The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Ah yes...one more iteration of the regular schedule of fading actor/comedian/media personality vomiting up some pathetic political or social drivel they pretend is erudition. The reality is that these people are not thinkers, they are not scholars, they are rarely well educated, and they have lived in an insular world -- truly a bubble -- for so long that they have no sense of the larger world. And to top it off, their much lauded (by each other) skills of mimicry and pretend are useless outside of their industry of make-believe. They are merely dancing monkeys, paid well to entertain.

Monty Python's Eric Idle says he hates conservatives: 'they're horrible people'

He also recalled a past tweet where he said that “I do not believe in freedom of speech for fascists. That’s like putting diesel in a Tesla.”

“I grew up in that world,” he said, explaining that he was a “war baby” from World War II, noting that fascism was “very real to us, fascism — what can happen if you let one person take over a country, so that still rings very strongly with me in my soul.”

He also slammed conservatives in his own country: “I hate them intensely, I’ve always hated conservatives, I’m afraid to say I’m very prejudiced against them, they’re horrible people.”


What a bloviating, obfuscating ass he is! He didn't grow up with fascism...he was born in 1943, and the "fascists" he refers to were destroyed by the time he became aware. The true fascists were those far to the east, but he would never criticize the demonic rule of the communists over the Soviet Union, because that would be biting the hand that feeds his political beliefs. Of course he lives in America rather than the UK, because he is nothing more than a champagne socialist, willing to spout the rhetoric but never, ever live it!

That he denies "cancel culture" exists is a testament to his stupidity, and to his groveling, blind, unthinking faith in the progressive machine that tells him exactly how to behave, exactly how to think, and exactly who to hate. This is nothing more than Orwell's "Two Minutes Hate," and conservatives are Idle's Emmanuel Goldstein.

So in response to your professed hatred of me, I ask only that you go back to your dressing room, put your clown nose on, and do your job...being a buffoon for my entertainment.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2022 11:00 AM (xhxe8)

2 Dutifully called but not that first

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2022 11:02 AM (xhxe8)

3 I came here for an argument!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 24, 2022 11:03 AM (UK1vv)

4 Died Suddenly is quite chilling, especially if a plot to knock off a sizable population by the Deep State.

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2022 11:03 AM (xhxe8)

5 How do you know she's a witch?

Posted by: Classic sketch at November 24, 2022 11:04 AM (DhOHl)

6 "And to top it off, their much lauded (by each other) skills of mimicry and pretend are useless outside of their industry of make-believe. They are merely dancing monkeys, paid well to entertain."

But enough about Zelensky...

Posted by: BurtTC at November 24, 2022 11:04 AM (NWBBy)

7 I would like to give everyone the bird.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2022 11:04 AM (H6Wmi)

8 3 I came here for an argument!
Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 24, 2022 11:03 AM (UK1vv)
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No, I didn't!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 24, 2022 11:04 AM (UK1vv)

9 I never ceased to be amazed by leftists who are proud to publicly explain how stupid they are by using a word they can't even define.

They might as well just announce "I am an unserious dope that you should just ignore.".

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2022 11:05 AM (ZLI7S)

10 I came here for an argument!
Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 24, 2022 11:03 AM


No you didn't.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2022 11:05 AM (Wnv9h)

11 It surprised me too especially as Cleese is starting to wake up to the evil he's helped wrought.
🤡

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 24, 2022 11:05 AM (Vwz3I)

12 I never ceased to be amazed by leftists who are proud to publicly explain how stupid they are by using a word they can't even define.

They might as well just announce "I am an unserious dope that you should just ignore.".
Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2022 11:05 AM


Nah...that would require a level of self-awareness these people don't have.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2022 11:06 AM (Wnv9h)

13 Happy Thanksgiving CBD !

Thanks for all you do !

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2022 11:06 AM (T4tVD)

14 I believe most of the Pythons, including Idle, were "well educated," in that they were parts of the English upper class public school crowd.

Lots of proto-marxist drivel came out of such locales, when he was there. Fascists in their minds, were anybody not towing the marxist line. In the 80s for example, Thatcher and Reagan were fascists. It didn't really mean anything, other than "to the right of us."

Still doesn't.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 24, 2022 11:07 AM (NWBBy)

15 From last thread
If I ever get access to my money, do any of you have a recommendation for a company that has credit card services (my client pay often by credit card)?
Posted by: AnnaS


Ann Barnhardt recently announced leaving PayPal for https://wise.com/ -- I've been meaning to look into it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not that anyone ever sends me money... at November 24, 2022 11:08 AM (5PeNQ)

16 It looks like things are getting antsy in Red China as I doubt the Covid Wave b.s.

@disclosetv · 5h
JUST IN - Beijing is going back into lockdown — CGTN

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 24, 2022 11:08 AM (Vwz3I)

17 Just dropping in to say Happy Thanksgiving to the horde! Enjoy your turkey and pumpkin pie!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at November 24, 2022 11:09 AM (HabA/)

18 Just dropping in to say Happy Thanksgiving to the horde! Enjoy your turkey and pumpkin pie!
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V

Backatcha, Donna of the Ampersands !

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2022 11:10 AM (T4tVD)

19 Michael, you are such a Pale-n-drone

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:11 AM (D+KTL)

20 Idle? Rich!!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2022 11:12 AM (ykeLU)

21 Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

Thank the Lord for the Horde!

Posted by: screaming in digital at November 24, 2022 11:12 AM (pkAcY)

22 "Fascists in their minds, were anybody not towing the Marxist line." Posted by: BurtTC

Only the steel boot of Communism (Marxist theory in practice?) can stop the "Fascists" (any voice other than communist chants).

Posted by: illiniwek at November 24, 2022 11:12 AM (Cus5s)

23
Too bad the Jew-hating Labour Party will likely win the next election.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2022 11:13 AM (v6G/h)

24 The bar lamp is lit!

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 24, 2022 11:13 AM (4I/2K)

25 Upper Class Twit -> Michael Palin

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:13 AM (D+KTL)

26 Rich? Big!

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at November 24, 2022 11:13 AM (DhOHl)

27 You're only avant garde once, Eric. After that, you're just garde.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at November 24, 2022 11:13 AM (0chEi)

28 Happy Thanksgiving CBD !

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2022 11:06 AM (T4tVD)

Thanks! And to you too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2022 11:14 AM (XIJ/X)

29 Hiya Screamie !

Happy Thanksgiving !

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2022 11:14 AM (T4tVD)

30 Eric Idle is still alive?
Who knew?

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Horde.
A day to celebrate our culture and faith. The world's? Not so much.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, McFailure wing of the Uniparty at November 24, 2022 11:14 AM (Vj+j5)

31
Backatcha, Donna of the Ampersands !
Posted by: JT at November 24, 2022 11:10 AM (T4tVD)

__________

Or Donna d'Ampersand.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2022 11:14 AM (v6G/h)

32 Wait, why did I latch onto Michael Palin..

Okay, no Internet today. Hell no writing today or maybe I should and then I could just blunder into writing a best seller.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:14 AM (D+KTL)

33 Not criticizing your post, CBD, but the Idle quote -- I did read it, but... I've got to the point where the latest oral pharts by some Python poofter, or Meathead Reiner, etc., or the freaks as featured on LibsofTikTok... despite my info-consuming OCD, I realize I don't need to see or read them. A liberating realization.

