Contextualize Everything, Part I: Advertising [Joe Mannix]

People lie. Advertisers, press and government (those last two being essentially the same) seem to lie as they breathe. Despite this, the best manipulations aren’t exactly lies. The best manipulations are contextless truth that attempt to guide you toward the manipulator’s desired conclusion. This is constantly on display in mass media, and the best defense against it is to add the missing context. When you see a fact, attempt to contextualize it, no matter what. This may mean doing a bit of research. This may mean sitting there and thinking about it for a while, to find the logical trap. This may mean trying to assess motivation and working backward.

This series will look at two examples of claims and the way the claim is made, add context where possible, and assess whether the conclusion changes or picks up an asterisk after doing those things. We’ll take one example from each of advertising and government.

Let’s begin with advertising.

I’ll pick on Allstate, but every auto insurance company does this and Allstate is not special. Here’s a 14-second TV commercial (on iSpot.tv).
The claim: “Drivers who switched and saved averaged $718 [in savings]”

So how do we assess this claim? It is based on private industry data and an internal survey per the fine print at the end of the spot (“Average annual auto insurance savings reported by new customers surveyed who saved with Allstate in 2019”). We can’t independently validate the number, so we’ll assume it’s correct. It is based on a survey of their new customers who saved money as compared to their prior carrier.

Now we have everything we need if we just think about it. And when we think about it, we find the manipulation: cherry-picked data. It isn’t savings against the industry. It isn’t savings against your state or city. It isn’t savings on average. It is savings among customers who switched to them. And what would motivate a customer to switch carriers? Car insurance is a pain in the ass. You’re not going to switch unless you despise your current carrier or the savings are significant. It’s painful to switch carriers and you’re probably not going to do it for twenty bucks a year. This is a self-selected and limited data set. The play is obvious: when you have an ideal data set, the desired statistic is often easy to find.

What they want you to think: I can save a ton by switching to Allstate.

What the context adds: Some people saved by switching to Allstate, but I don’t know how many people, what their circumstances were, or if it applies to me.

A better-informed conclusion: I might be able to save, but it is going to take some work and some shopping to find out and it might not be worth it to find out depending on how much I spend today.

This is advertising, so it is the most honest of the three examples. Next time, we’ll look at a news report about a government budget proposal, do a lot more leg work and see what we find there when we add context.

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1
Sponge!

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:15 PM (F9322)

2 Good afternoon everyone - I nooded.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 05:16 PM (jZSOU)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 05:16 PM (arJlL)

4 Good thing I despise advertising.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 05:18 PM (6euYL)

5 Hiya Mannix !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 05:18 PM (arJlL)

6 Actually, it tells you that those that switched and did NOT save are already excluded, so it is even more biased a measure.

Normally, there is a tendency for switches to end with net savings, but here they are explicitly leaving those that switched and paid more for whatever reason out.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 23, 2021 05:18 PM (eoQWY)

7 My Operations Professors in college referred to 'Marketing' as 'Pandering'.

Every. Damn. Day.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 05:18 PM (jZSOU)

8 Mayhem was possibly the best thing to ever come out of car insurance commercials

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at November 23, 2021 05:19 PM (hQVBP)

9 I can save a ton by switching to Allstate.

Allstate has traditionally had the cheapest rates of the major insurers, but made up for it by being the stingiest in actually paying out claims.

You get what you pay for.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 23, 2021 05:19 PM (I2/tG)

10 Anybody got a good rundown on the Ahmaud Arbery case? I haven't seen much.

Posted by: red speck at November 23, 2021 05:19 PM (gS3OW)

11 Now do 'size doesn't matter'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 05:20 PM (V6f9+)

12 I can't believe people expect consumers to do work to save money.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at November 23, 2021 05:20 PM (oWBc3)

13 Mayhem was possibly the best thing to ever come out of car insurance commercials
Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger

"It's Jake, from State Farm."

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 05:20 PM (jZSOU)

14 We could save 30 percent or more by switching back to Trump.

Posted by: Czech Chick at November 23, 2021 05:20 PM (haWye)

15 A lot like Liberty Mutual's "you only pay for what you need."

No shit. Just like very other insurance company ever.

"Why am I paying for yacht insurance? Honey! what's the number for Liberty Mutual?"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at November 23, 2021 05:20 PM (x8Wzq)

16 If you like chocolate dipped candy coated peanuts, they sell a store brand knock off at Trader Joes.

Why not M&Ms? They are the same company selling Twix. Contextualize that advertising.

Posted by: fluffy at November 23, 2021 05:20 PM (UnQlg)

17 Everyone is trying to put their hand in your pocket.

Everyone.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 05:21 PM (OCTRt)

18 Do most people like me already assume advertising tosses in a bit of BS?

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2021 05:21 PM (2JoB8)

19 Has anyone come up with a study of how much people know (and with what accuracy) based on what their news sources are? It would be hard to identify who the actual CNN or WaPo idiots are.

But it'd be fun to present them with the results. Occurred to me during the Rittenhouse trial, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Eeyore at November 23, 2021 05:21 PM (7X3UV)

20 I didn't read the post ( I'm a moron in good standing), but advertising is very much related to the whole COVID scam. El gato malo has another excellent post about it:

https://tinyurl.com/urh6c9sk

I know I harp on this more than necessary, but I'm at ground zero for this madness and I'm so frickin' sick of it I could scream (which I did at a total stranger). I know, I know.... move. But I'd have to leave my family. So I'm stuck. I always thought I was making good choices, but they're all biting me in the ass.

Posted by: InCali at November 23, 2021 05:21 PM (QJTjB)

21 A Joe Mannix Post and no Cheesecake!?


WTF

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:21 PM (4/+ky)

22 The only time I would be tempted to switch is when getting anal probed in higher rates as a result of buying a new car. You can switch and get an introductory discount for a little while but once that period is over the anal probing commences

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at November 23, 2021 05:22 PM (hQVBP)

23
Next thing you'll tell me is that it's impossible for every CBS tv show to be "the #1 Hit TV show in the country!" at the same time.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 05:22 PM (f9z5j)

24 >>Has anyone come up with a study of how much people know (and with what accuracy) based on what their news sources are?


Barris has polled this and claims MSNBC viewers are the most ignorant class of News Consumer.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:22 PM (4/+ky)

25 Even a cave man could do it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 23, 2021 05:23 PM (63Dwl)

26 Has anyone come up with a study of how much people know (and with what accuracy) based on what their news sources are? It would be hard to identify who the actual CNN or WaPo idiots are.

I remember the media doing this with their favorite lefty talking points a number of years ago so they could say fox viewers were the worst informed.

Posted by: InCali at November 23, 2021 05:23 PM (QJTjB)

27 A Joe Mannix Post and no Cheesecake!?

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:21 PM (4/+ky)

He's falling down on the job, and i find it completely unacceptable.

He'll be getting a written reprimand at the Blog Meeting.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 05:23 PM (Q9lwr)

28 What genius thought that using Snoopy in MetLife ads was the way to go?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 05:24 PM (jZSOU)

29 Hats for bats. Keep bats warm.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 23, 2021 05:24 PM (1SMSr)

30 Why is there always math on the thread?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:24 PM (2JVJo)

31 >>He'll be getting a written reprimand at the Blog Meeting.


Roll in the Barrel.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:24 PM (4/+ky)

32 Interesting presentation! This type of critical thinking skill seems to be very lacking among the youngsters today. Now get off my lawn!

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2021 05:25 PM (Ed8Zd)

33 Has anyone come up with a study of how much people know (and with what accuracy) based on what their news sources are? It would be hard to identify who the actual CNN or WaPo idiots are.

But it'd be fun to present them with the results. Occurred to me during the Rittenhouse trial, for obvious reasons.
Posted by: Eeyore at November 23, 2021 05:21 PM (7X3UV)


There's only one problem: Fact Checkers.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 23, 2021 05:25 PM (AiZBA)

34 One of my favorites is "9 out 10 doctors surveyed agree..." leading the unsuspecting to think that means "90% of doctors" when all it means is "We asked 10 doctors, chosen by us, and 9 of them said what we paid them to say. The other would have too but we didn't think you'd buy 10 of 10."

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 05:25 PM (nfrXX)

35 My "favorite" headline (from 2001) is "Bush Aide Caught Red-Handed"
Wow. That evil Bush. I don't even need to read the article.
First paragraph: "A former aide to George W. Bush's campaign media adviser was sentenced Friday to one year in prison and fined $3,000 after she admitted stealing and mailing a Bush debate practice videotape to Al Gore's campaign"

Wouldn't "Gore Spy Caught Red-Handed" be a more accurate headline?

Posted by: Chuck C at November 23, 2021 05:25 PM (EughT)

36 Everyone is trying to put their hand in your pocket.
Everyone.

********

This statement is false as Zooey Deschanel has never once tried to put her hand down my pants

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at November 23, 2021 05:25 PM (hQVBP)

37 Everyone is trying to put their hand in your pocket.

Everyone.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 05:21 PM (OCTRt)


**checks pocket, does not see Dita Von Teese's hand**

I rate this claim as false.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:26 PM (2JVJo)

38 So I shouldn't believe every single word in a movie that was "Inspired by real life events"?

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM (VJsqe)

39 Mayhem was possibly the best thing to ever come out of car insurance commercials
Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at November 23, 2021 05:19


Ahem.

Posted by: Erin Esurance at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM (EughT)

40 Why is there always math on the thread?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:24 PM (2JVJo)
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Ahem. There was no math on the homeschool thread.

Posted by: bluebell at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM (wyw4S)

41 We could save 30 percent or more by switching back to Trump.
Posted by: Czech Chick at November 23, 2021 05:20 PM (haWye)

lol

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM (Ed8Zd)

42 This statement is false as Zooey Deschanel has never once tried to put her hand down my pants
Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at November 23, 2021 05:25 PM (hQVBP)

She's too busy getting serenaded by Will Ferrell.

Or having "dessert" with one of her colleges, to the chagrin of Marky-Mark.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM (Rl7KJ)

43 Can't we do this for My Slippers?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM (KiBMU)

44 I just assume all ads are lies.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM (Tnijr)

45 Everyone is trying to put their hand in your pocket.

Everyone.
Posted by: rickb223

Mebbe their hands are cold.....

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM (arJlL)

46 **checks pocket, does not see Dita Von Teese's hand**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

She was once married to Marilyn Manson.

Sorry - tainted love.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 05:28 PM (jZSOU)

47 We could save 30 percent or more by switching back to Trump.

Attention Trump campaign. Hire this person. Do it now.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 05:28 PM (nfrXX)

48 Well crap. Math AND shopping. Nope.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at November 23, 2021 05:28 PM (xZOYw)

49 Billy Dee Williams also lied. Colt 45 does NOT work every time.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 05:28 PM (VJsqe)

50 >>I just assume all ads are lies.


Yep. Nobody is really as hot as that Doritos chick.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:28 PM (4/+ky)

51 One of my favorites is "9 out 10 doctors surveyed agree..." leading the unsuspecting to think that means "90% of doctors" when all it means is "We asked 10 doctors, chosen by us, and 9 of them said what we paid them to say. The other would have too but we didn't think you'd buy 10 of 10."
Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 05:25 PM (nfrXX)


The Straight Dope once did a column about "4 out of 5 dentists recommend sugarless gum:"

https://tinyurl.com/un8mckw

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:28 PM (2JVJo)

52 If you want academic sources, look up Tim Groseclose's work. He has worked at several places but is an econ professor at George Mason University now.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 05:29 PM (9hXN1)

53 Excellent post, Joe.

My favorite is when the Reds ask for $2X in a budget, where X is the present amount, get $1.5X, and call it a "budget cut."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:29 PM (YqDXo)

54 She was once married to Marilyn Manson.

Sorry - tainted love.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 05:28 PM (jZSOU)

Is that better or worse than Russell Brand?

