Morning Rant - Special Guest Ranter Weasel

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Sometime in kindergarten or first grade most of us learned not to be bothered by being called names. Creative offerings such as ButtFace and DoodieHead were the childlike taunts of the playground. Today they are Racist, Fascist and Homophobe, among a seemingly endless list of others. While the meanings have become more sophisticated, the reality is the same; the person making the assertion has run out of ideas and logic and is resorting to the infantile. The name caller is not making a point, but is rather simply trying to elicit an emotional response. Just as you cannot use logic to dissuade someone of a notion they did not develop through logical means in the first place, attempting to defend yourself against an ad hominem insult only serves to place you in the un-winning position of arguing the unprovable.

Today we live in a climate where social, cultural and political labels are common and have become an effective tool of the intellectually lazy. Where once arguments were made and decided on merits, today insulting names and derogatory labels are used instead, and attacking entire swaths of the population has become a favorite tactic of the left. Systemic racism, anyone? We are not the first to observe it condemns everyone and no one in particular, yet it has achieved an undeserved and almost mythical status in our society through no other means than repetition, and where overapplication has rendered the term meaningless. Perhaps revisiting the lessons of the playground is in order. Want to change the narrative? Remember names can never hurt you, unless you give them the power to do so. You think I'm a racist? So what? I don't care what you think, and despite what you've been told, your opinion does not matter. As long as these assertions generate a reaction, they will be effective and they will continue.

How you choose to respond is of course entirely up to you. Painting with a broad brush is a tacit admission by the left of the weakness of their position, and reacting to such an insult serves only to give it credibility. The surest way to counter someone making such an assertion is not to engage them at all. Idiots make infantile assertions, and arguing the point levels the field.

Posted by: Weasel at 11:02 AM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:03 AM (LvTSG)

2 Weasel rants are the best rants!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:04 AM (axyOa)

3 Just don't call me late for supper.

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2021 10:04 AM (AwYPR)

4 who dis today looks like Bingo.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 22, 2021 10:04 AM (4a9Vv)

5 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:05 AM (Zz0t1)

6 WEASEL!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:05 AM (Zz0t1)

7 Weasel chimp! Cheasel? Weaimp?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 22, 2021 10:05 AM (wAnMi)

8 Idiots make infantile assertions, and arguing the point levels the field. -------------------- But what else would we do here?

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 22, 2021 10:05 AM (sX1BW)

9 I know when Mrs D is upset at me...she calls me Butt Breath.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:06 AM (axyOa)

10 names can't hurt, but hockey sticks applied judiciously will do the trick...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at July 22, 2021 10:06 AM (8D42x)

11
Yeah, Weasel?

Welk, you're a doodie head!

/jk

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2021 10:06 AM (pNxlR)

12 Niece told my daughter-in-law that I was a racist.
Hard to put up with when I don't give a rats ass about the color of anyone's skin.
I do care about a person's actions though...

Thanks for reminding me not to give anyone power over me, Weasel.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 22, 2021 10:06 AM (xgwUd)

13 I like this monkey better. Can we keep it for a while?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 22, 2021 10:06 AM (Bmy3R)

14
Welk ... jeez

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2021 10:07 AM (pNxlR)

15 Today they are Racist, Fascist and Homophobe, among a seemingly endless list of others. While the meanings have become more sophisticated, the reality is the same; the person making the assertion has run out of ideas and logic and is resorting to the infantile.

We've ran so friggin far away from "stick and stones may break my bones, but names will NEVER hurt me" it's pathetic.

A world of wusses. Period.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:07 AM (Zz0t1)

16 China rejecting COVID origin studies just like Dems resisting election audits

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2021 10:07 AM (uUDKV)

17 13 I like this monkey better. Can we keep it for a while?
Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 22, 2021 10:06 AM (Bmy3R)

Seems like a hard worker. I like the kid- he's going to go places.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:07 AM (csEWM)

18 Where once arguments were made and decided on merits, today insulting names and derogatory labels are used instead, and attacking entire swaths of the population has become a favorite tactic of the left.
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More than that, the use of derogatory statements - or if we use Latin, the original language of vicious White Supremacy, ad hominem - was rightly a lose-by-default choice. If you do it, it means you don't have a leg to stand on - argumentatively, rhetorically or logically.

It is no longer a disqualifier. Far worse, it is now the norm and it is accepted by everyone in both the inner *and* outer parties (that is, the true ruling class and their orbiters in academia, industry, etc.) as standard operating procedure.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 10:08 AM (3p5uk)

19 Idiots make infantile assertions

"...a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 22, 2021 10:08 AM (AiZBA)

20 16 China rejecting COVID origin studies just like Dems resisting election audits
Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2021 10:07 AM (uUDKV)

Hmmm, what would they have in common....hmmm... no don't tell me I have it on the tip of my tongue...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:08 AM (csEWM)

21 Willowed:

His Lex Luthor almost seemed like a regular guy you'd want to have a beer with. ------------------------- Should have won an Oscar for that role.
Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 22, 2021


***
"When are these dummies going to learn to use a doorknob?"

"'Bow! Yield! Kneel!' That kind of stuff closes out of town."

"Otis, it's not that I don't trust you, but . . . I don't trust you, Otis. What'd you do?"

"I have this fondness for beachfront property." (A big grin) "Australia!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:08 AM (/XOcP)

22 Idiots make infantile assertions, and arguing the point levels the field. -------------------- But what else would we do here?
Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 22, 2021 10:05 AM (sX1BW)

laugh and ask them to prove it specifically to you? refuse to allow a broad brush?

if all else fails, mechanical agitation works wonders...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at July 22, 2021 10:08 AM (8D42x)

23 Once you learn to respond to being called a name with " fark you" the world's your oyster.

Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2021 10:09 AM (oNoS3)

24 Here we see a chimpanzee, driven mad by Climate Change, typing up the unit orders for Operation Gorilla Stomp.

Posted by: David Attenborough at July 22, 2021 10:09 AM (h5TKJ)

25 A world of wusses. Period.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:07 AM (Zz0t1)


We all knew where participation trophies would get us when we decided to stop giving them *just* to children with Down Syndrome.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 22, 2021 10:09 AM (wAnMi)

26 My highly effective replies are these:
I know you are, but what am I?I know you are, but what am I?
Oh, and, "I am rubber, you are glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you!"

Posted by: Gunslinger at July 22, 2021 10:09 AM (R2gO3)

27 Kid addressed parent as "birthing person".
Parent replied, "yes, financial drain?"

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (wJky2)

28 If we give him long enough, he'll type the works of Shakespeare!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (Bmy3R)

29 My highly effective replies are these:
I know you are, but what am I?I know you are, but what am I?
Oh, and, "I am rubber, you are glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you!"
Posted by: Gunslinger

*Adds 'faggotsayswhat!' to the list*

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (D44eV)

30 Spot on, Weasel. I've found that any attempt at meaningful discourse with these idjits is not only futile but bad for my health. Avoidance keeps my head from going all 'splody.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (W4eKo)

31
"...a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 22, 2021 10:08 AM (AiZBA)


That's William Faulkner.

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (PiwSw)

32
Once you learn to respond to being called a name with " fark you" the world's your oyster.
Posted by: Bruce


"Kiss my ass, dolt", works for me.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (pNxlR)

33 More far right misinformation.

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2021 10:11 AM (uUDKV)

34 Thanks Weasel.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 22, 2021 10:11 AM (E6qoh)

35 "When are these dummies going to learn to use a doorknob?" ------------------- Someone said it last thread, his Lex Luther comes off as so endearing. Not creepy like Spacey. When he tells Superman that he knew about his plan all along and went along with it. Just great. I don't know if it is great acting or not, but it is fun to watch. Its a pretty dull movie without Hackman.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (sX1BW)

36 That's William Faulkner.

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (PiwSw)

I can hear that in your voice...as done by Rush.

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (AwYPR)

37 This post is part weasel, part monkey. I thought we were done with the chimera research, Dr. Fauci?

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (Dqgwb)

38 I've found that any attempt at meaningful discourse with these idjits is not only futile but bad for my health. Avoidance keeps my head from going all 'splody.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (W4eKo)

i enjoy the discourse, but i GO IN knowing that it's going to be a shit show and it's going to upset them.

so i have no expectation of any success, and am not concerned with converting their opinion, and generally have a large wooden spoon with which to stir the pot.

if you follow the above, it can be funny.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (8D42x)

39 Is hannity pushing the vaccines?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (csEWM)

40 That's William Faulkner.
Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (PiwSw)

Je repete. "...a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (AiZBA)

41 Kid addressed parent as "birthing person".
Parent replied, "yes, financial drain?"

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2021


***
"Daddy's little tax deduction"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (/XOcP)

42 That's William Faulkner.
Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (PiwSw)

Je repete. "...a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 22, 2021


***
From what actors superstitiously call "the Scottish play."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:13 AM (/XOcP)

43 "The surest way to counter someone making such an assertion is not to engage them at all. Idiots make infantile assertions, and arguing the point levels the field."

Not sure on this, not because it isn't good advice, but because part of the reason we are where we are is because we ceded the battlefield.

I'd actually argue that mockery and pointing out the dishonesty of the Left is superior -- but you are correct that it won't change any minds.

I feel bad for saying it, but I don't care about educating them, I care about HURTING them, because it's all they do to us.

Maybe, just maybe, they'll learn a new appreciation for civility.

And if not, at least the damn odds will be even.

Sorry, I'm in a dark place and I just want the Left to suffer as they love making everyone else suffer.

Posted by: acethepug at July 22, 2021 10:13 AM (qPKAe)

44 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE SEAN HANNITY at July 22, 2021 10:13 AM (Pzzpr)
++++
Uh, I am pretty sure that's from *this* universe. Did I fall into the mirror universe? Is nothing real anymore?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 10:13 AM (3p5uk)

45 If you see racism everywhere, just might want to check the mirror for the real racist.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 22, 2021 10:14 AM (2SdPm)

46 That's William Faulkner.
Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (PiwSw)

*snort*!

Our Betters!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 22, 2021 10:14 AM (Bmy3R)

47 Kid addressed parent as "birthing person".
Parent replied, "yes, financial drain?"

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2021 10:10 AM (wJky2)


Hey kid, when the tax deduction goes away, so do you.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:14 AM (axyOa)

48 Is hannity pushing the vaccines?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021


***
He keeps repeating that he is not going to play a doctor on radio or TV, that we need to do our research ourselves and make up our own minds.

'Heaven save me from my friends. I can deal with my enemies myself."
-- Voltaire

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:14 AM (/XOcP)

49 Make Logical Fallacies Great Again!

/logic is racist

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 10:14 AM (Cyk6o)

50 Psst... Hey Jennifer, Weasel has cooties, pass it on..

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:15 AM (OssQ4)

51 In the 80's, we did a lot to overcome racism and segregation. Sure, a lot of towns had blacks living on 'the other side of the tracks,' but we met in the middle, played ball or whatever, and got past the bullshit. We didn't care about skin color or monetary worth. We cared about 'can we come together as a team and beat those assholes over there.'

We continued that into the 90's when we went to college or started our adult lives. We still gathered at the rec or park and played ball. Together. As friends and teammates.

They've ruined ALL of that. Every. Single. Bit. They've turned everyone against everyone else.

The left sucks. They destroy. They're a parasite. And they have no end game. Once they've destroyed, they look for more to destroy. What happens when they've destroyed everything?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:15 AM (Zz0t1)

52 Thanks, Weasel. Good rant!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (DCbd/)

53 "It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own." -Marcus Aurelius. I constantly remind myself of this quote.

Posted by: Mainah at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (Boy/L)

54 The problem with ignoring this stuff is that it's left out there in the mind of the public, usually aided and amplified by the media. There is another way that does not involve ignoring the offender, denying the accusation (because now you're on the defensive) or worse, getting mad and sputtering in rage, which just makes you look stupid. I'm a big fan of haughty derision and mockery, but admittedly that's a lot harder to pull off than the other options.

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (ZsR3z)

55 I feel bad for saying it, but I don't care about educating them, I care about HURTING them, because it's all they do to us.

Sometimes a punch in the mouth is the proper response.

Posted by: Guzalot at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (prSvo)

56 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE SEAN HANNITY at July 22, 2021 10:13 AM (Pzzpr)


You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (Zz0t1)

57 Idiots make infantile assertions
___________

This is about me, isn't it?

You're dissing me just cuz I wrote a book whose central thesis is "two wrongs make a right"?

"Anti-racism" = the only way to remedy past racial discrimination against blacks is to mandate present racial discrimination against whites.

Hey, your kindergarten teacher might have been wrong! Did you ever think of that?

Posted by: Ibrahim X. Kendi at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (k4dH2)

58 Kid addressed parent as "birthing person".

What's he call dad? "Splatter Batter Provider"?

Oh, wait. I think I'm not supposed to assume the "birthing person" is a woman. Is that how this works?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (Bmy3R)

59 He keeps repeating that he is not going to play a doctor on radio or TV, that we need to do our research ourselves and make up our own minds.

