October 31, 2015

EMT 10/31/15 - Amsterdam [krakatoa]
— Open Blogger

Amsterdam is pretty awesome in a lot of ways. I spent some quality time at the Rijksmuseum. I've always been a fan of classical art simply from the 2D renditions I've seen in books, and what little I've experienced in museums stateside. The Rijks did not disappoint.

Rijks_small.jpg

Seeing the works here I was struck by just how shallow and talent-less contemporary artists and their work is today. Good art is not easy. Great art is neither easy, and I will admit, not often fully appreciated in its day. Rembrandt's reputation, I learned, received a hard blow when he completed what is now known as The Night Watch. Its gritty realism, displaying his subjects' worn features & all the weathering of life is now a star attraction in Amsterdam.

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This was the least crowded I saw this room.

That said, the propensity of modern artists to literally throw trash on a floor, or to present bodily excretions up for public display, has all the artistry and staying power of Ace performing his one-person act "How I almost Met your Mother" in off off off Broadway (AKA "Ewok in the alley behind a titty bar, standing on a dumpster while attempting to peek into the changing room window").

Off to London today, via rail. I hesitate to ask the "Just one Meal - London" question. But if anyone has any suggestions, I will take all answers under advisement.

Happy Halloween, my pretties.

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Tis the season:

Shindig 1965 Halloween Complete Show

60s music show with guests Boris Karloff and Ted "Lurch" Cassidy

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO776k3vH5M

And there is a smoking cover of "Boney Maroni" with Billy Preston and Jim Doval and the Gauchos

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdZ4LKwvF4s

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 12:51 AM (kdS6q)

2 Morning! Afternoon to you, Krak! I was reading about The Night Watch when you (was it you?) posted that pic of it last week.. amazing painting.. the size of it! and they cut off about 20% of it to hang it in a space not wide enough. Bon voyage, krak.. watch out for immigrant hordes on your travels to London.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 12:54 AM (UpGcq)

3 I see what you did Karnataka Good morning again horde

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 12:55 AM (gE2Li)

4 There is no art comparable with the classics, I blame it on the impressionist, movement.

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 12:59 AM (gE2Li)

5 DAY 1,089 374 to go (447 to Inauguration Day ) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, Mahdi megatons, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, mewling mattress-myth manufacturers, marriage maimers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Myrmidons, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 01:03 AM (uRmWf)

6 Spent many weekend days (and a few unplanned nights)in London many many years ago while in the military. Didn't go to the food but betting like all large city's there will be lots oh Muzzy complainant food.

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 01:04 AM (gE2Li)

7
President Barack Obama placed a call to John Boehner on his penultimate day as Speaker, telling the Ohio Republican he was sorry to see him go.

"He said, Boehner, man, Im gonna miss you," Boehner recalled in an interview broadcast Friday on Fox News. "Yes you are Mr. President. Yes you are," Boehner replied.

"I don't have any doubt that God put me in this job, and I don't have any doubt that God eased me right out of this job," Boehner continued.

"Good job, big guy," Boehner added, looking up.

TheHill

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 01:05 AM (kdS6q)

8 Hey Krak: Whilst in London almost 10 years ago now (sigh), we ate at a fantastic Indian restaurant called Chor Bizarre (spelled correctly), which was in Mayfair. Try the curried mussels. Definitely our most memorable meal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 01:05 AM (uRmWf)

9 maybe impressionism was the beginning of the end, but even those classic examples of impressionism are far better works of art than a lot of the crap produced these days. If you are ever in Chicago, visit the Art Institute of Chicago and see their impressionism section.. Renoir, Monet.. many many others.. wonderful paintings.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 01:06 AM (UpGcq)

10 As for Amsterdam, my mother (a survivor of the Nazis) told rather a sad tale when she and my dad visited. They were waiting to go into the Anne Frank house but within a few moments of her climbing the narrow stairs, she turned and ran out as fast she could.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 01:07 AM (uRmWf)

11 9 maybe impressionism was the beginning of the end, but even those classic examples of impressionism are far better works of art than a lot of the crap produced these days. If you are ever in Chicago, visit the Art Institute of Chicago and see their impressionism section.. Renoir, Monet.. many many others.. wonderful paintings. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 06:06 AM (UpGcq) Chicago has arguably the best collection of impressionist artworks this side of Paris. And my dad was a graduate of the Art Institute, with classmate Leroy Neiman.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 01:08 AM (uRmWf)

12 I can't imagine the emotions she must have felt at that point, J.J.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 01:09 AM (UpGcq)

13 Depressionism--catch the wave.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 31, 2015 01:10 AM (u5gzz)

14
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain says Americas restaurant industry would shut down if Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.

Bourdain blasted Trumps vow to deport illegal immigrants if elected, saying it would leave the nation's kitchens empty. "If Mr. Trump deports 11 million people or whatever he is talking about right now, every restaurant in America would shut down," he told  Sirius XMs Stand Up! on Wednesday.

http://tinyurl.com/p8fgt84


Because, there were no restaurants before the gates opened after the Reagan Amnesty of the mid-80s.

Also, guy who charges $15 for a plate of french fries bitches about having to pay minimum wage.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 01:12 AM (kdS6q)

15 Yes.. I have always wanted to get to NYC and see the many wonderful art museums youse guys have there.. but, we are rather proud of our collection here. A Christmas tradition for our family once our kids grew up and flew the coop, was to all meet downtown and see whatever special exhibit they were having at the Art Institute in December. One of my favorites was a collection from Gauguin and Van Gogh when they shared a studio in Arles - The Studio of the South.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 01:15 AM (UpGcq)

16 Bourdain is right.. the kitchens of American restaurants are now staffed by Spanish-only speaking men. I daresay you probably cannot get a management job in a restaurant chain if you do not speak Spanish fluently. Remember when Americans had those jobs? Remember when high school kids were the busboys? I do.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 01:18 AM (UpGcq)

17
None dare call it child abuse:

Mom shows how her gender nonconforming son has grown into a "beautiful girl" with nine years of Halloween photos which chart him his increasingly-feminine costumes

Lori Duron, 42, of Orange Country, California, dressed her son C.J. in boys Halloween costumes until he was four years old and said he wanted to be treated as a girl. Since then, he has dressed as a fairy, Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, and Alice in Wonderland, and this year, he'll be going as a car hop girl from a diner.

http://tinyurl.com/netk6xd

raisingmyrainbow.com

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 01:22 AM (kdS6q)

18 Happy Hallowe'en... have fun in England, krak. I only have a don't go, which is the Rose and Crown. But maybe you like mealy bangers and cold greasy chips. It's super old, though, I think, one of the oldest working taverns in London, if it is still open.

Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 01:24 AM (c+gwp)

19 G'mornin' Horde.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 31, 2015 01:26 AM (erRNA)

20 About the 'throwing trash on the floor' comment reminds me of Jackson Pollack, who laid his canvas on the floor and threw paint across it. In some seemingly random unplanned fashion. A little more than a year ago I did a kitchen makeover. Bit the bullet and went shopping for granite. Now granite pricing is pure capitalism. Someone grades the slabs based on what they think the market will bear. We had a budget and decided that the lowest 'tier' granite was not for us, that second tier was a little better, and things started to get interesting at the third tier. Pricewise the difference was about $1, 000 more per slab (which were approximately 8' X 10') for each tier change. So knowing our budget we entered this warehouse with thousands of slabs. The slabs were not arranged in order of value, just randomly arranged, so it was impossible not to look at 8th, 9th, or 10th tier stuff which was amazing. After about an hour of looking, we went past a slab that made me stop and my jaw drop. 'Pollack' I muttered to the salesperson. She nodded her head in agreement. It was the highest tier, the most expensive slab in the building at around $50, 000 dollars. But it looked exactly as you would expect a Pollack painting to look and was even given that name on the tab. Which has made me wonder since, whether JP had exposure to granite and incorporated that 'look' into his paintings or it was just a total accident.

Posted by: se pa moron [/i] at October 31, 2015 01:27 AM (7v/r5)

21 We are members of the Art Institute and go there often. I don't loathe every piece of modern art I see, sometimes I appreciate the clean lines and color and simplicity. But sometimes that's just a piece of clear acrylic jammed into an old treestump, FFS. Since it is Halloween, one of my favorite artists displayed at the Art Institute is Ivan Albright. I find his pictures so creepy but fascinating. Beautiful decay.

Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 01:37 AM (c+gwp)

22 Lori Duron, 42, of Orange Country, California, dressed her son C.J. in boys Halloween costumes until he was four years old and said he wanted to be treated as a girl. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 06:22 AM

This is something I can't understand. In all my years of Halloween costumes -- both as a child/yoot and a few times as an adult -- I never felt the slightest urge to wear womens' clothes. Nor did I the rest of the time.

My parents never suggested or encouraged such a thing. Hell, none of my friends did, including one who, by age 16 or so, was pretty unabashedly Teh Ghey.

And if I HAD gone for the chix look, my mother would have been too embarrassed to talk to a reporter about it.

Times change, I guess....

