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Torre Scola, Italy

Torre Scola, or Scola Tower:

The Scola Tower (Torre Scola on Italian), originally known as the tower of St. John the Baptist (Torre di San Giovanni Battista), is a military structure situated in the western part of the Gulf of La Spezia (or Gulf of Poets) in the coastal region of Liguria in north-western Italy. The tower, or what was left of it, is more than 42 feet tall and it looks like as it is rising from the sea. It was constructed by the citizens of Genoa (actually by the Senate of the Republic of Genoa) in 1606 on a rock in front of the northeastern side of the island of Palmaria in the town of Porto Venere, now in the Province of La Spezia.

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A history of stupid inventions. Actually some of these are pretty cool.

Solving the problem of tight parking in Paris, 1927.

Hindenburg flying over New York City, one hour before the conflagration in Lakehurst, NJ.

This is how they used to pick pockets in the olden times.

In ancient times, people told the time according to to the tilt of a puppy's head.

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In the olden times, little girls had amazing magical powers, and would glow wonderfully when we burned them at the stake for their witchery.

In the olden days, dogs used to eat while seated in Thrones of Oak.

The ancient Egyptians revered cats for their superior pottery skills.

Man learned the art of romance from the sea otter. No, not like that. I mean we observed them.

From time immemorial, man has always enjoyed bamboozling dogs.

Shop owners of the past feared three things: thieves, bears, and thieving bears.

When the world was filled with lions, and extraordinarily athletic oxen.

Back when the world was young, and Joe Biden was only 68.

This is actually giving me anxiety.

In the Olden Times, we built houses right on the edge of the sea, because we didn't realize that global warming would have killed us all by now:



In the Old Days, we didn't have "video games," Fatty. We just went outside and experienced a game called "Real Life," Punk.

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Soldiers returning home, 1945

Posted by: Ace at 07:48 PM




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1
ESPONJA!!!11!!!1!

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2022 07:52 PM (ENBF0)

2 Wow.

Posted by: wth at September 22, 2022 07:53 PM (v0R5T)

3 Read the content!

Posted by: Adm. Josh Painter at September 22, 2022 07:53 PM (a3Q+t)

4 Back when Biden was only 68, and he only lied about his family origin, his background, his grades, his scholarships, and his son's accomplishments.

The good old days.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2022 07:54 PM (Ed8Zd)

5 A road free from traffic lights, HOBOS AND FECES in San Francisco, 100 years ago.

Posted by: wth at September 22, 2022 07:54 PM (v0R5T)

6 Afternoon, horde. That ship with the soldiers is very cool but makes me claustrophobic just looking at it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 07:54 PM (SLXtE)

7 wurst

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2022 07:55 PM (Ivdso)

8 Neat, me being a Genovese wop and all.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2022 07:56 PM (2oW/+)

9 And that is when we took grandpas license away.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 22, 2022 07:56 PM (BI+67)

10
tips hat...

g'evenin', Ben Had

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2022 07:58 PM (ENBF0)

11 Afternoon, horde. That ship with the soldiers is very cool but makes me claustrophobic just looking at it.
Posted by: Jordan61

Jammed into a berthing space with 300 of your closest friends.

Now try to imagine the heads (bathrooms).

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 07:59 PM (LsEU/)

12 AltonJackson, loved your first. Real classy, but then your a classy guy.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2022 07:59 PM (2oW/+)

13 That Hindenburg video; parts of it was used for the RUSH music video, Headlong Flight.

https://youtu.be/qSWn9qbaFu8

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 22, 2022 08:00 PM (sAmhv)

14 bamboozling doggies - I remember as kids we thought it was hilarious to put one end of the hose near the dog, and then hide around the corner, talking through the other end and watching him go "huh???"

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 08:00 PM (trdmm)

15 I have a house jam full of stuff. A bit stressful for a time as I could not get one of the locks to open. They had to go back to get the third U-Box, so they took it back and cut it off. I can't find my oil radiators, which I could use as it's 55 today. Having some problems staying warm. I'll just keep putting on more clothes, now that they are here.

Not sure if the animals are happy or not, but they do seem to be sleeping a lot this afternoon.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at September 22, 2022 08:02 PM (5HBd1)

16 for those soldiers on the ship, I imagine it was put to them "well, you can be home in two weeks, or you can hang out here and eat k-rations for the next six months."

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 08:03 PM (trdmm)

17 Now try to imagine the heads (bathrooms).
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 07:59 PM (LsEU/)


Back when my husband was still in the CG, he came home and went upstairs and asked why the bathroom fan was on. I said, "well, because I had to use the bathroom." He said, "does it matter? I live on a ship with 100 guys."

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 08:03 PM (SLXtE)

18 Dog bamboozler wearing a shirt that says Youth Loser.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2022 08:03 PM (63Dwl)

19 I imagine they've put it out by now but in Changsha China, a Chinese-quality skyscraper 42 stories tall went full Towering Inferno a couple days back. Gutted the thing, from the looks of it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2022 08:04 PM (Ivdso)

20 The Empire State Building had a blimp dock. I forgot which floor.

Posted by: polynikes at September 22, 2022 08:04 PM (NVQas)

21 That pic of the Towers is hard to look at.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2022 08:05 PM (EZebt)

22 When I was a kid, I would look out of my bedroom window in the Bronx and look south, to the site of the WTC as it was being built. You could see the sunlight streaming through the unfinished floors, just like in that picture above. I knew, from that moment, that I wanted to live in Manhattan. My first grown-up apartment was on Gold St. and Fulton, not more than three quarters of a mile from the Twin Towers.

That picture brought back a lot of memories. Good ones, this time. Thanks.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 22, 2022 08:05 PM (9miN6)

23 The Empire State Building had a blimp dock. I forgot which floor.

It was waayaayy up in the top, where you have to get special permission and pay a fee, and get on a waiting list to get to these days. I don't think it was ever used though, too much wind.

I did have the Hindenburg get destroyed there in my Golden Age Champions campaign though The heroes were unable to save the zeppelin but they did get almost everyone off to safety before it burned up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2022 08:06 PM (Ivdso)

24 Operation Magic Carpet - repatriating the millions of US servicemen/et al after the surrender of Japan and Germany.

My deceased USMC Guadalcanal vet friend said he slept on the deck of some freighter to get back, along with lots of other Marines and GIs. He'd originally shipped out on a commandeered ocean liner, but nobody minded the travel accommodations if they could get back sooner.

Japan faced an enormous problem of repatriating its troops from overseas. Took years.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:06 PM (OTzUX)

25 i kinda want to live on Torre Scola

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2022 08:08 PM (p/nbH)

26 When my family returned from Germany after my dad's service was done we came across the Atlantic on the A. M. Patch. Probably not as crowded as that but as my mom says it definitely wasn't the Queen Mary.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 08:10 PM (ZLI7S)

27 The Fargo Fishwrap noticed the Republican pounce:
https://tinyurl.com/5ceumj38

And there might not actually have been a political argument! The boozed up SUV driver may have just pulled his excuse out of the toxic stew of the Brandon regime.
https://tinyurl.com/yck5tvbh

Posted by: ptschett at September 22, 2022 08:10 PM (zB+vL)

28 That ship could teach Guam a thing or two.

Posted by: polynikes at September 22, 2022 08:10 PM (NVQas)

29 Well, no one wants to live in the Bronx.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2022 08:11 PM (EZebt)

30
From time immemorial, man has always enjoyed bamboozling dogs.

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From time immemorial, dogs have always enjoyed bamboozling man.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 08:11 PM (nKxQm)

31 Found a shiny golden dragon.costume for doggeh
He looks teh awesomexxx

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2022 08:12 PM (p/nbH)

32 I've mentioned my old friend, now gone, the Brit merchant sailor. When he first went to sea, age about 17 at the end of WW2, most of the time was spent "trooping", returning soldiers from parts of the Empire to the home island. He told me about how many they would cram on ships with no provision other than crew, but they made it somehow. Rotation between sleeping on weather decks or below, improvised heads off the sides, meals served into the troops kits out of buckets.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:13 PM (lz5hY)

33 WTF?

Posted by: vmom's dog at September 22, 2022 08:14 PM (NVQas)

34
Got the back yard, dog pens and back 40 mowed this afternoon. I look out over the emerald expanse and murmur to myself, "Oh, you splendid fellow. You splendid, splendid fellow."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 08:14 PM (nKxQm)

35 When the world was filled with lions, and extraordinarily athletic oxen.

Oxen rarely, if ever, skip leg day.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 22, 2022 08:14 PM (a3Q+t)

36 140 "Collapsing" is too passive; everything's being demolished.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik

Everything is Broken
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 22, 2022 07:42 PM (sAmhv)


*points at eyes*
*points back at Puddleglum*

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 22, 2022 08:15 PM (DTX3h)

37
Rotation between sleeping on weather decks or below, improvised heads off the sides, meals served into the troops kits out of buckets.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:13 PM (lz5hY)

__________

And every one was happy with that if the ship was pointed towards home.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 08:18 PM (1Nxff)

38 i took the WTC pic down and added a vid of san fran in the 40s

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 08:18 PM (B3oWe)

39 That pic of the Towers is hard to look at.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2022 08:05 PM (EZebt)

The arch facade design feature of the bottom floors is now tragically iconic. That photo is what I saw in my mind when I looked at the photo of the towers being built.

