Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (11/30/21)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"Congresswoman Ilhan Omar should apologize for marrying her brother, committing large-scale immigration and election fraud, wishing death to Israel, and for essentially abandoning her former country, which doesn’t even have a government—Exactly what she’d like to see for the United States!” President Donald Trump


Quote II


“COVID has shown us that our system is broken. We lost too many lives, too many jobs, and too many opportunities because Washington got it wrong. They took away our freedom without making us safer, and tried to kill our spirit and our dignity.” Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and the long-time host of The Dr. Oz Show


Quote III

"We do not have a representative on the Natural Resource Committee, because Liz Cheney chose to go on the Armed Services Committee. And while that may benefit Virginia, it doesn't do a doggone thing for the state of Wyoming." Wyoming candidate Lawyer Harriet Hageman


Quote IV

‘We do not tolerate aggressive behavior of any kind, and this passenger is no longer welcome on any of our flights,’ Nicole Aguiar, Spirit Airlines


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Hack Journalist CNN suspends "Fredo" Cuomo indefinitely. LOLGF

CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo Indefinitely After Latest Revelations Of His Role In Brother’s Response To Scandal

CNN has suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely following the release of new information that shed new light on his involvement in his brother Andrew Cuomo’s response to sexual harassment claims.


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There is no doubt that this ruling will be appealed. But it is nice to see a victory for the "Little Guy" for a change.

Federal Court Rules Takings Clause May Require Compensation when Police Destroy an Innocent Person's Home in Process of Pursuing a Suspect
The decision is at odds with rulings by some other federal courts, and could end up setting an important precedent.


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Did he have the power to thwart the 2020 presidential election? Or was he correct and doing his job? Yours truly doesn't know or at this point care. That being said, there is no way I will vote for Mike Pence for President.

Pence 2024?
If Donald Trump officially enters the next presidential race, that doesn’t mean his former vice president will stay out of the contest.

with Trump by refusing to overturn the 2020 election results. And now, Pence is eyeing a presidential run of his own, even though his old boss hasn’t ruled out a 2024 campaign. Pence wouldn’t necessarily stay out of the race even if Trump jumps in.

“If you know the Pences, you know they’ll always try to discern where they’re being called to serve,” Marc Short, Pence’s former chief of staff, told me. “And I don’t think that is dependent on who else is in or not in the race.”


If President Trump doesn't run in 2024. Here's my choice.

Teeth Are Gnashed After Ron DeSantis Goes There on the Waukesha Massacre

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to lead while other Republicans cower in the corner. With the rise of the so-called “Omicron” variant of COVID (they skipped the Xi variant for obvious reasons), the Florida governor has chosen to double down on policies that actually make sense.

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Because we care.

The Australian Signals Directorate, Canberra’s equivalent of Britain’s GCHQ or the US National Security Agency, will be granted sweeping new powers to spy on Australians for the first time since its November 1947 founding.
The move allows the agency to collect signals intelligence on individuals within the country without a warrant, although allegedly only in situations where there is an “imminent risk to life.” Domestic terror suspects are cited as a key target in the Directorate’s crosshairs, and it will also collect intelligence in conjunction with the Australian Defence Force for military operations, with ministerial authorization.

Rules governing the reform and protecting citizens’ privacy will be published on the agency’s website, and subject to review and scrutiny by the Australian parliament’s security and intelligence committee. While framed as sincerely concerned with keeping Australians safe, experts have expressed grave reservations about the development. Among them is John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies at the Australian National University, himself a military intelligence veteran, who warned the powers were ripe for abuse.

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Dining out is a learning experience. I guess so after 8,000 meals.

Many people in America love Chinese food, but David R Chan is perhaps in a league of his own.

Mr Chan, a 72-year-old former tax lawyer based in Los Angeles, claims to have dined at nearly 8,000 Chinese restaurants across the US and counting. Each is archived in a spreadsheet that he has maintained for four decades, along with thousands of restaurant business cards and menus.

If you visit one Chinese restaurant per day, it would take more than 20 years to reach his current count - 7,812 restaurants.

From pineapple buns and pork belly to chicken feet and tea-smoked duck, the Chinese restaurant "collector" documents his food conquests almost daily on his social media accounts.


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Fighting child abuse, one book at a time.

In the past decade or so, child abuse has become quite fashionable. Nowadays, it is seen as virtuous to allow your children to undergo irreversible hormone therapy, merely because they momentarily identify as the opposite sex.

Of course, kids often play pretend and let their imaginations run wild. Some kids pretend they are dinosaurs, others superheroes. If left alone, most of these fantasies will fade away, including the desire to become the opposite sex. According to the World Professional Association for Transgender Help, roughly 94 percent of children with gender dysphoria will revert to identifying as their biological sex.

And yet, many parents, doctors and LGBT activists believe these children should be given the choice to permanently alter their bodies through hormone therapy. Of course, children do not have the ability to consent to this any more than they can consent to having sex. They cannot possibly comprehend the long-term, life-altering implications of such a decision.


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A voice of reason in an insane state.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva notified the LA County Board of Supervisors that he will not work with genetics firm Fulgent to conduct mandatory testing and registration of COVID-19 in first responders after a recent briefing from the FBI where he was warned of the firm’s links to China.

In a letter addressed to the supervisors, Sheriff Villanueva stated he was contacted by the FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator regarding the significant risks posed by Fulgent Genetics Corporation. The FBI contacted Villanueva with the express purpose of meeting with other leaders within LA County to share information on the ties between Fulgent and China.

Fulgent has “strong ties with BGI, WuXi, and Huawei, all of which are linked to the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) State Council, and are under the control of the PRC.”


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The following made me smirk, hopefully it will for you as well..... NSFW-Language


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I guess oversight and proper guidance for the incompetent FBI and proper border control and immigration is too much for the US Senate. They claim they are the brightest individuals with their Ivy League educations.

Just what we need now, Lawmakers take aim at 'Grinches' using bots to target consumers during holidays

A group of congressional Democrats rolled out legislation Monday to stop "Grinches" from stealing Christmas by using bots to corner the market on popular toys and other products during the holiday season.

The Stopping Grinch Bots Act would take steps to stop the use of bot technology to buy up major shares of popular toys, which groups or individuals using the bots then resell to consumers for higher prices. Further, the bots are able to get around security measures to buy toys from online markets, making it even harder for parents and children to access these products.

I'm so glad they are concerned about children at Christmas time. Never mind the unbelievable debt you are placing on their shoulders.


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Kung Flu Stuff


The narratives are failing. Or are they?

Inevitably, it will be here. The question is will we be prepared for it?”
— Dr. Fauci on Omicron

Does it finally look like Dr. Anthony Fauci is trying to carry out an assisted suicide of the United States? On the Sunday Morning TV chat circuit, the White House Covid-19 czar (a.k.a. The Science) declared that the new Omicron variant is “a clarion call” to get people vaccinated. Is that so, Dr. Fauci? Considering how well your “vaccines” work? And how many people have been maimed and killed by their side-effects? (More than all other vaccines combined over the past thirty years.) And how you knavishly outlawed effective and cheap early treatment protocols that would have put Covid-19 down by June of 2020 (and saved half-a-million lives). The Science also called on Sunday for the general re-masking of the public and averred to the possibility of more lockdowns ahead. And just at Christmas-time, you understand. What a nose this rascal has for politics!


Dr. Full of Shit is a serial liar.

An award-winning scientist has responded to statements made by Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday by repeatedly calling the top Biden administration health official a “serial liar.”

Prof. Richard H. Ebright, a Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, responded to each of the following comments made on social media by stating, “Serial liars–like Fauci–will be serial liars.”


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North America has been fighting the "War on Drugs" for as long as I remember. Toronto opts out for deterrence to small amounts of any and all varieties of drugs. Will it work? My guess, no.

Toronto plans to decriminalize drugs for personal use and here's how this will work

Toronto is on the way to making a landmark decision to decriminalize all street drugs in quantities small enough to be considered for personal use, and has issued a new framework detailing what it will focus on when it eventually issues its formal appeal to Health Canada to make it happen.

As part of a new public health approach to addiction rather than one that relies on policing, the city has proposed three main goals:

Increasing funding of health and social supports to impacted individuals;
Helping to establish some sort of national framework to decriminalize possession for personal use;
Working towards decriminalization within city limits specifically.
Drug production and sale will still be prohibited and punishable by law.

You can increase spending on rehab all you want. The sky is the limit. But, if the user does not want to sober up. All of the rehab in the world won't work. Without stigma attached to using and without deterrence I just don't see this working.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: 30 Nov 2000
Scott Smith bassist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy died age 45. He was sailing his boat with two friends off the coast of San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge, when a large wave swept him overboard. Loverboy were best known for their hit singles ‘Working for the Weekend’ and ‘Turn Me Loose’, although their US Top Ten hits were ‘Lovin' Every Minute of It’ in 1985 and ‘This Could Be the Night’. Loverboy sold over 23 million records and in 1986 the band won six Juno Awards in 1982. He also later worked as a late-night radio DJ at CFOX. via thisdayinmusic.com


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On this day: 30 Nov 2012
Glen Campbell played the very last live performance of his lifetime when he appeared at Uptown Theatre in Napa, California. Campbell revealed his Alzheimer's diagnosis to the public in 2011, and had set out on his Goodbye Tour as a way to say farewell to his fans. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Proud to be an American unlike the Chinese Whores of the NBA. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Enes Kanter said he was “proud” to announce he was officially an American after and taking the oath of citizenship to be an American.


The Boston Celtics center posted a two-minute plus video on Twitter Monday which showed him proudly raising his right hand and taking the oath. Kanter is from Turkey. (RELATED: NBA Player Enes Kanter Says He’s Becoming A Citizen Of ‘The Greatest Country In The World’

“I am proud to be an American,” Kanter tweeted to his hundreds of thousands of followers from the account for Enes Kanter Freedom. “Greatest nation in the world.”


Multiple Genius Award Winners.

Eight people have been arrested in connection with a violent brawl at a cemetery in Co Galway in September.

The seven men and one woman were detained on suspicion of violent disorder during the fight which broke out following a funeral in Tuam cemetery on September 22nd.

It is understood the violence stemmed from an ongoing dispute between two families in the area. Members of both families had been attending separate funerals in the cemetery before the violence.

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1 Howdy!

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:00 PM (mZUr4)

2 Frist!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:00 PM (hOUT3)

3 Hi

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2021 10:00 PM (qpolg)

4

№ 1

Posted by: Zettai at November 30, 2021 10:00 PM (lrmsj)

5 Pretty!

Posted by: lin-duh at November 30, 2021 10:00 PM (UUBmN)

6 COVID Cases In South Africal's Omicron Epicenter Decline As Hysteria Rattles Global Markets_ZH

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:00 PM (iam1O)

7 First?

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2021 10:01 PM (55Qr6)

8 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 30, 2021 10:01 PM (SchxB)

9 Good evening everyone!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2021 10:01 PM (mD/uy)

10 good evening

Posted by: wing at November 30, 2021 10:01 PM (PlW9M)

11 Damn, not even Top 10. The Horde is quick. 60 min men in 60 sec. LOL

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (+ldAm)

12 No formatting errors, whew

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (aA3+G)

13 Frist!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:00 PM (hOUT3)

[ ] True
[x] False

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (mZUr4)

14 I'm in.

Posted by: Half Dozen at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (0GS7/)

15 What's this? Another ONT?

The world yet has hope!

Posted by: mindful webworker - until the tech thread, anyway at November 30, 2021 10:03 PM (nWPLh)

16 Pardon me, do you have any Ricola?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 30, 2021 10:04 PM (7bRMQ)

17 "Takings Clause May Require Compensation when Police Destroy an Innocent Person's Home in Process of Pursuing a Suspect"

It's nice to see that the government, at least on a local level, should be responsible for making right what they made wrong.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:05 PM (ynpvh)

18 ¡Curse you Doof!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:05 PM (hOUT3)

19 Thanks for the ONT.

Now I want egg foo yung. An omelet with brown gravy. Mmmmm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (kBuGL)

20 Slow

Posted by: mot at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (FmeBQ)

21 Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (mZUr4)

No need to rub it in.......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

22 Wonder if Dr. Oz called up the Donald before announcing?

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (iam1O)

23 No formatting errors, whew
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (aA3+G)


Do it tomorrow night too then you can have 2 days off

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (mZUr4)

24 18 ¡Curse you Doof!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:05 PM (hOUT3)

You forgot to *shakes fist*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (kBuGL)

25 Panopticon, Australia. Where's Mad Max when you need him?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:07 PM (ynpvh)

26 COVID has shown us that our system is broken. We lost too many lives, too many jobs, and too many opportunities because Washington got it wrong. They took away our freedom without making us safer, and tried to kill our spirit and our dignity.

We lost so much dignity that we don't even have a language, just a stupid accent.

Posted by: Madame DeFarge at November 30, 2021 10:07 PM (7bRMQ)

27 13 Frist!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:00 PM (hOUT3)

[ ] True
[x] False
Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (mZUr4)

*blows whistle*

Inappropriate celebration! Loss of first! Repeat first down!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:07 PM (kBuGL)

28 Lovely ONT all around MisHum!

Except for that Doof fellow,

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:07 PM (hOUT3)

29 Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (mZUr4)

No need to rub it in.......
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

Only doing so because Hrothgar made a fuss a few nights ago about "doing something about that Doof guy". He has yet to do so!!

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (mZUr4)

30 hola chamucos y chamucas

Posted by: 5280 at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (oSX/P)

31 We lost so much dignity that we don't even have a language, just a stupid accent.
Posted by: Madame DeFarge at November 30, 2021 10:07 PM (7bRMQ)

We all sound like Maurice Chevalier! Ah huh huh! *shakes fist*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (kBuGL)

32 Interesting pic up top.

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (0hbQ6)

33 Amanda Henry punched a flight attendant and pulled another one's hair during a Saturday evening flight

And no video.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (iam1O)

34 You forgot to *shakes fist*
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (kBuGL)/i]

I'll work on that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (hOUT3)

35 *blows whistle*

Inappropriate celebration! Loss of first! Repeat first down!
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:07 PM (kBuGL)


See me at 29. Hrothgar started it!!

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (mZUr4)

36 Well, time to make the coffee and hit the hay.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2021 10:09 PM (qpolg)

37 Fussin' and Feudin'. We are like an old Mountain Dew ad.

What was the hillbilly comic in the paper?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:09 PM (kBuGL)

38 Night Infidel.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:10 PM (kBuGL)

39 Did he have the power to thwart the 2020 presidential election?

Wouldn't vote for him as dog catcher.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:10 PM (iam1O)

40 On the Fauci thread this afternoon...
• Ace: Fauci isn't even a scientist.
• 64 Well, if he's science, what am I ? Fu*^ing poser.
Posted by: Bill Nye
• 78 It's pretty racist of Fauci to usurp the title of Science from Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Posted by: Stu Podaso

By the strangest of coinkydinks, I had just finished a meme-ish webwork,
Stooge Scientists
Ready to tell you how to live your life!
featuring those three "scientists."

Linked in nic.

Posted by: mindful webworker - scary, woe, and squirrely at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (nWPLh)

41 Just what we need now, Lawmakers take aim at 'Grinches' using bots to target consumers during holidays

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My guess is that some pol's grandkids are pissed because they can't get an XBox Series X for under a grand, so it's time for the wheels of government to turn.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (lNHqD)

42 31 We lost so much dignity that we don't even have a language, just a stupid accent.
Posted by: Madame DeFarge at November 30, 2021 10:07 PM (7bRMQ)

We all sound like Maurice Chevalier! Ah huh huh! *shakes fist*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (kBuGL)

It always seems pervy how he sang that song in Gigi...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (ynpvh)

43 28 Lovely ONT all around MisHum!

Except for that Doof fellow,
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:07 PM (hOUT3)

29 Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (mZUr4)

Only doing so because Hrothgar made a fuss a few nights ago about "doing something about that Doof guy". He has yet to do so!!
Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:08 PM (mZUr4)

Both of you are the reason I drink, excessively.
Do I need to stop this blog?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (aA3+G)

44 35

I must say this Aetius451AD fellow seems to be a gentleman and a scholar!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

45 39 Did he have the power to thwart the 2020 presidential election?

Wouldn't vote for him as dog catcher.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:10 PM (iam1O)

Presidential ass-wiper?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:12 PM (ynpvh)

46 Thanks for another great ONT, Mis Hum!

That alpine photo up top is simply sublime.

The Irish set a pretty high bar on genius award events (*snicker*), and I say that as a proud descendant of that particular tribe.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 30, 2021 10:12 PM (rwusL)

47 It always seems pervy how he sang that song in Gigi...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (ynpvh)

Yes. Yes it was.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:12 PM (kBuGL)

48 I must say this Aetius451AD fellow seems to be a gentleman and a scholar!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

*hides busty redhead links*

Why thank you, good sir.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:12 PM (kBuGL)

49 Always late, but always present....
Hi all!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (16EvI)

50 [iPardon me, do you have any Ricola? Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 30, 2021 10:04 PM (7bRMQ)


No, but Joe Biden likely has some Grey Poop On. Some on his trousers, his chair, his outstretched hand that he's wanting to shake with yours..

At this point, he's more eColi than man.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (QzJWU)

51 loverboy? no comment.

Posted by: 5280 at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (oSX/P)

52 40 OBy the strangest of coinkydinks, I had just finished a meme-ish webwork, Stooge Scientists
Ready to tell you how to live your life!
featuring those three "scientists."

Linked in nic.
Posted by: mindful webworker - scary, woe, and squirrely at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (nWPLh)

Hmm. My anti-malware says your site is unsafe!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (ynpvh)

53 Now I want egg foo yung. An omelet with brown gravy. Mmmmm.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:06 PM (kBuGL)


I prefer it with chicken gravy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

54 I estimate I've eaten over 1500 meals at various Chinese restaurants.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (7YukL)

55 *hides busty redhead links*

I thought he was complimenting you because of those links.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (SchxB)

56 Nowadays, it is seen as virtuous to allow your children to undergo irreversible hormone therapy, merely because they momentarily identify as the opposite sex.

Give that kid a swat for misbehaving and you go to jail.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (iam1O)

57 "Federal Court Rules Takings Clause May Require Compensation when Police Destroy an Innocent Person's Home in Process of Pursuing a Suspect
The decision is at odds with rulings by some other federal courts, and could end up setting an important precedent."
There should be far greater consequences to the roid-rage jackwagons who pull this shit than increased cost to the taxpayers.

"The Australian Signals Directorate, Canberra's equivalent of Britain's GCHQ or the US National Security Agency, will be granted sweeping new powers to spy on Australians for the first time since its November 1947 founding."
As if they haven't been doing this already. I think many of these supposedly new laws are merely documenting such activity.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:14 PM (llON8)

58 46 Thanks for another great ONT, Mis Hum!

That alpine photo up top is simply sublime.

The Irish set a pretty high bar on genius award events (*snicker*), and I say that as a proud descendant of that particular tribe.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 30, 2021 10:12 PM (rwusL)

Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:14 PM (aA3+G)

59 Both of you are the reason I drink, excessively.
Do I need to stop this blog?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:11 PM (aA3+G)

You can't STOP the blog.... You CAN'T stop the blog...

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:14 PM (mZUr4)

60 I prefer it with chicken gravy.
Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

I bet it would be good with any type of gravy, sausage too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:14 PM (kBuGL)

61 I remember once in a foreign language class being told that no one would ever mistake Maurice Chevalier for an Iowa corn farmer, but he manages to communicate in a foreign language, and you should too.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 30, 2021 10:14 PM (BMmaB)

62 We lost too many lives, too many jobs, and too many opportunities because Washington got it wrong

Did the government deliver what it claimed to when the corona panic started? No? Have they at any point since then? No? Then why are you trusting the same guys and the same policies to this day?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:15 PM (ESjRY)

63 39 Did he have the power to thwart the 2020 presidential election?

Wouldn't vote for him as dog catcher.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:10 PM (iam1O)

Fear not. Pence will never run for POTUS - he knows he's toast with the base. He's never made a lot of money before as a politician (in light of Pelosi's fortune, that's actually a point in his favor), so he's milking this moment for all it's worth, for the sake of his bank account.