Just asking for the benefit of anybody who wants Katy Perry reaching into their pocket(s).

Posted by: Thrawn at November 23, 2021 05:29 PM (Rl7KJ)

55 Sad news, a 6th person from the WI attack has died and this time it's a child.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (ZLI7S)

56 She was once married to Marilyn Manson.

I try not to think about that.

It's like inviting Joe Biden to take a wet dump inside the Louvre.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (2JVJo)

57 King Harv's coffee is probably just like everybody else's coffee so he has to pimp himself to get eyeballs.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (Tnijr)

58 LOL San Fran is upset with the looting because they are losing Tax Revenue.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (dKiJG)

59 >>Sad news, a 6th person from the WI attack has died and this time it's a child.


What's real sad is that you can only kill that motherfucker once.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (4/+ky)

60 Billy Dee Williams also lied. Colt 45 does NOT work every time.

Wut?

Posted by: Alec B. at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (nfrXX)

61 "Switching to Trump could save you 15% or more."

Can it properly be called marketing if it's not deceptive or false?

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 05:31 PM (AytXr)

62 59 >>Sad news, a 6th person from the WI attack has died and this time it's a child.


What's real sad is that you can only kill that motherfucker once.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (4/+ky)

That's a hell of a thing to say about an innocent kid.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 23, 2021 05:31 PM (1SMSr)

63 King Harv's coffee is probably just like everybody else's coffee so he has to pimp himself to get eyeballs.
Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (Tnijr)

Is Prince Albert still in a can?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2021 05:31 PM (Irn0L)

64 The get the jab commercials just flat out tell you. Get the jab

Not even a warning at the end

Posted by: Bruce at November 23, 2021 05:31 PM (vd8XM)

65 Why is there always math on the thread?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:24 PM (2JVJo)
.......

Even after we were explicitly told there would be none.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2021 05:31 PM (v0R5T)

66 A lot like Liberty Mutual's "you only pay for what you need."
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Slightly OT, but isn't that the company that had Junior calling Mommy when he got a flat tire?

"Fix it yourself, you useless wanker!" (Click. Dial tone.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (YqDXo)

67 Bail set at $5M for Darrell Brooks, Waukesha Killer.

Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (G0vdT)

68 Bail set at 5 million dollars.

Posted by: lizabth at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (L3Rsz)

69 What's real sad is that you can only kill that motherfucker once.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (4/+ky)

That is what torture is for. I got a few ideas and remember I went to dental school

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (Irn0L)

70
You can spot the subtle "legalese" in TV ads, too.

For instance, the annoyingly long Omega-XL ad. First of all, it's just some shitty fish oil. Green-lipped mussels from New Zealand, my ass.

But it's just a series of fake testimonials from "actual users," a.k.a. actors who took the product at least once.

One actor says, "I cannot tell you how much Omega-XL has helped me." A typical idiot will hear that and think wow, Omega XL is so good he can't even begin to describe it! No, he's telling you a "truth" -- he can't tell you how much the product helped him because it didn't, and this is a legal way to Lie about a product in a commercial.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- "fuck around and find out" at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (f9z5j)

71 57 King Harv's coffee is probably just like everybody else's coffee so he has to pimp himself to get eyeballs.
Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (Tnijr)

Then it comes down to the people running it, and I'll bet his royal Harvness is at least smart enough to let the marks in that he is trolling them, unlike Black Rifle Coffee.

Posted by: Judge Lance Ito at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (F9322)

72 Wow, Jury just hit the organizers of the Charloteville protest with $25 Million in damages... because even though they had nothing to do with any of the violence, and did not advocate violence at all...

Someone did something at their rally... so, under that standard, does BLM and AnitFA now get hit for all the damage THEIR riots caused?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (oHd/0)

73 59 >>Sad news, a 6th person from the WI attack has died and this time it's a child.

What's real sad is that you can only kill that motherfucker once.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (4/+ky)
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Hanging is too good for him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (YqDXo)

74 King Harv's coffee is probably just like everybody else's coffee so he has to pimp himself to get eyeballs.

But he's doing it in a way that Ace gets a slice so I don't mind at all.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (nfrXX)

75 Do most people like me already assume advertising tosses in a bit of BS?
Posted by: Skip


Wait! You mean if I eat this Superman cereal I WON'T be able leap tall buildings in a single bound?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (OCTRt)

76 Get busy, Kamala.

Posted by: lizabth at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (L3Rsz)

77 Speaking of things not-at-all scams, some player on Words with Friends with an avi of a chick wearing a low-cut top is messaging me and wanting to be my fren.

I'll get to you soon, right after I finish taking with the other chick with a normal-looking avi that wants me to invest in currencies. Another totally not-at-all scam thingy!

Posted by: Thrawn at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (Rl7KJ)

78 Bail set at $5M for Darrell Brooks, Waukesha Killer.
Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (G0vdT)

That's all?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (Irn0L)

79 Bail set at 5 million dollars.
Posted by: lizabth
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I wonder who's gonna come up off that 500 grand to bail him out.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (6euYL)

80 Is Prince Albert still in a can?

Dude's been let out about a million times but somehow he keeps ending up back in there.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (Xrfse)

81 That's a hell of a thing to say about an innocent kid.
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Dark, dude. (But I laughed.)

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (sGnvY)

82 Is Prince Albert still in a can?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Yes, and he's farting.

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 05:34 PM (arJlL)

83 I wonder who's gonna come up off that 500 grand to bail him out.
Posted by: SMH

Antifa is passing the plate now. Too bad Jojo isn't there to help.

Posted by: lizabth at November 23, 2021 05:34 PM (L3Rsz)

84 68 Bail set at 5 million dollars.
Posted by: lizabth at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (L3Rsz)
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If less than 1% of that was set in prior case, this would never had happened.

Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 05:34 PM (G0vdT)

85 65 Why is there always math on the thread?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:24 PM (2JVJo)
.......

Even after we were explicitly told there would be none.
Posted by: wth at November 23, 2021 05:31 PM (v0R5T)

So the thread about advertising lies turns up a lie about the thread.

Whoa!

Posted by: Ted Theodore Logan at November 23, 2021 05:34 PM (F9322)

86 That's a hell of a thing to say about an innocent kid.
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Dark, dude. (But I laughed.)
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (sGnvY)

Me too. Gotta murmur a few Hail Marys now.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at November 23, 2021 05:34 PM (x8Wzq)

87 Bail set at 5 million dollars.
Posted by: lizabth
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I wonder who's gonna come up off that 500 grand to bail him out.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return

It ain't gonna be me !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 05:34 PM (arJlL)

88 But it's just a series of fake testimonials from "actual users," a.k.a. actors who took the product at least once.
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And who are referred to by first name only. Riiiiight.

I also like the advertisingspeak, "Our product helps to do something."

Translation: it doesn't do shit, but now you can't sue us. We just said it "helps." Maybe not appreciably, that's all.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:35 PM (YqDXo)

89 Must reading for every citizen, and particularly for young people: Darryl Huff's "How To Lie With Statistics". It's a short book - you can read it in an evening - and it's fun to read; but its lessons are timeless, as Huff describes the many ways that people manipulate statistics in order to sell a lie. Now that statistics are such an important part of our lives, and becoming more so every day, Huff's book is needed now more than ever.

Posted by: Nemo at November 23, 2021 05:35 PM (S6ArX)

90 If less than 1% of that was set in prior case, this would never had happened.
Posted by: WisRich

Yep.

Posted by: lizabth at November 23, 2021 05:35 PM (L3Rsz)

91 79 Bail set at 5 million dollars.
Posted by: lizabth
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I wonder who's gonna come up off that 500 grand to bail him out.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (6euYL)
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He said cash bail so I think he's got to come up with the full $5M.

Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 05:36 PM (G0vdT)

92 79 Bail set at 5 million dollars.
Posted by: lizabth
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I wonder who's gonna come up off that 500 grand to bail him out.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (6euYL)
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George Soros's phone is probably ringing right now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:36 PM (YqDXo)

93 Translation: it doesn't do shit, but now you can't sue us. We just said it "helps." Maybe not appreciably, that's all.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:35 PM (YqDXo)

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Perhaps I was too harsh on Colt 45. I mean, when used as intended, it will get you drunk.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 05:36 PM (VJsqe)

94 I wonder who's gonna come up off that 500 grand to bail him out.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (6euYL)

On it.

Posted by: Soros-funded NGOs. at November 23, 2021 05:36 PM (asBDP)

95 King Harv's coffee is probably just like everybody else's coffee so he has to pimp himself to get eyeballs.

But he's doing it in a way that Ace gets a slice so I don't mind at all.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (nfrXX)

same. This guy just made the exact point to buy it. Lot's of coffee guys. Do they advertise here? My next batch will be King Harv.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 05:37 PM (NXntH)

96 He said cash bail so I think he's got to come up with the full $5M.
Posted by: WisRich

Won't BLM bail him out?

Posted by: lizabth at November 23, 2021 05:37 PM (L3Rsz)

97 79 Bail set at 5 million dollars.
Posted by: lizabth
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I wonder who's gonna come up off that 500 grand to bail him out.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (6euYL)

How about all those Whoreywood stars that bailed out auntyfa? They should be down with this.

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:38 PM (F9322)

98 Back Stretch Girl > King Harv > Sonobi

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:38 PM (4/+ky)

99 My Favorite Commercial is with TOM SELLECK for reverse mortgages where is has to come out and say WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE YOUR HOME,

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 23, 2021 05:38 PM (dKiJG)

100 CBD maybe you would appreciate a addendum to this morning Art thread
Triumph of David by Pietro da Cortona
https://tinyurl.com/p5zst3v7

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2021 05:38 PM (2JoB8)

101 Pretty sure BLM is good for five million.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 05:38 PM (6euYL)

102 Perhaps I was too harsh on Colt 45. I mean, when used as intended, it will get you drunk.
Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 05:36 PM (VJsqe)
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It HELPS to get you drunk. Along with a couple of stiff shots of Val-u-Rite.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:38 PM (YqDXo)

103 Nicre thoughts Mannix. When it comes to advertising, I always try to remember the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect. When I see an ad about something I have direct first hand knowledge about, it is easier for me to spot the deception. Then I just have to remember that all ads use the same types of tricks. I just may have to look harder to spot them.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 05:38 PM (m45I2)

104 97 79 Bail set at 5 million dollars.
Posted by: lizabth
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I wonder who's gonna come up off that 500 grand to bail him out.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 05:33 PM (6euYL)
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Will they accept EBT cards?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:39 PM (YqDXo)

105 I hate the Generac ads flogging their solar batteries. The "satisfied customers" talk as if the power company mails THEM checks every month.

I don't believe the savings testimonials for an instant.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 23, 2021 05:39 PM (dfRN6)

106 Since we're discussing advertising, there's a commercial (for Etsy, I think) that annoys me - there's a black man (from context, a grandfather) who has a sad hangdog look on his face all throughout the Christmas season until his little grandson gives him a stocking with a black Santa on it.

