Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (6/30/21)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther


Quote II

“They were sent home from school. It was the LAST DAY. There were NO other repercussions. They even went to prom the very next night. Some of them are seniors going off to represent OUR school and town.” Unidentified resident of Montgomery, PA

Quote III


"We are committed to aligning Canada's zero-emission vehicles sales targets with those of the most ambitious North American jurisdictions," Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson


Quote IV

“The shark attack garnered a lot of media attention. Truthfully, it scared a lot of people, but this is something that can take place anywhere.Mohammad Qatawneh, from the Aqaba International Dive Centre

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Flying car completes test flight between airports
A prototype flying car has completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.

The hybrid car-aircraft, AirCar, is equipped with a BMW engine and runs on regular petrol-pump fuel.

Its creator, Prof Stefan Klein, said it could fly about 1,000km (600 miles), at a height of 8,200ft (2,500m), and had clocked up 40 hours in the air so far.

It takes two minutes and 15 seconds to transform from car into aircraft.

'Very pleasant'
The narrow wings fold down along the sides of the car.

Prof Klein drove it straight off the runway and into town upon arrival, watched by invited reporters.

He described the experience, early on Monday morning, as "normal" and "very pleasant".

In the air, the vehicle reached a cruising speed of 170km/h.

It can carry two people, with a combined weight limit of 200kg (31 stone).

But unlike drone-taxi prototypes, it cannot take off and land vertically and requires a runway.

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(H/T Sayomara)

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Truly a contender for Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day. Laugh out loud Karmic relief. (H/T redc1c4)

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Living in a rural area I like and appreciate the Dollar General nearby. The economics of dollar stores - A visual explainer of the numbers behind America’s ubiquitous bargain-basement chains.


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Long and NSFW-Language warning Paul Joseph Watson............


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Now only if the prices of lumber would come down.

Police in Lackawanna County broke up an exorcism in the lumber aisle of a home-improvement store Monday.

Details are scarce on just what was going on inside the Home Depot on Commerce Drive in Dickson City Monday afternoon, but police were called around 3:26 p.m. to escort several people out of the store for “bad behavior,” WBRE/WYOU is reporting.

According to reports, the exorcism was held for the trees that had been turned into lumber.


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I love fish. I love the Friday night fish fry.......So does Charlie..............


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A stroll down memory lane.......Twenty retailers no longer in business.

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The Kung Flu pandemic has touched everything. Museums included.

Cash-strapped museums unable to stop treasures from leaving UK

Export licences likely to be granted on Italian roundel and German reliquary as institutions struggle with the fallout of the pandemic


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Is this too good to hang onto until Saturday's ONT? Perhaps, you Morons can be the judge.

A Man's Penis Broke Vertically During Sex—an Apparent Medical First

The awkward injury was surgically repaired and thankfully didn't lead to lasting disability, UK doctors say.

A man in the UK appears to be a medical first, though probably not in the way he would have wanted. His doctors say he’s the first known person to have had his penis broken vertically during sex. Despite the odd injury, though, the man has fully recovered.

A broken penis, or penile fracture, is more accurately described as a tear starting from the tunica albuginea, the protective layer surrounding the erectile tissue that pump blood to the penis. The reason why it feels like a broken bone is that most injuries happen during sex, when a fully erect penis is bent too far and/or with too much force and buckles under the pressure, which then causes blood in the penis to leak out. When that happens, it’s almost always accompanied by a loud popping sound along with quickly formed bruising and swelling, again much like a broken bone. The injury also causes immediate detumescence, or the loss of an erection. It’s thought to be uncommon, though probably underreported due to embarrassment.


Embarrassment? Ya think Da Nozzo?


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Spicy means spicy, amirite? Not to our Genius Award Winners.

A Tennessee couple is facing attempted murder charges after they allegedly opened fire at Burger King employees following a dispute “over a spicy chicken sandwich,” according to a criminal complaint.

Police report that Tavarus McKinney, 22, and Keonna Halliburton, 20, got into an argument earlier this month with Burger King workers at a restaurant in Memphis. The duo, cops say, complained that Halliburton’s chicken sandwich was too spicy.

After the “initial altercation,” McKinney and Halliburton departed for a few minutes, but returned in their Ford Escape and allegedly “fired multiple shots from the road into the parking lot.”


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Dreams and aspirations do come true. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

In 1961 The Yankees Denied Her Request To Be A Bat Girl. 60 Years Later, Her Dream Has Come True

As a 10-year-old girl, Gwen McLoughlin wrote a letter to the New York Yankees organization asking to be a bat girl.

60 years later, her request has been granted.


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1 Huh. Maybe first.

Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at June 30, 2021 08:57 PM (HuH1F)

2 The log cabin is full of ghey Republicans. Gabe is the doorman.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (VxC1e)

3 Well, how about that. Just walked into the room.

Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (HuH1F)

4 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (VxC1e)

5 5

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 30, 2021 08:59 PM (UJvRO)

6 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 08:59 PM (fYTGN)

7 3 Well, how about that. Just walked into the room.
Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (HuH1F)

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Get out, Charles!

Posted by: Pedro the Cruel at June 30, 2021 08:59 PM (VxC1e)

8

Firſt!

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 08:59 PM (pPbv+)

9 I count as among the present.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 30, 2021 08:59 PM (vQrhu)

10 I used to think UTC was such a great concept!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 08:59 PM (hOUT3)

11 good evening

Posted by: wing at June 30, 2021 09:00 PM (JFzNN)

12
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (VxC1e)


Spunky tonight

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:00 PM (aA3+G)

13 Howdy, MisHum, howdy, Horde

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 30, 2021 09:00 PM (UJvRO)

14 Pedro, that was cruel.

Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at June 30, 2021 09:01 PM (HuH1F)

15 I count as among the present.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 30, 2021 08:59 PM (vQrhu)


I do not mind getting to post after Ben Had!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:01 PM (hOUT3)

16 I do wish I had a wood stove.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 30, 2021 09:01 PM (vQrhu)

17 I just don't equate carpetstan goatfucker music with Shark Week.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 30, 2021 09:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

18 So the future is comping, flying cars are being tested but will be banned because they are not green.

Seriously, I didn't want to wind up in Logan's Run/Soylent Green's dystopian future, yet we are so close to them.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:02 PM (Ojki1)

19 4 Arf!
Posted by: Sandy at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (VxC1e)


Sandy, I so hope you are coming to the TxMoMe!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:03 PM (hOUT3)

20 Snoochie boochie. Joe Biden is a Fucking Retard.

Posted by: bob frapples at June 30, 2021 09:03 PM (hNjgQ)

21
Spunky tonight
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:00 PM (aA3+G)

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Like the hot tub at The Cockpit on Friday night.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:03 PM (VxC1e)

22 Where's the aisle for the Lost Country?

Posted by: Iris at June 30, 2021 09:03 PM (6lKe4)

23 The log cabin is full of ghey Republicans. Gabe is the doorman.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (VxC1e)

Also full of angry tree spirits, apparently.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 09:03 PM (uhPTO)

24 I could live there in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Infidel at June 30, 2021 09:03 PM (dYrVA)

25 According to reports, the exorcism was held for the trees that had been turned into lumber.
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So...trying to be rid of evil tree spirits? Or just a dumber brand of leftest than usual, who heard the word exorcism and misses it for extermination of termites?

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:04 PM (Ojki1)

26 Gabe is the doorman.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (VxC1e)

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Gabe is a full on RINO these days... just check his Twatter feed.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:04 PM (fYTGN)

27 Htothgar, My hours have been taking a hit here lately. The bell still rings at 4 though.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 30, 2021 09:04 PM (vQrhu)

28 I do wish I had a wood stove.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 30, 2021 09:01 PM (vQrhu)


Iffen you wants some real heat, they are the only way to go, and Conor approved!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:04 PM (hOUT3)

29 Styx, the band that you last heard in Guardians of the Galaxy, had a pretty good album last year.

https://youtu.be/DWNoztiRsHQ

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2021 09:04 PM (ybIRR)

30 I went to that Vice link. So now All Lives Matter is Racist? Fuck these people.

Posted by: butch at June 30, 2021 09:05 PM (cHvOo)

31 and ya gotta love the idea of a shithole like Oakland having a "chief of violence"... whatever *that* is.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:06 PM (fYTGN)

32 There's also this flying car - the PAL-V. Basically a gyroplane.

https://www.pal-v.com/en/

Posted by: Eisenhorn at June 30, 2021 09:06 PM (cDeAj)

33 30 Posted by: butch at June 30, 2021 09:05 PM (cHvOo)

The nexus is coming, there were signs for Glee Month that said "Tranny Lives Matter!"

Watching team donkey figure out the victimalympics will be lit.

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:07 PM (Lzpvj)

34 the perpetrators drove an Escape but could not. For a second I wondered why they drug Halliburton into it.

it is one thing to not like spice, but there are ways around it. Drink milk, eat bread, don't order spicy things, etc.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:07 PM (F2/Ok)

35 In the air, the vehicle reached a cruising speed of 170km/h.

It can carry two people, with a combined weight limit of 200kg


Huh. I wonder how much that is.

(31 stone).

Oh.

Posted by: Splunge at June 30, 2021 09:07 PM (S7/a+)

36 23 The log cabin is full of ghey Republicans. Gabe is the doorman.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 08:58 PM (VxC1e)

Also full of angry tree spirits, apparently.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 09:03 PM (uhPTO)

I'm pissed, and will knock your tower down!

Posted by: Treebeard at June 30, 2021 09:07 PM (Ojki1)

37 Gabe is a full on RINO these days... just check his Twatter feed.
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:04 PM (fYTGN)

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He went all Allahpundit?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (VxC1e)

38 Thanks for the ONT.

That 20 defunct retailers link is a trip down memory lane.

Sam Goody's and Camelot. Damn.

I'll add one: Suncoast.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (csEWM)

39 Fuck these people.


Posted by: butch at June 30, 2021 09:05 PM (cHvOo)

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i don't fuck trash: i bury it.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (fYTGN)

40 I love the lost spouse aisle. Husband and I have decided aisle three is now our meeting place when we invariably get separated in the grocery store.

But you'd think they would choose a more interesting aisle, like beef jerky and chips...

Posted by: Moki at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (JrN/x)

41 I was a kid in the 70s and I flew to CA. I chatted with a friendly lass for hours who was going to Oakland. Even then, as a kid, I wondered why.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (F2/Ok)

42 Hello Darlings, how is every little thing?

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:09 PM (NDANa)

43 Ugh, how can 2021 be half over already?

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:09 PM (Vgw1E)

44 I guess Trump must have killed Twitter:
"Something went wrong. Try reloading"

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at June 30, 2021 09:09 PM (FBrfY)

45 Hey everybody! Hey ONT! Hey MisHum!

Is the Lost Spouse available frozen or in cans?

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:09 PM (L2ZTs)

46 Huh. I wonder how much that is.

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Metric or Imperial?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:09 PM (VxC1e)

47 36 Posted by: Treebeard at June 30, 2021 09:07 PM (Ojki1)

VROOM VROOM!

MEEP MEEP!

//What Slippery Slope?

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:10 PM (Lzpvj)

48 43 Ugh, how can 2021 be half over already?
Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:09 PM (Vgw1E)

Time flies when you're having fun.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:10 PM (NDANa)

49 i don't fuck trash: i bury it.
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (fYTGN)

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SICK

BURN

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:10 PM (VxC1e)

50 I can handle heat: my point is why? MOst things when they get to a certain heat/spiciness level are no longer flavorful. So what is the point?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:10 PM (csEWM)

51 A Tennessee couple is facing attempted murder charges after they allegedly opened fire at Burger King employees following a dispute "over a spicy chicken sandwich," according to a criminal complaint.
Police report that Tavarus McKinney, 22, and Keonna Halliburton, 20...


I'm gonna go out on a limb here and assume Keonna's not a member of the family that started up the oil exploration company Halliburton.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:11 PM (L2ZTs)

52 37 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (VxC1e)

Hi folks, Slay'Em Media Twatter Addicts here, are you an internet troll disguised as a CONservative who likes rectal massage therapy?

E-Mail-Pederast@CONthought.net for more details.....

//MEEP MEEP!

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:11 PM (Lzpvj)

53 Dr T, exactly.
"Stop the world, I wanna get off!"

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:11 PM (L2ZTs)

54 38 Thanks for the ONT.
That 20 defunct retailers link is a trip down memory lane.
Sam Goody's and Camelot. Damn.
I'll add one: Suncoast.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (csEWM)

The parent company of Suncoast and Camelot still runs the FYE stores.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:12 PM (Ojki1)

55 Time flies when you're having fun.
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:10 PM (NDANa)


Yes. Fun.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:12 PM (Vgw1E)

56 Hey fuck bat girl, I had plenty dreams crushed bcuz reasons, where is my do over?

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 30, 2021 09:12 PM (bkB+4)

57 I can handle heat: my point is why? MOst things when they get to a certain heat/spiciness level are no longer flavorful. So what is the point?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Too see if mama-san can make you cry

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:12 PM (Xih1H)

58 two LA local chains, and then off to cook dinner:

Licorice Pizza

Fedco

what was the name of the chain of stores where the company went broke because they gave credit to everyone? they were similar to what K-Mart is these days.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:13 PM (fYTGN)

59 Fryes?

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:13 PM (Xih1H)

60 Suncoast was great. A video store that specialized in *selling* tapes and discs, rather than renting. Loved 'em.

And I still miss record stores, although nowadays vinyl shops (buy/trade/sell) seem to be popping up here and there in my area. Hope at least a few of them can stick around a while. So frustrating when you fall in love with a small independent store, and then it folds and is never heard from again.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:13 PM (L2ZTs)

61 Time flies when you're having fun.
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:10 PM (NDANa)


I thought fun was no longer allowed?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:13 PM (hOUT3)

62 55 Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:12 PM (Vgw1E)

It *is* a kind of fun, to wit: we are watching a bunch of retard socialists preen as though a brain-addled dementia patient is the oracle of fucking delphi....

*fun*

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:14 PM (Lzpvj)

63 Flying cars? Fucking idiots can't even handle regular cars on the road. I've seen too many idiotic things to trust anyone driving one of those.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:14 PM (nxdel)

64 I recall most of those stores. The Wiz was a New York thing right?
That Circuit City looked like that one we used to go to. Sure they likely look alike, but that one really looks like the one we used to frequent.

Blockbuster is too corporate and generic. If you lived in the DC area, the video store of yore was Erol's.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:14 PM (F2/Ok)

65 61 Time flies when you're having fun.
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:10 PM (NDANa)

I thought fun was no longer allowed?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:13 PM (hOUT3)


Its always allowed on The ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:14 PM (aA3+G)

66 And I still miss record stores, although nowadays vinyl shops (buy/trade/sell) seem to be popping up here and there in my area. Hope at least a few of them can stick around a while.

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Amoeba Music just reopened in Hollywood across from the Pantages Theater,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (VxC1e)

67 Gabe is a full on RINO these days... just check his Twatter feed.
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:04 PM (fYTGN)


One of my favorite memories from my early browsing of the blog is still Ace's "ungrateful loaf" speech he made Malor read at CPAC or somewhere. I was reading that in the university library, and it was all I could do not to die laughing right there.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (Vgw1E)

68 Buen noche morons and thanks for the cabin mh

I saw a clip of the "air car" this morning and immediately decided I need one.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (EZebt)

69 redc1c4, I have memories of my parents taking us kids to Fedco with 'em on Sunday nights for shopping.

Good place, but IMHO the layout was weird and OMG, they had the strangest looking produce I ever saw. I think their weird/bad lighting (at the Cerritos location at least) made fruits and veggies look discolored.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (L2ZTs)

70 59 Fryes?
Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:13 PM (Xih1H)

That was a great store. Ruined Best Buy for me (and made me feel stupid for ever shopping at one.) Never had one that was actually realistically close to me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (csEWM)

71 Service Mechandise business model would seem to be competitive

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (Xih1H)

72 I'm gonna go out on a limb here and assume Keonna's not a member of the family that started up the oil exploration company Halliburton.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:11 PM (L2ZTs)

She's their Jed Clampett.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (uhPTO)

73 Seriously, I didn't want to wind up in Logan's Run/Soylent Green's dystopian future, yet we are so close to them.
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:02 PM (Ojki1)



Renew! Renew!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (ySM85)

74 Cicero, I'll have to check them out. I have yet to visit Amoeba. Thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)

75 Tim Wilson, gone much too soon.

Posted by: butch at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (cHvOo)

76 I loved me some TG&Y when I was a kid. It's where I bought my marbles.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (2DOZq)

77 what was the name of the chain of stores where the
company went broke because they gave credit to everyone? they were
similar to what K-Mart is these days.


Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:13 PM (fYTGN)

is kmart still a thing? The AP?

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (F2/Ok)

78 Its always allowed on The ONT
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:14 PM (aA3+G)


True!
That is why an ONT is a special place, a very special place these days!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (hOUT3)

79 67 Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (Vgw1E)

I have had the pleasure of treeing few lawyers here on probable outcomes of republicrat horsefuckery....

MEEP MEEP! was one of them.

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (Lzpvj)

80 Grant's!

popped into my head as i left the room...

#Doh!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (fYTGN)

81 Federal Employees Discount Company

Van Nuys bldg now a Target.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 30, 2021 09:17 PM (bkB+4)

82 Lost spouse: always have a pre-agreed upon fallback location, like floral, or pharmacy aisle by the condoms. Like a drone's seek home command if it hasn't received a command from its controller for a while. Or sure, use phones, but that's cheating.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:17 PM (OV00c)

83 I've been to Friday fish fry at Lake Skaneateles, NY

And it was awesome.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 30, 2021 09:17 PM (EZebt)

84 I loved me some TG&Y when I was a kid. It's where I bought my marbles.
Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (2DOZq)


That's cool Just a side note.
Walmart is where I lost my marbles... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

85 77 Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (F2/Ok)

K-mart was an outgrowth of Kresge's IIRC.

Kresge was a "budget" version of Woolworth's.

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (Lzpvj)

86 One of my first jobs was at a TG&Y. Got fired because the manager accused me of stealing from the cash register. Found out later it was HER stealing.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (nxdel)

87 Service Mechandise business model would seem to be competitive
Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (Xih1H)


There was a predecessor to Costco called GEX!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (hOUT3)

88 Note on the defunct retailers list: Woolworth's is still very much around, just not in the U.S. There's plenty in Germany; I still have a couple pairs of sweatpants I bought there, and quite good ones at that. They're doing all right for themselves.

I'm still pissed Borders is gone, though.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (Vgw1E)

89 Flying cars? If half the dim bulbs out there fly as poorly as they drive, this country's gonna be covered in plane wreckage.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (r1z5A)

90 Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther

Putting stuff up like that makes it really difficult to be a smart ass.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (QlRIZ)

91
Cicero, I'll have to check them out. I have yet to visit Amoeba. Thanks!
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)

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It's big.


https://tinyurl.com/3kxy9zu5

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:19 PM (VxC1e)

92 've been to Friday fish fry at Lake Skaneateles, NY

And it was awesome.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 30, 2021 09:17 PM



So, we assume you can properly pronounce "Skaneatles", then?

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:19 PM (pPbv+)

93 redc1c4: Grants was the store that gave credit out to anything that moved starting about 1969, then was shocked when it went under in 1976.

Bet it'd be entertaining to go through those old applications. "Who registered for a card under the name 'Ed Sullivan's Schnozz'??"

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:19 PM (L2ZTs)

94 Morton's Cafeteria... a food line for the ages.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 30, 2021 09:19 PM (3H9h1)

95 Lost spouse: always have a pre-agreed upon fallback location, like floral, or pharmacy aisle by the condoms
...
Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:17 PM (OV00c)


The leash always worked for us!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:19 PM (hOUT3)

96 I would stop at Fryes when flying out of LAX. They would ship stuff from the store for me using my FedEx account. I would fill out a slip, leave my cart with the front end after paying and they would box and ship.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (Xih1H)

97 70 Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (csEWM)

Fry's is dead killed by mismanagement....here's an FYI Fry's was initially a supermarket chain.

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (Lzpvj)

98 60 Suncoast was great. A video store that specialized in *selling* tapes and discs, rather than renting. Loved 'em.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:13 PM (L2ZTs)

Their Media Play stores were amazing. Still miss that one.

An not noted in the article, KB Toys was killed by Bain capital, as was Toys R Us, so Romney gave them fiscal cancer.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (Ojki1)

99 There was a predecessor to Costco called GEX!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges


There was a predecessor to Amazon called "Sears"...

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (r1z5A)

100 Defunct stores, (at least in southeastern CT), that I remember fondly:

D&L
Ames
Zayre's
Caldor
Styles
Debutante
Tweeter
Record World
Barbara Moss

Posted by: squeakywheel at June 30, 2021 09:21 PM (H3YxZ)

101 Another great ONT, Mis Hum!

The cabin up top looks inviting and the tune behind it was great!

