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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:09 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 11, 2024 04:10 AM (omVj0)

2 Evening and morning to all the AoSHQ satellites in space and beyond! (Mars? Haven't you people set up that rebroadcast station on Olympus Mons *yet*???)

'Tis Tuesday, and it's vicious outside. I don't even want to think about going to work, not yet.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 11, 2024 04:13 AM (omVj0)

3 Willowed on the ONT, but hopefully someone can answer this...

Speaking of delicious pastries, a donut shop near my Mother-In-Law's home offers Bearclaws, which is awesome, but they make them to look like human hands. I mean almost literally, with a thumb, four fingers, and a palm. Has anyone else come across this, or is it just a local eccentricity that the donut shop so far doesn't feel the need to explain?

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 04:15 AM (u/Zei)

4 cognitive dissonance

Posted by: Ciampino - Mon Update #30 at June 11, 2024 04:15 AM (qfLjt)

5 Another mourning house to go to for a fallen soldier we knew.

Tonight is the one-day Shavuot Holiday (Pentecost to most of you). Not in the mood.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 11, 2024 04:16 AM (dmq0g)

6 G'Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 11, 2024 04:18 AM (fwDg9)

7 ISPs are asking the FCC to tax Big Tech - no, the other Big Tech, not them - and give the money to ISPs to fund their private islands in the Caribbean. (Ars Technica)


Not us! We're the good guys!!

Posted by: Bruce at June 11, 2024 04:18 AM (KBZ5e)

8 Elon Musk is bashing Apple on Twitter. See his recent posts:

https://x.com/elonmusk

Best is the meme:

x.com/elonmusk/status/1800272349134279011

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 11, 2024 04:20 AM (dmq0g)

9 Insomniacs arise. My dog is looking at me like "What the heck Mom? I really don't want to get up yet."

This getting up at 2:30 is getting old. My internal clock is effed up.

On the plus side I get to enjoy Pixy's posts even though I don't understand everything being discussed and have to look up every other term.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 04:25 AM (oaGWv)

10 Speaking of delicious pastries, a donut shop near my Mother-In-Law's home offers Bearclaws, which is awesome, but they make them to look like human hands. I mean almost literally, with a thumb, four fingers, and a palm. Has anyone else come across this, or is it just a local eccentricity that the donut shop so far doesn't feel the need to explain?
Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage


Must be a local thing as I've never seen it before. Does your shop make left and right versions of the hand?

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 04:28 AM (oaGWv)

11 Must be a local thing as I've never seen it before. Does your shop make left and right versions of the hand?
Posted by: Tuna

Like Twix does?

Posted by: Bruce at June 11, 2024 04:28 AM (KBZ5e)

12 I mean, someone at this donut shop had to say the equivalent of "Hey, we should make Bearclaws! They're a traditional and popular pastry. Everyone good with this? Awesome! Let's make them where they look like human hands to an off-putting degree of accuracy!"

I'm beginning to wonder if this is some type of reverse Mandela effect thing.

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 04:31 AM (u/Zei)

13 Must be a local thing as I've never seen it before. Does your shop make left and right versions of the hand?
Posted by: Tuna

They're all right-handed - it's like they derived the pattern from the way your grade-school kid traces the outline of their fingers and palm as a prelude to making an image of a turkey.

This is an otherwise conventional pastry emporium and none of their local competitors do this. It's odd.

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 04:36 AM (u/Zei)

14 i’ve been listening to a book on tape that is a combo history of Orwell and Churchill, To be honest, I think the book is just fair. It keeps losing me at certain points, but I trudge on. My guess is no writer wants to think of readers who trudge on.

The book does reinforce the fact that the hard left always wants to reinvent language. It isn’t siding with them. It is their primary goal because they know reinventing. The language is the only way to put their policies in place.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 04:44 AM (qeUU4)

15 I had a neighbor who had an Apple 2 computer. His parents must have laid down $1000 in 1982, Which was a lot. The funny thing about computers back then is 99% of the people didn’t care unless it was something specific that related to their jobs

I need some guys in 1984 who are communicating on the net. I thought it was cool but again 99% of people didn’t care and it had no relation to their lives. Looking back for a guy who is not particularly tech savvy at all, It was cool to see guys in 1984 that were guys on a computer talking to people another parts of the world.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 04:48 AM (qeUU4)

16 The best donuts were my mother’s. I am sure it came from the southern living recipe book as we would collect the recipe books over the years. I’m not sure why bought donuts never did it for me because to be honest they weren’t remotely as good and they were very different. Krispy Kreme Dunkin’ Donuts and that’s cool. The homemade stuff was different. It was basically like a deep-fried hush puppy, but lot sweeter. I like it better though they were rare.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 04:51 AM (qeUU4)

17 The Mandela effect is my least favorite effect. You’re not supposed to tell these people that they are just stupid and didn’t pay attention when things were going on, Alternative universes make more sense if you don’t want to confront anyone..

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 04:53 AM (qeUU4)

18 Time to nip off and shave/shower.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 11, 2024 04:54 AM (omVj0)

19 17 The Mandela effect is my least favorite effect. You’re not supposed to tell these people that they are just stupid and didn’t pay attention when things were going on, Alternative universes make more sense if you don’t want to confront anyone..
Posted by: Quint


Just give me my Berenstein Bears back and I'll call off the time hounds.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 11, 2024 04:57 AM (BLOW1)

20 I'd just like to thank the Moron here who recommended a few weeks ago to buy Nvidia shares because they were going to split. I bought a share for the fun of it. Now I have ten.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 11, 2024 05:00 AM (dmq0g)

21 Quint, the home-made donuts are indeed awesome, especially the ones made the way you described them. A co-worker used to bring in a batch of those her mother made once a month or so, and we all hoovered them up right away.

Reminds me of how delicious slices of Snickers Bars wrapped in crescent rolls were.

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 05:01 AM (u/Zei)

22 Bearclaws at the local donut shop I go to they are just big round goodness

Posted by: Skip at June 11, 2024 05:03 AM (fwDg9)

23 Was just refreshing my memory on a college football team's 2023 season so I ran a duckduckgo search. The results produced a summary at the top of the page that was utterly wrong in all respects - who their coach was, their win / loss record, and what teams they played and when. At the bottom it had "AI generated, please confirm all facts.". Wow. Let's definitely go all in on AI this stuff is incredible.

Posted by: Son of Dad at June 11, 2024 05:07 AM (8JB5s)

24 Apple WDC presentation: AI bullshit, A password app, Bringing the UI up to parity with Android 4 from 2011.

I sat through the whole presentation and the only thing I can add are two things. Apple went neck deep with Microsoft Recall AI type features and somehow made me feel good about it. The second thing is there was a squadron of Apple peeps who CGI skydived into Apple land while wearing gay flag themed overalls.

