Monday Overnight Open Thread (6/21/21)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“The mayor has absolutely, absolutely got it reversed. Safety produces activity, activity is not going to produce safety, we have to make the place so safe people want to come and visit and enjoy it.” Professor Mitchell Moss of NYU


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Quote II

“As we reflect on the significance of what this day symbolizes, let’s keep fighting to address the lasting consequences of slavery. Next step: reparations,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MNSomalia


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Quote III

"You know, I've had a great life, oh my goodness. I loved what I did. Never worked a day in my life, really. The hard parts were sleeping in hotels, having rotten food." Bob Seger


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Quote IV

“People aren’t getting it and they’re still bringing food and clothing and resources directly to folks that are out there right now. They’re only making themselves feel good,”Charlotte City councilmember Tariq Bohari


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Quote V

“My goal is to win the Olympics so I can burn a US flag on the podium.” BMX freestyle rider Chelsea Wolfe

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Why get vaccinated against the Chinese Kung Flu if you have to wear a face diaper?

Monmouth University has released their new COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming semester, which requires all students to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

The June 14 guidelines state that all students and faculty are required to be fully vaccinated for the fall semester, with few religious or medical exemptions permitted. Students and faculty will also be required to submit proof or documentation of their vaccination by August 1 through the school’s health portal.

On May 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People:

“Risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection is minimal for fully vaccinated people. The risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from fully vaccinated people to unvaccinated people is also reduced. Therefore, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required…”


Despite the CDC’s guidance, Monmouth University, located in New Jersey, will still be requiring masks in all classrooms, labs, and libraries even for fully vaccinated students.


We are no longer creating Special Snow Flakes, it has gotten much worse.

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I enjoy fish, but commercial tuna sammiches are something I avoid. If you enjoy Subway tuna subs, here's an interesting story.

After a lawsuit claimed that the gigantic sandwich chain Subway was lying about using real tuna in its food, a reporter from The New York Times decided to investigate.

After buying up tuna sandwiches from a few different Subway locations, freezing the mystery meat, and sending it to a fish testing lab, the NYT investigation found that there was absolutely zero trace of any DNA from the tuna species Subway claims to offer — a surprise finding that could show nefarious sourcing by the fast food brand, but more likely illustrates the limitations of genetic analysis.

Caviar Caveats
Subway has, understandably, insisted to the NYT that it does in fact serve tuna in its tuna sandwiches, and multiple experts and employees of the chain told the NYT that they can’t imagine why Subway would so scandalously attempt to cut corners on an already low-cost meat. But the investigation does reveal how hard it can be to determine what we’re actually eating — and how little it seems to matter to many consumers.

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Score 1 for the good guy. Thanks to our worthless judicial system.

According to authorities, 22-year old Josiah Bryant shot at the clerk, who fired back with a gun of his own. The clerk was unharmed in the exchange of gunfire, but Bryant was struck and killed.

While the investigation continues, it’s not likely that the employee will face criminal charges given the circumstances of the shooting. As for the would-be robber, it turns out that this wasn’t his first time trying to rob someone, though it appears he got off with a light sentence for his previous offense.

Court records indicate Bryant pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in 2018, and received a 20-year sentence with four years to serve.

He was brought up on probation revocation charges earlier this year. In April, a judge did not revoke his probation but extended it through 2024.


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Oh the irony! Gays discriminating against white people.

The woke LGBT folk in Seattle are charging whites a ‘reparations fee’ to attend a gay pride event at the city park, and they have the backing of the city to do this.

From Jason Rantz:

MYNORTHWEST – Organizers for a Seattle gay pride event say they’re charging white people a “reparations fee” to attend. They have the support of Seattle City Council president and mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez and the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

TAKING B(L)ACK PRIDE organizers say all are welcome to attend. However, “white allies and accomplices” must pay the reparations fee. It will be charged on a sliding scale of $10 to $50 depending on one’s ability to pay. The event location is Jimi Hendrix Park, owned by the city of Seattle. This raises questions about the legality of a reparations fee.

$50 to prance and lisp seems a little steep to a casual observer.

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As a casual observer: This might be a fun family reunion to watch from a safe distance.

Man finds out his son is his uncle after girlfriend's affair with his granddad

A man has shared his heartbreak over discovering the boy he has raised as his son is technically his uncle, after his girlfriend had a long-running affair with his grandfather


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Tonight's science lesson. On the bright side it isn't math......


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Moar Science.........How to run a Tesla on gasoline. (H/T redc1c4)

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I like my "Dumb" appliances and life in general. Texas power companies automatically raised the temperature of customers' smart thermostats in the middle of a heatwave

Some residents in the state, which is facing a heat wave that's straining its power grid, told KHOU 11 that they had awoken sweating and shocked that their homes had gotten as hot as 78 degrees without them changing the temperature.

It turns out that they had unknowingly enrolled their thermostats in an energy conservation promotion called "Smart Savers Texas," run by a company called EnergyHub, in partnership with power companies. The program gives EnergyHub permission to adjust participants' smart thermostats remotely during times of peak energy demand, in exchange for entry into a sweepstakes.

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This ought to make progtards everywhere piss their pants.

On June 17, 2021, Breitbart News noted Mark and Patricia pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and forfeited the guns they held in a viral video outside of their home. For Mark, that meant forfeiting an AR-15, for Patricia, that meant forfeiting a pistol.

On June 19, 2021, Mark tweeted a photo of himself holding a new AR-15. Mark’s wife, Patricia, is standing behind him in the photo giving a thumbs up:


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The ONT Musical Interlude


On this day: 21 Jun 1975
Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form his own group Rainbow. The group went through many line-up changes with, Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Cozy Powell, Roger Glover, and Doogie White all being members. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Born on this day: 21 Jun 1953
American musician Nils Lofgren. He joined Neil Young's band aged 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. From 1971 to 1974 he recorded four albums with his own band, Grin. He had the 1976 solo album, 'Cry Tough'. Joined Bruce Springsteen E Street Band in 1984. And has been a member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. via thisdayinmusic.com

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There are advantages of purchasing furniture from a company that delivers and hauls away the old. Genius Award Winner.

NEAR MISS Heart-stopping moment woman avoids being killed by sofa thrown from flat by neighbour too lazy to take down stairs

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What is life? This is life. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A baby girl born at just 23 weeks’ gestation was so small that her tiny foot was half the size as her mom’s forefinger, and her entire leg fitted into her sock.

Mom Mirva Rontti, 28, a primary school teacher from Rovaniemi, Finland, was in a classroom when her contractions began. She was rushed to a local hospital where she delivered her tiny daughter, Helmi Elina, in just two pushes.

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Weekly commenter standings for week of 6-20-2021

Top 10 commenters:
1 [619 comments] 'Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)' [87.41 posts/day]
2 [488 comments] 'Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt'
3 [480 comments] 'Just a side note'
4 [434 comments] 'raimondo'
5 [430 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side'
6 [417 comments] 'Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer'
7 [358 comments] 'confederatefifth'
8 [356 comments] 'Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales'
9 [349 comments] 'qdpsteve'
10 [348 comments] 'Skip '

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [423 names] 'raimondo' [59.73 unique names/day]
2 [59 names] 'Duncanthrax'
3 [48 names] 'Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'
4 [44 names] '18-1'
5 [28 names] 'Cicero (@cicero43)'
6 [21 names] 'Bete'
7 [18 names] 'Count de Monet, checked in to the Heartbreak Hotel'
8 [18 names] 'Cicero (@cicero43)'
9 [15 names] 'wth'
10 [15 names] 'From Tinker To Evers To gp, Who Boots It'


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1 Nice!

Posted by: lin-duh at June 21, 2021 09:00 PM (UUBmN)

2 First?!?

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 09:00 PM (mZUr4)

3

In before the mob!

Posted by: Zettai at June 21, 2021 09:00 PM (YQmy3)

4 Majestic mh

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 21, 2021 09:01 PM (EZebt)

5 Howdy!

Posted by: Moonbeam at June 21, 2021 09:01 PM (qe5CM)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 21, 2021 09:01 PM (arJlL)

7 I refuse to believe these photos are real, they are just too unbelievably beautiful!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:01 PM (hOUT3)

8 Dang it, lin-duh -- milliseconds!!

Howdy Hordelings! Hello Mis Hum!

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 09:02 PM (mZUr4)

9 The Divine Comedy

Posted by: jake at June 21, 2021 09:02 PM (ge7+P)

10 So, raimundo is a sock! Did not know that.

Kudos

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 21, 2021 09:02 PM (EZebt)

11 That mountain looks like a giant cruller.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 21, 2021 09:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

12 BTW, well done lin-duh!
But it was a near thing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:02 PM (hOUT3)

13 Evening, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at June 21, 2021 09:02 PM (Ap6+r)

14 Evening!

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at June 21, 2021 09:04 PM (CjFDo)

15 Deep Purple -- Machine Head

Oh yeah. Evenin', all. And thanks to Mis Hum for another ONT.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 21, 2021 09:04 PM (F0YaR)

16 good evening

Posted by: wing at June 21, 2021 09:04 PM (JFzNN)

17 I'm watching "Streets of Fire" (1984). Weird rock 'n' roll fairy tale that feels like it's set in the 1950's as art directed by the 1980's (there's tailfins AND teal neon). Good soundtrack.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 21, 2021 09:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

18 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Questionable Procedures.

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from what country is that license plate ???

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2021 09:05 PM (V13WU)

19 "Feel free to do what you want. Unless we tell you not to."
Rules, they're just for you.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:05 PM (r1z5A)

20 I wondered if any of the athletes were going to pull a stunt like that. Wonder no more.

Posted by: windbag at June 21, 2021 09:05 PM (gFkVZ)

21 raimondo ? no way.

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2021 09:05 PM (V13WU)

22 Posted by: GnuBreed at June 21, 2021 09:04 PM (F0YaR)

You're welcome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:05 PM (aA3+G)

23 Evening, everyone! Under a tornado warning here in New Yorkistan. Interesting times.

Posted by: Toni at June 21, 2021 09:06 PM (/c+mq)

24 That mountain looks like a giant cruller.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)

Dieting ?

Posted by: JT at June 21, 2021 09:06 PM (arJlL)

25 21 raimondo ? no way.
Posted by: runner at June 21, 2021 09:05 PM (V13WU)


I might be next

Posted by: Hector at June 21, 2021 09:06 PM (aA3+G)

26 Man mountain (that funky mountain).

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 21, 2021 09:06 PM (vuisn)

27 Monmouth University has released their new COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming semester, which requires all students to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Not surprised. This is "Shut up and do what you're told" . Exactly what liberalism has become.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 21, 2021 09:06 PM (+lVUW)

28 ONT!!!

Thank you, MisHum!

Posted by: Ladyl at June 21, 2021 09:07 PM (TdMsT)

29 from what country is that license plate ???
Posted by: runner


Going out on a limb here. It's third world.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:07 PM (r1z5A)

30 SMR auto repair!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 21, 2021 09:07 PM (EZebt)

31 Darling {{{Wing}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (TdMsT)

32 29 from what country is that license plate ???
Posted by: runner


Going out on a limb here. It's third world.
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:07 PM (r1z5A)


So East St. Louis?

Posted by: Hector at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (aA3+G)

33 ?

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (4Jold)

34 I've seen a variation on the car jack pic, with the mechanic welding next to the gas tank.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (aZjf1)

35 I am intrigued !

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (V13WU)

36 >>The event location is Jimi Hendrix Park, owned by the city of Seattle.

'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 21, 2021 09:10 PM (vuisn)

37 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Questionable Procedures.
You assume he's working on the car, but I think he's setting a trap for a Mini Cooper.

Posted by: pep at June 21, 2021 09:10 PM (v16oJ)

38 I've seen a variation on the car jack pic, with the mechanic welding next to the gas tank.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (aZjf1)


I've seen that one too and thought it funny that it was such a very short video!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:10 PM (hOUT3)

39 Thank you, Mis Hum!

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:11 PM (a7ZrL)

40 That bmx fag can go eat his bag and dick.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:11 PM (aZjf1)

41 Is it cruel to hope that Chelsea Wolfe crashes in the first turn of its first race?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 21, 2021 09:11 PM (Q9lwr)

42 39 Thank you, Mis Hum!
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:11 PM (a7ZrL)


You're welcome. Thanks for your recent work.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:12 PM (aA3+G)

43 Love Bob Segar. And Streets of Fire is bizarrely good. The Blasters One Bad Stud is epic.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 21, 2021 09:12 PM (uys7x)

44 I've seen a variation on the car jack pic, with the mechanic welding next to the gas tank.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (aZjf1)
I've seen that one too and thought it funny that it was such a very short video!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Brought to you by Kaboom!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:12 PM (aZjf1)

45 There aren't any spider in here, are there?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 21, 2021 09:12 PM (kTF2Z)

46 41 Is it cruel to hope that Chelsea Wolfe crashes in the first turn of its first race?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 21, 2021 09:11 PM (Q9lwr)


If you didn't I would be very disappointed with you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:12 PM (aA3+G)

47 Is it cruel to hope that Chelsea Wolfe crashes in the first turn of its first race?
Posted by: CharlieBrown


it is not crul enough

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:13 PM (4Jold)

48 A pleasant evening after a delicious meal. Kicked back in recliner, cat on lap, bourbon in glass on table, six-pound kitty snoozin' on my lap.

Pity, I don't burn the cigars indoors. Still..

ONT Greetings, Horde!

CHEERS!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 21, 2021 09:13 PM (QzJWU)

49 and how little it seems to matter to many consumers

Well as long as Rap'n'ho is a Subway spokes-thing, I won't be one of their consumers. And for a long time after she is gone.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 21, 2021 09:14 PM (EughT)

50 My goal is that while setting the U.S. flag on fire on the podium, Chelsea Wolfe will accidentally set himself on fire as well.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:14 PM (pxDdN)

51 After a lawsuit claimed that the gigantic sandwich chain Subway was lying about using real tuna in its food, a reporter from The New York Times decided to investigate.

Oooooooooh, my favorite source of trusted journalism.

That said, a previous study of the Teh New Hotness in foodie restaurants, blackened redfish, found that DNA testing proved that 90% of the 'redfish' served actually had no redfish in the dish.

Because the federal limits on harvesting redfish makes it damn near impossible to get real redfish. One fish per day, per person, no commercial exemptions.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 21, 2021 09:15 PM (F0YaR)

52 Aren't most flags flame retarded nowadays?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 21, 2021 09:16 PM (vuisn)

53 in fairness, the bmx guy is an adult that rides s pedl pwred dirt bik for a living and pretends not to have a dick.

think the universe has him right where it wants him.

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:16 PM (4Jold)

54 The event location is Jimi Hendrix Park, owned by the city of Seattle.

'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 21, 2021 09:10 PM (vuisn)


Snort!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:16 PM (axyOa)

55 My goal is that while setting the U.S. flag on fire on the podium, Chelsea Wolfe will accidentally set himself on fire as well.
Posted by: Dr. T


In the stadium is as close as that little snot is going to get.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:17 PM (r1z5A)

56 I give better survival odds on the guy from a few weeks ago with the ladder leaning from one roof to another than I do on 2x4 holding-up-car guy.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 21, 2021 09:17 PM (EughT)

57
Dark skies late this afternoon and lots of booming, but no rain.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:17 PM (mht8P)

58 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: wing at June 21, 2021 09:18 PM (JFzNN)

59 in fairness the family that owns subway is about as mercenary as any capitalist out there. when they are not trying to figure out how to get more $, which I am good with, they are trying to figure out new ways to hose their franchisees.

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:18 PM (4Jold)

60 7:15 here in Blue State of Oregon. Governor Kate Brown is still envouraging everyone and their dog to get vaccinated. It's 89 degrees (I fairly melt)... listening to Nils Lofgren. Had no clue what his music was. He's ok..

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater at June 21, 2021 09:18 PM (gWAUD)

61 ..Because the federal limits on harvesting redfish makes it damn near impossible to get real redfish. One fish per day, per person, no commercial exemptions.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 21, 2021 09:15 PM (F0YaR)


Izzat specifyin' Red Drum (Bull Red), or Red Snapper (usually caught deeper, 100'~150'). Just had Red Snapper for dinner last night, bought fresh off the boat at Katie's Seafood Market, Harborside Blvd., Galveston, TX


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 21, 2021 09:18 PM (QzJWU)

62 Not surprised. This is "Shut up and do what you're told" . Exactly what liberalism has become.
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 21, 2021 09:06 PM (+lVUW)

"Shut up and do what you're told" is most of life.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 21, 2021 09:18 PM (II3Gr)

63 I'm torn on the Texas thermostat thing. On the one hand, this is exactly why no one should have "smart" devices, or let them be hooked into a grid like that. On the other hand, 78 degrees? Really? Half the time, I get cold if the A/C is on 78 for very long.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:20 PM (pxDdN)

64 "Shut up and do what you're told" is most of life.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 21, 2021 09:18 PM (II3Gr)


Only if you pay attention!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:20 PM (hOUT3)

65 Just had Red Snapper for dinner last night, bought fresh off the boat at Katie's Seafood Market, Harborside Blvd., Galveston, TX


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Damn!
My mom made the best red snapper.
Long ago...on a stove far away.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:20 PM (axyOa)

66 yeah, good old common sense thermstat reform.

now do mags

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:21 PM (4Jold)

67 In the stadium is as close as that little snot is going to get.
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:17 PM (r1z5A)


Ah well. Maybe he'll set himself on fire somewhere else.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:21 PM (pxDdN)

68 Only if you pay attention!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:20 PM (hOUT3)

I knew I was doing something wrong!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 21, 2021 09:21 PM (II3Gr)

69
Would everyone please stop talking about seafood? I haven't had any dinner and it's making me hungry.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:22 PM (mht8P)

70 Not surprised. This is "Shut up and do what you're told" . Exactly what liberalism has become.
Posted by: n




its a trap

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:22 PM (4Jold)

71 Posted by: Jim at June 21, 2021 09:18 PM (QzJWU)

I saw your post on that. Redfish =/= Red snapper.

Different critters, with different limits. You can catch TWO red snappers per day.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 21, 2021 09:22 PM (F0YaR)

72 Evening Horde.
92 for a high and 24% humidity today in central WA.
Not bad and I haven't put the a/c unit in the window yet. I had three waifs, well, pre teens, who were out walking ask for water this afternoon. Two of them looked pretty shaky so, of course I did. Had them sit in the shade out front.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at June 21, 2021 09:23 PM (FtJ1S)

73 So Miklos socked raimondo and that name got caught by the hash counter. Poetic LOL

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:23 PM (a7ZrL)

74 Would everyone please stop talking about seafood? I haven't had any dinner and it's making me hungry.
Posted by: H


in fairness, when has anybody ever had a big seafood dinner and been too stuffed to eat another bite?

