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Dreaming in Daylight,
Roman Loranc

Hard to watch: A complete jagoff decides to stop and turn backwards on a high speed highway to make a turn he missed. The damage he causes is huge. But at least he didn't have to drive an extra five miles and take the next exit!

I call that the "Joe Biden Maneuver."

A Beautiful Mind.


Breakfast guests.

Another "flying car." Not really what I'm thinking of a flying car. I'm afraid I must insist on full repulsor technology.

I worry about Chinese engineering.

Wait -- is ping-pong badass?

Boop!

Wuh? I look forward to Mission: Impossible 7 when they use this to steal the presidential limo.

Again! Again! Again!

Monkey is amazed by the lamest "magic" "tricks" in the world. If you show him the "detachable finger" gag, his head would explode.

Correction: This is the way they want us to shop wearing AR ("augmented reality") goggles. Augmented reality goggles will superimpose computer generated imagery on to the real images of the world you're seeing. So you could play a game with Pokemons you can see hiding in your yard or whatnot. But the Steve Zuckerbrin types are dreaming up ways to make their stupid toys integral to your lives, like smartphones are now. Hence, attempting to create some need to wear a $1000 pair of AR glasses when you're just going to the supermarket to buy dog food and diapers. So they can have computer generated cartoon characters "interact" with you and sell you some more dumb shit.

Sound off: Polar bear and cub. The music that plays is so cloying you'll want to kill yourself. I think it's Phil Collins from his bad period.

"I. Am. A. Goose. And. I. Own. Your. Weakling. Asses."

Bipedal robot -- which is just legs with no body, which is odd-looking -- runs the 100 meter dash in 25 seconds. The human world record is about 9.8 seconds. Pretty respectable. Obviously robots will shred the human record in five or eight years.

The fastest reader in the world...? Um, doubt.

Pigs in Space, 1980, with special guest star.


Some apolcalyptic weather here:


thirtytwostrokesoflightningkualalampur.jpg
32 photos of lightning strokes
over Kuala Lampur,
stacked as one image

Posted by: Ace at 07:26 PM




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1 first ish

Posted by: gnats local 678 at October 14, 2022 07:28 PM (kFrCu)

2 GNATS

Posted by: kactus at October 14, 2022 07:29 PM (7APlw)

3 "Don't know why, there's no sun up in the sky..."

Posted by: gdgm+ at October 14, 2022 07:29 PM (1FoCx)

4 migrated

Posted by: Ciampino --- Vet has several meanings at October 14, 2022 07:30 PM (qfLjt)

5 Willowed:

Just caught some of the Walker/Warnock debate.

I'm pleased as can be that Walker is more composed than "reverend" Warnock. The "reverend" just tried defending abortion at any time and said the exam room is only big enough for the woman and her doctor, and not the government.

Walker came back with this: "You're leaving out the baby that's in there. And you don't want the government involved, but you want taxpayers to pay for the abortion. That's bringing the government into the room."

BOOM.

I don't know who prepped him, but they did great.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 14, 2022 07:30 PM (ptqGC)

6 inventions that never caught on: the biden brain enhancer.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at October 14, 2022 07:30 PM (kFrCu)

7 "I. Am. A. Goose. And. I. Own. Your. Weakling. Asses."

Mirabile dictu, I'm no longer impressed by bullfighting after this.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 14, 2022 07:30 PM (KLPy8)

8 Called the others in the thread below.

Posted by: gdgm+ at October 14, 2022 07:31 PM (1FoCx)

9 Good evening, horde. Happy Friday!

Four days til road trip!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at October 14, 2022 07:32 PM (OX9vb)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2022 07:33 PM (T4tVD)

11 I've got a front page banner ad, and the young woman's rectum is on fire.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 14, 2022 07:34 PM (z+OQR)

12 A complete jagoff decides to stop and turn backwards on a high speed highway to make a turn he missed.

I've seen something like that more than once in my years on the road. Only Darwin would understand.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 07:34 PM (Xrfse)

13 Could lighting strikes be timer or that much all at once?

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 07:35 PM (xhxe8)

14 my brother in Christ, it's your president.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 07:36 PM (OuH7W)

15 they key to doing stupid things and not killing everyone is to be very smart when you do it.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 07:37 PM (OuH7W)

16 I would love to try that water slide

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 07:37 PM (xhxe8)

17 if there was an internet in 1994, I have to wonder if they would've been like "I can't believe slick willy's going to keep the senate"

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 07:37 PM (OuH7W)

18 13 Could lighting strikes be timer or that much all at once?
Posted by: Skip

I just looked at it again, and re-read the caption:

32 photos of lightning strokes
over Kuala Lampur,
stacked as one image

So, photos of multiple strikes. Looks pretty awesome.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at October 14, 2022 07:38 PM (OX9vb)

19 Lightning over Kuala Lampur? Lady Thor at THAT time of the Month?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2022 07:38 PM (oHd/0)

20 I would love to try that water slide
Posted by: Skip

Its faster in January....

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2022 07:39 PM (T4tVD)

21 A fine palate cleanser to the awful stuff on the previous thread.

Posted by: NR Pax at October 14, 2022 07:39 PM (fC4d3)

22 A complete jagoff decides to stop and turn backwards on a high speed highway to make a turn he missed. The damage he causes is huge. But at least he didn't have to drive an extra five miles and take the next exit!

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Dude, they wouldn't call them freeways if there were rules.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Smarter Than Lumpy Fetterman! at October 14, 2022 07:39 PM (FVME7)

23 32 photos of lightning strokes
over Kuala Lampur,
stacked as one image

So, photos of multiple strikes. Looks pretty awesome.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at October 14, 2022 07:38 PM (OX9vb)

My guess is High speed digital surveillance camera... then take the individual frames and merge...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2022 07:39 PM (oHd/0)

24 Very creative photography

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 07:39 PM (xhxe8)

25 from the polls bitching in the other post, memba, we gotta control for the 14-29 districts that are allowed to cheat at will and not turn in their data.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 07:41 PM (OuH7W)

26 Hello Horde!

Went for a drive to take in all the gorgeous fall colors today. The trees were almost frigid pink, hyper orange, and acid lemon. Maybe the sudden onset of cold weather amped up the colors? The leaves are certainly falling fast and we're due for frost next week.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 14, 2022 07:41 PM (Dc2NZ)

27 attn cnn: keith olbermann is available and will have his mother help with the laundry.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at October 14, 2022 07:41 PM (kFrCu)

28 And the Lonnngggg Glass Slide? could never be done in the US... some jag off would say 'here, hold my beer, while I stand up in it....'

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2022 07:42 PM (oHd/0)

29 3 weeks before the election, the political doom trolls have arrived.

Willowed response to comment about the "tossup" Senate seats.

Depending on who you talk to, the following seats are in "contention": GA, PA, NC, NH, OH, WI, CO, NV, AZ, WA.

Races that the GOP will win, they are over: NC, OH, WI.

Races that are trending strong to GOP (75%+ chance of winning): GA, NC, AZ

Races that are moving toward the GOP strongly: PA, NH

Races where Democrats are spending money and bringing Biden/Harris to campaign: WA, CO, PA

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2022 07:44 PM (5p7BC)

30 Error, the strong to GOP is NV not NC.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2022 07:44 PM (5p7BC)

31 The leaves are certainly falling fast and we're due for frost next week.

Forecast here for Tuesday includes a chance of snow. Ugh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 07:45 PM (Xrfse)

32 Another "flying car." Not really what I'm thinking of a flying car. I'm afraid I must insist on full repulsor technology.

One off demo unit, which is really just a scaled up drone with the controls on the inside instead of a remote control head. Might be useful as a very short taxi service with the understanding that it returns to base to recharge after every trip.

And if the battery goes dead mid-flight, so do you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 14, 2022 07:45 PM (Bd6X8)

33 Ugh...Just finished watching Rangz of POWAH!

Just an awful show from start to finish...

The writers clearly never read Tolkien and it's doubtful they've read anything more complex than Brenda's Beaver Needs a Barber.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 14, 2022 07:45 PM (K5n5d)

34 Just below Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River are some old pilings that extend about a hundred feet off the river bank. They are just below the surface.
One Sunday a buddy of mine put on a fake beard and wrapped himself in a white sheet and had another guy fire up his boat take him out to the farthest one log.
And there he stood, and walked from one upright to another. The tops were just a few inches below the water level.
it caused a huge traffic jam.
Hilarious.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 14, 2022 07:46 PM (anj39)

35 And the Lonnngggg Glass Slide? could never be done in the US... some jag off would say 'here, hold my beer, while I stand up in it....'
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2022 07:42 PM (oHd/0)
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Or, more likely, some Karen would complain to the manager about getting a hangnail from it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 14, 2022 07:46 PM (K5n5d)

36 Evenin' Horde!

Back from my dr appointment. Waiting on the a1c results, but I weighed in at 198.9 lbs. Still probably need to drop a bit more, but it's the first time I've seen the south side of 200 in many years.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 14, 2022 07:46 PM (uPgE/)

37 I think people are mixing up Gen Z and Gen Y. I don't believe there are hardly any zoomers in the work force at this point.

Posted by: Max Power at October 14, 2022 07:47 PM (k7+BO)

38 Piggggs innnnnn spaaaaaaaace...

Loved that skit

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2022 07:47 PM (BgMrQ)

39 Are those left over from a fish ladder? I know there were some in the area.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 14, 2022 07:47 PM (5HBd1)

40 Diogenes, great story!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2022 07:48 PM (6uHOw)

41 Buzz buzz buzz

Fucking happy now?

Posted by: Brenda at October 14, 2022 07:48 PM (u73oe)

42 31 The leaves are certainly falling fast and we're due for frost next week.

Forecast here for Tuesday includes a chance of snow. Ugh.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 07:45 PM (Xrfse)

I meant to say SNOW. When I was a kid we often had deep snow by Thanksgiving. Bet this year too. Why, it's like the warm and cold periods occur in cycles!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 14, 2022 07:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

43 Sorry, fish wheel. They used those to catch salmon.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 14, 2022 07:49 PM (5HBd1)

44 Piggggs innnnnn spaaaaaaaace...

Loved that skit
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2022 07:47 PM (BgMrQ)
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The enigmatic Dr. Strangepork was my favorite character in those sketches...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 14, 2022 07:49 PM (K5n5d)

45 Modems can definitely be hacked, and that is a vulnerability in this election, but if republicans claim the modems were hacked it is just more unfounded claims:

While there’ve been no reports of modems being hacked in previous elections, the vulnerabilities are well known, and hackers have the tools to exploit them.

