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I Think We Are In Rat's Alley Where The Dead Men Lost Their ONTs

Friday night! Hope everyone is doing well. Anyone have any plans for the eclipse Monday? Maybe having people over for a big feed?

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Fido Friday: Happy!


What's this?

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The fridge in the cabin has an ice maker that's never been hooked up. I can handle taping the line under the sink and running the hose, but this was taped to the back of the fridge and I'm not sure if it is part of the ice maker system or something else. Anyone know?

Put 'em in your mouth!

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The little girl has her game face on


He's right, that is fast

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Earthquake at 10:20 and by 1:00 they're selling t-shirts.

Granny don't play

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Scary


I think I would react the same

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Heh

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Trouble grasping the concept


Ancient history

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So when was the last time you saw a working pay phone in the wild? I honestly can't remember.

Tonight's question

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Skills


More bang for your entertainment buck

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Test

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None of them, IMO. A, but it should include unloading the gun, then C I suppose.

Cruising the beach


Is that Elon? I think that's Elon

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What would be the name of this British dish?

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Commercial break

It's not real, it's a comedian doing a bit. My unpopular opinion is that a society where this could be a real commercial would be in all ways racially healthier than our own.

PSA

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by wish fulfillment:

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Posted by: WeirdDave at 10:00 PM




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1 Roscosmos - Soyuz MS-24 - Undocking International Space Station - Space Affairs Livestream

Undocking coverage of the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft from the International Space Station.
Undocking is scheduled for April 5, 11:57 p.m. EDT
, (04:57 UTC, 05:57 CEST - April 6)

Soyuz MS-24 will depart Oleg Novitsky, RUS / Marina Vasilevskaya, BY / Loral O'Hara, USA from the International Space Station.

https://www.youtube.com/live/jRglpvI2UBI
__________

Roscosmos - Soyuz MS-24 - Deorbit & Landing in Kazakhstan - Space Affairs Livestream
Scheduled for Apr 6, 2024
This is coverage of the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft's deorbit burn and landing near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
The deorbit burn is scheduled for 2:23 a.m. EDT, 06:23 UTC, and 08:23 CEST, and the landing is scheduled for 3:17 a.m. EDT, 07:17 UTC, and 09:17 CEST.

https://www.youtube.com/live/4SuD8AC-2o8

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #222 at April 05, 2024 10:00 PM (qfLjt)

2 Howdy horde. Thanks WD. Have a good ONT everyone.

Posted by: TRex at April 05, 2024 10:00 PM (IQ6Gq)

3 Howdy!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 05, 2024 10:00 PM (u73oe)

4 Numero uno?

Posted by: Admiral Spinebender at April 05, 2024 10:00 PM (duT0u)

5 Love that little girl who's ready to rumble!

Posted by: 496 at April 05, 2024 10:01 PM (OiK+A)

6 Mmm. Brass nipple.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:01 PM (bo7UB)

7 Numero quattro. better than a stick in the eye.

Posted by: Admiral Spinebender at April 05, 2024 10:02 PM (duT0u)

8 Looks like an electric switch to open a valve to let water flow to the icemaker.

Posted by: mh53j at April 05, 2024 10:03 PM (7NmRg)

9 Hank's wish. LOL.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:03 PM (bo7UB)

10 I'm just wondering where Louis would have drawn a trumpet on Hank.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:04 PM (bo7UB)

11 Sorry I'm late, the chicken forgot the secret word.

Posted by: tankdemon at April 05, 2024 10:06 PM (E6tGB)

12 Uh, the correct answer is E, obviously.

Posted by: Dr. T at April 05, 2024 10:06 PM (g0Y4p)

13 Hmmmm, that looks like a gas fitting. Was there a propane fridge at some point?

Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:07 PM (x5COY)

14 Joe Biden appeared at a memorial service for the workers killed in the bridge collapse.

He mentioned Beau, needless to say.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:07 PM (YAtuc)

15 Stupidest thing someone said to me recently: “I met a woman from South Africa, and she was WHITE!”

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2024 10:07 PM (FzDG4)

16 SPOILER: Hank is the name of the chicken.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 05, 2024 10:08 PM (BpYfr)

17 The Test:
A
D
E

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #223 at April 05, 2024 10:08 PM (qfLjt)

18 4.2 earthquake in NYC causes hysteria.

In SoCal, we call that a "Tuesday."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:08 PM (bo7UB)

19 With the earthquakes, and the lightning striking the Statue of Liberty, Joe Biden has clearly lost the Mandate of Heaven.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:08 PM (YAtuc)

20 He mentioned Beau, needless to say.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

OH FOR F"S SAKE! Gosh I hate that man.

Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:09 PM (x5COY)

21 YAY WD ONT!

So much giggling

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 05, 2024 10:10 PM (fPaY0)

22 16 SPOILER: Hank is the name of the chicken.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 05, 2024 10:08 PM (BpYfr)

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That definitely makes for a different narrative to go with the pic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:10 PM (bo7UB)

23 Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper 7h
MAP: A map of the impact puts the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster at the epicenter of the earthquake in New Jersey.

And...

Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper 24m
On Wednesday, the Statue of Liberty was struck by lightning, and today it was shaken by an earthquake.🗽

Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper 43m
NEW: 7 earthquakes, including a magnitude 4.4, strike Northern California

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:10 PM (vtyCZ)

24 Get a load of that rooster, Helena Handbasket!

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2024 10:10 PM (NxC5+)

25 Stupidest thing someone told me... Sailors can get moonburn sailing at night. It might be true - butit's just stupid.

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater - Backstroking. Barely. at April 05, 2024 10:10 PM (gWAUD)

26 Today, I saw a trailer for a movie called "The Thing With Two Heads."

https://youtu.be/Q68TwyYN6ok?si=ksEZntQiaFFG8fVP

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2024 10:11 PM (0FoWg)

27 {{{Jordan61}}} Hello! Long time buddy.

Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:11 PM (x5COY)

28 Joe Biden appeared at a memorial service for the workers killed in the bridge collapse.

He mentioned Beau, needless to say.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:07 PM (YAtuc)

Please tell me you're joking.

Posted by: pookysgirl, tired of reality at April 05, 2024 10:11 PM (dtlDP)

29 With the earthquakes, and the lightning striking the Statue of Liberty, Joe Biden has clearly lost the Mandate of Heaven.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:08 PM (YAtuc)


Has a good grip on the Mandate of Hell, though.

Posted by: Dr. T at April 05, 2024 10:11 PM (g0Y4p)

30 OH FOR F"S SAKE! Gosh I hate that man.

He's just awful.

"You think that you are suffering, but your suffering is trivial compared to my suffering."

-- J. Biden

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:11 PM (YAtuc)

31 Global Warming staying busy!

Visegrád 24 @visegrad24 47m
BREAKING:
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake just struck the Tonga Islands in the Pacific Ocean

And a small one [like NY's] but also...

Visegrád 24 @visegrad24 3h
4.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Maranhão, Brazil

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:11 PM (vtyCZ)

32 Weird, Dave.

I agree with you about the commercial and being able to laugh at our differences.

That poor girl who couldn't find the door. I'm surprised she tried again without testing the space with her hand.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:11 PM (S5+ge)

33 Finished watching the Tourist(bbc series with Jamie Dornan). Fun

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 05, 2024 10:12 PM (fPaY0)

34 Annnnd there it is -- Biden compares himself losing son Beau to the families of the six construction workers who died when the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed

https://tinyurl.com/2t4h823w

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:12 PM (YAtuc)

35 Some Rat!!! How you been?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2024 10:13 PM (FzDG4)

36 Joe Biden appeared at a memorial service for the workers killed in the bridge collapse.

He mentioned Beau, needless to say.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:07 PM (YAtuc)


Did he also mention flying to Tibet with Xi? Again?

Posted by: Dr. T at April 05, 2024 10:13 PM (g0Y4p)

37 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (E/qck)

38 Whoever wrote the test can’t write.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (QCSQH)

39 There yet remains about 2 hrs, 49 minutes of the observation of my birthday, on the clock.

And lest I forget. Happy Birthday, JJS. Get well soon, y'heah!

*pours bourbon* ONT Greetings, Horde. CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (e6UQI)

40 Posted by: Jordan61

Good! Is you wonderful self going to "Bacon Wench" this year?

Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (x5COY)

41 Global Warming staying busy!

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:11 PM (vtyCZ)

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It snowed this morning. Global warming, my ass.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (FzDG4)

42 Happy birthday Jim!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (fPaY0)

43 RESOLVED: The word "hurtful" is forever banished from the English language.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (bo7UB)

44 Evenin'

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 05, 2024 10:15 PM (S8cdb)

45 With the earthquakes, and the lightning striking the Statue of Liberty, Joe Biden has clearly lost the Mandate of Heaven.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:08 PM (YAtuc)


LOL! The Mandate of Heaven doesn't matter; the Chicom payola matters more. Besides, ol' Dementia Joe has the Mandate of the Media.

Posted by: Achmed the Sailorman at April 05, 2024 10:15 PM (emlEe)

46 None of them, IMO. A, but it should include unloading the gun, then C I suppose.

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Fingerprints, dude.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 05, 2024 10:15 PM (FVME7)

47 Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (e6UQI)


Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Dr. T at April 05, 2024 10:15 PM (g0Y4p)

48 Good! Is you wonderful self going to "Bacon Wench" this year?
Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (x5COY)

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Of course! If they’ll have me, that is.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2024 10:16 PM (FzDG4)

49 43 RESOLVED: The word "hurtful" is forever banished from the English language.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (bo7UB)

I’d do that with “provider”. Before it destroys the English language provider.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 05, 2024 10:16 PM (QCSQH)

50 Excellent memes tonight WD. Thanks.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #224 at April 05, 2024 10:17 PM (qfLjt)

51 43 RESOLVED: The word "hurtful" is forever banished from the English language.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (bo7UB)

I’d do that with “provider”. Before it destroys the English language provider.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33
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"Impactful"

Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 10:17 PM (wQXfi)

52 LOL! The Mandate of Heaven doesn't matter; the Chicom payola matters more. Besides, ol' Dementia Joe has the Mandate of the Media.
Posted by: Achmed the Sailorman


I want to pound on that man with a bar of soap in a sock till both his head and the soap are "Downy" soft.

Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:18 PM (x5COY)

53 We had a sprinkling of snow here this early morning too.

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:18 PM (vtyCZ)

54 He mentioned Beau, needless to say.

I'm sure that Biden's staff has begged him to stop mentioning Beau, but he can't help himself.

I'm also sure that he justifies to himself having Hunter taking millions of bribes on his behalf on the grounds that it is small compensation for the loss of Beau.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:18 PM (YAtuc)

55 Fingerprints, dude.

As an ER doc, I'd be gloved up.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 05, 2024 10:18 PM (6/M8P)

56 All that cat wanted was a succulent Chinese meal! Is that a crime?!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Manifest

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 05, 2024 10:18 PM (3e3hy)

57 "You think that you are suffering, but your suffering is trivial compared to my suffering."

-- J. Biden

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He's like Jesus on the cross.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 05, 2024 10:19 PM (FVME7)

58 I had just one drink for JJ and Jim. May you have many more years and drinks!

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2024 10:19 PM (NxC5+)

59 He's like Jesus on the cross.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 05, 2024 10:19 PM (FVME7)
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***GAG***

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 05, 2024 10:19 PM (BpYfr)

60 {{{Some Rat}}}

Are you coming to Corsicana this year?

Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 10:19 PM (wQXfi)

61 It snowed this morning. Global warming, my ass.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (FzDG4)

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1500 people didn't fly into Davos by private jet because Global Warming is a fraud, little lady.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:20 PM (bo7UB)

62 Finished watching the Tourist(bbc series with Jamie Dornan). Fun

On what service?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:20 PM (S5+ge)

63 Dumbest thing said that I can think of goes to a Brazilian Olympic official during the Rio games. One of the pools (maybe the diving venue?) had the water turn green. When asked by the media he responded, "Chemistry is not an exact science."

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at April 05, 2024 10:20 PM (z+89e)

64 If I could ban a phrase I hear from corporate types all the time, it would be saying "flushed out" instead of fleshed out.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2024 10:20 PM (0FoWg)

65 So when was the last time you saw a working pay phone in the wild? I honestly can't remember.
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The lobby of the private medical building where my GP is [contrasted with a hospital].

And a small shopping plaza near my house.

And they were ¢50 the last time I used one [pre-WuFlu but I don't recall when].

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:22 PM (vtyCZ)

66 51 43 RESOLVED: The word "hurtful" is forever banished from the English language.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (bo7UB)

I’d do that with “provider”. Before it destroys the English language provider.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33
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"Impactful"
Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 10:17 PM (wQXfi)
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"Concerning" (as in, "I find this concerning")

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 05, 2024 10:22 PM (3e3hy)

67 Dumbest statement that I've encountered: There's a lot of candidates, but the winner goes to a student of mine who once wrote in his essay (in response to my question on whether the Reformation was inevitable), "Inevitable is a big word. I wasn't able to find out what it means, even after looking it up for five minutes."

Posted by: Dr. T at April 05, 2024 10:22 PM (g0Y4p)

68 14 Joe Biden appeared at a memorial service for the workers killed in the bridge collapse.

He mentioned Beau, needless to say.
Posted by: The ARC of History!



My beautiful Beau died saving lives here in Cleveland! Oh my beautiful Beau. I miss your young supple body! (weeps-poops)

Oh, hey, ice cream. (Wanders off stage, trips down steps, takes a nap on ground.)

Posted by: Joe Biden, sharp as a tack at April 05, 2024 10:22 PM (S8cdb)

69 RESOLVED: The word "hurtful" is forever banished from the English language.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (bo7UB)

I’d do that with “provider”. Before it destroys the English language provider.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33
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"Impactful"
Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 10:17 PM (wQXfi)


'Stark'. Often paired with 'reminder'. Every AI-generated YouTube commentary has it. You can feel the AI-generated commentary oozing out when you hear that word/phrase.

(OOPS on the sock.)

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 10:22 PM (emlEe)

70 Posted by: screaming in digital

Neither hell nor high water my friend, neither hell nor high water.

Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:23 PM (x5COY)

71 Today, I saw a trailer for a movie called "The Thing With Two Heads."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Ah yes - this is why sailors had a double button fly trousers.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2024 10:23 PM (E/qck)

72 My sister recommended mixing sherbet and Moscato. Picked up raspberry sherbet and am testing the mixture. Yummy!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:23 PM (S5+ge)

73 [Hmmmm... thought I posted this but now I don't see it... trying again, maybe I'll actually hit Post this time?]