'Heaven save me from my friends. I can deal with my enemies myself."
-- Voltaire
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:14 AM (/XOcP)

Surprisingly sane take from Hannity. Imagine that, treat people like adults!?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (csEWM)

60 You know when Joe Biden's eyes are all black and dilated and there's almost no white in them?

That monkey has the same damn eyes.

Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (VJsqe)

61 Psst... Hey Jennifer, Weasel has cooties, pass it on..
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:15 AM (OssQ4)


Hey Pencil Dick, have you seen Weasel's shooting vids? I'd not be trashing him, know what I'm sayin'?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (axyOa)

62 I'm blubber and you're goo!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (63Dwl)

63 The other half of this equation is that you can't retaliate. If you call someone who attacked you a dumb c*nt, stupid n*gger, or f*ggot, you're worse than Hitler.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (d9FiS)

64 "It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own." -Marcus Aurelius. I constantly remind myself of this quote.
Posted by: Mainah at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (Boy/L)



I've struggled with the latter of this most of my life. I've never really loved myself all that much, but that's a childhood / parent thing that I've worked to get over as well.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (Zz0t1)

65 The only logical response to the demands, insults and taunts of the wokerati is GFY.

Posted by: leber at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (MxeFh)

66
"It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other
people, but care more about their opinion than our own." -Marcus
Aurelius
==================
Marcus Aurelius....member of top ten most important human in western civilization?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (MLiKH)

67 "When are these dummies going to learn to use a doorknob?" ------------------- Someone said it last thread, his Lex Luther comes off as so endearing. Not creepy like Spacey. When he tells Superman that he knew about his plan all along and went along with it. Just great. I don't know if it is great acting or not, but it is fun to watch. Its a pretty dull movie without Hackman.
Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 22, 2021


***
His Luthor is not exactly endearing, but sort of chummy. Almost. Remember, he's supposed to be a megalomaniac supervillain. But he seems approachable in a way Doctor No or Auric Goldfinger or the Joker would not be.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (/XOcP)

68 Hola chamucos y chamucas

Posted by: jeet at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (g741k)

69 Biden has lifeless eyes,dolls eyes. Like two piss holes in a snow bank.

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (uUDKV)

70 "It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own." -Marcus Aurelius. I constantly remind myself of this quote.
Posted by: Mainah at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (Boy/L)


Dang...I've not read that before. I'm saving it. Thanxs.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (axyOa)

71
Hey Pencil Dick, have you seen Weasel's shooting vids? I'd not be trashing him, know what I'm sayin'?
Posted by: Diogenes


He'll sic his monster attack dog on you.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (63Dwl)

72 did everybody eat yet ?

Posted by: jeet at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (g741k)

73 The other half of this equation is that you can't retaliate. If you call someone who attacked you a dumb c*nt, stupid n*gger, or f*ggot, you're worse than Hitler.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

I've found a way out of this morass - don't call names. Rather, phrase it this way:

"Wait. You want me to be proud of you because you suck dicks? Right. HAHAHAHAHA"

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2021 10:19 AM (D44eV)

74 If you see racism everywhere, just might want to check the mirror for the real racist.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 22, 2021 10:14 AM (2SdPm)
++++
The deliberate ignorance and childlike reversal in this statement shows the depth of thinking and debate in the regressive White Wing. One of the key fights in which we engage is to make the wider population understand that systemic racism and sexism is so ingrained and so pervasive that it becomes invisible unless it is pointed out. The power structures of the contemporary culture are deeply oppressive, especially to women, trans people, and people of color. You need only to look at outcomes. All of these groups earn less than (white) men, all have fewer power positions in government and industry, all suffer from more marginality in their existence and dance closer to the precipice of bad outcomes. Every single element of every single structure is profoundly and systemically oppressive and you need only look at relative position and outcomes to see it.

Don't let the unsophisticated, childlike opposition fool you. These people just want to perpetuate their privilege.

Posted by: Your Kid's Sociology Professor at July 22, 2021 10:19 AM (3p5uk)

75 nchet

Posted by: klaftern at July 22, 2021 10:20 AM (r4sI4)

76 74 All of these groups earn less than (white) men, all have fewer power positions in government and industry, all suffer from more marginality in their existence and dance closer to the precipice of bad outcomes. Every single element of every single structure is profoundly and systemically oppressive and you need only look at relative position and outcomes to see it.

Don't let the unsophisticated, childlike opposition fool you. These people just want to perpetuate their privilege.
Posted by: Your Kid's Sociology Professor at July 22, 2021 10:19 AM (3p5uk)

===========

"Asian people are white, too."
-Your Kid's Sociology Professor's TA

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:20 AM (LvTSG)

77 I've never been called a racist in person but I have preemptively stated multiple times when race comes up that the USA is the least racist country in the world. It is though the country where race is discussed the most.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 22, 2021 10:20 AM (2DOZq)

78 Good one, Weasel. We can only control what WE do.

Posted by: m at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (ya129)

79
I say 'up your butt with a coconut'


but I am not an elected R in DC and terrified like Jeff Flake when confronted at the elevator

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (bTQ72)

80 Idiots make infantile assertions, but they can't always be ignored. Family is one place where the teachers or media cause hard to ignore friction. But also a boss, or a politician making decisions for us .. and now BigCorp is given the power to cancel our speech/accounts -- based on (legalized?) assertions of White Privilege and MAGA affiliation.

It should be the courts that take down this criminal use of race or political/religious as a means of "cancellation". But Soros AGs stand up for such abuse of power, prosecuting Kyle Rittenhouse, but releasing the real domestic terrorists (because they are FBI/CIA's own brown shirts?).

Posted by: illiniwek at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (Cus5s)

81 people need to fight back, they need to say no, but they don't. I am not talking regular people, but famous people on social media. They always back down and they are always hurting the next guy in line.

i can't stand almost any new fangled words of today. Cringey is one, that is used all the time. There are many others that I will never use. But the phrase I really can't stand is "This could never be made today". I keep asking why not? Are we such wimps that even satire or comedy can not be made today? If that is so, we are in deep trouble. "Once someone says that line in my presence, I lose all respect for them.

Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (F2/Ok)

82 2 Weasel rants are the best rants!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:04 AM (axyOa)

Suckup.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (II3Gr)

83 Hey Pencil Dick, have you seen Weasel's shooting vids? I'd not be trashing him, know what I'm sayin'?
Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (axyOa)

Plus he has acreage. Wooded acreage. And appropriate equipment.

They'd never find the body.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (qyH+l)

84 Kid addressed parent as "birthing person".

What's he call dad? "Splatter Batter Provider"?

Oh, wait. I think I'm not supposed to assume the "birthing person" is a woman. Is that how this works?

Posted by: Guy Smiley

Those type of kids have never met Dad.

Posted by: Jean at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (qYXpy)

85 14
Welk ... jeez
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2021 10:07 AM (pNxlR)

Another misspelling like that and you'll get a conch on the head.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (BgMrQ)

86 Weasel! Gun thre-- Morning rant!

*skims rant*

Well, if Butt Face isn't supposed to enrage me, what am I gonna do with my bloodthirsty pack of vengeance chihuahuas now?

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (Rnllb)

87 Don't let the unsophisticated, childlike opposition fool you. These people just want to perpetuate their privilege.
Posted by: Your Kid's Sociology Professor at July 22, 2021 10:19 AM (3p5uk)
------------

I see tenured university professorship in your future!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (2SdPm)

88 I've struggled with the latter of this most of my life. I've never really loved myself all that much, but that's a childhood / parent thing that I've worked to get over as well.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (Zz0t1)

Same. I spent way too much time when I was younger basing my actions off of what I thought others would think about me.

Posted by: Mainah at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (Boy/L)

89 Hey Pencil Dick, have you seen Weasel's shooting vids? I'd not be trashing him, know what I'm sayin'?
Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (axyOa)

Plus he has acreage. Wooded acreage. And appropriate equipment.

They'd never find the body.
Posted by: Fox2!

And friends with shovels

Posted by: Jean at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (qYXpy)

90 Dang...I've not read that before. I'm saving it. Thanxs.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:18 AM (axyOa)

His 'Meditations' is worth looking up. They are all like that. Considering he wrote them as things for he himself to read to act as motivation, and questions to think, I find they have more value.

Marcus Aurelius did not intend to write his stuff as a self help book for people living 1900 years later.

On the other hand, he still managed to have a blind spot and set up his crazy, infantile, venal and monstrous son as his heir.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:22 AM (csEWM)

91
"Wait. You want me to be proud of you because you suck dicks? Right. HAHAHAHAHA"
Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2021 10:19 AM (D44eV)


"You suck dick. That's all well and good. But what kind of PERSON are you? Do you shun me because I DON'T suck dick? Well, who's problem is THAT? It certainly isn't MINE, cocksucker."

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

92 >>Painting with a broad brush is a tacit admission by the left of the weakness of their position, and reacting to such an insult serves only to give it credibility.


Agreed, under normal circumstances.

The Left's current language -- including MSM and political leaders (especially political leaders) -- has gotten so dehumanizing that it's shades of Rawanda. There, the enemies were called "cockroaches," here non-progressives are called "Maggots" (spelled MAGAts) and worse. Same goes for the dehumanization of whites.

Posted by: Liz at July 22, 2021 10:22 AM (bDqIh)

93 XiNN has a hard-hitting expose . . .

Donie O'Sullivan
@donie
Checked in on a QAnon forum after Biden mentioned QAnon at CNN Town Hall.

Discussion there has turned to how the person on stage isn't really Biden....

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Now that's just ridiculous! If they'd had another Biden, why would they use that one?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:22 AM (d9FiS)

94 Problem is the name calling is only step 1. The next step is to use that name calling to get you canceled, get you fired from your job, destroy your life, and try to drive you to kill yourself. To update the old adage, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can cause a cascade that leads to suicide."

Posted by: Devildog_Dan at July 22, 2021 10:22 AM (R/gyP)

95 Nawlins is busy "urging" everybody to wear masks again indoors, but requiring public school students to do it. Gee, LaToya the Destroya, try a little harder to ruin the city you're supposed to be leading, can't ya?

On the amusing other hand, the Mercedes-Benz name as come off the Superdome. The license expired this month.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:23 AM (/XOcP)

96
Suckup.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (II3Gr)



Everyone's gotta suck some way. It might as well be UP.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:23 AM (Zz0t1)

97 I saw Operation Gorilla Stomp open for Birdsongs of the Mesozoic at TT the Bear's in '95.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2021 10:23 AM (2JVJo)

98 26 My highly effective replies are these:
I know you are, but what am I?I know you are, but what am I?
Oh, and, "I am rubber, you are glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you!"
Posted by: Gunslinger at July 22, 2021 10:09 AM (R2gO3)

I have been known to tell people that their mother dresses them funny. In business meetings. Not to a woman. I'm crazy, not stupid.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at July 22, 2021 10:23 AM (Wm5SB)

99 I always thought this kind of stuff was settled on the playground with a bloody nose. It's a brave new world!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 22, 2021 10:23 AM (L/RRl)

100

methinks it all depends on who is sucking yo dick right?


tigglypuff is a no

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 22, 2021 10:23 AM (bTQ72)

101 Looking forward to seeing some of you at the thing in the place this weekend.

*brushes leg hairs*

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (sjdRT)

102 Qanon was always an op

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (uUDKV)

103 On the other hand, he still managed to have a blind spot and set up his crazy, infantile, venal and monstrous son as his heir.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Joe is Marcus Aurelius' son?!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (d9FiS)

104 The other half of this equation is that you can't retaliate. If you call someone who attacked you a dumb c*nt, stupid n*gger, or f*ggot, you're worse than Hitler.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (d9FiS)

But all trolls are still Average Joe, who sucks cock by choice.

It's in the Orientation Guide!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (/1yvx)

105 Dune trailer does not look bad. I like the woman they got for Paul's mother (sexy redhead from Mission Impossible.) Still do not get Zendaya.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (csEWM)

106 OT: In a real shocker, the WHO has called for a more thorough investigation into Covid's origins, and doesn't explicitly rule out the lab leak hypothesis.

In a non-shocker, China is shocked and offended that WHO would endorse such a thing. It's really a shocker, because China bought and paid for their desired result and WHO is reneging on their end of the bargain. https://tinyurl.com/2uppajjw

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (ZsR3z)

107 Is hannity pushing the vaccines?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (csEWM)


As is DeSantis, I am told.

I always said he was bound to do something that would disappoint me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (2JVJo)

108
Kid addressed parent as "birthing person".
Parent replied, "yes, financial drain?"

Posted by: rickb223


Hit 'em where it hurts:
"YOU'RE the one paying MY Social Security!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2021 10:25 AM (pNxlR)

109 37 This post is part weasel, part monkey. I thought we were done with the chimera research, Dr. Fauci?

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (Dqgwb)

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Fauci is currently working on funding, developing, and releasing the Rainbow Monkey Dildo virus with corresponding vaccines and variants.

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 10:25 AM (Cyk6o)

110 Not saying we respond in kind w/the name-calling, just don't want to overlook that this sure seems like it is an organized *political* op more than simply Lefties being emotional and unable to argue, resorting to ugly slurs.