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 11, 2024 05:09 AM (Te7BW)

25 The Mandela effect is my least favorite effect. You’re not supposed to tell these people that they are just stupid and didn’t pay attention when things were going on, Alternative universes make more sense if you don’t want to confront anyone..
Posted by: Quint

It's either lack of observation or a trick of memory. One that always stood out to me was people claiming that the creator of "Peanuts," Charles M. Schulz, originally spelled his name as "Schultz" or "Schults" in the by-line.

He manifestly didn't spell it any way other than "Schulz," and it's easy to prove that. I theorize that people mentally worked backwards from hearing the name and then inserting a mental image of a "t" in the spelling. Folks who didn't realize that auf Deutsch the "lz" grouping was properly read as "lts" would fall into this trap.

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 05:13 AM (u/Zei)

26 16 The best donuts were my mother’s.
Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 04:51 AM (qeUU4)

Nice!

Posted by: m at June 11, 2024 05:13 AM (NHMTR)

27 As said nice out. No idea how long this will last
Forward Dog 9 out

Posted by: Skip at June 11, 2024 05:17 AM (fwDg9)

28 It was cool to see guys in 1984 that were guys on a computer talking to people another parts of the world.
Posted by: Quint

Using a 14.4 kbps dial up connection. Eventually I had two dedicated lines into the house running at 56 kbps.

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 11, 2024 05:18 AM (Te7BW)

29 25, I hear you and I looked into this because it was interesting to me for at least a few hours on the Internet a few years ago and they always talk about the guy from monopoly or Mr. peanut, etc.

Oh yeah, and of course, the Berenstein Bears and I’ll let the talk to text spell it for some reason is the biggest one. But to connect that to believing Nelson Mandela died in prison to me, is really warped to be honest. Look, I realize it’s the net and I realize being weird gets more of reaction I guess. But the entire idea to me should actually be embarrassing to the people that put it forward because to me they are saying they’re dumb and they don’t know basic history and here look at this shiny thing while I’m going at it.

In the end, it doesn’t bother me. It’s just something that I find sad because of all the conspiracies out there the idea that people don’t know history to someone who loves history is the least conspiratorial thing ever it is like saying water is wet.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 05:22 AM (qeUU4)

30 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 11, 2024 05:23 AM (hoCmQ)

31 Another mourning house to go to for a fallen soldier we knew.

Tonight is the one-day Shavuot Holiday (Pentecost to most of you). Not in the mood.
Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey,

I can't even imagine the full extent of how you and your countrymen must be feeling at this time. It is a small consolation when I say this but it comes from a deeply felt place.

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 11, 2024 05:26 AM (Te7BW)

32 Good Morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear into the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2024 05:27 AM (sdpWX)

33 28, very cool, I feel privileged to have seen it then. My first personal computer was in 1992, And it had no hard drive at all. I had one of those text games and when the guy died everything rebooted, and you had to reload DOS.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 05:28 AM (qeUU4)

34 32, yes, drive on! I haven’t seen that greeting in a while. One of my favorite things about AOS.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 05:30 AM (qeUU4)

35 I can't even imagine the full extent of how you and your countrymen must be feeling at this time. It is a small consolation when I say this but it comes from a deeply felt place.
Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 11, 2024 05:26 AM (Te7BW)
-

Thank you.

The sadness is overwhelmed by the fury toward the people mismanaging the country for decades through today.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 11, 2024 05:30 AM (dmq0g)

36 Thank you, Quint.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2024 05:33 AM (sdpWX)

37 Have a splendid day, everyone.

May your travels be safe, with warm and caring people around you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2024 05:34 AM (sdpWX)

38 My first PC with a hard drive was a 486. The hard drive itself was 30 mb. That lasted me a few years and somewhere in the mid 1990s began a series of Pentium PCs every couple years. I'm also one of the few people that skipped over the whole Windows 95 craze by going from Windows 3.1 to Windows NT 4.0.

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 11, 2024 05:38 AM (Te7BW)

39 The photos of the rescued former hostage Noa and her dad are so wonderful.

Posted by: m at June 11, 2024 05:41 AM (NHMTR)

40 It's called the Mandala Effect.

Stop messing with me people. I can't even.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 05:45 AM (BpZ5k)

41 37, you as well Salty

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 05:46 AM (qeUU4)

42 40 It's called the Mandala Effect.

Stop messing with me people. I can't even.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 05:45 AM (BpZ5k)

Andale Mandale.

Posted by: m at June 11, 2024 05:47 AM (NHMTR)

43 A beautiful version of Psalm 23 with attractive young people saying the words, someone playing the violin and beautiful scenery and Irish accents.
From "Faithpot" site:

https://tinyurl.com/ezdt4ndx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 05:47 AM (tE1yO)

44 very cool, I feel privileged to have seen it then. My first personal computer was in 1992, And it had no hard drive at all. I had one of those text games and when the guy died everything rebooted, and you had to reload DOS.
Posted by: Quint

My first computer was actually Mrs. Drake's TRS 80 that she brought along when she entered grad school at Ole Miss. I'd had experience using computers at the R&D firm where I was working at the time, and even had limited exposure to ARPANET through the Ole Miss Library, but the Trash 80 was our first home computer. God, the nightmare of formatting it to create a document and printing it out! It came with a text-based game that revolved around piloting a B-52 to drop a nuclear payload on the USSR that was fairly controversial for the time.

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 05:49 AM (u/Zei)

45 Anyone remember the X Files episode (from the second season of the revived roll-out) that had the Mandela Effect as its central plot?

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 05:52 AM (u/Zei)

46 Good morning to one and all. I could go for some almond croissants but I guess this date loaf will have to do.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2024 05:54 AM (Srw7t)

47 G'mornin' everyone!

42 degrees, a few light airs, a few clouds ... glory!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 05:55 AM (tQtDb)

48 I don't think The Mandela Effect was ever "a thing" before because never before has humanity been so prone to be all wrong all at once and yet still demand that they were right even when proven wrong.

It's not an effect. It's a cause.

The effect is Current Year.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 05:56 AM (BpZ5k)

49 sock_rat, sounds like perfect hiking weather.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2024 05:59 AM (Srw7t)

50 "I'm not wrong. See? All these other people were wrong too. It must be some kind of Effect. We should go consult the Science about it as soon as Bill gets back with the town's gigantic brass bull statue."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 06:01 AM (BpZ5k)

51 it is!

regretfully, today will be filled with household DIY ... oh well.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 06:01 AM (tQtDb)

52 My first computer was an 8088, yellow text-on-black monitor, with a 40MB hard drive and one 5.25" floppy drive. I ran WordPerfect on it and not much else.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 11, 2024 06:01 AM (omVj0)

53 LOL, W-o!

Current Year for sure!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 06:03 AM (tQtDb)

54 This ain't gonna be a good day. Not only will it be viciously hot, but I somehow managed to nick my nose in the shower with a fingernail. I mean, I guess it was that; I don't shave in the shower, and I wasn't bleeding when I finished my shave. And I don't shave my nose!