Happy birthday, Jim!

Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 10:23 PM (wQXfi)

74 I wish there were still payphones. *sigh* I remember when you could just make a fucking phone call.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2024 10:24 PM (0FoWg)

75 Dumbest thing I'd ever heard. Overheard, actually, the question wasn't directed to me, but to her family, in general.

Group from some Midwestern region (dress, style, college branded apparel, in San Antonio, looking up at The Alamo.

And the mom asked: ".... but why'd they put it in Downtown?"

Gob. Smacked.

Not so much "dumbfounded", as "I FOUND DUMB, and she's right THERE!"


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2024 10:24 PM (e6UQI)

76 43 RESOLVED: The word "hurtful" is forever banished from the English language.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (bo7UB)

That's going to be a painful loss to my lexicon.

Posted by: tankdemon at April 05, 2024 10:24 PM (E6tGB)

77 53 We had a sprinkling of snow here this early morning too.
Posted by: andycanuck



Did it come with an earthquake and lightning? Seems to be a thing today.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (S8cdb)

78 HAAAAA of the EVER SO MIGHTY LA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CONSORSTIOM
My unit was assualted by a LARGE MEXICAN METH ADICT who proceeded to break open our 1st security doors...then our 2nd...our Security is not even allowed to have pepper spray and this low life just destroyed our complex...

Yet...we are so giving to these...migrants

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (TDvv2)

79 Elon Musk
@elonmusk
Too much of the environmentalist movement has morphed into a human extinctionist movement

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Ehh, what have the humans done for us lately?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (FVME7)

80 Neither hell nor high water my friend, neither hell nor high water.
Posted by: Some Rat
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Nor bridge collapse, nor earthquake ...

Yay!!

Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (wQXfi)

81 "You think that you are suffering, but your suffering is trivial compared to my suffering." J. Biden

Sufferin' Such An Ass!

Posted by: Sylvester at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (SYTee)

82 >>>fridge and I'm not sure if it is part of the ice maker system or something else. Anyone know?


Isn't that the hook up for the refrigerant? Like Freon for your AC.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (FYCAN)

83 Jim, happy birthday! Personally I like the acknowledgement, but I am so done celebrating those awful things.

Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (x5COY)

84 Brandon watch. Who's holding the bag?

Posted by: Hokey Pokey at April 05, 2024 10:27 PM (as3uC)

85 I think I would react the same
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There was a Stargate SG-1 episode (two, several seasons apart, actually) with that premise. The message was on paper that also tested positive for the team's blood.

Needless to say, they did put the address on a 'do not dial' list, and later recognized it when they met the aliens involved somewhere else.

Posted by: Methos at April 05, 2024 10:27 PM (Dnobf)

86 "Concerning" (as in, "I find this concerning")

I use "concerning". I use it for situations that are less than worrisome or problematic.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:27 PM (S5+ge)

87 56 All that cat wanted was a succulent Chinese meal! Is that a crime?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 05, 2024 10:18 PM (3e3hy)

I assumed the cat was part of the "to go" menu.

Posted by: tankdemon at April 05, 2024 10:27 PM (E6tGB)

88 ER doc questionnaire: Guns don't go off by themselves, unless you mess with them. While I know every member of The Horde did at least two tours in Nacho Grande with the Parachute Ski Marines, and can field strip any pistol every made, in the dark, with a cat perched on their head, your typical ER doc cannot.

Proper answer is to put it in a secure location and call the cops.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at April 05, 2024 10:27 PM (RJAZT)

89 After 9/11 a coworker "Bin Laden probably didn't think so many people would be killed by that"

Popped into my head over 22 years later when I read what did someone say that was so stupid you can never forget it.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 05, 2024 10:28 PM (wTs+0)

90 I'd like to ban the word "bully/bullying" for anyone over, say, 18. It's unseemly for adults to whine about bullying, i.e., hearing something you don't like.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 05, 2024 10:28 PM (3e3hy)

91 "You think that you are suffering, but your suffering is trivial compared to my suffering."

-- J. Biden
Posted by: The ARC of History!

Even when he was younger he wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed. But he has always made everything about him. Classic narcissist. Worsening with age and senility. No self awareness.

Posted by: Admiral Spinebender at April 05, 2024 10:28 PM (duT0u)

92 I use "concerning". I use it for situations that are less than worrisome or problematic.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:27 PM (S5+ge)

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I find this concerning.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:28 PM (bo7UB)

93 Anyone have any plans for the eclipse Monday? Maybe having people over for a big feed?

Not really. The non-stop hype has beaten me senseless.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 05, 2024 10:28 PM (V8he0)

94 To the guy driving the FJ Cruiser: wear a seat belt!

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 05, 2024 10:29 PM (dg+HA)

95 Sufferin' Such An Ass!

Posted by: Sylvester at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (SYTee)


{APPLAUSE} Well done.

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 10:29 PM (emlEe)

96 Flying Arab…daaaayum.

Posted by: Montec at April 05, 2024 10:29 PM (ZEhcA)

97 I'd like to ban the word "bully/bullying" for anyone over, say, 18. It's unseemly for adults to whine about bullying, i.e., hearing something you don't like.

+1000

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 05, 2024 10:29 PM (V8he0)

98 Proper answer is to put it in a secure location and call the cops.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy

Wellllllll, that depends. What if the sidearm in question would be a welcome addition to one's personal arsenal?

Just asking. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2024 10:30 PM (E/qck)

99 First thought of snowboard video: damn that’s some tasty powder

Second thought: oh yeah that’s what happens when the powder is too tasty

Posted by: Montec at April 05, 2024 10:31 PM (ZEhcA)

100 OH...and just so you all know

IRAN is posting up BALLISTIC MISSELES IN SYRIA

AIMED AT ISRAEL

Biden will be the LIMP DICK....as always

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 10:31 PM (TDvv2)

101 *Anyone have any plans for the eclipse Monday?*

Imma go out in the front yard and stare at my phone.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 05, 2024 10:31 PM (dg+HA)

102 I wish there were still payphones. *sigh* I remember when you could just make a fucking phone call.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Superman hardest hit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 05, 2024 10:32 PM (FVME7)

103 57
'He's like Jesus on the cross.'

Jesus was a poser. No one has ever had it as bad as I have.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 05, 2024 10:32 PM (roH4R)

104 C'mon man. The answer is B!

Posted by: FJB at April 05, 2024 10:32 PM (wQXfi)

105 75 And the mom asked: ".... but why'd they put it in Downtown?"

Gob. Smacked.

Not so much "dumbfounded", as "I FOUND DUMB, and she's right THERE!"


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2024 10:24 PM (e6UQI)

I think it was Jeff Foxeorthy talking about a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits mentioning one of his relatives surprise that dinosaurs would actually be so close to downtown LA.

Posted by: tankdemon at April 05, 2024 10:33 PM (E6tGB)

106 After 9/11 a coworker "Bin Laden probably didn't think so many people would be killed by that"


I vaguely recall that if the towers had fallen immediately something like 50K people would have died.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 05, 2024 10:33 PM (ibTVg)

107 Whacko statement said to me, "I'm a surgical reincarnation. I've been alive for hundreds of years." Also claimed to have secret government clearances.

Posted by: Hokey Pokey at April 05, 2024 10:33 PM (as3uC)

108 I find this concerning


Made me laugh

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:33 PM (S5+ge)

109 Biden will be the LIMP DICK....as always
Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 10:31 PM (TDvv2)


Maybe if they sprinkle in a few kids for Biden to sniff . . . .

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 10:33 PM (emlEe)

110 6ixBuzzTV @6ixbuzztv
#WATCH: Video captures police intercepting break-in at Richmond Hill warehouse involving a dozen suspects.

https://tinyurl.com/3ddmsbzp
1:27 minutes; no sound but imagine "Yakety Sax" being played.

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:34 PM (vtyCZ)

111
Wellllllll, that depends. What if the sidearm in question would be a welcome addition to one's personal arsenal?

Just asking. . .
Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2024 10:30 PM (E/qck)

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The Taurus Judge has entered the chat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:34 PM (bo7UB)

112 Heck of an ONT, WD.
Commercial is hilarious.

Posted by: scampydog at April 05, 2024 10:35 PM (41CYW)

113 Last payphone I saw was at the Seattle. Airport about ten years ago. They even had the plug in so you could access dialup for the 'puter.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2024 10:35 PM (W/lyH)

114 Biden is just a prop for Obama's third term. It's like Weekend at Bernies...prop up the corpse to continue the illusion as long as possible. The left has balls...and no shame. It's so obvious...has been the entire time. But the media won't call it out...they just go along with the charade. If you wrote a movie about what Obama and his people are pulling off, no one would think it was a premise that is believable, You would get bad reviews. But they are pulling it off in real life. Truth is much stranger than fiction.

Posted by: Admiral Spinebender at April 05, 2024 10:35 PM (duT0u)

115 First thought of snowboard video: damn that’s some tasty powder

Second thought: oh yeah that’s what happens when the powder is too tasty


Was that real? Cuz - yikes. I hope he survived.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:35 PM (S5+ge)

116 88 ER doc questionnaire: Guns don't go off by themselves, unless you mess with them. While I know every member of The Horde did at least two tours in Nacho Grande with the Parachute Ski Marines, and can field strip any pistol every made, in the dark, with a cat perched on their head, your typical ER doc cannot.

Proper answer is to put it in a secure location and call the cops.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy

I thought we all signed NDAs re achonay randegay?

Posted by: Piper at April 05, 2024 10:35 PM (ZdaMQ)

117 My black cat is sitting on top of the refrigerator, staring intensely at something that is apparently flying around. Should I be worried?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at April 05, 2024 10:36 PM (ET1Q8)

118 Maybe if they sprinkle in a few kids for Biden to sniff . . . .
Posted by: RickZ


Joe! The Iranians are contributing to President Trumps election campaign!!

Posted by: Some Rat at April 05, 2024 10:36 PM (x5COY)

119 PRAY for Israel


PRAY for the Republic

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 10:36 PM (TDvv2)

120 Did it come with an earthquake and lightning? Seems to be a thing today.
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Very, very frightening!

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:37 PM (vtyCZ)

121 A real commercial from Phenix City, Alabama

https://tinyurl.com/2en38dpp

Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 10:38 PM (wQXfi)

122 Dear Spud at 88: Of course

Posted by: Hokey Pokey at April 05, 2024 10:38 PM (as3uC)

123 107 Whacko statement said to me, "I'm a surgical reincarnation. I've been alive for hundreds of years." Also claimed to have secret government clearances.
Posted by: Hokey Pokey



What's scary is the whacko probably did have secret government clearances.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 05, 2024 10:38 PM (S8cdb)

124 Thank you for the ONT! I have so many choices on the dumb things said, and not all were said by me, even! I will need to think about a best in show example.

Posted by: Piper at April 05, 2024 10:38 PM (ZdaMQ)

125
Was that real? Cuz - yikes. I hope he survived.
Posted by: AmericanKestre

That happens more often than you think. Especially in Europe. I had a close call a while back and it scared the shit out of me. My backcountry days are over.

Posted by: Montec at April 05, 2024 10:38 PM (ZEhcA)

126 The click that avalanche makes is surreal.

Posted by: 496 at April 05, 2024 10:38 PM (WGNlc)

127 Wellllllll, that depends. What if the sidearm in question would be a welcome addition to one's personal arsenal?
Just asking. . .
Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2024 10:30 PM (E/qck)

Of course, said firearm may be a "rental" and have 15 bodies associated with it, with many recovered slugs awaiting ballistic matching to it.
Several years ago a Detroit cop got caught with a "throw down" pistol that was supposed to be in the Evidence locker.
Just things to ponder.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at April 05, 2024 10:39 PM (RJAZT)

128 Local library still has a functioning payphone. It's been in the same place for years.

Local hospital will pass off any firearms brought into the emergency room to security officer who has to transfer it to the police.

Scary to think that ER personnel might not have any clue on how to safely turn it over to them.

Posted by: Outside of Life at April 05, 2024 10:39 PM (89Sog)

129 117 My black cat is sitting on top of the refrigerator, staring intensely at something that is apparently flying around. Should I be worried?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at April 05, 2024 10:36 PM (ET1Q
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Is the fly crying "Help me! He-e-e-lp me!"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 05, 2024 10:39 PM (3e3hy)

130 Stupidest thing I've ever heard is "transgender."

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 05, 2024 10:39 PM (sfObP)

131 Stupidest thing said. There are 53 genders. That was 3 years ago. She probably would now tell me there are 106.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 05, 2024 10:39 PM (8VUgm)

132 I think it was Jeff Foxworthy talking about a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits mentioning one of his relatives surprise that dinosaurs would actually be so close to downtown LA.
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It was a killer commute!

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:40 PM (vtyCZ)

133 117 My black cat is sitting on top of the refrigerator, staring intensely at something that is apparently flying around. Should I be worried?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin



Just a demon that only the cat can see. You'll be fine.

Probably.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 05, 2024 10:40 PM (S8cdb)

134 Mmm. Brass nipple.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:01 PM (bo7UB

Breastie Boyz

Posted by: Pug Mahon, My Two Cents at April 05, 2024 10:41 PM (MvA9C)

135 On that solenoid thingy

My guess is that it came off a stove.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at April 05, 2024 10:41 PM (t11Fv)

136 Biden is just a prop for Obama's third term. It's like Weekend at Bernies...prop up the corpse to continue the illusion as long as possible. The left has balls...and no shame. It's so obvious...has been the entire time. But the media won't call it out...they just go along with the charade. If you wrote a movie about what Obama and his people are pulling off, no one would think it was a premise that is believable, You would get bad reviews. But they are pulling it off in real life. Truth is much stranger than fiction.
Posted by: Admiral Spinebender at April 05, 2024 10:35 PM (duT0u)


Heard a complete opposite theory of the bolded. People see government conspiracies in movies and believe them, take them at face value. But they can't seem to see them in real life. Better to believe in the fantasy rather than the reality of the world around them.

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 10:42 PM (emlEe)

137 After sandy hook a guy I know posted on Facebook that it’s time to ban guns that fire 300 bullets a second. Not sure if it’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard/read, but it’s up there.

Posted by: Montec at April 05, 2024 10:42 PM (ZEhcA)

138 I love Granny. "Accept my love you little shit." Echoes of my Step Mother, she didn't mince words. Good woman.

Posted by: Admiral Spinebender at April 05, 2024 10:42 PM (duT0u)

139 >>What's this?