Posted by: vmom's dog at September 22, 2022 08:18 PM (NVQas)

40 After VE Day, my dad volunteered to serve against Japan because they sent you home right away with two months leave. Less than four months later the war was over thanks to the Bombs. He was in the Navy in the North Atlantic so there was no crowded ship to get home just his ship docking in Halifax.

His brother/my uncle was in a Sherman as a wireless operator and my grandma said she was so worried about him. Someone asked her why she wasn't worried about my dad and she said, "Neil knows how to swim!"

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 08:18 PM (yikp0)

41 33 WTF?
Posted by: vmom's dog at September 22, 2022 08:14 PM

Who's a good dragon? Yes you are!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2022 08:18 PM (p/nbH)

42 I like the tower. Especially with microwave.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 22, 2022 08:19 PM (w2Z7l)

43 Fulton Co PA suing Dominion:

Officials cite a report from earlier this month which revealed that "security measures necessary to harden and secure" Dominion's systems had not been performed, and that "external USB hard drives had been inserted in the machines on several occasions" when there was "no known list of approved external drives that could have been or were used or inserted into the machines."

The county allegedly discovered that a "python script" had been installed on one device, which was "connected to an external device on an external network" reportedly located in Canada.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 22, 2022 08:19 PM (BI+67)

44 i kinda want to live on Torre Scola
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2022 08:08 PM (p/nbH)



FUN FACT: MC Escher grew up there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2022 08:19 PM (guGkK)

45 25 i kinda want to live on Torre Scola
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2022 08:08 PM (p/nbH)

Me, too! Looks like there's plenty of room for both of us.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 22, 2022 08:19 PM (OX9vb)

46 Sorry for non-cafe-ish stuff, but last post prompted me to look up the GOP's newly unveiled "Commitment to America".

FFS. First item on the (3 item) list of general objectives: "defeat this virus". I'm not kidding. It gets worse. Major commitment to "develop COVID vaccine". Further on - I guess this has now replaced the completely cynical and dishonest "repeal and replace Obamacare" tick item - there's talk of developing therapeutics, and (huh?) protecting those with pre-existing conditions.

Beyond that, platitudes about "restoring" America, and the American dream. Oh, and "infrastructure" - the desperate, silly perennial mantra of the Dems since the late 80s, now a GOP item. Nice!

Maybe I didn't scroll down all the way, but not a word about inflation (meaning, about govt. spending and monetary policy), or the disastrous war on real energy/the "climate" idiocy ravaging the society. Not a word.

And half of these losers are *wearing masks, outside on the House steps* for the event. Jeebus.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:20 PM (OTzUX)

47 Dad took a few cruises on troop transports in the far east during the big one. Return trip they basically dumped him in San Francisco and sent him home. He had to hitch hike back to Montana

Posted by: Beartooth at September 22, 2022 08:21 PM (NNXmr)

48 Maybe I didn't scroll down all the way, but not a word about inflation (meaning, about govt. spending and monetary policy), or the disastrous war on real energy/the "climate" idiocy ravaging the society. Not a word.

Anything about docs butchering kids for money? That seems important.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 22, 2022 08:22 PM (guGkK)

49 37 Yep. Johnny brought that up. The Brits, from a small island, are social people, and he said there was always a sing along going on. Quite happy to be going Home, some having been gone since the start or earlier.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:22 PM (lz5hY)

50 36: antisocial justice beatnik

Click link at nic. Takes you to Tablet Mag to an article called Everything is Broken. A secular Lamentations.

:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 22, 2022 08:22 PM (sAmhv)

51 Sea otters holding hands is cute, but do they only hold 1 other otters hand, or do you end up with a whole line of sea otters that don't want to drift apart?

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

52 @24 Japan faced an enormous problem of repatriating its troops from overseas. Took years.

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The final job of quite a few of the surviving IJN ships before they were sent to the breakers (or Bikini Atoll).

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2022 08:24 PM (PTw5h)

53 51 Sea otters holding hands is cute, but do they only hold 1 other otters hand, or do you end up with a whole line of sea otters that don't want to drift apart?
Posted by: 496



Otter Kebabs!

Posted by: Orca at September 22, 2022 08:25 PM (sAmhv)

54 I've mentioned my old friend, now gone, the Brit merchant sailor.
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Nice anecdote, Bill. [My Scottish neighbour who lived in the same block of flats as Sean Connery was in the Merchant Marine, though during the war too.] And R.I.P. too, Bill's friend..

I read in a book about the Victorian military that Royal Navy sailors used to make a mint off of land troops being shipped to the far abroad like India because the men were still paid as if they were ashore and were bored stiff so the sailors ran gambling games as the House.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 08:25 PM (yikp0)

55 >>Oxen rarely, if ever, skip leg day.

Neither do buffalo. Helps them jump over lions.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 08:26 PM (ZLI7S)

56
Autumnal Equinox in T - 38 min.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 22, 2022 08:27 PM (Mzdiz)

57 And half of these losers are *wearing masks, outside on the House steps* for the event. Jeebus.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:20 PM (OTzUX)

No global warming, DIE, and tranny rights to groom children? GOPe is slipping.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:27 PM (yHsuS)

58 @27 And there might not actually have been a political argument! The boozed up SUV driver may have just pulled his excuse out of the toxic stew of the Brandon regime.

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Something appears to have been going on, since the victim apparently complained about the suspect while on the phone with his mother. But yeah, we only have the suspect's word so far that politics was the reason. Hopefully there were some witnesses to whatever was going on earlier.

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2022 08:27 PM (PTw5h)

59 well my electric provider here in the Berkshires has just informed it's customers that beginning Nov 1st, rates will increase by 64%

so I got that going for me for Christmas

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 08:28 PM (us2H3)

60 I lived in the Bronx and enjoyed it. The Riverdale section on the river. You would never believe you were in the city, but took less than a half-hour to Times Square. Amazing place then.

Posted by: The Iron Sheik at September 22, 2022 08:28 PM (l3SW6)

61 In two hitches in the Corps, I only spent two weeks afloat, and as good as we had it compared to early days, it sucked. One of our main problems was a boatswain's mate who had invested in a new kazoo, and loved piping everything. We discovered the magic of a wet towel shoved into our compartment's speaker.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:28 PM (lz5hY)

62 Pretending things don't exist, doesn't change things. The Towers will always be part of who we are - standing or falling. It's forgetting or averting our gaze, that's dangerous - that's the Left's game with their monument madness.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 22, 2022 08:29 PM (AaLDK)

63 Not gonna bother to look up the actual Contract with America, but I recall it being almost entirely specifics, very detailed.

Quick scan, Trump's name appeared once, in connection with (of course) the "vaccine". Only one or two congressmen used any other than the most vapid, shopworn limp formulaic words about the Dems - did you know that some House GOP are "disappointed with Pelosi's lack of leadership?". Wow. Civil war sure to follow soon. Incendiary talk, there.

CRT and other insane freak deformations of education (and federal agencies)? Not a word. Collapse of DOJ and FBI into rag-tag Third World political entities? Not a word.

And the entire catastrophe of self-inflicted science-free authoritarian vandalism - the "pandemic" responses - is implicitly validated/endorsed. It is a certainty all of this is entirely the product of surveys and focus groups. THIS is how hopeless a huge % of America is - this sort of limp garbage is seen as appropriate as a campaign agenda.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:30 PM (OTzUX)

64 Any republican congress critter who wears a mask should be tarred and feathered, drawn and quartered, fed feet first into a wood chipper, and then buried alive.

I may have messed up the order.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2022 08:30 PM (u73oe)

65
Autumnal Equinox in T - 38 min.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 22, 2022 08:27 PM


time to put the straw away and break out the winter hat

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2022 08:30 PM (ENBF0)

66 Not one thing about election integrity I suppose.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:31 PM (yHsuS)

67 The German U-boats were fitted out with a similar towed gyro-copter to get some visual distance for the lookouts when on the surface. I don't believe they were considered a success.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 08:31 PM (xhaym)

68
I may have messed up the order.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2022 08:30 PM (u73oe)

________

First murder, THEN suicide.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 08:33 PM (1Nxff)

69 time to put the straw away and break out the winter hat

53 degrees here this evening. Yesterday, it was 84 at this time.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2022 08:33 PM (Xrfse)

70

You REALLY don't want to see the otter Daisy chain... Jesus Christ!

Posted by: Mr. Slave at September 22, 2022 08:33 PM (yzI/E)

71 " don't want to drift apart?"