It took a long time. even with a styptic pencil and lots of tissue, to get the bleeding to stop.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 11, 2024 06:04 AM (omVj0)

55 Big Tech are all whores, and the one john they want is The Government.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:04 AM (8sMut)

56 Yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2024 06:05 AM (ENQN6)

57 My first computer was an IBM Aptiva. Bought it in 1996. May not be much now but that was my gateway to this Internet thing. Got me through college.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:06 AM (8sMut)

58 I wonder what part of hudna that winken, blinken and nod don't get. The sandmaggots are never going to live up to any part of any agreement.

Ben Gvir is right, bomb the shit out of them and cut off all aid.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2024 06:09 AM (Srw7t)

59 mornin yall. Stormy Daniels says she was molested at 9 years old. Explains a lot, huh?

Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 06:10 AM (vFG9F)

60 fd, are your boys still in Europe?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2024 06:12 AM (Srw7t)

61 My first computer was an 8088, yellow text-on-black monitor, with a 40MB hard drive and one 5.25" floppy drive. I ran WordPerfect on it and not much else.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere

We had a Dell with 100 MB hard drive. When I went back to school at U of SC we were using those tiny Apple Macs in the labs.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:12 AM (oaGWv)

62 Good morning morons

Local TV news reports three yutes under 18 were kill3d by GSW yesterday in 2 separate incidents in Oakland.

The police chief "looks like they do" so it's all kool.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 06:13 AM (RIvkX)

63 Blessed Shavuot to our Jewish posters who are celebrating this holiday today. Devotional from the rabbi's daughter at the "International Fellowship of Christians and Jews": "Rejoicing In the Good":

https://tinyurl.com/79nm7j5u

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:13 AM (XkYcA)

64 My first computer was an HP-12C

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 06:15 AM (RIvkX)

65 They got home last night Ben Had. I haven't spoken to them yet but they will be here this weekend and we'll see all the pictures and hear all about it.

Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 06:15 AM (vFG9F)

66 My first computer was made out of cardboard.

Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 06:16 AM (vFG9F)

67 G'morning, all!

Whoever had Fetterman involved in a vehicle accident, come to the window to collector winnings.

https://tinyurl.com/h4mdenwd

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2024 06:16 AM (a1415)

68 Another mourning house to go to for a fallen soldier we knew.

Tonight is the one-day Shavuot Holiday (Pentecost to most of you). Not in the mood.
Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 11, 2024 04:16 AM (dmq0g)
===
h"yd

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 06:17 AM (RIvkX)

69 https://tinyurl.com/yjjrwwas

Woman who knifed 3 year old to death in Ohio grocery store parking lot giggles her way through court hearing. Disgusting.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:17 AM (oaGWv)

70 Ahh early computing - 110 Baud acoustic coupler dial-up. It was still frowned upon to connect things directly to the phone company, so you put an actual phone handpiece on the coupler. It was so slow that we had to type all our programs in advance onto paper tape, and then run the tape when long distance calls were cheaper.

A decade later, we were getting the New England phone companies to put in packet switching so our New Hampshire commuter customers could dial in to a Boston superb BBS without incurring huge fees for interstate phone calls. They still had to put in an arcane sequence of numbers after they got to the packet switching hub.

Posted by: Old Toby at June 11, 2024 06:17 AM (7PZBL)

71 Loyal dog runs about four miles to get help after its owner had a car accident:

https://tinyurl.com/mr47t6ax

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:18 AM (XkYcA)

72 FJB gets down with some brothers at a Juneteenth concert. If he isn't being mocked already, he will be for appearing to be so stoned that he can't move which is probably more true than I realize. In other news, there was a Juneteenth thing.

https://youtu.be/-hdjVCO-ztM

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 11, 2024 06:18 AM (Te7BW)

73 Man, sorry, I'm really fixating on this "effect" thing... but seriously. Assholes have always existed. Stubbornness has always existed. But it somehow seems different now. Maybe it's the democratization of assholery. When only a handful of people actually matter, it's not noteworthy if the peasants farming dirt and slopping the swine have widely held but provably false beliefs. Those can just get mushed into the category of "folklore" or "myth", or otherwise improvable beliefs, and then safely get sneered into irrelevance by the Real People.

But when a society's Real People is every nutsack with a cell phone, who have traded in their shovels and slop buckets for some social media accounts, and then a few of them wind up holding public office, suddenly Everyone Being Wrong becomes noteworthy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 06:19 AM (BpZ5k)

74 FJB gets down with some brothers at a Juneteenth concert. If he isn't being mocked already, he will be for appearing to be so stoned that he can't move which is probably more true than I realize. In other news, there was a Juneteenth thing.

https://youtu.be/-hdjVCO-ztM
Posted by: Alteria Pilgram

Oh yeah he's being roundly mocked. I think we talking about it on the cafe thread last night or maybe it was on Insty. Or both. Can't remember. Anyway the NY Post has article about it followed by another article about how maybe its time for Biden to drop out of the race.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:24 AM (oaGWv)

75 "FJB gets down with some brothers at a Juneteenth concert. "

The black guy that was standing beside him and tried to get Joe to come out of his daze is George Floyds brother.

The DM says Kamela was "dancing". I've seen real white folks with better moves. Our own Doof comes to mind.

Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 06:24 AM (vFG9F)

76 drop out of the race.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:24 AM (oaGWv)

The human race?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 06:24 AM (BpZ5k)

77 "Sent out with His presence"-A Christian devotional based on a passage from the Gospel According to Matthew:

https://tinyurl.com/jh2p2sc2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:25 AM (XkYcA)

78
Up at 5:00 like decent folk, dressed, morning prayers said, dogs taken care of, coffee made. Good morning, Hordians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 06:26 AM (MoZTd)

79 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 11, 2024 06:04 AM (omVj0)

Sorry about your nose nick, but it doesn't really indicate that the rest of the day will be bad.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:27 AM (XkYcA)

80 Oh yeah he's being roundly mocked. I think we talking about it on the cafe thread last night or maybe it was on Insty. Or both. Can't remember. Anyway the NY Post has article about it followed by another article about how maybe its time for Biden to drop out of the race.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:24 AM (oaGWv)
----
Oh, we definitely mocked him on the Cafe thread last night.

It's one of his most cringey public appearances yet.

And they will only get worse as time goes on...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 11, 2024 06:27 AM (BpYfr)

81 Up at 5:00 like decent folk, dressed, morning prayers said, dogs taken care of, coffee made. Good morning, Hordians.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

How's Val this morning? Continuing to improve I hope.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:27 AM (oaGWv)

82 My father brought home a commodore 64/128 back in like 1988, popped it down on the desk and told me to learn how to use it because it was the future.
Also Apple is a cult. Get out while you can.