Can you believe Biden's been POOTUS for less than 11 months? Already we've gone through possibilities of who would be the R nominee in 2024, for goodness sakes. It would usually be done at least two years into a term, not less than one.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 30, 2021 10:15 PM (zs5Qa)

64 "Takings Clause May Require Compensation when Police Destroy an Innocent Person's Home in Process of Pursuing a Suspect"

It's nice to see that the government, at least on a local level, should be responsible for making right what they made wrong.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:05 PM (ynpvh)
* * * *
Agreed!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 30, 2021 10:15 PM (rwusL)

65 56 Nowadays, it is seen as virtuous to allow your children to undergo irreversible hormone therapy, merely because they momentarily identify as the opposite sex.

Give that kid a swat for misbehaving and you go to jail.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (iam1O)

Neighbor sees you're a gun owner in Kali, can call the police and have you served with a GVRO (Gun Violence Restraining Order) by saying you dangerous. Penalty for purjury on this? Basically nada...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:15 PM (ynpvh)

66 Nowadays, it is seen as virtuous to allow your children to undergo irreversible hormone therapy, merely because they momentarily identify as the opposite sex. ----

Latest commercial for the show I Am Jazz shows him admitting he is mentally ill.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 30, 2021 10:15 PM (7YukL)

67 Always late, but always present....
Hi all!
Posted by: COMountainMarie at November 30, 2021 10:13 PM (16EvI)

Howdy COMM!!!

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:15 PM (mZUr4)

68 {{{Infidel}}}

Hope you are feeling better!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 30, 2021 10:16 PM (rwusL)

69 It is so reassuring to see that our representative government has the ability to focus laser-like on the really serious problems of the day, like Shopping Bots, because all the 1A, 2A, government malfeasance, and tyrannical police actions issue have already been solved solely due to Congressional initiatives!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:16 PM (hOUT3)

70 The move allows the agency to collect signals intelligence on individuals within the country without a warrant, although allegedly only in situations where there is an imminent risk to lif

The Aus-Nazis claim that going out in public without a clot shot, a mask, and written approval from a commissar is an imminent threat to life.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:17 PM (ESjRY)

71 I am fully on board with extrajudicial punishment, should it be needed to deter person from molesting children in pursuit of a phoney sex change. Will contribute to bail and/or defence funds as required.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:17 PM (P3gRi)

72 As if they haven't been doing this already. I think many of these supposedly new laws are merely documenting such activity.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Ah, yes, DJT instituted the era of rectification so things may again be properly named.

Essentially, we are going back to the old understanding of glamour and the dispelling of such.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 10:17 PM (9hXN1)

73 70 The move allows the agency to collect signals intelligence on individuals within the country without a warrant, although allegedly only in situations where there is an imminent risk to life

The Aus-Nazis claim that going out in public without a clot shot, a mask, and written approval from a commissar is an imminent threat to life.
Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:17 PM (ESjRY)


Yeah, the bar can be set so low a double-jointed pygmie gymnast can't limbo underneath it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (ynpvh)

74 >>Of course, children do not have the ability to consent to this any more than they can consent to having sex.



Uh, that's the goal. Once you establish kids can pick their gender identity and sexual preference at a young age, then of course they can consent to sex.

[insert Auron McIntyre tweet about how it really is just about them wanting to have sex with kids]

Posted by: Lizzy at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (bDqIh)

75 Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:02 PM (mZUr4)
No need to rub it in.......
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

....an omelet with brown gravy

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (sIxXb)

76 Neighbor sees you're a gun owner in Kali, can call the police and have you served with a GVRO (Gun Violence Restraining Order) by saying you dangerous. Penalty for purjury on this? Basically nada...
Posted by: jim

Wow. I've cleaned a rifle sitting in the driveway before and that is taken as the neighborhood batsignal to 'cmon over and sit a spell.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (mD/uy)

77 39 Did he have the power to thwart the 2020 presidential election?
Wouldn't vote for him as dog catcher.
Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:10 PM (iam1O)


Given his complete lack of personality, I don't think he would get anywhere in a national election anyway. He defines bland.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (+lVUW)

78 thanks autious (sp) I'm tired. Hi legally, a bit. No sleep last night. Heading back soon. thanks for asking.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (qpolg)

79 Did he have the power to thwart the 2020 presidential election?


The GOPe argument is that yes, tecnically he had the power to stop the fraudulent certification, but that would have been mean.

Meanwhile the Dems want summary execution for people that want a say over their own medical decisions.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (ESjRY)

80 I heard that the Irish cemetery brawl actually took place over two counties. It started in County Galway and ended in County Lockup....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 30, 2021 10:19 PM (7bRMQ)

81 Now that Donald Trump quote about Ilhan Omar, as we used to say in college, "That's tits."

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:19 PM (+lVUW)

82 Yeah, the bar can be set so low a double-jointed pygmie gymnast can't limbo underneath it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (ynpvh)


Howdy Jim -- haven't seen you in a while. Hope all is well.

And consider that comment stolen. We'll done!

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:19 PM (mZUr4)

83 Of course, children do not have the ability to consent to this any more than they can consent to having sex.

Working on it.

Posted by: The Democrats at November 30, 2021 10:19 PM (ESjRY)

84 76 Neighbor sees you're a gun owner in Kali, can call the police and have you served with a GVRO (Gun Violence Restraining Order) by saying you dangerous. Penalty for purjury on this? Basically nada...
Posted by: jim

Wow. I've cleaned a rifle sitting in the driveway before and that is taken as the neighborhood batsignal to 'cmon over and sit a spell.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (mD/uy)
-------------

I have a picnic shelter in my yard, and it has become the local gun-cleaning and after-action-report hangout for muzzleloader season. A bunch of flintlock-toting rednecks who smell like egg farts. My kind of people.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at November 30, 2021 10:20 PM (lNHqD)

85 81 Now that Donald Trump quote about Ilhan Omar, as we used to say in college, "That's tits."
Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:19 PM (+lVUW)


***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

86 Hey everybody!

just kidding

Posted by: pqdestelle at November 30, 2021 10:20 PM (oSX/P)

87 The Aus-Nazis claim that going out in public without a clot shot, a mask, and written approval from a commissar is an imminent threat to life.
Posted by: 18-1

Right now, a nationwide manhunt underway for three Aboriginals who escaped the happy fun camp. Treehouse link.

https://tinyurl.com/erxdfrea

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at November 30, 2021 10:20 PM (OssQ4)

88 82 Yeah, the bar can be set so low a double-jointed pygmie gymnast can't limbo underneath it.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (ynpvh)

Howdy Jim -- haven't seen you in a while. Hope all is well.
And consider that comment stolen. We'll done!
Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:19 PM (mZUr4)

Since I have not yet had a change to trademark it, consider it public domain.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (ynpvh)

89 >>> 83 Of course, children do not have the ability to consent to this any more than they can consent to having sex.

Working on it.
Posted by: The Democrats at November 30, 2021 10:19 PM (ESjRY)

Don't you mean "Minor Attracted Persons"?

Perverts.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (llON8)

90 Yeah, the bar can be set so low a double-jointed pygmie gymnast can't limbo underneath it.

As they say, I know a little bit about this topic. And by a little bit I mean I banged the hottest gymnast in my country in every way imaginable.

Well, ok, after watching the Hunter Biden videos, perhaps not every way possible, but certainly every way nature intended.

Posted by: Vlad Putin at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (ESjRY)

91 Given his complete lack of personality, I don't think he would get anywhere in a national election anyway. He defines bland. Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:18 PM (+lVUW)

I think that was the primary selling point for him as VP.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (BMmaB)

92 My neighbors still have a TRUMP-PENCE 2020 signs

BUT there is now a big black line through the PENCE name.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (hOUT3)

93 Don't you mean "Minor Attracted Persons"?

Perverts.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Death.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (mD/uy)

94 86 Hey everybody!

just kidding
Posted by: pqdestelle at November 30, 2021 10:20 PM (oSX/P)


types
deletes

never mind.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:22 PM (aA3+G)

95 Heard on the Radio Snooz this afternoon, that Viking Hat Guy has filed to recsend his Guilty plea, and wants to take the case to trial. New Lawyer, after he fired the one who hastily pled him out.

Bannon Trial might have some surprising side-effects.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2021 10:22 PM (QzJWU)

96 You know, that photo looks like Reichenbach Falls. The sniper is on the opposite side and it's Colonel Moran.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 30, 2021 10:22 PM (7bRMQ)

97 He's probably last on my list to vote for in a primary I don't have a problem with Pence. I don't think he was in any position to stop the electoral certification and he was a staunch defender of Trump all four years.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 30, 2021 10:22 PM (7YukL)

98 When it comes to French accents the best are Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther movies and Monty Python. Chevalier is just soso.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (+lVUW)

99 Oh, I guess they caught the escapees. All of whom tested negative anyway. Seriously, WTF, Australia?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (OssQ4)

100 Press conference on Oxford HS shooting. Gun was a 9 mm Sig purchased four days ago by the boys father . 15 round mags two were found on scene with gun having seven rounds left.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (7h6mc)

101 ke Pence is Jeb Bush without the charisma.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (kTF2Z)

102 87 Right now, a nationwide manhunt underway for three Aboriginals who escaped the happy fun camp. Treehouse link.

https://tinyurl.com/erxdfrea
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at November 30, 2021 10:20 PM (OssQ4)

involutary quantine camp sounds like prison to me.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (ynpvh)

103 93 Don't you mean "Minor Attracted Persons"?

Perverts.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Death.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (mD/uy)


Sea
Millstone
Some Assembly Required!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:24 PM (hOUT3)

104 Not many people left from that early Dead line up. Bob Weir is the only human being to have been at every single Grateful Dead and the succeeding Dead band concerts.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at November 30, 2021 10:24 PM (cupoy)

105 93 Don't you mean "Minor Attracted Persons"?

Perverts.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Death.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (mD/uy)

I hear lead therapy is quite effective at controlling their urges.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:25 PM (ynpvh)

106 Hey everybody!

just kidding
Posted by: pqdestelle at November 30, 2021 10:20 PM (oSX/P)
* * * *
You're such a kidder!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 30, 2021 10:25 PM (rwusL)

107 GOPe will put Pence forward for the money laundering opportunity. The Dems will tout him as The Sane Republican.

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2021 10:25 PM (0hbQ6)

108 I hear lead therapy is quite effective at controlling their urges.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

I hear tell it is the only effective therapy.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2021 10:26 PM (mD/uy)

109 107 GOPe will put Pence forward for the money laundering opportunity. The Dems will tout him as The Sane Republican.

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2021 10:25 PM (0hbQ6)

I never take advise from the institutionally insane.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:26 PM (ynpvh)

110 Right now, a nationwide manhunt underway for three Aboriginals who escaped the happy fun camp. Treehouse link.

I'm old enough to remember (earlier this week) when white people hunting black people was frowned upon.

I guess Australia is just different, culturally

Posted by: Methos at November 30, 2021 10:27 PM (kOpft)

111 107 GOPe will put Pence forward for the money laundering opportunity. The Dems will tout him as The Sane Republican.

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2021 10:25 PM (0hbQ6)

and it worked so well for JEB!

Posted by: redchief at November 30, 2021 10:27 PM (Kab4E)

112 Right now, a nationwide manhunt underway for three Aboriginals who escaped the happy fun camp. Treehouse link.

https://tinyurl.com/erxdfrea

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at November 30, 2021 10:20 PM (OssQ4)

Racism!!! Aboriginals ->Treehouse ->Trees. It's plain as day!!!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 30, 2021 10:27 PM (7bRMQ)

113 110 Right now, a nationwide manhunt underway for three Aboriginals who escaped the happy fun camp. Treehouse link.

I'm old enough to remember (earlier this week) when white people hunting black people was frowned upon.

I guess Australia is just different, culturally

Posted by: Methos at November 30, 2021 10:27 PM (kOpft)

They ran out of Tasmanians.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:27 PM (ynpvh)

114 I'm so old I remember when the left claimed forcing aboriginals into concentration camps was a bad thing.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (ESjRY)

115 100 Press conference on Oxford HS shooting. Gun was a 9 mm Sig purchased four days ago by the boys father . 15 round mags two were found on scene with gun having seven rounds left.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (7h6mc)

No motive?

Posted by: redchief at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (Kab4E)

116 Have a Buddy who has a daughter in Australia. She has three passports, American, English and Australian, and still can't get out of the country.

Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (AmoqO)

117 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

118 involutary quantine camp sounds like prison to me.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (ynpvh)


No, you don't understand, prison is for people that have doe bad things that harm the public, whereas Involuntary Quarantine Camps are instituted solely for the public good!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (hOUT3)

119 Toronto plans to decriminalize drugs for personal use and here's how this will work

Works great in Portland! Nothing does more for the reputation of your downtown than having large numbers of people openly shooting up!

And there is nothing like decriminalizing hard drugs to make your city a Mecca for drug abusers!

If you've ever asked yourself: "I wish my city had more psychotic, violent, thieving methheads!", well, decriminalization is just the ticket!

You have nothing to lose but your car, your catalytic converter, and all your possessions! Being randomly assaulted on the street is just a bonus!

Join us!

Posted by: The Idiot Voters Of Oregon! at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

120 116 Have a Buddy who has a daughter in Australia. She has three passports, American, English and Australian, and still can't get out of the country.

Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (AmoqO)

What if she's an illegal alien?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (ynpvh)

121 ha ha ha...not sure Pence would even beat Liz Cheney in primaries. They would probably both get beat by Jeb! if it was those three. But I suppose if they can convert contributions to private cash like somehow has become legal for pols it may be worth all their time to fight for that 1% of the vote. BTW, when did it become OK for pols to run for president to the point of getting the nomination and still keep their Senate or House seat if they lose? I don't remember that being done til relatively recently...

Posted by: Azjaeger at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (3/XaG)

122 {{{Ladyl}}}
How do you be?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:29 PM (hOUT3)

123 Buying toys and reselling them for higher prices bad. Causing runaway inflation causing price of everything to go up not bad. Hmmmm

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 10:29 PM (r1z5A)

124 >>I hear lead therapy is quite effective at controlling their urges.


Chemical castration -- which, oddly, is the same drug given to the trans kids as "hormone treatment." This is all a sick joke.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 30, 2021 10:29 PM (bDqIh)

125 121 ha ha ha...not sure Pence would even beat Liz Cheney in primaries. They would probably both get beat by Jeb! if it was those three. But I suppose if they can convert contributions to private cash like somehow has become legal for pols it may be worth all their time to fight for that 1% of the vote. BTW, when did it become OK for pols to run for president to the point of getting the nomination and still keep their Senate or House seat if they lose? I don't remember that being done til relatively recently...

Posted by: Azjaeger at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (3/XaG)

Resigning only applies to us, not them.

Posted by: redchief at November 30, 2021 10:29 PM (Kab4E)

126 Evening, Horde...how goes it? I'm currently watching a YouTube video on "Advanced SciFi Civilizations Too Stupid to Exist." In this episode, the narrator discusses the First Order from Star Wars. It's eerie how much it echoes the current Democrat party....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbeyUxNlC7I

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 30, 2021 10:29 PM (K5n5d)

127 What if she's an illegal alien?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)


That gets one a very nice cash bonus.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (r1z5A)

128 GOPe will put Pence forward for the money laundering opportunity. The Dems will tout him as The Sane Republican.

And he'll pick up as many delegates as JEB!.

Posted by: Methos at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (kOpft)

129 Holy shit! The Grateful Dead for a Mystery Click? Mis Hum, you rock!

There is (or was) nothing like a Grateful Dead concert!

Posted by: The Neon Madman at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (KSXRc)

130 She has three passports, American, English and Australian, and still can't get out of the country.

One of the signs of a totalitarian government is that they won't let people leave.

In a sane world the US government would be blockading OZ right now until the ring leaders of the Aussie junta were put on trial

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (ESjRY)

131 I don't remember that being done til relatively recently...
Posted by: Azjaeger at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (3/XaG)


They aren't really rules matey, they be more like very rough guidelines!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (hOUT3)

132 118 involutary quantine camp sounds like prison to me.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (ynpvh)

No, you don't understand, prison is for people that have doe bad things that harm the public, whereas Involuntary Quarantine Camps are instituted solely for the public good!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (hOUT3)

With enough therapy (lobotomies, electo-therapy, thorazine), it vill ve a voluntary vun.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (ynpvh)

133 92 My neighbors still have a TRUMP-PENCE 2020 signs

BUT there is now a big black line through the PENCE name.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:21 PM (hOUT3)

{{{Hrothgar}}}

You are most fortunate in your neighbors.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

134 If you search (I use Brave) for "Centre for National Resilience" you'll find that they're being built all over Australia. You get held there if you came in from overseas, if you're Aboriginal, or if you are discovered to have been anywhere *near* Covid, even if you've tested negative. Probably for other reasons, too. Like speech, for instance. Just a guess on that one.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at November 30, 2021 10:31 PM (OssQ4)

135 124 >>I hear lead therapy is quite effective at controlling their urges.


Chemical castration -- which, oddly, is the same drug given to the trans kids as "hormone treatment." This is all a sick joke.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 30, 2021 10:29 PM (bDqIh)

Talking point: "They're giving these kids the SAME DRUGS given to chemically castrate Pedophiles Kid F*ckers!"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (ynpvh)

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (ynpvh)

137 And he'll pick up as many delegates as JEB!

Jeb! did just great!

Posted by: Zombie John Connally! at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (I2/tG)

138 I saw one of the Aus-Nazis saying that these camps are good because the camp guards, err, the uh, Camp Helper people, are bringing the inmates, err, people being helped against their will, food. You know, like a jailer.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (ESjRY)

139 Chevalier is just soso.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (+lVUW)

Bad Freench acksent fron a Frenshman!

Posted by: Leslie Caron at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (7bRMQ)

140 hah! caught it before the next commentor.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (ynpvh)

141 Chemical castration -- which, oddly, is the same drug given to the trans kids as "hormone treatment." This is all a sick joke.
Posted by: Lizzy at November 30, 2021 10:29 PM (bDqIh)

If they have physically molested a child, chemical castration don't cut it. You know what cuts it? A real sharp blade applied to the nerve leading from the brain to the dick, at a point about 3" south of the skull.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (P3gRi)

142 You are most fortunate in your neighbors.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 10:31 PM (TdMsT)


Truly great people!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (hOUT3)

143 >>> 130 She has three passports, American, English and Australian, and still can't get out of the country.

One of the signs of a totalitarian government is that they won't let people leave.

In a sane world the US government would be blockading OZ right now until the ring leaders of the Aussie junta were put on trial
Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (ESjRY)

In a sane world the United States would be blockading the United States to stop the United States from doing what it's doing to the United States.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:33 PM (llON8)

144 In a sane world the US government would be blockading OZ right now until the ring leaders of the Aussie junta were put on trial
Posted by: 18-1

And China would have been bombed into oblivion for its crimes against humanity.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 10:33 PM (sIxXb)

145 >>> 100 Press conference on Oxford HS shooting. Gun was a 9 mm Sig purchased four days ago by the boys father . 15 round mags two were found on scene with gun having seven rounds left.
Posted by: Jen the original at November 30, 2021 10:23 PM (7h6mc)

Um... didn't the rumors start flying only a few days ago?? That's not creepy at all.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:33 PM (llON8)

146 143 >>> 130 She has three passports, American, English and Australian, and still can't get out of the country.
One of the signs of a totalitarian government is that they won't let people leave.
In a sane world the US government would be blockading OZ right now until the ring leaders of the Aussie junta were put on trial
Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (ESjRY)

In a sane world the United States would be blockading the United States to stop the United States from doing what it's doing to the United States.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:33 PM (llON

The Dems looks to this and go, "ooh! what a GREAT idea!"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:34 PM (ynpvh)

147 ..They ran out of Tasmanians. Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:27 PM (ynpvh)

The Devil you say!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2021 10:34 PM (QzJWU)

148 "We lost too many lives, too many jobs, and too many opportunities because Washington got it wrong. They took away our freedom without making us safer, and tried to kill our spirit and our dignity."

No, "Washington" did not get it wrong, the globalists are at WAR with the good people, and they have been planning all this SHIT in great detail.

And, they do not think they have a Better Plan for humanity, they only have a plan for themselves, RULING over human kind. (at best they tell themselves it will be better for all, but their Prime Objective only prioritizes themselves, not "Humanity").

Posted by: illiniwek at November 30, 2021 10:34 PM (Cus5s)

149 Viking Hat Guy is symbolic to me of there being something deeply fishy about everything. Can't figure it out..but we supposedly have a Deep State Cabal with worldwide reach and nearly unlimited funds..staffed by the top evil minds..and one of their prime propaganda narratives is that this particular guy nearly overthrew the government while unarmed. What, couldn't they talk Weird Al into being the Major Threat to America they desperately needed to convince the public?

