Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (9/22/21)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed was worse than what we witnessed in slavery. Cowboy with their reins in hand whipping black people, Haitians, into the water, where they're scrambling and falling down, when all they're trying to do is escape the violence in their country." Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Quote II

‘The abortion I had as a teenager was the hardest decision of my life, one that caused me anguish then and that saddens me even now, but it was the path to the life full of joy and love that I have experienced. Choosing not to keep that early pregnancy allowed me to grow up and become the mother I wanted and needed to be.’Actress Uma Thurman

Quote III

"This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it." Danielle Rhoades Ha, New York Times


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(Maybe?)

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RIP actor Al Harrington.

Hawaii Five-0 actor Al Harrington has died at the age of 85, it has been confirmed.

The TV star had been hospitalised last week after suffering a stroke before his death on Tuesday, his family confirmed to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Harrington was best known for playing Detective Ben Kokua in the hit series, which ran from 1968 to 1980.

He also appeared in the CBS reboot of Hawaii Five-0 playing the recurring role of surf shop owner and bus driver Mamo Kahike from 2011 to 2018


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(A Mystery Click? Hmmm......)

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Dear Ace,
You have been a great boss the past 5 plus years. And I really do appreciate the Dynamic Dental Insurance Company's Cob Plan. However, if you really cared about the Cobs you would do some research and find out who this guy's dental carrier is.
Respectfully Yours, Mis. Hum.


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What a dumb Loser. He can't even kill himself correctly.

A young man jumped off an apartment building in Yonkers, New York, and landed on an elderly man standing 12 stories below – killing them both.

A 25-year-old jumped from the roof of Cromwell Towers apartment complex just before 6pm on Monday evening, according to Yonkers Police.

The man who jumped was described as ‘distraught’ in a press release shared to Yonkers Police Department’s social media pages.

‘It’s just a very tragic thing,’ Yonkers Police Detective Lieutenant Dean Politopoulos told Metro.co.uk. ‘We don’t believe there was any foul play, it was just a very tragic and unfortunate set of events.’


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If you love autumn and the gorgeous colors: Here is the map for you. Time for a road trip?


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Vaccinated vs. the Unvaccinated explained. (H/T redc1c4)

While we are on the topic of vaccination. FDA authorizes Pfizer booster shots for seniors, high-risk people - An advisory group serving the FDA rejected a White House plan to dispense third shots to nearly everyone

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized Pfizer booster shots for people above the age of 65 or who are at high risk.


In a press release sent to Fox Business, the FDA said it has approved a single booster shot for certain people to be administered at least six months after receiving their first two doses.

These groups include individuals 65 years and older, and individuals ages 18 to 64 who are either at "high risk of severe COVID-19" or who work in high-risk places.

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(H/T Nurse Ratched)

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I suppose that Dick Cheney gave enough oral to W that W feels inclined to return the favor. George W. Bush to host fund raiser for RINO Liz Cheney.

Embattled Anti-Trump Republican Liz Cheney will be getting a helping hand from a former President that is not Donald Trump.

According to Yahoo News “Former President George W. Bush will hold a fundraiser next month for the embattled Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., whose criticisms of former President Donald Trump have put her political career in jeopardy.”

Per the report:

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Bush’s first campaign event of the 2022 midterms will be in support of Cheney. Her father, Dick Cheney, served two terms as Bush’s vice president. The fundraiser will take place in Dallas on Oct. 18.

Both are gutless bastards. Why not hold the fund raiser in Wyoming?

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I am extremely pleased to see gun control working in Chicago. When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.

Gun-controlled Chicago: Suspect out on bail for murder caught with gun a second time while out on bond

CHICAGO, IL – A 38-year-old man who was out on bond for a murder charge was arrested this past June for allegedly being in possession of a firearm.

Surprisingly, the suspect was released on bond again for the gun charge – and was arrested again earlier in September for allegedly having another firearm.

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The ONT Musical Interlude


On this day:22 Sep 1981
American composer Harry Warren died aged 88. He wrote over 800 songs including 'I Only Have Eyes For You', (a hit for The Flamingos and Art Garfunkel), ‘You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby’, ‘Jeepers Creepers’, ‘That's Amore’ and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’. Warren's songs have been featured in over 300 films. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Born on this day: 22 Sep 1951
David Coverdale, English rock singer with Whitesnake who scored the 1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again'). Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976. via thisdayinmusic.com


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I guess this kid never heard of a ruler. Genius Award Winner.

He backed up his hard drive — and his penis.

A UK teen had to undergo emergency surgery after a bananas attempt to measure his manhood resulted in him getting a USB cable lodged in his urethra.

The phallic fiasco reportedly began after an unnamed 15-year-old boy was “triggered by sexual curiosity” and inserted a USB wire into his urethra, per a wince-worthy study published in the medical journal Urology Case Reports.

The sexperiment backfired when the cable became lodged in the curious teen’s scrotum like an electronic catheter. Despite attempts to extract it himself, the USB cord became tangled so terribly that both ends were left hanging out of his wired willy.

I'm still cringing thinking about this little exploration adventure.


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Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Helping Hands & Feet.

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




Comments

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1 *Headshot*

Just a Reminder.
...I am out there.

*folds back into weeds*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Ckg4U) at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (Ckg4U)

2 hola

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (QU5/8)

3 Howdy

Posted by: parsimony at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (Sn3GN)

4

Első!

Posted by: Zettai at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (cR34G)

5 Nice picture!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (Q9lwr)

6
Be--- fore--- you-- slip into-- unconsciousness
I'd like to have an ONT..

Posted by: mindful webworker opens Doors at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (KxMNK)

7 I will now take questions.

Good evening all.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (mD/uy)

8 Beautiful landscape there MisHum!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 09:01 PM (hOUT3)

9 top ten

Posted by: RTW at September 22, 2021 09:01 PM (jJlJu)

10

*tips pith helmet to Slapweasel...

Posted by: Zettai at September 22, 2021 09:01 PM (cR34G)

11 Evening, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2021 09:02 PM (K5n5d)

12 Uma Thurman - the mother she wanted to be? After her abortion she was still a mother. Just one who killed her own baby.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:02 PM (mD/uy)

13 That last picture.

1. Why women live longer than men.

2. Has to be Russia.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2021 09:04 PM (mbFEM)

14

Samantha Fish = 1

Posted by: Zettai at September 22, 2021 09:04 PM (cR34G)

15 hey fappers

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 22, 2021 09:04 PM (sJHOI)

16 Evening all.

Is the top pic PCH1, central California?

It's really a beautiful place.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2021 09:05 PM (J6XDt)

17 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 09:05 PM (SchxB)

18 Uma is lucky. I know women who never "got to be the right kind of mother" after their abortions. They had trouble having a successful pregnancy after that.

Also I can't help but think of "child sacrifice to make sure I became rich and famous" into her words.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2021 09:05 PM (j9HX3)

19

Susan Tedeschi = 1

Posted by: Zettai at September 22, 2021 09:06 PM (cR34G)

20 I will now take questions.
...
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (mD/uy)


Why?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 09:06 PM (hOUT3)

21 Maxine Waters is truly a piece of shit.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2021 09:06 PM (J6XDt)

22 Maxine Waters is truly a piece of shit.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2021 09:06 PM (J6XDt)


Sadly, she is NOT alone in that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 09:07 PM (hOUT3)

23 I will now take questions.
...
Posted by: Tonypete

Why?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

I'm a collector.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:07 PM (mD/uy)

24 https://tinyurl.com/bmakjztt
MAYA concept.
Most advanced, yet acceptable
Our government will keep imposing new limits on us, slowly, and we will accept them. Right now, the vax is supposedly voluntary. Wearing a mask? Mandated
Slowly they work their way to where they want to be

Posted by: MikeM at September 22, 2021 09:07 PM (xbR8Y)

25 *folds back into weeds*
Posted by: Slapweasel (Ckg4U) at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (Ckg4U)

Good to see you. If ever so briefly.

Posted by: tbodie at September 22, 2021 09:08 PM (IkffI)

26 Note to Self:
Self,
Do NOT go strolling about in Yonkers.
End Note

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:08 PM (axyOa)

27 ONT Tips, accordion sheet music and frozen beef pies to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Lady of Spain suit you? Any particular polka you'd like?

Posted by: zombie Myron Florin at September 22, 2021 09:08 PM (a3Q+t)

28 The family of the elderly man killed by that suicidal jerkoff ought to sue the jerkoff's family for every cent they own.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 09:08 PM (bUZUN)

29 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 22, 2021 09:08 PM (TdMsT)

30 Isn't what Uma did what Moloch worship was all about? Kill your child as a sacrifice to Moloch in exchange for the god's "blessings"?

As I recall, allegedly they would have orgies while they listened to the screams of the dying babies... cuz they were "free!"

Democrats haven't changed much in several thousand years, have they?

Posted by: Rafal Gan Ganowicz at September 22, 2021 09:09 PM (DN0pc)

31 This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it

Hey NYT, any reporters in China asking why China made COVID?

Or...outside Fauci's house?

Or maybe Dalzek?

No...? So I guess you aren't an independent news org?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:09 PM (DpkTQ)

32 It's always interesting to me that the abortion crowd thinks it's a good idea to explain just how selfish they are, as though it's a point in their favor

It's obvious they can't understand the perspective that they killed their own child, who would have liked to have hopes and dreams, too.

Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:09 PM (AwPyG)

33 Uma Thurman - the mother she wanted to be? After her abortion she was still a mother. Just one who killed her own baby.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:02 PM (mD/uy)

Sounds like she is repeating some BS from a "medical ethicist".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 09:09 PM (bUZUN)

34 Also I can't help but think of "child sacrifice to make sure I became rich and famous" into her words.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2021 09:05 PM (j9HX3)



That's exactly what I thought too.

Posted by: Moki at September 22, 2021 09:10 PM (JrN/x)

35 Darling {{{Slap}}}!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 22, 2021 09:10 PM (TdMsT)

36
Wednesday Overnight
"What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed was worse than what we witnessed in slavery. Cowboy with their reins in hand whipping black people..."

It was BARBARIC!!!

Posted by: Zombie Robert Byrd at September 22, 2021 09:10 PM (kromb)

37 Murder is a hell of a life-planning tool.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 09:10 PM (QU5/8)

38 Samantha Fish = 1
Posted by: Zettai at September 22, 2021 09:04 PM (

Oh HELL YEAH!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2021 09:10 PM (J6XDt)

39 27 ONT Tips, accordion sheet music and frozen beef pies to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Lady of Spain suit you? Any particular polka you'd like?
Posted by: zombie Myron Florin at September 22, 2021 09:08 PM (a3Q+t)

I'm not choosy, unlike others.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2021 09:10 PM (aA3+G)

40 "I guess this kid never heard of a ruler. Genius Award Winner."


This seems to be a regular occurence in China. Daily-mail used to post two or three such stories a day. It was always china although they never put that in the headline.

I started wondering if some chinese business was just selling them the stories. There couldn't be that many idiots ...

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 22, 2021 09:11 PM (nLrWw)

41 Thanks for the ONT.

Never. Ever. Put anything up your dick. Not even once.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:11 PM (c1sSU)

42 re: the Hon. Rep Waters. I think we need to start asking ourselves, is the establishment/congressional Left in this country really that disingenuous, or are they really that mind-numbingly, pants-shittingly stupid? I had always thought that it was a pretty even balance of the two, but stories like this are convincing me that I've been wrong. I think it more likely that they're all of one, or all of the other, and we need to figure out which so we can strategize against it. It's just so hard to tell the two apart at this point.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 22, 2021 09:11 PM (lNHqD)

43 Top photo looks a lot like the Oregon Coast to me.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (cSs/W)

44 32 It's always interesting to me that the abortion crowd thinks it's a good idea to explain just how selfish they are, as though it's a point in their favor

It's obvious they can't understand the perspective that they killed their own child, who would have liked to have hopes and dreams, too.

Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:09 PM (AwPyG)

My life is SO wonderful- and I bought it with the life of an innocent child.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (c1sSU)

45 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (qAR6u)

46 Let me guess, Uma didn't take any protection to an early casting couch?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (DpkTQ)

47 Another great ONT! Thanks, Mis Hum!

The photos up top are wonderful. As are the tunes, although I liked Samantha better than Dr. Feelgood.

Love the dinner cat! That little dude is so funny...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (rwusL)

48 Also I can't help but think of "child sacrifice to make sure I became rich and famous" into her words.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2021 09:05 PM (j9HX3)

I'm pretty sure thats exactly what she was saying.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (VwHCD)

49 It's always interesting to me that the abortion crowd thinks it's a good idea to explain just how selfish they are, as though it's a point in their favor

Posted by: artemis

Quite. It's clear they believe that no judgement of any type, from any point in the Universe, can touch them.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (mD/uy)

50 'The abortion I had as a teenager was the hardest decision of my life, one that caused me anguish then and that saddens me even now, but it was the path to the life full of joy and love that I have experienced. Choosing not to keep that early pregnancy allowed me to grow up and become the mother I wanted and needed to be.' -- Actress Uma Thurman

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Had only your mother thought the same way ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 22, 2021 09:13 PM (vAHT7)

51 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 09:13 PM (hOUT3)

52 I successfully raised four boys. None of them ever stuck something up their willy. Imma call that a win.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2021 09:13 PM (kTF2Z)

53 Uma Thurman - the mother she wanted to be?

Not to that first baby.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2021 09:13 PM (+lVUW)

54 >>> 49 It's always interesting to me that the abortion crowd thinks it's a good idea to explain just how selfish they are, as though it's a point in their favor

Posted by: artemis

Quite. It's clear they believe that no judgement of any type, from any point in the Universe, can touch them.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (mD/uy)

Heh.

"Surprise!"

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 22, 2021 09:13 PM (ACi07)

55 >>>The photos up top are wonderful. As are the tunes, although I liked Samantha better than Dr. Feelgood.

Ugh, shakes head and walks away until at least Saturday.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2021 09:14 PM (aA3+G)

56 49 It's always interesting to me that the abortion crowd thinks it's a good idea to explain just how selfish they are, as though it's a point in their favor

Posted by: artemis

Quite. It's clear they believe that no judgement of any type, from any point in the Universe, can touch them.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (mD/uy)

It's more, they have to justify. If justifying it does not clear that nagging, foul spot, then they have to celebrate it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:14 PM (c1sSU)

57
Quite. It's clear they believe that no judgement of any type, from any point in the Universe, can touch them.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (mD/uy)


Thank goodness judgement is taken out of our hands. I would be exhausted by the task!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 22, 2021 09:14 PM (TdMsT)

58 Well, it's apparently Otter Slapweasel Awareness Week.

Surprise!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2021 09:15 PM (QzJWU)

59 My life is SO wonderful- and I bought it with the life of an innocent child.

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas - Urusla Le Guin. Written in '73 no less.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:15 PM (DpkTQ)

60 I will now take questions.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM


What color is a green orange?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 22, 2021 09:15 PM (a3Q+t)

61 {{{Hrothgar}}}. My dear!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 22, 2021 09:15 PM (TdMsT)

62 Top photo looks a lot like the Oregon Coast to me.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen
Also looks a bit like an area on the Cali coast, there is a restaurant up there, above the ocean, I can not remember the spot.

Posted by: MikeM at September 22, 2021 09:15 PM (xbR8Y)

63 will now take questions.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM

What color is a green orange?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 22, 2021 09:15 PM (a3Q+t)

blue

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:16 PM (z50H4)

64 New post by eugyppius on how the shots, as is obvious to anyone who remembers high school biology, are exerting selection pressure on the rona. Link in nic.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 22, 2021 09:16 PM (8548M)

65 What color is a green orange?
Posted by: Duncanthrax

Laden or unladen?

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:16 PM (mD/uy)

66 #1 if the Haitians are experiencing violence here, I invite them to leave.

#2 umas kid never gets to experience a life with love and joy so f' her.

Posted by: InCali at September 22, 2021 09:16 PM (ov5G+)

67 From the legal perspective, a "Constitutional right" has to be something found in the four corners of the document, and something that the Founders intended.

The obvious reason being so no one can claim "rights" depending on what will benefit them at the time.

So I can't wait to see if the Catholic justices find a "Constitutional right" to abortion, just like the Founders intended.

Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:16 PM (AwPyG)

68 Re Uma Thurman and her abortion - I understand not being ready to be a mother at 15 but really, could she not have had the child and give that child up for adoption? A change for that child to live and love and be loved?

Posted by: IC at September 22, 2021 09:17 PM (Nyumu)

69 What color is a green orange?
Posted by: Duncanthrax

Laden or unladen?
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:16 PM (mD/uy)

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Are you suggesting green oranges migrate?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2021 09:17 PM (kTF2Z)

70 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas - Urusla Le Guin. Written in '73 no less.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:15 PM (DpkTQ)

Yeah, I was thinking of that dystopia too.

*sad fistbump*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:17 PM (c1sSU)

71 if the Haitians are experiencing violence here, I invite them to leave.

The left: America is a horrible racist country that treats black and latin people worse then anywhere else in the world.

Also the left: Not letting a black or latin person into this country is a crime!

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:17 PM (DpkTQ)

72 My father-in-law was a urologist. It is truly amazing, and frightening, what people will stick up their urethra in pursuit of. . . adventure.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 09:17 PM (rwusL)

73 Uma's not the only female celebrity dingbat to put this spin on her abortion. None of them have the slightest clue what they're admitting.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 22, 2021 09:17 PM (dLLgO)

74 Took thirteen sixth grade girls to a dairy farm tonight for their Farming Badge. Standing still and quiet does NOT come naturally to them, so I had to do a lot of circulating and hushing during milking and feeding. The amount of data on each cow is insane, but it would sure make Big Tech happy if we were all like these cows!

Posted by: pookysgirl, with two cats who won't stop sniffing her clothes at September 22, 2021 09:18 PM (XKZwp)

75 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down
Posted by: kbdabear at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (qAR6u)


Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:18 PM (axyOa)

76 *sad fistbump*

On the "plus" side - the Biden Junta is giving us ALL of the classic dystopias.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:18 PM (DpkTQ)

77 "It is not hands that call us, it is desire."

https://tinyurl.com/2ubp7w7w

Contains: Cenobites, but the best scene in the movie.

Second best: "And to think...I hesitated."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 22, 2021 09:18 PM (OU+8W)

78 I have a friend who did the Ancestry thing, because she was adopted quite some time ago. She traced her mother, a woman who'd had a high school pregnancy, and now was a grandmother in a different state.

My friend wrote a beautiful letter to her, anonymously, thanking her for putting her up for adoption, and telling her what a wonderful life she'd had.

Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:19 PM (AwPyG)

79 I always considered the urethra as one way.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:19 PM (aAP3z)

80 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas - Urusla Le Guin. Written in '73 no less.
Posted by: 18-1

I'll have to check this out - I am unfamiliar with her work.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:19 PM (mD/uy)

81 Whose topia dys bitch is.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (dLLgO)

82 My father-in-law was a urologist. It is truly amazing, and frightening, what people will stick up their urethra in pursuit of. . . adventure.

Hey I was just trying to get jacked in!

Posted by: Some 13 year old boy at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (DpkTQ)

83 Thank goodness judgement is taken out of our hands. I would be exhausted by the task!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 22, 2021 09:14 PM (TdMsT)

I think I would be good at it. Shoot that Mfer..shoot that Mfer...shoo.. no wait, burn that mfer...throw that Mfer off a cliff, this one gets a helicopter ride, shoot that Mfer. Easy. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (VwHCD)

84 I'm actually in a weird way looking forward to HR quizzing me on whether my religious objections are Real or just made up so I don't have to get a shot. They may get more than they bargained for.

(I did talk to a former supervisor about the situation. She started telling me the Catholic church decided one vax was not okay but another of the types was. I told her that a, all of the types currently in use do use fetal cells, and b, I'm not Catholic. "And," I added, "if my Catholic friends are to be believed, neither is the Pope." She chuckled, but she also displayed so much religious ignorance in that conversation that I doubt she had any idea that Bergoglio isn't exactly fully accepted.)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (8548M)

85 Took thirteen sixth grade girls to a dairy farm tonight for their Farming Badge. Standing still and quiet does NOT come naturally to them, so I had to do a lot of circulating and hushing during milking and feeding. The amount of data on each cow is insane, but it would sure make Big Tech happy if we were all like these cows!
Posted by: pookysgirl, with two cats who won't stop sniffing her clothes at September 22, 2021 09:18 PM (XKZwp)

There's a teats joke in this somewhere but i cant figure it.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (axyOa)

86 Uma's an actress, so expecting her to not be shallow and self centered would be a mistake.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (+lVUW)

87 Omg that last pic

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 22, 2021 09:21 PM (oEn12)

88 Looks like Charlie's getting pretty ripped. Must be working out...and cheese

Posted by: Pete Seria at September 22, 2021 09:21 PM (7ZQe3)

89 Sounds like she is repeating some BS from a "medical ethicist".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 09:09 PM (bUZUN)


She probably had a scriptwriter come up with her lovely statement about how it was so wonderful that she got an abortion.

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

90 76 *sad fistbump*

On the "plus" side - the Biden Junta is giving us ALL of the classic dystopias.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:18 PM (DpkTQ)

I always hoped that I would have the will to say 'Fuck all of you. Fiat justitia ruat caelum.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:22 PM (c1sSU)

91 >>> 83 Thank goodness judgement is taken out of our hands. I would be exhausted by the task!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 22, 2021 09:14 PM (TdMsT)

I think I would be good at it. Shoot that Mfer..shoot that Mfer...shoo.. no wait, burn that mfer...throw that Mfer off a cliff, this one gets a helicopter ride, shoot that Mfer. Easy. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (VwHCD)

I want this on pay-per-view.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 22, 2021 09:22 PM (ACi07)

92 I always considered the urethra as one way.
Posted by: casual observer 0922

Urethra!
-- Zombie Archimedes

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:22 PM (mD/uy)

93 I've always thought Uma was ugly; I guess it goes down deep.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 22, 2021 09:23 PM (oEn12)

94 Wish I could unread that item about the penis insertion.

On another topic, what the hell are those 3 guys doing dangling outdoors from a balcony with what appears to be an electric fan?

Posted by: mnw at September 22, 2021 09:23 PM (Cssks)

95 Evening all! I've discovered Tubi is showing old Route 66 episodes. I've been binge watching all evening.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:23 PM (nxdel)

96 Wow, had never heard of Harry Warren.

But at least I and everybody else around the world know the great works of St. George Floyd ... which sounds about par for the course these days. [Can you even say "par" these days since golf is known to be a social construct tool of the white cisheteropatriarchy oppressor?]

