Monday Overnight Open Thread (12/6/21)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“I felt a tension in Israel, from the Jewish community, the psychology of occupation impacted the Jews who live there who are free….there’s a history of complex trauma that people are living with every day. Yad Vashem brought that home to me.”
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York)

No word about weather control.


Quote II

“I think the best way to do it is not a patchwork of state laws, but to codify Roe v. Wade, put it into law. And we even have some pro-choice Republicans that have signaled interest in doing that.” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)


Quote III

‘I had the vision and I made it come true. I wanted to create something magnificent and eye-catching – which I have done,’ Aidan Liban


Quote IV

“I'm absolutely appalled that Davenport would go out of their way to provide a product which is specifically intended for the opposite sex. It's not wanted or needed, and it contradicts basic biology to think that they are.” Davenport student Josh Buehler

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Earlier in the day Ace wrote a thread about AOC and her delusional diarrhea of the mouth.

I guess this guy is just imagining the crime which is plaguing his business.


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Looks like some people will need to #LearnToCode.

Less than a week after getting the top job at Twitter, new CEO Parag Agrawal announced on Friday a corporate restructuring that will see two top executives leave the company.

Agrawal has shifted the company’s hierachy around three people: Kayvon Beykpour, Bruce Falck and Nick Caldwell, according to a new SEC filing. Beykpour will be responsible for constructing the consumer-facing features, while Falck and Caldwell respectively manage the sales and engineering teams.

The exits: Chief Design Officer Dantley Davis and Michael Montano, Twitter’s engineering lead, who will remain as an advisor through March. Davis arrived at Twitter in 2019 amid a shift led by then CEO Jack Dorsey to spark greater—and faster—innovation at the company. Davis’ brusque style though was reportedly at odds with the existing company culture, one that has appeared kinder and gentler than Twitter’s Big Tech peers.


Wonder if Fredo is taking any online courses. I can hear Joana Goldberg going "Oh Fredo, you're so masculine."


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C'mon man. Be honest. Just tell the ER staff you wanted to know what a bomb up your ass would feel like. Fell? Ya right.

A man was transported to the hospital after he allegedly slipped and fell onto a World Was II anti-tank shell. The shell was lodged into the man’s, well, read on.

Army bomb squad technicians were sent to a hospital after a man arrived with a WWII anti-tank shell lodged into his rectum. Medics called for specialist support after the man presented in the Accident and Emergency unit of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester when he could not remove the 57mm shell.

The military collector claimed he armour-piercing munition was from his private arsenal. He told medics the 80-year-old explosive device became lodged after he tripped and fell awkwardly.


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On December 3, 2019 Kamala "The Head Hunter" Harris dropped out of the Democratic Primary, she was heard to utter, Boy, do I suck.

Anyone with an ounce of brains would have picked a different VP running mate. But, the Democrats notorious for "checking the boxes" and racism chose The Headhunter. Now is the time to reflect.

A heartbeat from the presidency at a dangerous time, can Kamala Harris rise to the task?
VP struggles with staff drama and gaffes in new Biden administration role
When Kamala Harris made Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president last year, Willie Brown offered a surprising take.

“If Joe Biden offers the vice presidential slot to Sen. Kamala Harris, my advice to her would be to politely decline,” the ex-mayor wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle.

If she did accept the job, he said, “the glory would be short-lived, and historically, the vice presidency has often ended up being a dead end.” He urged Harris to hold out for a position with “legitimate power,” like United States Attorney General. Of course, his counterintuitive suggestion was soon drowned out by fanfare for Biden’s historic choice of VP Harris.

At the time, Brown’s opinion seemed like contrarian clickbait. Yet recent press coverage indicates he made a fair point. Highly detailed media reports depict a VP dreadfully unhappy in the role. Her misery has company: One outlier poll showed her with a shockingly low approval rating of 28%. The number led some media outlets to call her the most unpopular vice president in modern history – even worse than Dick Cheney, who bottomed out at 30%.


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Among those fired were the diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting team.

If you're on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off," Garg said on the call, a recording of which was viewed by CNN Business. "Your employment here is terminated effective immediately."

Thus spoke Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com during a Zoom call on Wednesday. Roughly 9% of the company's workforce was let go in fell swoop.


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Sucks to be you, Bitch.

My Give-A-Shit Meter is so broken............


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Good old Oregon, home of the Portland chaos and now permanent face diapers while indoors.

Authorities are progressing in making compulsory face coverings an indefinite mandate and have taken “the first step in making the rule permanent,” reports KATU.

“The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) convened a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) on Thursday. The RAC provided feedback on the indoor mask rule. The point of the committee is to suggest what should and shouldn’t be included in the ruling and discuss the impact it will have on the public.”

“Community stakeholders, including those from the hospitality and faith sectors, joined in the meeting. People from the Seventh Day Adventists Church, the High Desert Museum, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and McMenamins were a part of the conversation.


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"A challenging experience". I would call it grounds for termination. Buh-bye.

Pastor who appeared in drag on HBO’s ‘We’re Here’ forced to leave his church
Pastor Craig Duke was relieved from his pastoral duties last week at Newburgh United Methodist Church near Evansville, Indiana, after receiving pushback from congregants over his appearance on the show.

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What we need is SMOD. Not a death capsule.

According to SwissInfo, inventor Dr. Philip Nitschke of Australia-based international nonprofit Exit International says that the Sarco “death capsule” is “activated from the inside by the person intending to die” and can be towed anywhere, such as “an idyllic outdoor setting or in the premises of an assisted suicide organisation, for example.” He added that the device is designed with comfort in mind.

“The capsule is sitting on a piece of equipment that will flood the interior with nitrogen, rapidly reducing the oxygen level to 1 per cent from 21 per cent in about 30 seconds,” Nitschke told SwissInfo. “The person will feel a little disoriented and may feel slightly euphoric before they lose consciousness. Death takes place through hypoxia and hypocapnia, oxygen and carbon dioxide deprivation, respectively. There is no panic, no choking feeling.”


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Australia has camps. Canada says, "Here, hold my Molson's.

New Brunswick begins allowing essentials like grocery stores to ban those without a vaccine passport

The next step.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


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How would Inspector Clouseau say, Genius Award Winner.

Two Los Angeles Police Department officers just caused an international incident by making a wrongful arrest—in France.

It happened in Marseille, where LAPD Chief Michel Moore and Assistant Chief Robert Marino were walking the streets after dinner with their wives, along with two LAPD officers as security detail.

On Nov. 17 around 11 p.m. local time, Moore, Marino, their wives, the security detail, and members of the French National police left a restaurant, according to police. A man walking down the street with a group bumped into Marino’s wife, who then accused him of stealing her cellphone.


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No word if his display also included the following, "Let's Go Brandon". Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Stranger Keeps Iowa Man's Christmas Lights Tradition Going

Every year, Dale Marks puts up a massive Christmas lights display at his home in Des Moines to raise money for the Food Bank of Iowa. It's part of a neighborhood tradition.

This year Marks was too weak to put up his own lights. So, a stranger did it for him.


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1 First bitterly cold day this season in MSP; by night, crystal clear skies as humidity froze itself to nothing; static electricity now runs rampant; a lovely crescent moon after sunset, just before dark, with a truly luminous Venus barely a thumb overhead.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 09:46 PM (+WWsf)

2 2nd on an early ONT?

Posted by: Numbuh Two, 2x4 Technology Operative (YWBlw) at December 06, 2021 09:47 PM (YWBlw)

3 hola chamucos y chamucas

Posted by: chango butt at December 06, 2021 09:49 PM (oSX/P)

4 th

Posted by: chango butt at December 06, 2021 09:49 PM (oSX/P)

5 66

Posted by: chango butt at December 06, 2021 09:49 PM (oSX/P)

6 Oh! Top 10?

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 06, 2021 09:49 PM (ju2Fy)

7 11

Posted by: chango butt at December 06, 2021 09:50 PM (oSX/P)

8 One of the more fascinating things about the Get Back Doc is that The Beatles cobbled together all of the songs on Abbey Road and Let It Be in less than a month.

Tool can't even manage to cobble together an album in less than a decade.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 06, 2021 09:51 PM (wHazn)

9 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 06, 2021 09:51 PM (SchxB)

10 Here, we just get rain. I won't complain too much as this has been one of the nicest Falls I've seen.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 06, 2021 09:51 PM (5HBd1)

11 I think the best way to do it is not a patchwork of state laws, but to codify Roe v. Wade, put it into law.

Have at it.

Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 09:51 PM (ZsR3z)

12 -
A man was transported to the hospital after he allegedly slipped and fell onto a World Was II anti-tank shell. The shell was lodged into the man's, well, read on. -
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Everyone was damned lucky it did not detonate. The crapnel could have killed dozens.

Posted by: irright at December 06, 2021 09:52 PM (BB7pQ)

13 always late

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 09:52 PM (FFsBN)

14 I don't believe the blue in the lead photo actually exists in nature!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 09:52 PM (hOUT3)

15 The military collector claimed he armour-piercing munition was from his private arsenal. He told medics the 80-year-old explosive device became lodged after he tripped and fell awkwardly.


And they didn't just set if off why?

Posted by: Infidel at December 06, 2021 09:52 PM (qpolg)

16 After that damned incessant "look at the poor doggies" ad, I have a hard time listening to anything Sarah McLachlan singing anything.

Wasn't particularly fond of her rendition.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 09:53 PM (KZzsI)

17 Mr. Humanitarian has delivered some FZ yet again!

Could this be the start of the long-sought and highly-coveted Zappa Month on the ONT?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 06, 2021 09:53 PM (a3Q+t)

18 Million to one shot, doc!

Posted by: Butt-bomb perv at December 06, 2021 09:53 PM (BB7pQ)

19 Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 06, 2021 09:53 PM (a3Q+t)

Why yes indeed it is.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 09:54 PM (aA3+G)

20 I don't believe the blue in the lead photo actually exists in nature!

Go to Colorado some time. The skies there have to be seen to be believed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 09:54 PM (KZzsI)

21 good evening

Posted by: wing at December 06, 2021 09:54 PM (PlW9M)

22

ONT Hot 25?

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 09:55 PM (lMxC2)

23 I don't see anything wrong with providing menstrual products for men. Ace provides them in the AoSHQ bathrooms, and all of them are gender-free.

Posted by: CharleneBrown'sDildo'sTampon at December 06, 2021 09:56 PM (Q9lwr)

24 Early to bed, early to rise, early to post the ONT -- that's our Mis Hum!

Howdy, 'rons and 'ettes!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 06, 2021 09:56 PM (Agr8U)

25 >>>A man was transported to the hospital after he allegedly slipped and fell onto a World Was II anti-tank shell.

Fire in the hole!

Posted by: flounder at December 06, 2021 09:56 PM (SH2Zi)

26 i remember reading the op-ed piece that willie brown penned. in the same story he told kamel steer clear of the veepdom and that she blew him. okay he said they had a relationship. she still blew him.
anyway, as she is loathe to do, she failed to listen to him or anyone else.
and now, she torments her pathetic staff until they whine and piss and moan to news outlets that already give her plenty of coverage.
problem, though, is if ol joe succumbs to whatever be ailing him and then it won't just be her idiot staff who suffers. it will be all of us.
and frankly, i really can't decide which is worse- this current presidency that has our great airship of state cruising slowly in steady decline into the mountain or just having her take the controls and auger it in at mach 1 and getting the terrified ride over.

Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow. at some point. at December 06, 2021 09:57 PM (/hsff)

27 The military collector claimed he armour-piercing munition was from his private arsenal. He told medics the 80-year-old explosive device became lodged after he tripped and fell awkwardly.

From arsenal to arse in one easy step. (Lube not provided.)

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 06, 2021 09:57 PM (SchxB)

28 Go to Colorado some time. The skies there have to be seen to be believed.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 09:54 PM (KZzsI)


Don't remember that the last time I was there, but there are rumors of a MoMe, so...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 09:57 PM (hOUT3)

29 I don't believe the blue in the lead photo actually exists in nature!

Go to Colorado some time. The skies there have to be seen to be believed.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 09:54 PM (KZzsI)

Yellowstone Park. Best sky ever. Funny, cuz I live in CO.

Night sky, Bighorn mountains. Can almost see God.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at December 06, 2021 09:58 PM (x8Wzq)

30 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 06, 2021 09:58 PM (mD/uy)

31 good evening
Posted by: wing at December 06, 2021 09:54 PM (PlW9M)


I didn't think we tolerated judgmental comments here?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 09:59 PM (hOUT3)

32
Now that California crime is beginning to eat the rich, are they capable of recognizing the errors of their ways and taking corrective action?

Magic 8-Ball says, "You gotta be joking"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 06, 2021 09:59 PM (3l5Yq)

33 >>I don't believe the blue in the lead photo actually exists in nature!


It do. The color of the ocean at certain times in the Caribbean are so beautiful they almost look fake.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 06, 2021 09:59 PM (ZLI7S)

34 Good evening Horde!

Posted by: Iris at December 06, 2021 10:00 PM (6lKe4)

35 'and powdered his behind.....'

Posted by: Eromero at December 06, 2021 10:00 PM (0OP+5)

36 Death Capsule "doctor" should demo it himself, with a cam running.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:00 PM (P3gRi)

37 Night sky, Bighorn mountains. Can almost see God.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at December 06, 2021 09:58 PM (x8Wzq)

Climbing into the Sierra on I-80 on an amazingly cold and clear night. The sky was impossibly blue.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:00 PM (Q9lwr)

38 Is that the same picture as last night?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 06, 2021 10:00 PM (SRRAx)

39 Hey there Mis Hum

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:01 PM (mZUr4)

40 [iu]Is that the same picture as last night?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 06, 2021 10:00 PM (SRRAx)

No, you really couldn't see the sniper in last night's picture...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:02 PM (hOUT3)

41 38 Is that the same picture as last night?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 06, 2021 10:00 PM (SRRAx)

So they all look alike, do they?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:02 PM (aA3+G)

42 Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:01 PM (mZUr4)

The Bourbon Trail is still in the early planning stages, but I will pick your brain...soon!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:02 PM (Q9lwr)

43 Excellent Zappa pick!
Good evening all

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 06, 2021 10:02 PM (16EvI)

44 39 Hey there Mis Hum
Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:01 PM (mZUr4)

Hey Doof.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:02 PM (aA3+G)

45 Yay, ONT!
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries.


Howdy, howdy ...

How be your part of Az?

Posted by: Adriane the Politically Critical Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:02 PM (okV1R)

46 That top photo is beautiful, and my conjecture is that it did benefit greatly from the use of a quality Polarizing filter.

Which, as is illustrated here, can be a Good Thing. And, the photo is very appreciated.. as they say in the Art Thread: "Would Hang".

ONT Greetings, Horde!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2021 10:03 PM (QzJWU)

47 I don't see anything wrong with providing menstrual products for men. Ace provides them in the AoSHQ bathrooms, and all of them are gender-free.
Posted by: CharleneBrown'sDildo'sTampon at December 06, 2021 09:56 PM (Q9lwr)

If I were an unfortunate male student at that college, I'd just open all the packages, dump the pads in the terlit and flush. After that happened a few times, the baskets would disappear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:03 PM (P3gRi)

48 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at December 06, 2021 10:03 PM (VxC1e)

49 ess than a week after getting the top job at Twitter, new CEO Parag Agrawal announced on Friday a corporate restructuring that will see two top executives leave the company.
Agrawal has shifted the company's hierachy around three people: Kayvon Beykpour, Bruce Falck and Nick Caldwell, according to a new SEC filing.


Wait, are those new top people all men? Sounds like patriarchy to me. Although I have to wonder about someone named Kayvon.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2021 10:04 PM (+lVUW)

50 I would so love to have been there to see the guy "fall" on a bomb...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 06, 2021 10:04 PM (16EvI)

51 Re: WW II Ordinance.

Check out some of the videos from Russia where people go out and dig through WW II battlefields. They find all sorts of gear and even bodies. I saw one where they were heaving unexploded 150 mm artillery shells out of a hole. It was amazing none of them exploded.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM (aghXp)

52 After that damned incessant "look at the poor doggies" ad, I have a hard time listening to anything Sarah McLachlan singing anything.

Hmm... well I'm sorry you don't like her rendition.. and yeah the ad is meant to tug at your heartstrings. Millions of dogs are abandoned every year, just left behind to die because the humans that were supposed to care for them decided they didn't want the responsibility anymore. That ad makes me cry every time because I have seen it up close and personal.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM (nxdel)

53 Well if there is a school shooting at Davenport , the men's bathroom can supply bullet plugs.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM (iXJM1)

54 Changed my clocks to match the ONT. There will be order!

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM (r1z5A)

55 Wait. A Dem MC went to Israel and didn't come back spewing a lot of anti-Semitic crap?

Pinch me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM (VxC1e)

56 Some much needed needed good news from the Coonman oligarchy of Virginia

shorturl.at/azEG0

hotair via Insty

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

57 I would so love to have been there to see the guy "fall" on a bomb...

I'd like to ask him why he was walking naked around ammunition.

Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 10:06 PM (ZsR3z)

58 -
good evening
Posted by: wing -
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What do you mean? Do you wish me a good evening, or mean that it is a good evening whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this evening; or that it is a evening to be good on?

Posted by: One damned-pedantic old man in a weird pointy hat. at December 06, 2021 10:06 PM (BB7pQ)

59 If you're on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off," Garg said on the call, a recording of which was viewed by CNN Business. "Your employment here is terminated effective immediately."
Thus spoke Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com during a Zoom call on Wednesday. Roughly 9% of the company's workforce was let go in fell swoop.


Three weeks before Christmas. They make Hallmark movies about that shit.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 10:06 PM (uXonU)

60 Zappa and a nice view! Thanks, MisHum! *smooch*

I heard this on an album, I think. Which one?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 06, 2021 10:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

61 20
Yes. The blue skies here can be pretty intense.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 06, 2021 10:07 PM (16EvI)

62 nerdygirl @ 49-Those names are science fiction names similar to ones used in Hitchhikers Guide.

Posted by: Eromero at December 06, 2021 10:07 PM (0OP+5)

63 Likely a polarizing filter, two or three different in-camera exposure settings, and manual HDR post-processing. Photography has never been the same since every moron under the sun has had access to YouTube tutorials on semi-advanced Photoshop. I miss the days of black and white film chemical processing and dark room exposures.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:07 PM (+WWsf)

64 48 Arf!
Posted by: Sandy at December 06, 2021 10:03 PM (VxC1e)


Sandy, we need to have a long talk...

out back!

Posted by: Conor at December 06, 2021 10:07 PM (hOUT3)

65 These shells were used during firing drills,

so the soldiers could get used to quickly loading and unloading the gun, so ... there were no questions as to how to load it.

This is an excellent piece of World War II Era artillery memorabilia which will make a very impressive display!

https://www.ima-usa.com/products/original-wwii...

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:07 PM (FFsBN)

66 I've come to the belief that the best way to stop all these COVID measures is to start mandating them for AIDS.

AIDS tracing, AIDS "quarantine camps" and so on.

Now the courts may still play the game of allowing the COVID shit and not the same regulations against AIDS...but it would be harder and provide more pressure on them to just ban both....

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:08 PM (ESjRY)

67 Good old Oregon, home of the Portland chaos and now permanent face diapers while indoors.

Meanwhile, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and speaker of the Oregon house Tina Kotek jetted off to an LBGT gala in Washington DC, where of course only the help was masked. Kate certainly wasn't.

That's because the science is different in Washington DC than in Oregon.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:08 PM (I2/tG)

68 Zappa covered Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" but it's unrecognizable (thank God)

Posted by: chango butt at December 06, 2021 10:08 PM (oSX/P)

69 A man was transported to the hospital after he allegedly slipped and fell onto a World War II anti-tank shell. The shell was lodged into the man's, well, read on.



MILLION TO ONE SHOT, DOC!

Too late?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:08 PM (VxC1e)

70 Check out some of the videos from Russia where people go out and dig through WW II battlefields. They find all sorts of gear and even bodies. I saw one where they were heaving unexploded 150 mm artillery shells out of a hole. It was amazing none of them exploded.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM (aghXp)

They should pack those old shells with Tannerite, and shoot at them with Mosin-Nagants from a half-mile distance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (P3gRi)

71 60 Zappa and a nice view! Thanks, MisHum! *smooch*

I heard this on an album, I think. Which one?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 06, 2021 10:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

Absolutely Free and Tinseltown Rebellion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (aA3+G)

72 Hmm... well I'm sorry you don't like her rendition.. and yeah the ad is meant to tug at your heartstrings. Millions of dogs are abandoned every year, just left behind to die because the humans that were supposed to care for them decided they didn't want the responsibility anymore. That ad makes me cry every time because I have seen it up close and personal.
Posted by: Jewells45


Have one dog & three cats that were dumped on our dirt road that wandered up to the house. That's on top of the 6 cats and one dog we previously had.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (uXonU)

73 How be your part of Az?

Getting a touch chilly most nights. Expecting a little bit of snow on Friday.

How's it in the pit?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (SchxB)

74 Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:08 PM (ESjRY)


But, but, but...

Posted by: Conor at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (hOUT3)

75 If you're on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off," Garg said on the call, a recording of which was viewed by CNN Business. "Your employment here is terminated effective immediately."

This guy is an imbecile. If you are on the call, I'd imagine you still have your password/logins intact.

If it was me, there'd be a metric shitton of deleted files and work in progress by the end of that call.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (mD/uy)

76
Check out some of the videos from Russia where people go out and dig through WW II battlefields. They find all sorts of gear and even bodies. I saw one where they were heaving unexploded 150 mm artillery shells out of a hole. It was amazing none of them exploded.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM (aghXp)
those people are fucking insane. when i was stationed in korea i had to watch a range safety video. the theme of this masterpiece produced in 81?
don't touch the dud. they said it about 87 times and backed it up with pics of maimed and dead soldiers who decided taking home an unexploded 40mm grenade would be exciting. oh it was- twas a blast!

Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow. at some point. at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (/hsff)

77 I just learned that the German word for "drums" is Schlagzeug.

Is that borrowed from Nazgul?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

78 I'm torn. On the one hand better.com ? sounds very woke and anytime a DIE team gets fired tickles my schadenfreude.

But fired via a ZOOM call a couple weeks before Christmas. That's harsh.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 06, 2021 10:09 PM (3cGpq)

79 Photography has never been the same since every moron under the sun has had access to YouTube tutorials on semi-advanced Photoshop.

It is kind of sad yeah. It used to really take a special eye to see the perfect image, and real skill with a camera to get it just right. These days you can take a terrible polaroid pic and make it look like an Ansel Adams masterpiece.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:10 PM (KZzsI)

80 @66: "AIDS tracing, AIDS 'quarantine camps' and so on."

Once upon a time, Fauci was on television and warning people that AIDS could spread by close contact in shared households, but I'm guessing you already knew that.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:10 PM (+WWsf)

81 Your employment here is terminated effective immediately.

Never heard that before.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:10 PM (FFsBN)

82 That's because the science is different in Washington DC than in Oregon.

Back in the day when I'd point out to lefty LIVs that their favorite politicians were burning fossil fuels on frivolous things I'd get a response of "well of course they should live better then we do - they are the elites!"

