Before the Catastrophe Cafe

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George Natsioulis, Night Run Pt. 2


Cat Vice.

No big deal, just a dog enjoying a skate park.

This is going to be me on Memorial Day weekend.

Smiley dog.

Itchin'.

Dog greets owner with random presents every time he comes home.

Hullo!

We'll get your jeep sorted out in just a sec.

Hen fights off a hawk to protect her chicks. I think everything turns out okay. But I can't guarantee the chicks' long-term survival.

Maybe you can beat the train. Maybe you're dead wrong. The guy is not killed; I wouldn't post that kind of thing. What is this, the internet in 2002? But it's still tense. He doesn't come out of it unscathed.


Twitch streamers should stick to accidentally showing their snizzes:

She's okay. The fire department did have to drop by to say "hi."


Posted by: Ace at 07:31 PM




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1 Good evening everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2022 07:31 PM (2JoB8)

2 The dog is crying "stop pinching my penis!"

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 11, 2022 07:34 PM (lKAqb)

3 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2022 07:34 PM (arJlL)

4 Where Janet and Chrissy at?

Oh, Regal Eagle.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:35 PM (HsAzN)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2022 07:35 PM (arJlL)

6 MUMR almost got first.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2022 07:35 PM (u73oe)

7 oh boy, biden's was over-dosed on whatever wake up pills they give him and he went all revivalist today for a few minutes. Apparently, maga caused lines for free food during covid.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 11, 2022 07:35 PM (OuH7W)

8 And cats really, really, really love to get their heads scratched.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 11, 2022 07:35 PM (lKAqb)

9 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at May 11, 2022 07:36 PM (uywL/)

10 Twitch streamer is wearing something pretty short under that apron, shame she didn't take the apron off to smother the flames.

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2022 07:36 PM (2JoB8)

11 FFS.

What kid wasn't taught to put out grease fires with salt or baking soda?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:36 PM (9qSw/)

12 Evenin', my pretties.

Planted flowers for Mom. Nice way to spend the day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

13 Willowed

So, I went out and got the local paper and I see that our incompetent crook of a mayor dedicated a new $1M six port solar powered car charging station at City Hall. Solar powered. With a peak output of 24kw. So if my math is correct, it can charge one Tesla X between the hours of 10AM and 2PM.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:34 PM (yQpMk)

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:37 PM (yQpMk)

14 Hiya Eris !

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2022 07:37 PM (arJlL)

15 12 Evenin', my pretties.

Planted flowers for Mom. Nice way to spend the day.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:37 PM (Dc2NZ


Can you do my yard?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:38 PM (9qSw/)

16 Good evening all.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 07:38 PM (KnSot)

17 She's cute, but my God. Standing there yelling "I don't know what to do - Help!" like a child...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:38 PM (HsAzN)

18 Every living thing is happy when it is loved. ❤️
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And, when it's eaten.

Posted by: Axeman at May 11, 2022 07:39 PM (krQz2)

19 I guess the last video explains some of the supply chain problem.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 11, 2022 07:39 PM (aaGzp)

20 Damn, girl, just put the lid on the skillet.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 11, 2022 07:39 PM (jTmQV)

21 Excellent?

Pffft. You're demoted to Government Work!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 11, 2022 07:39 PM (uywL/)

22 If the moped guy had kept going he would have made it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:39 PM (yQpMk)

23 Eris, what kinds of flowers?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 07:39 PM (KnSot)

24 Six ports for a thousand thousands? A couple of Y adaptors might cost as much as a nuke sub.

Posted by: klaftern at May 11, 2022 07:40 PM (taPSh)

25 That was a most Excellent pier crash!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:40 PM (Dc2NZ)

26 I like the way the cruise ship backs up and says 'I didn't do it.'

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:40 PM (yQpMk)

27 22 If the moped guy had kept going he would have made it.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:39 PM (yQpMk

To heaven?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:40 PM (9qSw/)

28 So if my math is correct, it can charge one Tesla X between the hours of 10AM and 2PM.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:34 PM (yQpMk)
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:37 PM (yQpMk)

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To be fair, there is a nice burger joint next door.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 11, 2022 07:41 PM (uywL/)

29 Somewhere a while back I saw a bunch of videos similar to that ship-crash, but worse (better). Ships that were out of control but people ashore didn't realize it til quite late.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 07:41 PM (OTzUX)

30 She's one step away from: Let me try throwing this olive oil on it, maybe that will work. No, that made it worse. Maybe if I throw this box of kitchen matches at it...

Some people are too dumb to waste our air.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:41 PM (HsAzN)

31 Not hugging a lioness. Fuck that.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 07:41 PM (aIbh3)

32 To heaven?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:40 PM (9qSw/)


Full throttle, all shiny and chrome.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (yQpMk)

33 A Chinese port, by any chance?

Posted by: Axeman at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (krQz2)

34 Good evening, hordies. Seems the Merc is one toke over the line.

Posted by: SnailRacer at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (MVYAr)

35 30 She's one step away from: Let me try throwing this olive oil on it, maybe that will work. No, that made it worse. Maybe if I throw this box of kitchen matches at it...

Some people are too dumb to waste our air.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:41 PM (HsAzN)

Surprised she didn't stick it in the sink and spray water on it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (9qSw/)

36 Ben Had, I just finished a book "Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II"
By: Jay A. Stout
There are many references to a USAAF training field in...
Corsicana, TX!

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (jTmQV)

37 I remember driving around with a giant inflatable alligator strapped to the top of my car with some friends. At a certain speed it would rear up so we would find chicks and drive by shouting alligator pickup lines and roar when the alligator went up. As mating rituals go this was not a very effective one.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (0fVbu)

38 31 Not hugging a lioness. Fuck that.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 07:41 PM (aIbh3)

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Man, you are SO emotionally constipated!

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (uywL/)

39 >>Every living thing is happy when it is loved.

I'm not testing this theory on a bull shark.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 07:43 PM (ZLI7S)

40 32 To heaven?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:40 PM (9qSw/)

Full throttle, all shiny and chrome.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (yQpMk


Witness Me!!

*Sprays Krylon on face

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:43 PM (9qSw/)

41 " 24 Six ports for a thousand thousands? A couple of Y adaptors might cost as much as a nuke sub.

Posted by: klaftern at May 11, 2022 07:40 PM (taPSh)"

that's what is driving the explosion in McMansions !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez -gaslighted?, more like napalmed at May 11, 2022 07:43 PM (jA0b8)

42 Whoopsie!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 07:43 PM (aIbh3)

43 But hug a polar bear?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:43 PM (ySQBZ)

44 Hiya Ben Had !

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2022 07:43 PM (arJlL)

45 I have one a them kitchen fire extinguishers. And old baking soda in a box. But we don't do much "high risk" cookery, and I'm very careful whenever there's much cooking fat in play.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 07:44 PM (OTzUX)

46 37 I remember driving around with a giant inflatable alligator strapped to the top of my car with some friends. At a certain speed it would rear up so we would find chicks and drive by shouting alligator pickup lines and roar when the alligator went up. As mating rituals go this was not a very effective one.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (0fVbu


I'm amazed women even talk to us.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:44 PM (9qSw/)

47 Ben Had, we did lantana, salvia, lobelias, geraniums, pentas, and other stuff I forget.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

48 "Surprised she didn't stick it in the sink and spray water on it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (9qSw/) "

now that woulda been epic ! PPV-worthy, even !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez -gaslighted?, more like napalmed at May 11, 2022 07:45 PM (jA0b8)

49 Brewer and Shipley in da house.

Posted by: klaftern at May 11, 2022 07:45 PM (taPSh)

50 My favorite used to be the divers who'd swim up to a sleeping reef shark and blow on it or wave their hands quickly near its gills to wake it up.

Eyes shoot open, sucker bolts away - but gee maybe he'll nibble on an alien presence that's just startled him from his slumber and is inches away?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 07:45 PM (OTzUX)

51
I hope the kitchen conflagration woman was able to throw water on that oil fire.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 11, 2022 07:46 PM (1WTDD)

52 hi there Ben Had !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez -gaslighted?, more like napalmed at May 11, 2022 07:46 PM (jA0b8)

53 Was Moped Guy in India, The World's Toilet? or Pakistan, The World's Urinal?

Doesn't look right though....no massive amount of bodies hanging off the train and train was going too fast.

Maybe Turkey.

Savages.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 11, 2022 07:47 PM (R/m4+)

54 So if my math is correct, it can charge one Tesla X between the hours of 10AM and 2PM.
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I don't recall the North American jurisdiction but someplace is using diesel generators to power its city EV charging stations!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at May 11, 2022 07:47 PM (Jtln5)

55 Been avoiding the depressing nooz courtesy of FJB et al, so thanks for the cafe, ace

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 11, 2022 07:47 PM (kf6Ak)

56 There are a pair of eagles down along the Potomac nearby. They are huge. Even when high on top of the tree (over 100ft up) they looked huge. There nest is the size of a NoVA efficiency apartment.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 11, 2022 07:48 PM (sAmhv)

57 Doggeh is so excited that sump.is back on tv!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 11, 2022 07:48 PM (kf6Ak)

58 Lids are super useful too.


I set a toaster oven on fire once. All 3 sons in kitchen. 16, 13, 4.
Two older ones yelled mom. 4 year old yelled fire.
I ran in in my underwear, unplugged the toaster and carried it outside to glass patio table.
Found out later I had picked UP AND THROWN the 16 yr old to get him out of my way.
Adrenaline is amazing

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:48 PM (ySQBZ)

59 Planted 3 more tomato plants (pots) and a six-pack of lettuce starts (Sierra, supposed to be better in spring/warm weather), and some chive seeds. Basil (from seed, Genovese) still doing its sllloooooowwww-motion sprouting and growth act. One of the tomatoes is a Japanese hybrid, Aiko, which was epic last year. Tons of sweet grape tomatoes.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 07:48 PM (OTzUX)

60 Well, now we know where one 7th Fleet OOD ended up.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 11, 2022 07:48 PM (a3Q+t)

61 Yeah, the Twitch tartlet was dumb, but nobody taught her the smother/salt/baking soda trick and to have a fire extinguisher in her kitchen.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

62 Ben Had, I just finished a book "Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II"
By: Jay A. Stout
There are many references to a USAAF training field in...
Corsicana, TX!
Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (jTmQV)

Texas used to be dotted everywhere with Army Air Corp/Air Force bases.

The Blue Angels were practicing above me an hour ago. (Rapid City, SD). I haven’t seen them in years.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (aIbh3)

63 45 I have one a them kitchen fire extinguishers. And old baking soda in a box.

Yep. I usually have 3-4 boxes of soda plus the kitchen extinguisher.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (HsAzN)

64 There's an outdoor outlet by my apartment door. The rare times I break out the fry daddy I set up a TV tray and use it outside. Cuts down on the smell if I'm cooking fish, and less chance of torching the place.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (lz5hY)

65 There nest is the size of a NoVA efficiency apartment.

$2400/mo

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (ySQBZ)

66 G'd evenin' Ultra Morons!

Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (vrz2I)

67 OOD not on speaking terms with helmspersyn.

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (0OP+5)

68 That ship miscalculation video features in one of Ozzy Man's Destination Fucked compilations. For good reason.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (RkC6l)

69 A brief rant: My power went out at 4 am, so when I got up at 5, I had to shower by flashlight, feed the dogs and cats the same way, deal without AC, and - worst of all - not be able to make coffee. Yeah I know, 1st World Problems. I say it all the time. But that's the point. WE LIVE IN THE FIRST WORLD! The idea that we will run our 1st world power grid on ancient technologies using sunshine and breezes - to, ahem, save the world - is complete insanity. Yet that is what our "elites" demand of us. Of course, they will never have a dark minute in the 15,000 ft2 coastal mansions.

