The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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America (and the rest of the West) should be proud of the incredible work that we have done over the last two generations to clean up our mess. We didn't pay much attention to pollution: in the air, in the water, on the land, and then in the 1970s our country noticed something...we were breathing dirty air and looking at garbage-strewn landscapes and oil-slicked rivers.

And we did something about it. America is far cleaner than it was 50 years ago, yet our standard of living has improved, and our consumption of the very things that caused that pollution has skyrocketed. How can that be?

We drill for oil and gas with minimal disruption of the ecosystem, and even in less enlightened parts of the world the technology is from the West, so it is reasonably clean.

Yet the insanity of the politically-inspired push for a "green" earth has unintended consequences that may dwarf those of the beginnings of the fossil fuel revolution. Consequences that are not just ecological, but geopolitical.

Report: China Destroying Myanmar with Rare Earth Mining for 'Green' Energy

Chinese-owned companies in Myanmar are allegedly responsible for illegal mining operations that are destroying the natural landscape of Myanmar's border region with China, local miners of dysprosium and terbium -- two heavy rare earth minerals used in clean energy products and smart electronics -- told the organization Global Witness for a report published on Tuesday.

Giving the evil regime that currently controls China a near monopoly on "vital" raw materials is politically insane, but it isn't even being driven by market pressures, rather it is a top-down push that eliminate the natural progression of new technologies. That pretty much guarantees sub-optimal results, as products are rushed to market without the risk of failure that a robust market economy injects into the rollout of every new product.

Couple that with the catastrophic damage to our environment caused by things like destructive mining for rare materials and the looming problems with the inability to recycle the huge quantities of battery waste, wind farm waste, and all of the other technologies associated with the "Green Revolution," and we have the distinct possibility that the earth is going to be a much dirtier place in another generation.

I'll take an oil pipeline running past my house any day over a bird-killing wind farm that is loud and ugly. I'll take an automobile powered with an internal combustion engine -- that burns amazingly clean -- any day over an electric vehicle with much less range, much more long-term maintenance costs, and the uncertainty of dealing with the significant amount of pollution it creates during manufacture and at the end of its service life.

If a free market economy, with the invisible hand of millions of decisions each day, decides that this vaunted "green revolution" is a good idea, then let it work its magic and create one. But doing this by government fiat is a guarantee that we will get the worst of all possible options.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 SPONGE!

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 11:00 AM (WhsXQ)

2 Howdy!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 11, 2022 11:01 AM (hht4k)

3 and first and second

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 11:01 AM (WhsXQ)

4 corgis called

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 11:01 AM (WhsXQ)

5 That monkey squicks me out every time I see it. Which is part of the point, I guess.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:02 AM (dNqv+)

6 Clean coal is not that hard, but China doesn't bother. And that does not mean burying the CO2, we can use more CO2 to help continue the Greening if Arid places on earth.

But yes to all cheap energy, stop the bird choppers.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 11, 2022 11:03 AM (Cus5s)

7 i just stuck another spike into my rubber turtle.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 11, 2022 11:03 AM (m7R0k)

8 Myanmar...

To lazy to look it up, and I'm too old to remember the old name.

Somebody hep me out, is it Burma?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 11, 2022 11:04 AM (BgMrQ)

9 The Econazis now wear suits and attend committee hearings.

Posted by: BignJames at August 11, 2022 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

10 My home town cleaned up quite a bit in the 1970s. Litter, for the most part, was a thing of the past. The "homeless" have brought it back, and it's far worse than it ever was before. But no one seems to care this time.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 11, 2022 11:04 AM (BJKQV)

11 It's clean, because it scours the rainforests clean.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:04 AM (ynpvh)

12 Yeah, the whole EVs run clean is complete bullshit and they know it. They processes used to manufacture them requires turning fertile, vibrant lands into an alien, toxic hellscape.

Might as well mine Venus for this shit. At least no one will care if you add a little more CO2 to the atmosphere there.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:05 AM (YIVH2)

13 Clean coal is not that hard, but China doesn't bother.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 11, 2022 11:03 AM (Cus5s)

Good point. We have enough coal for 1,000 years of energy generation, and we can burn it clean!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 11, 2022 11:05 AM (XIJ/X)

14 "I'll take an automobile powered with an internal combustion engine -- that burns amazingly clean -- any day over an electric vehicle with much less range, much more long-term maintenance costs, and the uncertainty of dealing with the significant amount of pollution it creates during manufacture and at the end of its service life."

I know that the EV vs. IC discussions are turning into the new version of longbows vs. crossbows, but it's pretty clear that if you want to buy a car that will protect the environment, you're much better off buying a used IC car than a new IC or an EV. If you want a car that doesn't emit nasty particulates and CO, an EV is just fine, although ICs have gotten a lot better.

YMMV, however.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 11, 2022 11:05 AM (jpLLS)

15 China's gonna' ruin the world before there's any sort of "green energy revolution."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 11:05 AM (BFigT)

16 Greenland!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (iKIZT)

17 (Willowed violist)
409 350
Well, how do you feel about a viola?
Posted by: Ciampino - a viola is better than a violin because it burns longer

An orchestra is on tour when the conductor is taken ill and rushed to the hospital.
No other conductor is available for a few weeks, but the first violist volunteers to conduct, as he's been with the orchestra for years and knows the score.
Management agrees to this and he fills in until a new conductor arrives.
Next concert, he returns to his chair.
The second violist says "Hey, dude! Where've you been?"

Posted by: sal at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (y40tE)

18 Econazis are looking for a final solution.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (FVME7)

19 Good morning all!
Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.

Posted by: Jmel at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (RWHIh)

20 13 Clean coal is not that hard, but China doesn't bother.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 11, 2022 11:03 AM (Cus5s)

Good point. We have enough coal for 1,000 years of energy generation, and we can burn it clean!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 11, 2022 11:05 AM (XIJ/X)

Worst part is that China's coal is dirtier than most (higher sulphur, mercury content). So if ANYONE should be using clean coal tech in should be the Chinese. Then again, they don't care.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM (ynpvh)

21 19 Good morning all!
Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.
Posted by: Jmel at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (RWHIh)

Hamlet requires some maturity to appreciate and one hell of a lead actor. Hope they have that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM (XvPQV)

22 >>Somebody hep me out, is it Burma?


It will alwyas be Burma, to me.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM (9X0eP)

23 "Green" has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with tyranny and graft. That's all.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM (906pl)

24 I'm sure Goldman Sachs and Blackrock could enforce the GND on behalf of their oligarchs. But it doesn't actually matter. The coming crisis in Europe will have historical impact, and I wouldn't be surprised if eco types were dragged from their homes and killed for it.

A future government must insist on either relaxing insane EPA standards, or refusing to trade with countries that don't make the pollution cut. Maybe a bit of both.

Posted by: trev006 at August 11, 2022 11:08 AM (3GXZD)

25 22 >>Somebody hep me out, is it Burma?


It will alwyas be Burma, to me.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM (9X0eP)

"China shaves Burma"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:08 AM (ynpvh)

26 Just wanted to note, I don't often get to read or comment on the morning threads here, but I did read JJ's write-up this morning, and wanted to commend him on a terrific job. Well written and clear and oh so right.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 11, 2022 11:08 AM (YV6PJ)

27 Yes, Myanmar is Burma.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:08 AM (MyP/f)

28 Somebody hep me out, is it Burma?

It Could Be We All Rave Buy Burma Shave

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (GwxCX)

29 A couple of points:

Our environment was cleaned up as a result of capitalism. The myth that environmentalism and capitalism cannot co-exist has been disproved. Capitalism is based on efficiency and pollution is a symptom of inefficiency.

Leftists embrace environmentalism, but not because they want to save the environment. They want to eliminate the middle class. That's what the Green New Deal is all about. Controlling the population, not the environment. The middle class is the best antidote to socialism. It is the enemy of communism. They use environmentalism to advance communism, not the environment.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (lf83v)

30 We knew global warming was a hoax back in the late 1970s. Yet funding has changed everything.

The scientific community is our most corrupt guild

Posted by: Regular joe at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (nnp+f)

31 The rich get richer
The poor get poorer

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (2cZG7)

32 >>If you want a car that doesn't emit nasty particulates ITSELF and CO, an EV is just fine, although ICs have gotten a lot better.

The particles exist. Just at the Coal Fired Power Plant.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (9X0eP)

33 Burma, Ceylon, and Rhodesia.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (Vr12I)

34 A point to consider, re all the Green nonsense: this is a religion, not a scientific issue. You usually cannot make a logical argument to a theological issue people cling to with faith.

And the EPA had fulfilled it's mandate by 1988. It should have been disbanded.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (XvPQV)

35 31 The rich get richer
The poor get poorer

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (2cZG7)

That's communism and socialism.

Capitalism: "a rising tide lifts all boats"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:10 AM (ynpvh)

36 >Somebody hep me out, is it Burma?


It will alwyas be Burma, to me.
Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM (9X0eP)

So the Chinese are 'shaving' Burma's resources clean?

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at August 11, 2022 11:10 AM (Hh3y4)

37 The scientific community is our most corrupt guild
Posted by: Regular joe at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (nnp+f)
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Really? I'd think education is a top contender for that "honor."

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:10 AM (YIVH2)

38 Myanmar - Burma Shave

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 11, 2022 11:10 AM (OgrpQ)

39 33 Burma, Ceylon, and Rhodesia.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (Vr12I)

Indochina

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:10 AM (ynpvh)

40 Punk Monkey, that Funky Monkey

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (hlWdX)

41 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (T4tVD)

42 26 Just wanted to note, I don't often get to read or comment on the morning threads here, but I did read JJ's write-up this morning, and wanted to commend him on a terrific job. Well written and clear and oh so right.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 11, 2022 11:08 AM (YV6PJ)

JJ is a treasure. Even if he's whining about museums now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (XvPQV)

43 The rich get richer
The poor get poorer
Posted by: nurse ratched

Burma Shave

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (Hh3y4)

44 Heartland Institute has a free 1004 page book available as a pdf. It is "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science" with a lot of resources to peruse.

https://tinyurl.com/2p873yak

Posted by: illiniwek at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (Cus5s)

45
Myanmar Shave doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (KYKwc)

46 37 The scientific community is our most corrupt guild
Posted by: Regular joe at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (nnp+f)
---
Really? I'd think education is a top contender for that "honor."

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:10 AM (YIVH2)

Politicians and Government employees start at the top. It's the trickle-down effect...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (ynpvh)

47 They use environmentalism to advance communism, not the environment.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (lf83v)
You can't directly trace the rise of the CCP to the Rio summit, but it's close enough to make no difference. Shitlib environmentalists are guaranteed to fail at their alleged goals as long as China dominates American trade.

Now, if their goal was to deindustrialize America and empower China? Yeah, it's going great.

Posted by: trev006 at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (3GXZD)

48 greens need to be subject to all the negatives (wind noise and dead birds, blinding reflections, and mine tailings from the outside the US destructive search for required rare-earth minerals. But they just make life difficult for the rest of us. (human road barriers, etc)

Posted by: gov't here to help at August 11, 2022 11:12 AM (h2Opm)

49 Siam.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:12 AM (Vr12I)

50 Upper Volta=Burkina Faso

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 11, 2022 11:12 AM (MaLP8)

51 The scientific community is our most corrupt guild
Posted by: Regular joe

Except for the news media, the entertainment media, the justice system, the schools, higher education . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:12 AM (FVME7)

52 Chinese-owned companies in Myanmar are allegedly responsible for illegal mining operations that are destroying the natural landscape of Myanmar's border region

1. To quote a very brave man, China is asshoe.
2. The green folks don't care because it's over where those little brown people live and it's not in their yard.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 11, 2022 11:12 AM (4olE8)

53 It will alwyas be Burma, to me.
Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM (9X0eP)

Thank you...

And, as it should be...can we go back to calling what ever they call it now, Ceylon?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 11, 2022 11:13 AM (BgMrQ)

54 I'll take an oil pipeline running past my house any day over a bird-killing wind farm that is loud and ugly.

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"He's got an oil pipeline runnin' through his front yard --
You know he thinks that he's got it so good."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:13 AM (PnkSq)

55 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 11:13 AM (Zz0t1)

56 21 19 Good morning all!
Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.
Posted by: Jmel at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (RWHIh)

I can imagine. Wound up seeing it twice, as a Sr.
One was the Maximilian Schell film, the other was a local
production. An English teacher from our school was Claudius.
I remember it being pretty community theater.

