DOJ To File Lawsuit Against Google, Alleging Unfair (Monopoly) Dominance Over Online Advertising Market

Oh look who just woke the f*ck up.

What, isn't Google censoring what you want censored lately? What accounts for this sudden interest in a functioning marketplace free of monopolies?

There is an answer coming up.

he Biden Administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the company has an unfair dominance over the digital ad market.

As reported by the New York Post, the federal lawsuit could be filed as soon as Tuesday against Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. The suit will target Google's lucrative advertising business, which accounts for 80 percent of Google's overall revenue; in 2023, Google is projected to make at least $73.8 billion from advertising alone.

The revenue is generated primarily by connecting advertisers to newspapers, websites, and other outlets that may be willing to host them. However, some publishers have since complained that there is not enough transparency about where the money generated by advertisements ultimately goes, in terms of how much goes to Google and how much goes to the publishers themselves.

So there you go: Biden's DOJ is only suing because his media allies are complaining that Google's monopoly position gives it the power to set terms for advertising on their platforms, without telling them how much Google is making.

As far as Google's monopoly status hurting independent, non-legacy-media creators and all businesses looking to advertise: the hell with them.

The only thing that matters is that Biden's media allies think they should be making more money and have told their pet government to go bark some money out of Google for them.

So because this is only about paying off Biden's media allies, that's all it will take to make the action go away: Google will maintain its monopoly position by agreeing to pay Biden's media allies a better cut of the ad revenue.

Posted by: Lamont the Big Dummy at 04:26 PM




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1 Cannot be first?

Posted by: GanGanowicz at January 24, 2023 04:28 PM (A/0MV)

2 Guess I was! Ha! Belated Sponge!

Posted by: GanGanowicz at January 24, 2023 04:28 PM (A/0MV)

3 For my trifecta, I will say "All Commies should die!"

Blase, but truth!

Posted by: GanGanowicz at January 24, 2023 04:29 PM (A/0MV)

4 Summoned the others.

Posted by: GanGanowicz at January 24, 2023 04:29 PM (A/0MV)

5 So there you go: Biden's DOJ is only suing because his media allies are complaining that Google's monopoly position gives it the power to set terms for advertising on their platforms, without telling them how much Google is making.

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Gosh, it would be hilarious if it came out that Google Ads are actually terrible at selling things and that Google has known for years...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

6 A federal lawsuit against Google is sorta' like FedGov suing themselves. If we're being honest about it.

They're obviously not.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 24, 2023 04:30 PM (Q4IgG)

7 Google missed a payment.

Posted by: Axeman at January 24, 2023 04:30 PM (OaZlZ)

8 Aw, what happened, googly is noncommittal about supporting Bidet's run in '24??

Posted by: runner at January 24, 2023 04:31 PM (Aoizk)

9 Wait! They're making more money than us. It isn't FAIR!!

Mommy!!

Posted by: Just Lily at January 24, 2023 04:31 PM (Rb5Fo)

10 OR Google refused an administration suppression request.

Posted by: Axeman at January 24, 2023 04:31 PM (OaZlZ)

11 You know what this says to me?

It says Google was considering changing policies or was reluctant to play along with the payoffs.

Just look at what happened with Microsoft. They were playing it neutral, not caring about politics, and got hauled in front of congress several times and investigated and now Bill Gates is Captain Woke, with tons of MS money going to the democrats.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:31 PM (0hOvj)

12 I try to avoid googlie like the plague.

Posted by: Infidel at January 24, 2023 04:32 PM (ZEa+g)

13 buzz buzz. i smell campaign contributions and gmail routing more republican fundraising emails to the spam folder.

when does joy behar smell like spam? depends.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at January 24, 2023 04:32 PM (kFrCu)

14 Actually, I think it is well known now that Google's search business is deteriorating as the results are not nearly as good as they were.

I think Google as a whole has the look of a zombie company unless they change their ways.

Posted by: GanGanowicz at January 24, 2023 04:32 PM (A/0MV)

15 I'm sure the resolution will be collusive.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 04:32 PM (ppBhU)

16 spot on, Lamont; settled out-of-court, no news story about that ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 24, 2023 04:32 PM (XzIdt)

17 Ten percent for the big guy.

Posted by: Hunter at January 24, 2023 04:33 PM (2jsTD)

18 If it hurts googlog I'm all for it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at January 24, 2023 04:33 PM (u4CEu)

19 I try to avoid googlie like the plague.
Posted by: Infidel
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Hooah.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:33 PM (00enZ)

20 I did not know that the law allows you to sue yourself.

The things I learn here.

Thank you Lamont! You big dummy!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 24, 2023 04:33 PM (yEMHD)

21 More toe fungus ads for the rest of us!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 24, 2023 04:34 PM (zR7zg)

22 Uh.

There's a new footwashing advert that appears to involve Regulan Bloodworms.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 24, 2023 04:34 PM (XlE1Z)

23 Wicked Googlie!

Posted by: Cricketeer at January 24, 2023 04:34 PM (4I/2K)

24 What dis google do recently that pissed Biden's minions ( f 🐝👁️ off?? Would not give them super sekret info on users?

Posted by: runner at January 24, 2023 04:34 PM (Aoizk)

25 Willowed:
Speaking of warrants, anyone seen bluebell around?
Posted by: Weasel at January 24, 2023 04:30 PM (WoIMU)


Maybe this is the answer?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2023 04:34 PM (anj39)

26 This is obviously move #1 of a chess opening ultimately intended to demonetize conservatives or do similar damage to the free expression of non-Official messaging.

At this point it's not that I don't trust our government. But rather I have great faith that its every move is malign, and intended to destroy our Constitutional order.

Posted by: Zek at January 24, 2023 04:34 PM (GVdNr)

27 Also history just discovered that Hitler didn't pay his taxes.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at January 24, 2023 04:34 PM (lvLSO)

28 What about farcebook? They should be sued by doj if google is being sued.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 24, 2023 04:35 PM (uNylN)

29 >14 Actually, I think it is well known now that Google's search business is deteriorating as the results are not nearly as good as they were.

I think Google as a whole has the look of a zombie company unless they change their ways.

Posted by: GanGanowicz at January 24, 2023 04:32 PM (A/0MV)

Google is terrified of Mr Softies purchase of Open AI and the success of GPT. Reportedly, so bad the Serg and Larry and stepping in. Zipping 12K drones is only the first step.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 24, 2023 04:35 PM (NgqoH)

30 Preach!

https://tinyurl.com/3m3wf79n

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:35 PM (00enZ)

31 Lamont, you big dummy, that video was hilarious.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2023 04:35 PM (Wnv9h)

32 'What, isn't Google censoring what you want censored lately? '
Probably the exact reason.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at January 24, 2023 04:35 PM (yvHe0)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 24, 2023 04:36 PM (T4tVD)

34 "I have online advertising??!!"

-Svengooglie

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 24, 2023 04:36 PM (BTgKJ)

35 re 21: the one with the black person who is using a toothbrush and toothpaste on his toes really irritates me, like the ad with the guy using something to make his pink teeth white

Posted by: gnats local 678 at January 24, 2023 04:36 PM (kFrCu)

36 Also history just discovered that Hitler didn't pay his taxes.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at January 24, 2023 04:34 PM (lvLSO)

Ain't I a stinker?

Posted by: Martin Bormann, Personal Secretary at January 24, 2023 04:36 PM (4I/2K)

37 Actually, I think it is well known now that Google's search business is deteriorating as the results are not nearly as good as they were.

***************

When the first 10 results of literally anything you search for are all CNN shit articles, something's bound to give

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 04:36 PM (VTu1l)

38 Only one thing left for Google to do, buy NBC, CBS, FOX News, LA Times, NY Times and anything else Disney doesn't already own.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 24, 2023 04:37 PM (76Foq)

39 Google is terrified of Mr Softies purchase of Open AI and the success of GPT. Reportedly, so bad the Serg and Larry and stepping in. Zipping 12K drones is only the first step.

Wut?

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 04:37 PM (eOEVl)

40 Google has the advantage of sending you ads for products you've researched on the internet.
Check what happens when you Google XXXL condoms.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 24, 2023 04:37 PM (VdGjU)

41 I think the only thing you need to know in all of this is that you will get screwed. The government hates you.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 04:37 PM (eOEVl)

42 Google has the advantage of sending you ads for products you've researched on the internet.

I'm quite sure I've not researched toenail fungus or snot balls hanging out of my nose.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 04:38 PM (eOEVl)

43 2004 called and asked what took so fucking long?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:38 PM (XvPQV)

44 The suit will claim, if CNBC can be believed, that Google charges 37 % of every ad dollar (or more) to connect advertisers to publishers online. Middle-men in non-monopoly positions apparently make less.