So you can't enjoy the December of giving and the birth of Christ because the fictional representation of the season is a white man? Is your self___ that caught up in your skin tone?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:39 PM (2JVJo)

107 I was introduced to the dark underbelly of advertising in the back of comic books as a young lad. No, brine shrimp look nothing like monkeys. Also, those x-Ray glasses sucked.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2021 05:40 PM (kTF2Z)

108 Pronouncing "Waukesha" killed 3 more people today.

Posted by: klaftern at November 23, 2021 05:40 PM (taPSh)

109 I honestly don't remember the last thing I bought that I saw advertised though. I wonder how much it actually works.

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:40 PM (F9322)

110 Since we're discussing advertising, there's a commercial (for Etsy, I think) that annoys me - there's a black man
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Wait - a black man in advertisement? That must be a first.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:40 PM (YqDXo)

111 So you can't enjoy the December of giving and the birth of Christ because the fictional representation of the season is a white man? Is your self___ that caught up in your skin tone?
Posted by: Mary Poppins'

Something had to be done after Kwanzaa went belly up

Posted by: Bruce at November 23, 2021 05:41 PM (vd8XM)

112 Advertising doesn't work on me. I don't watch TV and I do business with people on word-of-mouth recommendations from people I know.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 05:41 PM (S7ieC)

113 that should have been "self___." Don't know why it didn't post.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:41 PM (2JVJo)

114 Cass Sustein wrote a book called Nudge where he admitted that is what he wants. He worked high in the 0bama administration of course.

Posted by: Fisht at November 23, 2021 05:41 PM (g5ddn)

115 Another deceptive trick favored by car companies is not the problem of a flase or misleading claim, but those that make no claim at all. The spots that are all about implied emotions. A car driving down a mountain road with two laughing kids in back and parents exchanging loving goo goo eyes up front.

Yeah, like that ever happened in real life!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 05:41 PM (m45I2)

116 Dammit!

Self.

Image.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:41 PM (2JVJo)

117 Also, those x-Ray glasses sucked.

A great disappointment in every young lad's life.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at November 23, 2021 05:41 PM (Xrfse)

118 Speaking of promotions my pub of choice is starting a beer it forward promotion.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 05:42 PM (s794k)

119 So you can't enjoy the December of giving and the birth of Christ because the fictional representation of the season is a white man? Is your self___ that caught up in your skin tone?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:39 PM (2JVJo)

RedLetterMedia didn't paint that picture of black baby Jesus that's in many of their videos themselves.

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:42 PM (F9322)

120 Spot the logical trap here:

Ranked first in its class by J.D. Powers

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 05:42 PM (m45I2)

121 The claim: "Drivers who switched and saved averaged $718 [in savings]"

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I always wonder how much more they could save all of their customers by forgoing those multi-million dollar ad agencies and campaigns.

I know from macroeconomics that there's a theoretical (difficult to measure/quantify) optimal level at which one achieves maximum marginal sales for the minimum advertising dollars spent per sales unit -- but in all my glorious cynicism now I just presumed that far too much is spent, creating large opportunities and incentives for grift, kickbacks, etc.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 05:42 PM (gi6t4)

122 9 Hats for bats. Keep bats warm.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 23, 2021 05:24 PM (1SMSr)

Fuck you Jobu! I do it myself!

Posted by: InCali at November 23, 2021 05:42 PM (QJTjB)

123 Another deceptive trick favored by car companies is not the problem of a flase or misleading claim, but those that make no claim at all. The spots that are all about implied emotions. A car driving down a mountain road with two laughing kids in back and parents exchanging loving goo goo eyes up front.

Yeah, like that ever happened in real life!
Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 05:41 PM (m45I2)
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Maybe they had better keep their eyes on the winding mountain road. Just a thought.

Meanwhile, neither of the kids is car sick, nor are they squabbling, nor even asking "Are we there yet?" five minutes into the trip.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:43 PM (YqDXo)

124 72 Wow, Jury just hit the organizers of the Charloteville protest with $25 Million in damages... because even though they had nothing to do with any of the violence, and did not advocate violence at all...

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM (oHd/0)


I won't know what to think about this until I find out if the organizer being fined is that Obama operative who tried to get conservatives lumped in with white supremacists by trying to attract them to the same event, Unite the Right.

Posted by: Emmie at November 23, 2021 05:43 PM (t62xj)

125 Perhaps I was too harsh on Colt 45. I mean, when used as intended, it will get you drunk.
Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 05:36 PM (VJsqe)
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It HELPS to get you drunk. Along with a couple of stiff shots of Val-u-Rite.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:38 PM (YqDXo)

i ddin't start this but I have a weird fetish of low priced lager an high end peaty scotch. My lately way to go is Miller High Life and Ardbeg.

BTW, Milller High life is loved by bartenders, cooks, etc.It is clean as Hell with no flaws.i laugh because newbs think flaws give beer character. All kidding aside, I don't care what you drink, and the guy that does is truly the Baddie.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 05:43 PM (NXntH)

126 Speaking of promotions my pub of choice is starting a beer it forward promotion.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 05:42 PM (s794k)

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If they start a used beer promotion, find another pub.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2021 05:44 PM (kTF2Z)

127
Excellent post, Joe.

My favorite is when the Reds ask for $2X in a budget, where X is the present amount, get $1.5X, and call it a "budget cut."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


I once heard Sam Donaldson say "if it doesn't meet the need it's a cut!"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 23, 2021 05:44 PM (63Dwl)

128
Dad would watch a TV commercial, sigh with anger, look at us and say, "I'm paying for that."

And he was making a great point that was lost on us kids. When, for example, Skippy Peanut Butter paid for a TV ad, they passed that cost on to the price of their product. The cost of a Toyota or a Ford is more because of advertising expenses.

We pay for those ads.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 05:44 PM (f9z5j)

129
Wow, Jury just hit the organizers of the Charloteville protest with $25 Million in damages... because even though they had nothing to do with any of the violence, and did not advocate violence at all...

Someone did something at their rally... so, under that standard, does BLM and AnitFA now get hit for all the damage THEIR riots caused?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM


As far as I know Charlottesville was a 'false flag' operation. So this may not be such a bad thing, if they drilled down into who set it up.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 05:44 PM (dQvv7)

130 Deplorable Jay, when do you take the gags and cuffs off?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 05:44 PM (S7ieC)

131 Do the big carriers offer boner insurance?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 05:44 PM (BPuaD)

132 I know from macroeconomics that there's a theoretical (difficult to measure/quantify) optimal level at which one achieves maximum marginal sales for the minimum advertising dollars spent per sales unit -- but in all my glorious cynicism now I just presumed that far too much is spent, creating large opportunities and incentives for grift, kickbacks, etc.
Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 05:42 PM (gi6t4)
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J.L. Lagrange to the white courtesy phone.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:45 PM (YqDXo)

133 What I know about coffee could fit in a Kroger K-cup. Nothing against King Harv, I'm sure his coffee is superb.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM (Tnijr)

134 @Quint - Although you don't care what I drink, I confess that like Miller High Life. It's my favorite lager - beats the hell out of Bud and Coors, in my opinion.

Then again, I used to like Meisterbrau, so I may not be the best judge.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM (VJsqe)

135 Something had to be done after Kwanzaa went belly up
Posted by: Bruce

She's dead, Jim ?

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM (arJlL)

136 I know when Tom Selleck says they are not tossing granny into the street they are all but going to.

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM (2JoB8)

137
When we were kids, ALCOA used to run TV ads.

Why? What was the point of the Aluminum Company of America to advertise during Maude? Prestige?

Whatever the reason, the consumer (and stockholder perhaps) paid for that TV spot.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM (f9z5j)

138 Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?
Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick than any other car this year?

You want action, You want power;
You want beauty only Buick shows

It's time you get _ _ _ _
It's time you confessed it
It's time you came right out and said, 'hey, I want one of those'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oizl5KF0e2E

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 05:47 PM (xlA0I)

139 My wife is an insurance broker.

She hates those commercials. She says they are mostly bullshit.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 05:47 PM (M+Lyo)

140 Wow, Jury just hit the organizers of the Charloteville protest with $25 Million in damages... because even though they had nothing to do with any of the violence, and did not advocate violence at all...

Someone did something at their rally... so, under that standard, does BLM and AnitFA now get hit for all the damage THEIR riots caused?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM

As far as I know Charlottesville was a 'false flag' operation. So this may not be such a bad thing, if they drilled down into who set it up.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus


FBI ain't paying shit.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 05:47 PM (OCTRt)

141 When you see a fact, attempt to contextualize it, no matter what.

Like, determine if it's bullshit or not?

Yea, with every single fucking thing said these days. You'd be an idiot not to. *says while grabbing crotch, which is not needed to be "contextualized."

It's really sad that so many people just take shit at face value.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2021 05:48 PM (BFigT)

142 Chevy commercial, from the Before Times:

"See the USA in your Chevrolet! America is the greatest land of all!"

How far we've sunk.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:48 PM (YqDXo)

143 That Harris clip in the sidebar was a great Jim Ignatowski impersonation.

Posted by: 29Victor at November 23, 2021 05:48 PM (BJKQV)

144 Quint - Although you don't care what I drink, I confess that like Miller High Life. It's my favorite lager - beats the hell out of Bud and Coors, in my opinion.

Then again, I used to like Meisterbrau, so I may not be the best judge.
Posted by: 496

I had read that instead of paying the money for Corona, buy Miller High Life and squeeze a lime into it

Posted by: Bruce at November 23, 2021 05:48 PM (vd8XM)

145 When you see a fact, attempt to contextualize it, no matter what.
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And guard against unbased comparatives. It's better/best ... compared to what?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:48 PM (YqDXo)

146 136 I know when Tom Selleck says they are not tossing granny into the street they are all but going to.
Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM (2JoB
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A wheelchair or a gurney; her choice.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 05:49 PM (xlA0I)

147 ALCOA, the Milliner to the Masses!

Posted by: klaftern at November 23, 2021 05:49 PM (taPSh)

148 I know when Tom Selleck says they are not tossing granny into the street they are all but going to.
Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM (2JoB


Remember when Teh Fred did reverse mortgage commercials?

He'd have been better off doing it as Admiral Painter.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:49 PM (2JVJo)

149 FBI supposedly got hit with $125 mil suit for the Florida school shooting. Stoneman, I think.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 05:49 PM (S7ieC)

150
Sad news, a 6th person from the WI attack has died and this time it's a child.


What's real sad is that you can only kill that motherfucker once.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (4/+ky)



No worries, I got this.

*defib capacitor charging whine*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2021 05:50 PM (n+4am)

151
That reminds me, at this very time of year, we are treated with TV ads showing cars with GIANT BOWS on them, as if they are Christmas presents. Lexus does this.

Fcking dumb to buy a new car. Really dumb. But that's beside the point. You have to be huge asshoe to want a giant bow on your new car.

You literally just got raped by the dealership in more ways than you realize. No reason to put a "bow" on it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 05:50 PM (f9z5j)

152 I want him to make bail.
Get AOC on that court's six.

Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 05:50 PM (J6igU)

153 Someone did something at their rally
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I ended up thinking that someone drove down the wrong street, panicked when the Antifa counterprotest surrounded him, and got railroaded into accepting a plea deal with a life sentence.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 23, 2021 05:51 PM (sGnvY)

154
I know when Tom Selleck says they are not tossing granny into the street they are all but going to.

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM


Yeah, but he admitted it wasn't his first rodeo. You can't get any more honest and forthright then that.