(Not that I don't love community theater- I was a costumer for years. But Hamlet is very ambitious.)

Posted by: sal at August 11, 2022 11:13 AM (y40tE)

57 The rich get richer
The poor get poorer

Posted by: nurse ratched

Open the window
and shut the doorer.

Myanmar Shave

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 11:13 AM (T4tVD)

58 45
Myanmar Shave doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 11, 2022 11:11 AM (KYKwc)

The muzzies in Thailand would be happy to give any of us a very close, clean shave...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:13 AM (ynpvh)

59
Upper Volta=Burkina Faso



I always found that name change to be shocking.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (KYKwc)

60 Nobody wants a bad environment. As CBD pointed out we have made massive strides towards doing better and technology will only get better as we go along. The problem is that the people pushing for this want to use it to socially engineer our way of life. They want to hamstring western nations, lifestyle and economy, mainly the U.S. They don't give a shit if it's some strip mine in Burma or that China is a cesspool. They don't have to see it. They claim it's global but if some slave in China or elsewhere is doing their dirty work, meh. It's not global climate and the enviroment they are worried about.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (GwxCX)

61 23 "Green" has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with tyranny and graft. That's all.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM (906pl)

Yup. "Green" has nothing to do with science or the environment. It's all about money and power.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (Qhnrt)

62 One of the biggest and most destructive rackets are all these new, incredibly inefficient and land-destroying "solar farms."

They have the worst footprint-to-power generation ratio of any type of power generation, and they gobble up fallow farmland (that is perversely stressed to sell by outrageous property taxes). Basically they despoil the countryside in the name of "green" --and all the while subsidized by corrupt /crony government give aways to friends/family/donors of politicians (particularly in my beloved Upstate New York).

But again "green" so all unquestionably good and virtuous to most not paying close attention, and not living nearby to any of these hideous chancres on the landscape.

If they actually want to generate electricity efficiently and with less pollution they should build some nuclear reactors. Especially the new, smaller ones are ideal which can generate a ton of power, and yet are small enough so that there is essentially zero chance of anything getting out of hand to cause any major event.

I'm actually working with some people in one locality to try to stop one of these monstrosities. Yes it's NIMBY but sometimes that's all one can do.

Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (OzNIz)

63 The scientific community is our most corrupt guild
Posted by: Regular joe at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (nnp+f)
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Really? I'd think education is a top contender for that "honor."
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:10 AM (YIVH2)

Don't give up on "health and medicine".

Posted by: BignJames at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (AwYPR)

64 Yeah EV's are "clean" except for all of the strip mining of rare elements, "Non-Green" energy required to power them and the environmental catastrophe that awaits when they are junked.

Also, they effectively have a ten year life-span as that's when the battery pack typically needs to be replaced and as we have seen with the first generation of electric vehicles, the manufacturers are not maintaining replacement battery stocks.

But other than that EV's are the cats meow.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (+JKjx)

65 If an oil company wanted to lease my tiny little plot of land to drill for oil, I'd happily let them do it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (YIVH2)

66 Oilfield is considerably cleaner than it was when I started, especially offshore. In the U.S. anyway.

Posted by: Javems at August 11, 2022 11:15 AM (AmoqO)

67 59
Upper Volta=Burkina Faso



I always found that name change to be shocking.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (KYKwc)

Was there also a Lower Volta, like 120VAC?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:15 AM (ynpvh)

68 Persia

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:15 AM (MyP/f)

69 I always found that name change to be shocking.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM

If you go their twice it's revolting.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:15 AM (GwxCX)

70 31 The rich get richer
The poor get poorer
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (2cZG7)

And Leon's getting larger!

*springs away*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:15 AM (XvPQV)

71 When is the federal government going to mandate all it's owned and leased buildings get their power from 100 percent green (solar/wind) generation? When is the GSA going to ditch all of their ICE vehicles and swap them for EV's?

When is the White House going "green?" And the President shuttled around in an armored EV?

Yea, about all that...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 11:15 AM (BFigT)

72 Bangcock

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (XvPQV)

73 Burma can't catch a break. When their own government isn't killing them, the Chinese are destroying their environment.

Posted by: brak at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (j5Tg0)

74 64 Yeah EV's are "clean" except for all of the strip mining of rare elements, "Non-Green" energy required to power them and the environmental catastrophe that awaits when they are junked.

Also, they effectively have a ten year life-span as that's when the battery pack typically needs to be replaced and as we have seen with the first generation of electric vehicles, the manufacturers are not maintaining replacement battery stocks.

But other than that EV's are the cats meow.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (+JKjx)

You forgot how they can keep you warm in the winter...well, at least by catching fire and burning your house down.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (ynpvh)

75 Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.
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Sex, betrayal, murder, talking to skulls of dead friends, telling your babe to become a nun, ghosts. What's not to love?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (lf83v)

76 Huh. That is weird.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (dNqv+)

77 70 And Leon's getting larger!

*springs away*
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:15 AM (XvPQV)

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I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

78 If an oil company wanted to lease my tiny little plot of land to drill for oil, I'd happily let them do it.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (YIVH2)

Well first, go shootin' for some food and see if any crude bubbles up.

Posted by: Jed Clampett at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (4I/2K)

79 75 Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.
____________________________________

Sex, betrayal, murder, talking to skulls of dead friends, telling your babe to become a nun, ghosts. What's not to love?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (lf83v)

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Expanding their vocabulary. Ew.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (LvTSG)

80 @63

>>Don't give up on "health and medicine".

It's just safer to say everything and every institution is broken and corrupt and there is really no reforming or reclaiming them.

We're in a pickle and there are no good solutions to our predicament that don't involve long, protracted conflict.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (+JKjx)

81 Burma can't catch a break. When their own government isn't killing them, the Chinese are destroying their environment.
Posted by: brak at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (j5Tg0)
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That whole region has kind of been FUBARed by the neighbors (India and China) for a long time--centuries, not decades.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (YIVH2)

82 That is a fascinating bit of pixy deviltry. I cannot type and post 'Siam' by itself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (dNqv+)

83 One doesn't have to subsidize a product that is superior, only one that is inferior. That is an economic law.

The subsidy on electric vehicles is around 20%, including manufacturer and consumer subsidies. The subsidy on windmills is over 30%.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (lTGtQ)

84 72 Bangcock

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (XvPQV)

Obligatory after that comment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgc_LRjlbTU

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (ynpvh)

85 And Leon's getting larger!
________________________________

There's a sale at Penney's!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (lf83v)

86 It takes more than a magnitude more effort to refute Bullshit than to create it.

Bullshit reinforces itself. People who accept Bullshit will believe ever increasing amounts of Bullshit. These folks are known as Progressives.

They look at the world in terms of what they think it should be, not in terms of what it is.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked. Ye shall reap as ye sow.

Posted by: Minuteman at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (LaNzR)

87 Well first, go shootin' for some food and see if any crude bubbles up.
Posted by: Jed Clampett at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (4I/2K)
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I may have to if the economy gets much worse...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (YIVH2)

88 As CBD pointed out we have made massive strides towards doing better . . . .

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:14 AM (GwxCX)

Powered by . . . wait for it . . . diesel. Imagine the garbage strewn hellscape without organized garbage collection.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (U3uv2)

89 Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed it I can't say
People just liked it better that way

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:18 AM (FVME7)

90 85 And Leon's getting larger!
________________________________

There's a sale at Penney's!
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (lf83v)

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Stryker? Stryker, Stryker, Stryker...Stryker!

*shrugs, strikes her*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

91 No I'm not boning you up the poop chute, I'm just giving you a renewable enema.

Posted by: Your Betters at August 11, 2022 11:18 AM (OzNIz)

92 "The Archives keeps only those Federal records judged to have continuing value—about 3 percent of those generated in any given year."

Checks out.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 11:18 AM (g1EEm)

93 "The scientific community is our most corrupt guild
Posted by: Regular joe --- Really? I'd think education is a top contender for that "honor."

I'd like to nominate the 20 Global Banks, that determined they are above US law. ("leave us alone, or there might be a global financial contagion" ... they were pushing the burning of currencies and financial contagions before the Covid plandemic became all the rage, and continue to plot there NWO oligarch run control of all monetary systems, including social credit scores and asset seizures and bail-ins)

Posted by: illiniwek at August 11, 2022 11:18 AM (Cus5s)

94 79 75 Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.
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Sex, betrayal, murder, talking to skulls of dead friends, telling your babe to become a nun, ghosts. What's not to love?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (lf83v)

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Expanding their vocabulary. Ew.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (LvTSG)

The problem is always finding a suitable arras.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (Vr12I)

95 My home town cleaned up quite a bit in the 1970s. Litter, for the most part, was a thing of the past.
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I recently watched a 1968 Hawaii Five-O and McGarrett himself tore a page out of his notebook, crumpled it up, and casually tossed it out the car-window! And, of course, all the smokers drop their butts everywhere, even indoors when there isn't a public ashtray around.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (yikp0)

96 I think Hamlet is the most overrated play in Shakespeare’s oeuvre.

Much prefer McBeth.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (MyP/f)

97 87 Well first, go shootin' for some food and see if any crude bubbles up.
Posted by: Jed Clampett at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (4I/2K)
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I may have to if the economy gets much worse...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:17 AM (YIVH2)

You've disrupted the fragile ecosystem and will be fined until you fix the changes you made.

Posted by: EPA at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (ynpvh)

98 I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

Same

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (XvPQV)

99 96 I think Hamlet is the most overrated play in Shakespeare’s oeuvre.

Much prefer McBeth.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (MyP/f)

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It's got ghosts. Still, not exactly a drug-fueled bender like A Midsummer's Night Dream.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

100 "The Archives keeps only those Federal records judged to have continuing value—about 3 percent of those generated in any given year."



Similar math underlies congressional activity.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (lTGtQ)

101 "The scientific community is our most corrupt guild"

Maybe in terms of how far they have fallen but if you are passing around pointless blame I think there are a lot more suitable targets.

Posted by: pawn at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (wsHtO)

102 There are dire consequences for the left's repeated insistence in denying reality (in energy policy, fiscal policy, policing, etc). The modern left has perfected the art of offloading those consequences to other people. Usually the poor and always somewhere far from where they, themselves, live.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (BJKQV)

103 Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
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Before that, it was named Angouleme by Verrazano, who christened it after the home province of King Francois of France.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (lf83v)

104 Siam

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (yikp0)

105 I was talking to someone online about the town of Camas WA. It has a pulp mill and someone mentioned how smelly that was. Well, it's changed hands about four times and every time, they put in better scrubbers. The town really doesn't smell now. Getting rid of the smell probably cost a lot and contributed to the ownership changes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (5HBd1)

106 You forgot how they can keep you warm in the winter...well, at least by catching fire and burning your house down.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM


Internal Combustion Engine cars catch fire all the time! It's just not widely reported!

Posted by: Electric Vehicle Guy at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (xttsV)

107
Siam

wordspaces added

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (yikp0)

108 Bangkok is too offensive a name. Should change it to Consent Penis.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (FVME7)

109 I'll take an automobile powered with an internal combustion engine ... any day

*Checks Terrorist Watchwords*

That really should be on our list...

Posted by: FBI at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (iW8nX)

110 99 96 I think Hamlet is the most overrated play in Shakespeare’s oeuvre.

Much prefer McBeth.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (MyP/f)
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It's got ghosts. Still, not exactly a drug-fueled bender like A Midsummer's Night Dream.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

Democrats feature prominently in that one.

Posted by: EPA at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (ynpvh)

111 110 Democrats feature prominently in that one.
Posted by: EPA at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (ynpvh)

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I thought that was Titus Andronicus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (LvTSG)

112 Sam I Am.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (Vr12I)

113 Off corrupt Gov't sock!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (ynpvh)

114 Yes, Myanmar is Burma.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:08 AM (MyP/f)

if i'm not mistaken, and there's a REALLY good chance i am, but doesn't myanmar MEAN burma, in the local dialect?

