Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/17/21)

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The Saturday Night Joke

Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell.

While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for.

The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes.

When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes.

When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a check.

Finally Donald Trump gets his turn and talks for 4 hours.

When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.

When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Trump got to call the USA so cheaply.

The devil smiles and replies, "Since Biden took over, the country has gone to hell, so it's a local call." (H/T Legally Sufficient)

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Brilliant? Or just an accident waiting to happen?


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Hmmm. I didn't know Tik Tok had a ban hammer. And I didn't know that MLM = multi-level-marketing. I guess it was a day of learning.


Despite TikTok’s ban, MLMs still thrive on the app
The ban has had little actual effect.

TikTok took a big first step towards banning multi-level-marketing on its app, yet many recruiters are finding ways around the ban, using the social networking site to lure people into pyramid schemes


The days when multi-level marketing sounded like a neighborhood Tupperware meeting are long gone. Even the classic ‘‘Hey hun!’’ messages on Facebook from someone you went to high school with are starting to sound a bit like old news.


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The jury is still out, But this could be a really fun dad.

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Have you ever been scammed by food. Here are a few food scams.

An Online Group Shares “Food Scams,” Here Are Some Of The Most Brazen (20 Pics)

Just scrolling through these photos sent me into a flying rage. How dare! How very dare!

Food scams are everywhere — lies on the packaging, one single raisin in a cookie — but still: it hurts. And on r/FoodScam, they’ve collected a whole PILE of them for me to shake my fist over. Enjoy some of the best/worst!


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Grab your tent and gear. Or hop into the RV. The best campgrounds throughout the USA.


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Watch these guys set off a massive firework in their garage. You want a safety brief? Because that's how you get a safety brief.

With the gripping title, “Firework Fail – Idiots light mortar shell in garag,” what can possibly go wrong? The “e” is missing, but that’s probably because whoever filmed this video posted it online as quickly as possible. Probably thinking: “Oh my god, the world has to witness this! There’s no time for spell check!” Or, “Shit the cops are coming so I might as well get this out to as many people as possible before they haul us in.”


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Is this just a tad odd or what?

A pair of inseparable identical twin sisters have found "one in a million" love interests in the form of identical twin brothers - and the foursome all live together.


Venessa and Kerissa D'Arpino, 25, who work as personal trainers, have always done everything together - but they never expected to find love so close to each other too.

Venessa said: "My sister and I grew up as best friends and were always by each other's side.

"Nobody knows us like we know each other, and we always the other's back. We have a deep connection and have experienced all our large milestones together.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


Born on this day: 17 Jul 1949
Geezer Butler, bassist and primary lyricist with English rock band Black Sabbath who had the 1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid'. The bands self-titled album was voted as the best British rock album ever by Kerrang! in 2005. He received the nickname "Geezer" at school because he used to call everybody "Geezer". via thisdayinmusic.com


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Born on this day: 17 Jul 1976
Luke Bryan, American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. Bryan's first nine solo albums have included fourteen No.1 country music hits. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Look God, no hands. Genius Award Winner.

An Ohio woman reportedly crashed her car into two other vehicles and a house after taking her hands of the wheel and letting God take control at a speed of 120 mph (190km/h), as a way to test her faith.

Authorities claim that the unnamed 31-year-old was driving a car with her daughter, aged 11, down the streets of Beachwood, Ohio, at around midnight on June 15. Security footage shows her car running a red light and eventually spin out of control, hit a utility pole and two other vehicles before stopping into a house. Luckily, neither the driver nor her child were seriously hurt, and the house they crashed into, which was empty at the time, suffered only minor damage. Upon questioning the driver about the accident, police officers were shocked to hear that she had been going through trials and tribulations lately, and simply decided to “let go and let God take the wheel”.

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Water and beer. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A Wyoming rancher was pinned under an ATV for two days after a rollover crash — and survived the ordeal by drinking bottled water and beer.

Frank Reynolds, 53, was rounding up livestock on a neighbor’s pasture when his vehicle tipped over on top of him Sunday, dislocating his shoulder and breaking his ribs, according to the Gillette News Record.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by My Kind Of Kid.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. You may or may not have gotten your moneys worth tonight. It is all so subjective.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:45 PM




Comments

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1 Sponge!

Posted by: Bete at July 17, 2021 08:45 PM (Ojki1)

2 Furst?

Posted by: 29Victor at July 17, 2021 08:46 PM (BJKQV)

3 Damun!

Posted by: 29Victor at July 17, 2021 08:46 PM (BJKQV)

4 And Corgis called.

Posted by: Bete at July 17, 2021 08:46 PM (Ojki1)

5 Since it was nooded, hoping for a top ten...

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 08:47 PM (r1z5A)

6 Say, What?

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at July 17, 2021 08:47 PM (SmFPm)

7 good evening

Posted by: wing at July 17, 2021 08:47 PM (JFzNN)

8 'Sup, fellow mouth breathers and slackers!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 17, 2021 08:50 PM (TAyES)

9 I bet that Wyoming rancher is damn glad the wolves didnt find him.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 17, 2021 08:51 PM (TAyES)

10 Good evening! Storm passed through today and now the humidity is unbearable. God I hate Missouri.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 17, 2021 08:51 PM (nxdel)

11 Identical twin women find love with identical twin brothers


Both families children will be genetic sibling rather than cousins.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 17, 2021 08:52 PM (yQpMk)

12 ONT! The Saturday night joke is hilarious!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 17, 2021 08:53 PM (+4oV5)

13 Oh what a beautiful evening in ETEX. Where's that Kraken?

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 08:53 PM (0OP+5)

14 >>>Food Scams

Asian-owned cheeseteak joint is asshoe.

Posted by: flounder at July 17, 2021 08:53 PM (KnJdm)

15 The identical couple get a +1 for the Donald Pump: Make America Swol Again cutoff.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 17, 2021 08:54 PM (mf+Bs)

16 Hey everybody. Hey ONT. Hey MisHum.

The best campgrounds in the USA

Our family used to camp at this place in San Diego during summers from about 1979 to 1983. The restrooms were clean (don't know about today) and it barely felt like camping, because it's right off I-5 and you could literally see a new housing development from the site.

https://www.santafepark.com/

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 08:54 PM (L2ZTs)

17

Первый!

Posted by: Zettai at July 17, 2021 08:54 PM (bl7zx)

18 Greetings fappers and fappees.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 17, 2021 08:55 PM (HaL55)

19 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 17, 2021 08:55 PM (SRRAx)

20 I seen it all today and now I can't unsee none of it.

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 08:55 PM (0OP+5)

21 You dare to live greatly. Tokyo Drift that trolley.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 17, 2021 08:55 PM (ybIRR)

22 When will people realize that businesses are not in the business of making less money.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 08:56 PM (4fSQf)

23 >>Have you ever been scammed by food.

"The year is 2030. Bakery art is so realistic, literally anything could be cake. The uncertainty has gripped the world in fear. I go to hug my wife for comfort. She is cake."

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at July 17, 2021 08:56 PM (6dYi7)

24 When will people realize that businesses are not in the business of making less money.
Posted by: Alabama

When they don't voluntarily take the vaccines

Posted by: BacktoGA at July 17, 2021 08:57 PM (MPYWI)

25 Guys, the TikTok post reminds me, I've been meaning to talk to y'all about a great opportunity to make money.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 08:57 PM (4fSQf)

26 The kid saw a break in the trolley line and fixed it. Good for her!

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 17, 2021 08:57 PM (QFVV9)

27 My excuse for being late will be submitted, in triplicate, forthwith!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 08:58 PM (hOUT3)

28 "The year is 2030. Bakery art is so realistic, literally anything could be cake. The uncertainty has gripped the world in fear. I go to hug my wife for comfort. She is cake."
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest

Like BladeRunner, but with cake.
I like it.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 17, 2021 08:58 PM (mf+Bs)

29 27 My excuse for being late will be submitted, in triplicate, forthwith!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 08:58 PM (hOUT3


Press hard. Carbon paper is tricky.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 08:58 PM (4fSQf)

30 BBC on Europe's flooding.

How does climate change cause flooding?
Global heating causes more water to evaporate, which leads to an increase in the amount of annual rain and snow
At the same time, a warmer atmosphere means it can hold more moisture - which also increases the intensity of rainfall
Rather than gently watering plants, this intense rainfall leads to flooding, like we're seeing in Northern Europe now

Posted by: flounder at July 17, 2021 08:59 PM (KnJdm)

31 The KOA at Gettysburg was really nice. The campgrounds on Key West NAS were pretty nice as well.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 17, 2021 09:00 PM (QFVV9)

32 Greetings Everyone

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in California at July 17, 2021 09:00 PM (7SwmH)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 17, 2021 09:00 PM (arJlL)

34 I hate missouri as well. I'll be outta here by end of next month. fucking A

Posted by: jeet at July 17, 2021 09:00 PM (g741k)

35 From earlier thread - turns out, Jack Nicholson has no birth certificate. No idea who is father was. He didn't officially exist until 1954, and a "Delayed report of birth" issued. Said to be born at St. Vincent's in New York, but they have no record of that. He didn't find out his "sister" was actually his mother until 1974, when he was 37

Posted by: Common Tater at July 17, 2021 09:00 PM (7T5tR)

36 Howdy Hordelings! Happy Saturday night. Greetings Mis Hum -- thanks for another great ONT!

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 09:01 PM (mZUr4)

37 OH, where, oh, where is my Overnight Thread?
Oh, where, oh, where can it be?
With its pithy quotes and its music links
and misanthropic humaniteeeeee

oh, here it is!

Posted by: mindful webworker - everything above the fold tonight?? at July 17, 2021 09:01 PM (xdNUT)

38 businesses are not in the business of making less money.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 08:56 PM (4fSQf)

Wanna bet?

Posted by: NFL, BRCC, Coke, etc... at July 17, 2021 09:02 PM (Q9lwr)

39 I got in my run tonight, time to check out the ONT.

Thank you, Mis Hum!

Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 17, 2021 09:02 PM (5p7BC)

40 35 From earlier thread - turns out, Jack Nicholson has no birth certificate. No idea who is father was. He didn't officially exist until 1954, and a "Delayed report of birth" issued. Said to be born at St. Vincent's in New York, but they have no record of that. He didn't find out his "sister" was actually his mother until 1974, when he was 37
Posted by: Common Tater at July 17, 2021 09:00 PM (7T5tR


And here he went and made a life for himself without whining about it.

If only the kids today...

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:02 PM (4fSQf)

41 @27

We're requiring coversheets on all reports, did you get the memo.

--
Bill Lumberg

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:02 PM (mu7kg)

42 Wanna bet?
Posted by: NFL, BRCC, Coke, etc... at July 17, 2021 09:02 PM (Q9lwr


TouchÚ

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:02 PM (4fSQf)

43 ONT! The Saturday night joke is hilarious!
Posted by: Ladyl

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at July 17, 2021 09:03 PM (arJlL)

44 Mis Hum, you're really shaking things up musically lately. Luke Bryan?? Didn't know you had any leanings toward country music. That's a great song!

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 09:03 PM (mZUr4)

45 can a trolly car kill people? I reckon maybe it could. Doesn't seem to have the mass & velocity of a locomotive

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:04 PM (sJHOI)

46 Monkey COVID is here! Lockdown! Mask up!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 17, 2021 09:04 PM (gpKIi)

47 Hi, Sharon.

I am sorry to hear you're down. I get the feeling. You were incredibly helpful when I read moving out of my martial home and into an apartment. If you need anything, please let me know.

We Morons need to stick together.

I get dark places and dark thoughts... I've had my fair share of them. Still do, if I'm honest.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:03 PM (cvNl1)

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:04 PM (cvNl1)

48 {{{JT}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at July 17, 2021 09:04 PM (+4oV5)

49 Evening, Horde!

Twitter link. This guy gets hauled off on a stretcher, twitching from the adverse reaction, while everyone just continues to wait their turn. Then again, the kind of person who could watch that and decide, "Nope" wouldn't be in line in the first place.

https://tinyurl.com/s6nsm4a9

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 17, 2021 09:04 PM (OssQ4)

50 "Firework Fail - Idiots light mortar shell in garage", what can possibly go wrong?

Having a mortar shell go wrong near a hot tub isn't all that great either. Thanks, coach.

Posted by: That goalie at July 17, 2021 09:05 PM (EughT)

51 45 can a trolly car kill people? I reckon maybe it could. Doesn't seem to have the mass & velocity of a locomotive
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:04 PM (sJHOI

Tonight, on MythBusters!

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:05 PM (4fSQf)

52 I seen it all today and now I can't unsee none of it.
Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 08:55 PM (0OP+5)


But was it a good kind of seen, or a really bad kind of seen?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:05 PM (hOUT3)

53 Asian-owned cheeseteak joint is asshoe.
Posted by: flounder at July 17, 2021 08:53 PM (KnJdm)


I'll take mine with provorone

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 09:05 PM (mZUr4)

54 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:06 PM (hOUT3)

55 HEAVY METAL!!!

Posted by: SFGoth at July 17, 2021 09:06 PM (KAi1n)

56 Greetings all. Another fine ONT.

Food scams; I just hate 'em.

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at July 17, 2021 09:06 PM (DDazy)

57 I saw Monkey Covid at OzzFest 2005. They came on right after Bat Soup.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 17, 2021 09:06 PM (mf+Bs)

58 Guess this is beyond the pale even for my laziness, but reading the quote in the side-bar from BRCC guy - who the heck is he talking about? The toilet people he's flushed away? Rittenhouse obviously acted in self-defense (sorry, it's all rather perfectly documented in video). Extremely questionable judgement perhaps - perhaps - in being in his situation at all. But.

I have no idea what the BRCC guy is actually referring to. I don't think he was making some kind of fine point comment on the legalities or practicalities of the situation.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 09:06 PM (OTzUX)

59 49 Evening, Horde!

Twitter link. This guy gets hauled off on a stretcher, twitching from the adverse reaction, while everyone just continues to wait their turn. Then again, the kind of person who could watch that and decide, "Nope" wouldn't be in line in the first place.

https://tinyurl.com/s6nsm4a9
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 17, 2021 09:04 PM (OssQ4


I'm sure the next lamb in line thinks that noise is just the water heater acting up.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:07 PM (4fSQf)

60 I'll be outta here by end of next month.

Lucky. Where are you going?

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 17, 2021 09:07 PM (nxdel)

61 I call shenanigans on firework in garage.

No raging wife/gf that came storming in after the fact.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 17, 2021 09:07 PM (2SdPm)

62 Evening, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 17, 2021 09:07 PM (K5n5d)

63 qdsteve: park looks fancy!


For the food: actually have a styrofoam cake is a thing to save money. So it might have been just for looks not the same as cheating.

Posted by: Iris at July 17, 2021 09:07 PM (6lKe4)

64 We're requiring coversheets on all reports, did you get the memo.

--
Bill Lumberg
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:02 PM (mu7kg)


We're gonna need to come in to work on Saturday, K? And if you could just plan on coming In Sunday too, that'd be greeeeaaat.

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 09:07 PM (mZUr4)

65 Howdy, MisHum, howdy, Horde,

Ah, Black Sabbath. "The Mob Rules" live at Radio City and "Children of the Grave" live from their last tour are must listens if you're a metalhead.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 17, 2021 09:08 PM (p0TaU)

66 Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:02 PM (mu7kg)

I knew I should have read that memo first, but I wanted to turn in the report in a timely manner, so...

Guess I'll be working this weekend to generate the cover sheets.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:08 PM (hOUT3)

67 As for the food scam, meh.

None of it can be cooked on a pellet grill, more than 10 miles from my house and not my ox being gored.

Did I miss any excuses for not caring?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 17, 2021 09:09 PM (2SdPm)

68 I'll take mine with provorone
Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 09:05 PM (mZUr4)

you get plocessed cheez food and RIKE it!

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:09 PM (sJHOI)

69 For those interested, Razorfist is streaming TIE Fighter tonight.
https://youtu.be/nL3BXNjlK-c

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 17, 2021 09:09 PM (mf+Bs)

70 44 Mis Hum, you're really shaking things up musically lately. Luke Bryan?? Didn't know you had any leanings toward country music. That's a great song!
Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 09:03 PM (mZUr4)

Enigma

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 17, 2021 09:09 PM (aA3+G)

71 Hrothgar @ 52- It was like Mos Eisley.

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:09 PM (0OP+5)

72 Carryover from last thread. I was, of course, referring to asymptomatic *TRANSMISSION* of C19, not the existence of asymptomatic cases (which is most). THIS was one of the pillars of these mass mandated policies. A key one.

AFAIK, asymptomatic transmission is somewhere between a unicorn and a low-confidence tentative hypothesis. But this is based on actual science, as of a while ago.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 09:10 PM (OTzUX)

73 70 44 Mis Hum, you're really shaking things up musically lately. Luke Bryan?? Didn't know you had any leanings toward country music. That's a great song!
Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 09:03 PM (mZUr4)

Enigma
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 17, 2021 09:09 PM (aA3+G


Is that one of them French toilets that double as a drinking fountain?

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:10 PM (4fSQf)

74 Good one MisHum.

Posted by: dartist at July 17, 2021 09:10 PM (+ya+t)

75 Hrothgar @ 52- It was like Mos Eisley.
Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:09 PM (0OP+5)


Brother, you have earned an extra Kraken for that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:11 PM (hOUT3)

76 Then again, the kind of person who could watch that and decide, "Nope" wouldn't be in line in the first place.

https://tinyurl.com/s6nsm4a9
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 17, 2021 09:04 PM (OssQ4)


Responses: it's probably just that he is an epileptic. No reason to decline the shot.

Uh, I would not just assume that and happily get my jab. I would have questions, definitely.