Posted by: Defenestratus at June 11, 2024 06:28 AM (IVDcZ)

83 Bad Blue
https://tinyurl.com/3a696f56

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 06:28 AM (RIvkX)

84 Wolfie, were you perhaps subconsciously trying to spite your face?

Lie down on this couch. Tell me about your childhood. What were your parents' noses like?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 06:29 AM (BpZ5k)

85 TRS-80 Color Computer with 4k of memory and a tape cassette drive for storage was my first. Stuck with Radio Shack stuff through a couple more iterations using the Tandy 1000 to make the jump to the IBM-compatible world, and then it was self built stuff (for the most part) from that point forward.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at June 11, 2024 06:30 AM (O7YUW)

86 The icing on the crap cake was that ugly ass tranny dancing next to Kamala's husband. I think Mr Harris was afraid to look at the freak. Any eye contact and he would have to dance with it.

Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 06:30 AM (vFG9F)

87
How's Val this morning? Continuing to improve I hope.
Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:27 AM (oaGWv)


He woke me at 12:30 and when I went out, I saw that he dumped in his pen. It's not really his fault; any time he goes out it's for the strict minimum. If he comes up to the door, in he goes. So he hasn't done it for several days. I cleaned it up and went back to bed. He was quiet for the rest of the night. No further bleeding.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 06:32 AM (MoZTd)

88 Mornin'

Posted by: Puddleglum, fishin' and golfin' in Amish Country at June 11, 2024 06:32 AM (/Djer)

89 (sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum, fishin' and golfin' in Amish Country at June 11, 2024 06:32 AM (/Djer)

90 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 11, 2024 06:04 AM (omVj0)

Sorry about your nose nick, but it doesn't really indicate that the rest of the day will be bad.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I've had those nicks on my leg. They're a pain especially when getting ready for work. I ca n
remember heading on in to the office with a bit of Kleenex stuck to my ankle. Really completes the professional appearance.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:32 AM (oaGWv)

91 https://tinyurl.com/3a696f56

The part I like is when the man in dreads and the lovely glittered muumuu kisses Kamala's hand.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 06:34 AM (RIvkX)

92 fd
*fistbump*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 06:34 AM (RIvkX)

93 Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:32 AM (oaGWv)

I've had them too. Not a pleasant thing and I'm sorry that happened to Wolfus. I'm just saying that a nasty nick does not necessarily mean that the rest of the day will be bad.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:36 AM (XkYcA)

94 The New Scientist article about the word 'bot' was hard to read. The whining and whimpering were irritating. I wonder how much that sad bleating,,,er,,, 'research' cost.

Posted by: Puddleglum, fishin' and golfin' in Amish Country at June 11, 2024 06:36 AM (/Djer)

95 Weimar. Ravenna. DC....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 06:37 AM (BpZ5k)

96 The part I like is when the man in dreads and the lovely glittered muumuu kisses Kamala's hand.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

If I were her I'd wash that hand ASAP.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:38 AM (oaGWv)

97 "A 64-year-old man has been charged with voyeurism after attending one of Taylor Swift’s sold-out Eras tour shows in Edinburgh, Scotland over the weekend."

What, did he try to look up Taylor's skirt? I've got news for you, pal. It looks like a Barbie doll up in there.

Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 06:39 AM (vFG9F)

98 Can someone explain to me why some people who came up with this holiday cannot pronounce the words "June the fifteenth"? because "Juneteenth" just sounds silly. It's unclear what day it is unless you already know. It's as if anyone who's not a toddler saying "Chrimas" for "Christmas"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:42 AM (XkYcA)

99 Dawn greetings

Posted by: Don Black at June 11, 2024 06:42 AM (/7KEl)

100 82 My father brought home a commodore 64/128 back in like 1988, popped it down on the desk and told me to learn how to use it because it was the future.
Also Apple is a cult. Get out while you can.
Posted by: Defenestratus at June 11, 2024 06:28 AM (IVDcZ)

In second grade I was first shown a computer. Looked intimidating as hell to me. Didn't like it, though I was assured it represented the future.

Nothing more until fifth grade, when I took a computer literacy class. And another in sixth. I actually took a typing class on IBM Selectrics in seventh. Eight grade comes along and another computer class, this time featuring computers using something called MS-DOS. This is also where I learned the "Y2K" bug was bullshit. Because I would type in 12-31-99 as the date for the computer to use. It flipped over to 00 with no problem.
Nothing in HS until I took a computer science class...but was send packing as I did not have Algebra I completed before I took it. So, off to Business Computer Applications I went.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:43 AM (8sMut)

101 Juneteenth" just sounds silly. It's unclear what day it is unless you already know. It's as if anyone who's not a toddler saying "Chrimas" for "Christmas"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:42 AM (XkYcA)

They're southerners, Fen. They don't interact with syllables the same way as normal people do. Just be glad they have at least a cursory familiarity with phonemes at all.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 06:44 AM (BpZ5k)

102 If I were her I'd wash that hand ASAP.
Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:38 AM (oaGWv)

And where has HER hand been? Hmmmmmm?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:44 AM (8sMut)

103 98 Can someone explain to me why some people who came up with this holiday cannot pronounce the words "June the fifteenth"? because "Juneteenth" just sounds silly. It's unclear what day it is unless you already know. It's as if anyone who's not a toddler saying "Chrimas" for "Christmas"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:42 AM (XkYcA)

Not a fan of contractions I see...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:45 AM (8sMut)

104 Boy from West Virginia wins award for going through school having never missed a day. He also enjoyed competitive sports and hunting and fishing:

https://tinyurl.com/bdz5wdkh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:45 AM (XkYcA)

105
What, did he try to look up Taylor's skirt? I've got news for you, pal. It looks like a Barbie doll up in there.
Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 06:39 AM (vFG9F)

Who would want to? She is so very plain and boring. Much like her "music".

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:46 AM (8sMut)

106 CVI

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:46 AM (8sMut)

107 Nothing in HS until I took a computer science class...but was send packing as I did not have Algebra I completed before I took it. So, off to Business Computer Applications I went.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33

My Algebra I teacher was dreamy. He had the bluest eyes I've ever seen. All the girls used to pop in his classroom after school for extra help. I have to say he always looked bemused. He couldn't have been over 25. I thought he was so mature. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:48 AM (oaGWv)

108 104 Boy from West Virginia wins award for going through school having never missed a day. He also enjoyed competitive sports and hunting and fishing:

https://tinyurl.com/bdz5wdkh
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:45 AM (XkYcA)

Loser!

(I missed all of two days in HS. In fourth grade I worked hard to make sure I did not miss a day of school. It's amazing what a difference a good teacher makes.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:48 AM (8sMut)

109 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:45 AM (8sMut)

Contractions are fine. "Can't", "Won't" etc. It just seems like a silly holiday outside of for certain people who live in Texas. Yet another politically correct thing foisted on us, and a man with a beard and who's wearing a glittery dress surrounded by Biden and company doesn't give the holiday anymore gravitas.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:49 AM (XkYcA)

110 100, there ya go, thinkin' for yourself instead of Listening To The Smart People tell you what to think, lol.

my only worry about y2k was all of the prople who wanted it to be true ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 06:49 AM (tQtDb)

111
This is also where I learned the "Y2K" bug was bullshit. Because I would type in 12-31-99 as the date for the computer to use. It flipped over to 00 with no problem.

