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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (3/13/24) In-Box Edition

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(Photo H/T AKA Average Guy)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I’ll keep my promise to veto any bill making Wisconsin less safe, less inclusive, and less welcoming for LGBTQ people and kids—including this one. And I’ll be damn proud to do it.” WI Gov. Tony Evers
And if your real daughter sustains injuries from a mentally ill male, tough fucking titties.

Quote II

“By removing me from the court, my share of the decision that would support patents or other areas of intellectual property, trade secrets or copyright or trademarks, whatever comes before us, is eliminated,” The nation’s oldest federal judge, Pauline Newman


Quote III

“My decision comes as other music services, Apple, Amazon, Qobuz, Tidal, all high res, have started serving the same disinformation podcast I had opposed at Spotify. “Because I cannot leave all those services like I did Spotify, because my music would have no streaming outlet to music lovers at all, I have returned.” Neil Young.
Well, I'm happy he is going back to Spotify. Hopefully Nils Lofgren follows Young's lead.

Quote IV

“...like any enterprise, we reserve the right to make decisions about our business partnerships, and after careful consideration, X decided not to enter into a commercial partnership with the show.” Elon Musk
The black hole obtains another black hole.

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Some good news for President Trump.

CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said Wednesday on CNN’s “Newsroom” that Fulton County, GA Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee dismissing multiple charges in former President Donald Trump’s Georgia election racketeering case is “embarrassing” for Fulton County, GA District Attorney Fani Willis and her team.

Honig said, “I don’t think this ruling changes the type of evidence that the DA’s going to be able to introduce, but it does knock out some of the charges and look, it’s embarrassing for prosecutors. It’s a screwup by prosecutors when you bring a charge and then a judge throws it out before it even goes to trial.

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It looks like Jason Beck, Associate Director, Total Force Requirements and Sourcing Policy office of the Secretary of Defense will be a Commandant at a new Stalag camp for Morons.

Clown World Pentagon
James O’Keefe went undercover and spoke with Jason Beck, Associate Director, Total Force Requirements and Sourcing Policy office of the Secretary of Defense. Beck told O’Keefe that the only ones who should have guns are government employees. He wants the Supreme Court packed so they can’t stop legislation he wants to see as a policy maker, such as abolishing the Second Amendment, abolishing the Senate, and instituting universal health care.

He wants to use a politicized judicial system to take all of our freedoms away

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What has Joe Biden MushHead accomplished?


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(H/T Ciampino)


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Bidennomics, how's that working out?

DOLLAR Tree is set to shutter almost 1,000 stores after posting a quarterly loss on Wednesday.

The budget retailer was forced to pay a charge of over $1 billion as a result of the closure plans in the form of a goodwill impairment charge.


Let's Go Brandon!!!

HSHS and Prevea Health, a physician network that offers primary and specialty care, said they’ve begun a thorough and organized process to safely wind down services and shift patient care to other providers.

But Chippewa Falls resident Rick Flynn said he’s concerned that the remaining hospitals in Eau Claire are going to be overwhelmed trying to absorb all of the Chippewa Valley’s emergency services and day-to-day medical needs.


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You can now go to the United States Military Academy West Point and let your freak flag fly.

West Point Changes Mission Statement, Removing Values 'Duty, Honor, Country'

In a move sure to worry many that the venerable two-century-old West Point is going woke, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Steve Gilland announced Monday a change in the institution’s mission statement.

The phrase “duty, honor, country” is out — exchanged for the more amorphous “Army values.”

The United States Military Academy’s previous mission statement was: “To educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.”

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Clutch wanted to know if this was safe for The ONT. Well of course it is. Thanks Clutch.


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Are you purchasing a commercially made smoker? No says tonight's Genius Award Winner.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office said Thatcher Skolout was critically injured in a explosion Monday.

It happened at 5:15 p.m. about three to four miles south of McCook on Highway 83 near a home.

Sheriff Kevin Darling said neighbors in the area reported the explosion, but couldn’t determine the exact source. Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered a propane tank exploded. Skolout was in the process of converting the tank into a smoker. Law enforcement said it appeared he took the precautions to use water inside the tank to displace the vapor but was apparently insufficient to displace all vapors. While attempting to cut the tank with a cutter torch, the vapors were ignited causing the explosion. He was wearing a respirator at the time and had taken other precautions as well.


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Whatever happened to Serve & Protect mottos? Norwalk Connecticut's Police Department has issues.

A POLICE officer has been arrested following a road rage incident where he allegedly tried to run a woman off the road.

David Vetare's arrest marks the third time that a cop from the Norwalk Police Department in Connecticut has been arrested in a month.


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The ONT Musical Interlude & Peanut Gallery Emporium


The following video was submitted to us by Blake, Moron in good standing.........


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Previously RickZ urged me to take a listen to the following. Thank you RickZ.


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Quite the neighbor. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A Small Act Of Kindness Completely Changed The Lives Of A Woman And A Dog
March 13, 2024

Today's good news story comes from Dallas, Texas.

In a tale that exemplifies the profound impact of compassion, the lives of a woman and her furry friend have been forever changed by a simple act of kindness, turning a difficult situation into a journey of love and purpose.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Time Travel Wishes.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire & AceCorp, LLC. The ONT is proudly produced in a non-union shop with the cooperation of the International Brotherhood of Hamsters.

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1 Hola horde!

Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at March 13, 2024 09:59 PM (Z3n5G)

2 Nice photo!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 09:59 PM (hOUT3)

3 Good evening horde. Have a good ONT.

Posted by: TRex at March 13, 2024 10:00 PM (IQ6Gq)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 13, 2024 10:00 PM (T4tVD)

5 Darn it Zeera!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:00 PM (hOUT3)

6 Maybe

Posted by: morigu at March 13, 2024 10:00 PM (u7Nsa)

7 Libs of TikTok
@libsoftiktok
This is Dani Lalonders, a nonbinary game developer. She was hired by @CliffhangerDevs to create a game based on @Marvel's #BlackPanther.
She says she doesn’t hire white people because they’re unsafe and it’s hard to work with them and only hires people of color.

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I'd have never bought a Black Panther game anyway but . . .

Wakanda: fantasy

Haiti: reality

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 13, 2024 10:01 PM (FVME7)

8 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 13, 2024 10:01 PM (WXNFJ)

9 Top 10 baby. Hello Horde. Love you all. You entertain me

Posted by: Admiral spinebender at March 13, 2024 10:01 PM (duT0u)

10 Shorter Neil Young: I have no principles!

Posted by: Cinnamon Churl at March 13, 2024 10:03 PM (I2LGJ)

11 I was briefly transported to the Saturday ONT, and then it was taken away from me.

What can't Daylight Savings Time do?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 13, 2024 10:03 PM (YAtuc)

12 No going back in time to prevent Joe Biden! That kind of thing always makes the future worse.

Posted by: Alternate-timeline President Kamala Harris at March 13, 2024 10:03 PM (DgGvY)

13 Love the photo up top

Looks like PCB

Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at March 13, 2024 10:04 PM (Z3n5G)

14 7 Libs of TikTok
@libsoftiktok
This is Dani Lalonders, a nonbinary game developer. She was hired by @CliffhangerDevs to create a game based on @Marvel's #BlackPanther.
She says she doesn’t hire white people because they’re unsafe and it’s hard to work with them and only hires people of color.

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I'd have never bought a Black Panther game anyway but . . .

Wakanda: fantasy

Haiti: reality
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 13, 2024 10:01 PM (FVME7

But I have to hire coloreds? And until The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) changes their name I'm not retracting a damn word.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at March 13, 2024 10:04 PM (QXQ4l)

15 But Chippewa Falls resident Rick Flynn said he’s concerned that the remaining hospitals in Eau Claire are going to be overwhelmed trying to absorb all of the Chippewa Valley’s emergency services and day-to-day medical needs.

Don't worry, the hospitals in Eau Claire are going to be overwhelmed by all the "migrants" anyway, so you're not going to get ER services in any case.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 13, 2024 10:04 PM (YAtuc)

16 10 Shorter Neil Young: I have no principles!
Posted by: Cinnamon Churl at March 13, 2024 10:03 PM (I2LGJ)


Daryl Hannah is an expensive side piece.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at March 13, 2024 10:06 PM (QXQ4l)

17 Thanks for the dandy ONT, Mis Hum!

Love the surfing photo up top. Reminds me of many hours watching the neighbor boys as they waited...and waited...to catch that next wave.

Our governor may not be the best, but at least he is not Tony Evers.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 13, 2024 10:08 PM (U3L4U)

18 Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays
If you think TikTok should be allowed in the US because of "free speech," you are engaged in what I call "word-thinking" instead of the real kind of thinking.

Word-thinking is when you try to snap-to-grid to an existing definition (such as "free speech") instead of thinking about a question more usefully.

A more useful way to think about TikTok is to realize it is about free speech, yes, but it is also a weapon. If your analysis ends at saying TikTok is only one or the other -- free speech or a weapon -- you have not considered the whole.

If you see TikTok as both a free speech issue and also a tool China can (and probably does) use to decay the fabric of American society, the decision on how to act becomes trivially easy.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 13, 2024 10:08 PM (2yu8s)

19 Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays [cont.]
Word-thinking: Keep TikTok because it is "free speech"

Useful thinking: Ban TikTok because it is a dangerous brainwashing tool and an existential threat to America that also has a free speech element.

We don't tolerate Nazi protests and speech in America because of free speech. That's just the fairy tale we tell ourselves to feel good. We allow it because it is too small to be a threat.

TikTok is NOT too small to be a threat. It is becoming the operating system of young people's brains. And China controls the user interface.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 13, 2024 10:08 PM (2yu8s)

20 DOLLAR Tree is set to shutter almost 1,000 stores after posting a quarterly loss on Wednesday.

I heard they were replacing the signs on the stores with the kind that gas stations use.

$[1.00] Tree
$[1.14] Tree
$[1.31] Tree

Posted by: mikeski at March 13, 2024 10:08 PM (DgGvY)

21 Good evening morons with gratitude mh

Wait, let me call a waaaaaaahmbulance for Neil Young.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:10 PM (RIvkX)

22 Got a surgical date today, April 5th, if I pass the next required chest x ray, etc. But red tape puts that in May! More phone calls tomorrow.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at March 13, 2024 10:11 PM (JsPHv)

23 I nooded, as traditional first-est behavior

Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at March 13, 2024 10:11 PM (Z3n5G)

24 I'd give that panhandler some dough for the laugh if I ran across him.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 13, 2024 10:12 PM (wTs+0)

25 20 DOLLAR Tree is set to shutter almost 1,000 stores
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Dollar General is putting them out of business.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 13, 2024 10:12 PM (PRpm0)

26 I heard(from a friend) there's $20 trees in town.

Posted by: Treebeard at March 13, 2024 10:12 PM (SYTee)

27 23 I nooded, as traditional first-est behavior
Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at March 13, 2024 10:11 PM (Z3n5G)


A very gracious act!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:12 PM (hOUT3)

28 Tony Evers looks like a Chester child molestor.

Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:13 PM (MNhXM)

29 International BMW Riders Association?

So very ghey.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:14 PM (RIvkX)

30 >>>> TikTok is NOT too small to be a threat. It is becoming the operating system of young people's brains. And China controls the user interface.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s)
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Problem is our congress and president have a brain virus. They will take this law this precedent and shut down X or anything else that gets in its way.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 13, 2024 10:14 PM (PRpm0)

31 28 Tony Evers looks like a Chester child molestor.
Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:13 PM (MNhXM)

Before he became our beloved Gov. He was the Dept. of Public Instruction Superintendent. He's a fucking cocksucker I detest that POS.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at March 13, 2024 10:15 PM (QXQ4l)

32 Ok, the bike thing got me. You win.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 13, 2024 10:15 PM (IG4Id)

33 But Chippewa Falls resident Rick Flynn said he’s concerned that the remaining hospitals in Eau Claire are going to be overwhelmed trying to absorb all of the Chippewa Valley’s emergency services and day-to-day medical needs.
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And this is how we become Venezuela.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:16 PM (RIvkX)

34 Problem is our congress and president have a brain virus. They will take this law this precedent and shut down X or anything else that gets in its way.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 13, 2024 10:14 PM (PRpm0)


And it has been that way for decades now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:16 PM (hOUT3)

35 The Long Gray Line is diminished.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 13, 2024 10:16 PM (4I/2K)

36 I thought it was going to be some kind of auto-track thing that you park the bike in, and it rolls it into a garage.

But, no.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 13, 2024 10:16 PM (IG4Id)

37 And this is how we become Venezuela.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


Slowly, then all at once!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:17 PM (hOUT3)

38 Evenin’, All.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:17 PM (9yWhg)

39 Ok, the bike thing got me. You win.
Posted by: weft cut-loop


Wait! Wait! Did I hear the rider refer to a 'hooter switch'?

And then out she came!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 13, 2024 10:19 PM (WXNFJ)

40 Meanwhile, in Ukraine:
1. After yesterday's cross-border raids, which resulted in having the troops and machinery involved wiped out, the Ukrainians decided to double down with some long range drone strikes into Russia. Most of the drones were shot down, the ones that got through did a limited amount of damage, and I'm sure the Russians weren't annoyed at all by these strikes on the sacred soil of the holy motherland.
2. One of the drone strikes was aimed towards a nuclear power plant. Uncool, man. Uncool.
3. Otherwise, the Ukrainians seem to have stabilized the front lines for the time being, by shoving men and equipment, that they can't afford to lose, into the grinder.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 13, 2024 10:20 PM (oW/Lc)

41 Libs of TikTok
@libsoftiktok
This is Dani Lalonders, a nonbinary game developer. She was hired by @CliffhangerDevs to create a game based on @Marvel's #BlackPanther.
She says she doesn’t hire white people because they’re unsafe and it’s hard to work with them and only hires people of color.
====

Prima facie violations of Civil Rights Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:21 PM (RIvkX)

42 Love the AOC meme.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:21 PM (9yWhg)

43 Prima facie violations of Civil Rights Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:21 PM (RIvkX)


Apparently not.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 10:22 PM (D7oie)

44 "I'll stand on principle until it costs me."

