From The Halls of Montezuma To The Shores Of ONT

Hey, good evening folks! Nice to see all of you fine people here for our little ONT. I gotta tell you, isn't Ace of Spades wild? Lots of great stuff here. Anyone had a chance to visit the Baby Goat Rodeo Cafe yet? * wait for applause * Anyhow, we got a great show for you tonight, if everyone could just complete this Captcha, we'll get right to the content!


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Tonight's Question

This was a conversation on the bird app.

If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?

Italy might be nice. Perhaps Japan, but I would have the knowledge that I'd always be a gaijin, no matter how long I lived there. I might also give (cold war baby me just rolled over in his grave) Eastern Europe a look. Poland seems to get it.

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So how about you?


I Open With A Pair Of American Bad-Asses


Samuel Whittemore, the American Revolution’s Oldest Lion


As the British forces were retreating from Concord, a British relief force was approaching. Samuel Whittemore left his fields and loaded a musket and grabbed his two dueling pistols the sword he had taken from the French officer. When the British troops approached his farm, he crouched behind his stonewall. 

The skirmishers on the flanks soon came within range. He raised his musket and killed a British soldier. Then, drawing his pistols, he killed another soldier while mortally wounding a third. Whittemore then tried to produce his sword, but the British troops were on him quickly. One soldier shot him in the face, while others bayonetted him half a dozen times and clubbed him with rifle butts. They left the old farmer in a pool of blood. 

After the British moved off, colonial Minutemen found Whittemore trying to reload his weapons. His family rushed him to the Cooper Tavern. There Dr. Nathaniel Tufts, of nearby Medford, who attended to him said he wouldn’t survive his wounds.

But Samuel Whittemore proved everyone wrong.


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We are lesser sons of greater fathers.


Texians Would Like A Word


This Page Is Full Of Stories About Texians

Like this one, from the Battle of San Jacinto:

Houston's plan on the day of battle was to deceive the Mexican sentinels in to thinking that the gringo army was embarking on a sort of drill. His intemperate instructions (he was noted or his profanity) was to play something the Texans knew, but which the Mexicans wouldn't take as aggressive. So the "Davis boys" (as they were called, though they were father and son) played a crude love song---what should have been a waltz---at an awkward march tempo. The ragged troops lined up in two files behind the fiddlers and trod slowly in front of the Mexican lines just out of gunshot range, moving from left to right in a parody of a poorly staged parade drill. The officers were on horseback, on either side of the line, and tried to keep the men in order.
The strains of the then-popular frontier love song (which was based on an older English tune) "Will You Come to the Bower?" was scraped out by the Davis men, and the long columns started from a clump of trees and proceeded (with many of the men snickering and cursing even though Houston had ordered shot anyone who did not keep quiet) to another grove of trees and brush nearer to the Mexican camp on its right. It was done to resemble an awkward exercise and was interpreted that way by the Mexican lookouts.
But upon reaching the far grove of trees, the columns halted and turned right to face the Mexican encampment. The officers behind the line had orders to shoot anyone who turned and ran. The fiddlers did not advance with the column, but stayed where they were told at the tree line, playing over and over the same retrains from the simple song they had often played many times before at more pleasant events. They were not near the two cannon, which were near the center of the line, and according to the family story there was neither fife nor drum present with the colonists.

So at San Jacinto, one of the most lopsided victories that the North American continent has ever seen, and the decisive battle that won Texas its independence, the Texians charged the Mexicans to this blood stirring martial tune:


Education

But kids today don't learn about heroes like Whittemore or Miller, or about the heroics at San Jacinto, and that's not an accident.

Don’t Know Much About History

Referred to as the Nation’s Report Card, the NAEP is a test that measures the knowledge of American students in various areas. The most recent results reveal that a pitiful 13 percent of eighth-graders met proficiency standards for U.S. history – “proficiency” meaning they could “explain major themes, periods, events, people, ideas and turning points in the country’s history.” Only about 20 percent of students scored at or above the proficient level in civics. Both scores are all-time lows for these two tests.


Sand rightly concludes, “So instead of learning factual American history—the good and the bad—students are now at the mercy of far-left advocates pushing a radical racial and sexual agenda. Unless the education establishment reverses course in a hurry, parents, already responsible for feeding, clothing, and housing their children, will need to educate them as well.”

Yes. Yes they do.


A Little Humor


The Most Honest Marine Corps Joke of All Time

A U.S. Marine General was about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee machine to finish brewing, the General decided to pose a question to all assembled.
He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was “work” and how much of it was “pleasure?”

Read the rest at the link.

Does The ONT Have Room For A Soviet Hero?

I think so. Without him, we might not be here.


Unusual Weapon


Pneumatic Dynamite Gun


The great American pneumatic gun is described by a visitor to Shoeburyness as capable of throwing a shell having a charge of 600lb of dynamite. it resembles a huge telescope, pointing upward, at an angle of 30 degrees and is 70ft long. The shots discharged by the gun, it is added, were carried a mile and a half, and every one is described as having fallen within the space of the floor of a large public hall.

Sounds good, but in practice it didn't work so well.

Sad News

David Brandt, farmer behind viral ‘it’s honest work’ meme, dies in car crash

You may be familiar with the meme:

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Well, there was a lot more to Brandt than just the meme. He was an interesting guy.

For farmer Dave Brandt, being a meme is honest work

Good read.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by really good windshield wipers:

Posted by: WeirdDave at 10:00 PM




Comments

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1 I am here. Large and less in charge...

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater at May 25, 2023 10:00 PM (gWAUD)

2 Foist?

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater at May 25, 2023 10:01 PM (gWAUD)

3 Top ten?

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 25, 2023 10:01 PM (X/qs3)

4 From The Halls of Montezuma Revenge To The Shores El Segundo.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 25, 2023 10:02 PM (fY84s)

5 Wow! Contenty!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 10:02 PM (qoGsy)

6 Nein!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 25, 2023 10:03 PM (llON8)

7 Well that didn't work. Where are all of you Morons??

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 25, 2023 10:03 PM (llON8)

8 Folks must be kinda busy tonight...

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater at May 25, 2023 10:05 PM (gWAUD)

9 I thought I saw someone else nood, but maybe not.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 25, 2023 10:06 PM (llON8)

10 One theme missing from the ONT though, WeirdDave: you failed to cover the finals of the Ms. Tennessee Senior Pageant. Those gals take that shit seriously down here.

(It is as cringey as you might imagine)

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 10:07 PM (qoGsy)

11 Awmaged I can't watch that last video!
What a waste

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 25, 2023 10:07 PM (vHIgi)

12 You may be familiar with the meme:

Weird Dave!

Awesome selfie🤪
Good lookin' fella...
Good evening, WD....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 25, 2023 10:08 PM (X/qs3)

13 Content readers unite!

Thank WD!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:08 PM (y6ftY)

14 I wonder if the bullet that struck Jacob Miller had already lost most of its force and didn't penetrate his skull very deeply. I don't see how he survived otherwise.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 25, 2023 10:08 PM (eOEVl)

15 AquaCar

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 10:09 PM (63Dwl)

16 Does that ship have all it's argininal parts?
If not, it's not the Theseus!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:10 PM (y6ftY)

17 Hey ONT

Posted by: Zeera. 'We want fun and we wanna get wasted!' at May 25, 2023 10:10 PM (zC17c)

18

Don't know much about history
Don't know much biology

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 10:11 PM (63Dwl)

19 Answering the question, I have looked hard at Croatia as an ex-Pat location. The only concern I have is they are still part of the EU.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:11 PM (5p7BC)

20 Right between the eyes

That left a mark, dinnit?

Posted by: Zeera. 'We want fun and we wanna get wasted!' at May 25, 2023 10:11 PM (zC17c)

21 Good evening all

Had to follow the link to the Marine joke. It was good.

That car in the ocean... How does that happen? But, yes, windshield wipers work.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2023 10:12 PM (Nx1bw)

22 If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?


Italy, boring choice, have family there already, also it's beautiful and I've spent long periods of time living there and it was pretty fantastic for me.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2023 10:12 PM (w0NJk)

23 Nope, nope, nope, the picture up top. I get upset when Vulgar Boatmen are featured on the Morning Art Thread and feel the same here.

Posted by: Planted on Solid Ground at May 25, 2023 10:13 PM (Nn3xT)

24 Of the European countries I visited, Switzerland was the one where I really thought, "yeah, I could live here long-term."

Eastern Europe is rising in a lot of people's lists, though. My old undergrad adviser has been saying for the last couple years he thinks he'll retire to Slovakia.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:13 PM (m9hmt)

25 How do you survive being shot in the head?

Looking at the picture, the bullet must have penetrated the skull then stopped right there.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:15 PM (5p7BC)

26 Personal, entirely irrelevant. personal thread from before.
I've been binge watching classical music tonight, including a few flash mobs.
I've observed that crowds of ordinary people, when facing classical music, get absorbed in the music and almost reverent.

Posted by: NL at May 25, 2023 10:15 PM (eGTCV)

27 Scratch one Honda.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:15 PM (zhgny)

28 I forwarded the San Jacinto video to my brother who like me loves Texas lore. He's older than 29 yr old me, so it will be a few days until I get a response. Also, my Godson was married on San Jacinto day. I don't think he knows that.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 25, 2023 10:15 PM (X++p7)

29 If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?

Peruvia.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2023 10:15 PM (Xrfse)

30 Italy would be mighty fine if it weren't so full of Italians.

Posted by: Equal Opportunity Hater at May 25, 2023 10:16 PM (Nn3xT)

31 Unless the education establishment reverses course in a hurry, parents, already responsible for feeding, clothing, and housing their children, will need to educate them as well.”


The education establishment will never reverse course, so it is imperative that parents teach their kids history. Take them to historical sites. Tell them what happened and why. IMO, tell the kids to play the 'game' at school if it's public (assuming you don't remove them from those Marxist indoctrination centers. Sometimes you just can't. I get it. All situations are different.). Just play along, pass the tests, graduate and remember that most of the public skool education is Marxist Garbage.

Sorry, that went on longer than expected.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 25, 2023 10:16 PM (J7wri)

32 I wonder if the bullet that struck Jacob Miller had already lost most of its force and didn't penetrate his skull very deeply. I don't see how he survived otherwise.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 25, 2023 10:08 PM (eOEVl)


The link makes it sound like he was shot from close range, so maybe the powder was fouled???

Also, he pushed his own eyeball back into its socket. Ulp.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:16 PM (m9hmt)

33 Italy, boring choice, have family there already, also it's beautiful and I've spent long periods of time living there and it was pretty fantastic for me.
Posted by: BlackOrchid

Yes. I can see that.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 25, 2023 10:17 PM (X++p7)

34 Let me recommend to whomever does the occasional music thread that one be dedicated to classical music.

Posted by: NL at May 25, 2023 10:17 PM (eGTCV)

35 Park is all the way forward or all the way up.

Posted by: huerfano at May 25, 2023 10:17 PM (7zEAH)

36 If we're honoring Rooooooskies who averted disaster, then Stanislav Petrov had better be high on that list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov

Guy pretty much singlehandedly averted World War III by figuring out that the detection system was busted when it reported a small number of incoming US missiles, going against orders in the famously authority-driven Soviet military.

Posted by: CppThis at May 25, 2023 10:17 PM (PZvjL)

37 D'ya know if any of those former Com-Bloc countries allow for the private ownership of guns?

Certainly, I don't expect any kind of "rights" resembling our 2nd Amendment. But, at least some kind of allowance, license or other means of lawful ownership and usage thereof.

Oh, and one where the U.S. dollah (or what's left of it), goes further than the usury of Western Europe and their various Taxtopias.

*pours bourbon* ONT Greetings, Horde. CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2023 10:18 PM (e6UQI)

38 I would prolly move to the outback in Australia If somewhat understand the language. The folks outside of the big cities are normal. Everything is trying to kill you. But. There's a certain dominance of the Darwin theory that takes care of idiots from the city who try to take over the wild.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:19 PM (U2p+3)

39 Hooterville is a mighty fine place to retire to.

Posted by: Selma Plout at May 25, 2023 10:19 PM (Nn3xT)

40 Definitely Poland for me. They really do seem to get it.

Posted by: 496 at May 25, 2023 10:19 PM (2gwsr)

41 If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?

Peruvia.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2023 10:15 PM (Xrfse)

Heh. Chile is actually looking good right, with a center-right coalition having formed the government after recent elections.

Also, I would look into Paraguay and Uruguay. Why? Because you never hear about them in the news. They must be doing something right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:19 PM (zhgny)

42 Weird - there is a trial going on that has received almost no publicity:

The trial of Dr. Jamie Lee Henry and his wife Dr. Anna Gabrielian started Tuesday in Baltimore. Both are accused of offering to use their positions to spy for Russia and to hand over private medical information on US officials and military personnel.

Dr. Jamie Lee Henry was both a doctor and an Army major with a secret security clearance. Prosecutors have said during the trial that it was possible he could have handed the Russians Joe Biden’s medical records.


You'd expect that the Usual Suspects would be screaming RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA about this, except for this:

Dr. Jamie Lee Henry, who made big news as the first trans officer in the Army back in 2015

Oh. Nevermind.

Posted by: Seven Days Until Pride Month! at May 25, 2023 10:19 PM (2tUFv)

43 What was that dumb bint looking for in the water. Did she lose her keys or was she thinking of drowning herself?

Posted by: RetSgtRN at May 25, 2023 10:20 PM (7ztNT)

44 If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?

I'd be looking at Portugal.
Not expensive, manageable winters, and beautiful.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:20 PM (y6ftY)

45 Hooterville is a mighty fine place to retire to.
Posted by: Selma Plout

Li-SAAA!

Posted by: Olivah at May 25, 2023 10:20 PM (X++p7)

46 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov

Guy pretty much singlehandedly averted World War III by figuring out that the detection system was busted when it reported a small number of incoming US missiles, going against orders in the famously authority-driven Soviet military.
Posted by: CppThis at May 25, 2023 10:17 PM (PZvjL)


That was actually who I thought the picture would be of, before I started reading the caption.

The Alt-History Wiki site has an alternate history on what might have happened if someone else had been on duty that night. Spoiler alert: Nothing good, for almost anybody.

Though I say "almost" because if I remember right, Southeast Missouri became an independent republic in the aftermath of the nuclear war, with Rush Limbaugh as President. So that would have worked out okay for me.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:21 PM (m9hmt)

47 37 Jim

Cheers Sir👍

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 25, 2023 10:22 PM (X/qs3)

48 How do you survive being shot in the head?
Looking at the picture, the bullet must have penetrated the skull then stopped right there.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

The bullet didn't have to stop:
Phineas Gage, an American railroad construction foreman, survived an accident in which a 13-pound iron rod was driven through his head, destroying much of his brain's left frontal lobe.

The bar did give him a free lobotomy though, after the accident he was a mellow fellow.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:23 PM (y6ftY)

49 Montenegro looks like a beautiful country. The weather would be good. Probably inexpensive. The downside is The Balkans. It's always a minute or two away from exploding into bloody civil wars and genocide. Beautiful coast line though.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 25, 2023 10:23 PM (J7wri)

50 How do you survive being shot in the head?

Looking at the picture, the bullet must have penetrated the skull then stopped right there.
Posted by: Dave in Fla


I don't get it.

