Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (9/28/22)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

I want to add one more warning, and that is to the oil and gas companies. Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people. Joe Biden


Quote II

“We were the reason that Fox News was created,” Chelsea Clinton

Quote III

“Whoa, whoa, whoa. Give me a break. That is nonsense. Stop politicizing, okay? Stop it. We declared a state of emergency when this thing wasn’t even formed.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis


You Florida Morons be careful. You have my thoughts and prayers at this time.

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The ONT told you so.

Man’s Attempt to Tow with His Electric Truck Is ‘Total Disaster’: ‘What a Joke!’
Automotive YouTuber Tyler “Hoovie” Hoover bought a brand new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck and was stunned when it failed to perform a simple task.

In a Friday episode of “Hoovie’s Garage,” Hoover decided to use his Lightning for one of its intended purposes: Towing.

Hoover’s goal was to drive the truck 32 miles with only an empty trailer in tow, load up his recently purchased 1930 Ford Model A pickup truck and then tow it back the same 32 miles.

It did not go well.


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Some deep thoughts from our friend and fellow Moron Hrothgar............

I used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me privileged, a racist, and responsible for slavery.

I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget, and support myself.

I went to Grammar School and have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was "advantaged".

I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobe.

I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.

I am older than 29*, making me a useless eater who doesn't understand Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat.


I think, and I reason, and I doubt most of what the ‘mainstream’ media tells me, which makes me a Right-wing conspiracy nut.


I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive culture, making me a xenophobe.


I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair reward according to each individual's merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.

I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort - not freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.

I believe in the defense and protection of my nation for and by all citizens, now making me a militant.

I am proud of our flag, what it stands for, and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand during our National Anthem - so I must be a racist.

Please help me come to terms with the new me because I'm just not sure who I am anymore!

Funny - it all took place over the last 7 or 8 years!

If all this nonsense wasn't enough to deal with, now I don't even know which toilet to use... and these days I gotta go more frequently!

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Twitter does it again. Libs of Tik Tok suspended.


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Stunning. But believable. Once again the Federal Government reveals how incompetent it is. New Inspector General Report Shows How Thousands of Guns and Parts Were Stolen From ATF

According to a recent Department of Justice Inspector General investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms failed to follow proper security protocols for seized firearms and parts at the ATF National Destruction Branch (NDB) facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia, leading to thousands of guns and parts being stolen by a security guard.

"We found that NDB staff does not consistently adhere to established operating procedures in place to mitigate risk of firearms being lost or stolen. Specifically, we observed NDB staff: (1) propping open doors into secure areas of the facility solely for the sake of convenience, (2) allowing visitors to enter the facility through doorways other than," the investigation found. "The main entrance and drive their cars into the facility to unload firearms, and (3) permitting unauthorized individuals to access NDB vault storage spaces. Failure to strictly adhere to established operating procedures not only undermines the NDB’s security protocol, but unnecessarily places firearms in NDB custody at risk of loss or theft."

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I'm sorry Wokesters. The world is my urinal. And I really like to write my name in the snow.

Everyone Should Sit Down When They Pee
Having a seat is cleaner, quieter, and more relaxing.

People with penises: If you’ve spent your life standing when you pee, it’s time to rethink your urinary posture. Standing is (probably) the Western world’s most common micturition position among those with penises, but it’s far from universal. Men in some cultures traditionally sit or squat when they pee, and even among cultural pee-standers, there’s evidence that the paradigm is shifting. In Japan, for instance, an August 2020 poll showed that 70 percent of men sat, compared to 51 percent five years previously. Beyond the cultural conditioning that insists there is (or should be) a gender difference in urination style, there aren’t many good reasons for standing up, and there are a ton of them for sitting.


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There are a couple of reasons why it's great to work for Ace here at the AoSHQ. Besides the top notch dental plan with a super-duper low deductible. There is the fact he doesn't bog us down with unnecessary meetings.

Useless Meetings Waste Time and $100 Million a Year for Big Companies
Employees say they don’t need to be in nearly one-third of the meetings they attend, a new survey shows, and women are more reluctant than men to decline invitations

Unnecessary meetings are a $100 million mistake at big companies, according to a new survey that shows workers probably don’t need to be in nearly a third of the appointments they attend.


Thanks Boss.


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I really enjoy Westerns. And I really can't argue with the Greatest 35. But "The Searchers" is better than "Johnny Guitar".

Though it’s easy to conjure up tired tales of gunfighters standing in the street waiting to draw when you think of Westerns, the genre is actually home to a surprising range of diversity. It’s been part of cinema since the very earliest days of Hollywood, and has produced some of the greatest films ever made that go far beyond such masterpieces as The Searchers or The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. To dive into the entire genre is to find a wide array of subgenres, thematic concerns, performances, filmmaking styles, and even conclusions about the American West itself.

In other words, there’s at least one great Western for everybody. To prove it, we’ve compiled a list of 35 of the best films the genre ever produced, spanning more than 80 years of movies.


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Dear Mountain Guide: You have one job.

After becoming lost on a difficult trek up Table Mountain and calling for assistance, a foreign hiker and her local tour guide were located by an ‘Eye in the sky’ drone and airlifted to safety.

While ascending India Venster late on Tuesday afternoon, the 29-year-old hiker and her guide encountered difficulties.

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I hate to break this to the Fabulous Mrs. Mis. Hum. here in The ONT. But, you aren't getting this.

Jewelry company selling ‘Pumpkin Spice Latte’ ring worth $11K

The pumpkin spice craze has reached shimmering new heights thanks to a new engagement ring that may be the perfect way to pop the question to the pumpkin spice-obsessed. (Bonus points if you do it during fall.)


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The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat.

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The ONT Musical Interlude & Gift Shop Emporium


On this day: 28 Sep 1991
American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Miles Davis died of a stroke and pneumonia. His 1959 album 'Kind of Blue', is a major influence on jazz music. Davis is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Born on this day: 28 Sep 1938
Ben E King, (Benjmin Earl Nelson), soul and R&B singer with The Drifters who had the 1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me', and the 1987 UK No.1 solo single 'Stand By Me', (first released in 1961). King died at the Hackensack University Medical Center on April 30, 2015, at the age of 76. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Posthumous: Genius Award Winners.(H/T Sharon Willow's Apprentice)

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KLAS) — A speeding woman is accused of driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol when she crashed into another car, killing its driver who was under the influence of methamphetamine, police said.

Summer Butler, 37, faces charges of DUI resulting in death, reckless driving and being in possession of a controlled substance in connection with the fatal crash in January, court documents obtained by the 8 News Now I-Team said.


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This moment will probably stick with him the rest of his life. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Special Needs Player Makes Final Tackle In Texas High School Football Game
September 27, 2022

It was a special moment under the Friday night lights for two Texas high schools.

The Lubbock High Westerners and the Andrews Mustangs ended the football game with a moment both teams will never forget, allowing a senior with special needs to get the final tackle.

However, the play never would have happened if it wasn't initiated by the opposing coach.

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1 * shuffles in *

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 09:54 PM (xJUPX)

2 Oh here you are.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 09:55 PM (Dc2NZ)

3

Zettai barada nikto!

Posted by: Gort at September 28, 2022 09:55 PM (aPvdP)

4 *eyes thread suspiciously*

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 09:55 PM (llON8)

5
In the face of destruction and ruin, Joe Biden shows once again that he's a prick.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 09:55 PM (1Nxff)

6 6

Posted by: Theodore at September 28, 2022 09:57 PM (pGonq)

7 Ontward Christian soldiers!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 28, 2022 09:57 PM (3Or4S)

8 Close, but still cigarless!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 09:57 PM (hOUT3)

9 Thnk you!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 28, 2022 09:58 PM (PGGFI)

10 9

Posted by: Theodore at September 28, 2022 09:58 PM (pGonq)

11 *eyes thread suspiciously*
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

*;whistles theme to Andy Griffith show *

I didn't do it

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 09:58 PM (xJUPX)

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Unnecessary meetings are a $100 million mistake at big companies, according to a new survey that shows workers probably don’t need to be in nearly a third of the appointments they attend.

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Let's all get together at 10:00 to discuss this.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 09:58 PM (1Nxff)

13 enough of that

Posted by: Theodore at September 28, 2022 09:58 PM (pGonq)

14 Hey ONT

Posted by: Ciampino -- we seem to have petered out at September 28, 2022 09:59 PM (qfLjt)

15 Sitzpinkler sounds like a Gotham villain.

The Sitzpinkler!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

16 I'm following stuff in Florida closely because I have relatives directly in the path of the storm. FL was prepared, they're pro when it comes to dealing with hurricanes, and anyone pretending they're falling down on the job is just a dumbass with an ax to grind.

But hey, if they want to politicize hurricanes, I have no problem reminding them and everyone else what happens when certain regions that they control get hit. Or have a different, more man-made 'disaster' like the one I personally experienced in Minnesota in 2020.

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:00 PM (UewuT)

17
I have prepared a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the progress of my next PowerPoint presentation. I will read all the slides.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 10:00 PM (1Nxff)

18 shows once again that he's a clueless prick

FIFY
I was the jr editor of our grade school newsletter

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 10:00 PM (xJUPX)

19 >>> 16 I'm following stuff in Florida closely because I have relatives directly in the path of the storm. FL was prepared, they're pro when it comes to dealing with hurricanes, and anyone pretending they're falling down on the job is just a dumbass with an ax to grind.

But hey, if they want to politicize hurricanes, I have no problem reminding them and everyone else what happens when certain regions that they control get hit. Or have a different, more man-made 'disaster' like the one I personally experienced in Minnesota in 2020.
Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:00 PM (UewuT)

Minneapolis was destroyed by Vladimir Putin!!!

Posted by: leftists at September 28, 2022 10:01 PM (llON8)

20 Gonna.need a.deeper.toilet bowl.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid peeing while seated at September 28, 2022 10:01 PM (3Or4S)

21 Good evening!

Posted by: jewells45 at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (nxdel)

22 >>Beyond the cultural conditioning that insists there is (or should be) a gender difference in urination style, there aren’t many good reasons for standing up, and there are a ton of them for sitting.

I can think of a good reason. Fuck you.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (ZLI7S)

23 Let's all get together at 10:00 to discuss this.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 09:58 PM (1Nxff)

The meeting to discuss meetings.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (aursc)

24 Evening, Horde...How goes it?

I'm surprised Mis Hum didn't save that last pic for one of the weekend coffee threads...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (K5n5d)

25 "People with penises:..."

They're called men, dumbass.

Posted by: Dr. T at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (tp+tP)

26 Hey jewells!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (llON8)

27 workers probably don’t need to be in nearly a third of the appointments they attend.

More opportunity to steal company time watching porn

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (xJUPX)

28 >>> 25 "People with penises:..."

They're called men, dumbass.
Posted by: Dr. T at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (tp+tP)

People with penises who have sex with other people who have penises...

Posted by: leftists at September 28, 2022 10:03 PM (llON8)

29 22 >>Beyond the cultural conditioning that insists there is (or should be) a gender difference in urination style, there aren’t many good reasons for standing up, and there are a ton of them for sitting.

I can think of a good reason. Fuck you.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (ZLI7S)


***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:03 PM (/un2E)

30 Dear Joe,
Fuck off.
Love,
Me

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 28, 2022 10:03 PM (iFaY7)

31 Hey Helena!! How's things? How are the chickens??

Posted by: jewells45 at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (nxdel)

32 G

Posted by: Holy Crap at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (hHiee)

33 I've noticed that when people reach a certain level of management their time basically becomes nonstop meetings. If they are not currently IN a meeting, they are preparing for their NEXT meeting...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (K5n5d)

34 >>> 22 >>Beyond the cultural conditioning that insists there is (or should be) a gender difference in urination style, there aren’t many good reasons for standing up, and there are a ton of them for sitting.

I can think of a good reason. Fuck you.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (ZLI7S)

'MURICA!!!

Because Fuck You, That's Why

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (llON8)

35 Hrothgar nails it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

36 I stand during the day, and if it's late at night...I'll sit 'cause I won't turn on a light.

But it's my choice...not yours you twit.

(n.b. and actually, it's easier for me to pee standing even with prostate issues.)

Posted by: pResident Biden at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (BgMrQ)

37 The powerpoint presentation presents the powerpoint that was presented in the previous powerpoint presentation.

Posted by: Kamalala at September 28, 2022 10:05 PM (3Or4S)

38 So, Person of Penis is a thing?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 28, 2022 10:05 PM (PGGFI)

39 The meeting to discuss meetings.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (aursc)


Well, at MY company we always have a planning meeting first to ensure the meeting discussion meeting stays on point.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:05 PM (hOUT3)

40 24 Evening, Horde...How goes it?

I'm surprised Mis Hum didn't save that last pic for one of the weekend coffee threads...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (K5n5d)

I am to, to be honest. But, I am running out of brought to you by pics. Need to do some research. Thank God I don't have to attend any meetings.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:06 PM (/un2E)

41 Unnecessary sitting on public toilets strikes me as a great way to spread unsavory diseases. But then, the gender warriors seem to get off on that sort of thing...

Better solution: figure out a way to help the girls do it while standing too. There have been attempts over the years.

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:06 PM (UewuT)

42 38 So, Person of Penis is a thing?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 28, 2022 10:05 PM (PGGFI)
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Have they updated the QWERTY+ flag?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:06 PM (Dc2NZ)

43 I really enjoy Westerns.

Have I got some stories for you, MisHum!!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 10:06 PM (7bRMQ)

44 Thanks for the swell ONT, Mis Hum!

Fantastic photo up top of our great and glorious flag! Great tune behind it too.

Hrothgar is a gem and I very much enjoyed his thoughts, especially since they echo my own!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 28, 2022 10:07 PM (Oaem6)

45 >>> 31 Hey Helena!! How's things? How are the chickens??
Posted by: jewells45 at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (nxdel)

Hi there! Things are decent; I am hoping to get some more critters soon but we'll see... chickens are doing well. I have been letting them out of the coop to scratch. They enjoy eating the grass and other green stuff, not to mention the tasty, tasty bugs hiding in the grass.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:07 PM (llON8)

46 If No Country for Old Men is a western, then my dick is a western.
(It is a fine movie however. NCFOM, that is.)

And the Clint picks need to be much higher (Good, Bad, Ugly, and Outlaw Josey Wales.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 28, 2022 10:07 PM (dnxJ9)

47 Well, at MY company we always have a planning meeting first to ensure the meeting discussion meeting stays on point.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:05 PM (hOUT3)

You need a chart to follow this.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 28, 2022 10:07 PM (aursc)

48 So, Person of Penis is a thing?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 28, 2022 10:05 PM (PGGFI)


Ask Michelle Obama.

Posted by: Dr. T at September 28, 2022 10:07 PM (tp+tP)

49 /off dementia boy sock

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 10:07 PM (BgMrQ)

50 Unnecessary meetings are a $100 million mistake at big companies, according to a new survey that shows workers probably don’t need to be in nearly a third of the appointments they attend.

It isn't unnecessary to us!

Posted by: Big Meeting at September 28, 2022 10:08 PM (7bRMQ)

51 33 I've noticed that when people reach a certain level of management their time basically becomes nonstop meetings. If they are not currently IN a meeting, they are preparing for their NEXT meeting...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (K5n5d)


It's simple, really. The technical professional quantifies productivity in terms of a day spent solving a problem. The manager quantifies productivity in terms of the 1 hour meeting.

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:08 PM (UewuT)

52 -
Any guy who non-critically uses the phrase "People with penises" has already voluntarily surrendered "his".

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:08 PM (NTUk0)

53 Some deep thoughts from our friend and fellow Moron Hrothgar

I missed that post. Awesome.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 28, 2022 10:08 PM (Xrfse)

54 So, Person of Penis is a thing?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Let me be clear. When they say you are what you eat, they ain't just whistlin' dixie.

Posted by: The Jugeared Fuckhead at September 28, 2022 10:08 PM (iFaY7)

55 Everyone Should Sit Down When They Pee

The other guy in the restroom looked at me funny when I sat on the urinal!

Posted by: author of the aforementioned article, probably at September 28, 2022 10:08 PM (P1f+c)

56 I want to add one more warning, and that is to the oil and gas companies. Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people. Joe Biden


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Badass Joe

Snorts are heard across the land.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:09 PM (Qzn2/)

57 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 28, 2022 10:07 PM (Oaem6)

You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:09 PM (/un2E)

58 39 Well, at MY company we always have a planning meeting first to ensure the meeting discussion meeting stays on point.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:05 PM (hOUT3)


Ah, I see that you too know the many virtues of Agile Development.

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:09 PM (UewuT)

59
Never have a meeting except to solve a problem.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 10:09 PM (1Nxff)

60 Hello, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at September 28, 2022 10:09 PM (SRRAx)

61 Why does it hurt when I pee?

Posted by: Ike Willis at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (wsHtO)

62 I want to add one more warning, and that is to the oil and gas companies. Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people. Joe Biden
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I'm kinda curious (not really) what threats he's going to make when gas prices soar through the roof after the midterm election...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (K5n5d)

63 Moron Hrothgar

I'm stealing that.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (anj39)

64 61 Why does it hurt when I pee?
Posted by: Ike Willis at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (wsHtO)


Just get on the bus.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (/un2E)

65 Johnny Guitar is great, lesser known classic enjoying a recent resurgence in popularity I think.

But, yeah, Searchers is sui generis.

Posted by: moviegique at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (asXVI)

66 No one's listening Joe. Gas went up .40 in 8 days in my neck of the woods

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (xJUPX)

67 Evening all. Beautiful day, far from any hurricane impact, thank God

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (DXZ6X)

68 So I was here before all and I read all the content.

Thanks Mis Hum. Bang-up job as usual.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (dnxJ9)

69 Why the hell is this site such an atrocious mess on mobile? Never finishes loading, screen goes blank, won't scroll, text keeps shifting and resizing -- WTF?!

Posted by: Brother John at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (CBukQ)

70 35 Hrothgar nails it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (Dc2NZ)


I am so tempted to bask in the approval comment from Eris, and claim this was original, but, in fairness, this was sent to me by an old Army buddy and I just retyped it (because of complaints about photo copies being posted) and passed it on to MisHum.
But I agree with everything in that note!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

71 Better solution: figure out a way to help the girls do it while standing too. There have been attempts over the years.
Posted by: CppThis

An addadicktome doesn't count...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (iFaY7)

72 >>>The agony of defeat.

That looks like me. Every single time I attempted to ski.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (hVqGz)

73 59
Never have a meeting except to solve a problem.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 10:09 PM (1Nxff)

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What if your problem is you waste too much time on meetings?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (Qzn2/)

74 Just took a quick look at the Westerns list.

Shaking my head here, boss. I don't see Evil Roy Slade or Support Your Local Sheriff on the list.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (7bRMQ)

75 62 I'm kinda curious (not really) what threats he's going to make when gas prices soar through the roof after the midterm election...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (K5n5d)


"That's a nice distribution facility you have there. It'd be such a shame if something were to happen to it."

*strokes CIA challenge coin menacingly*

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (UewuT)

76 Thanks Mis Hum. Bang-up job as usual.

Yep.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (Xrfse)

77 If you insist on paying people to "manage" (i.e., not produce), they will do so.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:12 PM (NTUk0)

78 Moron Hrothgar

I'm stealing that.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (anj39)


Please do!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:12 PM (hOUT3)

79 Helena how fun!! Wish I could see pictures!

Posted by: jewells45 at September 28, 2022 10:12 PM (nxdel)

80 69 Why the hell is this site such an atrocious mess on mobile? Never finishes loading, screen goes blank, won't scroll, text keeps shifting and resizing -- WTF?!
Posted by: Brother John at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (CBukQ)

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The mobile app will be out in #twoweeks

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:12 PM (Qzn2/)

81 Heh. A meeting to discuss the meeting.

Wifey and I proposed to build two classrooms for a school in her Filipino village. I gave the presentation on a chalkboard outlining dimensions, materials, labor and the sum, which we would shoulder personally. There was an agreement and praised to God for this project. Then the meeting was tabled for....another meeting. I shook my head 'yes' and said 'no!'. Lol ensues. I pointed with a closed hand (rude to point with a fi ger) to the man who would buy lumber, the dude to buy rebar and concrete, the guy to buy screen and aggregate, and the woman to shop for victuals. The project started the next day! I was hailed as 'The Man of Action' from then on. Otherwise, the meetings would have continued until the project fizzled out. Strike while the iron is hot.

Posted by: Kamalala at September 28, 2022 10:13 PM (3Or4S)

82 Helena you should send come pics to the Pet thread.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 28, 2022 10:13 PM (nxdel)

83 Twitter does it again. Libs of Tik Tok suspended.


I used to have a drunk at one bar I worked at that would always start trouble when he was in. We threw him out several times.

Eventually, we barred him from coming in permanently. Caught him one night standing behind a wall unit we built did the big screen television eating chicken wings he had someone buy for him on a night a band was playing there when he snuck in.

I always wondered what the fuck was wrong with the guy that made him want to come hang out and spend money at a place where he wasn't wanted.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 28, 2022 10:14 PM (TrziO)

84 What if your problem is you waste too much time on meetings?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (Qzn2/)

Then there should be a meeting.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 28, 2022 10:14 PM (aursc)

85 The Searchers is not just better than Johnny Guitar and other Westerns, it's better than most anything ever made. It is my favorite movie, period.

Last year I was in Monument Valley riding a horse, overwhelmed by the beauty and solemnity. In my group was a French family. The kids were allegedly experienced riders and for some stupid French reason, they loved to gallop fast ahead of everyone else. The guide did not like this. They did this several times anyway, and the last time they did it, it spooked my horse, which went into full rodeo bronc mode and launched me to what seemed to be the height of the nearest mitten.

French mom scolded her kids, did not apologize to me. They said they would not do it again. I said like Ethan - That'll be the day....

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 28, 2022 10:14 PM (RG7Wy)

86 We were the reason that Fox News was created,” Chelsea Clinton


Sorry sweetcheeks.
Fox is here because all the other media sold out to their socialist masters. And Fox is iffy.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (anj39)

87 "Standing is (probably) the Western world’s most common micturition position among those with penises, but it’s far from universal. Men in some cultures traditionally sit or squat when they pee, and even among cultural pee-standers, there’s evidence that the paradigm is shifting."
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Having lived in the Non-Western world I can attest to the fact that not only do men pee standing, women do as well, and do so often where and when the urge strikes them.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (A5QEm)

88 -
Why does it hurt when I pee?

Posted by: Ike Willis at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM -
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Try closing the seat and lid AFTER you are through.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (NTUk0)

89 76 Thanks Mis Hum. Bang-up job as usual.

Yep.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (Xrfse)

Thanks folks. I really appreciate the compliments. Been a long week.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (/un2E)

90 Ya know,I surely did dig that Trump dude.
I'm starting to lean towards DeSantis. This guy's got some big balls. I kinda think he's the guy who will kick ass and take names later...but, we've been burned before...
I'm pretty skeptical anymore....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (Xw6OM)

91 Though I may make a stop in Wichita Falls on the way back...a pilgrimage to Starting Strength HQ.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 09:13 PM (BgMrQ)

I'm sure you'll be drinking a gallon of milk a day, as is ancient pilgrim tradition.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (ybIRR)

92 75 62 I'm kinda curious (not really) what threats he's going to make when gas prices soar through the roof after the midterm election...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (K5n5d)

"That's a nice distribution facility you have there. It'd be such a shame if something were to happen to it."

*strokes CIA challenge coin menacingly*
Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (UewuT)


Come on man, who could have seen that using up the "Strategic Oil Reserve" to curry favor with the voters and not doing anything to replenish it would have such an effect on gas prices after the mid-terms!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (hOUT3)

93 Yeah. Hrothgar's screed needs to find wide circulation out there, it's a factual work of the truth tellers' art.

Truth is like kryptonite to lefties. No, not "their truth". TRUTH. Real, valid, objective, verifiable facts. Like garlic to a vampire, so is TRUTH to the left.

If anyone in the Horde is a calligrapher, that screed, penned and framed, would be a great thing for a MoMeet Door Prize, and I mean *any* MoMeet, not just Texas.

And that's the truth, too.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (e6UQI)

94 From the Pee article:
"Sitting voids the bladder more fully, which can result in fewer complications such as cystitis and bladder stones. ........
.....The research doesn’t address the optimum pee-position for healthy men, but there are tons of non-medical advantages to choosing the stall over the urinal."

So the article claims sitting voids the bladder more fully, yet then claims the study did not look at that for healthy men. Contadiction? I know that personally peeing sitting down always leaves a bit behind and I'll have to visit again sooner.

Posted by: Ciampino - who are these experts anyway? at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (qfLjt)

95
People with penises who have sex with other people who have penises...

Are the luckiest people in the world...

Posted by: Barbra at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (63Dwl)

96 Good evening, Horde.

Hrothgar-- your rant is EPIC. I'm gonna have to steal it!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (qpPdw)

97 "there aren’t many good reasons for standing up"

But there is one BIG one: faster.
The other one is that you're likely less vulnerable to attack - IF you're paying attention.

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (BJd6U)

98 74 Just took a quick look at the Westerns list.

Shaking my head here, boss. I don't see Evil Roy Slade or Support Your Local Sheriff on the list.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (7bRMQ)

The list is suspect for simply including "The Quick and The Dead"...