Has anyone tried this with COVID LIVs? I wonder how they respond to Newsome, Pelosi, etc partying like there is no COVID.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:10 PM (ESjRY)

83 Anyone with an ounce of brains would have picked a different VP running mate.

Remember, Biden's handlers took a looong time to select Kamala. There were no good choices for the D's.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:10 PM (I2/tG)

84

㿊,000 for an ugly Christmas sweater*?? Talk about chutzpah!


*known as a 'jumper' in many current and former Commonwealth nations...

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:10 PM (lMxC2)

85

Oh, dear...

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:11 PM (lMxC2)

86 That's because the science is different in Washington DC than in Oregon.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:08 PM (I2/tG)


Dude, EVERYTHING is different in Washington...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

87 January 2022 Headline

Former Methodist Pastor hospitalized after removing religious statue from his colon , claiming he fell on it while packing his belongings.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:11 PM (iXJM1)

88 77 I just learned that the German word for "drums" is Schlagzeug.

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Ahh, the enchanting lyricism and mellifluous romance of the ancient Teutonic tongue.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:11 PM (VxC1e)

89 Anyone with an ounce of brains would have picked a different VP running mate.

Remember, Biden's handlers took a looong time to select Kamala. There were no good choices for the D's.


Biden shot his mouth off without thinking (yeah, I know, shocking) and declared that his RM would be a WOC. That didn't leave a lot of options.

Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (ZsR3z)

90 Thanks for another entertaining ONT, MisHum, I don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you do.

Good evening, Horde.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

91

£㺞,000?

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (lMxC2)

92 Thanks for the dandy ONT, Mis Hum!

That photo up top is spectacular.

Sure hope that fellow finishes his concrete finishing job and retreats to safety without the board underneath giving way...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (rwusL)

93

Oh, f*ck me dead already!

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:13 PM (lMxC2)

94 52 Jewells
I here ya. All my dogs (many) have been rescues. All of them loved intensely.
I still can't watch that commercial though. It's too damn sad for me.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 06, 2021 10:13 PM (16EvI)

95 58 -
good evening
Posted by: wing -
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What do you mean? Do you wish me a good evening, or mean that it is a good evening whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this evening; or that it is a evening to be good on?
Posted by: One damned-pedantic old man in a weird pointy hat. at December 06, 2021 10:06 PM (BB7pQ)

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Go home, Gandalf! Yer drunk again!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:13 PM (CAJOC)

96 59 If you're on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off," Garg said on the call, a recording of which was viewed by CNN Business. "Your employment here is terminated effective immediately."
Thus spoke Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com during a Zoom call on Wednesday. Roughly 9% of the company's workforce was let go in fell swoop.


Three weeks before Christmas. They make Hallmark movies about that shit.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 10:06 PM (uXonU)

Not feeling sorry for these asshoes. It isn't like they're the only ones who have or will experience this. I'm sure most if not all were cheering for the vaxx mandates which would have gone into effect when...? And if anyone believes the date was slightly delayed because the people driving that BS developed some sort of conscience, I have a bridge for sale.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 06, 2021 10:13 PM (llON8)

97 Dr. Philip Nitschke just solved our execution by drugs controversy. Thanks doc.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:13 PM (iXJM1)

98 for an ugly Christmas sweater*?? Talk about chutzpah!

"I know, right? It doesn't even have antlers"
--Lane's mom

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:13 PM (KZzsI)

99 A touch chilly as well.

Was hoping to see the comet, but too much haze: light and otherwise.

3 ancho peppers 'bout ready for snipping.

Serious! yardwork at the old new house. Should have done it 20 years ago when we could recover from it faster ...

Posted by: Adriane the Politically Critical Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:13 PM (okV1R)

100 Sure hope that fellow finishes his concrete finishing job and retreats to safety without the board underneath giving way...
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (rwusL)

Wait a moment buddy, I'll get out of your way.

Posted by: The guy on the back of the plank at December 06, 2021 10:14 PM (P3gRi)

101 -
Check out some of the videos from Russia where people go out and dig through WW II battlefields. They find all sorts of gear and even bodies. I saw one where they were heaving unexploded 150 mm artillery shells out of a hole. It was amazing none of them exploded.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM -
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In the last week or so, there was a story of a WWII bomb going off when hit by a construction crew, injuring several folks.

Posted by: irright at December 06, 2021 10:14 PM (BB7pQ)

102 Kamala was chosen for her connections to Obama's old Silicon Valley dudebro network. Lots of money, data analysis, and other digital skullduggery came with her, and would have vanished without her.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:14 PM (+WWsf)

103 Biden shot his mouth off without thinking (yeah, I know, shocking) and declared that his RM would be a WOC.

I think it was predetermined as soon as they decided on Biden as the chosen one. He just let the cat out of the bag because his brain is swiss cheese.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:14 PM (KZzsI)

104 Biden shot his mouth off without thinking (yeah, I know, shocking) and declared that his RM would be a WOC.

Tulsi Gabbard is Hawaiian right?

BTW, saw her recent video - that girl is fit.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:14 PM (ESjRY)

105 Check out some of the videos from Russia where people go out and dig through WW II battlefields.

The Russians were tearing down the old Moskva hotel on Red Square in 2005, and discovered a ton of TNT in the hotel, which was intended to boobytrap the hotel if the Germans took Moscow. Somehow, the stash had been forgotten for sixty-five years.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (I2/tG)

106 Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

Awww shucks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

107 Once upon a time, Fauci was on television and warning people that AIDS could spread by close contact in shared households, but I'm guessing you already knew that.
Posted by: Walter Freeman

1983. UTMB Hospital/John Sealy Prison Hospital - Galveston. To enter an AID's patient's room required booties, gown, gloves, mask & hat. And that's just for the prison guards who never cam into contact with them, just present in the room with the inmate and Dr/Nurses.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (uXonU)

108 Pastor Craig Duke was relieved from his pastoral duties last week at Newburgh United Methodist Church

all the denominations don't understand why they are losing attendance

Hey! Look over here, say the Evangelicals, the Baptists and the Catholics, we've got an answer.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (FFsBN)

109 90 Thanks for another entertaining ONT, MisHum, I don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you do.

Good evening, Horde.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (TdMsT)


Willowed from previous thread, but sorry I missed you last night, {{{Ladyl}}}, and I hope you are doing well!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (Agr8U)

110 It is interesting to see how Russians just do not care about physical danger.

They are like the anti-Karens.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (ESjRY)

111 Not feeling sorry for these asshoes. It isn't like they're the only ones who have or will experience this. I'm sure most if not all were cheering for the vaxx mandates which would have gone into effect when...? And if anyone believes the date was slightly delayed because the people driving that BS developed some sort of conscience, I have a bridge for sale.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 06, 2021 10:13 PM (llON

well, my response to these saps at better.com is akin to what was told to the west virginia coal miners dying slowly of the black lung, pulling clumps of dead dinosaurs out of the earth so we can have heat:
learn to code motherfuckers.

Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow. at some point. at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (/hsff)

112 Sure hope that fellow finishes his concrete finishing job and retreats to safety without the board underneath giving way...
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (rwusL)


Why does the term "face-plant" keep coming to mind?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (hOUT3)

113 >>In the last week or so, there was a story of a WWII bomb going off when hit by a construction crew, injuring several folks.

Munich.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 06, 2021 10:16 PM (ZLI7S)

114 Have one dog & three cats that were dumped on our dirt road that wandered up to the house. That's on top of the 6 cats and one dog we previously had.

Special place in hell for people who do this. What's so fucking hard about at least taking them to a shelter? Yeah.. they may be put down but at least it's humane. Dumping them on the side of a road? Shame on them forever. I hate those people. And bless you for taking them in.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:16 PM (nxdel)

115 South of town was the old army base that had a training area, the EOD tried to get all the mines and shells found and dug up, but they never find any.
When I was a kid one of the jobs was driving combines and some plowing, and once in a while someone would pick up a dud shell or a mine.

One farmer had a bunch of dud shells he had picked up stacked behind one of the barns, the State Police EOD guy was not happy when he got the call to get them taken care of.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2021 10:16 PM (ZMraq)

116 In the last week or so, there was a story of a WWII bomb going off when hit by a construction crew, injuring several folks.

There are parts of France that are off limits to this day because they're packed with unexploded ordinance (the Zone Rouge). They lose cows and people every year in other places.

Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 10:16 PM (ZsR3z)

117 Yeah, they treated AIDS like it was spraying off of victims in an evil miasma. You really have to go out of your way to get that stuff, but they were acting like it was going to get us all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:17 PM (KZzsI)

118 83 Anyone with an ounce of brains would have picked a different VP running mate.

Remember, Biden's handlers took a looong time to select Kamala. There were no good choices for the D's.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:10 PM (I2/tG)

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I think Tulsi Gabbard would have made a good choice. Of course, there was no way the D's were going to allow that!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:17 PM (CAJOC)

119 Say, can we use that Scandinavian death capsule as an execution device? It would beat Old Sparky, and the criminal pro-lifers on the Left would have to admit that it's humane.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 06, 2021 10:17 PM (mdjgu)

120 "The person will feel a little disoriented and may feel slightly euphoric before they lose consciousness. Death takes place through hypoxia and hypocapnia, oxygen and carbon dioxide deprivation, respectively."

I'd add some nitrous for any Commie, because Nice.

As long as Mandatory.

Posted by: Miklos, willing to compromise about once a Blue Moon at December 06, 2021 10:17 PM (QzkSJ)

121 I don't believe the blue in the lead photo actually exists in nature!

Go to Colorado some time. The skies there have to be seen to be believed.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 09:54 PM (KZzsI)
* * * *
You see the same thing in other western states also, like Utah.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 06, 2021 10:17 PM (rwusL)

122 Why does the term "face-plant" keep coming to mind?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (hOUT3)

Because in a former life you were an engineer?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

123 Tulsi Gabbard is Hawaiian right?

BTW, saw her recent video - that girl is fit.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:14 PM (ESjRY)

Hindu

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:18 PM (iXJM1)

124 There are parts of France that are off limits to this day because they're packed with unexploded ordinance (the Zone Rouge). They lose cows and people every year in other places.

I forgot to say that the UEO was from WWI.

Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 10:18 PM (ZsR3z)

125 -
Pastor Craig Duke was relieved from his pastoral duties last week at Newburgh United Methodist Church

all the denominations don't understand why they are losing attendance -
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Did someone say denominations?

Posted by: Joel Osteen at December 06, 2021 10:19 PM (BB7pQ)

126 I still can't watch that commercial though. It's too damn sad for me.

I know. I bawl my eyes out every time.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:19 PM (nxdel)

127 *known as a 'jumper' in many current and former Commonwealth nations...
Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:10 PM (lMxC2)


And in some South American Countries, as well.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2021 10:19 PM (ZMraq)

128 I forgot to say that the UEO was from WWI.
Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 10:18 PM (ZsR3z)

Past its "best before" date, then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (P3gRi)

129 Tulsi Gabbard had 20x the brain power of Biden. Unfortunately that means she's still lacking a bit.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (iXJM1)

130 There are parts of France that are off limits to this day because they're packed with unexploded ordinance (the Zone Rouge). They lose cows and people every year in other places.
Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 10:16 PM (ZsR3z)

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Feche le vache!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (VxC1e)

131 @103: "He just let the cat out of the bag because his brain is swiss cheese."

Yeah; they chose Kamala early. She disappeared from all media exposure a few days after her primary withdrawal, maybe six weeks away; and, quite literally, that was time for her to go do a major facelift and let it heal. Biden did some serious forehead and cheek Botox work around the same time too, but he didn't have the luxury of disappearing. I knew Kamala would be the VP as soon as she finally reappeared, and it was obvious what had been done, and that she wasn't quite back to normal facial movements; early release, and rushing her back into the spotlight just in time.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (+WWsf)

132 >>> I would so love to have been there to see the guy "fall" on a bomb...
Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 06, 2021 10:04 PM (16EvI)


Me too, I like to watch.

Posted by: Fauci at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (a1pQd)

133 One farmer had a bunch of dud shells he had picked up stacked behind one of the barns, the State Police EOD guy was not happy when he got the call to get them taken care of.

ANGEL (points at shotgun): Oh and Mr. Webley, I trust you have a license for that?
WEBLEY: Oharrghldozfortheesun.
PC WALKER: "Idoes for theesun."
DANNY: He does for this one.
ANGEL: What do you mean by "this one?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (KZzsI)

134
Did someone say denominations?
Posted by: Joel Osteen at December 06, 2021 10:19 PM (BB7pQ)

Cha-Ching.............

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

135 Hello all you lovely people.

Posted by: alamogordo at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (RxK/D)

136 Just watched a youtube vid of the Russian guy who made it a mission to find the missing soldiers- amazing how many they have found, and doubt they have any idea how many are still out there

Posted by: a dude in MI at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (+I6Y/)

137 Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow.

It's not her fault that she was too dumb to know what being vice president means.
Also, you want snow, you can have ours.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2021 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

138 The Bourbon Trail is still in the early planning stages, but I will pick your brain...soon!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:02 PM (Q9lwr)


Okee dokee. I had a nice but short visit this past weekend. First stop was Liquor Barn. I was like a kid in a candy store.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:21 PM (mZUr4)

139
£㺞,000?


Posted by: Zettai at December 06

I do not understand these symbols in this order.

But it looks BAD

Posted by: Miklos, unwilling to speculate at December 06, 2021 10:21 PM (QzkSJ)

140 Among those fired were the diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting team.


==

I thought this was snark - but it turned out to be an actual quote! LOL

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at December 06, 2021 10:21 PM (FcPY7)

141 Is Floridachick a troll or just on a bad network?

Posted by: Adriane the Politically Critical Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:21 PM (okV1R)

142 Go to Colorado some time. The skies there have to be seen to be believed.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 09:54 PM (KZzsI)
* * * *
You see the same thing in other western states also, like Utah.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 06, 2021 10:17 PM (rwusL)

Even as spectacular as it is

Nighttime Sky > Daytime Sky

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:21 PM (iXJM1)

143 Yeah, they treated AIDS like it was spraying off of victims in an evil miasma. You really have to go out of your way to get that stuff, but they were acting like it was going to get us all.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:17 PM (KZzsI)


AIDS was a trial run for Covid mandate methodology, but they couldn't get the only possible transmissibility method to be one the public would accept as potentially dangerous to normal people!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:22 PM (hOUT3)

144 @118: "I think Tulsi Gabbard would have made a good choice."

DeSantis / Gabbard '24 would have some major potential; but Trump.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:22 PM (+WWsf)

145 The military collector claimed he armour-piercing munition was from his private arsenal

***

private arse-nal

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at December 06, 2021 10:22 PM (FcPY7)

146 Hello all you lovely people.
Posted by: alamogordo

Your kindness radiates

Posted by: Miklos von Neumann-Teller-Szilard at December 06, 2021 10:22 PM (QzkSJ)

147 I don't believe the blue in the lead photo actually exists in nature!

With film cameras, a polarizer lens was used to increase saturation, it can be very dramatic. It depends quite a bit on the angle of the sun, too.

I'm sure with modern digital cameras all sorts of color enhancement after the fact is possible, too. I would agree a lot of photos tend towards a little to a lot of enhancement. All that one needed was a humongous full moon P-shopped in there.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 06, 2021 10:22 PM (mgqr3)

148 Jamaal Bowman needs to shut the fuck up. He obviously didn't pay any attention to Israel, and arrived with some pre-recorded thoughts that had nothing to do with reality.

Most Israelis don't give a shit about the Palestinians, and just want to have good lives and get along with everybody.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:22 PM (Q9lwr)

149 126 I still can't watch that commercial though. It's too damn sad for me.

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Thank you. I put a lot of myself into it.

Posted by: Sally Struthers at December 06, 2021 10:22 PM (VxC1e)

150 59 If you're on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off," Garg said on the call, a recording of which was viewed by CNN Business. "Your employment here is terminated effective immediately."
Thus spoke Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com during a Zoom call on Wednesday. Roughly 9% of the company's workforce was let go in fell swoop.


Three weeks before Christmas. They make Hallmark movies about that shit.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 10:06 PM (uXonU)


I do believe that the company had been tracking these employees on their computers and that the employees fired were working on average 2 hours in an 8 hour work day.

I.E., they got rid of the freeloaders.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at December 06, 2021 10:23 PM (I8FKK)

151 SMOD
Then he took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

...and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:23 PM (FFsBN)

152 A competent Biden VP could have written their ticket to power unlike any other VP.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:23 PM (iXJM1)

153 Serious! yardwork at the old new house. Should have done it 20 years ago when we could recover from it faster ...

That's one feature of the secret mountain lair, I just rake once a year in the early spring. Then spend the rest of the year killing weeds with fire.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 06, 2021 10:23 PM (SchxB)

154 The Russians were tearing down the old Moskva hotel on Red Square in 2005, and discovered a ton of TNT in the hotel, which was intended to boobytrap the hotel if the Germans took Moscow. Somehow, the stash had been forgotten for sixty-five years.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (I2/tG)

A former co-worker grew up in Kiev. He told stories about finding and playing with discarded German and Soviet gear from the titanic battles around the city. He knew some kids that got killed after stumbling upon unexploded munitions.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 10:23 PM (aghXp)

155 You see the same thing in other western states also, like Utah.

High enough in the mountains, yeah, but I have never seen skies like in Colorado in any other state.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (KZzsI)

156 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at December 06, 2021 10:23 PM (I8FKK)

Well there's a nic I haven't seen in awhile. Hello.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (aA3+G)

157 Ridiculous. I visited Israel. Jews there were, at least that time, less fixated on the Holocaust than the ones here. More pressing matters at hand. Perhaps when the Party men like Bowman show their hand in the US, we'll understand that. Dumb words from dumb politicians, filtered through the dumb minds of dumb journalists at dumb publications, don't really pack the frisson of frequent racially motivated bombings and shootings.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (2ABQr)

158 McLauchin and her group can DIAF. They cut their ad to sound like most pet owners are neglecting their pets and that group has to swoop in and save them.

As a pet owner: DIAF bitch I take damn fine care of my critters and I don't appreciate any implication otherwise. As a generic animal lover I donate to a small private rescuer who spends on the critters not on ads insulting pet owners.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (3cGpq)

159 Poetry in Motion ONT Compliance GIFs

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (qAR6u)

160 -
It is interesting to see how Russians just do not care about physical danger. -
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Yeah well, you do what you can to help.

Posted by: Vodka at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (BB7pQ)

161 And we are going to get a new dog Thursday. A little Shitzu, female.. found abandoned on the road. Taken to a shelter. Russell found out and said we'll take her. She's old, blind, tons of health problems...but she will live out the rest of her life with people who will love her and care for her. He told me this tonight as he spent 30 minutes trying to get a small burr out of one of our other dogs paws. This man is a saint.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (nxdel)

162 ...But it looks BAD

Posted by: Miklos, unwilling to speculate at December 06, 2021 10:21 PM



It seems the Asian character means 'bamboo' in the Chinese tongue...

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:25 PM (lMxC2)

163 ...and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

Posted by: Braenyard


Oh Sinner man, where you gonna run to ...

Posted by: Adriane the Politically Critical Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:25 PM (okV1R)

164 Most Israelis don't give a shit about the Palestinians, and just want to have good lives and get along with everybody.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:22 PM (Q9lwr)


What a radical concept!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:25 PM (hOUT3)

165 If a tree falls on Brandon and Kamala-walla-ding-dong ascends to the throne, she'll be Head of State. She may well be anal of state, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 06, 2021 10:25 PM (FVME7)

166 I forgot to say that the UEO was from WWI.
Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 10:18 PM (ZsR3z)


There are forests in Germany that were mined with glass mines in WWII that were never dug up or found. Only metal is the lead adzide cap. There are signs up, I am told, that say they won't come and get you if you step on one.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2021 10:25 PM (ZMraq)

167 It is interesting to see how Russians just do not care about physical danger.

In 2004, the Chechens blew up two planes flying out of Moscow in forty minutes, using female suicide bombers, who bribed their way past the security checkpoints, killing ninety people.

Imagine if this had happened in the United States - all air traffic would be shut down for days, while an investigation took place.

In Russia? Nah. Planes kept flying, and passengers kept getting on the planes. Some airport security people found themselves serving long prison sentences in Siberia.

In some sense, it's a healthier response - Russians are arguably better at risk assessment.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:25 PM (I2/tG)

168 It is interesting to see how Russians just do not care about physical danger. -
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When you have nothing left to lose....

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:26 PM (iXJM1)

169 Shitzu? Is that German?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:26 PM (VxC1e)

170 People were talking earlier about favorite bands and songs and such. I was working then, but I thought I'd share one.

Sailor. British band from the 70's, had some hits in the UK, but made little if any impact in the US.

Described, kind of inaccurately as "Roxy Music meets the Beach Boys" that will, nonetheless, be their go to meme.

Their big UK hits, "Girls Girls Girls" and "A Glass of Champagne" are well worth seeking out.

Trust me, their songs are great.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 06, 2021 10:26 PM (OU+8W)

171 Miklos von Neumann-Teller-Szilard
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That's some atomic Magyar brainpower there!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 06, 2021 10:26 PM (Dc2NZ)

172 Gabbard has said some positive things, but...her record is not someone I'd want to support.

I *think* she's more conservative then her record would otherwise indicate, but she's likely at least a Bill Clinton leftist.

Now, having her as the face of a sane-er Dem party? Yes, that would be a major step forward...but give me God Emperor DeSantis and his Space Marines, err, Florida State Guard.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:26 PM (ESjRY)

173 It seems the Asian character means 'bamboo' in the Chinese tongue...
Posted by: Zettai

Chinese bamboo tongue-piercings?

Posted by: Miklos don't wanna party with that guy at December 06, 2021 10:26 PM (QzkSJ)

174 Personally I don't really care about abortion and I wish both parties would stop using it as a shield to deflect criticism over their piss poor governance. It's no coincidence that it suddenly becomes a thing again after a decade of not being a thing right when people are starting to cotton on to the corpo sleaze and general worthlessness that permeates the system.

But whatever, not my fight.

Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 10:27 PM (UewuT)

175 Imagine if this had happened in the United States - all air traffic would be shut down for days, while an investigation took place.

"One shuttle blew up we have to shut down the space program completely for 10 years!!1!!1!!!!"
--Ronald Reagan

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:28 PM (KZzsI)

176 I *think* she's more conservative then her record would otherwise indicate, but she's likely at least a Bill Clinton leftist.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:26 PM (ESjRY)

And in the Democrat party she is hard right, which bodes ill for them.

I wonder how much of her appeal is that she looks damned good in a bikini?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:28 PM (Q9lwr)

177 Fun Fact: John von Neumann was such an incredibly gifted mathematician that the word around his social circle was that he was actually an alien from another world,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:29 PM (VxC1e)

178 Was the munition lodged in this individuals bunghole in fact a live round? Seems doubtful. But, ya pays yer money and takes yer chances.

In the US, training rounds for all sorts of 'Splodey stuff are usually painted blue, iirc, to avoid confusion. Not simply for rectal insertions, just as a visual indicator to assure someone that the device is inert, and poses no danger. Except for the "Stuck Up My Ass, Doc!" part. OD green, with yellow markings, yeah I'd be calling the bomb squad too.

That guy is lucky they found someone willing to take on the challenge. Can you make someone work on an actual bomb like that? I mean, outside a .mil combat situation? This is a voluntary ... act.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 06, 2021 10:29 PM (mgqr3)

179 That's one feature of the secret mountain lair, I just rake once a year in the early spring. Then spend the rest of the year killing weeds with fire.