Posted by: Phineas Gage at May 25, 2023 10:23 PM (DgGvY)

51 So how about you?

Poland, Hungary, or Romania. Prolly Hungary.

Posted by: BifBewalski at May 25, 2023 10:24 PM (3CCua)

52 Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:23 PM (y6ftY)

Zombie high five!

Posted by: Phineas Gage at May 25, 2023 10:24 PM (DgGvY)

53 If we're honoring Rooooooskies who averted disaster, then Stanislav Petrov had better be high on that list.

Definitely. I just chose to go with someone not as well known as Petrov.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2023 10:25 PM (PRALg)

54

You want Lisa Douglas
You'd settle for Ralph Monroe
You get Doris Ziffel

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 10:25 PM (63Dwl)

55 Hooterville is a mighty fine place to retire to.
Posted by: Selma Plout

If we could get the Petticoat Junction girls to bathe in the town's water supply tower instead of the locomotive's water supply tower, it would move to the top of the list.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 10:25 PM (qoGsy)

56 Or Canada. Way north in the woods in Canada land. Tons of natural resources. Live off the grid. Keep your head down.

Or go to Nome. Alaska will be ignored as the other 49 go down in flames. Alaska will always have space for those willing to be brave.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 PM (U2p+3)

57 Great ONT WD!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 25, 2023 10:25 PM (vHIgi)

58 Boat launch fail videos are awesome.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 10:26 PM (GOHLl)

59
Also, I would look into Paraguay and Uruguay. Why? Because you never hear about them in the news. They must be doing something right.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:19 PM (zhgny)

I would think about The Philippines.

Posted by: NL at May 25, 2023 10:26 PM (eGTCV)

60 I sometimes wonder how many other undocumented incidents occurred where we came close to a nuclear exchange. Best not to think much about it, I suppose.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2023 10:26 PM (Xrfse)

61 Lord I feel terrible for the woman. No sarcasm, my heart breaks seeing her crying watching her car sink.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:26 PM (5p7BC)

62 Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:23 PM (y6ftY)

Zombie high five!
Posted by: Phineas Gage

Back at you!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:27 PM (y6ftY)

63 44: Forgot about Portugal. That would work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 25, 2023 10:27 PM (J7wri)

64 The Battle of San Jacinto is always a great topic. Thanks.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at May 25, 2023 10:27 PM (d9Cw3)

65
I would think about The Philippines.
Posted by: NL


Hot and humid.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 10:27 PM (63Dwl)

66 That Soviet naval officer -- hubba, hubba. I know all you ladies are thinking it.

Patriots Rising on the AHC does a dramatization of the Battle of Lexington and Concord -- ol' Whittemore lived to be in his 90s (spoiler).

Today is the anniversary of the DC-10 crash at O'Hare in 1979. The weather today in N Illinois was exactly as it was that day -- I was a wee first grader starting my walk home from school when I saw a fireball and smoke in the direction of my house (we lived about 5 miles from the airport). Just a reminder to steer clear of any flights numbered 191.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 25, 2023 10:27 PM (IBWqU)

67 Hungary is where I’d move.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 10:27 PM (GOHLl)

68
I would think about The Philippines.
Posted by: NL

China is circling the PI.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:28 PM (y6ftY)

69 I would think about The Philippines.
Posted by: NL

Hot and humid.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 10:27 PM (63Dwl)


Don't forget the Islamic guerrillas.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:29 PM (m9hmt)

70 53 Definitely. I just chose to go with someone not as well known as Petrov.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2023 10:25 PM (PRALg)


Fair point. Though, it must be noted that he isn't all that well known outside of fine establishments such as this. Unfortunately my generation and younger know almost nothing about the Cold War other than the mythology handed to us by government agencies and spy-novel authors.

Posted by: CppThis at May 25, 2023 10:29 PM (PZvjL)

71 If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?

If "live" in another country means that is were you claim residency, then without a doubt UAE - central to the entire planet with every luxury imaginable.

If "live" means never leave, Argentina looks good, South Africa's west side was livable (probably not so now); the default location for the wealthy has been New Zealand though they have gone totalitarian recently, but if on a budget, the Philippines.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 10:29 PM (YXHzG)

72 As others have said, Poland, Hungary, Czechia, any of the former bloc nations that have seen what Communism does and still remembers it.

Posted by: ballistic at May 25, 2023 10:30 PM (oXNqT)

73 Regarding Acey's little diatribe post against Trump this afternoon: Really - a repeat of AoS 2015/6?? (except in VPN 2024 your big bad "ban hammer" is a limp as your dick) Shut the fuck up already and jump back on the Trump train. Enough of the theatrics. You're drinking your own koolaid.

Posted by: MikeN at May 25, 2023 10:30 PM (pTSZj)

74 "If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?"

Hungary, land of my grandparents. Grew up with Hungarian food and culture, (including church) so it wouldn't be very difficult. Just need to brush up on my Magyar vocabulary. At least I still remember many of the curse words.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at May 25, 2023 10:30 PM (Zvtjl)

75 Gonna go out a limb and say MikeN is not on team DeSantis. 🤣

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 10:31 PM (GOHLl)

76 At least I still remember many of the curse words.
Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy

You'd get along just fine!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:32 PM (y6ftY)

77 I reckon I'll just stay here. This is still my country. Whatever happens, I'll just deal with it as best I can.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2023 10:32 PM (Xrfse)

78
Those windshield wipers are me voting in California.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2023 10:32 PM (lCaJd)

79 Today is the anniversary of the DC-10 crash at O'Hare in 1979.

I had a reservation for that flight - precisely a week later, to go to a family reunion in California.

I called my mother, and said: "Good thing the reunion wasn't a week earlier."

Posted by: Seven Days Until Pride Month! at May 25, 2023 10:32 PM (2tUFv)

80 Doris Ziffel (Barbara Pepper) was quite fetching in the 30s in movies. She was a friend of Lucille Ball.

Posted by: Hooterville World Guardian at May 25, 2023 10:32 PM (Nn3xT)

81 Gonna go out a limb and say MikeN is not on team DeSantis. 🤣
Posted by: Montec

They only come out every 2 years... kinda like a certain grub only on a longer cycle.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:33 PM (y6ftY)

82 Definitely Poland for me. They really do seem to get it.

I'm also a big fan of the symbolism in their flag. The red stands for the blood of Polish patriots. The white if for the faith of the Polish people. And the blue stands for the staunchness of Poland's allies.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2023 10:33 PM (PRALg)

83 I'd like to visit the country of my forbearers, Armenia for potential expatriation. I'd have to learn the language first though.

Posted by: Halfhand at May 25, 2023 10:33 PM (PB859)

84 Liberia for me.

In 5 years I'd be dictator.

But in 6 years I'd probably have my dick and an ear cut off and be facing a firing squad.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 25, 2023 10:33 PM (IBWqU)

85 Also, I would look into Paraguay and Uruguay.

Uruguay has shitty climate and no fossil fuels. They are stable, yet almost all of the population lives along the coast and they depend highly on hydroelectric for their power.

Good high tech industry, but travel in and out of there is a bad as South Africa. You literally are at the ends of the Earth and everywhere costs thousands of dollars and multiple days in different airports.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 10:34 PM (YXHzG)

86 San Jacinto is a great Peter Gabriel song. Has nothing to do with the battle though.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 25, 2023 10:34 PM (J7wri)

87 If there is a country that would be against Nazis and communists, yeah Poland is it.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 10:35 PM (GOHLl)

88 I love this ONT! Brilliant job.

My pick for a country would be something in the carribean, Trinidad and Tobago or something like that. I would do Vieques, but technically that's still the US.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2023 10:35 PM (S6gqv)

89 If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?

I'm thinking Israel. Great medical care, nice beaches, steady stream of Christian tourists, non-boring politics.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 25, 2023 10:35 PM (yBXEL)

90 Gonna go out a limb and say MikeN is not on team DeSantis.

I'm not sure he's on team sanity.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 25, 2023 10:35 PM (eOEVl)

91 Evening Horde, thx Weird Dave. I'm thinking Slovenia. Nice small country, small seacoast , mountains and good looking women (Melania Trump is a native)

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 25, 2023 10:35 PM (XaUsS)

92 I sometimes wonder how many other undocumented incidents occurred where we came close to a nuclear exchange. Best not to think much about it, I suppose.

A Norwegian weather rocket:

In December 1994, Norway reported the planned launch to 28 countries, including Russia, but never gave a precise date, having only specified the period from January 15 to February 10 the following year. Due to bureaucratic confusion, the information somehow never reached the Russian early-warning system, which subsequently raised the alarm.

The Kremlin called an emergency meeting of Russia’s high command. The Minister of Defence, Pavel Grachev, Chief of General Staff, Mikhail Kolsnikov and the President of the Russian Federation (the Commander-in-Chief), Boris Yeltsin, had three nuclear briefcases between them and all three nuclear briefcases had been activated. The terminals were in the control of Russia’s strategic missile forces.


They thought it might be an EMP strike, but elected not to launch.

Posted by: Seven Days Until Pride Month! at May 25, 2023 10:36 PM (2tUFv)

93 "Poland seems to get it"... You fucking Neocon retard. Go back to your bbq pit and Bud Light.. oh wait that was your beer... what is it now Yuengling or no... I got it - Busch. That's your beer now - Busch Light.

Posted by: MikeN at May 25, 2023 10:36 PM (pTSZj)

94 Stars-Knights going to overtime.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:37 PM (m9hmt)

95 Ain't going anywhere. I could go to the RP, but probably wouldn't like the weather. Maybe Hungary, if I had to.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 25, 2023 10:37 PM (Angsy)

96 Does the country have to be currently in existence?

Posted by: Adriane the Lunar Colony Critic . . . at May 25, 2023 10:37 PM (jonTH)

97 And thanks for the ONT, WD.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2023 10:37 PM (Xrfse)

98 COMM.... thank'ya, ma'am!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2023 10:37 PM (e6UQI)

99 Gonna go out a limb and say MikeN is not on team DeSantis.

I'm not sure he's on team sanity.


I'd like to revise my previous answer. I'm sure he's not.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 25, 2023 10:37 PM (eOEVl)

100 There s a lot of hilarious boat ramp videos.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2023 10:38 PM (S6gqv)

101 Any where but here, would be western France, Normandy or Brittany. Access to good medical care would be my main concern, along with the weather.

Posted by: javems at May 25, 2023 10:38 PM (AmoqO)

102 Finland built lots of hydro power and a nuclear reactor. Due to flooding they are running the hydro flat out. On Wednesday, they had so much electricity that prices went negative. (Normally, instead of letting prices go negative they would throttle down the hydro. But: flooding, hydro flat out.)

Last winter they had power shortages. The nuke plant came online during the spring.

Nuke and renewable power for the win.

https://tinyurl.com/4c9uvju9

Posted by: mr_jack at May 25, 2023 10:38 PM (LNPSJ)

103 I'm thinking Israel. Great medical care, nice beaches, steady stream of Christian tourists, non-boring politics.
Posted by: Darrell Harris

Not until the refugees are gone... as long as the UN keeps the festering going Israel is not safe.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:38 PM (y6ftY)

104 I have to admit I am as puzzled by the visceral anger of OnlyTrumpers as I am by the NeverTrump types.

He's just a politician, it isn't blasphemy to consider that someone else might be a better choice this cycle.

Whole lot of us are in the camp of "I'll vote for either of them". I really don't get the over-the-top emotional reaction. Not like either of them can win, so what does it matter?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:38 PM (5p7BC)

105 I sometimes wonder how many other undocumented incidents occurred where we came close to a nuclear exchange. Best not to think much about it, I suppose

And there was Able Archer in September of 1983, which was a NATO nuclear war exercise. Given Reagan's rhetoric, the Soviets thought that there was a real possibility that NATO was planning a decapitating first strike.

Posted by: Seven Days Until Pride Month! at May 25, 2023 10:38 PM (2tUFv)

106 Among the classical songs I've been watching one I've repeatedly watched is Movement 2 from Goreki's Symphony 3.
It brings me to a holy hush.
Speaking of Poland.

Posted by: NL at May 25, 2023 10:38 PM (eGTCV)

107 Does The ONT Have Room For A Soviet Hero? I think so. Without him, we might not be here.
---
There's another one. Stanislav Petrov. From about forty years ago.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 25, 2023 10:39 PM (yBXEL)

108 Question: Is a committee its members or its leaders? (Especially if the leadership is democratically elected.)

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at May 25, 2023 10:39 PM (K58O6)

109 I think I'd like wearing a tux with tails and being called maestro. That would be cool.

Posted by: NL at May 25, 2023 10:40 PM (eGTCV)

110 Note, I didn't mean to make it sound like this is Finland's first nuclear power plant. They had two already, but the new one that opened during the spring added a lot of needed capacity.

https://tinyurl.com/bdhzm75p

Posted by: mr_jack at May 25, 2023 10:41 PM (LNPSJ)

111 Those firefighters at Pripyat rate pretty high in my book, though to fair they probably didn't know what they were up against.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 25, 2023 10:41 PM (IBWqU)

112 I am as puzzled by the visceral anger of OnlyTrumpers as I am by the NeverTrump types.

—-

As am I. Im in the “I prefer DeSantis but will vote for anyone not named Biden in the general” camp.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 10:41 PM (GOHLl)

113 Question: Is a committee its members or its leaders? (Especially if the leadership is democratically elected.)

Depends on the articles of incorporation (or equivalent) …

Posted by: Adriane the Lunar Colony Critic . . . at May 25, 2023 10:41 PM (jonTH)

114 Guam might be a good place to escape to. After the cyclone today, real estate could be a bargain. Just don't buy land around the edges. Prone to tip over.

Posted by: Hank Johnson, Renowned Geologist at May 25, 2023 10:42 PM (Nn3xT)

115 I'd like to revise my previous answer. I'm sure he's not.
Posted by: Archimedes

You'd need a fulcrum to move him into the sane column.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:43 PM (y6ftY)

116 Who in the fuck is this asshole? Has anyone seen him before? And I swear, some of these Trump bros think the way to win people to your side is to scream and yell and insult them. I almost wonder how many of them are proggy bots.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2023 10:43 PM (PRALg)

117 Fun factoids: Polish is supposed to be the most difficult language to learn for English speakers.
Supposedly Spanish is equally difficult for Russians.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 25, 2023 10:43 PM (X+Ku8)

118 Gonna go out a limb and say MikeN is not on team DeSantis. 🤣
Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 10:31 PM (GOHLl)

I think he is a Trudeau-lover. The lisp gives it away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:43 PM (zhgny)

119 Those firefighters at Pripyat rate pretty high in my book, though to fair they probably didn't know what they were up against.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 25, 2023 10:41 PM (IBWqU)


I read the book on Chernobyl that came out a few years ago. From what I recall, they didn't know exactly how bad the situation was, but they knew it wasn't good.

