First-World Problems...Part Infinity Plus One
(If I wanted To Be A Snake Handler I would Have Joined A Circus)

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It's a great idea...making a coiled garden hose that extends and retracts and is easy to carry. But it is a vicious fraud perpetrated on American homeowners by Big Hose, designed to lighten our wallets and make us spend precious time uncoiling the kinks and knots and all-around mess that these engines of the devil become if you turn your back for just a few seconds!

I even tried storing it on some lightweight PVC tubing, and while that works well when it sits in the garage over the winter, it is tedious and time-consuming to take it off and put it back on.

And all of this is to water a few patches of lawn that were destroyed by a fallen tree last autumn. I don't want to start up the sprinkler system because we may have a few freezing nights in store before spring finally arrives, but had I waited much longer to reseed it wouldn't have worked.

Yeah...life is tough.

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 Hola

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 04, 2021 01:01 PM (kTF2Z)

2 Happy Easter, everyone!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 04, 2021 01:02 PM (kTF2Z)

3 I want to buy a 30 foot hose, because that's the length I need. But all I can manage to find are 25 foot hoses, which are trollishly thisclose but too short, and 50 footers that tend to do what you've discovered.

Posted by: CppThis at April 04, 2021 01:02 PM (zcf1k)

4 I have often thought of spraying my yard with round up and then spreading about 6 inches of sand on it and having a cactus and large stones in the yard, but then I would have every cat in the county at my yard doing there business.

Posted by: Picric at April 04, 2021 01:04 PM (zK4A9)

5 We're going to regulate Big Hose and hold them accountable.


Posted by: Pelosi at April 04, 2021 01:04 PM (KHXdf)

6 we have to take Big Hose's anti-twist exemption

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 01:05 PM (iTXRQ)

7 they started making coiled air hoses long before they made them for water

they sucked also

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 01:06 PM (6iURM)

8 It's really easier to discard them after each use.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 01:07 PM (MVjcR)

9 Happy Easter everyone. Nicest day of the year so far, shorts weather even.

Posted by: dartist at April 04, 2021 01:07 PM (+ya+t)

10 Liz Warren would just do a rain dance.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 04, 2021 01:07 PM (kTF2Z)

11 Got one of those soft hoses made of a durable material years ago, best investment I ever made.

Just wad that sumbitch up inside a 5 gallon bucket in the winter.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (aEeRI)

12 For a few extra dollars you can get a reel stand with drum and a hand crank.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (03n3v)

13 Good afternoon, and happy Easter!

Todays first world problem....had to mow and prep the lawn for spring aeration and fertilizer later this week.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarheadt at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (5XK0y)

14 Now do extension cords.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (3H9h1)

15 And all of this is to water a few patches of lawn that were destroyed by
a fallen tree last autumn. I don't want to start up the sprinkler
system because we may have a few freezing nights in store before spring
finally arrives, but had I waited much longer to reseed it wouldn't have
worked.


Pave paradise and put in a parking lot.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (45fpk)

16 All of us in Brattleboro thank Vice Presdent Harrass is doing a grate job with border problem created by that criminal Trump. She be helping all those childrin of coler and making sure they gets food and shilter. She be shoulds sends theese children to states that did nots vote for Presdent Bidum and makes them pay there fair share in this county. We hopes she be Presdent in 2025.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 04, 2021 01:09 PM (JLQTf)

17 It's really easier to discard them after each use.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 01:07 PM (MVjcR)

Or even before each use. The damned thing wasn't quite long enough too. I had to wait for a favorable gust of wind to get the far patch!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 01:10 PM (Q9lwr)

18 Inanimate objects (as designed, or because of failure) are the bane of human existance. When you want one to move, it won't (nut, car, hose, for example) and when you do not want them to move, they do (nut, car, hose, for example).

Posted by: Gref at April 04, 2021 01:10 PM (AMIL/)

19 No garden hoses here, yet, but I got fed up with my eight year old Keurig that was taking forever to get going so that I could brew some much needed coffee. That and it as indicating that more water was needed...even when the reservoir was close to overflowing. Anyways, I bought a new Keurig machine that of course has the K-cup capability but also has a 12 cup decanter on the other side if I want my coffee the traditional way. Such are my Second World problems.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 01:10 PM (49Dnm)

20 Why don't you get one of them hoses what reels up on a reel?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 04, 2021 01:10 PM (45fpk)

21 Well I'm going to make one last shot at starting my car. If that fails I'll grab a backpack and take a longish walk to the grocery store.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 01:10 PM (lgiXo)

22 Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (03n3v)

I have one. It sucks also!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 01:11 PM (Q9lwr)

23 Have you tried to open the tap in, close the tap out? The pressure should help untangle the thing.

Posted by: Anacleto Mitraglia at April 04, 2021 01:11 PM (FFfcp)

24
Got one of those soft hoses made of a durable material years ago, best investment I ever made.

Just wad that sumbitch up inside a 5 gallon bucket in the winter.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (aEeRI)

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That's the kind we use down in the kennel for refilling the 5-gallon water buckets in the pens. Collapses down to a compact volume that sits inside a bucket. Nice and no tripping hazard.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 01:11 PM (mht8P)

25 Now do extension cords.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (3H9h1)

I learned how to coil rope when I learned to sail, so I can handle extension cords pretty well.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 01:12 PM (Q9lwr)

26 I learned how to coil rope when I learned to sail, so I can handle extension cords pretty well.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 01:12 PM (Q9lwr)


Live on a sailboat and you won't have any grass problems.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 04, 2021 01:13 PM (45fpk)

27
Things that die quickly in the garden: flowers, shrubs, vegetables

Things that can't be killed in the garden: grass, weeds, invasives

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 01:13 PM (mht8P)

28 Happy Easter, everyone! He is risen!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at April 04, 2021 01:14 PM (jtqoO)

29 FWPs

The grocery store didn't have the yogurt-covered pretzels I like

the gun I bought during the Gun Thread last week? I still don't have it


my traditional Easter cheeseburger was a little rare

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 01:14 PM (iTXRQ)

30 The walk to the store is mostly downhill, which means the walk back is mostly uphill. But there's a pub along the way.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 01:14 PM (lgiXo)

31 In case anyone is from the south and doesn't understand what 'extension cords' are, they are discussing stinchun cords.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 04, 2021 01:15 PM (aEeRI)

32 Happy Easter, everyone! He is risen!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at April 04, 2021 01:14 PM (jtqoO)


Happy Easter, chique - He is risen indeed!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 04, 2021 01:15 PM (45fpk)

33 Look alive people- Jesus is up

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 01:16 PM (iTXRQ)

34 How would it hold up if, I was to, say, jump off Nakatomi Plaza Tower?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 04, 2021 01:16 PM (ybIRR)

35 I think Ron Jeremy was in "Big Hose".

Then he was replaced by Captain Stabbin in "Big Hose II: Boat Boogaloo".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2021 01:16 PM (R/m4+)

36 I use the flexible hose that expands,that works well.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 04, 2021 01:16 PM (EZebt)

37 21 Well I'm going to make one last shot at starting my car. If that fails I'll grab a backpack and take a longish walk to the grocery store.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 01:10 PM (lgiXo)

Something we will all be doing under the green new deal.