Get a goat!
: -))

Actually putting in a walkway to the front door. Amazing how little coverage you get from a bag of cement.

Posted by: Adriane the Politically Critical Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:29 PM (okV1R)

180 f*ck me dead >> death capsule

Posted by: banana Dream at December 06, 2021 10:29 PM (a1pQd)

181 I wonder how much of her appeal is that she looks damned good in a bikini?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:28 PM (Q9lwr)[.i[

Have we lost the very concept of links?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:29 PM (hOUT3)

182 Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 10:27 PM (UewuT)

IMHO the degradation of social conservatism is the cause of our current state. You may not care but it cares about you.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:29 PM (iXJM1)

183 I knew Kamala would be the VP as soon as she finally reappeared, and it was obvious what had been done, and that she wasn't quite back to normal facial movements; early release, and rushing her back into the spotlight just in time.
Posted by: Walter Freeman


When she showed back up she had that smile like The Joker.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 10:30 PM (uXonU)

184
Willowed from previous thread, but sorry I missed you last night, {{{Ladyl}}}, and I hope you are doing well!
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 06, 2021 10:15 PM (Agr8U)


{{{S'Puppy}}}

Getting over a very annoying cold, but other than that I'm just fine! How are you?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

185 A former co-worker grew up in Kiev.

Before the Russians evacuated Kiev in 1941, they figured out which buildings the Germans were likely to use as military headquarters and as administrative offices, and booby trapped them with delayed action explosives, which started going off periodically after the Germans occupied the city. They successfully killed quite a few high-ranking Germans.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:30 PM (I2/tG)

186 At the start of COVID mania I mentioned to some of my coworkers that in the US we no longer have any ability to assess risk and that our ancestors would be shocked at us.

They didn't get it and I stopped talking about it.

As one point of comparison, remember that smallpox epidemic during the revolutionary war that...didn't stop the war or anything else? Death rate = 62%.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:30 PM (ESjRY)

187 And in the Democrat party she is hard right, which bodes ill for them.

I wonder how much of her appeal is that she looks damned good in a bikini?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:28 PM (Q9lwr)

dude, after having to look upon the muppet like mugs of kate brown, pelosi, amy klobuchar and omar, i'll take a tulsi gabbard hands down.
she might be one of the few libs that is decent looking.
kind of interesting that the hardcore libs- both men and women- seem to transform into gollum like creatures.

Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow. at some point. at December 06, 2021 10:30 PM (/hsff)

188 {{{S'Puppy}}}

Getting over a very annoying cold, but other than that I'm just fine! How are you?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:30 PM (TdMsT)


Can't complain, ma'am -- could do without the cold wind hereabouts, though.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (Agr8U)

189 Has anyone seen Witch Doktor recently? I asked a few weeks ago and nobody had seen him. I dont know him personally -- just wondering about him. He went thru a rough patch a few months ago.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (mZUr4)

190 Hmm... well I'm sorry you don't like her rendition.. and yeah the ad is meant to tug at your heartstrings. Millions of dogs are abandoned every year, just left behind to die because the humans that were supposed to care for them decided they didn't want the responsibility anymore. That ad makes me cry every time because I have seen it up close and personal.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:05 PM (nxdel)


Fortunately around here they have done a good job of cutting way back on the amount of dogs in county shelters. The problem now is if you want a shelter dog that isn't a pit bull you have to work at it. When I wanted a beagle, I went to the animal shelters in three counties and there were none to be had. But you're right, going into the animal shelter is tough.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

191 Although I have to wonder about someone named Kayvon.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Knew a guy in HS with that name. Brought a pipebomb to school one day.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (1t5dY)

192 @172: "I *think* she's more conservative then her record would otherwise indicate, but she's likely at least a Bill Clinton leftist."

Nowadays, I think we need to be grading people less on the old ideological spectrum, and more on a current pro-or-anti-federal-establishment spectrum. By most measures, she's a left-leaning centrist, but could be electoral gold on a Republican ticket in a national election.

And, again, I reserve the right to change my mind about her, but today, yeah, I'd slot her in as a top tier VP choice; but, yes, times change.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (+WWsf)

193 I wonder how much of her appeal is that she looks damned good in a bikini?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Good looking folks get away with a lot.
A Seinfeld episode showed it best.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (r1z5A)

194 Get out of the damn cities.

https://bit.ly/3Dv2yNo

Posted by: bonhomme at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (i0wNm)

195 181 I wonder how much of her appeal is that she looks damned good in a bikini?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:28 PM (Q9lwr)[.i[

Have we lost the very concept of links?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:29 PM (hOUT3)

***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM (aA3+G)

196 >>I wonder how much of her appeal is that she looks damned good in a bikini?

Check out her family background.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM (ZLI7S)

197 -
I wonder how much of her appeal is that she looks damned good in a bikini?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Have we lost the very concept of links?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -
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https://tinyurl.com/yckjataz

Posted by: teh link at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM (BB7pQ)

198 161 And we are going to get a new dog Thursday. A little Shitzu, female.. found abandoned on the road. Taken to a shelter. Russell found out and said we'll take her. She's old, blind, tons of health problems...but she will live out the rest of her life with people who will love her and care for her. He told me this tonight as he spent 30 minutes trying to get a small burr out of one of our other dogs paws. This man is a saint.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (nxdel)


This brings tears to my eyes. {{{Jewells}}} and I rarely cry.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM (TdMsT)

199 My mom went to Davenport College. They didn't have maxi pads in the mens' restrooms back then.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (+lVUW)

200 @183: "When she showed back up she had that smile like The Joker."

Facelift, and better smile, but without the necessary electroshock therapy to rid of her of that most awful nervous laughter tic.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (+WWsf)

201 https://tinyurl.com/yckjataz
Posted by: teh link at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM (BB7pQ)


Curses, and I KNEW better...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (hOUT3)

202 https://tinyurl.com/yckjataz
Posted by: teh link at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM (BB7pQ

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LOL

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (VxC1e)

203 https://tinyurl.com/yckjataz
Posted by: teh link at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM (BB7pQ)

I hate you.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (x8Wzq)

204 MIL has been admitted to the hospital. COVID and pneumonia It is not looking good. My poor husband, who has COVID also, is absolutely distraught. Pray pray pray.

Posted by: Jmel at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (bVhJi)

205 I once awkwardly fell onto a German hand grenade. Fortunately, the Stielhandgranate has a wooden handle so I could get a good enough grip to yank it out. Saved me from being red-faced at the ER.

Posted by: Lumpkin at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (JPtHE)

206 Posted by: teh link

You asshole.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (r1z5A)

207 Actually putting in a walkway to the front door. Amazing how little coverage you get from a bag of cement.

You can stretch your concrete budget with the Chinese construction worker method. Mix random trash in with your aggregate and hope nobody notices until after it passes inspection.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (SchxB)

208 Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:30 PM (ESjRY)

I think it also now infects some faction of the Right in regard to military actions.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:34 PM (iXJM1)

209 And in the Democrat party she is hard right, which bodes ill for them.

I wonder how much of her appeal is that she looks damned good in a bikini?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:28 PM (Q9lwr)


Who among Ace.or the COBs gave her the Coffee Cake nickname??

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:34 PM (mZUr4)

210 Good evening morons and thanks mh

I guess I'm not going to be the only author of a tell-all book about "my years with Kamala."

Maybe a vignette in Reader's Digest

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 10:34 PM (EZebt)

211 And, again, I reserve the right to change my mind about her, but today, yeah, I'd slot her in as a top tier VP choice; but, yes, times change.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (+WWsf)


oddly she is hanging part times with some libertarians.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2021 10:34 PM (ZMraq)

212 and yeah the ad is meant to tug at your heartstrings

Its not so much that, although yeah, its deliberately manipulative, but its that they ran the thing like 1,823,917,294 a night and its really long. After a while you get kinda tired of the song. And nobody really likes Sally Strothers.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:34 PM (KZzsI)

213 I get it. There are bigger fish to fry than fry the abortion issue.

But it's a national crime that shames us all... Anyone who doesn't oppose it forcefully is useless. It's a litmus test. And only a so-so one. Most people who "oppose" abortion are disingenuous charlatans like the rest, but lie about it for convenience's sake. They probably clink glasses with the Dems while they bang kids together. For comity.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2021 10:34 PM (2ABQr)

214
https://tinyurl.com/yckjataz
Posted by: teh link at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM (BB7pQ)


I can't stop laughing

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

215 There are a number of arguments as to why right wing people tend to be better looking then left wingers*. One of the simplest ones is that conservatives embrace traditional mores. A thin women with long hair in a skirt, or a guy with some muscle tone in a suit are more appealing then a blue haired androgynous freak in a mu-mu.

*Hollywood is kind of an exception in that you have to be good looking AND you have to adopt the politics of the not good looking business people running things.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:34 PM (ESjRY)

216 Malaria Baldwin's accent disappears when she's angry.

https://bit.ly/3lIirKh

Posted by: bonhomme at December 06, 2021 10:35 PM (i0wNm)

217 Posted by: Jmel at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (bVhJi)

Prayers up, Jmel!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:35 PM (hOUT3)

218 MIL has been admitted to the hospital. COVID and pneumonia It is not looking good. My poor husband, who has COVID also, is absolutely distraught. Pray pray pray.
Posted by: Jmel at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (bVhJi)

Prayers of course but curious if she was vaccinated. Again prayers for your family.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:35 PM (iXJM1)

219 https://tinyurl.com/yckjataz

Posted by: teh link at December 06, 2021 10:32 PM



We should just string 'im up! A trial is too good for him...

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:35 PM (lMxC2)

220 Jmel - May your husband and his mother be Blessed with Health and Healing.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:36 PM (okV1R)

221 204 MIL has been admitted to the hospital. COVID and pneumonia It is not looking good. My poor husband, who has COVID also, is absolutely distraught. Pray pray pray.
Posted by: Jmel at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (bVhJi

sorry jmel. was the mil and your husband breakthrough cases? my senior citizen dad was, as was my daughter. fortunately both turned out okay, so hopefully your family does as well.
heard that people are coming down with pneumonia and the rona here in washington state as well...

Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow. at some point. at December 06, 2021 10:36 PM (/hsff)

222 -
At the start of COVID mania I mentioned to some of my coworkers that in the US we no longer have any ability to assess risk and that our ancestors would be shocked at us.

They didn't get it and I stopped talking about it. -
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You could have stopped the sentence after "assess". American's ability to judge has been intentionally killed by our schools.

Posted by: irright at December 06, 2021 10:36 PM (BB7pQ)

223 Get out of the damn cities.

https://bit.ly/3Dv2yNo
Posted by: bonhomme at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (i0wNm)

You want death squads? This is how you get death squads.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:36 PM (P3gRi)

224 204 MIL has been admitted to the hospital. COVID and pneumonia It is not looking good. My poor husband, who has COVID also, is absolutely distraught. Pray pray pray.
Posted by: Jmel at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (bVhJi)


Just sent up prayer for healing and Hod's mercy, Jmel.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:36 PM (TdMsT)

225 Posted by: Jmel at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (bVhJi)

Sending prayers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at December 06, 2021 10:36 PM (x8Wzq)

226 America has no idea how to fight a war anymore.

There are two central things to focus on as a military leader: Achieving victory and saving as many of your own soldiers lives as possible.

In every recent war we've instead focused on preserving enemy lives more then anything else. It is insane.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:37 PM (ESjRY)

227 God's mercy.

Damned autocucumber.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

228 in the US we no longer have any ability to assess risk

The mask hysterics in Oregon think we should have permanent masking requirements (especially in schools) To Protect The Children.

As of 11/30 there were two people under the age of eighteen hospitalized with Covid in Oregon. Two.

Yeah, our ability to assess risk is gone.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:38 PM (I2/tG)

229

Autocolander is a tool of Santa...

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:38 PM (lMxC2)

230 Hey cool, I'm not the only one who's noticed the epic risk-management fail going on all around us.

Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 10:38 PM (UewuT)

231 As of 11/30 there were two people under the age of eighteen hospitalized with Covid in Oregon. Two.

Yeah, our ability to assess risk is gone.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:38 PM (I2/tG)

I would bet that both are obese, have diabetes, and possibly another comorbidity.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 10:39 PM (Q9lwr)

232 A prayer for complete and immediate healing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 10:39 PM (EZebt)

233 In every recent war we've instead focused on preserving enemy lives more then anything else. It is insane.

Yep. We cannot actually fight wars any more as a nation. We can crush an enemy easily but choose not to. War, as history has taught us painfully well, is far worse if you don't go at it with total brutality to get it over with as completely as possible and quickly as needed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:39 PM (KZzsI)

234 191 Although I have to wonder about someone named Kayvon.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Knew a guy in HS with that name. Brought a pipebomb to school one day.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 06, 2021 10:31 PM (1t5dY)

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Knew a guy in college named Kayvon. Nice enough guy, no pipe bombs that I know of.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:39 PM (CAJOC)

235 MIL has been admitted to the hospital. COVID and pneumonia It is not looking good. My poor husband, who has COVID also, is absolutely distraught. Pray pray pray.
Posted by: Jmel at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (bVhJi)

Are they getting Ivermectin?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:39 PM (P3gRi)

236 Kayvon sells cartoon balloons in town.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (VxC1e)

237 In every recent war we've instead focused on preserving enemy lives more then anything else. It is insane.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:37 PM (ESjRY)


"Every enemy combatant death could have been prevented, but deaths among invading troops are just part of doing operations overseas!"

Insanity abounds!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (hOUT3)

238 Thanks for the linky, Mis. Hum.!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (XSRBF)

239 Jmel, prayers up.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (llON8)

240 Well, I just left the old house for the last time. I said my goodbyes, the closing is tomorrow. I'm finally free..Freeeee..FREEEEEEEE. Hahahahahaha *wheeeze*hahahahahahaah *wheeeeze..wheeeeze* haahahahahahaha Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Gonna miss my epic books racks though..bummer.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (VwHCD)

241 Jmel, prayers up for your whole family

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (FcPY7)

242 Oy.

The Brave clock incorrect error is starting to speed up the process of me going nuts.

Does anyone have a another browser recommendation with their same regards for privacy?

Posted by: Adriane the Technically Insufficient Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (okV1R)

243 233 War, as history has taught us painfully well, is far worse if you don't go at it with total brutality to get it over with as completely as possible and quickly as needed.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:39 PM (KZzsI)


Wassup, infidels!

Posted by: The Middle East (all of it, really) at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (UewuT)

244 I know of a man, an old friend of my parents, who died from pneumonia brought on by the Wuhan Flu. He was in his 80s. I know of another man who died, an uncle of mine who was in later stages of Alzheimer's in a nursing home. The people working there just basically let him die. His daughter came by every day, but his nurse came in late, skipped days, etc. They just didn't care.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (KZzsI)

245 238 Thanks for the linky, Mis. Hum.!
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (XSRBF)

You're welcome.
I enjoy your site.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

246 156 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at December 06, 2021 10:23 PM (I8FKK)

Well there's a nic I haven't seen in awhile. Hello.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (aA3+G)

Howdy, been lurking for about 5 years now. Lot's of personal stuff going on in the family.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (I8FKK)

247 Ladyl!! I could write a book I swear.. maybe someday I will. These old pups.. they are so happy to be there. It's like they know.. this is my last shot. Old Hobbs was trying to be helpful when Russell was trying to get that burr out of Busters little paw and I was trying to get him away and he snapped and growled at me. I just pulled away and said okay old boy. So I went to the other side of the room. He sat there and licked Busters face as Russell was working on the paw. He knew.. Buster needed a friend. I almost started crying. Fucking dogs.. we could all learn from them.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (nxdel)

248 @228: "Yeah, our ability to assess risk is gone."

The unwashed masses never had that ability; what changed are the people shaping mass opinions through social media; now sowing irrational fear from the top down.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (+WWsf)

249 I would bet that both are obese, have diabetes, and possibly another comorbidity.

Yeah, it doesn't mean that the two kids are in the hospital because of Covid, it merely means that they happen to have Covid.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (I2/tG)

250

Gabbard = 1 -- IF she's got her head in a bag...

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (lMxC2)

251 Biden shot his mouth off without thinking (yeah, I know, shocking) and declared that his RM would be a WOC. That didn't leave a lot of options.
Posted by: pep at December 06, 2021 10:12 PM (ZsR3z)


What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Tank Abrahms at December 06, 2021 10:42 PM (+lVUW)

252 Although I have to wonder about someone named Kayvon.

Kayvon, Kavon likes his money
He makes a lot they say
Spends his day counting
In a garage by the motorway

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:42 PM (KZzsI)

253 Gonna miss my epic books racks though..bummer.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (VwHCD)

God speed. There shall be more book racks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at December 06, 2021 10:42 PM (x8Wzq)

254 You want death squads? This is how you get death squads.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Dey can haz, or dey just goetz?

Posted by: Miklos, ex-urbanite at December 06, 2021 10:42 PM (QzkSJ)

255 If it's good for the goose . . .

I'm watching a true crime show in which the victim's wife denied a sexual affair with the next door neighbor despite him buying her expensive gifts. Eventually, more evidence of such an affair was found and the cops confronted her. She said it was only mutual masturbation and cunninglingus. The Bill Clinton rule. a

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 06, 2021 10:42 PM (FVME7)

256 Gonna miss my epic books racks though..bummer.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM (VwHCD)


That was incredibly beautiful precision woodwork Bers, thank you for showing me those photos!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:43 PM (hOUT3)

257 >>>In some sense, it's a healthier response - Russians are arguably better at risk assessment.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:25 PM (I2/tG)
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Big heads up when Bushs' AG? at the end of his term was head of the company selling the XRay machine to the TSA.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:43 PM (FFsBN)

258 >>>You're welcome.
I enjoy your site.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Thank you. Also, prayers up from here Jmel.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 06, 2021 10:43 PM (XSRBF)

259 226 America has no idea how to fight a war anymore.
There are two central things to focus on as a military leader: Achieving victory and saving as many of your own soldiers lives as possible.
In every recent war we've instead focused on preserving enemy lives more then anything else. It is insane.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:37 PM (ESjRY)

spot on statement. the roe in the ghan and iraq after initial combat operations was so restrictive it bordered on insanity. and this was with our compassionate conservative george pretzel bush at the helm. it only got worse thereafter. trump took the fight to the enemy, but the military is so inundated with leftists shitbirds and lawyers it didn't do much good.
it will take an existential crisis to wake the american people up. and they probably won't- like frito from idiocracy, everyone is too busy 'batin.

Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow. at some point. at December 06, 2021 10:43 PM (/hsff)

260 You want death squads? This is how you get death squads.

Last time it got like this in NYC you got Bernard Goetz and the Guardian Angels.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:43 PM (KZzsI)

261 Howdy, been lurking for about 5 years now. Lot's of personal stuff going on in the family.

Nice to "see" you. Hope you get more free time and the issues get worked out for the best.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 06, 2021 10:43 PM (SchxB)

262 What is going on with NE tonight - 1 pass and they're up 14-10?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 06, 2021 10:43 PM (KAi1n)

263 You see the same thing in other western states also, like Utah.

High enough in the mountains, yeah, but I have never seen skies like in Colorado in any other state.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (KZzsI)
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Not being argumentative but I grew up in western Colorado. And the skies in the lower half of Utah are just as spectacular. Some days, the sky is so blue it almost hurts to look at it. A lot of areas are taking the "dark skies" seriously and I have never seen so many stars on a clear night.

I've not been up near Salt Lake so cannot speak for how things are up there.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (rwusL)

264 Part of the risk assessment problem is the Left has no ability to determine cause and effect. It's one of of the mental defects found in all Leftists.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (iXJM1)

265 I would bet that both are obese, have diabetes, and possibly another comorbidity.

A couple of months ago the FNM was orgasmic over a kid, finally, dying from COVID. And no comorbidities honest!

But then they showed a picture of the kid and he was at least 300 lb.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (ESjRY)

266 186

speaking of assessing risk ...

I was out running a couple weeks ago - beautiful day, 60's , sunny - nice Autumn day

I passed a young woman on a bike - she was riding the wrong way down the road, and was wearing no helmet ... but she had on of those useless paper masks

WTF ??

Posted by: Big Star at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (Modkf)

267 41 38 Is that the same picture as last night?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 06, 2021 10:00 PM (SRRAx)

So they all look alike, do they?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:02 PM (aA3+G)


My apologies, darlin' - I'm from the part of Texas that doesn't know from mountains/cliffs....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (SRRAx)

268 Knew a guy in college named Kayvon. Nice enough guy, no pipe bombs that I know of.
Posted by: No One

There were drug stores in Nawlins called Kay-Bee.

Biggest Valu-Rite resellers in Louisiana.

Posted by: Miklos, showing ID at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (QzkSJ)

269 Not being argumentative but I grew up in western Colorado. And the skies in the lower half of Utah are just as spectacular.

I haven't been that far south, except when my parents took me to 4 corners when I was like 2. So I'll have to take your word

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:45 PM (KZzsI)

270 Fucking dogs.. we could all learn from them.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (nxdel)


Phrasing my dear {{{Jewells}}}, phrasing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:45 PM (hOUT3)

271 My daughter drove to Moab, Utah to get her latest pup. Apparently, they have a huge rescue shelter with many of dogs coming from the reservation.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 06, 2021 10:45 PM (FVME7)

272 269 Not being argumentative but I grew up in western Colorado. And the skies in the lower half of Utah are just as spectacular.

I haven't been that far south, except when my parents took me to 4 corners when I was like 2. So I'll have to take your word
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:45 PM (KZzsI)


Oh goody a fight.............

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:46 PM (aA3+G)

273 Was talking with a Karen in my circle of people the other day.

We went round and round on the risk of COVID to kids. Eventually got her to admit it was low. Then started about the risk from the shot. She sort of admitted there was some risk.

But...she couldn't compare those two things. If the risk of dying from COVID for a healthy 12 year old is say .000001% and the risk of dying from the shot is .000002% you shouldn't take it...EOS...no matter how many talking heads tell you otherwise...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 10:46 PM (ESjRY)

274 no fight, I honestly have to take him at his word, he knows and has been there and I have not!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:46 PM (KZzsI)

275 Texas Medical Center is reporting Covid Stats that, get this, seem to be among the lowest recorded across the board since tracking started in 2020.

*County Judge Lina Hidalgo says it's time to raise the Infection Threat Level. A-Ooo-ga! A-Ooo-ga!*

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 06, 2021 10:46 PM (4I/2K)

276 There were drug stores in Nawlins called Kay-Bee.

Biggest Valu-Rite resellers in Louisiana.
Posted by: Miklos, showing ID at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (QzkSJ)


Yo - Miklosian!!