Posted by: Emmie at July 17, 2021 09:11 PM (Hrwnm)

77 I'm drinking out of that glass up top as we speak, no fires that I know of.

Posted by: dartist at July 17, 2021 09:11 PM (+ya+t)

78 Responses: it's probably just that he is an epileptic. No reason to decline the shot.

Uh, I would not just assume that and happily get my jab. I would have questions, definitely.
Posted by: Emmie at July 17, 2021 09:11 PM (Hrwnm)


That legalistic "probably" qualifier would sure give me pause!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:12 PM (hOUT3)

79 Y'wanna hear something funny (or possibly blasphemous to some Morons)? I suppose I might be familiar with some ABBA song that hit the airwaves, but I don't think I've ever before clicked on and listened to an ABBA song.

I am, however, familiar with AABBA by Muldoon.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bbaaaa at July 17, 2021 09:12 PM (xdNUT)

80 I'm back. Got the wine bottle open. Pretty mediocre Merlot but it will do I hope.
Dr Washington, I appreciate the thought. Are you still in the area?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:14 PM (sd8p8)

81 Local call. Heh.

I'm so old I remember when just calling out of state was $extra.

Posted by: mindful webworker - and the operator said forty cents more for the next three minutes... at July 17, 2021 09:14 PM (xdNUT)

82 Only us ancient farts remember when the distance of a phone call had anything to do with the price.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at July 17, 2021 09:14 PM (3AD8C)

83 Hroth, I seen a elephaunt wearing shorts much too tight and much too short, especially in the most crucial part of the whole construct, sort of where the whole thing came together. So to speak. Why folk dress this way beyond me.

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:15 PM (0OP+5)

84 I picked up another Homer & Jethro album today at a record store. I actually have enough Homer & Jethro, but not enough Homer & Jethro with Jack Davis album covers.

This one is “Zany Songs of the 30s”.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 17, 2021 09:15 PM (a84Xf)

85 I'm so old I remember when just calling out of state was $extra.
Posted by: mindful webworker - and the operator said forty cents more for the next three minutes... at July 17, 2021 09:14 PM (xdNUT)
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I'm so old, I remember when calling the next town over, which was 12 miles away, was long distance.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 17, 2021 09:15 PM (2SdPm)

86 The Padres-Nationals game in DC has been called in the middle of the 6th because of a shooting that occurred across the street from the 3rd base gate as the top of the 6th ended. The gunshots were clearly heard inside the stadium.

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 09:15 PM (c/+Rn)

87 Y'wanna hear something funny (or possibly blasphemous to some Morons)? I suppose I might be familiar with some ABBA song that hit the airwaves, but I don't think I've ever before clicked on and listened to an ABBA song.

I am, however, familiar with AABBA by Muldoon.
Posted by: mindful webworker - bbaaaa at July 17, 2021 09:12 PM (xdNUT)

My daughter used to be involved in Irish Dance (thankfully no longer). Whenever she went to a competition I couldn't attend, I texted her a video of Dancing Queen in the morning.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:16 PM (sJHOI)

88 Sharon: which area? Nova? Yes. Why? Wanna get a beer? I'm up for it. It might be nice, actually, to see another human for a change.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:16 PM (cvNl1)

89 The lawnmower video led me directly to a Davie504 video, featuring Filipinian bass players. I had to watch it.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 17, 2021 09:16 PM (OssQ4)

90 Thanks for the dandy ONT, Mis Hum!

That dad would be tons of fun, provided the kid didn't end up in the ER...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 17, 2021 09:16 PM (rwusL)

91 Isn't "Merlot" pronounced like it looks?

Posted by: Common Tater at July 17, 2021 09:16 PM (7T5tR)

92 Stephen, do you have "Life Can Be Miserable"?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)

93 Screw that commie piece of Chinese shit TikTok. I wish ace would quit linking their turdlets. I have to hover now, to avoid clicking on that shit on the Cafe.

Evening, y'all, and thankee kindly Mis Hum.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 17, 2021 09:16 PM (F0YaR)

94 Sad to say the campground listed for WA state is closed because of a brush/forest fire which has the highway closed. It's a nice area but filling up with scum from west of the mountains.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at July 17, 2021 09:17 PM (FtJ1S)

95 The Padres-Nationals game in DC has been called in the mtiddle of the 6th because of a shooting that occurred across the street from the 3rd base gate as the top of the 6th ended. The gunshots were clearly heard inside the stadium.
Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 09:15 PM (c/+Rn)

perfect

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:18 PM (sJHOI)

96 identical twin sisters have found "one in a million" love interests in the form of identical twin brothers

Didn't I read about this in Dear Penthouse...?

Posted by: mindful webworker - who's whose? Doesn't matter...! at July 17, 2021 09:18 PM (xdNUT)

97 I'm so old I remember when just calling out of state was $extra.

When I got my first cell phone, when my parents called I would not answer. Then I would call back when it stopped ringing. Because they were calling on a land line, and long distance cost more for them but not me. And cell phone plans didn’t care whether it was an incoming or outgoing call.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 17, 2021 09:18 PM (a84Xf)

98 I remember having to wait until after 11:00 to call, when the rates went down.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 17, 2021 09:18 PM (5p7BC)

99 The Padres-Nationals game in DC has been called in the mtiddle of the 6th because of a shooting that occurred across the street from the 3rd base gate as the top of the 6th ended. The gunshots were clearly heard inside the stadium.


Philly gonna be jealous!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 17, 2021 09:19 PM (j9HX3)

100 I'm so old I remember when just calling out of state was $extra.
Posted by: mindful webworker - and the operator said forty cents more for the next three minutes.

I remember when a call 75 miles away was long distance.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:19 PM (dYrVA)

101 And yes Hrothgar. I had the second (part deux) Kraken. And for the love of pete somebody tell me why a cat has to put their nose in your armpit?

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:19 PM (0OP+5)

102 Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 09:15 PM (c/+Rn

I remember when they were discussing changing the name of DC's basketball team from the Bullets because of the implications of violence.

I thought they should drop the Washington part, but that's just me.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:19 PM (cvNl1)

103 Dr W, you coming to the MoMe?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:19 PM (sd8p8)

104 Remember the long distance services where you had to dial their number then the number of the person you wanted to call?

I'd also call my dad and let the phone ring twice so he'd call me back. He had money. I was broke.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:20 PM (4fSQf)

105 58 rhomboid.
Brcc owners have repeatedly signaled that they are grifters that despise their unwoke clientele. Far too many conservatives are like Sally Fields , you like me, you really really like me, and get stung again by politicians that say the right thing, some media person becomes a conservative star, or some business uses your feelings to get into your wallet.

Heck even Rhona Romney McDaniel finally realized that people are still pissed about the election steal. People got two tweets this week for their 220 million dollars donation to the RNC. How many people are ready to give more to those grifters because of that.

Posted by: whig at July 17, 2021 09:20 PM (ctR+w)

106 The Padres-Nationals game in DC has been called in the middle of the 6th because of a shooting that occurred across the street from the 3rd base gate as the top of the 6th ended. The gunshots were clearly heard inside the stadium.
Posted by: Vendette

Jeebus, Buy ammo.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:20 PM (dYrVA)

107 I am coming to the NoVaMoMee. It'll be my fifth :-)

You?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:21 PM (cvNl1)

108 Didn't I read about this in Dear Penthouse...?

I just watched a Fantasy Island where an oil worker’s fantasy ended up being doing twins. Mr. Roark even called it a ménage à trois. This was first season.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 17, 2021 09:21 PM (a84Xf)

109 Isn't "Merlot" pronounced like it looks?
Posted by: Common Tater

That would depend on how your dialect handles syllables. If "Merlot" = "Me" + "rlot", then "Me" "rlot" and "Mer" "lot" would both look like "Merlot" though pronounced very differently.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 17, 2021 09:22 PM (KAi1n)

110 letting God take control at a speed of 120 mph (190km/h), as a way to test her faith

Matthew 4:7
Jesus said unto him, It is written again,
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Posted by: mindful webworker - everything bet on green at July 17, 2021 09:22 PM (xdNUT)

111 @66

>>Guess I'll be working this weekend to generate the cover sheets.


Excellent, perhaps I can come to your cubicle and discuss my kickstarter, it's for a method to extract fractions of pennies from various transactions, and before you say, Superman III, it's totally nothing like that.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:22 PM (mu7kg)

112 And for the love of pete somebody tell me why a cat has to put their nose in your armpit?
Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:19 PM (0OP+5)


Mmmmm, pheromones! Or fur-mones.

Posted by: Emmie at July 17, 2021 09:23 PM (Hrwnm)

113 You may or may not have gotten your moneys worth tonight. It is all so subjective

I know someone who's parents didn't get their money's worth.

Posted by: Mr. Humanitarian's Possessives Punctuation Teacher at July 17, 2021 09:24 PM (DMUuz)

114 A rejected evil giant's name from a draft of Roald Dahl's The BFG was The Kiddiesniffer. Dahl said it was too repugnant and disturbing, even for him.

Posted by: doomed's lil' Saturday night factoids at July 17, 2021 09:24 PM (E8tbI)

115 Eromero,
Sounds like you sighted one of the dreaded urban land whales, very hard to unsee that. Hope you do not have nightmares!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:25 PM (hOUT3)

116 91 Isn't "Merlot" pronounced like it looks?

Posted by: Common Tater at July 17, 2021 09:16 PM (7T5tR)


I think it is French, which means a long o and a silent t. However, harlot must be good ole American English.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 17, 2021 09:25 PM (F0YaR)

117 Stephen Price Blair @ 97- I remember getting off the plane in Kuwait on the way to Camp Afrifjan and saying to self 'hey, I got a signal on my phone.' Mrs. E sent me a text at the end of the month 'get a g-d local sim card' so I went to the suk and bought a card to avoid the $700 cellphone bill (and Mrs. E's wrath. She's such an accountant.

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:25 PM (0OP+5)

118 MisHum, last pic had me laughing real good.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 17, 2021 09:25 PM (OssQ4)

119 Two words: party line.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 17, 2021 09:25 PM (HaL55)

120 A good post tonight, MisHum. Thanks for sharing.

Would've been a 10 except for the FBI's low-scoring. Dang commies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - see aye eh? at July 17, 2021 09:26 PM (xdNUT)

121 anyone who thinks they can make their chances of anything happening "zero" in this life is an idiot.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 17, 2021 07:46 PM (rfYv5)

I'm a 41 year-old straight male, with a worthless PhD who works in federal law enforcement (not the FBI), is funny, in decent shape, and is mostly a good man.

I'm also divorced, and a single dad of two kids under seven.

My chances of meeting and building a real relationship with a woman are functionally zero.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:26 PM (cvNl1)

122 Only us ancient farts remember when the distance of a phone call had anything to do with the price.
Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at July 17, 2021 09:14 PM (3AD8C)
* * * *
And some of us have never gotten over it...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 17, 2021 09:27 PM (rwusL)

123 Some of cell rates for "Out of Area" were brutal.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 09:27 PM (r1z5A)

124 @91

I don't care, we're not fucking drinking Merlot!!!

--
Miles Raymond

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:27 PM (mu7kg)

125 Padres-Nats are going to resume the game at 1:05 tomorrow.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the area around Nationals Stadium, before the city eminent-domained the area to build the ballpark it was not a place you wanted to be. Even now, with the ballpark and the nearby soccer stadium and a ton of residential and commercial development, depending on where you are (and this is absolutely true of where this shooting happened) it can only take a couple blocks before things get dicey.

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 09:27 PM (c/+Rn)

126 Oh, perfect! I will be there. It is only my second VA one but I got to go to Texas so technically it will be my 3rd MoMe. It is kind of a funny circumstance that I arrived in MD two weeks before last year's MoMe and now moving again a week before this one. I'm glad we will have a chance to meet in person.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:27 PM (sd8p8)

127 The Padres-Nationals game in DC has been called in the mtiddle of the 6th because of a shooting that occurred across the street from the 3rd base gate as the top of the 6th ended. The gunshots were clearly heard inside the stadium.
Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 09:15 PM (c/+Rn)
perfect
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah

Derp, gun control, what can't it do?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 17, 2021 09:28 PM (U7OUH)

128 I was just listening to something the other day, can't remember what it was, but revealed a few minutes of long distance phone call was like $10, and 60 or 70 years ago $10 was like $100 is today, easy, maybe more. So I can see why making a long distance call was a big deal then.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 17, 2021 09:28 PM (7T5tR)

129 ...And for the love of pete somebody tell me why a cat has to put their nose in your armpit?

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:19 PM (0OP+5)


Smells like their ass, which they are fond of licking?

Hey, I'm just spitballin' here.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 17, 2021 09:28 PM (F0YaR)

130 Responses: it's probably just that he is an epileptic. No reason to decline the shot.

Uh, I would not just assume that and happily get my jab. I would have questions, definitely.
Posted by: Emmie at July 17, 2021 09:11 PM

The responses are Twitter people, so they're exactly as I expected. Besides, any truthful comments get deleted anyway.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 17, 2021 09:28 PM (OssQ4)

131

I don't believe I could ever date twins... I should be confronted with the unsolvable dilemma of which one to have first, such that in the end I would have neither...

Posted by: Zettai at July 17, 2021 09:28 PM (bl7zx)

132 121

Not necessarily true, good sir. I am all around very similar to you and am now seeing someone who I actually get along with. I'll be 53 this fall so I'm way ahead of you on the never thinking it could ever happen again curve. FWIW.

Posted by: doomed at July 17, 2021 09:28 PM (E8tbI)

133 118 MisHum, last pic had me laughing real good.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 17, 2021 09:25 PM (OssQ4)

Glad you enjoyed.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (aA3+G)

134 I'm glad we will have a chance to meet in person.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:27 PM (sd8p

I very much look forward to it. You've be so incredibly kind to me.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (cvNl1)

135 My chances of meeting and building a real relationship with a woman are functionally zero.

Posted by: Dr. Washington

I'll be 60 in the fall. My chances of finding a nice, working moron are nil.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (dYrVA)

136 Emmie @ 112- I thought MadisonTheCat just liked Old Spice.

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (0OP+5)

137 I'm so old, I remember writing letters to people.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at July 17, 2021 09:30 PM (6dYi7)

138 Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at July 17, 2021 09:17 PM (FtJ1S)

Friend in NV was going out to dinner, saw a lightning strike on a mountain actually start a forest fire, when they were trying to return home, that same road had been closed because of the rapid fire spread!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:30 PM (hOUT3)

139 How does climate change cause flooding?
Global heating causes more water to evaporate, which leads to an increase in the amount of annual rain and snow
At the same time, a warmer atmosphere means it can hold more moisture - which also increases the intensity of rainfall
Rather than gently watering plants, this intense rainfall leads to flooding, like we're seeing in Northern Europe now


And how many degrees heating has taken place in the past fifty years? They are making it sound like Europe's climate now approximates the Caribbean.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 09:30 PM (ttCqp)

140 How does climate change cause flooding?
Posted by: flounder


Conclusions are always easy when they're foregone.

Posted by: mindful webworker - because I said so, so, shut up at July 17, 2021 09:30 PM (xdNUT)

141 That legalistic "probably" qualifier would sure give me pause!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

"These mushrooms probably aren't poisonous."

"This is probably a parachute."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 17, 2021 09:31 PM (OssQ4)

142 Two words: party line.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 17, 2021 09:25 PM (HaL55)

My grandparents (farmers in rural OH) had a party line. My grandmother also wore a hearing aid, so phone calls had an air of adventure

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:31 PM (sJHOI)

143 I'll be 60 in the fall. My chances of finding a nice, working moron are nil.
Posted by: Infidel

I'd settle for finding a working girl.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 17, 2021 09:31 PM (mf+Bs)

144 Posted by: doomed at July 17, 2021 09:28 PM (E8tbI)

I appreciate hearing your experience. It's always nice to hear from people who have made it through similar circumstances.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:31 PM (cvNl1)

145 Go to the link in my nic to see an AT&T ad from 1981 advertising the incredibly low rate of $9.99 per hour. From an old TV Guide.

“What’s the catch?”

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 17, 2021 09:32 PM (a84Xf)

146
Little girl in the last item will make a great "ette someday.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 17, 2021 09:32 PM (mht8P)

147 What's wrong with Merlot? I can attest that it seems to working nicely.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:32 PM (sd8p8)

148 I'll be 60 in the fall. My chances of finding a nice, working moron are nil.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (dYrVA)

See, i think we should all meet. All is single morons. Not even as a singles mixer, but just to lean on each other. Life is hard. It's harder if you're alone.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:33 PM (cvNl1)

149 The Padres-Nationals game in DC has been called in the mtiddle of the 6th because of a shooting that occurred across the street from the 3rd base gate as the top of the 6th ended.

I don't understand the logic behind stopping a game when some punks are just having a friendly gunfight outside the stadium. They want the fans to go leave the stadium while the smell of gun smoke is still in the air and EMTs and police are working the scene?

If there was some way to squeeze a double header in, that would have been a much better alternative, people stay a little longer and the crime scene is better managed. Those who want to flee, nothing stops them from going, but I would think being in the stadium is better than in the thick of things.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 09:33 PM (ttCqp)

150 What's wrong with Merlot? I can attest that it seems to working nicely.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:32 PM (sd8p

It's already stolen a word

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:33 PM (4fSQf)

151 LOL, I love that little Wednesday Addams looping back to kill all the folks on the track.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 17, 2021 09:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

152 How does climate change cause flooding?
Posted by: flounder

Conclusions are always easy when they're foregone.

understand reverse engineering

understand Climate Scientology

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:34 PM (sJHOI)

153 Hrothgar
Yesterday morning I drove to Yakima, scored some ammo at Cabela's at least. I went through the canyon which is spectacular. Drove home on I-82 to check out a brushfire that had been contained along the way.
Found out this morning that there'd been a small, five acres, fire along the canyon road. No, I didn't start it. They had the road closed until this afternoon. I was back home before the fire lit. It was near a popular campground so I have suspicions.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at July 17, 2021 09:34 PM (FtJ1S)

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:34 PM (sJHOI)

155 150 What's wrong with Merlot? I can attest that it seems to working nicely.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:32 PM (sd8p

It's already stolen a word
Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:33 PM (4fSQf)

And an apostrophe according to some smart ass.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 17, 2021 09:35 PM (aA3+G)

156 The thing about those rv cmp grounds is that they are hotbeds for the swinging community, more stds shared there than in the viillages.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:35 PM (UAm+t)

157 Comrades, I believe this is the 4th gallon of Kraken (and Wild Turkey 101) I have killed since the chynaflu started. Is that a bad thing?