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:23 PM (4Jold)

75 Different critters, with different limits. You can catch TWO red snappers per day.
Posted by: G



the mythical mother daughter threesome

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:24 PM (4Jold)

76 test.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 21, 2021 09:24 PM (nxdel)

77

in fairness, when has anybody ever had a big seafood dinner and been too stuffed to eat another bite?
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:23 PM (4Jold)


Yes. At Young's Lobster Pound in Belfast, Maine.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 21, 2021 09:24 PM (TdMsT)

78 Hmmm.. okay a few minutes ago I got an error message. Guess it didn't like my comment.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 21, 2021 09:25 PM (nxdel)

79 Yes. At Young's Lobster Pound in Belfast, Maine.
Posted by: Ladyl


yeah but it was not just the seafood

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:25 PM (4Jold)

80 52 Aren't most flags flame retarded nowadays?
Posted by: Dr. Varno


I dunno, but some athletes are definitely retarded. Also, a lot of actors.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 21, 2021 09:25 PM (+lVUW)

81 in fairness, when has anybody ever had a big seafood dinner and been too stuffed to eat another bite?
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:23 PM (4Jold)


Me, literally all the time. I have thrown up in the seafood restaurant parking lot because I ate too much. Actually, that was how I celebrated New Year's once.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:25 PM (pxDdN)

82 That thermostat pictured in the Texas heat wave story is the type in our new house. The prior owners were kinda techy.

Anyway, one of the first things I want to do is tear the darn thing out. It doesn't maintain my settings anyway. We don't even have internet service yet and that thing already has a mind of its own.

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:26 PM (tcsxg)

83 Oh yes!
A very fine ONT once again.
Feeling lazy over here - probably just gonna lurk....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:26 PM (colGo)

84 And

Howdy, beloved Horde! I'm so thankful for you!

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:26 PM (tcsxg)

85 I want to speak to the manager! https://tinyurl.com/5dhfc6ba

Posted by: Karen at June 21, 2021 09:26 PM (3Bi4L)

86 When we first heard about them, my wife and I agreed that we would NEVER allow a "smart thermostat" to be installed in our home. If I had to, I would yank it out and put a simple on/off switch in its place.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 09:27 PM (rfYv5)

87 ..My mom made the best red snapper.
Long ago...on a stove far away. Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:20 PM (axyOa)


Most folks tend to either deep fry or pan blacken their Red Snapper.

Oh, but here's a way. Broil the seasoned filets, same way you'd do for an Alaskan Halibut.

NOM!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 21, 2021 09:27 PM (QzJWU)

88 Would everyone please stop talking about seafood? I haven't had any dinner and it's making me hungry.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:22 PM (mht8P)

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Let's see, there's fried shrimp, grilled shrimp, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, pineapple shrimp, coconut shrimp. That's...that's about it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 21, 2021 09:27 PM (kTF2Z)

89 Howdy, beloved Horde! I'm so thankful for you!
Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:26 PM (tcsxg)


Emmie, where in Arkansas will you be relocating to? I'm bound for the Batesville area come August.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (pxDdN)

90 Different critters, with different limits. You can catch TWO red snappers per day.
Posted by: G

the mythical mother daughter threesome
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:24 PM (4Jold)
***

Mom! You still awake?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (axyOa)

91 The Missus and I are looking at moving to the east slope of the Bighorns. Preferably a little way away from Sheridan and Story. That area is unsettling in how quickly the fucking leftist locusts are moving in. Fortunately, the Bighorn massif is yuge, and largely unspoiled.

I also like the west slope, Ten Sleep, etc.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (x8Wzq)

92 Most folks tend to either deep fry or pan blacken their Red Snapper.

NOM!

Jim


just wax it and go

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (4Jold)

93 Love this movie. Greaser punk motorcycles explode in fireballs when shot by a rifle, or crash into anything, a la The Simpsons.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (Dc2NZ)

94 I threw up a couple of years ago on new years eve but it was food poisoning

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (pvg5V)

95 in fairness, when has anybody ever had a big seafood dinner and been too stuffed to eat another bite?
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:23 PM (4Jold)
Yes. At Young's Lobster Pound in Belfast, Maine.
Posted by: Ladyl at June 21, 2021 09:24 PM (TdMsT)


And Blue Ridge Seafood in Gainesville VA!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (hOUT3)

96 Subway most likely was not serving tuna.

The article was either poorly written or slanted, but it leaves out the most likely cause for shennanigans - their suppliers are cheating them.

A HUGE amount of fish sold in the US is not what it is purported to be.

Posted by: somedood at June 21, 2021 09:29 PM (C35Jn)

97 78 Hmmm.. okay a few minutes ago I got an error message. Guess it didn't like my comment.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 21, 2021 09:25 PM (nxdel)

My advice? Complain to Ace.
Perhaps if the Horde contacts him enough changes will be made.

Maybe, perhaps......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:29 PM (aA3+G)

98 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (x8Wzq)

Will the locusts survive a Wyoming winter?

Posted by: clutch at June 21, 2021 09:30 PM (9VhJu)

99 Let's see, there's fried shrimp, grilled shrimp, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, pineapple shrimp, coconut shrimp. That's...that's about it.
Posted by: Duke Lowell


I swear towards the end of the shrimp list, he says Detlef Schrempt.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:30 PM (r1z5A)

100 While in the field in Grafenwohr they cut us loose with a deuce and a half to see Deep Purple in Nuremberg. A long night if I recall correctly. 73 or 74?

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 09:30 PM (+ya+t)

101 Mom! You still awake?
Posted by: Diogenes





in fairness, if I remember the story the twist was that the daughter was not going to be involved.

Wasn't that why she said, "Here mom, you are going to need these." then the daughter spit her teeth out for mother to use.

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:30 PM (4Jold)

102 That area is unsettling in how quickly the fucking leftist locusts are moving in.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

No doubt agitating for bike paths for dickless bmxers.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:30 PM (aZjf1)

103
A HUGE amount of fish sold in the US is not what it is purported to be.
Posted by: somedood at June 21, 2021 09:29 PM (C35Jn)

__________

I think a huge amount of beef is not what it is purported to be.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (mht8P)

104 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (x8Wzq)

Will the locusts survive a Wyoming winter?
Posted by: clutch at June 21, 2021 09:30 PM (9VhJu)

Looks like. They fucking ruined Jackson, and are bum-fucking my hometown of Cody just as hard.

I fucking hate leftists.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (x8Wzq)

105 A HUGE amount of fish sold in the US is not what it is purported to be.
Posted by: s


finder

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:32 PM (4Jold)

106 Maybe, perhaps......
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:29 PM (aA3+G)


Isn't it great that our beloved COBs have such great senses of humor?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:32 PM (hOUT3)

107 Oh yes!
A very fine ONT once again.
Feeling lazy over here - probably just gonna lurk....
Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:26 PM (colGo)

No lurking, COMM!

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 09:32 PM (mZUr4)

108 I think a huge amount of beef is not what it is purported to be.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (mht8P)[/]i

Neigh!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:32 PM (hOUT3)

109 The filling in our 'tuna' sandwiches is better than tuna.

It's tUUna!

Posted by: Subway Customer Relations Department at June 21, 2021 09:32 PM (L2ZTs)

110 Pug, the wind always blows in Wyoming, including winter. They won't last for long.

Posted by: clutch at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (9VhJu)

111 Looks like. They fucking ruined Jackson, and are bum-fucking my hometown of Cody just as hard.

I fucking hate leftists.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (x8Wzq)


Red states really need to start looking at how far they can go in toughening up their residency requirements for voting and such.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (pxDdN)

112 Me, literally all the time. I have thrown up in the seafood restaurant parking lot because I ate too much. Actually, that was how I celebrated New Year's once.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:25 PM (pxDdN)

so did you go back in and fill up again after that?

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (rfYv5)

113 >>I think a huge amount of beef is not what it is purported to be. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (mht8P)

I think 'potted meat product' contains very little meat.

Posted by: ZOD at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (xK9An)

114 normally dont run our AC less than 78 as it seems to run alot. Ive been in houses that have been at 65, no chance ours could ever do that. Probably should get it checked but its still 'working'

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 21, 2021 09:34 PM (+I6Y/)

115 Hey everybody. Hey ONT. Hmmm, #9? Better than #6 I guess. I'm slowly growing a life.

Did anyone know, today is National Disgruntled Employees Day? In honor of today...

https://tinyurl.com/ucbcm37c

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:34 PM (L2ZTs)

116 Mrs. Sock's response to the questionable procedures picture was " this is why women live longer than men. "

Posted by: Sock Monkey * shade tree mechanic at June 21, 2021 09:34 PM (DtHXW)

117 Wait a minute...
Miklos didn't make the list?
So disappointing.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:34 PM (colGo)

118 Whaaaat? This crab flavored pollock isn't real crab?

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (r1z5A)

119 Subway would NEVER buy tuna from China would they?

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (+ya+t)

120 While in the field in Grafenwohr they cut us loose with a deuce and a half to see Deep Purple in Nuremberg. A long night if I recall correctly. 73 or 74?
Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 09:30 PM (+ya+t)

You had a deuce and a half while at Graf???
Luxery!
I had a gamma goat that wouldnt ever start, and i saw a picture of Deep Purple.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (axyOa)

121 I think a huge amount of beef is not what it is purported to be.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (mht8P)

Tonight's special is a delightful 6 oz. Scrapple Filet.

Posted by: Mainah at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (60SMO)

122 Red states really need to start looking at how far they can go in toughening up their residency requirements for voting and such.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (pxDdN)


Have no fear that SCCJ John Roberts would say that long-term residents of a state have no standing to define residency requirements!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (hOUT3)

123 Pug, the wind always blows in Wyoming, including winter. They won't last for long.
Posted by: clutch at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (9VhJu)

I wish I shared your optimism. These monsters consume all things beautiful.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (x8Wzq)

124 Just like Monmouth University, my place of work is requiring proof of vaccination. They then assign you a QR code. I hate submitting, and haven't submitted yet, but I do need to put food on the table. And if I submit, I feel like im contributing to the rising authoritarianism.

It might be in bad taste, but im thinking of of getting a temporary QR code tattoo and putting on my forearm. But I actually do think it's in bad taste and I don't think anyone there would get the implication.

Good grief, everything is broken and ugly.

Posted by: InCali at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (ov5G+)

125 106 Maybe, perhaps......
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:29 PM (aA3+G)

Isn't it great that our beloved COBs have such great senses of humor?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:32 PM (hOUT3)


Yup and don't forget the Dynamic Dental Insurance Co policy we all have.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (aA3+G)

126 Doof!

If you're here, I can't imagine lurking...
But hey. I might lurk anyway...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (colGo)

127 so did you go back in and fill up again after that?
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (rfYv5)


Nope. I get nauseous, and I'm down for the count.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (pxDdN)

128 Love this movie. Greaser punk motorcycles explode in fireballs when shot by a rifle, or crash into anything, a la The Simpsons.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (Dc2NZ)


Is that the Willem Dafoe one?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (ghoDT)

129

Howdy, beloved Horde! I'm so thankful for you!
Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:26 PM (tcsxg)


We're thankful for you, too, {{{Emmie}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (TdMsT)

130 I really didn't need to see two homosexuals kissing in a Kay Jewelers commercial.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (ufFY8)

131 I think 'potted meat product' contains very little meat.
Posted by: ZOD at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (xK9An)


And it never has enough pot!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (hOUT3)

132 A HUGE amount of fish sold in the US is not what it is purported to be.
Posted by: somedood at June 21, 2021 09:29 PM (C35Jn)__________

I think a huge amount of beef is not what it is purported to be.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (mht8P)

one of my favorite internet pics is of a signboard menu at a chinese restaurant with the prices for different kinds of meat you could have cooked into your meat - it included "Chicken" at $2.50 and "Real Chicken" at $4.50!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (rfYv5)

133 The Subway story sounds like the standard garbage from the liberal idiots. Always trying to claim "OMG the fast food restaurant isn't using real meat!" They pulled this shit with taco bell before. And then there's always the classic McDonalds burger compared to a homemade burger and after 6 weeks there's no mold on the mcdonalds!

Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (vMCab)

134 Wait a minute...
Miklos didn't make the list?
So disappointing.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:34 PM




I suspect 'raimondo' is, in fact, our own dear Miklos...

Posted by: Zettai at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (YQmy3)

135 Had leftover fried shrimp today. Made a damn fine feast yesterday for Father's Day. Fried shrimp in the air fryer, sirloins and baked potatoes on the grill, and some very tasty baked beans.

Shrimp turned out great in the air fryer. And we had some great cocktail sauce with extra hot horseradish.

Nobody was hungry!!

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (mZUr4)

136 Re seafood: last night I had a wild sockeye salmon filet for dinner, salted and dabbed with Jack Daniels bbq sauce. Was de-lish with just the right touch of sweetness. Think I'll stick with wild sockeye salmon in my diet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:37 PM (L2ZTs)

137 116 Mrs. Sock's response to the questionable procedures picture was " this is why women live longer than men. "
Posted by: Sock Monkey * shade tree mechanic at June 21, 2021 09:34 PM (DtHXW)


Maybe because they want to leave first.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:37 PM (aA3+G)

138 Maybe if you spent more time getting better and not jerkin your lady gherkin on fucking Twitter, you might actually make it on to the podium

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:37 PM (6FeV1)

139 The Subway story sounds like the standard garbage from the liberal idiots. Always trying to claim "OMG the fast food restaurant isn't using real meat!" They pulled this shit with taco bell before. And then there's always the classic McDonalds burger compared to a homemade burger and after 6 weeks there's no mold on the mcdonalds!
Posted by: b


wouldn't they want it to be nottuna notmeat?

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:37 PM (4Jold)

140 I had a gamma goat that wouldnt ever start, and i saw a picture of Deep Purple.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (axyOa)

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

Oh, what I wouldn't have done to have a gamma goat! We had rancid goat cheese and purple kool aid.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 21, 2021 09:38 PM (kTF2Z)

141 I might lurk anyway...
Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (colGo)


COMM: Lurking is better than not being here, but participating is even better!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:38 PM (hOUT3)

142 I had a blast from the past today... saw one of the old early 1980s "Coffee Achievers" commercials with David Bowie.

MisHum, weren't you one of the original Coffee Achievers?

I on the other hand joined a rival group... the "Candy Assisted." We became known as the Candy Asses in a flash and had to give up the club.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:38 PM (L2ZTs)

143 Can you sell fish as "alleged"?

Posted by: klaftern at June 21, 2021 09:38 PM (r4sI4)

144
Nope. I get nauseous, and I'm down for the count.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (pxDdN)"

Lightweight!!!

Posted by: Emperor Nero at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (rfYv5)

145 108 I think a huge amount of beef is not what it is purported to be.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (mht8P)[/]i

Neigh!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft!


I had a hamburger in Paris that tasted strange. I've heard they use kangaroo meat there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (+lVUW)

146 Fantastic photo up top and great tune behind it. Thanks for the girthy ONT, Mis Hum!

Thanks for the Nils Lofgren too!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (rwusL)

147 131 I think 'potted meat product' contains very little meat.
Posted by: ZOD at June 21, 2021 09:33 PM (xK9An)

And it never has enough pot!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (hOUT3)

Are you speaking from experience ?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (aA3+G)

148 It might be in bad taste, but im thinking of of getting a temporary QR code tattoo and putting on my forearm. But I actually do think it's in bad taste and I don't think anyone there would get the implication.

Good grief, everything is broken and ugly.
Posted by: InCali at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (ov5G+)


Maybe if you put it on your forehead or right hand, that would get the point across to a few people. Although, others might see it and think it looked cool.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (pxDdN)

149 I wish I shared your optimism. These monsters consume all things beautiful.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman


Ten Sleep and its environs will steer one right. Used to have a few relatives out that way...

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (r1z5A)

150 I had a hamburger in Paris that tasted strange. I've heard they use kangaroo meat there.
Posted by: n



neigh

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (4Jold)

151 Boned Rolled Pig is, and has always been, just what it says on the pallet.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (ghoDT)

152 As we reflect on the significance of what this day symbolizes, let's keep fighting to address the lasting consequences of slavery. Next step: reparations. -- Rep. Ilhan Omar
---
What's the next step after that, Ilhan? Hmm?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (OssQ4)

153 hogmartin, but who bones it? Hunter Biden perhaps?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (L2ZTs)

154 134

Hmm maybe. Yes. Point to ponder....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (colGo)

155 I assume all adult commuting bike riders have too many DUIs to drive and treat them accordingly.

Posted by: Jean at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (Xih1H)

156 So this thread is all about seafood.

Mine was strippers and porn.

The Horde moves in mysterious ways.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (a7ZrL)

157 Is that the Willem Dafoe one?
Posted by: hogmartin at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (ghoDT)

Willem Defoe in pleather fisherman's waders/apron.

It's a look.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (Dc2NZ)

158 Doof!

If you're here, I can't imagine lurking...
But hey. I might lurk anyway...
Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (colGo)


It's early -- lurk for a while then jump back in later

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (mZUr4)

159 142 I had a blast from the past today... saw one of the old early 1980s "Coffee Achievers" commercials with David Bowie.

Bowie wasn't on coffee when he was Achieving in that Dick Cavett Show clip.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (vuisn)

160 klaftern,

look for something called "Fysh" to start showing up on fast food menus...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (L2ZTs)

161 Well, if'n the Wy locusts tend to have smart thermostats, perhaps power co patriots can turn them down to 0 in the winter...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (aZjf1)

162 I'll have the between-one-and-three-na melt, please.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (6FeV1)

163 I assume all adult commuting bike riders have too many DUIs to drive and treat them accordingly.
Posted by: Jean at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (Xih1H)
--------------

Or, they're paying so much child support, they can't afford a car.

At least, according to a friend.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (2SdPm)

164 156 So this thread is all about seafood.

Mine was strippers and porn.

The Horde moves in mysterious ways.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (a7ZrL)

Cat herding on occasion.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (aA3+G)

165 Have no fear that SCCJ John Roberts would say that long-term residents of a state have no standing to define residency requirements!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM


Dread Pirate Roberts doesn't have to.
Dunn v. Blumstein, 405 U.S. 330 (1972)
Basically a state can close registration 30 days before the election, and that's about it.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (EughT)

166 Emmie, where in Arkansas will you be relocating to? I'm bound for the Batesville area come August.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:28 PM (pxDdN


Dr. T, we are in the NW part of the state. We will be out of town the third weekend of August, but if you will be passing through some other time that month, we'd love to meet you!

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (tcsxg)

167 look for something called "Fysh" to start showing up on fast food menus...
Posted by: qdpsteve


"Better than Fish"

Posted by: BigCicada at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (QzkSJ)

168 >>They pulled this shit with taco bell before.

