First-World Problems...Part I May Have Run Out Of Numbers!

This is the ultimate First-World Problem. We want for nothing, have no existential issues on the horizon, are supremely confident that all will be well, and even better tomorrow. So we don't bother to read or learn or look up from our phones, and the result is a generation of dummies. Ignorant and parochial and insular, and curiously incurious about the world...past present or future.

It's also a spoof (hopefully...maybe...oh Lord I hope so), and damned funny.

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 1stest

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 01:01 PM (Cxk7w)

2 It's a spoof until real life catches up.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 13, 2021 01:01 PM (2SdPm)

3 Myocardia in COVID https://tinyurl.com/25erw4d5

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:03 PM (AHq56)

4 LOL at the video

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 13, 2021 01:05 PM (oEn12)

5 Friday, after I let the dogs out of the car, the door wouldn't latch closed. The latch piece was stuck open. Tried to pull it forward but it didn't help. Did a search on the Net and discovered that I needed to push it back while pulling the door handle. It fixed it. I am in favor of the knowledge of our elders but sometimes you gotta do a search.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 13, 2021 01:06 PM (YynYJ)

6 The nice thing about numbers is you can't runout of them.

Fixed reasonably a truck problem yesterday. Somewhere someone hit my truck from side and drove my step rail inward. Pulled off the rail. Straighten out the rackets with a sledge hammer andblocks of steel and put it back. Still looks like it was pushed in a inch.

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 01:06 PM (Cxk7w)

7 If that wasn't planned it is the saddest thing I've ever imagined.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 13, 2021 01:07 PM (N84rQ)

8 Ask Obama where the Maldives is located. Or which state is closer to Kentucky, Illinois or Arkansas ?

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 01:07 PM (2DOZq)

9 Oh, and CBD, I've long said our current crop of idiots, including my generation, doesn't stop to think that, as a country, we're in the, what top 3% overall from a living standard perspective? That no one in this country has to fight to put food on the table on a daily basis; that we, as a country, are so rich, we have the luxury of worrying about crap, and it is crap, that third world countries don't have the time or energy to even think about.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 13, 2021 01:07 PM (2SdPm)

10 Germany over there.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:08 PM (AHq56)

11 Driver side electric window is stuck.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:09 PM (p+6gN)

12 Ask Obama where Auschwitz is located.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 01:09 PM (2DOZq)

13 We've run out of numbers? Woot, does that mean that PI is no longer an indeterminate number? It's now a fixed value?

Sweet!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 13, 2021 01:10 PM (2SdPm)

14 >>> The nice thing about numbers is you can't runout of them.
Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 01:06 PM (Cxk7w)


I wish ...

Posted by: 8088 at June 13, 2021 01:10 PM (RlhGd)

15 Off in their own little world, aren't they?

Posted by: boynsea at June 13, 2021 01:10 PM (cx155)

16 G7 wants a joint effort to cut emissions to save the planet

If they really believed this they would nuke China from orbit

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 13, 2021 01:11 PM (J9Jor)

17 The nice thing about numbers is you can't runout of them.
Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 01:06 PM (Cxk7w)


I wish ...
Posted by: 8088 at June 13, 2021 01:10 PM (RlhGd)


Huh.

Posted by: BIOS at June 13, 2021 01:11 PM (AiZBA)

18 If you were born yesterday how old would you be?

The correct answer, as we all know, is 29.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 13, 2021 01:11 PM (3H9h1)

19 The correct answer is 42. Always.

Posted by: Marvin at June 13, 2021 01:12 PM (AHq56)

20 I could only get through half the vid.
I wonder how many he asked got the questions right, before finding an idiot?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 13, 2021 01:14 PM (axyOa)

21 I about choked when the gal said, "I'm going to be a teacher, so, I should know this."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 13, 2021 01:14 PM (2SdPm)

22 I have often said about Mrs. F's relatives.

They can afford to be socialists.

They have no idea at all how real life works.

They cannot ride the bus. They do not know how. They never have. They never would.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 13, 2021 01:14 PM (EZebt)

23 9 Oh, and CBD, I've long said our current crop of idiots, including my generation, doesn't stop to think that, as a country, we're in the, what top 3% overall from a living standard perspective? That no one in this country has to fight to put food on the table on a daily basis; that we, as a country, are so rich, we have the luxury of worrying about crap, and it is crap, that third world countries don't have the time or energy to even think about.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 13, 2021 01:07 PM (2SdPm)


What's sad is that we're pissing away those advantages. The West could be going leaps and bounds on technology, but we've basically been stopped cold on meaningful innovation since the late 90s. As a young-ish STEM guy it really frustrates me that there's not a lot of new hotness to be getting in on, just endless rehashes of old ideas and various attempts to build a better anonymous lynch mob.

Posted by: CppThis at June 13, 2021 01:15 PM (8h1h1)

24 Discrete Math, where you do always run out of numbers was an interesting class I liked. This was in spite of the TA teaching it being a chinese national that, the whole year long, pulled the star trek Checkov bit. This was discovered in china first, they did this in china first, blah blah blah.

Like, when presenting pigeonhole principle he had to go into how this was actually called some chinese dudes name because he discovered it. Whatever dude.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 13, 2021 01:15 PM (RlhGd)

25 Please tell me that is a spoof.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:15 PM (E0OEG)

26 supremely confident that all will be well, and even better tomorrow.
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From Al Stewart's album Between the Wars, When Lindy Comes To Town ...
Every day is better than the one before it
If I see a raincloud then I'll just ignore it
Everbody says it'll get much better yet
It's 1927 and my whole life lies ahead
Gonna get myself a car and find a place to park it
Get a little cash and put it in the market
And on my wedding day I will turn around and say
There never was a better time than this one anyway

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 13, 2021 01:15 PM (d9FiS)

27 I wonder how many he asked got the questions right, before finding an idiot?
Posted by: Diogenes at June 13, 2021 01:14 PM (axyOa)
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We live in a country full of people who think Biden is doing a wonderful job.

Best guess: it wasn't that hard.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 13, 2021 01:15 PM (2SdPm)

28 In the military the right answer is always two trucks and a jeep.
Well, a Humvee these days.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 13, 2021 01:16 PM (axyOa)

29 Why, yes I do get more scared for America every day. Why do you ask?

Posted by: President Orange Man Bad (Rheees Be Upon Him) at June 13, 2021 01:16 PM (jV+aN)

30 Video is obviously a spoof. Every interview is completely different --- only one had a cash reward. I'm sure all the subjects are in on it. Still funny as hell.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:17 PM (AHq56)

31 A more true turn of phrase that "they can afford to be socialists" doesn't exist. There are those the system exists for and those it crushes.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 13, 2021 01:17 PM (xEIoY)

32 Have seen many vehicle automatic windows fail. Doors are made to take apart but putting it back is a job.

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 01:18 PM (Cxk7w)

33 Here's how the Telegraph describes Obama confusing the Falklands with Maldives.

'Barack Obama made an uncharacteristic error, more akin to those of his predecessor George W Bush, by referring to the Falkland Islands as the Maldives'

Obama only had a few dozen uncharacteristic errors. The press all need to DIAF.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 01:19 PM (2DOZq)

34 Well, need to wander.

Later, all!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 13, 2021 01:19 PM (2SdPm)

35 The nice thing about numbers is you can't runout of them.

Glad to hear.
Army Math
2 beers per soldier, 40 soldiers in a platoon, equals 32 cases.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 13, 2021 01:20 PM (axyOa)

36 "have no existential issues on the horizon, are supremely confident that all will be well"

Oh yeah aside from the fact we no longer have free elections and that our political class conspired with China to decimate the middle class, all is well.