-- Neil Young, aka "Mr. Integrity"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 13, 2024 10:24 PM (Dxsd/)

45 43 Prima facie violations of Civil Rights Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:21 PM (RIvkX)

Apparently not.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 10:22 PM (D7oie)[i/]

These things only work the way that benefits our de facto rulers!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:25 PM (hOUT3)

46 lurn to kode they tole me!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:25 PM (hOUT3)

47 Prima facie violations of Civil Rights Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Apparently not.
Posted by: Kindltot


Allowable under section 17, subsection b(iii), a.k.a. the "F--k Whitey Clause."

Posted by: mikeski at March 13, 2024 10:26 PM (DgGvY)

48 46 lurn to kode they tole me!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:25 PM (hOUT3)


***SNORT*** Learn to turn on spell check LOL

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at March 13, 2024 10:27 PM (QXQ4l)

49 Evening.

How is everyone tonight?

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 10:27 PM (OpyWL)

50 OK, last picture gave me a much needed belly laugh.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 13, 2024 10:29 PM (xaFKb)

51 “Because I cannot leave all those services like I did Spotify, because my music would have no streaming outlet to music lovers at all, I have returned.”

Virtue signaling is great. Unless it costs me money

Posted by: Neil Young at March 13, 2024 10:29 PM (ibTVg)

52 Eau Claire, little town where my mother was born. Great Grandma had an old farmhouse from the 1880's 10 miles outside of town. I got to stay in it a weekend when I was 8; I treasure that because it was a house with no electricity, no running water, but it wasn't that big a deal and was still a very comfortable place to stay.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2024 10:29 PM (S6gqv)

53 From earlier: I'm so old I can remember the last time the Clinton family was screwing around in a foreign country and some Marines--I think it was Marines, anyway--got dead trying to defend an embassy in the ensuing shithole. Have we determined which random Youtube video will get blamed this time around?

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 10:30 PM (PZvjL)

54 41 Libs of TikTok
@libsoftiktok
This is Dani Lalonders, a nonbinary game developer. She was hired by @CliffhangerDevs to create a game based on @Marvel's #BlackPanther.
She says she doesn’t hire white people because they’re unsafe and it’s hard to work with them and only hires people of color.
====

Prima facie violations of Civil Rights Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:21 PM (RIvkX)

White peoples don't count. Black Panther Moose out front should have told ya.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 10:30 PM (OpyWL)

55 In need of more information on this Captain Barbeque dude in Haiti before giving my support.
Is he Texas, South Carolina or Memphis style?

Posted by: Cicero KABOOM! KID at March 13, 2024 10:30 PM (hirWM)

56 Beck told O’Keefe that the only ones who should have guns are government employees. He wants the Supreme Court packed so they can’t stop legislation he wants to see as a policy maker, such as abolishing the Second Amendment, abolishing the Senate, and instituting universal health care.
He wants to use a politicized judicial system to take all of our freedoms away


He simply said out loud what other liberals are thinking. Not surprised.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 13, 2024 10:30 PM (0Htd1)

57 “Because I cannot leave all those services like I did Spotify, because my music would have no streaming outlet to music lovers at all, I have returned.”
- Neil Young.

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Aww, look at the O-Hi-O guy not have any convictions or morals after all.

He's just looking out for the "music lovers"

How nice.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's luxuriously hairy nipples - Alex Jones Was Right at March 13, 2024 10:31 PM (Wg1x4)

58 49 How is everyone tonight?

Inebriated.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:32 PM (9yWhg)

59 And then out she came!
Posted by: Tonypete at March 13, 2024 10:19 PM (WXNFJ)

The "she" in this case was his kid.

Posted by: GWB at March 13, 2024 10:32 PM (69JzL)

60 In need of more information on this Captain Barbeque dude in Haiti before giving my support.
Is he Texas, South Carolina or Memphis style?
Posted by: Cicero KABOOM! KID at March 13, 2024 10:30 PM (hirWM)

Well he ate that dude's leg without sauce so we can definitely rule out South Carolina, Memphis and Kansas City.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 10:33 PM (OpyWL)

61 She says she doesn’t hire white people because they’re unsafe and it’s hard to work with them and only hires people of color.

-

o_O

(looks at data, looks at quote, looks at data again, looks at everyones experiences everywhere, looks at data again)

Posted by: Nikki Haley's luxuriously hairy nipples - Alex Jones Was Right at March 13, 2024 10:33 PM (Wg1x4)

62 “Because I cannot leave all those services like I did Spotify, because my music would have no streaming outlet to music lovers at all, I have returned.”

Virtue signaling is great. Unless it costs me money
Posted by: Neil Young


Neil Young: What kind of man do you think I am?

Spotify, et al.: We’ve already established that. Now we’re just haggling over the price.

Posted by: mikeski at March 13, 2024 10:33 PM (DgGvY)

63 Inebriated.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:32 PM (9yWhg)

I'm hauling Don Julio tequila. Want a bottle? I think I can get you one.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 10:33 PM (OpyWL)

64 "The phrase “duty, honor, country” is out — exchanged for the more amorphous “Army values.”"

Which are.......?

Posted by: javeems at March 13, 2024 10:33 PM (8I4hW)

65 The "she" in this case was his kid.
Posted by: GWB

That makes it even worse!!!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 13, 2024 10:34 PM (WXNFJ)

66 How is everyone tonight?

Inebriated.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

I'll drink to that!

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 13, 2024 10:34 PM (oW/Lc)

67 63 No thanks. Can’t stand tequila.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:35 PM (9yWhg)

68 Ugh. I suppose spotify will figure it is good business to take Neil Young back. I'd love to have them tell him "sorry we don't care to do business with someone who tries to suppress other voices."

Posted by: PaleRider at March 13, 2024 10:35 PM (wTs+0)

69 The slippery slope is what concerns me about banning TikTok. This seems like one of those things like DHS/Patriot Act where we'll tell ourselves it's great and patriotic today, followed ten years later by endless lamentation that the TikTok Act gets flagrantly abused by government insiders all day every day to squash things it doesn't like.

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (PZvjL)

70 " Beck also discusses his “bottom surgery’ being painful and the changes to his plumbing."

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This is odd. He's a gay guy that cut off his junk to make both holes colon holes for his friends who exclusively enjoy colon stuff but can also be convinced to get it hard and get to thrusting when encountering a smelly wound connected to a colon?

Posted by: Nikki Haley's luxuriously hairy nipples - Alex Jones Was Right at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (Wg1x4)

71 Love the photo up top

Looks like PCB
Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at March 13, 2024 10:04 PM (Z3n5G)

Maverick's, Half Moon Bay, CA. Picture taken on Dec. 30. This guy just paddled in, exhausted. He didn't get a jet ski tow like the other two or three dudes surfing that day. There were tons of people on the beach to view the massive surf... I was lucky to get this shot with no one else in the frame.

Posted by: Average Guy at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (lPHZZ)

72 Evening Horde, thx Mis Hum, Zappa month came early?.
Turns out the "trans kid" who got in the fight in school didn't die from the fight but committed suicide. Tragedy, but not unexpected. At Twitchy there are people saying it's still murder or the state is lying. Mass delusions are hard to beat

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (CAwN0)

73 Willowed (I was having dinner)
You can overdose on Benadryl?
Posted by: steevy at March 13, 2024 09:52 PM (FQmDC)

20-30 mg/kilo the webmd says. For a 200 lb individual that is about 3lbs.
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200lbs = about 90Kg
@30mg/Kg = 2.7g (grams).

Posted by: Ciampino - It's the way it is. at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (qfLjt)

74 I like tequila! But even a few sips of it give my wife a blinding headache, so she won't touch it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (S6gqv)

75 David Vetare's arrest marks the third time that a cop from the Norwalk Police Department in Connecticut has been arrested in a month.

Look at the top leadership. When the rank and file employees are behaving poorly, it may be because they know they can get away with it. Not unlike children.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (0Htd1)

76 He's oppressing me! Come see the oppression inherent in the system!

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 13, 2024 10:37 PM (oW/Lc)

77 And under the heading of who woulda ever thunk it?

California Emergency Rooms are swamped past capacity... after Governor makes Health care free for Illegals.

/facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 13, 2024 10:38 PM (xaFKb)

78 Virtue signaling is great. Unless it costs me money

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It's interesting how this ties to the Ben Shapiro rap stuff.

No one was paying for his music because hardly anyone buys music any more. He's relying on income entirely as filler music in between stuff people want to hear.

There aren't really any stars except for the stars that the search engines and algorithms tell people are stars, and they're stars because the algorithms are programmed to make them stars.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's luxuriously hairy nipples - Alex Jones Was Right at March 13, 2024 10:38 PM (Wg1x4)

79 In need of more information on this Captain Barbeque dude in Haiti before giving my support.
Is he Texas, South Carolina or Memphis style?
Posted by: Cicero KABOOM! KID


"Peoria Style."

Sorry, autocorrect changed that.

I meant "Prion Style."

Posted by: mikeski at March 13, 2024 10:39 PM (DgGvY)

80 Thank you MH what a beautiful pic!

Maybe we could have a movie thing with Endless Summer surfing movie. Morons would go crazy over the....beautiful seascapes and breaking waves.....

Posted by: NC Ref at March 13, 2024 10:39 PM (2xCPU)

81 Meh, the garage door thing? Hell, I was my dads TV remote for like 12 years.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 13, 2024 10:40 PM (vJiyU)

82 Kelli OHara is awesome. Thank you Blake!

Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:40 PM (MNhXM)

83 Benadryl?

No. Been a baboon, though.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:40 PM (9yWhg)

84 Yay, K-9 Veterans Day ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 13, 2024 10:40 PM (dZVON)

85 Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays [cont.]
Word-thinking: Keep TikTok because it is "free speech"

Useful thinking: Ban TikTok because it is a dangerous brainwashing tool and an existential threat to America that also has a free speech element.

We don't tolerate Nazi protests and speech in America because of free speech. That's just the fairy tale we tell ourselves to feel good. We allow it because it is too small to be a threat.

TikTok is NOT too small to be a threat. It is becoming the operating system of young people's brains. And China controls the user interface.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 13, 2024 10:08 PM (2yu8s)

All the Hamas protest are not pro-Nazi? Coulda fooled me. Adams is a tard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 10:41 PM (tkR6S)

86 79 In need of more information on this Captain Barbeque dude in Haiti before giving my support.
Is he Texas, South Carolina or Memphis style?
Posted by: Cicero KABOOM! KID

"Peoria Style."

Sorry, autocorrect changed that.

I meant "Prion Style."
Posted by: mikeski at March 13, 2024 10:39 PM (DgGvY)

Wait a second.... anyone seen Cannibal Bob lately?

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 13, 2024 10:41 PM (xaFKb)

87 72 At Twitchy there are people saying it's still murder or the state is lying. Mass delusions are hard to beat
Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (CAwN0)


Now do Covid hysteria!

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 10:41 PM (PZvjL)

88 OMG love my hash. Tho have far more than 2x anyone want to help me with a linux solution? Hate all MS after 3.11 for workgroups

Posted by: NC Ref at March 13, 2024 10:42 PM (2xCPU)

89 California Emergency Rooms are swamped past capacity... after Governor makes Health care free for Illegals.

/facepalm
Posted by: Romeo13


It's really to save the citizens money. Sure you're still paying for an illegal, but think how much more you'd pay if you were treated.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 13, 2024 10:43 PM (vJiyU)

90 Before he became our beloved Gov. He was the Dept. of Public Instruction Superintendent. He's a fucking cocksucker I detest that POS.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at March 13, 2024 10:15 PM (QXQ4l)

Can the Legislature override his veto?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 10:43 PM (tkR6S)

91 64 "The phrase “duty, honor, country” is out — exchanged for the more amorphous “Army values.”"

Which are.......?
Posted by: javeems at March 13, 2024 10:33 PM (8I4hW)


"I vas only followink orders!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:44 PM (hOUT3)

92 How do we know that Cannibal Bob and Bob at NSA aren’t the same person?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:44 PM (9yWhg)

93 " I like tequila! But even a few sips of it give my wife a blinding headache, so she won't touch it."
***********
Just tasting tequila makes my stomach hurt, but that's probably a reaction to a night in San Diego back in 1983.

Posted by: JACK RYAN at March 13, 2024 10:45 PM (XfTkr)

94 "Word-Thinking." Good phrase. Uttering words can be put forward as, "Thinking." Like saying, "Word-Thinking."

Posted by: davidt at March 13, 2024 10:45 PM (SYTee)

95 88 OMG love my hash. Tho have far more than 2x anyone want to help me with a linux solution? Hate all MS after 3.11 for workgroups
Posted by: NC Ref at March 13, 2024 10:42 PM (2xCPU)


If it was me I'd probably grudgingly go with Xubuntu for desktop or Rocky (CentOS successor) for anything more serious. But I'm a legacy Red Hat guy, so of course I would.

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 10:46 PM (PZvjL)

96 Tho have far more than 2x anyone want to help me with a linux solution? Hate all MS after 3.11 for workgroups
Posted by: NC Ref at March 13, 2024 10:42 PM (2xCPU)
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Next thread, please.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:46 PM (RIvkX)

97 The Vegas and New Orleans PD were once worse than the mob at their worst.

Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:47 PM (MNhXM)

98 How do we know that Cannibal Bob and Bob at NSA aren’t the same person?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:44 PM (9yWhg)
====
??

