September 30, 2014

A Couple of Silly Things Then I'll Start Working
— Ace

Neil Tyson, apparently, now knows that Bush referred to the God who named the stars in 2003, not 2001, and in relation to the deaths of the crew of the space shuttle Columbia, not in relation to Al Qaeda, terrorism, or Islam generally.

Someone asked him when he intended to apologize:


Now, in case you don't know this, Neil Tyson's Cultists have a bizarre fetish for quoting him, marrying that quote to a dramatic/cool picture of him, and (often) adding a Star Field behind him, to show that Tyson is a Savior sent to us from the Stars to deliver his Wisdom.

Don't believe me? Google it, b*tch.

The one at the end of this list is particularly obnoxious.

So John Ekdahl decided to give Tyson's new quote -- trying to figure out the right "medium" to apologize to Bush on, implicitly admitting he was wrong all along -- the Starborne Savior treatment.


Meanwhile I got annoyed with the Democrats' never-ending fundraising emails. They tend to go like this:

Hey-

You stood with us in 2008. Will you stand with us now, when your President needs you?

Please send $3 -- we must roll back the Republicans' anti-woman agenda.

They start with "Hey-" because telemarketers have found that many emails from actual friends begin that way, so it's a manner of tricking the eye into stopping at the email slugline. Then they pretend a friendship that doesn't exist -- all of these emails are written as if Nancy Pelosi or Barack Obama have a personal relationship with the addressee -- and conjure up some dire emergency just over the horizon.

Then they ask you for money. They often ask for $3, which is not a lot of money, of course ($3 barely covers the costs of processing the credit card transaction), but that $3 indicates the sender is a "live one" -- a Glengarry lead -- and also invests that person emotionally in the cause.

It's a well-known trick of psychological manipulation that if you can get someone to make a small gesture -- a token donation -- the very act of making that tiny donation will tend to make them more emotionally invested in the cause than they otherwise would have been. Now that they have "skin in the game," as it were, even just a tiny amount of skin, they become more reliable partisans in all aspects, from donating further to increasing likelihood of voting to donating time to canvas and so forth.

I think this effect is related to the psychological failing that keeps people at casinos trying to win back all the money they lost (and losing even more money). Once someone has a Sunk Cost, they will be irrationally invested in redeeming that Sunk Cost, in turning that Cost into a Win.

So these emails are crafted by psychological manipulation experts drawn hailing from the shabby field of telemarketing and cold-call high-pressure sales.

And the Democrats send millions of them every day.

So I decided to give them a taste of their own medicine. I began soliciting Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama with the same sorts of manipulative messages, begging for money.

Skip through the first bunch of tweets (which basically duplicate what I just wrote above) to get to the ones where I start asking Nancy Pelosi to contribute to my cause.



Posted by: Ace at 06:18 AM | Comments (323)
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1 Folks, that's how you stomp brewer. Without a trace.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at September 30, 2014 06:22 AM (bWqLE)

2 I'm planning to apologize for that thing I did in your mouth real soon. I'm looking for a good medium and occasion.

Posted by: Citizen X at September 30, 2014 06:22 AM (7ObY1)

3 Democrats soliciting money by acting like your best buddy. Republicans soliciting money by acting like your passive-aggressive girlfriend. Trying to guilt/shame you into donating by implying you're a horrible anti-American if you don't. Any wonder the Dems are outraising the GOP?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 06:23 AM (v9EOE)

4 $15 at Arby's? What are you eating?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 06:23 AM (32Ze2)

5 Arby's. Nice.

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2014 06:23 AM (13SVT)

6 Here is the link for the photos of the Oklahoma Islamic violence victims: http://tinyurl.com/p9whuct

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsetttes at September 30, 2014 06:24 AM (kXoT0)

7 I hereby propose that attributing made up quotes to someone and disparaging him for it henceforth be called "deGrassing."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 06:24 AM (SLea8)

8 If you look real closely you can see Neal DeClasse Tyson's Uranus.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 06:24 AM (32Ze2)

9 4 $15 at Arby's? What are you eating?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 11:23 AM (32Ze2)

>>>>

A large order of curly fries and a medium Diet Pepsi.

Posted by: chiefjaybob at September 30, 2014 06:24 AM (syWCj)

10 Trying to guilt/shame you into donating by implying you're a horrible anti-American if you don't.


Not sure that being portrayed as anti-American is a turnoff to the Democrat base.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 06:25 AM (SLea8)

11 >>.$15 at Arby's? What are you eating? hey, atkins, man. When you don't eat bread you have to order additional delicious roast beef sandwiches.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 06:26 AM (/FnUH)

12 Eating $15 of Arby's would have you shitting tar kryptonite.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 06:26 AM (V40IZ)

13 Hail Neil, full of grace, Make those haters know their place!

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at September 30, 2014 06:27 AM (YYJjz)

14 Angus Three Cheese and Bacon is for closers, Ace.

Posted by: Blake at September 30, 2014 06:27 AM (IFKzP)

15 Look the GOP is filling up my email with SPAM indicating that if they fail to retake the Senate it is my fault. They are also filling up my snail mail box with the same junk. They are wasting their money.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsetttes at September 30, 2014 06:27 AM (kXoT0)

16 That small amount of skin in the game is just a hangnail. $3? We've already established what they are, now we're just negotiating the price.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 06:28 AM (0HooB)

17 Hey ace, I'm running low on Ben & Jerry's. Can you send me $20?

Posted by: fluffy at September 30, 2014 06:28 AM (Ua6T/)

18

that $3 indicates the sender is a "live one" -- a Glengarry lead -- and also invests that person emotionally in the cause.

 

Ace, have you ever seen the Danny DeVito / Richard Dreyfuss movie Tin Men?  It covers some of the same Glengarry territory, but in a more humorous way.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 30, 2014 06:28 AM (zF6Iw)

19 Lurve the reverse money solicitation gag.   *uptwinkles*

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2014 06:28 AM (JO9+V)

20 I have deleted 11 emails from the GOP already this morning. At least they aren't wasting postage and filling up my mail box this year.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 30, 2014 06:28 AM (l3vZN)

21 Ace, move somewhere that has a Chik-Fil-A, dammit. Comedy is in the details.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 30, 2014 06:28 AM (659DL)

22 This is just a War on Black Scientists and a War on Female Politicians by that horrible Mr. O'Spades person. Maybe if you didn't waste your money on rare Star Wars memorabilia you could afford to poison yourself on the non-organic unsustainable corporate shit food at Arby's!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at September 30, 2014 06:28 AM (iqpjH)

23 Not sure that being portrayed as anti-American is a turnoff to the Democrat base. Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 11:25 AM (SLea But it sure is to a number of Republicans.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 06:28 AM (v9EOE)

24 And by the right medium, are we talking Miss Cloey, John Edward? Tell us, who is the right medium.

Posted by: Inquiring minds want to know at September 30, 2014 06:29 AM (nbGZj)

25 At least when the VFW sends me junk mail, it's in a five pound pack full of Christmas cards.

Which, really, is much worse.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 06:29 AM (RQDhf)

26 you have to order additional delicious roast beef sandwiches.

!@#*()_)(*&^%$#

Posted by: Roy Rogers doesn't use profanity[/i][/b][/s] at September 30, 2014 06:29 AM (DL2i+)

27 Nice work by both of you! LOL

Posted by: Y-not at September 30, 2014 06:29 AM (zDsvJ)

28 17 Hey ace, I'm running low on Ben & Jerry's. Can you send me $20? Posted by: fluffy at September 30, 2014 11:28 AM (Ua6T/) that's only 4 days worth.....you should at least ask for a weeks worth.....plus, in 7 days...he'll have forgotten that you had asked for $$ a week ago and will be more likely open to lending you more.....4 days is too short a time frame......

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 06:29 AM (u8GsB)

29 So basically you order 4 beef piles with pseudo cheddar and a water?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 06:30 AM (32Ze2)

30 >>> Ace, move somewhere that has a Chik-Fil-A, dammit. Good point. Ace, be a pal? $20 can get me some tasty chicken and I will mail a hate shake to you.

Posted by: fluffy at September 30, 2014 06:30 AM (Ua6T/)

31 I haven't had Arby's in probably ten years.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 06:30 AM (v9EOE)

32 At least we now know why Ace's so fixated on blowing Bigfoot: he's used to the taste.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 06:30 AM (RQDhf)

33 My pornography name is Piston Biggerstaff.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 30, 2014 06:30 AM (j6e8f)

34 hey, atkins, man. When you don't eat bread you have to order additional delicious roast beef sandwiches.

 

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 11:26 AM (/FnUH)

 

I need a diet.  I look like fucking Oswald Cobblepot in Batman  Returns

 

Is Atkins really all that, Ace?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 30, 2014 06:31 AM (zF6Iw)

35 Google it, b*tch. I did. Now, pat me on the head and give me a treat.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 06:31 AM (IXrOn)

36 John Bolton just asked me for $50 - that guy does not mess around with that 'just $3.00' crap!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 06:31 AM (D/504)

37 >>Ace, move somewhere that has a Chik-Fil-A, dammit. >>Comedy is in the details. Did you just give ace a comedy lesson? You are in so much trouble.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2014 06:32 AM (g1DWB)

38

 Im looking for a good medium & occasion.

 

 

Call me to book an appointment, Neil!