Posted by: Azjaeger at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (3/XaG)

150 I saw one of the Aus-Nazis saying that these camps are good because the camp guards, err, the uh, Camp Helper people, are bringing the inmates, err, people being helped against their will, food. You know, like a jailer.
Posted by: 18-1

I'm sure it's being touted a a great jobs program, too. Like our beloved, totally not full of ex-cons TSA.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (OssQ4)

151 If they have physically molested a child, chemical castration don't cut it. You know what cuts it? A real sharp blade applied to the nerve leading from the brain to the dick, at a point about 3" south of the skull.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Released from a substantial height, guided by a track?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (sIxXb)

152 117 Good evening, Horde!
Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (TdMsT)


And to you, {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (Agr8U)

153 >>> >>> 496
.....
And human civilization goes back way farther than we think it does. Not just Gobekli Tepe far, but very much farther than that.
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at November 30, 2021 09:55 PM (lNHqD)

How far? "How many beans in the jar?" No seriously - while I don't think there is anything but trace or circumstantial evidence for this - I also think there *couldn't* be, for many reasons. I'm a bit surprised the idea hasn't popped up more in SF stories.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (llON8)

154 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (P3gRi)/i]

Another depressing aspect of our modern civilization is that the molestation and perversion of children has almost become an accepted norm, not really accepted by the population but still essentially de facto law.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:36 PM (hOUT3)

155 hah! caught it before the next commentor.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (ynpvh)
* * * *
* blows whistle *

*calls for ruling from the Barrel Committee on potential violation*

I'm pulling for ya, buddy!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 30, 2021 10:36 PM (rwusL)

156 In a sane world the United States would be blockading the United States to stop the United States from doing what it's doing to the United States.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:33 PM (llON


Well done HH!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:38 PM (hOUT3)

157 >>If they have physically molested a child, chemical castration don't cut it. You know what cuts it? A real sharp blade applied to the nerve leading from the brain to the dick, at a point about 3" south of the skull.


Agreed.
Just weird how the punishment for perverts is the same "treatment" given off-label for what is essentially preventing them from reaching adolescence due to a damaged gender identity.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 30, 2021 10:38 PM (bDqIh)

158 Released from a substantial height, guided by a track?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings

It's the creative solutions that keep me coming back here.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 10:38 PM (r1z5A)

159 154, well you get the point...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:38 PM (hOUT3)

160 155 hah! caught it before the next commentor.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:32 PM (ynpvh)
* * * *
* blows whistle *

*calls for ruling from the Barrel Committee on potential violation*

I'm pulling for ya, buddy!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 30, 2021 10:36 PM (rwusL)


What are you pulling?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:39 PM (aA3+G)

161 Odd recipe. Essentially make the gravy and then mix it into the omelet instead of pouring it over the omelet. Plus shrimp.

*shakes head*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:39 PM (kBuGL)

162 Released from a substantial height, guided by a track?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (sIxXb)

That'll work. Also, attached to a handle, and swung with great force by a bare-chested athlete wearing black tights and a hood.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:39 PM (P3gRi)

163 What if she's an illegal alien?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:28 PM (ynpvh)


If we could get her to our southern border she could get in.

Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 10:40 PM (AmoqO)

164 What are you pulling?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 10:39 PM (aA3+G)
* * * *
Uh.......skeet? (grins)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 30, 2021 10:40 PM (rwusL)

165 There is (or was) nothing like a Grateful Dead concert!
Posted by: The Neon Madman at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM (KSXRc)


Thank God for that!!

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:41 PM (mZUr4)

166 162 Released from a substantial height, guided by a track?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (sIxXb)
That'll work. Also, attached to a handle, and swung with great force by a bare-chested athlete wearing black tights and a hood.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:39 PM (P3gRi)


You both forgot the public square with unlimited seating aspect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:41 PM (hOUT3)

167 It's no fun
Bein' an illegal alie-uuuun.

Posted by: phil collins at November 30, 2021 10:41 PM (U2p+3)

168 How far? "How many beans in the jar?" No seriously - while I don't think there is anything but trace or circumstantial evidence for this - I also think there *couldn't* be, for many reasons. I'm a bit surprised the idea hasn't popped up more in SF stories.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Try H. Beam Piper and Ben Bova among others.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 10:42 PM (9hXN1)

169 Is everyone experimenting with italics all of a sudden?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:42 PM (kBuGL)

170 I never take advise from the institutionally insane.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:26 PM (ynpvh)


So I take it you don't vote according to whom the actors endorse.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:42 PM (+lVUW)

171 Is everyone experimenting with italics all of a sudden?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:42 PM (kBuGL)

Not me, I like Asians.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 30, 2021 10:43 PM (7bRMQ)

172 147 ..They ran out of Tasmanians. Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:27 PM (ynpvh)

The Devil you say!
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2021 10:34 PM (QzJWU)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_
Tasmanians

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:43 PM (ynpvh)

173 Is everyone experimenting with italics all of a sudden?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:42 PM (kBuGL)


No self respecting Hordeling would do that!

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:43 PM (mZUr4)

174 Is everyone experimenting with italics all of a sudden?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:42 PM (kBuGL)

Not Mary Cloggenstein. She always types in hysterics.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:43 PM (P3gRi)

175 >>> 156 In a sane world the United States would be blockading the United States to stop the United States from doing what it's doing to the United States.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:33 PM (llON

Well done HH!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:38 PM (hOUT3)

I stole it from someone's tweet (whose name I conveniently can't remember, but I could probably dig it up).

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:44 PM (llON8)

176 And the Grateful Dead are awesome in concert.

I think. Or so I was told. As well as I can recollect.
Well, I know I danced a lot. I think.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 10:44 PM (U2p+3)

177 173
Hangs head in shame for 154...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:44 PM (hOUT3)

178 In between reading "Icebreaker" by Victor Suvorov, which posits that Stalin intentionally helped Hitler take power so that Hitler would destroy France and fight Britain to soften up Europe for Stalin's own planned invasion of Europe scheduled for July of 1941, and "Leviathan Falls", the last book of The Expanse series, I am watching "Draug" a creepy as fuck movie in the Beowulf genre that one of the Horde recommended the other night. Skandahoovian with English subtitles, it is so far very interesting and well acted and shot. And, really creepy in a good way. About to meet the monster about halfway in.

Hope y'all are doing well tonight.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 30, 2021 10:45 PM (M8yB3)

179 Just got home from my last show of the year, thank God. Total bust. I'm exhausted.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 30, 2021 10:45 PM (nxdel)

180 166 162 Released from a substantial height, guided by a track?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (sIxXb)
That'll work. Also, attached to a handle, and swung with great force by a bare-chested athlete wearing black tights and a hood.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:39 PM (P3gRi)

You both forgot the public square with unlimited seating aspect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:41 PM (hOUT3)

With betting on the time of impact.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:45 PM (ynpvh)

181 I stole it from someone's tweet (whose name I conveniently can't remember, but I could probably dig it up).
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:44 PM (llON


I prefer to give you the credit!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:45 PM (hOUT3)

182 Good evening, {{{S'Puppy}}}!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

183 >>And the Grateful Dead are awesome in concert.

Were. But don't stop dancing.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 30, 2021 10:46 PM (ZLI7S)

184 Another depressing aspect of our modern civilization is that the molestation and perversion of children has almost become an accepted norm, not really accepted by the population but still essentially de facto law.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

You mean returning to historical norms of abuse of children. Unfortunately, it is the elites that set the norms on society and our elites are regressing to their previously feral and lawless roots. It has not been helped by an influx of global citizen type cosmopolitans that basically are rootless, valueless, and heartless.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 10:46 PM (9hXN1)

185 Ladyl!
Jewells!

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 10:46 PM (U2p+3)

186 170 I never take advise from the institutionally insane.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:26 PM (ynpvh)

So I take it you don't vote according to whom the actors endorse.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2021 10:42 PM (+lVUW)

Well, their just plain f*king crazy. No, I mean those that belong to the institutions of Government.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:46 PM (ynpvh)

187 Used to occasionally encounter vans full of Grateful Dead folks, Deadheads, when I was over the road. They were a lot of fun.

Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 10:47 PM (AmoqO)

188 Hi JackStraw!
How's Elvis? Is he loving his freedom on the beach?

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 10:47 PM (U2p+3)

189 You mean returning to historical norms of abuse of children. Unfortunately, it is the elites that set the norms on society and our elites are regressing to their previously feral and lawless roots. It has not been helped by an influx of global citizen type cosmopolitans that basically are rootless, valueless, and heartless.
Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 10:46 PM (9hXN1)


You forgot "worthless", but I get your point and you are spot on!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:48 PM (hOUT3)

190 178 In between reading "Icebreaker" by Victor Suvorov, which posits that Stalin intentionally helped Hitler take power so that Hitler would destroy France and fight Britain to soften up Europe for Stalin's own planned invasion of Europe scheduled for July of 1941

Posted by Sharkman

A recent post on Unz.com highlighted that book and the academic response to it since Suvorov wrote it. The lengthy review has plenty of cited rabbitholes to pursue both pro and con.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 10:48 PM (9hXN1)

191 >>> 168 How far? "How many beans in the jar?" No seriously - while I don't think there is anything but trace or circumstantial evidence for this - I also think there *couldn't* be, for many reasons. I'm a bit surprised the idea hasn't popped up more in SF stories.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Try H. Beam Piper and Ben Bova among others.
Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 10:42 PM (9hXN1)

Yeah, Piper had a huge Thing for a Martian civilization that failed long before it was reborn here, and he used it in both his Federation and Paratime stories. I haven't read very much of Bova's work. James Hogan did something similar and in fact had a nice epilogue scene in his book where one of the diggers at an excavation site finds a device from the aliens who colonized Earth, but the lead archaeologist thinks it's a modern cheapo watch or something so he gets pissy and tosses it into the river.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:49 PM (llON8)

192 185 Ladyl!
Jewells!
Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 10:46 PM (U2p+3)


{{{Nurse}}}! Didn't want you to feel left out.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at November 30, 2021 10:49 PM (Agr8U)

193 {{{Nurse}}}

{{{Jewells}}}

Miss you both!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

194 Total bust. I'm exhausted.
Posted by: Jewells45

Sorry it didn't go too well. But we're glad your here!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2021 10:49 PM (mD/uy)

195 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal
_Tasmanians
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:43 PM (ynpvh)

Funny, ain't it, that they were "totally cut off" for 6000 years, despite the Tasman Strait being only a few miles wide, and both the island and mainland being well-supplied with trees from which canoes could be built.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:50 PM (P3gRi)

196 >>How's Elvis? Is he loving his freedom on the beach?

He's as happy and sweet as ever. We had a great time on our leash free walk today.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 30, 2021 10:50 PM (ZLI7S)

197 There is (or was) nothing like a Grateful Dead concert!
Posted by: The Neon Madman at November 30, 2021 10:30 PM


I have two memories about Grateful Dead concerts:
1. Playing blackjack in Las Vegas, listening to the Pit Bosses talking about the Dead Heads taking baths in the Ceasars Palace fountains.
2. In court for a ticket, listening to the state troopers talking about the Dead Heads parking on the shoulder and the right traffic lane for the previous evening's concert, shutting down the expressway.

Posted by: Chuck C at November 30, 2021 10:51 PM (EughT)

198 {{{Jewells}}}

I'm so sorry about your show. Your jewelry is beautiful.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

199 195 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_
Tasmanians
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:43 PM (ynpvh)

Funny, ain't it, that they were "totally cut off" for 6000 years, despite the Tasman Strait being only a few miles wide, and both the island and mainland being well-supplied with trees from which canoes could be built.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:50 PM (P3gRi)

Maybe the tried...but those boat sunk and the evidence removed by sea critters.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:51 PM (ynpvh)

200 COVID Cases In South Africal's Omicron Epicenter Decline As Hysteria Rattles Global Markets_ZH
Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:00

WTF, it's more transmissible but much less virulent. This is media scare BS enabled by idiots in our govt.

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2021 10:51 PM (55Qr6)

201
I thought about going all out and getting a nice USDA Prime rib roast from one of those online places. My enthusiasm has been curbed bigly. I'll just stick with local. $100 for a hunk of meat will be cheap.

Would you believe some places want $500 for a 10 lb USDA Prime rib roast?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 30, 2021 10:52 PM (Mzdiz)

202 What was the hillbilly comic in the paper?
Posted by: Aetius451AD


You mean the hillbilly advice columnist
Dear Abner?

Posted by: mindful webworker - crossing the streams with gusto at November 30, 2021 10:52 PM (nWPLh)

203 {{Nurse, Ladyl}}!!

Ladyl, I did see your comment the other night, I'm so glad you like what you purchased. I was too pooped to reply at the time!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 30, 2021 10:52 PM (nxdel)

204 200 COVID Cases In South Africal's Omicron Epicenter Decline As Hysteria Rattles Global Markets_ZH
Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:00

WTF, it's more transmissible but much less virulent. This is media scare BS enabled by idiots in our govt.

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2021 10:51 PM (55Qr6)

Sounds like the perfect variant to catch to get immunity from.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:52 PM (ynpvh)

205 WTF, it's more transmissible but much less virulent. This is media scare BS enabled by idiots in our govt.
Posted by: Farmer


They must be really scared of the midterms.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 10:53 PM (r1z5A)

206
Fredo & Jeff Go Fishin':

https://tinyurl.com/3zmb9hk6

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 10:53 PM (JtPV8)

207 *waves at nurse, LadyL and Jewells*

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:53 PM (llON8)

208 Maybe the tried...but those boat sunk and the evidence removed by sea critters.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:51 PM (ynpvh)


Kind of like Oak Island huh?

Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (AmoqO)

209 You forgot "worthless", but I get your point and you are spot on!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Ditto for your addition. They actually subtract value from civilization. Tom Wolfe skewered an earlier 60's version of these people in his Radical Chic article for the New Yorker. His description of the worthless people of that era centered around a celebrated party that Leonard Bernstein held for the Black Panthers as a fundraiser for their legal defense. What is interesting is the craven retreat of the bien pensants from their actions once that they came to light in a subsequent NYT story.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (9hXN1)

210 S'puppy!

Hi Helena! How are the clucking cluckers who cluck?

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (U2p+3)

211
Latest from Israel. A doctor, triple-jabbed caught the Moronic and immediately infect another triple-jabbed doc. Symptoms are mild so far in both.

So, it appears Moronic is gonna rip through the jabbed, even triple-jabbed like shit through a goose.

No evidence of any ADE effects in the jabbed, yet, thankfully. But Moronic eats the vaccines for lunch.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (Mzdiz)

212 of those online places. My enthusiasm has been curbed bigly. I'll just stick with local. $100 for a hunk of meat will be cheap.

Would you believe some places want $500 for a 10 lb USDA Prime rib roast?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

Be prepared for prices to go higher. My husband was buying cattle today and lots that he thought would be 1,300 per went for 1,800-2,000. Either per head or pair. I'm not sure.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (2nXUK)

213 I'm so sorry about your show. Your jewelry is beautiful.

Thank you. It was a nice venue but two problems.. downtown Lees Summit has NO parking and this was on the second floor. We just had no people shopping. Wasn't just me. Hell I sold almost $400 a few weeks ago at a tiny venue in a small town.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (nxdel)

214 Anyone can comment first.

But it is the rare few of us who can post drunken comments to an empty thread at 3:30 am when only a sober Skip is around to hear us.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 10:55 PM (7F9te)

215 Good evening y'all!

Thank you Mis Hum for the Lover Boy and Glen Campbell!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 30, 2021 10:55 PM (/UQ/R)

216 My anti-malware says your site is unsafe!
Posted by: jim


I have no idea why. It's a pretty simple site, no javascrap pop-ups or such.

Unless... [shifty eyes] "They" have blacklisted me for that Hillary meme I did years ago..?!?

Posted by: mindful webworker - crossing the streams with gusto at November 30, 2021 10:55 PM (nWPLh)

217 Maybe Tasmania was where the Aussie aborigines banished their criminals to.

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2021 10:56 PM (0hbQ6)

218 They must be really scared of the midterms.
Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 10:53 PM (r1z5A)


Comrade Rat: Public health concerns mandate mail-in ballots without those risky verification procedures!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:56 PM (hOUT3)

219 On the plus side I got tons of compliments on my new set up!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 30, 2021 10:56 PM (nxdel)

220 Tasty Tasty cows.

Found a Chinese place here locally that does Egg Foo Yung. And they even deliver. Closed now of course, but it is comforting that they are there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 10:56 PM (kBuGL)

221 And JackStraw,
The happiest dogs I ever saw in my life were a pair of husky dogs last winter. We got over a foot of snow on the beach! They were running and rolling and chasing and , dammit..... I swear they were laughing ! It was so awesome. I stood there and watched them for several minutes. And I smiled.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 10:56 PM (U2p+3)

222
Right now, a nationwide manhunt underway for three Aboriginals who escaped the happy fun camp. Treehouse link.

I'm old enough to remember (earlier this week) when white people hunting black people was frowned upon.

I guess Australia is just different, culturally
Posted by: Methos


Quigley Down Under

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2021 10:57 PM (63Dwl)

223 I paid $276.00 for a 10.64 pound prime rib last week. It was good, but not great. My sister paid $6.99 at Save A Lot and said hers was great.

Posted by: CMU VET at November 30, 2021 10:57 PM (mMV7W)

224 Maybe the tried...but those boat sunk and the evidence removed by sea critters.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:51 PM (ynpvh)

I'm sure lots of seafaring peoples had shipwrecks. But most of them tried again, and again.

Well, Tasmania is 150 miles from mainland Australia, so below the horizon. But vastly greater distances did not deter the Polynesians or Viking from venturing out of sight of land.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:58 PM (P3gRi)

225 [iMaybe the tried...but those boat sunk and the evidence removed by sea critters. Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 30, 2021 10:51 PM (ynpvh) ~ Kind of like Oak Island huh? Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (AmoqO)

Ancient Horde Canoe Accidents.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2021 10:58 PM (QzJWU)

226 But it is the rare few of us who can post drunken comments to an empty thread at 3:30 am when only a sober Skip is around to hear us.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at N

I've done that. It's better than drunk shopping.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 10:58 PM (2nXUK)

227 I've done that. It's better than drunk shopping.
Posted by: CaliGirl

Amen, sister.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (U2p+3)

228 My anti-malware says your site is unsafe!
Posted by: jim

I have no idea why.
Posted by: mindful webworker - crossing the streams with gusto at November 30, 2021 10:55 PM


My guess would be you use http, not https

Posted by: Chuck C at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (EughT)

229 Good evening y'all!

Thank you Mis Hum for the Lover Boy and Glen Campbell!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 30, 2021 10:55 PM (/UQ/R)


Howdy WDS!

That is likely the first time someone has been thanked for Loverboy and Glen Campbell in the same sentence.

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (mZUr4)

230 My upbringing requires me to say, Good evening Ladies.

Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (AmoqO)

231 >>> 210
.....
Hi Helena! How are the clucking cluckers who cluck?
Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (U2p+3)

The clucking cluckers are happily laying eggs although they seem to be figuring out this whole "molting" thing and aren't each laying an egg every single day. Meanwhile, hogmartin's little freeloaders continue to freeload.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (llON8)

232 >>Funny, ain't it, that they were "totally cut off" for 6000 years, despite the Tasman Strait being only a few miles wide, and both the island and mainland being well-supplied with trees from which canoes could be built.


The Bass Strait is one of the most unpredictable and ferocious bodies of water on the planet. Check out some videos of the 1998 Sydney - Hobart Race to get an idea just how nuts. It's considered the most dangerous ocean race in the world.

It's a bit more than a couple miles wide and attempting a cross in a canoe would be pretty nuts.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 30, 2021 11:00 PM (ZLI7S)

233 The Clucks are those who will not be blamed for nothing!
-Jack

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:01 PM (kBuGL)

234 Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (9hXN1)

A friend had a theory about employees that produce negative work, thus making every other employee work harder to actually get the job done.

These drones you mention are exactly the same category of worthless impediments to the existence of a real civilization!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:01 PM (hOUT3)

235 The clucking cluckers are happily laying eggs although they seem to be figuring out this whole "molting" thing and aren't each laying an egg every single day. Meanwhile, hogmartin's little freeloaders continue to freeload.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (llON

Great cluckulations!