They aren't?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:48 PM (RIvkX)

99 20-30 mg/kilo the webmd says. For a 200 lb individual that is about 3lbs.
----
200lbs = about 90Kg
@30mg/Kg = 2.7g (grams).
Posted by: Ciampino - It's the way it is. at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (qfLjt)

And this is why there’s a NO MATH rule at the HQ

🤦‍♂️

Swear to dog 🤯

Posted by: browndog chews on an abacus at March 13, 2024 10:49 PM (TTAGa)

100 MacArthur’s speech transcript is great but his delivery made it the best ever.

Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:49 PM (MNhXM)

101 “I hope this ain’t from her head. They were supposed to have checked her out good,” said Benedict, who remained calm during the call and said she had been to nursing school. Benedict said in a statement on a GoFundMe page set up to help cover funeral expenses that the family was still learning to use the teen’s preferred name and pronouns.

Paramedics responding to the family’s house performed CPR and rushed Nex to the hospital, where they later died."

Those poor paramedics! Dead just because they did their job!

Wait. What?

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 13, 2024 10:49 PM (oW/Lc)

102 White peoples don't count. Black Panther Moose out front should have told ya.
Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 10:30 PM (OpyWL)

somebody should open a video game shop in Russia, and simply steal all these ridiculously woke games, edit the woke shit out, and re-release them under the same name as "yada, yada, Fixed".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 10:49 PM (tkR6S)

103 I'm lucky, if I have have any trouble sleeping, one or two benedryl will put me out for 6 hours. It doesn't work that well for everyone, like my wife who has had insomnia at times.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2024 10:49 PM (S6gqv)

104 If it was me I'd probably grudgingly go with Xubuntu for desktop or Rocky (CentOS successor) for anything more serious. But I'm a legacy Red Hat guy, so of course I would.

Been doing the RedHat thing since 1997. That's why I recommend Mint.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (dZVON)

105 The Vegas and New Orleans PD were once worse than the mob at their worst.
Posted by: polynikes

Filthadelphia would be ranked also.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (WXNFJ)

106 International BMW Riders Association?

I think the king of Jordan was in that. Also some guy in the intelligence community, always had unreleased advance info on new BMW models and stuff.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (/JEi0)

107 I’ll keep my promise to veto any bill making Wisconsin less safe, less inclusive, and less welcoming for LGBTQ people and kids—including this one. And I’ll be damn proud to do it.” WI Gov. Tony Evers
***

Fine.
And I shall keep my promise to my family that I will protect my children and grandchildren from any perverted muthafu*ka that so much as lays a finger on any of them.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (W/lyH)

108 I like tequila!
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2024 10:36 PM (S6gqv)

You are officially my co-driver.

Come on, we're heading to Georgia. Vamanos!

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (UzPiu)

109
Evening.

How is everyone tonight?
Posted by: Robert

=============

Sitting in a theater with only one other couple in it waiting for Cabrini to start.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (jF5js)

110 I identify as a witty and intelligent commenter.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (fs1hN)

111 Sitting in a theater with only one other couple in it waiting for Cabrini to start.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia's

My wife and her group saw it the other day. Loved it but that theater also had a small crowd.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 13, 2024 10:52 PM (WXNFJ)

112 Paramedics responding to the family’s house performed CPR and rushed Nex to the hospital, where they later died."

Why did the paramedics die?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at March 13, 2024 10:53 PM (/JEi0)

113 In need of more information on this Captain Barbeque dude in Haiti before giving my support.
Is he Texas, South Carolina or Memphis style?
Posted by: Cicero KABOOM! KID

"Peoria Style."

Sorry, autocorrect changed that.

I meant "Prion Style."
Posted by: mikeski at March 13, 2024 10:39 PM (DgGvY)

Wait a second.... anyone seen Cannibal Bob lately?
Posted by: Romeo13 at March 13, 2024 10:41 PM (xaFKb)
***

Mozambique style.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2024 10:53 PM (W/lyH)

114 Willowed (I was having dinner)
You can overdose on Benadryl?
Posted by: steevy


Oh, that brought back a memory. Several years ago I had a really miserable head cold. I took some kind of cold capsules. I still felt like sh*t so I took some syrupy thing, maybe Robitussin. And then I took something else, which I can't remember. What I do remember is laying on the couch thinking, "taking all that sh*t was not a good idea." It actually scared me a bit. Never did it again.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 13, 2024 10:53 PM (0Htd1)

115 Tik Tok is CCP owned . Just like we don’t want our enemies buying up our farm land we shouldn’t allow them to have a free hand in our media. The compromise allowing them to sell it so that it still exists is not suppressing free speech IMO.

Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:54 PM (MNhXM)

116 Paramedics responding to the family’s house performed CPR and rushed Nex to the hospital, where they later died."

Why did the paramedics die?
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at March 13, 2024 10:53 PM (/JEi0)

Is this like "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

Why did the paramedics die?

To get to the other side.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 10:54 PM (UzPiu)

117 What is Cabrini? Besides $20, same as in town?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:54 PM (9yWhg)

118 Been doing the RedHat thing since 1997. That's why I recommend Mint.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (dZVON)


Not an expert by any means, but I am still continually amazed at the utility and ease of use of the Mint distros!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:55 PM (hOUT3)

119 Every time I hear the pronoun crap like that Nex kid I can't help but think that all of these people are pathetic attention seekers. Not one of them is special so they make it up and it is turning fatal. A lot of people have not figured out that social media is not real life. Self culling the herd

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 13, 2024 10:56 PM (CAwN0)

120 If there had been a threesome of medics, the pair of medics wouldn’t have died,

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:56 PM (9yWhg)

121 What is Cabrini? Besides $20, same as in town?

She's a nun.

A very dangerous nun.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 13, 2024 10:56 PM (dZVON)

122 I’d like to give the guy in the final photo some money, a medical book covering testicular removal, and a suitable set of tools. You can’t be too careful!

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 13, 2024 10:57 PM (VNX3d)

123 I'll go see it just to brain bleach the images in my head of Cabrini Green.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 10:58 PM (RIvkX)

124 Re:the ancient judge.
My late, beloved mother-in-law lived to be 96, which I thought was fairly remarkable in itself. Wouldn't have wanted her to actually judge anything her last ten years. If you are employed at your own business, it's one thing to go to work until you expire, but being a judge is a weighty responsibility. Can't imagine she could really be sharp enough to do an effective job.

Posted by: Find A Nice Hobby? at March 13, 2024 10:58 PM (V5BDR)

125 The compromise allowing them to sell it so that it still exists is not suppressing free speech IMO.
Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:54 PM (MNhXM)


What kind of patriot are you, willing to pass up an opportunity for the Feds to eventually control/limit/censor/deplatform all internet speech?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:58 PM (hOUT3)

126 117 What is Cabrini? Besides $20, same as in town?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:54 PM (9yWhg)


I used to live in the shadow of Chicagoland aka the rest of the Midwest. I think that other people maybe have a different, less dystopian definition for that word than I do.

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 10:58 PM (PZvjL)

127 121 I’ve heard that all nuns are dangerous. Especially where knuckles are concerned.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 10:59 PM (9yWhg)

128 Tik Tok is CCP owned . Just like we don’t want our enemies buying up our farm land we shouldn’t allow them to have a free hand in our media. The compromise allowing them to sell it so that it still exists is not suppressing free speech IMO.
Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:54 PM (MNhXM)

I basically agree with this. We don't have to allow foreign owned businesses to operate in our country for any reason. That there is a speech component is irrelevant. The fact that it's a foreign owned company that is effectively controlled by the CCP is more than enough reason to ban it.

The current compromise at least allows Americans to invest in, control and benefit from it.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:00 PM (7rJEu)

129 Paramedics responding to the family’s house performed CPR and rushed Nex to the hospital, where they later died."

Why did the paramedics die?
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at March 13, 2024 10:53 PM (/JEi0)

Demons fleeing the dying tranny, and looking for new homes?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 11:00 PM (tkR6S)

130
BLAKE!!!
That (H/T) was fabulous.
thank you!

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at March 13, 2024 11:04 PM (Rbu5d)

131 Tik Tok is CCP owned . Just like we don’t want our enemies buying up our farm land we shouldn’t allow them to have a free hand in our media. The compromise allowing them to sell it so that it still exists is not suppressing free speech IMO.
Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:54 PM (MNhXM)


Maybe there could be the cigarette solution: allow suing the owner for damages?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 11:04 PM (D7oie)

132 125 What kind of patriot are you, willing to pass up an opportunity for the Feds to eventually control/limit/censor/deplatform all internet speech?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 10:58 PM (hOUT3)


fo realz...maybe TikTok has it coming but at the very least we should strive to be the rational, informed critics that weren't there in the 00s.

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 11:04 PM (PZvjL)

133 A lot of people have not figured out that social media is not real life. Self culling the herd
Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 13, 2024 10:56 PM (CAwN0)

I often wonder if so many of our current social ills are the result from of parents failing to teach their kids the difference between fantasy and reality. Kids really need to have it drilled into their heads that the internet is no different than film or TV. It's all pretend. Even social media is basically just pretend.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:04 PM (OrszH)

134 Clown World Pentagon
James O’Keefe
.

It's been years since I've been in the five-sided outhouse, but I have to wonder if stories like these are bullshit clickbait? The people I met and worked with back in the day were all mostly professional. Not all, but most. But nobody this bizarre.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2024 11:05 PM (W/lyH)

135 Been doing the RedHat thing since 1997. That's why I recommend Mint.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 13, 2024 10:50 PM (dZVON)


so how often do you and your friends go out for brunch?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 11:06 PM (D7oie)

136 115 Tik Tok is CCP owned . Just like we don’t want our enemies buying up our farm land we shouldn’t allow them to have a free hand in our media. The compromise allowing them to sell it so that it still exists is not suppressing free speech IMO.
Posted by: polynikes at March 13, 2024 10:54 PM (MNhXM)


———

I figure either tax social media usage or outlaw advertising on social media networks. The latter would turn them into fee for service companies and most likely a lot of them will go out of business.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 13, 2024 11:07 PM (2fIO4)

137 Can't imagine she could really be sharp enough to do an effective job.

And so, in addition to everything he's done for other minorities, Joe Biden has poisoned the well of the working old.
What a world.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 13, 2024 11:08 PM (zdLoL)

138 7 Libs of TikTok
@libsoftiktok
This is Dani Lalonders, a nonbinary game developer. She was hired by @CliffhangerDevs to create a game based on @Marvel's #BlackPanther.
She says she doesn’t hire white people because they’re unsafe and it’s hard to work with them and only hires people of color.
-
I'd have never bought a Black Panther game anyway but . . .
Wakanda: fantasy
Haiti: reality
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 13, 2024 10:01 PM (FVME7)

Her pronouns are, get this, "they/she."
I laughed so hard I had a coughing fit.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at March 13, 2024 11:08 PM (Rbu5d)

139 My partner when I was in government is still head of the Chicago Department of Public Health Office of Violence Prevention.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 11:08 PM (RIvkX)

140 One thing that has never been clear to me: was the "Nex" critter a boy impersonating a girl, or a girl impersonating a boy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 11:08 PM (tkR6S)

141 133 I often wonder if so many of our current social ills are the result from of parents failing to teach their kids the difference between fantasy and reality. Kids really need to have it drilled into their heads that the internet is no different than film or TV. It's all pretend. Even social media is basically just pretend.
Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:04 PM (OrszH)


Dude here gets it.

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 11:08 PM (PZvjL)

142 so how often do you and your friends go out for brunch?

Friends? Like I could be that social.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 13, 2024 11:09 PM (dZVON)

143 so how often do you and your friends go out for brunch?
Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 11:06 PM (D7oie)
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Nice burn

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 11:09 PM (RIvkX)

144 Well, this is interesting. It popped up in YouTube after the country/opera clip.

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=cCCw-uFBfnA

This lady sounds sharp, clear-eyed, and morally upright.

Posted by: Emmie at March 13, 2024 11:10 PM (Sf2cq)

145 112 Paramedics responding to the family’s house performed CPR and rushed Nex to the hospital, where they later died."

Why did the paramedics die?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at March 13, 2024 10:53 PM (/JEi0)

You obviously don't read newspeak.

Posted by: javems at March 13, 2024 11:10 PM (8I4hW)

146 One thing that has never been clear to me: was the "Nex" critter a boy impersonating a girl, or a girl impersonating a boy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 11:08 PM (tkR6S)

A girl impersonating Pat from the old SNL skit.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:10 PM (OrszH)

147 133 Robert, used to be, kids could figure it out for themselves. Like how we all eventually realized that Santa wasn’t real. Even my son, who was born in 2001, basically figured that out without his parents’ having to tell him:

But I guess maybe now that’s not the case?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 11:11 PM (9yWhg)

148 Create a video game called "Blank Panther" in which all characters are just outlines. Sell it with a box of Crayola crayons, all of which are labeled "flesh".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 11:11 PM (tkR6S)

149
Demons fleeing the dying tranny, and looking for new homes?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------

No swine readily available.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2024 11:12 PM (XeU6L)

150 No fan of social media of any type. What is the deal with TikTok vs utube vs facepalm vs choose a venue ? They all seem bad, especially for young children who have mush for brains. I doubt faceplant is encouraging young kids to study or do science projects.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at March 13, 2024 11:12 PM (WvGHv)

151 West Point Changes Mission Statement, Removing Values 'Duty, Honor, Country'

I will flounce it all about

Posted by: Miss Lindset with Red, White and Blue feather boa at March 13, 2024 11:12 PM (v+0wn)

152 44 "I'll stand on principle until it costs me."

-- Neil Young, aka "Mr. Integrity"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 13, 2024 10:24 PM (Dxsd/)

the commie duo, Ben 'n' Jerry, says that, too.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at March 13, 2024 11:13 PM (Rbu5d)

153 No swine readily available.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

helicopters

you shoot 'em from helicopters

Posted by: Jethro Miklos-Bodine at March 13, 2024 11:14 PM (v+0wn)

154 The meme were the mother is lecturing her child "I'm the only mother in our area without a trans kid, you're being selfish" pretty much says it all

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 13, 2024 11:14 PM (CAwN0)

155 I doubt faceplant is encouraging young kids to study or do science projects.
Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at March 13, 2024 11:12 PM (WvGHv)

Getting countless children on hormone replacement therapy and having their genitalia cut off is *someone's* science project.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:14 PM (OrszH)

156 Gullible warming is just pretend. Don't think the idiots in charge don't know its a crock of ****. Beachfront mansions! Well maybe Justin Castrated is stupid enough to believe it. Tax energy and steal the money.

