie will feature plenty of LGBTQ representation. Barris also stated that the


They should just remake Zardoz with more tits

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (M+Lyo)

80
>>>I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:

Wasn't it was already?
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (yHsuS)
---
On the contrary, Baum wrote it as political commentary disguised as a children's adventure and farce.

Emerald City is really not emerald, you see. The law decrees that you have to wear emerald-tinted goggles inside the city limits.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (krQz2)

81 >> Point 4: No man has anything to teach a woman.

To be fair, I have never been able to tell a woman anything. Same for most of my mates.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (jctjU)

82 Marvel's only near equivalent would have been Ant-Man.

I agree, both shared a strong feel of being COMIC BOOK movies, rather than action heroes wearing vaguely costume-like uniforms and having unusual abilities.

I would classify Iron Man II as being in the same camp. It felt like a comic book, like someone storyboarded the movie using a comic book (which, supposedly the director of The Crow literally did).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (Ivdso)

83 Bravo Paolo.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (C1rbv)

84 I guess they'll be subbing a lube tube for the oil can.

Posted by: Dagwood at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (MNaS0)

85 How are they going to make Conservatives the wicked witch?

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (xhxe8)

86 I'm surprised there hasn't been some extremely LGBTQWERTY remake of "Alice in Wonderland."

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (LBj9x)

87 Give them a hard time, Paolo.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (C1rbv)

88 69 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (exHjb)

Eh mostly, I'd say that had they not tried to work out the creator's daddy issues in the script Routh's man of steel would have been okay.

Guardians of the Galaxy was the best space opera flick of the last decade.

I am just past giving a fuck anymore, I watched "Reacher" I am watching "The Boys", and I watched "Strange New Worlds" with a wan sense of sadness grasping that Bad Reboot will not let its greatness last.

I am just about done with pop culture.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (Lzpvj)

89 Gender isn't binaryan integral number. It's a fractal function.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

These days it's mostly imaginary
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (ynpvh)
---
It's complex.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (krQz2)

90 Wizard of Oz always creeped me out when I was a kid. Just did not like it. But I was not afraid of watching scary movies in general. but Oz was on a whole 'nuther level. Just bothered me.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (xPJvm)

Same here, hated it. I was also freaked out by Charlie and the Chocolate factory.



Did you get a talking to by HR ?

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (M+Lyo)

91 yeah it's too long for one post. Too much content! I cut out the Feminist Hero's journey for another post.
Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (B3oWe)


Now nobody will understand my comment at 70. Oh, who am I kidding, they haven't read the post.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (zhLdt)

92 >>>Did someone trim this piece? I could have sworn that the franchise killer, Kathleen Marshall, was once part of this.


yes I cut that off for later publication. it's too much for one post.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (B3oWe)

93 86 I'm surprised there hasn't been some extremely LGBTQWERTY remake of "Alice in Wonderland."

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (LBj9x)

But a druggie version? Why not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (ynpvh)

94 Hollyweird ruins every thing with their stoopid "remakes" with sodomites. It's sodomites 24/7 with these sodomites.

Kinda like the old Soviet Union movies of "Boy Loves Girl And Her Tractor" movies.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (R/m4+)

95 I was also freaked out by Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

That movie would have scared the piss out of me as a little kid, literally weeing myself. Especially that tunnel scene.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (Ivdso)

96 89 Gender isn't binaryan integral number. It's a fractal function.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

These days it's mostly imaginary
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (ynpvh)
---
It's complex.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (krQz2)

Definitely irrational

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (ynpvh)

97
They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.

It Sucked.

But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (63j5j)

98 I never dreamed that the mere fear of being called an “-ist” or “-phobe” would bring our culture to ruin

Posted by: weew at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (LqWoq)

99
They should just remake Zardoz with more tits
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway


The Martian hookers have four tits! Four! Tits!

-- prospectus for remake of "Total Recall"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (pNxlR)

100

Are you a good bitch, or a bad bitch?

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (7kOpl)

101 And another funny thing is that Baum would have fit pretty well with this group.

You should notice that the "Wizard" can't give the Scarecrow a brain (which Baum shows he has already by making Scarecrow the sharpest of the group), but he can give him a diploma.

The whole allegory is about how useless the federal government is.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (krQz2)

102
No Mr Bond, I expect you to die.

Oh, I’ll give you such a pinch!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (u73oe)

103 94 Hollyweird ruins every thing with their stoopid "remakes" with sodomites. It's sodomites 24/7 with these sodomites.

Kinda like the old Soviet Union movies of "Boy Loves Girl And Her Tractor" movies.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (R/m4+)

these days, mostly tractor-attracted boy

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (ynpvh)

104 I cut out the Feminist Hero's journey for another post.

You can give the original source for it credit instead of me then I just passed it on, based on a link from someone else here whose name I do not recall.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (Ivdso)

105 ... splits to market to "new movement," The Before Times market, the other side of the market will be liberated to chase the "old movement," the woke/alphabet people/feminist market...

So two markets
The Before Times market, and
The Sodom and Gomorrah market.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (jctjU)

106 Manga is more masculine and less gay the Hollywood...and they have literal femboys and futanari in Manga.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (XvPQV)

107 Did you get a talking to by HR ?
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (M+Lyo)

It was a nothing burger, just a wishy washy back and forth about how can we help you help us help you thing. Pretty much everyone is getting this. I was just afraid they would want me to declare my pronouns or some dumb shit. It's all good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (xPJvm)

108 Women can't get a hard on.
It's the basis of the Washington and Hollywood hate.

And wonder.

Posted by: redenzo at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (E7vND)

109 Best female secret agent movie is the comedy Spy. I'm glad I came across it on TV by accident because I never would have sought it out. Melissa McCarthy was pretty good.

Best serious one IMO is Red Sparrow.

Red Sparrow > Atomic Blonde

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (lKM6R)

110 I think part of the joke of Scarecrow is that the Wizard never reassures him that he has a brain and is sharp, he simply gives him a diploma without ever acknowledging that he has a brain.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (krQz2)

111 It's funny: in many 90s-2000s blockbuster the military had an overwhelmingly positive portrayal even at the height of (cynical) liberal posturing against the Iraq War. Even if their true feelings were better expressed in military hating films that no one likes.

But what are they going to do now? Praise RTP wars and Back the Blue? Half their base would never forgive them, and two thirds of patriotic Americans are already tuning out. Is this because they're desperately trying to drum up national unity before some great cataclysm?

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (yZNTO)

112 I would classify Iron Man II as being in the same camp. It felt like a comic book, like someone storyboarded the movie using a comic book (which, supposedly the director of The Crow literally did).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (Ivdso)
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Interestingly, The Crow is a profoundly Catholic movie.

See my blog entry of the same title. Deadpool is almost a scene-for-scene secular remake.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (llXky)

113 99
They should just remake Zardoz with more tits
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway

The Martian hookers have four tits! Four! Tits!

-- prospectus for remake of "Total Recall"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (pNxlR)

Careful, or at some point you'll end up with this:
https://is.gd/wtVhcX

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (ynpvh)

114 L. Frank Baum was born in my hometown.


Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (gmo/4)

115 "Just what we need. Women with more meat."

Starring Lizzo.

Posted by: Bosk at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (v4L7Y)

116 Also, regarding Wizard of Oz, I had no clue that the Oz stuff was in color, because we always had a B&W telly. Heh.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (xPJvm)

117 To be fair, I have never been able to tell a woman anything. Same for most of my mates.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (jctjU)

All of my spouses answers begin, "No, but...".

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (AmoqO)

118 Snip snip here, snip snip there, and a couple of lah-dee-dahs...

Posted by: Transexual Surgeon at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (oTZbj)

119 88 69 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (exHjb)

Eh mostly, I'd say that had they not tried to work out the creator's daddy issues in the script Routh's man of steel would have been okay.

Guardians of the Galaxy was the best space opera flick of the last decade.

I am just past giving a fuck anymore, I watched "Reacher" I am watching "The Boys", and I watched "Strange New Worlds" with a wan sense of sadness grasping that Bad Reboot will not let its greatness last.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (Lzpvj)

Ummm, The Boys comic is not exactly R-rated...that one might be, ummm, too raunchy for this board.

Guardians is Marvel, so I didn't include it. I have a Marvel ranking, too, for what's worthy and not. Of phase 4 Marvel, only Spiderman Far From Home is even worth a watch (and I liked it b/c I liked Spiderman and the team up was a fan service delivery that was perfect) - the rest is average to garbage, and I still haven't bothered with Eternals or Dr Strange 2...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (exHjb)

120 The Wizard is going to have a very, er, progressive relationship with the Munchkins.

Posted by: Anotheranon at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (8Ze5j)

121 They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.
It Sucked.
But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.
Posted by: Soothsayer,

It was a Broadway Play first, and judging by the commercials it looked OK. For a Broadway play, that is.

Now lets all "Ease on down, ease on down the road..."
"Don't you carry nothing that might be a load,..."

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (jctjU)

122 It's Faggot Friday

Posted by: wth at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (v0R5T)

123 Manga has a heavy dose of traditional values (girls are girly, men work and women take care of the home etc) mixed with a heavy dose of "what the hell???"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (Ivdso)

124 They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.

It Sucked.

But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (63j5j)
---
"Ease on Down the Road" was a catchy tune.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (llXky)

125 Should rename Bond to James Bland.

James to woman: "The name is Bland, James Bland"

Woman: "You got that right."

Posted by: WisRich at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (G0vdT)

126 I'm guessing we all know what they mean here. The next female bond will be packing a penis. What's meatier than that?
--------------------
Girth. Dick Girth.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (yikp0)

127 112 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (llXky)

Hollywood of course misunderstood the entire point of the Crow and by the third rehash of it had made it "Emo's Revenge" rather than what it was a story about the classical understanding of justice, revenge, balance, redemption, and absolution.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (Lzpvj)

128 Dear Japan,

Please don't let Disney have ANYTHING. They will wreck it worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

Sincerely,
A semi-otaku

Posted by: pookysgirl, not NEET enough at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (XKZwp)

129 The Wizard is going to have a very, er, progressive relationship with the Munchkins.

Posted by: Anotheranon at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (8Ze5j)
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The model is Hunter Biden and midgets.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (krQz2)

130 But I was not afraid of watching scary movies in general. but Oz was on a whole 'nuther level. Just bothered me.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:29
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Time frame circa 1967. Hiding under the piano bench of the upright. Flying monkeys wreak havoc on screen and I jumped. Head bled like a stuck pig. Hate those monkeys.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (ju2Fy)

131 They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.
It Sucked.
But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.
Posted by: Soothsayer,


But. It starred Michael Jackson. And Nipsy Russell.

Nipsy Russell.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (xPJvm)

132 Either Timothee Chalamet or Ezra Miller gets the nod to play the new Bond.

"Ezra Miller is!! . . . 'On His Magesty's Secret *air quotes* Service' *giggle*!!"

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (Gda1b)

133 >>>But a druggie version? Why not.

i really like White Rabbit.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (B3oWe)

134 Careful, or at some point you'll end up with this:
https://is.gd/wtVhcX
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (ynpvh)
........

She'd be popular at the topless beach.

Posted by: wth at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (v0R5T)

135 I was at the drug store last week. Star Wars VIII was in the same discount bin as "The Best of CPO Sharkey."

Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (llXky)

136 Kinda like the old Soviet Union movies of "Boy Loves Girl And Her Tractor" movies.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (R/m4+)

SCTV had a skit about a Soviet talking tractor

Tibor's Talking Tractor
https://tinyurl.com/39ycax9x

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (3p4cr)

137 My sister is considerably more accomplished than I am, having a wikipedia page, and having an asteroid named after her, and I certainly don't begrudge her success. She achieved her status the right way, through hard work, and not by belittling the men in her field.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (CecP5)

138 Isn't "Gay Wizard of Oz" really kind of a double redundancy?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (Gda1b)

139 Hold on, I gotta mix toothpaste with Vaseline and wait 27 minutes.

I don't know what's going to happen, but I'll bet it makes a great sex lube.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (XvPQV)

140 133 Either Timothee Chalamet or Ezra Miller gets the nod to play the new Bond.

"Ezra Miller is!! . . . 'On His Magesty's Secret *air quotes* Service' *giggle*!!"
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (Gda1b)

The new rumor is it will be Spiderman...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (exHjb)

141
Yeah, and Richard Pryor was the "Wiz."

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (63j5j)

142 They will continue ruining Bond.

Posted by: runner at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (Xd/WJ)

143 "Women can't get a hard on.
It's the basis of the Washington and Hollywood hate."
-----

I would respond but it is unseemly for the elderly to comment on sexual matters.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (AmoqO)

144 The Wiz?

Nobody beats him!

Posted by: weew at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (LqWoq)

145 I'm a little bit confused, honestly.
I always thought The Wizard of Oz was gay.
They plan to make it gayer?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (jctjU)

146 It's complex.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (krQz2)

Definitely irrational
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (ynpvh)
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You win.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (krQz2)

147 Nipsy Russell.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (xPJvm)

Nipsey Russell > Nipsey Hussle

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (R/m4+)

148

Horthey and the Munchkin Daisy Chain.

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (7kOpl)

149 They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.

It Sucked.

But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (63j5j)

Never saw it. Was it worse than that Sgt Pepper's atrocity?

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (xPl2J)

150 i really like White Rabbit.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (B3oWe)
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When it hits the climax, will Hunter S. Thompson throw the space heater into the bath tub?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (llXky)

151 Scarecrow's new song-

Oh I could spend all my time
Grooming my vagine
If I only had a snatch

I could train my pussy lips
to queef with a lisp
If I only had a snatch

Posted by: Leon Sphinx at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (UIngH)

152
... it's worth knowing that Baum married a daughter of Fayetteville's anti-Christian feminist firebrand, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Baum was fascinated by his brilliant mother-in-law and spent many hours in her company, absorbing her conviction that Christianity was a false religion that oppressed women; her radically advanced ideas of gender equality; and her sophisticated theories about nonauthoritarian governance, inspired by her studies of the Iroquois Indians. All of these notions color the Oz books. Think of the preponderance of strong female characters (Dorothy, Glinda, the Wicked Witch of the West), quite extraordinary by the standards of Victorian literature. Think of the utter and pointed omission of religion and central government in the land of Oz: in the words of Baum scholar Katharine M. Rogers, "Oz is a utopia where people are naturally inclined to help and respect each other because they are happy." And consider the climax of the movie, where Toto goes behind the curtain and exposes "the great and powerful Oz" as a false god.

Baum would lampoon religion even more explicitly in two non-Oz children's books: Policeman Bluejay (1907) and The Sea Fairies (1911).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (pNxlR)

153 What struck me in reading the Wizard of Oz recently is that Dorothy is not just young but she's almost a toddler. She's praised for washing her hands regularly, like a little paragon of a good girl. Its longer than the movie and has a lot of neat little scenes that never made it in, as well. The movie makes it almost completely clear that the events never took place (just a dream) but in the book its pretty clear that the place is real and all that really took place.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (Ivdso)

154 They made an prequel to Wizard of Oz called Oz with James Franco. I thought it was interesting.

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (lKM6R)

155 From dun dadundundun
to tada.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (FhXTo)

156 The Martian hookers have four tits! Four! Tits!

-- prospectus for remake of "Total Recall"
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (pNxlR)


And she'll have a 10 minute soliloquy regarding the nobility of sex work and the evils of the male gaze.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (zhLdt)

157
SCTV had a skit about a Soviet talking tractor

Tibor's Talking Tractor
https://tinyurl.com/39ycax9x
Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (3p4cr)
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That's a good episode, all about the TV CCCP takeover of little Melonville's SCTV.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (krQz2)

158 That's funny, it sounds like the same old model from pre woke days were movies were made with popular values for the normal people and made money and "art" films were swooned over by about a few hundred people in the elite enclaves and made no money at all.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (eoQWY)

159 Isn't "Gay Wizard of Oz" really kind of a double redundancy?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (Gda1b)

That's what I am saying.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (yHsuS)

160 "I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:"

Actually, 'children's fantasy' has always = 'for adult homosexuals' to some extent. Not that it was made for them, but they have always appropriated it and watched it.

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (P/Z4E)

161 What do you do with Sarah?
Bet he killed her

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (xhxe8)

162 That's a good episode, all about the TV CCCP takeover of little Melonville's SCTV.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (krQz2)
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Ah for the days when even the Canucks could be anti-communist!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (llXky)

163 139 Isn't "Gay Wizard of Oz" really kind of a double redundancy?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (Gda1b)

I agree

Posted by: Dumbledung at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (ynpvh)

164 "And now that Top Gun: Maverick acquainted Hollywood with the crazy idea that masculine heroes and masculine virtues like patriotism, stoicism, courage and toughness could make money, the toy industry is splitting between the Woke and Post-Woke sectors."

I finally saw Top Gun: Maverick not too long ago and I was very impressed. That whole last sequence of Maverick in the hijacked F14 vs the Su 57s was the best final sequence I've seen in a film in a long while. One can only hope it doesn't get ruined by its own success though.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (Rl7KJ)

165 The Wizard is going to have a very, er, progressive relationship with the Munchkins.
Posted by: Anotheranon at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (8Ze5j)

————-

We represent the S&M Guild
The S&M Guild
The S&M Guild.
And in the name of the S&M Guild
We wish to welcome you to Munchin Land.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (u73oe)

166 Also... "Gay Wizard of Oz"...
Did no one see the Munchkins?

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (P/Z4E)

167 119 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (exHjb)

I included the boys here and a list of "what I am watching" because I often get accused of being a knee-jerk philistine regarding modern "entertainment."

The creators of the Boys are dimwits to a degree, take "St*rmfront" the character, they had the opportunity and dipped her feet in the water of taking the piss out of the left for loving them some socialism "nationalized" so long as it is delivered with witty grrlpwwr bromides.

Hell if they *really* wanted to point out the insanity of America with "Vought" they could have pointed out that Germany and America going back to the 1890s had been swapping love letters on Eugenics and racial hygiene....

Nah bro we'll just make her She Trump or something.

I am not even pissed off at them as much as I used to be because rather than being some hardworking interlocking effective conspiracy it is just a bunch of morally delinquent, intellectually vacuous ethically lazy frippery.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (Lzpvj)

168 "I mean, it ["The Wizard of Oz"] has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals"

Truth be told, there's plenty of kinky stuff in Baum's "Oz" books. For example, at the end of "Return to Oz", the hero, a boy named Jack, is transformed into Princess Ozma, and everybody is OK with that. (It seems that a witch had placed a spell on Ozma, turning her into the boy Jack, and at the end of the book, the spell was undone. But still ...) A literal filming of that book would be, let's say, interesting.

Posted by: Nemo at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (S6ArX)

169 "Ease on Down the Road" was a catchy tune.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd "

Ug. I had to play that in HS marching band. I hate hate that song.

Posted by: Amerika at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (sn5EN)

170 What struck me in reading the Wizard of Oz recently is that Dorothy is not just young but she's almost a toddler. She's praised for washing her hands regularly, like a little paragon of a good girl. Its longer than the movie and has a lot of neat little scenes that never made it in, as well. The movie makes it almost completely clear that the events never took place (just a dream) but in the book its pretty clear that the place is real and all that really took place.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (Ivdso
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What's really striking is that the Witch only has 3 uses of the Flying Monkeys. Because they're not hers, and she only gets to use them by a ticket. (And they all wear like porters' uniforms)

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (krQz2)

171 146 I'm a little bit confused, honestly.
I always thought The Wizard of Oz was gay.
They plan to make it gayer?

Posted by: Gentlemen
---------------
The movie comes from a place and time that is simply not reachable to us today. We all take color for granted but at the time, the technology was very new. Heck, even synchronized sound was only about a decade old at the time. It was also on the eve of a devastating world war that changed everything in the US.

If you like classic movies, 1939 was probably Hollywood's best year creatively in cinema.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:44 PM (CXr4y)

172 Off Canadian sock

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:44 PM (sn5EN)

173 and "art" films were swooned over by about a few hundred people in the elite enclaves and made no money at all.

Right, post-woke stuff was made in the before times, but it was art house stuff that critics raved about, clove smoking artsy types loved, but nobody watched. It made the same amount of money, but didn't have a 40 million dollar budget or international mega release.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:44 PM (Ivdso)

174 >>>So here are the "new criteria" defining the "new movement" of this "new type" of entertainment.

It's so new you guys, you won't believe how new it is.


I got news for them....

**Guts theme starts playing**

Posted by: Ice T at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (48d9R)

175 SCTV had a skit about a Soviet talking tractor
Tibor's Talking Tractor
https://tinyurl.com/39ycax9x
Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (3p4cr)

Hahaha....loved John Candy!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (R/m4+)

176

Gender-Neutral Lion:
What makes "La Cage aux Folles" so hot?
What puts the "Yow!" in guys sporting top knots?
What have they got that I haven't got?

Chorus:
Penis!

Gender-Neutral Lion:
You can say that again!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (pNxlR)

177 "split into politically-based markets"

No. It's splitting into RELIGIOUSLY based markets.
This is not politics, it's RELIGION.