Posted by: Darles Chickens at November 30, 2021 11:01 PM (P3gRi)

236 On the plus side I got tons of compliments on my new set up!
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB


Perhaps someday you could post some pic!

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:01 PM (r1z5A)

237 >>> 212
.....
Be prepared for prices to go higher. My husband was buying cattle today and lots that he thought would be 1,300 per went for 1,800-2,000. Either per head or pair. I'm not sure.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 10:54 PM (2nXUK)

That's not scary at all.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:01 PM (llON8)

238 Anyone can comment first.
But it is the rare few of us who can post drunken comments to an empty thread at 3:30 am when only a sober Skip is around to hear us.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Damn, that remark hits kinda close to home... Or, since this is a smart military blog, you sank my battleship!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 11:02 PM (sIxXb)

239 Meanwhile, hogmartin's little freeloaders continue to freeload.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (llON


So hogmartin trained them well?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:02 PM (hOUT3)

240 So, it appears Moronic is gonna rip through the jabbed, even triple-jabbed like shit through a goose


I like it.

A common southern phrase I hear around here is "Like sauce through a sick calf".

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:02 PM (7F9te)

241 >>> 239 Meanwhile, hogmartin's little freeloaders continue to freeload.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (llON

So hogmartin trained them well?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:02 PM (hOUT3)

They refuse to produce any milk!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:02 PM (llON8)

242 Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2021 10:58 PM (QzJWU)

Just think of the advanced technology that was lost in those canoe accidents!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:03 PM (hOUT3)

243 Dopers: Without stigma attached to using and without deterrence I just don't see this working.

There should be more stigma and less penitentiary.



Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 11:03 PM (iam1O)

244 City Boy > Loverboy >> Status Quo

https://youtu.be/hiSnsQaP9yk

Walk On The Water, from the album Dinner At The Ritz

Evening, y'all. And no joke, this Brit album is worth a listen.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 30, 2021 11:05 PM (F0YaR)

245 Saw Loverboy open for April Wine in Pocatello, Idaho in 1980.
Still get flashbacks from "Before The Dawn".

Posted by: Idahonian at November 30, 2021 11:05 PM (hD2j4)

246 Dopers: Without stigma attached to using and without deterrence I just don't see this working.
There should be more stigma and less penitentiary.
Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 11:03 PM (iam1O)


Why is almost like you get more of what you subsidize or coddle? Nah, that cannot be right!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:05 PM (hOUT3)

247 239 Meanwhile, hogmartin's little freeloaders continue to freeload.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (llON

That's kinda really funny. Heh.

Ok. No. It's funny af.


Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 11:05 PM (U2p+3)

248 His description of the worthless people of that era centered around a celebrated party that Leonard Bernstein held for the Black Panthers as a fundraiser for their legal defense.

The hilarious part is that some liberals put up their houses as collateral to bail out the Panthers, who then jumped bail, in some cases fleeing abroad.

What do you mean, I'm going to lose my house?

They don't mention that part in the laudatory histories of the Panthers.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2021 11:06 PM (I2/tG)

249
That's not scary at all.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

He stopped bidding. We are still in a drought here so if we don't get rain people will have to sell cattle because feed will be expensive. Or that's what he tells me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:06 PM (2nXUK)

250 Released from a substantial height, guided by a track?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (sIxXb)
That'll work. Also, attached to a handle, and swung with great force by a bare-chested athlete wearing black tights and a hood.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 10:39 PM (P3gRi)

You both forgot the public square with unlimited seating aspect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew! ~ at November 30, 2021 10:41 PM (hOUT3)

With betting on the time of impact.
Posted by: jim

*kicks at the dirt* Gee, you guys used to like me.

Posted by: The Wood Chipper, now accepting patients, feet first at November 30, 2021 11:06 PM (sIxXb)

251 The thing about eating at 8,000 Chinese restaurants is, a decade later you're hungry again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 30, 2021 11:06 PM (VxC1e)

252 They refuse to produce any milk!
Posted by: Helena Handbasket


Are these Buttigieg chickens?

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:06 PM (r1z5A)

253 Yeah, Piper had a huge Thing for a Martian civilization that failed long before it was reborn here, and he used it in both his Federation and Paratime stories. I haven't read very much of Bova's work. James Hogan did something similar and in fact had a nice epilogue scene in his book where one of the diggers at an excavation site finds a device from the aliens who colonized Earth, but the lead archaeologist thinks it's a modern cheapo watch or something so he gets pissy and tosses it into the river.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket

On Piper's work, perhaps on Empire or Federation collection of short stories, there is a short story regarding the origins of Freya--When in the Course, where it is basically an earlier version of the Paratime Kalvan novel.

Heinlein also got into the act with his Assignment in Eternity.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 11:07 PM (9hXN1)

254 Posted by: GnuBreed at November 30, 2021 11:05 PM (F0YaR)

Ha

A month of SQ on the way?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 11:08 PM (aA3+G)

255 >>The happiest dogs I ever saw in my life were a pair of husky dogs last winter. We got over a foot of snow on the beach! They were running and rolling and chasing and , dammit..... I swear they were laughing ! It was so awesome. I stood there and watched them for several minutes. And I smiled.

Huskies are great and as you said they really come alive in the winter.

Speaking of smiling huskies what was that cartoon with the mouths that moved about an eskimo and a husky? That was disturbing as a child.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 30, 2021 11:08 PM (ZLI7S)

256 Dopers: Without stigma attached to using and without deterrence I just don't see this working.
There should be more stigma and less penitentiary.
Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 11:03 PM (iam1O)

Why is almost like you get more of what you subsidize or coddle? Nah, that cannot be right!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Comrades, if only Comrade Fauci knew!


Hey, it's worked like a charm in Seattle.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:08 PM (r1z5A)

257 My upbringing requires me to say, Good evening Ladies.
Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 10:59 PM (AmoqO

----------

I'd avoid lumberjack camps.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 30, 2021 11:09 PM (VxC1e)

258 Hmmm, even local news is reporting on Cuomo.

After a bunch of people protesting the utilities cutting down trees.

I but wonder if these same ladies would be as upset if the state was trying to forcibly vaccinate people?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:09 PM (kBuGL)

259 Are these Buttigieg chickens?
Posted by: Some Rat

Why did Chasten cross the road?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 30, 2021 11:09 PM (sIxXb)

260 On the Beatles not sucking (in the sidebar):

Yes, but their sucking and not sucking has been over analysed for half a century now, let's give it a rest.

Posted by: West at November 30, 2021 11:09 PM (QY+6a)

261 252 They refuse to produce any milk!
Are these Buttigieg chickens?
Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:06 PM (r1z5A)


{snort}

Like tits on a bull ...

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at November 30, 2021 11:10 PM (Agr8U)

262
They refuse to produce any milk!
Posted by: Helena Handbasket a

We have chickens and I had the meanest rooster ever. A huge Rhode Island Red. He attacked everyone. We gave him to a lady that wanted him.

Today his sweet twin brother attacked me as I was feeding them pomegranates. Murder rooster version 2.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:10 PM (2nXUK)

263 124 >>I hear lead therapy is quite effective at controlling their urges.

Chemical castration -- which, oddly, is the same drug given to the trans kids as "hormone treatment." This is all a sick joke.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 30, 2021 10:29 PM (bDqIh)


I was quite disappointed when I discovered that "chemical castration" did not involve dipping the offender's naughty bits into battery acid.

Posted by: I Am Omni Chron at November 30, 2021 11:10 PM (F6Xpw)

264 Telling Americans what they can or cannot do never works out well. See mandatory vaxxes, or drug usage bans.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 30, 2021 11:11 PM (F0YaR)

265 Tucker's chyrons are so funny:

"CNN DWARF KING BANISHES TOP ANCHOR CUOMO"

"CUOMO HAS GIFTED US WITH MANY BIZARRE MOMENTS"

"MOST AT CNN WOULD BETRAY FAMILY FOR DWARF KING"

"CNN DWARF KING ZUCKER UNLEASHES EUNUCH STELTER TO ANNOUNCE THE CUOMO SUSPENSION"

"IT IS HARD TO SEE HOW CNN CONTINUES"

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 30, 2021 11:11 PM (sGnvY)

266 {{{Helena Handbasket}}}

How are you, dahlin?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

267 Yes, but their sucking and not sucking has been over analysed for half a century now, let's give it a rest.
Posted by: West at November 30, 2021 11:09 PM (QY+6a)

Like MASH, I have come to dislike them more as I get older- and for much the same reason.

(At least for the most part I do not have to hear about MASH as much anymore.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:11 PM (kBuGL)

268 Well, got the water pump and rad hoses replaced on the Lark today. One little nagging noise gone bye-bye. Car ran fine this evening.

Posted by: Darles Chickens at November 30, 2021 11:11 PM (P3gRi)

269 oops, off sock

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:12 PM (P3gRi)

270 Southern expressions are very enjoyable and visually descriptive, in my opinion.

Two of my favorites:

Hornier than a three-peckered billy goat

And

I coulda shit through a screen door

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:12 PM (7F9te)

271
Takings Clause May Require Compensation when Police Destroy an Innocent Person's Home in Process of Pursuing a Suspect

__________

*bang!*
*smash*
*crash*
*splinter*

"Sorry"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:12 PM (/U27+)

272 Helena--who are Hogmartin's freeloaders?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

273 And human civilization goes back way farther than we think it does. Not just Gobekli Tepe far, but very much farther than that.
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at November 30, 2021 09:55 PM (lNHqD)

How far? "How many beans in the jar?" No seriously - while I don't think there is anything but trace or circumstantial evidence for this - I also think there *couldn't* be, for many reasons. I'm a bit surprised the idea hasn't popped up more in SF stories.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (llON

Think of it this way. Some of these sites around the planet could very well be 12-13,000 years old, or older, and you just don't come down from the trees and say he dudes, lets build an ancient city. You got a long ass period of time to deal with to even acquire those skills, so there had to be civilization/organization to even start the journey of learning.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (VwHCD)

274 Ha

A month of SQ on the way?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2021 11:08 PM (aA3+G)


Uh oh. *gulp*

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (F0YaR)

275 Today his sweet twin brother attacked me as I was feeding them pomegranates. Murder rooster version 2.
Posted by: CaliGirl


Late rooster attacked grandson.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (r1z5A)

276 So...anything good happen today?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (II3Gr)

277 I'd avoid lumberjack camps.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 30, 2021 11:09 PM (VxC1e)


Not sure I understand the reference. Lot of laddies in lumberjack camps?

Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (AmoqO)

278 Gloom everywhere. I'm sure the horde will cheer me up.

Posted by: Pete Bog at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (bzrNB)

279 276 So...anything good happen today?
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (II3Gr)

I found a place that makes Egg Foo Yung online. Beef (preferred), chicken, fish (!), whatever.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:14 PM (kBuGL)

280 These drones you mention are exactly the same category of worthless impediments to the existence of a real civilization!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

There is an interesting sci fi short story in one of Grof Conklin's compendiums by Raymond S. Jones titled Person from Porlock.

Basically, Jones tells of a brilliant scientist stopped by a confederacy of apparent dunces (in truth aliens trying to prevent humans from destroying themselves) from developing teleportation.
The scientist termed these dunces as Persons from Porlock in homage to Coleridge the poet.

Our Persons from Porlock though are more interested in destroying instead of saving civilization.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 11:15 PM (9hXN1)

281 And

I coulda shit through a screen door
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November

My husband always says, "he's shittin" in tall cotton" I don't even understand what that means.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:15 PM (2nXUK)

282 Today his sweet twin brother attacked me as I was feeding them pomegranates. Murder rooster version 2.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:10 PM (2nXUK)

Coq au Vin!

Email me for a good recipe..

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2021 11:15 PM (Q9lwr)

283 Late rooster attacked grandson.
Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (r1z5A)

Capon, capon, the gangs's all here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:15 PM (P3gRi)

284 you just don't come down from the trees and say hey dudes, lets build an ancient city
-----

For sure. It would have taken tens of thousands of years to develop the necessary White Supremacy.

Posted by: The Salvation Army at November 30, 2021 11:15 PM (sGnvY)

285 Glen Campbell played the very last live performance of his lifetime when he appeared at Uptown Theatre

Dead robs us all; some cruelly, some a little less cruel.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 11:15 PM (iam1O)

286 My husband always says, "he's shittin" in tall cotton" I don't even understand what that means.

.....

I've heard "Shittin' in high cotton".

It means you are doing well; in abundance.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:16 PM (7F9te)

287 My husband always says, "he's shittin" in tall cotton" I don't even understand what that means.

Posted by: CaliGirl

Shakin' the tree, boss!

Posted by: Cool Hand Luke at November 30, 2021 11:16 PM (sIxXb)

288 Our Persons from Porlock though are more interested in destroying instead of saving civilization.
Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 11:15 PM (9hXN1)

We used to have a poster who used that nic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:16 PM (P3gRi)

289 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO LADIES IN LUMBERJACK CAMPS SO IF YOU SAY "GOOD EVENING LADIES" YOU'LL END UP WITH YOUR HEAD SPLIT OPEN WITH AN AXE

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (VxC1e)

290 My anti-malware says your site is unsafe!
Posted by: jim

Upon further thought, maybe your browser tried to use https:// - and I have no security certificate (just like Ace). See if http:// works.

Posted by: mindful webworker - insecure but not dangerous at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (nWPLh)

291 Think of it this way. Some of these sites around the planet could very well be 12-13,000 years old, or older, and you just don't come down from the trees and say he dudes, lets build an ancient city. You got a long ass period of time to deal with to even acquire those skills, so there had to be civilization/organization to even start the journey of learning.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


Read somewhere that most archaeology sites are probably under about 200 ft of ocean.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

292 >>> 253
.....
On Piper's work, perhaps on Empire or Federation collection of short stories, there is a short story regarding the origins of Freya--When in the Course, where it is basically an earlier version of the Paratime Kalvan novel.

Heinlein also got into the act with his Assignment in Eternity.
Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 11:07 PM (9hXN1)

I'd like to have seen how he was going to write his way out of *that* one, seeing as how there was a pregnancy towards the end of the story. otoh I prefer the Kalvan novel.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (llON8)

293 Late rooster attacked grandson.
Posted by: Some Rat at Novemb

I would have killed him myself if he did that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (2nXUK)

294 Is Schlomo really a common Jewish name? I am not trying to be flip, just saw a bit in the news that the Lexington Annual Menorah lighting was happening tonight with the Rabbi Schlomo Litvin presiding.


Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (kBuGL)

295 I'm sure the horde will cheer me up.

Posted by: Pete Bog at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (bzrNB)

Grilled NY strip is rarely bad.

Add some sautéed vegetables with cotija and a nice Zinfandel and life gets pretty good pretty quickly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (Q9lwr)

296 Sorry (not sorry), but I do not like Dr. Oz.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (SRRAx)

297 They don't mention that part in the laudatory histories of the Panthers.

Posted by: The ARC of History!

That is because the winners like Billy Ayers wrote the history of the Sixties.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (9hXN1)

298 I use the high cotton one a lot. It means you've got it made. Cat that ate the canary, sorta.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (JtPV8)

299 Uh, yeeaah. Like Chuck C said.

Posted by: mindful webworker - i'm just a neuron in the horde hive mind at November 30, 2021 11:18 PM (nWPLh)

300
Why did Chasten cross the road?

His dick was stuck in the chicken...

Posted by: Dirty Frank at November 30, 2021 11:18 PM (qZFjc)

301 What's the difference between a northern zoo and a southern zoo?

In a northern zoo, the enclosure includes the name, habitat and a description of the animal.

In a southern zoo, the enclosure includes the name, habitat, description of the animal, and a recipe.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

302 Another one I like, when you haven't seen someone's kid for the first time since they were very young, and now they are all grown up:

"Last time I saw you you were knee-high to a grasshopper's ass."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:18 PM (7F9te)

303
Is Schlomo really a common Jewish name?

_________

Violinist Shlomo Mintz thinks so.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:18 PM (/U27+)

304 Read somewhere that most archaeology sites are probably under about 200 ft of ocean.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

No doubt. They're finding stuff down there all the time.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:19 PM (VwHCD)

305 Thank you for Glen Campbell tonight. My parents ceded the radio to my siblings and I, (so 80s rock and pop) but they had a few tapes of Dolly, Glen, and Kenny that I remember listening to in the car. I just bought the Glen Campbell Greatest Hits that we listened to on the long car trips. A flood of memories singing "Rhinestone Cowboy", "Galveston", and "Try A Little Kindness".

It has been 29+ years since I have heard those. He did have a wonderful voice.

Posted by: sassy at November 30, 2021 11:19 PM (xSICi)

306 Violinist Shlomo Mintz thinks so.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:18 PM (/U27+)

Huh. *the more you know star*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:19 PM (kBuGL)

307 On the Beatles not sucking (in the sidebar):

Yes, but their sucking and not sucking has been over analysed for half a century now, let's give it a rest.
Posted by: West at November 30, 2021 11:09 PM (QY+6a)


They're one of the most influential bands ever. Overrated (they don't suck) in my opinion, but their influence and importance in music history can't be denied. Very unlikely that analysis of them will ever get a rest.

Posted by: Doof at November 30, 2021 11:19 PM (mZUr4)

308 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (kBuGL)

I have known a few Shlomos in my life...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2021 11:19 PM (Q9lwr)

309 >>> 282 Today his sweet twin brother attacked me as I was feeding them pomegranates. Murder rooster version 2.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:10 PM (2nXUK)

Coq au Vin!

Email me for a good recipe..

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2021 11:15 PM (Q9lwr)

Heh. I've heard Rhode Island Reds tend to be asshoes towards any other breeds of chicken.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:20 PM (llON8)

310 289 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO LADIES IN LUMBERJACK CAMPS SO IF YOU SAY "GOOD EVENING LADIES" YOU'LL END UP WITH YOUR HEAD SPLIT OPEN WITH AN AXE

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (VxC1e)


Ah.

Posted by: Javems at November 30, 2021 11:20 PM (AmoqO)

311
Email me for a good recipe..

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at N

I felt bad when they took murder rooster 1 to the lady. I had tears in my eyes. I get attached to the animals. I don't want to eat my own chickens. I name them too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:20 PM (2nXUK)

312 'High Cotton' or 'Tall Cotton' is easy to pick, you don't have to stoop.

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2021 11:20 PM (0hbQ6)

313 Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

To quote a well known commenter here, I am laughing my ass off at that one!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:21 PM (hOUT3)

314 I'm sure the horde will cheer me up.

Posted by: Pete Bog at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (bzrNB)

....

Poor ol' Pete Bog.

He's so sad, he'd make an onion cry.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:21 PM (7F9te)

315
Out here fore the good, it's high cotton or tall cotton.
Ashoe shits in the cotton.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 11:21 PM (iam1O)

316 Shlomo's pretty common in the older generation. Diminutive of Shalom. In the sense of "Peace."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:21 PM (JtPV8)

317
I found a place that makes Egg Foo Yung online. Beef (preferred), chicken, fish (!), whatever.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:14 PM (kBuGL)

Assuming one likes egg foo yung, of course!

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:22 PM (II3Gr)

318 Heh. I've heard Rhode Island Reds tend to be asshoes towards any other breeds of chicken.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at N

The rooster is bullying the other groups. We will probably get rid of this one too. There is a mixed breed young rooster in murder rooster 2's group of hens.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:23 PM (2nXUK)

319 Read somewhere that most archaeology sites are probably under about 200 ft of ocean.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

No doubt. They're finding stuff down there all the time.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:19 PM (VwHCD)


So you're saying the sea levels have been rising for millennia?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:23 PM (hOUT3)

320 Shlomo: adj. The manner in which Jewish refs watch the replay.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:23 PM (II3Gr)

321 "Got it made in the shade."

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2021 11:23 PM (0hbQ6)

322 316 Shlomo's pretty common in the older generation. Diminutive of Shalom. In the sense of "Peace."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:21 PM (JtPV

Ok. That makes sense. Thanks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:24 PM (kBuGL)

323 The rooster is bullying the other groups. We will probably get rid of this one too. There is a mixed breed young rooster in murder rooster 2's group of hens.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:23 PM (2nXUK)

Have you tried love and understanding to stop the bullying?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:24 PM (II3Gr)

324 Assuming one likes egg foo yung, of course!
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:22 PM (II3Gr)

How could you not like a beef omelet covered in brown gravy?