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (WhsXQ)

115 Constant Craving>One Night In Bangkok

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (GwxCX)

116 111 110 Democrats feature prominently in that one.
Posted by: EPA at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (ynpvh)

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I thought that was Titus Andronicus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM (LvTSG)

There's the idiot with the asses' head...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (ynpvh)

117 "The scientific community is our most corrupt guild"

Maybe in terms of how far they have fallen but if you are passing around pointless blame I think there are a lot more suitable targets.
Posted by: pawn at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (wsHtO)

*AMA has entered the chatroom*

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (4I/2K)

118 "I think Hamlet is the most overrated play in Shakespeare’s oeuvre.

Much prefer McBeth.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (MyP/f)

It's got ghosts. Still, not exactly a drug-fueled bender like A Midsummer's Night Dream."

MacBeth yes. But still I think my all time favorite is The Tempest. Almost like a separate genre for WS, along the lines of "philosophical/fantasy." And personally I find the "comedies" to be tiresome.

Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (OzNIz)

119 Let's see in the Siam middle of a sentence.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (yikp0)

120 Thailandese Twins???

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (Vr12I)

121 96 I think Hamlet is the most overrated play in Shakespeare’s oeuvre.

Much prefer McBeth.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (MyP/f)

Everyone's got their favorites.
Hamlet is meaty, lots to dig into and think about.

I think Julius Ceasar is his best play but I have a soft spot for As You Like It.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM (XvPQV)

122 lol

Dems' Nobody Is Above The Law Starter Pack

https://bit.ly/3AfVjuv

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM (U3uv2)

123 Myanmar is a pretty f*cked up place.

Posted by: Africa at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM (Ti+Tv)

124 The SCOTTISH play!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM (yikp0)

125 115 Constant Craving>One Night In Bangkok

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (GwxCX)

Isn't k. d. Lang part of Militia Etheridge?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM (ynpvh)

126 Sex, betrayal, murder, talking to skulls of dead friends, telling your babe to become a nun, ghosts. What's not to love?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM


Also: fencing/sword fight.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (xttsV)

127 In high school football practice (was an offensive & defensive back, so didn't participate), one of the drills the offensive line coach had those players do every practice was called "The Burma Road."

It was set-up as a slalom of cones, through which they had to crawl on all fours as fast as they could -- one after another.

Believe it or not, have never looked up the origin of that term until just now -- and found this image (I guess it was also referred to as "24 bends") and now I understand why:

https://tinyurl.com/2p99k9h2

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (PnkSq)

128 117 "The scientific community is our most corrupt guild"

Maybe in terms of how far they have fallen but if you are passing around pointless blame I think there are a lot more suitable targets.
Posted by: pawn at August 11, 2022 11:20 AM (wsHtO)

*AMA has entered the chatroom*

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (4I/2K)

Damn, an AOL reference. LOL!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (ynpvh)

129 PSA: MidwayUSA has CCI Small Rifle Magnum Primers #450 and Federal Small Pistol Magnum Primers #200

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (U3uv2)

130 124 The SCOTTISH play!!!
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM (yikp0)

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Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off by Liz Lochhead?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (LvTSG)

131 125 115 Constant Craving>One Night In Bangkok

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:22 AM (GwxCX)

Isn't k. d. Lang part of Militia Etheridge?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM (ynpvh)

Well, she'd like to be, I'd guess.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (Vr12I)

132 70
And Leon's getting larger!

*springs away*

Quick! To the tower! Rapunzel! Rapunzel!

Posted by: Dr. Claw at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (q3iUt)

133 Damn missed the art thread. Franz Marc is my favorite cubist / modern artist by far.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (CqUXU)

134 Isn't k. d. Lang part of Militia Etheridge?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM

I'm sure she's invaded Etheridge's territory. She's a really good artist though.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (GwxCX)

135 Isle of Pines

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (MyP/f)

136 96 I think Hamlet is the most overrated play in Shakespeare’s oeuvre.

Much prefer McBeth.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (MyP/f)

I think almost all Shakespeare does not work when reading it off a page. I think it has to be seen performed by competent actors. Then it sings.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (dNqv+)

137 96 My favorite soliloquy though https://tinyurl.com/3kruebwr

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (g1EEm)

138 k.d. Lang, never exactly a beauty, now looks like and old longshoreman.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (Vr12I)

139 122 lol

Dems' Nobody Is Above The Law Starter Pack

https://bit.ly/3AfVjuv

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM (U3uv2)

Hillary should add "I wiped it with a cloth" to her offerings...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (ynpvh)

140 Othello.

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (lf83v)

141 Bangkok is too offensive a name.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM


You're gonna love Phuket, then.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (w8zeF)

142 My Siam thing is still in effect for the word by itself. Maybe it is just a me thing. Tested with the word by itself and with one space afterwards.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:26 AM (dNqv+)

143 Merchant of Venice.

Posted by: Robert DeNiro at August 11, 2022 11:26 AM (lf83v)

144 Yup "green energy" is greenback kickbacks to the cronies energy.

Money corrupts. Lying enviro's will shriek if a company funds some minor study but they seem to think the billions from Uncle Sam are somehow free of corrupting influence. SNORT, takes a special kind of stupid to think that, but millions of folks have that special kind of stupidness.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 11, 2022 11:26 AM (3cGpq)

145 126 Sex, betrayal, murder, talking to skulls of dead friends, telling your babe to become a nun, ghosts. What's not to love?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM

Also: fencing/sword fight.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (xttsV)

Inner city has fencing and knife fights, but mostly shooting and drug dealing.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:26 AM (ynpvh)

146 138 k.d. Lang, never exactly a beauty, now looks like and old longshoreman.
Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (Vr12I)

Still has a better haircut than that Maddow dude.

Posted by: Roy at August 11, 2022 11:26 AM (Ti+Tv)

147 Isn't k. d. Lang part of Militia Etheridge?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM

I'm sure she's invaded Etheridge's territory. She's a really good artist though.
Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:24 AM (GwxCX)

Bonnie Raitt > KD Lang > Melissa Ethridge

And straight

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:26 AM (CqUXU)

148 k.d. Lang, never exactly a beauty, now looks like and old longshoreman.
Posted by: kraken

Which is insulting to old longshoremen.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2022 11:26 AM (LsEU/)

149 k.d. Lang, never exactly a beauty, now looks like and old longshoreman.
Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM

Listening to her is much better than seeing her.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:26 AM (GwxCX)

150 141 Bangkok is too offensive a name.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM

You're gonna love Phuket, then.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (w8zeF)

Humptulips

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:27 AM (XvPQV)

151 145 126 Sex, betrayal, murder, talking to skulls of dead friends, telling your babe to become a nun, ghosts. What's not to love?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM


I hate to be pedantic, but he was telling her to join a brothel. "nunnery" was slang for brothel back then.

Posted by: Mehive at August 11, 2022 11:27 AM (ky+MF)

152 I agree about the lack of understanding of full lifetime implications of green energy. Virtue signaled to best with no thought of what else might be affected. Similar to the war on plastic which has great properties for hygiene.

On a positive note: there's an office building near my office which as solar panels over the parking lot. That's a great place for the them: provides shade/cover for the cars AND catches the sun.

Posted by: Iris at August 11, 2022 11:27 AM (NaH5I)

153 My favorite is The Rape of Lucrece because it's about the rape of Lucrece.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:27 AM (FVME7)

154 You're gonna love Phuket, then.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (w8zeF)

either way its a nguyen nguyen.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (OgrpQ)

155 And best Opening soliloquy: Richard III.
So satisfyingly dark when in the appropriate mood.

Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (OzNIz)

156 153 My favorite is The Rape of Lucrece because it's about the rape of Lucrece.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:27 AM (FVME7)

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You said rape twice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (LvTSG)

157 Way back, someone here had a great comment on how much fun Hamlet was because everybody dies. I wish I could find it. There was something in there about "Oh, you know those two guys we sent off to deliver a message two acts ago? Yeah, they're dead too." Good stuff.

Posted by: spindrift at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (h5TKJ)

158 we did Burma Road when I played HS football back in the '80s

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (sJHOI)

159 Isn't k. d. Lang part of Militia Etheridge?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:23 AM

They both made songs that make animals sad. Which is why it works in commercials.

Posted by: Roy at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (Ti+Tv)

160 OnlyFans bribes Meta to put porn rivals on terror watch list. There is something unintentionally darkly amusing about this, and NO, I'm not endorsing putting porn stars on terror Watch list. There would be enough room for them for Betsy Ross Flag wavers/sarc:

https://tinyurl.com/mtferaku

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (wvo9L)

161 138 k.d. Lang, never exactly a beauty, now looks like and old longshoreman.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (Vr12I)

Well, that's okay. Axel Rose looks like an old tranny.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (ynpvh)

162
China doesn't give a damn about the environment.

The Ruling Class doesn't give a damn about China not giving a damn about the environment

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (1Nxff)

163 Doris Day answers the question of ladies who look great with short hair style from a few days ago.

https://tinyurl.com/33pybr6d

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (dNqv+)

164 " Hie thee hence to a Brothel"?..

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (Vr12I)

165 140 Othello.

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (lf83v)

I've played that game.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (ynpvh)

166 141 Bangkok is too offensive a name.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:21 AM

You're gonna love Phuket, then.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (w8zeF)

Truth in advertising.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (ynpvh)

167 Well, that's okay. Axel Rose looks like an old tranny.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (ynpvh)

I resemble that remark.

Posted by: Steven Tyler at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (sI15f)

168 155 And best Opening soliloquy: Richard III.
So satisfyingly dark when in the appropriate mood.
Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (OzNIz)

It's one of the first villainous protagonists too. (I'm not counting the Decameron)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (XvPQV)

169 Also, they effectively have a ten year life-span

Our Strategic Prius Reserve will eventually be mined for battery metals.

Posted by: t-bird at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (ugV9/)

170 Does the big guy get 10% of the mining profits?

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (3vQN0)

171 161 138 k.d. Lang, never exactly a beauty, now looks like and old longshoreman.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM (Vr12I)

Well, that's okay. Axel Rose looks like an old tranny.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (ynpvh)

And Neal Young looks like Statler, or Waldorf.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (Vr12I)

172 I resemble that remark.
Posted by: Steven Tyler at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM

Dude looks like a lady. Some assembly required.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (GwxCX)

173 meant "There would not be enough room for them and for Betsy Ross Flag wavers."

Also, to say Meta stinks. Another surveillance tool by weirdo lefist Zuck.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (wvo9L)

174 The Ruling Class doesn't give a damn about China not giving a damn about the environment

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (1Nxff)

You don't shit where you eat.

Posted by: Roy at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (Ti+Tv)

175 Doris Day answers the question of ladies who look great with short hair style from a few days ago.

https://tinyurl.com/33pybr6d
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (dNqv+)

I didn't see the list but Dorothy Hamill has to be #1.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (CqUXU)

176 Apropos of WS I never saw Lawrence Fishburne's Othello. But from Matrix and later, I always thought that the older LF would be an amazing Shakespearian actor. Has he done any recent productions?

Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (OzNIz)

177 The other thing the enviros demonstrate is complete magical thinking.

The Usual Suspects are opposing the attempts of the Oregon Department of Transportation to fix the worst bottleneck on the entire length of I-5 in Central Portland by widening the freeway for a couple of miles.

The Usual Suspects refer to this as "climate arson", and literally state that there will be more forest fires in Oregon if the freeway is widened.

Even if you believe in AGW, if the whole state of Oregon ceased producing CO2, it would not have any measurable effect on world temperature. Not even rounding error.

You see this time and time again - enviros announcing that one project or another will "kill the planet".

Meanwhile, China puts out more CO2 than the US and the European Union combined, which is never acknowledged. It's what some random American state does or does not do that will determine future world temperature.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (I2/tG)

178 168 155 And best Opening soliloquy: Richard III.
So satisfyingly dark when in the appropriate mood.
Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (OzNIz)

It's one of the first villainous protagonists too. (I'm not counting the Decameron)
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (XvPQV)

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Laurence Olivier made a good Richard III.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (LvTSG)

179 'Hey, I found this shovel in the garage. It has terbium on it.'
-special agent 'Rock' Barndoor during Mar-A-Largo

Posted by: Eromero at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (0OP+5)

180 151 145 126 Sex, betrayal, murder, talking to skulls of dead friends, telling your babe to become a nun, ghosts. What's not to love?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM

I hate to be pedantic, but he was telling her to join a brothel. "nunnery" was slang for brothel back then.