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 01:17 PM (HCeRP)

38
Or even before each use. The damned thing wasn't quite long enough too. I had to wait for a favorable gust of wind to get the far patch!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 01:10 PM (Q9lwr)
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Glad to see you're practicing your wind reading!

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 01:17 PM (MVjcR)

39 Something we will all be doing under the green new deal.
Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 01:17 PM (HCeRP)


That presumes that the grocery store has any stock.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 04, 2021 01:17 PM (YqDXo)

40 If I call the walk to the grocery store a hike, will it be easier?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 01:18 PM (lgiXo)

41 Look alive people- Jesus is up

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 01:16 PM (iTXRQ)


Rev and I are going to binge-watch Jesus this afternoon. We're doing the last 4 episodes of Season One of "The Chosen", then tonite Season Two premieres. I've got snacks.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 04, 2021 01:18 PM (45fpk)

42 14 Now do extension cords.
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (3H9h1)
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Start about 3' from the male (plug) end and coil it from your elbow to your palm, twisting it with your wrist once with each wrap.

For the next use. Plug it in with the coil on the ground and female (socket) on top. Grasp the socket and take it where it's needed. The cord will unwrap without a kink.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 01:19 PM (TtWcj)

43 PS to 18: after a hard-fought battle to make an inanimate object behave as I want - computer works, hose finally coils as I want, nut stays tight enough - i always raise my fists and loudy ssy, "Once again, Man triumphs over machine!" (Or over inanimate object!)

Posted by: Gref at April 04, 2021 01:19 PM (AMIL/)

44 Joyous Easter grammie to you and the Rev

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 04, 2021 01:20 PM (EZebt)

45 Mars copter dealio was dropped off. First flight scheduled in a week or so.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 01:21 PM (MVjcR)

46 Thank you so much, San Franpsycho!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 04, 2021 01:21 PM (45fpk)

47 Coffee pot problems?
Brew a couple of pots of distilled white vinegar.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 01:22 PM (TtWcj)

48 I wanted to make a comment on the last thread but I was late.

There was a discussion about whether Gore would have been as bad or worse than Bush had he won in 2000, and I believe he would have been worse and tried to implement all kinds of environmental bullshit.

HOWEVER, he would have received serious push back because 2000 was pre-Facebook and Twitter, and Wokeness and CancelCulture were in it's infancy--Andrew Dice Clay was Cancel Culture's first real victim.

I don't believe most corporations and even most RINOS would have been as easily cowed in 2000 as they are today, and demographically, there were still some WW2 types around who would have said, "What is this shit?"

Posted by: JoeF. at April 04, 2021 01:22 PM (dR6lV)

49 I was folding large band saw blades when I was 10



Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 01:23 PM (6iURM)

50 so how does the Mars chopper fly in such a thin atmosphere?

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 01:24 PM (iTXRQ)

51 Argh! Enya keeps coming up on the office sound system and is about to put me to sleep.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2021 01:25 PM (EERbD)

52 Also, if Gore had been president on 9/11, he would have been under a LOT of pressure to hit back hard, and unlike Bush, the MSM would have ALLOWED him to.
That's no guarantee he would have done anything though..

Posted by: JoeF. at April 04, 2021 01:25 PM (dR6lV)

53 Well CBD, just trot on down to Tractor Supply and buy a 25 gallon tow sprayer, hook it to the lawn mower and your hose problem is solved.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2021 01:25 PM (vKvQK)

54 Time fooling with this is time away from other builds.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 04, 2021 01:25 PM (DMUuz)

55 And the sea shall give up its dead: https://tinyurl.com/mjdhprda

At a depth of more than 21,000ft, Petral has identified the wreckage of the destroyer USS Johnston which was sunk in action against vastly superior Japanese naval forces in the Battle of Samar.

Most of the ship is still upright and the hull number is clearly visible, seeing that sharp prow with the white 557 is haunting. Rest in peace warriors.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 01:27 PM (hKRi0)

56 Advice for people that want special 30 ft hoses. Buy 50 ft hose. Leave hose in yard before mowing. Buy new end to replace end cut off by mower. It takes great skill to cut to proper length so buy several 50 ft hoses to make sure.

Posted by: 4thewin at April 04, 2021 01:28 PM (Ls62D)

57 Rapid Flo 5/8 in. x 100 ft. Compact Garden Hose

I have been really happy with it. Available at Costco.

Not 100% kink proof, but close.

Posted by: Fatty McFattington at April 04, 2021 01:28 PM (Nw/nV)

58 >>>[Gore] unlike Bush, the MSM would have ALLOWED him to.
That's no guarantee he would have done anything though..
Posted by: JoeF. at April 04, 2021 01:25 PM (dR6lV)
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He would have hit back but diplomatically failed worse than Bush.

After all, Democrats are the head of the snake
and Republicans the tail.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 01:28 PM (TtWcj)

59 Afternoon, Horde.

Fired up the Blackstone griddle today. Made eggs, hash browns, and sausage. Sadly, ran out of fuel towards the end. There was enough residual heat to get the food to "good enough", but it was a little disappointing.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 04, 2021 01:28 PM (CAJOC)

60 Something we will all be doing under the green new deal.

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 01:17 PM (HCeRP)

No grocery stores, comrade. That's capitalist thinking. You will get all you need from the government ration center. Also comrade, don't miss your assigned day, or you will wait until next month!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at April 04, 2021 01:29 PM (7bRMQ)

61 I used to know how to throw (coil) a survey chain (tape). Takes a little practice.

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2021 01:30 PM (4mg10)

62 HOWEVER, he would have received serious push back because 2000 was pre-Facebook and Twitter, and Wokeness and CancelCulture were in it's infancy--Andrew Dice Clay was Cancel Culture's first real victim.

...
Posted by: JoeF. at April 04, 2021 01:22 PM (dR6lV)
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I've seen Dice in Vegas more than once, he does a great show. Viciously offensive.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 04, 2021 01:30 PM (EZebt)

63 Gore would have launched a few cruise missiles, bombed a few villages, and then gone away. Al Qaeda would have pointed to his response and said, "See, the US is too week and cowardly for a protracted fight."