Charlie Berens has a way with fish fry... not my way, but if it works, who am I to complain?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at June 30, 2021 09:21 PM (rwusL)

102 I'm still pissed Borders is gone, though.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (Vgw1E)


We had a great convenient Borders here, but no more!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges at June 30, 2021 09:21 PM (hOUT3)

103 73 Seriously, I didn't want to wind up in Logan's Run/Soylent Green's dystopian future, yet we are so close to them.
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:02 PM (Ojki1)

Renew! Renew
Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM
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Eh, after the Covid vaccines the future that I am betting on is "Children of Men" or Stargate episode 16 Season 4 "2010"

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at June 30, 2021 09:21 PM (FBrfY)

104 @TheBabylonBee
Desperate For Ratings Boost, Brian Stelter Dons Orange Wig

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 30, 2021 09:21 PM (M119n)

105 20 Snoochie boochie. Joe Biden is a Fucking Retard.
Posted by: bob frapples


The proper term is "developmentally disabled".
The videos of him leaning forward and loudly whispering into the microphone are a hoot. SNL and the late night comedians won't mock him of course, because he's THEIR retard.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 09:22 PM (+lVUW)

106 That flying car isn't any more advanced then the flying cars of the late 1940's. Except the wings fold automatically. These are gimmicks used to attract stupid investors.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 30, 2021 09:22 PM (qH6FZ)

107 There was a predecessor to Amazon called "Sears"...
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (r1z5A)


No one needs a computer in the home!

Posted by: B Gates at June 30, 2021 09:22 PM (hOUT3)

108 Sharknado, nana nana nana nana

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:23 PM (QlRIZ)

109 The markup on video cards is a lot better than cantaloupe

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:23 PM (Xih1H)

110 Have fond memories of the Service Merchandise showroom in Springfield, OH. That catalog was like crack around Christmas, even if we never really got any of the those toys and games as presents.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 09:23 PM (uhPTO)

111 There was a predecessor to Amazon called "Sears"...
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (r1z5A)


"Sears," you say?

Aren't those the parking lots with empty buildings on them?

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:23 PM (Vgw1E)

112 Many years ago, when I was working for a publisher of medical journals, I edited an article on broken penis. The article had a number of case studies, each of which included the sentence, "The patient claimed to have been having normal sex." Unspoken was the comment, "Uh, huh. Riiiiight."

Posted by: Nemo at June 30, 2021 09:23 PM (S6ArX)

113 There was a predecessor to Amazon called "Sears"...
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (r1z5A)

No one needs a computer in the home!
Posted by: B Gates

Or a GUI for a bus and email

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:23 PM (Xih1H)

114 K-mart was an outgrowth of Kresge's IIRC.



Kresge was a "budget" version of Woolworth's.

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (Lzpvj)

i remember when Jim Cramer's buddy and supposed investment wizard Eddie Lampert bout K Mart. That stock skyrocketed because everyone thought magic was going to happen. But it didn't, it was still a stale store that offered nothing new to entice anyone to start shopping there again,

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:24 PM (F2/Ok)

115 Bbs not bus

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:24 PM (Xih1H)

116 My defunct store list:
- White Front
- The Treasury
- Fed-Mart
- Gemco
- Music Plus
- Pacific Stereo
- Miller's Outpost
- Pup 'n Taco

Also I don't think they're out of business but we had Blimpie in SoCal for a short time.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:24 PM (L2ZTs)

117 Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:19 PM (pPbv+)

===
Of course. In the proper ayk-cent.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 30, 2021 09:24 PM (EZebt)

118 Fry's is dead killed by mismanagement....here's an FYI Fry's was initially a supermarket chain.
Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (Lzpvj)

yeah I remember when I was a young 'un my grandmother would take me to go shopping at Fry's with her, and she loved their lunch counter. Served the kind of food you see in scenes from diners in the 40's.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2021 09:24 PM (rfYv5)

119 "Sears," you say?

Aren't those the parking lots with empty buildings on them?
Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:23 PM (Vgw1E)

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"Socks to stocks" it was a boffo business plan!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:24 PM (VxC1e)

120 At the time , I actually liked Circuit City better than Best Buy .

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:25 PM (2DOZq)

121
101 Another great ONT, Mis Hum!

The cabin up top looks inviting and the tune behind it was great!

Charlie Berens has a way with fish fry... not my way, but if it works, who am I to complain?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at June 30, 2021 09:21 PM (rwusL)


Thanks.

Shore Lunch makes a beer batter mix. Add beer to the mix. Whip it up and dredge your fish in it. Gently place in boiling oil and tasty. We use a big turkey fryer on our fishing trip to N. MN for fish fry.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:25 PM (aA3+G)

122 There was a time when electronic store chains were everywhere. Bestbuy is the only one I see anymore and I don't know how well they're doing.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:25 PM (OV00c)

123 is kmart still a thing? The AP?
Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (F2/Ok)

Kmart bought Sears, cause 2 dying brands will make 1 whole good one right?

There is still one about 45-60 min from me. I do get a kick as one old K-Mart, which was then rebranded Sears before closing, is now a climate controlled self storage building. So you can now pay to store stuff in the building you bought it from 10 years ago.

Funny ol' world.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:25 PM (Ojki1)

124 There was a time when electronic store chains were everywhere. Bestbuy is the only one I see anymore and I don't know how well they're doing.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:25 PM (OV00c)

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They're now the showroom for Amazon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:26 PM (VxC1e)

125 Fry's is dead killed by mismanagement....here's an FYI Fry's was initially a supermarket chain.
Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (Lzpvj)


It seemed like the sort of place that got into its current market niche because the shower curtains it manufactured contained too much lead, yes.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2021 09:26 PM (ySM85)

126 - BEST Stores
- Federated Group
- Harris & Frank
- Chess King
- Clifton's Cafeteria

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:26 PM (L2ZTs)

127 and ya gotta love the idea of a shithole like Oakland having a "chief of violence"... whatever *that* is.

Sounds like they're being honest.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (+lVUW)

128 Well of course Martin Luther would say that - sammiches hadn't been invented yet!

Posted by: 496 at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (U1eOr)

129 I miss Fry's, but it's been about ten years since I could actually afford to go there and _buy_ some of the stuff there.

The great devouring has devoured my life.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain: Chernyenko my coat at the cleaners at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (Clxcy)

130 Living in a rural area I like and appreciate the Dollar General nearby.
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Amen.

Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (RU4sa)

131 That's one hell of a setup to fry fish. I guess the wife didn't want him in trashing the house.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (HnNKD)

132 There was a time when electronic store chains were everywhere. Bestbuy is the only one I see anymore and I don't know how well they're doing.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:25 PM (OV00c)


There is a nice one near me, but the parking lot seems very empty!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (hOUT3)

133 Posted by: squeakywheel at June 30, 2021 09:21 PM (H3YxZ)

Ames and maybe record in.

but i like food the best.

Shakeys, Pizza Inn, Armand's. THere may still be pizza inns somewhere and maybe Armand's too. But they are dead to me.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (F2/Ok)

134

Radio Shack is gone, innit?

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:28 PM (pPbv+)

135 107 There was a predecessor to Amazon called "Sears"...
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (r1z5A)

No one needs a computer in the home!
Posted by: B Gates at June 30, 2021 09:22 PM (hOUT3)

Buy a TANDY!!!

Posted by: Radio Shack at June 30, 2021 09:28 PM (Ojki1)

136 - Clifton's Cafeteria
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:26 PM (L2ZTs)

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Last time I drove by Cliftons was still there. It had a big reopening a few years ago.

I used to go there as a kid. They had these dioramas with deers and shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:28 PM (VxC1e)

137 Quiznos went from 5000 stores to 2000 and no longer any where near me.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:28 PM (2DOZq)

138 There was a predecessor to Amazon called "Sears"...

They sold homes, at one time too.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 30, 2021 09:28 PM (3H9h1)

139 Good evening Mis Hum. Good evening morons.

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 30, 2021 09:28 PM (Um2IM)

140 They're now the showroom for Amazon.
Posted by: Cicero

Basically an uncompensated Service Merchandise

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (Xih1H)

141 Living in a rural area I like and appreciate the Dollar General nearby.
Amen.
Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (RU4sa)


I did not think I would like DG, but I have become a rabid fan of the convenience and variety they offer!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (hOUT3)

142 I didn't notice McCrory's in that closed retailer's list but, as a kid, Woolworth's and McCrory's went together like Home Depot and Lowe's.

I spent countless hours as a kid look through a basket of 'rack packs' of baseball cards (which allowed you to see the top and bottom card in each of the three sections) in McCrory's looking for my favorite Braves players until I called over to the lunch counter by my mom to eat my grilled cheese.

Now, there is no McCrory's and baseball is just another woke sport I care nothing for.

Dollar Stores and LeBron James tweets are a piss-poor substitute for a kid. Things aren't better, they're worse.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (5We2S)

143 I worked Christmas seasons in a TGY for many years as a teenager for under $2 an hour.

Posted by: huerfano at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (DzhEB)

144 There was a fantastic camera store for years at Lakewood Mall called Knight Photo. Now long gone.

Also at my first full-time job at GTE in Downey, there was a Fromex right next door. (The Fromex building is still there but now an optometrist, and the GTE building was torn down and replaced with a, you guessed it, Chick-Fil-A.)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (L2ZTs)

145 I recently discovered a 1/2 of a dollar store chain called "Five Below." It's interesting. When I get enough ahead I'm going to get a set of headphones there.and listen to the audiobooks.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain: Chernyenko my coat at the cleaners at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (Clxcy)

146 Living in a rural area I like and appreciate the Dollar General nearby.
___

Amen.
Posted by: SMH


Tractor Supply for me. Any place that sells nuts and bolts by the pound is aces in my book!

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (r1z5A)

147 i guess there are still a lot of Pizza Inns. But if you pick a state, any state, they are in some kind of out of the way places.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (F2/Ok)

148 I bought my first firearm at a Service Mercandise, believe it or not. Ruger 10/22 and 100 rds of .22LR. I think the total was around $140. Musta been 1989ish.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (C1NyB)

149 My wife loves Dollar General more than she does me.

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (Um2IM)

150

I thought Sears specialised in women's undergarments...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (pPbv+)

151 Kmart bought Sears, cause 2 dying brands will make 1 whole good one right?

best comment I heard on that was that it was based on the theory that two bricks won't sink as fast as one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (rfYv5)

152 Tractor Supply for me. Any place that sells nuts and bolts by the pound is aces in my book!

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (r1z5A)

In rural areas Tractor Supply is the one seed.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (F2/Ok)

153 134

Radio Shack is gone, innit?
Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:28 PM (pPbv+)

Mostly, but not completely.

The corporate owned stores are all mort, the indy owned ones still use the brand name. The 2 of those I know are both small 'shops' inside other stores, one a hobby store the other a farm supply store.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (Ojki1)

154 Hm...I actually remember a few of those chains from my college days, and Service Merchandise from before that.

Sports Authority must be a relatively recent failure compared to the others because I did definitely buy a cheap but quite functional golf putter from one of their Minnesota locations. That would have been around 2014.

Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (8h1h1)

155 A guy I used to know in grad school made a FB post the other day, defending CRT (because of course he did). I thought I'd lay down his argument here--actually he got it from somewhere else, but whatever--because knowing your enemy is useful.

1) Race is a social construct.
2) Racism in the United States is an ordinary experience of most people of color.
3) Legal advances (or setbacks) for people of color tend to serve the interests of dominant white groups.
4) Minorities deal with being stereotyped often.
5) No individual can be identified only in one way. A Black person can also identify as a woman, a lesbian, a feminist, a Christian, and so on.
6) People of color are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of other members of their group (or groups) regarding the effects of racism.

So there you go. Dumb, obviously, but useful in terms of knowing the enemy propaganda.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (Vgw1E)

156 >>> Also I don't think they're out of business but we had Blimpie in SoCal for a short time.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:24 PM (L2ZTs)


I miss quiznos. After their bankruptcy they closed a lot of stores.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (OV00c)

157 Did a snorkeling, not dive, day trip out of Aqaba once. No sharkey sharkey.

"Awrence, Awrence, Aqaba! Awrence!"

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 09:31 PM (OTzUX)

158 Kmart bought Sears, cause 2 dying brands will make 1 whole good one right?

best comment I heard on that was that it was based on the theory that two bricks won't sink as fast as one.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (rfYv5)

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Eddie Lampert was a retail genius. He flew Sears right into the ground.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:31 PM (VxC1e)

159 126 - BEST Stores
- Federated Group
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:26 PM (L2ZTs)

Fred R. Rated

Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 09:31 PM (xP36F)

160 Just a side note, I loved Quizno's steak subs with horseradish. Pricey but delicious. Also their torpedoes were fantastic.

I've been known to buy a few things from Best Buy lately, to avoid giving my money to Jeff Bezos. Also it's nice when I can pick things up same day rather than waiting 2 days via Prime (which lately always turns into 3, 4 or 5 days).

Cicero, I'll look for the new and/or surviving Clifton's. Thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:32 PM (L2ZTs)

161 I hated when Yumi sold off Long John Silvers. No longer had the combo Taco Bell LJS fast food restaurant. All the Taco Bells remained but LJS has basically disappeared.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:32 PM (2DOZq)

162 Anyone have any idea why Twitter is down?

Posted by: squeakywheel at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM (H3YxZ)

163 So there you go. Dumb, obviously, but useful in terms of knowing the enemy propaganda.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (Vgw1E)


Idiocy triumphs in the long run every time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM (hOUT3)

164 Quint: Shakeys is back here in SoCal with a vengeance. I know of at least three stores not too far from me.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM (L2ZTs)

165 161 I hated when Yumi sold off Long John Silvers.

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I didn't realize he gave up porn,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM (VxC1e)

166
Sears
People's Drug
Shakey's
Hechinger
LITTLE TAVERN (that one hurt)

Posted by: DB- just DB (iTXRQ) at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM (iTXRQ)

167

Tomorrow (01JUL21) Iowa's and Tennessee's Conſtitution Carry laws go into effect...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM (pPbv+)

168 145 I recently discovered a 1/2 of a dollar store chain called "Five Below." It's interesting. When I get enough ahead I'm going to get a set of headphones there.and listen to the audiobooks.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain: Chernyenko my coat at the cleaners at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (Clxcy)

I think they are owned by the chain that owns Ross Dress for less and some other discount stores, which seem to clump together in places. I was in 1 once, and would probably go more often if the one I know of wasn't almost 30 miles away.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM (Ojki1)

169 Kmart bought Sears, cause 2 dying brands will make 1 whole good one right?

best comment I heard on that was that it was based on the theory that two bricks won't sink as fast as one.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (rfYv5)


That's another one I'm still mad about. We had a Sears and a K-Mart in town, the former of which was floundering while the latter was doing...pretty well, actually. Then corporate decided to shut down the K-Mart, while leaving the Sears open, despite the fact that no customers went there and lots of people still bought from K-Mart. Fast forward a year or two, and both places were emptied out.

But the former K-Mart is an Orscheln's now, so that's something, I guess.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:34 PM (Vgw1E)

170 Tractor Supply for me. Any place that sells nuts and bolts by the pound is aces in my book!
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp
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Rural King, here.

And it's about 13 miles away.

Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:34 PM (RU4sa)

171 One of my first jobs was the Walgreen's lunch counter. They don't have lunch counters any more. They do take your FedEx packages, though.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:34 PM (NDANa)

172 Is Piggly Wiggly still around? There was one here many years ago. It closed and has been a thrift shop, a Deals and a Mexican restaurant. Space is empty right now.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (nxdel)

173 Kmart bought Sears, cause 2 dying brands will make 1 whole good one right?

Weren't they both bought by Berkshire-Hathaway?

If so, I suspect they were bought as a real estate move as much as for the retail aspect. They both liquidated their remaining product within 5 years.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (5We2S)

174 love that cabin on top
nice ONT, MisHum

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (oEn12)

175 There used to be a great hardware store chain here in SoCal called National Lumber. Their ads were animated.

My dad liked 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (L2ZTs)

176 I bought my first firearm at a Service Mercandise,
believe it or not. Ruger 10/22 and 100 rds of .22LR. I think the total
was around $140. Musta been 1989ish.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at June 30, 2021 09:30 PM (C1NyB)

I remember them. i got my second rifle, a 10/22 probably around 1986. My first gun was a Canadian single shot 22 bolt action. I got it from an antique dealer who thought it was a good choice for home defense. It was in horrible shape, we had to puddy and stain the stocks, scrub and re blue the barrel. But after that, it is likely my all time favorite weapon. It is literally lighter than a bb gun. It was made in 1931, the best year for Canadian rifles. I think we paid $22 bucks.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (F2/Ok)

177 Anyone have any idea why Twitter is down?
Posted by: squeakywheel


Hard right to the jaw? (please, please, please)

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (r1z5A)

178 There used to be a great hardware store chain here in SoCal called National Lumber. Their ads were animated.

My dad liked 'em.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (L2ZTs)

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They had funny catalogs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (VxC1e)

179 Tractor Supply for me. Any place that sells nuts and bolts by the pound is aces in my book!

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (r1z5A)

In rural areas Tractor Supply is the one seed.
Posted by: Quint

Do you have Rural King, or ever heard of it?
They have great prices, and actually like it better than Tractor Supply.
They now sell firearms, ammo, shoes, mulch, baby chickens and ducks, and on, and on.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (tjZg/)

180 >>> I hated when Yumi sold off Long John Silvers. No longer had the combo Taco Bell LJS fast food restaurant. All the Taco Bells remained but LJS has basically disappeared.
Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:32 PM (2DOZq)


Did you know at LJS you could just order crums? A basket of the fried batter pieces that fell off the fish. As disgusting and absolutely wonderful as you can imagine.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (OV00c)

181 Looking on Wikipedia, it seems the Alabama Theater that was once a Bookstop is now a Trader Joe's.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain: Chernyenko my coat at the cleaners at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (Clxcy)

182 Anyone have any idea why Twitter is down?

Posted by: squeakywheel at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM



https://is.gd/isitdownrightnow_twitter

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (pPbv+)

183 Tower Records.

Posted by: davidt at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (3Bi4L)

184 I was actively engaged in the 3D printing thing when Radio Shack went down in flames...they missed a Yuge opportunity by not becoming a sort of neighborhood makerspace. Probably could have saved many of the suburban locations. But by and large their goose was cooked when Mouse and Digi-Key got serious about one-off orders from dirty consumer peasants.

Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (8h1h1)

185 Cicero, yup! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (L2ZTs)

186 Weren't they both bought by Berkshire-Hathaway?



If so, I suspect they were bought as a real estate move as much as
for the retail aspect. They both liquidated their remaining product
within 5 years.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (5We2S)

i doubt that ,Berkshire is too smart for that but I will look it up. i thought K Mart went into the crapper after Lampert got in. If you want to see a stock quote, check out SHLDQ on yahoo finance.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:37 PM (F2/Ok)

187 davidt, yup.
Losing Tower really hurt. I still miss them.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:37 PM (L2ZTs)

188 I did not think I would like DG, but I have become a rabid fan of the convenience and variety they offer!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (hOUT3)


DG's are extremely popular around here. You're not going to get the same selection you would at a Wal-Mart, but you can also get your shopping done a lot faster and without feeling overwhelmed. And small communities like them, because they can give a good economic boost.

So invariably, there's liberal squawking about how they "ruin the community." Or something.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (Vgw1E)

189 In 20 years Sears has gone from blue chip to a penny stock.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (L2ZTs)

190 There's Piggly Wiggly's in Thomaston, GA and Jackson, GA. If you're looking to buy some Red Devil Lye, that's the place to go.
They're probably in lots of other southern towns. Black people like to shop there.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (NDANa)

191 public service announcement
skip the UK daily mail for a day or so
it is fur everywhere, furry pits, fur poking outa her swimsuit, she has harrier pits than most dudes

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Love boat! Kamala Harris' model stepdaughter Ella Emhoff kisses and cuddles GQ Editor beau Sam Hine as swimwear-clad couple enjoy a sun-filled day on the water in St. Tropez

Posted by: will choose a nic later at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (bTQ72)

192 Did you know at LJS you could just order crums?

Were they called Crumblies or Barnacles, always a hot topic of debate back in the day.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (5We2S)

193 I recently discovered a 1/2 of a dollar store chain called "Five Below."

Their stuff is crap. Just FYI.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (nxdel)

194 Did you know at LJS you could just order crums? A basket of the fried batter pieces that fell off the fish. As disgusting and absolutely wonderful as you can imagine.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (OV00c)

I always requested extra crumbs. LJS is my favorite fast food joint.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (2DOZq)

195 >>> Is Piggly Wiggly still around? There was one here many years ago. It closed and has been a thrift shop, a Deals and a Mexican restaurant. Space is empty right now.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:35 PM (nxdel)


Yes! And after some rough times 4-5 years ago they are starting to expand again. They had some of the better deals if you had their card.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (OV00c)

196 160 I've been known to buy a few things from Best Buy lately, to avoid giving my money to Jeff Bezos. Also it's nice when I can pick things up same day rather than waiting 2 days via Prime (which lately always turns into 3, 4 or 5 days).
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:32 PM (L2ZTs)

Lucky. The BB on the East side of town closed last Oct, and the West side's movie selection has shrunk so much that I -literally- have more of a movie selection, as they only have space now for maybe 600 titles, and that is before you start counting the $k v BD v DVD repetition of some films.