And the mere existence of these modem vulnerabilities could make it easier for Trump allies to disrupt the midterm elections and future contests with more unfounded hacking claims, say some former election officials.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 07:50 PM (TiGPW)

46 April, can't wait to have a glass of wine with you.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2022 07:50 PM (6uHOw)

47 "We're going to need a bigger couch."

Posted by: Flyover's Kohlrabi at October 14, 2022 07:50 PM (Rbu5d)

48 Back from my dr appointment. Waiting on the a1c results, but I weighed in at 198.9 lbs. Still probably need to drop a bit more, but it's the first time I've seen the south side of 200 in many years.

Bra-vo, sir! Excellent work.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 14, 2022 07:50 PM (Bd6X8)

49 12 A complete jagoff decides to stop and turn backwards on a high speed highway to make a turn he missed.

I've seen something like that more than once in my years on the road. Only Darwin would understand.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 07:34 PM (Xrfse)

I saw a guy with a multi horse trailer, trying to pull a U-Turn on I-290 today.

Traffic was brutal, I have no idea how he planned on completing the maneuver without killing the horses.

And there was an exit a mile down the road...

#idiot

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2022 07:51 PM (BgMrQ)

50 No One of Consequence- hope your feeling better from the loss enough to keep going

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 07:51 PM (xhxe8)

51 Another "flying car."

-
It says it carries two people but show it Tank and Lizzo and it'll run and hide.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Smarter Than Lumpy Fetterman! at October 14, 2022 07:51 PM (FVME7)

52 Why, it's like the warm and cold periods occur in cycles!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 14, 2022 07:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

And it seems like there's a name for it...thinking...thinking...oh, yeah--SEASONS!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at October 14, 2022 07:51 PM (OX9vb)

53 Another "flying car." Not really what I'm thinking of a flying car. I'm afraid I must insist on full repulsor technology.


A lot of money being sunk into this industry. Expected to be a $20billion business by 2030.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 14, 2022 07:51 PM (anj39)

54 46 April, can't wait to have a glass of wine with you.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2022 07:50 PM (6uHOw)

Same!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at October 14, 2022 07:52 PM (OX9vb)

55 And the Lonnngggg Glass Slide? could never be done in the US... some jag off would say 'here, hold my beer, while I stand up in it....'

I want to see how it fares in a hailstorm. Not the pea sized hailstones, the big softball sized (or bigger) ones like they get out on the plains.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 14, 2022 07:52 PM (Bd6X8)

56 Back from my dr appointment. Waiting on the a1c results, but I weighed in at 198.9 lbs. Still probably need to drop a bit more, but it's the first time I've seen the south side of 200 in many years.

-
Well, I'm under 200 kg.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Smarter Than Lumpy Fetterman! at October 14, 2022 07:52 PM (FVME7)

57 No One of Consequence, Good for you and keep up the good work.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2022 07:52 PM (6uHOw)

58 And it seems like there's a name for it...thinking...thinking...oh, yeah--SEASONS!
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at October 14, 2022 07:51 PM (OX9vb)
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LOL, that too, but I was thinking more long term cycles, as winters seem to be a bit sportier of late.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 14, 2022 07:52 PM (Dc2NZ)

59 Wait -- is ping-pong badass?
Posted by: Ace


In case you're not one of the 35M people who watched it already.....

https://youtu.be/ZS3O0OOn0a0

The crazier stuff starts around the 7:00 mark.

Posted by: mikeski at October 14, 2022 07:53 PM (P1f+c)

60 29 3 weeks before the election, the political doom trolls have arrived.

///

Goddammn, it's 3 weeks already, but it's mid July, summmer...oh shit.

Anyway, like I said, you can tell something's up because the twitter commie trend newsfeed all of the sudden is writing about how there are 8 senate seats that could affect biden now.

back in feb they were like "maybe the GOP gets Ga"

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 07:53 PM (OuH7W)

61 The subpoena is how the State will finally murder Trump. They'll attempt to arrest him like he was an abortion clinic protester, and will "be forced" to shoot him for "resisting arrest" like the insurrectionist he is.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 14, 2022 07:54 PM (frr40)

62 26 Hello Horde!

Went for a drive to take in all the gorgeous fall colors today. The trees were almost frigid pink, hyper orange, and acid lemon. Maybe the sudden onset of cold weather amped up the colors? The leaves are certainly falling fast and we're due for frost next week.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 14, 2022 07:41 PM (Dc2NZ)

Those aren't real colors you know...

Posted by: Muriel Blandings at October 14, 2022 07:54 PM (BgMrQ)

63 Ugh...Just finished watching Rangz of POWAH!

///

my review: A pleasing absence of wang.

also, a deeper review: I don't get it. What? The mountain blew up because of ...checks notes... water?

The plot is a bit shit. whatever.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 07:54 PM (OuH7W)

64 I love watching tornado videos on YT. I think Pecos Hank is the best.

Posted by: Flyover's Kohlrabi at October 14, 2022 07:54 PM (Rbu5d)

65 rusty rusty rusty, shh...

the deepstate, probably

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 07:55 PM (OuH7W)

66 That Ping Pong video is amazing. Running around the table and still returning was unreal.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2022 07:55 PM (5p7BC)

67 50 No One of Consequence- hope your feeling better from the loss enough to keep going
Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 07:51 PM (xhxe

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

Definitely want to keep going, maybe another 10 lbs. I know the BMI calc says I should be around 175 at most, but I remember that from my college days. It was not a good look for me.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 14, 2022 07:56 PM (uPgE/)

68 "I worry about Chinese engineering..." Dull. They're taking chances, innovating, learning, killing a few unfortunate people - just like American manufacturing evolved. They will sadly surpass the next American dumbbell generation. Make your plans accordingly.

Posted by: Trolling Jingo Ukie-Biden-Bots for fun and profit at October 14, 2022 07:57 PM (/JeXj)

69 👍🏻

Posted by: Marcus T at October 14, 2022 07:57 PM (T0jQj)

70 Stay warm Eris !

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2022 07:57 PM (T4tVD)

71 >>>The fastest reader in the world...?

I think the first video response to that one sums it up.
https://is.gd/ezuB3g

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 14, 2022 07:57 PM (gv7Yb)

72 I don't know who prepped him, but they did great.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 14, 2022 07:30 PM (ptqGC)

Rick Scott, if you can believe it.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 14, 2022 07:58 PM (qH6FZ)

73 👍

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 07:58 PM (Xrfse)

74 29...Races where Democrats are spending money and bringing Biden/Harris to campaign: WA, CO, PA
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2022 07:44 PM (5p7BC)

Dave, I would think bringing Joe or Kammie in to campaign would be like the Obama kiss of death... wouldn't it?

Posted by: Flyover's Kohlrabi at October 14, 2022 07:58 PM (Rbu5d)

75 Just got my a1c results. Back in the normal range! Doc is taking me off my diabetes meds. Hopefully, I can stick to the better diet.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 14, 2022 07:58 PM (uPgE/)

76 75 Just got my a1c results. Back in the normal range! Doc is taking me off my diabetes meds. Hopefully, I can stick to the better diet.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 14, 2022 07:58 PM (uPgE/)

***golf clap***

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2022 08:00 PM (BgMrQ)

77 LOL, that too, but I was thinking more long term cycles, as winters seem to be a bit sportier of late.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 14, 2022 07:52 PM (Dc2NZ)

Oh, haha, yes. I remember very snowy Ohio winters. But also playing football in shirtsleeves on Thanksgiving. So, yeah. It's like people can't remember from one year to the next that it's not always the same.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at October 14, 2022 08:00 PM (OX9vb)

78 31 The leaves are certainly falling fast and we're due for frost next week.

Forecast here for Tuesday includes a chance of snow. Ugh.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 07:45 PM (Xrfse)

We had our first frost last week . Lows aren't supposed to hit even 45 in the next ten days.

Posted by: Flyover's Kohlrabi at October 14, 2022 08:00 PM (Rbu5d)

79 Excellent to hear Jane. There hasn't been polling I trust out of Georgia recently, but the fundamentals have been telling me Walker should be holding a 2 or 3 point lead at least. But he needed a good debate.

You knew Warnock would be terrible. The gall of that guy calling himself Reverend.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2022 08:01 PM (5p7BC)

80 36...Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 14, 2022 07:46 PM (uPgE/)

Congratulations! That's great news. Keep going!

Posted by: Flyover's Kohlrabi at October 14, 2022 08:02 PM (Rbu5d)

81 "I will chew your meat!" Sounds...non threatening, IFYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Oliver Wendell Holmes at October 14, 2022 08:03 PM (S7une)

82 I Can't Even Believe It Rasmussen, I saw it...I'm in shock.

6 states, GOP at least up 3 in each.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 08:03 PM (OuH7W)

83 LOL, that too, but I was thinking more long term cycles, as winters seem to be a bit sportier of late.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

We got off easy last winter....I think we're gonna get MOIDERED this year !

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2022 08:03 PM (T4tVD)

84 Yeah, I have to admit. I can't see Biden actually helping them in WA, OR, CO, or PA.

But what else do they have? If they were winning comfortably, they wouldn't be bringing someone with a 36% approval rating to town. It has a huge chance of backfiring.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2022 08:04 PM (5p7BC)

85 Yeah, well I just lost twenty pounds by trimming my beaver.

Posted by: Brenda at October 14, 2022 08:04 PM (u73oe)

86 bringing someone with a 36% approval rating to town. It has a huge chance of backfiring.

//

how is "tying a candidate to trump" going to work in states that trump carried?

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 14, 2022 08:04 PM (OuH7W)

87 Both the mid-range and tractor truck driver over compensated neither of them should have wrecked. Note the big bus that smoothly goes 'round the idiot car.

In a just world red truck would have plowed through the car.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 14, 2022 08:05 PM (HO/bY)

88 56 Back from my dr appointment. Waiting on the a1c results, but I weighed in at 198.9 lbs. Still probably need to drop a bit more, but it's the first time I've seen the south side of 200 in many years.

-
Well, I'm under 200 kg.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Smarter Than Lumpy Fetterman! at October 14, 2022 07:52 PM (FVME7)

Under 20 stone.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2022 08:05 PM (qyH+l)

89 I would love to try that water slide

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 07:37 PM (xhxe


That railing ain't no way high enough.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2022 08:05 PM (JOtiF)

90 But what else do they have? If they were winning comfortably, they wouldn't be bringing someone with a 36% approval rating to town. It has a huge chance of backfiring.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2022 08:04 PM (5p7BC)

Concur.
And they probably had to weigh the desperation measure against the grift value (joe ain't doing this for free) for the sites he appears in. He hasn't got the stamina for but a few.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 14, 2022 08:07 PM (anj39)

91 "Officials at the Treasury Department have launched an investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after he relocated illegal immigrants from the Sunshine State to Martha's Vineyard, claiming he may have improperly used COVID-19 relief funds to do so."