I hope this suit succeeds, and the next target ought to be Apple's Ap Store which is an out-and-proud monopoly, though charging a bit less.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 04:38 PM (sPFn3)

45 Actually, I think it is well known now that Google's search business is deteriorating as the results are not nearly as good as they were.

I remember during Tea Party days there was a major demonstration planned for Washington, and Google suppressed any mention of it in search results.

A Proof of Concept exercise, as it were. It showed that they could do it, and get away with it.

This was at about the same time that Google hired Al Gore to figure out how to better censor results related to global warming.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 24, 2023 04:39 PM (2tUFv)

46
Damn. Wonder when this is gonna break out a she-slap hissyfit claws-out fracas on the lert.

Posted by: Auspex at January 24, 2023 04:39 PM (j4U/Z)

47 Check what happens when you Google XXXL condoms.
Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 24, 2023 04:37 PM (VdGjU)
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Why visit google at all?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 04:39 PM (sPFn3)

48 Check what happens when you Google XXXL condoms.
Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 24, 2023 04:37 PM (VdGjU)
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Yeah, no, because we use my account for streaming and I'd likely wind up with something on my YouTube feed that might be difficult to explain.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at January 24, 2023 04:39 PM (1EFfL)

49 Hahahaha. Google (and other techlords) famously sponsored Obama/Biden, and this is what they get.

Play deep state games, win deep state prizes!

Posted by: CppThis at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (PZvjL)

50 Or - and hear me out - they're just doing them a solid and entrenching their monopoly into (pseudo) law so people stop asking.

Posted by: Tacitus at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (CpApp)

51 Guess who works at Starbucks now or has a brand new OnlyFans account?

https://tinyurl.com/55aenx5f

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (00enZ)

52 MAKE YOUR OWN SECOND GOOGLE, DEMOCRATS AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!!

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (vXGlH)

53 Why visit google at all?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 04:39 PM (sPFn3)

I'm just joking.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (VdGjU)

54 "I hope this suit succeeds, and the next target ought to be Apple's Ap Store which is an out-and-proud monopoly, though charging a bit less."

In a more normal time I could hope. But at this point I'm expecting the suit to result in creation of a federal agency to "regulate" advertising, resulting in demonetization, if not criminalization, of anyone posting "hate speech" (i.e. not endorsing Tranny Sex Ed for K-3 ,etc. )

Posted by: Zek at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (GVdNr)

55 Oh look who just woke the f*ck up.
Welcome to the party, pal!

Posted by: John McClane at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (WDRvz)

56 Not getting it, Google as has done Facebook, YouTube and formerly Twitter everything bt the Fascists plan

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (xhxe8)

57 I hope this suit succeeds, and the next target ought to be Apple's Ap Store which is an out-and-proud monopoly, though charging a bit less.

Yeah the app store thing is a complete scandal, the way they lock out stuff from people's own purchased products. Its a clear violation of monopoly laws but Apple has big time pull in congress.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (0hOvj)

58 Note: If Google Ads are spun off or otherwise separated from the rest of Alphabet/Google...the whole company breaks up. Google Ads are the only real source of revenue that Google/Alphabet has. Google Cloud computing is in third place behind Amazon and Google.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (XvPQV)

59 I want one of the new Elon Musk phones, even if it's a flipper with one tiny camera it'll probably have coverage like a satphone.

Posted by: Eromero at January 24, 2023 04:41 PM (0OP+5)

60 Is this because the Legacy Media Bailout Bill failed to pass

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 24, 2023 04:41 PM (n5YTc)

61
some publishers have since complained that there is not enough transparency about where the money generated by advertisements ultimately goes

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I knew this day would come. I am sure that this has some political angle to it; the DoJ is involved. But this had to happen, no matter what. It's not that Google doesn't have enough transparency about ad rates. There is *no* transparency about that.

They are almost definitely fleecing publishers and ad buyers alike, but how can anyone say? Or do anything about it? It's not as if there's any real alternative to them.

Nobody wants to be the nail that sticks up and gets hammered down by the Alphabet Corporation, but I suppose regime propaganda organs are the best positioned for it. They have chips they can call in, too.

I always figured it would take the form of a class-action lawsuit by the big buyers, though.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 04:41 PM (oINRc)

62 Check what happens when you Google XXXL condoms.
Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 24, 2023 04:37 PM (VdGjU)
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Ahh. Mediums.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2023 04:41 PM (anj39)

63 So our Gov is basically a shake down "protection" racket. Hey, nice business you got there, shame if something happened to it...

Posted by: Thunderdome - DOJ SPINS THE WHEEL at January 24, 2023 04:42 PM (L4FBP)

64 Wut?

Clams, clams, sheeps, and rams. More words in an ordinary sentence structure that don't say much. Word salad, it's for din dins. Flibbitygibbits for you all.

Posted by: Argle Bargle at January 24, 2023 04:42 PM (ppBhU)

65 Guess who works at Starbucks now or has a brand new OnlyFans account?

-

I sort of love the idea of someone having a job at google as the guy who cooks grilled cheese sandwiches or buses tables.

"So what do you do for a living?"
"I work for Google."
"Ooooh, we're hiring, want a job?!!"

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at January 24, 2023 04:42 PM (vXGlH)

66 51 Guess who works at Starbucks now or has a brand new OnlyFans account?

https://tinyurl.com/55aenx5f
Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (00enZ)

She's a One.

Sigh. I miss working at Google, to be honest. Best catered food ever.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:42 PM (XvPQV)

67 ace is the extend of my social media.

Posted by: Infidel at January 24, 2023 04:42 PM (ZEa+g)

68 Yeah, no, because we use my account for streaming and I'd likely wind up with something on my YouTube feed that might be difficult to explain.
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at January 24, 2023 04:39 PM (1EFfL)
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First rule of storytelling: Show, don't tell.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 24, 2023 04:43 PM (zR7zg)

69 >Wut?

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 04:37 PM (eOEVl)

Microsoft purchased AI tech start-up Open AI for their AI based natural language processing. This is the basis of Chat GPT - which is transformative. Chat GPT can easily find information on the web - or really any connected system via simple queries - and compile into any format the user defines. IMO, it is an existential threat to Google's search algorithms; which drive Google's profits. So the Google founders have stepped in to right the ship, from what I've read.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 24, 2023 04:43 PM (NgqoH)

70 Pixy (iirc) said he uses the Brave browser, so I switched to that. Can't tell yet if it is more free. But Startpage seems to use Google, so does DuckDuckGo ... not sure if Brave has its own search machine.

Back in the late 90's those search machines were all the thang. AtHome, Exorcist (Excite, hehe), LyCos ... there were several that made and lost traders millions. But BigFoot Google came in and ... must have had some Globalist Backing.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 24, 2023 04:44 PM (Cus5s)

71 extend=extent

Posted by: Infidel at January 24, 2023 04:44 PM (ZEa+g)

72 It cracks me up every time there's a big corporate layoff, the news always has sob stories. Like, its never sucked in the past for anyone to be fired, no its only when a big company lays anyone off that it is a hardship and requires news coverage.

You don't get the press dropping by Joe Blow's house to ask about losing his job when he gets canned from the 7-11, its just these big companies that they suddenly care about the feelings of losing a job.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:44 PM (0hOvj)

73 I used google about six months ago to look up the local Ford dealer. Yesterday my dashboard warning light popped up saying I needed an oil change soon. The same day I get Not one, but two automated calls from the Ford dealer to schedule an oil change.
Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2023 04:44 PM (anj39)

74 The Corporate / Government cooperation inherent in Fascism, works both ways.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 24, 2023 04:44 PM (oHd/0)

75 Pixy (iirc) said he uses the Brave browser, so I switched to that.

I like Brave. I liked the Dissenter browser better, but its not being supported any more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:45 PM (0hOvj)

76 Note: If Google Ads are spun off or otherwise separated from the rest of Alphabet/Google...the whole company breaks up. Google Ads are the only real source of revenue that Google/Alphabet has. Google Cloud computing is in third place behind Amazon and Google.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (XvPQV)
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supposedly, this suit is aimed at only a segment of their ad business. The Feds want them to allow news publishers to sell their own ad placements instead of being forced to allow Google to do the placements. From the news report this lawsuit sounds like legal help for the New York Times and WaPo.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (sPFn3)

77 First rule of storytelling: Show, don't tell.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 24, 2023 04:43 PM (zR7zg)

The Paolo has used this rule to, how you say, many conquerings.

Posted by: The Paolo at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (4I/2K)

78 Great googly moogly!!

OT...

