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Monday Overnight Open Thread (3/25/24) White Knuckle Driving Edition

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“Officers recovered over $9,000 worth of stolen merchandise. This demonstrates the ongoing efforts of our department to combat retail theft in our city,” Roseville Police Department


Quote II

“We found that those children who teachers felt had problems with attention, peer relationships and emotional instability did end up earning less in the future, as we expected, but we were surprised to find a strong link between aggressive behaviour at school and higher earnings in later life,” Prof Emilia Del Bono


Quote III

“If you had long terms, for example, they’d have to be long. Why long? Because I don’t think you want someone who’s appointed to the Supreme Court to be thinking about his next job.” Retired SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer

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US Senate Democrats hate you. They hate me. And they hate our country. How else would you explain this vote.

The Democrats in the Senate voted unanimously against a measure that would have stopped Joe Biden from using taxpayer money to fly illegal aliens INTO the U.S.A.

Every single Dem. senator voted against Republican Bill Hagerty’s amendment to defund Biden’s efforts to import illegals using our taxes to do it.

Hagerty posted a video to X on Saturday blasting the Democrats.

“Tonight, every single Senate Democrat voted against my amendment that would stop Biden Admin from using taxpayer dollars to charter flights for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from their countries directly to American towns to be resettled,” he wrote. “Indefensible.”


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I enjoyed the following. You may or may not. If not, see last night's complaint department contact information. There may be NSFW-Language



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Smoking can kill you.

A backpacker was killed after falling from a moving train on Thailand’s notorious ‘Death Island’.

Ryan Joseph Ralph, 24, boarded the overnight train with British girlfriend Shona Morgan, 22, in Bangkok to reach the notorious Koh Tao island on Wednesday.

A couple of hours into the journey, the Canadian tourist left Shona sleeping while he went for a cigarette at the end of the carriage.


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The NFL (Ninny Football League) has moved one step closer to flag football. Pretty soon it will be as exciting as soccer. Oh boy.

RULED OUT NFL officially bans controversial tackle in major new rule change as players and fans rage over ‘flag football’
The tackle results in a drastically higher amount of injuries compared to standard tackles

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I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is the strategic maple syrup reserves are at a historic low. On the good news side, CBD is just fine with this mess.

Canada's maple syrup reserve - the world's only - has reached a 16-year low, raising questions about the future of a globally loved sweet staple in the face of climate change.

The reserve, located in Quebec, is designed to hold 133 million pounds of maple syrup at any given year.

But in 2023, the supply fell to 6.9 million pounds (3.1 million kg).

Experts link the shortage to both a rise in demand and warmer weather, which has disrupted production.

But they say that this will not affect the availability or price of maple syrup to consumers - at least for now.

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The ambulance chasers usually catch the ambulance. Wouldn't it be nice once if they got run over?

In 2018, when Mike DeWine was Ohio’s attorney general, he began investigating an obscure corner of the health care industry.

He believed that insurers were inflating prescription drug prices through management companies that operated as middlemen in the drug supply chain. There were concerns that these companies, known as pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, were fleecing agencies like Medicaid, the government-run health insurance program for the poor.

Three years later, after DeWine, a Republican, became governor of Ohio, the state announced an $88 million settlement with one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, Centene.

The case led to a nationwide reckoning for the company and its pharmacy benefit management program, as attorneys general in one state after another followed Ohio’s lead, announcing multimillion-dollar settlements and claiming credit for forcing Centene to reform its billing practices.

On the surface, it appeared that these settlements, which now total nearly $1 billion, were driven by state governments cracking down on a company that had ripped off taxpayers.

But a New York Times investigation, drawing on thousands of pages of court documents, emails and other public records in multiple states, reveals that the case against Centene was conceived and executed by a group of powerful private lawyers who used their political connections to go after millions of dollars in contingency fees.

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The ONT Musical Interlude & Fasting Emporium

No, morale has not improved.........
Another night of shuffle mix for you.....

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Handling disappointment the Genius Award winning way.


An Indiana woman is accused of holding a dryer repairman at gunpoint after he told her he couldn’t accept a warranty, police said. Reba LaJoy Wilson, 43, of Indianapolis, was arrested March 20 after police said she held a dryer repairman at gunpoint and shot at him as he tried to escape, according to a probable cause affidavit. Wilson told the man who came to fix her dryer on March 18 that a previous company said her machine was under warranty, according to court documents. The repairman said he “could not honor another company’s warranty,” documents show.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Urology Humor.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire & AceCorp, LLC. There is no truth that this feature is being traded to The Bulwark for cash and future considerations.

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1 First!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:00 PM (y9j7d)

2 You bitches just need to think this through!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 25, 2024 10:00 PM (gSZYf)

3 Moon!

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at March 25, 2024 10:00 PM (w6EFb)

4 Snow!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 25, 2024 10:00 PM (hOUT3)

5 Yo

Posted by: Muchas buchas at March 25, 2024 10:00 PM (FiEQz)

6 Yay, National Medal of Honor Day ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 25, 2024 10:00 PM (dZVON)

7 I'll get the others - nothing else to do in the hospital but read blogs.... 😊♥️

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:01 PM (y9j7d)

8 Good evening horde. Great picture (but COLD)! Have a good ONT. Now to the content...

Posted by: TRex at March 25, 2024 10:01 PM (IQ6Gq)

9 Almost first!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2024 10:01 PM (W/lyH)

10 Top pic is strangely inviting.

Posted by: javems at March 25, 2024 10:02 PM (8I4hW)

11 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief


If you managed to do this while in a hospital bed, I'm gonna be soooooo pissed!

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:02 PM (vJiyU)

12 Hate to go off-topic with the ONT so early but:

I've just started watching a series, it's old (like 8 years) but new to me -- The Man in the High Castle.

So far, it's great. Riveting. It's based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, and, like garrett, I love me some Dick.

But I have to ask:

Is this an allegory for what we're actually going through right now, somehow written 60 years in advance, adapted for the small screen back in 2015? How is this even possible?

Posted by: Pastafarian at March 25, 2024 10:04 PM (4O4h5)

13 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Urology Humor.

Pee Limit 25? Is that volume? Distance? Duration?

How about some units?

Not that kind of unit. That kind is implied.

Posted by: mikeski at March 25, 2024 10:06 PM (DgGvY)

14 13 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Urology Humor.

Pee Limit 25? Is that volume? Distance? Duration?

How about some units?

Not that kind of unit. That kind is implied.
Posted by: mikeski at March 25, 2024 10:06 PM (DgGvY)

You could ask my urologist, James I. BigFingers, MD

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (QYt/T)

15 The above picture has a Georgia O'Keefe quality to it.

(At least to my sick mind.)

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (5Vdzv)

16 Good evening morons and gratitude for mh

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (RIvkX)

17 Why is honey, ostensibly a liquid, measured in pounds?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (XV/Pl)

18 The Dems can piss off.
Likewise the UN.
Assholes all.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (W/lyH)

19 Take your worst enemy on a walk where the picture was taken, MisHum. When you come back, you'll feel better.









And they won't find him for months.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (0eaVi)

20 Looking out my window seeing a similar picture as the top one. It's cold again with snow after several days in the 60's and 70's.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 25, 2024 10:08 PM (2NHgQ)

21 https://youtu.be/nA9DlZ_Q3N4?feature=shared

And these are your lawsuits!

LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 25, 2024 10:08 PM (ufFY8)

22 I'm also fairly drunk on bourbon and sour gummies.

I have the day off tomorrow so I'll be back in Gin by tomorrow evening.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:09 PM (XV/Pl)

23 (At least to my sick mind.)

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (5Vdzv)

Great minds think alike.

Posted by: javems at March 25, 2024 10:09 PM (8I4hW)

24 What, no P. Diddy songs?

(Can you imagine the reaction if you did that for real, MisHum? I think I am in my trouble maker era)

Posted by: Piper at March 25, 2024 10:09 PM (ZdaMQ)

25 Sorry I'm late, the capybara "borrowed" my hairbrush.

Posted by: tankdemon at March 25, 2024 10:09 PM (g2GJ9)

26 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Urology Humor.

Don't be a dick.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:09 PM (5Vdzv)

27 Thank you for the ONT MisHum! Even if some of the headlines infuriate me.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:10 PM (vJiyU)

28 The Man in the High Castle.

So far, it's great. Riveting. It's based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, and, like garrett, I love me some Dick.

But I have to ask:

Is this an allegory for what we're actually going through right now, somehow written 60 years in advance, adapted for the small screen back in 2015? How is this even possible?
Posted by: Pastafarian at March 25, 2024 10:04 PM (4O4h5)
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In my opinion, it's just a story.
I didn't like it much.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2024 10:10 PM (W/lyH)

29 Thanks for the dandy ONT, Mis Hum!

Lovely photo up top, hope that's not the reference for the white knuckle driving. Great tune behind it too.

Love the urology sign! FIL was a urologist... it's a true calling in life and requires a healthy sense of humor.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 25, 2024 10:11 PM (U3L4U)

30

Do NOT DDG Shona Morgan with image Safe Search 'off'... Just. DON'T!

Posted by: Dirty Frank at March 25, 2024 10:11 PM (qz4lb)

31 Who is this "P Diddy" guy? Never heard of him. "Puff Daddy?" Nope. Never heard of him either.

Posted by: Sean Combs at March 25, 2024 10:11 PM (IQ6Gq)

32 I also read A Little Golden Book edition of Jaws to the 6 year old grandson.

Bruce comes across as much friendlier in the edition.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:11 PM (XV/Pl)

33 That pee limit, is it for 72 hours or what?

Posted by: Eromero at March 25, 2024 10:11 PM (NxC5+)

34 Oh yeah, content.

Posted by: Deplorable Minion at March 25, 2024 10:12 PM (dj1Iz)

35 Why is honey, ostensibly a liquid, measured in pounds?
Posted by: Thomas Bender

In other news of the weird, LBGTQWERTY groups have secured their own url prefix:

C:###

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:12 PM (5Vdzv)

36 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief

If you managed to do this while in a hospital bed, I'm gonna be soooooo pissed!
Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:02 PM (vJiyU)


Sorry to have to tell you this, but....

Still here. Thought I might be going home tomorrow, but there is a pesky fly in the ointment. If they keep me less than 48 hours, there are insurance contingencies that kick in (which doesn't apply to me, 'cuz I am still on a private plan for the next 18 months or so), so they can't/won't put an IV in.

On the other hand, the 2 surgeons who saw my results from the culture done on my wounds earlier today both seem to want me on IV antibiotics, so we will see what happens tomorrow.

Since I am feeling fine otherwise, I was hoping to be home in my own bed no later than tomorrow night. Looks like I might be twiddling my thumbs a little while longer (not to mention how much I HATE having needles in my arm - I wouldn't be a very good drug addict 🤣🤣🤣

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:12 PM (y9j7d)

37 When I (fInally) finished The Man In The High Castle, I breathed a sigh of relief. Then I thought "That wasn't a very good book." Philip Dick isn't a bad writer, but that one was NOT good. JMHO, of course.

Nice ONT, Mis Hum! Thank the good Lord there is SOME maple syrup left; I gotta have waffles tomorrow. CBD, you can come on out west to share!

Posted by: LRob in OK at March 25, 2024 10:13 PM (TSQkU)

38 I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.

Posted by: Bruce the Shark at March 25, 2024 10:13 PM (IQ6Gq)

39 Top pic is beautiful, MisHum.

Glad our snow is gone and temps are up (well, above freezing, if only just barely)

Damn pellet stove is broke down again. #$%^&*&^ but at least I have spare motor. Grrrr.

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2024 10:13 PM (njWTi)

40 Cool pic up top, MH. Snow so wet here it clogged the snowblower. Old school shoveling and I was sweating like a conservative in a liberal judge’s courtroom.

Posted by: scampydog at March 25, 2024 10:14 PM (41CYW)

41 Blaming low stocks in the Maple Syrup Reserve on Global Warming is pretty weak sauce. We have had several exceedingly cold winters in Canada lately. I blame corruption in Quebec, a notoriously corrupt province.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 10:14 PM (tkR6S)

42 US Senate Democrats hate you. They hate me. And they hate our country. How else would you explain this vote.

Occam's Razor says they hate us.

But don't discount Epstein's Razor: any leftward political decision can be attributed to blackmail.

Posted by: mikeski notes that Epstein's island didn't need many razors at March 25, 2024 10:15 PM (DgGvY)

43 Best wishes, Teresa in FT.

Posted by: TRex at March 25, 2024 10:15 PM (IQ6Gq)

44 demokkkrats: driven by hate.

Posted by: FINGERS at March 25, 2024 10:15 PM (lnw9s)

45 10 Top pic is strangely inviting.
Posted by: javems


Yeah, it's lovely as long as you aren't driving on it. Snow that's packed down like that turns to ice.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (0Htd1)

46 According to my trail cam, a monster bobcat strolled through the backyard last night. I found a few scattered squirrel pieces/parts this morning.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (5Vdzv)

47 Theresa, let us know if you need help escaping the hospital. I’ve been there several times, and start planning escapes around the third day - no matter my actual condition.

I think the Morons and Ettes probably have the skills to pull it off.

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (VNX3d)

48 40 Cool pic up top, MH. Snow so wet here it clogged the snowblower. Old school shoveling and I was sweating like a conservative in a liberal judge’s courtroom.
Posted by: scampydog at March 25, 2024 10:14 PM (41CYW)

We had 8-9" of wet sloppy snow last night.
Chuck The Plow-Truck has had an easy winter and handled it well.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (QYt/T)

49 Hey, Tonypete! I was lurking among the mouth breathers today and saw your reference to the book of Isaih. In my not-too-lengthy retirement speech when I retired from the Air Force, I quoted those lines exactly. Then I told the slow leaks around me to get the hell out if they didn't like it.

Posted by: LRob in OK at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (TSQkU)

50 Evenin'

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (sAmhv)

51 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief

Sorry to hear this. I'm sure all of us on the blog are wearing out the prayer lines for your recovery....the upside is maybe you'll score another first! {{{}}}

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (vJiyU)

52 Quote 2 says bullies prosper.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 25, 2024 10:17 PM (63Dwl)

53 Canada's maple syrup reserve - the world's only - has reached a 16-year low, raising questions about the future of a globally loved sweet staple in the face of climate change.

Don't worry. I'm here for you.

Posted by: Karo at March 25, 2024 10:18 PM (0eaVi)

54 32 I also read A Little Golden Book edition of Jaws to the 6 year old grandson.

Bruce comes across as much friendlier in the edition.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:11 PM (XV/Pl)

Speaking of Little Golden Books …

I was at Wegmans the other day. As I was checking out, I glanced over and noticed a whole assortment of LGBs.
One in particular caught my eye: The Little Golden Book’s story of the life of Colin fucking Powell !!!

I ask you, why … ?

Posted by: browndog stood, slack jawed at March 25, 2024 10:18 PM (TTAGa)

55 Years ago, the cute little ball of fur girl kitten that we got was named "Puff" by our daughters.

One day not too long after that, we noticed a couple of little protuberances on Miss Puff's backside....

And "she" was renamed "Puff Daddy" 🤣🤣🤣

My word as a Biden.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:18 PM (y9j7d)

56 Good evening all. Teresa why are you in the hospital?

Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer at March 25, 2024 10:18 PM (iF0sF)

57 Why, just today was at the urologist.

**not to mention how much I HATE having needles in my arm **

You and me, sister. But April 5th surgery mandates. I'm such a coward

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at March 25, 2024 10:18 PM (MPQZ2)

58 In my not-too-lengthy retirement speech when I retired from the Air Force, I quoted those lines exactly. Then I told the slow leaks around me to get the hell out if they didn't like it.
Posted by: LRob

Nice! I was at an 'A' School graduation for FMF Corpsman where a Master Chief did the same. It brought down the house.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:18 PM (5Vdzv)

59 Yeah, lawyers cut and contingency. What else? Relax, it’s a rhetorical question. Make a list yourself.

Posted by: Deplorable Minion at March 25, 2024 10:19 PM (dj1Iz)

60 Aww, youse guys started without me.

Howdy, y'all. Is the post any good tonight? Let me check...
😉

Posted by: mindful webworker - over easy at March 25, 2024 10:19 PM (WY1wZ)

61 For you who have forgotten:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
"Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"
And I said,
"Here I am. Send me."

