The Morning Rant

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FUN TIMES AT THE NY TIMES

Back in 2014 the NY Times somehow figured out that most normal people think they're a bunch of lying crapweasels and their journalism is poo. Well, they realized they had a problem and they needed to do something to fix it, so they put their pointy little heads together and came up with something called the "Innovation Report"

Couched in the jargon of improving its digital presence, the Report started out like this:

The New York Times is winning at journalism. Of all the challenges facing a media company in the digital age, producing great journalism is the hardest. Our daily report is deep, broad, smart and engaging — and we've got a huge lead over the competition.

At the same time, we are falling behind in a second critical area: the art and science of getting our journalism to readers. We have always cared about the reach and impact of our work, but we haven't done enough to crack that code in the digital era.

In other words, we're not doing anything wrong, we're just not that good at marketing our crap product. The absolute hubris of this attitude toward their audience is gobsmacking.

Fast forward to 2021. Nothing has changed much. Most normal people still think the NY Times is run by a bunch of lying crapweasels and their journalism is poo. Now what? Well, apparently, they convened another conclave of pointy-heads and here is what they found:

This time it’s not about the “art and science of getting our journalism to readers,” as the Innovation Report’s opening salvo once put it, but rather, as someone familiar with the project told me, “the crisis of trust in the media.”

You mean you're not trusted by vast swaths of Americans? The devil you say.

“The media in general and The New York Times in particular have taken a lot of shots in recent years, and every poll will tell you that the media is not trusted,” one source said. “How do we, in this era of so much distrust in the media, show the rigor we use in preparing our report to sort of win people over?...The other source familiar with the project said, “It’s about ensuring that people understand how and why we do what we do.” And crucially, that this sense of understanding transcends the Upper West Side, or any other stereotypical Times constituencies. “This work, more broadly,” the source said, “will hopefully resonate with right of center people, centrists, left of center people—a lot of the work is just to ensure people understand what the Times does.”

So, in other words, they pretty much came to the same conclusion that they did in 2014: "We're not really doing anything wrong. We're not in the least bit biased or incompetent at what we claim to be doing. Oh, heavens no. That's just not the case. Normal Americans who think we're lying crapweasels, well, they're just ignorant. If they only knew how completely awesome we are, how wonderfully competent and well put-together our product is, why, they'd sign up for a subscription in a heartbeat."

They honestly think this.

It seems to me that if the NY Times honestly (stop laughing) wants to know how they're failing, they would put together a workgroup of independent observers from outside the company, one that is free of the biases and assumptions of the Times corporate culture. But the members of this new workgroup are all Times insiders. And worse yet, they've already pre-arrived at the conclusion even before they've started: we're freaking awesome, we just need better marketing. I am reminded of when I read about some spectacularly bad police malfeasance, like when they break down somebody's front door and shoot everyone in the house that turns out to be the wrong address. And then the police department conducts an investigation of the police officers by other police officers overseen by still other police officers and the investigating police officers exonerate all the police officers involved because they did everything they were supposed to do according to the rules and standards set down by the police department. And then the police department PR guy holds a press conference and announces that the police officers did everything right, so case closed and shut up.

So nothing will come of this, the NY Times will continue to pump out garbage, but the elites on both coasts will lap it up just like always, which, when it comes right down to it, is fine with the Times. They hate us and don't really want us soiling their newspaper with our grubby hands, anyway.

So, to sum up:

NY Times, 2014: "Normal Americans don't like our digital product, and the solution is to tell them how awesome we are."

NY Times, 2021: "Normal Americans distrust the media, and the solution is to tell them how awesome we are."

I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans.


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But what's really hilarious is reading the responses in the Twitter thread and many of them are, get this, complaints that the NY Times has a right-wing bias.


"Trust Our Journalism, It's Awesome":

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This May Be Peak Stupid:

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They'll Blame Trump:

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Equality Makes Mass Murder OK:

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My New Connection:

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The New Way To Turn Americans Against Each Other:

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Compare & Contrast:

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Who Dis:

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Photo 6 (leggy!)
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For the 'Ettes:

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Friday Who Dis: Jane Wyman and Lorenzo Lamas starred in the prime time soap Falcon Crest back in the 1980s.



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Chicken Wing Pizza:

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(Click for bigger pizza)
(h/t Chef Andrew Gruel)

Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:18 AM




Comments

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1 sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:18 AM (LvTSG)

2 Ape!

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 27, 2021 10:18 AM (wybbI)

3 Thoid!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:18 AM (/XOcP)

4 Our mystery guests look sort of modern-day generic, like soap opera stars. "Pretty blonde girl," "guy with blue eyes who hasn't shaved in too long."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:19 AM (/XOcP)

5 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at September 27, 2021 10:19 AM (R7hLs)

6 Who Dis: Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at September 27, 2021 10:20 AM (TNyrE)

7 Yay, Gorilla Pundit!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 27, 2021 10:20 AM (2JVJo)

8 Dog eating verboten? WTAF!

Posted by: Today's Crisis In Obamaworld at September 27, 2021 10:21 AM (szPRO)

9 Peppermint Patty is superior to the Soviet Slag.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 27, 2021 10:21 AM (BFigT)

10 **Shrugs elaborately**

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 27, 2021 10:21 AM (dfRN6)

11 idk who she is, but she could have what's left of my left kidney at the end of the night...

and that pizza looks good. especially after 4 hours of meetings this morning.

now off to the content.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 27, 2021 10:22 AM (8D42x)

12 In regards to the university of Minnesota thing, this is already a well known concept in economics, the reservation wage. Government benefits make the reservation wage higher.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at September 27, 2021 10:22 AM (z5Vrg)

13 The dinner party host(ess?) should next stage a murder mystery dinner. Perhaps a win-win result will occur by it's conclusion.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at September 27, 2021 10:22 AM (TNyrE)

14 Yes!! Something to finally keep people away from Texas!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 27, 2021 10:22 AM (gLBtQ)

15 Falcon Crest was in the 80's? Dang I'm old.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 27, 2021 10:22 AM (45fpk)

16 4 Our mystery guests look sort of modern-day generic, like soap opera stars. "Pretty blonde girl," "guy with blue eyes who hasn't shaved in too long."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:19 AM (/XOcP)


I think the guy is a soaps star, don't know about her.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 10:22 AM (sRprf)

17 We need to do a better job of polishing this turd.

Posted by: New York Times at September 27, 2021 10:22 AM (VFYBy)

18 5 Hola
Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at September 27, 2021 10:19 AM (R7hLs)



'Sup, brother to the senseless clod!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 27, 2021 10:23 AM (yQpMk)

19 Don't want no boney pizza.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 27, 2021 10:23 AM (OCTRt)

20 I don't mind the vaccinated self-segregating - not at all.

I would just like to be there when the next variant hits their self-selected purity ghettos.

To point and laugh

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:23 AM (DJFLF)

21 Why are there bones in my pizza?!

Posted by: t-bird at September 27, 2021 10:23 AM (DMQdU)

22 Buffalo Chicken Pizza > Whatever TF that thing is

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (Bmy3R)

23 This time it's not about the "art and science of getting our journalism to readers," as the Innovation Report's opening salvo once put it, but rather, as someone familiar with the project told me, "the crisis of trust in the media."
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And they are correct. This is the right conclusion.

As always, though, they fail to acknowledge their own culpability in the destruction of trust. They are not alone, but they are surely part of it. And they also, as usual, fail to expand appropriately. The problem isn't a crisis of trust in the media, it's a crisis of trust in *everything* - because everyone has been lying for so long.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (Jsjd7)

24 The reason people believe journalists are lying crapweasels and their journalism is poo is because journalists are lying crapweasels and their journalism is poo. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (GZ/yK)

25 I'll take J.J. Sefton's Morning Report over The New York Times any day of the week and twice on Sundays. I get way more useful information just scanning his headlines than I could get from reading NYT cover-to-cover.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (ZIoLS)

26 Chicken wing pizza is simply impractical.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (LvTSG)

27 who dis couple:

Girl - Hooters Waitress I have seen once

Guy - Car Wash attendant down the road

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (DJFLF)

28 The pizza reminds me of ordering Gulf Shrimp Alfredo in Maine.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (yQpMk)

29 that pizza reminds me of many good times working on the road. To bad it is ruined by the inedible. kinda like the NYT!

Posted by: Corona-exile lost in spaces at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (uW0aU)

30 Yeah pretty girl but she seems kind of generic, nothing to set her apart.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (KZzsI)

31 Commenting present

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (IuZaD)

32 I freely admit that I am in fact stoopid enough to eat a chicken-wing pizza if one was set down in front of me. But I don't get why anyone would make one. I'd never order this.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (QU5/8)

33 Don't want no boney pizza.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 27, 2021 10:23 AM (OCTRt)


That's what I was thinking, too.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (Ez6QX)

34 I don't mind the vaccinated self-segregating - not at all.

They're little factories for the delta variant. Keep your immune systems healthy!

Posted by: t-bird at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (DMQdU)

35 Holy crap, dame pic 3. Yeesh. I'm derailed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (Jsjd7)

36 "Ginger Goebbles" is no Peppermint Patty

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (szPRO)

37 Excellent column by Richard Fernandez.

https://tinyurl.com/ttwajwd3

I've been wondering wth Xi was doing to his economy lately. This offers an explanation. It doesn't make any sense, but since when did power-mad commies (is there another kind?) ever make sense. He then nicely ties it to a grand strategy to ride out the coming apocalypse, which Biden is utterly unprepared to handle.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (ZsR3z)

38 Look for Fred Saberhagen's Empire of the East. Shorter, much better.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:14 AM (/XOcP)

Definitely an all-time favorite of mine. I've read it numerous times over the years. I also like his Books of Swords. Very well written and fun high adventure.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 27, 2021


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Both, along with Larry Niven's "The Magic Goes Away" stories, are my gold standard for fantasy tales.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (/XOcP)

39 I call BS on that cat in a mask picture. No cat is tolerant enough to be leashed and masked.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (Jsjd7)

40 23 And they are correct. This is the right conclusion.

As always, though, they fail to acknowledge their own culpability in the destruction of trust. They are not alone, but they are surely part of it. And they also, as usual, fail to expand appropriately. The problem isn't a crisis of trust in the media, it's a crisis of trust in *everything* - because everyone has been lying for so long.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (Jsjd7)

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"Obama is the smartest president ever. Michelle is the most beautiful first lady ever. Hillary is the most qualified candidate for president ever.

And Trump will fuck your infant children for an extra dollar for Putin.

Why would you doubt us?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (LvTSG)

41 Is dinner party disinviter a dude?

Posted by: spindrift at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (h5TKJ)

42 Just no on the chicken wing pizza.

I love chicken but the entire idea of chicken wings as a thing is anathema to me. Too much work for the pay off. When we butchered chickens back in the day, the wings were fed to the pigs.

Give me thighs any day of the week.

(Good advice for other parts of life too!)

Posted by: Tonypete at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (mD/uy)

43 30 Yeah pretty girl but she seems kind of generic, nothing to set her apart.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (KZzsI)

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You should see her ping pong ball trick.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (LvTSG)

44 All young actors and actorettes look alike to me.

Posted by: huerfano at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (MzKgG)

45 We don't get it. We've discussed this issue at length with each other and can only conclude that we're awesome!

Posted by: The New York Times at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (fFtVH)

46 Yeah I don't want my pizza to have bones. Never been a chicken wing fan anyway.

I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans.

Yeah I can't think of any worse. Doctors are rapidly moving in that direction lately, though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (KZzsI)

47 Is dinner party disinviter a dude?
Posted by: spindrift at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (h5TKJ)



Originally.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (yQpMk)

48 They're little factories for the delta variant. Keep your immune systems healthy!

Posted by: t-bird at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (DMQdU)


I actually am self-segregating from events where I know everyone is vaxxed. Mainly because when someone from that place gets the 'ro, they can't blame it on me.

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:27 AM (DJFLF)

49 I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans.



Ahem.

Posted by: Public School "Educators" at September 27, 2021 10:27 AM (yQpMk)

50 Gorilla!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 27, 2021 10:27 AM (V6f9+)

51 You'd have to pick out the wings and eat them separately, which seems to make the whole thing pointless.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 27, 2021 10:27 AM (dfRN6)

52 Pic 5 of who dis girl has a heavy 80s action flick vibe, some cheesy sword and sorcery flick

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (KZzsI)

53 I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans.
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PHEW.

Posted by: Politicians at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (Jsjd7)

54 Guy - Car Wash attendant down the road

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:24 AM (DJFLF)


Yes, but will he wash your car with his shirt off?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (sRprf)

55 "Winning at journalism"...did a fucking Millenial write that?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (V6f9+)

56 That dude who won't invite friends who won't vaccinate to his dinner parties is wearing a dress from the "Klinger collection".

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (3TihK)

57 TJM, I sent you an e-mail last night. Did you get it? I'm just trying to keep track.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

58
Dinner party disinviter - that's a man, baby!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (pNxlR)

59 I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans.
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I'd think lawyers would get at least an honorable mention here...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (ZIoLS)

60 Who Dis guy actually looks like my boyfriend circa 2005.

But after umpteen years with me, he looks pretty much like hell now.

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (DJFLF)

61 IF the NY Times gave up lying, that would be a good start.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (ynpvh)

62 I love chicken but the entire idea of chicken wings as a thing is anathema to me. Too much work for the pay off. When we butchered chickens back in the day, the wings were fed to the pigs.

Give me thighs any day of the week.