Would these be the same relief funds that Hunter's hooker availed herself of via fraudulent loans?

Just wondering.

Posted by: somedood at October 14, 2022 08:09 PM (P69fT)

92 Bribe'em stumping for candidates in ultra-blue states looks pretty desperate.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2022 08:09 PM (6uHOw)

93 OK, we've reached peak electioneering.

The dude who's running against Nadler in NYC, put out a campaign SEX TAPE.

It's on Barstool, I'm not gonna link it.

C'mon...you can't write this shit and be believable.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2022 08:10 PM (BgMrQ)

94 I'm not honestly expecting non-moonbat candidates to pull it off in WA, and to a lesser extent OR. The voting is just too crooked at the state level and has been for years.

Posted by: somedood at October 14, 2022 08:10 PM (P69fT)

95 Can the world fastest reader build me a book shelf? I didn't think so.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 14, 2022 08:10 PM (z+OQR)

96 >>The dude who's running against Nadler in NYC, put out a campaign SEX TAPE.

Two democrats one cup

Posted by: Aviator at October 14, 2022 08:11 PM (HQ9Sl)

97 Monkey is amazed by the lamest "magic" "tricks" in the world. If you show him the "detachable finger" gag, his head would explode./i]

It's not unlike Dems having it explained to them why their policies will result in catastrophe, but simply not being able to grasp it.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 08:11 PM (ayzS/)

98 That "helicopter boat" is called a "towed gyrocopter". And they did catch on, to the extent that nearly everyone who really, really wanted one, and could afford it, got one. The market is pretty small for toys of that nature.

And electrically-powered scuba tows are still a thing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 08:12 PM (5NbfA)

99 Cops in Atl were mugging passengers in the jetways. They would wait at the end, just before you enter the aircraft. Pick someone out of line, demand their ID and boarding pass then ask to look through your carry on. Of course you had the right to say no. But you are holding up a boarding airplane, trying to make your connecting flight and probably tired and hungry. So you say "yes" just to avoid more hassle. The cops take any cash they find as civil asset forfeiture, and dare you to come back to Atl to fight for it back. They did it 430 times in 1 year. Took in thousands of $, only caught 3 with drugs, and 2 of them only had a bottle of prescription pills, but could not produce a written prescription to prove it was theirs.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 08:12 PM (TiGPW)

100 So its 1990 and I'm going to a wedding in Ft. Lauderdale. I'm in the back seat with my mom and my elderly cousin from Montreal (who lived in FL 6 months a year) was driving on 95.

He gets lost and decides to stop in the gore point of an exit to check the map. Mom and I are clutching each other certain it is our final moments on earth and we are about to die. Somehow we got to the wedding.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 14, 2022 08:13 PM (EZebt)

101 My thought is that WA and OR don't have a fraud machine in place. They are typically reliably blue, so don't sweat elections. This year it is close, and they don't have a way of fortifying the votes, and can't muster one in time so call out Unkie Joe as a hail mary.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 08:16 PM (TiGPW)

102 A complete jagoff decides to stop and turn backwards on a high speed highway to make a turn he missed.

I've seen something like that more than once in my years on the road. Only Darwin would understand.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 07:34 PM (Xrfse)

That driver was a complete idiot. One should never stop and try to reverse in a traffic lane. Go on to the next exit, and double back, for fuck's sake. But if he absolutely had to do it, he should have preceded forward, edged over into the breakdown lane, and then cautiously reversed in the breakdown lane, with emergency flashers on, taking advantage of breaks in traffic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 08:17 PM (5NbfA)

103 >>The dude who's running against Nadler in NYC, put out a campaign SEX TAPE.

Two democrats one cup
Posted by: Aviator

Deep Democrat.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Smarter Than Lumpy Fetterman! at October 14, 2022 08:18 PM (FVME7)

104 Lighting is saying...

F**K THESE ANODES IN PARTICULAR!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2022 08:19 PM (up/3i)

105 Some, OK most of those weather events look terrifying biblical

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 08:19 PM (xhxe8)

106 @101

>> My thought is that WA and OR don't have a fraud machine in place.

Dino Rossi wave hello.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2022 08:20 PM (up/3i)

107 And if the battery goes dead mid-flight, so do you.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 14, 2022 07:45 PM (Bd6X

I have grave doubts that multi-copters of that type can land on auto-rotation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 08:20 PM (5NbfA)

108 And with these 'augmented reality goggles,' the junta can digitally paste over all the filth and decay of Democrat government in blue cities.

Until they mask the giant pothole...

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2022 08:21 PM (eJHPe)

109 most of those weather events look terrifying biblical

And I'll bet most of them are from the US, specifically tornado alley. We're number one when it comes to extreme weather!

Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 08:21 PM (ayzS/)

110 0:53 in the weather events video...

What

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 14, 2022 08:21 PM (YJwUM)

111 It's been awhile since Rossi. There are some folks fed up with the crime and homeless problem. And I think Inslee still has Covid emergency powers.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 08:21 PM (uz3Px)

112 I'm not honestly expecting non-moonbat candidates to pull it off in WA, and to a lesser extent OR. The voting is just too crooked at the state level and has been for years.
Posted by: somedood at October 14, 2022 08:10 PM (P69fT)

It'll never happen. I agree- too much cheating.

Posted by: LASue at October 14, 2022 08:21 PM (Ed8Zd)

113 Saw my first flying car on, 'You Asked for It', brought to you by Skippy Peanut Butter.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 14, 2022 08:22 PM (HO/bY)

114 And with these 'augmented reality goggles,' the junta can digitally paste over all the filth and decay of Democrat government in blue cities.


Was that supposed to be appealing? If so, it failed miserably. They'd have to pay me to wear those damn things. It's like being in a casino.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 08:23 PM (ayzS/)

115 And with these 'augmented reality goggles,' the junta can digitally paste over all the filth and decay of Democrat government in blue cities.
Until they mask the giant pothole...
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2022 08:21 PM (eJHPe)


"It is possible to ignore reality, what is impossible is to ignore the consequences of ignoring reality"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 08:23 PM (xhaym)

116 A "true" flying car fits in your briefcase.

This is known.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 14, 2022 08:25 PM (BFigT)

117 0:53 in the weather events video...

What


It looks like the scene in the Day After Tomorrow, when the enormous storm is rolling in. Either that or the tsunami in Interstellar.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 08:25 PM (ayzS/)

118 My suspicion is that there's a better chance in OR than WA. Portland doesn't match the size of the cities in Puget Sound. People are leaving Portland and property owners are fed up.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 08:25 PM (uz3Px)

119 "Officials at the Treasury Department have launched an investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after he relocated illegal immigrants from the Sunshine State to Martha's Vineyard, claiming he may have improperly used COVID-19 relief funds to do so."

Would these be the same relief funds that Hunter's hooker availed herself of via fraudulent loans?

Just wondering.
Posted by: somedood at October 14, 2022 08:09 PM (P69fT)

Since the illegal immigrants are apt to be Covid carriers, using Covid relief money to make them unass the State is exactly a right proper use of such funds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 08:26 PM (5NbfA)

120 washington state is where they invented the 'oh golly lookit all these ballots forgotten in some poll workers trunk' maneuver.

gotta be 20 years ago, innit?

brought the demonrat over the wire by a hundred votes statewide.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 14, 2022 08:26 PM (8oyo2)

121 @111

>> It's been awhile since Rossi.

Washington has universal mail in voting, so they can conjure the number of votes they need if they want to steal the election.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2022 08:27 PM (up/3i)

122 TX is trying to get their social media censorship bill before SCOTUS. They allowed the 11th circuit to put a stay on it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 08:27 PM (TiGPW)

123 Back around 1990 I drove a big truck for a couple of years. Pretty big outfit, over a thousand trucks. Company policy, written in their manual, was; do not try to dodge anything, if you can't stop, run over it. In their experience that did less harm.

Posted by: Javems at October 14, 2022 08:27 PM (AmoqO)

124 Oh, haha, yes. I remember very snowy Ohio winters. But also playing football in shirtsleeves on Thanksgiving.

A tradition for me every year for many years. I still have hilarious photos of our Annual Drumstick Bowl. In one, I'm triumphantly covered in mud, football in hand. Great times, they were.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 08:27 PM (Xrfse)

125 Re the growing up in the 80s pic in the last thread: This is common. What the media decides is the "look" of a decade has little to do with the actual way things looked at the time away from the richest and hippest people and their personal spaces. I have seen pics of the crowd at a Doors concert in 1968 and the audience looked like 1962, short hair, button shirts and plastic glasses. In the late 70s in WI, the "cool edgy rock kids" looked.like what the media will tell you 1970 looked like. And yeah, in the 80s normal people's houses looked like what the media tells you things looked like in the 60s and 70s. Everybody didn't dress like Fonzie in the 50s, either.

Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:27 PM (3/XaG)

126 Yes, Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi. Keep counting till you find enough. I want to see if Joe Kent wins.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 08:28 PM (uz3Px)

127 Posted by: sock_rat_eez

That was MN with Franken.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 08:28 PM (TiGPW)

128 "If you showed him the detachable finger trick his head would explode."

Just imagine if you showed him the detachable penis.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2022 08:30 PM (WcN3T)

129 Posted by: sock_rat_eez

And Florida, specifically Broward and Miami-Dade counties, is where they invented the "Whoopsie! Look at all these Republican ballots hidden behind file cabinet drawers from the election three years ago!"

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 14, 2022 08:30 PM (YJwUM)

130 Everybody didn't dress like Fonzie in the 50s, either.
Posted by: azjaeger

leather shortage ?

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2022 08:30 PM (T4tVD)

131 Just imagine if you showed him the detachable penis.

Yes, just imagine.

Posted by: Lorena Bobbit at October 14, 2022 08:32 PM (KFhLj)

132 Everybody didn't dress like Fonzie in the 50s, either.
Posted by: azjaeger



in fairness. how do you know?

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 08:32 PM (JLU16)

133 Remembered I wanted to watch the Ford Lightning video from this morning. Too funny really

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 08:32 PM (xhxe8)

134 On this date 75 years ago, Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=132151

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2022 08:33 PM (eJHPe)

135 I remember Happy Days and doubt anyone dressed like the show cast in the 50s

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 08:33 PM (xhxe8)

136 , Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier.



in fairness, he did have substantial benefit from the firs 30 guys the crackd it by flying into it over and over again.

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 08:34 PM (JLU16)

137 And I'll bet most of them are from the US, specifically tornado alley. We're number one when it comes to extreme weather!
Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 08:21 PM (ayzS/)

The very first tornado in that video is one that passed by the town of Three Hills, Alberta, a few years ago. Damaged some nearby farm buildings, the town was not hit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 08:34 PM (5NbfA)

138 130 Everybody didn't dress like Fonzie in the 50s, either.
Posted by: azjaeger

leather shortage ?