Posted by: Mehive at August 11, 2022 11:27 AM (ky+MF)

At least it was for some priests...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (ynpvh)

181 Good morning all!
Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.

Posted by: Jmel at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (RWHIh)

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Maybe a reboot replacing Kenneth Branagh with Yoda would grab their interest.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (PnkSq)

182 176 Apropos of WS I never saw Lawrence Fishburne's Othello. But from Matrix and later, I always thought that the older LF would be an amazing Shakespearian actor. Has he done any recent productions?
Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (OzNIz)

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Lead bum in the John Wick movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

183 " Hie thee hence to a Brothel"?..

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (Vr12I)


He was calling her a whore.

Posted by: Mehive at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (ky+MF)

184 Good morning all!
Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.
Posted by: Jmel at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (RWHIh)

Hamlet requires some maturity to appreciate and one hell of a lead actor. Hope they have that.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:07 AM


Aye, there's the rub.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (RkC6l)

185 152 I agree about the lack of understanding of full lifetime implications of green energy. Virtue signaled to best with no thought of what else might be affected. Similar to the war on plastic which has great properties for hygiene.

On a positive note: there's an office building near my office which as solar panels over the parking lot. That's a great place for the them: provides shade/cover for the cars AND catches the sun.

Posted by: Iris at August 11, 2022 11:27 AM (NaH5I)

But does little to contain the smoke and fire when one of those cars spontaneously combusts...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (ynpvh)

186 175 Doris Day answers the question of ladies who look great with short hair style from a few days ago.

https://tinyurl.com/33pybr6d
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (dNqv+)

I didn't see the list but Dorothy Hamill has to be #1.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (CqUXU)

I nominate Annie Lennox.

Posted by: Roy at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (Ti+Tv)

187 Romeo and Juliet is easily the most overrated.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (44ww/)

188 Ok, this is an interesting mental effect. Saw this picture of Doris Day. Thought 'Damn she looks elegant there.' Blew it up. Then thought 'Her neck head ratio looks odd here.' Now I cannot not see it and focus on it.

https://tinyurl.com/2dr57n5f

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (dNqv+)

189 187 Romeo and Juliet is easily the most overrated.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (44ww/)

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The friar is the bad guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (LvTSG)

190 Utopia comes at a cost. The secret is to have the poor and powerless cover that cost for you.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (BJKQV)

191 The interesting thing about Othello is that the villain , Iago, doesn’t get killed. That’s always struck me as really odd.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (MyP/f)

192 dysprosium and terbium

I can't believe they're real elements. Someone got them from an old Marvel comic.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (g1EEm)

193 I think it was an episode of Top Gear (the real one, not the inane wannabes) where the guys found themselves traversing the formerly boggy areas in the Far East -- ones that, for generations, had been built on fishing and aquatic transportation -- like, everything was built on stilts and commerce was *based* on fishing -- and found that the regions were decimated by a paucity of water. And it wasn't due to drought. It was because of China's hydroelectric dams buggering up all of the water supply for their own use.

The CCP just plain doesn't give a shit about anyone's suffering if they have something to gain by carrying out a set of plans that will benefit them -- no matter what NPR or Thomas Friedman or Nancy Pelosi might say on their behalf.

Seriously -- our foreign policy would improve 100-fold if they just adopted America First/F--k China.

Posted by: red speck at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (gS3OW)

194 156 153 My favorite is The Rape of Lucrece because it's about the rape of Lucrece.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:27 AM (FVME7)
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You said rape twice.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (LvTSG)

I was told that had two meanings back in the day, e.g. rape of the Sabine women...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (ynpvh)

195 Laurence Olivier made a good Richard III.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (LvTSG)

The man could act, that's for sure.
I almost don't hate the 'reimagined' version with Ian McKellen

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (XvPQV)

196 191 The interesting thing about Othello is that the villain , Iago, doesn’t get killed. That’s always struck me as really odd.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (MyP/f)

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Orson Welles put him in a cage in his movie version.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (LvTSG)

197 'Hey, I found this shovel in the garage. It has terbium on it.'
-special agent 'Rock' Barndoor during Mar-A-Largo

Posted by: Eromero at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (0OP+5)

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"You won't believe the number of nooses we found hanging on all the garage doors down here! Trump must have lynched hundreds of blacks ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (PnkSq)

198 I didn't see the list but Dorothy Hamill has to be #1.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (CqUXU)


Chris Evert in her prime was not bad either.

Posted by: Archer at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (gmo/4)

199 I was told that had two meanings back in the day, e.g. rape of the Sabine women...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (ynpvh)

No that was rape too. The Roman's just married them after raping them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (XvPQV)

200 Blew it up. Then thought 'Her neck head ratio looks odd here.' Now I cannot not see it and focus on it.

https://tinyurl.com/2dr57n5f
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Dayum! Something's not right there.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (LsEU/)

201 k.d. Lang, never exactly a beauty, now looks like and old longshoreman.
Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:25 AM

She looks exactly what I would expect an aged butch lesbian to look like.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (U3uv2)

202 164 " Hie thee hence to a Brothel"?..

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (Vr12I)

Thou tart and thot! Henceforth thou must labor at ...the nunnery?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (ynpvh)

203 I have to be honest, I don't like any Shakespeare. Either in its original form or updated versions of the story.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (CqUXU)

204 Fishburne is the Hobo King in John Wick and will be back for #4, presumably the last one.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (44ww/)

205 Good morning all!
Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.

Posted by: Jmel at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (RWHIh)
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I watched a Chinese wuxia version of Hamlet the other night: Legend of the Black Scorpion

Tells the same basic story, replacing the King of Denmark with the Emperor of China. Lots of gorgeous visuals (high production value) and typical wuxia wirework.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (YIVH2)

206 The friar is the bad guy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM


Well, yeah. Nobody's going to diss the sous vide guy on this thread.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (w8zeF)

207 You said rape twice.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (LvTSG)


And it's not Tuesday.

Posted by: Archer at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (gmo/4)

208 I've always hated Shakespeare. Definitely not a fan.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (Qhnrt)

209 167 Well, that's okay. Axel Rose looks like an old tranny.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:28 AM (ynpvh)

I resemble that remark.

Posted by: Steven Tyler at August 11, 2022 11:29 AM (sI15f)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf0oXY4nDxE

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (ynpvh)

210 She looks exactly what I would expect an aged butch lesbian to look like.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM

xhe can sing though. My search history does not contain KD Lane pics.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (GwxCX)

211 Giving the evil regime that currently controls China a near monopoly on "vital" raw materials is politically insane

There a proposal to build a lithium mine in rural Northern Nevada, in one of the most desolate spots in the United States. Lithium is a key material for making "green" batteries.

Needless to say, the Left claims that this is "sacred land" to a local Indian tribe, and thus cannot be touched.

It wouldn't surprise me to find out that China was covertly funding efforts to block the mine, much as Russia has covertly funded environmental organizations to stop oil development in the United States.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (I2/tG)

212 >>I didn't see the list but Dorothy Hamill has to be #1.


Maggie from Northern Exposure.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (9X0eP)

213 204 Fishburne is the Hobo King in John Wick and will be back for #4, presumably the last one.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (44ww/)

I thought Neo was the one.

Posted by: Roy at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (Ti+Tv)

214 The other interesting thing about Iago is he has the most lines of any Shakespeare character and has more lines than Othello himself.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (+JKjx)

215 213 204 Fishburne is the Hobo King in John Wick and will be back for #4, presumably the last one.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (44ww/)

I thought Neo was the one.
Posted by: Roy at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (Ti+Tv)

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Now it's Neo and Trinity.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

216 Apropos of WS I never saw Lawrence Fishburne's Othello. But from Matrix and later, I always thought that the older LF would be an amazing Shakespearian actor. Has he done any recent productions?
Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:30 AM (OzNIz)

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Lead bum in the John Wick movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

He has served. He will yet be of service.

Not quite Shakespeare...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (XvPQV)

217 210 She looks exactly what I would expect an aged butch lesbian to look like.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM

xhe can sing though. My search history does not contain KD Lane pics.
Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (GwxCX)

Count yourself lucky.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (Vr12I)

218 Fishburne is the Hobo King in John Wick and will be back for #4, presumably the last one.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

It will be hard for him to top his performance as Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (LsEU/)

219 Hie thee hence to a Brothel"?..
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Thus, "Hie thee, hie thee, hie thee, ho!"

Posted by: Cab Calloway at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (lf83v)

220 I'll take an oil pipeline running past my house any day over a bird-killing wind farm that is loud and ugly. I'll take an automobile powered with an internal combustion engine -- that burns amazingly clean -- any day over an electric vehicle with much less range, much more long-term maintenance costs, and the uncertainty of dealing with the significant amount of pollution it creates during manufacture and at the end of its service life.
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AWFLs take the opposite. Those windmills are beautiful (so long as they're somewhere else), the pipeline is nasty. The gas engine is nasty, the electric car is friendly and green.

The reason, in essence, is NIMBYism. Pollution in Myanmar or Red China isn't pollution, because it's not near her and she will never see, touch, smell or breathe it. Slave labor in Africa or Asia isn't slave labor, because she doesn't know any of the slaves and never sees them at her house. She knows, though, that her electric car (or the one she wants) doesn't make any exhaust, but her neighbor's gas-powered car does, to say nothing of the cars that rubes closer to the main city drive. Not in her back yard, CBD. None of it has any place in her back yard.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (WWh8n)

221 Also. The Roxette chick has to be on there.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (9X0eP)

222 I have to be honest, I don't like any Shakespeare. Either in its original form or updated versions of the story.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM


You need to experience it in the original Klingon.

Posted by: General Chang at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (w8zeF)

223 But kd lang was really great in that Portlandia episode, playing an aging butch lesbian.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (5HBd1)

224

Hamlet was written as, and intended to be performed as, a comedy.

Posted by: Ken Shabby at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (ub2FJ)

225 I thought Neo was the one.
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Nay.

Posted by: Highlander at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (lf83v)

226 Not really related to the Green Energy movement, but to environmentalism in general.

Here in Commiefornia, a law was passed that fast food windows are not allowed to give out "single serve" items (plastic utensils, sauce packets, straws, etc.) unless they are requested. It used to be just sit-down restaurants that had to wait for their patrons to ask for a straw before they were furnished. Anyway, if you don't remember to ask for a straw, fork or ketchup/catsup, etc. you won't get any, but the food bag will be stuffed with 87 napkins.

This was all due to some stupid kid pulling stats out of their ass about sea turtles choking on plastic straws or something. The kid even admitted that they made it all up, but that didn't stop erf-warrioz from running with it. While at the same time, all manner of public spaces are still strewn with disposable masks, but we're not supposed to talk about that.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (wUHYj)

227 221 Also. The Roxette chick has to be on there.
Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (9X0eP)

Yep - she's got the look.

Posted by: Roy at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (Ti+Tv)

228 "204 Fishburne is the Hobo King in John Wick and will be back for #4, presumably the last one.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (44ww/)"

Too bad. He should play Caliban. Or Lear. Or one of the Richards. Or any expansive character from the WS oeuvre and put it on film. If I were a zillionaire producer I'd reach out to him.

Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (OzNIz)

229 222 I have to be honest, I don't like any Shakespeare. Either in its original form or updated versions of the story.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM

You need to experience it in the original Klingon.
Posted by: General Chang at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (w8zeF)

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taH pagh taHbe!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (LvTSG)

230 If the Chinese need turdium, they should just hire Amber Heard.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (MyP/f)

231 It will be hard for him to top his performance as Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (LsEU/)

Side note - Rob Zombie was a production assistant/intern on Pee Wee's Playhouse also.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (OgrpQ)

232 Well done, CBD. This push to convert our entire energy system to solar, wind, battery (note my lack of calling it green), if fully adopted, will fail and when that happens, mostly likely sooner, the global balance of power will shift to the Chicoms. The Chicoms know this and are actively working to dominate this global power shift.

The West if it goes down this path, will effectively, after hollowing out and shrinking its economies due to a dominant use of renewables, and the concurrent collapse of the US dollar, will effectively become a Chicom colony. The amount of unnecessary human misery that will result from this collapse will be measured in the millions.