Posted by: mindful webworker - he'll always be Meathead to me at November 24, 2022 11:14 AM (5PeNQ)

34 leftists who are proud to publicly explain how stupid they are by using a word they can't even define.
They might as well just announce "I am an unserious dope that you should just ignore.".
Posted by: JackStraw


*******

"I am a stochastic dope that you should just ignore!"

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2022 11:15 AM (ykeLU)

35 Eric Idle from the Department of Silly Talks

Posted by: Miklos has met two(2) Pythonites, neither being named Eric at November 24, 2022 11:15 AM (NOVDU)

36 "I am a stochastic dope that you should just ignore!"
Posted by: Muldoon

Can they Trip the Light Stochastic?

Posted by: Miklos has Questions and a "ham in the oven" at November 24, 2022 11:17 AM (NOVDU)

37 “I grew up in that world,” he said

What a terrible thing to say about communist c*cksucker Clement Attlee's Britain.

Posted by: spindrift at November 24, 2022 11:17 AM (h5TKJ)

38 Sir Robin is a ninny!

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 24, 2022 11:17 AM (4I/2K)

39 Doesn't bother me at all. He's conflating everything to be the same as the stick-in-the-mud British society he was making fun of in his and Python's youth.

And they were brilliant at it. That's all I'll remember.

Posted by: t-bird at November 24, 2022 11:17 AM (CaJIi)

40 Spot on re: not living through fascism, and I don’t for one second believe Idle goes near let alone KNOWS any conservatives. Rather he hates the “idea” of conservatives and wishes they wouldn’t exist, lest he doesn’t hear any alternative ideas.
Also, dummy doesn’t realize what makes Tesla vehicles run. I’d take a clean diesel with about 450 mile range over a Tesla on a road trip every time.

Posted by: TXLurkerDave at November 24, 2022 11:18 AM (lAeAS)

41 AnnaS I responded to you below, hope it helps.

Posted by: Piper at November 24, 2022 11:18 AM (ZdaMQ)

42 At almost 80, a member of Joey B one foot in the grave club & hater of the original & talented, like Chapelle.

Next week, he'll be dressing like Cher or Bette for attention.

Posted by: Lola at November 24, 2022 11:18 AM (NIYa7)

43 Or Donna d'Ampersand.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

d'Ampersande

Classier.

Posted by: Miklos has Suggestions and a at November 24, 2022 11:18 AM (NOVDU)

44 Valerie Bertinelli “Officially F***ing” Divorced from Tom Vitale

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I'll bet he's happy too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 11:19 AM (FVME7)

45 This is the part that sticks in my craw really. He's just lying about his life, kinda like people who falsely claim to have been in the military or whatever. He's lived none of what he claims.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at November 24, 2022 11:08 AM (KFhLj)

I know a lot of people like that, they don't remember one bit of WWII, yet believe on some level that it never ended. They come up with new nazis and are constantly searching for more. Many of them relive the war via hollywood and fiction, as history would decree it over...and it can't be over when you need a Hitler.

Posted by: CN at November 24, 2022 11:19 AM (Zzbjj)

46 I tried watching "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" recently.

Just wasn't funny.

Schtick got old.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at November 24, 2022 11:20 AM (I9VC/)

47 Eric Idle is 79. He was born in 1943. This means he was in his formative years in the 50’s and early 60’s. I don’t know what the cultural climate was in Britain then, but I am certain the Marxist brainwashers, er, educators were hard at work. It seems over the next 60 years he was Idle, thinkingwise.

Posted by: kraken at November 24, 2022 11:20 AM (Vr12I)

48 Or Donna d'Ampersand.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

d'Ampersande

Classier.
Posted by: Miklos has Suggestions

I don't speak French !

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2022 11:20 AM (T4tVD)

49 "he was born in 1943 --
This is the part that sticks in my craw really. He's just lying about his life"

the only version of "Fascism" he knew at all was the long march of commie infiltration/acquisition of the American institutions.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 24, 2022 11:20 AM (Cus5s)

50 England turned to shit under their socialism. SO some english escaped to the USA bring their socialism with them and have been trying to turn our country to shit as well. They have succeeded.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 24, 2022 11:21 AM (u4CEu)

51 Their definition is simple...
Fascist = anyone who doesn't agree with me. Change even one tiny participle of my philosophy and ideology, that makes a fascist!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2022 11:21 AM (Wy1BU)

52 FUN FACT

When Monty Python were making money in highly taxed Old Blighty in the 70s, they put it into an offshore investment company called "Not a Tax Dodge Pension and Retirement Fund".

Posted by: Miklos has Facts of Fun and a at November 24, 2022 11:21 AM (NOVDU)

53 Eric Idle - Vanguard of the Cretin Class and boy will they lecture you about it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:21 AM (D+KTL)

54 I would add that his contemporary, John Cleese, has acquired a half a Clue.

Posted by: kraken at November 24, 2022 11:21 AM (Vr12I)

55 45 well he got 2 million dollars of Eddie VanHalen’s money.

Posted by: Piper at November 24, 2022 11:22 AM (ZdaMQ)

56 England turned to shit under their socialism. SO some english escaped to the USA bring their socialism with them and have been trying to turn our country to shit as well. They have succeeded.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable

John Lydon of the Sex Pistols is a distinct exception.

Posted by: Miklos has performed a punk version of "Dixie" on occasion at November 24, 2022 11:22 AM (NOVDU)

57 I'll admit that 'stochastic' is not in my working vocabulary, and I'm not sure how to pronounce it, but I am amused by it now popping up every which where, every which day. So correct me if I'm wrong, but outside of technical usage it is generally used as a synonym for random. But at the same time it is supposed to be a pejorative? So 'stochastic terrorism' is some kindd of sick burn? Random terrorism seems to me like it would be tough to pin on a particular group.

I'm just a fllyover knuckledragger. Where am I going wrong?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2022 11:22 AM (ykeLU)

58 Eric Idle, of all people????? Has he bothered to watch any of his old shows? He'd be canceled so hard if that show tried to come on today!

Depressing. Such a gifted comedian and he goes and does this sort of crap.

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at November 24, 2022 11:22 AM (tBHkr)

59 Howdy JT!

Posted by: screaming in digital at November 24, 2022 11:23 AM (pkAcY)

60 JT

Posted by: zut alors! at November 24, 2022 11:23 AM (NOVDU)

61 Bless his (Eric Idle's) heart.

Happy Thanksgiving Horde. I hope you are all well fed and well loved today. I certainly love you all to bits!

Posted by: Moki at November 24, 2022 11:23 AM (JrN/x)

62 Yeah John Cleese is a flaming Liberal but he does smell the fire set by the New Vanguard that is burning the old edifice down.

The council flats/abattoir skit is being made real.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:23 AM (D+KTL)

63 >being a buffoon for my entertainment

Or, more fitting , simply being a buffoon.

Happy Thanksgiving, CBD, may this day far exceed your expectations.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 24, 2022 11:24 AM (KATBx)

64 Or Donna d'Ampersand.

******

Donna Ampersandanista

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2022 11:24 AM (ykeLU)

65 Spoken like a practicing Fascist, Comrade Idle. How much daylight was there between Communism and Fascism? Not enough to keep tens of millions from being shot, gassed, starved, drowned, poisoned, gassed etc. by both. Anti-fascism isn't what that idiot thinks it is.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at November 24, 2022 11:25 AM (D4vK5)

66 What's this?
A shovel.
What's it for?
Digging holes.
I don't dig.
Then get in the other line.
Where's it go?
To the wall. Step smartly now, no gaps.