The later chapters on what they suffered afterwards are f*cking haunting.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:44 PM (m9hmt)

120 LCMS: "Committee is a life-form with six or more arms and legs and no brain". R.A. Heinlein

Posted by: madtom at May 25, 2023 10:44 PM (go+84)

121 WD - Probably all of them. Just look upon them as additional scenery on the journey.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:44 PM (5p7BC)

122 I think that Ron DeSantis should have announced that he is running for president for 2028.

Posted by: Theodore at May 25, 2023 10:44 PM (pGonq)

123
The San Jacinto battlefield was commemorated by building a monument on it higher than the Washington Monument and a phosgenr plant next to it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2023 10:45 PM (MoZTd)

124 Who won the fuck is this asshole? Has anyone seen him before? And I swear, some of these Trump bros think the way to win people to your side is to scream and yell and insult them. I almost wonder how many of them are proggy bots.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2023 10:43 PM (PRALg)


I'm pretty sure it's just raimondo in drag.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:45 PM (m9hmt)

125 #104 @Dave in Fla

> [Trump is] just a politician, it isn't blasphemy to consider that someone else might be a better choice this cycle.

I agree 100%. We are really lucky that Trump stepped up and won the Presidency; Hillary Clinton would have been a disaster. Trump's record was mixed but he got some stuff done I really approve of, and there was essentially a coup to keep him from doing as much as he could have, so I don't blame him 100% for the stuff he failed to do.

But Trump is not winning me over at this point in time.

I'll vote for whatever Republican wins the primary. But at this moment I'm definitely hoping for DeSantis.

Posted by: mr_jack at May 25, 2023 10:45 PM (LNPSJ)

126 Guam might be a good place to escape to. After the cyclone today, real estate could be a bargain. Just don't buy land around the edges. Prone to tip over.
Posted by: Hank Johnson

Cyclones, temp, and green snakes. Nope.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:45 PM (y6ftY)

127 Hungary. They seem to have the only sane leader.

Posted by: Someone Else at May 25, 2023 10:46 PM (YPgjG)

128 I'm also a big fan of the symbolism in their flag. The red stands for the blood of Polish patriots. The white if for the faith of the Polish people. And the blue stands for the staunchness of Poland's allies.
Posted by: Weirddave


I see what you did there.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2023 10:46 PM (DgGvY)

129 I would like a country with an appreciation for Western Civiization.

Posted by: NL at May 25, 2023 10:46 PM (eGTCV)

130 @104: "... puzzled by the visceral anger of OnlyTrumpers ..."

I suspect many of them assumed that his renomination would be a cake walk, and things are beginning to look a little more complicated.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at May 25, 2023 10:47 PM (k1Qly)

131 One of the Call of Duty games had a couple really "slap you in the face" scenes. In one the protagonist dies in a nuclear blast, there is no way to avoid it, that is the story arc.

Same game had a long mission in Chernobyl. I think they used real footage to design the mission, and it was really haunting.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:47 PM (5p7BC)

132 I love reading this historical anecdotes. Thank you for them!

Where I would move is easy. Italy. I love it there, we have friends and family there, J speaks Italian. It’s my favorite place anywhere.

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 10:47 PM (ZdaMQ)

133 Guam might be a good place to escape to. After the cyclone today, real estate could be a bargain. Just don't buy land around the edges. Prone to tip over.

If you are going for the post-disaster angle, then Ukraine is your place to be. With lots of young men dead or wounded, the nation overrepresented in hot OnlyFans and bikini models provides all kinds of opportunity.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 10:48 PM (YXHzG)

134 @128: "I see what you did there."

Took me a second or two.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at May 25, 2023 10:48 PM (k1Qly)

135 The visceral hatred from ideologues (left, right, pro-Trump, anti- Trump) comes from people who have no core identity, so they live vicariously through their claimed associations. Any attack on the focus of their ardor is taken as an attack on their core.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2023 10:48 PM (S6gqv)

136 >>So how about you?

I'd go to Suriname.

It sounds vaguely Asian, nobody knows where it is.

And quite frankly, the people of Suriname don't know where they are.

I mean, have you ever heard a peep from or about Suriname?

No, no you haven't.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 10:49 PM (up/3i)

137 I mean, have you ever heard a peep from or about Suriname?

No, no you haven't.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 10:49 PM (up/3i)

It used to be known as Dutch Guiana. Probably unbearably hot and humid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:50 PM (zhgny)

138 29 If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?

I think I would probably move to Epstein's Pedo Island.

It might be the only place in the world that guilt-stricken Democrats have no desire to subject to their authoritarian conquered territories.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 10:51 PM (HlyYF)

139 Suriname is in South America, right? You are right, no one ever talks about that place.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:51 PM (5p7BC)

140
If you had to leave the US and live in another country

Piss on that noise. You don't win by leaving the US, you win by making the other poor bastard leave the US.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2023 10:52 PM (MoZTd)

141 93 MikeN

Alcohol and Meth are not a good combo.
Put the pipe down Mike. Maybe have a cup of coffee...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 25, 2023 10:52 PM (X/qs3)

142 135 The visceral hatred from ideologues (left, right, pro-Trump, anti- Trump) comes from people who have no core identity, so they live vicariously through their claimed associations. Any attack on the focus of their ardor is taken as an attack on their core.
Posted by: Tom Servo



There is a creepy cult like idolatry within politics these days. It's not healthy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 25, 2023 10:52 PM (J7wri)

143
LEAVE my country?? You have to be joking. That's never going to happen, no matter the circumstance.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2023 10:52 PM (KATBx)

144 I mean, have you ever heard a peep from or about Suriname?

Sure, there was a ewetoob video about it.

After the Black Death peasants began to move around and needed Surinames just like nobility.

Posted by: Adriane the Lunar Colony Critic . . . at May 25, 2023 10:53 PM (jonTH)

145 It's quite simple...

I liked what Trump said in 2016, so I voted for him.

I voted for Trump in 2020 because I liked what he did as President.

I will vote for him in 2020 because of the grievous injustices that was inflicted upon him and this country.

I will vote for Trump as long as he is on the field of battle.

If he is not on the field of battle, I will vote for a worthy successor.

You dig? I said.... do you dig?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 10:54 PM (up/3i)

146 Alternate countries: Its a tossup between the Northern Bahama outliers and, (of all places,) Gibraltar.
For some reason, Gibraltar felt 'right', that I could live there, but that was a first impression from very limited exposure, so.
Many cultures, all happy. Had no time to explore the underbelly.

Posted by: boynsea at May 25, 2023 10:54 PM (cx155)

147 Botswana might be an interesting sleeper candidate. It's remarkably stable politically (by African standards), has low levels of corruption, a tolerable climate, and a standard of living similar to that of Eastern Europe. Not at the top of my list, but not off the list either.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:55 PM (m9hmt)

148 I think the problem is that some have made politics their religion. It's one of the reasons I tend to disappear for long periods after elections. I spend so much time in the weeds that I need to get away and remind myself that there is more to life.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:55 PM (5p7BC)

149 You dig? I said.... do you dig?
Posted by: Thomas Bender



Could use a man like Cyrus again!

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 25, 2023 10:56 PM (J7wri)

150 I spend so much time in the weeds that I need to get away and remind myself that there is more to life.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

So can we say... you run?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 10:56 PM (y6ftY)

151 The visceral hatred from ideologues (left, right, pro-Trump, anti- Trump) comes from people who have no core identity, so they live vicariously through their claimed associations. Any attack on the focus of their ardor is taken as an attack on their core.

That's very well said. I was going to go with "he's a dick", but your thing was better.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 25, 2023 10:56 PM (eOEVl)

152 For some reason, Gibraltar felt 'right', that I could live there, but that was a first impression from very limited exposure, so.

Avoid large yachts …

Posted by: Adriane the Lunar Colony Critic . . . at May 25, 2023 10:57 PM (jonTH)

153 If you had to leave the US and live in another country for the rest of your life (legally, of course), what country would you choose and why?

Israel. Why not? Great beaches and food.
Maybe the Czech Republic. Good bier and beef.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2023 10:57 PM (YGqO/)

154 By the way, I read the posts below on deceased love ones visiting in dreams or the form of an animal we know represents our person. It truly touched my heart with happiness for each of you and for the reminder they are still with us. I had to take a little pause. I have a few stories about my sister who we lost when she was 27 that I will share another time should an occasion present itself. But love to each one of you for those experiences.

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 10:57 PM (ZdaMQ)

155 Meatball Ron running while Trump is still a viable force is a disloyal, chump move on his part. Wait your turn, you will never get the vote of MAGA. Judas! Anyone planning to vote for Deathsantis probably has a Karl Rove Turd Blossom White Board tacked up in his garage.

Posted by: Git Your Mind Right at May 25, 2023 10:57 PM (Nn3xT)

156 Theseus: "All right men, ship oars, we've got a wind!
Rest up; after lunch, the Captain wants to water ski!.

Posted by: boynsea at May 25, 2023 10:57 PM (cx155)

157 Whole lot of us are in the camp of "I'll vote for either of them". I really don't get the over-the-top emotional reaction. Not like either of them can win, so what does it matter?
Posted by: Dave in Fla

This is my position as well. I say this as some who reads Ace and Sundance's every word, and all the comments too.

Still not angry at anyone on the side opposed to the Satanic progs, and unlikely to be goaded into anger by any faction on our side.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 25, 2023 10:57 PM (iKBwy)

158 After the insurance company "repairs" the boat ramp car, will the Car Fax note that it is now the Car of Theseus?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 10:58 PM (HlyYF)

159 Is MikeN actually Paul cranked on meth and LSD ?

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 25, 2023 10:58 PM (XaUsS)

160 Dallas wins; Western Final lives on.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 10:58 PM (m9hmt)

161
Pavelski scores on the PP.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2023 10:59 PM (MoZTd)

162 Belize was pretty swell until they signed an extradition treaty in 2000.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at May 25, 2023 10:59 PM (k1Qly)

163 LOL - yes I run.

Running is the worst hobby of all time, I don't recommend it. You always have low cholesterol, a resting heart rate of 55, and never a single moment where something doesn't hurt.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:59 PM (5p7BC)

164 I think I'd like wearing a tux with tails and being called maestro. That would be cool.
Posted by: NL

It's Leopold!

https://youtu.be/BX1ljYx3g3k?t=23

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 11:00 PM (qoGsy)

165 You dig? I said.... do you dig?
Posted by: Thomas Bender

CAN YOU DIG IT!!!?

Posted by: Cyrus, Uniting the Gangs at May 25, 2023 11:01 PM (iKBwy)

166 and never a single moment where something doesn't hurt.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

I've got that covered and I never had to run!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 11:01 PM (y6ftY)

167 Oh God, I hope that was a sock, because I literally did LOL.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:02 PM (5p7BC)

168 162 Belize was pretty swell until they signed an extradition treaty in 2000.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at May 25, 2023 10:59 PM


I had several distant friends that said Belize was very nice AND affordable.

I wasn't close enough to hear how it worked out for them after they moved.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:02 PM (HlyYF)

169 One of the worst problems with the left is that politics IS their only religion. They are one of the most warped death cults this world has seen. Of course they will destroy themselves, but they're going to work with the zeal of True Believers to destroy all of us first.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2023 11:02 PM (S6gqv)

170 Meatball Ron running while Trump is still a viable force is a disloyal, chump move on his part. Wait your turn, you will never get the vote of MAGA. Judas! Anyone planning to vote for Deathsantis probably has a Karl Rove Turd Blossom White Board tacked up in his garage.
Posted by: Git Your Mind Right at May 25, 2023 10:57 PM (Nn3xT)


Doesn't wash; I'm planning to vote for DeathSantis, and I don't even have a garage.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 11:03 PM (m9hmt)

171 163 LOL - yes I run.

Running is the worst hobby of all time, I don't recommend it. You always have low cholesterol, a resting heart rate of 55, and never a single moment where something doesn't hurt.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May

Running in the literal sense is so bad for you. Despite that, I still run a bit along with everything else. I keep waiting for that runners high, never happens. Not fair at all!

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:03 PM (ZdaMQ)

172 or the form of an animal we know represents our person

Huh?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2023 11:03 PM (Xrfse)

173 Running in the literal sense is so bad for you. Despite that, I still run a bit along with everything else. I keep waiting for that runners high, never happens. Not fair at all!
Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:03 PM (ZdaMQ)

It will Fixx what ails you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 11:04 PM (zhgny)

174 Then again Cyrus was shot and killed right after...

I'll have to think about whether I can dig it.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 25, 2023 11:04 PM (iKBwy)

175 169 One of the worst problems with the left is that politics IS their only religion. They are one of the most warped death cults this world has seen. Of course they will destroy themselves, but they're going to work with the zeal of True Believers to destroy all of us first.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2023 11:02 PM


If you peek a little below the surface, I believe every Democrat politician truly believes in the philosophy that it is "better to rule in Hell".

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:04 PM (HlyYF)

176 Running is the worst hobby of all time, I don't recommend it. You always have low cholesterol, a resting heart rate of 55, and never a single moment where something doesn't hurt.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:59 PM (5p7BC)


Yeah, I hate running. I wish it was enjoyable, but it's not, so I don't do it.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 11:05 PM (m9hmt)

177 Poland, Greece, Singapore (very clean), Monaco, Large city in Australia, New Zealand, Chile

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 25, 2023 11:05 PM (uAy3h)

178 Piper - I think I've run enough to circle the globe a couple times now. I have never experienced "runner's high"

I think it is a myth.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:05 PM (5p7BC)

179 A hummingbird or butterfly, as examples, something maybe that person loved when alive and would be a sign from them. I am sure it didn’t make sense if you hadn’t read the earlier posts. Sorry.

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:05 PM (ZdaMQ)

180 Doesn't wash; I'm planning to vote for DeathSantis, and I don't even have a garage.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 11:03 PM (m9hmt)

Can we call home and ask your wife?

Posted by: Charlie Daniels at May 25, 2023 11:06 PM (Angsy)

181
Here's the "survey question" that is appearing on my screen just above the start of comments --

Should Juneteenth Replace July 4th As America's Independence Day?


No, GFY ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 11:06 PM (pNxlR)

182 @163

>>Running is the worst hobby of all time, I don't recommend it. You always have low cholesterol, a resting heart rate of 55, and never a single moment where something doesn't hurt.

I have a friend who warms up fro Ultra Marathons by running Marathons.

He's about 135 pounds and looks like a shambling wreck of man, he exudes pain.

But boy can that dude run.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 11:06 PM (up/3i)

183 Wow, earlier the Ship of Theseus prompted comparisons to the Boeing B-52...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2023 11:07 PM (/FRJ5)

184 I will say it came in handy yesterday. We had a downpour while I had to get to the building with the cafeteria. I was able to sprint there, stayed mostly dry, and wasn't winded.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:08 PM (5p7BC)

185 Running. Something one does to survive.
At my age, I'm screwed unless S&W are on the track with me!

Posted by: boynsea at May 25, 2023 11:08 PM (cx155)

186 My 179 is a response to @notrious BFD 172. It wasn’t random crazy ranting!

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:08 PM (ZdaMQ)

187 To put it more simply - their politics is their identity.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2023 11:09 PM (/FRJ5)

188 181
Here's the "survey question" that is appearing on my screen just above the start of comments --

Should Juneteenth Replace July 4th As America's Independence Day?

