Mid-Morning Art Thread

Willink Zeppelin1.jpg

The Zeppelin
Carel Willink

Posted by: CBD at 09:33 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:33 AM (Zz0t1)

2 OH the HUMANITY!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

3 Oh, the humanity!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 08:34 AM (OCTRt)

4

"Fuckin' Zeppelin! Greatest Group EVAH!!!!!!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2021 08:34 AM (s2VJv)

5 de plane boss de plane

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2021 08:34 AM (yrol0)

6 Watch for bombs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 08:34 AM (LvTSG)

7 Neat painting. Germany, 1935 (pre-Hindenburg)?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:34 AM (/XOcP)

8 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 11, 2021 08:34 AM (arJlL)

9 Who said something about huge manatees?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 08:34 AM (LvTSG)

10 "Kirov reporting"

Posted by: weew at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (EaEMG)

11 As G D is my witness I thot turkeys could fly

Posted by: Less Nessman at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (yrol0)

12 They're not gonna wave back. They're busy doing weird things to groupies with swordfish up there.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (Bmy3R)

13 I'm looking for a Hugh Gass.

Will someone check the men's room for a Hugh Gass?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (Zz0t1)

14 Looks like Zeppelin's European Tour of '73.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (Rvt88)

15 Happy Londoners waving before the 50 kg bombs drop.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (I58tH)

16 The first zeppelins were filled with farts.

Posted by: JT at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (arJlL)

17 Oh wow, didn't even realize it was gameday. What's the line?

Posted by: Inogame at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (53oGX)

18 This new form of travel is gonna blow up

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (uwc6D)

19 Cool picture. I'm surprised the environmentalists aren't championing the return of these.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 08:35 AM (ONvIw)

20 The patches of wet on the streets is a nice touch along with the topcoats and trenchcoats. Sort of like how every movie filmed at night now has wet streets for the visuals, even though we're not shown the rain.

Unless we are shown the rain. And the actors have to go through hell.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:36 AM (/XOcP)

21 I don't see any bridge. Has anyone seen the bridge?

Posted by: dantesed at June 11, 2021 08:36 AM (88xKn)

22 Chipotle float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:36 AM (Zz0t1)

23 Definitely looks like album cover art. Would hang.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 11, 2021 08:36 AM (HaL55)

24 I'm looking for a Hugh Gass.

Will someone check the men's room for a Hugh Gass?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

I've got it!
-- Mike Hunt

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:36 AM (Rvt88)

25 24 I'm looking for a Hugh Gass.

Will someone check the men's room for a Hugh Gass?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

I've got it!
-- Mike Hunt
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:36 AM (Rvt8

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I don't get it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (LvTSG)

26 Need a whole lotta love...

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (AwYPR)

27 It appears to be winter or maybe late fall. The tree to the left of center is (dare I say it?) naked.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (/XOcP)

28 If you look closely, you can see Indiana Jones tossing a Nazi out of the gondola

Posted by: weew at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (EaEMG)

29 Where's the GoodYear logo?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (Zz0t1)

30 Shouldn't that be "Waving at the Zeppelin After a Shower?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (HaL55)

31 16 The first zeppelins were filled with farts.

All passengers had to down a can of beans before boarding! Too bad they didn't know about kimchi yet.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (Bmy3R)

32 That thing is going over like Led. All the immigrants in it will have to find a new song, because they will all be on the stairway to heaven.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (VPogc)

33 Shouldn't it be docking at the Empire State Building??

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (UHVv4)

34 *must not break 100 comment rule*

*must not break 100 comment rule!

Posted by: Jack Mioff at June 11, 2021 08:38 AM (mdjgu)

35 The patches of wet on the streets is a nice touch along with the topcoats and trenchcoats. Sort of like how every movie filmed at night now has wet streets for the visuals,

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Why is that?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 08:38 AM (OCTRt)

36 Would hang!

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021 08:38 AM (pWrfh)

37 Mythbusters tried to make a lead balloon once.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:38 AM (Zz0t1)

38 Technically a very well done piece of art. The reflections in the puddles is a nice touch.

Would hang, with a little light.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 11, 2021 08:38 AM (5p7BC)

39 In the old days, waving one's hat at a giant suppository was said to bring good luck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 08:38 AM (fLVm1)

40 31 16 The first zeppelins were filled with farts.

All passengers had to down a can of beans before boarding! Too bad they didn't know about kimchi yet.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (Bmy3R)

=========

*deleted scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 08:38 AM (LvTSG)

41 Shouldn't it be docking at the Empire State Building??
Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (UHVv4)


Large Gorilla makes for tough docking.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:39 AM (Zz0t1)

42 On its way to Monday Night Football.

Except we call that "soccer."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:39 AM (Bmy3R)

43 " They're not gonna wave back. They're busy doing weird things to groupies with swordfish up there."

Better them than me.

Posted by: The Mud Shark at June 11, 2021 08:39 AM (Tnijr)

44 That thing is going over like Led. All the immigrants in it will have to find a new song, because they will all be on the stairway to heaven.
Posted by: Huck Follywood


Since we are not getting their best & brightest, they may all be on a Highway to Hell.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 08:39 AM (OCTRt)

45 35 The patches of wet on the streets is a nice touch along with the topcoats and trenchcoats. Sort of like how every movie filmed at night now has wet streets for the visuals,

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Why is that?
Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 08:38 AM (OCTRt)

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The reflections on the ground from the water look better than dry streets in the dark. It also helps with lighting since light reflects off of water.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 08:39 AM (LvTSG)

46 That's wonderful.

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 08:39 AM (Y3SPi)

47 From what I've read, zeppelin travel was comfortable and swift for those days, and quite popular in the Continent and America. They used the inflammable hydrogen in the bags for lift because helium (which does not catch fire) was and is very rare on Earth and expensive to produce, whereas hydrogen (from water) was everywhere.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:39 AM (/XOcP)

48 I see humans staring half-blankly at the latest technology in a lifeless and near colorless world.

Posted by: 496 at June 11, 2021 08:40 AM (U1eOr)

49 A single sniper with an incendiary round.....

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2021 08:40 AM (gmo/4)

50 That street corner is in Amsterdam.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 11, 2021 08:40 AM (NpAcC)

51 Ah, a bustle in the hedgerow.

Posted by: Count de Monet, checked in to the Heartbreak Hotel at June 11, 2021 08:40 AM (4I/2K)

52 My boner when Donny Two Scoop won in 2016.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 11, 2021 08:41 AM (ufFY8)

53 In the old days, waving one's hat at a giant suppository was said to bring good luck.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021


***
They defined "suppository" as "place where suppositions are stored."

I suppose.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:41 AM (/XOcP)

54 That street corner is in Amsterdam.
Posted by: redridinghood

Just down the street from the Sex Emporium and next to the Hash Cafe'.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:41 AM (Rvt88)

55 Vatch as ve droppen die bomben on des dumkopfs

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2021 08:41 AM (gmo/4)

56 The Zeppelin
Carel Willink

****

Zeppelin, Through the Eye of a Camera - a limerick

This picture is rather unique
Using new photographic technique
Yet I'm sad to report
That it falls a bit short
He was Willink, but his flash was weak!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 08:41 AM (m45I2)

57 The reflections on the ground from the water look better than dry streets in the dark. It also helps with lighting since light reflects off of water.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Always wondered about that. Thank you for the explanation.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 08:42 AM (OCTRt)

58 54 That street corner is in Amsterdam.
Posted by: redridinghood

Just down the street from the Sex Emporium and next to the Hash Cafe'.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:41 AM (Rvt8

=========

"What has happened to my poor city? Now...where's my opium den?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 08:42 AM (LvTSG)

59 Massive boulevard. Was there some standard width that the German army demanded from other countries?

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2021 08:42 AM (AytXr)

60 Dudes on the ground be like... Free Bird!!

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2021 08:42 AM (3H9h1)

61 Interesting. Drab lifeless color scheme is depressing.
A very depressing painting, well executed though. A good album cover, I agree.

Posted by: Ziba at June 11, 2021 08:42 AM (S1hrL)

62 Why?

Why was this painted? Why are we looking at it? Why does it make me want to hide in a corner?

Besides the men, the only living things in that picture are trees...and they actually look dead.

I will wait for a simian.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 08:42 AM (XxJt1)

63 I see Christopher Walken at the controls, laughing as he prepares to flood the metropolis below.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 11, 2021 08:42 AM (dfRN6)

64 Muldoon - do the pun/limerick voices in your head ever give you a moment's rest or is just non-stop?

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (Rvt88)

65 Carel Willink

When interviewing his potential new art dealer, Willink asked him if he had the skills and connections to sell his works, and if he was prepared to start immediately.

The reply? "I'm ready, Willink. And able!"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (Bmy3R)

66 "They used the inflammable hydrogen in the bags for lift because helium (which does not catch fire) was and is very rare on Earth and expensive to produce, "

If memory serves correctly, the U.S. had the worlds largest helium reserves, and would not sell any to Germany, a nation who was completely lacking in access to helium. Ergo, hydrogen.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (3D/fK)

67
In the old days, waving one's hat at a giant suppository was said to bring good luck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021

But only if you had an onion in your belt. Which was the fashion of that time.

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (gmo/4)

68 So did most of the contemporary German kids spell "Zeppelin" wrong on their school folders?

Posted by: azjaeger at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (3/XaG)

69 48 I see humans staring half-blankly at the latest technology in a lifeless and near colorless world.
Posted by: 496 at June 11, 2021 08:40 AM (U1eOr)

nice

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (Y3SPi)

70 Oops...

Posted by: Little Boy With A Slingshot at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (JioHo)

71 Be careful with that hydrogen, it can be a heartbreaker. But if you take along a living, loving maid then the two of you you can ramble on about what is and what should never be. And if you brought a whole lotta love along with you then you can bring it on home, and if you should spot Moby Dick while over the ocean, you can shout "thank you!"

Lemon song.

Posted by: weew at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (EaEMG)

72 It's a good thing that most European cities are built out of stone. When that blimp goes into "OH, THE HUMANITY" mode, the owners of the properties below will be grateful for the construction method.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:44 AM (Jsjd7)

73 48 I see humans staring half-blankly at the latest technology in a lifeless and near colorless world.

It's Amsterdam. They're all stoned AF.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (Bmy3R)

74 I thot hydrogen has more "lift" than helium? I got a C in chemistry so....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (3H9h1)

75 Due to poor weather and uninspired balloon designs, the first Macy's Christmas Parade was a poorly-attended affair.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (fLVm1)

76 I see humans staring half-blankly at the latest technology in a lifeless and near colorless world.
Posted by: 496 at June 11, 2021 08:40 AM (U1eOr)
++++
Eh, they seem animated enough, what with the hat-waving at all.

Also, this could easily describe the modern world. Except colorlessness. We have a lot of color.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (Jsjd7)

77 A lot more of that street is wet than I first thought. The sun is off to the left somewhere, so the left-hand building is casting its shadow on the lighter-colored block. So the darkness on the street along the curbs on this side of the buildings is at least partly standing water.

It rained heavily, but it was a while ago, since some of the street is dry.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (/XOcP)

78 It is baloooon.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (VwHCD)

79
Also, this could easily describe the modern world. Except colorlessness. We have a lot of color.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (Jsjd7)


It's the Twilight movie.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:46 AM (Zz0t1)

80 I thot hydrogen has more "lift" than helium? I got a C in chemistry so....
Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (3H9h1)
++++
THOT hydrogen looks great and has a lot of "lift" but blows up spectacularly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:46 AM (Jsjd7)

81 37 Mythbusters tried to make a lead balloon once.
Posted by: Sponge

99 lead balloons

Floating in the summer sky
Panic bells, it's a lead alert
There's something here from somewhere else

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 11, 2021 08:46 AM (oEn12)

82 I thot hydrogen has more "lift" than helium? I got a C in chemistry so....

It also has more "bang". A lot more.

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2021 08:46 AM (AytXr)

83 Oh, that's a church on the left.

In other words...a house of the holy.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:46 AM (Bmy3R)

84 For some reason this has a SYFY vibe to it. I think aliens are flying that blimp.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 11, 2021 08:47 AM (NpAcC)

85 Just another symbol of the patriarchy. Has anyone told Carol she is spelling her name wrong?

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2021 08:47 AM (Tnijr)

86 Massive boulevard. Was there some standard width that the German army demanded from other countries?
Posted by: t-bird


Company width for marching.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 08:47 AM (OCTRt)

87 Also, this could easily describe the modern world. Except colorlessness. We have a lot of color.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (Jsjd7)

Exactly! The parallels stuck out for me. The men don't seem overly animated to me, but they're putting all their attention into something that will not give them anything back. Just like kids & their phones.

Posted by: 496 at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (U1eOr)

88 https://tinyurl.com/jvn4a6m8
$85k for a used blimp.

Posted by: Downcast at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (8k967)

89 If memory serves correctly, the U.S. had the worlds largest helium reserves, and would not sell any to Germany, a nation who was completely lacking in access to helium. Ergo, hydrogen.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 11, 2021


***
That might be part of it. Did the U.S. zeppelins use helium, then? If so, why did they stop using the craft after the Hindenburg disaster? I recall reading that the entire industry collapsed after that incident.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (/XOcP)

90 ...trenchcoats..."