Posted by: Liz at July 22, 2021 10:25 AM (bDqIh)

111 This very pretty lady *never* resorts to ad hominem attack:
https://is.gd/oTMZbh

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 10:25 AM (3p5uk)

112 There's a good, short, easily digestible book on name-calling and other insults: A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--and Why They Shouldn't (William B. Irvine).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 10:25 AM (QU5/8)

113 methinks it all depends on who is sucking yo dick right?

tigglypuff is a no
Posted by: will choose a nic later

I have been so loaded before that I couldn't crawl out of the ditch. But not so drunk that trigglypuff would be acceptable. Zounds!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2021 10:25 AM (D44eV)

114 A fake Biden has to be better than a real one. If he makes sense, that's the tell.

Posted by: klaftern at July 22, 2021 10:26 AM (r4sI4)

115 Well, Weasel is a gun nut. At least that's what I heard.




Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at July 22, 2021 10:26 AM (vcOmj)

116 Suckup.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (II3Gr)


Everyone's gotta suck some way. It might as well be UP.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:23 AM (Zz0t1)

Kamala Harris' secret to success.

Not exactly Marcus Aurelius, is she?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:26 AM (csEWM)

117 But the phrase I really can't stand is "This could never be made today". I keep asking why not? Are we such wimps that even satire or comedy can not be made today?

Yes. Yes, we are. How could you have missed this?

If that is so, we are in deep trouble.

Yes. Yes, we are. That's the whole point of the comment.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 22, 2021 10:26 AM (nfrXX)

118 The other half of this equation is that you can't retaliate. If you call someone who attacked you a dumb c*nt, stupid n*gger, or f*ggot, you're worse than Hitler.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

I've found a way out of this morass - don't call names. Rather, phrase it this way:

"Wait. You want me to be proud of you because you suck dicks? Right. HAHAHAHAHA"
Posted by: Tonypete

I just walk away quietly, until I can establish and alibi and grab some gloves.

Posted by: Jean at July 22, 2021 10:26 AM (qYXpy)

119 I've seldom had to reply verbally to insults. Even when I was a little kid, Mom would admonish me for staring at somebody in a mean way. Over the years I've developed the malocchio and I proudly say it scares the fuck out of a lot of people.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 22, 2021 10:26 AM (I58tH)

120 Dune trailer does not look bad. I like the woman they got for Paul's mother (sexy redhead from Mission Impossible.) Still do not get Zendaya.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (csEWM)



Trailers usually NEVER look bad. It's their job to pull all the exciting or excellent parts of a movie and put them out there to get you exited to see it.

How many times have you gone to the theater or sat on your couch for a movie and been disappointed?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:27 AM (Zz0t1)

121 Well said, Weasel.

Thank you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 22, 2021 10:27 AM (9vG6o)

122 90 Aetius451AD, his Meditations are loaded with good counsel.

Did Aurelius persecute Christians or not?

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:27 AM (Rnllb)

123 Watch even Apollo 13 and think about that movie being made today. The whiz kids that solve the technical problems would become women, blacks and trannies....

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2021 10:27 AM (uUDKV)

124 "It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own." -Marcus Aurelius. I constantly remind myself of this quote.
Posted by: Mainah at July 22, 2021 10:16 AM (Boy/L)


I don't like myself at all. And other people's opinions (imagined or real) can send me into a depressive tailspin for days.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

125 In the previous Thread, our pro-tem host, Mr. Weasel, made the observation '-5 points for the pinkie ring' regarding the subject of the hand-curated art impeccably selected by Mr. Dildo.

Mr. Weasel's observation clearly indicates he has never lived in Las Vegas.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (a3Q+t)

126 >Posted by: nurse ratched at July 22, 2021 10:27 AM (9vG6o)


'sup baby?

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (sjdRT)

127
On the amusing other hand, the Mercedes-Benz name as come off the Superdome. The license expired this month.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Now's the time for Cannibal Bob to seize the day -- "Cannibal Bob's House o' Good Eats" would work for the name just dandy!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (pNxlR)

128 I've developed the malocchio and I proudly say it scares the fuck out of a lot of people.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

Well as long as you don't give them the evil eye.

Oh, wait a minute. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (D44eV)

129 There's a good, short, easily digestible book on name-calling and other insults: A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--and Why They Shouldn't (William B. Irvine).
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021


***
And if you can't avoid insults (or just love good comedy), Louis A. Safian's classic 2000 Insults for All Occasions (1967) is a winner.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (/XOcP)

130 How many times have you gone to the theater or sat on your couch for a movie and been disappointed?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:27 AM (Zz0t1)
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Heh, yeah, nothing like going to a movie and finding out the trailer was the movie.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (2SdPm)

131 Qanon was always an op
Posted by: steevy


Yeah, that became somewhat more obvious as time went by.
It was an "Op" to keep us Trumpinistas pacified that it was all "under control". Just trust the plan.

Well, there was no plan. It was all utter BS.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (vcOmj)

132 "Asian people are white, too."
-Your Kid's Sociology Professor's TA

-
I thought we were turning Japanese.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (d9FiS)

133 "____ could never be made today" sadly applies to a lot more than cultural products.

Mount Rushmore could never be made today (woke folk, environmentalists).
The Saint Louis Arch could never be made today (OSHA)
The Hoover Dam could never be made today (OSHA, environmentalists, green energy folks)

We are surrounded by physical plant - be it practical like a dam or commemorative like a monument - that could never be reproduced today for any price.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (3p5uk)

134 Hiya Weasel !

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2021 10:29 AM (arJlL)

135
From what actors superstitiously call "the Scottish play."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:13 AM (/XOcP)


*patty cakes stupidly*

HOT POTATO, OFF HIS DRAWERS, PUCK WILL MAKE AMENDS!!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 22, 2021 10:29 AM (n+4am)

136 120 Trailers usually NEVER look bad. It's their job to pull all the exciting or excellent parts of a movie and put them out there to get you exited to see it.

How many times have you gone to the theater or sat on your couch for a movie and been disappointed?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:27 AM (Zz0t1)

=========

I'm predisposed to want to see Dune, so the trailer excites me, but the larger point is valid. The spell of trailers broke for me with The Mummy Returns. Farking awesome trailer that. Not terribly great movie that.

Ever since, I've seen them as pieces of marketing, not art in and of themselves. They are designed to sell a product, nothing more.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:29 AM (LvTSG)

137 When called a racist, ask your adversary to give you a specific example of your racism. When they spin their wheels for too long, respond with "you got nothin". If they say something about your support of voter ID laws explain to them that if they think blacks can't get IDs then THEY are the racist.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 22, 2021 10:29 AM (eKwcp)

138 Aetius451AD, his Meditations are loaded with good counsel.

Did Aurelius persecute Christians or not?
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021


***
I think I recall reading that he did, but out of a sense of duty, that he thought they were traitors to the state -- not out of vindictiveness or religious conviction.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:30 AM (/XOcP)

139 I absolutely take offense to words like racist from the left. This is no longer about them losing and argument their words are meant to dehumanize you, other you. This done for darker more nefarious reasons and we are watching it and reading it daily. This is so when they decide to murder us it will be more palatable for the squeamish on their side (if that even exists).

Call me racist white supremacist and I'll beat the living shit out of you. We like to say "fuck you war" Breitbart style, well I fucking mean it.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2021 10:30 AM (0jZnq)

140 I thought we were turning Japanese.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (d9FiS)
++++
Only clandestinely. I'm a Secret Asian Man.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

141 128 Tonypete, you know where I grew up. I've been complimented by some of the goombahs I went to school with on my malocchio quality.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 22, 2021 10:30 AM (I58tH)

142 "...a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 22, 2021 10:08 AM (AiZBA)


That's William Faulkner.
Posted by: Andrea Mitchell

Tale told by an idiot? Sounds more like CNN.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:31 AM (d9FiS)

143 I've developed the malocchio and I proudly say it scares the f*** out of a lot of people.
I'm a stinkeye man, myself.

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2021 10:31 AM (ZsR3z)

144 LaToya the Destroya

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I saw LaToya the Destroya open for Godzilla Raids Again at a Skyway Drive-In double-feature in '68.

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 10:31 AM (Cyk6o)

145 could never be made today" sadly applies to a lot more than cultural products.

Mount Rushmore could never be made today (woke folk, environmentalists).
The Saint Louis Arch could never be made today (OSHA)
The Hoover Dam could never be made today (OSHA, environmentalists, green energy folks)

We are surrounded by physical plant - be it practical like a dam or commemorative like a monument - that could never be reproduced today for any price.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Look that the little bitches trying to slow down Elon

Posted by: Jean at July 22, 2021 10:31 AM (qYXpy)

146
Watch even Apollo 13 and think about that movie being made today. The whiz kids that solve the technical problems would become women, blacks and trannies....
Posted by: steevy


And the attribution of the mission-saving command "Set SCE to AUX" from Apollo 12 would be, "It's one of my vibrator's settings!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2021 10:31 AM (pNxlR)

147 140 Only clandestinely. I'm a Secret Asian Man.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

==========

I identify as Chairman Mao's great grandson.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

148 "Sometime in kindergarten or first grade most of us learned not to be bothered by being called names."

Calling people nasty names is at least 75% of AoSHQ content. It's all about the lulz.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at July 22, 2021 10:31 AM (qpX6U)

149 I saw LaToya the Destroya open for Godzilla Raids Again at a Skyway Drive-In double-feature in '68.
Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021


***
And she hasn't changed a bit in 53 years.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:32 AM (/XOcP)

150 122 90 Aetius451AD, his Meditations are loaded with good counsel.

Did Aurelius persecute Christians or not?
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:27 AM (Rnllb)

I have not seen a lot. He is viewed favorably by most of the histories I have ever seen (other than the Commodus shit.) He almost universally was dealing with external threats and internal, devastating plagues (i.e. Marcus' reign is almost the epitome of 'bigger things to worry about'.)

He is also one of the few stoics who rose that high. Just does not strike me that he would ever have the time or inclination. He and Trajan are the two who have come off the best (Trajan especially) as I have gone back through things. Hadrian comes off the worst (in my opinion.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:32 AM (csEWM)

151 Look that the little bitches trying to slow down Elon
Posted by: Jean at July 22, 2021 10:31 AM (qYXpy)
++++
Musk's an odd duck. Good or bad, though, he fights and achieves on his own terms.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 10:32 AM (3p5uk)

152 Did Aurelius persecute Christians or not?
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021

***
I think I recall reading that he did, but out of a sense of duty, that he thought they were traitors to the state -- not out of vindictiveness or religious conviction.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

And the persecutions are going to come back again, for this and other reasons.
We won't have to wait long, either.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at July 22, 2021 10:32 AM (vcOmj)

153 Why do they call them cannibals, if they don't eat from cans ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2021 10:33 AM (arJlL)

154 Over the years I've developed the malocchio and I proudly say it scares the fuck out of a lot of people.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 22, 2021 10:26 AM (I58tH)

Yep, my Stink-Eye Game is on point too. Being part Guinea, I was born with the mal'occh' gene.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 22, 2021 10:33 AM (Bmy3R)

155 Only clandestinely. I'm a Secret Asian Man.
Hah! I actually thought that was the lyric when I was a wee sprite.

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2021 10:33 AM (ZsR3z)

156 Unilever (UL PLC) opens down 5.2% @55.68

Posted by: SMOD at July 22, 2021 10:33 AM (RHGPo)

157 156 Unilever (UL PLC) opens down 5.2% @55.68
Posted by: SMOD at July 22, 2021 10:33 AM (RHGPo)

==========

It would help if they expanded into the multi-lever market.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:34 AM (LvTSG)

158 Good rant Weasel

Posted by: Sam Blozer at July 22, 2021 10:34 AM (B5YiH)

159 137 When called a racist, ask your adversary to give you a specific example of your racism. When they spin their wheels for too long, respond with "you got nothin". If they say something about your support of voter ID laws explain to them that if they think blacks can't get IDs then THEY are the racist.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 22, 2021 10:29 AM (eKwcp)

I used to believe a response was the best course of action... now I just tell em to go f__k themselves.
No one proclaiming you racist has the tiniest notion they could be incorrect nor persuaded.

Posted by: Inogame at July 22, 2021 10:35 AM (53oGX)

160 140 Only clandestinely. I'm a Secret Asian Man.

No lie, not even being aware yet that it was an old Johnny Rivers cover, when DEVO came out with it I swore that's what they were singing. My friends and I all sang along "secret Asian man..."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 22, 2021 10:35 AM (Bmy3R)

161 Why do they call them cannibals, if they don't eat from cans ?
Posted by: JT at July 22, 2021 10:33 AM


Wouldn't asking if their gonads were sealed metal containers be a better question?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2021 10:35 AM (a3Q+t)

162
It would help if they expanded into the multi-lever market.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Diversify!

Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2021 10:35 AM (oNoS3)

163 Something I've long said about the "N" word and all the other euphemisms. (yet Blacks use it all the time)

By raising so far above all other words they have given it more power and as such they have been the ones that have imbued it with the power to hurt and anger.