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (P/Z4E)

178 I do believe in poofts, I do, I do, I do...

Posted by: Lion at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (oTZbj)

179 Speaking of woke shit, I'm about to start Episode 6 of the Rings of Power...The early reviews from Nerdrotic, Disparu, Heelvsbabyface, and Knights Watch promise that this show is going to take epic badness to entirely new levels. We'll need to invent a new scale just to describe it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (K5n5d)

180 Everybody must try this sodomy now

Posted by: Makes lace wigs look quaint at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (GFa1g)

181 Hahaha....loved John Candy!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM


Too bad he killed himself with drugs.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (bVYXr)

182 Oh, so Disney is looking to Japan for inspiration now, is it? Fun fact about Japan: for all their cultural weirdness, they are REALLY not into the ultra postmodern, post-everything, cut-your-junk-off nutty woke bullshit. Coincidence? Naaah.

Posted by: CppThis at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (UewuT)

183
Fire arms not seen as inherently bad, can be shown as a means of protection


I first read that as "means of production" ... and it made sense

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (pNxlR)

184 If you like classic movies, 1939 was probably Hollywood's best year creatively in cinema.

It is crazy how much amazing stuff came out just that one year. And how little came out before it. I mean some good movies were made (especially in the silent era), but it was mostly forgettable. It was like some creative switch was thrown in 1939 and everything changed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (Ivdso)

185 Bring me the dildo of the Wicked Witch of the West!

Posted by: The Wizard at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (oTZbj)

186 Think of the preponderance of strong female characters (Dorothy, Glinda, the Wicked Witch of the West), quite extraordinary by the standards of Victorian literature.

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

I'm not sure I buy this "Victorian Literature" hatred of "strong women". I'm no expert but seems like all the books I read from the 1800s there were Jane Austen's books, Scarlet Letter, Little Women all of which had scads of female characters.

I'm sure if flogged into it they could wish all that and other books I don't remember out of existence, but I don't see Wizard of Oz as a feminist tract.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (eoQWY)

187
The New Woke James Bond recently opined that
Russia was overreacting to NATO's mission of installing hundreds of nuclear-tipped ICBM's in Ukraine which would be capable of utterly incinerating Moscow in mere minutes.

Posted by: Bach in Black at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (7ubmG)

188 Isn't "Gay Wizard of Oz" really kind of a double redundancy?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (Gda1b)
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Not really. Those of us of a certain age may have had a kid who became hopelessly addicted a video or DVD and demanded that it be put in all the time. For one of my kids, "Wizard of Oz" was that film.

It's actually quite good, holds up under many many repeated viewings and the "gayness" is tempered with a deep cynicism and contempt. The Cowardly Lion saying he was a "dandy Lion" is wonderful, since it equates homosexuality with cowardice.

There's all sorts of subtle jabs that were the staple of 1930s films - sidelong glances and double-takes.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (llXky)

189 So this side of the theatre is for trans and gay movies.

This side on the right is for America, Fuck Yeah! movies.


I'm gonna guess the right side does 4x the business.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (mE7cY)

190 *Dorothy makes into see the Wizard*

Dorothy, did you serve at Camp LeJuene between 1953 and 1987?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (u73oe)

191 I looking forward to Dorothy's speech about how she acknowledges that OZ is occupied land and that she is looking to spend some quality time with the the Lollipop Guild.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (3p4cr)

192 According to Barris, "Now we're going to turn a mirror on where we're at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world."

*

Tell us about the casting for the flying monkeys who wear servants' outfits.

Go ahead.

Tell us.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (TKMtt)

193 I am not even pissed off at them as much as I used to be because rather than being some hardworking interlocking effective conspiracy it is just a bunch of morally delinquent, intellectually vacuous ethically lazy frippery.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (Lzpvj)
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And they were stealth-arguing when St**mfront said "They agree with me, they just don't like the word 'Nazi'". When all the time she was being an in-the-closet Nazi.

People like that think they are clever, delivering "insights" as they see them. But they are really people hiding from the arguments they want to make.

I mean who couldn't take an atavistic KGB officer and make them spout Bernie's socialism, while he's really thinking Stalin's mass graves?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (krQz2)

194 We'll need to invent a new scale just to describe it.

Is that the one where Galadriel is told to train the troops of a city she just broke out of jail in, by one of the greatest warriors in Middle Earth history? The one where she does a slow motion backflip while fighting 8 people at the same time with live swords?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (Ivdso)

195 If the Bond franchise wants to continue to be profitable they need to get rid of that Craig weirdo with the freakishly gay upper lip.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (z+OQR)

196 186 Bring me the dildo of the Wicked Witch of the West!

Posted by: The Wizard at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (oTZbj)

Big, Green, and bejeweled...oh wait, that's the Wizard's...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (ynpvh)

197 Who jilled my sister??

Posted by: The Wicked Witch of the West at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (oTZbj)

198 Everybody must try this sodomy now

Posted by: Makes lace wigs look quaint at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM


If some random guy tries to shove his dick up my butt, he will no longer have a dick, pretty simple actually.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (bVYXr)

199 So I told my wife about Hollywood making a gay Wizard of Oz and she said "with their service dog Toto".

Yep, my wife is a keeper.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (zL564)

200 The movie comes from a place and time that is simply not reachable to us today. We all take color for granted but at the time, the technology was very new. Heck, even synchronized sound was only about a decade old at the time. It was also on the eve of a devastating world war that changed everything in the US.

If you like classic movies, 1939 was probably Hollywood's best year creatively in cinema.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:44 PM (CXr4y)

On that, I can agree.

But when I watch a movie, I want to be entertained, maybe engage in a little escapism. I don't want to have gay sex with it and have it promise me a sweet gig at The Bulwark.

I don't find watching a girl and a bunch of fruity pies skipping down the yellow brick road entertaining.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (yHsuS)

201 I can't wait to rush out and not see any of these 'shows' .

Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (/RDPd)

202 I am not even pissed off at them as much as I used to be because rather than being some hardworking interlocking effective conspiracy it is just a bunch of morally delinquent, intellectually vacuous ethically lazy frippery.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (Lzpvj)

I actually appreciate certain parts of The Boys - showing the absolute grossness of what you get if sex gets divorced from morality...seeing how big business corrupts big gov as they sit in a pair...seeing how the little person has to fight back against all this dang garbage.

I mean, depending how you watch, that show has just as many things to say that our side says as others...but it gets X-rated sometimes.

I admit that Butcher is my favorite character...I don't know what that says about me, but, he's the best written...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (exHjb)

203 191 *Dorothy makes into see the Wizard*

Dorothy, did you serve at Camp LeJuene between 1953 and 1987?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (u73oe)

LOL, I see those commercials all the time...Where's Big Lou on the radio when you need him?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (ynpvh)

204 Even as a kid I thought wizard of Oz why ghey as fuck. My sister loved it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (Y/tQ+)

205 I could say awful things about woke Munchins in such a film, but I won't. Though I am po'ed.

I love 1939 The Wizard of Oz...everything about it from the perfect cast, the tornado, city of Oz, the ending. It has always been great story for kids & even grandparents.

I also really liked The Wiz on Broadway. Things can be redone without being completely against the grain of average folks.

I swear so much of the off-the-wall controversies and wokeness are, "it's mine cos you had it long enough." In other words, you have it, I want it - all without much real work involved.

Posted by: Lola at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (NIYa7)

206 "Or a Manga property. Incredibly, Disney is now looking past Marvel to look for a manga property as its next cash cow."

To be fair, Disney worked with Studio Ghibli, and brought over a host of animated films of high quality. But that was in an era before the American Otaku, and before Disney "transitioned" itself.

Though it might be cool to see a Japanese anime take on Disney properties. Particularly of their original cartoon characters, like Mickey, Goofy, and Donald. Imagine a couple of studios, each doing a 5-minute segment? Make it like the Animatrix, with a touch of Fantasia.

Posted by: Another Anon at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (sy/OZ)

207 I'm betting they won't bother to make the re-make line up with Dark Side of the Moon though.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (zhLdt)

208 Making the Wizard of Oz more gay is like making Alabama football fans more obnoxious. A herculean task.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (ZLI7S)

209 It is crazy how much amazing stuff came out just that one year. And how little came out before it. I mean some good movies were made (especially in the silent era), but it was mostly forgettable. It was like some creative switch was thrown in 1939 and everything changed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (Ivdso)
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Um, no. The Astaire and Rogers films (which have amazing music and choreography), Bette Davis' best work (Jezebel, Dark Victory), and of course the original Mutiny on the Bounty, to name just a few.

Lots of great movies during the 1930s. Check 'em out!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (llXky)

210 Uposcrabblenik!

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (krQz2)

211 209 Making the Wizard of Oz more gay is like making Alabama football fans more obnoxious. A herculean task.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (ZLI7S


Snort

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (mE7cY)

212 I can guarantee you it wont be the Scarecrow that's a fag or gender confused.
No way they are putting that mantle on the brainless one.

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (DB16e)

213 I'm not sure I buy this "Victorian Literature" hatred of "strong women". I'm no expert but seems like all the books I read from the 1800s there were Jane Austen's books, Scarlet Letter, Little Women all of which had scads of female characters.

I suspect it comes from two things:

1) a host of terrible now forgotten crap that was familiar to early proponents of this theory
2) the fact that often women in these stories were relegated to victims or soft, weak people that fainted a lot and the men had to dominate.

There were VERY strong women in Victorian literature, though and writers such as Doyle kind of went out of his way to praise women and show them as strong, interesting, and capable. I mean his second Sherlock Holmes story was about a woman who humiliated and defeated him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (Ivdso)

214 Q-men once worshiped at the feet of Judy Garland. Not one of them would ever want to change her. Bit now she's not queer enough. or something.

Posted by: 13times at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (nHSic)

215 And she'll have a 10 minute soliloquy regarding the nobility of sex work and the evils of the male gaze.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland



But she'll be interrupted by Kuato frequently whining about Mutant Rights. It'll be Battle of the Progressive Stack right in the middle of the movie.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (Gda1b)

216 If you like classic movies, 1939 was probably Hollywood's best year creatively in cinema.

**

We've been struggling with something similar in our house. We've got a bunch of the 90s or so Disney animated movies, and they're absolutely great. Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, the Little Mermaid, etc. Almost a renaissance era for Disney animation, and all still hold up to this day. And now I have to outright tell my children "You're not allowed to watch that if there's a Mouse or Disney logo anywhere on it" when we see modern stuff come up.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (TKMtt)

217 top of line? no respect for 'the' in this world.

Speaking of yesterday's 'top of mind' and probably covered, but yesterday...

'right off the top of my head' would appear to be the closest fit to 'top of mind', but top of my head I always thought of a superficial, quick, without deep thoughts where as KJP seemed to be intimating that the dead congressgal was deeply involved in Joey's every other thought. Dunno.

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (3byMq)

218 Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (lKM6R)

219 I also really liked The Wiz on Broadway.

Posted by: Lola at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (NIYa7)
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I'd like to wiz on Broadway, too.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (krQz2)

220 194 Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (krQz2)

Progressivism has never been made to answer for ITS sins.

Like you said, "well we need electric cars to save the world" when "Friend" the hero (formerly COMRADE) is remembering the Katyn Forest....

"Friend" says behind closed doors "8 billion people is 7 billion too many and fuck these ants."

Where we are at is showing Homelander a debauched caricature of Reagan rightists being the only hypocrite rather than the actual status of them ALL being hypocrites.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (Lzpvj)

221 Heh

Pelosi claims Florida farmers are angry at DeSantis for shipping migrants North because they 'need them to pick crops'

DM link
https://bityl.co/EoXN

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (C35Jn)

222 Even as a kid I thought wizard of Oz why ghey as fuck. My sister loved it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (Y/tQ+)


Yep. I only liked the changing of the guard at the witch's castle. And the flying monkeys - because, they're fricking flying monkeys!

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (gmo/4)

223 That's a good episode, all about the TV CCCP takeover of little Melonville's SCTV.
Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (krQz2)

Its CCCP-1, "Three C P One, Russian Television" and being more of a history guy than a movie guy I got a lot more of there references that I did for the Godfather/Public TV parody show.

"Uzbeks - the weak link in the great chain of Socialism"

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (eoQWY)

224 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (xPJvm)

Right on

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (M+Lyo)

225 There was some godawful Wizard of Oz movie a few years back that was CGI'd to shit, but at least it had Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis (in a corset) in it.

Posted by: mmm Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (48d9R)

226 There's all sorts of subtle jabs that were the staple of 1930s films - sidelong glances and double-takes.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

The wonderful joys of the Hays code.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (KAi1n)

227 Studios have always used tent poles to pay for the more artsy movies they want to win Oscars.

Now they will use tent pole movies to pay for the gay movies. Which will never make a profit.

The real victim here is the artsy Oscar movies. And some of those have been fantastic movies.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (mE7cY)

228 Geebus, just got my nat gas bill from Excel. AMP went from $79 to 123.

Posted by: Infidel at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (+J0HH)

229 Lots of great movies during the 1930s. Check 'em out!

There were, but they were spread out pretty well. Do a comparison month by month after 1939 and before. The density of memorable, classic, and amazing films that came out after 1938 is far greater than before.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (Ivdso)

230 Men are evolving, huh? Most men I know still love T&A.

Posted by: sidney at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (itAo5)

231 "Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?"

All that skipping.

Posted by: Guy who hates skipping at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (sn5EN)

232 Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?
Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (lKM6R)



Some people go both ways.

Posted by: The Scarecrow at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (C35Jn)

233 Tranny Bond. Have Gun, will travel.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)




*reaches down front of pants . . . Makes gun-cocking sound*

*wink*

--- Tyranny Bond 006.9

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (Gda1b)

234 I appreciate Ace's focus on the perversion of the Old Us, as we sink ever quicker into the New Muck.

Well, mostly I don't care. I built up my DvD collection of movies in the 80s and 90s; my last purchase was Million Dollar Baby.

Not a bad division line, imho. I coulda done worse.

Dropped Netflix, Horeywood gets very few of my bux; I can't even remember the last time I went to a movie theater. The True Grit remake, maybe? My dad was a yuge western fan, and I was buying.

Strangely, like pro sports, I don't miss those holes in my life.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (JOtiF)

235 In the book "Ozma of OZ", the Ozma character is a young boy. We later learn that Ozma was actually a princess, but the witch turned her into a boy to disguise her from her enemies. The witch wishes to restore Ozma's girlhood, but the boy will have none of it. He is convinced by the other characters to submit, and become a princess. The witch conducts an elaborate magical spell to turn Ozma into a girl. Dorothy, The Scarecrow, and Tin man watch. The description of the scene would make a special effects team drool, and could well serve as sex change fantasy pron.

You bet your ass they're gonna go there.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (eWQHi)

236 There was some godawful Wizard of Oz movie a few years back that was CGI'd to shit, but at least it had Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis (in a corset) in it.
Posted by: mmm Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (48d9R)

That's the prequel with James Franco.

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (lKM6R)

237 Of course the stores are already all in on Christmas. Walked past a stack of pristine, totally untouched Baby Yoda dolls. Laughed my ass off.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (anj39)

238 Particularly of their original cartoon characters, like Mickey, Goofy, and Donald. Imagine a couple of studios, each doing a 5-minute segment? Make it like the Animatrix, with a touch of Fantasia.


**

Right before Disney went all-gay all-groomer maybe 10 or so years ago they had these weird little Japanese versions of their characters. Round ball-like animated creatures, but you knew who everyone was because they all had distinctive looks. They didn't talk, just rolled around and did silly stuff and acted cute. It was fantastic and a shame that more of that approach wasn't the direction the studio went in.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (TKMtt)

239 If they made it half as gay it would be tolerably gay.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (m+bWm)

240 Men are evolving, huh? Most men I know still love T&A.

Posted by: sidney at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (itAo5)

I stopped evolving at cro-mag, and thats where I'm staying.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (VwHCD)

241


The Cowardly Lion, already a raging poofter who spends most of his time getting sodomized by flying monkeys, decides to fully transition into a toy poodle who is a very naughty doggy and has to be disciplined regularly...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (7kOpl)

242 Heck, if GWTW could be filmed today, *that* scene with Rhett and Scarlet wouldn't be suggestive, it would be outright.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (KAi1n)

243 d it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (Y/tQ+)

Yep. I only liked the changing of the guard at the witch's castle. And the flying monkeys - because, they're fricking flying monkeys!

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (gmo/4)

Same with Annie. My sister wanted to watch that all the time. And Grease. I've had enough for two lifetimes.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (yHsuS)

244 I remember when my daughter was just getting into movies and I showed her Cinderella (this was in Japan.)

She loved it so we started working our way up the Disney catalog chronologically. We got as far as Lion King and I said "Stop!"

I hated that movie, although I don't remember exactly why now, but it was woke. I told my wife nothing newer. (Of course that Ice movie was big in Japan and she saw that....)

My point is that Disney kids movies died for me 20, 30 years ago.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (jctjU)

245 I only liked the changing of the guard at the witch's castle.


The Oreo Men.

Posted by: The Scarecrow at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (C35Jn)

246 203 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (exHjb)

The self-admitted manipulative bastard is the least hypocritical person in the story.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (Lzpvj)

247 *Wicked witch sky writes above Emerald City*

Dorothy you’re car’s warranty has expired

Wizard: Ok, fuck it, I’ll kill that bitch myself.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (u73oe)

248 Men are evolving, huh? Most men I know still love T&A.
Posted by: sidney

I also love T&M, but that's Blue Oyster Cult's 2nd album.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (KAi1n)

249 238 Of course the stores are already all in on Christmas. Walked past a stack of pristine, totally untouched Baby Yoda dolls. Laughed my ass off.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (anj39)

Those have a better chance of being sold than Rey-Palpatine-Skywalker dolls.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Rl7KJ)

250 According to Barris, "Now we're going to turn a mirror on where we're at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world."

****

You can't even make a watchable TV series based on a fictional world.

Posted by: Azathoth at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (wb1YC)

251 I can guarantee you it wont be the Scarecrow that's a fag or gender confused.
No way they are putting that mantle on the brainless one.
Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (DB16e)
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But he's not brainless. In the books, he quickly thinks up plans to get them out of jeopardy. He represents hayseeds and yokels. He "doesn't have a brain" because he is not recognized for having a brain.

Baum's satire is that all these people "really need help from the Wizard" of Emerald City (the President in Washington DC).

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (krQz2)

252 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local



Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Gda1b)

253 Even as a kid I thought wizard of Oz why ghey as fuck. My sister loved it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (Y/tQ+)
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One of the great victories of the cultural left was redefining "gay" to include simply flamboyant behavior. A lot of what people today say 'oh that's so gay' was once considered normal in societies where sodomy was a criminal offense.

Remember that these films were made under the Hays Code.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:56 PM (llXky)

254 Oreos, We Like Them, Oreos, We Like Them...

Posted by: The Guards at September 30, 2022 05:56 PM (oTZbj)

255 The party of science thinks human evolution happens in a few years. Lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:56 PM (Y/tQ+)

256 Return to Oz in the 8s with little Fairuza Balk was pretty good. Who knew that cute little kid would turn out to be such a weird person. Although knowing what I know now, I guess it was inevitable. She probably was passed around like a party favor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:56 PM (Ivdso)

257 >>> 253 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local



Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Gda1b)

Was that wrong?

Posted by: Diana Costanza at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (llON8)

258 Heh

Pelosi claims Florida farmers are angry at DeSantis for shipping migrants North because they 'need them to pick crops'

DM link
https://bityl.co/EoXN
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (C35Jn)

Rayciss ! Maybe they were doctors and lawyers and such

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (M+Lyo)

259 I mean who couldn't take an atavistic KGB officer and make them spout Bernie's socialism, while he's really thinking Stalin's mass graves?

There are to be no comments about Comrade Attorney General Lavrentiy Garland on this blog. If you know what is good for you. Although looking at a picture of him, it is pretty obvious, that, like his hero Beria, he probably has the corpses of strangled teen age girls buried in his flower bed.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (CecP5)

260 "...in large part due to movies like Top Gun: Maverick having phenomenal returns that broke through the ceiling of what analysts believed was possible."

So it sounds like these "analysts" -- heavy on the "anal" -- have entirely misjudged the appetite of normal people; almost as if they live in a woke bubble that is attempting project their version of "normal" on everyone else, rather than reflect the world that is easily discernible, if one simply opens their eyes and observes people in their natural habitat.

But they'll never adjust, because they never learn, because they can't admit they're the weird ones.

Posted by: red speck at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (gS3OW)

261 Actually, if any of these producers know the books, I think the quick-witted Scarecrow is the one they'd covet. Plus he's all floppy which they can turn into a flounciness.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (krQz2)

262 247 203 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (exHjb)

The self-admitted manipulative bastard is the least hypocritical person in the story.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (Lzpvj)

Yes, he is...he is who he says he is, and he's about the only one on the show "hero" or "villain" who is. I don't think we're supposed to love Butcher, I think we're supposed to like Huey or Annie, but nope...I don't...

Give me the honest rat bastard!

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (exHjb)

263 The flying monkeys scared the shit out of me. So did the wicked witch and her castle. I thought the movie was evil and creepy when I was a little girl.