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 04, 2021 01:30 PM (jOcSX)

64 If you want to become a snake handler, become a groupie with the nba

Can I say that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 04, 2021 01:31 PM (85Gof)

65 I'm working on taking down some fence. We have this corral with falling down fences (one side had a tree fall on it and was just baling string patched, with a permanent fix never implemented.) My roommate this summer said. "or you could just take this out, and make it way easier to get in and out of the yard with and park the horse trailer" I dithered for 6 months with "do I want to take it all out or just make it half size and still have a small corral for the minis. Finally decided I want to remove it all including the small 3-sided shed. That project will keep me occupied and out of trouble when I'm not working or riding for several weeks.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2021 01:32 PM (Aashi)

66 Is the sprinkler system underground? If so a few freezing nights followed by temps well
Above freezing during the day wont cause any harm. You want to avoid several days and nights combined below freezing. Otherwise underground pipes wont freeze up.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 01:32 PM (wyszq)

67 I see CBD has yet to discover the beauty of a hose reel.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 04, 2021 01:32 PM (2SdPm)

68 Dunno if this helps: Pupular Mechanics - The Best Garden Hoses 2021

https://tinyurl.com/ypk69v8k

Posted by: Biden's Dog at April 04, 2021 01:32 PM (9clAr)

69 But, I understand why CBD might not know about a hose reel. After all, in CBD world, if it doesn't fit in a sous vide, it doesn't exist.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 04, 2021 01:33 PM (2SdPm)

70 No grocery stores, comrade. That's capitalist thinking. You will get all you need from the government ration center. Also comrade, don't miss your assigned day, or you will wait until next month!
Posted by: OrangeEnt at April 04, 2021 01:29 PM


Good news, Comrades!! The chocolate ration for April has been increased from 30 grams to 25 grams!

Posted by: People's Ration Center at April 04, 2021 01:33 PM (DMUuz)

71 I have one of those wheel thingies that the hose wraps around and then a lever to retract after use. Works pretty well.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 01:34 PM (wyszq)

72 Soft hoses work great, but don't get the cheap ones. Spend a buck. And since they are very easy to carry, if you don't use them like every day, you can easily disconnect them bring them inside when done. I keep a standard heavy one always connected for short, quick work but bring out the light one if/when necessary. I have hilly property and the combination of heavy and light makes many jobs easier.

Posted by: WTP at April 04, 2021 01:34 PM (WQfDg)

73
*snort*

Wine mom Ann Althouse may shut down comments because they're too right-wing and insufficiently appreciative.

https://tinyurl.com/25prvc95

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 01:35 PM (mht8P)

74
Must. Sharpen. Mower. Blades.

Don' wanna, because, lazy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 01:35 PM (CTJwJ)

75 Mike Hammer is channeling his inner William Shatner... ;D

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 01:37 PM (hKRi0)

76
At a depth of more than 21,000ft, Petral has identified the wreckage of the destroyer USS Johnston which was sunk in action against vastly superior Japanese naval forces in the Battle of Samar.

Most of the ship is still upright and the hull number is clearly visible, seeing that sharp prow with the white 557 is haunting. Rest in peace warriors.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 01:27 PM (hKRi0)

James Hornfisher wote an outstanding account of that battle in "The Last Stand of the Tin Sailors".

Where do we get such men?

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 01:37 PM (HCeRP)

77 I believe they sell 15 foot hoses. 2 of them probably cost more than 1 50 ft hose, but if you really don't want to deal with the extra 20 foot of hose. I finally threw away some rotted hoses last summer. Dad keeps patching them but we had a couple where that was stupid as the whole hose was either rotted or brittle and a patch job might hold for 2 or 3 waterings before a new big leak showed up elsewhere. Joys of living with a pack rat, especially since I inherited a good bit of pack rat mentality myself.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2021 01:38 PM (Aashi)

78 I built a custom trailer that hold 2- 275 gallon water tanks with a 3 inch pump in between them. It so balanced that it has very tongue weight and my Foreman pulls it, fully loaded , quite easily. Just don't go downhill cause the ATV can't stop that much weight

with a a couple swimming pool valves, the pump pumps the water out of the tanks at about 60-75 psi

the river is a quarter of mile away and it takes maybe 10 minutes to fill both tanks

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 01:38 PM (6iURM)

79 I simply keep the hose(s) coiled up behind the shrubbery in front of the house. I find it easier than than dealing with a wheeled hose reel. Had one, gave it away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 01:38 PM (CTJwJ)

80 Oh boy -- you've touched on one of my constant irritants.

I hate hoses, cables, and extension cords. I realize the need for them, but why can't they coil in one direction?

I had a standalone scanner at work. Because of a rech upgrade, I now have to use a scanner that's connected to the computer. Damn thing has a cord three times longer than needed, and it won't coil flat.

I like the new tech, but I'd ditch this scanner in a second.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 04, 2021 01:39 PM (Z1W4e)

81 CBD, you have access to the weather machine. Make it rain on your yard.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 04, 2021 01:41 PM (kTF2Z)

82 . Dad keeps patching them but we had a couple where that was stupid as the whole hose was either rotted or brittle...
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In a similar vein, I do not recommend the 'Kink Free' hoses. They cannot be repaired on account of the internal ribbing that makes them 'kink free'. That is, barbed fittings will not seal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 01:42 PM (CTJwJ)

83 The Ace Hardware Man just made the list.

Posted by: Francis at April 04, 2021 01:42 PM (jvt6t)

84 "Despite the racism of the era, he [Ernest Evans] was admitted to the Naval Academy..."
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_Despite racism of the era, Ira Hayes
_Despite racism of the era, Code Talkers
_Despite racism of the era, Jesse Owens
_Despite racism of the era, Bill Pickett

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 01:42 PM (TtWcj)

85 I see CBD has yet to discover the beauty of a hose reel.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


Well, I do declare, it's like a Virginia Reel ... except for Hosers ...

Posted by: Adriane the Southern Taco Bell Critic ... at April 04, 2021 01:43 PM (LPnfS)

86 50 so how does the Mars chopper fly in such a thin atmosphere?
Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 01:24 PM (iTXRQ)
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It's very light and the spinny things go about 5 times as fast as a terrestrial helicopter.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 01:43 PM (MVjcR)

87 63 Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 04, 2021 01:30 PM (jOcSX)

Which is WAY worse than a 1/2 assed fight that has drug on a 1/5th of a century and led to the tools originally justified for islamic terror being unleashed on normies.

Yeah I can't make that math work, and almost 1/2 my life has been spent in direct support of "the fight."