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 22, 2021 09:23 PM (vAHT7)

97 46 Let me guess, Uma didn't take any protection to an early casting couch?
Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:12 PM (DpkTQ)


Think Harvey Weinstein was the father?

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM (+lVUW)

98 I think Ursula Le Guin won a bunch of Hugos, back in the day, and was a lifetime recipient of Sci Fi Grandmaster Award.

She wrote "The Left Hand of Darkness" which foreshadowed this weird "male/female is a concept" way back when

Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM (AwPyG)

99 Evening.

Reading the Uma Thurman story, do you notice something? One little thing that's probably unintentionally alluded to?

Fifteen year old Uma Thurman had what could reasonably be considered a forced abortion. No one held her down but it basically boiled down to her beau dumping her ass and her parents threatening to cut her off if she didn't do it (she didn't want to).

Choice, huh?!? Yeah, ain't that shit something.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti "Marching In Time" Out Friday at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM (sId9P)

100 That Uma quote is a straight-up satanic inversion of Jesus, "I am the Way, the truth, and the life."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM (OssQ4)

101 Slowly they work their way to where they want to be
Posted by: MikeM at September 22, 2021 09:07 PM (xbR8Y)

But where they want to be is ALWAYS more...

Posted by: InCali at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM (ov5G+)

102 Think. Think about what you are trying to do to me.

Posted by: Urethra Franklin at September 22, 2021 09:26 PM (QU5/8)

103 I always considered the urethra as one way.
Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:19 PM


That is backwards thinking.

Posted by: Candiru at September 22, 2021 09:26 PM (a3Q+t)

104 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas - Urusla Le Guin. Written in '73 no less.
Posted by: 18-1

I'll have to check this out - I am unfamiliar with her work.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:19 PM (mD/uy)
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Terrific little short story...What lengths will society go to in order to be happy?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2021 09:26 PM (K5n5d)

105 It sounds to me that Uma Thurman is trying to convince herself that having an abortion gave her a life of blessings, putting a positive spin on something she knows deep down was a tragedy--that she caused.

Or maybe I give her too much credit.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2021 09:26 PM (dlC0g)

106 Fifteen year old Uma Thurman had what could reasonably be considered a forced abortion. No one held her down but it basically boiled down to her beau dumping her ass and her parents threatening to cut her off if she didn't do it (she didn't want to).

Choice, huh?!? Yeah, ain't that shit something.
Posted by: Robert - Tremonti "Marching In Time" Out Friday at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM (sId9P)

Damn. That makes it worse. People are fucking evil.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:26 PM (c1sSU)

107 On another topic, what the hell are those 3 guys doing dangling outdoors from a balcony with what appears to be an electric fan?
Posted by: mnw at September 22, 2021 09:23 PM (Cssks)


fixing a wall-mounted heat pump. It is the newest thing for retrofitting for air conditioning and heating.

the idiots are competing for Darwin awards, though.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 09:26 PM (ssx3L)

108 Uma's an actress, so expecting her to not be shallow and self centered would be a mistake.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (+lVUW)

the Trump era has been weird. Some of the actresses/performers, and men about town I could not stand turned out to be decent people.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:27 PM (z50H4)

109 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas -- free online:

https://tinyurl.com/8nha83r8

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2021 09:27 PM (K5n5d)

110 "the idiots are competing for Darwin awards, though."

Yeah, I would at least have a parachute.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:28 PM (aAP3z)

111 the Trump era has been weird. Some of the actresses/performers, and men about town I could not stand turned out to be decent people.
Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:27 PM (z50H4)

Life and death struggles against totalitarian assholes makes strange bedfellows.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:28 PM (c1sSU)

112 Took thirteen sixth grade girls to a dairy farm tonight for their Farming Badge. Standing still and quiet does NOT come naturally to them, so I had to do a lot of circulating and hushing during milking and feeding. The amount of data on each cow is insane, but it would sure make Big Tech happy if we were all like these cows!

Posted by: pookysgirl, with two cats who won't stop sniffing her clothes at September 22, 2021 09:18 PM (XKZwp)

-----

Out: Big Karen.
In: Big Bessie.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 22, 2021 09:28 PM (vAHT7)

113 Hello, Nurse!

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 09:28 PM (ssx3L)

114 it is like the time I learned Dave Butz from the Redskins was a major NRA supporter. That might have been the time I realized there is more to life that what color of laundry someone wears.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:29 PM (z50H4)

115 Thanks for the link!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:29 PM (mD/uy)

116 That chain saw had no teeth on it.

Posted by: West at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (QY+6a)

117 I think Ursula Le Guin won a bunch of Hugos, back in the day, and was a lifetime recipient of Sci Fi Grandmaster Award.

She wrote "The Left Hand of Darkness" which foreshadowed this weird "male/female is a concept" way back when
Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM


She also wrote The Lathe of Heaven

Posted by: Chuck C at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (EughT)

118 Before my Mom passed two years ago, she had given me, an only child, and my 2 daughters and Hubby's an Ancestry DNA test for Christmas a couple of years prior. Five months after she passed, I received a letter addressed to her. The letter said this lady had found her through Ancestry and thought they might be related. I found Mom's password and went into Ancestry and there she was....and we were Sisters! So at 63 and 66 she came for a visit and I tried so hard to tell her who Mom was. She had a great life, still has and just wanted to thank Mom for giving her a chance to have a great family. We talk monthly and I am adjusting to having someone else call my Mom, Mom.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (cRbt7)

119 73 Uma's not the only female celebrity dingbat to put this spin on her abortion. None of them have the slightest clue what they're admitting.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 22, 2021 09:17 PM (dLLgO)


Martha Plimpton bragged about the fact that she'd had more than one, and was cheered on by a Planned Parenthood audience. Her statement was something like, "My first abortion was the best."
Apparently she and Planned Parenthood think that being too stupid to learn from your mistake is something to applaud.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (+lVUW)

120 She wrote "The Left Hand of Darkness" which foreshadowed this weird "male/female is a concept" way back when
Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM

She also wrote The Lathe of Heaven
Posted by: Chuck C at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (EughT)

Sorry. Heavy moment, but that just made me think of Galaxy Quest.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (c1sSU)

121 Helping hands and Feet -

So this kid took a job at a construction site and the foreman took him all the way to the top- 20 floors up. At noon break the kid starts to go back down and says "i gotta pee!". Foreman says "nah, takes too long. Imma stand on this board, u step out and pee. By the time the piss it hits the ground, gonna just dissapear." So the new guy steps out, and starts to pee when someone calls out to the foreman who then instinctively turns around and steps off the board, leaving the poor new guy to fall to his death.

After hours of the official inquest with no answers to the accident, the judge implores for any evidence into the case. "I think i know something, your honor." A man spoke from the back. "I think they were having a sex party!" "
A sex party!?" The judge replied.
""Yessir, a sex party. You see, I'm a glazier, and i worked on the 6th floor. I heard a scream, and when I looked up I saw a man with his dick in his hand yelling 'where is that cocksuckerrrrrrrrrrrrr!'."

Posted by: Cicero, Kaboom! Kid at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (n/szn)

122 I had someone in the family do the ancestry thing. It's caused nothing but problems.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (nxdel)

123 We talk monthly and I am adjusting to having someone else call my Mom, Mom.
Posted by: Stellastwocents

Are you trying to make me cry?

(It's working)

Good for your Mom and you two.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:32 PM (mD/uy)

124 and we were Sisters! So at 63 and 66 she came for a visit and I tried so hard to tell her who Mom was. She had a great life, still has and just wanted to thank Mom for giving her a chance to have a great family. We talk monthly and I am adjusting to having someone else call my Mom, Mom.
Posted by: Stellastwocents at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (cRbt7)
* * * *
What a terrific story! And what a new blessing in your life.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 09:32 PM (rwusL)

125 We talk monthly and I am adjusting to having someone else call my Mom, Mom.
Posted by: Stellastwocents at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (cRbt7)

This is great. My grandfather evidently got friendly with a nurse in England in '45. Long and the short, my Dad found a sister who is a year older than he is.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:32 PM (c1sSU)

126 102 Think. Think about what you are trying to do to me.

Posted by: Urethra Franklin at September 22, 2021 09:26 PM (QU5/

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Future AoSHQ commenter/moron?

[Fox News:] Teen gets USB cable stuck in penis in backfired attempt to measure length

https://tinyurl.com/2cc7p9f3

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 22, 2021 09:32 PM (vAHT7)

127 I think Ursula Le Guin won a bunch of Hugos, back in the day, and was a lifetime recipient of Sci Fi Grandmaster Award.

She wrote "The Left Hand of Darkness" which foreshadowed this weird "male/female is a concept" way back when
Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM

She also wrote The Lathe of Heaven
Posted by: Chuck C at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (EughT)
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Not to mention the "Earthsea" saga...Back when diversity actually meant something...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2021 09:33 PM (K5n5d)

128 By Grabthar's Hammer!

Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:33 PM (AwPyG)

129 People are fucking evil.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:26 PM (c1sSU)

No shit. But it's something I've been kicking about. The problem with the "choice" argument is it assumes that the choice is made in a perfect vacuum free of all kinds of social pressures or duress. The reality is that's bullshit. Does any 15 year old girl have a choice? No, of course not. She'll simply do whatever her parents, or the most powerful authority figure, tells her to. And you can keep going down that line of women being forced into shitty positions by the people in their lives.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti at September 22, 2021 09:33 PM (MAKO5)

130 The white cat meme came
From Kindltot!

I got it from him!!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:34 PM (U2p+3)

131 There's a teats joke in this somewhere but i cant figure it.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (axyOa)
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if you find it, milk it for all it's worth!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 22, 2021 09:34 PM (ogGku)

132 had someone in the family do the ancestry thing. It's caused nothing but problems.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (nxdel)

you can't leave it at that, that is a heck of a set up.

Are you talking DNA or genealogy? We had people who did the genealogy thing back in the day and it became an obsession. Back then you went to the Mormons, they have always had the best records.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:34 PM (z50H4)

133 93 I've always thought Uma was ugly; I guess it goes down deep.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 22, 2021 09:23 PM (oEn12)


I was always surprised that she was considered beautiful.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2021 09:35 PM (+lVUW)

134 27 ONT Tips, accordion sheet music and frozen beef pies to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Lady of Spain suit you? Any particular polka you'd like?
Posted by: zombie Myron Florin at September 22, 2021 09:08 PM (a3Q+t)

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

The Beer Barrel Polka seems appropriate.

We had a neighbor once who took up the accordion. She practiced all the time, so we got to hear her progress. She had gotten pretty good at it by the time we moved.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 22, 2021 09:35 PM (CAJOC)

135 so who's up for giving a fool some advice on fiber optic stuff ?

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 09:35 PM (uCLWI)

136 I was always surprised that she was considered beautiful.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2021 09:35 PM (+lVUW)

She has an odd face. It throws me off. Weird symmetry I think. Just feels wrong. She managed to look decent in Kill Bill (which, considering the subject is kind of fucking sad.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:36 PM (c1sSU)

137 91 >>> 83 Thank goodness judgement is taken out of our hands. I would be exhausted by the task!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 22, 2021 09:14 PM (TdMsT)

I think I would be good at it. Shoot that Mfer..shoot that Mfer...shoo.. no wait, burn that mfer...throw that Mfer off a cliff, this one gets a helicopter ride, shoot that Mfer. Easy. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (VwHCD)

I want this on pay-per-view.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 22, 2021 09:22 PM (ACi07)


I would rejoin Netflix and pay the fee to see that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 09:36 PM (hOUT3)

138 >>I was always surprised that she was considered beautiful. Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2021 09:35 PM (+lVUW)

She has strange goat-eyes.

Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 09:36 PM (xK9An)

139 135 so who's up for giving a fool some advice on fiber optic stuff ?
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 09:35 PM (uCLWI)

Don't stick it up your dick.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:36 PM (c1sSU)

140 so who's up for giving a fool some advice on fiber optic stuff ?
Posted by: REDACTED

Knowing nothing about the subject matter has never stopped any of us before!

Let it rip.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:37 PM (mD/uy)

141 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas does something important, IMO - it really takes the nominal utilitarianism of our age and asks if people really believe it.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:37 PM (DpkTQ)

142 I had someone in the family do the ancestry thing. It's caused nothing but problems.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (nxdel)
* * * *
Had something similar happen to my SIL, who was adopted. She found her birth mother but the woman had moved on from her past and wanted nothing to do with my SIL. Not quite the Hallmark Movies version of how SIL thought it would go.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 09:37 PM (rwusL)

143

Uma Thurman...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VTxYQL2SbA

Posted by: Zettai at September 22, 2021 09:37 PM (CXHm8)

144 She has strange goat-eyes.

Well, let's not get all wee weed up about who might have goat like physical characteristics shall we?

Posted by: Stan at September 22, 2021 09:38 PM (DpkTQ)

145 135 so who's up for giving a fool some advice on fiber optic stuff ?
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 09:35 PM (uCLWI)

Don't stick it up your dick.
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Generally, yes, though I have had ONE medical procedure where they shoved a camera up there for a nice look around...What, TMI?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2021 09:38 PM (K5n5d)

146 most people do not think they are evil. They can explain away a lot of shit and they can find a way to make their issues so singular,that they don't count.

One thing I do know about people, is for the most part they do not change. I used to think kids were just kids, kind of people who barely knew what it meant to be one. I thought most of them grew out of it and became serious adults at some point. I was wrong about that. For the most part, a shithead kid turns into a shithead adult.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:38 PM (z50H4)

147 141 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas does something important, IMO - it really takes the nominal utilitarianism of our age and asks if people really believe it.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2021 09:37 PM (DpkTQ)

It IS a perfect moral question.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:38 PM (c1sSU)

148 Evening Horde
Ladyl, Berserker

Having been raised traditional Catholic I find myself torn. I know it is up yo G-d to do the judgements. He selects the destination. But, more often now than anytime in teh past I find myself wanting to arrange those meetings.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 22, 2021 09:38 PM (FtJ1S)

149 That's why it's considered statutory rape.

If people were trying to help the girls, any doctor would be compelled by law to name the father and/or her parents to child protection services, because obviously someone's taking advantage of a child. (You can't be considered a competent adult until you're reached legal age)

But instead, a sixth grader can be taken out for an abortion by their teacher during school hours, without the parents finding out. (law in California)

Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:39 PM (AwPyG)

150 There's a teats joke in this somewhere but i cant figure it.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:20 PM (axyOa)

Surprisingly, the girls made no comments about such things. But then again, this is a rural community and they see farm animals up close all the time, just not some of the processes associated with them. Seeing the girls try to feed the day-old calves was udder-ly hilarious, though!

Posted by: pookysgirl knows you just groaned at her joke at September 22, 2021 09:39 PM (XKZwp)

151 I think Ursula Le Guin won a bunch of Hugos, back in the day, and was a lifetime recipient of Sci Fi Grandmaster Award.

I remembered her as being very leftwing back in the day, but reading about her career it seems she spent it apologizing for not being leftwing enough...

Posted by: Stan at September 22, 2021 09:39 PM (DpkTQ)

152 Generally, yes, though I have had ONE medical procedure where they shoved a camera up there for a nice look around...What, TMI?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

How is it, men the world over can cringe all together when someone describes something getting stuffed up their pee hole?

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:40 PM (mD/uy)

153 How is it, men the world over can cringe all together when someone describes something getting stuffed up their pee hole?
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:40 PM (mD/uy)

Because we have all gotten soap up there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 09:41 PM (c1sSU)

154 She looked good in Gattaca, but she was young then and youth is a heck if a thing. Her feet were shown in Kill Bill (I think), and they are a ballet/geisha horror show.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 09:41 PM (QU5/8)

155 That last pic gives me shivers, but I also wonder if its a photoshop. I can totally believe dudes doing something like that; but the AC? with hanging extension cord just doesn't look like it goes on that concrete wall.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 22, 2021 09:41 PM (pxVvf)

156 Before my Mom passed two years ago, she had given me, an only child, and my 2 daughters and Hubby's an Ancestry DNA test for Christmas a couple of years prior. Five months after she passed, I received a letter addressed to her. The letter said this lady had found her through Ancestry and thought they might be related. I found Mom's password and went into Ancestry and there she was....and we were Sisters! So at 63 and 66 she came for a visit and I tried so hard to tell her who Mom was. She had a great life, still has and just wanted to thank Mom for giving her a chance to have a great family. We talk monthly and I am adjusting to having someone else call my Mom, Mom.
Posted by: Stellastwocents at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (cRbt7)


Thats a beautiful story. You're wonderful for welcoming your half sister into your heart.
I wrote a similar letter to my birth mother- just thanking her for what was obviously a tough time for her and hopefully relieving her mind that I have an amazing family and turned out ok.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 09:41 PM (Ed8Zd)

157 Quint.. bare bones explanation is someone who was adopted thought my husband was his dad. He's not. Can't say much more at this point.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:41 PM (nxdel)

158 It gets squishier. She flew in on what would've been Mom's 85th Birthday, so we went to Mom's favorite restaurant and when we told the waitress why we were there, we were presented with free drinks and complimentary Oysters Rockefeller appetizer, her favorite dish whenever she went there. I now firmly believe the Universe has perfect alignment a couple of times in your life.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at September 22, 2021 09:41 PM (cRbt7)

159 They knew...

The New York Times
Dec 19, 2017

Experiments to make lethal viruses more deadly will receive federal funding after a ban was lifted

The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans.

https://bit.ly/3hYSYuf

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at September 22, 2021 09:42 PM (Do5/p)

160 Fuck you, Uma.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 22, 2021 09:42 PM (x8Wzq)

161 OK, they are installing fiber optic internet service on Sat

atm, I have Verizon DSL, a Verizon landline phone and a verizon flip phone. I want all this to go away


I also have a ATT flip phone. And ATT is the only wireless service available here, butt my phone wont work after Feb

so my question is If I buy a smart phone, can I hook it up to my new Fiber modem and willl it have to be an ATT phone or will any phone work ?

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 09:42 PM (uCLWI)

162 I got it from him!!!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:34 PM (U2p+3)


But it made me think of you, in fact, all of you

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 09:43 PM (ssx3L)

163 I read that the Chicoms have all the DNA data for everyone who ever did any of those commercial DNA tests, that's probably tens of millions of people, and it did cross my mind that it would be very helpful for their biowarfare research.

Posted by: yop at September 22, 2021 09:43 PM (XcpXx)

164 I had someone in the family do the ancestry thing. It's caused nothing but problems.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (nxdel)
* * * *
Had something similar happen to my SIL, who was adopted. She found her birth mother but the woman had moved on from her past and wanted nothing to do with my SIL. Not quite the Hallmark Movies version of how SIL thought it would go.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 09:37 PM (rwusL)

I may have walked into something here that I didn't get the gist of. If so, my apologies. I thought we were talking those DNA tests they advertise all the time.

As for adoption, yeah that is a tough one. Many P.I.'es will say that stuff rarely ends well. it depends on the state, some are as opaque as they can possibly be. When you look at it fairly, there is an argument over whether to favor the kid or the parent in that situation. Favor one, and it can make it worse for the other. It is just a thing in this world.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:43 PM (z50H4)

165 Weird.

I have a girl that works for us, her mother is on a vent from COVID. Two weeks ago, hospital staff told the family it'd be best to pull the plug after her mom had been on the vent for two weeks. But two months earlier, her bother had struggled with the Vid and was vented for 3.5 weeks, so they told the doctors to f*ck off. Now mom is coming off the vent and recovering.

GF has a friend that was on vent for 4 weeks, family was also told to pull the plug after two weeks. Now she has recovered.

I get the feeling sometimes hospitals don't give a f*ck.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:44 PM (C1iZg)

166 so who's up for giving a fool some advice on fiber optic stuff ?
Posted by: REDACTED

Knowing nothing about the subject matter has never stopped any of us before!

Let it rip.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:37 PM (mD/uy)
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Slap a hot wire to it?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 22, 2021 09:44 PM (2SdPm)

167 most people do not think they are evil. They can explain away a lot of shit and they can find a way to make their issues so singular,that they don't count.

One thing I do know about people, is for the most part they do not change. I used to think kids were just kids, kind of people who barely knew what it meant to be one. I thought most of them grew out of it and became serious adults at some point. I was wrong about that. For the most part, a shithead kid turns into a shithead adult.
Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:38 PM (z50H4)

I think (hope) that I grew out of my ignorance and selfishness and shitheadedness. Maybe not as much as I'd like, but pretty much.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 09:44 PM (Ed8Zd)

168 The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans.

https://bit.ly/3hYSYuf
Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at September 22, 2021 09:42 PM (Do5/p)


Pleased to meet you,
Hope you guess my name?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 09:44 PM (hOUT3)

169 "Cowboy with their reins in hand whipping black people"

Give black people immunity to all laws. Just get it over with already.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at September 22, 2021 09:45 PM (qpX6U)

170 so who's up for giving a fool some advice on fiber optic stuff ?
Posted by: REDACTED

Avoid square knots.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:45 PM (axyOa)

171 Quint.. bare bones explanation is someone who was adopted thought my husband was his dad. He's not. Can't say much more at this point.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:41 PM (nxdel)

no worries. I just thought the statement was interesting. I wasn't sure where it would lead. No need to tell me or anyone else something you don't want to share. It was just the comment that was interesting.

oh and btw, since we are sharing,I was adopted.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:46 PM (z50H4)

172 As for adoption, yeah that is a tough one. Many P.I.'es will say that stuff rarely ends well. it depends on the state, some are as opaque as they can possibly be. When you look at it fairly, there is an argument over whether to favor the kid or the parent in that situation. Favor one, and it can make it worse for the other. It is just a thing in this world.
Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:43 PM (z50H4)
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What's hard about adoption is medical history. There may be a legitimate reason to find birth parents, but, if they don't want to cooperate, well, it's kind of tough.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 22, 2021 09:46 PM (2SdPm)

173 Where's Grabthar's waterpumps?

Posted by: klaftern at September 22, 2021 09:47 PM (taPSh)

174 Quint someone on hubby's side of the family (a cousin) did the ancestry dot com thing. This led to results that maybe my husband was his dad. So we met, did a DNA test and that settled it. He's not his dad. We know is though.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:47 PM (nxdel)

175 saw a thread on Red Wings hockey that one player remains who is not vaxed. He is not allowed to play in Canada at all. I casually asked if NHL requires any other vax...not sure if answered yet

Posted by: a dude in MI at September 22, 2021 09:47 PM (+I6Y/)

176 The last time I was in Laredo, the vast majority of CBP were Hispanic. Anyone in the media thought of that or nah?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2021 09:47 PM (kTF2Z)

177 'where is that cocksuckerrrrrrrrrrrrr!'."
Posted by: Cicero, Kaboom! Kid at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (n/szn)

LOL!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (wy8Sh)

178 "Give black people immunity to all laws."