Posted by: Lord Percy at March 13, 2024 11:14 PM (/cBnn)

157 This lady sounds sharp, clear-eyed, and morally upright.
Posted by: Emmie at March 13, 2024 11:10 PM (Sf2cq)


She clearly does not not need DEI to be a solid and valued employee in any situation!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 13, 2024 11:15 PM (hOUT3)

158 Regular reminder: A ban on assault rifles is NOT the law in Colorado. Next week is the public comment period for the proposed law, which is not yet out of committee and has not been voted on. If you are a resident, or in a contiguous state, you should be making a public statement on this instead of whinging here. Stop eating all the worms in the garden.

https://tinyurl.com/2yjrejwk

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 13, 2024 11:15 PM (zdLoL)

159 Been doing the RedHat thing since 1997. That's why I recommend Mint.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

so how often do you and your friends go out for brunch?
Posted by: Kindltot


I understood that reference.

Posted by: although mikeski is neither that old nor that female at March 13, 2024 11:15 PM (DgGvY)

160 No swine readily available.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

helicopters

you shoot 'em from helicopters
Posted by: Jethro Miklos-Bodine at March 13, 2024 11:14 PM (v+0wn)

Heh. My brother-in-law is taking his youngest daughter to do just that.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:15 PM (OrszH)

161 The 1100 person town a mile from me has a Dollar General ... from what I can see and hear, they do quite well. It is mostly the only store in town ... there is a fast stop which I see now carries hard liquor, but they closes their little restaurant section. 15 miles to the WalMart and larger city offerings, so many locals shop there.

Not sure about the economy and the Dollar Trees in other markets is all about.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 13, 2024 11:16 PM (Cus5s)

162 From some shit bird MSM site. In the DeadDi CA Senate primary, as "of Wednesday morning, Garvey led Schiff by an incredibly slim margin of just 4,801 votes with more than 5 million votes tallied, about 85% of expected returns."

This is a meaningless shit show. The real action happens in November when Schiff, at worst, will make a stunning come from behind win when the last couple of votes are counted. Assigned by the CA courrts

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 13, 2024 11:17 PM (hEGCj)

163 I'm so old I can remember a time when those associated with a teenager that obviously had issues would endeavor to get the kid useful assistance instead of just indulging and enhancing the neurosis. But, I guess that was back at the tail end of the great work to replace a functioning culture and identity with a slew of marketing slogans.

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 11:17 PM (PZvjL)

164 Mistakes were made.

Posted by: Neil Young's woke IRA manager at March 13, 2024 11:18 PM (v+0wn)

165 This is a meaningless shit show. The real action happens in November when Schiff, at worst, will make a stunning come from behind win when the last couple of votes are counted. Assigned by the CA courrts
Posted by: Lost in Space at March 13, 2024 11:17 PM (hEGCj)
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You're ruining the suspense. I have so little.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 11:18 PM (RIvkX)

166 Here’s an alternative pitch for a “Black Panther” game. The cover shows a panther in the jungle. You play a four-legged black panther, hunting food and mates.

No royalties and, if your fast enough, you can get the woke game company to pay you.

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 13, 2024 11:18 PM (VNX3d)

167 Heh. My brother-in-law is taking his youngest daughter to do just that.
Posted by: Robert

Bacon making requires Additional Effort

Posted by: Country Boy Miklos at March 13, 2024 11:20 PM (v+0wn)

168 KG; Ounce, etc.

I knew a dope dealer once who testified that on one occasion, he sold an oz of cocaine without measuring, "I just eyeballed it," he testified.

On cross-x, defense counsel handed him a mason jar & a box of pancake powder & asked him to "eyeball" an ounce for the jury.

He nailed it within 1/32 of an oz. Took him about 45 seconds.

Truesies. Swear to God.

Posted by: mnw at March 13, 2024 11:20 PM (NLIak)

169 The only real black panther was Bagheera.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 11:21 PM (9yWhg)

170 Jason Beck, modern American, true blue, an assurance of our future.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 13, 2024 11:21 PM (PRpm0)

171 Think I'll have a double.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 13, 2024 11:21 PM (PRpm0)

172 This is a meaningless shit show. The real action happens in November when Schiff, at worst, will make a stunning come from behind win when the last couple of votes are counted. Assigned by the CA courrts
Posted by: Lost in Space at March 13, 2024 11:17 PM (hEGCj)
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You're ruining the suspense. I have so little.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

In place of meaningful elections you should be greatful that CA electricity prices will never be based on one's income. Just kidding, you are so fucked.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 13, 2024 11:23 PM (hEGCj)

173 Think I'll have a double.
Posted by: Braenyard

What he said

Posted by: late Nir with your genial bartender Miklos at March 13, 2024 11:24 PM (v+0wn)

174 Schitt will beat Garvey 2-1, bc CA.

Wrong race to break out the hopium.

Posted by: mnw at March 13, 2024 11:24 PM (NLIak)

175 Not sure about the economy and the Dollar Trees in other markets is all about.
Posted by: illiniwek at March 13, 2024 11:16 PM (Cus5s)


Dollar Tree stores always give me the impression that they were just looted for all the good stuff.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 11:25 PM (D7oie)

176 Think I'll have a double. Posted by: Braenyard

After BidenShrinkflation that will be a double*.666 and cost about 3x what and actual double cost about 4 or 5 years ago. FJB. Really.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 13, 2024 11:26 PM (hEGCj)

177 166 Here’s an alternative pitch for a “Black Panther” game. The cover shows a panther in the jungle. You play a four-legged black panther, hunting food and mates.

No royalties and, if your fast enough, you can get the woke game company to pay you.
Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 13, 2024 11:18 PM (VNX3d)


I'm so old I can remember being in grade school in the 90s when MECC and Maxis had entire catalogs of exactly this sort of game. And we'd eagerly play the game, eating all the things in the jungle because it's "educational" and therefore a great excuse to play video games.

Posted by: CppThis at March 13, 2024 11:27 PM (PZvjL)

178 128...I basically agree with this. We don't have to allow foreign owned businesses to operate in our country for any reason. That there is a speech component is irrelevant. The fact that it's a foreign owned company that is effectively controlled by the CCP is more than enough reason to ban it.

The current compromise at least allows Americans to invest in, control and benefit from it.
Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:00 PM (7rJEu)

Ten countries have banned TicTok:
Afghanistan
Australia
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
EU (not a country, but they counted it)
France
India
Latvia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Taiwan
UK
then: parts of the US: The U.S. at the start of March gave government agencies 30 days to delete TikTok from federal devices and systems over data security concerns. The ban applies only to government devices, though some U.S. lawmakers are advocating an outright ban. China lashed out at the U.S. for banning TikTok, describing the ban as an abuse of state power and suppressing firms from other countries. More than half of the 50 U.S. states also have banned the app from official devices, as have Congress and the U.S. armed forces.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at March 13, 2024 11:27 PM (Rbu5d)

179 Dollar Tree stores always give me the impression that they were just looted for all the good stuff.
Posted by: Kindltot

No trees

Not for a Dollar

They don't sell trees at all

Posted by: Miklos considers this false Advertising at March 13, 2024 11:27 PM (v+0wn)

180 The wiki entry for the 'Nex' kid is darkly amusing, in some respects. It repeatedly refers to 'Nex' as 'they', but drops the ball when when they use her last name(s) possessively, "Benedict's" , rather than Benedicts'.

Seems there are still a few kinks to be worked out of the woke perv dialog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2024 11:28 PM (XeU6L)

181 So, having run out of higher-end stores to loot, they’re now looting Dollar Trees?????

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 11:28 PM (9yWhg)

182 No trees

Not for a Dollar

They don't sell trees at all
Posted by: Miklos

Dollar Generals don't sell Generals either. Oh, now don't get me wrong - they are for sale. But not at a Dollar General.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 13, 2024 11:29 PM (WXNFJ)

183 182 I think Sid still buys a few generals at Dollar General.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 11:31 PM (9yWhg)

184 Dollar Generals don't sell Generals either. Oh, now don't get me wrong - they are for sale. But not at a Dollar General.
Posted by: Tonypete

For sale, you say?

Posted by: The Washington GOP Generals at March 13, 2024 11:32 PM (v+0wn)

185 Not sure about the economy and the Dollar Trees in other markets is all about.
Posted by: illiniwek at March 13, 2024 11:16 PM (Cus5s)

Dollar Tree stores always give me the impression that they were just looted for all the good stuff.
Posted by: Kindltot

I painted the interior of my house with Dollar Tree paint brushes. They are cheap and great, provided you define great as I don't mind individual brush disintegrat___ every few Sq. Ft. At least I never had to rinse out my brushes. I for one will mourn the passing a Dollar Tree paint brushes. As for everything else about Dollar Tree, other than the $1.00 gift bags, let it burn to Hell.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 13, 2024 11:33 PM (hEGCj)

186 The Dollar General here serves a small town, so they can mark up basics like milk and have a relatively large grocery section, and a lot of basics. But a similar store in a larger city has to sell a lot of cheap crap, I'd guess. They can't charge an extra dollar for milk, or other basics available for less a couple blocks away.

But retail is not easy ...

Posted by: illiniwek at March 13, 2024 11:34 PM (Cus5s)

187 OK, ‘Night, Y’all. If Kate Upton asks for me, you have the secret code to give her. Ciao until then!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 13, 2024 11:35 PM (9yWhg)

188 As for everything else about Dollar Tree, other than the $1.00 gift bags, let it burn to Hell.
Posted by: Lost in Space

Let's not get to hasty here.

Chinese people need jobs too.

Posted by: Mitch McConnell (RIP) at March 13, 2024 11:36 PM (v+0wn)

189 I went to a Family Dollar store and they did not have families for sale for a dollar.

False advertising! Who can I sue!

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 13, 2024 11:36 PM (oW/Lc)

190 OK, ‘Night, Y’all. If Kate Upton asks for me, you have the secret code to give her. Ciao until then!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

*swipes right*

Posted by: a lonely Kate Upton at March 13, 2024 11:37 PM (v+0wn)

191 Today I learned that the elevated estrogen levels in pregnant women can cause blocked sinuses. I'm supposed to go off of the artificial estrogen at the end of the week, so maybe I'll finally be able to breathe properly. Lil Pooky would probably prefer oxygen in his bloodstream.

Posted by: pookysgirl is getting sick of the shots too at March 13, 2024 11:37 PM (dtlDP)

192 I went to a Family Dollar store and they did not have families for sale for a dollar.

False advertising! Who can I sue!
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy

Under a partnership agreement, we can provide.

Posted by: Catholic Charitie s and also the Lutherans at March 13, 2024 11:38 PM (v+0wn)

193 I'd buy that for a dollar."

https://youtu.be/u5HOt0ZOcYk?si=1ZWGJPTf6hQfzU2k

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 13, 2024 11:39 PM (hEGCj)

194 Actually, around here, everything at Dollar Tree is now a buck and a quarter.

I remember the 88 Cent store, when I was a kid you could buy nice stuff there.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 11:39 PM (D7oie)

195 KG; Ounce, etc.

I knew a dope dealer once who testified that on one occasion, he sold an oz of cocaine without measuring, "I just eyeballed it," he testified.

On cross-x, defense counsel handed him a mason jar & a box of pancake powder & asked him to "eyeball" an ounce for the jury.

He nailed it within 1/32 of an oz. Took him about 45 seconds.

Truesies. Swear to God.
Posted by: mnw at March 13, 2024 11:20 PM (NLIak)

Being the typical libertarian I'm fully in support of drug legalization. Unless it results in adopting the metric system. Keep that shit out of here.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:40 PM (NrFFw)

196 Oxygen is for closers!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 13, 2024 11:40 PM (RIvkX)

197 Today I learned that the elevated estrogen levels in pregnant women can cause blocked sinuses. I'm supposed to go off of the artificial estrogen at the end of the week, so maybe I'll finally be able to breathe properly. Lil Pooky would probably prefer oxygen in his bloodstream.
Posted by: pookysgirl

I thought it was pollen allergies.

If it turns out I am pregnant, need to identify the mother, and hope she gots moneys.

Posted by: Miklos has that Special Glow at March 13, 2024 11:41 PM (v+0wn)

198 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2024 11:28 PM (XeU6L)

Have they figured out her cause of death yet? Or why she said she was given a shot in her posterior in the ER?

Posted by: pookysgirl, genuinely curious at March 13, 2024 11:42 PM (dtlDP)

199
As for everything else about Dollar Tree, other than the $1.00 gift bags, let it burn to Hell.
Posted by: Lost in Space


Aren't they $1.25 gift bags now?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2024 11:42 PM (63Dwl)

200 195

Being an old fashioned law'n'order Nixonian myself, I would like to see DDs crucified.

Posted by: mnw at March 13, 2024 11:42 PM (NLIak)

201 Being an old fashioned law'n'order Nixonian myself, I would like to see DDs crucified.
Posted by: mnw at March 13, 2024 11:42 PM (NLIak)

Let's not be hasty now!

Posted by: Morganna, the kissing bandit at March 13, 2024 11:44 PM (tkR6S)

202 If it turns out I am pregnant, need to identify the mother, and hope she gots moneys.

Posted by: Miklos has that Special Glow at March 13, 2024 11:41 PM (v+0wn)

Enough money to put you in a special place with a padded cell, hopefully.