Posted by: Mookie at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (u+Y3T)

70 Evening.

Okay, that Seconds Before Death Twatter is kind of cool.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 07:51 PM (dpeZN)

71
53 Was Moped Guy in India, The World's Toilet? or Pakistan, The World's Urinal?

[....]


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 11, 2022 07:47 PM (R/m4+)

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Remember, we are in less of a position to sneer at them for that, these days.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 11, 2022 07:51 PM (1WTDD)

72 Big advantage to gas stove. Always can make coffee.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:51 PM (ySQBZ)

73 Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (0fVbu

I think that's funny. I would have talked to you. I probably wouldn't have gone home with you, but what is a alligator pick up line.? Get ready for the puns! 😉

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 11, 2022 07:51 PM (OcQrV)

74 Those seal lions weren't being lovey-dovey, they were just hungry.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 11, 2022 07:52 PM (vuisn)

75 Although I am glad of the attention Kathy Barnette is getting. Even if it's smears - I think she has enough momentum that any national.attention is a net benefit.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 11, 2022 07:52 PM (kf6Ak)

76 36 Ben Had, I just finished a book "Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II"
By: Jay A. Stout
There are many references to a USAAF training field in...
Corsicana, TX!
Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional

My fraternity has a library wall covered in photos of service men who died in WW II. A fair number of them died in plane crashes during training in Texas.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 11, 2022 07:52 PM (M+rpe)

77 Kitchen Fire Girl had her ass hanging out just before the festivities.

She should have taken her "dress" off and smothered the fire.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 11, 2022 07:53 PM (R/m4+)

78 Sea lions are the rats of the marine world.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 11, 2022 07:53 PM (uywL/)

79 I can't figure out the Kathy Barnette thing.


Do we have an up or down from ultramorons?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:53 PM (ySQBZ)

80 The past few days we've been having mini power outages. It just conks out and comes back on, off long enough for the cable to reboot but not long enough to have to reset the microwave clock. It has been in the 80s and low 90s, so I think when we get to a steady 95 temp 95 humidity we will see some power loss.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 07:53 PM (lz5hY)

81 I have tomato plants I've grown from seed that I hope to plant in a community garden next week:

Black Beauty
Black Pineapple
Black from Tula
Italian Genovese
Sart Roloise
Black Brown Boar
Yellow Tomato
Rebel Starfighter Prime
Cosmic Eclipse

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (Dc2NZ)

82 Get one of those butane one burner camping stoves. They work really well. I have one with my camping stuff in the back of my car.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (5HBd1)

83 65 There nest is the size of a NoVA efficiency apartment.

$2400/mo
Posted by: dagny



Well it's right on the shore of the Potomac so the views are spectacular.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (sAmhv)

84 Last vid: When Gilligan gets a boat of his own.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (4I/2K)

85 I was sitting on my balcony having my morning coffee a few months ago, lazily watching a cottontail hop across the street, when suddenly the rabbit jumped high in the air like a jack-rabbit, did a 180 and dived under a van parked by the side of the road.

Split second later, WHAM an eagle strikes out of nowhere. I involuntarily closed my eyes, but when I opened them, fearing the worst, the bunny was safe under the van. The eagle wasn't ready to give up yet though, and perched itself atop the van while the rabbit trembled in fear beneath. That bird was HUUUGE.

Eagles are common here in CO of course, but they do not generally strike on a street in the middle of a mid-city neighborhood like that. A little life or death drama with my coffee. The rabbit outpatienced the eagle, which eventually flew off in search of a more accessible meal.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (HsAzN)

86 4 Where Janet and Chrissy at?

Oh, Regal Eagle.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:35 PM (HsAzN)

++++

The Regal Beagle is where the hotties wait for my love.

Posted by: Larry Dallas at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (hVqGz)

87 There's a very cool website, something like "Abandoned Airfields", think it's global but of course mostly covers North America. IIRC San Diego had nearly 50 total landing fields during WWII (of course back then 1500 feet of relatively compact flat uncluttered ground was a landing field, at least for everything but heavy bombers).

Until not *that* long ago you could still see the remains of the ASW blimp base near the Del Mar racetrack. White circle (mooring mast would have been in the center) on blacktop, and remnants of building foundations. You could see it just west of the I-5, from the slow lane, if you knew what you were looking at.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (OTzUX)

88 This is going to be me on Memorial Day weekend.

Wait, Ace. Youre not going to be with the bikini girl
With the lizard from last night?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 11, 2022 07:55 PM (OcQrV)

89 Hey baby, let's get croced!

Posted by: The Gatormeister at May 11, 2022 07:55 PM (vrz2I)

90 Here's a couple from the Seconds Before Death Twatter.

https://tinyurl.com/mwpad8z6

https://tinyurl.com/2zpyj8cp

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 07:55 PM (dpeZN)

91 65 There nest is the size of a NoVA efficiency apartment.

$2400/mo
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:49 PM (ySQBZ)

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That will get you a pup tent next to someone's mailbox in L.A.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 11, 2022 07:55 PM (uywL/)

92 Where do sea otters rank vis-a-vis sea lions?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 11, 2022 07:56 PM (a3Q+t)

93 82 I have a little folding sterno stove and a few cans of fuel under my sink. At least I will have coffee and an egg sammich.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 07:56 PM (lz5hY)

94 I find it disturbing that Stove Top Barbie can't get the depth of mentoring she needs to adequately prepare her meat.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 11, 2022 07:56 PM (aeMRC)

95 house gop sends sternly worded letter to Garland over his lies about parent domestic terrorist designations after the one good fbi steps forward to blow whistle on this fash bullshit.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 11, 2022 07:57 PM (OuH7W)

96 92 Where do sea otters rank vis-a-vis sea lions?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May

Don't you start, mister.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 11, 2022 07:57 PM (+KbZ/)

97 That was an Italian cruise ship. Maybe that's where Francesco Shettino ended up?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

98 The best thing about sea lions is, you can always outrun their fat blubbery asses on dry land.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 11, 2022 07:57 PM (uywL/)

99 Awwww

Posted by: IanDeal at May 11, 2022 07:57 PM (MGjjz)

100 Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (OTzUX)

I love that kind of thing, I'll have to check it out. There used to be one for abandoned ball fields that was really cool.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:57 PM (HsAzN)

101 Youre not going to be with the bikini girl
With the lizard from last night?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 11, 2022 07:55 PM


Ms. Spoke, that was a cayman, not a lizard.

Posted by: Wesley Crusher at May 11, 2022 07:57 PM (a3Q+t)

102 36 Ben Had, I just finished a book "Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II"
By: Jay A. Stout
There are many references to a USAAF training field in...
Corsicana, TX!
Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional

My fraternity has a library wall covered in photos of service men who died in WW II. A fair number of them died in plane crashes during training in Texas.
Posted by: Beartooth at May 11, 2022 07:52 PM (M+rpe)

A grand uncle I never heard mentioned died in flight training down in Texas in WWI in 1917. Only learned of him when my paternal grandfather passed and he was buried at my maternal grandmother's family plot. He was 20.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 11, 2022 07:58 PM (4I/2K)

103 I find it disturbing that Stove Top Barbie can't get the depth of mentoring she needs to adequately prepare her meat.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 11, 2022 07:56 PM

After watching that video, would you trust her anywhere near your meat?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 11, 2022 07:58 PM (RkC6l)

104 Heh. Stove Top Barbie.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 07:58 PM (aIbh3)

105 Just the thing every guy wants the hear "Guys I don't know what to do!!"

Posted by: The Gatormeister at May 11, 2022 07:58 PM (vrz2I)

106 >>> 7 oh boy, biden's was over-dosed on whatever wake up pills they give him and he went all revivalist today for a few minutes. Apparently, maga caused lines for free food during covid.
Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 11, 2022 07:35 PM (OuH7W)

No, dummy, it was magas overdosing on ivermectin causing lines at the ER and getting in the way of gunshot victims!!1!

Posted by: Rolling Stone Magazine at May 11, 2022 07:58 PM (llON8)

107 Eagles are common here in CO of course, but they do not generally strike on a street in the middle of a mid-city neighborhood like that. A little life or death drama with my coffee. The rabbit outpatienced the eagle, which eventually flew off in search of a more accessible meal.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM

Last summer I was standing underneath my blue spruce when WHAM! and branches started falling on me. I looked up in time to see a huge eagle carrying off a squirrel.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 11, 2022 07:59 PM (M+rpe)

108 Kind of related to the WW2 airfields, Fox Biz had a show on last night about the building of the Ford bomber plant. Very interesting show. Also interesting, when Ford went to Consolidated Aircraft for the B24 blue prints, they didn't have any. Guys were just winging it, building them one at a time.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 07:59 PM (lz5hY)

109 Virginia Allen
@Virginia_Allen5
More pro-abortion protests are set to take place at Supreme Court Justices' homes tonight. Stay tuned.

Handmaid's Tale is at Justice Amy Coney Barrett's home.
4:30 PM · May 11, 2022

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 11, 2022 08:00 PM (MFZ8i)

110 Doug Marcaida on both weapons' handles in the "Ninja's Sword" episode said that both handles were "girthy".

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at May 11, 2022 08:00 PM (Jtln5)

111 These guys that hug lions and bears, oh my. I don't know if they're brave or stupid.

I like the skateboarding dog and ace, I hope you have fun on your duckie float on Memorial Day.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at May 11, 2022 08:00 PM (aeePL)

112 Awooooo! Puppehs of Twitter. Awooooo!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 11, 2022 08:00 PM (RkC6l)

113 Looks like Stove Top Barbie is more of a "car show bikini model" type than an "internet cook":

https://twitchtracker.com/kjanecaron/clips



Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 08:01 PM (HsAzN)

114 After fighting off breast cancer, Casey DeSantis is back on the campaign trail in a big way. This is just so great to see:

http://bitly.ws/qXWk

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 08:01 PM (sWM8x)

115 Looks like Stove Top Barbie is more of a "car show bikini model" type than an "internet cook":

https://twitchtracker.com/kjanecaron/clips

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 08:01 PM (HsAzN)
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I figured that out as soon as she turned around.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at May 11, 2022 08:02 PM (aeePL)

116 When a 100 ton ship is 50 feet from the dock and not slowing or turning, run.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 08:02 PM (ZLI7S)

117 Washington Post: 'Experts' say protests at SCOTUS justices' homes 'appear to be illegal'

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I thought this was America!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at May 11, 2022 08:02 PM (FVME7)

118 Anyone know how long it should take for your voice to recover, after you've lost it? It's been a week and a half.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:02 PM (5HBd1)

119 Baking soda.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 08:02 PM (xhaym)

120 We have eagles here on our lake in ETEX. The dead pines they used to perch on and eat fish came down in our storm on the 3rd. I just got those trees hauled off today. I guess they'll have to use the oak trees now.