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at October 31, 2015 01:39 AM (qiCMH)

23 London restaurant: J. Sheeky, 28 St. Martin's Court. Seafood.

Posted by: Ponydaemmerung at October 31, 2015 01:48 AM (aUgP1)

24 Bourdain is a leftwing asshole (pardon the redundancy) who just has no concept of why the food service industry is staffed by over 90% illegal aliens. How about this, Tony? What say every Central American country declare itself a failed state, we annex all of them, occupy them militarily to the same degree we occupied Germany and Japan, rule by martial law, replace their corruptocracies and failed institutions with ours and then all the "dreamers" who fled here can return to their homes? Then again, America under Obama, the Left and the Chamber of Kronyizm is a failed state. Anyway, fuck him in particular. And I like how on his shows he visits and kisses the asses of every Muzzy country in the middle East. But not Israel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 01:49 AM (uRmWf)

25 21 We are members of the Art Institute and go there often. I don't loathe every piece of modern art I see, sometimes I appreciate the clean lines and color and simplicity. But sometimes that's just a piece of clear acrylic jammed into an old treestump, FFS. Since it is Halloween, one of my favorite artists displayed at the Art Institute is Ivan Albright. I find his pictures so creepy but fascinating. Beautiful decay. Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 06:37 AM (c+gwp) Everything from the Pop Art movement onward is dreck.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 01:51 AM (uRmWf)

26 Everything from the Pop Art movement onward is dreck. ............ pretty much agree.. but I gotta hand it to people like Andy Warhol who could con tens of thousands of dollars out of NYC elite for pics of soup cans..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 01:57 AM (UpGcq)

27
Meanwhile, this lie:

Comedian Margaret Cho has opened up about her past as a sex worker, declaring, "there's no shame in it."

http://tinyurl.com/q5qqmkc

Never happened. Just a SJW looking to get her card punched.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 01:58 AM (kdS6q)

28 I hate modern art too--Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Concept Art, Hyperrealism, an especially Color Field.  What the hell is up with that?  Anyone who has painted a wall with Benjamin Moore has created a "Color Field" masterpiece. 

Posted by: IrishEi at October 31, 2015 02:00 AM (E6RIJ)

29 Remember when Americans had those jobs? Remember when high school kids were the busboys? I do. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 06:18 AM (UpGcq Me too. It was a writ of passage. Summer job, after school job, learners permit, license, and then you bought a car. Which got you to and from multiple minimum wage jobs. After school jobs, weekend jobs. There were still sports and homework to contend with but employers were pretty flexible. Now all the special snowflakes don't begin to work until mid 20's, if then. All the jobs they could be doing, learning some semblance of a work ethic have now been filled.

Posted by: se pa moron [/i] at October 31, 2015 02:03 AM (7v/r5)

30 Posted by: IrishEi at October 31, 2015 07:00 AM (E6RIJ)



Art these days is nothing but the Emperor's New Clothes.  It's all about baffling people with bullshit until they buy some shit that took 37 seconds to knock together.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 31, 2015 02:04 AM (HalrA)

31 Never happened. Just a SJW looking to get her card punched.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 06:58 AM


"Sex worker," eh? I guess if you look like Margaret Cho, you hafta work at it a bit.

This story does have a distinct odor of bull-excrement about it. It's a pretty convenient tale to spin when you need publicity.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at October 31, 2015 02:05 AM (qiCMH)

32 If you want to sample excellent PUB GRUB at London's oldest, riverside pub overlooking the River Thames ... THE PROSPECT OF WHITBY -- 57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH

Posted by: David Jack Smith at October 31, 2015 02:06 AM (JZKN+)

33 So let's have it: were there any actual Dutch people in Amsterdam or were they all syrian refugees? I've never been to Europe, I've always wanted to go, but if it were 99% Muslim, it would just make me sad the whole time, so why bother? If there are any picturesque, unscathed small towns left in the countryside, that would be awesome.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 02:11 AM (jRs7b)

34 You don't see that many art reviews in American Rifleman. I think maybe there were more back when it was called Arms and The Man. Any rate, after the long and expensive cleaning that "Militia Company of District II" (widely known as The Night Watch) received about 15 years ago, it turned out it wasn't quite as chiaroscuro as the critics had always made it out to be. The NRA noticed.

In its original home at the Hall of the Musketeers, it was more or less over the fireplace. Then it spent a couple of hundred years in dark varnish. Underneath the smoke and sap, there were some details, namely, the guns. Every one of those bitter clingers is armed to the teeth with some of the better weaponry of the time, and the front guy's musket has a wisp of smoke coming out the barrel. It has just, at the moment caught, been discharged.

There were seven major portraits of militia groups done at about the same time, all for generous commissions. Gun clubs were different then.

If you are nuts about Dutch painting, yet a little leery of transatlantic voyages on Airbuses, you can see one of the better collections for free at the great big museum of art in unspeakable shithole Toledo, Ohio. They have a nice Oath of the Horatii, too, if the Louvre is off this season's itinerary. They have swords.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 02:11 AM (xq1UY)

35
And if I HAD gone for the chix look, my mother would have been too embarrassed to talk to a reporter about it.


Munchausen By Proxy.

Liberals love getting the attention by exhibiting their fashionably (and deliberately) fucked-up child. 

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 02:11 AM (oVJmc)

36 I would like to point out to Bourdain that he knows how to cook and he isn't from south of the border.  My third job that I received a W2 from was making and delivering pizzas.  Americans can cook. Dumbass.

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 31, 2015 02:11 AM (KlVdw)

37 Meanwhile in the Indian Ocean, cyclone Chapala heads for Yemen to make landfall.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:12 AM (fD00r)

38 37 And if I HAD gone for the chix look, my mother would have been too embarrassed to talk to a reporter about it. Munchausen By Proxy. Liberals love getting the attention by exhibiting their fashionably (and deliberately) fucked-up child. Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 07:11 AM (oVJmc) They're like these young women who only have small dogs to use as accessories in public.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 02:13 AM (uRmWf)

39 17: Mommy wanted a girl but didn't get on (boys are icky). So, she "created" one. Brave New World!

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 31, 2015 02:14 AM (nNNi5)

40 39 Meanwhile in the Indian Ocean, cyclone Chapala heads for Yemen to make landfall. Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 07:12 AM (fD00r) I'm cheering for the cyclone, sorry to say.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 02:14 AM (uRmWf)

41 "I don't have any doubt that God put me in this job, and I don't have any doubt that God eased me right out of this job," Boehner continued."Good job, big guy," Boehner added, looking up.TheHill Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix --- When I need to 'ease out' things like Boehner, it usually involves the ingestion of Metamucil and flaxseed oil.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 02:15 AM (jRs7b)

42
Geppetto picks his puppet:

Billionaire investor and Republican donor Paul Singer will support Marco Rubio for the GOP nomination and has urged fellow donors to do the same, a campaign source confirmed to POLITICO on Friday.

wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Singer_%28businessman%29

Hardcore moderate Wall Street buzzard, open borders and militant gay rights expansionist.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 02:15 AM (kdS6q)

43 Sefton, now if it could veer to the right and make landfall in Persia.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:16 AM (fD00r)

44 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 02:16 AM (gf8BH)

45 Chapala is expected to dump eight years of rain in 48 hours on the Arabian peninsula.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:17 AM (fD00r)

46

Sefton, now if it could veer to the right and make landfall in Persia.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 07:16 AM (fD00r)

 

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Where's Dick Cheney's weather machine when you need it?

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 31, 2015 02:18 AM (KlVdw)

47 Chapala is expected to dump eight years of rain in 48 hours on the Arabian peninsula.Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 07:17 AM (fD00r) Years of rain? Typo or for real?

Posted by: se pa moron [/i] at October 31, 2015 02:19 AM (7v/r5)

48 Dick Cheney's "weather machine"? So that's what she's calling it now...

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 02:19 AM (xq1UY)

49 Eight years of rain in Riyadh would be 24 inches. That's a Texas shower.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 02:21 AM (xq1UY)

50 Chapala is expected to dump eight years of rain in 48 hours on the Arabian peninsula. Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 07:17 AM

We're talkin' an inch or so here, amirite?

Could be a shock to the locals. Most appear not to have had any contact with water in their lives.

I'm with JJ, and will root for any disaster -- natural or otherwise -- that strikes an Arab country.

And, BTW, I hate feeling that way.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at October 31, 2015 02:22 AM (qiCMH)

51 >>>Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain says Americas restaurant industry would shut down if Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. Bullshit. We'd use automation like India and Japan. Costs and prices will end up going down. Plus would it be so bad if people start making their pwn meals more? As demographics has shifted around here (Lynbrook), I've tried to cut down patronizing places I suspect are hiring illegals (grocery store excepted of course). And would it really kill people to mow their own lawns? We cut demand, and maybe the CoC will stop inflicting Jebs on us. In some ways, the middle class has been complicit in its own destruction.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 02:23 AM (jRs7b)

52 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 06:18 AM

We live in a beach town where there are literally hundreds of entry level jobs created every summer, particularly in food concessions on the boardwalk.  They'll hire a couple of American kids to man the counters, but the rest of the place is filled with illegals.  The larger restaurants will hire a handful of American waiters/waitresses, but then all the kitchen help and busboys, etc. are illegals. 

My kids could have walked to work for any of these jobs; instead, I had to drive them 15 miles to the mall to work as sales help.