(Good advice for other parts of life too!)
Posted by: Tonypete


Boneless wings at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Breaded chicken chunks. Thumbs up.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (OCTRt)

63 I think teachers are aware how much everyone thinks poorly of them, its why we keep getting bombarded with "hardest job, work so hard, heroes, we should get paid more" constantly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (KZzsI)

64 I LOL'd at that peppermint patty meme this weekend. it's pretty solid.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (8D42x)

65 distaff who dis:

The Olsen that's not Mary Kate or Ashley?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (Bmy3R)

66 52 Pic 5 of who dis girl has a heavy 80s action flick vibe, some cheesy sword and sorcery flick

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (KZzsI)


Pixels, I think.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (sRprf)

67 Does Psaki have a friend that resembles Marcie? If so, she is wise to keep her out of site and away from that pesky Peter Doocy.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (TNyrE)

68 I call BS on that cat in a mask picture. No cat is tolerant enough to be leashed and masked.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021


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I wash reading about the Spanish Flu earlier this year. In the book were pictures, apparently contemporary (1919 or so), of people wearing masks. And one family was posing outside their house with their cat wearing a mask. Not a full-face one with eyeholes like this pic, though.

As for leashed, my late black cat Marie-Antoinette loved walking on a lead outdoors. But she was super-smart and close to unique.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (/XOcP)

69 And worse yet, they've already pre-arrived at the conclusion even before they've started: we're freaking awesome, we just need better marketing.
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That was always Obama's take, too.

Myself, I knew the NYT was a pack of liars back in the 60s. That is, that's when I realized it. They had been so for quite a while before.

Strictly speaking, internal reviews CAN work. But the incentive for honesty has to be strong. I've been reading (again) about WWI at sea. After Jutland, the RN was serious about confronting their problems. Ships blowing up does tend to concentrate the mind. But the NYT is secure from that kind of display of failure. Like the schools, they always insist they're doing a great job.

Posted by: Eeyore at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (7X3UV)

70 Ahem.
Posted by: Public School "Educators"


"...but you gotta admit, the guys on Iwo Jima...they were pretty close, right?"

Posted by: t-bird at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (fFtVH)

71 who dis couple:

Girl - Hooters Waitress I have seen once

Guy - Car Wash attendant down the road
Posted by: kallisto

What were YOU doing in Hooters ???

Posted by: JT at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (arJlL)

72 Dame pic 2 - which is the one that derailed me, not 3 - could quite justly get a "leggy" tag. I have no idea who she is, but I'd love to watch her do ... laundry, maybe. Whatever.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (Jsjd7)

73 57 TJM, I sent you an e-mail last night. Did you get it? I'm just trying to keep track.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

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Yup. I got it. I will get around to reading in the next couple of days. Gotta finish reading something else first (it's prep for the Saturday thread).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (LvTSG)

74 I see the cat is ready for Halloween...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (ynpvh)

75 The Olsen that's not Mary Kate or Ashley?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (Bmy3R)


Not an Olsen twin. She's too wholesome-looking.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (sRprf)

76 Yes, but will he wash your car with his shirt off?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM (sRprf)


Next time I see him I will make that request.

*very nice suggestion, OM*

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (DJFLF)

77 I gotta say, I had some very good teachers growing up. Had some awful ones too.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (HTCOy)

78 What we need are a flood of reporter jokes like the lawyer ones so it sinks in how low people rate them on the human worth totem pole.

"First thing, we kill all the reporters"
--Things Shakespeare would have written were they around at the time

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (KZzsI)

79 9 Peppermint Patty is superior to the Soviet Slag.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 27, 2021 10:21 AM (BFigT)

She was always honest

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (V6f9+)

80 That meme is an insult to Peppermint Patty.

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (prSvo)

81 I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans.

Others have already mentioned "educators" and politicians. Let's see, what do all three have in common? I think it rhymes with mefties.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (ZsR3z)

82 Not an Olsen twin. She's too wholesome-looking.
Posted by: OregonMuse,


She's eaten a meal in the last six months.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (OCTRt)

83 Besides, if that cat is leashed, where is its harness? A cat can slip out of a regular collar. And that black line that looks like a leash looks even more like a line drawn on the pic. No, it's a Photoshop job.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (/XOcP)

84 As for leashed, my late black cat Marie-Antoinette loved walking on a lead outdoors. But she was super-smart and close to unique.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (/XOcP)
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Yeah, I have seen it. I suspect my cat would tolerate that, though I won't try it. I could see a cat putting up with being walked on a leash or being masked, but not both in combination. That strikes me as too outlandish.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (Jsjd7)

85 NYT wants to re establish trust? That is rich.

That's like me coming to your house, shooting your dog and burning your house down, maybe running off with your wife and kids and wondering why you don't invite me over to watch football anymore...

Posted by: casual observer 0927 at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (aAP3z)

86 74 I see the cat is ready for Halloween...
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They must use Super Glue to keep it on the cat. That are tranquillizers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (HTCOy)

87 Somehow I think I'll survive not being invited to that woman's dinner parties. Just as I'm down with Bette Midler's not having sex with me. It's all good.

Posted by: Eeyore at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (7X3UV)

88 Crying shame those "protesters" (read; glowies) won't get doxxed. Would serve them and their cause right to be publicly named, shamed, and turned into Judases

Is the facemask with eyeholes cat pic real, or shopped? I can't tell anymore where parody ends and genuine stupidity begins.

Posted by: acethepug at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (qPKAe)

89 If I got disinvited from a dinner party over the vaccine, I would file it away in the "dodged a bullet" file.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:32 AM (Jsjd7)

90 I had a Siamese that loved walking outside on a leash. Just a sparkly little collar, no harness.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 27, 2021 10:32 AM (45fpk)

91 My "favorite" NYT article headline is "Former Bush Aide Indicted"

What was he indicted for? Embezzling money from the Bush campaign. (see paragraph six)

Posted by: Chuck C at September 27, 2021 10:32 AM (EughT)

92 [Compare & Contrast

Easy, the one on the right is good at baseball and, as far as I know, has never blatantly lied to my face.

And I'll take my pizza without bones, please.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 27, 2021 10:32 AM (nfrXX)

93 The Olsen that's not Mary Kate or Ashley?

She's too pretty to be an Olsen girl. They really aren't very attractive.

Peppermint Patty was a nice girl, someone you could hang out with and laugh. Jen Psaki might kinda look like her but does not have the personality.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:32 AM (KZzsI)

94 Great commentary on the elite-in-a-bubble! I do have a thought about this passage:

"I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans."

Whelp, I can think of two contenders for that title: public health officials, and academicians.

(And that's coming from a retired university prof.)

Posted by: Emeritus at September 27, 2021 10:32 AM (+HqO7)

95 Pour mon ami, Ace...

TheMarieOakes; 1h
French President Emmanuel Macron was hit by an egg at a food fair in Lyon, France.

https://twitter.com/TheMarieOakes/status/
1442487980954882051

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (UHVv4)

96 19 Don't want no boney pizza.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 27, 2021 10:23 AM (OCTRt)
_______

What have you got against Corsican cuisine?

Posted by: Eeyore at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (7X3UV)

97 Are there bones in that pizza? It looks like there are bones in the pizza.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (cSyAR)

98 If who dis girl got a massive boob job, she might be memorable. Just sayin

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (Kd5Vh)

99 Wait until the NYT is cutting a check to Trump after he wins his lawsuit over publishing his tax returns.

Saw analysis on the suit yesterday, it is solid.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (sO8yJ)

100 93 The Olsen that's not Mary Kate or Ashley?

She's too pretty to be an Olsen girl. They really aren't very attractive.

Peppermint Patty was a nice girl, someone you could hang out with and laugh. Jen Psaki might kinda look like her but does not have the personality.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:32 AM (KZzsI)

======

I think Elizabeth is quite pretty. And she's got a great rack.

Almost made the Olboy remake worthwhile.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (LvTSG)

101 I call BS on that cat in a mask picture. No cat is tolerant enough to be leashed and masked.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:26 AM (Jsjd7)

the pic looks like it could be china, so maybe the cat is wearing the mask to hide the fact it's a cat and not end up as a #6 special...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (8D42x)

102 Random blonde is...sorta average-cute. Seen better, that's for sure.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (V6f9+)

103 Chicken wing pizza?!?!

Don't cross the streams!

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (ci5u/)

104 No cat would wear anything on his head like that. They would go nuts and tear it off.

My failed business venture Hats for Cats is proof of that.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (UuD2k)

105 98 If who dis girl got a massive boob job, she might be memorable. Just sayin
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (Kd5Vh)

=========

You, my son, have the makings of a Hollywood executive.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (LvTSG)

106

A chef named GRUEL?

Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (s2VJv)

107 NYT wants to re establish trust? That is rich.

It can be done. Ritual mass seppuku should convince everyone of the authenticity of their contrition.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (ZsR3z)

108 Peppermint Patty and Marci have a nice house in the suburbs. Matching Subarus.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (Bmy3R)

109 Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:25 AM (ZsR3z)
============

Xi is pursuing a government directed capitalism of sorts, not fascist but certainly not free. OK, I see that point.

China decided to curtail billionaires power, stopping the Ant IPO, exercising more control over Tencent and Alibaba business models, and closing down whole new industries (private education and ride-hailing). OK, I see that point.

But where does this indict Biden or the US? We are in all sorts of trouble, mainly due to the FED and Biden's policies, but this essay doesn't close the loop. What's the relationship Fernandez is saying exists?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (szPRO)

110 77 I gotta say, I had some very good teachers growing up. Had some awful ones too.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:30 AM (HTCOy)

At the State University I went two, the distribution of teachers wasn't one normal curve, but two: on at the bottom for bad teachers, on further up for the good ones. Wasn't much of a middle ground.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (ynpvh)

111 NYT: How come people don't trust us? Don't they know that we're receiving our information straight from the most unbiased, highest sources within every government apparatus?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (KbCG3)

112 What were YOU doing in Hooters ???
Posted by: JT

umm...errr
Chicken wings, yeah, that's the ticket

Posted by: Bruce at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (vd8XM)

113 But the NYT is secure from that kind of display of failure. Like the schools, they always insist they're doing a great job.
Posted by: Eeyore at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (7X3UV)

The problem is if they were trying to be honest, they still couldn't figure out the problem. They live in a bubble. An outside force would have to burst that bubble for them to even begin to see the problems.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (EpDzw)

114

We can jab if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause your friends don't jab and if they don't jab
Well, they're no friends of mine

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (63Dwl)

115 51 You'd have to pick out the wings and eat them separately, which seems to make the whole thing pointless.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 27, 2021 10:27 AM (dfRN6)


Not so. The flavor from the wings cooks into the pizza and vice versa.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (sRprf)

116 Please tell me that headline in The Economist is satire.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (cSyAR)

117 "If people just knew how many story pitches from DNC flacks, left-wing NGOs, and Deep State lackeys I turn down EVERYDAY before selecting just one or two to launder as my own research for a story, I think they would really appreciate our journalism."

- NYTimes Staffer

Posted by: Match Checksout at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (dYe5S)

118 Yeah, I have seen it. I suspect my cat would tolerate that, though I won't try it. I could see a cat putting up with being walked on a leash or being masked, but not both in combination. That strikes me as too outlandish.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021


***
I watched a YooToob vid last night about a day in the life of a Siberian cat. Leo, the big brown tabby in the film, is shown walking outdoors, wearing a harness, with his human. I guess you won't know until you try it. Marie was extremely easygoing and not timid, so I figured it might work, and it did. My current two, no way.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (/XOcP)

119 108 Peppermint Patty and Marci have a nice house in the suburbs. Matching Subarus.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (Bmy3R)


And perpetual acne on the chin and mouth. . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (s2VJv)

120 87 Somehow I think I'll survive not being invited to that woman's dinner parties. Just as I'm down with Bette Midler's not having sex with me. It's all good.

Posted by: Eeyore at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (7X3UV)

ONly if you were into beastiality. I myself have no interest in loud-mouthed cows.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (ynpvh)

121 I can't tell anymore where parody ends and genuine stupidity begins.
Posted by: acethepug at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (qPKAe)

This

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (V6f9+)

122 95 Pour mon ami, Ace...

TheMarieOakes; 1h
French President Emmanuel Macron was hit by an egg at a food fair in Lyon, France.

https://twitter.com/TheMarieOakes/status/
1442487980954882051
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (UHVv4)

Waste of an egg. Should have thrown horse manure on that little dictator.

Posted by: IC at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (hV9ir)

123 I always go to the NYT when I want a right-of-center perspective.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (R93wr)

124 Elephant Cat.

Posted by: J Merric at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (VFYBy)

125 Love, love, love pizza. Chef Andrew Gruel rocks.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (NpAcC)

126 Yup. I got it. I will get around to reading in the next couple of days. Gotta finish reading something else first (it's prep for the Saturday thread).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:29 AM (LvTSG)


No worries, no rush, since I have a lot of research to do, as well as set up a new website. I just wanted to make sure everything I sent went out to the Horde.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (2JVJo)

127 Shorter NTY: " It's not you us, it's me you!"
Worst breakup evah!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (bDqIh)

128

Couscous? More like puss puss!

Posted by: Ode to Benny Hill at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (idjdy)

129 The guy who did the NYT study can't even take a picture without looking like a pompous douchnozzle.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (UuD2k)

130 Won't invite me to a dinner party?

Um, how about I just lie?

Posted by: Bruce at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (vd8XM)

131 I call BS on that cat in a mask picture. No cat is tolerant enough to be leashed and masked.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021

Who wants to volunteer to put a mask on a cat.
Go ahead.