I mean, how many people have you ever met in your life that have openly admitted it was their first rodeo?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 05:51 PM (dQvv7)

155 149 FBI supposedly got hit with $125 mil suit for the Florida school shooting. Stoneman, I think.
Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 05:49 PM (S7ieC)
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How much did they pay Richard Jewell?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:51 PM (YqDXo)

156 Disclose.tv
@disclosetv
JUST IN - Biden admin will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, to be fully vaccinated against #COVID19 (WaPo)


Oh, this is gonna get fun.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 23, 2021 05:51 PM (wmDcS)

157 There's a saying that people buy on emotion but justify with logic.
Advertising appeals to the emotions.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 05:51 PM (0mAW3)

158 This is my 29th rodeo.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:52 PM (Tnijr)

159 @Quint - Although you don't care what I drink, I confess that like Miller High Life. It's my favorite lager - beats the hell out of Bud and Coors, in my opinion.

Then again, I used to like Meisterbrau, so I may not be the best judge.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 05:46 PM (VJsqe)

I was trying to be nice.I really do care.Miller High Life is a better beer. People in the industry drink it as the regular beer. I am not saying go by what a bunch of others do, but I will say many think it is the best value in beer. I personally like pairing it with peaty Scotch. If you are going to drop a c note on a Scotch, who wants their beer to clash with it? And yes, it is a good beer all by itself.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 05:52 PM (NXntH)

160
Don't get me started on all the idiots who watch the Superbowl ads.

You should all walk around with signs around your neck: "I'm A Fcking Idiot"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 05:52 PM (f9z5j)

161 The New Day USA lady always gets me excited but I don't really listen to her schtick.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2021 05:52 PM (v0R5T)

162 140 Wow, Jury just hit the organizers of the Charloteville protest with $25 Million in damages... because even though they had nothing to do with any of the violence, and did not advocate violence at all...

Someone did something at their rally... so, under that standard, does BLM and AnitFA now get hit for all the damage THEIR riots caused?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM
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Ohio jury convicted Walmart, CVS, and Walgreen's of pushing opioids.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 05:52 PM (xlA0I)

163 So you should always believe me.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:52 PM (Tnijr)

164 This is my 29th rodeo.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:52 PM (Tnijr)

so far from your first.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 05:53 PM (NXntH)

165 I have no reason to lie to you.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:53 PM (Tnijr)

166 156 Disclose.tv
@disclosetv
JUST IN - Biden admin will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, to be fully vaccinated against #COVID19 (WaPo)

Oh, this is gonna get fun.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 23, 2021 05:51 PM (wmDcS)

Ohh, the Commerce Clause just took it up the squeak hole.

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:53 PM (F9322)

167 Oh, this is gonna get fun.

They just keep on pushing. Will there be a breaking point? I'm not so sure.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at November 23, 2021 05:54 PM (Xrfse)

168 Brooks charged with hate crime in 3 ... 2 ... 1 5,000,000 ... 4,999,999 ... 4,999,998 ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (YqDXo)

169 All those ads with "Save up to 30%!"

"Up to" includes 0%.

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (mNhhD)

170 Think Tater's ratings can't get any worse? Think again!

https://tinyurl.com/4wfu4f5x

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (o2MD2)

171 Deplorable Jay, We are the only payers. What that poor man went through. types/deletes

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (S7ieC)

172 167 Oh, this is gonna get fun.

They just keep on pushing. Will there be a breaking point? I'm not so sure.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at November 23, 2021 05:54 PM (Xrfse)

Plus side now yutes can sort of understand the premise of Smokey & the Bandit.

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (F9322)

173 Ohh, the Commerce Clause just took it up the squeak hole.
Posted by: Bete

Santa's brother ?

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (arJlL)

174 Oh, this is gonna get fun.

They just keep on pushing. Will there be a breaking point? I'm not so sure.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at November 23, 2021 05:54 PM (Xrfse)

This time for sure! *holds breath*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (x8Wzq)

175 Head and Shoulders says that they are the brand recommended most by dermatologists.*


[*] Based on total sales volume.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 23, 2021 05:56 PM (sGnvY)

176 Ohh, the Commerce Clause just took it up the squeak hole.
Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:53 PM (F9322)
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The Commerce Clause has taken it up the squeak hole more often than Mayor Buttplug.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:56 PM (YqDXo)

177 No matter how stupid the ad agency's idea is, what you see was approved by an idiot at corporate.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 23, 2021 05:56 PM (vuisn)

178 When an identical new car costs 2K more than the used vehicle the logic of buying a used one is questionable.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 05:56 PM (xlA0I)

179 Im honest.

Has a.lizard EVER LIED TO YOU?

Posted by: GEICO Gecko at November 23, 2021 05:57 PM (TRGyz)

180 I'm actually related to King Harv, and that's not his real name.

Yeah, you guessed it.

He ain't Harvey. He's my brother!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 05:57 PM (m45I2)

181 I crossed a county line today and it felt a little dirty.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:57 PM (Tnijr)

182 I have no reason to lie to you.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:53 PM (Tnijr)

of course. Just making the old joke you know "this isn't my first rodeo".

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 05:57 PM (NXntH)

183 171 Deplorable Jay, We are the only payers. What that poor man went through. types/deletes
Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (S7ieC)
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Brooks? What he went through was a Christmas parade.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:57 PM (YqDXo)

184 173 Ohh, the Commerce Clause just took it up the squeak hole.
Posted by: Bete

Santa's brother ?
Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 05:55 PM (arJlL)

No...but imagine all the parents who don't want to or can't find Christmas presents telling their kids Santa couldn't come cause he did have his vax papers. You know if this were Trump doing it that is the sketch SNL would run.

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:58 PM (F9322)

185 Shooting and driving at the same time should be an Olympic sport.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 23, 2021 05:58 PM (tPUfk)

186 I have no reason to lie to you.
Posted by: f'd
of course. Just making the old joke you know "this isn't my first rodeo".
Posted by: Quint "

You can have complete confidence in everything I say.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (Tnijr)

187 King Harv looks like The Rick to me.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (0mAW3)

188 185 Shooting and driving at the same time should be an Olympic sport.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 23, 2021 05:58 PM (tPUfk)
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It already is, in the ghetto Olympics.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (YqDXo)

189 JUST IN - Biden admin will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, to be fully vaccinated against #COVID19 (WaPo)

It's a test.

If they can get this through, the next step is every traveler crossing every border. And if you don't think LEOs would be salivating at the chance to make extra bux as border guards to check your papers and taser your fucking serf ass. . .well, I have a bridge to sell you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (2JVJo)

190 185 Shooting and driving at the same time should be an Olympic sport.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 23, 2021 05:58 PM (tPUfk)

Deathrace 2022 it is!

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (F9322)

191 Cernovich at_Cernovich

If you think we can afford to lose even 10% of truckers, you're not qualified to hold an opinion on anything. Ever.

Disclose.tv at_disclosetv

JUST IN - Biden admin will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, to be fully vaccinated against #COVID19 (WaPo)

5:29 PM - Nov 23, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3DLLP9q

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (Do5/p)

192 >>Shooting and driving at the same time should be an Olympic sport.


That's easy.

It's the reloading that is difficult.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (4/+ky)

193 There is no reason to question my integrity or sincerity.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (Tnijr)

194 Contextualize Everything, Part I: Advertising [Joe Mannix]
People lie.


What!!??
You meant those girls aren't real??
Say it ain't so Joe.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (axyOa)

195
Before I started using Head and Shoulders I had a full, thick head of hair. Fifty years later, not so much.

But, I guess it's a small price to pay for the occasional necessity of flicking a tiny speck of dandruff off my shoulder.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 06:00 PM (dQvv7)

196 156 Disclose.tv
@disclosetv
JUST IN - Biden admin will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, to be fully vaccinated against #COVID19 (WaPo)

Oh, this is gonna get fun.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 23, 2021 05:51 PM (wmDcS)


Wow. Just... wow.


And yet Trump is the "tyrant".

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2021 06:00 PM (Ed8Zd)

197 I am not joking.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 06:00 PM (Tnijr)

198 Kwanzaa ist mort? Contrivances can be hard to sustain.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 23, 2021 06:00 PM (KAi1n)

199 Deplorable Jay, Richard Jewell.

Hell isn't hot enough for what I want to happen to Brooks.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 06:00 PM (S7ieC)

200 If they can get this through, the next step is every traveler crossing every border. And if you don't think LEOs would be salivating at the chance to make extra bux as border guards to check your papers and taser your fucking serf ass. . .well, I have a bridge to sell you.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 05:59 PM (2JVJo)

Well, not so much LEOs at the Southern Boarder checking for Vax status, cause that is just not who we are. /

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 06:00 PM (F9322)

201 My word as f'd.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 06:00 PM (Tnijr)

202 But of course, I'm sure our liberty-loving, strict constitutionalist, stalwart patriot GOP-ers will be ready to shove this ukase right back down Stinkfinger's throat.

Ha! Ha! I kill myself!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 06:01 PM (2JVJo)

203 Jack Posobiec at_JackPosobiec

8-year-old boy dies from injuries in Waukesha

8-year-old boy dies from injuries in Waukesha Holiday Parade tragedy

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 5 -- An 8-year-old boy injured in the Waukesha Holiday Parade tragedy has died. This, according to a GoFundMe page. Eight-year-old Jackson Sparks


5:44 PM - Nov 23, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3HLEw3X

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 06:01 PM (Do5/p)

204 Buy this thing for your car and you get UP TO 20% better gas mileage.

Note: zero is also up to 20.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:01 PM (s12uX)

205 SAVE NOW!!!

Posted by: Miklos, New and Improved with Super Miklosium 3000! at November 23, 2021 06:02 PM (QzkSJ)

206 Hell isn't hot enough for what I want to happen to Brooks.
Posted by: Ben Had

You're beautiful when you're angry.

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:02 PM (arJlL)

207 Shooting and driving at the same time should be an Olympic sport.

I think it is... just in certain places like Chicago, Philly, NYC, LA, etc.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2021 06:02 PM (BFigT)

208 "Buy this thing for your car and you get UP TO 20% better gas mileage."

Put two sets on your gas line and get 40% better gas mileage.

Posted by: Cow magnets at November 23, 2021 06:02 PM (Tnijr)

209 I guess if long haul truckers had to do this (and IMO there's no way this succeeds, even for a day), Biden would what- post guards on the 10-20 major interstates and close down the rest of our "infrastructure" we just spent a few trillions on?

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2021 06:02 PM (Ed8Zd)

210 Isn't 'only pay for what you need' the best argument against the Obamacare (ACA)guidelines and requirements?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 06:02 PM (3D/fK)

211 I crossed a county line today and it felt a little dirty.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:57 PM (Tnijr)

thank God it wasn't a state line. Most Dems I have known don't care about states.They all move to NOVA from the North or Midwest. Look at their Dem leaders over 20 years, almost all are not from VA.