Did one of those glacier tours out of Whittier AK.
Saw a "raft"? of at least 60 floating together.
Some playing, floating, just watching life go by.
Don't remember seeing any holding hands but I might not have been paying close attention.
Seeing that many in one spot was pretty amazing.

Posted by: Bosk at September 22, 2022 08:33 PM (v4L7Y)

72 Neat, me being a Genovese wop and all.
Posted by: Ben Had
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I thought they all went to Argentina and became gauchos or something.

Posted by: From about that time at September 22, 2022 08:34 PM (4780s)

73 @46

>>And half of these losers are *wearing masks, outside on the House steps* for the event. Jeebus.

As has been noted, the GOP, in the main, is an illegitimate political party, properly understood.

They are not the solution to any of our problems and are increasingly a major impediment and threat to us ever being able to right this ship that's heading headlong into an iceberg.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 08:34 PM (up/3i)

74 Old time health book from the 50s (or older) I once had had tips to staying clean. One was to bathe once a week. Another was to put DDT powder in your hair to get rid iof lice. During the days you don't bathe it said to stand there and rub your body with a dry towel. Animsls.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 22, 2022 08:34 PM (NKuIm)

75 From time immemorial, man has always enjoyed bamboozling dogs.


Someday, dogs and cats will tire of being bamboozled and used as playthings by humans. Given increasing urbanization along with Darwin's principles, someday squirrels, raccoons, rats, blue jays and gulls, and dogs and cats will figure out how to destroy the human race and do it. Buy more ammo! Now!

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2022 08:35 PM (AMIL/)

76 The Brits, from a small island, are social people,
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Survivors of HMS Sheffield Exoceting were singing Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" as they were being recovered.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 08:35 PM (yikp0)

77 >>53 degrees here this evening. Yesterday, it was 84 at this time.

Supposed to get down to the low 40s here tomorrow night.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 08:35 PM (ZLI7S)

78 Now try to imagine the heads (bathrooms).
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 07:59 PM (LsEU/)


Local news site had an article today about the coming increases and how to help lessen the blow. Door draft stoppers and insulate your windows. So helpful.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 08:36 PM (SLXtE)

79 Go look at it yourselves if interested.

https://www.gop.gov/commitmenttoamerica/

Pathetic, in context.

This cycle's version of the agenda extracted - the visible spitting-mad resentment of the GOP "leadership" at the time - in 2010, just before the biggest national political earthquake in modern times.

Oh, oh - I get the utterly brain-dead, short-sighted, and just dumb conventional strategery here: election's coming to us, purely on "not those guys!" basis due to national conditions. So don't screw it up. But it's a bad look to literally try to hide before an election - even Boehner eventually cried uncle and tossed out some crap they didn't mean. But that's the point. We are well, well past the point where (inept) "cautious" political strategy can be justified.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:36 PM (OTzUX)

80
Temps are going to drop here as well tonight. 90 this afternoon, forecast low of 53F in the morning, and maybe dipping below 50F the night after that, but warming back up some after that. Wind is picking up, and you can feel it cooling down.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 22, 2022 08:37 PM (Mzdiz)

81 Sorry, I meant to quote REDACTED. Stupid phone.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 08:37 PM (SLXtE)

82 54 My friend worked his way up when he signed on with Cunard, going from black gang to food service and then bartending. He was on the QE2 in the Falklands, as a volunteer. Asked him what he did, and he said "tend bar, of course, the lads need a drink now and then".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:37 PM (lz5hY)

83 Dem last two do.

*sniffles

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 08:38 PM (mE7cY)

84 76 The Brits, from a small island, are social people,
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Survivors of HMS Sheffield Exoceting were singing Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" as they were being recovered.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 08:35 PM (yikp0)


Mad dogs and Englishmen.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2022 08:38 PM (AMIL/)

85 The mask is the Party badge.

No, not the Republican Party.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2022 08:39 PM (EZebt)

86 Slight dip into the 30s tonight. Breezy and 50s..fall like today

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 22, 2022 08:40 PM (/6GbT)

87 6 Afternoon, horde. That ship with the soldiers is very cool but makes me claustrophobic just looking at it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 07:54 PM (SLXtE)

My Dad went over on the Queen Mary, May 1942. They slept and ate in shifts. I have his meal ticket. It was a seven day trip, just like now on the Queen Mary 2.

To my eternal regret I never asked him how he came back. I'll never know now.

Posted by: Javems at September 22, 2022 08:40 PM (AmoqO)

88 Hindenburg flying over New York City, one hour before the conflagration in Lakehurst, NJ.

I did not know that turkeys could not fly!

Posted by: Les at September 22, 2022 08:41 PM (BRHaw)

89

Karencvnts and mentally ill Millennials are literally the only ones masking. This is the constituency that they think is going to bring them to power?

Posted by: Mr. Scrotatohead at September 22, 2022 08:41 PM (yzI/E)

90 Another was to put DDT powder in your hair to get rid of lice.
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DDT saved recently-liberated WW2 Naples from a malaria 'plague'; and whenever you hear "delousing" used in a WW2 or Korea war movie, it's DDT powder the troops would be using.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 08:41 PM (yikp0)

91 We are well, well past the point where (inept) "cautious" political strategy can be justified.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:36 PM (OTzUX)
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We challenge you to a slap fight!
-the Luntz-McCarthys

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2022 08:41 PM (EZebt)

92 First murder, THEN suicide.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 08:33 PM (1Nxff)


If at first you don' t succeed, it is ATTEMPTED murder.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 08:42 PM (xhaym)

93 New research into workplace behavior has identified men in lower, subordinate positions as those most likely to use flirting to try and get ahead in their job – and the most likely to be using sexual innuendo and harrassing female bosses too.

Now do boy scout leaders!

Posted by: Les at September 22, 2022 08:42 PM (BRHaw)

94 First, with rare exceptions, I believe most politicians are not very smart. Extemporaneous speaking used to be a prerequisite, but with teleprompters, they don't even need that skill.
So, they rely on their staff... who are globohomos who used to work for the previous guy/gal. If they read at all, it's the WSJ and the NYT.
No wonder they are so tone deaf. It's the Uniparty.
We be hosed... unless we really do unleash the Kraken and defund the FIB

Posted by: MkY at September 22, 2022 08:42 PM (cPGH3)

95 Oh no, didn't see a word about election integrity.

Or the border. Or mass immigration lawlessness.

And amidst the pathetic platitudes, they take credit for creating the best economy in a generation (narrator: it was actually the best economy in more than a generation). Apart from passing USMCA - to which there was no political alternative, even Dems were forced to vote for it - these folks played very little part in the Trump boom. And of course were actively or passively hostile on almost everything else, to include indulging the absurd, historically discrediting "RUSSIA!!" nonsense, and frivolous impeachments.

Just pathetic.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:42 PM (OTzUX)

96 76 The Brits, from a small island, are social people,
-------------------------
Survivors of HMS Sheffield Exoceting were singing Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" as they were being recovered.

Posted by: andycanuck



Appropriate.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 22, 2022 08:43 PM (sAmhv)

97 Something else... just imagine having a Federal Marshall plan to raid the FIB. Think how that would have to go...
Kill cell phones, kill the power to the entire building.
What about laptops? Can't kill them. Can kill wifi.
Seriously, how would you do a midnight raid on the FIB?

Posted by: MkY at September 22, 2022 08:44 PM (cPGH3)

98 Ergh, my Plex Docker Container has STB.

Poop.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 08:45 PM (up/3i)

99 Old time health book from the 50s (or older) I once had had tips to staying clean. One was to bathe once a week. Another was to put DDT powder in your hair to get rid iof lice. During the days you don't bathe it said to stand there and rub your body with a dry towel. Animsls.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 22, 2022 08:34 PM (NKuIm)

Once a week seems excessive.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:46 PM (yHsuS)

100 I would love to see some of those old structures, particularly castle like structures, in their prime.

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 22, 2022 08:46 PM (DB16e)

101 its was a 100 here today
90 now
maybe 78 tonight

Posted by: Les at September 22, 2022 08:47 PM (BRHaw)

102 98 Ergh, my Plex Docker Container has STB.

3 million units of penicillin IM should fix you right up.

Next time, raincoat!

Posted by: Dr Nick Riviera at September 22, 2022 08:47 PM (yzI/E)

103 90 The Air Force entomology squadron (yep, for real) used to drive a jeep around our hooches in 'Nam spraying DDT. Between them and the cute lizards eating the skeeters, no problem.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:47 PM (lz5hY)

104 Just pathetic.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:42 PM (OTzUX)

That's our GOPe.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:47 PM (yHsuS)

105 Mad dogs and Englishmen.
Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2022 08:38 PM (AMIL/)

Cocker has some GREAT covers.

Posted by: Les at September 22, 2022 08:47 PM (BRHaw)

106 @46 - speaks eloquently of their 'commitment", doesn't it ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 22, 2022 08:48 PM (8oyo2)

107 That workplace study is beyond stupid. Who else but a subordinate could harass a female "boss"? Anyone else wouldn't be a subordinate.