And don't get me started on construction jobs, which my boys would have loved to get.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 31, 2015 02:23 AM (E6RIJ)

53 "Russian airliner Flight KGL9268 crashes in central Sinai" Reading about this. Rapid descent from altitude from early reports. Good Airbus airplane. Not cool.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 02:24 AM (AgHOl)

54 Bourdain builds an industry on illegal labor and then tells us how vital it is?

Let him crash.  So we don't get his overpriced luxury food.  The only loss will be the carrot he dangles in front of the illegal horde, which is exactly the point.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 02:25 AM (oVJmc)

55 >>>None dare call it child abuse Like mother like son: attention whores. I'll bet she also enjoys negative attention. The noble SJW, persecuted by evil fanatics for standing up for the cause of screwing up your 4 year old.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 02:27 AM (jRs7b)

56 Good morning.  Raining cats and dogs early here in SE Texas.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 02:28 AM (JO9+V)

57 45 Sefton, now if it could veer to the right and make landfall in Persia. Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 07:16 AM (fD00r Summoning my fellow Joo communist bolshevik evil pornographers and war mongers to make it so!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 02:29 AM (uRmWf)

58 Isnt the kids father a cop?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 02:29 AM (iQIUe)

59 I could rail on illegals in construction jobs everyday.

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 02:29 AM (gE2Li)

60 Well that is annoying, the Sydney Morning Herald is linking to a Slate article, yeah that amateur web-zine, to make that claim.  Let's see if I can run down the original source without clicking on a Slate link.  On second thought anyone  when I Bing their name, Eric Holthaus, and Bing says 'Meteorologist, Weather, and Climate Journalist' is someone to best avoid on general principles.

Here is NASA taking a peek at cyclone.  161mph winds and rainfall of 1.3inches/hour.
http://phys.org/news/2015-10-nasa-powerful-cyclone-chapala-rainfall.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:30 AM (fD00r)

61 Oh, the mom has a BOOK all about raising her gender-bending son.

What. A. Shock.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 02:30 AM (oVJmc)

62 Beautiful day on tap here in DeBolshevik Hymietown. And my Metsies salvaged on last night. Now, just win the next 3 and we got it made!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 02:30 AM (uRmWf)

63 "all the artistry and staying power of Ace performing in an off, off off Broadway production........." Very clever. ;^) Nice picture of the Rijksmuseum. Enjoy your quick trip to Europe.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 02:30 AM (No/ki)

64 Morning Horde.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 02:32 AM (xInes)

65 IrishEi - I hear ya.. and don't get me started on all the illegals from Asia, either.. It's not all south-of-the-border illegals. Pakis and Indians bring every eff'n relative they got over for a "visit" which never ends.. In all of metro Chicago.. and I am talking about way out in the burbs too.. you cannot find a convenience store or Dunkin' Donuts that isn't manned by these folks who cannot hardly speak a word of English.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 02:32 AM (UpGcq)

66 Egon, "Ray do you know what this means?

Ray, "The Mets winning the World Series."

Egon, "Yes, the end of the world."

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:33 AM (fD00r)

67 Beautiful day on tap here in DeBolshevik Hymietown. And my Metsies salvaged on last night. Now, just win the next 3 and we got it made! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 07:30 AM (uRmWf) I have a wedding in Flushing on Sunday night....Traffic should suck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 02:33 AM (gf8BH)

68 Lefties always scream it x happens the world will end, but Americans I am convinced would take those jobs just as they would constitution jobs and I think all it would have taken to do it was something like the e - file registration. Make everyone stop hiring illegals.

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 02:34 AM (gE2Li)

69 Why would one waste time eating in London, when one really should make time for some dental work while there? A real missed opportunity, that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 31, 2015 02:34 AM (VPLuQ)

70 Most of you here know (and the rest of the US doesn't have a clue, nor if they did, would give a shit) that both houses of Congress passed 2 years worth of spending in one huge gulp in after midnight votes.
 
"Budget" caps? Never heard of 'em.
Read the bill? Ur momma.
Open debate? Bitch, please.
 
It should be noted that every Democrat in Congress voted FOR this -- Gee, why does this remind of another famous bill passed 5 years ago?
 
Buried deep within this bill, if you can conceive of $150 billion as buried, is a fake rescue of SSDI. You see, as I've been pointing out for the last couple of weeks, SSDI was to run out of money to pay full benefits in 2016. No longer. They just stole the money from the regular SS Fund, itself due to run out of money by 2030 (probably sooner after this move).
 
That there is some heroic can kicking, folks. I can post a link if anyone gives a shit.
 
Oh, and Happy Halloween.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 02:35 AM (gyKtp)

71 Aviation official Ayman al-Mukadem said the pilot had reported technical difficulties before the plane went missing, the Associated Press reported.

Posted by: se pa moron [/i] at October 31, 2015 02:35 AM (7v/r5)

72 I have to go out to brunch this morning because wife has pledged to get candid photos of her running-buddy's grandson at his first job, bussing tables. He's 14. Full of ambition, won't take no for an answer, presses his shirt and trousers, and I fully expect him to own the place in 9 or 10 years. A coloured fellow, so he might get distracted by all those free scholarships they'll be waving at him soon.

The reason two generations or so of regular kids have not been raised to work "odd" jobs is that if you want to make those entrance requirements, you have to start your programmed resume activities in junior high school. That's just dumb. But, we did it, same as everybody else, because that's what you do. Unfree?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 02:35 AM (xq1UY)

73 Coming up on TCM this morning: White Zombie, Dementia-13, and The Fearless Vampire Killers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:37 AM (fD00r)

74 Aviation official Ayman al-Mukadem said the pilot had reported technical difficulties before the plane went missing, the Associated Press reported. Posted by: se pa moron at October 31, 2015 07:35 AM (7v/r5) Yes but on Russian Airlines, that includes running low on Vodka also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 02:37 AM (gf8BH)

75 I have a wedding in Flushing on Sunday night....Traffic should suck Well, hopefully the wedding won't. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 02:38 AM (No/ki)

76 The reason two generations or so of regular kids have not been raised to work "odd" jobs is that if you want to make those entrance requirements, you have to start your programmed resume activities in junior high school.

Yes, part of the problem is that we've overvalued college to such a degree kids keep living child-lives until their mid-twenties instead of getting that immersion in the working world at 15 or 16.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 02:38 AM (oVJmc)

77 London food?  My great uncle always talked about shandys, and Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren sang of Bangers and Mash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPYdnkK9Fqc

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 02:38 AM (3pRHP)

78 The forceful immigration of whole sale population from troubled areas by the government (taking in thousands of "Syrians") is just another version of illegal immigration

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 02:38 AM (gE2Li)

79 If you run into a fellow named Eric Birstol, in a pub wanting to play darts for money. Don't do it. It's a trap.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 02:39 AM (xInes)

80 So I guess the REAL Tom Tancredo was lurking in the comment section here yesterday. I just assumed that someone socked his nic. Don't remember which post he was commenting under. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/30/former-congressman-im-quitting-gop/

Posted by: NoLongerintheBellyoftheBeast at October 31, 2015 02:40 AM (y3EOW)

81 Bristol. Excuse me.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 02:40 AM (xInes)

82 I did get to while in London go to a new restaurant in a little corner that had just opened a few months before. Has anyone ever heard of The Hard Rock Cafe?

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 02:41 AM (gE2Li)

83 GnuBreed - and to pay for this shit, they fucked me, and tens of thousands (if not more) of people, out of SS benefits. They secretly eliminated the ability for people to do what was referred to as "file and suspend". This is where you can file for SS after you reach full retirement age, but then suspend payments. You can keep on working, as I intend to do, but your spouse or ex can then claim spousal benefits. My wife did not work much during our marriage, and gets a paltry SS bennie.. Now, thanks to Boehner, I will not be able to do the file and suspend.. thanks you orange prick!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 02:41 AM (UpGcq)

84 Has anyone ever heard of The Hard Rock Cafe? Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 07:41 AM (gE2Li) I never hear anything but the ringing in my ears at the Hard Rock.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 02:42 AM (gf8BH)