I do lean towards thinking those at the top of pile pushing this know this too and see in it a path to unbridled domestic political power that benefits the annointed oligarchy, the California model writ large and deep. There is no rational basis or technological foundation for this headlong push for 100% renewables. It is a pathological religious movement, and you can depend on, if this change comes to pass, that it will come with its own inquisition. Welcome to the brave new future and party like its 1399 again.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (FF+On)

233 > They both made songs that make animals sad. Which is why it works in commercials.
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Word

Posted by: Natalie Merchant at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (BFigT)

234 Utopia comes at a cost. The secret is to have the poor and powerless cover that cost for you.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 11, 2022 11:32 AM (BJKQV)

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And then have dirt cover the ditched poor and powerless, but mostly ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (PnkSq)

235 Now it's Neo and Trinity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang


Worst sequel ever.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (g1EEm)

236 203 I have to be honest, I don't like any Shakespeare. Either in its original form or updated versions of the story.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (CqUXU)

Have you tried his comedies?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (b2nrj)

237 Sigourney Weaver from Alien 3

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 11, 2022 11:38 AM (flINI)

238 218 >>>It will be hard for him to top his performance as Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse.


I will always remember Morgan Freeman as Vincent the Vegetable Vampire.

Posted by: red speck at August 11, 2022 11:38 AM (gS3OW)

239 228 Too bad. He should play Caliban. Or Lear. Or one of the Richards. Or any expansive character from the WS oeuvre and put it on film. If I were a zillionaire producer I'd reach out to him.
Posted by: Zek at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (OzNIz)

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There are shockingly few straight cinematic adaptations of King Lear. There's a Soviet one that I've never been able to track down and...that's about it. Aside from some small BBC type things set in minimalist sets that are essentially just filmed plays (Ian Holm was in one), that's about it.

You have to go outside of the straight adaptation to something like Kurosawa's Ran to get something close.

I'd love to see Mel Gibson act in and direct a King Lear.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

240 As others have no doubt noted, you have one error in your post - "unintended consequences." They are, in fact, absolutely intended. I begin to agree with the astronaut in the meme - they always have been.

Posted by: nightfly at August 11, 2022 11:39 AM (KT41q)

241 I've always hated Shakespeare. Definitely not a fan.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 11, 2022 11:34 AM (Qhnrt)

Neil Simon?

Posted by: BignJames at August 11, 2022 11:39 AM (AwYPR)

242 236 203 I have to be honest, I don't like any Shakespeare. Either in its original form or updated versions of the story.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:33 AM (CqUXU)

Have you tried his comedies?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 11, 2022 11:37 AM (b2nrj)

I found Julius Ceasar quite funny.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:39 AM (ynpvh)

243 >>It will be hard for him to top his performance as Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse.


You are thinking of Laurence Fishburn -

'I'm tired of these motherfuckin' Snakes in this motherfuckin' playhouse!'

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:39 AM (9X0eP)

244 242 I found Julius Ceasar quite funny.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:39 AM (ynpvh)

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That was just this scene from Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNpPmiU7BBs

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:39 AM (LvTSG)

245 >>It will be hard for him to top his performance as Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse.


You are thinking of Laurence Fishburn.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (9X0eP)

246 The interesting thing about Othello is that the villain , Iago, doesn’t get killed. That’s always struck me as really odd.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

If I recall correctly, at the end he is taken off to be tortured to death but it takes place off screen. If Mel Gibson had done it, it would've taken place on screen.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (FVME7)

247 214 Thank you, Thomas. That’s a great fact that I did not know.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (MyP/f)

248 Here in Commiefornia,

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (wUHYj)

Same in WA. I asked, "does anyone say no to a straw?"

You can guess the answer.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (U3uv2)

249
I'll take an oil pipeline running past my house any day over a bird-killing wind farm that is loud and ugly.

__________

I actually do have a gas pipeline running across the back 40. I'm careful to keep the right of way mowed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (1Nxff)

250 243 >>It will be hard for him to top his performance as Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse.


You are thinking of Laurence Fishburn -

'I'm tired of these motherfuckin' Snakes in this motherfuckin' playhouse!'

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:39 AM (9X0eP)

Sorry. Will zip up my pants now.

Posted by: Pee Wee at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (ynpvh)

251 >I didn't see the list but Dorothy Hamill has to be #1.


Maggie from Northern Exposure.
Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (9X0eP)

Added bonus is I think she's a conservative,

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (CqUXU)

252 Shakespeare has added more words, phrases and idiomatic expressions to the English language than other individual by a country mile.

I can't even think of who would be second?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (+JKjx)

253 I'd love to see Mel Gibson act in and direct a King Lear.
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He did Hamlet, which I bought on VHS memorized about 40 percent of by replaying it.

Posted by: Highlander at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (lf83v)

254 Woah. I got stuck in the Timewash.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (9X0eP)

255 Carey Lowell looked good with short hair too.

https://tinyurl.com/bdeny9xh

Posted by: spindrift at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (h5TKJ)

256 The West if it goes down this path, will effectively, after hollowing out and shrinking its economies due to a dominant use of renewables, and the concurrent collapse of the US dollar, will effectively become a Chicom colony.

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Indeed. I predict unless the madness is somehow halted & reversed, that like Burma was renamed to Myanmar, the USA will be renamed to NNK (New North Korea).

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (PnkSq)

257 252 Shakespeare has added more words, phrases and idiomatic expressions to the English language than other individual by a country mile.

I can't even think of who would be second?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (+JKjx)

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The dude who created the emoji?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (LvTSG)

258 Short haired hotties:
Halle Berry
Charlize Theron
Jamie Lee Curtis
Sheena Easton
Marie Fredriksson (Roxette)
Romee Strijd (Victoria's Secret)
Mila Jovavich
Victoria Beckham
Linda Evangelista
...that's all I got off the top of my head

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:41 AM (XvPQV)

259 Shakespeare has added more words, phrases and idiomatic expressions to the English language than other individual by a country mile.

I can't even think of who would be second?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (+JKjx)

Individual. Probably. But the Bible is the overall champ.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:41 AM (CqUXU)

260 Carey Lowell looked good with short hair too.

https://tinyurl.com/bdeny9xh
Posted by: spindrift


What hair?

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 11:41 AM (g1EEm)

261 At Al Jazeera:

"What happens if Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant explodes?"

Firefighters will lose valuable minutes responding to the plant due to difficulties pronouncing and spelling its name.

Posted by: gp, All Wrapped Up In His Own Private Idaho at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (qpX6U)

262 >>It will be hard for him to top his performance as Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse.

You are thinking of Laurence Fishburn -

'I'm tired of these motherfuckin' Snakes in this motherfuckin' playhouse!'

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:39 AM (9X0eP)

Wasn't that Eddie Murphy? Whatch you talkin' 'bout, Willis? Dude always cracked me up.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (U3uv2)

263 251 >I didn't see the list but Dorothy Hamill has to be #1.

Maggie from Northern Exposure.
Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (9X0eP)

Added bonus is I think she's a conservative,
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (CqUXU)

Her character sure had boyfriend problems. I loved the funeral scene for the boyfriend that got struck by a satellite...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (ynpvh)

264 254 Woah. I got stuck in the Timewash.
Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (9X0eP)

Did you get clean?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (XvPQV)

265 Sheena Easton.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (GwxCX)

266 Maggie from Northern Exposure.
Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:35 AM (9X0eP)

Janine Turner is my #1 as well:

https://tinyurl.com/yzesd8js

It's the eyes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (dNqv+)

267 33 Burma, Ceylon, and Rhodesia.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:09 AM (Vr12I)
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what about Formosa?

Posted by: Ciampino - the natives get restless at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (qfLjt)

268 Not in her back yard, CBD. None of it has any place in her back yard.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (WWh8n)
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That seems like a very solipsistic viewpoint. "Nothing exists but what I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste."

"Other people" don't even seem to register to them as real people. It's very bizarre.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (YIVH2)

269 Orson Welles put him in a cage in his movie version.
==
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage.

Posted by: Iago at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (XZ5Zv)

270 Hamlet was written as, and intended to be performed as, a comedy.
Posted by: Ken Shabby

And I thought Amy Schumer was bad!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (FVME7)

271 252 Shakespeare has added more words, phrases and idiomatic expressions to the English language than other individual by a country mile.

I can't even think of who would be second?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (+JKjx)

Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

272 Shakespeare has added more words, phrases and idiomatic expressions to the English language than other individual by a country mile.

I can't even think of who would be second?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (+JKjx)

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Mel Brooks?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (PnkSq)

273
I can't even think of who would be second?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (+JKjx)

_________

Toni Morrison?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (1Nxff)

274 >>Sheena Easton.


...and her sugar walls.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (9X0eP)

275 Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM

King James, duh!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (GwxCX)

276 255 Carey Lowell looked good with short hair too.

https://tinyurl.com/bdeny9xh

Posted by: spindrift at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (h5TKJ)

Jada Pinkett Smith?

Posted by: Chris Rock at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (ynpvh)

277 Sinead O'Connor
Rose McGowan

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (Vr12I)

278 I sorta' think we're already one of China's colonies. They do run the joint. Apparently about as well as they run their homeland.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (BFigT)

279 258 Ashley Pridgen

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (MyP/f)

280 interesting in the source material, iago is not named, he is called the ensign, but mostly faithful,

Posted by: no 6 at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (i0Lci)

281 Mel Brooks?
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (PnkSq)

The inquisition...what a show..

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (GwxCX)

282 The dumbfucks that are selling the world out to China think they will be in control when everything is said and done.

China don't work that way. You'll be a slave, just LAST in line. You're not Chinese. You're a lesser human. The quicker these assholes understand this, the quicker they'll realize China is NOT their friend.

But, alas, it won't happen.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (Zz0t1)

283 Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

Some Greek dude.

Posted by: BignJames at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (AwYPR)

284
what about Formosa?
Posted by: Ciampino - the natives get restless at August 11, 2022 11:42 AM (qfLjt)

_________

Siam
Taganyika

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (1Nxff)

285 262
If you want to watch something funny, watch a clip of Samuel L. Jackson being interviewed and the interviewer calling him "Mr. Fishburne"

Posted by: Dr. Claw at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (q3iUt)

286 CBD nails it. Pretty straightforward. Let the market make this happen. It may take a while but it will be a much easier process.

But our overlords have no problem putting tens, nay, hundreds of millions of Americans through Hell to try to ramrod this through.

I really wonder if we are truly doomed.

Posted by: RM at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (0eYOS)

287 Others may look better ( not to me though) but I don't think any female had the influence on the short hair style more than Dorothy Hamill.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (CqUXU)

288 Also Siam, now Thailand.

Posted by: Ciampino - the natives are restless at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (qfLjt)

289 The last research I read about Shakespeare indicated that there were more than one, maybe as many as 6.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, stocking up at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (jTmQV)

290 Jada Pinkett Smith?
Posted by: Chris Rock at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM

Get my wife's dick outta yo mouth!

Posted by: Will Slapstick Smith at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (GwxCX)

291
Jada Pinkett Smith?
Posted by: Chris Rock at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (ynpvh)



He said mouth. He didn't say keyboard.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (Zz0t1)

292 I thought Kaley Cuoco looked great with short hair. Now it's all long and lank and burned out.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (xPJvm)

293 There are shockingly few straight cinematic adaptations of King Lear. There's a Soviet one that I've never been able to track down and...that's about it. Aside from some small BBC type things set in minimalist sets that are essentially just filmed plays (Ian Holm was in one), that's about it.

You have to go outside of the straight adaptation to something like Kurosawa's Ran to get something close.

I'd love to see Mel Gibson act in and direct a King Lear.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

I'd watch Mel's take

I need to track down the 1983 version with Leo McKern and Oliver

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

294 203 >>>I have to be honest, I don't like any Shakespeare. Either in its original form or updated versions of the story.


It's always a slog. Studied English in college, and Shakespeare and Chaucer were always tough going. I'd find that it's almost like those 3D pics that you have to stare at for awhile until your eyes get fatigued to finally see the image. You have to read a chapter or two of Shakespeare and Chaucer to finally get into the flow where it begins to sound something like a familiar language, and then go back and pick up what you missed at the beginning.

But to be honest, I can't say I really enjoyed it. Kinda like certain famous art pieces.

Posted by: red speck at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (gS3OW)

295 255 Carey Lowell looked good with short hair too.

https://tinyurl.com/bdeny9xh
Posted by: spindrift at August 11, 2022 11:40 AM (h5TKJ)

Good entry.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (dNqv+)

296 Sinead O'Connor

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (Vr12I)

Been waiting on that.