No, GFY ...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot



Should this survey be thrown into a shredder and the remains burned? Yes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 25, 2023 11:09 PM (J7wri)

189 For Pete's sake people. I didn't say anyone should run away or give up fighting for the country. The question is where would you go if you HAD to. I assume that the answer if you don't have to is to stay, I mean, you're here now.

Let's just pretend that the Caldera Supervolcano has erupted, the land in uninhabitable, and the few survivors have been given carte blanche to resettle anywhere.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2023 11:10 PM (PRALg)

190
Uncle Sam made sure I got my fill of running. Hell, I'd ride to the refrigerator from the kitchen table, if it was feasible.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2023 11:10 PM (KATBx)

191 I like to walk a lot. My knees won't stand up to running.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2023 11:10 PM (S6gqv)

192 Australia?

Just NO.
Did you see the cops beat the people that didn't want the clot-shot?
Have you followed that one of their areas got rid of all fossil fuels and is now totally dependent on electricity from solar?
Not only NO, Hell No.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 11:11 PM (y6ftY)

193 Those ultra runners are just nuts.

I'm asked often why I don't do ultras and I say "26.2 is far enough"

If some of the most interesting races weren't marathons I would probably stop doing them, I prefer the half marathon distance.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:11 PM (5p7BC)

194 My 179 is a response to @notrious BFD 172. It wasn’t random crazy ranting!
Posted by: Piper

Sure Piper, we understand, it'll be okay.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 11:13 PM (y6ftY)

195 191 I like to walk a lot. My knees won't stand up to running.

Posted by: Tom Servo at

It’s better for your joints, and as long as you are walking briskly to get your heart elevated (and sustain that elevation in intervals), you are doing great! Just don’t forget you need solid shoes as much as runners do when you are using walking for cardio. If that was a captain obvious comment on my part, I apologize!

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:13 PM (ZdaMQ)

196 The Balls of Montezuma would make a great nic.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 25, 2023 11:13 PM (iKBwy)

197 From The Halls of Montezuma Revenge To The Shores El Segundo.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 25, 2023 10:02 PM (fY84s)

Interesting reference to me anyway. It just so happens that I lived in El Segundo (aka Mayberry by the Sea) for 30+ years. Are you familiar with the village, Dr? You might well be referencing another nickname: Smell Segundo…. The odors from the nearby Hyperion plant…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 25, 2023 11:13 PM (xT8gx)

198
Here's the "survey question" that is appearing on my screen just above the start of comments --

Should Juneteenth Replace July 4th As America's Independence Day?

_____________

This will become the next Current Thing. Module implants for the NPCs are being manufactured as we speak.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2023 11:14 PM (MoZTd)

199 Fun factoids: Polish is supposed to be the most difficult language to learn for English speakers.

Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and every other tonal language have entered the chat.

Posted by: Seven Days Until Pride Month! at May 25, 2023 11:14 PM (2tUFv)

200 183 Wow, earlier the Ship of Theseus prompted comparisons to the Boeing B-52...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2023 11:07 PM


I believe the B-52H models are the only ones still in service. Those definitely may qualify as the Airplane of Theseus, since the last ones were delivered in ... 1963!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:14 PM (HlyYF)

201 *looks oddly at Piper*

Yeah AZ, I think you are right. She got into whatever MikeN has been smoking.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:14 PM (5p7BC)

202 194 Sure Piper, we understand, it'll be okay.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron
🤣

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:14 PM (ZdaMQ)

203 Portugal or Montenegro.

Of course if the Caldera Supervolcano erupts, we're all screwed anyway. I'll jump into the Stargate and take my chances.

(There is no Stargate. Really. Don't ask questions. That's classified.)

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 25, 2023 11:14 PM (J7wri)

204 I mean, have you ever heard a peep from or about Suriname?

No, no you haven't.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 10:49 PM (up/3i)

I talked to a guy who was a missionary there 30 years ago. Metal, even treated metal, rusts away in almost no time. Which makes maintaining any sort of technology a constant battle. Since then the muslims have also claimed it as an official muslim country, which probably adds to the difficulty.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2023 11:14 PM (nC+QA)

205 Hate running.

Canada would be fine after they discard their commie PM. Plus American cash puts you in line ahead of Canucks in their healthcare system.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 25, 2023 11:15 PM (3weuU)

206 I'm all out of deep thoughts tonight. Gotta wake early and fix a lady's deck, then pressure wash it, then paint it.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 25, 2023 11:16 PM (iKBwy)

207 Let's just pretend that the Caldera Supervolcano has erupted, the land in uninhabitable, and the few survivors have been given carte blanche to resettle anywhere.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2023 11:10 PM


I would welcome my new Hot Ash Overlords!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:16 PM (HlyYF)

208 Just don’t forget you need solid shoes as much as runners do when you are using walking for cardio. If that was a captain obvious comment on my part, I apologize!
Posted by: Piper

I think people just choose whatever shoe is the current 'shoe of the day'. IIRC Nike shoes pulled their designs out of thin air initially. I don't know if they research their designs now.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 11:16 PM (y6ftY)

209 Did not realize depth charges were used in Cuban Missile Crisis..Thank you, Vasily

Posted by: a dude in MI at May 25, 2023 11:17 PM (+I6Y/)

210 Mohs so fah OK

No mo Mohs please

Posted by: Adorable little Miklos, who has survived worse that this at May 25, 2023 11:17 PM (iAPSy)

211 201 *looks oddly at Piper*

Yeah AZ, I think you are right. She got into whatever MikeN has been smoking.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May

—-
Could y’all even imagine me on something? My normal is…let’s go with energetic. It does not need to be enhanced!

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:17 PM (ZdaMQ)

212 196 The Balls of Montezuma would make a great nic.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 25, 2023 11:13 PM


I saw them open for Dick Dale in 1964 at Anaheim!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:18 PM (HlyYF)

213 I see some discussion about running.

I love it…. Hardly anything beats an early morning jog especially if there’s some nature to enjoy (trail or beach). I admit I’m odd

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 25, 2023 11:18 PM (xT8gx)

214 208
I think people just choose whatever shoe is the current 'shoe of the day'. IIRC Nike shoes pulled their designs out of thin air initially. I don't know if they research their designs now.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

—-

I like Hokas, even though they are bulky looking. The wide base is stabilizing for my narrow feet.

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:19 PM (ZdaMQ)

215 The Nike Vaporfly is the shoe of choice for serious racers, and it is a legit better shoe if you are a runner of sufficient quality (I am not). It can shave up to 25 second off your per mile pace.

I run in Hokas since they are the easiest long term on your feet. I haven't gotten a blister in 10 years.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:19 PM (5p7BC)

216 I am of a mind to spit...(spit)

I have no confidence in our "Republican" side of Congress to work out any deal on the debt ceiling other than what will eventually be in the Democrap's favor.

I saw this horsyshit in the 2022 midterms...

YEAH MITCH YOU BITCH and McCarthy is starting to smell like a perfumed Romney...without the multiple underage wives.

Posted by: Nightwatch at May 25, 2023 11:20 PM (UsQA1)

217 Can we call home and ask your wife?
Posted by: Charlie Daniels at May 25, 2023 11:06 PM (Angsy)


Don't have one of those either.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 11:20 PM (m9hmt)

218 I think people just choose whatever shoe is the current 'shoe of the day'. IIRC Nike shoes pulled their designs out of thin air initially. I don't know if they research their designs now.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

Nike was a client.

Why Nike?

TECHNOLOGY

Like what?

Look, we do marketing

Posted by: Adorable little Miklos, who once worked for a living at May 25, 2023 11:20 PM (iAPSy)

219 No mo Mohs please

Posted by: Adorable little Miklos, who has survived worse that this at May 25, 2023 11:17 PM (iAPSy)

I'll need one on my face and chest I'm pretty sure. But only after I turn 65.

Posted by: Charlie Daniels at May 25, 2023 11:21 PM (Angsy)

220 Canada would be fine after they discard their commie PM.
Posted by: The Man from Athens

If the super caldera goes Canada will be gone as well.
Do a search for the results of it going off, most of NA will not be livable and that doesn't take into account that Yellowstone going off might kick off the San Andreas sympathetically.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 11:21 PM (y6ftY)

221 The Czech Republic put a right to bear arms in their constitution after dealing with the cold war. They also have concealed weapons permits.

Don't think I could hack the language though.

If I had to leave the US I'd probably get a boat and hang around the Caribbean. If that weren't an option, France. They're probably doomed too, but whatever.

Posted by: Locarno at May 25, 2023 11:21 PM (qwHtp)

222 Switzerland. If they'll take me.

Posted by: DB - at May 25, 2023 11:22 PM (geLO8)

223 I have no confidence in our "Republican" side of Congress to work out any deal on the debt ceiling other than what will eventually be in the Democrap's favor.

I saw this horsyshit in the 2022 midterms...

YEAH MITCH YOU BITCH and McCarthy is starting to smell like a perfumed Romney...without the multiple underage wives.
Posted by: Nightwatch at May 25, 2023 11:20 PM (UsQA1)

Pretty sure this is a repeat episode of Failure Theater EVERY FRICKIN TIME with the debt ceiling

Posted by: a dude in MI at May 25, 2023 11:22 PM (+I6Y/)

224 Author of Comment 210 on today*s Fox Not A Kingmaker thread, thank you for your creative use of Repo Man dialogue.

Posted by: SuperMayorSuperRonNirenberg-Way Buffer Than You at May 25, 2023 11:22 PM (f06PL)

225 Heh, Linus is one of THEM.

You aren't supposed to ENJOY running.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:22 PM (5p7BC)

226 165 You dig? I said.... do you dig?
Posted by: Thomas Bender

CAN YOU DIG IT!!!?

Posted by: Cyrus, Uniting the Gangs at May 25, 2023 11:01 PM (iKBwy)

I can dig it/he can dig it/ she can dig it/we can dig it
https://youtu.be/T_tffjrItC4

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2023 11:22 PM (a4EWo)

227 I run in Hokas since they are the easiest long term on your feet. I haven't gotten a blister in 10 years.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

We are for thank

*HELP US*

Posted by: Chinese sweat shop comrades at May 25, 2023 11:23 PM (iAPSy)

228 Don't have one of those either.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 11:20 PM (m9hmt)

Guess this isn't you, then.

https://tinyurl.com/2vwjb26m

Posted by: Charlie Daniels at May 25, 2023 11:23 PM (Angsy)

229 >>>Here's the "survey question" that is appearing on my screen just above the start of comments --

Should Juneteenth Replace July 4th As America's Independence Day?


No. Next question.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 11:23 PM (m9hmt)

230 Every time I see the rock of Gibraltar I think of Walter Cronkite.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 11:24 PM (63Dwl)

231 We need to station some nukes in Poland. Personally they can use them on the Krauts and Ivan, and many would if they could.

Taiwan needs to declare independence then activate the nuke missile battery we shipped in to them under the radar the month before.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 25, 2023 11:24 PM (3weuU)

232 I'll need one on my face and chest I'm pretty sure. But only after I turn 65.
Posted by: Charlie Daniels

A fiddle and some Jack Daniels, you'll be FINE

Posted by: Experienced Miklos at May 25, 2023 11:24 PM (iAPSy)

233 My normal is…let’s go with energetic. It does not need to be enhanced!
Posted by: Piper

I like the phrase "self-winding"...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 11:24 PM (y6ftY)

234 >Every time I see the rock of Gibraltar I think of Walter Cronkite.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


didn't some insurance company use it in their logo?

Posted by: DB - at May 25, 2023 11:25 PM (geLO8)

235 @193

>>I'm asked often why I don't do ultras and I say "26.2 is far enough"

I have a Flex Deck Treadmill, I can't even imagine running marathon lengths on that.

The farthest distance I've ever ran was when I did a Spartan Beast back in 15. It was a little over 12 miles.

I could not imagine doing over double that distance let alone some of the distances these Ultra Marathoners do.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 11:25 PM (up/3i)

236 CAN YOU DIG IT!!!?


I, in fact, can.

Posted by: Don Cornelius at May 25, 2023 11:25 PM (iAPSy)

237 Well I'm out, need some sleep. Later.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:26 PM (5p7BC)

238

Digging taters

https://youtu.be/qEVnzVoZARE

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 11:26 PM (63Dwl)

239 Y’all enjoy the rest of the night. Another marathon day at ye olde workout studio tomorrow and 430a comes awfully early.

Posted by: Piper at May 25, 2023 11:26 PM (ZdaMQ)

240 Do a search for the results of it going off, most of NA will not be livable and that doesn't take into account that Yellowstone going off might kick off the San Andreas sympathetically.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 25, 2023 11:21 PM


If California slides into the Pacific, then I am DEFINITELY staying!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:26 PM (HlyYF)

241 "No mo Mohs please"

My nose knows MOHS.
Not a bad thing....I still have my nose! And it beats the hell out of a 1/4 wide, 2 inch long strip removed from your back because you didn't do the MOHS in time.

Posted by: boynsea at May 25, 2023 11:26 PM (cx155)

242 The ENTIRE of the Republican party needs to have a MOHS procedure to cut out the latent Liberal/Socialist cancer that has invaded their body politic.

RINO's must be cut out!

Posted by: Nightwatch at May 25, 2023 11:27 PM (UsQA1)

243 This talk of running makes me want to take a nap.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2023 11:27 PM (Ysyum)

244 Every time I see the rock of Gibraltar I think of Walter Cronkite.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Good Night, and Good News

Posted by: Consumate Professional Miklos at May 25, 2023 11:27 PM (iAPSy)

245
didn't some insurance company use it in their logo?
Posted by: DB


Prudential

Which was the sponsor of a TV show called The 20th Century which Walter Cronkite narrated.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 11:27 PM (63Dwl)

246 @222

>>Switzerland. If they'll take me.

You more than likely, do not have enough money to live in Switzerland, it's number one in terms of the most costliest places to live in Europe.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 11:28 PM (up/3i)

247 If the ship of Theseus is an item, then no, it is a new ship
If the ship of Theseus is a process, then yes it is the original ship.

However like the current fleet of B-52s, every part has been replaced except for the brackets securing the electronics to the airframes. At what percentage does the craft become a new ship built around old parts?

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 25, 2023 11:28 PM (xhaym)

248 didn't some insurance company use it in their logo?
Posted by: DB - at May 25, 2023 11:25 PM (geLO

Prudential, I think.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 11:28 PM (zhgny)

249 This talk of running makes me want to take a nap.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I read "nap" as "lap"

Sorry

Posted by: Miklos adjusts monocle at May 25, 2023 11:29 PM (iAPSy)

250 Which was the sponsor of a TV show called The 20th Century which Walter Cronkite narrated.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 11:27 PM (63Dwl)


I thought Peter Jennings narrated it. Though I could be thinking of something different.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 11:29 PM (m9hmt)

251 Do a search for the results of it going off, most of NA will not be livable and that doesn't take into account that Yellowstone going off might kick off the San Andreas sympathetically.