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 01:43 PM (Lzpvj)

88 Hornfischer?

United States Destroyer Operations in World War II by Theodore Roscoe. Published in an abridged version as Tin Cans.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf by Edwin P. Hoyt.
The Men of the Gambier Bay by Edwin P. Hoyt.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 01:43 PM (hKRi0)

89 Braenyard, even the USNI blog post on discovering the wreckage mentions that.

Have not plowed through Hornfisher or Hoyt to see if they even mention it. I don't recall it popping up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 01:45 PM (hKRi0)

90 Well, it looks like you're hosed CBD

Posted by: Novadog at April 04, 2021 01:47 PM (x8pNI)

91 In a similar vein, I do not recommend the 'Kink
Free' hoses. They cannot be repaired on account of the internal ribbing
that makes them 'kink free'. That is, barbed fittings will not seal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 01:42 PM (CTJwJ)

Because they ain't kink free. Buy one, use it for a summer, then toss.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at April 04, 2021 01:48 PM (7bRMQ)

92 Have someone you know that works in construction steal you the heavy duty red hose. Probably just cost you a 12 pack of beer.
The heavy duty stuff rolls up easy and you can run over the connections with your vehicle and not do any damage.

Posted by: JROD at April 04, 2021 01:49 PM (0jZnq)

93 Biden's, Green New Deal is a step to federalize everything. (think FDR on steroids) In order to secure a bid it must be a union shop.

All the infrastructure, every penny that will be spent, will only go to unions which make up, right now, about 6% of the work force.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 01:50 PM (TtWcj)

94 First world problems: Tried a new dry rub on my brisket last night, you know, just to spice things up. It was from Traegers. Very disappointed. Now I know why I don't try new things.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at April 04, 2021 01:51 PM (IzWqf)

95 If anyone needs any help setting up a watering rig, let me know

and if you want some rig that's small and you have an ATV, they make a thingy that fits on the back rack that has a pump and all. Probs OK for spraying but not so good for watering

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 01:52 PM (6iURM)

96
All the infrastructure, every penny that will be spent, will only go to unions which make up, right now, about 6% of the work force.
Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 01:50 PM (TtWcj

Even less in some states.

Posted by: Fox2!! at April 04, 2021 01:54 PM (svczd)

97 Where do we get such men?
Posted by: JM
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“We’re making a torpedo run. The outcome is doubtful, but we will do our duty.” - Announced to the crew by Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland, CO of the Roberts

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 01:54 PM (vOGqy)

98 All the infrastructure, every penny that will be spent, will only go to unions which make up, right now, about 6% of the work force.
Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting


Form your own Brotherhood of Libertarian Workers Union, anyone can join, smoke pot, and no membership dues. Bid on every job.

Easy, peasy.

Posted by: Adriane the Southern Taco Bell Critic ... at April 04, 2021 01:54 PM (LPnfS)

99 Blue stripe drip irrigation.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 01:54 PM (TtWcj)

100 GF's #1 son convinced her to buy this heavy duty black hose for the backyard garden and pool area 'cause "it's the best, Mom!" It is heavy and just wants to kink up. Sumbitch even kinks getting wound around the hose reel.

He's moved out and guess who is left cussin' that hose every weekend? It ain't Paolo.

Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 01:54 PM (4I/2K)

101 Hoel, Samuel B. Roberts, and Johnston; small boys who gallantly fought far above their weight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 01:55 PM (hKRi0)

102

Where do we get such men?
Posted by: JM

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"The crew were informed over the loud speaker system at the beginning of the action, of the Commanding Officer's estimate of the situation, that is, a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival could not be expected, during which time we would do what damage we could. In the face of this knowledge the men zealously manned their stations wherever they might be, and fought and worked with such calmness, courage and efficiency that no higher honor could be conceived than to command such a group of men."

After-action report of the USS Samuel B. Roberts

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 01:57 PM (mht8P)

103 Interesting fact, Johnston's wreckage is about 62% deeper than where Titanic lays.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 01:58 PM (hKRi0)

104 Blurb about Hornfisher 's book "The last stand of the Tin can sailors": "a portrait of the Battle of Samar"

The nonfiction book The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour is the first full narrative account of the Battle off Samar, which the book's author, James D. Hornfischer, calls the greatest upset in the history of naval warfare

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 01:59 PM (HCeRP)

105 There really needs to be a movie about the Battle of Samar. Make it a fucking three-hour epic with Japanese and American actors showing both sides.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 04, 2021 01:59 PM (jOcSX)

106 Interesting fact, Johnston's wreckage is about 62% deeper than where Titanic lays.
Posted by: Anna Puma


That's deep ...

Posted by: Adriane the Southern Taco Bell Critic ... at April 04, 2021 01:59 PM (LPnfS)

107 Hi folks.

Prepping a small dinner. Just me and oldest boy and a girlfriend.

Used to be 20+.

Oh well.

Still can't go to Mass without a reservation. No singing. Masks. Social distancing.

I hate the Seattle archdiocese. I hope everyone involved in this crap burned in hell.

Happy Easter.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2021 02:00 PM (U2p+3)

108 Hoses.

Why does it always have to be hoses?

Posted by: Indiana Jones at April 04, 2021 02:01 PM (guGkK)

109 We shouldn't even be spending one more penny on infrastructure. Better still is to find out where our money is going. We have spent so much on infrastructure our roads should be paved with gold, with diamond-encrusted lane markers.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 02:01 PM (49Dnm)

110 >>I use the flexible hose that expands,that works well.

Word

Posted by: Paolo at April 04, 2021 02:02 PM (HQ9Sl)

111
“I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way. - John Paul Jones

"..the American colors must not be pulled down over my head today. We have met the enemy and they are ours." - Oliver Hazard Perry

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 02:04 PM (9Fwwf)

112 Interesting fact, Johnston's wreckage is about 62% deeper than where Titanic lays.
Posted by: Anna Puma

That's deep ...
Posted by: Adriane the Southern Taco Bell Critic ... at April 04, 2021 01:59 PM (LPnfS)



And cold.

Posted by: Black Guy #2 at April 04, 2021 02:05 PM (guGkK)

113 around here in the southern Berkshires, we have a lot of NYC weekenders that buy all sort of contraptions

we got small greenhouses for 100K and that sort

some crazy guy bought 2 Kifco hose reels, 15K each

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 02:06 PM (6iURM)

114 I hate it when I get a knot in my hose

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 02:07 PM (6iURM)

115 Still can't go to Mass without a reservation. No singing. Masks. Social distancing.

I hate the Seattle archdiocese. I hope everyone involved in this crap burned in hell.

Happy Easter.
Posted by: nurse ratched
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For the first time in 40 years or so, I missed Church on Easter. The sole service was a 20 min. outdoor sunrise service, with 'distancing' and masks. It struck me as more of a 'social responsibility' event than a spiritual event.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 02:08 PM (vOGqy)

116 Just wanted to say-because I wasn't one of ONT that the congregation today got a sermon about Mary weeping at the tomb and the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, not "Spring is in the air" or "the indomitable spirit of humanity gives us resurrection". Of course we all have experiences of coming back to life after painful, devastating experiences. That is not what happened at the tomb of Jesus. The fact that Mary goes from mourning to being a missionary is one o the things that makes it more likely. Women at that time were not allowed to be witnesses in court. If John wanted to be legalistic and convince men at the time to believe in resurrection he would not have given the message to Mary, a woman.