85 Bangers and Mash
Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 07:38 AM (3pRHP)
~~~
Speaking of bangers, the best you can get here are from R.J. Balson.  Used to order Tommy Moloney's for years because it was all I could get, but they use too much filler and not enough spice. 

Posted by: IrishEi at October 31, 2015 02:43 AM (E6RIJ)

86 If you run into a fellow named Eric Birstol, in a pub wanting to play darts for money. Don't do it. It's a trap. Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 07:39 AM (xInes) --- You know movies like Balls of Fury, Kingpins, Dodgeball? Simon Pegg ought to do a similar movie about darts. Maybe Muldoon can think.of a title.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 02:44 AM (jRs7b)

87 Dueling Darts.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:45 AM (fD00r)

88 Sophia Loren's not much of a singer.

Not that anyone cares.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 02:46 AM (oVJmc)

89 Has anyone ever heard of The Hard Rock Cafe?


Ironically named for their biscuits?

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 02:46 AM (JO9+V)

90 Iran has flown 20 BLM/SJW to their hell hole to rag on the US for two weeks. What idiots!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 02:46 AM (iQIUe)

91 Smokey and the Dartist

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 02:47 AM (JO9+V)

92 London has excellent Indian fare. If not your cup of tea, you can never go wrong with fish and chips, or sub mushy peas for the chips.

Posted by: Anthony Riley at October 31, 2015 02:48 AM (QqY+m)

93 Been to quite a few but this was a old small location, very quaint and in late 1978 or early 79 I think

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 02:48 AM (gE2Li)

94 Re: 9268 Massive structure failure. Not happening. Read that as you will.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 02:48 AM (AgHOl)

95 "Dart of da Deal"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 02:48 AM (mvenn)

96 Didn't we talk of Indian cuisine yesterday morning?  The Revenge of Vindaloo???

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:48 AM (fD00r)

97 #80 That is true, and it has spoiled college too, since it's now just an extension of junior high school. Used to be, a collegian had some life experience, and was rapidly getting more. Now, "summer jobs" are gone, except for the lucky few paying to intern at a multi-national. 

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 02:48 AM (xq1UY)

98 Ironically named for their biscuits? .............. Now, would that be a Brit biscuit, which is a cookie over here, or an American biscuit???

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 02:48 AM (UpGcq)

99 >> Has anyone ever heard of The Hard Rock Cafe?
 
Skip, they are worldwide. Hell, there's a HR Casino here locally on the MS Gulf Coast. I've been to a few concerts there.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 02:48 AM (gyKtp)

100 My son wanted to start working at 15, but with running Cross Country his afternoons were taken up with practice and he needed the evenings for study. I have to say at the local high class burger place (which must be beating off the pants off Burger King) if you go in the evenings there are lots of teens there. If you go in during the afternoon except for counter help you feel like you've dropped in Mexico or Guatemala.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 02:49 AM (No/ki)

101 Bristol. Excuse me. Posted by: CSMBigBird --- No problem. I'll just get an abortion. Just don't tell mom, okay?

Posted by: Bristol Palin at October 31, 2015 02:49 AM (jRs7b)

102 A Dart Too Far

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 02:49 AM (JO9+V)

103 Since I just had breakfast, and would fain keep it, I did not click for the sexy pic of Hillary Rodham Clinton. I'm a terrible person, I know.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2015 02:49 AM (I33Hh)

104 Sudden catastrophic structural failure in flight in the Middle East.  Even Inspector Clouseeau knows this answer - "It iz a bomb!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:50 AM (fD00r)

105
London Hard Rock Cafe

Been to quite a few but this was a old small location, very quaint and in late 1978 or early 79 I think
Posted by: Skip




Yep.  When I was in London, I had dinner there with a best friend, who was also from the US.  Catching up over burgers.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 02:52 AM (kdS6q)

106 Lori Duron, 42, of Orange Country, California, dressed her son C.J. in boys Halloween costumes until he was four years old and said he wanted to be treated as a girl. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 06:22 AM ---------------------------------------------------- Child abuse, plain and simple. Ms. Lori Duron ought to be ashamed of herself.

Posted by: MTF at October 31, 2015 02:52 AM (TxJGV)

107 87 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2015 07:41 AM (UpGcq)
 
Shit, I didn't even see that part of the scam. Ya know, at least Jesse James and the Barkers went in the front door in broad daylight. These Congressional robbers strike at night.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 02:52 AM (gyKtp)

108 I'm a terrible person, I know.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2015 07:49 AM
~~~
You can click on it.  It's funny, and it's got all the libs' knickers in a twist.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 31, 2015 02:55 AM (E6RIJ)

109 Flight of the Condart

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 02:55 AM (mvenn)

110 That's why we went for a American hamburger not that on base we didn't get them, British hamburgers suck.

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 02:56 AM (gE2Li)

111 I saw this morning, even USA Today picked up my daughters Sharknado story. That makes a ten places I've seen it.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 02:56 AM (xInes)

112 New York City Comic-Con 2015 cosplay

https://youtu.be/nwtuAhHRu9I

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 02:56 AM (fD00r)

113 These idiots on the News have NO idea where Sharm El Sheikh is! With in eye site of Elat? I don't think so

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 02:59 AM (gf8BH)

114 London restaurant: Lee Ho Fooks. Beef chow mein.


Morning roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2015 02:59 AM (UQGss)

115 "A Portrait of the Dartist as a Young Man"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 03:00 AM (mvenn)

116 The Dart Of War

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 03:01 AM (gyKtp)

117 110 - wonder if Me Duron has a male companion, if so he should be ashamed of himself

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 03:03 AM (gE2Li)

118 "How Great Thou Dart"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 03:04 AM (mvenn)

119 I think the movie you're talking about is Good Arrows.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 03:04 AM (xInes)

120 Zero Dart Thirty

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 03:06 AM (mvenn)

121 New York City Comic-Con 2015 cosplay

https://youtu.be/nwtuAhHRu9I

>>>


Nice video but I confess to just not getting it.  Is there some sort of contest with trophies / prizes for the best costume?  Free or discounted admission?  Some of those people spent some serious coin  and time on their getups.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 03:06 AM (JO9+V)

122 The Queens, 49 Regents Park Road, near Primrose Hill/Regents Park. Just a typical neighborhood gastro pub. Very good food of the pub variety, if not a notch above. Met an interesting American ex-pat and her dog, Olive, a blind Jack Russell terrier (now long gone I imagine). Nice joint. And it's near Friedrich Engels old house so you can go and pee on the doorstep to give him appropriate homage.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2015 03:06 AM (uRmWf)

123
Hardcore moderate Wall Street buzzard, open borders and militant gay rights expansionist.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 07:15 AM (kdS6q)


The term "buzzard" comes from Argentina, where the media and national government (BIRM) are incensed that the courts are insisting that they pay off the hedge-funds that bought their crappy paper and maintained the value of said crappy paper, in the expectation that a NATIONAL government would honor its promises.  This makes the hedge funds carrion eaters.

Don't adopt the language of the left.  It allows them to control the conversation and the argument.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 03:07 AM (3pRHP)

124 London - one meal:  Bombay Brasserie.

Posted by: goatexchange at October 31, 2015 03:07 AM (Nd4YY)

125 The Darty Dozen

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 03:08 AM (mvenn)

126 It will be interesting to see how the caliphate treats these infidel art treasures.

Posted by: redenzo at October 31, 2015 03:08 AM (WCnJW)

127 Dart of a Salesman

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 03:08 AM (mvenn)

128 I went to the London Hard Rock once with some Marines. They got into a fight with the locals and I left without them. This would have been 1988 IIRC.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 31, 2015 03:08 AM (UQGss)

129 No Country For Old Dartists

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 03:09 AM (JO9+V)

130 There are contests and sometimes nice rewards.  But usually just a trophy with "Best Adult" or "Best Child"  Though some like Kamui Coplay, Yaya Han, or Jessica Nigri become con guests of honor in their own right and are thus invited to cons to host panels and cosplay.  Yaya even has her own booth at cons to sell cosplay merchandise.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 03:10 AM (fD00r)

131 Hard Rock cafe sucks. Overpriced lousy food and service in all of them.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2015 03:10 AM (I33Hh)

132 I, Dartist

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at October 31, 2015 03:10 AM (pfIXo)

133 Bright Dart Is Here.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 03:10 AM (xq1UY)

134 A good book is Trumps The dart of the Deal

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 03:10 AM (gE2Li)

135 Dart Wars Featuring Dart Vader

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 03:11 AM (mvenn)

136 I'm surprised the Hard Rock Cafe is still open

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 03:11 AM (gf8BH)

137 The Dart Is A Lonely Hunter

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 03:12 AM (xq1UY)

138 "I'm Luke Dartwalker! I'm here to rescue you!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 03:12 AM (fD00r)

139 Fletch

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 03:13 AM (mvenn)

140 Remember Borgnine as "Darty"?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 03:13 AM (xq1UY)

141 Remember rainbow kid has a dad who appears fine with this BS. Even if your kid had gender issues, it seems like they are trying to make money off of it which is sick.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:14 AM (iQIUe)

142 Nausea. By Jean-Paul Dartre.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 03:16 AM (xq1UY)

143 So, if a four-year-old says he wants to be a girl character from a TV show for Halloween, what does LibMom do?

Gives him effusive praise, don't you know.

Little Billy gets affirmation from Mommy for being gender-bending, when all Little Billy wanted to do was be his favorite character.

Since kids like affirmation, the pattern is now set:  Mommy likes me wanting to be girls.  Repeat as often as necessary.

 

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 03:16 AM (oVJmc)

144 CNN has suddenly got a trifle religious? This is the headline; Russian plane crashes in Middle East with 200 souls on board.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 03:16 AM (No/ki)

145 Wiki says The Hard Rock was started in London 1971, 1979 is when they changed to rock memorabilia so that is when I went as have a picture with rock stuff the walls

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 03:17 AM (gE2Li)

146 The World Health Organization determined that processed meats, including hot dogs, bacon and cold cuts, raise the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers, and red meat probably contributes to the disease, too

I'll get right on this, and purge my refrigerator of all meat.../sac

Posted by: Colin at October 31, 2015 03:17 AM (0bEpn)

147 Nice video but I confess to just not getting it. Is there some sort of contest with trophies / prizes for the best costume? Free or discounted admission? Some of those people spent some serious coin and time on their getups.