Saw a 'workplace hygiene expose' video that showed a woman on the prep line at a Taco Bell. Adds meat and lettuce to tacos, squirms a hand under the elastic 'belt' of her uniform pants and scratches her bits with purpose, resumes taco-building without missing a beat.

I'm confident Gordita Grandes contain very real pubic hair.

Posted by: ZOD at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (xK9An)

169 Emmie, really?
Are you anywhere near Mansfield AR? I have family there. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)

170 The Subway story sounds like the standard garbage from the liberal idiots. Always trying to claim "OMG the fast food restaurant isn't using real meat!" They pulled this shit with taco bell before. And then there's always the classic McDonalds burger compared to a homemade burger and after 6 weeks there's no mold on the mcdonalds!
Posted by: buzzion

I'm flattered

Posted by: Zombie Upton Sinclair at June 21, 2021 09:42 PM (Xih1H)

171 Willem Defoe in pleather fisherman's waders/apron.

It's a look.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 21, 2021 09:40 PM (Dc2NZ)


I don't remember a thing about that movie except that he's in it, someone has a lever gun, and it is, as you said, the 1950s assembled from discarded 1980s parts.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 21, 2021 09:42 PM (ghoDT)

172 "It's Beyond Fish! It's Fysh!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)

173 I've seen a variation on the car jack pic, with the mechanic welding next to the gas tank.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (aZjf1)

When you have the car tilted that far, it's near the balance point, so the pressure on the 2X4 isn't all that great. Biggest risk is pushing too hard on the wrench, and toppling it away from you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:43 PM (fcFoM)

174 wouldn't they want it to be nottuna notmeat?
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:37 PM (4Jold)



Most of this was before they started going all in on their fake meat. And I'm sure they'd still love to kill fast food businesses anyway.

Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 09:43 PM (vMCab)

175 Good grief, everything is broken and ugly.
Posted by: InCali at June 21, 2021 09:35 PM (ov5G+)


Yo - InCali!

Sent you an email a few days ago. Just making sure you got it.

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 09:43 PM (mZUr4)

176 Cat herding on occasion.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

*licks place on cat doll where the bad CoB touched him*

Posted by: Morris the Cat at June 21, 2021 09:43 PM (QzkSJ)

177 Totally agree with the Charlotte councilman.
All we are doing is enabling addicts and grifters.

Posted by: pj at June 21, 2021 09:44 PM (G1dq6)

178 Hey CH! Always love your welcomes!
I'm just really feeling laid back and lazy tonight.

But I am present

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:44 PM (colGo)

179 if you missed it before

https://twitter.com/i/status/1406897114639175681

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 09:44 PM (4Jold)

180 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:43 PM (fcFoM)

That almost sounds like someone who has been there and done that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:44 PM (hOUT3)

181 173 I've seen a variation on the car jack pic, with the mechanic welding next to the gas tank.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (aZjf1)

When you have the car tilted that far, it's near the balance point, so the pressure on the 2X4 isn't all that great. Biggest risk is pushing too hard on the wrench, and toppling it away from you.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:43 PM (fcFoM)


I'm sure the chock block in that photo would help prevent that AOP

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 09:45 PM (aA3+G)

182 The meat self identified as Tuna.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 09:45 PM (rfYv5)

183 Hiya Comm!

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 09:45 PM (+ya+t)

184 look for something called "Fysh" to start showing up on fast food menus...
Posted by: qdpsteve


"Better than Fish"
Posted by: BigCicada at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (QzkSJ)


Have you noticed the drop in cicadas lately?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:45 PM (axyOa)

185 But I am present
Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:44 PM (colGo)


Most excellent!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:46 PM (hOUT3)

186 The event location is Jimi Hendrix Park, owned by the city of Seattle.

'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 21, 2021 09:10 PM (vuisn)

You know what's really funny here, is that they are antagonizing those people they need to support them, financially and otherwise. We rednecks would never go to such an event, and would mock the Hell out of it, so would not pay the Danegeld to get into it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:46 PM (fcFoM)

187 @Emmie & qdp,

Sweet! I wonder if we can arrange another Lake of the Ozarks MoMe this year with mnw and Salty.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:46 PM (pxDdN)

188 "It's Beyond Fish! It's Fysh!"
Posted by: qdpsteve

So fysh dycks are hard as tyts?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:46 PM (aZjf1)

189 Dunn v. Blumstein, 405 U.S. 330 (1972)
Basically a state can close registration 30 days before the election, and that's about it.
Posted by: Chuck C

Maybe a tax than, (I) anyone not born in Texas shall have to pay a $5000 tax to assume the rights and privileges of citizenship. (II) Anyone seeking to transfer citizenship from another State, territory, or country shall be required to provide a quit claim showing all duties and taxes have been resolved.

Posted by: Jean at June 21, 2021 09:46 PM (Xih1H)

190 DLV, ryght!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:47 PM (L2ZTs)

191 Posted by: Ladyl at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}!!! Hope things are well with you!

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:47 PM (tcsxg)

192 Forget the tuna at subway, I'm more worried about the cold cut trio made of lentils, slime mold, and various and sundry rodent assholes.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:47 PM (6FeV1)

193 You assume he's working on the car, but I think he's setting a trap for a Mini Cooper.
Posted by: pep at June 21, 2021 09:10 PM (v16oJ)

I saw a real Mini on the road today. Guaranteed to contain zero BMW parts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:47 PM (fcFoM)

194 You would think that scrunt Ilhan Omar would have a little a gratitude for the country that took her in and saved her from a life of misery and now walks the halls of power. I'm surprised she didn't go to some country that isn't overrun with white supremacists and racial oppression like, say, all of black Africa

Posted by: Ripley at June 21, 2021 09:47 PM (PTDkx)

195 My women for 2024 AOC/Ilhan Omar. They care about ameriKKKa.

Posted by: raimondo at June 21, 2021 09:48 PM (CZibF)

196 181 173 I've seen a variation on the car jack pic, with the mechanic welding next to the gas tank.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (aZjf1)

one of the most chilling pictures of that kind was a crew in Beirut, a few days before the huge explosion that wiped out part of the city, welding on a metal door just a couple feet away from several thousand tons of ammonium nitrate. That's why no one will ever know if it was a Mossad operation or just standard Arab carelessness with dangerous things.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 09:48 PM (rfYv5)

197
neigh
Posted by: confederatefifth


Yeah. Eating horse bothers me more than eating Roo.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 21, 2021 09:48 PM (+lVUW)

198 I actually knew the owner of a small sandwich shop once. She named their tuna sandwich "Tuna, Tuna, Tuna."

I joked with her about that. "Bet you were up all night thinking of that name weren'tcha?" (I was an asshole then.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:48 PM (L2ZTs)

199 Man discovers son is his uncle.

I'm my own grandpa!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid channels Ray Stevens at June 21, 2021 09:48 PM (n/szn)

200 So fysh dycks are hard as tyts?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:46 PM (aZjf1)

I feel like this should be illuminated on vellum....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:49 PM (6FeV1)

201 183
Hi buddy!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:49 PM (colGo)

202 >> the cold cut trio made of ... various and sundry rodent assholes. Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:47 PM (6FeV1)

"Animals were harmed in the making of this Subway Spicy Italian sub."

Posted by: ZOD at June 21, 2021 09:49 PM (xK9An)

203 Are you anywhere near Mansfield AR? I have family there. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)


We're north of there. Do you ever visit?

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:49 PM (tcsxg)

204 Emmie, no but I hope to later this year or early next year.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (L2ZTs)

205 My mom made the best red snapper.
Long ago...on a stove far away.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:20 PM (axyOa)

Frido Kahlo had a Red snapper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (fcFoM)

206 I've seen a variation on the car jack pic, with the mechanic welding next to the gas tank.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:08 PM (aZjf1)


Was getting gas today and a typical seattle shitbird was smoking a cigarette on the next island over.
Stoopid.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (axyOa)

207 You can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish!

Posted by: REO Speedwagon at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (rfYv5)

208 Is it raimondo or Miklos?

I'm kind of curios

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (a7ZrL)

209 So the troll is top sock puppeteer?

What happened with Miklos.

Weird not seeing him on the list.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (UoJTm)

210 Evening, 'rons and 'ettes, especially {{{Ladyl}}} and {{{Emmie}}} if I may be so bold.

I hope that BMX dude lands hard and crushes the cojones he denies having.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at June 21, 2021 09:51 PM (Agr8U)

211 Subway Fissh Suckses!

Posted by: Gollum at June 21, 2021 09:51 PM (3Bi4L)

212 Truth is Subway has a lot of secrets.

Don't ask what's really in their "Coke"...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:52 PM (L2ZTs)

213 Man discovers son is his uncle.



I'm my own grandpa!
--------
Or his own monkey's uncle.

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 09:52 PM (+ya+t)

214 When we first heard about them, my wife and I agreed that we would NEVER allow a "smart thermostat" to be installed in our home. If I had to, I would yank it out and put a simple on/off switch in its place.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 09:27 PM (rfYv5)

Heh. Leave the "smart" thermostat in, and powered up, to take advantage of the powerco discount, but leave the actual controlling of the heat/AC to a dumb thermostat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:53 PM (fcFoM)

215 Sweet! I wonder if we can arrange another Lake of the Ozarks MoMe this year with mnw and Salty.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:46 PM (pxDdN


That would be a great idea! We haven't met mnw yet and we're past due for a visit with Salty.

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:53 PM (tcsxg)

216 Yellowstone SMOD?

Earthquake swarm at Yellowstone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_9emPadzr4

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 09:54 PM (UoJTm)

217 Miklos. Please go to the white courtesy phone.
Some morons need to speak with you. Now.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:54 PM (colGo)

218 Poetry in Motion ONT Compliance GIFs

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

Posted by: kbdabear at June 21, 2021 09:54 PM (qAR6u)

219 209 So the troll is top sock puppeteer?

What happened with Miklos.

Weird not seeing him on the list.
Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (UoJTm)



It likely is Miklos. The fact that the total number of comments made is only about 10 more than the total number of sock puppets is a dead giveaway.

Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 09:54 PM (vMCab)

220 I hope that BMX dude lands hard and crushes the cojones he denies having.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy


That GUY is an ALTERNATE on a girls team. 10 bucks says he don't even qualify.


Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (r1z5A)

221 It's going to be that the only thing you know is real is soylent green.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (BccxL)

222 Is it raimondo or Miklos?
I'm kind of curios
Posted by: Dave

Check the hashes. Don't match, above anyway.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (aZjf1)

223 I wonder if Jarod is out of the slam yet.

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (+ya+t)

224 Is it raimondo or Miklos?

I'm kind of curios
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (a7ZrL)


Miklos. It's always Miklos.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (ghoDT)

225 Omar: Now with 100% Pure Grift!

How stupid is America? Omar knows.

Posted by: klaftern at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (r4sI4)

226 I want to know how Cicero gets on twice...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (6FeV1)

227 145 108 I think a huge amount of beef is not what it is purported to be.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2021 09:31 PM (mht8P)[/]i

Neigh!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft!

I had a hamburger in Paris that tasted strange. I've heard they use kangaroo meat there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (+lVUW)


They serve a lot of horse in France, but it's usually listed as "Horse" on the menu, not passed off as something else.

Posted by: a.moron at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (I5FZ1)

228 Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at June 21, 2021 09:51 PM (Agr8U)

Good evening right back atcha, Schnorflepuppy!

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:56 PM (tcsxg)

229 Hmmm.. okay a few minutes ago I got an error message. Guess it didn't like my comment.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 21, 2021 09:25 PM (nxdel)

Same here

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 09:56 PM (mZUr4)

230 213 Man discovers son is his uncle.
I'm my own grandpa!
--------
Or his own monkey's uncle.
Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 09:52 PM (+ya+t)

in that story, you gotta give Grampa props for having bigger balls than his mopey grandson.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 09:56 PM (rfYv5)

231 Burning any nation's flag on the Olympic medal podium will probably upset the host nation.

Posted by: Cosda at June 21, 2021 09:57 PM (SuBgC)

232 220 I hope that BMX dude lands hard and crushes the cojones he denies having.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy
That GUY is an ALTERNATE on a girls team. 10 bucks says he don't even qualify.
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (r1z5A)



They're probably already pressuring girls that made the team to drop out so they can have their tranny on the team for diversity.

Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 09:57 PM (vMCab)

233 I really didn't need to see two homosexuals kissing in a Kay Jewelers commercial.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 21, 2021 09:36 PM (ufFY

Or any other place, for that matter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:57 PM (fcFoM)

234 Heh. Leave the "smart" thermostat in, and powered up, to take advantage of the powerco discount, but leave the actual controlling of the heat/AC to a dumb thermostat.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Multimeter to test and a coupla resistors to fake it and Bob from NSA's your uncle.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:57 PM (aZjf1)

235 Meme at FB:

"Found out Grandpa is addicted to Viagra. Nobody is taking is harder than Grandma."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:57 PM (L2ZTs)

236 I want to know how Cicero gets on twice...
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Only MisHum and his new Cancun condo know.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 09:57 PM (r1z5A)

237 That would be a great idea! We haven't met mnw yet and we're past due for a visit with Salty.
Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:53 PM (tcsxg)


mnw arranged it last time, so one of us'll have to get hold of him and find out what's up for this year. Autumn at the lake is just awesome.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:57 PM (pxDdN)

238 Order of Sandwich shops frequented in my hometown:

1) Staggering Ox
2) Stefano's
3) Pita Pit
4) 1889 House
5) Murry's
6) Jimmy John's
7) used to be Quizno's
Arby's
9) Any others that I've forgotten about

992,878,332,567th) Subway

Posted by: Wang, the IT Intel guy at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (xxG/v)

239 41 Is it cruel to hope that Chelsea Wolfe crashes in the first turn of its first race?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 21, 2021 09:11 PM (Q9lwr)

Didn't the Olympic Committee state they aren't going to stand for that shit?

-Likely not because they care about someone doing BLM or the like, but understanding if they let a Chinese athlete get away with it they will be answering to China's political pressure and just waiting to bust down on any potential demonstration from someone from China will let the mask slip too far how up China's ass they are-

That said, I don't feel bad about rooting for a serious injury.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (Ojki1)

240 Didnt some winter Olympic skier , Lindsay Von maybe?, curse Trump and then was immediately struck herself by the Trump Curse?!
Fingers crossed it happens again

Posted by: LASue at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (Ed8Zd)

241 I had a hamburger in Paris that tasted strange. I've heard they use kangaroo meat there.
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 21, 2021 09:39 PM (+lVUW)

Neigh!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (fcFoM)

242 Burning any nation's flag on the Olympic medal podium will probably upset the host nation.
Posted by: Cosda
___

Yeah, Japan is kinda big on decorum...

Which totally flies in the face of used-panty vending machines.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (UoJTm)

243 They serve a lot of horse in France, but it's usually listed as "Horse" on the menu, not passed off as something else.
Posted by: a.moron at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (I5FZ1)

France is maniacal about food labeling. It wouldn't be a surprise if they made you put the horse's name on the damn packaging.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (6FeV1)

244 OK, ready to post inane bullshit and pointless commentary!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (SchxB)

245 I really didn't need to see two homosexuals kissing in a Kay Jewelers commercial.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

Every kiss begins with Gay!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:59 PM (aZjf1)

246 I'm kind of curios
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (a7ZrL


Sounds like you're in need of a cabinet.

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:59 PM (tcsxg)

247 229

I sure hope the discus devils haven't found us.
Hopefully it's just Pixy glitches.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:59 PM (colGo)

248 Pity I won't be watching any of the Olympics.

Nah, not really.

It's not like I won't hear about the goings-on here.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 09:59 PM (UoJTm)

249 Okay, I'm out. Good night all!

Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:59 PM (pxDdN)

250 Has anyone been to Crater of Diamonds state park?

Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2021 10:00 PM (BccxL)

251 Holy moly, I made the top ten sock list! I want to thank Ace and all the other morons who made this award possible. I look back fondly at the long journey that brought me here. First the Earth cooled ...

Posted by: Please Place The gp In The Bag at June 21, 2021 10:00 PM (qpX6U)

252 I suppose that there is a thing that can be said about what happens to staggering oxen in Chinese cuisine, so off damn sock!

And I'd drive the thirty miles to Full Beli Deli for a sandwich instead of the mile or two for Subway.

Posted by: Blor-Utar, From Zimtok-5 at June 21, 2021 10:01 PM (xxG/v)

253 It's not like I won't hear about the goings-on here.
Posted by: S



womens.

vollybll.

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:01 PM (4Jold)

254 244
Yeah, baby! Bring it!

*bottoms up*

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:01 PM (colGo)

255 I'm kind of curios
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (a7ZrL

Sounds like you're in need of a cabinet.
Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 09:59 PM (tcsxg)

and a good dusting

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 21, 2021 10:02 PM (sJHOI)

256 OK, ready to post inane bullshit and pointless commentary!
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Get in line partner!

Posted by: Sock Monkey * found my 4th grade diploma today at June 21, 2021 10:02 PM (DtHXW)

257 c5,

Whatever floats your boat.

Still not watching the Olympics.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:02 PM (UoJTm)

258 That almost sounds like someone who has been there and done that!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 21, 2021 09:44 PM (hOUT3)

I would do it if I absolutely had to. I have a pretty good intuitive understanding of physics. I would probably do a better job of securing that prop. Spike it to the ground, and tie it to the car.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:02 PM (fcFoM)

259 244 OK, ready to post inane bullshit and pointless commentary!
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (SchxB)

Good, because i got the pointless bullshit and inane commentary covered already.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 10:03 PM (6FeV1)

260
229

I sure hope the discus devils haven't found us.
Hopefully it's just Pixy glitches.
Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 09:59 PM (colGo)

Well, I was responding to Dave in Fla and his comment that contained a word that starts with P and rhymes with TORN. I got a "your IP address has been banned" message.

Won't be typing anything even close to that word again!!!

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:03 PM (mZUr4)

261 Please place:

there's actually a small fast food chain in my neck of the woods, called Hole Mole. (They have the little accents above the 'e's...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:03 PM (L2ZTs)

262 Which totally flies in the face of used-panty vending machines.
Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM (UoJTm)

They got shamed into making those "illegal" a few years back-though Pachinko for gambling purposes is officially illegal, but you can win really odd and unique but useless items that you can "sell" for money at a special shop not far away in a number of places from what I read.

Apparently there are still black market shops that do it (if anime is to be believed anyway), it just isn't as visible as it one was.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:04 PM (Ojki1)

263 Autumn at the lake is just awesome.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 21, 2021 09:57 PM (pxDdN


Sounds lovely!