Posted by: pookysgirl sez don't forget the straightjacket! at March 13, 2024 11:44 PM (dtlDP)

203 As for the TicTok social media dust up. Fuck all the social media crap except for AoS comments. By definition that is not social media. Most of you are antisocial as I can determine including me.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 13, 2024 11:44 PM (hEGCj)

204 The 88 Cent store was next to the Rexall Pharmacy, by the way.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 11:46 PM (D7oie)

205 I think I'll read Johnny Tremain again. And then Rifles for Watie. While swinging in the hammock, maybe I'll luck out and get delivered a tasty sammich.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 13, 2024 11:46 PM (2xCPU)

206 Have they figured out her cause of death yet? Or why she said she was given a shot in her posterior in the ER?
Posted by: pookysgirl
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Nex collapsed in the family's living room. Sue called 911, saying that Nex's eyes had rolled back and they were struggling to breathe.[30] Nex had stopped breathing by the time emergency medical technicians arrived, and was declared dead at the hospital that evening.[7]

On March 13, a medical examiner's summary report was released, citing suicide as Benedict's cause of death, and including a finding of a "combined toxicity" of diphenhydramine and fluoxetine.[4][31] A full autopsy report is expected to be released on March 27, 2024.[5]

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2024 11:46 PM (XeU6L)

207 The 88 Cent store was next to the Rexall Pharmacy, by the way.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2024 11:46 PM (D7oie)

Didn't that become K-mart?

Posted by: Morganna, the kissing bandit at March 13, 2024 11:47 PM (tkR6S)

208 Mis. Hum, I guess I hadn't sent you Kelli O'Hara previously.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(tT6L1) at March 13, 2024 11:47 PM (tT6L1)

209 Enough money to put you in a special place with a padded cell, hopefully.
Posted by: pookysgirl sez

The Hilton in San Juan is my minimum offer, with three meals and unlimited bar tabs.

Maybe Wifi, but the Presidential Suite should have that anyway.

Posted by: Miklos has that Special Glow at March 13, 2024 11:47 PM (v+0wn)

210 diphenhydramine and fluoxetine.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2024 11:46 PM (XeU6L)

I did a search. Basically Benadryl and Prozac.

Posted by: Robert at March 13, 2024 11:48 PM (zaspL)

211 "combined toxicity" of diphenhydramine and fluoxetine.[4][31] A full autopsy report is expected to be released on March 27, 2024.[5]
Posted by: Mike Hammer

This not a normally fatal anything.

Posted by: Miklos knows one is OTC, the other is a common anti[depressant at March 13, 2024 11:49 PM (v+0wn)

212 "Army Values"

What a useless term. It means nothing except what those in charge decides it means.

For today.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2024 11:50 PM (LftkJ)

213 We're not anti-social we're eclectic.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 13, 2024 11:50 PM (PRpm0)

214 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2024 11:46 PM (XeU6L)

Wow, that is sad. And disheartening that her family chose to make such a political issue out of it. I know grief makes people behave in strange ways, but they had a choice.

Posted by: pookysgirl takes mental health seriously at March 13, 2024 11:50 PM (dtlDP)

215 ...they were struggling to breathe.[30] Nex had stopped breathing by the time emergency medical technicians arrived, and was declared dead at the hospital that evening.[7]

Pretty sure that should be 'and *were* declared dead...'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2024 11:51 PM (XeU6L)

216 The Hilton in San Juan is my minimum offer, with three meals and unlimited bar tabs.

Maybe Wifi, but the Presidential Suite should have that anyway.
Posted by: Miklos has that Special Glow at March 13, 2024 11:47 PM (v+0wn)

Avoid Haiti.
They might feed you to a shark, and then serve the whole thing up as a sort of turducken.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 11:51 PM (tkR6S)

217 Maybe Wifi, but the Presidential Suite should have that anyway.
Posted by: Miklos has that Special Glow at March 13, 2024 11:47 PM (v+0wn)

---------

No high government official but Joe Biden would ever use hotel wi-fi.

Okay, maybe Hillz

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 13, 2024 11:52 PM (qne3Q)

218 Haitian Turducken -

Shove a duck up Richard Gere's arse, shove Richard Gere into a shark.

Cook well, preferably sous vide.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2024 11:52 PM (LftkJ)

219 Wow, that is sad. And disheartening that her family chose to make such a political issue out of it. I know grief makes people behave in strange ways, but they had a choice.
Posted by: pookysgirl
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She was a cute kid, and it is a tragedy. She was from a very troubled family.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2024 11:52 PM (XeU6L)

220 maybe I'll luck out and get delivered a tasty sammich.
Posted by: NC Ref

Jason's Deli, if there is one nearby.

A Half Muffaletta and a Cup of Gumbo, one of their Specials.


Not New Orleans, but saves the expense and risk of going to New Orleans.

Posted by: Miklos used to like NOLA at March 13, 2024 11:53 PM (v+0wn)

221 206 So was Nex originally a guy or a girl? I'm confused.

Posted by: Ciampino - you/meshe/it/them/zits at March 13, 2024 11:54 PM (qfLjt)

222 Haitian Turducken -

Shove a duck up Richard Gere's arse, shove Richard Gere into a shark.

Cook well, preferably sous vide.
Posted by: Anna Puma

So.

Deplorable Cookbook 2.0?

Posted by: Miklos feels Culinary Inspiration at March 13, 2024 11:55 PM (v+0wn)

223 Who the hell is Nex?

Posted by: mnw at March 13, 2024 11:56 PM (NLIak)

224 So was Nex originally a guy or a girl? I'm confused.
Posted by: Ciampino - you/meshe/it/them/zits at March 13, 2024 11:54 PM (qfLjt)

It is a mystery to me as well. I'll go with "it" until its birth sex is verified.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2024 11:56 PM (tkR6S)

225 Passing by on my way to passing out...

To sleep in my own bed - ahhh.

Thanks for the post tonight, MisHum...

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker - with milady & m'kitty at March 13, 2024 11:56 PM (LTuPV)

226 Hi Anna,
How's your pop?

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 13, 2024 11:56 PM (6bDIQ)

227 What is this Nex death stuff?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2024 11:57 PM (LftkJ)

228 Hi Anna,
How's your pop?
Posted by: nurse ratched

Ah.....

Posted by: Fritz Feld at March 13, 2024 11:57 PM (v+0wn)

229
"Army Values"

I heard that in Bill Murray's voice.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2024 11:58 PM (63Dwl)

230
*hmmm, spatchcocked Hatian, hmmm*

Posted by: Homer at March 13, 2024 11:59 PM (XeU6L)

231 212 "Army Values"

What a useless term. It means nothing except what those in charge decides it means.

For today.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2024 11:50 PM (LftkJ)
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Well we haven't exercised this word for a while so here goes:
Those "Army Values" are in fact "Stochastic Army Values" right?

Posted by: Ciampino - you/me/she/it/them/zits at March 13, 2024 11:59 PM (qfLjt)

232 The bone biopsy is scheduled for Friday so right now nothing gnu.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2024 11:59 PM (LftkJ)

233 Didn't that become K-mart?
Posted by: Morganna, the kissing bandit at March 13, 2024 11:47 PM (tkR6S)


I think they both went out of business, but someone bought the Rexall trademark and started selling OTC stuff like creams and powers using that mark.

K-mart appears to have come out of a five-and-dime store model.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2024 12:00 AM (D7oie)

234 I think I'll read Johnny Tremain again. And then Rifles for Watie. While swinging in the hammock, maybe I'll luck out and get delivered a tasty sammich.

Posted by: NC Ref

Bar none. My favorite book. Found a harback reprint edition on ebay about a decade ago and bought it so the lefties couldn't burn all of them.

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 14, 2024 12:00 AM (MsrgL)

235 Bill Murray, "Arrrmmmyyy Values"

The EM50 Urban Assault Vehicle is now painted in rainbow colors and only fires confetti.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 14, 2024 12:01 AM (LftkJ)

236 Cabrini Green.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Blast from the past!

Posted by: SFGoth at March 14, 2024 12:01 AM (KAi1n)

237 232 The bone biopsy is scheduled for Friday so right now nothing gnu.

Posted by: Anna Puma
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You? Ma? Who?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:01 AM (PRpm0)

238 K-mart appears to have come out of a five-and-dime store model.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2024 12:00 AM (D7oie)

K-Mart was part of the Kresge retail group, but I seem to remember some Kresge's being branded as 88-cent stores.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 12:02 AM (tkR6S)

239 *shivers*

Not me. My father. Docs are trying to find out if he has leukemia.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 14, 2024 12:02 AM (LftkJ)

240 Many centuries ago K-Mart was my go to store.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:03 AM (PRpm0)

241 RE: Cabrini-Green in Chitown:

In STL, there was Pruitt-Igoe.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 12:04 AM (NLIak)

242 212 "Army Values"

What a useless term. It means nothing except what those in charge decides it means.

For today.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2024 11:50 PM (LftkJ)

AAARRRMMY VALUES SIR!

Posted by: John Winger at March 14, 2024 12:05 AM (szKLp)

243 In STL, there was Pruitt-Igoe.
Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 12:04 AM (NLIak)

That's "Eee-goe" (rolls bulging eye)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 12:06 AM (tkR6S)

244 Thanks Bif yep I read it over and over. I'd bet it's not among the required reading for kids anymore.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 14, 2024 12:06 AM (2xCPU)

245 K-Mart was part of the Kresge retail group, but I seem to remember some Kresge's being branded as 88-cent stores.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 12:02 AM (tkR6S)


Could be, there was a case before the Oregon Supreme court over whether the business name 88 Cent Store could be trademarked or not, it was noted in the brief that the name was actually descriptive and that mere terms out of the English language cannot be trademarked, though this decision appears to have been reversed.
Anyhow, the business has been closed so long there are no traces of "88 cent store" in the Oregon Secretary of State online records, that I can find. They were all franchised, though, so there may have been other names used.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2024 12:07 AM (D7oie)

246 There once was a tranny named Nex,
Of quite indeterminate sex.
Neither outie nor innie,
Not jack nor a hinny,
A conundrum quite certain to vex.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 12:08 AM (tkR6S)

247 Oh also I refereed my first game of the high school season a couple days ago. The "music" that was playing over the PA system run by government employees was so offensive that even I, a Moron, was completely offended.

And then when I was asked to discuss the situation with a great person who I respect, couldn't even bring myself to repeat the lyrics.

Do not send your kids to public schools. If at all possible.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 14, 2024 12:09 AM (2xCPU)

248 Many centuries ago K-Mart was my go to store.
Posted by: Braenyard
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No one talks about me anymore...

Posted by: Fabulous Zayre at March 14, 2024 12:09 AM (XeU6L)

249 In high school, I was affectionately known as Dollar Tree. Good times.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at March 14, 2024 12:10 AM (V8he0)

250 Service Merchandise has entered Chat

Nyah

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 14, 2024 12:10 AM (LftkJ)

251
I learned a little bit of the intense speech therapy they're doing with my mother today.

Imagine a drill instructor making you say the names of objects around you and in pictures. And doing that over and over again.

Also, the send her on "treasure hunts". Ok, find the "name of object". That object will be hidden somewhere in the room. She has to find it. IOW, say the name of thing verbally. She has to then understand that, then find the physical object.

When we got to her room this afternoon, she was sitting in her chair eating supper on her own. Using her right hand. It's still not 100%, but this is amazing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 14, 2024 12:11 AM (w6EFb)

252 57 “Because I cannot leave all those services like I did Spotify, because my music would have no streaming outlet to music lovers at all, I have returned.”
- Neil Young.

A long, long time ago Neil was independent, quirky and talented. That ended quite a while ago, around the time he thought he was setting a practical example for the masses by spending a million dollars to pay a crew to make his Lincoln electric. He proceeded to become the worst sort of stereotype leftist. And from the YouTube clips I have seen, live he now sounds like an amateur Neil Young impersonator at the senior center.

Posted by: azjaeger at March 14, 2024 12:11 AM (3/XaG)

253 When I was a child, family members referred to Woolworth's as "the fifteen cent store". Their lunch counter made wonderful French Fries.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 12:11 AM (tkR6S)

254 Long ago I never had much money for anything. Kmart is where I bought my first camera body in the lens. That changed my life.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 14, 2024 12:11 AM (hEGCj)

255 Thank you for this ONT, MisHum! Lotsa goodies tonight...

Benadryl is great. It has plenty of uses, but DO NOT mix with alcohol! I mean, *not at all* if you'd like to remain coherent...

Please, don't ask me how I know this. You can just guess! (hint: it wasn't fun)

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:14 AM (njWTi)

256 famous montage of the end of Pruitt-Igoe from Koyannisqatsi: (spectacular filming)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq_SpRBXRmE&t=18s

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 12:14 AM (S6gqv)

257 Woolworth's--- those were the days.

Anyone remember J.J. Newberry's?

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:15 AM (njWTi)

258 Wow, publius! Yay for your mom! That's amazing.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:16 AM (njWTi)

259 I bought a Seiko at Walmart.
I bought a Casio solar powered calculator in 1980 (I was a child), it still works.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:16 AM (PRpm0)

260 Don't obstruct the Ayr-Way.

https://malls.fandom.com/wiki/Ayr-Way

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2024 12:16 AM (63Dwl)

261 Bidenomics in action. Was out in garage doing some work, had a new roll of Gorilla Tape. Checked it against a roll I bought last year. You guessed it. New roll contains 8% LESS Gorilla.

Gorilla Channel, OTOH, continues to attract new subscribers and expand their schedule. Less reruns, more live action.

Posted by: Silverback Gus at March 14, 2024 12:17 AM (V5BDR)

262 Woolworth's had the best toy department and lunch counter.
Roy Roger's 45s and BLTs.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:18 AM (PRpm0)

263 >>> You can now go to the United States Military Academy West Point and let your freak flag fly.

You got your 'ring knockers'.
As bad or worse a club than the Harvard club.