In my neck of the woods, Kay Bee was a toy store found in malls

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:46 PM (mZUr4)

277 Good basic food truck fry bread at Four Corners!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:47 PM (+WWsf)

278 DeSantis / Gabbard '24 would have some major potential; but Trump.

+++

I like her voice. Very low and calm. Not screechy or hectoring like the fake Indian or childlike like AOC. Is she married? You never hear much about her background

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 06, 2021 10:47 PM (7ZQe3)

279 As president, Trump, ordered a bunch of tactical nukes. Wonder if that order was filled?


Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:47 PM (FFsBN)

280 "One shuttle blew up we have to shut down the space program completely for 10 years!!1!!1!!!!"
--Ronald Reagan
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:28 PM


1. The Russians have a lot of planes. We had four. (Three after Challenger)

2. The security fix for the Russians was obvious. The one for the shuttle wasn't.

3. The shuttle was grounded for less than three years, not ten.

4. Reagan and Congress approved a replacement shuttle eight months after the explosion.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 06, 2021 10:47 PM (EughT)

281 Good night all. I normally don't do late afternoon shifts at Sheps but damn..this one did me in. I'm pooped. Stay safe ya'll.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:47 PM (nxdel)

282 Such a comedy show could be made of the current WH. I feel so cheated. Theoretically.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (Mzdiz)

283 Does anyone have a another browser recommendation with their same regards for privacy?

Posted by: Adriane the Technically Insufficient Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM



Firefox with the arkenfox user.js applied...


https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (lMxC2)

284 248 @228: "Yeah, our ability to assess risk is gone."

The unwashed masses never had that ability; what changed are the people shaping mass opinions through social media; now sowing irrational fear from the top down.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (+WWsf)


There's a lot of truth to this; part of the general slide toward incumbent/legacy incompetence that presages the fall of empires.

Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (UewuT)

285 Gabbard = 1 -- IF she's got her head in a bag...
Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (lMxC2)

Oh. Okay. She's so hideous and stuff. Ew. Gross. She is still way more attractive than most of the leftist hags out there. Not to say I would ever vote for her, because leftist. But she's a pretty lady.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (x8Wzq)

286 *County Judge Lina Hidalgo says it's time to raise the Infection Threat Level. A-Ooo-ga! A-Ooo-ga!*
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 06, 2021 10:46 PM (4I/2K)


I think there is a clue in there, but...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (hOUT3)

287 Fucking dogs.. we could all learn from them.
Posted by: Jewells45

Yeah

My Dad says that

Posted by: Two Dogs Fucking at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (QzkSJ)

288 That was incredibly beautiful precision woodwork Bers, thank you for showing me those photos!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:43 PM (hOUT3)

Yeah..sigh...took 6 weeks to build them. Now I get to do it all over again. Of course the Infamous Mrs B said I should go even more epic this time to help deal with the loss. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (VwHCD)

289 Fucking dogs.. we could all learn from them.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (nxdel)

Phrasing my dear {{{Jewells}}}, phrasing!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:45 PM (hOUT3)

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Meh. A day off is a day off.

Posted by: Fucking Monkeys at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (VxC1e)

290 >>>In my neck of the woods, Kay Bee was a toy store found in malls

Posted by: Doof


Eventually went the way of Toys R Us.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 06, 2021 10:49 PM (XSRBF)

291 ... i really can't decide which is worse- this current presidency that has our great airship of state cruising slowly in steady decline into the mountain or just having her take the controls and auger it in at mach 1 and getting the terrified ride over.
Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow. at some point. at December 06, 2021 09:57 PM (/hsff)
===
Recently I concluded the latter option has some merits.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 10:49 PM (EZebt)

292 If it's good for the goose . . .

I'm watching a true crime show in which the victim's wife denied a sexual affair with the next door neighbor despite him buying her expensive gifts. Eventually, more evidence of such an affair was found and the cops confronted her. She said it was only mutual masturbation and cunninglingus. The Bill Clinton rule. a
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 06, 2021 10:42 PM (FVME7)

I only fucked him a little bit. What's the big deal?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 06, 2021 10:49 PM (4I/2K)

293 275 Texas Medical Center is reporting Covid Stats that, get this, seem to be among the lowest recorded across the board since tracking started in 2020.
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the Omnicommiecron is not making people sick enough to go to the hospital.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:49 PM (FFsBN)

294 I passed a young woman on a bike - she was riding the wrong way down the road, and was wearing no helmet ... but she had on of those useless paper masks

WTF ??
Posted by: Big Star at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (Modkf)

They used to tell pedestrians that, absent a sidewalk, to walk on the left facing traffic. I'd say that ought to also apply to slow-moving cyclists struggling uphill. They can see the approaching traffic in their lane, and take the ditch if they need to.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:50 PM (P3gRi)

295 Yeah Kay Bee was a toy place here too. Just disappeared one day.

Honestly a toy store is one that should have survived Amazon because you want to see and experience toys before getting them, not just see a picture and hope for the best.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:50 PM (KZzsI)

296 In my neck of the woods, Kay Bee was a toy store found in malls
Posted by: Doof

It was actually Katz and Besthoff, but universally known as K&B, or da Kay-Bee. They probably sold some toys.

Posted by: Miklos with Precise Yat Accent at December 06, 2021 10:50 PM (QzkSJ)

297 Damn near killed 'im.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at December 06, 2021 10:50 PM (II3Gr)

298 Firefox with the arkenfox user.js applied...

https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js
Posted by: Zettai


Thanks.

I can't even open brave.com to look at the recommended fixes.

Posted by: Adriane the Technically Insufficient Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:50 PM (okV1R)

299 287 Fucking dogs.. we could all learn from them.
Posted by: Jewells45
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I'll stick with humans.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (FFsBN)

300 In my neck of the woods, Kay Bee was a toy store found in malls

Posted by: Doof


Eventually went the way of Toys R Us.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 06, 2021 10:49 PM (XSRBF)


Truth. I don't think there are any actual toy stores anymore.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (mZUr4)

301 279 As president, Trump, ordered a bunch of tactical nukes. Wonder if that order was filled?
Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:47 PM (FFsBN)


They didn't do almost everything else he directed to be done even though he was The duly Elected CinC, so...!

But you can bet the graft part of a Federal procurement was fully funded!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (hOUT3)

302 @284: "... incompetence that presages the fall of empires."

I'm a big believer in oscillation or pendulum theory; broad social and political dynamics swaying back and forth in various ways. I'd like to believe we're gonna come back outta this current baseline chaos sometime soon, but like you say, sometimes things swing too far.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (+WWsf)

303 247
Jeez, Jewells.... your posts are making my room really dusty...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (16EvI)

304 MIL has been admitted to the hospital. COVID and pneumonia It is not looking good. My poor husband, who has COVID also, is absolutely distraught. Pray pray pray.
Posted by: Jmel at December 06, 2021 10:33 PM (bVhJi)
* * * *
Prayers up! Please keep us posted.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 06, 2021 10:52 PM (rwusL)

305 Truth. I don't think there are any actual toy stores anymore.
Posted by: Doof

Excellent.

Most excellent.

Posted by: Jeff Bezos with long haired white cat at December 06, 2021 10:52 PM (QzkSJ)

306 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 10:48 PM (VwHCD)

Admit it, you enjoyed that woodworking experience!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:53 PM (hOUT3)

307 KB Toys was third on my call list during the mid-to-late-80s console cartridge and boxed computer games craze. After, strangely enough, Sears -- 'cause one friend's dad worked there and had pre-inventory access -- and Toys R Us.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:53 PM (+WWsf)

308 The suicide pod thing sounds like a stereotypical techlord solution in search of a problem. I mean, sure, I get the argument for assisted suicide but I've always thought of it as what someone does when they're both terminal and in a *lot* of pain, so getting wheeled to some random location would presumably be the last thing on their mind.

Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 10:53 PM (UewuT)

309 I'm a big believer in oscillation or pendulum theory; broad social and political dynamics swaying back and forth in various ways. I'd like to believe we're gonna come back outta this current baseline chaos sometime soon, ...

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (+WWsf)
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I'm on your team.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 10:54 PM (FFsBN)

310 XSRBF)

Truth. I don't think there are any actual toy stores anymore.
Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (mZUr4)
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*ahem*

Posted by: Adam & Eve's Dildo Emporium at December 06, 2021 10:54 PM (VxC1e)

311 Thanks.

I can't even open brave.com to look at the recommended fixes.

Posted by: Adriane the Technically Insufficient Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:50 PM



If you can drag and drop a file, you can apply the arkenfox user.js to Firefox! Essentially, it makes FF behave like the Tor Browser but without the Tor network...

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 10:54 PM (lMxC2)

312 well i'm out. gotta attend to the doggeh. later

Posted by: Jack Burton, ready for snow. at some point. at December 06, 2021 10:54 PM (/hsff)

313 As a pet owner: DIAF bitch I take damn fine care of my critters and I don't appreciate any implication otherwise. As a generic animal lover I donate to a small private rescuer who spends on the critters not on ads insulting pet owners.
Posted by: PaleRider at December 06, 2021 10:24 PM (3cGpq)


This is the way to do it. When I got my beagle, it was through a local rescue group. It's the local groups who are getting unwanted dogs from your neighborhood into homes, not the national groups.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2021 10:54 PM (+lVUW)

314 I'm watching a true crime show in which the victim's wife denied a sexual affair with the next door neighbor

Marlowe sat watching the smoke curl in a lazy pattern from his cigarette, rising up to join a sort of foggy haze around the single bare lightbulb hung in the center of his office.
"Everbody lies." he said to no one. "Sometimes they lie because they forgot the truth. Sometimes they lie because they are afraid of looking bad. Sometimes they lie because they are afraid of you finding out some other bad thing they did, and it has nothing to do with the case."
He crushed out the butt, turning his chair toward the window. Below him, the city went about its ordinary business on a cloudy, dry day. Marlowe went on, talking to no one.
"Clients lie to you because they are trying to protect someone, or because they forgot some detail. Witnesses lie because they want you to like them. Cops lie because they don't like private shields. But they all lie. The job is finding out the truth between the lies, weaving through a minefield of deception and manipulation."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (KZzsI)

315 Truth. I don't think there are any actual toy stores anymore.
Posted by: Doof


Local mall had a one off kinda toy store. Supposedly they only rented the space for Nov./Dec. Lot of unique toys.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (r1z5A)

316 >>> 295 Yeah Kay Bee was a toy place here too. Just disappeared one day.

Honestly a toy store is one that should have survived Amazon because you want to see and experience toys before getting them, not just see a picture and hope for the best.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:50 PM (KZzsI)

No, you just want to get the latest overpriced trendy shit to get your kid to shut up for five minutes until the next trendy shit comes along. /////

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (llON8)

317 KB Toys was third on my call list during the mid-to-late-80s console cartridge and boxed computer games craze. After, strangely enough, Sears -- 'cause one friend's dad worked there and had pre-inventory access -- and Toys R Us.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:53 PM (+WWsf)


No love for Electronics Boutique?

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (mZUr4)

318 290. Yep, both killed by Bain capital. Thanks Roomby.

Posted by: Bete at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (Ojki1)

319 I passed a young woman on a bike - she was riding the wrong way down the road, and was wearing no helmet ... but she had on of those useless paper masks

WTF ??
Posted by: Big Star at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (Modkf)

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I saw a guy on a motorcycle, no helmet, wearing a mask.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (CAJOC)

320 Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (+WWsf)

I'd like to believe in your theoretical hope, but the global forces of evil have never before been so interconnected and in sync as they appear to be now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:56 PM (hOUT3)

321 Direct extension calling the Toys R Us inventory cage near opening hour every day of the week was most definitely a thing way back when; or maybe I was just a weapons grade dork.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:56 PM (+WWsf)

322 *ahem*
Posted by: Adam & Eve's Dildo Emporium


You kids wait out here, I need to pick up a few things.

Posted by: Grandma at December 06, 2021 10:56 PM (r1z5A)

323 >>> 320 Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (+WWsf)

I'd like to believe in your theoretical hope, but the global forces of evil have never before been so interconnected and in sync as they appear to be now!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 10:56 PM (hOUT3)

Totally a coincidence.

Posted by: Stan at December 06, 2021 10:57 PM (llON8)

324 The ultimate in "voting reform measures" is taking place in Seattle right now.

The loathsome socialist city Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant is facing a recall election in her district tomorrow. She is in trouble - radicals in blue cities across the country have been losing, as citizens of those cities have endured more than a year of the collapse of public order.

The election is entirely vote-by-mail. Kshama's people have erected tents across the district with computer printers in them and are using the printers to print "replacement" ballots.. This is only to assist voters who have "lost" their ballots, mind you - it's not as if they would be printing out ballots for people who haven't voted in a long time but are still on the rolls, filling them out, and turning them in.

Mayor Richard J. Daley is looking down from Heaven, shaking his head, and thinking: "And I thought I was blatant."

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

325 But they all lie. The job is finding out the truth between the lies, weaving through a minefield of deception and manipulation."
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Gads, what a character you are, Sir.

Posted by: Sydney "miklos" Greenstreet, having walked onto the wrong set at December 06, 2021 10:57 PM (QzkSJ)

326 I don't think there are any actual toy stores anymore.
Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (mZUr4)
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*ahem*
Posted by: Adam & Eve's Dildo Emporium at December 06, 2021 10:54 PM (VxC1e)


I guess I was wrong!

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 10:57 PM (mZUr4)

327 I saw a guy on a motorcycle, no helmet, wearing a mask.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (CAJOC)

A bee, hitting your tonsils at 60 mph, is no joke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:57 PM (P3gRi)

328 Pastor who appeared in drag on HBO's 'We're Here' forced to leave his church
Pastor Craig Duke was relieved from his pastoral duties last week at Newburgh United Methodist Church near Evansville, Indiana, after receiving pushback from congregants over his appearance on the show.

United Methodist? Surprised he didn't get a raise and a promotion.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at December 06, 2021 10:57 PM (II3Gr)

329 I saw a guy on a motorcycle, no helmet, wearing a mask.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (CAJOC)

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I once met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:58 PM (VxC1e)

330 @317: "No love for Electronics Boutique?"

How dare you forget Babbage's!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:58 PM (+WWsf)

331 319 I passed a young woman on a bike - she was riding the wrong way down the road, and was wearing no helmet ... but she had on of those useless paper masks

WTF ??
Posted by: Big Star at December 06, 2021 10:44 PM (Modkf)

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I saw a guy on a motorcycle, no helmet, wearing a mask.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (CAJOC)

I risk receiving a time out, but had I seen that I probably would have tried to hit with my plow truck.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2021 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

332 Gads, what a character you are, Sir.

I almost went with Spade, but he's more cynical and less philosophical. As long as the clients pay, he doesn't really care if they lie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 10:59 PM (KZzsI)

333 >>>In my neck of the woods, Kay Bee was a toy store found in malls

Posted by: Doof


Eventually went the way of Toys R Us.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 06, 2021 10:49 PM (XSRBF)

When I was a kid in the 60s, watching Romper Room, they always played with toys that were advertised as being available at Brodsky's (who sponsored the show, at least in our area).

Might could be a Rhode Island/SE Mass thing.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:00 PM (Mzdiz)

334 272 MisHum
That should be fun! Always good for several comment!
J/K, of course

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 06, 2021 11:00 PM (16EvI)

335 I once met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 10:58 PM (VxC1e)

Hey, I remember you!

Posted by: Mr Smith at December 06, 2021 11:00 PM (ZTJjv)

336 The Brave clock incorrect error is starting to speed up the process of me going nuts.

Does anyone have a another browser recommendation with their same regards for privacy?
Posted by: Adriane the Technically Insufficient Critic ... at December 06, 2021 10:40 PM


Have you tried turning it off and back on again setting the correct time? Anything using SSL need a near correct time.

Posted by: Tech Support at December 06, 2021 11:00 PM (EughT)

337 {{{Miley}}}

I miss you.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 11:00 PM (TdMsT)

338 "No love for Electronics Boutique?"

How dare you forget Babbage's!


"We need the last four digits of your phone number for our records, sir"
--Radio Shack

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 11:01 PM (KZzsI)

339 A bee, hitting your tonsils at 60 mph, is no joke.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 10:57 PM (P3gRi)


I've never had a B hit my tonsils. Just Ds.

Posted by: Kamala at December 06, 2021 11:01 PM (mZUr4)

340 When I was a kid in the 60s, watching Romper Room, they always played with toys that were advertised as being available at Brodsky's (who sponsored the show, at least in our area).

Might could be a Rhode Island/SE Mass thing.
Posted by: Miley


It was. The creators leased out the rights to like 12 different areas of the country. We had one in St. Louis on our PBS channel.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 11:02 PM (uXonU)

341 @320: "... and in sync as they appear to be now"

Worst part? Destructive synchronicity need not be deliberate! It took a few tragic accidents before military leaders began teaching troops to break march rhythms when crossing bridges. Same goes for current day worldwide conspiracies.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:02 PM (+WWsf)

342 >>> 330 @317: "No love for Electronics Boutique?"

How dare you forget Babbage's!
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:58 PM (+WWsf)

I remember the name and istr enjoying browsing it but I can't remember what it looked like inside.

Posted by: Stan at December 06, 2021 11:02 PM (llON8)

343 {{{Miley}}}

I miss you.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 11:00 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}} I want to see you under my tree on Christmas morning!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:03 PM (Mzdiz)

344 Babbage's was great--to this day I use that place as the analogy for why I buy games almost exclusively from DRM-free GOG.com. Unlike this world of accounts and limited activation and servers that unplugged and other such rampant fuckery, one could just go to Babbage's, browse the games, and buy something that sounds interesting. Didn't have to find something interesting and then spend the next hour researching all the ways the developer and publisher (mostly the publisher) will try to screw me over after completing the transaction.

Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 11:03 PM (UewuT)

345 That tampons-in-the-men's room is not an original idea, let alone from Princeton. GLAAD's Gay/Straight Alliance clubs do the same thing in high schools - or try. There's nothing better to clog a toilet than flushing feminine hygiene products en masse.

It doesn't surprise me that college students had "mxnstruation" on the signs because no one knew that it has nothing to do with males. These activists seem to be continuously jump-scared by biology and confused by etymology.

Posted by: NaughtyPine - now with extra holiday naughtiness! at December 06, 2021 11:04 PM (/+bwe)

346
Late to the party and soon to my bed.
Just checking the content and what folks have said.
So far I've just checked on the mystery click.
And watched the great Zappa a Dancing Fool schtick.

Posted by: mindful webworker - leaps in unexpectedly at December 06, 2021 11:04 PM (eTC67)

347 {{{Ladyl}}} I want to see you under my tree on Christmas morning!

It doesn't work, I've tried it before with Bluebell. All I got was an ominous note and a dagger.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 11:04 PM (KZzsI)

348 I saw a guy on a motorcycle, no helmet, wearing a mask.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (CAJOC)

I risk receiving a time out, but had I seen that I probably would have tried to hit with my plow truck.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Spare the Plow, spoil the Rider.

Posted by: Miklos 2:14 at December 06, 2021 11:04 PM (QzkSJ)

349 @338: "--Radio Shack"

I do miss their back wall peg board of solderable parts.

And Tandys.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (+WWsf)

350 If Macy's doesn't have it, send them to Gimbel's!

Posted by: Miracle, 34th Street Subtype at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (4I/2K)

351 {{{Ladyl}}} I want to see you under my tree on Christmas morning!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


That's gonna be based on eggnog consumption.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (r1z5A)

352 It was. The creators leased out the rights to like 12 different areas of the country. We had one in St. Louis on our PBS channel.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 11:02 PM (uXonU)

Oh, I was referring to Brodsky's. They had a store in Pawtucket, and for some reason my parents took us there once. I saw the same toys that were on TV on Romper Room and gaped. It was like meeting a movie star. Silly.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (Mzdiz)

353 I risk receiving a time out, but had I seen that I probably would have tried to hit with my plow truck.

Is that you Mr Plow?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (KZzsI)

354 Interesting about the suicide pod.
In WA state, OR also, you may now have your body composted.
This could be a one size double use can.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 06, 2021 11:06 PM (Puq9y)

355 The election is entirely vote-by-mail. Kshama's people have erected tents across the district with computer printers in them and are using the printers to print "replacement" ballots.. This is only to assist voters who have "lost" their ballots, mind you - it's not as if they would be printing out ballots for people who haven't voted in a long time but are still on the rolls, filling them out, and turning them in.

Mayor Richard J. Daley is looking down from Heaven, shaking his head, and thinking: "And I thought I was blatant."
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 06, 2021 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

Tents. Tents full of paper, and electrical equipment, service by extension cords. Terrible fire hazards, they are.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 11:06 PM (P3gRi)

356 In addition to Electronics Boutique, I used to shop at Games and Gadgets at the malls in the 80s. Lots of stuff for my old Commodore 64

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:06 PM (mZUr4)

357 I do not like it when it's cold when there is no snow. I do not mind cold, but there needs to be snow. 25 or less right now.

And I have to go to the office tomorrow. I missed the Christmas party last Friday. But I will not wear the face diaper. Why? Because I saw pics of 50 people in a small room with no diapers. Fuck this shit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:06 PM (x8Wzq)

358 That's gonna be based on eggnog consumption.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (r1z5A)

Or Welsh rarebit!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:07 PM (Mzdiz)

359 Lots of stuff for my old Commodore 64
Posted by: Doof

That's it-we'll reboot the Commodore 64!

Posted by: Hollywood Creative Team at December 06, 2021 11:07 PM (QzkSJ)

360 349 @338: "--Radio Shack"
I do miss their back wall peg board of solderable parts.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (+WWsf)


If you have a Micro Center nearby, you're in luck.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 06, 2021 11:08 PM (Agr8U)

361 Is that you Mr Plow?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (KZzsI)


That name again is Mr Plow

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:08 PM (mZUr4)

362 Santa could monetize his list of naughty girls, easy peasy.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 06, 2021 11:09 PM (4I/2K)

363 Oh, I was referring to Brodsky's. They had a store in Pawtucket, and for some reason my parents took us there once. I saw the same toys that were on TV on Romper Room and gaped. It was like meeting a movie star. Silly.
Posted by: Miley,


We had Famous & Barr. They were sponsors. They were three stories WITH a true 1960's Bargain Basement.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2021 11:09 PM (uXonU)

364 353 I risk receiving a time out, but had I seen that I probably would have tried to hit with my plow truck.

Is that you Mr Plow?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (KZzsI)

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

Mr. Plow. That's my name. That name, again, is Mr. Plow.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 11:09 PM (CAJOC)

365 How now Mr Plow?

Posted by: Brown Cow at December 06, 2021 11:09 PM (QzkSJ)

366 Babbage's, at least in my neck of the woods, were like sparsely stocked Waldenbooks. Angled chest high bookshelves, signs hanging from the ceiling to denote genres and platforms, very little color or brand advertisement in store, etc. And the people who worked there were almost comic book store quality guys in terms of knowing publishers, release dates, sales numbers, etc.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:09 PM (+WWsf)

367 Have you tried turning it off and back on again setting the correct time? Anything using SSL need a near correct time.
Posted by: Tech Support


Automatic reset to Apple clock via system preferences.

It has more to do with a certification error than a tic issue. Or so I have read via snippets that are visible.

Posted by: Adriane the Technically Insufficient Critic ... at December 06, 2021 11:10 PM (okV1R)

368 If you have a Micro Center nearby, you're in luck.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 06, 2021 11:08 PM (Agr8U)


The nerd level at one of those places is off the charts. Great store though.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:11 PM (mZUr4)

369 Remember, Biden's handlers took a looong time to select Kamala. There were no good choices for the D's.

Kind of odd, isn't it, when it is obvious that FJB doesn't and never had the mental ability to get himself in charge of anything, that whoever or whatever that actually runs the D party couldn't find a single person (spokesmodel) that had any charisma or likeability? Especially after they just got done creating the media personality of BO so they knew it worked? How in the world did they end up with such a slate of possibilities that the best choice was FJB, who nobody ever really liked? Strange, hey?