Dunno what changed exactly, but anything leather used to be really pricy until the mid 90s so yeah, I guess you could say there was a leather shortage. They must have figured out some way to make leather much cheaper right around then.

Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:35 PM (3/XaG)

139 It's still hard to believe the Rossi/Gregoire that was stolen by Buick's showing up with votes is almost 20 years ago.

Amazing.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2022 08:35 PM (up/3i)

140 One of the local Portland news shows has been running a series on the homeless camps. They did one on a family that had squatters take over their house. They've shown local groups trying to come up with solutions. They interview people in the area and they are tired of it. There are people in the camps that are violent and threatening. My favorite was the one where the homeless couple they interviewed went back and stole all the electronics from the news crew car. And it took the cops about an hour to get there. It's not a normal election there.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 08:36 PM (uz3Px)

141 Anna Puma

Thank you for remembering. That was when test pilots were climbing that ziggurat.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 08:37 PM (u82oZ)

142 Fantastic stuff from those special effects

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 08:38 PM (xhxe8)

143 We didn't dress like the Fonze. We dressed like Davy Crockett.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 08:38 PM (uz3Px)

144
in fairness. how do you know?
Posted by: confederatefifth

Because I was a kid at the height of FonzieMania and my dad, who graduated in 52, made it very clear to me that if there were any "Fonzies" in Milwaukee at that time, he never saw them. Casual was Richie Cunningham style, and if a kid wanted to look good, he wore a sport coat and tie. Blue collar family, BTW

Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:39 PM (3/XaG)

145 There is not a Miklosian woman who is as old or badly dressed as Dr. DOCTOR Jill.

Posted by: Miklos willo have the Notarized at the Waffle House later at October 14, 2022 08:39 PM (M5sIu)

146 It's still hard to believe the Rossi/Gregoire that was stolen by Buick's showing up with votes is almost 20 years ago.

Amazing.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Things are more likely to happen if they have happened before.

Posted by: Stuff Miklos tells chicks who did it that one time at October 14, 2022 08:41 PM (M5sIu)

147 Because I was a kid at the height of FonzieMania and my dad, who graduated in 52, made it very clear to me that if there were any "Fonzies" in Milwaukee at that time, he never saw them. Casual was Richie Cunningham style, and if a kid wanted to look good, he wore a sport coat and tie. Blue collar family, BTW
Posted by: a


in fairness, fair enough, however, even in the show fonzie is the 1 guy that dresses that way everybody else dresses the same as richie.

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 08:41 PM (JLU16)

148 Scott Crossfield did some pretty amazing things as well.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 08:42 PM (Xrfse)

149 in fairness, fair enough, however, even in the show fonzie is the 1 guy that dresses that way everybody else dresses the same as richie.
Posted by: confederatefifth

But his sister moved to Hawaii and married a guy from Kenya.

Posted by: Rejected Miklosian Sitcom Scripts at October 14, 2022 08:44 PM (M5sIu)

150 Monkey is amazed by the lamest "magic" "tricks" in the world. If you show him the "detachable finger" gag, his head would explode.


AHA! Now we know how Homo Sapiens quickly got rid of the Neanderthals, Denisovans, and the Heidelbergensis: Ancient Sapiens magicians drove those lesser homonids crazy then suicidal using the vanishing object trick and card tricks using thin sheets of bark painted with spots of deer blood! No fighting required. "Neanderthal guests, our next act tonight is The Amazing Thag!"

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 08:44 PM (AMIL/)

151 "But the Steve Zuckerbrin types are dreaming up ways to make their stupid toys integral to your lives, like smartphones are now. Hence, attempting to create some need to wear a $1000 pair of AR glasses when you're just going to the supermarket to buy dog food and diapers. So they can have computer generated cartoon characters "interact" with you and sell you some more dumb shit."
---

I would prefer the Blade Runner world to the Minority Report world.

Posted by: Javems at October 14, 2022 08:44 PM (AmoqO)

152 On this date 75 years ago, Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=132151
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2022 08:33 PM (eJHPe)
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35 years ago, I was at an air show at Edwards and Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier for us in a Phantom II.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2022 08:45 PM (to2dd)

153 136 , Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier.

in fairness, he did have substantial benefit from the firs 30 guys the crackd it by flying into it over and over again.
Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 08:34 PM (JLU16)

Are you comparing Chuck Yeager to the lucky sperm?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 08:46 PM (dNqv+)

154 35 years ago, I was at an air show at Edwards and Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier for us in a Phantom II.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Try to tell the Kids that.

Posted by: Miklos, doing Yeager Sim on iPhone at October 14, 2022 08:47 PM (M5sIu)

155
[Strikes Kuala Lampur from 'Places to visit' list]

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:48 PM (nDCOZ)

156
in fairness, fair enough, however, even in the show fonzie is the 1 guy that dresses that way everybody else dresses the same as richie

My point was that the media always characterizes a decade as looking like some new extreme thing that wasn't really prevalent. So if you say "50s" to a person who wasn't alive or into contemporary history, they think it was all greasers and Elvis, and everyone in the late 60s looked like Janis Joplin or the late period Beatles, and everyone in the 80s had checkerboard orange shirts and giant white sunglasses.

Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:48 PM (3/XaG)

157 Try to tell the Kids that.
Posted by: Miklos, doing Yeager Sim on iPhone at October 14, 2022 08:47 PM (M5sIu)
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They're all right.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2022 08:49 PM (to2dd)

158 My thought is that WA and OR don't have a fraud machine in place. They are typically reliably blue, so don't sweat elections. This year it is close, and they don't have a way of fortifying the votes, and can't muster one in time so call out Unkie Joe as a hail mary.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 08:16 PM (TiGPW)


*waggles hand*
The Secretary of State has a reputation of losing out-of-state ballots like from APO and the like. Also a 100% mail in ballots paired with motor-voter and a surprisingly partisan enforcement of election laws.

For the primary I was tempted to pretend to take a photo of my ballot envelope as I was slipping it into the collection box outside of the courthouse, but I didn't want the hassle

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 08:49 PM (xhaym)

159 American Graffiti is spot on about how folks dressed.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 08:49 PM (uz3Px)

160 [Strikes Kuala Lampur from 'Places to visit' list]
Posted by: Mike Hammer

YU NOT GO NAOW

Posted by: Kualu Lumpur at October 14, 2022 08:49 PM (M5sIu)

161 إسفنج!!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 08:50 PM (llON8)

162 Better turn this off, getting way off my daily schedule
Hope everyone has a great evening

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 08:50 PM (xhxe8)

163 It's been awhile since Rossi. There are some folks fed up with the crime and homeless problem. And I think Inslee still has Covid emergency powers.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 08:21 PM (uz3Px)


So does Kate

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 08:50 PM (xhaym)

164 "But the Steve Zuckerbrin types are dreaming up ways to make their stupid toys integral to your lives, like smartphones are now. Hence, attempting to create some need to wear a $1000 pair of AR glasses when you're just going to the supermarket to buy dog food and diapers. So they can have computer generated cartoon characters "interact" with you and sell you some more dumb shit."
---------

Ah. Soon someone will show up to label you a 'Luddite', and explain that you just do not understand the technology, and thus are not qualified to comment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:51 PM (gMoVp)

165 161 إسفنج!!!
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 08:50 PM (llON
I did not. You can't prove I did. What is it anyway?

Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 08:51 PM (0OP+5)

166 >>> I did not. You can't prove I did. What is it anyway?
Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 08:51 PM (0OP+5)

It's Sponge Gone World Wide.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 08:52 PM (llON8)

167 g'night, Skip !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 14, 2022 08:52 PM (8oyo2)

168 Then again, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) has a Death Sentence against George Soros.

Posted by: Miklos Notes at October 14, 2022 08:52 PM (M5sIu)

169 G'nite, Skip.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 08:53 PM (Xrfse)

170 American Graffiti is spot on about how folks dressed.
Posted by: Notsothoreau
----

Yes, but I do not recall anyone driving a 2CV.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:53 PM (gMoVp)

171 30s to the 60s was an amazing period of aviation development. It wasn't weird for a military pilot to have trained on P-26s and retire having flown an F-4. Now you can have been in for the same time and spent your entire career in the F-16.

Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:53 PM (3/XaG)

172 George Lucas had fantasies.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 08:53 PM (uz3Px)

173
Look at that big ass.
Look at theat big juicy booty.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 14, 2022 08:54 PM (z+OQR)

174 >>> 168 Then again, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) has a Death Sentence against George Soros.

Posted by: Miklos Notes at October 14, 2022 08:52 PM (M5sIu)

Wouldn't it be sad if someone crammed him in a suitcase and tossed that in the cargo hold of the next flight to Malaysia.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 08:54 PM (llON8)

175 105 Some, OK most of those weather events look terrifying biblical

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2022 08:19 PM (xhxe



It's little wonder that ancient humans believed in gods and demons and tried to figure out how to appease them. When your knowledge of physics and meteorology is that things you let go of drop and water falls from grey-colored things in the sky that are always out of your reach, you might believe anything about why.

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 08:54 PM (AMIL/)

176 Ah. Soon someone will show up to label you a 'Luddite', and explain that you just do not understand the technology, and thus are not qualified to comment.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:51 PM (gMoVp)

That was weird. A guy trying to exert social/psychological pressure on a room full of (presumed) older skeptics who don't give a fuck with the additional filter of the internet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 08:54 PM (dNqv+)

177 Then again, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) has a Death Sentence against George Soros.

Posted by: Miklos
----

Well, I *highly* recommend it to him, for multiple reasons.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:54 PM (gMoVp)

178 Hope everyone has a great evening
Posted by: Skip

Sleep with blueberry dreams

Posted by: International Ukrainian Friends of Skip at October 14, 2022 08:54 PM (M5sIu)

179 People in the early 70's dressed liked they are portrayed today. Youngsters like hippies and adults in leisure suits . Late 70's going out clothes were silk shirts and platform shoes. Lot of polyester.

Posted by: polynikes at October 14, 2022 08:54 PM (epFyj)

180 Night skip.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 08:55 PM (dNqv+)

181 ספוג !!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 08:55 PM (llON8)

182 Grandpa had at least two leisure suits in his closet 20 years later.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 08:55 PM (dNqv+)

183
That was weird. A guy trying to exert social/psychological pressure on a room full of (presumed) older skeptics who don't give a fuck with the additional filter of the internet.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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It was amusing. Time-wasting, but kind of amusing. A peek into a marginally damaged psyche.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:56 PM (PoAMp)

184 Ah. Soon someone will show up to label you a 'Luddite', and explain that you just do not understand the technology, and thus are not qualified to comment.