Posted by: Theresa Caputo, Long Island Medium at September 30, 2014 06:32 AM (JO9+V)

39 31 I haven't had Arby's in probably ten years. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 11:30 AM (v9EOE) i never really cared for arby's....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 06:32 AM (u8GsB)

40 >>> that's only 4 days worth.....you should at least ask for a weeks worth.....plus, in 7 days...he'll have forgotten that you had asked for $$ a week ago Hey phoenixgirl, I'm getting low on Ben & Jerry's. Could you send a twitter friend $35?

Posted by: fluffy at September 30, 2014 06:32 AM (Ua6T/)

41 @ 33 - "My pornography name is Piston Biggerstaff." My pornography name is "Neil DeGrasse Tyson"

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at September 30, 2014 06:32 AM (YYJjz)

42 So John Ekdahl decided to give Tyson's new quote -- trying to figure out the right "medium" to apologize to Bush on, implicitly admitting he was wrong all along -- the Starborne Savior treatment. oh. a Breitbart moment brilliant, John E.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 06:32 AM (IXrOn)

43 If you completely cut out carbs you will drop a shit ton of weight, and you will enjoy eating for about 2 weeks. After two weeks you will get tired of all the meat.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (32Ze2)

44 Dear DangerGirl, We noticed you haven't sent us money yet. Please send us money. If you don't, it means you support Harry Reid and his agenda. Also, we will shoot this puppy. Love, The GOP

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (v9EOE)

45 Did you just give ace a comedy lesson? Hey, he hasn't been pissed at me in like three years.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (659DL)

46 I don't have friends. I don't use email. I don't have problems with fund raising emails. I do have a problem with spam because someone put my favorite email address on a spam list.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (JxqF5)

47 This is great! I'm going to be rolling in it.

Posted by: fluffy at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (Ua6T/)

48 Funny ace.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (v5UtH)

49 >>After two weeks you will get tired of all the meat.

That's what she said.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (D/504)

50

I also noticed they often use "chip in"  instead of donate. I presume this is a trick to fake familiarity with the recipient, like the "Hey" that Ace points out. After all, it is language friends use.  "Hey, I am going to the beer store,.  If you chip in a couple of bucks, I'll get Heineken instead of Natural Light."   

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (OD2ni)

51 too bad i'm dead

Posted by: sylvia brown at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (u8GsB)

52 It's not just democraps who play the "hey we're friends" card. I had a fund raiser for the GOP call my home and act like we were old college buddies. I kept trying to place the guy until I realized finally that he was a fundraiser. I have asked various GOP fund raisers to take my phone number off their lists about 3 dozen times since then. I've got a "no donations to telephone solicitations" policy that has become iron clad.

Posted by: Jade Sea at September 30, 2014 06:33 AM (VWssQ)

53

The Alec Baldwin scene in Glengarry Glenross was added for the movie. 

 

I didn't know until No. 2 Son told me that that was Baldwin's only scene in the movie, and he won a freaking Academy Award for it.  

 

Sometimes it feels like feeding that kid all these years was worth it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 06:34 AM (JtwS4)

54 I think the medium NDT is looking for is Get Smart's cone of silence.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 06:35 AM (KkxTF)

55 You know good for Tyson if he actually does apologize. He should just insert the apology/correction into his little canned speech he gives in place of the current slanderous remarks for as long as he's propagated that lie. That ought to do it.

Posted by: Gaff at September 30, 2014 06:35 AM (por3V)

56 too bad i'm dead

Posted by: sylvia brown at September 30, 2014 11:33 AM (u8GsB)

 

 

too bad you didn't see that coming, hag

Posted by: Theresa Caputo, Long Island Medium at September 30, 2014 06:35 AM (JO9+V)

57

After two weeks you will get tired of all the meat.

 

You'd think so, but oddly enough. . .

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 30, 2014 06:35 AM (zF6Iw)

58 $15 at Arby's? What are you eating? Roast beef Jr & blow?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 06:36 AM (VTeMs)

59 Paul Ryan has been sending me so many e-mails that I think he is about ready to move into the Case de Monkey. I could jostle his hair and we could go toss the football around.... the little fella

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 06:36 AM (32Ze2)

60 Please send me $15 for condoms.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 30, 2014 06:36 AM (Dwehj)

61 Sorry about those mental lapses, my memory would be better if I didn't have to remind frickin' Chad in frickin' Concessions to upsell the frickin' Small Coke and Popcorn Combo frickin' 25 times a frickin' day at the frickin' Planetarium! It's a goddamn 50 cent upsell!! 50 cents!! Muhammad on a stick, a goddamn retarded baby could upsell that!! Anybody who sells the frickin' Small Coke and Popcorn Combo is either a frickin' dumbass or they're doing it just to frickin' piss me off! You hear me, Chad? I'm trying to make my numbers, Chad. You understand that, right? And if you don't make your numbers, then I don't make my numbers. My goddamn mortgage payments rely on your goddamn ability to upsell the frickin' Small Coke and Popcorn Combo!! Seriously, fuck the planets and fuck the stars, and fuck Cosmos. I just want one goddamn suburban white boy who can fucking upsell a fucking Small Coke and Popcorn Combo!! Motherfucker!!!

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at September 30, 2014 06:36 AM (ZPrif)

62 I think the medium NDT is looking for is Miss Cleo.....

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 06:36 AM (VTeMs)

63
Now that we know half the animals of the world are dead, would you send me just $3 plus tax so I can get something off the value meal section at McDonalds.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 30, 2014 06:36 AM (mgE2f)

64 You know that stuff between the buns, that's not actually meat.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 06:37 AM (RJMhd)

65 i never really cared for arby's.... Posted by: phoenixgirl ------------------------------- When they first started, when you walked in, there behind the counter was a big chunk of fresh roast beast under heat lamps. They would carve off slices and make the sandwich. It was good, as only a fresh roast beast sandwich can be. Now..., I don't what they use for the meat...., some kind of beef loaf?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2014 06:37 AM (vPh3W)

66 Rand Paul has been sending me so many emails begging for money, I'm starting to think he's my brother-in-law.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at September 30, 2014 06:37 AM (YYJjz)

67 Uh, that was a typo. I need more like $15,000.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 30, 2014 06:37 AM (Dwehj)

68 Not sure that being portrayed as anti-American is a turnoff to the Democrat base.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 11:25 AM (SLea



But it sure is to a number of Republicans.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 11:28 AM (v9EOE)



True, but they're not soliciting donations from us, although I'd be happy to donate the contents of my handkerchief.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 06:37 AM (SLea8)

69 Man It's been a long time since I've seen an Arbys. I didn't know it had an Ewok menu.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 06:38 AM (kQBSd)

70 Hey pal,

Please send us a couple bucks to do our important work; these puppies don't just kill themselves.

Posted by: PETA at September 30, 2014 06:38 AM (RQDhf)

71 Hey-

@barackobama, we have stood together in the past. Will you stand with me now? Please send $150 for course fees, they won't take an EBT card.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at September 30, 2014 06:38 AM (25HWz)

72 DangerGirl, What's up? Are you abandoning all of us? If you don't send us money, we won't win the Senate! We don't understand why you won't give us money? It must be because you don't love America. Love, The GOP Ps - we are serious about the puppy thing

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 06:38 AM (v9EOE)

73 First of all, now I really want Arby's. II. Those are hilarious.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 06:38 AM (mf5HN)

74 Please send me an extra time out.

Posted by: Rex at September 30, 2014 06:38 AM (Dwehj)

75 Now..., I don't what they use for the meat...., some kind of beef loaf? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2014 11:37 AM (vPh3W) ************ It is human skin with the first layer of epidermis.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 06:38 AM (32Ze2)

76 So after he apologizes to Bush is he also going to apologize for the fake Congressman quotes? Magic 8 ball says Doubtful.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 06:38 AM (KkxTF)

77 >>>>>Ace, move somewhere that has a Chik-Fil-A, dammit. >>Comedy is in the details. ... i agree with that latter statement, but Arby's is objectively funnier than Chic-Fil-A. To give YOU a comedy lesson, you make the mistake of trying to inject additional political messaging into the joke. Conservatives like Chic-Fil-A, ergo I should ask for Chic-Fil-A. This is a mistake. Things are funnier when they're random, not when they hew to the predictable.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 06:39 AM (/FnUH)

78

I worked at an Arby's in college.  It took me forever to realize that Arby's is RB's, like Roast Beef. 

 

Because it's a roast beef sandwich store.  You feel silly now, too, don't you?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 06:39 AM (JtwS4)

79 Just so everyone knows, John Cornyn is also on the verge of disappointment in us.  If the GOP doesn't take the Senate this fall, it's all on us. 
http://tinyurl.com/pz89fmp

I sure hope we don't let him down.

Posted by: pep at September 30, 2014 06:39 AM (ICv9N)

80 HEY- the rueben from arbys is actually decent for what it is

Posted by: The Jackhole at September 30, 2014 06:39 AM (6/J77)

81
Now that you are Patriots and have walked with us to the end zone, how about watching this extra point.

Posted by: Chiefs Offense at September 30, 2014 06:39 AM (mgE2f)

82 $10 says *if* NDT apologizes, it will be a weasily one like "sorry IF you were offended by my nearly infallible memory of what you said..."

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 06:40 AM (D/504)

83 @ace

Clapter is the highest form of praise.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 06:40 AM (RQDhf)

84 steevy Have you passed that damn thing yet?