The problem was it flipped over to January, 1, 1900.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 11, 2024 06:49 AM (RKVpM)

112 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:48 AM (8sMut)

I'm glad you had a good teacher.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:50 AM (XkYcA)

113 98, Fen, I believe they are referring to June 19th. But I get your point. I am originally a Texan and have a lot of Texas family. I know in a particular part of East Texas. There were Juneteenth celebrations. I don’t know how far it went, and which communities celebrated it, but it was a very local thing in a very particular part of Texas.

This thing became a national holiday so quickly I guess looking back at it. It took a few years as certain states added it on though I’m not sure why. My understanding is the entire thing is about how Texas was the last state to surrender in the Civil War, and there were regions of Texas that were the last to know that slavery ended. Of course they’re always has to be one region that is the last to know.

You seem bothered by it and I get that I was bothered a few years ago because I didn’t understand how it became a national thing when it never was for 150 years. It seems like George Floyd and EI decided to add this as a holiday, but it was always not just a Texas thing but a particular part of East Texas.

I simply don’t care and to be honest I don’t think liberals, but we’ll see soon. The weird thing is no one tries to commemorate the

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 06:50 AM (qeUU4)

114 106 CVI
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:46 AM (8sMut)

Score!

Posted by: m at June 11, 2024 06:51 AM (NHMTR)

115 "gravitas" lol FS!

not much of that goin' around in the Nations Capital these days

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 06:51 AM (tQtDb)

116 Have a good day everyone. Remember that God loves you and you are a blessing to others.

Pray for America.

Pray for Israel.

Pray for J.J. and others on the ASHQ prayer list.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:52 AM (XkYcA)

117 My Algebra I teacher was dreamy. He had the bluest eyes I've ever seen. All the girls used to pop in his classroom after school for extra help. I have to say he always looked bemused. He couldn't have been over 25. I thought he was so mature. LOL
Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:48 AM (oaGWv)

I had an incredibly hot English teacher in summer school one year. I told the story before, but every time she taught class she dressed very business like. High heels, a professional skirt and blouse, things like that. She was all of 28 years old. Brunette. To top it off she had a Southern accent. And she was very angry that a bunch of 15 year old boys, me among them, thought she was hot and gave her much attention. She was the kind of chick that tries to attain male attention then gets very pissy when she gets it.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:52 AM (8sMut)

118 R&B music.
Juneteenth.
Emancipation.

They really love to take the nice things Black Folk have and fucking ruin them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 06:53 AM (BpZ5k)

119 I will, FS

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 06:53 AM (tQtDb)

120 I refer to Jenna Ellis as a bot. Not that I think she is a Perl script. She is way dumber than that.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 11, 2024 06:54 AM (rsqyi)

121 The problem was it flipped over to January, 1, 1900.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 11, 2024 06:49 AM (RKVpM

Yeah but the computer kept functioning.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 06:54 AM (8sMut)

122 Well, a fun day under the car yesterday. Changed out rear shocks, upper shock seats, rear drop links, upper motor mount and lower torque tube.

Far fewer rattles, and got rid of that awful vibration when stopped in gear that a solid motor mount gets you.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2024 06:55 AM (a1415)

123 But when a society's Real People is every nutsack with a cell phone, who have traded in their shovels and slop buckets for some social media accounts, and then a few of them wind up holding public office, suddenly Everyone Being Wrong becomes noteworthy.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Don't forget the power of ingrained myth - Mrs. Drake could tell you about class after class after class of US History I students who just couldn't shake off the belief that Columbus couldn't get funding for his 1492 voyage because everyone thought the world was flat. The simple fact that since the time of Eratosthenes in the First Millennium B.C. the West knew the world was round and even had a good ballpark estimate of its circumference is not in dispute, and everyone, including Ferdinand, Isabella, Columbus, and their experts knew that. 1.2

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 06:55 AM (u/Zei)

124 End of the Civil War. How many Americans could tell you the year the Civil War ended? How many if you came up to them and asked could tell you the year of Juneteenth? That holiday became a federal holiday as quick as anything ever became one. Almost as quick as all those monuments went down and today people can’t tell you why that was important.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 06:56 AM (qeUU4)

125 Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 06:50 AM (qeUU4

Thanks for the info

Well, some people are confused because I saw the holiday he listed as June the fifteenth one place and June the 19th at another. If people want to celebrate it- fine. It just seems like the Biden ilk are celebrating because it's a leftist "thing" to do

And I still think the contraction is stupid.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2024 06:56 AM (XkYcA)

126
Long Island Bagel Cafe has great French Toast

Posted by: Jamaica at June 11, 2024 06:56 AM (HLXyK)

127 Juneteenth considts of all the days in June that comprise the teens.

Posted by: Jamaica at June 11, 2024 06:58 AM (HLXyK)

128 Almost as quick as all those monuments went down and today people can’t tell you why that was important.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 06:56 AM (qeUU4)

DEATH TO THE FOUR OLDS

Posted by: Communist Party of China at June 11, 2024 07:00 AM (8sMut)

129 Yo! Juneteenth is da moogy swiz. Peeps wanna gomo ducks benny. Yo!

Posted by: Cardi Beep at June 11, 2024 07:00 AM (vFG9F)

130 125, i’m not gonna try to be part of other societies, but as I recall, Juneteenth and East Texas back in the day was definitely not about division, Just about a historic event that happened. For sure, the people that made it a national holiday and are pushing it all about division though they’ll tell you it’s the opposite because they’re the word masters and the people that decide what words mean just like Orwell said in 1984.

Let me be clear Fen, I also think it’s really weird though if people want to celebrate it fine. These days you have to have a month I wonder why Juneteenth can’t become the month of June oh, now I know why.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:01 AM (qeUU4)

131 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at June 11, 2024 07:01 AM (dg+HA)

132 At some point, perhaps the problem in B'More schools is NOT lack of money.


https://tinyurl.com/ybun4vy9

But hey, at least we have Juneteenth.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2024 07:01 AM (a1415)

133 117 My Algebra I teacher was dreamy. He had the bluest eyes I've ever seen. All the girls used to pop in his classroom after school for extra help. I have to say he always looked bemused. He couldn't have been over 25. I thought he was so mature. LOL
Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 06:48 AM (oaGWv)


And this is why I wrote the song "Don't Stand So Close To Me".

Posted by: Gordon Sumner at June 11, 2024 07:02 AM (PiwSw)

134 "Juneteenth considts of all the days in June that comprise the teens."