Half of the people in Nova don't consider it to be a state at all. They call it the DMV now. In my day we would have set them straight. Only a true idiot names their area after the department of motor vehicles.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 06:03 PM (NXntH)

212 Hiya Miklos !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:03 PM (arJlL)

213 As if Truck Drivers are an actual statistical vector...

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 06:03 PM (4/+ky)

214 Wait why is requiring non resident truckers to have the vax bad? This applies to Mexicans and Canucks driving trucks here.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:03 PM (s12uX)

215 Hi! JT.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 06:03 PM (S7ieC)

216 Up to 40% we mean. Please don't sue. Grandma needs a new electric blanket.

Posted by: Cow magnets at November 23, 2021 06:04 PM (Tnijr)

217 sorry if it's already been done.

if it has not, shame upon you all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhpu2N4rQZM

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 23, 2021 06:04 PM (W2Pud)

218 204 Buy this thing for your car and you get UP TO 20% better gas mileage.

Note: zero is also up to 20.
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:01 PM (s12uX)
---------------

And if you put these extra magnets around the fuel line it will double the original increase.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 06:04 PM (xlA0I)

219 Shooting and driving at the same time should be an Olympic sport.
=====

The targets will be rural stop signs.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 23, 2021 06:04 PM (sGnvY)

220 Advertising is full of outright lies, some of it presented as a joke, but sometimes just flat out. They get busted for it every so often and have to pay a fine, but I mean, if you get a million teenage boys to think using Axe will make girls leap on you and rip your clothes off, eh.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:04 PM (KZzsI)

221 Up to 40% we mean. Please don't sue. Grandma needs a new electric blanket.
Posted by: Cow magnets

I guess so, after gettin' run over by a reindeer !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:05 PM (arJlL)

222 Then...just like that.....nobody wanted to come to America .

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 23, 2021 06:05 PM (tPUfk)

223 Is now hi saying for general direction of JT

Posted by: Comrade Hiyasov at November 23, 2021 06:06 PM (QzkSJ)

224 209 I guess if long haul truckers had to do this (and IMO there's no way this succeeds, even for a day), Biden would what- post guards on the 10-20 major interstates and close down the rest of our "infrastructure" we just spent a few trillions on?

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2021 06:02 PM (Ed8Zd)
---------------

He would establish another law enforcement arm that would check the drivers at points of destination.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 06:06 PM (xlA0I)

225 Wow, Jury just hit the organizers of the Charloteville protest with $25 Million in damages... because even though they had nothing to do with any of the violence, and did not advocate violence at all...

Someone did something at their rally... so, under that standard, does BLM and AnitFA now get hit for all the damage THEIR riots caused?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM

As far as I know Charlottesville was a 'false flag' operation. So this may not be such a bad thing, if they drilled down into who set it up.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 05:44 PM (dQvv7)


Stupid. Whose the plaintiff?
Regardless -its the insurance company that will pay --after an appeal and a big reduction in damages.

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2021 06:06 PM (Ed8Zd)

226
Advertising is full of outright lies, some of it presented as a joke, but sometimes just flat out. They get busted for it every so often and have to pay a fine, but I mean, if you get a million teenage boys to think using Axe will make girls leap on you and rip your clothes off, eh.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:04 PM


That 'Teen Spirit' stuff is vile.

Posted by: Nirvana at November 23, 2021 06:06 PM (dQvv7)

227 The Chinese way.
Random check; bend over.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 06:07 PM (xlA0I)

228 Thrawn: I'd say something about Russell Brand, but I seem to have fallen through a wormhole into a bizarre parallel universe where Russell Brand MAKES SENSE.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Dandolo Did Nothing Wrong at November 23, 2021 06:07 PM (d3C72)

229 I am not joking.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 06:00 PM (Tnijr)

i am starting to not get your point.We are all pretty much the same age

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 06:07 PM (NXntH)

230 Was thinking the other day, what kind of commercials do you see most often?

Insurance, credit cards, investment brokers.

These companies must make a ton of profit to saturate the media as they do. My interest in their products is inversely related to the number of commercials they spew. And f%$# Samuel L. Jackson.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 23, 2021 06:08 PM (/dwlV)

231 Is a 'US Land Border between us and Mexico, or Washington D.C. and Maryland.

Sort of a big difference.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 06:08 PM (3D/fK)

232 Someone did something at their rally... so, under that standard, does BLM and AnitFA now get hit for all the damage THEIR riots caused?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 23, 2021 05:32 PM

Without knowing any facts and just making some wild guesses (Im in training to be a Fox pundit!) I bet there was evidence that the organizer failed to provide a reasonable level of security.

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2021 06:08 PM (Ed8Zd)

233 That 'Teen Spirit' stuff is vile.
Posted by: Nirvana

I go with Spleen Spirit

Posted by: The new frangrance from the House of Miklos at November 23, 2021 06:08 PM (QzkSJ)

234 we are supposed to be friends. And we joke all the time, that is kind of the point.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 06:09 PM (NXntH)

235 sorry if it's already been done.

if it has not, shame upon you all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhpu2N4rQZM
Posted by: nurse ratched

Nice !

Hiya Nurse !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:09 PM (arJlL)

236 but I mean, if you get a million teenage boys to think using Axe will make girls leap on you and rip your clothes off, eh.

*******

Show of hands,

Who here ever bought Hai Karate on the same basis?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 06:09 PM (m45I2)

237 Thrawn: I'd say something about Russell Brand, but I seem to have fallen through a wormhole into a bizarre parallel universe where Russell Brand MAKES SENSE.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Dandolo Did Nothing Wrong at November 23, 2021 06:07 PM (d3C72)

Me too. Sometimes it gives me the shivers, but tis a fact.

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2021 06:10 PM (Ed8Zd)

238 It always confused me how you can save money by spending it.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2021 06:10 PM (v0R5T)

239 The trial has begun of the 25 men accused of masterminding the 2019 Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed almost 300 people when churches and luxury hotels were targeted by Islamic terrorist suicide bombers.

The lengthy process to reach trial after more than two years has been heavily criticised by families of those killed and the Christian church in Sri Lanka, who have accused the government of failing to take proper action against those responsible.

The suspects are facing over 23,000 charges in total, including conspiracy to murder, aiding and abetting the attacks, and collecting arms and ammunition.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 23, 2021 06:11 PM (UHVv4)

240 I just assume all ads are lies.

Posted by: f'd at November 23, 2021 05:27 PM

Everybody lies.

Posted by: House, MD at November 23, 2021 06:11 PM (Do5/p)

241 Show of hands,

Who here ever bought Hai Karate on the same basis?
Posted by: Muldoon

Now you done did it

Posted by: Miklos, preparing to defend himself again at November 23, 2021 06:11 PM (QzkSJ)

242 206 Hell isn't hot enough for what I want to happen to Brooks.
Posted by: Ben Had

You're beautiful when you're angry.
Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:02 PM (arJlL)

Correction.

Bern Had's soul is always beautiful. And she dances very well. But if you are a functioning human being, do not go outside her bright lines.

Enough said.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:11 PM (u82oZ)

243 A kick ass high speed driving song that I've never seen the video for.

But been pulled over for.

several times... sighs deeply and remanences.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2021 06:11 PM (BFigT)

244 The moose out front advises that this blog is math-free.

The context is that some Commenters don't listen well.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 23, 2021 06:12 PM (a3Q+t)

245 The little bit of TV that I watch tends to be the old folks OTA channels, so I get all of the boner pills and Medicare ads. Regarding the latter, lately there's been a flood of them with some kind of vague claim of "I called and gave them my ZIP code and got an extra $100/mo on my Social Security check". Is this some kind of scam or some kind of social justice initiative by Daddy Government. I'm afraid it's actually the latter.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 06:12 PM (cSs/W)

246 Ben Had

♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ Good evening! ♩ ♫ ♬ ♪

🥃
🥃
🥃

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:12 PM (u82oZ)

247 Russia threatens to destroy 32 NATO satellites

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:13 PM (yrol0)

248 Land border is to Mexico or Canada. The key is non resident, as in not a us citizen or permanent resident.

In other words foreign truck drivers who drive a truck into the us from outside the US will need to be vaxxed. Thats it.

Everyone chill.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:13 PM (s12uX)

249 NaCly, Dearest.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 06:13 PM (S7ieC)

250 Bern Had's soul is always beautiful. And she dances very well. But if you are a functioning human being, do not go outside her bright lines.

WTF does that mean, exactly ?

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:13 PM (arJlL)

251 "As far as I know Charlottesville was a 'false flag' operation."

Yes. "Unite the Right" was a DNC op.

Posted by: casual observer at November 23, 2021 06:14 PM (jTmQV)

252 Budget cuts are racist. They're not having it.

Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 06:14 PM (J6igU)

253 In Louisville today. Listened to the CJN podcast. Got through one and into the second one. They are doing a pretty good job.

JJ mentioned something that let something fall into place. He mentioned in the second one, I think, that Queens had a high population of Russian Jews. Grandma was from Queens (not Jewish) she used expressions and words though that I never heard anyone else but Mom and my Aunt (her daughters) use. 'Schnook' for example.

Now see, this is another thing. Grandma had a mind like a razor and a tongue to match. Mom and my Aunt use it to mean 'a bad guy'. I think Grandma meant schmuck, but said schnook.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:14 PM (kBuGL)

254 Advertising is full of outright lies, some of it presented as a joke, but sometimes just flat out. They get busted for it every so often and have to pay a fine, but I mean, if you get a million teenage boys to think using Axe will make girls leap on you and rip your clothes off, eh.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I miss Joe Isuzu.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 23, 2021 06:14 PM (Vxu+H)

255 And f%$# Flo, Serena, Gekko, Jake, Mahones/Rogers, and the good bald actor for Farmer's. And washed up athletes who think they are superheroes, Serena Williams in particular.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 23, 2021 06:15 PM (/dwlV)

256 "In other words foreign truck drivers who drive a truck into the us from outside the US will need to be vaxxed. Thats it. "

Great...


Now do illegal immigrants.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 06:15 PM (3D/fK)

257 I miss Joe Isuzu.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 23, 2021 06:14 PM (Vxu+H)

The Taster's Choice Couple.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:15 PM (kBuGL)

258 My law school contracts professor intoned "everybody lies".

Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 06:15 PM (J6igU)

259 Everyone chill.
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:13 PM (s12uX)

Do...do you know how many Mexican truck drivers deliver goods to the US on a regular basis?

And how a further reduction in the available labor pool of long-haul drivers might impact the already-shitty supply chain situation?

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (oXNqT)

260
Regarding the latter, lately there's been a flood of them with some kind of vague claim of "I called and gave them my ZIP code and got an extra $100/mo on my Social Security check". Is this some kind of scam or some kind of social justice initiative by Daddy Government. I'm afraid it's actually the latter.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 06:12 PM


I suspect there is some single solitary zip code in the USA which is so infested with Drs, nurses, and hospitals that health care is much cheaper.

By some strange coincidence JJ Walker, Tom Selleck, and Joe Namath all live their.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (dQvv7)

261 Don't be a schnook. It's not how you feel, it's how you look!

Posted by: Billy Crystal at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (sGnvY)

262 but I mean, if you get a million teenage boys to think using Axe will make girls leap on you and rip your clothes off, eh.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

For Jeepers sake, we not talking Hai Karate here!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (jZSOU)

263 Illegal immigrants are the vector that keeps the virus alive.

Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (J6igU)

264 JT at November 23, 2021 06:13 PM (arJlL)

Be an American, do not be a criminal, do not do bad things to other living things, unless it is a feral hog in the pasture, and generally, be a good person with Christian values, even if not Christian.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (u82oZ)

265 But if you are a functioning human being, do not go outside her bright lines.

Enough said.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:11 PM


Or phrased slightly differently, do not be operated upon her kitchen table if you wish to remain a functioning human being.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (a3Q+t)

266 VIA, that can't be said enough.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (S7ieC)

267 I love the ads for weight loss where some dude loses 175 lbs and in super tiny print at the bottom it says results not typical.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:17 PM (s12uX)

268 I'm surprised insurance is still legal. I'm sure they are working on it. Premium rates, It's based on a lot of personal behaviours and characteristics, and history of, shall we say, poor decision making.