Posted by: BignJames at August 11, 2022 11:46 AM (AwYPR)

297 Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

Some Greek dude.
Posted by: BignJames at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (AwYPR)

Homo?

Posted by: Reverend AL Sharpton at August 11, 2022 11:46 AM (flINI)

298 ... Here in Commiefornia, a law was passed that fast food windows are not allowed to give out "single serve" items (plastic utensils, sauce packets, straws, etc.) unless they are requested. It used to be just sit-down restaurants that had to wait for their patrons to ask for a straw before they were furnished. ...
Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (wUHYj)
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It pisses me off to no end. Single-use plastics are not actually all that bad environmentally (grocery bags and films, especially) and there is a huge, crucial upshot to using them. Few detractors realize that single-use plastics are a huge component in public health.

Our food is delivered to us cleanly thanks to single-use plastics. Crossover contamination is reduced or eliminated thanks to single-use plastics. The shelf life of fresh foods is extended thanks to single-use plastics. They are critical to our highly-sanitary, highly-protected food supply chain all the way down to the bag you get at checkout. They are critical in medicine for the same reasons. They are also vital for the disposal end. We wrap our trash in single-use plastics, too - keeping our homes and environment clean and sanitary.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:46 AM (WWh8n)

299 Mel Brooks?
Posted by: ShainS

Leslie Nielsen

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 11, 2022 11:46 AM (XgsQP)

300 Oh, there's a 2008 King Lear with McKellen, too. Only two bucks to rent on Amazon Prime.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:46 AM (XvPQV)

301 almost every character dies, it seems improbable it would be considered a comedy,

Posted by: no 6 at August 11, 2022 11:46 AM (i0Lci)

302 If you want to watch something funny, watch a clip of Samuel L. Jackson being interviewed and the interviewer calling him "Mr. Fishburne"
Posted by: Dr. Claw at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (q3iUt)



ANTONIO BANDARAS!!!!!!

- - Those Two Douche Tourists When They See Benicio Del Toro

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 11:46 AM (Zz0t1)

303 Rear Admiral Levine, especially when "she" was in college.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:46 AM (PnkSq)

304 Imagine studying Airplane! in a way where you only read the script and the professor tests you on every throwaway joke.

That's how people read Shakespeare.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:47 AM (LvTSG)

305 Show me a movie I will show you a WS play.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:47 AM (3vQN0)

306 Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

It'd been translated into English a few times before then.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 11, 2022 11:47 AM (b2nrj)

307 287 Others may look better ( not to me though) but I don't think any female had the influence on the short hair style more than Dorothy Hamill.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (CqUXU)
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Audrey Hepburn.

Posted by: Ciampino - classy dame at August 11, 2022 11:47 AM (qfLjt)

308 Delores O'Reardon

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:47 AM (GwxCX)

309 Ohwa Tagoo Siam sounds better than Ohwa Tagoo Thailand

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 11, 2022 11:47 AM (flINI)

310 Boy, did Manhattan skin the rubes this morning. Fuck Joe Biden and his organized crime family Manhattan.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (0chEi)

311 Audrey Hepburn.
Posted by: Ciampino


Yesss. #1.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (g1EEm)

312 279 258 Ashley Pridgen
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:44 AM (MyP/f)

T-Shirt gal! Bulgaroctonus off the top rope!

https://tinyurl.com/25rtk35n

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (dNqv+)

313 @239

>>
There are shockingly few straight cinematic adaptations of King Lear.

Best cinematic version of King Lear is Akira Kurosawa's RAN.


It's breathtaking in it's scope and execution.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (+JKjx)

314 OT: Had my hemo appt today. Thank you to the prayer team here b/c I had an amazing appointment. The doc literally said "You're not acting like a 17p deletion. Huh." And yes, my cancer numbers actually went down. Hard work and vitamin D probably helped, but prayers do, too. I'm convinced of it.

2 years down without treatment, and 8 more to go to meet my initial goal of beating all the 17p deletion CLL patient norms to putting off treatment (normally they have to treat my type within 1-2 years max)...

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (exHjb)

315
Mynamar Shave just sounds stupid.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (1Nxff)

316 298 ... Here in Commiefornia, a law was passed that fast food windows are not allowed to give out "single serve" items (plastic utensils, sauce packets, straws, etc.) unless they are requested. It used to be just sit-down restaurants that had to wait for their patrons to ask for a straw before they were furnished. ...
Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 11, 2022 11:36 AM (wUHYj)
++++

I ask for 'em whether I need the or not.
"Yes, I need a straw. I plan on sucking the yolk out o my eggs before I eat them"

Posted by: Chris Rock at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (ynpvh)

317 " Others may look better ( not to me though) but I don't think any female had the influence on the short hair style more than Dorothy Hamill.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (CqUXU)
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Audrey Hepburn."

Louise Brooks.

Posted by: gp, All Wrapped Up In His Own Private Idaho at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (qpX6U)

318 Newest shortage in the totally non recession Biden economy is plastic bags. Walmart stores have none in some parts of the country.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (3vQN0)

319 Ohwa Tagoo Siam sounds better than Ohwa Tagoo Thailand
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 11, 2022 11:47 AM

Oogha Chakka Ooga Chockka.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (GwxCX)

320 This busty redhead is a sino-skeptical advocate for high-density carbon energy:
https://is.gd/DUWgrh

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (WWh8n)

321 289 The last research I read about Shakespeare indicated that there were more than one, maybe as many as 6.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, stocking up at August 11, 2022 11:45 AM (jTmQV)

Press X to doubt

There's been a long history of people tearing down Shakespeare saying he couldn't possibly have written all his plays, or any of them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:49 AM (XvPQV)

322
T-Shirt gal! Bulgaroctonus off the top rope!

https://tinyurl.com/25rtk35n
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (dNqv+)



Not a fan of that haircut.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 11:49 AM (Zz0t1)

323 306 Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

It'd been translated into English a few times before then.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 11, 2022 11:47 AM (b2nrj)

Yes, but the KJV had brand new words in it...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:49 AM (ynpvh)

324 re josephine tey, this portrayal of richard 3rd, came from the tudor propagandist thomas morton, that shakespeare imbibed, in the modern day, alison weir swears by it, phillippa gregory dissents,

Posted by: no 6 at August 11, 2022 11:49 AM (i0Lci)

325 I will always remember Morgan Freeman as Vincent the Vegetable Vampire.
Posted by: red speck at August 11, 2022 11:38 AM


Those are fun to rewatch as adults. Morgan Freeman, Tom Lehrer, Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel...they had a great cast.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 11, 2022 11:49 AM (RkC6l)

326 Oh, I forgot porn stars!
Seka, Julie Rage and one of my ATF, Jeanna Fine looked great with short hair.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (XvPQV)

327 If you Google Dorothy Hamill one of the first things to come up is her haircut. It was a cultural phenomenon at the time.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (CqUXU)

328 Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM

Congratulations! Will keep you in my prayers for sure for God's hand upon you and your doctor as well.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (GwxCX)

329 Natalie Portman.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (lf83v)

330 Home Depot has signs at self checkout kiosks saying something like please only take plastic bags if you need them. Help save the erf.

So I take about 10 of them and throw them in the trash.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (3vQN0)

331 I got to see Sir Ian McKellen perform Richard III live on stage back in the early 90s. The setting was an alternate 1930's England, and a film adaptation was released a few years later.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (wUHYj)

332 If you Google Dorothy Hamill one of the first things to come up is her haircut. It was a cultural phenomenon at the time.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM

And not that attractive on most women, just like the clothes and furniture of that era.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (GwxCX)

333 Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?

==

I believe it was David French

Posted by: 2009Refugee at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (dliNp)

334 320 This busty redhead is a sino-skeptical advocate for high-density carbon energy:
https://is.gd/DUWgrh
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (WWh8n)

She does not have short hair.
But she does have big round boobs

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (XvPQV)

335 Not a fan of that haircut.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 11:49 AM (Zz0t1)

Fair. But I also have some bad news for you...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (dNqv+)

336 311 Audrey Hepburn.
Posted by: Ciampino

Yesss. #1.
________________________

Agreed. Number 1.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (lf83v)

337 Speaking of Dorothy Hamill, one of my young pre-teen crushes was on figure skater Janet Lynn (who also sported short hair in the early 70's).

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (PnkSq)

338 I found an interesting comment regarding the British people. By and large, they respect Shakespeare but adore Dickens. That might also play into why a lot of people do not like Shakespeare's plays here. Most of the main plots are not addressed to ordinary folks because Shakespeare was playing to his audiences and patrons. Dickens, on the other hand, writing when literacy was more established, sold his books to the people and his books reflected his audience.

I also believe that far too many teachers and professors teaching Shakespeare and literature in general skew those classes toward their tastes. That is especially true for education since the 60's in k-12 through college. If you have a gifted teacher, even the old Greek plays can come to life but it requires someone able to set context of how the play was written and performed objectively and not subjectively. The Durands, in their histories of civilization books, actually do a stellar overview of the arts in each period for the Western countries including the theater and literature. They place these in the contexts of the time and place of the artists' creation of their works.

Posted by: whig at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (CXr4y)

339 They are so predictable.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (ejSoJ)

340 313 There are shockingly few straight cinematic adaptations of King Lear.

Best cinematic version of King Lear is Akira Kurosawa's RAN.


It's breathtaking in it's scope and execution.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (+JKjx)

==========

So good, I mentioned it in my original comment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (LvTSG)

341 A black trans woman wrote all the WS plays. Obviously.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (3vQN0)

342 Per WZ: Home of St Peter believed to have been found along the Sea of Galilee.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (W/9Bb)

343 Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?

==

I believe it was David French

Posted by: 2009Refugee at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (dliNp)

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Thread winner.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (PnkSq)

344 BREAKING: Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ

They have the "suspect" cornered.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (ejSoJ)

345 328 Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM

Congratulations! Will keep you in my prayers for sure for God's hand upon you and your doctor as well.
Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (GwxCX)

Thanks (and thanks for the prayers), and now to go take my walk (since I skipped it this morning to not mess with the blood work). I'm hoping to be back on later this afternoon. I just couldn't wait to post the good news!

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (exHjb)

346 This busty redhead is a sino-skeptical advocate for high-density carbon energy:
https://is.gd/DUWgrh
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (WWh8n)

You need to read the audience. Boobs with short haircut link please.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (CqUXU)

347 321 Press X to doubt

There's been a long history of people tearing down Shakespeare saying he couldn't possibly have written all his plays, or any of them.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:49 AM (XvPQV)

=========

Obviously, Christopher Marlowe faked his death and took Shakespeare's name to cover his gambling debts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

348 318 Newest shortage in the totally non recession Biden economy is plastic bags. Walmart stores have none in some parts of the country.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (3vQN0)


There are none here, but that is due to local insanity, not Biden. You want paper it costs you 4 cents a bag, plus there is some restriction, but not entirely clear on what it is, for selling reusable bags in grocery stores due the spread of disease.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (PJAVg)

349 James Madison: great analogy to Airplane.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (3vQN0)

350 A black trans woman wrote all the WS plays. Obviously.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (3vQN0)

------

"You dissed her by leaving out the fact that she was also Muslim, h8r!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (PnkSq)

351 324 re josephine tey, this portrayal of richard 3rd, came from the tudor propagandist thomas morton, that shakespeare imbibed, in the modern day, alison weir swears by it, phillippa gregory dissents,

Posted by: no 6 at August 11, 2022 11:49 AM (i0Lci)

I like how the dauphin is called the "dolphin" in...Henry the V?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (ynpvh)

352 The state of CO gave me a check for $750. I'm gonna blow it on candy, gum and records.

Posted by: DB at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (geLO8)

353 326 Oh, I forgot porn stars!
Seka, Julie Rage and one of my ATF, Jeanna Fine looked great with short hair.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (XvPQV)

Curtains or the carpet?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (ynpvh)

354 349 James Madison: great analogy to Airplane.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (3vQN0)

========

Thank you! I just came up with it, too.

Gonna keep using it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (LvTSG)

355 BREAKING: Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ

Just one? They were hoping to entrap thousands.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (g1EEm)

356 @340

>>So good, I mentioned it in my original comment.