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 10:04 PM (tcsxg)

264 Whatever floats your boat.

Still not watching the Olympics.
Posted by: S


it would jsut be rude not to watch

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:04 PM (4Jold)

265 I really didn't need to see two homosexuals kissing in a Kay Jewelers commercial.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

Every kiss begins with Gay!
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 09:59 PM (aZjf1)

MasterCard has an insufferable new ad where they self-congratulate for helping trannies indulge in their delusions

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 21, 2021 10:04 PM (sJHOI)

266 Then I'm rude.

Still not watching.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:05 PM (UoJTm)

267 Then I'm rude.

Still not watching.
Posted by: S


your have to remember you are a grandmother, you have to set an exampl for the grandkids.

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:06 PM (4Jold)

268 Headline at HotFart about the current airline pilot shortage.

Let me guess: most of them want to know why they can't work from home.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:06 PM (L2ZTs)

269 1983, Madison Square Garden -- Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton do a mostly instrumental version of Stairway To Heaven (around 10 minutes) :

https://youtu.be/wKlEVtA_TGQ

Audio quality is at best 'okay'. Still, a rare find I stumbled upon. I like Rumble, and hope they up their game, but you won't find these rarities there. Yet.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 21, 2021 10:06 PM (F0YaR)

270 MasterCard has an insufferable new ad where they self-congratulate for helping trannies indulge in their delusions

The MasterCard identity theft helper card with any name you want on it?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 10:07 PM (SchxB)

271 260
I'm guessing you forgot the correct spelling...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:07 PM (colGo)

272 My grandbabies don't have a TV.
Or cellphones.
Or computers.

Try again.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:07 PM (UoJTm)

273 266 Then I'm rude.

Still not watching.
Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:05 PM (UoJTm)

Last time I watched I think was winter of 88.

In fairness, I was in the sticks and we got 3 channels if weather conditions cooperated.

SOTU speech took out the whole night.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:07 PM (Ojki1)

274 porn

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (4Jold)

275 qdpsteve --

A few nights ago when we were discussing INXS, you mentioned something about their Listen Like Theives album reminding you of Led Zeppelin. Well, I listened to it today during my lunchtime run. I was not picking up Led Zep.

What song(s) remind you of LZ??

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (mZUr4)

276 Yes c5, we know what is important to you.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (UoJTm)

277 Well, I was responding to Dave in Fla and his comment that contained a word that starts with P and rhymes with TORN. I got a "your IP address has been banned" message.

Won't be typing anything even close to that word again!!!
Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:03 PM (mZUr4)



You sure you didn't accidentally comment on an old thread?

Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (vMCab)

278 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 21, 2021 10:09 PM (P8FeH)

279 Let me guess: most of them want to know why they can't work from home.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:06 PM (L2ZTs)

I'm not floating around the arctic ocean because some pantsless dink in a stupid hat has been clicking "Update Later" for the past two weeks.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 10:09 PM (6FeV1)

280 The fact that the total number of comments made is only about 10 more than the total number of sock puppets is a dead giveaway.
Posted by: buzzion

You would know a dead giveaway.

Posted by: Miklos, but it's not as bad as it looks at June 21, 2021 10:09 PM (QzkSJ)

281 Has anyone been to Crater of Diamonds state park?
Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2021 10:00 PM (BccxL)

That's in Arkansas, right? You know it is an actual Kimberlite pipe, same as those that yield diamonds elsewhere in the world? And that Kimberlite pipes tend to occur in swarms, over a geographic area? I'd be prospecting the surrounding area really diligently.

You know Canada is now a major producer of gem diamonds?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:09 PM (fcFoM)

282 Howdy, MisHum, howdy, Horde,

Any of y'all into precious metals hear about someone dropping a huge amount of silver into the market?

Weird things are afoot here in Texas with silver and gold.

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 21, 2021 10:09 PM (4vk+7)

283 New Mastercard ad:

"New driver's license picture? Twenty dollars.

Legally changing your name? Sixty dollars.

Lopping off your member and permanently mutiliating yourself so you can follow the latest flash-in-the-pan sexual identification fad craze? Priceless."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:10 PM (L2ZTs)

284 Saw a 'workplace hygiene expose' video that showed a woman on the prep line at a Taco Bell. Adds meat and lettuce to tacos, squirms a hand under the elastic 'belt' of her uniform pants and scratches her bits with purpose, resumes taco-building without missing a beat.

I'm confident Gordita Grandes contain very real pubic hair.
Posted by: ZOD at June 21, 2021 09:41 PM (xK9An)

Makes me think of a particular Beavis and Butthead episode that always makes me want to hurl.

Posted by: InCali at June 21, 2021 10:10 PM (ov5G+)

285 Late to the party as usual but can we exchange the BMX Olympian with another one that maybe has a chance to love there country.

Posted by: Picric at June 21, 2021 10:10 PM (3QnyK)

286 277 Well, I was responding to Dave in Fla and his comment that contained a word that starts with P and rhymes with TORN. I got a "your IP address has been banned" message.

Won't be typing anything even close to that word again!!!
Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:03 PM (mZUr4)


You sure you didn't accidentally comment on an old thread?
Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (vMCab)

Weird. I didn't even see that when I got scoop banned a few months ago or when I stayed at a hotel once where Moo Moo had obviously been and gotten it made unwelcome.

Well, maybe not Moo, it wasn't a 5 star Ritz after all, but someone.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:11 PM (Ojki1)

287 208 Is it raimondo or Miklos?

I'm kind of curios
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (a7ZrL)

Memorex

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 21, 2021 10:11 PM (BgMrQ)

288 I forget my manners - tip o' the hat to MisHum for the tasty, tasty ONT content. Except for the biker dude with a dick; f that guy.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at June 21, 2021 10:11 PM (Agr8U)

289 Doof! I got the mail, but I was out of town and haven't responded yet. That is a pretty cool refurb of the guitar.

Posted by: InCali at June 21, 2021 10:11 PM (ov5G+)

290 Doof: Listen Like Thieves, especially. But the whole album gave me a LedZep vibe, especially the first time I heard it. Maybe it's just me. At least you got to enjoy it again. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

291 "Except for the biker dude with a dick..."

Contrary to popular opinion, dudes have dicks.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:12 PM (UoJTm)

292 Every kiss begins with Gay!
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings

I thought the Ben Gay was for Afters

Posted by: Miklos, apparently misimformed at June 21, 2021 10:12 PM (QzkSJ)

293 porn
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (4Jold)

that wasn't the search bar you typed in

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 21, 2021 10:12 PM (sJHOI)

294 here's hoping the Trump Curse hits the BMX asshoe.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 21, 2021 10:12 PM (P8FeH)

295 Memorex
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 21, 2021 10:11 PM (BgMrQ)

Mammorex is the filling used in bolt-ons.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:12 PM (fcFoM)

296 282
Do tell. I haven't checked metal prices lately. Is there weird things going on?

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:12 PM (colGo)

297 "This raises questions about the legality of a reparations fee."

Raises the question of the sanity of any white person who would attend. But it's Seattle, so...

Posted by: Flyover at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (tL0qd)

298 283 New Mastercard ad:

"New driver's license picture? Twenty dollars.

Legally changing your name? Sixty dollars.

Lopping off your member and permanently mutiliating yourself so you can follow the latest flash-in-the-pan sexual identification fad craze? Priceless."
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:10 PM (L2ZTs)

Plus side- MC may be hoping they charge their future medical/psych bills.

Down side- Well, if they are part of the 40% who self select post op that whole debt is now a write off.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (Ojki1)

299 Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:03 PM (mZUr4)


You sure you didn't accidentally comment on an old thread?
Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (vMCab)


Good thought but I'm sure. 2 times on this thread I've gotten the "you're IP address has been banned " message. I'm on my phone and have no other tabs open.

Just some gremlins, I guess

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (mZUr4)

300 "Hi, this is Tom, your pilot speaking. Thanks to new regulations forced through Congress by the major airlines, I'll be piloting your aircraft from home! Enjoy your flight and hope we don't crash, I've been known to get really distracted with a rousing game of Tetris on the side, plus my antivirus software isn't entirely up to date. Ha ha!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:14 PM (L2ZTs)

301 "This raises questions about the legality of a reparations fee."

Raises the question of the sanity of any white person who would attend. But it's Seattle, so...
Posted by: Flyover
___

It's shit like this that makes me wonder why the Cascadia subduction zone hasn't slipped yet.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:14 PM (UoJTm)

302 Good thought but I'm sure. 2 times on this thread I've gotten the "you're IP address has been banned " message. I'm on my phone and have no other tabs open.

Just some gremlins, I guess

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (mZUr4)



Are you on the move? Sounds like you're going through different IPs off your wireless network that have gotten the banhammer.

Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 10:14 PM (vMCab)

303 Scored 200 rounds 9mm today and a lot left on the shelf . Looks like the ammo shortage is coming to an end though the prices still remain relatively high.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 21, 2021 10:15 PM (2DOZq)

304 Went to the Diamond place in '75 or so. Didn't find anything. Now you can look at a million or so pix before you go.

Posted by: klaftern at June 21, 2021 10:15 PM (r4sI4)

305 I'm so glad I don't fly anymore.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:15 PM (UoJTm)

306 299 Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:03 PM (mZUr4)


You sure you didn't accidentally comment on an old thread?
Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (vMCab)
Good thought but I'm sure. 2 times on this thread I've gotten the "you're IP address has been banned " message. I'm on my phone and have no other tabs open.

Just some gremlins, I guess

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (mZUr4)

Complain to Ace

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

307 Plus side- MC may be hoping they charge their future medical/psych bills.

Down side- Well, if they are part of the 40% who self select post op that whole debt is now a write off.
Posted by: Bete

One suspects that trannies are rather poor unsecured debt risks

Posted by: Miklos, suspecting at June 21, 2021 10:15 PM (QzkSJ)

308 "I'll get you back up, baby.
I'll always get you back up.
_Ava Gardner

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:16 PM (RkmKf)

309 Down side- Well, if they are part of the 40% who self select post op that whole debt is now a write off.
Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (Ojki1)

Comedy is just tragedy plus time... plus interest

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 10:16 PM (6FeV1)

310 Do tell. I haven't checked metal prices lately. Is there weird things going on?
Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:12 PM (colGo)

No. Nothing weird. Why do you ask? Did someone say something? All perfectly normal

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 21, 2021 10:16 PM (sJHOI)

311
Any of y'all into precious metals hear about someone dropping a huge amount of silver into the market?

Weird things are afoot here in Texas with silver and gold.
Posted by: callsign claymore at June 21, 2021 10:09 PM (4vk+7)

damn those Hunt brothers!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:16 PM (rfYv5)

312 Braenyard, there's a reason they called her Ava "Hoover" Gardner...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

313 Has anyone been to Crater of Diamonds state park?
Posted by: SFGoth
---
About 6 Years ago we took the kids, it was a nice park. The diamond field is just a giant plowed field but the park itself was nice and the camping area was well maintained.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (UUBmN)

314 Doof! I got the mail, but I was out of town and haven't responded yet. That is a pretty cool refurb of the guitar.
Posted by: InCali at June 21, 2021 10:11 PM (ov5G+)


No worries! Was just making sure the photos didn't blow up your inbox.

Guitar looks better than it sounds. Has a rattling sound in the strings when strumming chords. Haven't figured out why yet. Has a great feel to it. Hope I figure out how to make it sound better

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (mZUr4)

315 Complain to Ace Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

You're out of the un-banning business, Mis Hum? Guess I better not screw up again ...

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (Agr8U)

316 "This raises questions about the legality of a reparations fee."

Raises the question of the sanity of any white person who would attend. But it's Seattle, so...
Posted by: Flyover

Wouldn't most the whites looking to attend just spend that as part of the cover charge at the hook up club afterwards instead?

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (Ojki1)

317 AOP - it's lamprosite, not kimberlite.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (BccxL)

318 'Silver and gold
silver and gold
make the best gifts 'cuz
they never get old...'

- Burl Ives

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

319 Hi Miklos. I hope all is well with you.
Now get back to work.
Darleen's starting to get pissed.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (colGo)

320 >> He was brought up on probation revocation charges earlier this year. In April, a judge did not revoke his probation but extended it through 2024.


So I go to court for going 6 miles over the limit on an empty highway at 5:00AM on my way to work, and I have to listen to some asshole judge (BIRM) tell me how I need to thank the officer who ticketed me for SAVING MY LIFE and preventing me from killing my self and others in a horrible traffic accident from speeding.

And yet this asshole judge (BIRM) thinks he is doing society a favor by reducing 20 year sentences for violent crimes to probation.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (iRUzW)

321 "I'll get you back up, baby.
I'll always get you back up.
_Ava Gardner
Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:16 PM (RkmKf)

good girl right there

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 21, 2021 10:18 PM (sJHOI)

322 Man! It is a beautiful evening here at Peon Manor. About 80 degrees, sunny, no wind. Grass is green as are the surrounding grain fields.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:18 PM (fcFoM)

323 223 I wonder if Jarod is out of the slam yet.
Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (+ya+t)

He'd be an uo & cumming Dem politician

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

324 Mentally ill bicycle rider doubles down on mental illness by explaining her hate of America just proves she loves America.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 21, 2021 10:18 PM (2DOZq)

325 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Questionable Procedures.
from what country is that license plate ???
Posted by: runner


Ain't the USA. Which means that dude is appropriating Redneck culture!

On the other hand, it looks safe. Given the condition of the car, which is also appropriation, if it falls over, there'll be a cloud of rust, and our shadetree mechanic will be sitting there with his head poking through the hood.

Posted by: mikeski at June 21, 2021 10:18 PM (P1f+c)

326 Contrary to popular opinion, dudes have dicks.

So I'm not a freak!

OK, I still am, but that's not the reason.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 10:19 PM (SchxB)

327 I was annoyed with the McCloskey case, that he pled guilty to a charge, I mean what on earth is he guilty of?

Turns out the charge was "instilling 'imminent fear' in the mob."

Now, how on earth that's a criminal act, frightening a mob of violent people from your home, I cannot grok but as criminal charges its pretty badass.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 21, 2021 10:19 PM (KZzsI)

328 my wife is from Shreveport, her dad used to take her and her brother to Crater of Diamonds a lot - she remembers it as a lot of work, and she always believed she was going to find a diamond, but never did. For me, if I'm going to dig through rocks, I'd much rather be looking for fossils. A lot easier to find if you're in the right place.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:19 PM (rfYv5)

329 chance of frost to our north tonight...WTF? over.

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 21, 2021 10:19 PM (+I6Y/)

330 And yet this asshole judge (BIRM) thinks he is doing society a favor by reducing 20 year sentences for violent crimes to probation.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (iRUzW)

Because he knows you're far less likely to mail him a parcel containing a festive selection of bodily excreta.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 10:20 PM (6FeV1)

331
There's a song that goes ain't that America, bla bla bla, you and me, ain't that America.

Yeah, it ain't America, no more.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 21, 2021 10:20 PM (MGnmx)

332 I'd much rather be looking for fossils. A lot easier to find if you're in the right place.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Happy Hour at The Villages?

Posted by: Miklos heard about that one 85 year old and the Admiral's Feast at June 21, 2021 10:21 PM (QzkSJ)

333 2 times on this thread I've gotten the "you're IP address has been banned " message. I'm on my phone and have no other tabs open.

Just some gremlins, I guess

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (mZUr4)

Complain to Ace
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

I'll let him know - but it'll be more "FYSA" than complaining.

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:21 PM (mZUr4)

334 Regulars, except Sponge, don't even go to the barrel much less a dressing down or ba banning.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:21 PM (RkmKf)

335 Hi, this is Jeff Toobin, your pilot speaking. Thanks to new regulations forced
through Congress by the major airlines, I'll be piloting your aircraft
from home. Enjoy your flight and hope we don't crash, I've been known to get really
distracted with a rousing game of Tetris on the side,

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 10:21 PM (+ya+t)

336 And yet this asshole judge (BIRM) thinks he is doing society a favor by reducing 20 year sentences for violent crimes to probation.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (iRUzW)

yeah, but I bet you're of the Caucasian persuasion. So you deserved it, obviously.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:21 PM (rfYv5)

337 310

Just curious. I usually check in on metals just for market comparisons. I know nothing....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:21 PM (colGo)

338 Everything's easier to find if you're in the right place.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2021 10:22 PM (BccxL)

339 Just finished 'NIght of the Iguana'. Damn fine show.
Acting and everything.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:22 PM (RkmKf)

340 Seems like reparations would require repealing the 13th amendment...

Ho'mar, GFY and DIAF.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 10:22 PM (aZjf1)

341 IIRC Someone found a 15 carat diamond at Crater.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 21, 2021 10:23 PM (2DOZq)

342 Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (Agr8U)

Oh I can waive my magic ban wand and ban and unban with the best of them.

These glitches about cut, copy & pasting is Pixies domain

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 10:23 PM (aA3+G)

343 Just finished 'NIght of the Iguana'. Damn fine show.
Acting and everything.


On par with "Night of the Lepus"?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 10:23 PM (SchxB)

344 IIRC Someone found a 15 carat diamond at Crater.
Posted by: Just a side note at June 21, 2021 10:23 PM (2DOZq)

Uh huh, and ally my dreams cum true in the champagne room

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 21, 2021 10:24 PM (sJHOI)

345 Can you sell fish as "alleged"?
Posted by: klaftern at June 21, 2021 09:38 PM (r4sI4)

I prefer "purported".

Posted by: Fox2! at June 21, 2021 10:24 PM (qyH+l)

346 Two weeks after leaving Crater of Diamonds some old dude dug up a $10,000 rock. That'd be about twenty five today.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:25 PM (RkmKf)

347 334 Regulars, except Sponge, don't even go to the barrel much less a dressing down or ba banning.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:21 PM (RkmKf)

Barreling happens because mistakes can be made with tag closing, and use to happen pre-character limit cause someone missed they copied the whole thread.

You can get banned for changing socks, and a CoB is cleaning up a particular thread and you post something that mean seem like a troll and you get swept up in the process.

And then there are the regs that have a night, the wrong topic, and kind of go off the rails and forget it's Ace's House and Ace's rules, which is thankfully rare.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:25 PM (Ojki1)

348 281 Has anyone been to Crater of Diamonds state park?
Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2021 10:00 PM (BccxL)
That's in Arkansas, right? You know it is an actual Kimberlite pipe, same as those that yield diamonds elsewhere in the world? And that Kimberlite pipes tend to occur in swarms, over a geographic area? I'd be prospecting the surrounding area really diligently.

You know Canada is now a major producer of gem diamonds?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:09 PM (fcFoM)


The AR pipe is somewhere near, but the world's best geologists can't pin it down. The one that does so will get fabulously rich.
*hint hint*
**can I haz your stuff?**
***remember me in your will?***

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 21, 2021 10:25 PM (F0YaR)

349 Are you on the move? Sounds like you're going through different IPs off your wireless network that have gotten the banhammer.
Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 10:14 PM (vMCab)


Nope. At home on wifi. Hash is the same it always is here.

Posted about 5 comments since it last happened. Obviously I'm not banned!