That they are in the old Media Play building that use to have an enormous movie, music, game and also book sections just furthers the salt in the wounds.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (Ojki1)

197 Well, I think I admired "Upstream Color" rather than liked it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (Dc2NZ)

198 if you click on max on the chart, you will see when it was well over $100 a share. I am not a Cramer basher, mainly I ignore him. But I do remember those times, he thought his buddy was going to do some wizardry with sears and kmart.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (F2/Ok)

199

Errr, ConſtitutionAL...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (pPbv+)

200 Thank you, Zettai

Looks like the Twitter server is down for everyone.

Posted by: squeakywheel at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (H3YxZ)

201 Did you know at LJS you could just order crums? A basket of the fried batter pieces that fell off the fish. As disgusting and absolutely wonderful as you can imagine.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (OV00c)

I did that in a shameful former life.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (rfYv5)

202 Looks like the Twitter server is down for everyone.
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Too bad.
So sad.

Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (RU4sa)

203 Rural King is great for their cheap blue jeans made in Madagascar.

Posted by: zmdavid at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (xqRaG)

204 128 Well of course Martin Luther would say that - sammiches hadn't been invented yet!
Posted by: 496 at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (U1eOr)
* * * *
*SNORT*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (rwusL)

205 I didn't see a youtube link for the flying car, so here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=QAnIjwwzupI

I don't care what you say that's awesome.

Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (xP36F)

206 Do you have Rural King, or ever heard of it?
They have great prices, and actually like it better than Tractor Supply.
They now sell firearms, ammo, shoes, mulch, baby chickens and ducks, and on, and on.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet


First I ever heard was just now from SMH...hardware and guns!!?? I think I'd love it.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (r1z5A)

207 Long John Silver wasn't terrible, but Captain D's has 'em beat six ways to Sunday. Just sayin'

Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (8h1h1)

208 203 Rural King is great for their cheap blue jeans made in Madagascar.
Posted by: zmdavid at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (xqRaG)

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Lemurs will work for beetles and grubs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (VxC1e)

209 Builder's Square.

Don't really miss it, since now we have Lowe's, Menard's and Home Depot.

There used to be a store chain (Federated) called Gold Circle. It died sometime in the late 80's or early 90's. Really, had nice merchandise at reasonable prices. Bought a really nice Seiko there in 1984 that was on sale (still have it). The building is still there, and the store is now a Kohl's

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (tjZg/)

210 Walmart killed a lot of Mom & Pop stores. Now Amazon is kicking their butt.
If we could think of the next big thing that will kill Amazon, we could make a lot of money.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (NDANa)

211 Do you have Rural King, or ever heard of it?
They have great prices, and actually like it better than Tractor Supply.
They now sell firearms, ammo, shoes, mulch, baby chickens and ducks, and on, and on.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (tjZg/)


I have never been to a Rural King, but they're putting one in the old Toys 'R' Us building here in the next few months.

I'm not sure that's the greatest idea, because there's no fewer than three such stores in the area already, but people seem pretty excited, so we'll see.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (Vgw1E)

212 Yes! And after some rough times 4-5 years ago they are starting to expand again. They had some of the better deals if you had their card.

Glad to hear it. I actually liked the store because it wasn't huge but still pretty well stocked. They had great deal on meat back in the day.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (nxdel)

213 One other defunct store that I am particularly sad about is Ann & Hope, based in RI.

The corona virus finally killed the last iteration of a once amazing department store. It was the first of its kind.

Posted by: squeakywheel at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (H3YxZ)

214 Bete, I agree that Best Buy's movie section used to be a lot better. Now it's often half empty and it seems like the only things they're still interested in carrying are big action blockbuster dumbshit flicks.

OTOH nowadays if I need a new backup mouse, some sort of USB adapter or a record player stylus, there's a good chance one of the local locations will have one in stock.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (L2ZTs)

215 PJW is a national treasure

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (IYHxL)

216 Ben Had,

I bought a wood stove from Four Dog. They were designed for tent camping and to be packed on a horse. It's one of the nicest stoves I've seen. If you want a cookstove, there are Amish makers for those. I think Lehmans carries them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (YynYJ)

217 146 Living in a rural area I like and appreciate the Dollar General nearby.
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Amen.
Posted by: SMH

Tractor Supply for me. Any place that sells nuts and bolts by the pound is aces in my book!
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:29 PM (r1z5A)

DG is about 10 minutes from me.
Tractor Supply 30 minutes.

Both have friendly staff and that is refreshing in today's retail world.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (aA3+G)

218 Hi everyone. Hope you are all doing well. In case you can't tell, I've been pouring a few.

You all are the best folks on the planet...this soon to be dwindling planet. This soon to be buried nation.

You're the finest of us all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (OU+8W)

219 But will it fold up into a briefcase for easy carrying? I think not.

Posted by: George Jetson at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (3Bi4L)

220 It's where I bought my marbles.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:16 PM (2DOZq)

---
too bad you lost them all...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (fYTGN)

221 Microcenter is still a thing. The shopping experience is awful, I do not recommend under any circumstances.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (ybIRR)

222 I recently discovered a 1/2 of a dollar store chain called "Five Below."

Their stuff is crap. Just FYI.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (nxd

That's what I noticed and they closed the one buy me fairly quickly,

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (2DOZq)

223 If we could think of the next big thing that will kill Amazon, we could make a lot of money.
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:41 PM (NDANa)


----------

Helllooooo Sailor!

Posted by: Your Friendly Amway Upline at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (VxC1e)

224 Service Merchandise had a big thing for lay away.

Plus, it sticks in my head that every store had an odd smell.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (csEWM)

225 >>> Well, I think I admired "Upstream Color" rather than liked it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (Dc2NZ)


Comparable to Primer you think? Or a whole different sort of beast?

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (OV00c)

226 Rural King is great for their cheap blue jeans made in Madagascar.
Posted by: zmdavid


Yeah, we got some of those. They were on sale for $11 a pair a couple of months ago.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (tjZg/)

227 First I ever heard was just now from SMH...hardware and guns!!?? I think I'd love it.
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp
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Yep, even here in southern IL.

Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (RU4sa)

228 I like Dollar General, too. They have really cute Christmas decorations. So does the Dollar Tree.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:43 PM (NDANa)

229 My late sister was, up to about fifteen years ago, a manager at the local Barnes and Noble. I more or less stopped going there when she quit.

A couple weeks after she passed, I actually went in there to see if there were any of her old co-workers I recognized. I think there was one, the asshole who drove her to quit, and noone else I recognized.

The store... was different. It was like a toy store pretending to be a real Barnes and Noble.

I'm more or less extremely poor right now, but that was the first time I wished I had money so I could short some stock. If that's what they're like now, and nothing changes, they're going to die.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain: Chernyenko my coat at the cleaners at June 30, 2021 09:43 PM (Clxcy)

230 Did you know at LJS you could just order crums? A basket of the fried batter pieces that fell off the fish. As disgusting and absolutely wonderful as you can imagine.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:36 PM (OV00c)

I always requested extra crumbs. LJS is my favorite fast food joint.
Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (2DOZq)


Oh, Long John Silver's....so bad, and yet SO GOOD.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:43 PM (Vgw1E)

231 If we could think of the next big thing that will kill Amazon, we could make a lot of money.

Posted by: ALH...
Replicator.

Posted by: davidt at June 30, 2021 09:43 PM (3Bi4L)

232 Living in a rural area I like and appreciate the Dollar General nearby.__

Amen.
Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:27

We are 3 blocks from one. And there's a great butcher a door away. This week grd sirloin is 5.99 and boneless sirloins 9.99. Yum.

Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 09:43 PM (55Qr6)

233 Aetius, I've noticed that about Stater Bros. Seems like every supermarket of theirs has a rancid smell.

I'm not sure how Barnes & Noble is still in business. Would not surprise me to see them gone within five years.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (L2ZTs)

234 I went to Pacific NW Best Fish Co in Ridgefield yesterday. Had the panko breaded halibut. Really, really good. Their beer battered cod is good too.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (YynYJ)

235 I know people who would kill for hush puppies. It was embarrassing.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (HnNKD)

236 Wow, that was a long PJW video. Best part was him dancing at 7:41.

Posted by: pookysgirl has no moves but white girl moves at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (XKZwp)

237 If you want a cookstove, there are Amish makers for those. I think Lehmans carries them.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

Ha! We were AT Lehman's in Kidron, Ohio just last week.
It's a fun place to browse around in, but you have to watch it, because a lot of things there are over priced.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (tjZg/)

238 I miss Second Spin, in Denver. Found a lot of cool music and movies there.

But, then again, I never go to Denver anymore. Last time I went it cuz I had to (jury duty, feral court). It was super fun. By which I mean scary as fuckall.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (x8Wzq)

239 202 Looks like the Twitter server is down for everyone.
___

Too bad.
So sad.
Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (RU4sa)

Fingers, violins some assembly required.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (aA3+G)

240 {{Beckoning Chasm}}!! *tips glass*

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (nxdel)

241

I've not been to a chain fish joint since Atlantic cod became mostly unavailable...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (pPbv+)

242 Micro Center is awesome, you can get great deals on PC hardware and actually see what you're buying. Better prices than Fry's, which really went downhill in the late 2000s, and decent selection on the important stuff.

Not having local access to a decent computer store is one of the relatively few gripes I have about my glorious return to TN.

Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (8h1h1)

243 F.W. Woolworth had the best toy department.
Down in the basement. Yeah.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (QlRIZ)

244 We are 3 blocks from one. And there's a great butcher a door away. This week grd sirloin is 5.99 and boneless sirloins 9.99. Yum.

Posted by: Farmer
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Thank God for small-town butchers.

Prices are similar also.

Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (RU4sa)

245
Long John Silver wasn't terrible, but Captain D's has 'em beat six ways to Sunday. Just sayin'

Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (8h1h1)

those places always fail for some reason. Not everywhere but their areas are spotty. Ours was Arthur Treacher's And they went buh bye. One held one for probably ten years past its prime but finally bit the dust.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:45 PM (F2/Ok)

246 Looks like the Twitter server is down for everyone.



Posted by: squeakywheel at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM

At last, a chance for peace in our time.

Posted by: huerfano at June 30, 2021 09:45 PM (DzhEB)

247 >>> I recently discovered a 1/2 of a dollar store chain called "Five Below."

Their stuff is crap. Just FYI.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:38 PM (nxd

That's what I noticed and they closed the one buy me fairly quickly,
Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (2DOZq)


Yep. I walked in about 10 feet. Looked around. Then walked out. Maybe 15 seconds inside. They look like the place in malls where they sell cheap tween girl jewely, forget its name.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:45 PM (OV00c)

248 237 If you want a cookstove, there are Amish makers for those. I think Lehmans carries them.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

Ha! We were AT Lehman's in Kidron, Ohio just last week.
It's a fun place to browse around in, but you have to watch it, because a lot of things there are over priced.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (tjZg/)

When we were first establishing our cabin off grid we purchased a few things from Lehmans. I still enjoy looking at their catalog but really don't "need" anything from there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:45 PM (aA3+G)

249 Twitter committed Hari Kari when they bounced the GEOTUS.
This is the definition of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (NDANa)

250 Quick look at Rural King web site:

"Questions & answers
Q: Are dogs allowed in store
A: Yes, they told me any animal that will fit thru the door. Lol"


My kind of store, most def!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (hOUT3)

251 I still miss Mervyns a tiny bit, although I almost never shopped there. I still remember how people were *crazy* about them in the 1980s.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (L2ZTs)

252 Lunch counter at Woolworth's had the best BLTs on earth.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (QlRIZ)

253 CompUSA, Babbages, Electronic Boutique, Egghead Software...

Yep, I was a nerd as kid. (Okay, no longer a kid but still a nerd.)

Posted by: Bitblt at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (RlmT3)

254 The LJS here just closed and has already been torn down. They are putting in yet another fucking coffee place, Scooters. They had been there since we moved here in 86. I used to get mom lunch from there when she had a hankering for their fish.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (nxdel)

255 where they sell cheap tween girl jewely, forget its name.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:45 PM



Claire's?

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (pPbv+)

256 banana dream, you mean Claire's?

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (L2ZTs)

257 They look like the place in malls where they sell cheap tween girl jewely, forget its name.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:45 PM (OV00c)

Marie Claire.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (NDANa)

258 Zettai beat me to it.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:47 PM (L2ZTs)

259 some of the people from Fedco started Price Club in San Diego.

Posted by: Twisted juniper at June 30, 2021 09:47 PM (ZjoBY)

260 F.W. Woolworth had the best toy department.
Down in the basement. Yeah.
Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (QlRIZ)


Hey now! Where can I find one of these Woolman's?!

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 30, 2021 09:47 PM (Vgw1E)

261 They look like the place in malls where they sell cheap tween girl jewely, forget its name.

Claire's ??

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:47 PM (nxdel)

262 chesapeake Bay fish was legit, it wasn't fast food. you could get all you can eat of anything that cost the same or less than your dish. It is obvious why it went under, fresh seafood costs like gold.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:47 PM (F2/Ok)

263 Sports Authority was ahead of its time.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:47 PM (QlRIZ)

264 Oh what the fuck.

Claire's?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (VxC1e)

265 Lunch counter at Woolworth's had the best BLTs on earth.
Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (QlRIZ)

Mom would buy me a hotdog and fries while she shopped. they buttered and toasted the bun. Heaven.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (x8Wzq)

266 Damn.. don't everyone chime in at once or anything.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (nxdel)

267 Both have friendly staff and that is refreshing in today's retail world.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


I try to avoid retail outlets that act like they're doing me a favor taking my money.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (r1z5A)

268 243 F.W. Woolworth had the best toy department.
Down in the basement. Yeah.
Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (QlRIZ)

Wooworth's toy section was amazing. And I still have nostalgia for those terrible Halloween costumes with the plastic mask and plastic bodysuit thing that told everyone what the mask was suppose to be.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (Ojki1)

269 239 202 Looks like the Twitter server is down for everyone.
___
Too bad.
So sad.
Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (RU4sa)
Fingers, violins some assembly required.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (aA3+G)


But how will I make it through the night

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (hOUT3)

270 253 CompUSA, Babbages, Electronic Boutique, Egghead Software...

Yep, I was a nerd as kid. (Okay, no longer a kid but still a nerd.)
Posted by: Bitblt at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (RlmT3)

*fistbump*

Buying the gold box TSR games for the Commodore 64. Forgotten Realms (you could transfer characters from one game to another!) Dragonlance. There was actually a Buck Rogers game that was pretty fun.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (csEWM)

271 Twisted juniper, yup.

It makes me chuckle that Price Club was actually started up by a guy named Price.

Also I believe Smart & Final were the real names of their founders, and JCPenney is actually named for James *Cash* Penney.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (L2ZTs)

272

"Marie Claire" is a magazine, "Claire's" offers cheap bangles...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (pPbv+)

273 >>> Marie Claire.
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (NDANa)


Clair's yes, that's the one.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (OV00c)

274 Twitter is true evil. EVIL in all caps. May they die immediately and be buried for all eternity.

Also, Hi Jewells!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (OU+8W)

275 Sports Authority was ahead of its time.
Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:47 PM (QlRIZ)

I always said that name in a Cartman voice.

Sports Authoritah!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (x8Wzq)

276 I cannot remember if I bought Fallout 2 in a Babbages or an EB when it was new.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (csEWM)

277 Long John Silver wasn't terrible, but Captain D's has 'em beat six ways to Sunday. Just sayin'

Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:40 PM (8h1h1)


Uh, no. Not only is Captain D's pricier, but I have never been able to handle their fish. Which I know is weird, since LJS' food is 90% grease, but that's just how it is.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (Vgw1E)

278 the White Lives Matters kids made me laugh
hope they dont get cancelled

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (oEn12)

279 Oops, maybe not re Smart & Final.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (L2ZTs)

280 CompUSA, Babbages, Electronic Boutique, Egghead Software...



Yep, I was a nerd as kid. (Okay, no longer a kid but still a nerd.)

Posted by: Bitblt at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (RlmT3)

I used to use drugs, I still do, but I used to too.

Comp USA for sure and i remember Egghead. Never went in one but i remember it.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (F2/Ok)

281 feral court

That should actually be a court. I'm picturing a docket of drunk and disorderlies, misdemeanor assault, and white trash divorces.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (QU5/8)

282 lol Hrothgar.

We survived before Twitter, we can survive its downfall.

Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (Ia2T7)

283 If you have a pellet grill, like a Traeger, the "Lumber Jack" brand of pellets is considered pretty good. A 20 lb bag at Rural King here in KY is about $10.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (3H9h1)

284 I've not been to a chain fish joint since Atlantic cod became mostly unavailable...
Posted by: Zettai

I blame it one the codpiece thing all the hip kids are doing.

Posted by: Miklos, way ahead of and behind the times at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (QzkSJ)

285 Microcenter is still a thing. The shopping experience is awful, I do not recommend under any circumstances.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

I have literally spent THOUSANDS of dollars there, and bought 5 different computers there over the years.

I still have two of them.

There is one, big Microcenter Super store left in northwest Columbus, and they are always sending us coupons for free flash drives to get us to come in.

Yeah, it's a weird shopping experience at times.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (tjZg/)

286 It makes me chuckle that Price Club was actually started up by a guy named Price.

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Saul Price. He invented the warehouse club industry.

Price Club later merged with this little upstart called "Costco."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:50 PM (VxC1e)

287 253 CompUSA, Babbages, Electronic Boutique, Egghead Software...

Yep, I was a nerd as kid. (Okay, no longer a kid but still a nerd.)
Posted by: Bitblt at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (RlmT3)


I have fond memories of going to Babbages and perusing the game section. Back then you could just buy games and not have to do research on all the ways the developer and/or publisher would try to screw you over during and after the purchase.

It's not a huge secret that I'm an almost exclusive GOG.com customer these days. One of the big reasons is that DRM-free guarantee they have...I can just get interesting games and play them, and not have to worry about the other crap. Like the old days, yeah?

Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:50 PM (8h1h1)

288 Dad bought either our Coleco ADAM or the whole Commodore 128 kit from Montgomery Ward. Can't remember which, maybe both. Wish I'd kept the 128, drive, and monitor.

Also, I have a Montgomery Ward-branded electric heater in my bathroom wall. First thing you notice when you're poppin' a squat.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 30, 2021 09:50 PM (OssQ4)

289 Arthur Treachers for the best fish as far as fast food goes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:50 PM (nxdel)

290
That should actually be a court. I'm picturing a docket of drunk and disorderlies, misdemeanor assault, and white trash divorces.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

I have never been divorced!

Posted by: Miklos, Marleen and Charleen nod in agreement at June 30, 2021 09:50 PM (QzkSJ)

291 Claire is a fat girl's name.

Posted by: John Bender at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM (3Bi4L)

292 Sports Authority was ahead of its time.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:47 PM (QlRIZ)

I hated that place. it was the first place that ever asked for my id and wanted to put in in the book to buy ammo. They were just like Dicks, in fact they were dicks, but earlier.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM (F2/Ok)

293 Tractor Supply has some great caramel corn. If I don't find anything else that I need or that tickles my fancy, I pick some of the corn up for the spousal unit. But it is rarely that I exit the store with just the caramel corn in hand...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM (rwusL)

294 I try to avoid retail outlets that act like they're doing me a favor taking my money.
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (r1z5A)


Isn't that the literal definition of an economic transaction?

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM (Vgw1E)

295 I thought Sears specialised in women's undergarments...
Posted by: Zettai


The Sears catalogue in the seventies supposedly had a men's underwear photo where the dick showed. One of my coworkers brought it in and we were all in the lunchroom laughing and trying to decide if it was actually his dick or a shadow. Sadly, I think it was a shadow. The picture, as I recall, was kind of grainy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM (+lVUW)

296 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

Posted by: kbdabear at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (qAR6u)

297 20% off your entire cart @ unbrandedar.com through 11:59PM their time tomorrow. one time code is UAR2021 great time to stock up on all the items the ATF want's to make into NCIS items.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (fYTGN)

298 277 Uh, no. Not only is Captain D's pricier, but I have never been able to handle their fish. Which I know is weird, since LJS' food is 90% grease, but that's just how it is.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (Vgw1E)


Well...D's is a lot more than 90% grease, I mean it's basically the Southern deep fried soul-food version of LJS.

Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (8h1h1)

299 Claire is a fat girl's name.
Posted by: John Bender at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM (3Bi4L)

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That would be E. Claire, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (VxC1e)

300 I have fond memories of going to Babbages and perusing the game section. Back then you could just buy games and not have to do research on all the ways the developer and/or publisher would try to screw you over during and after the purchase.