I have no idea what I am eating. I cooked it but I don't know what it is. Had some ground beef I needed to use, some canned diced potatoes that I don't usually use, some canned mushrooms and some leftover beef stock. Threw all of it in a skillet with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of butter. Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)

79 Gosh, it would be hilarious if it came out that Google Ads are actually terrible at selling things and that Google has known for years...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

Yup. I know that Google has analytics that is supposed to tell you how effective your advertising is, but I could count on my fingers the number of times I've purchased something based on an ad tailored to me. And I've been on the Internet for some time now.

Posted by: 29Victor at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (BJKQV)

80 Sigh. I miss working at Google, to be honest. Best catered food ever.
___

That's nice.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (00enZ)

81 They are almost definitely fleecing publishers and ad buyers alike, but how can anyone say? Or do anything about it? It's not as if there's any real alternative to them.

Nobody wants to be the nail that sticks up and gets hammered down by the Alphabet Corporation, but I suppose regime propaganda organs are the best positioned for it. They have chips they can call in, too.

I always figured it would take the form of a class-action lawsuit by the big buyers, though.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 04:41 PM (oINRc)

Yeah. But the Press is one of the big props of the Democratic party, so they do have favors to call in. Only the US Government has the muscle to tame Alphabet. I used to think that was a good thing.

Used to...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (XvPQV)

82 Back in the late 90's those search machines were all the thang. AtHome, Exorcist (Excite, hehe), LyCos ... there were several that made and lost traders millions. But BigFoot Google came in and ... must have had some Globalist Backing.
Posted by: illiniwek at January 24, 2023 04:44 PM (Cus5s)
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Google got so big that it became a verb synonymous with searching...

I wonder how many people can even spell "googol" (the actual spelling of the word)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 24, 2023 04:47 PM (zR7zg)

83 Its cooling off out thar.....

Posted by: JT at January 24, 2023 04:47 PM (T4tVD)

84 Back in the late 90's those search machines were all the thang. AtHome, Exorcist (Excite, hehe), LyCos ... there were several that made and lost traders millions. But BigFoot Google came in and ... must have had some Globalist Backing.
Posted by: illiniwek at January 24, 2023 04:44 PM (Cus5s)

Bing and Google now come up with exact same 20 or so moderated results for any search... and then repeat them page after page. We no longer have search engines, we have Moderated Advertising.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 24, 2023 04:47 PM (oHd/0)

85 Do you work for the deep state?

Oh no. I work for the people, for your own good.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at January 24, 2023 04:47 PM (h3vES)

86 Microsoft purchased AI tech start-up Open AI for their AI based natural language processing. This is the basis of Chat GPT - which is transformative. Chat GPT can easily find information on the web - or really any connected system via simple queries - and compile into any format the user defines. IMO, it is an existential threat to Google's search algorithms; which drive Google's profits. So the Google founders have stepped in to right the ship, from what I've read.

Ah, thanks.

Along those lines, here's a little summary of what could happen to gaming (really to people) over the next century or so. It's about 18m long.

https://tinyurl.com/mtzre5ju

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 04:47 PM (eOEVl)

87 ace is the extend of my social media.
Posted by: Infidel at January 24, 2023 04:42 PM (ZEa+g)

Ace? Oh, you mean Lamont.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 24, 2023 04:47 PM (76Foq)

88 76 Note: If Google Ads are spun off or otherwise separated from the rest of Alphabet/Google...the whole company breaks up. Google Ads are the only real source of revenue that Google/Alphabet has. Google Cloud computing is in third place behind Amazon and Google.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:40 PM (XvPQV)
==================
supposedly, this suit is aimed at only a segment of their ad business. The Feds want them to allow news publishers to sell their own ad placements instead of being forced to allow Google to do the placements. From the news report this lawsuit sounds like legal help for the New York Times and WaPo.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (sPFn3)

Jah, I was just dreaming out loud.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (XvPQV)

89 I don't trust anyone who ever worked as a spook or for google, amazon, etc.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (00enZ)

90 I like Brave. I liked the Dissenter browser better, but its not being supported any more.

*********

Dissenter was basically just a fork of Brave, so a lot of the same privacy features were redundant. I do wish theres a better way to embed the ability to comment on any website to tell them what horse fucking fuckers of horses they are without getting banned. Really missed having that feature every time I visited Instapundit, or Hot Gas, or Red State, or pretty much every site Ive been banned from.

But not ace, cuz ace wubs me

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (VTu1l)

91 Guess who works at Starbucks now or has a brand new OnlyFans account?

https://tinyurl.com/55aenx5f
Posted by: SMH

She has to 'de-stress at the end of the day' with a massage after that 'work' day? Oh for Judas Priest's sake!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (qoGsy)

92 From the news report this lawsuit sounds like legal help for the New York Times and WaPo.
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*blows whistle*

Style Guide infraction: "Failing" New York Times and "Endlessly For sale" WaPo. That'll be 15 minutes in the barrel during the overnight topic.

Posted by: Blog Head Linesman at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (ONn++)

93 I always laugh when I see a bunch of directed advertising coming to my computer, for stuff I ALREADY BOUGHT.

I mean, how many damn dishwashers do I need?

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (oHd/0)

94 88Jah, I was just dreaming out loud.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (XvPQV)

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You speak your comments out loud instead of silently typing them?

Weird, man...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (LvTSG)

95 I have no idea what I am eating. I cooked it but I don't know what it is. Had some ground beef I needed to use, some canned diced potatoes that I don't usually use, some canned mushrooms and some leftover beef stock. Threw all of it in a skillet with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of butter. Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)
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Hmm. Bring it up on the Food Thread on Sunday and maybe the Horde can crowdsource a good name...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (zR7zg)

96 But Startpage seems to use Google, so does DuckDuckGo ... not sure if Brave has its own search machine.
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i thought Pixy said Brave uses an anonymized chrome base, so it sounds like Google and a prayer. I use it too, btw. Short of going to Edge, it may be the best choice, and is Microsoft going to be any better?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (sPFn3)

97 Bing and Google now come up with exact same 20 or so moderated results for any search... and then repeat them page after page. We no longer have search engines, we have Moderated Advertising.

Yeah. Google got its start by being the best search engine, their system gave you want you wanted, and was great at guessing what you meant by what you said. There were some good search engines in the past like Alta Vista, but Google blew them away.

Then at some point around 2016 or so they decided it was their job not to serve the customer by providing the most accurate and useful results, but curate what the customer got by carefully shaping what they got.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (0hOvj)

98 I have no idea what I am eating. I cooked it but I don't know what it is. Had some ground beef I needed to use, some canned diced potatoes that I don't usually use, some canned mushrooms and some leftover beef stock. Threw all of it in a skillet with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of butter. Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)

We used to call a meal like that hobo stew.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (BdMk6)

99 67 ace is the extent of my social media.

Except for a little NextDoor which I moderately despise.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (2jsTD)

100 Pixy (iirc) said he uses the Brave browser, so I switched to that.

Yeah, but Pixy operates a living computer cobbled together from Kangaroo meat that he feeds vegemite. Eventually it will become self-aware. Think Korrok.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (ppBhU)

101 Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)

Goulash? Probably needs paprika though, for that. Miklos ruling?

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (4I/2K)

102 I've grown quite fond of Gab.

Gotta block some peeps, but I enjoy the freedom there.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (00enZ)

103 Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)
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MeatyMayhem

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (sPFn3)

104
I laughed when Google became the Alphabet Corporation, because they also dropped the "Don't Be Evil" slogan at the same time.

"PSYCHE, BISHEZ!!! We totally ARE evil! And now we even have a cool, evil comic-book name!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (oINRc)

105 Someone is sleeping on the couch tonight.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (ytSiK)

106 Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem

During my college days we called that 'Zanesville Surprise'. (Roomie was a Zanesvilleite)

Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (qoGsy)

107 I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)

We used to call a meal like that hobo stew.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (BdMk6)

Bachelor Chow. And it sounds awesome.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wanting to Hang Out with Tom Bombadil at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (xPJvm)

108 >Yup. I know that Google has analytics that is supposed to tell you how effective your advertising is, but I could count on my fingers the number of times I've purchased something based on an ad tailored to me. And I've been on the Internet for some time now.

Posted by: 29Victor at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (BJKQV)

The ad positioning is where the money is made. If you want your paid ad to appear at the top of a search page for a specific keyword, you will have to outbid your competitor for the privilege. Keyword arbitrage is a thing. Weird but true.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (NgqoH)

109 Gab scares the normies, so there's that.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (00enZ)

110 Yup. I know that Google has analytics that is supposed to tell you how effective your advertising is, but I could count on my fingers the number of times I've purchased something based on an ad tailored to me. And I've been on the Internet for some time now.

Yes, but multiply that by billions of potential customers, and it works. Ever wonder why telemarketers still call? Because it works well enough for them to make money.