***

They're Waving More Than Their Hats - a limerick

I sadly neglected to mention
A fact that has captured my attention
The Zeppelin's a sight
On its first overflight
Of a regional flasher's convention

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (m45I2)

91
"They used the inflammable hydrogen in the bags for lift because helium
(which does not catch fire) was and is very rare on Earth and expensive
to produce, "



If memory serves correctly, the U.S. had the worlds largest helium
reserves, and would not sell any to Germany, a nation who was completely
lacking in access to helium. Ergo, hydrogen.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (3D/fK)

It was also true that the US department of Helium did not want the Germans to abuse helium by inhaling it and speaking in really high pitched German. Hitler, himself was also against it as inhaled helium made crowds laugh as he gave his speeches.


Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (gmo/4)

92 White supremacy.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (Zz0t1)

93 78 It is baloooon.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (VwHCD)

"It's not a balloon! You stupid little thick-headed Saxon git! It's not a balloon! Balloons is for kiddy-winkies. If you want to play with balloons, get outside!!"

- Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (dfRN6)

94 Hmmm. Kind of drab, but I like it.

Sitting here at home, sipping coffee, waiting for a new fridge to be delivered. Could do worse on a Friday.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (rBtIz)

95 "Was there some standard width that the German army demanded from other countries?
Posted by: t-bird


Company width for marching."


And trees.

For shade

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (3D/fK)

96 Most Euro streets were quite narrow, no? Thinking something that wide was a plaza (platz?)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (Bmy3R)

97 That zeppelin is carrying a whole lotta love.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 11, 2021 08:49 AM (bkUtD)

98 Men wore hats.

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 08:49 AM (Y3SPi)

99 In the streets after the flasher convention.

The trenchcoats!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)

100 Hundo!

Posted by: Inogame at June 11, 2021 08:49 AM (53oGX)

101 That might be part of it. Did the U.S. zeppelins use helium, then? If so, why did they stop using the craft after the Hindenburg disaster? I recall reading that the entire industry collapsed after that incident.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (/XOcP)
++++
Bad press and customer trepidation likely played a part ("It's helium, not hydrogen. It's safe, not dangerous." is a nuance most people won't care about it), but airplanes are the more likely answer. Zeppelins were a transitional product and heavier-than-air craft are wildly superior.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (Jsjd7)

102 >>>Men wore hats.
Posted by: m


Later there were Men Without Hats.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (bkUtD)

103
They're Waving More Than Their Hats - a limerick

I sadly neglected to mention
A fact that has captured my attention
The Zeppelin's a sight
On its first overflight
Of a regional flasher's convention
Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (m45I2)



I did NOT read this before my post......I'm no Amy Schumer.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (Zz0t1)

104 voila !

Posted by: strangler at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (g741k)

105 Why aren't there any women on the street?

Posted by: redridinghood at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (NpAcC)

106 31 16 The first zeppelins were filled with farts.

All passengers had to down a can of beans before boarding! Too bad they didn't know about kimchi yet.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:37 AM (Bmy3R)

Add some Metformin to the mix and the zeppelin would have been invincible in the same manner a cane toad is invincible.

Posted by: Blor Utar, from Zimtok-5 at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (xxG/v)

107 don't get it

Posted by: strangler at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (g741k)

108 Why aren't there any women on the street?
Posted by: redridinghood at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (NpAcC)
++++
Sensible Dutch policies?

/me runs away

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (Jsjd7)

109 105 Why aren't there any women on the street?
Posted by: redridinghood at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (NpAcC)

In my day women didn't wave willy-nilly at airships... nor airship captains.

Posted by: Inogame at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (53oGX)

110 98 Men wore hats.

And it was not safe to dance.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (Bmy3R)

111 102 >>>Men wore hats.
Posted by: m


Later there were Men Without Hats.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (bkUtD)

========

Now we have men without chests.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (LvTSG)

112 Why aren't there any women on the street?
Posted by: redridinghood

Women streetwalkers are frowned upon in most advanced societies.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (Rvt88)

113 Why aren't there any women on the street?
Posted by: redridinghood at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (NpAcC)


Making sammiches. It's almost lunch time.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (Zz0t1)

114 Lab experiments kids cant do today #23,587

My HS auto shop teacher concentrated the hydrogen put off by a charging 12V car battery into a balloon. Said balloon, partially filled, was then exposed to a lit cigarette.
The subsequent boom was quite large for the size of the balloon.

SCIENCE!!!!

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021 08:52 AM (pWrfh)

115 >>>Why aren't there any women on the street?
Posted by: redridinghood


They were too busy making the men a sammich.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 11, 2021 08:52 AM (bkUtD)

116
========

Now we have men without chests.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 08:51 AM (LvTSG)


Or balls.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:52 AM (Zz0t1)

117 Men wore hats.
Posted by: m at June 11, 2021


***
And every hat in this painting is light or medium gray. Of course that color goes with anything; and most average-income men in the Hat Wearing Era would have had only 1 hat. Or at most 2, 1 for every day and 1 for church (maybe).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:52 AM (/XOcP)

118 Most Euro streets were quite narrow, no? Thinking something that wide was a plaza (platz?)
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (Bmy3R)


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

Die Zeppelinbeobachtungplatz. It's near the zoo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 08:52 AM (fLVm1)

119
Weirdo - a limerick

Beware of that lad named Muldoon
He dances to a dangerous tune
He puns all the time
And makes terrible rhyme
That dude is a hot air buffoon!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 08:52 AM (m45I2)

120 A little known fact:
The Hindenburg disaster was actually a gender reveal stunt that went horribly wrong.



Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2021 08:52 AM (gmo/4)

121 Why aren't there any women on the street?
Posted by: redridinghood at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (NpAcC)


They are in the kitchen and bedroom where they belong. ( Ducking)

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2021 08:53 AM (GPwVZ)

122 Obligatory:

https://youtu.be/yA_BhX0UdAo

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 11, 2021 08:53 AM (PGH8R)

123 "A single sniper with an incendiary round...."

Sniper? A police officer could probably hit it.

On a good day.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 11, 2021 08:53 AM (83lwH)

124 That might be part of it. Did the U.S. zeppelins use helium, then? If so, why did they stop using the craft after the Hindenburg disaster? I recall reading that the entire industry collapsed after that incident.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:48 AM (/XOcP)
++++
Bad press and customer trepidation likely played a part ("It's helium, not hydrogen. It's safe, not dangerous." is a nuance most people won't care about it), but airplanes are the more likely answer. Zeppelins were a transitional product and heavier-than-air craft are wildly superior.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:50 AM (Jsjd7)

Read up on US Navy airships of the era...Macon, Akron, Shenandoah.

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2021 08:53 AM (AwYPR)

125 They're Waving More Than Their Hats - a limerick
I'd normally doff my hat right about now, but...

You got me. Well done.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 11, 2021 08:54 AM (HaL55)

126 Lab experiments kids cant do today #23,587

My HS auto shop teacher concentrated the hydrogen put off by a charging 12V car battery into a balloon. Said balloon, partially filled, was then exposed to a lit cigarette.
The subsequent boom was quite large for the size of the balloon.

SCIENCE!!!!
Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021 08:52 AM (pWrfh)
++++
My junior high shop teacher did something similar. Aluminum foil + Acid in a glass bottle, balloon over the mouth of the bottle. He used a match (smoking was verboten by my time) rather than cigarette, but yeah. Big boom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 08:54 AM (Jsjd7)

127 Lab experiments kids cant do today #23,587

My HS auto shop teacher concentrated the hydrogen put off by a charging 12V car battery into a balloon. Said balloon, partially filled, was then exposed to a lit cigarette.
The subsequent boom was quite large for the size of the balloon.

SCIENCE!!!!
Posted by: IP


Now do "learning how to weld with a 12v battery and a Craftsman wrench!"

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 08:54 AM (OCTRt)

128 You're on fire, Muldoon.

Stay away from the zeppelins.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 11, 2021 08:54 AM (rBtIz)

129
Friends, Romans - a limerick

I heard from my old pal Maloney
That some people have called me a phony
But I don't give an ear
To all that I hear
That's a bunch of hot air baloney!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 08:55 AM (m45I2)

130 and most average-income men in the Hat Wearing Era would have had only 1 hat. Or at most 2, 1 for every day and 1 for church (maybe).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

In the late 50's/early 60's my great uncle would wear his every day fedora in the fields while cutting hay. If it was late August or so and hotter than hell, he'd remove his beat up suit coat and drape it over the fence.

Oh yeah, he was old school.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:55 AM (Rvt88)

131 "Most Euro streets were quite narrow"

Europe is like one of those modern art shows where everyone gathers around the Fire Extinguisher to discern it's meaning.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 11, 2021 08:55 AM (83lwH)

132 US Navy had several lighter than air ships, such as the Macon, all filled with helium.

However, multiple total losses, with attending loss of life caused their demise.

On the other hand, current lighter than air vehicles show tremendous advantage for sensor mounting and tracking of vehicles, ships and people.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 11, 2021 08:55 AM (3D/fK)

133
Oh yeah, he was old school.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:55 AM (Rvt8


And I bet he could punch a hole through a 2x4. Tough as nails.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:56 AM (Zz0t1)

134 74 I thot hydrogen has more "lift" than helium? I got a C in chemistry so....
Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2021 08:45 AM (3H9h1)

H is a 1
He is a 2

But H goes BOOM

Posted by: Less Nessman at June 11, 2021 08:56 AM (yrol0)

135 In the late 50's/early 60's my great uncle would wear his every day fedora in the fields while cutting hay. If it was late August or so and hotter than hell, he'd remove his beat up suit coat and drape it over the fence.

Oh yeah, he was old school.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:55 AM (Rvt8

----------

Your great uncle was Oliver Douglas??

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 08:56 AM (fLVm1)

136 The sight of a giant tampon floating overhead would scare me.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at June 11, 2021 08:57 AM (cSyAR)

137 On the other hand, current lighter than air vehicles show tremendous advantage for sensor mounting and tracking of vehicles, ships and people.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice.

The Goodyear Air Dock is still operational in Akron.

https://www.nps.gov/articles/goodyear-airdock.htm

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 08:57 AM (Rvt88)

138 I get allergic smelling hay.

Posted by: Lisa Douglas at June 11, 2021 08:57 AM (fLVm1)

139 In the late 50's/early 60's my great uncle would wear his every day fedora in the fields while cutting hay. If it was late August or so and hotter than hell, he'd remove his beat up suit coat and drape it over the fence.

Oh yeah, he was old school.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021


***

Much as I love my fedoras, I've never cared much for gray ones. They seem like Old Guy hats. Though I have 2, a charcoal gray and a light gray, both from Akubra in Australia.

But then, there was the gray wide-brimmed fedora Dr. Jones wears with his dark blue suit in Raiders, both on the seaplane and at the end of the film. Hardly a geezer or codger look there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (/XOcP)

140 Your great uncle was Oliver Douglas??
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 08:56 AM (fLVm1)
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Man! I can hear those flatcakes smacking against the breakfast table now!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (PGH8R)

141 lol. CDC to hold a meeting on experimental subjects getting myocarditis after getting COVID vaccine, then spend one hour on discussing vaccination of over 30 million children. But they've got this. You can trust them.

Exit question: at what point do we have enough "rare" side-effects including unusual coagulation, myocarditis, strikes, spiked based proteins issues and other inexplicable conditions that it becomes a general problem?

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (VpIIl)

142 It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes.

Carry on then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (fLVm1)

143 In other news, DeSantis has scared Abbot into creating this theater where Texas builds its own border wall and starts arresting and deporting illegals on its own.

This will fail of course, but Abbot can preen that he tried to build the damn wall.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (yL25O)

144 The waving folks think dancing days are here again

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (2cfUo)

145 Men without balls

Bois with soi

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 08:59 AM (Bmy3R)

146 Completely lacking in happy little bushes. Would not hang.

Posted by: zombie Bob Ross at June 11, 2021 08:59 AM (DMUuz)

147 138 I get allergic smelling hay.
Posted by: Lisa Douglas at June 11, 2021 08:57 AM (fLVm1)

; )

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 08:59 AM (Y3SPi)

148
This will fail of course, but Abbot can preen that he tried to build the damn wall.
Posted by: TexasDan at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (yL25O)



And he still hasn't signed the constitutional carry bill that he swore he'd sign if they put one on his desk.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 08:59 AM (Zz0t1)

149 "It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes. "

Hot Dog!

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2021 08:59 AM (Tnijr)

150 John Kerry

Carbon tax, 15% VAT, wealth tax, privilege tax

We are gonna fuck over the poor in the US and make the rogering the peasant got in the Middle Ages look like a cakewalk.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2021 09:00 AM (yrol0)

151 It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes.

Carry on then.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021


***

Has there been any mention of bustles in hedgerows?

(When I first heard that lyric, I pictured something like a corset stuffed into a hydrangea bush.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:00 AM (/XOcP)

152 I get allergic smelling hay.
Posted by: Lisa Douglas at June 11, 2021 08:57 AM (fLVm1)
++++
Smelling hay is often of low quality and can exhibit allergies or even trigger allergic responses in the smeller. This can turn people off of the medicinal and aesthetic benefits of smelling hay.

Shop carefully and choose only top-quality, organic, hypoallergenic smelling hay. Smelling hay is a fine a product when it is manufactured with love and care!