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2022 11:25 AM (z3WCn)

67 41. He doesn't know any so that he can vilify them. People who believe in freedoms are now fascists, people who believe in state control over everything are great preservers of "muh precious democracy". It's all backwards, but of course they work to manufacture the crisis that allows the hatred and name calling. Take the UK with the migrants being put up in hotels at the expense of those "fascists", if you don't like this, YOU are to blame and a hater. They have also repackaged ISIS bride and terror supporter Shemima Begum as a " trafficked child" who you hate because she is "brown". The fact that she sewed jihadis into suicide vests, and cheered beheadings and terror attacks is no longer relevant...it's your hate, fascist.

Posted by: CN at November 24, 2022 11:25 AM (Zzbjj)

68 Funniest retweet of the day...
https://tinyurl.com/2c86ymfa

BTW, the seven cops fired 130 shots at the [obviously] 'suicide by cop' guy.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 24, 2022 11:25 AM (Vwz3I)

69 Oh, so Eric is donating all of his assets to the government when he dies?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at November 24, 2022 11:25 AM (UOzPv)

70
d'Ampersande

Classier.
Posted by: Miklos has Suggestions

_________

From Debussy's opera Pelleas et Ampersande.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2022 11:27 AM (v6G/h)

71 Eh, they will be part of the Caliphate in a few decades

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 24, 2022 11:27 AM (xhxe8)

72 the only version of "Fascism" he knew at all was the long march of commie infiltration/acquisition of the American institutions.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 24, 2022 11:20 AM (Cus5s)

Stunningly, people who were infants during the war have created a set of "distinct memories" created by family stories and MGM

Posted by: CN at November 24, 2022 11:27 AM (Zzbjj)

73 Is "War Baby" the British way of saying Baby Boomer?

I thought "War Baby" meant a child born to the lover of an enemy soldier. The only "War Baby" celebrity that I know of in that sense is that Anni-Frid gal from ABBA.

Posted by: MrToad at November 24, 2022 11:27 AM (8F7ke)

74 Howdy JT!
Posted by: screaming in digital

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2022 11:27 AM (T4tVD)

75 funny man who has not been funny much recently. Fortunately he has his savings, I hope

In other news, the summit that Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX was scheduled to attend on November 30, before it was found that he embezzled billions, is still prepared to have him speak, but there are a few alterations to the speakers' list

https://tinyurl.com/ymdke7ed

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2022 11:28 AM (xhaym)

76 I bow to nobody in my fondness for big and obscure words. I like them. Sue me.

However, the only time I've ever used "stochastic" was in relation to random chemical processes. Even then, most of the time I just used "random". Anyone trying to drop it into everyday conversation or some woke BS just did it to try and sound smart while spouting a bunch of moronic nonsense. They did not succeed.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 24, 2022 11:28 AM (eOEVl)

77 Miklos !

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2022 11:28 AM (T4tVD)

78 Happy Thanksgiving, CBD, may this day far exceed your expectations.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 24, 2022 11:24 AM (KATBx)

Thank you very much. I hope yours is wonderful as well!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2022 11:28 AM (XIJ/X)

79
Isn't it time for nappies at your own version of G*d's Waiting Room, Master Idle?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 11:28 AM (pNxlR)

80 Dig the hole or stand on the wall. Die tired or die quickly.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at November 24, 2022 11:28 AM (UOzPv)

81 Listening to Trio Medieval sing their Ladymass. Highly recommend!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2022 11:29 AM (Wy1BU)

82 The Biden economy in action!

Shortages Spread of Tylenol, Children's Flu Medication

FDA Approves World’s Most Expensive Drug at $3.5 Million Per Dose to Treat Hemophilia

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 11:29 AM (FVME7)

83 So correct me if I'm wrong, but outside of technical usage it is generally used as a synonym for random.

Stochastic refers to the stickiness of data at certain points. Rather than a value changing gradually, it jumps to a next level where it remains fixed until whatever is moving it moves again.

The word got popular with evolution a few years ago. We don't see a gradual steady improvement in, say, intelligence, but it bumps up rapidly all at once over time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2022 11:29 AM (e+csY)

84 Idle is a stupid bitch.

Tra-la la la-la.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 24, 2022 11:29 AM (UK1vv)

85 Happy Thanksgiving , CBD, ace and other cobs! Thanks for for all you do keeping us in threads and memes, and providing this forum.

Posted by: CN at November 24, 2022 11:30 AM (Zzbjj)

86 *waves to Bandersnatch*

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:30 AM (D+KTL)

87 Morning.

So I guess Idle hasn't talked to John Cleese in a while?

Posted by: Robert at November 24, 2022 11:30 AM (1Yy3c)

88 However, the only time I've ever used "stochastic" was in relation to random chemical processes. Even then, most of the time I just used "random". Anyone trying to drop it into everyday conversation or some woke BS just did it to try and sound smart while spouting a bunch of moronic nonsense. They did not succeed.
Posted by: Archimedes


******

So it's not just me. Thank you!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2022 11:30 AM (ykeLU)

89 The word got popular with evolution a few years ago. We don't see a gradual steady improvement in, say, intelligence, but it bumps up rapidly all at once over time.

Isn't that what used to be called punctuated equilibrium?

Posted by: Archimedes at November 24, 2022 11:30 AM (eOEVl)

90 So correct me if I'm wrong, but outside of technical usage it is generally used as a synonym for random.

Stochastic refers to the stickiness of data at certain points. Rather than a value changing gradually, it jumps to a next level where it remains fixed until whatever is moving it moves again.

The word got popular with evolution a few years ago. We don't see a gradual steady improvement in, say, intelligence, but it bumps up rapidly all at once over time.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2022 11:29 AM (e+csY)

Then my step-on scale is a stochastic one.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 24, 2022 11:31 AM (4I/2K)

91 Some law firm is trying to start a class action suit against Tylenol for causing autism.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at November 24, 2022 11:31 AM (UOzPv)

92
I'll admit that 'stochastic' is not in my working vocabulary, and I'm not sure how to pronounce it['i]

stow cas tick

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 11:31 AM (pNxlR)

93 Then my step-on scale is a stochastic one.

Especially at this time of year.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 24, 2022 11:31 AM (eOEVl)

94 Nice to see you Bander!

Posted by: pawn at November 24, 2022 11:32 AM (wsHtO)

95 Then my step-on scale is a stochastic one.

Especially at this time of year.
Posted by: Archimedes

You need a logarithmic scale.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at November 24, 2022 11:33 AM (UOzPv)

96 Watching Case Closed/Detective Conan - The Fist Of Blue Sapphire.

Conan has been snuck into Singapore by his rival, The Phantom Thief Kid. None of his friends recognize him because he's been painted a very light shade of brown.

I think this series might have lost the plot years ago.

Posted by: Robert at November 24, 2022 11:33 AM (1Yy3c)

97 Happy Thanksgiving, Puma, and to all 'Rons and 'Ettes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2022 11:33 AM (e+csY)

98 However, the only time I've ever used "stochastic" was in relation to random chemical processes.

Manufacturing processes, for me, but it refers to randomness you can define. A bell curve distribution, for instance. Or, completely random, but from zero to one. (or, only zero or one). Etc.