Heh. I wear the distinction with a certain sense of pride. Luddite. Has a nice ring to it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 08:56 PM (Xrfse)

185 in fairness, he did have substantial benefit from the firs 30 guys the crackd it by flying into it over and over again.
Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 08:34 PM (JLU16)


I think an ME-262 may have gone supersonic in a dive and the pilot had to pop his canopy to get control of the plane.
The problem is that at certain speeds there is a compressability problem where the control surfaces don't control the slip stream. Yeager's craft was engineered to handle that problem. as well as having the huge thrust.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 08:56 PM (xhaym)

186 American Graffiti is spot on about how folks dressed.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

It was written about Modesto CA... 30 miles from me... cruised that area a shit ton of times in my 'youth'.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2022 08:56 PM (oHd/0)

187 Late 70's going out clothes were silk shirts and platform shoes. Lot of polyester.
Posted by: polynikes
=----
Jeebers. Not in my circle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:57 PM (PoAMp)

188 מספיק כבר

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 08:57 PM (URhHo)

189 171 30s to the 60s was an amazing period of aviation development. It wasn't weird for a military pilot to have trained on P-26s and retire having flown an F-4. Now you can have been in for the same time and spent your entire career in the F-16.
Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:53 PM (3/XaG)
We used to be a great country. We did things. Amazing things.

Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 08:57 PM (0OP+5)

190 Heh. I wear the distinction with a certain sense of pride. Luddite. Has a nice ring to it.
Posted by: Notorious BFD
-------

I declare it right up front.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:58 PM (PoAMp)

191 >>> 188 מספיק כבר
Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 08:57 PM (URhHo)

not "in fairness"?

disappointed...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 08:58 PM (llON8)

192 not "in fairness"?

disappointed...
Posted by: H

why would I write the same in a different language

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 08:59 PM (URhHo)

193 In the late 70s in Milwaukee, kids party clothes were basically what you would categorize as "grunge". Unless you were a " jock" or a "preppie", in which case you wore alligator polo shirts.

Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:59 PM (3/XaG)

194 Youngsters like hippies and adults in leisure suits .

My Ma once tried to talk my Pop into a leisure suit. Dude was having no part of it. I was a proud son that day.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 09:00 PM (Xrfse)

195 >>> 190 Heh. I wear the distinction with a certain sense of pride. Luddite. Has a nice ring to it.
Posted by: Notorious BFD
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I declare it right up front.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 08:58 PM (PoAMp)

Hmm. Maybe I'll start calling the wannabe bleeding-edge types airheads. I prefer things that are more stable and reliable.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 09:00 PM (llON8)

196 I know. I lived in Turlock when it came out. It was a big deal in Modesto.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 09:00 PM (uz3Px)

197 It wasn't weird for a military pilot to have trained on P-26s PT-17's...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:01 PM (PoAMp)

198 Heh. I wear the distinction with a certain sense of pride. Luddite. Has a nice ring to it.
Posted by: Notorious BFD
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I declare it right up front.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

hey hand me that 7/8

Posted by: Old School Miklos at October 14, 2022 09:02 PM (M5sIu)

199 *;ponders becoming a Rich " Pyscho " Giambini fanboi *

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at October 14, 2022 09:02 PM (xrFvl)

200 I think an ME-262 may have gone supersonic in a dive and the pilot had to pop his canopy to get control of the plane.
The problem is that at certain speeds there is a compressability problem where the control surfaces don't control the slip stream. Yeager's craft was engineered to handle that problem. as well as having the huge thrust.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 08:56 PM (xhaym)

Even so, Yeager is in the Big Clanking Balls Hall of Fame for the 20th century with Neil Armstrong and Audie Murphy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 09:02 PM (dNqv+)

201 Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:59 PM (3/XaG)

So That 70's Show which happened to take place in a Milwaukee IIRC was off base?

Posted by: polynikes at October 14, 2022 09:03 PM (epFyj)

202 We went from Steppenwolf, to disco, to soft rock, to rap 'music' where every other word is something that woulda got my mouth washed out with soap when I was a kid in the 50s.

Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 09:04 PM (0OP+5)

203 Fonzie was supposed to be a tame version of the Marlon Brandon character in The Wild One.

A older neighbor once said that when that movie came out, some of the toughs around decided to go roll in and terrorize a small town, and the guys at the mill in the small town came out and beat them up. One of the bikers was beaten with a car door. As in the guy took a car door off a parked car and beat him with it.

Say what you like about mill towns, they had a sense of community.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 09:05 PM (xhaym)

204

I had a Leisure Suit in the 70s.

Also a Nehru jacket.

In mitigation, they were custom tailored by Mr. Larry Washington, who made the suits for the Senator.

Posted by: J. Miklos Thurmond at October 14, 2022 09:06 PM (M5sIu)

205 We used to be a great country. We did things. Amazing things.
Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 08:57 PM (0OP+5)

IMHO everything physical except computer related things has stalled or regressed since the 1970s. It's like computer related items are the only thing that anyone is putting any effort into. Well, besides blatant lying (politely called "marketing" or "influencing" or "psyops"

Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 09:06 PM (3/XaG)

206 99
only caught 3 with drugs, and 2 of them only had a bottle of prescription pills, but could not produce a written prescription to prove it was theirs.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 08:12 PM (TiGPW)
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The pharmacy keeps the prescription. The pill container has all the details.

Posted by: Ciampino - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:06 PM (qfLjt)

207 171 30s to the 60s was an amazing period of aviation development. It wasn't weird for a military pilot to have trained on P-26s and retire having flown an F-4. Now you can have been in for the same time and spent your entire career in the F-16.
Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:53 PM (3/XaG)
And Buzz Aldrin who opened, under the auspices of The Grand Lodge Of Texas, The Tranquility Lodge on The MOON. And who can still knock a dude on his ass.

Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 09:07 PM (0OP+5)

208 Dad graduated in 1953. He wore sports coats and ties when he wasn't wearing a uniform working in Grandpa's gas station.

Then he got drafted

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 09:07 PM (xhaym)

209 It's the Magoo Administration. They create a disaster and are completely oblivious to the destruction their reckless behavior caused!

Posted by: Unkaren at October 14, 2022 09:09 PM (QSPZM)

210 Don't know if it's been posted but AtC has let one loose back on twitter. You don't need to belong to read it.

https://bit.ly/3VnK0Jb

The Romney Martyr theory is simply Strange New Respect. It's not new. It's people poked with sticks at the very beginning of stirring to respond. Let me say it again - the Tea Party was the polite request, Trump was the less polite request. It will not get more polite from here.
8:58 AM · and that's just the intro

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 14, 2022 09:09 PM (HO/bY)

211 The Tranquility Lodge on The MOON. And who can still knock a dude on his ass.
Posted by: Eromero


I love Alice, but sometimes....

Posted by: Ralph Kramden at October 14, 2022 09:09 PM (M5sIu)

212 204

I had a Leisure Suit in the 70s.

Also a Nehru jacket.

In mitigation, they were custom tailored by Mr. Larry Washington, who made the suits for the Senator.
Posted by: J. Miklos Thurmond at October 14, 2022 09:06 PM (M5sIu)

Nehru jackets were late 60's...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2022 09:09 PM (BgMrQ)

213 201 Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 08:59 PM (3/XaG)

So That 70's Show which happened to take place in a Milwaukee IIRC was off base?

It was funny enough, pretty well written, but yeah, NOBODY looked like any of those characters.

Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 09:09 PM (3/XaG)

214 in fairness, sometimes guys just toss a few pills or whatever in a bottl or organizer and go without the labld cntainer

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:10 PM (URhHo)

215 spot-on, azjaeger

peaked around 1972 - 74

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 14, 2022 09:10 PM (8oyo2)

216 102
That driver was a complete idiot. One should never stop and try to reverse in a traffic lane. Go on to the next exit, and double back, for fuck's sake. But if he absolutely had to do it, he should have preceded forward, edged over into the breakdown lane, and then cautiously reversed in the breakdown lane, with emergency flashers on, taking advantage of breaks in traffic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 08:17 PM (5NbfA)
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Illegal in every state: using the emergency lane for a non-emergency/breakdown and reversing.

Posted by: Ciampino - - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:11 PM (qfLjt)

217 I'm a ways from 75 yet but jets breaking the sound barrier were pretty common when I was a kid.

Posted by: dartist at October 14, 2022 09:12 PM (9X/y4)

218 IMHO everything physical except computer related things has stalled or regressed since the 1970s. It's like computer related items are the only thing that anyone is putting any effort into. Well, besides blatant lying (politely called "marketing" or "influencing" or "psyops"
Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 09:06 PM (3/XaG)


Inflation + Regulation + Litigation. Making things becomes too expensive and dangerous.
Finance the manufacturing in some third world hellhole where they expect children to be eaten by the machines.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 09:12 PM (xhaym)

219 Dad graduated in 1953. He wore sports coats and ties when he wasn't wearing a uniform working in Grandpa's gas station.

Then he got drafted
Posted by: Kindltot

Old Papa volunteered in 1951.

Said after he got through Basic, the only time in his life other than Church when he had to wear a tie.

Posted by: Miklos the Venerable of the Today's Youth at October 14, 2022 09:12 PM (M5sIu)

220 Illegal in every state: using the emergency lane for a non-emergency/breakdown and reversing.
Posted by: Ciampino - - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:11 PM (qfLjt)

I know that. But if one is bound and determined to do a stupid thing like backing on a highway, that is the way least likely to get you or others killed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 09:13 PM (5NbfA)

221 My music progression: Kiss, Sweet, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Testament, Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus, Savatage, Accept, Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Zac Brown Band...

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at October 14, 2022 09:14 PM (x8Wzq)

222 I know that. But if one is bound and determined to do a stupid thing like backing on a highway, that is the way least likely to get you or others killed.
Posted by: Alb


what he said

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:14 PM (URhHo)

223 Nehru jackets were late 60's...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team

I did not say it was a good Idea.

Posted by: Sri Miklosaharishi at October 14, 2022 09:14 PM (M5sIu)

224 Yeager's craft was engineered to handle that problem. as well as having the huge thrust.

This reads like a setup for a Paolo joke.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 09:15 PM (ayzS/)

225 Said after he got through Basic, the only time in his life other than Church when he had to wear a tie.
Posted by: Miklos the Venerable of the Today's Youth at October 14, 2022 09:12 PM (M5sIu)


Dad was a lawyer, he wore a tie daily until he retired.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 09:15 PM (xhaym)

226 218 IMHO everything physical except computer related things has stalled or regressed since the 1970s. It's like computer related items are the only thing that anyone is putting any effort into. Well, besides blatant lying (politely called "marketing" or "influencing" or "psyops"
Posted by: azjaeger at October 14, 2022 09:06 PM (3/XaG)

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Nope. Personal data collection has become HUGE.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:15 PM (Qzn2/)

227 >>> 220 Illegal in every state: using the emergency lane for a non-emergency/breakdown and reversing.
Posted by: Ciampino - - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:11 PM (qfLjt)

I know that. But if one is bound and determined to do a stupid thing like backing on a highway, that is the way least likely to get you or others killed.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 09:13 PM (5NbfA)

I'd think making a dead fcking stop in the middle of a busy interstate might be frowned upon too. If you're going to be a retard try not to be a *homicidal* retard.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 09:15 PM (llON8)

228 And Buzz Aldrin who opened, under the auspices of The Grand Lodge Of Texas, The Tranquility Lodge on The MOON. And who can still knock a dude on his ass.

Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 09:07 PM (0OP+5)


US test pilots were brilliant and good stick-and-rudder guys. While Buzz Aldrin was in the USAF at Edwards, before being selected as as an astronaut, he wrote a technical paper that described the fundamentals of spacecraft rendezvous and docking while orbiting a planet or large moon, fundamentals that are the basis of those operations to this day.

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:16 PM (AMIL/)

229 I did like the speed reading guy. There was a Canadian radio comedy show that did a skit on this; all the great works of literature edited down to 3-second summaries.

Hamlet: "Dead dad, crazy kid."
Jane Eyre: "Don't marry a man with a crazy ex-wife locked in the attic."

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at October 14, 2022 09:16 PM (h0xcc)

230 I'd think making a dead fcking stop in the middle of a busy interstate might be frowned upon too. If you're going to be a retard try not to be a *homicidal* retard.
Posted by: H


in fairness, that is why they have brakes in cars.

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:17 PM (URhHo)

231 My music progression: Kiss, Sweet, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Testament, Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus, Savatage, Accept, Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Zac Brown Band...
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at October 14, 2022 09:14 PM (x8Wzq)


You forgot grunge. here, let me ruin Alice in Chains for you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeGtx4W_dnA

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 09:17 PM (xhaym)

232 While Buzz Aldrin was in the USAF at Edwards, before being selected as as an astronaut, he wrote a technical paper that described the fundamentals of spacecraft rendezvous and docking while orbiting a planet or large moon, fundamentals that are the basis of those operations to this day.
Posted by: G


in fairness, fun fact, he was the guy that suggested that the moon landing should be made when the moon was full so there would be more room

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:18 PM (URhHo)

233 231 My music progression: Kiss, Sweet, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Testament, Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus, Savatage, Accept, Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Zac Brown Band...
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at October 14, 2022 09:14 PM (x8Wzq)

--------

Stevie Ray Vaughn weeps.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:18 PM (Qzn2/)

234
1903-1969: From first powered heavier-than-air flight to landing on the moon.

1969-2022: From landing on the moon to celebs in space.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 14, 2022 09:18 PM (1Nxff)

235 Dad was a lawyer, he wore a tie daily until he retired.
Posted by: Kindltot

Old Papa was an an accountant.

As his firm grew, one younger partner bought a mid-life sports car.

No.

Accountants dress one degree shy of Undertakers. Same for cars.

Posted by: Miklos learned marketing at October 14, 2022 09:19 PM (M5sIu)

236 227 >>> 220 Illegal in every state: using the emergency lane for a non-emergency/breakdown and reversing.
Posted by: Ciampino - - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:11 PM (qfLjt)

I know that. But if one is bound and determined to do a stupid thing like backing on a highway, that is the way least likely to get you or others killed.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 09:13 PM (5NbfA)

I'd think making a dead fcking stop in the middle of a busy interstate might be frowned upon too. If you're going to be a retard try not to be a *homicidal* retard.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 09:15 PM (llON
I was in a snowstorm in Maryland around 1987 and traffic was stacked up in front of me. I just threw the old PowerWagon in 4WD and climbed out of that mess and went back to the previous exit.

Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 09:19 PM (0OP+5)

237 1903-1969: From first powered heavier-than-air flight to landing on the moon.

1969-2022: From landing on the moon to celebs in space.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 14, 2022 09:18 PM (1Nxff)

Well, when you put it that way...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 09:19 PM (dNqv+)

238 I made a list of films from the early years of aviation. Not many survive from the silent era, but "Wings" was the first big on in 1927. I think that was the year of Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic, and it started a craze for aviation movies that got quite big in the 1930s.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at October 14, 2022 09:20 PM (h0xcc)

239 Even so, Yeager is in the Big Clanking Balls Hall of Fame for the 20th century with Neil Armstrong and Audie Murphy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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There are others, I would give Alvin York the nod. Most especially, Jerry 'Mad Dog' Shriver.
https://tinyurl.com/2q9r7uxb

Earlier today, there was some talk about being offended by 'thumbs-up', and not understanding that among comrades, the finger can be something of a salute. Another pic of Shriver: https://tinyurl.com/5n75sese

Shriver was a very dangerous man. Much more in 'SOG: Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam'. Good book.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:21 PM (xsETX)

240 My music progression: Kiss, Sweet, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Testament, Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus, Savatage, Accept, Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Zac Brown Band...

I won't go through the whole list, but I went from The Monkees and the Beatles to the Stones and Jimi Hendrix to John Mayall, Keith Jarrett and Jethro Tull to (now) Albinoni, Handel, Vivaldi and Ludovico Einaudi. I seem to be regressing in time.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 09:22 PM (ayzS/)

241 Good evening everyone. The kiddies are finally in bed. They are getting used to the word 'No'. It's a new concept for them but they are catching on.

Very sad to report the neighborhood I am staying in has a plethora of 'Beto' signage up. These people are imbeciles.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2022 09:23 PM (bJxw1)

242 Accountants dress one degree shy of Undertakers. Same for cars.
Posted by: Miklos learned marketing at October 14, 2022 09:19 PM (M5sIu)


My grandfather on the other side was a CPA, I still have his Burroughs adding machine.
He was also a WWI vet and kept a revolver and a sap in his desk drawer. It was more embarrassing to need them and not have them, I suppose.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 09:23 PM (xhaym)

243 Even so, Yeager is in the Big Clanking Balls Hall of Fame for the 20th century with Neil Armstrong and Audie Murphy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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There are others, I would give Alvin York the nod. Most especially, Jerry 'Mad Dog' Shriver.
https://tinyurl.com

May I propose Adrian Cart de Wiart

https://www.badassoftheweek.com/adrian-carton-de-wiart

Posted by: Miklos actually met almost, bust quite such at October 14, 2022 09:24 PM (M5sIu)

244 1969-2022: From landing on the moon to celebs in space.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 14, 2022 09:18 PM (1Nxff)

Hate to be that 'to be fair ' guy, who is really annoying by the way, to me anyway, but we've done some amazing unmanned space exploration from 69-22 .

Posted by: polynikes at October 14, 2022 09:24 PM (epFyj)

245 I won't go through the whole list, but I went from The Monkees and the Beatles to the Stones and Jimi Hendrix to John Mayall, Keith Jarrett and Jethro Tull to (now) Albinoni, Handel, Vivaldi and Ludovico Einaudi. I seem to be regressing in time.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 09:22 PM (ayzS/)

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Pfft.

Posted by: Guido d'Arezzo at October 14, 2022 09:25 PM (Qzn2/)

246 232 While Buzz Aldrin was in the USAF at Edwards, before being selected as as an astronaut, he wrote a technical paper that described the fundamentals of spacecraft rendezvous and docking while orbiting a planet or large moon, fundamentals that are the basis of those operations to this day.
Posted by: G


in fairness, fun fact, he was the guy that suggested that the moon landing should be made when the moon was full so there would be more room

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:18 PM (URhHo)


I didn't know Buzz was a Texas Aggie.

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:25 PM (AMIL/)

247 Hate to be that 'to be fair ' guy, who is really annoying by the way, to me anyway, but we've done some amazing unmanned space exploration from 69-22 .


in fairness, you were way more fun before you came back to the hq

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:25 PM (URhHo)

248 I didn't know Buzz was a Texas Aggie.
Posted by: G

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (URhHo)

249 New species of whale discovered just last year in the Gulf of Mexico: Scientists call on Biden administration to BAN offshore oil drilling to save the last 50 alive.

https://mol.im/a/11317289

Posted by: Ciampino - - - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (qfLjt)

250 Earlier today, there was some talk about being offended by 'thumbs-up', and not understanding that among comrades, the finger can be something of a salute. Another pic of Shriver: https://tinyurl.com/5n75sese

Shriver has a cigarette in his hand! How could this be?

Well I never!!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (bJxw1)

251 Shatner going up in space as the oldest human had a big effect on him.

He was giving a heart-felt talk about Earth's greatness and how traveling to space was going in the wrong direction.

Bezos was acting like an asshole at the same time, and spraying people with champagne.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (u82oZ)

252 May I propose Adrian Cart de Wiart
--

Could not be made-up. Not possible to imagine such.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (eeF+6)

253 >>> 236
==
I was in a snowstorm in Maryland around 1987 and traffic was stacked up in front of me. I just threw the old PowerWagon in 4WD and climbed out of that mess and went back to the previous exit.
Posted by: Eromero at October 14, 2022 09:19 PM (0OP+5)

Well if you're going *off* the road that's different.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (llON8)

254 Hate to be that 'to be fair ' guy, who is really annoying by the way, to me anyway, but we've done some amazing unmanned space exploration from 69-22 .
Posted by: polynikes at October 14, 2022 09:24 PM (epFyj)

Agreed, but there is something missing. It is like around 75 we collectively lost our balls as a people.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (dNqv+)

255 I didn't have a music progression. I have always had a little bit of everything in my collections though if I had to pick one genre it probably would be pop punk.

Posted by: polynikes at October 14, 2022 09:27 PM (epFyj)

256 Shatner going up in space as the oldest human had a big effect on him.

He was giving a heart-felt talk about Earth's greatness and how traveling to space was going in the wrong direction.

Bezos was acting like an asshole at the same time, and spraying people with champagne.

in fairness, he should know he did not get into space

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:27 PM (URhHo)

257
Could not be made-up. Not possible to imagine such.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (eeF+6)

__________

He probably enjoyed every minute as well.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 14, 2022 09:27 PM (1Nxff)

258 Agreed, but there is something missing. It is like around 75 we collectively lost our balls as a people.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (dNqv+)

I agree we've become more risk averse as we became more prosperous.

Posted by: polynikes at October 14, 2022 09:28 PM (epFyj)

259 >>> 249 New species of whale discovered just last year in the Gulf of Mexico: Scientists call on Biden administration to BAN offshore oil drilling to save the last 50 alive.

https://mol.im/a/11317289
Posted by: Ciampino - - - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (qfLjt)

Well isn't that con VEEEE nient. [/church lady voice]

If there's only 50 of something left, it's done no matter what people do.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 09:28 PM (llON8)

260 When Kennedy said we're going to the moon my dad ( Depression era, WW2) thought it was bullshit. He didn't like the Kennedy's because of the old man and how JFK got elected. When we went to the moon you never saw a guy more glued to the tv for every space launch that was televised.