Posted by: Middle America Smelling Hay Growers and Manufacturers Trade Association at June 11, 2021 09:00 AM (Jsjd7)

153 142 It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes.

Carry on then.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (fLVm1)

mind if we Ramble on ?

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 09:00 AM (2cfUo)

154 "The Goodyear Air Dock is still operational in Akron. "

Thanks!

Up until several years ago, we could see an airship hanger off in the distance on the one hill when tied up in Agusta Bay for refueling.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (3D/fK)

155 The men at the zeppelin stop try in vain to wave down the zeppelin, but just like every other morning, it passes them by because the sharp pokey tree is too hazardous to land near.

The city government is getting some criticism for replacing the bus service with zeppelin service, but the mayor says this is much greener, and reduces street congestion, so fuck you.

Posted by: It's OK To Be gp at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (qpX6U)

156 Zardoz speaks to you, His chosen ones!

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (YxVzA)

157 "It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes. "

All part of the plant...

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (pWrfh)

158 I don't care how long you hold your lighters up, Zep is never gonna play Freebird.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (6FeV1)

159 Much as I love my fedoras, I've never cared much for gray ones. They seem like Old Guy hats. Though I have 2, a charcoal gray and a light gray, both from Akubra in Australia.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Last visit to Peter Bros in Fr. Worth, I was 'this close' to spending $$$$$$$ on a gorgeous hat. Cattleman's crease of course. The hat was so handsome it made you want to cry. I've been looking for a good fedora too - one day.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (Rvt88)

160
Shop carefully and choose only top-quality, organic, hypoallergenic smelling hay. Smelling hay is a fine a product when it is manufactured with love and care!
Posted by: Middle America Smelling Hay Growers and Manufacturers Trade Association at June 11, 2021 09:00 AM (Jsjd7)



Do not smell hay if you're allergic to smelling hay.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

161 156 Zardoz speaks to you, His chosen ones!

Would Hang.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (YxVzA)

=========

Needs more rifles.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (LvTSG)

162 The sight of a giant tampon floating overhead would scare me.

In French, "tampon" is just "buffer" or "container", so reading computer code written by French people can be pretty amusing.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (ZGrMX)

163 Keep on watching the... skies.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 09:02 AM (UHVv4)

164 This will fail of course, but Abbot can preen that he tried to build the damn wall.
It's awfully slow in arriving for me, but I'm fairly certain that given the current state of the former US of A, merely talking about doing something that needs to be done isn't cutting it anymore.
Starting with skool boards.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 11, 2021 09:02 AM (HaL55)

165 "It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes. "


Glad someone had the presence of mind to acknowledge that.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 09:02 AM (Bmy3R)

166
The Flemish Flyer - a limerick

A street scene from Brussels, at noon
That looks rather like a cartoon
They took a Belgian's ass
And filled it up with gas
The result? A hot air Walloon!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:02 AM (m45I2)

167 150 John Kerry

Carbon tax, 15% VAT, wealth tax, privilege tax

We are gonna fuck over the poor in the US and make the rogering the peasant got in the Middle Ages look like a cakewalk.
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2021 09:00 AM (yrol0)

They're going for all the marbles, permanent underclass chained to the government, no upward mobility, a small group of elites and everyone else.

I don't think they succeed.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 11, 2021 09:02 AM (khAeP)

168 Do not smell hay if you're allergic to smelling hay.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM

Do not taunt Happy Fun Smelling Hay.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 11, 2021 09:02 AM (rBtIz)

169 Exit question: at what point do we have enough "rare" side-effects including unusual coagulation, myocarditis, strikes, spiked based proteins issues and other inexplicable conditions that it becomes a general problem?
Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2021 08:58 AM (VpIIl)


After all the children of the undesirables have gotten the "vaccine".

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at June 11, 2021 09:02 AM (IUd0M)

170 122 Obligatory:

https://youtu.be/yA_BhX0UdAo
Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 11, 2021 08:53 AM (PGH8R)


That's terrible!

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:02 AM (XxJt1)

171 I don't care how long you hold your lighters up, Zep is never gonna play Freebird.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2021 09:01 AM (6FeV1)


Buddy of mine went to a show once....I forget the band, but someone yelled out "FREEBIRD!!!!" They stopped the show, then proceeded to play 15 minutes of Freebird. They stopped and asked if the crowd wanted them to continue their show or play fucking Freebird the rest of the night.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

172 Damn Zeppelins blocking the sun to my solar cells!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:03 AM (d9FiS)

173 Completely lacking in happy little bushes. Would not hang.
Posted by: zombie Bob Ross

Being familiar with happy little bushes around here will get you dead. They won't find the body either.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 09:03 AM (Rvt88)

174 "It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes. "

We give no quarter here.

Posted by: dantesed at June 11, 2021 09:04 AM (88xKn)

175 The Zeppelin before Joisey.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 11, 2021 09:04 AM (xopIz)

176 Last visit to Peter Bros in Fr. Worth, I was 'this close' to spending $$$$$$$ on a gorgeous hat. Cattleman's crease of course. The hat was so handsome it made you want to cry. I've been looking for a good fedora too - one day.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021


***
Akubra sells one called the Campdraft. It looks just like the Stetson Open Road, in fact I understand Akubra once made Open Roads under license for Stetson. *Very* reasonably priced. The Hattery near Sydney sells them, and they are very sharp salespeople; you'll get the right size. Plus you can do the cattleman crease yourself.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:04 AM (/XOcP)

177 Muldoon, when you're seized by these crazy limericks do you suffer from withdrawal when they stop?

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:05 AM (XxJt1)

178 "It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes. "

We give no quarter here.
Posted by: dantesed at June 11, 2021 09:04 AM

Black dog out front should have told you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 11, 2021 09:05 AM (rBtIz)

179 Bad press and customer trepidation likely played a part ("It's helium, not hydrogen. It's safe, not dangerous."

"And we would NEVER try to squeeze out more profit by using hydrogen..."

Posted by: United Airships at June 11, 2021 09:05 AM (9Fwwf)

180 I've seen bigger.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:05 AM (fpNLg)

181 Muldoon is on a roll
very fun, thanks

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 11, 2021 09:06 AM (oEn12)

182 Is that a Black Dog on the corner ?

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 09:06 AM (2cfUo)

183 Akubra sells one called the Campdraft. It looks just like the Stetson Open Road. . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

*runs off to search the interwebs*

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021 09:06 AM (Rvt88)

184 A Bird By Any Other Name is a Thought Crime
Elite birdwatchers are purging American natural history.

-
To everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

Posted by: The Byrds at June 11, 2021 09:06 AM (d9FiS)

185 Is that a Black Dog on the corner ?
He came in through the out door.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 11, 2021 09:06 AM (HaL55)

186 not phallic enough

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2021 09:07 AM (sJHOI)

187 Look up 'Wingfoot Express' for an example of a truly horrible blimp accident in Chicago.

Posted by: It's OK To Be gp at June 11, 2021 09:07 AM (qpX6U)

188 Seems that the news didn't cover the half million dollar fire at the Amazon facility in Harford County, Md. yesterday .

The solar panel array caught fire, for some reason.

No shit.
True story.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 11, 2021 09:07 AM (3D/fK)

189 Back in the 80s at the height of MIchael Jackson mania, I was at a club show by a very hard rock band (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Dio, that kinda) and someone yelled out "Play Beat It!"

To the surprise of everyone they launched into a pretty credible cover. Being in a band myself I could tell it wasn't something they had seriously rehearsed, but probably goofed around on during practice once or twice. It was just so incongruous, people were laughing and clapping at the same time.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 09:07 AM (Bmy3R)

190 I've seen the crash site of USS Shenandoah off I-77 in Ohio.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2021 09:07 AM (3H9h1)

191 Is that a Black Dog on the corner ?

He came in through the out door.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 11, 2021 09:06 AM (HaL55)

In the evening?

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2021 09:07 AM (AwYPR)

192 Painting isn't great, I'd say it was Zo so

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 09:08 AM (2cfUo)

193 I read in military history books, that in the area of Zepplin - submarine warfare, there was never enough time to identify friend or foe. So Both upon spotting the other would immediately attack.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:08 AM (fpNLg)

194 Akubra sells one called the Campdraft. It looks just like the Stetson Open Road. . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

*runs off to search the interwebs*
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2021

***
Right here: https://hatsdirect.com/ I bought both of my Akubras from them. One was a hair loose, and some foam under the sweatband for a while made it fit until the hat adjusted to me. The other was a very good fit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:08 AM (/XOcP)

195 from a blog discussion of this painting, something I hadn't noticed:

the third-floor windows of the house on the left have human-shaped columns

https://tinyurl.com/5x9r8nkx

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:09 AM (Y3SPi)

196 The solar panel array caught fire, for some reason.

No shit.
True story.


Too much sun?

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2021 09:09 AM (AytXr)

197 H is a 1
He is a 2

But H goes BOOM
Posted by: Less Nessman at June 11, 2021 08:56 AM


H is a 1, but H2 is the diatomic gas, and therefore it's a 2.

He is 4.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 11, 2021 09:09 AM (DMUuz)

198 177 Muldoon, when you're seized by these crazy limericks do you suffer from withdrawal when they stop?
Posted by: creeper

What's the ICD code for a limerick seizure?

Does it fall under pun-create-itis attack?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 11, 2021 09:09 AM (oEn12)

199 I'm surprised those buildings aren't covered with Physical Graffiti

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 09:10 AM (2cfUo)

200 >>> Akubra sells one called the Campdraft. It looks just like the Stetson Open Road

I have an Open Road that...sits in a hat box.

Wanted one for years, my wife finally got one for me, but there just doesn't seem to be an occasion for it.

She did get me a more casual Stetson, also. I've worn it for snow protection a few times.

Posted by: fluffy at June 11, 2021 09:10 AM (UnQlg)

201 and on cue, black dog is playing on the office radio

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 09:10 AM (2cfUo)

202 "It appears that we have exhausted the supply of Led Zeppelin jokes. "

-
Well, we haven't even begun the Lena Dunham jokes. "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Lena Dunham! No. Wait. It's a Zeppelin."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:11 AM (d9FiS)

203 BREAKING: Kamala Harris is destined to join Alben W. Barkley in historical obscurity.

Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:11 AM (RHGPo)

204 >>> Back in the 80s at the height of MIchael Jackson mania, I was at a club show by a very hard rock band (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 09:07 AM (Bmy3R)


One of these things are not like the other
oh, one of these things do not belong ..

Posted by: Big Bird Throwing Horns at June 11, 2021 09:11 AM (fpNLg)

205
Options! You've Got 'Em - a limerick

My limericks are better than nothin'
But some people think I'm a glutton
If you don't think you need 'em
You don't have to read 'em
Go ahead, push the Hot Air button

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:12 AM (m45I2)

206 "Akubra sells one called the Campdraft. It looks just like the Stetson Open Road"

Didn't see that one on the website but I see a few that would be worth considering. Thanks for the (hat)tip

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021 09:12 AM (pWrfh)

207 Back in the 80s at the height of MIchael Jackson mania, I was at a club show by a very hard rock band (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Dio, that kinda) and someone yelled out "Play Beat It!"

To the surprise of everyone they launched into a pretty credible cover. Being in a band myself I could tell it wasn't something they had seriously rehearsed, but probably goofed around on during practice once or twice. It was just so incongruous, people were laughing and clapping at the same time.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021


***
In Denver I used to attend the shows of a very literate and wide-range folk band. I'll think of their name in a minute. They were *good*. They asked for requests, and I called out, "'Get Over It' by the Eagles?"

The not only knew it, they did it well. Damn, I can't think of their name! And I have both of their CDs!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:12 AM (/XOcP)

208 I liked the zeppelin scenes in "Wings" (or was it "Hell's Angels"?) where the German airmen have to jump out, sans parachutes, to try to save the ship. They cut the observation guy loose too. Didn't help. The interior of the ship is so angular and spidery.

Posted by: It's OK To Be gp at June 11, 2021 09:12 AM (qpX6U)

209 "Akubra sells one called the Campdraft. It looks just like the Stetson Open Road"

Didn't see that one on the website but I see a few that would be worth considering. Thanks for the (hat)tip
Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021


***
Here: https://tinyurl.com/yy2596v8

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:13 AM (/XOcP)

210 "Go ahead, push the Hot Air button"

ITS FUNNY BECAUSE THERE'S A ZEPPELIN PICTURE

Posted by: BEN ROTHLESBURGER at June 11, 2021 09:13 AM (pWrfh)

211 "The solar panel array caught fire, for some reason."

Short the output. That'll rile it up.

Posted by: It's OK To Be gp at June 11, 2021 09:13 AM (qpX6U)

212 Does it fall under pun-create-itis attack?

******


Noice!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:14 AM (m45I2)

213 Whitesnake wasn't hair metal yet. Hair Metal wasn't a thing. This was when Thriller was just hitting the charts.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 09:14 AM (Bmy3R)

214
I have an Open Road that...sits in a hat box.

Wanted one for years, my wife finally got one for me, but there just doesn't seem to be an occasion for it.