Posted by: nobody at June 13, 2021 01:20 PM (ut4Vc)

37 Paris is in Texas, they even have a small Eiffel Tower. Then again, there is also a Paris, Virginia. It is even smaller than Paris, Texas and they have an even smaller Eiffel Tower. I am thinking there might be a trend here.

Shout out to Brazil, Tokyo, or whatever.

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:20 PM (gJfTA)

38 I have a very large Eiffel tower.

Posted by: The Paolo at June 13, 2021 01:22 PM (AHq56)

39 Paris is in Texas, they even have a small Eiffel Tower. Then again, there is also a Paris, Virginia. It is even smaller than Paris, Texas and they have an even smaller Eiffel Tower. I am thinking there might be a trend here.

Shout out to Brazil, Tokyo, or whatever.
Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:20 PM (gJfTA)


Good trivia question.

What was completed first. The Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty?

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 01:22 PM (2DOZq)

40 Shout out to Brazil, Tokyo, or whatever.
Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:20 PM (gJfTA)[/i

Heh. We literally just drove past Tokio WA.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 13, 2021 01:23 PM (zzVCv)

41 I'd say this video is staged if it weren't because our schools are filled to the rim with dumbasses like that.

Posted by: nobody at June 13, 2021 01:23 PM (ut4Vc)

42 Here's how the Telegraph describes Obama confusing the Falklands with Maldives.

that was definitely not an error, it was woke. ok, yeah , it was an error but he meant well. I am sure he meant Malvinas. BTW, do you have a link to that? That would be really funny.

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:23 PM (gJfTA)

43 Americans are dumb as dirt.

I blame their "parents".

Shit don't fall far from the asshole and all that.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 13, 2021 01:23 PM (R/m4+)

44
What's sad is that we're pissing away those advantages. The West could be going leaps and bounds on technology, but we've basically been stopped cold on meaningful innovation since the late 90s. As a young-ish STEM guy it really frustrates me that there's not a lot of new hotness to be getting in on, just endless rehashes of old ideas and various attempts to build a better anonymous lynch mob.
Posted by: CppThis at June 13, 2021 01:15 PM (8h1h1)

__________

R&D is now considered a money-wasting function by the MBAs. Troubleshooting existing operations is one thing, but disruptive innovations are no longer encouraged by management. We actually had a meeting of our worldwide R&D scientists quashed by the big boys because they thought we would think up too many new ideas.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:23 PM (mht8P)

45 Close one...

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 13, 2021 01:24 PM (zzVCv)

46 Thank a teacher.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at June 13, 2021 01:24 PM (KJcLQ)

47 Good trivia question.

What was completed first. The Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty?
Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 01:22 PM (2DOZq)


Huh!!??
What statue???

Posted by: BLM dudes at June 13, 2021 01:24 PM (axyOa)

48 Y'all talking about box graters the other day prompted me to purchase one. Thinking about the conversation while washing it I nicked my finger.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:24 PM (p+6gN)

49 ok I saw it. I just realized what a dip S he is. Sorry, I kid.

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:25 PM (gJfTA)

50 Someone should convince BLM/Pantifa that the Eiffel tower must come down. It would be an entertaining fight.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:25 PM (AHq56)

51 I guessed, then looked it up. I was right. Statue of Liberty.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:26 PM (E0OEG)

52 Americans are dumb as dirt.

I blame their "parents".

Shit don't fall far from the asshole and all that.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy
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Fortunately, for some of us, that's not the case.

Unfortunately, we'll get to watch the ignants rule the world...for a time.

Posted by: SMH at June 13, 2021 01:26 PM (8WCBI)

53 all the subjects are in on it. Still funny as hell.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:17 PM (AHq56)

It's cute that you think that was real money.

Posted by: nobody at June 13, 2021 01:26 PM (ut4Vc)

54 I thought it was Eyefull Tower.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 13, 2021 01:27 PM (d9FiS)

55 Y'all talking about box graters the other day prompted me to purchase one. Thinking about the conversation while washing it I nicked my finger.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:24 PM (p+6gN)


Mrs D has two. I think she's trying to kill me. Death of a thousand cuts.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 13, 2021 01:27 PM (axyOa)

56 53 It's cute that you think that was real money.
I still use cash.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:28 PM (AHq56)

57 Unfortunately, we'll get to watch the ignants rule the world...for a time.
Posted by: SMH

I am actively trying to protect myself from that. I really need a generator.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:28 PM (E0OEG)

58 Millennials only accept cryptocurrency.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 01:29 PM (2DOZq)

59 RD is now considered a money-wasting function by the MBAs.
Troubleshooting existing operations is one thing, but disruptive
innovations are no longer encouraged by management. We actually had a
meeting of our worldwide RD scientists quashed by the big boys
because they thought we would think up too many new ideas.

If you don't think up new ideas, nobody gets their feelings hurt because they didn't come up with anything. That's what we want, right? Besides, AOC assures me that there is a drawer full of new innovations somewhere.

Posted by: pep at June 13, 2021 01:29 PM (v16oJ)

60 Be sure to get the vaccine so you don't catch the myocarditises.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Biden loves young people at June 13, 2021 01:29 PM (XTk1T)

61
I ought to be doing stuff right now. But I can't work up the energy to do any of it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:29 PM (mht8P)

62 44 R&D is now considered a money-wasting function by the MBAs. Troubleshooting existing operations is one thing, but disruptive innovations are no longer encouraged by management. We actually had a meeting of our worldwide R&D scientists quashed by the big boys because they thought we would think up too many new ideas.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:23 PM (mht8P)


I worked for one of the big 3D printing companies during much of the 2010s. The way I characterized it is that we didn't have an R&D program, we had a bunch of little R programs and a bunch of little D programs and they all hated each other so most actual work went toward making old products and technologies slightly cheaper.

Posted by: CppThis at June 13, 2021 01:30 PM (8h1h1)

63 13 We've run out of numbers? Woot, does that mean that PI is no longer an indeterminate number? It's now a fixed value?

Sweet!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 13, 2021 01:10 PM (2SdPm)

But have we run out of imaginary numbers???

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 13, 2021 01:30 PM (oHd/0)

64 Lance Armstrong was the first man on the sun. It was safe because he did it at night.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 13, 2021 01:31 PM (63Dwl)

65 i imagine

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:31 PM (AHq56)

66 That was painful to watch.

Posted by: JT at June 13, 2021 01:31 PM (arJlL)

67 The people in the video look like they're closer than 6 feet to each other.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Biden loves young people at June 13, 2021 01:32 PM (XTk1T)

68 I think you can take that as absolute.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 13, 2021 01:32 PM (N84rQ)

69 The largest city (area-wise) in the US is OKC. Dunno 'bout the world.

Posted by: Mr. Scientist at June 13, 2021 01:32 PM (6VV9M)

70 'rona causes brain damage

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:32 PM (AHq56)

71 Good trivia question.

What was completed first. The Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty?
Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 01:22 PM (2DOZq)


The statue of limitations !