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:25 PM (mZUr4)

350 I laughed. I shouldn't have, out of respect for the Japanese pilots, but I did:

https://media.patriots.win/post/oONV9aMZ.jpeg

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 10:25 PM (SchxB)

351 Question - I am eligible for reparations. Do I get my payment on top of other programs or do I forfeit the other programs once I get my check?

Posted by: I can see the communism in your eyes at June 21, 2021 10:25 PM (VoKVv)

352 Reparations is DOA.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:26 PM (RkmKf)

353 Had a real interesting conversation at a pachinko bar about gunmaking. How a gun design could be broken down into parts - with only a very few needing high tolerance machine shop time and the rest being able to be made in automotive grade shops. Hope I didnt start something ...

Posted by: Jean at June 21, 2021 10:27 PM (Xih1H)

354 Just finished 'NIght of the Iguana'. Damn fine show.
Acting and everything.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:22 PM (RkmKf)

Always end up wanting to like T Williams just a bit more than I actually end up doing. He had talent, but just a tad overly melodramatic for me

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 21, 2021 10:27 PM (sJHOI)

355 342 Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (Agr8U)

Oh I can waive my magic ban wand and ban and unban with the best of them.

These glitches about cut, copy & pasting is Pixies domain
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 21, 2021 10:23 PM (aA3+G)

Huh, so "Misanthropic" includes humans and hampsters.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:27 PM (Ojki1)

356 "Night of the Iguana" is one of those movies I see something new in almost every time I see it. One of the few Tennessee Williams that has a pretty happy ending.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:28 PM (rfYv5)

357 342
Yikes!
Dearest MisHum! You know we all love you...
*groveling....or not*
*Please don't hit me*

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:29 PM (colGo)

358 AOP - it's lamprosite, not kimberlite.
Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2021 10:17 PM (BccxL)

You are right. But the fact of such eruptions occurring in swarms is still true. Wikipedia says "kimberlites occur exclusively in Archaean basins". Not so. Kimberlites in Canada have punched through Cretaceous, and possibly younger rocks, like in Buffalo Head Hills.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:29 PM (fcFoM)

359 -
They serve a lot of horse in France, but it's usually listed as "Horse" on the menu, not passed off as something else.

Posted by: a.moron at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (I5FZ1)



France is maniacal about food labeling. It wouldn't be a surprise if they made you put the horse's name on the damn packaging.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM-
Dang it. Should have gotten married in France.

Posted by: Matthew Broderick at June 21, 2021 10:29 PM (BB7pQ)

360 Hello! Still here, despite questionable choices this weekend. I played soccer in 80+ heat after not playing for over a year. No masks though! Then I stained my back steps. That was probably a bad choice but I had some medicinal pink wine.

Posted by: Funsize at June 21, 2021 10:29 PM (EiPf6)

361 Can you sell fish as "alleged"?
Posted by: klaftern at June 21, 2021 09:38 PM (r4sI4)
I prefer "purported".
Posted by: Fox2

"Fishy"

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 21, 2021 10:29 PM (aZjf1)

362 France is maniacal about food labeling. It wouldn't be a surprise if they made you put the horse's name on the damn packaging.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 21, 2021 09:58 PM-

Dang it. Should have gotten married in France.
Posted by: Matthew Broderick at June 21, 2021 10:29 PM (BB7pQ)


LOL! Well played!!

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:31 PM (mZUr4)

363 353 Had a real interesting conversation at a pachinko bar about gunmaking. How a gun design could be broken down into parts - with only a very few needing high tolerance machine shop time and the rest being able to be made in automotive grade shops. Hope I didnt start something ...
Posted by: Jean at June 21, 2021 10:27 PM (Xih1H)

Anyone who really wants to know already does, so no you didn't as it isn't like someone can just stumble into it even if they were given the clue it isn't some magical process. And it isn't like Yakuza have any sort of moral reservations about smuggling them in if they want/need them.

Unlike some chemical things which anybody could make and you shouldn't share unless you need to tell people "don't mix these."

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:31 PM (Ojki1)

364 360 Hello! Still here, despite questionable choices this weekend. I played soccer in 80+ heat after not playing for over a year. No masks though! Then I stained my back steps.
Posted by: Funsize at June 21, 2021 10:29 PM (EiPf6)

is that a euphemism for your soccer shorts?

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:31 PM (rfYv5)

365 Can you sell fish as "alleged"?
Posted by: klaftern at June 21, 2021 09:38 PM (r4sI4)
I prefer "purported".
Posted by: Fox2

"Fishy"
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings


Eewww

icthy

Posted by: Miklos, the one the ladies call "Flipper" at June 21, 2021 10:31 PM (QzkSJ)

366 Phishy

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2021 10:31 PM (+ya+t)

367 Yes c5, we know what is important to you.
Posted by: S


was just seeing if the word was banned here

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:32 PM (4Jold)

368 my wife is from Shreveport, her dad used to take her and her brother to Crater of Diamonds a lot - she remembers it as a lot of work, and she always believed she was going to find a diamond, but never did. For me, if I'm going to dig through rocks, I'd much rather be looking for fossils. A lot easier to find if you're in the right place.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:19 PM (rfYv5)

Well, diamonds, you can pan for them. Denser, by a little than most rocks. Some fossils are very valuable, too. Visited a friend last week; he showed me an Ammonite fossil with beautiful color play on the shell. Definitely gem quality. And he has mining rights to the site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:32 PM (fcFoM)

369 360 Hello! Still here, despite questionable choices this weekend. I played soccer in 80+ heat
--------------------

Ha. The woman on the gunthread video said it was 75 and hot. Talk to Blanco about hot.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:33 PM (RkmKf)

370 365
Flipper.
Doesn't inspire sexy images....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:34 PM (colGo)

371 367 Yes c5, we know what is important to you.
Posted by: S


was just seeing if the word was banned here
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:32 PM (4Jold)

The only one I've run into is Bl@zer, though depending some programs do let it through. I'm guessing there might be a couple of slurs that are blocked, but no way do I want to type them in general, let alone to be cute and see if the are banned.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:34 PM (Ojki1)

372 370 365
Flipper.
Doesn't inspire sexy images....
Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:34 PM (colGo)

The Ewok has made statements that he may be shark curious, so whose to judge?

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:35 PM (Ojki1)

373 I panned a little for gold in the Washington cascades in a likely creek, and got some color. I would have liked to spend a summer just camping up there and panning gold up but I never had the opportunity and I'm too old to sleep on rocks these days.

Panning is pretty easy and takes minimal equipment. but its a crappy way to earn any money, basically back breaking work for a few bucks a day. You pan to find the place to dig, not for any real earnings.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 21, 2021 10:35 PM (KZzsI)

374 It is an odd experience talking to a rockhound. I know most of the terms and a lot of the geological eras, and a good understanding of this part of the country but I never got the excitement of looking for rocks.

Rocks are what we used to gravel the roads and the main question was how much it cost

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 21, 2021 10:36 PM (pvg5V)

375 The AR pipe is somewhere near, but the world's best geologists can't pin it down. The one that does so will get fabulously rich.
*hint hint*
**can I haz your stuff?**
***remember me in your will?***
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 21, 2021 10:25 PM (F0YaR)

Hint: do a close-gridded aeromagnetic survey. Kimberlites/lamproites pipes will show as very small "bullseye" anomalies. Could be lows, could be highs, depending on the contrast with the surface rocks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:36 PM (fcFoM)

376 various and sundry rodent assholes.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Pink Floyd left that one off "Animals" and "Ummagumma".

Posted by: mikeski at June 21, 2021 10:36 PM (P1f+c)

377 There's a song that goes ain't that America, bla bla bla, you and me, ain't that America.

Yeah, it ain't America, no more.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales

Little pink houses

Posted by: Sock Monkey * found my 4th grade diploma today at June 21, 2021 10:37 PM (DtHXW)

378 I wonder how much effort goes into it. Some point this year i'm going to find myself driving DC to SF and thought about stopping off.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2021 10:37 PM (BccxL)

379 Damn.
BTW MisHum. So late in the comments, but content really was fantastic once again.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 10:38 PM (colGo)

380 Then I stained my back steps. That was probably a bad choice but I had some medicinal pink wine.

Posted by: Funsize at June 21, 2021 10:29 PM (EiPf6)

Depends would have prevented that. Oh, wait...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:38 PM (fcFoM)

381 So did you geology buffs watch those Gold Mining shows? So much drama. DH was really into rocks so he enjoyed all that.

Ever look for Herkimer diamonds? I think your AR rocks sound more exciting.

Posted by: Iris at June 21, 2021 10:38 PM (6lKe4)

382 c5,

I was just funnin' with ya, though I did wonder briefly if you did get banned.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:39 PM (UoJTm)

383 Outkick has a story where the Chefs have a player who was stopped on Sunday, and police noticed he had an Uzi in his car.

So does the NFL scream the player was pulled over while black, suspend him instantly to keep the confiscate crowd of their back, or instantly ban him for life while also having the league wear his number on all their helmets as a memorial to police persecution?

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:39 PM (Ojki1)

384 Ha. The woman on the gunthread video said it was 75 and hot. Talk to Blanco about hot.

There's some morons still in the Valley of the Sunstroke, I bailed last year. I'm done with 110+ if I can avoid it.

Of course, now I have to worry about wildfires wiping the town off the map. Fair trade, though.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 10:39 PM (SchxB)

385 >>> 299 Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:03 PM (mZUr4)

You sure you didn't accidentally comment on an old thread?
Posted by: buzzion at June 21, 2021 10:08 PM (vMCab)

Good thought but I'm sure. 2 times on this thread I've gotten the "you're IP address has been banned " message. I'm on my phone and have no other tabs open.

Just some gremlins, I guess

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (mZUr4)

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at June 21, 2021 10:40 PM (ACi07)

386 I was just funnin' with ya, though I did wonder briefly if you did get banned.
Posted by: S


I know.

I think if I were banned you would not be unsure about it.

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:40 PM (4Jold)

387 Panning is pretty easy and takes minimal equipment. but its a crappy way to earn any money, basically back breaking work for a few bucks a day. You pan to find the place to dig, not for any real earnings.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 21, 2021 10:35 PM (KZzsI)

Wise observation! The gold pan is an exploration tool, not a production tool, although you can use a pan to clean up your heavies after running the muck through a sluice box.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:41 PM (fcFoM)

388 374 It is an odd experience talking to a rockhound. I know most of the terms and a lot of the geological eras, and a good understanding of this part of the country but I never got the excitement of looking for rocks."

my wife's best friend growing up had a father who was a geologist for Shell Oil. They would go on vacations in the American west, and her friend would say the part they all hated is when they came up to an overlook, and her dad would stop and deliver a lecture to them all about what an Anticline was and how exciting it was to be able to look out and see one right in front of them. His subjects were all thinking "oh please kill me now", of course.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:41 PM (rfYv5)

389 icthy
Posted by: Miklos, the one the ladies call "Flipper" at June 21, 2021 10:31 PM (QzkSJ


Greek to me.

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 10:42 PM (tcsxg)

390 Had a real interesting conversation at a pachinko bar about gunmaking. How a gun design could be broken down into parts - with only a very few needing high tolerance machine shop time and the rest being able to be made in automotive grade shops. Hope I didnt start something ...
Posted by: Jean
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At my old favorite pub, one of the denizens was an old, retired French armorer. He served in one or more of the colonies and was very familiar with the locals who fabricated their own arms.

We had interesting conversations about specifics. I recall asking him, and receiving a nice short lecture on the manual tools/means of producing rifling. The guy knew his stuff.

I found the mixture of pub tobacco smoke, Guinness Stout, congenial surroundings, and a thickly accented Frenchman speaking of firearms fabrication was very agreeable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 10:42 PM (WD9ZA)

391 ArmorMax, the company that provided the armor used on the truck, driven by the guy with titanium balls during a failed truck robbery in South Africa (on the bad guy's part), is interviewing said titanium balls guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EEIXFr1bBg

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:42 PM (UoJTm)

392 I am in favor of accounting for purposes of reparations, but only if we get to add everything to the ledger --

The cost of the civil war on the Union side
The cost of the Great Society programs and the like
The cost to the criminal justice system
That money Sharpton owes the DA who sued over tawana banana
Payment to anyone who was bumped out of any university or job over the past 50 years due to affirmative action.
...

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at June 21, 2021 10:43 PM (iRUzW)

393 Stolen from somewhere else: Chelsea Wolfe ain't got the balls to go through with xher flag burning stunt. Also, must suck to "transition" to a girl and still not be good enough to make the team

Posted by: Stacy0311 at June 21, 2021 10:43 PM (SqpTW)

394 384 Ha. The woman on the gunthread video said it was 75 and hot. Talk to Blanco about hot.

I thought she said that SHE was 75 and hot!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:44 PM (rfYv5)

395 Isn't there and en garde before a banning. Or some kind of statement. Ace used to raise hell when he got fed up.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:44 PM (RkmKf)

396 Hint: do a close-gridded aeromagnetic survey. Kimberlites/lamproites pipes will show as very small "bullseye" anomalies. Could be lows, could be highs, depending on the contrast with the surface rocks.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


"If they ever find the other half of the fault line that runs through the Silver Valley in N. Idaho, it's riches galore!"
Except it's ten miles down and under the Cascades.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 21, 2021 10:45 PM (r1z5A)

397 sp, the hk mp5, worth the $ or old tech

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:45 PM (4Jold)

398 Ace was nice enough to give me a heads-up.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:45 PM (UoJTm)

399 I found the mixture of pub tobacco smoke, Guinness Stout, congenial surroundings, and a thickly accented Frenchman speaking of firearms fabrication was very agreeable.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 10:42 PM (WD9ZA)

I have good memories of sitting outside at a campsite, with a pipe-smoking French geologist, talking mines and minerals. This fellow liked his firearms, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:45 PM (fcFoM)

400 I thought she said that SHE was 75 and hot!
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2021 10:44 PM (rfYv5)
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She is a young woman, the video. Can't remember the title.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:45 PM (RkmKf)

401 Isn't there and en garde before a banning. Or some kind of statement. Ace used to raise hell when he got fed up.

CoBs will usually warn.

Usually.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 10:46 PM (SchxB)

402 Ace was nice enough to give me a heads-up.
Posted by: S


wth, does everything here have to be about sex?

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:46 PM (4Jold)

403 shutup, c5.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:46 PM (UoJTm)

404 wth, does everything here have to be about sex?


YES!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 10:46 PM (SchxB)

405 shutup, c5.
Posted by: S


don't I deserve a heads-up first

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:47 PM (4Jold)

406 You're about to get slapped upside your head in just a minute.

Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:49 PM (UoJTm)

407 Bummer for Bob Seger, but at least he knew when to quit. And I still have the albums on CD, where he'll never be old, and neither will I while I listen to them.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2021 10:50 PM (W+kMI)

408 My parents come from two cultures who traditionally hate each other. Their families came here and got married because this country provided the opportunity to shed the ancient hatred and fear and ingrained paranoia.

In turn, my wife and I imitated that pattern.

The new American racism shits all over that promise. It's so fucking sad. It is what it is and I can't change it. But what a waste. A century of progress pissed away in a generation.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 10:50 PM (Zhwz2)

409 398 Ace was nice enough to give me a heads-up.
Posted by: SMH at June 21, 2021 10:45 PM (UoJTm)
----------------

Some years ago he got fed up with the snark and let go.
It wasn't movie review long but it was a litany.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2021 10:50 PM (RkmKf)

410 There are advantages of purchasing furniture from a company that delivers and hauls away the old. Genius Award Winner.

NEAR MISS Heart-stopping moment woman avoids being killed by sofa thrown from flat by neighbour too lazy to take down stairs
---

I roomed with some idiots who had once thrown a couch out of a dorm window while video recording it and some audio that, if the school herd, would have gotten the chuckle heads deep into suspension territory.

I found this out as they were watching it one day as I walked through the common space. They even included their encounter with the RA telling them they earned a meeting with the dean the next day.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 10:50 PM (Ojki1)

411
Wise observation! The gold pan is an exploration tool, not a production tool, although you can use a pan to clean up your heavies after running the muck through a sluice box.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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It was not uncommon on N. Georgia rivers to see guys with small barges suctioning out the ledges in the river, then running the , what? spoils?, through a battoned sluice to allow the gold to settle out.

As an aside, the famous declaration, 'There's gold in them there hills', was uttered on the steps of the courthouse in Dahlonega, GA, where there was also a U.S. Mint.

Wiki: "The Dahlonega Mint was a former branch of the United States Mint built during the Georgia Gold Rush to help the miners get their gold assayed and minted, without having to travel to the Philadelphia Mint."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 10:51 PM (830x5)

412 a thickly accented Frenchman speaking of firearms fabrication was very agreeable.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

nice, I'd love to get a handmade Philipino 911

Posted by: Jean at June 21, 2021 10:51 PM (Xih1H)

413 388 374 It is an odd experience talking to a rockhound. I know most of the terms and a lot of the geological eras, and a good understanding of this part of the country but I never got the excitement of looking for rocks."


^^^ same here. DH and his friends would talk for hours about a box of rocks. Honestly, I was almost jealous that they just enjoyed it SO much...

Posted by: Iris at June 21, 2021 10:53 PM (6lKe4)

414 Good night Hordelings. Thanks for another great ONT, Mis Hum!

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:54 PM (mZUr4)

415 OK, this is my lunch hour and I go back to work now.

I usually don't comment on the ONT since it takes away from my unwind time and before I know it the hour is gone.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at June 21, 2021 10:54 PM (iRUzW)

416 It was not uncommon on N. Georgia rivers to see guys with small barges suctioning out the ledges in the river, then running the , what? spoils?, through a battoned sluice to allow the gold to settle out.

As an aside, the famous declaration, 'There's gold in them there hills', was uttered on the steps of the courthouse in Dahlonega, GA, where there was also a U.S. Mint.

Wiki: "The Dahlonega Mint was a former branch of the United States Mint built during the Georgia Gold Rush to help the miners get their gold assayed and minted, without having to travel to the Philadelphia Mint."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 10:51 PM (830x5)

You spend some time in gold country, you begin to get a feel for where the gold can be found, and where it cannot be found. Chemistry, gravity, and geography all come into play. I know one spot in B.C. that I would love to get onto with a reverse-circulation drilling rig, and punch a hole down to bedrock. Looks like an abandoned channel of a major river; one that has a history of carrying gold.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:55 PM (fcFoM)

417 "Gentlemen" - ramen? What's for lunch, usually? I fear if I lived there I'd become a ramen and tonkatsu addict.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 10:56 PM (OTzUX)

418 What's with the photo up top? Chile, Argentina in summer?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 10:56 PM (OTzUX)

419 >>>>>>We had interesting conversations about specifics. I recall asking him, and receiving a nice short lecture on the manual tools/means of producing rifling. The guy knew his stuff.