She did get me a more casual Stetson, also. I've worn it for snow protection a few times.
Posted by: fluffy at June 11, 2021


***

The thing that stops me wearing my fedoras is the 10-month-long summer.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:14 AM (/XOcP)

215 208 I liked the zeppelin scenes in "Wings" (or was it "Hell's Angels"?) where the German airmen have to jump out, sans parachutes, to try to save the ship. They cut the observation guy loose too. Didn't help. The interior of the ship is so angular and spidery.
Posted by: It's OK To Be gp at June 11, 2021 09:12 AM (qpX6U)

========

I think that's Hell's Angels.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:15 AM (LvTSG)

216 Terrible rendering. It's like one of those paintings of sharks by artists who'd never seen a shark. Look at those control surfaces -- they'd neve be able to affect and course change. That thing's as flyable as a condom filled with helium.

Posted by: red speck at June 11, 2021 09:15 AM (gS3OW)

217 We still use hydrogen. I mean...why not?

Posted by: Pinochet Airships at June 11, 2021 09:15 AM (pbStR)

218 I saw white snake open for quiet riot.
I really did

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 09:15 AM (2cfUo)

219 In Denver I used to attend the shows of a very literate and wide-range folk band. I'll think of their name in a minute. They were *good*. They asked for requests, and I called out, "'Get Over It' by the Eagles?"

The not only knew it, they did it well. Damn, I can't think of their name! And I have both of their CDs!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:12 AM (/XOcP)

Oh, I'd see them, if they are still around and play in Fort Collins! I try not to go to Denver unless I really need to (usually the airport LOL)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 09:15 AM (Bmy3R)

220 This painting is technically skillful but embodies the middle industrial phallocentrism of European art movements and expression. Every element of this piece is a celebration of toxic masculinity, produced by and for the consumption of the toxic masculine.

The Zeppelin - named for a man - is gliding through the sky as a phallus, thrusting toward the air surrounding Mother Earth in a metaphorical description of the industrial (masculine) rape of the natural environment (feminine). The bare trees turgidly pointing upward from the earth clearly represents the wizened and ancient patriarchy erupting out of the firmament after insinuating its roots into the earth mother.

Even the human subjects are all men, celebrating the transient achievements of men, while women are marginalized to the point of their utter absence.

This painting is a grotesque vision of Eurocentric patriarchal supremacism.

Posted by: Your Kid's Art History Professor at June 11, 2021 09:15 AM (Jsjd7)

221 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. A quick scan of the comments and it's clear to see the Horde is restless this morning.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:15 AM (axyOa)

222 I saw Whitesnake open for REO Speedwagon, and iirc Billy Squier was the opener for the opener

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 09:16 AM (Bmy3R)

223 Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, have put their
Washington, DC, days behind them and are living in a $1.93 million
Indiana home they purchased last month. Property records reveal that
Pence, 62, bought a seven-bedroom, 7-bathroom house in the upscale
location of Carmel -- known as the luxury pinnacle in his state of
Indiana.

Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:17 AM (RHGPo)

224 Look at those control surfaces -- they'd neve be able to affect and course change. That thing's as flyable as a condom filled with helium.

Thanks for piping up at the design meeting, asshole.

Posted by: Somewhere Over The Atlantic at June 11, 2021 09:17 AM (B2mhs)

225 222 I saw Whitesnake open for REO Speedwagon, and iirc Billy Squier was the opener for the opener

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I don't get it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 09:17 AM (fLVm1)

226 On the building on the left, wonder what the spike on the roof is?

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:17 AM (Y3SPi)

227 I've seen bigger.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:05 AM

It's only a model.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM (rBtIz)

228 In Caramel?? That's quite a twix.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM (UHVv4)

229 Didn't Eddie Van Halen play the guitar solo on Beat It?

IIRC, he never got paid because he never asked.

Posted by: fluffy at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM (1LCfc)

230 I called the IRS 800 number. I have a question about a bidness form I have to file. Pressed 1 for English then press 3 for this 5 for that enter this enter that. Finally get to where I need to be and wait on hold for about 10 mins. And then a message comes on saying we are sorry due to hi call volume we cannot help you right now please call back later.

Ahhhh government. Cant wait until they run health care.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM (W5T2v)

231 Bon Jovi opened for Ratt in Hampton VA, 1985
And I saw Joe Walsh open for Stevie Nicks, where doesn't matter because neither of them were sober enough to know where they were. Backstage must have been lit AF

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM (pWrfh)

232 Ugh. If anyone should wear the hijab, it's Rashida Tlaib. Pictures of her are the world's most effective birth control. It's impossible to get an erection for at least a day after viewing one, and all your onboard sperm die of fright and need to be replaced. Ugly as a toad's ass. I bet she's still a virgin. Which means she'll live forever, because Paradise has standards, fer Allah's sake. If Arab dudes thought THAT was waiting for them, they'd take a hard pass on jihad, and just keep plugging goats for the long haul.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM (vpYjV)

233 Property records reveal that Pence, 62, bought a seven-bedroom, 7-bathroom house in the upscale location of Carmel -- known as the luxury pinnacle in his state of Indiana.

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The luxury pinnacle of Indiana must be just dreamy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 09:19 AM (fLVm1)

234 In Denver I used to attend the shows of a very literate and wide-range folk band. I'll think of their name in a minute. They were *good*. They asked for requests, and I called out, "'Get Over It' by the Eagles?"

They not only knew it, they did it well. . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:12 AM (/XOcP)

Oh, I'd see them, if they are still around and play in Fort Collins! I try not to go to Denver unless I really need to
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021


***
They played all over the Front Range. But I think they disbanded a few years ago. When I knew them it was 1997-2002, and their second CD (their last?) came out in '03 or '04.

Their most requested tune was an original, "Neo-Nazi Samba." No, really. It poked fun at skinheads and at "Sandpoint, Idaho, where everyone is white as snow."
Can't think of the name. Two words, like Destiny's Children, but not that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:19 AM (/XOcP)

235 >>> Muldoon, when you're seized by these crazy limericks do you suffer from withdrawal when they stop?
Posted by: creeper

I'm of the belief that his wonderous mind is constantly producing limericks and if he doesn't release them on occasion there'll be a catastrophic limerick explosion. Like the Yellowstone caldera but with rhymes.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:19 AM (fpNLg)

236 "I called the IRS 800 number."

In the dictionary, this is the fourth definition of 'futility.'

Posted by: It's OK To Be gp at June 11, 2021 09:19 AM (qpX6U)

237 I love this.

CSM has been yelling at one of my guys to do something that's not his job for a week. I've told her that she needs to do it herself.

She escalated big time. My boss and my boss's boss are now on this email chain. And now everyone is telling the CSM to do it because it's actually her job.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:19 AM (LvTSG)

238 @223
And thus was Judas's price revealed.

The most amazing thing is how little the money was for selling out America.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 11, 2021 09:19 AM (9jFYd)

239 Squier was tacked onto the bill last minute. 1st LP had just come out and was doing better than expected so he was pulled off the club circuit and thrown into the arena. His name wasn't even on the tickets, but they gave him a quick 35 minutes before Whitesnake. Or maybe after, which is why I said "iirc." But I'm almost positive he was first on.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 11, 2021 09:19 AM (Bmy3R)

240 226 On the building on the left, wonder what the spike on the roof is?

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Mooring tower

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 11, 2021 09:20 AM (fLVm1)

241 A fraction of alimentary canal emissions are hydrogen. If the proportion is high enough, you can detect it by the blue flame.

Posted by: Bill Nye at June 11, 2021 09:20 AM (DMUuz)

242 It's an early version of the airship floating billboard from Blade Runner - the good version.

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2021 09:20 AM (gmo/4)

243 "I saw Whitesnake open for REO Speedwagon, and iirc Billy Squier was the opener for the opener"


That doesn't sound right.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 11, 2021 09:21 AM (4thlk)

244 "living in a $1.93 million Indiana home they purchased last month."

Sounds like the end of all those movies about the Mark getting fleeced. I like this version better:

https://tinyurl.com/tks2m89t

Denis Leary and Christopher Walking make a good team.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 11, 2021 09:21 AM (83lwH)

245 "wonder what the spike on the roof is?"

Want a hint?

Posted by: Sigmund Freud at June 11, 2021 09:21 AM (pWrfh)

246
President Joe Biden last week ordered a senior American diplomat to issue a severe formal rebuke to Britain for the way it is dealing with the European Union over Northern Ireland.
Accordingly, Yael Lempert, the acting head of the US mission to the United Kingdom, issued a diplomatic reprimand to Britain's Brexit minister, Lord Frost, and delivered a veiled threat that America's proposed trade deal with Britain depended upon Boris Johnson's government acceding to Biden's demands.

Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:22 AM (RHGPo)

247 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:13 AM (/XOcP)

I bought an Akubra in Sydney a very long time ago. I wear it in the winter, especially when I snow blow. I love it, but it still looks new after 30 years! Sort of embarrassing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2021 09:22 AM (Q9lwr)

248 "Denis Leary and Christopher Walking make a good team."

'Suicide Kings' is a brilliant movie. Must see.

Posted by: It's OK To Be gp at June 11, 2021 09:22 AM (qpX6U)

249 >>> Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:19 AM (LvTSG)

CMS?

Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:22 AM (fpNLg)

250 Westminster starts today Has Hadrian 7 been around?

Posted by: runner at June 11, 2021 09:22 AM (yBWAd)

251 Damn white women and their damn white supremacy!

David Kurten
@davidkurten
Oxfam's training document that blames 'privileged white women' if they report being a victim of rape is contemptible.
#DefundOxfam

A lawyer today accused Oxfam of suggesting reporting rape is 'contemptible' after a training document said 'privileged white women' were supporting the 'root causes of sexual violence' for wanting offenders jailed because it disproportionately affects minorities.

-
They're supposed to take one for the team!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:23 AM (d9FiS)

252 246 Accordingly, Yael Lempert, the acting head of the US mission to the United Kingdom, issued a diplomatic reprimand to Britain's Brexit minister, Lord Frost, and delivered a veiled threat that America's proposed trade deal with Britain depended upon Boris Johnson's government acceding to Biden's demands.
Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:22 AM (RHGPo)

==========

Thank God we have leadership from a moral man, rather than from an immoral one now.

Things are just so much better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:23 AM (LvTSG)

253 I bought an Akubra in Sydney a very long time ago. I wear it in the winter, especially when I snow blow. I love it, but it still looks new after 30 years! Sort of embarrassing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2021


***
Tough hats they are. What model is yours? Stockman or Snowy River, one of those?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:23 AM (/XOcP)

254 they'd take a hard pass on jihad, and just keep plugging goats for the long haul.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM


If only.

Posted by: Moroccan Donkey at June 11, 2021 09:23 AM (DMUuz)

255 Why do you have a Command Sargent Major in your company?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2021 09:24 AM (Q9lwr)

256 Pence made some money prior to entering politics. And while VP he made $230k a year with no living expenses.

Buying a $1.5M home isnt that shocking.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 11, 2021 09:24 AM (W5T2v)

257 He's suffered enough!

Daily Caller
@DailyCaller
Avenatti's Lawyers Ask For Light Sentence Since His 'Epic Fall And Public Shaming' Was Punishing Enough

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:24 AM (d9FiS)

258 I've got a meeting via Zoom with the staff and our new boss in about an hour. I dread it, but at least he keeps the damn things short.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:25 AM (/XOcP)

259 Would hang.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 11, 2021 09:25 AM (eJn7u)

260 "wonder what the spike on the roof is?"

The painting has spiky trees and spiky roof. It seems to be saying "Hi, soft delicate blimp! We groundlings love you! Come down into our spiky trap and let's kiss."

Posted by: It's OK To Be gp at June 11, 2021 09:25 AM (qpX6U)

261 Originally the tower at the top of the Empire State Building was supposed to be a mooring mast for airships.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2021 09:25 AM (3H9h1)

262 255 Why do you have a Command Sargent Major in your company?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2021 09:24 AM (Q9lwr)

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She thinks she's that, for sure.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:25 AM (LvTSG)

263 Ahhhh government. Cant wait until they run health care.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM (W5T2v)



They are putting the same people who are responsible for elimnating robo calls in charge of health care

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2021 09:25 AM (GPwVZ)

264 257 He's suffered enough!

Daily Caller
@DailyCaller
Avenatti's Lawyers Ask For Light Sentence Since His 'Epic Fall And Public Shaming' Was Punishing Enough

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:24 AM (d9FiS)

=========

He'll have a spot on CNN within a week.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:26 AM (LvTSG)

265 CSM = Command Sergeant Major, may not apply in TJM's context.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 11, 2021 09:26 AM (DMUuz)

266 263 Ahhhh government. Cant wait until they run health care.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 11, 2021 09:18 AM (W5T2v)

They are putting the same people who are responsible for elimnating robo calls in charge of health care
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2021 09:25 AM (GPwVZ)

Wonderful job they've done. My robocolls have decreased from 3 a week to 5.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 11, 2021 09:26 AM (z5Vrg)

267 If only.Posted by: Moroccan Donkey at June 11, 2021 09:23 AM (DMUuz)

I feel your pain.

Posted by: The Chicken at June 11, 2021 09:26 AM (HaL55)

268 Daily Caller
@DailyCaller
Avenatti's Lawyers Ask For Light Sentence Since His 'Epic Fall And Public Shaming' Was Punishing Enough

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:24 AM (d9FiS)



Like Crowder tells YouTube after an hour of show......PISS OFF!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:27 AM (Zz0t1)

269 26 year old Google employees have more expensive homes than Pence in the Bay Area. 100 reasons to hate that guy. This is not one of them.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 11, 2021 09:27 AM (W5T2v)

270 >>>Boris Johnson has described US President Joe Biden as a "breath of fresh air" after they met for the first time on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Completely inappropriate.