Posted by: JT at June 13, 2021 01:33 PM (arJlL)

72 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_cities_by_area

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:34 PM (AHq56)

73 I guessed, then looked it up. I was right. Statue of Liberty.
Posted by: Infidel

I knew this because in Jack Finney's mother of all time travel books, Time And Again, the good guy goes back to 1880s NY and hides in the Statue of Liberty as it's being built. You can help but learn things by reading.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 13, 2021 01:34 PM (d9FiS)

74 You think this is bad. Try being married to one of these airheads.

Posted by: Kemp at June 13, 2021 01:34 PM (BrPVI)

75 The largest city (area-wise) in the US is OKC.

***

I would've thought Houston. I guess the sprawl doesn't *really* count even though errybody knows it's part of the city now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Biden loves young people at June 13, 2021 01:34 PM (XTk1T)

76 One of my favorite trivia questions is: What is the largest city in North America. Even "educated" people typically don't get it.
Heh, I've had idiots ask back: "What, do you mean by area, or population??"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2021 01:35 PM (7Fj9P)

77 /wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_area

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:35 PM (AHq56)

78 Lance Armstrong was the first man on the sun. It was safe because he did it at night.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

That took a lot of balls.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 13, 2021 01:35 PM (d9FiS)

79 I would've thought Houston. I guess the sprawl doesn't *really* count even though errybody knows it's part of the city now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Biden loves young people at June 13, 2021 01:34 PM (XTk1T)

live free or die!

Posted by: Sugarland at June 13, 2021 01:36 PM (gJfTA)

80 That took a lot of balls.
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ISWYDT

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2021 01:36 PM (7Fj9P)

81 Jay Leno used to do this as well. CA citizens rarely knew what states bordered them much less what country, or who their CA governor was.

Like my old man used to say "If ignorance was bliss they'd be blistered all over".

Posted by: Javems at June 13, 2021 01:36 PM (D2eCM)

82 Wiki says OKC is #8 and first four are in Alaska.
But also says NY is #1 in the world.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:37 PM (AHq56)

83
I have a 1400 page "New Century Book of Facts" printed in 1941 that my mother bought when she was in school. Any kid educated from that, even though it's 80 years old, would be better off than they would be under our modern-day educational establishment.

Kids are worse educated now than they were when we paid teachers $10 a month.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:37 PM (mht8P)

84 Was it over when China Pearl Harbor-ed the entire world? No!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 13, 2021 01:37 PM (Ndje9)

85 Everyone knows there's 1000 minutes in a km.

Posted by: Gender Studies Major at June 13, 2021 01:38 PM (6VV9M)

86 One of my favorite trivia questions is: What is the
largest city in North America. Even "educated" people typically don't
get it.

Heh, I've had idiots ask back: "What, do you mean by area, or population??"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2021 01:35 PM (7Fj9P)

NYC? I read once Brooklyn alone would be top five if they chopped it up. I expect there to be a trick here but for some reason I am not seeing it. oh wait, now that I think about it. I will go with Mexico City. And I did not look it up. So I look either really dumb, or just a rando that keeps typing for some reason

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:39 PM (gJfTA)

87
Drive south out of Houston on TX 288 and there's nothing past I-610.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:39 PM (mht8P)

88 I thought that was a kilominute.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at June 13, 2021 01:39 PM (sx1OJ)

89 Greetings:

I enjoy giving the non-looker-uppers a hearty "Watch out." when chance we meet.

Posted by: 11B40 at June 13, 2021 01:40 PM (evgyj)

90 I doubt it's a spoof. Have you ever seen Jesse Watters interviewing kids at Spring break? Just as dumb.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2021 01:40 PM (9GRhC)

91 A stuck automatic window is usually caused by one of the gears overriding the other, or a bit of grit in the gears.

I fixed one by taking the inside padding off of the door, and putting a chunk of 4" diameter stove wood against the inside nut for the gear, and triggering the switch to close the window, and popping the chunk of wood with a hammer. That fixed it.

Of course, since it was a GF's Explorer, I sent her inside for some electrical tape while I did this so she wouldn't yell at me for swinging a hammer at it.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 13, 2021 01:40 PM (ySM85)

92 what is the largest city in Virginia? and don't look it up. If you get it right, well, I will know you did. Just kidding.

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:41 PM (gJfTA)

93 Rome--the one in Georgia or the one where you're free to?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 13, 2021 01:41 PM (Ndje9)

94 Minutes in a kilometer? Around 35.

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 01:41 PM (MVjcR)

95
I was delighted to tell one of the senior managers who was walking along reading his phone that he shouldn't be doing that. To his credit he agreed ruefully and thanked me for pointing it out.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:42 PM (mht8P)

96 I doubt it's a spoof. Have you ever seen Jesse Watters interviewing kids at Spring break? Just as dumb.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2021 01:40 PM (9GRhC)


Students are not really taught to analyze questions, even if they don't understand them. They are taught to answer promptly and get approval like the Skinner box taught them.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 13, 2021 01:42 PM (ySM85)

97 I don't think it's a spoof. Too many of these on the internets. Too many people are simply that clueless. It's not even that they're dumb (not always, at least), just that they never learned basic logic and information, and it's never occurred to them that the need to.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:42 PM (5ieoM)

98
Should have asked how many minutes in a mile. The metric system fools everyone.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:43 PM (mht8P)

99 Jay Leno used to do this as well. CA citizens rarely
knew what states bordered them much less what country, or who their CA
governor was.

Like my old man used to say "If ignorance was bliss they'd be blistered all over".


Posted by: Javems at June 13, 2021 01:36 PM (D2eCM)

their public education system has been a horror show for half a century at least. Sorry to say that, but it is not a secret.

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:43 PM (gJfTA)

100 Kids are worse educated now than they were when we paid teachers $10 a month.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Just watch an old Little House episode.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:44 PM (E0OEG)

101 Minutes in a kilometer? Around 35.
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 01:41 PM (MVjcR)

Not for me. I can't drive 35.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:44 PM (5ieoM)

102 I will go with Mexico City.
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And...you would be correct. When discussing largest cities, you are always talking population, b/c area is so problematic: Look at my region, StL MO. The City of StL proper peeked in population is the late 50's/early 60's. It's gone from ~600k to ~300k since than, with flight out to the suburbs and exurbs. (This is one reason why my fair city wins the murder bingo game: they are just talking the City proper.) If you include StL County, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin County AND the metro east in IL, we are a damn big media market.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (7Fj9P)

103
Just watch an old Little House episode.
Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:44 PM (E0OEG)
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The Norm guy with all the tools was great.

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (MVjcR)

104 100 when we paid teachers $10 a month.

It should be at least $15 a month.

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (AHq56)

105
Minutes in a kilometer? Around 35.

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 01:41 PM (MVjcR)

regular minutes or New York Minutes?

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (gJfTA)

106 Depends upon on how fast you are going.

Posted by: Javems at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (D2eCM)

107 A paranoid might say this suicide TV anchor who broke the tarmac story is a warning to journalists. Things must be pretty bad in and around Team Regime. Too much damaging info is floating around. Gotta scare the reporters en masse.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (8HvsU)

108 101 Minutes in a kilometer? Around 35.
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 01:41 PM (MVjcR)

Not for me. I can't drive 35.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:44 PM (5ieoM)
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Oh! Flight time? A little over 1 second.