Love to read TJM's thoughts on the matter.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (BgMrQ)

99 >>> 82 Helena you should send come pics to the Pet thread.
Posted by: jewells45 at September 28, 2022 10:13 PM (nxdel)

I really need to do that!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (llON8)

100

If no one is discussing the 25th Amendment after Sponge Brain's "Where's Jackie" moment earlier today, with the world careening towards war and economic collapse, I just might start worrying about it all...

Posted by: Gort at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (gh/LQ)

101 If you dial down deep enough, we are ALL persons of a penis. Unless sperm harvesting via invasive, testicular route is a thing.

Posted by: Off damned kamalala sock, says cicero kaboom! Kid at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (3Or4S)

102 Seriously though, there's prototypes of female urinals out there. Typically looks a bit like a saddle, which goes underneath the hoo-hah without touching it. I'm an engineer so I'm only vaguely aware that females exist, but the idea seems sound.

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:17 PM (UewuT)

103 BTW...MisHum.
Great tune picks tonight!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at September 28, 2022 10:17 PM (Xw6OM)

104 Speaking of hurricane disasters.
Has anyone heard how Puerto Rico is recovering?
Last I heard a week or so ago, they were still without power and infrastructure was, once again, wrecked.
Funny, no breathless coverage or attacks on the pResident for not doing enough.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (ZNlqs)

105 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (O/r0K)

106 this was sent to me by an old Army buddy and I just retyped it (because of complaints about photo copies being posted) and passed it on to MisHum.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

Tell me about it.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (7bRMQ)

107 I think Johnny Guitar is in the top 20 of greatest films of all time. Visually stunning, the saloon fire is worth the price of admission alone, and the hatred between Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge is white hot and great acting.

Posted by: TCM's Finest at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (l3SW6)

108 Unforgiven all the way down at #27? Da Fuq?

Posted by: davidt at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (oTZbj)

109 Good evening everyone.

I hope everyone had a great day.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (LsEU/)

110 If the government can mete out punishment to the oil companies over hurricanes, then surely punishment can be meted out to environmentalists when a GOP president is in office?

Of course not! Laws and regulations are for us little people to follow!

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (xxG/v)

111 "there aren’t many good reasons for standing up"

But there is one BIG one: faster.
The other one is that you're likely less vulnerable to attack - IF you're paying attention.
Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (BJd6U)

How else are you going to write your name in the snow?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (4I/2K)

112 Hrothgar-- your rant is EPIC. I'm gonna have to steal it!

Already copied and pasted it and emailed it to myself. That's a keeper!

Posted by: jewells45 at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (nxdel)

113 101 If you dial down deep enough, we are ALL persons of a penis. Unless sperm harvesting via invasive, testicular route is a thing.

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*gulp*

*checks distance to exit*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (Qzn2/)

114 The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat.

I saw the original "Agony of Defeat" happen live.

Posted by: t_bodie - Lurker. Unless you are reading this. at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (BbNc8)

115 sitting avoids the risk of peeing on the floor, the wall, the toilet, and the shoes. the penis is not an accurate instrument

Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (5PBdA)

116 I hope everyone had a great day.
___

Can't say that I have, then again, I rarely do.

But, I'm still vertical, so there's that.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (3v06p)

117 62 after the election its a year and a half before he has to pretend to care.

Posted by: Bete at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (nCLAJ)

118 Dear Jewells!!!

Hang in there, girl. We're all hanging in there with you! Love you!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (qpPdw)

119 Chelsea Clinton is a c*nt. Pure and simple.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (sy5kK)

120 >>> 114 The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat.

I saw the original "Agony of Defeat" happen live.
Posted by: t_bodie - Lurker. Unless you are reading this. at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (BbNc

You're not really 29, are you?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (llON8)

121 Hunkered Down at a Disney World hotel riding out the storm

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (tf3Oc)

122 The main performers amongst my buds in collage favored were Johnny Cash, Mile Davis and Ray Charles. Who we listened to on any particular night depended on our mood and level of inebriation.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (A5QEm)

123 But there is one BIG one: faster.
The other one is that you're likely less vulnerable to attack - IF you're paying attention.
Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (BJd6U)

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There is also the issue of butt contact, which is to be avoided whenever possible.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (Qzn2/)

124 I live in Sarasota but left town to my sister's place outside of Atlanta. I won't know till tomorrow what if any damage to my home. Doesn't sound like Sarasota got it like Ft Myers did.

Power will likely be out for a while at any rate, so I can still comment and link to boob pics since I'm out of town

Posted by: kbdabear at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (O/r0K)

125 I'm sure you'll be drinking a gallon of milk a day, as is ancient pilgrim tradition.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (ybIRR)

Heh...

No, I'll perform a suitable Back Squat to depth, a nice paused Bench, and pull something heavy from the floor...no Cleans, I'm not coordinated enough.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 10:21 PM (BgMrQ)

126 101 If you dial down deep enough, we are ALL persons of a penis. Unless sperm harvesting via invasive, testicular route is a thing.


Come back dude, you're too deep.

Posted by: Dr. T at September 28, 2022 10:21 PM (tp+tP)

127 If you insist on paying people to "manage" (i.e., not produce), they will do so.
Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:12 PM (NTUk0)


Most real work is hard, and so is real invested goal oriented management.

Sadly far too many organizations have forgotten the role of management responsibility and accountability, so it is easy to be a "manager"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:21 PM (hOUT3)

128 Love you too Ladyl!! Thank you.

Gonna hit the hay already. This thing has really kicked my ass as far as my energy. As in.. I have none.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 28, 2022 10:21 PM (nxdel)

129 28 >>> 25 "People with penises:..."

They're called men, dumbass.
Posted by: Dr. T at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (tp+tP)

People with penises who have sex with other people who have penises...
Posted by: leftists

so. faggots.

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 28, 2022 10:21 PM (3CCua)

130 Didn't Fergie pee standing up during one of her concerts?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 28, 2022 10:21 PM (3Or4S)

131 Still on the pee article: why on earth do I have to show solidarity with women, dickless characters (transmen?) and the like. And how does a private pee show anyone what/how I'm doing?

Posted by: Ciampino -- who are these experts anyway? at September 28, 2022 10:21 PM (qfLjt)

132 We need to start a fund for Libs of Tiktok. It would be delicious to watch them play lawfare with those bastards, especially if they had a bottomless war chest

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 10:21 PM (xJUPX)

133
There's a cartoon I saw about sitzpinkling, where a sign on the wall says "Urinate While Sitting" and a guy sitting on the floor aiming at the bowl is saying to himself, "This is stupid."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 10:22 PM (1Nxff)

134

/off robot sock

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 10:22 PM (gh/LQ)

135 Johnny Guitar...never seen the movie, but heard the song because it was included in one of the Fallout games.

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:22 PM (UewuT)

136 Niters, Jewells.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:22 PM (3v06p)

137 >>> 121 Hunkered Down at a Disney World hotel riding out the storm
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (tf3Oc)

Seriously? Hope the hotel stays intact.

I'm not sure how sad I would be if the rest of DW was blown away.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:22 PM (llON8)

138 aah. could'a been a contend'a.

Good evening Horde!

Posted by: sassy at September 28, 2022 10:22 PM (xSICi)

139 119 Chelsea Clinton is a c*nt. Pure and simple.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (sy5kK)

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Nope. An ENTITLED cunt. No talent. No brains. No skill. No looks.

Just a disgusting product of the right uterus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:22 PM (Qzn2/)

140 *signs up make the final stand with Brother Hrothgar, standing in a firing pit, surrounded by brass and the corpses of Commies*

Posted by: Sharkman at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (Gda1b)

141 John Cleese did a training video for businesses years ago called "Meetings, Bloody Meetings". It's actually a really good training video about how to avoid meetings and make good use of the ones you actually need.

He did a follow-on a few years later, and remade the video in 2000 or something. But I like the original best - probably late 80s.

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (BJd6U)

142 The penis is very accurate!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid's wife at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (3Or4S)

143
Power will likely be out for a while at any rate, so I can still comment and link to boob pics since I'm out of town
Posted by: kbdabear at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (O/r0K)


Just sent up a prayer that your home is intact.

I'm flying into Miami on Friday. It was supposed to be Thursday, but I'm glad I changed it.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (qpPdw)

144 I had an onsite meeting once. Got blindsided as it was about climate change. As soon as I stopped laughing and pointing at the fuckwits involved I stood up, bowed ironically and fucked off. E-mails later were ignored and texts deleted. Asshoes.

Posted by: NZFrank with an M2 at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (bgJ0E)

145 We are getting the first rain in 3 months or so, the cats are not pleased.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (xhaym)

146 Hoover bought a brand new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck and was stunned when it failed to perform a simple task.

When you take your E-150 in for inspection, the state only requires that its virtue signals are working.

Posted by: t-bird at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (Q14hI)

147 102 Seriously though, there's prototypes of female urinals out there. Typically looks a bit like a saddle, which goes underneath the hoo-hah without touching it. I'm an engineer so I'm only vaguely aware that females exist, but the idea seems sound.
Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:17 PM (UewuT)
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A reverse cowgirl?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

148 I was introduced to Miles by a trumpet player in college. Sitting in a bean bag chair, flying on some Columbian and listening to Sketches of Spain with my eyes closed.

It changed my life. Really.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (wsHtO)

149 How else are you going to write your name in the snow?
Posted by: Count de Monet

Extra points if it is in someone else's handwriting.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (LsEU/)

150
Three things a manager should do

1. Understand what his direct reports do
2. Make sure they have the tools to do their job
3. Protect them from upper management

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (1Nxff)

151 Biggest mistake we make with idiotic things like men should squat to pee cause reasons is even bothering to argue this bullshit.

If some wanker wants to put a bone through his nose, get a face tat, wear a skirt and call himself Sally and pee sitting have at it. Just don't think you can demand I participate in your mental illness cause that's not happening.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (ZLI7S)

152 Hunkered Down at a Disney World hotel riding out the storm
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (tf3Oc)

Which one? And are they providing complimentary Mickey icecream sicles ?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (4I/2K)

153 Everyone Should Sit Down When They Pee
Having a seat is cleaner, quieter, and more relaxing.



I shall step outside to express my opinion.

Posted by: Miklos shall pee in a manner protected by the First Amendment at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (d+wXR)

154 Good night, Jewells. Prayers continue.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (qpPdw)

155 OrangeEnt. Not much of a story but Ilsa, in the Indy Jones comment, reminded me of this.

I was standing at a bar in Aberdeen Scotland. They don't do bar stools there. It was crowded. I heard a female voice behind me say, "Can I buy you a drink?". I turned to find an angel standing there. She was tall, platinum blond, with ice blue eyes, fine features and built like, well, you know. A Nordic goddess.

I gave her a quizzical look, pointed to myself and said, "Me?" She gave me a disdainful glance and a dismissive, "No". Turns out I was standing next to Thor.

Since then I am very cautious when apparently being singled out for attention in a crowd.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (A5QEm)

156 A reverse cowgirl?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

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Yee-haw!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (Qzn2/)

157 The list is suspect for simply including "The Quick and The Dead"...

Love to read TJM's thoughts on the matter.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 10:16 PM (BgMrQ)

I was going to say that, but didn't want to get the dreaded....

Moviegique posted on it above, maybe something from MG?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (7bRMQ)

158 25 "People with penises:..."

Are the happiest people in the world . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (xhaym)

159 Good evening morons and thanks mh

Hrothgar is right except for the idea this has happened only over the last 7-8 years. It has only been exposed recently. In my opinion the effort has been ongoing since Tienanmen Square, when the CCP realized we could be bought.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (EZebt)

160 -
sitting avoids the risk of peeing on the floor, the wall, the toilet, and the shoes. the penis is not an accurate instrument

Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM -
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I had a red dot on mine, but penicillin ruined that.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (NTUk0)

161 Best meetings I had were run by one of my battalion commanders in Germany. Every Monday at 0800 outside in front of the HQs. Rain, snow or shine. His order was simple...tell me what is happening this week that is important. We each had no more than 2 minutes.
Friggin awesome.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 10:26 PM (anj39)

162 ...Just a disgusting product of the right uterus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:22 PM



I believe the term "products of conception" was coined with Chubble in mind...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 10:26 PM (gh/LQ)

163 148 I was introduced to Miles by a trumpet player in college. Sitting in a bean bag chair, flying on some Columbian and listening to Sketches of Spain with my eyes closed.

It changed my life. Really.
Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (wsHtO)

I bet it did.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:26 PM (/un2E)

164 The solution for the ladies for guaranteeing hygenic peeing experiences is just to put a Buc-ees in every town.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 28, 2022 10:26 PM (xxG/v)

165
If some wanker wants to put a bone through his nose, get a face tat, wear a skirt and call himself Sally and pee sitting have at it. Just don't think you can demand I participate in your mental illness cause that's not happening.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (ZLI7S)


This x 1000

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:26 PM (qpPdw)

166 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin is a better movie than many of the movies on that list.

Posted by: huerfano, stochastic commenter at September 28, 2022 10:27 PM (dTFZY)

167 152 Hunkered Down at a Disney World hotel riding out the storm
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 28, 2022 10:20 PM (tf3Oc)

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Wouldn't the mouse ears act like sails?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:27 PM (Qzn2/)

168 147 102 Seriously though, there's prototypes of female urinals out there. Typically looks a bit like a saddle, which goes underneath the hoo-hah without touching it. I'm an engineer so I'm only vaguely aware that females exist, but the idea seems sound.
Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:17 PM (UewuT)
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A reverse cowgirl?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

Sounds suspiciously like a Sybian.

Not that I would know these things first hand you understand...simply hearsay.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 10:27 PM (BgMrQ)

169 150
Three things a manager should do

1. Understand what his direct reports do
2. Make sure they have the tools to do their job
3. Protect them from upper management
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (1Nxff)


Better business advice than anything in the endless parade of dubious flavor-of-the-month management books.

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:27 PM (UewuT)

170 No list of Westerns is complete without True Grit. The first one, not the copy. The copy is closer to the book, but you really can't replace Maddy Ross.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:27 PM (LOVUx)

171

I'd read somewhere that in Ancient Egypt, the men typically squatted to pee whilst the women stood...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 10:28 PM (gh/LQ)

172 Nice mousetrap! Classy. Luxurious. YUUUGE.

Posted by: pookysgirl appreciates a good cup of herbal tea at September 28, 2022 10:28 PM (XKZwp)

173 166 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin is a better movie than many of the movies on that list.

Posted by: huerfano


Yup. Nevada Smith is also missing from the list.

Posted by: davidt at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (oTZbj)

174 >>Three things a manager should do

>>1. Understand what his direct reports do
>>2. Make sure they have the tools to do their job
>>3. Protect them from upper management

You'd surprised at how often 3. will become a real problem.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (ZLI7S)

175 170 No list of Westerns is complete without True Grit. The first one, not the copy. The copy is closer to the book, but you really can't replace Maddy Ross.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:27 PM (LOVUx)

I've seen them both and have read the book. I would say both should be in the top 35. But that's just my humble opinion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (/un2E)

176 The solution for the ladies for guaranteeing hygenic peeing experiences is just to put a Buc-ees in every town.
Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 28, 2022 10:26 PM (xxG/v)
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Sorry, weren't no Buc-ees in Iraq, while I had to ride shotgun for hours with a M249 at the ready, so I had to get creative.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (3v06p)

177 the penis is not an accurate instrument

Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (5PBdA)

You'll never know where it'll end up.

Posted by: Don Lemon at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (7bRMQ)

178 Standing or sitting? It doesn't matter.
No matter how you shake it, twirl it, yank it or dance, the last few drops always fall in your pants.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (anj39)

179 I'm looking at a sliver of a moon in the southwestern sky, thinking how magnificent it is. And I'm sending prayers to heaven for our friends, family and fellow Americans in Florida. Seems the right thing to do on such a beautiful night...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (Oaem6)

180 Eat the bugs
Sit to piss


No thanks, how about you all take a flying fuck at a rolling donut?

Posted by: ballistic at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (oXNqT)

181 From Moon of Alabama:

To destroy a sub sea pipeline requires more than a ROV/drone delivered shaped charge.

Javier Blas @JavierBlas - 15:18 UTC · Sep 27, 2022
How strong is a Nord Stream pipe? Quite!
The steel pipe itself has a wall of 4.1 centimeters (1.6 inches), and it's coated with another 6-11 cm of steel-reinforced concrete. Each section of the pipe weighs 11 tonnes, which goes to 24-25 tonnes after the concrete is applied.
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But anyone with a rowboat and a homemade depth charge could have done it, right? SMDH.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (M9XmQ)

182 I always wondered what the fuck was wrong with the guy that made him want to come hang out and spend money at a place where he wasn't wanted.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

A lot of Americans are starting to wonder the same thing.

Posted by: Miklos is tnakfully in Red Territory at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (d+wXR)

183 I'd read somewhere that in Ancient Egypt, the men typically squatted to pee whilst the women stood...
Posted by: Zettai

How Egypt doing these days?

Yeah, 'bout that. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:30 PM (LsEU/)

184 The left wants control everything about you including how you take a leak.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 28, 2022 10:30 PM (EZebt)

185 174 You'd surprised at how often 3. will become a real problem.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (ZLI7S)


My dad (ran a business for 30+ years, became corporate senior management for 20 years) likes to say that point 3 is the most important thing that any manager does. Especially at the department head level.

Posted by: CppThis at September 28, 2022 10:30 PM (UewuT)

186 153 Everyone Should Sit Down When They Pee
Having a seat is cleaner, quieter, and more relaxing.



I shall step outside to express my opinion.
Posted by: Miklos shall pee in a manner protected by the First Amendment at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (d+wXR)

In what way is sitting on a filthy toilet seat cleaner? I'm not seeing it. There's a reason I usually wait until I get home.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:30 PM (LOVUx)

187 sitting avoids the risk of peeing on the floor, the wall, the toilet, and the shoes. the penis is not an accurate instrument
Posted by: chris+opher

Last I checked, it *is* ok to hold your own pecker when you pee. But if that's too much work, you could always ask a stranger for help.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 28, 2022 10:31 PM (iFaY7)

188 115 sitting avoids the risk of peeing on the floor, the wall, the toilet, and the shoes. the penis is not an accurate instrument
Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (5PBdA)

Dude , just use both hands. Like you should. Accurate enough fer me.

Posted by: NZFrank with an M2 at September 28, 2022 10:31 PM (bgJ0E)

189 Ogg squat for pee when you take penis from cold dead hand.

Posted by: Ogg at September 28, 2022 10:31 PM (oTZbj)

190 Let's call that "The Millennial Top 35 Western List".
They have some good picks, but too much dank modern stuff.

I don't see "The Cowboys" or 'Fort Apache".

A really good one that TCM has on occasionally is "Westward the Women" about a wagon train of mostly women trekking west to marry ranch hands.
Real hardship before there was GRRRLLLpower.

Posted by: sal at September 28, 2022 10:31 PM (y40tE)

191 When you take your E-150 in for inspection, the state only requires that its virtue signals are working.

Posted by: t-bird at September 28, 2022 10:23 PM (Q14hI)

I'm going to try and remember that.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 10:32 PM (A5QEm)

192 We each had no more than 2 minutes.
Friggin awesome.
Posted by: Diogenes

i would have cheerfully murdered all the warrants in my year group to have him as my commander.

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 28, 2022 10:32 PM (3CCua)

193 But anyone with a rowboat and a homemade depth charge could have done it, right? SMDH.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (M9XmQ)

Gosh, who do we know who is good at underwater demolition? I wonder who that could have been. Hmm.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:32 PM (LOVUx)

194 the penis is not an accurate instrument
Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (5PBdA)

Dude! You're allowed to control it. It's only playing with yourself if you're still doing it when you're otherwise done.

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:32 PM (BJd6U)

195 I shall step outside to express my opinion.
Posted by: Miklos shall pee in a manner protected by the First Amendment

Bonus points awarded if it involves a balcony.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 28, 2022 10:32 PM (iFaY7)

196 164 The solution for the ladies for guaranteeing hygenic peeing experiences is just to put a Buc-ees in every town.
Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 28, 2022 10:26 PM (xxG/v)
--

One of my goals this MoMee is to visit that ginormous Buc-ees citadel.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

197

I think I shall henceforth stand when I shit now, too, because 'Murica!!

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (gh/LQ)

198 But anyone with a rowboat and a homemade depth charge could have done it, right? SMDH.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (M9XmQ)


Who argued that? It's simply been said that any trained frogman with basic skills in underwater demo could easily take out the pipeline with explosives on a timer. Simultaneously.

Jesus, some of you are off your rockers. You act like this requires a ten billion dollar submarine and robotic arm surgery.

It's not that deep. It doesn't move. It's easy to get in and get out under the cover of darkness. It isn't magic. I don't give a shit how thick the steal is.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (mE7cY)

199 188 115 sitting avoids the risk of peeing on the floor, the wall, the toilet, and the shoes. the penis is not an accurate instrument
Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (5PBdA)

----------

After a night of drinking I've been known to wield the dick with the precision of a Durer woodcut.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (Qzn2/)

200 How else are you going to write your name in the snow?
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (4I/2K)

Based on the antics of one woman I know, I now append "without taking off your underwear."

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (BJd6U)

201 That house has some hoity toity rats.

Where's the linen napkin?

Evening, y'all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (JOtiF)

202 the penis is not an accurate instrument
Posted by: chris+opher

The Paolo feels, how you say, sorry for other men.

Posted by: The Paolo at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (LsEU/)

203 Thanks for the ONT.

Hmmm, so it was not so much a problem with the towing capability second to second, but that it has absolutely no range. Nice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (dNqv+)

204 Old Grandaddy could pee and spit 'baccy juice simultaneously with perfect accuracy.

Posted by: Miklos learnt from the Best at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (d+wXR)

205 >>> 196 164 The solution for the ladies for guaranteeing hygenic peeing experiences is just to put a Buc-ees in every town.
Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 28, 2022 10:26 PM (xxG/v)
--

One of my goals this MoMee is to visit that ginormous Buc-ees citadel.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

There's a relatively new one in Ennis, which is not that far north on I-45.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (llON8)

206 Ogg squat for pee when you take penis from cold dead hand.
Posted by: Ogg


phrasing, bruh.

your penis, or your buddy Oog's penis?

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (3CCua)

207 Moon of Alabama whodunnit post here, well-reasoned:

https://tinyurl.com/2as23hdx

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (M9XmQ)

208 Seapower magazine—the official magazine of the Navy League—reported in June on a US exercise in the Baltic Sea, directly over the spots where two massive, undersea explosions took out the Nord Stream pipeline.

Seapower’s story highlights new technology allowing the Navy to detonate targets from miles away.

https://tinyurl.com/7yd6xhmy

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (3v06p)

209 No Liberty Valance on the western list?!!! I thought that was one of the classics.

Posted by: InZona (formerly InCali) at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (ep37o)

210 the hatred between Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge is white hot and great acting.
Posted by: TCM's Finest at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (l3SW6)

If Crawford is involved, what makes you think the hate is acting?

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (BJd6U)

211
In what way is sitting on a filthy toilet seat cleaner? I'm not seeing it. There's a reason I usually wait until I get home.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:30 PM (LOVUx)


I would love to pee standing. I travel a lot and I hate sitting on public toilet seats. I have to clean the seat first with a Clorox wipe. What a friggin hassle.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (qpPdw)

212 Since then I am very cautious when apparently being singled out for attention in a crowd.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (A5QEm)

That had to hurt! Did you hang around or leave? I think I would have stood there on principle.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 10:35 PM (7bRMQ)

213 Ogg not grammarian.

Posted by: Ogg at September 28, 2022 10:35 PM (oTZbj)

214 Rio Bravo, Searchers, Shane and Magnificent 7 should all be higher.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:36 PM (dNqv+)

215 The wind has come to N. Lake County. Crap.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 28, 2022 10:36 PM (M9XmQ)

216
After a night of drinking I've been known to wield the dick with the precision of a Durer woodcut.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (Qzn2/)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:36 PM (qpPdw)

217 To be fair, as some say, aiming is not all that accurate at times. There is the occasional side stream and then the dreaded split stream, even supposing one has a free hand at hand. I still refuse to sit, usually.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 10:36 PM (A5QEm)

218 213 Ogg not grammarian.
Posted by: Ogg at September 28, 2022 10:35 PM (oTZbj)

Don't forget to use our comma.
-Oxford

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:36 PM (dNqv+)

219 Hey Ladyl.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:36 PM (3v06p)

220 >>My dad (ran a business for 30+ years, became corporate senior management for 20 years) likes to say that point 3 is the most important thing that any manager does. Especially at the department head level.

He was right. And it rarely happens.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (ZLI7S)

221 How else are you going to write your name in the snow?
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (4I/2K)


Sadly Mrs D knows my handwriting.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (anj39)

222 >>> 198 But anyone with a rowboat and a homemade depth charge could have done it, right? SMDH.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (M9XmQ)


Who argued that? It's simply been said that any trained frogman with basic skills in underwater demo could easily take out the pipeline with explosives on a timer. Simultaneously.

Jesus, some of you are off your rockers. You act like this requires a ten billion dollar submarine and robotic arm surgery.

It's not that deep. It doesn't move. It's easy to get in and get out under the cover of darkness. It isn't magic. I don't give a shit how thick the steal is.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (mE7cY)

I thought somebody or other *did* mention depth charges and even said the Ukrainians had some, on an earlier thread. I don't know if the US is the *only* capable actor but supposedly there were a couple of our ships in the area at the time and some helos bopping around while they were there.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (llON8)

223 Am requesting Horde feedback:

When is it appropriate to request a correction of the 'approved' Minutes of a Board meeting?