Never did show it to my kids.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (h01er)

264 There were VERY strong women in Victorian literature, though and writers such as Doyle kind of went out of his way to praise women and show them as strong, interesting, and capable. I mean his second Sherlock Holmes story was about a woman who humiliated and defeated him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (Ivdso)


I don't believe this for a second. The very idea that, during the Victorian Age, women could be seen as anything more than helpless scullery maids is risible. Where could anyone have seen an example of a woman of importance during that time in history.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:58 PM (zhLdt)

265 Pelosi claims Florida farmers are angry at DeSantis for shipping migrants North because they 'need them to pick crops'

DM link
https://bityl.co/EoXN

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (C35Jn)
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Because...so much farming going on in a hurricane.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:58 PM (krQz2)

266
The new Wizard of Oz will the journey of 3 transgender characters who sing:

If I only had tits
If I only had no dick
If I only had a puss

Posted by: Dorothy at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (+oR7L)

267 Men are evolving???
Gawd. Anyone who believes that needs to try a different koolaide.
Fools.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (anj39)

268 253 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local

Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Gda1b)

That's Wonder Woman 2 - Wonder Woman 2 was a bad movie. It showed Patty Jenkins needs someone to oversee her movies to get greatness...to much free reign, and you get WW2...

Waiti's Thor 4 vs Thor 3 is the same problem. You get a horrible movie b/c they let him have free reign...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (exHjb)

269 >249 Loved the album myself. Saw them twice at college venues along with Marshall and Charlie Daniels. Faaaantastic

Posted by: sidney at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (itAo5)

270 The Groomer of Oz.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (oTZbj)

271 @219

>>Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?

Because for some inexplicable reason, the "Gay Community" appropriated Judy Garland as a gay icon, and now ipso facto her most iconic role and film must be Homoscized.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (up/3i)

272
Uzbeks

https://youtu.be/Bv-w1pwuf4k

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (pNxlR)

273
I suspect it comes from two things:

1) a host of terrible now forgotten crap that was familiar to early proponents of this theory
2) the fact that often women in these stories were relegated to victims or soft, weak people that fainted a lot and the men had to dominate.

There were VERY strong women in Victorian literature, though and writers such as Doyle kind of went out of his way to praise women and show them as strong, interesting, and capable. I mean his second Sherlock Holmes story was about a woman who humiliated and defeated him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (Ivdso)

I reject until evidence is shown #1. I've seen a lot of similar feminist theorizing in my life and none of it showed more than a cursory knowledge of historical facts they were tying to their Procrustean bed of theory.

But Dorothy isn't any feminist icon either, needing to go to a Man to get her tasks done. I'm sure feminists have deconstructed Wizard of Oz plenty but this writer just doesn't even know feminism enough to know that.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (eoQWY)

274 There were, but they were spread out pretty well. Do a comparison month by month after 1939 and before. The density of memorable, classic, and amazing films that came out after 1938 is far greater than before.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (Ivdso)
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Wait, so what you're saying is that film production was slow during Great Depression and then picked up after we started to recover?

Huh.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (llXky)

275 Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (jctjU)

Hey, Junta.

A data point to add to your A/B testing hypothesis.

https://tinyurl.com/5bbrdaz9

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (yHsuS)

276 I meant ghey as in how we used to say that’s gay about things we didn’t like. not really saying this thing is homosexual.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (Y/tQ+)

277 Where could anyone have seen an example of a woman of importance during that time in history.

That's just it: the most powerful person in the world, the most admired and capable one was... a woman, Queen Victoria. Nearly everything people "know" about the Victorian era is false, or twisted by later historians who hated the time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (Ivdso)

278 Why trifle over a Joey signing. Just get a $300K custom rubber stamp and 10% for Joey makes it a cool $30K...

But the ink case would present problems, so I can understand the hesitancy.

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (3byMq)

279 What Fits Into Mother Russia

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:00 PM (yikp0)

280 Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.
Posted by: Sharkman

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I didn't watch it but saw a review. Didn't she also lose her powers but somehow not really lose any powers and also somehow become even stronger without her powers (able to turn planes invisible)?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:00 PM (TKMtt)

281 British spy parlance for poofter was "Friends of Dorothy."

Food for thought.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (Lzpvj)

lol

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:00 PM (yHsuS)

282 I reject until evidence is shown #1.

Well I forgot to include that because I got interrupted, but that is speculation; that there was a lot of absolute drek then because there is in every era.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (Ivdso)

283 Because for some inexplicable reason, the "Gay Community" appropriated Judy Garland as a gay icon, and now ipso facto her most iconic role and film must be Homoscized.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (up/3i)
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I think they identified with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (we're free to bone)

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (krQz2)

284 *Nurse enters the witch’s castle

Witch: Seize them !

BLAM BLAM BLAM

Nurse: I’ll be taking that broomstick now.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (u73oe)

285 Kurt Schlicter is a prophet, if a reluctant one at that. In his 4th Kelly Turnbull novel, Collapse, there was a Bond movie entitled "Genders Aren't Forever" made in the People's Republic. And now this.

Posted by: Cynical Stoic at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (0hHNz)

286 The flying monkeys scared the shit out of me. So did the wicked witch and her castle. I thought the movie was evil and creepy when I was a little girl.

Never did show it to my kids.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (h01er)
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TWOO was the first movie that I saw as a kid and then read the book, realizing the book was much better.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (anj39)

287 "The Wizard of Oz" book has been out of copyright for decades. If you think a gay treatment is weird, you should have seen some of the Oz stuff they did for independent comics back in my college days.

Posted by: TB at September 30, 2022 06:02 PM (Ur3df)

288 What Fits Into Mother Russia
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:00 PM (yikp0)
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That's a good sketch. Dave Thomas delivers the over-the-top laugh well.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:02 PM (krQz2)

289
Even as a kid I thought wizard of Oz why ghey as fuck. My sister loved it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM


Not to 'one up' you but my sister would rat your sister out to the FBI for your sis sitting on her front porch a thousand miles away on J6.

My sister does not understand why her relatives want nothing to do with her. My sis sat out a hurricane without a singles "prayers up" message. I have very polite relatives.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 30, 2022 06:02 PM (y3pKJ)

290 Because for some inexplicable reason, the "Gay Community" appropriated Judy Garland as a gay icon, and now ipso facto her most iconic role and film must be Homoscized.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (up/3i)
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*This*

Garland became a gay icon (no doubt because her husband and son-and-law were bisexual) and so everything she was in was claimed as "camp" and if you like them, well, you're likely a Friend of Dorothy.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:02 PM (llXky)

291 I have read that Judy Garland was big on promoting homo actors and musicians and was big friends with them, singing at homosexual clubs and such. Given her almost certain molestation and rape by studio execs between hammering her with amphetamines to get one more film out of her, I guess it shouldn't be surprising she might like homosexuals over straight men.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (Ivdso)

292 I think they identified with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (we're free to bone)

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Apparently in muslim countries they have signs with children standing safely under umbrellas labeled "Islam" protecting them from dripping gay rainbows.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (TKMtt)

293 And who thought it was a good idea to give a bunch of D-n-D nerds a film studio platform to bastardize Tolkien? I thought GoT was bad enough, but holy crap.

Cheetos and Mountain Dew will never be the driving force behind a successful fantasy series.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (z+OQR)

294 Men are not EVolving.... Men are DEvolving. They are trying to make a creature designed by Evolution (or God, take yer pick) to be an engine of destruction, Hunter, and force to be reckoned with.... a BUILDER... and turn it into Womenz... who are NOT designed by evolution for those roles.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (oHd/0)

295 I don't believe this for a second. The very idea that, during the Victorian Age, women could be seen as anything more than helpless scullery maids is risible. Where could anyone have seen an example of a woman of importance during that time in history.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic

Is this sarcasm?

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (KAi1n)

296 286 Posted by: Cynical Stoic at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (0hHNz)

His books would make a good "take that" to woke wood...

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (Lzpvj)

297 Shorter Pelosi: so awful that Americans can now gets jobs on farms.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (Y/tQ+)

298 You were six or so years old the first time you saw Oz. And the first thought bouncing through your child-brain is "this film is so fucking ghey?"

*Things that never occured to me.

Posted by: 13times at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (nHSic)

299 As to the Friends of Dorothy," no one can say for sure how it came about, and one version has it as being a password to gay clubs when sodomy laws were still on the books.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (llXky)

300 Peak Sara Evans > Judy Garland

https://tinyurl.com/2p83erx5

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (ZLI7S)

301
That's a good episode, all about the TV CCCP takeover of little Melonville's SCTV.
Posted by: Axeman


In the remake Putin takes over the internet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (63Dwl)

302 293 I think they identified with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (we're free to bone)
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Apparently in muslim countries they have signs with children standing safely under umbrellas labeled "Islam" protecting them from dripping gay rainbows.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (TKMtt)

Eww.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (ynpvh)

303 And who thought it was a good idea to give a bunch of D-n-D nerds a film studio platform to bastardize Tolkien? I thought GoT was bad enough, but holy crap.

Cheetos and Mountain Dew will never be the driving force behind a successful fantasy series.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (z+OQR)

I guaren damn tee.... they are NOT D&D nerds. D&D nerds play true to the classics... or at least they did.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (oHd/0)

304 I stayed up too late last night to hate watch LotR: Rings of Power, episode 6, "Udun", in which I learned to my surprise that Galadriel, Queen Regent Muriel of Numenor, Isildur and Elendil were all killed during the Second Age by an exploding volcano caused by an evil dwarf who got his hands on a special key that has been the retarded Macguffin the entire season.

There was literally nothing Tolkien about this episode but the names.

At least the filthy gutter dwarves, I mean the Harfoots were nowhere to be found. Nor Gheylrond or Gheylebrimbor, nor the real Dwarves. Thank Heaven.

Just appallingly bad.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Gda1b)

305 "evolve" has become a synonym for "Change" these days. People use it for stuff that is the result of genetic manipulation or selective breeding, for example. If anything that's intelligent design but bam, out comes the "plants have evolved" line to describe how corn went from a little thing to huge cobs with big fat sweet kernels.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Ivdso)

306 Yeah it’s not that the gheys liked wizard of Oz so much as they adored Judy Garland.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Y/tQ+)

307 303 Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (ynpvh)

I really do not want a world where between Islam and GloboHomo Islam is inarguably the saner option.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (Lzpvj)

308 294 And who thought it was a good idea to give a bunch of D-n-D nerds a film studio platform to bastardize Tolkien? I thought GoT was bad enough, but holy crap.

Cheetos and Mountain Dew will never be the driving force behind a successful fantasy series.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (z+OQR)


But a name for a President one day.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (ynpvh)

309 And who thought it was a good idea to give a bunch of D-n-D nerds a film studio platform to bastardize Tolkien?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (z+OQR)
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Yo!

Posted by: Jeff Bezos at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (llXky)

310 I never liked the Wizard of Oz movie. Those monkeys are terrifying, and the munchkins creep me out.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (p/nbH)

311 Those... Those slippers...

Posted by: Shoe Fvcker at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (oTZbj)

312 Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Gda1b)

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Plus Maxwell Lord, in the comics was never blonde. But they gave him blonde, tousled hair to make you see Trump in him.

Plus, just like Amanda Waller, in the comics, Lord is a mixture of good and bad. I do like Pascal's performance to a degree, but it's just. not. Maxwell. Lord.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (krQz2)

313 Holy shit, Episode 6 of Rings of Power is by far the dumbest episode yet. Unarmed, untrained villagers abandon a fortified position in favor of their undefended, unwalled village.

It's tactical and strategic stupidity on a level I've never, ever seen before...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (K5n5d)

314 My co-woke-r is gonna watch Bros in the theater this weekend to show support for the lgbtxyz

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (p/nbH)

315 I think I'll watch either El Cid or The War Lord again tonight. Good Heston movies.

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (gmo/4)

316 Wondering how long Vlad laid on the floor guffawing over Joey's stern warning.

Don't most of the residents in the annexed territories want to be back in mother Russia's arms anyway?

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (3byMq)

317 I guaren damn tee.... they are NOT D&D nerds. D&D nerds play true to the classics... or at least they did.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (oHd/0)
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Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)

318 You bet your ass they're gonna go there.

JWM
Posted by: jwm at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (eWQHi)

They would if they knew there was more than 1 Wizard of Oz book....likely they don't.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (eoQWY)

319 Has anyone pointed out that the Great Depression was about 30 years after Baum wrote the book?

Also, note that if they were to follow Ace's advice, the 2nd in the series (The Marvelous Land of Oz) actually ends, in a sense, with a boy transitioning into a girl. (Ozma was enchanted by a witch, to appear as a boy.) It also includes a sort of feminist rebellion.

My wife, btw, saw the screen, and shouted "No! No!"

Posted by: Eeyore at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (TgBWG)

320 A data point to add to your A/B testing hypothesis.

https://tinyurl.com/5bbrdaz9
Posted by: Comrade flounder,

Thanks.

This makes perfect sense - figure out the narrative that influences people to act using A/B testing lab, and then pump it our with bot farms.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (jctjU)

321 Eww.
Posted by: jim

*

Effective, and they're not wrong.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (TKMtt)

322 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (Ivdso)

My wife was concerned that people wouldn't get that my post was sarcasm but I know you people better.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (zhLdt)

323

The Tin Man now has a panel in his back which if you open it up and it has a hydraulic pump lever, as you pump it he grows an enormous rock hard dong, oddly enough which is black, and which he uses to go all night like a lumberjack...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (7kOpl)

324 Been watching Cobra Kai lately. Rooting for Johnny over Daniel-San in this one.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (u73oe)

325 Plus, just like Amanda Waller, in the comics, Lord is a mixture of good and bad. I do like Pascal's performance to a degree, but it's just. not. Maxwell. Lord.

In the end, Wonder Woman doesn't beat the crap out of him but she womansplains him until she learns that the real lesson is about love.

Its... awful at every single level. Wonder Woman has some just ridiculous crap (drifting in an open boat from the eastern mediterranean to London?? With no food or water?? Going to a fancy dress ballroom with a 3 foot sword down the back of your dress?????)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (Ivdso)

326 For a long time areas around Russia break away then get pulled back. It's going on for centuries and won't end soon

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (xhxe8)

327 Yeah it’s not that the gheys liked wizard of Oz so much as they adored Judy Garland.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Y/tQ+)
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Judy caught Vincente Minelli - Liza's dad - in bed with another man.

She then fixed up Liza with her piano player - who was subsequently caught in bed with his father-in-law.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (llXky)

328 Thanks.

This makes perfect sense - figure out the narrative that influences people to act using A/B testing lab, and then pump it our with bot farms.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (jctjU)

I think that with the ability to track impressions and message propagation, social media botfarms are the perfect tool for A/B to hone the message.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (yHsuS)

329 When women get "More meatier, fulfilling roles" does that mean they are going to be banging lots of men?

Posted by: West at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (QY+6a)

330 323

The Tin Man now has a panel in his back which if you open it up and it has a hydraulic pump lever, as you pump it he grows an enormous rock hard dong, oddly enough which is black, and which he uses to go all night like a lumberjack...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (7kOpl)

Wind farms and solar panels...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (ynpvh)

331 My only problem with that SCTV episode is that I know some Russian.

The sigil "C" is pronounced "es"
The sigil "P" is pronounced "ahr" (from Cyrillic/Greek rho)

But every one of the Russians just blurts "See-see-see-pee". Each time, it's just a microwince, but it kind of builds up.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (krQz2)

332 317 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)


Worth noting that the D&D community split in two about a decade ago because the company that owns the franchise went full retard.

Posted by: CppThis at September 30, 2022 06:11 PM (UewuT)

333 Been watching Cobra Kai lately. Rooting for Johnny over Daniel-San in this one.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (u73oe)

I made it to the third show and said fu*k it.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (anj39)

334 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)

Do Orcs in DnD have races? The Tolkien Orc/Goblin possible subrace are split into two different species. Hating orcs isn't racism because they are a different species.

Dark elves are dark because they are evil and live in the dark, in the DnD i remember. I don't think they were even in the original set - introduced in the vault of the Drow if I recall.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (eoQWY)

335 My wife was concerned that people wouldn't get that my post was sarcasm but I know you people better.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (zhLdt)

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You let your wife read your comments?

Yikes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (3fPvA)

336 Glinda the good witch use to be a man... probably.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (NpAcC)

337 udy caught Vincente Minelli - Liza's dad - in bed with another man.

She then fixed up Liza with her piano player - who was subsequently caught in bed with his father-in-law.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (llXky)

Lol. Really? I know nothing about Liza Minnelli other than she was lurked by the gheys. I have no idea what she actually did. I think she was an actress?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (Y/tQ+)

338 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.

But meanwhile their new edition of Star Frontiers first draft had a "negro" race with inferior intellect but high physical stats, and a superior "nordic" race with all great stats and beauty. These are human racial packages, not aliens.

The guy got fired but... there's stupid all through the world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (Ivdso)

339 306 Yeah it’s not that the gheys liked wizard of Oz so much as they adored Judy Garland.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Y/tQ+)

What Gay Man would not like a story about 3 Women, and a Very Effeminate Man, fighting over a sparkly pair of High Heel Pumps!

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (oHd/0)

340 OG AD&D is the only true D&D

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (KAi1n)

341 When women get "More meatier, fulfilling roles" does that mean they are going to be banging lots of men?

Posted by: West at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (QY+6a)
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Imagine a zombie Bette Davis roaming through Hollywood with an Tommy Gun and laying waste to all the weak-ass pussies.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (llXky)

342 Men are not EVolving.... Men are DEvolving. They are trying to make a creature designed by Evolution (or God, take yer pick) to be an engine of destruction, Hunter, and force to be reckoned with.... a BUILDER... and turn it into Womenz... who are NOT designed by evolution for those roles.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (oHd/0)


Read something once about how men weren't really "hunters" in hunter/gatherer tribes. Men brought in very little food. What they were was protectors. They protected the women and children from animals and other tribes. Occasionally they bagged an animal.

Don't know if it's true but it seems reasonable.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (zhLdt)

343 But every one of the Russians just blurts "See-see-see-pee". Each time, it's just a microwince, but it kind of builds up.
Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (krQz2)

Well they are all speaking English, why doesn't that bother you?

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (eoQWY)

344 As a kid I had no patients for the music and dance stuff. It was the kind of movie your parents made you watch when it was on TV, and suddenly they are singing and shit.

Other than that, it was kind of cool (I only saw it that once on the old RCA in the living room.)

It is an iconic movie, and not at all gay for the times. But the music did not appeal to kids, I think. Or at least not normal straight boys.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (jctjU)

345 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)

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Males are no longer allowed a 18/00 Strength rating. This is only for the Atomic Blonde class.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (krQz2)

346 I didn't watch it but saw a review. Didn't she also lose her powers but somehow not really lose any powers and also somehow become even stronger without her powers (able to turn planes invisible)?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are



I also missed it after seeing a very scathing review.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (Gda1b)

347 I made it to the third show and said fu*k it.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (anj39)

——————

Really? I’m enjoying it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (u73oe)

348 But every one of the Russians just blurts "See-see-see-pee". Each time, it's just a microwince, but it kind of builds up.
Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (krQz2)

Well they are all speaking English, why doesn't that bother you?
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (eoQWY)
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Because they're doing it with Russian accents--LOL.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (krQz2)

349


Twatto the Emotional Support Service Dog is now the literal incarnation of the original meaning of "lap dog."

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (7kOpl)

350 But every one of the Russians just blurts "See-see-see-pee"

Yeah but if they said S-S-S-Air, nobody would understand them or what they meant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (Ivdso)

351 Is this sarcasm?
Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (KAi1n)


Yes. The age was named for Queen Victoria who was something of a powerhouse, as I understand it.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (zhLdt)

352 Liza Minelli was Buster Bluth's love interest on Arrested Development.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (KAi1n)

353 James Bond Producers: We're Going to Continue "Evolving" Bond "Just As Men Are Evolving,"

Like Mayor Pete, with a womans purse taser!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (BRHaw)

354 Lol. Really? I know nothing about Liza Minnelli other than she was lurked by the gheys. I have no idea what she actually did. I think she was an actress?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (Y/tQ+)
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I shit you not. Liza went on to have a decent stage career and is great in the film version of "Cabaret", which also had a gay subplot involving Michael York (of course).

She married David Geffen and then they divorced because she kept beating the shit out of him.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (llXky)

355 Yeah it’s not that the gheys liked wizard of Oz so much as they adored Judy Garland.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM

"He's a disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde-reading, Streisand ticket-holding friend of Dorothy, know what I'm saying?"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (Wnv9h)

356 Really? I’m enjoying it.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (u73oe)


Yeah. A let down. Was kinda expecting them to take it another direction.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (anj39)

357 "Wizard of Oz Remake Director Says
New Film Will Include LGBTQ"

Let me guess. The Tin Man takes it on the squeak hole.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (mSy8I)

358 Oil scene with Tinman turns into big gay orgy!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (BRHaw)

359 Soviet submarine boat.

Everyone to get from street.

Glow, glowchest, Glowchester Island.

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (gmo/4)

360 346 I didn't watch it but saw a review. Didn't she also lose her powers but somehow not really lose any powers and also somehow become even stronger without her powers (able to turn planes invisible)?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are

I also missed it after seeing a very scathing review.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (Gda1b)

There's always Negative Wonder Woman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3firajH_fA

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (ynpvh)

361 Dark elves are dark because they are evil and live in the dark, in the DnD i remember. I don't think they were even in the original set - introduced in the vault of the Drow if I recall.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (eoQWY)

Back in the day.... Elves were racist. High Elves looked down on Wood Elves... and were REALLY unhappy with 1/2 Elves.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (oHd/0)

362 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)
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No more Orc-shaming. They are very environmentally conscious all pooping in the same pile (or something).

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (krQz2)

363 Males are no longer allowed a 18/00 Strength rating. This is only for the Atomic Blonde class.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (krQz2)
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If they have a minimum Charisma of 18, I'm good with that.