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 01:46 PM (MVjcR)

109 Should have asked how many minutes in a mile. The metric system fools everyone.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:43 PM (mht8P)

These things are always edited, of course. Might have taken him several people to ask before he found one as clueless as the one he included. Might have taken slightly longer to find one if he'd used miles.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:47 PM (5ieoM)

110
regular minutes or New York Minutes?
Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (gJfTA)
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Minute of Angle minutes!

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 01:47 PM (MVjcR)

111 67 The people in the video look like they're closer than 6 feet to each other.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Biden loves young people at June 13, 2021 01:32 PM (XTk1T)
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At Little Casino people practiced social distancing, especially at the card and crap tables.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:47 PM (p+6gN)

112 seconds of arc

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:47 PM (AHq56)

113 *pokes Weasel*

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:47 PM (E0OEG)

114 Who was the first person to land on the sun?

Daytime landing or night?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 13, 2021 01:47 PM (Ndje9)

115 Chris Jansing
@ChrisJansing
Netanyahu is officially out: The vote on a new government has passed the Knesset. Naftali Bennett is new Israeli PM.

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Well, at least Bennett isn't Biden. There can be only one Biden.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 13, 2021 01:48 PM (d9FiS)

116 African or European swallow?

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:48 PM (AHq56)

117 107 A paranoid might say this suicide TV anchor who broke the tarmac story is a warning to journalists. Things must be pretty bad in and around Team Regime. Too much damaging info is floating around. Gotta scare the reporters en masse.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (8HvsU)
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Yep, it's a heads up.
You may walk away today but...

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:49 PM (p+6gN)

118
Wait, Tony Bennett is the new Israeli PM?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:49 PM (mht8P)

119 Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:44 PM (5ieoM)
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Oh! Flight time? A little over 1 second.
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 01:46 PM (MVjcR)

If it's the A-10, according to the prior thread, it would take something like 3 days.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:49 PM (5ieoM)

120 Who was the first person to land on the sun?

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Sunny Liston. Duhhhhh!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 13, 2021 01:49 PM (d9FiS)

121 My dad had a good line, "You're so dumb, you don't know how dumb you are". A lot of it going around these days.

Posted by: dartist at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (+ya+t)

122 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2021 01:45 PM (7Fj9P)

it was a good trivia question. The North America thing can throw you. I came up with the answer while typing.

I recall the famous historical city of Cordoba Spain. I think it peaked about 500 years ago. Kind of sad when you think about it.

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (gJfTA)

123 115 Well, at least Bennett isn't Biden.
He's Jeb.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (AHq56)

124 Y'all talking about box graters the other day prompted me to purchase one. Thinking about the conversation while washing it I nicked my finger.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:24 PM (p+6gN)
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Hello there have we met?

Posted by: A Mandolin at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (EZebt)

125 Wait, Tony Bennett is the new Israeli PM?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

No--Joey Bishop.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (Ndje9)

126 Who was the first person to land on the sun?

Daytime landing or night?
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 13, 2021 01:47 PM (Ndje9)

Mrs. Oedipus, I believe.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (5ieoM)

127 115, Is that the guy Levin was talking about earlier this week? I had a hard time keeping up with how it works in Israel.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (E0OEG)

128 In just a little over one generation the entire world has become hooked on a technology that literally did not exist 40 years ago and we are paying for that dumbing down.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 13, 2021 01:51 PM (JUOKG)

129 hey, I built a very profitable business on this concept

Posted by: REDACTED at June 13, 2021 01:52 PM (8o8kf)

130
I had a hard time keeping up with how it works in Israel.
Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (E0OEG)

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There's one political party for each member of the Knesset. Sometimes more than one.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:53 PM (mht8P)

131 Y'all talking about box graters the other day prompted me to purchase one. Thinking about the conversation while washing it I nicked my finger.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:24 PM (p+6gN)
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Hello there have we met?
Posted by: A Mandolin at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (EZebt)

Man, doh! I'm gonna need stitches, amirite?

Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:53 PM (5ieoM)

132 @121...my father's variation, "You're so stupid you think I'm stupid."

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 13, 2021 01:53 PM (8HvsU)

133 the largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach. Virginia is weird with cities. Fairfax county has well over a million people and it way, way larger than Washington DC. But it is a county and not a city.

Now that I think about it, maybe Richmond is up there these days, it is a very happening city. But I do know the historic answer to that question was Virginia Beach. Most wont get that one.

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:53 PM (gJfTA)

134 A kilominute is how Mrs. Vud refers to martial duties.

Posted by: Uncle Vud at June 13, 2021 01:54 PM (6VV9M)

135 Wait, Tony Bennett is the new Israeli PM?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

No--Joey Bishop.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (Ndje9)

Zombie Sammy Davis Jr. called and said y'all are rayciss. No other explanation.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 13, 2021 01:54 PM (5ieoM)

136 127 115, Is that the guy Levin was talking about earlier this week? I had a hard time keeping up with how it works in Israel.
Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:50 PM (E0OEG)
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Not sure either but he is really P.O.'d that they are railroading Netanyahu.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:54 PM (p+6gN)

137 >>> I worked for one of the big 3D printing companies during much of the 2010s. The way I characterized it is that we didn't have an R&D program, we had a bunch of little R programs and a bunch of little D programs and they all hated each other so most actual work went toward making old products and technologies slightly cheaper.
Posted by: CppThis at June 13, 2021 01:30 PM (8h1h1)


A lot of R&D happens by people who get tired of doing the same thing the same way over and over again leave a company to start their own. The new guys end up putting that old company completely out of business due to their R&D improvements over the old way. Then, they become stone, employees become restless and the process repeats.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 13, 2021 01:55 PM (RlhGd)

138 Wait, Tony Bennett is the new Israeli PM?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:49 PM (mht8P)
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A better Bennett

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 13, 2021 01:58 PM (EZebt)

139
The new guys end up putting that old company completely out of business due to their R&D improvements over the old way.

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Brick and mortar stores aren't going away.

Posted by: Sears at June 13, 2021 01:58 PM (mht8P)

140 Bastardi has doubled down that the east coast from the Carolinas up are going to have storm fun this summer.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:59 PM (p+6gN)

141 Wait, Tony Bennett is the new Israeli PM?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 01:49 PM (mht8P)


No, Bill Bennett.

Posted by: TC at June 13, 2021 02:00 PM (KuDNQ)

142 Not sure either but he is really P.O.'d that they are railroading Netanyahu.





Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:54 PM (p+6gN)

I don't doubt that for a second.

Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 02:00 PM (gJfTA)

143 92 what is the largest city in Virginia? and don't look it up. If you get it right, well, I will know you did. Just kidding.
Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:41 PM (gJfTA)

That's a trick question - we don't "do" cities like other states do...I mean Fairfax County has 1.146M+ people, but the city in Fairfax County, Fairfax City, has 23.5K people...

Why we do that, I have no idea...but we are the land of hugely populous counties that surround tiny cities.

PS - VA Beach "wins" with 450K people - again, we have the whole city/suburban county concept upside-down...