-- Isaiah 6:8

Posted by: LRob in OK at March 25, 2024 10:19 PM (TSQkU)

62 Why is honey, ostensibly a liquid, measured in pounds?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (XV/Pl)

Because you could grow old and gray waiting for the measuring cup to fill?

Aviation fuel is measured by weight, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 10:20 PM (tkR6S)

63 I must be an adrenaline junkie, because I looked at the top picture and what immediately came to mind was Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart."

Posted by: there's probably something wrong with pookysgirl at March 25, 2024 10:20 PM (dtlDP)

64 @54

>>I ask you, why … ?

Because affirmative action warmongers need their stories told too?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:20 PM (XV/Pl)

65 "I'm sure all of us on the blog are wearing out the prayer lines"

Is there a line? Maybe I'll come back later.

j/k, prayers for your speedy recovery!

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at March 25, 2024 10:20 PM (w6EFb)

66 Don't worry. I'm here for you.
Posted by: Karo

My Grammi swore by King brand syrup. She put that in everything.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:21 PM (5Vdzv)

67 Delayed posting because I'm crying laughing at the Jon Lovitz Bill Burr back and forth.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 10:22 PM (GzpNE)

68 I'm sure all of us on the blog are wearing out the prayer lines for your recovery....the upside is maybe you'll score another first! {{{}}}
Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (vJiyU)


Much appreciated! I'm not too worried, though - if you guys knew how many times I have been in the hospital over my lifetime, you would be shocked. And I'm still kickin' 😊♥️🤪

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:22 PM (y9j7d)

69 64 @54

>>I ask you, why … ?

Because affirmative action warmongers need their stories told too?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:20 PM (XV/Pl)

What about me?

Posted by: Zombie John McCain at March 25, 2024 10:22 PM (QYt/T)

70 Looks like the road to Radium Springs from the Banff side. What say you AOP?

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:22 PM (vJiyU)

71 @62

>>Because you could grow old and gray waiting for the measuring cup to fill?

I rate this plausible.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:23 PM (XV/Pl)

72 55 And "she" was renamed "Puff Daddy" 🤣🤣🤣

My word as a Biden.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at

I love this! And hope you get out of there soon!

Posted by: Piper at March 25, 2024 10:23 PM (ZdaMQ)

73 67 Delayed posting because I'm crying laughing at the Jon Lovitz Bill Burr back and forth.
Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 10:22 PM (GzpNE)

Yay, at least one Moron besides myself thought it was funny

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 25, 2024 10:23 PM (QYt/T)

74 67 Delayed posting because I'm crying laughing at the Jon Lovitz Bill Burr back and forth.
Posted by: polynikes



I'll watch it later. I started to watch it and it was to pro's destroying each other, amusingly.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 10:24 PM (sAmhv)

75 Bill Burr takes it up the butt!

Posted by: John L at March 25, 2024 10:24 PM (SYTee)

76 @69

>>What about me?

Posted by: Zombie John McCain at March 25, 2024 10:22 PM (QYt/T)

Ersatz Grandpa Bender: Sit down kids and let grandpa tell you about Senator John McCain and his plane mishap and about how he and his friends robbed savings and loans.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:25 PM (XV/Pl)

77 Is this an allegory for what we're actually going through right now, somehow written 60 years in advance, adapted for the small screen back in 2015? How is this even possible?
Posted by: Pastafarian at March 25, 2024 10:04 PM (4O4h5)


PK Dick was a borderline bipolar who self medicated with amphetamines and had serious problems with identifying reality. He was a very chaotic person and most of his work has to do with anomie and alienation made real. MITHC is a story within a story, with the McGuffin being a writer who was writing an alternate history of WWII that was actually our reality.
I suspect the series is "whatever some writer room wanted to make of it to reaffirm their political bias" sort of Rorschach

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2024 10:25 PM (D7oie)

78 Is there a line? Maybe I'll come back later.

j/k, prayers for your speedy recovery!
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist

Rodney Dangerfield: "I called the suicide prevention line, they put me on hold."

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:25 PM (vJiyU)

79 Happy-ish Monday Evening, all y’all …

Posted by: Adriane the Helpful Critic . . . at March 25, 2024 10:25 PM (4Winp)

80 >>>> Aviation fuel is measured by weight, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------------------

Canada Air brought that about.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 25, 2024 10:25 PM (X9NGp)

81 75 Bill Burr takes it up the butt!
Posted by: John L



I didn't have any issue with Jews, then I met you.

Posted by: B Burr at March 25, 2024 10:26 PM (sAmhv)

82 Billburr is the dumbest and gayest of the hobbits.

Posted by: JRR Tolkien's Refuse Bin at March 25, 2024 10:26 PM (X5tRe)

83 12

'Is this an allegory for what we're actually going through ..., adapted for the small screen back in 2015? How is this even possible?'

It isn't. It's just a Bizarro world take on post WWII America.

I thought the series was very watchable and the lead characters compelling.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at March 25, 2024 10:27 PM (roH4R)

84 Thank you for the ONT MisHum!
I'm late to the party as we went out to get ice cream. It was good!

Teresa, take the IV if you can get it. Pill have to be absorbed, IVs go straight to the problem areas.

Prayers continue.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 25, 2024 10:27 PM (HF85l)

85 Why is honey, ostensibly a liquid, measured in pounds?

You know Descartes' "Meditations," right? The one with him thinking and therefore I-aming? Read on to the end of that first page, and the first thing he goes into is the changeable nature of...honey.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 25, 2024 10:27 PM (zdLoL)

86 Looks like I might be twiddling my thumbs a little while longer (not to mention how much I HATE having needles in my arm - I wouldn't be a very good drug addict 🤣🤣🤣
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief


I hate needles also. The last time I had been in the hospital for something, the enthusiastic intern asked me if I wanted to watch him put the IV in. I said nope.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 10:28 PM (0Htd1)

87 Re Man in the High Castle -- Season 1 great; season 2 pretty good; season 3 sucked.

Posted by: Angzarr the Cromulent at March 25, 2024 10:28 PM (XMwZJ)

88 No, moral has not improved....

Not gonna say anything. Wouldn't wanna be nitpickly.
🙄

Posted by: mindful webworker - morrel? at March 25, 2024 10:29 PM (WY1wZ)

89 Looks like the road to Radium Springs from the Banff side. What say you AOP?
Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:22 PM (vJiyU)

Could be. Some vistas along the Rogers Pass section of the Trans Canada highway look like that. Pretty sure a telephoto lens was used there. You could find similar vistas along Rocky Mountain roads all the way from Alaska to New Mexico.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 10:29 PM (tkR6S)

90 I read once that Philip K Dick was in the hospital. Don't recall why but the dude was a mess. None other than Robert Heinlein helped him out. An odd couple if there ever was one.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 10:29 PM (sAmhv)

91 She shot him and rightfully so. When she gets out, she shouldn't have trouble with her auto repair shop!

Posted by: White Punk at March 25, 2024 10:29 PM (6rrgz)

92 Yay, at least one Moron besides myself thought it was funny
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 25, 2024 10:23 PM (QYt/T)

I'm sure there are others with the correct sense of humor😀.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 10:30 PM (GzpNE)

93 Chuck The Plow-Truck has had an easy winter and handled it well.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

I read that as in chuck the plow-truck in to the lake, initially.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (HF85l)

94 I had IV antibiotics last week. Five straight days and they didn't leave my port accessed so I got poked 5 times. Then I have chemo tomorrow. Oh joy.

Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (iF0sF)

95 I don't much mind needles. That said, when they start looking at the very Prominent veins in the back of my hands I get VERY testy.

Posted by: madtom at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (go+84)

96 I hate needles also. The last time I had been in the hospital for something, the enthusiastic intern asked me if I wanted to watch him put the IV in. I said nope.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 10:28 PM (0Htd1)


I told the nurses that they were a dab hand at the IVs, that they EMTs treated them like my veins were the white whale and they had the one chance to harpoon it.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (D7oie)

97 nothing else to do in the hospital but read blogs.... 😊♥️
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas


Blogs, plural? There are others?

Posted by: mindful webworker - morrel? at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (WY1wZ)

98 I didn't finish The Man in the High Castle. Not sure what season I stopped at. The first two were really good though. I might have stopped in the middle of season 3. Once I'm done with The Expanse, maybe I'll rewatch TMINHC. I'm on Season 6 which is the final season for The Expanse.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (sAmhv)

99 Jewells, I had a slight - but not uncommon - issue with the surgery I had earlier this month (part of my Lipedema Reconstruction Tour). After I got home, the incisions in both of my armpits opened up and started acting mean (this after staying an extra week and a half in California).

Yesterday, I called an audible and made Paul take me to the ER just to be safe. After blood tests showed that I had an I section, they kept me for a 48 hour observation. Cultures on the open wounds (now covered with sterile dressings) came back positive for infection today, so I am in a holding pattern until tomorrow, when they decide what to do with me.

Thankfully, we only live a few blocks from the hospital, so if I need to be busted out, I can call hubs and tell him to come get me 😊♥️

I'm gonna be fine; this is just a minor setback. Still on track for Surgery #3 to take place in mid- to late-June!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (y9j7d)

100 This spring storm dumped more snow on us than all winter combined.

Posted by: davidt at March 25, 2024 10:32 PM (SYTee)

101 IV in the arm. No problem at all . IV on the top of the hand or wrist me no likey one bit.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 10:32 PM (GzpNE)

102 46 According to my trail cam, a monster bobcat strolled through the backyard last night. I found a few scattered squirrel pieces/parts this morning.
Posted by: Tonypete


That reminds me, the season is coming upon us where some imbecile rabbit will have its baby rabbit nest in my beagle's fenced in yard.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 10:32 PM (0Htd1)

103 One of my main teachers is leaving for Italy for 2 weeks tomorrow, so my days are going to be bananas. Need to get some sleep. Good night, y’all!

Posted by: Piper at March 25, 2024 10:32 PM (ZdaMQ)

104 Villainy wears many masks
None so dangerous
As the mask of Virtue

Posted by: Son of Dad at March 25, 2024 10:32 PM (8JB5s)

105 Heinlein was a good heart, he bought Dick a typewriter and may have fronted him some money. He thought writers should help each other since people helped him and Dick was clearly a writer.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2024 10:32 PM (D7oie)

106 Just finished the Lovitz Burr video.

Pretty funny.

Gotta give the win to Lovitz, though Burr had a few good ones.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 25, 2024 10:32 PM (ufFY8)

107 Rodney Dangerfield: "I called the suicide prevention line, they put me on hold."
Posted by: Some Rat


Hillary calls them to place orders.

Posted by: mikeski at March 25, 2024 10:33 PM (DgGvY)

108 Canada Air brought that about.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 25, 2024 10:25 PM (X9NGp)

that was confusion between pounds of fuel and kilograms of fuel, IIRC. They thought they took on X kilos of fuel, but it was X pounds, less than half as much. Oopsie!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 10:33 PM (tkR6S)

109 Dick didn't know how to end the story.

The TV series is a horrible distortion and extension of the story. They did a terrible job with it.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 25, 2024 10:33 PM (RIvkX)

110 Jewells - hang tough, OK? Prayers always up for you and yours.

Posted by: LRob in OK at March 25, 2024 10:34 PM (TSQkU)

111 Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer


{{{Jewells!!!!!}}} WONDERFUL to see you! Missed ya buddy!

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:34 PM (vJiyU)

112 $9K worth of Spam is a buttload of Spam. I still have a few cases Y2K Spam ( ate a can few days ago, it’s fine).

Posted by: Eromero at March 25, 2024 10:34 PM (NxC5+)

113 that was confusion between pounds of fuel and kilograms of fuel, IIRC. They thought they took on X kilos of fuel, but it was X pounds, less than half as much. Oopsie!

Great job by the pilots, though.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2024 10:34 PM (YAtuc)

114 Oh gosh girl I will be praying all goes well!

Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer at March 25, 2024 10:35 PM (iF0sF)

115 AOC has upgraded January 6th from "insurrection" to "terrorist attack".

Please update your rhetoric accordingly.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2024 10:36 PM (YAtuc)

116 88 No, moral has not improved....

Not gonna say anything. Wouldn't wanna be nitpickly.
🙄
Posted by: mindful webworker - morrel? at March 25, 2024 10:29 PM (WY1wZ)

How would you like to be banned?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 25, 2024 10:36 PM (QYt/T)

117 Some Rat!! Good to see you too.. missed you last year.

Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer at March 25, 2024 10:36 PM (iF0sF)

118 I never made it to Season 3 of High Castle. The ads for it were retch-inducing, made it seem like some kind of progressive agit prop, and I didn't much care for first two seasons, except for Rufus Sewell, who is good in everything.

Posted by: Drugs Did PKD at March 25, 2024 10:36 PM (X5tRe)

119 $9K worth of Spam is a buttload of Spam. I still have a few cases Y2K Spam ( ate a can few days ago, it’s fine).
Posted by: Eromero

Truth be told - how would we even know if it had spoiled?

I have a few cans in my stockpile also.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:37 PM (5Vdzv)

120 o I don't much mind needles. That said, when they start looking at the very Prominent veins in the back of my hands I get VERY testy.
Posted by: madtom at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (go+84)


Meh, you get used to it. My arm veins were destroyed by an IV medication this one visit. Now my arm veins are like an 80-year-old heroin addict. They often 'dry up' in the middle of the whole thing, requiring multiple pokes. That doesn't happen with the back of the hand. Oh yeah, and monthly blood jabs.

Posted by: RickZ at March 25, 2024 10:37 PM (emlEe)

121 LRob thank you.

Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer at March 25, 2024 10:37 PM (iF0sF)

122 Great job by the pilots, though.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2024 10:34 PM (YAtuc)

Root cause: Turdo the First's totally pointless adoption of the metric system for Canada.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 10:38 PM (tkR6S)

123 94 I had IV antibiotics last week. Five straight days and they didn't leave my port accessed so I got poked 5 times. Then I have chemo tomorrow. Oh joy.
Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (iF0sF)


MUCH bigger prayers being said for you, sweet lady! I hope everything goes well for you.

(Reminds self to quit bitching about my little problems...)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:38 PM (y9j7d)

124 She's got a great saw!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X4Roc2TjSs

Posted by: Vincent Hannah at March 25, 2024 10:38 PM (SYTee)

125 At his best, Philip K. Dick was amazing. I’d definitely recommend The Divine Invasion. Also, check out either The Best of Philip K. Dick (1978) or The Collected Stories Volume 5: We Can Remember It For You Wholesale for his short stories.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2024 10:38 PM (EXyHK)

126 I'm not a big fan of IVs, but what really bothers me are those damn stickys for the EKGs. I've lost a couple of pounds of hair to those damned things.

Posted by: buddhaha at March 25, 2024 10:38 PM (pUEW7)

127 115 AOC has upgraded January 6th from "insurrection" to "terrorist attack".

Please update your rhetoric accordingly.
Posted by: The ARC of History!



She's a useful tool. For now.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 10:39 PM (sAmhv)

128 "The Democrats in the Senate voted unanimously against a measure that would have stopped Joe Biden from using taxpayer money to fly illegal aliens INTO the U.S.A."

Further evidence on why there can be no agreement with the treasonous Dems on more border funding and security. They are not the least bit interested in reducing the flow and will twist and/or ignore any provision that actually does some good into just more aid for the illegals. The only solution is to get them out of office.