From where I sit that is already happening.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (aAP3z)

179 Kindltot!

Said goodbye to my youngest this afternoon. He's off on an adventure with the Navy.
It makes my heart happy to tell him how many people pray for him, recognize his commitment and appreciate him. He thinks I'm a loon, but that's ok.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (U2p+3)

180 I think (hope) that I grew out of my ignorance and selfishness and shitheadedness. Maybe not as much as I'd like, but pretty much.
Posted by: LASue

Your very thought that you were ignorant and selfish at one time and pray you grew up speaks volumes.

psst - you did.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (mD/uy)

181 I installed a fiber bridge once. Two boxes, two fiber cables. Cables had connectors on ends pre-installed. Plug and go. One of the few things in my career that worked right the first time.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at September 22, 2021 09:49 PM (qpX6U)

182

It is Zettai Clan lore that we've a lineal Irish ancestor... I might be tempted to submit to DNA testing to verify this, but I'm not certain I really want to know!

Posted by: Zettai at September 22, 2021 09:49 PM (M1A6i)

183 Anyway we hope he'll just leave it alone. He wants to find his mom but no luck so far. He's a nice guy and I hope he finds her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:49 PM (nxdel)

184 @172

I think the Ancestry thing is kind of a loophole. Most states are very tough about protecting the mother's right to privacy. But if both sides are doing the ancestry tracing thing, they can find each other that way. Or, you may find a sibling or cousin, even if the mother is not participating, and discover the mother's identity that way

Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:49 PM (AwPyG)

185 *sees the last photo*
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C58ttB2-Qg

Posted by: exdem13 at September 22, 2021 09:49 PM (W+kMI)

186 I often find myself remembering Heinlein's "Farnham's Freehold." Seemed outlandish when I read two decades ago.

Now it might be part of the fiction-becomes-a-manual lexicon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 22, 2021 09:49 PM (x8Wzq)

187 "I get the feeling sometimes hospitals don't give a f*ck."

Hospitals are a conveyor belt, and they largely only go in one direction.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:50 PM (aAP3z)

188 I had someone in the family do the ancestry thing. It's caused nothing but problems.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:31 PM (nxdel)
* * * *

I get all sorts of links to birth relatives thru ancestry, (close relative, first cousin, emails asking who I am related to) but since my birth mother didn't make my adoption public, I don't respond. I have my family and no desire to hurt hers, especially since she gave me such a selfless and wonderful gift.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 09:50 PM (Ed8Zd)

189 Has the lighthouse in the pic been ID'd?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 09:50 PM (1vynn)

190 Seeing the girls try to feed the day-old calves was udder-ly hilarious, though!
Posted by: pookysgirl knows you just groaned at her joke at September 22, 2021 09:39 PM (XKZwp)


Groan.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:50 PM (axyOa)

191 so my question is If I buy a smart phone, can I hook it up to my new Fiber modem and willl it have to be an ATT phone or will any phone work ?
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 09:42 PM (uCLWI)

WiFi? Oh, yeah, you'll be fine. Any smartphone will do.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti at September 22, 2021 09:51 PM (7hCBA)

192 The last time I was in Laredo, the vast majority of CBP were Hispanic. Anyone in the media thought of that or nah?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2021 09:47 PM (kTF2Z)

is the CBP the Border Patrol? I am guessing that is what you are talking about. When they came out with the term ICE 20 years ago I lost track of some of the nomenclatures. But no doubt you are right. Too bad the media is full of idiots and they pretty much feed idiots. No doubt Hispanics have always been a huge part of the Border Patrol and that has been the case for half a century or more.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:51 PM (z50H4)

193 In response to Maxine Waters, I humbly submit that we swap the mounted police with the mounted gorilla troops from Planet of the Apes. Club 'em, net 'em, shoot the suspect or aggressive ones, then cart 'em back to Mexico.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 22, 2021 09:51 PM (W+kMI)

194 I get the feeling sometimes hospitals don't give a f*ck.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:44 PM (C1iZg)
* * * *
Friend was saying a relative in Florida ended up in a hospital as the result of a fall with a negligible injury. The Covid test taken a couple days before the fall was dismissed because the test given at the hospital on admission read positive. The relative did not have the jab and the hospital refused to treat her. Kept her as a patient for three days and ran all sorts of tests but refused to treat her injury. Relatives could not get in ot see her because she was Covid positive. Doc finally told her to demand a discharge so she could go home.

These "no vax, no treatment" facilities should be shuttered.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 09:52 PM (rwusL)

195 >>Give black people immunity to all laws. Just get it over with already. Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at September 22, 2021 09:45 PM (qpX6U)

Give black people to black people. Just get it over with already.

Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 09:52 PM (xK9An)

196
Said goodbye to my youngest this afternoon. He's off on an adventure with the Navy.
It makes my heart happy to tell him how many people pray for him, recognize his commitment and appreciate him. He thinks I'm a loon, but that's ok.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (U2p+3)

Nurse,
When he gets that certificate in the mail declaring him to be a Shellback...don't ask.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:52 PM (axyOa)

197 when all they're trying to do is escape the violence in their country." Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

They could do that by moving to the other side of their island, Maxine, instead of swimming (I mean, they're destitute, right?) 1500 miles to Mexico and then walking (still destitute) 600 miles inland to get to that Del Rio bridge.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2021 09:52 PM (8DRUP)

198 I've dated 4 adopted women out of I'd say about 8 longish-term relationships.

I wonder what the odds of that are and why I seem to connect with adopted women.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (C1iZg)

199 {{Nurse}} can't imagine how tough that is.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (nxdel)

200 Hospitals are a conveyor belt, and they largely only go in one direction.
Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:50 PM (aAP3z)
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Sadly true, I suppose. An episode of Scrubs pointed out that at any given time 1 in 3 patients in the hospital will die. The episode subverted this in that all three patients in the different storylines died...sometimes you just have a bad day as a physician.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (K5n5d)

201 Good night all.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (nxdel)

202 He thinks I'm a loon

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (U2p+3)

Smart kid.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (Q9lwr)

203 These "no vax, no treatment" facilities should be shuttered.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient

Agreed. I had my heart ablation a week ago and the Hosp had no shits to give about my shot status.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (mD/uy)

204 I get the feeling sometimes hospitals don't give a f*ck.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:44 PM (C1iZg)

Hey now! They can rent that vent out again, and bank another few grand.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (wy8Sh)

205 I've dated 4 adopted women out of I'd say about 8 longish-term relationships.

I wonder what the odds of that are and why I seem to connect with adopted women.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (C1iZg)


Excellent taste?

Plus, there are way more of us out there than most people think.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (Ed8Zd)

206 @98 I think Ursula Le Guin won a bunch of Hugos, back in the day, and was a lifetime recipient of Sci Fi Grandmaster Award.

She wrote "The Left Hand of Darkness" which foreshadowed this weird "male/female is a concept" way back when

---

She was a very prolific author. LHoD is about a planet where the residents (who are otherwise normal humans) periodically change from one gender to the other. And it should be noted that this is a full-on biological change that the individual undergoes. The narrator is a human from Earth.

She's best known for the Earthsea books. The original trilogy is good. The later ones not so much. Ignore the abominable SyFy miniseries of the same name. It's awful. I've also heard that the Miyazaki movie has little in common with the books beyond the name.

The Dispossessed is, perhaps, her most appropriate novel for our current situation. The protagonist spends most of his life on a planet that - on paper, at least - follows a system based on communalism and final-phase Communism. While the book assumes that such a system can work, it acknowledges that humans are human, and shows some of the short-comings of utopian thinking.

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (PTw5h)

207 Nurse,
When he gets that certificate in the mail declaring him to be a Shellback...don't ask.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:52 PM (axyOa)

*nods*

My Marine brother will not go into detail.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (x8Wzq)

208 Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 09:42 PM (uCLWI)

So if I read this correctly, the fiber optic is to be provided through ATT. The house termination will almost certainly be a fiber modem that provides both wired and wireless signals for your house.

I think most phones, and certainly a smart phone, have an option for you to enable wireless calling via the fiber modem (you need to enable this in the settings/setup and log in once).

Don't understated why your phone (or any ATT phone) won't work if you currently have ATT wireless service at your location?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (hOUT3)

209 No doubt Hispanics have always been a huge part of the Border Patrol and that has been the case for half a century or more.
Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:51 PM (z50H4)

Border resident, can confirm.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (soP9g)

210 I get the feeling sometimes hospitals don't give a f*ck.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:44 PM (C1iZg)
--

They don't. And not just with COVID. Certain members of my family have had to use alot of healthcare over the course of their lives. They have charted a steady decline in medical care, hospitals chief among them. If you do not have an advocate, or are unable to effectively advocate for your yourself, you run real risk of being subject to (at the least) careless errors. This happens all the time. The over-reliance on tech has only made it worse.

Many of the good doctors are leaving (and encouraging their kids not to go into medicine). Many of those that stay think of it solely as a business. Hospitals are run by massive administrations that end up controlling the (declining) quality of care.

Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2021 09:55 PM (ydlAE)

211 All of my relations have died in Hospitals.
None at home, none in their cars, none at work, none while shopping at the grocery store.
They get sick, they go in, they later die.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:55 PM (aAP3z)

212 You know.

Protecting the rights of young women to remain anonymous when they give a child up for adoption may be a GOOD thing and encourage women to give their babies life. They can admit their mistake and even admit to being unready to be moms. And that's a far better option than abortion. Those women should be protected from being doxxed. For as long as they choose.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:55 PM (U2p+3)

213 179 Kindltot!

Said goodbye to my youngest this afternoon. He's off on an adventure with the Navy.
It makes my heart happy to tell him how many people pray for him, recognize his commitment and appreciate him. He thinks I'm a loon, but that's ok.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (U2p+3)

May his enlistment be safe and happy. You done well raising that young man.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2021 09:56 PM (aA3+G)

214
Protecting the rights of young women to remain anonymous when they give a child up for adoption may be a GOOD thing and encourage women to give their babies life. They can admit their mistake and even admit to being unready to be moms. And that's a far better option than abortion. Those women should be protected from being doxxed. For as long as they choose.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:55 PM (U2p+3)
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No argument against that from me.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 22, 2021 09:56 PM (2SdPm)

215 211 All of my relations have died in Hospitals.
None at home, none in their cars, none at work, none while shopping at the grocery store.
They get sick, they go in, they later die.
Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:55 PM (aAP3z)


Reminds me of Grand Last View Hospital of Ironwood, MI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2021 09:57 PM (aA3+G)

216 I get all sorts of links to birth relatives thru ancestry, (close relative, first cousin, emails asking who I am related to) but since my birth mother didn't make my adoption public, I don't respond. I have my family and no desire to hurt hers, especially since she gave me such a selfless and wonderful gift.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 09:50 PM (Ed8Zd)

I understand exactly what you are saying. Everyone goes there own way, far be it for me to tell people how to think. But I agree with you. If someone went to that effort, they had a reason and for it to keep being an option, it needs to stay a certain way. I am not telling anyone else what to do, that it way out of my league. But I do line up with what you are saying,.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 09:57 PM (z50H4)

217 My own father got gangrene, went in for a leg amputation, below the knee.
They amputated the wrong leg.
Which means he later lost the one that should have been amputated the first time.
Then, he died.
Age 68.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 09:57 PM (aAP3z)

218 Well, time to wander.

Later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 22, 2021 09:57 PM (2SdPm)

219 Future AoSHQ commenter/moron?

[Fox News:] Teen gets USB cable stuck in penis in backfired attempt to measure length

https://tinyurl.com/2cc7p9f3

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 22, 2021 09:32 PM (vAHT7)

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Important Safety Tip: Read the full post before commenting ... apologies MisHum.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 22, 2021 09:57 PM (vAHT7)

220 Friend was saying a relative in Florida ended up in a hospital as the result of a fall with a negligible injury. The Covid test taken a couple days before the fall was dismissed because the test given at the hospital on admission read positive. The relative did not have the jab and the hospital refused to treat her. Kept her as a patient for three days and ran all sorts of tests but refused to treat her injury. Relatives could not get in ot see her because she was Covid positive. Doc finally told her to demand a discharge so she could go home.

These "no vax, no treatment" facilities should be shuttered.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing I

What? Your friend's story sets off my BS meter, big time. But if its true, your friend has a huge lawsuit waiting - against that hospital, its system, its administrators, and the drs.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 09:57 PM (Ed8Zd)

221 I wonder what the odds of that are and why I seem to connect with adopted women.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (C1iZg)

They dig your snuff and your gallant stroll?

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 09:58 PM (fGe1B)

222 Hey now! They can rent that vent out again, and bank another few grand.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (wy8Sh)

.....

I know you speak with semi-tongue in cheek, but I honestly wonder if that's not the deal.

Or maybe Medicare stops paying after 2 weeks or something.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:58 PM (C1iZg)

223
202 He thinks I'm a loon

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (U2p+3)

Smart kid.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (Q9lwr)

But, and i say this cause i had lunch with her a week ago, the loon has nice gams.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:58 PM (axyOa)

224 Important Safety Tip: Read the full post before commenting ... apologies MisHum.
Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 22, 2021 09:57 PM (vAHT7)

***SNORT***

I caught that earlier and thought, ShainS hasn't gotten through the entire thread. Apologies not necessary, but accepted nevertheless.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2021 09:59 PM (aA3+G)

225 Quint, yes CBP stands for Customs and Border Patrol. They operate on or close to the border. ICE is Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They operate all through the interior.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2021 09:59 PM (kTF2Z)

226 My cousin tracked down his birth mother when he was in his 50s, went to visit the hillbilly clan way out in the boondocks, enjoyed the experience but he said he's sure glad he got adopted.

Posted by: yop at September 22, 2021 09:59 PM (XcpXx)

227
Smart kid.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September

Pfffft

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:00 PM (U2p+3)

228 But, and i say this cause i had lunch with her a week ago, the loon has nice gams.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 09:58 PM (axyOa)

*waggles eyebrows*

Posted by: P. Opus at September 22, 2021 10:00 PM (x8Wzq)

229 The last time I was in Laredo, the vast majority of CBP were Hispanic. Anyone in the media thought of that or nah?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2021 09:47 PM (kTF2Z)
* * * *
Doesn't fit the narrative. Maxine Waters personally witnessing slavery and whipping, now that fits the narrative no matter ignorant her story.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 10:00 PM (rwusL)

230 H5N6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xBkOnsI8SM

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 22, 2021 10:00 PM (nLrWw)

231 Protecting the rights of young women to remain anonymous when they give a child up for adoption may be a GOOD thing and encourage women to give their babies life. They can admit their mistake and even admit to being unready to be moms.
Posted by: nurse ratched

I'm good with it. In Ohio one can turnover (safely) infants at firehouses, police stations and other designated Safe Haven spots. No paperwork, no muss no fuss.



Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:01 PM (mD/uy)

232

Gutfeld up now:


https://ustvgo.tv/fox-news-live-streaming-free/

Posted by: Zettai at September 22, 2021 10:01 PM (dqwm5)

233 When our parents married, they both had two children from their first marriages. They adopted each other's children and had a child together.

So... four of us had a full sibling and two adopted siblings, and the baby had four half-siblings.

Posted by: sal at September 22, 2021 10:02 PM (3c1fY)

234 >>Doc finally told her to demand a discharge so she could go home. Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing I

Somewhere, a low-level Soylent Corp. procurement agent is getting an earful from his boss.

Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 10:02 PM (xK9An)

235 117 I think Ursula Le Guin won a bunch of Hugos, back in the day, and was a lifetime recipient of Sci Fi Grandmaster Award.

She wrote "The Left Hand of Darkness" which foreshadowed this weird "male/female is a concept" way back when
Posted by: artemis at September 22, 2021 09:25 PM

She also wrote The Lathe of Heaven
Posted by: Chuck C at September 22, 2021 09:30 PM (EughT)

And the EarthSea Trilogy...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 22, 2021 10:02 PM (BgMrQ)

236 The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized Pfizer booster shots for people above the age of 65 or who are at high risk.

Hey,we'll say they're at 'high risk', so everybody will say "it could have been so much worse" when they die.

We will neglect to mention that you're at high risk if you take the vaccine and not the other way around.

Posted by: FDA at September 22, 2021 10:02 PM (XHrkn)

237 The west and east coast photos are gorgeous. They're a good reminder of how beautiful is our country and how blessed we are, despite the evil that's permeated our government.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 10:02 PM (Ed8Zd)

238 Ol Gatemouth Maxine is a hysterical lying scrunt.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at September 22, 2021 10:03 PM (cn6vO)

239 198 I've dated 4 adopted women out of I'd say about 8 longish-term relationships.

I wonder what the odds of that are and why I seem to connect with adopted women.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 09:53 PM (C1iZg)

Considering my own freakish nature at picking women, I have a theory.

I think our subconscious is very, very good at choosing a specific set of criteria. NOT what we need, but something that satisfies it's particular criteria. Things that the subconscious judges and picks up on that we consciously do not see or recognize.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:03 PM (c1sSU)

240 Hospitals are run by massive administrations that end up controlling the (declining) quality of care.
Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2021 09:55 PM (ydlAE)


Green eye-shade syndrome:
If it improves the bottom line, screw the patients/customers!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:04 PM (hOUT3)

241 What? Your friend's story sets off my BS meter, big time. But if its true, your friend has a huge lawsuit waiting - against that hospital, its system, its administrators, and the drs.
Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 09:57 PM (Ed8Zd)
* * * *
Yeah, my BS meter pinged as well. I sincerely hope something was lost in the translation. Otherwise, a huge lawsuit should be waiting!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 10:04 PM (rwusL)

242 Don't understated why your phone (or any ATT phone) won't work if you currently have ATT wireless service at your location?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 09:54 PM (hOUT3)

the Fiber optic hook up is with Spectrum

this is a very rural area and only ATT wireless phones work
however , ATT is discontinuing the network in which my cheap prepaid phone works off of. The already have 4G LTE in place and tell me I have to get a new phone by Feb

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 10:04 PM (uCLWI)

243 Ol Gatemouth Maxine is a hysterical lying scrunt.
Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at September 22, 2021 10:03 PM (cn6vO)

A parasite looking out for other parasites.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:04 PM (wy8Sh)

244 Hospitals, just like Media Companies and everything else have been bought out by the big corporations. Same with Medical Practices, hell, even Vet Clinics. They no longer care for the patient on a personal level, it's all conveyor belt and expensive. Gotta hit those revenue goals so if a patient with Covid get's them an additional $13K, the liver cancer is a side hustle. And those folks in Florida should report them to the Gov's Office pronto. The new Surgeon General doesn't seem like the type to tolerate refusing care because of unvaccinated status.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at September 22, 2021 10:04 PM (cRbt7)

245 237 The west and east coast photos are gorgeous. They're a good reminder of how beautiful is our country and how blessed we are, despite the evil that's permeated our government.
Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 10:02 PM (Ed8Zd)

Amen.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:04 PM (U2p+3)

246 I am currently reading Le Guin's last novel - "Lavinia"

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 22, 2021 10:05 PM (oEn12)

247 Ol Gatemouth Maxine is a hysterical lying scrunt.
Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at September 22, 2021 10:03 PM (cn6vO)


And sadly, that is the best thing you can say about her!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:05 PM (hOUT3)

248 who the fuck does these night threads? it is the same fucking boring old, tiresome shit night in and night out of high quality, nicely thought out and reasned stuff.

does mishum not know how to just sling some garbage out here with a box of twinkies, some mad dog and some wd40 and watch everybody fuckc it out?

a guy gets tired of caviar and good scotch every day.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:06 PM (K3ZCc)

249 Said goodbye to my youngest this afternoon. He's off on an adventure with the Navy.
-----

I've often wondered what my widowed mother was feeling as I climbed on a bus, headed for the Army, and she kissed me goodbye. I wish I could ask her.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 10:06 PM (vOGqy)

250 It makes my heart happy to tell him how many people pray for him, recognize his commitment and appreciate him. He thinks I'm a loon, but that's ok.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:48 PM (U2p+3)


My step-Mom had a map of Vietnam on the bathroom wall with the bases my step brother flew out of penciled in. (she took it down when he mustered out) I just found a short diary that she started writing for a few weeks in 1967, in her beautiful Palmer handwriting, talking about how her first marriage was breaking up, and it talked about how my step-brother was expelled for bad grades and decided to join the Army for 3 years, and was going to Portland to take the Army test.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 10:06 PM (ssx3L)

251 The west and east coast photos are gorgeous. They're a good reminder of how beautiful is our country and how blessed we are, despite the evil that's permeated our government.
Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 10:02 PM (Ed8Zd)

Totally agree. there are times I drive through Wyoming and Montana and I am stunned at just how beautiful this country is. I mean breathtaking.

Posted by: P. Opus at September 22, 2021 10:06 PM (x8Wzq)

252 What was someone saying about burning up goodwill really fast? Misunderstandings?

Nah, nevermind.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:07 PM (c1sSU)

253 Now it might be part of the fiction-becomes-a-manual lexicon.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 22, 2021 09:49 PM (x8Wzq)


I refuse to time-travel

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 10:08 PM (ssx3L)

254 I've often wondered what my widowed mother was feeling as I climbed on a bus, headed for the Army, and she kissed me goodbye. I wish I could ask her.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

She loved you with every fiber of her being, prayed for your safety and strength and courage and honor.

And hoped you had fun and adventures.

And came home safe to give her a huge hug, tuck in at the table and eat for a week straight.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:08 PM (U2p+3)

255 for those interested in the UKLG short story:

https://tinyurl.com/the-1s-who-walk

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 22, 2021 10:09 PM (ogGku)

256 Nothing says "aloof ruling class" quite like a legislator holding a fundraiser a thousand miles away from her constituents. Seriously, think about the implications here.

Posted by: CppThis at September 22, 2021 10:09 PM (UewuT)

257 *Removes pudgy bird what can't fly but rocks the tuba sock*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:09 PM (x8Wzq)

258 What was someone saying about burning up goodwill really fast? Misunderstandings?

Nah, nevermind.
Posted by


who is burning goodwill here?

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:09 PM (K3ZCc)

259 Sitting outside a hospital right now.

Think my old man had a stroke. They rushed him on about 25 minutes ago and my poor mom is sitting by herself in the waiting room.

The dirty invaded get to wait in the lot.

Hopefully they got him here fast enough or that it is only stroke symptoms.

Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:10 PM (zyXAV)

260 249 Said goodbye to my youngest this afternoon. He's off on an adventure with the Navy.

I've often wondered what my widowed mother was feeling as I climbed on a bus, headed for the Army, and she kissed me goodbye. I wish I could ask her.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 10:06 PM (vOGqy)

Only time I EVER heard my Dad tell my Mom, to 'Shut up', was when I announced I was dropping out of College to join the Navy... and would be leaving within the week.

But she got HER whole clan... my Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents, to go to my bootcamp grad.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 22, 2021 10:10 PM (oHd/0)

261 We all agree 15 year old kid plugged in the USB, right?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at September 22, 2021 10:10 PM (u1eUk)

262 Great top story over at Insty. Video that prosecutors attempted to keep secret.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:10 PM (c1sSU)

263 who the fuck does these night threads? it is the same fucking boring old, tiresome shit night in and night out of high quality, nicely thought out and reasned stuff.

does mishum not know how to just sling some garbage out here with a box of twinkies, some mad dog and some wd40 and watch everybody fuckc it out?

a guy gets tired of caviar and good scotch every day.
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:06 PM (K3ZCc)
* * * *
What a sweet compliment!!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 10:11 PM (rwusL)

264 The already have 4G LTE in place and tell me I have to get a new phone by Feb
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 10:04 PM (uCLWI)


Pretty sure the Spectrum fiber modem will offer wireless service to devices in your house, one of which is your phone. You should be able to enable wireless calling in the phone setup menu so the phone basically becomes an internet device not tethered to ATT while it is close to the fiber modem.

Not sure how this will work in your circumstances, but I had a similar setup and it was seamless (until the provider went out of business).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

265 Invaded was supposed to be unvaxxed.

Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:11 PM (zyXAV)

266 garrett,
Prayers for your dad and your mom.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:11 PM (U2p+3)

267 Hopefully they got him here fast enough or that it is only stroke symptoms.
Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:10 PM (zyXAV)

Damn, garrett! Hope he makes out OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:11 PM (wy8Sh)

268 Prayers garrett..

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 10:12 PM (axyOa)

269 That is all. You morons are the best.

Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:12 PM (zyXAV)

270 Howdy Hordelings! I haven't been around the HQ much lately. Anyone miss me?

*realizes he probably knows the answer*

Posted by: Doof at September 22, 2021 10:12 PM (mZUr4)

271 Doof!!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:13 PM (U2p+3)

272 who is burning goodwill here?
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:09 PM (K3ZCc)

I was mostly talking about meaning one thing, but someone could misinterpret your words if you read them wrong. Lol. When I started reading the comment, my first thought was: oh crap, it's that guy. Jumped to the sig and thought 'That's odd for him.' Went back and read and realized I had jumped to (wrong) conclusions.

The unpleasantness the other night had a lot of that. Although no one covered themselves with glory.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:13 PM (c1sSU)

273 Those women should be protected from being doxxed. For as long as they choose.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 09:55 PM (U2p+3)

No argument against that from me.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 22, 2021 09:56 PM (2SdPm)

I will! Because I'm an asshole.

No, at some point the anonymity should end. Adopted people, at some point, have a need to know certain things. After a long enough time secrecy serves no purpose. Is a 65 year old woman who is contacted by her 50 year old offspring in any way harmed by it? I doubt it.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:13 PM (4xb6V)

274 269 That is all. You morons are the best.
Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:12 PM (zyXAV)

Hope your Dad is all right, garrett.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:14 PM (c1sSU)

275 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

thanks for your help

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 10:14 PM (uCLWI)

276 Prayers for y'all garrett.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 10:14 PM (C1iZg)

277 Sitting outside a hospital right now.

Hopefully they got him here fast enough or that it is only stroke symptoms.
Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:10 PM (zyXAV)
* * * *
Prayers up for you and your folks. Please keep us posted.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at September 22, 2021 10:14 PM (rwusL)

278 Garrett, prayers up. Thank goodness your Mom has you there. She must be scarred beyond reason. The waiting is the hardest part for both of you, stay strong and hopeful.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at September 22, 2021 10:14 PM (cRbt7)

279
I often find myself remembering Heinlein's "Farnham's Freehold." Seemed outlandish when I read two decades ago.

Now it might be part of the fiction-becomes-a-manual lexicon.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son


His book "Sixth Column" is also interesting in that regard.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_Column

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 10:15 PM (63Dwl)

280 I am loving the 100 Days of Dante! Today was Canto 7. The Greedy. Very in-depth discussions of each Canto by a different professor each day. You can tell that this was a huge labor of love for the people who put this together.

Posted by: jmel at September 22, 2021 10:15 PM (bVhJi)

281 @273 No, at some point the anonymity should end. Adopted people, at some point, have a need to know certain things. After a long enough time secrecy serves no purpose. Is a 65 year old woman who is contacted by her 50 year old offspring in any way harmed by it? I doubt it.

------

At the very least, you need to be able to confirm that you aren't related to the person that you've fallen in love with.

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2021 10:15 PM (PTw5h)

282 I hope your dad recovers, Garrett.
I didn't mean to be pessimistic.
I understand that people sometimes recover and are released from hospitals.
I just don't know any of those.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 10:16 PM (aAP3z)

283 I am currently reading Le Guin's last novel - "Lavinia"
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 22, 2021 10:05 PM (oEn12)


Is it an H P Lovecraft pastiche? I might read that, though of all thePortland writers, I liked Beverly Cleary better

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 10:16 PM (ssx3L)

284 Prayers up garrett

Posted by: Doof at September 22, 2021 10:16 PM (mZUr4)

285 garrett, prayers up for your Dad!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:16 PM (hOUT3)

286 all i know is that if you can fit a usb cable up your urethra, you got a pretty big ding dong

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 22, 2021 10:16 PM (ZZK0E)

287 > Somerset County, PA District Attorney Arrested For Rape, Other Charges

Look at this picture and tell me that guy's innocent.

https://bit.ly/2XGoLbU

Posted by: bonhomme at September 22, 2021 10:17 PM (i0wNm)

288 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 22, 2021 10:17 PM (ogGku)

289 What the hell, the journos are staking out both the Petino girl's and the Laundry kid's families? 'They have not left much the past few days!'

We live in a fucking bizarro clown world. Not news, just it hits you every now and then.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:18 PM (c1sSU)

290 I was mostly talking about meaning one thing, but someone could misinterpret your words if you read them wrong. Lol. When I started reading the comment, my first thought was: oh crap, it's that guy. Jumped to the sig and thought 'That's odd for him.' Went back and read and realized I had jumped to (wrong) conclusions.

The unpleasantness the other night had a lot of that. Although no one covered themselves with glory.
Posted by:

I am not writing for everybody, if somebody does not understand what I wrote I an not bothered.

the writer that went insane the other night was not miunderstanding, he was batshit crazy

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:18 PM (K3ZCc)

291 Is a 65 year old woman who is contacted by her 50 year old offspring in any way harmed by it? I doubt it.
Posted by: Robert

That's none of your business. And if her anonymity guarantees that child getting a chance, well then, a deal is a deal.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:19 PM (U2p+3)

292 @289 What the hell, the journos are staking out both the Petino girl's and the Laundry kid's families? 'They have not left much the past few days!'

We live in a fucking bizarro clown world. Not news, just it hits you every now and then.

--------

Funny how this isn't a local news story, isn't it?

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2021 10:19 PM (PTw5h)

293 I am loving the 100 Days of Dante! Today was Canto 7. The Greedy. Very in-depth discussions of each Canto by a different professor each day. You can tell that this was a huge labor of love for the people who put this together.
Posted by: jmel

Me too! I am digging the shit out of it. Canto 6 was earth shattering for me.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:19 PM (mD/uy)

294 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:18 PM (c1sSU)\


I think I am glad I have not a clue as to what you are talking about here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:19 PM (hOUT3)

295 Praying for your dad, Garrett. My dad had some type of brain bleed and recovered pretty well. Had some persistent weakness on one side, but the only limitation on his activity was he found his balance was not quite there for bike riding.

Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2021 10:19 PM (6RgRK)

296 Evening, y'all. Anybody else not gonna get the regular flu shot this year? I've gotten it for prolly 20 years or more because health issues, but I don't trust the fuckers to not contaminate almost ANY shots with the WuFlu pollution. They're just too damned pushy about something that doesn't work as advertised. So no shot for me this year. My PCP's gonna be piiiiissed...

Posted by: Boomer Redneque, Fuck. Joe. Bi-den at September 22, 2021 10:20 PM (Lit6A)

297 Howdy nurse!!

Picked up 2 pounds from Kensington last week. Tried Lulu's Morning Joy based on your good review of it. It's really good!

Also got Bugsy's Magic Blend -- Bugsy passed away a few weeks ago.

Posted by: Doof at September 22, 2021 10:20 PM (mZUr4)

298 I think our subconscious is very, very good at choosing a specific set of criteria. NOT what we need, but something that satisfies it's particular criteria. Things that the subconscious judges and picks up on that we consciously do not see or recognize.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:03 PM (c1sSU)


Yeah, I've wondered something similar. I can't really identify any common characteristics in these women though, with the exception that they had poor taste in men.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 10:20 PM (C1iZg)

299 At the very least, you need to be able to confirm that you aren't related to the person that you've fallen in love with.
Posted by: junior

Wait? That was wrong? If I had know that . . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:21 PM (mD/uy)

300 At the very least, you need to be able to confirm that you aren't related to the person that you've fallen in love with.
Posted by: junior

Ok Oedipus

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:21 PM (U2p+3)

301 jmel and Tonypete
Is there a link to the Dante material?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:21 PM (hOUT3)

302 the writer that went insane the other night was not miunderstanding, he was batshit crazy
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:18 PM (K3ZCc)

Insane =/= alcohol and the internet. Or maybe it does.

Also, I am not just talking about his misunderstanding.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:21 PM (c1sSU)

303 What the hell, the journos are staking out both the Petino girl's and the Laundry kid's families? 'They have not left much the past few days!'

We live in a fucking bizarro clown world. Not news, just it hits you every now and then.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:18 PM (c1sSU)

Is the Laundry kid Chinese? and if not, why not?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:21 PM (wy8Sh)

304 Howdy Hordelings! I haven't been around the HQ much lately. Anyone miss me?

You're still alive so obviously we all missed you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 10:21 PM (SchxB)

305

In the movie "These Wilder Years" James Cagney searches and finally finds his "illegitimate" son. After a ten minute meeting he finally realizes they have totally different lives and nothing in common so they say goodbye and that's that.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049844

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 10:22 PM (63Dwl)

306 I think I am glad I have not a clue as to what you are talking about here!

there was somebody that shit the bed, he was this far from giving out his address and inviting the hq over to fight in his yard

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:22 PM (K3ZCc)

307 >>>Professional Stuntman Chainsaws Apple In His Mouth

Damn, what a cheater. That blindfold left the bottom third of his eyes free to watch the chainsaw.

Not that I would ever do that crazy shit even without the blindfold.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 22, 2021 10:22 PM (hVqGz)

308 Hello fellow kids!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:22 PM (c1sSU)

309 Doof!

I will try Bugsy. Just ordered more coffee. Will be delivered Friday. It's so good! Thank you for the recommendation!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:22 PM (U2p+3)

310 Prayers, garrett.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:23 PM (x8Wzq)

311 What the hell, the journos are staking out both the Petino girl's and the Laundry kid's families? 'They have not left much the past few days!'


Sounds like a.target rich environment.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 10:23 PM (axyOa)

312 Prayers up, Garrett.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:23 PM (OssQ4)

313 there was somebody that shit the bed, he was this far from giving out his address and inviting the hq over to fight in his yard
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:22 PM (K3ZCc)


Now I am even gladder!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:23 PM (hOUT3)

314 Also, I am not just talking about his misunderstanding.


misunderstanding is the generous interpretatin of what he did

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:23 PM (K3ZCc)

315 attempt to measure his manhood

++++

You lyin' mf'er!

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 22, 2021 10:23 PM (hVqGz)

316 Is the Laundry kid Chinese?

......

We need more Calgon!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 10:24 PM (C1iZg)

317 301
100DaysofDante.com

It is fabulous

Posted by: jmel at September 22, 2021 10:24 PM (bVhJi)

318 misunderstanding is the generous interpretatin of what he did
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:23 PM (K3ZCc)

Not him. This kind of proves my point. The internet can be a horrible communication medium sometimes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:24 PM (c1sSU)

319 Good evening.

I'm thinking the Ancestry.com thing is sort of like the Sally Struthers' adopt a starving Biafran kid for just 29 cents a day. You sign up, send in your money and they send you a stock photo of some random dude from the 1870s who is your great-great-great- granduncle from the old country. Just like the photo of the grateful Biafran kid that they send you. Or the pit bull that your donation saved after listening to the Sarah n McLachlan song. You know the drill.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 10:25 PM (Xwt96)

320 Why should we give away that coastline? Fuck that. Let's go take it back.

Posted by: MikeN at September 22, 2021 10:25 PM (YnB0n)

321 *folds back into weeds*
Posted by: Slapweasel (Ckg4U) at September 22, 2021 09:00 PM (Ckg4U)

===
Slap is always there somewhere

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2021 10:25 PM (EZebt)

322 Commissar Hrothgar, here you go.
If you sign up, you'll get an email link every two days to the next Canto. Start at the beginning. You won't be sorry.

https://100daysofdante.com/

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (mD/uy)

323 What the hell, the journos are staking out both the Petino girl's and the Laundry kid's families? 'They have not left much the past few days!'

Sounds like a.target rich environment.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 10:23 PM (axyOa)


I must say, if nothing has happened yet, I begin to doubt that anything will ever happen (or that we will ever be allowed to know about it if something does happen)!


Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (hOUT3)

324 Hey everybody. Hey ONT! Thanks MisHum!

So journos are stalking the Petito and Laundrie families like vultures, and then they wonder "gee why does everybody hate us??"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (L2ZTs)

325
Is the Laundry kid Chinese?
......
We need more Calgon!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


Some hotshot!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (63Dwl)

326 That's none of your business. And if her anonymity guarantees that child getting a chance, well then, a deal is a deal.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:19 PM (U2p+3)

I didn't say it was any of my business.

Let me put it another way. What's the functional difference between permanent secrecy versus guaranteed secrecy of, say, 50 years?

I don't think it changes the incentive in the slightest.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (MAKO5)

327 Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (mD/uy)

Thank you for the answered question!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (hOUT3)

328 316 Is the Laundry kid Chinese?


he was trying to be a poker player but he kept folding

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (uCLWI)

329 Not him. This kind of proves my point. The internet can be a horrible communication medium sometimes.


yeah, I understand what you are trying to say in the most oblique wa, but it was him.

there was somebody riding his ass hard and then he just decided that he was going to go after the guy riding his ass and the rest of the world.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (K3ZCc)

330 Doof!

I will try Bugsy. Just ordered more coffee. Will be delivered Friday. It's so good! Thank you for the recommendation!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:22 PM (U2p+3)


Glad you like their stuff - I know he appreciates the continued business! But to be honest, Bugsy's Blend isn't my favorite. Black Eyed Suzie is better.

Posted by: Doof at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (mZUr4)

331 The last time I was in Laredo, the vast majority of CBP were Hispanic. Anyone in the media thought of that or nah?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2021 09:47 PM (kTF2Z)

They have. The answer, I think from whatever publication (Vice?) put up the original article, was (and I quote) "Hispanics can be white too." Which was met with deserved derision.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (1lKRm)

332 Slap is always there somewhere
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2021 10:25 PM (EZebt)

Like the Artesians. They come out at night. Richard Farnsworth told me as much on the TV. He was a wise man.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (x8Wzq)

333 I must say, if nothing has happened yet, I begin to doubt that anything will ever happen (or that we will ever be allowed to know about it if something does happen)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (hOUT3)

It seems wrong, to stake out her or the accused's parents. What do they think they will catch? The boy sneaking in through an open window and they will break the case and Biden will give them a presidential medal of Freedom and that girl from college will finally call them and... what?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:28 PM (c1sSU)

334 Ever look at a picture and just know you are witness to Slavic ingenuity and derring-do?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2021 10:28 PM (EZebt)

335 a deal is a deal.
Posted by: n

had that discussin with a girlfriend

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:28 PM (K3ZCc)

336 >>Let me put it another way. What's the functional difference between permanent secrecy versus guaranteed secrecy of, say, 50 years?
Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (MAKO5)

Secrecy?

Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 10:28 PM (xK9An)

337 Just like the photo of the grateful Biafran kid that they send you. Or the pit bull that your donation saved after listening to the Sarah n McLachlan song. You know the drill.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 10:25 PM (Xwt96)


DING! DING! DING!!
We have a winna!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 10:29 PM (axyOa)

338 I was just watching some coverage of the Petito case. From what I could tell, law enforcement is pissed as hell that Laundrie's family isn't being cooperative.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:29 PM (L2ZTs)

339 87 Omg that last pic

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 22, 2021 09:21 PM (oEn12)


Ingenuity and a common sense application of physics. I like it.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2021 10:29 PM (AMIL/)

340 326 That's none of your business. And if her anonymity guarantees that child getting a chance, well then, a deal is a deal.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:19 PM (U2p+3)

I didn't say it was any of my business.

Let me put it another way. What's the functional difference between permanent secrecy versus guaranteed secrecy of, say, 50 years?

I don't think it changes the incentive in the slightest.
Posted by: Robert


It's just that.. if anonymity is the deal maker, then it should be guaranteed. And if that guarantee appeals to more women as opposed to abortion, then it should be solid.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:30 PM (U2p+3)

341 So journos are stalking the Petito and Laundrie families like vultures, and then they wonder "gee why does everybody hate us??"
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:26 PM (L2ZTs)

If I were a member of one of those families, I'd put a couple of big tubs of iced brewskis in the back yard, fire up the grille, and host an "at home" for the meanest biker gang in the county. And ask them to please bring cameras, and "document" all the urinalists.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:30 PM (wy8Sh)

342 there was somebody riding his ass hard and then he just decided that he was going to go after the guy riding his ass and the rest of the world.
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (K3ZCc)

Yeah, it escalated. He transferred to everyone on the blog, then people took his earlier stuff with that and then said 'fuck you too buddy' and so on and so forth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:30 PM (c1sSU)

343 vmom/gref:

And then men wonder why they don't live as long as women...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

344 @305 In the movie "These Wilder Years" James Cagney searches and finally finds his "illegitimate" son. After a ten minute meeting he finally realizes they have totally different lives and nothing in common so they say goodbye and that's that.

----------

There was an episode of "Northern Exposure" in which an older Korean woman suddenly shows up with her son. It turns out that the wealthy older male member of the cast served in South Korea, and got the woman pregnant without ever knowing he'd done so. The encounter is generally a mess due to cultural and language barriers (he doesn't speak Korean, and the Koreans don't speak English). The only thing that keeps the meeting from being a complete disaster is when father and son eventually bond over arm-wrestling.

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2021 10:31 PM (PTw5h)

345 Have a good night all

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2021 10:31 PM (2JoB8)

346 AOP, yup. Good thinking.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:31 PM (L2ZTs)

347 Like the Artesians. They come out at night. Richard Farnsworth told me as much on the TV. He was a wise man.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (x8Wzq)

He seen 'em!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 10:31 PM (axyOa)

348 Yeah, it escalated. He transferred to everyone on the blog, then people took his earlier stuff with that and then said 'fuck you too buddy' and so on and so forth.


it was his fault, he is the guy that owes everybody the I am sorry thing

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:32 PM (K3ZCc)

349 I think (hope) that I grew out of my ignorance and selfishness and shitheadedness. Maybe not as much as I'd like, but pretty much.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 09:44 PM (Ed8Zd)

my guess is that is exactly what happened.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 10:32 PM (z50H4)

350 After a ten minute meeting he finally realizes they have totally different lives and nothing in common so they say goodbye and that's that.
----------
I prefer the Boy Named Sue, meeting his father:

Now you gonna die!"
Well, I hit him hard right
Between the eyes

And he went down but to my surprise
Came up with a knife and
Cut off a piece of my ear

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 10:32 PM (ELgVT)

351 Here is how I look at it:

-if secrecy forever means that an adopted child never finds their parents, I would say it is worth it as long as that fact meant that the child had a chance at life.

Morals can be a balancing act- just like for Omelas.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:32 PM (c1sSU)

352 At the very least, you need to be able to confirm that you aren't related to the person that you've fallen in love with.
Posted by: junior at September 22, 2021 10:15 PM (PTw5h)

Hah! I have a half-sister I've only met a couple of times. Wouldn't recognize her in a line-up. If in the vanishingly small chance I tried picking her up because I didn't recognize her the only thing between me and disaster would be my strong resemblance to our dad and her saying, "Ya know, you look familiar somehow."

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:33 PM (5MHsa)

353 Joy Reid was right, though, except for reasons she's probably not willing to admit. If the Petito and Laundrie were black, the MSM wouldn't cover it so extensively, if at all. But not because Petito is black, but because Laundrie is. Sad, but true. The rules say: don't cover anything that could make a black man look bad.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:33 PM (OssQ4)

354 it was his fault, he is the guy that owes everybody the I am sorry thing
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:32 PM (K3ZCc)

No disagreement here.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:33 PM (c1sSU)

355 I think the permanent anonymity thing is kinda weird. It's like witness protection for mothers. "Never let this thing contact me, or I'll execute it," is not the world's most sympathetic position. Maybe it's for the best results-wise. I'm inclined to think it is. But there's still something not quite pleasant about it (absent some extraordinary facts maybe).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 10:33 PM (QU5/8)

356 From what I could tell, law enforcement is pissed as hell that Laundrie's family isn't being cooperative.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Well, if LEOs figured out that after your son came home alone from a few thousand mile trip without his girlfriend and THEN went on a three day camping trip with his family (without reporting the girl missing) and THEN the family lawyering up, could you blame them?

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:34 PM (mD/uy)

357 Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:06 PM (K3ZCc)

Be careful for what you wish for

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2021 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

358 the deal is the deal, that is it

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:34 PM (K3ZCc)

359 Like the Artesians. They come out at night. Richard Farnsworth told me as much on the TV. He was a wise man.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (x8Wzq)

He seen 'em!!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 10:31 PM (axyOa)

Which reminds me I must find "The Straight Story" on DVD or Blu-ray. I love that movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:34 PM (x8Wzq)

360 Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2021 09:55 PM (ydlAE)

A serious effect of the irrational covid response is the banning of "extra" people in hospitals or even for Dr. visits. Which is to say, they managed to ban advocates at the very time they became most necessary.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 22, 2021 10:35 PM (1lKRm)

361 Be careful for what you wish for
Posted by: M




the thing is is, I think you are incapable of sloth and substandard work

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:35 PM (K3ZCc)

362 Tony: mixed feelings.

Of course I want the murder solved, and to my eyes the Laundrie kid looks like the prime suspect. But... we've all learned from recent events, (a) things aren't always what they seem, and (b) law enforcement oftentimes doesn't GAF about that; they just want scalps.