OTOH, I've acted on far more book recommendations from the book thread than any other source.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (eOEVl)

111 Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)

It's called "Dump"

You take a little of this and dump it in the skillet.
You take a little of that and dump it in the skillet.
Continue until you have nothing left to dump in the skillet.

Posted by: I'm a gormand not a gormet at January 24, 2023 04:51 PM (1DgE4)

112 ace is the extend of my social media.
Posted by: Infidel
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And let me assure you it extends pretty far, about 6 1/2 inches akshually.

Posted by: a tipsy chuy at happy hour at January 24, 2023 04:51 PM (5oW2b)

113 Ace suggested the Qwant search engine and I have been really happy with it for a while. It is not Google-based.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:51 PM (0hOvj)

114 Bing and Google now come up with exact same 20 or so moderated results for any search... and then repeat them page after page. We no longer have search engines, we have Moderated Advertising.

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This, every time I try to research neuropathy the SAME FUCKING RESULTS every time along with a nice listicle of articles telling me of the virtues of getting booster shots

fuck you internet

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 04:51 PM (VTu1l)

115 We are the sextant of many a young lad's search results.

Posted by: Pron Hub at January 24, 2023 04:52 PM (4I/2K)

116 I was just dreaming out loud.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (XvPQV)

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You speak your comments out loud instead of silently typing them?

Weird, man...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (LvTSG)

*narrows eyes*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:52 PM (XvPQV)

117 The Conservative Case for Federal Government Coercive Redistribution of Online Wealth.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 04:52 PM (4f8+h)

118 What a shame.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 24, 2023 04:52 PM (yQpMk)

119 Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called./i]

Kickshaw.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:52 PM (0hOvj)

120 Gab scares the normies, so there's that.
Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (00enZ)

I have an account, and sometimes get e-mails from them. but I have not accessed the site in quite a while.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wanting to Hang Out with Tom Bombadil at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (xPJvm)

121 It's kind of an open secret in the tech world that Google Ads pays for all the other vanity projects that like 85% of the staff work on instead. If/when their ad network isn't dominant anymore there's gonna be an apocalyptic purge at the Googleplex.

Posted by: CppThis at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (PZvjL)

122 So there you go: Biden's DOJ is only suing because his media allies are complaining that Google's monopoly position gives it the power to set terms for advertising on their platforms, without telling them how much Google is making.
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Big Tech is at least as useful as Big Media, so I suspect there is more to it than this. They want something from Google that they're not getting. More censorship, more data sharing, assistance against regime enemies in other countries, something.

This will probably end with some kind of fine, but I doubt that's the point. I wonder what the junta actually wants from Alphabet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (t0OGg)

123 Yeah I have a Gab account and post there rarely, but the general population there skeeves me out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (0hOvj)

124 70 Back in the late 90's those search machines were all the thang. AtHome, Exorcist (Excite, hehe), LyCos ...

but only one had a blimp, your sign of a quality search engine

Posted by: altavista at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (v3pYe)

125 I laughed when Google became the Alphabet Corporation, because they also dropped the "Don't Be Evil" slogan at the same time.

"PSYCHE, BISHEZ!!! We totally ARE evil! And now we even have a cool, evil comic-book name!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (oINRc)

You forgot the pinky finger gesture.

Posted by: Dr. Evil at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (4I/2K)

126 Oooo...

The Academy hates women because no woman was nominated for Best Director.

Also, BAFTA hates women because they went gender neutral in the acting awards and only men were nominated.

Rich woman in Hollywood really are the most oppressed people on earth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 04:54 PM (LvTSG)

127 I have no idea what I am eating. I cooked it but I don't know what it is. Had some ground beef I needed to use, some canned diced potatoes that I don't usually use, some canned mushrooms and some leftover beef stock. Threw all of it in a skillet with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of butter. Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM

BeefTaterShroom!

Will make and report back to food thread.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:54 PM (XvPQV)

128 I don't trust anyone who ever worked as a spook or for google, amazon, etc.
Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (00enZ)


*slowly reaches out with hand and slides MI hat under the desk*

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2023 04:54 PM (anj39)

129 Couldn't this be just a pretext, because maybe Google was preparing some "revelations" about censorship and other stuff, like what came out lately from Twitter (willingly) and Facebook (unwillingly)?

Posted by: PG at January 24, 2023 04:54 PM (84jHt)

130 Google pays billions in fines yearly. Just business expenses. US trying to get in on the grift.

Posted by: Golfman at January 24, 2023 04:54 PM (BLVc0)

131 This, every time I try to research neuropathy the SAME FUCKING RESULTS every time along with a nice listicle of articles telling me of the virtues of getting booster shots


are you having post-shot neuropathy?

sorry - sucks - I recommend a sugar detox

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (w0NJk)

132 Yeah I have a Gab account and post there rarely, but the general population there skeeves me out.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (0hOvj)
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Funny, I've made quite a few friends there.

The Christian group there has really helped me.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (00enZ)

133 Ace suggested the Qwant search engine and I have been really happy with it for a while. It is not Google-based.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:51 PM (0hOvj)

Like it too. Takes me right where I want to go.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (BdMk6)

134 Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 24, 2023 04:49

I like that!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (Wy1BU)

135 I laughed when Google became the Alphabet Corporation, because they also dropped the "Don't Be Evil" slogan at the same time.

"PSYCHE, BISHEZ!!! We totally ARE evil! And now we even have a cool, evil comic-book name!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (oINRc)
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Huh. It *was* at the same time. I thought they dropped the motto earlier than that.

Well, if you're going to go full-on "evil movie villain corporation" you might as well go whole-hog.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (t0OGg)

136
Yeah, Qwant seems to work better than regime search engines.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (oINRc)

137 >121 It's kind of an open secret in the tech world that Google Ads pays for all the other vanity projects that like 85% of the staff work on instead. If/when their ad network isn't dominant anymore there's gonna be an apocalyptic purge at the Googleplex.

Posted by: CppThis at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (PZvjL)

Activist institutional investors are calling for another 20% cut to headcount AND compensation reduction across the board. $300K median employee compensation was cited.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (NgqoH)

138 I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM
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Solomon Gundy

Stirabout

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (XlE1Z)

139 I went to the ChatGPT site. It says it's overloaded. Amusingly, it says it wrote a limerick about the site's status:

ChatGPT is surely the best
But its servers are put to the test
With so many users chatting
It's no wonder they're lagging
But they'll fix it soon, no need to fret!


Which is pretty terrible. It obviously hasn't been fed Muldoon's site yet.

Posted by: spindrift at January 24, 2023 04:56 PM (h5TKJ)

140 110 Yes, but multiply that by billions of potential customers, and it works. Ever wonder why telemarketers still call? Because it works well enough for them to make money.
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 04:50 PM (eOEVl)


Some time ago I was at a Microsoft event where one of their marketing guys was pushing their (at the time) new app store. He literally used Nigerian email scammers as an example to justify how a mediocre app pushed through the Microsoft system could still make money for the developers.

That was the point when I knew that Windows 8 was totally boned.

Posted by: CppThis at January 24, 2023 04:56 PM (PZvjL)

141 You know, ace
If you posted more Owl Kitty (have you seen Maverick) and sea otter videos, you wouldn't have those problems.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 04:56 PM (EafTE)

142 Gab is ok! yes you have to curate lol

but it's not that hard to avoid the wack

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 24, 2023 04:56 PM (w0NJk)

143 but it's not that hard to avoid the wack
Posted by: BlackOrchid
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This^

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 04:56 PM (00enZ)

144 ace is the extend of my social media.
Posted by: Infidel
==
And let me assure you it extends pretty far, about 6 1/2 inches akshually.
Posted by: a tipsy chuy at happy hour at January 24, 2023 04:51 PM (5oW2b)

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Wasn't Lamont sporting a pr0n mustache back in the '70s?

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 04:56 PM (4f8+h)

145 Sorry to link to this-in my view-awful organization "Freedom From Religion Foundation" the militant atheist group-but they're thrilled Ron Regan Jr. was featured in Atheist ads on 60 minutes:

tinyurl.com/2s2mwcep

Ron Regan Jr. looks amazingly like Bill Gates,

As if anyone in FFRR is not a leftist. Yes; I get that there are conservative Atheists. They probably aren't endorsing that town centers not have manger signs or that Satanic groups be included in after school activies at schools

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2023 04:57 PM (D+F6R)

146 Yeah I have a Gab account and post there rarely, but the general population there skeeves me out.

**********

the stormtrooper vibe is strong with this one

I find the emails from the owner a bit odd too, like, he goes on and on about his Christian faith, which is awesome, and then how we need to love everyone, which is awesome, and then goes off the rails with a line like "but those FUCKING JEWS"

uhhh, I dont see anywhere in the Bible where it says we're to love everyone including our enemies EXCEPT the Jews, numbnuts

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 04:57 PM (VTu1l)

147 Jah, I was just dreaming out loud.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (XvPQV)

Sue you if it goes too fast?
Party like it's nineteen-ninety-nine!