To apply it to terrorism implies some control or knowledge of how it's occurring, you know the parameters. Now that I think about, they could be using it right.

Posted by: t-bird at November 24, 2022 11:34 AM (CaJIi)

99 FDA Approves World’s Most Expensive Drug at $3.5 Million Per Dose to Treat Hemophilia
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 11:29 AM (FVME7)
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*SPOILER* - It's a tweaked variation of ivermectin...(add a dash of Yellow #5)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 24, 2022 11:35 AM (BpYfr)

100 A few years ago I was in England, and made a Monty Python reference. To a person, they thought Python was ancient history (late 1960s!) and were not amused. They could not understand what Americans saw in them. If it weren't for us Yanks, Python would be relegated to the dustbin of history.

Hoping everyone has a great day and long weekend.
I'm thankful for the Horde, good friends, and Oxford commas.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 24, 2022 11:35 AM (DsA2n)

101 I watched a bit of the Black Knight skit recently because if my family had a crest I think we'd have "Tis but a scratch" emblazoned on it. The skit itself wasn't very funny but it did provide a cute expression for people who won't say "Ouch, this hurts"

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 24, 2022 11:36 AM (3cGpq)

102 "But at the same time it is supposed to be a pejorative? So 'stochastic terrorism' is some kind of sick burn? Random terrorism seems to me like it would be tough to pin on a particular group." Posted by: Muldoon

They made a concerted effort to push their new meme, and redefine words to suit their need. It is now not two separate well defined words, it is a two word meme. "Stochastic Violence" is caused by conservative (non-Woke) speech.

Stochastics in financial charting (whether it is really predictive or not) is a set math derived value. Many people use it as a predictor of future stock movements. That is the way most people (?) know the word ... seemingly random values give a predicted outcome.

So they try to dress up their "randomness" with something that they (the knowers of sciencey thangs) can understand. And it may become science to the point of a criminal offense ... Your (conservative) Speech = Violence. Shut up or you get the dawn raid, and Guantanamo for domestic terrorism.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 24, 2022 11:36 AM (Cus5s)

103 I've always been a gaussian random process sort of bloke .

Posted by: banana Dream at November 24, 2022 11:38 AM (mShwQ)

104 A very good friend of mine lives in Prague. His wife is Czech. She spoke once of the old days. Listening to her was sobering. And her comments about what happened once the wall came down and the communists were subjected to "payback" was disturbing. Idle knows nothing of this kind of society.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2022 11:38 AM (uO+/l)

105 Robert

Does sound like the writers are phoning it in.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:38 AM (D+KTL)

106 However, the only time I've ever used "stochastic" was in relation to random chemical processes. Even then, most of the time I just used "random". Anyone trying to drop it into everyday conversation or some woke BS just did it to try and sound smart while spouting a bunch of moronic nonsense. They did not succeed.
Posted by: Archimedes

I think the reason for the word's current popularity among the left is the implication that as the flap of a butterfly's wing in China can cause a tornado in Oklahoma, Tucker Carlson's words on Fox can cause an abortion clinic to be bombed in Chicago.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 11:38 AM (FVME7)

107 Kindltot conference in the Bahamas or trying to lure him out?

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 24, 2022 11:38 AM (xhxe8)

108 Happy Thanksgiving !

Posted by: It's me donna at November 24, 2022 11:38 AM (bs+z0)

109 Welp, youngest daughter just called to tell us not to come over Saturday due to the wee ones (and their dad) being sick. So it has been rescheduled for next week.
Maybe.

Yay.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 24, 2022 11:39 AM (h0EzO)

110 Millions Of Euros Of Celtic Gold Stolen From Bavarian Museum In 9 Minute Heist
Employees at the Roman-Celtic museum in the Bavarian town of Manching discovered 450 Celtic coins valued at several million euros was apparently looted from a display case early Tuesday morning.

Local police said that a "showcase was broken," although investigators provided scant additional hints as to who or what may be behind the alleged heist, AFP news agency reported.

Authorities were quick to note that there had been a disruption to phone and internet services at the time.

The robbery is the latest in a series of high-profile heists in Germany of museums.

Dresden's Royal Palace was hit by thieves in 2019 who staged a bold nigh-time raid on the Green Vault Museum. That heist was worth at least €113.8 million ($117 million).

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 24, 2022 11:40 AM (Vwz3I)

111
They made a concerted effort to push their new meme, and redefine words to suit their need.


And thus the stealing and bastardization of the cis- / trans- prefixes from stereochemistry, where the terms refer to the placement of differing pendant groups on the ends of a carbon-carbon double bond.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 11:40 AM (pNxlR)

112 Payback?

If Idle had actually been aware of the war years, he would remember what the French did to their fellow countrymen who had turned collaborator once the Allies landed and liberated them.

Or better yet, William Joyce aka Lord Haw Haw, who was hanged for treason. Now there was a real Fascist.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:41 AM (D+KTL)

113 I thought "war babies" were simply children born during the course of a war involving their home country.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 11:41 AM (lsvSu)

114 That's real stochastically retarded Sir.

Posted by: Racial Gentile at November 24, 2022 11:41 AM (sn5EN)

115 However, the only time I've ever used "stochastic" was in relation to random chemical processes.

So, stochastic stoichiometrics is fancy talk for "I wonder what this does?"

Posted by: t-bird at November 24, 2022 11:41 AM (CaJIi)

116 Ahh, I'm sorry SMH. Wee silver lining is they are close enough that you can go on any weekend, no complicated airline and vacation juggling are needed to make the trip.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 24, 2022 11:42 AM (3cGpq)

117 *clears throat*

cis-lunar and trans-lunar.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:42 AM (D+KTL)

118 Eric idle, pardon me while I wipe my ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:42 AM (Irn0L)

119
Kindltot conference in the Bahamas or trying to lure him out?
Posted by: Skip's phone


He'll simply Zoom it. The siren call of sweet, sweet Caroline is too powerful to resist.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 11:42 AM (pNxlR)

120 Watching the Godfather. Because, why not

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:43 AM (Irn0L)

121 Lol @ Eric Idle. I guess he really does wish to be called Loretta and have a baby.

Posted by: observer at November 24, 2022 11:44 AM (CSo64)

122 However, the only time I've ever used "stochastic" was in relation to random chemical processes. Even then, most of the time I just used "random". Anyone trying to drop it into everyday conversation or some woke BS just did it to try and sound smart while spouting a bunch of moronic nonsense. They did not succeed.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 24, 2022 11:28 AM (eOEVl)


"Buffalo today is akin to the septentrional lair of the hirsute wolf, and ravenous ursine"

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2022 11:44 AM (xhaym)

123 Don't have it in me to be angry or rage stroking today.

I'm by myself, for now. I'll join son #1 and some friends this afternoon for turkey and fixings and some football. And then come home to the quiet.

I do miss the chaos of when my boys were young. And the noise. And the brawling and bloody noses from "touch" football in the front yard.

But. I'm thankful for my warm little hobbit hole. And the lights that turn on. And the clean water from the faucet. And the food in my fridge, which I will gladly share. And my little fur friend, Lucy the Fink.