Posted by: CA Token at September 22, 2022 08:48 PM (2+yws)

108 Heard tell there's a new delousing station in Corsicana. It's only prudent.

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 08:48 PM (l3SW6)

109 I thought they all went to Argentina and became gauchos or something.
Posted by: From about that time at September 22, 2022 08:34 PM (4780s)


Garibaldi during his time of exile lived in Uruguay and Southern Brazil - Rio Grande do sul - learning to be a Gaucho, and participating in the "ragamuffin war" (Revolução Farroupilha) of Southern Brazil against the Brazilian empire.

It actually started 135 years ago, Tuesday

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 08:48 PM (xhaym)

110 Mr. Scrotatohead (great nic!), exactly.

I was, seriously, stunned when I saw the photo. Then, just below, the *first* agenda item "beat this virus".

Even my near-zero expectations have been exceeded (well, whatever you call it when it's a negative quantity). The trademark illiterate "beat the virus" - an absurdity in actual science and public health terms, for this kind of bug - as their first agenda item. And these clowns wearing masks. September 2022. Outside.

Public health illiteracy + vague economic pablum. Oh, and protecting constitutional liberties (unspecified). I don't think the (inexcusably stupid) "Made in China" label on the bottom of the water bottles was really the main problem here.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:49 PM (OTzUX)

111 off sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2022 08:49 PM (BRHaw)

112 In the olden days we didn't have internet and we knew who the neighborhood busybodies were.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 22, 2022 08:49 PM (TqEer)

113 I lived in the Bronx and enjoyed it. The Riverdale section on the river. You would never believe you were in the city, but took less than a half-hour to Times Square. Amazing place then.
Posted by: The Iron Sheik at September 22, 2022 08:28 PM (l3SW6)

My parents were from Tuckahoe. Their parents lived in all the boroughs at one time or the other.

Posted by: vmom's dog at September 22, 2022 08:50 PM (NVQas)

114 Off dragon sock

Posted by: polynikes at September 22, 2022 08:51 PM (NVQas)

115 112 And we made them pay.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:51 PM (lz5hY)

116 Old time health book from the 50s (or older) I once had had tips to staying clean. One was to bathe once a week. Another was to put DDT powder in your hair to get rid iof lice. During the days you don't bathe it said to stand there and rub your body with a dry towel. Animsls.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 22, 2022 08:34 PM (NKuIm)


That works, a damp towel works a bit better if you have a chance to air-out.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 08:51 PM (xhaym)

117
Delilah has had a scar across her muzzle since she was a youngster, likely from trying to stick her nose through a wire fence made hot by the sun. Now her daughter Diana has an identical scar, likely for the same reason. Hope it means good luck.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 08:52 PM (1Nxff)

118 First murder, THEN suicide.

==


this is about us , isn't it.


--Russian energy executives

Posted by: runner at September 22, 2022 08:52 PM (V13WU)

119 Pretty Swedish Lady is on Tucker.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 08:52 PM (up/3i)

120 So they ask Don J what the value of Doral.

He ask them what the value of an acre in Miami?

A million or 2 they answer.

Well we have 640 of them!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2022 08:52 PM (BRHaw)

121 Found a container of ddt in my grandma's shed. Should have kept it, but if a Karen had found out, my home would have been declared a disaster area

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 22, 2022 08:53 PM (/6GbT)

122 Kindltot I'm envious of your special characters there.

Spent a little time in Rio Grande do Sul. Their accent (in Portuguese) is noticeable even to people new to the language. And "gaucho" (pronounced "ga-USHu) is the Brazilian adjective for everything from down there.

Southern Brazil is a separate and surprising world for those with images of tropical or sub-tropical living, and a populace with lots of African color.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:53 PM (OTzUX)

123 DDT infused wallpaper was available for children's rooms and was used by many, sensible, prudent, parents.

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 08:53 PM (l3SW6)

124 "85 The mask is the Party badge.

No, not the Republican Party.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2022 08:39 PM (EZebt) "

that's how I have interpreted it right along, now more than ever ... with some slack for obviously frail elderly folks who have been terrorized.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 22, 2022 08:54 PM (8oyo2)

125 Once a week seems excessive.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:46 PM (yHsuS)

now do intercourse!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2022 08:54 PM (BRHaw)

126 Seriously, how would you do a midnight raid on the FIB?
Posted by: MkY

Send in their moms.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 22, 2022 08:54 PM (TqEer)

127 50 Click link at nic. Takes you to Tablet Mag to an article called Everything is Broken. A secular Lamentations.

:-)
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 22, 2022 08:22 PM (sAmhv)


Ahhh, gotcha. Thought you were just handin' out some of that there passive talk. heh

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 22, 2022 08:54 PM (DTX3h)

128 OT My nephew came out in the country to get my wifes' 68 Super Bee to a car show he is having on Saturday. It doesn't have power steering, so wife was afraid to drive it in town. He said it purred like a kitten in a dairy barn all the way. So happy. It was the first real test.

Posted by: Ronster at September 22, 2022 08:54 PM (uNpvA)

129 "53 degrees here this evening. Yesterday, it was 84 at this time."

global cooling OMG, ha.

yeah, we had 95 two days ago ... high today was 67, now 53. Felt the cool front come in yesterday afternoon. Very nice.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2022 08:55 PM (Cus5s)

130
Equinox T - 8 min.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 22, 2022 08:55 PM (Mzdiz)

131 Public health illiteracy + vague economic pablum. Oh, and protecting constitutional liberties (unspecified). I don't think the (inexcusably stupid) "Made in China" label on the bottom of the water bottles was really the main problem here.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:49 PM (OTzUX)

Recent Amherst poll had economy as #1 economic priority right, left, and center. So, of course, GOPe goes for Pandemic that Joetato says is over, while ceding all economic low-hanging fruit to the left.

FFS, can you pathetic, useless pieces of shit actually fight? Oh hey, lets send flamer Graham out to rally the left on abortion.

Fucking post turtles, the lot of them.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:55 PM (yHsuS)

132 And "gaucho" (pronounced "ga-USHu) is the Brazilian adjective for everything from down there.


I think I found my pronoun.

Posted by: 7man at September 22, 2022 08:56 PM (qwO6y)

133 Yo

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at September 22, 2022 08:56 PM (YglAn)

134 Once a week seems excessive.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:46 PM


Unless you're trying to impress an 'ette.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 22, 2022 08:57 PM (a3Q+t)

135 Once a week seems excessive.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:46 PM (yHsuS)

now do intercourse!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2022 08:54 PM (BRHaw)

Like right now?

Honey! Horde insists.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:57 PM (yHsuS)

136 DDT infused wallpaper was available for children's rooms and was used by many, sensible, prudent, parents.

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 08:53 PM (l3SW6)

Or lead paint, over asbestos insulated walls and ceilings.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:58 PM (yHsuS)

137 Groucho>Gaucho>Guido

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 08:58 PM (l3SW6)

138 98 Ergh, my Plex Docker Container has STB.

Poop.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 08:45 PM (up/3i)

Safe sex, kids. Wrap your jimmy!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 08:59 PM (mE7cY)

139
Or lead paint, over asbestos insulated walls and ceilings.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:58 PM (yHsuS)

_________

Made me what I am today!

*drools*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 08:59 PM (1Nxff)

140 And on the third day ...

https://tinyurl.com/yyeh2h8z

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 22, 2022 09:00 PM (5Qjf9)

141 " I don't think the (inexcusably stupid) "Made in China" label on the bottom of the water bottles was really the main problem here. "

but their handlers in the ccp got them a big discount !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 22, 2022 09:00 PM (8oyo2)

142 Like right now?

Honey! Horde insists.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 08:57 PM (yHsuS)

brace yourself betty sue

Posted by: Arkansas Four Play at September 22, 2022 09:00 PM (BRHaw)

143 130
Equinox T - 8 min.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 22, 2022 08:55 PM (Mzdiz)

Leaves are already dropping at the thought

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:00 PM (mE7cY)

144 Cocker has some GREAT covers.
Posted by: Les

He was awesome live. Saw him when I was 17. He was so drunk his back up singers were holding him up . Next night in Seattle he fell off the stage and had to cancel the rest of his tour. Years later I took my 15 year old daughter and her friend to see him at Silver mountain in Kellog Id. He was sober, still had the range and he was still spasmodic

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 22, 2022 09:01 PM (TqEer)

145
"Made responsibly in China"

They were responsible with their money.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 09:01 PM (1Nxff)

146 Watching the Outfit at the hordes suggestion.

Kinda want a new suit now.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:01 PM (mE7cY)

147 I think can still buy those big wheels.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 22, 2022 09:02 PM (yQpMk)

148 Cocker has some GREAT covers.
Posted by: Les

He could hit notes you couldn't hear.