Failed anal sphincter control module removed from Joe Biden during his last weekend in Delaware?

Posted by: Gref at April 05, 2024 10:42 PM (5fDan)

140 My black cat is sitting on top of the refrigerator, staring intensely at something that is apparently flying around. Should I be worried?
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EARTHQUAKE!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:42 PM (vtyCZ)

141 Good evening morons and thanks for the phat ont wd

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 05, 2024 10:43 PM (RIvkX)

142 PRAY for Israel


PRAY for the Republic


Pray for Captain Sabin's cat and kitchen

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:43 PM (S5+ge)

143 I sort of feel like I kind of want to go to the NoVa thing, but I am scared that my hordes of fans and admirers would swamp the event (and ruin it). Hopefully contact info will be updated soonish.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2024 10:44 PM (CHHv1)

144 Archeologists have found what they consider definitive proof that the Polynesians who settled Easter Island also had visited South America. Earliest settlement excavated have disclosed residue of canna Lily, sweet potato and cassava, all South American derived food plants, at strata that were depsited between 1000 and 1300 AD.the idincation is that there had been contact with South America at the original settling of Easter Island

https://tinyurl.com/mm9d5p4j

PLOS ONE paper: https://tinyurl.com/2vp9csbt

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2024 10:45 PM (D7oie)

145 129 -- No fly that I can see or hear. And she isn't doing her fly catching actions. She's just sitting there, moving her head as if she was tracking something.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at April 05, 2024 10:45 PM (ET1Q8)

146 137 After sandy hook a guy I know posted on Facebook that it’s time to ban guns that fire 300 bullets a second.

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*the Phalanx radar-guided weapons system has entered the chat*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:45 PM (bo7UB)

147 My unit was assualted by a LARGE MEXICAN METH ADICT who proceeded to break open our 1st security doors...then our 2nd...our Security is not even allowed to have pepper spray and this low life just destroyed our complex...

Yet...we are so giving to these...migrants
Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 10:26 PM (TDvv2)


Migawd, you mean the slightly chubby hispanic women manning the metal detectors with the wands were unable to stop him?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2024 10:46 PM (D7oie)

148 Black cats have the power of making EVERYTHING they do seem significant and to be dreaded. If a ginger cat or a calico did the same, we'd see it on YT under "Goofy cat oogles!"

I say this, but my black cat is lurking, so take this-- No, no, we had a deal! ARGH we had a deal!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2024 10:47 PM (CHHv1)

149 After sandy hook a guy I know posted on Facebook that it’s time to ban guns that fire 300 bullets a second. Not sure if it’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard/read, but it’s up there.
Posted by: Montec

Who among us doesn't lust after our own personal Phalanx CIWS? I mean at 3,000 rounds per minute it's approaching what your genius FB guy mentioned.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2024 10:47 PM (E/qck)

150 117 My black cat is sitting on top of the refrigerator, staring intensely at something that is apparently flying around. Should I be worried?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at April 05, 2024 10:

I understand cats can see spirits. Do you have any sage lying around?

Posted by: Piper at April 05, 2024 10:47 PM (ZdaMQ)

151 "I didn't cheat on her with my love".

The answer I got when asking if it was a good idea to cheat on his wife. He was serious. I was trying not to laugh at the dumb jock. TBF, his wife was a whore and they deserved each other. Not a bad guy, just dumb. Really dumb. He said a lot of dumb things and yet, he was likable. Weird. Had those beach boy, dough eyed, looks that gal go crazy over. Helped he worked out so had no fat, except between the ears.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 05, 2024 10:48 PM (S8cdb)

152 Damn you Cicero !!

beat me to it!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2024 10:48 PM (E/qck)

153 Do you want to know who does get a lot of ... er..."secondhand" guns? Guys that work at junkyards. I knew a guy who worked at a junkyard, and he had probably three dozen guns that he had pulled out of wrecks when he was stripping them to put them out in the yard.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 05, 2024 10:49 PM (6/M8P)

154 98
F. Casually slide firearm with your foot under some furniture for later retrieval.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 05, 2024 10:49 PM (fPaY0)

155 The Reichsbürgers back in the news.

Mmm. Reichsbürgers.
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Hundreds of far-right extremists and members of the Reichsbürger group were still in possession of a weapons license at the start of last year despite incipient efforts to disarm them, German media reported on Friday.

As of December 31, 2022, 1,051 extremists and some 400 Reichsbürger had permission to own at least one weapon, the corporate newsroom RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland said, citing the Interior Ministry’s response to a parliamentary question from the Left Party.

A year previously, 1,561 extremists and some 500 Reichsbürger possessed arms licenses, according to the ministry.

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 10:50 PM (vtyCZ)

156 145 129 -- No fly that I can see or hear. And she isn't doing her fly catching actions. She's just sitting there, moving her head as if she was tracking something.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin



Awiens...

Posted by: Cute Fuzzy Kitten at April 05, 2024 10:51 PM (S8cdb)

157 152 Damn you Cicero !!

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*curtsies smartly*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:51 PM (bo7UB)

158 *the Phalanx radar-guided weapons system has entered the chat*
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:45 PM (bo7UB)


Around '88 while visiting my parents in Norfolk, took the ex who had never been around the military to an open-to-the-public-on-Sunday tour of a destroyer that had the Phalanx System. I remember asking the seaman giving our little group the tour, 'How man rounds a minute does it fire?' 'That's classified, sir.'

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 10:51 PM (emlEe)

159 EDM 4 COL 2 end 2nd 🏒

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 10:51 PM (oCjPU)

160 So here's what happened.

Guy replaced a part on the furnace or stove, and had this thing left over. Didn't want to toss it, but didn't want it to get lost in a drawer, so he taped it to the fridge where he would know where to find it.
I can't see enough to know exactly what part that is, but it is for gas, not water.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at April 05, 2024 10:52 PM (t11Fv)

161 148 Black cats have the power of making EVERYTHING they do seem significant and to be dreaded. If a ginger cat or a calico did the same, we'd see it on YT under "Goofy cat oogles!"

I say this, but my black cat is lurking, so take this-- No, no, we had a deal! ARGH we had a deal!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm



Heh! Thoughts and prayers, BC.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 05, 2024 10:52 PM (S8cdb)

162 My black cat is sitting on top of the refrigerator, staring intensely at something that is apparently flying around. Should I be worried?

Nah, it's all good.

Posted by: Tinker Bell at April 05, 2024 10:54 PM (V8he0)

163 "My fear is that the whole island (Guam) will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

Posted by: TRex at April 05, 2024 10:56 PM (IQ6Gq)

164 So much content. But Gary's Mattress is AOS wrapped in a cauldron of hate and seasoned with a fake media of retail bargains.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 05, 2024 10:57 PM (WtvCN)

165 Happy b'day, Jim!

Posted by: Half Dozen at April 05, 2024 10:58 PM (eHovo)

166 I always laugh at that poor girl who can't find the door.

I'ld like to know where it happened, that gym looks like a real architectural showcase -- glass walls and all in a gym.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at April 05, 2024 10:58 PM (t11Fv)

167 I don't understand "teeth and bras"

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 05, 2024 10:58 PM (sJHOI)

168 I'm not a big wine drinker. I'm enjoying the sherbet part of this drink much more than the Moscato part.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:58 PM (S5+ge)

169 >Gary's Mattress


I really though Gary's Mattress was legit

Like Morrie's Wigs in Goodfellas

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 10:58 PM (oCjPU)

170 I've had cats my entire life, but this is my first black one. I can understand why black cats were considered evil during the Middle Ages. Walk into a dark area and suddenly there are two headlights staring at you out of the dark.

Yes, I'm familiar with the belief that cats can see spirits. That's why I asked if I should be worried.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at April 05, 2024 10:59 PM (ET1Q8)

171 me: The government lied to us about the effectiveness of the Covid vaccines
Californian: There was no lie, they just didn't tell the truth.

My head hurts every time I remember this conversation.



Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 05, 2024 11:00 PM (WvGHv)

172 RESOLVED: The word "hurtful" is forever banished from the English language.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:14 PM (bo7UB)

I’d do that with “provider”. Before it destroys the English language provider.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33
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"Impactful"
Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 10:17 PM (wQXfi)

'Stark'. Often paired with 'reminder'. Every AI-generated YouTube commentary has it. You can feel the AI-generated commentary oozing out when you hear that word/phrase.

(OOPS on the sock.)
Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 10:22 P

Curated Empowered Voice/heard/seen Reproductive care Anything proclaimed bhAnne Hathaway

Posted by: LASue at April 05, 2024 11:01 PM (Ed8Zd)

173 @167 167 I don't understand "teeth and bras"

I'm pretty sure I don't want to understand that...

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2024 11:01 PM (CHHv1)

174 Welp, the weather forecast for Monday means no direct view of the total solar eclipse in most of its path across the US. Clouds, rain, or thunderstorms are forecast from Texas NE to upper New York. Crap. I had a free, no electric lights in view, no crowd, hilltop viewing location available to me in Texas, within comfortable driving distance from my home. Win some, lose some. At least I did get to clearly see the August 2017 total solar eclipse, in a small town in Nebraska.

Posted by: Gref at April 05, 2024 11:03 PM (5fDan)

175 I don't understand "teeth and bras"
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It's about me.

Posted by: AOC The Bray at April 05, 2024 11:03 PM (41CYW)

176 Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

Word of the prospective merger come from two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Seattle Times

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:03 PM (oCjPU)

177 I remember the green water at the Rio Olympics. That was embarrassing. I've managed to keep my pool from turning green for 15 years now. Didn't think it was so hard.

Posted by: FWP at April 05, 2024 11:03 PM (V5BDR)

178 So when was the last time you saw a working pay phone in the wild? I honestly can't remember.
___________

There's a little grocery store in town and it has a working, somewhat beat up pay phone outside.

I have a photo. It was like seeing something rare in the wild.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 05, 2024 11:04 PM (Q4IgG)

179 > I don't understand "teeth and bras"
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it means make sure you're wearing them if the news crew asks you what it was like during the hurricane

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:05 PM (oCjPU)

180 A pound of wieners?

That's a lot of sausage.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2024 11:05 PM (di6C2)

181 There is a Paul Newman movie called Paris Blues that Louie Armstrong has a part playing himself.

Not a bad movie.

Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:06 PM (MNhXM)

182 I've had cats my entire life, but this is my first black one. I can understand why black cats were considered evil during the Middle Ages. Walk into a dark area and suddenly there are two headlights staring at you out of the dark.

Yes, I'm familiar with the belief that cats can see spirits. That's why I asked if I should be worried.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at April 05, 2024 10:59 PM (ET1Q


My black cats have never done anything worse than catch birds, bats, mice, snakes and fight other cats.
I think you are fine. Black cats are better than tortoiseshell cats, and those girls are some of the best cats in the world.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2024 11:06 PM (D7oie)

183 Yes, I'm familiar with the belief that cats can see spirits. That's why I asked if I should be worried.

If you are worried, you can claim the space in Jesus' Name.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 11:06 PM (S5+ge)

184 Marjorie Taylor Greene says earthquake that struck near Trump's Bedminster golf course is proof that 'God is sending America strong signs to tell us to repent'

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:06 PM (oCjPU)

185 Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

Word of the prospective merger come from two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Seattle Times
Posted by: Don Black at Ap

Sure, Jan

Posted by: LASue at April 05, 2024 11:06 PM (Ed8Zd)

186 Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

Word of the prospective merger come from two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Seattle Times
Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:03 PM (oCjPU)

I would have a hard time voting for that ticket.

Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:07 PM (MNhXM)

187 Oilers have a Frankenstein monster named Eckholm

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:07 PM (oCjPU)

188 The Seattle Times -- as intelligent as a post!

Or was that another newspaper??

[A morons' trip down Memory Lane.]

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 11:08 PM (vtyCZ)

189 117 My black cat is sitting on top of the refrigerator, staring intensely at something that is apparently flying around. Should I be worried?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin

It's just Captain Kirk floating by. Transporter malfunction. Scotty and Spock will sort it out in the next hour.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 05, 2024 11:08 PM (4I/2K)

190 >Sure, Jan

Posted by: LASue


what does this mean

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:09 PM (oCjPU)

191 185 Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

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"Cheney" is a pretty storied last name too, Don.

Posted by: Lynne Cheney at April 05, 2024 11:09 PM (bo7UB)

192 Curated Empowered Voice/heard/seen Reproductive care Anything proclaimed bhAnne Hathaway
Posted by: LASue at April 05, 2024 11:01 PM (Ed8Zd)
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"Someone who looks like me"

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 05, 2024 11:09 PM (3e3hy)

193 Marjorie Taylor Greene says earthquake that struck near Trump's Bedminster golf course is proof that 'God is sending America strong signs to tell us to repent'


I say that having bai-din as resident is proof that we need to repent.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 11:10 PM (S5+ge)

194 Yes, I'm familiar with the belief that cats can see spirits.
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WITCH!!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (vtyCZ) at April 05, 2024 11:10 PM (vtyCZ)

195 190 >Sure, Jan

Posted by: LASue


what does this mean
Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:09 PM (oCjPU)

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Mooooommmmmmmm!

Posted by: Cindy Brady at April 05, 2024 11:10 PM (bo7UB)

196 Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

Word of the prospective merger come from two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Seattle Times
Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:03 PM (oCjPU)


Kennedys only run at the top of the ticket. No member of the Joseph Kennedy clan will ever stoop to running for Veep.

Posted by: Gref at April 05, 2024 11:10 PM (5fDan)

197 'Stark'. Often paired with 'reminder'. Every AI-generated YouTube commentary has it. You can feel the AI-generated commentary oozing out when you hear that word/phrase.

Stark is a German derived word that is only paired with Reminder, Staring Mad, and Reminder

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2024 11:10 PM (D7oie)

198 If Iran is stupid enough to attack Israel with their missiles brought into Syria via Iraq...then both of those countries that allowed this should suffer VERY SERIOUS Consequences

If this was a TRUMP Administration

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 11:11 PM (TDvv2)

199 Word of the prospective merger come from two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Seattle Times
Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:03 PM (oCjPU)


Well, I mean, Seattle Times, right? How authoritative can one get in these benighted times.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2024 11:12 PM (D7oie)

200 anyway, RFK Jr should get the AG slot, just like his old man

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2024 11:13 PM (D7oie)

201 I would vote for a Trump/Kennedy ticket if it's Tim Kennedy and they debate their opponents in the octagon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 05, 2024 11:13 PM (3e3hy)

202 I don't know if cats can see spirits, but I know there have been times when suddenly the cat will jump up with it's hair puffed out and stare with terror at... nothing at all. Well that's all I saw.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 05, 2024 11:13 PM (S6gqv)

203 I'm wondering, was every recorded song a piece of shit before they REMASTERED it? Why didn't they just do it right the first time?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 11:13 PM (bo7UB)

204 now 5-2 Oilers

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:14 PM (oCjPU)

205 Buying more ammo...

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 11:14 PM (TDvv2)

206 RE: Trump/Kennedy ticket.

I hate our hereditary political mandarin class. I will not vote for them, no matter how qualified one individual may be. An aberration does not violate The Rule.