I am so happy, too we had a LIVE service instead of ministry by Zoom.

Blessed Easter everyone!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:08 PM (VP4Cd)

117 Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2021 02:00 PM (U2p+3)
You are blessed to have your son with you. Piss them off and be happy in this joyous season. Happy Easter and peace.

Posted by: Novadog at April 04, 2021 02:08 PM (x8pNI)

118 Unfortunately Hornfischer commits research errors in Last Stand.

Gambier Bay was the only American carrier sunk by naval gunfire. German pocket battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in 1940 had already sunk HMS Glorious.

Surface area? He states the various actions around the Philippines constitutes the largest surface battle ever. Then next page talks about how the Japanese in their attack on Midway had forces from Australia to the Aleutians. Which is it?

So I am not impressed by Hornfischer.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 02:08 PM (hKRi0)

119
I hate the Seattle archdiocese. I hope everyone involved in this crap burned in hell.

Happy Easter.
Posted by: nurse ratched

__________

Happy Easter, Nurse. I go to the first Mass at 7:30 which is for "at-risk" members and which requires masks. None of the other services requires it. Our church doesn't have singing at all for Low Mass, though the High Mass has a schola. Proof life isn't fair: Protestants got Fanny Crosby for their hymns and we snappers got Dan Schulte.

The sanctuary was beautiful this morning after the stark, frightening sight for Good Friday.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 02:10 PM (mht8P)

120 USS Hornet CV-8 was finally sunk by Japanese naval gunfire after Japanese bombs, American torpedoes, and Japanese torpedoes failed to sink the tough gal.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 02:10 PM (hKRi0)

121 My first world problem.
My yard crew didn't show up for the second week in a row.
Mierda.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 02:10 PM (axyOa)

122 Mike.

I haven't been allowed access to the Eucharist in over a year without having to follow soul crushing rules.

It's like the life is being sucked out of me.

And our clergy is hiding. And making excuses.
Sorry.

May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you all.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2021 02:10 PM (U2p+3)

123 posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 02:08 PM (vOGqy)

Some people had masks, some didn't. I don't require them and I went overtime-one hour and ten minutes with special music and a children's message.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:11 PM (VP4Cd)

124 Some people had masks, some didn't. I don't require them and I went overtime-one hour and ten minutes with special music and a children's message.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Oh, that I was a member of *your* congregation....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 02:12 PM (vOGqy)

125 Gambier Bay was the only American carrier sunk by naval gunfire. German pocket battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in 1940 had already sunk HMS Glorious.

Met a fella in Hawaii a few years ago who was on the Gambier Bay. He had gotten into a fight, busted up some guys and was in jail when she sailed. He missed it.
Haunts him to this day.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 02:13 PM (axyOa)

126 Protestants got Fanny Crosby for their hymns and we snappers got Dan Schulte.

LOL. So you like Fanny Crosby, huh? Today one of the hymns we sang was "Christ the Lord is risen today," which was a great hymn set to the poetry of Charles Wesley, an ordained Anglican Priest and one of the founders of the Methodist movement.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:13 PM (VP4Cd)

127 Elvis Gospel Special on sxm now

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 04, 2021 02:14 PM (PUmDY)

128 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 02:12 PM (vOGqy)

You mean that you wouldn't have minded 10 minutes over an hour? . Some people want to carry you out if you go past and hour.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:15 PM (VP4Cd)

129 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2021 02:12 PM (vOGqy)

I would like you as a member too, dear one, but it would be a long commute.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:16 PM (VP4Cd)

130 I got back from my mom's last night. First visit since October due to paranoia about the 'rona. It was a great visit. If your parents are still with us, please try to see them as much as you can. Damn dust.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:17 PM (jvt6t)

131 I am so happy, too we had a LIVE service instead of ministry by Zoom.

Blessed Easter everyone!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:08 PM (VP4Cd)
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Happy Easter!
We did too, with a full orchestra and choir.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:17 PM (TtWcj)

132
"I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." - John Paul Jones

"..the American colors must not be pulled down over my head today. We have met the enemy and they are ours." - Oliver Hazard Perry

__________

"I read in the papers that our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and the troops have been withdrawn. Let me make this clear: the decision to attack at this time and place was based upon Science. We should have had more women, BIPOC and LGBT. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is the bitter clingers. This isn't who we are."

General Barack H. Obama, 6 June 1944

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 02:17 PM (mht8P)

133 Nova,
I get one of my boys. The other is out of state.

I am fortunate they both love their mom.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2021 02:17 PM (U2p+3)

134

Commanding Officer Ernest Evans made his mission clear to the sailors assigned to the ship: "This is going to be a fighting ship. I intend to go in harm's way, and anyone who doesn't want to to along had better get off right now." No one did.

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 02:18 PM (HCeRP)

135 "I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." - John Paul Jones


Ironic considering he helmed the slowest frigate in the fleet. A converted French Indian packet ship.

Bonhomme Richard

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:18 PM (jvt6t)

136 Flexible hoses don't work so good on power washers. Unless your mission is to blow it up.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2021 02:19 PM (ju2Fy)

137 Something about "reservations" seems weird to me. I understand about big crowds, but it sounds like you should be able to order lunch with your reservation. "I'll have th chicken and artichokes" And I think of people who might be really taken from the RCC by reading about it, but they can't just "drop in" without a reservation. The RCC across the river from me has reservations and outdoor services too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:19 PM (VP4Cd)

138 Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:17 PM (TtWcj)

GREAT!! It sounds like you attend a large church. We have our faithful organist and pianist. She's the one who did special music today because she has been a professional singer.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:20 PM (VP4Cd)

139
LOL. So you like Fanny Crosby, huh?

__________

Having attended a Protestant congregation for years, I think after going to several Novus Ordo Masses you schismatics got the much better hymns.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 02:20 PM (mht8P)

140 How is it that they used to be able to make decent garden hoses 40 years ago? I know, because we used to buy Flexogen hoses (3/4"), and those suckers would always roll back up - by hand, without effort. The new ones? Yep, you have to finesse the things because they're permanently coiled. Is it the "new" materials? I don't know, but the new ones are nothing like the old ones, which were soft and supple. Yeah, they cost a fortune back in the 80's, and today are only about 30% more than a Chinese POS. I'm still looking.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 04, 2021 02:21 PM (46GDR)

141 Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 04, 2021 02:21 PM (46GDR)

Right? What's up with that??

Posted by: Washer, Dryer & Dishwasher Manufacturers at April 04, 2021 02:23 PM (jvt6t)

142 Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2021 02:17 PM (U2p+3)

When I said piss them off, I meant the TPTB not sure if I was clear; and yes we are fortunate our children love us.