*peers* Are you a commie?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:24 PM (kBuGL)

325 Sorry (not sorry), but I do not like Dr. Oz.

I don't either. The only reason anyone knows who he is is because of Oprah.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (nxdel)

326 So you're saying the sea levels have been rising for millennia?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft!


Forgive me government, for I have sinned.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (r1z5A)

327 Have you tried love and understanding to stop the bullying?
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:24 PM (II3Gr)

Maybe pulled the rooster aside and told him to repudiate his toxic masculinity?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (kBuGL)

328 I found a place that makes Egg Foo Yung online. Beef (preferred), chicken, fish (!), whatever.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:14 PM (kBuGL)

Assuming one likes egg foo yung, of course!
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:22 PM (II3Gr)

Of course, you can download it, but you can't eat it until you have printed it on your eggjet printer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (P3gRi)

329 "Grinning like a mule eating thistles."

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (0hbQ6)

330 "How you been doin?"

"Lord I'm blessed. If I was doin' any better, I'd have to be twins."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (7F9te)

331 >>> 273
.....
Think of it this way. Some of these sites around the planet could very well be 12-13,000 years old, or older, and you just don't come down from the trees and say he dudes, lets build an ancient city. You got a long ass period of time to deal with to even acquire those skills, so there had to be civilization/organization to even start the journey of learning.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (VwHCD)

>>> 291
.....
Read somewhere that most archaeology sites are probably under about 200 ft of ocean.
Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

Right, if it takes such and such effort to make a freaking pencil (or, making lots of them), building a city takes how much more...? You need the tools to make the tools to do the work, and people to use them, etc etc. Then when the ice age ends of the ground shifts from some fun plate movement or such, no one finds your awesome city. Or they do, but they can't believe it's that old, because it can't *possibly* have pre-dated the Amerinds, or whatever theory is the current fashion.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (llON8)

332 A lot of Christian girls are named Salome... Feminine, corrupted form of Shlomo.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:26 PM (JtPV8)

333
Read somewhere that most archaeology sites are probably under about 200 ft of ocean.
Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

I bet there are some interesting finds in places like the amazon jungle too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:26 PM (2nXUK)

334 330 "How you been doin?"

"Lord I'm blessed. If I was doin' any better, I'd have to be twins."
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (7F9te)


A classic BC, thanks!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:27 PM (hOUT3)

335 *peers* Are you a commie?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:24 PM (kBuGL)

Ironic question since the dish is ostensibly Chinese. Actually, I don't think I've ever had it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:27 PM (II3Gr)

336
Heh. I've heard Rhode Island Reds tend to be asshoes towards any other breeds of chicken.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:20 PM (llON

_________

Roosters are assholes. A neighbor asked me to feed his ducks and chickens while he was away. The ducks and hens were no problem but the rooster nailed me when I tried to fill his trough.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:27 PM (/U27+)

337 Grilled NY strip is rarely bad.

Add some sauted vegetables with cotija and a nice Zinfandel and life gets pretty good pretty quickl

Feeling better already! Glass of Bordeaux and off you go.

Posted by: Pete Bog at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (bzrNB)

338 Have you tried love and understanding to stop the bullying?
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. S

I need to call a social worker to sort it out. That would be comical.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (2nXUK)

339 Dr. Oz is on TV. All I need to know. No thanks.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (JtPV8)

340 The ducks and hens were no problem but the rooster nailed me when I tried to fill his trough.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:27 PM (/U27+)

Probably never called you either, the cad.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (II3Gr)

341 >>> 301 What's the difference between a northern zoo and a southern zoo?

In a northern zoo, the enclosure includes the name, habitat and a description of the animal.

In a southern zoo, the enclosure includes the name, habitat, description of the animal, and a recipe.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

I thought that was just Louisiana

hogmartin's freeloaders are his chickens, who have yet to produce eggs, or milk, or anything really.

I'm doing well, having fun shopping for various things for the house and such.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (llON8)

342 332 A lot of Christian girls are named Salome... Feminine, corrupted form of Shlomo.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:26 PM (JtPV

Peeked a faint memory. Herod II's daughter. Asked for the head of John the Baptist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (kBuGL)

343 I bet there are some interesting finds in places like the amazon jungle too.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:26 PM (2nXUK)

Many explorers thought so, too. None ever found anything. At least none of the survivors did.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:29 PM (P3gRi)

344 332 A lot of Christian girls are named Salome... Feminine, corrupted form of Shlomo.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:26 PM (JtPV

I've never met anyone named Salome.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:29 PM (II3Gr)

345
'High Cotton' or 'Tall Cotton' is easy to pick, you don't have to stoop.
Posted by: davidt


And you can use it as Cottonelle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2021 11:30 PM (63Dwl)

346
I'm doing well, having fun shopping for various things for the house and such.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (llON


I bet you are loving Texas!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2021 11:30 PM (TdMsT)

347 High Cotton' or 'Tall Cotton' is easy to pick, you don't have to stoop.
Posted by: davidt

Same deal with my nose but nobody's making down-home sayings about it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:30 PM (II3Gr)

348 Wasn't Salome the wife of Herod Antipas?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (VxC1e)

349 Ironic question since the dish is ostensibly Chinese. Actually, I don't think I've ever had it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:27 PM (II3Gr)

It is actually quite good. Imagine a savory omelet. The soy sauce in the gravy adds a richness to the whole affair that is quite good. The omelets themselves are not the most pleasing visually, I will admit, but that is why you smother them in gravy. Usually your choice of meat or vegetable, some other crunchy vegetable and I think sprouts mixed in the omelet (it varies from place to place.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (kBuGL)

350 Or they do, but they can't believe it's that old, because it can't *possibly* have pre-dated the Amerinds, or whatever theory is the current fashion.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:25 PM (llON


Think someone here commented to the effect that there could have been very many proto-civilizations that did not quite make it to the enduring artifact stage, wiped out by disease, famine, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. long before they were able to leave a permanent record.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (hOUT3)

351 So you're saying the sea levels have been rising for millennia?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:23 PM (hOUT3)

Usually at the end of every ice age. The sea level was 400 feet lower during the last one. Ice melts, level rises.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (VwHCD)

352 348 Wasn't Salome the wife of Herod Antipas?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (VxC1e)

Wiki says stepdaughter.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:32 PM (kBuGL)

353
I've never met anyone named Salome.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Se

I know a dude named Salome.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:32 PM (2nXUK)

354 "How's work been goin?"

"They're workin' me like a borrowed mule."

"Hate to hear that. You doin' alright otherwise?"

"I'm hell when I'm well, but I'm sick a lot."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:32 PM (7F9te)

355 343 I bet there are some interesting finds in places like the amazon jungle too.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:26 PM (2nXUK)

---------

The Candiru was good for a few laughs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 30, 2021 11:32 PM (VxC1e)

356 I know a dude named Salome.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:32 PM (2nXUK

Well LA DEE FREAKIN DA!

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:33 PM (II3Gr)

357 I've never met anyone named Salome.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:29 PM (II3Gr)

Europe and ME.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:33 PM (JtPV8)

358 the rooster nailed me when I tried to fill his trough.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:27 PM (/U27+)

Probably never called you either, the cad.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (II3Gr)


Still has the potential to buy him dinner, though. Just need an axe and a stock pot.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at November 30, 2021 11:33 PM (Agr8U)

359
357 I've never met anyone named Salome.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:29 PM (II3Gr)

Europe and ME.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:33 PM (JtPV

Ah. Never been to either.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:33 PM (II3Gr)

360 SITTING in tall cotton.

It's got an interesting origin. Before the Civil War in the American South, "cotton was king" among cash crops. When crops were good, the cotton was high - and so were the prices the plantation owners could get for it. If you were sitting (or sometimes "standing" or "walking") in high (or sometimes "tall") cotton, well, you were very fortunate. Over time, the phrase was applied to almost any situation that had a favorable outcome. It meant one was living the good life.

While I was researching the phrase, I also discovered that for everyone who talks about sitting in high cotton, there is someone else who talks about shitting in high cotton. Apparently, according to some theories, slaves who were in the field all day picking cotton would relieve themselves among the tallest plants, and use the biggest, fluffiest bolls they could find to wipe themselves afterward; also sometimes referred to as "shittin' in high cotton and wipin' on the top leaf."

https://thewordwideweb.tumblr.com/
post/151470126614/sittin-in-high-cotton

Posted by: mindful webworker - sittin' on the tallgrass prairie at November 30, 2021 11:33 PM (nWPLh)

361
I've never met anyone named Salome.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist


How about Bologna?

https://youtu.be/C4_G7HHJ0GE

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (63Dwl)

362 Usually at the end of every ice age. The sea level was 400 feet lower during the last one. Ice melts, level rises.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


Damned SUV driving mammoths.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (r1z5A)

363 Think someone here commented to the effect that there could have been very many proto-civilizations that did not quite make it to the enduring artifact stage, wiped out by disease, famine, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. long before they were able to leave a permanent record.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (hOUT3)

Had a Greek history professor in college. It was a very archaeology heavy course. She was talking about one find she was involved in where they could not find any evidence of weapons made or used by the inhabitants. Then she said they did not know why they moved or died out because the surrounding land was good. Maybe some famine or plague. And no weapons.

My eyes did a lot of rolling in that class.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (kBuGL)

364 Think someone here commented to the effect that there could have been very many proto-civilizations that did not quite make it to the enduring artifact stage, wiped out by disease, famine, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. long before they were able to leave a permanent record.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (hOUT3)

Presumably even failed proto-civilizations would have left behind flint arrowheads and stone knives. If you have no tools at all, you are still an ape.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (P3gRi)

365
Peeked a faint memory. Herod II's daughter. Asked for the head of John the Baptist.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (kBuGL)

_________

Hell of an opera by Richard Strauss. The climax features a single sickeningly dissonant chord marking her descent into madness.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (/U27+)

366 'High Cotton' or 'Tall Cotton' is easy to pick, you don't have to stoop.
Posted by: davidt

And you can use it as Cottonelle.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2021 11:30 PM (63Dwl)


No shit?

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at November 30, 2021 11:35 PM (Agr8U)

367 Read somewhere that most archaeology sites are probably under about 200 ft of ocean.
Posted by: Some RaT

That's baffling. Why did they go to the effort of building cities underwater? Not very practical.

Or were those site built by the merpeople as the evolved into land walkers?

Posted by: Pete Bog at November 30, 2021 11:35 PM (bzrNB)

368 Usually at the end of every ice age. The sea level was 400 feet lower during the last one. Ice melts, level rises.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (VwHCD)


Are you saying that major climate changes are an enduring feature of life on earth spanning millennia?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:35 PM (hOUT3)

369 I'd like to have seen how he was going to write his way out of *that* one, seeing as how there was a pregnancy towards the end of the story. otoh I prefer the Kalvan novel.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Piper harkened back to Omnilingual and its Martian civilization in a according to John F. Carr bridging the two stories of both Earth (Genesis) and Freya being settled by another ill fated Martian expedition.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 11:35 PM (9hXN1)

370 I bet there are some interesting finds in places like the amazon jungle too.
Posted by: CaliGirl


Fordlandia is a good book on trying to make a go in the jungle.

Posted by: Some Rat at November 30, 2021 11:36 PM (r1z5A)

371
I'd avoid lumberjack camps.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 30, 2021 11:09 PM (VxC1e)

Why? We're OK.

Posted by: A Lumberjack at November 30, 2021 11:36 PM (cupoy)

372 That's baffling. Why did they go to the effort of building cities underwater? Not very practical.

Or were those site built by the merpeople as the evolved into land walkers?
Posted by: Pete Bog at November 30, 2021 11:35 PM (bzrNB)

They played too much Bioshock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:36 PM (kBuGL)

373 Pence is a jingoistic retard. If he ran he'd a get a significant percent of the "conservative" vote...

Posted by: MikeN at November 30, 2021 11:36 PM (8JY45)

374 Wow, it is really uncommon here. I looked it up. 82 last census year.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2021 11:36 PM (JtPV8)

375
High Cotton means you are doing good. Tall cotton meant a good crop, and you were gonna be raking in the money.

Now, "Topping cotton" means one is very angry.

Miley has heard me use no telling how many such phrases, and I have to explain many of them. She gets a kick out of it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 30, 2021 11:37 PM (Mzdiz)

376 The Australians have a saying, and it goes something like Oi f**k off ya filthy c**t . I'm sure Pixy says it all the time.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 30, 2021 11:37 PM (ybIRR)

377 They played too much Bioshock.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:36 PM (kBuGL)

Would you kindly...

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:38 PM (II3Gr)

378 >>> 369 I'd like to have seen how he was going to write his way out of *that* one, seeing as how there was a pregnancy towards the end of the story. otoh I prefer the Kalvan novel.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Piper harkened back to Omnilingual and its Martian civilization in a according to John F. Carr bridging the two stories of both Earth (Genesis) and Freya being settled by another ill fated Martian expedition.
Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 11:35 PM (9hXN1)

That would do it. Carr probably has the best info left available.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:38 PM (llON8)

379 Time to call it a night.

Posted by: whig at November 30, 2021 11:38 PM (9hXN1)

380 So at trivia tonight, I knew who developed the anthrax vaccine because of Blazing Saddles.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 30, 2021 11:38 PM (qxz9B)

381 380 So at trivia tonight, I knew who developed the anthrax vaccine because of Blazing Saddles.
Posted by: Jordan61 at November 30, 2021 11:38 PM (qxz9B)

Randolph Scott?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:39 PM (II3Gr)

382
"High Cotton":

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=IhsbhbnKoR0

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 30, 2021 11:39 PM (Mzdiz)

383
The Candiru was good for a few laughs.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November

When am I going to learn to stop searching words I am not familiar with. I could have lived my whole life happily with out knowing that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:40 PM (2nXUK)

384 Australians are fuckjng douche bags. Whenever you hear one, spit.

Posted by: MikeN at November 30, 2021 11:41 PM (8JY45)

385 Presumably even failed proto-civilizations would have left behind flint arrowheads and stone knives. If you have no tools at all, you are still an ape.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (P3gRi)


I get your point, but not all regions have flint/stone readily available, but could have verdant fields and an easy agricultural existence.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:41 PM (hOUT3)

386 >>> 364 Think someone here commented to the effect that there could have been very many proto-civilizations that did not quite make it to the enduring artifact stage, wiped out by disease, famine, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. long before they were able to leave a permanent record.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (hOUT3)

Presumably even failed proto-civilizations would have left behind flint arrowheads and stone knives. If you have no tools at all, you are still an ape.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (P3gRi)

Oh sure, but who's going to find them, let alone properly date them (assuming it's even possible depending on where they're found)? Only a few years ago there was a to-do about a battle site found in Germany dated... pre-Roman empire time? but well before they thought such could happen, and with far more bodies than they would expect from what ancient historians *thought* they know about that era.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:41 PM (llON8)

387 "Draug" movie review:

Great slow burn for the 1st half. Well-written and acted. Good plot. Scary as Hell monstrosities in the 2md half. Goose-bump inducing monster kills. Wonderfully creepy twist at the end which finally resolves the mystery. Don't know how much of a Beowulf-like story this is, but don't care.

Two thumbs very much up.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 30, 2021 11:42 PM (M8yB3)

388 I'm up too late.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 30, 2021 11:42 PM (QHqf9)

389 Candiru?

The penis probing fish of your nightmares?

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 30, 2021 11:42 PM (U2p+3)

390 Would you kindly...
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:38 PM (II3Gr)

I got given a new supervisor to be my mentee last week. Big guy. Found out yesterday he was a gamer. We have been discussing games while working. I asked him about Bioshock: I don't like scary games. I was a bit shocked. I never really thought of Bioshock as scary. He said it was the kind of spooky environmental and suspense building. Well, fair enough. I told him the upside of not playing Bioshock was not being interested in playing Bioshock 3.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:42 PM (kBuGL)

391 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 30, 2021 11:39 PM (Mzdiz)

I just knew that was going to be the song.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:43 PM (hOUT3)

392 A Loverboy link? This is the ultimate suck-up to the boss. The other COBs will take kindly to being flanked by this aggressive maneuver.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 30, 2021 11:43 PM (BPuaD)

393 Randolph Scott?
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:39 PM (II3Gr)


Ha!

They say that now, in Paris, France, even as we speak, Louis Pasteur has devised a new vaccine that will obliterate Anthrax once and for all. Think of it, gentlemen, hoof and mouth disease a thing of the past.

Never mind that shit, here come Mongo!

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 30, 2021 11:43 PM (qxz9B)

394 The way English is becoming the lingua franca, I can't think of any nationality where they won't have it as a second language in fifty years.

So next comes the Tower of Babel? Is that how it works?

Or does the human race communicate pretty darn well into the distant future, where space marines conquer the galaxy? Wouldn't there be a utility to having your own language as far as keeping trade and borders under control?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 30, 2021 11:43 PM (ybIRR)

395 Presumably even failed proto-civilizations would have left behind flint arrowheads and stone knives. If you have no tools at all, you are still an ape.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (P3gRi)

Well here's the thing, a lot of times they do. The problem is that just like this covid crap where the people who really know are silenced, same goes in archaeology, and has for years. They find tools in strata that dates to 20,000 bc and the "academics" poo poo it, because it isn't in their interest. They found a 2000 frigging year old battery in the desert of iraq. I'm surprised that didn't go under the radar. Some body was using electricity 2000 years ago, and just how long did they know about that shit before that battery was even made. There is some crazy shit out there.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:43 PM (VwHCD)

396 Another nice thing about high cotton is you do less bending over to pick it.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 30, 2021 11:44 PM (QHqf9)

397
"I'm hell when I'm well, but I'm sick a lot."
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November

I've heard I'm gonna beat you like a rented mule.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:45 PM (2nXUK)

398
Another nice thing about high cotton is you do less bending over to pick it.
Posted by: Muad'dib at November 30, 2021 11:44 PM (QHqf9)

________

That's what child labor is for.

*chuckles evilly*
*lights big cigar*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:46 PM (/U27+)

399 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:42 PM (kBuGL)

I don't consider BioShock to be "scary" either, though it certainly has some disturbing content.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:48 PM (II3Gr)

400 er, not take kindly, er ... my editor sucks donkeyballs.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 30, 2021 11:48 PM (BPuaD)

401 AtC doesn't like high cotton for picking.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 30, 2021 11:49 PM (QHqf9)

402 I get your point, but not all regions have flint/stone readily available, but could have verdant fields and an easy agricultural existence.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:41 PM (hOUT3)

Even total vegans practicing agriculture would need some stone tools for processing their crops. Mortar and pestle would be likely.

Could well be many sites located at the bottom of the Med, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:49 PM (P3gRi)

403 I've heard I'm gonna beat you like a rented mule.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:45 PM (2nXUK)


I've heard "beating it like it owes me money" in reference to certain solo practices.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:49 PM (7F9te)

404 Just watched an interesting movie called Time Changer, with Hal Linden and Gavin Macleod (2002).

Tagline is "What if you could see the future impact of your beliefs? One man will..."

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 30, 2021 11:49 PM (VmzRz)

405 Careful around Mehmet Oz. He happens to have a valid take on the C19 panic, but he is a predator.

He pushes supplements and fads which play well with his audience and which he sometimes has a financial interest in. He has zero regard for the health of his viewers, it's all about making Mehmet Oz a celebrity and ---ing with the fools who watch his show.

Posted by: Finally at November 30, 2021 11:49 PM (Q5Poh)

406 The way English is becoming the lingua franca, I can't think of any nationality where they won't have it as a second language in fifty years.

------

You funny roundeye

Posted by: Han Chinese at November 30, 2021 11:50 PM (JtPV8)

407 Battle of Tollense Valley in northern Germany, about 1250 BC.
Was a surprise both because large battles weren't supposed to happen at that time, and because the participants came from different places.