Thank you for your acceptance and comradeship, Horde. God Bless you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 24, 2022 11:45 AM (U2p+3)

124 Ahh, I'm sorry SMH. Wee silver lining is they are close enough that you can go on any weekend, no complicated airline and vacation juggling are needed to make the trip.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 24, 2022 11:42 AM (3cGpq)
___

Yeah.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 24, 2022 11:45 AM (h0EzO)

125 The comm interruption might be the only way to track who nicked all that Celtic gold in Bavaria. Unless the idiots left a fingerprint.

But why nab something so identifiable? The coins are worth more as is than melted down into ingots.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:45 AM (D+KTL)

126 Stochastic refers to the stickiness of data at certain points.


Centerfolds, etc.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2022 11:46 AM (H6Wmi)

127 Lol @ Eric Idle. I guess he really does wish to be called Loretta and have a baby.
Posted by: observer at November 24, 2022 11:44 AM (CSo64)

Weren't several of the Python crew a little light in the loafers? Those types tend to get quite bitchy in their old age, as they discover their ever-increasing irrelevance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 11:46 AM (lsvSu)

128 I'm only familiar with that random stuff in so far as FAR regulation, recently updated, where in addition to discrete sinusoidal gusts you have to show your aircraft is not harmed by exposure to a gust field defined with a gaussian amplitude spectrum. They had been called Power Spectral Density (PSD) gusts for a while but are now generally referred to as continuous turbulence or stochastic gusts.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 24, 2022 11:46 AM (mShwQ)

129 US Army Will Select Winner Of Next-Gen Assault Helicopter This Year

See the sock.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 24, 2022 11:47 AM (Vwz3I)

130 Today would be a good day to get drunk, except I'd probably get sick since I can't really drink anymore. I have no more places to go today

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:47 AM (Irn0L)

131 The word got popular with evolution a few years ago. We don't see a gradual steady improvement in, say, intelligence, but it bumps up rapidly all at once over time.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2022 11:29 AM (e+csY)


It is also known as "puctuated equillibrium" which is a better description, but also incomplete since it is just a description and not analysis of cause.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2022 11:47 AM (xhaym)

132 Monty Python could not have existed in today's lefty world.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at November 24, 2022 11:47 AM (Mzdiz)

133 The siren call of sweet, sweet Caroline is too powerful to resist.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot:


Sweeeeet Caroline, da dada da da...

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2022 11:48 AM (H6Wmi)

134 But why nab something so identifiable? The coins are worth more as is than melted down into ingots.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:45 AM (D+KTL)

Sure, but if you steal them, they cost you nothing, so whatever is gained by melting and selling them is 100% profit, regardless.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 11:48 AM (lsvSu)

135 He's become be upper class twit he parodied so long ago.

Posted by: fd at November 24, 2022 11:48 AM (sn5EN)

136 The father of Colorado Springs mass shooting suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich thought that his son was dead until just six months ago, he told media in a confusing interview.

Aaron Brink, the 48-year-old father of the Club Q shooter, told media in a somewhat incoherent interview that he "praised" his son for "violent behavior" as a child and believed him to have committed suicide in 2016.

Nice family ha? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:48 AM (Irn0L)

137
It is also known as "punctuated equillibrium" which is a better description, but also incomplete since it is just a description and not analysis of cause.
Posted by: Kindltot


"On the Role Played by the Oxford Comma in the Stochastic Prevalence of Punctuated Equillibrium"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 11:49 AM (pNxlR)

138 Weren't several of the Python crew a little light in the loafers? Those types tend to get quite bitchy in their old age, as they discover their ever-increasing irrelevance.

Graham Chapman was the only one that I know was ghey, because the rest of them said how surprised they were when they found out. He died of tonsil cancer, which I did not know was a thing.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 24, 2022 11:49 AM (eOEVl)

139 130 US Army Will Select Winner Of Next-Gen Assault Helicopter This Year

Whats wrong with AirWolf?

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at November 24, 2022 11:49 AM (Hh3y4)

140 Israeli company programs antibodies to fight cancer
Biolojic Design working on what they describe as 'breakthrough antibodies' able to target specific cancer cells that are harder to detect and operate on

Palestinians program car bombs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:50 AM (Irn0L)

141 97 Watching Case Closed/Detective Conan - The Fist Of Blue Sapphire.

....

I think this series might have lost the plot years ago.


killjoy

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at November 24, 2022 11:50 AM (edU/H)

142 But why nab something so identifiable? The coins are worth more as is than melted down into ingots.
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Maybe they have [foreign?] buyers already lined up? Or it was an inside job!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 24, 2022 11:51 AM (Vwz3I)

143 Graham Chapman was the only one that I know was ghey, because the rest of them said how surprised they were when they found out. He died of tonsil cancer, which I did not know was a thing.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 24, 2022 11:49 AM (eOEVl)

Isn't that what did in Linda Lovelace, too?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 11:51 AM (lsvSu)

144 The Republican father of Colorado Springs mass shooting suspect Republican Anderson Lee Aldrich thought that his Republican son was dead until just six months ago, the Republican told media in a confusing interview.


FIFY

Posted by: The Media at November 24, 2022 11:51 AM (sn5EN)

145 "Today would be a good day to get drunk, except I'd probably get sick since I can't really drink anymore. I have no more places to go today"
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:47 AM (Irn0L)

Two words. Naps.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 24, 2022 11:51 AM (qH6FZ)

146 Weren't several of the Python crew a little light in the loafers? Those types tend to get quite bitchy in their old age, as they discover their ever-increasing irrelevance.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 11:46 AM (lsvSu)
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AFAIK, only Graham Chapman, who had the good sense to die before he reached that state.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 24, 2022 11:51 AM (AuTCi)

147 Tehran Jewish community condemns Iran protests, supports regime
Main organization of Tehran's Jewish community publishes letter voicing support for regime as protests following killing of Mhsa Amini continue.

With a gun to their heads no doubt. Why the Israeli press publishes such crap, I will never understand

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:51 AM (Irn0L)

148 But why nab something so identifiable? The coins are worth more as is than melted down into ingots.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:45 AM (D+KTL)

If the thieves are youngish or jihadists they might think it is a two-fer. Erase a bit of icky history as well as gain from the sale of the melted down coins.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 24, 2022 11:52 AM (3cGpq)

149 Considering all the transmission issues and costs per flight hour of the V-22, logic says don't bet on the Valor getting the nod. *

Not dug into the Valiant-X but it looks to build on previous decades of work. For a high speed dash an earlier design with the same rotor configuration would have the rotors lock in flight and rely on the blades providing lift as the jet engines propel the craft.

*So it probably will.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:52 AM (D+KTL)

150 court jesters need to learn their place. No opines, just entertainment.

Posted by: gov't here to help at November 24, 2022 11:52 AM (tr6R7)

151 130 US Army Will Select Winner Of Next-Gen Assault Helicopter This Year

Whats wrong with AirWolf?
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at November 24, 2022 11:49 AM (Hh3y4)

Fire Birds are go!

Posted by: Nic Cage at November 24, 2022 11:52 AM (4I/2K)

152 Two words. Naps.
Posted by: lowandslow at November 24, 2022 11:51 AM (qH6FZ)

Maybe Maybe. I do have some Navy Paperwork to do today

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:52 AM (Irn0L)

153
Flickers and Blue Jays are the badasses at our bird feeders these days. It appears that the squirrels have ceded the territory altogether.