No one else did it but the left and the Blacks at the coercion of the left or who are doing so for their own gain.

If all words are equal then none of them can hurt you. They're just vibrating air or ink on a surface.

And this is done purposely by the left. That's what political correctness was/is all about. Control the words control the narrative control the narrative and control minds and emotions control minds and emotions and rule them.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 22, 2021 10:35 AM (wb4G5)

164 He almost universally was dealing with external threats and internal, devastating plagues (i.e. Marcus' reign is almost the epitome of 'bigger things to worry about'.) . . .

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021


***
His was the reign at the end of the 80-90 years of "Five Good Emperors" that had begun about 100 AD, after Domitian. As Gibbon said, a man could have lived his entire life during that period and had a really good existence for those times.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:36 AM (/XOcP)

165 So, let me get this right... If it wasn't for Q, we would have all rose up en masse and "done something" about all this?

Not buying that for a.minute. The plan was real, and it failed.

The history of war is littered with very real plans that failed. Every power that ever lost a war had several plans. After losing, how many people just decided to deny that there was ever a plan in the first place? That would be an incredibly disingenuous claim.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:36 AM (OssQ4)

166
Unilever (UL PLC) opens down 5.2% @55.68
Posted by: SMOD


I guess NOT selling Ben and Jerry's in the Palestine Occupied Territories really took the wind out of their sales.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2021 10:36 AM (pNxlR)

167 There is the "Jesus method" ..
"You say that I am a racist"

Posted by: SMOD at July 22, 2021 10:36 AM (RHGPo)

168 I've been complimented by some of the goombahs I went to school with on my malocchio quality.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

A very valuable skill in today's world.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2021 10:37 AM (D44eV)

169 No lie, not even being aware yet that it was an old Johnny Rivers cover, when DEVO came out with it I swore that's what they were singing. My friends and I all sang along "secret Asian man..."
Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 22, 2021


***
Devo did a version? Off to YooToob, my good man!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:37 AM (/XOcP)

170 "When called a racist, ask your adversary to give you a specific example of your racism."

Just say "Yeah I'm a racist. So What?" Since when did racism become The Worst Thing In The World? The only reason the epithet has any power is that folks on Right and Left continue to agree that Racism Is Bad.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at July 22, 2021 10:37 AM (qpX6U)

171
The new Dune flick will look fantastic, and will probably be reasonably well-written, I think. The Frog/Canuckian director really hasn't stepped on his dick with his filmmaking in the past, so I doubt he'll do it now.

Although changing book's term "jihad" into "crusade" in the first trailer gives me pause.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 22, 2021 10:37 AM (n+4am)

172
We are surrounded by physical plant - be it practical like a dam or commemorative like a monument - that could never be reproduced today for any price.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

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In the future, the massive, pointless infrastructure expansions will become necessary. Whatever those look like oughta be interesting. Maybe Trinidad, CO will suddenly boast a 5,000-acre medical campus called the Great Patriotic Gender Affirmation Center.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 22, 2021 10:38 AM (JN3xP)

173 The history of war is littered with very real plans that failed.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:36 AM


But it was a good plan!

Posted by: Maginot Line at July 22, 2021 10:38 AM (a3Q+t)

174 "The left sucks. They destroy. They're a parasite. And they have no end game. Once they've destroyed, they look for more to destroy. What happens when they've destroyed everything?"

imo, the left are tools of the Oligarch Elite (DeepState, DavosCrowd, whatever). All their most divisive characters (Obama, Abrams, TheSquad) have been propped up in power as a weapon, using Critical Theory as the base of Divide and Conquer destruction of all cohesive American units (family, church, schools, etc.).

Destruction of the BigThreat, American Liberty, is a priority. They can't allow free elections ... end game is the oligarchs own and run the world, which entails destroying the middle class (Wray actively identifies and attacks US). My guess is the BigBank guys do not plan to let CCP win in the end, CCP is a rival gang, but useful for destroying our middle class.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 22, 2021 10:38 AM (Cus5s)

175 Only clandestinely. I'm a Secret Asian Man.

No lie, not even being aware yet that it was an old Johnny Rivers cover, when DEVO came out with it I swore that's what they were singing. My friends and I all sang along "secret Asian man..."
Posted by: Guy Smiley

No one did it better than Bill Murray as the creepy lounge singer.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2021 10:38 AM (D44eV)

176 How do we not there aren't political prisoners in Gitmo already? Why do we assume this is a future event?

Posted by: Max Power at July 22, 2021 10:39 AM (QCc6B)

177 150 Gracias.

It's about time for me to re-read him.

Daily quotes from Marcus Aurelius on Twitter would probably cause a singularity.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:39 AM (Rnllb)

178 You're a racist!

No, I'm a bigot. I hate everybody. There are even days I don't like myself.

Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2021 10:39 AM (oNoS3)

179 Might as well go right to the heart of the matter. If the left calls you racist, homophobe, etc. Just respond with, "You have no power over my beliefs or actions, and you never will."

May seem strange to other people, but the leftist will know exactly what you are talking about.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 22, 2021 10:39 AM (UuD2k)

180 Somebody should pass the word to the palis that they are being deprived of ice cream by two Jews from Burlington VT. After all, there's palis in their boycott area. "I want ice cream I keel you".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 22, 2021 10:39 AM (I58tH)

181 Weasel rants are the best rants!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:04 AM (axyOa)

Suckup.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 22, 2021 10:21 AM (II3Gr)


I'd of replied to this earlier but I saw Joe Mannix's post and well, frankly, forgot what clever and perfectly snide comeback I had.
So you're off the hook, this time.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:39 AM (axyOa)

182 Okay, checked out Devo's "Secret Agent Man." I'll stick with Johnny Rivers, thanks.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 10:40 AM (/XOcP)

183 Ad Hominen Attacks: I do make an exception for calling a communist a communist, as it is a quick shorthand for all the ills that particular philosophy always brings; if needed, I can always explain in a multitude of ways why, including the 100+ Million people it killed in the 20th Century and the 100's of millions its still holds in political, physical, and economic despair. Any voluteers from the left wanting to move to Venezuela? Danny Glover? Sean Penn?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 22, 2021 10:40 AM (ynpvh)

184 the market keeps going up. Sure it is slightly down today but that is nothing. I am not rooting against the market but I am seeing what is obvious. Sure there are reasons such as inflation and an economy coming back from the Wuflu. But anyone who doesn't understand that everyone on Wall Street is all in on Biden and they also have reasons to want it to go up is missing out. My guess is this continues until the next election.
These guys want to be right, they don't want to hurt their guy. Who cares what the price of gas or basic foods reaches? They can keep pointing to the stock market.

Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 10:41 AM (F2/Ok)

185 63 The other half of this equation is that you can't retaliate. If you call someone who attacked you a dumb c*nt, stupid n*gger, or f*ggot, you're worse than Hitler.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:17 AM (d9FiS)

This is true, but I think that even this goes both ways. First, while I can't control what other people may call me, I can control my response - which is Weasel's point. The other part of this is that I don't need to insult anyone by a disparaging term. I've found that its use actually degrades me a little, by making the other person less than human in my eyes. If I can start by denigrating them verbally, what else could I do from there?

My bigger point, I suppose, is that it bothers me that there are insults that are acceptable, even in this Woke period - ones like 'wh**e tr**h' or 'r*dn**k', for instance. I would never, ever call anyone that, even in jest. I'm really not trying to be holier than thou, here, but I've even worked on stopping swearing as well, for the same reason. It does degrade me more than the listener. It has helped my outlook on things in general when I do that.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 22, 2021 10:41 AM (HvCpa)

186 The N word is basically non existent to white people these days so the race hustlers have attempted to claim other words and symbols as racist. That's where I draw the line and use those words as they were intended to push back against their game.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 22, 2021 10:41 AM (2DOZq)

187 This Weasel feller is right.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 10:41 AM (H3kOD)

188 Being Red headed, I endured a lot of name calling. Instead of the lesson you learned, I learned how to fight. Got pretty good at it too. It wasn't until I joined the Military that I learned to ignore it.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at July 22, 2021 10:42 AM (jsWA8)

189 Denying there was a plan after the fact is like Pee Wee Herman crashing his bike, then claiming he meant to do that.

Or something.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:42 AM (OssQ4)

190 I don't like myself at all. And other people's opinions (imagined or real) can send me into a depressive tailspin for days.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

I hear ya on that. I struggle with trying to not let those thoughts impact me as much. I can't control what they think, I can only control what my response is.

Posted by: Mainah at July 22, 2021 10:42 AM (Boy/L)

191 161 Because they're optimists.

Nobody wants can'tnibals around, bringing people down.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:42 AM (Rnllb)

192 Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will get your ass kicked.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2021 10:42 AM (0jZnq)

193 My bigger point, I suppose, is that it bothers me that there are insults that are acceptable, even in this Woke period - ones like 'wh**e tr**h' or 'r*dn**k', for instance. I would never, ever call anyone that, even in jest. I'm really not trying to be holier than thou, here, but I've even worked on stopping swearing as well, for the same reason. It does degrade me more than the listener. It has helped my outlook on things in general when I do that.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 22, 2021 10:41 AM (HvCpa)



All you really have to say to them, and it drives them Nucking Futs, is "I will pray for you. God Bless!"

You win and they will sit and stew on that for HOURS, miserable.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 10:42 AM (Zz0t1)

194 Remember that smug Alabama MD yesterday telling tales about all of the young people dying of the spicy flu left and right under her care? Yeah, about that...

https://tinyurl.com/k42mhdef

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 22, 2021 10:42 AM (DXFDM)

195 "When called a racist, ask your adversary to give you a specific example of your racism."

Asking questions is always a good way to put the offender on the defensive. It's particularly so when the offender has clearly done zero thinking about the issue. I'm fond of "Please define racism for me so we're all on the same page". That's enough to trip up most of these clowns.

If they respond with something about attributing traits, usually negative ones, to a particular race, one can that ask "oh, you mean like saying white people are inherently racist?".

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2021 10:43 AM (ZsR3z)

196
The history of war is littered with very real plans that failed.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:36 AM

But it was a good plan!
Posted by: Maginot Line at July 22, 2021 10:38 AM (a3Q+t)



Actually, the Maginot Line WAS a good plan, which is why the Nazi sausage-eaters bypassed it completely. But the Frogs didn't follow through on the plan to the extent needed to succeed (and depended too much on the Belgians).

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 22, 2021 10:43 AM (n+4am)

197 162
It would help if they expanded into the multi-lever market.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Diversify!
Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2021 10:35 AM (oNoS3)

...Yo Bonds Bitch!!!

Posted by: Wu Tang Financial at July 22, 2021 10:44 AM (BgMrQ)

198 But the Frogs didn't follow through on the plan to the extent needed to succeed (and depended too much on the Belgians).
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

Well they waffled so. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2021 10:44 AM (D44eV)

199 Over the years I've developed the malocchio and I proudly say it scares the fuck out of a lot of people.
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LOL. Scares my kids when I give the sideeye to some bumbling bureaucratic wannabe. They can hustle me out of someplace faster than I have ever seen them move before.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2021 10:44 AM (MIKMs)

200 190 I don't like myself at all. And other people's opinions (imagined or real) can send me into a depressive tailspin for days.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (2JVJo)


I absolutely adore myself. I can't imagine taking anyone's negative opinion of me seriously enough to think twice about.

Posted by: jwest at July 22, 2021 10:45 AM (/BlEx)

201 Meh.

I'm okay. I guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:45 AM (LvTSG)

202 I'm a racist?

That makes you a pedophile. Karen. Karen. Help.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 10:45 AM (H3kOD)

203 Actually, the Maginot Line WAS a good plan, which is why the Nazi sausage-eaters bypassed it completely. But the Frogs didn't follow through on the plan to the extent needed to succeed (and depended too much on the Belgians).
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 22, 2021 10:43 AM (n+4am)

They didn't learn from WW1 which is probably the biggest avoidable military failure I can think of.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 22, 2021 10:45 AM (2DOZq)

204 There are ways to turn it around. For instance, being called a racist: "Why, because I believe treating everybody the same no matter what their color? Don't you believe the same?"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 22, 2021 10:46 AM (ynpvh)

205 The problem with Dune is that they apparently haven't made the second half of the book. And the director has publicly whinged about the burden of doing so. I'm not signing on to see a movie that consists of the Harkonnens kicking ass. I understand that kind of misery tourism is very popular these days (e.g., Game of Thrones). But I'm a hard no on the picture at this point.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 10:46 AM (QU5/8)

206 198 The Belgians waffled, making the French toast.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:47 AM (Rnllb)

207 Mount Rushmore could never be made today (woke folk, environmentalists).
The Saint Louis Arch could never be made today (OSHA)
The Hoover Dam could never be made today (OSHA, environmentalists, green energy folks)

Posted by: Joe Mannix

Free Hetch Hetchy!!!!
Make San Francisco a desert again!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 22, 2021 10:47 AM (xgwUd)

208 A few of the many many things that are far worse than racism: murder, rape, armed robbery, carjacking, home invasions, drive-by shootings, arson, rioting.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at July 22, 2021 10:47 AM (qpX6U)

209 I absolutely adore myself. I can't imagine taking anyone's negative opinion of me seriously enough to think twice about.
Posted by: jwest at July 22, 2021 10:45 AM (/BlEx)

I would have never guessed that.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 22, 2021 10:47 AM (2DOZq)

210 >But I'm a hard no on the picture at this point.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 10:46 AM (QU5/


Whatevs. At least I didn't have to work with Sting this time.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 22, 2021 10:48 AM (sjdRT)

211 206 198 The Belgians waffled, making the French toast.
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:47 AM (Rnllb)

Nicely done. That was a big fat pitch, waiting to get hit.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 22, 2021 10:48 AM (HvCpa)

212 205 The problem with Dune is that they apparently haven't made the second half of the book. And the director has publicly whinged about the burden of doing so. I'm not signing on to see a movie that consists of the Harkonnens kicking ass. I understand that kind of misery tourism is very popular these days (e.g., Game of Thrones). But I'm a hard no on the picture at this point.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 10:46 AM (QU5/

Wait...WUT???