Posted by: Incel D&D Player at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (llXky)

364 Liza Minelli wasn't as good or cute as her mom but she had a pretty good voice. She did a bunch of stuff in the 70s and 80s.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (Ivdso)

365 She married David Geffen and then they divorced because she kept beating the shit out of him.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (llXky)

What was she doing wrong?

Posted by: Every Rapper! at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (BRHaw)

366 Liza Minelli was Buster Bluth's love interest on Arrested Development.
Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM

And Dudley Moore's in Arthur.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (Wnv9h)

367 The Conservative Case for Letting the Orcs Win

Posted by: Middle Earth Cuckshed at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (krQz2)

368 Look, Muppet wizard of oz had a black girl as the Dorothy figure.

Ashaiah or some flavoer of the month singer.

But she was black, because they cast a girl who could sing who happened to be black. Nothing racist as I recall. No agenda to push, and she didn't sound like she was out of South Central LA.

Except she had better tits than Dorothy in the original--but still tasteful.

That kind of "diversity" is ok.

Posted by: Rafal GanGaonwicz at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (Kbz60)

369 The Conservative Case for Letting the Orcs Win

Posted by: Middle Earth Cuckshed at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (krQz2)

This place.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (yHsuS)

370 There's always Negative Wonder Woman

That is one of my favorite Robot Chicken skits, up there with Apocalypse Pony

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:18 PM (Ivdso)

371 Peak Sara Evans > Judy Garland

https://tinyurl.com/2p83erx5
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:04
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Good Missouri girl. Also a Cardinal fan.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022 06:18 PM (ju2Fy)

372 James Bond Producers: We're Going to Continue "Evolving" Bond "Just As Men Are Evolving,"

Like Mayor Pete, with a womans purse taser!
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (BRHaw)
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Bondosaur! I choose you!

Posted by: Middle Earth Cuckshed at September 30, 2022 06:18 PM (krQz2)

373 Oh right I forgot about arrested development. I wasn’t a huge fan but remember the character now.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:18 PM (Y/tQ+)

374 So wizard of oz is going to go furry on us isn't it.

Also the Oz books are really dreck. No way would anyone still be reading them if the movie hadn't been such a cultural icon.

Posted by: TexasDan at September 30, 2022 06:19 PM (JMPQm)

375 "Essentially, the market is doing what the market always does: it's searching for money. The problem in our current culture is that American is splitting into two distinct cultural groups..."

I don't think it is. It's that Woke isn't making any money and has only a sliver of an audience, and they can't admit it.

Posted by: a_reader at September 30, 2022 06:19 PM (3Bz/c)

376 No more Orc-shaming. They are very environmentally conscious all pooping in the same pile (or something).

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (krQz2)
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LOL, that's from "Bored of the Rings" where the narcs sculpt their droppings into huge, pungent mounds.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (llXky)

377 Read something once about how men weren't really "hunters" in hunter/gatherer tribes. Men brought in very little food. What they were was protectors. They protected the women and children from animals and other tribes. Occasionally they bagged an animal.

Don't know if it's true but it seems reasonable.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (zhLdt)

Without protein, they never would have been strong enough to survive.... so I kinda doubt that little revision of history.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (oHd/0)

378 I don't think it is. It's that Woke isn't making any money and has only a sliver of an audience, and they can't admit it.

Posted by: a_reader at September 30, 2022 06:19 PM (3Bz/c)

An admission would mean a negative mark on their ESG scorecard.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (yHsuS)

379 People who actually like Dungeons & Dragons, as opposed to Dungeons & Dragons & SJW Causes, play the older, somewhat out-of-print versions or modern clones of those versions. WoTC sucks cock by choice and everyone knows it. Quite apart from politics, the company has no clue what makes a game of Dungeons & Dragon rewarding or fun.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (KFhLj)

380 The Conservative Case for Letting the Orcs Win
Posted by: Middle Earth Cuckshed at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (krQz2)
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I'm honestly rooting for the Orcs in Rings of Power because the humans, dwarves, "harfoots," and elves are fucking retards, when they aren't downright evil. They deserve to be slaughtered.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (K5n5d)

381 I don't think it is. It's that Woke isn't making any money and has only a sliver of an audience, and they can't admit it.

I suspect this as well. I think there is a woke camp, but its like 10% of the population. And they don't spend money or have interest in the products that are being wokercized.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (Ivdso)

382 Hollywood passed Judy Garland around more than a bong at a Dead concert. No wonder she turned out the way she did.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (u73oe)

383 298 You were six or so years old the first time you saw Oz.
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The flying monkeys scared the crap out of me, but then I started having dreams that I had my own flying monkeys that were very friendly to me but they were shitty to everybody else.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (sWM8x)

384 >>Good Missouri girl. Also a Cardinal fan.

Nobody's perfect.

I am enjoying Albert's goodbye tour. Good stuff.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (ZLI7S)

385 So wizard of oz is going to go furry on us isn't it.

Also the Oz books are really dreck. No way would anyone still be reading them if the movie hadn't been such a cultural icon.
Posted by: TexasDan at September 30, 2022 06:19 PM (JMPQm)

Since Insomniac is taking time off, I'll reply for him.

Furries get the bullet.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (3p4cr)

386 Lol. Really? I know nothing about Liza Minnelli other than she was lurked by the gheys. I have no idea what she actually did. I think she was an actress?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (Y/tQ+)

More singer/dancer I think, but she did some acting.

to quote when Letterman was funny -- "that's like three ordinary people!!"

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (eoQWY)

387 >and Dark Elves are good guys

Matriarchal society. Males are routinely sacrificed and considered lower than women. The Drow were really cool with enslaving the Duergar and Gnomes and any other race they ran into. Slaughtering their fair skinned kin. Teaming up with Illithids. Definitely the good guys.

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (DB16e)

388 "A new Wizard of Oz remake ... will feature plenty of LGBTQ"

Half the staff and crew of the original 1939 flick were probably gay and/or pervs and/or hopheads. Judy prolly got perved on by plenty of fat producers. Beloved movie, but it all comes out of the same infernal pit.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (24fqN)

389 I'm reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy again for the first time since high school and am noticing how many times Tolkien describes the skin color of the various races of men, elves and Hobbits.

Aragorn is described as being darker skinned than other men, and there is definitely a subgroup of elves as well as Hobbits that are darker skinned.

Interesting.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (Gda1b)

390 Did not Kentucky Fried Movie have the Chinese Kung Fu dude as Dorothy?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NIRX1eqp-8

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (BRHaw)

391 People who actually like Dungeons & Dragons, as opposed to Dungeons & Dragons & SJW Causes, play the older, somewhat out-of-print versions or modern clones of those versions. WoTC sucks cock by choice and everyone knows it. Quite apart from politics, the company has no clue what makes a game of Dungeons & Dragon rewarding or fun.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (KFhLj)
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First Edition has a lot of charm when you play it right. So does 2nd Edition. Third Edition turned it into a tabletop mini game (which is where D&D came from originally, so in that sense it's a throwback--it has a weird history).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (K5n5d)

392 LOL, that's from "Bored of the Rings" where the narcs sculpt their droppings into huge, pungent mounds.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (llXky)
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The two kind of blur together, after a while.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (krQz2)

393 I think that with the ability to track impressions and message propagation, social media botfarms are the perfect tool for A/B to hone the message.
Posted by: Comrade flounder,

A closed loop.
I am going out, but will read more detail later. Ideally botfarm would be able to do it all automatically and modify the messages to optimize propagation. Not sure how sophisticated the ones talked about in the article are.

Either way though, the botfarm data could easily be monitored for feedback purposes.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (jctjU)

394 I'm honestly rooting for the Orcs in Rings of Power because the humans, dwarves, "harfoots," and elves are fucking retards, when they aren't downright evil. They deserve to be slaughtered.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (K5n5d)
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I just started re-reading The Silmarillion. Ship-burning at Losgar. Intense stuff.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (llXky)

395


I can't ride a broom because of my piercings.

I'm going to have an ornithopter powered by sissy boys...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (7kOpl)

396 Half the staff and crew of the original 1939 flick were probably gay and/or pervs and/or hopheads. Judy prolly got perved on by plenty of fat producers. Beloved movie, but it all comes out of the same infernal pit.
Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (24fqN)

Under The Rainbow

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (BRHaw)

397 People who actually like Dungeons & Dragons, as opposed to Dungeons & Dragons & SJW Causes, play the older, somewhat out-of-print versions or modern clones of those versions. WoTC sucks cock by choice and everyone knows it. Quite apart from politics, the company has no clue what makes a game of Dungeons & Dragon rewarding or fun.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (KFhLj)

if you are going to attack you need to roll for initiative first.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (eoQWY)

398
Guess I'll stream some comedies from the 80's and 90's and wait for the 'Amber Alert' about some ICBM's nearby.

Good work, Joe.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (y3pKJ)

399 I don't know Ace...I think AoSHQ would be a better and more inclusive place were you to welcome other cobloggers. You know...evolve!

We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...with fabulous red pumps at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (XIJ/X)

400 I can't ride a broom because of my piercings.

I'm going to have an ornithopter powered by sissy boys...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (7kOpl)

Why don't witches wear panties?




They need better grip.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (yHsuS)

401 Furries get the bullet.
Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM

^^^ So. Much. This.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (Wnv9h)

402 I just started re-reading The Silmarillion. Ship-burning at Losgar. Intense stuff.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (llXky)

yeah the First Age and before puts paid to the wise, aloof elf stereotype for good.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (eoQWY)

403 219 Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?
Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (lKM6R)

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"I guess there's no denyin'
I'm jutht a dandy-lion!"



Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (+R5dc)

404 The truth is, the Left/Progressives/Dems *do* have control over the flying monkeys.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (BTIcB)

405 395
I can't ride a broom because of my piercings.
Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (7kOpl)

I thought there'd be better grip with piercings...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (ynpvh)

406 Read something once about how men weren't really "hunters" in hunter/gatherer tribes. Men brought in very little food. What they were was protectors. They protected the women and children from animals and other tribes. Occasionally they bagged an animal.

Don't know if it's true but it seems reasonable.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (zhLdt)

Gawd man! They had to get out of the cave somehow otherwise its the same ol crap every day.
"I see Thag's wife Oooga has a new fur! When do I get a new fur?"
"Did you see the fang necklace she was wearing?"
I bet they had long hunting trips. Probably when they invented beer too.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (anj39)

407 It's about time to vomit up these woke-crap productions like a giant hairball.

Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (2Lh5h)

408 Andrew Zaczynski, writing for CNN claims, "GOP congressional candidate Joe Kent's ties to white nationalists include interview with Nazi sympathizer."

The so called "interview" was a random guy on the street who walked up to Kent and asked him some questions.

https://bit.ly/3flYQPF

Posted by: bonhomme at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (i0wNm)

409 I am usually woke at 5 a.m. every morning.

Then all I want to do is go back to being un-woked.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (DsA2n)

410 if you are going to attack you need to roll for initiative first.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (eoQWY)
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Nope. I'm SPD 6, I get a Phase before you.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (krQz2)

411 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (W2Pud)

412 First Edition has a lot of charm when you play it right. So does 2nd Edition. Third Edition turned it into a tabletop mini game (which is where D&D came from originally, so in that sense it's a throwback--it has a weird history).
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (K5n5d)

Left out ADnD, unless first edition isn't the three or four booklets in the box. I wonder if mine is worth something?

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (eoQWY)

413
We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Grooming tips.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (BTIcB)

414 We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...with fabulous red pumps

So..., resurrecting the chess thread?

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (KAi1n)

415 Nobody's perfect.

I am enjoying Albert's goodbye tour. Good stuff.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:21
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Heh. Sara Evans not released song. Missing Missouri.
https://youtu.be/2RIircTRTto

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (ju2Fy)

416 We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Grooming tips.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (BTIcB)

Fabulous Fridays!

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (yHsuS)

417 "Wizard of Oz Remake Director Says New Film Will Include LGBTQ Representation"

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Why doesn't the producer just bundle up the film's entire budget and set it on fire? He'd lose the same amount but he would save himself the headache of dealing with the unions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (3fPvA)

418 We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds

Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (sn5EN)

419 Reverse Wonder Woman was funny.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (Gda1b)

420 First Edition has a lot of charm when you play it right. So does 2nd Edition. Third Edition turned it into a tabletop mini game (which is where D&D came from originally, so in that sense it's a throwback--it has a weird history).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (K5n5d)
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I don't even know what engine they're using now, but it looks like they're going back to the old Basic DnD boxed set concept.

Which honestly was the best one they had. Even when AD&D was all the rage in high school, my friends did a "retro" campaign and we were amazed at how much easier (and more fun) it was.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (llXky)

421 > I shit you not. Liza went on to have a decent stage career and is great in the film version of "Cabaret", which also had a gay subplot involving Michael York (of course).

See, that didn't really bother me much. 1920s Berlin cabaret culture (or for that matter, modern theatre culture) is as gay as a tree full of monkeys, so it doesn't clash.


But it grinds my gears when they take a not-previously-gay character and turn him into a left-handed Samoan lesbian or something.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (bW8dp)

422 379 People who actually like Dungeons & Dragons, as opposed to Dungeons & Dragons & SJW Causes, play the older, somewhat out-of-print versions or modern clones of those versions. WoTC sucks cock by choice and everyone knows it. Quite apart from politics, the company has no clue what makes a game of Dungeons & Dragon rewarding or fun.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (KFhLj)

3rd Edition, with House Rules, And the Arduin Grimoire, was the Best Edition...

FIGHT ME!

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (oHd/0)

423 I am usually woke at 5 a.m. every morning.

Then all I want to do is go back to being un-woked.
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks
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A bladder drain usually helps.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (c8iAR)

424 They already did the Moral Inversion Tango with the Wizard of Oz when they did the Broadway show "Wicked," which had the Wicked Witch of the West as the heroine (dark-haired) and blonde Glinda the Good Witch as the really evil one.

The WWW was picked on as a child, you see, and Glinda was the favorite, so Naturally the WWW "fought back."

Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (2Lh5h)

425 It's about time to vomit up these woke-crap productions like a giant hairball.
Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (2Lh5h)

The world is, its just funny now having people hate-watching them for us and telling us how much they suck while the studios burn a billion dollars faster than Smaug burned out the Dwarves.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (eoQWY)

426 My name is Bond. Lame Bond.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (g1EEm)

427 > They need better grip.

They use super glue rather than KY.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (bW8dp)

428 We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

—————

Narrator: It was then that the blog took a turn for the worse.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (u73oe)

429 3rd Edition, with House Rules, And the Arduin Grimoire, was the Best Edition...

FIGHT ME!
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (oHd/0)

Whippersnapper, respect your elders. Gy-gax or Go Home

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (eoQWY)

430 418 We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds

Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (sn5EN)

Vegas, baby.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (ynpvh)

431 I don't know about the absolute quality of Baum's books. But the parodies are pretty clear if you know how to look for them.

Like I said Baum was closer to us than to the libs. Emerald City only appeared green because there was a law making you keep green-shaded glasses over your eyes the entire time you were in the city.

It's also pretty humorous how Baum goes from each setting describing the green this and green that, having already let you know they were only green because of the glasses.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (krQz2)

432

Negroes stole our rings of power!

Posted by: Flounder Hairfoot at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (7kOpl)

433 411 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (W2Pud)
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I think Tommy Emmanuel nailed it.

https://tinyurl.com/yweyzkz4

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (sWM8x)

434 The WWW was picked on as a child, you see, and Glinda was the favorite, so Naturally the WWW "fought back."

Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (2Lh5h)
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The actresses who played both cordially loathed each other, which was great.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (llXky)

435 We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds

Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (sn5EN)
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That's Me, baby!

Posted by: Zombie Alec Trebeck In a Fro and Pornstache at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (krQz2)

436 > Aragorn is described as being darker skinned than other men, and there is definitely a subgroup of elves as well as Hobbits that are darker skinned.

I think Tolkien had Romans in mind for the Numenoreans and the Men of Gondor, and Anglo-Saxons in mind for the Rohirrim.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (bW8dp)

437 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

Posted by: nurse ratched




Indeed it is.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (Gda1b)

438 Double 'naught spy. Licensed to cry.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (3Or4S)

439 3rd Edition, with House Rules, And the Arduin Grimoire, was the Best Edition...

FIGHT ME!
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (oHd/0)

Damn, just looked at me books... gonna have to fight meself.... 3rd is when it started to go off the rails.... shit.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (oHd/0)

440 We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Grooming tips.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (BTIcB)

Fabulous Fridays!
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (yHsuS)
***

How to accessorize for a MoMe. Being the Best YOU!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (anj39)

441 There are figures of the difference humanoid species of Oz and rules for their wars

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (xhxe8)

442 Reverse Wonder Woman was funny.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (Gda1b)
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Her boobs went inward.

Posted by: Zombie Alec Trebeck In a Fro and Pornstache at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (krQz2)

443 "Zardoz" is the best adaptation.

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (QMNdN)

444 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM

Goddaughter The Older taught herself that on the ukulele. Did a great job. Of course, she also has a lovely singing voice, so that helped.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (Wnv9h)

445 I've evolved enough to not buy tickets to any of this fucking garbage.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (2Yacf)

446 Never mind properties that reflect values of "just after the Cold War." How about values that reflect "during the Cold War"? Or "during WWII," y'know, when America was still one sane country?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (c6xtn)

447 442 Reverse Wonder Woman was funny.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (Gda1b)
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Her boobs went inward.

Posted by: Zombie Alec Trebeck In a Fro and Pornstache at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (krQz2)

naw, just inverted nipples.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (ynpvh)

448 Gawd man! They had to get out of the cave somehow otherwise its the same ol crap every day.
"I see Thag's wife Oooga has a new fur! When do I get a new fur?"
"Did you see the fang necklace she was wearing?"
I bet they had long hunting trips. Probably when they invented beer too.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (anj39)

Had to - otherwise you hunt out the local game. Even if you have some close you have to leave them alone and go somewhere else while the game grew up.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (eoQWY)

449 Now wait a minute ...

Posted by: fd, still not gay at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (sn5EN)

450 I think Tolkien had Romans in mind for the Numenoreans and the Men of Gondor, and Anglo-Saxons in mind for the Rohirrim.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (bW8dp)
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That was the cultural parallel, but Aragorn was beardless and pale-skinned by dark-haired, which was a trait of his line of descent.

This contrasted with the swarthier peoples and the ruddy blondness of the Rohirrim.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (llXky)

451 Whippersnapper, respect your elders. Gy-gax or Go Home
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (eoQWY)

Well.... seeing as how I PLAYED with Gygax as DM, at Gencon in 1980?

I'll just stay here in the house I guess.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (oHd/0)

452 So "friend of Dorothy" is no longer just a fun term for a gay man? They will literally make them gay. Ok.

NO ONE is stopping Hollywood from doing this. Make an all LGBT one called "The Wiz of Gays" like there was an all black "The Wiz", or an all drag queen "Wizard of Cock." Have at it. Just don't advertise it to kids. But they can't help themselves.

They already made a new Oz and it was a dud. The Cinderella remake with a drag queen fairy godmother was a dud. I don't expect this remake to be anything but a dud.

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (+mkOR)

453 3rd edition, WoTC's first foray into D&D, was trash. It was a rules-intensive exercise in accounting that rewarded min-maxing and rules lawyering. I'll take Holmes Basic or the Moldvay/Cook Basic/Expert sets over anything before or since. Barring that 1E and early 2E (before all the optional rules) are actually playable, if slimmed down a bit.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (KFhLj)

454 > Also the Oz books are really dreck. No way would anyone still be reading them if the movie hadn't been such a cultural icon.
Posted by: TexasDan

Hard disagree. I loved them as a kid and read them all.

I strongly preferred them to the movie, although to be fair, that was true for just about every movie based on a book.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (bW8dp)

455 447 442 Reverse Wonder Woman was funny.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (Gda1b)
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Her boobs went inward.

Posted by: Zombie Alec Trebeck In a Fro and Pornstache at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (krQz2)

naw, just inverted nipples.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (ynpvh)
Unedited version...if you dare
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNBxfQ6MWjk

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:32 PM (ynpvh)

456 In the W. Of Oz, Gerbals fly out the ass!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 30, 2022 06:32 PM (3Or4S)

457 "Zardoz" is the best adaptation.

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (QMNdN)
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THE GUN IS GOOD

THE PENIS IS EVIL

Yep, checks out.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:32 PM (llXky)

458 I think Tolkien had Romans in mind for the Numenoreans and the Men of Gondor, and Anglo-Saxons in mind for the Rohirrim.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks




Quite possibly. But perhaps he had a swarthier set in mind for some of the folks he wrote about. We'll never know.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:32 PM (Gda1b)

459 How to accessorize for a MoMe. Being the Best YOU!
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM

I think that might be more of a hardware review and gub thread than a fashion column.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:33 PM (Wnv9h)

460 "Here are some criteria ... in regards to what corporations believe is a new movement.
Patriotic
Military and law enforcement positively portrayed
Mostly if not all heterosexual, [redacted to protect site from algorithm damage]
No spotlight on alphabet issues"

Time to adjust the rube-controls. They'll slap eagles and American flags on their movie posters. We're in a big Skinner Box, and the architects of culture invent new stimuli, novel idols for temporary worship.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:33 PM (24fqN)

461 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (W2Pud)
.......