One thing that I have noticed around here about autumn, and that is, once the leaves are down, it becomes far easier to spot the surprisingly large number of raptors in this area (i.e., Delmarva peninsula). American Bald Eagles, several varieties of hawks and, using night time, calls of owls.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 11:53 AM (pNxlR)

154
Next words the Left will appropriate

Hapticity
Prochiral
Pultruded

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2022 11:53 AM (v6G/h)

155 We're even. I hate clueless commies like him that have done well in conservative capitalist created countries. They only thrive because of men much better than themselves.

Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 11:53 AM (nBhwo)

156 Considering all the transmission issues and costs per flight hour of the V-22, logic says don't bet on the Valor getting the nod. *

Not dug into the Valiant-X but it looks to build on previous decades of work. For a high speed dash an earlier design with the same rotor configuration would have the rotors lock in flight and rely on the blades providing lift as the jet engines propel the craft.

*So it probably will.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 11:52 AM (D+KTL)

We should see which the Chicoms pick, since no doubt they have stolen all our designs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 11:54 AM (Irn0L)

157 @KariLake · 14h
The man in charge of Maricopa Co's disastrous elections is Stephen Richer.

He ran an anti-Kari Lake PAC.

AZ Sun Times: ALL expenditures from Richer's PAC were spent telling Arizonans NOT to vote for Lake.

Please Tell @GeneralBrnovich to investigate.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 24, 2022 11:54 AM (Vwz3I)

158 137 it is such a mystery why this person was so screwed up. If only we could tap into the reasons. If only we could stop this type of thing in advance. But hind sight being 20/20, how were the police to know making bomb threats and having a terrible psych profile could potentially result in this.

Posted by: Piper at November 24, 2022 11:54 AM (ZdaMQ)

159 Air wolf!!!

Posted by: Igor at November 24, 2022 11:54 AM (Vwz3I)

160 "Manufacturing processes, for me, but it refers to randomness you can define. A bell curve distribution, for instance. Or, completely random, but from zero to one. (or, only zero or one). Etc." Posted by: t-bird

Right, it seems to be used of somewhat random data, that can be used to predict a PROBABLE outcome.

So I need to change my quote. "seemingly random values give a predicted outcome." which was sloppy.

to "Seemingly random data used to predict a probable outcome." And yeah, in that sense they may be using it correctly.

BUT we know it has been THEIR constant hate speech and divineness that has triggered the crazies, along with millions given to agitators, and DAs/Cops that stood down as fires burned. Summer of Antifa/BLM violence and arson was the real "stochastic terrorism".

Posted by: illiniwek at November 24, 2022 11:55 AM (Cus5s)

161 Man I hate vacuuming but it's become much easier since I got rid of my two ton vacuum and purchased a light weight Shark.

Wait this isn't the First World problem thread . Sorry.

Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 11:55 AM (nBhwo)

162 Happy Thanksgiving Ace, cob-loggers, and all of the Horde!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 24, 2022 11:56 AM (AAm6o)

163
AFAIK, only Graham Chapman, who had the good sense to die before he reached that state.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea


Terry Jones became shrilly bitchy before he shoved off.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 11:56 AM (pNxlR)

164
Flickers and Blue Jays are the badasses at our bird feeders these days.

_________

Front yard: Red-winged blackbirds, Jays, Sparrows, Doves

Back yard: Bluebirds, Robins, Egrets, Ibis

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2022 11:57 AM (v6G/h)

165 Has anybody seen "Devotion?" Is it "Top Gun" with propellers and extra race consciousness?

Posted by: Oddbob at November 24, 2022 11:57 AM (nfrXX)

166 Terry Jones became shrilly bitchy before he shoved off.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 11:56 AM (pNxlR)
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Didn't he succumb to dementia?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 24, 2022 11:57 AM (AuTCi)

167 The Macy's parade is on. Who announced Mariah Carey the "Queen of Christmas"?

Posted by: Cosda at November 24, 2022 11:57 AM (uWG+b)

168 3 I came here for an argument!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 24, 2022 11:03 AM (UK1vv)
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Did you want a stochastic argument?

Posted by: Ciampino - Idle is an honorary WOG at November 24, 2022 11:57 AM (qfLjt)

169 It has not dawned on leftists, or rather it has not become opportune for them to admit that they are the conservatives. Every single thing they say or believe is the acceptable thing. They control with a firm grip every single institution. They are "the man" that hippies referred to. Every one of today's social outrages are in defense of their draconian puritanical system of values which acts to conserve their hegemony over the world.

What is Brave Sir Robin doing here if it's not standing athwart history yelling stop?

Posted by: banana Dream at November 24, 2022 11:58 AM (mShwQ)

170 Remember the shooting at Wal-Mart the other day?

A manager opened fire on six people, it was HORRIFIC so they screamed-and let's face it it would suck if your boss opened fire on you at an employee meeting.

The story forgive the phrasing died, and now we have bromides about the NRA causing the deaths and the usual jackass braying for gun control but oddly MAGA was not directly blamed.

Why?

Well a funny thing happened on the way to the pogrom.

https://tinyurl.com/Another-Obama-Son

Another of Obama's sons, this one aged 31 went off the reservation.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 11:58 AM (Lzpvj)

171 Who announced Mariah Carey the "Queen of Christmas"?
Posted by: Cosda at November 24, 2022 11:57 AM (uWG+b)

Mariah Carey did, for some inscrutable reason.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 11:59 AM (lsvSu)

172 The Macy's parade is on. Who announced Mariah Carey the "Queen of Christmas"?
Posted by: Cosda at November 24, 2022 11:57 AM (uWG+b)

Mariah Carey

Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 11:59 AM (nBhwo)

173 "Air wolf!!!"

The 1985 Jean Bruce Scott, nice.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 24, 2022 11:59 AM (qH6FZ)

174 I never ceased to be amazed by leftists who are proud to publicly explain how stupid they are by using a word they can't even define.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2022 11:05 AM (ZLI7S)

Like...maybe ..."woman"?

Posted by: BignJames at November 24, 2022 11:59 AM (AwYPR)

175 When I was stationed in Augsburg, not far from Manching, a colleague would spend a lot of time with a metal detector. He always carried an old piece of shrapnel in his pocket to show the police. Any coins (Roman) were in another pocket.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2022 11:59 AM (uO+/l)

176
Didn't he succumb to dementia?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea


... primary progressive aphasia – a rare form of dementia that affects speech.

IIRC, he was shrilly anti-Brexit and not at all quiet about it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 12:00 PM (pNxlR)

177 Mariah Carey did, for some inscrutable reason.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 11:59 AM (lsvSu)

Her best selling Christmas Album.

Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 12:00 PM (nBhwo)

178 It is also known as "puctuated equillibrium"

-
Often times with an exclamation point. Sometimes a question mark?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 12:00 PM (FVME7)

179 Looks like Indian names are out on those helicopters

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 24, 2022 12:01 PM (xhxe8)

180 I came here for an argument!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 24, 2022 11:03 AM (UK1vv)
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Did you want a stochastic argument?
Posted by: Ciampino - Idle is an honorary WOG at November 24, 2022 11:57 AM (qfLjt)

And nothing else.

Posted by: Carol Cleveland at November 24, 2022 12:01 PM (4I/2K)

181 See you later.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 24, 2022 12:01 PM (Vwz3I)

182 172 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 11:59 AM (lsvSu)

Oddly, she manages to celebrate the Christian Holiday (for a profit) while backing people who demonize it.