Should be Juneteens then.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2024 07:02 AM (a1415)

135 Don't forget the power of ingrained myth - Mrs. Drake could tell you about class after class after class of US History I students who just couldn't shake off the belief that Columbus couldn't get funding for his 1492 voyage because everyone thought the world was flat. The simple fact that since the time of Eratosthenes in the First Millennium B.C. the West knew the world was round and even had a good ballpark estimate of its circumference is not in dispute, and everyone, including Ferdinand, Isabella, Columbus, and their experts knew that. 1.2
Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 06:55 AM (u/Zei)

They learn this as kids in cutesy verse and never let it go. Never mind that even before Eratosthenes, the ancients saw a curved shadow on the moon, from the earth, during lunar eclipses. Or that when ships sailed from port, the top disappeared last. (Hmmm? Could that be because Earth is round?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 11, 2024 07:03 AM (8sMut)

136 A 64-year-old man has been charged with voyeurism

**********

Ms. Swift stormed off the stage in a fit of pique...

🤣

Posted by: Muldoon at June 11, 2024 07:04 AM (991eG)

137 The barrier Columbus faced in obtaining royal financial support came because the scholars knew that his estimate of the distance between Europe and Asia was far lower than it should be. Their Catholic Majesties, as they were popularly known, decided to take a gamble and actually got lucky, because Columbus encountered what he thought to be Asia, but actually turned out to be the Americas, a motherlode of gold and silver for Spain.

And still the students couldn't quite accept it. It was just as hard to wean them off the Betsy Ross myth, or the idea that Nixon was impeached. Some misconceptions seem to be hard-wired into the American mindset. 2/2

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 07:04 AM (u/Zei)

138 Long Island Bagel Cafe has great French Toast
Posted by: Jamaica at June 11, 2024 06:56 AM (HLXyK)
====

*gazes upon lame cakey not chewy California bagel in sadness and remorse*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 07:04 AM (RIvkX)

139

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 11, 2024 07:06 AM (5hfjS)

140
It would be one thing if Juneteenth meant "let's bind the wounds of the past and move forward". What it's really intended to mean is "white people suck and America is a horrible place".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 07:07 AM (MoZTd)

141 Ahhh, toasters.

2.95 is slightly warm bread.

3.0 is charcoal.

So what the hell are people using 4-10 for? Nuclear research?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 07:10 AM (BpZ5k)

142 cakey bagel? that is so wrong ...

so, basically, an inferior type of donut?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 07:10 AM (tQtDb)

143 140, I think the original thing was just a local celebration about a local event like a local fare or remembrance. But for sure, you’re right the latter, is what the Left has enshrined and made part of our nation.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:11 AM (qeUU4)

144 141, I would guess maybe reflowing solder on circuit boards?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 07:12 AM (tQtDb)

145 cakey bagel? that is so wrong ...

so, basically, an inferior type of donut?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 07:10 AM (tQtDb)
===
I can't discuss it. Too traumatized.

These people put blueberries and jalapenos in their bagels. It's a hellscape.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 07:13 AM (RIvkX)

146 What kills me these days about histories are just not teaching it. Many people worry about what is being taught in the schools and the right to do that. But people should be on the lookout for what is not being taught because you can never take that back.

If they are not taught American history, The history of their state, Western Civilization, and Western poetry and literature, In a certain few years of high school and junior high, You can’t get that back.

Some parents will say oh they will make it up, but let’s be honest they won’t

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:15 AM (qeUU4)

147 The whole of the 13th century misplaced. Misplaced the Apple computers, several Apple computers. We can't find them. We're always moving things around, getting organized, Apple developers and their assistants. This - this is Apple's fault - Apple, they are the world's file cabinet. Pity, poor old 13th century.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 11, 2024 07:15 AM (XRpj3)

148 It took years and years, and several votes to make the MLK birthday a federal holiday.

Juneteenth holiday happened in weeks, by fiat.

How public policy was made then. How it's made now.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 07:16 AM (RIvkX)

149
Some parents will say oh they will make it up, but let’s be honest they won’t
Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:15 AM (qeUU4)


Junior and Senior High School English classes forever ruined for me any interest in literature.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 07:17 AM (MoZTd)

150
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 11, 2024 07:17 AM (bEb2S)

151 "Three Washington teens are facing TEN YEARS in jail after making skid marks on LGBT rainbow road mural while riding e-scooters"

This is why I hate to go to Atlanta. It's infested with leftist faggots.

Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 07:17 AM (vFG9F)

152 Morning peeps
--------
I had no idea the NYT had "source code" but am happy it was stolen.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2024 07:18 AM (Q4IgG)

153 oh, & thx SFp for the Bad Blue link; lots of good stuff !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 07:18 AM (tQtDb)

154 148, and Columbus Day was not a federal holiday until the 70s or 80s I believe. I could look it up but that would be no fun. The point is Columbus Day is recent and Italian Americans, and really a bunch of others thought for that one forever. And now they try to destroy that one with this indignant peoples day and other BS

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:19 AM (qeUU4)

155 I had no idea the NYT had "source code" but am happy it was stolen.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2024 07:18 AM (Q4IgG)

It's written in LISP.

Posted by: (Because LIMPWRIST isn't actually a scripting language) at June 11, 2024 07:20 AM (BpZ5k)

156 "Junior and Senior High School English classes forever ruined for me any interest in literature.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh"

The opposite for me. Teachers can make all the difference. Nowadays though the object is not to teach.

Posted by: fd at June 11, 2024 07:20 AM (vFG9F)

157 I am not a bagel person. Croissants are da bomb. LaFayette in NYC makes them such that the croissants are butter baked in flour.

Posted by: Jamaica at June 11, 2024 07:20 AM (eTs4n)

158 What smartphone offers the best privacy?

I am dumping my iphone, have zero interest in AI on my phone, have turned off Siri (repeatedly, since Apple keeps turning it back on) and want to dump the whole mess, while preserving my ability to create and send photos, check AoSHQ, etc.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 11, 2024 07:22 AM (+nXom)

159 I can't discuss it. Too traumatized.

These people put blueberries and jalapenos in their bagels. It's a hellscape.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

You can't find a chewy bagel anymore. Back in the dark ages when I was at OSU there was a little shop on Neil Ave. across from the medical school that served great bagels. Not those huge things they sell at the grocery store now. They were very small and dense. My best friend and I would stop there a couple times a week for a toasted bagel with cream cheese.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 07:23 AM (oaGWv)

160 Wiki says Columbus Day became a federal holiday in 1971. One of the most recent holidays on the federal calendar and the left has basically destroyed it over the last couple decades. Has any other federal holiday faced this?