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 08:03 PM (0OP+5)

121 A few weeks back, a brown eagle took a squirrel off a tree next to my house. He dropped the headless carcass near where I was raking, then glared at me until I went into the house so he could retrieve it.

Chills at the base of my neck as that look seemed to include sizing me up in case I challenged him for that squirrel.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 11, 2022 08:04 PM (4I/2K)

122 Star Trek is on. It's the one where the beam down to a mining planet and get captured by Devo.

Posted by: The Gatormeister at May 11, 2022 08:04 PM (vrz2I)

123 Anyone know how long it should take for your voice to recover, after you've lost it? It's been a week and a half.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward

How and why didja lose it ?

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2022 08:04 PM (arJlL)

124 Ms. Spoke, that was a cayman, not a lizard.
Posted by: Wesley Crusher at May 11, 2022 07:57 PM (a3Q

You were with an island?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 11, 2022 08:04 PM (eGTCV)

125 Chills at the base of my neck as that look seemed to include sizing me up in case I challenged him for that squirrel.
Posted by: Count de Monet at May 11, 2022 08:04 PM (4I/2K)
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I have a recipe for squirrel tacos sent in by one of our Morons, if you're interested.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at May 11, 2022 08:05 PM (aeePL)

126 Molly (Black Dog Three) will go get random toys when we wake up in the morning and escort me to my bathroom with said toy or blanket/towel.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 11, 2022 08:05 PM (bVYXr)

127 Looks like Stove Top Barbie is more of a "car show bikini model" type than an "internet cook":

https://twitchtracker.com/kjanecaron/clips

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 08:01 PM (HsAzN)

Car show bikini models don't have tiny little flap jack titties. I think she's just a whore.

Not that I'm complaining.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 08:05 PM (dpeZN)

128 122 Star Trek is on. It's the one where the beam down to a mining planet and get captured by Devo.
Posted by: The Gatormeister at May 11, 2022 08:04 PM (vrz2I)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA9FiL7mz_0

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 08:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

129 It's been a week and a half.
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Posted by: zombie marcel marceau at May 11, 2022 08:05 PM (Jtln5)

130 Video of The Great MAGA King:

https://youtu.be/3Dy1C95p00E

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 11, 2022 08:06 PM (a3Q+t)

131 117 Washington Post: 'Experts' say protests at SCOTUS justices' homes 'appear to be illegal'

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I thought this was America!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



https://youtu.be/j2zlPNGuPbw

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 11, 2022 08:06 PM (sAmhv)

132 Animal hugs video is cool.

On the other side of the equation, looks like a bear killed a soldier in Alaska.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 11, 2022 08:06 PM (HqCQE)

133 Anyone know how long it should take for your voice to recover, after you've lost it? It's been a week and a half.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward


Gargle with warm water and salt.

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2022 08:06 PM (arJlL)

134 Met a microbiologist this morning. He was bigger than I expected.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 11, 2022 08:06 PM (jYQlA)

135
Look, the streets of Meowmi are cold, no matter how hot they look in the travel brochures. No place for a scaredy-cat.

The City gives you the tuna, and you bring 'em the jailbirds. And sometimes you gotta toss a skel's dresser. Just the way it is. You complain about it, but do *you* want to toss that skel's dresser? After you kill his dog and eat all his chicken? All for a cop's salary, when you have 14 kittens and you're wife's always in heat?

I didn't think so.

Posted by: Meowmi Vice Detective at May 11, 2022 08:07 PM (rzne3)

136 Chills at the base of my neck as that look seemed to include sizing me up in case I challenged him for that squirrel.
Posted by: Count de Monet at May 11, 2022 08:04 PM (4I/2K)

Come ooonnnn...you can take an eagle!

Use the rake.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 08:07 PM (dpeZN)

137 A lot of hawks and eagles patrol our skies, having a lot to do with being less than a mile from the Arkansas River. On the landlord's property there are four old oaks, chock full of squirrels. You can sit outside and watch the little beggars do their thing, and then suddenly vanish. You look up, and there's a couple hawks or eagles looking for lunch. Squirrels get the word out real quick.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 08:08 PM (lz5hY)

138 'Night Horde !

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2022 08:08 PM (arJlL)

139 Whatever pick up line the cayman was using didn't work, because bikini girl got out of the pool really fast.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 11, 2022 08:08 PM (OcQrV)

140 Ace, remember GLaDOS in Portal 2?


https://youtu.be/0a9NDUCrcVY

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 08:08 PM (xhaym)

141 Looks like my ISP reset so new hashtag.

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 11, 2022 08:08 PM (Jtln5)

142 Michigan Woman Convicted Of Spying For The Chinese Stole Trade Secrets From Coca-Cola, Other Companies

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The top secret Coke recipe?!!! There'll be hell to pay!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at May 11, 2022 08:08 PM (FVME7)

143 Get one of those butane one burner camping stoves. They work really well. I have one with my camping stuff in the back of my car.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (5HBd1)

Got a 2 burner by all the BBQ stuff. Mostly just use it to melt wax off bee stuff. Gots a gas stove fer mergencies

Posted by: MkY at May 11, 2022 08:08 PM (cPGH3)

144 On the other side of the equation, looks like a bear killed a soldier in Alaska.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 11, 2022 08:06 PM (HqCQE)

So the gays are finally revolting.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 08:09 PM (dpeZN)

145 On the other side of the equation, looks like a bear killed a soldier in Alaska.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 11, 2022 08:06 PM (HqCQE)
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And they say sailors are gay!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 08:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

146 Pro tip: do not use flour to put on a grease fire.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:09 PM (3NKiY)

147 Ben Had, we did lantana, salvia, lobelias, geraniums, pentas, and other stuff I forget.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:45 PM (Dc2NZ)


I love traditional dances

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 08:10 PM (xhaym)

148 dagny I'm hoping everyone in Pa votes for Kathy Barnett, heads will explode when they see another Black woman conservative

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2022 08:10 PM (2JoB8)

149 I coughed enough to clear my lungs but seem to have coughed enough to wipe out my voice. And my job is all about talking on the phone. I offered to take more time off, but my boss asked me to just do what I can. Normally it will hold up a couple of hours and people can understand me well enough for me to help. Tonight, I'm getting sound about every other syllable. My chiropractor told me to put a cold pack on my throat, so I'm trying that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:10 PM (5HBd1)

150 Working in a Coal Mine. Classic. I'm old enough to remember when that version came out.

This is the episode where Spock finally meets someone who appreciates him for his mind. No, not those guys who stole it.

Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:12 PM (vrz2I)

151 10 Twitch streamer is wearing something pretty short under that apron, shame she didn't take the apron off to smother the flames.

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2022 07:36 PM (2JoB \

Always keep the lid handy.

Posted by: Javems at May 11, 2022 08:12 PM (AmoqO)

152 143 Get one of those butane one burner camping stoves. They work really well. I have one with my camping stuff in the back of my car.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 07:54 PM (5HBd1)
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Agree. I carry a propane one in my old truck during the winter. Simple, cheap, and dead-nut reliable. I might get stranded, but I won't be cold or hungry.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 08:12 PM (sWM8x)

153 bill in AR, Willow Run, indeed an amazing story. So far only account I've read of Ford's transition effort was in a book on industrial mobilization for the war (think it was "Freedom's Forge", forget the author).

Edsel brought his team to San Diego and, as you said, they were astonished that the Consolidated production process was more "craft" than mass production. They managed to wrangle everything into mass production - obviously - and the story of the Willow Run plant itself is amazing.

I don't have the numbers (is Anna Puma about?), but I'd guess that Willow Run by itself produced more heavy bombers than all the Axis countries combined.

Many acquaintances and people I've met over the years had mothers who'd worked in the Consolidated plants. The last building, just northeast of Lindbergh Field, has been a USN electronics lab HQ for years, and before that was a cruise missile factory. In all those years, only one B-24 crashed in town, on take-off, fresh off the line. Just behind a house on Lytton Street near MCRD and the old NTC, if you're visiting.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:12 PM (OTzUX)

154 Star Trek is on. It's the one where the beam down to a mining planet and get captured by Devo.


Freedom of choice...is what you got. Freedom from choice...is what you want.

Posted by: Mookie at May 11, 2022 08:12 PM (u+Y3T)

155 149 I coughed enough to clear my lungs but seem to have coughed enough to wipe out my voice. And my job is all about talking on the phone. I offered to take more time off, but my boss asked me to just do what I can. Normally it will hold up a couple of hours and people can understand me well enough for me to help. Tonight, I'm getting sound about every other syllable. My chiropractor told me to put a cold pack on my throat, so I'm trying that.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:10 PM (5HBd1)

James Earl Notsothreau?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:13 PM (3NKiY)

156 I coughed enough to clear my lungs but seem to have coughed enough to wipe out my voice. And my job is all about talking on the phone. I offered to take more time off, but my boss asked me to just do what I can. Normally it will hold up a couple of hours and people can understand me well enough for me to help. Tonight, I'm getting sound about every other syllable. My chiropractor told me to put a cold pack on my throat, so I'm trying that.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:10 PM (5HBd1)

Everyone's gonna tell you what works for them. Honey for me.

Posted by: MkY at May 11, 2022 08:13 PM (cPGH3)

157 It felt like I lost my voice November 2020.

Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:13 PM (vrz2I)

158 Well, off to bed. Back to work tomorrow. I'll lurk about at 0300.

'night

https://youtu.be/Cnchea6LHN0

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 11, 2022 08:13 PM (sAmhv)

159 daily crashing


https://www.youtube.com/channel/
UC82qVxC-oEJusvaMlgmVrOw

Posted by: DaveA at May 11, 2022 08:13 PM (FhXTo)

160 She's a Discount Car Show Bikini Model then, with the itty bitty flapjack titties.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 08:13 PM (HsAzN)

161 Night Puddlegum.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:14 PM (3NKiY)

162 The one in my car is actually both butane and propane. I have a big duffel bag that has some cookware, tea stuff and a couple of packaged foods I can heat up. I usually have water in the car too. I packed it up for winter travel, so probably time to go through it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:14 PM (5HBd1)

163 She's a Discount Car Show Bikini Model then, with the itty bitty flapjack titties.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2022 08:13 PM (HsAzN)

...on the itty-bitty-titty committee

Posted by: MkY at May 11, 2022 08:14 PM (cPGH3)

164 From TGP

"Comedian Andy Dick on Wednesday was arrested in Orange County, California for felony sexual battery after allegedly molesting a man."

UMM...

"A male victim who goes by the name “JJ” accused Andy Dick of molesting him while he was asleep in an RV camper."

I hope we still get the Morning Report tomorrow, just sayin'.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 11, 2022 08:15 PM (M9XmQ)

165 >>> Anyone know how long it should take for your voice to recover, after you've lost it? It's been a week and a half.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:02 PM (5HBd1)


Your voice will continue to suffer if you are still experiencing fluid drainage from your sinuses down your throat. Also swollen glands from a cold will keep my voice messed up until I take the steroids that are normally prescribed for that. After you've fixed the issues a week and it should be normal.

Warm liquids like herbal tea with honey and lemon, and gargling with warm salty water can help to shorten the time.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 08:15 PM (0fVbu)

166 "Come ooonnnn...you can take an eagle!
Use the rake.
Posted by: Robert"

Be a man. Use a coat hanger!