Posted by: Zombie Prince at January 24, 2023 04:57 PM (4I/2K)

148 Ace suggested the Qwant search engine and I have been really happy with it for a while. It is not Google-based.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:51 PM (0hOvj)
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Qwant is my go-to. It is not the only one I use. Another one in regular rotation is Yandex, which is Russian. It is also manipulated, but the manipulation is blatantly pro-Russian whereas the domestic search engines and (as near as I can tell) Qwant is pro-Western. Qwant does the least manipulation as far as I can tell.

Depending on topic, I'll use both search engines to get some balance.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 04:57 PM (t0OGg)

149 Qwant's good, how long before Google buys it?

Posted by: lowandslow at January 24, 2023 04:58 PM (76Foq)

150 Did the horde see that a young writer for TP USA went to Davos, and while there wrote some articles critical of the New World Order. She came home yesterday and was searched five times by TSA at various points along the trip. TSA told her her name was "on a list" they just received.

https://tinyurl.com/ytmkjrur

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 04:58 PM (9M6+C)

151 Scenes-not signs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2023 04:58 PM (D+F6R)

152 This is sure to get Mike Lee (R-Google) all excited.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 24, 2023 04:58 PM (yQpMk)

153 I got tired of following or adding people on Gab who seemed perfectly normal then turned into Stormfront out of the blue. I just want nothing to do with idiots like that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 04:58 PM (0hOvj)

154 104
I laughed when Google became the Alphabet Corporation, because they also dropped the "Don't Be Evil" slogan at the same time.
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Are they affiliated with Umbrella Corporation now?

Posted by: Chris Redfield at January 24, 2023 04:58 PM (fs1hN)

155 I always assumed the ads were just an excuse to plant trackers.

It makes sense when you accept that Google = federal agency

Posted by: There is no deep state, there is only the state at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (rHQZF)

156 Is REDACTED still on time-out?

Posted by: free tibet at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (DQlPT)

157 I went to the ChatGPT site. It says it's overloaded.

*************

I wanted to try ChatGPT until it asked for my phone number.

Then I gave it one of my temporary burn numbers to bypass that stupidity and it literally responds, no your REAL phone number.

Pass.

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (VTu1l)

158 It's kind of an open secret in the tech world that Google Ads pays for all the other vanity projects that like 85% of the staff work on instead. If/when their ad network isn't dominant anymore there's gonna be an apocalyptic purge at the Googleplex.
Posted by: CppThis at January 24, 2023 04:53 PM (PZvjL)
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Google is a advertising company. It carries *everything.* YouTube is a revenue sink without the ads. Google Apps aren't very profitable, if profitable at all. Google's cloud is somewhat profitable. Search isn't profitable at all without the advertising.

Without ads, Google is worthless.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (t0OGg)

159 I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM

Sounds like the Hokey Pokey. That's what it's all about.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (4I/2K)

160 137 Activist institutional investors are calling for another 20% cut to headcount AND compensation reduction across the board. $300K median employee compensation was cited.
Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 24, 2023 04:55 PM (NgqoH)


Basically the way Google R&D works right now is they pay you an above average salary to show up and work on whatever you want to work on, I mean it's literally your choice with minimal management oversight, and if the project you choose to assign yourself to makes money they pay you even more.

Posted by: CppThis at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (PZvjL)

161 Jah, I was just dreaming out loud.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:48 PM (XvPQV)

Sue you if it goes too fast?
Party like it's nineteen-ninety-nine!
Posted by: Zombie Prince at January 24, 2023 04:57 PM (4I/2K)

lol

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (XvPQV)

162 This is the corrupt federal government's first bid and its propaganda organs helpfully drove up the price. Pigs ain't gonna slop themselves, you know. The settlement will be under seal.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (KSNKu)

163 Prince was a damn fine songwriter and musician.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:00 PM (XvPQV)

164 153 I got tired of following or adding people on Gab who seemed perfectly normal then turned into Stormfront out of the blue. I just want nothing to do with idiots like that.


yep this definitely happens

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 24, 2023 05:00 PM (w0NJk)

165 Will make and report back to food thread.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


Throw in onions and top with shredded cheddar. I think that might kick it up a notch. I might sleaze it up with crushed red pepper also.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 05:00 PM (Wy1BU)

166 I got tired of following or adding people on Gab who seemed perfectly normal then turned into Stormfront out of the blue. I just want nothing to do with idiots like that.

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I used to have a blog, and I could count on one hand over years and years the number of commenters I had who weren't batshit insane.

Morons have been the most normal people I ever met

Sad isn't it?

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:01 PM (VTu1l)

167 Google is a advertising company. It carries *everything.* YouTube is a revenue sink without the ads. Google Apps aren't very profitable, if profitable at all. Google's cloud is somewhat profitable. Search isn't profitable at all without the advertising.

Without ads, Google is worthless.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (t0OGg)

Exactly. It wedged it's way into search dominance and leveraged that into advertising dominance.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:01 PM (XvPQV)

168 Without ads, Google is worthless.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (t0OGg)

Google must master its ads. Sorta like a creed or something.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 24, 2023 05:02 PM (4I/2K)

169 Looks like someone stopped paying their Jizya.

Posted by: Roc Doc at January 24, 2023 05:02 PM (Uqcle)

170 Are they affiliated with Umbrella Corporation now?

*****************

Where's Jill Valentine in her 10 sizes too small baby outfit to save us from these evil megacorps?

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:02 PM (VTu1l)

171 uhhh, I dont see anywhere in the Bible where it says we're to love everyone including our enemies EXCEPT the Jews, numbnuts

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 04:57 PM (VTu1l)
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Adolph 3:10

Posted by: Axeman at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (krQz2)

172 ace is the extend of my social media.
Posted by: Infidel
==
And let me assure you it extends pretty far, about 6 1/2 inches akshually.

Posted by: a tipsy chuy at happy hour at January 24, 2023 04:51 PM (5oW2b)

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I think traffic peaked when he was posting the bat videos.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (4f8+h)

173 Prince was a damn fine songwriter and musician.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:00 PM (XvPQV)

*spit

Posted by: Elvis at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (BLVc0)

174 I love one-dish meals. Not just for the reduction of dishes to wash afterwards, but I love the way foods cooked together combine flavors.

I'm no great cook but I do enjoy experimenting with skillet meals.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (XvPQV)

175 5 So there you go: Biden's DOJ is only suing because his media allies are complaining that Google's monopoly position gives it the power to set terms for advertising on their platforms, without telling them how much Google is making.

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Gosh, it would be hilarious if it came out that Google Ads are actually terrible at selling things and that Google has known for years...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Most advertising is waste other than for new products or a new business. Google is now the new Yellow Pages and the demise of the Yellow Page monopoly is one of the things leading to a breakup of ATT.

Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (bDjBG)

176 Google is making a mint. My guess is this is a shakedown to wet their beaks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (zZu0s)

177 You know, if Google had half a brain, they could charge $8 per month, and offer us the unadulterated Google of Circa 2001, updated to accommodate modern processors?

I think they'd make far more bank than their Ad Sense model, and we'd be glad to pay for the non-moderated results.

Eight Dollahs a month. We'd Love Google Long Time!

Same concept for the cel fones. Quit selling our info out to their buyers for pennies on the app. I'd pay the same $8 for the privacy of my info staying in my fone. (not that I TRUST that they'd actually DO so!)

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (e6UQI)

178
Fruity as he was, Dr. Evil was never *this* fruity.

Behold... Eric Schmidt, Overlord of Your Technotronic Ghetto:

https://tinyurl.com/rvd6jf7w

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (oINRc)

179 Check what happens when you Google XXXL condoms.
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I came; I saw; I conquered... but not necessarily in that order!

Posted by: zombie julius caesar at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (Vwz3I)

180 173 Prince was a damn fine songwriter and musician.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:00 PM (XvPQV)

*spit
Posted by: Elvis at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (BLVc0)

Jealousy is a stinky cologne, King.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:04 PM (XvPQV)

181
Without ads, Google is worthless.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 04:59 PM (t0OGg)
---
Pixel makes it some money.