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 11:14 PM (emlEe)

207 I state my regret.

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:15 PM (oCjPU)

208 Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

Word of the prospective merger come from two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Seattle Times
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Was this by any chance published on April 1?

Posted by: screaming in digital at April 05, 2024 11:16 PM (wQXfi)

209 My best hope, honestly, if for an extinction level event. This will wipe out 99.9 percent of all life on Earth.

Tell me I'm wrong to want this. I await the persuasive arguments.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2024 11:16 PM (CHHv1)

210 I’d vote for a Trump /Kennedy ticket if it was Senator John Kennedy.

Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:16 PM (MNhXM)

211 176 Donald Trump is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate

That would settle once and for all the debate over whether Trump's learned anything.

Posted by: chris+opher at April 05, 2024 11:17 PM (dSco/)

212 I sort of feel like I kind of want to go to the NoVa thing,

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2024 10:44 PM (CHHv)

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DO IT

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2024 11:17 PM (FzDG4)

213 I don't understand "teeth and bras"

I almost said "Two things you need when being interviewed" but really, it's 'three' things.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2024 11:17 PM (E/qck)

214 SO!!!

Lets just play SPIN THE BOTTLE 2024!

Why not...

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 11:18 PM (TDvv2)

215 Something so stupid I can never forget it: My cousin asked me, in complete seriousness, how the shuttle gets all the way from Earth to ISS without hitting any stars.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at April 05, 2024 11:18 PM (TIhsa)

216 Stark is a German derived word that is only paired with Reminder, Staring Mad, and Reminder

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Naked

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 05, 2024 11:19 PM (Ka3bZ)

217 216 Stark is a German derived word that is only paired with Reminder, Staring Mad, and Reminder

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Naked
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 05, 2024 11:19 PM (Ka3bZ)

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Then there's "Ned"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 11:20 PM (bo7UB)

218 I would banish paradigm and holistic. Hate those words for solutions to problems.

Posted by: AnchorPoint at April 05, 2024 11:20 PM (V9pbl)

219 Of course, said firearm may be a "rental" and have 15 bodies associated with it, with many recovered slugs awaiting ballistic matching to it.

That is what gun shows are for. Buy a replacement barrel with cash, if extra paranoid do same for firing pin.

This is just plain good advice for any gun owner with an EDC firearm. Take the nice stock barrel, prep it for storage and leave it someplace in case you need to quickly swap out and destroy the gun-show barrel. "Clean" the barrel that needs to go away with a slightly smaller caliber drill bit, and be very sloppy and careless with its application. You may even consider sledge hammer and vice before tossing into a lake for more long term "storage".

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at April 05, 2024 11:21 PM (4HcMG)

220 Then there's "Ned"
Posted by: Cicero

Dead
Minus head

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 05, 2024 11:21 PM (Ka3bZ)

221 Stark is a German derived word that is only paired with Reminder, Staring Mad, and Reminder

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2024 11:10 PM (D7oie)


Whoa now, hold up.

"A stark look into our dark past. . . ." Heard somethin' like that. AI-generated YouTube commentary loves 'stark' for some reason. Especially crime/Hitler/Nazi videos.

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 11:22 PM (emlEe)

222 Joe Biden said FDR went on TV to calm the American people after the stock market crash.

Has to be the stupidest thing a politician has said.

Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:24 PM (MNhXM)

223 Tom Kennedy passed away. I liked him.

Posted by: Name That Tune at April 05, 2024 11:25 PM (V5BDR)

224 Tell me I'm wrong to want this. I await the persuasive arguments.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2024 11:16 PM (CHHv1)

That's exactly the type of thing the commies want.

Plus, 99% is about below subsistence level, which takes the chance of the human race dying out- which would be a tragedy because it was all for nothing. Bach, Michelangelo, even natural beauty means nothing if there is no one to enjoy it.

'What have you done? Thousands of years of building and rebuilding, creating and recreating so you can let it crumble to dust. A million years of sensitive men dying for their dreams... *For what*? So you can swim and dance and play.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2024 11:25 PM (di6C2)

225 Something so stupid I can never forget it: My cousin asked me, in complete seriousness, how the shuttle gets all the way from Earth to ISS without hitting any stars.

This one young girl was worried that the baby she was carrying would get pregnant if the mother-to-be had sex during gestation.

(she didn't use those words, something much more crude and stupid)

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at April 05, 2024 11:26 PM (4HcMG)

226 Kitties have a sixth sense.

They can see and feel a presence that we cannot. If they are nervous or skitter, get out the sage and the holy water. If they are merely observing, it's fine.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 05, 2024 11:26 PM (sfObP)

227 Marjorie Taylor Greene says earthquake that struck near Trump's Bedminster golf course is proof that 'God is sending America strong signs to tell us to repent'


I say that having bai-din as resident is proof that we need to repent.


Or we all missed the Rapture.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at April 05, 2024 11:27 PM (4HcMG)

228 My black cat is sitting on top of the refrigerator, staring intensely at something that is apparently flying around. Should I be worried?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at April 05, 2024

Cats make something akin to a profession of staring at something with an alarmed or concerned expression. Every single one we've ever had have done that thing, and they seem to especially love doing it while they're looking at something over your shoulder. Eventually you get paranoid enough that you look behind you, and, of course, there's nothing there. You turn back around and the cat is all tranquil and relaxed.

Given how clever the felines are, I almost wonder if it's a form of amusement for them - "Ha, ha, foolish human! I made you look!"

Posted by: John Drake at April 05, 2024 11:28 PM (ruzO0)

229 I once shared a Jacuzzi with a drunk girl who explained that it was impossible for humans to have come from apes because no one ever saw a chimpanzee have a human baby.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 11:29 PM (bo7UB)

230 6-2 Oilers

Avalanche are not a physical team
Oilers are

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:29 PM (oCjPU)

231 176 Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

Word of the prospective merger come from two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Seattle Times
Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:03 PM (oCjPU)

Because the first paper one would call that would publish a scoop like that is...The Seattle Times.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 05, 2024 11:29 PM (3Hm/H)

232 Hola, Hall. The vinegar on bread and left in the garbage can? Calls for some maple syrup if you ask me.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 05, 2024 11:29 PM (9yWhg)

233 >>>Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

>What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Hunter Biden at April 05, 2024 11:30 PM (WtvCN)

234 I'm torn between two stupid things people have said.
1. At a AAA baseball game in Albuquerque, NM, my girlfriend looks around and announces in a loud, Okie voice, "There sure are a lot of 'Messacans' here, aren't there?"

2. Neighbor comes over and tells me I need to stop putting kitchen scraps in my compost pile in my fenced in back yard because her dogs jump the fence and get into it and eat the potato peels and then get sick in her living room. (I told her I had a better idea: Keep her damn dogs out of my yard because if I catch them, they are going to the pound, or worse.)

Posted by: JML at April 05, 2024 11:30 PM (OrDr0)

235 Stark is a German derived word that is only paired with Reminder, Staring Mad, and Reminder

Posted by: Kind



Raving?

Tony?

Posted by: N at April 05, 2024 11:31 PM (54Sd4)

236 Neighbor comes over and tells me I need to stop putting kitchen scraps in my compost pile in my fenced in back yard because her dogs jump the fence and get into it and eat the potato peels and then get sick in her living room. (I told her I had a better idea: Keep her damn dogs out of my yard because if I catch them, they are going to the pound, or worse.)
Posted by: J


Or you could get rid of the open air landfill in your backyard?

Posted by: N at April 05, 2024 11:32 PM (uPbsD)

237 Has to be the stupidest thing a politician has said.
Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:24 PM (MNhXM)

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I don't know, that Guam tipping over thing was pretty bad.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2024 11:32 PM (FzDG4)

238 The Thing with Two Heads is near the top of my list of hilariously bad movies. (how could Ray Milland get involved in something that awful? He had a great career once.) If you've never had the pleasure, imagine a Horror movie where a black football player has an angry Archie Bunker head grafted onto his shoulder, and the scary part is having to watch the two heads argue about racial politics for the entire movie. The Horror! The Horror!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 05, 2024 11:32 PM (S6gqv)

239 216 Stark is a German derived word that is only paired with Reminder, Staring Mad, and Reminder
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Naked
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 05, 2024 11:19 PM (Ka3bZ)

I like how the English will say "he was running about starkers!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 05, 2024 11:35 PM (S6gqv)

240 "It's not real, it's a comedian doing a bit. My unpopular opinion is that a society where this could be a real commercial would be in all ways racially healthier than our own."
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This was real, as any New Orleanian can tell you:

https://tinyurl.com/2se7msnj

Posted by: javems at April 05, 2024 11:35 PM (lfS+4)

241 Has to be the stupidest thing a politician has said.
Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:24 PM (MNhXM)


"According to [Rush Limbaugh], S[heila] J[ackson] L[ee] made this comment to NASA officials gathered during a past Mars mission --

She said, ‘What, what, is it going to go where the astronauts planted the flag?’"

These are the people who pass laws that make our lives miserable.

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 11:36 PM (emlEe)

242 Stark choice

Stark naked

Posted by: Hunting of the Stark at April 05, 2024 11:37 PM (swPP2)

243 Or you could get rid of the open air landfill in your backyard?
Posted by: N at April 05, 2024 11:32 PM (uPbsD)

Hmmm...how do you propose to handle those open air cemeteries in New York?

Posted by: Outside of Life at April 05, 2024 11:38 PM (89Sog)

244 Donald Trump 'is still keen on RFK Jr. as potential running mate because he's so enraptured by thought of having the iconic Kennedy surname on his ticket'

Word of the prospective merger come from two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Seattle Times
Posted by: Don Black at Ap


*makes.wanking motion*

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2024 11:40 PM (W/lyH)

245 On the category of stupidest things one has ever heard, one of my favorites came when our relatives from way up North in Yankee Illinois Land came to visit our benighted rural region in NE Mississippi. My cousin had just gotten his driver's license, and wanted to go for a spin on some of the dirt roads that constituted most actual roads in our county, apart from one state highway.

So he's pulling out all the stops, pushing his father's car as close to its limits as possible, and, as you might suspect, he went into a skid and the car flipped completely over. Luckily, he wasn't injured, and was able to find a house where they would let him use their phone. We all turn up there, and before we can even say anything to my cousin, his father walks over to where he's standing, in front of a car now resting on its roof, and says "Give me those keys!"

My father and I both looked at each other and I have a feeling he was thinking what I was - "Whoo-boy, you sure got him told! Who could tell what would happen if those keys hadn't been confiscated?"

Posted by: John Drake at April 05, 2024 11:41 PM (ruzO0)

246 There is some good in this world and it is worth fighting for.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 11:41 PM (S5+ge)

247 Maybe a year or two ago, Philadelphia's Kensington Ave had a working payphone right near the elevated Allegheny Station also right near a Walgreens which was closed ( probably due to drug zombie looting ). I always thought the Police monitored the phone because it would be used for drug activity. A YouTube uploader called "K___ary" https://www.youtube.com/@k___ary2051 used to post regular videos of the drug-related devastation in that area, filmed from his/her vehicle. They haven't posted in a long time, don't know why. But the videos still exist ( some with millions of views ) and you can see how bad that area is.

Posted by: Tunnel Dwelling Mutant at April 05, 2024 11:42 PM (5y9OU)

248 babies are born naked, that is why we say they were brought by the stark

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2024 11:42 PM (D7oie)

249 you could get rid of the open air landfill in your backyard?
Posted by: N at April 05, 2024 11:32 PM (uPbsD)

Hmmm...how do you propose to handle those open air cemeteries in New York?
Posted by: Outs


That is sort of what you get after everybody goes back to having the residential landfills in the yard.

Why not right? Both are garbage, just different sorts.

Posted by: N at April 05, 2024 11:42 PM (5V1ZW)

250 Neighbor comes over and tells me I need to stop putting kitchen scraps in my compost pile in my fenced in back yard because her dogs jump the fence and get into it and eat the potato peels and then get sick in her living room. (I told her I had a better idea: Keep her damn dogs out of my yard because if I catch them, they are going to the pound, or worse.)

Sounds like you deserve each other.

Posted by: Jerk Emporium at April 05, 2024 11:42 PM (swPP2)

251 And right on cue, Lucy is tearing around the living room and then meowing loudly in the corner. Then attacking her mousie.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 05, 2024 11:43 PM (sfObP)

252 maybe everybody just gets a woodchipper and blows the garbage, deceased relatives whatever over the back yard?

Posted by: N at April 05, 2024 11:44 PM (+sbSO)

253 92 I use "concerning". I use it for situations that are less than worrisome or problematic.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 10:27 PM (S5+ge)

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I find this concerning.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:28 PM (bo7UB)
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Well it impacts me in a stochastically genocidal fashion.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #225 at April 05, 2024 11:44 PM (qfLjt)

254 It's k i m g a r y dammit. Nothing to do with pictures.

Posted by: Tunnel Dwelling Mutant at April 05, 2024 11:44 PM (5y9OU)

255 This one young girl was worried that the baby she was carrying would get pregnant if the mother-to-be had sex during gestation.

(she didn't use those words, something much more crude and stupid)
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure

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Was it a Tribble?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at April 05, 2024 11:45 PM (t11Fv)

256 babies are born naked, that is why we say they were brought by the stark
Posted by: Kindltot at

Nice

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 11:45 PM (S5+ge)

257 Why not right? Both are garbage, just different sorts.
Posted by: N at April 05, 2024 11:42 PM (5V1ZW)

You'll have to talk to that dingbat gub'noe of New York who signed the allowing human composting.

What do you do with the bones after everything else has been et by the bugs?