Posted by: dartist at October 14, 2022 09:29 PM (9X/y4)

261 Any man starts a comment with "in fairness" gets a night in the hole.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:29 PM (Qzn2/)

262 Sound off: Polar bear and cub. The music that plays is so cloying you'll want to kill yourself. I think it's Phil Collins from his bad period.

^^Rated: Accurate. Adorable!!

Posted by: Iris at October 14, 2022 09:30 PM (foa6+)

263 Box

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:30 PM (Qzn2/)

264 Vietnam War took a lot out of us.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 14, 2022 09:31 PM (uz3Px)

265 in fairness, biden should have announced they found megaladon in the gulf, that would be more belivabl

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:31 PM (URhHo)

266 Any man starts a comment with "in fairness" gets a night in the hole.
Posted by: Cicero

in fairness, that is a heck of a way to get sex.

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:32 PM (URhHo)

267 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (u82oZ)

A question for you, my friend. When you pick-up people at Love Field and drive them to the MoMe location, what liquor store do you stop at along the way?

I'm a rookie MoMe attendee picker-upper.

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:32 PM (AMIL/)

268 May I propose Adrian Cart de Wiart

https://www.badassoftheweek.com/adrian-carton-de-wiart
Posted by: Miklos actually met almost, bust quite such at October 14, 2022 09:24 PM (M5sIu)

Nice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 09:32 PM (dNqv+)

269 If there's only 50 of something left, it's done no matter what people do.

Uh-oh.

Posted by: Tasmanian Tiger at October 14, 2022 09:32 PM (ayzS/)

270 Any man starts a comment with "in fairness" gets a night in the hole.

Good luck with that. Genie's out of the bottle and ain't goin' back in.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2022 09:33 PM (Xrfse)

271 >>> 267 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (u82oZ)

A question for you, my friend. When you pick-up people at Love Field and drive them to the MoMe location, what liquor store do you stop at along the way?

I'm a rookie MoMe attendee picker-upper.
Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:32 PM (AMIL/)

I'm not sure but maybe you want to avoid *that* liquor store? There are a couple Spec's locations near Love Field, try one of those.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 09:33 PM (llON8)

272
Any man starts a comment with "in fairness" gets a night in the hole.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:29 PM (Qzn2/)

_________

Fair in the hole!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 14, 2022 09:33 PM (1Nxff)

273 269 If there's only 50 of something left, it's done no matter what people do.

Uh-oh.
Posted by: Tasmanian Tiger at October 14, 2022 09:32 PM (ayzS/)

---------

Get away from the food bowl, loser.

Posted by: A Carrier Pigeon at October 14, 2022 09:33 PM (Qzn2/)

274 Any man starts a comment with "in fairness" gets a night in the hole.

Any man screws up the "night in the box" quote by saying "night in the hole" spends a night in the box.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 09:34 PM (ayzS/)

275 Any man screws up the "night in the box" quote by saying "night in the hole" spends a night in the box.
Posted by: Archimedes


in fairness, he does not have a box

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:34 PM (URhHo)

276 Creepy Pedo Joe strikes again.

https://bit.ly/3MAuDZL

Posted by: Miss Lindsay Graham at October 14, 2022 09:35 PM (i0wNm)

277 Any man screws up the "night in the box" quote by saying "night in the hole" spends a night in the box.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 09:34 PM (ayzS/)

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I blame the alcohol.

*hic*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:35 PM (Qzn2/)

278 When I was young, I was kind of a loner and the oldest, so I had only my parents to look to. My dad listened to Herb Alpert and Nat King Cole, so that's what I first listend to. Then at about 12 I found a classical music station and really got into that for a couple years, learned about Bizet and Holst and Stravinsky and the rest. Then I went to high school and discovered what other kids were listening to - first Grand Funk and the Doors, but then I found Yes and Kansas and ELP and was blown away. Then the new wave came about and I was absolutely devoted to The Cars and The Police and Berlin and many others. Then I heard Stephen Ray Vaughan and I really got into his Texas Blues, and those like him.

Then Stevie Ray died, and that was it. I never listened to anything new after that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2022 09:35 PM (r46W7)

279 I AM CICERO, MANGLER OF MEMES!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:36 PM (Qzn2/)

280 Any man starts a comment with "in fairness" gets a night in the hole.
Posted by: Cicero

i need more specificity.

dadario's hole
madona's hole
or lena dunaham's hole

if dadario, in fairness , i could be there for that.

Posted by: BifBewalski at October 14, 2022 09:36 PM (3CCua)

281 Vietnam War took a lot out of us.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

Was this the first, largely public, example that our leaders were shits and we couldn't trust them to select the best course of action for our country?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2022 09:37 PM (bJxw1)

282 May I propose Adrian Cart de Wiart



Was also inspiration for a character in an Evelyn Waugh war trilogy.

Posted by: Miklos would like to write as well as Waugh at October 14, 2022 09:37 PM (M5sIu)

283 Well I never!!
Posted by: Tonypete
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Could be airbrushed out, like Churchill's cigar.

As an aside , MOH recipient Jim Fleming said of Shriver, 'He convinced me that for the rest of my life I would not go into a bar and cross someone that I didn't know'.

A fellow SF Captain, Bill O'Rourke, said of Shriver, 'There was no soul in his eyes, no emotion. They were just eyes'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:38 PM (gMoVp)

284 Gref

There is one near the airport, and two in Corsicana.

When are you getting to Love Field?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 09:38 PM (u82oZ)

285 Box
Posted by: Cicero

Rock-em Sock-em?

Posted by: Miklosbot at October 14, 2022 09:38 PM (M5sIu)

286 I won't hold it against you people that my Guido d'Arezzo comment went completely unappreciated.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:38 PM (Qzn2/)

287 Hmmm, musical progression? Started with my parent's record/8-track collection:
Bach
Handel
John Denver
Marty Robbins
Roger Whittaker
Kingston Trio
ABBA (not a fav)
Mamas and the Pappas (this is awkward)
Jan and Dean (but not the Beach Boys for some reason)

Had a Zepplin/Pink Floyd phase, Simon and Garfunkle. Crosby Still Nash and Young. Then in college I started to slip backwards into the 50s. Ended up in the 40's in my 30s. Big Band, American song book. Then started creeping forward into the good stuff of the 60's (Al Hirt, Henry James, etc.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 09:39 PM (dNqv+)

288 in fairness, for the txmome attendees, rufies are not a prescription med, so having that written in the labl would not be wise

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:39 PM (URhHo)

289 Was this the first, largely public, example that our leaders were shits and we couldn't trust them to select the best course of action for our country?
Posted by: Tonypete

No. It probably happened during Jefferson's tenure.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:40 PM (TiGPW)

290 New species of whale discovered just last year in the Gulf of Mexico: Scientists call on Biden administration to BAN offshore oil drilling to save the last 50 alive.

https://mol.im/a/11317289
Posted by: Ciampino - - - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (qfLjt)

If it's a newly-discovered species, maybe those 50 are not the last 50 alive, but the first 50. Perhaps all the oil platforms created a new source of food that permitted this species to branch off an old line.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 09:40 PM (CL4kO)

291 276 Creepy Pedo Joe strikes again.

https://bit.ly/3MAuDZL

Posted by: Miss Lindsay Graham at October 14, 2022 09:35 PM (i0wNm)


Holy Senile Pedos, Batman! "No serious guys before you're thirty" can mean a lot of things. Few of them good, seeing how his daughter's life has gone.

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:40 PM (AMIL/)

292 I did meet Sir Fitzroy Mclean.

Not a Wiart, but no slouch himself.

Posted by: Miklos has Interesting Acquaintances at October 14, 2022 09:41 PM (M5sIu)

293 If it's a newly-discovered species, maybe those 50 are not the last 50 alive, but the first 50. Perhaps all the oil platforms created a new source of food that permitted this species to branch off an old line.

Many Japanese films use this plot line. Poor Tokyo.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 14, 2022 09:41 PM (ayzS/)

294 in fairness, we could quit getting oil out of the gulf, but then we would have to start hunting whals for oil, which would you rather?

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:41 PM (URhHo)

295 >>> 290 New species of whale discovered just last year in the Gulf of Mexico: Scientists call on Biden administration to BAN offshore oil drilling to save the last 50 alive.

https://mol.im/a/11317289
Posted by: Ciampino - - - sounds fishy at October 14, 2022 09:26 PM (qfLjt)

If it's a newly-discovered species, maybe those 50 are not the last 50 alive, but the first 50. Perhaps all the oil platforms created a new source of food that permitted this species to branch off an old line.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2022 09:40 PM (CL4kO)

Ha.

"Why do you want to tear the platforms down? Why do you hate the whales????"

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2022 09:42 PM (llON8)

296 Gref

So you are the one transporting all the comely 'ettes? You lucky dog.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 09:42 PM (u82oZ)

297 One last quote about Jerry Shriver. 'He had this way of looking at you with his eyes half open, if he looked at me that way, I'd just about freeze'. Frank Burkhart, 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCS)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:42 PM (gMoVp)

298 And who could forget Jackson?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:42 PM (TiGPW)

299 in fairness, for the txmome attendees, rufies are not a prescription med, so having that written in the labl would not be wise
Posted by: confederatefifth

Those in the know always place their hand over their drinks when conversing with some of the 'ettes while there.

Coming to out back near the horse trailer is no way to start off an event.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2022 09:43 PM (bJxw1)

300 This is why the guy who said 'You just don't get it luddites' was doomed to failure. It is like he has never been around dudes before.

Case: Today at the site, we were having a decent day. The people I have working for me are mostly older ladies. They do a great job, but they do not understand me. Come about 30 mins before end of shift, evidently one of the guys banding up the material we are reworking asked the lady to do only one more. She told me laughingly, what he had said. I immediately said we were going to do at LEAST 2 more. The women looked at me like they did not understand the joke- and that I was also serious. We did 3 more.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 09:43 PM (dNqv+)

301 I AM CICERO, MANGLER OF MEMES!
Posted by: Cicero

Oh honey

Posted by: Charleen, who says Miklos says it's all OK at October 14, 2022 09:43 PM (M5sIu)

302 In fairness, 49 out of 100 women said they would give me a hand job. You can have the other 51 women.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 14, 2022 09:43 PM (z+OQR)

303 The whales thrive on roughneck shit.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:43 PM (TiGPW)

304
If it's a newly-discovered species, maybe those 50 are not the last 50 alive, but the first 50.
--------

See: Spotted Owl, Snail Darter, etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:43 PM (nVDxD)

305 Miklos has Interesting Acquaintances

Fitzroy MacLean was a great man. His Eastern Approaches book was sublime. Was this along the coast of Yugoslavia?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 09:43 PM (u82oZ)

306 303 The whales thrive on roughneck shit.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:43 PM (TiGPW)

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Sea lions are worse.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:44 PM (Qzn2/)

307 Those in the know always place their hand over their drinks when conversing with some of the 'ettes while there.

Coming to out back near the horse trailer is no way to start off an event.


in fairness, the moron in the know puts a rufie in his drink and his dates for the he said she said defense, it is also the gentlmanly thing to do

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:44 PM (URhHo)

308 Delta smelt are tight.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:44 PM (TiGPW)

309 296 Gref

So you are the one transporting all the comely 'ettes? You lucky dog.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 09:42 PM (u82oZ)


Not all. Ben Had has limited me to only one.