Posted by: Novadog at April 04, 2021 02:24 PM (x8pNI)

143 Interesting fact, Johnston's wreckage is about 62% deeper than where Titanic lays.

Posted by: Anna Puma


That's deep ...

Posted by: Adriane the Southern Taco Bell Critic ... at April 04, 2021 01:59 PM (LPnfS)


And cold.

Posted by: Black Guy #2 at April 04, 2021 02:05 PM (guGkK)

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and there's rocks on the bottom as well...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 04, 2021 02:27 PM (LOYwX)

144 We shall conquer the world with coiling garden hose!

Posted by: CCP at April 04, 2021 02:28 PM (DRw+m)

145 That CBD....he cooks, writes, picks out questionable art gardens and is an expert in all things related to Maple Syrup.

Renaissance Man indeed.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:28 PM (jvt6t)

146 I buy the expanding cloth hose. Never kinks.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 02:29 PM (vyAun)

147 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 02:20 PM (mht8P)

Yes; We schismatics do have some very nice hymns; I agree. The other ones today were "In the Garden" and "He lives"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:29 PM (VP4Cd)

148 Happy Easter to all Morons who observe/enjoy it. Sorry I was unable to get in touch with NoVa Morons while I was visiting my mother - too little time. Mom's 85 and not in good health but it was really good to see her after several years. The mask theater on the planes is absurd. Seems like the best seat on the plane is the lav since no one can see you not wearing your mask. If covid were really "all that", types/deletes types/deletes....

Posted by: SFGoth at April 04, 2021 02:29 PM (KAi1n)

149
Right after the perpetual motion machine is introduced, they'll develop the foldable contour sheet.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 02:29 PM (mht8P)

150 We shall conquer the world with coiling garden hose!


Posted by: CCP

DaFuq?

Posted by: Jame Gumb at April 04, 2021 02:29 PM (DRw+m)

151 Posted by: SFGoth at April 04, 2021 02:29 PM (KAi1n)

That's great you got to see your mom and I'm sure she appreciated it very much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:31 PM (VP4Cd)

152 "[Everything Commander Evans did that day was to the end of smashing the enemy - he was a single-minded, purposeful man, part Cherokee, heavy-set, and determined. He was meeting the moment for which he seemed to be created.]"

pg 245. The Battle of Leyte Gulf. Edwin P. Hoyt. Playboy Press. 1979.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 02:31 PM (hKRi0)

153 I'm a frugal guy who generally doesn't like to buy top-end products. I'm also a guy who spends a lot of time in landscaping and yard projects. It took me less than a year in my first house to learn that cheap hoses don't last long, and they'll torture you with kinks that stop the flow of water. Good hoses are worth the extra money.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at April 04, 2021 02:31 PM (d9Cw3)

154 It seats maybe 300.
The choir was expanded and the orchestra were not members but hired for the occasion. It was beautiful.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:33 PM (TtWcj)

155 Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:33 PM (TtWcj)

That's lovely sounding.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2021 02:34 PM (VP4Cd)

156 @153. I agree. Hoses are a tool for the garden and like in other things, good tools work better than cheap tools. Just my $0.02

Posted by: Novadog at April 04, 2021 02:36 PM (x8pNI)

157 So maybe if Gore had become prez and not gotten us into Iraq and Afghanistan, we'd be better off? The Mossad could've taken out Saddam and what was the point of going into Afghellistan?

This might rankle some feathers, but the U.S. was not attacked on 9/11 and it was not an act of war. It was a one-off plane-jacking that only worked because the existing paradigm was "take them where they want to go (probably "Cuber", right?) and we'll be fine". If any forethought had been given to that kind of plane-jacking, it would never have occurred. This leaves aside that our gubmint either allowed it to happen (malfeasance) or enabled it to happen (Reichstag fire). Whose turn would it have been, in 2004, after Bush would've lost?

Posted by: SFGoth at April 04, 2021 02:36 PM (KAi1n)

158 The Battle of Leyte Gulf
Bastogne
The Il Drang Valley
Valley Forge
Beltway Wood

And so many more that capture everything that is good about Americans in times when everything is so ugly.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 02:37 PM (axyOa)

159 158 Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 02:37 PM (axyOa)

That America was as beautiful as the one the donks want is ugly.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 02:38 PM (Lzpvj)

160
The Battle of Leyte Gulf
Bastogne
The Il Drang Valley
Valley Forge

________

Chosin Reservoir
The Lost Battalion

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 02:39 PM (mht8P)

161 Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 02:37 PM (axyOa)

Unfortunately, I have a feeling that more names will be added to that list that will sound very domestic.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:39 PM (jvt6t)

162 Not beltway wood.
Still is autocorrect.
Belleau Wood

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 02:39 PM (axyOa)

163 157 Posted by: SFGoth at April 04, 2021 02:36 PM (KAi1n)

McCain would have lost to his "good friend" and "former colleague" Treeboy in 04, then probably some unknown would have beaten Kerry or HILLARY! in 2008 is my guess.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 02:39 PM (Lzpvj)

164 47 Coffee pot problems?
Brew a couple of pots of distilled white vinegar.
Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 01:22 PM (TtWcj)

I have two Mr. Coffee coffeemakers that I have had since...ever that at their peak usage I would run one pot of vinegar through them on every 1st of the month, without fail. That maintained them perfectly. In the old Keurig, the vinegar seemed to make things worse.
When I plug it in and turn it on, it took forever to get ready for me to drop a K-cup in it, and then it would indicate it needed water. No matter if the reservoir was full. Then I push the button indicating the water level was fine. Another eternity to get ready to accept a K-cup. Then I'd be ready. The first one would be OK but the second one onward would barely produce coffee even if on the largest cup setting.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 02:39 PM (49Dnm)

165 The Battle of Leyte Gulf
Bastogne
The Il Drang Valley
Valley Forge
Beltway Wood

And so many more that capture everything that is good about Americans in times when everything is so ugly.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 02:37 PM (axyOa)

The Alamo
San Jacinto

*Texas addendum

Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 02:40 PM (4I/2K)

166
Man, I rigged the Easter egg hunt so the girl would win this year. Her brother wins every time and it makes her hate Easter. I mean, if I had it to do again, I still would, but I feel like a bastard.

That's my 1st-world problem.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 02:41 PM (Uh2oA)

167 Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 02:40 PM (4I/2K)

Don't forget The Runaway Scrape.....best tactical retreat on record.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:41 PM (jvt6t)

168 Just got back from the DFW metroplex area. Traffic was horrendous compared to Easter last year when the Kung flu had just really started.