It's also quite possible Hendrie's family has had bad experiences of that or another nature with law enforcement in the past.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

363 358 the deal is the deal, that is it
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:34 PM (K3ZCc)


Them's the old rules when honor was still a working concept, now we are more flexible!

/sarc

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:36 PM (hOUT3)

364 296 Evening, y'all. Anybody else not gonna get the regular flu shot this year?

--

Me.Coz I'm wondering - supposedly every year's flu shot is based on a selected variant of the last year's. But last year the flu was ignored in favord of covid. So what's this year's flu shot based on? My guess is that it will be very ineffective

Plus I rarely get flu shots anyway

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2021 10:36 PM (oEn12)

365 garret, prayers up for you and your parents.

Posted by: Tom Petty at September 22, 2021 10:36 PM (a4EWo)

366 355 I think the permanent anonymity thing is kinda weird. It's like witness protection for mothers. "Never let this thing contact me, or I'll execute it," is not the world's most sympathetic position. Maybe it's for the best results-wise. I'm inclined to think it is. But there's still something not quite pleasant about it (absent some extraordinary facts maybe).
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 10:33 PM (QU5/

I agree on that. As much as my Mammaw might have been horrified if my new Aunt had shown up looking for Pappaw, I think my grandparents would have been good enough to make it come out well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:37 PM (c1sSU)

367 garrett: oh man that is rough. Prayers up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

368 Yikes. forgot about the Petty sock, that was hours ago.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 22, 2021 10:38 PM (a4EWo)

369 If Petito were a black woman, and Laundrie was still a white man, the media would cover this story EVEN MORE than they already are. Guaranteed.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:38 PM (OssQ4)

370 >>the banning of "extra" people in hospitals or even for Dr. visits. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 22, 2021 10:35 PM (1lKRm)

Nominated as a useful conversational macro/euphemism:

"Extra people."

Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 10:38 PM (xK9An)

371 I don't know anything about the case.

But the family is smart not to cooperate with the cops.

You never cooperate with cops, especially when you are innocent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 10:38 PM (C1iZg)

372 Garett prayers up

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2021 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

373 351 Here is how I look at it:

-if secrecy forever means that an adopted child never finds their parents, I would say it is worth it as long as that fact meant that the child had a chance at life.

Morals can be a balancing act- just like for Omelas.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

It's offensive to me that you use the term "mother" when speaking of the birthing person. No really.

A mother is the person who wipes the shitty bottoms and cleans the vomit. Who kisses the fevered brow. Who worries and paces and prays and sacrifices. A mom is the one who shivers at the soccer games and puts you in the corner. A mom makes your lunch and cleans the dishes while you do your homework at the table until midnight.
That's a mom.
And the person who gave you life, well, she has her own reasons for not being able to be a part of your life. And that should be respected.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:39 PM (U2p+3)

374 damn, I missed the ONT with the fireworks. that sounds like an entertaining night.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2021 10:39 PM (WmVfO)

375 Garret, prayers for your dad.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2021 10:40 PM (oEn12)

376 331 The last time I was in Laredo, the vast majority of CBP were Hispanic. Anyone in the media thought of that or nah?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2021 09:47 PM (kTF2Z)

They have. The answer, I think from whatever publication (Vice?) put up the original article, was (and I quote) "Hispanics can be white too." Which was met with deserved derision.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 22, 2021 10:27 PM (1lKRm)

The Democrat-Media Complex has given-up trying to get Hispanics across the nation to vote in a solid, large majority block for Democrats. So the D-M Complex amped-up the racism boogaloo, to help ensure 95 percent or more of blacks everywhere stay on the plantation and always vote Democrat. The many white libtards who succumb to the racism propaganda and as a result will never vote for a non-Democrat, is lagniappe.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2021 10:40 PM (AMIL/)

377 if you watch the utah state trooper vid, that girl was a hot mess.

they were going to throw her in the greybar for the night for domestic battery of him.

they never thought he was anything to her but he had cuts and scratches and bruises from her

they got the battered womens shelter to get him a hotel for the night.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:41 PM (K3ZCc)

378 Anyone here ever fall in love as a youth?
Deeply, irresistibly in love.
And then have your dad tell you, forget it, she's a first cousin, but no one knows.
Then 40 years later you find out, she wasn't?
Love, unrequited.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 10:41 PM (aAP3z)

379 When I was a teenager, there was a girl a year ahead of me. We shared the same last name. But she was only remotely related (like third cousins once removed or some shit), so the only sticking point legally would have been our shared surname.

Well, that, and the fact that she was friggin' hawt (auburn hair and freckles across her nose), and I was, well, me. A scrawny little nerd. It didn't help that she was super sweet and we would chat whenever our paths crossed.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:41 PM (x8Wzq)

380 qdpsteve - yeah, this is one messed up case if you ask me. Lots of knuckleheads to go around. I doubt the general public will ever find out what really went down.

The sad thing is, there's a person dead.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:41 PM (mD/uy)

381 damn, I missed the ONT with the fireworks. that sounds like an entertaining night.
Posted by: T


it wasn't, it was not funny or interesting, just stupid with a side of stupid.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:42 PM (K3ZCc)

382 Aetius451AD

Sorry. Copy and paste fail. That was not meant as a criticism of your comment.

Ugh.

Sorry.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:42 PM (U2p+3)

383 Tony, I agree.
I think the most likely outcome at this stage is that Hendrie will also be found dead from suicide.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:42 PM (L2ZTs)

384 And the person who gave you life, well, she has her own reasons for not being able to be a part of your life. And that should be respected.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:39 PM (U2p+3)

This is a good point too, but people (and I would expect it is strong for those who were adopted) want to know where they came from. Why they never knew their parents (only one)? What happened to them after?

I usually think that people who say it is because they want to know if they have a genetic defect or want the kid to know it are... not lying per se, but stacking the deck on a desire they already have.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:42 PM (c1sSU)

385 370 >>the banning of "extra" people in hospitals or even for Dr. visits. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 22, 2021 10:35 PM (1lKRm)

Nominated as a useful conversational macro/euphemism:

"Extra people."
Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 10:38 PM (xK9An)


I prefer "Unnecessary people" or better yet "Inconvenient people" that just complicate the lives of the hero health care professionals by asking pesky questions about care, medications, and prognoses.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:42 PM (hOUT3)

386 -if secrecy forever means that an adopted child never finds their parents, I would say it is worth it as long as that fact meant that the child had a chance at life.

Morals can be a balancing act- just like for Omelas.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:32 PM (c1sSU)

That's what I'm saying. It doesn't have to be absolutist. I don't think telling some kid that there's a possibility her bastard will reach out to her when she's in her twilight years will cause that kid to say, "Nope! Can't have that," before reaching for the wire hangers.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:43 PM (9QjNh)

387 Sorry. Copy and paste fail. That was not meant as a criticism of your comment.

Ugh.

Sorry.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:42 PM (U2p+3)

I knew what you meant. No foul, nurse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:43 PM (c1sSU)

388 Here is how I look at it:

-if secrecy forever means that an adopted child never finds their parents, I would say it is worth it as long as that fact meant that the child had a chance at life.

Morals can be a balancing act- just like for Omelas.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:32 PM (c1sSU)

It was easy for me to find my parents. I just looked across the dinner table, or glanced up in the stands at my gymnastics meets, or peeked through the covers when I was sick or scared, and voila! There they were!

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 10:43 PM (Ed8Zd)

389 When I was a teenager, there was a girl a year ahead of me. We shared the same last name. But she was only remotely related (like third cousins once removed or some shit), so the only sticking point legally would have been our shared surname.

Well, that, and the fact that she was friggin' hawt (auburn hair and freckles across her nose), and I was, well, me. A scrawny little nerd. It didn't help that she was super sweet and we would chat whenever our paths crossed.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:41 PM (x8Wzq)

Would a shared surname really be a legal sticking-point?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:44 PM (wy8Sh)

390 Hendrie?? I meant to type Laundrie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:44 PM (L2ZTs)

391 damn, I missed the ONT with the fireworks. that sounds like an entertaining night.

It really wasn't. It was like an episode of COPS,
but directed by David Lynch.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 10:44 PM (QU5/8)

392 380 qdpsteve - yeah, this is one messed up case if you ask me. Lots of knuckleheads to go around. I doubt the general public will ever find out what really went down.

The sad thing is, there's a person dead.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:41 PM (mD/uy)

I agree - messed up case with messed up people in it. It's one of those where we all know that the investigators desperately want to charge him with the crime, but they got that pesky problem which is that they don't have any actual evidence that says he did anything. The family is right not to talk, and not to cooperate. Since they need evidence, let them dig it up themselves.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2021 10:44 PM (WmVfO)

393 That's what I'm saying. It doesn't have to be absolutist. I don't think telling some kid that there's a possibility her bastard will reach out to her when she's in her twilight years will cause that kid to say, "Nope! Can't have that," before reaching for the wire hangers.
Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:43 PM (9QjNh)

In a perfect world, I'd agree with you, but people are strange- and in this case I do not mean a funny way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (c1sSU)

394 What's a hendrie?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (OssQ4)

395 Again. Thanks guys.

Sounds like his symptoms are receding and they are running tests and such...

Will check back in when I have an idea of what is going on.

Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (zyXAV)

396 Am I'm late?

Both are gutless bastards. Why not hold the fund raiser in Wyoming?

Mo'money in Dallas than the whole state of Wyoming.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (hzMvv)

397 What's a hendrie?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist

*looks around - notices an opening*

$20 - same as in town.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (mD/uy)

398 It was easy for me to find my parents. I just looked across the dinner table, or glanced up in the stands at my gymnastics meets, or peeked through the covers when I was sick or scared, and voila! There they were!
Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2021 10:43 PM (Ed8Zd)

Proposed: Genetic progenitors?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (c1sSU)

399 Garrett - just read your post. Prayers, friend. My thoughts are with you. Keep us informed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (CTJwJ)

400 Prayer for a complete and immediate recovery for your dad.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (EZebt)

401 Would a shared surname really be a legal sticking-point?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:44 PM (wy8Sh)

Not really, but there would have been some 'splaining up front.

But my larger point was she was way out of my league. And she was always so nice to me. Would have been better has she been a bitch.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (x8Wzq)

402 What's a hendrie?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (OssQ4)

A little lighter and more placid than a henwet?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (wy8Sh)

403 It really wasn't. It was like an episode of COPS,
but directed by David Lynch.
Posted by:


with some meth addict in cuffs that gets away and runs into a bar cussing, spitting, and screaming animal noises at everybody until he pisses his pants standing n the bar and the heat gives him a lightning ride.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (K3ZCc)

404 >>It really wasn't. It was like an episode of COPS,
but directed by David Lynch. Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 10:44 PM (QU5/

Extra People usually show up to those kinds of soirees.

Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 10:47 PM (xK9An)

405 God is good, Garrett.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:47 PM (OssQ4)

406 I think I would be good at it. Shoot that Mfer..shoot that Mfer...shoo.. no wait, burn that mfer...
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads

who is burning goodwill here?
Posted by: confederatefifth

Berserker is judging Matt Damon? Hell yeah, buddy!

Posted by: Crom's Tankard at September 22, 2021 10:47 PM (8dNoM)

407 Again. Thanks guys.

Sounds like his symptoms are receding and they are running tests and such...

Will check back in when I have an idea of what is going on.

Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (zyXAV)

Maybe just a TIA? Transient Ischemic Attack?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:48 PM (wy8Sh)

408 When I was a teenager, there was a girl a year ahead of me. We shared the same last name. But she was only remotely related (like third cousins once removed or some shit), so the only sticking point legally would have been our shared surname.

Well, that, and the fact that she was friggin' hawt (auburn hair and freckles across her nose), and I was, well, me. A scrawny little nerd. It didn't help that she was super sweet and we would chat whenever our paths crossed.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:41 PM (x8Wzq)

Third cousins once removed? So distant she might as well have been from Asia.

You should've hit it.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:48 PM (hO/MJ)

409 A Hendrie is an absent-minded typo. ;-)

Also I believe there was a conservative talk-show host named Phil Hendrie? As I recall he was very David French-ist, though, always capitulating to the Dems.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:48 PM (L2ZTs)

410 damn, I missed the ONT with the fireworks. that sounds like an entertaining night.
------

No.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 10:48 PM (CTJwJ)

411 Sounds like his symptoms are receding and they are running tests and such...

Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (zyXAV)


Praise the Lord!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 10:48 PM (C1iZg)

412 Mo'money in Dallas than the whole state of Wyoming.
Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (hzMvv)


Why it is almost like these positions are all about the distribution of money, favors, and graft and not the service of the citizens!

Nah that is just crazy talk, right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:48 PM (hOUT3)

413 with some meth addict in cuffs that gets away and runs into a bar cussing, spitting, and screaming animal noises at everybody until he pisses his pants standing n the bar and the heat gives him a lightning ride.
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (K3ZCc)

that's RATINGS GOLD, JERRY!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2021 10:49 PM (WmVfO)

414 55 I think the permanent anonymity thing is kinda weird. It's like witness protection for mothers. "Never let this thing contact me, or I'll execute it," is not the world's most sympathetic position. Maybe it's for the best results-wise. I'm inclined to think it is. But there's still something not quite pleasant about it (absent some extraordinary facts maybe).
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 10:33 PM (QU5/

i disagree with this. For sure there are pitfalls, try telling a doctor your physical history wen it has no meaning at all. But when a woman gives a kid up for adoption,they are basically saying they can not care for them but they would never take the easy way out.

I said before I don't know what others think,and since the day i started posting here, my mantra has been that we all go our own way. If anyone has noticed, they ,will know that is the case.

Adopted kids don't get a choice in the matter. The funny thing is, nor do any of the other kids. I can see a hundred reasons why an adoptee would want to meet their birth mother. I can also see a hundred reasons why that would be a bad idea. The first reason is the adoptive parents.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 10:49 PM (z50H4)

415 I know, Steve, but I couldn't help tossing one over the plate.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:49 PM (OssQ4)

416 393 That's what I'm saying. It doesn't have to be absolutist. I don't think telling some kid that there's a possibility her bastard will reach out to her when she's in her twilight years will cause that kid to say, "Nope! Can't have that," before reaching for the wire hangers.
Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:43 PM (9QjNh)

In a perfect world, I'd agree with you, but people are strange- and in this case I do not mean a funny way.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Ugh! What I'm trying to say is,
What IF the absolute guarantee of anonymity caused abortion rates to drop. What if adoption really was an alternative?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:49 PM (U2p+3)

417 Mo'money in Dallas than the whole state of Wyoming.
Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 10:45 PM (hzMvv)

And probably very few in Wyoming who would give her a plugged nickel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:50 PM (wy8Sh)

418 Anyone here ever fall in love as a youth? Deeply, irresistibly in love. And then have your dad tell you, forget it, she's a first cousin, but no one knows.


*****

Elma Turl was a beautiful girl and I'd love to have her for my wife.
She's just the kind of a woman who could make me happy for the rest of my life
My Pappy said son there's sumpin' you don't know and it's sumpin' I thin you oughter
Elma Turl is a beautiful girl, but Son, she's my daughter!

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 10:50 PM (Xwt96)

419 A little lighter and more placid than a henwet?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:46 PM (wy8Sh)


Darn it AOP, I almost beat you to that concept, but...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:50 PM (hOUT3)

420 we pretty much get one go around in this world. We get one set of parents and make the best out of our lives. If you want to change things,then do so. Change them by making your kids have a better life than you did.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 10:51 PM (z50H4)

421
Ugh! What I'm trying to say is,
What IF the absolute guarantee of anonymity caused abortion rates to drop. What if adoption really was an alternative?
Posted by: n


just send them your address and wait in your yard

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:51 PM (K3ZCc)

422 Elma Turl is a beautiful girl, but Son, she's my daughter!
Posted by: Muldoon

Sheds a new meaning of "keeping it in the family".

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:51 PM (mD/uy)

423 Re adoption and anonymity:

I can tell you that the LA County Board of Adoptions was up to some weird shit in the 1960s.

I was adopted at the age of about a week old, in August 1966. The agency told my parents, (a) my birth mother CANNOT change her mind about the adoption, and (b) the birth family lives far, far away.

Then I was contacted by my birth family, in 1990. My "natural" mother told me, she was told by the agency she could *change her mind about the adoption at any time.* Also, her and her family only lived about *5 miles away* from my family, in Rossmoor, and only blocks away from my adopted grandparents!!

Someone was either lying or incompetent at the County in 1966.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:52 PM (L2ZTs)

424 Muldoon, that sounds a lot like Robert Service. Is it?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:52 PM (OssQ4)

425 Ugh! What I'm trying to say is,
What IF the absolute guarantee of anonymity caused abortion rates to drop. What if adoption really was an alternative?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:49 PM (U2p+3)

nurse, I agree with you. If it has a chance at working, I am all in on it. But.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 10:52 PM (c1sSU)

426 Mike Cross - Elma Turl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGaoR__Gn3o

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 10:52 PM (Xwt96)

427 That is the curse of having many years.
Thinking of what might have been...

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 10:52 PM (aAP3z)

428 Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 10:50 PM (Xwt96)

Wait ther Doc, isn't that part of the lyrics to one of Sarah's songs?

Posted by: Leon T at September 22, 2021 10:52 PM (weGKL)

429 Good news, garrett.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:53 PM (U2p+3)

430 I prefer "Unnecessary people" or better yet "Inconvenient people" that just complicate the lives of the hero health care professionals by asking pesky questions about care, medications, and prognoses.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:42 PM (hOUT3)
===
The official term is nutzlose Esser

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2021 10:53 PM (EZebt)

431 the USB cord became tangled so terribly that both ends were left hanging out of his wired willy.

Right up there with cutting an apple out of your mouth with a chain saw.

Makita that is

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 10:53 PM (hzMvv)

432 Muldoon, that sounds a lot like Robert Service. Is it?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist

***

See link at 426

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 10:53 PM (Xwt96)

433 j>>ust send them your address and wait in your yard
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:51 PM (K3ZCc)

Just send them your annoying neighbor's address and watch discreetly from a window.

Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 10:53 PM (xK9An)

434 Someone was either lying or incompetent at the County in 1966.
Posted by: qdpsteve

It's a county governmental agency my friend - embrace the power of 'and'.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 10:53 PM (mD/uy)

435 Just bc something happened 50 years ago, doesn't mean it cannot still cause pain. What if the child was from rape or incest? It should always be the birth mother's choice.

Posted by: EveR at September 22, 2021 10:53 PM (MUpk6)

436 Thanks, Muldoon.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:54 PM (OssQ4)

437 Tony, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

438 I don't get the shitting on the guy from before. Let it I go, move on. Why keep it going when it is long over with?

I had a very pithy response but deleted it. i don't get why it keeps going on. You never know what a person is going through.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 10:54 PM (z50H4)

439 Someone was either lying or incompetent at the County in 1966.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:52 PM (L2ZTs)

Or your birth mother was lying her ass off.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 10:54 PM (wy8Sh)

440 thanks to genetic testing, absolute secrecy is now just a dream. Given the state of the science, it is very easy for anyone to track down the family they're genetically related to, if they want to.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2021 10:55 PM (WmVfO)

441 AOP, in fairness that's also a real possibility. I found out one of the reasons I was put up for adoption is because she had major psych problems at the time, especially with depression and impulsivity (which in fact is the reason why I'm here today; my mother, who was already married, fell into bed with her boss one night, and here I am).

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:56 PM (L2ZTs)

442 >Considering my own freakish nature at picking women, I have a theory.

I think our subconscious is very, very good at choosing a specific set of criteria. NOT what we need, but something that satisfies it's particular criteria. Things that the subconscious judges and picks up on that we consciously do not see or recognize.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

The first three guys I dated had blond hair, blue eyes, were in the marching band, and studied German in school. The guy I married has brown hair, blue eyes, was in the marching band, and studied Japanese.

So...yeah.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 22, 2021 10:56 PM (8548M)

443 The official term is nutzlose Esser
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2021 10:53 PM (EZebt)


Not sure that is a good mapping for what I was trying to say, i.e., the patient advocate/support aspect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:56 PM (hOUT3)

444 Third cousins once removed? So distant she might as well have been from Asia.

You should've hit it.
Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 10:48 PM (hO/MJ)

Yes, but I was always socially awkward and a late bloomer. And even after I started shaving regularly I was more like the big guy in Roxanne, puking in the sink level. Paralyzed by the thought of asking a woman out on a date. I am still stunned, 30 some years later that I managed to land my darling wife. I. Sucked. At. Dating.

Not exaggerating.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 10:57 PM (x8Wzq)

445 Someone was either lying or incompetent at the County in 1966.

I'd guess they were lying to your birth mother and your adoptive parents to make both sides feel more comfortable with the adoption.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 10:57 PM (SchxB)

446 Where did that sock come from?

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at September 22, 2021 10:57 PM (weGKL)

447 433 j>>ust send them your address and wait in your yard
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 10:51 PM (K3ZCc)

Just send them your annoying neighbor's address and watch discreetly from a window.
Posted by: ZOD at

Can't we have the Inca warriors do the watching while we go to happy hour?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:57 PM (U2p+3)

448 Blanco, that's also a real possibility.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 10:57 PM (L2ZTs)

449 Muldoon, that was surprising and funny as hell.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2021 10:58 PM (OssQ4)

450 Can't we have the Inca warriors do the watching while we go to happy hour?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:57 PM (U2p+3)
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Inca dinka doo.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 10:59 PM (LBiAf)

451 Did I mention that I despise George W Bush?

I despise George W Bush.

POS

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 10:59 PM (VxC1e)

452 ...Why it is almost like these positions are all about the distribution of money, favors, and graft and not the service of the citizens!

Nah that is just crazy talk, right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 10:48 PM (hOUT3)
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They are servicing the citizens, just not in manner you speak.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 10:59 PM (hzMvv)

453 Wonder what would've happened if I'd been put up for adoption.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (II3Gr)

454 169 "Cowboy with their reins in hand whipping black people"

Give black people immunity to all laws. Just get it over with already.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at September 22, 2021 09:45 PM (qpX6U)
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For all intents and purposes, we're there. Have been for a while. Modern politics boils down to "vote for us and we'll give it to your race/gender/ethnicity/orientation next!"