CELEBRATING 1 BILLION VIEWS AND COUNTING

Posted by: wth at September 30, 2022 06:33 PM (v0R5T)

462 The dude who came up with Wonder Woman was a psychologist who was into BDSM. Lived with two women, who were also involved with each other. They continued living together after he died.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:33 PM (bW8dp)

463 My favorite fantasy world is H. P. Lovecraft's.

Once you get through his "style". But I have it on word from authoritative authors that HPL's prose resembles a turn-of-the-century "journalist" style.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (krQz2)

464 Nood.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (yHsuS)

465 "Reverse Wonder Woman was funny"

If that's anything like reverse cowboy, it sounds painful.

Posted by: fd, still not gay at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (sn5EN)

466 Back in the day.... Elves were racist. High Elves looked down on Wood Elves... and were REALLY unhappy with 1/2 Elves.
Posted by: Romeo13

**

This is reality.

If you could be a fly on the wall to observe lighter skin blacks views on darker skinned blacks...

"Many HBCUs, but specifically the “Black Ivy League” schools were one Brown Paper Bag Schools. Often, the Brown Paper Bag Test has been attributed to being used by Divine 9 Greek Organizations as a barrier to inclusion, but few have discussed that many Black Colleges used the same test in deciding whether to admit students."

https://tinyurl.com/2jbgkf9k

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (TKMtt)

467 Which honestly was the best one they had. Even when AD&D was all the rage in high school, my friends did a "retro" campaign and we were amazed at how much easier (and more fun) it was.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (llXky)

They certainly left more up for interpretation rather than tables and stuff. And most groups ditched the spell slot and just picked some number of spells you just knew and could cast.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (eoQWY)

468 Last Bond movie was unwatchable. I bailed half way through.

Of course, when the new soi Bond franchise inevitably flops, us conservative toxic males will be to blame.

Which is kinda true. As a conservative "toxic" male, I don't want to watch some nancy-boy Bond getting in touch with his deeper feelings. But nor does the decidedly non-toxic Ms quantum.

These idiots don't understand that a lot of women really like the strong silent Bond played by Daniel Craig. I wouldn't be surprised if his movies (before the last one) were more popular with the ladies than the gents.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (g1EEm)

469 Heh. Sara Evans not released song. Missing Missouri.
https://youtu.be/2RIircTRTto
Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022


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Did someone already post the YooToob link to Sara Evans's "Born to Fly"? Wizard of Oz-age:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xvhutWc67k

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (c6xtn)

470 We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds
Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM

I'll just leave this here.

https://youtu.be/7QH5LcmfyLI

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (Wnv9h)

471 437 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:


It is, and I aways think of my sister.. Thank you, nurse.

Posted by: Lola at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (NIYa7)

472
The Cowardly Lion will give the Scarecrow monkeypox. The tin man will be played by a bronze man who will chop off his metal wee-wee and become a bronze lady. Dorothea will also go trans and become Domingo. All of them will murder the Grand Wizard of Oz, the only white male in the film. Then all the munchkins will gather around at the public library to watch Domingo suck her own ladydick, and they will tell him how strong and brave she is.

Fin.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (oINRc)

473 Nood.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (yHsuS)
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Un-nood from what I can see.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (krQz2)

474 Gray zone NOOD

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (llXky)

475 Bond and Felix Leiter start taking long, warm showers together.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (bW8dp)

476 What's surprising is how media amplifies these changes.
In the late '70s, the "Gay Bob" doll (friend of Mattel's Barbie, I guess) made the scene. My sister and I (both kids) made a detour to the Wedge and Racket in Chapel Hill to see him and confirm his "limp wrist," a touted feature.

Posted by: Coki at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (OPsd+)

477 Did not Kentucky Fried Movie have the Chinese Kung Fu dude as Dorothy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NIRX1eqp-8
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (BRHaw)



A Samuel L. Bronkowitz Production.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (ZSK0i)

478 >>> They already did the Moral Inversion Tango with the Wizard of Oz when they did the Broadway show "Wicked," which had the Wicked Witch of the West as the heroine (dark-haired) and blonde Glinda the Good Witch as the really evil one.

The book it was based on was ok. The musical was a not so subtle bash on Bush and the war on terror. I'm glad that Avenue Q robbed it of a Tony, though the creators of that went on to try and ruin culture in other ways, like joining with Disney.

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2022 06:43 PM (+mkOR)

479 I mean, Wizard of Oz was always pretty gay, it just didn't rub it in people's faces. I'm sure now they want it to be front and center when the Tin Man had a ballgag, and the Cowardly Lion is on a regime to keep his hiv at bay. They'll also be off to see the Daddy of Oz.

Disney also needs to stay thre hell away from Manga/Anime. We've seen them ruin it already everytime a company tries to adapt one, because they just see it as a product to bill down to its lowest common stupidity (Cowboy Bebop) They'll throw 4 shitty writers who have never seen a series or understand the way these shows work, and start ruining it's characters too. My only hope is if they do start targeting series they go for these crappy figgity little boy Shounen series, and stay away from the classics with deep storylines and good character development.

Posted by: Rbastid at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (aT+mG)

480 With all due respect, this is the best version of over the rainbow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cHeNscKZN0

Posted by: CCaCoast at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (WdwTK)

481 And I can't wait for the wokist writers to slam headlong into the IDF Ar-cee arc.

For those who are not familiar, transformers are genderless machines. They literally don't reproduce that way.

Except for Arcee, who was given an involuntary sex-change by a mad scientist. She is rather exceptional not happy about it. I could actually see the character becoming something of a mascot for the detransitioner community. Which would be both funny and horrifying all at the same time...

Posted by: Voyager at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (u5PZm)

482 No love for Disney, but they did the American release Miyazki's "Spirited Away", which is one of the best films I've ever seen.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (eWQHi)

483 Nerdrotic is doing a lot of high quality stuff on this front. His video on the 5 Franchises murdered by woke ideologues shouldn’t be missed.

Posted by: Smashmaster at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (CyDXO)

484 Woke Disney continues record breaking revenues

Posted by: Paul at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (iNZdO)

485 Well, Dorothy, we ain't in Kansas no more!

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Posted by: Karen Merritt at October 01, 2022 02:18 AM (tIsvw)

Hurricane Ian Re-Energizes Over Ocean and Slams Into South Carolina Coast

It just made landfall again in South Carolina, now as a category 1 hurricane.

AccuWeather meteorologists warned that despite being rated lower on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale than when it slammed into Florida with deadly consequence, Ian will still pack a punch and unleash life-threatening impacts as it pushes inland into Friday night.

"Ian's structure is similar to that of a powerful nor'easter, with most of the storm's rain and wind focused to the north and west of the center," AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said. "But, make no mistake, Ian will hit with the force of a hurricane in the Carolinas, especially along the upper half of the South Carolina coast."

It might not be as disastrous but it won't be any kind of fun for South Carolinians. Note they're predicting "extreme" storm damage between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, with 10-15 foot storm surges:

stormovercarolina.jpg

Keep yourselves dry and safe!

The storm's track will take it onto land, into West Virginia, which, at least, should finally kill it, because, well, the only thing I know about hurricanes is that they strengthen over water and weaken over land.

Not as much media coverage of this, partly because the storm isn't as powerful, but mostly because there's no future presidential candidate the traitorous propaganda Marxist Media is looking to destroy based in South Carolina.

The rescue efforts continue in battered Florida:

Prayers for Florida.

Posted by: Ace at 04:23 PM




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1 Frist.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 04:24 PM (yHsuS)

2 yes

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 04:24 PM (3byMq)

3 First.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 04:25 PM (5pTK/)

4 Woot, I got first even though I was 3rd!

Thanks, Flounder!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 04:25 PM (5pTK/)

5 The people I cannot work out are the ones who build homes on those sand bars off the coast, in the direct path of Hurricane after Hurricane. What kind of mindset do you have to have to do that?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:25 PM (Ivdso)

6 Enough already!

Posted by: Ziba at September 30, 2022 04:25 PM (4h9M3)

7 Ace broke the blog.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 04:25 PM (bVYXr)

8
Is This Something...for next Mother's Day?

Forgotten 80's Mystery Crap:

https://youtu.be/RO6JiFztJdg?t=34

Posted by: Soothsayer'lc at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (63j5j)

9 That storm surge footage is spooky.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (yHsuS)

10 It passed over us. Well, the eye ended up going a couple dozen miles up coast, though they were predicting it to hit pretty much at my front door.

We're fine. We lost power briefly a couple of times. That's it.

All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (LvTSG)

11 Xurricaine. It's, Xurricaine. Be Better.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (oTZbj)

12 Now we can safely navigate on down to King Harv's and STOP. Damn, that picture is something to avoid casting one's eyes onto.

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (3byMq)

13 Forgotten 80's Mystery Crap

Middle backup singer is a cutie

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (Ivdso)

14 Wow.... tough days for the East Coast US Navy. Just about every major base got hit by this storm.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (oHd/0)

15 The people I cannot work out are the ones who build homes on those sand bars off the coast, in the direct path of Hurricane after Hurricane. What kind of mindset do you have to have to do that?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:25 PM (Ivdso)
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Honestly, that doesn't bother me. What bothers me is the refusal to evacuate when warned of an approaching storm. Well, that and the feds insuring homeowners who won't be able to find their house again without a surveyor.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (5pTK/)

16 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (LvTSG)

That's b/c she did them. If she hadn't, you'd probably have gotten screwed.

Murphy's Law - never doubt it!

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (exHjb)

17 I have a date tonight with a beautiful Asian gal named Fang Fang. Soooo Happy and excited.

Posted by: ADMIRAL LEVINE at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (z9V4B)

18 Who in their right mind would have stayed on Sanibel Island which is now completely cut off from the mainland? I feel bad for those people, but what the hell were they thinking?

Posted by: Ziba at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (4h9M3)

19 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.

Well better to have done it and not needed it than the opposite. She sounds like a keeper.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:28 PM (Ivdso)

20 This job sucks.

Posted by: FANG FANG THE CHINESE SPY at September 30, 2022 04:28 PM (z9V4B)

21 Just think of all that sweet, sweet wind power that Ian brought!

Posted by: 496 at September 30, 2022 04:28 PM (VJsqe)

22 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (LvTSG)

Better to be a "boy scout" than not...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 04:29 PM (BgMrQ)

23 I hope it wipes those rebel MAGA coolers right off the face of the Earth.

Posted by: The Rick Wilson at September 30, 2022 04:29 PM (ZCool)

24 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.

Well better to have done it and not needed it than the opposite. She sounds like a keeper.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:28 PM (Ivdso)
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My thoughts too.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 04:29 PM (5pTK/)

25 Prayers for all impacted by this Hurricane and please stop spouting the climate change crap... Obviously I'm not talking about anyone here.

Posted by: It's me donna at September 30, 2022 04:29 PM (bs+z0)

26 17 I have a date tonight with a beautiful Asian gal named Fang Fang. Soooo Happy and excited.
Posted by: ADMIRAL LEVINE at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (z9V4B)

Eric Fartwell: "That lying yellow bitch! She said only my farts were for her nostrils."

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 04:29 PM (Rl7KJ)

27 That's b/c she did them. If she hadn't, you'd probably have gotten screwed.

Murphy's Law - never doubt it!
Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (exHjb)

=========

Anything that can happen, will happen. Now, it's time to fly to another galaxy and find a new Earth orbiting a black hole.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:29 PM (LvTSG)

28 If you look really closely at that satellite image, you can see a MA National Guardsman following right behind the hurricane and making sure Ron DeSantis isn't sending it to Boston.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at September 30, 2022 04:30 PM (wUHYj)

29 20 This job sucks.
Posted by: FANG FANG THE CHINESE SPY at September 30, 2022 04:28 PM (z9V4B)

What's the Chinese equivalent of "lie back and think of England"?

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 04:30 PM (Rl7KJ)

30 Wow.... tough days for the East Coast US Navy. Just about every major base got hit by this storm.
Posted by: Romeo13

Now if only we could re-energize Ian and have it swing over DC...

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 30, 2022 04:30 PM (ftFVW)

31 Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 04:30 PM (oTZbj)

32 16 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (LvTSG)

That's b/c she did them. If she hadn't, you'd probably have gotten screwed.

Murphy's Law - never doubt it!
Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (exHjb)

**Gazes at his expensive Generac generator that he hasn't really needed at all since putting it in five years ago**

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 30, 2022 04:30 PM (906pl)

33 man was buried under #HurricaneIan rubble at Fort Myers Beach. People pulled him out of the debris near The Whale restaurant on FMB.

He's alive.
I'm amazed

++++
As much of this as possible. Godspeed to those doing search and rescue right now!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 30, 2022 04:30 PM (t0OGg)

34 Whoa! That storm surge looked horrible. And bless that man's heart, being buried under the rubble like that.

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 04:30 PM (tQL7r)

35 That's b/c she did them. If she hadn't, you'd probably have gotten screwed.

Murphy's Law - never doubt it!
Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (exHjb)
==

Or Alexander's Corollary; Murphy was an optimist.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at September 30, 2022 04:31 PM (u4CEu)

36 The storm's track will take it onto land, into West Virginia, which, at least, should finally kill it...
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Dayum. That is pretty far west. The entire mid south is going to get a *lot* of rain this weekend. This has been one helluva system. Oy vey.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 30, 2022 04:31 PM (t0OGg)

37 18 Who in their right mind would have stayed on Sanibel Island which is now completely cut off from the mainland? I feel bad for those people, but what the hell were they thinking?

Posted by: Ziba
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People wanting to preserve their property is my guess. Plus, media hype that is unfounded breeds complacency.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 04:32 PM (CXr4y)

38 Hubby bought a mobile generator the other week
Here's hoping we never need it.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 04:32 PM (p/nbH)

39 Am I bad for wanting it to go out to sea, gain strength then have a run up the east coast?
Missing all the east coast morons of course.

Posted by: Bosk at September 30, 2022 04:32 PM (v4L7Y)

40
When will Hurricane Ian (he/him?) transition into a tropical storm?

Posted by: YIKES! at September 30, 2022 04:32 PM (t6XCL)

41 36 Dayum. That is pretty far west. The entire mid south is going to get a *lot* of rain this weekend. This has been one helluva system. Oy vey.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 30, 2022 04:31 PM (t0OGg)

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I had been praying for rain for my poor, dry lawn, but this was kind of overkill.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (LvTSG)

42 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (LvTSG)


Better to be prepared and not need it. Still, I'm sure she's saddened by the loss of opportunity to "lose" that movie which shall remain unmentioned.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (zhLdt)

43 Quick, someone tell Hillary Ian has dirt on her.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (TkdUX)

44 Hurricane footage just reinforces my natural inclination to prefer living high and dry. I hope the WEF cabal don't succeed in destroying modern infrastructure to the point where I am forced to live next to water because I have to haul it by hand. Of course that would assume I didn't die in one of the population purges for them to get there.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (3cGpq)

45 Back in the day, the fleet would sortie out of Norfolk when a hurricane approached. Those were the days. riding out heavy seas on a DD.

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (gmo/4)

46 We're supposed to get clobbered by heavy rains tonight.

Posted by: JT at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (T4tVD)

47 37 People wanting to preserve their property is my guess. Plus, media hype that is unfounded breeds complacency.
Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 04:32 PM (CXr4y)

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I was talking to a friend in the area earlier, and I told him that my complacency around hurricanes is going to get me killed one day.

Not today, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (LvTSG)

48 People wanting to preserve their property is my guess. Plus, media hype that is unfounded breeds complacency.
Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 04:32 PM (CXr4y)

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Years ago I saw a black comedian saying nobody fears Hurricane Andrew or Hurricane Katrina. They're wimpy names. If you name the next one Hurricane Tyrone, you'll see people evacuate in a heartbeat.

Posted by: 496 at September 30, 2022 04:34 PM (VJsqe)

49 42 Better to be prepared and not need it. Still, I'm sure she's saddened by the loss of opportunity to "lose" that movie which shall remain unmentioned.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (zhLdt)

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She has told me that if we ever get divorced she's claiming half of my collection just to burn it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:34 PM (LvTSG)

50 Hubby bought a mobile generator the other week
Here's hoping we never need it.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 04:32 PM (p/nbH)

I bought one about 14 years ago. I've used it once, and I prepared to use it after a power outage once, but did not need it as the power came back on.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 04:34 PM (yHsuS)

51 That storm surge footage is amazing. Scary man.

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 04:35 PM (wZdQy)

52 We're supposed to get clobbered by heavy rains tonight.

In ETX we are going to be absolutely hammered with Chamber Of Commerce weather.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 30, 2022 04:35 PM (ceWUn)

53 Not good, hope it gets out of any area fast.
Miklos is in that area

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 04:35 PM (xhxe8)

54 The storm's track will take it onto land, into West Virginia, which, at least, should finally kill it, because


hurricane Ian is actually Hurricane Ian Hatfield.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 30, 2022 04:35 PM (UEL2X)

55 We had a blizzard here back around 2013 (?) where the winds gusted 75 to 80 mph. Killed thousands of cattle.


Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 04:36 PM (gmo/4)

56 Still, I'm sure she's saddened by the loss of opportunity to "lose" that movie which shall remain unmentioned.

"Honey, where's my Prometheus???"
"I dunno, I haven't seen it since the storm!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:37 PM (Ivdso)

57 Two times?

I wish I had Ian's stamina.

Posted by: Scoundrel what found the last refuge. at September 30, 2022 04:37 PM (tF/Gf)

58 What's the Chinese equivalent of "lie back and think of England"?
Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 04:30 PM

This really is a question for Sarah.

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 04:37 PM (wZdQy)

59 In ETX we are going to be absolutely hammered with Chamber Of Commerce weather.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 30, 2022 04:35 PM (ceWUn)
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What, pray tell, is "Chamber of Commerce weather?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (t0OGg)

60 Dow and S&P back to October 2020. Let's go Brandon 💩

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (mSy8I)

61 Charleston weather is rapidly clearing.

Some folks have no power, and of course the historic city has flooded.

Friends in Myrtle Beach are without power, but even there the rain has stopped, and wind is decreasing quickly.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (uLr+K)

62 what the hell were they thinking?
Posted by: Ziba at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (4h9M3)

It's really really hard to just walk away from everything you own and leave it to the storm.

Posted by: CZ=FNG, Free Republic of Florida at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (MkuC5)

63 Been raining since 1am here in Johnston Co. NC. Have a tornado watch until 10pm. We expecting up to 6 inches of rain.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (OgrpQ)

64 >>People wanting to preserve their property is my guess. Plus, media hype that is unfounded breeds complacency.


Happens every single storm, you even hear people saying it here. Yes, the media definitely overhypes storms but meteorologists have gotten pretty good at predicting hurricanes over the last couple decades and if they say a Cat 3+ is possible and you are in a low lying area then leave.

You aren't protecting squat from a 4+ foot storm surge.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (ZLI7S)

65 >>> Two times?
I wish I had Ian's stamina.

Wow. Two times. I haven't had the stuff to jerk off twice in one night since sophomore year.

Posted by: Guy Who's Pretty Much Reduced His Expectations to Zero at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (B3oWe)

66 >>>That storm surge footage is spooky.

>You can pay more tax dollars to the Democrat party and they will end this climate change nonsense by spending more money, and legislating more laws to save the earth.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (z+OQR)

67 Those rescuers did a nice job of transporting the victim to a safer location and covering him to reduce shock was another excellent thing to do.

I have search and rescue and emergency medical training and someone in that group must have too.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (3p4cr)

68 We had a blizzard here back around 2013 (?) where the winds gusted 75 to 80 mph. Killed thousands of cattle.


Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 04:36 PM

It happens frequently here. Their noses plug up with snow and or ice combo and they suffocate.

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 04:39 PM (wZdQy)

69 Years ago I saw a black comedian saying nobody fears Hurricane Andrew or Hurricane Katrina. They're wimpy names.

Hurricane Ian? Ian? The nice British guy who drives a Mini Cooper? That can't be dangerous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:39 PM (Ivdso)

70 61 Charleston weather is rapidly clearing.

Some folks have no power, and of course the historic city has flooded.

Friends in Myrtle Beach are without power, but even there the rain has stopped, and wind is decreasing quickly.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (uLr+K)

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Junior's karate class tonight is still canceled, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

71 When you build by the ocean it is a matter of when the ocean will take your building, not if the ocean will take your building.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 30, 2022 04:39 PM (eJn7u)

72 Probably should at least go up on roof and blow gutters out with leaf blower

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 04:40 PM (xhxe8)

73 What's the Chinese equivalent of "lie back and think of England"?
Posted by: Thrawn


"Me torelate you rong time?"

Posted by: mikeski denounces himself at September 30, 2022 04:40 PM (P1f+c)

74 Junior's karate class tonight is still canceled, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

Good time for some father/son sparring

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at September 30, 2022 04:41 PM (XvPQV)

75 74 Junior's karate class tonight is still canceled, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

Good time for some father/son sparring
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at September 30, 2022 04:41 PM (XvPQV)

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I've always wanted to recreate that Seinfeld episode where Kramer learned karate...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:42 PM (LvTSG)

76 https://tinyurl.com/53jkk28m

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:42 PM (LvTSG)

77 When you build by the ocean it is a matter of when the ocean will take your building, not if the ocean will take your building.

It's like building in a forest.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 04:42 PM (I2/tG)

78 Looks like there are going to be a lot of Tetanus shots needed.

Posted by: pawn at September 30, 2022 04:43 PM (kYVzH)

79 "Junior's karate class tonight is still canceled, though."