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:23 AM (qeUU4)

161 yeah, Martini Farmer, I was wondering the same thing ... archives of every page, every day, since the dawn of time, sure, that's what they do for a living.
Source code for software? rly?
all I can imagine is some kind of globalist shtf backup plan for the inevitable downfall ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 07:23 AM (tQtDb)

162
I am not a bagel person. Croissants are da bomb. LaFayette in NYC makes them such that the croissants are butter baked in flour.
Posted by: Jamaica at June 11, 2024 07:20 AM (eTs4n)


Beignets FTW

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 07:23 AM (MoZTd)

163
Has any other federal holiday faced this?
Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:23 AM (qeUU4)


Washington and Lincoln's birthdays

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 07:24 AM (MoZTd)

164 sorry, SFp, didn't mean to add to your pain ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 07:25 AM (tQtDb)

165 156, me as well my favorite classes were always history and English literature. It does come down to the teacher, but it also comes down to the schools and what they focus on with teaching. It’s not like they don’t know what’s going on in the classroom. I had a fourth grade Virginia history class that was so impactful but also so serious. It is shocking that it was in the fourth grade. To us, we just did what we were assigned, I made an A, and few did.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:26 AM (qeUU4)

166 Cheney and her committee falsely claimed they had “no evidence” to support Trump officials’ claims the White House had communicated its desire for 10,000 National Guard troops.

Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato’s first transcribed interview with the committee was conducted on January 28, 2022. In it, he told Cheney and her investigators that he overheard White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows push Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to request as many National Guard troops as she needed to protect the city.

He also testified President Trump had suggested 10,000 would be needed to keep the peace at the public rallies and protests scheduled for January 6, 2021.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2024 07:27 AM (ENQN6)

167 all I can imagine is some kind of globalist shtf backup plan for the inevitable downfall ...
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 07:23 AM (tQtDb)

More like byte upon byte of useless .sql files cobbled together over decades by clueless interns whose mothers said "know computers".

SELECT "gun" FROM nyt.news GROUP BY "white people"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 07:27 AM (BpZ5k)

168 I am not a bagel person. Croissants are da bomb. LaFayette in NYC makes them such that the croissants are butter baked in flour.
Posted by: Jamaica at June 11, 2024 07:20 AM (eTs4n)

Beignets FTW
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 07:23 AM (MoZTd)
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One cannot dismiss the entire bagel landscape so completely, and there is no need to venture into fancy French donuts.

Bialys. That's the ticket. Best toasted, as the Lord intended.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 11, 2024 07:27 AM (+nXom)

169 163, you can look up my posts over the years about the so-called Presidents’ Day. But please don’t there way better things to do basically for anyone lol. Even Republicans and Republican regions will mention Presidents’ Day as if it’s an actual thing the one on that one which is so weird because Nixon came up with the idea, but he never made it a federal holiday and it has never been a federal holiday holiday. No matter how many times people like I say it, It just does not get through. I mean, looking at the federal calendar of holidays is really difficult. It takes about one second.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:28 AM (qeUU4)

170 I had a fourth grade Virginia history class that was so impactful but also so serious. It is shocking that it was in the fourth grade. To us, we just did what we were assigned, I made an A, and few did.
Posted by: Quint

When my family lived in WVA the schools taught WVA history. I remember having to memorize all the counties in the state.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 07:29 AM (oaGWv)

171
You can't find a chewy bagel anymore.

Aldi's store brand bagels are quite chewy. This is an unpaid endorsement with a redemption value of 1/25th cent. Void were prohibited, taxed, or otherwise regulated.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 11, 2024 07:29 AM (RKVpM)

172 Good morning Horde!

Hadrian, glad Val seems to be improving.

It's weird to me that they didn't pick Emancipation day rather than Juneteenth, but I approve of a day to celebrate the victory of Republicans over Democrats in freeing slaves .

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 11, 2024 07:29 AM (Ka3bZ)

173 In reality Columbus set out to prove the Earth is banana shaped.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 11, 2024 07:29 AM (rsqyi)

174 probably right, W-o, our self-appointed overlords lack any concept of long-term planning

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 11, 2024 07:31 AM (tQtDb)

175 The announcement came weeks after state officials discovered nearly 19,000 dead registrants on Virginia’s voter lists.

ERIC Deemed 168,000 Dead Or Relocated Virginians ‘Eligible But Unregistered’ To Vote

ERIC is scam!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2024 07:31 AM (ENQN6)

176 When my family lived in WVA the schools taught WVA history. I remember having to memorize all the counties in the state.
Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 07:29 AM (oaGWv)

Did that in PA as well.

Nowadays, not so much.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, deplorable clown at June 11, 2024 07:31 AM (qZEuM)

177 I love history now and I hated it in school.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2024 07:33 AM (ENQN6)

178 The average PA legislator couldn't even name the other PA legislators, let alone all the counties in the state.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 07:33 AM (BpZ5k)

179 170,

For sure, American history, State history, And western Civilization should be taught. If not, you are robbing the kids of their actual heritage and you are taking an education away from them. Every other previous generation was taught this until I guess the year 2000. I think God I was born when I was, and I wish I was born earlier.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:33 AM (qeUU4)

180 In reality Columbus set out to prove the Earth is banana shaped.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 11, 2024 07:29 AM (rsqyi)
=============
He was right. We live in a bananas world.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 11, 2024 07:33 AM (+nXom)

181 Did that in PA as well.

Nowadays, not so much.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, deplorable clown

Which is a shame because every state has a unique history and experience with settlement and growth.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 07:33 AM (oaGWv)

182 Thank not think lol

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:34 AM (qeUU4)

183 Which is a shame because every state has a unique history and experience with settlement and growth.
Posted by: Tuna

Yes. And having an engaged teacher makes a huge difference.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, deplorable clown at June 11, 2024 07:35 AM (qZEuM)

184 All we learned was Liberty Bell. That's it. Some people made a bell. It cracked. They sclepped it around for a while. Yadda yadda yadda, Martin Luther King.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 07:36 AM (BpZ5k)

185 For sure, American history, State history, And western Civilization should be taught. If not, you are robbing the kids of their actual heritage and you are taking an education away from them. Every other previous generation was taught this until I guess the year 2000. I think God I was born when I was, and I wish I was born earlier.
Posted by: Quint

My mom(born in 1927)had my grandfather's 6th grade reader. Holy smokes! It was comprehensive and very difficult. I had a hard time with some of the questions asked in the text and I consider myself fairly well educated. Shows how standards have gradually and then rapidly slipped.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 07:37 AM (oaGWv)

186 Virginia history is American history. Other states matter, I suppose, somehow....Anyway, we were taught that in fourth and fifth grades and I believe it to be true to this day.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 11, 2024 07:37 AM (+nXom)

187 In reality Columbus set out to prove the Earth is banana shaped.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 11, 2024 07:29 AM (rsqyi)

Pfft! We knew that long ago!

Posted by: Sir Bedivere at June 11, 2024 07:37 AM (T+Iwg)

188 (and "sclepped" is the old Aenglisc way of spelling "schlepped", in case you were wondering. I'm not wrong. Mandela. Berenstain. Yeah.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 07:39 AM (BpZ5k)

189 177 welcome to the party pal!