Reading is not my strongest attribute.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (+JKjx)

357 The Red Chinese are evil bastards.

Sooner or later they will have to be removed.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (2CExO)

358 352 The state of CO gave me a check for $750. I'm gonna blow it on candy, gum and records.
Posted by: DB at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (geLO

========

I could buy a couple dozen British 4Ks with that kind of money.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

359 Nuclear power plants are coming. Few people here doubt that claim and normally I would too. What a lot of people are missing is the big push at science magazine/web sites that were once not friendly to nuclear energy now selling it as "green and clean". Doubters would be wise to actually exercise some intellectual curiosity and search this out. Whats more is the billionaires pushing it, Gates and Buffet. People can go "pshaaaw thats BS, never happen" all you want, but the day is coming when the majority of the environmental/green movement does a complete flip on nuclear energy. Gates and Buffet heavily invested through TerraPower and PacifiCorp in nuclear and also heavily invested in lithium extraction/production, especially in SoCal/Salton Sea area. On my Facebook page I am inundated with nuclear is green propaganda because of pages I follow energy industry related. Too much to ignore plus actions being taken by suspicious players funding and pushing it that are lefties. Even these dopes know solar and wind ain't enough to power a grid for their EV wet dream. Nuclear energy pushed by greens is coming.

Posted by: JROD at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (0jZnq)

360 Obviously, Christopher Marlowe faked his death and took Shakespeare's name to cover his gambling debts.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

And then Sir Francis Bacon did a second draft...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (XvPQV)

361 330 Home Depot has signs at self checkout kiosks saying something like please only take plastic bags if you need them. Help save the erf.

So I take about 10 of them and throw them in the trash.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 11:50 AM (3vQN0)

I've used those bags for YEARS on the little trash containers around the house. Very useful.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (ynpvh)

362 You need to read the audience. Boobs with short haircut link please.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (CqUXU)
++++
Don't have any handy. But I found this after a cursory image search:
https://bit.ly/3PcH8dD

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (WWh8n)

363 Ohh, How about Elisha Cuthbert. YUM!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (GwxCX)

364 356 Reading is not my strongest attribute.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (+JKjx)

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At least you can read. I just bang on the keyboard until the red squiggles go away.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

365 >> Natalie Portman.


Also. Natalie Porkman.

Since someone brought up porn stars.

Posted by: garrett at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (9X0eP)

366 There are shockingly few straight cinematic adaptations of King Lear.
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It is an unhappy tale that far too many people have seen in their own lives--family dysfunction as a patriarch or matriarch of a family declines. Rulers nowadays are also not the sympathetic characters that they would have been to Shakespeare's patrons.

Posted by: whig at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (CXr4y)

367
Fair. But I also have some bad news for you...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (dNqv+)



Now, I didn't say she wasn't a 1 because of it.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (Zz0t1)

368 A black trans woman wrote all the WS plays

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It was a black Trans Am, and I am in high speed pursuit

Posted by: sheriff Buford t justice at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (dliNp)

369
There's been a long history of people tearing down Shakespeare saying he couldn't possibly have written all his plays, or any of them.
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Sounds like Shaespeare has a Trump problem too.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (0chEi)

370 Curtains or the carpet?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (ynpvh)

Curtains. Those three are all hardwood floor, baby

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (XvPQV)

371 The state of CO gave me a check for $750. I'm gonna blow it on candy, gum and records.
Posted by: DB at August 11, 2022 11:53 AM (geLO
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You think you're getting more than one of each with a mere $750 in Brandon's America?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (WWh8n)

372 360 Obviously, Christopher Marlowe faked his death and took Shakespeare's name to cover his gambling debts.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

And then Sir Francis Bacon did a second draft...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (XvPQV)

==========

I saw Anonymous in theaters and I enjoyed it as lavishly produced trash. I've always wanted to pick up a copy, but I've never gotten around to it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (LvTSG)

373 BREAKING: Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ
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Here comes the Crisis . . .

In 3 . . . 2. . . 1 Action

Posted by: Director of photography at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (FrVH/)

374 And just like that new Narrative

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (ejSoJ)

375 There are a number of as if written by Shakespeare books, the Star Wars Trilogy, Back to the Future etc. I think they're amusing and, if you're not careful, you might learn.something about how Shakespearean plays were put together.

https://amzn.to/3QDEnn2

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (FVME7)

376 342 Per WZ: Home of St Peter believed to have been found along the Sea of Galilee.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (W/9Bb)

How do they know? Does it have "Saint Pete was here!" scrawled in Aramaic?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (ynpvh)

377 336 311 Audrey Hepburn.
Posted by: Ciampino

Yesss. #1.

Agreed. Number 1.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:51 AM (lf83v)

She is up there, but... this is a me thing: She feels too young. I cannot put my finger on it, but she has a very young look (even in pictures or movies where I KNOW she is of age.) It turns something off in me somehow. I dunno.

https://tinyurl.com/my5kzum7

It is a back brain thing that whispers 'NO.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (dNqv+)

378 Huzzah! If green technology is so great, the government shouldn’t have to point a gun at my head to make me embrace it. In fact, the government mandates and tax incentives are all the proof I need that EVs and green technologies are pieces of sh-t.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (vTOB1)

379 362 You need to read the audience. Boobs with short haircut link please.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (CqUXU)
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Don't have any handy. But I found this after a cursory image search:
https://bit.ly/3PcH8dD
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (WWh8n)

I'm going to allow this.
Also I have an overdue library book and I need a good spanking.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (XvPQV)

380 Don't have any handy. But I found this after a cursory image search:
https://bit.ly/3PcH8dD
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (WWh8n)

Ya Da Man

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (CqUXU)

381 BREAKING: Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ

Good luck!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (GwxCX)

382 a free market economy, with the invisible hand of millions of decisions each day, decides that this vaunted "green revolution" is a good idea, then let it work its magic and create one. But doing this by government fiat is a guarantee that we will get the worst of all possible options.

Posted by CBD at 11:00 AM Comments

Remember the trope of the corporate raider of the 1980s? That's is what today's green goons are doing with government help. Scooping up the valuable pieces left in the wake of their "creative destruction ".
Of course, it helps to be connected to a powerful family...

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (MFphb)

383 Per WZ: Home of St Peter believed to have been found along the Sea of Galilee.
__________________________________________

Unpaid property tax records?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (lf83v)

384 366 There are shockingly few straight cinematic adaptations of King Lear.
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It is an unhappy tale that far too many people have seen in their own lives--family dysfunction as a patriarch or matriarch of a family declines. Rulers nowadays are also not the sympathetic characters that they would have been to Shakespeare's patrons.
Posted by: whig at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (CXr4y)

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The Furies, by Anthony Mann and starring Barbara Stanwyck, is a sort of adaptation of Lear set in the Old West.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (LvTSG)

385 360 Obviously, Christopher Marlowe faked his death and took Shakespeare's name to cover his gambling debts.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

And then Sir Francis Bacon did a second draft...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (XvPQV)

Then the Earl of Oxford got Bacon drunk and stole it....

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (906pl)

386 Crap. Had to get a new sim card for my phone. Put it off as long as possible. Now I'm getting disgusting, unsolicited ads. I don't use the internet on my phone.

Posted by: Infidel at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (mn1Pi)

387 Taming of the Shrew with Burton and Taylor is a guilty pleasure of mine.


The only Shakespeare I enjoy.

Posted by: Archer at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (gmo/4)

388 How do they know? Does it have "Saint Pete was here!" scrawled in Aramaic?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM

The mailbox was the first clue.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (GwxCX)

389 BREAKING: Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ

They have the "suspect" cornered.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (ejSoJ)

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Lemme guess: MAGA hat, raybans, shorts, and a tiki torch?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (PnkSq)

390 Nuclear energy pushed by greens is coming.
Posted by: JROD


You have to overcome NIMBY. Needs to be seen to be as virtuous as tooling around in a Tesla.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (g1EEm)

391 I saw Anonymous in theaters and I enjoyed it as lavishly produced trash. I've always wanted to pick up a copy, but I've never gotten around to it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (LvTSG)

That's my feeling for 'V for Vendetta' too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (XvPQV)

392 297 Who Wrote the KJV of the bible?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh

It's really a fascinating tale - it was written by a committee of the leading theological scholars from all of the denominations existing in England at the time, done because the existing english language translations at the time has some notorious faults in them. What is said about the KJV is that while it wasn't perfect, and some later translations are technically more accurate, the KJV managed to capture the sense of poetry in the original Hebrew that no other attempt has ever come close to doing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (trdmm)

393 364 356 Reading is not my strongest attribute.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (+JKjx)

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At least you can read. I just bang on the keyboard until the red squiggles go away.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

Ook, Ook!

Posted by: Millions of Monkeys on Typewriters writing Hamlet at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (ynpvh)

394 The low level Cincinnati fib employees are caught up in an op to cover the Department of Just Us and Christopher Wray.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (flINI)

395 Home of St Peter believed to have been found along the Sea of Galilee.

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They found a mailbox with St. Peter on it?

Posted by: runner at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (2igD3)

396 How do they know? Does it have "Saint Pete was here!" scrawled in Aramaic?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (ynpvh)

That's kinda what they found.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (W/9Bb)

397 355 BREAKING: Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ

Just one? They were hoping to entrap thousands.
Posted by: quantum mechanic

Hey guys, I have an idea...

Posted by: Ray Epps at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (wUHYj)

398 Nuclear power plants are coming.
==
Wake me when I can swing by Ace hardware and pick up a Mr. Fusion.

Posted by: McFly at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (FrVH/)

399 I could buy a couple dozen British 4Ks with that kind of money.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Not sure if you are interested but Amazon was selling a Spanish Bluray of Song of the South. But, you can change the audio to English in the menu before playing. Definitely not restored picture but soundtrack is good, largely cardboard characterization except for the actor playing Uncle Remus. Should never have been canceled.

Posted by: whig at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (CXr4y)

400 Oddly, Shakespeare did not forsee trannies.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (0chEi)

401 368 A black trans woman wrote all the WS plays

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It was a black Trans Am, and I am in high speed pursuit

Posted by: sheriff Buford t justice at August 11, 2022 11:55 AM (dliNp)

It's a Trans Am now...what as it before its transition?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (ynpvh)

402 Audrey Hepburn always needed to have a sammich or two.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (CqUXU)

403 387 Taming of the Shrew with Burton and Taylor is a guilty pleasure of mine.


The only Shakespeare I enjoy.

Posted by: Archer at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (gmo/4)

There's actually a good version of that starring John Cleese.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (906pl)

404 Obviously, Christopher Marlowe faked his death and took Shakespeare's name to cover his gambling debts.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

And then Sir Francis Bacon did a second draft...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (XvPQV)

Then the Earl of Oxford got Bacon drunk and stole it....
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (906pl)
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True Fact: They used to play a game back then called "Seven Degrees of Francis Bacon."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (PnkSq)

405 399 Not sure if you are interested but Amazon was selling a Spanish Bluray of Song of the South. But, you can change the audio to English in the menu before playing. Definitely not restored picture but soundtrack is good, largely cardboard characterization except for the actor playing Uncle Remus. Should never have been canceled.
Posted by: whig at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (CXr4y)

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I saw Song of the South once. It was deeply inoffensive and mildly entertaining.

I did not see what the fuss was about.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

406 400 Oddly, Shakespeare did not forsee trannies.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (0chEi)

Um. There are a LOT of his comedies where women dress like men and some where men dress like women.

He knew.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (XvPQV)

407 There are shockingly few straight cinematic adaptations of King Lear.

(spoilers)

It's a Cinderella story where Cinderella dies in the final act. I don't think Producer Guy will green-light that.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM (xttsV)

408 388 How do they know? Does it have "Saint Pete was here!" scrawled in Aramaic?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM

The mailbox was the first clue.
Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (GwxCX)

It was found in the Castle of ARRRRRrrrrrrgghhhh....

at least that's what was carved into the stone!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM (trdmm)

409 Morn' all. I feel so sorry for the poor widdle FBI people.. Someone said something scary about them... Of course they are all armed

Posted by: It's me donna at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM (bs+z0)

410 The KJV managed to capture the sense of poetry in the original Hebrew that no other attempt has ever come close to doing.

Posted by: Tom Servo
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KJV and Shakespeare overlapped each other. The Elizabethan language is probably the most poetic era of English as a language and the KJV reflects that.

Posted by: whig at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM (CXr4y)

411 407 There are shockingly few straight cinematic adaptations of King Lear.