Posted by: Lirio100 at November 30, 2021 11:50 PM (uFOGo)

408 Some body was using electricity 2000 years ago, and just how long did they know about that shit before that battery was even made. There is some crazy shit out there.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:43 PM (VwHCD)

Apparently, they had figured out some way to electroplate gold or silver onto base metal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:51 PM (P3gRi)

409
I've heard I'm gonna beat you like a rented mule.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:45 PM (2nXUK)

__________

I used to say that R&D in a commodity chemicals company was the rented mule of a red-haired stepchild.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2021 11:51 PM (/U27+)

410 long did they know about that shit before that battery was even made. There is some crazy shit out there.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonhead

I've never heard of the Baghdad battery before. It's fascinating. I now have some fun tabs open, Fordlandia, a disgusting fish and a really old battery.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:52 PM (2nXUK)

411 You can construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bearskins.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (63Dwl)

412 >>> 395 Presumably even failed proto-civilizations would have left behind flint arrowheads and stone knives. If you have no tools at all, you are still an ape.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (P3gRi)

Well here's the thing, a lot of times they do. The problem is that just like this covid crap where the people who really know are silenced, same goes in archaeology, and has for years. They find tools in strata that dates to 20,000 bc and the "academics" poo poo it, because it isn't in their interest. They found a 2000 frigging year old battery in the desert of iraq. I'm surprised that didn't go under the radar. Some body was using electricity 2000 years ago, and just how long did they know about that shit before that battery was even made. There is some crazy shit out there.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:43 PM (VwHCD)

I remember reading about that. It *could* be an experiment and they had no clue what it could be used for. Then again we only found one, so if there were more they didn't preserve well, and maybe other tools from that era didn't either.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (llON8)

413 382
"High Cotton":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhsbhbnKoR0
Posted by: publius, Rascally
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Knew you were going to do that.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (iam1O)

414 Apparently, they had figured out some way to electroplate gold or silver onto base metal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:51 PM (P3gRi)

Bingo. Funny how they just gloss over the obvious answers.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (VwHCD)

415
Hand cotton picking hasn't been done for decades, except maybe for fun.

See the difference between cotton pickers and cotton strippers. A cotton picker is a very intricate machine, and for years they were only two row. John Deere came out with a 4-row cotton picker, and that was something.

My father used to grow cotton, but by the '70s, when I was a kid, it was going out of the area. The local gins shut down. But I have memories as a little play playing in cotton wagons.

Around the place here, I can still occasionally find an old rusty cotton picker spindle. A picker had to be overhauled every so often, and I can remember my father doing that. Many, many little parts that would wear out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (Mzdiz)

416 >>Well here's the thing, a lot of times they do. The problem is that just like this covid crap where the people who really know are silenced, same goes in archaeology, and has for years.


I think another big problem is too often people don't look.

The continents didn't always look like they do today, far from it. At one time Australia was part of a land mass that included Tasmania, Papua New Guinea and a bunch of other South Pacific islands. The aborigines have existed for 50 - 60,000 years in that region, they are a living historical artifact that most just ignore.

Australia is one big archeological dig that is constantly under exploration and new finds are made all over the continent all the time that give clues into the formation of the earth but almost nobody cares. Life crawled out of the ocean there millions of years ago but that isn't much fun. Doom is much much more entertaining even if it is mostly bullshit.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 30, 2021 11:54 PM (ZLI7S)

417 411 You can construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bearskins.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (63Dwl)

Or fashion some kind of rudimentary lathe.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:54 PM (II3Gr)

418 Queen LeBronie James is vaxxed and has just tested positive for the Kung Flu.

Karma is a bitch.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 30, 2021 11:55 PM (M8yB3)

419 I remember reading about that. It *could* be an experiment and they had no clue what it could be used for. Then again we only found one, so if there were more they didn't preserve well, and maybe other tools from that era didn't either.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (llON

Not if there were any versions of leftists. Electricity bad, rip down the statues.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:55 PM (VwHCD)

420 Doom is much much more entertaining even if it is mostly bullshit.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 30, 2021 11:54 PM (ZLI7S)

I played Doom for many many hours back in the day. Highly entertaining.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:56 PM (II3Gr)

421

My God, John Deer makes a 6 row picker now -- cost for a used one is a mere $650K or so.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 30, 2021 11:56 PM (Mzdiz)

422
I heard that CNN suspended Fredo -- does anyone know from which lamppost?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 30, 2021 11:57 PM (pNxlR)

423
A new 6-row will run you 3/4 of million. Might as well call it a million.

Shit fire.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 30, 2021 11:57 PM (Mzdiz)

424 Queen LeBronie James is vaxxed and has just tested positive for the Kung Flu.

Karma is a bitch.


The only thing I'll give him credit for is saying the vax is a personal choice.

https://bit.ly/3xHrU9x

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 30, 2021 11:58 PM (SchxB)

425 Then again we only found one, so if there were more they didn't preserve well, and maybe other tools from that era didn't either.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket





They used the battery as the igniter for their rocket ship, and it is all that is left behind. They are waiting for us on Titan.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 30, 2021 11:58 PM (M8yB3)

426 He pushes supplements and fads which play well with his audience and which he sometimes has a financial interest in. He has zero regard for the health of his viewers, it's all about making Mehmet Oz a celebrity and ---ing with the fools who watch his show.
Posted by: Finally at November

I agree with all of you guys about Dr Oz, he's a con man.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:58 PM (2nXUK)

427
Queen LeBronie James is vaxxed and has just tested positive for the Kung Flu.

Karma is a bitch.
Posted by: Sharkman


Perhaps he should give his pal Pooh Bear a call and ask what the CCP bigwigs take for Coof.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 30, 2021 11:58 PM (pNxlR)

428 Queen LeBronie James is vaxxed and has just tested positive for the Kung Flu.

Karma is a bitch.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 30, 2021 11:55 PM (M8yB3)

and sometimes...its a fairy god mother. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:59 PM (VwHCD)

429 Shit fire.

Eating habaneros will do that to you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 30, 2021 11:59 PM (SchxB)

430 If you can take care of your sh!t and handle your usage, you should not be busted for your chemical of choice, whether that be alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, or whatever. If you can't take care of your sh!t and you can't handle your usage, it really doesn't matter whether The Gubmint has approved of what you took or not. The Gubmint big enough to bust your successful and self-sufficient neighbor for doing something you disapprove of is big enough to make your life miserable too. And just because it's legal is no sanction for you to become an ill-mannered, fight-startin', obligation-forgettin' drunk.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 30, 2021 11:59 PM (KAi1n)

431 I played Doom for many many hours back in the day. Highly entertaining.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist.



Redneck Rampage will always be my favorite game. Right after Myst.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:00 AM (M8yB3)

432 Even total vegans practicing agriculture would need some stone tools for processing their crops. Mortar and pestle would be likely.

Could well be many sites located at the bottom of the Med, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea.

Oh that's ridiculous. It's bad enough they built their towns underwater, but planted crops there as well? Maybe it was early aquaculture.

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 01, 2021 12:00 AM (bzrNB)

433
I agree with all of you guys about Dr Oz, he's a con man.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:58 PM (2nXUK)
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Doesn't he have a pretty heavy CV pre-TV?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 01, 2021 12:00 AM (iam1O)

434 I played Doom for many many hours back in the day. Highly entertaining.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:56 PM (II3Gr)

That was some killer shit back in the day. Nothing like it really.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 12:00 AM (VwHCD)

435 A new 6-row will run you 3/4 of million. Might as well call it a million.

Shit fire.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion'

I've never watched cotton being harvested. That is one expensive machine.

How wide are the beds? I haven't been in a cotton field in probably 20 years.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 01, 2021 12:01 AM (2nXUK)

436 Redneck Rampage will always be my favorite game. Right after Myst.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:00 AM (M8yB3)

Myst was great.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 12:01 AM (VwHCD)

437 The war on drugs has been a colossal failure in every front. All it has done is grow police budgets across the country and turned local police forces into mini armies. Decriminalizing at least will put and end to that shut if nothing else.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 01, 2021 12:02 AM (onEN1)

438 I played Doom for many many hours back in the day. Highly entertaining.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 30, 2021 11:56 PM (II3Gr)

That was some killer shit back in the day. Nothing like it really.


People are still churning out mods for it: https://youtu.be/1_lwRemiTAA

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 01, 2021 12:02 AM (SchxB)

439 The war on drugs has been a colossal failure in every front. All it has done is grow police budgets across the country and turned local police forces into mini armies. Decriminalizing at least will put and end to that shut if nothing else.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 01, 2021 12:02 AM (onEN1)

Yup.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 12:03 AM (VwHCD)

440 >>> 419 I remember reading about that. It *could* be an experiment and they had no clue what it could be used for. Then again we only found one, so if there were more they didn't preserve well, and maybe other tools from that era didn't either.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (llON

Not if there were any versions of leftists. Electricity bad, rip down the statues.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:55 PM (VwHCD)

HA! In Lucifer's Hammer the post-SMOD crazies spend a lot of energy destroying the "works of man" - in one case a power plant. I hadn't thought of contemporaries deliberately trashing things but given human nature...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:03 AM (llON8)

441 430

Amen brother.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 01, 2021 12:03 AM (onEN1)

442 I heard that CNN suspended Fredo -- does anyone know from which lamppost?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)


If toobin can get back in, how long before fredo is rehabbed?

Posted by: Some Rat at December 01, 2021 12:03 AM (r1z5A)

443
Presumably even failed proto-civilizations would have left behind flint arrowheads and stone knives. If you have no tools at all, you are still an ape.


gSon is rooting for me to construct a stone axe for him. We picked out the stone and slicks today.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2021 12:04 AM (pNxlR)

444 >>> 425
.....
They used the battery as the igniter for their rocket ship, and it is all that is left behind. They are waiting for us on Titan.
Posted by: Sharkman at November 30, 2021 11:58 PM (M8yB3)

No, silly, that's Europa. Or was it Jupiter? Whichever was declared off-limits in 2010. Now you know *why*!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:04 AM (llON8)

445 I dont own a gun but I fully support the right of others to own one. I also dont do drugs but fully support the right of others to fuck the elves up if they wish to do so. Same with cigarettes. Same with eating junk and fast food every day. Have at it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 01, 2021 12:05 AM (onEN1)

446 Redneck Rampage will always be my favorite game. Right after Myst.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:00 AM (M8yB3)

Myst was great.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 12:01 AM (VwHCD)


LOVED Myst. Cyan is near here and they do tours and such when they're not shut down for Covid. I geeked out hard when son told me that.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:05 AM (qxz9B)

447 >> How wide are the beds? I haven't been in a cotton field in probably 20 years.

My father planted cotton in 38" rows, maybe 36", which was sort of standard spacing. Near as I can figure, 36" is about the minimum, considered the width needed for the picker.

A cotton picker (as opposed to a stripper, which is cheaper and faster, but results in lower quality fibers) is a very intricate machine, lots of moving parts.

I can remember my father's old Allis-Chalmers 2-row picker. Each "bank" had rows of spindles that turned individually, in these rack affairs. Very complicated mechanism with lots of small moving parts.

Overhauling meant replacing all those little parts.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 12:06 AM (Mzdiz)

448 This is what was tickling the back of my brain about Salome. Caravaggio, Salome with the Head of John the Baptist:

https://tinyurl.com/yckj3cuj

I was working and suddenly Caravaggio popped in my head with respect to Salome/John the Baptist. The maddening part, this is not the painting that popped in my head. I hate the way my mind works. Titian even popped in my head- but it isn't that painting either. Dammit, famous biblical beheadings?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 01, 2021 12:06 AM (kBuGL)

449 438 I played Doom for many many hours back in the day. Highly entertaining.


Marathon was also nice

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 01, 2021 12:06 AM (j9HX3)

450 So at trivia tonight, I knew who developed the anthrax vaccine because of Blazing Saddles.
Posted by: Jordan61 at November 30, 2021 11:38 PM (qxz9B)


Useless trivia in my head for 30+ years -- What is the name of the thing used in shoe stores to measure your foot? I'll be amazed if anyone knows (without looking it up, of course).

Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:07 AM (mZUr4)

451 gSon is rooting for me to construct a stone axe for him. We picked out the stone and slicks today.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

That is freaking awesome man!

Posted by: Some Rat at December 01, 2021 12:07 AM (r1z5A)

452 Anyone can comment first.
But it is the rare few of us who can post drunken comments to an empty thread at 3:30 am when only a sober Skip is around to hear us.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 10:55
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I think I resemble that remark, it's a fine moment of joy in your AOSHQ experience. There's also a sober? MLiI appearing most days.

BC It must be from being tarbenders for years, our timeclocks being twisted by those years, different times than normal folks.

Posted by: Farmer at December 01, 2021 12:08 AM (55Qr6)

453 I played Doom for many many hours back in the day. Highly entertaining.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist


Literally the reason I bought my first computer.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 01, 2021 12:09 AM (r1z5A)

454 Like MASH, I have come to dislike them more as I get older- and for much the same reason.

It is true that Beatles as some sort of philosophers or role models for behavior is pretty deeply wrong, although I think Lennon was just damaged, Paul wants to be The Biggest Man in show business, and Ringo just wanted a job. George was a genuine good guy by most accounts. But musically there was no one like them befote, and none since. I feel that way more and more as I get older. And they weren't that spectacular individually. People bash them because of familiarity, being sick of the hype, and being symbols of the Boomer 60s. But they really WERE that good, togethet, at that time.

Posted by: Azjaeger at December 01, 2021 12:10 AM (3/XaG)

455 mechanism with lots of small moving parts.

Overhauling meant replacing all those little parts.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapsc

That's really interesting. I picture a machine like a wine grape harvester. It's probably much different but I can picture it at least.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 01, 2021 12:10 AM (2nXUK)

456 That same Gubmint that would thrust me into prison for smoking a doob, despite being a productive citizen all my adult life, is the same Gubmint that will destroy your home without compensating you, because tough sh!t, that's the way it is loser. Now get vaxxed!

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:10 AM (KAi1n)

457 >>> 450
.....
Useless trivia in my head for 30+ years -- What is the name of the thing used in shoe stores to measure your foot? I'll be amazed if anyone knows (without looking it up, of course).
Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:07 AM (mZUr4)

I cheated:
https://is.gd/cTUBoT
Interesting that it's "increasingly rare" too.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:10 AM (llON8)

458
And my daddy died young
Workin' in the coal mine

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 01, 2021 12:11 AM (BPuaD)

459
Useless trivia in my head for 30+ years -- What is the name of the thing used in shoe stores to measure your foot? I'll be amazed if anyone knows (without looking it up, of course).
Posted by: Doof


A footometer.

Once hailed as the grand unification device to bring together the English and metric systems, the footometer enjoyed a brief reign as kind of a proto-skateboard for smacking noggins by mostly peaceful protesters before the skateboard caught on and supplanted it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2021 12:11 AM (pNxlR)

460
If you're interested, look up how a cotton picker works. As the machine moves through the rows, the cotton plants come in the banks of spindles. They are rotating with little barbs on them. That grabs the cotton balls and pulls them off the plants. You have a water tank that constantly sprays a mist of water on the spindles, that keeps them clean.

The cotton is then pulled off the spindles and sucked by a huge blower, which blows it up into the basket.

It takes a lot of skill to run a cotton picker, not to mention adjusting it properly. A well adjusted picker can get 98% of the cotton. A poorly adjusted and operated one might get less than 80%.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 12:12 AM (Mzdiz)

461 I cheated:
https://is.gd/cTUBoT
Interesting that it's "increasingly rare" too.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:10 AM (llON


I cheated, too. And now I'm hoping that comes up as a question the next time I go.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:12 AM (qxz9B)

462 Anyone here play scorched earth back in the day? I spent hours upon hours on it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 01, 2021 12:13 AM (onEN1)

463 A footometer.

Once hailed as the grand unification device to bring together the English and metric systems, the footometer enjoyed a brief reign as kind of a proto-skateboard for smacking noggins by mostly peaceful protesters before the skateboard caught on and supplanted it.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2021 12:11 AM (pNxlR)

False. But I like your answer better than the real one!!

Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:13 AM (mZUr4)

464 I hadn't thought of contemporaries deliberately trashing things but given human nature...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket



One of my favorite books. Along with Inferno and The Mote in God's Eye by the same authors.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:13 AM (M8yB3)

465
That is freaking awesome man!
Posted by: Some Rat


I'm reviewing lashings and softening leather laces in water in anticipation that I'll actually go through with it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2021 12:13 AM (pNxlR)

466
Overhauling meant replacing all those little parts.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapsc

I looked at the John Deere Cotton picker, that is really cool. Looks damn expensive.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 01, 2021 12:14 AM (2nXUK)

467 FMP. corollary of FJB

Posted by: jeff at December 01, 2021 12:14 AM (nf4HY)

468

I'm going to take Miley down state into cotton country, and maybe over in downstate Georgia. I want her to see cotton in the field, and cotton pickers operating. And the gins, etc, etc.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 12:15 AM (Mzdiz)

469 It boggles my mind when people who drink and love to talk about drinking also want drugs banned.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 01, 2021 12:15 AM (onEN1)

470
False. But I like your answer better than the real one!!
Posted by: Doof


Thanks. I was primed for a long flight powered by bullshit and that offered a perfect opportunity to indulge in one.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2021 12:15 AM (pNxlR)

471 I cheated:
https://is.gd/cTUBoT
Interesting that it's "increasingly rare" too.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:10 AM (llON

I cheated, too. And now I'm hoping that comes up as a question the next time I go.
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:12 AM (qxz9B)

I used to work in a shoe store back in the 80s. Used that damn thing so many times. Thought the name was cool. Now it's my go to trivia question. Hardly anyone has ever gotten it right. If you ever get that question, please be sure to let me know!!

Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:16 AM (mZUr4)

472 I remember reading about that. It *could* be an experiment and they had no clue what it could be used for. Then again we only found one, so if there were more they didn't preserve well, and maybe other tools from that era didn't either.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 11:53 PM (llON

Apparently more were found at the same site, but now all have been lost again.

Suppose you were some alchemist plying your craft in some Babylonian village circa 200 A.D. You are messing around with some bluestone (copper sulfate), which was certainly available in antiquity, and dissolve some in water. Then you stick a polished iron knife blade into that solution. It comes out with a flash plating of copper on it. Holy shit! You mess around with other metals, and various configurations of the ones you have, and find a way to put a thin coat of gold on a piece of lead. Jackpot! Are you going to write it down? Are you going to tell anybody? Fuck no! Use your discovery to make fake gold coins, accumulate a fortune, and get out of Dodge.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 12:16 AM (P3gRi)

473 >>> 461
.....
I cheated, too. And now I'm hoping that comes up as a question the next time I go.
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:12 AM (qxz9B)

I had to go check out the online shop of the manufacturer. Made in the US. Also, they have a book about making lasts - iirc the sole of the shoe and getting it connected to the body.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:17 AM (llON8)

474 Cotton machines out here look like big scoops in front of the vehicle, it strips everything off the stems and conveys it into a sealed box behind the cab.

There is a chute coming from the box that blows the cleaned cotton into the bed of an 18 wheeler driving next to the box.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 01, 2021 12:17 AM (iam1O)

475 I've been to 7 Dead shows, starting with Dylan and the Dead at RFK in 1986. Let's see, that one, 2 at Irvine Meadows in 1987, Ventura in 1987, 1 in Long Beach or thereabouts in 1988, and 1 up here (well, Mountain View) at Shoreline in 1988-ish. The Long Beach show I'd been anticipating all week by singing "Sugar Magnolia" a lot and amazeballs my luck, it was the last song they played. : - >. My favorite Dead song is Phil Lesh's "Box of Rain". "American Beauty" is a fantastic album.

The sum total of all the drugs I did at all 7 shows - 1 beer. Heh. : - >

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:18 AM (KAi1n)

476 I had to go check out the online shop of the manufacturer. Made in the US. Also, they have a book about making lasts - iirc the sole of the shoe and getting it connected to the body.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:17 AM (llON

Glad to have given you a thing that you will likely remember forever now. Haha!!

Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:19 AM (mZUr4)

477 Dammit, famous biblical beheadings?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop



Nice, but I much prefer Bernie Kliban's "John The Baptist and a Side of Fries":

https://tinyurl.com/Kliban-J-the-Baptist

Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:19 AM (M8yB3)

478 364 Think someone here commented to the effect that there could have been very many proto-civilizations that did not quite make it to the enduring artifact stage, wiped out by disease, famine, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. long before they were able to leave a permanent record.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at November 30, 2021 11:31 PM (hOUT3)

Presumably even failed proto-civilizations would have left behind flint arrowheads and stone knives. If you have no tools at all, you are still an ape.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2021 11:34 PM (P3gRi)
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If you get past the stone tool stage, though, your tools become better but more fragile. A few glaciers run over your stone axe for 100,000 years or so, and it will drop out just fine when they recede. Your Husqvarna chainsaw, not so much.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at December 01, 2021 12:19 AM (lNHqD)

479 >>> 464
.....
One of my favorite books. Along with Inferno and The Mote in God's Eye by the same authors.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:13 AM (M8yB3)

I haven't read those but have enjoyed some of their others. The mini-skiffy-con in Footfall was amusing.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:19 AM (llON8)

480 It takes a lot of skill to run a cotton picker, not to mention adjusting it properly. A well adjusted picker can get 98% of the cotton. A poorly adjusted and operated one might get less than 80%.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapsc

I am interested. It's amazing how far we have come.
Cotton isn't grown around here, I've only seen it in the San Joaquin valley.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 01, 2021 12:20 AM (2nXUK)

481 Doom was kinda unique in that the development engine was available for download, so anyone could write a new level of the game.