Posted by: Birdemic at May 11, 2022 08:15 PM (vrz2I)

167 "A male victim who goes by the name “JJ” accused Andy Dick of molesting him while he was asleep in an RV camper."

I hope we still get the Morning Report tomorrow, just sayin'.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 11, 2022 08:15 PM (M9XmQ)

And on his birthday too.

*shakes head*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (3NKiY)

168 Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:10 PM (5HBd1)

Bummer. When I worked at a call center I got sick and I lost my voice a couple of times. By the end of the day I was l think I was technically screaming everything just to get anything out.

I don't know anything that may help beyond tea or something. I just rested and recovered.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (/B4n/)

169
We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen for exactly the event Twitch stream lady has no idea to deal with.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (/U27+)

170 I do use honey in my tea and I've tried Listerine for a gargle. I guess I just am not going to take calls tonight. I did manage to talk to one of the bosses today.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (5HBd1)

171 This is the episode where Spock finally meets someone who appreciates him for his mind. No, not those guys who stole it.
Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:12 PM (vrz2I)
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So it's not the transcendently awful "Spock's Brain"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

172 47 Ben Had, we did lantana, salvia, lobelias, geraniums, pentas, and other stuff I forget.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

Was it an anatomy class?

Posted by: Javems at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM (AmoqO)

173 The Laginas have dug so deeply on Oak Island that they've awakened a Balrog.
This could be trouble.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM (eGTCV)

174 153 Willow Run was amazing. One snippet brought up was a dogleg added to the plant to avoid crossing a county line. Henry Ford the Senior didn't want any Ford tax money going to the commie dems running that county.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM (lz5hY)

175 Eagles be YUGE!!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM (UUBmN)

176 We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen for exactly the event Twitch stream lady has no idea to deal with.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (/U27+)

Anybody: Does this seem like english but you can't understand the words?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM (3NKiY)

177 79 I can't figure out the Kathy Barnette thing.
Do we have an up or down from ultramorons?
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:53 PM (ySQBZ)


I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 11, 2022 08:18 PM (qH6FZ)

178 169
We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen for exactly the event Twitch stream lady has no idea to deal with.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (/U27+)


Why use a fire extinguisher and make a holy mess when a lid will smother it. Or baking soda. Or salt.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 08:18 PM (9qSw/)

179 Cocaine inhaled through the sinus passages can provide a soothing drip down your throat, numbing the effected area.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 11, 2022 08:18 PM (HqCQE)

180 "Comedian Andy Dick on Wednesday was arrested in Orange County, California for felony sexual battery after allegedly molesting a man."

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Well, he is appropriately named.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at May 11, 2022 08:18 PM (FVME7)

181 "So it's not the transcendently awful "Spock's Brain"?

Spock seems quite taken with the beautiful intellectual who lives in the sky city.

Posted by: Birdemic at May 11, 2022 08:19 PM (vrz2I)

182 UMM...

"A male victim who goes by the name “JJ” accused Andy Dick of molesting him while he was asleep in an RV camper."

I hope we still get the Morning Report tomorrow, just sayin'.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 11, 2022 08:15 PM (M9XmQ)

In some cultures it's considered an honor to be molested by a d list celebrity.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 08:19 PM (/B4n/)

183 I will try the salt water gargle and see how it goes. I'll take more vitamin C tonight too. I really don't think this is Wuflu as I've been taking ivermectin and zinc all along. But it's been really hard to shake it. and we have cool, wet, cloudy weather again which doesn't help.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:19 PM (5HBd1)

184 Oh, this is where Kirk overacts quite splendidly when making the leader DIG!!! for Zeenite.

Posted by: Mookie at May 11, 2022 08:20 PM (u+Y3T)

185 Bummer. When I worked at a call center I got sick and I lost my voice a couple of times. By the end of the day I was l think I was technically screaming everything just to get anything out.

I don't know anything that may help beyond tea or something. I just rested and recovered.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM


I lost my voice once after I got the flu and I literally sounded like Gunny Highway in the heartbreak ridge movie for almost six months. I was beginning to think it was permanent.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 11, 2022 08:20 PM (bVYXr)

186 >>> I can't figure out the Kathy Barnette thing.
Do we have an up or down from ultramorons?
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:53 PM (ySQBZ)

I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 11, 2022 08:18 PM (qH6FZ)


Its a fight between someone that Trump supports and someone that supports Trump. We have gone through much worse in the past few years.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 08:20 PM (0fVbu)

187 We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen for exactly the event Twitch stream lady has no idea to deal with.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (/U27+)

Anybody: Does this seem like english but you can't understand the words?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM


"We have the ability to see what can be, unburdened by what has been, and then to make the possible actually happen."

Posted by: Kamala! 2022! 2024! 2028! David Hogg 2032! at May 11, 2022 08:21 PM (a3Q+t)

188 We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen for exactly the event Twitch stream lady has no idea to deal with.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (/U27+)

Anybody: Does this seem like english but you can't understand the words?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM (3NKiY)

Im thinking of that Bruce Willis line. "I speak two languages. English and Bad English."

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 08:21 PM (/B4n/)

189 I have a recipe for squirrel tacos sent in by one of our Morons, if you're interested.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at May 11, 2022 08:05 PM (aeePL)

LOL, thanks. The brown eagle did retrieve his kill after I went inside.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 11, 2022 08:21 PM (4I/2K)

190 I told my boss I sounded like Gabby Hayes. Fortunately he is old enough to know who I am talking about

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (5HBd1)

191 bill, Henry Ford the Senior was very averse to getting involved in war production, I think it was Edsel who by that time had some influence, and another executive that brought Ford in. There was a famous meeting chaired by Big Bill Knudsen, formerly of GM, after he was appointed the first mobilization chief by FDR in spring 1940, at which all the auto industry bigs sat around one table and said what they could do. It's really an amazing story in itself - something like 20 executives sitting around a table, basically deciding who would do what in the greatest industrial mobilization and war effort in human history.

A different species apparently used to occupy executive offices at major industrial corporations, looking at today's wasteland.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (OTzUX)

192 Hey Eris I meant to tell you that the weedwhacker thing on the book thread came from, as I recall, some survey or magazine article on what people had in their garages. A weedwhacker, or lack of one, was a strong indicator of the owner's particular tastes and inclinations.

Posted by: Birdemic at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (vrz2I)

193 I had to step out for a moment and I' m 100 comments behind. Corsicana has a lot of history.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (KnSot)

194 Once someone mentioned the context, I was able to puzzle it out.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (3NKiY)

195 150 Working in a Coal Mine. Classic. I'm old enough to remember when that version came out.

This is the episode where Spock finally meets someone who appreciates him for his mind. No, not those guys who stole it.
Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:12 PM (vrz2I)
'Don't you know that I been workin' in the coal mine..'

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (0OP+5)

196 193 I had to step out for a moment and I' m 100 comments behind. Corsicana has a lot of history.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (KnSot)

Is a lot of it buried in your back acreage?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (3NKiY)

197 >As mating rituals go this was not a very effective one.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 07:42 PM (0fVbu)

Had to be better than Mr Microphone

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 11, 2022 08:23 PM (+cjJb)

198 I told my boss I sounded like Gabby Hayes. Fortunately he is old enough to know who I am talking about
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (5HBd1)

I don't have laryngitis but I'm very flemish.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 11, 2022 08:23 PM (eGTCV)

199 Its a fight between someone that Trump supports and someone that supports Trump. We have gone through much worse in the past few years.
Posted by: banana Dream

If you think that fight is confusing . . .

This Dude Lost 87 Pounds Exercising Every Day Until Taco Bell Brings Back The Grilled Stuft Nacho

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He'll show them, by God!

https://bit.ly/3w5MZeH

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at May 11, 2022 08:24 PM (FVME7)

200
Anybody: Does this seem like english but you can't understand the words?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM

_________

*thrashes Aetius with walking stick*
Can you understand this?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:24 PM (/U27+)

201 I lost my voice completely in high-school when I had a bad cold but didn't stop rehearsing for a vocal performance. By the time I realized I needed to take a rest it was too late. I was at some fast food place at the counter when I opened my mouth to order and nothing came out. Not even a hoarse voice, just air.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 08:24 PM (0fVbu)

202 Willow Run
Last time I flew into Detroit/Willow Run a couple years back, I noticed all the buildings were finally torn down, nothing but a huge concrete slap.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 11, 2022 08:24 PM (qH6FZ)

203 Dang it off feathered sock

Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:24 PM (vrz2I)

204 Corsicana has a lot of history.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM


And that's just the horse trailer, before you even get a seat at the kitchen table.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 11, 2022 08:25 PM (a3Q+t)

205 Oh yeah the fire extinguisher is last resort/worst case scenario stuff, baking soda and smothering for the win for most likely contingencies. But it's good to have the extinguisher for multiple sigma events.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:25 PM (OTzUX)

206 A smoke-filled room in a corner basement, the situation must be right. A bag of goodies and a bottle of wine we're gonna get it on right tonight...

Posted by: Mookie at May 11, 2022 08:26 PM (u+Y3T)

207 Anybody: Does this seem like english but you can't understand the words?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:17 PM (3NKiY)


I made a post this afternoon that read, after I hit post, like I had suffered a stroke

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 08:26 PM (xhaym)

208 There's a hunger striker whose cause is a menu change at Taco Hell???

I believe this fits squarely into the "First World Problem" category, yes?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:27 PM (OTzUX)

209 Aetius, by some stroke of Fate I have been connected to the founding families here and it is an eye opening experience. You Do Not fuck up.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:27 PM (KnSot)

210 Tucker is stripping the bark off congressional republicans.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2022 08:27 PM (u73oe)

211 >>> What kid wasn't taught to put out grease fires with salt or baking soda?

Puta lid on it. The fire dies of oxygen starvation.

Posted by: fluffy at May 11, 2022 08:28 PM (UnQlg)

212 "Tucker is stripping the bark off congressional republicans."

Man, I thought the food shortages weren't expected to be this bad until the fall, at least.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:28 PM (OTzUX)

213 Biden is giving everyone an example today of what long term meth use does to dementia patients.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 11, 2022 08:29 PM (wb1YC)

214 "A male victim who goes by the name “JJ” accused Andy Dick of molesting him while he was asleep in an RV camper."
I hope we still get the Morning Report tomorrow, just sayin'.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 11, 2022 08:15 PM (M9XmQ)

Dy-No-Mite!

Posted by: JJ Walker, Catheter Salesmen at May 11, 2022 08:29 PM (R/m4+)

215 191 If the balloon ever goes up, a meeting of the captains of industry would be futile nowadays. When asked what they could contribute to the war effort, some would reply with a demand for federal aid in providing men's room tampons. Then we can talk, warmonger.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 08:29 PM (lz5hY)

216 She was never taught Baking Soda!???

"Parents! It's 10PM. Where Are Your Children?"

Prolly "racist" or something. Baking Soda being white (small w) and all.

Baking Soda has a mechanical or physical smothering effect, but there is also some chemical jiggery-pokery involved that retards flame. Something something to do with carbon dioxide, maybe.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 11, 2022 08:29 PM (fPf7z)

217 192 Hey Eris I meant to tell you that the weedwhacker thing on the book thread came from, as I recall, some survey or magazine article on what people had in their garages. A weedwhacker, or lack of one, was a strong indicator of the owner's particular tastes and inclinations.
Posted by: Birdemic at May 11, 2022 08:22 PM (vrz2I)
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Aahhhh, thank you.