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:36 PM (0OP+5)

158 Driving 120 mph through Beachwood?!?!

What the hell was she doing in Beachwood, being from Parma.

The Beachwood constabulary are not to be fucked with, especially on traffic matters.

In my day, going 40 in a 35 would get you right fucked. Very expensive tickets...ask me how I know!!!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 17, 2021 09:36 PM (BgMrQ)

159 @139

According to NOAA, they've estimated, since 1880, that the climate has gotten, 0.13 degrees warmer, globally.


So, we'll just have to wait a billion years and we will be as hot as Venus.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:36 PM (mu7kg)

160 See, i think we should all meet. All is single morons. Not even as a singles mixer, but just to lean on each other. Life is hard. It's harder if you're alone.
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:33 PM (cvNl1)


An AoS singles MoMe, what could possibly go wrong!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (hOUT3)

161 eddie haskell5 in the house.. out .

Posted by: jeet at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (g741k)

162 The Oxford commas, as I'm certain has been noted, are perfectly well-behaved.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (HaL55)

163 The greatest figures from modern Democracies and Republics. Modern being from the 1700's on.

Posted by: TC at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (dJiVp)

164 See, i think we should all meet. All is single morons. Not even as a
singles mixer, but just to lean on each other. Life is hard. It's
harder if you're alone.
++++I think that is true for a lot of us. It's not just those of you who are divorced, but some of us are widows and widowers. The people on this blog are unique in this world. People outside of here have no idea what this place is like. It is extremely difficult to find others who think like we do.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (sd8p8)

165 See, i think we should all meet. All is single morons. Not even as a singles mixer, but just to lean on each other. Life is hard. It's harder if you're alone.
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:33 PM (cvNl1)

DC is is almost 2000 away. Maybe we could all meet at grammie winger's place?

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (dYrVA)

166 144

If you're interested in giving it a shot, try EHarmony. Pay for the most basic subscription then cancel it as soon as it's worth doing so (less than a month for me). Be brutally honest about yourself and a little blunt, while humorous, in your profile description, and keep it short. Post good but realistic pics. All this will weed out many of the women you would not want around anyway, and attract the ones you wouldn't mind hearing from. You'll get bites, but don'tbe too picky... conversation over a cup of coffee can be fun even if it goes nowhere. Play it all by ear and be honest at all times...esp with yourself. That's what worked for me.

Avoid match dot com.

Posted by: doomed at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (E8tbI)

167 Oxford commas are for the posh.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:38 PM (4fSQf)

168 if you do get together for some sort of unwanted morn swingfest, do us a favor, romnce each other off the hq. it is awkward for the rest of us to have to watch the threadsexing and then the mess after it goes to fuck.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:38 PM (UAm+t)

169 I just watched a Fantasy Island where an oil worker's fantasy ended up being doing twins. Mr. Roark even called it a menage a trois. This was first season.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 17, 2021 09:21 PM


That's a bit more extreme than doing two chicks at the same time.

Posted by: Lawrence at July 17, 2021 09:38 PM (EughT)

170 At the same time, a warmer atmosphere means it can hold more moisture - which also increases the intensity of rainfall
Rather than gently watering plants, this intense rainfall leads to flooding, like we're seeing in Northern Europe now
Posted by: flounder at July 17, 2021 08:59 PM (KnJdm)

Then, 5 minutes later, with a perfectly straight face, the same newsbimbo will explain why climate change causes drought in Africa.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 09:39 PM (UJR7Q)

171 I'll be 60 in the fall. My chances of finding a nice, working moron are nil.
Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (dYrVA)
* * * *
{{{Infidel}}}

I know you, and you would be a great catch for the right guy! Don't give up, he's out there.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 17, 2021 09:39 PM (rwusL)

172 According to NOAA, they've estimated, since 1880, that the climate has gotten, 0.13 degrees warmer, globally.
So, we'll just have to wait a billion years and we will be as hot as Venus.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:36 PM (mu7kg)


Was that before (or after) they fudged adjusted normalized the data and classified the source data?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:39 PM (hOUT3)

173 86 The Padres-Nationals game in DC has been called in the middle of the 6th because of a shooting that occurred across the street from the 3rd base gate as the top of the 6th ended. The gunshots were clearly heard inside the stadium.
Posted by: Vendette



Well they can't get Marion Berry to clean up Bowser's mess. He's dead. Is that guy who wore a bow tie still around? For a DC mayor, he was ok.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 17, 2021 09:39 PM (QFVV9)

174 168 if you do get together for some sort of unwanted morn swingfest, do us a favor, romnce each other off the hq. it is awkward for the rest of us to have to watch the threadsexing and then the mess after it goes to fuck.
Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:38 PM (UAm+t)

Sound advice....

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 17, 2021 09:39 PM (aA3+G)

175 Oxford commas separate us from animals

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:39 PM (sJHOI)

176 @170

Well that's because "climate change," is both a dessert topping and a floor-wax.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:40 PM (mu7kg)

177 I think that is true for a lot of us. It's not just those of you who are divorced, but some of us are widows and widowers. The people on this blog are unique in this world. People outside of here have no idea what this place is like. It is extremely difficult to find others who think like we do.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (sd8p

Well spoken. I don't have a lot of friends at my age. This place is a proper substitute.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:40 PM (4fSQf)

178 Oxford commas are for the posh.
Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:38 PM


Why? The Great Comma Shortage ended decades ago.

Posted by: An Oxford Comma Devotee at July 17, 2021 09:40 PM (EughT)

179 Infidel, where are you at, geographically speaking?

Posted by: Common Tater at July 17, 2021 09:40 PM (7T5tR)

180 I think that is true for a lot of us. It's not just those of you who are
divorced, but some of us are widows and widowers. The people on this
blog are unique in this world. People outside of here have no idea what
this place is like. It is extremely difficult to find others who think
like we do.


I may have lucked out with TGFS.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 17, 2021 09:40 PM (HaL55)

181 According to NOAA, they've estimated, since 1880, that the climate has gotten, 0.13 degrees warmer, globally.

Posted by: Thomas Bender


Is that with or without the Dominion algorithm?

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (r1z5A)

182 I'll be 60 in the fall. My chances of finding a nice, working moron are nil.
Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (dYrVA)


That "working" requirement rules out a lot of people, especially these days!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (hOUT3)

183 DC is is almost 2000 away. Maybe we could all meet at grammie winger's place?

This is beginning to sound like a Stephen King novel. Is grammie winger In Colorado?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (a84Xf)

184 Sharon and Hrothgar:

Agreed on the ways by which we've found ourselves alone. But a singles MoMee would be wild and - dare I say - valuable.

And agreed on the uniqueness of the Horde. You guys in general, and several of you in particular have dragged me through some nasty. I hope to be worthy of your time and effort.

Like Tom Hanks said... Earn this. Earn it. But then I get far more maudlin as I think about some of my guys...

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (cvNl1)

185 Milady came in the room to say, I'll be back in a while. Going to go read my book.

What book? Still reading Booker T Washington.

Said she just got to where, after eighteen years building Tuskeegee, with no vacations, he was talked into traveling to Europe. As the ship left the dock, he said, he felt such a release - he slept sixteen hours a day the rest of the voyage.

A truly great American.

Posted by: mindful webworker - the human race at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (xdNUT)

186 @172

Kansas City Faggots ain't got nothing on NOAA when it come to fudging, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (mu7kg)

187 {{Alabama}}
Agreed

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (sd8p8)

188 You could always move to Florida, get a place at the Villages.

I've heard it's swinging.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:42 PM (4fSQf)

189 I may have lucked out with TGFS.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 17, 2021 09:40 PM (HaL55)


What are your thoughts on karma?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:42 PM (hOUT3)

190 DC is is almost 2000 away. Maybe we could all meet at grammie winger's place?

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:37 PM (dYrVA)

I'm in.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:42 PM (cvNl1)

191 Oxford commas are for the posh.
Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:38 PM

Why? The Great Comma Shortage ended decades ago.
Posted by: An Oxford Comma Devotee at July 17, 2021 09:40 PM (EughT)


We're Socialist now. No shortage is off the table

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:43 PM (sJHOI)

192 Gah, just got a text from pt cow-orker. Pic of the TX dems in DC who are vaccinated tested positive. She says oxymoron.

This is the dumb broad that raced to get the vax.

Comment, wouldn't be prudent. I will remain silent.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:43 PM (dYrVA)

193 Why? The Great Comma Shortage ended decades ago.
Posted by: An Oxford Comma Devotee


It's still controlled by big punctuation.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 09:43 PM (r1z5A)

194 @188

>>You could always move to Florida, get a place at the Villages. I've heard it's swinging.


Whatever you do, do not do a search for, Lemon Party.

I have I warned you because I care.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:43 PM (mu7kg)

195 My chances of meeting and building a real relationship with a woman are functionally zero.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider
----------
Just passed 21 years with my wife, we are very happy.

She is my 3rd wife and I am her 2nd husband. We raised 3 kids together, all from our previous marriages.

So no, not functionally zero.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 17, 2021 09:43 PM (5p7BC)

196 you should just go to the txmome there are 2 or 300 there anyway

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:44 PM (UAm+t)

197 Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (cvNl1)

IIRC, you had an inside track to a very nice venue that served the Horde well in times past!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:44 PM (hOUT3)

198 During glacial cooling periods water gets locked into the icecaps, causing drought and deserts worldwide to grow. During inter-glacial warming periods that water is unlocked and added to the hydrosphere, liquid and atmospheric.

They used to teach this stuff in 8th grade Earth Science class, instead of politics.

Posted by: davidt at July 17, 2021 09:44 PM (Nn1s4)

199 Trump's call was actually a Skype video conference call from Hell.

Posted by: Miklos understands at July 17, 2021 09:44 PM (QzkSJ)

200
I'll be 60 in the fall. My chances of finding a nice, working moron are nil.
Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (dYrVA)

_______

Working as in "has a job" or working as in "no ED"?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 17, 2021 09:44 PM (mht8P)

201 What’s Oxford?

Posted by: Socialism at July 17, 2021 09:44 PM (a84Xf)

202 Being single is a state of mind.

Learning to be single takes a bit of effort.

But you can be happy and be single. It's not a death sentence.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:44 PM (4fSQf)

203 What’s a comma?

Posted by: Communism at July 17, 2021 09:45 PM (a84Xf)

204 195 My chances of meeting and building a real relationship with a woman are functionally zero.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider
----------
Just passed 21 years with my wife, we are very happy.

She is my 3rd wife and I am her 2nd husband. We raised 3 kids together, all from our previous marriages.

So no, not functionally zero.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 17, 2021 09:43 PM (5p7BC)

It's in God's hands.

Posted by: Abraham & Sarah at July 17, 2021 09:45 PM (aA3+G)

205 IIRC, you had an inside track to a very nice venue that served the Horde well in times past

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:44 PM (hOUT3)

Touche. I have provided the venue for a few NoVaMoMees...

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:46 PM (cvNl1)

206 I'll be 60 in the fall. My chances of finding a nice, working moron are nil.
Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:29 PM (dYrVA)

62, but not working.... retired.

Comfortable, not rich.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 17, 2021 09:46 PM (oHd/0)

207 I would think that the benefit of 60 years wisdm and experience would give a guy a competitive advantage in dealing with the 30 somethings to 40 somethings

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:46 PM (UAm+t)

208 Brcc owners have repeatedly signaled that they are grifters that despise their unwoke clientele.

Evan Hafer financially supported and voted for Hillary - so he has never been a Trump fan, rather an enemy of Trump.

Their marketing team keeps reminding everyone that they don't care about their customers and BRCC will do whatever the hell they want to do. They have a schtick that separates them from Starbucks: they curse, exploit women and fire off guns. They are regular caricatures of the fly-over America demographic, its like they are Leftists who think this is how real America thinks and behaves.

I think with their desire to go public, they are going to be having East Coast money people taking over and completing the transformation into Wokeness in order to get in to the ESG money.

Treat them as the lying posers that they are.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 09:46 PM (ttCqp)

209 Hadrian, that made me laugh. What good is one without the other?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:46 PM (sd8p8)

210 She is my 3rd wife and I am her 2nd husband.



"You 'mind me of my third wife" is my most consistently successful pickup line.

Only been nut-kneed twice.

Posted by: Sweet Talkin' Miklos at July 17, 2021 09:47 PM (QzkSJ)

211 192 Gah, just got a text from pt cow-orker. Pic of the TX dems in DC who are vaccinated tested positive. She says oxymoron.

This is the dumb broad that raced to get the vax.

Comment, wouldn't be prudent. I will remain silent.
Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:43 PM (dYrVA)

I would point and laugh at her, but I'm an asshole like that.

Posted by: megthered at July 17, 2021 09:47 PM (YLNRu)

212 But you can be happy and be single. It's not a death sentence.
Posted by: Alabama


As I have stated, alone but not lonely.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 09:47 PM (r1z5A)

213 I really don't think Putin is all that impressive.

Posted by: TC at July 17, 2021 09:47 PM (dJiVp)

214 Happy-ish Saturday Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Never Promised a Rose Garden when You're Allergic to Roses Critic ... at July 17, 2021 09:47 PM (okV1R)

215 Nearsider, we will have to get her or board or just say she was volunteered.

****

This is beginning to sound like a Stephen King novel. Is grammie winger In Colorado?
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair

No, but I am. Western.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 09:47 PM (dYrVA)

216 Avoid match dot com.
Posted by: doomed

I think you get more honest responses at sugar daddies. Com

Posted by: Jean at July 17, 2021 09:47 PM (Xih1H)

217 they've estimated, since 1880, that the climate has gotten, 0.13 degrees warmer
---------
With a margin of error in their estimates of +/- 1 degree.

Kind of fun when the put the fallacy right there in the first sentence.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 17, 2021 09:48 PM (5p7BC)

218 And an apostrophe according to some smart ass.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 17, 2021 09:35 PM


Could it just be proof that your ONT fans parse and evaluate your Thread Closing phrases, clauses, and peregrinations as closely as your Saturday Morning Coffee Thread fans do?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 17, 2021 09:48 PM (DMUuz)

219 Hadrian, that made me laugh. What good is one without the other?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:46 PM (sd8p


A classic Hordian comment!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:48 PM (hOUT3)

220 What are your thoughts on karma?

I don't much believe in random chance or coincidence any more. How she just dropped out of the sky after all this time, at this time, befuddles me no end. I'm thankful.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 17, 2021 09:48 PM (HaL55)

221 This is beginning to sound like a Stephen King novel. Is grammie winger In Colorado?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 17, 2021 09:41 PM (a84Xf)

Wisconsin.

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 09:48 PM (c/+Rn)

222 But you can be happy and be single. It's not a death sentence.

Posted by: Alabama

I'm learning this. Choosing to be with your person is far, far different to needing to be with some person.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:48 PM (cvNl1)

223 Is it wrong that at my age I just want to have fun?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:49 PM (sd8p8)

224 Why? The Great Comma Shortage ended decades ago.
Posted by: An Oxford Comma Devotee

Snd mr vwls

Posted by: Miklos, on behalf of the Noble Srbian Ppl at July 17, 2021 09:49 PM (QzkSJ)

225 207

That's a fact. Heard exactly that, in so many words, from several women.

Posted by: doomed at July 17, 2021 09:49 PM (E8tbI)

226 if somebody wants to find a morn I would ask shibumi and bzo?

nobody even had a ide they were a thing until they were getting hitched.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:49 PM (UAm+t)

227 My chances of meeting and building a real relationship with a woman are functionally zero.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider

Dude, I pulled.it off

Posted by: Jean at July 17, 2021 09:50 PM (Xih1H)

228 it would seem this is a good time for horde dating advice.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:50 PM (UAm+t)

229 218 And an apostrophe according to some smart ass.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 17, 2021 09:35 PM

Could it just be proof that your ONT fans parse and evaluate your Thread Closing phrases, clauses, and peregrinations as closely as your Saturday Morning Coffee Thread fans do?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 17, 2021 09:48 PM (DMUuz)


Ahh a clever sock, my bad.

Posted by: Abraham & Sarah at July 17, 2021 09:50 PM (aA3+G)

230 I'm learning this. Choosing to be with your person is far, far different to needing to be with some person.
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:48 PM (cvNl1)


Well put. And confidence in ones self is attractive.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:50 PM (4fSQf)

231 they've estimated, since 1880, that the climate has gotten, 0.13 degrees warmer
---------
With a margin of error in their estimates of +/- 1 degree.

Kind of fun when the put the fallacy right there in the first sentence.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

Hopefully, we need a warmer, wetter world with abundant CO2

Posted by: Jean at July 17, 2021 09:51 PM (Xih1H)

232 Touche. I have provided the venue for a few NoVaMoMees...
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider

At a fencing studio?

Posted by: Miklos, en garde at July 17, 2021 09:51 PM (QzkSJ)

233 @217

Yeah, it's all bullshit.

They haven't even demonstrated that atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are the main driver of climate, nor have they annunciated what metric/goal we have to meet in order to achieve whatever fanciful target they've imagined in their head but not said out loud.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:51 PM (mu7kg)

234 Is it wrong that at my age I just want to have fun?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)


Well, you are a girl.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 09:51 PM (r1z5A)

235 Snd mr vwls
Posted by: Miklos, on b


in fairness I have been shppng for serb merch.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:51 PM (UAm+t)

236 Happy trails. Bacon, eggs, grits, and fresh tomatoes with coffee and...what....we're out of vodka? What the heck?

Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:52 PM (0OP+5)

237 Is it wrong that at my age I just want to have fun?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:49 PM (sd8p


Cyndi Lauper says 'no'

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 09:52 PM (sJHOI)

238 Horde dating advice....ohh oh!! I know this one!

Its the hot iron one, isn't it???