If that happens then I'd look for Long Valley Caldera to remind everyone that it exists as well. Not that anyone will care at that point.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at May 25, 2023 11:29 PM (Bd6X8)

252 Sure, Whittemore lived to be 98, but what were his pronouns?

Posted by: Well Educated Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:29 PM (KFhLj)

253 There's a girl at work in our new england office who had pronouns in her email signature from the time she started last year until a week ago. I guess that a good sign.

Posted by: Mishdog at May 25, 2023 11:30 PM (YXEoM)

254 Heh, Linus is one of THEM.

You aren't supposed to ENJOY running.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 11:22 PM (5p7BC)

Yes! And I’ve been contagious…. I spread my strange love of running to one of my brothers and a brother-in-law. I feel kinda guilty about that… I originally caught the bug from a coworker who was/is an enthusiastic triathlete….. I’ve done a few tri races myself (including 2 Ironman races) but I always go back to jogging as my first love. I say jog rather than run because I am…. Not fast. 10 minutes per mile plus or minus 30 seconds…. That’s just trotting along; not running

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 25, 2023 11:31 PM (xT8gx)

255 *hic*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 25, 2023 11:31 PM (J48Co)

256 Mister Biden's Neighborhood:

https://shorturl.at/akyz2

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at May 25, 2023 11:32 PM (Bd6X8)

257 ure, Whittemore lived to be 98, but what were his pronouns?
Posted by: Well Educated Idiot

Well....

Posted by: Hal Holbrook as either Mark Twain or Harry Truman at May 25, 2023 11:32 PM (iAPSy)

258

The Twentieth Century

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050072

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 11:32 PM (63Dwl)

259 222 Switzerland. If they'll take me.

Posted by: DB - at May 25, 2023 11:22 PM


If the price of admission is BYO K31 battle rifle, then I suspect several Morons could also move there with you.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:32 PM (HlyYF)

260 Uruguay. It is corrupt and dysfunctional, but not as corrupt and dysfunctional as Paraguay.

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 25, 2023 11:32 PM (xhaym)

261 Thanks for the ONT, and that last video, the hubris of man against nature. I can’t look away.

Posted by: Corona exile-back_in_exile at May 25, 2023 11:33 PM (XltXL)

262 However like the current fleet of B-52s, every part has been replaced except for the brackets securing the electronics to the airframes. At what percentage does the craft become a new ship built around old parts?

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 25, 2023 11:28 PM (xhaym)

I have George Washington's hatchet.

Posted by: No, really. I mean Great Grandpa changed the head and Grandpa changed the handle, but... at May 25, 2023 11:33 PM (Angsy)

263 *hic*
Posted by: Cicero

Over here, Big Boy

Posted by: *hic* at May 25, 2023 11:33 PM (iAPSy)

264 Uruguay. It is corrupt and dysfunctional, but not as corrupt and dysfunctional as Paraguay.
Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 25, 2023 11:32 PM (xhaym)


-----------

GFY

Posted by: Uruguay at May 25, 2023 11:34 PM (J48Co)

265 253 There's a girl at work in our new england office who had pronouns in her email signature from the time she started last year until a week ago. I guess that a good sign.

Posted by: Mishdog at May 25, 2023 11:30 PM


Massholes have a learning curve? Who knew?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:36 PM (HlyYF)

266 210 Miklos

Howdy pardner!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 25, 2023 11:36 PM (X/qs3)

267 Uruguay. It is corrupt and dysfunctional, but not as corrupt and dysfunctional as Paraguay.
Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 25, 2023 11:32 PM (xhaym)

Paraguay has Hungarian ex-president.

megbizhato

Posted by: Non binary Citixen of Worlds who cetae new Word of Citixen by copyrighted typo inspirations at May 25, 2023 11:36 PM (iAPSy)

268 252 Sure, Whittemore lived to be 98, but what were his pronouns?

uh....

Posted by: anachronda at May 25, 2023 11:37 PM (edU/H)

269 Howdy pardner!
Posted by: COMountainMarie

Hiya Cowgirl!

Posted by: Miklos actually used to ride horses at May 25, 2023 11:38 PM (iAPSy)

270 Thanks for the entertainment, fellow morons.
See'ya tomorrow.

Posted by: boynsea at May 25, 2023 11:38 PM (cx155)

271 I have George Washington's hatchet.
Posted by: No, really. I mean Great Grandpa changed the head and Grandpa changed the handle, but... at May 25, 2023 11:33 PM (Angsy)


Is it an object or is it a representation of an ideal? Is it a real thing or is it a function of once belonging to George?

By the way, I switched out handles on two hatchets today, I got out the drawknives, the spokeshave and clamps and fixed those wobbly heads.

One haft I swapped between one hatchet to the other because I had enough wood to carve it down to fit the smaller hatchet head's eye, and the other one I used a stock haft from the store.

I have a small hatchet with a short handle that throws like a champ, and the other one that is bigger and suitable for pounding in wedges

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 25, 2023 11:38 PM (xhaym)

272 Actually I'd probably not leave. Perhaps just carve out my own. Diogenes Lampland.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2023 11:41 PM (YGqO/)

273
Russian Sausage Millionaire and Putin Critic Falls to His Death in India


... and that millionaire's name was Abelski Fromanski, the Sausage King of Krasnoyarsk.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 11:42 PM (pNxlR)

274 257

Remember sir...an era of men that helped build the United States into "The" powerhouse of nations within this planet known as ..."THE WORLD!!"

I believe we will survive the current OBAMA infection and return to our robust roots.

Oh and just because... "Fuck You Berry.!!!"

Posted by: Nightwatch at May 25, 2023 11:42 PM (UsQA1)

275 I have George Washington's hatchet.
Posted by: No, really. I mean Great Grandpa

Do you know the origin of the phrase "an axe to grind"?



The meaning has changed, but it comes from Ben Franklin.

Posted by: Miklos, Official Suppository of Knowlwdges at May 25, 2023 11:42 PM (iAPSy)

276 Good evening morons and thanks wd

That car sank fast. Such a shame. Heh.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2023 11:42 PM (dS722)

277 272 Actually I'd probably not leave. Perhaps just carve out my own. Diogenes Lampland.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2023 11:41 PM


That does sound pretty nice - to live in a country populated only by honest men (people)!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:43 PM (HlyYF)

278 I talked to a guy who was a missionary there 30 years ago. Metal, even treated metal, rusts away in almost no time. Which makes maintaining any sort of technology a constant battle. Since then the muslims have also claimed it as an official muslim country, which probably adds to the difficulty.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2023 11:14 PM (nC+QA)


That must be exciting with all the Sikhs in Guyana, next door.

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 25, 2023 11:44 PM (xhaym)

279 Is enough for me tonight and you should all be well...

Night Horde.

Posted by: Nightwatch at May 25, 2023 11:48 PM (UsQA1)

280 That car sank fast. Such a shame. Heh.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2023 11:42 PM (dS722)

Having the door wide open will do that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 11:48 PM (zhgny)

281 Hello night people/those that will sleep through tomorrow's breakfast special. Thanks for the ONT, WeirdDave.

Darling daughter says northern MN is as close as you can get to visiting a foreign country while in the USA. I can live with that for retirement.

Posted by: scampydog at May 25, 2023 11:48 PM (tocrP)

282 Russian Sausage Millionaire and Putin Critic Falls to His Death in India

... and that millionaire's name was Abelski Fromanski, the Sausage King of Krasnoyarsk.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

I send my men to meat assaults

Posted by: Abel Prygozhin at May 25, 2023 11:49 PM (iAPSy)

283 Is enough for me tonight and you should all be well...

Night Horde.
Posted by: Nightwatch

I hope you Moh betta

Posted by: Sincere Miklos at May 25, 2023 11:50 PM (iAPSy)

284 Russian Sausage Millionaire and Putin Critic Falls to His Death in India

... and that millionaire's name was Abelski Fromanski, the Sausage King of Krasnoyarsk.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

I send my men to meat assaults
Posted by: Abel Prygozhin at May 25, 2023 11:49 PM (iAPSy)

Without a link, I shan't believe it!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 11:51 PM (zhgny)

285 Come on down to Sausage King!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2023 11:51 PM (63Dwl)

286 GFY
Posted by: Uruguay at May 25, 2023 11:34 PM (J48Co)


Hey, the accent is adorable, and it seems to be like Kansas with really nice beaches

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 25, 2023 11:53 PM (xhaym)

287 My 179 is a response to @notrious BFD 172. It wasn’t random crazy ranting!

My apologies. Just thought that it was kinda weird. Don't mind me.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2023 11:54 PM (Xrfse)

288 If I was to do anything right now, I would make a modest pile of nachos, and open an ice cold brew...
Alas, I have neither🥺

I guess I'll take a nap....
Good night good people.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 25, 2023 11:55 PM (X/qs3)

289 Come on down to Sausage King!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Hey

We are doing Prom Night Specials

Posted by: Sausage King at May 25, 2023 11:59 PM (iAPSy)

290 Such Horde as might survive a Yellowstone Caldera celebration.

Would very likely soon become local warlords in the immediate 400 yd. radius of their respective locations.

Might not be the Skull of Thrones, but at least you'd have some power from which to negotiate, hopefully as to alliances with those similar, and not El Cartelo types.

A pile of looters 300 yards from your position, would probably let your voice be heard in any subsequent conversations.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2023 12:05 AM (e6UQI)

291 Massholes have a learning curve? Who knew?
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:36 PM (HlyYF)

It made me a little happy because she's easy on the eyes and I hated to think she was cray cray liberal. My guess her manager made her do it at the beginning.

Posted by: Mishdog at May 26, 2023 12:05 AM (YXEoM)

292
Choosing a country
to relocate=Nepal.
At lower Altitude.

Posted by: zigzag at May 26, 2023 12:06 AM (J2Ke7)

293 If you had to leave the US and live in another country ?

Northern Muskland, on Mars.

Posted by: Next2Nothing at May 26, 2023 12:11 AM (tA1/w)

294 259 222 Switzerland. If they'll take me.

Posted by: DB - at May 25, 2023 11:22 PM

If the price of admission is BYO K31 battle rifle, then I suspect several Morons could also move there with you.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 25, 2023 11:32 PM (HlyYF)

A friend of mine was the consular officer in Bern. He said lots of Americans came in to renounce their citizenship, but usually backed out after 1) finding out about the actual Swiss tax rate for citizens (30 years ago it was actually higher than the US) and 2) the Swiss only granted 2 or 3 citizenships to American citizens per year. They are very choosy, like moms who choose Jif. Except choosier.

Posted by: Moki at May 26, 2023 12:11 AM (JrN/x)

295 Howdy pardner!
Posted by: COMountainMarie

Hiya Cowgirl!
Posted by: Miklos actually used to ride horses

Dude and dudess
.
My last horse was named Duke after The Duke. His name fit.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * actually used to own, feed , clean up after and occasionally ride horses at May 26, 2023 12:12 AM (qkR67)

296 You fear the Yellowstone supervolcano
You think you can deal with the San Andreas
You get the Cascadia Subduction

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 26, 2023 12:15 AM (XaUsS)

297 >>>Interesting reference to me anyway. It just so happens that I lived in El Segundo (aka Mayberry by the Sea) for 30+ years. Are you familiar with the village, Dr? You might well be referencing another nickname: Smell Segundo…. The odors from the nearby Hyperion plant…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt

>Yeah, I'm not certain where the smells were coming from, but I used to ride from Malibu to San Pedro and I know there was a treatment plant around that area, and I also remember there being a raw sewage dumping operation some distance off-shore. The wind does what it may.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 26, 2023 12:15 AM (fY84s)

298 37 D'ya know if any of those former Com-Bloc countries allow for the private ownership of guns?

I don't know about guns, but in Poland, private citizens are not allowed to own baseball bats. You have to be a member of a sanctioned city/municipal baseball league to be allowed to purchase one, and it has to be registered. Even as diplomats we had to register the baseball bats we brought with us for our kids who played baseball and softball.

Posted by: Moki at May 26, 2023 12:16 AM (JrN/x)

299 296 You fear the Yellowstone supervolcano
You think you can deal with the San Andreas
You get the Cascadia Subduction
Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 26, 2023 12:15 AM (XaUsS)
-------------------
Cascadia is going to be the REALLY Big One.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 12:18 AM (tocrP)

300 Would very likely soon become local warlords in the immediate 400 yd. radius of their respective locations.

Might not be the Skull of Thrones, but at least you'd have some power from which to negotiate, hopefully as to alliances with those similar, and not El Cartelo types.

Jim

Ummm

It's basically done

Posted by: Crazy Miklos' Tzampotli Family Fun Park and self-serve open tequila bar at May 26, 2023 12:19 AM (iAPSy)

301 Apparently the beaches in Uruguay are spectacular

https://tinyurl.com/mzawc67s

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 26, 2023 12:19 AM (xhaym)

302 Dude and dudess
.
My last horse was named Duke after The Duke. His name fit.
Posted by: Sock Monkey

So

The next one should be named Marion.

Because authenticer

Posted by: Miklos also walks with a slight leftward notion like the Duke at May 26, 2023 12:21 AM (iAPSy)

303 I would move to Croatia.

Posted by: polynikes at May 26, 2023 12:22 AM (MNhXM)

304
" A pile of looters 300 yards from my position."

I like the way you think.

Goes fine with "not my hill to die on, it's my hill for my enemies to die on."

Posted by: irongrampa at May 26, 2023 12:23 AM (KATBx)

305 There's a girl at work

Are you a biologist?

Posted by: Well Educated Idiot at May 26, 2023 12:23 AM (KFhLj)

306 WW3 in 1962 wouldn't have been a fun time, especially for Europe, but it would be another 5-10 years before "the world would have been destroyed". Nobody had a lot of missiles yet and the US had LOTS of bombers and also interceptors where the USSR had much less of either. US had a large advantage still which is why the Soviets both tried to put missiles and bombers in Cuba AND backed down. By the end of the decade both sides could destroy each other equally.

Posted by: azjaeger at May 26, 2023 12:23 AM (3/XaG)

307 Well, I am off to the snoozer. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2023 12:24 AM (zhgny)

308 Both my granddaughters want grandpa to buy another horse. Gist of conversation with the 5 year old last week
Grandpa, can we get a horse? You can't have a horse where you live . No grandpa, we'll keep it at your house. Horses are big animals. You're not big enough to ride an animal that large . We'll get a little horse . What happens when you get too big for the little horse? We'll buy a bigger horse. Horses are expensive. I have money in my piggy bank. The 12 year old is almost as relentless. They're trying to wear me down. I can always pull the Grandma says no card but that won't go over well with Mrs. Sock

Posted by: Sock Monkey * actually used to own, feed , clean up after and occasionally ride horses at May 26, 2023 12:25 AM (qkR67)

309 USSR backed down but guess who else moved missiles away?

Posted by: polynikes at May 26, 2023 12:28 AM (MNhXM)

310 Goes fine with "not my hill to die on, it's my hill for my enemies to die on."
Posted by: irongrampa

I live on a hill. It's my hill to die on whether of natural causes or otherwise . If it's otherwise, I don't plan on being the only one. I ain't a leavin.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 12:30 AM (qkR67)

311 It made me a little happy because she's easy on the eyes and I hated to think she was cray cray liberal. My guess her manager made her do it at the beginning.