Posted by: Javems at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (AmoqO)

149
Southern Brazil is a separate and surprising world for those with images of tropical or sub-tropical living, and a populace with lots of African color.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 08:53 PM (OTzUX)


I have a friend from Southern Brazil, there were a lot of Italians that settled there.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (xhaym)

150 We're heading to AZ tomorrow. My sister told me it's not as hot now. I asked her if I should still pack capris and sandals and she laughed and said, "by not as hot I mean 95 instead of 110."

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (SLXtE)

151 "And on the third day ..."

ha ... did she have that Christ like persona? I never saw that. Just another in the procession, not an eternal (savior) figure, afaik.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (Cus5s)

152 He could hit notes you couldn't hear.
Posted by: Javems at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (AmoqO

And some you didn't want to.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (mE7cY)

153
T = 0. We have equinox. Sol is crossing the celestial equator, declination zero, and descending, right ascension 12 hours exactly (celestial longitude 180 degrees). Sol is headed into the Southern celestial hemisphere.

The day length changes the most rapidly at the equinoxes, so those of us in the Northern hemisphere will see the days shortening fast.

Now, for Pixy in the South, Sol is ascending, since they are upside down. It's Spring for them, with the days getting longer noticeably fast.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 22, 2022 09:04 PM (Mzdiz)

154 when dad is home

The hat throw-down slays me.

Posted by: Flock of Steven Segals at September 22, 2022 09:04 PM (KFhLj)

155 150 We're heading to AZ tomorrow. My sister told me it's not as hot now. I asked her if I should still pack capris and sandals and she laughed and said, "by not as hot I mean 95 instead of 110."
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (SLXtE

Is it never not hot in Arizona?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:04 PM (mE7cY)

156 We're heading to AZ tomorrow. My sister told me it's not as hot now. I asked her if I should still pack capris and sandals and she laughed and said, "by not as hot I mean 95 instead of 110."

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (SLXtE)

Thongs and flip flops.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 09:04 PM (yHsuS)

157 Very shows I would have walked across the street to see. Cocker was one of them.

Posted by: Javems at September 22, 2022 09:05 PM (AmoqO)

158 I propose that asbestos saved many more lives than it cost, though lung disease is pretty awful.

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 09:05 PM (l3SW6)

159 did she have that Christ like persona?

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (Cus5s)


It's just obviously funny even if it doesn't make sense.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 22, 2022 09:06 PM (5Qjf9)

160 get offa me Segals

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2022 09:06 PM (KFhLj)

161 Temps are going to drop here as well tonight. 90 this afternoon, forecast low of 53F in the morning, and maybe dipping below 50F the night after that, but warming back up some after that. Wind is picking up, and you can feel it cooling down.
Posted by: publius
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Predicted 46 here tonight, low 40's by the end of the week.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2022 09:06 PM (9Spbq)

162 153
T = 0. We have equinox. Sol is crossing the celestial equator, declination zero, and descending, right ascension 12 hours exactly (celestial longitude 180 degrees). Sol is headed into the Southern celestial hemisphere.

The day length changes the most rapidly at the equinoxes, so those of us in the Northern hemisphere will see the days shortening fast.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 22, 2022 09:04 PM (Mzdiz

We should celebrate with some Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

Anyone?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:06 PM (mE7cY)

163 Fantastic "Little Italy" restaurant area in Curitiba, capital of Curitiba state, south of Sao Paulo. Though the populace was mostly German and Polish descent, my photos of streets downtown are mostly blondes. Heard German spoken between young laborers on the street in another, obviously heavily German area. This was all 19th century immigration, for those of you who are Nazi-hunters. Land grant sort of stuff. German and Italian immigrants' descendants dominate the population to this day in the southern 3 states, I believe.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 09:07 PM (OTzUX)

164 60 I lived in the Bronx and enjoyed it. The Riverdale section on the river. You would never believe you were in the city, but took less than a half-hour to Times Square. Amazing place then.
Posted by: The Iron Sheik at September 22, 2022 08:28 PM (l3SW6)

On the 1 Train (local to South Ferry). Change at 168 St for the A (express to Far Rockaway and lower Manhattan).

Posted by: Satai Dalen at September 22, 2022 09:08 PM (NnEYE)

165 I propose that asbestos saved many more lives than it cost, though lung disease is pretty awful.

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 09:05 PM (l3SW6)

Asbestos was banned for use in the Navy while I was in. What about these asbestos containing gaskets, young me asks. Oh don't worry about those; it's only a problem with friable matter and dust. As I am wiring brushing the old gasket from the flange.

SMH

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 09:08 PM (yHsuS)

166 Um that was "Curitiba, capital of Parana state" south of Sao Paulo.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2022 09:08 PM (OTzUX)

167 144. There is a video making the rounds on Facebook right now of Tim Magraw in a concert last weekend falling off the stage. He is unbelievably drunk. Had to laugh at a commenter who posted “when you lean so far left “ in regards to his fall.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 22, 2022 09:09 PM (6GxXY)

168 Afternoon, horde. That ship with the soldiers is very cool but makes me claustrophobic just looking at it.

They better watch out. It's gonna tip.

Posted by: Congressman Hank Johnson at September 22, 2022 09:09 PM (ayzS/)

169 Flounder, DDT is not toxic to mammals, and is limited in toxicity to birds. It is impossible to find actual science on it, or at least science that can be trusted since Rachel Carson wrote her fiction book.

It is of incredible toxicity to insects though, and may affect birds through biomagnification by eating contaminated fish or whatever. It is supposed to affect the shells of apex predatory birds like eagles, but once again, I have trouble finding studies I can trust on the subject, and for some reason the last 30 months have destroyed my trust in science.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 09:09 PM (xhaym)

170 >>> 155 150 We're heading to AZ tomorrow. My sister told me it's not as hot now. I asked her if I should still pack capris and sandals and she laughed and said, "by not as hot I mean 95 instead of 110."
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 09:03 PM (SLXtE

Is it never not hot in Arizona?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:04 PM (mE7cY)

They do have winter but anywhere in the desert this means pleasant days and cold nights, sometimes close to freezing for a low. There are very rarely snowfalls which of course melt off pretty fast once the temperature returns to normal.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 22, 2022 09:09 PM (llON8)

171 Our school was built with asbestos over the girders and pipes. We used to slap that shit as kids not knowing what we were doing.

No idea how I'm still alive with asbestos and lead paint everywhere. Or that station wagon with no seat belts.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:09 PM (mE7cY)

172 We're warming up into the low-mid 80's this weekend. Nights, as usual, in the mid-50's.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 22, 2022 09:10 PM (KAi1n)

173 167 144. There is a video making the rounds on Facebook right now of Tim Magraw in a concert last weekend falling off the stage. He is unbelievably drunk. Had to laugh at a commenter who posted “when you lean so far left “ in regards to his fall.
Posted by: Jen the original at September 22, 2022 09:09 PM (6GxXY

Uh oh. He got sober a while back to save his marriage.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:10 PM (mE7cY)

174 >>No idea how I'm still alive with asbestos and lead paint everywhere. Or that station wagon with no seat belts.

Piffle. We had the lawn darts of death.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:10 PM (ZLI7S)

175 DDT infused wallpaper was available for children's rooms and was used by many, sensible, prudent, parents.

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 08:53 PM (l3SW6)

Or lead paint, over asbestos insulated walls and ceilings.
Posted by: Comrade flounder
----

None of those matter, because Radon!


REEEeeeeeee

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2022 09:10 PM (9Spbq)

176 Is it never not hot in Arizona?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:04 PM (mE7cY)


I went to visit her in February once and in the morning it was downright chilly.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 09:11 PM (r16Rt)

177 Piffle. We had the lawn darts of death.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:10 PM (ZLI7S

Same.

We also had metal stakes of death in the ground to play horseshoes with.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:11 PM (mE7cY)

178 It's currently 60F here in the Bluegrass. Yesterday at this time it was in the 80's. Wind, diminishing tonight out of the North will keep us in the 50's. Maybe hit high 40's.

Pretty much like every other year.

But, yea... global warming, climate change, whatever...

Stupid mutherfuckers.....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 22, 2022 09:12 PM (BFigT)

179 None of those matter, because Radon!

REEEeeeeeee

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2022 09:10 PM (9Spbq)

Nowadays, countless lives are taken by Net Neutrality.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 09:12 PM (yHsuS)

180 My God, that last picture. Heartbreaking and beautiful.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 09:12 PM (nxdel)

181 176 Is it never not hot in Arizona?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:04 PM (mE7cY)

I went to visit her in February once and in the morning it was downright chilly.
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 09:11 PM (r16Rt

But what about the...scorpions??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:14 PM (mE7cY)

182 DDT infused wallpaper was available

NO BUGS M'LADY!!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at September 22, 2022 09:14 PM (hNrFP)

183 The real toxic thing in wallpaper was the arsenical greens that were used in dyes that would outgas arsenic fumes that could be toxic.
Elemental Lead is not so much of a problem unless it converts to lead acetate (sugar of lead) and it caused problems, and can cause brain inflammation and issues with gout. Lead acetate is made by reacting lead in an acidic solution, it was used as a sweeterner called Sapa in the Roman empire, and lead shot were added to Port to "stabilize" it for transport for the English. Kids will chew lead paint chips because they are sweet with the lead acetate.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 09:15 PM (xhaym)

184 I remember the days before net neutrality killed us all.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 22, 2022 09:15 PM (BI+67)

185 But what about the...scorpions??

Vinnegaroons!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at September 22, 2022 09:16 PM (hNrFP)

186 Oxen rarely, if ever, skip leg day.

Neither do buffalo. Helps them jump over lions.