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 06:40 AM (RJMhd)

85

Good night from Way Down Here...bedtime on Wednesday early morning

 

Have a wonderful yesterday everyone!

 

And I'd be going batty with all those fundraising emails and phone calls - my deepest sympathies to you all

Posted by: aussie at September 30, 2014 06:40 AM (z8dh1)

86 i agree with that latter statement, but Arby's is objectively funnier than Chic-Fil-A. To give YOU a comedy lesson, you make the mistake of trying to inject additional political messaging into the joke. Conservatives like Chic-Fil-A, ergo I should ask for Chic-Fil-A. This is a mistake. Things are funnier when they're random, not when they hew to the predictable. Plus it's a callback to the joke, "I'm so hungry I could eat at Arby's."

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 06:40 AM (OYEUO)

87 Isn't that quote not only in his presentations, but on Tyson's website?
Has it been removed yet?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 06:40 AM (D/504)

88 True, but they're not soliciting donations from us, although I'd be happy to donate the contents of my handkerchief. Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 11:37 AM (SLea Last time I checked, the GOP most certainly was trying to solicit donations from us. At least twenty fricking times a day in my case.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 06:41 AM (v9EOE)

89 Do any other... ahem, men, hyphenate their last name?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at September 30, 2014 06:41 AM (XzRw1)

90 Trying to guilt/shame you into donating by implying you're a horrible anti-American if you don't. Give me a $3 mil/year blow off bs job and we can talk about donations.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 06:41 AM (VTeMs)

91 another thing that makes Arby's funnier is that no one WANTS to eat at Arby's; they eat there when they can't find another fast food restaurant. Chik-Fil-A, on the other hand, is a goldmine, with lines at all hours. It's not odd that someone would crave Chik-Fil-A. It is however strange that someone would be singularly focused on Arby's.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 06:41 AM (/FnUH)

92 >>>I worked at an Arby's in college. It took me forever to realize that Arby's is RB's, like Roast Beef. HOLY SHIT MIND. BLOWN. I honestly did not know that, and never made the connection. WOW.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 06:42 AM (/FnUH)

93 The best thing about Arby's is the horsey sauce.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 30, 2014 06:42 AM (Dwehj)

94 If Carl's / Arby's food was as good as it looks on the commercials they would be the second largest corporation in the world, just behind Exxon.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 06:42 AM (KkxTF)

95

So we've got this co worker who is leaving us and everybody keeps sending emails back n forth about the upcoming Send Off cake n punch thing

 

OMG its tiresome. You like macaroons? I don't like macaroons. How about choklit cake? Diane's on a diet - maybe a diet cake. No diet cakes! Make sure we get pizza! What do you want on the pizza? I don't kow, whatever anybody else wants - just not anchovies. What does Kate like? Does she like pizza? Where are we going to get it from? ETC

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 06:42 AM (3ZtZW)

96 It is however strange that someone would be singularly focused on Arby's.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 11:41 AM (/FnUH)

 

 

Someone ban this guy. That was uncalled for...3 regulars please

Posted by: The Jackhole at September 30, 2014 06:42 AM (6/J77)

97 Mister Tyson is kinda mean when he drinks. He says it's his special "Space Juice" but it's not. Also, he hates it when you call him "Mister". God, I fucking hate my job.

Posted by: Chad at September 30, 2014 06:43 AM (ZPrif)

98 Last time I checked, the GOP most certainly was trying to solicit donations from us. At least twenty fricking times a day in my case.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 11:41 AM (v9EOE)



Sorry, I meant the Democrats weren't trying to solicit donations from us, not the Republicans.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 06:43 AM (SLea8)

99 This is a mistake. Things are funnier when they're random, not when they hew to the predictable. Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 11:39 AM (/FnUH) You could have worked the KFC make you crave it fortnightly angle.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 06:43 AM (mf5HN)

100 it's not roast beef.....is it?

Posted by: sylvia brown at September 30, 2014 06:44 AM (u8GsB)

101

Please send me $50 in "friendship money."

 

Is that what you're calling it now?

 

It sounds cuter in the original Russian.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 06:44 AM (JtwS4)

102 I love Arby's

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 06:44 AM (JxqF5)

103 If Lando Calrissian and Jesse Jackson had a son...

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 06:44 AM (vzJm/)

104 The best thing about Arby's is the horsey sauce.
How long does it take you to whip up a quart of that sauce, Sandy?

Posted by: fluffy at September 30, 2014 06:44 AM (Ua6T/)

105 Ace, thanks for the Glengarry reference. Actually I've been thinking of that movie lately when the RNC asks me for money: "I'd wish you good luck but you wouldn't know what to do with it if you got it."

Posted by: JPS at September 30, 2014 06:45 AM (yL0L3)

106 Being Liberal/Left means never having to say you're sorry.

Posted by: Something Al Gore might have said in a movie at September 30, 2014 06:45 AM (vPh3W)

107 After growing up on beef on weck in Buffalo. Arbys RB sanwiches are almost insulting, almost.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 06:45 AM (kQBSd)

108 FuCK MOr ChkAn.

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at September 30, 2014 06:45 AM (KkxTF)

109 i should know that....shouldn't i?........

Posted by: sylvia brown at September 30, 2014 06:46 AM (u8GsB)

110 103 If Lando Calrissian and Jesse Jackson had a son... Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 11:44 AM (vzJm/) ************** Lando Calrissian is that the vibe he is going for?

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 06:46 AM (RJMhd)

111 Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 11:43 AM (SLea Ok, one of us is confused here. Republicans *are* the ones sending the insulting, "send us money or we'll lose and it is all your fault you anti-American hater" emails. Not the Democrats.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 06:46 AM (v9EOE)

112 You know what should be illegal? That these fundraising solicitations don't require a functional, monitored email address behind them.

You want to respond and it'll get sent to a dead end.

The opt-out law should be rewritten to merely state that any reply that indicates the receiver no longer wishes to receive emails must be removed from their list--forcing them to read each and every fucking reply.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2014 06:46 AM (VjL9S)

113 Ace's tweet string. A Platinum Thread laced with Sapphires. A thing of beauty. Fill the soul with laughter. Beware, Ace, you don't need Halloween to spot Pelosi circling your house on her BroomHammer.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 06:46 AM (IXrOn)

114 Arby's really should sell itself as the restaurant of "eh, it's right there".

Does anyone go to the town over for Arby's like they will for Taco Bell or KFC?

The only thing RB's has going for it is their pussified horseradish. And eating that just proves you're a fag who's shit is all retarded.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 06:47 AM (+hPIb)

115 Arby's is America's Roast Beef Yes Sir Don't you people watch the commercials?

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 06:47 AM (OYEUO)

116 I am beginning to think that the Chicken Wings I order from the Great Wall aren't actually chicken at all. Is rat meat sweet?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 06:47 AM (32Ze2)

117 Lando Calrissian is that the vibe he is going for? He should really try wearing a cape.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 06:47 AM (0HooB)

118 A couple of chicken sandwiches and strawberry shakes at Chicl-fil-A costs about over $15 bucks.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2014 06:48 AM (V70Uh)

119 Not to suck up, but neither of these are silly. Both are funny, but they are also important.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (is just really, really tired of it all) at September 30, 2014 06:49 AM (hVc0f)

120 I got a flyer from a democrat running for assembly left at my door signed "Hey, sorry we missed you" I had been inside all day, no one ever knocked or rang the doorbell.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at September 30, 2014 06:49 AM (U4SLf)

121 >>>Ok, one of us is confused here. Republicans *are* the ones sending the insulting, "send us money or we'll lose and it is all your fault you anti-American hater" emails. Not the Democrats. true, Republicans do it too. I'm pretty sure it started with Dems, though, and they get more mileage out of it.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 06:49 AM (/FnUH)

122 >>Lando Calrissian is that the vibe he is going for?

Well, that explains the cheesy mustache...

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 06:49 AM (D/504)

123 Republican spam I get is always about urgency and if you don't donate the end of the world will happen. Example is "URGENT: POLLS SHOW WE MAY LOSE!! Send money ASAP!!!" With Democrat spam, it seems to be usually (not always) more positive. Example: "OBAMA NEEDS YOUR HELP TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY" I think people respond better to positive messages than fear messages.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at September 30, 2014 06:50 AM (0LHZx)

124

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2014 11:48 AM (V70Uh)

 

I'll gladly pay you thursday for a number 3 and a half and half from chic-fil-a today.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 06:50 AM (kQBSd)

125 Hey -

Please send me $15 for a waitress sammich.

666 River Styx Lane, Hades

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Ted Kennedy at September 30, 2014 06:50 AM (Dwehj)

126 Ok, one of us is confused here. Republicans *are* the ones sending the insulting, "send us money or we'll lose and it is all your fault you anti-American hater" emails. Not the Democrats.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 11:46 AM (v9EOE)


My bad. I thought it was the Democrats.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 06:50 AM (SLea8)

127 Now I want one of those Coney Island Hot Dogs from the Root Beer Stand.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 06:50 AM (JxqF5)

128 Does anyone go to the town over for Arby's like they will for Taco Bell or KFC? _________ People go to the town over for Taco Bell? Who the fuck are these people and what town do they live in?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at September 30, 2014 06:51 AM (0LHZx)

129 And isn't Twitter the PERFECT platform for bullshit throwaway apologies?

Like we know his will be, if he actually does give one?