Posted by: Nova local at June 13, 2021 02:01 PM (b1h2x)

144 Bennett is a craven power hungry fool

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 13, 2021 02:01 PM (EZebt)

145 Imho

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 13, 2021 02:01 PM (EZebt)

146 133 the largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach. Virginia is weird with cities. Fairfax county has well over a million people and it way, way larger than Washington DC. But it is a county and not a city.

Now that I think about it, maybe Richmond is up there these days, it is a very happening city. But I do know the historic answer to that question was Virginia Beach. Most wont get that one.
Posted by: Quint at June 13, 2021 01:53 PM (gJfTA)

You answered your own question as I answered it...

Posted by: Nova local at June 13, 2021 02:02 PM (b1h2x)

147 Bastardi has doubled down that the east coast from the Carolinas up are going to have storm fun this summer.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:59 PM (p+6gN)


Bastardi is either a really unfortunate name of totally badass.

Posted by: TC at June 13, 2021 02:03 PM (KuDNQ)

148 131 Y'all talking about box graters the other day prompted me to purchase one. Thinking about the conversation while washing it I nicked my finger.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:24 PM (p+6gN)

If it can't go in the dishwasher, you don't buy it, b/c your fingers will never forgive you every time you try to clean it...

Posted by: Nova local at June 13, 2021 02:06 PM (b1h2x)

149 The largest city in the world is Mega City One. Everybody knows that.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at June 13, 2021 02:08 PM (KJcLQ)

150 Myocarditis.

25 times the normal rate.

The youth should NOT get the "vaccine."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 13, 2021 02:08 PM (xopIz)

151 So....another case of Arkancide, apparently.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 13, 2021 02:10 PM (ufFY8)

152 My little brother of 61 years had 3 small strokes yesterday. Waiting to hear if he took the jabs.

Posted by: dartist at June 13, 2021 02:12 PM (+ya+t)

153 Wait, was talking a nop,
There are 1000 minutes in a Kilo?

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 02:13 PM (Cxk7w)

154 Since we've passed 100 posts I wanted to share the stupid bumper sticker I saw on the back of a car today in an incredibly long line to do recycling of things with cords. There was a Biden/Harris bumper sticker (That wasn't the incredibly stupid part although I didn't vote the way they did,) Underneath it was "No more embarrassing President." And they didn't think a President with dementia and almost everybody knows it and a clueless VP with a hyena laugh aren't an embarrassment on the world stage?!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 02:14 PM (k39e/)

155
Just watch an old Little House episode.
Posted by: Infidel


Or Little Old House episode.

Posted by: Professor Lilloman at June 13, 2021 02:15 PM (63Dwl)

156 So....another case of Arkancide, apparently.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

Was staying at a cousin's place in SoCal to spread Dad's ashes in the ocean. One morning Paul and I were having coffee and watching the news when we heard about Epstein. Simultaneously we both said Arkancide.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 02:15 PM (E0OEG)

157 Bastardi has doubled down that the east coast from the Carolinas up are going to have storm fun this summer.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 01:59 PM (p+6gN)


Bastardi is either a really unfortunate name of totally badass.
Posted by: TC

Even if he was a SWoT / ( Special Reconnaissance) guy

Posted by: Jean at June 13, 2021 02:16 PM (Xih1H)

158 Oh, yes I need to pray for my mood because there is a part of me that wants to shout loudly at folks who put their babies and toddlers in masks. That's child abuse IMO

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 02:16 PM (k39e/)

159 So....another case of Arkancide, apparently.

Who got whacked?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 13, 2021 02:17 PM (xopIz)

160 At the equator

111 km equals 1 degree
1.85 km equals 1 minute

900m equals 1 second
So a position reported in degrees, minutes, and seconds is not incredibly accurate. You would need to get into fractions of seconds.

Posted by: alecthemad at June 13, 2021 02:19 PM (j2PNK)

161 Carl Icarus is a corporate raider who tried to take over the sun by landing and claiming the property .

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 02:20 PM (2DOZq)

162 Thank a teacher. So giving . So thankless. Such martyrs.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 13, 2021 02:21 PM (xopIz)

163 "No more embarrassing President." And they didn't think a President with dementia and almost everybody knows it and a clueless VP with a hyena laugh aren't an embarrassment on the world stage?!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 02:14 PM (k39e/)
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Boris Johnson had to remind President Forget Me Not that he had already introduced the president of S. Africa.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 02:22 PM (p+6gN)

164 The guy that broke the Lynch/Clinton tarmac story, who wrote a book on it, was found dead in an 'apparent suicide'.

He said he and his family had received death threats.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 13, 2021 02:23 PM (ufFY8)

165 A second of arc at the equator is about 1500 feet.

Good enough for sailing. GPS is much more precise.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 13, 2021 02:24 PM (xopIz)

166 I'm hungry.

Posted by: dartist at June 13, 2021 02:25 PM (+ya+t)

167 165 A second of arc at the equator is about 1500 feet.

Good enough for sailing. GPS is much more precise.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 13, 2021 02:24 PM (xopIz)
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In English, thank goodnes.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2021 02:26 PM (p+6gN)

168 Eat some food.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 13, 2021 02:26 PM (xopIz)

169 The guy that broke the Lynch/Clinton tarmac story, who wrote a book on it, was found dead in an 'apparent suicide'.

He said he and his family had received death threats.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 13, 2021 02:23 PM (ufFY

Did they say what the more of suicide was ? ( I realize that question is throwing chum into the water for moron sharks)

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 02:26 PM (2DOZq)

170 Wow. I'd like to think he had to work to find these people, but I doubt if he did. They aren't even on drugs, or didn't seem to be. If you don't really know... but... these people thought they knew? Or is the whole thing a lark?

I'm just not sure I believe, or really don't want to believe. That's crazy, if true. Scary crazy.

Posted by: Doom at June 13, 2021 02:28 PM (Cvp6z)

171 160, exactly. Dumb question because he never says where on the earth.

Say you walk 10 mies directly south, 2 miles directly east, 10 miles directly north returning to the exact place where you started. In your travels you saw a bear. What color was the bear?

Posted by: WTP at June 13, 2021 02:31 PM (95axh)

172 Did they say what the more of suicide was ? ( I realize that question is throwing chum into the water for moron sharks)

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 02:26 PM (2DOZq)

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He cut off his own head with a spork. Police have brought in Bluebell to help with the investigation.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 13, 2021 02:31 PM (kTF2Z)

173 He said he and his family had received death threats.
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This guy, Sign last name, was an O-lineman for 'Bama, his wife was an All-American volleyball player, he had numerous broadcasting awards, including an Emmy, and had 3 boys. He was 45 y/o, and ostensibly on top of the world. Doesn't seem like the type of person to call it quits.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2021 02:32 PM (7Fj9P)

174 And in today's big news-Kamala Harris becomes the first sitting VP to march in a Pride Parade-because, I suppose there's nothing else that merits her attention?!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 02:32 PM (k39e/)

175 Mode = more

Freaking autocorrect

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 02:32 PM (2DOZq)

176 Say you walk 10 mies directly south, 2 miles directly east, 10 miles directly north returning to the exact place where you started. In your travels you saw a bear. What color was the bear?
Posted by: WTP at June 13, 2021 02:31 PM (95axh)

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White and that question is obviously racist.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 13, 2021 02:32 PM (kTF2Z)

177 Pitch Meeting, [Fast and] Furious 7:

https://youtu.be/4igJOugDgI4

Posted by: Sharkman at June 13, 2021 02:33 PM (a9axi)

178 Exactly

Posted by: WTP at June 13, 2021 02:33 PM (95axh)

179 And in today's big news-Kamala Harris becomes the first sitting VP to march in a Pride Parade-because, I suppose there's nothing else that merits her attention?!!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Please tell me you are kidding.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 02:33 PM (E0OEG)

180
Kamala Harris becomes the first sitting VP to march in a Pride Parade

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Has she gotten down to the border yet?