Particulars - At my HOA's August meeting I made a request that the 2023 draft budget be compared to the 2022 approved budget and line item differences be explained at the September Budget Review meeting for homeowners. (they had not ever previously compared anything, always just stand alone financials with no context)

My request was recorded in the August Minutes and approved in September as a "request to compare the 2023 draft budget to 2022 actuals".

When I pointed this out to the General Manager, the reply I got was, "The minutes have already been approved as presented and what was documented in the Minutes is not contradictory to what was discussed."

Are approved Minutes so sacrosanct that they cannot be edited to make a minor yet informative correction?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (4I/2K)

224 I pee like a man. Standing up, with my dick out and my hands on my hips while staring at the sheet rock.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (mE7cY)

225 ...I have to clean the seat first with a Clorox wipe. What a friggin hassle.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM



You need these:


pmateusa.com

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (rP0Ob)

226 108 Unforgiven all the way down at #27? Da Fuq?

Posted by: davidt at September 28, 2022 10:18 PM (oTZbj)

I delurked for this. That list is not a serious list if it ranks Unforgiven #27. Especially in light of some of the films about it.

Posted by: GT at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (RHB2n)

227 The meeting to discuss meetings.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 28, 2022 10:02 PM (aursc)


I once had to attend a pre meeting for the pre meeting.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (JOtiF)

228 Ogg not grammarian.
Posted by: Ogg

Oog's penis, then. good ro know.

*steps away from Ogg*

*covers penis*

*prepares to defend honor*

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (3CCua)

229 Standing while taking a whiz is a blessing of liberty. Sure, you may get a weird deformation of the barrel and hit a shoe, or the floor once in a while, but overall the dick has been and will continue to be a proven weapon for thousands of years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (dNqv+)

230 Sadly Mrs D knows my handwriting.
Posted by: Diogenes

One word:

Viking runes

Posted by: Miklos bets brink like Vikings would agree at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (d+wXR)

231 There's a relatively new one in Ennis, which is not that far north on I-45.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (llON


The first time I was at a Buc ees it was that very one and you took me there!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (qpPdw)

232 Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (4I/2K)
___

Fortunately, God has blessed me enough to never have to deal with HOAs.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (3v06p)

233 Just to be clear, the "35 greatest Westerns" website is not listing them in order from best to worst. They are all best. They are listed in order of their release date.

Posted by: bradc at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (7xRc/)

234 224 I pee like a man. Standing up, with my dick out and my hands on my hips while staring at the sheet rock.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (mE7cY)

---------

Unless the sports page is tacked to the wall!

* grunt grunt*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (Qzn2/)

235 170 No list of Westerns is complete without True Grit. The first one, not the copy. The copy is closer to the book, but you really can't replace Maddy Ross.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:27 PM (LOVUx)

Look, I love John Wayne as much as anyone, but Kim Darby was awful. Too old.
The new one, hands down.

Posted by: sal at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (y40tE)

236 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin is a better movie than many of the movies on that list.

Posted by: huerfano, stochastic commenter at September 28, 2022 10:27 PM (dTFZY)

I didn't notice any Randolph Scott.(removes hat) on the list either. But, of course there was a sodomite movie, number 35. No gay cowboy movie is ever one of the top westerns.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (7bRMQ)

237 *prepares to defend honor*
Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (3CCua)

My money's on Biff

#steelyeyedmissleman

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (BgMrQ)

238 That had to hurt! Did you hang around or leave? I think I would have stood there on principle.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 10:35 PM (7bRMQ)

I think I drank until my feelings were numb.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (A5QEm)

239 >>> 231 There's a relatively new one in Ennis, which is not that far north on I-45.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (llON


The first time I was at a Buc ees it was that very one and you took me there!
Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (qpPdw)

It's conveniently located on the way to (or from) the airport!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:40 PM (llON8)

240 Are approved Minutes so sacrosanct that they cannot be edited to make a minor yet informative correction?
Posted by: Count de Monet

What are you, some kinda Accountant?

Posted by: Die HOA Karenwaffe at September 28, 2022 10:40 PM (d+wXR)

241 Other than the US, China has the most to gain from the sabotage of NS.

I'm waiting for Joe or anyone in Congress to mention this but it will probably never happen for reasons.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (wsHtO)

242 232 Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (4I/2K)
___

Fortunately, God has blessed me enough to never have to deal with HOAs.
Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (3v06p)


Legally Sufficient is an expert when it comes to HOAs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (/un2E)

243 It's not that deep. It doesn't move. It's easy to get in and get out under the cover of darkness. It isn't magic. I don't give a shit how thick the steal is.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:33 PM (mE7cY)
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"Not that deep" is kind of a dodge. Yeah it's only 150-300 feet...in the middle of the cold-ass Baltic Sea, in the fucking dark, with significant currents, carrying a big enough shaped charge to cut through concrete and steel, with the knowledge on how to attach it, time it, and coordinate the explosions to within a couple minutes. Not to mention the infil and exfil ops.

It's not some skin diver with a single tank and a mask bro. This is work done by trained and equipped state actors.

Posted by: ballistic at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (oXNqT)

244 * grunt grunt*
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:39 PM (Qzn2/)

You owe me royalties dude...

Posted by: Tim Allen at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (BgMrQ)

245 I thought somebody or other *did* mention depth charges and even said the Ukrainians had some, on an earlier thread. I don't know if the US is the *only* capable actor but supposedly there were a couple of our ships in the area at the time and some helos bopping around while they were there.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (llON8


Depth charges wouldn't work. They are more area denial than incapacitation of infrastructure.

We aren't the only country with 'seals' these days. Most countries have spec ops teams trained in underwater demo, ship boarding, sabotage and incursion.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (mE7cY)

246 If you're carrying a concealed firearm, and you don't want to unfasten your belt, it's a lot easier to pee while utilizing the zipper and underwear fly. It's a bit awkward at first, but it's also a lot easier than trying to keep control of the firearm while simultaneously keeping control of your "gun."

Posted by: PabloD at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (RCUN8)

247 My favorite movie, which I have watched 15 or twenty times, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt is number one on my personal list.


Posted by: huerfano, stochastic commenter at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (dTFZY)

248 I'd read somewhere that in Ancient Egypt, the men typically squatted to pee whilst the women stood...
Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 10:28 PM (gh/LQ)

That sand is hot!

Yeah and deep too!

Posted by: 2 Ancient Egyptian Men at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (4I/2K)

249
pmateusa.com

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (rP0Ob)

Yes. Yes I need those.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (qpPdw)

250 Pretty sure there are undersea drones.

Posted by: davidt at September 28, 2022 10:42 PM (oTZbj)

251 I think we could use some meetings around here. We need to discuss comment synergies and what not. Also, there could be donuts.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 28, 2022 10:42 PM (KFhLj)

252 What are you, some kinda Accountant?
Posted by: Die HOA Karenwaffe at September 28, 2022 10:40 PM (d+wXR)

*guilty*

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:42 PM (4I/2K)

253 187 sitting avoids the risk of peeing on the floor, the wall, the toilet, and the shoes. the penis is not an accurate instrument
Posted by: chris+opher

Last I checked, it *is* ok to hold your own pecker when you pee. But if that's too much work, you could always ask a stranger for help.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 28, 2022 10:31 PM (iFaY7)

Millie: "Well, he fucks kinda like he pitches, kinda all over the place."

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:43 PM (LOVUx)

254
It's conveniently located on the way to (or from) the airport!
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:40 PM (llON


I LOVE that place!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 10:43 PM (qpPdw)

255
We aren't the only country with 'seals' these days. Most countries have spec ops teams trained in underwater demo, ship boarding, sabotage and incursion.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (mE7cY)

Fucking Obama gave the Iranians money for this

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:43 PM (/un2E)

256 What I read said the pipeline sits at 60m down.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:43 PM (mE7cY)

257
Ruthie will meet her new owner at the Buc-ee's in Ennis this Saturday and go to her new home near Fort Worth.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 10:43 PM (1Nxff)

258 My Godmother had a rule for my Godfather , Sit after the 4th beer.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 10:44 PM (U2p+3)

259 Feel good story of the day is a gooder. I went to Elnora for chicken wings, and they had the Blue Jays vs the Yankees on the TeeVee. A Blue Jays player hit a solo home run into the stands, and a fan wearing a Yankees jersey caught the ball. And all the fans around him in Blue Jays jerseys were slapping his back and giving him high fives. Thought that was pretty cool.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 10:44 PM (QFkqc)

260 The Sitzpinkler!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 28, 2022 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

He flounces into the room and flounces out.

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:44 PM (BJd6U)

261 258 My Godmother had a rule for my Godfather , Sit after the 4th beer.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 10:44 PM (U2p+3)


No garden hose catheter?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (/un2E)

262 No mr_jack yet to tell us we're fulla shit and EVs are the greatest thing evah? Once a few minor glitches get worked out...

I am disappoint.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (JOtiF)

263 251 I think we could use some meetings around here. We need to discuss comment synergies and what not. Also, there could be donuts.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 28, 2022 10:42 PM (KFhLj)

Yeahhhh, about that meeting. I'm gonna have to disagree...

Posted by: Bill Lundberg at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (BgMrQ)

264 I know my company spends way more than $100M in unnecessary meetings each year. They must mean smaller big companies.

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (ftFVW)

265 https://tinyurl.com/7yd6xhmy

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:34 PM (3v06p)


{{{SMH}}}, you are doing some heavy research here lately, all of it very good, and interesting, information. Thanks!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (hOUT3)

266 Lots of penis talk...
I sooo love this place!
Alas, I don't own one of these.
Although, I do understand you can buy one now...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (Xw6OM)

267 Are approved Minutes so sacrosanct that they cannot be edited to make a minor yet informative correction?
Posted by: Count de Monet
----
What are you, some kinda Accountant?
Posted by: Die HOA Karenwaffe

i'm an asshole. they have meeting process rules. usually robert's rules, or similar. print them. highlite the portion they are violating. make them address it (publicly) in the next meeting. then cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war ( by which i mean lit bags if dog shit on their front porch at midnight ).

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (3CCua)

268 Donuts?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:46 PM (Qzn2/)

269 It's not some skin diver with a single tank and a mask bro. This is work done by trained and equipped state actors.
Posted by: ballistic at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (oXNqT)


Again, for the cheap seats, I never said it was a scuba bro with a stick of tnt.

It was spec ops. It was a BUDs trained diver in standard gear used for those depths and that condition. They train for this exact stuff. Disable oil rigs. Pipelines. Ships in transit. Ports.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:46 PM (mE7cY)

270 Re: Buc-ees

Isn't the one in Temple kinda the Mother Ship?

Posted by: sal at September 28, 2022 10:46 PM (y40tE)

271 Diving to 60m isn't the issue. Advanced rec divers do that. It's not a huge deal but far from child's play. It's dark as shit at that depth.

The bigger issue is, again, doing it under cover of darkness in the cold, in current, and being able to infil/exfil from the AO and avoid detection in what is probably a very heavily surveilled section of ocean.

Posted by: ballistic at September 28, 2022 10:46 PM (oXNqT)

272
A really good one that TCM has on occasionally is "Westward the Women" about a wagon train of mostly women trekking west to marry ranch hands.
Real hardship before there was GRRRLLLpower.
Posted by: sal


Be sure to look for the grave of Jim Quackenbush!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (63Dwl)

273 You really don't need a shaped charge for an underwater demolition, the water does the job for you, especially if there is a gas on the other side. Just needs to be in contact.

A steel pipeline like that sticks out like a sore thumb to even the crudest magnetometer.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (wsHtO)

274 I stand during the day, and if it's late at night...I'll sit 'cause I won't turn on a light.

But it's my choice...not yours you twit.

(n.b. and actually, it's easier for me to pee standing even with prostate issues.)
Posted by: pResident Biden at September 28, 2022 10:04 PM (BgMrQ)

That's about where I stand. Or sit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (QFkqc)

275 >>It's not some skin diver with a single tank and a mask bro. This is work done by trained and equipped state actors.

You might find this interesting. Then look at where Bornholm, Denmark is on a map and where the pipeline is.

https://tinyurl.com/3sa57ac2

Posted by: JackStraw at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (ZLI7S)

276 The gasline- i don't know much about demolitions. I DO know that 200 foot is just not too deep to find a metal tube in the water. Having witnessed Filipino fisherman find a friggin' fish-trap line (4 fish traps tied in a 'string of pearls' totalling about 150 long) in 80 or 100 foot of water, with no buoys, gps, map, NOTHING but memory where they laid the damned thing! Motored out into the Bohol sea 6 miles. Papang says " they use these landmarks" pointing at some mountain structure 6 miles away to triangulate this puny trap line. Then pulled it up with a grappling hook after 3 or 4 attempts. I imagine with gps, a 'smart, military type' could easily find an iron pipe in 200 foot of water, and drop a satchel close enough to implode it. But what do i know? Imma just a lowly cook.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (3Or4S)

277 Lots of penis talk...
I sooo love this place!
Alas, I don't own one of these.
Although, I do understand you can buy one now...
Posted by: COMountainMarie

Yes but, with what you have, you can get all the, how you say, penii you want for free.

Posted by: The Paolo at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (LsEU/)

278 Fucking Obama gave the Iranians money for this
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:43 PM (/un2E)

I truly don't doubt that one but.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (mE7cY)

279 As Tech Lead on oh so many damned projects, I have meetings once a week. They are on a regular schedule, they take between five and 15 minutes, stuff gets coordinated and solved, and then I issue meeting minutes. Anything longer than that is usually just somebody wanted to jaw and wasting time. Saves me a pile of emails.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (LOVUx)

280 Yeahhhh, about that meeting. I'm gonna have to disagree...
Posted by: Bill Lundberg at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (BgMrQ)
We feel that the problem is not with Peter...

*Bob 1 emphatically shakes head*

...but that YOU haven't challenged him.

BL: I just don't know about that...

*Bob#1 grabs folder*

What is it you would say you do here, Bill?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (dNqv+)

281 Bit

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (mE7cY)

282 The bigger issue is, again, doing it under cover of darkness in the cold, in current, and being able to infil/exfil from the AO and avoid detection in what is probably a very heavily surveilled section of ocean.
Posted by: ballistic at September 28, 2022 10:46 PM (oXNqT)

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Plus, not getting blown up is an important consideration.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:48 PM (Qzn2/)

283 We've determined that some of the problem you men with erratic urine streams have can be traced to your parents cheaping out and going with the Discount Mohel.

It's like not ordering the rear sway bar or the HD shocks on a car. Sure, you save a few bucks up front, but it's not worth it in the end.

Posted by: Down the Hatch at September 28, 2022 10:48 PM (l3SW6)

284 https://tinyurl.com/y4adaxc6
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Posted by: Skip at September 28, 2022 10:48 PM (xhxe8)

285 We aren't the only country with 'seals' these days. Most countries have spec ops teams trained in underwater demo, ship boarding, sabotage and incursion.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (mE7cY)

Fucking Obama gave the Iranians money for this
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:43 PM (/un2E)


Like so many other things wrong with the libs and assorted scum like Obarky and BaiDen is their idea that warfare should be a fair fight, so "we" should give them the tools to make sure of that. (See exit from Afghanistan)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:48 PM (hOUT3)

286 270 Re: Buc-ees

Isn't the one in Temple kinda the Mother Ship?
Posted by: sal at September 28, 2022 10:46 PM (y40tE)

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The original is way down south near the Gulf. The largest one is in Tennessee, which is bullshit, and finally they are building one bigger than that around Austin somewhere. Not sure when it opens.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (RG7Wy)

287 -
I pee like a man. Standing up, with my dick out and my hands on my hips while staring at the sheet rock.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM -
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That's fine if you are pressed for time. When practical however, elegance demands the Macarena.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (NTUk0)

288 Be sure to look for the grave of Jim Quackenbush!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (63Dwl)

Alas, another one in which John McIntyre gets dead...

Posted by: sal at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (y40tE)

289 Isn't the one in Temple kinda the Mother Ship?
Posted by: sal

Lake Jackson was the first one.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (LsEU/)

290 >>> 256 What I read said the pipeline sits at 60m down.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:43 PM (mE7cY)

That's probably accurate at certain points along its path. I only recently saw a map - looks like the entire thing is under the Baltic so presumably it's *not* terribly deep near the coasts and deeper the farther into the water. The leaks were shown south of Bornholm.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (llON8)

291 Well, it's official.

Plane and hotel paid for.

Corsicana, here I come!

Still need a ride from Love field, arriving at 5pm Thursday.

Anyone?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (sy5kK)

292 BALTOPS 22: A Perfect Opportunity for Research and Resting New Technology

In support of BALTOPS, U.S. Navy 6th Fleet partnered with U.S. Navy research and warfare centers to bring the latest advancements in unmanned underwater vehicle mine hunting technology to the Baltic Sea to demonstrate the vehicle’s effectiveness in operational scenarios.

Experimentation was conducted off the coast of Bornholm, Denmark, with participants from Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport, and Mine Warfare Readiness and Effectiveness Measuring all under the direction of U.S. 6th Fleet Task Force 68.

https://tinyurl.com/35pnp2f7

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (3v06p)

293 Why the hell is this site such an atrocious mess on mobile? Never finishes loading, screen goes blank, won't scroll, text keeps shifting and resizing -- WTF?!
Posted by: Brother John at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (CBukQ)

You are the guy who drives nails with a Crescent wrench, aren't you?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (QFkqc)

294 Be sure to look for the grave of Jim Quackenbush!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (63Dwl)

My great grandma was a Quackenbush. She had one group of cousins of 13 boys. They made a lot of 'em back then.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:50 PM (LOVUx)

295 I have no idea who could have cut the pipeline, much less know where it was, but I have perforated a lot of pipe down hole, with shaped charges and I doubt it would take a charge much bigger than my thumb to do the job.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 10:50 PM (A5QEm)

296 I once had to attend a pre meeting for the pre meeting.
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 28, 2022 10:38 PM (JOtiF

I had a team mate who loved pre-meeting for the meetings. Drove me bonkers. I finally lost my crap one day and told him it was an absolute waste of my time, that I'm a highly paid professional and I don't need a soft opening.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:50 PM (mE7cY)

297 Hmmm, the site came around long after 9/11. When was the last time we had something that we could argue endlessly about the whys and the wherefors of how it was done and who dunnit? I am drawing a blank.

Maybe Erdogan's Coup/Reichstag Fire?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:50 PM (dNqv+)

298 There is a Buc-ees being formed (I think nano-critters are involved) not far from where I live. I plan on not going there for a while. CO people are dorks about anything new.

Hell, we are driving to Texas in less than a month. We'll prolly run across a Buc-ees on our trip.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 10:50 PM (x8Wzq)

299 Still need a ride from Love field, arriving at 5pm Thursday.

Anyone?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
___

Email Ben Had.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:50 PM (3v06p)

300
Still need a ride from Love field, arriving at 5pm Thursday.

Anyone?

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Got grass or gas?

Pass on the ass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:51 PM (Qzn2/)

301 Whether I stand or sit is depends on what I may or may not have eaten the night before.

I'm over 29 and, well, sometimes, that's just the way it is.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 10:51 PM (5pTK/)

302 That's fine if you are pressed for time. When practical however, elegance demands the Macarena.
Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (NTUk0)


Great, now i have that damn song spinning in my head.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:51 PM (/un2E)

303 What is it you would say you do here, Bill?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (dNqv+)

Cut...Cut...I said CUT DAMN IT.

Get me a re-write. Get Judge in here and fix this...I'm the star damn it...

Posted by: Gary Cole at September 28, 2022 10:51 PM (BgMrQ)

304 Sadly Mrs D knows my handwriting.

That's a point in cursive's favor. What in the world do the Chinese do in the snow? All that starting and stopping has got to be painful.

Posted by: t-bird at September 28, 2022 10:51 PM (Q14hI)

305 Sticky bomb. A bomb that sticks!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. Takes out pipeline with a magnetic bomba ona string at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (3Or4S)

306 OK, so I looked up Buc-ee's. They have an entire wall of jerky. WTF? Odd little place, that.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (LOVUx)

307 Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (4I/2K)
* * * *
Not really an expert on HOAs, just some eejit who volunteered to help out... And no, my name is not Karen!

If the minutes have already been formally approved, it may be difficult to have a "re-do" to amend. However, you can ask that an addendum be added which reflects your discussion more accurately. If I were you, I would have said addendum already prepared so that no one has to go through the time and trouble of preparing the document. Good luck!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (Oaem6)

308 i'm an asshole. they have meeting process rules. usually robert's rules, or similar. print them. highlite the portion they are violating. make them address it (publicly) in the next meeting. then cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war ( by which i mean lit bags if dog shit on their front porch at midnight ).
Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 28, 2022 10:45 PM (3CCua)

I'll try that, especially that last part. Thanks!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (4I/2K)

309 Well, it's official.

Plane and hotel paid for.
Corsicana, here I come!
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

We'll need to eat at that Mexican place again. Whatta place!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (LsEU/)

310 Ooooo. MisHum! Love Dr John.

Saw
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Dr John
Buddy Guy
and BB King
Play at an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Colombia River as the sun set.

Duuuuuude.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (U2p+3)

311 I'm a highly paid professional and I don't need a soft opening.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:50 PM (mE7cY)

Me too...

Posted by: Pete ButtGuy at September 28, 2022 10:53 PM (BgMrQ)

312 An expeditionary detachment of US Navy ships led by the universal amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge days ago was in the Baltic Sea
It was 30 km from the site of the alleged sabotage on the Nord Stream-1 gas pipeline and 50 km from the threads of Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline

https://tinyurl.com/bdhxsz5f

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:53 PM (3v06p)

313 ONT!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 28, 2022 10:53 PM (p/nbH)

314 293 Why the hell is this site such an atrocious mess on mobile? Never finishes loading, screen goes blank, won't scroll, text keeps shifting and resizing -- WTF?!
Posted by: Brother John at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (CBukQ)

You are the guy who drives nails with a Crescent wrench, aren't you?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (QFkqc)

Ace and Pixie don't give a shit. That's the problem.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:53 PM (/un2E)

315 Like so many other things wrong with the libs and assorted scum like Obarky and BaiDen is their idea that warfare should be a fair fight, so "we" should give them the tools to make sure of that. (See exit from Afghanistan)
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 10:48 PM (hOUT3)

Let's not forget Billy Clinton, who advanced China's satellite tech by twenty years when he let them launch our spy satellite instead of using NASA.

(It 'blew up' on the launch pad)

Then all of the sudden the Chi-Comms had spy sats in orbit.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (mE7cY)

316 Can't say that I have, then again, I rarely do.

But, I'm still vertical, so there's that.
Posted by: SMH

Praying for you sister. If I could , I would give you the peace and joy our Lord gives me on a daily basis . It's His gift to me and I am not deserving of it yet He has given it to me . Gonna do some serious old time Spurgeon like praying for you

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (xJUPX)

317 306 OK, so I looked up Buc-ee's. They have an entire wall of jerky. WTF? Odd little place, that.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (LOVUx)

Jerky is wonderful. I like some local stuff called Mingua. Great stuff in the various flavors. Still, a man likes to have options.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (dNqv+)

318 Great ONT, as per usual Mis. Hum.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (5pTK/)

319 Odd little place, that.
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One thing Buc-ees is not, is little.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (3v06p)

320
I didn't notice any Randolph Scott.(removes hat) on the list either. But, of course there was a sodomite movie, number 35. No gay cowboy movie is ever one of the top westerns.
Posted by: OrangeEnt


#12 - Seven Men From Now

My favorite Scott is Ride Lonesome.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (63Dwl)

321 I had a team mate who loved pre-meeting for the meetings. Drove me bonkers. I finally lost my crap one day and told him it was an absolute waste of my time, that I'm a highly paid professional and I don't need a soft opening.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:50 PM (mE7cY)
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Wife's company has an absolute culture built around meeting 5 minutes before every meeting to 'sync'.

Drives me fucking bonkers.

Posted by: ballistic at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (oXNqT)

322 Best jerky is what I make at home. Cheaper too.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 10:55 PM (x8Wzq)

323

I've poasted here with an iPod Touch -- not comfortable, but also not that difficult...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 10:55 PM (rP0Ob)

324 To make an after-market penis, they strip the skin off of your forearm to graft into a makeshift dick.

Forget the mentally deranged people that cchoose this for a moment and imagine what kind of sick motherf*cker you'd have to be to make this your life's work as a doctor.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (TrziO)

325 Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (xJUPX)
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Thanks Sock, but just because I don't have great days doesn't mean I don't have good ones, just most days are just...days, neither good nor bad, just is.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (3v06p)

326 Never attended a meeting that was worth the my time or the effort made to organize it. Never.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (WrOkn)

327 The explosions that took out the NS pipes registered on a bunch of seismometers so the explosions were pretty large. No shaped charge.

This was probably a low tech operation. A drone or vehicle would probably leave behind evidence.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (wsHtO)

328 "I want to add one more warning, and that is to the oil and gas companies. Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people. Joe Biden"

I am sure he has assets in place to bomb those pipelines too, if he needs to.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (xhaym)

329 313 ONT!
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 28, 2022 10:53 PM (p/nbH)

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It's only a model.

Posted by: Patsy at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (Qzn2/)

330 So.

It appears the 11,000 "documents" The FBI stole from Mar-a-Lago add up to about 200,000 pages.

Which the Government (whose I don't quite know) wants to be reviewed within 30 days.