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (EiPf6)

239 it would seem this is a good time for horde dating advice.
Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:50 PM (UAm+t)


Dating Advice Rule #1: Anybody that suggests hot iron gets a night in the box!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (hOUT3)

240 At a fencing studio?

Posted by: Miklos, en garde at July 17, 2021 09:51 PM (QzkSJ)

Sadly, no, but I do have a savage parry four.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (cvNl1)

241 You could always move to Florida, get a place at the Villages. I've heard it's swinging.


Whatever you do, do not do a search for, Lemon Party.

I have I warned you because I care.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

*glare*

Posted by: 82 year old vixen jonesing for a Red Lobster Admiral's Feast at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (QzkSJ)

242 That lack of diversity in Luke's video tho.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (Oo9rt)

243 240, and they say there is no hive/horde mind...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (hOUT3)

244 Snd mr vwls
Posted by: Miklos, on behalf of the Noble Srbian Ppl

We gotchu.

Posted by: Hawaii at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (mf+Bs)

245 Random cool anecdote; i saw a coyote kit (pup?) Today. Not roadkill. Very cute, very good camoflauge.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (EiPf6)

246 Horde mind, all over the place.

Someone grab a mop.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:54 PM (4fSQf)

247 I am not as old as you guys, however, I am not exactly a teen.

however, the benefit of age and experience would be a hug benefit if I were trying to find a girl these days.

first, you are going to need a swot analysis.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:54 PM (UAm+t)

248 In 1950, a ten minute long distance call from New York to Chicago cost $3.95, or $44.53 in Jan2021 dollars

Posted by: AT and T at July 17, 2021 09:54 PM (EughT)

249 Dude, I pulled.it off
Posted by: Jean at July 17, 2021 09:50 PM (Xih1H)

Me, too.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at July 17, 2021 09:54 PM (UJR7Q)

250 off biblical sock

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 17, 2021 09:54 PM (aA3+G)

251 Hrothgar:

Shit. Posted too soon. Can i take my drinks to the box, at least?

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (EiPf6)

252 nor have they annunciated what metric/goal we have to meet in order to achieve whatever fanciful target they've imagined in their head

I've asked but never gotten an answer to the question:
"So what year's climate do you want to dial it back to?"

If AGW means that every action we take is unnatural and leads to worsening but never improving conditions, then what year is their perfect year so we can understand what exactly were the conditions.

Knowing these Malthusians, they will want to have a mass kill-off to achieve the same population level of their fanciful year of perfection.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (ttCqp)

253 Its the hot iron one, isn't it???

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at July 17, 2021 09:53 PM (EiPf6)

Isn't it always :-)

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (cvNl1)

254 Bacon, eggs, grits, and fresh tomatoes with coffee and...what....we're out of vodka? What the heck?
Posted by: Eromero at July 17, 2021 09:52 PM (0OP+5)


Surely, you have Bailey's for the coffee?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (hOUT3)

255 They haven't even demonstrated that atmospheric concentrations of CO2
----------
I thought there was experimental evidence a few years ago at CERN that gamma radiation controls cloud formation, which is the main driver of temperature variation.

I might have misunderstood whether that was proof or not. But I know they conducted the experiment.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (5p7BC)

256 215 I heard Obama set up his new headquarters in Las Vegas.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (p0TaU)

257 in fairness I have been shppng for serb merch.
Posted by: confederatefifth


FMCG?

*Fast Moving Consumable Gunstuff*

Posted by: Miklos, thinking logistics at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (QzkSJ)

258 Can i take my drinks to the box, at least?
Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (EiPf6)


It's late, I'll give you a pass, but ONLY for tonight!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 09:56 PM (hOUT3)

259 The problem is, my age and experience has made me very capable of identifying crazy women at ten yards.

And like some people attract mosquitoes no matter what they do, I'm a crazy woman bug zapper.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:56 PM (4fSQf)

260 Please, Mrs. Avery, I just gotta talk to her...

Posted by: klaftern at July 17, 2021 09:56 PM (r4sI4)

261 I don't believe I could ever date twins... I should be confronted with the unsolvable dilemma of which one to have first, such that in the end I would have neither...
Posted by: Zettai


"First"?

You're doing it wrong.

Posted by: mindful webworker - simultaneity is the key at July 17, 2021 09:56 PM (xdNUT)

262 FMCG?

*Fast Moving Consumable Gunstuff*
Posted by: M


things that start with a "Z" for $100.

and things that distribute "Fast Moving Consumable Gunstuff"

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 09:57 PM (UAm+t)

263 Knowing these Malthusians, they will want to have a mass kill-off to achieve the same population level of their fanciful year of perfection.
Posted by: Reuben Hick

But you should totally take the vaccine they're offering you, because they totes care about your health.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 17, 2021 09:57 PM (mf+Bs)

264 So how does that stopped game get logged in the infamous baseball stats?

"Stopped due to idiotic gunfire incident perpetrated by criminals with obviously illegally possessed firearms in a jurisdiction with hilariously unconstitutional draconian gun laws"

Just a suggestion.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 09:57 PM (OTzUX)

265 I have no dating advice to offer.

With the exception of a couple of weeks here or there, I've livid with a women for 40 years.

I met a girl when I was 18 and we just started living together, haven't stopped living together.

Don't intend to stop living together.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:57 PM (mu7kg)

266 I heard Obama set up his new headquarters in Las Vegas.
Posted by: callsign claymore


Vegas has a tenderloin district?

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 09:58 PM (r1z5A)

267 Evening, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Looks like I won't be going back to my local Irish pub for quite some time. Won't go into much detail except to say that I won't be having my usual Sunday Morning Book Thread hangover for as long as I can see.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 09:58 PM (2JVJo)

268 Remember the phone company commercial with the jingle "Dial onnnne plus the area code, if it's different from your own. Plus the number!"

Posted by: Oddbob at July 17, 2021 09:59 PM (nfrXX)

269 266 I heard Obama set up his new headquarters in Las Vegas.
Posted by: callsign claymore


Vegas has a tenderloin district?
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 09:58


They do now.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 09:59 PM (4fSQf)

270 Thomas Bender, you are a lucky man. Sometimes God has other plans.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:59 PM (sd8p8)

271 I heard Obama set up his new headquarters in Las Vegas.
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (p0TaU)

Obama should run for president of Haiti. He might even be less of a fuckup than the predecessors.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 09:59 PM (UJR7Q)

272 Ok gotta go do some cardio and get those gainzzzzz. Bbl.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at July 17, 2021 09:59 PM (EiPf6)

273 Snd mr vwls
Posted by: Miklos, on behalf of the Noble Srbian Ppl


"Gadsby" would have been a great sock for that comment.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 09:59 PM (2JVJo)

274 But you should totally take the vaccine they're offering you, because they totes care about your health.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable

Next they'll be putting flouride in the drinking water.

Posted by: Gen Jack D. Miklos-Ripper at July 17, 2021 10:00 PM (QzkSJ)

275 If I were in the market, I'd definitely be looking amongst the morons here for companionship. Fortunately for all involved, I expect at least another couple of decades outta Mr. Bassman. Plus, he's a great kisser!

Posted by: Emmie at July 17, 2021 10:00 PM (Hrwnm)

276 MPPP, nah, gotta show us some leg here. Make it up if you have to. Can't bring up a specific thing and then not let us know what happened. It's in the annotation to the revised AOSHQ bylaws that were adopted in 2013.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:00 PM (OTzUX)

277 if you are going to do anything you have to have a realistic appraisal of who and where your are.

fat or fit, handsome or ugly, rich or not, then start setting goals.

everybody here should have the wherewithl to find a mate or fuckbuddy /ette whatever.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:00 PM (UAm+t)

278 Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (ttCqp)

My (as yet unanswered) question has always been:

What is the correct temperature for a perfect earth?

Followed by "Where and at what time of year is that ideal temperature referenced?"

Followed by "What is your historical source data for the 70% of the earth that oid covered with water?"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 10:00 PM (hOUT3)

279 "Gadsby" would have been a great sock for that comment.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically P

"Gadsby" is always great.

Until he isn't.

Posted by: F. Scott Miklos at July 17, 2021 10:01 PM (QzkSJ)

280 Snd mr vwls
Posted by: Miklos, on behalf of the Noble Srbian Ppl


N cn d, nfrtntly

Posted by: Cymru Moronau at July 17, 2021 10:01 PM (DMUuz)

281 81 Local call. Heh.

I'm so old I remember when just calling out of state was $extra.
Posted by: mindful webworker - and the operator said forty cents more for the next three minutes... at July 17, 2021 09:14 PM (xdNUT)

I'm so old I get the joke that goes:

You're mother-in-law wants to talk to you 'in person!'

'In person? I don't even want to talk to her person-to-person'

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in California at July 17, 2021 10:01 PM (7SwmH)

282 Mp4, I bet it's an interesting story.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:01 PM (sd8p8)

283 If anybody is looking for a good plague zombie apocalyptic show crossed with Middle Ages Monarchy Korea then I highly recommend Kingdom. It's legit.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 17, 2021 10:02 PM (Oo9rt)

284 40 years is a long time to be livid with a woman, even if she deserves it. Would think it would eat into energy for workouts and be a distraction at the office.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:02 PM (OTzUX)

285 276 MPPP, nah, gotta show us some leg here. Make it up if you have to. Can't bring up a specific thing and then not let us know what happened. It's in the annotation to the revised AOSHQ bylaws that were adopted in 2013.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:00 PM (OTzUX)


Rules are rules

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 10:02 PM (4fSQf)

286 But you should totally take the vaccine they're offering you, because they totes care about your health.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable

Next they'll be putting flouride in the drinking water.


Duh... its to act as a catalyst with the chemtrails.
Do I really have to explain everything?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 10:02 PM (ttCqp)

287 Obama should run for president of Haiti. He might even be less of a fuckup than the predecessors.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Haitians might not be down with a dude married to a tranny.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 17, 2021 10:02 PM (mf+Bs)

288 257 Miklos, if you're still looking for letters of recommendation, I know a guy who can get you quality endorsements from top Supreme Court Justices -- John Jay, Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, even some top legal minds from Prussia.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 17, 2021 10:02 PM (p0TaU)

289 Sharon, I had a similar problem w/my HVAC. It was the 'thingy' that made the compressor start.

It cost $200.00.
Good luck.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (ezSUn)

290 "Gadsby" would have been a great sock for that comment.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 09:59 PM (2JVJo)


MPPP, my gd sr "Gdsby", I am disspntd!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (hOUT3)

291 So, how is everyone tonight.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (OU+8W)

292 Looks like I won't be going back to my local Irish pub for quite some time. Won't go into much detail except to say that I won't be having my usual Sunday Morning Book Thread hangover for as long as I can see.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 09:58 PM (2JVJo)
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Mask idiocy or political discussion gone horribly awry?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

293 @270

Yes, indeed.

Which is why I say I have no advice to offer, I can't explain why this happened the way it did other than, it was arranged by The Arranger.

And I thank him everyday for smiling on me.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (mu7kg)

294 Snd mr vwls
Posted by: Miklos, on behalf of the Noble Srbian Ppl

N cn d, nfrtntly
Posted by: Cymru Moronau


here

o a o uouae

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (UAm+t)

295 I'm happy alone, but sometimes . . .

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:04 PM (dYrVA)

296 N cn d, nfrtntly
Posted by: Cymru Moronau

Careful there.

Don't claim something's infurtant unless it's REALLY Infurtant.

Posted by: Miklos, linguistically cunning at July 17, 2021 10:04 PM (QzkSJ)

297 Who does cardio at 11 pm? Or was tha a euphemism?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:04 PM (sd8p8)

298 I'm happy alone, but sometimes . . .

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:04 PM (dYrVA

And that's the rub, isn't it? It's the sometimes...

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:05 PM (cvNl1)

299 "I'm happy alone, but sometimes . . ." I wish they still sold those vibrating bras featured in the last post ..... ?

(kind of a mad-lib thing here)

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:05 PM (OTzUX)

300 o a o uouae
Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (UAm+t)

Loose vowels? Try a shot of laudanum.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 10:05 PM (UJR7Q)

301 here

o a o uouae
Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (UAm+t


Wll, smne s rch nd wllng t flnt t.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 10:06 PM (4fSQf)

302 223 Is it wrong that at my age I just want to have fun?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 09:49 PM (sd8p


Let me write a reco here. I first met Sharon at one of the Trump rallies. And THEORETICALLY she might have been at the Capitol on January 6 if saying such a thing wouldn't get one jailed. But in theory, she's the sort of person who would have gone to such a thing. And she's got gubs. As in plural. And she's a really nice lady and an ette and I have had dinner with her 3 times I think! Not dates, obviously, as sra blaster has been there each time. But, anyway, if you are in the DC area and a decent sort (so the caveat here is there are at least a handful of DC area morons who would be really peeved if you weren't).

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:06 PM (4q7lA)

303 Don't intend to stop living together.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 09:57 PM (mu7kg)


Good on you, and do not change a thing, you are blessed beyond belief!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 10:06 PM (hOUT3)

304 Used to play hockey at 11PM. Regularly. Yes, at 1AM I was far more awake than I had been most of the day. Made for rather zombie-ish days at work the next day.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:06 PM (OTzUX)

305
297 Who does cardio at 11 pm? Or was tha a euphemism?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:04 PM (sd8p


If it wasn't before, it is now.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 10:06 PM (4fSQf)

306 Yes, Dr. Washington. That's the rub.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:06 PM (dYrVA)

307 if you're still looking for letters of recommendation, I know a guy who can get you quality endorsements from top Supreme Court Justices -- John Jay, Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, even some top legal minds from Prussia.
Posted by: callsign claymore

Cool!

I should send Amazon Gift Cards, rite?

Posted by: Miklos, despite having his own freakin' University at July 17, 2021 10:07 PM (QzkSJ)

308 So, how is everyone tonight.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 17, 2021 10:03 PM (OU+8W)


W b fne!
Hw r y?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 10:07 PM (hOUT3)

309 Looks like I won't be going back to my local Irish pub for quite some time.

Antifa burned it down, huh?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 10:07 PM (ttCqp)

310 @284

>>40 years is a long time to be livid..


40 years of good home cooking will give you fat fingers that will cause you to hit a d instead of g.

Damn, this food, damn it straight to hell!!!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 17, 2021 10:07 PM (mu7kg)

311 Miklos, if you're still looking for letters of recommendation, I know a guy who can get you quality endorsements from top Supreme Court Justices -- John Jay, Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, even some top legal minds from Prussia.
Posted by: callsign claymor

Can you get me one from Sir William Blackstone?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 17, 2021 10:08 PM (mf+Bs)

312 {{{Blaster}}

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:08 PM (sd8p8)

313 Used to play hockey at 11PM. Regularly. Yes, at 1AM I was far more awake than I had been most of the day. Made for rather zombie-ish days at work the next day.

Posted by: rhomboid


When the Canadians started that midnight hockey program, crime rates plunged.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 10:08 PM (r1z5A)

314 Yes, Dr. Washington. That's the rub.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:06 PM (dYrVA)

You can click my link if you just want some company.

That goes for most of you crazy kids. I know how dark we can get with ourselves. Reach out if you need to.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:08 PM (cvNl1)

315 Also {{{sra Blaster}}} You r wife should be an "ette.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:09 PM (sd8p8)

316 182 I'll be 60 in the fall. My chances of finding a nice, working moron are nil.

Never mind. You said nice.

Posted by: t-bird at July 17, 2021 10:09 PM (AytXr)

317 Who does cardio at 11 pm? Or was tha a euphemism?


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:04 PM (sd8p

I'm naturally a night owl; in college I would often go to the dorm's gym at 2 in the morning.

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 10:09 PM (c/+Rn)

318 315 Also {{{sra Blaster}}} You r wife should be an "ette.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:09 PM (sd8p


Oddly enough the blog isn't her venue but she loves people IRL

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:10 PM (4q7lA)

319 Used to play hockey at 11PM. Regularly. Yes, at 1AM I was far more awake than I had been most of the day. Made for rather zombie-ish days at work the next day.

Posted by: rhomboid

Beer league plays uber late here, too.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:10 PM (cvNl1)

320 Next weekend's MoMe sounds great. I hope everyone has a great time. Some day I'll attend one, but that day is, like, way out there and stuff. Besides, I'd scare the children. And I'd scare the adults, too, but they'd be like "I ain't scared" and stuff so I'm not concerned about them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 17, 2021 10:10 PM (OU+8W)

321 The Villages do their best cardio after 11 pm

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 10:10 PM (sJHOI)

322 When the Canadians started that midnight hockey program, crime rates plunged.
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp

Tim Horton's was behind that.

Made out like bandits.

Posted by: Miklos, Honorary Hoser at July 17, 2021 10:10 PM (QzkSJ)

323 Sharon, I had a similar problem w/my HVAC. It was the 'thingy' that made the compressor start.

It cost $200.00.
Good luck.


Five bucks at Amazon, or twenty minutes work after midnight if borrowing your neighbors.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 10:10 PM (ttCqp)

324 Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:00 PM (OTzUX)

Got hammered last Saturday, lost balance and fell down in front of people who, I found out today, were from the Licensing Committee. Went in and, after my first, was told by the bartender (who apologized) that she now had orders to cut me off after six beers. So I paid for the one and went home, feeling angry and embarrassed at myself.

And, since I don't care to subject myself to any sneering lectures from the bar owner or manager, am just going to stay away. Frankly, the only thing they'll miss is my money, so. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 10:11 PM (2JVJo)

325 Sharon, im on the west coast.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at July 17, 2021 10:12 PM (EiPf6)

326 t-bird, nice person, not always nice.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:12 PM (dYrVA)

327 Adult rec hockey is typically at late hours. There were even *12:45AM* games, during summer league. Kind of adds to the cult feeling, overall.