Posted by: Axeman at January 24, 2023 05:04 PM (krQz2)

182 "...you just kinda turn off your brain and say 'Yeah this looks good' and post it, you know?"
~~~~~

Sorry, Lamont. This excuse just doesn't cut it.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 24, 2023 05:04 PM (3ImbR)

183 [Oops, damn copy/paste failure:]

You know, ace
If you posted more Owl Kitty (have you seen Maverick) and sea otter videos, you wouldn't have those problems.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 04:56 PM (EafTE)

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I think traffic peaked when he was posting the bat videos.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 05:05 PM (4f8+h)

184 Prince was a damn fine songwriter and musician.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:00 PM (XvPQV)

I never liked his pop stuff, but once I heard a blues rock song he did and he tore shit up. Of course I only heard it once on the radio, and I always forget to search it up.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wanting to Hang Out with Tom Bombadil at January 24, 2023 05:05 PM (xPJvm)

185 I got tired of following or adding people on Gab who seemed perfectly normal then turned into Stormfront out of the blue. I just want nothing to do with idiots like that.


yep this definitely happens
Posted by: BlackOrchid
___

Yep.

I have to block at least 1-2 of those types a day now.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 05:05 PM (00enZ)

186 Google still makes money selling demographic info (your IP's patterns and interests) even if their advertising doesn't. And as mentioned before, their cloud services make them money.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 05:05 PM (0hOvj)

187 Same concept for the cel fones. Quit selling our info out to their buyers for pennies on the app. I'd pay the same $8 for the privacy of my info staying in my fone. (not that I TRUST that they'd actually DO so!)

*****************

Like a hooker, I would pay Facebook to fucking go AWAY

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:05 PM (VTu1l)

188 Prince was a damn fine songwriter and musician.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:00 PM (XvPQV)

I never liked his pop stuff, but once I heard a blues rock song he did and he tore shit up. Of course I only heard it once on the radio, and I always forget to search it up.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wanting to Hang Out with Tom Bombadil at January 24, 2023 05:05 PM (xPJvm)

His performance of 'As my Guitar Softly Weeps' is amazing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:06 PM (XvPQV)

189 Well, they don't have King Harv.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at January 24, 2023 05:06 PM (8GeFp)

190 One man has killed 60 Shaolin monks at the White Lotus Temple using the Five Point Palm Exploding Technique. Pretty sure he's white.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2023 05:06 PM (44ww/)

191 Jealousy is a stinky cologne, King.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:04 PM (XvPQV)

Still not as pungent as Sex Panther.

Posted by: Ron Burgandy, Legendary Newsman at January 24, 2023 05:06 PM (4I/2K)

192 His performance of 'As my Guitar Softly Weeps' is amazing.
___

This is true.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 05:06 PM (00enZ)

193 Prince was a damn fine songwriter and musician.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:00 PM (XvPQV)

*spit
Posted by: Elvis at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (BLVc0)

Elvis, you were neither a songwriter or (really) musician

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:06 PM (mR6Gs)

194
Prince was a consummate musician. The man could play anything, but especially a guitar.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (oINRc)

195 His performance of 'As my Guitar Softly Weeps' is amazing.

Yeah I think he was determined to show these guys he was a real talent, not just a really weird songwriter. He definitely impressed the other guitarists there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (0hOvj)

196 Jealousy is a stinky cologne, King.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:04 PM (XvPQV

I'll give him props.

But he ain't no Steve Winwood.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRCooFKk3c

Posted by: Golfman at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (BLVc0)

197 *exploding heart technique

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (44ww/)

198
Gently weeps. Not softly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (oINRc)

199 Elvis, you were neither a songwriter or (really) musician

*************

wow you really have a suspicious mind to believe that

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:08 PM (VTu1l)

200 Like a hooker, I would pay Facebook to fucking go AWAY

It pretty much is on its own. I mean its not gonna disappear, but its like newspapers and magazines now. A small segment of people over a certain age use it, but nobody else, really.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 05:08 PM (0hOvj)

201 Fruity as he was, Dr. Evil was never *this* fruity.

Behold... Eric Schmidt, Overlord of Your Technotronic Ghetto:
https://tinyurl.com/rvd6jf7w
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:03 PM (oINRc)
++++
I knew it was going to be that picture or one like it. Ugh.

That picture from an article about the "Burning Man for the 1%" festival called "Further Future." If you want to see how the asinine technocrats of the west coast party in the desert (and shake your head in contempt as the bile rises in your throat), the Guardian had a write-up of it:
https://archive.is/hdFZv

*This* is a big chunk of your ruling class.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 05:08 PM (t0OGg)

202 Yeah I think he was determined to show these guys he was a real talent, not just a really weird songwriter. He definitely impressed the other guitarists there.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (0hOvj)


No. They all knew. That's why he came in at the end.

Posted by: blaster at January 24, 2023 05:08 PM (pwExq)

203 Gently weeps. Not softly.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (oINRc)

ah, thankee

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:08 PM (XvPQV)

204 But he ain't no Steve Winwood.

Who was no Roy Clark

https://youtu.be/lxDQQDF6j0Y

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 05:09 PM (0hOvj)

205 I used to have a blog, and I could count on one hand over years and years the number of commenters I had who weren't batshit insane.

Morons have been the most normal people I ever met

Sad isn't it?
Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:01 PM (VTu1l)

*head twitches*

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 24, 2023 05:09 PM (BdMk6)

206 Elvis, you were neither a songwriter or (really) musician
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:06 PM (mR6Gs)

I'm all shook up by that.

Posted by: Elvis, In an east Texas nursing home at January 24, 2023 05:09 PM (4I/2K)

207 Oh hey US government finally admitted to over 300,000 excess deaths not due to wong fong the schlong schlong virus

reasons being claimed for this range from climate change to playing too much video games

and also white people

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:10 PM (VTu1l)

208 The dancing girls who hugged on Prince did not block his left hand playing Rock Lobster for the Super Bowl pre-game. Legend.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2023 05:10 PM (44ww/)

209 Elvis, you were neither a songwriter or (really) musician

*************

wow you really have a suspicious mind to believe that
Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:08 PM (VTu1l)

I think they gave Elvis a songwriting credit or two, probably so he can make a little dough---and give 80% to The Colonel, and he could barely play guitar

Like Sinatra it was his voice that made him great

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:10 PM (mR6Gs)

210 That April 13, 2014 email from Hunter to Devon Archer sure looks like trouble for team Biden.

Posted by: DanMan at January 24, 2023 05:11 PM (DB6tu)

211 It pretty much is on its own. I mean its not gonna disappear, but its like newspapers and magazines now.

******************

I dont know if its anecdotal or indicative of an industry trend, but 90% of marketing budgets Ive been given were earmarked to Twitter and TikTok. The days of FB getting 95% of social media budgets seems to be long past

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:12 PM (VTu1l)

212 210 That April 13, 2014 email from Hunter to Devon Archer sure looks like trouble for team Biden.
Posted by: DanMan at January 24, 2023 05:11 PM (DB6tu)

=========

"What email? Talk about an email again, and we'll sic the DOJ on you."
-Mitch McConnell

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 05:12 PM (LvTSG)

213 I'll give him props.

But he ain't no Steve Winwood.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRCooFKk3c
Posted by: Golfman at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (BLVc0)

Winwood is fantastic

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:12 PM (mR6Gs)

214 Prince was three feet tall and died without ever revealing the location of his pot of gold.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 05:13 PM (ppBhU)

215 I think they gave Elvis a songwriting credit or two, probably so he can make a little dough---and give 80% to The Colonel, and he could barely play guitar

***************

So he was nothing but a hound dog?

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:13 PM (VTu1l)

216 That April 13, 2014 email from Hunter to Devon Archer sure looks like trouble for team Biden.
--------

hahahahaha
(snort)
hahahahahahaha
(wheeze)
hahahahaha

Posted by: Egg shortages are easily recognized by the overabundance of eggs on grocers shelves at January 24, 2023 05:13 PM (vXGlH)

217 Winwood is fantastic
Posted by: JoeF.

And we'll be back in the high life again!!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 05:13 PM (Wy1BU)

218 That April 13, 2014 email from Hunter to Devon Archer sure looks like trouble for team Biden.
Posted by: DanMan at January 24, 2023 05:11 PM (DB6tu)


For clarity, my first name is Sterling.

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 05:14 PM (gmo/4)

219 218 That April 13, 2014 email from Hunter to Devon Archer sure looks like trouble for team Biden.
Posted by: DanMan at January 24, 2023 05:11 PM (DB6tu)


For clarity, my first name is Sterling.

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 05:14 PM (gmo/4)

You can trust Dutchess

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:14 PM (XvPQV)

220 That April 13, 2014 email from Hunter to Devon Archer sure looks like trouble for team Biden.
Posted by: DanMan at January 24, 2023 05:11 PM (DB6tu)

link?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:15 PM (mR6Gs)