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:27 AM (Y3SPi)

271 >>> CSM has been yelling at one of my guys to do something that's not his job for a week. I've told her that she needs to do it herself.

You told a Command Sergaent Major "That's not my job"?

Big balls, you have.

Posted by: fluffy at June 11, 2021 09:27 AM (1LCfc)

272 "I've got a meeting via Zoom with the staff and our new boss in about an hour. I dread it, but at least he keeps the damn things short."


My advice is to spank it now or there could be issues.

Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin at June 11, 2021 09:27 AM (4thlk)

273 Wonderful job they've done. My robocolls have decreased from 3 a week to 5.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 11, 2021 09:26 AM (z5Vrg)

5!?!....Luxury!

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2021 09:28 AM (AwYPR)

274 I've got a meeting via Zoom with the staff and our new boss in about an
hour. I dread it, but at least he keeps the damn things short.


I have a suggestion...

Posted by: Jeffery Toobin at June 11, 2021 09:28 AM (GMl2A)

275 Gallery visit report:

I went to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska with Captain Josepha Sabin yesterday. It is a small museum, with some outstanding holdings.

One picture there, The Smugglers Return, has been featured on the Art Thread, IIANM.

They had a well restored Titian, a Rembrandt, and some nice Impressionistic, American West and American Indian art.

The concentration of wealth in Omaha led to some direct buys in the 1900sm-1910s from French painters. They had a Mary Cassatt, Woman Reading , 1878-79, and a dramatic John Singer Sargent,
Portrait of Mrs. A. Lawrence Rotch, 1903. She looks like a battlecruiser and probably costs as much.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2021 09:28 AM (u82oZ)

276 The USN's Akron, Macon & Shenandoah airships were actually too long for their own structures. Meaning, they suffered stresses from different winds affecting and buffeting the forward envelope, vs. the aft.

Anyone who has flown in turbulence has felt this, but a modern airliner is structurally far more substantial than an airship's minimal trusses and ribs. Which played no small part in the fact that all three of the aforementioned airships met their demise in the teeth of violent storms.

Blimps are smaller, of course. But are more durable, because that gas-bag has no internal structure, and hence, can flex and give to a far greater degree than a dirigible. Downside is, a blimp's speed limit is when the nose of the envelope deforms with increasing air resistance, at speed.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2021 09:29 AM (QzJWU)

277 Corporate Sales Manager?

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:29 AM (m45I2)

278 257 He's suffered enough!

Daily Caller
@DailyCaller
Avenatti's Lawyers Ask For Light Sentence Since His 'Epic Fall And Public Shaming' Was Punishing Enough

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:24 AM (d9FiS)

If only Epstein had realized he could've done this instead of not killing himself.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 11, 2021 09:29 AM (z5Vrg)

279 277 Corporate Sales Manager?
Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:29 AM (m45I2)

========

Customer Success Manager.

Essentially an Account Manager, but less capable.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:30 AM (LvTSG)

280 I would recommend a visit to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

They have an art deco fountain that is like the two fountains in the National Gallery in DC, but without benches. Very soothing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2021 09:30 AM (u82oZ)

281 I've got a meeting via Zoom with the staff and our new boss in about an hour. I dread it, but at least he keeps the damn things short.

"Keeping it short" is about the best advice I can give.

Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin at June 11, 2021 09:30 AM (lIIT7)

282 Boris Johnson has described US President Joe Biden as a "breath of fresh air" after they met for the first time on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

A corrupt and senile career politician is a breath of fresh air?

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at June 11, 2021 09:30 AM (cSyAR)

283 Accordingly, Yael Lempert, the acting head of the US mission to the United Kingdom, issued a diplomatic reprimand to Britain's Brexit minister, Lord Frost, and delivered a veiled threat that America's proposed trade deal with Britain depended upon Boris Johnson's government acceding to Biden's demands.
Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:22 AM (RHGPo)


Did anyone tell joe England is not the Ukraine?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:30 AM (axyOa)

284 If Jeffrey Toobin had been a member of Devo their big song would've been Whip It Out!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (d9FiS)

285 284 If Jeffrey Toobin had been a member of Devo their big song would've been Whip It Out!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (d9FiS)

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I don't get it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (LvTSG)

286 The issues with dirigibles seemed to be focused around weather. They weren't very fast and weather forecasting wasn't very good in the 30s. The U.S. ones tended to get caught in sudden storms, have no way of escaping, and end up being blown around til the structure broke. In a short period in the early 30s, they were considered as a sort of scout carrier due to the lightness of the contemporary planes and the short ranges of the time. By the late 30s the range, speed and weight of planes had vastly improved and dirigibles would have been nothing more than really good targets.

Posted by: azjaeger at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (3/XaG)

287 What has happened to customer service? They used to bend over backwards for customers. Now it's "Eff you, because COVID, that's why."

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (XxJt1)

288 The judge in the Avenatti case is in a tough spot, legally speaking. He carried a lot of water for the Party during the Daniels thing, so he'd normally be in line for a slap on the wrist and a ton of laundered money. But he angered the Party with his arrogance and hindered their operation against Kavanaugh with the Swetnick thing, which indicates a long stay in a squalid cage full of rats. The law is really unclear on what to do here.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (vpYjV)

289 287 What has happened to customer service? They used to bend over backwards for customers. Now it's "Eff you, because COVID, that's why."
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (XxJt1)

Well when money is less attached to being polite, people are less polite.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 11, 2021 09:32 AM (z5Vrg)

290 257 He's suffered enough!

Daily Caller
@DailyCaller
Avenatti's Lawyers Ask For Light Sentence Since His 'Epic Fall And Public Shaming' Was Punishing Enough

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



So that's why he didn't get the 2020 Dem nomination! He had a real shot! What happened to the '84 Dodge Van he was living in?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at June 11, 2021 09:32 AM (0chEi)

291 270 >>>Boris Johnson has described US President Joe Biden as a "breath of fresh air" after they met for the first time on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Completely inappropriate.
Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:27 AM (Y3SPi)
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Which means Joe only makes funny small talk and is prepared to give the G-7 everything they ask for.

Posted by: WisRich at June 11, 2021 09:32 AM (G0vdT)

292 Boris Johnson has described US President Joe Biden as a "breath of fresh air" after they met for the first time on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

A corrupt and senile career politician is a breath of fresh air?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at June 11, 2021 09:30 AM (cSyAR),

Hmmm. Im thinking whenever he visits the US it might be interesting.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:32 AM (axyOa)

293 What has happened to customer service? They used to bend over backwards for customers. Now it's "Eff you, because COVID, that's why."
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021


***
At a lot of stores in my area, it seems to be "Eff you, you're not my skin color, that's why."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:33 AM (/XOcP)

294 Hat question: I have an 30yo ULTIMATE, that's the brand I think, canvas safari-style hat. It's been worn hard and put up wet, like our VP. Looks a bit sad. I figure I could wash it but then it would be all deformed.

Could I just put it on a hat straightener while it dried after the washer and then it would be fine?

Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:33 AM (fpNLg)

295 288 The judge in the Avenatti case is in a tough spot, legally speaking. He carried a lot of water for the Party during the Daniels thing, so he'd normally be in line for a slap on the wrist and a ton of laundered money. But he angered the Party with his arrogance and hindered their operation against Kavanaugh with the Swetnick thing, which indicates a long stay in a squalid cage full of rats. The law is really unclear on what to do here.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (vpYjV)

It's a flaw of the common law system I tell you. If we relied on statutory law for punishments it'd be crystal clear that he'd get a short stay in a squalid cage full of rats.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 11, 2021 09:33 AM (z5Vrg)

296 What has happened to customer service? They used to bend over backwards for customers. Now it's "Eff you, because COVID, that's why."
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (XxJt1)


In my experience, the "eff you" attitude predated COVID.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 11, 2021 09:33 AM (Ez6QX)

297 Boris Johnson is a fucking jackass.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2021 09:34 AM (6FeV1)

298 What model is yours? Stockman or Snowy River, one of those?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:23 AM (/XOcP)

Cattleman I think...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2021 09:34 AM (Q9lwr)

299 Downside is, a blimp's speed limit is when the nose of the envelope deforms with increasing air resistance, at speed.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Huh. Did not know that.

Hubby once flew a part for one of the blimps from Akron to Houston. They Houston pilots invited him up for a ride. He never took 'em up on it.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:34 AM (XxJt1)

300 >>I bought an Akubra in Sydney a very long time ago.

When you bought it, did you shout "I've taken Akubra!" like Col. Lawrence?

Posted by: Boswell at June 11, 2021 09:34 AM (5iUNf)

301 Joe Biden makes all other world leaders look better by comparison, so yeah, I can see why Boris Johnson would like him.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 11, 2021 09:34 AM (sX1BW)

302 291 270 >>>Boris Johnson has described US President Joe Biden as a "breath of fresh air" after they met for the first time on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Completely inappropriate.
Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:27 AM (Y3SPi)
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Which means Joe only makes funny small talk and is prepared to give the G-7 everything they ask for.
Posted by: WisRich at June 11, 2021 09:32 AM (G0vdT)

Still and all that, Johnson should not have made that statement.

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:34 AM (Y3SPi)

303 What model is yours? Stockman or Snowy River, one of those?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:23 AM (/XOcP)

Cattleman I think...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2021


***
Good wide-brimmed model. I just searched for the Stockman, the narrower-brimmed one like the Snowy river, and it's hard to find. I wonder if Akubra discontinued it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (/XOcP)

304 Off sympathetic sock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (HaL55)

305 ... a training document said 'privileged white women' were supporting the 'root causes of sexual violence' for wanting offenders jailed because it disproportionately affects minorities. ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks...
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The only way we can continue bending the arc of history toward progress is to have difficult and crucial conversations. This training document seeks to initiate uncomfortable topics from a place of critical, caring confrontation of various elements of supremacism that still infect our culture.

Privileged white women, while often allies, also exhibit exclusionary behavior due to the internalized misogyny and racism that they posses due to those attitudes' universal and structurally significant presence within their cultural milieu. Discussions such as these help those allies identify their own privilege and work to overcome it.

People of color and members of immigrant communities have different standards, and these standards are at least equal to the domestic standards. These conversations help us build an inclusive community by eliminating the moral absolutism and double standards of the majority and helping women embrace all forms of love.

Posted by: Your Kid's Social Justice Professor at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (Jsjd7)

306 CharlieBrown'sDildo

I discussed use of their painting on an Art thread. If a painting or other holding in on the Museum website, it can be posted here under Creative Commons usage.

The website is https://www.joslyn.org.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (u82oZ)

307 Boris Johnson is on video making that statement here:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-57433296

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (Y3SPi)

308 Boris Johnson is a huge disappointment

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (GPwVZ)

309 And now, MeAgain . . .

Megyn Kelly
@megynkelly
There is not a woman alive who could have done anything close to what Jeffrey Toobin did (not that one would) and kept her job. What a disgusting,
incestuous boys' club. So damned tired of it.

-
Ever hear of Kamalawalladingdong?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (d9FiS)

310 CSM = Command Sergeant Major, may not apply in TJM's context.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 11, 2021 09:26 AM (DMUuz)

In jersey speak it would be Chicken Shit Motherfucker. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 11, 2021 09:36 AM (VwHCD)

311 308 Boris Johnson is a huge disappointment
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (GPwVZ)

=========

Johnson was only ever going to deliver Brexit. Anything after that was probably going to be soft-Conservative stuff.

He's meeting my expectations.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:36 AM (LvTSG)

312 And I saw Joe Walsh open for Stevie Nicks, where doesn't matter because neither of them were sober enough to know where they were. Backstage must have been lit AF


Yeah, my guess is that a handler (stage manager? manaager? security) walked each of them off stage and directly to the black SUV that took them to the hotel. I spent years working arena shows, and most of the time, that was the drill. If they leave the drunks to party backstage, they can wander into the hallways and such and trip over things and hurt themselves.

The Powers that Be don't want the "talent" hurting themselves, so honestly, my guess is "take them back to the hotel asap."

Posted by: shibumi at June 11, 2021 09:37 AM (tjZg/)

313 Maybe Biden's diaper improves the air around Johnson.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at June 11, 2021 09:37 AM (cSyAR)

314 309 And now, MeAgain . . .
Megyn Kelly
@megynkelly
There is not a woman alive who could have done anything close to what Jeffrey Toobin did (not that one would) and kept her job. What a disgusting,
incestuous boys' club. So damned tired of it.
Ever hear of Kamalawalladingdong?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (d9FiS)

===========

I bet this one could have gotten away with it.

https://tinyurl.com/pehupee4

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:37 AM (LvTSG)

315 Boris Johnson has described US President Joe Biden as a "breath of fresh air" after they met for the first time on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Wow. Not a force of nature, a freaking American hurricane, or even a puff of wind- he's a 'breath of fresh air'.

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2021 09:37 AM (lIIT7)

316 309 And now, MeAgain . . .

Megyn Kelly
@megynkelly
There is not a woman alive who could have done anything close to what Jeffrey Toobin did (not that one would) and kept her job. What a disgusting,
incestuous boys' club. So damned tired of it.