Posted by: Sears at June 13, 2021 02:34 PM (mht8P)

181 There used to be Canadian show that sent a comedian to ask questions of Americans and showcase the dumbest answers. A friend-of-a-friend ran into him in DC. The crew approached his group because 1) they were wearing Americana and 2) a couple of them were gap-toothed and hefty guys. The crew not get the footage they wanted, poor things.

This video reminds me of it.

Wish I could remember the show. Think the guy was Mercer.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 13, 2021 02:34 PM (/+bwe)

182
Defunct store chain sock off.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 02:34 PM (mht8P)

183 179 And in today's big news-Kamala Harris becomes the first sitting VP to
march in a Pride Parade-because, I suppose there's nothing else that
merits her attention?!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke



Please tell me you are kidding.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 02:33 PM (E0OEG)

I hope the cvnt is enjoying her long weekend.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 13, 2021 02:36 PM (ufFY8)

184 If that video is not a spoof, we can thank a teacher.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, Drone Entrepreneur at June 13, 2021 02:36 PM (PiwSw)

185 Hey everybody. Hey CBD.

My first-world problem: I'm STILL hungry for a burger thanks to that pic MisHum posted last night.

My solution: gonna take a cheat day and go to Red Robin for lunch today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 13, 2021 02:36 PM (L2ZTs)

186 The lid on my hot pot doesn't stay down anymore. The little pop-up button on the lid that you press to open the lid has slid away from where it's supposed to be. I can slide it back, and then press it, and then slam the llid closed, and that works for a while. I think I'm going to have a buy a new hot pot. Disposable junk.

Posted by: m at June 13, 2021 02:37 PM (rk2/G)

187 hot pot = electric water boiler/tea kettle

Posted by: m at June 13, 2021 02:38 PM (rk2/G)

188 I had a whole can of cashews and they are almost gone.

Posted by: f'd at June 13, 2021 02:38 PM (Tnijr)

189 "Paris is in Texas, they even have a small Eiffel Tower. Then again, there is also a Paris, Virginia. It is even smaller than Paris, Texas and they have an even smaller Eiffel Tower. I am thinking there might be a trend here."

There's also a Paris Ontario, which is reasonably close to both London Ontario and what used to be known as Berlin Ontario. The latter's name was changed to Kitchener in WWI for political reasons.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 13, 2021 02:39 PM (rQ24C)

190 Please tell me you are kidding.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 02:33 PM (E0OEG)

Nope; Just read it on the 'net. This is the kind of stupid thing I believe.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 02:39 PM (k39e/)

191 You would need to get into fractions of seconds.
Posted by: alecthemad

So, millimeters then?

Or would it be quarts? This is so confusing.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 13, 2021 02:40 PM (Rvt88)

192 Just saw a picture from the G7. Doctor Jill has her dress on backwards.

Not a joke.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 13, 2021 02:40 PM (5p7BC)

193
So, millimeters then?

Or would it be quarts? This is so confusing.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 13, 2021 02:40 PM (Rvt8

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Ohms. I thought everyone knew that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 02:41 PM (mht8P)

194

Vice President Kamala Harris joined the CapitalPride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff took to the street with other parade participants as they waved to the crowd as they moved through downtown toward Freedom Plaza. The parade visit did not appear on Harris's schedule Saturday.

Harris told residents the Senate needs to pass the Equality Act to provide protections for the LGBTQ+ community. The bill was passed in February by the House but has languished in the Senate since.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 13, 2021 02:41 PM (63Dwl)

195 My wife and I are really trying hard to clean up the homestead in prep to relocate. My first world problem: I have four 6' step ladders. I know how this happened but still - four.

I rehomed my collection of good Mason jars to the lady next door. Just so happens she is making strawberry jam today. Bonus!!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 13, 2021 02:43 PM (Rvt88)

196 Nope; Just read it on the 'net. This is the kind of stupid thing I believe.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I don't want to live in clown world.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 02:43 PM (E0OEG)

197 194 Vice President Kamala Harris joined the CapitalPride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 13, 2021 02:41 PM (63Dwl)

Isn't she supposed to be at the border?

Posted by: m at June 13, 2021 02:43 PM (rk2/G)

198 There's also a Paris Ontario, which is reasonably close to both London Ontario and what used to be known as Berlin Ontario. The latter's name was changed to Kitchener in WWI for political reasons.
Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 13, 2021 02:39 PM (rQ24C)

I used to go to summer camp near Paris. The daily highlight was a trip to the Paris swimming pool.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 13, 2021 02:43 PM (cSyAR)

199 Fen is right, read how SS had to watch her dive into a ghey pride parade like she was mayor of the city without a care.

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 02:44 PM (Cxk7w)

200 The nice thing about numbers is you can't runout of them.

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 01:06 PM (Cxk7w)

This makes me so goddamn angry.

Posted by: Robert, mad at numbers at June 13, 2021 02:44 PM (1Yy3c)

201 The situation has degraded. The can of cashews is no longer a can of cashews.

Posted by: f'd at June 13, 2021 02:44 PM (Tnijr)

202 . . .and second gentleman Doug Emhoff took to the street with . . .
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

If this jamoke is in anyway connected to Veep Throat, this needs to read as 'Jack' Emhoff.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 13, 2021 02:44 PM (Rvt88)

203 I thought people here would enjoy this pic:

https://tinyurl.com/3u9tpdr7

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 13, 2021 02:45 PM (L2ZTs)

204 201 The situation has degraded. The can of cashews is no longer a can of cashews.
Posted by: f'd at June 13, 2021 02:44 PM (Tnijr)
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Those things will get away from you, that's for sure.

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2021 02:45 PM (MVjcR)

205 197 194 Vice President Kamala Harris joined the CapitalPride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 13, 2021 02:41 PM (63Dwl)

Isn't she supposed to be at the border?
Posted by: m at June 13, 2021 02:43 PM (rk2/G)

She wanted the fun job and the good photo op - she got 1 out of 2 yesterday (her photos were not flattering)...

Posted by: Nova local at June 13, 2021 02:45 PM (b1h2x)

206 2 birds land on a tree, Pete and RePete. Pete flies away, who is left?

Posted by: PinkLady at June 13, 2021 02:45 PM (RZdIn)

207 Ohms. I thought everyone knew that.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 02:41 PM (mht8P)

Why would you need to meditate?

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 02:46 PM (2DOZq)

208 2 birds land on a tree, Pete and RePete. Pete flies away, who is left?
Posted by: PinkLady

BOOM!

None.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 13, 2021 02:46 PM (Rvt88)

209 Ya wanna know my first world problem? Still got possums and raccoons sniffing and digging around my garden. At least according to my game cam. Also a stray dog and cat, plus the squirrels and chipmunks.