Everybody wants to be a celebrity.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 03:17 AM (oVJmc)

148 Oh yeah. By the way, my book is now available on Kindle. A spirited novel loosely based on my dad's WWII diary. To Save Us All From Ruin- A Muldoon Adventure It's got cannons. And pie. Soon available in paperback.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 03:17 AM (mvenn)

149 Anyway, 9268 was downed via external means.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 03:19 AM (AgHOl)

150 There is no good place to eat in England....just grab some fish and chips and get drunk for Halloween.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 31, 2015 03:19 AM (ej1L0)

151 Raining cats and dogs early here in SE Texas." And a tornado warning now... Yipee!

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at October 31, 2015 03:21 AM (C9pBZ)

152 Get ready for some happy trees and fluffy clouds! Nine-day marathon of Bob Ross The Joy of Painting is underway on free streaming website All 403 episodes of Bob Ross former PBS show, The Joy of Painting are streaming back-to-back on Twitch.tv http://goo.gl/QU2RTr

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:21 AM (iQIUe)

153 Anyway, 9268 was downed via external means. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 08:19 AM (AgHOl) ??? And you say that why?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 03:21 AM (gf8BH)

154 Dennis Prager yesterday was talking about a Mattel study. Boys want to fight bad guys and kill them. Girls want to fight bad guys and reason with them. He asked if anyone has seen a male driving a car with the War is not the Answer bumper sticker

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 03:21 AM (gE2Li)

155 I'm sitting on the patio watching Blue Jays gather acorns. Going to be a hard winter.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 03:22 AM (xInes)

156  Anyway, 9268 was downed via external means.Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 08:19 AM (AgHOl The Middle East, where the only way to win is not to play the game.

Posted by: se pa moron [/i] at October 31, 2015 03:22 AM (7v/r5)

157 There is no good place to eat in England....just grab some fish and chips and get drunk for Halloween.

And watch out for all the pee coming out of the alleys, the pee walls of London!

Posted by: Colin at October 31, 2015 03:22 AM (0bEpn)

158 If i were in London, I would go see Henry V's gift to the city for funding the battle of Agincourt. It's a sceptre and was last on display about a 100 years ago. Since it is close to Vetern's Day, there are a lot of military exhibits and tributes going on.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:25 AM (iQIUe)

159 The Man From Lonesome Dart.

Posted by: [/i]Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 31, 2015 03:26 AM (k9qR4)

160 We have to be careful about calling someone a "sex worker" because it's an insult to all of the sex slaves who currently work in Cleveland crawlspaces.

Posted by: Fritz at October 31, 2015 03:26 AM (UzPAd)

161 Nine-day marathon of Bob Ross The Joy of Painting is underway on free streaming website.  Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 08:21 AM

How 'bout some Thomas Kinkade?

Ads for "Starving Artists! Genuine framed oil paintings -- $29.95!" in 3...2...1....

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at October 31, 2015 03:26 AM (qiCMH)

162 Shepard's Pie Bangers and mash Chip Butties Pork scratchings That's about it for my knowledge of Limey foods. Oh, and old-fashioned boiled-in-a-bag puddings, which are awesome. But nobody in Merrie Olde probably makes those anymore.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 31, 2015 03:27 AM (HMt16)

163 He asked if anyone has seen a male driving a car with the War is not the Answer bumper sticker Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 08:21 AM

Prager should come to Massachusetts. It's full of Old Lady Liberals of both sexes.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at October 31, 2015 03:28 AM (qiCMH)

164 Shepherd's. WTF, AutoCucumber?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 31, 2015 03:28 AM (HMt16)

165 I'm thinking Margaret Cho was in even less demand as a 'sex worker' than as a 'comic.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 03:28 AM (oVJmc)

166 Transgenderism is suppose to be so rare yet every celebrity/celeb family seems to have one which tells me something is bullshit Chasity Bono Warren Beatty's kid Angelina Jolie's kid

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:29 AM (iQIUe)

167 Cher was on twitter attacking someone for their parenting. This is a woman who didnt notice her 11 year old son was doing heroin.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:30 AM (iQIUe)

168 "And you say that why" No modern airliner just "pops." Just don't happen. It doesn't.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 03:30 AM (AgHOl)

169 High Plains Darter


The man with no name, a dartslinger, comes to the pub and  shakes things up.

"Who are you?"

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 03:30 AM (JO9+V)

170 I'm sitting on the patio watching Blue Jays gather acorns." Damn. I know they were expected to better in the playoffs, but wow. /heh

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at October 31, 2015 03:30 AM (C9pBZ)

171 Not sure what Cho means as a sex worker. Was she a prostitute? Did she work in a massage parlor? It's not like she was poor. Her parents worked hard and had stores.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:31 AM (iQIUe)

172 "My arm is tired.  This is too much like work."


20 years later . . .

"Oh yeah, I was a teen sex  worker too!"

Posted by: Said every girl ever at October 31, 2015 03:34 AM (JO9+V)

173 Cho is full of shit. She went from h.s. to getting comedy gigs to getting bit parts in Hwd and then making it big.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:34 AM (iQIUe)

174 Not sure what Cho means as a sex worker. She paid some blind guy $20 for sex. He accidentally gave her back a $100 in change.

Posted by: [/i]Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 31, 2015 03:34 AM (k9qR4)

175 Ted Cruze viscerates Turtle as the ost effective Democrat Majority Leader in history. The evidence is overwhelming.  The fun starts at 55 minutes in:

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

Posted by: Valiant at October 31, 2015 03:35 AM (2bqlb)

176 Lefties always scream it x happens the world will end, but Americans I am convinced would take those jobs just as they would constitution jobs and I think all it would have taken to do it was something like the e - file registration. Make everyone stop hiring illegals.
Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 07:34 AM (gE2Li)


Simpler than that: don't allow employers to write off wages paid to a not matching SSN/name, and when there are two identical SSNs used in different returns hold the return until one of them claimants for the ID can produce actual proof.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 03:35 AM (3pRHP)

177 The illegals that we supposedly have grown dependent on would perhaps need to be given temporary visa status, never citizenship.  Employers would have to start covering the full cost of having them here.  Service industry has used them as slave labor for their profit, with taxpayer subsidy, such as Medicaid, other public services.  Immigrants (legal and illegal) use about twice as many welfare type benefits, which is surely concentrated at the illegal end.

There would need to be a transition period, but the Bourdain types demonstrate how the system is abused, and how the "rich" have profited from the illegal subsidy, funded by average Joe worker.  How many rich TV talking heads brag about their big city lifestyle, but live in denial of the illegal alien subsidy that NYC gets more than anyplace?  They'll look down on us rubes as racists, but "we" probably work more closely with average folks of other races than they ever will.  Their interaction with the average Mexican or black is either a co-host or their nanny and bus boy. 

We subsidize the illegals, then their remittances subsidize Mexico and Central America.  So we lose out on that trickle down to our economy ... it goes to other countries, along with all the drug money that acts as a huge off the books trade imbalance.  Lots of big money interests profit from that.  HSBC was caught laundering billions of drug money, but Loretta Lynch let them off with a couple billion dollar fine, funded by shareholders.  No one goes to jail for illegals or even drug money laundering. 

Posted by: Illiniwek at October 31, 2015 03:37 AM (1XT+t)

178 Was she a prostitute? Did she work in a massage parlor? It's not like she was poor. Her parents worked hard and had stores. Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 08:31 AM

I'd throw the "bullshit" flag at the story. No "where" or "when" involved, just some vague assertions from a reporter who (probably) had a chat with Cho.

Seems as if everyone in the celebrity world got molested or abused as children. Saying so is a cheap way of getting attention; cheaper, anyway, than a tattoo. And it gets said celebrity lots of attention and sympathetic pats on the head.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i][/s] at October 31, 2015 03:37 AM (qiCMH)

179 "External means." Anyone would believe a bomb. If you mean a missile, you're opening quite a can. The launch point would be under Israeli reconnaissance, possibly under Iron Dome. We would like to think a fairly sophisticated anti-aircraft missile would be beyond the PA, so you'd be saying that Iranian "militia" are active in the Sinai, or ISIS has figured out the codes on certain things they may have come into possession of (they would, but can they?), or the Russians shot down their own, or the US Navy just had its worst day since the Vincennes Incident. None too likely.

That's it then. The Joooos did it. That what you're saying, here?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 03:38 AM (xq1UY)

180 http://www.twitch.tv/bobross

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:38 AM (iQIUe)

181 It's really dark out. And it is a clear nite/morn, too. And as much as I appreciate an extra hour of sleep, I prefer it not getting dark earlier at night.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:40 AM (iQIUe)

182 It's really dark out. And it is a clear nite/morn, too. And as much as I appreciate an extra hour of sleep, I prefer it not getting dark earlier at night.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 08:40 AM (iQIUe)




Pssst.  The extra hour comes tomorrow morning.  Officially.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 03:42 AM (JO9+V)

183 Don't forget if your in Detroit tonight, can't buy gas in cans and its Angles night as you all know, we don't want the city burned down!

Posted by: Colin at October 31, 2015 03:42 AM (0bEpn)

184 Angles night. That a commentary on the intersections, or the rare and exotic Angle-Saxons?

When in Detroit, always play the Angles.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 03:43 AM (xq1UY)

185 "External means." Anyone would believe a bomb. " Bomb. SAM. Airplane fuselage did not come apart of it's own volition.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 03:45 AM (AgHOl)

186 Sorry, Angels night, misplaced the "e"

Posted by: Colin at October 31, 2015 03:45 AM (0bEpn)

187 Pssst. The extra hour comes tomorrow morning. Officially. Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 08:42 AM (JO9+V) ========= Pssst. I knew that.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 03:47 AM (iQIUe)

188 It was probably a spark in the center fuselage fuel tank.  Either that or a gremlin on the wing tearing the skin off.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 03:48 AM (JO9+V)

189 Greetings, d'artists. Amsterdam sounds like fun, Krak. Been to any "coffee shops" yet?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2015 03:48 AM (LUgeY)

190 @190 Sure. That's what makes it funny. Puns are no longer the lowest form.