Waaay back then there was a great little column in the New Yorker (back when it was actually very good). NYC guy who played rec league wrote it. Every bit of it rang true. Best part - he wrote you could always tell when the girlfriends became wives - because you never saw them at games again. Absolutely effing accurate. Read it to the locker room and everyone roared.

I recall some Mondays in the fall were, well, long days. Language class at FSI at 7AM. Full day of work. Language class at another place from 6-9PM. Then, a game at 11:45. I remember laughing to myself as I drove home from the game - "well, I got every bit I could out of THIS day".

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:12 PM (OTzUX)

328 314 no workie.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:13 PM (dYrVA)

329 Four people were shot outside the stadium at the game.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 10:14 PM (4fSQf)

330 Meanwhile - I wasn't really expecting the BRCC guys to be that dumb. And yet, there they are.

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:14 PM (4q7lA)

331 I use Oxymoron detergent for vibrant colors but mostly for whiter whites.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 17, 2021 10:14 PM (63Dwl)

332 314 no workie.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:13 PM (dYrVA)

WashingtonNearsider at the gee place

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:15 PM (cvNl1)

333 MPPP, sorry to hear that. Seems to me you could still have a time doing 6 beers at the place, then repairing to your own abode for more, if desired. Just a thought.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:15 PM (OTzUX)

334 Four people were shot outside the stadium at the game.
Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 10:14 PM (4fSQf)


Clearly, they were insurrectionists trying desperately to discredit the many achievements of Team BiDung!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 10:15 PM (hOUT3)

335 Washington Nearsider, this *was* in your AO. Lived in DC at the time.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:15 PM (OTzUX)

336 Four people were shot outside the stadium at the game.
Posted by: Alabama


That should help attendance.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 10:16 PM (r1z5A)

337 In a few hours sra blaster and I are taking the girls to St. Croix. Taking 15 year old girls to a Caribbean Island.

Well, this will be fun!

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:16 PM (4q7lA)

338 MP4, it's not my place, but maybe enjoy your six, then head somewhere else for a good scotch?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:16 PM (cvNl1)

339 Meanwhile - I wasn't really expecting the BRCC guys to be that dumb. And yet, there they are.

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:14 PM (4q7lA)


Stupidity boundaries do not seem to be a "concept" for the truly woke!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 10:17 PM (hOUT3)

340 Washington Nearsider, this *was* in your AO. Lived in DC at the time.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:15 PM (OTzUX)

I'm familiar. I'm certain I've played at the rink in question. As a goalie, even if I'm not on a particular team, I get asked to sub all over the area.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:17 PM (cvNl1)

341 Stupidity boundaries do not seem to be a "concept" for the truly woke!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ hOUT3 at July 17, 2021 10:17 PM (hOUT3)


What's that they say? Difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits?

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:18 PM (4q7lA)

342 Any Hordelings here from the Champaign Illinois area? I'll be there next weekend with lots of time on my hands. Would be nice to meet up with a moron or 2 for lunch or dinner or adult beverages.

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 10:18 PM (mZUr4)

343 Haven't even been to DC since they built that stadium. Southwest used to be kind of odd, but not a war zone - like a lot of Northeast, and all of SE beyond about 8th Street on the Hill.

Haven't been in contact with the likely suspects here lately, but waiting patiently for someone to chirp "hey how about those Padres!!!!" so I can give them a blank, hamster-like look.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:18 PM (OTzUX)

344 Meanwhile - I wasn't really expecting the BRCC guys to be that dumb. And yet, there they are.


I know that this is a bit early for the Book Thread, but there is a great little book titled "From Barbarians to Bureaucrats" that walk through the stages of a kitchen table company to something like Boeing.

BRCC is trying to make the transition from Entrepreneur to Professionally Managed. Their idiot founder shot his mouth off because he is not a professional, and the "co-ceo" is the one left cleaning up the mess.

I never bought their overpriced product because I know grift when I see it, but someone in another forum said that recently they recently removed the silhouette of a rifle from the packaging.

This leads me to think that they are going after ESG money and the company is going to be making a transition.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 10:19 PM (ttCqp)

345 Black Rifle Coffee is now being supported by cuck Erick Erickson. No doubt David French and Bill Kristol will support it next.

Black Rifle Coffee good to the last cuck.

Posted by: rcocean at July 17, 2021 10:20 PM (evE25)

346 Ah. Goalies never pay. And get *lots* of calls. I used to run a pick-up practice and you never wanted a goalie list of fewer than 20. That, plus at least one 95%er goalie, and things usually worked out OK.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:20 PM (OTzUX)

347 They put Nats park in Anacostia to make the neighborhood better. And it worked. Pour a billion dollars or so into an area, it gets a little nicer.

But its DC. They put out the word that they really aren't into like policing or anything. And strangely, crime has gone nuts.

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:20 PM (4q7lA)

348 Food scam - Now 40% more! (small print - than our other size that is smaller)

Posted by: Jimco Industries at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (buTO7)

349 MP4, it's not my place, but maybe enjoy your six, then head somewhere else for a good scotch?

I thought of that. The problem is that this happened before a big event that the owners are helping to sponsor, so I am sure if either of them came in I would get a nasty lecture about what a bad position I put them in and how it makes them look like they can't control customers and so on.

It's easier not to go. As I said, I'm pissed at myself more than anything else.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (2JVJo)

350 Blaster, have a great time! I started taking my boys to Cozumel when they were teens. They loved it. When the oldest turned 18, the staff at the hotel where we alwasy stayed took him out for a night on the town. The younger one got married there. Might be different for girls.....

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (sd8p8)

351 Got hammered last Saturday, lost balance and fell down in front of people who,

Same problem years ago, but it was a Sunday not Saturday, and was at church...

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (ttCqp)

352 What's "ESG"?

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (OTzUX)

353 Anyway, no one else to vent to, so apologies, Horde.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (2JVJo)

354 This leads me to think that they are going after ESG money and the company is going to be making a transition.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 10:19 PM (ttCqp)


As I understand it they have taken PE money and that has certainly informed their wokeness.

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:22 PM (4q7lA)

355
This leads me to think that they are going after ESG money and the company is going to be making a transition.
Posted by: Reuben Hick


Everybody's doin' it. Doin' it. Doin' it

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 17, 2021 10:22 PM (63Dwl)

356 They put Nats park in Anacostia to make the neighborhood better. And it worked. Pour a billion dollars or so into an area, it gets a little nicer.

But its DC. They put out the word that they really aren't into like policing or anything. And strangely, crime has gone nuts.
Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:20 PM (4q7lA)


Just come up the road a bit to Camden Yards. Better ballpark and more murders!

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 10:22 PM (mZUr4)

357 That, plus at least one 95%er goalie, and things usually worked out OK.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:20 PM (OTzUX)

I generally keep my save percentage above .900, but more than that is rare.

Still get calls though. A sorta decent goalie is better than no goalie, I guess.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:22 PM (cvNl1)

358 Anacostia? Thought it was in Southwest? Where previously there was nothing except the DC motor inspection station, and that theater (forget the name).

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (OTzUX)

359

https://esg.org/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (63Dwl)

360 I just checked, and BRCC still has gunz in their package designs.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

361 ...gamma radiation controls cloud formation, which is the main driver of temperature variation....
Posted by: Dave in Fla


Naw. Gamma radiation causes Hulks.

Take this with a shaker of salt: I learned in Geology class in HS & college, last millennium, that the main ice age cycle is about 25,000 years, cold to warm to cold. According to those hard-to-argue-with geologic strata.

In recent years, I learned from Professor Internet, that cosmic rays (which the Fantastic Four got their powers from) are the main driver of cloud formation. Our sun produces cosmic rays and has its effect, but our solar system also cycles near a big cluster of stars, about every 25,000 years. Coinkydink? I think knot.

Also we are about half-way through the cycle, heading back to the ice side. But, all we have to do is change the orbit of the solar system in the galaxy. EZ PZ.

Posted by: mindful webworker - comic radiation at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (xdNUT)

362 -I, sincerely, would never choose for a woman I cared about to be stuck growing old with me. I would much rather see her find someone who could give her a happy life.

Posted by: irright at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (BB7pQ)

363 Ok, Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo. Y'all don't burn the place down, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (HaL55)

364 Food scam - Now 40% more! (small print - than our other size that is smaller)
Posted by: Jimco Industries


Well, God bless Micky Ds, their cherry pie does indeed contain A cherry.

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (r1z5A)

365 OK, now another one. What's "PE money"?

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:24 PM (OTzUX)

366 As I said, I'm pissed at myself more than anything else.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (2JVJo)

That sounds frustrating. I'm still trying to find a bar to become a regular in.

Maybe give it a week or two, let the event pass, then just head back in?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:24 PM (cvNl1)

367 Think I will hit the hay. Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:24 PM (dYrVA)

368 Nearsider, I meant 95% attendance, a regular, who was always gonna be there unless he told you in advance otherwise. With one of those, it was rare to have to scramble at the last minute to plug a gap. And the ridiculous, childish peevish whining of adults when there's only one goalie was something to behold.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:25 PM (OTzUX)

369 Might be different for girls.....

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (sd8p


You asked for it!
https://youtu.be/n34s98WpwJg

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 10:25 PM (mZUr4)

370 Think I will hit the hay. Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 10:24 PM (dYrVA)

Nite. My offer stands if you choose.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:26 PM (cvNl1)

371 Anyway, no one else to vent to, so apologies, Horde.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect

Someone drunk in an Irish bar?

These are truly the End Times.

Posted by: Miklos O'Miklos, reasonably entertaining drunk at July 17, 2021 10:26 PM (QzkSJ)

372 358 Anacostia? Thought it was in Southwest? Where previously there was nothing except the DC motor inspection station, and that theater (forget the name).
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (OTzUX)


Southeast. And ON the Anacostia, not technically IN Anacostia, as that is east of the river, and the park is on the west side of it, more properly Navy Yard.

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:26 PM (4q7lA)

373 And the ridiculous, childish peevish whining of adults when there's only one goalie was something to behold.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17,

Can. Confirm.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, single and SuperStraight at July 17, 2021 10:26 PM (cvNl1)

374
IL-76 makes a leisurely takeoff in Australia

https://youtu.be/JemlhkWUzfo

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 17, 2021 10:27 PM (mht8P)

375 Bertram, Oxymoron detergent is the best.

It whitens your colors and colors your whites!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

376 You asked for it!
https://youtu.be/n34s98WpwJg
Posted by: Doof

When Doof's around, you gotta Look Sharp

Posted by: Miklos, steppin' out at July 17, 2021 10:27 PM (QzkSJ)

377 Anyway, no one else to vent to, so apologies, Horde.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (2JVJo)

No apologies necessary, MP4 -- we're here for ya!!

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 10:29 PM (mZUr4)

378 When Doof's around, you gotta Look Sharp
Posted by: Miklos, steppin' out at July 17, 2021 10:27 PM (QzkSJ)

You have completed the Joe Jackson trifecta!

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 10:30 PM (mZUr4)

379 307 Hey, I run a legit business here!

Lookit, I look out for my friends. And maybe down the road, those friends donate to my pal Anthony's research lab in Wuhan.

You know, curing bat diseases and stuff.

Nothing sadder than a sick bat.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 17, 2021 10:30 PM (p0TaU)

380 As I understand it they have taken PE money and that has certainly informed their wokeness.
Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:22 PM (4q7lA)

A couple of observations:

First. Seems to me there will be a ready market for T-shirts mocking BRCC. Maybe with an image of a limp dick?

Second: Someone needs to start a "Red Rifle Coffee Company" with a red silhouette of an AK47. "The Reds made great rifles, but they never had enough coffee, because Communism sucks. We make great coffee because we aren't Woke Fools."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 10:31 PM (UJR7Q)

381 Thanks blaster. Well yeah, back in my day Navy Yard was not anything like, say, Bird Rock in San Diego or Rodeo Drive in LA. Think I played tennis there once, of course checked out the Long Lance torpedo on display, that was about it.

Will repeat one. Back then (late 80s), height of the crack warz under the leadership of Mayor Barely, there was a pioneering bar/comedy club down at about (?) 10th and Penn Ave SE on the Hill. Anyway, their main comic had a good line.

"Directions to get here are very easy. Drive past the Capitol, on Pennsylvania Ave., until you get REAL scared. Then, look right, here we are."

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:31 PM (OTzUX)

382 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at July 17, 2021 10:32 PM (N6Gqp)

383 Four people were shot outside the stadium at the game.

Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 10:14 PM (4fSQf)

MPD is saying three, although the media is saying four. It was a shootout between occupants of two vehicles on South Capitol Street and they kept going. One of the cars has been found. A female who had been attending the game and was outside the stadium was caught in the crossfire.


Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 10:32 PM (c/+Rn)

384 Two pairs of twins marry each other? Sounds tailor made for an updated doublemint bim commercial.

Posted by: 496 at July 17, 2021 10:33 PM (U1eOr)

385

One factor in increased flooding is increases in paved area. Water that used to soak into the ground runs off pavement instead This is an issue in much of the world.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 17, 2021 10:33 PM (2iDSr)

386 Got hammered last Saturday, lost balance and fell down in front of people who,

Same problem years ago, but it was a Sunday not Saturday, and was at church...
Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 17, 2021 10:21 PM (ttCqp)


Shane MacGowan could write a song about you

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 10:33 PM (sJHOI)

387 Food scam - Now 40% more! (small print - than our other size that is smaller)
Posted by: Jimco Industries


Well, God bless Micky Ds, their cherry pie does indeed contain A cherry.
Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 10:23 PM (r1z5A)

Some of those food scams might just be poor quality control. Like the muffin with the single raisin, or cookies with one chip. Maybe the supply of chips ran out, but the dough machine kept spewing out cookies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 10:34 PM (UJR7Q)

388 So I didn't have any internet last night. And without internet didn't have anyway to contact my provider.

They no longer have a phone number. I have an app now and can messenger them (or Twitter if I did that).
Sigh.

It felt very strange not to be lurking. I'm sure you noticed. :-) haha

Posted by: Iris at July 17, 2021 10:34 PM (6lKe4)

389 Has a baseball game ever been stopped for gunfire before?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:34 PM (sd8p8)

390

www.investopedia.com/terms/p/privateequity.asp

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 17, 2021 10:35 PM (63Dwl)

391 Sharon: just that one time when Billy Martin got REALLY drunk...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:35 PM (L2ZTs)

392 311 That depends. How do you feel about generously donating to help give sick, scared bats healing and hope? (See 379)

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 17, 2021 10:35 PM (p0TaU)

393 MP4 (((((Big Hug)))))
And now you know my deep dark fears about hanging out in a bar.

Posted by: Iris at July 17, 2021 10:35 PM (6lKe4)

394 So I didn't have any internet last night. And without internet didn't have anyway to contact my provider.

They no longer have a phone number. I have an app now and can messenger them (or Twitter if I did that).
Sigh.

It felt very strange not to be lurking. I'm sure you noticed. :-) haha
Posted by: I


when we had nextel we had some issues with their service , when we called the tech guys, they billed us for the time and when we called the payments department fo dispute the charge, they biilled us again.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:35 PM (UAm+t)

395 Has a baseball game ever been stopped for gunfire before?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:34 PM (sd8p


"My bad! Too many pre-game refried beans."
- Tommy Lasorda

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

396 It felt very strange not to be lurking. I'm sure you noticed. :-) haha
Posted by: Iris at July 17, 2021 10:34 PM (6lKe4)

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Indeed.

What were you wearing?

Posted by: Bob Filner, Graduate, Encounter Groups of Cleveland at July 17, 2021 10:36 PM (N6Gqp)

397 Has a baseball game ever been stopped for gunfire before?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:34 PM (sd8p


Wasn't that a plot line in Naked Gun involving Reggie Jackson and the queen??

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 10:37 PM (mZUr4)

398 They put Nats park in Anacostia to make the
neighborhood better. And it worked. Pour a billion dollars or so into
an area, it gets a little nicer.



But its DC. They put out the word that they really aren't into like
policing or anything. And strangely, crime has gone nuts.

Posted by: blaster at July 17, 2021 10:20 PM (4q7lA)

It's not in Anacostia. While it's in SE DC because it's on the SE side of South Capitol Street it's in the area commonly known as the Navy Yard. The area of DC known as Anacostia is across the Anacostia River from the ballpark.

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 10:37 PM (c/+Rn)

399 {{Iris}} Glad we got together for dinner last night. When I checked my stats on the phone it turned out I did 5 miles yesterday in all that heat. Not sonder I was beat.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:37 PM (sd8p8)

400 Infidel: saw your notes above about being lonely sometimes.

I REALLY wish we lived closer to each other...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)

401 Professional management will put you out of bidness faster than you can say professional management.

I don't think you can avoid woke these days, which means the product just doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter.

Posted by: klaftern at July 17, 2021 10:38 PM (r4sI4)

402 In a way, the game was stopped by White Supremacy and Systemic Racism - isn't that obvious?

I'll very very disappointed if the wealthy cretins who play this kids' game don't come out with heartfelt statements drenched in solidarity and ally-ship*.

And would it be asking too much for a huge BLM logo replacing all the team logos on the jerseys? And FFS, play the Black National Anthem.

* not sure, think this is one of the stupid made-up terms used by the illiterate racist garbage that staff the Rassismusgleichschaltung operations now befouling the country's institutions

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:38 PM (OTzUX)

403 there's worse things than being lonely

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 10:38 PM (sJHOI)

404 y: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:35 PM (UAm+t)

Well that stinks. I got a refund and one for an upcoming maintenance outage 1am to 6am Monday.

And they called me a "valued customer". Which is funny because they do everything they can to NOT speak to me with a person.