It's not a huge secret that I'm an almost exclusive GOG.com customer these days. One of the big reasons is that DRM-free guarantee they have...I can just get interesting games and play them, and not have to worry about the other crap. Like the old days, yeah?
Posted by: CppThis at June 30, 2021 09:50 PM (8h1h1)

Half-Life. The first one. New developer. Bought it sight unseen. It looked interesting and the graphics were amazing (from the box photos.)

When walking in to a store and you could actually be surprised a new game was out. Damn. Where did that go?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (csEWM)

301 We survived before Twitter, we can survive its downfall.
Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:49 PM (Ia2T7)


{{{SMH}}} yes, indeed it is amazing how little impact twitter actually has on your real life once you kick it to the curb!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (hOUT3)

302 Does Rumble have an app yet?

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at June 30, 2021 09:53 PM (NDANa)

303 ...The picture, as I recall, was kind of grainy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd2gD_6YFos

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:54 PM (pPbv+)

304 Claire is a fat girl's name.
Posted by: John Bender

Planet Claire

Posted by: Miklos, who could enjoy a B-52 about now at June 30, 2021 09:54 PM (QzkSJ)

305
But how will I make it through the night
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (hOUT3)

Curled in the fetal position sucking your thumb while Conor nibbles on your ear. Suck it up Man. Suck it up.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:54 PM (aA3+G)

306 F.W. Woolworth had the best toy department.
Down in the basement. Yeah.
Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:44

Odd you all are talking about Woolworth when we are watching the Barbara Hutton story, his f'ed up granddaughter.

Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 09:54 PM (55Qr6)

307 That would be E. Claire, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (VxC1e)
i knew an uber hottie named Claire Ann, she went buy Ann. I called her Claire. Bender would not approve.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:54 PM (F2/Ok)

308 The Sears catalogue in the seventies supposedly had a men's underwear photo where the dick showed. One of my coworkers brought it in and we were all in the lunchroom laughing and trying to decide if it was actually his dick or a shadow. Sadly, I think it was a shadow. The picture, as I recall, was kind of grainy.

Someone even wrote a song about it, believe it or not.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:55 PM (nxdel)

309 Sport Chalet

Bought Italian Pvetta boots there late 60s, intervied for advertising dept job 2000s, closed 2016. 47 stores in Southern & Northern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 30, 2021 09:55 PM (bkB+4)

310 296 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media
Posted by: kbdabear at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (qAR6u)

Thanks kbdabear, but it is not showing me the photos.

Does the 'may contain adult content' (thats what I'm here for!) then just defaults to your twitter page. No photos in the left hand column, just suggested feeds. Strange. Anyone else having this issue?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:55 PM (csEWM)

311 I think some of the Fedco guys started Costco as well.
Didn't TG&Y stand for toys, gifts and yarn?

Posted by: Twisted juniper at June 30, 2021 09:55 PM (ZjoBY)

312 I see Zettai beat me to it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:56 PM (nxdel)

313 One more note before I probably turn in:

I am truly blessed to be still able to live where I do, within a block and a half of both a Dollar Tree and a Tractor Supply. They're both great stores.

(He says while finishing his $ 1 meatloaf TV dinner).

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain: Chernyenko my coat at the cleaners at June 30, 2021 09:56 PM (Clxcy)

314 Someone even wrote a song about it, believe it or not.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:55 PM



"The Man On Page 602" by Zoot Fenster!

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 09:56 PM (pPbv+)

315 Tampa Bay takes game 2 over the Canucks.

I haven't really been watching, but TB has been allowing full capacity at their stadium (thanks DeSantis!) while Montreal is limiting their attendance to 3,500, so that makes it funny.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:56 PM (Vgw1E)

316 Buddy and I grew up in a small town. We would thumb through the records at places like Woolworth and Gibsons.

We would ask an employee:

You have any Iron Maiden? No. Black Sabbath?. No. Thin Lizzy? No. Seals and Croft? Oh yeah, tons of them. Also Leo Sayer. You guys like England Dan and John Ford Coley?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 09:56 PM (x8Wzq)

317 osted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:55 PM (csEWM)
moi aussi

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 09:57 PM (F2/Ok)

318 269 239 202 Looks like the Twitter server is down for everyone.
___
Too bad.
So sad.
Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (RU4sa)
Fingers, violins some assembly required.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:44 PM (aA3+G)

But how will I make it through the night
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (hOUT3)

I'd be awesome if, when it inevitably comes back up, they established their pay model. The shrieking they'd have to find a place to scream about!

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:57 PM (Ojki1)

319 Curled in the fetal position sucking your thumb while Conor nibbles on your ear. Suck it up Man. Suck it up.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:54 PM (aA3+G)


Dayum, you're harshing my mellow!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:57 PM (hOUT3)

320 When my son was at basic we came for graduation and I took my daughter to the nearby Piggly Wiggly. I think I needed some wine.

The whole place was putrid and smelled like rotten chicken. Mainly from the rotten chicken in the "cooler". My daughter was quite concerned about the shopping crowd, most of whom were wearing pajamas and/or bags on their heads.

It was not the Piggly Wiggly I remembered from Lake Taps or Issaquah!

Posted by: LASue at June 30, 2021 09:57 PM (Ed8Zd)

321 You have any Iron Maiden? No. Black Sabbath?. No. Thin Lizzy? No. Seals and Croft? Oh yeah, tons of them. Also Leo Sayer. You guys like England Dan and John Ford Coley?
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 09:56 PM (x8Wzq)

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Did Christopher Cross have his own dedicated bin?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:57 PM (VxC1e)

322 "The Man On Page 602" by Zoot Fenster!
Posted by: Zettai

Bad, bad Zoot. Naughty Zoot.

Posted by: Sir Miklos' Tale at June 30, 2021 09:58 PM (QzkSJ)

323 Bad, bad Zoot. Naughty Zoot.
Posted by: Sir Miklos' Tale at June 30, 2021 09:58 PM (QzkSJ)


Get on with it!!!

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:58 PM (Vgw1E)

324 Foleys Department Store

Posted by: lin-duh at June 30, 2021 09:58 PM (UUBmN)

325 The Sears catalogue in the seventies supposedly had a men's underwear photo where the dick showed. One of my coworkers brought it in and we were all in the lunchroom laughing and trying to decide if it was actually his dick or a shadow. Sadly, I think it was a shadow. The picture, as I recall, was kind of grainy.
Posted by: nerdygirl


One year I believe Sears didn't airbrush the bra pics, think it called "the Nipple Catalogue".

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM (r1z5A)

326 Microcenter is still a thing. The shopping experience is awful, I do not recommend under any circumstances.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Yes, but I have no choice if I need something today.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM (Xih1H)

327 Here's the long hand comparison and conclusion of two similar cities; Chicago, Illinois and Houston,Texas - no addy. _ The first reference number will be Chicago and the second, Houston:

Pop 2.7 million v 2.15 million, Median Household Income, $38,600 v $37,000, % African-American, 38.9% v 24%, % Hispanic, 29.9% v 44%, % Asian, 5.5% v 6%. ,% Non-Hispanic White, 28.7% v 26%

Number of Gun Stores: Chicago - 0. Houston - 184 dedicated gun stores plus 1500 legal places to buy guns--Wal-Mart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc.

Homicides: 2012, 1,806 v 207.
Homicides per 100K, 38.4 v 9.6.
Avg. January high temperature 31 - 63

Conclusion: Cold weather causes murders.
This is due to climate change.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM (QlRIZ)

328 Foleys Department Store
Posted by: lin-duh at June 30, 2021 09:58 PM (UUBmN)

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Love their catheters.

Posted by: Joe Biden's Last Remaining Synapse at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM (VxC1e)

329 Did Christopher Cross have his own dedicated bin?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 09:57 PM (VxC1e)

As it turns out, yes. As did ABBA.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM (x8Wzq)

330 Arthur Treachers for the best fish as far as fast food goes.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 09:50 PM (nxdel)


Arctic Circle!

Posted by: LASue at June 30, 2021 10:00 PM (Ed8Zd)

331 Conclusion: Cold weather causes murders.
This is due to climate change.
Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM (QlRIZ)


So you're saying we should embrace global warmening?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 10:01 PM (hOUT3)

332 One year I believe Sears didn't airbrush the bra pics, think it called "the Nipple Catalogue".

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM



ISTR that particular issue...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:01 PM (pPbv+)

333 Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM (QlRIZ)


Where do Houston's 4-inch cannibal cockroaches fit into your analysis?

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 10:01 PM (Vgw1E)

334 Love their catheters.

Posted by: Joe Biden's Last Remaining Synapse at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM



*SNORT*

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:02 PM (pPbv+)

335 The penile fracture post...oh sweet Gawd
*cringes*
*crosses legs*

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:02 PM (II3Gr)

336 After a lot of analysis and reflection, that cabin in the lead photo is all I'd ever need.

Now where is the Zillow listing?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 10:03 PM (hOUT3)

337 Conclusion: Cold weather causes murders.
This is due to climate change.
Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 09:59 PM (QlRIZ)

Well, maybe in Ill.

Every late November an armed force that'd make most nations blush descend on Wisconsin forests, and rarely is there a fatality in site.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:03 PM (Ojki1)

338 My town had a Prairie Mart (warehouse type food store which were way more rustic than Costco) and Pay ;N Pak (of the awesome hydroplane) and Jafco. The prices at Jafco were in the catalogue but the "real" wholesale type prices were in code, IIRC. I always thought Jafco was the predecessor to Costco but now I think not.

Posted by: LASue at June 30, 2021 10:04 PM (Ed8Zd)

339 Half-Life. The first one. New developer. Bought it sight unseen. It looked interesting and the graphics were amazing (from the box photos.)

When walking in to a store and you could actually be surprised a new game was out. Damn. Where did that go?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:52 PM (csEWM)

I still have some old PC game boxes down in the garage. I rather miss the one-and-done game purchases before DLCs and microtransactions became a thing. ("A sense of pride and accomplishment..." snicker!) These days I find myself mostly playing smaller indie games and emulated console (largely SNES) games. Sadly I don't have as much time for gaming as I used to.

Posted by: Bitblt at June 30, 2021 10:04 PM (RlmT3)

340

Everyone's run off to go ogle hisself some Sears catalogues of yore, I suppose...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:04 PM (pPbv+)

341 there was a moment I recall. Every year we got the Sears Christmas catalog, thick as a pot roast. I would always drool over the beautiful dioramas of race cars, GI Joes, Army men, model airplanes; all vast, beautifully made.

Then one time, right around puberty as I recall, I found the lingerie section. Turns out I am super straight.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 10:04 PM (x8Wzq)

342 After a lot of analysis and reflection, that cabin in the lead photo is all I'd ever need.

Agreed. It's all I would need.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 10:05 PM (nxdel)

343 Anyone ever read the 'serving suggestions' on their food and drink products? LOL.

"Enjoy Ovaltine cold! Enjoy Ovaltine hot! Enjoy Ovaltine frozen solid! Enjoy Ovaltine on the surface of the sun! Enjoy Ovaltine on Uranus!..."

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 10:05 PM (L2ZTs)

344 54 38 Thanks for the ONT.
That 20 defunct retailers link is a trip down memory lane.
Sam Goody's and Camelot. Damn.
I'll add one: Suncoast.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:08 PM (csEWM)

The parent company of Suncoast and Camelot still runs the FYE stores.
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 09:12 PM (Ojki1)

Peaches Records and Tapes

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:05 PM (II3Gr)

345 303 ...The picture, as I recall, was kind of grainy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd2gD_6YFos
Posted by: Zettai


Not going there. Nope.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 10:05 PM (+lVUW)

346 Well, I'm out. Good night all!

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 10:06 PM (Vgw1E)

347 Conclusion: Cold weather causes murders.
This is due to climate change.
Posted by: Braenyard

Rong!!!

Murder causes cold weather.

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Miklos, JIT Logician at June 30, 2021 10:06 PM (QzkSJ)

348 Past my bedtime. Night ya'll. Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 10:07 PM (nxdel)

349 Agreed. It's all I would need.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 30, 2021 10:05 PM (nxdel)


{{{Jewells}}}
How do you be?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 10:07 PM (hOUT3)

350 It's a family name.

Posted by: Claire at June 30, 2021 10:07 PM (3Bi4L)

351 335 The penile fracture post...oh sweet Gawd
*cringes*
*crosses legs*
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:02 PM (II3Gr)

Of the things you never want to be the subject of in your life, a medical paper is on that list.

Which the smart ass me that use to say that in his 20's, then became in mid 29s. Thankfully not for that reason though.

But yeah, your doctor saying he can find no record of anyone doing the procedure he is proposing on someone in your condition is a hell of experience. Can't say I recommend it.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:07 PM (Ojki1)

352 Not going there. Nope.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 10:05 PM



Yes, yes you will...

Do this now!

(h/t "Zod")

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:07 PM (pPbv+)

353 Egghead was a magical place for a poor teenager with an Atari computer. You could find some cool stuff at a discount. Wish I still had that Bruce Lee cassette just for the memories.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 10:07 PM (uhPTO)

354 Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther

Tall order when she's banging the pool boy while hubby's off working to pay the mortgage.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM (II3Gr)

355 The penile fracture post...oh sweet Gawd
*cringes*
*crosses legs*
Posted by: Insomniac

FUN FACT

In Hungarian, "tort" means "broken".

Posted by: Miklos, yer Fun Fact Pal at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM (QzkSJ)

356 *bszzrrt*
Residual bad vibes clean-up needed in the lumber aisle
Residual bad vibes clean-up needed in the lumber aisle
*zzt*

Posted by: mindful webworker - I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM (kWQPe)

357 221 Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2021 09:42 PM (ybIRR)

The Houston and Columbus stores are okay, I prefer a no-frills experience truthfully but I do miss Fry's roast beef sandwiches.

Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 10:10 PM (Lzpvj)

358 Always replace the word "racism" with the word "politicians".

1) Knowing exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California.
2) STDs in LA county are skyrocketing. Officials think that racism and stigma politicians may be to blame.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2021 10:10 PM (ybIRR)

359 Tall order when she's banging the pool boy while hubby's off working to pay the mortgage.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM (II3Gr)

Probably made worse when you realize you don't even own a pool.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:10 PM (Ojki1)

360 In Hungarian, "tort" means "broken".

Posted by: Miklos, yer Fun Fact Pal at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM



"Törött"...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:11 PM (pPbv+)

361 I loved Fryes. The grocery store Fryes is owned by Kroger. I loved the electronics store. Bought my laptop at the Las Vegas store 2 years ago. Top of the line gaming laptop, pricey, but has all the bells and whistles and runs like a champ. I'm sad to see them go.

Posted by: Megthered at June 30, 2021 10:11 PM (fpY9l)

362 Zettai, my apologies. I thought you had a site with naughty photos. I had no idea there was a song about the scandalous Sears catalogue.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 10:11 PM (+lVUW)

363 Not going there. Nope.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Sure, start the fire, then run from the heat. (smiley face icon here)

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (r1z5A)

364 "278 the White Lives Matters kids made me laugh
hope they dont get cancelled
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby"
*********
Not likely. I'm from a similar area of north PA. There might be an upset old hippie or teacher spouting off on the interweb but we are talking about an area where the opening day of deer season is a school holiday.

Posted by: Cosda at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (6Z9tk)

365 Tall order when she's banging the pool boy while hubby's off working to pay the mortgage.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM (II3Gr)

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I can see why they stopped giving you inkblot tests.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (VxC1e)

366 Of course, the Yankees weren't playing like a bunch of little girls in '61.

Posted by: Dagwood at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (K3bk4)

367 I saw a clip of the "air car" this morning and immediately decided I need one.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 30, 2021 09:15 PM (EZebt)

Flying cars just plain don't work. Can you imagine all the shit that would have to be done to make that thing meet Federal bumper height, and crashworthiness regulations, and emissions regulations, and still maintain light weight to be flyable? You get a chimera that is neither a very good car nor a very good airplane.

For the price of that "flying car" you could buy one very good used airplane, like, say, a Cessna 182, and two good used cars.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:13 PM (9gmGv)

368 365 Tall order when she's banging the pool boy while hubby's off working to pay the mortgage.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM (II3Gr)

---------

I can see why they stopped giving you inkblot tests.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (VxC1e)

Damn. I was trying to think of one that did not sound too mean.

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 10:13 PM (csEWM)

369 Zettai, my apologies. I thought you had a site with naughty photos. I had no idea there was a song about the scandalous Sears catalogue.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 30, 2021 10:11 PM



The Zettai would never do that! Because, rules, and such...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:14 PM (pPbv+)

370 That immediate detumescence sure is a bitch at times.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 30, 2021 10:14 PM (axyOa)

371 359 Tall order when she's banging the pool boy while hubby's off working to pay the mortgage.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM (II3Gr)

Probably made worse when you realize you don't even own a pool.
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:10 PM (Ojki1)

Adding insult to injury.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:14 PM (II3Gr)

372 "Törött"...
Posted by: Zettai

Tört works too

Posted by: Miklos knows things at June 30, 2021 10:14 PM (QzkSJ)

373 Not likely. I'm from a similar area of north PA.
There might be an upset old hippie or teacher spouting off on the
interweb but we are talking about an area where the opening day of deer
season is a school holiday.

Posted by: Cosda at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (6Z9tk)

I know that area. it has always been a holiday.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 10:14 PM (F2/Ok)

374 There was actually a Buck Rogers game that was pretty fun.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:48 PM (csEWM)

Was it this Buck Rogers game?

https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=C_5my2VJ0jI

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at June 30, 2021 10:14 PM (Wm5SB)

375 Nice. Thunderstorming. I love the thunderstorms.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 10:15 PM (csEWM)

376 I can see why they stopped giving you inkblot tests.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (VxC1e)

Because I ate the shrink's liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:15 PM (II3Gr)

377 Hot babe music video... https://tinyurl.com/35ptaehf

Posted by: davidt at June 30, 2021 10:16 PM (3Bi4L)

378 372 "Törött"...
Posted by: Zettai

Tört works too
Posted by: Miklos knows things at June 30, 2021 10:14 PM (QzkSJ)

Tortes are tastier.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:16 PM (II3Gr)

379 Note on the defunct retailers list: Woolworth's is still very much around, just not in the U.S. There's plenty in Germany; I still have a couple pairs of sweatpants I bought there, and quite good ones at that. They're doing all right for themselves.

I'm still pissed Borders is gone, though.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:18 PM (Vgw1E)

I bought my Cooey single-shot .22 at a Woolco store, many years ago.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:16 PM (9gmGv)

380 Was it this Buck Rogers game?

https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=C_5my2VJ0jI
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at June 30, 2021 10:14 PM (Wm5SB)

Nice. I wish.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 10:16 PM (csEWM)

381 Because I ate the shrink's liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:15 PM (II3Gr)

Well, you are a Florida man. Probably not even the strangest thing in the police blotter for that hour.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:17 PM (Ojki1)

382 Tortes are tastier.
Posted by: Insomniac

Hmm

Tasty Tortoise Tiramisu Torte

Posted by: Miklos, consulting Deplorable Cookbook (autographed copy, mind you) at June 30, 2021 10:18 PM (QzkSJ)

383 Fry's is dead killed by mismanagement....here's an FYI Fry's was initially a supermarket chain.
Posted by: sven at June 30, 2021 09:20 PM (Lzpvj)

There still are Fry's supermarkets in Arizona, but they are owned by Kroger.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:18 PM (9gmGv)

384 Carville said PA was Philly and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between. I took that as a compliment. And Trump was right the other night when he reiterated there was no way he lost PA. He wasn't in PA, but he had to say it, because it if the most clear truth. No state was stolen from him like PA was. Anyone could see the enthusiasm, it was through the roof. If you spent time there you would know the Trump support was just different. People didn't just put up signs, they put up signs made out of wood meant to last ten years.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 10:18 PM (F2/Ok)

385

The single-shot .22 rifle reminds me of my days of poverty...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:19 PM (pPbv+)

386
For the price of that "flying car" you could buy one very good used airplane, like, say, a Cessna 182, and two good used cars.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:13 PM (9gmGv)

This.
You're still going to have to get a pilots licence. So get a plane.
The big shift comes with a man flyable quad copter. Im thinking like a motorcycle. That will be worth billions.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 30, 2021 10:19 PM (axyOa)

387 319 Curled in the fetal position sucking your thumb while Conor nibbles on your ear. Suck it up Man. Suck it up.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 09:54 PM (aA3+G)

Dayum, you're harshing my mellow!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Our Beloved Leaders Have, and Deserve, Their Special Privileges [/s at June 30, 2021 09:57 PM (hOUT3)

I must apologize

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

388 Nice. Thunderstorming. I love the thunderstorms.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 10:15 PM (csEWM)

All fun and games until it takes out the windshields of both vehicles, the back window of one, and causes enough hail dimples to render both "totaled." Not to mention having to replace the shingles of the house.