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (lNHqD)

455 I can see a hundred reasons why an adoptee would want to meet their birth mother. I can also see a hundred reasons why that would be a bad idea. The first reason is the adoptive parents.
Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 10:49 PM (z50H4)


When adopted kids get their head around that they are related to other parents, a lot of adopted kids feel they have to choose one family or the other, and no one tells the adopted or birth family that, and of course no one explains this to the kid either.

So it gets kind of weird for the foster kids.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (ssx3L)

456 Mike Cross - Elma Turl

Posted by: Muldoon
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Mike is an old acquaintance of mine, from Chapel Hill. Haven't seen him in some years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (ELgVT)

457 The punch line:

Son, your daddy was such a good looking young buck and like an eager young stallion horse
His blood ran hot so you can't blame him for letting Mother Nature take its course.
But you got no reason to be upset, don't you worry don't fret, don't bother
y'see your Daddy ain't your Daddy though he thinks he is. So you can marry whoever you wanta.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (Xwt96)

458 Wonder what would've happened if I'd been put up for adoption.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (II3Gr)
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You'd be the southeastern Tire Iron Magnate?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (LBiAf)

459 Did I mention that I despise George W Bush?

I despise George W Bush.

POS

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 10:59 PM (VxC1e)

he gets worse all the time. I have no idea what his end game is but i am sure he has one.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (z50H4)

460 I was this many years old when I learned the lead singer for Deep Purple was the lead singer for Whitesnake.

And I had albums from both.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (6+QRO)

461 and the slowest softball ever just wanders over

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (K3ZCc)

462 Since the subject is open - My fav adoption story - my brother and his wife have 6 natural children, two more were adopted. For a number of reasons he and my sil were interviewed for a TV spot and the interviewer brought this fact up. All his kids were around him at the time and he said something along the lines of - Yes, I have 8 kids, 2 adopted. I forget which ones.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (mD/uy)

463 >>I'd guess they were lying to your birth mother and your adoptive parents to make both sides feel more comfortable with the adoption. Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 10:57 PM (SchxB)

"Actually, *neither* of you is his birth-mother. He is Other. One day, the people of Earth will need him, and when they do, he'll answer the call."

Posted by: ZOD at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (xK9An)

464 my neighbor just had a half bbrother or 1st cousin over who found them thru DNA , the dude is like 50yo

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (bTQ72)

465 Wonder what would've happened if I'd been put up for adoption.

Hard to say. You might have ended up here with a nic of "Hypersomniac."

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 11:02 PM (SchxB)

466 Muldoon,
What a silly tune. That was just happy and lovely. Thank you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 11:02 PM (U2p+3)

467 You'd be the southeastern Tire Iron Magnate?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (LBiAf)

I'm thinking international tire iron tycoon. I would've aimed much higher and thought myself much more capable.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:02 PM (II3Gr)

468 Wonder what would've happened if I'd been put up for adoption.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (II3Gr)

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https://youtu.be/FU55yrmQZW8

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:02 PM (VxC1e)

469 Just bc something happened 50 years ago, doesn't mean it cannot still cause pain. What if the child was from rape or incest? It should always be the birth mother's choice.


My GF is adopted and is the offspring of her birth mother, who was raped by uncle.

Learning this made my GF an incredible pro-life advocate and extremely active in volunteering a pregnancy resource centers.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 11:02 PM (C1iZg)

470 I was this many years old when I learned the lead singer for Deep Purple was the lead singer for Whitesnake.

And I had albums from both.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (6+QRO)
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Mind.

Blown.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:02 PM (LBiAf)

471 Mike is an old acquaintance of mine, from Chapel Hill. Haven't seen him in some years.
Posted by: Mike Hamme

****

Yeah, I was going to mention you and I have shared memories of him in the past. He has a great library of both serious and humorous folk songs.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:02 PM (Xwt96)

472 Power

Posted by: Powered by Tesla Power and clicks, but mainly clicks at September 22, 2021 11:03 PM (QzkSJ)

473 Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (mD/uy)

Good on your brother!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at September 22, 2021 11:03 PM (hOUT3)

474 Insom, nice to see you, you are up late.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 22, 2021 11:03 PM (a4EWo)

475

A man and woman where I used to work both had the same surname and got married to each other. What made it even odder was the man's name is Patrick and the woman's name Patricia.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 11:04 PM (63Dwl)

476 Awwww, are the cops pissed about it? Color me shocked... They're whining about this in public so they can try the guy in the media, and try to pressure him into incriminating himself.

Every person should know, most especially the cops, that whether you or your family member is guilty or innocent YOU NEVER, EVER, FOR ANY REASON COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

If you're guilty, it's obviously a bad move. If you're innocent, it's still a bad move. Even worse, because you're innocent, and THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THAT.

They just want to clear their case. Even if they know damned well you didn't do it, they'll be more than happy to do everything in their considerable power to trip you up and hang you for it, most especially if they don't have a good case on another suspect, and the media has already prejudiced any jury you're going to pull, anywhere.

They need to shut straight the fuck up about citizens protecting themselves in a completely legal manner, and quit poisoning the well even further.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (sxX7H)

477 -Yes, I have 8 kids, 2 adopted. I forget which ones.

8 kids, you forget their names

ever seen a frustrated parent run thru a list of names trying to get to the right one for the offending child?

I saw a mom include some of the pets names too. A not guilty kid goes
'mom, Roy is the dog....'

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (bTQ72)

478 I would have liked to meet Mike Cross.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (Xwt96)

479 Capt Obvious!
Howdy handsome! How are you?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (U2p+3)

480 You never know what a person is going through.

People gawk at a train wreck whether the engineer is a good guy or not. And he does seem like a good guy who just had a bad night. Not the end of the world. I don't think anyone (but one poster who took it very personally) would care, except that it was fairly surreal. I can normally describe the casus belli. This was . . . different. It was like St. Vitus' dance in comment form.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (QU5/8)

481
Maybe just a TIA? Transient Ischemic Attack?


Not sure what that is, but it sounds like they are thinking it was not a stroke.

Still waiting on updates.

Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (zyXAV)

482 474 Insom, nice to see you, you are up late.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 22, 2021 11:03 PM (a4EWo)

Nice to be seen! Don't hang out in the comments as much as in the past...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (II3Gr)

483 Hey Insom!
How's the legal life treatin' ya?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

484 He has a great library of both serious and humorous folk songs.
Posted by: Muldoon
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A genuinely nice guy, with a great sense of humor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:06 PM (pbStR)

485 8 kids, you forget their names

ever seen a frustrated parent run thru a list of names trying to get to the right one for the offending child?

I saw a mom include some of the pets names too. A not guilty kid goes
'mom, Roy is the dog....'
Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (bTQ72)

Oldest of seven. Unfortunately, my name was always first. Also, I was often the culprit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 11:06 PM (x8Wzq)

486 Yud, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

487 When adopted kids get their head around that they are related to other parents, a lot of adopted kids feel they have to choose one family or the other, and no one tells the adopted or birth family that, and of course no one explains this to the kid either.

So it gets kind of weird for the foster kids.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (ssx3L)

there is no doubt some adoptees do not adjust well and they have troubled lives. The other option is worse, and we know what the Dem option is.

I can only tell you my own personal experience. Sure I missed out on some things. To this day I probably can't say my exact ancestry. Then again, most kids couldn't do that either and be accurate. I do know more history than they do, which is nice.

My parents are gone and that sucks. Meeting some stranger today would have very little meaning to me. Sure it is always good to meet someone who cares about you, we all need that. But for some out of this world connection, that is not going to happen.

i had two parents and now they are passed. Most people have had the same experience.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:06 PM (z50H4)

488 Anyone here ever fall in love as a youth? Deeply, irresistibly in love. And then have your dad tell you, forget it, she's a first cousin, but no one knows.



Your papa ain't your papa
But your papa don't know

Shame and scandal in the family

Posted by: Austere Calypsonians at September 22, 2021 11:07 PM (QzkSJ)

489 ever seen a frustrated parent run thru a list of names trying to get to the right one for the offending child?

Mama Basura on many occasions. "Solo... Loco... whichever one you are!"

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 11:07 PM (SchxB)

490 Capt Obvious!
Howdy handsome! How are you?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (U2p+3)
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Doing okay. Learning new tunes. How's by you?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:07 PM (LBiAf)

491
Not sure what that is, but it sounds like they are thinking it was not a stroke.

Still waiting on updates.
Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (zyXAV)

Prayers up.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:07 PM (II3Gr)

492 A genuinely nice guy, with a great sense of humor.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:06 PM (pbStR)

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People said that about Vlad Tepes. In Hungarian, I think.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:07 PM (VxC1e)

493 Only a matter of time before someone names their kid Tacobell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:08 PM (L2ZTs)

494 Somehow fell into binge watching the entire catalog of Hawaii 5-0 (classic). I'm up to 1973. Harrington took over as the street wise Hawaiian detective for Kono in season 3. Seasons 1 and 2 he appears in several episodes as a criminal, usually as a heavy for the main criminal, without lines. The actor that played Kono also switched to being a sort of hapless crook in a few episodes after season 2. Didn't people notice that?

RIP

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 22, 2021 11:08 PM (Spr0s)

495 People gawk at a train wreck whether the engineer is a good guy or not. And he does seem like a good guy who just had a bad night. Not the end of the world. I don't think anyone (but one poster who took it very personally) would care, except that it was fairly surreal. I can normally describe the casus belli. This was . . . different. It was like St. Vitus' dance in comment form.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (QU5/

i only caught a bit of it. I forget everything I post myself after a day. i never hold grudges, I take people one at a time.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:09 PM (z50H4)

496 Speaking of Mike Cross, one of my last memories of my mom was, at her 90th birthday party I performed for her my version of Mike Cross' Dear Boss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV8P59qAxSM

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:09 PM (Xwt96)

497 What IF the absolute guarantee of anonymity caused abortion rates to drop. What if adoption really was an alternative?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 10:49 PM (U2p+3)

Oh, and that's the other thing I want to mention. I don't know what the numbers are but it strikes me that a great many adoptees go in search of their birth parents anyway and many are successful at finding them. So there is no absolute guarantee of anonymity and the expectation of the possibility of being found is still present. Like I said, the incentives don't change.

But, my dear Nurse...my darling Nurse...I don't want you to think I'm being a jerk but it's late, I'm tired, and I have a load to deliver tomorrow. So I'm out.

Night, y'all!

Except that guy over there. Y'all know the one. That dude. *Points* He can go to hell.

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 11:09 PM (++kdc)

498 The actor that played Kono also switched to being a sort of hapless crook in a few episodes after season 2. Didn't people notice that?
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The gentleman who played Kono was named Zulu.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:09 PM (LBiAf)

499 The actor that played Kono also switched to being a sort of hapless crook in a few episodes after season 2. Didn't people notice that?

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You jest.

Posted by: Darrin #2 at September 22, 2021 11:10 PM (VxC1e)

500 Wonder what would've happened if I'd been put up for adoption.
Posted by: Insomniac

a career in accounting. And banging lots of supermodels. it is foretold

Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:10 PM (Jzz++)

501 People said that about Vlad Tepes. In Hungarian, I think.

They also discouraged youngsters from hanging around at Vlad's place.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 11:10 PM (SchxB)

502 Except that guy over there. Y'all know the one. That dude. *Points* He can go to hell.
Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out Friday at September 22, 2021 11:09 PM (++kdc)

Damn. Harsh.
*shuffled away dejectedly*

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:10 PM (II3Gr)

503 490 Capt Obvious!
Howdy handsome! How are you?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 11:05 PM (U2p+3)
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Doing okay. Learning new tunes. How's by you?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea

Good! Looking forward to Tx, but getting anxious. You still going?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (U2p+3)

504 People said that about Vlad Tepes. In Hungarian, I think.
Posted by: Cicero

Ugy

Posted by: Austere Magyartarians at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (QzkSJ)

505 475

A man and woman where I used to work both had the same surname and got married to each other. What made it even odder was the man's name is Patrick and the woman's name Patricia.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 11:04 PM (63Dwl)

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I worked with a similar couple (same last names, not quite as similar first names). Plus, there are lots of Amish north of here, and since about 90% of them are named Yoder, I'm sure they get that a lot.

I also went to school with three brothers who married three sisters. Oldest brother married youngest sister. Youngest brother married oldest sister. Middle kids got it right.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (lNHqD)

506 a career in accounting. And banging lots of supermodels. it is foretold
Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:10 PM (Jzz++)

I think those things tend to be mutually exclusive.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (II3Gr)

507 Only a matter of time before someone names their kid Tacobell.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:08 PM (L2ZTs)

Crazy. just nusts.

Posted by: Dwayne Elizondo Herbert Mountain Dew Camacho at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (x8Wzq)

508 US adoption system is nuts. Sometime around the depression or before the NYC streets were full of urchins being abused and taken advantage of.

A rich person,iirc, contracted a train and filled it with the kids. The train toured the Midwest giving children to childless families or families that wanted more children. It worked out fine.

Today adoptive parents must pass stricter background than an FBI applicant. Nutz

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (hzMvv)

509 Good! Looking forward to Tx, but getting anxious. You still going?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (U2p+3)
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Unless something drastic happens between now and then, I cannot afford to.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:12 PM (LBiAf)

510 Wonder what would've happened if I'd been put up for adoption.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (II3Gr)


Well, to parse this out:

1) It didn't happen,
2) If it happened you would be the same wondering what it would have been like being raised by your real family because you would be the same you.

It is best to not dwell on things that aren't so, they get in the way of living your life based around things that actually are. Being a foster kid does not solve any problems, it just makes other problems

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:12 PM (ssx3L)

511 Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 22, 2021

Insomniacs will do that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2021 11:13 PM (aA3+G)

512 483 Hey Insom!
How's the legal life treatin' ya?
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

Let's just say I'm thinking about career change options.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:13 PM (II3Gr)

513 Steve Landesberg,who played Sgt Dietrich in Barney Miller played fraudulent priest in an early episode.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 22, 2021 11:13 PM (qurRi)

514 Oldest of seven. Unfortunately, my name was always first. Also, I was often the culprit.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

****

That's funny, because I'm the youngest of seven.

For years I thought my name was GarrickDeanAlvinMicky...
...breath...
...RodrickRandolphSeamus!

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:14 PM (Xwt96)

515 Today adoptive parents must pass stricter background than an FBI applicant. Nutz
Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (hzMvv)

Well, I suppose it makes a certain amount of sense. One person is applying to care for a child. The other is applying to join the most notorious criminal organization in America. Two wholly different things.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:14 PM (sxX7H)

516  I was this many years old when I learned the lead singer for Deep Purple was the lead singer for Whitesnake.

And I had albums from both.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 22, 2021 11:01 PM (6+QRO)
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Mind.
Blown.
Posted by: Captain Obvious


And. The drummer from Black Oak Arkansas is the drummer for Whitesnake.

Posted by: Crom's Tankard at September 22, 2021 11:14 PM (8dNoM)

517 a career in accounting. And banging lots of supermodels. it is foretold
Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:10 PM (Jzz++)

I think those things tend to be mutually exclusive.

That is where you missed the I've been adopted into a family of accounting oriented super model banging really good guys that you can introduce to mama.

Like I said.

Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:14 PM (Jzz++)

518 drive by

This is a great observation:

Isn't what Uma did what Moloch worship was all about? Kill your child as a sacrifice to Moloch in exchange for the god's "blessings"?

Posted by: Rafal Gan Ganowicz at September 22, 2021 09:09 PM (DN0pc)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 22, 2021 11:15 PM (/BX3R)

519 I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, Pray for Uma and all the mothers who aborted their children. She says she still thinks about it, means that her soul is crying out for healing. Same with Alyssa Milano, and countless others. They are trying to justify it, and yes, they offered up this child to Moloch, but there still is hope for redemption and healing as long as they draw breath.

Posted by: sassy at September 22, 2021 11:15 PM (xSICi)

520 Insom, hmmm.

I can tell you that all my craziest bosses were attorneys.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:15 PM (L2ZTs)

521 US adoption system is nuts. Sometime around the depression or before the NYC streets were full of urchins being abused and taken advantage of.

A rich person,iirc, contracted a train and filled it with the kids. The train toured the Midwest giving children to childless families or families that wanted more children. It worked out fine.

Today adoptive parents must pass stricter background than an FBI applicant. Nutz
Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 11:11 PM (hzMvv)
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Hell, I remember even back in the '80s, chatting with a guy who, with his wife, wanted to adopt, but the agencies were making them jump through lots of hoops because he would be the primary parent.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:15 PM (LBiAf)

522
NYC streets were full of urchins being abused and taken advantage of.

A rich person,iirc, contracted a train and filled it with the kids. The train toured the Midwest giving children to childless families or families that wanted more children. It worked out fine.


That would make a good movie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 11:15 PM (63Dwl)

523 I just suffered through watching a ChiCom propaganda movie called "The Eight Hundred", which is the story of the 800 Chinese soldiers who defended a warehouse in Shanghai in 1937 against thousands of attacking Japanese, all while being watched by the denizens of the "International Concessions" (Brits, Frogs, Americans, etc.) across the river.

The Chinese were of course slaughtered but they put up a good fight. The movie, however, was unbearable, and should really have been called:

"Two Hours And Twenty Minutes Of Heroic Speeches In Dubbed-In English, SHOUTED AT THE TOP OF THE ACTORS' LUNGS, JUST LIKE EVERY SINGLE FUCKING LINE OF DIALOGUE IN THE MOVIE, Nearly Drowned Out By Overly Dramatic Patriotic Music, Which Seemed To Go On Forever And Ever And Ever And Ever And Ever And Ever And Please, Mr. Japanese Commander Man, Please For The Love Of All That Is Holy, Stop Just Threatening To Use The Heavy Artillery AND JUST FUCKING DO IT AND END THIS!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!"

Kill yourself rather than ever think to watch it.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (mAW01)

524 Let's just say I'm thinking about career change options.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:13 PM (II3Gr)

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What? Give up the lawyer lifestyle?

The hookers, the blow, the appellate briefs?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (VxC1e)

525 Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:12 PM (ssx3L)

That's fair enough. I do wonder what effect alternate environments would have had from time to time. I don't let it bother me too much anymore though.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (II3Gr)

526 so I was outside the liquor store earlier tonight. I was talking to some guy from El Salvador in Spanish. My Spanish sucks, I am better and French and Italian. I was basically listening to this guy go on and on. I could not drop it, it would seem rude. At one point we were talking about Bullfights in Spain.

This lady next to us was screaming and cursing. She was unhinged. She was talking on a phone at one point but most of the time she was talking to herself and the world around her. I know this lady in that I know she exists and I have seen her. I am about to hit the rack. She sleeps in a wood line next to a horribly loud and dangerous highway. Maye that is why I chose to say should all take a sec and think about what the other person is going through.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (z50H4)

527 MisHum, I knew someone was going to say that!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (a4EWo)

528 Two wholly different things.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

As long as the kids get guns and badges.

Posted by: Austere Adoptitarians at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (QzkSJ)

529 also I saw a college football game recently where a player was named

Yer'highness

So something like Yer'highness Smith.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (/BX3R)

530 Maxine Waters is the most dishonest and unintelligent human being on Earth, and it ain't even close.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2021 11:17 PM (mAW01)

531
Let's just say I'm thinking about career change options.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:13 PM (II3Gr)

Like I said.
a career in accounting. And banging lots of supermodels

As Pharaoh Miklos would say "so let it be written, so let it be done.

Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:17 PM (Jzz++)

532 What's your favorite gin drink? I am stuck in a citrus rut.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 22, 2021 11:17 PM (EiPf6)

533 Things could be fine if you're seven of nine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (63Dwl)

534 What's your favorite gin drink?

....

Ramos Fizz

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (C1iZg)

535 That's funny, because I'm the youngest of seven.

For years I thought my name was GarrickDeanAlvinMicky...
...breath...
...RodrickRandolphSeamus!
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:14 PM (Xwt96)

Still the culprit, though. Right?

Posted by: Dwayne Elizondo Herbert Mountain Dew Camacho at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (x8Wzq)

536 What? Give up the lawyer lifestyle?

The hookers, the blow, the appellate briefs?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (VxC1e)

The glam just gets to be too much.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (II3Gr)

537 That is where you missed the I've been adopted into a family of accounting oriented super model banging really good guys that you can introduce to mama.

Like I said.
Posted by: Pete Bog

upon a second reading that needed a comma. Or two.

Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (Jzz++)

538 Oldest of seven. Unfortunately, my name was always first. Also, I was often the culprit.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

That's funny, because I'm the youngest of seven.

For years I thought my name was GarrickDeanAlvinMicky...
...breath...
...RodrickRandolphSeamus!
Posted by: Muldoon

Oldest of 8. So, like Pug, first on the list and the most likely culprit.
Right before Mom passed, she leaned into me and said "I knew it was you that. . . ." for a childhood act that I truly thought I had skated on.
She laughed about it so it was all good.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (mD/uy)

539 wow quint that sounds like a real high class liquor store you hang out at.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (WmVfO)

540 That's funny, because I'm the youngest of seven.

For years I thought my name was GarrickDeanAlvinMicky...
...breath...
...RodrickRandolphSeamus!
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:14 PM (Xwt96)

Stuttering came easy to me

Mom: De...De...Damnit...Dio...Diogenes!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (axyOa)

541 Maxine Waters is the most dishonest and unintelligent human being on Earth, and it ain't even close.

*

The disturbing part is to realize no, she's not. She's a representative. And one has to assume the absolute top fraction of 1%.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (/BX3R)

542 Let's just say I'm thinking about career change options.
Posted by: Insomniac

The Skip Academy of Carpentry and Full Employment

Posted by: Austere Life Changing Epiphanies at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (QzkSJ)

543 What's your favorite gin drink? I am stuck in a citrus rut.
Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 22, 2021 11:17 PM (EiPf6)


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Gin

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (VxC1e)

544 Kill yourself rather than ever think to watch it.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2021 11:16 PM (mAW01)
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Well, okay, then.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:19 PM (LBiAf)

545 What's your favorite gin drink? I am stuck in a citrus rut.

You could just make a martini. Dirty if you wan't the gin diluted.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2021 11:19 PM (QU5/8)

546 That would make a good movie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



It would, but today's Hollywood crowd would drug and rape all the child actors in the movie before killing and eating them.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2021 11:19 PM (mAW01)

547 a career in accounting. And banging lots of supermodels. it is foretold
Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:10 PM (Jzz++)
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I think those things tend to be mutually exclusive.
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True. Everyone knows that it's the *actuaries* who get the supermodels.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:19 PM (pbStR)

548 Insom:
they say the neon lights are bright on Broadway...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:20 PM (L2ZTs)

549 *sheds Terry Crews sock*

Now I remember why I don't don socks often.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 11:20 PM (x8Wzq)

550 Things could be fine if you're seven of nine.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (63Dwl)
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I always thought she was 10 of 10, myself.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:20 PM (LBiAf)

551 Sun Drop, 1:1 or 1 gin to 2 Sun Drop

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 22, 2021 11:20 PM (/BX3R)

552 The actor that played Kono also switched to being a sort of hapless crook in a few episodes after season 2. Didn't people notice that?