Posted by: Azjaeger at December 06, 2021 11:11 PM (3/XaG)

370 360 349 @338: "--Radio Shack"
I do miss their back wall peg board of solderable parts.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (+WWsf)

If you have a Micro Center nearby, you're in luck.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 06, 2021 11:08 PM (Agr8U)

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

Micro Center is an awesome store.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 11:11 PM (CAJOC)

371 Anyone with an ounce of brains would have picked a different VP running mate.

------

What, Hunter Biden wasn't available?

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 06, 2021 11:11 PM (MtGJh)

372 Stupid Girl. I love this song. (Came up on my music cue). Shirley Manson is super cute. Being Scottish does not hurt.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:11 PM (x8Wzq)

373 That's it-we'll reboot the Commodore 64!
Posted by: Hollywood Creative Team at December 06, 2021 11:07 PM (QzkSJ)


You need an old school TV to connect it to

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:12 PM (mZUr4)

374 Good evening. -2 here right now. There is wind too.


Mis Hum, how much snow did you get?

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 06, 2021 11:12 PM (iH4Z+)

375 @373: "You need an old school TV to connect it to"

And one of those old coax to spade connector dongles that let you switch between channel three or four!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:13 PM (+WWsf)

376 Stupid Girl. I love this song. (Came up on my music cue). Shirley Manson is super cute. Being Scottish does not hurt.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:11 PM (x8Wzq)


Garbage is a great band.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:14 PM (mZUr4)

377 Sarah McLachlan - suddenly, I'm not as cynical about hearing Christmas carols for the next few weeks. Thanks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wotta voice at December 06, 2021 11:14 PM (eTC67)

378 She wasn't half bad in that Fox Terminator TV series either.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:15 PM (+WWsf)

379 >Garbage is a great band.
Posted by: Doof at December 0


Truth

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 06, 2021 11:15 PM (iH4Z+)

380 Finishing Touches - real dedication to perfection, and real self-control on the back guy to not suddenly get up.

Almost 400 comments. Yikes. Go to bed, or read comments, go to bed or read comments.. hmm. (Looks at empty beverage glass)

Posted by: mindful webworker - wotta voice at December 06, 2021 11:17 PM (eTC67)

381 @373: "You need an old school TV to connect it to"

And one of those old coax to spade connector dongles that let you switch between channel three or four!
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:13 PM (+WWsf)


I actually found an adapter to replace those old dongle things. Allows me to connect my Atari 2600 to a modern TV. Yes, I still have my Atari 2600.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:17 PM (mZUr4)

382 Mid '90s, any man listening to Fumbling Towards Ecstasy had an almost certain shortcut to, well, umm, at the very least, multiple hand jobs, if not getting laid on the regular. But, yeah, the later SPCA and Lilith Fair stuff is a downer.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:18 PM (+WWsf)

383 351 {{{Ladyl}}} I want to see you under my tree on Christmas morning!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


That's gonna be based on eggnog consumption.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:05 PM (r1z5A)


I only wish, Miley! Can't wait to come back down there.

Good evening, {{{Some Rat}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

384 Garbage is a great band.
Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:14 PM (mZUr4)

Yes. A happy surprise when I stumbled across them, being a metal head and whatnot. Oddly enough, it was Rush Limbaugh who led me to check them out, because he would have the Stupid Girl intro coming out of commercial breaks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:18 PM (x8Wzq)

385 Mid '90s, any man listening to Fumbling Towards Ecstasy had an almost certain shortcut to, well, umm, at the very least, multiple hand jobs, if not getting laid on the regular. But, yeah, the later SPCA and Lilith Fair stuff is a downer.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:18 PM (+WWsf)


Rewind to the late 80s and similar motivation is why my 17 year old self took a young lady to a Suzanne Vega concert

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:20 PM (mZUr4)

386 Almost 400 comments. Yikes. Go to bed, or read comments, go to bed or read comments.. hmm. (Looks at empty beverage glass)

Posted by: mindful webworker - wotta voice at December 06, 2021 11:17 PM



Don't you dare wuss out on us! Ya hear?

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 11:21 PM (lMxC2)

387 Butch Vig did most of the Garbage production and mastering. Many connections throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota if you know the local and regional music scene.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:21 PM (+WWsf)

388 I saw a guy on a motorcycle, no helmet, wearing a mask.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (CAJOC)


That frigging shit ain't right.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:22 PM (VwHCD)

389 Garbage did a pretty good James Bond theme song - The World Is Not Enough.

https://youtu.be/nr2S0YgXWjA

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:22 PM (mZUr4)

390 Hmm. I'm beginning to think there's only one plot to all these Hallmark Christmas movies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 11:22 PM (VxC1e)

391 Butch Vig did most of the Garbage production and mastering. Many connections throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota if you know the local and regional music scene.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:21 PM (+WWsf)


He was the main producer for Nirvana too

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:23 PM (mZUr4)

392 I actually found an adapter to replace those old dongle things. Allows me to connect my Atari 2600 to a modern TV. Yes, I still have my Atari 2600.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:17 PM (mZUr4)

I have 3 old tv's in stock because of all my old game systems. The old games just don;t look right on the newer flat screens. Its like they can't think down to the level of the old games. You're saying there is a way to make it all work?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:24 PM (VwHCD)

393 I saw a guy on a motorcycle, no helmet, wearing a mask.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 06, 2021 10:55 PM (CAJOC)


That frigging shit ain't right.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads

He was a-headin' out to rob the 6:40 with the payroll for the mine.

Posted by: Miklos, updating the Western Genre at December 06, 2021 11:25 PM (QzkSJ)

394 368 The nerd level at one of those places is off the charts. Great store though.
Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:11 PM (mZUr4)


Only place I've ever been that actually carried 2600 in the magazine section. I do miss having ready access to that sort of thing; here in TN I'm stuck with Worst Buy (whom, to their credit, actually got me a GPU during one of the previous crippling GPU shortages).

Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 11:25 PM (UewuT)

395 https://youtu.be/nr2S0YgXWjA
Posted by: Doof at Decembe

I love Garbage, Shirley Manson is so cool.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2021 11:25 PM (6z9vr)

396 but like you say, sometimes things swing too far.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 10:51 PM (+WWsf)


When things swing too far you get a conceptual change culture-wide.

Tomorrow the Elks is going to have a memorial for all members who have passed in the last year, Dad was a member forever and did a lot of work pro bono for the lodge and the community.
I am going with my wife, but if I get told I have to wear a mask to get in I will tell them and their craven Exalted Ruler they can go fuck themselves.

I am tired of this so much.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2021 11:25 PM (ZMraq)

397 {{{Ladyl}}} a most pleasant evening to you.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:25 PM (r1z5A)

398 I'm beginning to think there's only one plot to all these Hallmark Christmas movies.
Posted by: Cicero

Ask Judith Light, she'd know.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 06, 2021 11:26 PM (mD/uy)

399 I am tired of this so much.
Posted by: Kindltot

Yer Welcome over here

Posted by: Independent Miklosian Order of Odd Fellows at December 06, 2021 11:27 PM (QzkSJ)

400 When Butch Vig got bored with Garbage he started an alt-country band. https://youtu.be/CcopLgv8S8g

Its...terrible. One might say...absolute garbage.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (ESjRY)

401 >> I'm beginning to think there's only one plot to all these Hallmark Christmas movies.

If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. And I'm seeing a lot of them. One has to make adjustments, and welp, there's gonna be a lot of Hallmark on the TV for the foreseeable future, here. :-)

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (Mzdiz)

402 The suicide pod thing sounds like a stereotypical techlord solution in search of a problem. I mean, sure, I get the argument for assisted suicide but I've always thought of it as what someone does when they're both terminal and in a *lot* of pain, so getting wheeled to some random location would presumably be the last thing on their mind.
Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 10:53 PM (UewuT)


First episode, first season Futurama.

The future is here, but not flying cars or greater liberty and wealth. We have permanent inflation, an administrative state, and suicide on demand.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (ZMraq)

403 I have 3 old tv's in stock because of all my old game systems. The old games just don;t look right on the newer flat screens. Its like they can't think down to the level of the old games. You're saying there is a way to make it all work?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:24 PM (VwHCD)


I have 2 adapters that I found online. Plugs onto the audio/video cable of the Atari 2600 then connects to the coax port on my LCD TV. I'll see if the search box on my emails yields any old messages from when and where I ordered them. If I find it, I'll post a link for you. Will look tomorrow morning when I'm on my computer

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (mZUr4)

404 I only wish, Miley! Can't wait to come back down there.

Good evening, {{{Some Rat}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

Whenever you'd like, sweetheart. You're easy to entertain

But you really do need to bathe in the moonlight next time!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (Mzdiz)

405 I'm beginning to think there's only one plot to all these Hallmark Christmas movies.

I remember at one point the alphabet folks were on am jihad to make them make a lesbian one - don't know if they ever did, but I thought the angry looking woman from Twilight had signed on.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 11:29 PM (ESjRY)

406 @391: "He was the main producer for Nirvana too"

Yup. Nirvana did In Utero at Pachyderm in Cannon Falls, MN. Butch Vig didn't produce like previous albums, but he referred Cobain to a friendly studio nearby.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:29 PM (+WWsf)

407 I'm beginning to think there's only one plot to all these Hallmark Christmas movies.
Posted by: Cicero


If all they're doing is changing the sexual orientation, race, etc. they can squeeze decades out of that one plot.

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

408 If I got lots of free tampons when I was in college, I would have come up with some good ideas for them. A tampon gun comes to mind immediately. Moisten, a slim Ultra can, lighter fluid and blammo!

Posted by: Scottst at December 06, 2021 11:30 PM (nEDaf)

409 I got invited to a Christmas party at Nakatomi Plaza.

I heard it's gonna be a blast.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 06, 2021 11:31 PM (vuisn)

410 Pastor who appeared in drag on HBO's 'We're Here' forced to leave his church

-----

"We're here, we're queer, get used to it!"

Brings back classic memories of old El Rushbo: "We're Fierce, We're Feminists, and We're in Your Face!" - Rush Limbaugh Feminism Update Theme

https://tinyurl.com/4nv6ht2y

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 06, 2021 11:32 PM (MtGJh)

411 But you really do need to bathe in the moonlight next time!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (Mzdiz)


The ticket sales are going to be LIT!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 11:32 PM (hOUT3)

412 If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. And I'm seeing a lot of them. One has to make adjustments, and welp, there's gonna be a lot of Hallmark on the TV for the foreseeable future, here. :-)

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (Mzdiz)

Welcome to my world.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:32 PM (VwHCD)

413 If all they're doing is changing the sexual orientation, race, etc. they can squeeze decades out of that one plot.
Posted by: Some Rat

A plot according to an ancient magical astrolabe.

With vampires (the cute, non-threatening kind)

Posted by: Miklos, milking and appropriating according to the Demographic at December 06, 2021 11:32 PM (QzkSJ)

414 It has more to do with a certification error than a tic issue. Or so I have read via snippets that are visible.
Posted by: Adriane the Technically Insufficient Critic ... at December 06, 2021 11:10 PM

(remove spaces)
https:// discussions.apple.com /thread/253224807

towards the middle:
"On the 30th of September 2021 certificates for some internet browsers expired on older mac OS's,"

is this an older mac?

Posted by: Tech Support at December 06, 2021 11:33 PM (EughT)

415 I love Garbage, Shirley Manson is so cool.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2021 11:25 PM (6z9vr)


I'm a big fan. My wife's cousin met her outside of a small venue in Philly a while back. She went to the show by herself. Couldn't find anyone to go with her (she didn't know I was a fan and would have definitely gone). When she told my wife about that after the fact, my wife said not to tell me cuz I'd probably cry.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:33 PM (mZUr4)

416
They should do a Muslim Christmas movie.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:33 PM (Mzdiz)

417 The ticket sales are going to be LIT!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Ahem

Posted by: Hi-Res Lo-Light Cameras by MiklosCorp at December 06, 2021 11:34 PM (QzkSJ)

418 L.A. Port, no bottleneck, only 100 ships waiting to berth.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 11:34 PM (FFsBN)

419 But you really do need to bathe in the moonlight next time!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (Mzdiz)

The ticket sales are going to be LIT!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3)


Snort! I wasn't going near that one without body armor.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:34 PM (r1z5A)

420 Got my itunes on random. Helloween, Anything My Mama Don't Like. My playlist is far more rich and vast than the fooking radio stations. Por ejemplo: Blood Milk and Sky. White Zombie just started. who knows what will come up next. Johnny Cash?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:34 PM (x8Wzq)

421 @392: "I have 3 old tv's in stock because of all my old game systems."

Replacement tube monitor shortages for old game cabinets is a big thing. Funny how such heavily developed technologies can disappear without record or memory within one or two generations. Some of the recent emulators with cathode ray tube visual filters aren't half bad though.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:34 PM (+WWsf)

422 @396: "I am tired of this so much."

*nods slowly in agreement*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:35 PM (+WWsf)

423 I'm a big fan. My wife's cousin met her outside of a small venue in Philly a while back. She went to the show by herself. Couldn't find anyone to go with her (she didn't know I was a fan and would have definitely gone). When she told my wife about that after the fact, my wife said not to tell me cuz I'd probably cry.
Posted by: Doof at D

Oh my gosh, how sad you couldn't go. Next time.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2021 11:35 PM (6z9vr)

424 If I got lots of free tampons when I was in college, I would have come up with some good ideas for them. A tampon gun comes to mind immediately. Moisten, a slim Ultra can, lighter fluid and blammo!
Posted by: Scottst at December 06, 2021 11:30 PM (nEDaf)

An airgun to shoot used ones at antifa rioters would be fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 11:35 PM (P3gRi)

425
Whenever you'd like, sweetheart. You're easy to entertain

But you really do need to bathe in the moonlight next time!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (Mzdiz)


Oh I will. I will. In your spa bathroom...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 11:35 PM (TdMsT)

426 They should do a Muslim Christmas movie.

Posted by: publius

" I saw Mommy kiss a Kaffir..."

Posted by: MiklosFilms, in a pre-revenue phase at December 06, 2021 11:35 PM (QzkSJ)

427 Yup. Nirvana did In Utero at Pachyderm in Cannon Falls, MN. Butch Vig didn't produce like previous albums, but he referred Cobain to a friendly studio nearby.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:29 PM (+WWsf)


Vig at least helped produce Smells Like Teen Spirit. The demo version (available on a box set) is a very forgettable version. But Vig turned it into the song that put them on the map.

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:36 PM (mZUr4)

428 Garbage produced two of the best female fronted rock albums of all time. Queer, Only Happy when it Rains, and Paranoid all still hold up.

I also think their single for Romeo and Juliet is amazing. https://youtu.be/dJbXjIEP6rM

But Shirley had issues after the second album and it seemed Vig wasn't as into it.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 11:36 PM (ESjRY)

429 I have 2 adapters that I found online. Plugs onto the audio/video cable of the Atari 2600 then connects to the coax port on my LCD TV. I'll see if the search box on my emails yields any old messages from when and where I ordered them. If I find it, I'll post a link for you. Will look tomorrow morning when I'm on my computer

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (mZUr4)

Awesome.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (VwHCD)

430 They should do a Muslim Christmas movie.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:33 PM (Mzdiz)

Ahmed and the Night Jihadis.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (P3gRi)

431 They should do a Muslim Christmas movie.


I KEEEELLLL YOU!

Posted by: Achmed the dead terrorist at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (ESjRY)

432 " I saw Mommy kiss a Kaffir..."
Posted by: MiklosFilms, in a pre-revenue phase

"The stoning starts at dawn."

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (r1z5A)

433 @416: "They should do a Muslim Christmas movie."

Didn't Seth Rogan and Sarah Silverman just try a Jewish Christmas series on HBO Max that tanked harder than Ghostbusters 2016?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (+WWsf)

434 Anyone with an ounce of brains would have picked a different VP running mate.



Ahh. So you understand the problem!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (axyOa)

435 >>" I saw Mommy kiss a Kaffir..."

And thus they must honor-kill her on Christmas morning.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (Mzdiz)

436 I actually found an adapter to replace those old dongle things. Allows me to connect my Atari 2600 to a modern TV. Yes, I still have my Atari 2600.

If it smells of burnt flesh on the inside, that one was made the day Mama Basura burned her hand on the wave solder machine.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (SchxB)

437 @428: "I also think their single for Romeo and Juliet is amazing."

Early college date night memories right there.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:38 PM (+WWsf)

438 409 I got invited to a Christmas party at Nakatomi Plaza.

I heard it's gonna be a blast.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 06, 2021 11:31 PM (vuisn)

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Okay Boomer.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 06, 2021 11:38 PM (MtGJh)

439
"The stoning starts at dawn."
Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:37 PM (r1z5A)


I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2021 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

440 NYC Museum of Natural History hides racist Theodore Roosevelt statue under tarp and scaffolding ahead of long term loan to N Dakota presidential library.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2021 11:39 PM (FFsBN)

441 Seth Rogan has been in a few funny movies...but...that guy must be really good on the casting couch to keep getting so many roles.

And not good in the sense of his friend Jamie Franco.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 11:39 PM (ESjRY)

442 And thus they must honor-kill her on Christmas morning.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

Warm, cuddly Happy Ending.

Posted by: Mullah Miklos, working on some Holiday fatwas at December 06, 2021 11:40 PM (QzkSJ)

443 My favorite Garbage album is Bleed Like Me. They killed it with that one.

you should see my scars.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:40 PM (x8Wzq)

444 And thus they must honor-kill her on Christmas morning.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion


"A suicide vest?! For me??!! " Hugs.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:40 PM (r1z5A)

445 >>> I'm beginning to think there's only one plot to all these Hallmark Christmas movies.

I remember at one point the alphabet folks were on am jihad to make them make a lesbian one - don't know if they ever did, but I thought the angry looking woman from Twilight had signed on.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2021 11:29 PM (ESjRY)

If the plot is "happy ending" you're right. I think they may have as many as 12 plots, all in all.

They toss in random lesbo relationships - and by that, it's a one-off "her wife" kind of reference. They're just as wholesome as anybody else, no blue and pink haired tattoo and pierced weirdos.

So far, no mention of any of the other 57 varieties.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:40 PM (Mzdiz)

446 Got my itunes on random. Helloween, Anything My Mama Don't Like. My playlist is far more rich and vast than the fooking radio stations. Por ejemplo: Blood Milk and Sky. White Zombie just started. who knows what will come up next. Johnny Cash?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:34 PM (x8Wzq)


Thats a pretty good Helloween album. I like "we burn" and "wake up the mountain". Before the war is good too, classic helloween punch.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:40 PM (VwHCD)

447 Trouble with Seth Rogan is that he's gotten his claws into the production side of things last ten years; like really, really popular go to producer for no obvious reason; and it feels like it'll take five or ten more years of flops to scare studios away from him.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:40 PM (+WWsf)

448 Oh my gosh, how sad you couldn't go. Next time.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2021 11:35 PM (6z9vr)


That was actually my 2nd sad Garbage story. They were supposed to open for U2 in Baltimore in 2001. Mrs Doof used to be a huge U2 fan. We had floor tix. Waited in line all day so we could be close to the stage. I was more excited to see Garbage than U2. Around 6pm, the arena staff taped signs up on the doors. Garbage canceled due to an illness. I was bummed!! Graham Parker opened for U2 instead. He was playing a tiny bar later that night and filled in for Garbage beforehand

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:41 PM (mZUr4)

449 "A suicide vest?! For me??!! " Hugs.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:40 PM (r1z5A)

---------

Just before she detonates herself, Achmed realizes how much he loves her and he cuts the red wire.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 11:41 PM (VxC1e)

450 Do not give Microcenter your address. If you give in, you will be doomed to reams of junk mail.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 06, 2021 11:42 PM (ybIRR)

451 Just before she detonates herself, Achmed realizes how much he loves her and he cuts the red wire.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 11:41 PM (VxC1e)


When it should have been the blue wire...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 11:42 PM (hOUT3)

452 "A suicide vest?! For me??!! " Hugs.
Posted by: Some Rat

Go outside and play

Posted by: Uncle Miklos, getting drunk and talking about Rush Limbaugh at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (QzkSJ)

453 If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. And I'm seeing a lot of them. One has to make adjustments, and welp, there's gonna be a lot of Hallmark on the TV for the foreseeable future, here. :-)

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:28 PM (Mzdiz)

Welcome to my world.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:32 PM (VwHCD)

Hmm, I believe I've seen all or parts of several hundred "Law and Order" episodes in the past few months.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (Mzdiz)

454 I miss the Hallmark movies that had Aunt Becky, criminal mastermind, go on a crime spree through the idyllic villages of Walnut Meadows and nearby Apple Post Bend.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (aghXp)

455 @450: "Do not give Microcenter your address. If you give in, you will be doomed to reams of junk mail."

My dad's been dead almost ten years, and I'm still getting forwarded mail from the Cato Institute in his name, so Micro Center can't be that bad.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (+WWsf)

456 When it should have been the blue wire...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3)


The woes of the color blind jihadist.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (r1z5A)

457 OT-not that the ONT has a track. Everybody seems to talk about whatever they like like-which is a good thing. Speaking of tracks and trains, im surprised with all the discussion on electronics someone hasn't mentioned full size trains, but im usually asleep or doing something else during the ONT. I woke up because it's so windy out it sounds like a train outside.Soooooo, here's a moving story about a Dutch Carmelite friar who died in a concentration camp for working against the Nazis. He's just been declared blessed:
https://tinyurl.com/54c27kzm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 11:44 PM (W3wi3)

458 416
They should do a Muslim Christmas movie.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:33 PM (Mzdiz)

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"It's Always Sunni in Philadelphia: The Movie"

/Stolen from morons

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 06, 2021 11:45 PM (MtGJh)

459 "A Very Muslim Christmas"

Twelve splodey-goats wearing suicide vests, pulling a Hilux Technical with a bearded, filthy, stinking Sandy Claws handing out IEDs and home made AKs to all the children cannon fodder.

It's a Halalmark Production!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2021 11:45 PM (QzJWU)

460 So far, no mention of any of the other 57 varieties.
Posted by: Miley

*glareful full attention*

Posted by: Miklos Esq., defending Heinz IPR to the death at December 06, 2021 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)

461 454 I miss the Hallmark movies that had Aunt Becky, criminal mastermind, go on a crime spree through the idyllic villages of Walnut Meadows and nearby Apple Post Bend.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (aghXp)

I wonder if my girl gene is broken. I can't stand those kind of movies. Some of my friends watch them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2021 11:45 PM (6z9vr)

462 Thats a pretty good Helloween album. I like "we burn" and "wake up the mountain". Before the war is good too, classic helloween punch.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:40 PM (VwHCD)

I love Helloween. Son and I, and my friends saw them in Englewood CO some years ago. 500 rabid fans. They fucking tore shit up. So fucking cool for a band that sells out 100k seat stadiums worldwide.