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 06:51 AM (q/kmn)

130 I ate at Arby's a couple of times long , long ago. Only thing I remember is that their buns were saturated with their butter type concoction. Is that still the case?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 06:51 AM (KkxTF)

131 Arby's is America's Roast Beef Yes Sir Don't you people watch the commercials? No. TIVO.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 06:51 AM (VTeMs)

132 Ace, #121: "I'm pretty sure it started with Dems, though, and they get more mileage out of it." I sort of picture Governor Pappy O'Daniel's idiot son saying, We got to get us some of that re-form!

Posted by: JPS at September 30, 2014 06:51 AM (yL0L3)

133 best tacos are at jack n the box and there is no meat in them.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 06:52 AM (u8GsB)

134 "send us money or we'll lose and it is all your fault you anti-American hater"

My response to AGW apostles who make the same sort of guilt imputation: "Good. I hate the goddamned polar bears."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 06:52 AM (SLea8)

135 Look the GOP is filling up my email with SPAM indicating that if they fail to retake the Senate it is my fault. They are also filling up my snail mail box with the same junk. They are wasting their money.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsetttes at September 30, 2014 11:27 AM (kXoT0)

 

 

--------------------------------------------

 

 

I've also been getting a lot of spam saying that if I don't contribute to the RNC my membership will be revoked.  They're good for a chuckle as I delete them.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 06:52 AM (DkhX8)

136 From Scott Brown today:

"Elizabeth, New Hampshire voters expect a lot of their elected officials, which is why they are rejecting Jeanne Shaheen's DC-focused campaign. It's no wonder poll after poll shows voters are flocking to our grassroots campaign in droves.

I have a full day of campaigning ahead but will be checking in with my campaign manager Colin to see how we are doing. We have 16 hours left to raise $9,786 - you can help us reach our goal right now."

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 06:52 AM (D/504)

137 @131 those commercials were pre TIVO. Now get off my lawn.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 06:52 AM (OYEUO)

138 >>>Now I want one of those Coney Island Hot Dogs from the Root Beer Stand. that sounds good. i like root beer, so I have sometimes gone to A&W, which sells you root beer, with hamburgers or hot dogs on the side. I kinda like it. But I always wonder -- who the hell else would go to a fast food place whose main dish is root beer? I would, and I have, but I'm odd in that I dig root beer.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 06:52 AM (/FnUH)

139 I dunno.  Every time I see the word "Tyson", I think "chicken".

Posted by: mrp at September 30, 2014 06:52 AM (JBggj)

140 3 Democrats soliciting money by acting like your best buddy.


Republicans soliciting money by acting like your passive-aggressive girlfriend. Trying to guilt/shame you into donating by implying you're a horrible anti-American if you don't.


Any wonder the Dems are outraising the GOP?
==========
Somehow I'm on a new GOP solicitation list. Every single email for the last week has been like that.

Just checked the spam folder and it is chock-full of them.

Not a single one starts out friendly.

You know what, I think I'll print off the email from Ted Cruz and see if he'll admit that he authorized that pile of shit.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2014 06:53 AM (VjL9S)

141 God, I fucking hate my job. Posted by: Chad at September 30, 2014 11:43 AM Chad, can you show us where Mr.Tyson touched you, using this doll?

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 30, 2014 06:53 AM (WRseu)

142 I want an Arby's I'd take a corn dog on a stick I'll settle for a Mainstay Emergency Food Bar

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 06:53 AM (JxqF5)

143 He should really try wearing a cape. Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 30, 2014 11:47 AM (0HooB) You know what? For Professor Doctor Science, I think a no capes exception is in order.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 06:53 AM (mf5HN)

144 I've also been getting a lot of spam saying that if I don't contribute to the RNC my membership will be revoked. They're good for a chuckle as I delete them. Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 11:52 AM (DkhX i get that too.....like i care.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 06:53 AM (u8GsB)

145 I dread the day when they start texting messages:

"Hey, guy. Just flew in to New Hampshire and somehow I lost all my credit cards. Could you give me a few bucks for gas?"

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 06:54 AM (q/kmn)

146 If you ever happen to find yourself in RI, and lets be honest, you won't, Walt's Roast Beef. You will thank me.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2014 06:54 AM (g1DWB)

147 HOLY SHIT

MIND. BLOWN.

I honestly did not know that, and never made the connection.

WOW.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 11:42 AM (/FnUH)



Hey!  Did you know that Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard in Big Bang Theory, played Russ Griswold (the son) in Christmas Vacation???





Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 06:54 AM (GQ8sn)

148 I ate at Arby's a couple of times long , long ago. Only thing I remember is that their buns were saturated with their butter type concoction. Is that still the case? Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 11:51 AM (KkxTF) ************ That's not butter.....

Posted by: Pimply Faced Kid in the Bun Storage Room at September 30, 2014 06:54 AM (32Ze2)

149 Birch beer > root beer

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 06:54 AM (v9EOE)

150 >>But I always wonder -- who the hell else would go to a fast food place whose main dish is root beer?

Around here, they are combined KFC/A ampersand W - so you can get a rootbeer float with your chicken pot pie. Not that I would - ick. But there are some yummy combinations...

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 06:54 AM (D/504)

151 I've also been getting a lot of spam saying that if I don't contribute to the RNC my membership will be revoked. They're good for a chuckle as I delete them. No more potluck dinners for you mister!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 06:55 AM (VTeMs)

152 Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 11:52 AM (/FnUH) I'd definitely go for a root beer float. Root beer only not so much.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 06:55 AM (KkxTF)

153 I like the first attempt, mix it in with some red ryder BB gun begging. Hey! There are outlaws in the backyard and they kidnapped mom and dad. Only you can rescue them by giving $15 so I can buy a red ryder BB rifle!

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 30, 2014 06:56 AM (Xr7hz)

154 I would, and I have, but I'm odd in that I dig root beer. There was a little place down here a few years back, a restaurant that had its own microbrewery. The best thing there? You guessed it: their own root beer. Damn, that stuff was good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 06:56 AM (0HooB)

155 i prefer sarsaparilla ....look it has an "r" in it? who knew?

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 06:57 AM (u8GsB)

156 All the sugar in an A ampersand W root beer float will actually allow me to see into the fourth dimension, where time and space are meaningless. The Old Ones are there, and I suspect they can see me.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 06:57 AM (q/kmn)

157 "f you completely cut out carbs you will drop a shit ton of weight, and you will enjoy eating for about 2 weeks. After two weeks you will get tired of all the meat." If you are fortunate, you can avoid diverticulitis, which can kill you. Don't ask me how I know this.

Posted by: navybrat at September 30, 2014 06:58 AM (JgC5a)

158

>>>I think people respond better to positive messages than fear messages.

 

Ultimately any vote becomes an emotional one because if you gave it any thought you'd mail em all a bag of sh!t. On fire.

 

So both parties whip their followers up to an emotional precipice and try to point them in the desired direction then kick em over. GOP uses fear, Dems use outrage and anger.

The GOP used to be better at calming it all down once the deed is done and they still try, but the Dems have decided it all works better if they keep the hate-squared at full boil in the off-season.

 

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 06:58 AM (3ZtZW)

159 umm Q. Does the name Arby's stand for "RB," as in "roast beef?" A. Close, but not quite. It comes from our founders, Leroy and Forrest Raffel, the Raffel Brothers, or "RB." from their site FAQ

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 06:58 AM (IXrOn)

160 The opt-out law should be rewritten to merely state that any reply that indicates the receiver no longer wishes to receive emails must be removed from their list--forcing them to read each and every fucking reply. Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2014 11:46 AM (VjL9S) There would be an exemption for elected officials as well as for Democrat candidates. Republican candidates, however, would be subject to automatic IRS audits.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 06:58 AM (o3MSL)

161 >>>> 92 >>>I worked at an Arby's in college. It took me forever to realize that Arby's is RB's, like Roast Beef. HOLY SHIT MIND. BLOWN. I honestly did not know that, and never made the connection. WOW. Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 11:42 AM (/FnUH) I feel not so stupid now. At least I'm not the only one who didn't make the connection. Hey Ace, I know what it's like to stand in your shoes. Walk with me. Can send me $5 for Starbucks?

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 06:58 AM (2x3L+)

162 We have 16 hours left to raise $9,786 - you can help us reach our goal right now." Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 11:52 AM (D/504) __________ Your reply should be: I'm sure some of Thad's Democrat pals could help you out. Ask them.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at September 30, 2014 06:58 AM (0LHZx)

163 The trick to eating all that meat is not chewing.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 30, 2014 06:58 AM (q/kmn)

164

>>>But I always wonder -- who the hell else would go to a fast food place whose main dish is root beer?

 

I make my own Root Beer

 

-scoffing purist conservative

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 07:00 AM (3ZtZW)

165 i prefer sarsaparilla ....look it has an "r" in it? who knew? Posted by: phoenixgirl ----------------------------- Hmm..., it looks like a creature from another world, 'Psarsaparilla'

Posted by: Something Al Gore might have said in a movie at September 30, 2014 07:00 AM (vPh3W)

166 I know what it's like to stand in your shoes. Walk with me. Can send me $5 for Starbucks? Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 11:58 AM (2x3L+) ace...i can get more bang for your buck at dunkin donuts if you send me a fiver instead of elle.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 07:00 AM (u8GsB)

167 So now there's talk that the producers of the Walking Dead are going to make the hottest guy on the show gay! WTF? ?? Why would they do that when a majority of their audience is female? !?