I got used to listening to something to fall asleep. So I listen to a lot of old time radio programs (no commercials, not modern ones anyway)

There were a lot of actors and actresses, but, there a few guys and gals that are guaranteed to be in any or even EVERY radio program, doesn't matter what it is. At least one of them. I guess listeners weren't too picky. Say, Howard McNear, John Dehner, Bill Conrad, Harry Bartel Parley Baer and Virginia Gregg.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (QfSXK)

553 That's funny, because I'm the youngest of seven.

Was your father, also, the seventh one? Or did you have seven sons?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (SchxB)

554

remember, even the hot girls in accounting are in the end still accountants

is there a reason they never have lady accountants in porno's?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (bTQ72)

555 Still the culprit, though. Right?

****

Indubitably

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (Xwt96)

556 Still citrus I guess, but fake citrus. Sun Drop mixes well with everything, btw.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (/BX3R)

557 @523 The Chinese were of course slaughtered but they put up a good fight.

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I listened to a book about the Battle of Shanghai a few months ago. Quite a few of the soldiers there got out alive when they were finally given the order to withdraw.

The best story regarding it, though - and I think everyone here will appreciate this - involved a civilian Chinese woman. For those not familiar, the warehouse was backed up right against the International Concessions (British, specifically, iirc), and there was a river running right behind the warehouse, crossed by a bridge that was guarded by British marines (which is where the Chinese soldiers ultimately retreated to). The warehouse was surrounded on the other three sides by the Japanese.

Anyway, this Chinese woman realized that there was no Chinese flag at the warehouse. So she got her hands on a flag, sneaked across the river - which was being watched by the Japanese as well as the British - at night, and delivered her flag to the troops inside. Then she stayed in the warehouse during the day, and slipped back out to the Concession the following night - against, past the Japanese.

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (PTw5h)

558 My favorite flavor of gin is bourbon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (x8Wzq)

559 Well, I am about ready to fall asleep in my chair here, so I am going to go to bed. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (wy8Sh)

560 What's your favorite gin drink? I am stuck in a citrus rut.
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Gin, with a good splash of Schweppes Bitter Lemon, ice. Feet propped on deck railing, as I watch the surf, contemplatively.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (pbStR)

561 A legit Martini with no fru fru is the drink you have when you are telling the world F it, I need a drink.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (z50H4)

562 That's funny, because I'm the youngest of seven.

Was your father, also, the seventh one? Or did you have seven sons?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (SchxB)
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Seventh son of a seventh son, born under a caul.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (LBiAf)

563 So something like Yer'highness Smith.

I had a client named Female Smith. Pronounced Fah-mall-e

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (Spr0s)

564 is there a reason they never have lady accountants in porno's?

It just doesn't add up.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (SchxB)

565 is there a reason they never have lady accountants in porno's?
Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (bTQ72)

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The adding machine keeps falling off the couch

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:23 PM (VxC1e)

566 Alright, I'm out. Y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 22, 2021 11:23 PM (/BX3R)

567 Indubitably
Posted by: Muldoon

I read that in a Curley Muldoon voice

Posted by: Austere Translator of Exotic Lifestyles at September 22, 2021 11:24 PM (QzkSJ)

568 Gin and 7 Up. On ice. Garnish with just about anything.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 11:24 PM (axyOa)

569 What's your favorite gin drink? I am stuck in a citrus rut.

Bloody Mary

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (6+QRO)

570
is there a reason they never have lady accountants in porno's?
Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (bTQ72)

There might be some. Check the credits.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (II3Gr)

571 So something like Yer'highness Smith.

I had a client named Female Smith. Pronounced Fah-mall-e
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (Spr0s)
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Makes me think of a character in Alfred Bester's "The Computer Connection" : Fee-5 Grauman's Chinese.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (LBiAf)

572 I don't do martinis. Don't know why. I do manhattans though.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (EiPf6)

573 Seventh son of a seventh son, born under a caul.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (LBiAf)


with a full head of hair and a clot of blood in your left fist?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (ssx3L)

574 The adding machine keeps falling off the couch
Posted by: Cicero

Ah yes

The famous Counting Couch

Posted by: Austere Hollywood CPA at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (QzkSJ)

575 Was your father, also, the seventh one?

******

So close, but no. I am the seventh son of a second son, Confers the gift of blarney, but doesn't pay that well. No other superpowers that I'm aware of.

Or of which I am aware, I should say.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (Xwt96)

576 Then she stayed in the warehouse during the day, and slipped back out to the Concession the following night - against, past the Japanese.

Posted by: junior



This was depicted in the movie, over the span of what seemed like 17 hours of heroic speeches and rousing patriotic music and shouted dialogue. It was exhausting.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2021 11:26 PM (mAW01)

577 558 My favorite flavor of gin is bourbon.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Irish

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 11:26 PM (U2p+3)

578 572 I don't do martinis. Don't know why. I do manhattans though.
Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (EiPf6)

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Have you tried Dallas?

Posted by: Debbie at September 22, 2021 11:26 PM (VxC1e)

579 Still trying to get a grip on things. I shan't burden you. I shannot. (Ace is awesome for coining this fake word, BTW)

G'night, Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 22, 2021 11:26 PM (x8Wzq)

580 is there a reason they never have lady accountants in porno's?
Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 22, 2021 11:21 PM (bTQ72)

So I have a friend who would have immediately replied "Rule 34!" you can google "lady accountants in pornos" if you dare.

gives a new meaning to double entry.

Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:26 PM (Jzz++)

581 with a full head of hair and a clot of blood in your left fist?
Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (ssx3L)
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There ya go.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:26 PM (LBiAf)

582 So close, but no. I am the seventh son of a second son, Confers the gift of blarney, but doesn't pay that well. No other superpowers that I'm aware of.

Or of which I am aware, I should say.


Does explain the limericks.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 11:26 PM (SchxB)

583 Was Heath Ledger an accountant?

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:27 PM (Xwt96)

584
everyone knows the best parties put gin in the jello shots !!

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 22, 2021 11:27 PM (bTQ72)

585 I had a client named Female Smith. Pronounced Fah-mall-e
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 22, 2021 11:22 PM (Spr0s)


Friend of mine claimed he had a dentist named Mengele, who was insistent that her last name was pronounced "Men-GHEE-lay.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:27 PM (ssx3L)

586 Was Heath Ledger an accountant?
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:27 PM (Xwt96)
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No, but Sam Sparks was fire chief for Garden Grove.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:28 PM (LBiAf)

587
Friend of mine claimed he had a dentist named Mengele, who was insistent that her last name was pronounced "Men-GHEE-lay.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:27 PM (ssx3

Must be Italian.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:28 PM (II3Gr)

588 No, but Sam Sparks was fire chief for Garden Grove.

*****

I knew a dermatologist named Rashleigh and a neurosurgeon named Slaughter.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:29 PM (Xwt96)

589 What's your favorite gin drink? I am stuck in a citrus rut.

Bloody Mary

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (6+QRO)

I can see that. Gin goes very well with citrus. I am not sure where else to go. The Bloody Mary idea is a good one.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:29 PM (z50H4)

590 don't do martinis. Don't know why. I do manhattans though.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 22, 2021 11:25 PM (EiPf6)

....

You could make a Negroni.....bleh.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 11:29 PM (C1iZg)

591 When your last name is Mengele, you should consider changing it.

Just a thought.

Plus, the judge will never ask, "why are you changing your name?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:29 PM (VxC1e)

592 Friend of mine claimed he had a dentist named Mengele, who was insistent that her last name was pronounced "Men-GHEE-lay.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:27 PM (ssx3L)
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When I was a Short Term Disability analyst, there was a doctor I was in touch with who was named Doctor Butcher.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:29 PM (LBiAf)

593 @583 Was Heath Ledger an accountant?

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When I was in eastern Washington, I saw campaign signs up for a local politician whose last name was Swindel (apparently pronounced "swin-dell").

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2021 11:30 PM (PTw5h)

594 "Was Heath Ledger an accountant?"

No, that was Ledger Domain.

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 11:30 PM (aAP3z)

595 OK, so the Whitesnark leak singer is cool and all, but he started with Derp Peeple in '73 - so he's not the same guy who sang "Hush" or "Smoke on the water" or "Space truckin". Amirite?

So yeah, great gig but ... Sort of (not) like Dave Mason, who played acoustic guitar backing for Jimi Hendryx and then lost his shit and did songs like "We Just Disagree". I mean, maybe ya don't lose yer man card for that in all jurisdictions, but he should have. They at least tear a corner off for that shit.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 22, 2021 11:30 PM (QfSXK)

596 ---------
No, but Sam Sparks was fire chief for Garden Grove.
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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Scott Speed. Pro race car driver.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:30 PM (pbStR)

597 Missus Muldoon is giving me a come hither look. I guess that means it's time to let the dog out and hit the hay.

Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:30 PM (Xwt96)

598 Dewey, Cheatham and Howe

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 11:31 PM (aAP3z)

599 I knew a dermatologist named Rashleigh and a neurosurgeon named Slaughter.
Posted by: Muldoon

My proctologist was Dr. Long

Posted by: Positive Wasserman Jones at September 22, 2021 11:31 PM (QzkSJ)

600 Gin plays well with strawberries as well.

Smash up about 4 good sized strawberries with a spoon of sugar, add a couple ounces of gin and then fill with club soda.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 22, 2021 11:31 PM (C1iZg)

601 wow quint that sounds like a real high class liquor store you hang out at.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (WmVfO)

I have seen a lot of this world. To be honest, I am glad i have seen things I mostly didn't have to experience. I was lucky, it is luck of the draw. Anything else?

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:32 PM (z50H4)

602 "Was Heath Ledger an accountant?"

No, that was Ledger Domain.

Posted by: casual observer 0922



I thought it was that guy "The Crimson Permanent Assurance". That dude was almost certainly and accountant.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2021 11:32 PM (mAW01)

603 No, but Sam Sparks was fire chief for Garden Grove.
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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Scott Speed. Pro race car driver.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:30 PM (pbStR)
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Surely you remember Cardinal Sin, of the Philippines?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:32 PM (LBiAf)

604 I knew a gastroenterologist named doctor belcher.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 22, 2021 11:32 PM (U2p+3)

605 Missus Muldoon is giving me a come hither look. I guess that means it's time to let the dog out [ . . . ]
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:30 PM (Xwt96)


Letting the dog out cross the shoulders, or around the waist?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:33 PM (ssx3L)

606 I had a dentist named Dr. Strange.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:34 PM (sxX7H)

607 Director of long term strategic planning"
Kay Serah Serah

Posted by: casual observer 0922 at September 22, 2021 11:34 PM (aAP3z)

608 There's a law firm in Orange County called Payne & Fears. They do insurance defense.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:34 PM (VxC1e)

609 There was also another doctor whose name I saw frequently, one William Travis, for whom I kept mentally inserting the middle name "Barrett".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:35 PM (LBiAf)

610 I had a dentist named Dr. Strange.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:34 PM (sxX7H)
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First name Stephen?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:36 PM (LBiAf)

611 That (the trains of NYC kids resettled West) was mid-19th century. Horatio Alger mentioned it a lot in his books. The kids owed their opportunity to the Children's Aid Society. You can find "Julius, the Street Boy" on Project Gutenberg for one example of an Alger story about this. It looks like there's a nonfiction book about it called Orphan Trains.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 22, 2021 11:36 PM (8548M)

612 There's an accountancy firm in Bellflower CA called:

Beaver, Menkes & Hass.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

613 There's an accountancy firm in Bellflower CA called:

Beaver, Menkes & Hass.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

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That is three forms of weasel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:36 PM (VxC1e)

614 Without explaining, I will simply say that at one point I had under my control a *very* large number of government personnel files.

One, which came to my attention was for a fellow named 'Crook'. He had been arrested 16 times.

Posted by: Going anonymous, for a moment at September 22, 2021 11:37 PM (u804Q)

615 Coverdale joined Deep Purple in late 1973? So he wasn't the singer on Smoke on the Water or Highway Star? And then I didn't see him in summer 1973 at a speedway in Ohio? Was too busy talking up a guy I like anyway.

Posted by: Nightingale at September 22, 2021 11:37 PM (sxgSd)

616 My 4th grade elementary school teacher: Ms Leight
My 5th grade elementary school teacher: Ms Foote
My 6th grade elementary school teacher: Ms Payne

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:37 PM (L2ZTs)

617 Colorado is America's most landlocked state. I thought getting calamari and shrimp scampi in Florida, a near-island full of NYers, would be a sure thing. Nope. I've had way better, even in CO. Frankly, it was *awful.* I ate it because I paid for it but it was not good.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:37 PM (sxX7H)

618 Actually, two weasels and a pear.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:38 PM (VxC1e)

619 606 I had a dentist named Dr. Strange.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:34 PM (sxX7H)

better than Dr. Payne.

I did know a Doctor Proctor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2021 11:38 PM (WmVfO)

620 Friend of mine claimed he had a dentist named Mengele, who was insistent that her last name was pronounced "Men-GHEE-lay.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2021 11:27 PM (ssx3L)

Fronk-und-stien!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2021 11:38 PM (gCAC6)

621 Or avocado.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2021 11:38 PM (VxC1e)

622 My 4th grade elementary school teacher: Ms Leight
My 5th grade elementary school teacher: Ms Foote
My 6th grade elementary school teacher: Ms Payne
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:37 PM (L2ZTs)
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I will channel TJM: I don't get it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:38 PM (LBiAf)

623 First name Stephen?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:36 PM (LBiAf

I think it was Malcolm.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:38 PM (sxX7H)

624 had a dentist named Dr. Strange.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:34 PM (sxX7H)
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First name Stephen?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:36 PM (LBiAf)

I would have guessed Curtis. I don't get your connection but I miss out on a lot. We did have a guy named Pyle in basic training. It was the exact wrong time to have that name and be going through basic.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:39 PM (z50H4)

625 Actually, two weasels and a pear.
Posted by: Cicero

TOO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Posted by: Austere Uncle Onyango at September 22, 2021 11:39 PM (QzkSJ)

626 Quint, I'm sure there've been drill instructors named Hartman...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

627 My 5th grade elementary school teacher: Ms Foote

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And that foot is me.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at September 22, 2021 11:39 PM (VxC1e)

628 Yup that was it. He's still dentisting but it looks like he's down Greeley now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:41 PM (sxX7H)

629 OK, so the Whitesnark leak singer is cool and all, but he started with Derp Peeple in '73 - so he's not the same guy who sang "Hush" or "Smoke on the water" or "Space truckin". Amirite?

Before '73 it was Ian Gillan on vocals. He was also on their comeback album "Perfect Strangers" in '84.

"Hush" was on their first album before Ian Gillan joined the band. Hence the slightly different vocal style.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 22, 2021 11:41 PM (SchxB)

630 Colorado is America's most landlocked state. I thought getting calamari and shrimp scampi in Florida, a near-island full of NYers, would be a sure thing. Nope. I've had way better, even in CO. Frankly, it was *awful.* I ate it because I paid for it but it was not good.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:37 PM (sxX7H)

mountain oysters.

I spent some time in Colorado Springs. The best restaurants sold beef. Some places were better than others but it was because their beef was slightly better than the other guys.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:41 PM (z50H4)

631 Or avocado.
Posted by: Cicero

or plate
or plate of avocados

Posted by: An Austere Reop Man is always intensely austere at September 22, 2021 11:41 PM (QzkSJ)

632 I usually have a strong dislike for gin, but I recently discovered the Martinez. Equal parts gin and sweet vermouth, with a splash of cherry liqueur and orange bitters. Sorta like a Manhattan. It's a nice change of pace.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at September 22, 2021 11:41 PM (LiheS)

633 Quint, I'm sure there've been drill instructors named Hartman...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

this guy chose the exact wrong time, enough said.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:42 PM (z50H4)

634 Gin is OK.
It is better with flaked ice.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 11:46 PM (hzMvv)

635 Gin is OK.
It is better with flaked ice.
Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2021 11:46 PM (hzMvv)
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To me, gin has a medicinal taste. Best taken with other ingredients.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:47 PM (LBiAf)

636 There was a small vendor at the Seattle waterfront that sold clam chowder and ho-jos pretty cheap, best stuff I ever tasted. So I mistakenly thought "Washington state must understand clam chowdah". I stopped at another restaurant one time and ordered clam chowder. Oh boy! Can't wait.

Yeah. "Manhattan style", I think it came out of a can. Fuckers. They should have at least told me.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 22, 2021 11:47 PM (QfSXK)

637 Gin is weird. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. Maybe I get a craving for it when I'm about to come down with malaria.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:48 PM (sxX7H)

638 My husband was a bit concerned when I mentioned a Dr. Dick at the obstetrical practice when I was pregnant with our first baby.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 22, 2021 11:48 PM (a4EWo)

639 Gin is weird. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. Maybe I get a craving for it when I'm about to come down with malaria.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:48 PM (sxX7H)
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Remember to take your Jesuit's bark and steel.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:49 PM (LBiAf)

640 Never. Ever. Put anything up your dick. Not even once

Obviously "sex education" is as high quality as most modern things.
It's obvious you are supposed to put that in things, not put things in it. .
Fail

Posted by: Azjaeger at September 22, 2021 11:49 PM (3/XaG)

641 Missus Muldoon is giving me a come hither look. I guess that means it's time to let the dog out and hit the hay.

Endeavour to persevere!
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2021 11:30 PM (Xwt96)

Its a trap!!!
The research into the Praying Mantis was the tipoff!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2021 11:50 PM (axyOa)

642 I have three younger sisters. My dad mixed the names up, but he remembered birth order--we got called out by number.

Posted by: Lirio100 at September 22, 2021 11:50 PM (uFOGo)

643 I think Rod Evans might be the "original" vocalist for Deep Purple. Lotta lineup changes there.

Posted by: klaftern at September 22, 2021 11:51 PM (taPSh)

644 Just a Reminder.
...I am out there.
*folds back into weeds*
Posted by: Slapweasel (Ckg4U) at September 22, 2021 09:00

That is good to know bud. Do me a favor...Keep on Rocking. Stop by more often, we need your humor.

Posted by: Farmer at September 22, 2021 11:52 PM (55Qr6)

645 Slap is always there somewhere

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2021 10:25 PM (EZebt)
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that's why some of us have thermal sights...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 22, 2021 11:53 PM (ogGku)

646 If you're fifteen and put a USB cable up your dickhole, you're probably certifiable.

Though I do have a good buddy who burned his wiener pretty bad when we were fifteen. This guy, this Rhodes Scholar, microwaved a cantaloupe and cut a hole in it, and you know... the thing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:53 PM (sxX7H)

647 My husband was a bit concerned when I mentioned a Dr. Dick at the obstetrical practice when I was pregnant with our first baby.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 22, 2021 11:48 PM (a4EWo)

In the days before pagers. "Paging Doctor Dick. Doctor Hugh E. Dick"

Please stuff Prince Albert in the can

Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:53 PM (Jzz++)

648 In the days before pagers. "Paging Doctor Dick. Doctor Hugh E. Dick"

Please stuff Prince Albert in the can
Posted by: Pete Bog at September 22, 2021 11:53 PM (Jzz++)
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"Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:54 PM (LBiAf)

649 My favorite was Sergeant Major. That was his last name. I've no idea if he got any shit or ribbing as "Private Major, or "Specialist Major", but as an E5 he was astounded to find that his new assignment had sent a car and driver and several officers to greet him as he got off the plane at SeaTac airport. LOL!!

And I know just how that happened. "We need someone to pickup the new guy at the airport ..." Or something like that maybe. Anyway, the story got crossed somewhere along the way. "Somebody needs to pick up THE Sergeant Major" ha ha.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 22, 2021 11:54 PM (QfSXK)

650 My husband was a bit concerned when I mentioned a Dr. Dick at the obstetrical practice when I was pregnant with our first baby.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 22, 2021 11:48 PM (a4EWo)
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before or after he found out the doctor was "female"?

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 22, 2021 11:55 PM (ogGku)

651 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2021 11:55 PM (L2ZTs)

652 I usually have a strong dislike for gin, but I recently discovered the Martinez. Equal parts gin and sweet vermouth, with a splash of cherry liqueur and orange bitters. Sorta like a Manhattan. It's a nice change of pace.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at September 22, 2021 11:41 PM (LiheS)

that sounds good. Speaking of vermouth, I doubt many would know the country were Vermouth is huge. I it is so huge Vermuting, akA, drinking Vermouth has become a verb (or is it a noun?). That country is Spain Not only is vermouth huge there, gin is huge too.

In this country vermouth is a $4 bottle that has been opened for six months. in Spain and France, Vermouth is a hot wine trend and they have all kinds of different flavors.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:56 PM (z50H4)

653 591 When your last name is Mengele, you should consider changing it.

Just a thought.

Plus, the judge will never ask, "why are you changing your name?"

That's a big yes right there

Posted by: Formerly known as Al Hitler at September 22, 2021 11:57 PM (3/XaG)

654 Good evening, good people. A soft gentle early Fall day here in the Adirondacks. For once I managed to escape detection and just hung out.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 22, 2021 11:57 PM (KATBx)

655 One of the more unusual names in the family was a lady named Silence Hand. Must have been odd to be addressed, 'Silence!' She was born in 1678.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:58 PM (ELgVT)

656 My favorite was Sergeant Major. That was his last name. I've no idea if he got any shit or ribbing as "Private Major, or "Specialist Major", but as an E5 he was astounded to find that his new assignment had sent a car and driver and several officers to greet him as he got off the plane at SeaTac airport. LOL!!

And I know just how that happened. "We need someone to pickup the new guy at the airport ..." Or something like that maybe. Anyway, the story got crossed somewhere along the way. "Somebody needs to pick up THE Sergeant Major" ha ha.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 22, 2021 11:54 PM (QfSXK)

We had a very close family friend who was a Gunnery Sergeant. He was always called "Gunny" He retired as a Major but well all called him Gunny.