Now dumbshits don't pay more, the difference is I get a discount. For not driving drunk, for not speeding, and all sorts of things like that.

A lot of people, even those who should know better, do not like this arrangement. A lot of the ire generally focused on Insurance co. would also be better focused on politicians who come up with really stupid shit that they have to comply with. "No fault" policies, or "free" windshield replacement policies.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 23, 2021 06:17 PM (4kNoB)

269 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta evenin to ya, gov'nor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:17 PM (u82oZ)

270 Now see, this is another thing. Grandma had a mind like a razor and a tongue to match. Mom and my Aunt use it to mean 'a bad guy'. I think Grandma meant schmuck, but said schnook.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:14 PM (kBuGL)

------

I remember "schnook" being used in a Looney Tunes cartoon back in the day.

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (oXNqT)

271 JT at November 23, 2021 06:13 PM (arJlL)

Be an American, do not be a criminal, do not do bad things to other living things, unless it is a feral hog in the pasture, and generally, be a good person with Christian values, even if not Christian.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

I'm already doing that !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (arJlL)

272 So we are mad because foreign workers will have a tougher time taking American jobs? We truly live in interesting times.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (s12uX)

273 Who here ever bought Hai Karate on the same basis?

It was the times. Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (KZzsI)

274 Duncanthrax

Especially that!

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (u82oZ)

275 " VIA, that can't be said enough."


Uh-ho,

What did I say?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (3D/fK)

276 My law school contracts professor intoned "everybody lies".
Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 06:15 PM


He stole that from me.

Posted by: Gregory House at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (a3Q+t)

277 Slaps on his Hai Karate aftershave,
Slips on his Elvis jacket, custom made,
Gets in his patent leather zebra boots
Fires up the Super sport Malibu

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (Vxu+H)

278 I remember "schnook" being used in a Looney Tunes cartoon back in the day.
Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (oXNqT)


The FoghornLeghorn "Chickenhawk" episode, IIRC.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (PiwSw)

279 Salty!

Hope all is well at your end.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 06:19 PM (3D/fK)

280 The Butz Beer commercial was straight up honest:

https://youtu.be/4ocCHr3Cz04

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:19 PM (jZSOU)

281 Wtf is Hari Karate?

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:19 PM (s12uX)

282 JT

You are safe from Ben Had. So far.

Glad to here you are on good behavior, as we need more like you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:19 PM (u82oZ)

283 Biden admin will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, to be fully vaccinated against #COVID19
-
Between Canada/USA that has been the case for quite awhile. Perhaps fully vaccinated now means how ever many boosters the gov deems.

Posted by: old chick at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (sOete)

284 Wow. Xylophone Joe prescribed long hours for his latest two nominees. That's like Bill Clinton telling his rape victims to mitigate their shame with ice packs.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (BPuaD)

285 USSA used to be the gold standard. It was the military alternative to Allstate, but much cheaper and better. I personally saw the difference and they were stark. The problem is that Allstate did not move to USAA standards,the opposite was the case. USAA today is nothing like it was in the eighties and nineties. Even their own employees admit this.

The low rent insurance back in the day was Geico. They were great for premiums,but once you got into an accident, you were pretty much dead to them.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (NXntH)

286 Slaps on his Hai Karate aftershave,
Slips on his Elvis jacket, custom made,
Gets in his patent leather zebra boots
Fires up the Super sport Malibu
Posted by: Madamemayhem

I am so totally busted

Posted by: Miklos, also mustachioed pencil-thinly at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (QzkSJ)

287 NaCly/Duncanthrax, I do administer pain numbing drugs for the procedure.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (S7ieC)

288 Hai Karate commercials are proof that the ad-oh-men were on drugs.

Posted by: klaftern at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (taPSh)

289 "In other words foreign truck drivers who drive a truck into the us from outside the US will need to be vaxxed. Thats it. "

Now do illegal immigrants.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 06:15 PM

Notice they are forcing this only on (the majority of) working Americans. You don't need to get the vax to collect unemployment or collect welfare. You don't need to get the vax if you're in the UAW. You don't need to get the vax if employed by USPS. You don't need to get the vax if you are an elected Congressman or Senator.

But 99% of American workers this holiday season are being forced to submit to getting the vax or face termination.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (Do5/p)

290 JT

You are safe from Ben Had. So far.

(I didn't mention THE Pin !)

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (arJlL)

291 I began to be a Schnook at books, but I got straight A's in love

https://youtu.be/cgKwG8foIcw

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (KZzsI)

292 Village Idiot's Apprentice.

Going out to diner with my wife. And she is paying. Life is good.

See you all in a while. Maybe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (u82oZ)

293 The FoghornLeghorn "Chickenhawk" episode, IIRC.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (PiwSw)

-----

Yes!

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (oXNqT)

294 281 Wtf is Hari Karate?
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:19 PM (s12uX)

What you oughnta do but you do anyway!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:21 PM (kBuGL)

295 For the hundreds of thousands of folks who bought one of those electric cars, theyre going to save $800 to $1000 in fuel costs this year Biden said, referring to the $112,595 electric Hummer pickup he test drove at a General Motors factory in Detroit earlier this month.

Average truck price: 41,183
So Hummer minus ave truck is :71412
Ave Gas price in Oklahoma is 2.93.
That buys 24372 gallons. Ave truck MPG:18 (My 11 year old Ram gets about 20.5 at 7
71412 / 2.93=24372.6962457
So break even is 10 trips around the world.



Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:21 PM (yrol0)

296 Wtf is Hari Karate?
Posted by: JoeXiDen

Hai Karate - cheap aftershave marketed to teens in the 70's. Garbage stuff but what the hell did we know?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:21 PM (jZSOU)

297 Wtf is Hari Karate?

Cheap 70s cologne for teenagers. Baby's first scent

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:21 PM (KZzsI)

298
Salty!

Hope all is well at your end.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 06:19


Is it just me or does that seem oddly inappropriate to questions someones rectal health?

Posted by: PSA at November 23, 2021 06:21 PM (dQvv7)

299 Going out to diner with my wife. And she is paying. Life is good.

See you all in a while. Maybe.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Eat Hardy !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM (arJlL)

300 I have Safeco and have been very pleased with service I got when I filed a claim. 3 claims
Over the past decade all very smooth no bullshit quick payment, etc.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM (s12uX)

301 "Going out to diner with my wife. And she is paying. Life is good.
"


Don't forget to try the veal!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM (3D/fK)

302 292 Village Idiot's Apprentice.

Going out to diner with my wife. And she is paying. Life is good.

See you all in a while. Maybe.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 23, 2021 06:20 PM (u82oZ)

Only way wife can pay is that she has her boyfriend credit card.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM (yrol0)

303 It always confused me how you can save money by spending it.
Posted by: wth


Wives have been doing it for decades.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM (OCTRt)

304 "I called and gave them my ZIP code and got an extra $100/mo on my Social Security check".

*******

The Medicare Advantage plans (read: managed care, restricted network, block grant funding) are only available in some zip codes. Regular Part A and B premium is $148, automatically deducted from your SS check each month. If you sign up for an Advantage plan they don't deduct the $148.

My surmise is that they make their buck by tightly restricting specialist referrals and soaking you if you go out of network.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (m45I2)

305 Is this some kind of scam or some kind of social justice initiative by Daddy Government. I'm afraid it's actually the latter.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 06:12 PM (cSs/W)


The fine print for those ads say they have no connection with government Medicare or Medicaid and are part of some insurance thing. So caveat emptor.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (2JVJo)

306 Despite this, the best manipulations aren't exactly lies. The best manipulations are contextless truth that attempt to guide you toward the manipulator's desired conclusion.

I refer to those as, "lies of omission."

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (DTX3h)

307 300 I have Safeco and have been very pleased with service I got when I filed a claim. 3 claims
Over the past decade all very smooth no bullshit quick payment, etc.
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM (s12uX)

I have had good luck with Safeco as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (kBuGL)

308 Cheap 70s cologne for teenagers. Baby's first scent
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

English Leather was the classy stuff

Posted by: Miklos, pairing with Olde English 800 at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (QzkSJ)

309 Lately there's been a flood of them with some kind of vague claim of "I called and gave them my ZIP code and got an extra $100/mo on my Social Security check". Is this some kind of scam or some kind of social justice initiative by Daddy Government. I'm afraid it's actually the latter.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 06:12 PM


Some providers of Medicare Advantage plans rebate part of the insured's monthly Part B premium (that is paid to Fedgov). The insurance company gets a big monthly payment from Medicare for each patient they are carrying which in some cases allows them to do this. It only happens in some areas and some plans.

Posted by: Bigsmith at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (G/mW5)

310 So we are mad because foreign workers will have a tougher time taking American jobs? We truly live in interesting times.
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (s12uX)


Exactly what leads you to believe that such a requirement would be limited only to 'foreign workers?'

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (2JVJo)

311 the ad-oh-men were on drugs.

See 1991 Clio awards ceremony.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko gender fluid at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (KPp8e)

312 Going out to diner with my wife. And she is paying. Life is good.


Tip your waitress! But just the tip!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (OCTRt)

313 Wives have been doing it for decades.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM (OCTRt)

My dads joke to Mom was hand over the cash!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (yrol0)

314 JT, it is getting very close. The last spots that are holding it are loosening up.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (S7ieC)

315 Hari Karate? Former Cardinals broadcaster.

Posted by: klaftern at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (taPSh)

316 I'm so looking forward to a miserable winter with fuel shortages, no food and no booze.

Nostalgic Soviet is the new hotness.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (BFigT)

317 Cheap 70s cologne for teenagers. Baby's first scent
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

English Leather was the classy stuff
Posted by: Miklos, pairing with Olde English 800

Aramis.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (jZSOU)

318 My surmise is that they make their buck by tightly restricting specialist referrals and soaking you if you go out of network.
Posted by: Muldoon

The dirty rats !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (arJlL)

319
Speaking of propaganda with a smile...

NBC Fake News has advice how to save money this Thanksgiving. I am not making up any of this.

-- Charge your guests. Really. Either ask them to "pitch in" with $$, or ask them to bring food. (Yes, I know guests always bring additional dishes and desserts to the host's home, but this is different.)

-- Consider Not Buying A Turkey. NBC says this might even deter a few guests from showing up, which will lower costs! I am not making this up.

NBC Fake News suggests, oh I dunno, "maybe an Italian feast instead." Translation into Soviet lingo: Noodles and Catsup.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (f9z5j)

320 English Leather was the classy stuff

My dad had a bottle of that in the bathroom, along with Vitalis hair oil. He wasn't quite a greaser but... I mean he wasn't far off.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (KZzsI)

321 Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 23, 2021 06:18 PM (Vxu+H)

I love that song!

You oughta see him metamorphosize
From Barney Jekyll into Bubba Hyde!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (2JVJo)

322 Average truck price: 41,183
[ math ]
[ math ]
[ more math ]
So break even is 10 trips around the world.


And that's if the electricity is free, right?