Posted by: jmel at September 30, 2014 07:00 AM (Fqo7u)

168 completely cut out carbs All I eat are carbs. Life without sugar isn't possible nor worth living.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 07:01 AM (JxqF5)

169 The trick to eating all that meat is not chewing. Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 30, 2014 11:58 AM (q/kmn) ************* There is a swallow joke in here that I will not deploy

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 30, 2014 07:01 AM (32Ze2)

170 Neil Tyson with his back-up band, Sexual Science... "I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside"

Posted by: jwest at September 30, 2014 07:01 AM (u2a4R)

171 DangerGirl, Well we were forced to pull the trigger. We didn't want to and to be honest, the puppy had done nothing wrong but you made us do it anyway. You could have made this easy on yourself and just donated the five dollars like we asked you to, but you couldn't even get that right. You disappoint us. Send us $50 or we will be forced to have the IRS audit you. Love, The GOP Ps if we lose it is all your fault. You hear that you dirty teabagger? All. Your. Fault.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 07:01 AM (v9EOE)

172

 I would, and I have, but I'm odd in that I dig root beer.

 

 

--------------------------------------------

 

 

Never liked root beer.  Probably never will.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 07:01 AM (DkhX8)

173 Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 11:47 AM (+hPIb) Well, their jamocha shakes are pretty tasty, and the Missouri knock-off chain was even worse (the beef tasted *watery*).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 30, 2014 07:02 AM (GDulk)

174 I worked at an Arby's too.  In high school.  Denver Colorado, Simms & Colfax.

America's Roast Beef, Yes Sir.

Arby's, bitches.  Arby's.

Posted by: Mister Christopher at September 30, 2014 07:02 AM (uI7aJ)

175 So did Ace ever get his $15 for Arby's?

Talk about a cliff hanger ending.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:02 AM (J6ScR)

176 Horsey sauce? Count me in! Whinny!

Posted by: John F'ing Kerry at September 30, 2014 07:02 AM (7ObY1)

177 The problem with SJW's is they're always trying to out SJW each other. That's how you end up with a gay Darrel.

No different than the vegans or gluten-frees, they always try to outdo each other on their purity.

Much like some other people nudge-nudge.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 07:03 AM (q/kmn)

178 i have to go to work..... i'm no longer going to complain about not being able to post at work....because.....they took my computer away.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 07:03 AM (u8GsB)

179 "if you completely cut out carbs you will drop a shit ton of weight, and you will enjoy eating for about 2 weeks. After two weeks you will get tired of all the meat." That's the wrong way to approach it. You shouldn't TOTALLY cut out carbs. Just cut out 75%. You can still have a slice of pizza every now and then as well as a bread, pasta, etc. Just not every day. Diets always fail when you have to deprive of yourself of any type of food. It's about balance. You get fat when you eat a lot of carbs. You stay fit when you eat few carbs. And the same for sugar. Don't eat a lot of carbs/sugar and you won't get fat. It's pretty simple.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at September 30, 2014 07:03 AM (0LHZx)

180 167 So now there's talk that the producers of the Walking Dead are going to make the hottest guy on the show gay! WTF? ?? Why would they do that when a majority of their audience is female? !? Posted by: jmel at September 30, 2014 12:00 PM (Fqo7u) ********** Jeezuz-- Darryl?

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 07:03 AM (RJMhd)

181 I know what it's like to stand in your shoes. Walk with me. Can send me $5 for Starbucks? Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 11:58 AM ace...i can get more bang for your buck at dunkin donuts if you send me a fiver instead of elle..... Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 12:00 PM Ace, Hey! Could you see your way clear to send me a mere $4.24 so that I could get two triple cheeseburgers off the so-called "Dollar Menu"?

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 30, 2014 07:03 AM (WRseu)

182 Mmmmm, jamocha shakes...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 07:03 AM (0HooB)

183 PG they took your computer away?  Who 'they'?  The Trilateral Commission?  Luap Nor to make silver dimes?  Who? 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:04 AM (J6ScR)

184 167 So now there's talk that the producers of the Walking Dead are going to make the hottest guy on the show gay! WTF? ?? Why would they do that when a majority of their audience is female? !? Posted by: jmel at September 30, 2014 12:00 PM (Fqo7u) __________ Same reason the NYT keeps doing what it's doing. For liberals, ideology trumps profit.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at September 30, 2014 07:04 AM (0LHZx)

185

Birch beer > root beer

 

Are you from Pennsylvania?  That's the only place I've encountered birch beer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 07:05 AM (JtwS4)

186 147 HOLY SHIT



MIND. BLOWN.



I honestly did not know that, and never made the connection.



WOW.





Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 11:42 AM (/FnUH)


Hey! Did you know that Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard in Big Bang Theory, played Russ Griswold (the son) in Christmas Vacation???


==============
I read that on Instapundit this morning.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2014 07:05 AM (VjL9S)

187 I would gladly support your political organization tomorrow if you would send me a meal ticket today.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 07:05 AM (JxqF5)

188 In case this hasn't been covered already (I don't have time to read all the messages). There's a lot of research in social psychology on what're called "compliance techniques". What's actually driving the "make a small donation" approach is the need for internal consistency. Once you make a commitment, you want to feel like you're consistent. So, you tend to make similar decisions in the future that are consistent with the first one. If you want to read the best popular press book on this, get Influence by Rober Cialdini. Good stuff, and an easy read.

Posted by: RightWingProf at September 30, 2014 07:05 AM (ceOhI)

189 "So these emails are crafted by psychological manipulation experts drawn hailing from the shabby field of telemarketing and cold-call high-pressure sales" Not really. It's sales 101.

Posted by: anon a mouse at September 30, 2014 07:05 AM (gXRIG)

190 Glad I read to the end...payoff was worth it!

Posted by: Matt at September 30, 2014 07:06 AM (SgYQy)

191 Birch Beer?

The ChiComs turned John Birch into beer?

What monsters!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:06 AM (J6ScR)

192 >>> ace...i can get more bang for your buck at dunkin donuts if you send me a fiver instead of elle..... HEY! Step back, Phoenix. I asked him first. Btw, Abita is the absolute bestest root beer in the whole world.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:06 AM (2x3L+)

193 I suppose taking your significant other out for a lobster dinner would be the appropriate occassion and medium for blowing that load in her mouth the other day.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:06 AM (vPh3W)

194 all of these emails are written as if Nancy Pelosi or Barack Obama have a personal relationship with the addressee

But they do...they all be their Bitches.

Posted by: Paladin at September 30, 2014 07:07 AM (lP8dE)

195 O/T Walmart: Tracy Morgan and friends were not wearing seatbelts. http://tinyurl.com/lfg3cmy Apparently, when you are Black and riding a Limo, but mostly Black, you are not required to wear a seatbelt.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2014 07:07 AM (V70Uh)

196 Did you know that Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard in Big Bang Theory, played Russ Griswold (the son) in Christmas Vacation??? ============== I read that on Instapundit this morning. I read it on the credits of the movie when it came out.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:07 AM (VTeMs)

197 192 >>> ace...i can get more bang for your buck at dunkin donuts if you send me a fiver instead of elle..... HEY! Step back, Phoenix. I asked him first. Btw, Abita is the absolute bestest root beer in the whole world. Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 12:06 PM (2x3L+) ace, chicks competing for pancakes! Makes blogging worth it!

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 07:07 AM (OYEUO)

198 I've been getting the RNC spam stamped "Past Due" in big, bold letters on the envelope. 

Wow, nothing inclines me more to contribute to someone than to have them call me a deadbeat.

Posted by: pep at September 30, 2014 07:07 AM (ICv9N)

199 Are you from Pennsylvania? That's the only place I've encountered birch beer. Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 12:05 PM (JtwS4) Yup, born and raised. Then became an honorary Texan.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 07:07 AM (v9EOE)

200 ==============
I read that on Instapundit this morning.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2014 12:05 PM (VjL9S)



It's an old joke between me and ace.  I did post that bit of trivia before and ace honestly did not know the first time.  I'm just repeating it again.



And can you send me $5?



Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:07 AM (GQ8sn)

201 All the sugar in an A ampersand W root beer float will actually allow me to see into the fourth dimension, where time and space are meaningless. The Old Ones are there, and I suspect they can see me. Relax. cthulu's strictly a night reader, last I checked.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Sketchy as F*** at September 30, 2014 07:08 AM (rt3TY)

202

from their site FAQ

 

Hmph.  So I'm debunked. 

 

It happens.  I make up a theory for everything as a placeholder and then dump it when something else turns out to be true.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 07:08 AM (JtwS4)

203

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Eating $15 of Arby's would have you shitting tar kryptonite.

......

This may be one of those pesky occasions requiring more than one square.

Posted by: Sheryl "Dingleberries" Crow at September 30, 2014 07:08 AM (wAQA5)

204 ace, chicks competing for pancakes!

Makes blogging worth it!