(spoilers)

It's a Cinderella story where Cinderella dies in the final act. I don't think Producer Guy will green-light that.
Posted by: Chuck C at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM (xttsV)

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They changed the ending of Romeo and Juliet for West Side Story.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

412 379 362 You need to read the audience. Boobs with short haircut link please.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (CqUXU)
++++
Don't have any handy. But I found this after a cursory image search:
https://bit.ly/3PcH8dD
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 11:54 AM (WWh8n)

I'm going to allow this.
Also I have an overdue library book and I need a good spanking.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (XvPQV)

We can help! :::phoning FBI for warrant:::

Posted by: National Archives at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM (ynpvh)

413 BREAKING: Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ
======================
Lemme guess, all white dudes in khaki pants, w/US flag facemasks and red hats on? Yeah, they probably went out the back door, walked around to the front door and started yelling "This is MAGA country!!"
They're enjoying a nice lunch down in the cafeteria right now.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM (lGrs1)

414 Don't have any handy. But I found this after a cursory image search:
https://bit.ly/3PcH8dD
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Teacher, ask me how I've been a very bad boy...

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 12:01 PM (g1EEm)

415 402 Audrey Hepburn always needed to have a sammich or two.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (CqUXU)

She was always on the edge of anorexia, which gave her a pre-teen look.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 12:01 PM (trdmm)

416 381 BREAKING: Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ

Good luck!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (GwxCX)

He works for the FIB and lost his swipe-in badge...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 12:01 PM (ynpvh)

417 Another theater factoid.
There were no "actresses" in WS's time.
All were men in drag.
This practice continued for a long time.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, stocking up at August 11, 2022 12:01 PM (jTmQV)

418 396 How do they know? Does it have "Saint Pete was here!" scrawled in Aramaic?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (ynpvh)

That's kinda what they found.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (W/9Bb)

I'm looking into the news and it looks like the inscriptions are things like "Head and Leader of the Heavenly Messengers" (which would refer to Peter) from the Byzantines. So strong evidence that the ancient Church believed it to be his house(and they built a church there), but not quite direct proof.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 11, 2022 12:01 PM (b2nrj)

419 Here is interesting news for the few of you who survived the killer heat waves across the country from beginning to end of July. From the official NOAA US climate report:

July 2022

The average temperature across the contiguous U.S. last month was 76.4 degrees F (2.8 degrees above average), making July 2022 the third-hottest July in the 128-year climate record. Only July 1936 (first) and July 2012 (second) were hotter.

https://tinyurl.com/yknjc3xe

This is why the Climate Thugs are screaming today about how hot it is in the Arctic. They don't want to tell what is bad news for them after screaming about killer US temperatures last month.

Posted by: Gref at August 11, 2022 12:01 PM (AMIL/)

420 How do they know? Does it have "Saint Pete was here!" scrawled in Aramaic?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (ynpvh)

That's kinda what they found.
==
So a tourist trap. Somebody 30 to 300 years later decides to cash in the tourist trade. One time traveling through Kansas, saw a sign for the World's largest prairie dog. A WTF and 20 minutes later, arrived at an deserted building/lot. Place was closed years earlier. People do that to drive traffic.

Posted by: I'm not Indiana Jones , but color me skeptical at August 11, 2022 12:02 PM (6Up2s)

421 I think the Earl of Oxford was the most likely candidate to be Shakespeare if the real Shakespeare wasn't since he had time and money. My mother who was an English professor used to grind her teeth at these alternate theories.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 12:02 PM (wvo9L)

422 386 Crap. Had to get a new sim card for my phone. Put it off as long as possible. Now I'm getting disgusting, unsolicited ads. I don't use the internet on my phone.

Posted by: Infidel at August 11, 2022 11:57 AM (mn1Pi)

Should NOT have used the one you found on the street...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 12:02 PM (ynpvh)

423 @BourbonChicken

Thanks for your Christopher Lee answer to my question last thread -- and for the reference to Oracle of Bacon website.

Looked up his film credits on ImDB and he's listed with 286. Michael Caine was a relative piker @ 176.

Cheers!

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 12:02 PM (PnkSq)

424 Nood. ace is up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 11, 2022 12:02 PM (dNqv+)

425 Insurrectionist was waving a brand new, still creased confederate flag I assume?

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 11, 2022 12:02 PM (3vQN0)

426 406 400 Oddly, Shakespeare did not forsee trannies.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (0chEi)

Um. There are a LOT of his comedies where women dress like men and some where men dress like women.

He knew.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (XvPQV)

No female actors at the time. So the "women dressing like men" is a man pretending to be a woman pretending to be a man. That's part of the joke.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 11, 2022 12:03 PM (b2nrj)

427 72 Bangcock

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:16 AM (XvPQV)
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Put a bandage around it.

Posted by: Ciampino - going thro' doorways sideways with an erection at August 11, 2022 12:03 PM (qfLjt)

428 I like Shakespeare. I like reading it, watching it and peforming it

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 12:04 PM (wvo9L)

429 406 400 Oddly, Shakespeare did not forsee trannies.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (0chEi)

Um. There are a LOT of his comedies where women dress like men and some where men dress like women.

He knew.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 11, 2022 11:59 AM (XvPQV)

Chinese Opera (the original): Men played women as well...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 12:04 PM (ynpvh)

430 I saw Song of the South once. It was deeply inoffensive and mildly entertaining.

I did not see what the fuss was about.
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It was a white author that recorded Gullah stories which represented the smashup of African and Cherokee cultures in coastal Carolinas. If the author had been black it would be required reading cuz authentic American liturature. It is truly the first American liturature. You can take you repressed roundhead Scarlet Letter and stuff it where the sun don't shine.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 12:05 PM (0chEi)

431 I also believe that far too many teachers and professors teaching Shakespeare and literature in general skew those classes toward their tastes. Posted by: whig

May I suggest this bias to teaching the established classicals is in part due to inertia (this is how it is done), and because they are a pinnacle literary achievement. I know from first hand experience that "a gifted teacher, even the old Greek plays can come to life", though in my case it was a HS semester spent studying 78 records from 20s, 30s, and 40s from the musical, literature, and cultural perspectives. I learned about American through that in a very profound manner that, 50 years later, has never stopped influencing me. Thank you for comment, very nice.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 11, 2022 12:05 PM (FF+On)

432 Another theater factoid.
There were no "actresses" in WS's time.
All were men in drag.
This practice continued for a long time.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, stocking up at August 11, 2022 12:01 PM (jTmQV)

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Things I learned watching "Shakespeare In Love."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 11, 2022 12:05 PM (PnkSq)

433 They changed the ending of Romeo and Juliet for West Side Story.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 12:00 PM


Been there, done that.

Posted by: Nahum Tate at August 11, 2022 12:05 PM (xttsV)

434 430 It was a white author that recorded Gullah stories which represented the smashup of African and Cherokee cultures in coastal Carolinas. If the author had been black it would be required reading cuz authentic American liturature. It is truly the first American liturature. You can take you repressed roundhead Scarlet Letter and stuff it where the sun don't shine.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 12:05 PM (0chEi)

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So...better than Ghost Ship?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 12:05 PM (LvTSG)

435 I did not see what the fuss was about.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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The intimation that it occurred during an era of slavery. The movie carefully blurs that distinction so it could have been placed in antebellum times or post Civil War sharecropping times.

Regardless, author Joel Chandler Harris has also been cancelled for being a person of his times. It is a shame because Harris is one of the few archivists of a forgotten language and oral history of folk tales from Africa. I would put this on par with the Library of Congress early blues recording project.

Posted by: whig at August 11, 2022 12:05 PM (CXr4y)

436 >Insurrectionist Attacks Feeb HQ

Well at least he knows where the capitol is.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 12:06 PM (44ww/)

437 396 How do they know? Does it have "Saint Pete was here!" scrawled in Aramaic?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 11:56 AM (ynpvh)

That's kinda what they found.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 11:58 AM (W/9Bb)

I saw that - iirc, they found the remains of a small Byzantine church, built in the 3rd or 4th century, on the shores of Lake Galilee and built on top of the older ruins of an ordinary working family's house from the 1st Century. Stands to reason that the Byzantines had a reason to feel that house had been something special.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 12:07 PM (trdmm)

438
Nuclear energy pushed by greens is coming.
Posted by: JROD


I hope you're right. Also I hope to find a pot of gold in my back yard.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2022 12:07 PM (63Dwl)

439 19 Good morning all!
Starting Hamlet with my seniors. They are not best pleased.

Posted by: Jmel at August 11, 2022 11:06 AM (RWHIh)
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You don't specify whether it's an actual stage performance or you are reading it as class literature.

Posted by: Ciampino - we did MacBeth and I did the cauldron pyrotechnics at August 11, 2022 12:07 PM (qfLjt)

440 305 Show me a movie I will show you a WS play.

leonard part 6

Posted by: kulak anachronda at August 11, 2022 12:07 PM (GKqIR)

441 Destroy the land; destroy the people.

The ones with the wherewithal to escape come here, from the most part, legally or not. See: Temporary Protected Status. Burma (Myanmar) is in the U.S. program. (Note:
The Philippines and other 'big' mined nations aren't.) Anyway, we know The Great Migration is real and Congress is filled with idiots.

Aside from that, "Environmental Justice" is all over the Budget of the United States Government, FY 2023. (As are references to the President's Justice40 Program.) Both Joe and his former partner in crime said they're not for reparations - coming out of their pockets, apparently. Nevertheless, it's our money going to the country's PR for environmental justice (reparations) & some community though, in reality, it's always about wealth building for the elites.

Posted by: Lola at August 11, 2022 12:07 PM (NIYa7)

442 So a tourist trap. Somebody 30 to 300 years later decides to cash in the tourist trade. One time traveling through Kansas, saw a sign for the World's largest prairie dog. A WTF and 20 minutes later, arrived at an deserted building/lot. Place was closed years earlier. People do that to drive traffic.
Posted by: I'm not Indiana Jones


That happened on one of my family vacations once, while traveling through the Southwest. Billboards for miles announcing So and So's (can't remember the name) Indian Ruins, until we got to Indian Ruins Next Exit. Got to the parking lot of a gift shop and Dad asked one of the clerks how to get to the ruins and they said, "Oh, it's just the name of the store.".

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 11, 2022 12:08 PM (wUHYj)

443 Hepburn probably was built that way, but got an early start on thin-as-a-rail thanks to the "hunger winter" in occupied Holland, 1944-45.

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

444 The only real problem the Left has with the 1% is they are NOT in it and in control of who is allowed in.

AOC once said she wanted to eliminate 99% of the Internal Combustion Vehicles on the road. No one asked her who was the 1% who get to keep theirs.

Posted by: JB1000 at August 11, 2022 12:09 PM (fHuWl)

445 You need to read the audience. Boobs with short haircut link please.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 11, 2022 11:52 AM (CqUXU)

The audience is gay for mannish-haircut chicks.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 11, 2022 12:17 PM (U3uv2)

446 Market's up, What's big mouth going to say today?

Posted by: Braenyard and badgering his representative to exert his Oversight Authority on our Democrat oppress at August 11, 2022 12:20 PM (X2vir)

447 96 I think Hamlet is the most overrated play in Shakespeare’s oeuvre.

Much prefer McBeth.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 11:19 AM (MyP/f)
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I would do Othello and unless there was a very good Black student for the part, I would use anyone else with the skill - and wait for the woke reaction.
Then do The Merchant Of Venice and see if anyone complains that the Italian part was not played by Italians.

Posted by: Ciampino - did MacBeth and I did the cauldron pyrotechnics at August 11, 2022 12:22 PM (qfLjt)

448 Audrey was sexless.

Posted by: Braenyard badgering his representative to exert his Oversight Authority on our Democrat oppressor at August 11, 2022 12:22 PM (X2vir)

449 Which big mouth? One is beach bound again.

It's simple. We're building back better, excluding your pension, of course.

Posted by: Lola at August 11, 2022 12:25 PM (NIYa7)

450 So me a tree hugger and I'll show you a watermelon.

Posted by: Obama's boyfriend at August 11, 2022 12:44 PM (EcD5Y)

451 She just does not move. And that's not out of principle, that's just out of basic caloric necessity.


I actually laughed out loud.

Ace, Ace, Baby
So Cruel, so Cruel

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:00 PM (yQpMk)

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