April 30, 2017

And Yet, I Persisted (MJ)
— Open Blogger

Back in the late 90s, when I was in high school I wrote a letter to President Clinton.

I never got a response.

And in case you're wondering, Nichole West got pink eye once.

Then she dumped me.

Best Sadie Hawkins dance, ever. Go Screaming Eagles!!!

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1 1st???

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2017 03:20 PM (0tfLf)

2 Pink eye. Bwahahaha!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2017 03:20 PM (0tfLf)

3 HELLO! Hello hello Hello......

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2017 03:22 PM (0tfLf)

4 Was it something I said?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2017 03:22 PM (0tfLf)

5 This is about my earlier comments about okra isn't it?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2017 03:23 PM (0tfLf)

6 Tweet that. Maybe Chelsea will answer you.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 03:24 PM (GjTLE)

7 Well. For the record I dated a girl like Nicole too. Never got to second base. But then I went to college. Oh.... Wow!!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2017 03:24 PM (0tfLf)

8 Ninth?

Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2017 03:25 PM (s5o+q)

9 Slow night.

Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2017 03:25 PM (s5o+q)

10 So I googled 'Nichole West' who is an actress. However, there are seventeen others by that name on linkedln.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 30, 2017 03:28 PM (ljlvj)

11 I am triggered.

Posted by: Sensitive new age guy at April 30, 2017 03:28 PM (JWvdQ)

12 You can tell the story is authentic by the date on the letter, and by the fact that the sender still has it.

Posted by: Dan Rather at April 30, 2017 03:29 PM (29QcC)

13 I cant't make out most of what that says

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 30, 2017 03:30 PM (TmDjK)

14 Metallica really did rule for a while there.

Posted by: perhaps Nicole did too at April 30, 2017 03:30 PM (wpC7C)

15 You can tell the story is authentic by the date on the letter, and by the fact that the sender still has it. Posted by: Dan Rather at April 30, 2017 08:29 PM Grandma photocopied it and put it on the refrigerator.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2017 03:31 PM (IqV8l)

16 13 I cant't make out most of what that says Posted by: #neverskankles at April 30, 2017 08:30 PM (TmDjK) Try wiping that stuff out of your eyes.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 03:31 PM (0mRoj)

17 LOL @ Metallica Rocks

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2017 03:31 PM (/o9Qk)

18 Or Metallica Rules.  I can't see it, it's too small for my old eyes.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2017 03:31 PM (/o9Qk)

19 *You can tell the story is authentic by the date on the letter, and by the fact that the sender still has it. Posted by: Dan Rather at April 30, 2017 08:29 PM (29QcC)* His proud parents kept a copy of the letter in anticipation of his promotion to COB the Lesser (otherwise known as Open Blogger).

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 03:31 PM (GjTLE)

20 7 Well. For the record I dated a girl like Nicole too. Never got to second base. But then I went to college. Oh.... Wow!!!!! Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2017 08:24 PM (0tfLf) My college experience was...less than ideal in that regard.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 03:32 PM (0mRoj)

21 LMAO. That has made my weekend. Well, that and the Chiefs drafting Mahomes.

Posted by: logprof at April 30, 2017 03:32 PM (GsAUU)

22 Dammit, I want a life mulligan.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 03:32 PM (0mRoj)

23 Pink eye, she dated Bob Costas?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 30, 2017 03:34 PM (UEB67)

24 Things in which I hated everyone involved: 1. The Lewinsky thing. 2. The United passenger thing. 3. Downton Abbey.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 03:34 PM (F0ZHr)

25 Glad I finally got over that pink eye! And the folks at NBC were so understanding about all the time I took off work, they sent me this beautiful gympie gympie plant to put in my office...

Posted by: Bob Costas at April 30, 2017 03:35 PM (qazQh)

26 Pink eye, she dated Bob Costas? And now you know... ... ... ... ... ... ...the rest of the story. (I miss Paul Harvey. STAND BY FOR NEWS!!!)

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 03:35 PM (F0ZHr)

27 24 Things in which I hated everyone involved: 1. Obama and his entire administration.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 30, 2017 03:36 PM (geBE9)

28 A buddy of mine attended the NRA convention this weekend.  At some point he wandered over to see what the "Moms Demand Action" nitwits were up to.