Sadly most of the churches we passed had very few cars at them, some were closed completely. Last year they were all packed with cars parked everywhere. The exception were the two mega Churches in Frisco. They had lines of people wrapped around the buildings waiting to get in.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 04, 2021 02:41 PM (JUOKG)

169 The Alamo
San Jacinto

*Texas addendum
Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 02:40 PM (4I/2K)

And Goliad. (The Texas Revolution is a great story all by itself.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 02:42 PM (49Dnm)

170 Finally got hosed by the lesbian couple in the ground floor apartment. They moved and left the garden hose.

Posted by: DaveA at April 04, 2021 02:42 PM (FhXTo)

171 I'm about to commit an anti Asian hate crime. I ordered Garlic Shrimp and Chicken , not spicy , and they just brought it to me extra spicy.

Because I don't want to add to the statistics I'm going to suck it up and eat the spicy dish.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 02:42 PM (vyAun)

172 161 Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:39 PM (jvt6t)

Pray to God it is not so. I have highlighted that this is not an easy fight. I have elaborated that whatever whichever side "wins" it will not be as beautiful as "America" as it has been understood.

The only moral justification for domestic war is literally survival. I pray to God every day, and say unashamedly on His (re)birth day that I hope it is in His will that there is peace in this land. There is no happy ending if the right joins the already killing left in the festivities.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 02:42 PM (Lzpvj)

173 I know a thing or two about Big Hose...

Posted by: Peter North at April 04, 2021 02:42 PM (flINI)

174 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 02:42 PM (49Dnm)

Fannin was an idiot. By not following orders to retreat, he ended up sacrificing himself and 800 Texians. For nothing.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:43 PM (jvt6t)

175 170 Posted by: DaveA at April 04, 2021 02:42 PM (FhXTo)

They probably upgraded.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 02:43 PM (Lzpvj)

176 Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 02:42 PM (Lzpvj)

I'm not advocating, but when they put our backs against the wall, we will defend ourselves.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:44 PM (jvt6t)

177 Lt. Robert C. Hagen, senior surviving officer USS Johnston on Cmdr. Evans' injuries:

"... He was ... injured rather severely at 0730 - two and a half hours before we abandoned ship - to the extent a couple fingers blown off, an unknown number of shrapnel holes in his back and superficial wounds about his face and neck, all of which were drawing considerable blood. Despite these things the captain fought that ship as no other man has ever fought a ship."

pg. 251. ibid.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 02:45 PM (hKRi0)

178 And so many more that capture everything that is good about Americans in times when everything is so ugly.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 02:37 PM (axyOa)

Chosin Reservoir

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 02:46 PM (vyAun)

179 Fannin was an idiot. By not following orders to retreat, he ended up sacrificing himself and 800 Texians. For nothing.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:43 PM (jvt6t)

Truth.

(But Sam Houston himself thought the sacrifice at the Alamo wasn't worth it, though I don't know if he changed his mind later after realizing the stand made there bought him valuable time. Goliad? Definitely not; they would have been better off heading east and joining Sam Houston at San Jacinto.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 02:46 PM (49Dnm)

180 So it's Big Hose behind this? I KNEW not-Gov. Stacy Abrams had to be involved.

Posted by: Occams Chainsaw at April 04, 2021 02:47 PM (cC+Oc)

181 War or not it was a perfect time to nuke Iran.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:47 PM (TtWcj)

182 I was raised a "either buy the best or the cheapest" east TX farm boy

unfortunately, there's no fucking best in garden hoses

only degrees of cheapness

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 02:48 PM (6iURM)

183 That's great you got to see your mom and I'm sure she appreciated it very much.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

She did. I didn't appreciate my parents as much as I should have when I was younger but I do now, though my father's gone. All I can do now is not squander the sacrifices they made for their children.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 04, 2021 02:48 PM (KAi1n)

184 181 War or not it was a perfect time to nuke Iran.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:47 PM (TtWcj)

The best time would have been right around November 5, 1979. And if anyone in the world bitched? Cite the Vienna Convention of 1961 chapter and verse.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 02:48 PM (49Dnm)

185 Nov 1979

1. Tell the CIA to make sure the electricity stays on in Tehran. They will screw it up and cause a blackout.
2. Three ship of B-52s Arc Light Tehran.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 02:50 PM (hKRi0)

186
only degrees of cheapness
Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 02:48 PM (6iURM

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Yeah, they all suck, particularly if you live in a really dry, sunny climate. You're gonna buy a new one every year or two anyway, so who cares if it's any good?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 02:51 PM (Uh2oA)

187 20th Maine at Little Roundtop.

Fix bayonets! Charge!!

Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 02:51 PM (4I/2K)

188 103 Interesting fact, Johnston's wreckage is about 62% deeper than where Titanic lays.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2021 01:58 PM (hKRi0)


The Philippine Trench runs NNW-SSE on the eastern edge of the Philippines, and Leyte Gulf's eastern side borders it. Max depth in the trench is ~32,000 feet. IIRC, the escort carrier Task Groups that Johnston was assigned to were east of Leyte Gulf proper, to have sea room to maneuver for aircraft operations. So, over the trench.

Posted by: Gref at April 04, 2021 02:53 PM (AMIL/)

189 (If I wanted To Be A Snake Handler I would Have Joined A Circus]

I think the phrase doesn't end in Circus, but "Pentecostal Church" That is where you find your snake handlers.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at April 04, 2021 02:53 PM (9RF/C)

190
20th Maine at Little Roundtop.

Fix bayonets! Charge!!
Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 02:51 PM (4I/2K)

_________

1st Minnesota
Hancock: "See those colors?"
Colville: "Yes, sir."
Hancock: "Well, capture them!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 02:53 PM (mht8P)

191 176 Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:44 PM (jvt6t)

The Department of Defense and the Department of Justice are both unethically categorizing The Oath Keepers as a domestic threat while ignoring Antifa and BLM.

That is the reality of the facts on the ground, the security state has been told by a party that just cheated their way to "victory" "anything you need to do is okay by me." Plan accordingly.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 02:54 PM (Lzpvj)

192 179 Fannin was an idiot. By not following orders to retreat, he ended up sacrificing himself and 800 Texians. For nothing.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 02:43 PM (jvt6t)

Truth.
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One thing rarely mentioned.
Santa Anna's forced march to San Antonio was the most miles covered in the shortest time in military history. Blitzkrieg of the day.

Fannin, by accepted military logistics, anticipated at least two more weeks before Santa Anna's arrival, allowing him time to gather more enlistees, arms and food.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:55 PM (TtWcj)

193 I hate water hoses. Wife loves them. If I connected them all together they would reach the moon and back. She plants shit all over the place that I have to weed eat and mow around. All of the new shit needs water so I have to roll all the hoses up before I can work. But it's okay because she is my bride and the love of my life. My weed eating chore takes 2 hours on a good day.
4th attempt at a decent vegetable garden. Going to try a cheap PVC drip for irrigation. Just a few rows of maters, cucumbers, squash, onions and asparagus. Biggest problem is the damn bugs. Tried everything but Mother Nature do what She do. Read something about neem oil.