I fucking LOVE living in Colorado. I am just glad it's been quiet this year. Good rain, nearly no thunders.

still, I know what you mean. A t-storm can be very cool. It's just that here they can get way out of hand here.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 10:21 PM (x8Wzq)

389 In Hungarian, "tort" means "broken".


Posted by: Miklos, yer Fun Fact Pal at June 30, 2021 10:08 PM


that must make Sachar-torte problematic in Budapest


Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2021 10:22 PM (ySM85)

390 Living in a rural area I like and appreciate the Dollar General nearby.
___

Amen.
Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:27 PM (RU4sa)

I read the article at the link. Some "dollar store" products are over-priced on a per-unit basis, but if you shop carefully and smartly you can avoid this stuff, and buy the closeouts, etc. that are half-price compared to the competition.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (9gmGv)

391 Flying cars just plain don't work. Can you imagine all the shit that would have to be done to make that thing meet Federal bumper height, and crashworthiness regulations, and emissions regulations, and still maintain light weight to be flyable? You get a chimera that is neither a very good car nor a very good airplane.
For the price of that "flying car" you could buy one very good used airplane, like, say, a Cessna 182, and two good used cars.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:13 PM (9gmGv)

Well, it's kind of funky the way you keep putting flying car in quotes. I mean, it's a flying car.
As for the regulations, fuck the police.
You said flying cars just plain don't work. But, I mean, flying cars work. I mean, it's right there, working. Maybe there's some other way you could summarize your objections?
As for the price objections, you didn't factor in the cost of keeping the plane at wherever you landed, and the cost of renting a car there.
If I had that shit, I'd be flying every effing day, which would make it cheaper than having separate car and plane.

Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (xP36F)

392 "373 Not likely. I'm from a similar area of north PA.
There might be an upset old hippie or teacher spouting off on the
interweb but we are talking about an area where the opening day of deer
season is a school holiday.
Posted by: Cosda at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (6Z9tk)
I know that area. it has always been a holiday.
Posted by: Quint
**********
The best part of having opening day of buck season off from school was that Dad would give me the second day off, too.

Posted by: Cosda at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (6Z9tk)

393 Those PJW "Modernity" videos are powerful stuff.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (OssQ4)

394 Getting frosty with StartPage. Keep getting messages "we're not sure you know what you're looking for would you try rewording' - go to Bing and receive five pages.

This time it was, 'We apologize for the inconvenience: to prevent possible abuse of the Startpage service,your Internet connection has been prevented from accessing it at this time"

Right, I insisted on bookstores of the seventies and not books of the seventies.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (QlRIZ)

395 >>>The single-shot .22 rifle reminds me of my days of poverty...

I learn to shoot with one of these

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (aA3+G)

396 Businesses pay good money for search engine placement.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 10:24 PM (QlRIZ)

397 I can see why they stopped giving you inkblot tests.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 30, 2021 10:12 PM (VxC1e)


for me it was that burning three lobed eye. *euarghh*

Rather have the Yellow sign thingy back again.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2021 10:25 PM (ySM85)

398 That little single shot will fill your pot.

Posted by: Braenyard #30, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 10:25 PM (QlRIZ)

399 The flying car is a turrible idea. Most people can barely handle two dimensions while piloting a vehicle.

fucking chaos. And a lot of scrap metal and a boon to the organ donor banks.

Wait one...

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 10:25 PM (x8Wzq)

400 The single-shot .22 rifle reminds me of my days of poverty...

I learn to shoot with one of these
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (aA3+G)


You had a .22?

All I had was a .21, and I was glad to have it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 10:26 PM (hOUT3)

401 I wish I had a link, but here in LA the police were loading an illegal fireworks stash into their fancy explosives semi when it detonated. No more fancy police semi. Just happened. Looks like no one was hurt.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 10:26 PM (uhPTO)

402 Well, you are a Florida man. Probably not even the strangest thing in the police blotter for that hour.
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:17 PM (Ojki1)

The strangest thing about it is I wasn't even high on bath salts at the time.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:27 PM (II3Gr)

403 Good evening everyone. Major thunderstorms today and a lightning strike so close to the house that the cord to my cable modem, which has a chip in it, exploded. Trashed the modem and surge strip. Nothing else affected. Did scare the hell out of me though.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 30, 2021 10:27 PM (Oy32E)

404 Evening.

Question for discussion:

Life. A blessing? Or a punishment to be endured?

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (tTGNE)

405 McAfee didn't hang himself. Cosby and Simpson are on the loose.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (HnNKD)

406 402 I wish I had a link, but here in LA the police were loading an illegal fireworks stash into their fancy explosives semi when it detonated. No more fancy police semi. Just happened. Looks like no one was hurt.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 10:26 PM (uhPTO)

I find this hilarious. Probably because I'm a terrible person.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (II3Gr)

407
The strangest thing about it is I wasn't even high on bath salts at the time.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:27 PM (II3Gr)

Don't they just put that in the water supply along with the fluoride to save time?

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (Ojki1)

408 400 The flying car is a turrible idea. Most people can barely handle two dimensions while piloting a vehicle.

fucking chaos. And a lot of scrap metal and a boon to the organ donor banks.

Wait one...
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at June 30, 2021 10:25 PM (x8Wzq)

Flaming debris raining down.

Hmmm. Who'd notice?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 10:29 PM (csEWM)

409 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 10:26 PM (hOUT3)

Bigger than a .17
Look on the bright side

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

410 405 Evening.

Question for discussion:

Life. A blessing? Or a punishment to be endured?
Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (tTGNE)

Yes.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:29 PM (Ojki1)

411 "384 Carville said PA was Philly and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between. I took that as a compliment. And Trump was right the other night when he reiterated there was no way he lost PA. He wasn't in PA, but he had to say it, because it if the most clear truth. No state was stolen from him like PA was. Anyone could see the enthusiasm, it was through the roof. If you spent time there you would know the Trump support was just different. People didn't just put up signs, they put up signs made out of wood meant to last ten years.
Posted by: Quint"
*****
Carville is an asshole but he knew PA. The Trump signs are still here along with new signs and flags denouncing Biden. He's from here and we know his kind.

Posted by: Cosda at June 30, 2021 10:29 PM (6Z9tk)

412 Looks like the Twitter server is down for everyone.
___

Too bad.
So sad.
Posted by: SMH at June 30, 2021 09:39 PM (RU4sa)

Must have gotten swallowed by a singularity of suck.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:29 PM (9gmGv)

413 Just happened. Looks like no one was hurt.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 10:26 PM (uhPTO)

I find this hilarious. Probably because I'm a terrible person.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (II3Gr)

Same...I laughed

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 30, 2021 10:29 PM (+I6Y/)

414 408
The strangest thing about it is I wasn't even high on bath salts at the time.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:27 PM (II3Gr)

Don't they just put that in the water supply along with the fluoride to save time?
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (Ojki1)

Bath salts are just a cover for the ongoing zombie apocalypse based out of Disney World.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 10:30 PM (csEWM)

415 405 Evening.

Question for discussion:

Life. A blessing? Or a punishment to be endured?
Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (tTGNE)

It's a sexually-transmitted terminal condition.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:30 PM (II3Gr)

416 407 402 I wish I had a link, but here in LA the police were loading an illegal fireworks stash into their fancy explosives semi when it detonated. No more fancy police semi. Just happened. Looks like no one was hurt.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 10:26 PM (uhPTO)

I find this hilarious. Probably because I'm a terrible person.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (II3Gr)

Fireworks are not allowed. *pout*

Posted by: K Noem, Grifter Inc. at June 30, 2021 10:30 PM (Ojki1)

417 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (9gmGv)


I understand that argument, but sometimes I do not need the thousand item box that I can get at Costco, for 10 cents per item, and I am fine with the twenty item box at DG where I only pay five dollars!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 10:31 PM (hOUT3)

418 Life. A blessing? Or a punishment to be endured?
Posted by: Robert


Blessing overwhelmingly, with a dash of the latter.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 10:31 PM (r1z5A)

419 Bath salts are just a cover for the ongoing zombie apocalypse based out of Disney World.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 10:30 PM (csEWM)

Still better than living around Democrats.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:31 PM (Ojki1)

420 Has anyone mentioned that Sports Authority was a Mitt Romney company?

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

421 White lives matter. Heh.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 30, 2021 10:32 PM (4ZE6o)

422

I read several Twitter accounts (@JackPosobiec, @MZHemingway, etc.) every day as a source of actual news...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:32 PM (pPbv+)

423 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

You have a point there!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 10:33 PM (hOUT3)

424 Life. A blessing? Or a punishment to be endured? Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2021 10:28 PM (tTGNE)

Wrong question. What will you make of it, what can you make of it? What makes it worth while?

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2021 10:33 PM (ySM85)

425 421 Has anyone mentioned that Sports Authority was a Mitt Romney company?
Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

So basically the only thing his touch hasn't destroyed is the LDS.

Maybe that is his coup de grace before shuffling off the mortal coil.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:33 PM (Ojki1)

426

Speaking of which... Tw*tter is back!

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:34 PM (pPbv+)

427 Has anyone mentioned that Sports Authority was a Mitt Romney company?
Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 10:32 PM (2DOZq)


And a very profitable one for the Mittens!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 10:34 PM (hOUT3)

428 Arthur Treacher >>>>> Jim Treacher

Posted by: Chuck C at June 30, 2021 10:34 PM (EughT)

429
In the air, the vehicle reached a cruising speed of 170km/h.

___________

That's 2.5 furlongs per fortnight

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 10:35 PM (mht8P)

430 425 I can tell you what is best in it.

Posted by: Conan the Barbarian at June 30, 2021 10:35 PM (UJvRO)

431 429 Arthur Treacher >>>>> Jim Treacher
Posted by: Chuck C at June 30, 2021 10:34 PM (EughT)

Not really a big accomplishment. Scurvy >>>>>Jim Treacher.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:36 PM (Ojki1)

432 Flying cars in jersey would end up looking like non stop daily meteor showers.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 30, 2021 10:36 PM (VwHCD)

433 That's 2.5 furlongs per fortnight
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Abe says it's 20 rods to the hogshead.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 10:37 PM (r1z5A)

434
Has anyone mentioned that Sports Authority was a Mitt Romney company?
Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

__________

Sure, they're now defunct, but our models and case studies allowed them to maximize returns to shareholders! For a while.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 10:37 PM (mht8P)

435
420 Bath salts are just a cover for the ongoing zombie apocalypse based out of Disney World.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 10:30 PM (csEWM)

Still better than living around Democrats.
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:31 PM (Ojki1)

Much.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:38 PM (II3Gr)

436 433 Flying cars in jersey would end up looking like non stop daily meteor showers.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 30, 2021 10:36 PM (VwHCD)

Bunk.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:38 PM (Ojki1)

437 434 That's 2.5 furlongs per fortnight
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Abe says it's 20 rods to the hogshead.
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at June 30, 2021 10:37 PM (r1z5A)

How many gils is that?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:38 PM (II3Gr)

438 Has anyone mentioned that Sports Authority was a Mitt Romney company?

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

He never shopped there, because he likes Dicks.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 30, 2021 10:38 PM (VwHCD)

439 How many gils is that?
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2021 10:38 PM (II3Gr)

About a half dozen Vinces.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 10:39 PM (2DOZq)

440 Did thomeone thay dickth?

Posted by: Chuckie Schumer at June 30, 2021 10:40 PM (tTGNE)

441 Service Merchandise was awesome for the airport luggage like conveyor belt system that delivered products from the warehouse.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 30, 2021 10:40 PM (+WWsf)

442 A society that has Muslims can't have flying cars. GWB chose Muslims.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 10:40 PM (QU5/8)

443 >>>He never shopped there, because he likes Dicks.


Likes? I was under the impression he loves Dicks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

444 Kroger is Frye's in AZ.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 30, 2021 10:43 PM (4ZE6o)

445 @432: "Scurvy >>>>>Jim Treacher"

Given some of his drunken rants around here years ago, I'd guess he got more than his fair share of daily grog and lime rations.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 30, 2021 10:44 PM (+WWsf)

446 gf made close to a grand today by personal training via Zoom to clients at the beach. 60 bucks for an individual. 100 for a couple. 150 bucks a session for a family with 1-2 kids. 200 bucks for family of 5 or more.
She may be borderline bat shit crazy, but at least she learned a long time ago to channel that shit through extreme exercise/fitness among other things.
1000 dollars through Zoom personal training and Physical therapy sessions and HIIT classes. That's what building up a loyal client base via coaching since highschool will get you.
And still has time for late night yoga with me before bed. (Considering babies while on this trip. Marriage has come up as well from her and my friends. If our parents bring it up this weekend, then I will either have to do it or cut her loose if she really wants a couple more kids and marriage before it's too late).

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 30, 2021 10:44 PM (syblS)

447 Sports Authority was mediocre but at least it was a brick/mortar sports store, which to me is quite useful. Here in SoCal there was a similar but generally much better one, Sport Chalet (they also folded about the same time).

There was a particular one that was the best store for ocean sports, and rollerblading, of any store I've ever been in. Tremendous selection, knowledgeable staff (they actually knew the sport and the gear). To this day I haven't found anything comparable, in either area. For a more general/outdoors kind of store, the Scheel's chain (closest is Reno) is outstanding also.

I guess the market realities/numbers are what they are, but the demise of real, quality sporting goods stores is a huge net loss in consumer welfare in the digital age. One of the few cases of an indisputable step backwards.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 10:44 PM (OTzUX)

448 A society that has Muslims can't have flying cars. GWB chose Muslims.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 10:40 PM (QU5/


There are a lot of things that muz societies cannot have!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 10:44 PM (hOUT3)

449 435. Hadrian one of the NBC channels was showing highlights of Westminster tonight and I got to see Delilahs sweet happy face again for a couple of seconds.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 30, 2021 10:44 PM (9yOwm)

450

The original Dicks outlet is right here in Bimton, Newyorkistan... I shall never forget that the feggits destroyed a consignment of new AR-15s rather than sell them!

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:45 PM (pPbv+)

451
There are a lot of things that muz societies cannot have!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 10:44 PM (hOUT3)

Oddly their calendar doesn't seem to have a Pride month. I imagine either the West stole that, or they just overlooked it and will be correcting that soon, no?

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:47 PM (Ojki1)

452 443 A society that has Muslims can't have flying cars. GWB chose Muslims.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 10:40 PM (QU5/

Oh shit I never thought of that.
Sorry Muslims, flying cars are much more important.

Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 10:47 PM (xP36F)

453 Well, it's kind of funky the way you keep putting flying car in quotes. I mean, it's a flying car.
As for the regulations, fuck the police.
You said flying cars just plain don't work. But, I mean, flying cars work. I mean, it's right there, working. Maybe there's some other way you could summarize your objections?
As for the price objections, you didn't factor in the cost of keeping the plane at wherever you landed, and the cost of renting a car there.
If I had that shit, I'd be flying every effing day, which would make it cheaper than having separate car and plane.
Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 10:23 PM (xP36F)

That's why I said two good used cars. One at you home airport, one at your destination airport. Everybody has wished for a "flying car" when they are stuck at a standstill in bumper top bumper traffic on the freeway. But guess what? Your flying car cannot get airborne without a takeoff roll, and how can you do that? Use the on-board disintegrator to vaporize a half-mile of other cars? And even if your car could do VTOL, FAA would not let you fly it off a freeway. And if your car could do VTOL, why would you drive it on the freeway in the first place?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 10:48 PM (1o1zW)

454 One nice thing I've come across is finding video/newsreels of WWII events to go along with the history thereof that I'm reading. Self-curated multi-media experience, I suppose it would be called in today's stupid self-important culture.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 10:49 PM (OTzUX)

455 Anyone remember Henry's Hamburgers?

Last I checked there was one store left, but at one time they were a significant chain.

You could buy burgers by the bag there.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 30, 2021 10:50 PM (XGAZE)

456 gf made close to a grand today by personal training via Zoom to clients at the beach.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 30, 2021 10:44 PM (syblS)

Drinks are on Pepe!

Posted by: Robert sez Pepe is the best in the west at June 30, 2021 10:50 PM (iRMYZ)

457 FAA would not let you fly it off a freeway. And if your car could do VTOL, why would you drive it on the freeway in the first place?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I suspect that this is just distraction.

When the world's first flying Studebaker/Panhard hybrid is announced, all will be clear.

Posted by: Miklos, with his own Sekrit Projex at June 30, 2021 10:51 PM (QzkSJ)

458 >Yep, I was a nerd as kid. (Okay, no longer a kid but still a nerd.)
Posted by: Bitblt at June 30, 2021 09:46 PM (RlmT3)

Can tell from the handle

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at June 30, 2021 10:51 PM (DXFDM)

459
Hadrian one of the NBC channels was showing highlights of Westminster tonight and I got to see Delilahs sweet happy face again for a couple of seconds.
Posted by: Jen the original at June 30, 2021 10:44 PM (9yOwm)

_________

She's our silly girl. If she didn't love it, she wouldn't be a success. Her grandmother Lacey was the same way. It wasn't enough for her to win, everyone else had to know they were defeated.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 10:52 PM (mht8P)

460 Ardan's
Grand Central
K Mart
Gemco
Super Shops
Skaggs
SavOn
Warehouse Records
Tower Records
Shakeys Pizza
Brass Lamp Pizza

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2021 10:53 PM (0jZnq)

461 Shakeys Pizza
Brass Lamp Pizza
Posted by: JROD

Dick's Double Dogs

Posted by: Miklos, not making this up at June 30, 2021 10:54 PM (QzkSJ)

462
Everybody has wished for a "flying car" when they are stuck at a standstill in bumper top bumper traffic on the freeway.

____________

Her Majesty wants a .50 caliber turret.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 10:54 PM (mht8P)

463

Dicks:


https://is.gd/we_are_dicks

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:54 PM (pPbv+)

464 I love Tim Wilson. I made my high school girlfriend listen to that song. Good times.

Posted by: Mishdog at June 30, 2021 10:55 PM (cqAUI)

465 Shit like this makes me believe that the ChiComs plan on poisoning the food and water supply with Fentanyl.

https://is.gd/vFgjc4

Mexican Navy seizes 25 tons of fentanyl from China in single raid

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 30, 2021 10:55 PM (syblS)

466 Her Majesty wants a .50 caliber turret.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

TOW's the way to Go

Posted by: Miklos, guided by wires at June 30, 2021 10:56 PM (QzkSJ)

467 ...Dick's Double Dogs

Posted by: Miklos, not making this up at June 30, 2021 10:54 PM



I am moar happier than a dog with double dicks!

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:56 PM (pPbv+)

468 Tower Records

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2021 10:53 PM (0jZnq)

Went out of my way to buy a CD from Tower Records in Piccadilly Circus in London *mumble mumble* years ago. Yeah it was overpriced, but I still have it with the British price tag on it.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:57 PM (Ojki1)

469 TOW's the way to Go

Posted by: Miklos, guided by wires at June 30, 2021 10:56 PM



Sidewinder/Chapparal...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:58 PM (pPbv+)

470 466 Her Majesty wants a .50 caliber turret.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

TOW's the way to Go
Posted by: Miklos, guided by wires at June 30, 2021 10:56 PM (QzkSJ)

I've vocally been known to settle for some LAW rockets.

Driving for a living was not my best time.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 10:59 PM (Ojki1)

471 I am moar happier than a dog with double dicks!
Posted by: Zettai

But the one (1) tongue.

Decisions, decisions.


Posted by: Miklos, because he can at June 30, 2021 10:59 PM (QzkSJ)

472 Air Force is considering making the run optional - walking the alternative - for its physical fitness test.

Pointy-headed observers already claiming to pretend to believe that this actually can make sense.

Of course walking will assess whether they're fit for the mandatory "pride" hikes, as some Navy units have just had.

Posted by: National Degradation Watch at June 30, 2021 10:59 PM (OTzUX)

473 Thanks kbdabear, but it is not showing me the photos.

Does the 'may contain adult content' (thats what I'm here for!) then just defaults to your twitter page. No photos in the left hand column, just suggested feeds. Strange. Anyone else having this issue?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2021 09:55 PM (csEWM)

Scroll down when you reach the page

Posted by: kbdabear at June 30, 2021 10:59 PM (qAR6u)

474 Weinstock's

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2021 10:59 PM (0jZnq)

475 I think the Government Faction in Mexico (just one of the players, as in Lebanon) has taken a body blow with Trump's removal, and has no workarounds.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:02 PM (OTzUX)

476 I still have the original rejection letter from my first job application. It was Cheverly Hospital (Cheverly, Md.), the job was a chemist, and it was 1975. I was 7. They were nice about it.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 30, 2021 11:02 PM (KAi1n)

477 > Quint: Shakeys is back here in SoCal with a vengeance. I know of at least three stores not too far from me.

Do they have the buffet? It was multiple types of pizza, plus other items. I used to gorge at that sucker on a regular basis.

Shakey was a veteran who'd acquired recurrent malaria while serving in WWII, which made him shiver and shake when he was having an attack.