I found the mixture of pub tobacco smoke, Guinness Stout, congenial surroundings, and a thickly accented Frenchman speaking of firearms fabrication was very agreeable.
Posted by: Mike HWe had interesting conversations about specifics. I recall asking him, and receiving a nice short lecture on the manual tools/means of producing rifling. The guy knew his stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 10:42 PM (WD9ZA)ammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 10:42 PM (WD9ZA)

I was looking at videos of electrical discharge machines and thinking of engraving.

The Cao Dai were supposed to be very good at cottage manufacturing

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 21, 2021 10:57 PM (pvg5V)

420 ^^^ same here. DH and his friends would talk for hours about a box of rocks. Honestly, I was almost jealous that they just enjoyed it SO much...
Posted by: Iris at June 21, 2021 10:53 PM (6lKe4)

Pro tip: the Earth is made out of rocks. When you begin to understand the rocks, you begin to understand the Earth. And you are only scratching the surface even then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 10:58 PM (fcFoM)

421 ArmorMax, the company that provided the armor used on the truck, driven by the guy with titanium balls during a failed truck robbery in South Africa (on the bad guy's part), is interviewing said titanium balls guy:
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The guy exuded calm, and control. I saw no evidence of typical adrenalin-driven reaction. Adrenalin is unpredictable stuff, and the only way to control it is training, training, training...and even that is no guarantee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 10:58 PM (830x5)

422 Braeyard, we don't do hot so well up here in pugetopolis.

Posted by: Funsize at June 21, 2021 10:59 PM (EiPf6)

423 Organizers for a Seattle gay pride event say theyre charging white people a reparations fee to attend.
Frankly that was money well spent. Where else can you see so many different shades of dangly blessings of liberty hanging under the skirts of nice young ladies?

Posted by: David French at June 21, 2021 10:59 PM (DpkTQ)

424
The guy exuded calm, and control. I saw no evidence of typical adrenalin-driven reaction. Adrenalin is



and it feels good too

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 10:59 PM (LU4JE)

425 and it feels good too
Posted by: confederatefifth
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Uh, maybe...if your heart can take it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 11:02 PM (830x5)

426 Outkick has a story where the Chefs have a player who was stopped on Sunday, and police noticed he had an Uzi in his car.
Uzis? Perfectly safe.
One guy not getting the covid jab while everyone else has had it...remembering the covid jab supposedly gives you 90%+ protection against covid...UNACCEPTABLY DANGEROUS.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 21, 2021 11:03 PM (DpkTQ)

427 Adrenaline feels great until it's over. Then comes the puking and the shakes. The hangover really sucks.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:03 PM (Zhwz2)

428 All of a sudden I can't seem to comment.
I wonder if I messed up...
Am I in the barrel.?
If so not sure why..
Well, I guess I'll say good night, and go back to the lurk...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 11:04 PM (colGo)

429 427 Adrenaline feels great until it's over. Then comes the puking and the shakes. The hangover really sucks.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:03 PM (Zhwz2)

Yeah, the come down off that is miserable and a half.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 11:05 PM (Ojki1)

430 Kindltot, I think I went to Tay Ninh 2 or 3 times (first with the gf, then with other friends who happened to be traveling in VN during later visits). Colorful. Victor Hugo (weird, semi-acquaintance who was posted to Paris embassy decades ago rented Victor Hugo's old apartment when he was there).

One of those trips stopped by the Cu Chi tunnels. Amazing story, but I never got a good answer to why we didn't just pump them full of heavier-than-air toxins (CO would be cheap/easy/effective), instead of actually sending guys in.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:05 PM (OTzUX)

431 And Kindltot, hope your ER experience turned out well.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:05 PM (OTzUX)

432 I was just as impressed with the passenger. Apparently he had a lot of confidence in his boss and rightly so.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 21, 2021 11:06 PM (2DOZq)

433 California is going to pay all the back rent for the people who stopped paying rent during the lockdown.

I guess at least that means the landlords won't go bankrupt.

Except for the ones that already have.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 21, 2021 11:06 PM (XGAZE)

434 Is That Tuna You're Eating, or "Ex-Lax Fish"?

"You walk into your favorite sushi joint and order a white tuna roll.
What you could be getting: an escolar roll with a side of
gastrointestinal distress (depending on your sensitivity and how much is
consumed)."

https://is.gd/Td8Tur

Escolar. Betcha that's what they were serving at Subway.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 21, 2021 11:06 PM (hVqGz)

435 Mountain marie, youknowing about the barell probably means you're safe:-D

Posted by: Funsize at June 21, 2021 11:06 PM (EiPf6)

436 subway is serving fugu

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 11:08 PM (LU4JE)

437 Avoiding sushi obviates all the problems and workarounds.

Personal taste. I was lucky to spend an afternoon at one of the most famous sushi places in Japan (Karata seafood market in Shimonoseki). Meh. Don't get it, never have. Personal taste. The local history, and the amazing current in the strait there, however, wow.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:08 PM (OTzUX)

438 Had fugu 2 or 3 ways at Karata. Sub-meh. Really don't get that one.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:08 PM (OTzUX)

439 Had fugu 2 or 3 ways at Karata. Sub-meh. Really don't get that one.
Posted by: r


it is the adrenaline

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 11:09 PM (LU4JE)

440 433 California is going to pay all the back rent for the people who stopped paying rent during the lockdown.

I guess at least that means the landlords won't go bankrupt.

Except for the ones that already have.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 21, 2021 11:06 PM (XGAZE)

And the people who payed during the lockdown are going to feel like suckers. Pretty sure making responsible people feel like they are suckers and should be like the irresponsible is not a positive for a society.

But Newsome's got a recall to win, so YOLO I guess.

Posted by: Bete at June 21, 2021 11:09 PM (Ojki1)

441 Had fugu 2 or 3 ways at Karata. Sub-meh. Really don't get that one.

I thought that was what they yelled when the puffer fish toxins paralyzed you.

"Can't move? FUGU! Now I take all your stuff."

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 21, 2021 11:10 PM (SchxB)

442 That quote from the NYU professor. First, hope his resume is up to date. Second, not gonna go into it, but what he describes is an EXACT replica of a situation overseas in recent history, involving the military and shooty stuff. Exact. And the civilians were no part of the problem.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:11 PM (OTzUX)

443 Adrenaline feels great until it's over. Then comes the puking and the shakes. The hangover really sucks.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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That is one of the reasons that road races have a warm-up lap. Warming the tires/mechanicals is important, but it also gets the adrenalin pump ramped up in a controlled manner. Fewer pile-ups that way at turn One when the flag drops.

I have competed in autocrosses where I could not get out of the car after my lap. Shaking too hard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 21, 2021 11:12 PM (WZ5i4)

444 296 Hey COMM, hearing rumor about it.

But what I know for fact is an old, established Texas jeweller just went from expanding to dumping their inventory at firesale prices. Gold and silver work going at 35% to 80% off.

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 21, 2021 11:13 PM (4vk+7)

445 Well, my "project" for today was to rehab a "start cart". A small hand truck that contains a large automotive battery, some jumper cables, a ten-amp battery charger, and a small air compressor. The sort of thing that would be very useful on a car lot to start cars with dead batteries, and to air up flat tires.

The battery in it was gerfukt. And the "proper" way to access it didn't seem to work. So the reciprocating saw came out, and cut a doorway in the case. New used battery in place; the air compressor works.

Voltmeter was unreadable; plastic window all oxidized by weathering. Took meter out, sanded face until yellow dust replaced by white, sprayed with "instant clear coat". Now it's readable. Added meter switch so voltmeter does not cause (tiny) drain on battery.

Ammeter on charger was similarly obscured. Took "clear" plastic cover off meter movement, cemented piece of clear plexiglass over recess in panel where meter lives. Perfecto!

Began reassembly of case. Cut strips of aluminum, pop-riveted to case, then pop-riveted loose panels to strips. Works OK, about half done there.

Cut through axle, removed old wheels with seized bearings and flat tires.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:13 PM (OiGE2)

446 There's an underwater tunnel connecting Honshu to Kyushu at Shimonoseki. Several, actually. First one, a railroad tunnel, was completed during the war. We tried to bomb it. I think that original tunnel is now the pedestrian tunnel, but haven't been able to confirm that. So you can take a ferry north, then walk back.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:14 PM (OTzUX)

447 Breaking News:

Fysh Inc. has announced it's hired Brian Stetler to be their official commercial spokesperson and help promote the exciting new fish substitute.

"I'm really happy about getting this gig," Stetler explained. "Now I'll finally be able to make enough money to take vacations of my own, and not just the ones for my wife and Paolo the pool boy."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

448 The other thing that sucks ass about the adrenaline hangover is if you're actually exerting yourself during the rush... Your muscles hurt like the damn devil. While it's happening you feel like Superman, and then you're weak as a kitten.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:15 PM (Zhwz2)

449 Goodnight, beloved Horde! Thanks, MisHum, for posting the interesting conversation-starters!

Posted by: Emmie at June 21, 2021 11:16 PM (tcsxg)

450 Still in the er, gf is getting saline for rehydration and tests for what type of infection to dial in the next batch of antibiotics

ER is less functional than ever.

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 21, 2021 11:18 PM (pvg5V)

451 One of those trips stopped by the Cu Chi tunnels. Amazing story, but I never got a good answer to why we didn't just pump them full of heavier-than-air toxins (CO would be cheap/easy/effective), instead of actually sending guys in.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:05 PM (OTzUX)

IIRC, CO is just a tiny bit lighter than air. Nitrogen is the answer. Pump in enough liquid N2, and it displaces all the air, but the tunnel occupants can't smell it or taste it, and just go to (the big) sleep.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:19 PM (OiGE2)

452 Everyone, can anyone fill me in on the info about Duke Lowell and his ailing family member? (Not sure if she was a mother-in-law or sister-in-law, I believe.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 11:19 PM (L2ZTs)

453 Kindltot, well sounds like things are somewhat under control?

Curious - any other English-speakers in the ER?

Down south here, it's not common, except for crash and trauma victims.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:19 PM (OTzUX)

454 Quote II
"As we reflect on the significance of what this day symbolizes, let's keep fighting to address the lasting consequences of slavery. Next step: reparations," Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MNSomalia)

Just got here, haven't caught up yet, but I have my answer to that fuckface. The answer is actually measured in grains and feet per second. But the good news is that she won't need any math to understand the answer.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 21, 2021 11:22 PM (sy5kK)

455 I am not a gun guy, however, I do enjoy watching the prices at gun brokr.

everything is coming back into line bit by bit.

what is interesting is that just as with investmnts some guys do not understand that things have changed and the 2100 zastava is not going to happen.

other guys have figured that out and are now offering the same gun for 1010.

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 11:24 PM (LU4JE)

456 AOP, thanks. I thought CO was heavier than air?? Perhaps not. Yep, nitrogen would do the trick. But I think, in the confines we're talking about (really small crawl tunnels and small underground chambers), CO pushed down in (say, from the exhaust of generators or deuce-and-a-halfs) would be a problem for the undergrounders.

In any case, I would have ordered a few weeks of experiments with heavy toxic gases before sending a single guy in there with a bayonet and a flashlight.

Also, give the engineers some practice at placing enormous explosive charges. Would imagine daisy-chaining very larger buried charges would have had a salubrious effect on the tunnel network, too.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:24 PM (OTzUX)

457 10:30 here. Still bright twilight; a hint of pink on the Western horizon from the now-set Sun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:25 PM (OiGE2)

458 Oh mostly english, some spanish. No chickens or farm animals so we are being posh

As far as we can tell it is getting u Der control

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 21, 2021 11:26 PM (pvg5V)

459 444
Interesting.
I just checked metal prices, and they seem to be hanging at about the same worth over the past year or so.
As I said, I'm not knowledgeable enough about these, only to know that metals are not like dollars that can be duplicated into infinity....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 11:26 PM (colGo)

460 Kindltot, well you are a long way from the "border", so, less dramatic there.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:26 PM (OTzUX)

461 As I said, I'm not knowledgeable enough about these, only to know that metals are not like dollars that can be duplicated into infinity....
Posted by: COMountainMarie



you need to spend some time at zh

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 21, 2021 11:27 PM (LU4JE)

462 CO2 is heavier-than-air. That's how it killed all those people in Cameroon back in the 80s.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:28 PM (Zhwz2)

463 In any case, I would have ordered a few weeks of experiments with heavy toxic gases before sending a single guy in there with a bayonet and a flashlight.

Also, give the engineers some practice at placing enormous explosive charges. Would imagine daisy-chaining very larger buried charges would have had a salubrious effect on the tunnel network, too.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:24 PM (OTzUX)

Now, Vietnam in wartime is a different kettle of fish, but liquid N2 is a common article of commerce here in north America.

Or pump the tunnels full of acetylene, which is both heavier than air, toxic, and very explosive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:28 PM (OiGE2)

464 The fever seems to have broken, a bit, on firearms, even a bit less but still somewhat, on ammo. Reloading components, nah. Still very little out there.

Asked two shooters today at the range, both of whom were talking about brass and their equipment, if they had primers or powder. Nope.

This too shall pass, though the timing is anyone's guess. Some vendors seem to think that there's an expanded baseline demand from new gun owners/reloaders, but I'm skeptical. Some, sure. But very few new gun owners will be reloading, or even thinking about it.

I don't know what the market research shows, but I'd guess less than 5% of gun owners, who shoot more than 4 times a year (more than just hunting, for example), reload.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:29 PM (OTzUX)

465 I was told that vn tunnels tended to have water traps to prevent the entire system from being gassed.

That and the optics of using poison gas.

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 21, 2021 11:30 PM (pvg5V)

466 54 The event location is Jimi Hendrix Park, owned by the city of Seattle.
'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 21, 2021 09:10 PM (vuisn)
Snort!
Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2021 09:16 PM (axyOa)

Hendrix Park would absolutely be in the middle of where that question is commonly asked. Either you're lucky, or know the area well.
No, wait a minute, that didn't come out correctly. I didn't mean you "knew it well".......oh crap, never mind.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 21, 2021 11:31 PM (sy5kK)

467 CO2 is heavier-than-air. That's how it killed all those people in Cameroon back in the 80s.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:28 PM (Zhwz2)

But CO is not CO2. CO: molecular weight is 28. CO2: molecular weight is 44. Air: equivalent molecular weight is about 25.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:32 PM (OiGE2)

468 461
Yes. You're right. I often forget about zh.
So much knowledge out there...how does one keep up?
Preparedness at least, I guess...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 11:32 PM (colGo)

469 Yud's Dice, correct, I might have been thinking of CO2, though I also was (incorrectly perhaps) thinking that CO was heavier-than-air. Anyway, I stand by my (probably ignorant in some key respect and therefore stupid) position that before any fighting would have been allowed in that area, the engineers would have been given the green light for every experimental approach they could dream up.

Of course the V'mese treat it as some heroic s**t, and for damn sure total respect to the VC digging and operating out of that tunnel complex, very courageous and tough performance, but complete annihilation of the whole thing should have been girls' gym.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:34 PM (OTzUX)

470 I have competed in autocrosses where I could not get out of the car after my lap. Shaking too hard.

Same thing happens to me on ZOOM calls.

Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin at June 21, 2021 11:34 PM (QU5/8)

471 I understand they made trenches with diesel in them and used a fan to blow diesel fumes in. Those inside tried to escape because of the imminent fireball

Posted by: Jean at June 21, 2021 11:35 PM (Xih1H)

472 459 per my brother in law, a serious PM guy:

Silver took a $2/oz hit and Gold a $100/oz hit in the last ten days.

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 21, 2021 11:36 PM (4vk+7)

473 Kindl, that's why I mentioned toxic stuff, but not "poison gases", i.e., chemical weapons. Which really wouldn't have been a lot of use in that situation. In any case the VC in general were defeated (surprise!), rather comprehensively, as one would expect, though lots of effing around added a lot of time and cost to it. The T-55s and guys in uniforms entering Saigon with pith helmets didn't emerge from the Cu Chi tunnels.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:36 PM (OTzUX)

474 But CO is not CO2

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Ah, gotcha. Duh. I need to actually read.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:37 PM (Zhwz2)

475 Time to buy, unless you suspect a giant strike somewhere

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 21, 2021 11:37 PM (pvg5V)

476 Or pump the tunnels full of acetylene, which is both heavier than air, toxic, and very explosive.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Carbide crystals would have been an easy logistic item, mix with water in entrance, cover with poncho, wait

Posted by: Jean at June 21, 2021 11:37 PM (Xih1H)

477 Still seems like you ought to be able to fill ip tunnels with CO provides you have the exhaust. People manage to off themselves with grills and generators indoors with some regularity. Same principle. Just a math problem, unless maybe there are elevated exits or air shafts.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 21, 2021 11:39 PM (QU5/8)

478 Think I'll stick with wild sockeye salmon in my diet.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:37 PM (L2ZTs)

steve, you simply can't go wrong with this strategy. it's not possible.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 21, 2021 11:40 PM (sy5kK)

479 bear, that was my basic assumption here. And my understanding was that we owned the entire area, with no effort, during daylight - so it really was an industrial/engineering question, not a military one. But I'm proceeding on very limited info and understanding. Hard to believe there weren't reasons my solutions weren't tried.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:40 PM (OTzUX)

480 Seen at FB, supposedly from National Park Service's Twitter:

"If a bear clacks its teeth, sticks out its lips, huffs, woofs, or slaps the ground with its paws, it is warning you that you are too close and are making it nervous."

It could also be doing a Mick Jagger impression...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

481 LCD, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

482 The interesting thing is that after ww1 Spain and Italy used chemical weapons in their colonial wars. The Spanish were using mustard dropped from planes during the Rif wars. The Spanish were using it from the Germans.

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 21, 2021 11:42 PM (pvg5V)

483 Still seems like you ought to be able to fill ip tunnels with CO provides you have the exhaust. People manage to off themselves with grills and generators indoors with some regularity. Same principle. Just a math problem, unless maybe there are elevated exits or air shafts.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 21, 2021 11:39 PM (QU5/

We are overlooking the obvious: if you find a tunnel entrance, simply start pumping huge volumes of water into it. When it finds an exit, stop up the exit, and keep pumping. VC drown.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:42 PM (OiGE2)

484 As to the Cameroon catastrophe, the CO2 killed a lot of people off the bat, but it also killed all their cows too, so more starved out later. Really sad and random.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:43 PM (Zhwz2)

485 I guess confined space procedures are totally out the window here. Don't forget you COVID mask.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 21, 2021 11:44 PM (HnNKD)

486 Imperial Japan used gas in China for many years, regularly.

Of course Japan was not held in high regard almost anywhere for its behavior in China, but the chemical weapons part was not a particular point of outrage.