Posted by: Outside of Life at April 05, 2024 11:46 PM (89Sog)

258 I find this concerning.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 10:28 PM (bo7UB)
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Well it impacts me in a stochastically genocidal fashion

That escalated quickly!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 11:47 PM (S5+ge)

259 When they through me out of Madonna's show for throwing slices of baloney onto the stage, I was disconcerted.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 05, 2024 11:47 PM (bo7UB)

260 You'll have to talk to that dingbat gub'noe of New York who signed the allowing human composting.

What do you do with the bones after everything else has been et by the bugs?
Posted by: Outs


it is not much to get to human composting after the mass covid graves they had during the vid under cuomo

mandatory assisted suicide and solyent green coming to a town near you

Posted by: N at April 05, 2024 11:49 PM (54Sd4)

261 Dumbest thing but hilarious because gullible family member. Big road trip visiting colleges. Spreadsheet itinerary. I demanded we visit the Liberty Bell in the middle of whirlwind trip and campus visits. Fam member said, "Where is the campus? I thought we were visiting Liberty Bell University." Joke still going strong at every holiday.

Posted by: scampydog at April 05, 2024 11:49 PM (41CYW)

262 I'm off to watch a PD James novel dramatization.

Peace

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2024 11:49 PM (S5+ge)

263 Iron Man was born Stark naked.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 05, 2024 11:49 PM (9yWhg)

264 What's This?

Used is what it is. Taped to the back of the fridge so when someday someone wanting to hook up the icemaker will be baffled by it.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 05, 2024 11:52 PM (cOq4q)

265 Well, now I know what it's like when there's an accident on the only road that connects one part of an island to another.

Throw in uniform Democrat governance, and you've got a certain type of sandwich.

Posted by: TJM's phone at April 05, 2024 11:52 PM (LveDy)

266 would banish paradigm and holistic. Hate those words for solutions to problems.
Posted by: AnchorPoint

Agreed. Also I vote to rid the of the use of the word sustainable.

Posted by: Admiral Spinebender at April 05, 2024 11:52 PM (duT0u)

267 Undocking imminent.

https://www.youtube.com/live/jRglpvI2UBI

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #225 at April 05, 2024 11:53 PM (qfLjt)

268 If the category could be extended to "strangest thing" one has ever heard said, I'd nominate "Did the Vet just say to put sugar on the cat's ass?"

Backstory on that was that the owner had rescued a kitten with a prolapsed rectum (which, I was told, is not an uncommon affliction of felines). The Vet couldn't really do anything for the kitten except, well, push it back in. Owner gets home, and once again, there's a prolapse. They call the Vet, who tells them that if they sprinkle some sugar on the afflicted area, the cat will lick it off, and reduce the swelling, so problem solved. The owner's husband overheard part of the call, and from what I understand, that statement was his response.

Posted by: John Drake at April 05, 2024 11:54 PM (ruzO0)

269 Iron Man was born Stark naked.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
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Tip of the cap. Comments like that.....I love this place.

Posted by: scampydog at April 05, 2024 11:55 PM (41CYW)

270
This was real, as any New Orleanian can tell you:

https://tinyurl.com/2se7msnj
Posted by: javems at April 05, 2024 11:35 PM (lfS+4)

LOL the main guy in that one has what has gotta be the worst wig I have ever seen! And I never could figure out what the first black guy he points at is saying.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 05, 2024 11:55 PM (S6gqv)

271 267 Undocking imminent.

https://www.youtube.com/live/jRglpvI2UBI
Posted by: Ciampino - Update #225 at April 05, 2024 11:53 PM (qfLjt)

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It is the, how do you say, most dangerous moment of the entire operation.

Posted by: The Paolo at April 05, 2024 11:55 PM (bo7UB)

272 Throw in uniform Democrat governance, and you've got a certain type of sandwich.
Posted by: TJM's phone at April 05, 2024 11:52 PM (LveDy)

Is it a Monte Cristo?

Posted by: Powdered Sugar and Grape Jelly Enthusiast at April 05, 2024 11:56 PM (swPP2)

273 150 self hating Hollywood Jews said the stupidest thing when they sign a statement defending the director’s Oscar speech equating Israel and Hamas.

They claimed the criticism was suppressing speech.

Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:57 PM (MNhXM)

274 >stupidest things one has ever heard


we were talking about the motorcycle rally in Sturgis SD

woman piped up, 'where are they holding Sturgis this year?'

Posted by: Don Black at April 05, 2024 11:57 PM (oCjPU)

275 It is the water fill valve for the ice maker.

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Posted by: Theoryman at April 06, 2024 12:01 AM (KVAn8)

276 I haven’t read anyone wanting to ban the word literally. Did I literally miss it?

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 12:01 AM (MNhXM)

277 would banish paradigm and holistic. Hate those words for solutions to problems.
Posted by: AnchorPoint

Agreed. Also I vote to rid the of the use of the word sustainable.
Posted by: Admiral Spinebender
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'Stakeholders'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2024 12:02 AM (XeU6L)

278 273 150 self hating Hollywood Jews said the stupidest thing when they sign a statement defending the director’s Oscar speech equating Israel and Hamas.

They claimed the criticism was suppressing speech.

Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:57 PM (MNhXM)

the saddest/funniest group is Queers for Palestine. I've got a good graphic on my X account about Transgender Muhammed, Peace be Upon They/Them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 06, 2024 12:03 AM (S6gqv)

279 WD this may be my all time favorite ONT of yours and I love them all. I lol'd at most! Thanks for this on a tragic personal week for my fam.

Posted by: keena at April 06, 2024 12:03 AM (iTNuP)

280 haven’t read anyone wanting to ban the word literally.
Posted by: polynikes
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I'll second that motion.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 12:03 AM (41CYW)

281 'Stakeholders'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2024 12:02 AM (XeU6L)

Unless they are vampire hunters.

Posted by: Peter Vincent at April 06, 2024 12:04 AM (swPP2)

282 Earthquake at 10:20 and by 1:00 they're selling t-shirts.

'Murica. We still got it.

Posted by: Emmie at April 06, 2024 12:05 AM (Sf2cq)

283 sustainable and literally are fine but those overusing or misuing the words need to be chastised.



more annoying than those would be "proactive."

hate that word

Posted by: N at April 06, 2024 12:06 AM (mZiDV)

284 impactful
physicality

Posted by: Don Black at April 06, 2024 12:07 AM (oCjPU)

285 would banish paradigm and holistic. Hate those words for solutions to problems.
Posted by: AnchorPoint

Agreed. Also I vote to rid the of the use of the word sustainable.
Posted by: Admiral Spinebender
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'Stakeholders'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc

I second the vote on "Stakeholders," and propose the additional banning of "the view from 30000 feet." Both of those were favorite phrases of my second-to-last boss, who was, let's say, myopically challenged if he ever did attempt to look at the big picture of things.

Posted by: John Drake at April 06, 2024 12:10 AM (ruzO0)

286 We can proactively leverage our synergies to change the paradigm.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at April 06, 2024 12:11 AM (RJAZT)

287 241

She said, ‘What, what, is it going to go where the astronauts planted the flag?’"

These are the people who pass laws that make our lives miserable.

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2024 11:36 PM (emlEe)
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Especially egregious, she was on the responsible oversight committee but obviously either did not understand anything or else didn't read anything.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #226 at April 06, 2024 12:14 AM (qfLjt)

288
haven’t read anyone wanting to ban the word literally.
Posted by: polynikes
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I'll second that motion.
Posted by: scampydog


It's a no brainer.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2024 12:18 AM (63Dwl)

289 What's This?


that'S what is referred to as the basemeent fill valve.

Posted by: N at April 06, 2024 12:18 AM (4R5w3)

290 And while we're at it, can we also get rid of "Six Sigma Certification"? Keep it in the original sense of defining the quality of industrial output, but dump the administrative management aspect? They're even (symbolically) awarding belts to reflect one's level of mastery of the the BS in question. Wouldn't be opposed to eliminating the terms "Strategic Planning" in any context except for military and security usage, and "Institutional Effectiveness," which I have yet to see provide any quantifiable results in any form it's been employed.

Posted by: John Drake at April 06, 2024 12:19 AM (ruzO0)

291 280 haven’t read anyone wanting to ban the word literally.
Posted by: polynikes
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I'll second that motion.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 12:03 AM (41CYW)
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I literally laughed my guts out while reading that.

(anyone have a sterile bag for intestinal fortitude retrieval?)

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #227 at April 06, 2024 12:19 AM (qfLjt)

292 Especially egregious, she was on the responsible oversight committee but obviously either did not understand anything or else didn't read anything.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #226 at April 06, 2024 12:14 AM (qfLjt)


Embrace the healing power of 'and'.

Posted by: RickZ at April 06, 2024 12:21 AM (emlEe)

293 286
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Hate that word synergy. Along with culture (young crowd over uses it, few understand it). The stretched use/meaning of the word space.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 12:21 AM (41CYW)

294 Christianist

Also B.C.E., instead of B.C.

multiethnic

Posted by: mnw at April 06, 2024 12:22 AM (NLIak)

295 A Seattle trans attorney representing an Antifa activist is going viral after being recorded wearing breast prosthetics to court. But who is Stephanie Mueller & how is Mueller's Antifa client trying everything to block news coverage from future court dates?

https://t.co/UAlCEw0PX4

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #228 at April 06, 2024 12:22 AM (qfLjt)

296 Especially egregious, she was on the responsible oversight committee but obviously either did not understand anything or else didn't read anything.



how do you say diversity hire?

Posted by: N at April 06, 2024 12:22 AM (4R5w3)

297 Texas gender clinic dubbed 'Frankenstein's lab' performs hundreds of experimental surgeries each year - including giving patients a penis AND vagina and 'Barbie-dolling' clients by removing both

https://mol.im/a/13272711

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #229 at April 06, 2024 12:23 AM (qfLjt)

298 The stretched use/meaning of the word space.
Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 12:21 AM (41CYW)


The stretched use/meaning of the word 'rights'.

Posted by: RickZ at April 06, 2024 12:23 AM (emlEe)

299 273 150 self hating Hollywood Jews said the stupidest thing when they sign a statement defending the director’s Oscar speech equating Israel and Hamas.

They claimed the criticism was suppressing speech.

Posted by: polynikes at April 05, 2024 11:57 PM (MNhXM)

Calling someone a retard for saying something stupid is not suppressing free speech.

Throwing a grandma in jail for walking through the capitol waving a tiny flag and then holding her without trial for years is suppressing speech.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 06, 2024 12:24 AM (di6C2)

300 Lawyers no longer have to pass the bar to practice in Washington State

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 06, 2024 12:24 AM (Cynha)

301 If I could ban a phrase I hear from corporate types all the time, it would be saying "flushed out" instead of fleshed out.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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I "flush out" my e-mail and work load almost every day. Like one flushes a toilet.
As for my work product - keep it skeletal. Somebody else can flesh it out if they want it fluffy.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 06, 2024 12:24 AM (cOq4q)

302 the thing with most of these words is not with the words but the retards misusing the words.


we need some form of corporal punishment, who is also my favorite cartoon character, to train the retards.

Posted by: N at April 06, 2024 12:26 AM (4R5w3)

303 Giant coyote killed in southern Michigan turns out to be a gray wolf — despite the species vanishing from region 100 years ago

https://tinyurl.com/bpavssaj

Why was it killed anyway?

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #230 at April 06, 2024 12:26 AM (qfLjt)

304 not as if washintgon was using its laws anyway

Posted by: N at April 06, 2024 12:27 AM (4R5w3)

305 If I could ban a phrase I hear from corporate types all the time, it would be saying "flushed out" instead of fleshed out.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Ditto. Like you, I hear it regularly.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 12:30 AM (41CYW)

306 [insert word here]-compliant

Posted by: mnw at April 06, 2024 12:33 AM (NLIak)

307 I do love me some eggcorns.

I still say Chester Drawers.

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 12:34 AM (AIm4E)

308 292 Especially egregious, she was on the responsible oversight committee but obviously either did not understand anything or else didn't read anything.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #226 at April 06, 2024 12:14 AM (qfLjt)

Embrace the healing power of 'and'.

Posted by: RickZ at April 06, 2024 12:21 AM (emlEe)
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I considered inclusivity but did not want to appear that I was degrading the minority's cerebrally challenged, melaninized viewpoint.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #231 at April 06, 2024 12:35 AM (qfLjt)

309 303 Giant coyote killed in southern Michigan turns out to be a gray wolf — despite the species vanishing from region 100 years ago

https://tinyurl.com/bpavssaj

Why was it killed anyway?
Posted by: Ciampino



They thought it was a coyote?

Must have wandered down from Canada.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 06, 2024 12:36 AM (S8cdb)

310 Lawyers no longer have to pass the bar to practice in Washington State
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 06, 2024 12:24 AM (Cynha)

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I thought they got rid of the bar exam during covid. I must be remembering wrong. Anyway, it would be nice for me if they got rid of the CPA exam.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 12:36 AM (FzDG4)

311 Christianist

Also B.C.E., instead of B.C.

multiethnic
Posted by: mnw

Big agreement on the first two - I fear we may be stuck with the third, though. While we're getting back to B.C. and A.D. we should also think about placing A.D. in front of rather than behind a given year. Think about it - 1941 in the year of our Lord as opposed to in the year of our Lord 1941. The latter seems to me the best fit given what anno domini signifies.

Posted by: John Drake at April 06, 2024 12:36 AM (ruzO0)

312 300 Lawyers no longer have to pass the bar to practice in Washington State
Posted by: nurse ratched



A couple of episodes of Matlock and I can be a shyster in Washington!

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 06, 2024 12:37 AM (S8cdb)

313 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by wish fulfillment

Hank got a full-size dinosaur. Winning!

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:37 AM (DgGvY)

314 Fair enough

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 06, 2024 12:38 AM (Ql5Kr)

315 Ecuador declares Mexico ambassador persona non grata, orders her to leave

https://tinyurl.com/mvezktfb

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #232 at April 06, 2024 12:38 AM (qfLjt)

316 Happy Friday Horde...

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at April 06, 2024 12:38 AM (QGaXH)

317 I thought they got rid of the bar exam during covid. I must be remembering wrong. Anyway, it would be nice for me if they got rid of the CPA exam.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 12:36 AM (FzDG4)

Reminded me of a girl in college I dated a few times . If you wanted to know who they based blonde jokes on she was the girl. She passed all parts of her CPA exam first time. Some things are unexplainable.

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 12:39 AM (AIm4E)

318 we should send ghost rider minivan to evacuate every moron from washngiton state

Posted by: N at April 06, 2024 12:40 AM (4R5w3)

319 This is so incongruous that it merits a repost:
French electric police vans are being powered by diesel generators. 🤡

https://tinyurl.com/2sy3m8sz

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #232 at April 06, 2024 12:40 AM (qfLjt)

320 so mow everybody has to ask whether the lawyer they want to hire passed the bar.