I still wonder why the weedwhacker was the tell....

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 08:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

218 If I have to talk a lot to 'people' during the day I usually loose my voice by 2100, which coincidentally is my bedtime.

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 08:29 PM (0OP+5)

219 79 I can't figure out the Kathy Barnette thing.


Do we have an up or down from ultramorons?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 07:53 PM (ySQBZ)

++++

I'm inclined towards Barnette. She looks like a good candidate. Unless Trump takes the effort to explain *why* we should support Oz over Barnette, just his say-so won't do it for me. If it was a race of all sleezes and Trump said one of the sleezes was better than the others, I would probably just trust him. But going for a sleeze instead of a good woman... nah.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 11, 2022 08:30 PM (hVqGz)

220 I guess I wasn't taught that as a kid, because when I dealt with a grease fire as a teenager, I wound up setting a pinata over the sink on fire too. I was smart enough though to then put a lid on the pan and take it outside. Then I went back and got the pinata. No real damage done, but I learned how to deal with grease fires.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:31 PM (5HBd1)

221 Eris, High hummingbird feeding plants. You done good.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:31 PM (KnSot)

222 lowandslow, for at least one approach to Chang-I airport in Singapore, at the very last minute you fly right next to the ruins of the Chang-I POW camp, made famous in "King Rat" by whathisnameforget, who actually was a prisoner there during the war.

I read King Rat. I literally started shortly after take-off from Dulles, continued reading on the looooong flight from Chicago to Tokyo, then the surprisingly long flight to Singapore, finished the book about half hour before landing. Looked out the right side of the plane, saw the site of the camp. That was interesting.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:31 PM (OTzUX)

223 James Clavell.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:32 PM (OTzUX)

224 Baking soda releases carbon dioxide into the fire, killing it. It works for wood fires too, in case you ever get a roaring fire that needs to be damped down a bit.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:32 PM (5HBd1)

225 I don't want to shock you but Biden is completely out of touch with reality.

https://bit.ly/3weyqnS

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at May 11, 2022 08:32 PM (FVME7)

226 Salt > Grease fire

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 11, 2022 08:33 PM (R/m4+)

227 When I was about 9 I decided to pop some popcorn on the stove and it was going pretty good until the corn started popping out of the pan and all over the kitchen and I couldn't find a lid so put a frisbee over it and it melted all over the pan and popcorn and stove and I got in trouble.

Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:33 PM (vrz2I)

228 Notsothoreau, you didn't try to beat the piñata out? There might have been candy inside!

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 08:34 PM (xhaym)

229 bill in AR, yep, exactly my meaning.

And last I checked, pinatas were not recommended to suppress grease fires.

But I don't keep up with all the new guidance.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:34 PM (OTzUX)

230 Surely I'm not the only Gen X kid who had to make a kitchen fire kit in elementary school that consisted of a coffee can full of baking soda with a paper label that I colored in, taped to the side?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 11, 2022 08:34 PM (+cjJb)

231 Before the Catastrophe Cafe
—Ace

Out of the silver light, the past came softly calling
And I remember the times we spent
Inside the Catastrophe Cafe

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 11, 2022 08:34 PM (yrol0)

232 I have found a weird thing. During lock downs, if I talked for an extended period (especially speaking voice) I would quickly start coughing. Getting some cardio back in seems to have taken care of the issue, but it seems strange.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 11, 2022 08:34 PM (3NKiY)

233 Church Militant-the conservative RC site/-had an interesting article comparing Biden to President James Buchanan.

https://tinyurl.com/3m6an7e5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 11, 2022 08:35 PM (FiJzH)

234 Alligator pick up lines?
"Hey, honey, you're a smoke show, and that's no croc!"

Yeah, I got nuthin.

Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate at May 11, 2022 08:35 PM (gOdCV)

235 Bribe'em in HIS administration asking what the Repub's plan to stop inflation? Spit.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:35 PM (KnSot)

236 Nope, I just let things burn, sitting next to the swimming pool. I'm sure my mom wasn't happy with me.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:35 PM (5HBd1)

237 221 Eris, High hummingbird feeding plants. You done good.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:31 PM (KnSot)
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We definitely wanted to attract butterflies and bees.

One surprise was a potted ornamental cabbage whose bolted yellow flowers attracted a hummingbird!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 08:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

238 "I still wonder why the weedwhacker was the tell...."

The Metrosexuals hire someone to do the yard. And wifey too I suppose.

Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:35 PM (vrz2I)

239 James Clavell > James Cromwell

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at May 11, 2022 08:36 PM (FVME7)

240 227 When I was about 9 I decided to pop some popcorn on the stove and it was going pretty good until the corn started popping out of the pan and all over the kitchen and I couldn't find a lid so put a frisbee over it and it melted all over the pan and popcorn and stove and I got in trouble.
Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:33 PM (vrz2I)
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LOLOLOLOL

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 08:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

241 Chuck Norris just stares hard at a kitchen grease fire and it decides to go out on its own.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 11, 2022 08:37 PM (4I/2K)

242 I avoid any hearing or viewing of the vile vegetable (Biden), so if the latest pathetic break-down or public display of mental/physiological disability is really worth seeing, please explain somebody.

I saw him for decades up close before physiological decline, have had more than enough of his smarmy nasty idiocy.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:38 PM (OTzUX)

243 The DOJ has to be torn down. It has become a completely corrupt institution.

Take a couple minutes and look what the FBI has been doing to parents who are upset by what has been going on in public schools.

https://tinyurl.com/3rw66627

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 08:38 PM (ZLI7S)

244 Ben Had, before you spit too hard, recall the GOP's fiscal recklessness - a key factor creating the inflation - has been almost indistinguishably less than the Dems' in recent years.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:39 PM (OTzUX)

245 240 227 When I was about 9 I decided to pop some popcorn on the stove and it was going pretty good until the corn started popping out of the pan and all over the kitchen and I couldn't find a lid so put a frisbee over it and it melted all over the pan and popcorn and stove and I got in trouble.
Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:33 PM (vrz2I)
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LOLOLOLOL
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 08:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

So my cousins GD did melted green apple candy. She melted it in a bowl that melted also. She dropped it and burned her leg with 3rd degree burns.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 11, 2022 08:39 PM (yrol0)

246 Spock seems quite taken with the beautiful intellectual who lives in the sky city.
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I recall reading she's holding that dress up on her own with no tape-in-the-bra to help.

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 11, 2022 08:40 PM (Jtln5)

247 Eris, I am loathe to get rid of the milkweed plants here because I have the most beautiful Monarch butterflies feeding on them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:40 PM (KnSot)

248 I'll actually check out that link, because I feel like reinforcing my unstated conclusions on some things, but somebody mentioned an actual FBI whistleblower (finally) - is the fruit of that guy/gal's revelations?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:40 PM (OTzUX)

249 No hummingbirds around here so far. On a SW trip, I was staying at a little desert motel in AZ, absolutely infested with the little critters. Sitting outside, drinking coffee or whatever, they would hover and feed off some sort of desert plants lining the walkways. Very relaxing, almost mesmerizing to watch.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 08:41 PM (lz5hY)

250 Melted sugar or many other food items are horrific burning agents, have only had small spatters, yikes. Like molten metal.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:42 PM (OTzUX)

251 if the latest pathetic break-down or public display of mental/physiological disability is really worth seeing, please explain somebody.

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Shouting at who knows who he can't believe that in America there are food shortages. Is there nothing those Ultra MAGAs won't do?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at May 11, 2022 08:42 PM (FVME7)

252 rhomboid, agreed, A pox on both sides of the House and both Houses.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:42 PM (KnSot)

253 Anonosaurus, gracias.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:43 PM (OTzUX)

254 People say I'm weird about fire extinguishers. I have one in every room, mounted next to the light switch. (Correction: I don't have one in the bathroom.)

And there should be a rule about cooking: When you get out a frying pan, get out the lid for it also.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 08:44 PM (sWM8x)

255 Rangers trying to stay alive. All tied up 3-3 at the end of the second.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 11, 2022 08:45 PM (VhE0u)

256 >>> The DOJ has to be torn down. It has become a completely corrupt institution.

Take a couple minutes and look what the FBI has been doing to parents who are upset by what has been going on in public schools.

https://tinyurl.com/3rw66627
Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 08:38 PM (ZLI7S)


First reply promoted to the top is "maybe they shouldn't have threatened anybody", second is "sometimes terrorists have kids". Musk isn't going to be able to fix any of that. A bunch of smug elitists that would have everyone here lined up and shot is not going to be fixed.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 08:45 PM (0fVbu)

257 Hen fights off a hawk to protect her chicks. I think everything turns out okay.

*

What bullsj*t. That hawk literally risks it's own safety and ability to fly and grasp prey each and every time makes a calculation and takes the risk involved as it tries to get enough calories to survive for one more day.

But everything turned out okay.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 08:45 PM (kS0Hr)

258 Hummingbirds a constant here, two varieties, but mostly Anna's, others generally stay further from the coast. Only one sighting of a western oriole this spring so far (juvenile male, colors weren't stark/strong - mature ones have beautiful bright yellow/jet black colors) - those idiots ignored the oriole feeder I used to have and always try to feed from the hummingbird feeder. Some years a pair will nest here so we'll see the beautiful male now and then (and you can see him 200 feet away in a tree, thanks to his markings).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:46 PM (OTzUX)

259 Worked with a girl who was deep frying something and walked away for just enough time for 2 of her kids to pull the pot over on top of themselves. Kids scarred for life, she never could forgive herself.

Posted by: dartist at May 11, 2022 08:48 PM (+ya+t)

260 Looked out the right side of the plane, saw the site of the camp. That was interesting.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:31 PM (OTzUX)


One of the perks of being a pilot is the history of our airports. I would say 30% of them are old WWII military bases. Even in the mid-west. Just a few if been into in the Midwest, Ottumwa, IA; Rantoul, IL; Forbes Field, Willow Run of course and many others. A lot of history in those places. Damn near every airport in FL was a WWII base.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 11, 2022 08:48 PM (qH6FZ)

261 230 Surely I'm not the only Gen X kid who had to make a kitchen fire kit in elementary school that consisted of a coffee can full of baking soda with a paper label that I colored in, taped to the side?
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen -

No. You are not


Posted by: nurse ratched at May 11, 2022 08:49 PM (U2p+3)

262 258 Rhomboid, the hummingbirds I watched in AZ were a variety of color. Here in the AR river valley the predominate ones seem to be an almost day glo green. What would those be?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 08:50 PM (lz5hY)

263 258 Hummingbirds a constant here, two varieties, but mostly Anna's, others generally stay further from the coast. Only one sighting of a western oriole this spring so far (juvenile male, colors weren't stark/strong - mature ones have beautiful bright yellow/jet black colors) - those idiots ignored the oriole feeder I used to have and always try to feed from the hummingbird feeder. Some years a pair will nest here so we'll see the beautiful male now and then (and you can see him 200 feet away in a tree, thanks to his markings).
Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:46 PM (OTzUX)
Mrs. E had an oriole feeder her in ETEX, a complicated affair involving an orange sliced in half and a shotglass full of grape jelly. I said 'Dang, are these birds Lutherans or something?'