You guys make out ok on the other side of the bridge?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 04:43 PM (uLr+K)

80 Double shot of Ian's love.

Posted by: The Swinging Medallions at September 30, 2022 04:43 PM (4I/2K)

81 It happens frequently here. Their noses plug up with snow and or ice combo and they suffocate.
Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 04:39 PM (wZdQy)

8n the inter mountain west, during bad winter snow storms deer and antelope take refuge in gullies and draws. It is not uncommon for them to be buried alive.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 04:43 PM (3p4cr)

82 Charleston always floods. Any rainstorm and it floods downtown. But that is worse than normal.

West of the Ashley River almost nothing bad except some tree limbs down. Minor flooding. Nothing like what happened in Florida.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at September 30, 2022 04:44 PM (dXuZm)

83 79 "Junior's karate class tonight is still canceled, though."

You guys make out ok on the other side of the bridge?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 04:43 PM (uLr+K)

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Leaves everywhere!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:44 PM (LvTSG)

84 Hurricane Ian? Ian? The nice British guy who drives a Mini Cooper? That can't be dangerous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:39 PM

I am dangerous. I bring chaos. And not just a theory.

Posted by: Hurricane Ian Malcolm at September 30, 2022 04:44 PM (Do5/p)

85 Plus, media hype that is unfounded breeds complacency.
Posted by: whig

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This ^^^^

Before Hurricane Matthew hit Florida, and when my #1 son and family lived in Melbourne....every 15 mins the Weather Channel was saying that Melbourne would be uninhabitable for weeks, if not months. Plus all their other usual gloom and doom.

Turns out Melbourne only had high winds, rain, and most folks didn't even lose power. 🙄

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 04:45 PM (tQL7r)

86 Dow will close within 200 basis points of the 16 Trump inauguration. Biden has squandered a remarkable piece of business.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at September 30, 2022 04:45 PM (Ng9El)

87
Treat your mother right!

Especially during a hurricane!

FOOL!

Posted by: MR T at September 30, 2022 04:45 PM (63j5j)

88 Would one of you kid young people help refresh my AoS posting fu and link to the markup page if it still exists (if it ever did is my problem).

Ty

Posted by: Scoundrel what found the last refuge at September 30, 2022 04:45 PM (tF/Gf)

89

Enough jibber-jabber, fools!

Posted by: MR T at September 30, 2022 04:45 PM (63j5j)

90 Wow.... tough days for the East Coast US Navy. Just about every major base got hit by this storm.

...

I was still working on stuff from Irma at the key west bases early last year.

Posted by: TexasDan at September 30, 2022 04:46 PM (JMPQm)

91 "Leaves everywhere!"

The horror!

Friends of ours up toward Monks Corner said the same thing.
Leaves all over the place.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 04:46 PM (uLr+K)

92 Hurricane name,
Fuck You Joe.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 30, 2022 04:47 PM (ehJ5Z)

93 I was talking to a friend in the area earlier, and I told him that my complacency around hurricanes is going to get me killed one day.

Not today, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Thats me and tornados. I stand in the yard and watch em. Have since I was a kid. Have never felt the need to use my storm shelters.

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 04:47 PM (MGB5H)

94 Dear Lord, those videos are terrifying. Prayers for those hit by this hurricane.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 04:47 PM (xPJvm)

95 91 "Leaves everywhere!"

The horror!

Friends of ours up toward Monks Corner said the same thing.
Leaves all over the place.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 04:46 PM (uLr+K)

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I'm reminded of some hurricane that came through about six years ago. One friend posted on a work chat a picture of a child's plastic chair on its side with the text, "We will rebuild."

That's how I've felt about every hurricane that's come through Charleston since I've moved here. Not to diminish the actual damage that happened in Florida, but SC seems lucky when it comes to hurricanes since Hugo.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (LvTSG)

96
When do you reckon will be a "buying" opportunity for wall street stocks?

Now, or wait until it goes lower?

28K? 29K?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (63j5j)

97 From the last thread. Why were the damm fbi doing an undercover op on that pair of freaks? Anyone have a clue?

Posted by: NZ Frank with an M2 at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (xodHL)

98 Your feeble preps are no match for the power of the Iancane!

Posted by: Ian McDiarmid at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (4I/2K)

99 Melbourne is pretty high up plus they have a substantial barrier island. Storm surge is not a big issue there although there could easily be some flooding.

Posted by: pawn at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (kYVzH)

100 Sept 2022: TJM decides to recreate Seinfeld Kramer karate with sons.

Sept 2032: Kids decide TJM needs to be reminded of karate episode.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 04:49 PM (5pTK/)

101 Huh. It looks like there's a possibility that Saturday Night Love might be shutting down. A bunch of cast members bailed right before the premier. A cast member claimed that the show is probably going to die. I mean its cheap to produce and there's not much else to put in that time slot but...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:49 PM (Ivdso)

102 That's how I've felt about every hurricane that's come through Charleston since I've moved here. Not to diminish the actual damage that happened in Florida, but SC seems lucky when it comes to hurricanes since Hugo.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (LvTSG)

Mrs. CZ was there during Hugo. Right. There.

It left an impression.

Posted by: CZ=FNG, Free Republic of Florida at September 30, 2022 04:49 PM (MkuC5)

103 Construction workers are going to be really busy for a long time.
Supplies are going to be backlogged.
A couple of friends put in pools this year and it took 5-6 months. It normally takes 1 mo.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 04:50 PM (NpAcC)

104 "West of the Ashley River almost nothing bad except some tree limbs down. Minor flooding. "

I lived off of Orange Grove Rd right on the marsh when Hugo hit.

Bad stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 04:50 PM (uLr+K)

105 there's not much else to put in that time slot but...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:49 PM (Ivdso)

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RIP Billy Mays

Posted by: 496 at September 30, 2022 04:50 PM (VJsqe)

106 Sister928 has texted that she has no flooding or damage at her house on Fripp Island SC which is between Savannah and Charleston. The worst of the storm must have passed north of there.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 04:51 PM (C35Jn)

107 From the last thread. Why were the damm fbi doing an undercover op on that pair of freaks? Anyone have a clue?
Posted by: NZ Frank with an M2 at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (xodHL)
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The FBI busted the couple because, while the couple is a pair freaks, swinging was a bridge too far?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 04:51 PM (5pTK/)

108 What, pray tell, is "Chamber of Commerce weather?"

When the weather is so absolutely perfect the Chamber of Commerce takes photos of the blue skies and invites outsiders to see how wonderful relocating to the area would be.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 30, 2022 04:51 PM (ceWUn)

109 Hurricane Mathew beat the shit out of inland North Carolina. I believe the storm stalled and kept dumping water. I showed up 3 weeks later during a Red Cross deployment and the destruction was unbelievable but also only in pockets. One subdivision would be destroyed and the ones on either side just had lost roof shingles.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 04:51 PM (3p4cr)

110 TJM just thank your wife for drawing your bath.

Maybe ask for a sammich

Posted by: TexasDan at September 30, 2022 04:51 PM (JMPQm)

111 From the last thread. Why were the damm fbi doing an undercover op on that pair of freaks? Anyone have a clue?
Posted by: NZ Frank with an M2 at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (xodHL)

From what I gather the Anesthesiologist is touched in the head and contacted the Russian Embassy directly and maybe in person. It would be surprising if they didn't pop up immediately at the NSA.

Posted by: Scoundrel what found the last refuge at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (tF/Gf)

112 Huh. It looks like there's a possibility that Saturday Night Love might be shutting down. A bunch of cast members bailed right before the premier. A cast member claimed that the show is probably going to die. I mean its cheap to produce and there's not much else to put in that time slot but...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:49 PM (Ivdso)
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That shows just how unfunny Leftism really is. When your entire schtick is about how awesome Leftism is and how awful conservatives are, it gets old very quickly. Surprised it's lasted this long...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (YIVH2)

113 Apparently Putin Speech earlier today:
- 4 Eastern Ukraine/Donbass oblasts formally into Russian Federation.
- Trashes Globo/Homo
- Russians want 1 mother/1father, not parent 1/parent2
- Rails against sexual deviancy brainwashing of children
- "The suppression of moral values acquires the features of Satanism."

https://youtu.be/yIuN6v_cmNM

Trying to find a transcript/translation.

I wonder if he has a newsletter.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (yHsuS)

114 Saturday Night Dead?

Posted by: Tomorrow's headlines at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (sn5EN)

115 Sister928 has texted that she has no flooding or damage at her house on Fripp Island SC which is between Savannah and Charleston. The worst of the storm must have passed north of there.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 04:51 PM


Looks like Pawley's Island and Georgetown got the brunt of it. Also, Fripp is swanky, lol. Briefly dated a girl whose family had a house there.

Posted by: Bert G at September 30, 2022 04:53 PM (aCgRi)

116 Huh. It looks like there's a possibility that Saturday Night Love might be shutting down. A bunch of cast members bailed right before the premier. A cast member claimed that the show is probably going to die. I mean its cheap to produce and there's not much else to put in that time slot but...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:49 PM (Ivdso)

Why did they all bail right before premier?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 30, 2022 04:53 PM (mR6Gs)

117 From the last thread. Why were the damm fbi doing an undercover op on that pair of freaks? Anyone have a clue?

I'm thinking a lovers quarrel between that pervert and one of the FBI agents. This is simple retaliation.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 30, 2022 04:53 PM (ceWUn)

118 Wet leaves.

I drove a car after a hurricane in Brevard and my car actually slid down a small hill like it was covered in ice.

Posted by: pawn at September 30, 2022 04:53 PM (kYVzH)

119 I supposed to get land in Ohio for next gig with grey haired man in dress....but bad smell make me think it not worth it.

Posted by: FANG FANG THE CHINESE SPY at September 30, 2022 04:53 PM (z9V4B)

120 Back in the day, the fleet would sortie out of Norfolk when a hurricane approached. Those were the days. riding out heavy seas on a DD.

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 04:33 PM (gmo/4)


I remember riding out Typhoons (west coast sailor) on the submarine. The gentle, almost imperceptible rocking replaced every 6 hours by violent thrashing as we had to come to periscope depth to receive traffic.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 04:53 PM (zhLdt)

121 Huh. It looks like there's a possibility that Saturday Night Love might be shutting down. A bunch of cast members bailed right before the premier. A cast member claimed that the show is probably going to die. I mean its cheap to produce and there's not much else to put in that time slot but...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:49 PM (Ivdso)

That's a shame.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2022 04:53 PM (4I/2K)

122 114 Saturday Night Dead?
Posted by: Tomorrow's headlines at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (sn5EN)

Good.. and take the hags from the View with it

Posted by: It's me donna at September 30, 2022 04:54 PM (bs+z0)

123 Trying to find a transcript/translation.

I wonder if he has a newsletter.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (yHsuS)
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Hmm, historically, Russian Czars saw themselves as defenders of Christianity. Interesting.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 04:54 PM (5pTK/)

124 I remember riding out Typhoons (west coast sailor) on the submarine. The gentle, almost imperceptible rocking replaced every 6 hours by violent thrashing as we had to come to periscope depth to receive traffic.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 04:53 PM (zhLdt)

We got sucked up to the surface in estimated 100 foot swells one time and bobbed around a bit. That'll make you pucker.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 04:54 PM (yHsuS)

125 >>> 10 It passed over us. Well, the eye ended up going a couple dozen miles up coast, though they were predicting it to hit pretty much at my front door.

We're fine. We lost power briefly a couple of times. That's it.

All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (LvTSG)

Eh, better to do things before you need them even if you end up not needing them, than having to do them when you *really* need to and it's dark and rainy and such.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 30, 2022 04:55 PM (llON8)

126 I am inland. It has been pretty windy the last couple of hours. The last 30 minutes the worst. Hopefully almost done.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at September 30, 2022 04:55 PM (gBvlU)

127 Apparently Putin Speech earlier today:
- 4 Eastern Ukraine/Donbass oblasts formally into Russian Federation.
- Trashes Globo/Homo
- Russians want 1 mother/1father, not parent 1/parent2
- Rails against sexual deviancy brainwashing of children
- "The suppression of moral values acquires the features of Satanism."


Problem with this is that this makes the Left DOUBLE down on their madness and accuse those of us who don't agree to be Putin's stooges.....just like Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 30, 2022 04:55 PM (mR6Gs)

128 When your entire schtick is about how awesome Leftism is and how awful conservatives are, it gets old very quickly.

I mean, its almost all about Trump and who even cares at this point?

I forgot the link

https://tinyurl.com/47nf6mnu

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:55 PM (Ivdso)

129
There are a series of oceanside web cams available for viewing on the surfchex.com link.

This is Cape Hatteras -- https://www.surfchex.com/cams/hatteras-web-cam/

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 04:55 PM (pNxlR)

130 "I'm thinking a lovers quarrel between that pervert and one of the FBI agents"

So a spat between a prevert and a prevert?

Posted by: Bosk at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (v4L7Y)

131 Ah. Thanks very much.

Posted by: NZ Frank with an M2 at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (xodHL)

132 Looks like my aunt and uncle in NC are going to get hit (again). Hopefully my mom can get ahold of them in the next few days to make sure they're okay.

Posted by: pookysgirl, now praying for Caorilnas Morons too at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (XKZwp)

133 Kinda disappointed the hurricane went back onto land in SC, rather than the delmarva peninsula.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (llON8)

134 101 Huh. It looks like there's a possibility that Saturday Night Love might be shutting down. A bunch of cast members bailed right before the premier. A cast member claimed that the show is probably going to die. I mean its cheap to produce and there's not much else to put in that time slot but...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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That show has been dead creatively for a very long time even before wokeism drove a stake through its heart.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (CXr4y)

135 I mentioned often during 2017-2020 that it was sad that the leftards had no sense of humor. Trump was such a rich source of skit material if they would have simply parodied his talking hands and bigly, big league, way of speaking and so on. But they couldn't just do parody of his over the top style because they hated him so much. Or more accurately hated me and other deplorables for having the insolence to elect him.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (3cGpq)

136 "Honey, where's my Prometheus???"
"I dunno, I haven't seen it since the storm!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:37 PM (Ivdso)


We work real hard 'round these parts to keep threads Prometheus-free and then you go and say something like that.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (zhLdt)

137 Problem with this is that this makes the Left DOUBLE down on their madness and accuse those of us who don't agree to be Putin's stooges.....just like Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 30, 2022 04:55 PM (mR6Gs)

They do that regardless.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (yHsuS)

138 It's pretty cool that there are so many bubbleheads in the Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 04:57 PM (xPJvm)

139 Why did they all bail right before premier?

The article doesn't say, they had an unusually gigantic cast the last couple years (they claim it had to do with Wuhan Flu, somehow) so maybe just cutting back but...

I do not recognize a single name in the cast. None of them. I don't know their faces or who they are. I haven't seen a funny skit clip from them since the one they did where a scientist made a dog able to talk and it was a huge Trump supporter. In like, 2017.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 04:58 PM (Ivdso)

140 Noah Rothman in Commentary, denouncing Darth Putin:

Even if everyone’s unconventional ordnance remains blessedly inert, however, Putin’s annexation play has already crossed a historic red line. Yoking a neighboring population and subsuming its territory into your own by force reestablishes the legitimacy of conduct that was properly anathematized by the wars of the 20th century.

Now do East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, Noah.

I supported Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, so I'm not going to pretend that annexation is some unspeakable war crime.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 04:58 PM (I2/tG)

141 122 114 Saturday Night Dead?
Posted by: Tomorrow's headlines at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (sn5EN)

Good.. and take the hags from the View with it
Posted by: It's me donna

With Alec Baldwin guest appearing to apply the coup de grace.

Posted by: Rex B at September 30, 2022 04:58 PM (WtkHN)

142 >>> 111 From the last thread. Why were the damm fbi doing an undercover op on that pair of freaks? Anyone have a clue?
Posted by: NZ Frank with an M2 at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (xodHL)

From what I gather the Anesthesiologist is touched in the head and contacted the Russian Embassy directly and maybe in person. It would be surprising if they didn't pop up immediately at the NSA.
Posted by: Scoundrel what found the last refuge at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (tF/Gf)

So KEEEV outranks gays / trannies on the hierarchy currently?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 30, 2022 04:58 PM (llON8)

143 The Rob Schneider curse is real, isn't it?

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 04:59 PM (3byMq)

144 It's like building in a forest.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 04:42 PM (I2/tG)


Eventually some Ent will get drunk and knock it down?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 04:59 PM (zhLdt)

145 as bad as that.."This what 15ft of storm surge looks like" video is...in fact it looks more like 8-10ft.(nearby water gauge sez 6.8ft)
Max GUSTS ended up at 124mph at only a single location, max GUSTS were around 110 at all of the others. sooo...actual cat 2-cat 3 on saffir scale.(which measure max sustained...not gusts) Friend of my dads was over last night, he's now searching for a replacement car, his '03 lexus got wet on Saninbal, no hurry because until they replace the causeway...no way in or out..

Posted by: birddog at September 30, 2022 05:00 PM (uAI4S)

146 She has told me that if we ever get divorced she's claiming half of my collection just to burn it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:34 PM (LvTSG)

^^Now that's funny!

Posted by: Iris at September 30, 2022 05:00 PM (foa6+)

147 Trump was such a rich source of skit material if they would have simply parodied his talking hands and bigly, big league, way of speaking and so on. But they couldn't just do parody of his over the top style because they hated him so much.

I agree completely. He was a huge target for mockery and satire, but here's the thing. If you want to do good satire and poke fun at something, then you have to like it at least a little. If all you have is hate for the target, then that's all you'll put out there.

Dana Carvey's George Bush was partly so funny and effective because he liked George Bush. Blazing Saddles is so effective because Mel Brooks liked westerns. These guys have nothing but hate for their targets so it ends up bitter, nasty, and not funny.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:00 PM (Ivdso)

148 Problem with this is that this makes the Left DOUBLE down on their madness and accuse those of us who don't agree to be Putin's stooges.....just like Trump.

They probably imagine that the Evangelicals will adopt Alexander Alexandrov's score to Gosudarstvenny gimn SSSR and sing that to some contemporized Psalm.

(though that would be cool to see how the modern Praise Team would jam to that during the so-called worship service)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 30, 2022 05:01 PM (ceWUn)

149 140 Now do East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, Noah.

I supported Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, so I'm not going to pretend that annexation is some unspeakable war crime.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 04:58 PM (I2/tG)

==========

It feels like the historic norm. Right of conquest was kind of how things worked for a long time. Then WWII came along and everyone decided afterwards that it was bad and that borders on maps should never change again.

I've got it! It's Big Atlas behind everything!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 05:01 PM (LvTSG)

150 Looks like Pawley's Island and Georgetown got the brunt of it.


I predict a run on hammocks.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 05:01 PM (C35Jn)

151 >>>That storm surge footage is spooky.

>You can pay more tax dollars to the Democrat party and they will end this climate change nonsense by spending more money, and legislating more laws to save the earth.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 04:38 PM (z+OQR)

And as a bonus, you will no longer have the tech to escape the storm inland in your eco car that can't go more that 100 miles unloaded.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:01 PM (eoQWY)

152 "I remember riding out Typhoons (west coast sailor) on the submarine."

I remember Hugo, when one of our Fast Attacks couldn't sortee out of Charleston.

They pretty much just sat on the bottom of the Cooper river pier side.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 05:01 PM (uLr+K)

153 My sister in S.C. sent me a picture of the Pawleys Island pier, said there goes the pier out to sea. Again. I fished off that pier and snorkeled under it as a little kid every summer.

Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 05:01 PM (/RDPd)

154 Eventually some Ent will get drunk and knock it down?

Trees eventually do one of two things: fall down or catch fire.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (I2/tG)

155 Prayers for Florida.

Put some ice on that, South Carolina.

Posted by: media at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (+R5dc)

156 I supported Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, so I'm not going to pretend that annexation is some unspeakable war crime.

Well I mean... its their land, and was for like 1100 years, its difficult to argue that's a hideous crime against humanity then claim Indians should be able to take back land from the white settlers.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (Ivdso)

157 Satellite imagery of Ian is impressive. Cloud cover from the Hurricane/Tropical Storm covers all of SC, VA, WV, MD, NJ, DE and most of NC, PA and NY.

The rain bands are mostly in NC and SC right now.

We're trying to find out if my wife's sister's family who live somewhere around Charleston, SC are safe. They're not too bright when it comes to preparedness.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (BFigT)

158 From the last thread. Why were the damm fbi doing an undercover op on that pair of freaks? Anyone have a clue?
Posted by: NZ Frank with an M2 at September 30, 2022 04:48 PM (xodHL)


When they come out and say that Trump told them to do it you'll have your answer.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (zhLdt)

159 I've got it! It's Big Atlas behind everything!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

Wouldn't Big Atlas push for constantly changing orders and renaming of countries/regions?

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (MGB5H)

160
"Honey, where's my ________???"
"I dunno, I haven't seen it since the basement flooded!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


... a common conversation around this household about twenty years ago.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:03 PM (pNxlR)

161 With Alec Baldwin guest appearing to apply the coup de grace.

Someone would actually trust him with a loaded firearm?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 30, 2022 05:03 PM (ceWUn)

162 it ends up bitter, nasty, and not funny.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:00 PM (Ivdso)

It got bitter, nasty and not funny 30 years ago.