Posted by: Ripley at March 25, 2024 10:39 PM (PTDkx)

129 Prayers continue, Teresa in Fort Worth! Keep that positive attitude and you will be home in no time! Prayers for your dear hubs too, and for strength to be on standby to bust you out if need be.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 25, 2024 10:40 PM (U3L4U)

130 My most white knuckle driving was at night in the middle of a snow storm on the Taconic Parkway east of 84 heading toward the city. Cliffs on one side on this curvy parkway with just a metal railing separating you from oncoming traffic . Headlights blinding you, snow blinding you , hidden curves that you're unfamiliar with as it's the first time on the section of the Taconic. I didn't think I was going to make it.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 10:40 PM (GzpNE)

131 Saying prayers for jewells and Teresa

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 25, 2024 10:40 PM (RIvkX)

132 >>>"We found that those children who teachers felt had problems with attention, peer relationships and emotional instability did end up earning less in the future, as we expected, but we were surprised to find a strong link between aggressive behaviour at school and higher earnings in later life," Prof Emilia Del Bono

That lunch money adds up after a while.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 25, 2024 10:40 PM (klJTj)

133 Some Rat!! Good to see you too.. missed you last year.
Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer

Needed to take Sainted Mother to Disneyworld....I will regale you with THAT story in Texas this year!

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:40 PM (vJiyU)

134 I guess it must be the hospital blocking all of the videos linked here. Bastiges....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:41 PM (y9j7d)

135 Ukrainian politicians have been grappling with the idea of "mass mobilization" into the army for months, as they run short of soldiers.

The problem is that they have been largely drafting people in rural areas, non-Ukrainian speakers, and the working classes.

People from politically connected families in Kiev and elsewhere, not so much.

So, the latest proposal is to have a universal draft, but do it like the United States did in the Civil War - you can buy your way out.

That should go over well.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2024 10:41 PM (YAtuc)

136 Well the pain medications are kicking in. I'll try to stop in tomorrow. Night all. Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer at March 25, 2024 10:42 PM (iF0sF)

137 Gotta give the win to Lovitz, though Burr had a few good ones.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 25, 2024 10:32 PM (ufFY

Most definitely imo.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 10:43 PM (GzpNE)

138
The "guest wifi" at the hospitals an rehab places around here didn't do much blocking I noticed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 25, 2024 10:43 PM (w6EFb)

139 67 Delayed posting because I'm crying laughing at the Jon Lovitz Bill Burr

Jesus, I hope they really are friends. A lot of people would take those insults seriously.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at March 25, 2024 10:43 PM (roH4R)

140 Man in the High Castle - never read it. Found the series' first season intriguing alt history, with an unexpected twist at the end. Based on Moron comments, didn't watch s2. Guess I wasn't that intrigued.

Posted by: mindful webworker - so much to watch, so little time at March 25, 2024 10:43 PM (WY1wZ)

141 And tangentially related to PKD, if you want to read a weirdly prophetic story, read the book that provided the title for the film adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Alan E. Nourse’s Blade Runner.

“There’s nothing personal about it, it’s just part of their policy.”
“Well, it may not be personal to them, but it’s plenty personal to me.”

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2024 10:43 PM (EXyHK)

142 According to my trail cam, a monster bobcat strolled through the backyard last night. I found a few scattered squirrel pieces/parts this morning.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2024 10:16 PM (5Vdzv)


Send it over my way. Those damned tree rats are multiplying here.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2024 10:43 PM (W/lyH)

143 >>“If you had long terms, for example, they’d have to be long. Why long? Because I don’t think you want someone who’s appointed to the Supreme Court to be thinking about his next job.”

This has always been a stupid reason for lifetime appointments to the court. Judges aren't gods, they are just ordinary people making important decisions like any politician. Their decisions have long term consequences but so do the decisions of politicians. There is no justification for keeping people on the court for life. Some of them, many of them, turn out to be dumbasses or activists and pretending there is any real recourse to remove them is a lie.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2024 10:43 PM (LkLld)

144 Saying prayers for jewells and Teresa
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 25, 2024 10:40 PM (RIvkX)

Ditto

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 10:44 PM (GzpNE)

145 I'm sure there are others with the correct sense of humor😀.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 10:30 PM (GzpNE)

That would be me, I think Bill Burr's funny. I hope he never loses that accent, it just makes his assholery even more believable.

Posted by: pookysgirl kept her sense of humor, thank goodness at March 25, 2024 10:44 PM (dtlDP)

146 Well the pain medications are kicking in. I'll try to stop in tomorrow. Night all. Stay safe.
Posted by: Jewells45fuckcancer

Heh, reading your posts while you're loopy from pain meds might be pretty entertaining.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 10:44 PM (vJiyU)

147 Rodney Dangerfield: "I called the suicide prevention line, they put me on hold."
Posted by: Some Rat

Hillary calls them to place orders.
Posted by: mikeski

They asked me if I could drive a truck.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 25, 2024 10:44 PM (HF85l)

148 Reposting this as it merits discussion. I wonder if Trump47 could have her minutely investigated and made penniless?
All this made me really angry.


In June of 2011, Letitia James filed for a Modified Morgage, as Laura Loomer reported, she cried poverty and said she could not pay her mortgage.

https://tinyurl.com/59dp7k2s

Now, here is what I did not know, Letitia James also owns property all over New York. Look at the stock holdings. Her home is in Brooklyn where she has her primary home and a condo.

https://tinyurl.com/yrmbuwvt


https://tinyurl.com/yrz3mprb

NY AG Letitia James Failed To Disclose Six Figure, Dark Money Loan Possibly Tied To Anti-Trump Media Operatives

https://tinyurl.com/bk38bshv

Here is the fucking hammer, George Soros's son,

https://tinyurl.com/emmh4a4p

Posted by: Ciampino - The skank of New York at March 25, 2024 10:45 PM (qfLjt)

149
Now, their internal private networks are locked down tighter than a drum.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 25, 2024 10:45 PM (w6EFb)

150 Back of the hand is .... well, OK for surgery a'cause it comes out after. For IV in Hosp is a definite "over my dead body". (which is too close to call most times)

Posted by: madtom at March 25, 2024 10:46 PM (go+84)

151 I don’t recall specifically stopping watching The Man in the High Castle, I just never finished it. It did inspire me to read the book, which I thoroughly enjoyed. And it really highlights how deep into his fiction he got. Toward the beginning one of the characters is the alternate history in which FDR was not assassinated in 1933. Our history, right? But then this author has FDR not run for office in 1940. Of course, someone writing a simple fiction in a world where FDR died in his first term would never think that FDR would break the gentlemen’s prohibition on running for more than two terms.

Another character, living under German rule in New York, believes that every eight years the Americans kicked out their president “no matter how qualified”, not able to comprehend that every eight years the president voluntarily stepped down. In many ways this book is a celebration of the American system that existed up to that time.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2024 10:48 PM (EXyHK)

152 The problem is that they have been largely drafting people in rural areas, non-Ukrainian speakers, and the working classes.

People from politically connected families in Kiev and elsewhere, not so much.

So, the latest proposal is to have a universal draft, but do it like the United States did in the Civil War - you can buy your way out.

That should go over well.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2024 10:41 PM (YAtuc)

Volodymir, have I got a deal for you!

Posted by: Greg Abbott at March 25, 2024 10:49 PM (tkR6S)

153 “If you had long terms, for example, they’d have to be long. Why long? Because I don’t think you want someone who’s appointed to the Supreme Court to be thinking about his next job.”

Let me offer a dfferent way to handle this.

9 Justices, 9 year terms so one up each year. At any point a majority of state legislatures can vote to remove a justice and 26 yeah votes removes him.

Oh, and double the current salary for a justice but they are taxed at a rate of 100% for anything higher then that for the next 10 years after leaving office.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 25, 2024 10:49 PM (ibTVg)

154 Pee limit ...
this rationing is getting out of hand!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 25, 2024 10:49 PM (TirNb)

155 Man in the High Castle - never read it. Found the series' first season intriguing alt history, with an unexpected twist at the end. Based on Moron comments, didn't watch s2. Guess I wasn't that intrigued.

The book is great, the series, not so much.

Unlike the series, there was no powerful anti-fascist "underground" in the book - the war had been over for twenty years, after all.

Who knew that Hollywood could ruin a literary work? /s

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2024 10:50 PM (YAtuc)

156 >>That would be me, I think Bill Burr's funny. I hope he never loses that accent, it just makes his assholery even more believable.

Heh, yeah.
That accent's not going anywhere. You can't fake it(many actors have tried and failed).

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2024 10:52 PM (6IDWi)

157 Teresa, why are you in the hospital?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 25, 2024 10:52 PM (TirNb)

158 Who knew that Hollywood could ruin a literary work? /s

“While we haven’t stuck to the letter of The Stranger, we think that Camus fans will be thrilled by the car chases, killer androids, and giant dinosaurs!”—Christopher Morton

Although to be honest, that would probably improve The Stranger.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2024 10:52 PM (EXyHK)

159 >>> that was confusion between pounds of fuel and kilograms of fuel, IIRC. They thought they took on X kilos of fuel, but it was X pounds, less than half as much. Oopsie!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------------------

Yeah, but ex-glider pilot William Devane brought the baby in.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 25, 2024 10:59 PM (X9NGp)

160 157 Teresa, why are you in the hospital?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at
March 25, 2024 10:52 PM (TirNb)


99) Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:31 PM (y9j7d)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 10:59 PM (y9j7d)

161 119 $9K worth of Spam is a buttload of Spam. I still have a few cases Y2K Spam ( ate a can few days ago, it’s fine).
Posted by: Eromero


Spam is one of my shameful vices. I like a Spam sandwich. Fry a couple of slices and put mustard on the bread. It has to be Spam though, not some cheap knockoff.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 10:59 PM (0Htd1)

162 >>“While we haven’t stuck to the letter of The Stranger, we think that Camus fans will be thrilled by the car chases, killer androids, and giant dinosaurs!”—Christopher Morton


And the bada$$ grrrlboss lead character?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2024 11:00 PM (6IDWi)

163 "The Democrats in the Senate voted unanimously against a measure that would have stopped Joe Biden from using taxpayer money to fly illegal aliens INTO the U.S.A."

I suspect it's mostly to do with it being an election year. Can't give the GOP a win, and have to present a united front.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 25, 2024 11:00 PM (F4bAW)

164 Sorry - meant to say "See Comment #99, vmom!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 11:01 PM (y9j7d)

165 I profoundly disagree with those who oppose the new NFL rule outlawing "hip/roll tackles." Most NFL fans (moi) won't even notice this change.

These tackles have "spinal injury/CTE" written all over them. Anybody want to go back to those halcyon days before the concussion protocol?

When Chris Jones hits a QB at full speed next seasaon, as he is wont to do, I assure you no-one will think they're watching flag football.

Posted by: KC Wolf (mnw) at March 25, 2024 11:01 PM (NLIak)

166 This is only the third time this season I've used the snow blower. Snow changed to rain some time in the night. Made for extremely wet, sloppy snow.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 25, 2024 11:01 PM (F4bAW)

167 154 Pee limit ...
this rationing is getting out of hand!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 25, 2024 10:49 PM (TirNb)
----
Well for men 'out of hand' fits but ladies?

Posted by: Ciampino - James The skank of New York at March 25, 2024 11:01 PM (qfLjt)

168 Let's see if this works:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=408926#c39475476

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 11:02 PM (y9j7d)

169 I'm still a strong advocate for an Amendment that makes all Federal positions , Appointed or Elected have a mandatory retirement age of 74. If elected prior to turning 74 you can serve out your term.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 11:03 PM (GzpNE)

170 How would you like to be banned?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Geez, MH. I've let you down again. Thanks for the subtle reminder to never try to be even humorously helpful to you.
🫣

Posted by: mindful webworker - gulp at March 25, 2024 11:03 PM (WY1wZ)

171 Although to be honest, that would probably improve The Stranger.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair

To give Camus his due, though, he did have an epiphany later in life that moved him away from the Stalinists and the hardcore Marxists, and you can see it in some of his later literary output. Kinda like Orwell and Dos Passos. Or it could just have been that he finally had enough of Sartre's company. That guy...geez.

Posted by: John Drake at March 25, 2024 11:03 PM (3Gdb3)

172 99 Teresa in FW

Prayers up. Hang in there!

Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2024 11:04 PM (NLIak)

173 Let's see if this works:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=408926#c39475476
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 11:02 PM (y9j7d)

......................

Worked in edge....went right to comment 99

Posted by: Outside of Life at March 25, 2024 11:04 PM (89Sog)

174 25 mph?!?! I’m 65 so I’m never even getting close to that speed limit.

Posted by: Dot Dash Dash Dot at March 25, 2024 11:05 PM (pAy3l)

175 Send it over my way. Those damned tree rats are multiplying here.
Posted by: Diogenes


Do you have a lot of oak trees? The neighborhood where I used to live had lots of oak trees. When cable tv went out it usually turned out to be because the little buggers chewed through the wires.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 11:08 PM (0Htd1)

176 170 How would you like to be banned?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Geez, MH. I've let you down again. Thanks for the subtle reminder to never try to be even humorously helpful to you.
🫣
Posted by: mindful webworker - gulp at March 25, 2024 11:03 PM (WY1wZ)


Now, see, I thought this was just playful banter on MH's part.

***channels Elaine Benes***
I don't know how you guys walk around with those things....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at March 25, 2024 11:09 PM (y9j7d)

177 Urology, can you hold, please?

Posted by: Urology receptionist at March 25, 2024 11:10 PM (ecxfm)

178 Lincoln famously said, "I would like to have God on our side, but I must have Kentucky."

Trump must have Michigan. Simple as that.

Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2024 11:12 PM (NLIak)

179 To give Camus his due, though, he did have an epiphany later in life that moved him away from the Stalinists and the hardcore Marxists.

Yes, I gave The Stranger a chance because I’d read and enjoyed his Resistance, Rebellion and Death essay collection. I didn’t realize at the time the vast gulf that separated the two works.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2024 11:12 PM (EXyHK)

180 Nothing became Camus' life like the leaving of it.
He was a passenger in one of the most desirable cars in the world, the last of the great French touring cars, smoking his existentialist pipe, with leather existentialist patches on his jacket elbows. It impacted a very French tree at grand vitesse.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 25, 2024 11:13 PM (zdLoL)

181 I got muh stick. I got muh knife. I shall commence to whittlin' presently.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2024 11:14 PM (bo7UB)

182 Had squirrels in my house last year. They. won't. leave. Bought everthing YouGuessedIt sells to rid them. Save your money. Bought a .177 pellet rifle and a tin of Daisy pointed pellets. - This year it's going to be different.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 25, 2024 11:14 PM (X9NGp)

183 Had squirrels in my house last year. They. won't. leave. Bought everthing YouGuessedIt sells to rid them. Save your money. Bought a .177 pellet rifle and a tin of Daisy pointed pellets. - This year it's going to be different.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 25, 2024 11:14 PM (X9NGp)


'Caddyshack' remake?

Posted by: RickZ at March 25, 2024 11:17 PM (emlEe)

184 135 Ukrainian politicians have been grappling with the idea of "mass mobilization" into the army for months, as they run short of soldiers.

The problem is that they have been largely drafting people in rural areas, non-Ukrainian speakers, and the working classes.

People from politically connected families in Kiev and elsewhere, not so much.

So, the latest proposal is to have a universal draft, but do it like the United States did in the Civil War - you can buy your way out.

That should go over well.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2024 10:41 PM (YAtuc)

A move like that has to be made at the very beginning of a war, when emotions are high and there seems to be a possibility of victory. To put that in place when the troops are retreating and things are falling apart is to court disaster. Russians and Ukrainians should know this story well; the 1917 revolution kicked off when a demoralized and angry army rebelled against their leadership.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:17 PM (S6gqv)

185 Teresa, prayers for your speedy healing.
I admire your positive attitude.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 25, 2024 11:18 PM (DpEcY)

186 A little Asian levity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMol7Jtn8p4

Posted by: Braenyard at March 25, 2024 11:19 PM (X9NGp)

187 “If you had long terms, for example, they’d have to be long. Why long? Because I don’t think you want someone who’s appointed to the Supreme Court to be thinking about his next job.” Retired SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer

think about that.

WOOOO

Think...about thinking....