That was back when men weren't pussies. If you shook from recurrent malaria, you just accepted the nickname
"Shakey". If you'd had a hand blown off, you accepted the nickname "Lefty". And so on. Accepted? Hell, you'd glory in it. Name your business after it.


Kids today get PTSD if someone forgets to call them "xim".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 30, 2021 11:02 PM (XGAZE)

478 464 I love Tim Wilson. I made my high school girlfriend listen to that song. Good times.
Posted by: Mishdog at June 30, 2021 10:55 PM (cqAUI)

You Sir are a great Moron

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 11:02 PM (aA3+G)

479 Scroll down when you reach the page
Posted by: kbdabear

My stars and (especially) garters!

Posted by: Miklos, easily pleased, less easily pleasured at June 30, 2021 11:02 PM (QzkSJ)

480 Just announced, Gap is closing all of their stores and moving to online only.

Which means they will be out of business in a few years.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 30, 2021 11:03 PM (5p7BC)

481 472 Air Force is considering making the run optional - walking the alternative - for its physical fitness test.
Posted by: National Degradation Watch at June 30, 2021 10:59 PM (OTzUX)

I think at this point the Pentagon figures that the high tech toys will do all the necessary killing.

If an airman's fat ass can fit into a chair and grab a joystick inside a Nevada base to operate a drone in Syria, then who among them really gives a shit.

Posted by: kbdabear at June 30, 2021 11:03 PM (qAR6u)

482 > Mexican Navy seizes 25 tons of fentanyl from China in single raid

That was for personal use, mate.

Posted by: Keith Richards at June 30, 2021 11:04 PM (XGAZE)

483 Oh good Mis Hum is still here.

Thanks for the ONT!

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 30, 2021 11:04 PM (5p7BC)

484 Gap isn't closing all stores. They're cutting back internationally, but they still have between 500-600 locations in US and Canada, and twice as many Old Navy stores too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 30, 2021 11:05 PM (+WWsf)

485 Shakeys is back here in SoCal with a vengeance. I know of at least three stores not too far from me.


I would go to a Shakey's instantaneously.


Maybe they would even let me huff the dough, for Old Time's Sake.

Posted by: Miklos, semi-retired teenager at June 30, 2021 11:05 PM (QzkSJ)

486 "penis is bent too far and/or with too much force and buckles under the pressure, which then causes blood in the penis to leak out."

So is he saying that there should NOT be blood leaking out? Fuck.

Posted by: El gp De Los Vientos at June 30, 2021 11:06 PM (qpX6U)

487 480 Just announced, Gap is closing all of their stores and moving to online only.

Which means they will be out of business in a few years.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 30, 2021 11:03 PM (5p7BC)

Oh noes, Malls will have a new vacancy they won't be able to fill with some other young adult clothing store that they turned into in to mid 00s. Guess their gonna have to eat that as well.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:06 PM (Ojki1)

488 OK, kids, don't ask me for details, because I don't have any yet.

Last night the son of a friend of mine decided to end his life. 19 years old. That's all I know.

Please send up a prayer for the family left behind.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (SchxB)

489 Mexican Navy seizes 25 tons of fentanyl from China in single raid

That was for personal use, mate.

Posted by: Keith Richards at June 30, 2021 11:04 PM (XGAZE)

How the hell do you dispose of 25 tons of fentanyl? Dump it in the ocean, and the sharks will get so high you can shoot 'em down with AA guns.

Probably have to mix it with Diesel fuel, and burn it in a power plant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (1o1zW)

490 @467 Zettai- I didn't trust Miklos so I googled it. Here's what I got;
Double Dog Dock XXXFemeFun
Woman Double Penetrated by her husband and his dog
Double Dog Dock/Only Real Amateurs on PervertSlut.com

I knew better than to trust Miklos : )

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (0jZnq)

491 Feeling very torn. I desperately need to be social but every time I do, I stick my foot in my mouth something fierce. Its almost not worth bothering.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (EiPf6)

492 I still miss Schultz's Family store.

Which no one but Mis Hum may have ever heard of.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (Ojki1)

493 Gap was once a very good basic go-to store. But even then, they had idiotic management. I recall talking at length with the manager of the Pentagon City mall store one Sunday afternoon (I only went shopping during football season, all the idiots were watching the Deadskins, malls were empty).

It was the only place I'd bought polo shirts for years. Well made, heavy grade of cotton, perfect dimensions, easily the best polos in existence. And inexpensive. But this time they were gone, or they only had weird ugly colors, or something.

She explained the Gap rotation of different colors from their "palette", and also why certain popular styles of things just disappeared. It was idiotic. It was change for the sake of change. I said this, she agreed. Haven't bought anything of theirs in many years now.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:08 PM (OTzUX)

494 Just announced, Gap is closing all of their stores and moving to online only.

Which means they will be out of business in a few years.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

You forget our Strategic Marketing Alliance with Pan Am.

Posted by: Mind the Gap at June 30, 2021 11:08 PM (QzkSJ)

495 Actually, the latest Klein flying car video is:
https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=a2tDOYkFCYo

Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 11:08 PM (xP36F)

496 491 Feeling very torn. I desperately need to be social but every time I do, I stick my foot in my mouth something fierce. Its almost not worth bothering.
Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (EiPf6)

Go to bars. The drunks won't notice.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:08 PM (Ojki1)

497 Last night the son of a friend of mine decided to end his life. 19 years old. That's all I know.

Please send up a prayer for the family left behind.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (SchxB)

Condolences, Blanco.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:08 PM (1o1zW)

498 488 OK, kids, don't ask me for details, because I don't have any yet.

Last night the son of a friend of mine decided to end his life. 19 years old. That's all I know.

Please send up a prayer for the family left behind.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (SchxB)

Prayers up for all.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:09 PM (Ojki1)

499 I try to not make fun of the Air Force, it is low hanging fruit. I know they have historically had some really great warriors. From fighter pilots, to bombers, to some guys that flew some really weird aircraft to test for nuclear test around the globe. From Para Rescue, to the guys that defend nuke sites and other very high risk sites.

But the reality is they are famous for their food and golf courses. You think that is a shot but it is not. I respect the food, the Army and Marines could never reach that level. And if you have been around as many bases as I have, the Air Force by far has the best golf courses. But the one thing we did make fun of them about was the Basic at Lackland.They had one day of M16 familiarzation and one day of shooting the rifle with .22 sub caliber rounds. they didn't even shoot the legit rifle a single time.

I don't get that. If I knew people were questioning my training, i would go overboard to prove the opposite was the truth. But this stuff has been known for decades.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:10 PM (F2/Ok)

500 Feeling very torn. I desperately need to be social but every time I do, I stick my foot in my mouth something fierce. Its almost not worth bothering.
Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (EiPf6)

Hugs are always welcome.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:10 PM (1o1zW)

501 "The duo, cops say, complained that Halliburton's chicken sandwich was too spicy."

Try Swad green chile chutney. But get your affairs in order first.

Posted by: El gp De Los Vientos at June 30, 2021 11:11 PM (qpX6U)

502 493 Gap was once a very good basic go-to store.
It was the only place I'd bought polo shirts for years.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:08 PM (OTzUX)

For me that was Structure. I loved their polo shirts.

Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 11:11 PM (xP36F)

503 Destroy?

This the Mexican Navy we're taking about.

The seller has changed. That's all.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 11:11 PM (QU5/8)

504 I knew better than to trust Miklos : )
Posted by: JROD

ALWAYS TRUST CONTENT FROM MIKLOS

Akshully, Dick's Double Dogs was a weenie bidnis whose gimmick was that every hot dog had TWO (count 'em TWO) weenies in/on the bun.

They were ultimately as successful as Lum's Beer-Boiled Hot Dogs.

Posted by: Miklos would never lead a Moron astray at June 30, 2021 11:11 PM (QzkSJ)

505 @468 Bete-I bought a shitload of concert tickets from the Tower in San Francisco and Sacto. When I was in high school me and some friends drove all the way down to SF store to buy Metallica Master Of Puppets when it was released. Metallica was there signing albums. The 80's were awesome.

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2021 11:12 PM (0jZnq)

506 483 Oh good Mis Hum is still here.

Thanks for the ONT!
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 30, 2021 11:04 PM (5p7BC)

You're welcome Dave in Fla

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 11:12 PM (aA3+G)

507 So sorry for the loss of your friend's son, Blanco.

Posted by: AnnaS at June 30, 2021 11:13 PM (l4l/z)

508 Pardon a self-plugola?

State of the Union and the Bill of Rights (and wrongs)
Originally pubished in July, 2013, in the depths of the Obama regime, at long last collected on one page.

Fourteen toonish panels - thick going - take your time.
Click nic

/shameful promo

Posted by: mindful webworker - alexa.com rank too low to measure at June 30, 2021 11:13 PM (kWQPe)

509

Twitter throws up "Sensitive Content" warnings to Kbdabear's feed every so often. It drops, then pops back up. May be some of those fat women who slap their fat on TikTok and demand you think they are sexy get pissed and complain.

Also, full normal "sensitive content" that red-blooded heterosexual men dig gets flagged a lot.

Degenerate deviant shit, including toddlers twerking, or trannies jacking off in front of children or something doesn't so much.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at June 30, 2021 11:13 PM (Mzdiz)

510 the scary part is we don't know which service is next. It stops being funny after a while. But any Repub should remember how quickly the military services turned. They are not going to become gung ho all of a sudden if an R gets back in office, it doesn't work that way.

the funniest thing about this article is not the walk or planks, whatever they are, is that like Dufnering? the funniest and scariest thing about it is the Airmen have a choice. wait what?

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:13 PM (F2/Ok)

511 489 Mexican Navy seizes 25 tons of fentanyl from China in single raid
How the hell do you dispose of 25 tons of fentanyl?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (1o1zW)

We ain't disposin shit.

Posted by: Mexican Navy at June 30, 2021 11:14 PM (xP36F)

512 Feeling very torn. I desperately need to be social but every time I do, I stick my foot in my mouth something fierce. Its almost not worth bothering.
Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (EiPf6)

Go to bars. The drunks won't notice.
Posted by: Bete


Late Nite Happier Hour has Commenced

Posted by: Crazy Miklos' Tzampotli Family Fun Park and Free Pour Self Serve Mezcal Buffet at June 30, 2021 11:14 PM (QzkSJ)

513 Someday I hope to actually come here with good news.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:14 PM (SchxB)

514 Funsize,

You have my email.

Try.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 30, 2021 11:14 PM (U2p+3)

515 I have to assume the rot is general in all the services. I only have specific info that - as yet - SEALs have not been contaminated. So far.

But seeing the jaw-dropping performance of the top brass, and the volume breadth and nature of the "whistleblower" info on the current Gleichschaltung exercise - only prudent assumption is that it's all a write-off. Degree may vary by service and unit.

Whatever. It doesn't really matter now, so the timing is fortunate.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:15 PM (OTzUX)

516 Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (Oj

Rings a bell

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

517 And Blanco,
Peace be with you and with your friend. Suicide wrecks those left behind. Personal experience speaking here.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 30, 2021 11:16 PM (U2p+3)

518 @504 Milos-Two wienies in one bun? That's a train!

We had Sinbad's Hot Dogs in Reno and of course Caspers here in the Bay Area. They're still around.

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2021 11:16 PM (0jZnq)

519 Cute story, sf goth.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:16 PM (EiPf6)

520
For the longest time, I've held on to the belief that the military is the only institution worthy of respect and hasn't gone full woke marxist lunatic.

Not any more. Military is as corrupt as the rest of them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at June 30, 2021 11:17 PM (Mzdiz)

521 Howdy Hordelings! Getting here late tonight. Hope all are well!

Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:17 PM (mZUr4)

522 Rings a bell
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

They were a small regional thing. Got bought out by Prange Way.

Rhinelander had that, KMart and Woolworths back in the day. Height of shopping options.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:17 PM (Ojki1)

523 Peace be with you and with your friend. Suicide wrecks those left behind. Personal experience speaking here.

Another friend had their son take himself out about two years ago. They're starting to recover, but it's been a hard road. I may see if the two families want to be put in touch with each other. They can do a lot more for each other than I can for either one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:18 PM (SchxB)

524 Not any more. Military is as corrupt as the rest of them.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

I don't think so. My Marine and his brothers aren't falling for the bullshit. They do their jobs and wait for the call.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 30, 2021 11:18 PM (U2p+3)

525 Nurse! Watching Deadwood yet?

Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:19 PM (mZUr4)

526 Impossible to believe that the current disgrace will not affect recruiting. Guess we'll see. A stagnant economy, extremely likely after the pent-up-demand snap-back recovery, will help the services.

Of course lowering/abandoning standards - the core competence of American institutions for several decades now - will be their response.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:19 PM (OTzUX)

527 Thanks nurse. I was hanging with family and one is going through a divorce. I made an offhand comment trying to be funny (note, i am not funny, sadly, though i very much wish to be) and it was probably pretty rude to him. So now i agonize over everything else i said and wonder if I shouldn't just stay home.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:19 PM (EiPf6)

528
I think that Miami condo is a good metaphor for the US military. We thought it was still good, but the foundation had been rotting underneath for decades due to slow corrosion and rot inside, not visible on the outside. It all came down at once.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at June 30, 2021 11:19 PM (Mzdiz)

529 164 Quint: Shakeys is back here in SoCal with a vengeance. I know of at least three stores not too far from me.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 09:33 PM (L2ZTs)

I've been to the new Shakeys.
Not good, for my taste. The pizza sauce was too sweet.
It isn't like it used to be.

Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 11:20 PM (xP36F)

530 WTF, I don't stop here for penis punishment. This place is always a lot of fun. So what's up?

Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 11:20 PM (55Qr6)

531 Funny thing about that sensitive content that attracts male attention.

The girls keep posing for the pictures, and have well practiced poses and expressions designed to attract said attention.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 30, 2021 11:20 PM (5p7BC)

532 Another friend had their son take himself out about two years ago. They're starting to recover, but it's been a hard road. I may see if the two families want to be put in touch with each other. They can do a lot more for each other than I can for either one.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:18 PM (SchxB)

Respectfully let them know if there are support groups in the area. No one understands like those who've experienced it.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:20 PM (Ojki1)

533 530 WTF, I don't stop here for penis punishment. This place is always a lot of fun. So what's up?
Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 11:20 PM (55Qr6)

Well, not that guy.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:21 PM (Ojki1)

534 "I desperately need to be social"

I hope you fill your need, and/or find the reason for your desperation.

Posted by: El gp De Los Vientos at June 30, 2021 11:21 PM (qpX6U)

535 Doof!
Not yet started Deadwood. There aren't enough hours in the day for everything! And teevee is a little down on the list.

Soon. DB Cooper loaned me the set. I'll start soon. I promise.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 30, 2021 11:22 PM (U2p+3)

536 488 prayers up, Blanco

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 30, 2021 11:23 PM (UJvRO)

537 Is fentanyl even soluble in room temperature water? The dudes shooting heroin have to "cook" it - heat it in water with a flame so it dissolves or it's not shootable. So I'm not sure it would be the kind of thing you could poison a water supply with. Now dump a few tons of LSD in the water supply and things really start to get groovy.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 30, 2021 11:25 PM (KAi1n)

538 I am moar happier than a dog with double dicks!
Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 10:56 PM (pPbv+)


A few years ago when younger son of Doof was still playing club baseball, one of the other dads used to often say he was "happier than a puppy with 2 Peters". I think it was a reference to a children's book about a kid named Peter and his puppy. Supposedly!

Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:25 PM (mZUr4)

539 Feeling very torn. I desperately need to be social but every time I do, I stick my foot in my mouth something fierce. Its almost not worth bothering.
Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 3

Honestly. dont we all? I've never met anyone who doesn't second guess themselves after a party or dinner with new friends. And even more honestly, no one even notices the dozens of things we agonize over after-the-fact.

Posted by: LASue at June 30, 2021 11:26 PM (Ed8Zd)

540
I think at this point the Pentagon figures that the high tech toys will do all the necessary killing.

"Push button war" was supposed to be a thing 50 years ago.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 30, 2021 11:26 PM (63Dwl)

541 Feeling very torn. I desperately need to be social but every time I do, I stick my foot in my mouth something fierce. Its almost not worth bothering.

I used to have that problem. Then I bought flavored shoes. I still have the problem, but it's tastier now.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:27 PM (SchxB)

542 The military is not currently the Miami condo. It can perform tasks as assigned, and as such tasks are almost always against very much non-peer adversaries, we can dominate if we decide to.

And there aren't really any near-peer adversaries who have much likelihood of getting into a scrape with us.

It's more the contamination with this odious idiotic racist crap, and actually the "pride" nonsense too, the fact that no institution has stayed above this garbage. And the effects on unit cohesion, retention. And of course there are the small issues of competence (Navy western Pacific bumper cars, other things), but those fall mostly under "collapsing standards and integrity".

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:27 PM (OTzUX)

543 /shameful promo

Posted by: mindful webworker

/shameless envy

Posted by: Miklos, a Real Life Stick Figure at June 30, 2021 11:28 PM (QzkSJ)

544 Doof!
Not yet started Deadwood. There aren't enough hours in the day for everything! And teevee is a little down on the list.

Soon. DB Cooper loaned me the set. I'll start soon. I promise.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 30, 2021 11:22 PM (U2p+3)

Understood! It's a really good show -- hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for the Neil Young recommendations last night. I listened to a few while prepping dinner tonight. Really enjoyed "One of These Days". Not sure why I never got into his stuff.

Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:28 PM (mZUr4)

545 Thanks for the Neil Young recommendations last night. I listened to a few while prepping dinner tonight. Really enjoyed "One of These Days". Not sure why I never got into his stuff.
Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:28 PM (mZUr4)

Are you Southern? Cause they don't need him around anyhow.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 11:29 PM (Ojki1)

546 Mis Hum, you brought back some great memories. Thank you. My girlfriends favorite was "First Baptist Bar and Grill". We, being the good Catholics we were, loved making fun of our Baptist friends.

Posted by: Mishdog at June 30, 2021 11:33 PM (cqAUI)

547 Feeling very torn. I desperately need to be social but every time I do, I stick my foot in my mouth something fierce. Its almost not worth bothering.

Just be you. You can do it.

Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 11:33 PM (55Qr6)

548 You want a flying car that works? How about a flying motorcycle? Motorcycles have a much higher power to weight ratio than cars, right off the bat. So you build an airframe that you can slot a motorcycle into, and clamp it down. You use a specially modified motorcycle, say a Honda Goldwing, with a shaft drive that can be readily uncoupled from the rear wheel, and swung up to couple with the propeller drive. The cycle's wheel are your main landing gear, and light Teflon-covered skids keep the wingtips from dragging. Flight controls are built into the airframe, and the only motorcycle controls used in flight mode are the brakes and throttle, which would have to have a cruise function.

You buy the motorcycle, and lease flight hours on the airframes, which are hangared at select airports, and certified aero techs perform the mate-up of bike and plane.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:33 PM (x+JPM)

549 Not yet started Deadwood. There aren't enough hours in the day for everything! And teevee is a little down on the list.



Soon. DB Cooper loaned me the set. I'll start soon. I promise.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 30, 2021 11:22 PM (U2p+3)

he should of loaned you a bag of cash.
I dropped Deadwood after the first ten minutes. It was a time and place thing but that intro really got under my skin. I am likely one of the few because the series is beloved. I didn't like the cursing, the modern cursing and really the fist scene turned me off. But again, it might be time and place. No check that, I would be lying to you, I doubt I would ever like it. But most do so I am an outlier. Sure i have always loved the western genre, but I suppose they evolve like everything else.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:33 PM (F2/Ok)

550 Posted by: Mishdog at June 30, 2021 11:33 PM (cqAUI)



Wilson died way too young

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 30, 2021 11:34 PM (aA3+G)

551 "Push button war" was supposed to be a thing 50 years ago.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 30, 2021 11:26 PM (63Dwl)

Something about a person can't push the button if they've got a knife sticking out of it.

Posted by: Ship's Sergeant Zim at June 30, 2021 11:34 PM (qyH+l)

552 Please send up a prayer for the family left behind.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (SchxB)


As nurse said (517), a suicide wrecks the lives of the still living remaining/surviving family for decades, so prayers up for all, including you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 11:35 PM (hOUT3)

553

Some day, I shall drop a Jackson in Mindful's tip jar...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 11:35 PM (pPbv+)

554 La sue, i hope you are correct. I don't want to piss off randos and get "cancelled" but pissing off family might be worse.

It would be cool if I could shut up ever, but there exists beer...

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:35 PM (ha+Xw)

555 Deadwood was awesome. My favorite line: "I gotta go reassure my Jew". : - >

Posted by: SFGoth at June 30, 2021 11:35 PM (KAi1n)

556 A tiny few more powders showing up at ammoseek, at prices only a Kuwaiti prince would consider. Primers, same-same - but there *are* some for sale. At 8 times the normal price. 9mikemike around .33/round (for cheapo steel-case), so still about 60% above "normal".

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:35 PM (OTzUX)

557 Some day, I shall drop a Jackson in Mindful's tip jar...
Posted by: Zettai

Halleluiah!