Please tell me you're kidding. They broke this into two separate movies, and they haven't made the second one!?!?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 22, 2021 10:49 AM (BgMrQ)

213 Etobicoke gym bans vaccinated people
"For the safety of our members, the Fearless Boxing Club will no longer be accepting those who received the experimental Covid vaccine," gym co-founder Mohammed Abedeen said in an Instagram story, which he later shared to Facebook.
[Etobicoke is Toronto's west-end.]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 22, 2021 10:49 AM (UHVv4)

214 206 198 The Belgians waffled, making the French toast.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:47 AM (Rnllb)

Kudos to an analysis that wasn't pancaked in too much batter.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 22, 2021 10:49 AM (ynpvh)

215 207 Mount Rushmore could never be made today (woke folk, environmentalists).
The Saint Louis Arch could never be made today (OSHA)
The Hoover Dam could never be made today (OSHA, environmentalists, green energy folks)

Posted by: Joe Mannix

The Keystone XL pipeline was applied for under GWB's administration, around 2006-7.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 22, 2021 10:49 AM (UuD2k)

216 205 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 10:46 AM (QU5/

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No, Villeneuve is signed for a second film, if it happens. It's just that Warner Bros. didn't greenlight both films at the same time, predicating the production of the second on the success of the first. I think it's one reason he got really mad and wrote that article for Variety about how much he disliked WB's move to do day and date releases through 2021 with all their movies on HBO Max.

We already got one movie that tried to squeeze everything into 2 hours and 17 minutes, and it's barely what one could call a movie in the end. It's also unclear at this point where the movie ends. It pretty obviously doesn't end with the attack on Arrakeen, there's too much in the trailers from what happens afterwards. I have a feeling that it ends with the beginning of the Paul led rebellion.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

217 190 I don't like myself at all. And other people's opinions (imagined or real) can send me into a depressive tailspin for days.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

My wife is the same way, she is on a constant crusade to be all things to all people. I try to keep her grounded a bit.
I can't really point to where I stopped being concerned at what others wanted from me but one day it happened. I realized I actually knew what I wanted and how I wanted to get there and I stopped concerning myself with others opinions on the matter.
In no way am I implying that I'm somehow special, in fact I'm probably describing things poorly.
Best example I have is, I had a colleague that gave excellent career advice. We would talk about my career goals and he would tell me what he thought and on several occasions I had to look him straight in the eye and say, you know.. that's really great advice and I have no doubt it will help but I will not do that, it doesn't fit principally who I am. Unlike David French, I care about such things.

Posted by: Inogame at July 22, 2021 10:49 AM (53oGX)

218 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
Replying to @tomselliott
Biden: Our multi trillion dollar spending bills "will reduce inflation, reduce inflation, reduce inflation"

-
Well, thank God thank God thank God!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:49 AM (d9FiS)

219 They didn't learn from WW1 which is probably the biggest avoidable military failure I can think of.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 22, 2021 10:45 AM (2DOZq)

They did not get the Belgians on side. if you are going to make a wall, make the wall. if someone can go around it for sure it won't work. The Germans had lots of ideas too, and they got eaten up really in both theaters. Sure their first moves were something, but after that, it was basically a bust.

Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 10:50 AM (F2/Ok)

220 I would have never guessed that.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 22, 2021 10:47 AM (2DOZq)

That's because I do such a good job of being modest and quiet. Just a few of my many qualities.

Posted by: jwest at July 22, 2021 10:50 AM (/BlEx)

221 Bear, even the second half of Dune wouldn't be nearly enough. Dune isn't complete without finishing with God Emperor of Dune -- no more than LoTR is just by doing Fellowship.

And that project is too big for anything short of a multi-phase MCU-style lineup of movies, over a decade.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:50 AM (OssQ4)

222 205 The problem with Dune is that they apparently haven't made the second half of the book. And the director has publicly whinged about the burden of doing so. I'm not signing on to see a movie that consists of the Harkonnens kicking ass. I understand that kind of misery tourism is very popular these days (e.g., Game of Thrones). But I'm a hard no on the picture at this point.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 10:46 AM (QU5/

One of the biggest problems I have with Dune is that it is not exactly... happy in any sense.

-Harkonnens are evil and disgusting. They slaughter most of the Atredies. Paul finds the Fremen, whips the Harkonnen. Sandworms. Paul establishes a quasi-religious empire. Duncan comes back to life as a clone. Paul's sister gets REALLY WEIRD. His children are weird. Paul wanders off. His son turns into a worm and establishes a totalitarian religious dictatorship (whatever order you want to go with on that one.)

Yay?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:51 AM (csEWM)

223 If they respond with something about attributing traits, usually negative ones, to a particular race, one can that ask "oh, you mean like saying white people are inherently racist?".
Posted by: pep at July 22, 2021 10:43 AM (ZsR3z)


Once, while still in uniform, I was sitting at an airport and a bitchy old used up skank of a hippy chick called me a baby killer. I said What? She repeated it. I said (loudly) You are accusing me of killing children???
She calls me an asshole.
An airport cop was nearby and I waved him over. I told him that this woman has accused me of killing children, a violation of both the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the Geneva Convention. It makes me subject to trial in the World Court and punishable by death.
She gets all bitchy and walks away. The cop was trying not to laugh.
It was fun.


Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)

224 The Belgians waffled, making the French toast.
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:47 AM (Rnllb)

Probably used a huge amount of Maple Syrup too!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 22, 2021 10:51 AM (xgwUd)

225 Jobless claims rise again, unexpectedly.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 22, 2021 10:51 AM (Y5qcH)

226 Do they still have statues of leaders past in Russia or China?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 10:52 AM (H3kOD)

227 Etobicoke gym bans vaccinated people
"For the safety of our members, the Fearless Boxing Club will no longer be accepting those who received the experimental Covid vaccine," gym co-founder Mohammed Abedeen said in an Instagram story, which he later shared to Facebook.
[Etobicoke is Toronto's west-end.]
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 22, 2021 10:49 AM (UHVv4)

The irony, it burns.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2021 10:52 AM (/1yvx)

228

WANG is up!

Posted by: Gallagher at July 22, 2021 10:52 AM (kd9w9)

229 Whatevs. At least I didn't have to work with Sting this time.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 22, 2021 10:48 AM (sjdRT)

...

Terry Gilliam executed him in Baron Munchausen. You might enjoy that.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 22, 2021 10:52 AM (yL25O)

230 214 211 Gracias!

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 10:52 AM (Rnllb)

231 Qanon was always an op
Posted by: steevy


Yeah, that became somewhat more obvious as time went by.
It was an "Op" to keep us Trumpinistas pacified that it was all "under control". Just trust the plan.

Well, there was no plan. It was all utter BS.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at July 22, 2021 10:28 AM (vcOmj)

what are the chances that jack straw was part of Q ? Just asking, not blaming

Posted by: jeet at July 22, 2021 10:52 AM (g741k)

232 222 Yay?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:51 AM (csEWM)

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Well, the ultimate point of it all is that will to power is a thing and those who wield it are almost all awful. Paul is never a good guy, ever, in my opinion. He's a manipulative leader who uses a native people and their belief system to claim ultimate power for himself.

Leto II is better, but in order to correct humanity's stagnation he has to become a literal monster for thousands of years and rule like a tyrant.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (LvTSG)

233 in the Civil War, most plans failed in the end. Sure there were great tactics and strategems. But there were amazing blunders on almost every battlefield. From a strategic standpoint a commander wanted to destroy his enemy and made a plan to do that in the beginning. But that almost never happened, and I am talking 90 percent of the time.

Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (F2/Ok)

234 JoJo Waterhead, upon hearing instructions from the Kalorama White House, will announce the minting of a one trillion dollar coin. Yeah, it's a manhole cover with Krylon silver paint, but what will the rubes ever know.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (I58tH)

235 A few of the many many things that are far worse than racism: murder, rape, armed robbery, carjacking, home invasions, drive-by shootings, arson, rioting.
Posted by: Peel gp A Grape

Dude, just say Chicago.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (d9FiS)

236
Guderian, I think it was in the book Panzer Leader, describes berating the French general staff officers after their defeat about how he had learned all of his ideas from them, personally, in the first war.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (JN3xP)

237 Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 10:50 AM (F2/Ok)

The main reason they didn't protect that area is they thought the Arden was impassable. That's what they thought in WW1 also.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (2DOZq)

238 We are truly in 1984 works now where spending trillions reduces inflation. I await my chocolate ration to increase from 15 grams to 10 grams.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (HqBi0)

239 221 Bear, even the second half of Dune wouldn't be nearly enough. Dune isn't complete without finishing with God Emperor of Dune -- no more than LoTR is just by doing Fellowship.

And that project is too big for anything short of a multi-phase MCU-style lineup of movies, over a decade.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:50 AM (OssQ4)

I wonder how Apple is going to be able to complete The Foundation Trilogy?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 22, 2021 10:54 AM (HvCpa)

240 Given the theme of this thread, I feel compelled to weigh in.

Meh. Paul, next time can you check for those hunter-seeker thingies in your room? Thanks muchly.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 22, 2021 10:54 AM (PiwSw)

241 Well, the ultimate point of it all is that will to power is a thing and those who wield it are almost all awful. Paul is never a good guy, ever, in my opinion. He's a manipulative leader who uses a native people and their belief system to claim ultimate power for himself.

Leto II is better, but in order to correct humanity's stagnation he has to become a literal monster for thousands of years and rule like a tyrant.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (LvTSG)

This is my point. I watch or view... media(sounds pretentious) to be entertained (me and Teddy Roosevelt.) I knew people were horrible already.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:54 AM (csEWM)

242 240 Given the theme of this thread, I feel compelled to weigh in.

Meh. Paul, next time can you check for those hunter-seeker thingies in your room? Thanks muchly.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 22, 2021 10:54 AM (PiwSw)

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"Fuck the prophesy!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:55 AM (LvTSG)

243 >>>We are surrounded by physical plant - be it practical like a dam or commemorative like a monument - that could never be reproduced today for any price.

Wow, that's super depressing to contemplate.

Posted by: Max Power at July 22, 2021 10:55 AM (QCc6B)

244 Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (F2/Ok)

That's partly because the prevailing theories of military tactics had to be completely thrown out for the Civil War. The days of standing in formation and shooting muskets at each other were over.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 22, 2021 10:55 AM (Y5qcH)

245 #194 Great find. I only looked up the AL daily WuFlu death count and it was only one a day for the past three months that pretty well shows her lying too.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 22, 2021 10:55 AM (UHVv4)

246 Guderian, I think it was in the book Panzer Leader, describes berating the French general staff officers after their defeat about how he had learned all of his ideas from them, personally, in the first war.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (JN3xP)

That's almost charming.

Can't you all be better? For goodness sake!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:55 AM (csEWM)

247 232 222 Yay?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:51 AM (csEWM)
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Well, the ultimate point of it all is that will to power is a thing and those who wield it are almost all awful. Paul is never a good guy, ever, in my opinion. He's a manipulative leader who uses a native people and their belief system to claim ultimate power for himself.
Leto II is better, but in order to correct humanity's stagnation he has to become a literal monster for thousands of years and rule like a tyrant.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 10:53 AM (LvTSG)

But there's even more beyond that in the original Herbert Novels. The God Emperor saw the path needed to save humanity from a future threat coming from beyond their known worlds. Yeah I've read all the original novels and quite a few (if not most) of the ones by his son and the other guy.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (ynpvh)

248 Yay?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Agreed. People keep trying to film a story that maybe doesn't need to be a movie at all. I can think of a dozen better SF properties that should be movies than Dune. Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, for instance.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (OssQ4)

249 Once, while still in uniform, I was sitting at an airport and a bitchy old used up skank of a hippy chick called me a baby killer. I said What? She repeated it. I said (loudly) You are accusing me of killing children???
She calls me an asshole.
An airport cop was nearby and I waved him over. I told him that this woman has accused me of killing children, a violation of both the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the Geneva Convention. It makes me subject to trial in the World Court and punishable by death.
She gets all bitchy and walks away. The cop was trying not to laugh.
It was fun.


Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)

I love this story. I pictured it while I read it and it made me lol.

Posted by: Inogame at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (53oGX)

250 Several Greg Bear books, for that matter.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (OssQ4)

251 War is a game of deal pool with extra $$ that dear leaders play.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (H3kOD)

252 Jobless claims rise again, unexpectedly.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

Biden Scolds A Struggling Small Business Owner To Pay More To Find Workers

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Just give me a high pay/no work job and I'm there. I call it a "Hunter".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (d9FiS)

253 This was not so bad, before we had social media to act as an indiscriminate amplifier.

Posted by: Parker at July 22, 2021 10:57 AM (hJWil)

254 Man of Steel trailer #3 was one of the best trailers I've ever seen. Movie was not so great.

Posted by: Max Power at July 22, 2021 10:57 AM (QCc6B)

255 250 Several Greg Bear books, for that matter.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (OssQ4)

Hell, Troy Rising by John Ringo.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:58 AM (csEWM)

256 I don't know why no one films Dan Simmons' books either

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 22, 2021 10:58 AM (j9HX3)

257 if you are going to make a wall,
make the wall. if someone can go around it for sure it won't work.

Wut?

Posted by: CBP at July 22, 2021 10:58 AM (ZsR3z)

258 The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 22, 2021 10:58 AM (PiwSw)

259 Words "can't harm us" that much is true, but that isn't necessarily the problem.

Accusations of any sort of wrongthink or contrary opinion, regardless of whether they are even true or not, can get you fired, or worse.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 22, 2021 10:58 AM (A9A9H)

260 Given the theme of this thread, I feel compelled to weigh in.

Meh. Paul, next time can you check for those hunter-seeker thingies in your room? Thanks muchly.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 22, 2021 10:54 AM (PiwSw)

=========

"Fuck the prophesy!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Remember the tooth!

Posted by: deplorable doctor at July 22, 2021 10:58 AM (xgwUd)

261 I would suggest that mos were very upset by name calling far beynd first grade and many adults remain so.

Posted by: Y5 at July 22, 2021 10:59 AM (BRQzG)

262 This smiling lady in a tight, short dress knows that fear is the mind-killer:
https://is.gd/RFJ4uP

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 10:59 AM (3p5uk)

263 258 The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons.


JINX!

horde mind I guess

plus I have gotten one of my kids into him and wow he has a lot of great books

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 22, 2021 10:59 AM (j9HX3)

264 Agreed. People keep trying to film a story that maybe doesn't need to be a movie at all. I can think of a dozen better SF properties that should be movies than Dune. Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, for instance.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (OssQ4)

Those would be fun, especially with the CGI of today.

Another series I would like to see would be the Camber of Culdi books by Katherine Kurtz.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 22, 2021 10:59 AM (BgMrQ)

265 Sure their first moves were something, but after that, it was basically a bust.


Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 10:50 AM

They had a legitimate chance to knock Russia out of the war if they had stuck with their original timeline but Mister hilter had to go bail out the Italians in the Balkans.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 22, 2021 10:59 AM (JUOKG)

266 260 Given the theme of this thread, I feel compelled to weigh in.

Meh. Paul, next time can you check for those hunter-seeker thingies in your room? Thanks muchly.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 22, 2021 10:54 AM (PiwSw)

"Fuck the prophesy!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Remember the tooth!
Posted by: deplorable doctor at July 22, 2021 10:58 AM (xgwUd)

Alia is weird... and kind of skanky!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (csEWM)

267 The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes

That would be my #1 vote.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (OssQ4)

268 Agreed. People keep trying to film a story that maybe doesn't need to be a movie at all. I can think of a dozen better SF properties that should be movies than Dune. Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, for instance.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (OssQ4)
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Frederick Pohl's "Gateway" series would do well as a movie, and there is so much source material that the entire series could probably be sewn up nicely as a film trilogy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (3p5uk)

269 266 Alia is weird... and kind of skanky!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (csEWM)

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Also pretty hot in the mini-series.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (LvTSG)

270 Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, for instance.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist

Can't wait to see how they portray the dragon mating with their riders...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (xgwUd)

271 247 Yeah I've read all the original novels and quite a few (if not most) of the ones by his son and the other guy.

me, too. i feel your pain.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (v3pYe)

272 My stock response:

There are a few people in this world whose opinion of me matters. You ain't one of 'em.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (kTF2Z)

273 249 Ran into a friend shortly after coming home from Vietnam. He wanted to know if I had any trouble at the airport after leaving Travis. I told him no, in and out and the airline gave me a break on sales tax. He had been confronted by some clowns, accusing him of being a baby killer. His reply "can't help it, they taste so good".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (I58tH)

274 Quick...what rhymes with bank and tha almighty?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (H3kOD)

275 272 My stock response:

There are a few people in this world whose opinion of me matters. You ain't one of 'em.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (kTF2Z)

Excellent response,
Not that you needed my input.

Posted by: Inogame at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (53oGX)

276 Ah the good old days. Today he would have arrested you and the JCS would have hung you

Posted by: Y5 at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (BRQzG)

277 Also pretty hot in the mini-series.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (LvTSG)

I vaguely remember that too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (csEWM)

278 We are surrounded by physical plant - be it practical like a dam or commemorative like a monument - that could never be reproduced today for any price.

Wow, that's super depressing to contemplate.
Posted by: Max Power at July 22, 2021 10:55 AM (QCc6B)

...

We have three private space-faring entities, all three with successful launches, two of them with human flight.

I think today is plenty cool, and it's not terrible that the focus of culture has moved away from the creation of semi-idolatrous monuments, is it?

Posted by: TexasDan at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (yL25O)

279 Can't wait to see how they portray the dragon mating with their riders...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

See? Perfect material for Hollywood.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 11:02 AM (OssQ4)

280 266 Alia is weird... and kind of skanky!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM (csEWM)

Well, she WAS channeling her maternal grandfather.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 22, 2021 11:02 AM (ynpvh)

281 266 +1. Things get bizarre when she links up with her ancestors...in her head.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 11:02 AM (Rnllb)

282 274 Quick...what rhymes with bank and tha almighty?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (H3kOD)



spanking it nightly

Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:02 AM (VJsqe)

283 Given the theme of this thread, I feel compelled to weigh in.
Meh. Paul, next time can you check for those hunter-seeker thingies in your room? Thanks muchly.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 22, 2021 10:54 AM (PiwSw)
=========
"Fuck the prophesy!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
Remember the tooth!
Posted by: deplorable doctor

Fear is the mime killer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 11:02 AM (d9FiS)

284 That's partly because the prevailing theories of
military tactics had to be completely thrown out for the Civil War. The
days of standing in formation and shooting muskets at each other were
over.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 22, 2021 10:55 AM (Y5qcH)

they still stood in line, they still used linear formations. They did it because it was the only way to control large bodies of men without radio or other means. It still amazes me today that people think the leaders in the Civil War were "stupid" or didn't understand what a rifle musket could do. These guys were not going to send out squads using fire and maneuver.

They did change their tactics during the Civil War. For one, they sped up marches in order to reduce the time an attacker would be vulnerable. They also did use more spread out units from Vedettes, to skirmishers, etc. But when it came time for fighting, real fighting, they used linear tactics. It was the best way to put the most fire on the enemy at a given point.

Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 11:02 AM (F2/Ok)

285 262 This smiling lady in a tight, short dress knows that fear is the mind-killer:

can't check from work. does she have blue-within-blue eyes?

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at July 22, 2021 11:03 AM (v3pYe)

286 264 Agreed. People keep trying to film a story that maybe doesn't need to be a movie at all. I can think of a dozen better SF properties that should be movies than Dune. Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, for instance.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 10:56 AM (OssQ4)

Those would be fun, especially with the CGI of today.

Another series I would like to see would be the Camber of Culdi books by Katherine Kurtz.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 22, 2021 10:59 AM (BgMrQ)

On the pulpy side, the movie that I would like to see would be the adaptation of Three From The Legion, by Jack Williamson. Not sure why, but I read that book when I was 11 or 12, and wanted it to be a movie.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 22, 2021 11:03 AM (HvCpa)

287 I can think of a dozen better SF properties that should be movies than Dune. Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, for instance.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021


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Larry Niven's Ringworld or some of the Known Space stories. His Beowulf's Children. Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 11:03 AM (/XOcP)

288 Zat izz called "friction"!

Posted by: zombie carl von clausewitz at July 22, 2021 11:03 AM (UHVv4)

289 The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 22, 2021 10:58 AM (PiwSw)


That would be awesome.

Or, at least, a movie of the first book would. It suffers a bit as a movie series with different folks popping up and their stories told instead of direct continuity.

And-

"The Book of the New Sun" would make a great mind-blowing trilogy/quadrilogy.

Assuming neither Disney nor Marvel get their hands on it.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2021 11:04 AM (EERbD)

290 I think today is plenty cool, and it's not terrible that the focus of culture has moved away from the creation of semi-idolatrous monuments, is it?
Posted by: TexasDan at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (yL25O)
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If it had been a "moving away" that would be one thing, but my point wasn't just about monuments (and I am not sure I agree - monuments serve a cultural purpose). We have three space companies that are fighting tooth and nail to survive against government interference, to the point that Musk is taking to the high seas for launches. We can't put up a highway overpass in under two years. We can't build pipelines or dams at all. Power plants are a tall order.

Much of what we achieved in the past - again, be in practical or not - cannot be done *at all* anymore. Not because we are technically incapable, but because the accumulated weight of red tape and lobbying groups prevent it. It just cannot be done anymore.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 11:04 AM (3p5uk)

291 Posted by: Inogame at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (53oGX)

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Thanks! Feel free to use it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2021 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

292 Speaking of labels and name-calling, one of the people pressuring us to get jabbed thought her best argument was that a "respected Republican" had recommended the jab. I asked what his party affiliation had to do with anything and she replied that he wasn't trying to kill everyone like most Republicans.

This is someone who feels herself to be very smart, but she never attempts to persuade us on anything using reason and logic. Only name-calling and accusations.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:04 AM (Hrwnm)

293 289 "The Book of the New Sun" would make a great mind-blowing trilogy/quadrilogy.

Assuming neither Disney nor Marvel get their hands on it.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2021 11:04 AM (EERbD)

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I read those. They were good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 22, 2021 11:04 AM (LvTSG)

294 can't check from work. does she have blue-within-blue eyes?
Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at July 22, 2021 11:03 AM (v3pYe)
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I can't really tell. Let's say, "yes."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 11:05 AM (3p5uk)

295 Biden assures small business owner that the government will continue to out compete him for employees unless he is willing to pay more than unemployment.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 22, 2021 11:05 AM (gpKIi)

296 Let me sounds a word of warning: you do not want your favorite property to be made into a movie or series right now.

One of my favorites series, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time is getting made and it sounds like a woke disaster.

Be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:05 AM (csEWM)

297 Tad Williams' Otherland books. I've read all four, twice, and ill read them again. They would be amazing films.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 11:05 AM (OssQ4)

298 You guys are great at responses about everything except meeting women unless you prefer cavegirls.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 11:06 AM (H3kOD)

299 ]This is someone who feels herself to be very smart, but she never attempts to persuade us on anything using reason and logic. Only name-calling and accusations.
Posted by:




In fairness, being smart and being governed by logic and reasn are not the same

Posted by: Y5 at July 22, 2021 11:06 AM (BRQzG)

300 297 Tad Williams' Otherland books. I've read all four, twice, and ill read them again. They would be amazing films.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 11:05 AM (OssQ4)

He is one I never really got into. I read the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn books. There is some great images in there, but his characters felt... flat? It is hard to describe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:06 AM (csEWM)

301 One thing thing I appreciate with the new Dune is that the eyes of the Fremin are blue within blue but they don't glow.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 22, 2021 11:07 AM (cSyAR)

302 Let me sounds a word of warning: you do not want your favorite property to be made into a movie or series right now.

One of my favorites series, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time is getting made and it sounds like a woke disaster.

Be careful what you wish for.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021


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Yeah. H'wood would probably turn Louis Wu of Ringworld into a woman, Teela Brown into a transgender, and work it so she, or the kzin Speaker-to-Animals, is the hero. Gah.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 11:07 AM (/XOcP)

303 "I can think of a dozen better SF properties that should be movies than Dune."

Doc Smith's 'Skylark of Space,' if done in the old-timey style of the original.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at July 22, 2021 11:07 AM (qpX6U)

304 Be careful what you wish for.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

The Hellmouth destroys. It's all they can do.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 11:07 AM (OssQ4)

305 296 Let me sounds a word of warning: you do not want your favorite property to be made into a movie or series right now.


they're finishing up Sandman now and I know it's gonna be painful

at least the radio / audible version is good!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 22, 2021 11:07 AM (j9HX3)

306 @296

>>Let me sound a word of warning: you do not want your favorite property to be made into a movie or series right now.