Then....think about THAT

Posted by: Associate Justice Kamala Ketanji-Brown at March 25, 2024 11:19 PM (v+0wn)

188 This year it's going to be different.
Posted by: Braenyard


If you didn't read that in Movie Guy Voiceover, go back and read it again.

'Caddyshack' remake?
Posted by: RickZ


This guy gets it.

Posted by: mikeski at March 25, 2024 11:20 PM (DgGvY)

189 182 Had squirrels in my house last year. They. won't. leave. Bought everthing YouGuessedIt sells to rid them. Save your money. Bought a .177 pellet rifle and a tin of Daisy pointed pellets. - This year it's going to be different.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 25, 2024 11:14 PM (X9NGp)

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Molon labe, Nancy.

Posted by: A Squirrel at March 25, 2024 11:20 PM (bo7UB)

190 Buona notte deficienti.

“In a subjugated nation we should not even have the liberty of continuing to insult each other.”—Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 25, 2024 11:21 PM (EXyHK)

191 Majorie Green gets on my nerves besides being a nut. I knew she was eventually going to go for revenge after McCarthy was dumped.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 11:21 PM (GzpNE)

192 X kilos of fuel, but it was X pounds, less than half as much. Oopsie!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

So

You have met Darleen at the dirt track.

Posted by: Miklos, but hell who ain't at March 25, 2024 11:22 PM (v+0wn)

193 Do you have a lot of oak trees? The neighborhood where I used to live had lots of oak trees. When cable tv went out it usually turned out to be because the little buggers chewed through the wires.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 11:08 PM (0Htd1)

Down here they like to chew the lead caps on vents in roofs.

Posted by: javems at March 25, 2024 11:23 PM (8I4hW)

194 White House: Don’t Get Why Netanyahu Canceled Delegation over ‘Non-Binding’ Resolution ‘Consistent’ with Our View
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Benjamin and Vlad are on the phone making arrangements right now.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 25, 2024 11:24 PM (X9NGp)

195 Braenyard,
In the past I did bird feeding. I had a variety of bird feeders and liked watching all the birds. The problem was that I had chipmunks or gophers near my front porch, squirrels were eating all the birdseed, and I had mole tunnels all through my front lawn. I had also heard that storing bird seed in your garage could cause you to have squirrels get into your garage. I had to give up bird feeding.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 11:24 PM (0Htd1)

196 Shamelessly stolen from a YouTube comment but the parallels of France in pre-revolution period to current day America is amazing:

To bring all this to the present day, here in the US we have:

1. A debt of $34.5 Trillion, increasing by more than $2 Trillion per year. (France had massive debt that couldn’t even be fully accounted for).

2. Defeat in the endless wars of Afghanistan and Iraq, which cost us thousands of troops and $6 Trillion and achieved fuckall. (France got their ass kicked in the Seven Years war)

3. We’re backing two countries in their own disastrous wars: Ukraine which is losing its war against Russia, and Israel which is committing a genocide with our bombs. And we’ve spent over $100 Billion supporting these two losers. (France backed the American revolution to their own financial detriment)

4. Everything costs double what it did just a few years ago, but wages certainly haven’t kept up, unless you’re in politics or you’re an AI programmer. (Food costs in France were doubled in a few short years)

5. A president who should be in a retirement home and whose advisors hide him from any serious questions. Yeah, real confidence inspiring! (Louis XVI)

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 25, 2024 11:25 PM (2fIO4)

197 polyn

I never met a Civil Service federal employee who worked past 74! I'm sure there have been a few. But vewy, vewy* few.

*as Elmer Fudd would say

Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2024 11:25 PM (NLIak)

198 'Caddyshack' remake?
Posted by: RickZ

This guy gets it.
Posted by: mikeski

I was almost an extra in the original Caddyshack.

Could do the Chevy Chase part better.

Chevy Chase always sucked.

Posted by: Miklos, who did meet Rodney once at March 25, 2024 11:25 PM (v+0wn)

199 I'm still a strong advocate for an Amendment that makes all Federal positions , Appointed or Elected have a mandatory retirement age of 74. If elected prior to turning 74 you can serve out your term.
Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 11:03 PM (GzpNE)

I’d suggest two changes. The first is to reduce it to 70 or 72. The second is that you may only complete the term if elected to federal office once. If you’ve been in the senate since you were 50, for example, the retirement age restriction applies on the target birthday.

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 25, 2024 11:25 PM (VNX3d)

200 Russians and Ukrainians should know this story well; the 1917 revolution kicked off when a demoralized and angry army rebelled against their leadership.

Yeah, I should note that the Russians are no better in who they draft - not a lot of people from Moscow get drafted into the Russian Army. The draftees (and volunteers) mostly come from smaller Russian cities, rural areas, and non-Russian speaking areas.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 25, 2024 11:26 PM (YAtuc)

201 Actually, I would prefer to be Judge Smales.

Posted by: Miklos, if'n I get my 'druthers at March 25, 2024 11:26 PM (v+0wn)

202 some aeriel footage tonight of a 1,000+ acre solar farm near Damon, Texas - completely destroyed by one bad 15 minute hailstorm. The entire facility will have to be rebuilt from scratch, if if is rebuilt at all.

I think I see the flaw in the plan.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:26 PM (S6gqv)

203 I’d suggest two changes. The first is to reduce it to 70 or 72. The second is that you may only complete the term if elected to federal office once. If you’ve been in the senate since you were 50, for example, the retirement age restriction applies on the target birthday.
Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 25, 2024 11:25 PM (VNX3d)

I think the old ways are the best, and I would like to see anyone who has held office for 20 years to have their throat ritually slit at the end of that period. If they quit early, they can skip that part.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:28 PM (S6gqv)

204 202 some aeriel footage tonight of a 1,000+ acre solar farm near Damon, Texas - completely destroyed by one bad 15 minute hailstorm. The entire facility will have to be rebuilt from scratch, if if is rebuilt at all.

I think I see the flaw in the plan.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:26 PM (S6gqv)


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This time they need a roof.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2024 11:28 PM (sE4sa)

205 never met a Civil Service federal employee who worked past 74! I'm sure there have been a few. But vewy, vewy* few.

*as Elmer Fudd would say
Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2024 11:25 PM (NLIak)

More directed at the SC and appointed heads of agencies.

Posted by: polynikes at March 25, 2024 11:28 PM (GzpNE)

206 202 some aeriel footage tonight of a 1,000+ acre solar farm near Damon, Texas - completely destroyed by one bad 15 minute hailstorm. The entire facility will have to be rebuilt from scratch, if if is rebuilt at all.

I think I see the flaw in the plan.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:26 PM (S6gqv)

Obligatory:

OH NO !!!

...Anyway

Posted by: browndog channeling Jeremy Clarkson at March 25, 2024 11:29 PM (TTAGa)

207 Maple syrup is delicious on pound cake.

Posted by: Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksman Stunt Double at March 25, 2024 11:29 PM (2iEZb)

208 Now, see, I thought this was just playful banter on MH's part.....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas


Well, yeah, me, too, but it's still just a little unnerving to have a cob even joke about it. Bannation is serious business.... and MisHum doesn't seem to employ j/k or wink emojis. Just his towering impressive visage.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sensitive guy at March 25, 2024 11:29 PM (WY1wZ)

209 “Officers recovered over $9,000 worth of stolen merchandise. This demonstrates the ongoing efforts of our department to combat retail theft in our city,” Roseville Police Department

________________________________________

Allow me to elaborate further. The suspect was not named. Therefore, the surname is Spanish...and is likely an illegal immigrant (who was likely driving without a license). The story from which the quote is taken doesn't even comment on why the Police have seemingly given up on locating the second suspect. Again, because he was an illegal immigrant of which absolutely nothing is known about (or looked into on the Federal level). But, woohoo, you got that $9,000 worth of Spam back. And caused suspect #2 the bother of having to do it all over again.

Posted by: Orson at March 25, 2024 11:30 PM (dIske)

210 Down here they like to chew the lead caps on vents in roofs.
Posted by: javems at March 25, 2024 11:23 PM (8I4hW)

Get a sheet of aluminum, cut hole about an inch larger in radius than the vent cap. Place on roof, glued down, surrounding but not touching vent cap. High voltage wires (say spark plug cable) to vent cap and aluminum sheet. Big fat capacitor kept charged to 10,000 volts. You hear gnawing on the vent, flip big old knife switch to send 10,000 volts to aluminum sheet. Squirrel explodes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 11:30 PM (tkR6S)

211 some aeriel footage tonight of a 1,000+ acre solar farm near Damon, Texas - completely destroyed by one bad 15 minute hailstorm. The entire facility will have to be rebuilt from scratch, if if is rebuilt at all.

I think I see the flaw in the plan.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:26 PM (S6gqv)

Obligatory:

OH NO !!!

...Anyway
Posted by: browndog channeling Jeremy Clarkson at March 25, 2024 11:29 PM (TTAGa)
***

Snort!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2024 11:31 PM (W/lyH)

212 205 poly

That would make sense. But never gonna happen.

Superannuated civil servants are delighted to retire. No need to force them out. They LONG for buyouts.

Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2024 11:32 PM (NLIak)

213 186 Asian levity

YOU GO NOW!

She was awesome. I wonder if I could maintain the way she did in that situation.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at March 25, 2024 11:33 PM (w6EFb)

214 Benjamin and Vlad are on the phone making arrangements right now.
Posted by: Braenyard

Ancient Hebraic Slavonauts say YES

Posted by: Miklos, wondering if Uncle Palp was killed by Chechens at March 25, 2024 11:34 PM (v+0wn)

215 Get a sheet of aluminum, cut hole about an inch larger in radius than the vent cap. Place on roof, glued down, surrounding but not touching vent cap. High voltage wires (say spark plug cable) to vent cap and aluminum sheet. Big fat capacitor kept charged to 10,000 volts. You hear gnawing on the vent, flip big old knife switch to send 10,000 volts to aluminum sheet. Squirrel explodes.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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There's gotta be a way to modify this setup for purposes of car-theft deterrent, as discussed earlier...

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2024 11:35 PM (njWTi)

216 Get a sheet of aluminum, cut hole about an inch larger in radius than the vent cap. Place on roof, glued down, surrounding but not touching vent cap. High voltage wires (say spark plug cable) to vent cap and aluminum sheet. Big fat capacitor kept charged to 10,000 volts. You hear gnawing on the vent, flip big old knife switch to send 10,000 volts to aluminum sheet. Squirrel explodes.

Yikes. Who has the time or resources to do that?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 25, 2024 11:35 PM (V8he0)

217 My gawd, people are stupid.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2024 11:36 PM (AYe1h)

218 Yikes. Who has the time or resources to do that?
Posted by: Notorious BFD
----

Quicker & cheaper than you'd ever suspect. LOL

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2024 11:37 PM (njWTi)

219 “Officers recovered over $9,000 worth of stolen merchandise."



Not stolen.

Alternative Acquisition is what we call it.

Posted by: Miklos, all is well in the Waffle House Parking Facility at March 25, 2024 11:37 PM (v+0wn)

220 There's gotta be a way to modify this setup for purposes of car-theft deterrent, as discussed earlier...
Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2024 11:35 PM (njWTi)

If the car seat has an electric heating grid in it, you could unplug that, and connect it to the high-voltage discharge device.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 11:38 PM (tkR6S)

221 Yikes. Who has the time or resources to do that?
Posted by: Notorious BFD

Not saying its aliens or AOP, but...

Posted by: Miklos can haz Guess at March 25, 2024 11:38 PM (v+0wn)

222 Yikes. Who has the time or resources to do that?
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 25, 2024 11:35 PM (V8he0)

consider it a hobby. Make videos.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 11:39 PM (tkR6S)

223 Biden has severely depleted our strategic oil reserve.
Trudeau has severely depleted Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve.

Is everyone just looting the store before it goes belly-up?

Posted by: MAFIA Rules at March 25, 2024 11:39 PM (V5BDR)

224 211 some aeriel footage tonight of a 1,000+ acre solar farm near Damon, Texas - completely destroyed by one bad 15 minute hailstorm. The entire facility will have to be rebuilt from scratch, if if is rebuilt at all.

I think I see the flaw in the plan.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:26 PM (S6gqv)

Obligatory:

OH NO !!!

...Anyway
Posted by: browndog channeling Jeremy Clarkson at March 25, 2024 11:29 PM (TTAGa)
***

Snort!
Posted by: Diogenes



Lost one of my favorite golf courses in West PA, because the owner sold it to an Energy Company from Texas that is going to build a solar farm. This company also bought the neighboring farms too, so it's going to be a big area full of solar panels. It's all good though, West PA never gets hail. (cough)

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 11:39 PM (sAmhv)

225 A little Asian levity...
Posted by: Braenyard


That was linked a while back, and some Moron commented that if the perps had noticed these preppers had TP etc in bulk, it might have clued them in the homeowners might be armed!

Posted by: mindful webworker - TP hoarder at March 25, 2024 11:39 PM (WY1wZ)

226 More directed at the SC and appointed heads of agencies.
Posted by: polynikes

*Hoists the Palmetto Flag and Prepares*

Posted by: Miklosius Caroliniensis Meridionalis at March 25, 2024 11:40 PM (v+0wn)

227 I'll just stick with my pellet gun for squirrel control. It's a cheap solution and can be entertaining, at times.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 25, 2024 11:41 PM (V8he0)

228 Chevy Chase always sucked.
Posted by: Miklos, who did meet Rodney once


According to someone on youtube, he was very much disliked by the other actors he worked with.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 11:41 PM (0Htd1)

229 194 White House: Don’t Get Why Netanyahu Canceled Delegation over ‘Non-Binding’ Resolution ‘Consistent’ with Our View


There is precious little the White House does understand.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2024 11:42 PM (W/lyH)

230 some aeriel footage tonight of a 1,000+ acre solar farm near Damon, Texas - completely destroyed by one bad 15 minute hailstorm. The entire facility will have to be rebuilt from scratch, if if is rebuilt at all.

I think I see the flaw in the plan.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Act of God

We no pay

Posted by: Miklosian Insurances SA de CV at March 25, 2024 11:42 PM (v+0wn)

231
This company also bought the neighboring farms too, so it's going to be a big area full of solar panels. It's all good though, West PA never gets hail. (cough)
Posted by: Puddleglum


Does PA get a lot of sunshine?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 25, 2024 11:42 PM (63Dwl)

232 Chevy Chase always sucked.
Posted by: Miklos, who did meet Rodney once
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According to someone on youtube, he was very much disliked by the other actors he worked with.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 11:41 PM (0Htd1)


Chevy Chase was a very good actor. He portrayed characters people actually liked.

Posted by: RickZ at March 25, 2024 11:44 PM (emlEe)

233 I'll just stick with my pellet gun for squirrel control. It's a cheap solution and can be entertaining, at times.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

And it's damned good practice.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 25, 2024 11:44 PM (vJiyU)

234 My gawd, people are stupid.
Posted by: nurse ratched


You'll have to be more specific.

Posted by: mikeski at March 25, 2024 11:44 PM (DgGvY)

235 Lost one of my favorite golf courses in West PA,


Criminal!
I lost my local driving range. Now the closest one is 15 miles away.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2024 11:45 PM (W/lyH)

236 228 nerdy

I read that somewhere too. I think some of it might be resentment at his drug use, which inconvenienced others.

Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2024 11:45 PM (NLIak)

237 196:#3 Israel which is committing a genocide with our bombs.


No. No they're not.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 11:46 PM (sAmhv)

238
Lost one of my favorite golf courses in West PA, because the owner sold it to an Energy Company from Texas that is going to build a solar farm. This company also bought the neighboring farms too, so it's going to be a big area full of solar panels. It's all good though, West PA never gets hail. (cough)
Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 11:39 PM (sAmhv)

There is some big venture capital money behind this, they must have some government funding and/or guarantees behind them. They can't work, they won't last, and they are all going to be huge financial boondoggles, and I imagine within 10 years they will all be gone at a 100% writeoff. Still, the people promoting it now will have raked off their billions and will be long gone by the time the scheme falls apart.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:47 PM (S6gqv)

239 231
This company also bought the neighboring farms too, so it's going to be a big area full of solar panels. It's all good though, West PA never gets hail. (cough)
Posted by: Puddleglum

Does PA get a lot of sunshine?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



Sure, behind the clouds, it's really sunny.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 11:47 PM (sAmhv)

240 FUN FACT

About 10% of European wind farm blades are damaged by one of the three (3) kinds of lightning every year.