-
Ever hear of Kamalawalladingdong?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



Is Megyn Kelly going to test this theory??

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at June 11, 2021 09:37 AM (0chEi)

317 There is not a woman alive who could have done anything close to what Jeffrey Toobin did-----------------------------------------What if the woman identified as a man?

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 11, 2021 09:38 AM (sX1BW)

318 This training document seeks to initiate uncomfortable topics

-
Well, I guess they accomplished that.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 09:38 AM (d9FiS)

319 The Powers that Be don't want the "talent" hurting themselves, so honestly, my guess is "take them back to the hotel asap."
Posted by: shibumi at June 11, 2021 09:37 AM (tjZg/)

That where they tear out the walls.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 11, 2021 09:38 AM (EHRAP)

320 There is not a woman alive who could have done anything close to what Jeffrey Toobin did

*******

Pull out their penis on a live Zoom meeting? I rate this as TRUE.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:38 AM (m45I2)

321 Who dresses Boris Johnson? He looks like my crazy uncle sid

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2021 09:38 AM (GPwVZ)

322 Pull out their penis on a live Zoom meeting? I rate this as TRUE.
Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:38 AM (m45I2)
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Women can have penises too, you racist!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 09:38 AM (Jsjd7)

323 i don't think the zeppelin is going to stop to pick up the hitchhikers.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at June 11, 2021 09:39 AM (BGdiD)

324 Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (u82oZ)

I rarely post stuff that is copyrighted, but I don't give a shit about museums and their desire to control reproduction of great art. If they think they will win in court because I posted a Cassatt in their collection they are on drugs.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2021 09:39 AM (Q9lwr)

325 There is not a woman alive who could have done anything close to what Jeffrey Toobin did (not that one would) and kept her job.

Are you kidding me? How do you think they GET jobs?

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at June 11, 2021 09:39 AM (lIIT7)

326 Still and all that, Johnson should not have made that statement.
Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:34 AM (Y3SPi)

The real point is that he didn't have to make it...its useless suck-upping on its face, but I wonder if Boris here feels the need to keep up appearances, as it were...the G7 deals cut here can't be diminished by the knowledge that a drooling cabbage is lead the US delegation.

Posted by: Boswell at June 11, 2021 09:39 AM (5iUNf)

327 ========

Customer Success Manager.

Essentially an Account Manager, but less capable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:30 AM (LvTSG)


You and Insom work for the same company?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

328 327 You and Insom work for the same company?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

===========

I don't see any "Insomniac" listed in our internal directory. So I guess not.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:40 AM (LvTSG)

329 There was an old guy at the small airport where i grew up. He was like a grandfather to me. Flew fighters in WW1. He said he only flew against blimps a couple of times. Too hard to shoot down. He would try to go after the pilots though. If nothing else, to scare them.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:40 AM (axyOa)

330 I bet this one could have gotten away with it.

https://tinyurl.com/pehupee4
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:37 AM (LvTSG)

I vote not guilty!

Posted by: Boswell at June 11, 2021 09:43 AM (5iUNf)

331 223 Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, have put their
Washington, DC, days behind them and are living in a $1.93 million
Indiana home they purchased last month. Property records reveal that
Pence, 62, bought a seven-bedroom, 7-bathroom house in the upscale
location of Carmel -- known as the luxury pinnacle in his state of
Indiana.
Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:17 AM (RHGPo)

Must have a "book deal". Where was he in criticizing the disparate between groups of "protestors"? The grift must be lush.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 09:43 AM (ONvIw)

332 i don't think the zeppelin is going to stop to pick up the hitchhikers.

If I remember an old joke correctly, they're engineers telling the pilot he's going the wrong way.

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2021 09:44 AM (WLHrn)

333
It's come to this ...
Yahoo:

Fact check: Donald Trump wore pants properly, images and videos show
The footage of his pants doesn't indicate they were backward.

Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:44 AM (RHGPo)

334 258 I've got a meeting via Zoom with the staff and our new boss in about an hour. I dread it, but at least he keeps the damn things short.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

resist the temptation to Toobin

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 11, 2021 09:44 AM (oEn12)

335 >>> The issues with dirigibles seemed to be focused around weather.
Posted by: azjaeger at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (3/XaG)


Back when I worked at Lockheed the Skunks Works guy in charge of all the buoyant aircraft stuff they were working on gave a presentation on the modern state of the art. He said, and I can't verify this, that they were actually not affected that much by gusts/ turbulence. They were affected by going across fronts because of the low thrust values that they once had. The biggest problem they had was the ground interface, how to get things on and off and where to do that, and of course ballasting. He said the new designs with the air cushion on the bottom can be reversed to suck it to the ground, so you didn't need a special tower, and they had a way to fix the ballasting.

If you are familiar with airplane design there's an equation that shows an upper limit to any conventional heavy lifting body aircraft. The lighter than air equation shows there's no limit and it could be as big a city conceivably.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:45 AM (fpNLg)

336 Must have a "book deal". Where was he in criticizing the disparate between groups of "protestors"? The grift must be lush.
Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 09:43 AM (ONvIw)
++++
But, not not at all necessary. Pence had some money from his real life, and he earned about a quarter million per year as VP, plus presumably already had a house they sold when they bought this one.

$2 million is a lot of money, but it's not so much that it makes me immediately think "back room corruption." It might be a factor (he was in the government, after all), but it needn't be at that price.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 09:45 AM (Jsjd7)

337 CharlieBrown'sDildo

Good for you. As I said, you are explicitly in the clear with that museum.

The influence of art thread and Kris and my own travels to galleries all over the world showed yesterday.

I was talking art to another gallery visitor's middle school children. Including Thomas Cole and his Allegories of Life, Impressionism, and what Art says to you. Me! Mr STEM guy. LOL.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2021 09:45 AM (u82oZ)

338 335 If you are familiar with airplane design there's an equation that shows an upper limit to any conventional heavy lifting body aircraft. The lighter than air equation shows there's no limit and it could be as big a city conceivably.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:45 AM (fpNLg)

===========

I suddenly feel like playing Bioshock Infinite again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:46 AM (LvTSG)

339 I think there's a NOVA about shooting down the Zeppelins. (Or something on Discovery.) They had to invent tracer bullets to get them IIRC -- I saw it a long time ago and Covid-lockdown-mush-brain doesn't help.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 09:46 AM (UHVv4)

340 $2 million is a lot of money, but it's not so much that it makes me immediately think "back room corruption." It might be a factor (he was in the government, after all), but it needn't be at that price.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 11, 2021 09:45 AM (Jsjd7)

They spent a lot of money in those four years too. And yes, Pence has a memoir coming out soon via Simon and Schuster.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 09:46 AM (ONvIw)

341 "A breath of fresh air"

My description is better:

A towering collosus, astride the world enthralled by clarion star of vital charisma. Look upon him, and know this is what 80 million votes looks like.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2021 09:47 AM (AX6sA)

342 There was an old guy at the small airport where i grew up. He was like a grandfather to me. Flew fighters in WW1. He said he only flew against blimps a couple of times. Too hard to shoot down. He would try to go after the pilots though. If nothing else, to scare them.

****

Give a Two-Year-Old a Hammer Everything Looks Like - a limerick

There was an old guy at the airport
Gave a grandfatherly World War report
He said "Shooting a blimp'll
Seem rather too simple
So we shot at the pilots for sport!"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:47 AM (m45I2)

343 Oooo! Oooo!

I went up to the mailbox. Cut through the front yard on the way back down to the house.

It's FULL of chanterelles. Need steak.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:47 AM (XxJt1)

344 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself and President Joe Biden to wartime leaders Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.



LOL..Hardly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (GPwVZ)

345 I've got a meeting via Zoom with the staff and our new boss in about an hour. I dread it, but at least he keeps the damn things short.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

resist the temptation to Toobin
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 11, 2021


***

Not much temptation to that around here. Well, okay, one of my lady colleagues is very cute, but I am pretty sure I can resist any urges.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (/XOcP)

346
"Megyn Kelly

@megynkelly

There is not a woman alive who could have done anything close to
what Jeffrey Toobin did (not that one would) and kept her job. What a
disgusting,

incestuous boys' club. So damned tired of it."

Right toots. In my years in music I have seen women get away with shit that men would be serving life sentences for. Any women caught doing what toobin did would have her own fucking talk show.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (VwHCD)

347 Speaking of Biden, how is a blimp hard to shoot down?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (AX6sA)

348 329 There was an old guy at the small airport where i grew up. He was like a grandfather to me. Flew fighters in WW1. He said he only flew against blimps a couple of times. Too hard to shoot down. He would try to go after the pilots though. If nothing else, to scare them.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:40 AM (axyOa)

========

He sounds like someone from a Howard Hawks movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (LvTSG)

349 311 308 Boris Johnson is a huge disappointment
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2021 09:35 AM (GPwVZ)

=========

Johnson was only ever going to deliver Brexit. Anything after that was probably going to be soft-Conservative stuff.

He's meeting my expectations.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:36 AM (LvTSG)

Agreed. I've seen the people who support The Conservative Party at their annual fundraising events. To say they are GOPe writ large is a huge overstatement. People as 'conservative' as BoJo are basically conservative Democrats - nothing more. Margaret Thatcher was a one-off that we'll never see again in British politics in our lifetimes.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (mdjgu)

350 This painting is titled "The Blimp" on some sites. Imagine all of the missed chances for Led Zeppelin jokes!

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (Y3SPi)

351 CBP Agent Tells NBC: With High Border Crossings Comes Spikes In Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Cocaine

-
Alright, Dawg!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (d9FiS)

352 Pence actually has a two book deal with a "significant" advance. LOL. One is dealing with his "faith".

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 09:49 AM (ONvIw)

353 Yes, leftist trolls including one at Insty's who finally got the chop after about a week were running a (probably) Photoshopped picture of President Trump claiming the pants were on backwards. No explanation of HTF you zip pants that are on backwards without realizing they're on backwards etc.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 09:49 AM (UHVv4)

354 CBP Agent Tells NBC: With High Border Crossings Comes Spikes In Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Cocaine



Throw in some strippers and that's one hell of a party.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

355 There was an old guy at the small airport where i grew up. He was like a grandfather to me. Flew fighters in WW1. He said he only flew against blimps a couple of times. Too hard to shoot down. He would try to go after the pilots though. If nothing else, to scare them.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:40 AM (axyOa)

========
He sounds like someone from a Howard Hawks movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021


***
Picture John Wayne or Ward Bond

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (/XOcP)

356 It's come to this ...
USAToday:

Fact check: Donald Trump wore pants properly, images and videos show
The footage of his pants doesn't indicate they were backward.
All that was accomplished was making a whole bunch of leftists stare at President Trump's crotch for hours.

Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (RHGPo)

357 Yes, leftist trolls including one at Insty's who finally got the chop after about a week were running a (probably) Photoshopped picture of President Trump claiming the pants were on backwards. No explanation of HTF you zip pants that are on backwards without realizing they're on backwards etc.
Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 09:49 AM (UHVv4)


Because the news media sucks all the balls.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (Zz0t1)

358 He sounds like someone from a Howard Hawks movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (LvTSG)

"Calling Barranca! Calling Barranca!"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (dfRN6)

359 Excellent platform for the sniper.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (BMmaB)

360 355 He sounds like someone from a Howard Hawks movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021

***
Picture John Wayne or Ward Bond
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (/XOcP)

=========

Jimmy Cagney.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (LvTSG)

361 >>Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself and President Joe Biden to wartime leaders Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

When something is impossible to sell, the seller usually resorts to laugh out loud hyperbole.

Posted by: Boswell at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (5iUNf)

362 Man! I can hear those flatcakes smacking against the breakfast table now!

Posted by: Biden's Dog--
Jill! Put 'em back in your bra!

Posted by: JoeB-
cause I am at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (yFOIQ)

363 358 He sounds like someone from a Howard Hawks movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (LvTSG)

"Calling Barranca! Calling Barranca!"
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (dfRN6)

========

I understood that reference.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (LvTSG)

364 Mike Pence got 4M advance for his book deals. LOL.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (ONvIw)

365 ========

I understood that reference.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (LvTSG)



I didn't.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

366 I don't know if it's still there, but for many years there was a blimp tethered over Kabul with cameras/listening devices etc.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (BMmaB)

367 Canada's current Conservative leader is a Mitt Romney; supports 'carbon tax' and the like; one of his shadow cabinet members was apologizing for being white the other day -- and it was a woman at that.

GOPe = Red Tories.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 09:52 AM (UHVv4)

368 If memory serves correctly, the U.S. had the worlds largest helium reserves, and would not sell any to Germany, a nation who was completely lacking in access to helium. Ergo, hydrogen.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 11, 2021 08:43 AM (3D/fK)


Yes, near Amarillo, Texas. Large and very impressive installations.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at June 11, 2021 09:52 AM (QQ6wR)

369 Mike Pence got 4M advance for his book deals. LOL.
Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (ONvIw)



See? I told you.....

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at June 11, 2021 09:52 AM (Zz0t1)

370 Strippers and drugs?

So Hunter Biden

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2021 09:52 AM (nvr4f)

371 353 Yes, leftist trolls including one at Insty's who finally got the chop after about a week were running a (probably) Photoshopped picture of President Trump claiming the pants were on backwards. No explanation of HTF you zip pants that are on backwards without realizing they're on backwards etc.
Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 09:49 AM (UHVv4)

I saw someone suggesting they were held up by an elastic waistband. These people are insane.