Posted by: CZ=FNG, Free Republic of Florida at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (MkuC5)

163 That shows just how unfunny Leftism really is. When your entire schtick is about how awesome Leftism is and how awful conservatives are, it gets old very quickly. Surprised it's lasted this long...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (YIVH2)


Inertia. Plus there were a couple dozen bot accounts on Twitter that said it was great.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (zhLdt)

164 Trees eventually do one of two things: fall down or catch fire.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (I2/tG)
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We try our best to make them do both at once!

Posted by: Orcs of Isengard at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (YIVH2)

165 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (LvTSG)

Eh, better to do things before you need them even if you end up not needing them, than having to do them when you *really* need to and it's dark and rainy and such.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 30, 2022 04:55 PM (llON

You can always drink from the bathtub for the next few days so you don't feel cheated.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (eoQWY)

166 159 I've got it! It's Big Atlas behind everything!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

Wouldn't Big Atlas push for constantly changing orders and renaming of countries/regions?
Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (MGB5H)

==========

Big Atlas has become lazy like all bureaucracies regarding their core mission. Maps shouldn't change so they can dedicate all of their resources to DEI.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (LvTSG)

167
Not good, hope it gets out of any area fast.
Miklos is in that area
Posted by: Skip


vic, too, up near Sumner

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (pNxlR)

168 I heard something to the effect that more I-names have been retired for these things than any other letter of the alphabet. Funny how that works.

Posted by: Chevalier d'Eon at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (OUMaO)

169 It feels like the historic norm. Right of conquest was kind of how things worked for a long time.

After hundreds of years of religious wars and brutality, everyone in Europe got together and said "look this sucks and is not helping anyone, let's just agree that its wrong to invade other countries just because you don't like how they do things". Almost all of our ideas of just war, international law, and the existence of national boundaries came from this time period and it was much much better after that for a while.

Now everyone wants to ball that up and throw it away, going back to the VERY bad old days. And yes, I blame the War on Terror for being part of that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (Ivdso)

170
Sumter

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (pNxlR)

171 I've got it! It's Big Atlas behind everything!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

Wouldn't Big Atlas push for constantly changing orders and renaming of countries/regions?

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:02 PM (MGB5H)

That's what Big Atlas would want you to think.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:05 PM (yHsuS)

172 Sigh. I miss the days when you could talk about the weather without it becoming political.

A couple of summer ago, I greeted someone on the bike trail. We both agreed it was hot (mid-day, July, cloudless). Then he starts in on global warming. Ugh.

Posted by: Emmie at September 30, 2022 05:05 PM (6RgRK)

173 Kinda disappointed the hurricane went back onto land in SC, rather than the delmarva peninsula.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 30, 2022 04:56 PM (llON

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When I told the wifey yesterday that Ian have you merged back over the Atlantic and now was heading northwest, she looked at me hopefully and half-jokingly asked "Toward Martha's Vineyard?"

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at September 30, 2022 05:06 PM (4MPwq)

174 Big Atlas has become lazy like all bureaucracies regarding their core mission. Maps shouldn't change so they can dedicate all of their resources to DEI.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Alas, it comes for us all eventually...

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:06 PM (MGB5H)

175 A couple of summer ago, I greeted someone on the bike trail. We both agreed it was hot (mid-day, July, cloudless). Then he starts in on global warming. Ugh.
Posted by: Emmie at September 30, 2022 05:05 PM

I love running into those types when it's 30 below.

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 05:06 PM (wZdQy)

176 Now do East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, Noah.

I supported Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, so I'm not going to pretend that annexation is some unspeakable war crime.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 04:58 PM (I2/tG)


Tibet has entered the chat.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:07 PM (zhLdt)

177
That shows just how unfunny Leftism really is. When your entire schtick is about how awesome Leftism is and how awful conservatives are, it gets old very quickly. Surprised it's lasted this long...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (YIVH2)

Inertia. Plus there were a couple dozen bot accounts on Twitter that said it was great.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland


I have live and brain dead in-laws who did their part in that respect

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:07 PM (pNxlR)

178 Hmm, historically, Russian Czars saw themselves as defenders of Christianity. Interesting.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 04:54 PM (5pTK/)

Same thing with every country's royalty. The Czars may have had a better case by bordering Muslims to the South and non-Christians to the east.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:07 PM (eoQWY)

179 When I told the wifey yesterday that Ian have you merged back over the Atlantic and now was heading northwest, she looked at me hopefully and half-jokingly asked "Toward Martha's Vineyard?"
Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at September 30, 2022 05:06 PM

Good thing the all are welcome here crowd got all those icky brown people to safety! See, they do care!

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 05:08 PM (wZdQy)

180 After hundreds of years of religious wars and brutality, everyone in Europe got together and said "look this sucks and is not helping anyone, let's just agree that its wrong to invade other countries just because you don't like how they do things". Almost all of our ideas of just war, international law, and the existence of national boundaries came from this time period and it was much much better after that for a while.

I very strongly recommend reading "Victory of Reason".

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 30, 2022 05:08 PM (ceWUn)

181 Sumter
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (pNxlR)

—————-

Sumter? I hardly even know her!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:09 PM (u73oe)

182 That shows just how unfunny Leftism really is. When your entire schtick is about how awesome Leftism is and how awful conservatives are, it gets old very quickly. Surprised it's lasted this long...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 04:52 PM (YIVH2)
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Maybe the cast was trying to make the ever so slightest fun of the Left and Micheals said "F*ck off you MAGA Russian spys. You're fired."

Posted by: WisRich at September 30, 2022 05:09 PM (G0vdT)

183 Same thing with every country's royalty. The Czars may have had a better case by bordering Muslims to the South and non-Christians to the east.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:07 PM (eoQWY)
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Well, I just saw it as another data point indicating Putin sees himself as a Czar.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 05:09 PM (5pTK/)

184 Sustained 20+ mph and rain here in piedmont NC. Around 35 mph tonight. 3 - 4 inches of rain.

Posted by: mrp at September 30, 2022 05:09 PM (6eRlp)

185 The west coast would love to have a rain drenching storm . Story of Mother Nature. You always get too much of what you don't need and never enough of what you really need.

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:10 PM (lKM6R)

186 I remember Hugo, when one of our Fast Attacks couldn't sortee out of Charleston.

They pretty much just sat on the bottom of the Cooper river pier side.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 05:01 PM (uLr+K)


We were stuck pier-side for one in Guam because we were doing some work on the engineering plant and couldn't start the reactor. We fired up the diesel, removed shore power, tied up with steel cables rather than rope, submerged as much as we could to reduce sail area and rode it out.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:10 PM (zhLdt)

187 A couple of summer ago, I greeted someone on the bike trail. We both agreed it was hot (mid-day, July, cloudless). Then he starts in on global warming. Ugh.

That 0.2 degrees of warming in the past thirty years sure make a huge difference from downright pleasant to Hell On Earth.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 30, 2022 05:11 PM (ceWUn)

188 The west coast would love to have a rain drenching storm . Story of Mother Nature. You always get too much of what you don't need and never enough of what you really need.
Posted by: polynikes at

There's got to be a fartwell/fang fang/pegging joke in there somewhere. I just dont want to look for it.

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:11 PM (MGB5H)

189 Here in upstate SC (eastern Greenville county) this is probably the worst we'll see. Gusts to 15 mph, less than 2" of rain, in my estimate. I've spent the entire day on the back porch.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 30, 2022 05:11 PM (Mzdiz)

190 I'm guessing someone at SNL did not want to ridicule Biden.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:11 PM (sn5EN)

191 169 It feels like the historic norm. Right of conquest was kind of how things worked for a long time.
================
The Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 instituted the era of the nation state. Arguably, it ended petty wars in favor of very large ones but also instituted the idea that wars must be waged to minimize effects on the citizenry rather than accentuating them. It is a peculiarly Western notion from a particular time and place (Age of Reason).

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:13 PM (CXr4y)

192 I'm guessing someone at SNL did not want to ridicule Biden.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:11 PM

That would require SNL to actually be, you know, funny.

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 05:13 PM (wZdQy)

193 Now everyone wants to ball that up and throw it away, going back to the VERY bad old days. And yes, I blame the War on Terror for being part of that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (Ivdso)


I can see that. If we'd attacked a country in retaliation and then left it would have been one thing but, no, we had to "fix" them.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:13 PM (zhLdt)

194 Here in upstate SC (eastern Greenville county) this is probably the worst we'll see. Gusts to 15 mph, less than 2" of rain, in my estimate. I've spent the entire day on the back porch.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist


Weren't you two settled in Ohio some months ago?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:13 PM (pNxlR)

195 You can always drink from the bathtub for the next few days so you don't feel cheated.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (eoQWY)

Might I suggest the Powder Room Toilet...quite the delicate aroma, light aftertaste.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 05:13 PM (BgMrQ)

196 "It is better to signal virtue than receive" -- Martha's Vineyard.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:13 PM (krQz2)

197 I am guessing nobody at SNL wanted to mock Biden, even if its ridiculously accessible low-hanging fruit. There is so much to make fun of these days, its like the world is throwing ideas at a satirist or a joke writer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:14 PM (Ivdso)

198 I had a friend that did show me a funny SNL skit about "Alexa silver" in 2020 So they did a few funny non political skits up to a few years ago.

Letting politics creep in probably killed the comedy and late night talk shows. First they let the actors jaw about politics instead of just selling their new movies and talking about their pets or family; then they started inviting them to spew politics, then the hosts and their writers abandoned comedy to push their ideals. I don't understand how it can appeal much even to their fellow commie travelers.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 30, 2022 05:14 PM (3cGpq)

199 Here in upstate SC (eastern Greenville county)

God's Country ... and Greer.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at September 30, 2022 05:14 PM (+R5dc)

200 " I'm guessing someone at SNL did not want to ridicule Biden.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:11 PM

That would require SNL to actually be, you know, funny.
Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie?'


That's great if they'd rather shut down the show. Leftists are self-destructive that way.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (sn5EN)

201 After hundreds of years of religious wars and brutality, everyone in Europe got together and said "look this sucks and is not helping anyone, let's just agree that its wrong to invade other countries just because you don't like how they do things". Almost all of our ideas of just war, international law, and the existence of national boundaries came from this time period and it was much much better after that for a while.

Now everyone wants to ball that up and throw it away, going back to the VERY bad old days. And yes, I blame the War on Terror for being part of that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:04 PM (Ivdso)

I don't see the latest years as morally transformative - Europe and the Med in the time when Rome was all powerful was peaceful enough and once that power waned it was time to rebuild the walls around every town. The only thing keeping Europe from warring with each other now were the big boys keeping everyone in line with bribes or threats or police actions and pretending otherwise has led to the West forgetting the realities of politics and diplomacy.

So now we have nations with great power acting like 13 year olds instead of adults.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (eoQWY)

202 Well, I just saw it as another data point indicating Putin sees himself as a Czar.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 05:09 PM (5pTK/)


How long has he been in charge over there? He may have a point.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (zhLdt)

203 178 Hmm, historically, Russian Czars saw themselves as defenders of Christianity. Interesting.
Posted by: blake
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Czars also thought of themselves as the heirs to Rome and its empire. Given a lot of the czars personal behaviors over the years, I would not read too much into that.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (CXr4y)

204 It's bad form to make fun of someone with dementia unless it was Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (lKM6R)

205 Not good, hope it gets out of any area fast.
Miklos is in that area
Posted by: Skip

He's probably getting it worse than us, but not too serious overall. Of course, freak things can happen whenever there are high winds and ground saturation.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 30, 2022 05:16 PM (Mzdiz)

206 The Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 instituted the era of the nation state. Arguably, it ended petty wars in favor of very large ones but also instituted the idea that wars must be waged to minimize effects on the citizenry rather than accentuating them. It is a peculiarly Western notion from a particular time and place (Age of Reason).

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:13 PM (CXr4y)

Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-WO73Dh7rY

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 30, 2022 05:16 PM (BgMrQ)

207 Nood. Bond, Woke Bond.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:16 PM (zhLdt)

208 Given a lot of the czars personal behaviors over the years, I would not read too much into that.
Posted by: whig

Whelp, time to get back under the horse.
-Catherine The Great

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (MGB5H)

209 Roof cleaned off, best prevention

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (xhxe8)

210
Hurricanes come to die in Pennsylvania. Dumping trillions of gallons of water in our rivers. We're #2 in historic flood damage. There are already traffic stopping saw horses at the end of my street because cars will go way underwater if they're not stopped beforehand. Temporary stop signs in position at intersections where lights are bound to fail when the electricity inevitably goes out.

Prediction is for four days of rain to come. No prayers for me, but perhaps for the people in the flood zones that took a hit last year and still haven't recovered. Imagine rivers flowing 30 feet or more above usual and living 15 feet above them. Decades of zoning regulations to try to contain stormwater all doing little except keeping lawyers busy fighting them. Because preventing poor people from purchasing land in flood zones is racist.

/ kicks soapbox away in disgust

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (y3pKJ)

211 Poor folks in Florida are just getting started on the damage assessment, clean up and living with no electricity for the short term.

Just when you get ahead and things start looking better, the insurance goons show up right behind the FEMA gangsters.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (R/m4+)

212 Well, I just saw it as another data point indicating Putin sees himself as a Czar.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 05:09 PM (5pTK/)
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Been there, done that.

Posted by: Cass Sunstein at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (krQz2)

213 After hundreds of years of religious wars and brutality, everyone in Europe got together and said "look this sucks and is not helping anyone, let's just agree that its wrong to invade other countries just because you don't like how they do things". Almost all of our ideas of just war, international law, and the existence of national boundaries came from this time period and it was much much better after that for a while.

I think this is why so many Europeans--not the leaders who just want control, but the people----fetishize the EU and don't want to see it broken up. They believe doing so will lead to wars like in the past.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (mR6Gs)

214 Weren't you two settled in Ohio some months ago?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:13 PM (pNxlR)

Nope, publius has lived here all his life. You might be thinking of Bozo Conservative and Shibumi.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (Mzdiz)

215 Hurricanes bring storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Property is destroyed and people die. I guess a lot of people think the stories about the storms are tall tales, until they see it for themselves.

We've gone through many and have friends and family members who have lost everything, so I'm not unsympathetic to those suffering. Just amazed at some folks reactions, especially the press.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 05:18 PM (AmoqO)

216 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught.
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At least your glass flute got a work out yesterday, James.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (yikp0)

217 A couple of summer ago, I greeted someone on the bike trail. We both agreed it was hot (mid-day, July, cloudless). Then he starts in on global warming. Ugh.
Posted by: Emmie at September 30, 2022 05:05 PM (6RgRK)

^^At work we were talking about the hurricane before the meeting and a woman just repeated that it's just getting worse because of Global Warming! (**face palm***) Otherwise intelligent woman.

Posted by: Iris at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (foa6+)

218 SC seems lucky when it comes to hurricanes since Hugo.

I lived in Rock Hill back then. Hugo was still a Cat 2 when it hit us. Actually got to experience what it felt like to be in the eye, 160 miles inland.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (+R5dc)

219 Sustained 20+ mph and rain here in piedmont NC. Around 35 mph tonight. 3 - 4 inches of rain.
Posted by: mrp at September 30, 2022 05:09 PM (6eRlp)

About the same here in Goldsboro, NC. Tornado watch and we are expecting up to 6 inches of rain. Fayetteville looks like they got hit pretty good.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (OgrpQ)

220 After hundreds of years of religious wars and brutality, everyone in Europe got together and said "look this sucks and is not helping anyone, let's just agree that its wrong to invade other countries just because you don't like how they do things". Almost all of our ideas of just war, international law, and the existence of national boundaries came from this time period and it was much much better after that for a while.

I think this is why so many Europeans--not the leaders who just want control, but the people----fetishize the EU and don't want to see it broken up. They believe doing so will lead to wars like in the past.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (mR6Gs)

Just war is actually a concept from Republican Rome and likely copied from there. They always liked to have a good reason to fight in their own defense, and since they were continually at war they got very good at bending the situation to justify what they kinda wanted to do.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (eoQWY)

221 Have the left found a way to blame DeSantis' warlock energy powers for the resurgence of the hurricane in SC?

That or Trump's weather machine went awry.

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (+mkOR)

222 I don't see the latest years as morally transformative - Europe and the Med in the time when Rome was all powerful was peaceful enough and once that power waned it was time to rebuild the walls around every town. The only thing keeping Europe from warring with each other now were the big boys keeping everyone in line with bribes or threats or police actions and pretending otherwise has led to the West forgetting the realities of politics and diplomacy.

So now we have nations with great power acting like 13 year olds instead of adults. Posted by: Oldcat
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Once a nation starts basing its actions on making others do their bidding, conflict is baked into the cake. Often, the nation initiating any such conflict based on wooly headed notions of 'collective rights' of this or that group eventually comes to rue the day as the losers survive to fight again--with the added incentive of grudge match politics. That is why the era of grabbing other people's land via force pretty much is not compatible with the idea of nation-states. Worked all right when the peasants did not really care who ruled them.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (CXr4y)

223 >>> 16 All of Dolley's preparation for the end of the world up to an including filling the bathtub with water have been for naught. Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 30, 2022 04:26 PM (LvTSG)
That's b/c she did them. If she hadn't, you'd probably have gotten screwed.
Murphy's Law - never doubt it!
Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 04:27 PM (exHjb)


I have friends who will NOT give away their baby stuff for just this reason... and their kids are almost ready to graduate high school! XD

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (+mkOR)

224 Sock-b-gone.

Posted by: Brother Tim, still the worst commenter on the blog at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (OUMaO)

225 God's Country ... and Greer Grrrrrr.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Challenger Survivor at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (uLr+K)

226 I may be in the minority but should someone start with global warming/climate crisis bullshit my first instinct is to beat them senseless.

Then piss on 'em and tell them it's rain.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (BFigT)

227 Just war is actually a concept from Republican Rome and likely copied from there. They always liked to have a good reason to fight in their own defense, and since they were continually at war they got very good at bending the situation to justify what they kinda wanted to do.

Posted by: Oldcat
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St Augustine, not Rome as an explanation of how Christianity and the wars could be justified under the faith. Rome itself was actually quite into increasing its land area via wars.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (CXr4y)

228 >>> At least your glass flute got a work out yesterday, James. Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (yikp0)

At least they didn't recreate a scene from American Pie with it... though twerking with his flute is still pretty cringe.

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (+mkOR)

229 I lived in Rock Hill back then. Hugo was still a Cat 2 when it hit us. Actually got to experience what it felt like to be in the eye, 160 miles inland.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer


You will experience few things more surreal than looking up at night as the eye of a hurricane passes over you. I hope to God never to see such a thing again.

Posted by: Brother Tim, still the worst commenter on the blog at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (OUMaO)

230 215 Hurricanes bring storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Property is destroyed and people die. I guess a lot of people think the stories about the storms are tall tales, until they see it for themselves.

We've gone through many and have friends and family members who have lost everything, so I'm not unsympathetic to those suffering. Just amazed at some folks reactions, especially the press.

Posted by: Javems
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Realists tend to be pessimists in believing there is nothing new under the sun but most people want to avoid thinking unpleasant thoughts as though Big Govt or 'good intentions' will shield them from suffering.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (CXr4y)

231 I think this is why so many Europeans--not the leaders who just want control, but the people----fetishize the EU and don't want to see it broken up. They believe doing so will lead to wars like in the past.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 30, 2022 05:17 PM (mR6Gs)

If it doesn't break up, it will lead to the other kind of war, where the government sends in troops to repress unruly subjects. Look at the way the EU treats Poland/Hungary for not playing ball, and to a lesser extent how they drove England to Brexit.

Peace/Order/Tolerance/Negotiation comes from a mindset, not the size of the country. Our nation had only one civil war because we had a lot of common heritage and ideas and ways to agreeably come to a common solution most can accept, and the elites had a practical sense of what bad stuff can happen if you don't act civilized.

The EU has none of those advantages and like us, has an elite that is increasingly fixated on their impractical ideas and has no sense of responsibility to the citizens or fear of the consequences of uncivilized actions on their part.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (eoQWY)

232 Maybe they should do a Saturday Night Trans?
I hear that might be popular with the folks.

Posted by: Bosk at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (v4L7Y)

233 nood -- james bond takes a wiz

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (yikp0)

234 St Augustine, not Rome as an explanation of how Christianity and the wars could be justified under the faith. Rome itself was actually quite into increasing its land area via wars.
Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (CXr4y)

Sure, but they were all *justified*! Says so right on the forms they filled out.

But ironically, post Punic Wars a lot of kinglet states gave their countries to Rome to avoid local civil wars as inheritances. The Roman tax farmers where bad, but they saw civil wars as worse.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (eoQWY)

235 Glad to James Madison and Dolley and the boys are o.k. I was also wondering about Jane D'oh. She lives on an island of the coast of SC, doesn't she?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (vJUMU)

236 Hurricane Alisha in texas '83, at that time one of the worst to hit mainland, name retired....taped all of the windows, got a couple of kegs, everybody brought a bottle, cooked a brisket...filled all three bathtubs, even the 6ft round one...only water damage was from over filling it, soaking the carpet. some trees down, short term flooding of low lying areas...BIG issue was Houston had boomed and many many new tall "glass" buildings had gone up...most had tar/gravel roofs...the wind blew the gravel into the surrounding glass and the downtown streets were three feet deep in it....papers from the blown out window offices was found up to 50 miles away. Most hurricanes we headed to the coast and surfed until we just couldn't anymore...waves too blown out, or we were too worn out. The beach house we hung out at on Surfside finally went bye bye during Harvey

Posted by: birddog at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (uAI4S)

237 Saw some headline "Putin stages largest Land Grab since WW2!!!"
Uhmm...did ya miss the whole ISIS thang somehow???
Closer to home, Obama Biden gobbled more sq miles of US territory into Federal Lands than Putin seized..
"Stroke of the Pen...Law of the Land, pretty cool"

Posted by: birddog at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (uAI4S)

238 The storm surge hit Pawley's Island at high tide, dammit. Georgetown was also badly flooded. Huge mess, even with a Cat. 1 hurricane.