Could you imagine the field day they would have with the Thomas Covenant series of books?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 22, 2021 11:08 AM (qYWtu)

307 I can think of a dozen better SF properties that should be movies than Dune.

We never got that Neuromancer movie we were promised, what, thirty-something years ago. But, TBH, now that the CGI tech is good enough to do it, no one still cares.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 22, 2021 11:08 AM (nfrXX)

308 One thing I loved about WoT was how Jordan was a student of history, so almost all his great generals in the books were stand ins for great generals in history. Bryne was a stand in for RE Lee. That one guy from the west was Napoleon. I bet that will get lost.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:09 AM (csEWM)

309 So they're gonna send us to Gitmo? I always wanted a Caribbean vacation...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 22, 2021 11:09 AM (Zmnko)

310 Kevin J. Anderson's Saga of the Seven Suns, the best space opera I've ever read, is pretty much made for movies.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 11:10 AM (OssQ4)

311 I can think of a dozen better SF properties that should be movies than Dune.

We never got that Neuromancer movie we were promised, what, thirty-something years ago. But, TBH, now that the CGI tech is good enough to do it, no one still cares.
Posted by: Oddbob at July 22, 2021


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Not SF, but Ellery Queen's mystery "The Lamp of God" (in which an entire, very real house vanishes overnight) would make a great TV episode.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 11:10 AM (/XOcP)

312 Could you imagine the field day they would have with the Thomas Covenant series of books?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 22, 2021 11:08 AM (qYWtu)

I never wanted to see those before things got wacky.

That is an odd series. It captivated me as a kid. As I get older, I have more and more problems with it.

I argued about it with bth in these comments, before bth went wacky.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:11 AM (csEWM)

313 In fairness, being smart and being governed by logic and reasn are not the same
Posted by: Y5 at July 22, 2021 11:06 AM (BRQzG)


She's considered smart because she's glib.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:11 AM (Hrwnm)

314 WW2 if you boil it all the way down is simple. The Axis were playing chess with the rest of the world. When the rest of the world lost a piece, they got it and and more back in a little while. When the Axis lost a piece it was gone. If you don't win that chess game quick, you will never win.

Posted by: azjaeger at July 22, 2021 11:11 AM (3/XaG)

315 "While the meanings have become more sophisticated, the reality is the same; the person making the assertion has run out of ideas and logic and is resorting to the infantile."



Does this mean we can't call Tank Abrams a fatty anymore?

Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (VJsqe)

316 >>>I await my chocolate ration to increase from 15 grams to 10 grams.<
>You're not doing it right. I just bought a 12oz. pound of shrimp. Same price as in town.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (L/RRl)

317 monuments have been falling for years now. The reality is most people don't care about them in the end. There was a time they mattered even though they were still in the background. A Southerner fighting in Vietnam or Desert Storm might have a monument to a Confederate in his town, but that was not a big thing to him.

In the End monuments keep falling because people don't care. In the end that has to be the reason. There was a time not long ago when the Civil War was still a big thing in this country, certainly it was considered the most important even in American History by main stream historians. I honestly think people are moving past that. I am not sure if that is a good thing for many reasons.

We will lucky to have battlefields like Gettysburg to learn about history. But the reality is Civil War monuments are three or four years ago, now any monument is fair game.

Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (F2/Ok)

318 Thanks Weasel.

My response to being called names is "yeah, well...your mother'!"
I learned it early on da bronx.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (l5R6/)

319 Let me sounds a word of warning: you do not want your favorite property to be made into a movie or series right now.

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Atlas Shrugged: Rise of the Planet of the Wokes

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (QB5Gw)

320 If you've had problems reading Mediations by Marcus Aurelius, try the Gregory Hays translation. I just got that book and it's so easy to read and understand.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (5HBd1)

321 Much of what we achieved in the past - again, be in practical or not - cannot be done *at all* anymore. Not because we are technically incapable, but because the accumulated weight of red tape and lobbying groups prevent it. It just cannot be done anymore.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2021 11:04 AM (3p5uk)

...

I agree that we are killing ourselves with regulation, and I see that your point was more about the obstacles to progress for large scale projects than about creating cultural icons per se.

I also think that what we create tends to be an encapsulation of our cultural values at a moment in time; a culture that wants to be independent and free will tend to create, say, infrastructure and regulation that support energy independence (as essential to that goal). So the fact that we don't do that is indeed sad as it reflects a loss, culturally.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (yL25O)

322 If they remade Gunsmoke, Kitty would be marshal and Matt would run the Long Branch.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 11:13 AM (d9FiS)

323 Biden assures small business owner that the government will continue to out compete him for employees unless he is willing to pay more than unemployment.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 22, 2021 11:05 AM (gpKIi)

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The "unemployed " are taking in roughly $16 an hour sitting at home. If you offer $20 an hour they're thinking why go to work for $4 an hour? Joe is a friggin genius!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2021 11:13 AM (kTF2Z)

324 Can't wait to see how they portray the dragon mating with their riders...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 22, 2021 11:00 AM


I'd bet attending a FurryCon or two would generate some ideas.

Posted by: Maginot Line at July 22, 2021 11:13 AM (a3Q+t)

325 A vaccine that does not inoculate you is by definition "not a vaccine" so why are we taking it?

Posted by: sven at July 22, 2021 11:13 AM (Lzpvj)

326 Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, for instance.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021

***
Larry Niven's Ringworld or some of the Known Space stories. His Beowulf's Children. Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen.

Give them a challenge... Fred Saberhagen's The Berserker series.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (xgwUd)

327 The Eiger Sanction ....if it got woke redone it will be a great comedy.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (H3kOD)

328 312 Thomas Covenant is a vile dirtbag.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (Rnllb)

329 If they remade Gunsmoke, Kitty would be marshal and Matt would run the Long Branch.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021


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And Kitty would, uh, play strictly for her own team, and Matt would be a cross-dresser.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (/XOcP)

330 My response to being called names is "yeah, well...your mother'!"

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Your birthing person wears army boots!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (d9FiS)

331
Does this mean we can't call Tank Abrams a fatty anymore?
Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (VJsqe)


I think referring to her as 'Tank' covers all bases.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

332 Mission Earth, Hubbard's space opera decology? Surely Hollywood would keep faithful to the works of their religion's creator , no?

I read the whole thing when I was 13. I should again now that I'm 29. Standard pulp space opera, from what I remember.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (OssQ4)

333 330 My response to being called names is "yeah, well...your mother'!"

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Your birthing person wears army boots!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (d9FiS)

Xe was in the AIR Force!

Posted by: Inogame at July 22, 2021 11:15 AM (53oGX)

334 >>>I think referring to her as 'Tank' covers all bases.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)


And part of the outfield too

Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:15 AM (VJsqe)

335 Your birthing person wears army boots!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (d9FiS)

good times man. lol.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:15 AM (l5R6/)

336 321 Posted by: TexasDan at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (yL25O)

~ 100,000 civil servants nationally wake up every day saying "how do we undermine industry and efficiency today?"

They are the guiding lights of this culture, sadly.

Posted by: sven at July 22, 2021 11:15 AM (Lzpvj)

337
My response to being called names is "yeah, well...your mother'!"
I learned it early on da bronx.
Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (l5R6/)


It's my go to.

Posted by: Egon Spengler at July 22, 2021 11:15 AM (Zz0t1)

338 The Eiger Sanction ....if it got woke redone it will be a great comedy.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021


***
There's some sly humor tucked into the original novel too. The lead character's intelligence-agency boss is called "Yurasis Dragon." (Sound it out.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 11:15 AM (/XOcP)

339 328 312 Thomas Covenant is a vile dirtbag.
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 11:14 AM (Rnllb)

The character? Definitely. The author: definitely.

As I kid, I marveled at the world that was created. What I did not get was that Donaldson created this beautiful world, and described it so vividly, only so he could destroy, defile and corrupt it.

I kind of hate him for that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:15 AM (csEWM)

340 "fuck you man, don't talk about my mother!"
then fists were thrown.
Good times.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (l5R6/)

341 Your birthing person wears army boots!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Yes, my child, my financial drain, what can I do for you?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (rmsWT)

342 I had to step away for a bit and I gotta say, when I got back, I was lost in these comments. But then I saw this...so yeah, I'm in the right place.


Quick...what rhymes with bank and tha almighty?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 11:01 AM (H3kOD)


spanking it nightly
Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:02 AM (VJsqe)

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (axyOa)

343 Looks like sven is being svocked.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (Hrwnm)

344 317 Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (F2/Ok)

I look forward to my grandchildren being lectured on "who cares what George Washington thinks?"

Posted by: sven at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (Lzpvj)

345 dang. All this covid talk got me curious. I head to sawbones to get tested. I'm positive. I have no symptoms.

I guess I'll go home and lay in the pool for a few days.

Posted by: DanMan at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (RusNE)

346 My response to being called names is "yeah, well...your mother'!"
I learned it early on da bronx.
Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (l5R6/)


One of my favorite insults came from an old Italian guy from the Bronx. He used to say "Ah, that guy's got sugar in his pants."

Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (VJsqe)

347 One I would recommend for people: Sanderson's Wax and Wayne series. It has a pulpy, adventure feel I really like.

My jury is still out on his fantasy series. Seems a bit drawn out.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (csEWM)

348 WW2 if you boil it all the way down is simple. The Axis were playing chess with the rest of the world. When the rest of the world lost a piece, they got it and and more back in a little while. When the Axis lost a piece it was gone. If you don't win that chess game quick, you will never win.

Posted by: azjaeger at July 22, 2021 11:11 AM (3/XaG)

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Imagine a war and world in which Patton, instead of Eisenhower, was the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces.

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (QB5Gw)

349 Don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes, men!

Oh, shit.

Posted by: sardaukar squad leader at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (UHVv4)

350 343 Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (Hrwnm)

Must be, lord knows if the EPA has a superfan it is Sven Q Citizen.

Posted by: sven at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (Lzpvj)

351 my guess is few to no Confederate monuments were put up in the last 30 or even 40 years. The historical regions I know have put up monuments to be inclusive, to count those who were not counted before. I can't recall a Confederate monument that has gone up in recent decades for any purpose. I am not saying it hasn't happened, but it would be a very rare thing. If anything, historians have been trying to show all aspects, and all afflicted.

Today we are down to just giving up. i know historians i once respected who have gone mute. I think the times are scary because we don't know where this will end. At one point it was Confederate, then it was Yankees, then Lewis and Clark. Then it was presidents, and now it is Canadians. If it keeps going this way, there may be no monuments from the times prior to Apple.

Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (F2/Ok)

352 If you've had problems reading Mediations by Marcus Aurelius, try the Gregory Hays translation. I just got that book and it's so easy to read and understand.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (5HBd1)

Yep! That's the one I have. I would also recommend the Porch and the Cross: Ancient Stoic Wisdom for Modern Christian Living by Kevin Vost. I am about a quarter of the way through it and liking it a lot.

Posted by: Mainah at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (Boy/L)

353 All this covid talk got me curious. I head to sawbones to get tested. I'm positive. I have no symptoms.

I guess I'll go home and lay in the pool for a few days.
Posted by: DanMan

Start a GoFundMe. You're a victim now.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (OssQ4)

354 107 Is hannity pushing the vaccines?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:12 AM (csEWM)

As is DeSantis, I am told.

I always said he was bound to do something that would disappoint me.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2021 10:24 AM (2JVJo)

As long as he doesn't mandate it, he's fine. He's just expressing his opinion. That's his right even as governor.

Posted by: Justsayin' at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (Fs5vw)

355 343
Oops! Maybe not. Sorry, Sven!

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (Hrwnm)

356 343 Looks like sven is being svocked.
Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (Hrwnm)

Are you sure? Comment seems fairly sven like. Have not seen him for a bit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (csEWM)

357
One of my favorite insults came from an old Italian guy from the Bronx. He used to say "Ah, that guy's got sugar in his pants."
Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (VJsqe)



Well, I best smell his dick then!

Posted by: African Queen at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (Zz0t1)

358 If you've had problems reading Mediations by Marcus Aurelius, try the Gregory Hays translation. I just got that book and it's so easy to read and understand.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

Easier than the Gabby Hayes translation.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (arJlL)

359
Imagine a war and world in which Patton, instead of Eisenhower, was the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces.
Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (QB5Gw)

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No Warsaw Pact. Probably no more USSR anymore, for that matter.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (JN3xP)

360 345 dang. All this covid talk got me curious. I head to sawbones to get tested. I'm positive. I have no symptoms.

I guess I'll go home and lay in the pool for a few days.

Posted by: DanMan at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (RusNE)

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Positive or False Positive?

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (QB5Gw)

361 How you choose to respond is of course entirely up to you. Painting with a broad brush is a tacit admission by the left of the weakness of their position, and reacting to such an insult serves only to give it credibility. The surest way to counter someone making such an assertion is not to engage them at all. Idiots make infantile assertions, and arguing the point levels the field.