My favorite song of theirs is Don't Stop Being Crazy. Hell, Rabbit Don't Come Easy is my favorite album.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:45 PM (x8Wzq)

463 Hmm, I believe I've seen all or parts of several hundred "Law and Order" episodes in the past few months.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (Mzdiz)

Oh you poor thing. I would rather watch the hallmark channel in a yurt in the middle of the arctic circle.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:46 PM (VwHCD)

464 I stayed in a yurt once. I don't remember there being a TV.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 11:47 PM (VxC1e)

465 Hmm, I believe I've seen all or parts of several hundred "Law and Order" episodes in the past few months.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (Mzdiz)

Oh you poor thing. I would rather watch the hallmark channel in a yurt in the middle of the arctic circle.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

Well, there might another way to figure this...

Posted by: Matlock at December 06, 2021 11:47 PM (QzkSJ)

466
I think she got me with that. Best retreat and regroup.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:47 PM (Mzdiz)

467 Baz Lurman's Romeo Plus Juliet is the worst thing to happen to Shakespeare.

Only Happy When It Rains is fun on guitar.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 06, 2021 11:47 PM (ybIRR)

468 451 Just before she detonates herself, Achmed realizes how much he loves her and he cuts the red wire.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 11:41 PM (VxC1e)

When it should have been the blue wire...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 11:42 PM (hOUT3)
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Harkens back to one of the great M*A*S*H TV episodes before they became #Woke before #Woke was cool.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 06, 2021 11:48 PM (MtGJh)

469 I stayed in a yurt once. I don't remember there being a TV.
Posted by: Cicero

The organic free range artisanal pudding cups were teh awesome, though, no?

Posted by: Miklos, with some Altaic DNA probably at December 06, 2021 11:49 PM (QzkSJ)

470 miss the Hallmark movies that had Aunt Becky, criminal mastermind, go on a crime spree through the idyllic villages of Walnut Meadows and nearby Apple Post Bend.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (aghXp)

I wonder if my girl gene is broken. I can't stand those kind of movies. Some of my friends watch them.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2021 11:45

My wife watches them this time of year. I only watch any if I can't think of a good enough excuse. I have noticed that the same actresses show up in a lot of different movies.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 11:49 PM (aghXp)

471
I love Helloween. Son and I, and my friends saw them in Englewood CO some years ago. 500 rabid fans. They fucking tore shit up. So fucking cool for a band that sells out 100k seat stadiums worldwide.

My favorite song of theirs is Don't Stop Being Crazy. Hell, Rabbit Don't Come Easy is my favorite album.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:45 PM (x8Wzq)

Mickky Dee from motorhead did most of the drum tracks on rabbit don't come easy. He is like lightning on that album, yet when I was talking to him about it he said "yeah its hard to keep that speed up when you get old". Lol..old, I think he was in his 30's. Dude got serious horsepower.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:49 PM (VwHCD)

472 Fucking dogs.. we could all learn from them.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 06, 2021 10:41 PM (nxdel)

Phrasing my dear {{{Jewells}}}, phrasing!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft!

"Why do you ask, Two Dogs Fucking ?"

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 11:50 PM (arJlL)

473
I would love to start a fake pressure campaign on Hallmark to make some Muslim Christmas specials. Pretend to be some bunch of woke activists, using all the language of diversion, inclusion, and equity (DIE), and demand the feature a nice Muslim family celebrating Christmas.

I would love to see their reaction.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:50 PM (Mzdiz)

474 Garbage canceled due to an illness. I was bummed!! Graham Parker opened for U2 instead. He was playing a tiny bar later that night and filled in for Garbage beforehand
Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:41 PM (mZUr4)

I've only seen them once. They played the Santa Barbara bowl a few years ago and we had front row seats. They were really good live. The bowl is a small, maybe 5,000 seats. It's a good venue to see concerts. And it's close.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2021 11:50 PM (6z9vr)

475 God is With Us - Dr. David Jeremiah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APV397Pc40I

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at December 06, 2021 11:50 PM (nzgeU)

476 Posted by: JT

@287

Posted by: JT got some up-catching to do (Ricky Ricardo voice) at December 06, 2021 11:52 PM (QzkSJ)

477 When it should have been the blue wire...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at December 06, 2021 11:42 PM



*snort

Posted by: Zettai at December 06, 2021 11:52 PM (lMxC2)

478 I don't think that even when my TV was working I saw a Hallmark special, or it was so long ago I don't recall it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 11:52 PM (W3wi3)

479 Baz Lurman's Romeo Plus Juliet is the worst thing to happen to Shakespeare.

Only Happy When It Rains is fun on guitar.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 06, 2021 11:47 PM (ybIRR)

Baz Lurman is evil. He is responsible for the "sunscreen song". He should be put to death by necklacing, and then consigned to the tenth circle of Hell.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 11:52 PM (P3gRi)

480 467 Baz Lurman's Romeo Plus Juliet is the worst thing to happen to Shakespeare.

Only Happy When It Rains is fun on guitar.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 06, 2021 11:47 PM (ybIRR)

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The worst thing to ever happen to Western Literature was "National Theatre at Home: Frankenstein", Danny Boyle's production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee. My God ... 30 (maybe 15?) minutes of our lives that we'll never get back ...

Worst thing the wifey and I have ever seen. Postmodern Art, Nihilism by any other name.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (MtGJh)

481 Little Bomber Boy

Posted by: Just a side note at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (woCRW)

482 Lol. City of Las Vegas put up a Barry O statue and misspelled Michelle Obama.

https://bit.ly/3pESOLM

Skip to the 45 second mark.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (i0wNm)

483 Dude got serious horsepower.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:49 PM (VwHCD)

Gotta power though. Heh.

I am in a metal groove now. Just finished the new Iron Maiden album, Senjutsu. Up the Irons! And, Ha! Run to the Hills just came up on my random playlist.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (x8Wzq)

484 Berserker -- here is what I use to connect my Atari 2600 to my Samsung flat screen...

https://tinyurl.com/5n8y6hra

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (mZUr4)

485 Hmm, I believe I've seen all or parts of several hundred "Law and Order" episodes in the past few months.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:43 PM (Mzdiz)

Oh you poor thing. I would rather watch the hallmark channel in a yurt in the middle of the arctic circle.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

You're a rare animal, Berserker!

Publius, no need to retreat and regroup. That's why we're a happy match - we're both pretty indulgent of each other

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (Mzdiz)

486 Harkens back to one of the great M*A*S*H TV episodes before they became #Woke before #Woke was cool.
Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos

Hogan's Heroes had an episode where Hogan and Klink were defusing a bomb in the middle of the camp. Hogan's asks Klink which wire to cut. Klink choses a wire and Hogan cuts the other.

Klink asks why Hogan cut the other wire and Hogan responds that he knew Klink would pick the wrong one.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 06, 2021 11:55 PM (aghXp)

487 478 I don't think that even when my TV was working I saw a Hallmark special, or it was so long ago I don't recall it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 11:52 PM (W3wi3)

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Was there an Indian's head surrounded by a lot of circles?

If so, you're right, your TV set wasn't working.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 11:56 PM (VxC1e)

488 I would love to start a fake pressure campaign on Hallmark to make some Muslim Christmas specials. Pretend to be some bunch of woke activists, using all the language of diversion, inclusion, and equity (DIE), and demand the feature a nice Muslim family celebrating Christmas.

I would love to see their reaction.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:50 PM (Mzdiz)

Not to downplay the amusing side of your speculation, but life's too short, sweetheart. When you think of all of the frenzied activity of creating fake Twat accounts to drum up the fake outrage, it makes you feel almost sorry for the sick fucks who waste their lives doing that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:58 PM (Mzdiz)

489 Berserker -- here is what I use to connect my Atari 2600 to my Samsung flat screen...

https://tinyurl.com/5n8y6hra

Posted by: Doof at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (mZUr4)

Cool. It doesn't mention any of the old nintendo systems though. I wonder...

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:58 PM (VwHCD)

490 I don't think that even when my TV was working I saw a Hallmark special, or it was so long ago I don't recall it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 11:52 PM (W3wi3)

Fen, there are literally 48 hours of Christmas movies every day for two months (two channels).

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:00 AM (Mzdiz)

491 I would love to see their reaction.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 06, 2021 11:50 PM (Mzdiz)

Not to downplay the amusing side of your speculation, but life's too short,



Maybe compromise on Hindus?

Posted by: Miklos, all ccross-legged at December 07, 2021 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

492 Why should anyone care that a bunch of Jesus-deniers got fired just before his birthday?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 07, 2021 12:00 AM (KAi1n)

493 Maybe compromise on Hindus?
Posted by: Miklos, all ccross-legged at December 07, 2021 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

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No love for the Zoroastrians?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 07, 2021 12:01 AM (VxC1e)

494 Cool. It doesn't mention any of the old nintendo systems though. I wonder...
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 06, 2021 11:58 PM (VwHCD)

Which do you have? I have a NES and an N64. Both work via RCA composite cables. The NES has only 1 audio output but it connects just fine

Posted by: Doof at December 07, 2021 12:01 AM (mZUr4)

495 Was there an Indian's head surrounded by a lot of circles?

If so, you're right, your TV set wasn't working.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 06, 2021 11:56 PM (VxC1e)

Jeepers! You just gave me an idea for a great meme. Picture the head of Pagag Aggywag, or whatever the new head of Twatter is called, surrounded by distorted circles, and all the other symbols of the old test pattern, but screwed up. With the legend: "Don't worry, it's not your television."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:02 AM (P3gRi)

496 No love for the Zoroastrians?
Posted by: Cicero

I kinda like their "Burn it with Fire" attitude.

Posted by: Miklos, cross-legged-denominationally at December 07, 2021 12:02 AM (QzkSJ)

497
I wonder if any Millennials would know what a test pattern was. They'd be offended by the Indian head, I'm sure.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 12:02 AM (Mzdiz)

498 It's not just the test pattern, but the late night sign off.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:03 AM (+WWsf)

499 482 Lol. City of Las Vegas put up a Barry O statue and misspelled Michelle Obama.

https://bit.ly/3pESOLM

Skip to the 45 second mark.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (i0wNm)

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PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME IT WAS SPELLED "MICHAEL" ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 12:03 AM (MtGJh)

500 Why should anyone care that a bunch of Jesus-deniers got fired just before his birthday?
Posted by: SFGoth at December 07, 2021 12:00 AM (KAi1n)

I think most of us found it entertaining.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:03 AM (P3gRi)

501 479 Baz Lurman's Romeo Plus Juliet is the worst thing to happen to Shakespeare.

Only Happy When It Rains is fun on guitar.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 06, 2021 11:47 PM (ybIRR)

Baz Lurman is evil. He is responsible for the "sunscreen song". He should be put to death by necklacing, and then consigned to the tenth circle of Hell.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2021 11:52 PM (P3gRi)

You're both wrong. Romeo + Juliet got a bunch of Gen-x'rs to watch Shakespeare with the original dialogue. And the sunscreen song is matters to us gingers.

Posted by: redchief at December 07, 2021 12:04 AM (Kab4E)

502 I wonder if any Millennials would know what a test pattern was. They'd be offended by the Indian head, I'm sure.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

If only Whypippl had not invented TV, all would be well.

Posted by: Chief Iron Eyes Miklos at December 07, 2021 12:04 AM (QzkSJ)

503 You're a rare animal, Berserker!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 06, 2021 11:54 PM (Mzdiz)

Well I do kinda like the hallmark channel around christmas. The town I moved to reminds me of some of the towns/scenery you see in those movies. Right around the corner is a farm/nursery thats decorated for chirstmas all epic like. They got a fully restored old early 50's ford pickup in a kind of antique white color with red rims parked next to a bunch of decorations, big decorated trees, etc. That was a nice surprise. I said to mrs B, we moved to hallmark city. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:04 AM (VwHCD)

504 490 Hi, Miley I'm not really much for Christmas movies except for "it's. Wonderful life" or "A Child's Christmas in Wales" or " Miracle on 34th Street"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2021 12:05 AM (Hdalw)

505 I'm beginning to think there's only one plot to all these Hallmark Christmas movies.

If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. And I'm seeing a lot of them. One has to make adjustments, and welp, there's gonna be a lot of Hallmark on the TV for the foreseeable future, here. :-)
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

So, they're like Jerry lewis movies ?

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 12:05 AM (arJlL)

506 Not sure how this works, but I'm told that to schedule the AKMOME I need to contact CBD. Does anyone have his email address? I have compiled planning info for anyone who would like to attend. The contact email is akmomewillow at the gmail thingie. If you send me your contact info, I will forward the current information so you can start planning your trip.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at December 07, 2021 12:06 AM (eKvjl)

507 498 It's not just the test pattern, but the late night sign off.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:03 AM (+WWsf)

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I'm old enough to remember the playing of The National Anthem and the various military service songs and hymns when the channels went off (midnight?) and came back on the air (6 or 7am?).

Pretty awesome ... we have a local radio station KYCA 1130 AM in Prescott, AZ owned and operated by a conservative that STILL does that each day.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 12:06 AM (MtGJh)

508 And the sunscreen song is matters to us gingers.
Posted by: redchief at December 07, 2021 12:04 AM (Kab4E)

Obviously you never heard the song. The reference to sunscreen in it is a throwaway. It's mostly treacly pop psychology set to a rap beat or something. Sucks like Kamala on meth.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:07 AM (P3gRi)

509 Which do you have? I have a NES and an N64. Both work via RCA composite cables. The NES has only 1 audio output but it connects just fine

Posted by: Doof at December 07, 2021 12:01 AM (mZUr4)

I have the NES and the super NES. I do have an N64, but it got separated in the move. Its here somewhere.....yeah somewhere. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:07 AM (VwHCD)

510 Wow. ONT has time shifted so a west coaster has a hard time catching up. Did I miss anything really juicy?

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:08 AM (bzrNB)

511 Tonight on Lifetime, television for women, Meredith Baxter Birney gets beaten by a rod.......

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 07, 2021 12:08 AM (ugwJg)

512 @ShainS: Prescott, AZ? My dad retired out there back in '06; and I spent a few months there in '13 near his end. You live there or near there?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:08 AM (+WWsf)

513 I remember as a kid in Wyoming, the TV would bid us goodnight, and play a nice song about Wyoming (with neat pics of the Tetons, Yellowstone, the Bighorns etc), and the national anthem, then go dark.

the local radio station would sign off as well. it was a different time. I am so old.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 07, 2021 12:08 AM (x8Wzq)

514 I particularly despise "It's a Wonderful Life".

The drunk uncle who "lost" the money was an old Wobblie and Bolshevik organizer.

Fuck that old commie in particular.

Posted by: Old Man Miklos Potter at December 07, 2021 12:09 AM (QzkSJ)

515 The best part of the hallmark movies is the empty coffee cups they always have. They don't even try to act like they got shit in them. They swing them around and point with them as if they were....empty.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:09 AM (VwHCD)

516 Wow. ONT has time shifted so a west coaster has a hard time catching up. Did I miss anything really juicy?
Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:08 AM (bzrNB)

---------

The Juicy trial thread was this afternoon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 07, 2021 12:10 AM (VxC1e)

517 Pretty awesome ... we have a local radio station KYCA 1130 AM in Prescott, AZ owned and operated by a conservative that STILL does that each day.
Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus)


"On behalf of the staff and management of K***, this is *** bidding you pleasant good night and good morning."

Posted by: Some Rat at December 07, 2021 12:10 AM (r1z5A)

518 I was wearing a microfleece hoodie and pajama pants, and I didn't even know it was 64 degrees in my apartment.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2021 12:10 AM (ybIRR)

519 The TV test pattern was actually useful. You could use it to set the receiver's adjustments for focus, contrast, and horizontal and vertical linearity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:11 AM (P3gRi)

520 I've only seen them once. They played the Santa Barbara bowl a few years ago and we had front row seats. They were really good live. The bowl is a small, maybe 5,000 seats. It's a good venue to see concerts. And it's close.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2021 11:5

I think theyre playing somewhere small near Las colinas this winter. I think I may be getting tickets as a Christmas present from some offspring so I dont know the details

Posted by: LASue at December 07, 2021 12:11 AM (Ed8Zd)

521 It's not just the test pattern, but the late night sign off.

Posted by: Walter Freeman

You mean John Wayne reading "America-that's why I love her"

Posted by: Miklos, thinking it has been changed to Xer at December 07, 2021 12:11 AM (QzkSJ)

522 Poltergeist remake would never work today without analog television static.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:11 AM (+WWsf)

523 Thin Lizzy, Southbound. From the Live and Dangerous album.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus at December 07, 2021 12:12 AM (x8Wzq)

524 Should start a channel devoted to werewolf movies. Could call it the Howlmark Channel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:13 AM (P3gRi)

525 Kenneth Branaugh made a Frankenstein and cast Robert Deniro. It is very bad, but I couldn't tell you what makes it awful.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2021 12:14 AM (ybIRR)

526 Ugh, I remember being down there during the Yarnell Hill fires too. Saw the smoke columns in Prescott. It was a strange summer. A few big windy dust storms kept me from biking from my dad's trailer to his nursing home a few weeks earlier.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:17 AM (+WWsf)

527 The TV test pattern was actually useful. You could use it to set the receiver's adjustments for focus, contrast, and horizontal and vertical linearity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:11 AM (P3gRi)

Not if you're watching the Outer Limits. They control all that. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:17 AM (VwHCD)

528 I have the NES and the super NES. I do have an N64, but it got separated in the move. Its here somewhere.....yeah somewhere. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:07 AM (VwHCD)


I'll look more in the morning. There's an adapter for NES and SNES. We'll get those awesome old systems working for ya!

Posted by: Doof at December 07, 2021 12:18 AM (mZUr4)

529 514-The don't actually mention that Uncle Billy was a communist in the movie. That must have been left on the cutting room floor. If I was going to worry about the politics of everybody in the movies of decades ago, I'd never see anything and as it is I rarely see movies

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2021 12:18 AM (poMoX)

530 @527: "They control all that."

The horizontal and the vertical!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:19 AM (+WWsf)

531 So, they're like Jerry lewis movies ?
Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 12:05 AM (arJlL)

Martin and Lewis movies were awesome. Sailor Beware my favorite of the bunch.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:19 AM (woCRW)

532 Not if you're watching the Outer Limits. They control all that. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


Scariest and coolest TV opening in history.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 07, 2021 12:19 AM (r1z5A)

533 Not if you're watching the Outer Limits. They control all that. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:17 AM (VwHCD)

These days, the networks all control the bias.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:20 AM (P3gRi)

534 I've only seen them once. They played the Santa Barbara bowl a few years ago and we had front row seats. They were really good live. The bowl is a small, maybe 5,000 seats. It's a good venue to see concerts. And it's close.
Posted by: CaliGirl


Soun awesome!

Posted by: Doof at December 07, 2021 12:20 AM (mZUr4)

535 It's a Wonderful Life had Alfafa in it who was soon to be stabbed to death.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:21 AM (woCRW)

536 I'd never see anything and as it is I rarely see movies
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Not the actor, the character.

The movie reeks of "We're all in this together" which I am heartily sick of.

Posted by: Miklos, unrepentant in this case at December 07, 2021 12:21 AM (QzkSJ)

537 I'll look more in the morning. There's an adapter for NES and SNES. We'll get those awesome old systems working for ya!
Posted by: Doof


I would think there would be a million off the shelf adaptors to make old game consoles work.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 07, 2021 12:21 AM (r1z5A)

538 Remember, Biden's handlers took a looong time to select Kamala. There were no good choices for the D's.

***
Posted by: Azjaeger at December 06, 2021 11:11


She called him a racist to his face. That he would still hire her and that she would still work for him says everything about both of them

Posted by: LASue at December 07, 2021 12:22 AM (Ed8Zd)

539 Posted by: Miklos, unrepentant in this case at December 07, 2021 12:21 AM (QzkSJ)

Bah Humbug !

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:22 AM (woCRW)

540 It's not just the test pattern, but the late night sign off.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:03 AM (+WWsf)

LOL! Remember the original "Poltergeist" with the flag and the Star Spangled Banner, followed by snow? Millennials would be simultaneously triggered and confused.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:22 AM (Mzdiz)

541 Good evening.

It is Pearl Harbor Day. In a few hours our part in WW2 will begin.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 07, 2021 12:23 AM (KATBx)

542 >Only place I've ever been that actually carried 2600 in the magazine section.
Posted by: CppThis at December 06, 2021 11:25 PM (UewuT)

I may have a 90s vintage 2600 t-shirt with the black box schematic on it in my closet...

I wish we had a Microcenter here in the Portland area. Fry's used to be ok until they went Tango Uniform a few years ago (before they even officially went out of business). I'd think a Microcenter could clean up around here.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at December 07, 2021 12:23 AM (cSs/W)

543 Miley! See 522!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:23 AM (+WWsf)

544 I think theyre playing somewhere small near Las colinas this winter. I think I may be getting tickets as a Christmas present from some offspring so I dont know the details
Posted by: LASue at December 07, 2021 12:11 AM (Ed8Zd)

I hope you're able to go. We had so much fun. You're concert may be better. The only thing bad about the bowl is they have to stop at 10 p.m. because it's in a residential neighborhood.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 12:23 AM (6z9vr)

545 Martin and Lewis movies were awesome. Sailor Beware my favorite of the bunch.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:19 AM (woCRW)

That was one funny ass movie.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:23 AM (VwHCD)

546 That was a nice surprise. I said to mrs B, we moved to hallmark city. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:04 AM (VwHCD)

And then the Ham Gremlin arrived!

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:24 AM (bzrNB)

547 That was one funny ass movie.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:23 AM (VwHCD)

Just thinking about the boxing scene and the locker room scene before it makes me laugh.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:25 AM (woCRW)

548 These days, the networks all control the bias.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

So.

The Revolution will, or will not, be televised?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking it depends of your definitions at December 07, 2021 12:25 AM (QzkSJ)

549 And then the Ham Gremlin arrived!

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:24 AM (bzrNB)

The ham fairy. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:26 AM (VwHCD)

550 And anyway, Jimmy Stewart, who probably wasn't a communist, used IAWL to help him recover from his PTSD as a WWII fighter pilot.

https://tinyurl.com/2p879ed3

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2021 12:26 AM (BECCX)

551 IG

Posted by: TC at December 07, 2021 12:27 AM (vEj4+)

552 Jimmy Stewart flew secret bombing missions in Vietnam.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:27 AM (woCRW)

553 Hi, Miley I'm not really much for Christmas movies except for "it's. Wonderful life" or "A Child's Christmas in Wales" or " Miracle on 34th Street"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2021 12:05 AM (Hdalw)

I've never heard of the second one. Love "Wonderful Life" but "Miracle" doesn't do it for me. I'd rather watch "Bad Santa" or "Holiday Inn."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:28 AM (Mzdiz)

554 And anyway, Jimmy Stewart, who probably wasn't a communist, used IAWL to help him recover from his PTSD as a WWII fighter pilot.

https://tinyurl.com/2p879ed3
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2021 12:26 AM (BECCX)

PTSD turned him from a bomber pilot to a fighter pilot?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:29 AM (P3gRi)

555
Custer struggles with Little Big Horn gaffe.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 12:29 AM (/U27+)

556 >LOL! Remember the original "Poltergeist" with the flag and the Star Spangled Banner, followed by snow? Millennials would be simultaneously triggered and confused.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:22 AM (Mzdiz)

I was just telling my kids about how TV stations used to sign off at the end of the day with the national anthem. I didn't raise my kids to be commies, so they weren't triggered. But they like to watch a genre of video called "analog horror" that simulates the feel of 80s TV/video, and they didn't realize that was actually a real thing and not just a creepy effect.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at December 07, 2021 12:29 AM (cSs/W)

557 I've never heard of the second one. Love "Wonderful Life" but "Miracle" doesn't do it for me. I'd rather watch "Bad Santa" or "Holiday Inn."
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:28 AM (Mzdiz)

What about "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:30 AM (P3gRi)

558 If a bomb goes off during a secret bombing mission I would think there's not much secretive.

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:30 AM (bzrNB)

559 @556: "... that was actually a real thing and not just a creepy effect."