Posted by: Mishdog at May 26, 2023 12:05 AM


Easy on the eyes AND starting to take the red pill?

Hopefully you can make an 'Ette out of her!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 26, 2023 12:32 AM (HlyYF)

312 USSR backed down but guess who else moved missiles away?
Posted by: polynikes at May 26, 2023 12:28 AM (MNhXM)


Both sided backed down. Brinksmanship is not generally done to back the opponent into the wall and to win all, it is to make everyone aware that certain positions are non negotiable, and the rest is on the table.
The USSR took their missiles out of Cuba which they were unable to maintain with the blockade, and the US took missiles out of Turkey which were becoming redundant.

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 26, 2023 12:32 AM (xhaym)

313 That's a farging trick question! I think, but correct me if wrong, Jupiter missiles dismantled in Turkey?

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 12:34 AM (tocrP)

314 I would move to Croatia.
Posted by: polynikes

Yes

Not Croatan.

Them folks just disappeared

Posted by: Future Croatian Miklos at May 26, 2023 12:37 AM (iAPSy)

315 Cascadia is going to be the REALLY Big One.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 12:18 AM


Seattle AND Portland falling into the Pacific?

How on earth would the nation ever survive?


(Actually I would feel sorry for the Pacific Ocean. How would YOU like to have that much human feces and hepatitis and aids-tainted syringes dumped into your lap?)

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 26, 2023 12:37 AM (HlyYF)

316 It was a Dare!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2023 12:37 AM (63Dwl)

317 OK, I officially work with a psycho. Let's call him Eric the Fuck. Son of bitch grabbed my arm six months ago and dragged my into bosses office because he didn't like me telling him what to do, even though that's my job. We spent a good four hours dealing with his hurt feelings. Ergo, the term Eric the Fuck.

Today, he lost it because he has not produced what he was supposed to, and decided the best way to deal with that was to yell the F word at me repeatedly and flounce off in a huff. First he tried to tell me I told him something I never would, and when I said that no, I never said that, he blew up.

The dude is a wolf, and I apparently need to be a sheep because I'm on base and cannot carry.

Now my boss's boss is involved, wrote him an official letter of reprimand, told him to knock it off, but left him in the office. So, I get to wait until he really attacks me to get his ass fired.

Fucking hell.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:38 AM (LOVUx)

318 Sure, Whittemore lived to be 98, but what were his pronouns?
Posted by: Well Educated Idiot


"Sir" and "Sir's."

And nobody argued.

Posted by: mikeski at May 26, 2023 12:40 AM (DgGvY)

319 It was a Dare!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Now see?

We can have nice play things.

Posted by: Historically Informed Miklos at May 26, 2023 12:41 AM (iAPSy)

320 Sock Monkey * actually used to own, feed , clean up after and occasionally ride horses at May 26, 2023 12:25 AM (qkR67)

When faced with a similar dilemma, my friend said - sure you can have riding lessons. But before that, you have to have mucking the stable lessons.

Only took 1 lesson. Hopefully, you can develope a better plan. Maybe take them to a rescue and see how old they would have to be to volunteer.

Posted by: Adriane the Lunar Colony Critic . . . at May 26, 2023 12:41 AM (jonTH)

321 The dude is a wolf, and I apparently need to be a sheep because I'm on base and cannot carry.

Fucking hell.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:38 AM


Sorry, tcn.

Head on a swivel, dude.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 26, 2023 12:42 AM (HlyYF)

322 Also

Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Adjunct Professorship in History and being Fast on the Uptake


AWARDED

Posted by: University of Miklos at May 26, 2023 12:44 AM (iAPSy)

323 tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:38 AM (LOVUx)

Best of luck.

Can you carry a screamer device of any kind or bear spray?

Posted by: Adriane the Lunar Colony Critic . . . at May 26, 2023 12:45 AM (jonTH)

324 (Actually I would feel sorry for the Pacific Ocean. How would YOU like to have that much human feces and hepatitis and aids-tainted syringes dumped into your lap?)
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 26, 2023 12:37 AM (HlyYF)
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Yeah, nasty places with the nastiness you mentioned. Would likely lose Eugene too - another infested city.

I do however, like Bandon Dunes. Which would be a goner.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 12:46 AM (tocrP)

325 Son of bitch grabbed my arm six months ago and dragged my into bosses office because he didn't like me telling him what to do, even though that's my job.

And he wasn't charged with assault? Sounds like the case can be made that you're in a hostile work environment. Which, you know, goes away when he does.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at May 26, 2023 12:47 AM (Bd6X8)

326 Tcn,
Consider getting a fire extinguisher for your office. Big enough to klunk skulls if needed but the spray gives you distance plus distraction if he goes nuts. Plausibly deniable too.

Posted by: whig at May 26, 2023 12:47 AM (wUSgb)

327 Lyndon LaRouche developed an economic theory apparently based on population density as a measure of possible labor.

I may have to research this to figure out if it is meaningful or tosh.

Posted by: Kindltot -I am not the Psychological Warfare Unit Mascot at May 26, 2023 12:48 AM (xhaym)

328 326 Tcn,
Consider getting a fire extinguisher for your office. Big enough to klunk skulls if needed but the spray gives you distance plus distraction if he goes nuts. Plausibly deniable too.
Posted by: whig at May 26, 2023 12:47 AM (wUSgb)

I like that, and I like the bear spray comment. I will look into both. Unfortunately, our office is sprinklered, so no fire extinguishers. But no reason why I can't keep on for my self.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:49 AM (LOVUx)

329 tcn - I hereby tender the obligatory John Wick / pencil comment in regards to your situation. Good luck. Remember, the pointy end is much more effective than the eraser end.

Posted by: PabloD at May 26, 2023 12:49 AM (oERDG)

330 Tis time. I need to get the backyard ready for the holiday and I haven't done the bittersweet routine of placing flags yet to honor the ones who no longer walk among us.

Remember them.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 26, 2023 12:50 AM (KATBx)

331 And he wasn't charged with assault? Sounds like the case can be made that you're in a hostile work environment. Which, you know, goes away when he does.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at May 26, 2023 12:47 AM (Bd6X

I have made that case. This is a government office. Nobody ever gets fired, ever. But the next time this asshat makes a move, he may not need to quit.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:50 AM (LOVUx)

332 329 tcn - I hereby tender the obligatory John Wick / pencil comment in regards to your situation. Good luck. Remember, the pointy end is much more effective than the eraser end.
Posted by: PabloD at May 26, 2023 12:49 AM (oERDG)

Hmm. Need a new sharpener.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:51 AM (LOVUx)

333 DH did drop by to pick me up from work. 6'6 and seriously large. Nobody messes with him, even though he's a teddy bear. He did give him the stinkeye, and put my boss under notice that if anything goes sideways, he will be accountable.

Good Lord how I love that man.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:52 AM (LOVUx)

334 G'night IG.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 12:52 AM (tocrP)

335 Would likely lose Eugene too - another infested city.


Careful-

My middle name is Jeno, which means Eugene.

The doctors tell me I am sufficiently hygienic, and clean of Most Things.

Have to back next week, though.

Posted by: Miklos the Clean Mean Eugene at May 26, 2023 12:52 AM (iAPSy)

336 Miklos nice to see ya . Missed my fellow LaLouisiana friend. Whatcha been doing ?

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(;-) at May 26, 2023 12:53 AM (wLnjR)

337 Consider getting a fire extinguisher for your office. Big enough to klunk skulls if needed but the spray gives you distance plus distraction if he goes nuts. Plausibly deniable too.

Posted by: whig at May 26, 2023 12:47 AM


The NYT informs me that fire extinguishers are SO DEADLY, that they can kill a man as he just passes by!

Further, these "assault" fire extinguishers are so crafty that the investigators can't even FIND THE BODY after the vicious killing!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 26, 2023 12:54 AM (HlyYF)

338 If the west coast drops into the Pacific due to the Cascadia subduction quake, the salmon run will suffer 50% casualties due to Fentanyl overdoses. Maybe the government should plan to drop Narcan into the ocean.

Posted by: PabloD at May 26, 2023 12:55 AM (oERDG)

339 I like that, and I like the bear spray comment. I will look into both. Unfortunately, our office is sprinklered, so no fire extinguishers. But no reason why I can't keep on for my self.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:49 AM (LOVUx)

First Alert brand has fire extinguisher called Tundra that is the size of a can of spray paint. You just press the button on top. I keep them in each vehicle and a few scattered around the house. One can put out a chimney fire we had a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 26, 2023 12:55 AM (8vzCZ)

340 I doubt I'd move anywhere. If things have gone so far to pot that here is insufferable, it's probably not going to be better elsewhere. But instead of fighting the hypothetical . . . I'd want to go somewhere I would not stand out too much in appearance because outsiders aren't treated well anywhere. And I'd probably choose somewhere fuck-off cold. I don't like the cold. But that's the point: not a lot of people do. So I'd spend a lot less time around the diverse folks who are enriching my life so much here that I apparently have to leave forever. I haven't the foggiest idea what I'd do in such a place. My job is sort of built on the increasingly dubious assumption that civilization is a thing. Which is why step one of my Things Have Gone Sideways Plan is to eat the neighbors followed by begin construction on skull tower.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 26, 2023 12:56 AM (KFhLj)

341 Fucking hell.
Posted by: tcn in AK,

How to make a Sock Monkey hillbilly thumper: 14 inch piece of 3/8 automotive fuel line. Glue ( Guerrilla glue) 1 inch piece of 1/4 inch dowel in end. Cover end with a 2 inch piece of shrink tube. Cut open 3 12 ga no4 shells and pour the BBs in open end. Repeat procedure to close end. Same legal concept as a collapsible baton except it works better. It's a defensive weapon only. If it's used otherwise it is considered illegal . Folds in half and fits snugly in a back pocket...or you could email Mishum and have him forward your email to me . I have a few on the work bench . More than a few ladies around these parts have one.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 12:57 AM (qkR67)

342 324:I do however, like Bandon Dunes. Which would be a goner.
Posted by: scampydog



I'd like to golf there before its wiped off the map by the Cascadia Subduction Zone burping.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 26, 2023 12:57 AM (HTCOy)

343 The last video? Yeah... he got a blow job that night...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 26, 2023 12:57 AM (oHd/0)

344 So I'd spend a lot less time around the diverse folks who are enriching my life so much here that I apparently have to leave forever. I haven't the foggiest idea what I'd do in such a place. My job is sort of built on the increasingly dubious assumption that civilization is a thing. Which is why step one of my Things Have Gone Sideways Plan is to eat the neighbors followed by begin construction on skull tower.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 26, 2023 12:56 AM (KFhLj)

Ahem, I'm sitting right here.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:57 AM (LOVUx)

345 More than a few ladies around these parts have one.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 12:57 AM (qkR67)

Hmmm... Have to look into that.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 12:59 AM (LOVUx)

346 343 The last video? Yeah... he got a blow job that night...
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 26, 2023 12:57 AM (oHd/0)

What a coincidence! So did DH.....

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 01:00 AM (LOVUx)

347 Miklos nice to see ya . Missed my fellow LaLouisiana friend. Whatcha been doing ?
Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana

Recovering and trying the keto diet.

Sorry, all you keto Peoples.

Red Beans and Rice is not keto.

Fine, Irma Thomas cooked my dinner more than once, and taught me how to do it. How many people can say that a Grammy Award winner, and Soul Queen of New Orleans cooked dinner for them? Me and hundreds.

Monday, I will have it like Miss Irma taught me, and keto be damned.

Posted by: Miklos is only about four (4) pounds over anyway at May 26, 2023 01:00 AM (iAPSy)

348 Careful-

My middle name is Jeno, which means Eugene.

The doctors tell me I am sufficiently hygienic, and clean of Most Things.

Have to back next week, though.
Posted by: Miklos the Clean Mean Eugene at May 26, 2023 12:52 AM (iAPSy)
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I'll share a Eugene funny. Junior was a runner. He of course wanted to see UofO, take a few laps on the track, and visit Pre's Rock. Bunch of protesters at the bottom of an on/off ramp (because Eugene). I slowed down the rental car and layed on the horn and gave them the bird. Wife & kids burst out laughing and asked if we could go back and flip them off again. So we did, of course. Whole family flying the 'ol number one at 'em. That's just an All-American, wholesome family story.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 01:00 AM (tocrP)

349 The NYT informs me that fire extinguishers are SO DEADLY, that they can kill a man as he just passes by!

Further, these "assault" fire extinguishers are so crafty that the investigators can't even FIND THE BODY after the vicious killing!
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 26, 2023 12:54 AM (HlyYF)

AFFF foam and PKP fire fighting products are BOTH know known to cause cancer.... I keep getting shit from lawyers saying if I have cancer I can get a settlement.... because I not only went to Navy Fire Fighting school... more than once, but was a Damage Control Locker leader for many years.

Oh, and CO2 extinguishers cause Globul Warmering... so I guess we just all die to fires now.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 26, 2023 01:01 AM (oHd/0)

350 More than a few ladies around these parts have one.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly

"Clay...Clay....MORE!"

Posted by: Miklos notes that "Clay" is both a type of soil and a Given Name around These Parts at May 26, 2023 01:03 AM (iAPSy)

351 I'd like to golf there before its wiped off the map by the Cascadia Subduction Zone burping.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 26, 2023 12:57 AM (HTCOy)
__________

Go play it Puddle if you can make it work. I had business in Bandon for about 7 years and am fortunate to have quite a few rounds in there (and very few good scores). Very tough courses, but absolutely worth the trip. Not much to do off campus, however.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 01:07 AM (tocrP)

352 Hmmm... Have to look into that.
Posted by: tcn in AK,

110 percent Guarantee that you can make a grown man scream like a little girl with one of those..WTF, Bob at the NSA already has my email addres. I have 2 sitting on the work bench right now

Jsims59tils@gmail.com

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 01:07 AM (qkR67)

353 That's just an All-American, wholesome family story.
Posted by: scampydog

FUN FACT

The movie Animal House was mostly filmed at that Unversity in Eugene.

Posted by: Miklos expaects reparations for every inappropriate laugh at May 26, 2023 01:07 AM (iAPSy)

354 Miklos it is good to have back b"h and pray your health continues to improve

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2023 01:08 AM (dS722)

355 Damn Miklos now I really want to go to your place for some of dat Irma Thomas red beans and rice .yum yum..Love me some Red beans and rice . Soo. Sooo glad ya doin better. (:-)

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 01:10 AM (wLnjR)

356 Monday, I will have it like Miss Irma taught me, and keto be damned.
Posted by: Miklos is only about four (4) pounds over anyway at May 26, 2023 01:00 AM (iAPSy)

Well, Monday IS wash day.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 01:11 AM (LOVUx)

357 Miklos it is good to have back b"h and pray your health continues to improve
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Thank you

I guess I can snitch now, 'cause already got the stitches.