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:40 AM (qeUU4)

190 Here, let me carry that for you.

Posted by: Schlepptomaniac at June 11, 2024 07:41 AM (SYTee)

191 I grew up just outside DC. I recall field trips to the Capitol (before it was a felony to go inside) to witness Congress in session. It was an all day ordeal. Other field trips to the capitol city hit up the monuments and Smithsonian. Also took the train to Harper's Ferry, WV when we were learning American history.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 11, 2024 07:41 AM (Q4IgG)

192 NanNan cant open her eyes

https://tinyurl.com/59sv97v6

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2024 07:43 AM (ENQN6)

193 I grew up in NY. Going to the Statue of Liberty was for rubes and suckers from Out of town.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 11, 2024 07:43 AM (RIvkX)

194
The average PA legislator couldn't even name the other PA legislators, let alone all the counties in the state.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 07:33 AM (BpZ5k)


Too busy stealing to learn.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 07:44 AM (MoZTd)

195 186, lol, I don’t think a lot of people know anymore about how highly Virginia and Virginia historically have thought about themselves. They talk about Texas pride and for sure there’s an imminence about that that no other state has. But there is this Virginia thing that can easily be explained if you haven’t been around it.

Look all states have a great history. Personally, I would put Virginia in Texas in the top two but that’s not fair. That’s just what I’ve experienced, and I have actually taken state history in both of those states. For sure for much of our history, Virginia history was American history region. The state is called the home of President or state of President whatever it is lol.

Texas has its own thing and it’s pretty remarkable. But all states have that they needed to teach the kids and the adults to care about their state to actually care. I know there are a lot of people in northern Virginia that barely know they even live in Virginia, Much less know the history of the state.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:44 AM (qeUU4)

196 Martini F

I grew up in the same area. I remember a field trip to the Hostess bakery downtown and to a VW plant in Baltimore.

Posted by: Don Black at June 11, 2024 07:44 AM (/7KEl)

197
I've never been sure whether it's just being adopted as a slur or if the people using it are so stupid that they think a Perl script just argued them into the ground.

This reads like a nice joke, but-

I don't know what a Perl Script is and

in my ignorance remain laughless.

Sad.



Posted by: naturalfake at June 11, 2024 07:44 AM (eDfFs)

198 Columbus dint know nuffin'

Posted by: The Flat Moon Society at June 11, 2024 07:44 AM (dg+HA)

199 Biden admin has discussed potentially negotiating unilateral deal with Hamas to free U.S. hostages

I guess we DO negotiate with terrorist.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2024 07:44 AM (ENQN6)

200 I know in Virginia they taught Virginia history in fourth grade and they were really serious about it. What do we expect from fourth graders now? It certainly isn’t about learning about Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:46 AM (qeUU4)

201 Texas has its own thing and it’s pretty remarkable. But all states have that they needed to teach the kids and the adults to care about their state to actually care. I know there are a lot of people in northern Virginia that barely know they even live in Virginia, Much less know the history of the state.
Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:44 AM (qeUU4)

Wyoming: Not that square. The other one.

New Hampshire: We're the one on the left, dammit

Alaska: Go away.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2024 07:46 AM (BpZ5k)

202 Whats a good Texas History book(s)?

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2024 07:46 AM (ENQN6)

203
Speaking of delicious pastries, a donut shop near my Mother-In-Law's home offers Bearclaws, which is awesome, but they make them to look like human hands. I mean almost literally, with a thumb, four fingers, and a palm. Has anyone else come across this, or is it just a local eccentricity that the donut shop so far doesn't feel the need to explain?
Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage


Sounds like you're being groomed for cannibalism.

Next step will be if they fill them with raspberry jam.

If so...Move!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 11, 2024 07:47 AM (eDfFs)

204 How many Virginians does it take to change a light bulb?

Three, one to change it and two to talk about how great the old one was.

Posted by: pawn at June 11, 2024 07:47 AM (QB+5g)

205
JJ
IS
HERE

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 11, 2024 07:47 AM (ENQN6)

206
My mom(born in 1927)had my grandfather's 6th grade reader. Holy smokes! It was comprehensive and very difficult. I had a hard time with some of the questions asked in the text and I consider myself fairly well educated. Shows how standards have gradually and then rapidly slipped.
Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 07:37 AM (oaGWv)


I have on my shelf my mother's copy of "The New Century Book of Facts," published in 1941 (she was born in 1929). Any student who read that, even now, would be better educated than 95% of today's school kids.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2024 07:47 AM (MoZTd)

207 204,huzzah!

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2024 07:48 AM (qeUU4)

208 I was living in Alabama when I was in fourth grade so naturally I learned Alabama history. It's a state that has more rivers than people.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 11, 2024 07:48 AM (dg+HA)

209 Ahh field trips. I remember going to a firehouse, a dairy (we got a free bottle of chocolate milk), the Pepperidge Farm bakery, a train roundhouse, Natural History museum, the zoo and a farm. There were probably more but I'd have to really think about it.


Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 07:50 AM (oaGWv)

210 I remember the memes calling leftists NPCs, or Non-Player Characters. Mostly for repeating phrases they heard online without critically thinking about them, avoiding the nasty sensation of cognitive dissonance.

Meanwhile, if the right side are Bots, can they go, "I'm sorry, but we cannot continue this conversation anymore. You may leave now."?

Posted by: Another Anon at June 11, 2024 07:50 AM (QNMaY)

211 Plain cake donut, just a little crisp on the outside, hot out of the fry-o-lator. Ice cold glass of milk. My favorite when stopping by Dad's bakery.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 11, 2024 07:51 AM (V5eKu)

212 Plain cake donut, just a little crisp on the outside, hot out of the fry-o-lator. Ice cold glass of milk. My favorite when stopping by Dad's bakery.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door

Anyone grow up in the Pittsburgh area? We lived there in the mid 60's and I remember Barkus Bakeries. Mom always made a weekly trip to the bakery and if my grandpa went along he'd buy us a chocolate eclair. Fun memory.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2024 07:56 AM (oaGWv)

213 If they are not taught American history, The history of their state, Western Civilization, and Western poetry and literature, In a certain few years of high school and junior high, You can’t get that back.

Some parents will say oh they will make it up, but let’s be honest they won’t
Posted by: Quint

That's the truth of it - in Mississippi, since 2016, the board of IHL, the Institutions of Higher Learning, have made it mandatory that collegiate and university survey courses in Western Civilization must be replaced with World Civilizations I and II. K-12 education has been revised accordingly, and the result is that, unless it intersects with US History, or some professor sneaks it in, the entirety of Western Civilization has been reduced to a mere footnote.

You are now seeing people who have earned their Bachelor's degree here now that would be hard-pressed to tell you anything about the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Crusades, or even a gist of the history of Greece and Rome. Sumer, ancient Egypt, Alexander and his conquests, Magna Carta - just names to them, nothing more. They don't even know how much they don't know.

Posted by: John Drake Now Thinks It Might Be A Heat Mirage at June 11, 2024 07:59 AM (u/Zei)

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