Pffffft.

Posted by: Wildebeest, going airborne at September 22, 2022 09:16 PM (ayzS/)

187 >>We also had metal stakes of death in the ground to play horseshoes with.

Oh yea? Well we rode our bikes everywhere and we never even thought about wearing a helmet.

I'm not saying we were heroes but you might say it.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:16 PM (ZLI7S)

188 Watched Caddyshack tonight -- reminded me of long-time commenter Lacey Underalls. People come and go..

Posted by: JM in Florida at September 22, 2022 09:17 PM (YDOMc)

189 Well, off to bed. Don't have to get up as early for work like usual but I do have to get up. Still a work day tomorrow.

'night...

https://youtu.be/FAvQSkK8Z8U

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 22, 2022 09:17 PM (sAmhv)

190 Kids will chew lead paint chips because they are sweet with the lead acetate.

The new thing is to cook your paint chips in Nyquil.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 22, 2022 09:17 PM (ayzS/)

191 180 My God, that last picture. Heartbreaking and beautiful.
Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 09:12 PM (nxdel)
Jewells, Pappy Eromero went to England on a Liberty ship to train for D-Day, he went ashore first wave, lasted til Saint Lo, was wounded there, spent a month in England in hospital, came back to America on...you guessed it....a Liberty ship. and how are you today, my dear?

Posted by: Eromero at September 22, 2022 09:18 PM (0OP+5)

192
Oh yea? Well we rode our bikes everywhere and we never even thought about wearing a helmet.

I'm not saying we were heroes but you might say it.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:16 PM (ZLI7S)

Oh yea?

Well I jumped three of my idiot friends (who were actually buses) on my bike just like Evil Knievel!

I would have jumped the Snake River if mom hadn't called us for dinner.

Career was over before it started.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:19 PM (mE7cY)

193 The day length changes the most rapidly at the equinoxes, so those of us in the Northern hemisphere will see the days shortening fast.

After all these years, it still takes me a bit by surprise.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2022 09:19 PM (Xrfse)

194 Roman empire, and lead shot were added to Port to "stabilize" it for transport for the English. Kids will chew lead paint chips because they are sweet with the lead acetate.


in fairness, it is mostly the stupid kids and shitty parents.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2022 09:19 PM (CqStZ)

195 I have a good friend, Walter, who is 93 years old. Korean war Vet. He was aboard a troop transport for 42 days. The ship made stops along the way, including at Inchon.

He had never been on an airplane (they flew him to, wherever, W. coast to embark), never seen an ocean, never been on a ship, never been out of the mountains.

He tells incredible stories. Still misses his first car, a Terraplane.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2022 09:20 PM (Wmbtn)

196 Or that station wagon with no seat belts.
------------
We were okay -- we had a mat of sofa-cushion foam in the back of ours. And safety glass had been around for a while by then too.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:20 PM (yikp0)

197 Pappy Eromero went to England on a Liberty ship to train for D-Day, he went ashore first wave, lasted til Saint Lo, was wounded there, spent a month in England in hospital, came back to America on...you guessed it....a Liberty ship.

My uncle was sent to the Pacific Theater on a Liberty Ship for the invasion of Japan. Midway, they found out about the bomb, and that Japan had surrendered. They turned around and came home.

What's new, dear?
Oh, nothing much.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 22, 2022 09:20 PM (ayzS/)

198 173. Ha! There is zero doubt in my mind he was drunk. This is a fan video I believe and McGraw is wandering around shaking hands with fans by standing on chairs leaning over a barrier after his fall while his security keeps trying to get him back on the stage. He comes right by the person filming and his eyes are puffy unfocused slits. He’s too drunk to listen to the security guy with his arm around Tim pulling him back towards the stage.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 22, 2022 09:21 PM (6GxXY)

199 I worked at a fish restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf one Summer during college. Because I handled the take-out window/salad prep kinds of stuff (rather than wait tables), I had more options for my employee meal. Basically anything but lobster or crab. Soooo, 5 days a week I was eating swordfish for a month until they cut me down to 3 days for the another month. My sense of temperature is very accurate.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 22, 2022 09:21 PM (KAi1n)

200 Was at Avenida Paulista pizza in Curitiba a few years ago. Had a great meal and a great time. Much excitement ordering with zero language skills. I could live in Curitiba easily. A beautiful city.

Posted by: free tibet at September 22, 2022 09:22 PM (Qq7oc)

201 (looks out in garage at cars that had optional lap belts and one with a "collapsible safety steering column")

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:22 PM (M0433)

202 Maybe after the election, enough MAGA new Republicans will be elected to take away the party control from the Globetrotter GOP. Who knows, as everything is screwy, if that will actually happen, but if you have noticed, National Review is no longer "the cutting edge of conservatism" so things CAN change, you just don't get media telling you what's going to happen ahead of time. In fact media silence is now usually the biggest indicator of beneficial change.

Posted by: azjaeger at September 22, 2022 09:22 PM (3/XaG)

203 Lead Paint Chips -- Delicious But Deadly!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:22 PM (yikp0)

204 We were okay -- we had a mat of sofa-cushion foam in the back of ours. And safety glass had been around for a while by then too.

My parents put up chicken wire between the front and back seats. I didn't see that again until The Blues Brothers and Bob's Country Bunker.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 22, 2022 09:23 PM (ayzS/)

205 My dad used to have me half climb out the car door to unstuck the windshield wiper.

But the speed limit was 55. Much safer then.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:25 PM (mE7cY)

206 Lawn darts??

Pussy.

I had Clackers.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:25 PM (yikp0)

207 >>Oh yea?

>>Well I jumped three of my idiot friends (who were actually buses) on my bike just like Evil Knievel!

>>I would have jumped the Snake River if mom hadn't called us for dinner.

>>Career was over before it started.

Ha! I honestly feel bad for kids today. We used to do the dumbest stuff and had more fun than I can believe.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:25 PM (ZLI7S)

208 203 Lead Paint Chips -- Delicious But Deadly!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:22 PM (yikp0)

Do they have flavored ones?

Posted by: Javems at September 22, 2022 09:25 PM (AmoqO)

209 Jewells, how are you doing today?

Posted by: Eromero at September 22, 2022 09:26 PM (0OP+5)

210 #204 Archimedes and #205 AlaBAMA.

LOL.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:26 PM (yikp0)

211 Ha! I honestly feel bad for kids today. We used to do the dumbest stuff and had more fun than I can believe.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:25 PM (ZLI7S)

BB gun wars was probably the dumbest thing we did. Not sure how I didn't lose an eye.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:26 PM (mE7cY)

212 But what about the...scorpions??
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:14 PM (mE7cY)

Still bad ass.

https://youtu.be/X27IfAgzhTY

Posted by: Robert at September 22, 2022 09:27 PM (XnrEu)

213 "The day length changes the most rapidly at the equinoxes"

yes, my automatic chicken door opener/closer needs to be reset ... seems like three weeks ago it was fine, now it is dark a half hour before it closes. ... gotta close it before the predators come around.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2022 09:27 PM (Cus5s)

214 Northern AZ has winter with snow and everything. Southern AZ (Phoenix and south) doesn't get snow except sometimes at the top of mountains. Most days the highs are in the 50s to 70s, and in a cold snap the overnight low is 32 or a touch lower. And "winter" is really only from mid November til early February. Lifelong residents will drive to look at snow. I left the north about 20 years ago and I still don't like even seeing snow on TV.

Posted by: azjaeger at September 22, 2022 09:29 PM (3/XaG)

215 "The Scola Tower "

Incredible. Too bad it was submerged by the rising seas in 2012, I would have liked to seen it.

Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2022 09:29 PM (PTDkx)

216 speaking of the sun, I set out the ground plan of my woodshed by the shadow of the first pole at Noon, last winter.
On reviewing it today, after building it and filling it with wood (yay me) I discover that I had managed to dink around with my rods, and shadow and twine and stake for 10 minutes, and the damned thing is actually oriented for noon+10 minutes.
Which due to permanent daylight savings time is now 1:10.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 09:29 PM (xhaym)

217 Howdy, beloved Horde!

I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?

Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2022 09:29 PM (6RgRK)

218 217 Howdy, beloved Horde!