Posted by: Miklos remains unsurprised at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (d+wXR)

331 Yeah, what's with the faggotry on the Westerns list? Pretty sure that's not how the West was won. Hard to sit tall in the saddle after a long night of buttsecks.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (LOVUx)

332
The original is way down south near the Gulf.

__________

The headquarters is in Lake Jackson, TX. So here in Brazoria County we have three Buc-ee's in Lake Jackson, three in Angleton, two in Brazoria, one in West Columbia and one in Pearland.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (1Nxff)

333 My great grandma was a Quackenbush. She had one group of cousins of 13 boys. They made a lot of 'em back then.
Posted by: tcn in AK

Bet they all stood to pee, too.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (iFaY7)

334 A Top Westerns List that does not have the following in its Top Ten is no good.

(alphabetical)
A Fistful of Dollars
Destry Rides Again
My Darling Clementine
The Searchers
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Stagecoach
The Westerner
Winchester '73

IMHO. Almost all the basic western film plots and scene cliches originated in those films.

Posted by: Gref at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (AMIL/)

335
Forget the mentally deranged people that cchoose this for a moment and imagine what kind of sick motherf*cker you'd have to be to make this your life's work as a doctor.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (TrziO)
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Is that better or worse than the people who skin, peel, invert then insert what was formerly penis?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (5pTK/)

336 Since I seem to be on a Meloni kick, here she is in 2021:

https://tinyurl.com/mr2cvdrb

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (dNqv+)

337 OK, so I looked up Buc-ee's. They have an entire wall of jerky. WTF? Odd little place, that.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

And candy, don't forget the candy!

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (ftFVW)

338 322 Best jerky is what I make at home. Cheaper too.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 10:55 PM (x8Wzq)

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I suppose you make your own clothes at home too.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (Qzn2/)

339 f the minutes have already been formally approved, it may be difficult to have a "re-do" to amend. However, you can ask that an addendum be added which reflects your discussion more accurately. If I were you, I would have said addendum already prepared so that no one has to go through the time and trouble of preparing the document. Good luck!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (Oaem6)

An addendum request might just work where the re-do request has already been met with mule-like obstinance. Thanks for the feedback. Now, back to our scintillating penis talks.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (4I/2K)

340 IMHO. Almost all the basic western film plots and scene cliches originated in those films.
Posted by: Gref at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (AMIL/)
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"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" is missing from your list.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (5pTK/)

341 309 Well, it's official.

Plane and hotel paid for.
Corsicana, here I come!
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

We'll need to eat at that Mexican place again. Whatta place!
Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (LsEU/)

Absolutely!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (sy5kK)

342 324 To make an after-market penis, they strip the skin off of your forearm to graft into a makeshift dick.

Forget the mentally deranged people that cchoose this for a moment and imagine what kind of sick motherf*cker you'd have to be to make this your life's work as a doctor.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (TrziO)

What in hell do they stuff it with?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (LOVUx)

343 They have an entire wall of jerky.

The Bohemian Garlic is the way to go.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (KFhLj)

344
From their behavior, I'm now firmly convinced it was the US/NATO (with approval from the German govt) that blew up the Nord Stream pipelines.

John Brennan came out and blamed Putin today, so that cinches it, it was the US.

Putin could retaliate against our own similar stuff. LNG shipping, anyone?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (Mzdiz)

345 >>>256 What I read said the pipeline sits at 60m down.

Well that's it, I'm never gonna pee standing up again.

Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (5PBdA)

346 326 Never attended a meeting that was worth the my time or the effort made to organize it. Never.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (WrOkn)

Seems like I have been to a good meeting once, sometime...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (dNqv+)

347 309 Well, it's official.

Plane and hotel paid for.
Corsicana, here I come!
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

We'll need to eat at that Mexican place again. Whatta place!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (LsEU/)


Don't go without me!

Posted by: Gref at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (AMIL/)

348 Posted by: ballistic at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (oXNqT)

Bet an oil rig guy could do it. They can blow up asteroids with nukes, after all.

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (BJd6U)

349
342 324 To make an after-market penis, they strip the skin off of your forearm to graft into a makeshift dick.


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Frankendick.

It could be an enormous schwanstucker.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (Qzn2/)

350 Some deep thoughts from our friend and fellow Moron Hrothgar............

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Well said, Hrothgar.

I would add: "I am self-reliant, self-responsible, believe in the Founding Fathers, Principles, & Documents of America, and just want to be left the hell alone, which makes me -- according to the DOJ & FBI -- a DVE ("Domestic Violent Extremist").

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (ylLOx)

351 Brokeback Mountain. End of story.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (Sv58p)

352 I make jerky the lazy way, with cold temperatures. Some call it freezer burn.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (NTUk0)

353 333 My great grandma was a Quackenbush. She had one group of cousins of 13 boys. They made a lot of 'em back then.
Posted by: tcn in AK

Bet they all stood to pee, too.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 28, 2022 10:56 PM (iFaY7)

I'm willing to bet they whacked their dicks on the doorframe on the way out just to prove how tough they were.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (LOVUx)

354 What in hell do they stuff it with?
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (LOVUx

Dressing?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (mE7cY)

355 246

Posted by: PabloD at September 28, 2022 10:41 PM (RCUN

THIS!

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (BJd6U)

356 https://tinyurl.com/mr2cvdrb

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM



She's speaking in Spanish!!

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (g+ols)

357 What in hell do they stuff it with?
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

That goop they used to put in the Stretch Armstrong toys.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (M9XmQ)

358 #12 - Seven Men From Now

My favorite Scott is Ride Lonesome.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 28, 2022 10:54 PM (63Dwl)

Ah, scrolled so fast just to check the titles I missed it.

Man in the Saddle was on Grit tonight. Watched first few minutes, then had to leave.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (7bRMQ)

359 We'll need to eat at that Mexican place again. Whatta place!

Posted by: Tonypete

Don't go without me!
Posted by: Gref

You got it Big Guy! My wife lovvvvvved you two.

I believe the words "teddy bears" were used. . . LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (LsEU/)

360 I think we could use some meetings around here. We need to discuss comment synergies and what not. Also, there could be donuts.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 28, 2022 10:42 PM (KFhLj)


My synergy tonight has been towards making snickerdoodles.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (anj39)

361 Cicero,

I'm on SW #3138 arriving at 3:15 Thursday. I'd be glad to ride share. Leaving on Monday just after noon.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (wsHtO)

362 Ace and Pixie don't give a shit. That's the problem.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:53 PM (/un2E)
----------------------------------

If understood correctly.
Pixy *fixes* our problems it opens up portals which will doom the site. Those phones are factory filled with evil.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (WrOkn)

363
And candy, don't forget the candy!
Posted by: She Hobbit at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (ftFVW)

__________

And the coffee. They take as good care of their coffee bar as they do the bathrooms. To me, there's no greater crime for a roadside stop than to be out of coffee.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 11:01 PM (1Nxff)

364 Me and the Missus are super stoked to take a road trip to Texas. We've tried to get there the last two years, but, well, life gets in the way.

We met at Fort Sam Houston, 34 years ago. And she's not sick of me...much.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:01 PM (x8Wzq)

365 354 What in hell do they stuff it with?
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (LOVUx

Dressing?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (mE7cY)

No, it's more like a TurDucken...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 11:01 PM (BgMrQ)

366 Putin could retaliate against our own similar stuff. LNG shipping, anyone?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (Mzdiz)


This is asymmetrical warfare. Your shit gets blown up but you get blamed for blowing up your own shit. And if you respond in kind, it's an 'unprovoked' attack and worthy of full response.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (mE7cY)

367

Timpf! has been pre-empted by the news...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (g+ols)

368 Why the hell is this site such an atrocious mess on mobile? Never finishes loading, screen goes blank, won't scroll, text keeps shifting and resizing -- WTF?!
Posted by: Brother John at September 28, 2022 10:11 PM (CBukQ)

You are the guy who drives nails with a Crescent wrench, aren't you?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (QFkqc)

Ace and Pixie don't give a shit. That's the problem.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Cry me a river . I've been playing in the grey boxes for 6 plus years exclusively on my ancient Galaxy S7 with 3 inch by 2 inch keyboard. Deal with it.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (xJUPX)

369 Ace and Pixie don't give a shit. That's the problem.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:53 PM (/un2E)

As a Luddite of local renown, frankly my dears, I don't give a damn either.

Posted by: Count Rhett de Monet at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (4I/2K)

370 I stand during the day, and if it's late at night...I'll sit 'cause I won't turn on a light.

But it's my choice...not yours you twit.

You could always use the sonar technique.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (A5QEm)

371 I'm pretty skeptical anymore....
Posted by: COMountainMarie at September 28, 2022 10:15 PM (Xw6OM)


I don't think it matters to most people. Are you going to vote like you approved of ANYTHING from the last 30 months?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (xhaym)

372
We'll need to eat at that Mexican place again. Whatta place!
Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (LsEU/)


I sure hope get an invitation this year!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (qpPdw)

373 I'm kinda curious (not really) what threats he's going to make when gas prices soar through the roof after the midterm election...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 28, 2022 10:10 PM (K5n5d)


With any luck, FJB won't be president any more so he won't have to worry forget about it.

Posted by: RickZ at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (emlEe)

374 Men stand to pee...historically, because Men are in the middle of WORKING...and time is money and speed is of the essence so Men can get back to WORKING. The ZIPPER in pants for MEN was the key to historical increases in productivity among the western civilizations owing to MEN having to pee many times throughout the day vs. having to pooh just once a day.
MEN also understood that attempting to pooh while standing was fraught with peril for their pants in general...hence the squat for poohing.

There...any questions?

Posted by: Nightwatch at September 28, 2022 11:03 PM (J00IM)

375 You could always use the sonar technique.
Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (A5QEm)

Crazy Ivan!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 11:03 PM (dNqv+)

376 What would making a fake weewee out of arm skin do for you, exactly? I assume there would be no nerve connections, I can't imagine it could "perform" as it wouldn't change texture or firmness, God alone knows what they would fill it with, and I am unaware of any way of lengthening the urethra, so you couldn't even pee out of it.

Sounds.... vile.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 11:04 PM (LOVUx)

377 stop preempting GUTFELD!!!!!!!

Posted by: avi at September 28, 2022 11:04 PM (cBCwV)

378 It really doesn't matter who blew up that pipeline. In the end, someone is messing with a nuclear power and stands a good chance of kicking off WWIII.

And I don't know that it'll be a two-sided war. China has their own game to play, as does Russia.

I think it could very well be a three way struggle.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 11:04 PM (5pTK/)

379 Timpf! has been pre-empted by the news...
Posted by: Zettai

But she's a Kat 10!

Posted by: Miklos notes that there is weather at September 28, 2022 11:04 PM (d+wXR)

380 And the coffee. They take as good care of their coffee bar as they do the bathrooms. To me, there's no greater crime for a roadside stop than to be out of coffee.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 11:01 PM (1Nxff)

In Montana the Holiday stores do the fresh press coffee. So nice. Push the button, the beans get grinded up and you get a cup of truly fresh coffee. I make sure to go there at least once when visiting my Mom.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:05 PM (x8Wzq)

381 340 IMHO. Almost all the basic western film plots and scene cliches originated in those films.
Posted by: Gref at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (AMIL/)
---------

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" is missing from your list.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (5pTK/)


Fair. The unrequited love cliche is in "My Darling Clementine" but not as strong as in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence," although there is unrequited love for both male and female characters in "Clementine."

Posted by: Gref at September 28, 2022 11:05 PM (AMIL/)

382 356 https://tinyurl.com/mr2cvdrb

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM

She's speaking in Spanish!!
Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (g+ols)

She's no Joe Biden.../s

Seriously though, that's impressive to speak a second language that well, with that passion.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (BgMrQ)

383
And I don't know that it'll be a two-sided war. China has their own game to play, as does Russia.

I think it could very well be a three way struggle.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 11:04 PM (5pTK/)

For all we know, China did it to get Russia and the US to blow each other up.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (mE7cY)

384
If understood correctly.
Pixy *fixes* our problems it opens up portals which will doom the site. Those phones are factory filled with evil.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 28, 2022 11:00 PM (WrOkn)

Yes, evil lurks all about.
I can go to any other blog or website with my iphone and not have a problem. I guess they are immune to evil.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (/un2E)

385 Gutfeldless? Breaking news that the winds, they are a blowin'

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (cupoy)

386 354 What in hell do they stuff it with?
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (LOVUx

Dressing?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 10:59 PM (mE7cY)

No, it's more like a TurDucken...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 11:01 PM (BgMrQ)

Fix-a-Flat?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (4I/2K)

387 When did Ace start this site? I have been reading since the W Bush days, I don't remember what year I found it or how. I rarely commented until recently, but this place has been a fixture for me for a very long time.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (RG7Wy)

388
Damme, this Diamonbacks pitcher makes Prince Fielder look like a refugee from Buchenwald.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (1Nxff)

389 What in hell do they stuff it with?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (LOVUx)

Toilet paper? Hot dogs?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (7bRMQ)

390 There...any questions?

Posted by: Nightwatch at September 28, 2022 11:03 PM



I'd always thought the fly was invented to facilitate rape...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (g+ols)

391 >>> 378 It really doesn't matter who blew up that pipeline. In the end, someone is messing with a nuclear power and stands a good chance of kicking off WWIII.

And I don't know that it'll be a two-sided war. China has their own game to play, as does Russia.

I think it could very well be a three way struggle.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 11:04 PM (5pTK/)

The WEFtards would be just fine with (more) mass casualties.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (llON8)

392 -
What would making a fake weewee out of arm skin do for you, exactly? -
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Hoping for constitutional protection under the 2nd Amendment?

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 11:07 PM (NTUk0)

393 MEN also understood that attempting to pooh while standing was fraught with peril for their pants in general...hence the squat for poohing.

There...any questions?
Posted by: Nightwatch at September 28, 2022 11:03 PM (J00IM)


Pants?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:07 PM (anj39)

394 A steel pipeline like that sticks out like a sore thumb to even the crudest magnetometer.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 10:47 PM (wsHtO)


I saw a graphic of the pipeline composition -- The steel walls are 1.6 inches thick, and once welded together they put a 4.5 inch thick concrete coating over the steel.

Gonna need a pretty big badda-boom to crack that egg. Which is why the explosions showed up on seismographs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 28, 2022 11:07 PM (JOtiF)

395 MAD

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 28, 2022 11:07 PM (m0zqP)

396 ..OK, so I looked up Buc-ee's. They have an entire wall of jerky. WTF? Odd little place, that. Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 10:52 PM (LOVUx)

TCN. The Buc-ee's in Texas City, TX features a 52,000 sq.ft. store, in which the Ladies Room alone is a reported 60 individual stalls. There are 240 fuel pumps out front. The front and two sides of the store are surrounded by Ice Machines, and yes, the jerky counter in the store is about 20 ft. long. And there is a pastry counter, a BBQ counter, a deli, a fudge counter, a yuge covfefe bar, about 250 ft. of coolers along the walls featuring all manner of liquid coldness. Outdoor cooking tools galore, more spices and rubs than you might imagine, and the selection of apparel is vast. Even the "souveniers" are not the usual cheap Chynah crap with different place names painted on, but instead, quality and useable home and kitchen decor.

And, Buc-ee's is *not* a truck stop. The only 18 wheelers allowed on site are the fuel deliveries. The wine moms and soccer moms want it that way. Texas City Buc-ee's is a Medium sized store in the chani.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 28, 2022 11:08 PM (e6UQI)

397 You could always use the sonar technique.
Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:02 PM (A5QEm)

Well, sometimes I do "sound" for the bottom of the bowl inadvertently.

It's deep and cold...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 11:08 PM (BgMrQ)

398 Women can pee standing up.


In the ocean.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:08 PM (mE7cY)

399 Fair. The unrequited love cliche is in "My Darling Clementine" but not as strong as in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence," although there is unrequited love for both male and female characters in "Clementine."
Posted by: Gref at September 28, 2022 11:05 PM (AMIL/)
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I like the "feel" of "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" better than "My Darling Clementine. YMMV.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 11:08 PM (5pTK/)

400 Huh. OK.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 28, 2022 11:08 PM (m0zqP)

401 387

Me too. I'm gonna say 2003.

Posted by: Nightwatch at September 28, 2022 11:08 PM (J00IM)

402 Be well.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 28, 2022 11:09 PM (m0zqP)

403 What would making a fake weewee out of arm skin do for you, exactly? -


Make you want to kill yourself soon after the surgeries?

Posted by: Gref at September 28, 2022 11:09 PM (AMIL/)

404 I heard it was a Sharknado that damaged the pipeline.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 28, 2022 11:09 PM (EZebt)

405 -
What in hell do they stuff it with?

Posted by: tcn in AK, -
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Mystery meat.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 11:09 PM (NTUk0)

406 Open Range is one of my favorite Westerns. Robert Duvall is the Boss, but Kevin Costner was outstanding, as was Anette Benning.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:10 PM (x8Wzq)

407 John Brennan came out and blamed Putin today, so that cinches it, it was the US.

Putin could retaliate against our own similar stuff. LNG shipping, anyone?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 28, 2022 10:58 PM (Mzdiz)


Who gives a shit what that asshole Brennan says?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:10 PM (anj39)

408
Texas City Buc-ee's is a Medium sized store in the chani.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 28, 2022 11:08 PM (e6UQI)

_________

There are some small ones, essentially recycled gas stations. But each has the same high quality.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 28, 2022 11:10 PM (1Nxff)

409 That's fine if you are pressed for time. When practical however, elegance demands the Macarena.
Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:49 PM (NTUk0)

Ummmm, including the jump and turn 90 degrees bit? 'Cause I think the guy next to you is going to have something to say about that.

Posted by: GWB at September 28, 2022 11:10 PM (BJd6U)

410 And, Buc-ee's is *not* a truck stop. The only 18 wheelers allowed on site are the fuel deliveries. The wine moms and soccer moms want it that way. Texas City Buc-ee's is a Medium sized store in the chani.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 28, 2022 11:08 PM (e6UQI)

I guess it ain't no Dixie Truckers Home, but so be it.

Do they have lemon meringue pie? That was the best at Dixie.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 11:11 PM (LOVUx)

411 387 When did Ace start this site? I have been reading since the W Bush days, I don't remember what year I found it or how. I rarely commented until recently, but this place has been a fixture for me for a very long time.
Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (RG7Wy)

Funny that...

I had the same thoughts earlier in the evening...about when I started reading the HQ, has to be around '08.

I've been snarking for years...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 28, 2022 11:11 PM (BgMrQ)

412 Who gives a shit what that asshole Brennan says?
Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:10 PM (anj39)
-----------

Brennan is connected enough to make statements foreign leaders will pay attention to.

I think the man should be doing life in Leavenworth, but, that's just me.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 11:11 PM (5pTK/)

413 Regarding that Best Western Motelvie list, I saw at least one Jimmy Stewart movie ('Winchester '73') and it reminded me of a story about his Westerns:

If you watch any Jimmy Stewart Western, pay attention to the horse he rides as it's always the same horse; there is a white blaze on its upper forehead. That horse was named Pie and that was Jimmy Stewart's personal horse he rode in every Western. It wasn't his horse, but he would visit it often at the ranch where it was stabled. Some of the tricks Stewart and Pie did for directors were a direct result of Stewart and Pie being such good and close co-workers. I saw Stewart relate this story to Johnny Carson on 'The Tonight Show'.

Posted by: RickZ at September 28, 2022 11:11 PM (emlEe)

414 Gutfeld is pre-empted by hurricane coverage.

Posted by: Theodore at September 28, 2022 11:12 PM (pGonq)

415 It could also be the Chinese. If they want to make sure Russia sells only to them, and at a discount. I discounted them originally, not thinking they would have the capability. Is it reasonable that they could actually get it done?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at September 28, 2022 11:12 PM (cupoy)

416 It really doesn't matter who blew up that pipeline. In the end, someone is messing with a nuclear power and stands a good chance of kicking off WWIII.

This is true. Russia knows whether they did it (and I'm pretty sure that means they know they didn't do it). Aside from maybe China (and that's stretching a stretch), all the other candidates are NATO members or proxies, so it's unlikely to matter a whole lot to Russia which specific one of them did it, beyond picking a target for retaliation, should they feel the need.

Posted by: Methos at September 28, 2022 11:12 PM (kOpft)

417 Do they have lemon meringue pie? That was the best at Dixie.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 11:11 PM (LOVUx)

It's real...not that crap from a can?

Posted by: Frankie Dunn at September 28, 2022 11:12 PM (BgMrQ)

418 TCN. The Buc-ee's in Texas City, TX features a 52,000 sq.ft. store, in which the Ladies Room alone is a reported 60 individual stalls.

Posted by: Jim

I've never had to wait to use the bathroom at a Buc-ee's. Glorious!

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 28, 2022 11:12 PM (ftFVW)

419 Ace and Pixie don't give a shit. That's the problem.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 10:53 PM (/un2E)

The Internet, and the websites on it, were designed to be viewed by people using personal computers. Smartphone manufacturers added Internet connectivity to their offerings, but the screens are still vastly too small to properly render a web page, so kludges are required.

I used a Blackberry for a few months. I could view the HQ, and even post to the threads, but it was clumsy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 11:12 PM (YB2TW)

420 We'll need to eat at that Mexican place again. Whatta place!
Posted by: Tonypete

I sure hope get an invitation this year!
Posted by: Ladyl

Oh yeah! You'd love it.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 11:13 PM (LsEU/)

421 I came here at the start of Barry Ofuckstick's Presidency.

The John McCain hate let me know I was home.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:13 PM (mE7cY)

422 I am making $50 an hour working from home. I never imagined that it was honest to goodness yet my closest companion is earning $11,000 a month by working on a laptop, that was truly astounding for me, she prescribed for me to attempt it simply.
For more details visit this. Www.Profit97.com

Posted by: www.Profit97.Com at September 28, 2022 11:13 PM (sPV7V)

423
Who gives a shit what that asshole Brennan says?
Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:10 PM (anj39)

What are goatfuckers for $500 Diogenes?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 11:13 PM (/un2E)

424

The crew of the USS Conſtitution in Boston Harbour wear old-timey uniforms that are fastened with laces in the back as was the naval fashion in the age of sail... That doesn't seem very convenient to me...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:14 PM (g+ols)

425 $50 an hour? Holy shit!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:14 PM (Qzn2/)

426 Uh oh. Sarah got fired.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:14 PM (mE7cY)

427 I think I found it about Rathergate time, but my memory is, at minimum, suspect.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 11:14 PM (NTUk0)

428 Here is John Cleese in "Meetings, Bloody Meetings" from 1976, as mentioned by GWB up at 141:

https://youtu.be/2JpC67gw7B8

Posted by: Sharkman at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (Gda1b)

429 Yarrgghhh!!

I am so ready for a road trip. My trips have been to Montana and Utah. Mrs. Mahon is stoked too.

Look out TXMOME!! Gonna tear shit up.

*Baritone narrator voice* No, he won't. He'll be the weird guy hovering around the edges, staring at his drink, asking his wife if it's okay to leave now

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (x8Wzq)

430 The crew of the USS Conſtitution in Boston Harbour wear old-timey uniforms that are fastened with laces in the back as was the naval fashion in the age of sail... That doesn't seem very convenient to me...
Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:14 PM (g+ols)
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My daughter has to spend some time on the Constitution. Part of the ritual leading up to her being pinned as a Chief.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (5pTK/)

431 The disappointment on the faces of the weathercasters is so very sad. Ian is now a Cat 1.

Oh no. They wanted death and destruction.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (U2p+3)

432 "What would making a fake weewee out of arm skin do for you, exactly? I assume there would be no nerve connections, I can't imagine it could "perform" as it wouldn't change texture or firmness, God alone knows what they would fill it with, and I am unaware of any way of lengthening the urethra, so you couldn't even pee out of it"

According to proponents the "Flesh" taken from the forearm contains a lot of nerves. They also can embed the clitoris (not to put too fine a point on it) in the base of the attachment to enhance pleasure. Some work required on the urethra to accomplish that. These are just a few of the options offered to the female to male trans. Oh heck, just look it up.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (A5QEm)

433 MAD

Worked fine in a bi-polar nuclear world. (East v West). Basic balance of power.
MAD breaks down in a multi-polar world that includes proliferation of weapons. Now the balance of power is a far more precarious thing. And a hell of a lot more dangerous.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:16 PM (anj39)

434 Gonna need a pretty big badda-boom to crack that egg. Which is why the explosions showed up on seismographs.
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 28, 2022 11:07 PM (JOtiF)

Apparently, a 2.3.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 28, 2022 11:16 PM (aursc)

435 431 The disappointment on the faces of the weathercasters is so very sad. Ian is now a Cat 1.

Oh no. They wanted death and destruction.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (U2p+3

It's 100% about the ratings. Your spot on. It's pretty disgusting.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:16 PM (mE7cY)

436 -
The crew of the USS Conſtitution in Boston Harbour wear old-timey uniforms that are fastened with laces in the back as was the naval fashion in the age of sail... That doesn't seem very convenient to me...
Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:14 PM -
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It depends which end of the sodomy you were on.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 11:16 PM (NTUk0)

437 Aguado's is the name of the place - finally came to me.

305 E 3rd Ave, Corsicana

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 11:16 PM (LsEU/)

438 413 Regarding that Best Western Motelvie list, I saw at least one Jimmy Stewart movie ('Winchester '73') and it reminded me of a story about his Westerns:

If you watch any Jimmy Stewart Western, pay attention to the horse he rides as it's always the same horse; there is a white blaze on its upper forehead. That horse was named Pie and that was Jimmy Stewart's personal horse he rode in every Western. It wasn't his horse, but he would visit it often at the ranch where it was stabled. Some of the tricks Stewart and Pie did for directors were a direct result of Stewart and Pie being such good and close co-workers. I saw Stewart relate this story to Johnny Carson on 'The Tonight Show'.