Here's a brief clip (pun intended):


https://youtu.be/fC9-tahsz-k



Who knew:

-AR-15s are louder than "normal" rifles.
-AR-15s are all .50cal.
-You can hear the bullet coming with "normal" rifles, but not being able to hear the bullet coming from an AR-15 makes it deadlier.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 30, 2017 03:36 PM (GUBah)

29 27 24 Things in which I hated everyone involved: Childhood. Elementary school.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 03:37 PM (0mRoj)

30 Obviously, this is fake.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at April 30, 2017 03:37 PM (qJhUV)

31 willowed from the last thread +++ BUT, the guy at the wheel, spins it to port. I noticed this when I saw it in the theater and was amused. Here's the clip: Oops. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2017 08:20 PM (ZO497) --- same exact thing in 'A night to remember' around 32:30 https://www.you tube.com/ watch?=3ftYho4K3FQ I expect it's actually correct. Turn rudder to left, big boat go right

Posted by: John kerry at April 30, 2017 03:37 PM (vChNs)

32 3. Downton Abbey. Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 08:34 PM (F0ZHr) --I did like the Matthew character. So of course he ended up getting killed.

Posted by: logprof at April 30, 2017 03:37 PM (GsAUU)

33 >>> -You can hear the bullet coming with "normal" rifles, but not being able to hear the bullet coming from an AR-15 makes it deadlier. Gives you a chance to duck.

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2017 03:38 PM (jw2Xw)

34 I never got a response. Here's a response: Your "A"s look like "4"s. But that "m4ke 4 b4by on her f4ce" line is killing me! ROFLMAO!! I'm scared to think how much funnier it would be if you had actually used "A"s.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2017 03:39 PM (zc3Db)

35 Tell her she can't catch Albinism

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 03:39 PM (vChNs)

36 Posted by: Country Singer at April 30, 2017 08:36 PM (GUBah) I'm loud and I'm proud! BTW, you can hear a freight train coming, but they doesn't mean you can't get hit!

Posted by: AR-15 [/i][/u][/b][/s] at April 30, 2017 03:40 PM (gwPgz)

37 https://youtu.be/fC9-tahsz-k I stole a pie?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 03:40 PM (0mRoj)

38 * >>> -You can hear the bullet coming with "normal" rifles, but not being able to hear the bullet coming from an AR-15 makes it deadlier. Gives you a chance to duck.* M*A*S*H did an episode about hearing the bullets. Final conclusion was, "sometimes".

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 03:41 PM (GjTLE)

39 Okay, question - because Book Thread is earlier and I didn't report on books I've been reading this week. I mentioned earlier this week that Clark Ashton Smith's "City of the Singing Flame" was his "Nightfall". "Nightfall" is a famous story by Isaac Asimov. It has these characteristics: * Short * Good - as in, really really good, it'll be talked about in any context of this author's work * Early in the career (not necessarily first published, or even first good published - Asimov had done "Marooned Off Vesta" beforehand, which still holds up) * Definitive of the author's work: in Asimov's case, science as a guide to human life (successful or not); in Smith's, the allure of oblivion Can we think of any other Nightfalls in other famous authors' work? Like, what's Robert Howard's? Arthur C Clarke's? I'm not sure about HP Lovecraft but maybe Rats In The Walls or From Beyond.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 30, 2017 03:41 PM (6FqZa)

40 3. Downton Abbey. --- 4. House of Cards - Bring on the Nuking of DC

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 03:41 PM (vChNs)

41 A little time at the Bob Costas Center in Tahiti and pinkeye clears right up! Ok, a lot of time. Mostly you're trying to build up a resistance.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at April 30, 2017 03:42 PM (ysprU)

42 so let me guess, that letter was actually written by hillary, right?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 30, 2017 03:42 PM (WTSFk)

43 Things in which I hated everyone involved: --- masturbation

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 03:43 PM (vChNs)

44 Oh crap, did I link the wrong vid?


https://youtu.be/SZTXriG6sSM


There, try that one.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 30, 2017 03:44 PM (GUBah)

45 3. Downton Abbey. Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 08:34 PM (F0ZHr) --I did like the Matthew character. So of course he ended up getting killed. Posted by: logprof at April 30, 2017 08:37 PM (GsAUU) The funny thing is, they suck you in, thinking it's going to be a period piece, with something something about class differences, etc. Then three seasons in you find you're watching a trite soap opera. When his car went off the road, so did I.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2017 03:44 PM (Pz4pT)

46 Things in which I hated everyone involved: The 2012 election.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 30, 2017 03:44 PM (6FqZa)

47 Logprof he's in that new show Legion.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 30, 2017 03:45 PM (CNHr1)

48 Willowed last thread: Looking at that clip, the bow swung to port. That would make sense only if they had sternway. I never saw the movie Titanic. All the hole snipes did not make it. They kept power on until the end. A a former DCA, I dislike the ending immensely.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 30, 2017 03:45 PM (u82oZ)

49 3. Downton Abbey. --- 4. House of Cards - Bring on the Nuking of DC Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 08:41 PM (vChNs) Oh yeah, I made it one episode into season 2 before I pulled the plug on that one.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2017 03:46 PM (Pz4pT)

50 *counts the stars on the flag* *checks history books* Why, i think this is a forgery! Clearly it had to be 1798 when this was written