Posted by: N at April 06, 2024 12:41 AM (4R5w3)

321 DVR'd Support Your Local Sheriff with James Garner and Jack Elam, etc. earlier this evening - have it on in the background. We didn't know how good we had it....

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at April 06, 2024 12:41 AM (QGaXH)

322 Jordan61! Hi there!

I think there was a flounder sighting earlier today.

Hope y'all are keeping warm in the snow!

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 06, 2024 12:42 AM (Ql5Kr)

323 If I could ban a phrase I hear from corporate types all the time, it would be saying "flushed out" instead of fleshed out.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


I've never heard that one, fortunately.

I'll nix the verb phrase "reach out to," before it becomes the noun "reachout."

Today: "I'll reach out to the customer to see if they have any change requests."

2025, probably: "I'll send a reachout to HR to see if having seventeen pronouns is acceptable."

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:42 AM (DgGvY)

324 Apparently the covid bar exam exemption was a one-time thing. They called it "diploma privilege." LOL.
https://is.gd/9XxyxO

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 12:43 AM (FzDG4)

325 What's happening, Horde???

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 06, 2024 12:43 AM (Sgq8y)

326 Reminded me of a girl in college I dated a few times . If you wanted to know who they based blonde jokes on she was the girl. She passed all parts of her CPA exam first time. Some things are unexplainable.
Posted by: polynikes


This is the difference between intelligence (CPA exam) and wisdom (real life.)

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:44 AM (DgGvY)

327 Hope y'all are keeping warm in the snow!
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 06, 2024 12:42 AM (Ql5Kr)

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I could not friggin believe it when I got up this morning and it was snowing! It's all melted now.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 12:45 AM (FzDG4)

328 310 Lawyers no longer have to pass the bar to practice in Washington State
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 06, 2024 12:24 AM (Cynha)

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I thought they got rid of the bar exam during covid. I must be remembering wrong. Anyway, it would be nice for me if they got rid of the CPA exam.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 12:36 AM (FzDG4)
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What is this bar exam and why would one pass a bar? Is a single malt whisky allowed for this exam?

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #233 at April 06, 2024 12:45 AM (qfLjt)

329 Aloha DDS. How goes operation basement clean out?

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 12:46 AM (41CYW)

330 We'll be lucky if A.D. survives much longer in any form.

I actually like "black and brown people" because the phrase pisses off white Latinos.

Got 2 go now.

Nytol

Posted by: mnw at April 06, 2024 12:46 AM (NLIak)

331 This is the difference between intelligence (CPA exam) and wisdom (real life.)
Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:44 AM (DgGvY

The Delta was as big as the Mississippi's.

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 12:46 AM (AIm4E)

332 Jordan and nurse, really good to see you guys.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 06, 2024 12:48 AM (Sgq8y)

333 Texas gender clinic dubbed 'Frankenstein's lab' performs hundreds of experimental surgeries each year - including giving patients a penis AND vagina and 'Barbie-dolling' clients by removing both.
Posted by: Ciampino


I didn't realize live-action remakes of anime were so important that they needed gender-accurate acto..... actre..... whatever the f--k those would be called.

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:48 AM (DgGvY)

334 DDS! Hi love! Will I see you in October?

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 06, 2024 12:48 AM (INu8E)

335 Reminded me of a girl in college I dated a few times . If you wanted to know who they based blonde jokes on she was the girl. She passed all parts of her CPA exam first time. Some things are unexplainable.
Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 12:39 AM (AIm4E)

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My biggest issue is that you have to have two other CPAs attest that you have the knowledge and practice to be a CPA. And I don't work with any CPAs who could do that for me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 12:48 AM (FzDG4)

336 Hey, DDS!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 12:49 AM (FzDG4)

337 Texas gender clinic dubbed 'Frankenstein's lab' performs hundreds of experimental surgeries each year - including giving patients a penis AND vagina and 'Barbie-dolling' clients by removing both.
Posted by: Ciampino



Human Centipede.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 06, 2024 12:50 AM (S8cdb)

338 323
Today: "I'll reach out to the customer to see if they have any change requests."

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:42 AM (DgGvY)
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Reminded me of fledgling software contracting firm:
"You go find out what the customer wants and I'll start coding."

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #234 at April 06, 2024 12:51 AM (qfLjt)

339 My biggest issue is that you have to have two other CPAs attest that you have the knowledge and practice to be a CPA. And I don't work with any CPAs who could do that for me.
Posted by: Jordan61


Two witnesses? Are you getting a job certification or committing treason?

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:51 AM (DgGvY)

340 Astonishingly stupid (funny but sadly stupid) thing said: in our early twenties, my cousin and I, both high school grads, were playing a video game, I think it was Sonic the Hedgehog or something like that and he was watching me play and suddenly started shouting " HIT THE CHAY-OSE BUTTON, HIT THE CHAY-OSE BUTTON!!!". After a few seconds I realized he apparently went that far in life never having read and understood how to pronounce the word "chaos".

Posted by: Son of Dad at April 06, 2024 12:52 AM (8JB5s)

341 What's happening, Horde???
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz

Let's see - the possibility of cats having the ability to detect the supernatural, words or phrases that need to be retired, dumbest things one has heard someone say, and Dave has tricked everyone into trying to identify an obscure fixture when in reality it's a Zen koan whose paradoxical nature helps us through meditation to progress further on the path to true Buddha Nature. I think that sums it all up.

Posted by: John Drake at April 06, 2024 12:52 AM (ruzO0)

342 Ciampino's Rescue Kitties

Still accepting donations towards the unkindest cut of all

There's another more extensive photo update #244 at the link.
Take a look if interested. Make sure to click on
"See Older Updates" as well if it's your first time.

https://is.gd/WQ5JcT OR http://tinyurl.com/4pak97f6

ALSO LIVE STREAMING!! - Now most nights as well

Twitch: https://is.gd/qyDILz OR http://tinyurl.com/2rvjn93v
YouTube: https://shorturl.at/grR06

Posted by: Ciampino - kittens all bunched up at April 06, 2024 12:53 AM (qfLjt)

343 205 Buying more ammo...
Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2024 11:14 PM (TDvv2)

Ditto!

Maybe I should get a gun too....

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at April 06, 2024 12:54 AM (QGaXH)

344 Posted by: Son of Dad at April 06, 2024 12:52 AM (8JB5s)

Hah . LOL.

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 12:55 AM (AIm4E)

345 Lawyers no longer have to pass the bar to practice in Washington State
Posted by: nurse ratched
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Saw a headline on that recently and thought, "No way." Apparently I should have read further.

Posted by: Former Eastern Washingtonian at April 06, 2024 12:55 AM (41CYW)

346 342: Awww, it's a pile of furry kittens. All napping.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 06, 2024 12:56 AM (S8cdb)

347 Buying more ammo...
Posted by: Nightwatch

Ditto!
Maybe I should get a gun too....
Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan


Ammo without a gun is still a dangerous explosive device, it's just hard to aim.

A gun without ammo is an awkward club.

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:57 AM (DgGvY)

348 224
'What have you done? Thousands of years of building and rebuilding, creating and recreating so you can let it crumble to dust. A million years of sensitive men dying for their dreams... *For what*? So you can swim and dance and play.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2024 11:25 PM (di6C2)

H. G. Wells ?

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at April 06, 2024 12:57 AM (QGaXH)

349 I think that sums it all up.
Posted by: John Drake at April 06, 2024 12:52 AM (ruzO0)

======

On the GAINZZ thread I posted about my clear lung cancer screening and people got so excited. I was confused until I finally realized they must have been getting me mixed up with Jewells45.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 12:57 AM (FzDG4)

350 Or you could get rid of the open air landfill in your backyard?
Posted by: N


********

As opposed to a closed air landfill? What would that be exactly?

Posted by: Son of Dad at April 06, 2024 12:59 AM (8JB5s)

351 Best NBA players I've seen in my lifetime
Michael Jordan
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Tim Duncan
Kevin McHale

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 12:59 AM (hMBkK)

352 Friend of mine in H.S.: 'Pastor says if earth was one inch closer to the sun we'd all burn up, one inch further away, we'd freeze....'

This was in Florida so there weren't any mountains I could take him up to show him it was the other way around...LOL!

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at April 06, 2024 12:59 AM (QGaXH)

353 "Is that Elon? I think that's Elon"

That photo could be re-created using Elon and Tracy Morgan as stand-ins. But today it wouldn't be a trumpet being drawn... LOL

Posted by: As not seen on TV at April 06, 2024 01:01 AM (4GGl4)

354 French electric police vans are being powered by diesel generators.
Posted by: Ciampino
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The stupid is not limited to the Franco. I'm on an NDA so cannot share much detail. In broad terms, building mobile charging stations that are powered by....you guessed it. Diesel. The solar panels are just for show.

Posted by: Former Eastern Washingtonian at April 06, 2024 01:02 AM (41CYW)

355 Posted by: Former Eastern Washingtonian at April 06, 2024 01:02 AM (41CYW)

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I would just like to say I am jealous of your "former" status.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2024 01:04 AM (FzDG4)

356 I would just like to say I am jealous of your "former" status.
Posted by: Jordan61
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I'm a slow learner.

Posted by: Now Living in MN. Facepalm at April 06, 2024 01:05 AM (41CYW)

357 Scampydog, We are airing out the cellar, probably won't get a dumpster for another week. There is building enthusiasm for a purge.

nurse, I hope to be there. I have been trying to convince a college friend of mine to accompany me there for a few years, now. I am very hopeful that she will join me this year.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 06, 2024 01:06 AM (Sgq8y)

358 To become a CPA in Texas, required work experience is currently one year of full-time, non-routine, accounting work under the direct supervision of a licensed CPA.

Or for part-time work, it's a minimum of 20 hrs each week totaling 2,000 hours in not more than 2 consecutive years.

The non-routine part cracks me up. Accounting is only boring when done right. It's never done right. Ergo and ipso facto delenda est . . there's no routine work.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 06, 2024 01:08 AM (4I/2K)

359 Buying more ammo...
Posted by: Nightwatch

Ditto!
Maybe I should get a gun too....
Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan

Ammo without a gun is still a dangerous explosive device, it's just hard to aim.

A gun without ammo is an awkward club.
Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 12:57 AM (DgGvY)

And them suckers can hurt a fella when thrown at you. It's why I always ducked.

Posted by: Superman at April 06, 2024 01:10 AM (4I/2K)

360 That's a solenoid valve. When your ice level gets low, it sends electricity to that valve so that it opens and sends water to the ice maker.

Posted by: Warmongerel at April 06, 2024 01:11 AM (chmzB)

361 357 Glad to hear the crew is enthusiastic. Roll off dumpster clean outs of family 'treasures' can be interesting.

Posted by: Now Living in MN. Facepalm at April 06, 2024 01:12 AM (41CYW)

362 That's a solenoid valve. When your ice level gets low, it sends electricity to that valve so that it opens and sends water to the ice maker.
Posted by: Warmongerel
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AKA the valve that dumps water all over your floor for 6 hours when the supply line springs a leak and keeps calling for water. It's really one of life's mysteries why I know this.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 01:16 AM (41CYW)

363 The stupid is not limited to the Franco. I'm on an NDA so cannot share much detail. In broad terms, building mobile charging stations that are powered by....you guessed it. Diesel. The solar panels are just for show.
Posted by: Former Eastern Washingtonian
----------------------------
Solar panels would a good way to trickle charge the starter battery.
That or just let the diesel idle when not in use.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 06, 2024 01:17 AM (cOq4q)

364 Solar panels would a good way to trickle charge the starter battery.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher
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Surrounded by a bunch of dang Smarties. You sir, are spot on.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 01:19 AM (41CYW)

365 8 Looks like an electric switch to open a valve to let water flow to the icemaker.

Posted by: mh53j at April 05, 2024 10:03 PM (7NmRg)

Late to the game.
Yeah, kinda looks like a solenoid-controlled valve.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 01:23 AM (ynpvh)

366 Friend of mine in H.S.: 'Pastor says if earth was one inch closer to the sun we'd all burn up, one inch further away, we'd freeze....'
Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan


The planets do not orbit the sun. The planets and the sun orbit the center of gravity of the solar system. That point is sometimes inside the sun, but it can be hundreds of thousands of miles outside the sun, too. So the earth-sun distance varies as time goes on--excluding our elliptical orbit--by more than "an inch."

The current barycenter of the solar system is about a solar radius outside the sun, but it'll be back inside the sun in 2027. And then back outside in 2033. The closest it'll be to the center of the sun in this half-millennium is in 2030. It was close in 1951 and 1990, too.

https://tinyurl.com/3jkffsec
https://tinyurl.com/3pt6y6xh

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 01:24 AM (DgGvY)

367 Older news:
Texas National Guardsman 'is caught smuggling a migrant across southern border in his work SUV' after fleeing checkpoint, sparking 100mph chase ended by cops using a spike strip

https://mol.im/a/13270429

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #235 at April 06, 2024 01:27 AM (qfLjt)

368 366 Friend of mine in H.S.: 'Pastor says if earth was one inch closer to the sun we'd all burn up, one inch further away, we'd freeze....'
Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan

The planets do not orbit the sun. The planets and the sun orbit the center of gravity of the solar system. That point is sometimes inside the sun, but it can be hundreds of thousands of miles outside the sun, too. So the earth-sun distance varies as time goes on--excluding our elliptical orbit--by more than "an inch."

The current barycenter of the solar system is about a solar radius outside the sun, but it'll be back inside the sun in 2027. And then back outside in 2033. The closest it'll be to the center of the sun in this half-millennium is in 2030. It was close in 1951 and 1990, too.
https://tinyurl.com/3jkffsec
https://tinyurl.com/3pt6y6xh
Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 01:24 AM (DgGvY)

And don't forget the the "path" around the sun is elliptical, so less solar flux when earth is at its peak distance away from the sun, more when it's at it's closest (aphelion, perihelion). Guess what? For the Northern hemisphere, the closest (perihelion) happens about two wks after the winter solstice.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 01:29 AM (ynpvh)

369 The current barycenter of the solar system is about a solar radius outside the sun, but it'll be back inside the sun in 2027.
Posted by: mikeski
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Excuse me, sir. Can you retranslate that into 4th grade English? Subtract the dark arts/voodoo language comprehension Jiu Jitsu and lay it out in a sub 80 IQ level please? Asking for a friend.
Snark aside, that's pretty cool.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 01:30 AM (41CYW)

370 Strange device from the back of that fridge. Looks like a gas nipple and a solenoid. Who did you piss off? lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 06, 2024 01:30 AM (VwHCD)

371 Best NBA players I've seen in my lifetime
Michael Jordan
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Tim Duncan
Kevin McHale
Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 12:59 AM (hMBkK)


Well, two out of five ain't bad. Only having the Knicks, I saw the Celtics two times in the '80s, along with the Nets once. Knicks had Bernard King in one Celtic and the Nets games. Like I said, wasn't a Knicks fan, or a hater, either, though I did root for the Celtics. But I was never a rabid basketball fan, high school, college or pro.