For my part, I'd be perfectly willing to believe a wing could just fall off an Airbus.
Or an engine maintained by a contractor in an antique land could put a compressor disk right out the side. 

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 03:49 AM (xq1UY)

191 128 London - one meal: Bombay Brasserie. Posted by: goatexchange at October 31, 2015 08:07 AM (Nd4YY) Oh, God! Bombay Brasserie! PTSD! The worst thing I ever put in my mouth: "bitter gourd."

Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 03:50 AM (c+gwp)

192 Best English restaurant ever? Arie's London Grill, Plainwell Michigan.
It's closed now, and yes, I'm terribly provincial.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 03:53 AM (xq1UY)

193 You don't even want know  the worst thing I've placed into my mouth.

Posted by: Huma, She of the MB at October 31, 2015 03:54 AM (22uju)

194 You probably all heard that Hillary was interrupted by the Black Lives Matter! crowd...She of course agrees with them, and does what you'd expect.  Almost like they were expected, and she had rehearsed the interruption.

Posted by: Colin at October 31, 2015 03:55 AM (0bEpn)

195 "It was probably a spark in the center fuselage fuel tank." Highly unlikely but always fun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 03:56 AM (AgHOl)

196 I've heard that in London they have some of those Scottish restaurants. MacDonald's? Worth checking out, I would think.

Posted by: [/i]Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 31, 2015 03:56 AM (k9qR4)

197 Weird detail but one of my most prominent memories of the Rijks Museum was how many different artists put the same drinking glasses in their works. These were little cylinders with the bottom exterior covered in little Dalek bumps (for her pleasure). Maybe it's just me but I got frustrated that nobody could tell me anything about those glasses. Were they from a local bar where all the arty types hung out? Was this a common design so familiar that nobody gave it any thought? Did a craftsman engage in the first overt act of product placement in a media campaign?

Posted by: Epobirs at October 31, 2015 03:57 AM (IdCqF)

198 I'm thinking Margaret Cho was in even less demand as a 'sex worker' than as a 'comic.' Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 08:28 AM (oVJmc) Yup...she's not funny. Fat and greasy, yes. But funny, no.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 31, 2015 03:57 AM (ej1L0)

199 20 After about an hour of looking, we went past a slab that made me stop and my jaw drop. 'Pollack' I muttered to the salesperson. She nodded her head in agreement. It was the highest tier, the most expensive slab in the building at around $50, 000 dollars. But it looked exactly as you would expect a Pollack painting to look and was even given that name on the tab. Which has made me wonder since, whether JP had exposure to granite and incorporated that 'look' into his paintings or it was just a total accident. Posted by: se pa moron at October 31, 2015 06:27 AM (7v/r5) When I was in college, I took an Introduction to Art History course. It was a survey course intended for non-majors, and was not difficult. It was the kind of class that anybody who showed up and could fog a mirror could get a C. I loved it. It covered everything from prehistoric cave paintings to modern art. Since I mostly farted around in college and dropped out after two years, I look back on it as perhaps the single best class I took. I certainly appreciate art much more than I would have had I not taken it. Anyway, the teacher told us a story from when she was an art major in college. She was unimpressed with Pollock and thought that anybody could throw paint on a canvas. She described putting a big canvas on the floor of a studio, donning coveralls, and proceeding to sling buckets of paint. She said that the result was total crap and looked nothing like a Pollock painting. She said she gained respect for him and his "technique".

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 03:57 AM (sdi6R)

200 "The Great Fortress' An Upper Room Daily Devotional The words to "A Mighty Fortress" were written by Martin Luther. On October 31 ,1517 Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. I hope that there are some German who will really this date. The devotional is by a young man-a survivor of cancer, not about Luther.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 04:01 AM (No/ki)

201 There are some people who just have that thing... where they just look at something and know it's not right and this (fluffs scarf, moves two flowers around, pushes chair two feet to the left) would be better. I, alas, do not have that thing.

Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 04:02 AM (c+gwp)

202 Halloween is celebrated, kinda, in the far anime future.

https://youtu.be/jQAxQi7-9XM

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 04:03 AM (fD00r)

203 Pyrotechnics cause fire in Disco 27 killed....I guess they never heard of that tragedy in RI

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 04:04 AM (gf8BH)

204 FWIW, Debka. com website reporting this Russian airline was shot down by a missile by ISIS in retaliation for Russian buildup in Syria,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 04:04 AM (No/ki)

205 She said that the result was total crap and looked nothing like a Pollock painting. She said she gained respect for him and his "technique". *** So you could say that Pollock art is sort of like playing the accordian? Not exactly highbrow but it still takes some talent to do it well.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 04:04 AM (mvenn)

206 FWIW, Debka. com website reporting this Russian airline was shot down by a missile by ISIS in retaliation for Russian buildup in Syria, Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 09:04 AM (No/ki) I 'Doubt" it....I would think the Plane was to high already for any shoulder type surface to air missile to shoot it down and I am not aware that ISIS in the Sinai has a more sophisticated missile in their possession but who knows

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 04:06 AM (gf8BH)

207 My money is on the gremlin tearing the skin off the wing and futzing around with the engine mechanicals.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 04:07 AM (JO9+V)

208 Debka's usually cutting edge on the crackpot theories.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 31, 2015 04:07 AM (oVJmc)

209 Last time I was in London was in July, ate at an Italian restaurant called Sartoria Bar Ristorante, 20 Savile Row W15 3PR. Very, very good, not cheap but not overly pricy like most fine restaurants in London.

Posted by: flmomof4 at October 31, 2015 04:07 AM (bEXWJ)

210 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2015 04:07 AM (KCxzN)

211 Detroit! http://preview.tinyurl.com/nzo27kb Our heroic comrades of Detroit have managed to keep the number of fires under 100 for the last three years. Curfew, no Halloween trick or treat for our beloved children. No carrying of containers of gasoline. If only there was a law about burning down abandoned buildings without a permit or something. Nothing says progress like a city full of abandoned derelict half burned out buildings. Detroit! should go the full Burn. A one night conflagration and burn down all 50,000 abandoned buildings. Bulldoze the rubble and union truck drivers could haul it all the the landfill. Call it urban renewal, or beautification, or creative destruction.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at October 31, 2015 04:08 AM (LA2VP)

212
Debka.com is the kosher Infowars and about as reliable.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 04:11 AM (kdS6q)

213 @201 I once heard a museum docent hold forth at some length about those Dutch glasses. The hobnail bumps may be to help hold on to the glass. There is a trick to getting them to stick without the hot glass breaking, but it's not as big a trick as making an actual handle. Dutch, of course, were really big in early glass making; can't remember if they had to invent them to hold the gin, or invented the gin to fill up the glasses...

The Dutch also invented the "tumbler," a glass with a round bottom that you can't set down, so sea captains could offer a visitor one drink without taking the chance he'd hang around too long.

Remember when PJ edited Lampoon, and they had the recurring meme of the Dutch plots to take over the world? There are people in Ohio who believe that. On the old frontier, Dutch and Scots (not Scots-Irish, everybody loves or hates them) were competitors, and did not hit it off too well.

The worst thing you can call an ex-German Ohioan is "hard headed Dutchman."

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 04:12 AM (xq1UY)

214 Debka.com is the kosher Infowars and about as reliable. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 09:11 AM (kdS6q) Fro the record the article on Debka basically said IF with a big IF it was shot down by ISIS it was in retaliation for Russian activity in Syria..IF...NOT that it was shot down

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 04:12 AM (gf8BH)

215 A Mighty Fortress was always one of my favorites. I remember the choir director at my church yelling "Sing with more power!" He had to really yell to be heard over the massive organ. Three... two... one...

Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 04:12 AM (c+gwp)

216 And in honor of Martin Luther (who had a number of personality warts, of course, but -IMO- I'm sound ideas about corruption in the church) Im reposting the story of the "Brave german woman" video about the Atheist turned Christian Heidi Mund who several years ago protested against the Muslim call to Prayer being given in a German Church: http://tinyurl.com/ouzhk2q I pray there is a revival of both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism in Germany:

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 04:12 AM (No/ki)

217 @207 Could be worse. Band could have had Marshalls.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 04:15 AM (xq1UY)

218
Ah HA The Federalist!  Got the scoop first!:

In Brazil, three women have defied traditional mores by celebrating a polyamorous civil union. The trio, who reportedly have shared a bed for years and say they want to raise a child, took an oath of love in early October in the presence of Rio de Janeiro notary public Fernanda de Freitas Leitao. "This union is not just symbolic," because it defines "how they intend to have children," attorney Leitao said.

The union is not a formal marriage, because under Brazilian law that would be bigamy. Neither are they automatically allowed to declare joint income or join a healthcare plan for spouses.

The arrangements is based on a Supreme Court ruling that in 2011 authorized notary publics to hold civil union ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples. According to Leitao, "all the principles and fundamentals" of that ruling "can also be applied to polyamorous relationships."

news.yahoo.com/brazilian-female-trio-hitched-021426110.html

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 04:16 AM (kdS6q)

219 My money is on the gremlin tearing the skin off the wing and futzing around with the engine mechanicals. Like this? www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO776k3vH5M

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2015 04:18 AM (LUgeY)

220 how they intend to have children" Ahem. Science may have something to say about that...

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at October 31, 2015 04:20 AM (C9pBZ)

221 215 Our heroic comrades of Detroit have managed to keep the number of fires under 100 for the last three years. Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at October 31, 2015 09:08 AM (LA2VP) That's because there's only like 100 people left in Detroit, isn't it?

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 04:20 AM (sdi6R)

222 Amster, amster, dam dam dam. Amster, amster, dam dam dam. They all went down to Amsterdam. We actually felt very scandalous and cheeky singing that.

Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 04:21 AM (c+gwp)

223 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 08:17 AM (mvenn) Bought, look forward to reading it!

Posted by: FCF at October 31, 2015 04:22 AM (kejii)

224 Has any thinktank done a study of what happened when urban renewal was a thing and public housing projects were torn down. What happened then, or are those areas just vacant and abandoned now?

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at October 31, 2015 04:23 AM (LA2VP)

225 We actually felt very scandalous and cheeky singing that.
Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 09:21 AM (c+gwp)

Naughty, naughty, word word word

Posted by: IrishEi at October 31, 2015 04:23 AM (E6RIJ)

226 Seamus Muldoon re: book.  You did notify Oregon Muse about it for the book thread?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 04:24 AM (fD00r)

227 It's possible to find decent food in London. And if you don't like how your steak is done, just send it back and they'll boil it a little longer.

Posted by: ericinva at October 31, 2015 04:25 AM (ChGIS)

228 https://tinyurl.com/qzt4ctj http://theoatmeal.com/misc/frame/cat_kill The science is settled.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 04:27 AM (sdi6R)

229 found this comment re the Russian crash:

"Some locals went out for a walk in the desert this night and decided to kill some Russians and start world war III. At this point, what difference does it make?"

I might as well get the narrative straight right now before a video slandering the prophet surfaces


I wonder where he learned such bitterness?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 04:27 AM (3pRHP)

230 She described putting a big canvas on the floor of a studio, donning coveralls, and proceeding to sling buckets of paint. She said that the result was total crap and looked nothing like a Pollock painting. She said she gained respect for him and his "technique". Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 08:57 AM (sdi6R) ========== I never took an art history class. I didnt even know what it meant. But now I really enjoy art and art history. I really like some of Rothko's painting. Thought I could do one and actually found lots of blogs of people trying to do it. No, it's difficult. If you look closely at those bands of color, they are very complicated. As to Pollack, we hd a small one in my university art museum and I thought it was great.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 04:29 AM (iQIUe)

231 My money is on the gremlin tearing the skin off the wing and futzing around with the engine mechanicals.

>>>



Like this?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO776k3vH5M


>>>


Uh, not exactly.  Shindig?

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 31, 2015 04:29 AM (JO9+V)

232 "No modern airliner just 'pops.' Just don't happen. It doesn't."

Rare but can happen. 747SR in Japan, incompetently repaired (by Boeing!) after a heavy tailstrike, on a subsequent flight the rear pressure bulkhead blew, destroyed the empennage flight controls, ugly consequences followed.

The Russian bird is rumored to have had a tailstrike in its operating history.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 04:30 AM (noWW6)

233 Egyptian army has been battling ISIS in the Sinai. The Egyptians have it tough. Oh, and rickl, when I win PB tonight and set up my rural art retreat, you can come stay...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 04:31 AM (iQIUe)

234 Check tripadvisor for London's foodspots. I'm usually staying in the Mayfair region, but everything is easy to walk to. Fish & Chips - Baileys. I've always wanted to try Gordon Ramsey's restaurant, but cringed at the thought. It has decent review tho. I went in search of a down home "British" restaurant once, and cannot remember for the life of me the name, but it was "downstairs" and served your typical meat pies and such. Was really good, and cheap.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 31, 2015 04:31 AM (qCMvj)

235 Watch: Peter Greenaway's 'Nightwatching' Period.

Posted by: ouch at October 31, 2015 04:32 AM (40IrJ)

236 Lots of nice restarants in London. It's a real foodie city. I wd stick with pub food which is great and more affordable.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 04:33 AM (iQIUe)

237 Whoever it is who admitted to paying real money for Margaret Cho's company will never be able to show his face in public again

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 31, 2015 04:33 AM (D61gk)

238 Right now all throughout San Francisco, hundreds of little boys are telling their progressive, bored, upper middle class mothers, "But mom! I wanna be an astronaut! Do I really have to go as Caitlyn? All the other kids will laugh at me!" "Shut up dear. Do you really want to embarrass mommy? The Joneses are so smug about their transgender son-er-daughter. Now hold still, I'm blending the eyeshadow... Don't worry about the other children. If they persecute you for who you are, I'll sue their parents for being accessories to a hate crime." The new normal

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 31, 2015 04:35 AM (jRs7b)

239 Richard Branson Oct 29 Why are Norway reoffending rates low? They treat prisoners as humans with rights & potential ========== Fine. You can promise all US prisoners jobs at Virgin when they get out of the joint.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 04:36 AM (iQIUe)

240 thing with Pollock is his works are basically fractals done free hand. don't make them great, just an oddity.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 31, 2015 04:37 AM (Cq0oW)

241 JAL did the repair to that 747 and did not follow the Boeing instructions.  JAL used a single row of rivets on the patch instead of the double row required per Boeing.  And after many pressurization cycles micro-fractures developed.  And then combined and *boom*  Blew the entire vertical stabilizer off except for a nub.

https://youtu.be/87korQMhDzE

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 04:37 AM (fD00r)

242 "Has any thinktank done a study of what happened when urban renewal was a thing and public housing projects were torn down. What happened then, or are those areas just vacant and abandoned now?"

In the vast majority of instances that I know of, housing projects were demolished because they were in already slowly gentrifying areas, and politically connected developers smelled money, and used their crony pols to obtain below market rate land.

The inhabitants of the projects got very irate. Hey, WE were living there. That was OUR place. How DARE they take it away from us!

So in other words, the inhabitants were accustomed to having the government take away someone else's honestly earned money to give them free housing, and then became indignant when the government later decided to take away their free housing so that yet another someone could dishonestly make money.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 04:39 AM (noWW6)

243 Beautiful until the Muzzards blow it up for not being inspired by Allah!

Posted by: ronnoyfb at October 31, 2015 04:40 AM (JJOFi)

244 I did the drag thing one year in college--I went as a buddy's mom.  Loud housecoat, wig, fuzzy pink slippers and matching curlers, green mud mask and a wooden rolling pin.  Didn't shave, either....

Posted by: Jenk at October 31, 2015 04:41 AM (OtryE)

245 245 JAL did the repair to that 747 and did not follow the Boeing instructions. JAL used a single row of rivets on the patch instead of the double row required per Boeing. And after many pressurization cycles micro-fractures developed. And then combined and *boom* Blew the entire vertical stabilizer off except for a nub. https://youtu.be/87korQMhDzE Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 09:37 AM (fD00r) What is really incredible is that there were four survivors out of more than 500 on board, and there would have been more if the authorities hadn't decided to wait until morning to reach the crash site. I guess they just assumed that everybody had been killed on impact.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 04:41 AM (sdi6R)

246 http://is.gd/nwwLys London street food guide

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 31, 2015 04:41 AM (Cq0oW)

247 The science is settled.
Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 09:27 AM (sdi6R)


BS article, no actual facts presented, and cats from a shelter are notoriously stressed.  Idiot writer probably can't keep and aspidistra alive and collects staplers.
Having vapors over "little predators" forgets who he walks among every time he goes down to the store.

Cats are neurotic and obsessed with position within their community.  They are ambush predators and fairly delicate.  They have to rely on speed, wariness and intimidation to succeed.  They also creche their kittens so they act in large, loose prides to allow the momma cats to do extended hunts.
In controlled, safe environments they flower.


Terry Pratchett talked about "Cat Chess", where the neighborhood cats sit around in a widely dispersed pattern ostensibly ignoring each other, but carefully positioned so they can see each other.  I didn't believe it until I got my own back yard and watched the cats do exactly that.  They do that to me too, when I am working in the house.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 04:42 AM (3pRHP)

248 What is really incredible is that there were four survivors out of more than 500 on board, and there would have been more if the authorities hadn't decided to wait until morning to reach the crash site. I guess they just assumed that everybody had been killed on impact. Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 09:41 AM (sdi6R) ========= Was there a danger in going immediately? Though crime sites shd be examined during daylight (I assume the same applies to crash sites) you also need to protect the site.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 04:45 AM (iQIUe)

249 As to Pollack, we hd a small one in my university art museum and I thought it was great.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 09:29 AM (iQIUe)


************


Probably falling apart now. Pollack had no clue about materials. Curators are scrambling to try to preserve them.


I think it just goes to the poverty of his "art." You gotta know the rules before you break them, if you want to be taken seriously.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at October 31, 2015 04:46 AM (yxw0r)

250 King Crimson from 1974 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqkr7vjiPGg The Night Watch

Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2015 04:46 AM (DFSWT)

251 Lefties always scream it x happens the world will end, but Americans I am convinced would take those jobs just as they would constitution jobs and I think all it would have taken to do it was something like the e - file registration. Make everyone stop hiring illegals. Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 07:34 AM (gE2Li) Simpler than that: don't allow employers to write off wages paid to a not matching SSN/name, and when there are two identical SSNs used in different returns hold the return until one of them claimants for the ID can produce actual proof. Posted by: Kindltot a The functional mechanism could require the e-verify return hash on the 941/W-3 submittal. The hash would be unique to the SSN and the employer EIN.