Posted by: Miklos needs Quick Job with the IRS, so I can go into a profitable witness protection deal at May 26, 2023 01:12 AM (iAPSy)

358 The movie Animal House was mostly filmed at that Unversity in Eugene.
Posted by: Miklos expaects reparations for every inappropriate laugh at May 26, 2023 01:07 AM (iAPSy)
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Son-of-a-gun, did not know that. And that is a better All American, Eugene reference.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 01:13 AM (tocrP)

359 Miklos what are ya recovering from? I think I missed whatever happened with ya?

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 01:14 AM (wLnjR)

360 Well, Monday IS wash day.
Posted by: tcn in AK

https://tinyurl.com/2ckyc8zj

I Used this one because it includes what we used to call the Famous Torpedo Tits

Posted by: Like Miklos doesn't know you people at May 26, 2023 01:16 AM (iAPSy)

361 I guess I can snitch now, 'cause already got the stitches.
Posted by: Miklos needs Quick Job with the IRS, so I can go into a profitable witness protection deal at May 26, 2023 01:12 AM (iAPSy)

What in hell did you do? Don't do it again, it hurts.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 01:17 AM (LOVUx)

362 351 I'd like to golf there before its wiped off the map by the Cascadia Subduction Zone burping.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 26, 2023 12:57 AM (HTCOy)
__________

Go play it Puddle if you can make it work. I had business in Bandon for about 7 years and am fortunate to have quite a few rounds in there (and very few good scores). Very tough courses, but absolutely worth the trip. Not much to do off campus, however.
Posted by: scampydog



Its doable but I need the time and money. Seems when I have the one, I don't have the other. I have 'budgeted' a trip out there and it would be pricey but doable. Any farther east, I'd be in the Atlantic (well, Chesapeake), so it's a long flight. I don't mind air travel. I mind be stuck in a flying beer can for 5-6 hours.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 26, 2023 01:18 AM (HTCOy)

363 I Used this one because it includes what we used to call the Famous Torpedo Tits
Posted by: Like Miklos doesn't know you people at May 26, 2023 01:16 AM (iAPSy)

OOOh stylish. Wonderful. Now if she only wore my blue cat-eye glasses....

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 01:18 AM (LOVUx)

364 Miklos what are ya recovering from? I think I missed whatever happened with ya?
Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana

Mohs skin cancer procedure.

It happens, when you prefer to spend your life in the Sun.

Posted by: Miklos, who has had and will have worse at May 26, 2023 01:18 AM (iAPSy)

365 It happens, when you prefer to spend your life in the Sun.
Posted by: Miklos, who has had and will have worse at May 26, 2023 01:18 AM (iAPSy)

Cancer sucks. Don't do that again.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 01:20 AM (LOVUx)

366 OOOh stylish. Wonderful. Now if she only wore my blue cat-eye glasses....
Posted by: tcn in AK

The Miklos Foundation will pay for the use or purchase of Eyewear.

You do the rest.

Also, pics

Posted by: Miklos Justin-Wilson ga-ron-tees at May 26, 2023 01:21 AM (iAPSy)

367 Dang the big C..ochhh hope ur docs got it all my friend. Cancer as many have said and can never be said enough FUCKING SUCKS. I will be saying many payers 4 u. And here are some very special HUGS for you.

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 01:25 AM (wLnjR)

368 Its doable but I need the time and money. Seems when I have the one, I don't have the other. I have 'budgeted' a trip out there and it would be pricey but doable. Any farther east, I'd be in the Atlantic (well, Chesapeake), so it's a long flight. I don't mind air travel. I mind be stuck in a flying beer can for 5-6 hours.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 26, 2023 01:18 AM (HTCOy)
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Yeah, long flight and into Coos Bay, unless you're flying private. But do hit me up if you decide to go. I know some locals and can likely assist with very reasonable (maybe free) accommodations.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 01:27 AM (tocrP)

369 And here are some very special HUGS for you.
Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana

Thank you, but this is currently minor.

When the stiches come out, I will be in the water the next day.

Some Moslems say "You love life more than we fear death".

These are crazy people according to my beer-drinking moslem friends, and me too.

Christians are never afraid. This is something many people do not understand.

Posted by: Miklos at May 26, 2023 01:31 AM (iAPSy)

370 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 26, 2023 01:33 AM (T4tVD)

371 Miklos !

Posted by: JT at May 26, 2023 01:34 AM (T4tVD)

372 G'night good people and degenerates. Enjoy the long weekend.

Posted by: scampydog at May 26, 2023 01:36 AM (tocrP)

373 Hey Miklos if u r still around and just maybe would like to chat off-line please feel free to e-mail me . My email is .....travboo6993@gmail.com.....as far as worrying about anyone getting it that would use is for something shitty ehh I already have so much spam on it that well good luck to ya...LOL..

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 01:37 AM (wLnjR)

374 61 Lord I feel terrible for the woman. No sarcasm, my heart breaks seeing her crying watching her car sink.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 25, 2023 10:26 PM (5p7BC)

I agree - I had a little trouble watching it too.

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. To those here who served - thank you!

Not working tomorrow so four days off -yippee!

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornia at May 26, 2023 01:38 AM (0TAPG)

375 Miklos !
Posted by: JT

Whippersnapper

Posted by: Miklos is out of order here at May 26, 2023 01:38 AM (iAPSy)

376 Christians are never afraid. This is something many people do not understand.
Posted by: Miklos at May 26, 2023 01:31 AM (iAPSy)

Of what should we be afraid? He wins, in the end, and He takes us with him.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 26, 2023 01:39 AM (LOVUx)

377 Nice safe place like Midsomer, England.

Posted by: goatweed at May 26, 2023 01:44 AM (0Q/6W)

378
The weather is always a gamble. It's been a cool May, and wet. This Saturday is gonna be cool and wet again. It's likely we'll set a lowest high record for that date. Nowhere near minimum low ranges, which extends down in the mid 40s always the way to early June.

Just about the wrap up all the planting we'd planned, and just in time for another cold, wet snap. Could use a nice shower, by we may get another 2".

All in all, thanks to that cool trend, I don't think I gained that much with the early planting.

The weather is always a gamble. Surprises every year, one way or the other.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 01:45 AM (Mzdiz)

379 Miklos good for you on that (:-) Cause heck we only get the one life to live . So as I have always said LIVE it to the fullest. Enjoying everything you can. LIVE LOVE AND LAUGH is the best medicine.

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 01:45 AM (wLnjR)

380 Mohs skin cancer procedure.

It happens, when you prefer to spend your life in the Sun.
Posted by: Miklos,

Blame it on your Celtic genes. I have a two plus inch scar on the side of my face. I was more concerned about having to shave that part of my beard. Haven't had a clean shaven face since my daughter was 3. She's the mother of my 4 grandchildren now

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 01:47 AM (qkR67)

381 More Kennedy Cuban Missile "crisis" b.s. The Soviets were never going to strike the U.S. over that jackass Castro, nor was there some big debate on a Soviet boomer to act without permission.

JFK needed every ounce of cover-up he could sneeze from the media to hide how badly the government screwed up placing our missiles in Turkey and Italy first.

Posted by: JP at May 26, 2023 01:59 AM (tF/Gf)

382 379 Miklos good for you on that (:-) Cause heck we only get the one life to live . So as I have always said LIVE it to the fullest. Enjoying everything you can. LIVE LOVE AND LAUGH is the best medicine.

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You'll be hearing from out lawyers.

Posted by: Hallmark Cards at May 26, 2023 01:59 AM (s12c9)

383 *squeeze - screw spell check

Posted by: JP at May 26, 2023 02:00 AM (tF/Gf)

384 Hellooo anyone there...

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 02:02 AM (wLnjR)

385 Nobody here but …

Posted by: Us Chickens at May 26, 2023 02:05 AM (jonTH)

386 Lol... @ Hallmark cards ...Ok and how much $$$$ u willing to give me for dat cause I ain't cheap baabyyy. (;-)))

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 02:06 AM (wLnjR)

387 Nobody here but …
Posted by: Us Chickens

* moozys down to the coop to see how the hell my chickens got internet access *

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 02:08 AM (qkR67)

388 You'll be hearing from out lawyers.
Posted by: Hallmark

I have a Hall. Mark it

Ok maybe Foyer

See You in Court

Posted by: Miklos after First Day of Real Estate Agent School at May 26, 2023 02:09 AM (iAPSy)

389 And what are you chickens doing for fun tonight? Me I'm drinking e drucking my way through the night.

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 02:10 AM (wLnjR)

390 197 From The Halls of Montezuma Revenge To The Shores El Segundo.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 25, 2023 10:02 PM (fY84s)

Interesting reference to me anyway. It just so happens that I lived in El Segundo (aka Mayberry by the Sea) for 30+ years. Are you familiar with the village, Dr? You might well be referencing another nickname: Smell Segundo…. The odors from the nearby Hyperion plant…
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 25, 2023 11:13 PM (xT8gx)

I work in El Segundo....

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornia at May 26, 2023 02:13 AM (0TAPG)

391 And what are you chickens doing for fun tonight?

Either laying eggs or thinking about it . I don't get my 10 to 12 eggs a day I start discussing chicken soup recipes with them

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 02:17 AM (qkR67)

392 180 Doesn't wash; I'm planning to vote for DeathSantis, and I don't even have a garage.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 25, 2023 11:03 PM (m9hmt)

Can we call home and ask your wife?
Posted by: Charlie Daniels at May 25, 2023 11:06 PM (Angsy)

I knew I'd better think of something pretty quick......

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornia at May 26, 2023 02:17 AM (0TAPG)

393 Blame it on your Celtic genes.

I come from a fambly of orphans and adoptees.

Best I know +/- 50 Magyar ( a very mixed group already) +/- McCulloch and the rest a nice mix of Scots-Irish, English, French Huguenots, Iroquois, and African. AKA Lumbee.

Posted by: Miklos who only knows what he was told at May 26, 2023 02:17 AM (iAPSy)

394 Miklos did you catch my comment about my e-mail and off-line chatting ?

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 02:18 AM (wLnjR)

395 Either laying eggs or thinking about it . I don't get my 10 to 12 eggs a day I start discussing chicken soup recipes with them
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly

FIVE MINUTE CHICKEN MANAGER

Posted by: Miklos who haz books from the 80s at May 26, 2023 02:19 AM (iAPSy)

396 232 I'll need one on my face and chest I'm pretty sure. But only after I turn 65.
Posted by: Charlie Daniels

A fiddle and some Jack Daniels, you'll be FINE
Posted by: Experienced Miklos at May 25, 2023 11:24 PM (iAPSy)

Good whiskey never lets you lose your place....

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornia at May 26, 2023 02:20 AM (0TAPG)

397 I work in El Segundo....
Posted by: Anonymous Rogue

I know a bigger Big Dummy from El Segundo

Posted by: Fred G. Sanford at May 26, 2023 02:21 AM (iAPSy)

398 Sock monkey I wish I could raise chickens here .Sadly can't do it , there are to many 4 legged varmints around and just to much wilderness here to close to the House.

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 02:25 AM (wLnjR)

399 did you catch my comment about my e-mail and off-line chatting ?
Posted by: Supernatural gal

chk emls

Posted by: Naturally suspicious J6 Miklos at May 26, 2023 02:25 AM (iAPSy)

400 Yeah, long flight and into Coos Bay, unless you're flying private. But do hit me up if you decide to go. I know some locals and can likely assist with very reasonable (maybe free) accommodations.
Posted by: scampydog



Will do!

My next golf trip is still on the East Coast. I'm looking at either Hilton Head or the Smokey Mtns. So, one of the Carolinas. I can drive to either.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 26, 2023 02:29 AM (D8mow)

401 I've lived in the UAE for 8 years. It's got all the conveniences, yes, but summers are EXTREMELY hot and VERY humid along the coast. Before aircon, locals built their summer homes along the Rub al Khali (the Empty Quarter), the world's largest expanse of sand dunes - hotter but less humid - the infamous "dry heat."

I'm retiring to the Philippines. Not nearly as hot but still pretty warm and never very cold. Tolerable if you're not working in the sun. You do want aircon in your bedrooms for sleeping though - electricity prices equal California!

Go to the Visayas, the middle islands, or Palawan. Avoid Luzon on the north or Mindanano in the south.

Friendly people if you show respect, English widely spoken (an official language), very low cost of living, hard to NOT be close to a coast and a beach. They generally like and respect Americans and dislike Chinese.

The women are cute, warm, and loving. Everybody smiles a lot.

Posted by: Whitehall at May 26, 2023 02:30 AM (+WiIG)

402 My nephew's 3rd grade "history" book, in TX no less, is more than half devoted to Eleanor Roosevelt.

It makes no mention of any Republican at all. As if none ever existed.

Posted by: Arradin at May 26, 2023 02:31 AM (5kvQv)

403
Fred Sanford had a many an El Segundo wisecrack -- Youtube will have a bunch of the clips.

Ripple came from the fine vineyards of El Segundo. The Big Dummy put on some cologne for a hot date, and Fred wanted to know what that smell was. Dummy said it was called "Days in Paris". Fred said it smelled more like nights in El Segundo.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 02:35 AM (Mzdiz)

404 Sock monkey I wish I could raise chickens here .Sadly can't do it , there are to many 4 legged varmints around and just to much wilderness here to close to the House.
Posted by: Supernatural gal

My chickens don't free range . Coyotes, Bobcats, Cougars and about 5 miles up the hill as the crow flys, we have a wolf pack. Unestablished according to the state. Got a new puppy in February. She's Pyranees/Anatolian and already over 50 lbs

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 02:36 AM (qkR67)

405 Miklos got ur email will see you a reply shortly.

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 02:38 AM (wLnjR)

406 403
Fred Sanford had a many an El Segundo wisecrack -- Youtube will have a bunch of the clips.

Ripple came from the fine vineyards of El Segundo. The Big Dummy put on some cologne for a hot date, and Fred wanted to know what that smell was. Dummy said it was called "Days in Paris". Fred said it smelled more like nights in El Segundo.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 02:35 AM (Mzdiz)

We do get the occasional foul wind from the Chevron plant but otherwise not a bad place. Awful commute to OC however but I won't be doing it much longer.

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornia at May 26, 2023 02:39 AM (0TAPG)

407 Good night everyone...

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornia at May 26, 2023 02:40 AM (0TAPG)

408 Ripple came from the fine vineyards of El Segundo. The Big Dummy put on some cologne for a hot date, and Fred wanted to know what that smell was. Dummy said it was called "Days in Paris". Fred said it smelled more like nights in El Segundo.
Posted by: publius

If I visit again, some ChamPipple

Posted by: Miklos, noting that Fred's best buddy was Grady at May 26, 2023 02:40 AM (iAPSy)

409 >> but otherwise not a bad place.

Back in the '70s as a kid, I watched Sanford & Son first run. I got the impression that El Segundo was some awful, smelly, terrible place. Sort of like the Conestee area of Greenville, SC (sewage plant there, it stunk like a mo-fo).

But's it apparently isn't. The name "El Segundo" just has a comedic ring to it in that vein, I think.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 02:45 AM (Mzdiz)

410 I'm retiring to the Philippines
Friendly people if you show respect, English widely spoken (an official language), very low cost of living, hard to NOT be close to a coast and a beach. They generally like and respect Americans and dislike Chinese.