I dare you.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (mR6Gs)

132 "I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans."

Whelp, I can think of two contenders for that title: public health officials, and academicians.


Depends on the field. I have great respect for STEM academics and classical scholars who actually teach the classics. The other make-believe fields, not so much.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (ZsR3z)

133 >>Not so. The flavor from the wings cooks into the pizza and vice versa.


That is disgusting.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (rFDqD)

134 Peak stupid:

"Symbolizing the exploding vintage Porsche collector market, a discarded two-ply Bounty paper towel that was once used to collect leaking oil from beneath a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera S in Guards Red sold on Bring a Trailer last night for $65,000 plus site fees."

$65K For a paper towel. Covered in oil.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (BFigT)

135 Shorter NTY: " It's not you us, it's me you!"
Worst breakup evah!
Posted by: Lizzy

Can we still be friends?

Posted by: Bruce at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (vd8XM)

136 The guy who did the NYT study can't even take a picture without looking like a pompous douchnozzle.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 27, 2021 10:35 AM (UuD2k)

They ALL look like that

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (mR6Gs)

137 131 Who wants to volunteer to put a mask on a cat.
Go ahead.

I dare you.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (mR6Gs)

========

Does the cat have to survive the process?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (LvTSG)

138 When it comes to bubble-resident elites, this is perhaps the greatest example. Flash back with me to the Autumn of 2018. CNN's Fareed Zakaria had an Op-Ed in the Washington Post that had the following headline:
I wanted to understand Europe's populism. So I talked to Bono.

And they wonder why no one trusts them and everyone hates them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (Jsjd7)

139 A chef named GRUEL?

Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (s2VJv)


I don't know if you do social media, but the Chef's twitter time line is a hoot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (sRprf)

140 >>I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans.


*ahem*

Posted by: Hollywood Celebrity Activists at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (bDqIh)

141 The left is nuts. Any leftist that believes the NYT is a rightwing rag is beyond nuts.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (cSyAR)

142 No cat is going to tolerate a mask mashing down it's whiskers.

Posted by: irright at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (SchQD)

143 466 See, I was thinking all along the vax was not a "cure" for COVID but a marker for the next bioweapon attack. My only doubt is if those who've been vaxx'd are the targets or now immune to the next man-made virus unleashed on us.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 27, 2021 10:18 AM

If the "unvaccinated" are the targets of the next virus, then the Left would have no problem with anyone on the Right who refuses "vaccination". Since they already want us all dead.

Problem is, the "unvaccinated" and those infected and recovered from SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 have better immunity towards SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and every other virus. It's those who have been "vaccinated" who now have their immune systems weakened by the "vaccine".

Connect the dots...

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (Do5/p)

144 The flavor from the wings cooks into the pizza and vice versa.

just use the "buffalo" sauce for the pizza and you get the flavor (chicken has little flavor of its own).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (KZzsI)

145
... as someone familiar with the project told me, "the crisis of trust in the media."


There is no "crisis of trust in the media". You have proven yourselves to be unreliable and liars time and again. Consequently, I have moved on to other sources and will not come back to you, ever. Enjoy your senescence and death, which you richly deserve.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (pNxlR)

146 I had a Siamese that loved walking outside on a leash. Just a sparkly little collar, no harness.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 27, 2021


***
Siamese have a rep as being smart, and very attached to their humans.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (/XOcP)

147 Why you do Peppermint Patty like that???

Jen Pshaki-sack is just straight up evil.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (BgMrQ)

148 Peanuts trivia - "Peppermint" Patty is one of the few characters in the strip who was given a last name by Charles Schulz. Her name is Patricia Reichhardt (spelling may be off). She joined a very few - Charlie and Sally Brown, Lucy, Linus and Rerun Van Pelt and Violet Gray.

I believe all the characters were given last names in The Peanuts Movie, but that was done either by the scriptwriters or Schulz' estate.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (2JVJo)

149 >>Who wants to volunteer to put a mask on a cat.
Go ahead.

>I dare you.


I will, provided I don't have to eat that disgusting pizza.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (rFDqD)

150 The NYT is no different than the rest of fuckhead leftards. Out of touch with reality, dishonest, with no respect for the intelligence of their target audience. The NYT is a garbage rag fit only to line the bottom of a diarrhic pigeon cage.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (eJn7u)

151 I do not like Wyeth. I do not like his cuffs.

Posted by: The New York Timez, Yo at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (yh3nf)

152 112 What were YOU doing in Hooters ???
Posted by: JT

umm...errr
Chicken wings, yeah, that's the ticket

Posted by: Bruce at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM (vd8XM)

I used to take my wife there for the wings. She liked them.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (ynpvh)

153 the Washington Post that had the following headline:
I wanted to understand Europe's populism. So I talked to Bono.


I first read that as Bozo...I guess that would fit too.

Posted by: Bruce at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (vd8XM)

154 Chicken wing pizza?!?!

Don't cross the streams!
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 27, 2021 10:34 AM


Things that do not belong on pizza:
1. Chicken of any kind
2. Pineapple

Posted by: Chuck C at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (EughT)

155 There is no "crisis of trust in the media". You have proven yourselves to be unreliable and liars time and again

Yeah true. If there was a crisis it would indicate they are actually trustworthy but not trusted. People are giving them closer to exactly the level of trust they deserve.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (KZzsI)

156 Chicken wings on pizza is an abomination.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (ufFY8)

157 I like the mask on the kitty. It occurred to me a while back that the natural result of all the "science" of airborne particles and pathogens is underwear for pets.

So to update my grand predictions:

2% chance the the Chinese Death Cooties/vaccine is about prepping the human race for widespread interaction with space aliens. Could be aliens as beneficent mentors or we may be live stock.

10% chance pet underwear becomes ubiquitous, spawning a multibillion dollar pet fashion industry, where, oddly enough, 90% of the people and pets are gay.

70% chance at least one college will require masks as part of consent for sex, resulting in dozens of rape claims as "partner switch" videos become popular on PronHub.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (u1eUk)

158 130 Won't invite me to a dinner party?

Um, how about I just lie?

Posted by: Bruce at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (vd8XM)


my friend who lives in a Karen-ish neighborhood does that.

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (DJFLF)

159 But where does this indict Biden or the US? We are in all sorts of trouble, mainly due to the FED and Biden's policies, but this essay doesn't close the loop. What's the relationship Fernandez is saying exists?

The fate of large parts of the U.S. economy consequently depends not on regulatory actions in Washington but on bureaucratic decisions in China. The global world that Joe Biden had hoped to inherit is falling apart right under him, like a comedy car shedding its parts as it rattles down the road...At the heart of the Biden collapse is one major factor: Joe had counted on presiding over a world that no longer exists. He is king, but the king of vanishing empire. The situation can no longer be salvaged by tinkering, but only through a radical paradigm shift that the aged occupant of the White House is neither prepared nor able to undertake. Who can deal with the world as it now exists?

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (ZsR3z)

160 Cats often get things stuck on their heads, paper bag, cardboard box, Dixie cups, etc.
What they do is start backing up. Put it in reverse.
It's funny as hell.

Posted by: casual observer 0927 at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (aAP3z)

161 "all the devils are here. Posted by: illiniwek --
I just checked out a book from the library with this title." Posted by: grammie winger

There is one called that about the financial crisis of 2008. That is what I was thinking of when I used the phrase (not the original "Hell's empty, all the devils are here"). In the 2008 crisis, the billionaires got more bailouts ... trillions of QE started being added to the system (going to the richest, underwriting markets).

So I see a parallel with this Plandemic Response crisis ... the trillions in QE are going to the richest, while small business is punished, all under "Emergency, We must take extreme totalitarian measures now, screw your freedoms".

Posted by: illiniwek at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (Cus5s)

162 Ashley Benson and some dude

Posted by: Lizzy at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (bDqIh)

163 >>I do not like Wyeth.


I am with you.

But that picture this morning looks just like an old Ranch up the road from me. It's kinda spooky.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (rFDqD)

164
The New York Times is winning at journalism. Of all the challenges facing a media company in the digital age, producing great journalism is the hardest...

At the same time, we are falling behind in a second critical area: the art and science of getting our journalism to readers.

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This is exactly ass backwards. News is an abundant resource with low barriers to entry for "mining" it, and aside from the fixed expenses of extracting and delivering it, it's free. Producing journalism is easy. In our Current Year almost anyone can do it.

The hard part is competing in a marketing environment that's *always* been cutthroat, during a disruptive period for all of media, with an audience that increasingly doesn't care for the product in general, and actively despises outfits like the Times.

Marketing is the whole game. The journalists are practically overhead at this point. How hard is it to go down to the local community college and find some insipid, soy-based dweeb to hold a tape recorder and then transliterate the tape into seventh-gradese?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (Hou/x)

165 131 I call BS on that cat in a mask picture. No cat is tolerant enough to be leashed and masked.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021

Who wants to volunteer to put a mask on a cat.
Go ahead.

I dare you.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (mR6Gs)

Tranq gun required.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (ynpvh)

166 And for anyone who thinks I'm making up that thing about talking to Bono to understand populism, I'm not.
https://outline.com/ZchqSH

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (Jsjd7)

167 The real problem for the NYT is that without trust, there can be no con game.

Posted by: t-bird at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (B2mhs)

168 144 The flavor from the wings cooks into the pizza and vice versa.

just use the "buffalo" sauce for the pizza and you get the flavor (chicken has little flavor of its own).
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (KZzsI)

Right. Or debone the chicken if it means that much.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (dfRN6)

169 just use the "buffalo" sauce for the pizza and you get the flavor (chicken has little flavor of its own).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (KZzsI)

So, "tastes like chicken" is meaningless?

Posted by: BignJames at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (AwYPR)

170 I watched What's Up, Doc? on TCM. It's a screwball comedy from 1972. It sucked.

But Barbara Streisand looked fucking hot as hell in that.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (mR6Gs)

171 133 >>Not so. The flavor from the wings cooks into the pizza and vice versa.

That is disgusting.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:36 AM (rFDqD)

Want some pineapple with that?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (ynpvh)

172 From the Twitter response to Jay Rosen from those who think the New York Time is too right-wing, "Hire more WYMYN! Ted Cruz BAD! NRA BAD!"

Firing supporters of the Iraq War might be the right thing to do, but not for the reasons they think.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (2RBkF)

173 At one time, a few decades ago, Hooters had a damn good steak sandwich. I have no experience from this millennia.

Posted by: irright at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (SchQD)

174 The idea that the MSM thinks they have a messaging problem, (as if the general population of rubes just needs to be told more clearly how awesome the MSM journos are), is right out of Thomas Sowell's Conflict of Visions.

Those unconstrained (Sowell's term) individuals always think they are brilliant and the rest of us are just too stoopid or blind to see their brilliance.

It is actually a textbook example of an unconstrained view on a situation.

Sowell is a treasure and I wish many more people read his stuff.

Posted by: squeakywheel at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (NXy9v)

175 Oh dear! said the cat. I do not like this game . . .

Oh dear. What a shame! What a shame! What a shame!

Posted by: The Cat in the Mask at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (Bmy3R)

176 153 the Washington Post that had the following headline:
I wanted to understand Europe's populism. So I talked to Bono.

That reminds me of the PBS NewsHour with Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer:

"And now we attempt to find out what the man on the street thinks about this issue. Joining us is Professor Hiram Q. ThwaddleFig of the Harvard School of Man-on-the-Street-Thinking.."

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (PiwSw)

177 Cats often get things stuck on their heads, paper bag, cardboard box, Dixie cups, etc.
What they do is start backing up. Put it in reverse.
It's funny as hell.
Posted by: casual observer 0927 at September 27, 2021


***
Marie-Antoinette once stuck her muzzle into a nearly-empty yogurt container, ate the yogurt, then couldn't get the container off her face. She didn't panic, just pawed at it and meowed. Miss Linda had to take it off.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (/XOcP)

178 142 No cat is going to tolerate a mask mashing down it's whiskers.

Posted by: irright at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (SchQD)

Could always shave the whiskers...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (ynpvh)

179 Bones are not an acceptable pizza topping.

Posted by: Downcast at September 27, 2021 10:42 AM (7rI1m)

180 Enthusiastically vaxxed people will not tolerate being among the unvaxxed.

Unvaxxed people tolerate vaxxed and unvaxxed alike*.

But guess which group is considered "intolerant" and stubborn?


*Provided they're not being obnoxious Karens, of course.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 27, 2021 10:42 AM (bDqIh)

181 the pic looks like it could be china, so maybe the cat is wearing the mask to hide the fact it's a cat and not end up as a #6 special...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 27, 2021 10:33 AM (8D42x)

I shall avoid references to the Peking Moon.

Posted by: Fox2 at September 27, 2021 10:42 AM (qyH+l)

182 Oooooh! He's a handsome devil.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 27, 2021 10:42 AM (9ZsgB)

183 >>> 20 I don't mind the vaccinated self-segregating - not at all.

I would just like to be there when the next variant hits their self-selected purity ghettos.

To point and laugh
Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:23 AM (DJFLF)

It's because of those UNCLEAN over in Indiana!!!

Posted by: Chicago Purity Ghetto #58562 at September 27, 2021 10:42 AM (ACi07)

184 ... as someone familiar with the project told me, "the crisis of trust in the media."

There is no "crisis of trust in the media". You have proven yourselves to be unreliable and liars time and again. Consequently, I have moved on to other sources and will not come back to you, ever. Enjoy your senescence and death, which you richly deserve.