The special cranes needed to try to replace damaged blades cost about $50 thousand per day.

The smart investor does cranes, not windmills.

Posted by: Miklosian Anti-Green Investments, SA de CV at March 25, 2024 11:49 PM (v+0wn)

241 The word "genocide" has been dumbed down and misused so often, it now means "someone doing something I really don't like."

Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2024 11:49 PM (NLIak)

242 My gawd, people are stupid.
Posted by: nurse ratched

You'll have to be more specific.
Posted by: mikeski

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Miklos on a sub-par day at March 25, 2024 11:50 PM (v+0wn)

243 Ancient Hebraic Slavonauts say YES
Posted by: Miklos
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Working title for a 70s campy space movie?

Posted by: scampydog at March 25, 2024 11:51 PM (41CYW)

244 Chevy Chase was a very good actor. He portrayed characters people actually liked.
Posted by: RickZ

Name those people.

Posted by: Miklos agrees to disagree at March 25, 2024 11:52 PM (v+0wn)

245 According to someone on youtube, he was very much disliked by the other actors he worked with.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2024 11:41 PM (0Htd1)

Chevy Chase was a very good actor. He portrayed characters people actually liked.
Posted by: RickZ at March 25, 2024 11:44 PM (emlEe)

Ha! I haven't seen that particular video, but it's been pretty widely reported for a long time that Chevy Chase's film career came to an end because *everyone*, left or right, man or woman, who worked with him agreed that he was biggest dick in every way they had ever worked with and *no one* wanted to work with him again. People would turn down good roles if they found out that they'd have to work with him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2024 11:53 PM (S6gqv)

246 "cranes not windmills"

To hell with both of them. Oil, natgaz, pipelines and oilfield services for me.

Posted by: mnw at March 25, 2024 11:54 PM (NLIak)

247 Evenin’, All.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 25, 2024 11:55 PM (9yWhg)

248 238:There is some big venture capital money behind this, they must have some government funding and/or guarantees behind them. They can't work, they won't last, and they are all going to be huge financial boondoggles, and I imagine within 10 years they will all be gone at a 100% writeoff. Still, the people promoting it now will have raked off their billions and will be long gone by the time the scheme falls apart.
Posted by: Tom Servo



Yep. In about 15 years, it will be back to being farmland. Maybe. Leave it alone long enough, it will revert to Pennsylvania woodlands. That happens fairly quickly.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 11:56 PM (sAmhv)

249 Ancient Hebraic Slavonauts say YES
Posted by: Miklos
---------------
Working title for a 70s campy space movie?
Posted by: scampydog

The Hungarian government will fund, if Quebec comes in too. The Quebecois want this.

One of Dali's great-grand-daughters will be Artistic Consultant, but that girl kinda krazee.

Posted by: Miklos, un chien andalou at March 25, 2024 11:56 PM (v+0wn)

250 Gotta snooze... It's been fun. Tomorrow... is a rest day.
https://youtu.be/m4BuziKGMy4

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker - sleepy boy at March 25, 2024 11:56 PM (WY1wZ)

251
177 Urology, can you hold, please?

Posted by: Urology receptionist at March 25, 2024 11:10 PM (ecxfm)
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No, I'm in a hurry and can't hold AND my taxi is waiting....!

Posted by: Ciampino - depends at March 25, 2024 11:56 PM (qfLjt)

252 One of the things I like best about Bill Murray is that he punched Chevy Chase in the face.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2024 11:57 PM (sE4sa)

253 "Experts link the (maple syrup) shortage to both a rise in demand and warmer weather"

You mean 'all our forests are on fire at the same time all summer long' kind of warmer weather?

Posted by: look whats not at March 25, 2024 11:57 PM (nakGR)

254 242 My gawd, people are stupid.
Posted by: nurse ratched

You'll have to be more specific.
Posted by: mikeski

This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: Miklos on a sub-par day

Oh, come on. Youse guys are great. It's the libtards here in Seattle that never cease to amaze me.

One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.

Ffs.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2024 11:59 PM (hryr8)

255 One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.


Tell me you binge watch cable newz without telling me you binge watch cable newz.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 26, 2024 12:00 AM (sAmhv)

256 Take the photo, make the TOD 04:30, add a blizzard, ground flurries, and 50’ visibility. This was my 95 mile commute. Fish-tailing down the interstate was a bonus above 55 mph.

I was 15 minutes late for the big show this morning.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 26, 2024 12:01 AM (S9fZ9)

257 Mmmm. Squirrels.
Fried squirrel. Squirrel stew....

That's about it.

Popped five of those tree rats a couple of days ago.
Almost feel bad about just tossing them...
Meh, not like they frogs.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 26, 2024 12:03 AM (cOq4q)

258 One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.

Ffs.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Seattle City Council member?

One day the DA will show up in the ER

Posted by: Miklos Predictifies at March 26, 2024 12:03 AM (v+0wn)

259 One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.
Posted by: nurse ratched


What does a doctor even prescribe for that? Lobotomy? Electroshock therapy? Paolo?

Posted by: mikeski at March 26, 2024 12:03 AM (DgGvY)

260 Sounds like that patient needs to see a shrink ASAP....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas, AOS Ladies Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at March 26, 2024 12:04 AM (y9j7d)

261 >>> One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.

Ffs.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Did you Baker Act her?

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 26, 2024 12:05 AM (cOq4q)

262 One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.

Stay out of downtown Portland and Seattle Election Night if Trump wins.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 26, 2024 12:05 AM (YAtuc)

263 254 nurse

It's good for us to be reminded how much The Other hates our guts.

It's easy to forget if one never reads their journalistic droppings.

Whoever posts those DU excerpts here is doing us a real service.

Posted by: mnw at March 26, 2024 12:06 AM (NLIak)

264 What does a doctor even prescribe for that? Lobotomy? Electroshock therapy? Paolo?
Posted by: mikeski

I suggest that such people sit quietly in a corner, hug their knees, and quietly rock back and forth.

Posted by: Miklos from the Peto Institute for severe Autism at March 26, 2024 12:06 AM (v+0wn)

265 255 One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.


Tell me you binge watch cable newz without telling me you binge watch cable newz.
Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 26, 2024 12:00 AM (sAmhv)

I think anyone in such a state should be immediately offered the option of assisted suicide.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2024 12:07 AM (S6gqv)

266 262 One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.

Stay out of downtown Portland and Seattle Election Night if Trump wins.
Posted by: The ARC of History!



Jonestown Compound but the weather will be chilly.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 26, 2024 12:07 AM (sAmhv)

267 Whoever posts those DU excerpts here is doing us a real service.
Posted by: mnw

If only we had Soros money to pay this Fine Person.

Posted by: Miklos sees and considers at March 26, 2024 12:08 AM (v+0wn)

268 One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.

We're here to help!

Posted by: Oregon Assisted Suicide! at March 26, 2024 12:08 AM (YAtuc)

269 People here in Seattle have been railroaded into being in a constant state of worry and panic. Covid, global warming, abortion.... then volcanoes, earthquakes, drought and wildfires.

It's not healthy. And people are losing their minds.

The kids around here are basket cases. And violent. They reek of desperation. They are afraid. And they are very angry. Very very angry.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 26, 2024 12:08 AM (17/aH)

270 I think anyone in such a state should be immediately offered the option of assisted suicide.
Posted by: Tom Servo



Someone that far gone is well on the way. Probably won't need to assist.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 26, 2024 12:09 AM (sAmhv)

271 >>There is some big venture capital money behind this, they must have some government funding and/or guarantees behind them.

That's exactly what is going on. Venture money follows government money.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 26, 2024 12:09 AM (LkLld)

272 The kids around here are basket cases. And violent. They reek of desperation. They are afraid. And they are very angry. Very very angry.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 26, 2024 12:08 AM (17/aH)

that describes a society that is going to crack up very badly, and do it soon.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2024 12:09 AM (S6gqv)

273 Used to be people like that got a strait jacket and loony bin

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 26, 2024 12:10 AM (+I6Y/)

274
Stay out of downtown Portland and Seattle Election Night if Trump wins.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


Some towns burn when their team wins.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 26, 2024 12:10 AM (63Dwl)

275 210
You hear gnawing on the vent, flip big old knife switch to send 10,000 volts to aluminum sheet. Squirrel explodes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2024 11:30 PM (tkR6S)
----
Fire hazard. Insurance won't be happy.

Posted by: Ciampino - Giving Insurance a wy out of paying at March 26, 2024 12:10 AM (qfLjt)

276 Someone that far gone is well on the way. Probably won't need to assist.
Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 26, 2024 12:09 AM (sAmhv)

But it's always a joy to be helpful to someone in need.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2024 12:11 AM (S6gqv)

277 Remember, the Left is actively fostering mental illness - that broadens its political base.

After all, if you aren't terrified and depressed about global warming, there's something wrong with you.

More practically, the Left is trying to encourage unhinged people to kill Trump before the election.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 26, 2024 12:11 AM (YAtuc)

278 The kids around here are basket cases. And violent. They reek of desperation. They are afraid. And they are very angry. Very very angry.


They've been feed a diet of postmodern thought, godlessness, and Marxist theory. The results are posted above.

Pray. A lot.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 26, 2024 12:11 AM (sAmhv)

279 Lost one of my favorite golf courses in West PA, because the owner sold it to an Energy Company from Texas that is going to build a solar farm. This company also bought the neighboring farms too, so it's going to be a big area full of solar panels. It's all good though, West PA never gets hail. (cough)
Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 25, 2024 11:39 PM (sAmhv)

Last I heard, that general area was sitting on enough natural gas to turn Pittsburgh into Dubai. So, naturally, we must use solar panels for energy there to make certain the child slave labor mining the Rare Earths needed will have jobs. Do you want unemployed child slave labor?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at March 26, 2024 12:11 AM (z+89e)

280 Some towns burn when their team wins.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

East Lansing

/in the good old days

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 26, 2024 12:12 AM (cOq4q)

281 Nytol

Posted by: mnw at March 26, 2024 12:13 AM (NLIak)

282 The kids around here are basket cases.

Portland Public Schools regularly has administration-approved student walkouts to protest global warming.

Listening to the student speakers, it is evident that the schools are telling them that they, personally, will die from the consequences of global warming if industrial society isn't rapidly dismantled.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 26, 2024 12:13 AM (YAtuc)

283 One of the things I like best about Bill Murray is that he punched Chevy Chase in the face.
Posted by: Cicero

heh

Not like Buzz Aldrin

(long version, cut to the last 10 seconds to see how an 83 year old astronaut can play with punks)

https://tinyurl.com/4ksb4vcj

Posted by: Miklos wanted ro be an astronaut because Moon Chicks were Easy at March 26, 2024 12:16 AM (v+0wn)

284 >>> If the car seat has an electric heating grid in it, you could unplug that, and connect it to the high-voltage discharge device.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

If you have 6 or 8 cylinder you can maybe reroute one of the plug wires...

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 26, 2024 12:17 AM (cOq4q)

285 I meant to thank Buck Throckmorton on his story about the Texas Primaries this morning. Even I had missed the extent of what happened; but that's the result when a leftist media kills any stories that are beneficial to the our side. Long story short, Ken Paxton is the Texas AG that the media and the GOP-e love to hate; and they hate that he gets more popular the more they try to make people hate him. Long story short, most all the candidates he backed in the GOP primaries, even in judicial races, won - and a whole lot of Paxton haters got the boot, maybe even Dade Phelan, speaker of the Texas House, and instigator of the failed impeachment. (runoff in his race coming up soon)
It was a wipeout for the GOP-e in the primaries, which is a wonderful thing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2024 12:17 AM (S6gqv)

286 Nytol
Posted by: mnw

Midol

Posted by: It's Miklos's time of the Month at March 26, 2024 12:17 AM (v+0wn)

287 Fire hazard. Insurance won't be happy.
Posted by: Ciampino - Giving Insurance a wy out of paying at March 26, 2024 12:10 AM (qfLjt)

I expect the smoking squirrel would land on the ground. And after you throw the switch, you're going to want to go and look, right? So not much risk of a fire starting, or starting and not be seen right away. Garden hose FTW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 12:17 AM (tkR6S)

288 Servo

Yes. That was a great essay!

Posted by: mnw at March 26, 2024 12:19 AM (NLIak)

289 If the car seat has an electric heating grid in it, you could unplug that, and connect it to the high-voltage discharge device.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Dammit

Darleen just seen that

Posted by: Instantly unhappy home at March 26, 2024 12:19 AM (v+0wn)

290 That Quote I article.
"Sacramento County deputies fatally shoot man with knife in Rio Linda
"


How do you shoot with a knife? Catapult? Wouldn't a bow and arrow be better?
What caliber was the knife?

Posted by: Ciampino - St George had a 45 caliber sword at March 26, 2024 12:19 AM (qfLjt)

291 If you have 6 or 8 cylinder you can maybe reroute one of the plug wires...
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 26, 2024 12:17 AM (cOq4q)

That might work. Probably non-lethal, though. I have had a few ignition zaps in my life, and I am perfectly fine perfectly fine perfectly fine perfectly fine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 12:21 AM (tkR6S)

292 Forgot this
https://youtu.be/oUdFLyNCeI4

Posted by: Ciampino - St George had a 45 caliber sword! at March 26, 2024 12:23 AM (qfLjt)

293 So, what’s the Horde’s take on Debbie Reynolds? She’s TCM’s Star of the Month.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 26, 2024 12:23 AM (9yWhg)

294 How do you shoot with a knife? Catapult? Wouldn't a bow and arrow be better?
What caliber was the knife?
Posted by: Ciampino - St George had a 45 caliber sword at March 26, 2024 12:19 AM (qfLjt)

They actually sold knives that could fire a round of .22

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 12:23 AM (tkR6S)

295 Servo

Yes. That was a great essay!
Posted by: mnw

We should all be more aware and involved, my lazy self included.

Posted by: Throck Buckmorton at March 26, 2024 12:24 AM (v+0wn)

296 They actually sold knives that could fire a round of .22
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Ooooo. I want one.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 26, 2024 12:24 AM (Cd885)

297 Why is honey, ostensibly a liquid, measured in pounds?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 25, 2024 10:07

Good question, maybe the weight has something to do with the quality?

I suspect many don't know that corn and beans are really sold by weight, no by bushels really. A bushel of corn is 56 lbs and a bushel of soybeans is 60 lbs.

Posted by: Farmer at March 26, 2024 12:27 AM (55Qr6)

298
That Quote I article.
"Sacramento County deputies fatally shoot man with knife in Rio Linda
"
How do you shoot with a knife? Catapult? Wouldn't a bow and arrow be better?
What caliber was the knife?
Posted by: Ciampino


Rush taught us that anything is possible in Rio Linda.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 26, 2024 12:28 AM (63Dwl)

299 ...They actually sold knives that could fire a round of .22 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Ooooo. I want one. Posted by: nurse ratched at March 26, 2024 12:24 AM (Cd885)



Classified as "Any Other Weapon" (AOW), by the BastardsAtTheFuckingEisengruppen.

Class 3 license application/long approval process, $200 tax stamp.

Gee, thanks Unka Samovitch!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 12:28 AM (e6UQI)

300 NYPD cop, 31, is shot and killed by career criminal with 21 prior arrests during routine traffic stop

https://mol.im/a/13238573

Posted by: Ciampino - Update @01 at March 26, 2024 12:29 AM (qfLjt)

301 o pediatrician from Rhode Island is charged with molesting seven-year-old girl - and now faces life in jail

https://mol.im/a/13236295

Posted by: Ciampino - Update @02 at March 26, 2024 12:31 AM (qfLjt)

302 14 13 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Urology Humor.

Pee Limit 25? Is that volume? Distance? Duration?

How about some units?