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (nfrXX)

323 Hai Karate - cheap aftershave marketed to teens in the 70's. Garbage stuff but what the hell did we know?
Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:21 PM (jZSOU)


Speaking of, my son asked for a bottle of Polo for his birthday. My father wore it all the time, and I think son is missing his grandpa. Anyway, the stuff is like $80 a bottle. I told him he'd better find some Designer Imposters version of that shit.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 06:25 PM (Ez6QX)

324 311 the ad-oh-men were on drugs.

See 1991 Clio awards ceremony.
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko gender fluid at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (KPp8e)

See Mad Men

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:25 PM (yrol0)

325 And that's if the electricity is free, right?
Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (nfrXX)

yes

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:25 PM (yrol0)

326 JT, it is getting very close. The last spots that are holding it are loosening up.
Posted by: Ben Had

I'm glad to hear it !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:25 PM (arJlL)

327 Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 06:12 PM


they advertise all the time and that cost money

ergo they are somehow taking money from someone, probably unsuspecting souls

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (us2H3)

328 I've been using the following scheme to categorize things recently. You can:

- Tell the truth by telling the truth
- Tell a lie by telling a lie
- Tell the truth by telling a lie
- Tell a lie by telling the truth

The first two are obvious. The third is a white lie. The last is manipulation.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (6FeV1)

329 And that's if the electricity is free, right?
Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (nfrXX)

I do this with Prius vs Corolla and it is always about 10.

quarter million miles

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (yrol0)

330 Aramis.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (jZSOU)

I have a bottle of aramis somewhere. Never use cologne. Never even think of using it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (kBuGL)

331 The dirty rats !
Posted by: JT

I read that in a James Cagney sells reverse mortgages and Viagra voice

Posted by: Miklosian Anti-Marketing SA de CV at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (QzkSJ)

332 The district attorney whose office let out Waukesha parade killer Darrell Brooks on a $1,000 bond three weeks ago previously admitted he knew his laxed bail policies would lead to killers being set free and murdering others, saying flippantly in a 2007 interview: 'You bet, it's guaranteed to happen.'

John Chisolm was elected as Milwaukee County District Attorney in 2007 and he immediately started advocating for lower cash bonds for criminals, like Brooks -- a felon with a history of domestic violence charges who was most recently locked up for running over the mother of his children.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (UHVv4)

333 Exactly what leads you to believe that such a requirement would be limited only to 'foreign workers?'

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM

Exactly. "First they came..."

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (Do5/p)

334 If you don't know certain period icons it kinda dates yourself

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2021 06:27 PM (2JoB8)

335 Cheap 70s cologne for teenagers. Baby's first scent
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

English Leather was the classy stuff
Posted by: Miklos, pairing with Olde English 800

Aramis.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (jZSOU)
-----------
Old Spice!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 23, 2021 06:27 PM (AlkyK)

336 Speaking of, my son asked for a bottle of Polo for his birthday. My father wore it all the time, and I think son is missing his grandpa. Anyway, the stuff is like $80 a bottle. I told him he'd better find some Designer Imposters version of that shit.
Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 06:25 PM (Ez6QX)

It's the whale vomit, Jordan.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:27 PM (kBuGL)

337
in b4 BRUTE!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 06:27 PM (f9z5j)

338 Speaking of, my son asked for a bottle of Polo for his birthday. My father wore it all the time, and I think son is missing his grandpa. Anyway, the stuff is like $80 a bottle. I told him he'd better find some Designer Imposters version of that shit.
Posted by: Jordan61


Grey Flannel.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (OCTRt)

339 since they SSA took away the spousal benefit, the tricks have pretty much dried up

fuck em

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (us2H3)

340 328 I've been using the following scheme to categorize things recently. You can:

- Tell the truth by telling the truth
- Tell a lie by telling a lie
- Tell the truth by telling a lie
- Tell a lie by telling the truth

The first two are obvious. The third is a white lie. The last is manipulation.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (6FeV1)

NYT The crops were good and the Ukrainians eat better than Kulaks!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (yrol0)

341 Cool Water.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (asBDP)

342 310

Because it applies to nonresidents,ie those who do not reside in the US. This is really a nothingburger and no need to set hair on fire. As it is if you cross a land border and are not a citizen, now, you have to be vaxxed. There was an exception for truck drivers. Tht exception is going away. That is all. It will affect nobody here or anyone you know.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (s12uX)

343 Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 23, 2021 06:26 PM (UHVv4)

I think John Chisholm should be sued by some of the families of the victims.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (poMoX)

344 Your Ethos
Your Pathos
Your Porthos
Your Aramis
Your Brut Cologne
You're writing home
You are hopeless
Your hopelessness
Is rising around you, rising around you
You like it
--Frank Zappa "Blue Light"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (KZzsI)

345 I love that song!

You oughta see him metamorphosize
From Barney Jekyll into Bubba Hyde!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

One of the very few country music songs on my playlist. Not a fan of that music genre but I do love that song.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (Vxu+H)

346 It's the whale vomit, Jordan.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:27 PM (kBuGL)
-----------
Try to find someone willing to stick his finger down a whale's throat...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (AlkyK)

347 When I think of Pappaw, I think of Barbasol, peppermint and tobacco.

Grandpa actually was similar even though he quit smoking after getting out of the Army before I was born. But Grandma smoked.

Barbasol had good market penetration in that generation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (kBuGL)

348
My surmise is that they make their buck by tightly restricting specialist referrals and soaking you if you go out of network.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM


It's kind of astonishing to suspect that private enterprise could somehow be more efficient than a government entity.

I know, snark. Sorry.

But it is actually pretty interesting the amount of benefits they offer over 'plain Jane' Medicare. Embarrassing actually. I never had insurance this good.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (dQvv7)

349 Cheap 70s cologne for teenagers. Baby's first scent
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

English Leather was the classy stuff
Posted by: Miklos, pairing with Olde English 800

Aramis.
Posted by: Tonypete

Old Spice!
Posted by: Captain Obvious,

Fuck all y'all. Avon.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (OCTRt)

350 Holy cow! For the Emperor!

Posted by: zombie Hari Karate at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (UHVv4)

351 Drakkar Noir

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (Do5/p)

352 So when is Bi den going to ask the CCP for a date with Putin?

Or is he just going to rip another one.

Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (J6igU)

353 Ambergris: Rub it all over!

Posted by: klaftern at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (taPSh)

354 Speaking of, my son asked for a bottle of Polo for his birthday. My father wore it all the time, and I think son is missing his grandpa. Anyway, the stuff is like $80 a bottle. I told him he'd better find some Designer Imposters version of that shit.
Posted by: Jordan61


"There's something about an Aqua Velva man "

There's something about an aqua vulva man, too, but we won't go there .

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:29 PM (arJlL)

355 Old Spice!

I have a bottle of old spice I have made last for like 25 years by using only for formal occasions.

I had a girl online ask me how I smelled and I had no idea how to answer that. Not bad, I hope. I don't wear perfumes or scents usually. Maybe shampoo?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (KZzsI)

356 Because it applies to nonresidents,ie those who do not reside in the US. This is really a nothingburger and no need to set hair on fire. As it is if you cross a land border and are not a citizen, now, you have to be vaxxed. There was an exception for truck drivers. Tht exception is going away. That is all. It will affect nobody here or anyone you know.
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (s12uX)


You trust what they say? Fuck that shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (asBDP)

357 Marketing does not screw the customer.

They hold them down while Sales screws them.

Posted by: Parker at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (hJWil)

358 Hai Karate

Valerie Leon ( huge tracts of land )

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (M+Lyo)

359 It's the whale vomit, Jordan.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:27 PM (kBuGL)


Ha! I watched that Bob's Burgers episode not too long ago.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (Ez6QX)

360 Aramis.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:24 PM (jZSOU)
-----------
Old Spice!
Posted by: Captain Obvious,

*checks label*

Pinaud's "Clubman" Bay Rum for the win!

Posted by: Aromatic Miklos at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (QzkSJ)

361 Jordan61, it's outrageous. I used to wear Misha until it went $250 an ounce.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (S7ieC)

362 Barbasol had good market penetration in that generation.

Still around, cheap, and works great. They INVENTED foaming shaving goo.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (KZzsI)

363 Advertising:

An $80 ExOfficio shirts just as good as a $30 Columbia shirt.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:31 PM (yrol0)

364 #348 as the private entity grows it eventually is indistinguishable from government.

Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 06:31 PM (J6igU)

365 At least Avon SSS keeps the bugs off ya.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 06:31 PM (asBDP)

366 358 Hai Karate

Valerie Leon ( huge tracts of land )
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (M+Lyo)

*looks her up- easily clickbaited*

You ain't lying! +1

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:31 PM (kBuGL)

367 There was an exception for truck drivers. Tht exception is going away. That is all. It will affect nobody here or anyone you know.
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon

Yep.

Lotsa slack in an underutilized logistics system.

Posted by: Miklos, Just in Time at November 23, 2021 06:31 PM (QzkSJ)

368 >The fine print for those ads say they have no connection with government Medicare or Medicaid and are part of some insurance thing. So caveat emptor.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (2JVJo)

Well, even if I were of the age to collect Social Security, I'm savvy enough to not fall for that crap. I was curious if there was some kind of new government bennie out there based on living in a poor or "diverse" area or something.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 06:31 PM (cSs/W)

369 Polo was the stand by in the 80s and 90s. Hai Karate was even before my time but I know it was famous. My dad had English Leather but to be honest,he didn't need a damn thing and he knew it lol.


I use Brut and Acqua Velva. Cheap as crap, and old school as they come. I laugh that we all wanted Drakkar. Those were good times compared to this, no doubt there.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (NXntH)

370 When I go out a little Hoppes #9 behind the ears does the trick !

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (M+Lyo)

371 They hold them down while Sales screws them.
Posted by: Parker at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (hJWil)

Real sale people help people get what they want.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (yrol0)

372 356

So you think they secretly mean every truck driver will need to be vaxxed? Whatever.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (s12uX)

373 Plus Barbasol had great advertising, those signs along the highway.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (KZzsI)

374 Pinaud's "Clubman" Bay Rum for the win!
Posted by: Aromatic Miklos at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (QzkSJ)

Did you mug a barber?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (asBDP)

375 Jovan Musk

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (BFigT)

376 Vanilla repels gnats.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (S7ieC)

377 >>>Cheap 70s cologne for teenagers. Baby's first scent

>Skin Bracer was for men. Thanks I needed that!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (BPuaD)

378 I have never worn cologne or used aftershave. Never quite saw the point of either.

Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (s12uX)

379 Freddie Mercury and Magic Johnson had good market penetration. Filled a lot of holes.

Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (J6igU)

380 Only way wife can pay is that she has her boyfriend credit card.
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM


Don't mess with the Bull, or she won't get the horn.

Posted by: David French at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (a3Q+t)

381 Real sale people help people get what they want.
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (yrol0)

Yeah, but how often do you find one of those?

Posted by: Parker at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (hJWil)

382 >Some providers of Medicare Advantage plans rebate part of the insured's monthly Part B premium (that is paid to Fedgov). The insurance company gets a big monthly payment from Medicare for each patient they are carrying which in some cases allows them to do this. It only happens in some areas and some plans.
Posted by: Bigsmith at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (G/mW5)

Ah ok, thank you for explaining. I've had my fill of JJ Walker and Joe Namath. Enough to last a lifetime.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (cSs/W)

383
Anyone else like the smell of Barbacide?

Barbacide is the blue liquid in which the combs soak at the barber's shop and salons.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (f9z5j)

384 I had a girl online ask me how I smelled and I had no idea how to answer that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

CRT, her question was a litmus test. The proper answer was: "With my nose."