It's like a con artist bemoaning that the marks are on to his grift, and lack trust in him. Wait, it isn't like that. It's exactly that.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:43 AM (ZsR3z)

185 I like chicken pizza with alfredo sauce and garlic, but I'm a lot more flexible with my definition of pizza than some. Its a delivery platform for toppings, so you can go kinda crazy.

Just don't go California crazy, they get it all wrong with sushi and gardenias sprinkled with ants and crap like that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:43 AM (KZzsI)

186 Cat mask looks photoshopped. Good photoshop though.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 27, 2021 10:43 AM (vuisn)

187 "You think it's easy to just sit on Twitter all day and then crap out a rehash story about whatever is hot, everyday ... well more like 2 to 3 times a week ... but you know what I mean. It's absolutely brutal and really gets in the way of my just sitting on Twitter for leisure."

- NYTimes Lifestyles Reporter

Posted by: Match Checksout at September 27, 2021 10:43 AM (dYe5S)

188 Ex Wife's dog got his head stuck in an empty Dr Pepper2 Pack box.

Much fun was had at his expense that day.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:43 AM (rFDqD)

189 170 I watched What's Up, Doc? on TCM. It's a screwball comedy from 1972. It sucked.

But Barbara Streisand looked fucking hot as hell in that.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:40 AM (mR6Gs)

Well Streisand was pretty insufferable, but it had a few good moments and I always liked the chase scene at the end.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 27, 2021 10:43 AM (dfRN6)

190 170 I watched What's Up, Doc? on TCM. It's a screwball comedy from 1972. It sucked.

But Barbara Streisand looked fucking hot as hell in that.
---------------
God that movie sucked. I can't think of one movie Babs was in that was good.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (HTCOy)

191 No cat is going to tolerate a mask mashing down it's whiskers.

Posted by: irright at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (SchQD)

Could always shave the whiskers...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (ynpvh

Or pluck them.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (mR6Gs)

192 We'll be happy to have Gardenia & Ant Pizza in the camps.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (Bmy3R)

193 Americans only do two types of war well:
a. the nasty, short punitive actions where we fuck people up and leave
b. the crusade, full on total war where all of society moves to crush somebody complete.

Half assed war, imperial war, counter-insurgency...we suck at it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (V6f9+)

194 185 I like chicken pizza with alfredo sauce and garlic, but I'm a lot more flexible with my definition of pizza than some. Its a delivery platform for toppings, so you can go kinda crazy.

Just don't go California crazy, they get it all wrong with sushi and gardenias sprinkled with ants and crap like that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:43 AM (KZzsI)

Thai Chicken pizza was pretty good.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (ynpvh)

195 God that movie sucked. I can't think of one movie Babs was in that was good.
Posted by: Puddin Head

The Dirty Dozen

Posted by: Bruce at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (vd8XM)

196 Chicken wing pizza...sometimes theree are just things in the universe that just do not go together.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (axyOa)

197 After much delay, I'm the happy owner of a 200ml bottle of 1% Ivermectin.

Fucking Post Office was monkey fucking around with the delivery the past few days. I thought they were gonna confiscate it...

You may return to your normal programming!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (BgMrQ)

198 This busty blonde has no trust for any press whore:
https://is.gd/eQfEQ4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (Jsjd7)

199 Well Streisand was pretty insufferable, but it had a few good moments and I always liked the chase scene at the end.

Yeah I wasn't fond of it. Any mistaken identity movie tends to leave me cold and annoyed, because its a concept that works maybe five minutes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (KZzsI)

200 Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (ZsR3z)
============

yeah, I read that, but it is so completely rhetorical I didn't see any economic or geopolitical points made. Sounded like BS to me. But I'm open minded on the subject! I just don't think China is strong enough economically to ride out a crisis. I also think they don't much care, or put a different way, I think Xi would happily destroy his own economy if he thought it would take us down too and ultimately garner more power for the CCP. But, I don't see that happening right now in the markets.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 10:45 AM (szPRO)

201 Please tell me that headline in The Economist is satire.
-------------------
No.

And a second one in another publication:

https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/
1441048699568889857

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 27, 2021 10:45 AM (UHVv4)

202 191 No cat is going to tolerate a mask mashing down it's whiskers.

Posted by: irright at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (SchQD)

Could always shave the whiskers...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (ynpvh

Or pluck them.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (mR6Gs)

Whilest giving it a bath...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:45 AM (ynpvh)

203 I watched What's Up, Doc? on TCM. It's a screwball comedy from 1972. It sucked.

But Barbara Streisand looked fucking hot as hell in that.
---------------
God that movie sucked. I can't think of one movie Babs was in that was good.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (HTCOy)

And Peter Bogdanovich directed it. It should have at least been watchable,

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:45 AM (mR6Gs)

204 University of Minn and Prof Wanberg,
You are an idiot. My Business 101 students figured this shit out the first day of class.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 27, 2021 10:45 AM (axyOa)

205 @160
I once had a mean ass Tom cat. I would take some masking tape, de-sticky it and roll pieces into tubes. Then place a piece on each foot and a stripe down the back. The resulting dance cannot be described but roll on the floor funny. But the result always ended with him pissing on my boots. Not so funny. But fitting revenge, as TCP is horribly stinky.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 27, 2021 10:46 AM (eJn7u)

206 198 This busty blonde has no trust for any press whore:
https://is.gd/eQfEQ4
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (Jsjd7)

Now that's an hourglass worth staring at

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 27, 2021 10:46 AM (V6f9+)

207 155 There is no "crisis of trust in the media". You have proven yourselves to be unreliable and liars time and again

Yeah true. If there was a crisis it would indicate they are actually trustworthy but not trusted. People are giving them closer to exactly the level of trust they deserve.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (KZzsI)

Exactly this. There is a crisis in the media, but it ain't about trust.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 27, 2021 10:46 AM (KbCG3)

208 191 No cat is going to tolerate a mask mashing down it's whiskers.

Posted by: irright at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (SchQD)
Could always shave the whiskers...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (ynpvh

Or pluck them.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (mR6Gs)

Whilest giving it a bath...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:45 AM (ynpvh)
And feeding it vegetables

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:46 AM (mR6Gs)

209 My mom liked The Owl and the Pussycat. Streisand and George Segal I think.

Posted by: steevy at September 27, 2021 10:46 AM (CYnTg)

210 201 Please tell me that headline in The Economist is satire.
-------------------
No.

And a second one in another publication:

https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/
1441048699568889857

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 27, 2021 10:45 AM (UHVv4)

Equal opportunity human sacrifice.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:46 AM (ynpvh)

211 Problem is, the "unvaccinated" and those infected and recovered from SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 have better immunity towards SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and every other virus.

Boyfriend is back to work after recovering from the 'ro.

He will face immense pressure to vaxx, even though he now has antibodies. I never advised him against getting the jab, I figure he's a big boy he can do what he wants.

But I'm now going to print out the Lt. Col affidavit from the art thread and give it to him to read.

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (DJFLF)

212 190 170 I watched What's Up, Doc? on TCM. It's a screwball comedy from 1972. It sucked.

But Barbara Streisand looked fucking hot as hell in that.
---------------
God that movie sucked. I can't think of one movie Babs was in that was good.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (HTCOy)

Now Babs is someone who needs a mask...perhaps a bag! I never saw anything remotely desirable about her. Great voice, and that's about it.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (BgMrQ)

213 I clocked in at 99.7 lbs this morning. The anxiety of not knowing if I'll have a job at Thanksgiving is getting to me. I don't want to eat, and when I do eat, I can't manage much because my stomach is tied in knots.

On the bright side, I can fit into that really slinky black lacy dress my husband likes.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (8548M)

214 The Dems always say it's the messaging too.

What they mean is, we are too stupid to understand their messaging. That's the default opinion of the elites: everyone else is stupid.

Posted by: PJ at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (G1dq6)

215
I wanted to understand Europe's populism. So I talked to Bono.

Thomas Friedman talks to Indian cab drivers to get the straight dope.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (63Dwl)

216 Someone put all three seasons of the Norm show on utube. '99 to the spring of 2001. Kind of a time capsule.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (csEWM)

217 Now Babs is someone who needs a mask...perhaps a bag! I never saw anything remotely desirable about her. Great voice, and that's about it.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (BgMrQ)

Around 1972-74 was her peak hotness.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (mR6Gs)

218 208 191 No cat is going to tolerate a mask mashing down it's whiskers.
Posted by: irright at September 27, 2021 10:37 AM (SchQD)
Could always shave the whiskers...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:41 AM (ynpvh
Or pluck them.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (mR6Gs)
Whilest giving it a bath...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:45 AM (ynpvh)
And feeding it vegetables
Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:46 AM (mR6Gs)
Filled with it's least favorite medicine

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (ynpvh)

219 On the bright side, I can fit into that really slinky black lacy dress my husband likes.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel

Hey, Me too!

...Peter Bootygig...

Posted by: Bruce at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (vd8XM)

220 "Equality Makes Mass Murder OK"

According to communists, yes it does.

Posted by: aelfheld at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (Zy9Yy)

221 Barbara Streisand is one of the most puzzling "movie stars" that has ever lived. Not particularly attractive, a brassy honking voice, pretty good singer but how often are musicals made? Somehow she was the it girl for a while in the 70s and made all these big movies.

How she has any clout or say after being a has been for 40 years baffles me as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (KZzsI)

222 214 The Dems always say it's the messaging too.

What they mean is, we are too stupid to understand their messaging. That's the default opinion of the elites: everyone else is stupid.
Posted by: PJ at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (G1dq6)

That's not just their messaging. Technocrats believe you are too stupid to know how to live your life in ANY way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (csEWM)

223 This busty blonde has no trust for any press whore:
https://is.gd/eQfEQ4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (Jsjd7)

Future back problems.

Posted by: BignJames at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (AwYPR)

224 by all. off to work for me.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (ynpvh)

225 I just don't think China is strong enough economically to ride out a crisis. I also think they don't much care, or put a different way, I think Xi would happily destroy his own economy if he thought it would take us down too and ultimately garner more power for the CCP. But, I don't see that happening right now in the markets.

I get your point, and agree that Xi might well be willing to destroy his economy to take us down too (he'd assume China would rebuild, and we'd have lost our primacy). The net result, though, is that we've then lost control of events. For that matter, all he has to do is unleash another pandemic.

Biden keeps doing really stupid things like taking away our energy independence, and inflating the dollar to near worthlessness. Thus, if things go pear-shaped, we have little in the way of remedies.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (ZsR3z)

226

Who dis'

Phyllis Diller and Soupy Sales!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (K2SnJ)

227 What were YOU doing in Hooters ???
-----------
umm...errr
Chicken wings, yeah, that's the ticket


Many years ago, a coworker told of his parents taking his pre-teen boys out for dinner and taking them to a Hooters. He was like "Dad, what were you thinking? Did you not know what that was? Did you really think it was something to do with owls?"

Posted by: Oddbob at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (nfrXX)

228 220 "Equality Makes Mass Murder OK"

According to communists, yes it does.
Posted by: aelfheld at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (Zy9Yy)

Wreckers, Kulaks, Jews, Enemies of the Revolution. They are all the same.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (csEWM)

229
The Dems always say it's the messaging too.

What they mean is, we are too stupid to understand their messaging. That's the default opinion of the elites: everyone else is stupid.
Posted by: PJ


Whenever a Democrat lost an election Chris Matthews would say "we didn't get our message out"

Wonder what happened to Chris? Haven't heard from him lately.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (63Dwl)

230 Besides, if that cat is leashed, where is its harness? A cat can slip out of a regular collar. And that black line that looks like a leash looks even more like a line drawn on the pic. No, it's a Photoshop job.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 10:31 AM (/XOcP)


100%
1) White balance and saturation on mask doesn't match rest of photo - you can see the gal on right's mask is different.
2) Lead disappears behind cat, is also blacker than anything else in picture, has zero reflective qualities (is it Vantablack?) and then cat has no collar at all.
3) If it were real, the mask would be shredded on sidewalk, and the lead would be wrapped around the hemorrhaging owner and no cat would be in photo.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (wAnMi)

231 What were YOU doing in Hooters ???
Posted by: JT

Before they closed the one in Tacoma had the best grilled ham cheese sammich in the city.
For realsies.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (axyOa)

232 Let me see if I understand this correctly, the folks who employ Nikole Hannah-Jones who lied in her 1619 project to create racial hatred and defended her lying by saying she wanted to start a conversation has a credibility problem?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (d9FiS)

233 Problem is, the "unvaccinated" and those infected and recovered from SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 have better immunity towards SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and every other virus.

And THIS is why they want everyone vaxxed.
It's not fair that they have an enlarged heart and you don't.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:50 AM (mR6Gs)

234 It's amazing. 26 years after WWII...we had the 70s.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 27, 2021 10:50 AM (T4sR0)

235 No cat is going to tolerate a mask mashing down it's whiskers.
Posted by: irright
Could always shave the whiskers...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)
Or pluck them.
Posted by: JoeF.
Whilest giving it a bath...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)
And feeding it vegetables
Posted by: JoeF.
Filled with it's least favorite medicine
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia
As you clip its claws

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:50 AM (KZzsI)

236 On the bright side, I can fit into that really slinky black lacy dress my husband likes.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (8548M)

Pics or it didn't happen (as the kids say).

Posted by: Robert - Tremonti *Marching In Time* Out NOW!!! at September 27, 2021 10:50 AM (Uo8rP)

237 >> I clocked in at 99.7 lbs this morning. The anxiety of not knowing if I'll have a job at Thanksgiving is getting to me. I don't want to eat, and when I do eat, I can't manage much because my stomach is tied in knots.