Posted by: Iris at July 17, 2021 10:39 PM (6lKe4)

405 klaftern, all the venture capitalists are super-woke.
Explains why EVERY fucking new company has to toe the line.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:39 PM (L2ZTs)

406 382 Bless you Sheriff Bart - you'd be run out of Hollywood today.....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in California at July 17, 2021 10:39 PM (7SwmH)

407 ghost, true. I still get sick of it though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:39 PM (L2ZTs)

408 there's worse things than being lonely
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 10:38 PM (sJHOI)

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Yep. You can be fat and lonely.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 10:39 PM (N6Gqp)

409 there's worse things than being lonely
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah

Being lonely in Philadelphia?

Posted by: W. C. "Miklos" Fields at July 17, 2021 10:40 PM (QzkSJ)

410 Yep. You can be fat and lonely.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 10:39 PM (N6Gqp)


*runs away crying*

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

411
And they called me a "valued customer". Which is funny because they do everything they can to NOT speak to me with a person.
Posted by: I


Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:40 PM (UAm+t)

412 {{{Sharon}} me too! Hydrate! :-)

Posted by: Iris at July 17, 2021 10:40 PM (6lKe4)

413 384 Two pairs of twins marry each other? Sounds tailor made for an updated doublemint bim commercial.
Posted by: 496 at July 17, 2021 10:33 PM (U1eOr)

1) I'm glad I'm not the only one who has trouble with the keyboard

2) A coworker who was a twin confided that when they were teens - if one had a date and didn't feel like going out -they'd substitute......

3) Made a mental note to never date a twin if I ever became single again

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in California at July 17, 2021 10:41 PM (7SwmH)

414 being lonely outside a baseball game in DC on a Sat night

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 10:41 PM (sJHOI)

415 Yep. You can be fat and lonely.
Posted by: Cicero



that was funny, nearly wasted good scotch


Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:41 PM (UAm+t)

416 Thank you, Iris.

The funny thing is I wasn't alone. I was having a grand time with a friend of mine when I just lost my balance and hit the floor. And of course, it would be that night that the alcohol board was in the house.

I'll be curious if anyone gets in touch after a few weeks and asks why I haven't been around. I suppose this means cutting down, since I don't like drinking at home. I never have.

Anyway, I suppose I should take a shower and go t bed. I've been up since 3 am.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 10:41 PM (2JVJo)

417 My two cousins got together for a drinking session at one of thier homes. The host passed out and the other ignoramus got on his landline, talking on a 900-sex line - for HOURS and HOURS.

Yeah, host cousin crapped a load when he got the phone bill, all $700 of it in 2002 dollars.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 17, 2021 10:41 PM (n/szn)

418 there's worse things than being lonely
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 17, 2021 10:38 PM (sJHOI)
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Yep. You can be fat and lonely.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 10:39 PM (N6Gqp)


And ugly.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 10:42 PM (2JVJo)

419 Middle School through High School we had two sets of twins at my school. I had a crush on all four - and could tell them apart. Of course, I did NOT tell the teacher when one swapped into one of my classes.

Posted by: Iris at July 17, 2021 10:42 PM (6lKe4)

420 Two pairs of twins marry each other? Sounds tailor made for an updated doublemint bim commercial.
Posted by: 496 at July 17, 2021 10:33 PM (U1eOr)

1) I'm glad I'm not the only one who has trouble with the keyboard

2) A coworker who was a twin confided that when they were teens - if one had a date and didn't feel like going out -they'd substitute......

3) Made a mental note to never date a twin if I ever became single again
Posted by: A


that has to be unpleasant when they are not the same sex

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 10:42 PM (UAm+t)

421 Yeah, host cousin crapped a load when he got the phone bill, all $700 of it in 2002 dollars.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom!


Hope at least he got the Complimentary Moldovan Citizenship.

Posted by: Miklosdolvan at July 17, 2021 10:43 PM (QzkSJ)

422 rhomboid- I bailed out last night. Where do you stand on your review of the Sicily campaign? Any interesting tidbits? Who were the American generals there? For some reason I wanna say Patton, but I'm probably mistaken. Montgomery for the Brits?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 10:44 PM (Xwt96)

423 Well, I have reason to be pissed off tonight. Had a guy visit here a few weeks ago, who expressed interest in a couple of cars I have. I gave prices, and agreed they were in the ballpark, and he said he might have some buyer. Dude is a hot rod builder kind of like the TV guys, but on a much smaller scale. I have been to his shop, and he has some interesting stuff, too.

So....this afternoon, I get a call from a friend, and he asks, "What did you get for the Mustang and the Studebaker?" Me, "Nothing yet. There's a guy dickering on them." Him, "well, they were up on Fecesbook Maggotplace for $4900 and $700, or thereabouts." Me, "You sure they are my cars?" "Yep, your yard is very recognizable in the pics. But the ads have now been taken down." Which seems to be the case. I searched their car ads from my computer here, and didn't see my cars.

I'm not out any money, and still have the cars. I don't even mind if a guy buys them cheap from, and then turns around and flips them. But trying to sell shit you don't even own is a little shifty, if you ask me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 10:45 PM (UJR7Q)

424 Hope at least he got the Complimentary Moldovan Citizenship.

***

I'm not in the habit of granting muldoonian citizenship to just anyone...

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 10:45 PM (Xwt96)

425 1) I'm glad I'm not the only one who has trouble with the keyboard



2) A coworker who was a twin confided that when they were teens - if
one had a date and didn't feel like going out -they'd substitute......



3) Made a mental note to never date a twin if I ever became single again

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in California at July 17, 2021 10:41 PM (7SwmH)

Date a fraternal twin, then. I know anyone my twin sister dated would know right quick if she substituted me in, unless the guy was a dumb as a rock.

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 10:45 PM (c/+Rn)

426 Who were the American generals there? For some reason I wanna say Patton, but I'm probably mistaken. Montgomery for the Brits?
Posted by: Muldoon

Mark Clark was arguably the worst US general of WWII, if one excludes the forgotten Fredendall.

Posted by: Miklosian History Opinions LLC at July 17, 2021 10:45 PM (QzkSJ)

427 Since I've never traveled west of the Mississippi, except to the west coast on business, I've never camped at or seen most of those parks. I have stayed at three, Natural Bridge, Acadia, and Seneca.

Not sure why the NC Pisgah spot is referred to as 'close to Charlotte', it ain't, by a fur piece.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2021 10:46 PM (UMXod)

428 ""Nobody knows us like we know each other, and we always the other's back. We have a deep connection and have experienced all our large milestones together."

They're pretty much saying they get freaky, here.

Posted by: somedood at July 17, 2021 10:46 PM (DS/kF)

429 *Emergency drop of crates of vowels into the ONT*

Posted by: Haaawaaiiiaaan - with vowels to spare at July 17, 2021 10:47 PM (xdNUT)

430 But trying to sell shit you don't even own is a little shifty, if you ask me.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 10:45 PM (UJR7Q)


Even if it's Gamestop stock??

Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 10:47 PM (mZUr4)

431
I'm not out any money, and still have the cars. I don't even mind if a guy buys them cheap from, and then turns around and flips them. But trying to sell shit you don't even own is a little shifty, if you ask me.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


That's really the "just in time" system!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 17, 2021 10:47 PM (63Dwl)

432 Mark Clark was arguably the worst US general of WWII, if one excludes the forgotten Fredendall.
Posted by: Miklosian History Opinions LLC
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*cough* Stilwell *cough*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2021 10:47 PM (Lt1JN)

433 I'm not out any money, and still have the cars. I don't even mind if a guy buys them cheap from, and then turns around and flips them. But trying to sell shit you don't even own is a little shifty, if you ask me.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 10:45 PM (UJR7Q)

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Bro, do you even do arbitrage?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 10:48 PM (N6Gqp)

434 425 These were same-sex twins and my coworker was quite fetching even for being a 40-something Mom of 3 boys....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in California at July 17, 2021 10:48 PM (7SwmH)

435 AOP, when I was selling real estate, there were scam artists that would take the listings, find who the owner was through public records and advertise the properties for sale or ent. I wouldhave people show up at open houses saying they'd talked to the owner about renting the place. People are so dumb they would send deposits. One time, a woman showed up and said the owners were missionaries in Africa and she had sent them a deposit and her social security number.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 10:48 PM (sd8p8)

436 And they called me a "valued customer". Which is funny because they do everything they can to NOT speak to me with a person.

Posted by: Iris at July 17, 2021 10:39 PM (6lKe4)

Friend of mine pointed out that computer technology has allowed almost all companies and establishments to effectively make you part of their staff by forcing you to wade through endless menus and option trees in the hope that you might finally get to a real person that can solve the problem in seconds while they lay off the one knowledgeable secretary/specialist that knows how to do things!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 17, 2021 10:49 PM (hOUT3)

437 Not sure why the NC Pisgah spot is referred to as 'close to Charlotte', it ain't, by a fur piece.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Heck, Pisgah is clear the other side of Mayberry!

Posted by: Miklos, practicing his whistling at July 17, 2021 10:49 PM (QzkSJ)

438 Even if it's Gamestop stock??

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Heh. The Masters of the Universe all turned out to be pigeons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 10:49 PM (N6Gqp)

439
Not sure why the NC Pisgah spot is referred to as 'close to Charlotte', it ain't, by a fur piece.
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I noticed the same thing. Also, I hate these stories, most of my favorite campgrounds have been over run with new people in the last 2 years. Oh well, things change. Staying at a childhood favorite this week and it's mostly unchanged.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 17, 2021 10:49 PM (Sze05)

440 *cough* Stilwell *cough*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2021 10:47 PM (Lt1JN)

The little fat kid from "A League of Their Own?"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, (x8Wzq) Unassuming Gentleman at July 17, 2021 10:49 PM (x8Wzq)

441 Even if it's Gamestop stock??
Posted by: Doof at July 17, 2021 10:47 PM (mZUr4)

Heh. To my mind, short selling is essentially fraud.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 10:50 PM (UJR7Q)

442 I was telling someone how uncomfortable it is to ride in a C130, and suddenly wondered what the difference was to be a sardine in the army or a sardine flying commercial.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 17, 2021 10:50 PM (ybIRR)

443 Muldoon, finished that book I reco'd to you.

Overall commander - Ike. Under him, the service commanders were all British - Alexander, Tedder, Cunningham. For forces in action, Montgomery and Patton.

Tidbits. Interesting incident early on, where US paratroopers and crews of the only Tiger tank unit on the island had an impromptu truce and wine-drinking session in a farmhouse (!). Also, an ugly tidbit. Serious war crime (murder of POWs) at a small airfield, by US troops. Two US personnel court martialed, one acquitted then KIA in Italian campaign, one convicted but released quickly. Ugly.

Overall, and sort of responding to your comments when we first talked about this - Sicily actually was a very big deal, in various respects: first big Allied operation against Festung Europa, first opposed landing and biggest amphib op in history to that time, reason Hitler pulled the plug on Citadel at Kursk. US forces got much more seasoned, and rolled out their amazing logistics capability, which caught Montgomery's attention and of course defined the campaign after Normandy.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:50 PM (OTzUX)

444 *cough* Stilwell *cough*
Posted by: Mike Hammer

You said it, brother.

Posted by: Madame Chiang in perfect colloquial English at July 17, 2021 10:51 PM (QzkSJ)

445 *cough* Stilwell *cough*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Don't know how I feel about Stilwell...the guy was put in an almost impossible situation and lacked any kind of tact...

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 10:52 PM (r1z5A)

446 Huh, I thought the stadium was in SW DC. There isn't a lot of land on the SW side of the Capitol but they squeezed it in by getting rid of warehouses.

Been by it once, so I'm probably wrong.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 17, 2021 10:52 PM (5p7BC)

447 Montgomery should have been cashiered after Sicily.

Fight me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 10:53 PM (N6Gqp)

448 Heh. To my mind, short selling is essentially fraud.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2021 10:50 PM (UJR7Q)

Only if the peasants do it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 17, 2021 10:53 PM (hOUT3)

449 Fredendall caused less harm, and was part of the massive shaking out of US officers, Army and Navy, in 1942. Clark actually had the chance to do more damage - though the Italian campaign gets complicated, I think, and basically the geography meant that against a skilled opponent (which Smiling Albert was), it was a guaranteed meat-grinder of one kind or another.

But that's to be seen as I start my next book, same author as the Sicily one.

I call Gen. Casey the Fredendall of the modern era, even though he was personable and smoked cigars.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:55 PM (OTzUX)

450 Serious war crime (murder of POWs) at a small airfield, by US troops.

*****

What was the deal with that? Inexperience annd panic or malevolence? How many PWs were killed?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 10:56 PM (Xwt96)

451 442 The Army sardine can in-flight rig and jump out of that bird.

Plus, no TSA scope or grope to get on the bird.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 17, 2021 10:56 PM (p0TaU)

452 Given we didn't have a movie thread...

Was just reading about Steven Spielberg's filmography. In his career, he's directed 34 full-length feature films (including his current project, titled The Fabelmans.)

How many of his flicks have people here seen? I counted and it looks like I've seen nine: Duel, Jaws, Close Encounters, 1941, Raiders, ET, Indy & Temple of Doom, Color Purple, Schindler's List.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:56 PM (L2ZTs)

453 Montgomery should have been cashiered after Sicily.

Fight me.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


Or D day +2 or Market Garden, or...

Posted by: Some Rat in the Swamp at July 17, 2021 10:57 PM (r1z5A)

454 How many of his flicks have people here seen? I

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No Jurassic Park?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 10:58 PM (N6Gqp)

455 Actually Cicero Montgomery did fine in Sicily. Everybody - on the Allied side - had major errors and learning events. And as the book I just read emphasizes constantly, and I think accurately, the terrain there was simply made for defense, and also completely disadvantageous for the Allied strengths (mass, speed, mechanization).

Patton comes across as fairly paranoid and absurdly focused on unimportant matters, something I'll be remembering when I read his bios.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 10:59 PM (OTzUX)

456 Cicero, haven't seen it yet. I probably will eventually.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:59 PM (L2ZTs)

457 Is Back to the Future a Spielberg film? He was the producer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 10:59 PM (N6Gqp)

458 I don't think my dad ever set foot on Sicily. He was in the next wave and I think he jumped directly from Tunisia to Naples. Spent a few months in the line at Monte Cassino before his unit diverted to Anzio after the initial landings there.

Logistics was huge, and sort of a learn on the fly deal. Undoubtedly many lessons learned in Italy before the D-day landings.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 10:59 PM (Xwt96)

459 Cicero, technically it's not. Robert Zemeckis directed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

460 there is a neighbor of ours, he is in his sixties, not very fit, has enough $, and he has a new 40 something girl with him

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 11:00 PM (UAm+t)

461 Having said that there's some films Spielberg's produced that look so much like his own films, he may as well have directed them:

Poltergeist, The Goonies, Back To The Future...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

462
[scatters uncovered Calls on the table]

*I'm gonna be rich, I'm sure of it!*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2021 11:01 PM (z36Kd)

463 Oh, and Muldoon - something I had never heard of, the worst friendly-fire disaster of WWII for the US (not sure if the body count of the short-bombing at the start of Operation Cobra in Normandy was higher, but that was an operational mistake, different). Airborne drop near Gela on the 2nd or 3rd night (we had the airfield, it was a "permissive environment" drop). Idea was just to get more US boots on the ground, quickly.

When first ordered by Patton, relevant airborne commander (Ridgway) immediately and ceaselessly begged to cancel it, for exactly the right reason - friendly fire from US fleet and units ashore. It was a night drop, and C-47s in the dark are easy to mistake for Ju-88s. At last minute Patton and staff saw the light and tried to cancel, but too late. Was a slaughter.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 11:02 PM (OTzUX)

464 How many of his flicks have people here seen? I counted and it looks like I've seen nine: Duel, Jaws, Close Encounters, 1941, Raiders, ET, Indy & Temple of Doom, Color Purple, Schindler's List.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 10:56 PM (L2ZTs)


I've seen 1941 two of the Raiders series, Jaws, Duel and that's it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 11:02 PM (2JVJo)

465 I've never seen Duel, but including the other s you mentione: Saving Private Ryan, Hook, Ready Player One, Bridge of Spies, Jurassic Park...wow also Monority Report. I'm not a real movie buff but amazed at how many I've seen and not even through the list.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 11:03 PM (sd8p8)

466 Wasn't the biggest rap on Clark that he turned left and raced to Rome for glory instead of cutting inland across Rtes 6 & 7 after the breakout at Anzio and potentially trapping several German divisions?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:03 PM (Xwt96)

467 Muldoon- your dad and my grandfather had much the same path going through N Africa and then through Italy.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 17, 2021 11:03 PM (89T5c)

468 when were going through series 7 the instructr would have funny story after funny story about uncovered calls.

he always finished the story with, "and then it was time for him (some trader) to open his window and think about his future, do not be him."

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 17, 2021 11:03 PM (UAm+t)

469 Mary, good choices.

According to Wiki (granted not the greatest source), Spielberg even has a 'lost' film, Firelight, which was his first official feature in 1964. Supposedly some of the reels were stolen after the premiere. Then he also has some short films (including one from 1959), segments (Twilight Zone The Movie and Night Gallery), and TV (the Columbo pilot).

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

470 An awesomely entertaining movie that I just re-watched is The Mask of Zorro. Great cast, good story, perfect score and wonderful character arc for Antonio Banderas. Also, Catherine Zeta Jones was hot.

That was from the era when Disney still knew how to crank out great entertainment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 17, 2021 11:05 PM (N6Gqp)

471 Muldoon I think you'd enjoy this book. Just about to read the next one by same author, on Italian campaign proper. Will report in on that when done.

And thanks for relating your dad's war experiences, very interesting to some of us.