Posted by: Mahalia Jackson at June 30, 2021 11:36 PM (QzkSJ)

558 Stonn, that's too bad.

Rodrigo, yup! Bunch-o-Lunch is still available although not for very long; 11 to 2. Pizza just tastes better with fried chicken and mojos!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 11:37 PM (L2ZTs)

559 "It's more the contamination with this odious idiotic racist crap, and actually the "pride" nonsense too, the fact that no institution has stayed above this garbage. And the effects on unit cohesion, retention. And of course there are the small issues of competence"
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:27 PM


Our problem is we have no thinkers in politics, punditry or academia that even tries to come up with solutions. Personally I think our military is far to large in personnel. As of right now we don't have any real military conflicts or enemies that requires the amount of people we have serving. And the upper brass have no incentive to downsize.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 30, 2021 11:37 PM (qH6FZ)

560 El gp: the neef is covid bullshit in my area. People who live here are STILL paranoid. I think we are also knowm for being passive aggressive and flakey which makes it hard to make friends.

I also have non-covid issues, like being an extrovert married to an introvert who never wants to do anything :-(

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:38 PM (EiPf6)

561 FB meme:
"Pride month ends in 20 minutes."

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at June 30, 2021 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

562 he should of loaned you a bag of cash.
I dropped Deadwood after the first ten minutes. It was a time and place thing but that intro really got under my skin. I am likely one of the few because the series is beloved. I didn't like the cursing, the modern cursing and really the fist scene turned me off. But again, it might be time and place. No check that, I would be lying to you, I doubt I would ever like it. But most do so I am an outlier. Sure i have always loved the western genre, but I suppose they evolve like everything else.
Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:33 PM (F2/Ok)

Mrs Doof couldn't get past the barrage of f-bombs and c-sucker. And she isn't exactly one to shy away from an f-bomb herself. I do tend to agree that some shows and movies do go WAY overboard with it. Wolf of Wall Street for example.

Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:39 PM (mZUr4)

563 and to be clear it was not cursing, but absurd anachronistic cursing that was nothing close to the way they talked back then. Did I go too far? well, that is from reading pretty much every legit history of the "Old West.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:39 PM (F2/Ok)

564 Mrs Doof couldn't get past the barrage of f-bombs
and c-sucker. And she isn't exactly one to shy away from an f-bomb
herself. I do tend to agree that some shows and movies do go WAY
overboard with it. Wolf of Wall Street for example.

Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:39 PM (mZUr4)

I heard they dropped the most in any movie. The old standby was Scarface.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:40 PM (F2/Ok)

565 "Pride month ends in 20 minutes."
Posted by: qdpsteve

July is hereby declared the Month of Magyar!

Posted by: Miklos, presiding at June 30, 2021 11:40 PM (QzkSJ)

566 Well i gotta go to bed. Thanks all.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at June 30, 2021 11:40 PM (ha+Xw)

567 Good night, all.

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 30, 2021 11:40 PM (UJvRO)

568 And the upper brass have no incentive to downsize.
Posted by: lowandslow at June 30, 2021 11:37 PM (qH6FZ)

And the upper brass have no incentive to downsize.
Posted by: lowandslow at June 30, 2021 11:37 PM (qH6FZ)

Why it is almost like there is a graft magnitude component related to organizational size ...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 11:41 PM (hOUT3)

569 Deadwood was awesome. My favorite line: "I gotta go reassure my Jew". : - >
Posted by: SFGoth at June 30, 2021 11:35 PM (KAi1n)

Ian McShane as Al Swearengin is very high on my list of favorite TV characters. Outside of a multitude of Justified characters, of course!

Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:42 PM (mZUr4)

570 July is hereby declared the Month of Magyar!

Posted by: Miklos, presiding at June 30, 2021 11:40 PM



My nipples explode with delight!

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 11:42 PM (pPbv+)

571 Last night the son of a friend of mine decided to end his life. 19 years old. That's all I know.

Please send up a prayer for the family left behind.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:07

Very sorry to hear that. I contemplated that at 19. I think aa lot here have.

Very sad someone couldn't have saved him.

Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 11:42 PM (55Qr6)

572 >>>Isn't that the literal definition of an economic transaction?

Posted by: Dr. T at June 30, 2021 09:51 PM (Vgw1E)
Negatory. A voluntary transaction benefits both participants, or else it wouldn't happen.

Posted by: Fou Troll at June 30, 2021 11:43 PM (HLwmB)

573 I heard they dropped the most in any movie. The old standby was Scarface.
Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:40 PM (F2/Ok)

goodfellas had more than enough if I recall

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 30, 2021 11:43 PM (+I6Y/)

574 It is national Blueberry Month!

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:43 PM (F2/Ok)

575 "Pride month ends in 20 minutes."
Posted by: qdpsteve


It now July. Are we fag-free??

Posted by: Doof at June 30, 2021 11:44 PM (mZUr4)

576 My nipples explode with delight!
Posted by: Zettai


Now see?

We can have nice things!

Posted by: Miklos, delighted that you are delighted at June 30, 2021 11:44 PM (QzkSJ)

577 on a brighter note of sanity...our Superintendent said the school can not require vaccines and masks will be voluntary - unless the state steps in with mandates

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 30, 2021 11:45 PM (+I6Y/)

578 The poison currently being gulped by the military is a new-ish, separate issue.

The matching of resources to strategy is another pre-existing issue. We have a force far far bigger than needed for the actual political will/understanding of the country, which is nil for anything involving much effort or time. Dressed up in less invidious euphemisms, we might consider a posture suited to a minimalist strategy. Be able to evacuate embassies (that could be a lively business) and protect the homeland. That's it.

Of course by now, even defending CONUS would be far from a slam-dunk thing, in terms of public support.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:46 PM (OTzUX)

579 Wolf of Wall Street for example.
Posted by: Doof
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Pfft.

Posted by: Scarface at June 30, 2021 11:47 PM (ELgVT)

580 goodfellas had more than enough if I recall

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 30, 2021 11:43 PM (+I6Y/)

true. I recall they once said Scarface but later it became the lesser movie Wolf of Wall Street. Scarface was the better film by far imo.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:48 PM (F2/Ok)

581 Well, I spent a good long day in the yard today. Finished getting my tower torn apart, and managed to not be under any pieces of falling steel as the came clattering to the ground. Did get a good dose of sun, though, and my sylph-like body is now all pink.

I will keep the good steel angle, but trash some of the bent/split ones for scrap.

And I got the convertible out of the shop today, and took a min road trip. All went well, so i will drive it to the High River tomorrow for a Dominion Day car show.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:49 PM (x+JPM)

582 I heard they dropped the most in any movie. The old standby was Scarface.
Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:40
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Pfft.
Posted by: Scarface
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Crap. Well, okay, mf'r.

Posted by: Scarface at June 30, 2021 11:49 PM (ELgVT)

583

Y'know, Miklos...

In preparation for my assault on Wellington, OH last weekend, I reconnoitred the town via the internet map thingy, I noted a "Magyar St" in the ville, and I thought immediately of you...

Posted by: Zettai at June 30, 2021 11:49 PM (pPbv+)

584 Bailing out. Still have to work two more days this week.

Good Night, Horde!

Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:49 PM (SchxB)

585 Finished getting my tower torn apart,
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Tower? Brief description.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2021 11:50 PM (ELgVT)

586 Budget/bureaucratic interest in protecting current mass is no different in the Pentagon than it is in the US Geological Survey, or at the staff (if there is one) supporting the North Atlantic Tuna Convention. That's not the issue. Issue is matching resources to strategy. Well, with the idiot children in office, "strategy" isn't the right word, but if people want to try out the minimalist idea, good time to try.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:51 PM (OTzUX)

587 Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at June 30, 2021 11:46 PM (OTzUX)

Simpler... our military is busy defending other countries, not the US.

The whole 'if we deploy everywhere we will prevent war'? Has not worked.

It's only cost us lives, and treasure.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 30, 2021 11:51 PM (oHd/0)

588 Hello, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at June 30, 2021 11:53 PM (SRRAx)

589 As nurse said (517), a suicide wrecks the lives of the still living remaining/surviving family for decades, so prayers up for all, including you!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 11:35

Bingo. My grt uncle Wright's suicide haunted my family for decades.

What he did hurt may people over many years. Not cool.

Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 11:53 PM (55Qr6)

590 They keep pushing this tranny and white supremacy nonsense and we'll get the minimalist strategy whether desired or not, because personnel will leave and recruitment will become a problem.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 11:54 PM (QU5/8)

591 "The poison currently being gulped by the military is a new-ish, separate issue."


True, i was clumsily trying to get to that. The bigger an organization is with no real objective the more time they have on their hands to come up with this inclusive woke horseshit. The folks in the Pentagon should have enough real military issues to deal with in a workday instead of sitting behind their desk reading Vox and watching CNN.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 30, 2021 11:54 PM (qH6FZ)

592 Tower? Brief description.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2021 11:50 PM (ELgVT)

It was a 40-foot steel tower that once supported a 3.5kW Jacobs wind generator. Made mostly of various sizes of galvanized steel angle. The biggest pieces being maybe 2.5" by 3" by 5/16" section thickness, by 20 feet long. Lots of cross and diagonal braces, too. All held together by square-headed 5/8" galvanized nuts and bolts. The air impact spun most of them off real easy-like.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:55 PM (x+JPM)

593 What he did hurt may people over many years. Not cool.
Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 11:53 PM (55Qr6)


Brother of dear friend committed suicide decades ago, the family still talks, and worries, about it whenever they get together!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (hOUT3)

594 goodfellas had more than enough if I recall

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 30, 2021 11:43 PM (+I6Y/)

it did have the only "stuttering prick" I recall in film.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (F2/Ok)

595 , I noted a "Magyar St" in the ville, and I thought immediately of you...
Posted by: Zettai

At one time, Cleveland was the second most populous Hungarian city in the world.

Posted by: Miklos, with MOAR FUN FACTS at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (QzkSJ)

596 It was a 40-foot steel tower that once supported a 3.5kW Jacobs wind generator.
--------

Any idea about when it was put up? Output?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (ELgVT)

597 548 You want a flying car that works? How about a flying motorcycle?
You buy the motorcycle, and lease flight hours on the airframes, which are hangared at select airports, and certified aero techs perform the mate-up of bike and plane.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:33 PM (x+JPM)

Ok, so who do I hire to drive the motorcycle for me?
Can I have my flying car now? I want my flying car!
Also, can we not sell a motorcycle that doesn't fly as a car that flies?

Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (xP36F)

598 Hello, Horde!
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at June 30, 2021 11:53

Hey Teresa. Stay cool in TX, if you can.

Posted by: Farmer at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (55Qr6)

599 Brother of dear friend committed suicide decades ago, the family still talks, and worries, about it whenever they get together!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (hOUT3)

Daughter. Some wounds do not heal.

And yes... as she was a Lesbian from early on... I have a bit of anger towards that community.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 30, 2021 11:58 PM (oHd/0)

600 A practical flying car would have to make bleebling noises

Posted by: Meet Miklos Jetson at June 30, 2021 11:59 PM (QzkSJ)

601 Probably have to mix it with Diesel fuel, and burn it in a power plant.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (1o1zW)

When I lived in Colorado Springs many years ago, every now and then the Pueblo County Sheriff's office would dispose of various controlled substances and other things that needed destruction in the blast furnace at Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I). Supposedly all of the potheads in south-central Colorado would gather downwind of the plant on those days.

Posted by: Ship's Sergeant Zim at July 01, 2021 12:00 AM (qyH+l)

602 Posted by: lowandslow at June 30, 2021 11:54 PM (qH6FZ)

War Department was a name that made sense and incorporated a "mission" statement with a tangible goal-winning!

Department of Defense is an ambiguous meaningless name perfectly suited to abuse by autocrats with no conceivable context for finite operations with an end state!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 01, 2021 12:01 AM (hOUT3)

603 Any idea about when it was put up? Output?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (ELgVT)

They were sold in the 1930's and later. Various sizes. This one was 110 volts DC at 35 amps. Three bladed spruce propeller on it. with a flyball-type pitch control.

I offered it for sale, and even offered to give it away to friend who had expressed interest. No sale. So it will get rendered down for its copper content.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 01, 2021 12:01 AM (x+JPM)

604 Simpler... our military is busy defending other countries, not the US.
The whole 'if we deploy everywhere we will prevent war'? Has not worked.
It's only cost us lives, and treasure.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 30, 2021 11:51 PM (oHd/0)

Hold on. How do you know it hasn't worked?
But also, when I see people at this site talking about bringing the troops home, the only country the mention is Afghanistan.
I never see people here saying Germany and Japan.
Why is that?

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:02 AM (xP36F)

605 Daughter. Some wounds do not heal.
And yes... as she was a Lesbian from early on... I have a bit of anger towards that community.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 30, 2021 11:58 PM (oHd/0)


The scab may be there, but it is very fragile...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 01, 2021 12:04 AM (hOUT3)

606 Ok, so who do I hire to drive the motorcycle for me?
Can I have my flying car now? I want my flying car!
Also, can we not sell a motorcycle that doesn't fly as a car that flies?
Posted by: Stonn at June 30, 2021 11:57 PM (xP36F)

There was Taylor Aerocar at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale two years ago. Could have been yours, had you been there to bid on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 01, 2021 12:04 AM (x+JPM)

607 600 A practical flying car would have to make bleebling noises
Posted by: Meet Miklos Jetson at June 30, 2021 11:59 PM (QzkSJ)

A practical flying car would have to have woofers so loud they wake and shake every town they fly over.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:05 AM (xP36F)

608 Damn straight we should leave Germany and Japan. That war ended 75 years ago. The USR ceased to exist 30 years ago. Anyone who isn't for leaving at this point is an imperialist who doesn't want to admit it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 01, 2021 12:05 AM (QU5/8)

609 Why is that?
Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:02 AM (xP36F)


Do you have any idea of the level of graft involved in permanent overseas bases with no actual military mission?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 01, 2021 12:06 AM (hOUT3)

610 When I lived in Colorado Springs many years ago, every now and then the Pueblo County Sheriff's office would dispose of various controlled substances and other things that needed destruction in the blast furnace at Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I). Supposedly all of the potheads in south-central Colorado would gather downwind of the plant on those days.
Posted by: Ship's Sergeant Zim at July 01, 2021 12:00 AM (qyH+l)

I get out to Pueblo a few times a year for work. Great little eatery there - Bingo Burger. Right next door to the local ice rink, which has the nicest ice surface I've ever skated on.

Posted by: Doof at July 01, 2021 12:06 AM (mZUr4)

611 There was Taylor Aerocar at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale two years ago. Could have been yours, had you been there to bid on it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 01, 2021 12:04 AM (x+JPM)

Rub it in why doncha?

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:06 AM (xP36F)

612 We can bring troops home from Germany and most everywhere else. China is our biggest military threat right now so keeping bases in Asia still makes sense.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 12:07 AM (qH6FZ)

613 Posted by: Romeo13 at June 30, 2021 11:58

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure she loved you as you did her.

Posted by: Farmer at July 01, 2021 12:08 AM (55Qr6)

614 Rub it in why doncha?
Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:06 AM (xP36F)

Maybe Harbor Freight will offer the Wi Tu Lo flying car, made in China, at a price we can afford.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 01, 2021 12:09 AM (x+JPM)

615 608 Damn straight we should leave Germany and Japan. That war ended 75 years ago. The USR ceased to exist 30 years ago. Anyone who isn't for leaving at this point is an imperialist who doesn't want to admit it.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 01, 2021 12:05 AM (QU5/

No. They're there to prevent Russian and Chinese military adventures.
I'm in favor of them being there and I'm not an imperialist.
I recall Jerry Pournelle, when we went in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11, calling our strategy incompetent imperialism.
That is, not only are we using our blood and treasure to defend other countries, we aren't getting any money out of it.
Well I disagree. It's not imperialism. We aren't dictating to these countries laws that subjugate them to us, like in Imperial Rome, or Imperial Britain.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:11 AM (xP36F)

616 Do you have any idea of the level of graft involved in permanent overseas bases with no actual military mission?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

No, but I'd like to and get some.

Actually I do know

Posted by: Miklos, former supply contractor at Taszar at July 01, 2021 12:11 AM (QzkSJ)

617 The moral of the story, a dozen morons on this site have given more thought to our military problems tonight then any politician or pundit has in the last twenty years. And that's just sad.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 12:12 AM (qH6FZ)

618 The moral of the story, a dozen morons on this site have given more thought to our military problems tonight then any politician or pundit has in the last twenty years. And that's just sad.
Posted by: lowandslow


I would rather trust the governance of the country to the first 100 random Morons than to the entire faculty of Harvard University.

Posted by: Miklos, paraphrasing Buckley a bit at July 01, 2021 12:14 AM (QzkSJ)

619 I offered it for sale, and even offered to give it away to friend who had expressed interest. No sale. So it will get rendered down for its copper content.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Well, one has to do the practical, it seems. An awful lot of amateur radio operators would be thrilled to have a 40' tower.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2021 12:15 AM (CTJwJ)

620
Just saw, a grand jury is being convened over the Miami condo collapse.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 01, 2021 12:16 AM (Mzdiz)

621 What Russian military adventures? They aren't interested in taking over Europe. As of right now the real threat to the nations sovereignty in Europe is right back to Germany again. They have all the money and power. Same old, same old.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 12:16 AM (qH6FZ)

622 No, but I'd like to and get some.

Actually I do know
Posted by: Miklos, former supply contractor at Taszar at July 01, 2021 12:11 AM (QzkSJ)


We should talk!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 01, 2021 12:18 AM (hOUT3)

623 > Rodrigo, yup! Bunch-o-Lunch is still available although not for very long; 11 to 2. Pizza just tastes better with fried chicken and mojos!

Cool. I hope they expand back to this region eventually.


I want my flying car to have a muhfuggin' pulse jet engine, like a V-1 buzz bomb.

"A screaming comes across the sky." (that's littachoor, and shit).

Good night, all.

Posted by: Keith Richards at July 01, 2021 12:19 AM (XGAZE)

624 Gosh, I wonder what would make Russia adventurous? Maybe NATO's plans to make Ukraine a NATO country as lately as Obama. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Cold War ended and we lacked the imagination and leadership to move on. So we're still fighting a war with an adversary that doesn't even exist.

China? I'm supposed to imagine we need to have a ring of permanent bases to limit its ambitions when our ruling class has been committed to China economically ever since it granted it most favored nation trading status back in either Pappy Bush's or Clinton's tenure? We are being fed the idea of existential threats so that we never back off the current military funding. It's all exactly what Ike warned about.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 01, 2021 12:19 AM (QU5/8)

625 Post late night yoga fresh hell brought to you by WP's gf, whom I sometimes regret introducing Gab into her life because she finds stuff like this to torment me with.
Shower time. Have a blessed and peaceful night.

https://gab.com/VexatiousThinker/posts/106501999114538012

Just when you think it can't get any worse....it does. Meet "Drag Syndrome" (video of trannys targeting down's people to dress up in drag)

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 01, 2021 12:20 AM (087Iv)

626 And sock off, so I don't forget tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 01, 2021 12:20 AM (XGAZE)

627
Reading more survivor tales. I posted about the wife calling her husband saying she saw the pool deck collapse first, then the line went dead.

Another one confirms that. A woman head knocking sounds, then a big crash and ran down to the lobby to ask what was going on. In the lobby, she saw the pool deck collapse. She and her kids then ran for their lives.

We can be sure something about the pool deck and parking garage was failing, likely due to corrosion. But the actual specific failure mode that brought the rest of the building down is still not clear. But the pool deck collapse was the trigger.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 01, 2021 12:21 AM (Mzdiz)

628 621 What Russian military adventures? They aren't interested in taking over Europe. As of right now the real threat to the nations sovereignty in Europe is right back to Germany again. They have all the money and power. Same old, same old.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 12:16 AM (qH6FZ)

No, Russia has a military and nuclear weapons for a reason.
You can't say Russia isn't interested in taking over Europe, especially when they took over a Russian part of the Ukraine, but even without that, you can't say you know what's on their minds.
A major point made in the '80s was that we can't make our military strategy on what other countries look like they will do, but on what the could do, what their capability is.
Germany can have all the money power and political power they want. It don't mean shit compared to military power, and Europe has none of that.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:21 AM (xP36F)

629 There you go again, attempting to immanentize the eschaton.

Posted by: WFB, smiling wryly from the grave at July 01, 2021 12:22 AM (l0Lgi)

630 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

It's 100% the fault for building their countries next to out military bases and outposts around the globe.
t. Bolsheviks and Trotskyites

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 01, 2021 12:23 AM (087Iv)

631 We should talk!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Like about when the US (formerly Soviet) base at Taszar (south Hungary) bought beef from a "trusted" supplier in Germany, rather than from a new, US-certified processing plant an hour away in Kaposvar? For an average (ground beef, steaks, etc.) of $40/lb with shipping?