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:52 AM (Y3SPi)

372 305 ... a training document said 'privileged white women' were supporting the 'root causes of sexual violence' for wanting offenders jailed because it disproportionately affects minorities. ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks.

AKA stop disrespecting my superior culture where a man says yes and a whore puts out.

Posted by: Downcast at June 11, 2021 09:52 AM (8k967)

373 If you are familiar with airplane design there's an equation that shows an upper limit to any conventional heavy lifting body aircraft. The lighter than air equation shows there's no limit and it could be as big a city conceivably.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:45 AM (fpNLg)

Im about half way through the research for a business plan using unmanned blimps for long distance cargo hauling off the coast. Interesting if only for the research.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:53 AM (axyOa)

374 I understood that reference.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (LvTSG)

One of my favorites.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 11, 2021 09:53 AM (dfRN6)

375 See? I told you.....
Posted by: Bernie Sanders at June 11, 2021 09:52 AM (Zz0t1)

Bannon called it a payoff for his work on the Election Integrity fail. LOL. I believe it. He's a POS.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 09:53 AM (ONvIw)

376 Jimmy Cagney.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021


***
One of my favorites. It's been said that no one in real life ever spoke like Cagney, and yet every line he ever uttered was true to life. Amazing.

He's a good reason that, if I have 2 vintage movies to watch, I often pick the Warner Bros. one. WB really knew their talent and how to showcase them.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:54 AM (/XOcP)

377 I'm getting a clip art feel.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 11, 2021 09:54 AM (O+I8R)

378 Boris Johnson is a clown, a circus act. Everything about him is fake. I think most of us knew that at the time he was selected PM but that's how pathetic the "Conservative" Party is in the UK.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 11, 2021 09:54 AM (4thlk)

379 This painting is titled "The Blimp" on some sites. Imagine all of the missed chances for Led Zeppelin jokes!

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (Y3SPi)

------

OTOH, that alternative title enables tons of Ana Navarro jokes.

Posted by: ShainS at June 11, 2021 09:54 AM (pPbje)

380 356 It's come to this ...
USAToday:

Fact check: Donald Trump wore pants properly, images and videos show
The footage of his pants doesn't indicate they were backward.
All that was accomplished was making a whole bunch of leftists stare at President Trump's crotch for hours.
Posted by: SMOD at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (RHGPo)

They do that anyways.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 11, 2021 09:54 AM (z5Vrg)

381 Bannon called it a payoff for his work on the Election Integrity fail. LOL. I believe it. He's a POS.
Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 09:53 AM (ONvIw)



The handing of the coin after the confirmation of the election was all I needed to see.

Fuck that guy.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:55 AM (Zz0t1)

382 Okay.I'm out, kids.

Have fun storming the castle,! Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:55 AM (m45I2)

383 Just that lighter than air ships are truly at the whims of weather like a strong wind

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2021 09:55 AM (nvr4f)

384 >>> Because the news media sucks all the balls.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (Zz0t1)


Also, all their accusations are confessions. If you want to know what the left's tiny nearly imperceptible grain of self-respect they have left is embarrassed about, look at what they accuse others of.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:55 AM (fpNLg)

385 There was an old guy at the airport
Gave a grandfatherly World War report
He said "Shooting a blimp'll
Seem rather too simple
So we shot at the pilots for sport!"
Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2021 09:47 AM (m45I2)

Ha!
If Les was alive today he'd laugh out loud at that.I
He was a great guy. Used to rebuild old airplanes with him in his shop.
I miss him.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:55 AM (axyOa)

386 Man! I can hear those flatcakes smacking against the breakfast table now!

Posted by: Biden's Dog--
Jill! Put 'em back in your bra!
Posted by: JoeB-


Dammit Jill! The dog just shit my pants!
JoeB-

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 09:55 AM (OCTRt)

387 If you want to know what the left's tiny nearly imperceptible grain of self-respect they have left is embarrassed about, look at what they accuse others of.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 09:55 AM (fpNLg)


Every. Single. Time.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:56 AM (Zz0t1)

388 378 Boris Johnson is a clown, a circus act. Everything about him is fake. I think most of us knew that at the time he was selected PM but that's how pathetic the "Conservative" Party is in the UK.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 11, 2021 09:54 AM (4thlk)

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I said right here in this comments section, when everybody was clamoring for him to be selected PM, that he was the Mitt Romney of the UK.

Posted by: ShainS at June 11, 2021 09:56 AM (pPbje)

389 Agreed. I've seen the people who support The
Conservative Party at their annual fundraising events. To say they are
GOPe writ large is a huge overstatement. People as 'conservative' as
BoJo are basically conservative Democrats - nothing more. Margaret
Thatcher was a one-off that we'll never see again in British politics in
our lifetimes.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 11, 2021 09:48 AM (mdjgu
Remember Conservative or Labor in the UK is more a cultural identity than a policy statement. The Conservatives do have a conservative wing, but the bulk of the party is squishy centrist. Labor used to have a squishy centrist Tony Blair "New Labor" wing, but they ran them all out of the party and it's just the Trotskyites versus the Stalinists versus the Maoists.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 11, 2021 09:57 AM (BMmaB)

390 All that was accomplished was making a whole bunch of leftists stare at President Trump's crotch for hours.
Posted by: SMOD


That's a boss move.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 09:57 AM (OCTRt)

391
No need to be too expository
From DC comes something derogatory
In the sky it comes glidin'
In this Era of Biden
Bend over for your suppository

Posted by: naturalfake at June 11, 2021 09:57 AM (dWwl8)

392 Picture John Wayne or Ward Bond
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:50 AM (/XOcP)


Hubby. He went up in an airplane for the first time in 1934 at the age of eight. He'd talked his mother into letting him taking him to the airport for a ride in a biplane. The pilot did loops and spins and stalls and rolls, hubby hooting with delight the entire way.

When they got back to the ground, Dick's mom rushed the plane, snatched him out and yelled, "You're never going up in one of those things again."

He died with a little over sixty thousand logged hours.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:57 AM (XxJt1)

393 388
I said right here in this comments section, when everybody was clamoring for him to be selected PM, that he was the Mitt Romney of the UK.
Posted by: ShainS at June 11, 2021 09:56 AM (pPbje)

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He is everything NT thought Trump was.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:58 AM (LvTSG)

394

That's a boss move.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2021 09:57 AM (OCTRt)


SCHLONGED!!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

395 That's disturbing, Ta-nishi Coates probably has tucked away some fetish Trump pants pr0n.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2021 09:58 AM (nvr4f)

396 "Property records reveal that Pence, 62, bought a seven-bedroom, 7-bathroom house in the upscale location"


See, in my Alternate Timeline, Mike Pence retired and bought a 7-bathroom house on a ranch to take in homeless kids to feed clothe and educate. Most went on to study at Harvard. I think it was called the Orphanage of Matthew. Because over the the front gates was written:

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." - Matthew 19:14

Ya'lls timeline is corrupt as fck. You should nuke it from orbit.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 11, 2021 09:58 AM (83lwH)

397 I understood that reference.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (LvTSG)

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OK, so I think that page is missing from my stylebook. Has the whole "I don't get it" bit been a Captain America reference this whole time?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 11, 2021 09:58 AM (quECl)

398
He died with a little over sixty thousand logged hours.
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:57 AM (XxJt1)



Good for him.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:59 AM (Zz0t1)

399 Nice painting. I have seen a Zeppelin painting in real life, too. In the library in Stephenville, Newfoundland. A Zeppeling floating in the sky over the harbor. Probably the Graf Zeppelin, which made a number of uneventful Atlantic crossings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2021 09:59 AM (xusmd)

400 Bannon's take on Mike Pence's 4M book deal: https://tinyurl.com/nfexwp9t

Publisher is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. KArp likes some "controlled opposition", yesiree.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 10:00 AM (ONvIw)

401 His mom beat him for 60,000 hours?!

Cruel but fair.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 10:00 AM (UHVv4)

402 >>> Im about half way through the research for a business plan using unmanned blimps for long distance cargo hauling off the coast. Interesting if only for the research.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 09:53 AM (axyOa)


There was serious interest in using them in the same way container ships are used. Their speed is faster than ships but slower than rail. They can hold as much as a train or container ship. And could land wherever there is a huge field. But that kind of all petered out. I don't know why. I think there was a big shipping company that pulled their potential interest out.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 10:00 AM (fpNLg)

403 He sounds like someone from a Howard Hawks movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021


Heh.
Actually he was fairly unassuming. But he did admit that after the war he bought as big a car as he could, fixed it up and said he was the first guy to get a ticket in Oregon for going over 100.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 10:01 AM (axyOa)

404 "Posted by: SMOD"

Dude.

Where are you? I had your for May 2021.

Now I'm holding out for Yellowstone Caldera.

So disappointed in you.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 11, 2021 10:01 AM (83lwH)

405 Pence shlonged the voters and took the money.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 10:01 AM (ONvIw)

406 398
He died with a little over sixty thousand logged hours.
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:57 AM (XxJt1)


Good for him.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 09:59 AM (Zz0t1)


*smiles* I once asked him how he managed to log so much time. (I did the math once and found he had over three years strapped to the seat of an airplane.) He replied that it was easy to do when you were flying a Lodestar from Houston to New York.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:01 AM (XxJt1)

407 Heh, there is a guy in the area that has a couple of bison. They have escaped their enclosure a couple of times last year. They escaped again and are currently wandering around the neighborhood, this time with their baby.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 11, 2021 10:01 AM (Ez6QX)

408 Yes, near Amarillo, Texas. Large and very impressive installations.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at June 11, 2021 09:52 AM (QQ6wR)

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Oh, thank you, doctor.

Posted by: Inga at June 11, 2021 10:01 AM (pPbje)

409 Is there a soundtrack for this? I'm thinking Kashmir.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * I'm not wearing Fkng khakis at June 11, 2021 10:02 AM (jCq3l)

410 397 I understood that reference.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 09:51 AM (LvTSG)

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

OK, so I think that page is missing from my stylebook. Has the whole "I don't get it" bit been a Captain America reference this whole time?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 11, 2021 09:58 AM (quECl)

========

They are separate. The "I don't get it" is the Ben Roethlisberger call. I hope to draw him out into the wild and marvel at the beauty of his explanations.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 10:02 AM (LvTSG)

411 One of my favorites. It's been said that no one in
real life ever spoke like Cagney, and yet every line he ever uttered was
true to life. Amazing. He's a good reason that, if I have 2 vintage movies to watch, I
often pick the Warner Bros. one. WB really knew their talent and how to
showcase them Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 09:54 AM (/XOcP
The only surviving film of George M. Cohan, which unfortunately is in blackface, shows his style of singing and dancing (big strides from one end of the stage to the other, for example) is the style that Cagney used in Yankee Doodle Dandy. It occurred to me that there were people alive when the movie was made, maybe including Cagney, who had seen Cohan on stage and would have recognized the impression, like we see Rami Malek doing Freddie Mercury and recognize Freddie Mercury's mannerisms.


Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 11, 2021 10:02 AM (BMmaB)

412 There was serious interest in using them in the same way container ships are used. Their speed is faster than ships but slower than rail. They can hold as much as a train or container ship. And could land wherever there is a huge field. But that kind of all petered out. I don't know why. I think there was a big shipping company that pulled their potential interest out.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 11, 2021 10:00 AM (fpNLg)I

I think the trucking industr y would hate it unless they can control it.
Solution:go to them for funding.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 10:03 AM (axyOa)

413 ..He died with a little over sixty thousand logged hours. Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 09:57 AM (XxJt1)

That is a logbook which few, if any, will ever match again. Consider, that a Senior Pilot, facing mandatory retirement from the airlines (at age 65) will likely have about 40k-ish hours logged.

Sixty thousand hours is mind-boggling. THAT is the guy you want up front in "the office", when things go pear-shaped in the air-space. A toast (covfefe; the bourbon lamp is NOT lit!), to the late Mr. Creeper.

Cheers!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2021 10:04 AM (QzJWU)

414 407 Heh, there is a guy in the area that has a couple of bison. They have escaped their enclosure a couple of times last year. They escaped again and are currently wandering around the neighborhood, this time with their baby.
Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 11, 2021 10:01 AM (Ez6QX)


LOL! We have an escaped longhorn wandering the woods along Hiway 82. There was a guy chasing him yesterday.

One guy. Ooookay.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:04 AM (XxJt1)

415 405 Pence shlonged the voters and took the money.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 10:01 AM (ONvIw)

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Isn't this really the story of virtually everybody in D.C.?

Man, Trump sure was a breath of fresh air that I thought I'd never witness in my lifetime after Reagan.

Posted by: ShainS at June 11, 2021 10:04 AM (pPbje)

416 like we see Rami Malek doing Freddie Mercury and recognize Freddie Mercury's mannerisms.


Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 11, 2021 10:02 AM (BMmaB)



Is sucking dick a mannerism?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:05 AM (Zz0t1)

417 From the Bee . . .

Toobin Reinstated In Touching Interview: 'I Got Off Easy'

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 10:05 AM (d9FiS)

418 LOL! We have an escaped longhorn wandering the woods along Hiway 82. There was a guy chasing him yesterday.

One guy. Ooookay.
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:04 AM (XxJt1)


What state?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:05 AM (Zz0t1)

419 417 From the Bee . . .