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 08:50 PM (0OP+5)

264 lowandslow, exactly. The "footprint" of WWII installations nation-wide was mind-boggling. Of course most are long gone. But many of the aviation facilities remained to become airports, large and small.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:51 PM (OTzUX)

265 nurse!!!! so close.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:51 PM (KnSot)

266 >>Rangers trying to stay alive. All tied up 3-3 at the end of the second.

That was the first period I've seen the Rangers show some urgency since game 1.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 08:52 PM (ZLI7S)

267 Sorry bill in AR, I don't know my birds, just know Anna's is the variety that lives here near the coast, and we see constantly (year round).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:52 PM (OTzUX)

268 261 230 Surely I'm not the only Gen X kid who had to make a kitchen fire kit in elementary school that consisted of a coffee can full of baking soda with a paper label that I colored in, taped to the side?
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen -


Nope.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 08:52 PM (aIbh3)

269 Well, I managed to make myself understood enough on that call, and she had already fixed the problem so it was short.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:54 PM (5HBd1)

270
Do we have an Energy secretary? Anyone ask them about the impending diesel shortage? Or will trains and semis have to use sails?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:54 PM (/U27+)

271 Came home late one night to my first apartment. Starving, I decided to heat up a pot of meatballs that I had in the fridge. Promptly fell asleep and woke up to the apartment full of smoke. Threw open the window and put the smoking pot on the fire escape, cleared the smoke and went to bed.

Forgot all about the pot until days later when I noticed it on the fire escape. Figured I'd try to clean it and see if it could be salvaged. Opened it up in the kitchen and a swarm of flies filled the room. I was like something from a horror movie. Looked inside the pot and it was crawling with maggots.

Slammed the cover back on and taped the pot closed with duct tape. Opened up all the windows in the apartment hoping all the flies would just leave, and went down to the street. Threw the whole pot into one of the city garbage cans on the corner.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 11, 2022 08:55 PM (VhE0u)

272 Tom Selleck

Posted by: Gonzotx at May 11, 2022 08:55 PM (t4poC)

273 'Grits. Grits is real scaldin' hot.'
- A. Green

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 08:56 PM (0OP+5)

274 >>>What kid wasn't taught to put out grease fires with salt or baking soda?

>Two demerits on the mancard for the guy who lets his little hottie destroy his steak inside the home on a stove.

Dude, your job is to grill steaks outside with fire.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 11, 2022 08:56 PM (aeMRC)

275 Notsothoreau, I hope you feel better soon

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 11, 2022 08:56 PM (kf6Ak)

276 Do we have an Energy secretary? Anyone ask them about the impending diesel shortage? Or will trains and semis have to use sails?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:54 PM (/U27+)

1) who knows
2) no
3) they don’t give a fuck

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 08:56 PM (aIbh3)

277 257 Hen fights off a hawk to protect her chicks.
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Some birds are courageous as hell. I always particularly admired Killdeers (we called them "Killdees.") They nest on the ground and if you ever walk near a nest the mother will feign a broken wing and flop around on the ground to draw attention away from the babies. Courageous as hell.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 08:57 PM (sWM8x)

278 I avoid twatters comments, always have (actually the good and therefore obscure people on things like C19 often had real substantive commenters and back/forth, but that was probably unusual). But jeebus. The actually delusional degree of misinformation, and the f***ing obsessive Ukraine stuff. 100% chance these people 1) couldn't find Ukraine on a map on Feb. 23, 2) reflexively and idiotically opposed every US military action for the last 30 years without knowing/thinking a thing about them, 3) to save their lives couldn't discuss the facts or merits of the situation to the extent of one coherent sentence.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 08:57 PM (OTzUX)

279 The "footprint" of WWII installations nation-wide was mind-boggling. Of course most are long gone.
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International Harvester near here made plane engines in WWII. Buddy worked there 30 years making Fords. Huge cool old place that just closed recently.

Posted by: dartist at May 11, 2022 08:57 PM (+ya+t)

280 "Tom Selleck
Posted by: Gonzotx"

Alice Cooper

Posted by: fd at May 11, 2022 08:58 PM (vrz2I)

281 I feel pretty good. I just can't shake the last of this. I should enjoy being able to slack, but I'd really just like to be able to work.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 08:58 PM (5HBd1)

282 And there should be a rule about cooking: When you get out a frying pan, get out the lid for it also.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 08:44 PM (sWM8x)

Yeah, you're weird.
My wife is the kitchen arsonist. I've never set anything on fire, and never even set off the smoke alarms doing blackened whatever.
She can trigger them boiling eggs.

Posted by: MkY at May 11, 2022 08:58 PM (cPGH3)

283 Harumph. We were just taught not to burn shit down.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 11, 2022 08:58 PM (KFhLj)

284 247 Eris, I am loathe to get rid of the milkweed plants here because I have the most beautiful Monarch butterflies feeding on them.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:40 PM (KnSot)
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We have pollinator societies that plant milkweed. When I was a wee lassie there were monarchs everywhere because we lived in the sticks and milkweed was abundant.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 08:59 PM (Dc2NZ)

285 As a teen, I once knocked over a skillet and splattered hot oil on my thigh. Still have the scar.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 11, 2022 08:59 PM (kf6Ak)

286 That was the first period I've seen the Rangers show some urgency since game 1.
~~~~~

I haven't watched the whole thing, just popping in and out and following the score. One of my little cousins played for the Rangers "whatever you call the minors in hockey." Never made it to the big time but he was damn good.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 11, 2022 09:01 PM (VhE0u)

287 268 261 230 Surely I'm not the only Gen X kid who had to make a kitchen fire kit in elementary school that consisted of a coffee can full of baking soda with a paper label that I colored in, taped to the side?
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen -


Nope.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 08:52 PM (aIbh3)

Missed the point. She who has a really nice Ass should not HAVE to put out a fire.

That's what us MEN are for.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2022 09:01 PM (oHd/0)

288
Eris, I am loathe to get rid of the milkweed plants here because I have the most beautiful Monarch butterflies feeding on them.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2022 08:40 PM (KnSot)

__________

We planted a lot of milkweed last year and now we have quite a bit in the garden. But it's been so windy here recently that we've seen comparatively few butterflies.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 09:01 PM (/U27+)

289 'One more time, Hunter. The pain and stain stays mainly in Ukraine. Use your throat muscles.'
-Doctor Jill-little

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 09:01 PM (0OP+5)

290 Gas price report. Last fillup was 4/24 at 4.649 a gallon (I use the mid range). Today was 4.949 a gallon. The pump had a sticker that said there was a limit of $125 on debit cards, but it looks like they bumped it up to $150 as I went just a bit over $125. Good thing I don't drive much.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 09:02 PM (5HBd1)

291 A Twitch streamer? WTH is it?

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 11, 2022 09:03 PM (sVtYq)

292 We're getting close to somebody saying they fell backward into a vat of toxic waste and became a supervillain.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 09:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

293 >>The "footprint" of WWII installations nation-wide was mind-boggling. Of course most are long gone.

Rhode Island in general and Narragansett Bay in particular had huge number of military installations in WWII. My town alone had 4 different installations 2 of which are now parks and 2 more are being cleaned up to be made into parks.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 09:03 PM (ZLI7S)

294 International Harvester near here made plane engines in WWII. Buddy worked there 30 years making Fords. Huge cool old place that just closed recently.
Posted by: dartist at May 11, 2022 08:57 PM (+ya+t)

It's a shame to see some of those old building go but what can you do. Like the Willow Run buildings, they were just to big to do anything with.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 11, 2022 09:03 PM (qH6FZ)

295 285 As a teen, I once knocked over a skillet and splattered hot oil on my thigh. Still have the scar.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 11, 2022 08:59 PM (kf6Ak)


You know the rule.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:04 PM (9qSw/)

296 I did manage to scorch a pan of carrots last week. I usually set a timer on my phone but forgot to do that. And it was an interesting program on climbing K2. It wasn't too awful and I used citric acid to clear out the pan.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 09:04 PM (5HBd1)

297 Rhode Island in general and Narragansett Bay in particular had huge number of military installations in WWII. My town alone had 4 different installations 2 of which are now parks and 2 more are being cleaned up to be made into parks.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 09:03 PM (ZLI7S)

Los Angelas was once at the FRONT of building US airliners... due to the amount of skilled labor they had from building planes in WW2.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2022 09:06 PM (oHd/0)

298 Woo hoo!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 11, 2022 09:07 PM (VhE0u)

299 Maybe you can beat the train.

He coulda! Now, he'll never know.

Posted by: t-bird at May 11, 2022 09:08 PM (vyAx2)

300 298 Woo hoo!
Posted by: IrishEi at May 11, 2022 09:07 PM (VhE0u)


Someone found the schnapps

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:08 PM (9qSw/)

301 We're getting close to somebody saying they fell backward into a vat of toxic waste and became a supervillain.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 09:03 PM (Dc2NZ)


. . . My Great-Great-Grandfather drowned in a vat of whisky . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 09:08 PM (xhaym)

302 296 I did manage to scorch a pan of carrots last week. I usually set a timer on my phone but forgot to do that. And it was an interesting program on climbing K2. It wasn't too awful and I used citric acid to clear out the pan.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 09:04 PM (5HBd1)
No Blackened Carrot Chili recipe, eh?

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 09:08 PM (0OP+5)

303 Rangers back on top in must win game. and oooohhh 4 on1 they don't get a goal. No pass was not good.

Anywho, enjoying all these close series while the Avs rest up.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 11, 2022 09:09 PM (lgeFv)

304 Interesting observation. Just drove from Central Calif, to Denver and back.

All the road construction? In every other states driving through, I could see Men working.... except Calif.

Every construction zone I drove through... some of which were downright dangerous... not a single person working even MID DAY... on week days.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2022 09:09 PM (oHd/0)

305 https://tinyurl.com/2p9hrrbk

Another Clinton insider dies young. Oh the heartache those Clintons must feel... they've known 50X the number of folks who've died young than I.

Posted by: MkY at May 11, 2022 09:11 PM (cPGH3)

306 Done the eagle hold.
Bald eagles are big. Golden eagles are huge.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 11, 2022 09:11 PM (H4qIP)

307 >>Los Angelas was once at the FRONT of building US airliners... due to the amount of skilled labor they had from building planes in WW2.

Mostly Navy around here. A lot of development and production of torpedos and submarine related equipment. For years afterward Raytheon operated their submarine electronics division over next to the Navy base in Newport. Narragansett Bay itself was used as a torpedo test range and they are still pulling old test units out of the water.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 09:12 PM (ZLI7S)

308 Lucky there wasn't a moron advising the fire chick. They would have thought it was funny to tell her to pour water on her grease fire. Just like they advise people to copy on word and cut and paste it to the comment.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:12 PM (eCqFY)

309 Someone found the schnapps
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:08 PM (9qSw/)
~~~~~

Hahaha. Rangers are up 4-3. Penguins are leading the series 3 games to 1 so this is a must-win game.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 11, 2022 09:13 PM (VhE0u)

310 We need more parks. *hic*

Posted by: Suburban Wine Moms at May 11, 2022 09:13 PM (Xrfse)

311 WW2's The Commonwealth Air Training Plan...
https://tinyurl.com/2p98t3f9

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 11, 2022 09:13 PM (Jtln5)

312 308 Lucky there wasn't a moron advising the fire chick. They would have thought it was funny to tell her to pour water on her grease fire. Just like they advise people to copy on word and cut and paste it to the comment.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:12 PM (eCqFY

Nah, I would have told her to quickly undress as grease fires only ignite clothing.