Posted by: RickZ at September 28, 2022 11:11 PM (emlEe)


Thanks for this. Interesting. There's a similar story about the horse Lorne Greene always rode in "Bonanza" with the twist that it was owned earlier and always ridden in movies by an actor I can't remember. Something like that.

Posted by: Gref at September 28, 2022 11:16 PM (AMIL/)

439 393

Yes...pants, deem MEN pants... not lady skirts or shorts or Capri pants...MEN pants.

Posted by: Nightwatch at September 28, 2022 11:17 PM (J00IM)

440 Well, I'm off.

Later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 11:17 PM (5pTK/)

441
The attack was done by a submarine and demolition divers. I was reading, shaped charge is what you'd use to sever that concrete encased pipeline.

I don't know if the Chicoms have subs capable of sneaking up there and doing that undetected. Russians do. We do.

I can see no reason for Putin to blow up his own pipeline. It was his source of leverage. All he has to do is what he did, close the valve on his end.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 28, 2022 11:17 PM (Mzdiz)

442 Two things:

1. That pumpkin spice latte ring is so fucking ghey.

2. Re: the thread with the freaking out cvnt at the Walmart who cut in line. That bitch needs to be punched in the face a few times.

That is all for right now.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 28, 2022 11:17 PM (ufFY8)

443 Wall of Jerky opened for Wall of Voodoo at Albert Hall 2002.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 28, 2022 11:17 PM (63Dwl)

444 These are just a few of the options offered to the female to male trans. Oh heck, just look it up.
Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (A5QEm)

No thanks. Some things don't need illustration in order to be perceived as awful.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 11:18 PM (LOVUx)

445 Thanks Sock, but just because I don't have great days doesn't mean I don't have good ones, just most days are just...days, neither good nor bad, just is.
Posted by: SMH

I call that smooth sailing. It allow me the opportunity to view this world with the proper perspective. Don't get me wrong I have plenty of F u and your little dog too moments . Still gonna do some old style praying for ya.

Funny white folk trying to groove

https://tinyurl.com/559psda7

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 11:18 PM (xJUPX)

446 Ace of Spades HQ, Ace of Spades, or AoS is a conservative and humor-driven U.S.-based political blog covering current events, legal issues, military hardware, and salacious topics in popular culture. The blog was first launched in 2003 (19 years ago). It has been quoted, mentioned, referenced or linked by The Wall Street Journal,[1] Fox News, CNN,[2] National Review, The Weekly Standard, and many notable online magazines/blogs, as well as on the floor of the US House of Representatives. The site's leading blogger, the pseudonymous "Ace of Spades," has also appeared as a guest expert on Fox News, although it is quite rare for him to make media appearances.

- via wiki

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 11:19 PM (3v06p)

447 The NS pipeline leaks are also very large to the ruptures are pretty big. Shaped charges do a lot of damage in small area unless they were laid out in an array which would have taken a lot of expertise under really shitty conditions.

Repair is going to be a bitch because the operating pressure under flow is enormous and sealing that in-situ robotically is an enormous task and they are going to have to develop the tech pretty much from scratch.

Bringing it up to the surface to repair will probably induce a lot more damage and they have to have doth ends raised at the same time. When it's constructed, there is only one end exposed and the weight and stress are much more manageable.

I think they will probably splice a new section in place. Again, something that hasn't been done before.

Those pipes are fucked.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM (wsHtO)

448 Ok. Who's comment got repeated on the House floor??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM (mE7cY)

449 Someone, quick….tell me. Uh, what are the gasoline prices again?

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM (yP7Ef)

450 Best westerns? Where in the bleepity-bleeping bleep is Ride the High Country? (Or did I just go down the list too fast?)

Posted by: Just Some Guy at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM (a/4+U)

451 >>> Posted by: www-dot-Profit97-dot-Com at September 28, 2022 11:13 PM (sPV7V)

Oh look. This loser won't even post her name.

Posted by: SalaryCash Sarah at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM (llON8)

452

The HQ is very influential, though it's not frequently cited...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:21 PM (g+ols)

453
he site's leading blogger, the pseudonymous "Ace of Spades," has also appeared as a guest expert on Fox News

He had a paper bag on his head and appeared as the Unknown Blogger.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 28, 2022 11:21 PM (63Dwl)

454 Ok. Who's comment got repeated on the House floor??

Posted by: AlaBAMA
___

News to me also.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 11:21 PM (3v06p)

455 The site's leading blogger, the pseudonymous "Ace of Spades," has also appeared as a guest expert on Fox News, although it is quite rare for him to make media appearances.

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Public appearances today are limited mostly to bar openings and toaster fucking sessions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:22 PM (Qzn2/)

456 And the NAVY had the cross 13 button Cracker Jacks for "semi" easy access to their squid for peeing.

just saying...

Posted by: Nightwatch at September 28, 2022 11:22 PM (J00IM)

457 ...Those pipes are fucked.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM



Flex Tape™ begs to differ...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:23 PM (g+ols)

458 SMH, thanks.

Aaaannnnnnnnnnnd, if dumb me just looked down the archives page I can see he moved to here from Blogspot in April 2004.

Good Lord, Blogspot days...

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 28, 2022 11:23 PM (RG7Wy)

459 I have been reading AoSHQ since 2004 or 5. I made my first comment a few years after that. had a different nic then. not sure which. Might have been Paleomedic.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:23 PM (x8Wzq)

460 The HQ is very influential, though it's not frequently cited...
Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:21 PM (g+ols

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It flies mostly under the radar.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:23 PM (Qzn2/)

461 Public appearances today are limited mostly to bar openings and toaster fucking sessions.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:22 PM (Qzn2/)
___

And Marco Rubio's trashcans.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 11:23 PM (3v06p)

462 >>> 429 Yarrgghhh!!

I am so ready for a road trip. My trips have been to Montana and Utah. Mrs. Mahon is stoked too.

Look out TXMOME!! Gonna tear shit up.

*Baritone narrator voice* No, he won't. He'll be the weird guy hovering around the edges, staring at his drink, asking his wife if it's okay to leave now
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (x8Wzq)

So, you'll fit right in.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 28, 2022 11:23 PM (llON8)

463
I blew this pipeline in half!

Posted by: Flex Seal Guy at September 28, 2022 11:24 PM (Mzdiz)

464 387 When did Ace start this site?

I've been lurking since the GWB years. Not commenting, tho, because I had a full-time job and I wasn’t witty enough. Mostly because I wasn’t witty enough.

Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 11:24 PM (5PBdA)

465 Started reading around 2005, didn't comment until a decade later, in 2015.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 11:24 PM (3v06p)

466 Bought my girls a boyfriend today. Only cost me $300

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 11:24 PM (xJUPX)

467 Those pipes are fucked.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM

Whew!

Posted by: The Couch and Toaster at September 28, 2022 11:25 PM (ufFY8)

468 461 Public appearances today are limited mostly to bar openings and toaster fucking sessions.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:22 PM (Qzn2/)
___

And Marco Rubio's trashcans.
Posted by: SMH

At NR pool parties.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 11:25 PM (U2p+3)

469
I wonder if the FBI is gonna raid the Flex Seal guy?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 28, 2022 11:25 PM (Mzdiz)

470 I was on active duty going to and from Iraq, so there was no ways I was commenting.

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (3v06p)

471 I remember Genghis yelling at me and another guy on an ONT a long time ago. We were doing "you know how I know you're gay" jokes.

Ah, memories.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (x8Wzq)

472 If Ace started overall blogging in 2003, next year is the 20th anniversary. Do we chip in and give him a gift certificate from Nothing Bundt Cakes?

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (RG7Wy)

473

At least one of Ace's poasts was featured at RealClearPolitics...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (g+ols)

474 Ok. Who's comment got repeated on the House floor??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM (mE7cY)


My money is on Bluebell.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (anj39)

475 Best westerns? Where in the bleepity-bleeping bleep is Ride the High Country? (Or did I just go down the list too fast?)

Posted by: Just Some Guy at September 28, 2022 11:20 PM (a/4+U)

Warn't there. I still have to see it.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (7bRMQ)

476 Gotta go

Night Horde.

Posted by: Nightwatch at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (J00IM)

477 472 If Ace started overall blogging in 2003, next year is the 20th anniversary. Do we chip in and give him a gift certificate from Nothing Bundt Cakes?
Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (RG7Wy)

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LOL

No.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:27 PM (Qzn2/)

478 My money is on Bluebell.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:26 PM (anj39)

Had to be under threat of shivving.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 28, 2022 11:27 PM (ufFY8)

479 No thanks. Some things don't need illustration in order to be perceived as awful.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 28, 2022 11:18 PM (LOVUx)

I can understand that.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:27 PM (A5QEm)

480 >>> 469
I wonder if the FBI is gonna raid the Flex Seal guy?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 28, 2022 11:25 PM (Mzdiz)

Does he have a noose?

Posted by: Top Men and Whammen of the Eff.Bee.EYE at September 28, 2022 11:27 PM (llON8)

481 473

At least one of Ace's poasts was featured at RealClearPolitics...
Posted by: Zettai


That's how I found this place.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 11:28 PM (U2p+3)

482 Public appearances today are limited mostly to bar openings and toaster fucking sessions.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:22 PM (Qzn2/)
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And Marco Rubio's trashcans.
Posted by: SMH

At NR pool parties.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 11:25 PM (U2p+3)
***
It damned sure isn't at openings for new Shelves-R-Us stores.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:28 PM (anj39)

483 Twenty years of Ace of Spades!

That calls for some kind of something.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:29 PM (wsHtO)

484
It damned sure isn't at openings for new Shelves-R-Us stores.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:28 PM (anj39

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Ikea has warned him to stay the hell away.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:29 PM (Qzn2/)

485 Jacky are you here ? Has anyone seen Jacky ?


Jaaaaaaaacky !?

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 28, 2022 11:29 PM (WF/xn)

486 It damned sure isn't at openings for new Shelves-R-Us stores.
Posted by: Diogenes
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lol

Posted by: SMH at September 28, 2022 11:30 PM (3v06p)

487 It would be genius if ace were to attend a MoMe as a lurker known only to the hostess.

He could pull it off, you know.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 11:30 PM (U2p+3)

488 I got here via HotGas in 2009.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 28, 2022 11:30 PM (aursc)

489 483 Twenty years of Ace of Spades!

That calls for some kind of something.
Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:29 PM (wsHtO

Let's buy him some foreign language lessons. Maybe Russian or Polish.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:30 PM (mE7cY)

490 Ikea has warned him to stay the hell away.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:29 PM (Qzn2/)


Allen wrenches hardest hit.

Posted by: RickZ at September 28, 2022 11:31 PM (emlEe)

491

The HQ is easy to find as it's at the top of the blogrolls at a great many other conservative blogs...

I started reading because Stacy McCain said he reads it everyday...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:31 PM (JV5Xt)

492 Undercover Boss

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 11:31 PM (NTUk0)

493 487 It would be genius if ace were to attend a MoMe as a lurker known only to the hostess.

He could pull it off, you know.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 28, 2022 11:30 PM (U2p+3


Yeah. Who's the short hairy guy in the beret over there?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 28, 2022 11:31 PM (mE7cY)

494 Left handed drill bits?

Do they make those?

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:32 PM (wsHtO)

495 Left handed drill bits?

Do they make those?
Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:32 PM (wsHtO)

They sure do. Commonly used for drilling out broken screws.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 11:32 PM (YB2TW)

496 487 It would be genius if ace were to attend a MoMe as a lurker known only to the hostess.

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A chick. Look for the girl who's uglier than Adm. Rachel Levine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (Qzn2/)

497 -
Left handed drill bits?

Do they make those?

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:32 PM -
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Yep.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (NTUk0)

498 I found out from my neighbor that there's no major damage to my house, but power of course is out.

As much as some people love to hate power companies, FPL does an amazing job at restoring power.

Posted by: kbdabear at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (O/r0K)

499 No storm in all of history is ever as bad as Geraldo Cantore tries to make it look

Posted by: kbdabear at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (O/r0K)

500 Open Range is one of my favorite Westerns. Robert Duvall is the Boss, but Kevin Costner was outstanding, as was Anette Benning.
Posted by: Pug Mahon,

Open Range is to Westerns as Private Ryan was to war movies. Ome of my favorites also

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (xJUPX)

501 Left handed drill bits?

Do they make those?

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:32 PM (wsHtO)


You'll find them in the same aisle as the left-handed nails.

Posted by: Your Friendly Ace Hardware Store Guy at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (emlEe)

502 >> Left handed drill bits?

Yep. They are mostly used for drilling out broken off screws at stuff like that. Turn it in the direction you want it to loosen.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (Mzdiz)

503 How many jerky sticks does it take to fill the Albert Hall?

Posted by: Meat the Beatles at September 28, 2022 11:34 PM (l3SW6)

504 I saw the Fox video clip once, no paper bag. Don't recall the ID chyron or if there was one.

pawn, fixing the pipes "under flow" - you mean gas flowing? But that's a simple matter of shutting down the line (already done I assume) - so there won't be any "flow". Or do I misunderstand you?

Seems to me that doing this on site underwater would actually not be that big a deal, considering the sorts of things that have been done under worse conditions (Akashi Kaikyo bridge near Kobe, heck even the foundations of the piers of the Golden Gate).

How would it be much different than building the pipeline in the first place, in terms of basic construction activity?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 28, 2022 11:34 PM (OTzUX)

505 Had to be under threat of shivving.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 28, 2022 11:27 PM (ufFY


Something about common sense shiv legislation.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:34 PM (anj39)

506 "Commonly used for drilling out broken screws."

Well I've never need to do that.

(Holds breath)

Ahahahahaha......

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:35 PM (wsHtO)

507 > So, Person of Penis is a thing?

I often refer to myself ironically as a "Person of Pallid Penis" when forced to interact with SJWs.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 28, 2022 11:35 PM (bW8dp)

508 Visited the USS Constitution in 1975 when I was 12.

Absolutely magnificent. I've never forgotten that couple of hours just looking at perfection grom the Age of Sail.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 28, 2022 11:35 PM (Gda1b)

509 After I got banned from LGF I rummaged around a bit, Hot Air and spent some time at a couple of other places. Been here since probably 2008 or so under different nics. Found a home. Keeps me company.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:35 PM (A5QEm)

510 496 487 It would be genius if ace were to attend a MoMe as a lurker known only to the hostess.

-------

A chick. Look for the girl who's uglier than Adm. Rachel Levine.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (Qzn2/)

Is that even possible?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 11:35 PM (/un2E)

511 Look out TXMOME!! Gonna tear shit up.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:15 PM (x8Wzq)


I think I told you about Ortega's (Mexican), Canon City Mugs (great fries and onion rings -- I like their hamburgers) and Aspen Leaf Bakery (biscuits and gravy). Did I also tell you about Granny Clark's and the old Dr. Pepper plant in Dublin TX?

Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2022 11:37 PM (6RgRK)

512 I do not recall exactly how I got here. IMAO, Michelle Malkin, Blackfive. Eh. Doesn't matter.

Ace and the Cobs and the Horde keep me from going full-on bitch-tits. I never, ever watch or read MSM "news." I have learned to wait for the real info to slowly seep out.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:37 PM (x8Wzq)

513 As much as some people love to hate power companies, FPL does an amazing job at restoring power.

Posted by: kbdabear at September 28, 2022 11:33 PM (O/r0K)


I suppose regular practice helps.

Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2022 11:39 PM (6RgRK)

514 Seems to me that doing this on site underwater would actually not be that big a deal, considering the sorts of things that have been done under worse conditions (Akashi Kaikyo bridge near Kobe, heck even the foundations of the piers of the Golden Gate).

How would it be much different than building the pipeline in the first place, in terms of basic construction activity?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 28, 2022 11:34 PM


I am with you rhomboid. I think it would be possible to cut out the damaged sections. Float new sections to location, and then sink and weld in place.

Not easy, but well within the capabilities of U.S. undersea construction practices.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 28, 2022 11:39 PM (HlyYF)

515 > I don't know if the Chicoms have subs capable of sneaking up there and doing that undetected.

The very idea of submerging in a Chicom sub gives me the heebie-jeebies. I'm not extremely claustrophobic, but... GAAAAAAAAAH!

When it comes to subs, I'd want a hull made of high-strength steel (or titanium, Russky-style) rather than whatever random pot metal went into yesterday's batch of Chinesium.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 28, 2022 11:41 PM (bW8dp)

516 At least one of Ace's poasts was featured at RealClearPolitics...
Posted by: Zettai


That's how I found this place.
Posted by: nurse ratched

I found this place by accident . During one of my all nighters with the paterfamilias, I decided to listen to a song my son had suggested. Music was one of our connections. I had been dissing metal and he suggested I listen to Ace of Spades by Motorhead. I remember Miklos being on fire and I was laughing my ass off

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 11:41 PM (xJUPX)

517

I routinely read the headlines at some legacy media sites, sometimes even the articles, because they always tell you what they're up to... Always!

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:41 PM (JV5Xt)

518 > So, Person of Penis is a thing?

I often refer to myself ironically as a "Person of Pallid Penis" when forced to interact with SJWs.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 28, 2022 11:35 PM (bW8dp)

My ex-gf's affectionately called me "Short Round".

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 11:41 PM (4I/2K)

519 old Dr. Pepper plant in Dublin TX?
Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2022 11:37 PM (6RgRK)

THE Dr. Pepper? When I was a kid we would sometimes pile into the Rambler and eat at the A&W. everyone got root beer. Except me. I always got a Dr Pepper. I love the taste of real Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper Zero is pretty close.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:42 PM (x8Wzq)

520 Now the balance of power is a far more precarious thing. And a hell of a lot more dangerous.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 28, 2022 11:16 PM (anj39)


Thank our betters like SecState Madeline Halfbright that bemoaned the fact that we (the formerly sort of united states) were the only super power.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 11:42 PM (hOUT3)

521
My cuz has updated with that latest IAN projections as relates to use up here in upstate, SC. It's looking to go more east, although this may allow it to get back up to hurricane strength before it hits the SC coast.

Looks to be aiming right for Gaffney, SC. Ian is aiming for the giant peach ass.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 28, 2022 11:43 PM (Mzdiz)

522 I remember Miklos being on fire and I was laughing my ass off
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 11:41 PM (xJUPX)

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He was funny how? Like a clown?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:43 PM (Qzn2/)

523 511

... the old Dr. Pepper plant in Dublin TX?
Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2022 11:37 PM (6RgRK)
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Drinking a cane sugar Dr Pepper as I type this. All other Dr Pepper formulations are garbage. Before Dr Pepper yanked their contract with Dublin, we'd go down there for the annual DP birthday bash. Last one I went to Billy Joe Shaver was onstage in the back yard, it was about as perfect of a day as you could get. Now they celebrate in Waco, home of Mr Shaver, I am sad that he can no longer perform since he is buried in the ground there.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 28, 2022 11:44 PM (RG7Wy)

524 Dr. Pepper Zero is one of the miracles/accidents of food chemistry.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:45 PM (wsHtO)

525 No Western can beat "The Wild Bunch". "One Eyed Jacks" is a distant second.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:45 PM (A5QEm)

526 Looks to be aiming right for Gaffney, SC. Ian is aiming for the giant peach ass.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley

One hopes Gaffney will be welcoming of Ian's indeterminate gender and predilections.

Posted by: Miklos expects rain at September 28, 2022 11:45 PM (d+wXR)

527 THE Dr. Pepper? When I was a kid we would sometimes pile into the Rambler and eat at the A&W. everyone got root beer. Except me. I always got a Dr Pepper. I love the taste of real Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper Zero is pretty close.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:42 PM (x8Wzq)


Yes. They are allowed to produce the original recipe Dr. Pepper, but they can't call it that. I don't remember the name they use. We will probably stop by Dublin on the way out or back. I really enjoyed visiting there after the 2020 MoMe. We walked around town and I showed Mr. Bassman all the stuff I remembered from living there when I was a kid.

Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2022 11:45 PM (6RgRK)

528 Cicero,

Check my nic above.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:46 PM (wsHtO)

529 524 Dr. Pepper Zero is one of the miracles/accidents of food chemistry.
Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:45 PM (wsHtO)

This is correct.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 28, 2022 11:47 PM (aursc)

530 Dr. Pepper 10 2 4 is what I remember.

Posted by: Theodore at September 28, 2022 11:48 PM (pGonq)

531 Tomorrow morning I have a meeting with my boss and the HR chick. Dunno why. Boss is cool (he's an old salty Marine). HR chick is cute, but she's HR. It's her job. I have no clue what she expects from me regarding input. My corporate-speak is fucking weak.

What would you say you do here?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:48 PM (x8Wzq)

532 No Western can beat "The Wild Bunch". "One Eyed Jacks" is a distant second.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:45 PM (A5QEm)

The Professionals isn't on the list either, but a sodomite movie is. Still shaking my head. Not in the toilet, though.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 28, 2022 11:49 PM (7bRMQ)

533 Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:46 PM (wsHtO)

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I'd like to help but I won't be there. Seems they got standards, or some shit.

Uber!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 28, 2022 11:49 PM (Qzn2/)

534 I am with you rhomboid. I think it would be possible to cut out the damaged sections. Float new sections to location, and then sink and weld in place.

Not easy, but well within the capabilities of U.S. undersea construction practices.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 28, 2022 11:39 PM (HlyYF)

It might be possible to cut the damaged pipe back into undamaged territory, and then weld multi-bolt flanges to each cut end. The welds could be made both inside and outside between the pipe and the flange. Then custom-build a flanged repair section of exactly the right length, lower it into place, and bolt it up. I don't know if it would offer any advantage, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 11:49 PM (YB2TW)

535 Ain't no Dr Pepper in no Prpl Drank

Posted by: Whypple be crazy at September 28, 2022 11:49 PM (d+wXR)

536 510 496 487 It would be genius if ace were to attend a MoMe as a lurker known only to the hostess.

Didn't CBD kind of do that last year? Or was I just obvious.

Posted by: Javems at September 28, 2022 11:51 PM (A5QEm)

537 What would you say you do here?
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Synchronicities.

Paradigms.

Best In Class

Posted by: Miklos has a book around here somewhere at September 28, 2022 11:51 PM (d+wXR)

538 The thing about Granny Clark's in Dublin is that I usually don't go for country cooking or buffet restaurants. But that stuff was great or was really hitting the spot the day we were there. We plan to go back and see if it's still as good as it was last time. Chicken fried steak, meat loaf, fried chicken, cobbler -- we stuffed ourselves. I'd also like to see the building the library was in during the 60s.

Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2022 11:52 PM (6RgRK)

539 Cicero,

I just reread upthread.

I need to contact LCD, he was the one looking to carpool.

Oops, sarey.

Calling LCD!!!!!!

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:53 PM (wsHtO)

540 At the TXMOME I'll be the stocky old beardy white guy with the cute wife.

Does that narrow things down?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:53 PM (x8Wzq)

541 The alleged health Benefits of Dr. Pepper are of great Doubt and Suspicion. This Dr. has not published a Peer-Reviewed Article in years.

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Chikoadinaka Wnankpa, Healer Of Herbalist Knowlewdges at September 28, 2022 11:53 PM (d+wXR)

542 149 How else are you going to write your name in the snow?
Posted by: Count de Monet

Extra points if it is in someone else's handwriting.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 28, 2022 10:24 PM (LsEU/)
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Forged or real?

Posted by: Ciampino -- does she shake? at September 28, 2022 11:54 PM (qfLjt)

543 I've seen a speculation that the Polish Navy might have done it, with.the US watching and snickering. The Poles always hated that pipeline because it bypassed them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 28, 2022 11:55 PM (r46W7)

544 Does that narrow things down?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:53 PM (x8Wzq)


Not really, all wives at a MOME are cute!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at September 28, 2022 11:55 PM (hOUT3)

545 ..It might be possible to cut the damaged pipe back into undamaged territory, and then weld multi-bolt flanges to each cut end. The welds could be made both inside and outside between the pipe and the flange. Then custom-build a flanged repair section of exactly the right length, lower it into place, and bolt it up. I don't know if it would offer any advantage, though. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 28, 2022 11:49 PM (YB2TW)

Likely correct. And vs. "undersea welding", I'd construct a cofferdam of sufficient height, & "footprint", as well as the sidewall strength to hold back the sea at 275 ft. And then let the welders do the work in the open air. Skeletal elevator to lower 'em down n' bring 'em back up. Said cofferdam could be towed out laying horizontal on a barge, tilted off and upright in the sea, then slowly flood some ballast tanks to take 'er to the bottom.

Whoever blasted the pipes though is playing Russian Roulette with Russia. Since when has that ever been a good idea? Makes as much sense as trying to drink a Russian under the table in a vodka contest?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 28, 2022 11:56 PM (e6UQI)

546 What would you say you do here?
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Synchronicities.

Paradigms.