221 209 Elvis, you were neither a songwriter or (really) musician

Like Sinatra it was his voice that made him great
Posted by: JoeF.

--------
Elvis could play guitar a bit (see the Live in Memphis tv special) but was actually a decent pianist. When goofing around in the studio or practice, Elvis often played on piano and sang gospel tunes. Prince was a better songwriter and musician but frankly his voice sucked. Elvis was one of the greats as far as vocal range even shortly before his death. Look up his live version of Unchained Melody that he played on his last live tour.

Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:15 PM (bDjBG)

222 That April 13, 2014 email from Hunter to Devon Archer sure looks like trouble for team Biden.
Posted by: DanMan at January 24, 2023 05:11 PM (DB6tu)

These are not the emails you are looking for. *waves hand* Go on about your business. *waves hand* Move along.

Posted by: Obi-Wan Garland at January 24, 2023 05:16 PM (4I/2K)

223 Hubbymayhem did some grocery shopping on Sunday. He bought eggs and when he got home he suggested that we arm up to escort the eggs. This is getting stupid.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 05:16 PM (Wy1BU)

224 Dunno how true this is...but if DC is on their hitlist...
___

"The Russian ship Admiral Gorshkov, armed with nuclear missiles, is on its way to the West"

https://tinyurl.com/485tpheh

Gotta admit, the Ruskies kinda suck when it comes to surprises.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 05:16 PM (00enZ)

225 Prince was an amazing musician.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 24, 2023 05:16 PM (KAi1n)

226 Is it legitimate to consummate a nuptial relationship with anal?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 24, 2023 05:17 PM (Jg7EG)

227 link?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:15 PM (mR6Gs)


It's on Gateway Pundit

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 05:17 PM (gmo/4)

228 224 "The Russian ship Admiral Gorshkov, armed with nuclear missiles, is on its way to the West"

https://tinyurl.com/485tpheh

Gotta admit, the Ruskies kinda suck when it comes to surprises.


what's the point of having a doomsday machine if you don't tell anyone about it?

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at January 24, 2023 05:17 PM (v3pYe)

229 Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:10 PM (VTu1l)

Excess deaths due to people being severely depressed due to global warming ,but instead of actually committing suicide by gun or pills or jumping off a bridge their bodies were so turned into climate catastrophe that they just shut down spontaneously.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2023 05:18 PM (D+F6R)

230 Idk who Damar Hamlin is, but he appears to be an op.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at January 24, 2023 05:18 PM (24fqN)

231 Is it legitimate to consummate a nuptial relationship with anal?
Posted by: Dr. Bone


Sure! The homo dudes do it all the time.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 05:18 PM (Wy1BU)

232 Steve Winwood IMHO, is a multitalented songwriter and musician who writes around his vocal range limits as you can do when you write your own songs.

Class him in the same rank as John Fogerty as an indy artist.

Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:18 PM (bDjBG)

233 My guess Google was losing money and started ditching the dead weight

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2023 05:18 PM (xhxe8)

234 Idk who Damar Hamlin is, but he appears to be an op.

He was there with Shaka, when the walls fell.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (ppBhU)

235 Elvis could play guitar a bit (see the Live in Memphis tv special) but was actually a decent pianist. When goofing around in the studio or practice, Elvis often played on piano and sang gospel tunes. Prince was a better songwriter and musician but frankly his voice sucked. Elvis was one of the greats as far as vocal range even shortly before his death. Look up his live version of Unchained Melody that he played on his last live tour.
Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:15 PM (bDjBG)

I like Elvis, he just wasn't a songwriter.
I like Prince too, but too many people just go crazy talking about him. He was ridiculously talented though.
He put out a lot of mindless funk and dance tracks when he could have been doing rock and blues

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (mR6Gs)

236 Huh I guess the manila envelope was late.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (vN+oL)

237 I have no idea what I am eating. I cooked it but I don't know what it is. Had some ground beef I needed to use, some canned diced potatoes that I don't usually use, some canned mushrooms and some leftover beef stock. Threw all of it in a skillet with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of butter. Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)

We used to call a meal like that hobo stew.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (BdMk6)
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Well, as it doesn't have real hobo in it, best call it faux-hobo stew.

Posted by: Axeman at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (krQz2)

238 "The Russian ship Admiral Gorshkov, armed with nuclear missiles, is on its way to the West"

*****************

I hope they're making sure Florida is outside their target zone

The rest of the east coast, welp, them's the breaks

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (VTu1l)

239 Hubbymayhem did some grocery shopping on Sunday. He bought eggs and when he got home he suggested that we arm up to escort the eggs. This is getting stupid.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 05:16 PM (Wy1BU)

---------

Out: Killing someone for their Air Jordans.
In: Killing someone for their Groceries.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (6N3WH)

240 230 Idk who Damar Hamlin is, but he appears to be an op.
Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at January 24, 2023 05:18 PM (24fqN)

Like a "Lee Harvey Oswald" in Mexico City kind of op?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:20 PM (XvPQV)

241 This made me smile:

https://tinyurl.com/cd4bm23r

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 05:20 PM (00enZ)

242 Musician or not. No one ever had a voice and a presence on stage like Elvis.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ixbcvKCl4Jc

Posted by: Golfman at January 24, 2023 05:20 PM (BLVc0)

243 Steve Winwood IMHO, is a multitalented songwriter and musician who writes around his vocal range limits as you can do when you write your own songs.

Class him in the same rank as John Fogerty as an indy artist.
Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:18 PM (bDjBG)

Winwood is a noted keyboardist, but he's way under-appreciated as a guitarist

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:20 PM (mR6Gs)

244 Prince was an amazing musician.
Posted by: SFGoth at January 24, 2023 05:16 PM (KAi1n)

Not a fan of his pop oeuvre, but will respect the talent.

Saw Hank Williams, Jr in concert back in the '80s. He played and sang for 3 hours virtually nonstop. Played a metric shit ton of different instruments too, and well.

I like performers who work hard for the money.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 24, 2023 05:20 PM (4I/2K)

245 "Like a "Lee Harvey Oswald" in Mexico City kind of op?"

Kind of the opposite because this Hamlin guy is dead, but Oswald is still alive of course.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (24fqN)

246 Hey, Suspicious Minds is a great song.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (zZu0s)

247 Prince was a better songwriter and musician but frankly his voice sucked. Elvis was one of the greats as far as vocal range even shortly before his death.

Imagine Prince's songwriting and Elvis' voice ...

Polygram Records proudly introduces Prince and The King - with their highly-anticipated debut album The Aristocrats - in stores Tuesday!

Posted by: spindrift at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (h5TKJ)

248 Someone's having fun at the paper:

"Female High School Woodworking Teacher Charged With 6 Felonies For Relationship With Male Student"

https://tinyurl.com/yw5epcnh

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (ppBhU)

249
He put out a lot of mindless funk and dance tracks when he could have been doing rock and blues
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (mR6Gs)

Pop music is where the chicks are at. I suspect that was Prince's motivation, or else he'd have played something else. He could have done whatever.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (oINRc)

250 The first time I saw Prince and Meatloaf were as musical guests on SNL.

I thought both were skits.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (yQpMk)

251 what's the point of having a doomsday machine if you don't tell anyone about it?
Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at January 24, 2023 05:17 PM (v3pYe)
___

Good point.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (00enZ)

252 Out: Killing someone for their Air Jordans.
In: Killing someone for their Groceries.
Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (6N3WH)

I want to laugh at this but can't.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (BdMk6)

253 226 Is it legitimate to consummate a nuptial relationship with anal?
Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 24, 2023 05:17 PM (Jg7EG)

Yes and no.

You can't have kids that way, so it defeats the whole reproduction side of nuptials but...it is sex, so it satisfies that requirement.

It's not much fun, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at January 24, 2023 05:22 PM (XvPQV)

254 "The Russian ship Admiral Gorshkov, armed with nuclear missiles, is on its way to the West"
__________

It'll make a nice reef in Venezuela.

Posted by: John Fetterman, The Fetterman Center of Excellense at January 24, 2023 05:22 PM (lf83v)

255 I have no idea what I am eating. I cooked it but I don't know what it is. Had some ground beef I needed to use, some canned diced potatoes that I don't usually use, some canned mushrooms and some leftover beef stock. Threw all of it in a skillet with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of butter. Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)

We used to call a meal like that hobo stew.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 24, 2023 04:49 PM (BdMk6)
---
Well, as it doesn't have real hobo in it, best call it faux-hobo stew.
Posted by: Axeman at January 24, 2023 05:19 PM (krQz2)

Ixnay.

Posted by: Panda Express at January 24, 2023 05:22 PM (4I/2K)

256 I followed the link to Marco Polo from the top story on Gateway Pundit.

GP had an earlier link that was a clean two page jpg but they don't have one up any longer. That's the one I saved. It doesn't have all the scribbling on it.