So I'll set up my live trap again baited with the mini marshmallows those critters love and relocate them up to where I let their buddies go.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 13, 2021 02:46 PM (R5lpX)

210 "Pete flies away, who is left?"

Green!

Posted by: f'd at June 13, 2021 02:46 PM (Tnijr)

211 My first world problem is a pop-up thunderstorm that stopped work mowing the last of the property. It's too wet now to do anything with and there are additional storms with lightning in the area.

OTOH I can start drinking earlier than I thought, so maybe it's a wash.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 13, 2021 02:47 PM (3H9h1)

212 Cute pic, qdp.

Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 02:48 PM (E0OEG)

213 I thought people here would enjoy this pic:

https://tinyurl.com/3u9tpdr7
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 13, 2021 02:45 PM (L2ZTs)

That's cute, so long as that kid's parents are reasonably attractive. If you imagine two fat people it becomes terrifying.

Posted by: Robert, terrified beyond capacity for rational thought at June 13, 2021 02:49 PM (1Yy3c)

214
Who was the first person to land on the sun?


George Burns.


*nudges your ribs*

Geddit? Did you Reddit?

"nudges your ribs again*

Posted by: naturalfake at June 13, 2021 02:50 PM (dWwl8)

215 Too many were saying Asia or Paris ... seems faked. But they kinda acted honestly excited when he said "that is correct".


I admit to not knowing the largest city in the world ... China has some huge ones. So --looking it up (wiki), city proper .. China has the top three, six of the top ten.

New York is way down the list, the largest American city. Dehli is #4, Istanbul/Karachi/Tokyo are 7/8/10.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 13, 2021 02:50 PM (Cus5s)

216 Gilligan's Island is on. Its the one where Skipper gets conked on the head and thinks everyone is a Jap soldier and bayonets em.

Posted by: f'd at June 13, 2021 02:50 PM (Tnijr)

217 Geddit.

Reddit.

Whatever.

Thx auto cucumber!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 13, 2021 02:50 PM (dWwl8)

218 OTOH I can start drinking earlier than I thought, so maybe it's a wash.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 13, 2021 02:47 PM (3H9h1)


That was me yesterday. 3/4 done and it started raining and thundering. Went by the local tavern and had a couple of beers.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 13, 2021 02:50 PM (R5lpX)

219 Or catch one, impale it's head on a pike as a warning to all in the front yard

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2021 02:51 PM (Cxk7w)

220 Who was the first person to land on the sun?


George Hamilton

Posted by: REDACTED at June 13, 2021 02:52 PM (8o8kf)

221
Got all four acres done yesterday. The heat index was about 105 and it really took the starch out of me.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 02:52 PM (mht8P)

222 Metropolitan area wise, Tokyo is the world's largest city with a population of around 37.4 million.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 13, 2021 02:53 PM (R5lpX)

223
I think I'd like to have my front lawn and garden dug up and replaced by sand and cactus and big giant stones.

Maybe a few Gila Monsters to complete the effect.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 13, 2021 02:53 PM (dWwl8)

224 An eBuddy of mine posted a wonderful...and by wonderful I mean horrifying...story about chipmunks dying in his green house. Apparently two somehow crawled into the fan that circulates the air and, well, you can imagine the results.

He was mystified as he didn't see how they could get in but I guess where there's a will there's a way.

Posted by: Robert, friend to all the animals except the ugly ones at June 13, 2021 02:54 PM (1Yy3c)

225
Maybe a few Gila Monsters to complete the effect.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 13, 2021 02:53 PM (dWwl

_________

Sarlaac pit.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 02:55 PM (mht8P)

226 My first world problem is that I'm on Cape Cod for the first time in 2.5 years and I can't decide what to eat tonight. Fish and Chips, Lobster Roll, Fried Clams, Swordfish or some other delicious seafood that has been denied me by circumstance and Covid. Another problem, the weather is perfect, so there are too many people on the beach for me to read without distraction.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 13, 2021 02:55 PM (l14X/)

227 223
I think I'd like to have my front lawn and garden dug up and replaced by sand and cactus and big giant stones.

Maybe a few Gila Monsters to complete the effect.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 13, 2021 02:53 PM (dWwl


And a mostly-buried Statue of Liberty to finish it off....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, Drone Entrepreneur at June 13, 2021 02:55 PM (PiwSw)

228 I wonder if Tokyo is going to tip over?

Posted by: Hank Johnson at June 13, 2021 02:55 PM (E0OEG)

229 Vice President Kamala Harris joined the CapitalPride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 13, 2021 02:41 PM (63Dwl)

Isn't she supposed to be at the border?
Posted by: m at June 13, 2021 02:43 PM (rk2/G)


DC's one of the few shitholes that wouldn't be loudly chanting "Border" at Giggles.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 13, 2021 02:56 PM (y7DUB)

230 My first world problem is that I'm on Cape Cod for the first time in 2.5 years and I can't decide what to eat tonight. Fish and Chips, Lobster Roll, Fried Clams, Swordfish or some other delicious seafood that has been denied me by circumstance and Covid. Another problem, the weather is perfect, so there are too many people on the beach for me to read without distraction.
Posted by: Lincolntf at June 13, 2021 02:55 PM (l14X/)

Why stop at one thing when you can have it all?

Posted by: Robert, Speaking on behalf of The Great Tempter at June 13, 2021 02:57 PM (1Yy3c)

231 My first world problem is that I'm on Cape Cod for the first time in 2.5 years and I can't decide what to eat tonight. Fish and Chips, Lobster Roll, Fried Clams, Swordfish or some other delicious seafood that has been denied me by circumstance and Covid


McDonald's Filet-O-Fish Sandwich.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 13, 2021 02:57 PM (dWwl8)

232 >>> 192 Just saw a picture from the G7. Doctor Jill has her dress on backwards.

Not a joke.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 13, 2021 02:40 PM (5p7BC)

Are you sure it wasn't her head spinning around? anything green spewing or splashed in the vicinity?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 13, 2021 02:59 PM (d5OIB)

233 Sadly, I had a Filet-o-Fish last week in NC, because I had a hankering for "seafood". Made me want the good stuff all the more.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 13, 2021 02:59 PM (l14X/)

234 Infidel and Robert, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 13, 2021 03:00 PM (L2ZTs)

235 I found out there's a difference in swordfish steak. If the meat's pale gray or white, it fed on mostly fish and is a shallower water fish. If the meat is pink or light red, it's a deep water fish and fed on mostly squid. Pink or red is better.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 13, 2021 03:01 PM (R5lpX)

236 GET CLEANED UP AND UPSTAIRS FOR DINNER NOOD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at June 13, 2021 03:01 PM (Cxk7w)

237 To say anything ill of clinton is by definition suicide.

Posted by: Godwin's Gaping Gulch at June 13, 2021 03:01 PM (Fu6a8)

238 Food is nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 13, 2021 03:01 PM (kTF2Z)

239 I'd have more respect for this interviewer if he had lost the stupid mask. He's just another sheeple.

Posted by: Dan at June 13, 2021 03:02 PM (+NG5U)

240 Because I'm over 29 now the Houston heat is preventing me from doing my normal outdoor activities. Not that long ago the heat wasn't dangerous for me. Now an hour or so of tennis during the day will make me get to the edge of heat exhaustion or stroke no matter how much I hydrate. Really sucks.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 03:02 PM (2DOZq)

241 I found out there's a difference in swordfish steak. If the meat's pale gray or white, it fed on mostly fish and is a shallower water fish. If the meat is pink or light red, it's a deep water fish and fed on mostly squid. Pink or red is better.
Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 13, 2021 03:01 PM (R5lpX)


When eating swordfish at a restaurant, be sure to order a piece with extra parasites.