Best In Class
Posted by: Miklos has a book around here somewhere at September 28, 2022 11:51 PM (d+wXR)

well, I can draw land boundaries based on 100 year-old legal descriptions.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:56 PM (x8Wzq)

547 He was funny how? Like a clown?
Posted by: Cicero

In the trademark Miklos style . George Burns and Jack Benny rolled into one with the lightning fast wit he wields.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 11:57 PM (xJUPX)

548 Since I seem to be on a Meloni kick, here she is in 2021:
https://tinyurl.com/mr2cvdrb
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 28, 2022 10:57 PM (dNqv+)



That speech was fully in Spanish and she did it well. It was in no way a speech that Trump would not have made, but she didn't have to spend 15 minutes talking how wonderful she was, so she could do a shorter one.
I like her, hope she is the real deal

Posted by: Kindltot at September 28, 2022 11:58 PM (xhaym)

549 160
I had a red dot on mine, but penicillin ruined that.

Posted by: irright at September 28, 2022 10:25 PM (NTUk0)
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Did the dot turn green?

Posted by: Ciampino --- does she shake? at September 28, 2022 11:58 PM (qfLjt)

550 in fairness, in the photography world, the pic of the flag is from what is referred to as the "girlfriend's view."

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 28, 2022 11:58 PM (iIFif)

551 well, I can draw land boundaries based on 100 year-old legal descriptions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

"This is MY lawn! TO RIGHT HERE"

Posted by: Miklos imagines neighbor Pug Mahon at September 28, 2022 11:58 PM (d+wXR)

552 The Quick Hits thread is lit. It's going to take me all night to finish and then catch up here.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 28, 2022 11:58 PM (KAi1n)

553

My core competency is leveraging synergies within the matrix structure...

Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:59 PM (NT8Xb)

554 AOP

Getting the length right is going to be tricky unless they use a circular loop or a staggered offset like a heat expansion loop.

And then there is the cut, prep and alignment for the butt weld. Need to hold both ends off of the ocean floor and compensate for sagging.

Some type of clamp could be used but that is going to be a real challenge in both design and execution. The operating pressure is something like 1500 psi.

Posted by: pawn at September 28, 2022 11:59 PM (wsHtO)

555 I never learned to write my name in snow because where I lived we never had snow.

Posted by: Theodore at September 28, 2022 11:59 PM (pGonq)

556 383 And I don't know that it'll be a two-sided war. China has their own game to play, as does Russia.

I think it could very well be a three way struggle.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 28, 2022 11:04 PM (5pTK/)

For all we know, China did it to get Russia and the US to blow each other up. Posted by: AlaBAMA
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Every power country is stirring the pot in its unique way making it a bigger, more confusing mess. tension


Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM (WrOkn)

557 531 Tomorrow morning I have a meeting with my boss and the HR chick. Dunno why. Boss is cool (he's an old salty Marine). HR chick is cute, but she's HR. It's her job. I have no clue what she expects from me regarding input. My corporate-speak is fucking weak.

What would you say you do here?
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 28, 2022 11:48 PM (x8Wzq)


Worry about it tomorrow morning, be honest, upfront and don't say fuck every other word. Youll be ok.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM (/un2E)

558 My core competency is leveraging synergies within the matrix structure...
Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:59 PM (NT8Xb)

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Sounds like a bleeding edge approach that may yield best in class outcomes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM (Qzn2/)

559 Dr. John - Things Happen That Way.

The last time I saw Dr. John was at Jazz Alley (Seattle) in 2011. Time was noticeably beginning to take its toll on his body leaving him to walk slowly with a cane and his voice occasionally struggling to hit a note. What time could not touch was his profound musicality, the sense of time, phrasing, dynamics, and how to perfectly utter a lyric. Hearing "Things Happen That Way" brought all the back but now with his voice showing that time was most certainly near. But once again nothing not even time could touch a lifetime of musical perfection.

Ruby Bishop was a local musician who was still playing at this time once a week in a gay bar of all places. Ruby, you see, was in her early 90s and within the limits of her frailty would knock out perfect renditions of every standard ever written with that same perfection, both in voice and on the solo piano, I heard in Dr. John. I would go see her often and I always came away with a deeper understanding of our American music from one who helped create it. She eventually retired at 95 and soon after passed on.

Such things sustain me now.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM (/qNGG)

560 I've seen a speculation that the Polish Navy might have done it, with.the US watching and snickering. The Poles always hated that pipeline because it bypassed them.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 28, 2022 11:55 PM (r46W7)

Well, since Biden vowed to "end" the NS2 pipeline back in February, the finger points to him. And if the USA did not do it, but knew some other actor was going to do, and did not make an effort to stop it, then they are still an accomplice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM (YB2TW)

561 In the trademark Miklos style . George Burns and Jack Benny rolled into one with the lightning fast wit he wields.
Posted by: Sock Monkey

I had more and better whisky then.

Posted by: Miklos shall endeavour to persevere at September 29, 2022 12:01 AM (d+wXR)

562 555 I never learned to write my name in snow because where I lived we never had snow.
Posted by: Theodore at September 28, 2022 11:59 PM (pGonq


A childhood memory robbed from you by your parents.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2022 12:01 AM (/un2E)

563 Scene from "One Eyed Jacks"> https://tinyurl.com/bddnme8v

Posted by: Javems at September 29, 2022 12:01 AM (A5QEm)

564 Proceed thusly one hundred rods toward that tree, then stop. Turn 90 degrees left, then wait for the wind to wane. then proceed to that large boulder, careful to not exceed 80 rods.

Make sure that the neighbor did not move that boulder for some reason.

Land Survey: We solve problems you did not know you had had with methods we cannot easily explain.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 29, 2022 12:01 AM (x8Wzq)

565 177 the penis is not an accurate instrument

Posted by: chris+opher at September 28, 2022 10:19 PM (5PBdA)

You'll never know where it'll end up.

Posted by: Don Lemon at September 28, 2022 10:29 PM (7bRMQ)
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'up' is the operative word.

Posted by: Ciampino - -- does she shake? at September 29, 2022 12:01 AM (qfLjt)

566 UUVs (the wet cousins of UAVs) have evolved tremendously in recent years (duh - just as UAVs and many other things, benefiting from various advances in technology, miniaturization, durability, quality, etc). Even commoditized, perhaps not as much as UAVs (when Iran is a supplier for a hot war, you know it's far from a strictly "high" or "leading-edge" technology area).

So question of "who coulda dunnit?" doesn't describe as small a universe as many people seem to think. Tapping Soviet undersea military comms cables in the Far East back in the day was a spectacular thing - blowing up a pipeline on the sea floor in comparatively benign conditions at comparatively shallow depth, not necessarily.

And a routine survey of Nord1 back in 2015 undercovered what was reported to be an armed (explosives) UUV, out of commission, along the route. Swedish navy recovered it. So some skullduggery was afoot in this area, related to this pipeline, long before the current unpleasantness.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:02 AM (OTzUX)

567 in fairness, the distressing thing about the ns bombing is that nobody is seen as not a suspect.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 29, 2022 12:02 AM (iIFif)

568 I seem to remember the Dr Pepper plant in Dallas being across the way from a great Italian joint, Campisi's. It was the Dallas Mafia connection and where my dad made good with his bookie.

Or I'm making it all up. My memory is a bit wonky.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 29, 2022 12:02 AM (U2p+3)

569 My core competency is leveraging synergies within the matrix structure...
Posted by: Zettai at September 28, 2022 11:59 PM (NT8Xb)

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Sounds like a bleeding edge approach that may yield best in class outcomes.
Posted by: Cicero

Disruptive.

Yu fergot the Disruptive part

Posted by: Miklos collects bizniz jargon as a hobby at September 29, 2022 12:03 AM (d+wXR)

570 They built the thing under water they should be able to repair it under water. What kind of engineer would design a thing that couldn't be repaired?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 29, 2022 12:03 AM (WrOkn)

571 568 I seem to remember the Dr Pepper plant in Dallas being across the way from a great Italian joint, Campisi's. It was the Dallas Mafia connection and where my dad made good with his bookie.

Or I'm making it all up. My memory is a bit wonky.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 29, 2022 12:02 AM (U2p+3)

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I think Billy Joel wrote a song about your dad.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 29, 2022 12:03 AM (Qzn2/)

572 Some deep thoughts from our friend and fellow Moron Hrothgar...

Amen brother, amen.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 29, 2022 12:03 AM (/qNGG)

573 And a routine survey of Nord1 back in 2015 undercovered what was reported to be an armed (explosives) UUV, out of commission, along the route. Swedish navy recovered it. So some skullduggery was afoot in this area, related to this pipeline, long before the current unpleasantness.
Posted by: r

in fairness, having a plan to blow ns is smart.

it is said that the saudis have everything wired to go if somebody invades the kingdom

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 29, 2022 12:04 AM (iIFif)

574 Sounds like a bleeding edge approach that may yield best in class outcomes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM



I was an early adopter of the customer-centric touchpoints...

Posted by: Zettai at September 29, 2022 12:04 AM (BXWB4)

575 'up' is the operative word.
Posted by: Ciampino

Get on Up

Posted by: James Brown and the zombie Famous Flames at September 29, 2022 12:04 AM (d+wXR)

576 My top five Westerns include two that take place in Australia. Quigley Down Under and The Man From Snowy River.

The other three are The Cowboys, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Outlaw Josey Wales.

I don't know if The Outlaw Josey Wales counts as a Western but since I have two Aussie movies I'm going to allow it.

Posted by: polynikes at September 29, 2022 12:04 AM (ml8cs)

577 Well, since Biden vowed to "end" the NS2 pipeline back in February, the finger points to him. And if the USA did not do it, but knew some other actor was going to do, and did not make an effort to stop it, then they are still an accomplice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM (YB2TW)

Don't want to poke the Bear too hard.

Posted by: Javems at September 29, 2022 12:05 AM (A5QEm)

578 Worry about it tomorrow morning, be honest, upfront and don't say fuck every other word. Youll be ok.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM (/un2E)

The only time any HR person sat in on a meeting with me was when they told me my position was eliminated. Pug, Boss, and HR? Hmmmm.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 29, 2022 12:05 AM (7bRMQ)

579 I can go to any other blog or website with my iphone and not have a problem. I guess they are immune to evil.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2022 11:06 PM (/un2E)
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Bet you give personal information to complete that signup.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 29, 2022 12:05 AM (WrOkn)

580 The only time any HR person sat in on a meeting with me was when they told me my position was eliminated. Pug, Boss, and HR? Hmmmm.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 29, 2022 12:05 AM (7bRMQ)

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You may need a lawyer. I wish I knew a good one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 29, 2022 12:06 AM (Qzn2/)

581 The alleged health Benefits of Dr. Pepper are of great Doubt and Suspicion. This Dr. has not published a Peer-Reviewed Article in years.
Posted by: Prof. Dr. Chikoadinaka Wnankpa, Healer Of Herbalist Knowlewdges
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Let me introduce you to Dr. Enuf: https://tinyurl.com/ysjs4r53

Enuf is enough!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 12:06 AM (Qq7oc)

582 all the other candidates are NATO members or proxies, so it's unlikely to matter a whole lot to Russia which specific one of them did it, beyond picking a target for retaliation, should they feel the need.
Posted by: Methos at September 28, 2022 11:12 PM (kOpft)


Ukraine could start threatening to blow their one remaining pipeline to Europe if they don't get the support they want which could drive the Germans to allowing Russia to have the win. Even Russia holding that area would make the Germans pay attention real close

Posted by: Kindltot at September 29, 2022 12:06 AM (xhaym)

583 Don't want to poke the Bear too hard.
Posted by: Javems

I don't even poke Dr. Jim...Jill.

Posted by: Preznit Joey B. at September 29, 2022 12:06 AM (d+wXR)

584 568 I seem to remember the Dr Pepper plant in Dallas being across the way from a great Italian joint, Campisi's. It was the Dallas Mafia connection and where my dad made good with his bookie.

Or I'm making it all up. My memory is a bit wonky.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 29, 2022 12:02 AM (U2p+3)
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The old plant is now a Kroger.

And yes, Campisi's had mafia ties back in the day. About 30 years ago a MLB umpire was shot there in the parking lot trying to stop a robbery 30 years ago. Every time I've gone have been zero gunfights.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 12:07 AM (RG7Wy)

585 Worry about it tomorrow morning, be honest, upfront and don't say fuck every other word. Youll be ok.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2022 12:00 AM (/un2E)

Fuck, I mean Gosh, that's good advice . Actually, I am not worried. it's just a thing HR types think is necessary. It's more a tedious annoyance with a lot of blibber-blabber questions that mean nothing to me. And my boss is one of the good guys. So I am good. just gotta get coffee'd up good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 29, 2022 12:07 AM (x8Wzq)

586 197
See, FJB doesn't even get out of bed for either a #1 or #2. He's talented and has a Jill.

Posted by: Ciampino - - - does she shake? at September 29, 2022 12:08 AM (qfLjt)

587 in fairness, if they are not sending gas through ns to the germans or somebody else why would the russians worry about ns? it is of no value to the russians.

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 29, 2022 12:08 AM (iIFif)

588 Who moved my cheese?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 29, 2022 12:08 AM (63Dwl)

589 570 They built the thing under water they should be able to repair it under water. What kind of engineer would design a thing that couldn't be repaired?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 29, 2022 12:03 AM


They built it at the surface on a special pipe fabrication barge and fed it to the bottom.

But yes, I agree with your larger point. I am pretty sure it is fixable. In fact, I suspect the engineering project is far simpler than the geopolitics "project".

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 29, 2022 12:09 AM (HlyYF)

590 Bet you give personal information to complete that signup.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 29, 2022 12:05 AM (WrOkn)

I notice the original complainer has not returned. As I understand it, most of the mobile-related hinkiness of the HQ is the result of the ads, which do use Web 2.0 and 3.0 types of tricksy stuff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 12:09 AM (YB2TW)

591 Enuf is enough!
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Non-alcoholic?

The body needs what it needs.

Posted by: Miklos sends Darleen out for more Natty Daddys because hurricane at September 29, 2022 12:09 AM (d+wXR)

592 They built the thing under water they should be able to repair it under water. What kind of engineer would design a thing that couldn't be repaired?

Posted by: Braenyard
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Open your smartphone, and behold.

Or, perhaps, the hood on your car.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 12:10 AM (5CUJ1)

593 "back in 2015 undercovered what was reported to be an armed (explosives) UUV, out of commission"

Oh shit, I never knew that. The thing is really impossible to secure. Super vulnerable.

Germany was stupid to depend on that in the pinch they have created for themselves. It's amazing that this is very obvious to any strategic thinker but the Germans (???) decided to abandon this for the sake of some crazy ideals. This has never happened before. Ha!

Posted by: pawn at September 29, 2022 12:10 AM (wsHtO)

594 Wall of Jerky opened for Wall of Voodoo at Albert Hall 2002.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 28, 2022 11:17 PM (63Dwl)


Tom Scott discusses the roof of the Albert Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3LuZeekVX4

Posted by: Kindltot at September 29, 2022 12:10 AM (xhaym)

595 "The Man From Snowy River" has to be in consideration despite few hokey scenes. Horse riding scenes carries it. Jessica helped a bit.

Posted by: Javems at September 29, 2022 12:10 AM (A5QEm)

596 Who moved my cheese?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 29, 2022 12:08 AM (63Dwl)

Uh....

Posted by: The Mouse Stands Alone at September 29, 2022 12:11 AM (7bRMQ)

597 in fairness, the distressing thing about the ns bombing is that nobody is seen as not a suspect.

Well shit, I just spent 10 minutes trying to think of a "Not me" sockpuppet that would at least be funny, and can't come up with one, so you're kinda right.

Posted by: Methos at September 29, 2022 12:11 AM (kOpft)

598 in fairness, now the russiand have to worry about getting flooded by water from ns

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 29, 2022 12:12 AM (iIFif)

599 What kind of engineer would design a thing that couldn't be repaired?

Really?

Posted by: pawn at September 29, 2022 12:12 AM (wsHtO)

600 Not me.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at September 29, 2022 12:12 AM (Qzn2/)

601

The Aswan High Dam is impossible to secure!

I think that's why Egypt plays nice with Israel now...

Posted by: Zettai at September 29, 2022 12:12 AM (BXWB4)

602 China would be a good suspect because they are the only one to benefit from the pipeline not being able to go back online again once the unpleasantness in the Ukraine is over. They want Russia to follow through on the proposed pipeline to China

Posted by: polynikes at September 29, 2022 12:13 AM (ml8cs)

603 Of the various sets of actors/suspects being assessed for motives, Poland and the Baltics easily top the list (well, leaving aside the Ukes). They rightly fear Germany might play ball under economic/social duress in the months ahead (though why they fear the outcome of that is peculiar to them, but that's a different boring discussion).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:13 AM (OTzUX)

604 Well shit, I just spent 10 minutes trying to think of a "Not me" sockpuppet that would at least be funny, and can't come up with one, so you're kinda right.
Posted by: Methos

I have not been in the water since Saturday, as is my Custom.

Posted by: Miklos is probably mostly innocent at September 29, 2022 12:13 AM (d+wXR)

605
Non-alcoholic?

The body needs what it needs.
Posted by: Miklos
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Fortify as necessary.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 12:13 AM (5CUJ1)

606 I don't think China has the capability to do the job without being detected though.

Posted by: polynikes at September 29, 2022 12:14 AM (ml8cs)

607 China would be a good suspect because they are the only one to benefit


in fairness, you do not understand socialists, globalists, and the wef

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 29, 2022 12:14 AM (iIFif)

608 You build for the ages. Repairs are someone else's problem.

Posted by: The Florida All-Female Footbridge Engineering Staff at September 29, 2022 12:14 AM (Qzn2/)

609 Non-alcoholic?

The body needs what it needs.
Posted by: Miklos sends Darleen out for more Natty Daddys because hurricane at September 29, 2022 12:09 AM (d+wXR)

There is a cure for that:

https://youtu.be/kSdPhTyJ5HU

Miklos knows this guy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 12:14 AM (YB2TW)

610 Hey Horde.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 12:15 AM (a4EWo)

611 Miklos knows this guy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Miklos indeed does.

Yes, indeed.

Posted by: Miklos had Fine Times at Tiptina's at September 29, 2022 12:15 AM (d+wXR)

612 Hey Debbie DS

Posted by: the Horde at September 29, 2022 12:16 AM (d+wXR)

613 Today went through second cataract surgery + toric lens implant. Turning 30 isn't as much fun as it might be.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM (g6tw6)

614 I don't know if The Outlaw Josey Wales counts as a Western but since I have two Aussie movies I'm going to allow it.

Posted by: polynikes at September 29, 2022 12:04 AM (ml8cs)


It's always good to be your own judge. Just wait 'til you see how much fun it will be to be the jury and executioner, too, in the Burning Times. In the 'shoot, shovel, shut up' theory of social interaction, outsource the 'shovel'. Makes you less tired for the 'shoot' part.

Posted by: RickZ at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM (emlEe)

615 What kind of engineer would design a thing that couldn't be repaired? Really? Posted by: pawn

I am looking at you Apple. They sort of pioneered the whole idea in tech products. And just like that everybody copied them.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM (/qNGG)

616 Gusts up to about 40 mph right now. About 5 more hours before Ian makes its closest approach. I'll be about 20 miles SE of the eye. Will probably be down to a low Cat 1 at that point.

Ft. Myers area got pounded this morning.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM (5p7BC)

617 Actually socialists, globalists and their ilk are all about interdependency. This act reeks of someone acting in a national interest.

Posted by: pawn at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM (wsHtO)

618
I saw some extended footage of laying the NS pipeline. It was done on a special ship, huge thing. The sections of pipe were welded together on that ship and then laid down in the water.

It's the same thing as much smaller scale laying pipe for a water line, such as I did. Lay out the PVC pipe sections next to the trench, glue them together, and lay it down in the trench as you go.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM (Mzdiz)

619 all the other candidates are NATO members or proxies, so it's unlikely to matter a whole lot to Russia which specific one of them did it, beyond picking a target for retaliation, should they feel the need.
Posted by: Methos

Has anyone for a moment, considered a non state actor?
I do not own a tinfoil hat . Tinfoil hasn't been around since the early fifties

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 29, 2022 12:18 AM (xJUPX)

620 613 Today went through second cataract surgery + toric lens implant. Turning 30 isn't as much fun as it might be.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM


Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 29, 2022 12:18 AM (HlyYF)

621 Debbie - how's the recovery now?

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 12:18 AM (RG7Wy)

622 Russian gas made/makes perfect sense for much of Europe - as *one* source of energy.

What makes no sense is destroying your real energy resource production capacity and power generating capacity because of an outlandish hypothesis about human impact on climate.

Have no idea how much burning of money/comparative impoverishment/opportunity costs would be involved to avoid dependence on Russian gas (an "externality"), but I'd guess that gas is likely to remain the best (=cheapest) source for many purposes for years to come.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:18 AM (OTzUX)

623

600 comments before a quarter past 0400Z!

15mL of vodka for all you glorious stakhanovites...

Posted by: Zettai at September 29, 2022 12:18 AM (BXWB4)

624 Today went through second cataract surgery + toric lens implant. Turning 30 isn't as much fun as it might be.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

If you have to be 21 to buy booze, it should be half price at 42.

Posted by: Miklos asks for Simple Fairness at September 29, 2022 12:19 AM (d+wXR)

625
Over the years, working on various machinery, and watching people work on it, the most common complaint, usually with much cussin' is something like, "The jackass engineer would designed this thing ought to have to come out here and work on it!

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 12:19 AM (Mzdiz)

626 That underwater pipe can be repaired. Whether its concrete encased or not. Depending on how deep it is they can do some of the work using divers and/or do it all remotely. The technology they have nowadays to do this type of work is amazing. They can hot tap and depressurize from both sides of the damaged pipe install plugs and remove any liquids remotely. cut out a section and either weld it or use collars and install a new section.

Posted by: JROD at September 29, 2022 12:19 AM (0jZnq)

627 15mL of vodka for all you glorious stakhanovites...
Posted by: Zettai

Umm..about that....

Posted by: Miklos distributed all for he is a River to his People at September 29, 2022 12:20 AM (d+wXR)

628 Hey Horde.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 12:15 AM (a4EWo)

Oh. Hi, Debby *throws water bottle*

Posted by: Tommy Wizeau at September 29, 2022 12:20 AM (x8Wzq)

629 Has anyone for a moment, considered a non state actor?
I do not own a tinfoil hat . Tinfoil hasn't been around since the early fifties
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 29, 2022 12:18 AM (xJUPX)

The WEF is a non-state actor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 12:20 AM (YB2TW)

630 Actually socialists, globalists and their ilk are all about interdependency. This act reeks of someone acting in a national interest.

Posted by: pawn at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM (wsHtO)

Then you know we didn't do it.

Posted by: US Gov't at September 29, 2022 12:20 AM (7bRMQ)

631 Russian gas was slated to start going to China and India anyway, as is logical. I think that's why the next big addition to capacity for this is slated to come online in 2024 (that's very soon, in these things). There's plenty of gas for all the potential customers. Don't see China having any particular interest in this.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:21 AM (OTzUX)

632 I saw some extended footage of laying the NS pipeline. It was done on a special ship, huge thing. The sections of pipe were welded together on that ship and then laid down in the water.
----
Was done during WWII to supply gasoline to Europe. Interesting article + pics
https://aoghs.org/petroleum-in-war/secret-pipelines/

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 12:21 AM (g6tw6)

633 ctually socialists, globalists and their ilk are all about interdependency. This act reeks of someone acting in a national interest.

what is no?

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 29, 2022 12:21 AM (iIFif)

634 You're tearing me apart Lisa!!

*Begone sock that is funny only to me*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 29, 2022 12:21 AM (x8Wzq)

635 The WEF is a non-state actor.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

heh

Most Excellent

Posted by: WEF, templing fingers at September 29, 2022 12:21 AM (d+wXR)

636 Ft. Myers area got pounded this morning.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 29, 2022 12:17 AM


I have seen video feeds from Ft. Myers. The storm surge was bad, but the visible tree and building damage due to wind was WAY LESS than would be expected from Cat 3 even.

Did the alarmists hype this storm for their narrative? (I think NOAA has been goosing their numbers.)

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 29, 2022 12:22 AM (HlyYF)

637 Are we ruling out China to Biden's handlers to Ukes paying mercenaries? I thought we had this put together last might?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 29, 2022 12:22 AM (y8NK7)

638 Talk to Elon Braenyard, he knows

Posted by: Kindltot at September 29, 2022 12:22 AM (xhaym)

639 Laying down a pipeline from the surface is trivial compared to hoisting an existing pipe in the middle of a span, let alone a damaged one.

It can be repaired no doubt but it is a major undertaking.

Not something that society is very good at anymore.

Posted by: pawn at September 29, 2022 12:23 AM (wsHtO)

640 Umm..about that....

Posted by: Miklos distributed all for he is a River to his People at September 29, 2022 12:20 AM



Is increase from 25mL...

Слава Блогу!

Posted by: Zettai at September 29, 2022 12:23 AM (pAik1)

641 Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:21 AM (OTzUX)

Not about capacity but rather the proposed pipeline to China that resulted because of the shutdown of Nord.