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 03:46 PM (GjTLE)

51 Things in which I hated everyone involved: A lot of Hollywood movies qualify, but I'm going to have to go with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 30, 2017 03:47 PM (6FqZa)

52 If you heard it, it didn't kill you, probably.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 30, 2017 03:48 PM (dqYVT)

53 Things in which I hated everyone involved: --- any awards show (unless Chelsea wins!)

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 03:49 PM (vChNs)

54 If you hear a bullett that kills you, does the fallen tree clap one handed?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 03:49 PM (F0ZHr)

55 Things in which I hated everyone involved: The Americans series. I just finished Season 2 and there's not one likable character left. I was hoping that the gay SEAL would shoot them all before he died and that the series would just end. But ... I'm going to be a glutton and watch season 3 to see how the writers totally twist everything around and bring some of the characters back to the pro-American side ... just because Keri Russel will probably get naked in season 3 ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2017 03:49 PM (zc3Db)

56 There was another "House of Cards " series about the Parliament power struggle and becoming the PM. Right crafty, backstabbing bastards. I loved it.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 03:49 PM (U8G/z)

57 Clear fake - that font wasn't available in 1998.

Posted by: Dan Rather at April 30, 2017 03:49 PM (U9MsJ)

58 39 boulder terlit hobo Arthur C Clarke's Nightfall was Rescue Party. ACC decades later said he regarded people who gushed over that story got a less and less positive reply as he published a lot more stories. Rescue Party used to bring tears of pride to my eyes. That was before the Left got powerful and ruined humanity's potential.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 30, 2017 03:50 PM (u82oZ)

59 one word: kerning.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 30, 2017 03:51 PM (dqYVT)

60 The original BBC House of Cards was awesome. Ian Richardson was one hell of an actor.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 03:51 PM (F0ZHr)

61 *If you hear a bullett that kills you, does the fallen tree clap one handed? Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 08:49 PM (F0ZHr)* Only if you are moving away from the light.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 03:51 PM (GjTLE)

62 Rescue Party Was that the one where the aliens find the Earth deserted?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 30, 2017 03:51 PM (dqYVT)

63 Clear fake - that font wasn't available in 1998. -- not to mention it's on the AoS blog WHICH DID NOT EXIST IN 1998 they only had Minx 0.1 alpha back then

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 03:51 PM (vChNs)

64 There was another "House of Cards " series about the Parliament power struggle and becoming the PM. Right crafty, backstabbing bastards. I loved it. Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 08:49 PM (U8G/z) Well yeah, that's what the American version was based on. It's very good. And they have the decency to end it after they finish the story.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2017 03:52 PM (Pz4pT)

65 There was another "House of Cards " series about the Parliament power struggle and becoming the PM. Right crafty, backstabbing bastards. I loved it. Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 08:49 PM (U8G/z) ======= The current American series is modeled directly after the British series.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at April 30, 2017 03:52 PM (Hj4t4)

66 63 Grump928(C) Yes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 30, 2017 03:52 PM (u82oZ)

67 Yes. Ah. 50 years later it didn't seem so funny.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 30, 2017 03:53 PM (dqYVT)

68 Things in which I hated everyone involved: There was a Star Wars movie where I couldn't even stand Natalie Portman or Keira Knightly (whoever it was). Gawd, it was irritating!

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2017 03:54 PM (7H/2n)

69 68 Grump928(C) You remembered the punch line. Well done!

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 30, 2017 03:54 PM (u82oZ)

70 You can hear the bullet coming with "normal" rifles, but not being able to hear the bullet coming from an AR-15 makes it deadlier. Gives you a chance to duck. Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2017 08:38 PM (jw2Xw) Yup....but the "wishy,wishy wish" of an incoming 82 mm mortar makes you dig into the dirt just a little deeper. Everyone knows to make a face baby is gonna cost ya an extra $20.00. Sheesh.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 30, 2017 03:54 PM (5VlCp)

71 Watcher of the skies watcher of all His is a world alone no world is his own, He whom life can no longer surprise, Raising his eyes beholds a planet unknown. Creatures shaped this planet's soil, Now their reign has come to an end, Has life again destroyed life, Do they play elsewhere, do they know More than their childhood games? Maybe the lizard's she'd it's tail, This is the end of man's long union with Earth

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 03:55 PM (vChNs)

72 Things in which I hated everyone involved: *** Economy class cabin

Posted by: United Air crew at April 30, 2017 03:55 PM (0ONs8)

73 Circa, BurtTC and Uber Lyft Driver- I don't watch TV so I have never seen the current version, but I have the DVD series of the BBC version.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 03:56 PM (U8G/z)