My cousins are planning to stay on the island in October; they're waiting to hear if that will be possible.

Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (2Lh5h)

239 Online there is a dramatic photo of the Pawleys pier completely under the waves -- it was washed south along the beach, completely destroyed.

Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (2Lh5h)

240 They,ll call it Proof of Climate Change like they did with Katrina, Sandy, Harvey and Irma

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at September 30, 2022 06:54 PM (wGqjj)

241 Trees down all around, but the old brickhouse is weathertight. Storm passed and now is north of Georgetown/MB. Now its a matter of saturated soil and other water issues. Storm sent the bikers packing so it should be a quite weekend.

Posted by: LockeCommon at September 30, 2022 07:42 PM (5tWDT)

242 to any idiots u encounter that say "unprecedented" "global warming"

On the bldgs in downtown Charleston, there are markers ~12 ft-16 ft high where a previous hurricane's waters went.

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Posted by: Karen Merritt at October 01, 2022 02:18 AM (tIsvw)

First Trans Army Officer Indicted For Attempting to Give Confidential Medical Records of Fellow Soldiers to Russians

Another historic "first," but one the media does not seem very interested in trumpeting.

Also, his wife was indicted. Who is a university professor.

At Johns Hopkins. The university that pioneered transgender surgery. And sex-changes for children.

historicfirsttraitor.jpg

The perfect progressive couple. I bet they have like fifteen of those "In This House" yard signs, Signaling their every Virtue.

The Army's first openly transgender officer was indicted Thursday on charges of trying to provide American soldiers' medical information to the Russian government.

A federal grand jury in Baltimore indicted Jamie Lee Henry and his wife, Anna Gabrielian, on charges of conspiracy and wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information. According to prosecutors, the couple met last month with an undercover FBI agent posing as a Russian diplomat and offered medical information from Fort Bragg, the home of the military's elite Delta Force.


Gabrielian, an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins University, told the undercover agent during an Aug. 17 meeting that "she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia to provide any assistance she could to Russia, even if it meant being fired or going to jail," according to the indictment. Gabrielian gave the undercover agent medical information on a spouse of someone who works in the Office of Naval Intelligence, and "highlighted" a medical issue that "Russia could exploit."

Henry, a doctor at Fort Bragg, gave the undercover agent information on five patients at the military facility, according to the indictment, first reported by the Baltimore Banner.

Henry has been praised as a pioneer of the transgender movement after coming out as transgender in an interview with BuzzFeed News in 2015. Henry claimed to be the first known active-duty Army officer to come out as transgender, and the first to legally change their name while in service.

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Betcha he won't be celebrated as the historic "First" traitor he is now. Although maybe the media will start referring to him as "another white male Russian traitor."

I wrote that as snark, but it turns out the snark was in fact... 100% accurate. Both the DOJ and the media are refusing to report that this man's trans identity, or his "historic" status as the first trans army officer.

In fact, both the politically-correct DOJ and some of the trans-ally media are referring to him exclusively by he/him pronouns and calling him a man and the "husband" to the wife.

And they're calling him only by his last name, Henry. Which is, coincidentally enough, a male first name. His assumed female name is "Jamie Lee." Apparently they're refusing to honor this Trans Hero's chosen female name.

Chad Felix Greene
@chadfelixg


The 1st openly transgender officer commits treason and the DOJ and media misgender her and none of the major news orgs seem interested in reporting any of it.


Chad Felix Greene
@chadfelixg

I notice there are very few articles about the 1st Trans Officer giving info to Russia and its been over an hour...


Will Reuters be deplatformed by Twitter for misgendering Jamie Lee? Is it only the legacy media which is permitted to misgender trans people, at their own whim?

Why is that? Do Twitter's "misgendering"/"hate speech" policies apply to everyone or just to its conservative enemies?

Will Twitter and YouTube deplatform the Department of Justice? If not, why not?

Do leftists have immunity to the Tech Monopolists' so-called rules? If they do, then they are in violation of the "good faith" requirement of s.230 immunity.


Again, why isn't Newsweek now being deplatformed? LibsofTikTok was just given a one week suspension for "misgendering" someone, which Twitter claimed was "hate speech;" why is Newsweek not given this exact same penalty?


Chad Felix Greene
@chadfelixg

It matters if the government and media are attempting to protect the LGBT community from scrutiny by disguising the gender identity of a government person charged with wrongdoing.


Now this is what you call "trans-erasure."

Why are Twitter's leftwing allies allowed to engage in trans-erasure for their own political purposes?

Is this the new rule? You're the sex you claim you are until you commit a heinous crime, and then the government and media pretend you're not trans in order to protect the trans community?

If that's the case, why do they insist on pretending the obvious male pedophiles of antifa are "women"?

Update: The reporter at Reuters has now sexplained that "Henry" decided to "misgender" himself in court, suddenly becoming a "he/him" again when he was accused of being a Russian spy.

Does this mean Henry will be deplatformed? Do you get to turn your Deeply-Felt Gender Identity on and off like a desk-lamp?

If I decide to call this pyrsyn "her" as he was calling himself five days ago, will I get deplaformed? Or banned by PayPal?

Are we all required to keep careful track of what pronouns transsexuals are using today in order to keep from being deplatformed?

Looking to the future, I can see this man attempting an insanity defense, which would leave the left in a difficult position -- would they support the insanity defense to let this "hero" off without criminal liability? But in doing so, wouldn't that be... raising the question of whether mental illness makes other such heroes not necessarily great security risks?

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1 Oh boy.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at September 30, 2022 03:25 PM (ytSiK)

2 The barrel awaits for thee.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at September 30, 2022 03:27 PM (Hh3y4)

3 "Deplatformed." Yeah, that's the ticket. We want that.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at September 30, 2022 03:27 PM (x61Im)

4 Oh my.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at September 30, 2022 03:27 PM (ytSiK)

5 I guess all the Usual Suspect fed agencies believe a transpyrsyn's pronouns are gender fluid

Posted by: kallisto at September 30, 2022 03:28 PM (dCxaZ)

6
This guy, the guy from the last thread, Vindman, Milley, etc.

This is your officer corps. Good times ahead. You know they aren't planning to use these guys for foreign wars.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 03:28 PM (oINRc)

7 The degeneration is accelerating exponentially.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 03:28 PM (oTZbj)

8 sumptin stinks in all this and it aint his cunt

Posted by: REDACTED at September 30, 2022 03:28 PM (us2H3)

9 So the entire media should be deplatformed? Sounds good to me!

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at September 30, 2022 03:28 PM (Hh3y4)

10 pow! right in the middle

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 03:28 PM (3byMq)

11 Bring ALL THE FONTS - hidden quote from The Professional.

Posted by: Scott_T at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (2waQ7)

12 Historic first tranny spy?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (yHsuS)

13 Yeah I am guessing that this will be promoted as a white male (maybe even MAGA) nationalist who sold out the Russia, probably to help Trump somehow. Being a tranny pervert will not be mentioned if at all possible to avoid.

It is hilarious watching the press and military "misgender" this fruitbag though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (Ivdso)

14 ace makes fridays fun!

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (3byMq)

15 Has anyone ever asked King Harv what his pronouns are?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (AIR/R)

16 Mentally ill people don't make great soldiers.
Surprising.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (VdGjU)

17 Good grief, Ace.
That picture!

Posted by: wth at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (v0R5T)

18 That looks like what POWs would wear when putting on shows in Colditz.

Gentleman's F for effort.

Posted by: spindrift at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (h5TKJ)

19 Centered, unlike the Army pretend woman.

I'm pretty sure there was a commercial promoting trannies in the military and one of the obviously male looking 'female' officers looked suspiciously like this dude in a dress. I'll go look, but I suspect it is scrubbed.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (fs1hN)

20 gently, I spread her comments

Posted by: REDACTED at September 30, 2022 03:29 PM (us2H3)

21 Ick.
And Levenworth. Turning big rocks into small rocks.

Posted by: Bosk at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (v4L7Y)

22 I feel centered right now.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (AIR/R)

23
Boy, that Adam's apple work was worth every penny!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (pNxlR)

24 FREAKSHOW, BABY!!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (wtvvX)

25 Good grief; Most men who become fake woman are unattractive. Looks ridiculous. Cross dressers-who are actually men and cross dress as a job and with do it with style usually -do a much better job-maybe because they know they're not a woman. The wife is attractive. Did she get married to the guy just so she could get him to spy?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (vH/6k)

26 But in doing so, wouldn't that be... raising the question of whether mental illness makes other such heroes not necessarily great security risks?

Or the idea that a man thinking that he is a woman and wanting to hack pieces off is a sign of mental illness?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (Ivdso)

27 Should've had a trigger warning on that pic Ace.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (Hh3y4)

28 whacky ace is the best Chuy

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

29 Wasn't traitor Bradly Manning a mentally ill transexual also selling info to our enemies?

Maybe having mentally ill people in the armed services is a bad idea.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (u4CEu)

30 They should shoot him where his dick used to be.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (mSy8I)

31 "Are we all required to keep careful track of what pronouns transsexuals are using today in order to keep from being deplatformed?"

Oh, I think we all know the answer to this question.

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (ftFVW)

32 The endless parade of human debris marches on.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (Xrfse)

33 That looks like what POWs would wear when putting on shows in Colditz.

Exactly. That's Klinger level of cross dressing, just put on a skirt and change your hair slightly. Look I'm a chick!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (Ivdso)

34 This is what is known as, "Progress."

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (oTZbj)

35 He's got Gary Busey teefs.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (4I/2K)

36 Wasn't traitor Bradly Manning a mentally ill transexual also selling info to our enemies?

Maybe having mentally ill people in the armed services is a bad idea.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (u4CEu)

I think he claimed trans after the crime.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (yHsuS)

37 Or the idea that a man thinking that he is a woman and wanting to hack pieces off is a sign of mental illness? Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:30 PM (Ivdso)

If your brain says you're one thing and your body says you're the other, the problem isn't your body.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (7B5FA)

38 Wow, its almost like giving people who deny REALITY... ie have mental issues... access to important information, is a BAD IDEA.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (oHd/0)

39 Hi, Fen. How are you?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (AIR/R)

40 DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (u4CEu)

41 That guy puts as much effort into being a woman as Gary Bussey did in Under Siege.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:32 PM (Ivdso)

42 Update: The reporter at Reuters has now sexplained that "Henry" decided to "misgender" himself in court, suddenly becoming a "he/him" again when he was accused of being a Russian spy.

Maybe he's trying one of those stupid Sovereign Citizen defenses. If he keeps changing his gender, then he's a different person, right?

"That person on your charging docs isn't me, Judge. I'm a man. You have the wrong person!"

Posted by: bonhomme at September 30, 2022 03:32 PM (eyxn4)

43 Can't we just execute them both and move on with our day?

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 03:32 PM (wZdQy)

44 Betcha he won't be celebrated as the historic "First" traitor he is now. Although maybe the media will start referring to him as "another white male Russian traitor."

Fuck you.

Posted by: Bradley Manning at September 30, 2022 03:32 PM (kOpft)

45 >>>>Now this is what you call "trans-erasure."

Why are Twitter's leftwing allies allowed to engage in trans-erasure for their own political purposes?


Help, help! The left are committing TRANS-ERASURE.

Well done, Chuy!!

Posted by: Prime Sister at September 30, 2022 03:32 PM (tQL7r)

46 Intellectually flexible = woke. Ok guy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at September 30, 2022 03:32 PM (VtqbX)

47 Pootin made him gay.
Or something.

Posted by: wth at September 30, 2022 03:32 PM (v0R5T)

48 Has anyone ever asked King Harv what his pronouns are?

King Harv passed away a couple of weeks ago.
I got a nice note from his family. People loved him.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at September 30, 2022 03:32 PM (x61Im)

49 Today is National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada. It's based on an event that never happened.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (VdGjU)

50 Saw the pic and thought Ann Coulter got a haircut.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (xPl2J)

51 Is he truly mutilated, or just playing dressup?

Posted by: kraken at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (Vr12I)

52 Most men who become fake woman are unattractive.

But only most!

Posted by: HeelvsBabyface at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (kOpft)

53 If he keeps changing his gender, then he's a different person, right?

Sure, why not? They claim that the person they were before the "change" is dead. "You can't charge a dead person. That's not me any longer."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (Ivdso)

54 Henry (?) looks like Gary Busey in drag, like in Under Siege.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (Rl7KJ)

55 Hmmm... wife says Patriotic to RUSSIA.

Dual Citizen? Almost like dual citizens having dual LOYALTIES is a BAD IDEA... right Supreme Court?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (oHd/0)

56 Goiters seemed to be in fashion with the left

this is stunning frontal design

Posted by: REDACTED at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (us2H3)

57 "trans-erasure"?

No, Erasure was just gay.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (wBpKf)

58 "That guy puts as much effort into being a woman as Gary Bussey did in Under Siege."

Lol. Spot on.
Now I'm thinking about that gal that was in the cake.
yowza.

Posted by: Bosk at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (v4L7Y)

59 Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 30, 2022 03:31 PM (AIR/R)

O.K. Just very tired. How are you?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (vH/6k)

60 From the last thread, Israel wasn't a place where murderers could hide. Israel was a place where they didn't allow vigilante justice, so they protected murderers from vigilante justice and convened a trial.

Numbers 35:12 "They will be places of refuge from the avenger, so that anyone accused of murder may not die before they stand trial before the assembly."

Posted by: bonhomme at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (eyxn4)

61 53 If he keeps changing his gender, then he's a different person, right?

Sure, why not? They claim that the person they were before the "change" is dead. "You can't charge a dead person. That's not me any longer."
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (Ivdso)

By constantly changing identities... going for an insanity defense? Split Personality stuff perhaps?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (oHd/0)

62 That's a lot of taxpayer money down the shitter for the tranny's education

Posted by: NCKate at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (0R0Vd)

63 48 What?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (AIR/R)

64 Henry (?) looks like Gary Busey in drag, like in Under Siege.

*high five*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (Ivdso)

65 Major Adam's Apple has one big enough that AOC could eat that apple thru a picket fence without getting any splinters.

The Webb Space Telescope took one look at that throat bulge and got it confused with a galactic kegger event.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (JOtiF)

66 The carnival freaks just keep gettin' freakier.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 30, 2022 03:34 PM (Xrfse)

67 Was Jamie Lee banging his uterus owning spouse with his girl dick?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (YfcgY)

68 The whole reason Vlad is the biggest Hitler since Hitler is because he stopped allowing gay couple to adopt Russian kids, so this is really an amusing story.

Apparently Mr/Mrs Historic LBGTQblahblah didn't care though when there was money to be made

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (ESjRY)

69 He really ought to look into extensions to help with his hair styling. Still way off the mark from being a woman regarding that.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (TNyrE)

70 Over hill, over dale,
We will hit the shemale trail,
and the trannies go swinging their schlongs...

In and out, hear them pout,
Snip snip and and right about,
and the trannies go swinging their schlongs...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (R/m4+)

71 This guy, the guy from the last thread, Vindman, Milley, etc.

This is your officer corps. Good times ahead. You know they aren't planning to use these guys for foreign wars.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
___

Makes you want to run out and enlist, doesn't it?

Posted by: SMH at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (tKb8s)

72 never say to this guy

Would you like a foot in your ass ?

Posted by: REDACTED at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (us2H3)

73 Apparently Russia made "Henry" an offer he couldn't refuse, J.Lo tickets.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (TkdUX)

74 Yaknow, wearing a sleeveless top just sort of accentuates your man shoulders and upper arms.

Maybe he should try a sundress and a pretty floral bonnet.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (4I/2K)

75 Now I'm thinking about that gal that was in the cake.

The lovely, if not particularly talented, Erika Eleniak.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (Ivdso)

76 Saw the pic and thought Ann Coulter got a haircut.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (xPl2J)

lol

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (yHsuS)

77 Dead naming! I just can't even!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (ZSK0i)

78 Update: The reporter at Reuters has now sexplained that "Henry" decided to "misgender" himself in court, suddenly becoming a "he/him" again when he was accused of being a Russian spy.

If true then he is violation of multiple articles of the UCMJ as regards to dress and appearance.
Besides the treason of course.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (anj39)

79 I'm starting to understand why the NeverTrumpers are such big fans of the military.

Posted by: Wally at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (FJYfm)

80 Hey, who told that guy that those earrings go with that dress? He got pranked. Chrysler Imperial hood ornaments are not for the ears.

Posted by: Orson at September 30, 2022 03:35 PM (Hm1Og)

81 Dude, fix that Adam's Apple and get your prostate removed.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 30, 2022 03:36 PM (UEL2X)

82 He’s rockin’ a Front Fetterman.

Posted by: kraken at September 30, 2022 03:36 PM (Vr12I)

83 security clearances must be real easy to get now.
Used to all this guys issues would be disqualifiers.
and is his wife Russian?
That would have gotten greater scrutiny as well

Posted by: Beeman at September 30, 2022 03:36 PM (nXRF9)

84 5 I guess all the Usual Suspect fed agencies believe a transpyrsyn's pronouns are gender fluid
Posted by: kallisto at September 30, 2022 03:28 PM (dCxaZ)

There's gender fluid...

...and then there's "essence."

Posted by: CZ=FNG, Free Republic of Florida at September 30, 2022 03:36 PM (MkuC5)

85 Here's what I'm talking about:

https://tinyurl.com/2p9buytx

https://tinyurl.com/2dnu325w

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 03:36 PM (Rl7KJ)

86 Sorry that you’re tired, Fen. I’m OK. Looking forward to the weekend.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 30, 2022 03:36 PM (AIR/R)

87 Well, "she" can sit in Nidal Hassan's lap as they both go before the firing squad in February of 2025.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2022 03:36 PM (fI6AT)

88 Tiene verga?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at September 30, 2022 03:36 PM (u4CEu)

89 Bet it has seen "Brokeback Mountain" a few times

Posted by: REDACTED at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (us2H3)

90 Maybe with longer hair and some eyeliner, fake tits, etc.
NAH

Posted by: some Homo at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (v0R5T)

91 This shit started almost immediately after Clinton's don't ask don't tell. It was being promoted on a Marine base near where I grew up in the late 90's.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (Ef/qS)

92 But also note, this was a sting operation.

Yup... no Russians actually involved... except maybe the wife.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (oHd/0)

93 Saw the pic and thought Ann Coulter got a haircut.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 30, 2022 03:33 PM (xPl2J)


Ace level cruelty, right there.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (JOtiF)

94 Do we still kill bitches for treason?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (flINI)

95 Fearless prediction: this mutant freak and his fucked-in-the-head wife will walk

Posted by: Elric Blade at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (iFTx/)

96 An Israeli intelligence firm is reporting an "irregular deployment" of TU-160 and TU-95 Russian strategic nuclear bombers from their normal base deep inside Russia to the Kola Peninsula, near the Norwegian border.

October is going to be **really** fun.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (I2/tG)

97 Sailor found not guilty of Bonhomme Richard arson

A Navy judge has ruled a sailor was not guilty of setting a fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego in 2020.

The ruling Friday came after a nine-day trial at Naval Base San Diego.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=131440

Posted by: SMH at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (tKb8s)

98 Henry has been praised as a pioneer of the transgender movement after coming out as transgender in an interview with BuzzFeed News in 2015.

Henry claimed to be the first known active-duty Army officer to



suffer mental disease.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (UEL2X)

99 Does slipping on a frock increase chances of prom(

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (VdGjU)

100 We never should have enshrined tolerance as a virtue

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (XvPQV)

101 That dude is about as convincing as a woman as Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, i.e. not convincing.

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (ftFVW)

102 That picture... Who did he think he was fooling?

Posted by: 496 at September 30, 2022 03:37 PM (VJsqe)

103 Its earrings are horrid.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Fashionista at September 30, 2022 03:38 PM (XIJ/X)

104 These people are sincerely mentally deranged, and so do t want any of them around my two kids currently serving.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at September 30, 2022 03:38 PM (XlEmZ)

105 I always thought Julie McCullough was the much cuter playboy bunny who did well. She was the girlfriend on Growing Pains for a couple years and did some other stuff.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 03:38 PM (Ivdso)

106 >>>Wow, its almost like giving people who deny REALITY... ie have mental issues... access to important information, is a BAD IDEA.

Fuck you.

Posted by: Reality Winner at September 30, 2022 03:38 PM (Y0ToL)

107 By the way check out this picture of "Ms Jaime Henry" https://tinyurl.com/3p3tau7a

You wouldn't even think it was anything other then a somewhat ugly guy on the street...he, or she, isn't even trying.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2022 03:38 PM (ESjRY)

108 An Israeli intelligence firm is reporting an "irregular deployment" of TU-160 and TU-95 Russian strategic nuclear bombers from their normal base deep inside Russia to the Kola Peninsula, near the Norwegian border.

October is going to be **really** fun.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


I was hoping summer was over. I'm tired of this damn heat.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 30, 2022 03:38 PM (UEL2X)