Posted by: TwentytwoLR at April 04, 2021 02:57 PM (B5ouM)

194 We had a massive outdoor Easter service this year -- probably ~5K in attendance. Was great to finally have a meaningful in person service, though I still missed having a sanctuary

Posted by: In Exile at April 04, 2021 02:57 PM (kzzyk)

195 192 Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:55 PM (TtWcj)

Fannin would not have accomplished much has Santa Anna gone at the pace of molasses. He was indecisive and dithered as 1st and second step. You can be indecisive but focused as George Thomas was accused of, and you can be decisive and but scatterbrained and win success.

I have never seen consistent success from an indecisive sloth in military scholarship.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 02:58 PM (Lzpvj)

196 No idea the brand name but I got sick of crappy hoses a few years ago. Bought these black hoses with yellow stripe along the entire length of the hose. No kinks no leaks no complaints.

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 04, 2021 02:58 PM (cknjq)

197
Going to try a cheap PVC drip for irrigation.

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Much better than those stupid drip hoses. A little more work on the front end, a lot less maintenance and breakage and headache.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 02:59 PM (Uh2oA)

198 >>>"anything you need to do is okay by me." Plan accordingly.
Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 02:54 PM (Lzpvj)
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Time and Fate are not on their side.


Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 02:59 PM (TtWcj)

199 20th Maine at Little Roundtop.
The Chosin

Good o es. You guys got better memories than i do as i type this between chores assigned by Mrs D.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 03:00 PM (axyOa)

200 197 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 02:59 PM (Uh2oA)

The spongeified drip hoses worked well for us over 3 years in Indiana. Take em in in the winter though.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 03:00 PM (Lzpvj)

201 Food nood.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2021 03:01 PM (ju2Fy)

202 I hate water hoses. Wife loves them. If I connected them all together they would reach the moon and back. She plants shit all over the place that I have to weed eat and mow around. All of the new shit needs water so I have to roll all the hoses up before I can work. But it's okay because she is my bride and the love of my life. My weed eating chore takes 2 hours on a good day.

4th attempt at a decent vegetable garden. Going to try a cheap PVC drip for irrigation. Just a few rows of maters, cucumbers, squash, onions and asparagus. Biggest problem is the damn bugs. Tried everything but Mother Nature do what She do. Read something about neem oil.
Posted by: TwentytwoLR at April 04, 2021 02:57 PM (B5ouM)

Husband's privilege.

Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 03:09 PM (4I/2K)

203 197
Going to try a cheap PVC drip for irrigation.
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Not the proper but referred to a blue strip, it's black 1/2" plastic in 50 and 100' rolls. Also elbows, tee's, and straight connections etc.. _Then a tool to poke a hole for the drip tube. _The attach the emitter. They are available in 1/4 gallon an hour increments up to about 2 gallons an hour.

Connect to a bib. Put a timer between the bib and the
system and your good to go. Instead of different timers for different plants I used different rate emitters for various plants.

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 03:11 PM (TtWcj)

204 The best hose is what you can buy at any masonry supply shop, anywhere.

Goodyear Red Rubber Construction Grade Hose. Heavy nickel-brass fittings. It'll coil up or roll easily onto a reel, is durable as hell, and the fittings are pretty near bomb-proof. DO drain it of water and stow it in the garage or locked garden shed after use. Or, somebody WILL steal it if left in plain sight.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2021 03:12 PM (QzJWU)

205 "One thing rarely mentioned.
Santa Anna's forced march to San Antonio was the most miles covered in the shortest time in military history. Blitzkrieg of the day."

And by all accounts during a particularly brutal winter not unlike the one TX just went through.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 03:13 PM (49Dnm)

206 #3: buy the best 25' hose with a spring-like anti-kink device where you attach it to the spigot. Then buy any old cheap-ass, made by Uighurs hose and cut a 6 foot section (keeping the male end). Then also buy a female-ended splice (about $2).

Yeah it might still link, but the problem is always only about 6' away.

Posted by: Occams Chainsaw at April 04, 2021 03:14 PM (cC+Oc)

207 >>>And by all accounts during a particularly brutal winter not unlike the one TX just went through.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 03:13 PM (49Dnm)
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Is that the same snowy winter that Jane Long spent at Boliver?

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 03:16 PM (TtWcj)

208 It's really easier to discard them after each use.
Posted by: Weasel

(Pssst......Weasel's a millionaire ! Pass it on !)

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2021 03:48 PM (arJlL)

209 " Aircraft from the carriers of Taffy 1, 2, and 3, including FM-2 Wildcats, F6F Hellcats and TBM Avengers, strafed, bombed, torpedoed, rocketed, depth-charged, fired at least one .38 caliber (9 mm) handgun and made numerous "dry" runs at the Japanese force when they ran out of ammunition.[2]"
_wiki

Posted by: Braenyard, T -583 days and counting at April 04, 2021 03:58 PM (TtWcj)

210 In-ground sprinkler system shouldn't freeze that bad if it's more than a couple inches deep. Depends on where you are, I guess.

I've thrown away at least 3, maybe 4, Keurigs. I don't DISlike them, they just don't float my boat anymore. Too much Bitterness. And I can't buy the whole bean Columbian from Starbucks (commie bastards can make some coffee) anymore so I quit

Best coffee is a French Press. For those who don't want to bother (me) the next best is a percolator. I think mine is a Hamilton Beach. My2ctsworth. A bargain

Posted by: Uncle Rick at April 04, 2021 04:01 PM (48/MM)

211 Never bothered with French press coffee. one thing I do like is that some convenience stores have machines that grind the beans fresh and brew it all in one easy step. just push what size cup you have. It's dandy.

My folk's drink Folger's, which is nasty. I hate the smell and the taste. A rare thing for me to turn down coffee, but I will not drink Folger's.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, On Location in Montana at April 04, 2021 04:09 PM (4l77G)

212 Those stiff, coily hoses from that Big-Box-Membership-Store are pretty much a pain when first used, especially if the weather is cold. The secret to getting them to a usable state is to lay the coil out in the sun on a warm day, then take your time to unroll it (and unkink it) out to a "straight" "flat" layout. Then let it relax a while in the sun before you re-coil it for regular use.
Presuming you don't use a hose-reel for storage, when you coil the hose, use either figure-8 coils (with that "8" about 5-ft wide), or over-and-under circular coils about 3-ft diameter. Either of those methods of coiling keeps the "twist" in the hose about neutral, so when you stretch it back out you don't have all those annoying twists and kinks that need to be unwound.

Posted by: DaveK at April 20, 2021 05:54 PM (6TtEe)

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