The parasites are the delicious part.* Actual swordfish meat tastes like worn out baby shoes.



*Parasites are not the delicious part.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 13, 2021 03:03 PM (dWwl8)

242 "So....another case of Arkancide, apparently."

The answer to that is Chelsea Clinton.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 13, 2021 03:06 PM (83lwH)

243 Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 03:02 PM (2DOZq)

Yep. Same here. I cannot tolerate the heat anymore for more than a few minutes. Gardening gets done in the morning. Gave up outdoor concerts when I had to be rushed to the hospital a few years ago. My favorite band will be here in early Sept. Can't go. It's outdoors.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 13, 2021 03:07 PM (nxdel)

244 Posted by: Jewells45 at June 13, 2021 03:07 PM (nxdel)

I definitely empathize. I think I'm going to look to relocate in the near future.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 13, 2021 03:11 PM (2DOZq)

245 Sarlaac pit.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2021 02:55 PM


My hemorrhoids aren't *that* bad.

Posted by: Hope Solo at June 13, 2021 03:24 PM (DMUuz)

246 Had to come in from my rat killing. 92 with 80% humidity, says it feels like 107. Bullshit, feels like 125.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 13, 2021 03:34 PM (xEIoY)

247 Ashlii Babbitt shooter also involved in Steve Scalise shooting... https://tinyurl.com/54uakjbm..

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at June 13, 2021 03:58 PM (7anrL)

248 Hopefully not real, he gives a lady $100? Maybe it was a photocopy bill though.

Posted by: 5cats at June 13, 2021 03:59 PM (hv5ip)

249 .

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at June 13, 2021 03:59 PM (AiZBA)

250 That's cute, so long as that kid's parents are reasonably attractive. If you imagine two fat people it becomes terrifying.

Terrifying alright. It will keep me up all night imagining that fat people could love one another , get married and want to have a kid and actually be devoted parents. I bet that's never happened before!!!!!!/s

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 04:05 PM (k39e/)

251 One of my favorite trivia questions is: What is the largest city in North America. Even "educated" people typically don't get it.
Heh, I've had idiots ask back: "What, do you mean by area, or population??"
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2021 01:35 PM (7Fj9P)

Last I heard the largest by area in the US was Jacksonville.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 13, 2021 04:15 PM (eoQWY)

252 8 "Ask Obama where the Maldives is located. Or which state is closer to Kentucky, Illinois or Arkansas ?"

Or ask him in what country do they speak "Austrian" or how many states the USA has (he said, "57") or how to pronounce "Corpsman" or if he still thinks that the I s l a m i c call to prayer is the prettiest sound in the world...

Posted by: Ju at June 13, 2021 04:20 PM (dsHuY)

253 Just watched the Biden presser, if you pretend you're not American it's hysterical, better than anything on SNL in 30 years. Unfortunately, when you remember you live here, your gut says "explosive diarrhea".

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 13, 2021 04:21 PM (xEIoY)

254 As a long-time local in San Diego, where it appears these moron millennials live from the couple in front of the Dipper roller coaster at Belmont Park, I can attest to their stupidity, I see it every day.

Posted by: Dwayne Schamp at June 13, 2021 04:27 PM (yR7Q1)

255 So another friendly and respectful poster on the local online paper said I was lying when I said that I saw a baby of about 1.5 and a toddler in masks today at the supermarket. Yep; Because I just felt like lying about his.

Anyone else seen 1.5-to 3 year olds in masks? It doesn't happen with babies so often but 2-3 year olds? Yes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 04:29 PM (k39e/)

256 Biden in ads,"Ready Day 1." Biden today, "Come on fat I've only been here 120 days, need time, bro!" We are so screwed.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 13, 2021 04:30 PM (xEIoY)

257 As a lady and a preacher, I'm guessing you can't go with GFY, eh Fen?

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 13, 2021 04:32 PM (xEIoY)

258 Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 13, 2021 04:32 PM (xEIoY)

No; I just said "You think I'm lying for what reason?" and they had now joined the "do not read or respond to list. Congrats" FenSpouse says there is going to be nobody left for me to respond to-well, on the leftist side anyway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 04:34 PM (k39e/)

259 Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 13, 2021 04:32 PM (xEIoY)

And nobody knows that I'm a preacher or lady. I don't want them stalking me. Just your anonymous, pretty well informed conservative.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 04:35 PM (k39e/)

260 After watching the video; shoot me now.

Did he maybe look for clues that these folks were particularly likely to be utterly ignorant?

My. Gosh. That was terrifying to watch. When I was like 5 I could've answered some of those questions correctly. Maybe less for a couple of the questions.

The US teachers should be ashamed of themselves. And all the parents too.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 13, 2021 04:46 PM (gHWbw)

261 guessed, then looked it up. I was right. Statue of Liberty.
Posted by: Infidel at June 13, 2021 01:26 PM (E0OEG)

I didn't see if this was in the other comments, but wasn't the Eiffel Tower erected (heh) because of a world fair?

Posted by: InCali at June 13, 2021 04:47 PM (ov5G+)

262 Heh, I've had idiots ask back: "What, do you mean by area, or population??"
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2021 01:35 PM (7Fj9P)

Hmmm, that would actually be my first response. Did I do something wrong?

Posted by: InCali at June 13, 2021 04:49 PM (ov5G+)

263 there is going to be nobody left for me to respond to-well, on the leftist side anyway.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2021 04:34 PM (k39e/)

Sounds like a win. Mostly these people are not worth taking the time to engage. Unless you are a missionary or a masochist.

This is how far they've taken the country. Divided so definitively that no one can see a way to reunite and no one really cares or thinks it's a real good idea any more.

Part of it is the propaganda of the major players and the media and the other part is the utter ignorance about reality.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 13, 2021 04:50 PM (gHWbw)

264 I'm wondering now if it is a spoof (the video).

I can't see them giving away a hundred dollars to anyone (and they only did it once) for this.

And maybe that was OUR intelligence test. And bigotry. We are willing to believe that all these people are that ignorant and maybe that says more about ourselves than them.

I'd like to know if it was real or not.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 13, 2021 04:53 PM (gHWbw)

265 What's with the French sending us these statues?

Maybe they're getting it wrong.

HEY! FRANCE! You're supposed to put your soldiers in the statue and THEN send it over.

Take it back. We don't have Helen. She got married and moved to
Canada.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 13, 2021 04:56 PM (gHWbw)

266 Putin looking forward to meeting Joe, is like a pimply faced freshman who scored a prom date with Kate Upton who promised to put out.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 13, 2021 05:08 PM (xEIoY)

267 >> So we don't bother to read or learn or look up from our phones, and the result is a generation of dummies.

That's why God (I mean, of course, Jeff Bezos,) invented Kindles.

Posted by: grayishpanther at June 13, 2021 05:33 PM (4gr6V)

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