74 There was a Star Wars movie where I couldn't even stand Natalie Portman or Keira Knightly (whoever it was). Gawd, it was irritating! --- could you narrow that down a bit?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 03:56 PM (vChNs)

75 You remembered the punch line. Well done! It made an impression.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 30, 2017 03:56 PM (dqYVT)

76 -AR-15s are louder than "normal" rifles. -You can hear the bullet coming with "normal" rifles, but not being able to hear the bullet coming from an AR-15 makes it deadlier. Posted by: Country Singer at April 30, 2017 08:36 PM (GUBah) Well, that's good. If you could hear it coming, the awful noise from the loud rifle might damage your hearing. Briefly.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 30, 2017 03:56 PM (8nWyX)

77 but not being able to hear the bullet coming from an AR-15 makes it deadlier. --- you know what else is silent but deadly

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2017 03:58 PM (vChNs)

78 I wrote a letter to BHO when I was 27 and in jail for dealing pot. MFer never responded.

Posted by: Joe Mack at April 30, 2017 03:59 PM (3hIZX)

79 Most annoying, send out second version of story to get looked over. And now I realize there is something I need to change because from certain points of view, would not be a smart thing to do. And well the bad person is supposed to be pretty clever.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 30, 2017 03:59 PM (UEB67)

80 Things in which I hated everyone involved: **** Dog pound

Posted by: dogs at April 30, 2017 03:59 PM (0ONs8)

81 Two best gunshots ever. Barry Pepper shooting the sniper in the bell tower and Chris Kyle killing the Jihadi a mile away.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 04:01 PM (U8G/z)

82 Things in which I hated everyone involved: Starbucks

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2017 04:01 PM (quw2O)

83 Things in which I hated everyone involved: The Kardashian tribal saga.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 30, 2017 04:01 PM (geBE9)

84 Discovered a new treat this evening - VN coffee with a segment from one of those Abuelita Mexican chocolate things.. So good it warped space-time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2017 04:03 PM (TwwWO)

85 Two best gunshots ever. Barry Pepper shooting the sniper in the bell tower and Chris Kyle killing the Jihadi a mile away. Clemenza with the shotgun on Tattaglia. Any Dirty Harry action.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 04:03 PM (F0ZHr)

86 Thinking about the end of Rescue Party puts me in mind of another short: All the Way Back by Michael Shaara.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 30, 2017 04:03 PM (dqYVT)

87 2 Pink eye. Bwahahaha!!!! Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2017 08:20 PM ( We told you to keep the Worcestershire sauce away from the embalming fluid, but did you listen? Nnnnooooooo!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 30, 2017 04:03 PM (hscyr)

88 Clemenza with the shotgun on Tattaglia

Mo Greene getting shot in the eye.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 30, 2017 04:04 PM (qJhUV)

89 In 1965, I tweeted this to President Nixon -- and I never got a response: From: @zombie To: @TrickyDick April 17, 1965, 11:03am Dear Presinent Nixon -- Why did you start a war against the beuatiful people of Viet Man? And why will you drop bombs on Cambodia 6 years form now? Don't you know bombs cause Climate Change? Oops, my iPhone's battery is running low -- got to go now. In conclusion: Why are you so mean?

Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2017 04:05 PM (DQ4Fv)

90 Willowed from the last thread: Surprised that no one (other than me) ever mentioned Farrell's.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2017 04:05 PM (qazQh)

91 Costner shooting the gun hand in the forehead in "Open Range".

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 04:05 PM (U8G/z)

92 86. Tom Reagan gunning down Bernie. 'What heart?' - BOOM!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2017 04:05 PM (TwwWO)

93 zombie, are you channeling Mary Cloggenstein?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2017 04:05 PM (qazQh)

94 Thinking about the end of Rescue Party puts me in mind of another short: All the Way Back by Michael Shaara. Hey, available to read for free http://bit.ly/2qjbK5R

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 30, 2017 04:06 PM (dqYVT)

95 Nobody told me there was a nood, but that's OK. I was happy in the last thread. I only came here because I began to notice that I was the only one commenting in that thread.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2017 04:07 PM (sdi6R)

96 Tom Reagan gunning down Bernie. 'What heart?' - BOOM! Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2017 09:05 PM (TwwWO) Always put one in the brain.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 30, 2017 04:08 PM (8nWyX)

97 Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2017 09:05 PM (DQ4Fv) So zombie got the non-existent time machine this weekend.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 04:08 PM (GjTLE)

98 87 Grump928(C). One more to add to the read pile. Thanks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 30, 2017 04:08 PM (u82oZ)

99 Any taxpayer relief shot.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 04:08 PM (U8G/z)

100 Nobody told me there was a nood, but that's OK. I was happy in the last thread. I only came here because I began to notice that I was the only one commenting in that thread. Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2017 09:07 PM (sdi6R) Comment 268.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 04:09 PM (GjTLE)

