Vice Is Again Looking to Cut Costs and Hoping for a New Buyer to Keep It Afloat

Via Clownfish TV, this report from The Information states that Vice will be mounting a new round of cost-cutting to try to stretch out its solvency while it searches for some sucker to buy it.

Vice does not make money. It will never make money. It just wants a series of Sugar Daddies willing to pump money into it forever to keep its overpaid, underperforming staff paid.


Vice Media is looking to cut costs and had brought in consultancy AlixPartners in recent weeks to help review its business as it explores a sale of its studio arm or the entire company, according to people familiar with the situation.

The New York-based media company is slowing down hiring and cutting other costs to attain positive cash flow and generate $25 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization this year, the people said. Vice is projecting revenue to rise to over $700 million in 2022, up from around $680 million last year, the people said. Its studio arm, which is one of the assets it is potentially looking to offload, makes up nearly one-third of that revenue.

Vice's cost cutting comes as all media companies are seeing a decline in advertising revenue amidst market uncertainty. Last week, Snap warned that its second-quarter revenue and profits would fall short of its earlier projections due to faster deterioration in the economy than it had anticipated.

But Vice, which operates a news division, a digital business that includes Refinery 29, and the Virtue ad agency, has unique challenges in that it has been under pressure from investors, including private equity company TPG, to repay $1.1 billion in debt it owes.

Oh no, not another round of layoffs at Vice...!

The article says that they can only estimate what Vice is worth. They guess it's worth, maybe, "at least one billion." (And they owe $1.1 billion in debt?)

It was valued at $5.7 billion just a few years ago.

Clownfish TV points out that many of these media and tech company start-ups had a business model of getting a huge pile of venture capital money, running the company for a few years while pretending it might turn a profit in the near future, and then finding a sucker they could then sell the company too for a lot of money, leaving them holding the bag on a company that would probably always lose money.

And these companies have relied on very low interest rates, and very cheap money, to remain afloat. Because they never, ever made money, and have run at a loss every single quarte, they have required periodic infusions of fresh "investments" from venture capital firms or other investors to keep them afloat.

And investors have been willing to play along, because until now, money have been very, very cheap. You can always get another loan to refresh your old one.

But now the era of cheap money is ending. Interest rates are going to keep on climbing, and loans are going to become more and more expensive.

Few are going to want to keep shoveling stacks of cash into the Money Furnaces of failing tech/media companies that were stupid ideas even in 2017 and are just preposterous now.

This Business Insider article is written in such a strident way that it loses credibility, but I do think it's probably a lot more right than wrong: All of the tech/media companies that have been kept alive only by a steady IV drip of fresh infusions of "investment" money -- really, new subsidies -- are about to have the plug pulled on them and be allowed to die.

'Lots of companies are going to get vaporized': The tech titans of Silicon Valley are in serious trouble -- and they're going to take the rest of the stock market down with them


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[N]ow these vaunted tech geniuses are watching their empires crumble in the face of changing economic winds. Interest rates are rising from historic lows, and it's become clear that a wide array of tech companies -- from the most lionized to the most ridiculous -- cannot survive without easy money. Silicon Valley's inability to weather this inevitable shift is both a disappointment and a wonder. We've seen a tech bubble expand and pop before, bridging the end of the 1990s and the start of the 2000s, but what makes this time so different is the sheer scale of the destruction this will leave in its wake.

Jim Chanos, founder of Kynikos Associates, made a name for his short-selling firm by calling out the excesses of the last tech boom, earning him a forever spot in the Wall Street pantheon of "people who saw it coming." This time around, he told me, the companies that could crumble are even bigger -- and they make up a bigger slice of the economy.

"Our typical short in early 2000 was a $2 billion to $3 billion company that was going away. This go-round it's a $20 billion to $30 billion company. That's why we call this the dot-com era on steroids," Chanos said. "I think lots of companies are going to get vaporized. A lot of them are going to go to zero."

For the past couple decades, Silicon Valley's luminaries told us that money was just fuel for their innovation. What the market is showing us now -- as once seemingly stable businesses degenerate -- is that money was also the engine, the captain, and the destination. In the next few years, many of the hottest tech innovations of this market cycle will simply disappear. Consider this an extinction-level event.

Among the pieces of evidence the article amasses for a coming correction: The major tech investment firm SoftBank has announced that it will cut its investments in startups in half.

The biggest Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator is advising its portfolio founders to "prepare for the worst:"

Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley kingmaker, is advising its portfolio founders to "plan for the worst" as startups across the globe scramble to navigate a sharp reversal after a 13-year bull run.

And a many other tech investors are preparing "Black Swan" memos also warning of possible wipeouts in the sector.

Below, Ryan Long plays the role of a Vice reporter begging and pleading for a White Knight investor to come along and pour more money into the failing Vice. He tries to sell investors on this proposition by bragging about all the great articles Vice has published -- real articles, note. Ryan Long isn't making these up. These are real Vice articles.

He starts off with a specialty of Vice -- articles insisting that straight men routinely engage in all sorts of gay behaviors and gay sex.

Semi-Related: Target warns that its profit will drop, as it is forced to cancel orders and offer discounts to clear out current unwanted inventory.


Just weeks after reporting weaker than expected profits, retailer aims to discount or cancel orders for products like patio furniture and small appliances, restock with in-demand goods

Target Corp. warned its profit would drop because it needs to cancel orders with vendors and offer discounts to clear out unwanted goods, the latest sign of the sudden mismatch between supply and demand inside America's stores.

Big retailers benefited over the past two years from the pandemic rush to buy patio furniture, laptops and home decor, as shoppers were buoyed by savings and government stimulus checks. Now many of those same stores are grappling with a swift reversal of buying behavior, with consumers spending less on goods in favor of services and necessities such as food and fuel.

I'm sure their Chest Binder for Kids (TM) sales are going through the roof, though.

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1 Vice can never prosper...

Posted by: gdgm+ at June 07, 2022 04:25 PM (k6jXd)

2 Called the others in the thread below.

Posted by: gdgm+ at June 07, 2022 04:27 PM (k6jXd)

3 People are putting fuel and groceries on credit cards when they don't have enough in the bank to get to the end of the month.

Why in the world would they spend money on streaming, or cable, or online games in that scenario? Anything discretionary is out the window.

These analysts are anything but.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:27 PM (lTGtQ)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 07, 2022 04:27 PM (arJlL)

5 Didn't Joe Biden just tell us that except for Elon's company everyone else is hiring and having the best year ever?

Posted by: Seems Legit at June 07, 2022 04:28 PM (DcKNO)

6 let it burn

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 07, 2022 04:28 PM (XvPQV)

7 Advertising revenue declines are usually the first sign of a recession. It's the thing most companies cut back on first.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 07, 2022 04:28 PM (UuD2k)

8 Here is my offer:

Nothing.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 07, 2022 04:29 PM (llON8)

9 Hardly turn on my TV, that's probably why the power supply died

Posted by: Skip at June 07, 2022 04:29 PM (2JoB8)

10 Why in the world would they spend money on streaming, or cable, or online games in that scenario? Anything discretionary is out the window.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:27 PM (lTGtQ)


I actually saw an article a couple of days ago that said despite inflation, some crazy percentage of people are planning some kind of vacation this summer. I don't get it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 07, 2022 04:29 PM (DRSnL)

11 I mean, fatuous boring stupidity isn't technically a vice, is it?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 07, 2022 04:30 PM (6FeV1)

12 I also don't believe Vice had earnings of $680 million.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 07, 2022 04:30 PM (XvPQV)

13 Vice hates people like you and me. And vice versa.

Posted by: 496 at June 07, 2022 04:30 PM (VJsqe)

14 12 I also don't believe Vice had earnings of $680 million.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 07, 2022 04:30 PM (XvPQV)

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That's a lot of money from NGOs and national governments to push insantiy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 07, 2022 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

15 >>>[N]ow these vaunted tech geniuses are watching their empires crumble in the face of changing economic winds. Interest rates are rising from historic lows, and it's become clear that a wide array of tech companies -- from the most lionized to the most ridiculous -- cannot survive without easy money.

F them. They voted for this.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 04:31 PM (nByzo)

16 So ... good, I guess.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 07, 2022 04:31 PM (Iaj3u)

17 It only gets worse from here. Not only is the VC money drying up, but so is the consumer market. There's a lot of YOLO going on but pretty soon that party will end. It's also going to hit the service sector as the majority of people tap out their credit (which is at an all time high). There's an economic storm brewing thanks to Democrats absolute abuse of our currency, debt, industries and the people.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 07, 2022 04:31 PM (VF4WI)

18 Why in the world would they spend money on streaming, or cable, or online games in that scenario? Anything discretionary is out the window.