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:44 PM (AMIL/)

310 And who could forget Jackson?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

WHERE VICTORY BEGINS

Posted by: It's right there at the main Gate, Class Six is off to the left at October 14, 2022 09:44 PM (M5sIu)

311 No. It probably happened during Jefferson's tenure.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:40 PM (TiGPW)


Shall we refight Washington's Whisky Rebellion?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2022 09:44 PM (xhaym)

312 He who smelt it, delta it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:45 PM (Qzn2/)

313 I love a good drunken brawl.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:46 PM (TiGPW)

314 Miklos has Interesting Acquaintances

Sir Fitzroy Maclean went from Private at the start of WWII to Brigadier at the end.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 09:46 PM (u82oZ)

315 Speaking of the Kennedy's has anyone watched Blonde? It's on Netflix. Holy fuck what a hot mess.

Posted by: jewells45 at October 14, 2022 09:46 PM (nxdel)

316 315 Speaking of the Kennedy's has anyone watched Blonde? It's on Netflix. Holy fuck what a hot mess.
Posted by: jewells45 at October 14, 2022 09:46 PM (nxdel)

Is that the one with a naked Ana de Armas?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2022 09:47 PM (dNqv+)

317
Shall we refight Washington's Whisky Rebellion?
Posted by: Kindltot
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*ponders fomenting a Whisky Insurrection*

Damn...I'll bet Bob reports that to the Fibbers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:47 PM (nVDxD)

318 Is the whisky rebellion when the North and South fought over whether it was spelled with an "e"? Whiskey?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:48 PM (TiGPW)

319 Fitzroy MacLean was a great man. His Eastern Approaches book was sublime. Was this along the coast of Yugoslavia?
Posted by: NaCly Dog

I must disgree.

Eastern Approaches avoids personal recollections, like having Randolph Churchill and Evelyn Waugh under command at the same time.

In his later years, when I asked, he reverted to the diplomat he had been before the War.

Nice house on Korcula, though. Wonder if the family still owns it.

Posted by: Miklos so recalls at October 14, 2022 09:49 PM (M5sIu)

320 *ponders fomenting a Whisky Insurrection*

Damn...I'll bet Bob reports that to the Fibbers.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:47 PM (nVDxD)

---------

Round up the kids and the wife. There's gonna be a show.

2:30 a.m. sharp.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:49 PM (Qzn2/)

321 I love a good drunken brawl.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
-----
Ah. Time to quote Jonny Cash, again:

Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes
And he went down, but to my surprise
He come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear
But I busted a chair right across his teeth
And we crashed through the wall and into the street
Kicking and a' gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:49 PM (nVDxD)

322 Flashbang or no flashbang?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2022 09:50 PM (Qzn2/)

323 Is that the one with a naked Ana de Armas?

Yes.

Posted by: jewells45 at October 14, 2022 09:51 PM (nxdel)

324 My Pop was born in 1916. Most folks in the country still used horses. He rode a pony to grade school.
He used to talk about how he saw the world go from horse and buggy to man on the moon.

Posted by: MkY at October 14, 2022 09:51 PM (cPGH3)

325 Flashbang or no flashbang?
Posted by: Cicero
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Moot. I'm damned near deaf. From loud noises, they tell me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 09:51 PM (nVDxD)

326 Brushing up on Christmas songs before the holidays.

I've decided to learn The George Winston version of Carol of The Bells.

The transcription is almost right but there are a couple of inaccuracies.

Now I have to dig out the CD and figure it out.

Bother.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2022 09:51 PM (up/3i)

327 Round up the kids and the wife. There's gonna be a show.

2:30 a.m. sharp.
Posted by: Cicero

Is need for precise Time Zone and also American Sunlight Savings Issues.

Posted by: Miklos at the Bangalore FBI Call Centre at October 14, 2022 09:52 PM (M5sIu)

328 Shall we refight Washington's Whisky Rebellion?
Posted by: Kindltot


Before the Income Tax was made Constitutional, the Federal Government got all of its revenue from tax on liquor, tariffs on imported goods, and various fees on businesses, ship owners, and the like. Oh, for the Good Old Days!

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:52 PM (AMIL/)

329 My Pop was born in 1916. Most folks in the country still used horses. He rode a pony to grade school.
He used to talk about how he saw the world go from horse and buggy to man on the moon.


Thanks to Green New Deal policies we may get back to the horse and buggy.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 14, 2022 09:52 PM (Bd6X8)

330 Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2022 09:51 PM (up/3i)M

Learn how? To play?

Posted by: polynikes at October 14, 2022 09:55 PM (epFyj)

331 Thanks to Green New Deal policies we may get back to the horse and buggy.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

I will stay warm.

Posted by: Miklos steals cow dung at night at October 14, 2022 09:56 PM (M5sIu)

332 My Pop was born in 1916. Most folks in the country still used horses. He rode a pony to grade school.
He used to talk about how he saw the world go from horse and buggy to man on the moon.
Posted by: MkY at October 14, 2022 09:51 PM (cPGH3)

My Grandpa was born in '17. he worked at Boeing, in the old red barn. During WWII he helped build B-29s. He was contracted out to NASA for the Apollo missions. Most of his education was OJT, self-study and specific classes. Never got a degree.

He finally got to become a farmer. that was his dream.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at October 14, 2022 09:56 PM (x8Wzq)

333 Moot. I'm damned near deaf. From loud noises, they tell me.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

That's what you get dogs for.

Posted by: Miklos, cupping ear at October 14, 2022 09:57 PM (M5sIu)

334 Had a sergeant who was a RIF'd captain. Five tours in Viet Nam. Was a singularly bad-ass dude who became an excellent mentor. DSC, two Silver Stars, Bronze Star with 4 OLC, four Purple hearts, air medals. ARCOMS, and others. Was nominated for the MOH but turned down...politics.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 14, 2022 09:57 PM (anj39)

335 He finally got to become a farmer. that was his dream.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Hope he also got the hot Hungarian chick.

Posted by: County Agent Hank "Miklos" Kimball at October 14, 2022 09:59 PM (M5sIu)

336 329 My Pop was born in 1916. Most folks in the country still used horses. He rode a pony to grade school.
He used to talk about how he saw the world go from horse and buggy to man on the moon.

Thanks to Green New Deal policies we may get back to the horse and buggy.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 14, 2022 09:52 PM (Bd6X


The Greenie Weenies will outlaw horses for everything except competition riding by daughters of
billionaires. Horses eat too much and expel too much methane. 99 percent of the population will live like people through most of history - never going farther than a day's walking distance from the place they are born.

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:59 PM (AMIL/)

337 @330

>>Learn how? To play?

Yes, I know the standard and loungy versions, I want to learn the George Winston version of that and Prelude, which is quite beautiful but the transcription I have is Japanese version and it's not quite right.

So I now get to figure it out.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2022 10:00 PM (up/3i)

338
No comments on the epic bitch slapping Hershall Walker is delivering in the debate tonight?

Moderator: "Would you support a Trump 2024 run?"

Walker: "Yes I would. President Trump is my friend ... I won't leave my allies, which is what Senator Warnock and Joe Biden did in Afghanistan."

Posted by: Auspex at October 14, 2022 10:01 PM (j4U/Z)

339 Had a sergeant who was a RIF'd captain. Five tours in Viet Nam. Was a singularly bad-ass dude who became an excellent mentor. DSC, two Silver Stars, Bronze Star with 4 OLC, four Purple hearts, air medals. ARCOMS, and others. Was nominated for the MOH but turned down...politics.
Posted by: Diogenes
-----

[ponders sad little NDSM]

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 10:01 PM (nVDxD)

340 Gref

I have discovered the no-toll, pretty easy way to get to Love Field and back.

Reach out to me if you want it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 10:02 PM (u82oZ)

341 I wish I was half as bad ass as my Dad . Of course I'm bias but I've witnessed things and was also told stories after he passed. I'm sure we all had relatives that lived the life that made America exceptional.

Posted by: polynikes at October 14, 2022 10:02 PM (epFyj)

342 Nood, ONT

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2022 10:03 PM (nVDxD)

343 Nood WD

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2022 10:03 PM (u82oZ)

344 He finally got to become a farmer. that was his dream.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Hope he also got the hot Hungarian chick.
Posted by: County Agent Hank "Miklos" Kimball at October 14, 2022 09:59 PM (M5sIu)

Naw. Grandma was a Scottish redhead. Sweet lady, just did not want to cross her. She once berated a thug with a knife who wanted to rob the motel she was managing. He fled. Grandpa, and my Dad and my aunts were a little miffed.

Grandma said, "pshaw. he was just a scared kid."

I come from hardy stock.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at October 14, 2022 10:04 PM (x8Wzq)

345 246
in fairness, fun fact, he was the guy that suggested that the moon landing should be made when the moon was full so there would be more room

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2022 09:18 PM (URhHo)

I didn't know Buzz was a Texas Aggie.

Posted by: Gref at October 14, 2022 09:25 PM (AMIL/)
----
Not to be outdone, the Russians planned a manned mission to the Sun but it would be at night since it would be cooler.

Posted by: Ciampino - - - sounds like a plan at October 14, 2022 10:05 PM (qfLjt)

346 Is the whisky rebellion when the North and South fought over whether it was spelled with an "e"? Whiskey?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 14, 2022 09:48 PM (TiGPW)


The Whiskey Rebellion was where Washington's government needed to satisfy its debts from France and from the Continentals they printed and promised full redemption (due to the bankers buying them up at a knock down price on the secondary market) and he needed money.
Hamilton suggested enforcing liquor taxes on the Pennsylvanian mountain farmers who brewed whiskey to deal with their excess grain crops, and when they tarred and feathered the tax collectors and sent them home, Washington and Madison sent Harry Lighthorse Lee with an army to bring them to heel.
It could have broken the confederacy.

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