Getting my WWII circuits buzzing, which is good - in the morning have an action rifle match, and the M1 (big one) and the other M1 (little one) will both be seeing action.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 11:05 PM (OTzUX)

472 sharon, understood. I really want to see Bridge Of Spies. It looks like Spielberg's most recent really good flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

473 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 17, 2021 11:06 PM (vgnpr)

474 your dad and my grandfather had much the same path going through N Africa and then through Italy.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

******

What branch was he in? Did he go into Anzio?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:06 PM (Xwt96)

475 sharon, also, you *need* to see Duel. It is incredible and fantastic. Like Lucas, Spielberg peaked early.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

476 Muldoon that is my (as yet basic) understanding of the big rap on Clark.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 11:07 PM (OTzUX)

477 Well the wine and the stimulating conversation worked. Not sure the stimulating part worked yet but I'm considering it.
Have a great nght everyone.Sweet dreams.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 11:07 PM (sd8p8)

478 Army Air Force. Made his way East from Libya and then through Italy. He was at Anzio.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 17, 2021 11:09 PM (89T5c)

479 Oh, and one thing about Clark that's interesting, and to his immense credit.

Just before Torch, he actually went ashore from a sub in the Med to try and negotiate a deal with the Vichy French in North Africa in order to avoid opposition to the Allied invasion.

Pretty amazing, wilder than fiction stuff. Almost got discovered by local police who were not in on the deal. A not very well known event, and I'm not sure there was another like it in WWII.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 11:10 PM (OTzUX)

480 that is my (as yet basic) understanding of the big rap on Clark.

*****

Ironic that the Brit forces held the left flank of the beachhead during the Sitzkrrieg phase, and were probably best positioned to secure Rome while the Yanks in the center and right of the line could have pushed inland. But it turned into a big horse race to Rome. My dad spent a bit of time up in air (small observation plane) during that phase and described a lot of chaos on the ground . At one point he and his pilot landed and found an Army officer totally lost, returned to get a map and flew it back out to get the guy current info. I should see if I can find that excerpt from the diary.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:12 PM (Xwt96)

481 I've never seen Duel, but including the other s you
mentione: Saving Private Ryan, Hook, Ready Player One, Bridge of Spies,
Jurassic Park...wow also Monority Report. I'm not a real movie buff but
amazed at how many I've seen and not even through the list.


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 11:03 PM (sd8p

If we are going by the IMDB list under Director, I have seen seventeen of them. Nothing in the last 15 or so years and very little of his early stuff. I didn't count movies I only saw parts of. Some of the movies not mentioned yet were Amistad, Munich, Empire of the Sun, and Catch me if you can.

Posted by: Quint at July 17, 2021 11:14 PM (F2/Ok)

482 Quint, I think you've seen the most Spielberg films. That's quite a few.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:15 PM (L2ZTs)

483 Army Air Force. Made his way East from Libya and then through Italy. He was at Anzio.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


Awesome. Was he a pilot or crew? Combat missions, fighters, bombers?

It's possible he could have coodinated with my dad who was in counterbattery Field Arrty, e.g. trying to pinpoint and take out Anzio Annie.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:15 PM (Xwt96)

484 Governor John Bel Edwards effectively dared the Louisiana legislature to override his veto of a constitutional carry bill last month. He probably thought it would hold up since the legislature had never before come back into session to override a governor's veto of a bill in the Crawfish and Gumbo State. But the legislature has called his bluff this time.

https://tinyurl.com/trc4zcfa

Posted by: SMH at July 17, 2021 11:19 PM (G3r2q)

485 I cheated in the book and gave the Artillery (and the hamster guided shell) credit for taking out Anzio Annie, but in reality it was the Army Air Corps who caught her out of her railway tunnel hidey hole and damaged the carriage.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:19 PM (Xwt96)

486 I've never seen Duel, but including the other s you

mentione: Saving Private Ryan, Hook, Ready Player One, Bridge of Spies,

Jurassic Park...wow also Monority Report. I'm not a real movie buff but

amazed at how many I've seen and not even through the list.




Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 17, 2021 11:03 PM (sd8p
of those listed, I have only seen SPR and Jurassic Park.

Posted by: Quint at July 17, 2021 11:20 PM (F2/Ok)

487 Muldoon chaos and confusion are not unusual in these situations - love the thing about your dad getting the ground force guy a map! L-4? Oldest friend's father flew those in the Pacific. Well, one mission. Had an incident on the ground in Saipan and was confined to desk duty thereafter.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 11:20 PM (OTzUX)

488 Montgomery should have been cashiered after Sicily.

Fight me.
Posted by: Cicero

Hmm

I'll check that out.

Posted by: Miklos in perfect colloquial English at July 17, 2021 11:24 PM (QzkSJ)

489 May 29
Goodhan took me flying today. A "message to Garcia" sort of thing. A Lt of the 91 Recon was out on the point of II Corps advance and didn't know the situation. So he radioed for some help. Army turned the problem over to the Arty section and we sent Goodhan out to look. He buzzed a few towns trying to find out who owned them till he finally saw a jeep parked in Norma, a little town built right on the top of a 1000' sheer cliff. He found a cow pasture up there and landed (not an easy job). Sure enough - there was his Lt - with 2 or 3 men, and they were all between Norma and the Germans. Goodhan promised him a situation map and came back to the CP to get one. I went back with him on the second trip. As we circled the town to land the Italians started pouring out into the field. By the time we stopped rolling at least a couple hundred were gathered around shaking hands and raising a fuss in general.


I looked up Norma on Goggle Earth, it does sit on top of a cliff.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:25 PM (Xwt96)

490 OK, folks, going to bed. Hope tomorrow turns out to be a better day than today was.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 17, 2021 11:25 PM (2JVJo)

491 Guys, the TikTok post reminds me, I've been meaning to talk to y'all about a great opportunity to make money.





Posted by: Alabama at July 17, 2021 08:57 PM (4fSQf)

***

I like money

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 17, 2021 11:25 PM (h1jJh)

492 Quint,

Send me an email at linseyziq at hotmail and I'll tell you a story about the making of Amistad.

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2021 11:26 PM (c/+Rn)

493 SMH, thanks for that. Very interesting.

Of course I guess I could look into it myself and see transcripts of legislative sessions, but at this point, I wonder what sorts of ridiculous "arguments" and scare-mongering the anti's engage in to oppose either shall-issue concealed carry or constitutional carry*.

"At this point", meaning how many tens of millions of Americans have lived in how many jurisdictions for how many years where *none* of the problems or disasters they rave about have *ever* come to pass. Even once.

It's like watching from the Wright brothers day until the P-51 is test flown, and continuing to insist powered flight isn't possible. WTF?

* ponder for a moment that special laws have to be enacted, over rabid and idiotic opposition, merely to acknowledge unambiguous CONSTITUTIONAL rights

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 11:26 PM (OTzUX)

494 Embattled Democrat Mayor Lovely Warren - of Rochester, New York - is having a very bad year.
Her house was raided and the police found two kilos of crack cocaine and guns.
The entire command of the city's police force quit, she lost her primary and cannot be reelected and now, she has been charged with gun charges as well as charges of child endangerment. All in all, she has had a year that no one would want.

https://tinyurl.com/86pu4pb

Posted by: SMH at July 17, 2021 11:27 PM (G3r2q)

495 Awesome. Was he a pilot or crew? Combat missions, fighters, bombers?

It's possible he could have coodinated with my dad who was in counterbattery Field Arrty, e.g. trying to pinpoint and take out Anzio Annie.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:15 PM (Xwt96)

Crew. Unsure of all his missions.

The things those guys accomplished under the timeline and the stress were amazing.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 17, 2021 11:27 PM (89T5c)

496 rhomboid @487

see my @489

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:27 PM (Xwt96)

497 SMH, hold on while I play the world's smallest violin... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:28 PM (L2ZTs)

498 I have no idea what the BRCC guy is actually
referring to. I don't think he was making some kind of fine point
comment on the legalities or practicalities of the situation.Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 09:06 PM (OTzUX)



When people of few real principals decide they want to be successful and liked, they tend to say and do the t hings they have been told will make them popular.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 17, 2021 11:28 PM (ySM85)

499 Muldoon, awesome excerpt. You'd enjoy the snippets in the book we discussed where the locals welcome the US troops. And on UToob I've found very interesting footage of Italian POWs in the first weeks of the campaign - smiling, laughing, clearly happy to be done with it.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 11:29 PM (OTzUX)

500 Did I miss any excuses for not caring?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 17, 2021 09:09 PM (2SdPm)


You are a Vegan / eat clean

Posted by: Kindltot at July 17, 2021 11:29 PM (ySM85)

501 That little girl in the last pic...

Is me.

Posted by: SMH at July 17, 2021 11:30 PM (G3r2q)

502 Dunno, that Rochester mayor sounds like presidential material. Would only be a tiny marginal step down from what we have now. If *any* step down, actually.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 17, 2021 11:31 PM (OTzUX)

503 ..., clearly happy to be done with it.
Posted by: rhomboid


*****

Indeed! And on that note I'm going to call it a night.

later, all

Endeavour to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:31 PM (Xwt96)

504 I was surprised by how many Matt Damon movies i have seen, considering I am far from a fan. Going by IMDB acting credits, I have seen 14. And damn sure haven't seen on in ages and likely will never see another one. Looking back at that list, Rounders stands out. It is rarely mentioned anymore and his co star out acted him. Actually two actors out acted him. But he was still pretty good in it.

Posted by: Quint at July 17, 2021 11:31 PM (F2/Ok)

505 Quint, supposedly Rounders is the all-time best poker movie, but I still don't have much desire to see it. Seems every poker flick gets a lot wrong about what it's like to play the game professionally. In truth there's tons of ups and downs, and literally no one always wins on their own terms.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)

506 Oh, yes- Stinson L4 plane

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:34 PM (Xwt96)

507 Muldoon-

Have you (as I summon the temerity to ask) considered making the diary public? Scanned images and whatnot?

Posted by: Miklos being actually honest at July 17, 2021 11:37 PM (QzkSJ)

508 https://tinyurl.com/86pu4pb
Posted by: SMH at July 17, 2021 11:27 PM (G3r2q)

Can't sleep and this is the story I land on. And people wonder why I keep to myself.

Seems the price of crack has gone up.

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 11:37 PM (dYrVA)

509 Quint, supposedly Rounders is the all-time best
poker movie, but I still don't have much desire to see it. Seems every
poker flick gets a lot wrong about what it's like to play the game
professionally. In truth there's tons of ups and downs, and literally no
one always wins on their own terms.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)
it got a lot right as far as playing the game goes. Certainly the one thing they got wrong, and all "poker movies" get wrong is the idea you can win at a given sit because you are better and you are worthy. Even the best players in the world hold a small advantage and have to deal with massive variance. But that wouldn't be much of a movie. Compared to the others, Rounders got a lot right.
The dumbest poker movies ever, and there were a few Western movies like this, made it seem like if you bet more than the other guy, he had to fold. That was easily the most absurd movie poker idea ever filmed. I think they did that in the otherwise fun movie, "A Big Hand for a Little Lady". OF course today the title alone would be cancelled.

Posted by: Quint at July 17, 2021 11:39 PM (F2/Ok)

510 Quint, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:40 PM (L2ZTs)

511 Have you (as I summon the temerity to ask) considered making the diary public? Scanned images and whatnot?
Posted by: Miklos


*****

My brother actually did the work of scanning the handwritten diary and doing a page by page transcription--scanned page and transcription on each page, and self-published for immediate family (limited distribution). I have deferred to him on further dissemination. I might consider a further limited release to particular individuals. Let me brood on that a little.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:41 PM (Xwt96)

512 "Only us ancient farts remember when the distance of a phone call had anything to do with the price."

Because you had to grease every telecom outfit that passed your signal on. If you were in Los Angeles and wanted to place a call to a cruise ship off the coast of Greece, get prepared to pay like about six or ten different agencies, maybe more.

Posted by: old timer remembers at July 17, 2021 11:41 PM (aAP3z)

513 Now I'm going to bed.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 17, 2021 11:42 PM (Xwt96)

514 Seems the price of crack has gone up.
Posted by: Infidel

My ass.

Posted by: Miklos being actually rude and crude at July 17, 2021 11:43 PM (QzkSJ)

515 Churchill was visiting FDR in one of their secret wartime rendezvous, and Winnie was not looking forward to sailiing back to old Blighty. He saw a big PBY sea plane, and noting the American pilot seemed to be "a man of some quality" inquired if it had enough range to fly back to England.

It did, and Churchill decided to fly home. Everybody tried to talk him out of it. He prevailed, of course. He even took the controls for a while. They did have a bit of a navigation problem - due to weather, and were com___ from the wrong direction (appearing to from France) and caused Allied planes to be scrambled. He and crew could nearly have heen shot down because of that. Nobody was sure who the hell it was for a time.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 17, 2021 11:43 PM (7T5tR)

516

IIRC, the old long distance rates were used in some scheme to subsidize the local systems. I forget the details, but it was all part of the old Ma Bell monopoly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 17, 2021 11:48 PM (Mzdiz)

517 I thought there was experimental evidence a few
years ago at CERN that gamma radiation controls cloud formation, which
is the main driver of temperature variation.


I might have misunderstood whether that was proof or not. But I know they conducted the experiment.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 17, 2021 09:55 PM (5p7BC)


Cosmic rays, which are deflected by the solar wind. When the Sun is quiet there is less solar wind, so there are more cosmic rays, and so more clouds and cooler global temperatures.

Now, the Electric Universe theory posits a connection between the Sun and all the planets that causes, through a hysteresis effect, actual warming of the Earth and its atmosphere. This effect is affected by fluctuations that are shown by solar spots and flares

Posted by: Kindltot at July 17, 2021 11:50 PM (ySM85)

518
My dear mother. This afternoon, we learn, she woke up last night with severe chest pain. She didn't call. Didn't want to bother us. We're about 600' away.

Anyway long story, but I just got back a couple hours ago bringing her back from the ER. It wasn't her heart. She's got a bad hiatal hernia and reflux. Miley made her some peach cobbler, and she pigged out on it before she went to bed.

It was just a bad case of acid reflux. I would've figured it, and if she'd called, I would've seen if a shit ton of Tums would've stopped it.

But she doesn't want to bother us....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 17, 2021 11:51 PM (Mzdiz)

519 I forget the details, but it was all part of the old Ma Bell monopoly.
Posted by: publius,

There was no Ma Bell on the board in Monopoly. Shoulda been though.

Also, did anything ever come of Miklosian Concept #264, the game of Moronopoly? Somebody was going to do something.

Posted by: Miklos, conceptual artiste at July 17, 2021 11:52 PM (QzkSJ)

520 OOF.
It's so bad out there.

https://mobile.twitter.com/longdickjohnsin/status/
1416167048879788037

@longdickjohnsin
Instagram vs. Reality

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 17, 2021 11:53 PM (KjVA8)

521
Weren't Ma Bell and the Monopoly monocle man getting it on?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 17, 2021 11:53 PM (Mzdiz)

522 Publius, I had that problem with dad. So glad she is ok!

Posted by: Infidel at July 17, 2021 11:54 PM (dYrVA)

523 But she doesn't want to bother us....
Posted by: publius

How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Posted by: Miklos, with well-known humor item at July 17, 2021 11:54 PM (QzkSJ)

524 publius, glad she's okay.

And on that note I've gotta call it a night. Thanks everyone for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2021 11:55 PM (L2ZTs)

525 Weren't Ma Bell and the Monopoly monocle man getting it on?
Posted by: publius

yep

Posted by: the Baby Bells at July 17, 2021 11:55 PM (QzkSJ)

526 and noting the American pilot seemed to be "a man of some quality"
------

I seem to recollect, from Churchill's war memoires, that a good deal of his flying was with an American pilot.

Read all six volumes. I recommend especially the first, 'The Gathering Storm'. The parallels with contemporary circumstances are a bit chilling.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2021 11:55 PM (B2mhs)

527 Buenos nachos qdp!

Posted by: Miklos At Nite at July 17, 2021 11:55 PM (QzkSJ)

528 "Well they can't get Marion Berry to clean up Bowser's mess. He's dead."

It's "Barry", not "Berry". He was a fascinating guy and quite scholastic. He essentially is a metaphor for a good guy gone bad.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 17, 2021 11:55 PM (KAi1n)

529 523 I told that joke to a Jewish mother when I was a kid.

She burst out laughing.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 17, 2021 11:56 PM (p0TaU)

530 Food stamps being used in liquor stores are the worst food scam.

Posted by: Fed - Tremble, cowards! at July 17, 2021 11:58 PM (J0LxY)

531 He was a fascinating guy and quite scholastic



He read ALL those kid books from Scholastic?

Posted by: Duns Miklosius Scotus at July 17, 2021 11:58 PM (QzkSJ)

532 Food stamps being used in liquor stores are the worst food scam.


We be redressing disparities in alcohol availability.

Posted by: Big Miklos' Get-Em-and-Hit-Em #4 at July 18, 2021 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

533
I was also pleasantly relieved. I was afraid both me sainted mother and I were gonna get a Covid vaccine lecture. They didn't ask nor say a word. Don't ask, don't tell.

I've been reading and hearing about extreme pressure (ie, "you're killing people! It's your civic duty!") by doctors. I will not respond well to that.

But nothing today.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 12:02 AM (Mzdiz)

534 Europe's got football or as we call it soccer. That's all.

Posted by: TC at July 18, 2021 12:03 AM (G/662)

535 I've been reading and hearing about extreme pressure (ie, "you're killing people! It's your civic duty!") by doctors. I will not respond well to that.

But nothing today.
Posted by: publius

"Ok Doc. Say, mind if I have a smoke?"

Posted by: The Miklosian Attitude SA de CV at July 18, 2021 12:05 AM (QzkSJ)

536
I have reflux myself, and maybe a hiatal hernia (I ought to have that confirmed or denied, but it's not too bad).

I've had acid reflux and esophageal spasms before. They can be quite painful. And pies (peach and cherry) seem to really trigger the acid. I don't know if that's common, but it sure runs in the family.

And that's what did it with my mother. She pigged out on Miley's peach cobbler, then went to bed, lying vertical, and the acid just ran up.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 12:05 AM (Mzdiz)

537 Hot mops.

Posted by: Frank Rizzo at July 18, 2021 12:06 AM (DtO5x)

538 533 publius, they're cranking up the hard sell because they're desperate.