Posted by: polynikes at September 29, 2022 12:24 AM (ml8cs)

642 That underwater pipe can be repaired. Whether its concrete encased or not. Depending on how deep it is they can do some of the work using divers and/or do it all remotely. The technology they have nowadays to do this type of work is amazing. They can hot tap and depressurize from both sides of the damaged pipe install plugs and remove any liquids remotely. cut out a section and either weld it or use collars and install a new section. Posted by: JROD at September 29, 2022 12:19 AM (0jZnq)

This. It had to be amateurs, because it's so easy to repair. If the perps knew what they were doing and really wanted to put the pipe out of commission, they'd have hit a compressor station.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 29, 2022 12:24 AM (7B5FA)

643 Then you know we didn't do it.

Posted by: US Gov't at September 29, 2022 12:20 AM (7bRMQ)


{Shuffles feet, innocently whistles}

Posted by: The US' Military/Industrial Complex at September 29, 2022 12:24 AM (emlEe)

644 Mike H. thanks for that link. I assume that is the pipeline to France from the UK after D-Day? Will check.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (OTzUX)

645 Are we ruling out China to Biden's handlers to Ukes paying mercenaries? I thought we had this put together last might?
Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 29, 2022 12:22 AM (y8NK7)


I can even see a motive for the Turks, or the San Marino marines.

People who didn't want the pipe blown: consumers who want to keep warm this Winter on a fixed or limited budget.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (xhaym)

646 Laying down a pipeline from the surface is trivial compared to hoisting an existing pipe in the middle of a span, let alone a damaged one.


I recall that when the Russki sub Kursk was raised, only one company in the world had the ship for that.

Halliburton.

To save Russian face it was arranged through a Norwegian subsidiary.

Posted by: As Miklos recalls at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (d+wXR)

647 I have seen video feeds from Ft. Myers. The storm surge was bad, but the visible tree and building damage due to wind was WAY LESS than would be expected from Cat 3 even.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot


The extra CO2 in the air has strengthened the trees, so they're less likely to be damaged by the wind, obviously.

Posted by: a climate-theory apologist at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (P1f+c)

648 Caesar aren't all the stations on dry land? Very different proposition for a sabotage operation.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (OTzUX)

649 Not about capacity but rather the proposed pipeline to China that resulted because of the shutdown of Nord. Posted by: polynikes at September 29, 2022 12:24 AM (ml8cs)

The gas that flows east to China and the gas that goes west to Europe come from two different basins with the Ural Mountains in between. Not at all competitive.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 29, 2022 12:26 AM (7B5FA)

650 They built the thing under water they should be able to repair it under water. What kind of engineer would design a thing that couldn't be repaired?

The kind that designs modern consumer electronics.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 29, 2022 12:26 AM (Bd6X8)

651 It's the same thing as much smaller scale laying pipe for a water line, such as I did. Lay out the PVC pipe sections next to the trench, glue them together, and lay it down in the trench as you go.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley
-------

I have some nice photos I took of a portable machine that welds large (12") PVC together. Both ends are fed in, shaved square, heated to near-melt, and jammed together to form a bead.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 12:26 AM (GxhRW)

652 >>> 588 Who moved my cheese?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 29, 2022 12:08 AM (63Dwl)

Whoever wrote that book needs to DIE. [/Gwen DiMarco voice]

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 29, 2022 12:26 AM (llON8)

653
They way I see the motive is this. Meloni gets elected in Italy, EU/WEF/Woke goes nuts, "Fascist! IEEEE". Scares the shit out of them Just listen to her speak and it's clear that the motherWEFers would freak out. She wins.

Now, come winter, Germans are going to be starving and freezing in the dark. They'd feared another "right wing" fascist movement to cut a deal with Putin over Ukraine and turn the gas back on.

That option is now off the table.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 12:27 AM (Mzdiz)

654 Caesar aren't all the stations on dry land? Very different proposition for a sabotage operation. Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (OTzUX)

Yes and yes. Hitting a compressor station is much easier. A few RPGs would do the job.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 29, 2022 12:27 AM (7B5FA)

655 634 You're tearing me apart Lisa!!

*Begone sock that is funny only to me*
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 29, 2022 12:21 AM (x8Wzq)
-----------------

Did you ever see The Room songified? It was in my head for months when it came out.
http://y2u.be/ttKn1eGKTew

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 12:27 AM (RG7Wy)

656 Слава Блогу!


This is not the language of the Noble Albanian People.

Not saying we didn't, either....

Posted by: Miklos Zogu I, King of All the Albanias at September 29, 2022 12:28 AM (d+wXR)

657 Fucking cheese. FUCK YOU, CHEESE!!

Fucking cheese.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 29, 2022 12:28 AM (x8Wzq)

658 Caesar, "easier" in a physical/technical sense, but vastly more difficult if one wants to maintain secrecy about responsibility, no? That's what I meant.

And I've been reading snippets (never read more than that on this topic) in the Russian press for a long time about plans to vastly increase energy exports to China and India. Didn't follow it exactly but it was a thing, it's not a reaction to the current misunderstandings.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:30 AM (OTzUX)

659 Whoever wrote that book needs to DIE. [/Gwen DiMarco voice]

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 29, 2022 12:26 AM



Do the How To Win Friends And Influence People fellow first!

Posted by: Zettai at September 29, 2022 12:30 AM (Ffa5i)

660 >>> 645 Are we ruling out China to Biden's handlers to Ukes paying mercenaries? I thought we had this put together last might?
Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 29, 2022 12:22 AM (y8NK7)

I can even see a motive for the Turks, or the San Marino marines.

People who didn't want the pipe blown: consumers who want to keep warm this Winter on a fixed or limited budget.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (xhaym)

There are too many of you.

Posted by: WEF at September 29, 2022 12:30 AM (llON8)

661 'Kay. I think it's Pug's bedtime. He get's a bit cranky 'round bedtime.

*sets up shot of Nyquil*

Posted by: Pug Mahon's Mom at September 29, 2022 12:30 AM (x8Wzq)

662 >> Both ends are fed in, shaved square, heated to near-melt, and jammed together to form a bead.

That's exactly how they did when they laid the nat gas lines out here well over a decade ago. This would some sort of yellow plastic pipe, large diameter. And they put it deep, 8' I think (I know rock outcropping close to the surface were a real bitch for them).

I watched them do it right in front of the house. The machine was on trailer, pulled by a truck. Jig that clamps the pipe ends in place, then squared, heated and melt welded. Went very fast, once the trench was ready.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 12:31 AM (Mzdiz)

663 Yes and yes. Hitting a compressor station is much easier. A few RPGs would do the job.

How much easier is it to hit them and not be observed?

Posted by: Methos at September 29, 2022 12:31 AM (kOpft)

664 @639 pawn-They repair and maintain underwater pipelines all the time. People forget all the oil and gas rigs littered off of coastlines around the world. A lot of product is piped directly onshore. You can believe what you want about society but there is still some pretty smart people that are engineers. When there is lots of $$$ involved, shit can get done. Any construction underwater is quite a task but as I pointed out in my previous comment it can be done and a lot of it can be done remotely without sending divers down to the pipe.

Posted by: JROD at September 29, 2022 12:31 AM (0jZnq)

665 didn't want the pipe blown: consumers who want to keep warm this Winter on a fixed or limited budget.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (xhaym)

There are too many of you.
Posted by: WEF


yes

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 29, 2022 12:31 AM (iIFif)

666 Do the How To Win Friends And Influence People fellow first!
Posted by: Zettai

So much negativity.

Posted by: Napoleon Hill at September 29, 2022 12:31 AM (d+wXR)

667 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 29, 2022 12:26 AM (7B5FA)

Yeah my bad. I was told that they were going to build a pipeline to deliver additional supply but actually they have been building the main line for eight years now and almost done.

Posted by: polynikes at September 29, 2022 12:31 AM (ml8cs)

668 The extra CO2 in the air has strengthened the trees, so they're less likely to be damaged by the wind, obviously.

Posted by: a climate-theory apologist at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM


Yes, I did forget that CO2 is plant food.

Off to the barrel for a time out!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 29, 2022 12:33 AM (HlyYF)

669
15mL of vodka for all you glorious stakhanovites...
Posted by: Zettai


Is that those rocky things that go up in a cave?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 29, 2022 12:33 AM (63Dwl)

670 Fucking cheese. FUCK YOU, CHEESE!!
Fucking cheese.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 29, 2022 12:28 AM (x8Wzq)


Now do FISH training. Training based on the Pike Place Fish Market for state workers because you know that is a model for office work. The State of Oregon put HUGE bucks on that pile of crap. Apparently it was developed by an agency director's best friend.

Goldfish crackers. You got goldfish crackers.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 29, 2022 12:33 AM (xhaym)

671 Hey {Debby}!

Posted by: Theodore at September 29, 2022 12:34 AM (pGonq)

672 Pug!

Don't you dare drink that NyQuil! You have to cook your chicken in it!

Hi DDS! I hope to see you soon!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 29, 2022 12:34 AM (U2p+3)

673 I suddenly recall that that the Bitem Administration claimed that (somehow) they nixed the Israeli-Cypriot Med gas pipeline.

Posted by: Miklos was not sure how they could do that at September 29, 2022 12:35 AM (d+wXR)

674 And I've been reading snippets (never read more than that on this topic) in the Russian press for a long time about plans to vastly increase energy exports to China and India. Didn't follow it exactly but it was a thing, it's not a reaction to the current misunderstandings. Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:30 AM (OTzUX)

In both the cases of China and India, there's always the question of who's going to pay for it. In India's case, forget it. Lots of gas that's closer, if they could afford it, which they can't. In China's case, China can afford it, but the gas comes from Siberia east of the Urals. They're competing with the Stans, which are sitting on girormous gas reserves, and China likes to keep their supplier base geopolitically diverse.

Gas west of the Urals that feeds into Europe is just in a different supply/demand framework. Here the big future supplier is Iran, if they could ever get their act together. They could feed into the Russian system.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 29, 2022 12:35 AM (7B5FA)

675 Is that those rocky things that go up in a cave?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 29, 2022 12:33 AM



Those are stakhanoMITES...

Posted by: Zettai at September 29, 2022 12:36 AM (Ffa5i)

676 Goldfish crackers. You got goldfish crackers.
Posted by: Kindltot


You got a problem with fishy crackers?

*racks shotgun*

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 29, 2022 12:36 AM (U2p+3)

677
Jig that clamps the pipe ends in place, then squared, heated and melt welded. Went very fast, once the trench was ready.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley


That's similar to fusion splicing of fiber optic cables. Sort of.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 29, 2022 12:36 AM (63Dwl)

678 I suddenly recall that that the Bitem Administration claimed that (somehow) they nixed the Israeli-Cypriot Med gas pipeline. Posted by: Miklos was not sure how they could do that at September 29, 2022 12:35 AM (d+wXR)

Technology licensing. Remember CFIUS? They discovered that it could be used to block fossil fuel development.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 29, 2022 12:36 AM (7B5FA)

679 669
15mL of vodka for all you glorious stakhanovites...
Posted by: Zettai

Is that those rocky things that go up in a cave?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 29, 2022 12:33 AM


No, I think stakhanovites is the Russian word for Hillary's cankles.

Of course, her cankles do look like stalagmites, so I understand your confusion.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 29, 2022 12:37 AM (HlyYF)

680 Those are stakhanoMITES...
Posted by: Zettai

Blow those up with DY-NO-MITE

Posted by: JJ (not Sefton) at September 29, 2022 12:37 AM (d+wXR)

681 Ft. Myers got pounded by another storm about 5 years ago, so all the remaining and new buildings are up to code. Our buildings will take a Cat 3 without blinking.

The major damage is always from the storm surge. But those are the risks when you pay the premium for beach front. About 3 blocks in you won't see anything that bad usually.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 29, 2022 12:38 AM (5p7BC)

682 How much easier is it to hit them and not be observed? Posted by: Methos at September 29, 2022 12:31 AM (kOpft) and @rhomboid

That would take some planning and some kind of decoy operation, but it could be done in seconds by a well-trained team.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 29, 2022 12:39 AM (7B5FA)

683 Went very fast, once the trench was ready.
Posted by: publius

The main thing is to get the trench ready FIRST

Posted by: Miklos may have some scores to settle at September 29, 2022 12:39 AM (d+wXR)

684 The extra CO2 in the air has strengthened the trees, so they're less likely to be damaged by the wind, obviously.
Posted by: a climate-theory apologist at September 29, 2022 12:25 AM (P1f+c)

-----------

Could I buy some pot from you?

Posted by: Larry Kroger at September 29, 2022 12:39 AM (Qzn2/)

685 The hurricane coverage is giving me flashbacks to Hurricane Ivan, 2004.

Posted by: Theodore at September 29, 2022 12:39 AM (pGonq)

686 673 I suddenly recall that that the Bitem Administration claimed that (somehow) they nixed the Israeli-Cypriot Med gas pipeline.
Posted by: Miklos was not sure how they could do that at September 29, 2022 12:35 AM (d+wXR)

---------

Now Potatohead thinks he's king of the whole damn world.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 29, 2022 12:41 AM (Qzn2/)

687 So, Canucki friends, is it true China has police stations in Canada?

https://tinyurl.com/2bjhmczf

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 29, 2022 12:41 AM (7bRMQ)

688 What kind of engineer would design a thing that couldn't be repaired? Really? Posted by: pawn

At the infrastructure level, yes, things are designed to be repaired.

At the personal level, not in my memory. Cheap automobiles aren't worth the repair cost anymore. And with the newfangled all-electric ones, expensive ones aren't worth repairing if the problem is the battery.

I am looking at you Apple. They sort of pioneered the whole idea in tech products. And just like that everybody copied them.
Posted by: Lost In Space


It was pioneered long before that, though Apple is working on perfecting it. Strangely, though, they're one of the few that will attempt repairs on tiny electronic things. Not many TV or appliance repair businesses anymore; a fridge or 65" TV is recyclable trash if it breaks. Parts and labor will exceed the cost of replacement tout suite.

Posted by: a climate-theory apologist at September 29, 2022 12:41 AM (P1f+c)

689 Off, confused sock.

Posted by: mikeski at September 29, 2022 12:42 AM (P1f+c)

690 681 Ft. Myers got pounded by another storm about 5 years ago, so all the remaining and new buildings are up to code. Our buildings will take a Cat 3 without blinking.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 29, 2022 12:38 AM


I was mostly looking at the palm trees that maybe lost ONE frond.

That is not Cat 4 or Cat 3 winds.

33 feet in the air is the height for official NOAA readings. Palm trees should be a pretty good "sampling system".

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 29, 2022 12:43 AM (HlyYF)

691

Has Governor DeSantis yet started to whinge that the lorries bringing in bottled water, plywood, and cement are blocking the road for the armoured cars delivering the hurricane relief aide?

Posted by: Zettai at September 29, 2022 12:45 AM (Ffa5i)

692 Hope you recover quickly, Hammer.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 29, 2022 12:46 AM (y8NK7)

693
Ft. Myers got pounded by another storm about 5 years ago, so all the remaining and new buildings are up to code. Our buildings will take a Cat 3 without blinking.

The major damage is always from the storm surge. But those are the risks when you pay the premium for beach front. About 3 blocks in you won't see anything that bad usually.
Posted by: Dave in Fla


That was Irma. Friend of mine lives in Ft Myers. About five miles from the beach. He hunkered down for Irma and made out fine. This time he beat feet for a motel room in Miami.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 29, 2022 12:50 AM (63Dwl)

694 Went very fast, once the trench was ready.
Posted by: publius

The main thing is to get the trench ready FIRST
Posted by: Miklos may have some scores to settle at September 29, 2022 12:39 AM (d+wXR)

Uncle Palp had some interesting ideas about how to accomplish that task.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 12:50 AM (4I/2K)

695 So, Canucki friends, is it true China has police stations in Canada?

https://tinyurl.com/2bjhmczf
Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 29, 2022 12:41 AM (7bRMQ)

All I know is what I don't read in the papers. I have not personally seen any such, but their existence would not surprise me. China is asshoe. And Trudeau sucks their dicks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 12:51 AM (YB2TW)

696
Reading the comments on Eugyppius' Substack on this NS, someone from the industry commented on repairing the NS. He said it would take about a year, and maybe '800 million", whether that was dollars or euros, I don't know.

He said the way this would be done was to fit some saddle isolation valves on either side of the break. Then either replace the damaged section or repair it, depending on conditions.

And then the fun part begins. You've got a shit ton of corrosive seawater and abrasive sand inside the pipe. That has to be cleaned out, and then the whole thing tested, possibly finding more damage, etc.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 12:53 AM (Mzdiz)

697

I'm certain The Colonel still has Uncle Palp in a pit somewhere...

Posted by: Zettai at September 29, 2022 12:53 AM (2NV+c)

698 I hate admitting i sit to pee at all but urinals, balance issues dont help my aim. Fuck neurological problems. Grab bars are wonderful.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at September 29, 2022 12:54 AM (q7YwT)

699 So Caesar India can't afford to import, or can't afford Russian prices? Would think they could.

Back when I was stomping around the area Turkmenistan was king of gas, or gas potential. Have the other 'stans also found deposits?

There was a hilarious story about Rafsanjani (then Iranian president) visiting Turkmenistan. Can't recall if it was public then, or ever. Involved a white horse, and a panicked Iranian security detail. When VP Gore visited a similar situation arose, though unfortunately there was no risk of physical harm involved. But the cable traffic on how to fly out the horse was funny.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 29, 2022 12:55 AM (OTzUX)

700 Well going to get some sleep while I can. The noise will get worse in a few hours.

BTW, from my perspective this is an annoyance but not dangerous. We know how to prep for these storms.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 29, 2022 12:57 AM (5p7BC)

701 All I know is what I don't read in the papers. I have not personally seen any such, but their existence would not surprise me. China is asshoe. And Trudeau sucks their dicks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 12:51 AM (YB2TW)

the activities listed seem innocuous enough. Philippine consulate appears all over town in my area, doing the same stuff. So, maybe not cops, but as you say, I wouldn't trust China.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at September 29, 2022 12:58 AM (7bRMQ)

702 Well, made good progress on my Avanti front-end work. Replaced a bent tie rod end with a still-good used one from my stockpile. Will discard the bent one. I straightened it, but it was bent in the threaded part, so could be compromised. And I have plenty.

The upper A-arm pivot shafts were not reversed. The excess negative camber was entirely due to the camber adjusting eccentrics being set that way. I glommed my magnetic caster-camber gauge onto the brake rotors, and got one side set to 0.5 degrees positive, and the other to 1 degree. That reduced the excess toe-in by a lot, and I tweaked it to about 1/8" of toe-in. Took it for a spin on the gravel road, and it is much, much better. Hold the wheel steady, and it tracks straight. Steering wheel is a tetch off-center, now, but that merely requires lengthening one tie road a little, and shortening the other by an equal amount. And the fully-latched doors no longer rattle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:01 AM (YB2TW)

703 Re: The special needs player who made final tackle. I spent 2 years in Andrews, Texas. That right there folks is the very definition of shit hole. I hated that place. I have forever called it Anus Drizzles. High school football is big there because there is nothing else to do. Nothing.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 29, 2022 01:02 AM (eJn7u)

704 466 Bought my girls a boyfriend today. Only cost me $300
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 28, 2022 11:24 PM (xJUPX)


Boy, inflation sure has brought the price of those Hitachi wands way up!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at September 29, 2022 01:03 AM (SRRAx)

705 Dave in Fla.

Having lived abaord a 30' sloop, riding out two hurricanes and three tropical storms?

You're gonna be fine.

I used to set my alarm for every 2 hours, just to go above decks and check the dock lines. Otherwise? Back to catch a few zzzs. Your house will tell you by it's sounds, if you've no worries, or WORRIES. I think you'll have no worries.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 29, 2022 01:04 AM (e6UQI)

706 223
Are approved Minutes so sacrosanct that they cannot be edited to make a minor yet informative correction?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 28, 2022 10:37 PM (4I/2K)
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The minutes would have to have been approved at the very next meeting. Were you there?

Posted by: Ciampino - Parliamrntary rules rule at September 29, 2022 01:06 AM (qfLjt)

707 @696 publius-..as I pointed out above the hot taps are what the collars are that would attach on both sides of the section of pipe that needs to be repaired.

Posted by: JROD at September 29, 2022 01:07 AM (0jZnq)

708 Goodnight, beloved Horde! I look forward to seeing my dear friends at the MoMe!

Posted by: Emmie at September 29, 2022 01:10 AM (6RgRK)

709 The minutes would have to have been approved at the very next meeting. Were you there?
Posted by: Ciampino - Parliamrntary rules rule at September 29, 2022 01:06 AM (qfLjt)

Yes, I was there. However, only the Board Trustees had a copy to look over and they were not read out loud. So homeowners' first chance to see how the meeting Minutes were written is when the approved Minutes are posted to the HOA's website. I just saw the approved August Minutes today.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:10 AM (4I/2K)

710 The Poles always hated that pipeline because it bypassed them.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Meh, it's because Polish jokes just aren't as funny in Russian as they are in English.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 29, 2022 01:13 AM (KAi1n)

711 Re: The special needs player who made final tackle. I spent 2 years in Andrews, Texas. That right there folks is the very definition of shit hole. I hated that place. I have forever called it Anus Drizzles. High school football is big there because there is nothing else to do. Nothing.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 29, 2022 01:02 AM (eJn7u)

Apparently it’s a shit hole that creates very good people.

Posted by: LASue at September 29, 2022 01:15 AM (Ed8Zd)

712 Bornholm was one of the stops on the cruise we just took - it was quite lovely. I wonder if this pipeline stuff screwed up some cruise ship itineraries?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at September 29, 2022 01:16 AM (SRRAx)

713
Reading more comments on Eugyppius' article there, the real culprit has been found. It was Trump. Trump blew up the pipeline.

Putin and some Russian pee whores carried him out there in dingy, and he dove down and set the charges.

The commenter assured us the CIA has footage of Trump coming up out the water, being hugged by Putin and peed on by the pee whores.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 01:17 AM (Mzdiz)

714 Tom Clancy would have a field day with what's going on in the world today.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 29, 2022 01:18 AM (KAi1n)

715 I hate admitting i sit to pee at all but urinals, balance issues dont help my aim. Fuck neurological problems. Grab bars are wonderful.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at September 29, 2022 12:54 AM (q7YwT)


Growing old is not . . . , I won't say 'for the faint of heart' because of modern medicine (and personal experience), for the weak-minded-- wait? what?, for the weak-willed. No matter the aches nor any debilitation, you simply have to do. Or it's over.

(I don't have grab bars but I use one of those anti-slip mats in the tub. Over thirty years ago, I slipped and hit my right foot squarely against the front of the tub where it's vertical. Broke a bone in my great toe requiring surgery to remove a bone chip. So yeah, any aid that works to prevent injuries is good to go.)

Posted by: RickZ at September 29, 2022 01:20 AM (emlEe)

716 Did Crist's state insurance plan that drove the major home owners insurance companies from Florida ever get overturned? This storm will surely take it out.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 29, 2022 01:25 AM (nmvUg)

717 Posted by: Ciampino - Parliamrntary rules rule at September 29, 2022 01:06 AM (qfLjt)

Their meeting format is that homeowners don't get to participate in the business meeting of the Trustees. Homeowners have two opportunities to ask questions - once at the beginning to the Constable after he gives the monthly security report, and again at the end of the business meeting in the so-called Homeowners Forum. Homeowners are limited to 3 minutes per homeowner of Q&A time "due to time constraints".

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:26 AM (4I/2K)

718 The commenter assured us the CIA has footage of Trump coming up out the water, being hugged by Putin and peed on by the pee whores.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 01:17 AM (Mzdiz)

A regular Joe would have to pay good money to get that kind of action.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:27 AM (4I/2K)

719 Grab bars are wonderful.
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After my brain event, and the stint in rehab, I picked up a couple of the suction-cup models from Walgreen's, and installed them in the shower. They are are indeed nice to have if one has any stability problems, or not. Just nice to have a handhold where soap and water are involved.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 01:27 AM (ejFwh)

720 Putin and some Russian pee whores carried him out there in dingy, and he dove down and set the charges.

The commenter assured us the CIA has footage of Trump coming up out the water, being hugged by Putin and peed on by the pee whores.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 01:17 AM (Mzdiz)

Christopher Robin Trump walked to the edge of the 3-Acre Wood, and in the meadow beyond, he met a Donkey named Hillary. And the Donkey brayed: "Pee-whore, pee-whore, pee-whore", and would not shut up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:29 AM (YB2TW)

721 I dunno about growing old(er) being all *that* bad. There's a certain joie-de-I-don't-give-a-shit that comes with the territory. Also, as an attorney who's paid attention to legal decisions over the years and really never learned any bullshit concepts about the law (thanks, old boss), I seem to have acquired a certain amount of credibility. I'm also much more motivated to improve my health. To me, a great night of partying ends with no hangover the next morning. Makes portion control really easy.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 29, 2022 01:30 AM (KAi1n)

722 Good night,all. It's time for me to let the Central-Mountain-Pacific time zone folks to take over. I'll catch up in the morning and if necessary, maybe post a comment in the Morning Rant, Morning Report, or Pixy since this comment thread will be dead by the time I wake up.

Posted by: Theodore at September 29, 2022 01:33 AM (pGonq)

723 Niters, Theodore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:35 AM (YB2TW)

724 Grab-bars in the shower are just a smart idea for any age. You tip your head back, feel the warm water on your head, some gets in your ears, you totter a little. If there's soap on the shower floor and you shuffle a foot, well, you can slip. And falls in the bathroom are really common and really devastating and really AVOIDABLE.