Not that kind of unit. That kind is implied.
Posted by: mikeski at March 25, 2024 10:06 PM (DgGvY)

You could ask my urologist, James I. BigFingers, MD

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 25, 2024 10:07 PM (QYt/T)

Micturition Limit?

Posted by: Barry Sotero at March 26, 2024 12:31 AM (ynpvh)

303 Why is honey, ostensibly a liquid, measured in pounds?
Posted by: Thomas Bender

And what is an ounce avoirdupois anyway?

Posted by: Le Mikleuse, shrugging like a Frenchman at March 26, 2024 12:32 AM (v+0wn)

304 Aw geez. Off nasty dog-eating, dick-sucking, chef-killing sock.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 26, 2024 12:32 AM (ynpvh)

305 What does Nancy know? Congresswoman Pelosi buys $5m in San Fran software company's stocks - adding to her hugely successful portfolio

https://mol.im/a/13228859

Posted by: Ciampino - Update @03 at March 26, 2024 12:32 AM (qfLjt)

306 PICTURED: Seven Chinese government-backed hackers who stole private information from MILLIONS of Americans and launched cyberattacks against the Navy and politicians

https://mol.im/a/13237029

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #04 at March 26, 2024 12:34 AM (qfLjt)

307 303 Why is honey, ostensibly a liquid, measured in pounds?
Posted by: Thomas Bender

And what is an ounce avoirdupois anyway?

Posted by: Le Mikleuse, shrugging like a Frenchman at March 26, 2024 12:32 AM (v+0wn)

Liquids can be measured in lbs too. I've seen honey also measured volumetrically too.
https://tinyurl.com/4cy8yyp4

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 26, 2024 12:34 AM (ynpvh)

308 Micturition Limit?
Posted by: Barry Sotero

Men piss as and where and when they please or need.

You piss off.

Posted by: Miklos irrigates the collards at March 26, 2024 12:34 AM (v+0wn)

309 >>> 254
==
Oh, come on. Youse guys are great. It's the libtards here in Seattle that never cease to amaze me.

One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.

Ffs.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2024 11:59 PM (hryr

Did you offer to connect her to the Underground Railroad to Canadia and then call one of us???

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 26, 2024 12:35 AM (llON8)

310
The "unit" for grain is "bushels", that's common farmer parlance. A bushel is technically a unit of volume, dry volume. However in practice, it is a unit of mass.

You define a bushel of corn to be 56 lbs, a bushel of wheat and soybeans to be 60 lbs. Barely is 48 lbs and Oat is 32 lbs.

They are buying and selling in terms of weight, but using a volume unit in disguise.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 12:37 AM (w6EFb)

311 One patient today was in the exam room sobbing, like out loud sobbing because she was terrified Trump May Win in November. She almost passed out she was in such a state.

Ffs.
Posted by: nurse ratched

They are paying $500/mo to take in "newcomers".

That might solve several problems.

Posted by: Miklos likes Efficiency at March 26, 2024 12:38 AM (v+0wn)

312 what immediately came to mind was Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart."

TIL that it's "Kickstart My Heart" and not "Can't Stop My Heart"

Posted by: Chuck C at March 26, 2024 12:38 AM (yOPBE)

313
One also had to correct for moisture content. It was big for silage purposes to buy high moisture corn, still green, as high as 30% moisture.

You had to correct that to the "dry weight".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 12:38 AM (w6EFb)

314 Boys aged 12 and seven approach woman in her garage before stabbing her repeatedly

https://mol.im/a/13236269

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #05 at March 26, 2024 12:39 AM (qfLjt)

315 They actually sold knives that could fire a round of .22
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I can't remember whether it was the OSS or SOE, but one of those came up with a prototype knife that, when the trigger was depressed, fired the blade at the intended target. If I recall correctly, it quickly proved itself impractical in the field.

It's kinda like Operation Habbakuk, the plan to build an aircraft carrier completely out of ice. Someone in the Royal Navy got the Admiralty and Churchill excited about it and they almost reached completion until somebody was brave enough to say, "Seriously, guys, really?"

Posted by: John Drake at March 26, 2024 12:40 AM (3Gdb3)

316
They based that weight per bushel for each grain on typical conditions based on grain quality, moisture content etc. Mostly. Soybeans is a bit high. We never had soybeans get close to 60 lbs.

But it doesn't matter, as you're buying and selling based on weight.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 12:41 AM (w6EFb)

317 Outraged Republicans claim Biden is being 'held hostage' by Mexico after President Obrador demanded $20 billion from the U.S. to help deal with the surge in migrants

https://mol.im/a/13237121

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #06 at March 26, 2024 12:41 AM (qfLjt)

318 315 They actually sold knives that could fire a round of .22
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I can't remember whether it was the OSS or SOE, but one of those came up with a prototype knife that, when the trigger was depressed, fired the blade at the intended target. If I recall correctly, it quickly proved itself impractical in the field.

It's kinda like Operation Habbakuk, the plan to build an aircraft carrier completely out of ice. Someone in the Royal Navy got the Admiralty and Churchill excited about it and they almost reached completion until somebody was brave enough to say, "Seriously, guys, really?"

Posted by: John Drake at March 26, 2024 12:40 AM (3Gdb3)

that idea was all wet.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 26, 2024 12:41 AM (ynpvh)

319 Netanyahu CANCELS Israeli diplomatic trip to Washington after the US refuses to veto United Nations resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire over Ramadan

https://mol.im/a/13236337

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #07 at March 26, 2024 12:42 AM (qfLjt)

320 They are buying and selling in terms of weight, but using a volume unit in disguise.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 12:37 AM (w6EFb)

Really a matter of practicalities and scale. It is hard to quickly measure large volumes of stuff, liquids aside. Farmer drives his grain truck to the inland terminal, it gets weighed. He drops the load through the grate, weighs again, gets paid for the difference. Quick and easy. And they have already checked the moisture content, so they know exactly how much grain was actually handled.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 12:43 AM (tkR6S)

321 They actually sold knives that could fire a round of .22
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 12:23 AM (tkR6S)

was the trigger when the blade pushed back after sinking it in?

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 26, 2024 12:43 AM (+I6Y/)

322 Planet Of The Apes actor Ron Harper dead at 91

https://mol.im/a/13237209

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #08 at March 26, 2024 12:43 AM (qfLjt)

323 Chevy Chase was a very good actor. He portrayed characters people actually liked.
Posted by: RickZ

Name those people.
Posted by: Miklos agrees to disagree at March 25, 2024 11:52 PM


Ty Webb and uh, hmmm, uh, and Ty Webb

Posted by: Chuck C at March 26, 2024 12:44 AM (yOPBE)

324 Opinion | South Africa Joins the Anti-U.S. Axis

https://tinyurl.com/327e729k

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #09 at March 26, 2024 12:45 AM (qfLjt)

325 The "unit" for grain is "bushels", that's common farmer parlance. A bushel is technically a unit of volume, dry volume. However in practice, it is a unit of mass.

You define a bushel of corn to be 56 lbs, a bushel of wheat and soybeans to be 60 lbs. Barely is 48 lbs and Oat is 32 lbs.

They are buying and selling in terms of weight, but using a volume unit in disguise.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley

I see we share some common reading materials.


https://tinyurl.com/2nszt872

Posted by: Miklos likes turning dirt into food at March 26, 2024 12:47 AM (v+0wn)

326 So according to the Dems and Rolling Stones Magazine, Trump has been working for years to pre-rig the 2024 election and Biden has been working on strategies to stop Trump from stealing the election.

https://tinyurl.com/p94jf6s

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #10 at March 26, 2024 12:47 AM (qfLjt)

327 317 Outraged Republicans claim Biden is being 'held hostage' by Mexico after President Obrador demanded $20 billion from the U.S. to help deal with the surge in migrants

https://mol.im/a/13237121

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #06 at March 26, 2024 12:41 AM (qfLjt)

How many gallons of gas have they collected so far?
https://tinyurl.com/bdhn4ha5

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 26, 2024 12:47 AM (ynpvh)

328
I remember the standard grading procedure at the elevator. The man (usually the head of the thing, as he didn't trust too many people other than himself to do it), would get up the truck with probe. A long probe. He needed to get representative sample of the load. So he'd take probes in several spots, dump it in a big bucket then mix it up.

Into the grading table area. A standard volume container, (about a quart volume) on a scale. Precisely measure the weight per volume, then with a moisture reading, correction was made. Then the official weight per bushel was given. This was a quality rating.

Then some more of the sample was sifted, weighin the foreign material and all that, another quality grade.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 12:50 AM (w6EFb)

329 Ciampino's Rescue Kitties

Still accepting donations towards the unkindest cut of all

There's another more extensive photo update #243 at the link.
Take a look if interested. Make sure to click on
"See Older Updates" as well if it's your first time.

http://tinyurl.com/4pak97f6

ALSO LIVE STREAMING!! - Now most nights as well

http://tinyurl.com/2rvjn93v

Posted by: Ciampino - Kittens galore at March 26, 2024 12:50 AM (qfLjt)

330
Some of those elevator guys had stories about sneaky guys trying to fool them. They'd put shit quality stuff and attempt to bury it under high quality stuff. This is why the random, uniform probing was important to do right.

One even recounted how a caught a clever guy placing magnet weights under the scale arm. He had a very clever scheme. He go in the scale house and create a distraction, sneak the magnet under the left side to make it read heavier. Then remove it.

He had to do that on the full weight run, get the magnets on and out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 12:53 AM (w6EFb)

331 It's kinda like Operation Habbakuk, the plan to build an aircraft carrier completely out of ice. Someone in the Royal Navy got the Admiralty and Churchill excited about it and they almost reached completion until somebody was brave enough to say, "Seriously, guys, really?"
Posted by: John Drake at March 26, 2024 12:40 AM (3Gdb3)

Habbakuk was to build a floating ice island made of Pykrete, which was a mixture of wood pulp and water, frozen. A composite material that was very, very strong. And quite resistant to melting, the wood pulp being an insulating blanket on the periphery. They actually built a small prototype in a lake in Jasper National Park in Alberta, and it proved to be quite manageable. A relatively small refrigeration plant would maintain its integrity. It took months to melt completely when the refrigeration plant was finally shut down.

What really doomed Project Habbakuk was that the advent of long-range aircraft eliminated the need for a mid-Atlantic refueling station and aircraft base.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 12:54 AM (tkR6S)

332 Look at the right hand part about the Ag Commissioner going to Cuba.

Small problem, bubba-they ain't got no moneys.

South Carolina of all places.



https://tinyurl.com/ybu98kjf

Posted by: Miklos likes turning dirt into food profitably at March 26, 2024 12:56 AM (v+0wn)

333 Chevy Chase was a very good actor. He portrayed characters people actually liked.
Posted by: RickZ

Name those people.
Posted by: Miklos agrees to disagree

His two films as Fletch were pretty decent. (John Hamm's turn as the manic reporter just didn't work as well.) He was pretty good in Foul Play, Caddyshack, and Three Amigos.

As a human being, though ...

Posted by: John Drake at March 26, 2024 12:56 AM (3Gdb3)

334 317 Outraged Republicans claim Biden is being 'held hostage' by Mexico after President Obrador demanded $20 billion from the U.S. to help deal with the surge in migrants

https://mol.im/a/13237121
Posted by: Ciampino



Is this the surge going into Mexico or the one going into the US. I'm guessing into Mexico. The Prezzy of Mexico wants some of our loot and knows this administration will give it, with interest. It's like grifting an old man with dementia.

Oh...

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 26, 2024 12:56 AM (sAmhv)

335 was the trigger when the blade pushed back after sinking it in?
Posted by: a dude in MI at March 26, 2024 12:43 AM (+I6Y/)

No, it was more hybrid of folding knife/derringer. Might have had a one-inch barrel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 12:57 AM (tkR6S)

336 Liquids can be measured in lbs too. I've seen honey also measured volumetrically too.
---------

LP gas is sold by both weight, and, volume. Then, there is the Tun.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2024 01:03 AM (XeU6L)

337 Jeepers, I made a comment saying hi to nurse and Helena and it got sucked up into the ethernet, nowhere to be found.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 26, 2024 01:04 AM (Sgq8y)

338 But it doesn't matter, as you're buying and selling based on weight.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 12:41 AM (w6EFb)

Ah yes, Thursday night Happy Hour . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2024 01:04 AM (4I/2K)

339
The magnet trick guy's distractions were stuff like "accidentally" knocking something over. Or bumping into the scale operator, again accidentally. Even stuff as simple, "Hey! Look at that over there!"

Anyway, they got wise to him. Again, his standard routine was, on the full side weigh to get in the scale house, place the magnet, then remove it.

They let him do it. But then, he made sure that he couldn't remove it by being right in the way. No problem really, go around dump, come back, then remove the magnet. Hope you could do it before your empty weight but just get it off before anyone saw it.

Well, they removed it immediately. Then, when he came back for the empty weight, they let him distract them. Big time. Gave him all the time in the world to remove his weight, which was missing.

As he was getting sort of nervous and panicky, the operator pulled the weights out of his own pocket and said, "Here, you lookin' for this?"

And then, "Get out, and don't ever come back."

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 01:05 AM (w6EFb)

340 AOP - Fascinating! I didn't know that they had the much practical engineering in the planning process. It certainly would have been more practical than those floating tanks that the Allies briefly thought they could use in amphibious landing. If I recall properly, a lot of tank crewmen suddenly and unwillingly became submariners when they first trotted those out.

I think my misunderstanding on Habakkuk may have come from a diagram in one of the MOD official histories of WWII showing the projected outcome as looking like an escort carrier.

Posted by: John Drake at March 26, 2024 01:05 AM (3Gdb3)

341 Urology: go with the flow.
I'm a urologist. Urine good hands.
You don't like the urologist? You can piss off.

Urology slogan: The bliss of an emptied bladder

Posted by: Ciampino - The bliss of an emptied bladder at March 26, 2024 01:05 AM (qfLjt)

342 326 So according to the Dems and Rolling Stones Magazine, Trump has been working for years to pre-rig the 2024 election and Biden has been working on strategies to stop Trump from stealing the election.

https://tinyurl.com/p94jf6s
Posted by: Ciampino



I always go to Rolling Stone Magazine for my newz. Nice for them to give everybody the heads up that the left is going to make the election process be even more corrupt and broken than in 2020.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 26, 2024 01:05 AM (sAmhv)

343 It's interesting that they came down on Diddy. Usually celebrities don't get hammered unless they offend the Establishment. I don't really pay him any attention but I don't ever remember hearing him make any statements or support anybody the Establishment doesn't like. Did he cross some.other entertainment figure that the Establishment DOES like so they did him as a favor?.

Posted by: azjaeger at March 26, 2024 01:06 AM (3/XaG)

344 Jeepers, I made a comment saying hi to nurse and Helena and it got sucked up into the ethernet, nowhere to be found.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz


101001010001010101010101 !!!!!

Posted by: E.T. Femalepronounnet at March 26, 2024 01:07 AM (4Winp)

345 Jeepers, I made a comment saying hi to nurse and Helena and it got sucked up into the ethernet, nowhere to be found.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz
---------

We still have a few bugs in the capture/forward software.

Posted by: Bob, at the NSA at March 26, 2024 01:08 AM (XeU6L)

346 But it doesn't matter, as you're buying and selling based on weight.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 12:41 AM (w6EFb)

Ah yes, Thursday night Happy Hour . . .
Posted by: Count de Monet

Just before closing time.

Posted by: Me and Darleen was meant to be at March 26, 2024 01:08 AM (v+0wn)

347 FML!

Replaced bad motor on pellet stove, fired it up... New motor failed in less than an hour.

I hate this

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:16 AM (njWTi)

348
The dirty tricks go both ways. I'm trying to remember something my father would tell, well before I was born. He caught the gin operator doing something to short change him on cotton weight one time.

This the reason why "weight and measures" standards, laws, and inspections are so important. Trust, but verify. And make sure everybody knows he's gonna be verified often.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 01:18 AM (w6EFb)

349 ...No, it was more hybrid of folding knife/derringer. Might have had a one-inch barrel. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 12:57 AM (tkR6S)

Fired by pressing a thumb-operated bar, along the back side of the knife handle, where the blade-springs reside.