Then you have ring bangers.
And ring clangers. Absolute best of trained natural born 'leaders'.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 14, 2024 12:18 AM (cOq4q)

264 Because I cannot leave all those services like I did Spotify, because my music would have no streaming outlet to music lovers at all, I have returned.”
- Neil Young.

A long, long time ago Neil was independent, quirky and talented. That ended quite a while ago, around the time he thought he was setting a practical example for the masses by spending a million dollars to pay a crew to make his Lincoln electric. He proceeded to become the worst sort of stereotype leftist. And from the YouTube clips I have seen, live he now sounds like an amateur Neil Young impersonator at the senior center.
Posted by: azjaeger

I opened my Spotify account within a week of them launching their US service. A couple of years later I signed up for the premium service. I have a substantial person collection of music and when I compare it to Spotify I have two very different experience.

My personal collection is my brain on music. Spotify started out as something very different and it's still very different. Remarkably they've had both landed in the same place but bigger ahead of times more challenging. I really like Spotify and I'm going to stick with them for the rest of my life.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 14, 2024 12:19 AM (hEGCj)

265 Woolworth's had the best toy department and lunch counter.
Roy Roger's 45s and BLTs.
Posted by: Braenyard

My Kmart had a big parking lot.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 14, 2024 12:20 AM (hEGCj)

266
Last night, we got to talking about a possible magnetic pole reversal of the Erf. I didn't even think about it, but hell, the Sun does this every 11 years. Look up the various solar cycle. This goes along with sunspot activity an all that.

I think the Sun is undergoing a flip right now.

Anyway, you can look this is up and see simulations of the flipping process. During the transition you'll see the field weaken and go crazy a bit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 14, 2024 12:20 AM (w6EFb)

267 This guy Beck at the DoD concerns me. Is it possible that others there like minded?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:20 AM (PRpm0)

268 MisHum, late to the party but glad you enjoyed 'Curiosity . . . '. Fun song.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 12:21 AM (emlEe)

269 EARLY IN THE MORNING
SpaceX - Starship Flight Test 3 - OLP-A - Starbase/Texas

Scheduled for Mar 14, 2024
The third flight test of Starship is targeted to launch on
Thursday, March 14. The 110-minute test window opens
at 5:00 PDT, 7:00 a.m. CDT, 08:00 a.m. EDT, 12:00 UTC, and 13:00 CET.

https://tinyurl.com/yc6ms5sn
_____
RETRY FROM TONIGHT

SpaceX - Falcon 9
Starlink Group 6-44 - LC-39A - KSC

SpaceX targets March 14 for a Falcon 9 launch of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Liftoff is targeted for 7:04 p.m. EDT, 23:04 UTC
(00:04 CET, March 15), with backup opportunities available until 11:29 p.m. EDT.

https://tinyurl.com/mv6fu2bk

Posted by: Ciampino - Hope for good weather at March 14, 2024 12:22 AM (qfLjt)

270 >>> This guy Beck at the DoD concerns me. Is it possible that others there like minded?
Posted by: Braenyard

Since Obama?
50%

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 14, 2024 12:22 AM (cOq4q)

271 Not good to mess with time travel. If we sent that guy back we would never have known the glory of Hunter's artwork.

Posted by: 496 at March 14, 2024 12:22 AM (Bf+P4)

272 >>> Anyway, you can look this is up and see simulations of the flipping process. During the transition you'll see the field weaken and go crazy a bit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley
--------------------------------

Like magnetic north heading toward Siberia faster that it's moved in recorded history?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:22 AM (PRpm0)

273 I bought a Seiko at Walmart.
I bought a Casio solar powered calculator in 1980 (I was a child), it still works.
Posted by: Braenyard

Personal economics. In the early half of the 1980s I was so broke I had to save a dollar a week to buy a $5 calculator. I've earned my good place in life from these experiences.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 14, 2024 12:24 AM (hEGCj)

274 Linked this last thread, but relevant again, Nanci Griffith (RIP) , 'Love at the Five and Dime'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fr3XO5ltXQ

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 14, 2024 12:28 AM (XeU6L)

275 People are suing Musk and he's suing them, he sponsors AI breaks away, sues them and in the process starts his own, builds cars, does multiple talk shows, and women etc, then he goes on and does what he loves, Rockets. Oh, I forgot the Boring company and Neural Link.
No pressure.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:29 AM (PRpm0)

276 "A long, long time ago Neil was independent, quirky and talented."
----------

Why DID he keep fucking up?

youtube.com/watch?v=tXKR-4pTVP8

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:29 AM (njWTi)

277 New roll contains 8% LESS Gorilla.

Posted by: Silverback Gus at March 14, 2024 12:17 AM (V5BDR)

This is when you started pounding your chest and howling, right? Or were you more like OregonMuse's classic picture?

tinyurl.com/3ebw8khp

Posted by: pookysgirl misses the Cob of Books and Chess at March 14, 2024 12:30 AM (dtlDP)

278 I really like Spotify and I'm going to stick with them for the rest of my life.
Posted by: Lost in Space at March 14, 2024 12:19 AM (hEGCj)

Good luck. Mary Lou Retton promised me that Revco would be my friend for life. Look how that turned out. I've never forgiven her.

Posted by: Scorned In Sligo at March 14, 2024 12:30 AM (V5BDR)

279 They administer Benadryl before chemo sometimes and ketamine when they give you the strong stuff. Both IV. Benadryl to prevent allergic reactions and ketamine for pain and emotional considerations.

Posted by: javems at March 14, 2024 12:32 AM (PCoNr)

280 Our doggeh (RIP) liked to eat wasps... she found a nest in a block wall, and just sat there and ate & ate them, until she got all woogedy and could no longer walk or even stand up...

Vet recco'd 1mg/lb body weight of benadryl for her.

She slept for *hours* -- it was scary, but she pulled thru.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:36 AM (njWTi)

281 I was so broke I had to save a dollar a week to buy a $5 calculator. I've earned my good place in life from these experiences.
Posted by: Lost in Space at March 14, 2024 12:24 AM (hEGCj)

Thats pretty broke

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 12:36 AM (+I6Y/)

282 >>>
Personal economics. In the early half of the 1980s I was so broke I had to save a dollar a week to buy a $5 calculator. I've earned my good place in life from these experiences.

Posted by: Lost in Space
-----

Five dollars went a lot farther than it does today.
Harder to come by too.
I paid $10 for the Casio.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:37 AM (PRpm0)

283 In reference to the bloke that needs to put his scoot up, my phone opens it up quite nicely. Until I see how my wife has parked in the garage. Son of a bitch. It stays outside.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at March 14, 2024 12:38 AM (Aoykm)

284 >>>----------

Why DID he keep fucking up?
-------------------------

He was a natural born ass hole.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 12:39 AM (PRpm0)

285 Ciampino's Rescue Kitties

LIVE STREAMING!!
The 5 babies are currently visible, all busy sucking.

https://is.gd/qyDILz
OR http://tinyurl.com/2rvjn93v

Posted by: Ciampino - Hope for good health for the kittens at March 14, 2024 12:40 AM (qfLjt)

286 273 I bought a Seiko at Walmart.
I bought a Casio solar powered calculator in 1980 (I was a child), it still works.
Posted by: Braenyard

Personal economics. In the early half of the 1980s I was so broke I had to save a dollar a week to buy a $5 calculator. I've earned my good place in life from these experiences.

Posted by: Lost in Space at March 14, 2024 12:24 AM (hEGCj)

In 1975 I bought a TI calculator. It had memory and a square root function in addition to basic functions. It was close to $100 bucks with sales tax. Had to have it for my job, which payed $800/month, gross.

Posted by: javems at March 14, 2024 12:42 AM (PCoNr)

287 Well, it has been a long day. Interesting road trip, and a party, and I even got to shoot a young lady's S&W .44 Magnum. But i am sleepy, and must hit the sack.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 12:42 AM (tkR6S)

288 Seka > Seiko

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 12:42 AM (NLIak)

289 I discovered 1/700 scale waterline IJN warships at Woolworths. I bought the aircraft carrier Akagi that day. It started me down the path to build the IJN. At this writing I've built over 80 various 1/700 waterline WW II warships.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 14, 2024 12:42 AM (LjgPm)

290 134 Clown World Pentagon
James O’Keefe
.

It's been years since I've been in the five-sided outhouse, but I have to wonder if stories like these are bullshit clickbait? The people I met and worked with back in the day were all mostly professional. Not all, but most. But nobody this bizarre.
Posted by: Diogenes



I currently work there. It's plausible. I, personally, have never heard of that office he works in though. It probably exists. There are plenty of 'Diversity' offices around now. The Pentagon is a huge, gargantuan, bloated, bureaucracy. I don't work dayshift anymore but when I did, have run into some oddities.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 14, 2024 12:43 AM (7Rm/F)

291 At this writing I've built over 80 various 1/700 waterline WW II warships.
Posted by: Beartooth at March 14, 2024 12:42 AM (LjgPm)

Paging Anna Puma

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 12:48 AM (+I6Y/)

292 I was so broke I had to save a dollar a week to buy a $5 calculator. I've earned my good place in life from these experiences.
Posted by: Lost in Space at March 14, 2024 12:24 AM (hEGCj)
---

Thats pretty broke
Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 12:36 AM (+I6Y/)


Sign seen in a dollar store window in my neighborhood, early 2000s: Ask About Our Lay-Away Plan.

I larfed then, it's reality now.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 12:50 AM (emlEe)

293 Exhubby liked Neil Young... I found his music depressing & much preferred Lynyrd Skynyrd. LOL

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:52 AM (njWTi)

294 Lay-away. I remember that!

I put a Craftsman tool set on layaway, back in the 70s, for Christmas present to BF. Week after week, paid a couple dollars, finally got it 'out of hock' from Sears.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:55 AM (njWTi)

295 I nominate Horse With No Name as the most irritating song ever recorded.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 12:55 AM (NLIak)

296 *wanders back in from working on a 1/48th scale model*

80 1/700 scale? Very very nice. They are very easy on space requirements.

As opposed to those who build in 1/32 scale a B-17 or B-24. Waiting for the 1/32 B-52 to be released just to see if someone has to buy a whole garage to display it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 14, 2024 12:57 AM (LftkJ)

297 Trump needs to use Lume' in his mouth because his Breath STINKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at March 14, 2024 12:57 AM (hbjSA)

298 295> It was my big break

Posted by: Fly With a Buzz at March 14, 2024 12:58 AM (Aoykm)

299 raimondo?

I think I've found you a wife.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 12:59 AM (NLIak)

300 I nominate Horse With No Name as the most irritating song ever recorded.
Posted by: mnw
---------

You haven't listened to much radio lately, have you?

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:59 AM (njWTi)

301 Trump needs to use Lume' in his mouth because his Breath STINKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at March 14, 2024 12:57 AM (hbjSA)


Does't matter. Little Bobby DeNiro will still have fantasies of the Big Bad Orange Man hurting him.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:01 AM (emlEe)

302 JQ

No, I haven't.

Perhaps we should divide awful hit songs into "classic era" and "modern era."

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 01:03 AM (NLIak)

303 Ciampino's Rescue Kitties

THERE ARE SIX KITTENS, 4 black&white & 2 gingers


LIVE STREAMING!!
The SIX (6) babies are currently visible.

https://is.gd/qyDILz
OR http://tinyurl.com/2rvjn93v

Posted by: Ciampino - one must have been hiding LOL at March 14, 2024 01:04 AM (qfLjt)

304 Oyasumi minna

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 14, 2024 01:04 AM (LftkJ)

305 I nominate Horse With No Name as the most irritating song ever recorded.
Posted by: mnw

I nominate "Billy Don't Be a Hero"

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 01:04 AM (oW/Lc)

306 Perhaps we should divide awful hit songs into "classic era" and "modern era."
--------

Yes.

You will find many *more irritating* songs than Horse With No Name in the current era.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 01:05 AM (njWTi)

307 ...As opposed to those who build in 1/32 scale a B-17 or B-24. Waiting for the 1/32 B-52 to be released just to see if someone has to buy a whole garage to display it.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 14, 2024 12:57 AM (LftkJ)



Dare 'em to go for the 1/32 scale B-36 Pacemaker.

If they have the heart for it....


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 14, 2024 01:05 AM (e6UQI)

308 Personally, I find Inna Godda Da Vida much more irritating that Horse With No Name.

But, that's just me...

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 01:06 AM (njWTi)

309 295 I nominate Horse With No Name as the most irritating song ever recorded.
Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 12:55 AM (NLIak)

One of the first songs I sang to Little as a babe. Still kinda "our" song after all these years. ..

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 01:06 AM (szKLp)

310 295 I nominate Horse With No Name as the most irritating song ever recorded.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 12:55 AM (NLIak)
----
But I liked that song! (my late wife hated it).
For me the irritating song was Otis Redding with 'Dock of the Bay'. I'm sure I have others ..... wait, yes, Edith Piaf with that annoying song in a French accent!

Posted by: Ciampino - French songs always sound retarded at March 14, 2024 01:08 AM (qfLjt)

311 I nominate Horse With No Name as the most irritating song ever recorded.
Posted by: mnw
---------

You haven't listened to much radio lately, have you?
Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 12:59 AM (njWTi)


Thank Gaia, no, but I still laughed. How many up and coming, or even already there, artistes have musical talent? It seems as if all concerts are Broadway shows now, with prices to match. Some of the famous bands I saw just stood there, didn't prance around the stage, people like Jerry Garcia, Robin Trower, Focus and some others. Musicians who knew their way around any instrument, not autotune.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:10 AM (emlEe)

312 As a new father, when it was my turn to wake up (not often) I used to "sing" Rod Stewart's "Sailing". The Baby loved it. Strange I never had cockroaches after that .....!