Now that this thread is about to get willowed, here's my response to that. It's all well and good to ignore it, but corporate America will not. Remember the woman going to an African trip and joking about AIDS? Her company fired her before her plane landed, because some people got all knackered.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (E+OcO)

362 351 Posted by: Quint at July 22, 2021 11:18 AM (F2/Ok)

"The world began existence the day I was born."

//Millennial Mike

Posted by: sven at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (Lzpvj)

363 One of my favorite insults came from an old Italian guy from the Bronx. He used to say "Ah, that guy's got sugar in his pants."
Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM


Is this the Italian version of sand in the vag?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (m+jkK)

364 He also wrote Shubuini. What is the author's name. ( silly me asking human question)

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (H3kOD)

365
------

Positive or False Positive?
Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (QB5Gw)



There's a difference?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (Zz0t1)

366 Imagine a war and world in which Patton, instead of Eisenhower, was the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces.
Posted by: ShainS


Moscow would be our East Coast.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (rmsWT)

367 My response to being called names is "yeah, well...your mother'!"
I learned it early on da bronx.
Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:12 AM (l5R6/)

It's my go to.
Posted by: Egon Spengler at July 22, 2021 11:15 AM (Zz0t1)
***

Never overlook the delivery.
You can go a long way with a practiced sneer and a carefully sounded out insult.
I had a buddy who would practice "You sniveling maggot" over and over until he got it just right. It was pure art.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (axyOa)

368 I guess the good news is I don't need the vaccine.

Posted by: DanMan at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (RusNE)

369 Re: monument destruction...something I would have never guessed was that the internet, where nearly any info can be looked up quickly for free and without going anywhere as opposed to when I grew up in the 70s where info was only found in limited sources and in public libraries that you had to get to and depend on what they had, would lead to a great flowering of people basically knowing nothing of history besides what they personally saw. I would have expected the opposite.

Posted by: azjaeger at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (3/XaG)

370 One of my favorite insults came from an old Italian guy from the Bronx. He used to say "Ah, that guy's got sugar in his pants."
Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM

Is this the Italian version of sand in the vag?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


Sugar in pants = sweet motherfucker

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (rmsWT)

371 Butcher's Aeronaut's Windlass would make a good "ripping tales" sort of flick except that it's so obviously Part 1 of X and he doesn't seem to have any interest in writing Part 2.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (nfrXX)

372 He also wrote Shubuini. What is the author's name. ( silly me asking human question)
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021


***
Trevanian. It was a pen name, I think, and nobody knows much about him.

Also he wrote The Loo Sanction, a sequel to Eiger.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (/XOcP)

373 Is this the Italian version of sand in the vag?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (m+jkK)


I never fully understood it, but I did understand it was an insult. Frankly, an insult that also confuses the insultee is a work of art.

Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (VJsqe)

374 I guess the good news is I don't need the vaccine.

Posted by: DanMan at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (RusNE)


That's what you think......

Posted by: Traveling Vaccinator at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (Zz0t1)

375 We had a kid on our blocked named 'Ace".

My older sister nicknamed him"Acehole". We were all about 7-10 years old then.

Last I heard the poor bastard was in prison.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (bOA9J)

376 I head to sawbones to get tested. I'm positive. I have no symptoms.

I guess I'll go home and lay in the pool for a few days.
Posted by: DanMan at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (RusNE)


Is that with or without the jab?

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (Hrwnm)

377 355 Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (Hrwnm)

Eh no worries, I need to make a cameo at work.

It is a testament to the greatness of the American people that we have done so much as hamstrung as we have been the last 1/2 century.

I still believe in the nation as founded.

Posted by: sven at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (Lzpvj)

378 No Warsaw Pact. Probably no more USSR anymore, for that matter.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (JN3xP)

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Yep. And the NVKD, on the orders of Stalin, likely assassinated him, after a few previous failed attempts.

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (QB5Gw)

379 He also wrote Shubuini. What is the author's name. ( silly me asking human question)
Posted by: Humphreyrobot

Trevanian

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2021 11:22 AM (arJlL)

380 One of my favorite insults came from an old Italian guy from the Bronx. He used to say "Ah, that guy's got sugar in his pants."
Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:17 AM (VJsqe)

Fanuc would have worked just as well.

Posted by: Boswell at July 22, 2021 11:22 AM (5iUNf)

381 @317 "A Southerner fighting in Vietnam or Desert Storm might have a monument to a Confederate in his town, but that was not a big thing to him."

One used to speak of pride-of-place and "honor."
These have nothing to do with "racism" and in a healthy society are (or were) venerated.
F*ck am I old.

Posted by: Zek at July 22, 2021 11:22 AM (dEaub)

382 @328

The Thomas Covenant books are The Lord of The Rings thrown in a blender with whiskey, cigars and rape.

It's very adult.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 22, 2021 11:22 AM (qYWtu)

383 You can go a long way with a practiced sneer and a carefully sounded out insult.
I had a buddy who would practice "You sniveling maggot" over and over until he got it just right. It was pure art.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (axyOa)


You talkin' ta ME?!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)

384 Sugar in pants = sweet motherfucker
Posted by: rickb223

Lumpy brown sugar.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2021 11:22 AM (arJlL)

385 NKVD, damn.

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2021 11:23 AM (Zh8KL)

386 As long as he doesn't mandate it, he's fine. He's just expressing his opinion. That's his right even as governor.
Posted by: Justsayin' at July 22, 2021 11:19 AM (Fs5vw)

Concur. Recommend but not mandate or discriminate against those who dont.

Posted by: LASue at July 22, 2021 11:23 AM (yTvCJ)

387 I had a buddy who would practice "You sniveling maggot" over and over until he got it just right. It was pure art.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (axyOa)

*goes to mirror**gets in character*"your mother!"no no no*shuts eyes, clears throat*"you're MOTHER!"

Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:23 AM (l5R6/)

388 I never fully understood it, but I did understand it was an insult. Frankly, an insult that also confuses the insultee is a work of art.
Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM


Fair enough.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 22, 2021 11:23 AM (m+jkK)

389 The Thomas Covenant books are The Lord of The Rings thrown in a blender with whiskey, cigars and rape.

Is that the series where the protagonist rapes some gal who helps him right out of the gate?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 11:23 AM (QU5/8)

390 376
Never mind. I see DanMan has basically answered my question already.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2021 11:24 AM (Hrwnm)

391 Is that the series where the protagonist rapes some gal who helps him right out of the gate?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 11:23 AM (QU5/

Yep. Then it gets really bad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:24 AM (csEWM)

392 or discriminate against those who dont.

Posted by: LASue at July 22, 2021 11:23 AM (yTvCJ)

this x1000, but corporations are doing it.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:24 AM (l5R6/)

393 https://twitter.com/NYPDTips/status/1417719805541560320

Another outbreak of angry WIPIPO violence I guess....

Posted by: sven at July 22, 2021 11:24 AM (Lzpvj)

394 *goes to mirror**gets in character*"your mother!"no no no*shuts eyes, clears throat*"you're MOTHER!"
Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:23 AM


"Hand ME the keys, you cocksucker"

Posted by: Verbal Kint at July 22, 2021 11:24 AM (m+jkK)

395 Nood - mushmouth

Posted by: 496 at July 22, 2021 11:24 AM (VJsqe)

396 Ace up

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2021 11:25 AM (rmsWT)

397 @389

Yes, Donaldson essentially told an adult version of LOTR.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 22, 2021 11:25 AM (qYWtu)

398 "Hand ME the keys, you cocksucker"

Posted by: Verbal Kint at July 22, 2021 11:24 AM (m+jkK)

LMAO

Posted by: Hugh Jass at July 22, 2021 11:25 AM (l5R6/)

399 225 Jobless claims rise again, unexpectedly.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 22, 2021 10:51 AM (Y5qcH)
------------
Pathetic headline spin from CNBC:
U.S. jobless claims show surprise gain, well above expectations
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/22/us-weekly
-jobless-claims.html

"well above expectations" that's good, right?

Posted by: zmdavid at July 22, 2021 11:26 AM (xqRaG)

400 Hadrian comes off the worst (in my opinion.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 10:32 AM (csEWM)


Well it is his fault there's a "Palestine"

Posted by: Buzzion at July 22, 2021 11:26 AM (G2zl5)

401 I guess the good news is I don't need the vaccine.

Posted by: DanMan at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (RusNE)

That's what you think......
Posted by: Traveling Vaccinator at July 22, 2021 11:21 AM (Zz0t1)

"Hey Moose, Rocco...help DanMan here roll up his sleeve!"

Posted by: Boswell at July 22, 2021 11:26 AM (5iUNf)

402 Yep. Then it gets really bad.

Lol. Yeah, I never read that one. I know it only by reputation. I was interested by the book art in high school, and then a friend began describing it to me. Uh . . .

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 22, 2021 11:26 AM (QU5/8)

403 397 @389

Yes, Donaldson essentially told an adult version of LOTR.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 22, 2021 11:25 AM (qYWtu)

That's not 'adult'. Tolkien was 'adult'. That is nihilism.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2021 11:27 AM (csEWM)

404 You can go a long way with a practiced sneer and a carefully sounded out insult.
I had a buddy who would practice "You sniveling maggot" over and over until he got it just right. It was pure art.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 11:20 AM (axyOa)

You talkin' ta ME?!
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 22, 2021 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)
***

That's it. Be sure to work in the head bob and hand gesture. Make it unique and your own. Fun!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2021 11:27 AM (axyOa)

405 well above expectations" that's good, right?
Posted by: zmdavid at July 22, 2021 11:26 AM (xqRaG)

Also, never saw anyone call rising unemployment "a gain" until now...

Posted by: Boswell at July 22, 2021 11:29 AM (5iUNf)

406 Trevanian

Thanks Mr JT..Human to bot to bot to botbot to yous.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 22, 2021 11:29 AM (H3kOD)

407 Patton to translator: Tell that Russian son-of-a-bitch to suck my dick! [translates]
[Russian Field Marshal speaks, angrily.]
Translator: The Field Marshal says, 'No, you suck my dick, you son-of-a-bitch!'
Patton: Then let's us two sons-of-bitches 69! Party time, boys!

Posted by: woke Patton remake at July 22, 2021 11:29 AM (UHVv4)

408 Fauci is currently working on funding, developing, and releasing the Rainbow Monkey Dildo virus with corresponding vaccines and variants.

The Charlie Brown's Dildo variant has no symptoms except that you throw up if you eat French toast with maple syrup. It's weirdly specific.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 22, 2021 11:30 AM (ZGrMX)

409 403 Thomas Covenant is a deep dive into a sewer.

Like some of Stephen King's work.

Something ugly, something evil, oozes up from the ink on the page.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 22, 2021 11:35 AM (Rnllb)

410 My great great grandfather was part of the underground railroad. Many times we were taken to see where they hid runaway slaves after they came out of the Ohio river. So all those white people were racists? And I am a descendent of all those racists who risked their lives to help people to freedom. I don't think so.

Posted by: megthered at July 22, 2021 11:40 AM (W3UbS)

411 What's wonderful is that today, thanks to the science of modern tech, I can bully, harass, and name call someone into suicide from a distance. I can also get them kicked off of social media or demonetized on lucrative platforms. My "name calling" has more real world impact than your vote!

My dad says back in the good old days I'd have to back up my accusations with my fists or my face.
Good old days? These are the good times, there's no risk and effort for me to fuck up your shit.
Thanks to the internet and your hesitation to doxx people like me, this won't ever stop until everyone that disagrees with me is gone!

Posted by: ipussy with iphone at July 22, 2021 11:53 AM (z79tQ)

412 "The surest way to counter someone making such an assertion is not to engage them at all. Idiots make infantile assertions, and arguing the point levels the field."

Wrong.

Ask GWB how that worked out for him. The donks and their media arm savaged him relentlessly, and all he ever did was turn the other cheek. By the time they were finished, his approval ratings were down in the 30s, remember?

If people are always accusing you of vile acts and motivations, and you just sit there, after a while too many people start thinking,

"He won't defend himself; so it must be true."

I'm usually loath to cite a donk for anything useful, but Barry-O had a much better approach:

"Punch back twice as hard."

Posted by: Taylor Lake at July 22, 2021 12:33 PM (HdZrl)

413 The Charlie Brown's Dildo variant has no symptoms except that you throw
up if you eat French toast with maple syrup. It's weirdly specific.
I love this place!

Posted by: Iris at July 22, 2021 01:22 PM (DibdT)

414 See, I don't even talk to the loonies. It's like asking for directions on how to move around in toxic sludge. Correct answer? Avoid the toxic sludge.
Don't start nothin, won't be nothin.
All they want to do is drag you down. Don't let them. Engaging in conversation with a troll? No.

Posted by: i dont engage at July 22, 2021 01:24 PM (OvVye)

415 Yes, Donaldson essentially told an adult version of LOTR.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Thats comparing Skinamax to Orson Wells

Posted by: Jean at July 25, 2021 01:25 PM (Xih1H)

416 Is that the series where the protagonist rapes some gal who helps him right out of the gate?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

Yes, because he has issues

Posted by: Jean at July 25, 2021 01:29 PM (Xih1H)

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