Hurry! Hurry! Now the bra.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:14 PM (9qSw/)

313 Things are getting chippy.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 09:14 PM (aIbh3)

314 When I were a wee lad...very, very wee...I pulled a hot pan down on me nose. It apparently had this long cord dangling off the handle which was how I pulled it off the stove.

Anyway, no real damage except I had to get a few stitches on the bridge of my nose. Mom didn't take me to the hospital, just called a doctor friend over to do it. He was, I'm told, drunk as a skunk.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 09:14 PM (wNcOn)

315 Got an e-mail from the DFW Fiber Fest, which will be held in September this year. (They skipped 2020 and 2021.)

Their classes require proof of vax, and masks are urged for the vendor floor.

This is an event that I've attended for years and must admit spent money at in drunk-sailor-in-port amounts.
Not sure if I want to bother with it, if that's going to be the case. The e-mail was quite "we are family and we must keep the family safe".

Tl,Dr: the Left ruins everything.

Posted by: sal at May 11, 2022 09:15 PM (bJKUl)

316 Bath Iron Works

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:15 PM (eCqFY)

317 Ironically, my own house which I live in to this day was won in a probate sale in which the widow lady who lived here before us had set the entire kitchen on fire, which was a grease fire.
The nephew stepped in and put her in a home.
I did all the rehab work myself, but that was a long time ago.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 11, 2022 09:15 PM (jTmQV)

318 Babylon Bee: Starving American Babies Disguise Selves As Ukrainian Soldiers In Hopes Of Getting $40 Billion In Federal Aid

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik [DHS Verdict: MDM] at May 11, 2022 09:15 PM (DTX3h)

319 Few have any idea what an enormous aviation production complex surrounded what is now LAX. Factories from El Segundo east to Inglewood, both sides of the runways. At one point, under the amazing "camouflage" of fake houses and trees on a gigantic system of tarps covering everything. And of course Lockheed was up in Burbank.

Reason LA was the first 24-hour city in the west. Restaurants, donut shops, stores. Three shifts. Up into the 1970s/80s you could get in traffic jams in the middle of the night on the 405, as the aerospace sector hummed along at Cold War highs.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 09:16 PM (OTzUX)

320 Court: California's under-21 gun sales ban unconstitutional
https://t.co/DzM5ONlJ0x

A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California's ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional.

In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the law violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and a San Diego judge should have blocked what it called "an almost total ban on semiautomatic centerfire rifles" for young adults. "America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army," Judge Ryan Nelson wrote. "Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms."

The Firearms Policy Coalition, which brought the case, said the ruling makes it optimistic age-based gun bans will be overturned in other courts.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 11, 2022 09:16 PM (MFZ8i)

321
Another Clinton insider dies young. Oh the heartache those Clintons must feel... they've known 50X the number of folks who've died young than I.
Posted by: MkY at May 11, 2022 09:11 PM (cPGH3)

__________

I'd like to eavesdrop on that conversation

St. Peter: And what did you do with the gifts God gave you?
Middleton: I was a bagman for the Clintons.
St. Peter (pulls lever): Going down!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 09:16 PM (/U27+)

322 Irish Ei that's hilarious! Had a similar thing happen to me many years ago. My room mate and I had made a pot of stew. Left in on the stove with the cover on for days. Holy hell.. the smell was awful. We threw the whole thing away, pot and all.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2022 09:16 PM (nxdel)

323 318 Babylon Bee: Starving American Babies Disguise Selves As Ukrainian Soldiers In Hopes Of Getting $40 Billion In Federal Aid
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik [DHS Verdict: MDM] at May 11, 2022 09:15 PM (DTX3h


Sniper shot

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:16 PM (9qSw/)

324 Someone really should bring back the International Harvester name. Our fridge when I was a kid was an International Harvester. My parents eventually gave it to my aunt and uncle when they got married. They used it for years, eventually consigning it to garage duty. I was well into my 50's when they finally gave it to a thrift store.

The International Harvester pick-up was a heavy duty beast of a truck. For many years it held the record for the heaviest road vehicle sold for non-commercial use in the US. It was pretty common to see them around when I was a kid. I've often thought that if I ever hit on the lottery, I'll get one and refurbish it.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 09:18 PM (sWM8x)

325 That bald eagle video is amazing. What beautiful regal creatures. Only time I've seen one up close was of all places the Albuquerque zoo. They had two of them and they were massive. I couldn't stop looking at them. Speaking of which... ABQ bound next Tuesday! Can't wait to see my daughter, grandkids and great grandbabies!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2022 09:18 PM (nxdel)

326 "Los Angelas was once at the FRONT of building US airliners... due to the amount of skilled labor they had from building planes in WW2."


Douglas out of KLAX, Lockheed out of Burbank, Howard Hughes made his helicopters and experimental stuff out of his own huge airport in Culver City, etc., etc.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 11, 2022 09:19 PM (qH6FZ)

327 Whoever named the bald eagle missed the mark.

Bad Ass MotherFucking Big Bird would have been better.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:20 PM (9qSw/)

328 Yeah, I don't think I'll attend anything that is insisting on vaxes and masks. It's over. And if they want to pretend otherwise, they'll do it without my help.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 09:20 PM (5HBd1)

329 In Sitka AK there is a place called the Raptor Center if I recall.
All they do is tend to wounded critters, some get shot, hit by cars, electrocuted, etc. They fix them all.
They give tours, lectures, etc.
They will bring out eagles, hawks, whatever they have.
It was an unforgettable trip.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 11, 2022 09:21 PM (jTmQV)

330 Whoever named the bald eagle missed the mark.

Bad Ass MotherFucking Big Bird would have been better.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:20 PM (9qSw/)

And to think the Turkey almost became our National Bird .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:21 PM (eCqFY)

331 Jack up there was where the Ordnance Division *didn't* test the Mark VII (?) before the war, right? And I imagine there's lots of interesting stuff found wherever they dredge.

In San Diego years ago, they dredged more of the harbor to accommodate the Nimitz-class carriers, or to accommodate more of them anyway. Initial plan was to use some of the spoil to on north county beaches, which were being washed away by weather at the time. Well.

Aside from the automatic "huh?" at using harbor soil (often very contaminated with heavy metals), another problem developed. I think there were a few incidents of "clang!" as the dredge vaccuums brought up bombs and torpedoes from WWII. One can only imagine the amount of ordnance that fell overboard here in that period, when the harbor was one of the biggest Navy bases in the world.

I believe the sand was barged out to deep water and dumped.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 09:21 PM (OTzUX)

332 I like that they call the penalty for a hockey fight "roughing". LOL

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 11, 2022 09:21 PM (lgeFv)

333 Okay I don't know how close but that it was proposed by Benjamin Franklin.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:21 PM (eCqFY)

334 This story is a bit old but it's a bald eagle eating someone's housecat.

https://tinyurl.com/y69vppkz

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 09:24 PM (wNcOn)

335 lowandslow, I forgot about Douglas down in Long Beach, shameful as a deceased in-law-of sorts worked in the factories there during the war. The number of military aircraft produced in the greater LA area during the war is staggering.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 09:25 PM (OTzUX)

336 I had a similar kitchen fire a few weeks ago. I just grabbed my oven mitt and took the flaming pan outside. The worst part was waiting for the fire alarms to quit.

Posted by: Theodore at May 11, 2022 09:26 PM (GJnvT)

337 OH, I thought maybe that was Romney's car!

Posted by: Bonnie Blue - no longer playing the game at May 11, 2022 09:27 PM (9qiMu)

338 Actually Guy, "roughing" is its own penalty, but refs have discretion to call that in situations where an out/out fight doesn't occur. It pretty much covers all after the whistle and egregious other fouls that don't fit under another category.

One of my favorite penalties, when announced in French (so I guess just Montreal now, in the NHL) - "le rudesse". Fighting is good too - "le combat".

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2022 09:27 PM (OTzUX)

339 Okay I don't know how close but that it was proposed by Benjamin Franklin.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:21 PM (eCqFY)

Oh, I'm that case it wasn't even close. Ole Ben had a sense of humor that operated in dimensions mere mortals could never comprehend.

Although one of his jokes did become official policy in Daylight Savings Time.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 09:27 PM (wNcOn)

340 Evening Horde!

Was just watching the latest Dr Strange movie. They stopped it about halfway through as we are now under a tornado watch.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 11, 2022 09:27 PM (3Aeai)

341 Dude is unhinged! smh

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@RichardGrenell
She's called for banning a religion in America.

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6:09 PM · May 11, 2022

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 11, 2022 09:27 PM (MFZ8i)

342 Can't wait to see my daughter, grandkids and great grandbabies!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2022 09:18 PM (nxdel)
~~~~~

That sounds wonderful. Have a great time!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 11, 2022 09:28 PM (VhE0u)

343 Someone really should bring back the International Harvester name.
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My grandfather had their version of a station wagon. A beast.

Posted by: dartist at May 11, 2022 09:29 PM (+ya+t)

344 One thing I always do is get a pot boiling over that has pasta in it. There's probably a well known way to keep that from happening but I don't know what it is. It can happen in a second.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:29 PM (0fVbu)

345 Good job, Malkin.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 09:30 PM (aIbh3)

346 I grew up watching Hockey Night in Canada. I don't really like hockey, but I knew from a young age that Don Cherry (as an announcer) was an absolute animal. I loved watching him.

Posted by: 496 at May 11, 2022 09:30 PM (U1eOr)

347 Leftist scum showed themselves to be truly disgusting today

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 11, 2022 09:31 PM (Irn0L)

348 I seem to recall that laying a wooden spoon across the top of the pot is supposed to keep it from boiling over, but I've never tried it.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 11, 2022 09:32 PM (3Aeai)

349 340 Evening Horde!

Was just watching the latest Dr Strange movie. They stopped it about halfway through as we are now under a tornado watch.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 11, 2022 09:27 PM (3Aeai)

Dr. Strange sure knows how to make an entrance!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2022 09:32 PM (r46W7)

350 >>> Leftist scum showed themselves to be truly disgusting today
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 11, 2022 09:31 PM (Irn0L)


This being a day ending in "y"?

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:32 PM (0fVbu)

351 One thing I always do is get a pot boiling over that has pasta in it. There's probably a well known way to keep that from happening but I don't know what it is. It can happen in a second.
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Fasta Pasta!

Posted by: dartist at May 11, 2022 09:32 PM (+ya+t)

352 344 One thing I always do is get a pot boiling over that has pasta in it. There's probably a well known way to keep that from happening but I don't know what it is. It can happen in a second.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:29 PM (0fVbu)

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Leave the lid off when actually cooking the pasta.

Posted by: 496 at May 11, 2022 09:33 PM (U1eOr)

353 My grandfather had their version of a station wagon. A beast.
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Yeah, they were fantastic. Farmers around here used to buy IH pickups for work and station wagons for their families. They lasted forever.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 09:33 PM (sWM8x)

354 344 One thing I always do is get a pot boiling over that has pasta in it. There's probably a well known way to keep that from happening but I don't know what it is. It can happen in a second.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:29 PM (0fVbu)

do you cover it? Usually doesn't do that unless there's a lid on it. Otherwise it just means you need a bigger pot.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2022 09:33 PM (r46W7)

355 That was a most Excellent pier crash!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 07:40 PM (Dc2NZ)

Would have been better if it was Piers Morgan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 11, 2022 09:34 PM (hbzSN)

356 It's my understanding that the International Harvester trucks were a bitch to work on. They used parts from different manufacturers, sort of like Kenmore would do. So you'd have to try and get a knowledgeable parts guy to get the right part.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 09:35 PM (5HBd1)

357 One thing I always do is get a pot boiling over that has pasta in it. There's probably a well known way to keep that from happening but I don't know what it is. It can happen in a second.-----

Turn the heat down once it starts boiling. Also I assume you don't add salt to your water.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:36 PM (eCqFY)

358 I have a hummingbird feeder in back, haven't seen any hummingbirds but saw it got drained over the last 3 days. Went out to examine it, turns out a nearby beehive discovered it and has spent all day for the last 3 days draining the free sugar there rather than doing the jobs they're supposed to be doing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2022 09:37 PM (r46W7)

359 Ok, I'll help you put the fire out, but first...

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2022 09:37 PM (u73oe)

360 I'm looking at some of this George Natsioulis guy's work. Very nice, definitely an artist with a camera.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:37 PM (0fVbu)

361 One thing I always do is get a pot boiling over that has pasta in it. There's probably a well known way to keep that from happening but I don't know what it is. It can happen in a second.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:29 PM (0fVbu)


Try using a larger pot

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 09:38 PM (xhaym)

362 International Harvester TravelAll.

Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 09:38 PM (0OP+5)

363 You can get hummingbird feeders that bees can't drain. Mine has a grill over the feeder part that the birds can get through. Also has a water trap up top to stop the ants.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 11, 2022 09:39 PM (5HBd1)

364 I'm sure somebody beat me to this, but in the Quick Hits, the video of Psucky licking her lips, I think that confirms that she is not human. Lizard something? I'd say Lizard Woman but I don't want to misgender her.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at May 11, 2022 09:39 PM (BjGT6)

365 >>> Turn the heat down once it starts boiling. Also I assume you don't add salt to your water.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:36 PM (eCqFY)

I turn the heat down but the boxes always read "add salt". I do just a pinch and a drop of olive oil. Maybe I'll try without the salt.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:40 PM (0fVbu)

366 356 It's my understanding that the International Harvester trucks were a bitch to work on.
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Quite possible. I think one reason IH was so popular around here is due to one particular excellent dealer. He had a service department that farmers were really loyal to.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 09:40 PM (sWM8x)

367 Had a grease fire in the kitchen once. Dumped baking soda on it and then shut off the burner.

Cleaned that up and got rolled tacos for dinner instead.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 11, 2022 09:40 PM (SchxB)

368 Bath Iron Works

*

I read a book about that not too long ago. Very interesting even though I know nothing about the specific topic of shipbuilding and just have a bit of knowledge of some things from reading WWII books.

Two things I remember: getting a large ship into the water is an extremely complicated, extremely dangerous, extremely mathematical, and extremely luck filled occasion.

There is a center of gravity, but also a center of buoyancy. I never knew that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:40 PM (kS0Hr)

369 of course you could also bring the pot to a boil and then add the pasta, that way you can monitor it boiling instead of trying to monitor it when it is slightly luke-warm an then get bored and go do something else important.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 09:41 PM (xhaym)

370 Anyone want to buy an NFT of Madonna in the nude?

https://instapundit.com/519757/

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 09:41 PM (eb+mE)

371 One thing I always do is get a pot boiling over that has pasta in it. {...}
Posted by: banana Dream

Try using a larger pot
Posted by: Kindltot


Try not eating carbs ...

Posted by: Adriane the Helpful GAINZZ Critic ... at May 11, 2022 09:42 PM (okV1R)

372 GOAL!

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2022 09:43 PM (ZLI7S)

373 One of the maddest moments I've ever seen from my better half was when she caught a pan on fire and I calmly took out a cigarette and lit it off of the flames.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:43 PM (kS0Hr)

374 is that NFT Madonna from 1988 or Madonna from 2020?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 11, 2022 09:43 PM (xhaym)

375 362 International Harvester TravelAll.
Posted by: Eromero at May 11, 2022 09:38 PM (0OP+5)
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Oh man. Years ago a guy at work offered a TravelAll to me for $600. I drove it and it ran great. Have I mentioned that I'm an idiot?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 11, 2022 09:44 PM (sWM8x)

376 Bah.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 09:44 PM (aIbh3)

377 Handmaid's Tale is at Justice Amy Coney Barrett's home.
4:30 PM · May 11, 2022
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 11, 2022 08:00 PM (MFZ8i)

Light the pilots on the flame throwers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 11, 2022 09:44 PM (hbzSN)

378 Try not eating carbs ...
Posted by: Adriane the Helpful GAINZZ Critic ... at May 11, 2022 09:42 PM (okV1R)

You need a few carbs to keep from murdering everyone around you

Want some cake?

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 09:44 PM (eb+mE)

379 One thing I always do is get a pot boiling over that has pasta in it. There's probably a well known way to keep that from happening but I don't know what it is.

Wooden spoon across the top.


You have to salt the water. Boils at a higher temperature. Not salting makes outside mushy.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 09:44 PM (ySQBZ)

380 Handmaid's Tale is at Justice Amy Coney Barrett's home.

*

As another moron wisely pointed out, the SCOTUS bought the ticket when they decided no one had standing in the 2020 election.

Enjoy the ride.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:45 PM (kS0Hr)

381 Turn the heat down by 1/3rd after the rolling boil begins again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:46 PM (kS0Hr)

382 I turn the heat down but the boxes always read "add salt". I do just a pinch and a drop of olive oil. Maybe I'll try without the salt.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:40 PM (0fVb

Actually it's the starch that causes the boiling over. If you ever use a wooden spoon to stir the skeddi you will note that the starchy bubbles will immediately go down. Some people lay their wooden spoon across the pot and say it stops the over flow. I've never tried it . I just turn down the heat to a slow boil and stir.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:47 PM (eCqFY)

383 I'm guessing it's 2022 Madonna.

Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 09:47 PM (eb+mE)

384 When are these Handmaids gonna make me a sammich. If they are gonna cosplay, they need to make it real.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 11, 2022 09:47 PM (lgeFv)

385 Pre rinse your noodles helps, too. Same with rice.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:49 PM (kS0Hr)

386 What's the old saying about a watched pot?

Posted by: dartist at May 11, 2022 09:49 PM (+ya+t)

387 Hannity (I know) had Oz on (I know) - Is Barnette good or bad? I've had a lot going on this week and haven't read enough to tell.

Posted by: Cindy C at May 11, 2022 09:49 PM (EVIuY)

388 And it should be salted to sea water saltiness. Pinch won't do. But sounds like you're using too small a pot.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 09:49 PM (ySQBZ)

389 346 I grew up watching Hockey Night in Canada. I don't really like hockey, but I knew from a young age that Don Cherry (as an announcer) was an absolute animal. I loved watching him.
Posted by: 496 at May 11, 2022 09:30 PM (U1eOr)
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Is there a museum with mannikins wearing all his outrageous jackets? Cuz there should be.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 11, 2022 09:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

390 Hannity says she has rayciss tweets (I know)

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 11, 2022 09:50 PM (ySQBZ)

391 383 I'm guessing it's 2022 Madonna.
Posted by: Robert at May 11, 2022 09:47 PM (eb+mE)


She can't handle being ignored. Vanity has completely eaten her soul.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:50 PM (9qSw/)

392 >>> Actually it's the starch that causes the boiling over. If you ever use a wooden spoon to stir the skeddi you will note that the starchy bubbles will immediately go down. Some people lay their wooden spoon across the pot and say it stops the over flow. I've never tried it . I just turn down the heat to a slow boil and stir.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 11, 2022 09:47 PM (eCqFY)


OK thats the second wood spoon suggestion so I'll have to try that. I knew people here would know something.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:50 PM (0fVbu)

393 Water doesn't have to stay boiling to cook pasta. Get it boiling. Dump in pasta. Return to boil, lower heat to medium.

And stir your sauce!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:51 PM (9qSw/)

394 We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen for exactly the event Twitch stream lady has no idea to deal with.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2022 08:16 PM (/U27+)

She could have just stuck the burning fry pan in the oven. Would at least confine the fire.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 11, 2022 09:51 PM (hbzSN)

395 Re: Bath Iron Works

I was offered a programmer job there working on Aegis cruisers. I turned it down as I had my fill of New England. Probably should have taken it but the cold war had just ended. So I figured defense cuts and low man on the pole gets laid off and it was time to move on to my next adventure on the other side of the continent.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 11, 2022 09:51 PM (M+rpe)

396 OK thats the second wood spoon suggestion so I'll have to try that. I knew people here would know something.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2022 09:50 PM (0fVbu

Salt also decreases the foam in a badly drawn beer.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:52 PM (9qSw/)

397 Hannity (I know) had Oz on (I know) - Is Barnette good or bad

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Barnette is a normal woman who served in the military.

Oz believes vets should have their firearms taken away without crime or trial via red flag laws, and is arguably one of the pioneers of the child abuse that is chemical castration and puberty blockers for mentally ill children whose parents want attention.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:52 PM (kS0Hr)

398 There's also this metal disc (looks kind like. Tuna can lid) that you put into the bottom of the pot, and it's supposed to prevent boil overs.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 11, 2022 09:53 PM (94IUd)

399 I wish I lived in PA so I could not vote for the QuackADoodle

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2022 09:53 PM (9qSw/)

400 Water doesn't have to stay boiling to cook pasta. Get it boiling. Dump in pasta. Return to boil, lower heat to medium.

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(fistbump)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:53 PM (kS0Hr)

401

NOOD the ONT is!

Posted by: Zettai at May 11, 2022 09:54 PM (hKlEp)

402 Nood

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2022 09:55 PM (aIbh3)

403 >>>Turn the heat down by 1/3rd after the rolling boil begins
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This ^^^ is math. Math is not permitted on this site.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 11, 2022 09:55 PM (VhE0u)

404 Hahaha

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:56 PM (kS0Hr)

405 Thank you, Moron Robbie. That is where my instincts are going.

Posted by: Cindy C at May 11, 2022 09:56 PM (EVIuY)

406 I think the name of that book was "The Yard"

Worth a read if you see it at the library.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:57 PM (kS0Hr)

407 Thank you, Moron Robbie. That is where my instincts are going.
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Yeah, it's pretty creepy to see him on his TV show explaining to the Oprah audience and other wine moms how to help their 6 year old kids "transition"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump did in 2 years what Biden had promised for 40 at May 11, 2022 09:59 PM (kS0Hr)

408 258 Rhomboid, the hummingbirds I watched in AZ were a variety of color. Here in the AR river valley the predominate ones seem to be an almost day glo green. What would those be?
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 11, 2022 08:50 PM (lz5hY)

I saw ruby-throated hummingbirds in AZ last month.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 11, 2022 10:01 PM (hbzSN)

409 I seem to recall that laying a wooden spoon across the top of the pot is supposed to keep it from boiling over, but I've never tried it.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 11, 2022 09:32 PM (3Aeai)

Probably willowed, but a little butter will stop a pasta pot from boiling over. Oil on troubled waters, yannow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 11, 2022 10:12 PM (Ayjbg)

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