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 12:07 PM (OYEUO)



*suddenly becomes interested in this thread*

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:08 AM (GQ8sn)

205 Unless that site FAQ is just trolling.  I wouldn't put it past them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 07:08 AM (JtwS4)

206 I would gladly support your political organization tomorrow if you would send me a meal ticket today. I would gladly support your political organization tomorrow if you would reload my EBT card today. --FSA Everywhere

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:09 AM (VTeMs)

207 Btw, Abita is the absolute bestest root beer in the whole world. /looks at his Barq's /looks at elle Fighting. Words.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Sketchy as F*** at September 30, 2014 07:09 AM (rt3TY)

208 Sorry, dude, but the Democrat machine lives by the Jack Sparrow rule: "Take all you can get, give back nothing."

Posted by: mojo at September 30, 2014 07:09 AM (LtM6J)

209 My son and I brewed our own root beer once with those home kits.  Pretty damn good if you add more sugar than they say to.

In the insert, I read that root beer was first invented as a way to purify water waaay back when. 

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:10 AM (GQ8sn)

210 *suddenly becomes interested in this thread* Posted by: EC at September 30, 20 Girls rolling around in pancakes always makes me smile and take interest EC

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:10 AM (vPh3W)

211 @nancypelosi, you have walked with me in the past. Will you stand with me now? Please send me $15 for Arby's. Ace will providing his own "secret sauce."

Posted by: The Progs at September 30, 2014 07:10 AM (iQIUe)

212 The day started as kind of a "meh!" one, then I opened this thread et voilà began laughing.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 07:10 AM (o3MSL)

213 Neil Tyson with his back-up band, Sexual Science... "I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside" Posted by: jwest ---------------------- In other news: "Trial begins for Atlanta teachers accused of inflating test scores". Racketeering charges, in fact. The Atlanta Schools Superintendent (who is jail, I think) was awarded the National School Superintendent of the Year Medal by the American Association of School Administrators, : http://tinyurl.com/o9tr2p6

Posted by: Something Al Gore might have said in a movie at September 30, 2014 07:10 AM (vPh3W)

214 Why is this buffoon getting so many threads? No tits left in the world to see?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 07:10 AM (M0mf2)

215 Ugh. Gore sock off

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2014 07:10 AM (vPh3W)

216 Obama's team hired psychologists in 2012 to do exactly this kind of work. Figure out the best way to get people to donate, volunteer, vote. Romney hired....ORCA developers. Hmmm....wonder which of those two decisions paid off more?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at September 30, 2014 07:11 AM (0LHZx)

217 Am with Cavil, there is only one root beer.  And it was invented in Biloxi, MS. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:11 AM (J6ScR)

218 No tits left in the world to see? Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 12:10 PM (M0 Heaven forbid!!!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:11 AM (vPh3W)

219 Apparently, when you are Black and riding a Limo, but mostly Black, you are not required to wear a seatbelt. Law of Gravity gives a shit not. When the bottom of the bus goes greasy side up, you still go down. Hard.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:11 AM (VTeMs)

220 Wow, nothing inclines me more to contribute to someone than to have them call me a deadbeat. Yeah, but seeing that improves the morale of all the postal employees so very much.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 07:11 AM (0HooB)

221 So wait, Arby's doesn't stand for RB, roast beef after all? This is all very confusing.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:11 AM (2x3L+)

222 I read that on Instapundit this morning. I read it on the credits of the movie when it came out. Posted by: rickb223 at September 30, 2014 12:07 PM (VTeMs) Heh.....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 30, 2014 07:12 AM (9bEDF)

223
"It's a well-known trick of psychological manipulation that if you can get someone to make a small gesture -- a token donation -- the very act of making that tiny donation will tend to make them more emotionally invested in the cause than they otherwise would have been. "

- Kneel inDeGrass Tyson Chicken

* ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2014 07:13 AM (sDQnB)

224 So wait, Arby's doesn't stand for RB, roast beef after all? This is all very confusing. Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 12:11 PM (2x3L+) http://arbys.com/faq

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 07:13 AM (IXrOn)

225 So Mike in Al Gore's sock did you find his missing chakra?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:14 AM (J6ScR)

226 WHO WAS SCIENCE?

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 30, 2014 07:14 AM (WRseu)

227 Ace does more work with his silly stuff before noon than Barack Obama works all day.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 30, 2014 07:14 AM (PMapv)

228 No seriously, Brother Cavil. You have to try Abita. It's hard to find outside Louisiana. I think they sell it in Texas. You will go back to Barqs again.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:14 AM (2x3L+)

229 Ahhhh. Super Papa Burgers and a root beer. (double cheeseburger with bacon) and made fresh after you order it. Well worth the wait.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2014 07:14 AM (V70Uh)

230 I'll drive for Arby's but not for Taco Bell. Interesting, we are all getting GOP fund raising from different people. I get nothing from Cruz or Rand, but tons from Ernst and Mitt. I guess the database says I'm a RINO.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 30, 2014 07:15 AM (jvAl+)

231 Posted by: RightWingProf at September 30, 2014 12:05 PM (ceOhI) They're right! I continually respond to the RNC requests for money with "Kcuf off losers!" and I feel validated each and every time!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 07:15 AM (o3MSL)

232 Why did they not just shoot the guy who was sprinting towards the White House? Seems pretty straight forward to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 07:15 AM (M0mf2)

233 198 I've been getting the RNC spam stamped "Past Due" in big, bold letters on the envelope. Wow, nothing inclines me more to contribute to someone than to have them call me a deadbeat. Posted by: pep at September 30, 2014 12:07 PM (ICv9N) Seriously, write what you think of them on the solicitation letter and send everything back in their postage paid envelope. I did that about 8 years ago. Haven't received a mailer since.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 30, 2014 07:15 AM (bC3Yj)

234 #Hey - please send us $15 to buy the Indian PM a meal.

Posted by: Jen Psocki at September 30, 2014 07:16 AM (Dwehj)

235 So wait, Arby's doesn't stand for RB, roast beef after all? WHO WAS SOYLENT GREEN?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:16 AM (VTeMs)

236 "Freakonomics" has a chapter about teachers cheating to boost test scores.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 30, 2014 07:16 AM (V70Uh)

237 It's acceptable to me to shoot anyone that jumps the fence.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 07:16 AM (M0mf2)

238 No seriously, Brother Cavil. You have to try Abita. It's hard to find outside Louisiana. I think they sell it in Texas. You will go back to Barqs again.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 12:14 PM (2x3L+)



I know the guy who helped set up Abita.  He now lives in NC and works with my oldest stepson at a new craft microbrewery.

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:16 AM (GQ8sn)

239 That galaxy makes Tyson's ego look fat.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 07:16 AM (RJMhd)

240 l'elle look....i'm just saying i can "invest" his money more wisely than you it's not my fault you want to waste his money on starbucks....... anna.....my bosses.....who i'm actually related to.......now i have to go buy my own computer.....they took it away because they didn't think i was using it ......and how was i going to explain that i was using it......well was using it until two weeks ago last may....when my ip was blocked during the big crash

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 07:17 AM (u8GsB)

241

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 12:15 PM (M0mf2)

 

I'm pretty sure one of their Malinis could off cut him off before he reached the door.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 07:17 AM (kQBSd)

242 It's acceptable to me to shoot anyone that jumps the fence. One would think.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:17 AM (VTeMs)

243 Seriously, write what you think of them on the solicitation letter and send everything back in their postage paid envelope. I did that about 8 years ago. Haven't received a mailer since. Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 30, 2014 12:15 PM (bC3Yj) You can also shove a bunch of your other junk mail in there for an extra FU.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 07:17 AM (v9EOE)

244 l'elle

look....i'm just saying i can "invest" his money more wisely than you it's not my fault you want to waste his money on starbucks.......


Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 12:17 PM (u8GsB)





*pops popcorn*


Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:18 AM (GQ8sn)

245 WHO WAS SOYLENT GREEN? Posted by: rickb223 at September 30, 2014 12:16 PM (VTeMs) PEOPLE.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 07:18 AM (u8GsB)

246 Interesting, we are all getting GOP fund raising from different people. I get nothing from Cruz or Rand, but tons from Ernst and Mitt.

I guess the database says I'm a RINO.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 30, 2014 12:15 PM (jvAl+)

 

 

----------------------------------------------

 

 

I'm getting tons of shit from everyone.  Even Scott Brown.  Why  would I give a shit about Scott Brown?

 

Hey, RNC.  I live in Oklahoma.  We already have  excellent candidates.  Learn from us!

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 07:18 AM (DkhX8)

247 Look the GOP is filling up my email with SPAM indicating that if they fail to retake the Senate it is my fault. They are also filling up my snail mail box with the same junk. They are wasting their money.

You obviously don't understand ... it's like when you hit on a loto ticket.  You have to put the money back into more loto tickets.  Everybody knows that's how to win the Big One.

Posted by: Paladin at September 30, 2014 07:18 AM (lP8dE)

248

Isn't NdGT's refusal to just apologize sommat like the Door-In-The-Face social influence thinger?

 

He sees apologizing as too great a favor to ask, so next you ask for a smaller concession.

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 07:19 AM (3ZtZW)

249 232 Why did they not just shoot the guy who was sprinting towards the White House? Seems pretty straight forward to me Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 12:15 PM (M0mf2) *********** In one of the videos shown on the news it looks like you can see a dog starting to chase after him, but then he gets stopped by the tether or the length of leash.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 07:19 AM (RJMhd)

250 In one of the videos shown on the news it looks like you can see a dog starting to chase after him, but then he gets stopped by the tether or the length of leash.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 12:19 PM (RJMhd)



Rope limit.


lol....