Not to mention that this "trusted" supplier had been sourcing their beef for years from....Kaposvar.

Posted by: Miklos, sometimes disgustipated at July 01, 2021 12:24 AM (QzkSJ)

632 There you go again, attempting to immanentize the eschaton.
Posted by: WFB

It's what I do.

Posted by: The Immanent Miklos at July 01, 2021 12:26 AM (QzkSJ)

633 We can be sure something about the pool deck and parking garage was failing, likely due to corrosion. But the actual specific failure mode that brought the rest of the building down is still not clear. But the pool deck collapse was the trigger.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 01, 2021 12:21 AM (Mzdiz)

As I recall, the pool was some distance from the building itself, yes?
Probably then it's due to shifting sand and soil under the whole property.
The water flooding the basement makes that look likely; I think water-saturated soft soil or sand would shift a lot easier than dry.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:26 AM (xP36F)

634 And why does Europe have none of that military power? Because we've infantilized them. They spend all their money on social programs instead of the military because we are their military in fact. Why shouldn't Europeans be responsible for defending Europe? We are taking money from our on citizens at gunpoint - because no one is doing this voluntarily - and giving it to Europe as a gift. Can you imagine any point in time at which they have to make their own way? I don't want to rush you. Maybe you can agree that 150 years after 1945 will have been long enough?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 01, 2021 12:26 AM (QU5/8)

635 Maybe you can agree that 150 years after 1945 will have been long enough?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

I find it interesting, comforting, and a bit amusing that Poland has a much larger and more capable armored force than Germany.

Posted by: Miklosczyszkiewyszki at July 01, 2021 12:29 AM (QzkSJ)

636 Last night the son of a friend of mine decided to end his life. 19 years old. That's all I know.

Please send up a prayer for the family left behind.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 11:07 PM (SchxB)


Been there, done that, got the f***ing T-shirt.

Condolences to your friend and their family - they will be in our family's prayers.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 01, 2021 12:29 AM (SRRAx)

637 lives.

We can be sure something about the pool deck and parking garage was failing, likely due to corrosion. But the actual specific failure mode that brought the rest of the building down is still not clear. But the pool deck collapse was the trigger.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 01, 2021 12:21 AM (Mzdiz)

In other words, global warming caused it.
Love, the Biden Admin Meatheads.

Posted by: LASue at July 01, 2021 12:30 AM (Ed8Zd)

638 "You can't say Russia isn't interested in taking over Europe, especially when they took over a Russian part of the Ukraine, but even without that, you can't say you know what's on their minds. Germany can have all the money power and political power they want. It don't mean shit compared to military power, and Europe has none of that."

You don't know what your talking about, The Russian land conflict with Ukraine isn't a black and white issue. There's parts of Ukraine that never wanted to be a part of Ukraine, they still think of themselves as Russians. Russia is just sitting back now and waiting to see how to play it. And the whole area in question isn't as big as Maine.
As for the military, Heck their military is so much in shambles the Italians could take them by themselves.
As for Germany, they don't need to have a dominate military power, they have basically taken over Europe already through the EU. They're the ones running the show now.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 12:30 AM (qH6FZ)

639 Daughter. Some wounds do not heal.
And yes... as she was a Lesbian from early on... I have a bit of anger towards that community.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 30, 2021 11:58 PM (oHd/0)


Ours, too.

The scab may be there, but it is very fragile...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 01, 2021 12:04 AM (hOUT3)


Amen.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 01, 2021 12:34 AM (SRRAx)

640 634 And why does Europe have none of that military power? Because we've infantilized them.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 01, 2021 12:26 AM (QU5/

Our defending them in WWI and WWII also infantalized them, if that infantalized them.
Strong militaries in Europe we had. People didn't like the results, see WWI and WWII.
The people of Europe are themselves against having strong militaries, and have been since before WWII, before WWI.
It was the leftist parties in England that were against them having a strong military before WWI. And before WWII.
The only way to make people learn about danger is to have them suffer from it. But in the current case that means the only way for Europe to learn they should have a strong military is for Russia to march across Europe. I don't like that.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:34 AM (xP36F)

641 I find it interesting, comforting, and a bit amusing that Poland has a much larger and more capable armored force than Germany.

Posted by: Miklosczyszkiewyszki at July 01, 2021 12:29 AM (QzkSJ)

In the west I would go UK, then France, Italy, then Germany. After that Spain but it would be close. Throw in the Poles, Hungarians, Georgians and others, and no way I would want to be Germany trying them again. There are others that can be serious like the Belgians, Dutch and Scandis. Not sure where GErmany lands. I dont think they have any desire to lead a fight for anything on the field.

Posted by: Quint at July 01, 2021 12:35 AM (F2/Ok)

642 War Department was the nickname of the Music committee at former church

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 01, 2021 12:37 AM (+I6Y/)

643 Italians could take them by themselves.
-----

So much information, in so few words.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2021 12:38 AM (1vynn)

644 War Department was the nickname of the Music committee at former church
Posted by: a dude in MI

Onward Christian Soldiers!

Posted by: Miklos' favorite hymn at July 01, 2021 12:38 AM (QzkSJ)

645 You don't know what your talking about, The Russian land conflict with Ukraine isn't a black and white issue. There's parts of Ukraine that never wanted to be a part of Ukraine, they still think of themselves as Russians.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 12:30 AM (qH6FZ)

Putin detected.
Say, Mr. Putin, there are lots of countries that have parts of their populations that ethnically fit better with nearby countries.
Like the Sudetenland, for example.
But you shouldn't be marching into these countries to forcibly take over those parts of those countries.
Just because you can think of a reason to invade doesn't mean it's less of a military adventure.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:41 AM (xP36F)

646 Onward Christian Soldiers!
Posted by: Miklos' favorite hymn
-------

Soon to be exorcised from The Methodist Hymnal. 'Eternal Father, Strong to Save' already has been.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2021 12:42 AM (AytXr)

647
From what has come out (and the Daily Mail has been good at aggregating it all), the original sin with that building was improperly installed waterproofing of the pool deck (basically big slab surrounding the building with the parking lot underneath. Some membrame/barrier thing wasn't installed correctly.

This let the parking garage area underneath become something of a bathtub for water, leaking out of the pool, rainwater, and even tidewater pressure underground.

A guy who worked as the head of maintenance for the building in the late '90s said there was constant flooding of the parking garage, especially during abnormal high tide vents. Water would pour in, and there was one to as much as two feet of standing water down there. This wasn't normal he warned, and he said management just ignored it.

He said there was constant pumping going on, so much that the pumps would wear out all the time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 01, 2021 12:43 AM (Mzdiz)

648 "Putin detected.
Say, Mr. Putin, there are lots of countries that have parts of their populations that ethnically fit better with nearby countries."


Fuck you, we were having a decent debate and then you pull the same disingenuous leftist horseshit as CNN or MSNBC would.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 12:44 AM (qH6FZ)

649 Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:34 AM (xP36F)

Americans traditionally loathed a standing army, Jefferson for one was against it. The US Army before the Civil war was tiny, like 15,000 tiny. It ballooned into the millions and then it simply disappeared. Same with before ww1 and same with before ww2. We definitely had something against large standing armies. I guess that changed somewhat after ww2 but still I don't think the standing army was large considering the population and our newfound power. Obviously the Cold War dictated things we built up.,
really the idea of a large standing army and a force that projected its strength came out of WW2 and the Cold War world.

Posted by: Quint at July 01, 2021 12:45 AM (F2/Ok)

650 648 "Putin detected.
Say, Mr. Putin, there are lots of countries that have parts of their populations that ethnically fit better with nearby countries."
Fuck you, we were having a decent debate and then you pull the same disingenuous leftist horseshit as CNN or MSNBC would.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 12:44 AM (qH6FZ)

No, it can't be disingenuous if it's openly being funny.
There's a real problem with anyone saying well there's an excuse for taking over another country or part of it, if the argument isn't that it's a real threat, and I see it all the time when people talk about the Ukraine.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 12:49 AM (xP36F)

651 San Franpsycho might like reading this bit of news; iirc he once worked in the same office as Veep Throat Harris. And has said that she is a class A bitch.

politico appears to be the original source of a story saying 22 staffers of Ms Roundheels have complained that working for her is 'a toxic environment'. "She treats us like shit" is one quote.

And since I ain't linking politico, zh and daily caller have pieces up now. Now to go read them. bwahahaha

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2021 12:51 AM (F0YaR)

652 A guy who worked as the head of maintenance for the
building in the late '90s said there was constant flooding of the
parking garage, especially during abnormal high tide vents. Water would
pour in, and there was one to as much as two feet of standing water down
there. This wasn't normal he warned, and he said management just
ignored it.



He said there was constant pumping going on, so much that the pumps would wear out all the time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 01, 2021 12:43 AM (Mzdiz)

keep reporting on this. This reminds me of a an apartment building I know. Constant leaks from rains, the pool, etc. The management doesn't care, to them it a cash cow. THis is interesting info I might pass on to people that should read about it.

Posted by: Quint at July 01, 2021 12:53 AM (F2/Ok)

653
If you watch the video of the collapse, you'll see the thing came down in three sections. The two latter sections came down because of the stress of the first falling section. The support of those didn't fail, it was just subject to stresses and forces from the first section falling that exceeded what it could stand by a long shot.

The question is what caused the first section to come down. It is clear that is was bottom up failure. Something at the bottom gave way, and everything above came crashing down.

The support columns under that part could have been corroded like we know parts of the pool deck and garage structure were and just finally gave way.

Or, something about that first "sink hole" failure of the pool deck knocked those support columns under the first part sideways. Like taking a sledgehammer and knocking a support beam out from under something.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 01, 2021 12:53 AM (Mzdiz)

654 "There's a real problem with anyone saying well there's an excuse for taking over another country or part of it, if the argument isn't that it's a real threat, and I see it all the time when people talk about the Ukraine."


Why? Because we haven't had any border dispute this open for a while? Russia isn't going to invade Ukraine, they're sitting back watching Ukraine self destruct. The problem right now isn't Russia, it's that Ukraine is becoming a failed state with a totally corrupt government bouncing around between multiple factions always ready for a takeover or to force a split.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:03 AM (qH6FZ)

655 Bottom line, whatever happens in the Ukraine or happens between Ukraine and Russia, it's not our problem, nor should it be anyone elses.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:07 AM (qH6FZ)

656 Why? Because we haven't had any border dispute this open for a while? Russia isn't going to invade Ukraine, they're sitting back watching Ukraine self destruct. The problem right now isn't Russia, it's that Ukraine is becoming a failed state with a totally corrupt government bouncing around between multiple factions always ready for a takeover or to force a split.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:03 AM (qH6FZ)

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/ status/1377604475364474882 -- "JUST IN - Russia warns new war in #Ukraine's east could end with the country being destroyed - Foreign Minister Lavrov"
Pretty heavy-handed for a country not interested in invading Ukraine.
You keep saying what Russia is going to do like you know, like you know Putin personally and he calls you all the time to chat. And in case he does chat with you all the time, I wouldn't believe him. Just sayin'.
And you keep talking down the situation in the Ukraine like you know the whole country intimately.
Russia and China are the two exemplars in total corruption, and they aren't failing right now.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 01:13 AM (xP36F)

657 655 Bottom line, whatever happens in the Ukraine or happens between Ukraine and Russia, it's not our problem, nor should it be anyone elses.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:07 AM (qH6FZ)

That's some evil shit. Like Russia invading all of Ukraine and taking over the whole country would not be our problem and shouldn't be anybody else's business, like being invaded is some libertarian voluntary agreement that benefits both parties.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 01:16 AM (xP36F)

658 Ah geez. Story now on LA TV news... LAPD botched the destruction of a big pile of illegal fireworks. No deaths but several injuries as well as a lot of local property damage as a result.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 01, 2021 01:16 AM (L2ZTs)

659
Is this old?
It's probably old. But I just saw this on youtube:

Why don't the Amish get covid.

A: Because they don't have TV or Internet.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 01, 2021 01:20 AM (GZ0rM)

660 "JUST IN - Russia warns new war in #Ukraine's east could end with the country being destroyed - Foreign Minister Lavrov"


How is that any different then anything I've been saying? As for talking down Ukraine, why shouldn't I? It's a shithole country that's showing the world it can't self govern. I don't know what the answer is but I do know we shouldn't be fucking around with it.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:21 AM (qH6FZ)

661 "Ah geez. Story now on LA TV news... LAPD botched the destruction of a big pile of illegal fireworks. No deaths but several injuries as well as a lot of local property damage as a result."

Talk about fucking something up. Do you think anyone will be held responsible? I doubt it.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:24 AM (qH6FZ)

662
From what I understand, half of Ukraine's govt is full of Russian-loyalist--corrupt-shits. Sort of like the Democrats, here.

So, fuck 'em.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 01, 2021 01:24 AM (GZ0rM)

663 As for talking down Ukraine, why shouldn't I? It's a shithole country that's showing the world it can't self govern. I don't know what the answer is but I do know we shouldn't be fucking around with it.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:21 AM (qH6FZ)

Did you just say it would be a positive good thing for Ukraine itself if Russia were to invade?
Man you are Putin.
You are Sofa King Putin.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 01:25 AM (xP36F)

664
Just to throw some fuel on this little fire, I do not give a shit about anyone else. Ukraine, Israel, Syria, anyone.

There are parts of the USA I give no shit about.

It's a doggy-doggy world, as they say.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 01, 2021 01:27 AM (GZ0rM)

665 "Did you just say it would be a positive good thing for Ukraine itself if Russia were to invade?
Man you are Putin.
You are Sofa King Putin."


No, I've never said anything that. Learn how to read and make an argument.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:28 AM (qH6FZ)

666 "From what I understand, half of Ukraine's govt is full of Russian-loyalist--corrupt-shits. Sort of like the Democrats, here."


And the other half is a hodge podge alliance between a bunch of idiots, including some actual honest to God Nazis, that are more interested in lining their pockets then to govern the country.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 01, 2021 01:33 AM (qH6FZ)

667
No wonder the Democrats have close ties with Ukraine!

Like peas in a pod, they are.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 01, 2021 01:36 AM (GZ0rM)

668 #667 and Bi den is friendz with them all.

Posted by: torabora at July 01, 2021 01:38 AM (p9Lko)

669
All the "aid" $$ we give Ukraine for "defense" goes right into the pockets of a few Ukrainians....and a few Democrats.

Am I wrong?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 01, 2021 01:40 AM (GZ0rM)

670 667 No wonder the Democrats have close ties with Ukraine!
Like peas in a pod, they are.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 01, 2021 01:36 AM (GZ0rM)

The fuck? America is hugely important to the Ukraine, and the Democrats control the American government. Ukraine gives the Bidens money so the Ukraine can survive, with Russia having taken over part of the country.
Some in the Ukraine's government were willing to help Trump investigate the Democrats corruption in their own country.

Posted by: Stonn at July 01, 2021 01:45 AM (xP36F)

671
"Doctors No Longer Recommending Antidepressants For White Males Since They're Supposed To Feel Bad."


-Babylon Bee

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 01, 2021 01:53 AM (GZ0rM)

672 Hello?

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 01, 2021 02:02 AM (fYTGN)

673 well, if no one is here, i guess i'll just take off all my clothes and moon tan....

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 01, 2021 02:25 AM (fYTGN)

674 My recollection is when the USSR failed, Ukraine, never call them The Ukraine gave up their nukes on the explicit deal that NATO would defend them against Russia. WE already went back on that one. Again, these guys had end the world and end Russian nukes and gave them up, on the agreement we would protect them. Sure the language is politico speak it is about understandigs, postures, etc.

We let that slide when Russia took what they thought was the best part. So the argument now is we should forget the entire thing and let Russia take the entire place. Is that the gist of things?

Posted by: Quint at July 01, 2021 02:30 AM (F2/Ok)

675 Jesus, my eyes!

Posted by: Biggus Dickus at July 01, 2021 02:35 AM (yr0RS)

676 Am I wrong?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 01, 2021 01:40 AM (GZ0rM)

I don't know. But some here don't seem to be on Ukraine's side. If you really want to anger them, call the The Ukraine as often as possible.

You guys figure out Ukraine and if we should defend them based on our word many years ago I need to call it a night. Adios.

Posted by: Quint at July 01, 2021 02:36 AM (F2/Ok)

677 How can you calmly discourse about Eastern European geopolitical strategy when there's a naked man prancing about in the moonlight?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 01, 2021 02:46 AM (Fc5rx)

678 Unless a miracle happens my prediction Sundowner would be gone today isn't going to happen.
Still have 20 hours to go though.

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 02:53 AM (Cxk7w)

679 "You fucked up. You trusted us."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 01, 2021 02:54 AM (xopIz)

680 677 How can you calmly discourse about Eastern European geopolitical strategy when there's a naked man prancing about in the moonlight?
Posted by: Muldoon at July 01, 2021 02:46 AM (Fc5rx)

Well, it's a marvellous night for a moondance(record scratch sound)

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 01, 2021 03:03 AM (+I6Y/)

681 How can you calmly discourse about Eastern European geopolitical strategy when there's a naked man prancing about in the moonlight?
Posted by: Muldoon

Without Secret Service protection ?

Posted by: JT at July 01, 2021 03:03 AM (arJlL)

682 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 01, 2021 03:03 AM (arJlL)

683 I lost my prediction back at Easter. I didn't think Sundown Joe was going to make it past Easter.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 01, 2021 03:05 AM (xopIz)

684 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 01, 2021 03:08 AM (oph++)

685 I am sure his days are numbered. They need to get rid of him well before mid terms or take the chance Republicans won't take over Congress.

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 03:10 AM (Cxk7w)

686 That cabin and that fish fry guy, happy July

Posted by: Summer of Love at July 01, 2021 03:18 AM (FJrl0)

687 678 Unless a miracle happens my prediction Sundowner would be gone today isn't going to happen.
Still have 20 hours to go though.

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 02:53 AM (Cxk7w)


You forgot to factor in the 'protect Bribem at all costs' media strategy, as evidenced by the political attack on Harris in Politico.

"protect The Rutabaga-in-Chief, or you get the Bitch From Hell".

However well deserved the attack might be. I'm certain she's a stone cold cnut, but that ain't the point.

Making her a sour 25thA choice is the plan.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2021 03:20 AM (F0YaR)

688 I do think President Ho will be a train wreck, but maybe that's what's needed, so best to get it going.

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 03:28 AM (Cxk7w)

689 I have Uncle Joe out to pasture by Dec 31

Posted by: DB- just DB (iTXRQ) at July 01, 2021 03:30 AM (iTXRQ)

690 Have apple pancakes on, got lots of time this morning.

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 03:40 AM (Cxk7w)

691 That actually sounds good to me today, Skip.

After only eating a piece of dry toast, rice and some applesauce over the last 2 days, I think I've finally turned the corner.

Not risking more than that today though.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 01, 2021 03:44 AM (oph++)

692 Hopefully MLii it's over

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 03:48 AM (Cxk7w)

693 Fingers crossed!

Just wish i knew what caused it. No one else I've been around got it, which is actually a good thing.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 01, 2021 03:50 AM (oph++)

694
Not risking more than that today though.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 01, 2021 03:44 AM (oph++)

---
if'n it will make you feel better i'm wearing clothes.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 01, 2021 03:50 AM (fYTGN)

695 Oh, and redc1c4 - thanks for the tip. I'm pretty sure it's what helped me get to this point and avoid the whole going to the ER for dehydration

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 01, 2021 03:52 AM (oph++)

696 Lol red!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 01, 2021 03:53 AM (oph++)

697 Pixy is up and I am out.

Have 28 work hours to make up in 2 days...yeah that's not going to happen!

Have a good day, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 01, 2021 03:56 AM (oph++)

698 a good medic takes care of his troops all the time.... glad i could help.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 01, 2021 03:59 AM (fYTGN)

699 Use to do twelve often, but 10 is getting to my limit these days, 10 seems like forever.

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 04:10 AM (Cxk7w)

700 Charlie Berens is funny because my mom once said that I was conceived when she "had too much beer."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 01, 2021 04:15 AM (xopIz)

701 Didn't see the point of the three trailer park girls going around the outside video.

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 04:23 AM (Cxk7w)

702 Just noticed the flying car
I want one

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2021 04:36 AM (Cxk7w)

703 well, if no one is here, i guess i'll just take off all my clothes and moon tan....
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 01, 2021 02:25

Watch out so you don't burn your asshole.

Posted by that Brolin idiot
who would post such a thing?

Posted by: Farmer at July 01, 2021 04:38 AM (55Qr6)

704 Have 28 work hours to make up in 2 days...yeah that's not going to happen!
Have a good day, all
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 01, 2021 03:56

Hope you are feeling better. You've made it thru a tough time, WTG.

Posted by: Farmer at July 01, 2021 04:43 AM (55Qr6)

705 My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net
from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of
the expenses. But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type on several websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform.
I have heard very good things about blogengine.net.
Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
Any help would be really appreciated!

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Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
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)
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