Just do it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 29, 2022 01:38 AM (U2p+3)

725 AP is reporting that 200 environmental activists have been killed globally in 2021.

*types lawyer joke punchline*
*deletes lawyer joke punchline*

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:40 AM (4I/2K)

726 *types lawyer joke punchline*
*deletes lawyer joke punchline*
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:40 AM (4I/2K)

"And he sobbed, "But there was one empty seat>"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:44 AM (YB2TW)

727 200 environmental activists served their highest and best roles by absenting themselves such from the carbonosphere.

Thousands more should follow their lead!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 29, 2022 01:44 AM (e6UQI)

728 A Man Cooked Chicken In Nighttime Flu Medicine. This Is What Happened To His Liver.

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

Posted by: SMH at September 29, 2022 01:44 AM (A00u7)

729 200 environmental activists served their highest and best roles by absenting themselves such from the carbonosphere.

Thousands more should follow their lead!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 29, 2022 01:44 AM (e6UQI)

It's a good start!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:47 AM (4I/2K)

730 Razor clams open this weekend on the coast!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 29, 2022 01:47 AM (U2p+3)

731 Well... Majorie Taylor Greenes Hubby just filed for divorce...

She's apparently on the market... I'd take one for the team..../smile

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 29, 2022 01:50 AM (oHd/0)

732 "And he sobbed, "But there was one empty seat>"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:44 AM (YB2TW)

I don't know that one. Please illuminate.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:50 AM (4I/2K)

733 725 AP is reporting that 200 environmental activists have been killed globally in 2021.

*types lawyer joke punchline*
*deletes lawyer joke punchline*
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:40 AM (4I/2K)

Killed, or died.... probably killed by COVID, you know, MOM Nature gotz em. Bitch.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 29, 2022 01:51 AM (oHd/0)

734 A Man Cooked Chicken In Nighttime Flu Medicine. This Is What Happened To His Liver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSqrCgFMsCI
Posted by: SMH at September 29, 2022 01:44 AM (A00u7)

The "doctor" who appears to be David Hogg's slightly less macho brother, states that his scenario is fiction.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:56 AM (YB2TW)

735 Further AP details:
More than three-quarters of the killings took place in Latin America . . .

The victims died fighting resource exploitation and in land disputes. Conflicts over mining were tied to 27 deaths worldwide, the most for any sector.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:57 AM (4I/2K)

736 I don't know that one. Please illuminate.
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:50 AM (4I/2K)

Coles notes version. I visit my friend Jake. he is sobbing uncontrollably. What's the matter, Jake? "Did you watch the 6:00 news? A plane full of lawyers crashed into the sea, and all aboard were killed." But, Jake, I know you hate lawyers. "There was one empty seat."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:59 AM (YB2TW)

737 I'm betting those climate activists were all killed in "environments" where the natives don't take kindly to being told what to do by do-gooders who don't understand the first thing about "Nature wants to kill you" because they come from the land of air conditioning and indoor plumbing.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at September 29, 2022 02:00 AM (SRRAx)

738 I hate doing monthly time entries for billing the lawyers I'm doing work for. When I was billing 10 hours/month, it wasn't a big deal. 60+ is getting into tedious territory.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 29, 2022 02:00 AM (KAi1n)

739 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:59 AM (YB2TW)

LOL, thank you.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 02:00 AM (4I/2K)

740 735 Further AP details:
More than three-quarters of the killings took place in Latin America . . .

The victims died fighting resource exploitation and in land disputes. Conflicts over mining were tied to 27 deaths worldwide, the most for any sector.
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 01:57 AM (4I/2K)

Stupido Gringo, you come to my country, and tell me not to mine my own land?

You trespass? and try to stop us?

Posted by: South American Miner at September 29, 2022 02:01 AM (oHd/0)

741 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at September 29, 2022 02:00 AM (SRRAx)

That and proposing to shut down peoples' way of life.
For example:

In the western Mexico state of Jalisco, José Santos Isaac Chávez was killed in April 2021. He was running for local office and had made opposition to a long-running mine a central part of his campaign. Days before the election, he was found dead in his car, which had been driven off a cliff and his body showed evidence of torture. Armed men had dragged him out of his home and driven him away in his own vehicle.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 02:04 AM (4I/2K)

742 He was running for local office and had made opposition to a long-running mine a central part of his campaign. Days before the election, he was found dead in his car, which had been driven off a cliff and his body showed evidence of torture. Armed men had dragged him out of his home and driven him away in his own vehicle.
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 02:04 AM (4I/2K)

You threaten to take away peoples' livelihood, and they get a mite testy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 02:07 AM (YB2TW)

743 Well, past midnight here. time for me to hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 02:08 AM (YB2TW)

744 Mexico is eternally screwed. I don't see how they ever fix their problems.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 02:09 AM (RG7Wy)

745 744 Mexico is eternally screwed. I don't see how they ever fix their problems.
Posted by: Colonel Travis

Honestly. I think they have a better chance than we do.

Mexicans are still mostly Catholic. They love and honor the family unit. They love and protect their children.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 29, 2022 02:13 AM (U2p+3)

746 Well, past midnight here. time for me to hit the sack. Night, Horde.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 02:08 AM (YB2TW)

Goodnight AOP. Dream of the Greater Texas - Alberta Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2022 02:15 AM (4I/2K)

747 I'm kind of psyched about dinner today. Was lazy yesterday and bought a package of fish cakes. Don't really have any good fish cake recipes nor do I know anyone who makes them, plus I don't really have a fresh fish place close anymore so, . . . Anyway, bought the fish cakes. So I made my homemade tartar sauce. The fish cakes are merely a vehicle for my tartar sauce. Just tasted it and it is yummy. Mayo, a little Dijon, a splash of Worchestershire and Tabasco, a little garlic, onion, smoked paprika, chipotle red pepper and white pepper powders, some lemon zest, a few drops of lemon juice, some minced gherkins, along with a couple of drops of gherkin liquid and some non-pareil capers.

I make it chunky and it has a slightly brownish-yellow tint, not like that blinding white stuff in a jar. I also can make any amount I need so there is no waste. Plus, capers. There are never enough capers in anything unless it's homemade.

I really am looking forward to having this later today.

Posted by: RickZ at September 29, 2022 02:17 AM (emlEe)

748 You know there isn't shit on TV when you find yourself watching Shrek.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 02:20 AM (VwHCD)

749 Night AOP, I liked your joke. Colonel Travis, I am feeling lots better, can't believe how good I feel compared to Sunday and Monday.
{{Nurse}} Can't wait to see you!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 02:20 AM (a4EWo)

750 They do, nurse. And the culture is great, the music, the food, they have natural resources, tourism. Their geography is kind of screwy. They could be an amazing country. The corruption is so deep...

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 02:21 AM (RG7Wy)

751 Yay Debby

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 02:25 AM (RG7Wy)

752 "And he sobbed, "But there was one empty seat>"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2022 01:44 AM (YB2TW)


Whats the ideal weight for a lawyer?

5 pounds including the urn.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 02:25 AM (VwHCD)

753 I hope that flag is flying over the prison that desatan, dump and abbott are jailed in.

Posted by: raimondo at September 29, 2022 02:29 AM (WktNN)

754 You know there isn't shit on TV when you find yourself watching Shrek.
Posted by: Berserker
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One word: Gunsmoke

Few things as gratifying as Matt Dillon bitch-slapping some bad guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 02:30 AM (sVE6f)

755 753 I hope that flag is flying over the prison that desatan, dump and abbott are jailed in.
Posted by: raimondo at September 29, 2022 02:29 AM (WktNN)
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How come you didn't come up with a clever name for Abbott? You were so clever with desatan and dump. My God, I couldn't have come up with "dump" if I sat here for a million years. I don't know the candela power in that brain of yours. All I know is that it's difficult for me to even see the screen I'm typing on because I am blinded. You did type dump right?

Getting a welder mask hold on.

Yeah, you did. Goddam you are so good.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 02:38 AM (RG7Wy)

756 One word: Gunsmoke

Few things as gratifying as Matt Dillon bitch-slapping some bad guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2022 02:30 AM (sVE6f)

Not sure why, but I just never got into westerns. Its a weird thing with me. I'm usually into history from all eras, but those damn 1800's just do not hold my interest for some reason.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 02:44 AM (VwHCD)

757 Not sure why, but I just never got into westerns. Its a weird thing with me. I'm usually into history from all eras, but those damn 1800's just do not hold my interest for some reason. Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

Me thinks your nic is a clue. WAG: Your idea of a great weekend is sacking England. Looking at the backside of a cow, well, not so much. QED.

Am I close?

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 29, 2022 02:50 AM (/qNGG)

758 >> You know there isn't shit on TV

Do you have a MeTV station? Right now, Mannix is just winding up, and he's doing some bitch slapping. Then will come Cannon, and you can see bitch belly bump some dude. Then Barnaby Jones.

Antenna TV, Cozi, and FeTV will run some of the classics as well. You can see actually funny guys like Jack Benny and George Burns.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 02:51 AM (Mzdiz)

759
Mannix got hit over the head at least once every episode -- suffered no ill effects for 8 years. And he'd get shot every so often as well. He'd just walk it off.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 02:53 AM (Mzdiz)

760 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 29, 2022 02:55 AM (sAmhv)

761
There was an episode of "Diagnosis: Murder" on a while back, which I stumbled on. You know, Penis Van Lesbian was a murder-solving doctor, and his son was an LAPD detective.

Well, one episode there brought back Mannix with a new wrinkle on an old case. I loved it for the nostalgia. Mike Connors still had fabulous hair. It was older, he was grayer, but he was still Mannix.

Anyway, the setup was Penis was Mannix's doctor, and Mannix gets shot 'cause of some old case getting stirred back up again. The original cast of the old Mannix episode all came back (but no Peggy).

Funny scene was Penis, Jr, the detective was being lectured by his boss, an LAPD captain. He said, " Joe Mannix is a legend here, I know, but the days of the LAPD being Mannix's personal errand boys are over."

He replies, "But Mannix was shot!". Captain says, "That happens all the time!"

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 02:58 AM (Mzdiz)

762 I love old Westerns, the story of westward expansion is the story of America.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:01 AM (a4EWo)

763
We should've had a '90s Mannix. We had a '90s Columbo, after the original '70s run.

I wonder if they ever thought of it. Mike Connors still had it then, and a '90s Mannix, done right, would've been good stuff. An older, greyer Mannix.

The hair was still fabulous.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:05 AM (Mzdiz)

764 Gunsmoke the radio show is really good. I couldn't get into the TV show but that's just me. Both were before my time, the Sirius & XM plays Gunsmoke often, listen to it in the car. William Conrad is Matt Dillon. You can tell he's an ass kicker, that voice is superb.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 03:05 AM (RG7Wy)

765
William Conrad had the voice for Matt Dillon, which was great for radio. But he didn't have the body, which was very bad for TV.

Cannon kicked ass though, but not Matt Dillon material.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:07 AM (Mzdiz)

766 Me thinks your nic is a clue. WAG: Your idea of a great weekend is sacking England. Looking at the backside of a cow, well, not so much. QED.

Am I close?

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 29, 2022 02:50 AM (/qNGG)

You might actually be right about that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 03:08 AM (VwHCD)

767
Here's a still from that Diagnosis: Murder episode with Mike Connors and Penis:

https://tinyurl.com/2hpqaumc

See, that was still Mannix. Hair and all. Older and wiser, but still Mannix.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:10 AM (Mzdiz)

768 Here's a still from that Diagnosis: Murder episode with Mike Connors and Penis


I had to click because I drew a complete blank on Diagnosis: Murder. Not sure I ever watched it. Forgot all about it. Dick Van Dyke. Got it. More coffee...

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 29, 2022 03:13 AM (sAmhv)

769 Poor tubby William Conrad....
He was a little before my time, my first exposure to him was with First Alert commercials, couldn't understand why this guy was on television selling smoke alarms. That didn't seem very glamorous. I could tell he had some sort of storied past. Ultimately found to really enjoy him in his older tough guy movies.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 03:14 AM (RG7Wy)

770 Bers, You would love some of the cars in these older tv shows that publius is so well versed in. I used to watch them all night long when hubs was still at home.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:16 AM (a4EWo)

771 I love old Westerns, the story of westward expansion is the story of America.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:01 AM (a4EWo)

I had a very weird experience years ago. I was in a bar, 1500 miles from home. This chick starts talking to me, and I didn't know her, I'm 1500 miles from home. At some point during the conversation she says she's a medium, or some shit like that. She starts telling me about shit, she knew way too many things about me. She asked about a relative who died, then makes a motion with her hand, like up and down between her boobs, and says something wrong here, and mentioned the first initial. She was talking about my cousin, who died from esophagus cancer. This went on and on. Continued...

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 03:18 AM (VwHCD)

772 Cannon drives a kick ass Lincoln Continental.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:19 AM (a4EWo)

773
Sorry, I thought "Penis Van Lesbian" would be well know. Mary Tyler Moore actually first made that joke on a an old Letterman show one time. She said that was Dick's real name, but they had to change it.

Diagnosis: Murder is not all that great, but if there's nothing else on, well it beats any of the modern crap. Murder She Wrote is usually on as well, and that beats Diagnosis.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:19 AM (Mzdiz)

774 Eventually she asks what sign I am. I said scorpio, and she says did your mom have a hard time giving birth? Uh, yeah she did, she was in labor for almost 2 days, things got rough, and they wanted to bring in a priest. She says scorpios don't like being born because they have been here many times. Jokingly I said uh ok, maybe thats why I like history, maybe I lived it. I was just about to say but maybe I took a break because I have absolutely no draw to the 1700-1800s, and before I could get the words out she says" No, no you didn't do the settling of America." At that point my jaw hung open. It was very weird.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 03:20 AM (VwHCD)

775
After Cannon, it was Jake and the Fatman.

Cannon was the Fat Man, of course. Joe Penny was Jake. That ran until '92. Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:26 AM (Mzdiz)

776 Magnum PI and Murder She Wrote shared a 2-part episode, which I missed on the original run. Magnum was on Amazon prime a while back and I watched that one, thinking - ok, good, can't wait to see the next one. What I didn't know is that she showed up on Magnum first, then he went to her show for the resolution. Only found that out after the first part was over.

Amazon didn't have Murder She Wrote for about two years after I saw that Magnum episode. When I finally saw it I had forgotten what the story was about.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 29, 2022 03:26 AM (RG7Wy)

777 WTH? I pee standing up, but I usually pee outside. Off the front porch. Off the back porch. In the driveway. Behind the truck.

This way I don't have to clean the toilet, and I'm marking my territory for the critters. Only the deer and cats ever see me do it.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 29, 2022 03:27 AM (z+OQR)

778
Conrad died in '94. Of a heart attack. He was just 73.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:28 AM (Mzdiz)

779
2/3 of my peein' is done outside.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:29 AM (Mzdiz)

780
I will never pee sitting down.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:29 AM (Mzdiz)

781
The Krauts have a word for men who pee sitting down: sitzpinkler. It means "soyboy" roughly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:30 AM (Mzdiz)

782
If Miklos were still here, he'd tell us about the time Cannon wrecked his Lincoln in a collision with Mannix's hair.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:31 AM (Mzdiz)

783 publius, Tell me if I am wrong, but did Mannix also appear in a Murder She Wrote episode?? My brain keeps telling me yes, and I am too lazy to look it up. Colonel Travis, I think you sent raimondo back to his room to contemplate the genius level of his thought process.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:32 AM (a4EWo)

784 Bers, if you are still up - your story gave me the chills.

Posted by: SnailRacer at September 29, 2022 03:33 AM (sC8ez)

785 772 Cannon drives a kick ass Lincoln Continental.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:19 AM (a4EWo)

herer here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2022 03:33 AM (/un2E)

786 >> Tell me if I am wrong, but did Mannix also appear in a Murder She Wrote episode??

Yes, he did. Mike Connors that is. But he wasn't playing the Mannix character.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:33 AM (Mzdiz)

787
Debby, here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/2qup3xsu

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 03:34 AM (Mzdiz)

788 Snail Racer!! Soon!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:34 AM (a4EWo)

789 Yes, babe! Can't wait to see you and everyone else again. Your world has changed so much - mine not much at all. Once we are in Corsicana it'll all be good.

Posted by: SnailRacer at September 29, 2022 03:39 AM (sC8ez)

790 Bers, a group of my neighbors and their friends went to a medium the other night. They said that she was amazingly accurate with all of them. I'm too scared to go to a medium, I might have a frightening history that I don't even know about. lol

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:40 AM (a4EWo)

791 Time to rise and shine

Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2022 03:41 AM (xhxe8)

792 Bers, if you are still up - your story gave me the chills.

Posted by: SnailRacer at September 29, 2022 03:33 AM (sC8ez)

Well it freaked me the fuck out, thats for sure. She knew way too many things. When she talked about my cousin she even said a phrase that he would say, and then told me he said to rock on. She didn't know I was a metal guitar player, I never mentioned it. It was insane.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 03:41 AM (VwHCD)

793 Right? Theres way too much creepy going on there!
Some friends of mine have a retreat coming up and one of the features is a medium. No thanks! I have to wash my hair that weekend.

Posted by: SnailRacer at September 29, 2022 03:46 AM (sC8ez)

794 Busy overnight on the ONT.

Posted by: m at September 29, 2022 03:47 AM (8rTNG)

795 Bers, a group of my neighbors and their friends went to a medium the other night. They said that she was amazingly accurate with all of them. I'm too scared to go to a medium, I might have a frightening history that I don't even know about. lol

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:40 AM (a4EWo)

I never really believed in that shit. I never went to a fortune teller, never had the palm read, tarrot cards, etc. I know a lot of the stuff is a scam and how they do research on you, etc etc. This chick was 1500 miles away, I didn't know her, and it was completely spontaneous. She knew too many details.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 03:48 AM (VwHCD)

796 You know though, when she said I didn't do the settling of America that blew my mind. I didn't even get a chance to open my mouth to say I had no draw to the 1700's and 1800's, other than maybe around the revolutionary war period, and she tells me that, as if I sat that one out, and it's why I have to draw to it. Seriously, that period is like a black hole.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 03:53 AM (VwHCD)

797 m Bad Blue link up 287 or so.
The table needs to be seen

Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2022 03:54 AM (xhxe8)

798 RISE and SHINE!!! YOU rise and shine!! I happen to be seasick!

Posted by: Professor Fate at September 29, 2022 03:56 AM (G4fHR)

799 796 - Bers, like I said, totally creepy. Too much going on we don't know jack about and i don't think I want to find out.

Posted by: SnailRacer at September 29, 2022 03:56 AM (sC8ez)

800 In other news, I see some of the power providers in Washington State are saying the grid in their state isn't equipped to handle the states demand that all cars and trucks go electric by 2035. Minor detail for the government and environmentalists. Just stay home and get the horse and buggy ready, is probably what the governor says.

Posted by: Colin at September 29, 2022 03:57 AM (bnBh/)

801 Skip, Any chance you have a couple of slices of extra crispy bacon this morning? I would owe you big time.

Bers, One of the people that went to the medium has a twelve year old daughter who claims that she converses quite frequently with her dead Grandma. Her Grandma "came through" during the session and confirms that she and this little girl converse quite frequently. That scared the crap out of me!!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:59 AM (a4EWo)

802 284 https://tinyurl.com/y4adaxc6
20 Tweets from Bad Blue
Posted by: Skip at September 28, 2022 10:48 PM (xhxe

Thanks, Skip!

Posted by: m at September 29, 2022 04:00 AM (8rTNG)

803 In other news, I see some of the power providers in Washington State are saying the grid in their state isn't equipped to handle the states demand that all cars and trucks go electric by 2035. Minor detail for the government and environmentalists. Just stay home and get the horse and buggy ready, is probably what the governor says.

Posted by: Colin at September 29, 2022 03:57 AM (bnBh/)

They won't be happy until we're back to shitting in holes in the ground and riding silly bikes with the huge front wheels.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 04:03 AM (VwHCD)

804 I have bacon but wasn't going to make it until tomorrow have cinnamon swirl bread for French Toast

Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2022 04:05 AM (xhxe8)

805
I've posted the numbers here before, but short version. You need a 50A, 240V circuit to handle any kind of close to fast charging from a residential service. We're talking about 10 hours with a load of about 1.5 electric clothes dryers running.

The residential distribution networks can't handle that much extra load. Imagine all the houses in an area running one or two extra dryers all night long.

It ain't gonna happen. Even if there were enough generation and tranmission capacity (which there isn't), the local distribution networks couldn't handle it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 04:07 AM (Mzdiz)

806
Daddy, what did they use for light before candles?

Answer: electricity. That's where we're headed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 04:08 AM (Mzdiz)

807 797 m Bad Blue link up 287 or so.
The table needs to be seen
Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2022 03:54 AM (xhxe

Nurse Ratched's gonna covet that.

Posted by: m at September 29, 2022 04:08 AM (8rTNG)

808 publius yeah buts funny they want to

Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2022 04:08 AM (xhxe8)

809 803 - Colin, I read a dutch news article and one of the commenters said his bill was going from 200 Euros to 900 by Oct. 1.
Some people were chiding him for using too much energy to begin with and to only take 2 showers a week instead of every day. Also to cook the entire meal in one pot instead of several burners for separate components. Nuts!

Posted by: SnailRacer at September 29, 2022 04:09 AM (sC8ez)

810 Bers, One of the people that went to the medium has a twelve year old daughter who claims that she converses quite frequently with her dead Grandma. Her Grandma "came through" during the session and confirms that she and this little girl converse quite frequently. That scared the crap out of me!!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 03:59 AM (a4EWo)

Wouldn't surprise me at this point. I had 5 hammered disks in my neck. I had 2 really bad episodes. The first one took 3 years to heal, and the second one happened a few months before my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I was in bad shape. The morning after she died I pretty much woke up with a new body, all traces of the neck injuries vanished, like it never happened, ever. That one pushed me from agnostic to holy shit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 04:12 AM (VwHCD)

811 And delivering 25 tons of freight (one truckload) with a 20 mule team 165 miles over 10 days.

Posted by: yep at September 29, 2022 04:12 AM (G4fHR)

812 Skip, That is a beautiful table, elm no less, gorgeous wood.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 04:17 AM (a4EWo)

813 Especially nice that the wood-carver's son is so proud of his dad that he's posting the photo for the whole world to see.

Posted by: m at September 29, 2022 04:20 AM (8rTNG)

814 The table to me looked like a chocolate creation, absolutely gorgeous

Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2022 04:20 AM (xhxe8)

815 Bers, I so want to be a good mom like that in the afterlife.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 04:21 AM (a4EWo)

816 The residential distribution networks can't handle that much extra load. Imagine all the houses in an area running one or two extra dryers all night long.

It ain't gonna happen. Even if there were enough generation and tranmission capacity (which there isn't), the local distribution networks couldn't handle it.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 29, 2022 04:07 AM (Mzdiz)

And that electric bill is gonna suck

Posted by: a dude in MI at September 29, 2022 04:25 AM (+I6Y/)

817 Bers, I so want to be a good mom like that in the afterlife.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 04:21 AM (a4EWo)

yeah I don't know how she did it or she made a deal with, but I was practically crippled. My left side was trashed. Barely could raise my arm, forget playing guitar, my fingers were numb, couldn't turn my head. It was bad. Woke up that morning and *poof* all gone. Like it never happened.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2022 04:27 AM (VwHCD)

818 Did I leave the seat up, did I leave the seat down? Yes, I flushed. Stop your nagging, woman!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 29, 2022 04:29 AM (z+OQR)

819 Also to cook the entire meal in one pot instead of several burners for separate components. Nuts!

Posted by: SnailRacer at September 29, 2022 04:09 AM (sC8ez)


Gruel! It's what's for dinner!

But they probably will ban nuts, though. Too many people with allergies so they'll have to ban nuts to keep everyone safe.

Posted by: RickZ at September 29, 2022 04:33 AM (emlEe)

820 I could be assigned to a much lower level position in the afterlife, my power could be somewhat limited I fear. Anyway, little twinge in my left side is telling me that I should go lie down and attempt to sleep. See you all later.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 29, 2022 04:34 AM (a4EWo)

821 >>>In other news, I see some of the power providers in Washington State are saying the grid in their state isn't equipped to handle the states demand that all cars and trucks go electric by 2035. Minor detail for the government and environmentalists. Just stay home and get the horse and buggy ready, is probably what the governor says.

>They're going out of their way to sever ties to Colstrip coal-fired turbines in Montana, so let them fire up the wind turbines.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 29, 2022 04:35 AM (z+OQR)

822 Morning ,all! Good work -- over 800 comments.

There were some Westerns on that "Best 35" list that I need to look up. I'd add Face of a Fugitive w/ Fred MacMurray to the list, though.

'Tis Thursday; my boss will be back today, so I can't tiptoe out early. Oh, well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at September 29, 2022 04:38 AM (c6xtn)

823 I should go back to bed, thought I had to leave a little after 5am, it's 6am now that read message correctly

Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2022 04:43 AM (xhxe8)

824 Big black Stirling is keeping me company this morning, curled on the floor. But he sprawled across and slept in my lap during Buffy last evening, and slept by my side at least part of the night. He is really shaping up to be a worthy successor to the great black Wolf cat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at September 29, 2022 04:49 AM (c6xtn)

825 Noodus pixyana

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at September 29, 2022 04:51 AM (c6xtn)

826 How else are you going to write your name in the snow?

I worked with a lady in Seattle back in the 90's. She would write her name in the snow "Julie". It involved a lot of scuttling around like a crab. Then at the end, she would leap! And stick the landing to dot the "i".

It was a thing to behold.

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