Why are they desperate?

Where is the pressure coming from?

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 12:08 AM (p0TaU)

539 Where is the pressure coming from?

Posted by: callsign claymore

It's coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE

Posted by: Nanzi Pee-lousy at July 18, 2021 12:10 AM (QzkSJ)

540 There was a local guy in the news who was pinned under his ATV and got attacked by a rabid fox. He ended up choking it to death.
Still had to get a shitload of rabies shots.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2021 12:10 AM (vuisn)

541 I'm done for the night.
Be excellent to each other Horde.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 18, 2021 12:11 AM (mf+Bs)

542 He ended up choking it to death.
Still had to get a shitload of rabies shots.
Posted by: Dr. Varno

i have choked it to death lots of timess

rabies shotts to

Posted by: raimondo on tap at July 18, 2021 12:12 AM (QzkSJ)

543 A nice healthy belt of Chivas and a fire to bask in front of. Only thing missing is a flag.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 18, 2021 12:12 AM (KATBx)

544
The smoking doctor is one of the funniest comedic characters. They probably wouldn't do that now, cause the snowflakes would spazz out.

The new Battlestar Galactica had a smoking doctor, and I'm trying to remember some others I've seen.

True story: when I was kid, one of the local vets would smoke *while operating on cats*. He'd have a cat opened up with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. He'd say, don't worry, a cat's immune system can handle anything just about.

Now, today, he'd probably be run out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 12:13 AM (Mzdiz)

545 A nice healthy belt of Chivas and a fire to bask in front of. Only thing missing is a flag.
Posted by: irongrampa

Cheers to You, Sir!

Posted by: respectfully, Miklos at July 18, 2021 12:14 AM (QzkSJ)

546 A belt of Chivas is neither nice nor healthy.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 18, 2021 12:15 AM (KAi1n)

547 539 Ha!

2021 remake that ruins that moment: THE KILLER IS CALLING FROM INSIDE YOUR CELL PHONE!!!

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 12:16 AM (p0TaU)

548 LMAO

https://gab.com/LaurenWitzkeDE/posts/
106599873127258720

Update: The porn star has been thrown out after TPUSA implemented damage control.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 18, 2021 12:16 AM (KjVA8)

549
Oh, Jen Puh-saki made a little Freudian slip. She actually said this:

...our special guest today about why it.s important to get vaccinated, why these vaccines are safe, why they can still kill you even if you are under the age of 27.

Seems like Uncle Joe's mush brain is contagious. May be as contagious as the Delta-rona.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 12:16 AM (Mzdiz)

550 A belt of Chivas is neither nice nor healthy.
Posted by: SFGoth

It's probably one of those belts with all the little loops for the minibottles.

Posted by: Miklos needs one at July 18, 2021 12:17 AM (QzkSJ)

551
Oh, and I posted this earlier, but the UK has decided not to vaccinate teenagers en masse. Only those teens at high risk will be eligible for Covid vaccines.

Someone with some sense actually did a proper risk/benefit analysis and concluded, hell no.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 12:21 AM (Mzdiz)

552 Someone with some sense actually did a proper risk/benefit analysis and concluded, hell no.
Posted by: publius,

"Them kids don't need no vaccinations.."

Posted by: Miklos behind The Wall at July 18, 2021 12:25 AM (QzkSJ)

553 Meant to post this here but my browser went all wiggy and it ended up posting to the wrong thread. Anyway.

I'm watching @redsteeze mercilessly trigger Mike Wise on Twitter (with some help from the studio audience) and I'm reminded of one of ace's many on-point observations about leftists, particularly on Twitter. He said something to the effect that the only thing that genuinely offends and outrages leftists is being laughed at. The entire thread bears that out, with all the typical NPC reactions you've come to know and love. Everyone is having a laugh at his expense and he knows it.

The Dead Sea was never this salty.

Posted by: Saber Alter at July 18, 2021 12:32 AM (Yd+10)

554 I'm chuckling about the food scams because I'm going to dinner next week with someone who does. . .professional food photography.

Posted by: Bert G at July 18, 2021 12:33 AM (cHuoy)

555
Four people shot dead outside the stadium at a Washington Nationals game. Game suspended. "Shelter in place"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-979919510

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 12:33 AM (Mzdiz)

556 I'm chuckling about the food scams because I'm going to dinner next week with someone who does. . .professional food photography.
Posted by: Bert G

Avoid anything with "whipped cream".

Posted by: Miklos, now that was a close shave at July 18, 2021 12:35 AM (QzkSJ)

557 SMH. Which last pic, which post/link/thread, might I ask?

Hellwithit. Just refresh here with the narrative, reference, link and pic. Because it's easier for me, that way.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 18, 2021 12:35 AM (QzJWU)

558
Update: The porn star has been thrown out after TPUSA implemented damage control.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 18, 2021 12:16 AM (KjVA


I thought porn stars were what the LP was created for?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 12:36 AM (ySM85)

559 Gen. Mark Clark is referenced several times in MASH.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 18, 2021 12:36 AM (KAi1n)

560 I need a triple! I have been blocked for life on twitter a week before.... I deleted my fascistbook account... absent from media doing my own research. God gave me an immune system! After the triple I will stay absent longer... carry on!

Posted by: dcat at July 18, 2021 12:36 AM (rmFK3)

561 If I were a photographer, I would only photograph Professional Food, with a proper resume and record of Professional Food accomplishment.

I'm talking C-Suite level Professional Food.

Posted by: Miklos, having standards at July 18, 2021 12:37 AM (QzkSJ)

562 FUN FACT

Mark Clark was the only US commander in WWII whose decorations included the Clark Bar

Posted by: Miklos, yer Fun Fact Pal at July 18, 2021 12:39 AM (QzkSJ)

563
Much amusement going on here. Miley and I got two kittens a while back. They're a little over 4 months old now. Our 15 lb tomcat, "Jake" has taken to them like a mother. He literally mothers them.

He plays with them like a kitten himself. I just watched him lay in wait for one of the kittens and then pounce. The kitten pounces back, and they meet in the air, then roll on the floor.

Jake has dragged a fully grown rabbit up on the porch before. He lets these kitten just literally walk over him, jump on him, and he just has a ball.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 12:42 AM (Mzdiz)

564 Watch these guys set off a massive firework in their garage. You want a safety brief? Because that's how you get a safety brief.
___

Soldiers are gonna soldier.

Sometimes in the stupidest ways possible.

And yes, this is exactly how you get safety briefs every Friday before the weekend and holidays.

Posted by: SMH at July 18, 2021 12:43 AM (G3r2q)

565 SMH. Which last pic, which post/link/thread, might I ask?
-----
Last one above, kid, I think.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2021 12:45 AM (z36Kd)

566
If I were a photographer, I would only photograph Professional Food,
with a proper resume and record of Professional Food accomplishment.



I'm talking C-Suite level Professional Food.

Posted by: Miklos, having standards at July 18, 2021 12:37 AM (QzkS
I heard years ago that any professional picture of food has little to no food in it. It is a science. you can't put ice cream under hot lights. They used Crisco or something. But like all my info it is dated. Today half of restaurant meals are photographed and uploaded to the net. But yeah, the professional stuff is all fake.

Posted by: Quint at July 18, 2021 12:45 AM (F2/Ok)

567
Jake is now running up the hall, with the kittens chasing him. He will go up, smack one of the kittens, then run, to get them to chase him.

A 15 lb tomcat who is an absolute killing machine. One night, he caught three field mice in a row. Eats them whole. He's acting like a kitten himself.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 12:45 AM (Mzdiz)

568 It's too hot for a fire, but the Chivas is in memory of an Army buddy I served with. Charlie couldn't cap him but a life lived on his terms finally did.
Rip, Samuel, I'll stand you one at Fiddler's Green.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 18, 2021 12:46 AM (KATBx)

569 The last pic above with the girl coming up with the perfect solution with the train.

I would've so done that as a kid.

Posted by: SMH at July 18, 2021 12:48 AM (G3r2q)

570 We went to the PBR event in Livingston MT tonight. It was like being back in America again.

Posted by: Cosda at July 18, 2021 12:49 AM (JYJBi)

571 It's too hot for a fire, but the Chivas is in memory
of an Army buddy I served with. Charlie couldn't cap him but a life
lived on his terms finally did.
Rip, Samuel, I'll stand you one at Fiddler's Green.


Posted by: irongrampa at July 18, 2021 12:46 AM (KATBx)

nice tribute.

Posted by: Quint at July 18, 2021 12:50 AM (F2/Ok)

572 I thought the trolley problem had to do with Fred Rogers

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 12:59 AM (ySM85)

573 Night, good people. I am getting real sleepy here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2021 01:00 AM (Jtes3)

574 Night, AOP.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 18, 2021 01:06 AM (KATBx)

575 Good night AOP, I am heading off to bed too, see you all tomorrow. MLiI, I want all of your grandbaby details, I'll be checking in the morning.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 18, 2021 01:18 AM (a4EWo)

576 Time for me too.
Just remember that we're Americans, so you hold that head HIGH and PROUD. Our heritage requires it, more so now than ever. We have a country to save as we've done in past scenarios.

Goodnite, good people.Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 18, 2021 01:19 AM (KATBx)

577 Europe's got football or as we call it soccer. That's all.
Posted by: TC

Football? Phht. More like handball. *jackoff motion*

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 18, 2021 01:19 AM (4op5W)

578 Re: Gambling and movies.
Movies get everything wrong about gambling.

Craps table? You will have everyone yelling for a seven.

Counting cards at blackjack? You get The Hangover scene where they show a bunch of derivatives and integrals. It's just count +1 for 3,4,5,6 and -1 for tens. Then divide by the number of decks remaining. Also, in the movies you apparently never lose when you are counting cards. In actuality, you are getting maybe a 2% or 3% edge.

Poker? The two competing hands are usually four of a kind or better. That happens about once in every 5000 hands.

Posted by: Chuck C at July 18, 2021 01:22 AM (EughT)

579
Robert Malone, MD, one of the inventors of mRNA technology (and now under a full smear and discrediting campaign by the Borg, has the following:

https://twitter.com/RWMaloneMD/
status/1416426039039909894

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 01:24 AM (Mzdiz)

580 Someone sent him risk/benefit analysis done by Pfizer and known to the CDC. Whether this is really public or secret, I don't know. But someone, you might say a "whistleblower", likely in the CDC wanted Dr. Malone to see it.

A 12-17 yr old male is 3 -5 more likely to be hospitalized by a reaction to the vaccine than by Covid itself.

1 12-17 yr old female is 4 -5 more likely to be hospitalized by the vaccine than the disease.

Deaths. A 12-17 yr old male is 16% more likely to be killed by the vaccine that Covid itself. An 12-17 yr old female is 72% more likely to be killed by the vaccine than the disease itself.

There you go.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 01:24 AM (Mzdiz)

581 I had to split the above post because of Pixy's spam filter.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 01:24 AM (Mzdiz)

582
Based on that, I can now say without doubt that vaccinating anyone under 18 with the Covid vaccines is a criminal action. The risk to benefit ratio is well over 1.

Doing so with this knowledge is criminal.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 01:34 AM (Mzdiz)

583 578 Re: Gambling and movies.
Movies get everything wrong about gambling.

Craps table? You will have everyone yelling for a seven.

Counting cards at blackjack? You get The Hangover scene where they show a bunch of derivatives and integrals. It's just count +1 for 3,4,5,6 and -1 for tens. Then divide by the number of decks remaining. Also, in the movies you apparently never lose when you are counting cards. In actuality, you are getting maybe a 2% or 3% edge.

Poker? The two competing hands are usually four of a kind or better. That happens about once in every 5000 hands.

Posted by: Chuck C at July 18, 2021 01:22 AM (EughT)

Dayum. Thas a great big ole dose of reality for this time of the morning. Nonetheless, he speaks TRUTH.

Btw, the blackjack counts he speaks of are for single deck, or at best double deck. The more the decks, the less your counting card odds. At a 6 deck shoe, any potential odds in your favor disappear like candles in the wind.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 18, 2021 01:42 AM (F0YaR)

584
Posted by: Chuck C at July 18, 2021 01:22 AM (EughT)

even
that edge with Blackjack is extremely rare. You have to count perfectly
and even then it has to be with the almost extinct one deck. Most
counters do it imperfectly and they are dealing with 6-8 deck shoes.
But for some reason Casinos are very scared of them. That is odd because
9 out of ten of them are contributing to the haul. And really the
casinos love a winner, as it encourages everyone else.
Good
point about the 7. That is a huge cliche. Also even if you had a
slight edge at BJ on the casinos, 99 percent of people could not handle
the variance or have the bankroll to cover it. The biggest thing that
helps casinos is the bankroll. They can handle the variance and you
can't.

Posted by: Quint at July 18, 2021 01:50 AM (F2/Ok)

585 In poker, unlike other games, you are not playing against the casino. You are playing against the other players. In most casinos, the casino wins every hand, which is nice. They take the rake so they do not lose. In some casinos like in London back in the day, you paid an hourly rate. I forget if they had a rake but either way they got you. Even a small advantage would be crushed by the rake. One last thing, once you win a hand, you are expected to tip the dealer. When you lose, no one tips you lol.
I am not saying there are no professionals in Vegas that make a decent living. But to say the least, the odds are stacked against you. Some states allow private poker games with various laws. Sure, heads up, without the rake, tips, hourly charge etc, a very skilled player has a distinct advantage. But that is not the reality.


Posted by: Quint at July 18, 2021 02:00 AM (F2/Ok)

586 Anyway, today is all about sports betting and legal sports books. I am
not going after that with a ten foot pole. It doesn't help that the
sportsball has lost so much support in this country. It makes sense that
they are no down to pushing gambling to get people interested.

Posted by: Quint at July 18, 2021 02:00 AM (F2/Ok)

587 A couple of little known facts about Black Sabbath...

Lead guitarist Tony Iommi lost the tips of his middle and ring fingers at age 17 in 1965, as a sheet metal worker.

So he made himself some artificial fingertips, so his right hand could handle the frets. Ouch.

For their title song on their first album, Black Sabbath, Tony used a version of the Tritone, or "the Devil's Chord", as some priests in the Catholic Church referred to it. George Harrison had also employed it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 18, 2021 02:02 AM (F0YaR)

588 Just passing back through on the way to bed. Glad to have caught Muldoon's diary entry and irongrampa's stirring sign-off.

Tonight, Milady and I watched "Indivisible" (201.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6512428/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Well-done. heart-wrenching. Patriotism, military, faith, family. If you like that kind of thing.

♥ 'Nite.

Posted by: mindful webworker - *national anthem, jets fly-by * at July 18, 2021 02:02 AM (xdNUT)

589
Let me amend that statement. Doing this without hard data that the risk to benefit ratio is much less than one is criminal.

Doing this with the knowledge that said ratio is greater than one is Herr Doktor Mengele level crimes against humanity.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 18, 2021 02:10 AM (Mzdiz)

590 Mornin' Horde

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 02:12 AM (arJlL)

591 Helloooooooooooooooo

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 02:50 AM (arJlL)

592 Posted by:áJTáat July 18, 2021 02:50 AM (arJlL)

It's the hand-off from night to day...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2021 02:53 AM (Q9lwr)

593 T'ain't morning yet up here. I've got another, oh, seven minutes. I'm up now because I've been fighting off a kidney infection and sleeping for about two days straight when I wasn't puking or peeing, and now I'm exhausted but can't fall asleep.

I'm assuming some folks here have had a much nicer week than I.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 18, 2021 02:54 AM (SDdx5)

594 I'm assuming some folks here have had a much nicer week than I.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

You assume correctly. WHEW !

You're in my thoughts and prayers .

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 03:10 AM (arJlL)

595 Posted by:JT at July 18, 2021 02:50 AM (arJlL)

It's the hand-off from night to day...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

(I'll try not to drop the ball)

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 03:11 AM (arJlL)

596 That child who drew the curve in the road....she's an android. BladeRunner test machine #22722272.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 18, 2021 03:15 AM (GSBVq)

597 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at July 18, 2021 03:21 AM (TZgEk)

598 Yeah but old habits are hard to break

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 04:02 AM (Cxk7w)

599 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 18, 2021 04:08 AM (Z/jzm)

600 Everyone at pixy's place?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 18, 2021 04:09 AM (Z/jzm)

601 Fuck insomnia and the tiny cute creature cuddled next to me snoring loudly and radiating heat of 1000 suns all night. I recorded it to use at a later time of my choosing.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 18, 2021 04:18 AM (dHVSU)

602 >>>MLiI, I want all of your grandbaby details, I'll be checking in the morning.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 18, 2021 01:18 AM (a4EWo)


She's here (born at 4:28p.m.)and she's beautiful! 9lbs 6 oz, 21" They named her Hailey Olivia

Daughter must've been all baby! So it's a good thing they didn't let her go more than a week past her due date. She had a bit of a rough time, the dialating went slow and she nearly passed out from the pain of the intense contractions from being induced. (She ended up having an epidural.)

Mom and baby both doing great. I can't wait to hold her! She will probably be released Monday. (Hospital rules, only 1 other person allowed in, obviously my son-in-law)

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 18, 2021 04:23 AM (Z/jzm)

603 dancing rodents MLiI: i w*rked LnD support for a couple of years... glad everything turned out well in the end. best wishes to the whole family!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 18, 2021 05:00 AM (vgnpr)

604 BTW: if your SiL doesn't own a shotgun, that's the perfect gift.

with a daughter, he's gonna need one, so he might as well start practicing now.


Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 18, 2021 05:10 AM (vgnpr)

605 Thanks red!
And Lol. (He's said stuff to that effect.) He'll be a great dad

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 18, 2021 05:28 AM (Z/jzm)

606 "MASKS ARE A PATRIOTIC ACTION." - DONALD TRUMP

LOLGFY

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE RONA MCDANIEL at July 18, 2021 09:54 AM (Pzzpr)

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