Being a democrat means you are an acrobat.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:01 PM (Lzpvj)

183 Unlike Maverick, Devotion is based on real history.

Korean War. Two F4U Corsair pilots. One is hit and manages to belly land. His wingman disregards orders to land his Corsair to try and rescue his squadron mate. Lt. Hudner was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:01 PM (D+KTL)

184 Appallonia had nice tits

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 12:01 PM (Irn0L)

185 Looks like Indian names are out on those helicopters
Posted by: Skip's phone at November 24, 2022 12:01 PM (xhxe
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"Narragansett" probably does not strike fear.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 24, 2022 12:02 PM (AuTCi)

186
Looks like Indian names are out on those helicopters
Posted by: Skip's phone


Damn!

-- disappointed members of the Fukawi tribe

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 12:02 PM (pNxlR)

187 110 Welp, youngest daughter just called to tell us not to come over Saturday due to the wee ones (and their dad) being sick. So it has been rescheduled for next week.
Maybe.

Yay.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 24, 2022 11:39 AM (h0EzO)

Aw, sorry to hear that, my dear. Have the best of Thanksgiving under the circumstances!

Posted by: kraken at November 24, 2022 12:02 PM (Vr12I)

188 Looks like Indian names are out on those helicopters
Posted by: Skip's phone at November 24, 2022 12:01 PM (xhxe

And if we start naming them after white groups you can be sure they will howl about it.

Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 12:02 PM (nBhwo)

189 Im going to enjoy watching that generation due off over the next decade.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2022 12:03 PM (r46W7)

190 92 Some law firm is trying to start a class action suit against Tylenol for causing autism.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at November 24, 2022 11:31 AM (UOzPv)

Just like in the Roundup class action, lots of coulds. mights, mays, suggests, etc.

IIRC, the "report" the Roundup ads mention was pushed to exclude a paper then being readied for publication that debunked all of their claims.

Posted by: Shirley McClain at November 24, 2022 12:03 PM (O6NhO)

191 No helicopter would be allowed to be named The Crusader.

Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 12:03 PM (nBhwo)

192 192 Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 12:03 PM (nBhwo)

The Templar.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:03 PM (Lzpvj)

193
"Narragansett" probably does not strike fear.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 24, 2022 12:02 PM (AuTCi)

__________

The AH-87 Debutante

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2022 12:04 PM (MoZTd)

194 168 our TV has Portugal v. Ghana on. Ahhh, tradition. 😀

Posted by: Piper at November 24, 2022 12:04 PM (ZdaMQ)

195 No helicopter would be allowed to be named The Crusader.
Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 12:03 PM (nBhwo)



So I guess "Christian Crusader" is out of the question?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 12:04 PM (Irn0L)

196 The Vought F-8E Crusader still remains undisputed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:04 PM (D+KTL)

197 Aw, sorry to hear that, my dear. Have the best of Thanksgiving under the circumstances!
Posted by: kraken
___

Saturday is my birthday.

Youngest and g-babies do not celebrate Thanksgiving, so it's just the hub and I, and Facetime with the eldest in Texas.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 24, 2022 12:04 PM (h0EzO)

198 "Narragansett" probably does not strike fear.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 24, 2022 12:02 PM (AuTCi)

Have you seen the price they are charging for Lobster up there recently?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 12:05 PM (Irn0L)

199 But I'm thankful that I have a husband that is currently dealing with my less-than-happy mood at the moment.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 24, 2022 12:05 PM (h0EzO)

200
The AH-87 Boutonniere

The AH-87 Nosegay

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 12:06 PM (pNxlR)

201 Have you seen the price they are charging for Lobster up there recently?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 12:05 PM (Irn0L)

And never flounder?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 12:07 PM (lsvSu)

202 The Vought F-8E Crusader still remains undisputed.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:04 PM (D+KTL)

It was named in the 50's. They just haven't noticed yet.

Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 12:07 PM (nBhwo)

203 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the top candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader, supports legislation to study the feasibility of providing reparations to the descendants of enslaved individuals.

Jeffries, D-N.Y., is one of nearly 200 co-sponsors of a bill to create a national commission to study and develop proposals on slavery reparations. The 13-member commission would be tasked with presenting appropriate remedies to the lingering negative effects of slavery and discrimination within the United States.

Blow me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 12:07 PM (Irn0L)

204 Since they are talking of replacing the UH-60, UH-69 Fuqua would be too on the nose.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:07 PM (D+KTL)

205 Name it the AH-87 Karen. Strike terror into the hearts of our enemies with the new Bitch chain gun.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (r46W7)

206 205 Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:07 PM (D+KTL)

We will run the chopper on hope....because we are on pace to lose aviation fuel if donk gets their way.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (Lzpvj)

207 The father of Colorado Springs mass shooting suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich thought that his son was dead until just six months ago, he told media in a confusing stochastic interview.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (FVME7)

208 "... but are now generally referred to as continuous turbulence or stochastic gusts." Posted by: banana Dream

so imo, the random term as they use it, applies to conservative non-Woke speech. Exactly where the violence will occur can't be known, but more non-woke speech is predictive of violence. (in stochastic gusts?)

But they have it (deliberately) backwards. They are the ones engineering Hate Week and funding violence. Or perhaps actually doing the violence, like breaking the windows on 1/6, or firing flash bangs into a peaceful crowd. They finally got the reaction they provoked.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (Cus5s)

209 Name it the AH-87 Karen. Strike terror into the hearts of our enemies with the new Bitch chain gun.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (r46W7)
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The winnah!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (AuTCi)

210 Sven

Solar powered ...

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (D+KTL)

211 Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 12:07 PM (Irn0L)

That would be my hill that the USA died on .

Posted by: polynikes at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (nBhwo)

212 AH-87 Ass Pounder

Posted by: torabora at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (liqFO)

213 I'd like to wish a happy thanksgiving to MSNBC's joy reid who make it thru another year which is quite remarkable since she is so dumb

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2022 12:10 PM (Irn0L)

214 In the matter of IQ

A domestic turkey or Joy Reid?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:11 PM (D+KTL)

215 208 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 12:09 PM (FVME7)

D*ck Delaware had the sense to run like hell, the kid was probably doomed from the start-his mom was insane his dad was a mega-narcissist....

not making excuses for Baby Huey but anyone saying "no one could see this coming" needs their eyes checked.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:11 PM (Lzpvj)

216 193 ...

The Templar.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:03 PM (Lzpvj)

The Visigoth

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at November 24, 2022 12:11 PM (dzZCL)

217 AH-69 the Violator

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:12 PM (D+KTL)

218 The Templar.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:03 PM (Lzpvj)

The Visigoth
Posted by: Beto Ochoa

The Attila

Posted by: Miklos notes that Hungarians are not, in fact, Huns at November 24, 2022 12:12 PM (NOVDU)

219 Looks like Indian names are out on those helicopters
Posted by: Skip's phone

Why is the team name Vikings OK but Indians is not? Referring to YT people as Vikings is saying that they are violent raiders, rapists, looters, and arsonists.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (FVME7)

220
The AH-87 PMITA

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (pNxlR)

221 In other words, the Colorado Shooter is another Jared Loughner.

So what has emerged on Andre Bing in Virginia?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (D+KTL)

222 This is nothing more than regurgitated crypto-Stalinism. Anything that resists Marx's "the fifth stage of history" is "fascist".