I had a couple of floppies full of user designed levels; some playable, some not.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2021 12:21 AM (F0YaR)

482 The sum total of all the drugs I did at all 7 shows - 1 beer. Heh. : - >
Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:18 AM (KAi1n)


Someone forgot to give you the memo about how Dead shows work!!

Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:21 AM (mZUr4)

483 If you ever get that question, please be sure to let me know!!
Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:16 AM (mZUr4)


I will! I swear, we get the stupidest questions. How the hell am I supposed to know who invented the vacuum tube for radios?

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:22 AM (qxz9B)

484 >>> 472
.....
Apparently more were found at the same site, but now all have been lost again.

Suppose you were some alchemist plying your craft in some Babylonian village circa 200 A.D. You are messing around with some bluestone (copper sulfate), which was certainly available in antiquity, and dissolve some in water. Then you stick a polished iron knife blade into that solution. It comes out with a flash plating of copper on it. Holy shit! You mess around with other metals, and various configurations of the ones you have, and find a way to put a thin coat of gold on a piece of lead. Jackpot! Are you going to write it down? Are you going to tell anybody? Fuck no! Use your discovery to make fake gold coins, accumulate a fortune, and get out of Dodge.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 12:16 AM (P3gRi)

lol yeah. Another reason why an invention might not get much farther than the initial discovery / device. Just because civilization Whosits develops ThisThing doesn't mean they also figured out related items that we use today.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:22 AM (llON8)

485 I played Doom for many many hours back in the day. Highly entertaining.
Posted by: Insomniac

Doom came out during my 2L law school year. Two of my class friends (we lived in the grad dorm) would spend hours playing each other by modem. Me and another friend would occasionally play too. MY computer game drug was Civilization, which came out my 1st year. Oh boy.... I didn't even have a computer. My friend would let me use his for an hour a day after class. I was obsessed. I spent my classroom time daydreaming about my next moves that day. It really was a drug to me. I ended the year with a 2.7 GPA. I wouldn't have used any illegal drug because reserves, but I have no doubt that had I been able to substitute weed for Civ, my grades would have been better.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:24 AM (KAi1n)

486 I will! I swear, we get the stupidest questions. How the hell am I supposed to know who invented the vacuum tube for radios?
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:22 AM (qxz9B)

I love trivia games. Do you play at a bar/restaurant? Is it one of those NTN type things?

Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:25 AM (mZUr4)

487 I haven't read those but have enjoyed some of their others. The mini-skiffy-con in Footfall was amusing.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket



Inferno is about an author who dies and wakes up in Hell and winds up following Dante to try to find his way out.

The Mote in God's Eye is a fantastic interstellar empire makes first contact with some wildly alien aliens story.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:25 AM (M8yB3)

488 I will! I swear, we get the stupidest questions. How the hell am I supposed to know who invented the vacuum tube for radios?
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:22 AM (qxz9B)

Well, that's open to debate. Lee DeForest is generally considered to be the first guy to invent a tube that could amplify a signal. Thomas Edison invented a diode, but couldn't figure out a use for it, and it was really a dead end in his search for a way to stop light bulbs from getting blackened on the inside of the glass. He tried to contest DeForest's patent, IIRC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 12:26 AM (P3gRi)

489
Havesting equipment is becoming very automated now. In the old days, the driver of the picker had to do everything manually. Constantly adjusting the height of each row unit (in hilly country, where we are, you're doing that all the time). Steering was critical, you wanted to center the row perfectly in the middle.

A lot of that is automated now, using all sorts of fancy and expensive electronic feedback controls. Automatic steering is being used. They use that on combines as well now. Let the machine precisely align itself moving down the rows.

A modern picker compared to my father's old '60s era picker would be like comparing a Model T to modern vehicle.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 12:26 AM (Mzdiz)

490 I will! I swear, we get the stupidest questions. How the hell am I supposed to know who invented the vacuum tube for radios?

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:22 AM (qxz9B)

Those of us who use guitar amps with tubes have john ambrose fleming's statue as part of our gear. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 12:27 AM (VwHCD)

491 I am interested. It's amazing how far we have come.
Cotton isn't grown around here, I've only seen it in the San Joaquin valley.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 01, 2021 12:20 AM (2nXUK)

I think they grow some near the Colorado River and in the Imperial Valley too, the Coast and the Sacramento Valley tend to be too cold for Cotton.

Interestingly, a lot of California (as far north as Sacramento I think) is suitable for Tabacco and decent amount of it was grown here in the past. Not sure if any still is though.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 01, 2021 12:28 AM (tHj/E)

492 I love trivia games. Do you play at a bar/restaurant? Is it one of those NTN type things?
Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:25 AM (mZUr4)


Yes and yes! There is one team that kicks everyone's ass every week and it's annoying.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:28 AM (qxz9B)

493 Remember 'You don't know Jack!'?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 01, 2021 12:29 AM (kBuGL)

494 Someone forgot to give you the memo about how Dead shows work!!
Posted by: Doof

Yeah, I got the memo. By my 2nd show, I had already used alcohol, marijuana, LSD, and mushrooms in private. I just didn't want to use them at Dead shows. I really like the music, love the live performances, didn't want to wait in line for the can, and I get way too much into my own head when I'm intoxicated on anything. So, sober was the way to go. I did have a friend who took the brown acid and was later taken to the hospital in Irvine for overnight observation -- and acid was his drug of choice.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:29 AM (KAi1n)

495 Well, that's open to debate. Lee DeForest is generally considered to be the first guy to invent a tube that could amplify a signal. Thomas Edison invented a diode, but couldn't figure out a use for it, and it was really a dead end in his search for a way to stop light bulbs from getting blackened on the inside of the glass. He tried to contest DeForest's patent, IIRC.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 12:26 AM (P3gRi)


DeForest was the answer. What are you doing next Tuesday? LOL.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:29 AM (qxz9B)

496
I remember the gins as well. You'd carry the cotton to the gin in these old 4-wheel cotton wagons. The gin had a giant suction intake that sucked the cotton out of the wagons.

I was just a little boy when that was going on. I always wanted to go inside the gin, but my father wouldn't let me, as it was too dangerous for a little child to be any near without basically holding him and making sure he didn't touch anything.

OHSA would've probably thrown the gin people in jail now. And I'm sure modern gins are quite expensive, with all sorts of safety equipment and rules.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 12:30 AM (Mzdiz)

497 Remember 'You don't know Jack!'?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 01, 2021 12:29 AM (kBuGL)


Oh I loved that game!

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:30 AM (qxz9B)

498 BTW, I came across this earlier:
https://www.seeker.com/videos/health/getting-educated-
on-female-orgasms

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:30 AM (KAi1n)

499 Hey Horde, Just finished watching An Affair To remember, I am such a sucker for that movie. Helena, I meant to tell you last night that the Lincoln Continental with the burgundy interior that you linked to last night was a sweet looking ride, I need to go back and look at the length of that thing and was it owned by Buck Owens?? The thread went all suicidal and I got distracted. Currently setting up a small Christmas tree in the back hall. I am untangling a new set of lights. Anywho, cheers to the Horde as I raise a petite glass of wine.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 12:31 AM (a4EWo)

500 It pointed to Bannon's own comments outside the courthouse after his first preliminary hearing.

"I'm telling you right now, this is going to be the misdemeanor from hell for Merrick Garland, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden,' Bannon said outside the courthouse.

'Joe Biden ordered Merrick Garland to prosecute me from the White House lawn when he got off Marine One, and we're going to go on the offense. We're tired of playing defense. We're going to go on the offense on this,' Bannon vowed.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 01, 2021 12:31 AM (iam1O)

501 I love trivia games. Do you play at a bar/restaurant? Is it one of those NTN type things?
Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:25 AM (mZUr4)

Yes and yes! There is one team that kicks everyone's ass every week and it's annoying.
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:28 AM (qxz9B)


Before WuFlu when we used to go on cruises, I was usually the guy kicking everyones' asses at Name That Tune. I'm sure that was annoying to everyone else!!

Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:31 AM (mZUr4)

502 South Park, A New Covid Variant is Discovered:

https://youtu.be/qzEoBrr9gRA

Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:33 AM (M8yB3)

503 >>> 499 Hey Horde, Just finished watching An Affair To remember, I am such a sucker for that movie. Helena, I meant to tell you last night that the Lincoln Continental with the burgundy interior that you linked to last night was a sweet looking ride, I need to go back and look at the length of that thing and was it owned by Buck Owens?? The thread went all suicidal and I got distracted. Currently setting up a small Christmas tree in the back hall. I am untangling a new set of lights. Anywho, cheers to the Horde as I raise a petite glass of wine.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 12:31 AM (a4EWo)

Hey there! I'm about to fall asleep so you have good timing. Those Lincolns were nice boats, weren't they?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 01, 2021 12:33 AM (llON8)

504 I think they grow some near the Colorado River and in the Imperial Valley too, the Coast and the Sacramento Valley tend to be too cold for Cotton.

Interestingly, a lot of California (as far north as Sacramento I think) is suitable for Tabacco and decent amount of it was grown here in the past. Not sure if any still is though.
Posted by: Surfperch at December 01, 2021 12:28 AM (tHj/E)

Plenty of cotton grown here in Arizona, to this day. San Tan Valley, and Coolidge area, for sure. I have seen cotton fields here many times.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 12:34 AM (P3gRi)

505 A modern picker compared to my father's old '60s era picker would be like comparing a Model T to modern vehicle.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapsc

Our fancy tractors have GPS and they laser site the rows? Or something. My mechanic has an app on his phone and he can see all the fancy tractors on a map and he can look at the control panel while someone else is driving it. I like the big ones with tracks.
Tractors I've never seen before in use I find it really interesting.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 01, 2021 12:34 AM (2nXUK)

506 Not the beheading of John The Baptist by Caravaggio either (I think CBD did that one a while back.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 01, 2021 12:35 AM (kBuGL)

507
I will! I swear, we get the stupidest questions. How the hell am I supposed to know who invented the vacuum tube for radios?
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:22 AM (qxz9B)

I love trivia games. Do you play at a bar/restaurant? Is it one of those NTN type things?
Posted by: Doof


I generally kicked ass at such games to the point where no one wanted me to play in a game of Trivial Pursuit unless teams were formed so as to level the playing field. They wished.

There was a mixed crowd from our workplace that played once during a happy hour at a bar some forty years back. We won all the prizes that evening -- bottles of wine they were.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2021 12:36 AM (pNxlR)

508 Yeah, I got the memo. By my 2nd show, I had already used alcohol, marijuana, LSD, and mushrooms in private. I just didn't want to use them at Dead shows. I really like the music, love the live performances, didn't want to wait in line for the can, and I get way too much into my own head when I'm intoxicated on anything. So, sober was the way to go. I did have a friend who took the brown acid and was later taken to the hospital in Irvine for overnight observation -- and acid was his drug of choice.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:29 AM (KAi1n)

I gotta say, in the almost 40 years I was involved in bands I saw some heinous drug use. Some drugs are just sooo fucking dangerous. I got scared straight before I even started. My very first exposure was during a multi band show, and the band that went up after us. Their singer was smoking angel dust, and during their set he just stopped singing and started babbling, and crying, and talking about bullshit, and..wtf. I found out later what he was doing. I saw musicians literally destroy themselves. Gifted musicians, go off on a trip and never come back.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 12:37 AM (VwHCD)

509 Colbert has Peter Dinklage on. He is singing. He cannot carry a tune in a bucket. What the hell? And they are clapping and cheering?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 01, 2021 12:37 AM (kBuGL)

510 Plenty of cotton grown here in Arizona, to this day. San Tan Valley, and Coolidge area, for sure. I have seen cotton fields here many times.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 12:34 AM (P3gRi)


My sister lives in San Tan Valley.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:39 AM (qxz9B)

511 I was in a pub near Woking, England years ago for the annual Woking Beer Festival (I almost joined CAMRA). We were playing trivia at the table and one question was who invented television. It got a bit tense when I explained that no, Scotsman Logie Baird did not invent television, Philo Farnsworth did, in San Francisco. But after a bit of research, the fookin' American got credit for the answer.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:39 AM (KAi1n)

512 Yeah, I got the memo. By my 2nd show, I had already used alcohol, marijuana, LSD, and mushrooms in private. I just didn't want to use them at Dead shows. I really like the music, love the live performances, didn't want to wait in line for the can, and I get way too much into my own head when I'm intoxicated on anything. So, sober was the way to go. I did have a friend who took the brown acid and was later taken to the hospital in Irvine for overnight observation -- and acid was his drug of choice.
Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:29 AM (KAi1n)

Wish I was sober for some of the shows I went to. Others I'm glad I wasn't!

Posted by: Doof at December 01, 2021 12:40 AM (mZUr4)

513 Aetius, I luv ya, but last night was suicides, I hope this isn't going to be a beheadings thread, it just seems a little grim for the season, although I do believe the left would be happy if we beheaded Santa.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 12:40 AM (a4EWo)

514 Old south commentary newspaper writer: Lewis Grizzard. Grew up reading his weekend articles.

Posted by: enzo at December 01, 2021 12:40 AM (AY0BI)

515 But it is.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2021 12:40 AM (vuisn)

516 South Park, A New Covid Variant is Discovered:

https://youtu.be/qzEoBrr9gRA
Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:33 AM (M8yB3)


LOL. Covid Delta Plus Rewards Program variant!

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 01, 2021 12:41 AM (qxz9B)

517 And they are clapping and cheering?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 01, 2021 12:37 AM (kBuGL)

Seals gotta seal

Posted by: a dude in MI at December 01, 2021 12:42 AM (+I6Y/)

518 Another bit of trivia. Years ago I had a client named Farnsworth who had discovered he was [insert ordinal number] cousins with Philo. Philo's widow, Elma, was still alive at this point. Client eventually gave me a copy of Philo's biography "Distant Vision - Romance and Discovery on an Invisible Frontier" written by Elma. She inscribed it to me: "Best wishes to [SFGoth], Esq. Do you know how to get to the Supreme Court? Practice, man, practice! Never lose faith in yourself or your Maker, God our Father. You will know what I mean if you read my book. I know this to be true. Love, Elma "Pem" Gardner Farnsworth".

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:43 AM (KAi1n)

519

There was a lot of cotton picking in Untamed Youth.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051139

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 01, 2021 12:44 AM (63Dwl)

520 Lewis Grizzard was a great writer.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 12:44 AM (a4EWo)

521 How far? "How many beans in the jar?" No seriously - while I don't think there is anything but trace or circumstantial evidence for this - I also think there *couldn't* be, for many reasons. I'm a bit surprised the idea hasn't popped up more in SF stories.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 30, 2021 10:35 PM (llON


Most archeologists get twitchy about anything back before the end of the Younger Dryas, though there is indications that there was a lot going on even in the New World

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 12:46 AM (ZMraq)

522 Apocalyptic dream

Posted by: Skip at December 01, 2021 12:46 AM (2JoB8)

523 Scotsman Logie Baird did not invent television, Philo Farnsworth did, in San Francisco. But after a bit of research, the fookin' American got credit for the answer.
Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:39 AM (KAi1n)

Well, both invented a system of television. And both worked to some degree. But Farnsworth's system was much more amebable to commercial production.

Fun fact: Farnsworth also invented a machine that does hydrogen fusion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 12:46 AM (P3gRi)

524 I saw musicians literally destroy themselves. Gifted musicians, go off on a trip and never come back.
Posted by: Berserker

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Roger Barrett at December 01, 2021 12:46 AM (KAi1n)

525
I used to keep up with tractor and farm equipment tech, but I've been out of the loop for about 20 years now.

I remember when they first started putting radar on tractors to detect true ground speed. My father and the others of his generation laughed at that, considering it stupid extravagant nonsense.

The idea was of course to know true ground speed, and thus determine wheel slip, allowing you to properly ballast for different conditions, and achieve maximum possible fuel efficiency.

My father and his bunch were of the opinion that kind of stuff was just "too much candy for a nickel" (more than a nickel by far). That kind of stuff was just something to go wrong and be difficult to repair, wouldn't last under tough conditions, etc.

But that's where they've gone, and you wouldn't believe the sophistication now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 12:47 AM (Mzdiz)

526 Their singer was smoking angel dust, and during their set he just stopped singing and started babbling, and crying, and talking about bullshit, and..wtf. I found out later what he was doing. I saw musicians literally destroy themselves. Gifted musicians, go off on a trip and never come back.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 12:37 AM (VwHCD)
------------

I think we've discussed it before, but, I've done coke, acid, pot, speed, downers, huffed and drank, some of it all at the same time.

Of all of the drugs I tried, I only did pcp once, and that was by accident. I was handed a joint laced with it, and thought, "cool" until it hit me. The absolute worst.

Though, witnessing a guy who tried to leave his colon in the toilet after shooting up a speedball was enough to kill any interest I might have had when it came to injecting drugs.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 01, 2021 12:48 AM (2SdPm)

527 K.K. Downing says in his autobio that he never did anything before a show, even drink. I don't disbelieve him. Sadly, Tipton's coke use may have contributed to his Parkinson's and he was a drinker too.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:51 AM (KAi1n)

528 America is the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people, governed by the most unique political system in history.

For those understandably becoming discouraged by current events, a brief look back through our history will reveal that we've met and prevailed over issues even more serious than the present mess.

What we who fight back against the left are doing is continuing the struggle of those who preceded us.
They strove to ensure the Republic remained intact.

It's part of our heritage to continue the battle. Our family has been in this struggle since the Revolutionary War and I'm proud to have played my small part in that defense. I will defend, as per the oath I took to protect and defend no matter the cost.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 01, 2021 12:51 AM (KATBx)

529 Amen, IG.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 01, 2021 12:53 AM (M8yB3)

530 "Of all of the drugs I tried, I only did pcp once, and that was by accident. I was handed a joint laced with it, and thought, "cool" until it hit me. The absolute worst."

I had a friend who had the same experience. Thought it was just a joint but it was Love Boat. Luckily he didn't live that far from where he was and walked home not really liking the feeling. I've never done horse tranquilizer nor will I.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:56 AM (KAi1n)

531 Takings Clause May Require Compensation when Police Destroy an Innocent Person's Home in Process of Pursuing a Suspect

Now do damages from lockdowns

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 12:56 AM (ZMraq)

532 Good night everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 01, 2021 12:57 AM (2nXUK)

533
My father as a young man did grow cotton in the hand picking days. That was well before my time. Probably in the '50s at the latest. I want to say he got a cotton picker around '60.

Anyway, I've heard stories. You need a bunch of manual labor to pick. Modern equivalent would be like the stories of the contractors going through the parking lot of Home Depot and picking up undocumented labor.

That's what they'd do. Drive into town with a truck pulling a wagon, and the pickers would jump on. They were paid by the weight of the cotton they'd pick. My paternal grandmother was in charge of weighing. One trick they'd pull was to put rocks in the sacks. Which would be very bad for the gin, of course. So, she had to make sure to check for rocks.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 12:57 AM (Mzdiz)

534 Night caligirl.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 01, 2021 12:59 AM (2SdPm)

535 Nite, Caligirl.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 01:00 AM (P3gRi)

536 Think of it this way. Some of these sites around the planet could very well be 12-13,000 years old, or older, and you just don't come down from the trees and say he dudes, lets build an ancient city. You got a long ass period of time to deal with to even acquire those skills, so there had to be civilization/organization to even start the journey of learning.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 30, 2021 11:13 PM (VwHCD)


I think there are two things going on, it is not just the ability to understand basic technology that is the issue, though the development of it was probably extremely slow for various reasons. Along with technology changes there is also social changes that allow adoption of new tech, and in small, extremely conservative societies (as small societies living on the edge of subsistence must be) societal changes are very dangerous.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:01 AM (ZMraq)

537 I had a friend who had the same experience. Thought it was just a joint but it was Love Boat. Luckily he didn't live that far from where he was and walked home not really liking the feeling. I've never done horse tranquilizer nor will I.
Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:56 AM (KAi1n)
--------

What's sort of interesting about my drug use, and it mirrors the crowd I ran with, we partied hard for a few years, then, it was time to give it up and do other things. Only one guy I know of kept on with the drug use, and destroyed himself. Which was sad, because he was a very bright guy.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 01, 2021 01:01 AM (2SdPm)

538
That reminds me of another funny cotton story of my father. One year, sometime in the mid '80s, we were at a family dinner. We'd have that every year at the church, using the "fellowship building", which had a kitchen, tables, and then couches and chairs and stuff.