I've handled and fired one, once. One round. And then it's owner "retired" it, until the burning times arise.

The "amnesty" period of those has long expired. Show 'em "granddad's" antique now and try to get paper for it?

Nah. They're going to toss it into the grinder, and you're lucky if they don't charge you with the crime of turning it in.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 01:19 AM (e6UQI)

350 So this so called journalist lady doesn't understand why Americans have rights as enumerated in the First Amendment

https://tinyurl.com/4xxemwv7

Posted by: Ciampino - The bliss of an empty mind at March 26, 2024 01:19 AM (qfLjt)

351 Chevy Chase was a very good actor. He portrayed characters people actually liked.
Posted by: RickZ


There is no permutation of those sentences that makes sense. Congrats, I guess.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 26, 2024 01:19 AM (IG4Id)

352 I think my misunderstanding on Habakkuk may have come from a diagram in one of the MOD official histories of WWII showing the projected outcome as looking like an escort carrier.
Posted by: John Drake at March 26, 2024 01:05 AM (3Gdb3)

Wikipedia has a pretty good article on Project Habbakuk. I think one of its downfalls was mission creep. If it had been kept as a simple giant raft, it could have been built in the time available, but they wanted to make a huge, maneuverable ship, with internal aircraft hangars out of it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 01:22 AM (tkR6S)

353 This the reason why "weight and measures" standards, laws, and inspections are so important. Trust, but verify. And make sure everybody knows he's gonna be verified often.
Posted by: publius
---------

There was a 'mom & pop' gas station nearby, that I remember was a rip-off. Around *mumblety* years ago, I went to fill up. Had about 1/4 tank left but was going on a trip.

Managed to put in "16 gallons" into my tank. Which was only a 15 gallon tank, and *not* empty. Hmmmm.

Bureau of weights & measures' sticker was not current. Never went there again. Not surprised they went out of business.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:23 AM (njWTi)

354 I think my misunderstanding on Habakkuk may have come from a diagram in one of the MOD official histories of WWII showing the projected outcome as looking like an escort carrier.
Posted by: John Drake


You're not talking about pykrete. are you?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 26, 2024 01:24 AM (IG4Id)

355 ...FML! Replaced bad motor on pellet stove, fired it up... New motor failed in less than an hour. I hate this.
Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:16 AM (njWTi)



No wood burning stove should ever have to RELY on a "motor" of any kind.

AOP could take waste heat from the bed of coals, and engineer a system which would rotate and "feed" your pellets from the hopper or reservoir or such.

You need a Steampunk Stove, and not some Electric Blunder.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 01:29 AM (e6UQI)

356 I've handled and fired one, once. One round. And then it's owner "retired" it, until the burning times arise.

The "amnesty" period of those has long expired. Show 'em "granddad's" antique now and try to get paper for it?

Nah. They're going to toss it into the grinder, and you're lucky if they don't charge you with the crime of turning it in.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 01:19 AM (e6UQI)

About the only utility of such a thing would be to shove it in your opponent's belly and discharge a round. At which point you have to switch to the blade, if the first and only round doesn't stop him cold.
An NAA mini-derringer sounds more practical, and also more legal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 01:29 AM (tkR6S)

357 Oh yeah, thanks Jim SND, that helps a lot... /s

Fk.

I *should* have a nice house, with GFA/CA.

But nooooooooooooooooo

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:33 AM (njWTi)

358 You're not talking about pykrete. are you?
Posted by: weft cut-loop

Indirectly, perhaps, but the credit for raising the point should go to AOP, who explained the details and the intended outcomes, and offered me some insight involving mission creep as to why the MOD illustration I remembered seeing looked like an escort carrier, very close to what the USN called "Kaiser's Coffins" or "Baby Flattops."

This is the beauty of the Horde - the knowledge base here is incredible, and I can't count the number of times I've gained a proper outstanding of matters various from the good people here.

Posted by: John Drake at March 26, 2024 01:33 AM (3Gdb3)

359 JQ.

AOP will gladly send you his contact info. I'll call him tomorrow to effect the connection.

A "pellet stove" ain't a bad contraption. The "motor" part of it will SUCK, in the burning times.

You want to find a way to effect a reliable feed, without the "electric" limitation.

I envision your sending lotsa photos AOP's way in the near future.

Heat is engineering, and engineering is physics. If AOP and Publius can't sort this out, we're doomed?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 01:37 AM (e6UQI)

360
Evening, all.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 26, 2024 01:37 AM (wjjYr)

361 No wood burning stove should ever have to RELY on a "motor" of any kind.

AOP could take waste heat from the bed of coals, and engineer a system which would rotate and "feed" your pellets from the hopper or reservoir or such.

You need a Steampunk Stove, and not some Electric Blunder.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 01:29 AM (e6UQI)

I have no direct experience with pellet stoves. I have always regarded them as using a "boutique" fuel. Although you can buy, fairly affordably, from Chy-nah, pelletizing machines to make your own wood or straw pellets.

A Stirling (hot air ) engine would be an ideal driver for the the feed auger in a pellet stove. Maybe a spring-wound clockwork drive for the first few minutes of operation until the stove became hot enough for the Stirling to run.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 01:38 AM (tkR6S)

362 And then, "Get out, and don't ever come back."
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley

And I thought we was friends.

Posted by: Miklos recalls it differently at March 26, 2024 01:41 AM (v+0wn)

363 This pellet stove has 4 electric motors:

2 (identical specs) to turn augers. One turns constantly, to feed into the firepot. The other, above it, turns incrementally according to the selected 'heat range'.

An exhaust blower, to vent gases out (also, to draw in fresh air thru the system)

A "convection blower" so air will flow across the hot unit and heat the room.

The damned auger motors are the cheapest POS things, and fail often. I keep at least two on-hand at all times during heating season. Fifty bucks a pop, for that shiite.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:42 AM (njWTi)

364 A Stirling (hot air ) engine would be an ideal driver for the the feed auger in a pellet stove. Maybe a spring-wound clockwork drive for the first few minutes of operation until the stove became hot enough for the Stirling to run.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Mmmm

Only worked on a Stirling Engine project once.

Not hot air, it was about refrigeration for fishing trawlers.

Using the engine heat to keep a load of fish cold.

Posted by: Miklos had to write the Business Plan at March 26, 2024 01:44 AM (v+0wn)

365 Pellet stoves *are not* recommended as primary heat source.

BWAHAHAHA, it IS our primary heat source.

I hate buying, stacking, feeding and fixing-- every.stinking.thing to do with that f'ing stove.

Getting too old for this crap!

Come on, lottery! It's the only way out of this hellhole.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:47 AM (njWTi)

366 Horizontality Time.

Tomorrow the Medical Experts will measure how deep in the veins the thrombosis remains.

Posted by: Miklos just did poetry, almost at March 26, 2024 01:48 AM (v+0wn)

367
Using the engine heat to keep a load of fish cold.
Posted by: Miklos
-------

I assume the waste heat from the IC prime mover?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2024 01:48 AM (XeU6L)

368 JQ and the pellet stove: Can you check if the motor voltage and the electric supply match? A 120 volt motor getting fed 240 volts isn't going to last long.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 26, 2024 01:49 AM (hUApg)

369 Spudboy-- it's a 120v unit. No possibility of 240 getting to motor.

This damned thing eats motors, couple every season. I buy the 2-packs from AMZ, because the "stove stores" here sell the exact same shiite for double AMZ price.

The little motors are chy-nah cheapo shite.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:52 AM (njWTi)

370 ..The damned auger motors are the cheapest POS things, and fail often. I keep at least two on-hand at all times during heating season. Fifty bucks a pop, for that shiite. Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:42 AM (njWTi)


I really hate to be the one to say it, but it's gonna have to be said.

You got sold a Bill of Goods. And the Goods are BAD.

The idea of pelletized fuel is not the culprit. ANY "stove" relying on FOUR motors to operate, IS.

The pelletized fuel should be in a hopper, two, maybe three ft. above the burn chamber. Feed? Gravity, interrupted by purely heat driven temps, coil spring thermometers, to a mechanical gate OPEN/CLOSE function, driven by the heat expanded or cool contracted spring.

Again. AOP and/or/with Publius. They can DO this. Lotsa pics of what you've got, maybe some measurements.

Cures, not replacements. Best outcomes, yes?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 01:52 AM (e6UQI)

371 Spudboy--

Sorry. Forgot my manners!

Thanks anyway, for your suggestion.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:53 AM (njWTi)

372 I assume the waste heat from the IC prime mover?
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I just listen to engineers and try sell it.

Waste heat from the diesel could not, with a Stirling, produce hard ice, but a sufficent icy slush.

Or something. That project was not funded.

Posted by: Miklos is One-Quarter Scots, don't like Stirlings nohow at March 26, 2024 01:54 AM (v+0wn)

373 Thanks to you too, Jim SND, but here's the thing:

This unit was GREAT for about 6 years. No problems at all.

The fking auger motors are the problem. They used to last a couple years.

With each successive replacement, they last shorter & shorter times.

Have replaced exhaust motor ONCE, in the 15 years we've had this unit.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 01:56 AM (njWTi)

374
Waste heat from the diesel could not, with a Stirling, produce hard ice, but a sufficent icy slush.

Or something.
----

Got et up by efficiencies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2024 01:56 AM (XeU6L)

375 PEE LIMIT

LOL I've never seen that before.

Posted by: m at March 26, 2024 01:59 AM (o3SCB)

376 This house has WAY more problems than just the heating "system"

I could spend my entire retirement account, getting a mini-split installed & fixing the deck & adding a portico (or at least something to keep me from getting soaked while unlocking the door) & new flooring & new windows/doors & on and on and on and on...

I. Hate. This. House. And. I. Am. Stuck. Here.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:00 AM (njWTi)

377 Drooling Idiot Demented Asshole Godless Commie Fuckhead keeps telling me "Donald Trump is obsessed with revenge."

Sadly, I cannot skip the ad for like 25 seconds.

They must be worried about Michigan, seeing this bullshit already.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 26, 2024 02:01 AM (ufFY8)

378 JQ. You've just described your problem, and it's solution.

The augur motors are the problem? Design AROUND them.

Elevated hopper, gravity feed, temp regulated "gate" to control the pellet flow.

Chinese PRODUCT (flaws) have overcome Chinese ENGINEERING and DESIGN specs (stolen).

This is Work Around time, not endless Amazon Replacement time.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 02:02 AM (e6UQI)

379 Got et up by efficiencies.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Lack thereof, if I recall.

Stirlings are not efficient, but could be useful in recovery of waste energy.

Posted by: Miklos is 16% solar powered (bald guys have Advantages) at March 26, 2024 02:02 AM (v+0wn)

380 I. Hate. This. House. And. I. Am. Stuck. Here.
Posted by: JQ

Insurance paid up?

Posted by: Vito for a Fee at March 26, 2024 02:03 AM (v+0wn)

381 JQ and the pellet stove: Can you check if the motor voltage and the electric supply match? A 120 volt motor getting fed 240 volts isn't going to last long.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 26, 2024 01:49 AM (hUApg)

Looked for "pellet stove motor" on amazon. Typically, they are a shaded-pole AC motor on a gear train to gear them down to 1 RPM. Some look like sealed clock motors. Those little shaded-pole motors used to be used in cheap phonographs, and lasted for many decades. Clock motors, likewise. Just spitballing here, but I'm guessing the auger motors fail because the heat messes up the lubricant, or softens plastic gears in the gear train that drops the speed from 1750 RPM down to 1 RPM. Maybe some engineering to get the motor and gear train a couple of feet away from the firebox would be in order.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 02:04 AM (tkR6S)

382 I could "fix" everything in this house, and still have a sh!tty house.

It's so much more than the pellet stove, guys. Really.

Thanks for listening to my b!tching, but it's hopeless. FML

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:04 AM (njWTi)

383 Drooling Idiot Demented Asshole Godless Commie Fuckhead would not be a good band name.

OK, maybe in latent Portland novo-retro-punk scene

Posted by: Jello Miklos-Biafra at March 26, 2024 02:09 AM (v+0wn)

384 Thanks for your input, AOP. I totally respect your mechanical knowledge!

One big problem, is the pellets themselves. We must be careful of which brand to buy, as some have very long pellets and the little motors must work hard to sever them as they feed thru the auger tubes. Puts a heavy load on them.

Anyway-- my head has been pounding. Had to empty the hopper twice already today & cram my 29 year old body into some low, tight spaces for hours. Ugh!

Time for adult beverage, before I lose what's left of my mind!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:10 AM (njWTi)

385 I have decided to afford myself an additional whisky of the type and name that was preferred by Generals both Union and Confederate.

"I don't know what Miklos is drinking, but get my other commenters a case!"

Posted by: If Abraham Lincoln were a CoB at March 26, 2024 02:13 AM (v+0wn)

386 Gravity alone won't move fuel pellets. Or coal. Augers work real well in coal-fired furnaces. The auger principle is sound engineering; cheaping out on the auger drive is not.

Suggestion: put 30:1 worm reduction gear on the end of each auger shaft. 30 turns of worm rotates auger shaft one turn. Worm is driven by flexible cable (like speedometer cable) about 4 feet long from 30 RPM motor plus gear train in floor-mounted accessory box. Worm and cable lubricated with high-temp grease.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 02:15 AM (tkR6S)

387 I remain convinced.

Stoves + motors = bad juju.

BBQ rotisseries, excluded.

FOUR motors on a stove = nightmare fuel.

OR, "no fuel" reaching the stove.

JQ. You need an AOP and me Strike Team flying in, or what?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 02:16 AM (e6UQI)

388 Tomorrow the Medical Experts will measure how deep in the veins the thrombosis remains.

Posted by: Miklos
--------

Prayers up, Miklos!

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:17 AM (njWTi)

389 Stoves + motors = bad juju.



Old Soviet cars had separate alcohol heaters.

So if you got stuck in the snow, you could stay warm without running out of gas.

Posted by: Miklos recalls at March 26, 2024 02:20 AM (v+0wn)

390 Posted by: JQ

Thank you.

Blessings upon you

Posted by: Miklos Effendi, doing extravagant hand gestures and doffing Fez at March 26, 2024 02:22 AM (v+0wn)

391 AOP. Agreed with your "gravity alone" comment.

But the pellets should be being fed from ABOVE, lessening the work that the augur DOES.

Even of the chute angle is only declined at 20 degrees, it beats the hell out of any kind of LIFT augur, to be sure.


They shoulda made it a sawdust stove, and then let the fireworks begin!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 02:23 AM (e6UQI)

392 Awww... What a sweet offer! But I cannot accept...

No. It's time to shop for some other heating system. Current situation is just ridiculous!

There are other stove styles, but damn I'm tired of the whole pellet system. Hubby can't lift the bags and I'm not getting any younger.... I don't want to keep wrestling those 40lb bags!

I need to win the lottery, so we can get the hell out of this house.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:25 AM (njWTi)

393 JQ. You need an AOP and me Strike Team flying in, or what?


Jim

*crackle*

*Roger- Col. Smith says send in the A-Team*

*out*

Posted by: T-Miklos Barakus pities the fool at March 26, 2024 02:25 AM (v+0wn)

394 JQ.

Sell your house to a fleeing Californian.

Then you can afford to buy damn near anywhere.

Problem, solved? lol



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 02:28 AM (e6UQI)

395 I love steampunk too.

Especially green haired girl with the pistol.

http://___ur.com/a/whZRs

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 26, 2024 02:29 AM (ufFY8)

396 FOUR motors on a stove = nightmare fuel.

OR, "no fuel" reaching the stove.