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:19 AM (GQ8sn)

251 Fredo flooding the Kurds with weapons to defend themselves and defeat ISIS! Yeah not really. NO weapons, NO help, NO nothing. That's the Fredo way

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 07:19 AM (M0mf2)

252 Posted by: rickb223 at September 30, 2014 12:11 PM (VTeMs) You can't possibly think that F=ma applies to limo riders as well as to the peons!

Posted by: I. Newton at September 30, 2014 07:20 AM (o3MSL)

253 LOL PG, yeah that would be a difficult sell.

About all this GOP spam, so does anyone else think this is where Farm Machinery for Sale went to work for?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:20 AM (J6ScR)

254

Hey 'Ettes ...

 

Many of your gender have gotten nekkid for me in the past. Will you join with ten now, and just undo the top button on your blouse ? And maybe send me a pic ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 30, 2014 07:20 AM (axOXH)

255 247 Look the GOP is filling up my email with SPAM indicating that if they fail to retake the Senate it is my fault. They are also filling up my snail mail box with the same junk. They are wasting their money I refuse to give any GOPer my email address. They can send me stuff snail mail. I mail in my checks to the likes of Scott Walker. The RNC? Huh, i fill their pre-paid envelopes with junk and tell them to FOAD But they keep me on their list. Go figure

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:20 AM (vPh3W)

256 In one of the videos shown on the news it looks like you can see a dog starting to chase after him, but then he gets stopped by the tether or the length of leash. *Insert the Foghorn Leghorn cartoon of your choice here*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 07:21 AM (0HooB)

257 Arby's must be more expensive in my neck of the woods than y'alls. 15 bucks gets you a 3-bite sandwich and a Coke.

Posted by: Citizen X at September 30, 2014 07:21 AM (7ObY1)

258 There was more that one thing offensive in that face-palm machine of a response he put out this weekend.

His bumptious dismissal of his own human frailty compared with other lesser beings was one of those things,  but the most offensive part was his torture and abuse of an aphorism frequently employed by someone he is often compared to as guru of sense and science for the common man, Carl Sagan:
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."  Well no it isn't but how in the hell did that apply to his lazy-thinking and self-appraising ass?

There is/was  quite a lot of evidence at anyone's fingertips to suggest that he has tied his lofty "larger point" to error and falsity.

My current working theory: he garbled this Saletan piece (or maybe some discussion of it he saw on Reddit) : http://tinyurl.com/lgyfgwl

Both print journalism and scholarly works minutely chronicle Bush's invocations of biblical verse/allusions, his remarks on Islam vs. Christianity, and compare his rhetoric and biblical/religous references to those of Muslim leaders such as Bin Ladin.)

There's no absence of evidence.

There is/was contrary evidence,  i.e,  Bush's pointed ecumenical take on comparisons of Islam and Christianity.

There is/was missing expected evidence:  Every religious allusion he ever made was discussed ad infinitum, in print and scholarly *writing and in political and social forums.  It's  so unlikely as to be nearly impossible that a  controversial comparison like that would go unremarked.

There are specific events that were already a potential source of his "confusion" in print and on the record to justify the complaint about the quote.

*If you want footnotes I've got footnotes.




Posted by: Sarahw at September 30, 2014 07:21 AM (Lbv/k)

259

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 12:19 PM (GQ8sn)

 

nothing changes your perspective like being a chew toy for a 100 lb dog.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 07:21 AM (kQBSd)

260 I'm getting tons of shit from everyone. Even Scott Brown. Why would I give a shit about Scott Brown? Hey, RNC. I live in Oklahoma. We already have excellent candidates. Learn from us! Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 12:18 PM (DkhX ******************* Dude there is a world of difference between the voting base of Oklahoma and the voter base in Massachusetts, and/or New Hampshire. A Democrat in Oklahoma would feel like a rock rib Republican just about anywhere in New England.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 07:21 AM (RJMhd)

261 Turkey just put 10,000 troops on high alert because IS is two miles away from the border town of Kobane.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 07:21 AM (JtwS4)

262 You can't possibly think that F=ma applies to limo riders as well as to the peons! Posted by: I. Newton If it applies to Kennedys, it applies to Tracy Morgan's silly ass.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:22 AM (VTeMs)

263 Why did they not just shoot the guy who was sprinting towards the White House? Seems pretty straight forward to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 12:15 PM (M0mf2)

 

 

-----------------------------------------

 

 

It was dark.  Geez, do you want them to shoot a person of color?  Only white people get shot breaking  into the WH.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 07:22 AM (DkhX8)

264 >>> look....i'm just saying i can "invest" his money more wisely than you it's not my fault you want to waste his money on starbucks....... Waste? I was gonna buy a latte and a muffin to give to the homeless guy on the corner. He's hungry and he will work for food. God will bless me if I help him. His sign says so.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:22 AM (2x3L+)

265 243 You can also shove a bunch of your other junk mail in there for an extra FU. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at September 30, 2014 12:17 PM (v9EOE) Yep. Make it super spendy to annoy you.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 30, 2014 07:23 AM (bC3Yj)

266 *pops second batch of popcorn*


Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:23 AM (GQ8sn)

267 Groan State Department Says Netanyahu Wrong To Claim Militant Islam Seeks To Dominate The World Just when you think this Administration cant be any more clueless Weasel Zippers Yeah ISIS is just trying to move closer to a Walmart or a nice shopping center

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 07:23 AM (M0mf2)

268 Kneel before me, Neil!

Apologize now for even thinking about calling me a dwarf planet!

Posted by: Pluto, the planet at September 30, 2014 07:24 AM (TOYtC)

269 261 Turkey just put 10,000 troops on high alert because IS is two miles away from the border town of Kobane. Posted by: Bandersnatch at Septemb So much for that consulate, eh?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:24 AM (vPh3W)

270 266 *pops second batch of popcorn*


Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 12:23 PM (GQ8sn)

 

Pass some this way.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 07:24 AM (kQBSd)

271 Every time I see the word "hey" I always mentally finish with "dude".  I denounce myself.

Posted by: Thurston Howell IIII at September 30, 2014 07:24 AM (sta+V)

272 261 Turkey just put 10,000 troops on high alert because IS is two miles away from the border town of Kobane. Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 12:21 PM (JtwS4) ************ Oh....boy.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 07:24 AM (RJMhd)

273 Turkey just put 10,000 troops on high alert because IS is two miles away from the border town of Kobane. Courtney Love hardest hit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 07:24 AM (0HooB)

274 Turkey just put 10,000 troops on high alert because IS is two miles away from the border town of Kobane. Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 12:21 PM (JtwS4) WHY? Turkey is letting ISIS open a Consulate in Istanbul? Bestest of buddies. Bossom buddies.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 07:25 AM (M0mf2)

275 Turkey just put 10,000 troops on high alert because IS is two miles away from the border town of Kobane.

Courtney Love hardest hit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 30, 2014 12:24 PM (0HooB)



Armed with shotguns.



Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:25 AM (GQ8sn)

276 Yeah ISIS is just trying to move closer to a Walmart or a nice shopping center Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 12:23 PM (M0mf2) Now I understand why my nearest WalMart is having a special on burkhas!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 07:25 AM (o3MSL)

277 F=MA and Newton's Second law I can't believe the number of times I've had a thought and then seen someone else had the same thought. We are not alone. Whoever you may be. When I was just learning to drive, many, many years ago the driving instructor told the tale of a driver who kept his bowling ball on the shelf under the back window of his automobile. Back in the day when there was a shelf under the back window.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 07:25 AM (JxqF5)

278 Waste? I was gonna buy a latte and a muffin to give to the homeless guy on the corner. He's hungry and he will work for food. God will bless me if I help him. His sign says so. you win....i was going to carb load .....i'm so ashamed.......maybe ace will give you the $5 he was going to give to me on top of the $5 you asked for......

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 07:25 AM (u8GsB)

279 Hey,

They sighted a black bear near an elementary school in my town. In case the cops in helicopters don't find it, I'd really appreciate $1,200 for an AR-15 upper in .308 so that I can find the bear and shoot it.

It's for the children!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2014 07:25 AM (Zu3d9)

280 These were funny until the George Bush one.  So ignore it and laugh.

http://www.ufunk.net/artistes/american-iconomics/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:26 AM (J6ScR)

281 Please send $3 -- we must roll back the Republicans' anti-woman agenda.





I didn't get the email. What's on the evil anti-womyn agenda for today?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2014 07:26 AM (1Jaio)

282 *dumps all the popcorn into the trash*

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:26 AM (GQ8sn)

283 ec

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 07:27 AM (u8GsB)

284 I'm clearly not doing this right. Hey Ace, I read your blog day. I love your blog. Will you give me $5 so I can hit your tip jar?

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:28 AM (2x3L+)

285 Those demo fundraising appeals are in the same category as what Limbaugh calls the "seminar callers," the early manifestation of the concern troll. You've all met them or heard them call in to the radio or read their letters to the editor. Hell, Elizabeth Warren is apparently using the line now. "I used to be a [republican, conservative, whatever] but then [Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Cheney, Rove, War on Women] and then I switched." Also, Alec Baldwin did not win an Oscar for Glengarry Glen Ross. It is a great scene in great movie, though.