Posted by: Ciampino - French songs always sound retarded ... at March 14, 2024 01:11 AM (qfLjt)

313 Now "Stand By Me"? You like it the first time you hear it...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 01:12 AM (szKLp)

314 Annoying songs?

You've never heard the 1 800 Karz 4 Kidz one, then, have you? No, then how 'bout the Junk for Joy jingle?

Those songs should burn in hell.

Your ears will feel as they already have.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 14, 2024 01:13 AM (e6UQI)

315 For worst song, I nominate the album side 'In-A-Godda-Da-Vida' (or however the hell you spell it). There are album side songs that annoy me, and quite a few I love, especially from Yes, but there is no album side song that I hate more than that psychedelic dreck.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:14 AM (emlEe)

316 308 Personally, I find Inna Godda Da Vida much more irritating that Horse With No Name.

But, that's just me...

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 01:06 AM (njWTi)
----
I love IAGDV. I still have the LP. Well it was my late wife's before we married. She did 'accuse' me of marrying her for her records. LOL.

Posted by: Ciampino - Records came - went - came again at March 14, 2024 01:16 AM (qfLjt)

317 "Inna Gadda Da Vida, Baby" is a worthy contender! Style points for subdelta moronic lyrics, too.

I know I'm showing my age here, but,,, "Abraham, Martin, and John", anyone?



Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 01:16 AM (NLIak)

318 I've rolled 4 Ubuntus machine and I still struggle with basic stuff. Get ready to re-learn line commands and don't expect simple operations to be simple.

Recent one: trying to network 2 machine running the exact same Mint version. Nope. Fuck you. You have to install Samba on both, learn how the fuck permissions work, line command them both and you will still fail. 3 fucking hours just to send a folder from one to the other. Still can't sync the folder.

Is it worth it to get away from the Microserfdom? Sure, but don't think for a second it's going to be painless.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 01:18 AM (IG4Id)

319 Can we all simply agree-- that there was, and is-- a whole bunch of sh!t music that we'd rather not hear?

Hahahahaha

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 01:18 AM (njWTi)

320 Is that all there is?
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is my friend
Then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze
and have a ball...why are there tiny knives poking out of my USB port?

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 01:20 AM (szKLp)

321 Most annoying song in the normal time range which should have all copies rocketed by Elon Musk into the sun? 1910 Fruitgum Company, 'Yummy, Yummy, Yummy'.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:22 AM (emlEe)

322 Sugar

Aw, honey honey

You are my candy girl

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 01:23 AM (njWTi)

323 321

No, bubble gum music doesn't qualify.

Has to be music for adults.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 01:24 AM (NLIak)

324 321 Most annoying song in the normal time range which should have all copies rocketed by Elon Musk into the sun? 1910 Fruitgum Company, 'Yummy, Yummy, Yummy'.
Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:22 AM (emlEe)

Ohio Express. Don't forget their completely predictable and totally unnecessary follow up, Chewy Chewy Chewy...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 01:26 AM (szKLp)

325 >>>>>>> >>> >> > Recent one: trying to network 2 machine running the exact same Mint version. Nope. Fuck you. You have to install Samba on both, learn how the fuck permissions work, line command them both and you will still fail. 3 fucking hours just to send a folder from one to the other. Still can't sync the folder.

Is it worth it to get away from the Microserfdom? Sure, but don't think for a second it's going to be painless.

Posted by: weft cut-loop
---------------------------

Oh, no, you must be wrong they tell me it's just two clicks away from nirvana. No it' nervana.
I think I'm going to take mine to a shop and have it done.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 01:26 AM (PRpm0)

326 I always LIKED "Bird Is the Word"-- kind of a proto-anarchist ballad.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 01:28 AM (NLIak)

327 >>> 324 321 Most annoying song in the normal time range which should have all copies rocketed by Elon Musk into the sun? 1910 Fruitgum Company, 'Yummy, Yummy, Yummy'.
Posted by: RickZ
---------------------

Don't cha think it would drive a Karen crazy?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 01:28 AM (PRpm0)

328 BTW, that song is hated by me or two reasons, the first being the song/title itself. The second thing is the band's name.
At the age of 12, I knew that it was a dumb, stupid name, in a time with many stupid band names including ones like Moby Grape.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:29 AM (emlEe)

329 Bubblegum music is excluded from the "Most Irritating Song Ever Recorded" competition.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 01:30 AM (NLIak)

330 326 I always LIKED "Bird Is the Word"-- kind of a proto-anarchist ballad.

Posted by: mnw
--------------------

Thought it was stupid until I saw Apocalypse Now. It was perfect.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 01:30 AM (PRpm0)

331 "Well, I'm happy he is going back to Spotify. Hopefully Nils Lofgren follows Young's lead."

Wait...WHAT!? Nils Lofgren?? Of Metallica?

(Checks) OK, not Metallica. Never mind.

Posted by: Tom Perry at March 14, 2024 01:30 AM (MX0bI)

332 Most annoying "song"--

Anything "rap"

What do I win?

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 01:31 AM (njWTi)

333 321 Most annoying song in the normal time range which should have all copies rocketed by Elon Musk into the sun? 1910 Fruitgum Company, 'Yummy, Yummy, Yummy'.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:22 AM (emlEe)
----
From memory, was that by Ohio Express?
It was fun at the time (late 1960s) and didn't last too long.

Posted by: Ciampino - Records came - went - came again! at March 14, 2024 01:32 AM (qfLjt)

334 330 BY

Yes, exactly.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 01:32 AM (NLIak)

335 Okay, annoying song which has to be (considered) music, not just hated because it was overplayed.

I'll go with . . . 'Angie' by Mick and the Lads.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:34 AM (emlEe)

336 >> trying to network 2 machine running the exact same Mint version.

For Linux to Linux network sharing, it's best to just use Linux (UNIX) native NFS. You'll have to set users and permissions, but once you get it going, it works fine.

No need to mess with Samba, unless you want to throw Windows in the mix.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 14, 2024 01:36 AM (w6EFb)

337 Oh, and 'Layla'. Gotta mention 'Layla'. Song ending needed a damn musical editor with a heavy cutting hand. Right beside 'Hey, Jude'. Loathe that piece of . . . just horrid whatever it was.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:37 AM (emlEe)

338 333

Just looked it up, and Ohio Express is the version I remember, but 1910 FGC did it as well. My sister had the Ohio Express 45. Buddah Records label.

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 01:37 AM (szKLp)

339 How about Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich with 'Bend It"?

Posted by: Ciampino - some made it big. at March 14, 2024 01:37 AM (qfLjt)

340 Also, machine B still throws errors trying to share the folder. Error 255. Just look it up, doooode. Ok, fine, well, that was supposed to be fixed in the patch from 2022. My version is from 2024. - Finally got machine A to see machine B, and sent the folder over to B. Error 255, but it's on the fucking drive of B - It's right the fuck there. Run the Update Manager, doooode. I did. No, bra, update the kernel. Ok. Error 255. Also, that folder's name has special characters and isn't recognized. It's literally ABCFolder. There are no special characters ....

This, forever, for the rest of your life.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 01:37 AM (IG4Id)

341 337 Oh, and 'Layla'. Gotta mention 'Layla'. Song ending needed a damn musical editor with a heavy cutting hand. Right beside 'Hey, Jude'. Loathe that piece of . . . just horrid whatever it was.
Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:37 AM (emlEe)

LOL..wife and I were at lunch and layla came on..never realized it was the song that never ends. Wife commented on it..'this still the same song?'

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 01:40 AM (+I6Y/)

342 ANYTHING from "Pet Sounds."

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 01:41 AM (NLIak)

343 Dear DOD Commie:

Come Take

Posted by: Archer at March 14, 2024 01:42 AM (rskKm)

344 337
I agree, Layla's beginning is great and then it becomes a different song, quite pitiful actually. I think Clapton wrote that referring to George Harrison's wife who he coveted.

Posted by: Ciampino - did the nasty at March 14, 2024 01:42 AM (qfLjt)

345 Nytol

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 01:44 AM (NLIak)

346 I do agree with Lost in Space regarding Spotify. It does spare me the inanity served up daily on live radio. Even the streaming "indie" stations get repetitive after a while, so I can just queue up one of my playlists and know there will be no unpleasantness...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 01:46 AM (szKLp)

347 I have a different take on "Layla".

The piano section at the end, is GREAT, in and unto itself.

Edit it from the original tracks, give it the right lyrics, record it as it's own "sad ballad".

It would have sold millions.

Futility. Even the original sold millions.

What's a Moron to DO?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, Tx

Posted by: Jim at March 14, 2024 01:46 AM (e6UQI)

348 When I hear Layla, all I can think of, now, is that portion of Goodfellas where all those people are found dead...

Used to really like the song. *sigh*

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 01:49 AM (njWTi)

349 Are there any women these days named Edith Keeler who are Star Trek fans? Must be awkward.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 14, 2024 01:51 AM (KAi1n)

350 305 I nominate Horse With No Name as the most irritating song ever recorded.
Posted by: mnw

I nominate "Billy Don't Be a Hero"
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy



I nominate that 4 Non Blondes song (What's going on). It needs to be nuked from orbit.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 14, 2024 01:51 AM (7Rm/F)

351 Layla was indeed Patti Boyd, who at the time was Mrs. George Harrison. She was also the inspiration for Something. IIRC, Clapton wrote Wonderful Tonight after they were finally married. Story was the song came to him as he was waiting for her to get ready so they could go out and attend some shindig

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 01:53 AM (szKLp)

352 310:For me the irritating song was Otis Redding with 'Dock of the Bay'.


His most famous song so it got lots and lots of airplay. It's easy to get tired of the same song over and over. He had some gems though. I like Otis Redding.

https://youtu.be/T0zROagSE7U?si=QvVcCktMXIOI_4jk

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 14, 2024 01:55 AM (7Rm/F)

353 LOL..wife and I were at lunch and layla came on..never realized it was the song that never ends. Wife commented on it..'this still the same song?'
Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 01:40 AM (+I6Y

Yep. Everybody remembers the great opening riff which so ultimately disappoints thanks to an ending everybody somehow forgets due to some mass psychosis voodoo. I hated all the songs I've mentioned when they came out, not just later. I took flak for daring to criticize Eric the Great. So many people didn't like 'Angie' I guess it only became popular because of the band. Holy Gaia, I hope that's the reason. Anyway, 'Hey, Jude' has the same problem as 'Layla', just without the cool opening riff. For me, popular only because of the band, not the song itself.

Because all became popular and heard far too often for civilized ears, I hate them.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 01:55 AM (emlEe)

354 Wonderful Tonight is right up there, near the top of my own "stoopid songs" list.

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Posted by: Blackstone at March 14, 2024 01:58 AM (9byfS)

356 Ok, back to paperwork for a bit

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 01:59 AM (njWTi)

357 I hate all the songs others like!!!
(shakes fist, yells at clouds)

:-)

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Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 14, 2024 02:01 AM (7Rm/F)

358 352 310:For me the irritating song was Otis Redding with 'Dock of the Bay'.


His most famous song so it got lots and lots of airplay. It's easy to get tired of the same song over and over. He had some gems though. I like Otis Redding.

The record was released after his untimely death. Damn shame. Otis Redding was going to be huge - Ray Charles and James Brown huge. The song was a breakout hit that quickly became a requiem, which accounted for much of its airplay that year..

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 02:02 AM (szKLp)

359 The record was released after his untimely death. Damn shame. Otis Redding was going to be huge - Ray Charles and James Brown huge. The song was a breakout hit that quickly became a requiem, which accounted for much of its airplay that year..
Posted by: Joe Kidd



Yep.
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Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 14, 2024 02:05 AM (7Rm/F)

360 Promised myself I was gonna read a bit afore bed...now I think just bed. Nigh Tall..

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 02:10 AM (szKLp)

361 https://youtu.be/HPxHGr4OpNo?si=xK8LyVftmDG784BR

Now for something completely different. The Hee Haw Gospel Quartet!

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 14, 2024 02:10 AM (7Rm/F)

362 330 326 I always LIKED "Bird Is the Word"-- kind of a proto-anarchist ballad.

My wife hates this one. We've been married long enough that I like it for this very reason.

Posted by: Have you heard news of a certain avian variety? at March 14, 2024 02:14 AM (I2LGJ)

363 https://youtube.com/shorts/tNA1UdwQfKk?si=v-5s5SHFrseepNVf

The Forest Gump ending in reality.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 14, 2024 02:23 AM (7Rm/F)

364 Lunch counters at Woolworth's and Ben Franklin reminds me of a delicacy greatly enjoyed by the people of Northeast Mississippi up to this very day: the slug burger.

It is a DELIGHT! You'll never quite look at any other burgers the same way again, and that's meant in a good way. Some of you may have heard of them, but if not, google Corinth MS Slug Burger Festival. By way of dispelling fears, rest assured that the "slug" in question does not belong to the land molluscs, cousins of the snail and they play zero part in the cooking or comsumption of Slug Burger enjoyers.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 02:29 AM (YlVKd)

365
HEY-yo, only 363 comments at this late hour?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 14, 2024 02:30 AM (wjjYr)

366 Now if I can get people encouraged to consume Coca Cola with a pack of Tom's Roasted Peanuts. It works best when you've got a glass Coke bottle, but any unscrewing cap Coke container can fit the bill.

By the time you're saying "Bread and Butter" to each other after you have to cease walking side-by-side and cross separately to the left or the right, then assimilation into Southern culture will be nearly complete. You'll even learn the four other meanings of "Bless your heart!" that Yankees haven't gotten rid of yet.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 02:37 AM (YlVKd)

367 365
HEY-yo, only 363 comments at this late hour?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 14, 2024 02:30 AM (wjjYr)

The clock..and comments are slooow

Posted by: Vanhalen at March 14, 2024 02:37 AM (+I6Y/)

368 Howdy all, what's up? Looks like spring here, hope I don't jinx it.

Posted by: Farmer at March 14, 2024 02:38 AM (55Qr6)

369 Surfin' Bird by the Trashmen

Posted by: SFGoth at March 14, 2024 02:40 AM (KAi1n)

370 By way of dispelling fears, rest assured that the "slug" in question does not belong to the land molluscs, cousins of the snail and they play zero part in the cooking or comsumption of Slug Burger enjoyers.
Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 02:29

Are you serious? Do ya'll put WTF on a burger?