Yiiikes, Mrs. Peel!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 27, 2021 10:50 AM (bDqIh)

238 regarding the Aztecs and equality: All you need to remember is that is always someone else's heart

Posted by: tmitsss at September 27, 2021 10:50 AM (f/L+y)

239 Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (8548M)


Sorry to hear about your job anxieties, and how it is affecting your eating. Below 100 sounds a little alarming.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 27, 2021 10:50 AM (45fpk)

240 I think Twitter is part of the collapse of media credibility. It gives media nitwits all the space they need to demonstrate their low IQs.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 10:51 AM (cSyAR)

241 This busty blonde has no trust for any press whore:
https://is.gd/eQfEQ4
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (Jsjd7)

Good lord!
If she sneezes she needs two people to help her sit up again.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 27, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)

242 Closing on the lawn and garden center we are buying Wednesday. The seller sent over the final inventory sheets and pricing...

Of course he's trying to fuck us.

I don't think I look stupid, but every indication is that other people see it that way.

Posted by: jwest at September 27, 2021 10:51 AM (/BlEx)

243 >>Barbara Streisand is one of the most puzzling "movie stars" that has ever lived. Not particularly attractive, a brassy honking voice, pretty good singer but how often are musicals made? Somehow she was the it girl for a while in the 70s and made all these big movies.


That Sinus Cavity allowed her to keep something substantial in her mouth without the risk of choking.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:51 AM (rFDqD)

244 The actor who played the Punisher and Shane on The Walking Dead went to Sidwell Friends and the Moscow Arts Theater. I guess I shouldn't be surprised when I find out actors are commies, and I should be resigned to this by now.

Posted by: Downcast at September 27, 2021 10:51 AM (Z6WeG)

245 That Sinus Cavity allowed her to keep something substantial in her mouth without the risk of choking.

But what does that have to do with producers?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:52 AM (KZzsI)

246 I had a cat that would eat the baloney strings out of the trash and puke them back up. Lucky he never got his guts tied in a knot. Dumbass, just because they vaguely tasted of meat without being actually edible.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 27, 2021 10:52 AM (Bmy3R)

247 Bones are not an acceptable pizza topping.
Posted by: Downcast at September 27, 2021 10:42 AM (7rI1m)

***

Don't be ridiculous...

Posted by: Jeffrey Dahmer at September 27, 2021 10:52 AM (flINI)

248 the solution is to tell them how awesome we are.

Wasn't that the same prognosis that explained why the Obama Administration didn't do as well as liked (and led to Donald Trump) ?

Posted by: SMOD at September 27, 2021 10:52 AM (RHGPo)

249 This busty blonde has no trust for any press whore:
https://is.gd/eQfEQ4
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:44 AM (Jsjd7)

Those cut offs certainly are snug.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 10:52 AM (cSyAR)

250 244 The actor who played the Punisher and Shane on The Walking Dead went to Sidwell Friends and the Moscow Arts Theater. I guess I shouldn't be surprised when I find out actors are commies, and I should be resigned to this by now.
Posted by: Downcast at September 27, 2021 10:51 AM (Z6WeG)

=======

The communist ideology helps them believe in things that are impossible.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

251 I'd think lawyers would get at least an honorable mention here...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 27, 2021 10:28 AM


Hey! We resemble that remark.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 27, 2021 10:52 AM (m+jkK)

252 I just don't think China is strong enough economically to ride out a crisis. I also think they don't much care, or put a different way, I think Xi would happily destroy his own economy if he thought it would take us down too and ultimately garner more power for the CCP. But, I don't see that happening right now in the markets.


Furthermore, Xi is building new military assets, including nukes, and expanding his stockpile. Are we? He doesn't develop allies so much as satraps. Do any of our allies think our assurances are worth a damn now? Finally, if Xi goes really nuts and invades Taiwan either directly or by blockade, does anyone think Biden is the guy to make him think twice? If Taiwan does fall, so does the world economy, because there goes the world's top chip manufacturer.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:53 AM (ZsR3z)

253 Good lord!
If she sneezes she needs two people to help her sit up again.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 27, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)

If she sneezes...she'll take out have the block!

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:53 AM (mR6Gs)

254 221 Barbara Streisand is one of the most puzzling "movie stars" that has ever lived. Not particularly attractive, a brassy honking voice, pretty good singer but how often are musicals made? Somehow she was the it girl for a while in the 70s and made all these big movies.

How she has any clout or say after being a has been for 40 years baffles me as well.
-----------------
Her career in films seems to be in tandem to Dustin Hofman. At leaset Dustin made a couple of okay movies.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:53 AM (HTCOy)

255 Dear NYT,

Here's an idea maybe you have not thought of. How about you stop lying to us and just report the news truthfully.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 27, 2021 10:53 AM (xopIz)

256 Someone needs to ask the headline writer for the Economist why he is assuming the gender of the skulls. Were these talking skulls? Did they tell the scientists their gender? how does the writer know they weren't all womyn? Maybe the Aztecs only sacrificed genderqueer dragonkin.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at September 27, 2021 10:53 AM (u1eUk)

257 246 I had a cat that would eat the baloney strings out of the trash and puke them back up. Lucky he never got his guts tied in a knot. Dumbass, just because they vaguely tasted of meat without being actually edible.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 27, 2021 10:52 AM (Bmy3R)

I had a dog that ate the bottom of the curtains. Pooped out purple cloth. No idea why he ate cloth so much.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 27, 2021 10:54 AM (Y5qcH)

258 If all "questionable" votes are removed from the Arizona election count, President Biden still wins.

Posted by: Sid at September 27, 2021 10:54 AM (/fNiL)

259 Joe Biden Cozies Up to Radical Left: 'I Used to Be Called a Moderate'

Joe Biden evolves into a dementia patient.

Posted by: SMOD at September 27, 2021 10:54 AM (RHGPo)

260 Dear NYT,

Here's an idea maybe you have not thought of. How about you stop lying to us and just report the news truthfully.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 27, 2021 10:53 AM (xopIz)
++++
Perhaps once long ago, but even then only maybe. We've been playing this game for a long time - and winning Pulitzers for it. Just ask Duranty.

Posted by: NYT at September 27, 2021 10:54 AM (Jsjd7)

261 255 Dear NYT,

Here's an idea maybe you have not thought of. How about you stop lying to us and just report the news truthfully.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 27, 2021 10:53 AM (xopIz)

To be fair truth is to their core audience as sunlight is to a vampire.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 10:54 AM (cSyAR)

262 Didja see that Tater says he and CNN are the reality based media and decides the solution is to drop the fair and balanced approach?

https://bit.ly/2XWyQST

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 10:54 AM (d9FiS)

263 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:48 AM (KZzsI)

She came on the scene in the 1960s, it was a different time. If you look at her publicity pics from her youth, they found a way to maximize her unusual look rather than try to correct it or cover it up.

They made her look "exotic"

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 10:55 AM (DJFLF)

264 >>If all "questionable" votes are removed from the Arizona election count, President Biden still wins.


Hey, everybody look at this retard!

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:55 AM (rFDqD)

265 Barbara Streisand is one of the most puzzling "movie stars" that has ever lived. Not particularly attractive, a brassy honking voice, pretty good singer but how often are musicals made? Somehow she was the it girl for a while in the 70s and made all these big movies.

This is when she was banging Jon Peters, the hair dresser turned Studio head.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 10:55 AM (mR6Gs)

266 Some commodities asshole from Bloomberg News from Denver [Tripp Baltz!!!] says about this summer's drought affecting harvests, "drought forces West to turn to fossil fuels that helped cause it".

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 27, 2021 10:55 AM (UHVv4)

267 Looks like President Trump is channeling his inner Liberace.

Liberace was a talented man.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 27, 2021 10:55 AM (/1l9x)

268 Didja see that Tater says he and CNN are the reality based media and decides the solution is to drop the fair and balanced approach?

https://bit.ly/2XWyQST
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 10:54 AM (d9FiS)
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Just left off the prefix. It's surreality-based media.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (Jsjd7)

269 I'd think lawyers would get at least an honorable mention here...

Yay! We're honorable and being mentioned for it!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (QU5/8)

270 Her career in films seems to be in tandem to Dustin Hofman. At leaset Dustin made a couple of okay movies.

Yeah the 70s were the era of nebbishy loser dweeb male leads. Richard Benjamin, etc

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (KZzsI)

271 254 I always thought of her as a belter like Ethel Merman, though Merman was the better actress. Streisand was always mugging for the camera, a female Gene Kelly.

Posted by: CN at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (ONvIw)

272 >> Some commodities asshole from Bloomberg News from Denver [Tripp Baltz!!!] says about this summer's drought affecting harvests, "drought forces West to turn to fossil fuels that helped cause it".


But. Suddely. A New Retard emerges...

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (rFDqD)

273 270 Yeah the 70s were the era of nebbishy loser dweeb male leads. Richard Benjamin, etc
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (KZzsI)

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Baby boomers, man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (LvTSG)

274 Dear NYT,

Here's an idea maybe you have not thought of. How about you stop lying to us and just report the news truthfully.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict

They're also going to have to fire, or preferably execute, all their "star" "reporters".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (d9FiS)

275 "Those unconstrained (Sowell's term) individuals always think they are brilliant and the rest of us are just too stoopid or blind to see their brilliance. -- It is actually a textbook example of an unconstrained view on a situation."

this is true, but imo they know they are lying, but they (maybe) believe they are telling "noble lies". We could not understand how bad Trump was (for their socialist Utopian dreams) ...

so we had to be lied to about Trump/Russia for five years. (for our own good, which is to live as serfs under their rule ... owning nothing but happier than ever). They knew they were building a FalseNarrative, as I see it. But maybe they believe the deplorables (and blacks?) would be better off as serfs on their plantations.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 27, 2021 10:57 AM (Cus5s)

276 273 270 Yeah the 70s were the era of nebbishy loser dweeb male leads. Richard Benjamin, etc
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (KZzsI)
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That guy had to be a fag. Nebbish is a very good description of him.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:57 AM (HTCOy)

277 214 The Dems always say it's the messaging too.

What they mean is, we are too stupid to understand their messaging. That's the default opinion of the elites: everyone else is stupid.

Posted by: PJ at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (G1dq6)


Yeah, now they are bitching and whining about Their Lessers failing to understand that the $3.5T wish list bill is Zero Cost! Because it is ALL paid for by taxes on the rich and on corporations that are Not Paying Their Fair Share (TM). Why are some people refusing to take new stuff for nothing, they ask?

New-speak sets yet another deception-and-lie world record.

Posted by: Gref at September 27, 2021 10:58 AM (AMIL/)

278 It seems that everytime the NYT tries to sneak a somewhat fair story in, the reporter gets death threats.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 10:58 AM (cSyAR)

279 I just don't think China is strong enough economically to ride out a crisis. I also think they don't much care, or put a different way, I think Xi would happily destroy his own economy if he thought it would take us down too and ultimately garner more power for the CCP. But, I don't see that happening right now in the markets.


In short, I'd much rather we were driving events, rather than having others to it, while our "leader" watches the world burn, and occasionally throws some gas on the fire.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:58 AM (ZsR3z)

280 It was casting Art Garfunkel in Catch 22 that was over the top. Hell, it pissed off Paul Simon so much he went solo.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 10:59 AM (HTCOy)

281 Biden keeps doing really stupid things like taking away our energy independence, and inflating the dollar to near worthlessness. Thus, if things go pear-shaped, we have little in the way of remedies.
Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 10:49 AM (ZsR3z)
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totally agree with you on this. My problem is when to sell and run. I am torn.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 10:59 AM (szPRO)

282 Didn't the purple-lipped messiah often babble about getting their story out?

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 10:59 AM (cSyAR)

283 Chicken wing pizza is a fail cuz it goes against the basic premise of a pizza and that is-

A slab of delicious bread that you can heap all kinds of sauce and melted cheese and quality meat products and veggies and still keep your hands clean cuz slab of delicious bread.

With the chicken wing monstrosity you've got to take it apart and get all sloppy to eat.

That said I'd eat it but at the same time feel that someone was playing a joke on me.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 27, 2021 10:59 AM (5NkmN)

284 271 254 I always thought of her as a belter like Ethel Merman, though Merman was the better actress. Streisand was always mugging for the camera, a female Gene Kelly.
Posted by: CN at September 27, 2021 10:56 AM (ONvIw)

Ooh, that's very good Streisand = Kelly

***golf clap***

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 27, 2021 10:59 AM (BgMrQ)

285 >> It was casting Art Garfunkel in Catch 22 that was over the top. Hell, it pissed off Paul Simon so much he went solo.


That was actually a really good job of casting.

besides. Who could they have gotten?

Eveyone else was already in that movie.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:59 AM (rFDqD)

286 I don't think that poor cat can breathe... I know the feeling

Posted by: It's me donna at September 27, 2021 11:00 AM (8nD9v)

287 They made her look "exotic"

Early adolescent me thought they succeeded admirably.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 11:00 AM (ZsR3z)

288 J-School is for those people who couldn't handle the intellectual rigors of a Physical Education Degree. Truer now than ever before...

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 27, 2021 11:00 AM (flINI)

289 Didn't the purple-lipped messiah often babble about getting their story out?

It was all those people who were keeping him from being clear

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:00 AM (KZzsI)

290 Liberace sued a magazine for claiming he was gay and won.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 27, 2021 11:00 AM (5HBd1)

291 When you become radically disconnected from objective reality it causes subscription problems.

Posted by: Here's a consultancy tip for free. at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (NJUpw)

292 That was actually a really good job of casting.

besides. Who could they have gotten?