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (jZSOU)

385 59 >>Sad news, a 6th person from the WI attack has died and this time it's a child.


What's real sad is that you can only kill that motherfucker once.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 05:30 PM (4/+ky)

That's a hell of a thing to say about an innocent kid.
~~~
Comment 1: sad indeed
Comment 2: indeed!
Comment 3: lol, only the Horde.

Let's see, after skimming today's content, I'm going to say, context matters and THANKS for the content and the comments.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (IDhUW)

386 Barbasol decreased their can down an ounce or so, then they said "F it" and went to a teeny tiny can. Shrinkflation.

Girls like aftershave, but the way to tell they like you, is they will steal a stinky sweaty T-shirt from you. I'm not making this up. If you're wondering where your favorite shirt went ...

Posted by: Common Tater at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (4kNoB)

387 The pub I frequent is giving opportunities for regulars to participate in making a pilot batch. I'm going to take advantage of the opportunity.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (0mAW3)

388 Yeah, but how often do you find one of those?
Posted by: Parker at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (hJWil)

I think most of the time.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:34 PM (yrol0)

389 Anyone else like the smell of Barbacide?

Barbacide is the blue liquid in which the combs soak at the barber's shop and salons.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM (f9z5j)

Yes. That and the powder after they shave your neck.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 23, 2021 06:34 PM (kBuGL)

390 I had a girl online ask me how I smelled and I had no idea how to answer that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

You smell like danger.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 06:34 PM (0mAW3)

391
Noo000OOod

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at November 23, 2021 06:34 PM (f9z5j)

392 Darrell E. Brooks, who allegedly plowed his SUV into a Christmas parade in Waukesha Sunday, has been charged with 5 counts of intentional homicide -- just as authorities reveal a sixth death in the incident. His bail is set at $5 Million.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 23, 2021 06:34 PM (UHVv4)

393 when I was 18 and on my own in Dallas, I would just take a wee bit of baby oil and rub it on the right spots

I was kinda broke

the ladies loved it

course the blond curls and blue eyes on a 6'3 " farm boy didn't hurt

hehehehe

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2021 06:34 PM (us2H3)

394 Girls in summer dresses, sweat and Charlie. Ah Mexico before the bad times.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at November 23, 2021 06:34 PM (oWBc3)

395 Pinaud's "Clubman" Bay Rum for the win!
Posted by: Aromatic Miklos at November 23, 2021 06:30 PM (QzkSJ)

Did you mug a barber?
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

Floyd....used to give "samples"

Posted by: Miklos Mayberry RFD at November 23, 2021 06:34 PM (QzkSJ)

396 So you think they secretly mean every truck driver will need to be vaxxed? Whatever.
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:32 PM (s12uX)

They lie like rugs and the goalposts always move.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 06:35 PM (asBDP)

397 Whoa. Brooks, the Wisconsin parade driver failed to register as a sex offender in Nevada. Seems he had a baby with a 15 yr old.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 06:35 PM (OCTRt)

398 Laura Loomer EXCLUSIVE: Darrell Brooks Belongs to Black Supremacist Sect of Islam Called "The Five Percent Nation", He Committed Vehicular Jihad

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2021 06:35 PM (X5CsJ)

399 It will affect nobody here or anyone you know.
Posted by: JoeXiDen - Lessko Brandon at November 23, 2021 06:28 PM (s12uX)


In one years' time, one of us is going to be eating a very large plate of crow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 06:35 PM (2JVJo)

400 The Medicare Advantage plans (read: managed care, restricted network, block grant funding)....

My surmise is that they make their buck by tightly restricting specialist referrals and soaking you if you go out of network.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 06:23 PM (m45I2)
--------------

Go out of network they don't pay. And networks aren't that easy. A friend, unadvisedly, signed for one.
He had to drive to another town for a doc that was on the list. ... and they were very don't GAS.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 06:35 PM (xlA0I)

401 299 Going out to diner with my wife. And she is paying. Life is good.

See you all in a while. Maybe.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Eat Hardy !
Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 06:22 PM (arJlL)
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Oh my! Happy birthday to ME!

Posted by: Tom Hardy at November 23, 2021 06:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

402 You smell like danger.
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Pull my finger and find out!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 23, 2021 06:36 PM (UHVv4)

403 Plus Barbasol
had great advertising,
those signs
along the highway.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Burma Shave

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:36 PM (jZSOU)

404 A Stolen BMW Hit This Ten Ton School Bus Hard Enough To Roll It

Headline should read:

Car thief tries to kill your children.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:36 PM (yrol0)

405 Frosting a birthday cake for Mom. She's 29. And how!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at November 23, 2021 06:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

406 Hubs can wear almost any type of cologne and it smells good. He must have some weird body chemistry. Best thing I ever smelled on a man was when I met the lead singer for Adelita's Way at a meet and greet. He gave me a hug and smelled so delicious I seriously swooned. Okay.. he's also a hotty. Who smelled good.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 23, 2021 06:36 PM (nxdel)

407 CTA has warned a hasty implementation could spell even more trouble for the North American supply chain that is already facing challenges associated with the driver shortage.

https://tinyurl.com/mbtcpwpk

Posted by: old chick at November 23, 2021 06:36 PM (sOete)

408 397 Whoa. Brooks, the Wisconsin parade driver failed to register as a sex offender in Nevada. Seems he had a baby with a 15 yr old.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 06:35 PM (OCTRt)

AKA Dem Voter

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:37 PM (yrol0)

409 397 Whoa. Brooks, the Wisconsin parade driver failed to register as a sex offender in Nevada. Seems he had a baby with a 15 yr old.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 06:35 PM (OCTRt)
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Is she the one he ran over or was it a different baby mama?

Posted by: Braenyard at November 23, 2021 06:38 PM (xlA0I)

410 CRT, her question was a litmus test. The proper answer was: "With my nose."
Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 06:33 PM


You'd be surprised how many dig "With my tongue."

Posted by: The Snake at November 23, 2021 06:38 PM (a3Q+t)

411 The Hai Karate proving grounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddIHTqU2iv4

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at November 23, 2021 06:39 PM (Dc2NZ)

412 Re: the truckdrivers thang...
We have one truck over 26,000 pounds, so we have to keep all the same documentation that an over the road trucker does.
Got fined $2500 some years back because my random drug test wasn't sufficiently random.
There were 2 of us.
If they think they can, they will.

Posted by: MkY at November 23, 2021 06:39 PM (Foq6I)

413 From the above linked article >

CTA said it conservatively estimates that 10-20% of Canadian truck drivers crossing the border (12,000-22,000), and 40% of U.S. truck drivers (16,000) travelling into Canada will exit the cross-border business if the vaccine requirement goes into effect as scheduled.

Posted by: old chick at November 23, 2021 06:40 PM (sOete)

414 Where I live, the power company does lots of advertising. I guess cause they are worried you will switch to the other nonexistent power company. Or you will forget to use electricity.

Posted by: azjaeger at November 23, 2021 06:40 PM (dv9Ha)

415 I posit adds are more truthful than the media. With an add you go in knowing what the bias is. The media not so much. With the media the biases are all to the left but the who and why are not always clear. See fox, it says fair and balanced...lie, also we are conservatives, another lie. Fox is not balanced at all and is certainly not conservative. Compared to other its more balanced and less progessive but they wouldn't ever admit it. All media lies. All the time. Adds yup lie but always in self interest.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 23, 2021 06:41 PM (0OmEj)

416 413 From the above linked article >

CTA said it conservatively estimates that 10-20% of Canadian truck drivers crossing the border (12,000-22,000), and 40% of U.S. truck drivers (16,000) travelling into Canada will exit the cross-border business if the vaccine requirement goes into effect as scheduled.
Posted by: old chick at November 23, 2021 06:40 PM (sOete)

Trucks from Mexico will keel you and you We do nothing

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:42 PM (yrol0)

417 Everyone should try Shave Secret if they haven't.

Works great, tiny bottle, cheap, cooling feeling on the skin, smells old school as hell.

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2021 06:43 PM (oXNqT)

418 Nothin' beats Eau de Depends.

Posted by: Tootin' Uncle Joe at November 23, 2021 06:47 PM (Xrfse)

419 Five Percent Nation, also called Nation of Gods and Earths, American revisionist movement, led by Clarence 13X, which split from the Nation of Islam in 1963. The movement rejected being called a religion, preferring instead to be known as a culture and way of life. Its teachings are referred to as "Supreme Mathematics."

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2021 06:47 PM (X5CsJ)

420 So break even is 10 trips around the world.



Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 06:21 PM (yrol0)





Thank you for doing the math so we don't have to!

Posted by: NC Ref at November 23, 2021 06:50 PM (RAodA)

421 Trucks from Mexico will keel you and you We do nothing
Posted by: rhennigantx

I doubt the regulation will be equally enforced on both land borders anyway.
Canada trucks huge percentages of ag products, vehicles, etc. to the USA.
It will be felt on both sides.

Posted by: old chick at November 23, 2021 06:56 PM (sOete)

422 destroying everything they can is part of the plan to lose the house and senate. the goal is to smoke Trump out and into running again. they will rig the election again and he will lose and take the house and senate with him. Thus, ending forever Trumpism.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens riding the E to the 6, oh my! at November 23, 2021 07:03 PM (b+v9B)

423 A better-informed conclusion: I might be able to save, but it is going to take some work and some shopping to find out and it might not be worth it to find out depending on how much I spend today.

This all the advertising is trying to get you to do. Go to the Allstate website. Traffic. Most ad agencies see their job as getting traffic to your site. It's the client's job to sell them after that. Unless the agency is also curating the client's site, which is not that common.

Posted by: mot at November 23, 2021 07:12 PM (FmeBQ)

424 I'm in advertising. Good work doesn't deceive or manipulate people, contrary to popular opinion.

Good advertising encourages people to think about a different alternative or reinforce why you buy that product in the first place. It reinforces critical thinking if done well.

Advertising gets a bad rap.

Posted by: mot at November 23, 2021 07:16 PM (FmeBQ)

425 Ha. And as usual I come in on a dead thread. Cheers.

Posted by: mot at November 23, 2021 07:17 PM (FmeBQ)

426 And if anyone reads this. I find the comparison of advertising with politics to be offensive. It's illegal to lie in advertising.

Posted by: mot at November 23, 2021 07:20 PM (FmeBQ)

427 A cover song I like is Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 23, 2021 07:22 PM (NOYGJ)

428 That is more why Statistics are worse than Damned Lies than direct Corp Speak.
Still, it is useful to learn both as the first is used with and the second a similar dialect to Politician Lingo/Gov Speech, and the even more widely used in Media Babble.

Posted by: Sam at November 23, 2021 07:29 PM (ohyxL)

429 Thank you for appropriately calling it "advertising," rather than "marketing."

"Advertising" is what the cast of "Mad Men" sometimes attempted to do when they weren't getting hammered, smoking, or trying to get a leg over on a nubile secretary. "Marketing" is the "four ''P's" and a ton of scientific, statistical research that makes political polling look like the onanism it is, in comparison.

Posted by: mr_bill at November 24, 2021 01:11 AM (5DcEc)

430 101 Pretty sure BLM is good for five million.

____
The old BLM boss used it all up to buy houses.

Posted by: Ciampino at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (qfLjt)

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