JQ. You need an AOP and me Strike Team flying in, or what?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 02:16 AM (e6UQI)

Moving and metering the flow of a solid fuel to a firebox is always a PITA. That's why gas and liquid fuels are so wonderful. JQ says her stove has a circulating fan which is reliable, and an exhaust scavenge blower, also reliable (wonder why the blower does not supply forced air?). And a fixed-speed auger to establish base fuel flow, and a variable/intermittent auger to increase heat output over a range. I guess with pellet fuel, you have to keep some fire going all the time, or it won't relight on its own. Regular old wood stoves are the same in that respect. Gas and oil burners have automatic igniters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 02:32 AM (tkR6S)

397 The Fleeing Californians would be a good band name.

Genre unclear.

Posted by: Miklos, drinkin' and thinkin' at March 26, 2024 02:33 AM (v+0wn)

398 We get postcards from time to time, from (what I call) "property vultures" -- wanting to buy either our place, or my late father's place.

For less than 'market' value, of course.

"Close in 30 days!" "No appraisal!" "We pay all closing costs!" "As-is!" etc, etc, etc.

Tempting. But, not enough to get us into a NICE place, even here in Podunk.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:38 AM (njWTi)

399 PUNK out!

youtube.com/watch?v=RGNT2d4BhGQ

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:41 AM (njWTi)

400 But the pellets should be being fed from ABOVE, lessening the work that the augur DOES.

Even of the chute angle is only declined at 20 degrees, it beats the hell out of any kind of LIFT augur, to be sure.


They shoulda made it a sawdust stove, and then let the fireworks begin!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2024 02:23 AM (e6UQI)

Coal stokers have a hopper which gravity-feeds coal into a horizontal auger, which pushes it about 3 to 4 feet into the firebox, where it wells up into a cast-iron "crater", and tumbles down the sides thereof. Run by a 1/6 HP motor with a hefty gear reduction. Same motor also runs an air blower coaxial with the auger. The choke point with these things is where the coal enters the auger. Every now and then, you might get one or two oversize lumps of coal meeting in the gate just right and bridging it off. I think some designs have an eccentric shaft slowly turning in the gate to break such clogs up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 02:41 AM (tkR6S)

401 Well, it is time for me to hit the sack. Night, Horde. Good luck with the plumbing exam tomorrow, Miklos!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2024 02:43 AM (tkR6S)

402 PUNK out!

youtube.com/watch?v=RGNT2d4BhGQ
Posted by: JQ

Has Jim Carroll died yet?

Who will add him to the list of who's died , died?

Posted by: Miklos, drinkin' and thinkin' and logically axin' at March 26, 2024 02:44 AM (v+0wn)

403 We do not have NatGas plumbed into this house.

Another strike against it!

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:45 AM (njWTi)

404 Yes, Miklos. He died in 2009(?)

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:45 AM (njWTi)

405 Well, it is time for me to hit the sack. Night, Horde. Good luck with the plumbing exam tomorrow, Miklos!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Thank you, and I pray for the neglected, wretched Panhard too.

Posted by: Kindly and appreciative Miklos at March 26, 2024 02:48 AM (v+0wn)

406 Jim SND--

Both augers feed horizontally. No lift.

Have seen other units that feed upward or downward... meh.

I'm sick to death of packing pellet bags!

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:50 AM (njWTi)

407 Yes, Miklos. He died in 2009(?)
Posted by: JQ

Being his friend was apparently a Bad Idea.

Posted by: All Jim Carroll's friends died, died-glad I never met him at March 26, 2024 02:50 AM (v+0wn)

408 I would like to have a coroner's report like Fats Waller.

Cause of death- "Excess"

Posted by: Miklos with a smile at March 26, 2024 02:52 AM (v+0wn)

409 Hubby was telling a sick friend of his: "you need a JQ!"

Well-- *I* need a JQ!

Somebody who will work for free, 7 days a week. Someone who will cook & clean, do the maintenance & finances, make appt's and chauffeur... Ugh.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:54 AM (njWTi)

410 I just want it to end. Ugh.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:56 AM (njWTi)

411 Cause of death- "Excess"
--------

Or, like Keith Moon:

"Misadventure"

LOL!

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 02:58 AM (njWTi)

412 Hiya

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2024 03:01 AM (T4tVD)

413 Somebody who will work for free, 7 days a week. Someone who will cook & clean, do the maintenance & finances, make appt's and chauffeur... Ugh.
Posted by: JQ

So

We should start a union

"look for the union label, when JQ cooks, or cleans a house"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO7VUklDlQw

Posted by: Miklos is a sudden Bolshevik at March 26, 2024 03:01 AM (v+0wn)

414 JT

Posted by: Hiya at March 26, 2024 03:02 AM (v+0wn)

415 Posted by: Hiya at March 26, 2024 03:02 AM (v+0wn)

Seems like I oughtta know you.....

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2024 03:09 AM (T4tVD)

416 LOL, Miklos!

Are you working for free, 24/7 too?

No union would approve our wages, that's for sure!!!

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 03:09 AM (njWTi)

417 Francis Scott Key Bridge has collapsed

Posted by: Baldy at March 26, 2024 03:11 AM (3iLvU)

418
I remember, as a young man, trying to do an auger HP requirement calculation. For shits and grins to see if I could do it. I remember there were some things I left out. Anyway, consult tables for this, then compare your own calculations. :-)

Anyway, you have mass acceleration, friction, and lift. Auger behavior is as follows, power required per unit length:

Increases with density of material, speed, and friction (wet sticky material much more power than dry, slick material).

Incline power maxes at 45 degrees. It's less for vertical, but vertical is more than horizontal. At some point for vertical lift, bucket lift is more efficient than and auger. No moving material friction with the bucket.

Now, all this for big augers moving lots of grain, for little augers feeding pellets, while the principle apply, it's not any big HP requirement.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 03:11 AM (w6EFb)

419 Somebody who will work for free, 7 days a week. Someone who will cook & clean, do the maintenance & finances, make appt's and chauffeur... Ugh.
Posted by: JQ

I think your Old Mama should meet my Old Mama.

They have so much in common.

Posted by: Miklos can say "ugh" as trained at the Vienna Opera Academy at March 26, 2024 03:11 AM (v+0wn)

420
IIRC, when I did my power requirement calculation, just to be sure, I figured I'd double whatever I came up with. Turns out that would've worked. Looking at the tables afterward, my doubling would've got me just over the top for the 45 incline, provided my density and friction wasn't too much.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 03:12 AM (w6EFb)

421 Boat collided with bridge in Baltimore; several cars reportedly fell into water. Videos available of actual collapse.

Posted by: Baldy at March 26, 2024 03:13 AM (3iLvU)

422 Publius, thanks for that...

My auger problem is: cheapo, chy-nah POS little motors are POS!!!

They used to last longer, but probably weren't chy-nah crap back then.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 03:13 AM (njWTi)

423 Now, all this for big augers moving lots of grain, for little augers feeding pellets, while the principle apply, it's not any big HP requirement.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley

Herr Professor Dr. Publius-

We do not award tenure.

Nice try, though.

Posted by: University of Miklos at March 26, 2024 03:13 AM (v+0wn)

424 >> My auger problem is: cheapo, chy-nah POS little motors are POS!!!

My guess is as above. Cheap motors with parts that can't handle the heat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 03:14 AM (w6EFb)

425
OMG
https://tinyurl.com/u2v97xza

Bridge just collapsed as a container ship struck it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 26, 2024 03:14 AM (wjjYr)

426 Cheap motors with parts that can't handle the heat.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley

So

You have met Charleen

Posted by: Miklos does keep track from time to time at March 26, 2024 03:18 AM (v+0wn)

427
It looks real.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 26, 2024 03:18 AM (wjjYr)

428
A cool thing I remember. Consider charging a capacitor. Energy stored is 1/2 qV (or 1/2 C V^2). Energy expended by a constant voltage source is just qV. Half the energy is wasted. No matter what the resistance is, etc. You can see this.

No, accelerating mass via friction, which conveyors and augers do (mass hits something moving as is accelerated to speed via contact friction) works the same way. You waste half the 1/2 mv^2 energy as friction. IOW, you want to accelerate a mass to a speed by fiction, you expend a total mv^2 of energy. Half goes to heat, half goes to kinetic energy.

And this doesn't matter what the form of the friction is. You could put a variable resistor in series with the capacitor to charge it. No matter what, you lose half the energy to heat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 03:20 AM (w6EFb)

429 I think your Old Mama should meet my Old Mama.

They have so much in common.
Posted by: Miklos
---------

My "old mama" is actually my husband. My Momma died over 20 years ago. Dad died 5 years ago...

I'm so burned out, ready to split assets and LEAVE.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 03:20 AM (njWTi)

430 My auger problem is: cheapo, chy-nah POS little motors are POS!!!

I prescribe auger management therapy.

Please pay at reception.

Posted by: Miklos also has Issues at March 26, 2024 03:20 AM (v+0wn)

431
Live feed here.

https://tinyurl.com/yyhmjdm3

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 26, 2024 03:20 AM (wjjYr)

432 My guess is as above. Cheap motors with parts that can't handle the heat.
Posted by: publius
-------

Latest motor, didn't even work long enough to GET HOT!

It was cool to the touch when it locked up!

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 03:21 AM (njWTi)

433 Holy balls on that bridge collapse. Hard to tell how many cars went in. What a disaster

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 26, 2024 03:22 AM (+I6Y/)

434
Now, with an auger, the complication is there is friction going on all the time. With a belt conveyor or bucket type, the friction is only happening while the material is slipping. Once it gets up to speed, no more friction.

With an auger, that friction is continuous throughout the run.

The actual analysis is a wee bit complex.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 03:23 AM (w6EFb)

435 I'm so burned out, ready to split assets and LEAVE.
Posted by: JQ

Ok sorry, but same same.

When I pray seriously, I get on my knees. Respect for Him, prayers for you.

Posted by: Miklos just kneeled for a quick prayer at March 26, 2024 03:23 AM (v+0wn)

436 Also, I ain't even Katlik

Posted by: Miklos speaks in New Orleans Yat accent at March 26, 2024 03:24 AM (v+0wn)

437 The actual analysis is a wee bit complex.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley

Define "wee bit".

Posted by: PopularPhysics.org at March 26, 2024 03:25 AM (v+0wn)

438 Thank you, Miklos! (I ain't Katlik either, LOL)

Every day is such a struggle. I love the man but don't know how much longer I can keep this up.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 03:28 AM (njWTi)

439 Francis Scott Key Bridge has collapsed
Posted by: Baldy
------

Baldy - Long time no see.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2024 03:29 AM (XeU6L)

440 >> Define "wee bit".

Experiment I'd like to try. Get a group of physics professors and tell them to solve this auger power problem How much power per unit length to we need to turn this auger at a certain speed for a range of materials.

They must solve this from their own knowledge. Oh, I'd let 'em look up some various general formula if they were rusty, but nothing specific. Figure this out from first principles.

It would take them a while, and they'd get wrong at first.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 03:32 AM (w6EFb)

441 So I run this place again.

Fine

Doc is now at 2 pm not 10 AM.

And alcohol is a blood thinner.

And cheaper than Eliquis.

Posted by: Practical Miklos at March 26, 2024 03:33 AM (v+0wn)

442
Oops, there you are a few posts ahead of me, Baldy. Effing crazy.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 26, 2024 03:36 AM (wjjYr)

443 Thanks for listening, everyone. My world is crashing but I will be okay!

Jeez, it's one thing after another, and I let it get to me... will be better in the future.

I used to feel so strong. What happened? Ugh!!!

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 03:38 AM (njWTi)

444 The only auger question I have, is if those auger things on the end of a power drill will split firewood.

Posted by: That Gulyas ain't gonna cook itself at March 26, 2024 03:40 AM (v+0wn)

445 I used to feel so strong. What happened? Ugh!!!
Posted by: JQ

Feel

Be

Posted by: Miklos summarizes Caddyshack at March 26, 2024 03:41 AM (v+0wn)

446 You have to give the ships space to destroy.

Posted by: Mayor of Baltimore at March 26, 2024 03:42 AM (XeU6L)

447 Morning, early riser folken!

JQ, your struggles with your house and other things are terrible to hear. When I get to thinking I'm at my wits' end with where I live, well, I need to remember there are people much worse off than I am who need much more help and support. Do you have any family you can talk to in real life?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 26, 2024 03:47 AM (omVj0)

448
Heh, that reminds me, when I was in my 20s. Daddy had the bright idea of augering fertilizer into the spreader. Get a load of fertilizer in the truck, then auger it into the spreader with our portable grain auger.

Well....it didn't work so well. The little tractor, which could handle that auger for all the grains without even working up a sweat, bogged down, blowing black smoke.

The torque was such it broke a shear bolt on the drive. That's the difference between density and friction, both much, much higher for bulk fertilizer compared to grain.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 26, 2024 03:47 AM (w6EFb)

449 Mornin' Wolfus!

Yeah, I gots "family" about 1/4 mile away: a sibling what abused me all thru childhood. Fk that!

Other siblings and a step-child what live 100s of miles away... meh. They have their own lives and cannot be bothered.

I will survive.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 03:52 AM (njWTi)

450
Yeah, I gots "family" about 1/4 mile away: a sibling what abused me all thru childhood. Fk that!

Other siblings and a step-child what live 100s of miles away... meh. They have their own lives and cannot be bothered.

I will survive.
Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024


***
Then they are not family in the real sense. Yes, you will survive. As I learned in a certain twelve-step program many years ago, God does not give us more than we can handle. It may seem that way at times, but it really isn't true.

You will triumph.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 26, 2024 03:56 AM (omVj0)

451 I will survive.
Posted by: JQ

Posted by: I am singing that in my best Gloria Gaynor voice at March 26, 2024 03:56 AM (v+0wn)

452 https://tinyurl.com/4rj3zspw
There was a Bad Blue last night

Posted by: Skip at March 26, 2024 03:59 AM (fwDg9)

453 You will triumph.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

For sure.

Did you have Red Beans and Rice on Monday?

If not, you are already on the Road to Elsewhere.

Posted by: Miklos is already on another road at March 26, 2024 03:59 AM (v+0wn)

454 Then they are not family in the real sense.
------------

Correct, Wolfus! It wasn't s*xual abuse, just general violence against me, the whole time we lived at home with mom & dad. And, as adults, this sibling undermined me-- worked against me at every opportunity-- right up until I cut contact 2 years ago.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 04:00 AM (njWTi)

455 Did you have Red Beans and Rice on Monday?

If not, you are already on the Road to Elsewhere.
Posted by: Miklos is already on another road at March 26, 2024


***
Close -- chicken and sausage gumbo soup. It was Campbells, but I supercharged it with some grilled chicken seasoned with chili powder and paprika!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 26, 2024 04:01 AM (omVj0)

456 Oh, and Pixy hath arrived

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 26, 2024 04:01 AM (omVj0)

457 I must be a freak or some kind of wierdo.

No abuse of any kind.

No poor-poor poverty.

No helicopter parents.

I was a kid.



Posted by: Miklos has unsuccesfully applied for the "Black Sheep" position at March 26, 2024 04:07 AM (v+0wn)

458 Lucky you, Miklos.

I was 'branded' the Black Sheep when I ran away, to get away from the bullsh!t from sibling. Mom & Dad were clueless-- they didn't think it was so bad, but they didn't see all that was happening, as they were more concerned with the younger siblings.

Whatever.

But the folks didn't "forgive" me for decades. I think they never really knew how bad it was, or understood why I had to get away from it.

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 04:11 AM (njWTi)

459 We were not "poor" either.

I feel poor now, however....

Posted by: JQ at March 26, 2024 04:12 AM (njWTi)

460 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at March 26, 2024 04:38 AM (o3SCB)

461 Naturally the bullies prosper. The schools let them get away with it so they continue to bully their way through life. The victims meanwhile become an emotional wreck losing self-confidence and drive to succeed. If they fight back in school they're the ones who get in trouble so eventually they stop trying to do anything. They don't know how to defend their work from honest trying to help criticism because they were never allowed to defend themselves when it was malice.

Posted by: Hadsil at March 26, 2024 12:23 PM (dBI7o)

462 WHERES THE GLOBAL WARMING/CLIMATE CHANGE?

Posted by: Tamma the Drongo Bird at March 26, 2024 05:57 PM (wGqjj)

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