Eveyone else was already in that movie.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 10:59 AM (rFDqD)

Good point...even Martin Sheen.

Posted by: BignJames at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (AwYPR)

293 280. At least Art is a nice guy. Unlike Paul.

Posted by: CN at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (ONvIw)

294 >> Liberace sued a magazine for claiming he was gay and won.


It was a typo. It as supposed to say Jazz Hands.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (rFDqD)

295 "says about this summer's drought affecting harvests, "drought forces West to turn to fossil fuels that helped cause it"

How is drought causing them to use more fossil fuels? (ignoring the global warming nonsense)

Posted by: illiniwek at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (Cus5s)

296 Westworld is still great even with Richard Benjamin

Posted by: steevy at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (CYnTg)

297 Didn't the purple-lipped messiah often babble about getting their story out?

Yes... Story.. as in fairy tale..

Posted by: It's me donna at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (8nD9v)

298 The media admits their whipping the Haitians story may have been a tad, you know, phony.

https://bit.ly/3obcuYk

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (d9FiS)

299 Liberace sued a magazine for claiming he was gay and won.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 27, 2021 11:00 AM (5HBd1)

That was when Liberace was channeling his inner President Trump.

Liberace was a talented man.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (/1l9x)

300 Who dis girl pic #1. Are those sweat stains?

Posted by: abbynormal at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (Xpj5t)

301 298 The media admits their whipping the Haitians story may have been a tad, you know, phony.

https://bit.ly/3obcuYk
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (d9FiS)

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Fake but accurate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (LvTSG)

302 My problem is when to sell and run. I am torn.

I almost did during the plunge last week. The Dow is scrabbling to recover now, and might do it, but what I see is a very nervous market, with everyone's finger hovering over the "sell" button. That's why I'm still considering selling at least some.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (ZsR3z)

303 >>At least Art is a nice guy. Unlike Paul.


I have met them both. Tiny humans.

Paul was super nice. And he wasn't naked. So. I have to go with Paul as my favorite.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (rFDqD)

304 The media admits their whipping the Haitians story may have been a tad, you know, phony.

https://bit.ly/3obcuYk
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 11:01 AM (d9FiS)

It worked, didn't it?

Posted by: Harry Reid at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (mR6Gs)

305 And California continues demonstrating how its the most satanic state in the nation

https://tinyurl.com/23assp37

Gavin Newsom just signed a law that will allow children to get sex changes and abortions on their parents' health insurance without their parents knowing

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (KZzsI)

306 The New York Times is winning at journalism

Isn't that kind of like winning an explosive diarrhea contest?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (TKmok)

307 162 Ashley Benson and some dude

Posted by: Lizzy at September 27, 2021 10:39 AM (bDqIh)


There you go.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (sRprf)

308 What's wrong with that guy's eyes? Contacts? Dye injections? I find them disturbing.

Posted by: Synova at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (BD/yx)

309 Give a man free stuff and he will not work that day. Teach a man how to get free stuff and he'll never have to work again.

Posted by: The University of Minnesota at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (YIWoS)

310 293 280. At least Art is a nice guy. Unlike Paul.
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Paul is talented. Art had a good voice. There is a difference. Also Art screams nadless folk fuck.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (HTCOy)

311 305 And California continues demonstrating how its the most satanic state in the nation

https://tinyurl.com/23assp37

Gavin Newsom just signed a law that will allow children to get sex changes and abortions on their parents' health insurance without their parents knowing
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (KZzsI)

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That should drive out the last conservative from the state.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (LvTSG)

312 t least Art is a nice guy. Unlike Paul.


I have met them both. Tiny humans.

Paul was super nice. And he wasn't naked. So. I have to go with Paul as my favorite.
Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (rFDqD)

Wait, Art TOWERS over Paul. Is Simon 4" tall?

Posted by: Harry Reid at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (mR6Gs)

313 Liberace sued a magazine for claiming he was gay and won.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


Magazine should have countersued for fraud.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (OCTRt)

314 The NYT's garbage sounds EXACTLY like the Democrats after they lose an election:

"We have to use better messaging!"

Posted by: TANSTAAFL6823 at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (fBtlL)

315 The girl whodis -- Sarah Michelle Gellar?

Posted by: PaddyBeaner at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (nl80Z)

316 Ah the boys and girls at the New York Times proudly say, "We're winning at journalism". But dagnab it, we can't get readers to read this crap.

Brings to mind the old New Yorker? cartoon where an advertising executive explains the failure of a pet food advertising campaign by saying, "The dogs just don't like the dog food!" There's a message there that the publishers and editors might ponder.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (cn6vO)

317 Posted by: abbynormal at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (Xpj5t)

Looks like her underwear is black.

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (DJFLF)

318 >>Wait, Art TOWERS over Paul. Is Simon 4" tall?


Paul Simon would fit in my pocket.

No way he is over 5' 2". In shoes.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (rFDqD)

319 It was casting Art Garfunkel in Catch 22 that was over the top. Hell, it pissed off Paul Simon so much he went solo.

Paul Simon is (was) an amazing song writer but a crappy human being. I once read of him saying that if he had thought Sounds of Silence was going to be as big a hit as it was, he wouldn't have let Art sing it. Of course, it It was Art's voice that made the song. He was always ten times the vocalist that Simon was.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (nfrXX)

320 Westworld is still great even with Richard Benjamin

Yeah he was in a bunch of good stuff, despite his presence. Stephen Railback was another one of those guys who was in great movies that made you tolerate him but would have rathered someone else was in that role.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (KZzsI)

321 wait, maybe it is sweat...the armhole wouldn't be cut so raggedy.

Posted by: kallisto at September 27, 2021 11:05 AM (DJFLF)

322 Nobody likes polls. But this is pretty remarkable, since it has half of voters "strongly disapproving" of Sundown Joey and the Junta.

Expect gaslighting to go well past eleventy.

https://tinyurl.com/wdkf2j4b

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 11:05 AM (szPRO)

323
I had a dog that ate the bottom of the curtains. Pooped out purple cloth. No idea why he ate cloth so much.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


He needed more fiber in his diet?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 27, 2021 11:05 AM (pNxlR)

324 >>I had a dog that ate the bottom of the curtains. Pooped out purple cloth. No idea why he ate cloth so much.


Masturbatin' Pete wasn't over that week, was he?

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:06 AM (rFDqD)

325 Paul is talented. Art had a good voice. There is a difference. Also Art screams nadless folk fuck.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (HTCOy)

And Art would admit he was an "accidental success", while Paul thinks he's underrated.

Posted by: CN at September 27, 2021 11:06 AM (ONvIw)

326 Westworld is still great even with Richard Benjamin
Posted by: steevy

Reminds me - Paula Prentiss

A large order of hubbas please.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 27, 2021 11:06 AM (mD/uy)

327 The New York Times is winning at journalism

Its brilliant, intelligent, quality writing like that which exemplifies why people have so little respect for the organization as a news source.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:06 AM (KZzsI)

328 318 >>Wait, Art TOWERS over Paul. Is Simon 4" tall?


Paul Simon would fit in my pocket.

No way he is over 5' 2". In shoes.
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So another Deniro?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:06 AM (HTCOy)

329

"Let's not talk about numbers and dollars. Let's talk about values," said Pelosi, when pressed about a proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (63Dwl)

330 290 Liberace sued a magazine for claiming he was gay and won.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 27, 2021 11:00 AM (5HBd1)

I mean, women LOVED him.

Posted by: Austin Powers at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (csEWM)

331 #117, that's good.

And tragically accurate, probably.

But it's pretty close to the situation with, say, many federal bureaucracies and something like squashing an unclean political element (Tea Party, Trump, etc). No need for that much "leadership" from the top, there's a nearly instant and natural reaction to violate laws and norms to attack the infection.

Outsiders don't need to, say, lobby the NYT or any other "journalism" outfit to slander American military actions, or foreign policy, or bemoan the plight of this month's designated victim group, on and on. They share the same mindset, so it's perfectly natural for them to spew the crap they do.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (OTzUX)

332 You know..parents just get in the way.

Cut out the middle guy. Or class if you will.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (T4sR0)

333 wow, Joe has lost 5 points in 2 days

down to 40 %

Posted by: REDACTED at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (us2H3)

334 320 Westworld is still great even with Richard Benjamin

Yeah he was in a bunch of good stuff, despite his presence. Stephen Railback was another one of those guys who was in great movies that made you tolerate him but would have rathered someone else was in that role.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (KZzsI)


He was crazy enough to be good in his role in a very weird movie, "The Stunt Man." IMHO

PS: Railsback, with an 's'.

Posted by: Gref at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (AMIL/)

335
Paul Simon would fit in my pocket.

No way he is over 5' 2". In shoes.
Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (rFDqD)

Hey, is that Paul Simon in your pocket, or are you just happy....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (mR6Gs)

336 I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans.

Yoo-hoo!
*waves*

Posted by: Congresscum at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (DTX3h)

337 >>Paul thinks he's underrated.


He wrote some absolutely amazing shit. Lyrically and Melodically. Can't not be impressed by his songwriting skillz.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (rFDqD)

338 And Art would admit he was an "accidental success", while Paul thinks he's underrated.
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Not a yuge fan of Paul but I recognize his Graceland album to be great. Still enjoy it to this day. Can't say the same for Scarborough Fair.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (HTCOy)

339 Liberace was a talented man.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy
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Is this the second time you've said this in two days?
Not that anybody would be noting such things.

Posted by: From that time at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (4780s)

340 333 wow, Joe has lost 5 points in 2 days

down to 40 %
Posted by: REDACTED at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (us2H3)

I saw that on Rasmussen this AM.. I don't think Trump ever got that low on Ras

Posted by: It's me donna at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (8nD9v)

341 To be fair to Liberace, at the time most celebrity men were dressing and acting so femmy all the time it was not easy to tell.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (KZzsI)

342 The New York Times is winning at journalism.


The Times bought the Boston Globe for 1.1 billion in 1993 and sold it for 70 million 20 years later.


Must've listened to Krugman.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (YIWoS)

343 187 "You think it's easy to just sit on Twitter all day and then crap out a rehash story about whatever is hot, everyday ... well more like 2 to 3 times a week ... but you know what I mean. It's absolutely brutal and really gets in the way of my just sitting on Twitter for leisure."

- NYTimes Lifestyles Reporter
Posted by: Match Checksout at September 27, 2021 10:43 AM (dYe5S)


Hey! That's *my* business model!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (sRprf)

344 One of the difficulties with the flight surgeon LTC's sworn affidavit is the challenge of identifying and quantifying myocarditis (which can occur with either the disease or with the vaccination). I have not seen anything approaching a comprehensive assessment of incidence or rates of involvement and whether one or the other has higher risks.

Myocarditis can occur after virtually any viral infection, traditionally more prevalent with enteroviruses or specifically coxsackie virus. It can occur in differing degrees of severity, that can be categorized as:

1. Symptomatic- usually obvious abnormalities on office-based tests (ECG or echocardiogram

2. Asymptomatic detectable with ECG and/or echo, but you need a reason to do the test.

3. Subclinical - detectable by MRI

Most mild cases of myocarditis will resolve without longterm sequelae.

In order to determine relative risk of myocarditis with the vaccine versus COVID infection, it requires a rigorously applied case definition, a consistent methodology of choosing who gets tested (symptoms or not?, screen randomly selected population?) and "blinding" of the individuals interpreting the tests.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (Xwt96)

345 That's why I'm still considering selling at least some.
Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 11:02 AM (ZsR3z)
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that's probably right. Sell some and watch carefully. I should probably do that too.

Very tough to fight the fucking Fed, so the market might still bounce back, but - one of these days - it won't. Be good to be in cash at that point.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (szPRO)

346 Sadly I think there is a crisis of way too many people still having way too much faith in the FNM. e.g. Petitio? and Laundrie. Even people on the HQ who know that the FNM calls Jan 6 protestors insurrectionists, are parroting the FNM narratives about the case instead of waiting to see if any real facts come out. I know its human nature to gossip and jump to conclusions; but I can't help wishing people would at least pause and ask "is the FNM feeding me a tale? What is their probable motive for pushing this particular narrative?" Especially with BS like covid that they are using to impose so much governmental interference in people's lives.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (pxVvf)

347 >>So another Deniro?


Smaller still. Waifish copared to Deniro. Who is also a humunculoid.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (rFDqD)

348 wow, Joe has lost 5 points in 2 days

down to 40 %
Posted by: REDACTED at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (us2H3

Guaranteed they never let it go below 40.

If he hits 39%, it panic button time

Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (mR6Gs)

349 In the burning times its gonna be skwerl pizza.

Posted by: Cicero, Kaboom! Kid at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (n/szn)

350 Hey! That's *my* business model!

And you doubtless lose less money than the NYT.

Posted by: pep at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (ZsR3z)

351 He was crazy enough to be good in his role in a very weird movie, "The Stunt Man."

That is one of my favorite movies from the time, it just constantly messes with your head (even if it makes no sense, like the beach slaughter scene). But I don't like Barbara Hershey much and I don't care for Railsback, so it was a tough sell.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (KZzsI)

352 He wrote some absolutely amazing shit. Lyrically and Melodically. Can't not be impressed by his songwriting skillz.
Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (rFDqD)

For his time, he was great, but he was not the only one. I am not saying he isn't talented, but he's always had a Napoleon complex, going back to Junior High

Posted by: CN at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (ONvIw)

353 322 Nobody likes polls. But this is pretty remarkable, since it has half of voters "strongly disapproving" of Sundown Joey and the Junta.