These analysts are anything but.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:27 PM (lTGtQ)

Sadly, the opposite is true.

"Well, screw it, I already got a balance, might as well throw netfux on there too and enjoy my shitty life for at least a little bit."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 07, 2022 04:31 PM (6FeV1)

19
Why don't they report on, you know, actual vice?

A "Tranny Hookers in Chains" documentary would be ratings gold, Jerry! Gold!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 07, 2022 04:31 PM (nn2AO)

20 HA! As it happens, the only piece of William Congreve I can quote off the top of my head:

VICE is a monster of such frightful mien,
that to be hated, needs but be seen.
But seen too oft, familiar with her face,
First we endure, then pity, then embrace.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 07, 2022 04:33 PM (906pl)

21 Exxon's PE ratio was 6 when I added in 2020. The stock has more than doubled, in fact nearly tripled.

Meanwhile, Amazon's PE ratio is 60 now, after it had a big fall. And Amazon at least sells some grocery items, unlike all of the other totally discretionary tech stocks.

All of tech is overvalued, based on cheap money and absurd projections. Tech also has an outsized effect on the S&P500 based on these extreme over valuations. Get ready for more pain.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:33 PM (lTGtQ)

22 >>Clownfish TV points out that many of these media and tech company start-ups had a business model of getting a huge pile of venture capital money, running the company for a few years while pretending it might turn a profit in the near future, and then finding a sucker they could then sell the company too for a lot of money, leaving them holding the bag on a company that would probably always lose money.


Sounds like the story of how Marc Cuban became a billionaire.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 07, 2022 04:33 PM (MBHif)

23 Vice can never prosper...
Posted by: gdgm+
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Amen.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 07, 2022 04:33 PM (qtwVU)

24 Hard to believe seeing how Vice caters to hipster doofuses who smoke lots of weed. Plenty of them around.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (+P3MD)

25 ...and then finding a sucker they could then sell the company too for a lot of money, leaving them holding the bag on a company that would probably always lose money.


This is what happens when Due Dilligence is being accomplished by woke idiots who all drank the same woke koolaide at their B School.

When I teach a Business class, I always begin with one question: Why are we hear?
Answer: To learn how to generate a Profit!

The fear in their eyes for saying the "P" word is palpable.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (anj39)

26 Repay $1.1 billion in debt? Nah.

Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (v0R5T)

27 21 Meanwhile, Amazon's PE ratio is 60 now, after it had a big fall. And Amazon at least sells some grocery items, unlike all of the other totally discretionary tech stocks.

All of tech is overvalued, based on cheap money and absurd projections. Tech also has an outsized effect on the S&P500 based on these extreme over valuations. Get ready for more pain.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:33 PM (lTGtQ)

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Most of Amazon's money is through AWS including its government contracts for cloud services.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (LvTSG)

28 You know, living in a country under Divine Judgment SUCKS

Posted by: Jmel at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (bVhJi)

29 That's a lot of money from NGOs and national governments to push insantiy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 07, 2022 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

I sincerely would love to see their balance sheet. Who is paying for Vice content, how much are they paying, what is Vice spending money on, etc.

Consume advertising can't be paying their bills.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (XvPQV)

30 Why don't they report on, you know, actual vice?

A "Tranny Hookers in Chains" documentary would be ratings gold, Jerry! Gold!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 07, 2022 04:31 PM (nn2AO)

I thought that was kind of what they started as. Basically every other special was fucking about in southeast asia with ladybois and pretending they were edgelords for doing it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (6FeV1)

31 So Gaven McInnes is the smart one?

Posted by: Puddinhead at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (LQjWA)

32 I just noticed that Amazon split 20:1 this month.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (Iaj3u)

33 Hopefully the "unwanted goods" at Target include chest binders.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (Wg1SU)

34 Called the others in the thread below.
Posted by: gdgm+ at June 07, 2022 04:27 PM (k6jXd)
.......

They're still playing with their chickens.

Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (v0R5T)

35 28 You know, living in a country under Divine Judgment SUCKS
Posted by: Jmel at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (bVhJi)

Just ask a Moabite.

Oh.... nevermind.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (6FeV1)

36 I actually saw an article a couple of days ago that said despite inflation, some crazy percentage of people are planning some kind of vacation this summer. I don't get it.

At the rate things are going I will be lucky to take one next year. Just visiting my daughter in ABQ this year cost me well over $2000. It was nothing fancy trust me. The house rental was ridiculous.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (nxdel)

37 If AOC, Omar, Pressley, and Talib read the articles would they be considered the Vice Squad?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (fmt/2)

38 25 When I teach a Business class, I always begin with one question: Why are we hear?
Answer: To learn how to generate a Profit!

The fear in their eyes for saying the "P" word is palpable.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 07, 2022 04:34 PM (anj39)

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So, I watched one of Wes Craven's worst movies last night (Chiller), and there's a scene where the soulless man brought back from the dead suddenly made CEO of a corporation is chastising his VP of marketing for all the money they spend on charitable works.

"All the other major corporations do it," she said. Not, "We've done the analysis that shows that the goodwill does actually lead to greater profits than we invest in the charitable works."

I was actually cheering on the bad guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 07, 2022 04:36 PM (LvTSG)

39 37 If AOC, Omar, Pressley, and Talib read the articles would they be considered the Vice Squad?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (fmt/2)

No, the Vice Squad are the people who would take over if all those groin idiots up and died one day.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 07, 2022 04:37 PM (6FeV1)

40 To: Vice Staff
From: ZOD
Re: Vice Right-Sizing Initiative

My purchase of your newsletter is complete. On Monday, half of you will volunteer for beheading, or all of you will be beheaded. The remaining capitated staffers will don sackcloth, obtain wooden gruel-bowls and Chinamen straw hats, and report for canal duty. For the greater glory.

That is all.

Z

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:37 PM (Q/6pY)

41 Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:33 PM (lTGtQ)

I recently bought a meteorological coal company, AMR, bc it's P/E ration was <5 and it's last earnings report was stellar.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 07, 2022 04:37 PM (UuD2k)

42 40 For the greater glory.

That is all.

Z
Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:37 PM (Q/6pY)

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The greater glory...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 07, 2022 04:37 PM (LvTSG)

43 @36
I booked a condo for vacation this summer back in January when the Bidenflation was somewhat less bad.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at June 07, 2022 04:37 PM (Wg1SU)

44 I just noticed that Amazon split 20:1 this month.

Posted by: G'rump928(c)





And it is still priced at 60 times its annual earnings.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:38 PM (lTGtQ)

45 I would suggest covers with large breasted women being manhandled by SS NAZIs. This always sells.

Posted by: Puddinhead at June 07, 2022 04:38 PM (LQjWA)

46 > Meanwhile, Amazon's PE ratio is 60 now, after it had a big fall.

Amazon's insane practice of putting everything that claims to be X in the same bin, regardless of the provenance, has caused people to start to regard Amazon with the same suspicion as people do of eBay.

For loads of electronics devices, it's worth the cost increase to simply order from the manufacturer and be guaranteed you're not getting an aliExpress special.

Plenty of people still roll the dice, but I've noticed a big trend among my friends and family not to expect genuine parts when ordering from Amazon.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 07, 2022 04:38 PM (eyxn4)

47 Sorry to go OT, but I just saw that our property has been reassessed. It increased by $120,500. That is going to be an insane increase in property taxes.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 07, 2022 04:39 PM (DRSnL)

48 The business of America is business.

Posted by: Archer at June 07, 2022 04:39 PM (gmo/4)

49 Ffs, metallurgical coal, not metrological coal. Stupid spell check.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 07, 2022 04:39 PM (UuD2k)

50 Vice was worth $6 billion in the same way if I put my used bed sheets on ebay for $6 billion. They find a banker who's in on the grift to give them a completely inflated evaluation (and many times the bank get % of the money raised) and then get investors to give them that money, since those investors are using other people's money and get a yearly % no matter if they make or lose money. It's all a scam.

Vice is basically just A&E light now, where they play reruns of tomb hunters or some shit.

Posted by: Rbastid at June 07, 2022 04:40 PM (ij5at)

51 Ace, in your second paragraph, you could replace Vice with The Dispatch, Bulwark and probably NR in the near future. They all fit.

Posted by: Moonbeam at June 07, 2022 04:40 PM (rbKZ6)

52 If it all come crashing down, there is always coal in the ground

Posted by: Skip at June 07, 2022 04:40 PM (2JoB8)

53 I would suggest covers with large breasted women being manhandled by SS NAZIs. This always sells.

Posted by: Puddinhead at June 07, 2022 04:38 PM (LQjWA)

I am taking up a collection. We will be purchasing Vice and turning it into National Lampoon 2, Electric Blogaloo.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 04:40 PM (nByzo)

54 When your most valuable asset is a gross of condoms, this could be a warning.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 07, 2022 04:40 PM (BP3/z)

55 They're still playing with their chickens.
Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (v0R5T)

Well as long as they're not still choking their chickens, talk is cheep!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 07, 2022 04:40 PM (l7p9i)

56 ...is slowing down hiring and cutting other costs to attain positive cash flow and generate $25 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization this year, the people said. Vice is projecting revenue to rise to over $700 million in 2022,


AYFKM!!??
$700 million in revenue and they struggle to make $25 in positive cash flow?
I can fix this right now.
Line up everyone in the C-Suites...fire every other one.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 07, 2022 04:40 PM (anj39)

57 Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:37 PM


*wipes away a single tear*

That was beautiful, man. Mutated, but beautiful.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 07, 2022 04:41 PM (fAN3y)

58
Black swan?

Pull the other one, fellas - it jingles. I've been predicting this implosion for five years, and I'm frankly surprised it took this long. I figured it for maybe 2020. When Uber has a market cap greater than the Ford motor company, you *know* things in SV are off the beam and ridiculously overvalued. Had to happen.

Calling a pop in the tech sector bubble a "black swan" is just startup founders and their credulous VCs saying "who could have EVER predicted that our bullshit was bullshit?! It's CRAAAAZY!

ps please believe us next time."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 04:41 PM (xPIwr)

59 Vice is projecting revenue to rise to over $700 million in 2022, up from around $680 million last year, the people said.

Wow. Talk about a bubble. I don't get it.

Posted by: golfman at June 07, 2022 04:41 PM (hOMhY)

60 I booked a condo for vacation this summer back in January when the Bidenflation was somewhat less bad.

I booked mine last year. I have 4 other people staying there and we need at least a 3 bedroom.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 07, 2022 04:41 PM (nxdel)

61 and cigarette butts.

Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 04:41 PM (v0R5T)

62 Vice - "We need money!"


Everyone else - "F*ck you!! Pay me!!"

Posted by: Tonypete at June 07, 2022 04:41 PM (Msys3)

63 Ffs, metallurgical coal, not metrological coal. Stupid spell check.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 07, 2022 04:39 PM (UuD2k)


I knew you meant something else. I was just wondering what it was -- LOL.

Posted by: Archer at June 07, 2022 04:42 PM (gmo/4)

64 Vice could change to a non-profit corporation.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 07, 2022 04:42 PM (UuD2k)

65 This is what you get when the Fed offers money at interest rates below 1%.

Why not play the shell game? Doesn't cost anything to do it with someone else's money.

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 04:42 PM (A14qe)

66 64 Vice could change to a non-profit corporation.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 07, 2022 04:42 PM (UuD2k)

That's what got us INTO this mess!

Posted by: Vice at June 07, 2022 04:42 PM (6FeV1)

67 Vice is projecting revenue to rise to over $700 million in 2022, up from around $680 million last year, the people said.

I don't believe these numbers.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 07, 2022 04:42 PM (ppBhU)

68 How much of our dominant leftist culture is dependent on easy money stemming from the Fed's artificially low interest rates?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 07, 2022 04:42 PM (LvTSG)

69 I lost my Twitter account in the first purge of users telling laid off journalist to "Learn to Code."

It was worth it.

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Venus at June 07, 2022 04:43 PM (YVBLw)

70 I have never looked at Vice Media; I'm only familiar with the name.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 07, 2022 04:43 PM (l7p9i)

71 Why can't they just *identify* as profitable?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 07, 2022 04:43 PM (llON8)

72 I spy the UPS truck trundling down the road heading towards our delivery box. Santa is sending us a case of M855. Better get after it. bbl.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (fmt/2)

73 I have never looked at Vice Media; I'm only familiar with the name.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 07, 2022 04:43 PM (l7p9i)


Hell. I thought it was a Pron channel.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (anj39)

74 That lying sack of shit Zillow, tells me our house, the one we bought new in 2015 for $440,000 is today worth $750,500. BS!



Posted by: Archer at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (gmo/4)

75 "Now many of those same stores are grappling with a swift reversal of buying behavior, with consumers spending less on goods in favor of services and necessities such as food and fuel."

People aren't paying attention to our latest Five Year Plan!

Posted by: The Democrat Party at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (XIJ/X)

76 3.5% EBITDA is nothing to brag about. Certainly not investment worthy.

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (c2gl4)

77 "Vice is projecting revenue to rise to over $700 million in 2022, up from around $680 million last year, the people said."

During a year with over 8% inflation, Vice increased revenues by almost 3%.
We should buy into that!, said no one.

Posted by: Wally at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (FJYfm)

78 My purchase of your newsletter is complete. On Monday, half of you will volunteer for beheading, or all of you will be beheaded. The remaining capitated staffers will don sackcloth, obtain wooden gruel-bowls and Chinamen straw hats, and report for canal duty. For the greater glory.
That is all.
Z
Posted by: ZOD

You forgot the 'Pray I do not alter my offer further' part.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 07, 2022 04:45 PM (Msys3)

79 78 You forgot the 'Pray I do not alter my offer further' part.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 07, 2022 04:45 PM (Msys3)

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It's assumed he will alter it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 07, 2022 04:45 PM (LvTSG)

80 74 That lying sack of shit Zillow, tells me our house, the one we bought new in 2015 for $440,000 is today worth $750,500. BS!



Posted by: Archer at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (gmo/4)


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Around here, (Florida) that's about right.

Posted by: Seems Legit at June 07, 2022 04:45 PM (DcKNO)

81 Sounds like a great acquisition opportunity for CNN+.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 07, 2022 04:45 PM (sQ6GQ)

82 Maybe Salem will buy it and merge them with Hot Air. Call it Hot Vice.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 07, 2022 04:45 PM (2VFj8)

83 Having investors dump money into those sites was a virtue signal of it's own kind.

Posted by: Blanco at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (Ytx3s)

84 C..alling a pop in the tech sector bubble a "black swan" is just startup founders and their credulous VCs saying "who could have EVER predicted that our bullshit was bullshit?! It's CRAAAAZY! Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 04:41 PM (xPIwr)

There used to be a great discussion board called "Fucked Company" that chronicled the ass-backward IT industry right after 2000; Wikipedia describes it as a "dot-com dead pool." Reston, Va. and parts west of DC couldn't build high-speed HQs fast enough...and then there were lots and lots of beautiful steel and glass tombstones to stupid speculation. Zod interviewed for two (here's looking at you, Biopay.com and equalfooting.com). Good times.

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (Q/6pY)

85 82 Maybe Salem will buy it and merge them with Hot Air. Call it Hot Vice.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 07, 2022 04:45 PM (2VFj

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heh

Posted by: Seems Legit at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (DcKNO)

86 Even though these companies have no viable business model, if I was a wealthy conservative, I would snatch them up.

It's funny because wealthy liberals understand this, there's a reason people like Jobs widow bought the Atlantic or Bezos buys the Washington Post, and on and on with examples.

Conservatives seem to think its just about writing some big checks for TV ads for Republicans during a few months of election season. Democrats see the bigger picture of owning media outlets.

Posted by: Blago at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (PwNLq)

87 All of this seems pretty awful but look on the bright side...

No mean tweets!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)

88 "He starts off with a specialty of Vice -- articles insisting that straight men routinely engage in all sorts of gay behaviors and gay sex."

Okay, I admit it. I saw the new Top Gun.

Posted by: Biergood at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (FQWHA)

89 Hell. I thought it was a Pron channel.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (anj39)

LOL. I think a pron channel probably has to eschew any suggestion that's it's creepy or questionable. "Freedom" would probably be a more useful description. Not accurate, just more inviting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (l7p9i)

90 Yeah, when interest rates rise and money is not cheap, people will look harder at these startups needing money, and investors want more assurances that these ventures will actually make a profit.

Imagine that!

Dumbasses.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (ufFY8)

91 I have watched Vice a couple of times just to see what they offer. They offer worthless bullshit designed to appeal to man bun wearing stoner metrosexuals.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 04:47 PM (QSjkU)

92 To make a profit a company must produce a product that customers want to pay money for.
Yep, they failed.

Posted by: Eromero at June 07, 2022 04:47 PM (0OP+5)

93 $5.7 Billion? For Vice? Really?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (08ncd)

94 Consumers have maxxed out their credit cards, or they see the looming rise in APR and the non transitory nature of inflation, and they will stop shopping at upscale Walmart.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (2VFj8)

95 I recently bought a meteorological coal company

It's raining carbon!

Posted by: spindrift at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (h5TKJ)

96 Lil' Tranny Chest Binders Half Off!

Posted by: Target Marketing at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (sWM8x)

97
there were lots and lots of beautiful steel and glass tombstones to stupid speculation.

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Heh. I used to work in one. Lucent Technologies built one right before they went Tango Uniform. Some property developer bought it and leased us the first floor. Also, that building was a shiny piece of shit where everything constantly broke.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (xPIwr)

98 Eventually you run out of other people's money.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (Iaj3u)

99 > $700 million in revenue and they struggle to make $25 in positive cash flow?

Looks like Vice just moved into four or five floors at a swanky building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I wonder how much that costs per month. Half a million?

brownstoner.com/tag/dock-72/

Posted by: bonhomme at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (eyxn4)

100 is today worth $750,500. BS!



Posted by: Archer at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (gmo/4)

Not totally incorrect.


Biden dollars.

Posted by: golfman at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (hOMhY)

101 My property taxes are ALREADY almost $5k a year. This is going to add at least another thousand.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 07, 2022 04:49 PM (DRSnL)

102 I'm so old I remember Gavin McInnes leaving Vice because his partners were buckling to the pressure of the advertisers to tone things down. And now it's this.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 07, 2022 04:49 PM (qH6FZ)

103 That lying sack of shit Zillow, tells me our house, the one we bought new in 2015 for $440,000 is today worth $750,500. BS!

Posted by: Archer at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (gmo/4)
........

They're saying mine, bought in 2000 for $270,000 is now worth over $1 million.
Cha-ching!

Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 04:49 PM (v0R5T)

104 Vice isn't worth a buck fitty. Its a dead business model that only was propped up by gullible investors. The original concept was fine, but they went... a very stupid direction.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 07, 2022 04:49 PM (KZzsI)

105  I have watched Vice a couple of times just to see what they offer. They offer worthless bullshit designed to appeal to man bun wearing stoner metrosexuals
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At one time they actually had some good documentaries. I used to use their pieces on the Donetsk People's Republic and on ISIS when I was teaching Intel analysis.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 07, 2022 04:49 PM (PTYFM)

106 My purchase of your newsletter is complete. On Monday, half of you will volunteer for beheading, or all of you will be beheaded. The remaining capitated staffers will don sackcloth, obtain wooden gruel-bowls and Chinamen straw hats, and report for canal duty. For the greater glory.
That is all.
Z
Posted by: ZOD


Your terms are acceptable

Posted by: Future Coding Candidates at June 07, 2022 04:49 PM (WF/xn)

107 Target doesn't sell the stuff I need anymore. Remodeled stores have huge home goods sections and massive amounts of organic deodorant and conflict-free razors or whatever, though.

Posted by: Xander Crews at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (MpOGS)

108 And yet, the trend of random, anonymous charity solicitation seems stronger than ever. When gas is over $5, John and Jane aren't going to be funding the "Books For Cats" campaign.

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (Q/6pY)

109 Lucent Technologies built one right before they went Tango Uniform. Some property developer bought it and leased us the first floor. Also, that building was a shiny piece of shit where everything constantly broke.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022


***
I remember radio spots for Lucent back in about 1980. What happened to them?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (txdEq)

110 74 That lying sack of shit Zillow, tells me our house, the one we bought new in 2015 for $440,000 is today worth $750,500. BS!
Posted by: Archer at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM

That’s happened here in the Raleigh/Durham area. Prices have nearly doubled since I moved back here in 2018. I keep thinking I should have bought something then.

Posted by: Moonbeam at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (rbKZ6)

111 I just saw on YouTube that a MacArthur sermon was removed because he was preaching a sermon from Romans about how God judges a nation. Homosexuality was the target.

Posted by: Jmel at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (bVhJi)

112 Vice doth never prosper, what's the reason?
For if it prosper, then it would be Reason.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (aaGzp)

113 I am unsure about this new hash

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (WF/xn)

114 "Money Furnaces", LOL, ace !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 07, 2022 04:51 PM (Bt/a+)

115 Is the President of Vice also the Vice President?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 07, 2022 04:51 PM (rzOL9)

116 I could be wrong, but it seems that many years ago Vice was doing actual journalism and documentaries. I recall watching some of their reports from various African countries about serious issues. Then they devolved into ultra-left click-bait.

Posted by: PabloD at June 07, 2022 04:51 PM (EjI5U)

117 These are many of the companies that Elon Musk said must go out of business because they are a capital drain on the economy. Sooner the better.

Posted by: Agitator at June 07, 2022 04:51 PM (8Avx7)

118 Now many of those same stores are grappling with a swift reversal of buying behavior, with consumers spending less on goods in favor of services and necessities such as food and fuel.

Plus, Target went all in on tranny bathrooms a few years back and some people still remember that and avoid the joint like the plague.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 07, 2022 04:51 PM (KZzsI)

119 I could be wrong, but it seems that many years ago Vice was doing actual journalism and documentaries.

Gavin McInnes created VICE and it was a solid business then. When he left, they got stupidz0r

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 07, 2022 04:52 PM (KZzsI)

120 And yet, the trend of random, anonymous charity solicitation seems stronger than ever. When gas is over $5, John and Jane aren't going to be funding the "Books For Cats" campaign.
Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM


Hats, for bats.

Posted by: Pedro Cerrano at June 07, 2022 04:52 PM (hOAT3)

121 All these "New Media" enterprises started with the assumption that they would be rolling in advertising revenue, but Facebook and Google have been quite efficient in grabbing most of the Internet advertising revenue, leaving very little for anyone else.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2022 04:52 PM (I2/tG)

122 These are many of the companies that Elon Musk said must go out of business because they are a capital drain on the economy. Sooner the better.



Whoa.

Posted by: The Kettle at June 07, 2022 04:52 PM (Iaj3u)

123 111 I just saw on YouTube that a MacArthur sermon was removed because he was preaching a sermon from Romans about how God judges a nation. Homosexuality was the target.
Posted by: Jmel at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (bVhJi)

McArthur preaches the Bible, and from what I read, God ain't down with faggotry.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 04:52 PM (QSjkU)

124 Vice isn't worth a buck fitty. Its a dead business model that only was propped up by gullible investors. The original concept was fine, but they went... a very stupid direction.

They'll do anything but the obvious, which is to switch to Pixy Misa.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 07, 2022 04:53 PM (ZsR3z)

125 > That lying sack of shit Zillow, tells me our house, the one we bought new in 2015 for $440,000 is today worth $750,500. BS!

Zillow claims their ZEstimate is plus or minus 6.9% when your property is off market.

https://bit.ly/3tiFT4M

So that's a range of $698,250 - $801,750. Does that sound more likely, or is it crazy?

Posted by: bonhomme at June 07, 2022 04:53 PM (eyxn4)

126 Biden dollars.
Posted by: golfman at June 07, 2022 04:48 PM (hOMhY)

Biden Bucks, it's just like money, but worth less

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 07, 2022 04:53 PM (WF/xn)

127 There were a few good journalists at Vice. But they were doing complicated, serious topics that probably didn't drive clicks like "straight men should try the dick" stories.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 07, 2022 04:53 PM (UuD2k)

128 Why can't they just *identify* as profitable?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 07, 2022 04:43 PM (llON


That made me lol.

Posted by: LASue, occasional thought leader at June 07, 2022 04:53 PM (5y7pR)

129 [io]Hats, for bats.
Posted by: Pedro Cerrano

Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (KZzsI)

130 OK speaking of $$.
When B.O.care passed I ended up paying $6k more each year in health insurance and lost HSA account.
This last year cost of living, gas etc. is costing me at least $5k more per year.
So the last two Democrat presidents are costing me $12k per year. MINIMUM

Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (v0R5T)

131 My property taxes are ALREADY almost $5k a year. This is going to add at least another thousand.
Posted by: Jordan61

Not to make light of your burden but: "I wish!!".

Posted by: Tonypete at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (Msys3)

132 Zillow claims their ZEstimate is plus or minus 6.9% when your property is off market.


Sounds like Zillow needs to go back and reread the definition of significant digits.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (ZsR3z)

133 Profitability-diverse. Profitability is a spectrum.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (UuD2k)

134 Plus, Target went all in on tranny bathrooms a few years back and some people still remember that and avoid the joint like the plague.
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(Raises hand...)

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (sWM8x)

135 Hubbymayhem and I paid off our mortgage back in February and paid off the car loan back in early May. We are debt free and fixing to stack some cash in our savings. We don't invest. We had intended to get a manufactured home to replace the old house we live in but bank got persnickety so we intend to just enjoy being debt free and socking away more savings. Its the best we can do to ride out this hell storm the demoncrat dunces have unleashed.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (Wy1BU)

136 with consumers spending less on goods in favor of services and necessities such as food and fuel.
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Those BASTARDS!

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (krQz2)

137 McArthur preaches the Bible, and from what I read, God ain't down with faggotry.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 04:52 PM (QSjkU)

Whoope.

Gabe will ban you.

Posted by: golfman at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (hOMhY)

138 >>Then they devolved into ultra-left click-bait.
Posted by: PabloD at June 07, 2022 04:51 PM (EjI5U)

...and now they are sullenly toiling at installation of the Imperial Transborder Industrial Mastic Human Flypaper Array.

Jai ho, bitches.

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:55 PM (Q/6pY)

139 Plus, Target went all in on tranny bathrooms a few years back and some people still remember that and avoid the joint like the plague.
---
(Raises hand...)
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (sWM8x)
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My wife, too.

Posted by: Axeman at June 07, 2022 04:55 PM (krQz2)

140 55 They're still playing with their chickens.
Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 04:35 PM (v0R5T)

Well as long as they're not still choking their chickens, talk is cheep!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 07, 2022 04:40 PM (l7p9i)

LOLOLOL...

Bless you Fen!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 07, 2022 04:56 PM (BgMrQ)

141
I remember radio spots for Lucent back in about 1980. What happened to them?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (txdEq)

Basically, and my memory is fuzzy on this, because I didn't work for them, but it was Enron-style accounting. Lots of crazy speculation, shady vendor-financing deals, and incompetent, gangster leadership by geniuses like Carly Fiorina. Once the dot-com bubble popped, it was over in like a few days for Lucent.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 04:56 PM (xPIwr)

142 with consumers spending less on goods in favor of services and necessities such as food and fuel.
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fewer

Posted by: The Miscorrector at June 07, 2022 04:56 PM (krQz2)

143 Oh, ffs...sitting here waiting for car service. The local nooz nitwits are already doing shark sightings. Shoot me now.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 07, 2022 04:56 PM (fAN3y)

144 Gabe will ban you.
Posted by: golfman at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (hOMhY)


Yeah. He did.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 04:56 PM (QSjkU)

145 Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 07, 2022 04:56 PM (BgMrQ)

Bless you too, brother.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 07, 2022 04:56 PM (l7p9i)

146 "I actually saw an article a couple of days ago that said despite inflation, some crazy percentage of people are planning some kind of vacation this summer. I don't get it.
Posted by: Jordan61"


I was trying to plan one but hotels, flying, tourist activities, restaurant etc... are thru the roof, worse than regular inflation and cause a brush with bankruptcy if you have kids. Yet many hotels/resorts/flights are already booked or nearly full. Anything beyond some camping and hiking and swimming within driving distance is out of the question and I'm not even broke like many of the people doing revenge travel. It is insane

Posted by: Ripley at June 07, 2022 04:57 PM (MxEKc)

147 I could be wrong, but it seems that many years ago Vice was doing actual journalism and documentaries.




I seem to recall Tim Pool was doing on site reporting in Venezuela during the collapse and Ukraine during the Maidan revolution.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:57 PM (lTGtQ)

148 McArthur preaches the Bible, and from what I read, God ain't down with faggotry.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

Ha! And yet, some of my friends claim the "You are fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalms 139:14) text covers the buttsecks.

Ah, no. It doesn't.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 07, 2022 04:57 PM (Msys3)

149 This last year cost of living, gas etc. is costing me at least $5k more per year.
So the last two Democrat presidents are costing me $12k per year. MINIMUM
Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 04:54 PM (v0R5T)

Heh.

Posted by: Dominion and ACORN leftovers at June 07, 2022 04:58 PM (hOMhY)

150 >>143 Oh, ffs...sitting here waiting for car service. The local nooz nitwits are already doing shark sightings. Shoot me now. Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 07, 2022 04:56 PM (fAN3y)

Well, let's be honest...*no one* wants to see that little Kintner kid spill out all over the dock.

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:58 PM (Q/6pY)

151 radio spots for Lucent back in about 1980. What happened to them?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius



They did a 1 for 10 split, then got bought up for pennies by a French telecom.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:58 PM (lTGtQ)

152 Gas is $5.39 for regular today in MD and over $6.00 for premium. Probably $80 to fill the tank on my modest car. How many people can afford that especially if they commute to work. And then pay for parking. And buy lunch.
Saw Target putting out LGBTQ stuff weeks ago in the children's department. Who wants to put their kids in clothes touting the wonders of insane gender ideaology? It is no wonder they have inventory they can't sell.
Another example of Go Woke Go Broke.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 07, 2022 04:59 PM (Y+l9t)

153 Well, let's be honest...*no one* wants to see that little Kintner kid spill out all over the dock.
Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:58 PM (Q/6pY)

Gonna need a bigger boat.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 04:59 PM (QSjkU)

154 But it's the new paradigm - profits don't matter!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 07, 2022 05:00 PM (hSqJL)

155 >>> 109 Lucent Technologies built one right before they went Tango Uniform. Some property developer bought it and leased us the first floor. Also, that building was a shiny piece of shit where everything constantly broke.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022

***
I remember radio spots for Lucent back in about 1980. What happened to them?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 07, 2022 04:50 PM (txdEq)

Lucent was spun off in 1996, so I think you're thinking of something else. They went bankrupt.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 07, 2022 05:01 PM (llON8)

156
They did a 1 for 10 split, then got bought up for pennies by a French telecom.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 04:58 PM (lTGtQ)

Yup. Alcatel Wireless. They also manufacture handsets made of factory remnants. I think they run on bunker oil.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 05:01 PM (xPIwr)

157 If Target has too much inventory, they should implement Happy Hour for Looters.

Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 05:01 PM (v0R5T)

158 Another example of Go Woke Go Broke.
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I certainly hope so.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 05:01 PM (sWM8x)

159 some crazy percentage of people are planning some kind of vacation this summer. I don't get it.
Posted by: Jordan61



My plan is to see what hotels with amenities nearby are desperate to fill rooms this summer, and are within $200 of fuel, which isn't very far from home.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 05:01 PM (lTGtQ)

160 >>152 Gas is $5.39 for regular today in MD and over $6.00 for premium. Probably $80 to fill the tank on my modest car. How many people can afford that especially if they commute to work. And then pay for parking. And buy lunch.

Al Gore status: Turgid.

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 05:01 PM (Q/6pY)

161 139 Plus, Target went all in on tranny bathrooms a few years back and some people still remember that and avoid the joint like the plague.

I'm one of them

Posted by: It's me donna at June 07, 2022 05:01 PM (bs+z0)

162 G Greenwald has screenshots of multiple WaPo "reporters" praising WaPo in very similar language.

https://bit.ly/3MrnxoD

Posted by: bonhomme at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (eyxn4)

163 Well, let's be honest...*no one* wants to see that little Kintner kid spill out all over the dock.
Posted by: ZOD

Wanna bet. I root for the shark.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (Wy1BU)

164 Did someone already post about Gabe Malor twittering about how wonderful Drag shows are? Just a bunch of chunky males performing with no sexual content at all so why all the fuss.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (Y+l9t)

165 Gabe- our own, personal, Political Officer.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (08ncd)

166 164 Did someone already post about Gabe Malor twittering about how wonderful Drag shows are? Just a bunch of chunky males performing with no sexual content at all so why all the fuss.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (Y+l9t)

Oh FFS.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (08ncd)

167 Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (hSqJL)

168 Ah, no. It doesn't.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 07, 2022 04:57 PM (Msys3)

I'm no biblical scholar, and I can count the number of times I have read the New Testament on one thumb.

But both the Old and New Testaments are pretty clear. Unambiguously clear.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (XIJ/X)

169 Anyone else get the feeling that Gabe had a sneaker for ace?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (08ncd)

170 My wife, too.

Posted by: Axeman at June 07, 2022 04:55 PM (krQz2)

Mine is a bit behind the curve on the boycotts. I would have been fine never going in again after tranny bathrooms.

She was livid about the chest binders and other tranny indoc stuff front and center when she recently went in. I think we are done there.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (nByzo)

171 Gonna need a bigger boat.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 04:59 PM (QSjkU)
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Size-normativity!!

Posted by: Woke Shrieker at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (krQz2)

172 167 Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (hSqJL)

-All right all right all right.

-I like them redheads.

-I was in that show with Alexandra Daddario's Boobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (08ncd)

173 >>Wanna bet. I root for the shark.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (Wy1BU)

Cage goes in the water. Zod goes in the cage. Shark in the water. Shark gets in the cage. Zod gets in the shark.

Baby Shark, doo-doo doo-doo doo-doo...

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (Q/6pY)

174 165 Gabe- our own, personal, Political Officer.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (08ncd)

Well we know which side his bread is buttered on

Posted by: It's me donna at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (bs+z0)

175 Gabe Malor talks like a fag and his shit's all retarded.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (Qy7kP)

176 165 Gabe- our own, personal, Political Officer.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (08ncd

Might I shuggest an accshident...

Posted by: Captain Marko Ramius at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (BgMrQ)

177 74 That lying sack of shit Zillow, tells me our house, the one we bought new in 2015 for $440,000 is today worth $750,500. BS!



Posted by: Archer at June 07, 2022 04:44 PM (gmo/4)

That beats me, I'm 455 to 695K

Posted by: Inogame at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (53oGX)

178 Well, let's be honest...*no one* wants to see that little Kintner kid spill out all over the dock.
Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 04:58 PM

We'd laugh ourselves silly, really.

Posted by: The harbor seals at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (fAN3y)

179 G Greenwald has screenshots of multiple WaPo "reporters" praising WaPo in very similar language.

https://bit.ly/3MrnxoD

Posted by: bonhomme at June 07, 2022 05:02 PM (eyxn4)

NPC programming is tight over there.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 05:04 PM (nByzo)

180 But both the Old and New Testaments are pretty clear. Unambiguously clear.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (XIJ/X)

An abomination before the Lord is rather straightforward.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 05:05 PM (QSjkU)

181 Wasn’t Gabe Malor also a cob at Hot Air back in the day?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 07, 2022 05:05 PM (rzOL9)

182 SoftBank sure knows how to pick em. They also invested in WeWork, lol.

And BuzzFeed is down 75% in the past year.

It’s so much fun to watch it implode.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 07, 2022 05:05 PM (+8Smx)

183 Isn't Softbank basically China laundering their excess cash back into the US?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at June 07, 2022 05:06 PM (c0pmE)

184 Speaking of money laundering...

@WashTimes 27s

Eric Swalwell drops $60,000 of campaign cash on travel, including luxury stays in Paris, Miami

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 07, 2022 05:06 PM (IEa8U)

185 A gas siphoning kit would sell like gangbusters right about now.

Posted by: Kustie The Klown at June 07, 2022 05:06 PM (enAJ1)

186 Vacations can be expensive or cheap. When I was a kid, our typical vacation was camping out on the river for a week. We thought it was great.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 05:06 PM (sWM8x)

187 They own Viceland tv, yes? It's the worst (imo): dark & depressing; low thought and analysis, so very woke. (I believe it's what Discovery/TLC are working towards.)

I don't understand the lack of real joy unless it's being derived from tormenting others.

Posted by: Lola at June 07, 2022 05:07 PM (NIYa7)

188 Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM

No idea, but I just had to listen to his dumb ass.

"Who is this person who speaks to me as if I needed his advice?"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 07, 2022 05:07 PM (fAN3y)

189 That lying sack of shit Zillow, tells me our house, the one we bought new in 2015 for $440,000 is today worth $750,500. BS!

—-

Obviously depends where you live. Houses in my burg bought in 2015 are easily worth twice that price today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 07, 2022 05:07 PM (+8Smx)

190 Vacations can be expensive or cheap. When I was a kid, our typical vacation was camping out on the river for a week. We thought it was great.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 05:06 PM (sWM8x)

Yep, or alongside a lake. Many a good memories.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (nByzo)

191 I bet changing the purchase age to 21 will be overturned in the Courts

Posted by: It's me donna at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (bs+z0)

192 Vacations can be expensive or cheap. When I was a kid, our typical vacation was camping out on the river for a week. We thought it was great.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 05:06 PM (sWM8x)
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The TXMOME is about the limit I can afford for vacations these days...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (YIVH2)

193 >>A gas siphoning kit would sell like gangbusters right about now.


Locking Gas Caps

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (A14qe)

194 Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?
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He's an actor who used to think he had a future in politics.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (sWM8x)

195 183 Isn't Softbank basically China laundering their excess cash back into the US?
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at June 07, 2022 05:06 PM (c0pmE)

It’s Japanese.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (+8Smx)

196 They guess it's worth, maybe, "at least one billion.

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Yeah, money furnaces are hot tickets!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (70/Jk)

197 No, no. It's fine. Take out another billion dollar loan for stock buybacks.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (12jgO)

198 Locking Gas Caps

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (A14qe)

I just ordered some today.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (nByzo)

199 The Atlanta Fed just lowered the GDP number for Q2 to 0.9%, down from 1.3% five days ago. At that rate, it will be negative before the end of the month, and it will be officially a recession.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 05:08 PM (lTGtQ)

200 Remember the night gabe argued with us about how y'all is spelled? Good times.

Posted by: NCKate at June 07, 2022 05:09 PM (2oJif)

201 O/T -

New info from Daily Mail about Uvalde, from a male teacher who was shot multiple times and survived. First I've heard that a third teacher was involved. What else hasn't the general public been told?

https://tinyurl.com/3hyzyapv

He claims one door did not automatically lock upon closing, as designed, teachers needed keys to lock classroom doors from inside (what?), and the local cops are cowards.

Posted by: crusader at June 07, 2022 05:09 PM (AMIL/)

202 Gavin McIness: Ha Ha!

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 07, 2022 05:09 PM (zL564)

203 Have all the buttsex you want. Stop trying to make me care.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 07, 2022 05:10 PM (12jgO)

204 I love the beach but at this point really glad I belong to the Y for $69/month and they have a giant outdoor pool and lounge chairs and umbrellas(plus indoor pools for rainly days) and a whirlpool and sauna so I can just pretend I am on vacation and be perfectly content. And get to sleep in my own bed at night and cook wonderful meals with the money I am saving on hotel bills.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 07, 2022 05:10 PM (Y+l9t)

205 191 I bet changing the purchase age to 21 will be overturned in the Courts
Posted by: It's me donna

——-

Handguns are 21 so wouldn’t it have been overturned by now? I think raising it to 21 is retarded by the way.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 07, 2022 05:10 PM (+8Smx)

206 Eric Swalwell drops $60,000 of campaign cash on travel, including luxury stays in Paris, Miami
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 07, 2022 05:06 PM (IEa8U)

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That dude should be broke, what with the price of gas and all.

Posted by: 496 at June 07, 2022 05:10 PM (VJsqe)

207 Have all the buttsex you want. Stop trying to make me care.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

No! You must be proud of me have the buttsechs!!

It's not fair!!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 07, 2022 05:10 PM (Msys3)

208 The TXMOME is about the limit I can afford for vacations these days...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Is that with or without buying ammo?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at June 07, 2022 05:10 PM (vcOmj)

209 >>unless it's being derived from tormenting others.
Posted by: Lola at June 07, 2022 05:07 PM (NIYa7)

Some do not enjoy their toil on Transborder Industrial Mastic Human Flypaper Array installation. Others enjoy that the toilers do not enjoy their toil.

Plate. Shrimp. Plate of shrimp. All part of the cosmic unconsciousness.

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 05:11 PM (Q/6pY)

210 Handguns are 21 so wouldn’t it have been overturned by now?

I believe, and I may be wrong, that the Ninth Circus overturned something like that recently

Posted by: It's me donna at June 07, 2022 05:11 PM (bs+z0)

211 Vice, baby, Vice!

-.Vanilla (and I do mean vanilla) Ice

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 07, 2022 05:12 PM (70/Jk)

212 Isn't Softbank basically China laundering their excess cash back into the US?

Japan, not China. So it's less sinister, and less likely that the cash doesn't actually exist.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:12 PM (ZGrMX)

213
How the hell else are you supposed to spell "y'all?"

Yall?

Ya'll?

Yal'l?

None of those make sense.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 05:12 PM (xPIwr)

214 >>I bet changing the purchase age to 21 will be overturned in the Courts


California just got their 21+ long gun law slapped down, last month.

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:12 PM (A14qe)

215 I think raising the buy age for firearms to 21 is unconstitutional.

There is no amendment guaranteeing the right to drink booze. Firearms on the other hand....

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 05:12 PM (QSjkU)

216
"I actually saw an article a couple of days ago that said despite inflation, some crazy percentage of people are planning some kind of vacation this summer. I don't get it."

I get it: Does anyone think things will be better next year? Take that vacation now with $5/gal gas cuz what are the chances you'll be able to do it with $12/gal fuel prices? Especially if you punted vacations because of covid restrictions.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at June 07, 2022 05:12 PM (3cGpq)

217 >>200 Remember the night gabe argued with us about how y'all is spelled? Good times.
Posted by: NCKate at June 07, 2022 05:09 PM (2oJif)

Yawl. Two-masted sailboat.

Posted by: ZOD at June 07, 2022 05:12 PM (Q/6pY)

218 205 191 I bet changing the purchase age to 21 will be overturned in the Courts
Posted by: It's me donna

——-

Handguns are 21 so wouldn’t it have been overturned by now? I think raising it to 21 is retarded by the way.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 07, 2022 05:10 PM (+8Smx)

Handguns were only "ok" (or deemed so) because rifles were an option. I don't think either should be legal. I mean constitutional... you'd think it'd be the same thing, but no.

Posted by: Inogame at June 07, 2022 05:12 PM (53oGX)

219 If we make guns 21 make it all 21. 21 for the military. 21 to sign contracts. 21 to vote. And so forth.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 07, 2022 05:13 PM (+8Smx)

220 >>>How the hell else are you supposed to spell "y'all?"

-------
Youse Geiss

Posted by: 496 at June 07, 2022 05:13 PM (VJsqe)

221
Yinz.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 05:13 PM (xPIwr)

222 208 The TXMOME is about the limit I can afford for vacations these days...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Is that with or without buying ammo?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.

That should read with or without buying booze.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 07, 2022 05:13 PM (Y+l9t)

223 Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (hSqJL)


He fakes for a living, thinks he's important.

Posted by: WeBoned! at June 07, 2022 05:13 PM (8k7U7)

224 Yep, or alongside a lake. Many a good memories.
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Heh. Our section of the TN river was impounded in 1925, but we still call it "the river." Maybe that's a Southern thing.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (sWM8x)

225 I get it: Does anyone think things will be better next year? Take that vacation now with $5/gal gas cuz what are the chances you'll be able to do it with $12/gal fuel prices? Especially if you punted vacations because of covid restrictions.

Bingo. If you're paying any kind of attention, the odds of being able to take a vacation in the future don't seem great, so do it now when it's hard instead of later when it's impossible.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)

226 Vacations have to take a back seat to securing several months worth of shelf stable foodstuffs.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (lTGtQ)

227 Vacations can be expensive or cheap. When I was a kid, our typical vacation was camping out on the river for a week. We thought it was great.

When our kids were growing up we were living paycheck to paycheck so we didn't have money for lavish vacays. Everyone else was going to Disneyland or Disneyworld. We went to Branson every summer and stayed at one of the mom and pop resorts. The kids had a blast. So did we.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (nxdel)

228 >>I think raising the buy age for firearms to 21 is unconstitutional.


Any Law re. guns is patently Unconstitutional.

'Shall not be infringed' is not ambiguous.

Only an unfair reading of the Constitution would allow such Laws.

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (A14qe)

229 Making ar15s 21 would be ok using that logic since shotguns are an option. And then shotguns 21 would be ok since bee bee guns are an option. Bonjour monsieur slippery slope.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (+8Smx)

230 Is that with or without buying ammo?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.

That should read with or without buying booze.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 07, 2022 05:13 PM (Y+l9t)

Just keep the rum away from Jordan61, and your budget can be halved.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (nByzo)

231 Q. Who was the name of that vampire from southern Transylvania?

A. Dracy’yalla.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (rzOL9)

232 Apparently its Election Day here in the people's republic of Californication. If Rick Caruso loses to that socialist loser Karen Bass... well, I actually have no idea how it gets any worse. The state has already swirled the bowl and is halfway down the pipe.

Posted by: LASue, occasional thought leader at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (5y7pR)

233 Remember the night gabe argued with us about how y'all is spelled?

Gabe is currently arguing on Twitter that there's nothing sexual about drag shows, by the way.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)

234 Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 07, 2022 05:03 PM (hSqJL)
.........

I think he sells Lincolns.

Posted by: wth at June 07, 2022 05:15 PM (v0R5T)

235 208 The TXMOME is about the limit I can afford for vacations these days...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

Is that with or without buying ammo?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.

That should read with or without buying booze.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 07, 2022 05:13 PM (Y+l9t)
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If things get too much more expensive, I'll need a second mortgage on my house just to afford the tolls in Oklahoma.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 07, 2022 05:15 PM (YIVH2)

236 >> Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?


'You got a joint?'

'You'd be a lot cooler if you did.'

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:15 PM (A14qe)

237 233 Remember the night gabe argued with us about how y'all is spelled?

Gabe is currently arguing on Twitter that there's nothing sexual about drag shows, by the way.
Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)

I suppose, if you also happen to be blind and deaf.

Posted by: Inogame at June 07, 2022 05:15 PM (53oGX)

238 Heh. Our section of the TN river was impounded in 1925, but we still call it "the river." Maybe that's a Southern thing.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (sWM8x)

Maybe. Our rivers are ice cold glacial melt, and they flow visibly.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 05:15 PM (nByzo)

239 >>I think he sells Lincolns.


You are thinking of Joe Isuzu.

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:16 PM (A14qe)

240 Locking Gas Caps

Shit.

Posted by: every Ford driver with an Easy Fuel capless gas filler at June 07, 2022 05:16 PM (h5TKJ)

241 >>>Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

>Some Hollywood halfwit who hijacked the White House press office to lecture the American people. Totally inappropriate, -- if he wanted a forum to go on record, he should have gotten an invite to congress where he could share his frustrations.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 07, 2022 05:16 PM (BP3/z)

242 Biden 'bout to take some deep sniffs.

https://bit.ly/3Nq5Ebc

Posted by: bonhomme at June 07, 2022 05:16 PM (eyxn4)

243 Bingo. If you're paying any kind of attention, the odds of being able to take a vacation in the future don't seem great, so do it now when it's hard instead of later when it's impossible.
Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)
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People may be going YOLO because they don't see a positive future. That's not good at all for the long term prospects of the country.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 07, 2022 05:17 PM (YIVH2)

244 I go to the SuperWalmart for my vacations.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 07, 2022 05:17 PM (4I/2K)

245
Gabe is currently arguing on Twitter that there's nothing sexual about drag shows, by the way.
Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)

So... he's talking like a fag and his shit's all retarded?

At least he has the integrity to be an out-in-the-open perv.

David French runs around saying all the same shit, but pretending to be a not-gay, not-pedophile super-Christian preacher man. But they're the same guy basically. I guess Gabe comes off a little more butch, but that's it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 05:17 PM (xPIwr)

246 McConaughey is a hell of an actor, thus he was brought in to emote for the administration.

Still a pretty good guy overall.

But think about all the things that progs wouldn't want as "x" if you were talking.

Commn-sense X Control.

They'd ask "Whose common-sense?!"

Nobody believes in a branded "Common-sense" anymore. And nobody should.

Posted by: Axeman at June 07, 2022 05:18 PM (krQz2)

247 Hey Matthew McConaughey, would Red Flag laws prevented your Hollyweird friend Alec Baldwin from killing someone on set with a gun?

Posted by: Thrawn at June 07, 2022 05:18 PM (Rl7KJ)

248 I go to the SuperWalmart for my vacations.

Posted by: Count de Monet





Free A/C and recliners in the housewares aisle.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 05:18 PM (lTGtQ)

249 >> Who the hell is Matthew McConaughey?


'You got a joint?'

'You'd be a lot cooler if you did.'
Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:15 PM (A14qe)

All right, all right, all right!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 07, 2022 05:18 PM (4I/2K)

250 >>Gabe is currently arguing on Twitter that there's nothing sexual about drag shows, by the way.


Gabe talks like a fag and his shit is all pushed in and retarded

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:18 PM (A14qe)

251 Gabe is currently arguing on Twitter that there's nothing sexual about drag shows, by the way.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)
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"It's not going to lick itself".

Posted by: Axeman at June 07, 2022 05:18 PM (krQz2)

252 NoVaMoMe is about the extent of my vacations this year.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 07, 2022 05:19 PM (fAN3y)

253 Nope, siphoning work work, too many pollution doo dads down the filler neck. Impossible to siphon.

We just drill two holes now.

Posted by: Local Fuel Thief at June 07, 2022 05:20 PM (AiK4A)

254 Gabe is currently arguing on Twitter that there's nothing sexual about drag shows, by the way.

Wow; That's some totally irrational thinking. Hopefully someone is arguing against this.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 07, 2022 05:20 PM (l7p9i)

255 I can't fault old Gabe. When you can't crap because yer ass stays plugged all the time you are bound to be full of shit.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 07, 2022 05:20 PM (QSjkU)

256 Is a "Woman's right to choose" absolute?

Posted by: Axeman at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (krQz2)

257
Some people here say Malor should admit he was wrong about the slippery-slope argument.

But apparently he's just like "nah, drag queens are wholesome - get all your kids in there, hasta pronto. It ain't gonna lick itself. The ice cream, I mean, lol."

Bet he's a diddler, too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (xPIwr)

258 As a kid we had campers so went traveling almost every vacation covering the whole east coast in the years. Probably fairly cheap but a whole lot of fun and experience.
Now haven't had a vacation in 7 years, maybe 8.

Posted by: Skip at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (2JoB8)

259 Gabe is currently arguing on Twitter that there's nothing sexual about drag shows, by the way.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)

Ostensibly, presumably, and subliminally!

Posted by: Jackie Chiles at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (4I/2K)

260 Gabe is a fucking idiot.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (Wy1BU)

261 Gabe is a fucking idiot.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (Wy1BU)

There it is.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (nByzo)

262 People are noticing KJP is showing up half an hour to an hour late to briefings and leaving right on time. If you suck at your job, just spend less time doing it, am I right?

https://bit.ly/392gd5s

Posted by: bonhomme at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (eyxn4)

263

Vice is a sneering twink, willing to let top sugar daddies pump it anally in return for money and cocaine...

Posted by: Dirty Frank at June 07, 2022 05:21 PM (qrAYn)

264 Interesting report from DHS on the numerous mass shootings of late. DHS flirts with the idea that they are the result of conservative disinformation all over social media that the under 21 crowd takes seriously.

Da fuq.

Posted by: Ziba at June 07, 2022 05:22 PM (4h9M3)

265 What's a vacation? I think I had one about 19 years ago.

Posted by: Infidel at June 07, 2022 05:22 PM (E0NVW)

266 >>People are noticing KJP is showing up half an hour to an hour late to briefings and leaving right on time.


Black People Time, yo.

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:22 PM (A14qe)

267 >>Interesting report from DHS on the numerous mass shootings of late. DHS flirts with the idea that they are the result of conservative disinformation all over social media that the under 21 crowd takes seriously.


We could have crowd sourced that report in under 20 minutes.

Posted by: garrett at June 07, 2022 05:23 PM (A14qe)

268 264 Interesting report from DHS on the numerous mass shootings of late. DHS flirts with the idea that they are the result of conservative disinformation all over social media that the under 21 crowd takes seriously.

Yeah... No

Posted by: It's me donna at June 07, 2022 05:23 PM (bs+z0)

269 People are noticing that the golliwog is not very bright. She fits right in with the rest of 'em.

Posted by: Ziba at June 07, 2022 05:23 PM (4h9M3)

270 I heard Target got a new CEO who was trying to win back the customers they lost over the Salvation Army ban and the bathroom perverts, so I bought a few things there. Then they go and push this evil tranny kids stuff. So they're back on my bad list.

Posted by: Emmie at June 07, 2022 05:24 PM (6RgRK)

271 Seriously, fuck Vice.

They *seem* to have done some amazing reporting, but... I can think of several examples where they have either totally fucked people due to ignorance, or outright burned sources - extremely sympathetic ones, at that - that they promised anonymity in ways that could result in imprisonment, torture, or death.

Production values are not a replacement for being decent human beings, and too many of those at Vice simply aren't. Too many total fucking scumbags, even if you entirely ignore the political angle.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at June 07, 2022 05:24 PM (WtAgB)

272 "
225 I get it: Does anyone think things will be better next year? Take that vacation now with $5/gal gas cuz what are the chances you'll be able to do it with $12/gal fuel prices? Especially if you punted vacations because of covid restrictions.

Bingo. If you're paying any kind of attention, the odds of being able to take a vacation in the future don't seem great, so do it now when it's hard instead of later when it's impossible.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)
226 Vacations have to take a back seat to securing several months worth of shelf stable foodstuffs.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (lTGtQ) "

bofa deez !
selling Mrs Eez on them has been surprisingly easy ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 07, 2022 05:24 PM (Bt/a+)

273 Has DHS issued a bulletin about the fire bombing of that pregnancy center in Buffalo?

Clearly a Christian nationalist false flag operation...

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 07, 2022 05:25 PM (sWM8x)

274 Gabe is currently arguing on Twitter that there's nothing sexual about drag shows, by the way.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)
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It's audience contains people with a Y chromosome, of course on some level it is sexual.

Why would men, in general, go see a gussied-up female singer--assuming it's not a stripping act? Part of it is sexual.

Why is it that drag shows appeal mostly to male-attracted men?

Even though this can be technically true, it's too disingenuous to be taken seriously-- not to mention it's not going to lick itself.

Posted by: Axeman at June 07, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

275 New thread of Quick Hits. NOOD

Posted by: gdgm+ at June 07, 2022 05:26 PM (k6jXd)

276 Just came back from Target. Parking lot not very full, but the store shelves are stocked to the ceiling, sans discounts.

Bags are free, though (I think).

Posted by: Ziba at June 07, 2022 05:26 PM (4h9M3)

277 Take that vacation now with $5/gal gas cuz what are the chances you'll be able to do it with $12/gal fuel prices?

Posted by: Ian S. at June 07, 2022 05:14 PM (ZGrMX)
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Revised: You'll own nothing, you'll take no vacations, you'll eat bugs, and you'll like it.

Posted by: Axeman at June 07, 2022 05:26 PM (krQz2)

278
Whenever you see someone arguing that it's totally fine for kids to be at drag shows, because they're totally nonsexual and totally a blessing of liberty, it's time to suspend that dude in an iron cage and charge admission to pelt them with rotten vegetables.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 07, 2022 05:26 PM (xPIwr)

279 I have made it a point to skip Target during June. I used to do a weekly haul. I have gone less than once a month since the pandemic. I just focused on the local grocery and Costco.

It sucks, because I generally find the quality much better than Walmart, but they just insist on being a##hats.

Posted by: Sassy at June 07, 2022 05:27 PM (xSICi)

280 Plus, Target went all in on tranny bathrooms a few years back and some people still remember that and avoid the joint like the plague.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 07, 2022

I dumped Target after they booted the Salvation Army and now I've booted the Salvation Army.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 07, 2022 05:32 PM (NQrvS)

281 Aren't drag shows ALL men dressing up as women? Does this make them a transvestite or a trans woman? How is a trans woman different from a Man in drag? What is the purpose of Drag if not to entice heterosexual men? Is it like performers in black face pretending to be POC ? I thought that was a nono, cultural appropriation.
I am confused.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 07, 2022 05:33 PM (Y+l9t)

282 Dare we hope that Google will bite the dust? They rely on advertising.. and if that dries up, they are done.

Apple is sitting on billions in the bank; I think they could run for 20 years without changing a thing even if they didn’t make a dollar of revenue. I think their brush with corporate death in the 90’s is still lurking in the background.

Maybe Facebook will die too.

Posted by: Rafal GanGanowicz at June 07, 2022 05:37 PM (tgIla)

283 Business Insider = Clickbait Insider (they can’t write headlines)

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 07, 2022 05:40 PM (CdZ4i)

284 Target lost me when they wholeheartedly endorsed segregation. Screw ‘em.

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 07, 2022 05:42 PM (CdZ4i)

285 When is Lust, envy and gluttony month? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 07, 2022 05:44 PM (3Or4S)

286 @270
Banning the Salvation Army turned out to be accidentally based.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at June 07, 2022 05:45 PM (Wg1SU)

287 All right all right all right who wants to ban some guns?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 07, 2022 06:02 PM (+8Smx)

288 Democrats see the bigger picture of owning media outlets.
Posted by: Blago at June 07, 2022 04:46 PM (PwNLq)

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And the importance being teachers and professors.

Posted by: Undocumented at June 07, 2022 07:24 PM (8UYDR)

289 Target lost me when they wholeheartedly endorsed segregation. Screw ‘em.
Posted by: Cow Demon at June 07, 2022 05:42 PM (CdZ4i)


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Who wouldn't avoid retail deserts?

Posted by: Undocumented at June 07, 2022 07:26 PM (8UYDR)

290 Ryan Long needs to become a humorless scolding SJW, maybe TV networks would offer him a late night show. Hilarious stuff.

Posted by: waelse1 at June 22, 2022 04:11 PM (1l4hq)

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