Toobin Reinstated In Touching Interview: 'I Got Off Easy'
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 11, 2021 10:05 AM (d9FiS)

Ha!

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 10:05 AM (Y3SPi)

420 A toast (covfefe; the bourbon lamp is NOT lit!), to the late Mr. Creeper.

Cheers!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2021 10:04 AM (QzJWU)


Sudden tears. Thank you, Jim. I miss him more every day.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:05 AM (XxJt1)

421
Christopher Walken's manner of speaking is James Cagney's were he overdosed on valium.

Discuss.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 11, 2021 10:06 AM (dWwl8)

422 Oklahoma, Sponge.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:06 AM (XxJt1)

423 Sixty thousand hours is mind-boggling. THAT is the guy you want up front in "the office", when things go pear-shaped in the air-space. A toast (covfefe; the bourbon lamp is NOT lit!), to the late Mr. Creeper.

Cheers!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2021 10:04 AM (QzJWU)


Cheers indeed!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 10:06 AM (axyOa)

424 Sudden tears. Thank you, Jim. I miss him more every day.
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:05 AM (XxJt1)



{{{creeper}}}

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 11, 2021 10:06 AM (Ez6QX)

425 Christopher Walken's manner of speaking is James Cagney's were he overdosed on valium.



Discuss.



Posted by: naturalfake at June 11, 2021 10:06 AM (dWwl8
But with more cowbell.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 11, 2021 10:07 AM (BMmaB)

426 A toast (covfefe; the bourbon lamp is NOT lit!), to the late Mr. Creeper.

Cheers!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2021 10:04 AM (QzJWU)



Yeah, this.

Where I don't have a frosty beverage currently, I'm sure I'll have one later this evening when the road portion of the trip is complete and will raise one in honor.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:07 AM (Zz0t1)

427 Oklahoma, Sponge.
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:06 AM (XxJt1)


Gotcha.

I'll be on Texas Hwy 82 later today, why I was asking.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:07 AM (Zz0t1)

428 A toast (covfefe; the bourbon lamp is NOT lit!), to the late Mr. Creeper.

-----

Had a LOL moment earlier in the week driving on the two-lane highway in remote northern Arizona. Passed a beautiful, brand new RV with New Mexico license plates that read COVFEFE.

Posted by: ShainS at June 11, 2021 10:08 AM (pPbje)

429 Next time Trump will not send meds and our best infectious disease experts to help save Boris sorry ass from Covid. What an ingrate asshole.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 11, 2021 10:08 AM (z+ylg)

430 Christopher Walken's manner of speaking is James Cagney's were he overdosed on valium.

Discuss.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 11, 2021 10:06 AM (dWwl8



Who did pausak better, Shatner or Walken?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:08 AM (Zz0t1)

431 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at June 11, 2021 10:08 AM (Pzzpr)


You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at June 11, 2021 10:09 AM (Zz0t1)

432 Had a LOL moment earlier in the week driving on the two-lane highway in remote northern Arizona. Passed a beautiful, brand new RV with New Mexico license plates that read COVFEFE.
Posted by: ShainS at June 11, 2021 10:08 AM (pPbje)


That's awesome.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 11, 2021 10:09 AM (Ez6QX)

433 Bruce Timm seemed to think 1930s Batman was the best version of him. Correct.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2021 10:09 AM (AX6sA)

434 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at June 11, 2021 10:09 AM (Pzzpr)


You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at June 11, 2021 10:09 AM (Zz0t1)

435 This thread is longer than Kashmir

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 10:10 AM (2cfUo)

436 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at June 11, 2021 10:09 AM (Pzzpr)


MUMR is Cameltoe?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 11, 2021 10:10 AM (dWwl8)

437 47 From what I've read, zeppelin travel was comfortable and swift for those days, and quite popular in the Continent and America. They used the inflammable hydrogen in the bags for lift because helium (which does not catch fire) was and is very rare on Earth and expensive to produce, whereas hydrogen (from water) was everywhere.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 08:39 AM (/XOcP)

Major source of helium is oil and gas wells. US has been selling off millions of cubic feet of strategic helium reserve originally required for rigid and non-rigid airships (Zeppelins and blimps).

US embargoed helium for Germany in the 30s, which is why Hindenburg was filled with wasserstoffe.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 11, 2021 10:10 AM (O6j88)

438 Gotcha.

I'll be on Texas Hwy 82 later today, why I was asking.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:07 AM (Zz0t1)


Shoot. Well, if you ever find yourself on OK82, I'm a mile away.

You have a safe trip, Sponge.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:11 AM (XxJt1)

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021 10:11 AM (pWrfh)

440 Shoot. Well, if you ever find yourself on OK82, I'm a mile away.

You have a safe trip, Sponge.
Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:11 AM (XxJt1)


Thanks!

I know I'll be driving a box truck through OK in November on the way to Indy. Can't stop tho......Kid's marching band trip to Nationals.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

441 Wait for it......

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 11, 2021 10:13 AM (dfRN6)

442
441
Posted by: IP at June 11, 2021 10:11 AM (pWrfh)



You don't say......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

443 It's time to ban the noble gases!

All the elements must be made to be made equal!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 10:13 AM (UHVv4)

444 ..This thread is longer than Kashmir
Posted by: 2Dogs at June 11, 2021 10:10 AM (2cfUo)


What was the comment count on that epic thread (Memorial Day, IIRC?) a few years back? Multiple thousands? Wasn't that the one where Ace actually threatened to shut down the blog?

/nostalgia


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (QzJWU)

445
Next time Trump will not send meds and our best infectious disease experts to help save Boris sorry ass from Covid. What an ingrate asshole.
Posted by: Jen the original


Uncle Sam will always be Uncle Sucker.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (63Dwl)

446 kamala might be more dumb than Biden at this momen

i mean they are both dumb, but in diffrent ways

Posted by: will choose a nic later at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (bTQ72)

447 MUMR vs Spicoli.... and so it goes.... on, and on, and on, and on....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (6Je/Q)

448 The judge in the Avenatti case is in a tough spot, legally speaking. He carried a lot of water for the Party during the Daniels thing, so he'd normally be in line for a slap on the wrist and a ton of laundered money. But he angered the Party with his arrogance and hindered their operation against Kavanaugh with the Swetnick thing, which indicates a long stay in a squalid cage full of rats. The law is really unclear on what to do here.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2021 09:31 AM (vpYjV)


He went full retard trying to extort Nike and the NCAA, two of the derp state's bigger cumdumpsters. There's no walking that back.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

449 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

I'll save my comments for the Solomonic Simian.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (2JVJo)

450 449 MUMR vs Spicoli.... and so it goes.... on, and on, and on, and on....
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (6Je/Q)

=========

It's like Batman vs. the Joker.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (LvTSG)

451 450 trying to extort Nike and the NCAA
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

Stunningly stupid!

Posted by: m at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (Y3SPi)

452 I love it when it gets quiet in here because everyone is on the main page hitting F5.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (Ez6QX)

453 Scarey pop up ad Ace...If I click there before I go, will I then go?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (axyOa)

454
All the elements must be made to be made equal!
Posted by: andycanuck


By hatchet, ax and saw.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (63Dwl)

455 That reminds me. I saw a chyron this a.m. about a (federal?) judge finding against N.C./Charlotte over the NCAA games to have been held there that was banned due to the bathroom law.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (UHVv4)

456 I love it when it gets quiet in here because everyone is on the main page hitting F5.
Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (Ez6QX)


I just click the banner and save my keyboard.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (Zz0t1)

457 Ape Up!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (dfRN6)

458 I love it when it gets quiet in here because everyone is on the main page hitting F5.

*tumbleweed rolls by and wind whistles*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 11, 2021 10:16 AM (HaL55)

459 Heh, there is a guy in the area that has a couple of bison. They have escaped their enclosure a couple of times last year. They escaped again and are currently wandering around the neighborhood, this time with their baby.
Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 11, 2021


***

What did the buffalo say when he dropped his male child off at at school?

"Bi-son."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 10:17 AM (/XOcP)

460 and......NOOD.

Gorilla....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:17 AM (Zz0t1)

461 I'll be a monkey's uncle!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2021 10:17 AM (UHVv4)

462 I'll wake you before I go go.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2021 10:17 AM (63Dwl)

463 "Pence shlonged the voters and took the money"

My bad, I forget it's my role to start the soundtrack for these routine betrayals. Here we go:

https://tinyurl.com/2sjjxnf6

Don't hit me, I promise to do better next time.



Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 11, 2021 10:17 AM (83lwH)

464 LOL! We have an escaped longhorn wandering the woods along Hiway 82. There was a guy chasing him yesterday.

One guy. Ooookay.


Horniness isn't a rational thing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 11, 2021 10:18 AM (SchxB)

465 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2021 10:18 AM (/XOcP)

466 "because everyone is on the main page hitting F5."

Sigh. You White Supremacists and your

(spins wheel)

...function keys?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 11, 2021 10:19 AM (83lwH)

467 I know I'll be driving a box truck through OK in November on the way to Indy. Can't stop tho......Kid's marching band trip to Nationals.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 11, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)


Offer stands. This place is twenty minutes from I40. I'll buy you lunch.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2021 10:19 AM (XxJt1)

468 Amarillo sits in one of the largest reserves of natural gas that is rich in helium, sometimes up to 5%. The US is Number 1 in production and export.

It is a very expensive process and the supply is driven by economics. I often hear of a helium shortage but that is driven by the current production level and not resources.

Crazy lady owner of a company I know is blowing $100K on a helium recovery system because she wants to virtue signal because "We're running out of Helium!!!" to look "Green". The ROR is abysmal but she's the boss and it's her money.

Posted by: pawn at June 11, 2021 10:20 AM (/Rqse)

469 People still like Pence. We WILL get fooled again.

Posted by: CN at June 11, 2021 10:24 AM (ONvIw)

470 If you are familiar with airplane design there's an equation that shows an upper limit to any conventional heavy lifting body aircraft. The lighter than air equation shows there's no limit and it could be as big a city conceivably.
The square-cubed law sucks for airplanes but is great for lighter-than-air vehicles. (When you scale up something, the surface area increases by the square of the scale while the volume increases by the cube. So, if you take something and double its size, the new copy will have ~4 times the surface area and ~8 times the volume of the original.)

Put differently, you can design and make a model airplane that will fly but fails miserably when you scale it up to full size. It's a lot harder to make a model airship that is able to fly at all.
A 1000 cubic feet of helium will lift ~62 pounds. (A 1000 cubic feet of hydrogen will lift ~65 pounds.)

Posted by: Richard Cranium at June 11, 2021 10:27 AM (CTKUo)

471 I really hate the way the way Minx handles comment formatting.

Posted by: Richard Cranium at June 11, 2021 10:29 AM (CTKUo)

472 A 1000 cubic feet of helium will lift ~62 pounds. (A 1000 cubic feet of hydrogen will lift ~65 pounds.)

And displacing a thousand cubic feet of water will float a ship of 62,000 lbs.

A zeppelin that could carry the Evergreen's cargo would truly be a sight.

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2021 10:33 AM (8eSmR)

473 Ever Given, I meant, while mumbling to myself...

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2021 10:42 AM (2nFxy)

474 European, hidden nazicommunist, from bad dreams.

Posted by: SgtBob at June 11, 2021 11:28 AM (by4sp)

475 Insufferable Pedant here! And I am a fan of Dirigibles!
Hydrogen and helium are similar in lifting capability because you don't use hydrogen, you use the molecule H2. Two Hydrogens roughly have the same lift as helium because helium is a noble gas, so H2 = He.
Dirigibles became increasing impractical as engines got more powerful and aircraft more useful.
Dirigibles have a couple of flaws by their nature. Landing is hard in any sort of wind. Updrafts can force them to vent their lifting gas to avoid rupture, creating a cycle of rapid rise and then fall.
Hydrogen was NOT why the Hindenburg went up. It was painted in a mix of aluminum and iron oxides, aka thermite, on its cotton canvas envelope (exterior bag). Engine leaked deasil fuel, spark happened (probably from static discharge when landing rope hit ground), and the envelope caught fire.
The best dirigibles were the US: the Macon and Akron (with a nod to the UK R-100), both lost to disasters. Flying aircraft carriers! With the loss of their proponent, Admiral Moffit, the program ceased. US Navy wanted more battleships anyway (Navy always addicted to big ships).
Insufferable pedant away! I'm full of useless facts!

Posted by: ZilWerks at June 11, 2021 11:44 AM (0MpOC)

476 @475 It's hard to find on line, but, worth looking up.
The very great poet Yvor Winters best poem ever is called
"An Elegy for the USN Dirigible Macon."

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at June 11, 2021 11:55 AM (zMFmR)

477 Saw in a documentary that the Germans wanted to use helium for Zeppelins, but that was not practical because most of the world's helium reserve is near Amarillo, TX.

Posted by: PaddyBeaner at June 11, 2021 04:08 PM (nl80Z)

478 Oh let the sun beat down apon my face,
Stars caress my dreams

Posted by: Skip at June 11, 2021 04:14 PM (Cxk7w)

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