Expect gaslighting to go well past eleventy.

https://tinyurl.com/wdkf2j4b
Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 11:05 AM (szPRO)

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I'm looking forward to the media deciding that Biden is a disaster and outright calling for his resignation, only for Biden to stick around because he's fucking president of the United States, dammit. No one tells him to resign.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (LvTSG)

354 To be fair to Liberace, at the time most celebrity men were dressing and acting so femmy all the time it was not easy to tell.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:08 AM (KZzsI)

***

Next you'll tell me that Paul Lynde was ghey... Come on man...

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 27, 2021 11:10 AM (flINI)

355 , I think Xi would happily destroy his own economy if he thought it would take us down too and ultimately garner more power for the CCP.
==
He is riding a tiger. He can't get off. If he loses power his is dead and his family will never bee seen again. So in the end, he will do whatever he has to do to maintain his grip.

Posted by: I'm no Henry Kissenger, but I know a desperate man one i see one at September 27, 2021 11:10 AM (4uGts)

356 If he hits 39%, it panic button time
Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (mR6Gs)

Silly billies

Posted by: Dominion for the win and more fake polls at September 27, 2021 11:10 AM (ONvIw)

357 335 . . . Hey, is that Paul Simon in your pocket, or are you just happy....
Posted by: JoeF.
___________

No, it's not Paul Simon. I'm in my time machine looking at 22 year old Edie Brickell.

Posted by: Furious George at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (9vQJW)

358 wow, Joe has lost 5 points in 2 days

down to 40 %
Posted by: REDACTED

My first reaction was he lost IQ points. Which is probably true, too. If he has that much left to lose.

Posted by: abbynormal at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (Xpj5t)

359 If he hits 39%, it panic button time
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I think we've been there for some time.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (HTCOy)

360 >>For his time, he was great, but he was not the only one.


Personally, I think he was better than either McCartney or Lennon (when they were working alone).

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (rFDqD)

361 Climate change is sure convenient. Causes anything that is happening. Too wet, too dry, too cold, too hot it does it all!

Posted by: steevy at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (CYnTg)

362 And the Uneducated Economist said, in today's video, that now is the time to buy lumber. They are starting to sign the contracts for next year and this is likely as low as it will get. He is starting to see some small increases already. He works in retail lumber and tracks that market.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (5HBd1)

363 Why would you do that to Peppermint Patty?

Posted by: Stevie D at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (U2yZh)

364 Biden to receive booster shot today

Here's hoping

Posted by: SMOD at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (RHGPo)

365 Expect gaslighting to go well past eleventy.
==
This is the end game. they don't care about polls anymore. See for example Australia. Why? Maybe the timeline is a lot shorter than we think.

Posted by: I'm no Henry Kissenger, but I know a desperate man one i see one at September 27, 2021 11:12 AM (gfpvL)

366 wow, Joe has lost 5 points in 2 days

down to 40 %
Posted by: REDACTED at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (us2H3

Guaranteed they never let it go below 40.

If he hits 39%, it panic button time
Posted by: JoeF. at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM (mR6Gs)
***********
How is Kamala even 6 points ahead? They should both be at 25%.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 27, 2021 11:12 AM (NpAcC)

367 Yeah he was in a bunch of good stuff, despite his presence. Stephen Railback was another one of those guys who was in great movies that made you tolerate him but would have rathered someone else was in that role.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:04 AM (KZzsI)
He was crazy enough to be good in his role in a very weird movie, "The Stunt Man." IMHO
PS: Railsback, with an 's'.
Posted by: Gref at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (AMIL/)


Steve Railsback was also good in "Lifeforce" and the Aussie movie "Turkey Shoot"

His main talent was a weird intensity that just seemed to pop out in scenes at unexpected times.

Like a coke addict, just 3 seconds away form needing a snort and knowing he had nuthin'.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 27, 2021 11:12 AM (5NkmN)

368 365 Expect gaslighting to go well past eleventy.
==
This is the end game. they don't care about polls anymore. See for example Australia. Why? Maybe the timeline is a lot shorter than we think.
Posted by: I'm no Henry Kissenger, but I know a desperate man one i see one at September 27, 2021 11:12 AM (gfpvL)

========

I really don't think Australia is going the way the elite wants it to go.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 11:12 AM (LvTSG)

369 364 Biden to receive booster shot today

Here's hoping
Posted by: SMOD at September 27, 2021 11:11 AM (RHGPo)

Is he really ? I'd bet because of his history of aneurisms it's not the covid shot

Posted by: It's me donna at September 27, 2021 11:12 AM (8nD9v)

370 Personally, I think he was better than either McCartney or Lennon (when they were working alone).

So was Ray Davies and a bunch of other songwriters at the time. But they weren't as pretty and didn't get the publicity machine working for them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:12 AM (KZzsI)

371
I'm looking forward to the media deciding that Biden is a disaster and outright calling for his resignation, only for Biden to stick around because he's fucking president of the United States, dammit. No one tells him to resign.
---------------
The killer move would be Biden firing his Obama staff and doing things Jill wants done. Like hooker stockings for American girls and boys and shit.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:12 AM (HTCOy)

372 I wonder what Biden's real rating is? I don't believe the polls.
I wouldn't be surprised if Jen Rubin is the only person who actually likes him.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (cSyAR)

373 He was crazy enough to be good in his role in a very weird movie, "The Stunt Man." IMHO

PS: Railsback, with an 's'.
Posted by: Gref at September 27, 2021 11:07 AM (AMIL/)


Pairing him opposite Peter O'Toole was good casting.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (sRprf)

374 On the bright side, I can fit into that really slinky black lacy dress my husband likes.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (8548M)

No pics?

Posted by: free tibet at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (9DetG)

375 Many years ago, a coworker told of his parents taking his pre-teen boys out for dinner and taking them to a Hooters. He was like "Dad, what were you thinking? Did you not know what that was? Did you really think it was something to do with owls?"
Posted by: Oddbob at September 27, 2021


***
What's the problem? The girls aren't topless, and the boys could see people on the street wearing the same kind of T-shirts and shorts.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (/XOcP)

376 #295 How is drought causing them to use more fossil fuels? (ignoring the global warming nonsense)
-----------------------------
I didn't listen to the interview but I assume it's corn, soy bean etc. commodities' buyers having to return to oil etc. to make up for their drought-caused losses.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (UHVv4)

377 The NYT crapola is precisely the same as the rest of the proggie retard mentality. "If you disagree with us, you are a knuckle dragging, cousin-humping, idiot. You simply do not see our brilliance for what it is, and there is no teaching you because you're simply too stupid to learn."

No different. After all, if you don't hold my opinions, you are just not redeemable.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (SDdx5)

378 Aargh. Misremembered the story. It was Bridge Over Troubled Waters, no Sounds of Silence. Sorry.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (nfrXX)

379 >>So was Ray Davies and a bunch of other songwriters at the time


No argument from me.

The Stones and The Beatles can't compete with The Kinks.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (rFDqD)

380 Biden to receive booster shot today

Here's hoping

==
his head swells to enormous size, he starts raging and then bites the head of Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: I'm no Robt Rodriguez, but if I get to hope, I'm going Planet Terror at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (/qU/r)

381 Wait, Art TOWERS over Paul. Is Simon 4" tall?
Posted by: Harry Reid at September 27, 2021 11:03 AM (mR6Gs)



The IMDB says Garfunkel's 5'9" and Simon's 5'2".

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (ZSK0i)

382 A female soldier at Ft. Bliss raped by 3 Afghans that we paid to fly into the country. Yeah, we lost the war, no doubt about it.

Posted by: Ana Navarro at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (r5BVk)

383 >>How is drought causing them to use more fossil fuels? (ignoring the global warming nonsense)


Pumping Water?

Importing Feed?

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (rFDqD)

384 Liberace > Simon & Garfunkel

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (/1l9x)

385 Every movie Peter O'Toole was in he looked like an expert slumming with middle schoolers, tolerant and wise and outshining everyone.

The girls aren't topless, and the boys could see people on the street wearing the same kind of T-shirts and shorts.

Yeah but those prices

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (KZzsI)

386 ==
his head swells to enormous size, he starts raging and then bites the head of Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: I'm no Robt Rodriguez, but if I get to hope, I'm going Planet Terror at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (/qU/r)

Dr Jekyll and Mr Biden.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 11:15 AM (cSyAR)

387 314 The NYT's garbage sounds EXACTLY like the Democrats after they lose an election:

"We have to use better messaging!"
------

They don't sound like that anymore, because they said "Fuck it, just steal the election". Lots easier than admitting they suck.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 27, 2021 11:15 AM (UXHfL)

388 377 The NYT crapola is precisely the same as the rest of the proggie retard mentality. "If you disagree with us, you are a knuckle dragging, cousin-humping, idiot. You simply do not see our brilliance for what it is, and there is no teaching you because you're simply too stupid to learn."

No different. After all, if you don't hold my opinions, you are just not redeemable.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (SDdx5)

At least see if the cousin is hot before passing judgement.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 27, 2021 11:15 AM (Y5qcH)

389 >>The IMDB says Garfunkel's 5'9" and Simon's 5'2".


Standing next to them, you would know that those numbers are padded. Though, Art might be all of 5' 7"...I doubt Paul is 5'2" even with lifts in his shoes.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:16 AM (rFDqD)

390 Damn. Off fatso sock from last week.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 27, 2021 11:16 AM (r5BVk)

391 I wouldn't be surprised if Jen Rubin is the only person who actually likes him.
==
Well, her interior metal architecture looks like a Salvador Dali painting, there's an affinity.

Posted by: melting, melting at September 27, 2021 11:16 AM (zi3XI)

392 385 Every movie Peter O'Toole was in he looked like an expert slumming with middle schoolers, tolerant and wise and outshining everyone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (KZzsI)

Don't forget 'three sheets to the wind'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 27, 2021 11:16 AM (csEWM)

393 375 . . .
What's the problem? The girls aren't topless . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
___________

I think that's the problem.

Posted by: Furious George at September 27, 2021 11:16 AM (9vQJW)

394 Muldoon, that's suspiciously literate and logical kinds of talk when it comes to this C19 stuff. Kind of discordant around here, not very dramatic, and no evil unseen forces involved.

Plus, it didn't rhyme.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 27, 2021 11:16 AM (OTzUX)

395 Greetings:

Connie, Connie, beau bonnie,
Banana fana feau fonnie,
Fee, fie feau fonnie,
Connie.

But, if the first two letters are ever the same,
Just drop them both and say the name.

Posted by: 11B40 at September 27, 2021 11:16 AM (uuklp)

396 Just drop them both and say the name.

Posted by: 11B40 at September 27, 2021 11:16 AM (uuklp)

Do Chuck next!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 27, 2021 11:17 AM (Y5qcH)

397 After his booster shot Biden will be found prowling the streets of DC disheveled and naked.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 27, 2021 11:17 AM (cSyAR)

398 382 A female soldier at Ft. Bliss raped by 3 Afghans that we paid to fly into the country. Yeah, we lost the war, no doubt about it.
Posted by: Ana Navarro at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (r5BVk

It will be called "cultural" or "mental illness : PTSD"

Posted by: Dominion for the win and more fake polls at September 27, 2021 11:17 AM (ONvIw)

399 Liberace sued a magazine for claiming he was gay and won.
Posted by: Notsothoreau



That's pretty pathetic. Even Bugs Bunny knew Liberace was gay.

"I wish my brother George were here"

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 27, 2021 11:17 AM (ZSK0i)

400 When I was a little wee boy I still remember my mother ironing and listening to the soaps on the radio. Later in life while I was home sick I tried to watch a soap for a week, hell, that didn't last long. Are soaps still on TV today?

Posted by: Colin at September 27, 2021 11:17 AM (ez4Ug)

401 female soldier at Ft. Bliss raped by 3 Afghans
=======
WTAF?

Posted by: at this point, I'm starting to reject "reality" at September 27, 2021 11:18 AM (/qU/r)

402 Biden to receive booster shot today

He will also be getting a booster seat for snack and craft time and balloon volleyball after an embarrassing defeat for Biden from Esther Johnson last week in the balloon volleyball finals.

Posted by: Minnfidel at September 27, 2021 11:18 AM (NWbsw)

403 375 Many years ago, a coworker told of his parents taking his pre-teen boys out for dinner and taking them to a Hooters. He was like "Dad, what were you thinking? Did you not know what that was? Did you really think it was something to do with owls?"
Posted by: Oddbob at September 27, 2021

***
What's the problem? The girls aren't topless, and the boys could see people on the street wearing the same kind of T-shirts and shorts.
-----------
Maybe Dad was running a test?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:18 AM (HTCOy)

404 On the bright side, I can fit into that really slinky black lacy dress my husband likes.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 27, 2021 10:47 AM (8548M)

No pics?
Posted by: free tibet at September 27, 2021 11:13 AM (9DetG)
===========
Yes! Pics! I too am willing to like that really slinky black lacy nothing.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 11:18 AM (szPRO)

405 Are soaps still on TV today?
==
shirtless men tongue kissing and bad trannies galore...

Posted by: at this point, I'm starting to reject at September 27, 2021 11:18 AM (4uGts)

406 Sunny Hostin of The View blocked Janice Dean on Twitter-
Janice Dean
@JaniceDean
She didn't like me calling her out on her enjoyment of calling Florida's governor "Deathsantis" while never criticizing New York's governor for putting thousands of seniors in danger and hiding their death toll to sell a 5.1 million dollar book.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (NpAcC)

407 I read a story earlier that says a lot of Democrats are pissed that Joe isn't doing more to negotiate with "moderate" Dems to get them to vote for the $3.5T bill. They do not understand Joe. Joe does not negotiate. Joe bullies and bribes. If those tactics do not immediately produce the response he wants, he simply gets angry and does more bullying. That is all that's in his bag of political tools.