Wait until you tell them that children were de facto channel changers before remotes!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:31 AM (+WWsf)

560 The Revolution will, or will not, be televised?
Posted by: Miklos, thinking it depends of your definitions at December 07, 2021 12:25 AM (QzkSJ)



Streaming only, but only if you have the subscription.
The following year you can get in on Amazon Prime, and if you want to you can get it as a box set.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 07, 2021 12:31 AM (ZMraq)

561 PTSD turned him from a bomber pilot to a fighter pilot?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

That, and Macho Grande

Posted by: Miklos, perhaps suffering from ONT Comment Disorder at December 07, 2021 12:31 AM (QzkSJ)

562
I was just telling my kids about how TV stations used to sign off at the end of the day with the national anthem.

_________

Then the Indian Head test pattern until the 5:00 AM farm report.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 12:31 AM (/U27+)

563 I hope you're able to go. We had so much fun. You're concert may be better. The only thing bad about the bowl is they have to stop at 10 p.m. because it's in a residential neighborhood.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 12:23 AM (6z9vr)

Me too! We saw Stone temple pilots at that bowl. It was a great venue Even better because we were backstage for most of the show.

Posted by: LASue at December 07, 2021 12:31 AM (Ed8Zd)

564 Publius, are you still sending out your email newsletter? I only ask because it's been about a week since I saw one hit my inbox and I know you had mentioned some sending troubles in the recent past. No worries if you are busy or have nothing to report, just wanted to be sure I didn't accidentally fall off the list.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at December 07, 2021 12:31 AM (cSs/W)

565 Elf is probably one of the better Christmas movies and the second animated Grinch movie was pretty good.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:31 AM (woCRW)

566 Berserker. Ham fairy is definitely more hallmark. The ham gremlin would be more Halloween themed.

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:32 AM (bzrNB)

567 I forgot about Holiday Inn. I like that too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2021 12:32 AM (poMoX)

568 If a bomb goes off during a secret bombing mission I would think there's not much secretive.
Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:30 AM (bzrNB)

"Laos hit by plague of sudden-onset sinkholes."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:32 AM (P3gRi)

569 I particularly despise "It's a Wonderful Life".

The drunk uncle who "lost" the money was an old Wobblie and Bolshevik organizer.

Fuck that old commie in particular.

Posted by: Old Man Miklos Potter at December 07, 2021 12:09 AM (QzkSJ)

Uncle Billy makes me crazy. In the alternate reality of Pottersville, Uncle Billy gets what he deserves and ends up in the insane asylum.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:32 AM (Mzdiz)

570 Then the Indian Head test pattern until the 5:00 AM farm report.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

"live hogs, 80 wampum the hundredweight"

Posted by: Miklos, who recalls vaguely at December 07, 2021 12:32 AM (QzkSJ)

571 If a bomb goes off during a secret bombing mission I would think there's not much secretive.
Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:30 AM (bzrN

Deniability about him and Cambodia being bombed. Bomb? What bomb?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:33 AM (woCRW)

572 It was only a secret from Congress.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 07, 2021 12:34 AM (ZMraq)

573 Life in a blue state:

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Housing and Community Services Department confirmed Monday that hundreds of renters who were approved to get federal funding were given bad checks.

Posted by: No Comment! at December 07, 2021 12:34 AM (I2/tG)

574 The best part of the hallmark movies is the empty coffee cups they always have. They don't even try to act like they got shit in them. They swing them around and point with them as if they were....empty.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:09 AM (VwHCD)

I like finding the worst fake cotton batting snow, and the over-the-top encrustation of Balsam Hill decorations, the weight of which must require steel set supports.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:35 AM (Mzdiz)

575 Wonderful Life trivia.

How much money / salary did Potter offer George to work for him?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:35 AM (woCRW)

576 Custer struggles with Little Big Horn gaffe.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Only once, and briefly at that.

I never hear anyone mention the Big Bighorn.

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:36 AM (bzrNB)

577 Twenty dollars a week?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:36 AM (+WWsf)

578 554 Sorry I got the terminology wrong. I am not a military person

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2021 12:36 AM (poMoX)

579 Hey all.
Your favorite dipshit is back.

I've gotten in the habit of watching movies every night. Catching up on Best Picture winners. So far I've seen and enjoyed:

- Rocky
- Amadeus
- Ordinary People

and tonight I watched Midnight Cowboy. Not bad.

Posted by: nobody at December 07, 2021 12:37 AM (L2ZTs)

580 Me too! We saw Stone temple pilots at that bowl. It was a great venue Even better because we were backstage for most of the show.
Posted by: LASue at Decembe

Oh my gosh, what year did you see STP? I saw them there twice. Late 90s and then 2008? I wasn't backstage though.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 12:37 AM (6z9vr)

581 I like finding the worst fake cotton batting snow, and the over-the-top encrustation of Balsam Hill decorations, the weight of which must require steel set supports.
Posted by: Miley

And lack of unaesthetic freckles and/or ear hair.

Posted by: Miklos, a Stickler's Stickler for Authenticity at December 07, 2021 12:37 AM (QzkSJ)

582 Berserker. Ham fairy is definitely more hallmark. The ham gremlin would be more Halloween themed.

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:32 AM (bzrNB)

Somebody here said Ham Orc, which I used recently. "my parents are stopping by"

"oh, is the ham orc making her rounds?" lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 12:38 AM (VwHCD)

583 Twenty dollars a week?
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:36 AM (+WWsf)

Same as in town?

No just a bit more than that. George was already making $40 a week.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:38 AM (woCRW)

584

I've seen bits and pieces of It's A Wonderful Life -- thought it was trash...

Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 12:38 AM (lMxC2)

585 My dead mother would be ashamed of me for not knowing this answer.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:39 AM (+WWsf)

586 Miley! See 522!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:23 AM (+WWsf)

Sorry, got lost in Hallmark land and fell behind...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:39 AM (Mzdiz)

587 @586: "Sorry, got lost in Hallmark land and fell behind..."

Hush! No apology. Great minds!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:40 AM (+WWsf)

588 I've seen bits and pieces of It's A Wonderful Life -- thought it was trash...
Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 12:38 AM (lMxC2)

----------

Yeah, I don't get all the love for that flick.

Now George C. Scott's A Christmas Carol. That's a true holiday classic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 07, 2021 12:40 AM (VxC1e)

589 What about "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:30 AM (P3gRi)

Will that be featured on Svengooli?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:41 AM (Mzdiz)

590 @578 No you're not a military person, Fen, but you ARE a good person.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 07, 2021 12:41 AM (KATBx)

591 I love It's a Wonderful Life. I don't get the hate just as much as people don't get the love.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:41 AM (woCRW)

592 2008! Our Next door neighbor is a member so we got a couple of fun experiences tbackstage The lead guy was ogling my (then) 15 year daughter tho. Odd

Posted by: LASue at December 07, 2021 12:42 AM (Ed8Zd)

593 Will that be featured on Svengooli?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:41 AM (Mzdiz)

Well, it ought to be. Seasonal, it is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:42 AM (P3gRi)

594 How much money / salary did Potter offer George to work for him?
Posted by: Just a side note

Ha!

Loundeye make joke!

Posted by: Xi no wat Xi want at December 07, 2021 12:43 AM (QzkSJ)

595 like finding the worst fake cotton batting snow, and the over-the-top encrustation of Balsam Hill decorations, the weight of which must require steel set supports.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:35 AM (

Don't forget all the leafed out trees and bushes in the background of those snowy towns.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 07, 2021 12:44 AM (aghXp)

596 PJW: "Maskers Now Demand You're Banned From TALKING While Eating"

https://youtu.be/U6LlIysIS2s

Fucking do it. I'll be laughing my ass off as you kill off the restaurants that managed to hang on through the first government assault on our economy.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at December 07, 2021 12:44 AM (cSs/W)

597 I don't see how anybody could stand listening to Jerry Lewis in that "little kid voice", it just grates. Deano played the straight man, I get it. But jeeze. I never got Jack Benny either, he had some good writers, but it got a little tedious. I listen to old time radio podcasts.

One show that is pretty funny, they had some good writers, was called "Lum and Abner" about a couple dumb hicks, it holds up pretty well, and the jokes are clever. I like "Johnny Dollar" and anything with Jack Webb, and a lot of the space or Sci-Fi stuff.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 07, 2021 12:44 AM (mgqr3)

598 Is mr McGoo's Christmas Carol ever shown anymore?

That was a sweeping artistic vision.

Posted by: Pete Bog at December 07, 2021 12:45 AM (bzrNB)

599 I've seen bits and pieces of It's A Wonderful Life -- thought it was trash...
Posted by: Zettai


Give it 40/50 watches, you'll fall in love.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 07, 2021 12:45 AM (r1z5A)

600 Thanks, irongrandpa. That's kind of you to say. So are you. Good night, all.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2021 12:45 AM (poMoX)

601 Don't forget all the leafed out trees and bushes in the background of those snowy towns.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 07, 2021 12:44 AM (aghXp)

Looks like those miniature winter / Christmas scenes people collect .

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:46 AM (woCRW)

602 Wonderful Life trivia.

How much money / salary did Potter offer George to work for him?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:35 AM (woCRW)

$20K, I think. Or 25. To sell out the entire town. Yeah, he was a sucker for the Building and Loan, but still looked to me like he had a nice life with wife and kids.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:46 AM (Mzdiz)

603 Fucking do it. I'll be laughing my ass off as you kill off the restaurants that managed to hang on through the first government assault on our economy.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen

LIKE I CARE

At least through the mid-terms

Posted by: Alexandria with a Muddler (D-NY) at December 07, 2021 12:47 AM (QzkSJ)

604 Is mr McGoo's Christmas Carol ever shown anymore?

That was a sweeping artistic vision.
Posted by: Pete Bog


The Saturday Night show "Mr McGoo through history"(?) Was really good. (Off to look it up)

Posted by: Some Rat at December 07, 2021 12:47 AM (r1z5A)

605 $20K, I think. Or 25. To sell out the entire town. Yeah, he was a sucker for the Building and Loan, but still looked to me like he had a nice life with wife and kids.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:46 AM (Mzdiz)

20k is correct.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:47 AM (woCRW)

606 $20K, I think. Or 25. To sell out the entire town. Yeah, he was a sucker for the Building and Loan, but still looked to me like he had a nice life with wife and kids.
Posted by: Miley

Worth 22K, tops.

Posted by: Ethical Mitt from Bain Capital at December 07, 2021 12:48 AM (QzkSJ)

607 >> No worries if you are busy or have nothing to report, just wanted to be sure I didn't accidentally fall off the list.

The last one I sent was 12/2, so it's been about 5 days. I was meaning to compose another one yesterday, but I'm lazy.

The whole trouble the other week was stupid Charter/Spectrum was having network problems. I had no problem with internet at all, but their damned email servers were acting wonky.

I thought maybe I'd hit some mail list limit, or tripped some spam filter or something, but no, it was just Charter fucking up.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 12:49 AM (Mzdiz)

608 Ahhh, "The Famous Adventures of Mr. McGoo."

Posted by: Some Rat at December 07, 2021 12:49 AM (r1z5A)

609 I thought maybe I'd hit some mail list limit, or tripped some spam filter or something, but no, it was just Charter fucking up.
Posted by: publius

They also block MoronMail server. I can receive from you, but one way only.

Posted by: Miklos sez just toss in a bottle in the river, it'll get here at December 07, 2021 12:51 AM (QzkSJ)

610 More Wonderful Life trivia.

What drink did Clarence order in the bar?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:51 AM (woCRW)

611 @609: "I can receive from you, but one way only."

So you're hosting a real kink mail server?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 12:52 AM (+WWsf)

612 "I can receive from you, but one way only."

So you're hosting a real kink mail server?
Posted by: Walter Freeman

On the Spectrum

Posted by: Miklos, infrastruturally adequate at December 07, 2021 12:52 AM (QzkSJ)

613 Well, getting close to eleven PM here, and I am getting sleepy. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 12:53 AM (P3gRi)

614 >Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 12:49 AM (Mzdiz)

Thanks! I appreciate the work that you do in aggregating that important news. Feels like we're in a weird lull right now, but that probably won't last long

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at December 07, 2021 12:54 AM (cSs/W)

615 592 2008! Our Next door neighbor is a member so we got a couple of fun experiences tbackstage The lead guy was ogling my (then) 15 year daughter tho. Odd
Posted by: LASue at Decem

We were at the same concert. We had GA tickets so we got there and waited at the front after the opening act. We were in between the singer and the bass player.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 12:55 AM (6z9vr)

616 What drink did Clarence order in the bar?
Posted by: Just a side note

Now. see?

Posted by: Miklos, reading too much into this perhaps at December 07, 2021 12:55 AM (QzkSJ)

617 Mulled rum punch

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 12:58 AM (Foq6I)

618 Okay, you fairies, OUT of the bar!

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 12:58 AM (Foq6I)

619 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 12:59 AM (csEWM)

620 Midnight!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:00 AM (+WWsf)

621

It's 0600Z here at the palatial Zettaibunker...

Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 01:01 AM (lMxC2)

622 Mulled rum punch
Posted by: MkY

*checks text from Garrett, forwarded from G. Malor*

Says first was Flaming Rum Punch

Posted by: Miklos, reading carefully at December 07, 2021 01:01 AM (QzkSJ)

623 They also block MoronMail server. I can receive from you, but one way only.

Posted by: Miklos sez just toss in a bottle in the river, it'll get here at December 07, 2021 12:51 AM (QzkSJ)

You know you could use your real email. I wouldn't out you.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:01 AM (Mzdiz)

624 What drink did Clarence order in the bar?
Posted by: Just a side not

What did I win?

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:01 AM (Foq6I)

625 1am

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 01:01 AM (csEWM)

626 I love It's A Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart is one of my favorite actors and I like Donna Reed too. One movie that I only ever saw once when I was quite young was The Lemon Drop Kid. It takes place during the week leading up to Christmas and is based on a Damon Runyan story. It stars Bob Hope and a few other recognizable actors. Bob Hope sings Silver Bells in it and I really loved it.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 07, 2021 01:02 AM (a4EWo)

627 What drink did Clarence order in the bar?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 12:51 AM (woCRW)

Flaming rum punch! I watched a video on how to make that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:02 AM (Mzdiz)

628 Says first was Flaming Rum Punch

Posted by: Miklos, reading carefully

Judges....?

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:02 AM (Foq6I)

629 Mulled rum punch
Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 12:58 AM (Foq6I)

Hah. He was thinking of ordering a Flaming Rum Punch but decided on Mulled wine , heavy on the cinnamon and light in the cloves.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 01:02 AM (woCRW)

630 It's 0600Z here at the palatial Zettaibunker...
Posted by: Zettai

Loved the piece in Archibunkeral Digest

Posted by: Castle Miklos, more of an Iron Age circular fortification, actually at December 07, 2021 01:03 AM (QzkSJ)

631

*hopes he should live long enough to see the time stamp here set to zulu time as befits A Very Smart Military Blog™...

Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 01:03 AM (lMxC2)

632 Hey Debby, did you get my Mileymail?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:04 AM (Mzdiz)

633 $20K, I think. Or 25. To sell out the entire town. Yeah, he was a sucker for the Building and Loan, but still looked to me like he had a nice life with wife and kids.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 12:46 AM


$20k/yr for three years, or Donna Reed. I'll take Donna Reed.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 07, 2021 01:04 AM (EughT)

634 AOP:and others discussing Christmas movies - The Night the Reindeer Died, starring Lee Majors


Posted by: Slash Buzz at December 07, 2021 01:04 AM (tjGJt)

635
You're welcome. I'll probably send an update tomorrow. I'm getting sort of sleepy, anyway.

I got a new band for an old Casio watch, and that was a PITA to put in. Straining my eyes, and my hands trying to fool with those dinky spring loaded pins that hold the band on. With Miley's help, I finally got the right combination of how to do it, and the second side went fairly quickly.

This arthritis is getting in my hands. I'm losing some dexterity. I'm lucky so far, but I'm losing some.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:04 AM (Mzdiz)

636 Hah. He was thinking of ordering a Flaming Rum Punch but decided on Mulled wine , heavy on the cinnamon and light in the cloves.
Posted by: Just a side note

Jeebus... and I thought I knew that movie.
Been a few years, though. Got a SIL that thinks it's the most depressing movie ever.
Depressing?
I think it may be the most uplifting movie ever.
The dichotomy of attitudes show here.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:05 AM (Foq6I)

637 You know you could use your real email. I wouldn't out you.
Posted by: Miley

As is usual (until recently) I have both an Innie and an Outie.

Posted by: Miklos, just checking...OK at December 07, 2021 01:05 AM (QzkSJ)

638 Hah. He was thinking of ordering a Flaming Rum Punch but decided on Mulled wine , heavy on the cinnamon and light in the cloves.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 01:02 AM


Look, pal, we serve hard drinks here for men who want to get drunk fast.

Posted by: Nick at December 07, 2021 01:07 AM (EughT)

639 I love It's A Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart is one of my favorite actors and I like Donna Reed too. One movie that I only ever saw once when I was quite young was The Lemon Drop Kid. It takes place during the week leading up to Christmas and is based on a Damon Runyan story. It stars Bob Hope and a few other recognizable actors. Bob Hope sings Silver Bells in it and I really loved it.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 07, 2021 01:02 AM (a4EWo)

I loved "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation" - he starred with Maureen O'Hara. Laughed my ass off!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:07 AM (Mzdiz)

640 AOP:and others discussing Christmas movies - The Night the Reindeer Died, starring Lee Majors
Posted by: Slash Buzz at

I love the cartoon version of The Grinch.

You're a mean one, Mr Grinch. I love the poor dog.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 01:07 AM (6z9vr)

641

I own a specialised tool for manipulating the spring pins on watch bands...

Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 01:07 AM (lMxC2)

642
IIRC, several years ago, Charter's own email servers were being blocked by some ISPs. They were letting a lot of mass spam come from their IPs. Most of the time that was some customer got hacked and hijacked and bots were using their accounts to mass spam.

That forced them to have to get serious about policing for that. So Charter blocking other email servers is sort of pot calling kettle black stuff.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:08 AM (Mzdiz)

643 I own a specialised tool for manipulating the spring pins on watch bands...
Posted by: Zettai

Which may also be useful for manipulating the spring pins on watch bands...

Posted by: Miklos, non-suggestifying at December 07, 2021 01:09 AM (QzkSJ)

644 Evening.

If I may comment on something from Oregon Muse's Morning Rant but I WILL NOT live in Long Florida!

Texas now and forever, motherfuckers!

But I'm home, drunk and tired.

Night!

Posted by: Robert at December 07, 2021 01:09 AM (1Yy3c)

645 I remember the national anthem and then the test pattern....but before that, I remember some inspirational homily. Bishop Sheen was a popular choice, Channel Five ran a Sermonette.
I miss those days.

Posted by: vivi at December 07, 2021 01:10 AM (USW1s)

646 Just looked up "Mr. Hobbs" on imdb. Herb Alpert was the trumpet player in the dance band! I never knew that. Nor did I know that the heartthrob for his daughter Katie was Fabian.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:10 AM (Mzdiz)

647 I turned into a pumpkin 3 hours ago, but kilt a big deer tonight, and am drinking trying to get the shakes off...
WAY past my bedtime.
But he's in the fridge, so there's that.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:10 AM (Foq6I)

648 pot calling kettle black stuff.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

The pot needs to settle that hash.

Posted by: Miklos, milk and cookies before bed at December 07, 2021 01:10 AM (QzkSJ)

649 Amuse me, please.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:11 AM (Foq6I)

650 Got a SIL that thinks it's the most depressing movie ever.
Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:05 AM


It *is* the most depressing movie ever *until* George gets back to the bridge and prays "Please, God, let me live again."

Posted by: Chuck C at December 07, 2021 01:11 AM (EughT)

651 647 I turned into a pumpkin 3 hours ago, but kilt a big deer tonight, and am drinking trying to get the shakes off...
WAY past my bedtime.
But he's in the fridge, so there's that.
Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:10 AM (Foq6I)

Congrats- as long as it was by application of lead and not fender.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 01:11 AM (csEWM)

652 As of 11/30 there were two people under the age of eighteen hospitalized with Covid in Oregon. Two.

Yeah, our ability to assess risk is gone.

---

You can never be too safe you know...

How much do you wanna bet that all of this mask wearing results in a return of legionnaire's disease.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at December 07, 2021 01:11 AM (h1jJh)

653
The new band came with such a tool! I got the old band off easily, but putting it back together was the tricky part.

The band came with new pins as well, but they were a little smaller diameter than the old ones, and didn't fit tight enough, so I just used the old pins.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:12 AM (Mzdiz)

654 Congrats- as long as it was by application of lead and not fender.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Steel, actually. Archery. But yeah, never hit one yet.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:13 AM (Foq6I)

655

Are the chanting nuns still on teevee?

Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 01:13 AM (lMxC2)

656 I turned into a pumpkin 3 hours ago, but kilt a big deer tonight, and am drinking trying to get the shakes off...
WAY past my bedtime.
But he's in the fridge, so there's that.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:10 AM (Foq6I)

Don't you hang them before butchering?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:14 AM (Mzdiz)

657 but they were a little smaller diameter than the old ones, and didn't fit tight enough, so I just used the old pins.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

There's a Grandma/Grandpa joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: Miklos, innocent of Thought and Deed at December 07, 2021 01:14 AM (QzkSJ)

658 Its a wonderful life reminds me of christmas when i was really young. My grand parents lived in neighborhoods similar to the movie, basically where my parents grew up. Nice old houses, gas lamps in the street, etc. My parents used to make their rounds visiting friends in the area, so we usually did 3-4 stops on christmas eve, always to houses with good size gatherings. It was festive. I miss those days.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:14 AM (VwHCD)

659 >>>Stranger Keeps Iowa Man's Christmas Lights Tradition Going

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Makes me proud of my fellow Iowan's.

Posted by: Goody2shoes at December 07, 2021 01:15 AM (jPtGI)

660 Steel, actually. Archery. But yeah, never hit one yet.
Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:13 AM (Foq6I)

Very much congrats then, man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 01:15 AM (csEWM)

661 There's a Grandma/Grandpa joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: Miklos, innocent of Thought and Deed at December 07, 2021 01:14 AM



I'm dying over here!

Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 01:15 AM (lMxC2)

662 The band came with new pins as well, but they were a little smaller diameter than the old ones, and didn't fit tight enough, so I just used the old pins.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:12 AM (Mzdiz)

Which were tighter than a nun's hooha.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:15 AM (Mzdiz)

663 re the Death Capsule -- Iirc, several states are looking at using N2 as their new execution method. Carbon monoxide ought to work pretty well too, though I think it causes the 'panic response' that N2 does not.