It has received little mention in most histories. The barbaric experiments of Unit 731 up at Ping Fan outside Harbin, sure, somewhat well known. But even that unit's field trials, such as with plague in Nanking, are less well known. And the regular use of chemical weapons is mostly unknown.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:44 PM (OTzUX)

487 224 Is it raimondo or Miklos?

I'm kind of curios
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 21, 2021 09:50 PM (a7ZrL)

Miklos. It's always Miklos.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 21, 2021 09:55 PM (ghoDT)

Well, not always, once it was Hunter.

Posted by: former Arkansas stripper, now with a pile of cash in the bank at June 21, 2021 11:46 PM (sy5kK)

488 Ok, I looked it up... Lake Nyos, 1986.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:46 PM (Zhwz2)

489 Is it raimondo or Miklos?

Is it live or is it Memorex?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

490 As to the Cameroon catastrophe, the CO2 killed a lot of people off the bat, but it also killed all their cows too, so more starved out later. Really sad and random.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2021 11:43 PM (Zhwz2)

Not so random. Lakes in temperate climates "turn over" every year. Lakes in the tropics don't turn over until there is a dangerous overbalance of dissolved CO2 in the bottom waters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:46 PM (OiGE2)

491 AOP, exactly. My immediate response, upon touring one set of tunnel entrances. Water. Gas. Huge explosive charges to shock and collapse. This didn't seem like mastering the implosive lenses for a plutonium bomb to me.

And the idea of "tunnel rats" going in to fight, mano a mano, seemed idiotic, with all due (and real) respect for both sides' individuals involved in what was an unbelievably hairy kind of combat.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:46 PM (OTzUX)

492 Good thought but I'm sure. 2 times on this thread I've gotten the "you're IP address has been banned " message. I'm on my phone and have no other tabs open.

Just some gremlins, I guess

Posted by: Doof at June 21, 2021 10:13 PM (mZUr4)

Doof, you need to demand your entire membership fee be refunded immediately!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 21, 2021 11:48 PM (sy5kK)

493 And the idea of "tunnel rats" going in to fight, mano a mano, seemed idiotic, with all due (and real) respect for both sides' individuals involved in what was an unbelievably hairy kind of combat.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 21, 2021 11:46 PM (OTzUX)

You know what would have probably worked a treat? Just take an houred-out turbojet engine off a fighter plane, plant its exhaust end in a tunnel entrance, and fire it up. Should make enough pressure to overcome any water traps, and send a veritable tornado of hot gases roaring down the tunnels.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:51 PM (OiGE2)

494 ..Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:51 PM (OiGE2)

Bonus. The tunnel victims die in huge fear, knowing what's coming. Bonus. Escapees spread word of that abject fear.

Bonus. Every time that turbine spools up in the jungle, about 10 square miles of VC, tunnel or otherwise, clear out right rikki tikki. edit. di di mau.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 12:03 AM (QzJWU)

495 Is it live or is it Memorex?
Posted by: qdpsteve
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Aha! More evidence that some Morons are lying about being 29.

Posted by: Ella Fitzgerald at June 22, 2021 12:05 AM (pK7cg)

496 486. Rhomboid, any books etc. you suggest about Japanese use of chemical / bio agents?

I know just a little about Unit 731 and the rape of Nanking.

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 22, 2021 12:13 AM (4vk+7)

497 433 California is going to pay all the back rent for the people who stopped paying rent during the lockdown.
I guess at least that means the landlords won't go bankrupt.
Except for the ones that already have.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 21, 2021 11:06 PM (XGAZE)

Fuck, am I a dumbshit.

Posted by: California renters who busted their butt during Covid and work stoppages to pay rent on time, every at June 22, 2021 12:15 AM (sy5kK)

498 Qpd steve, i learned that reference recently!

Posted by: Funsize at June 22, 2021 12:15 AM (EiPf6)

499 Interesting.

I just checked metal prices, and they seem to be hanging at about the same worth over the past year or so.

As I said, I'm not knowledgeable enough about these, only to know
that metals are not like dollars that can be duplicated into
infinity....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at June 21, 2021 11:26 PM (colGo)

it you want to sell something at a pawn shop or gold and silver dealer, there is nothing like gold. If they don't give you on the spot 70 -80 percent of spot prices, move on. But if you every need cash, there is nothing that comes close to gold ime.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 12:16 AM (gJfTA)

500 I'm reading Brandi Carlile's book "broken horses". My husband bought it for me. I really liked it until it got political. Why always with the obama worship? People really see what they want to see.

Posted by: Funsize at June 22, 2021 12:17 AM (EiPf6)

501 Evening.

Relevant to the Horde's interests.

Drink your way through the Scottish Highlands.

https://tinyurl.com/hfbaakw9

You're welcome.

Night!

Posted by: Robert at June 22, 2021 12:17 AM (HCOFC)

502 callsign, I don't know much, though I was able to visit Ping Fan (the Unit 731 site) back in the late 80s when in Harbin (sort of shocked my hosts by asking to see it - they were surprised I knew anything about it). Might have read some of it there, in the texts at the museum (main building has been preserved).

One book, I think "Unit 731: Japan's Secret Biological Warfare in WWII" by Peter Williams, pretty sure that's the book I read about it, and subsequently lost along with lots of other stuff in a move. There have been several books since then on the subject - look on the web. I'm sure among those there is, collectively, a good window on the whole topic.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 22, 2021 12:20 AM (OTzUX)

503 Well, the sleepy time has come upon me. Must get to bed ASAP. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 22, 2021 12:21 AM (OiGE2)

504 Other than perusing the AOS articles, I have no idea what the hell is going on any more because I refuse to watch any news. And I feel better because of it.

OK, I catch Gutfeld most nights too, but is that really news, or just semi-witty banner?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 12:24 AM (sy5kK)

505 Funsize , we don'the see the world as it is, we see the world as we are.

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 22, 2021 12:24 AM (pvg5V)

506 With the importance of portability combined with quality construction by guys who know what they're doing, i predict four way windowpane and blotter will make a resurgence.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 12:24 AM (BccxL)

507 The bulk of our WW2 budget should've gone to the B-29, mustangs, and nukes.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 12:27 AM (BccxL)

508 Man, I just read a story of a guy finding his baby daughter dead in her crib after he somehow survived the day when G-d farted in the bathtub. Horrifying.

Apparently, these Africans have now devised a way to tap these lakes' bottoms to bleed off the gas through wells in a self-sustaining manner... Hopefully it'll never happen again.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 22, 2021 12:28 AM (Zhwz2)

509 i predict four way windowpane and blotter will make a resurgence.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 12:24 AM (BccxL)

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Kid Charlemagne Lives!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 22, 2021 12:28 AM (P8FeH)

510 YD, i just about the same story.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 12:29 AM (BccxL)

511 Drink your way through the Scottish Highlands.
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I have done that, vicariously...in the company of a very knowledgeable Scot, who could recite chapter and verse regarding each distillery. The particular British ship that we were aboard had an extensive collection of whiskies, and we had plenty of time to sample all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 22, 2021 12:30 AM (WD9ZA)

512 Shooting at Oakland CA Juneteenth celebrations last night, leave 1 dead and 5 injured. This is how people reacted when the EMTs arrived.

https://tinyurl.com/pz2bf8cw

Watch that minute of video, and then ask why those EMT's are choosing to continue to work. Simply, it is civilization in collapse.

I could make a lot of accurate, derogatory comments, but instead watch the video and make up your own.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 12:30 AM (sy5kK)

513 It was a friend describing a trip on windowpane that convinced me I wanted nothing to do with psychadelics. And she sounded like she enjoyed it

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 22, 2021 12:31 AM (pvg5V)

514 Other than perusing the AOS articles, I have no idea what the hell is going on any more because I refuse to watch any news. And I feel better because of it.
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Same here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 22, 2021 12:32 AM (WD9ZA)

515
I could make a lot of accurate, derogatory comments, but instead watch the video and make up your own.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 12:30 AM (sy5kK)

I somehow got to another vid of some 3 ladies twerking on top of a Chicago Police SUV as it rolled down the street like it was a frickin parade...unreal

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 22, 2021 12:35 AM (+I6Y/)

516 Those weren't ladies.

Ladies don't do shit like that.

Posted by: SMH at June 22, 2021 12:38 AM (UoJTm)

517 ..The bulk of our WW2 budget should've gone to the B-29, mustangs, and nukes. Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 12:27 AM (BccxL)

Iffn' you'da done that, the war would've been lost far before their advent. The B-29 barely appeared over Japan months before VE day in Yrrp. Carriers provided the "range" over the Pacific, that even P-38s and P-51s couldn't match. We played funding, production and weight of firepower, against time, until such time that attrition, superior logistics and NUKES played to our favor.

Which we played as the Trump Cards they were. Facists, Nazis and Commies hated Trump then, too.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 12:38 AM (QzJWU)

518 Watching the song behind the first pic, this version of Highway Star was published November of 2018, and has nearly 42 million views. And not sure, but I don't think Deep Purple has toured in a while.

Not bad for a 1972 release.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 12:41 AM (sy5kK)

519 Drink your way through the Scottish Highlands.

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I have done that, vicariously...in the company of a very
knowledgeable Scot, who could recite chapter and verse regarding each
distillery. The particular British ship that we were aboard had an
extensive collection of whiskies, and we had plenty of time to sample
all.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 22, 2021 12:30 AM (WD9ZA)

nice. Most Scots don't know whiskey very well. It is good that you found one that does. There is no natural ability with these things. In fact, most Scots drink Vodka. A Well known Scottish whisky reviewer says that, and should know. I recall when I thought every Spaniard wold be drinking Sherry and every Frenchman would drink red wine. Turns out, the French people I met drank beer. The Spanish get into all types of crazy things. One of the big ones their is drinking Vermouth. Another big one there are Gin and Tonics. The one they never pass up is the mid day espresso.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 12:43 AM (gJfTA)

520 Feh! Fortify the Aleutians and put all that American know-how (and adopted American know-how) into strafing Japan with nukes out of Attu by 1943.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 12:46 AM (BccxL)

521 Which we played as the Trump Cards they were. Facists, Nazis and Commies hated Trump then, too.
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 12:38 AM (QzJWU)

There was a VERY good reason we stuck to the Sherman tank, even though we had MUCH better Tanks in development.

Why? Logistics. 50,000 Sherman... 26,000 TOTAL German Tanks in WW2.

Add in our tanks ran off of gas instead of diesel, which further made it MUCH easier to supply them?

Professionals study logistics... which won us WW2... a lesson we have lost.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 12:47 AM (oHd/0)

522 I like the Highland stuff, but the smoky stuff from Islay is my fave. Sure it changes from time to time as things can get old. My go to pick is Ardbeg Uigeadahl. I got bored and decided to try Kilchoman Machir Bay. That was a mistake, Sure it is great to try other things. But it kind of sucks when you know you paid just as much for a lesser product. Oh Well.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 12:47 AM (gJfTA)

523 However I agree with the sentiment that we should have somethingredients more effective than coffee but doesn't make people as irritating as cocaine does

Posted by: Kindltot--It's not a mask, it's a spit hood at June 22, 2021 12:49 AM (pvg5V)

524 520 Feh! Fortify the Aleutians and put all that American know-how (and adopted American know-how) into strafing Japan with nukes out of Attu by 1943.
Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 12:46 AM (BccxL)

We had enough material for TWO nucs... which we dropped.

Estimates are it would have been at least a YEAR before we could drop another.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 12:49 AM (oHd/0)

525 rhomboid, thank you.

Good night, Horde.

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 22, 2021 12:50 AM (4vk+7)

526 I should know, but we did in fact devote an enormous amount of WWII funding to the Bomb. I thought that, taking the entire industrial effort into account, we spent something like 10% of GDP on it. Extra push-ups etc tomorrow for not knowing this, exactly.

And as Jim noted, B-29s came late, and in any case would've been of limited utility for most of the things that defeated Japan, that is, that destroyed her armed forces in the field.

And I just watched a 20 min. film on production of 3-inch anti-aircraft shells at the Frankfurt Arsenal in Phila for WWII. Amazing. The quality control and labor intensive nature, and capital intensive nature, of that level of manufacturing.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 22, 2021 12:51 AM (OTzUX)

527 I actually knew the owner of a small sandwich shop once. She named their tuna sandwich "Tuna, Tuna, Tuna."

I joked with her about that. "Bet you were up all night thinking of that name weren'tcha?" (I was an asshole then.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 21, 2021 09:48


For the AOS member records when did you stop being an assole?

Posted by: Farmer at June 22, 2021 12:53 AM (55Qr6)

528 Obviously this Cameroon death fart is haunting me. I never even thought about it for like a quarter century, but as soon as someone mentioned clouds of heavier-than-air gas, I suddenly remembered the photos of a beautiful mountain valley strewn with the corpses of cattle and ranchers.

*shivers*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 22, 2021 12:53 AM (Zhwz2)

529 520 Feh! Fortify the Aleutians and put all that American know-how (and adopted American know-how) into strafing Japan with nukes out of Attu by 1943.
Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 12:46 AM (BccxL)

Not going back there, no siree.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 12:54 AM (SDdx5)

530 I've been reading threads here after the comment time is passed to the newer thread.
Oregon Muse had a great statement earlier today:

"This is a reminder that there are two types of progressives: the evil progressive and the naive progressive. What's the difference? Simply put, they're distinguished between those that don't believe their own bullshit and those who do. The former group are just fighting for power, and the latter group, comprised of wimpy soy boy schoolteachers, dumb high school students, stinky, dope-smoking hippies, little old ladies in tennis shoes, and Adlai Stevenson, are true-believers who earnestly believe in the good intentions of those who wish them dead. Of course, this dates back at least to the Cold War, where the naive progressives thought that the USSR actually wanted peace. Why? Because the USSR's thug dictators said they did, that's why. And if you can't trust a bunch of thug dictators sitting on a bloody mound of skulls of their own people, who can you trust?

Look, I said they were naive.

I would also point out that telling the difference between an evil leftist and a naive leftist can be extremely difficult."

Profound. and Stolen.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 12:54 AM (sy5kK)

531 Posted by: rhomboid at June 22, 2021 12:51 AM (OTzUX)

That came about because of the Torpedo debacle at the beginning of WW2.

Our Torpedoes literally would not explode, because of a badly designed firing mechanism.

Almost lost us Midway... and Submariners were NOT HAPPY.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 12:55 AM (oHd/0)

532 Adlai Stevenson was the first UniParty Republican.

Discuss.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, PoliSci professor at June 22, 2021 12:56 AM (sy5kK)

533 Nothing was ready by 1943. In any case, nukes prior to about the period when they were used - at least until the fall of the Tojo govt. in June '44 - would likely not have produced surrender. The "peace party", within and outside the palace, lacked political mojo until it was clear - even with info withheld by the military - that the war was lost.

And we had one more implosion (Fat Man) bomb ready for use soon after Nagasaki, and Groves had said 3/month starting in October was doable, IIRC.

Marshall/Army had requested 9 for Operation Olympic, 3 for each major landing area, I think. Slated for November 1, 1945.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 22, 2021 12:56 AM (OTzUX)

534 516 Those weren't ladies.

Ladies don't do shit like that.
Posted by: SMH at June 22, 2021 12:38 AM (UoJTm)

When in doubt, ask an 'ette. We never have bad manners, and we never break ranks.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 12:57 AM (SDdx5)

535 Romeo. Eight to nine months for the next Uranium bomb, but with it's insanely more complex engineering, who knows? But that was the lead time for the isotope.

Plutonium bomb? A year or more, but as a gun-fired bomb, the engineering was a duck fart on the ocean. Give 'em the sphere halves, (hemispheres), and the bomb could be assembled in hours.

Regardless. Those two were THE Grand Strategy for Japan. And it took audacious courage on the part of the Emperor and his Staff to get that recording of his Surrender speech played, on air. THAT is what really ended the war. The nukes simply brought that speech about.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 12:57 AM (QzJWU)

536 I would also point out that telling the difference between an evil leftist and a naive leftist can be extremely difficult."

Profound. and Stolen.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 12:54 AM (sy5kK)

And truthfully at this point? Immaterial.

I don't care if you are trying to make me a slave out a malice, or ignorance... they key is you are trying to make me a slave.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 12:57 AM (oHd/0)

537 You know what would have probably worked a treat? Just take an houred-out turbojet engine off a fighter plane, plant its exhaust end in a tunnel entrance, and fire it up. Should make enough pressure to overcome any water traps, and send a veritable tornado of hot gases roaring down the tunnels.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:51 PM (OiGE2)

This is combat engineering at its finest.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:00 AM (SDdx5)

538 And truthfully at this point? Immaterial.

I don't care if you are trying to make me a slave out a malice, or ignorance... they key is you are trying to make me a slave.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 12:57 AM (oHd/0)

Respectfully disagree. One you may possibly still discuss issues. The other, eventually they are going to kill me, or me them. Problem with the second group is that I can't go first.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, PoliSci professor at June 22, 2021 01:00 AM (sy5kK)

539 Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 12:57 AM (QzJWU)

Concur... the 'play' saved many many American Lives... including potentially my Fathers.

But one of the things we need to acknowledge, is that we DID sort of play on the fears of our enemies...

Why is that important? Because our enemies currently are playing on OUR fears.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:00 AM (oHd/0)

540 Estimates are it would have been at least a YEAR before we could drop another.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 12:49 AM (oHd/0)

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from some of my readings, Downfall planned on using 20, maybe more nukes on the Kanto plain... tactically, and this was before we knew about the radiation casualties this would have resulted in for our troops. AFAIK, by this time in the war, no one gave a damn about Jap casualties.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 22, 2021 01:01 AM (P8FeH)

541 Respectfully disagree. One you may possibly still discuss issues. The other, eventually they are going to kill me, or me them. Problem with the second group is that I can't go first.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, PoliSci professor at June 22, 2021 01:00 AM (sy5kK)

Sorry, but the worst people are those who will do something for 'your own good'. They cannot be reasoned with because you don't KNOW what is good for you.... otherwise you would be doing what they want you to do in the first place.

They are, IMO, actually more dangerous than evil people...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:03 AM (oHd/0)

542 My dad was in the Army as an engineer, in the late 50's but not Korea. He was tasked with making a sort of slide rule for the field, which would determine the approximate loss of life for any dispatch of a nuclear weapon, tactical or other wise. IOW, how much friendly fire to expect. He did so, and it was in use for some time until calculating computers came along and took its place. Truly frightening things.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:03 AM (SDdx5)

543 Sorry, but the worst people are those who will do something for 'your own good'. They cannot be reasoned with because you don't KNOW what is good for you.... otherwise you would be doing what they want you to do in the first place.

They are, IMO, actually more dangerous than evil people...
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:03 AM (oHd/0)

These are the same arrogant, ignorant assholes who are offending on other peoples' behalf. They are so free of issues and troubles that they can take on everyone else's woes and enact evil to combat what they perceive as other folks' peccadillos.