The women are cute, warm, and loving. Everybody smiles a lot.

Posted by: Whitehall

Should have met Tim Randall, AKA Baron Bonk


Posted by: Miklos, also friend of Sir Peter Graham-Moon at May 26, 2023 02:46 AM (iAPSy)

411
Grady and later, Bubba. The Grady I know got some cracks about that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 02:46 AM (Mzdiz)

412 re: ship of Theseus

Damn, WD- that is a deep cut.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 26, 2023 02:46 AM (/xaUq)

413 But's it apparently isn't. The name "El Segundo" just has a comedic ring to it in that vein, I think.
Posted by: publius, Rascally

Quick and don't cheat

What was Fred Sanford's favorite song, and who sang it?

Posted by: Miklos, you have 60 seconds at May 26, 2023 02:48 AM (iAPSy)

414 And what are you chickens doing for fun tonight?

Hanging out by the pool …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk_GTqY0vQE

Posted by: Us Chickens at May 26, 2023 02:50 AM (jonTH)

415 >> What was Fred Sanford's favorite song, and who sang it?

Couldn't name it, but I remember it. Was the singer Lena Horne?

That came to memory, no cheating.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 02:52 AM (Mzdiz)

416 https://tinyurl.com/4k75dpb3

Note the show of the ring toward the end, Fred did more, because Fred loved Lizbeth

Posted by: Miklos, now Darleen wants me to come home at May 26, 2023 02:54 AM (iAPSy)

417
Hanging out by the pool …

Obviously city chickens

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Hillbilly at May 26, 2023 02:54 AM (qkR67)

418
Now, I'm cheating and looking it up. Can't confirm for certain, but saw come clips when Lena Horne was on the show. Fred tricked her to come see "little Lamont".

Little Lamont, Big Dummy, was so shocked to see her show up, that he went into his own "Big One" act. "Oh, Mom! I'm coming to see you. It's my first one, and it's a big one!"

I'm laughing my ass off.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 02:56 AM (Mzdiz)

419 Another Fred G. Sanford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEPQKIi4hGM

Posted by: Miklos, who oddly remembers at May 26, 2023 02:56 AM (iAPSy)

420 I am alone here at my place with plenty of land but nobody here that is willing to help me set it up for raising chickens unfortunately. And without help I'm afraid that they would make short work of them.

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 02:58 AM (wLnjR)

421
"Yo little boy's coming to join you. With a moustache!"

I'd forgotten all about Lamont's own Big One moment.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 03:00 AM (Mzdiz)

422 Miklos email sent to you...

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 03:00 AM (wLnjR)

423 Also

FUN FACT

I actually saw and heard the Ink Spots live and in Person.

They were somewhat older than Kollidge aged Miklos, but it happened, because I was young, but not entirely stupid, and had a car.

Posted by: Miklos, the neglected fifth Mills Brother at May 26, 2023 03:01 AM (iAPSy)

424 Hanging out by the pool …

Obviously city chickens
Posted by: Sock Monkey

Granny, we got folks to feed.

They say the birds are by the cement pond.

Posted by: Jed Bodine Miklos at May 26, 2023 03:03 AM (iAPSy)

425 Thanks for the writeups of some great people in our history, WeirdDave!

Posted by: m at May 26, 2023 03:08 AM (aWeTk)

426
Episode of the Beverly Hillbillies on some damned channel this evening, which I got to watching. I think it was MeTV, although it could've been another one.

Anyway, Granny somehow gets in with a bunch of beatniks at some coffee shop hangout. Don't know how, just turned it. She was incensed at all them young 'uns laying about. Told 'em they needed to be doin' chores and stuff.

What's a chore, they asked. Granny said something about diggin' 'taters. What's that? She showed them how to dig taters. They thought it was some dance, and they put on music and all of them started diggin' 'taters with Granny.

That was entertainment. From back when America was America.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 03:11 AM (Mzdiz)

427
A memory of Lena Horne:

https://youtu.be/7yn-U0hyeYY

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 26, 2023 03:13 AM (lCaJd)

428 That was entertainment. From back when America was America.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley

FUN FACT

I have actually dug taters

Child labor, but we had food

I preferred tater digging and tobacco leaf pulling and riding on the sleds to Official School.

Posted by: Mikos, of the Ancestral Dirt Farming Miklosians at May 26, 2023 03:17 AM (iAPSy)

429 Morning to all the early am folken! I'm up long before the alarm, partly thanks to the big black Stirling kitten, partly just (as my ex-MiL used to say) that's the way it goes, moving West.

'Tis Friday before a three-day weekend. Work today may not be too bad. I'll leave a bit early and hit Whole Foods to look for an item Miss L. has a coupon for (a brand of New Zealand honey, if it matters). The place where she gets the coupons insists that there are multiple locations to find this mythical product. So far no luck.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 26, 2023 03:18 AM (omVj0)

430 Meow!

(Says 'hi' to Stirling the big black kitten)

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 26, 2023 03:20 AM (2graF)

431 "If you spoke the language,
You could move to a foreign land --
But people talk to you in English here
And you still don't understand . . ."
(-- The Amazing Rhythm Aces, "Get Right Tonight," ca. 1980)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 26, 2023 03:24 AM (omVj0)

432 Miklos did you get my email that I sent you? Just checking to see if you got it.

Posted by: Supernatural gal in LaLouisiana just having La fun(; mtcmtmail= at May 26, 2023 03:25 AM (wLnjR)

433 Wolfus-

Is left over Red Beans and Rice OK for cats?

I know dogs don't get chocolate or shellfish.

So no crawfish for Miss Dixie.

Posted by: Mikos, who wants W. Aurelius' bosses' job at May 26, 2023 03:25 AM (iAPSy)

434 Meow!

(Says 'hi' to Stirling the big black kitten)
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 26, 2023


***
Stirling is very sociable. He used to be more confident, but ever since the rat-a-tat of fireworks last New Year's Eve, he's been kind of shy with strangers, and when the workmen came over to solve my water leak problem he vanished under the bed. Dagny the little girl seems to be pretty fearless. Linda would pop her into her carrier to keep her from dashing out the door (and getting knocked up).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 26, 2023 03:26 AM (omVj0)

435 Is left over Red Beans and Rice OK for cats?

I know dogs don't get chocolate or shellfish.

So no crawfish for Miss Dixie.

Posted by: Mikos, who wants W. Aurelius' bosses' job at May 26, 2023


***
I doubt RB & R would either appeal to cats, or be good for them. They're obligate carnivores, not omnivores like dogs or people.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 26, 2023 03:28 AM (omVj0)

436
Cats don't dig carbs. They'll eat 'em some time, but they prefer the meat and fat. Speaking of that, Miley and my two little "kittens" which are grown now, a little over 2 years old, have become quite the hunter-killers.

Day before yesterday late afternoon, Miley's stomach got to bothering her. She konked out on the bed. I need to run to Lowe's for some various and sundry shit. The cats were in in-and-out mode, and I had the windows open and screen door on the back sliding door open. I got afraid one of them would try to scratch at the screen. So, I left the screen door to the breezeway open, where they could get in the cat door. Big mistake...

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 03:29 AM (Mzdiz)

437 I doubt RB & R would either appeal to cats, or be good for them. They're obligate carnivores, not omnivores like dogs or people.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Thanks.

I'm a Leo, what would I know about cats.

Posted by: Mikos, unwilling Confederate of Dunces at May 26, 2023 03:31 AM (iAPSy)

438
Anyway, when I got back home, I went in outside. Both cats were inside. They were in full alert predator mode. Oh, shit, have they drug a field mouse in, or a chipmunk?

No, they had drug, through the cat door, a live adolescent *rabbit*. It wasn't full grown, but it wasn't a baby either.

It was mortally wounded, and I got it out. They were pissed at me for ruining their fun.

So, never, ever again, I'm gonna leave them with full access to the house without supervision. I couldn't believe it. A damned nearly grown rabbit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 03:31 AM (Mzdiz)

439 Miklos, my boss is teaching a class in Germany right now; that's why he's gone until July. He kind of leaves the running of the office to yours truly and my co-workers. We try not to bother him with petty stuff. He's on the phone of computer or Zoom most of the day, so even though his office adjoins mine I don't see him too much.

His latest concern is that we are using too many single-use water bottles, and he wants me to have a water cooler installed. I've got to call the local company and find out some prices, but I don't expect the cost to be too bad.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 26, 2023 03:32 AM (omVj0)

440
One of the little predators, Purry Mason, just jumped up in my lap here.

They are lean, mean, killing machines, now. Well, Purry is lean. Della, his sister, ain't so lean anymore.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 03:34 AM (Mzdiz)

441 Big mistake...
Posted by: publius, Rascally

And I found......


A HOOK

Posted by: Publosian campfire stories by Miklos at May 26, 2023 03:35 AM (iAPSy)

442 Neighbor took down his US flag and flew a Polish flag for a month after the Steal.

Posted by: DaveA at May 26, 2023 03:35 AM (FhXTo)

443
Neighbor took down his US flag and flew a Polish flag for a month after the Steal.
Posted by: DaveA

========

Wow. I had the Gadsden flag flying after Obama got elected. Don't know what I'll do after Steal II.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 26, 2023 03:39 AM (lCaJd)

444 So, never, ever again, I'm gonna leave them with full access to the house without supervision. I couldn't believe it. A damned nearly grown rabbit.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023


***
I believe it was George Carlin who said, "Cats. They're even cute when they kill."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 26, 2023 03:41 AM (omVj0)

445 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius,

Simple Solution

1-Fire everyone, or get them fired

2-Solve All Problems, so that Boss doesn't have to give up the paid "teaching" vacation in Jolly old Europe

3-Hire me, we solve all problems, meet all KPIs, Boss gets six more months in Europe.

4-Shout at each other from boat to shore-"Looking good, Aurelius!"

"Feeling good, Miklos!"

Posted by: Miklos the NOLA academic solveur des Problemes at May 26, 2023 03:42 AM (iAPSy)

446 I believe it was George Carlin who said, "Cats. They're even cute when they kill."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Especially when they kill a Jumbo Shrimp behind the Hot Water Heater.

Posted by: Miklos still recalls at May 26, 2023 03:44 AM (iAPSy)

447 >> Cats. They're even cute when they kill."

Yes, indeed. I've seen that firsthand. My most favored cat, who lived to be 21 years old, "Boo-Boo" (It's silly and stupid, I know, but that was her name. When she was a kitten, playing with her, I said "boo-boo-boo-boop" or some shit like that, and she really responded. She was Boo-Boo, every since.

Anyway, Boo-Boo caught a field rat and drug it up to me one fine afternoon, back when I was in my '20s. She was all cute and purring, blinky-blinky at me. She dropped the thing, and rubbed up against me and all that cute cat shit.

The vole darted away. Like lightning, she pounced away and caught it. She figured enough of that shit, and delivered the killing neck bite right then. Purring, blinking, and rubbing against me, she eviscerated and consumed that rodent.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 03:45 AM (Mzdiz)

448
Boo-Boo was indeed my most favored cat. High in my councils, I held her. I've got a feeling that when I depart this mortal coil, Boo-Boo will be rubbing up against me again, and she'll lead me to where I need to go.

My father was never much of a cat person, but he got worn down (my mother instrumental in that). Boo-Boo impressed him. One night, she got looked up in our shop. Daddy went out the next morning and opened it up. He found her inside. She had a pile of mice killed in the floor.

That impressed him. The cat that finally one him over completely was Porchy. Porchy didn't care about Daddy's gruff demeanor to cats. He just made Daddy a cat lover.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 03:48 AM (Mzdiz)

449 The vole darted away. Like lightning, she pounced away and caught it. She figured enough of that shit, and delivered the killing neck bite right then. Purring, blinking, and rubbing against me, she eviscerated and consumed that rodent.
Posted by: publius,

Thanks, but not airworthy
\If the cats flew maybe

Posted by: Art Bell/ post-producer at May 26, 2023 03:49 AM (iAPSy)

450 Also, keto sux

But NO GRITS and there are Uncrossable Lines.

Simply taking out added sugar has helped in unexpected ways.

So

Posted by: Moderately Healthy Miklosian Lifestyle at May 26, 2023 03:55 AM (iAPSy)

451 Boo-Boo was indeed my most favored cat. High in my councils, I held her. I've got a feeling that when I depart this mortal coil, Boo-Boo will be rubbing up against me again, and she'll lead me to where I need to go. . . .

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023


***
When I get to the Rainbow Bridge, I suspect there will be multiple cats waiting, and there will be discussions. "Hey, he's *my* human! Back off, black cat!" "Stick a fish in it, Fat Boy, he's mine!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 26, 2023 03:56 AM (omVj0)

452 Up and at em

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2023 03:58 AM (xhxe8)

453 Redneck Keto

This could work

Posted by: Miklos gonna be RICH at May 26, 2023 03:58 AM (iAPSy)

454
Redneck Keto includes grits, in moderation.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 03:59 AM (Mzdiz)

455 Up and at em
Posted by: Skip

*only moderate glare*

There are fresh blueberries and raspberries on the table.

Posted by: Kindly and moderately tolerant Auntie Miklos at May 26, 2023 04:00 AM (iAPSy)

456
Another Boo-Boo story. She was a big kitten stage. I was playing with her, holding up her up and play fighting. I held her front paws while holding her right in front of my face.

I said, "You're despicable!", channeling Daffy Duck or something. She couldn't swat, 'cause I was holding her paws. So she just hauled off and bit my nose.

I think it was the "p-pop" of "despicable" that set her off. I could hold her off, say "You're despicable!" and she'd go for my nose every time. Even in her old age.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 04:02 AM (Mzdiz)

457 TECH THREAD IS A NOOD

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2023 04:02 AM (xhxe8)

458 Redneck Keto includes grits, in moderation.
Posted by: publius

To my knowledge, Red Eye Gravy has 0 net carbs

Posted by: Miklos, as the Old Folks taught the young idjits at May 26, 2023 04:03 AM (iAPSy)

459
Cats are nature's optimized predators. Consider their Big Cat cousins. The "domestic house cat" is just a smaller version. They've learned how to insinuate themselves into human affection. They are damned good at that, being all cute and knowing just how to push our buttons.

They are that, but they are also very efficient killing machines. A wonder to watch in predator mode. Their whole design is all about killing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 04:08 AM (Mzdiz)

460 456
Another Boo-Boo story. She was a big kitten stage. I was playing with her, holding up her up and play fighting. I held her front paws while holding her right in front of my face.

I said, "You're despicable!", channeling Daffy Duck or something. She couldn't swat, 'cause I was holding her paws. So she just hauled off and bit my nose.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2023 04:02 AM (Mzdiz)

; )

Posted by: m at May 26, 2023 04:37 AM (LodBx)

461 Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. To those here who served - thank you!

Not working tomorrow so four days off -yippee!
Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornia at May 26, 2023 01:38 AM (0TAPG)

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who gave all and never returned. As an old veteran, our day is Veterans Day. A solemn and blessed Memorial Day to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and to the families they left behind.

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462
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Posted by: Zara at May 27, 2023 07:58 AM (BrM9u)

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