Marco Polo had that 644 page report from the laptop a week ago. Beau's widow is a randy one fo sho.

Posted by: DanMan at January 24, 2023 05:23 PM (DB6tu)

257 Some really suspicious shit going on regarding Damar Hamlin.

Response found in Posobiec's tweet:

https://is.gd/CySEBK

Posobiec's tweet, with a lot of replies from people who are also scratching their heads:

"Why didn't the NFL let us see Damar Hamlin's face?"

https://is.gd/Y7T1ik

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 24, 2023 05:23 PM (YJwUM)

258
She has to 'de-stress at the end of the day' with a massage after that 'work' day? Oh for Judas Priest's sake!
Posted by: Tonypete


Ever notice that those "work day perks" videos and "nurses dancing while patients flatline" videos are all young pretty women, fat POC women, pasty soiboi twinks and radioactive hair people of indeterminate gender?

The brassy no-nonsense nurse women and manly hard-hat men don't have time for that bullshit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 24, 2023 05:23 PM (n+4am)

259 I like Prince too, but too many people just go crazy talking about him. He was ridiculously talented though.

Posted by: JoeF.
-------
Prince was talented enough to do what he wanted to do as a songwriter and musician. Probably most of that type would agree with Pete Townshend when someone asked him about

Richie Blackmore being more talented as a guitarist. I think Pete said he used music and songwriting as his voice rather than worry about being the uber guitarist.

The smart ones in the game play to their strengths instead of trying to do everything.

Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:23 PM (bDjBG)

260 what's the point of having a doomsday machine if you don't tell anyone about it?
Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at January 24, 2023 05:17 PM (v3pYe)
___

Good point.
Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (00enZ)

Exactly.

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove at January 24, 2023 05:24 PM (4I/2K)

261 Idk who Damar Hamlin is, but he appears to be an op.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at January 24, 2023 05:18 PM (24fqN)

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He was pretty good in L.A. Law back in the day.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 05:24 PM (6N3WH)

262 I'll give him props.

But he ain't no Steve Winwood.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRCooFKk3c
Posted by: Golfman at January 24, 2023 05:07 PM (BLVc0)

Winwood is fantastic
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:12 PM (mR6Gs)



I was playing with my old cassette player yesterday and going through some old tapes. The band Head Cleaner sure sucks.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2023 05:25 PM (anj39)

263 I have no idea what I am eating. I cooked it but I don't know what it is. Had some ground beef I needed to use, some canned diced potatoes that I don't usually use, some canned mushrooms and some leftover beef stock. Threw all of it in a skillet with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of butter. Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2023 04:46 PM (Wy1BU)


Hash.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 24, 2023 05:25 PM (xhaym)

264 Jeez...did I ever screw that up.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2023 05:25 PM (anj39)

265
Eat What You Love the healthy way, with Beyond Meat™ Hobeaux Stew.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:25 PM (oINRc)

266 "Why didn't the NFL let us see Damar Hamlin's face?"

https://is.gd/Y7T1ik
___

Because he's dead, and they're using a double.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 05:25 PM (00enZ)

267 Bills' Damar Hamlin faces long recovery, family spokesman says


So ... probable then?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 24, 2023 05:25 PM (yQpMk)

268 Some really suspicious shit going on regarding Damar Hamlin.

Response found in Posobiec's tweet:

https://is.gd/CySEBK

Posobiec's tweet, with a lot of replies from people who are also scratching their heads:

"Why didn't the NFL let us see Damar Hamlin's face?"

https://is.gd/Y7T1ik

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 24, 2023 05:23 PM (YJwUM)

What's wrong with your face?

Posted by: Mr. Plinkett at January 24, 2023 05:25 PM (4I/2K)

269 Imagine Prince's songwriting and Elvis' voice ...

Polygram Records proudly introduces Prince and The King - with their highly-anticipated debut album The Aristocrats - in stores Tuesday!
Posted by: spindrift
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That sort of DeepFake remake technology is coming along pretty soon.

Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:26 PM (bDjBG)

270 Reminder:

Suspicious Minds by the King

https://tinyurl.com/3k6yzd7p

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2023 05:26 PM (zZu0s)

271 257: https://youtu.be/Vpqffgak7To

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (sAmhv)

272
I'm not going to bag on Elvis. But Prince was the shit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (oINRc)

273 I was playing with my old cassette player yesterday and going through some old tapes. The band Head Cleaner sure sucks.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2023 05:25 PM (anj39)

Is that an old school Bob and Tom reference?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (zZu0s)

274 I'm not going to bag on Elvis. But Prince was the shit.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (oINRc)

He had a fine taste in women.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (zZu0s)

275 That sort of DeepFake remake technology is coming along pretty soon.
Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:26 PM (bDjBG)



Didn't Natalie Cole already duet with her dead Dad?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (yQpMk)

276 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2023 05:28 PM (zZu0s)

277 Is that an old school Bob and Tom reference?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (zZu0s)

No.
Just a bad joke I saw yesterday.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2023 05:28 PM (anj39)

278 That sort of DeepFake remake technology is coming along pretty soon.
Posted by: whig at January 24, 2023 05:26 PM (bDjBG)

Probably already exists. Legal issues --and lack public interest?--are keeping it from coming out

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:29 PM (mR6Gs)

279 Nood

Posted by: Kam Fong as Chin Ho at January 24, 2023 05:29 PM (gf7Ez)

280 I'm not going to bag on Elvis. But Prince was the shit.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (oINRc)

He had a fine taste in women.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2023 05:27 PM (zZu0s)

Fine taste in beards

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2023 05:30 PM (mR6Gs)

281 He put out a lot of mindless funk and dance tracks when he could have been doing rock and blues

Yeah that is the one legitimate criticism of Prince, beyond his voice. It was like Mozart writing only sappy montovani stuff for elevators. Wasted talent writing trash like "Sugar Walls" and "Darling Nikki". I get it you are almost entirely driven by your gonads but what a waste.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2023 05:30 PM (0hOvj)

282 166 I used to have a blog, and I could count on one hand over years and years the number of commenters I had who weren't batshit insane.

Morons have been the most normal people I ever met

Sad isn't it?
Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at January 24, 2023 05:01 PM (VTu1l)


This is about the only place on the internet where the comments are organic discussion and not copy-pasted talking points ad nauseam. Yes it's a bit of a time sink but it's at least intellectually stimulating.

Posted by: CppThis at January 24, 2023 05:31 PM (PZvjL)

283 >>Winwood is a noted keyboardist, but he's way under-appreciated as a guitarist


This. He's like the second coming of Ike Turner on a strat. Guy plays well.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2023 05:31 PM (PzOZ9)

284 Someone's having fun at the paper:

"Female High School Woodworking Teacher Charged With 6 Felonies For Relationship With Male Student"

https://tinyurl.com/yw5epcnh

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 05:21 PM (ppBhU)

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And they didn't use "pegging" in the headline?

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 05:33 PM (6N3WH)

285 This is about the only place on the internet where the comments are organic discussion and not copy-pasted talking points ad nauseam. Yes it's a bit of a time sink but it's at least intellectually stimulating.
Posted by: CppThis at January 24, 2023 05:31 PM (PZvjL)

Having met many of them in meat space, I can attest to the high quality of the Horde. This is an unusual experience.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wanting to Hang Out with Tom Bombadil at January 24, 2023 05:35 PM (xPJvm)

286 I knew it was going to be that picture or one like it. Ugh.

That picture from an article about the "Burning Man for the 1%" festival called "Further Future." If you want to see how the asinine technocrats of the west coast party in the desert (and shake your head in contempt as the bile rises in your throat), the Guardian had a write-up of it:
https://archive.is/hdFZv

*This* is a big chunk of your ruling class.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)



Rather be ruled by the culty, weirdo, islanders from The Wicker Man (1973). Christopher Lee was awesome!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 24, 2023 05:35 PM (sAmhv)

287
The band Head Cleaner sure sucks.
Posted by: Diogenes


Scratchy, hissy, whistley, right?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2023 05:38 PM (pNxlR)

288 what's the point of having a doomsday machine if you don't tell anyone about it?
Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at January 24, 2023 05:17 PM (v3pYe)


Premier Kissoff was waiting to make the announcement at the next party congress.


Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 05:39 PM (gmo/4)

289 Google will maintain its monopoly position by agreeing to pay Biden's media allies a better cut of the ad revenue.

Posted by Lamont the Big Dummy

I assess the Big Dummy as:


TRUE

Posted by: Checker of Facts Miklos the Macedonian Bot at January 24, 2023 05:49 PM (qXmoD)

290 OT...

I have no idea what I am eating. I cooked it but I don't know what it is. Had some ground beef I needed to use, some canned diced potatoes that I don't usually use, some canned mushrooms and some leftover beef stock. Threw all of it in a skillet with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of butter. Now I have a tasty one dish meal and I have no idea what it would be called.


Ground Beef Hash? A fried egg on top might be nice.

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