Posted by: Czar Peter at September 30, 2014 07:28 AM (ZlUAp)

286 They sighted a black bear near an elementary school in my town. In case the cops in helicopters don't find it, I'd really appreciate $1,200 for an AR-15 upper in .308 so that I can find the bear and shoot it. You'll need the lower also. Beeger boolit.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:28 AM (VTeMs)

287 I'm getting tons of shit from everyone. Even Scott Brown. Why would I give a shit about Scott Brown? Hey, RNC. I live in Oklahoma. We already have excellent candidates. Learn from us! Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 12:18 PM (DkhX ____________ Not to make a judgement about Scott Brown....but you SHOULD give a fuck about Scott Brown. Whether you live in his state or not, his vote affects you as much as teh vote from your state's Senator. I never get this mentality. Oh I don't live in State X, why should I care about senate races in State X? Well because every senator from every state gets the same vote that affetcs you equally. That's why. Same with House races from CDs in which you don't live.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at September 30, 2014 07:29 AM (0LHZx)

288 What'd you go throw the popcorn in the trash for, EC? I could have given it to the homeless guy

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:30 AM (2x3L+)

289 you win....i was going to carb load .....i'm so ashamed.......maybe ace will give you the $5 he was going to give to me on top of the $5 you asked for......

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at September 30, 2014 12:25 PM (u8GsB)

 

 

------------------------------------------

 

 

Piker.  You had Ace in the palm of your hand.  You would have gotten that fiver plus another five for being nice to him.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 07:30 AM (DkhX8)

290 Howdy Pawdna-

I was fixin' to rope some doaggies and noticed my best cowgirl was bein' oppressed by Dirty Capitalist Pigs and forced to pay for her own Birth Control!

Won't you send us $4 to help me shut her word-hole for five minutes so she can finish bakin' me a mess of biscuits?

Thank Y'all,

Gen. Youine Cowpoke Joe Biden

Posted by: Sifty at September 30, 2014 07:30 AM (cT+cB)

291 Hey everyone! How are you? Your IRS audit notices are in the mail.

Posted by: Lois Lerner at September 30, 2014 07:31 AM (LISuA)

292 Democrats and their use of the token/incremental steps process: if democrats had been on the pro-life side of abortion, they would have used this to end or, at the least, severely limit abortion.

Posted by: Ever at September 30, 2014 07:31 AM (QZdJj)

293 Groan State Department Says Netanyahu Wrong To Claim Militant Islam Seeks To Dominate The World Well, these are the same people who say that an organization that calls itself Islamic State isn't islamic. In all fairness. #WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 07:31 AM (0HooB)

294 Sorry, OT: Anyone in banking? I thought it was illegal to enroll checking account customers in "overdraft protection" unknowingly and then charge them $37 bucks a pop for every insufficient funds transaction, instead of just declining the debit card. My gf (well. close enough) made a mental mistake of about $200, used her card a dozen or so times over the weekend with insufficient funds, and now owes over $500 in overdraft fees. In the past, the card was just declined.

Posted by: Screwed at September 30, 2014 07:31 AM (vgIRn)

295 Let's see if NDTyson follows through. He's put himself in an interesting spot. I think he's just arrogant enough that this would/still will blow over and he'll get away with it. If he apologizes, what else was he lying about? reputation of the stars

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 07:31 AM (IXrOn)

296 That image of Tyson reminds me of the Three Wolf Moon Shirt, hah.

Someone should put three heads of Tyson on a shirt and call it "Three Idiot Moon." It's what all the Science hipsters are wearing ironically! For Science!

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2014 07:31 AM (yRwC8)

297 but you SHOULD give a fuck about Scott Brown. Whether you live in his state or not, his vote affects you as much as teh vote from your state's Senator. I never get this mentality. Oh I don't live in State X, why should I care about senate races in State X? Well because every senator from every state gets the same vote that affetcs you equally. That's why. I live in Texas. Can I vote for Scott Brown? That could be why.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:31 AM (VTeMs)

298 Funny funny ace. You should try sending them to republicans. I do. They are our more immediate enemy.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 30, 2014 07:32 AM (g3MCd)

299 You know ....... I was talking to Sir Issac Newton the other day, and I happened to bring up the issue of Neil Tyson.

Issac says to me; "Geez, is that Tyson jerk-wad running his mouth again?"

(See.  I can make up quotes too.)

Posted by: gastorgrab at September 30, 2014 07:33 AM (FX38i)

300 In re. Kevin Williamson (sidebar and morning link), I agree with Chique and think we need to organize a "Kevin Williamson Day" in every local town. The guy is an awesome writer.

Posted by: MTF at September 30, 2014 07:34 AM (LISuA)

301 Nood.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:34 AM (VTeMs)

302 Posted by: rickb223 at September 30, 2014 12:28 PM (VTeMs)

That's the next step.

And then an ATV to chase the bear.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2014 07:35 AM (Zu3d9)

303 Ok I like a little meat  but carbs are what make life worth living.   And dairy fat.  Carbs and dairy fat in combination. 

Lagom as the goody swedes say.  Spoonbread on your anniversary otherwise it's oat bran.

Posted by: Sarahw at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (Lbv/k)

304 It's for the children! Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2014 12:25 PM (Zu3d9) If you promise to take out some of those snot nosed bastards I would kick in.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (vPh3W)

305 Hey 'rons, check out the class on how to convince chicks to have a threesome. Be sure to scroll down for the picture of the merkin hand puppet! http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/19535/

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (bC3Yj)

306 I'm sure you could dig up every aphorism Carl Sagan ever used and find a way NTG kicked it in the nuts and then twisted  it inside out.

Posted by: Sarahw at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (Lbv/k)

307 Sifty!!!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (bC3Yj)

308 I've caught him (NTG) saying atrocious things about the scientific method before in fact that's when my general approval of his personality (which can be charming and engageing) and  his trying to foster interest and excitement in all things STEM-y turned to glue.

Posted by: Sarahw at September 30, 2014 07:42 AM (Lbv/k)

309 I thought it was illegal to enroll checking account customers in "overdraft protection" unknowingly and then charge them $37 bucks a pop for every insufficient funds transaction, instead of just declining the debit card. It is. If it's the bank I think it is, they're currently in very hot water over it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Sketchy as F*** at September 30, 2014 07:42 AM (rt3TY)

310 Arby's does not mean "Roast Beef." That was the other one, Roby's.

All these Saundra Flooke joke nics, and nobody remembers the real joke.
When Limbaugh called her a slut, The Movement contacted all advertisers with a boycott call. Arby's canceled their ads, then said no, all ads are local, then said, well yes we did anyway. Then tried to no-comment out of that.

I've boycotted them ever since. And I'm not even a huge Limbaugh fan; just believe in calling a slut a slut, is all, and their food made me sick anyway, so, easy call. 

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (xq1UY)

311 You may not be able to vote for Brown in Texas, but I'm pretty certain that you could vote for Shaheen.

Posted by: Tyrone Shoelaces at September 30, 2014 07:48 AM (fiRHA)

312 The casual "with snakes in their hair" made me guffaw out loud...HEH!

Posted by: That was funny at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (jjaLl)

313 I am beginning to think that the Chicken Wings I order from the Great Wall aren't actually chicken at all. Is rat meat sweet?

No, but dog is hawt.

Posted by: [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] President Ten Putt at September 30, 2014 08:01 AM (ylhEn)

314 It is. If it's the bank I think it is, they're currently in very hot water over it. Posted by: Brother Cavil, Sketchy as F*** at September 30, 2014 12:42 PM (rt3TY) ********* Thx.

Posted by: Screwed at September 30, 2014 08:10 AM (vgIRn)

315 Ace (all bow to the greatness) said: But I always wonder -- who the hell else would go to a fast food place whose main dish is root beer? WG replies: Weber's Drive-In, Tulsa OK. Family business that makes its own root beer. Thank me afterward.

Posted by: Weak Geek at September 30, 2014 08:29 AM (0tXmJ)

316 Hey Bebe.

Posted by: Sifty at September 30, 2014 08:31 AM (cT+cB)

317 I was away for a while studying science and whatnot. Almost exclusively whatnot.

Posted by: Sifty at September 30, 2014 08:32 AM (cT+cB)

318 310... When Limbaugh called her a slut, The Movement contacted all advertisers with a boycott call. Arby's canceled their ads, then said no, all ads are local, then said, well yes we did anyway. Then tried to no-comment out of that. I was under the impression that they didn't have any ads on Limbaugh, but they rushed out to say they were canceling their non-existent ads. Oh, well, my memory isn't as good as NDT's, so I'll accept your version. And I did the same thing you did: no Arby's, so sorry. Horsey sauce, that I'll miss. The rest? not so much. Speaking of NDT, has the head Ewok started humping his garbage can?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at September 30, 2014 09:12 AM (VvOZ5)

319 Hillary vs Tyson for the Dem nomination in 2016, and the "Which minority deserves it more?" shitfight is going to be really ugly this time around.

Posted by: perturbed at September 30, 2014 09:14 AM (TXq4O)

320 You do realize that Tyson didn't actually say he was going to apologize, don't you? Read his tweet - he said he would say something "like" that. Does that mean an actual apology? Or just, "Oh, the quote is really from Isaiah, not Genesis like I thought it was - who really keeps all that mythology stuff straight anyway?"

Posted by: Sam at September 30, 2014 10:31 AM (Tgd6y)

321 Hey, it's me calling from the 1980's ... I want my look back.

Posted by: Billy Dee Williams at September 30, 2014 10:49 AM (AbmsP)

322 Neil Tyson, if your gonna weazel like that, go over to weazelzippers and be in your element.

Posted by: ron n. at September 30, 2014 04:58 PM (YVQn/)

323 test &

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