Posted by: Gref at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (AMIL/)

408 Petitio? and Laundrie. Even people on the HQ ... are parroting the FNM narratives about the case instead of waiting to see if any real facts come out.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 27, 2021 11:09 AM


He drove home without her in her car. So, (pick one)
1. He killed her
2. He kicked her out of her car and someone else killed her
3. She said, "take the car, I'm hitchhiking home" and someone else killed her
4. She got out of the car and didn't come back, so he drove home alone and someone else killed her
5. He was in fear of his life from her, so he drove home alone and someone else killed her

Posted by: Chuck C at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (EughT)

409 Next you'll tell me that Paul Lynde was ghey... Come on man...
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 27, 2021
++++++

When Paul was on "Hollywood Squares" he got away with some shit that was unbelievable

Check it out on youtube.

And you could tell that the host had a "ISWYDT" grin
(Sorry, can't remember his name)

Posted by: TANSTAAFL6823 at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (fBtlL)

410 "I don't think there is a profession in America today other than journalism with a greater distance between the exalted opinion its members have of themselves and the utter contempt it is held in by normal Americans."

How could you forget about politicians?

Posted by: hadsil at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (55qP6)

411 But the Aztec were heavily into equity, equal outcomes

Posted by: SMOD at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (RHGPo)

412 401 Don't worry, the FBI is investigating...

Posted by: steevy at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (CYnTg)

413 392 385 Every movie Peter O'Toole was in he looked like an expert slumming with middle schoolers, tolerant and wise and outshining everyone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021 11:14 AM (KZzsI)

Don't forget 'three sheets to the wind'.
------------------
Three sheets, fuck, with O'Toole is was a fucking fleet of ships.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (HTCOy)

414 407 I read a story earlier that says a lot of Democrats are pissed that Joe isn't doing more to negotiate with "moderate" Dems to get them to vote for the $3.5T bill. They do not understand Joe. Joe does not negotiate. Joe bullies and bribes. If those tactics do not immediately produce the response he wants, he simply gets angry and does more bullying. That is all that's in his bag of political tools.
Posted by: Gref at September 27, 2021 11:19 AM (AMIL/)

=======

It's almost like Biden is a stupid incompetent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 27, 2021 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

415 female soldier at Ft. Bliss raped by 3 Afghans
=======
WTAF?
=================
and these were the "nice Afghans" we brought over to the U.S.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 11:20 AM (szPRO)

416 The girls aren't topless, and the boys could see people on the street wearing the same kind of T-shirts and shorts.

Yeah but those prices
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 27, 2021


***
Overpriced, but what isn't?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 11:20 AM (/XOcP)

417 It would be helpful if the locals on base put a bounty on the heads of those Afghani rapists and then lynched the motherfuckers

Just to hear all those fags at the puzzle palace lamenting "that's not who we are" and the rest of it.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 27, 2021 11:20 AM (UXHfL)

418 Those guys with the MEGA dresses looks like a Photoshop of the "can you guess who the Feds are in this picture"

Posted by: Colin at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (ez4Ug)

419 When Paul was on "Hollywood Squares" he got away with some shit that was unbelievable

Check it out on youtube.

And you could tell that the host had a "ISWYDT" grin
(Sorry, can't remember his name)
Posted by: TANSTAAFL6823 at September 27, 2021


***
Gene Rayburn? I know he did Match Game.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (/XOcP)

420 wow, Joe has lost 5 points in 2 days

down to 40 %
Posted by: REDACTED

The problem is not his policies. He just needs to sharpen his messaging.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (d9FiS)

421 Ashley Benson looks like Olsen Twins 2.0

Posted by: 370H55V at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (WusEB)

422 Longer and more profitable unemployment benefits directly affects the the workforce.

It took university studies to figure this out.

Well at least finally proved that it was possible to fall of the turnip truck while simultaneously being born yesterday.

Posted by: dananjcon at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (u6xw0)

423 NOOD

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (QU5/8)

424 It would be helpful if the locals on base put a bounty on the heads of those Afghani rapists and then lynched the motherfuckers

Just to hear all those fags at the puzzle palace lamenting "that's not who we are" and the rest of it.
Posted by: Common Tater at September 27, 2021 11:20 AM


Now I'm not recommending that they do, but if they did I would understand.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (m+jkK)

425 Gene Rayburn? I know he did Match Game.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (/XOcP)
++++
He was also on the hybrid show (Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour), but the Squares host was some dude who's name I can never remember.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (Jsjd7)

426 female soldier at Ft. Bliss raped by 3 Afghans
=======
WTAF?
=================
and these were the "nice Afghans" we brought over to the U.S.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 27, 2021 11:20 AM (szPRO)

Caveman gonna caveman, you can't treat them like civilized people.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 27, 2021 11:21 AM (V6f9+)

427 Paul Lynde was fucking hilarious.

Posted by: Minnfidel at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (NWbsw)

428 Is the dude David Caruso?

Posted by: 370H55V at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (WusEB)

429 Aztec were just pissed that they had chocolate but didn't have sugar or milk.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (Y5qcH)

430 His approval index is at a -29

don't think have ever seen it that bad with anyone

Posted by: REDACTED at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (us2H3)

431 But the Aztec were heavily into equity, equal outcomes
Posted by: SMOD at September 27, 2021


***
Yes; everyone they ruled either died, became a slave, or paid tribute. No exceptions.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (/XOcP)

432 What is the movie where O'toole plays a serial killer German officer during WW2?

Posted by: steevy at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (CYnTg)

433 "We" did no such thing. If you hadn't noticed.

The Swiss have the best model. Immigrants are voted on.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (UXHfL)

434 Lava takes a church steeple.

https://bit.ly/3APbVXD

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (d9FiS)

435 Maybe Dad was running a test?
==
Heh. I had a friend years ago who was upset his 15 yo son had some pictures of topless women hidden in his room. Understanding his concern, particularly if his wife happened across them, I said, look at the glass half full - at least you know he's normal.

Posted by: it can always be worse at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (6QB8R)

436 "Biden to receive booster shot today"

IF they know there are issues with the vaccine(s), they will give Biden saline ... unless they don't care about old Joe ... yeah, there is a lack of trust in anything from DC or MFM.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (Cus5s)

437 When Paul was on "Hollywood Squares" he got away with some shit that was unbelievable

Check it out on youtube.

And you could tell that the host had a "ISWYDT" grin
(Sorry, can't remember his name)
Posted by: TANSTAAFL6823 at September 27, 2021

------- .
Peter Marshall IIRC.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 27, 2021 11:23 AM (slZUE)

438 Paul Lynde was fucking hilarious.
Posted by: Minnfidel at September 27, 2021


***
His Uncle Arthur on Bewitched, to his sister Endora:

"Endora, when I think of you as a blood relative . . . I long for a transfusion."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 27, 2021 11:23 AM (/XOcP)

439 429 Aztec were just pissed that they had chocolate but didn't have sugar or milk.
-----------------
They did have tobacco enemas.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:23 AM (HTCOy)

440 >> Petitio? and Laundrie. Even people on the HQ ... are parroting the FNM narratives about the case instead of waiting to see if any real facts come out.


Dude killed her.

No question. No doubt.

Took all of 3 seconds to determine on the Day the story broke.

Posted by: garrett at September 27, 2021 11:23 AM (rFDqD)

441 His approval index is at a -29

don't think have ever seen it that bad with anyone
====
buckle up

Posted by: it can always be worse at September 27, 2021 11:23 AM (p87AG)

442 What is the movie where O'toole plays a serial killer German officer during WW2?
Posted by: steevy

The Night of the Generals. I loved it as a kid.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 11:23 AM (d9FiS)

443 We've always known that leftists are idiots, the NY Times story simply tells us how idiotic they are.

The Times has been a group of useful idiots for at least 90 years, look up Walter Duranty.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 27, 2021 11:24 AM (ZWPjp)

444 No cat is going to tolerate a mask mashing down it's whiskers...
Could always shave the whiskers...
Or pluck them..
Whilest giving it a bath...
And feeding it vegetables...
Filled with it's least favorite medicine...
As you clip its claws...


***

All child's play compared to trying to give a cat a tonic!

Posted by: Muldoon at September 27, 2021 11:24 AM (Xwt96)

445 Greetings:

Some of you commenters are not keeping up with the linguistic needs of our military establishment, if that's the word.

It has progressively progressed from "soldiers and sailors", through the more recent "men and women" to the now reinforced preference "service members" with an extra emphasis on the last when female or near female or pretend female service members reach casualty status.

Posted by: 11B40 at September 27, 2021 11:24 AM (uuklp)

446 432 What is the movie where O'toole plays a serial killer German officer during WW2?
---------------
Night of the Generals.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 27, 2021 11:25 AM (HTCOy)

447 Dude killed her.

No question. No doubt.

-
48 Hours did an hour on it. Evidence?! THEY DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' EVIDENCE!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 27, 2021 11:25 AM (d9FiS)

448 IMDB says that Danny Trejo (AKA Machete) is 5' 5.75" (1.67 m)

I was sure he was 6' 4"

Posted by: SMOD at September 27, 2021 11:26 AM (RHGPo)

449 Who dis is from Pretty little Liars..a show my tween daughter watched in the day

Posted by: Mudd at September 27, 2021 11:27 AM (HPDwl)

450 Barbra Streisand was a great singer.

Actress? Meh.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 27, 2021 11:27 AM (xopIz)

451 My fav Burt L movie is "The Train"

fucking love that movie

Posted by: REDACTED at September 27, 2021 11:27 AM (us2H3)

452 Ok had to look it up.

Peter Marshall was the host of Hollywood Squares for 15 years.

His was the s**t eatin' grin.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL6823 at September 27, 2021 11:27 AM (fBtlL)

453 Nah Trejo looks small. Right, Night of the Generals. The investigating office is Omar Sharif I think

Posted by: steevy at September 27, 2021 11:27 AM (CYnTg)

454 Emerson: What does an Army cop do mostly?

Jack Reacher: What you do, with one minor difference: every suspect was a trained killer.

Posted by: SMOD at September 27, 2021 11:28 AM (RHGPo)

455 The Train is very good. Paul Schofield is quite evil in that.

Posted by: steevy at September 27, 2021 11:28 AM (CYnTg)

456 Marketing is the whole game. The journalists are practically overhead at this point.
=====

YD -- you are correct.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 27, 2021 11:29 AM (MIKMs)

457 455 The Train is very good. Paul Schofield is quite evil in that.
Posted by: steevy at September 27, 2021 11:28 AM (CYnTg)

pure Nazi to the very end

Posted by: REDACTED at September 27, 2021 11:29 AM (us2H3)

458 What were YOU doing in Hooters ???
Posted by: JT

umm...errr
Chicken wings, yeah, that's the ticket
Posted by: Bruce

Bruce with the save.....

Posted by: JT at September 27, 2021 11:30 AM (arJlL)

459 Speaking of trains, serial killers etc.


Switchback.

Posted by: its a pretty good movie I thought at September 27, 2021 11:32 AM (zi3XI)

460
Things that do not belong on pizza:
1. Chicken of any kind
2. Pineapple
Posted by: Chuck C at September 27, 2021 10:38 AM (EughT)

Maple syrup goes well with many pizza toppings I hear.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 27, 2021 11:33 AM (xxG/v)

461 Is that a photo of Pinch Shitberger? Looks just as much of a lying and conniving piece of shit that belongs at the wrong end of a rope.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at September 27, 2021 11:34 AM (y7DUB)

462 But the result always ended with him pissing on my boots. Not so funny. But fitting revenge, as TCP is horribly stinky.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 27, 2021 10:46 AM (eJn7u)

Actually, that's the funniest part for me.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at September 27, 2021 11:34 AM (ruYJi)

463 Was What's Up Doc ? the one with the mad chase scene at the end and all the people involved were in the courtroom talking loud and the judge came out and said to the bailiff " Look at them, they make me sick ! I'd like to send them to an island wrapped in heavy chains. " And the bailiff said "You Honor, those are the witnesses ! They're innocent !"

And the judge sneered "NOBODY'S innocent !"

Posted by: JT at September 27, 2021 11:35 AM (arJlL)

464 Greetings:

"Mad, Mad, Mad, World" ???

Under the Big W ???

Posted by: 11B40 at September 27, 2021 11:37 AM (uuklp)

465 428 Is the dude David Caruso?

Posted by: 370H55V at September 27, 2021 11:22 AM (WusEB)


No, but I should use Caruso as a 'who dis' just to mess with ace.

I know ace is a big fan of Caruso.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 11:38 AM (sRprf)

466 And the judge sneered "NOBODY'S innocent !"

Posted by: JT at September 27, 2021 11:35 AM (arJlL)


I actually think What's Up Doc was a good screwball comedy. And the chase scene was great.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 27, 2021 11:40 AM (sRprf)

467 You can't just take some shit, slap it on a flat piece of dough and call it a pizza!
As well take random chapters from the first twenty books you see at the public library, shuffle them together, bind them and call it "THE HOLY BIBLE".
It doesn't work that way. A thing is what it is, and it isn't anything else.

Posted by: jbspry at September 27, 2021 12:56 PM (ATe9j)

468 The New York Slimes and all the Sludge that,s fit to print

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at September 27, 2021 05:28 PM (wGqjj)

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