After dinner, my father and his brothers and my cousins and all that were sitting around talking. My grandmother was getting on up in years, and she was sort of sitting around staring into space, not seemingly play attention.

My father and uncles started in on the "kids today" stuff, pointing at me and my cousins. These kids don't know anything about work. Don't know what real work is. They've had it so easy....
[cont]

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 01:03 AM (Mzdiz)

539 I unknowingly smoked a joint laced with pcp when I was in college and I remained frozen in dorm stairwell while people passed by to wash their clothes in the basement washeteria, I was still there when they returned with completely dry and folded clothing. I did not like the primate immobilizer.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 01:04 AM (a4EWo)

540 I think the drive to increase technologically was always there, but the social changes were slow to match up with technical innovations.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:04 AM (ZMraq)

541 K.K. Downing says in his autobio that he never did anything before a show, even drink. I don't disbelieve him. Sadly, Tipton's coke use may have contributed to his Parkinson's and he was a drinker too.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:51 AM (KAi1n)

Weed was the only thing I ever did before a show, it was a ritual, the musician's version of a football huddle (lol) but you know how that shit is and what it does. We get torqued up, get all focused, and all on the same wave length, and super human in a good way ,and say yeahhhhhh lets go pound these mofos like a hammer in the forehead, and then you go assault them with sound waves from hell. It was a shitload of fun. Drinking though? Hell no, I couldn't get arrested as a guitar player when I'm drinking, or anything else for that matter. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 01:05 AM (VwHCD)

542 Well, I am getting real sleepy, so I am going to call it a night. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2021 01:07 AM (P3gRi)

543 I unknowingly smoked a joint laced with pcp when I was in college and I remained frozen in dorm stairwell while people passed by to wash their clothes in the basement washeteria, I was still there when they returned with completely dry and folded clothing. I did not like the primate immobilizer.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 01:04 AM (a4EWo)

Ahh, so you know. Not fun.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 01:07 AM (VwHCD)

544
And my father jumps in, "Yep, I remember when I was about Publius' age, I grew my first patch of cotton. 5 acres". And then he went on about how he did all the work himself, even hoed 5 acres of cotton out all by himself. Why, Publius there would just die if he had to do that.

At that point, my grandmother, staring off into space, jumped in, "Lordy, [Publius Sr.]. Whoooo-eeee, tell a stoooory! Lord have mercy!".

Long story short, but my father did indeed have a 5 acre cotton patch. But he had a lot of help with it. A *lot* of help, including my grandfather, and many others.

I remember the look of my father's face. He couldn't say anything, 'cause that was his Mama. But afterwards, he'd pulled me aside and assured me that her memory wasn't that great, and she was just mis-remembering it. He did indeed hoe 5 acres of cotton all by his own self.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 01:08 AM (Mzdiz)

545 I bet there are some interesting finds in places like the amazon jungle too.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:26 PM (2nXUK)


I keep wanting to talk about terra preto and no one responds. That and reading on excavations in the Amazons and no one has been publishing any, at least in English.

I am digging in charcoal in one end of my garden to see if it does any good.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:09 AM (ZMraq)

546 By the way, it's official, and, it's finally hitting me, we're out of CA Dec 9. House officially closes Dec 7, money transfers to purchase new house in AZ, and we're in the new house Dec 10.

Still in shock it's actually happening.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 01, 2021 01:09 AM (2SdPm)

547 Peeked a faint memory. Herod II's daughter. Asked for the head of John the Baptist.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 30, 2021 11:28 PM (kBuGL)


That is where the term, "His head on a plate" comes from.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:11 AM (ZMraq)

548
I remember the look of my father's face. He couldn't say anything, 'cause that was his Mama. But afterwards, he'd pulled me aside and assured me that her memory wasn't that great, and she was just mis-remembering it. He did indeed hoe 5 acres of cotton all by his own self.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 01:08 AM (Mzdiz)
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Great story.

Yeah, I have similar trouble with my mom. You just have to let some things slide.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 01, 2021 01:16 AM (2SdPm)

549 Berserker, to be perfectly clear, I knowingly smoked the joint, but I was unaware of the contents, incidentally, it came from Jersey. Cancelled that drug right off the DDS approved list, I hated that feeling.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 01:17 AM (a4EWo)

550 Proof that classic rock hasn't died -- Black Country Communion -- Song Of Yesterday

https://youtu.be/w82V4gsSW-4

PS Never tried pcp, or any injectable. Not my thingy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2021 01:17 AM (F0YaR)

551 Monkey Business on TCM.

1952 versions of Ginger Rogers, Marylin Monroe.

Hubba, hubba.

Oh, and Cary Grant.

I hate monkeys in movies.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at December 01, 2021 01:17 AM (ufFY8)

552 Well, time to wander.

later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 01, 2021 01:18 AM (2SdPm)

553 or any injectable.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2021 01:17 AM (F0YaR)

Marylin and Ginger were certainly injectable.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at December 01, 2021 01:18 AM (ufFY8)

554 What's sort of interesting about my drug use, and it mirrors the crowd I ran with, we partied hard for a few years, then, it was time to give it up and do other things. Only one guy I know of kept on with the drug use, and destroyed himself. Which was sad, because he was a very bright guy.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 01, 2021 01:01 AM (2SdPm)

Well there was no escaping it in my world, it was a constant. You had to decide early on that if you were to survive you had to use your head. I think I might have told the story of this one music party I went to. It was kinda high level. Big epic frigging house. There was dishes of coke on tables like frigging candy. There was a room with white sheets spread out, and people were coming out of the hot tub and the sauna and toweling off, and sprinkling coke on the sheets and fucking rolling in it. Chicks in their underwear, dudes in their underwear (boo), etc. All different drugs, etc. It was shit you read about. It was a culture shock. I just went outside, got stoned, and talked shop with other musicians. I knew right there I was not going to survive this shit if I didn't keep my wits.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 01:19 AM (VwHCD)

555 I've heard "beating it like it owes me money" in reference to certain solo practices.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2021 11:49 PM (7F9te)


I once commented about a video of Flor Amargo where she appeared to be "pounding a tune out of an upright piano like it had paid her good money and was only allowed to call her 'Mistress Pain'"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:19 AM (ZMraq)

556 546 By the way, it's official, and, it's finally hitting me, we're out of CA Dec 9. House officially closes Dec 7, money transfers to purchase new house in AZ, and we're in the new house Dec 10.

Still in shock it's actually happening.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 01, 2021 01:09 AM (2SdPm)


Congrats. It has long been my contention that voting with your feet is the strongest vote you can make. Not original to me, of course; but I did it too 25+ years ago, and seeing IL in my rearview mirror was a treat like few others.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2021 01:21 AM (F0YaR)

557 Tis time. A runaround day tomorrow.

Y'all need to remember that we're Americans, so that head is held HIGH and PROUD. Most especially at this time.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe, stay warm and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 01, 2021 01:23 AM (KATBx)

558 Berserker, to be perfectly clear, I knowingly smoked the joint, but I was unaware of the contents, incidentally, it came from Jersey. Cancelled that drug right off the DDS approved list, I hated that feeling.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 01:17 AM (a4EWo)

yeah I been there. I sat in the car in a parking lot holding the steering wheel for 2 hours. I was like whatever the hell that was, lets not do that again.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 01:23 AM (VwHCD)

559 I bet Mike Lindell wishes that we could grow Giza cotton here in the USA. I am actually going to buy some of his stuff for Christmas, I'm thinking of some slippers, hubs shit in his pair on Monday morning, it was a shitcastrophe. I don't mean to post stuff like this here because I feel like I should change my name to Debby Downer. I want to be positive but reality keeps slapping me in the face. Alzheimer's is not pretty. I think we'd all be much happier talking about suicide or beheadings.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 01:24 AM (a4EWo)

560 Night IGP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:24 AM (csEWM)

561 The general thing that's weird, is there are a few places scattered around the globe that show some basic similarities in terms of materials and construction. Very hard stone, granite, diorite and andesite are almost impossible to work with. Worked to a very high level of precision. Then, as you go up in the archaeological layer, things get more primitive, not more advanced.

And it's true these original sites were evidence of a mature technology or level of sophistication. Mainstream academics don't really want to delve into any of that, so it leaves a huge vacuum, for the nutbars to run around in.

But it is interesting to study. A lot of people hold with some sort of cataclysm that wiped out the anciients. Great floods (may be in some book I read) and meteor strikes, or plasma ejection from Sun, etc.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2021 01:24 AM (hptIz)

562
Yep, "hoeing five acres of cotton" is a phrase I used to mean "uphill both ways in the snow".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 01:25 AM (Mzdiz)

563 ...I knew right there I was not going to survive this shit if I didn't keep my wits.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 01:19 AM (VwHCD)


A man's gotta know his limitations.

Harry Callahan

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2021 01:26 AM (F0YaR)

564 I went to a party at Woody Harrelson's brother's house in Santa Monica, about 15 years ago. (Woody was in NY on Letterman or something.) First, it was not that big a house -- location x3. Second, when you entered, you could go straight ahead to the kitchen thence out to the back patio. About half the guys were there, with half the beer. If you went to your right, past the living room, there was the foosball table room, with the other about half the guys and the other half of the beer. In the living room where the TV was were some couches and a coffee table. That's where almost all the women were, along with a huge bong and a big bag of community pot. Just pot. If there was anything else in that house besides beer and pot, I didn't see it. BTW, the women at that table ran the gamut from hot, model types to plain Janes and they all seemed to be having a blast sucking in Humboldt's finest. It was a lot of fun.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 01:28 AM (KAi1n)

565 513 Aetius, I luv ya, but last night was suicides, I hope this isn't going to be a beheadings thread, it just seems a little grim for the season, although I do believe the left would be happy if we beheaded Santa.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 12:40 AM (a4EWo)

Well, this is more artistic at least. I just have this image of a painting in my head that I cannot find the match to. It is like when you get a song stuck in your head and you have to hear it for real.

My apologies for the macabre nature of my subconscious. It pisses me off too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:28 AM (csEWM)

566 The general thing that's weird, is there are a few places scattered around the globe that show some basic similarities in terms of materials and construction. Very hard stone, granite, diorite and andesite are almost impossible to work with. Worked to a very high level of precision. Then, as you go up in the archaeological layer, things get more primitive, not more advanced.

And it's true these original sites were evidence of a mature technology or level of sophistication. Mainstream academics don't really want to delve into any of that, so it leaves a huge vacuum, for the nutbars to run around in.

But it is interesting to study. A lot of people hold with some sort of cataclysm that wiped out the anciients. Great floods (may be in some book I read) and meteor strikes, or plasma ejection from Sun, etc.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2021 01:24 AM (hptIz)

I always found that stuff fascinating. There seems to be a shit ton of evidence that mofo's a long ass time ago had their shit together, and then *poof*.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 01:32 AM (VwHCD)

567 Tipton's coke use may have contributed to his Parkinson's and he was a drinker too.
Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:51 AM (KAi1n)


there were some designer drugs, like China White, that could be cooked wrong and caused Parkinsons, severe cases. The victims got called "frozen addicts"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:35 AM (ZMraq)

568 Ok, not a search combination I can recommend. There are some disturbed people out there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:36 AM (csEWM)

569 Aetius, Never ever apologize, I am just getting my happy on tonight, hubs is actually in bed and not sitting across from me dozing on and off, he needs a good night's sleep and so do I. Lights are on the tree, mission accomplished, Good Night Horde, I love you guys.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 01:38 AM (a4EWo)

570 569 Aetius, Never ever apologize, I am just getting my happy on tonight, hubs is actually in bed and not sitting across from me dozing on and off, he needs a good night's sleep and so do I. Lights are on the tree, mission accomplished, Good Night Horde, I love you guys.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 01:38 AM (a4EWo)

Night Debby.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:39 AM (csEWM)

571 Hmmm, another Caravaggio David/Goliath. (Caravaggio really liked that tableau.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:41 AM (csEWM)

572 Still in shock it's actually happening.
Posted by: blake -

Awesome!!

Posted by: Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger at December 01, 2021 01:42 AM (0apDp)

573 there were some designer drugs, like China White, that could be cooked wrong and caused Parkinsons, severe cases. The victims got called "frozen addicts"
Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:35 AM (ZMraq)

I thought China White was a reference to a certain type of cocaine (like a variety.) Shows what I know about drugs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:42 AM (csEWM)

574 I want to be positive but reality keeps slapping me in the face. Alzheimer's is not pretty. I think we'd all be much happier talking about suicide or beheadings.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 01:24 AM (a4EWo)


My dad passed this year and was showing serious signs of Parkinsons, and my half brother was diagnosed with non alzheimers dementia this year as well, and I can't get good info from my sister about it so I will have to contact his wife.
I am sorry to hear about your ups and downs.

Hang in there.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:44 AM (ZMraq)

575 I thought China White was a reference to a certain type of cocaine (like a variety.) Shows what I know about drugs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:42 AM (csEWM)

I thought it was heroin.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 01:48 AM (VwHCD)

576 I thought China White was a reference to a certain type of cocaine (like a variety.) Shows what I know about drugs.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:42 AM (csEWM)


not sure, I know about the Parkinsons and the link to "designer drugs" but it wasn't my area. I've been wrong before.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:53 AM (ZMraq)

577 Canadia is losing its mind:

"Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and trains as of today"

https://tinyurl.com/4dta5xb2

Whatever might this mean: "The risk related to the Omicron variant is very high."

Posted by: m at December 01, 2021 01:54 AM (Zsfob)

578 OK, in the 80's it was a synthetic based on Demerol.

Yay!

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:55 AM (ZMraq)

579 Ok, Berserker gets the gold star.

China White is a slang term that was once used to refer to very pure forms of heroin. Today, many people say China White is fentanyl or a fentanyl derivative called alpha-methylfentanyl.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:58 AM (csEWM)

580 I apparently set my wifi up correctly this evening, and I guess tomorrow is for setting up my Wife's Roku.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:58 AM (ZMraq)

581 What I saw of the "hippie" lifestyle and adherents was a lot of dysfunctional people. There were some good people to be sure, biut younger people in general aren't always the best judge of character. A lot of Trustafarian types with all kinds of money, it was a fashion statement, you want to play you got to pay kind of thing. I'm sure the idealistic types who really thought it was about "sharing" and "free love" and that kind of thing were left pretry confused. Basically, genuine or authentic hippies were pretty conservative in a lot of ways, and like any grass roots movement, co-opted for fun and profit most likely by alphabet agencies.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2021 01:59 AM (hptIz)

582 575 I thought China White was a reference to a certain type of cocaine (like a variety.) Shows what I know about drugs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 01:42 AM (csEWM)

I thought it was heroin.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 01, 2021 01:48 AM (VwHCD)


Yeah, pretty sure it's a reference to ultrapure heroin.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2021 02:02 AM (F0YaR)

583 Philo's widow, Elma, was still alive at this point. Client eventually gave me a copy of Philo's biography...written by Elma. She inscribed it to me: "Best wishes to [SFGoth], Esq. Do you know how to get to the Supreme Court? Practice, man, practice! Never lose faith in yourself or your Maker, God our Father. You will know what I mean if you read my book. I know this to be true. Love, Elma "Pem" Gardner Farnsworth".
Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2021 12:4

That's very cool SFG.

Posted by: Farmer at December 01, 2021 02:03 AM (55Qr6)

584 not sure, I know about the Parkinsons and the link to "designer drugs" but it wasn't my area. I've been wrong before.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2021 01:53 AM (ZMraq)


I think impure ecstasy is the one related to Parkinsons.

Never tried ecstasy btw.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2021 02:05 AM (F0YaR)

585
It's clear that Moronic has achieved total vaccinal evasion, total protonic reversal. The vaccines are now utterly useless against it. So MOAR vaxx! is useless.

But, so far, Moronic appears very mild (Vanden Bossche is worried that is but an illusion, and ADE is gonna start kicking in the jabbed soon).

Pure bloods may inherit the earth.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 02:05 AM (Mzdiz)

586 Hubs just came out to see me....she's baaaaack. I always thought China White referred to place settings, I was naive.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 02:27 AM (a4EWo)

587 D-3. Welcome back, friend.

Publius. The Bultaco Pursang (Pure Blood) was a hell of a 250cc MX'er in the 1970s. Hope the world likes the smell of burnt gas and castor oil at 20:1 ratio?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 01, 2021 02:30 AM (QzJWU)

588 Hiya Jim, Wish that I was still back in Texas, life was easier then, I hope that you are well. As I type this there are giant letters, I might have to spend the night in the barrel!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 02:34 AM (a4EWo)

589 Lebron's got cooties, pass it on.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger at December 01, 2021 02:35 AM (0apDp)

590 ..Lebron's got cooties, pass it on. Posted by: Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger at December 01, 2021 02:35 AM (0apDp)

That Xi cockholster's beard and demeanor gives me severe Achmed the Dead Terrorist Vibes.

A roast pork luau oughta put him to the test, dontchathink?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 01, 2021 02:42 AM (QzJWU)

591 Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:00

WTF, it's more transmissible but much less virulent. This is media scare BS enabled by idiots in our govt.
Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2021 10:51
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It's clear that Moronic has achieved total vaccinal evasion, total protonic reversal. The vaccines are now utterly useless against it. So MOAR vaxx! is useless.
But, so far, Moronic appears very mild...
Pure bloods may inherit the earth.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2021 02:05

But this is all science, declares Fauci. What nonsense. They are scaring w/ something that is no more lethal than the common cold.

Posted by: Farmer at December 01, 2021 02:45 AM (55Qr6)

592 Sock Monkey, How's the hand??

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 02:48 AM (a4EWo)

593 Sock Monkey, How's the hand??
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz

Annoying and it still hurts. Amazing how useful two fingers are.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger at December 01, 2021 02:52 AM (0apDp)

594
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:06 PM (2nXUK)

CaliGirl, have you ever had breakfast at the Branding Iron at the auction yard In Cottonwood?

Posted by: waepnedmann at December 01, 2021 03:00 AM (gATOh)

595 When it comes right down to it you probably only need one finger to truly express yourself. Hubs is nodding off again, taking him to bed and hopefully I get to sleep some too. Goodnight Horde.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 01, 2021 03:01 AM (a4EWo)

596 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 01, 2021 03:03 AM (sAmhv)

597 That Xi cockholster's beard and demeanor gives me severe Achmed the Dead Terrorist Vibes.


Wouldn't suprise me in the least if some of his cash has killed Americans. Betting the asshat is a on an Ivermectin regimen.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger at December 01, 2021 03:11 AM (0apDp)

598 Nood. Pixy is still up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2021 03:13 AM (csEWM)

599 Mornin'
(sips coffee)
Posted by: Puddleglum

Going the opposite direction. Overcame my stubbornness and did the Tylenol PM routine again. Hopefully third night in a row of good sleep.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger at December 01, 2021 03:15 AM (0apDp)

600 ¡Curse you Doof!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

That's no way to speak to a Mayoral Candidate !

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2021 03:23 AM (arJlL)

601 Nood. Pixy is still up.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Oh boy.

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2021 03:24 AM (arJlL)

602 "Without stigma attached to using and without deterrence" we might go back to those hellish days when meth was available over the counter at drug stores. I would suggest the stigma was stronger then because it was 'us' in the community and not 'them' in government getting involved with our neighbours.

Deregulation would remove one 'us' and 'them' from law enforcement and the community. I am unconvinced it will change stigma within communities as you predict.

Toronto is adding extra government involvement to private citizens' lives, insisting you receive nanny's approval for your intoxicant supply levels. Except alcohol. Etiquette approves endless stockpiles of booze.

The 'us' and 'them' division remains.

tl/dr
The new laws are going to fail because that's how bureaucrats get more money.

Posted by: Found the libertarian, boss! at December 01, 2021 04:11 AM (RWxee)

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