Posted by: Axeman at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (OaZlZ)

223 Psst! ACE IS UP!!!!!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (Wy1BU)

224 218 Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:12 PM (D+KTL)



Fop Force with your narrators Depeche Mode.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (Lzpvj)

225 "Jeffries, D-N.Y., is one of nearly 200 co-sponsors of a bill to create a national commission to study and develop proposals on slavery reparations."

And to show how open and cooperative the GOP is, I'm sure Kevin McCarthy will allow the bill to introduced and open for debate on the floor around September 2024.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (qH6FZ)

226 Why is the team name Vikings OK but Indians is not? Referring to YT people as Vikings is saying that they are violent raiders, rapists, looters, and arsonists.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (FVME7)
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Spartans. Trojans.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 24, 2022 12:14 PM (AuTCi)

227 In the matter of IQ

A domestic turkey or Joy Reid?
Posted by: Anna Puma

Didja see Joy's Thanksgiving message?

https://bit.ly/3U0PaJ3

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 12:15 PM (FVME7)

228 222 Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (D+KTL)

Another of Obama's sons....

I linked to a story upthread...Obama Son means "the gun is to blame."

Old boy was night shift manager at the Evil W, and was categorized by his staff as "weird and paranoid."

He punctuated a meeting in the break room with volley fire.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:15 PM (Lzpvj)

229 The Puyallup! Death from the Sky!


Naaaa...

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2022 12:16 PM (uO+/l)

230 Joe Biden is sick of your shit!

Biden just now: “The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick.”

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 12:16 PM (FVME7)

231 231 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2022 12:16 PM (FVME7)

The notion we allow socialist thought is even more so.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2022 12:17 PM (Lzpvj)

232 In other words, the Colorado Shooter is another Jared Loughner.

So what has emerged on Andre Bing in Virginia?
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2022 12:13 PM (D+KTL)

I called this several days ago, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2022 12:17 PM (lsvSu)

233
Did you want a stochastic argument?
Posted by: Ciampino - Idle is an honorary WOG


Stroketastic!

Posted by: Lumpy Fetterman at November 24, 2022 12:18 PM (63Dwl)

234 200 But I'm thankful that I have a husband that is currently dealing with my less-than-happy mood at the moment.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 24, 2022 12:05 PM (h0EzO)

Sounds like a Gift, like my Missus kraken.

Posted by: kraken at November 24, 2022 12:19 PM (Vr12I)

235 So, to sum up:

Stochastic refers to random data points hidden within a population distribution that can be used to predict a probable outcome, which if it occurs can be attributed to the stochastic data but if it fails to occur can't be blamed on the stochastic data. Perfect for blaming events on whatever you want. Neither provable or unprovable.

Like a weather forecaster predicting a 50% chance of rain tomorrow. He's neither right nor wrong. So he's always right.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2022 12:27 PM (ykeLU)

236 Whenever ex Pythons (and it seems the majority of them don't) get all wokie, you have to wonder if they are so old they have forgotten what the majority of their material was based on. Men dressed as women being silly, heroes acting like stuffy dull bureaucrats, the elite class being incredibly stupid, making fun of area based stereotypes, and the clip you see now from Life of Brian making fun of a man who wants to be a woman and have babies. Also the occasional cheesecake woman and men being befuddled by her in a very straight way. And making fun of pretentious yet stupid arts and media types. If Python came out now they would be characterized as "alt-right"

Posted by: azjaeger at November 24, 2022 12:42 PM (3/XaG)

237 If Python came out now they would be characterized as "alt-right" Posted by: azjaeger at November 24, 2022 12:42 PM (3/XaG)

They did indeed touch a lot of what are third rails today. Comedy is dead.

Posted by: The Kardashians at November 24, 2022 12:50 PM (7B5FA)

238 "Graham Chapman was the only one that I know was ghey, because the rest of them said how surprised they were when they found out. He died of tonsil cancer, which I did not know was a thing. "

That's correct. And openly so. Tonsil cancer is a thing when you were a heavy pipe-smoker, as he was. They were all surprised of course that he was gay, but they handled it pretty well (he threw a coming-out party to tell everyone in his circle). He was a doctor, so I don't know if he'd be on board with the whole "let's turn our children into freaks" thing going on these days, but we'll never know for sure.

So, of all the Pythons, discounting those who died early, like Chapman, it looks like Cleese (and perhaps Palin, who I haven't much about politically) are they only ones who seem to have some sense of a clue. Terry Jones was definitely a hard-left guy before he died, Idle, well, he's always been a lefty, he never made bones about it, and Terry Jones as well.

Posted by: cheshirecat at November 24, 2022 12:52 PM (TwA+r)

239 I've always used stochastic in data to refer to the data in a time series not being independent of the previous data point. For example, if the average oil price over the past year is $80 but today is $90 and the standard deviation is plus or minus $3, then there is a 65% chance that tomorrow's oil price will be between $87 and $93, not between $77 and $83, because tomorrow's price is dependent on today's price.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 24, 2022 12:55 PM (7B5FA)

240 These people are looking at death. Old, and somehow looking to make things "right" in their own addled mind with "God" because they're not entirely sure God doesn't exist. You think all of those insanely rich Industrialists back in the day...The Mellons, Fords, et al just started throwing $$ into 'Charities" and "Foundations' because they were all 'About the Feels"?

No, they were trying to get 'things right' because ...

That's it. That's all this is.

Posted by: BigWyo at November 24, 2022 12:55 PM (aP4Gb)

241 Speaking of old comedy troupes, has anyone watched the new season 6 of Kids In The Hall?

Posted by: cheshirecat at November 24, 2022 01:00 PM (TwA+r)

242 And bless Scott Thompson, also openly gay, had cancer (and beat it) and is NOT on board with the whole "woke" nonsense.

Posted by: cheshirecat at November 24, 2022 01:00 PM (TwA+r)

243 Shut up, Loretta. And make me a sammich.

Posted by: Anacleto Mitraglia at November 24, 2022 01:30 PM (ijgxk)

244 So Mr. Idle doesn’t believe in freedom of speech for anybody. Good to know.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at November 24, 2022 02:13 PM (e0dkU)

245 Idle was at Oxford, incubator of communists since the 20s. As a member of the privileged elite, remember the peasants aren't admitted to Oxford or Cambridge. So the fascists he refers to are those who question his position and views, you know the people with the wrong kind of accent and whose daddies didn't belong to the right regiment.

Toffs like these are a dime a dozen and they made of joke of the empire and now boast a PM of long, honored and ancient Anglo Saxon roots.

Idle is the type that destroys history and tradition because he doesn't understand it. We see them voting for Barndon and Fetterwyman.

Posted by: Betty at November 24, 2022 03:06 PM (EcD5Y)

246 "I hate them intensely,"

I see your hate and raise you a loathe, assfuck.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at November 24, 2022 03:45 PM (TU8Tj)

247 Missy Idle conflates aristocratic industrialists with "working class does good"...

Posted by: Carlos Rodriguez at November 24, 2022 06:34 PM (Zu3lW)

248 What have conservatives ever done for us?

Posted by: Rick67 at November 25, 2022 06:48 PM (aG9PT)

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