Better dying through chemistry.

Evening, y'all. I'm actually contemplating going to a concert, in April. Free tix being a big plus. Marshall Tucker Band, that I've never seen live. 50th Anniversary Tour. Dayum. I kinda wonder if any of them are original members, but that might lower my urge.

They all look older than used dirt in the promo poster.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 07, 2021 01:16 AM (F0YaR)

664 Full Horizontal now.

Final Exam tomorrow!

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Dr. Miklos, turnin' his professional credentials around at December 07, 2021 01:16 AM (QzkSJ)

665 Steel does make you see a guy in an orange vest rushing up to a deer and giving it the bayonet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 01:16 AM (csEWM)

666 Don't you hang them before butchering?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

Now think about that for a second. Do you think butchers hang a beef before butchering?
Nae, nae. Ye work them up, and hang them then.
1 to 2 weeks in the fridge is the equivalent of a butchers cooler.
No real marbling, so more is overkill.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:16 AM (Foq6I)

667 Its a wonderful life reminds me of christmas when i was really young. My grand parents lived in neighborhoods similar to the movie, basically where my parents grew up. Nice old houses, gas lamps in the street, etc. My parents used to make their rounds visiting friends in the area, so we usually did 3-4 stops on christmas eve, always to houses with good size gatherings. It was festive. I miss those days.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:14 AM (VwHCD)

That sounds lovely.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:17 AM (Mzdiz)

668 We were at the same concert. We had GA tickets so we got there and waited at the front after the opening act. We were in between the singer and the bass player.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 12:55 AM (6z9vr)

I was on the right and we had a clear view of the crowd. You might be in some of my pictures !

Posted by: LASue at December 07, 2021 01:18 AM (Ed8Zd)

669 Tis time.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 07, 2021 01:18 AM (KATBx)

670 This arthritis is getting in my hands. I'm losing some dexterity. I'm lucky so far, but I'm losing some.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:04 AM (Mzdiz)


Consider taking Boron, Publius. My hands were starting to get stiff and feel the weather changes before my shoulder did, I started taking Calcium Fructoborate and they are feeling better. It helps with inflammation and a few other things, but for me my finger joints don't hurt and my flexibility is good.

(and it is not toxic at any reasonable dosage, and it is cheap)

You can look at studies of most supplements at Examine.com

Posted by: Kindltot at December 07, 2021 01:18 AM (ZMraq)

671 Which were tighter than a nun's hooha.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:15 AM (Mzdiz)


Uh huh. Got any references for this study? They probably had to budget for broken wooden ruler replacements though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 07, 2021 01:19 AM (F0YaR)

672 'night, ig.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:19 AM (+WWsf)

673 And apologies to ShainS; seems like I might have offended.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:19 AM (+WWsf)

674 Night IGP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 01:20 AM (csEWM)

675 Aetius451AD
Big boy. Long shot. It was the longest I've ever attempted. It took awhile. Lethal, but not the greatest shot ever. I watched him for over 1/2 hour.
I'm still stoked. Somewhere more than 80, but less than 100 deer. Almost all archery but this was special.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:20 AM (Foq6I)

676 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpC92FMwxz8

I really want one of these. Damn, late 50s/early 60s optimism. Beautiful.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 01:21 AM (csEWM)

677 Does anyone know how I might ask for military records of near relatives?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:21 AM (+WWsf)

678 Now think about that for a second. Do you think butchers hang a beef before butchering?
Nae, nae. Ye work them up, and hang them then.
1 to 2 weeks in the fridge is the equivalent of a butchers cooler.
No real marbling, so more is overkill.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:16 AM (Foq6I)

Don't know about the beef, but we always hung the deer in Sweden.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:21 AM (Mzdiz)

679
Now I'm trying to remember some joke about grandma and grandpa sharing a set of false teeth. Grandpa forgot his when they went to dinner, and they had to share hers.

Damned if I can remember it, but it was funny.

Speaking of old men, my 93 yr old father tried to put some preserves on his toast this morning, I learned. He got about half the jar on his shirt, sounded like.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:22 AM (Mzdiz)

680 Does anyone know how I might ask for military records of near relatives?
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:21 AM (+WWsf)


It is all online now, used to be you did it by mail, now it is internet.
That is all I know

Posted by: Kindltot at December 07, 2021 01:24 AM (ZMraq)

681 That sounds lovely.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:17 AM (Mzdiz)

It was. It was basically somewhat north jersey, the oranges, maplewood, that area. There were towns with the big department stores, and the main drag in town that was always decorated, and it ooozed christmas Then my mother's parents moved to Morristown, which had a good sized town square, and christmas there was really cool. probably why I like the hallmark movies. Its like they show chistmas that used to be.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:24 AM (VwHCD)

682 Miley, the Duchess

Perhaps "butcher" is the rub. I think of "butcher" as gutting (garotting?).
I have no place to hang an entire carcass. I'd have to "hang 'em high" to keep critters off them, so we rough butcher, and cool 'em in the fridge.
Works wonderfully.
I'm using the "gutless method" as of last year. I'm getting better.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:24 AM (Foq6I)

683 @680: "That is all I know"

Know anything about the difference between asking for father's records compared to an uncle? And not just the publicly accessible stuff?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:25 AM (+WWsf)

684 Does anyone know how I might ask for military records of near relatives?
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:21 AM


(remove spaces)
https://www.archives.gov/ veterans/ military-service-records

Posted by: Chuck C at December 07, 2021 01:26 AM (EughT)

685 Does anyone know how I might ask for military records of near relatives?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:21 AM



It took me months to get replacements for my own lost DD214 and discharge documents...

Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 01:26 AM (lMxC2)

686 >> Consider taking Boron, Publius.

Thanks -- I've got the rheumatoid variety of ol' Arthur. Looking it up, I see that Boron does have anti-inflammatory properties.

Hell, I think I'm gonna try it. The damned doctors don't do anything but push Pharma $$$$$ shit (with exceptions, of course, and thank God for 'em). Those long-legged blonde reps might get mad if they pushed some cheap shit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:26 AM (Mzdiz)

687 You can look at studies of most supplements at Examine.com
Posted by: Kindltot

Examine.com is superfun reading. Just click a supplement and lots of learning that's not complex.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 07, 2021 01:26 AM (KAi1n)

688 @Zettai: I feel like there's a big difference between what anyone can cull from the big main public website, and, well, anything else worth a damn that requires a more specific request.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 01:27 AM (+WWsf)

689 https://tinyurl.com/27jm2f2s

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:28 AM (Foq6I)

690 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:24 AM (VwHCD)

That's one thing I miss the most as a kid. The feelings I had during the Christmas season. It's all but disappeared. And Christmas seems just to come and go so fast now. Seemed like it lasted for so long when I was a kid.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 01:29 AM (woCRW)

691 https://tinyurl.com/27jm2f2s

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:28 AM



Nice rack!

Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 01:31 AM (lMxC2)

692 Mexican Planking!

Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at December 07, 2021 01:31 AM (buTO7)

693 Miley, Best way to "hang deer", would be to proceed to breaking it down to quartering it, and hanging the quarters, ribs, and backstraps in the cooler, 'bout as fast as you can work the blade.

Faster you cool 'em down, the better they taste when you cook 'em. And they do cool a lot faster in quarters, than as a whole carcass on the hook.

But you've gotta allow for some of each backstrap (and tenderloins) to skip the process, and find the heavily buttered skillet, at once. Hunters' reward, and etc. Way too good to push off to deferred gratification. Nom!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2021 01:34 AM (QzJWU)

694 I found all my father's military papers and medals when I was clearing out my mother's house. My mother said there were a number more medals that my father had given to her before they were married and that her roommate stolen them. Always wanted to find out what medals they were.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 01:34 AM (woCRW)

695 Uh huh. Got any references for this study? They probably had to budget for broken wooden ruler replacements though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 07, 2021 01:19 AM (F0YaR)

Ha! Other than years of catechism classes, no.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:35 AM (Mzdiz)

696 I was on the right and we had a clear view of the crowd. You might be in some of my pictures !
Posted by: LASue at December 07, 2021 01:18 AM (Ed8Zd)

What a small world. I'm sure we are in your pictures! I do remember some kids behind me that were wasted and kept spilling their beer down my legs. I finally turned around and grabbed their drinks and threw them down and threatened them. One chick was trying to crawl through my legs and I was up against the barrier. There was no where to go. My friends thought I had lost my mind. I told them later. I think we went to Lucky's before the concert.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 01:35 AM (6z9vr)

697 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGopLn5Apf8

While I have studiously avoided the episode he did with His Flatulency (Biden in his Bitchin' Vette) I cannot help but like Jay Leno. In this one, notice his wonder at going through the instrument panel of the Nash Ambassador with the blinking turn signal stalk. He is a car geek- with that sense of wonder over something cool.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 01:36 AM (csEWM)

698
I need to take Miley to see this ol' boy's "deer barn". He's over around Switzer, SC. Big family of hunters. He built a little building, and put some coolers in it for hanging deer.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:36 AM (Mzdiz)

699 Miley, I just checked my e-mail and I responded to you.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 07, 2021 01:37 AM (a4EWo)

700 That's one thing I miss the most as a kid. The feelings I had during the Christmas season. It's all but disappeared. And Christmas seems just to come and go so fast now. Seemed like it lasted for so long when I was a kid.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 01:29 AM (woCRW)

There just seemed to be more to do back then. It seems like nobody has any gatherings anymore, and I'm talking even before the covid bullshit. Its another reason I upgraded to a bigger house. I'm going to start throwing the frigging parties.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:38 AM (VwHCD)

701 I need to take Miley to see this ol' boy's "deer barn". He's over around Switzer, SC. Big family of hunters. He built a little building, and put some coolers in it for hanging deer.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapsca

The fancy ranches have those huge coolers in their barns. Their barns are nicer than my house.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 01:38 AM (6z9vr)

702 This arthritis is getting in my hands. I'm losing some dexterity. I'm lucky so far, but I'm losing some.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:04 AM (Mzdiz)

Consider taking Boron, Publius. My hands were starting to get stiff and feel the weather changes before my shoulder did, I started taking Calcium Fructoborate and they are feeling better. It helps with inflammation and a few other things...
You can look at studies of most supplements at Examine.com
Posted by: Kindltot at December 07, 2021 01:18
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Thank guys, my hands are really bothering me this fall. I'm on Colchine, which I don't take often enough. I've tested negative for rheumatoid arthritis, but the doc says I have it and it sure looks like it.

Modern medicine has improved a bunch, but still a lot is witch doctor stuff. Exhibit A: highest pd fed employee is Dr. Fauci. What a f'ing fraud.

Posted by: Farmer at December 07, 2021 01:39 AM (55Qr6)

703 It was. It was basically somewhat north jersey, the oranges, maplewood, that area. There were towns with the big department stores, and the main drag in town that was always decorated, and it ooozed christmas Then my mother's parents moved to Morristown, which had a good sized town square, and christmas there was really cool. probably why I like the hallmark movies. Its like they show chistmas that used to be.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:24 AM (VwHCD)

The Christmas decorations here outside of Greenville SC remind me of the 60s. Hell, they might actually BE from the 60s. I love them.

There are different ones, like reindeer, snowman heads, angels, doves, Christmas trees, stars etc. but my favorite is the Christmas penis. It's actually supposed to be a candle with a base of holly leaves, but Publius and I call them Christmas dicks. There's a real low-hanging one in front of the CVS.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:40 AM (Mzdiz)

704 ...I call them Christmas dicks. There's a real low-hanging one in front of the CVS.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:40 AM



Posted by: Zettai at December 07, 2021 01:42 AM (lMxC2)

705 >> I've tested negative for rheumatoid arthritis, but the doc says I have it and it sure looks like it.

That's thing about RA. You can have it, but test negative for it. The tests are getting better and better, as they learn to test for more complex factors, but still you can have RA, but test negative for it.

And you can not have RA -- that is have no symptoms of it, and test positive on various tests.

When I first started having promblems, the standard test was the "RF", rheumatoid factor, test. I pegged the meter on that one. Since then, they've come up with even more specific tests (and I "pass" all of them).

And yet, even with all that, you still have that problem.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:43 AM (Mzdiz)

706 But you've gotta allow for some of each backstrap (and tenderloins) to skip the process, and find the heavily buttered skillet, at once. Hunters' reward, and etc. Way too good to push off to deferred gratification. Nom!

Jim

I gotta story. Same son. Killed a deer in the morning, and invited him over. Told him we'd cook some of the best part of the deer, the true loin.
Grilled it... the more we chewed, the bigger it got!
Heh.
Seems you need to at least wait til rigor mortis is gone.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:44 AM (Foq6I)

707 Perhaps "butcher" is the rub. I think of "butcher" as gutting (garotting?).
I have no place to hang an entire carcass. I'd have to "hang 'em high" to keep critters off them, so we rough butcher, and cool 'em in the fridge.
Works wonderfully.
I'm using the "gutless method" as of last year. I'm getting better.

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 01:24 AM (Foq6I)

Ah yes - we'd gut them immediately. It's been decades, but after doing so, we'd hang them in the woodshed. It was pretty cold there and in a hollow, so the sun didn't reach it that late in the year.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:45 AM (Mzdiz)

708
Yeah, the Christmas Penis decorations are a hoot. As Miley said, they're supposed to be candle with a base of Holly leaves. But it looks like a boner.

Come to Simpsonville around Christmas for lots of dick.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:45 AM (Mzdiz)

709 Gonna go to bed and flip to Hallmark in there. Good night, folks! Fun evening.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 07, 2021 01:47 AM (Mzdiz)

710 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:38 AM (VwHCD)

Yes I remember my parents going to a lot of parties of which some I was also invited. Actually caroling with classmates and celebrating Christmas in school which now is apparently forbidden.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 01:47 AM (woCRW)

711 Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 01:38

Good to see you here CaliGirl. As a former farmer I have much empathy for you. But you operate on a much larger scale than I did. It must be tough, esp w/ that idiot Biden and then you have Newsome, stupid f@ckers need to work on a farm for a year to learn about life.

Posted by: Farmer at December 07, 2021 01:47 AM (55Qr6)

712 Yeah, the Christmas Penis decorations are a hoot. As Miley said, they're supposed to be candle with a base of Holly leaves. But it looks like a boner.

Come to Simpsonville around Christmas for lots of dick.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:45 AM (Mzdiz)

Come for the egg nog, stay for the dicks. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:48 AM (VwHCD)

713 Yes I remember my parents going to a lot of parties of which some I was also invited. Actually caroling with classmates and celebrating Christmas in school which now is apparently forbidden.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 01:47 AM (woCRW)

Another thing the left ruined.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 01:49 AM (VwHCD)

714
Those decorations are wire frame things with lights arranged to make a pattern. They hang 'em on the light poles down the main streets. They put 'em up around the first of Dec. Maybe before that, but they don't light 'em up until Dec 1st.

And they are very old indeed. They've had those things as far back as I can remember.

Each town has a different set. Fountain Inn puts up similar looking things, but they don't have any dicks.

Simpsonville like the dick. And I think that speaks volumes about the local Chamber of Commerce, or whoever the hell runs that shit. But you didn't hear that from me.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 01:57 AM (Mzdiz)

715 Good to see you here CaliGirl. As a former farmer I have much empathy for you. But you operate on a much larger scale than I did. It must be tough, esp w/ that idiot Biden and then you have Newsome, stupid f@ckers need to work on a farm for a year to learn about life.
Posted by: Farmer at De

Nice to see you too! I'm sorry about the RA. That's tough. The only guysI know in worse shape than the farmers are the rodeo guys. They can barely walk at 40.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 01:57 AM (6z9vr)

716 Christmas in my yoot in Southern CA was still CHRISTMAS, 100%.

Same decor, same gatherings, same festivities. Just a certain lack of snow and freezing weather, but still cold enough (thanks, Alaskan Current!) to merit at least heavy sweaters or jackets.

The left has been killing our traditions for years. Christmas is hanging on by mere fingernails. Let's not let it die, let's let the left die, instead.

*pours eggnog* Bingle Jells!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2021 02:04 AM (QzJWU)

717 Lost Mike Hammer's Cat today. He had a stroke Saturday night, so. no choice. RIP Toby. I didn't even have a chance to say goodbye, after 20 years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, mostly here at December 07, 2021 02:09 AM (830x5)

718 717 Lost Mike Hammer's Cat today. He had a stroke Saturday night, so. no choice. RIP Toby. I didn't even have a chance to say goodbye, after 20 years.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, mostly here at December 07, 2021 02:09 AM (830x5)

My condolences, man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 07, 2021 02:10 AM (csEWM)

719 Did someone say 'dicks'?

Ya know, when it comes right down to it, I'd rather live in Dickville than Smallville. No matter what you're packing, well,

there you are. Stereotyped.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 07, 2021 02:10 AM (F0YaR)

720 My town put up some unidentifiable blue and gold tinsel decorations on the lampposts. Usually they do snowflakes.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 07, 2021 02:11 AM (mNhhD)

721 Oh Mike, I am so sorry.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 07, 2021 02:11 AM (a4EWo)

722 717 Lost Mike Hammer's Cat today. He had a stroke Saturday night, so. no choice. RIP Toby. I didn't even have a chance to say goodbye, after 20 years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, mostly here at December 07, 2021 02:09 AM (830x5)


Sad to hear. But. Better than losing you, legendary commenter, that I have heard has a few issues hisself.

Hope you are doing better.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 07, 2021 02:12 AM (F0YaR)

723 720 My town put up some unidentifiable blue and gold tinsel decorations on the lampposts. Usually they do snowflakes.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 07, 2021 02:11 AM (mNhhD)


Y'all ran out of politicians? Sadz.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 07, 2021 02:14 AM (F0YaR)

724 Mike, so sorry to hear that. 20 years is a great run though. I know what it's like not to be able to say goodbye to your beloved kitty.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 07, 2021 02:16 AM (KAi1n)

725 Mike,

I'm so sorry. I know just what you're going through, and it's a knife in the gut. We love them so much. Such is the cycle of life. It hurts like hell.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 02:16 AM (Mzdiz)

726 ost Mike Hammer's Cat today. He had a stroke Saturday night, so. no choice. RIP Toby. I didn't even have a chance to say goodbye, after 20 years.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 02:20 AM (6z9vr)

727 Mike Hammer. Much love for you, brother. You're appreciated here, beyond words. And so, thus to your beloved cat, also.

My Ariel went similarly, suddenly, from an enlarged heart that in an instant, over-rode her heart-sack's ability to deal, and she went from happy kitty to "the shot" at the vets in under an hour. And took a large part of my soul with her, when she went. Her brother Harley lasted another several years, and is buried outside my gunroom window. I still visit him, often.

Ariel's grave, unmarked, I know where she is approximately, but Hurricane Ike scrubbed the peninsula where she lay, and I can only get close, but never be sure. They surely burrow deep into our souls though, and tear those pieces out when they go. But, we'll see them again, and they, us. Something to look forward to, that.

You let me know sometime if proximity might allow us to visit over bourbon or such. And yes, kitty photos will be shown and remembered, toasted and revered. It is the Moron Way, after all.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2021 02:21 AM (QzJWU)

728
While I've loved all my cats over the years, each was unique, there was one that was just "Some Cat". Her name was "Boo-boo", silly name I got to her calling her when I played with her, talking nonsense talk and that became her name.

She lived to be 21 years. Got her from an uncle in '85, as a kitten born in late '84 or so, the year I graduated from high school. She made it to late 2005, 21 years.

Something tells me that when I cross the River Jordan, and I'm wandering around, she'll be there to greet me, and lead me to where I'm supposed to be.

Awww crap, I'm getting all mushy. I better get to bed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 07, 2021 02:23 AM (Mzdiz)

729 For those who like to say "hanging is too good for them", I respond with

A. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single hanging.
B. I have some extra rope.

Actually, my list is much longer but brevity is clarity.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 07, 2021 02:25 AM (F0YaR)

730 Guy I used to know offed himself with helium. Used one of those party balloon bottles and filled a bag he tapped around his head. It worked.

Posted by: pawn at December 07, 2021 02:30 AM (vzKmu)

731 Guy I used to know offed himself with helium. Used one of those party balloon bottles and filled a bag he tapped around his head. It worked.
Posted by: pawn

Good Lord! Who wants to die sounding like a Munchkin?

Posted by: MkY at December 07, 2021 02:31 AM (Foq6I)

732 All of your kind words to Mike are making me misty eyed.

Goodnight everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2021 02:32 AM (6z9vr)

733 Helium, Nitrogen, meh.

I wanna see a really dedicated chain-smoker go out by huffin' a tankfull of propane.

Talk about going out with a bang, right!?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2021 02:33 AM (QzJWU)

734 Lost Mike Hammer's Cat today. He had a stroke Saturday night, so. no choice. RIP Toby. I didn't even have a chance to say goodbye, after 20 years.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, mostly here at December 07, 2021 02:09

OMG, I'm so sorry. This after your other issues really sucks.

Lets see...I am seriously sick, drive myself to the hospital, have a brain bleed and then get sent home to have 20 yo Toby die. That's a streak of bad luck. Well the nice part is you did survive.

Which means all the prayers from here will bring you some peace hopefully.

Posted by: Farmer at December 07, 2021 02:34 AM (55Qr6)

735 Mike Hammer! I lost an older kitty to a random stroke a few years ago. She was a thick old girl, and I was surprised when she left me as she did; but yeah, a stroke. Today, I've got a seventeen year old kitty bequeathed to me from my dad who died almost ten years ago. She's a rooster. Always wakes me up at sunrise with OCD like meows until I get outta bed, and empty her food bowl, and refill with slightly fresher food. Kidney troubles, and she's slowly wasting away to nothing, but she's still here. Anyways, I share your heartbreak.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 02:40 AM (+WWsf)

736 Sadly, my previous stroke kitty spent most of her last morning staring at an impossibly small space on the bookshelf where she'd never slept before. I walked by her more than once, thinking to myself: how unusual, how weird; doubly sad, in retrospect. I found her spread eagle on her back in a second bedroom after dark; puddle of urine on the nearby couch. She must have been sleeping there, and crawled down when things went wrong. I tried basic kitty CPR, maybe she had choked on food, but no; gone when I had found her. Before her, I hadn't been lucky with old kitties, but she'd surprised me, fourteen or fifteen, and I thought we had a few years left together. Sometimes, life goes sideways, but it always goes on. I gave her a water burial in the nearby lakes here in Minneapolis. My memories of her are still intertwined with my dead mother too; they were close.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 03:00 AM (+WWsf)

737 Anyways, now, I'm going back to reread MH's recent posts more carefully, and pray upon them as best as I can.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 07, 2021 03:05 AM (+WWsf)

738 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at December 07, 2021 03:44 AM (RYc1G)

739 717 Lost Mike Hammer's Cat today. He had a stroke Saturday night, so. no choice. RIP Toby. I didn't even have a chance to say goodbye, after 20 years.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, mostly here at December 07, 2021 02:09 AM (830x5)

Very sorry, Mike Hammer. You get well, soon!

Posted by: m at December 07, 2021 03:46 AM (RYc1G)

740 Sorry to hear the sad news about your cat, Mike Hammer.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 07, 2021 04:02 AM (1R0vU)

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