Let he who is without sin... I read something about that somewhere.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:05 AM (SDdx5)

544 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 21, 2021 11:51 PM (OiGE2)

This is combat engineering at its finest.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:00 AM (SDdx5)

Just one more advantage to being an official cardboard carrying member of the Moron Horde. We can both proudly say that we know AOP!
One question, has anyone seen AOP and the original McGyver in the same room at the same time?

Yep, just as I surmised.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 01:05 AM (sy5kK)

545 Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:03 AM (SDdx5)

I was on a ship that carried Nuclear ASROCs.

The radius of destruction was larger than then range of the missile.

If we let one off the leash.... we were done....

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:05 AM (oHd/0)

546 Speaking of arrogant ignorant assholes, those yard signs. "Water is Life." No, you ignorant slut, life comes from God Almighty, water is wet. And it falls from the sky. "Love is Love." Yes, but slaking your lust in someone's asshole is not love, and never was. It is abuse.

I'm not gonna go on, but every time I pass one....

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:07 AM (SDdx5)

547 Depending on weapon (though really we're talking about Fat Man design, there wouldn't have been any big changes by March 1946, unless I'm forgetting something), height of burst, and the weather at the time, the hazard to US forces from radiation is difficult to estimate.

Some of the crew, including the commander Sweeney, of Bock's Car, visited Nagasaki on their own completely unauthorized mission just a few weeks after the bombing (amazing story in itself). Before the scientists etc in ships off-shore were cleared to land. None of them suffered any ill effects.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 22, 2021 01:07 AM (OTzUX)

548 Let he who is without sin... I read something about that somewhere.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:05 AM (SDdx5)

Old and busted, Maunchhasen by Proxy...

New Hotness? Outrage by Proxy.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:07 AM (oHd/0)

549 Adlai Stevenson was the first UniParty Republican.
Discuss.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, PoliSci professor at June 22, 2021 12:56

I really can't get into Adlai II's positions. It's interesting, didn't the Dems nominate him twice against Ike?

They were an IL dynasty for a bit. Adlai I was VP under cleveland, son Lewis Green Stevenson was IL Sec of State, then Adlai II was gov and pres cand, then Adlai III was senator.

Bloomington based, after college I lied a couple of blocks from the historic family home.

Posted by: Farmer at June 22, 2021 01:09 AM (55Qr6)

550 Context. My Old Man was aboard the USS Valley Forge, when it did it's storied U-Turn mid-Pacific, hauling ass to become the first responding ship to the Korean War.

At the end of his enlistment, he returned to S.C., got his GED, and not only reenlisted, but got into Submarine School. WWII Fleet Class boats, Guppies, earned his Dolphins and became a Plank Owner on the USS Scamp. Several Fast Attack boats, then retired (medically) from the USS John Quincy Adams, the 2nd in class Polaris behind the George Washington. Fully bubblehead, Rickover School nuke qualified.

He had opinions about nuking Japan, and only regretted that we hadn't done so above the Yalu, when the time was ripe.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 01:11 AM (QzJWU)

551
Sorry, but the worst people are those who will do something for 'your own good'. They cannot be reasoned with because you don't KNOW what is good for you.... otherwise you would be doing what they want you to do in the first place.

They are, IMO, actually more dangerous than evil people...
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:03 AM (oHd/0)

Umm, let's take a trip to downtown Portland some night and discuss this. And bring our American flags.

I understand Lenin's concept of "Useful Idiots", I really do. But those wine moms in Hillsboro driving Lexuses or those micro-brewery employees trying to push $7.50 pints may slander and shun me, but aren't going to cross the street to mob me, kick the crap out of me, and leave me for dead. Until, of course, the Portland police come by and arrest ME.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, PoliSci professor at June 22, 2021 01:12 AM (sy5kK)

552 If we let one off the leash.... we were done....
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:05 AM (oHd/0)

Naval intelligence at its finest

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 22, 2021 01:12 AM (+I6Y/)

553 He had opinions about nuking Japan, and only regretted that we hadn't done so above the Yalu, when the time was ripe.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 01:11 AM (QzJWU)

Dad was recalled during Korea, as a Reservist from WW2.

USS Samuel Gompers.... a Destroyer that did shore fire support up and down the Korean coast. He was scar'd by what he saw, and did.... but...
Also said we should have nuked the bastards where we had the chance.
There comes a point where doing some evil, stops other evil from happening later.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:15 AM (oHd/0)

554 He had opinions about nuking Japan, and only regretted that we hadn't done so above the Yalu, when the time was ripe.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 01:11 AM (QzJWU)

Strange part? We knew the situation.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:16 AM (oHd/0)

555 Farmer:
ooo look at the time!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 22, 2021 01:17 AM (L2ZTs)

556 There comes a point where doing some evil, stops other evil from happening later.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:15 AM (oHd/0)

Now there is a comment, the subject of which I ponder constantly. Especially these days.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 01:18 AM (sy5kK)

557 556 There comes a point where doing some evil, stops other evil from happening later.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:15 AM (oHd/0)

Now there is a comment, the subject of which I ponder constantly. Especially these days.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 01:18 AM (sy5kK)

If you have never been in the position where you had to think about taking a life...

or as some of us have... taken a life...

It is a huge question. Probably the most important question.

I have said before... I am not willing to die for my country or beliefs... but, I am willing to kill for them.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:20 AM (oHd/0)

558 Sometimes killing a Leftist might save a hundred lives, occasionally a million if the right one.

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 01:22 AM (Cxk7w)

559 554 He had opinions about nuking Japan, and only regretted that we hadn't done so above the Yalu, when the time was ripe.
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 01:11 AM (QzJWU)
Strange part? We knew the situation.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:16 AM (oHd/0)

The second-guessing in recent years about the decision to drop the bomb, to me anyway, is mind-numbing.
What was the estimated Allied casualties estimate? 2.6 million troops and a couple of years tacked on to the War? It's like those in universities who teach this stuff didn't study history or then-current events.

/s

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 01:23 AM (sy5kK)

560 Sometimes killing a Leftist might save a hundred lives, occasionally a million if the right one.
Posted by: Skip at June 22,

And most of the time it doesn't save any.

But a stitch in time saves nine, and a Commie ain't shit but a liability. Better safe than sorry.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 22, 2021 01:25 AM (Zhwz2)

561 My Dad thought that he saw the flash from the Nagasaki bomb. He was stationed on Okinawa and was looking northward at about the time it went off. He had not explanation for it on the day, but when they came out with the news for it a few days later, well...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 01:27 AM (WGara)

562 Sometimes killing a Leftist might save a hundred lives, occasionally a million if the right one.
Posted by: Skip at June 22,
-----------
If the Germans had offed Lenin instead of sending him on the Russia...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 01:28 AM (WGara)

563
I have said before... I am not willing to die for my country or beliefs... but, I am willing to kill for them.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 01:20 AM (oHd/0)


"the idea is to get the other guy to die for his country"

Patton

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 01:29 AM (sy5kK)

564 LCD. Three times, I've looked across the sights at another human being, yet all three survived.

The obeyed commands in the milliseconds remaining to them, and hence extended their miserable lives.

One, was my brother, back in '86. I disarmed him and ran him out of my house, only to learn years later, that the "my" gun that he held, was used in his first bank robbery, for which he was convicted and served time.

And now, just in May, he earned another Forty Months, State time in MN, for Felony Armed Assault and following litany of charges. He turned 65 in jail, last September. He'll be nearly 70, when or if, he gets out. Pity. Forty months ought to have been fifteen years. I also got him convicted on an Electronic Harassment charge for blowing up texts (from his jail) to my cel, with extortion and physical threats. Thing I remember about holding subjects at arms, including my brother? Rock solid sight picture, firm hold, even breath, and HUGE RELIEF when things unwound.

Adrenaline let down is a hell of a let down though. Alone time and quiet was my friend.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 01:30 AM (QzJWU)

565 Wasn't Sam Gompers head of the CIO pre-merger?

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 01:39 AM (BccxL)

566 Wasn't Sam Gompers head of the CIO pre-merger?
Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 01:39 AM (BccxL)
----------
Yah.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 01:40 AM (WGara)

567 Adrenaline let down is a hell of a let down though. Alone time and quiet was my friend.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 01:30 AM (QzJWU)

Family is the worst. By far. Because of Jesus, and all that jazz. God bless you, sir, for seeing through the nonsense and doing the right thing. We'd rather have you here than not.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:41 AM (SDdx5)

568 Dad is being evaluated for hospice, and things are going apace. Meanwhile, that means dealing with loonie sisters, mom who is long gone mentally but fit enough to abuse him when she can, arguments, malarkey, and horseshit. God saw fit to burden me with family, and tell me to honor them, so here I am, putting up with drama, texts all day and night, opinions that make no sense, and misery to go.

If I weren't Catholic, I'd consider writing a directive that somebody shoot me in the head at the first sign of dementia. Might be better all around.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:44 AM (SDdx5)

569 564 LCD. Three times, I've looked across the sights at another human being, yet all three survived.

The obeyed commands in the milliseconds remaining to them, and hence extended their miserable lives.
----

Interesting choice of words about obeying commands in milliseconds.
I think you hit on the problem in many urban areas - example upthread was that Oakland mob attacking an ambulance while the EMT's are trying to help someone, in fact a black person in a black neighborhood.

People are en masse just ignoring commands, thinking they are impervious to being corrected or managed by law enforcement. I see it in Seattle and Portland, as well as other urban centers of dis-merit.
With this ability gone, the next logical step is mobs. Uncontrolled mobs. Mobs are cancer to a civilized society, and there is only one way to get rid of cancer.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 01:44 AM (sy5kK)

570 The more I learn about other people's families, I am thankful for the family that I have had.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 01:46 AM (WGara)

571 Yay, Nils! I'll even forgive him playing with that NJ commie.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at June 22, 2021 01:48 AM (Su9Le)

572 Thank you, tcn in AK.

Though I subscribe to the Fairbanks adage "it is the heard heart that kills", and when "in the zone" mine is as hard as they come. It's when exiting the zone that the shit gets not only "real", but complicated.

Understand me here though. If one is the subject upon which my sight picture is held, whilst I bark commands, well. You're dead already. Your compliance with my commands is your resurrection in this life. The life next, still remains up to you.

I shall now resume my Nice version of..

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 01:48 AM (QzJWU)

573 I saw Arguments, Malarkey, and Horseshit open for The Butthole Surfers at the I-Beam in 1987.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 01:51 AM (BccxL)

574 If I weren't Catholic, I'd consider writing a
directive that somebody shoot me in the head at the first sign of
dementia. Might be better all around.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:44 AM (SDdx5)

that is a harsh view. I am sorry you have had that experience. My parents were lucky for the people that cared for them. There are always people with opinions in the greater family, but I guess we were lucky with benign neglect. Opinions are fine if they don't matter. People usually have them regardless if they have a clue.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 01:51 AM (gJfTA)

575 573 I saw Arguments, Malarkey, and Horseshit open for The Butthole Surfers at the I-Beam in 1987.
Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 01:51 AM (BccxL)

Well, they've been around here a lot longer that that. I'm already 29.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 22, 2021 01:51 AM (SDdx5)

576
I shall now resume my Nice version of..

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 01:48 AM (QzJWU)

HEY NOW!

STOP THAT!!

;-)

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 01:52 AM (sy5kK)

577 The more I learn about other people's families, I am thankful for the family that I have had.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 01:46 AM (WGara)

same. But we all have our travails. Things go well in one way and not so much the other way. The crappiest part is when the best of them are the ones that are gone.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 01:53 AM (gJfTA)

578 Oh man, imagine a group lead by Malarkey and Horseshit: "Malarkey, Horseshit, and the Arguments". I am thankful that my brother, sister, and i get along with our mother probably not having much time left until she jouns our father.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 01:57 AM (BccxL)

579 "Malarkey is slang for bullshit, isn't it, Private?"

"Yes sir!"

"Rust on the butt plate hinge spring, Private Bullshit. Revoked!"

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 02:01 AM (WGara)

580 ..HEY NOW! STOP THAT!! ;-) Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 01:52 AM (sy5kK)

Yeah, you saw the Nice Jim version of instruction at the TxMoMeet. I don't teach sociopathy 101 unless in very carefully vetted venues.

Guess what attribute you need to tap into to be a fully effective "in the moment" gunfighter, though?

Give a damn for your opponent, much less have empathy, and you're miles behind the Power Curve there. MY "only care" is the legal shit I'd have to deal with upon a trigger pull. THAT is my buffer, and not a whist of a damn about the bastard that ought to have been shot, regardless. Oops, I said it. oops. oospie!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 02:02 AM (QzJWU)

581 BOB

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 02:02 AM (BccxL)

582 Might as well be up, sleep isn't happening

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:05 AM (Cxk7w)

583 Might as well be up, sleep isn't happening
Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:05 AM (Cxk7w)
-----------
Way-ull, then, how's your Napoleonic painting coming along?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 02:07 AM (WGara)

584 Skip.

Take over my shift. I'm typing in zombie mode, here.

It'll help if you give people chills and frights with what you type? Carry On. Or. Carrion. Your choice.

hasta la nite nite, horde!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 02:08 AM (QzJWU)

585 Give a damn for your opponent, much less have empathy, and you're miles behind the Power Curve there. ......Oops, I said it. oops. oospie!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 22, 2021 02:02 AM (QzJWU)

Yeah, if the firearm is out of the holster for any reason, any empathy for my fellow human being has been temporarily suspended. I'm lucky I've never yet been faced with this.
Kinda close a couple of times, but there was always an alternative option available. Knock knock.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 02:11 AM (sy5kK)

586 it is all about the power curve, never get behind

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 22, 2021 02:11 AM (LU4JE)

587 I am out of new figures, there is a gaming convention in November and they have lots of sellers so going to wait until then because want specialty figures. Want wagons and artillery vehicles.

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:12 AM (Cxk7w)

588 Really would like to get a solo game going but it's a pile of time and lots to do here.

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:14 AM (Cxk7w)

589 G'nite, Jim!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 02:14 AM (sy5kK)

590 The Thread picture would be a hard 1000 piece puzzle

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:15 AM (Cxk7w)

591 581 BOB
Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 02:02 AM (BccxL)

Possibly the greatest invention in the last 50 years, if I do say so myself.

Posted by: Melinda Gates at June 22, 2021 02:16 AM (sy5kK)

592 Working at a YMCA today, installing new bathrooms, lots of blocking for bathroom accessories to do.

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:17 AM (Cxk7w)

593 Everyone have a good evening/early morning, and thanks to all.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 22, 2021 02:18 AM (sy5kK)

594 You too LCD

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:21 AM (Cxk7w)

595 I should get up and make French Toast before CBD gets up

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:22 AM (Cxk7w)

596 And rain cooler today, mid 70s

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:23 AM (Cxk7w)

597 I should get up and make French Toast before CBD gets up

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:22 AM (Cxk7w)

You know the rules...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 02:36 AM (Q9lwr)

598 I have easy Pepperidge French Swirl bread, nothing to make it.

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:43 AM (Cxk7w)

599 592 Working at a YMCA today, installing new bathrooms, lots of blocking for bathroom accessories to do.
Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:17 AM (Cxk7w)

Don't forget the hidden cameras!

Posted by: Bob at NSA at June 22, 2021 02:48 AM (BZBAG)

600 597 I should get up and make French Toast before CBD gets up

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:22 AM (Cxk7w)

You know the rules...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 02:36 AM (Q9lwr)
---------
Make enough for everyone, and be liberal with the maple syrup.
.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe on July 24! at June 22, 2021 02:54 AM (wyw4S)

601 Make enough for everyone, and be liberal with the maple syrup.
.
Posted by: b


is there any way to use maple syrup and not be liberal?

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 22, 2021 02:56 AM (LU4JE)

602 Don't forget the hidden cameras!
Posted by: Bob at NSA at June 22, 2021 02:48 AM (BZBAG)

Ja!!

Vergessen sie es nicht!! Wir moechten mehr scat wideos!

Posted by: Fritz mit der Bundesnachrictendienst at June 22, 2021 02:57 AM (weGKL)

603 Mornin', all

French toast sounds good, Skip!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 22, 2021 03:01 AM (k/rH4)

604 French toast sounds good, Skip!
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 22, 2021 03:01 AM (k/rH4)

Don't forget me!

Posted by: Maple Syrup at June 22, 2021 03:04 AM (weGKL)

605 597 I should get up and make French Toast before CBD gets up

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 02:22 AM (Cxk7w)

You know the rules...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 02:36 AM (Q9lwr)

uh-oh

Posted by: m at June 22, 2021 03:07 AM (rk2/G)

606 Did anyone know, today is National Disgruntled Employees Day? In honor of today...

Nothing for us Gruntled Employees?

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at June 22, 2021 03:27 AM (rt0xh)

607 46 here this morning but supposed to hit the 80s later.

No rain today, but forcast for the rest of week. That's ok. We need it.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 22, 2021 03:27 AM (k/rH4)

608 Supposed to be a fantastic day tomorrow here.

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 03:31 AM (Cxk7w)

609 Also grateful for the upcoming rain as Mr. I (who will be released from inpatient therapy today) will want to be cutting the grass. One of the things he's been worrying about while in hospital.

Using a mower is something he's not going to be able to do for a while.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 22, 2021 03:39 AM (k/rH4)

610 Skip with the new and improved Sous Vide french toast...right, Skip!

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 22, 2021 03:44 AM (+I6Y/)

611 Morning Horde !

Posted by: JT at June 22, 2021 03:46 AM (arJlL)

612 "I am more likely to be injured, or lose money, because of a bossy person than a malicious person." Both of these are problems of attitude, where they are the main character in their head-story, not the person being affected. The more you think about it, the more similar they are.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 22, 2021 03:53 AM (ybIRR)

613 Been up since 2am, going to be a long day

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 03:54 AM (Cxk7w)

614 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at June 22, 2021 03:55 AM (rk2/G)

615 tech up

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 22, 2021 03:55 AM (+I6Y/)

616 Criminals shot dead, good news.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 22, 2021 03:56 AM (ybIRR)

617 Been looking, finished a suduko and missed a first

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 03:59 AM (Cxk7w)

618 Won't load for me

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 22, 2021 04:04 AM (k/rH4)

619 Which is ok - because I'm heading out.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 22, 2021 04:06 AM (k/rH4)

620 sigh

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 22, 2021 04:32 AM (LU4JE)

621 I wondered if any of the athletes were going to pull a stunt like that. Wonder no more.

I question your use of the word "Athletes". Sometime I have to see what these .... people look like. Apparently they do not have a dental plan.

Posted by: Paladin at June 22, 2021 06:00 AM (tEhT/)

622 Subway sandwiches? You mean the people who are paying that purple-haired whore to promote their crappy food?

Yeah. No.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at June 22, 2021 01:18 PM (jWe5r)

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The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat