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Literally cramming passengers into a Japanese train.

Fun animation showing the depths of lakes, seas, oceans, and shipwrecks.

In case you don't already have enough ways to waste time at work, this short video shows you how to make a toy car out of metal staples.

"This is hilarious! It'll never get old!"

Area Lunatic Builds Rocket-Propelled Bicycle. See also: Jet bike!

Buddy, you can't expect to finish a sandwich in peace if you're gonna hang it way out in space like really stinky laundry.

I thought maybe he was saying "corva" -- crow or raven in some languages -- but he's saying kurwa!, which is Polish for "Whore!," and used the way we use the f-word in English, to just curse in resignation.

Sadly, this happens to him a lot. Almost as if he's deliberately baiting the bird to come steal his food.

Armadillo armors up.

Probably keep the annoying sound off, which also has an unnecessary f-bomb: One punch cat.

Felicia Somnez, age 3.

The only thing standing in your way is you.

Brogineering.

"Human statute" street performer adds a puppy into the act. The puppy is good!




That was a 2019 world record attempt at making an "elephant's toothpaste" reaction.

Mark Robilar has been chasing the elephant's toothpaste world record for a few years himself. He set a record in 2020, but kind of shanked it as you'll see in the beginning of the video below.

In September 2021, he attempted to beat his own record at a surprise party thrown for a kid recovering from a three year battle with blood cancer.

The "devil's toothpaste" demo -- an even more explosive and dangerous variant of elephant's toothpaste, the formula for which he keeps secret -- at 9:20 shouldn't be missed.

Welcome to the George Costanza Academy:

Posted by: Ace at 07:28 PM




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1 Wassup?

Posted by: Squid at June 21, 2022 07:28 PM (NFN9G)

2 And first!

Posted by: Squid at June 21, 2022 07:29 PM (NFN9G)

3 I am so tired of the gheyz. Not we have ghey praying mantises.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 21, 2022 07:29 PM (c8pZY)

4 And noodled

Posted by: Squid at June 21, 2022 07:30 PM (NFN9G)

5 Praying Mantis putting on a show?

Posted by: Skip at June 21, 2022 07:30 PM (2JoB8)

6 Not we have ghey praying mantises.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT


I think you meant fabulous praying mantises.

Posted by: a swallowtail butterfly at June 21, 2022 07:31 PM (P1f+c)

7 I, for one, welcome our insect overlords.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 07:31 PM (ptqGC)

8 Good evening, horde!

Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 21, 2022 07:31 PM (OX9vb)

9 The Japanese are so freaking submissive.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 07:32 PM (ptqGC)

10 > "This is hilarious! It'll never get old!"

My dearly departed kitty used to do this if she thought I'd slept too long. I had to remove the springy doorstop to stop the fwang-ing.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 21, 2022 07:33 PM (kDGvA)

11 Just no on public transportation in Japan
But I guess grabbing some booty no one will know

Posted by: Skip at June 21, 2022 07:34 PM (2JoB8)

12 I thought maybe he was saying "corva" -- crow or raven in some languages


There was a huge die off one year of crows. Motorcycle accidents. State spent hundreds of thousands of dollars studying the event. Finally the "experts" found the cause.

Seems the birds could sound the warning "cah", but none could pronounce "bike".

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 21, 2022 07:35 PM (c8pZY)

13 Literally cramming passengers into a Japanese train.
Posted by: Ace


Keeping to their 6nm social-distancing policy.

Posted by: mikeski at June 21, 2022 07:35 PM (P1f+c)

14 I remember visiting Japan and getting the shove-push treatment.
I decided not to bother with the trains...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 21, 2022 07:35 PM (jTmQV)

15 > Mark Robilar

*Mark Rober

His videos are worth binge watching. He's a legit engineer and he puts a lot of thought and time into his shenanigans.

youtube.com/c/MarkRober/videos

Posted by: bonhomme at June 21, 2022 07:37 PM (kDGvA)

16 Just no on public transportation in Japan
But I guess grabbing some booty no one will know
Posted by: Skip


That is an issue. So, "beware chikan" signs, and women-only subway cars. To limit molestation to lesbians, I guess.

Posted by: mikeski at June 21, 2022 07:38 PM (P1f+c)

17 A chimp with wayfarers? This is unacceptable!

Posted by: Simple Joe Biden at June 21, 2022 07:39 PM (0ocXn)

18 The most packed train I've ever been on was on a train going to Coney Island.

It was packed but it wasn't Japan packed.

Wow.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 21, 2022 07:39 PM (ZTKtV)

19 Seems monkeys have paramedics

Posted by: Skip at June 21, 2022 07:40 PM (2JoB8)

20 Took me too long to add this to the last thread. It's a guestimate of death caused by Wuflu vaccines

https://tinyurl.com/2yvruawp

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 21, 2022 07:40 PM (YynYJ)

21 His videos are worth binge watching. He's a legit engineer and he puts a lot of thought and time into his shenanigans.

youtube.com/c/MarkRober/videos
Posted by: bonhomme


Agreed.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 21, 2022 07:41 PM (c8pZY)

22 Area Lunatic Builds Rocket-Propelled Bicycle.
Posted by: Ace


This is the same guy who had the pulse-jet go-kart in a previous cafe, right?

Same epic beard. And I still have no idea how he still has it. He should have burned it off years ago.

Posted by: mikeski at June 21, 2022 07:41 PM (P1f+c)

23 Bugs.

I hate bugs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 21, 2022 07:42 PM (guGkK)

24 I believe "corvus" is latin for crow, or raven, and all of the romance languages have some derivation of it.

My first thought on seeing those mantises was "Oh Look! It's NR Publisher E. Garrett Bewkes IV and his wife!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 07:42 PM (r46W7)

25 cramming passengers into a Japanese train.

They have made some interesting movies about those train rides. No subtitles though.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2022 07:42 PM (LS1lz)

26 His videos are worth binge watching. He's a legit engineer and he puts a lot of thought and time into his shenanigans.

youtube.com/c/MarkRober/videos
Posted by: bonhomme at June 21, 2022 07:37 PMO

One of the grandsons and I watch Roper occasionally. We plan on making some elephant toothpaste later this summer. I liked his 2 squirrel maze videos. Fat Gus rules.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 21, 2022 07:42 PM (Tofr5)

27 9 Jane, submissive and obedient. Stationed in Iwakuni, my duty section was on reactionary platoon duty due to the local commies staging a demonstration at the main gate (anti nuke, which we didn't have in Iwakuni wink wink). Some guy, yelling through a bullhorn has them raising their fists, snake dancing, raising their fists, chanting, more snake dancing and then he yells something and they pick up their shit and leave. I mean gone, like in seconds. Jap guards at the gate go back to smoking Cherry cigarettes, MPs go back to reading the newspaper.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 21, 2022 07:43 PM (lz5hY)

28 We had a blanket from home one Graham cracker and a box of milk in my kindergarten. We didn't have desks just small chairs. I swear every day of my school life some kid puked. I could never understand why kids were puking all the damned time. For me the smell of school is puke.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 07:45 PM (0fVbu)

29 Rocket bike exhaust port be red hot...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 07:46 PM (ynpvh)

30 and then he yells something and they pick up their shit and leave. I mean gone, like in seconds.
Posted by: bill in arkansas


You saw the first video, right? Can't be late for your train home.

Posted by: mikeski at June 21, 2022 07:46 PM (P1f+c)

31 First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 21, 2022 07:47 PM (jTmQV)

32 Ha! The whole restaurant is singing along to American Pie. Lively crowd tonight and the grits are great.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 21, 2022 07:48 PM (Tofr5)

33
I like the Rober video where he was hunting down phone scammers who victimize the elderly. It was sort of off-brand for him, but it was cool.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 07:48 PM (IXpV7)

34 16 That is an issue. So, "beware chikan" signs, and women-only subway cars.

are they biologists?

Posted by: kulak anachronda, looking for loopholes at June 21, 2022 07:48 PM (v3pYe)

35 Cool school?
Comrades, welcome to your new work/living rabbit hutch!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at June 21, 2022 07:50 PM (gz1VM)

36 ATTENTION

"Kurva" is also Hungarian for whore.

Posted by: Miklosian Hungarian Phrasebook at June 21, 2022 07:50 PM (85b0r)

37 Not we have ghey praying mantises.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT

Must be Episcopalians.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 21, 2022 07:51 PM (FVME7)

38 I love the Dancing with the Stars photo.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 21, 2022 07:51 PM (eGTCV)

39 I barely remember Kindergarten, I know we had nap time, it couldn't have been long, maybe my 25 minutes I do often after work

Posted by: Skip at June 21, 2022 07:52 PM (2JoB8)

40
We didn't have naptime in PA kindergarten, circa 1988.

But it was half-days, so you could presumably nap at home if you want.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 07:53 PM (IXpV7)

41 First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 21, 2022 07:47 PM (jTmQV)

They were a Borg and somewhat still are. I worked for Tokio Marine for eight years. Not a lot of independent thinking. No one likes to rock the boat,

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 21, 2022 07:54 PM (6jFs+)

42 After seeing elephant paste, i have a humongous hurge to attend a cocktail party. Or a Riot.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 21, 2022 07:54 PM (h+tQf)

43 Some guy, yelling through a bullhorn has them raising their fists, snake dancing, raising their fists, chanting, more snake dancing and then he yells something and they pick up their shit and leave. I mean gone, like in seconds. Jap guards at the gate go back to smoking Cherry cigarettes, MPs go back to reading the newspaper

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with

For a second there I thought you were going to say they shouted ZULU and charge the gate

Posted by: Beartooth at June 21, 2022 07:55 PM (Tofr5)

44 Insty says they just rolled out the text of the gun bill and may vote on it tonight. It's *never* good when they try and sneak something by quickly.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 21, 2022 07:55 PM (1TuZk)

45 Insty says they just rolled out the text of the gun bill and may vote on it tonight. It's *never* good when they try and sneak something by quickly.
Posted by: Ian S.


Once we pass it, you'll know what's in it.

Posted by: N. Pelosi at June 21, 2022 07:56 PM (P1f+c)

46 OT-Here is a picture of the type of lovely butterfly I saw on my walk on Saturday-a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It made me happy to see it:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8v4ura

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 21, 2022 07:56 PM (FZ2cV)

47 I expect disaster

@ChadPergram
·
1m
Senate now taking initial vote to begin process to handle gun bill on the floor. Needs 51 yeas

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 21, 2022 07:57 PM (IEa8U)

48 >>> 27 9 Jane, submissive and obedient.
----

There was a time (1600s?) when Japan was a sea trading nation. They were also feared on sea and land.

A Portuguese ship's captain wrote that it was amazing how these docile people at home were so fierce away from home.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2022 07:57 PM (LS1lz)

49 My first job out of college was as a buyer and assistant warehouse manager for a small grocery chain. My manager had a mattress in the warehouse loft and would take a lunchtime nap everyday.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 21, 2022 07:57 PM (6jFs+)

50 9 The Japanese are so freaking submissive.
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There is absolutely no submissive behavior at the major train stations in Tokyo during the "rush hour". The people press into the train cars in a rush of humanity and fill the cars to the point that turning around in place can sometimes be difficult. I remember seeing some cuties in train company uniforms standing by and bowing us on and off the trains. But their main duty was to push on the boarding passengers in order to get the passengers far enough inside so the doors could close and the trains depart on schedule!

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 07:57 PM (W+kMI)

51 43 Nah, once they got past the Jap Guards and the MPs, we would have stopped them with the world's smallest nightsticks (the Marine Corps must have got a deal on them).

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 21, 2022 07:58 PM (lz5hY)

52 Some stupid app just notified me this is men's health month. How dare they interrupt gay holy month for that.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 07:58 PM (0fVbu)

53 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 21, 2022 07:58 PM (arJlL)

54 I could never understand why kids were puking all the damned time. For me the smell of school is puke.
Posted by: banana Dream

LOL, that is one of life's mysteries. Why did they puke all the time? I never did.

*epic nosebleeds, though, so I guess I was part of the problem.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 21, 2022 07:58 PM (OX9vb)

55
Pro-Ho is a prostitute in street lingo

Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at June 21, 2022 07:58 PM (njInY)

56 First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 21, 2022 07:47 PM (jTmQV)

In AP history class, I wrote a paper on the Japs in WWII. I concluded that they were the only enemy in US history who deserved our respect (aside from our own rebels).

I got a 98% on it... The liberal teacher docked me two points because saying that the Japanese "fought like feral animals" was supposedly racist of me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 07:58 PM (IXpV7)

57 First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people.
Posted by: gourmand du jour


Then again they have meetings to decide what to talk about at the meeting on Monday like every Monday to talk about the next meeting.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 21, 2022 07:59 PM (IEa8U)

58 the guy on the jet bike looks like one of my neighbors.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 21, 2022 07:59 PM (5pTK/)

59 we would have stopped them with the world's smallest nightsticks
Posted by: bill in arkansas


There's an Asian wiener-size joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: mikeski at June 21, 2022 08:00 PM (P1f+c)

60 Can I get $10 on they pass it?
They wouldn't try if they knew it would fail

Posted by: Skip at June 21, 2022 08:00 PM (2JoB8)

61 Divorce in Ghana. Judge rules that wife gets the real estate and husband gets the house apparently thinking that since the house could not be removed from the real estate, wife would get both. Husband had a different idea.

https://www.itemfix.com/v?t=1dtb54

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 21, 2022 08:01 PM (FVME7)

62 31 First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 21, 2022 07:47 PM (jTmQV)

First and only time my Dad visited Japan, they had just been defeated (his troop transport was on it's way from the Philippines and didn't find out until he was there).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:01 PM (ynpvh)

63 43 For a second there I thought you were going to say they shouted ZULU and charge the gate

*takes notes*

Posted by: leroy jensen at June 21, 2022 08:02 PM (v3pYe)

64 Some stupid app just notified me this is men's health month. How dare they interrupt gay holy month for that.
Posted by: banana Dream


Now that it's 3/4 over. Good timing there. Be retroactively healthy for the previous three weeks, bD!

Also, irony that men's health month and men's buttsecks-with-strangers month are the same month.

Posted by: mikeski at June 21, 2022 08:03 PM (P1f+c)

65 52 Some stupid app just notified me this is men's health month. How dare they interrupt gay holy month for that.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 07:58 PM (0fVbu)

One and the same for some folks...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:04 PM (ynpvh)

66 The Bush legacy continues to fuck America. The two Bushes, Roberts, Cornyn. GMS.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 21, 2022 08:04 PM (oWBc3)

67 31 First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people.
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Part of the culture shock that initially comes from traveling around in Japan (especially from the roomy Midwest) is all the people who are living and working in rather tight quarters everywhere except the rice paddies. Conditioned from an early age to deal with human presence and pressure, the average Japanese people go about it in an inherent degree of coordination that was quite marvelous to me.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:04 PM (W+kMI)

68 For a second there I thought you were going to say they shouted ZULU and charge the gate

*takes notes*
Posted by: leroy jensen


Are you Leroy Jenkins' kid? Did the healers finally let your dad die?

Posted by: mikeski, showing up for raid night at June 21, 2022 08:05 PM (P1f+c)

69 In AP history class, I wrote a paper on the Japs in WWII. I concluded that they were the only enemy in US history who deserved our respect (aside from our own rebels).

to make a fine distinction, I would say that the Wehrmacht (regular army, NOT the SS and NOT the nazis) also deserved respect. They were a determined and tenacious enemy who made us pay dearly for the ground we took.

I cannot think of any islamic army over the last 700 years that deserves anything but contempt.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:05 PM (r46W7)

70 gourmand du jour: "First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people."

I recall a video maybe a year or two ago. It documented their resilience after an earthquake. Anyhoo, a nice, two-lane road had split lengthwise for some distance. Like a several foot vertical drop dozens of feet long. They had it repaired for business like nothing had happened within hours. This wasn't a dirt road. It was blacktop. All nice and pretty and stable again in an afternoon. Amazing when there's the will.

Such a different culture. Still very militaristic, orderly.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 21, 2022 08:05 PM (aXxgO)

71 Nolong drive tomorrow for work but still bed time
Everyone have a great evening

Posted by: Skip at June 21, 2022 08:05 PM (2JoB8)

72 When my Dad was in the hospital one time, a japanese physical therapist came to see him. He said, "You're Japanese? I occupied you country!"...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:05 PM (ynpvh)

73 The praying mantis on the left has a super cheesy smile.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at June 21, 2022 08:07 PM (eGTCV)

74 62 My Dad was an interpreter in the Army during WW2 (Finnish). When his services in that capacity were no longer needed, he was transferred to the Veterinary Corps as an inspector, food and field equipment, and ended up in Japan on occupation duty. One thing he told me that stood out was the number of US personnel roaming around Hiroshima and Nagasaki unprotected.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 21, 2022 08:07 PM (lz5hY)

75 69 In AP history class, I wrote a paper on the Japs in WWII. I concluded that they were the only enemy in US history who deserved our respect (aside from our own rebels).

to make a fine distinction, I would say that the Wehrmacht (regular army, NOT the SS and NOT the nazis) also deserved respect. They were a determined and tenacious enemy who made us pay dearly for the ground we took.

I cannot think of any islamic army over the last 700 years that deserves anything but contempt.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:05 PM (r46W7)

Remember watching "Baa Baa Blacksheep" with Robert Conrad...Muslim version would be very different...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:08 PM (ynpvh)

76 Then again they have meetings to decide what to talk about at the meeting on Monday like every Monday to talk about the next meeting.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 21, 2022 07:59 PM (IEa8U)

Dilbert was a serial documentary.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:08 PM (PiwSw)

77 57 First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people.
Posted by: gourmand du jour

Then again they have meetings to decide what to talk about at the meeting on Monday like every Monday to talk about the next meeting.
======
Those who think American political and corporate bureaucracy is tedious and time-filling to an annoying extent will be floored by the Japanese equivalent. The pernicious native habit of discovering and adhering to The One True Way to accomplish a task doesn't help either.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (W+kMI)

78 74 62 My Dad was an interpreter in the Army during WW2 (Finnish). When his services in that capacity were no longer needed, he was transferred to the Veterinary Corps as an inspector, food and field equipment, and ended up in Japan on occupation duty. One thing he told me that stood out was the number of US personnel roaming around Hiroshima and Nagasaki unprotected.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 21, 2022 08:07 PM (lz5hY)

My Dad told me a bunch of the guys were headed there to see the destruction. My Dad had seen enough war and opted out. Good move on his part.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (ynpvh)

79 >>> The praying mantis on the left has a super cheesy smile.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, at June 21, 2022 08:07 PM (eGTCV)


He just farted. Silently though so the one on the right doesn't know yet. But he will soon.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (0fVbu)

80 Regimented, overly ordered cultures are not to be admired or respected. There's a reason we used to be exceptional - we weren't insects or automatons.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (oWBc3)

81 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (pTyJa)

82 'Night Skip !

Posted by: JT at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (arJlL)

83 61 Divorce in Ghana. Judge rules that wife gets the real estate and husband gets the house apparently thinking that since the house could not be removed from the real estate, wife would get both. Husband had a different idea.

https://www.itemfix.com/v?t=1dtb54
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 21, 2022 08:01 PM (FVME7)

reminds of a story from my wife's family, of her great grandfather - a notoriously cranky German immigrant named Schneider, who was actually the brother of the man who Snyder, Texas, was named for. Anyway he owned a building in partnership with another man, who had a big fight with. So Great Grandaddy Schneider got out a handsaw and spent an entire week sawing the wooden building perfectly in half, and then he hooked up a team of horses and dragged his half off.

The kind of man who, once something got in his head, ain't nothing gonna stop him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:10 PM (r46W7)

84
- "devil's toothpaste" -
-
Just so you know "devil's toothpaste" was invented at Chipotle's.

Posted by: some random Cartman at June 21, 2022 08:10 PM (NTUk0)

85 Hiya TonyPete !

How are your travels ?

Posted by: JT at June 21, 2022 08:10 PM (arJlL)

86 Regimented, overly ordered cultures are not to be admired or respected. There's a reason we used to be exceptional - we weren't insects or automatons.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (oWBc3)
***

Running a country be easy as riding a bike!

Oh.
Wait.

Never mind.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:11 PM (anj39)

87 One thing he told me that stood out was the number of US personnel roaming around Hiroshima and Nagasaki unprotected.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

No GI sized condoms at the PX?

Posted by: Tonypete at June 21, 2022 08:11 PM (pTyJa)

88 gourmand du jour: "First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people."

The first time I went there, less than ten years ago, I was surprised they got as far as they did.

Those people - the Japanese - have absolutely positively ZERO initiative. They do as they are told, and nothing more.

There is no, zero, nada, zilch, nyet, creativity amongst them. It's all done by consensus. Nothing of significance gets done by consensus.

Their best trait is being managers, as long as they have better talent as technicians and tradesmen to supervise. Which they do not have.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:11 PM (pengW)

89 My Step-Dad was a Marine in WWII. He was with the 6th Marines at Okinawan. He hated the Japanese so much he wouldn't eat rice.

Posted by: Javems at June 21, 2022 08:11 PM (AmoqO)

90 87 One thing he told me that stood out was the number of US personnel roaming around Hiroshima and Nagasaki unprotected.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

No GI sized condoms at the PX?

Posted by: Tonypete at June 21, 2022 08:11 PM (pTyJa)

Visiting a nuke site didn't do those involved in "The Conqueror" any good; at least half the folks died of cancer, including John Wayne.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:12 PM (ynpvh)

91 89 My Step-Dad was a Marine in WWII. He was with the 6th Marines at Okinawan. He hated the Japanese so much he wouldn't eat rice.
Posted by: Javems at June 21, 2022 08:11 PM (AmoqO)


Did he have intact shins?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:12 PM (PiwSw)

92
Watching the Hound Group at Westminster.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2022 08:12 PM (/U27+)

93 One thing he told me that stood out was the number of US personnel roaming around Hiroshima and Nagasaki unprotected.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

If the GIs were all to leave at the same time, the Japanese might get nervous.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 21, 2022 08:13 PM (ybIRR)

94 Evenin'

https://youtu.be/ZCOSPtyZAPA

(sips beer)

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 21, 2022 08:13 PM (sAmhv)

95 The kind of man who, once something got in his head, ain't nothing gonna stop him.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:10 PM (r46W7)


Good thing they didn't fall in love with the same woman.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:13 PM (anj39)

96 87 Ah, Tonypete, I saw that coming the instant I hit post.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 21, 2022 08:14 PM (lz5hY)

97 Went to the doctor today (St Joseph's Urgent Care- they even had a Crucifix in the waiting room! Yay!) They did an ECG/EKG and it was 'great'. She listened to my breathing and that was fine. Right now the leading possibilities for the intermittent pressure in my chest is gastritis or an Hiatal(sp?) Hernia or an ulcer. They had me go give a blood sample to check for H Pylori and I am not sure the nice lady who was taking the blood samples knew what she was doing. Had to dig around a bit to find the vein.

I had another Lynchian dream on Sunday morning and woke up with a lot of chest pressure and it rattled me enough to go to the doctor.

No prayers, please, I am doing fine.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:14 PM (08ncd)

98
Regimented, overly ordered cultures are not to be admired or respected. There's a reason we used to be exceptional - we weren't insects or automatons.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (oWBc3)

In general? Sure.

But in war? The Japs were formidable. People talk about the Russians and Germans fighting it out against large disadvantages in materiele - but, the Japs had *practically nothing* and they battled it out to the bitterest end on nothing but guts. Ferocious.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:14 PM (IXpV7)

99 JT - we are having a ball. Beautiful scenery everywhere. Meeting with the realtor in the morning.

Gas is cheaper in VA and TN than in OH. Thanks DeWiner!!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 21, 2022 08:15 PM (pTyJa)

100 >>> Those who think American political and corporate bureaucracy is tedious and time-filling to an annoying extent will be floored by the Japanese equivalent. The pernicious native habit of discovering and adhering to The One True Way to accomplish a task doesn't help either.
Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (W+kMI)


There's an increasing tendency towards this here. More and more people want to sit around and talk about how to do things and lay out the one grand method to do things. Some times that's needed but then they'll want to talk about how to talk about how to do things. And have meetings and reach a consensus. No great things were ever accomplished in this way. And more often than not people who actually do things will have to bust butt to make up for all the time waisted on planning your planning planning.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 08:15 PM (0fVbu)

101 Seems monkeys have paramedics

Posted by: Skip at June 21, 2022 07:40 PM (2JoB

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Probably would have gone through a door to rescue their kids, too.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 08:15 PM (ptqGC)

102 First and only time my Dad visited Japan, they had just been defeated (his troop transport was on it's way from the Philippines and didn't find out until he was there).
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My uncle saw them twice. Once in Pearl Harbor and once in the Battle for Saipan. He carried a chunk of shrapnel in his leg the rest of his life. Not so submissive back then.

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2022 08:16 PM (+ya+t)

103 98
Regimented, overly ordered cultures are not to be admired or respected. There's a reason we used to be exceptional - we weren't insects or automatons.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 21, 2022 08:09 PM (oWBc3)

In general? Sure.

But in war? The Japs were formidable. People talk about the Russians and Germans fighting it out against large disadvantages in materiele - but, the Japs had *practically nothing* and they battled it out to the bitterest end on nothing but guts. Ferocious.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:14 PM (IXpV7)

They had built up there navy beyond what treaties had allowed.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:16 PM (ynpvh)

104 I had another Lynchian dream on Sunday morning and woke up with a lot of chest pressure and it rattled me enough to go to the doctor.

No prayers, please, I am doing fine.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:14 PM (08ncd)

Did they rule out costochondritis? That one is benign, but it hurts a lot.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:16 PM (PiwSw)

105 My Step-Dad was a Marine in WWII. He was with the 6th Marines at Okinawan. He hated the Japanese so much he wouldn't eat rice.
Posted by: Javems at June 21, 2022 08:11 PM (AmoqO)


Same with my father-in-law. Till the day he died.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:17 PM (anj39)

106 But in war? The Japs were formidable.

They took the first punch, missed (the carriers), took another punch (Midway), missed, and it didn't matter more than six months either way based upon the number of carriers that were in production.

And that was all while being the second front, even though they kicked off the war.

They're not war-winners. Not by a long shot.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:17 PM (pengW)

107 104 I had another Lynchian dream on Sunday morning and woke up with a lot of chest pressure and it rattled me enough to go to the doctor.

No prayers, please, I am doing fine.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:14 PM (08ncd)

Did they rule out costochondritis? That one is benign, but it hurts a lot.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:16 PM (PiwSw)

Every time my wife visits Costco and I see the bill...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:18 PM (ynpvh)

108 106 But in war? The Japs were formidable.

They took the first punch, missed (the carriers), took another punch (Midway), missed, and it didn't matter more than six months either way based upon the number of carriers that were in production.

And that was all while being the second front, even though they kicked off the war.

They're not war-winners. Not by a long shot.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:17 PM (pengW)

With the exception of WWII, historically the did pretty good at home.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:18 PM (ynpvh)

109
They had built up there navy beyond what treaties had allowed.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:16 PM (ynpvh)

True. But Jap troops were consistently shocked by big revelations like that the Americans had foil-wrapped gum. Foil.

They had critical shortages of every metal, most especially aluminum/bauxite, and we wrapping our fuckin' gum in the stuff.

These were people who lived and fought on handfuls of rice.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:19 PM (IXpV7)

110 Aetius, Ok, no prayers but I'll throw a little salt over my shoulder to ward off bad spirits.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 08:19 PM (mzo+3)

111 Did they rule out costochondritis? That one is benign, but it hurts a lot.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:16 PM (PiwSw)

Looking at the symptoms, I do not have any issues breathing. Physical activity (heavy breathing) actually seems to make it better.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:19 PM (08ncd)

112 109
They had built up there navy beyond what treaties had allowed.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:16 PM (ynpvh)

True. But Jap troops were consistently shocked by big revelations like that the Americans had foil-wrapped gum. Foil.

They had critical shortages of every metal, most especially aluminum/bauxite, and we wrapping our fuckin' gum in the stuff.

These were people who lived and fought on handfuls of rice.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:19 PM (IXpV7)

And rubber. (not the condom type...)

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:19 PM (ynpvh)

113 110 Aetius, Ok, no prayers but I'll throw a little salt over my shoulder to ward off bad spirits.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 08:19 PM (mzo+3)

Thanks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:20 PM (08ncd)

114 With the exception of WWII, historically the did pretty good at home.

I also do pretty good inside my house - when I'm the biggest man in the building.

When the Japanese enter the open league, they lose. Pure and simple.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:20 PM (pengW)

115 Given that chimps have known anger issues, what with the biting off of faces and genitalia, I wonder if it's a good idea to give them alcohol.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 21, 2022 08:21 PM (/NCI4)

116 -
he was transferred to the Veterinary Corps as an inspector, food and field equipment, and ended up in Japan on occupation duty. One thing he told me that stood out was the number of US personnel roaming around Hiroshima and Nagasaki unprotected.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, -
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Subjugation of a regimented society generally occurs quickly.

Posted by: irright at June 21, 2022 08:21 PM (NTUk0)

117 114 With the exception of WWII, historically the did pretty good at home.

I also do pretty good inside my house - when I'm the biggest man in the building.

When the Japanese enter the open league, they lose. Pure and simple.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:20 PM (pengW)

Well, hopefully they can hold the line with regards to the CCP. Those fuckers are looking for trouble.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:21 PM (ynpvh)

118 When the Japanese enter the open league, they lose. Pure and simple.
Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:20 PM (pengW)

They did wreck the Russians in... early 1910/11/12? When the hell was that?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:21 PM (08ncd)

119 101 Seems monkeys have paramedics

Posted by: Skip at June 21, 2022 07:40 PM (2JoB

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Probably would have gone through a door to rescue their kids, too.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 08:15 PM (ptqGC)

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As opposed to the Uvalde 'chim-pansies'

Posted by: 496 at June 21, 2022 08:22 PM (U1eOr)

120 118 When the Japanese enter the open league, they lose. Pure and simple.
Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:20 PM (pengW)

They did wreck the Russians in... early 1910/11/12? When the hell was that?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:21 PM (08ncd)

Naval superiority. Knowledge of the theatre of naval combat.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:22 PM (ynpvh)

121 80 Regimented, overly ordered cultures are not to be admired or respected. There's a reason we used to be exceptional - we weren't insects or automatons.
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I've been long accustomed to the Japanese views of their own society via anime and manga. I would say that on the whole the Japanese people like their cooperative and conformist society and celebrate all its benefits. However, there can be a lot of passive resistance to a decision that comes from outside the group or doesn't take local conditions and preferences into account. And every now and then a true individual steps forwards and really causes a commotion! Still, the last two generations of Japanese aren't as fixatedly Neo-Confucian as their Showa Era forerunners. They are more individual on personal matters, and are more likely to give an opinion, regardless of it being properly conformist.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:22 PM (W+kMI)

122
They did wreck the Russians in... early 1910/11/12? When the hell was that?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:21 PM (08ncd)

1905. Battle of Tsushima Strait. In many ways, the death knell of the Romanovs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:22 PM (IXpV7)

123 Sorry, Russo-Japanese War. 1904-5.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:23 PM (08ncd)

124 But in war? The Japs were formidable. People talk about the Russians and Germans fighting it out against large disadvantages in materiele - but, the Japs had *practically nothing* and they battled it out to the bitterest end on nothing but guts. Ferocious.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:14 PM (IXpV7)

Japan, stemming from the Bushido ethic, was a military Honor culture, as were almost all of the most formidable of the ancient warriors. There's almost no motivation more powerful than that for warriors who have been trained from birth that that their Honor is far more important than anything else, including life itself. These are the men who will fight to the death with all the strength they have, even if they know the cause is lost. This kind of men are always the most formidable warriors one can face.

One of my reasons for my disgust with islamic culture is that, stemming from the teachings in the Koran, the entire culture has no concept of personal honor whatsoever. They can fight well as long as things look good; but when events turn against them, the entire army will throw down their weapons and run away as fast as they can.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:23 PM (r46W7)

125 Hey.

Back.

Again.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Feed Your Rage Energy Drinks 50% Off at The Outrage Outlet! at June 21, 2022 08:23 PM (GA/zj)

126 These were people who lived and fought on handfuls of rice.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:19 PM (IXpV7)


Spoiler Alert - fighting on a handful of rice, and losing, doesn't make you tougher than the big dude that just ate a stake and beat your ass. Might make you easier to throw in a hole, though.

Doing less with less is just that. Doing less with less. That's not a winning strategy.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:23 PM (pengW)

127 Ben Had, you might find this interesting. Also others that like a wee dram now and then.

https://is.gd/alFLJI

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:23 PM (PiwSw)

128 They did wreck the Russians in... early 1910/11/12? When the hell was that?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 21, 2022 08:21 PM (08ncd)

1904-1905.

Posted by: WiNO at June 21, 2022 08:23 PM (EpDzw)

129 If anyone is interested, reading this today where the socialist accidently makes a brilliant point. Under proportional represention it is the centrists who have to reign in the left not the right. Left can't destroy centrists because then they would lose power to us and we of course are Hitler.

Let's be frank we have wholly failed to reign in the left. Our fighting them has only made them more extreme and conniving. Wore us out with nothing to show for it. Just look at abortion where we have more extreme leftwing abortion laws then all the far left Europeon governments.

Google: current affairs proportional representation

Posted by: Shiggz at June 21, 2022 08:24 PM (0SrVS)

130 46 OT-Here is a picture of the type of lovely butterfly I saw on my walk on Saturday-a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It made me happy to see it:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8v4ura
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 21, 2022 07:56 PM (FZ2cV)


If one squints and tilts the head just the right way, then one can kinda sorta make out some cleavage. Thumbs up!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik [DHS Verdict: MDM] at June 21, 2022 08:24 PM (DTX3h)

131 They had critical shortages of every metal, most especially aluminum/bauxite, and we wrapping our fuckin' gum in the stuff.

These were people who lived and fought on handfuls of rice.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:19 PM (IXpV7)
***

Met a german gentleman when I was stationed in Augsburg. He was captured about a month after D Day. He said he and some others were set down in a field for several hours waiting for transports and he did nothing but watch truck after truck roll past. He said he knew then the war was lost. They had no logistics like that.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:25 PM (anj39)

132 And every now and then a true individual steps forwards and really causes a commotion!

You're welcome.

Posted by: Yoko Ono at June 21, 2022 08:25 PM (/NCI4)

133 I don't think my uncle ever got over moms dragging kids over that cliff on Saipan because the Jap army convinced them American Marines would eat them. I got a few stories out of him over a bottle but I'm sorry I made him remember.

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2022 08:27 PM (+ya+t)

134 >>>Literally cramming passengers into a Japanese train.

I feel a panic attack coming on just watching the video.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 21, 2022 08:27 PM (hVqGz)

135 Met a german gentleman when I was stationed in Augsburg. He was captured about a month after D Day. He said he and some others were set down in a field for several hours waiting for transports and he did nothing but watch truck after truck roll past. He said he knew then the war was lost. They had no logistics like that.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:25 PM (anj39)

A German journalist interviewed some German soldiers after the war. He was specifically talking to them about D-Day. A common statement from the ones captured was that everything was mechanized and there were no horses. It caused them to realize they were outclassed in material.

Posted by: WiNO at June 21, 2022 08:28 PM (EpDzw)

136 https://is.gd/alFLJI

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes,

I don't agree with the flavor profiles. None say peat bog, or sour ass... and there are some whiskies with those distinct profiles!

Posted by: MkY at June 21, 2022 08:28 PM (cPGH3)

137 130 46 OT-Here is a picture of the type of lovely butterfly I saw on my walk on Saturday-a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It made me happy to see it:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8v4ura
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 21, 2022 07:56 PM (FZ2cV)

I love those! One of the most enjoyable moments for me in my back yard was when I was lucky enough to see a luna moth coming out of it's chrysalis - and I had never seen one in my yard before! Those creatures are so gorgeous, they look like something God designed just for fun.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:29 PM (r46W7)

138 If we hadn't forced Japan to open up circa 1866, they'd have been way behind the power curve for a long time.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2022 08:29 PM (KAi1n)

139 I don't agree with the flavor profiles. None say peat bog, or sour ass... and there are some whiskies with those distinct profiles!
Posted by: MkY at June 21, 2022 08:28 PM (cPGH3)

I think that would be "smoky" or "medicinal".

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:30 PM (PiwSw)

140 It's a matter of real military interest what would have happened if the Japanese army and navy had worked together, instead of behaving like homicidal mean girls.

Posted by: Yoko Ono at June 21, 2022 08:30 PM (/NCI4)

141 https://is.gd/alFLJI

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:23 PM (PiwSw)

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That was interesting. I had to look up Ardbeg - it's the only scotch that literally buckled the knees of everyone I've seen try it. Seriously, you feel it in the knees first. Woof. It's like drinking a burning tire.

Posted by: 496 at June 21, 2022 08:30 PM (U1eOr)

142 My old man would not buy a jap car until the 1990s
Bought German cars in 80s

Last American car was a 83 Oldsmobile he bought new and took it to dealer like 20 times in 24 months

Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at June 21, 2022 08:31 PM (njInY)

143
He said he and some others were set down in a field for several hours waiting for transports and he did nothing but watch truck after truck roll past. He said he knew then the war was lost. They had no logistics like that.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:25 PM (anj39)

___________

All of them had to be designed, built and shipped to the ETO. In 1939 we had no army, no air corps, a badly balanced navy, no defense industry and no shipping. In the end, we built so many ships we had trouble manning them. And sending 18 million tons of Lend-Lease to the Russians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 21, 2022 08:31 PM (/U27+)

144 I don't agree with the flavor profiles. None say peat bog, or sour ass... and there are some whiskies with those distinct profiles!

They left out the all-important "ashtray full of 3-day old butts". And yes, that's my preference.

Posted by: Yoko Ono at June 21, 2022 08:31 PM (/NCI4)

145 It's a matter of real military interest what would have happened if the Japanese army and navy had worked together, instead of behaving like homicidal mean girls.

Posted by: Yoko Ono at June 21, 2022 08:30 PM (/NCI4)


If they'd have been able to sit at a table and listen to each other, the admiral educated at UCLA would have convinced them to stand down.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:31 PM (pengW)

146
If we hadn't forced Japan to open up circa 1866, they'd have been way behind the power curve for a long time.
Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2022 08:29 PM (KAi1n)

Another reason I think Meiji Japan was a fascinating thing. A power-shift in government, followed by a simple, top-down command to completely alter the entire society... and it worked. Three generations later, it was menacing the entire global order.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:32 PM (IXpV7)

147 It's like drinking a burning tire.
Posted by: 496

I'll take a few fingers of that!

Posted by: Zombie Winnie Mandella at June 21, 2022 08:33 PM (pTyJa)

148 That was interesting. I had to look up Ardbeg - it's the only scotch that literally buckled the knees of everyone I've seen try it. Seriously, you feel it in the knees first. Woof. It's like drinking a burning tire.

I started with Ardbeg, Talisker, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin. Interestingly (to me), I like Balvenie Doublewood.

Ardbeg usually tastes tinny and metallic to me, but their Corryvreckan is quite good.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 21, 2022 08:34 PM (/NCI4)

149 Those crazy Japs!

I had a herd of 4 armadillos moving thru just the other day. Surprised me when I saw them moving thru the brush digging for bugs. Looked like little tanks on maneuvers.

Totally ignored me.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 21, 2022 08:34 PM (R/m4+)

150 Shadout Mapes, I gave a confirmed Irish drinker a taste of Watershed. They threw the Irish out.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 08:34 PM (mzo+3)

151 one way our ability to innovate paid off - Higgins boats ended up being the backbone of every amphibious assault we made in that war. Designed by some cajun who was used to messing around with pirot's in the bayou.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:35 PM (r46W7)

152 moms dragging kids over that cliff on Saipan because the Jap army convinced them American Marines would eat them.

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Don't give Biden any ideas!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 21, 2022 08:35 PM (FVME7)

153 A power-shift in government, followed by a simple, top-down command to completely alter the entire society... and it worked.

It worked again under MacArthur. The Japs were a beaten people, and as per the title of the excellent book, Embraced Defeat.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 21, 2022 08:36 PM (/NCI4)

154 Ha! The whole restaurant is singing along to American Pie. Lively crowd tonight and the grits are great.
Posted by: Beartooth at June 21, 2022 07:48 PM (Tofr5)
~~~~~

It's almost impossible NOT to sing along to American Pie, right?!

Posted by: IrishEi at June 21, 2022 08:36 PM (VhE0u)

155 I don't agree with the flavor profiles. None say peat bog, or sour ass... and there are some whiskies with those distinct profiles!

They left out the all-important "ashtray full of 3-day old butts". And yes, that's my preference.
Posted by: Yoko Ono at June 21, 2022 08:31 PM (/NCI4)
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But do not overlook a 12 year single malt made from the crystal clear waters of the Highlands and grains smoked with the gentle firs of he finest peat.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:36 PM (anj39)

156 They left out the all-important "ashtray full of 3-day old butts". And yes, that's my preference.
Posted by: Yoko Ono

I think that's "old socks" on the chart.

Posted by: MkY at June 21, 2022 08:36 PM (cPGH3)

157 uh oh :

"Senators say agreement on gun violence compromise is at hand...

The legislation would toughen background checks for the youngest firearms buyers, require more sellers to conduct background checks and beef up penalties on gun traffickers. It also would disburse money to states and communities aimed at improving school safety and mental health initiatives.

Resolving the two final hurdles that delayed an accord since last week, the bill would prohibit romantic partners convicted of domestic violence and not married to their victim from getting firearms..."

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 08:38 PM (V13WU)

158 Ardbeg usually tastes tinny and metallic to me, but their Corryvreckan is quite good.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 21, 2022 08:34 PM (/NCI4)

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Even Chivas is a tad too peaty for me. It is beyond amazing to me that you, or anyone else, like that. Good for you though - you can have mine!

Posted by: 496 at June 21, 2022 08:38 PM (U1eOr)

159
Another thing about Meiji Japan I always thought was interesting, was that they basically put out an RFP to Western states to provide a model for organization of their Army. Unsurprisingly, they opted for the Prussians. They modeled their Army on the Prussians, and then they modeled much of their society on that Army. Just like the Junckers did.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:39 PM (IXpV7)

160 138 If we hadn't forced Japan to open up circa 1866, they'd have been way behind the power curve for a long time.
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If Commodore Perry hadn't forced the Tokugawa Shogunate to open Japanese ports to foreign trade in 1853, they wouldn't have collectively realized as a nation how large, powerful, and frightening the rest of the world was in proportion to them. Perry's powerful and high-handed tone, supported by the cannons of his steam warships, convinced many Japanese people whose opinion mattered that Japan should modernize very quickly! If their view hadn't prevailed, Japanese would've been forcibly incorporated into either the British or French empires about 1870.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:39 PM (W+kMI)

161 a lot of hurdles on legitimate gun purchases and gun purchasers and owners..nothing to prevent gang-bangers from obtaining guns

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 08:40 PM (V13WU)

162 Grits ain't groceries.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 21, 2022 08:40 PM (vuisn)

163 My go-to scotch is Glenmorangie.
Perfection in a glass.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:40 PM (anj39)

164 Elon Musk funny...

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/
1539292625433501702

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 21, 2022 08:40 PM (yikp0)

165 Ben Had,
Sent you an email as promised this morning. C is doing much better today. Thank you all for the kind prayers.

Xo

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 21, 2022 08:41 PM (8gXYW)

166 Resolving the two final hurdles that delayed an accord since last week, the bill would prohibit romantic partners convicted of domestic violence and not married to their victim from getting firearms..."

Congrats Millennial Men - that side piece just gained some leverage. And don't bullshit yourselves, they know it. And not even your majestic neck beard will stop it.

Meh - what do I care ? It's Millennials and younger. They deserve it.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 21, 2022 08:42 PM (pengW)

167 162 Grits ain't groceries.
Posted by: Dr. Varno

Eggs ain't poultry

And Mona Lisa was a man.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 21, 2022 08:42 PM (8gXYW)

168 149 Those crazy Japs!

I had a herd of 4 armadillos moving thru just the other day. Surprised me when I saw them moving thru the brush digging for bugs. Looked like little tanks on maneuvers.

Totally ignored me.
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Here at Little Oaxaca on the Miami in SW Ohio we have no armadillos. (Yet.) We have raccoons and opossums and overly familiar squirrels, but no armadillos.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:42 PM (W+kMI)

169 a lot of hurdles on legitimate gun purchases and gun purchasers and owners..nothing to prevent gang-bangers from obtaining guns
Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 08:40 PM (V13WU)

I wonder if any of those assholes inside the beltway ven understand the term "infringed."

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:44 PM (anj39)

170 It's almost impossible NOT to sing along to American Pie, right?!
Posted by: IrishEi


Well. Um. Sure, if you say so.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 21, 2022 08:44 PM (8gXYW)

171
I can't wait to see how much of the store was given away by the GOP this time tomorrow.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:45 PM (IXpV7)

172 One day building a tiny car from staples is going to save my life.

Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 21, 2022 08:45 PM (LRhmV)

173 Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:29 PM (r46W7)

How cool for you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 21, 2022 08:45 PM (FZ2cV)

174 172 One day building a tiny car from staples is going to save my life.

Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 21, 2022 08:45 PM (LRhmV)

If I'm ever enslaved in a Chinese staple factory...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:46 PM (ynpvh)

175 161 a lot of hurdles on legitimate gun purchases and gun purchasers and owners..nothing to prevent gang-bangers from obtaining guns
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There never is any such prevention, runner. The soft bigotry of low expectations aside, nothing will be done because criminals never legally purchase firearms! They steal them, take them from friends/family who have them, or buy them from black market dealers, by which I mean organized crime syndicates. That is why "gun control" means exactly what it says...control of average American citizens. The self-described elites who live sheltered by bodyguards and police forces that won't take forty minutes to render assistance will destroy any criminal gang that becomes too inconvenient, or simply shrug and invisibly wall off the ghettos and barrios.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:47 PM (W+kMI)

176 3 I am so tired of the gheyz. Not we have ghey praying mantises.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 21, 2022 07:29 PM (c8pZY)

Would they eat each other's heads off?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:48 PM (ynpvh)

177
Lindsay Graham didn't give you your guns. You shouldn't have them. Unless you're shooting another rube in the back for his amusement, then it's cool.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 08:50 PM (IXpV7)

178 >>> It's almost impossible NOT to sing along to American Pie, right?!
Posted by: IrishEi


Well. Um. Sure, if you say so.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 21, 2022 08:44 PM (8gXYW)


One could always hum.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 08:50 PM (0fVbu)

179 170 It's almost impossible NOT to sing along to American Pie, right?!
Posted by: IrishEi

Well. Um. Sure, if you say so.
=====
So my, my, this here Anakin guy
Someday later may be Vader now he's just a small fry.
And this cute little boy kissed his mommy goodbye
Saying, "soon I'm gonna be a Jedi."
"Soon I'm going to be a Jedi."

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:51 PM (W+kMI)

180 Balvenie Doublewood= nectar.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 08:51 PM (mzo+3)

181 Lindsay Graham never did a single thing for me. Actors all.

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2022 08:52 PM (+ya+t)

182 180 Balvenie Doublewood= nectar.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 08:51 PM (mzo+3)

I'm going to try to find that tomorrow.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 21, 2022 08:52 PM (PiwSw)

183 181 Lindsay Graham never did a single thing for me. Actors all.

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2022 08:52 PM (+ya+t)

Well, honestly, I DON'T want what he wants to do to me either...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 21, 2022 08:52 PM (ynpvh)

184 The Uvalde police chief who gave the stand down order is a Biden and Beto donor. And suddenly everything begins to make sense.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 08:53 PM (ptqGC)

185 >>> Lindsay Graham never did a single thing for me. Actors all.
Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2022 08:52 PM (+ya+t)


I'd still like to know what it is he's doing for SC that keeps people voting for him. Does he have people killing off possible primary opponents?

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 08:54 PM (0fVbu)

186 183 181 Lindsay Graham never did a single thing for me. Actors all.

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2022 08:52 PM (+ya+t)

oz never did give nothin' to the tin man
that he didn't, that he didn't already have

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 21, 2022 08:54 PM (r46W7)

187 Well, honestly, I DON'T want what he wants to do to me either...

Its getting done to all of us.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 08:55 PM (89T5c)

188 I've got a bottle of Highland Park 34 y.o. No idea what it tastes like and not planning to find out anytime soon.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 21, 2022 08:55 PM (KAi1n)

189 Balvenie Doublewood= nectar.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 08:51 PM (mzo+3)


This is known.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:56 PM (anj39)

190 And now for a feel-good Hollywood story! the acting career of Jack Palance, and how he once knocked out Marlon Brando.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_J7SRhjOVo

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:56 PM (W+kMI)

191 Gabriel Sterling is gloating that Vernon Jordan, who Trump supported, has been defeated by Mike Collins.

Keep it up, chubby lying RINO. You may not get karma in this life, but you will in the next.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 08:56 PM (ptqGC)

192 oz never did give nothin' to the tin man
that he didn't, that he didn't already have
-----
Well done!

Posted by: dartist at June 21, 2022 08:57 PM (+ya+t)

193 184 The Uvalde police chief who gave the stand down order is a Biden and Beto donor. And suddenly everything begins to make sense.
=====
Facts!

Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:57 PM (W+kMI)

194 Who is Gabriel Sterling and why do I care what he says?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 21, 2022 08:58 PM (KDTOA)

195 Well. Um. Sure, if you say so.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 21, 2022 08:44 PM (8gXYW)
~~~~~

Okay, so maybe after a beer or ten.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 21, 2022 08:59 PM (VhE0u)

196 GA election weasel who helped steal the election. Testified (lied) to the J6 hearing today.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 08:59 PM (ptqGC)

197 153 A power-shift in government, followed by a simple, top-down command to completely alter the entire society... and it worked.

It worked again under MacArthur. The Japs were a beaten people, and as per the title of the excellent book, Embraced Defeat.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 21, 2022 08:36 PM (/NCI4)

Japan has no "Medium" setting. You either have:
(1) Tea Ceremonies and Bonsai; or
(2) Raving Bushido and Banzai.

No middle, no regular masculinity, just wussies or whack-mobiles.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Feed Your Rage Energy Drinks 50% Off at The Outrage Outlet! at June 21, 2022 08:59 PM (GA/zj)

198 If this chubby Sterling guy is hated by the GA horde, I'll hate him, too.

Fuck it, throw him on the pile. Its getting huge.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 09:00 PM (89T5c)

199 Shadout Mapes, you will not be disappointed. A Moron introduced me to Balvenie and I am forever in his debt.

Laphroaig did a promotion a couple of years ago that you got ownership of a square of peat bog along with your purchase. I'm a landowner in Scotland!!!

Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 09:00 PM (mzo+3)

200 193 Posted by: exdem13 at June 21, 2022 08:57 PM (W+kMI)

Democrats create crises predicated on their own failures to enforce existing standards and use it to coerce more power.

Whole playbook damned near.

Posted by: sven at June 21, 2022 09:00 PM (Lzpvj)

201 31 First time I ever visited Japan (1981) I couldn't believe we defeated these people in WWII, because they are some very organized people

There simply weren't enough Japanese to do it, no matter how organized, fanatically self sacrificing, they were. And they were also trying to subdue China at the same time. I still think FDR manipulated them into war with the Allies by cutting off their supplies so that they had a choice of surrendering in six months or going for it. No country basically run by an autocratic military is just going to meekly pack it up and go home. FDR knew that, and he knew Hitler wasn't going to be attacking the US any time soon.

Posted by: azjaeger at June 21, 2022 09:01 PM (3/XaG)

202 Sadly the vast majority of Republicans are zombies who think oh he is a Republican from SC he must share my values as well, cuz I am a Republican from SC as well. Or TX or UT or OH or pick any state. Thats why these scumbags keep winning primaries.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 21, 2022 09:01 PM (KDTOA)

203 If this chubby Sterling guy is hated by the GA horde, I'll hate him, too.

Fuck it, throw him on the pile. Its getting huge.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 09:00 PM

He has a huge liberal fan base on Twitter, and loves to brag about his cooking skilz and post pictures. I hate that I knew him when he was younger and a decent person.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 09:02 PM (ptqGC)

204
I'd still like to know what it is he's doing for SC that keeps people voting for him. Does he have people killing off possible primary opponents?
Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 08:54 PM (0fVbu)

Until I see different, I'm going with "people in SC are dumbfucks." You vote for that lisping, butt-plundering sadist, and you get what you get.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:03 PM (IXpV7)

205 178 >>> It's almost impossible NOT to sing along to American Pie, right?!
Posted by: IrishEi

Well. Um. Sure, if you say so.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 21, 2022 08:44 PM (8gXYW)


One could always hum.
Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 08:50 PM (0fVbu)


Every time I read or hear the names Marx or Marks, or the word marks, my mind instantly de-rails to "And while Lenin read a book on Marx..." and it's an American Pie earworm for at least 15 minutes. Yow.

Posted by: First day of summer and it is already too damn hot at June 21, 2022 09:03 PM (AMIL/)

206 The Uvalde police chief who gave the stand down order is a Biden and Beto donor. And suddenly everything begins to make sense.
=====
Facts!
Posted by: exdem13

ATC was reading the future today when she mentioned justice. also earlier today, Mexicans are at your feet getting abused, until they aren't. this right here may be the lit fuse for the electric boogaloo.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 21, 2022 09:04 PM (UgAdJ)

207 Another Musk funny:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/
1539275446625476614

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 21, 2022 09:04 PM (yikp0)

208 I just looked up a pic of Sterling. He has eating skillz, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 09:04 PM (89T5c)

209 I kind of soured on Dream Theater some years ago, but Disappear is a beautiful song. From their Six Degrees of Inner Crapulence album.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trailer Trash Adjacent at June 21, 2022 09:04 PM (x8Wzq)

210 Jesse Watters showed Capitol video of a Dem operative defacing MTG's office door THREE TIMES. And the Capitol police are refusing to do anything.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 09:05 PM (ptqGC)

211 For a while every bum in N.O. would show up in the Quarter with a bucket to stand on, a can of metallic paint and become a "Statue". Avoided them like I do mimes. Haven't been down there in probably ten years.

Posted by: Javems at June 21, 2022 09:05 PM (AmoqO)

212 nurse, I am so glad that your son is feeling better. Talking to you always make my day brighter, luv.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 09:06 PM (mzo+3)

213 I just looked up a pic of Sterling. He has eating skillz, too.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 09:04 PM (89T5c)

His bio says he's a "foodie and cyclist." Lol.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 09:06 PM (ptqGC)

214 and loves to brag about his cooking skilz and post pictures



So he likes to suck cock?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 21, 2022 09:06 PM (KDTOA)

215 180 Balvenie Doublewood= nectar.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 08:51 PM (mzo+3)

Good choice. There was a time I could afford Abelour 16 but now I’ve given myself over to the Irish. Try Sexton.

Posted by: 7man at June 21, 2022 09:06 PM (qwO6y)

216 I am on lists, so I get a steady stream of texts from various Republicans all accusing each other of secretly being Swamp People and\or working for China. And the other ones don't love Trump as much as this one in the text does. Swearsies. Would a text lie to you? Bleccch

Posted by: azjaeger at June 21, 2022 09:06 PM (3/XaG)

217 Posted by: Archimedes at June 21, 2022 08:36 PM (/NCI4)

Japan has no "Medium" setting. You either have:
(1) Tea Ceremonies and Bonsai; or
(2) Raving Bushido and Banzai.

No middle, no regular masculinity, just wussies or whack-mobiles.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Feed Your Rage Energy Drinks 50% Off at The Outrage Outlet! at June 21, 2022 08:59 PM (GA/zj)
-------------------

It was written on another thread that they were accustomed to being led by war lords and they accepted MacArthur, who understood their customs, as the new War Lord.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2022 09:06 PM (LS1lz)

218 I wonder if any of those assholes inside the beltway ven understand the term "infringed."
Posted by: Diogenes at June 21, 2022 08:44 PM (anj39)


*deep sigh


Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 09:06 PM (V13WU)

219 He aint no cyclist.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 09:07 PM (89T5c)

220 He aint no cyclist.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 09:07 PM

He also ain't no "conservative."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 21, 2022 09:08 PM (ptqGC)

221 211 For a while every bum in N.O. would show up in the Quarter with a bucket to stand on, a can of metallic paint and become a "Statue". Avoided them like I do mimes. Haven't been down there in probably ten years.
Posted by: Javems at June 21, 2022 09:05 PM (AmoqO)

Same thing in Key West in Mallory Square or on Duval Street.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Feed Your Rage Energy Drinks 50% Off at The Outrage Outlet! at June 21, 2022 09:08 PM (GA/zj)

222
Until I see different, I'm going with "people in SC are dumbfucks." You vote for that lisping, butt-plundering sadist, and you get what you get.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:03 PM (IXpV7)

Are they any worse than Utah or Alaska or Texas voters?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 21, 2022 09:08 PM (KDTOA)

223 I'd like to try one of the fancy Glenmorangie sherry finish bottles. My favorite scotch to date has been Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Macallan, and Aberlour.


So two Islay, a highland, and a speyside.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 09:09 PM (0fVbu)

224 Cornyn has lost it.

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 09:09 PM (V13WU)

225 The new gun bill changes who needs to have a FFL to sell guns.

https://bit.ly/3NjlMus

Posted by: bonhomme at June 21, 2022 09:09 PM (i0wNm)

226
Ugh. I first saw those ridiculous human statue dorks in Europe, and then they started showing up here. WTF? Do something. A busker better be entertaining for his money.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:09 PM (IXpV7)

227 At one point, I was dating an Okinawan girl. A visiting Jap prof and the two of us were in a car, and he turned to her and apologized for what Japan did to Okinawa. That was nice of him.

Yet later, he told me that she wouldn't be able to go back to Japan because she'd been with a white guy.

They are a complex people, and by complex, I mean schizophrenic.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 21, 2022 09:10 PM (/NCI4)

228 I have not been on the 16th Street Mall in Denver for nearly a decade. Is Mike the Robot still there? Dude cracked me up. Seemed like a really cool guy. I had a theory that during the week he was like an engineer or an architect, and did the Mall thing on weekends. Or, maybe Michael Winslow.

*furrows brow*

Hmm.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trailer Trash Adjacent at June 21, 2022 09:10 PM (x8Wzq)

229 >>> I still think FDR manipulated them into war with the Allies by cutting off their supplies so that they had a choice of surrendering in six months or going for it.

No country basically run by an autocratic military is just going to meekly pack it up and go home. FDR knew that, and he knew Hitler wasn't going to be attacking the US any time soon.
Posted by: azjaeger
------------------------

That sounds familiar.
Is it possible that the same Entity directing the Obama and Biden administrations were directing FDR?

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2022 09:11 PM (LS1lz)

230
Who wants to see really old Sock-Making machines?

https://youtu.be/ofnI0E-8J7E?t=2233

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at June 21, 2022 09:11 PM (RTC/n)

231 If you don't like American Pie you're a commie. Or a sea otter. I forget which.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 21, 2022 09:12 PM (u73oe)

232
Are they any worse than Utah or Alaska or Texas voters?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 21, 2022 09:08 PM (KDTOA)

Maybe. Graham is particularly awful. I can't figure how people can reason their way into voting for him, particularly in a primary, but they do.

He's a weird fuckin' dungeon-queer who sells out his voters to the Dems with vigor. Don't ask me what's going on with that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:12 PM (IXpV7)

233 224 Cornyn has lost it.
Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 09:09 PM (V13WU)

Cruz just called Cornyn a terrorist

j/k

Posted by: REDACTED at June 21, 2022 09:12 PM (us2H3)

234 consequences of sticking your dick in crazy is about to get a lot more...onerous ...maybe there is a silver lining...

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 09:13 PM (V13WU)

235 I've helped someone with a non-motorized version of those sock machines. They are interesting but I'd rather just knit them by hand.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 21, 2022 09:13 PM (5HBd1)

236
I have not been on the 16th Street Mall in Denver for nearly a decade. Is Mike the Robot still there?

----

I haven't seen him in years. I think he's moved on. But he was totally awesome. Now, THAT guy could busk.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:14 PM (IXpV7)

237
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 21, 2022 09:14 PM (ENBF0)

238 I'm gonna take a nap

wake me when 10 dims senators come over to help the GOP something the GOP wants

Posted by: REDACTED at June 21, 2022 09:14 PM (us2H3)

239 >>> Laphroaig did a promotion a couple of years ago that you got ownership of a square of peat bog along with your purchase. I'm a landowner in Scotland!!!
Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 09:00 PM (mzo+3)


Oh yeah, I did that too. It was in the cardboard cylinder thing.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 09:14 PM (0fVbu)

240 Maybe. Graham is particularly awful. I can't figure how people can reason their way into voting for him, particularly in a primary, but they do.

He's a weird fuckin' dungeon-queer who sells out his voters to the Dems with vigor. Don't ask me what's going on with that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:12 PM (IXpV7)

SC has an open primary system and in the primary Graham typically gets the Charleston vote. It’s the dems general election.

Posted by: 7man at June 21, 2022 09:15 PM (qwO6y)

241 wake me when 10 dims senators come over to help the GOP something the GOP wants
Posted by: REDACTED at June 21, 2022 09:14 PM (us2H3

-------------

More than 10 of them are helping the GOP do exactly what they want.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 21, 2022 09:15 PM (u73oe)

242 I'm gonna take a nap

wake me when 10 dims senators come over to help the GOP something the GOP wants
Posted by: REDACTED at June 21, 2022 09:14 PM (us2H3)


right....

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 09:15 PM (V13WU)

243 They gave dems everything they wanted. But they will tell the rubes they saved their 2A rightts cuz 18 year olds can still buy guns. Yeah buy today get it taken away tomorrow because your gf or boss or neighbor says you look. Crazy.
Fuck the gop.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 21, 2022 09:15 PM (KDTOA)

244 cornyn and the rest of these corrupt fuckwits are probably being blackmailed.

Collins is just a Maine inbred retard.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 09:15 PM (89T5c)

245 7man, I have tried Irish but for me it has no complexity.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 09:16 PM (VrIP1)

246 Maybe. Graham is particularly awful. I can't figure how people can reason their way into voting for him, particularly in a primary, but they do.

He's a weird fuckin' dungeon-queer who sells out his voters to the Dems with vigor. Don't ask me what's going on with that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:12 PM (IXpV7)

well, I'm ready to replace him if you are tired of a RINO

Posted by: Nany Mace at June 21, 2022 09:16 PM (us2H3)

247 I think nurse's comment went over most people's... head.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 09:16 PM (0fVbu)

248 Same thing in Key West in Mallory Square or on Duval Street.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Feed Your Rage Energy Drinks 50% Off at The Outrage Outlet! at June 21, 2022 09:08 PM (GA/zj)

Never been down that way. Might have to give it a try. What time of year would be best? We are not sun people.

Posted by: Javems at June 21, 2022 09:16 PM (AmoqO)

249 they know that the push was timed to affect 2022, so they overreacted, because they are too old to think beyond what's for dinner

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 09:17 PM (V13WU)

250
SC has an open primary system

-----

Ah.

Now I see the picture. Sad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:18 PM (IXpV7)

251 247 I think nurse's comment went over most people's... head.

Blew right by me.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 21, 2022 09:18 PM (89T5c)

252 BELIEVE IT OR ONT!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 21, 2022 09:19 PM (kf6Ak)

253 banana dream,
Shhhh

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 21, 2022 09:19 PM (U2p+3)

254 Cruz just called Cornyn a terrorist

j/k
Posted by: REDACTED at June 21, 2022 09:12 PM (us2H3)

I had hope. For the briefest of moments.

Sad. Face.

Posted by: t_bodie - Lurker. Unless you are reading this. at June 21, 2022 09:19 PM (6jpby)

255 >>> Maybe. Graham is particularly awful. I can't figure how people can reason their way into voting for him, particularly in a primary, but they do.

He's a weird fuckin' dungeon-queer who sells out his voters to the Dems with vigor. Don't ask me what's going on with that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
-------------------------

It's simple, the local party bosses, assisted by the GOPe and COC assure that the other choice in the primary is of such stature that he will not be the choice.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 21, 2022 09:19 PM (LS1lz)

256 I'm gonna take a nap

wake me when 10 dims senators come over to help the GOP something the GOP wants
Posted by: REDACTED at June 21, 2022 09:14 PM (us2H3)


When we wake you you'll need to change your nic to Rip van Winkle.

Posted by: First day of summer and it is already too damn hot at June 21, 2022 09:19 PM (AMIL/)

257 245 7man, I have tried Irish but for me it has no complexity.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 09:16 PM (VrIP1)

I generally agree but if you get a chance Sexton might surprise you. Where I live a few of us old farts gather every week or two during the summer for a whiskey night. That’s how I got to enjoy sexton. Didn’t like the other Irish stuff like you said no complexity.

Posted by: 7man at June 21, 2022 09:19 PM (qwO6y)

258
I'd be interested to learn about the history of open-primary States. It's so obviously a terrible idea, that I'm curious to know what the original motivations/justifications for allowing people who aren't registered with your Party to vote on its internal affairs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 21, 2022 09:20 PM (IXpV7)

259 SERIOUS YOUSE GUYS
IT'S AN ONT!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 21, 2022 09:20 PM (kf6Ak)

260 banana Dream, if we have connecting parcels we can buy out half the bog!

Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 09:20 PM (VrIP1)

261 231 If you don't like American Pie you're a commie. Or a sea otter. I forget which.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 21, 2022 09:12 PM (u73oe)

A muskrat, which is the raccoon of the sea. Except it is in freshwater. And does not have a floofy tail.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Feed Your Rage Energy Drinks 50% Off at The Outrage Outlet! at June 21, 2022 09:22 PM (GA/zj)

262 WE ARE NOT READY !

Posted by: runner at June 21, 2022 09:23 PM (V13WU)

263 >>> banana Dream, if we have connecting parcels we can buy out half the bog!
Posted by: Ben Had at June 21, 2022 09:20 PM (VrIP1)


Definitely! Our kingdom. Just need a very small castle. That floats. A bouncy house castle!

Posted by: banana Dream at June 21, 2022 09:23 PM (0fVbu)

264 Never been down that way. Might have to give it a try. What time of year would be best? We are not sun people.
Posted by: Javems at June 21, 2022 09:16 PM (AmoqO)

Then winter. I went with some friends in late February because flights then were cheap and we had enough of Michigan Gray Skies. A long weekend was nice - being younger then we drank too much, but that wasn't a problem because the place is so small we could walk nearly everywhere tourister-ish like the lighthouse, the fort, and so on.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Feed Your Rage Energy Drinks 50% Off at The Outrage Outlet! at June 21, 2022 09:26 PM (GA/zj)

265 He's a weird fuckin' dungeon-queer
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Which color of stripe is that on the LGBTQQ+++ flag?

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