Oh, wait, I also saw Doctor J as a Virginia Squire and went to the 1974 ABA All-Star game in Norfolk, the one where Artis Gilmore (Kentucky Colonels) won MVP. Geez, how soon I forget.

1974 ABA All-Star Game box score. There's a few names there: https://tinyurl.com/25n6wuav

Posted by: RickZ at April 06, 2024 01:34 AM (emlEe)

372 370 Strange device from the back of that fridge. Looks like a gas nipple and a solenoid. Who did you piss off? lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 06, 2024 01:30 AM (VwHCD)

Back when he had a gas-powered fridge?
https://tinyurl.com/26bjuby5

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 01:34 AM (ynpvh)

373 Night, Horde, I grow weary.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 06, 2024 01:34 AM (Sgq8y)

374 Family of Portland girl, 9, file $9m lawsuit against school 'where she was gang-raped in bathroom by two boys, with attackers suspended for just one day'

https://mol.im/a/13270063

Back in my day (Africa), the boys would have been caned and then expelled. To get back into schooling would have entailed changing country as no local school would have accepted them.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #237 at April 06, 2024 01:34 AM (qfLjt)

375 The planets do not orbit the sun. The planets and the sun orbit the center of gravity of the solar system. That point is sometimes inside the sun, but it can be hundreds of thousands of miles outside the sun, too. So the earth-sun distance varies as time goes on--excluding our elliptical orbit--by more than "an inch."

The current barycenter of the solar system is about a solar radius outside the sun, but it'll be back inside the sun in 2027. And then back outside in 2033. The closest it'll be to the center of the sun in this half-millennium is in 2030. It was close in 1951 and 1990, too.
https://tinyurl.com/3jkffsec
https://tinyurl.com/3pt6y6xh
Posted by: mikeski

And don't forget the the "path" around the sun is elliptical, so less solar flux when earth is at its peak distance away from the sun, more when it's at it's closest (aphelion, perihelion). Guess what? For the Northern hemisphere, the closest (perihelion) happens about two wks after the winter solstice.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

And all the science, I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week

Posted by: Rocketman at April 06, 2024 01:34 AM (4I/2K)

376 G'night DDS

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 01:36 AM (41CYW)

377 The current barycenter of the solar system is about a solar radius outside the sun, but it'll be back inside the sun in 2027.
Posted by: mikeski
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Excuse me, sir. Can you retranslate that into 4th grade English? Subtract the dark arts/voodoo language comprehension Jiu Jitsu and lay it out in a sub 80 IQ level please? Asking for a friend.
Snark aside, that's pretty cool.
Posted by: scampydog


A picture is worth 1000 words: https://tinyurl.com/3jkffsec

It's a wikipedia link to a picture of the sun (yellow line), with the path of the center of the solar system (white line) drawn around it. Everything in the solar system is orbiting around that point on the white line, not around the center of the sun.

The sun is 98+% of the mass in the solar system. But just as gravity is pulling the earth towards you just like it's pulling you towards the earth, the planets are pulling the sun towards themselves, too.

Jupiter and Saturn, especially, are big enough and close enough to matter, so the sun winds up "orbiting" a point that's not inside the sun about half the time, and "wobbling" around a point inside the sun, but not at the center of the sun, the other half of the time.

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 01:38 AM (DgGvY)

378 TV star turned Black Lives Matter activist who claims he's the 'world's sexiest albino' stands trial for 'conning $500,000 out of donors' to buy suits, guns and house his lawyer claims was set to be 'battered women's shelter'

https://mol.im/a/13270231

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #238 at April 06, 2024 01:39 AM (qfLjt)

379 What is the producer of the gravity at the barycenter?

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 01:39 AM (MNhXM)

380 There yet remains about 2 hrs, 49 minutes of the observation of my birthday, on the clock.

And lest I forget. Happy Birthday, JJS. Get well soon, y'heah!
*pours bourbon* ONT Greetings, Horde. CHEERS!
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2024 10:14

Hope it was a happy one you youngster, I'm 40 minutes late dang it.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2024 01:41 AM (55Qr6)

381 379 What is the producer of the gravity at the barycenter?

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 01:39 AM (MNhXM)

The other masses. The barycenter is at the "very center" of where the equivalent mass would be.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 01:41 AM (ynpvh)

382 ABOUT 13 MINUTES TO RE-ENTRY


Roscosmos - Soyuz MS-24 - Deorbit & Landing in Kazakhstan - Space Affairs Livestream
Scheduled for Apr 6, 2024
This is coverage of the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft's deorbit burn and landing near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
The deorbit burn is scheduled for 2:23 a.m. EDT, 06:23 UTC, and 08:23 CEST, and the landing is scheduled for 3:17 a.m. EDT, 07:17 UTC, and 09:17 CEST.

https://www.youtube.com/live/4SuD8AC-2o8

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #239 at April 06, 2024 01:42 AM (qfLjt)

383 377 Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 01:38 AM (DgGvY)

The things you learn here.....

time for me to call it a day....

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at April 06, 2024 01:43 AM (QGaXH)

384 377 Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 01:38 AM (DgGvY)
The things you learn here....
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Echoing Anonymous Rogue. Bookmarked the link. Will study it a bit after the nectar of the mortals wears off. Thanks mik. Cool stuff.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 01:46 AM (41CYW)

385 375 The current barycenter of the solar system is about a solar radius outside the sun,

This is about me isn't it?

Posted by: Barry 'dogeater' Sotero at April 06, 2024 01:46 AM (QGaXH)

386 What is the producer of the gravity at the barycenter?
Posted by: polynikes

The other masses. The barycenter is at the "very center" of where the equivalent mass would be.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)


Correct. Consider a rope, acting as "the force of gravity".

If you have an "infinite" mass, like a stake in the ground, at one end of the rope, and you hold the other end and run in a circle, you're orbiting that center.

If my twin brother and I hold each end of the rope and try to do the same thing, we wind up orbiting a point in the exact center of the rope.

If Lizzo holds one end and I hold the other, we orbit a point much closer to Lizzo than me.

If Lizzo has 9 ropes and 9 dogs who total about 2% of her weight, it's like the solar system.

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 01:47 AM (DgGvY)

387 Good Nite All

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at April 06, 2024 01:47 AM (QGaXH)

388 379 What is the producer of the gravity at the barycenter?
Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 01:39 AM (MNhXM)

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The Barrywilliams. Duh.

Posted by: Marcia Brady at April 06, 2024 01:48 AM (bo7UB)

389 So moons are not orbiting around their planets but rather orbiting around an ever changing point that sometimes is the planet ? Or is that a different orbital phenomenon?

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 01:48 AM (MNhXM)

390 The object above could be any of the things mentioned, and it could also be an art installation, an AI-created visual, or a camera malfunction.

It could be any or none of these - hence my theory that it's a visual representation of a Zen koan, a paradox which, when contemplated, leads to Enlightenment. Dave is helping us on the path to true Buddha Nature, because he's a giver.

Or it could be a portion of a solenoid.

Posted by: John Drake at April 06, 2024 01:48 AM (ruzO0)

391 stupidest thing anyone said to me: in college in the late 70s, a girl in my dorm called me, stoned, on my landline at 2:00 a.m. and asked me where I was.
(after a pause, I asked her what number she'd dialed. Dead silence.)

Posted by: barbarausa at April 06, 2024 01:51 AM (enw9G)

392 Correct. Consider a rope, acting as "the force of gravity".-----------------
Brain just went from Barycenter to GBU and Tuco / Blondie.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 01:53 AM (41CYW)

393 Iowa Fertilizer Spill Wipes Out River’s Aquatic Life, Killing Over 749,000 Fish

https://tinyurl.com/4nbdvwth

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #240 at April 06, 2024 01:55 AM (qfLjt)

394 Microsoft reveals how much businesses will have to pay to keep using Windows 10 securely

https://tinyurl.com/4j4wx3va

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #241 at April 06, 2024 01:57 AM (qfLjt)

395 Most profoundly stupid thing?

When a new, inexperienced, waitress (my trainee) asked me: "What's in a 'rum & coke'?"

No sh!t. I could barely hold it together to answer her....

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 01:59 AM (njWTi)

396 RickZ we're probably among the 0. whatever that appreciate the excellence of Artis Gillmore.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 01:59 AM (hMBkK)

397 391 stupidest thing anyone said to me: in college in the late 70s, a girl in my dorm called me, stoned, on my landline at 2:00 a.m. and asked me where I was.
(after a pause, I asked her what number she'd dialed. Dead silence.)

Posted by: barbarausa at April 06, 2024 01:51 AM (enw9G)
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Today that would have been a perfectly valid question as it would be a cellphone-to-cellphone call.

Posted by: Ciampino - Aha, mobility at April 06, 2024 01:59 AM (qfLjt)

398 Well, Weird Dave-You are absolutely adorable after being escorted out of the Chinese Buffet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 06, 2024 02:01 AM (XkYcA)

399 When a new, inexperienced, waitress (my trainee) asked me: "What's in a 'rum & coke'?"
No sh!t. I could barely hold it together to answer her....
Posted by: JQ
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In a serious tone with your best poker face tell her: It's a Cuba Libre. Minus the lime.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 02:02 AM (41CYW)

400 So moons are not orbiting around their planets but rather orbiting around an ever changing point that sometimes is the planet ? Or is that a different orbital phenomenon?
Posted by: polynikes


Same phenomenon, exactly!

Earth has a moon similar in mass, but it's still about 80-to-1. Our barycenter is always inside the Earth, but it's closer to the crust than to the center of the Earth.

Charon is about 1/8th the mass of Pluto, and they orbit a common point outside of Pluto.

The other planet's moons are so tiny (relatively) that they wobble less than the sun/planet system does.

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 02:02 AM (DgGvY)

401 true, Ciampino, but then?
The depth of the stupid woke me ALL the way up.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 06, 2024 02:04 AM (enw9G)

402 The other planet's moons are so tiny (relatively) that they wobble less than the sun/planet system does.
Posted by: mikeski
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But do they wobble less than me, Jack?

Posted by: Joey Shits His Pants at April 06, 2024 02:05 AM (41CYW)

403 Totally lost to history but what a fantastic player Gilmore was.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 02:05 AM (hMBkK)

404 Does anyone have any suggestions for the funniest films which they've ever seen?. I have a grump of a friend who sits in his office and broods darkly, as well as a husband who probably has Shingles-but we don't have an appointment until six hours from now and both could use some laughs. Thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 06, 2024 02:06 AM (XkYcA)

405 In a serious tone with your best poker face tell her: It's a Cuba Libre. Minus the lime.
Posted by: scampydog
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Ha!

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 02:06 AM (njWTi)

406 That said, no planet/moon system has a barycenter than wanders as far as the sun/planet system's does.

The only planets with large moons only have one moon, so it's a two-body problem, like my rope example.

The solar system is..... well, a five-body problem (Sol, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) with some rounding errors for the other planets and some statistical noise for the moons and asteroids and comets and whatnot.

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 02:07 AM (DgGvY)

407 Fenelon Spoke, the go-to in our family is Bringing Up Baby.
There are a few scenes in that where I laugh helplessly, no matter how many times I've seen it it 29x2+ years.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 06, 2024 02:10 AM (enw9G)

408 302 the thing with most of these words is not with the words but the retards misusing the words.


we need some form of corporal punishment, who is also my favorite cartoon character, to train the retards.

Posted by: N at April 06, 2024 12:26 AM (4R5w3)
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We had a 'Major Payne'.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #242 at April 06, 2024 02:11 AM (qfLjt)

409 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 06, 2024 02:06 AM (XkYcA)

If you haven’t seen it, Dan in Real Life would be up your alley.

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 02:12 AM (MNhXM)

410 Also Instant Family with Mark Wahlburg.

Posted by: polynikes at April 06, 2024 02:13 AM (MNhXM)

411 404 Fen....
For immature boy humor (which all of us with a certain chromosome match are somewhat trapped at the age of 13), I suggest the following classics:
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Spaceballs
Holy Grail - Monty Python
and of course.. Animal House
Hope it is not shingles for the Fen hubby.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 02:15 AM (41CYW)

412 Fen for funniest films you have to way back. Laurel and Hardy, Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 02:17 AM (hMBkK)

413 393 Iowa Fertilizer Spill Wipes Out River’s Aquatic Life, Killing Over 749,000 Fish

https://tinyurl.com/4nbdvwth

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #240 at April 06, 2024 01:55 AM (qfLjt)

The release occurred after a storage tank valve was left open for a weekend.

Who would do such a thing? Sabotage or Stupidity?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 02:18 AM (ynpvh)

414 395 Most profoundly stupid thing?

When a new, inexperienced, waitress (my trainee) asked me: "What's in a 'rum & coke'?"

No sh!t. I could barely hold it together to answer her....

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 01:59 AM (njWTi)

"Vodka and Pepsi"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 02:19 AM (ynpvh)

415 Just a few minutes to re-entry burn.

https://www.youtube.com/live/4SuD8AC-2o8

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #243 at April 06, 2024 02:20 AM (qfLjt)

416 Sabotage or Stupidity?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)
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Stupidity should be painful. That is a lot of fish due to a derelict.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 02:20 AM (41CYW)

417 "Vodka and Pepsi"
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)
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LOL, I thought about messing with/misguiding her like that, but no... she was just naive. I told her: "rum. and coke." She got that DUH look on her face and blushed.