101 97. Yeah - Caspar whacking the Dane after caving his head and face in with the shovel was pretty good.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2017 04:09 PM (TwwWO)

102 Things in which I hated everyone involved:

Habs vs Kings, 1993

Posted by: that was Toronto's Cup, except for f'ing Kerry Fraser at April 30, 2017 04:09 PM (wpC7C)

103 Two best gunshots ever. Barry Pepper shooting the sniper in the bell tower and Chris Kyle killing the Jihadi a mile away. Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 09:01 PM (U8G/z) Quigley giving a demonstration of his abilities when he first arrives. Jude Law getting the five Nazi officers in Enemy at the Gates. And then Ed Harris nailing Ron Perlman when he tried to run through the opening was the most awesome movie shot, ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2017 04:09 PM (zc3Db)

104 If you hear a bullett that kills you, does the fallen tree clap one handed?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 08:49 PM (F0ZHr)


Pfft.  Like trees catch the clap. 

Though I am told mangroves can come down with clam-idia.  Or oysters.  Or prawns.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 30, 2017 04:10 PM (QNBvQ)

105 There will be no nood notice whining. This is not Huffpo, dammit.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 04:11 PM (F0ZHr)

106 90; i tweeted him the same thing. only i had an old samsung piece of shit. still waiting for a reply. slippery bastard.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 30, 2017 04:11 PM (KP5rU)

107 They say if you didn't hear the gunshot, you're the one who got shot.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 30, 2017 04:12 PM (ROl0S)

108 Stephen King never really wrote a Nightfall as a short because he lucked into publishing Carrie as a novel, despite that it could easily have been edited into a short. (And King never scaled back a novel of his ever after.) Children of the Corn would count if he'd thought of it before 1974.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 30, 2017 04:12 PM (6FqZa)

109 Things in which I hated everyone involved: *** Lobster tank

Posted by: Lobster trying to bust out of lobster tank at April 30, 2017 04:12 PM (0ONs8)

110 I've always thought that the proof that time travel is impossible is the fact that if time travel ever were to become possible at any time or place, then it is necessarily always possible at all other times and places. it is not possible here and now. therefore, it is always and in all places (in this universe, at least) impossible.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 30, 2017 04:14 PM (hcyUh)

111 110 Things in which I hated everyone involved: *** Lobster tank Posted by: Lobster trying to bust out of lobster tank at April 30, 2017 09:12 PM (0ONs ++++ LOL.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 30, 2017 04:15 PM (geBE9)

112 The Miller's Crossing "Danny Boy" Thompson scene was pretty good too. And the club raid. Not really a bad scene in the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_le4xh-XV3c

Posted by: hogmartin at April 30, 2017 04:15 PM (8nWyX)

113 Most laugh out loud gunshot- Moneypenny shoots Bond.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 04:15 PM (U8G/z)

114 Any AoS thread that possesses the mathematical possibility of 100+ posts is considered a gun thread right? Consulting Magic 8 ball and AoS style guide. All signs point to 'Yes'! Located (and purchased) a Mossberg 590A1 Mariner today. Score! Need to stock up on shotgun ammo now. It's a gift for #4 son but might as well break it in before he gets home.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 30, 2017 04:15 PM (tr2D7)

115 111. Dude, pass that this way.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2017 04:15 PM (TwwWO)

116 Alastair Reynolds' Nightfall: "Galactic North".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 30, 2017 04:15 PM (6FqZa)

117 96 rickl Went back to read your comments. Thanks for the steer on the Last Log of the Titanic. And I had my directions on helm orders reversed. The old way is 180 out from current practices. A port bow swing is needed to hit the iceberg with the starboard side. Although, if you face aft at flank speed and give a helm order that is wrong (because you are turned around), be prepared to be mocked. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 30, 2017 04:16 PM (u82oZ)

118 113. Heh....the old man's still an artist with a Thompson.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2017 04:16 PM (TwwWO)

119 Most laugh out loud gunshot- Moneypenny shoots Bond. I'm going with the maid in the What's up, Doc? party scene. She picks a revolver and opens fire. Additional mayhem ensues.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 04:17 PM (F0ZHr)

120 Most laugh out loud gunshot- Any one with an idiot holding the gun sideways.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2017 04:18 PM (zc3Db)

121 It's a gift for #4 son but might as well break it in before he gets home. Posted by: Tonypete Why, that sounds like two gifts!