Posted by: Farmer at March 14, 2024 02:41 AM (55Qr6)

371 Co-Cola 'n' boled peanuts....

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 02:44 AM (njWTi)

372 But, I wuz born a yankee...

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 02:46 AM (njWTi)

373 Auntie told me about mom & dad, back in the day:

Dad asked Granddad for Mom's hand in marriage. Ok, so far, so good...

Great-granddad says: What?! You mean t' tell me, you gon' marry a yankee?! An' he's a REPUBLICAN??!!!

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 02:50 AM (njWTi)

374 Farmer - absolutely no slugs, whether of the ammunition or animal world. There's a dispute over where the term came from, but the one I always heard from the oldest locals swore that the patty was built up around a slug of beef, a round cut of hamburger meat that resembled the careflly milled metal slug that folks would use to get a soft drink can out of a machine, because the slug was the same diameter as the receptacles into which legitimate coins were dropped.

As for the burger itself, it actually debuted in the 1904 World's Fair, and members of NE Mississippi's Weeks family managed to work out the recipe and were able to use it to create a unique local dish that remains celebrated every day,

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 02:51 AM (YlVKd)

375 And JQ, boiled peanuts in Cokes are appealing as well, but I've always favored opening a can of the roast peanuts and pouring them delicately into my Coke. The bubbles and the sweet savory scent, it all works together to make an enjoyable beverage far greater than its individual parts.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 02:55 AM (YlVKd)

376 EARLY EVENING

SpaceX - Falcon 9
Starlink Group 6-44 - LC-39A - KSC

SpaceX targets March 14 for a Falcon 9 launch of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Liftoff is targeted for 7:04 p.m. EDT, 23:04 UTC (00:04 CET, March 15), with backup opportunities available until 11:29 p.m. EDT.

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PRIME TIME

SpaceX - Starship Flight Test 3 - OLP-A - Starbase/Texas
Scheduled for Mar 14, 2024
The third flight test of Starship
Liftoff is targeted for 9:39 p.m. EDT (01:39 UTC, 02:39 CET, March 14).

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Note Starship launch time has changed

Posted by: Ciampino - not like the trains running on time at March 14, 2024 02:58 AM (qfLjt)

377 You definitely need an old school glass bottled-Coke for it to work best.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 02:58 AM (YlVKd)

378 You definitely need an old school glass bottled-Coke for it to work best.
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LOL, is there *any other* kind?!

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:06 AM (njWTi)

379 Or, if you're an au natural guy or gal, there's always the appealing Southern delicacy of the Honeysuckle. If you spot one in bloom down here, you can pinch off one of its blossoms and gently suck it - that will bring out a sweet nectar whose taste instantly reveals how Honeysuckle got its name. Looking for a snack? Locate one of our numerous Sweet Gum Trees and chop an axe into its trunk. Not like you're trying to cut the poor thing down, just gentle, firm chops. Two or three would be the most needed, Later that evening you can return (sometimes it takes another day for the process), and there's a sweet-smelling aromatic substance that's collected. It's instant chewing gum!

Old Santa Anna liked it so much that he dragged boxes of it with him to New York and everywhere else he lived during his time in exile from Mexican politics. Bonus! You can break a twig off the Sweet Gum tree and scrape the pith until it resembles a slight cosmetics brush - you've just made your self a sweetgum toothbrush. Mixed with baking soda and water, you can make sure that smile of yours looks as good as you want it.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:14 AM (YlVKd)

380 247 Oh also I refereed my first game of the high school season a couple days ago. The "music" that was playing over the PA system run by government employees was so offensive that even I, a Moron, was completely offended.

And then when I was asked to discuss the situation with a great person who I respect, couldn't even bring myself to repeat the lyrics.

Do not send your kids to public schools. If at all possible.
Posted by: NC Ref at March 14, 2024 12:09 AM (2xCPU)

Interesting. At the school I coached at if there was anything objectionable playing over the PA the administrators stopped it immediately.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 14, 2024 03:15 AM (L8s/5)

381 369
Surfing Bird
https://youtu.be/9Gc4QTqslN4

Posted by: Ciampino - funny only the first time at March 14, 2024 03:16 AM (qfLjt)

382 As opposed to those who build in 1/32 scale a B-17 or B-24. Waiting for the 1/32 B-52 to be released just to see if someone has to buy a whole garage to display it.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 14, 2024 12:57 AM (LftkJ)

I put together a 1/72 B-52 once. A D model. That was fun.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 14, 2024 03:17 AM (L8s/5)

383 Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:14 AM
---------

Snapdragons and Columbines also have sweet nectar!

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:17 AM (njWTi)

384 LOL, is there *any other* kind?!
Posted by: JQ

Indeed - well-said!

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:17 AM (YlVKd)

385 To go with your Honeysuckle is a honeydew melon, by far surpassing the cantaloupe.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 14, 2024 03:19 AM (KATBx)

386 And yes, Snapdragons and Columbines are a treat as well! I was going from my frame of reference growing up in the hill country of the rural South, back when "rural" meant something, as opposed to today's "We're outside the suburbs and there's some greenery" take on rural. Honeysuckle was abundant everywhere, just like figs, crab apple trees, persimmons, and muscadines, and numerous others. But for snapdragon or columbine, you'd have to make a pilgrimage to the great metropolis that was Tupelo, or to the confusing high-rise wonder that was Memphis. And that didn't happen very often.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:27 AM (YlVKd)

387 Aaaaarrrrggghh! Still working on tax papers. Jeez, what a mess.

I think our medical expenses exceed our income for 2023, or close to it. I've been hitting my savings to make up the shortages...

This sucks.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:29 AM (njWTi)

388 Mr. (may I assume?) Drake--

I live 'north' now. Honeysuckle doesn't grow happily here, nor persimmon...

We 'make do' LOL

Rural? In the true sense of the word-- yes. Cows & horses, gravel roads, wild blackberries by the roadsides.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:33 AM (njWTi)

389 Irongrampa - the Honeydew melon is a work of art. I wish I'd had the opportunity to taste it earlier on in life; as it was, I didn't encounter any until my freshman year at college. NE Mississippi is the hill country of the state, serving effectively as the foothills of the Appalachians, and a lot of their culture and ways of thinking influenced the world I grew up in - a culture that was rather different from that of our Southern neighbors not so situated.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:33 AM (YlVKd)

390 Morning, early risers and late toilers! Howzit today?

For some reason this week I've managed six hours' generally uninterrupted sleep each night, which is a good hour more than just a week or two ago. Dunno why, but I shan't question it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 14, 2024 03:38 AM (omVj0)

391 387 Aaaaarrrrggghh! Still working on tax papers. Jeez, what a mess.

I think our medical expenses exceed our income for 2023, or close to it. I've been hitting my savings to make up the shortages...

This sucks.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:29 AM (njWTi)

I'm going to have to get an extension...for me and my FIL who passed. So much fun.
https://rb.gy/6lzqjq

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 14, 2024 03:38 AM (ynpvh)

392 JQ - where you live fits my definition of "rural." My only quibble would be gravel roads - where I grew up we had dirt roads. The county supervisors would sometimes make an effort to cast some gravel around, but never to any great effect. Couple that with one lane bridges that required both vehicles to stop and work out who's going to cross first.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:38 AM (YlVKd)

393 Mornin' Wolfus!

Lucky you get that Quality Sleep!

I'm so jealous.....

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:39 AM (njWTi)

394 392 JQ - where you live fits my definition of "rural." My only quibble would be gravel roads - where I grew up we had dirt roads. The county supervisors would sometimes make an effort to cast some gravel around, but never to any great effect. Couple that with one lane bridges that required both vehicles to stop and work out who's going to cross first.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:38 AM (YlVKd)

Dad used DG (decomposed granite). When it would rain, still had issues though.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 14, 2024 03:40 AM (ynpvh)

395 Appalachia, where betimes the roads git golleywobbled agoin where they do.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 14, 2024 03:41 AM (KATBx)

396 LOL, Jim in Kali! Hahaha, triple indeed...

I have an appt w/tax prep tomorrow evening. Fine, I'll have it all sorted by then. (Yes, I'm a procrastinator, so need that kick in the ass to git 'r done)

Dad's estate is still open as well... not so difficult, as there's only a bit of income. Loose ends to tie up. And gotta get his house emptied & sold. Ugh.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:43 AM (njWTi)

397 Jim, decomposed granite sounds like a brilliant idea. Our politicos never got around to trying that. As a kid, it did have the benefit that almost any snow or ice storm would render the roads impassable, and so there were a host of Snow Days. And yes, it does snow down in the 'Sip, especially in the more elevated regions that are part of the Appalachian System.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:44 AM (YlVKd)

398 Rise and shine time

Posted by: Skip at March 14, 2024 03:46 AM (fwDg9)

399 Love the guy with the sign about getting Biden's dad a condom. If I really saw such a sign, I'd give the guy money for creativity (and honesty).

In Venice, CA, in 2014, I saw a aging hippie on a street corner with a sign, "SPACESHIP BROKEN, PLEASE HELP." If he'd been on my side of the street, and if I could have pulled over safely (man, what traffic!), I'd have given him some dough.

Dollar Tree has already become Dollar Twenty-Five Tree, and they sell a few $3, $4, and $5 items like Red Baron pizzas. It's no longer true that everything is the same price. Even so, it's my go-to for paper towels and toilet tissue, cleaning products, certain toothpastes and drug things like aspirin, etc. I'd hate if some of the stores in my area shuttered.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 14, 2024 03:46 AM (omVj0)

400 Most of the gravel has been provided by residents around here. County won't spend any $...

Beats slopping around in mud!

Residents also plow the snow, while county wanks sloughs off in the winter.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:48 AM (njWTi)

401 It snows, but the summer gets its revenge. I still think Dante's real inspiration for the vision of Hell that he presents in the Divine Comedy was from spending the three months of July, August, and September in Mississippi.

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:48 AM (YlVKd)

402 393 Mornin' Wolfus!

Lucky you get that Quality Sleep!

I'm so jealous.....
Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024


***
Hello, JQ,

Well, it is with the help of melatonin, magnesium, chamomile, and valerian root. The big assist, I think, is that "hydraulic pressure," as one of our commenters puts it, is no longer quite as much of an issue. And if I don't stir, get up and come back to bed, big black Stirling does not try to keep me awake, either. I like him to sleep with me; I don't want him leaping on me, poking with a paw at my face, etc.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 14, 2024 03:50 AM (omVj0)

403 My sis-in-law works at a Family Dollar store. They haven't released a list of closures yet, so don't know if she'll still have a job by summer.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:50 AM (njWTi)

404 401 It snows, but the summer gets its revenge. I still think Dante's real inspiration for the vision of Hell that he presents in the Divine Comedy was from spending the three months of July, August, and September in Mississippi.
Posted by: John Drake



Thanks to the USAF, I spent the summers of '88 and '90 in Biloxi, MS. It's a bit warm there. Kind of like living inside a humidifier, inside an oven. Had fun though. I dealt with the heat and humid ok. I was younger and more fit, even for a damn yankee!

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 14, 2024 03:52 AM (7Rm/F)

405 Well I'm toast. Off to bed for another exciting day.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 14, 2024 03:52 AM (ynpvh)

406 It snows, but the summer gets its revenge. I still think Dante's real inspiration for the vision of Hell that he presents in the Divine Comedy was from spending the three months of July, August, and September in Mississippi.
Posted by: John Drake
-------

Same here...

I hate summer, it's too damn hot! Got to get yard stuff done before 10am or risk heatstroke

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:52 AM (njWTi)

407 Well, I am off to bed - good night all!

Posted by: John Drake at March 14, 2024 03:52 AM (YlVKd)

408 Good night, jim in kali...

Peace and comfort to you!

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:53 AM (njWTi)

409 When I bought the place it was a dust road. Didn't know it because the weather was still cool and damp. Come summer it was dust city.
About two years later they paved the road than goodness.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 03:55 AM (hf9/t)

410 G'night, John Drake!

Glad to see you, come back soon!

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:55 AM (njWTi)

411 Posted by: Puddleglum,
------------------------

Good food, beach and casinos. Did you visit Jeff Davis house?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 03:58 AM (hf9/t)

412 The road up to our place got "paved" about 20 (?) years ago. Crappy job. Potholes all over...

Not as dusty as before, though. I'll take it!

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 03:58 AM (njWTi)

413 Hi, Puddleglum!

youtube.com/watch?v=7xxgRUyzgs0

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 04:00 AM (njWTi)

414 I've been shopping at YouGuessedIt. I don't like that search results don't precisely match the query. I understand that they want to show other things but best match to the query should come first.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 04:01 AM (hf9/t)

415 I've been shopping at YouGuessedIt. I don't like that search results don't precisely match the query. I understand that they want to show other things but best match to the query should come first.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024


***
I take it this is the site named for the big South American river, or the legendary female warriors of ancient Greece?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 14, 2024 04:02 AM (omVj0)

416 I don't like that search results don't precisely match the query.
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This is a universal problem, IMO.

Can't get relevant results from most search engines anymore. Pfft.

Posted by: JQ at March 14, 2024 04:04 AM (njWTi)

417 Noodus pixyana

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418 Yeah, I don't want any crawlers to give them any credit. I do business there because he's got the business but I have no respect for him other than he did put that selling part together. He's basically an anti-American slut. I resent doing business there but he's got the venue and no competition.

Big South American river is good it's just that I'm too lazy to type that many letters.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 04:10 AM (hf9/t)

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What a useless term. It means nothing except what those in charge decides it means.


Unless, it means Army Training:

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