Posted by: Quint at September 22, 2021 11:58 PM (z50H4)

657 It's become so the fashion to have super-dry Martinis that people have forgotten that the original Martini was 50-50 gin and vermouth.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:58 PM (LBiAf)

658 When I was partying my balls off in Spain, I learned that some of the worst hangovers are from sangria.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:58 PM (sxX7H)

659 Plus, the judge will never ask, "why are you changing your name?"
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Unless...he wants to change from Harry Mengele to William Mengele.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 12:00 AM (ELgVT)

660 but well all called him Gunny.
Posted by: Quint

Did he retire or get the sack?

Posted by: Austere ONT Commenter at September 23, 2021 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

661 Both are gutless bastards. Why not hold the fund raiser in Wyoming?

None of them know where Wyoming is. Besides, it's not like Wyoming actually matters in this case. This is about Washington DC and not some stupid flyspeck of Fly-over Land.

Posted by: JB1000 at September 23, 2021 12:01 AM (M2Dq2)

662 One of the more unusual names in the family was a lady named Silence Hand. Must have been odd to be addressed, 'Silence!' She was born in 1678.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2021 11:58 PM (ELgVT)
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Not so bad as "Nicolas If-Jesus-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Had'st-Been-Damned Barbon".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 23, 2021 12:01 AM (LBiAf)

663 Then there's the strange case of Dr. Nicholas Bartha. His name isn't all that funny but he blew himself up in his townhouse in NYC to prevent giving half the proceeds to his wife in a nasty divorce. He brought down the entire building. I don't know if the police ever figured out if he intended to kill himself or got caught inadvertently in the big boom.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 23, 2021 12:02 AM (dLLgO)

664 He retired as a Major but well all called him Gunny.
Posted by: Quint
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Friend of my dad's, retired Navy Captain. All of his friends called him 'Skipper'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 12:02 AM (ELgVT)

665 I'm not sure if white wines hangovers are worse than reds, and I don't intend to find out for sure. Wine in general is something I do not tolerate to any sort of excess.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 23, 2021 12:02 AM (QfSXK)

666 Unless...he wants to change from Harry Mengele to William Mengele.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

*sigh*

Posted by: William Patrick Hitler, USN at September 23, 2021 12:02 AM (QzkSJ)

667 Hell it's not even about winning. I kind of doubt Cheney has a chance after so thoroughly beshitting her name. This is likely just a last hurrah and a big fat payoff for her service to the Uniparty. Golden parachute, bay-bee!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 23, 2021 12:03 AM (sxX7H)

668 Ian Gillan, who can still sing, also sang on one Black Sabbath abum, around 1982 I think.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 23, 2021 12:04 AM (KAi1n)

669 Friend of my dad's, retired Navy Captain. All of his friends called him 'Skipper'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Out of mutual respect, he called all of them "Gilligan"

Posted by: Auntie Zeituni at September 23, 2021 12:04 AM (QzkSJ)

670 I had plans to go to Northern Spain for a Camino but I have no idea if that will ever be possible, or even advisable ever again

Posted by: Kindltot at September 23, 2021 12:05 AM (ssx3L)

671 30 things you need to know about Covid-19;
https://tinyurl.com/Covid-Crib-Sheet

Interesting shit, with cites...

Posted by: ChrisP at September 23, 2021 12:05 AM (qJRpb)

672 When I was partying my balls off in Spain, I learned that some of the worst hangovers are from sangria.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2021 11:58 PM (sxX7H)

they love to party. There is a term called a botellon. It i basically means a lot of young Spaniards drinking themselves crazy in the middle of the night. one they go for is very cheap cider.Too bad, because in Spain they make some of the best cider in the world.

Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:05 AM (z50H4)

673 Posted by: ChrisP at September 23, 2021 12:05 AM (qJRpb)

Is your last name Bacon?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 23, 2021 12:06 AM (sxX7H)

674 Things could be fine if you're seven of nine.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2021 11:18 PM (63Dwl)
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I always thought she was 10 of 10, myself.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2021 11:20 PM (LBiAf)
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nope: her secret tribal name was "Two of Thirty-eight"

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 23, 2021 12:06 AM (ogGku)

675 My dad spelled his last name differently from his father. Nobody knows why. My grandfather made up a new name for himself anyway as a young man. He was a shady character.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 23, 2021 12:07 AM (dLLgO)

676 670 I had plans to go to Northern Spain for a Camino but I have no idea if that will ever be possible, or even advisable ever again
Posted by: Kindltot at September 23, 2021 12:05 AM (ssx3L)

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The 327 V-8 was overrated. Not worth a trip to Spain.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 23, 2021 12:07 AM (VxC1e)

677 Friend of my dad's, retired Navy Captain. All of his friends called him 'Skipper'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 12:02 AM (ELgVT)

that is a term of endearment and respect.

Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:07 AM (z50H4)

678 Well I never been to Spain.

Posted by: Three Dog Night at September 23, 2021 12:08 AM (VxC1e)

679 Skipper is Barbie's little sister.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 23, 2021 12:09 AM (dLLgO)

680 Skipper is Barbie's little sister.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 23, 2021 12:09 AM (dLLgO)

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Midge is an insect.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 23, 2021 12:10 AM (VxC1e)

681 Spain was one of the last countries in W. Europe I visited. If I had the chance to go just for the experience, I would put Spain at the top of the list. France and Italy are my other two go too countries. The UK is different because I lived there. But yeah, I would advise anyone interested in visiting Spain to do so. There are worse countries, I promise you that.

Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:11 AM (z50H4)

682 that is a term of endearment and respect.
Posted by: Quint
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That was manifestly obvious to all of us young ones.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 12:12 AM (1vynn)

683 My grandfather made up a new name for himself anyway as a young man. He was a shady character.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 23, 2021 12:07 AM (dLLgO)

Mine too. Not exactly shady, though. He got to the US in a real weird way. He had been in Brit military intelligence, and got loaned out to OSS as a translator and cryptographer during the war, because he had a head for math and he knew Russian, German, English, and Swahili.

But the Commies had hunted down and murdered everyone else in his family. So when the war ended and Uncle Sam gave him a US passport, he changed up the name, just in case.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 23, 2021 12:13 AM (sxX7H)

684 Good night Horde, I'm fasting for some lab work tomorrow and I am craving a drink and some cashews so I guess I'll just go to bed and avoid the temptation. Lab test is early, I'm looking forward to a good breakfast. See you tomorrow.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 23, 2021 12:13 AM (a4EWo)

685 Posted by: ChrisP at September 23, 2021 12:05 AM (qJRpb)

Is your last name Bacon?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Now see?

We can have nice fun things.

Posted by: Auntie Esther Zeituni at September 23, 2021 12:14 AM (QzkSJ)

686 I'm not sure if white wines hangovers are worse than reds, and I don't intend to find out for sure. Wine in general is something I do not tolerate to any sort of excess.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 23, 2021 12:02 AM (QfSXK)

I can not say this with a straight face.I pretty much can't tolerate not having wine for an extended time.

Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:15 AM (z50H4)

687 I had plans to go to Northern Spain for a Camino but I have no idea if that will ever be possible, or even advisable ever again

Posted by: Kindltot at September 23, 2021 12:05 AM (ssx3L)

I am not Catholic but I would do it. When in doubt, just do it.

Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:18 AM (z50H4)

688 I can not say this with a straight face.I pretty much can't tolerate not having wine for an extended time.
Posted by: Quint

I will drink wine, for an extended time

Posted by: Orson Welles for Paul Masson at September 23, 2021 12:19 AM (QzkSJ)

689 Midge had the carapace-ity to be Barbie's best friend.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 23, 2021 12:20 AM (dLLgO)

690 Mine too. Not exactly shady, though. He got to the US in a real weird way. He had been in Brit military intelligence, and got loaned out to OSS as a translator and cryptographer during the war, because he had a head for math and he knew Russian, German, English, and Swahili.

But the Commies had hunted down and murdered everyone else in his family. So when the war ended and Uncle Sam gave him a US passport, he changed up the name, just in case.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 23, 2021 12:13 AM (sxX7H)
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Interesting. The Brits, for the centennial of WWI, put up a database of names of soldiers who died during the war. Out of curiosity, I entered my last name. Not a sausage. I then entered my maternal grandfather's last name, "Smyth". Lots of hits, all Irish. Apparently, that particular spelling is unique to Ireland.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 23, 2021 12:20 AM (LBiAf)

691 Melvin van peebles RIP. When the media and hollywood told him he couldn't make a black militant movie he went out and made it anyway. Why don't you try it instead of whinning about the media.

Posted by: raimondo at September 23, 2021 12:20 AM (Xp9IV)

692 Quint, notice I said to excess, I like wine just fine, it's just that the hangovers are just rancid.

Even worse than Tequila, and that's saying something. I can function after a night of Tequila. Didn't say I liked it. But it is possible.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 23, 2021 12:20 AM (QfSXK)

693
I will drink wine, for an extended time
Posted by: Orson Welles for Paul Masson at September 23, 2021 12:19 AM (QzkSJ)
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But not before its time.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 23, 2021 12:21 AM (LBiAf)

694 Because I don't want to make a black militant movie, you fucking racist foreign weirdo.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 23, 2021 12:22 AM (QU5/8)

695 I pretty much can't tolerate not having wine for an extended time.

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When the burning times come I guess it'll be pruno for you, then.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 23, 2021 12:22 AM (sxX7H)

696 you are doing better than me Common. I have helped entire wine industries stay in the black.

Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:23 AM (z50H4)

697 ..Wonder what would've happened if I'd been put up for adoption? Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2021 11:00 PM (II3Gr)

Well, obviously, they'd placed you in a No Kill shelter, or we wouldn't be talking now, right?

/megasnark!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 23, 2021 12:23 AM (QzJWU)

698 694 Because I don't want to make a black militant movie, you fucking racist foreign weirdo.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 23, 2021 12:22 AM (QU5/

Did I miss something again?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2021 12:26 AM (csEWM)

699 But not before its time.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

https://tinyurl.com/38v5fphv

Posted by: mildly inebriated Orson Welles for Paul Masson at September 23, 2021 12:27 AM (QzkSJ)

700 Did not like the USB story.

"Curiosity"? GMAFB

I bet he still doesn't know what is like to cram a running chainsaw up his ass.

Posted by: Axeman at September 23, 2021 12:27 AM (OaZlZ)

701 But not before its time.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

https://tinyurl.com/38v5fphv
Posted by: mildly inebriated Orson Welles for Paul Masson at September 23, 2021 12:27 AM (QzkSJ)
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Even during the '30s, Orson habitually had for dinner a steak and a bottle of Scotch. Imagine how much he must have taken aboard during those commercials...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 23, 2021 12:29 AM (LBiAf)

702 Just think. David Coverdale had almost a decade on Norm MacDonald.

Posted by: Axeman at September 23, 2021 12:30 AM (OaZlZ)

703 he went out and made it anyway.
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Mot du soir; Blaxsploitation

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 12:31 AM (1vynn)

704 Mot du soir; Blaxsploitation
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 12:31 AM (1vynn)
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Live and Let Die - perhaps the cringiest Bond film ever made.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 23, 2021 12:32 AM (LBiAf)

705 Mot du soir; Blaxsploitation
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

*downtown glare*

Posted by: Gonna Get You Sucka, not featuring Pam Grier at September 23, 2021 12:35 AM (QzkSJ)

706 I think probably up until the 1980s much of the workforce was lightly loaded in one form or another.

To tell the truth it was probably better that way, to some degree. Like most things, it only takes a vanishingly small number of people to ruin it for everyone else.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 23, 2021 12:35 AM (QfSXK)

707 Even during the '30s, Orson habitually had for dinner a steak and a bottle of Scotch. Imagine how much he must have taken aboard during those commercials...
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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Pfft.

Posted by: Jackie Gleason at September 23, 2021 12:36 AM (vOGqy)

708 Orson Welles had his ashes buried in Ronda, Spain. he loved the Corrida (bullfights) and Spain so much he made sure his ashes were buried there They are interned at at a ranch near Ronda Spain. Ronda is famous for being the birthplace of the modern Spanish Corrida. It is also one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and to say the least, there is a lot of history there.

I guess I went off on Spain tonight. But I thought it was funny when Welles was brought up. Now that guy legit had a thing with Spain. And with that i will bid everyone adios.

Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:38 AM (z50H4)

709 Ah, well. Bedways, is rightways, sure enough. See you later.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 23, 2021 12:39 AM (LBiAf)

710 Night Quint and Cpt Obvious.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2021 12:40 AM (csEWM)

711 On the time-out generation, an oldie but a goodie:

Most of these spoiled bastards never heard leather whip through 7 loops in half a second, AND IT SHOWS.

Posted by: DudeAbiding at September 23, 2021 12:40 AM (52QgA)

712 Live and Let Die - perhaps the cringiest Bond film ever made.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 23, 2021 12:32 AM (LBiAf)

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It was all over when they let McCartney do the theme song

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 23, 2021 12:41 AM (VxC1e)

713 btw,I have been to Ronda. That is one Hell of a place to visit. There is a major highway that goes there now.Back in the day, you had to drive a treacherous road. It is hard to explain but it was easily the most dangerous road I have driven on.

Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:41 AM (z50H4)

714 It looks like there's a nonfiction book about it called Orphan Trains.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 22, 2021 11:36

We've had a program on orphan trains, it's been a hot topic in historical circles in recent yrs. They brought kids from NY to NW IL ca. 1880s, I have a poster announcing the future arrival of some at the Galt House.

Some kids were lucky, others were used as free labor and abused. That's the interesting thing about history, you learn human nature doesn't change much.

There have always been azzholes around trying to control things. You just don't need to elect them to positions of power.

Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2021 12:44 AM (55Qr6)

715 i will frink no wine before it is open...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 23, 2021 12:52 AM (ogGku)

716 So much for the nice night, someone or thing must have tripped over a skunk. Maybe a house away.

What a stench.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 23, 2021 12:57 AM (KATBx)

717 So much for the nice night, someone or thing must have tripped over a skunk. Maybe a house away.

What a stench.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 23, 2021 12:57 AM (KATBx)
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i may live in the big shitty, but, being on the edge of the urban/wild interface of the Hollyweird Hills, we get that on occasion.

my favorite is when they get hit by a car upwind of the house... YEESH!

True Story: the neighbors hired some flojos to trim back/clean out some hedges against our mutual back yard wall... they found an occupied skunk den in the middle of the day. Herself said all she heard was "apestoso! apestoso! and a string of curses that quickly got fainter...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 23, 2021 01:10 AM (ogGku)

718 What a stench.
Posted by: irongrampa

One word-

cleansing fire

Posted by: The Grinch, with stenchless wench at September 23, 2021 01:12 AM (QzkSJ)

719 I can not say this with a straight face.I pretty much can't tolerate not having wine for an extended time.
Posted by: Quint at September 23, 2021 12:15

Agreed, heck they told me red wine was healthy.

Was that you posting last night as quint, or was that a cheap imitation? I thought the lower case q was a different poster?

Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2021 01:16 AM (55Qr6)

720 Live and Let die had a young Jane Seymour.

It is already ahead of one or two pierce Brosnan and most of the Daniel Craig Bond films.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2021 01:19 AM (csEWM)

721 Tis time. Tomorrow is the day to service the snowthrower for this year. This was a short Summer it feels like.

Goodnite, good people.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 23, 2021 01:28 AM (KATBx)

722 Poor Uma
As beautiful on the outside as ugly on the inside.

I couldn't hit that knowing that.

Posted by: torabora at September 23, 2021 01:54 AM (L0igc)

723 Those masks just concentrate the Rona right on your face.

These people are nuts.

Posted by: torabora at September 23, 2021 01:56 AM (L0igc)

724 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Raining here in Babylon DC.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 23, 2021 02:12 AM (QFVV9)

725 Did I miss something again?

I was just hurling insults at raimongoloid. Maybe his post got 86ed and I now appear insane. Insaner.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 23, 2021 02:16 AM (QU5/8)

726 Pg - Honestly, having a cup of coffee with you is on my bucket list.

As always, when you show up, it's about time for me to turn in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 02:17 AM (1vynn)

727
I was just hurling insults at raimongoloid. Maybe his post got 86ed and I now appear insane. Insaner.
Posted by: bear
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Well, it is about like talking to a doorknob.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 02:18 AM (1vynn)

728 {waves at Mike}

G'night.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 23, 2021 02:20 AM (QFVV9)

729 {waves at Mike}

G'night.
Posted by: Puddleglum
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Thanks, and goodnight to the remainders.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 02:22 AM (vOGqy)

730 0300: The west coast types are wandering off to bed. Mid shift people posting when they can. Trolls being trolls. Day shift people waking up, slowly. I think I'm the first of the Day walkers to arrive. You can tell when I'm off as I post much later in the morning.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 23, 2021 02:24 AM (QFVV9)

731 As always, when you show up, it's about time for me to turn in.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 23, 2021 02:17

Time for me too. New test, I'm gonna record how long I can sleep before I have to pee. I'm betting on 4 hrs, we shall see.

Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2021 02:27 AM (55Qr6)

732 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 02:39 AM (INPUD)

733 0040 here... (#Failifornia).

gonna go read some old H Beam Piper SF: "Four Day Planet", then hit the rack...

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 23, 2021 02:41 AM (zHXTb)

734 Chilly morning here.

Even though I closed my bedroom window to be open only a crack, I had to get up earlier and grab an extra blanket. I'm not ready for cold weather yet!

Hard to believe it's almost October.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 02:52 AM (INPUD)

735 Horrible night

Posted by: Skip at September 23, 2021 02:59 AM (2JoB8)

736 Hard to believe it's almost October.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 02:52

Indeed. It's also hard to believe we have this senile, corrupt grifter installed as president, yet here we are. Yikes, this could be trouble. Be well MLiI.

Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2021 03:00 AM (55Qr6)

737 What's up, Skip?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 03:01 AM (INPUD)

738 Why Skip? No sleep?

Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2021 03:03 AM (55Qr6)

739 >>Indeed. It's also hard to believe we have this senile, corrupt grifter installed as president, yet here we are. Yikes, this could be trouble. Be well MLiI.
Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2021 03:00 AM (55Qr6)

Agreed.

Hope you get some good sleep. I haven't slept well in weeks.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 03:04 AM (INPUD)

740 Sinus are mess, back hurting again, not much sleep

Posted by: Skip at September 23, 2021 03:12 AM (2JoB8)

741 https://tinyurl.com/e57s95s5
20 Tweets from Bad Blue
Couple of funnies, top has picture of tossed away ID'S from invaders

Posted by: Skip at September 23, 2021 03:14 AM (2JoB8)

742 My allergies are finally letting up some, worse this year than ever. Sinuses are a mess too or it's a bad cold cuz it's in my chest. At least that part has gotten better over the past 2 days.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 03:20 AM (INPUD)

743 Lots of people I encounter are saying same thing.
Some have been tested for the covid-crap and most have come back negative. I'm figuring mine is just the normal cold/maybe sinus infection variety.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 03:24 AM (INPUD)

744 Mornin', all,

A quick update on the long saga of Chekov the ailing 14-year-old Siberian cat: He continues to improve slowly. He walks better; he comes over for petting when I call his name, as he has for most of his life. And he eats with enthusiasm, a mix now of Friskies wet food and his Rx dry stuff. The vet instructs me to get him off the Friskies -- too much fat, he says, which can lead to pancreatitis -- and onto Royal Canin or Hill's Science Diet. I'll do that today.

Maybe his adopted brother the big black Wolf cat can come back home soon. Of course he will tend to eat everything in sight, so until we are sure Chekov is out of danger and is getting enough nutrition, it's not a good idea.

Thanks to all for your good thoughts!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2021 03:26 AM (c6xtn)

745 That's good news, Wolfus.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 03:27 AM (INPUD)

746 Oh, and I have to call the state food stamp office today to apply for the 1 month of disaster food stamps. I'm preparing all my receipts, not for reimbursement but to prove that I had significant expenses during the storm time. Chekov's medical bill from Birmingham will come in handy (the state's website includes "disaster-related pet boarding" as a valid expense). If I have to fib a bit and say that my employer is considering layoffs, etc., I can.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2021 03:31 AM (c6xtn)

747 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2021 03:26

Great steps forward. Good luck.

Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2021 03:33 AM (55Qr6)

748 Chilly morning here.

Even though I closed my bedroom window to be open only a crack, I had to get up earlier and grab an extra blanket. I'm not ready for cold weather yet!

Hard to believe it's almost October.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021


***
You lucky people with your luxurious 4 seasons. We're having what the local news people gush over as a "cold" front: morning low of 66, high of 80 -- which is utterly amazing for this pesthole at this time of year, I admit. Usually we at 13-15 degrees hotter than that. We'll be back to those kinds of temps next week.

Gah.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2021 03:34 AM (c6xtn)

749 It's definitely fall, more darkness and cool morning

Posted by: Skip at September 23, 2021 03:38 AM (2JoB8)

750 I definitely enjoy the 4 seasons we have here, Wolfus.

Start of each one takes some getting used to. Worst part for me of this time of year is the later sunrise. We usually have a gorgeous fall. And the leaves are starting to turn. Just all around beautiful. Like Fen said yesterday - you can find things to be grateful for if you try. That's been my goal of late. Too much stress and ugly in this world right now, I need to find those moments for my sanity!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 03:49 AM (INPUD)

751 I could do without fall and winter, my sister and BiL must be too, they are going to Florida for winter.

Posted by: Skip at September 23, 2021 03:54 AM (2JoB8)

752 I'd miss the snow.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 03:56 AM (INPUD)

753 Pixy is up and that's my cue to head out.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 23, 2021 03:59 AM (INPUD)

754 Sin makes us stupid.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 23, 2021 04:06 AM (xopIz)

755 Uma has dead eyes.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 23, 2021 04:17 AM (xopIz)

756 My sister asked me to do the Ancestry . com thing. Turns out we are descended from English immigrants.

"Shit that I already knew for $1000, ALex"

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 23, 2021 04:25 AM (xopIz)

757 Wine hangovers are terrible because of all the sugars. Same with frou frou drinks

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 23, 2021 09:30 AM (sLG2f)

758 My bad sleep is because my sweet little boy wakes up at night and cries because he's alone in his bed. Then he wants me to stay with him and his bed is not as comfy as mine.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 23, 2021 09:33 AM (h020I)

759 Killing My Baby made me a better Mother says Pedowood Prostitute. Let these violent subhumans in or your a worse racist than a slaveowner says obsolete farm equipment-American. Same as it ever was.

Posted by: Dogbot's Ghost at September 23, 2021 11:44 AM (7E3C4)

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