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2017 04:19 PM (ysprU)

122 What's going on here ? Face babies ? best movie gunshots to the face ? A pattern emerges .
I'm in .
30's Kathleen Turner .
Val Kilmer , You're no daisy .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 30, 2017 04:19 PM (JsMw3)

123 He and his crime family were too busy making money selling children on the international black market. And doing other shit, which we all know what those evil sick fucks are up to. Weekly reminder that the network still exists. Some autist put this together. http://i.4cdn.org/pol/1493594352184.gif

Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at April 30, 2017 04:20 PM (2qHjF)

124 Any one with an idiot holding the gun sideways. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2017 09:18 PM (zc3Db) +++ I think that's the reason in Chicago where so many are shot as opposed to how many are shot fatally.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 30, 2017 04:21 PM (geBE9)

125 I think that's the reason in Chicago where so many are shot as opposed to how many are shot fatally. That and we're dealing with primitive dominance play rather than premeditated murder. If Lucky Luciano wanted you whacked, back in the day, you got whacked.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 30, 2017 04:22 PM (6FqZa)

126 110 Things in which I hated everyone involved: *** Lobster tank Posted by: Lobster trying to bust out of lobster tank at April 30, 2017 09:12 PM (0ONs Warm Turtle Tank, FTW!

Posted by: Feminists getting naked at April 30, 2017 04:23 PM (2qHjF)

127 Most laugh out loud gunshot- *** Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark, market scene

Posted by: United passenger at April 30, 2017 04:24 PM (0ONs8)

128 121 Most laugh out loud gunshot- Any one with an idiot holding the gun sideways. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2017 09:18 PM (zc3Db) While i'm expostulating completely bunk theories about the universe for free, here's another one for y'all: I've always had a hunch that the whole shooting a pistol sideways thing came about something like this: "Gansta" hip hop artists wanted to look tough in music videos, movies, etc. Yet said tough-guys never actually fired a live round in their life. In order to "spice it up" for the camera, they held the gun sideways. No rounds were actually fired, so what the hell. Roll with it. Then, the actual gangsters who actually shoot actual people with actual guns, who also idolize the above mentioned artists as authentic somehow, felt the need to emulate this silly behavior. For authenticity, you know. So by necessity, they grew accustomed to firing effectively in that manner, at least up close (< 5 or 10 yards, where i'd imagine most gang-related firearms violence occurs). At that range, it's good enough for government work, and the style has stuck ever since. Silly and inefficient as it is. Or, you know, people are just feckin' stupid. There's always that theory.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 30, 2017 04:25 PM (hcyUh)

129 Lobster tank

Posted by: Lobster trying to bust out of lobster tank Dr. Zoidberg at April 30, 2017 09:12 PM (0ONs


FIFY

Posted by: Kindltot at April 30, 2017 04:25 PM (QNBvQ)

130 Any one with an idiot holding the gun sideways. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2017 09:18 PM (zc3Db) +++ I think that's the reason in Chicago where so many are shot as opposed to how many are shot fatally. Posted by: washrivergal at April 30, 2017 09:21 PM (geBE9) That, and the fact that inner city trauma centers are INCREDIBLY skilled at saving lives.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2017 04:25 PM (quw2O)

131 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA http://tinyurl.com/m4yz639

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 04:26 PM (F0ZHr)

132 Aaannnddd, someone just busted a cap down the street.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 30, 2017 04:28 PM (GUBah)

133 Now let's not be slandering the good citizens of Chicago (or at least the ones using their shootin' irons). According to heyjackass.com, the current ratio of killed/wounded is 1/5. Yeah, yeah, I know, 1/2 or 1/3 is more common in modern warfare. But that's almost entirely due to artillery, which does most of the killin'. As our distinguished fellow citizens currently shooting up parts of Chicago lack access to artillery (oppression! denial of opportunity!), the less lethal ratio is understandable. And, of course, the quality of and quick access to medical care, vs. a battlefield. So please folks, let's keep things in perspective.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2017 04:28 PM (L7t0A)

134 Aaannnddd, someone just busted a cap down the street. Stop it, you're making me homesick for 2006 west Houston. Okay I lied.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 30, 2017 04:30 PM (6FqZa)

135 Things in which I hated everyone involved: Miss Fisher's Mysteries They extol the wonders of communism and abortion in the first 20 minutes. Out and done.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2017 04:30 PM (uaHyk)

136 That, and the fact that inner city trauma centers are INCREDIBLY skilled at saving lives. I imagine they get lots of practice.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2017 04:30 PM (eytER)

137 Anybody else cringe watching Eaton blow out his knee? Baseball is a cruel sport.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2017 04:30 PM (2qHjF)

138 My worst gunshot- Cousin had a loaded 45-70 . I picked it up and while holding it straight up pulled the trigger, Small hole going out of the ceiling , big hole in the roof. I was 10.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 04:30 PM (U8G/z)

139 133 Aaannnddd, someone just busted a cap down the street. Posted by: Country Singer at April 30, 2017 09:28 PM (GUBah) Are you listening to Chiraq's police scanners online again?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2017 04:31 PM (2qHjF)

140 Or, you know, people are just feckin' stupid. There's always that theory. Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 30, 2017 09:25 PM (hcyUh) +++ I have seen at least a couple of those "First 48 Hr" shows where a shoot-out will have occurred on a residential street, 50-60 bullet casings are located and one person in the hospital, not dead, but with a shot in the butt.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 30, 2017 04:31 PM (geBE9)

141 137 That, and the fact that inner city trauma centers are INCREDIBLY skilled at saving lives. I imagine they get lots of practice. Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2017 09:30 PM (eytER) 'zactly

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2017 04:31 PM (quw2O)

142 "Things in which I hated everyone involved:" Life. Don't talk to me about life.

Posted by: Marvin at April 30, 2017 04:31 PM (BO/km)

143 Anybody else cringe watching Eaton blow out his knee? While I feel for Eaton, I have no sympathy for the Nats. Rendon today--6 for 6, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs. Jeebus.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 04:32 PM (F0ZHr)

144 Totally legit from 1998, I believe it completely

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2017 04:32 PM (39g3+)

145 Tupac

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 30, 2017 04:32 PM (6FqZa)

146 Most laugh out loud gunshot- Moneypenny shoots Bond.

The guy that owned the liquor store blasting away at the guy who stuck him up while buying a pint for Terry the Toad in American Graffiti.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 30, 2017 04:33 PM (qJhUV)

147 You can tell the story is authentic by the date on the letter, and by the fact that the sender still has it. Exactly, its super easy to find letters to someone else they don't even know from 40 years ago and show them off later. People do it all the time! This is just as authentic as Chelsea's letter!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2017 04:34 PM (39g3+)

148 138 Anybody else cringe watching Eaton blow out his knee? Baseball is a cruel sport. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2017 09:30 PM (2qHjF) Whiners.

Posted by: Joe Theismann at April 30, 2017 04:34 PM (quw2O)

149 Val Kilmer telling Johnny Ringo , emphatically , that he was no daisy .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 30, 2017 04:34 PM (JsMw3)

150 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA http://tinyurl.com/m4yz639 Posted by: Circa Hahahahaha, indeed!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 30, 2017 04:34 PM (ROl0S)

151 Overall, people shot with a pistol have about an 85 percent chance of surviving. People shot with a rifle or shotgun have a much lower chance of ending up in the morgue.

Posted by: PabloD at April 30, 2017 04:35 PM (IJTVW)

152 Are you listening to Chiraq's police scanners online again?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2017 09:31 PM (2qHjF)


Not at the moment.  I just live on the edge of one of the questionable areas of Disgusta, GA.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 30, 2017 04:36 PM (GUBah)

153 PabloD, no disrespect, but I think you got that one exactly backward.

Posted by: navybrat at April 30, 2017 04:36 PM (w7KSn)

154 Two best gunshots ever. Barry Pepper shooting the sniper in the bell tower and Chris Kyle killing the Jihadi a mile away. >>>>>>>>>>>> Swift boat extract scene from Act of Valor - "Black beard, this is Whiplash."

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at April 30, 2017 04:37 PM (GF1EL)

155 I see you didn't take the Palmer Penmanship hand writing course.

Posted by: ting hung lo at April 30, 2017 04:37 PM (xZc4z)

156 111 I've always thought that the proof that time travel is impossible is the fact that if time travel ever were to become possible at any time or place, then it is necessarily always possible at all other times and places. it is not possible here and now. therefore, it is always and in all places (in this universe, at least) impossible. Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 30, 2017 09:14 PM (hcyUh) Yeah, tell that to Pixy.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2017 04:37 PM (sdi6R)

157 He made a baby...ON HER FACE!

Posted by: troyriser at April 30, 2017 04:38 PM (nSXub)

158 Time travel is easy, we all do it every day. Forward, slowly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2017 04:39 PM (39g3+)

159 152 Overall, people shot with a pistol have about an 85 percent chance of surviving. People shot with a rifle or shotgun have a much lower chance of ending up in the morgue. --------- Wait. What???

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 30, 2017 04:40 PM (JZdsf)

160 He made a baby...ON HER FACE! Was it a hand baby? I have a Muslim friend who wants to know.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2017 04:40 PM (39g3+)

161 Augusta has some serious mayhem . Since forever .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 30, 2017 04:41 PM (JsMw3)

162 Time travel is easy, we all do it every day. Forward, slowly. Om nom nom

Posted by: the langoliers at April 30, 2017 04:41 PM (6FqZa)

163 159. 'We're at now, now. Everything that happens now, is happening now.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2017 04:41 PM (TwwWO)

164 Seal that shot Bin Laden has a new recount out that says Bin Laden was holding a woman in front of him when the Seals came through the door.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2017 04:41 PM (U8G/z)

165 159 Time travel is easy, we all do it every day. Forward, slowly. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2017 09:39 PM (39g3+) As Insty would say - faster, please.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 04:42 PM (0mRoj)

166 164 159. 'We're at now, now. Everything that happens now, is happening now.' Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2017 09:41 PM (TwwWO) +++ Nothing is really happening here.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 30, 2017 04:42 PM (geBE9)

167 Funniest gunshot not mentioned yet - Ray Charles discouraging the yute from stealing a guitar in The Blues Brothers

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 30, 2017 04:42 PM (JyFLk)

168 Persons shot with a Welsh longbow have a 77 percent chance of ending up in clerical positions with the Ministry of Tourism.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 30, 2017 04:43 PM (JZdsf)

169 Seal that shot Bin Laden has a new recount out that says Bin Laden was holding a woman in front of him when the Seals came through the door. This is my shocked face.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 04:44 PM (F0ZHr)

170 296 *Time travel is easy, we all do it every day. Forward, slowly. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2017 09:39 PM (39g3+)* Braggert. Posted by: zombie abe vigoda at April 30, 2017 09:42 PM (GjTLE) Dammit, wrong thread.

Posted by: zombie abe vigoda at April 30, 2017 04:44 PM (GjTLE)

171 Bin Laden needed a bigger girlfriend .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 30, 2017 04:45 PM (JsMw3)

172 *Time travel is easy, we all do it every day. Forward, slowly. Om nom nom Posted by: the langoliers at April 30, 2017 09:41 PM (6FqZa)* Best damn train wreck of a movie i ever watched.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 04:46 PM (GjTLE)

173 One explanation for the lack of time travelers: BOOM.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2017 04:46 PM (F0ZHr)

174 "Nothing to see here, move along" -Frank Drebin in front of a burning and exploding fireworks factory

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2017 04:46 PM (39g3+)

175 I've always thought that the proof that time travel is impossible is the fact that if time travel ever were to become possible at any time or place, then it is necessarily always possible at all other times and places. it is not possible here and now. therefore, it is always and in all places (in this universe, at least) impossible. Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 30, 2017 09:14 PM (hcyUh) Yeah, tell that to Pixy. Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2017 09:37 LOL, good points from both of you.

Posted by: Farmer at April 30, 2017 04:46 PM (o/90i)

176 172 Bin Laden needed a bigger girlfriend . Posted by: awkward davies at April 30, 2017 09:45 PM (JsMw3) +++ With at least a steel plated body.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 30, 2017 04:47 PM (geBE9)

177 Bin Laden needed a bigger girlfriend . He's got one now.

Posted by: helen thomas at April 30, 2017 04:48 PM (6FqZa)

178 I am from the very near future. We have calorie-free salt water taffee.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 30, 2017 04:48 PM (JZdsf)

179 felt the need to emulate this silly behavior. Be even cooler if they started holding them backward...

Posted by: JEM at April 30, 2017 04:48 PM (TppKb)

180 Trump Trumping John Dickerson today _priceless.

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2017 04:51 PM (zy+gb)

181 So Bin Laden really did die like a little bitch ass pussy .
 Perfect .
Right out of central casting .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 30, 2017 04:52 PM (JsMw3)

182 My college experience was...less than ideal in that regard. Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 08:32 PM (0mRoj) Mine was too until I discovered dorm phones.

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2017 04:52 PM (zy+gb)

183 *I am from the very near future. We have calorie-free salt water taffee.* First read that as calorie-free salt water coffee. Was wondering why you came back to brag on that.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 04:52 PM (GjTLE)

184 Mine was too until I discovered dorm phones. Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2017 09:52 PM (zy+gb) I don't follow.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 04:53 PM (0mRoj)

185 *ONT is NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at April 30, 2017 04:53 PM (6gk0M)

186 ONT is up.

Posted by: tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u] at April 30, 2017 04:54 PM (GjTLE)

187 Modern medicine and quick response is also saving dicks who would have died even as late as the '70s and '80s.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 30, 2017 04:55 PM (nlbfN)

188 I don't follow. Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2017 09:53 PM (0mRoj) ***************************** Small school had its own phone system. Each dorm had it's own prefix. Each dorm room had a telephone. Pick up the telephone, dial the dorm's two digit prefix then the room number. Someone always wanted a "date" and if she didn't she would enlist (yell down the hall) her friends to help you get a date.

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2017 04:59 PM (zy+gb)

189 184 *I am from the very near future. We have calorie-free salt water taffee.* First read that as calorie-free salt water coffee. Was wondering why you came back to brag on that. Posted by: tbodie at April 30, 2017 09:52 PM (GjTLE) Yeah, calorie-free salt water coffee sounds pretty disgusting.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2017 05:23 PM (sdi6R)

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