I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?
Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2022 09:29 PM (6RgRK

It's a Saturday, I think.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:31 PM (mE7cY)

219 We used to dig tunnels and one of my hoodlum friends was buried in a cave-in, nothing sticking out but his feet, we dug like crazed prairiedogs on speed to drag his ass out. He was all snottynosed and huffing but he was alive and and ready to dig again.

Posted by: Eromero at September 22, 2022 09:31 PM (0OP+5)

220 Trump still won't let go his vax 'great job'.
Read the room, sir.

Hoping for ruthless Trump. Not seeing it if/when 2025.

Posted by: micky at September 22, 2022 09:31 PM (3byMq)

221 I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?

More gaslighting.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2022 09:31 PM (Xrfse)

222 221 I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?

More gaslighting.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2022 09:31 PM (Xrfse)

Thats the day that Desantis' plane to Delaware lands.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 09:32 PM (r46W7)

223 >>> 214 Northern AZ has winter with snow and everything. Southern AZ (Phoenix and south) doesn't get snow except sometimes at the top of mountains. Most days the highs are in the 50s to 70s, and in a cold snap the overnight low is 32 or a touch lower. And "winter" is really only from mid November til early February. Lifelong residents will drive to look at snow. I left the north about 20 years ago and I still don't like even seeing snow on TV.
Posted by: azjaeger at September 22, 2022 09:29 PM (3/XaG)

Northern AZ, and Flagstaff in particular, is a little bit higher elevation. Flag is 7k feet. It's worth going to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for the pines, not just the lack of crowds.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 22, 2022 09:33 PM (llON8)

224 "I honestly feel bad for kids today. We used to do the dumbest stuff and had more fun than I can believe."

USA life expectancy recently declined, for (?) like the first time ever. Would not be surprised to see it decline much more due to forced dangerous and unneeded mRNA experimental forced jabs. But finding accurate data will be diffiCult, since the Cult of reducing the global population wants it that way.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2022 09:33 PM (Cus5s)

225
I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?
Posted by: Emmie

__________

I'm winning the Powerball.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 09:33 PM (1Nxff)

226 Pappy Eromero went to England on a Liberty ship to train for D-Day, he went ashore first wave, lasted til Saint Lo, was wounded there, spent a month in England in hospital, came back to America on...you guessed it....a Liberty ship.

So much respect for Pappy Eromero.

Doing ok Eromero.. not a great day today.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 09:33 PM (nxdel)

227 I inherited 2 partial bottles of Chlordane and would be happy to ship it to anyone who would like some. Please don't everyone jump in at once.

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 09:33 PM (l3SW6)

228 28 days!!!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2022 09:34 PM (2oW/+)

229 I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?
Posted by: Emmie

Well, it's my buddy's birthday. He's old. But, then so am I.

other than that, just the end of the world, or something.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 22, 2022 09:34 PM (x8Wzq)

230 >>BB gun wars was probably the dumbest thing we did. Not sure how I didn't lose an eye.

One of my best friends lived next door when I was a kid and we had a chestnut tree that straddled the property line. We would organize the neighborhood kids into teams and have chestnut fights. Stand a few feet apart and throw chestnuts at each other as hard as we could.

We were young once, and stupid.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:35 PM (ZLI7S)

231 I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?
Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2022 09:29 PM (6RgRK)


I suspect it is something to do with the Euro or German contract for natural gas. The recent mumbling is about "Lehman like collapse" so who knows. Both the gas and the Euro are over leveraged.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 09:35 PM (xhaym)

232 I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?
Posted by: Emmie


Well here it's the beginning of Octoberfest.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 09:35 PM (nxdel)

233 I'm winning the Powerball.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 09:33 PM (1Nxff)


Have I ever told you you're my favorite?

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 09:36 PM (r16Rt)

234 I heard some chatter today about September 24. Anyone know what that's about?
Posted by: Emmie
---
Where I live, we are having a major town & gown activity called "Celebration of Nations" where the local international community on campus holds a parade through town and mingles with the local folks to showcase the food and culture of their native countries. Usually a good time is had by all.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 09:36 PM (K5n5d)

235 So just got out of Jeff Dunham's show. Pretty funny. He takes quite a few shots at Biden. Even has Walter pretending to be Biden. He films the show for tv tomorrow in DC

Posted by: Buzzion at September 22, 2022 09:36 PM (T4RTn)

236 Emmie, some German politician was blathering about something or other, and said September 24th was a day when everyone would remember where they were. There has been speculation that he meant February 24th, because this was in a speech about Ukraine.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 22, 2022 09:36 PM (llON8)

237
Usually a good time is had by all.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 09:36 PM (K5n5d)

_________

If you want to have people from different countries understand and appreciate each other, the best way is through food.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 09:38 PM (1Nxff)

238 So just got out of Jeff Dunham's show. Pretty funny. He takes quite a few shots at Biden. Even has Walter pretending to be Biden. He films the show for tv tomorrow in DC
Posted by: B


in fairness, where the fuck have you been?

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2022 09:38 PM (MirxU)

239 215 "The Scola Tower "
...
I would have liked to seen it.
Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2022 09:29 PM (PTDkx)

Famous last words...

Posted by: zombie Dimitri Borodin at September 22, 2022 09:38 PM (BgMrQ)

240 Doggeh's breeder has a new litter of puppies and I just love the pics

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2022 09:39 PM (p/nbH)

241 If you want to have people from different countries understand and appreciate each other, the best way is through food.
Posted by: H


in fairness, most countries are garbage

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2022 09:39 PM (MirxU)

242 Emmie, some German politician was blathering about something or other, and said September 24th was a day when everyone would remember where they were. There has been speculation that he meant February 24th, because this was in a speech about Ukraine.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

*

Yeah, it was apparently supposed to be the day Russia did whatever. Unfortunately no one remembers where they were on February 24th.

What will be neat is to discover that it WAS a case of him mis-speaking, but he was made to mis-speak that date on purpose.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:39 PM (M0433)

243
All I ever see is "a German politician". No name. No one knows who it is. So they could, like, ask what he meant.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 22, 2022 09:39 PM (1Nxff)

244 One of my best friends lived next door when I was a kid and we had a chestnut tree that straddled the property line. We would organize the neighborhood kids into teams and have chestnut fights. Stand a few feet apart and throw chestnuts at each other as hard as we could.

We were young once, and stupid.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:35 PM (ZLI7S)

pfft...

Buckeye Wars...unshelled!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 22, 2022 09:40 PM (BgMrQ)

245 If you want to have people from different countries understand and appreciate each other, the best way is through food.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

There is a Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville, Delaware next month some time.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 09:40 PM (LsEU/)

246 Great news. Blackstone has bought Ancestry.com so now if you or a close relative have used their service, Blackstone has all of your genetic information.

The Redheaded libertarian @TRHLofficial
This is fine.

https://twitter.com/TRHLofficial/status/
1573021748911538180

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:40 PM (yikp0)

247 One of my best friends lived next door when I was a kid and we had a chestnut tree that straddled the property line. We would organize the neighborhood kids into teams and have chestnut fights. Stand a few feet apart and throw chestnuts at each other as hard as we could.

We were young once, and stupid.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:35 PM (ZLI7S)

Our thing was taking our bikes off sweet jumps, often over irrigation ditches. Had a cousin lose his spleen when he landed badly and the handle bar dug into his abdomen.

For the record, 2x12s worked better than plywood as a ramp. Just gotta make sure the 2x12 was sunk flush with the ground.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 22, 2022 09:40 PM (x8Wzq)

248 I'm a shape-shifter.

Posted by: Some German Politician at September 22, 2022 09:40 PM (Xrfse)

249
28 days!!!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2022 09:34 PM


WOOT!!!!

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2022 09:42 PM (ENBF0)

250 246 Great news. Blackstone has bought Ancestry.com so now if you or a close relative have used their service, Blackstone has all of your genetic information.

The Redheaded libertarian @TRHLofficial
This is fine.

https://twitter.com/TRHLofficial/status/
1573021748911538180
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:40 PM (yikp0

I warned and warned people. Those databases are the easiest hack in the world.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:42 PM (mE7cY)

251 >>>Stand a few feet apart and throw chestnuts at each other as hard as we could.

We were young once, and stupid.
Posted by: JackStraw

>Crab apples and BB guns. Many tears were shed.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 22, 2022 09:42 PM (w2Z7l)

252 Lead Paint Chips -- Delicious But Deadly!
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0)


Not deadly, but they make it so you can't, you know, the thing.

Tasty, though.