*sigh* it was more than 29 years ago. I was just a baby, LOL

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 02:23 AM (njWTi)

418 Trouble grasping the concept

Some people never learn...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 02:23 AM (ynpvh)

419 In a serious tone with your best poker face tell her: It's a Cuba Libre. Minus the lime.
Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 02:02

Good one Scampy. I ordered a Cuba Libre a few weeks ago, used to drink them for a bit around my college yrs. Was w/ some college friends I met 50 yrs ago and wanted something different than beer. The tarbender had no idea what that was.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2024 02:23 AM (55Qr6)

420 Stupidity should be painful. That is a lot of fish due to a derelict.
Posted by: scampydog


749K is still fewer than the million salmon that got killed earlier this year in Cali, when they knocked down a dam to save the salmon.

Posted by: mikeski at April 06, 2024 02:24 AM (DgGvY)

421 Airplane and Dumb and Dumber among the funniest in the modern albeit mediocre era.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 02:24 AM (hMBkK)

422 Heh. "Tarbender"

Haven't heard that one for a few decades... but then, I don't spend any time in bars now.

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 02:27 AM (njWTi)

423 Airplane or Blazing Saddles are always funny.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 06, 2024 02:27 AM (S8cdb)

424 I ordered a Cuba Libre a few weeks ago, used to drink them for a bit around my college yrs. Was w/ some college friends I met 50 yrs ago and wanted something different than beer. The tarbender had no idea what that was.
Posted by: Farmer
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Howdy Farmer!
My potion is Bacardi Pepsi/Coke. Bartenders always ask if I want a lime, which I politely decline while thinking in my head....That'd be a Cuba Libre, which I didn't ask for. Which most bartenders seem to know, they're just being polite. I think.....

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 02:28 AM (41CYW)

425 749K is still fewer than the million salmon that got killed earlier this year in Cali, when they knocked down a dam to save the salmon.
Posted by: mikeski
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My Pops, RIP, was a Trout Unlimited board member in Eastern Washington (anecdotally, he would have been a fine Moron) and he had some horror stories about the "management" of the fisheries.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 02:32 AM (41CYW)

426 Fen -

Raising Arizona.

& best wishes for a good laugh.
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Old School Critic . . . at April 06, 2024 02:33 AM (T60W7)

427 Dumb and Dumber probably the funniest in the last 30 years. It's been really bad for comedies since the seventies.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 02:35 AM (hMBkK)

428 G'night grey box folk. mikeski, thanks for the homework.

Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 02:37 AM (41CYW)

429 Body of construction worker missing after Key Bridge collapse has been recovered

https://tinyurl.com/4uh8nc4h

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #244 at April 06, 2024 02:39 AM (qfLjt)

430 Oh, wait, I also saw Doctor J as a Virginia Squire and went to the 1974 ABA All-Star game in Norfolk, the one where Artis Gilmore (Kentucky Colonels) won MVP. Geez, how soon I forget.

Artis Gilmore took Jacksonville University to 2nd place against UCLA his senior (iirc) year.

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Old School Critic . . . at April 06, 2024 02:39 AM (T60W7)

431 Haven't heard that one for a few decades... but then, I don't spend any time in bars now.
Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 02:27

I seldom do anymore too JQ. This was a get together w/ 4 old friends, we met when I was a 17 yo freshman in college in 1973. I eventually was the asst manager (ie best bartender, pd a bit more for too much responsibility) at a bar we hung out at.

In a twist of fate the other asst manager was my girlfriend Jules. We will be md 43 yrs in June.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2024 02:42 AM (55Qr6)

432 Last thirty years totally overrated crap like Something About Mary and the Fockers.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 02:43 AM (hMBkK)

433 I was "tudy tarbender" at CPO mess in Wahiawa, HI-- way back when..

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 02:45 AM (njWTi)

434 'Kid' movies are funnier than 'adult' movies, IMO.

Farmageddon was a cute, animated, rip-off of ET

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 02:48 AM (njWTi)

435 Airplane (and even Airplane 2) are definite musts for superb comedy, and a case could be made that Police Squad, even though it was episodic TV, is one of the most deliriously funny things to come from the Zucker brothers and Jim Abrahams. Give Top Secret a try as well - it's one of Val Kilmore's best comedic performances, and while you're at it, check out Kentucky Fried Movie. Woody Allen's Love and Death is a treasure, and his films between 1966 and 1975 really hold up well. Post 1975, his movie Zelig is the only one that stands out as a rib-splitting exercise in the type of comedy Allen did best. (I've always wondered if Forrest Gump actually ripped off Zelig).

Posted by: John Drake at April 06, 2024 02:48 AM (ruzO0)

436 I missed the bus getting pizza. Gotta wait 15 minutes. Then walk 5 blocks. FML

Posted by: SFGoth at April 06, 2024 02:48 AM (dgkqE)

437 And i've been drinking (wine).

Posted by: SFGoth at April 06, 2024 02:49 AM (dgkqE)

438 Adriane, Gilmore was on some terrific Chicago Bulls teams pre-MJ, and had an all time great Fro.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 02:50 AM (hMBkK)

439 Kennedys only run at the top of the ticket. No member of the Joseph Kennedy clan will ever stoop to running for Veep.
Posted by: Gref

That's called being underwater.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 06, 2024 02:51 AM (dgkqE)

440 Howdy Farmer!
My potion is Bacardi Pepsi/Coke. Bartenders always ask if I want a lime, which I politely decline while thinking in my head....That'd be a Cuba Libre, which I didn't ask for. Which most bartenders seem to know, they're just being polite. I think.....
Posted by: scampydog at April 06, 2024 02:28

As mentioned above I was asst manager at a college bar. Spike the boss pd about as poorly as anyone else in a college town, but we got a free meal and if you worked till close you got to drink free beer or rail drinks after closing. And he gave us quarters to play pool, foos ball and pinball! A college kids dream.

If he was closing we had an hour or so while he counted money, etc. However, when we were closing there were times we left much later.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2024 02:53 AM (55Qr6)

441 Immature boy humor? Porky's! Is mike hunt in the parking lot?

Posted by: SFGoth at April 06, 2024 02:54 AM (dgkqE)

442 About 22 minutes to touchdown.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #245 at April 06, 2024 02:55 AM (qfLjt)

443 Another phrase I hate: 'if you will'. Often misused.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #246 at April 06, 2024 03:05 AM (qfLjt)

444 I missed the bus getting pizza. Gotta wait 15 minutes. Then walk 5 blocks. FML
Posted by: SFGoth at April 06, 2024 02:48

FML?
F*ck My Life?
Feel My Lovehandles?
Curious minds want to know.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2024 03:05 AM (55Qr6)

445 "FML" usually means F*k my life, Farmer

I feel that way quite frequently lately.

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:07 AM (njWTi)

446 445 "FML" usually means F*k my life, Farmer

I feel that way quite frequently lately.

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:07 AM (njWTi)

No matter how bad your life is, someone has it worse.
It's not comforting, but it does put things into perspective.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 03:08 AM (ynpvh)

447 And on that note, 'night all.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 06, 2024 03:09 AM (ynpvh)

448 No matter how bad your life is, someone has it worse.
It's not comforting, but it does put things into perspective.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)
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Yes, it is not comforting. At all. It's something my grandmother said, whenever we had any kind of complaint. LOL

Perspective? Hahaha, yeah.

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:10 AM (njWTi)

449 Shocking: Hillary Clinton is branded a 'super predator' while husband Bill is told he's a 'piece of s**t' to his face by anti-Israel protesters in NYC

https://mol.im/a/13277635

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #247 at April 06, 2024 03:11 AM (qfLjt)

450 Once upon a time I wished for a large cock.

Instead, I got this delicious beef leftover style stir-fry with soy sauce and Worcestershire to bring it all together.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at April 06, 2024 03:13 AM (WtvCN)

451 I don't have family dying right & left, but that's only because they've already died and left their mess behind for me to clean up...

And I can't get jacksh!t done, because hubby requires all my waking hours.

So, yeah.

FML, and nobody else gets to tell me it isn't bad.

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:14 AM (njWTi)

452 Perspective... LOf'nL

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:22 AM (njWTi)

453 JQ just remember we've had it better than like 99% of people ever born just by having lived in these here United States.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 03:28 AM (3U/ub)

454 Iowa Fertilizer Spill Wipes Out River’s Aquatic Life, Killing Over 749,000 Fish

https://tinyurl.com/4nbdvwth
Posted by: Ciampino - Update #240 at April 06, 2024 01:55 AM (qfLjt)

I'm glad I didn't hafta count 'em !

Posted by: JT at April 06, 2024 03:30 AM (T4tVD)

455 And of course you have to bring it all together with Huy Fong Sriracha Sauce, because if you're not eating spicy food during the final four, you're just a big fag.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at April 06, 2024 03:31 AM (WtvCN)

456 454 Iowa Fertilizer Spill Wipes Out River’s Aquatic Life, Killing Over 749,000 Fish

https://tinyurl.com/4nbdvwth
Posted by: Ciampino - Update #240 at April 06, 2024 01:55 AM (qfLjt)

I'm glad I didn't hafta count 'em !

Posted by: JT at April 06, 2024 03:30 AM (T4tVD)
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I agree, not enough toes.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #248 at April 06, 2024 03:32 AM (qfLjt)

457 ...just by having lived in these here United States.
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Do you realize how f'ing condescending that sounds?

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:32 AM (njWTi)

458 If you think I'm wearing a bra at home just because a storm might come, you're crazy. I'm not even wearing it for the eclipse.

Speaking of which, has anyone heard the rumor that since the MSM and gummint are making such a big deal about seeing the eclipse, there must be an evil plan to somehow destroy a bunch of us while we're outside watching it?

=OR=

Will it be The Alien Reveal?

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 06, 2024 03:34 AM (w6EFb)

459 Do you realize how f'ing condescending that sounds?
Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:32 AM (njWTi)

Yeah, I should have said 99.9

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 03:37 AM (3U/ub)

460 "If you think I'm wearing a bra at home just because a storm might come, you're crazy. I'm not even wearing it for the eclipse."

Somebody sure had something to get off their chest tonight.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 06, 2024 03:37 AM (KAi1n)

461 Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 03:37 AM

Well and good then!

Happy, f'n happy! Everybody dance!

You. Have. NO. FKING. IDEA.

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:39 AM (njWTi)

462 JQ, I feel for you. Indulge yourself today, whatever it takes.

I'm trying to get myself into a depression-era toughness. First mentally. One hopes the rest will follow.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 06, 2024 03:41 AM (w6EFb)

463 Thanks, Miley.

What are you planting this year? (heh, I mean, *besides* okra?)

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:42 AM (njWTi)

464 >>>we've had it better than like 99% of people ever born just by having lived in these here United States.

Posted by: coyne

>We need more hot, foreign chicks to immigrate to America. I'm putting you in charge of this important task.

Don't fuck it up!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 06, 2024 03:42 AM (WtvCN)

465 14 Joe Biden appeared at a memorial service for the workers killed in the bridge collapse.

He mentioned Beau, needless to say.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2024 10:07 PM (YAtuc)

Seriously?

Posted by: m at April 06, 2024 03:44 AM (o3SCB)

466 Apologies JQ, was trying to make a glib historical quip.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 03:47 AM (3U/ub)

467 Neighbor, Mrs. F. says since Aaron Peskin stopped drinking he has been making a lot more sense.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 06, 2024 03:50 AM (RIvkX)

468 460 I guess so!

JQ, would you believe that I haven't planted one fucking seed yet? Tomorrow, for sure. I've got the heat mats and the lights, etc.

There will be herb seeds and of course peppers and tomatoes. My brother has started a mess of seeds in his hoop houses, including artichokes, greens and flowers.

Out in the field - the usual suspects. Yellow corn, white corn, my Buehl heirloom corn, peppers, eggplant, okra of two kinds, squash, pumpkins, gourds, potatoes, peas, cucumbers and more flowers.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 06, 2024 03:51 AM (w6EFb)

469 >We need more hot, foreign chicks to immigrate to America. I'm putting you in charge of this important task.

Don't fuck it up!
Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 06, 2024 03:42 AM (WtvCN)

With much reluctance I am willing take on this burden.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 03:53 AM (3U/ub)

470 OOOps. I was laughing so hard at Gutfeld that
I woke up Bailey. She's going to be 14 on Apr 14, big yellow lab, that's a long time for them. I scared her out of the room.

Bales has bad hips, arthritis and dementia. But she perserves and still smiles at us.

J thinks at times she should be put down after an "accident" inside. I'm just a sap, she's been such a good pal for so many yrs. I wake up and hope she's just expired naturally during the night.

Damn dog just keeps on living. Now I posit it to J as such...
if you have a touch of dementia
are in pain, but it is tolerable
would you rather be alive or be dead?

This has been a struggle since Thanksgiving. Such is life.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2024 03:53 AM (55Qr6)

471 Miley-- do you bag the silks to keep corn from cross-pollinating?

I tried some "Glass Gem" corn a few years back, but it must've crossed with neighbor's plants. Not many 'pretty' kernels. (wonder how his turned out? ugh, felt bad about it...)

Posted by: JQ at April 06, 2024 03:55 AM (njWTi)

472 So they make a bra designed for small boobs; it's called Pepper. Do you think it will be big with trannies?

If your boobs are that small, why do you need a bra?

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 06, 2024 03:56 AM (w6EFb)

473 "which begs the question" doesn't mean what it seems to mean and is almost always misused to mean 'leads to the follow-up question'

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #249 at April 06, 2024 03:57 AM (qfLjt)

474 Shocking: Hillary Clinton is branded a 'super predator' while husband Bill is told he's a 'piece of s**t' to his face by anti-Israel protesters in NYC

https://mol.im/a/13277635
Posted by: Ciampino - Update #247 at April 06, 2024 03:11 AM (qfLjt)

The Pali-pimps aren't wrong in this assessment, although the shittiness of the Clintoons and Gropin' Joe has zilch to do with their nearly non-existent "support" for Israel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 06, 2024 03:57 AM (tkR6S)

475 Maybe bra for now small boobs be called Prepper.

Posted by: coyne at April 06, 2024 04:00 AM (3U/ub)

476 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at April 06, 2024 04:01 AM (o3SCB)

477 >>Miley-- do you bag the silks to keep corn from cross-pollinating?


No, I just plant the heirlooms at least 50 feet from the hybrid stuff. Good enough.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 06, 2024 04:03 AM (w6EFb)

478 Farmer, I've dealt with a similar situation and it's heartbreaking, isn't it?

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 06, 2024 04:06 AM (w6EFb)

479 WeirdDave!

Posted by: Candidus at April 06, 2024 10:01 AM (i2uNS)

480 Refrigerator part:
That there be your standard Rebostatic Induction Manifold with dual Framolator connectors.

Posted by: Paul B at April 06, 2024 11:13 AM (XlYoV)

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