Posted by: J. Robinette Biden at September 22, 2022 09:43 PM (P1f+c)

253 Crab apples > Chestnuts.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 09:43 PM (W/9Bb)

254 When we had wars as kids, nobody wanted to be the VC, so we were all just platoons of marines that turned on each other.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:44 PM (mE7cY)

255 Cool top pic. I bet a MoMe there would be a blast.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2022 09:44 PM (VwHCD)

256 bought Ancestry.com so now if you or a close relative have used their service, Blackstone has all of your genetic information.
The Redheaded libertarian @TRHLofficial
This is fine.
https://twitter.com/TRHLofficial/status/
1573021748911538180
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:40 PM (yikp0
I warned and warned people. Those databases are the easiest hack in the world.



in fairness, now do gun training apps for you phone and computer.

dumbasses

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2022 09:44 PM (MirxU)

257 Cool top pic. I bet a MoMe there would be a blast.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2022 09:44 PM (VwHCD)

I think MC Escher lived there. Or The Spaniard.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (x8Wzq)

258 What is Blackstone again?
I know it's a big investment firm but I forget what shenanigans they're up to

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (p/nbH)

259 ♦️RESTORE our way of life
♦️REBUILD the greatest economy
♦️RENEW the American Dream
----
Why did you all not do your jobs?
Why did you allow for our way of life to be destroyed?
Why did you allow our economy to be destroyed?
What American Dream? The Dems version, the illegal aliens version? Explain.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (qfLjt)

260 We need a Stupid Shit I Did When I Was Young thread.

Makes me laugh hearing that you morons did as much dumb stuff as I did.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (ZLI7S)

261 in fairness, now do gun training apps for you phone and computer.

dumbasses
Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2022 09:44 PM (MirxU

I'm grateful for my knowledge of IT.

It's kept me low-fi for decades.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (mE7cY)

262 I bet a MoMe there would be a blast.
Posted by:


in fairness, why do you think it is that way?

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2022 09:46 PM (MirxU)

263 254 When we had wars as kids, nobody wanted to be the VC, so we were all just platoons of marines that turned on each other.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:44 PM (mE7cY)

Funny that...

Now that I think about it, mock wars were always the US / Brits vs The Jerries for us. We never went US vs Nips.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 22, 2022 09:47 PM (BgMrQ)

264 Makes me laugh hearing that you morons did as much dumb stuff as I did.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (ZLI7S)

I could write a book.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2022 09:47 PM (VwHCD)

265 My BB gun efforts to fight off the great English Sparrow invasion will never be appreciated ... such is life.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2022 09:48 PM (Cus5s)

266 Now that I think about it, mock wars were always the US / Brits vs The Jerries for us. We never went US vs Nips.

Now that you mention it, neither did we. I guess we had a Europe First policy.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 22, 2022 09:48 PM (ayzS/)

267 I'm grateful for my knowledge of IT.

It's kept me low-fi for decades.


in fairness, it is not even an it thing it is a human nature thing, somebody wants to corrupt everything

the gun apps are funny because everybody is angry about the credit cards tracking guns, but if blackstone buy the gun apps the know everything about you and your guns.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2022 09:48 PM (MirxU)

268 Autumnal Equinox in T - 38 min.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 22, 2022 08:27 PM (Mzdiz)

I drove home from town a few minutes ago, and the setting Sun was smack dab in the middle of the road, which runs East-West.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2022 09:48 PM (AHpTz)

269 All I ever see is "a German politician". No name. No one knows who it is. So they could, like, ask what he meant.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


We're adding ingredients to the Reinheitsgebot. Specifically, pumpkin spice. During Oktoberfest.

Do you think I want my name out there ahead of that?

Posted by: a German politician's burner phone at September 22, 2022 09:48 PM (P1f+c)

270 Makes me laugh hearing that you morons did as much dumb stuff as I did.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (ZLI7S)

I could write a book.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2022 09:47 PM (VwHCD)
---
There's a reason we call ourselves the "Moron Horde." I'll confess that I did my fair share of dumb shit when I was a kid.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 09:49 PM (K5n5d)

271 We need a Stupid Shit I Did When I Was Young thread.

Makes me laugh hearing that you morons did as much dumb stuff as I did.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (ZLI7S)

Fire,

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 09:49 PM (W/9Bb)

272 Stupid shit as a kid? I should’ve died a hundred times before I turned 18. Life was much safer once I joined the Corps.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 22, 2022 09:49 PM (u73oe)

273 260 We need a Stupid Shit I Did When I Was Young thread.

Makes me laugh hearing that you morons did as much dumb stuff as I did.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:45 PM (ZLI7S)

I jumped out of a barn rafter once and landed on a piece of copper wire. Right through my foot, it went.

Didn't tell anyone. Didn't want a whipping. Mom had told me to stop jumping off the barn roof so I jumped off the rafters instead.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:49 PM (mE7cY)

274 265 My BB gun efforts to fight off the great English Sparrow invasion will never be appreciated ... such is life.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2022 09:48 PM (Cus5s)

My boys enlisted to fight that battle years later.

Much to the chagrin of their mother.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 22, 2022 09:49 PM (BgMrQ)

275 >>I could write a book.

Me too. Still at it. Just fewer opportunities.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2022 09:50 PM (ZLI7S)

276 265 My BB gun efforts to fight off the great English Sparrow invasion will never be appreciated ... such is life.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2022 09:48 PM (Cus5s)

I was routinely outnumbered by squirrels. Thank god I had my trusty .22 rifle.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 09:51 PM (mE7cY)

277 we are having a major town & gown activity called "Celebration of Nations"
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Toronto's had something like that I can't recall the name for. I think it was killed by the Covid.

You go around to the various ethnic pavilions and get your festival passport stamped.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:51 PM (yikp0)

278 I love the Dad is home. My boys did much the same thing, even though I was never a long haul trucker or gone for very long. I was just an office drone.

I did the same thing with my Dad when I was a tad. He would sometimes be gone for a week or so for school and training in his field. It was hard, but he was my hero. I miss him.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 22, 2022 09:51 PM (x8Wzq)

279 Plenty of monowheel fail on youtube.

Posted by: DaveA at September 22, 2022 09:52 PM (FhXTo)

280 we are having a major town & gown activity called "Celebration of Nations"





why?

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 22, 2022 09:52 PM (MirxU)

281 Umm... nood.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 22, 2022 09:52 PM (Bd6X8)

282 Makes me laugh hearing that you morons did as much dumb stuff as I did.

Posted by: JackStraw

*

I hate that people don't appreciate how valuable that stuff is, especially for young men. I encourage mine to be a daredevil. It's our job.

"Stay home stay safe" now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:53 PM (M0433)

283 we are having a major town & gown activity called "Celebration of Nations"
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Toronto's had something like that I can't recall the name for. I think it was killed by the Covid.

You go around to the various ethnic pavilions and get your festival passport stamped.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:51 PM (yikp0)
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We are hardly unique in that respect. It's one of the few times during the year where the local community and the campus community really come together for fun and fellowship (the other time is St. Pat's)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 09:54 PM (K5n5d)

284 What is Blackstone again?
I know it's a big investment firm but I forget what shenanigans they're up to
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Apparently, property buying is closely related to making family trees.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:54 PM (yikp0)

285 I've mentioned before, the micro-equivalent of Hiroshima was the day a neighborhood kid received a Gilbert chemistry set. There, right there in the recipe book was the formula for gunpowder. And, of course, small quantities of the ingredients were in the set.

In no time at all, we learned that the critical ingredients could be had at the local Rexall pharmacy. Many, many, small explosions were visited on toys and toy soldiers.

Today? Such boyish experiments would precipitate raids by three-letter agencies, and jail time for all involved.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2022 09:56 PM (Bhmmq)

286 We need a Stupid Shit I Did When I Was Young thread.

I'm in!!

Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 09:57 PM (nxdel)

287 158 I propose that asbestos saved many more lives than it cost, though lung disease is pretty awful.

Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 09:05 PM (l3SW6)
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Before we all became stupid it was known that the culprit was BLUE asbestos, then it morphed into 'anything labelled asbestos'.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 22, 2022 09:57 PM (qfLjt)

288 I propose that asbestos saved many more lives than it cost, though lung disease is pretty awful.
Posted by: Safety Karen at September 22, 2022 09:05 PM (l3SW6)

Well, if rudimentary safety precautions had been enforced for asbestos workers, back in the day, asbestos-related lung disease would be a tiny fraction of what it became.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2022 09:59 PM (5wjGg)

289 We are hardly unique in that respect.
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I just remembered the name -- the Metro International Caravan Festival.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 09:59 PM (yikp0)

290 Steve Milloy of Junk Science had a report a long time ago that the lung cancer cases were overwhelmingly in miners who smoked that, admittedly back in the pre-1980s, would have been alot of them.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 22, 2022 10:01 PM (yikp0)

291 Steve Milloy of Junk Science had a report a long time ago that the lung cancer cases were overwhelmingly in miners who smoked that, admittedly back in the pre-1980s, would have been alot of them.
Posted by: andycanuck
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An acquaintance, who is a coroner in Ohio, told me that he had had no case where Radon was blamed for lung cancer, where the individual was not a smoker.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2022 10:05 PM (S4oWs)

292 246 Great news. Blackstone has bought Ancestry.com so now if you or a close relative have used their service, Blackstone has all of your genetic information.
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So
All your DNA belong to us.

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