Posted by: Your new speaker, bitches at October 31, 2015 04:48 AM (ztOda)

252 How many people paid Margeret Cho for a Bj, just to shut her up?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 04:48 AM (xInes)

253 Cho job?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 31, 2015 04:49 AM (Cq0oW)

254 Israeli fighter jets penetrated Syrian airspace and attacked numerous Hezbollah targets in the South of Syria, according to Syrian media Saturday. Estimated targets included a weapons convoy destined for Hezbollah fighters traveling through Syria. According to reports, up to a dozen Israeli war planes conducted the mission close to the Lebenon-Syria border in the Qalamoun Mountains region. Defense officials declined to comment on the report. This would be the first attack attributed to Israel since Russia began operating in the area.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 04:51 AM (gf8BH)

255 maybe she did a lot of fetish work, so it was all Cho toes

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 31, 2015 04:52 AM (Cq0oW)

256 If I had to swing the mop every morning at the gloryhole for less than minimum wage, I'd be embarrassed about it.

Posted by: Your new speaker, bitches at October 31, 2015 04:53 AM (ztOda)

257 interesting. Israel needs to contain Hezbollah before they can consider attacking Iran.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 31, 2015 04:54 AM (Cq0oW)

258 I 'Doubt" it....I would think the Plane was to high already for any shoulder type surface to air missile to shoot it down and I am not aware that ISIS in the Sinai has a more sophisticated missile in their possession but who knows Posted by: Nevergiveup

Yes, I think the slant - height for most ManPads  is about 10,000 feet.  They also might not be big enough to bring down and airliner.  Most are IR homers and would hit an engine.  And the warheads are small  (~10 lb).

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 31, 2015 04:56 AM (+1T7c)

259 Watching second episode of the 1967 The Prisoner tv series. The first ep piqued my interest, I'm hoping the rest live up to their potential.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2015 04:56 AM (2cS/G)

260 JAL Flt 123 747SR impacted into a mountainous region near Mt. Fuji.  It was also a bit remote.  So you as the rescue commander have to decide do risk more deaths when the chances are very slim anyone survived the crash.  What was it a decade ago in the lower 48 a mountain rescue that went bad in daylight as a rescue Blackhawk crashed.

Eastern Flt 401 crash in the Everglades, many survived the crash because the L-1011 impacted almost level.  Only to drown in a few inches of swamp water while locked in their seats.  And when helicopters responded that night, their down-wash actually turned metal bits of the plane that were lying atop the mud and water into shrapnel.

In Peru I think it was, a B-737 crashed in the wilderness.  And as wounded people from the plane tried to survive, the locals showed up and started to strip the wreckage while ignoring them.  One of the pieces looted was the FDR.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 04:58 AM (fD00r)

261 Progressive mom to the son she's grooming: "Because of the efforts of activists like me, when you grow up you'll be able to legally marry another woman. One as wonderful as mommy. You're welcome."

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 31, 2015 04:58 AM (jRs7b)

262 Sorry, left my ONT sock on

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2015 04:58 AM (ztOda)

263 There's a chain of upscale restaurants in England called Brown's that's never failed me. I've been to one in central London once, and the one in West India Quay a bunch of times. Excellent food. http://www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/

Posted by: ericinva at October 31, 2015 05:03 AM (ChGIS)

264 I cant find it now, but a writer on twitter posted a photo of herself hanging head first out a car window. It was suppose to represent the death of Pollack where his female passenger was killed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 05:04 AM (iQIUe)

265 Damn barely been asleep long at all and there's a bad plane crash. Yikes.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 31, 2015 05:04 AM (4ErVI)

266 Al Molinaro dies at 96. Known for Happy Days and a Weezer video. Ehh there's worse ways to make a living.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 31, 2015 05:06 AM (4ErVI)

267 My first painting is going to be an homage to Ophelia where she is floating amidst flowers dead in a pond. I will call it Death Of An Ewok. I'll have wild flowers in Ace's fur. He'll look lovely.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 05:07 AM (iQIUe)

268 Nood.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:07 AM (t5zYU)

269 I was in the Rijks one time, a cold winter morning, few people there, and stayed in that room for almost an hour, while a few other visitors wandered in and out. I was halfway through Simon Schama's "Rembrandt's Eyes" when there. Afterward, I went to see the Vermeers, then the furniture collections. Then it was over to the Van Gogh. A beautiful day for me in Amsterdam, traveling alone.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at October 31, 2015 05:08 AM (U6f54)

270 253 Probably falling apart now. Pollack had no clue about materials. Curators are scrambling to try to preserve them. I think it just goes to the poverty of his "art." You gotta know the rules before you break them, if you want to be taken seriously. Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at October 31, 2015 09:46 AM (yxw0r) To be fair, I've read that Norman Rockwell's paintings are also deteriorating. I don't remember whether it's the watercolors or the paper (or canvas?). Those 30,000 year old cave paintings will probably outlast them all.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 05:09 AM (sdi6R)

271 That said, the propensity of modern artists to literally throw trash on a floor, or to present bodily excretions up for public Con artists are artists. That's why they're called that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 05:10 AM (zc3Db)

272 I know that "serious" art aficionados look down their noses at him, but in my opinion, Norman Rockwell was the greatest American artist of the 20th Century, period.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 05:12 AM (sdi6R)

273 I like Rockwell. One of my favorites is the boy and his mother saying grace in a crowded cafe. And the one of the Italian girl also saying grace wearing a GI coat. And I'm not even religious. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 05:19 AM (iQIUe)

274 I also like the one of the little black girl walking to school surrounded by big US Marshals.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 05:20 AM (iQIUe)

275 Ah, yes - our so-called modern art. It mostly reminds me of a couple kids back behind the barn giggling over some dirty pictures that they'd found.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at October 31, 2015 05:24 AM (TqyFL)

276 Bought, look forward to reading it! Posted by: FCF at October 31, 2015 09:22 AM (kejii) **** Thanks! Let me know if the graphics (2 maps) work on your device. It's been a real struggle getting the formatting right. Enjoy!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 05:36 AM (mvenn)

277 Seamus Muldoon re: book. You did notify Oregon Muse about it for the book thread? Posted by: Anna Puma **** Yes. Thanks for asking

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 31, 2015 05:37 AM (mvenn)

278 Art started to die with the Impressionists, who produced some lovely paintings but shifted the focus from "how can I present this image to an audience" to "here are my feelings."

Art finally died with the Abstract Expressionists of the 50's, when the average person on the street now required a critic to tell him if a work was "good" or "bad"--the removal of the audience from the equation was now complete.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 31, 2015 05:41 AM (B8JRQ)

279 Two words: Spotted Dick.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 31, 2015 05:42 AM (rwI+c)

280 But I will note that the English Breakfast beats anything on the continent.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 31, 2015 05:43 AM (rwI+c)

281 The best eating in London, I've found, is the home-cooked style meals that they serve at Buckingham Palace.

Posted by: Queen Elizabeth at October 31, 2015 05:45 AM (TqyFL)

282 You're soliciting a recommendation for good dining in London? Seriously? 'British' and 'good dining' are not words that go together easily. Having spent time there, I could give you a list of restaurants to avoid if you're interested.

Posted by: Weary Traveler at October 31, 2015 05:52 AM (TqyFL)

283 As for London dining, there's a lot of good places, you just need to check reviews and the menu. I went to the Jugged Hare near the Barbican on Burns Night in 2013 and had haggis. Much better than it sounds, and it reminded me most of loose scrapple with oats instead of cornmeal. My wife had suckling pig there and liked it a lot. Closest tube stop is Barbican, the restaurant is 1-2 blocks east of the station.

Posted by: Hoss Fuentes at October 31, 2015 06:03 AM (cH6vj)

284 The worst thing you can call an ex-German Ohioan is "hard headed Dutchman." Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 31, 2015 09:12 AM (xq1UY) ******************** There are three kinds of Dutchmen: - Amsterdam Dutch - Rotterdam Dutch - Goddam Dutch

Posted by: Late to the party, but I got beer at October 31, 2015 06:06 AM (TqyFL)

285 a friend of mine started an affair with an aging Manic Pixie (she thought it was fun  to stand in front of a No Loitering sign on the ground floor of a residential building, hooting loudly.At night. ("Hey, waittress just off a double shift! Aren't I cool and quirky and transgressive?") She wasn't even drunk.  She recently touted an essay she wrote about how she raised her son to be free of gender norms and how proud she was to see a video of him playing basketball with the guys. He was wearing a dress and nail polish at the time.

Posted by: vivi at October 31, 2015 06:13 AM (11H2y)

286 Morning All. With the lede of a museum, I was..."snore's-ville"! But I'm glad I started wading through. Mrs socalcon and I are planning (well, I am) the long delayed 10th anniversary trip to Paris /London for 10 days April-May 2016-- it'll be the 35th anniversary by then! So please, the insights of experienced travelers are much welcome. Dos and Donts would be helpful-- being a pessimist, more don'ts... thanks is advance and have a wonderful weekend.

Posted by: socalcon at October 31, 2015 06:41 AM (vHlQ5)

287 You toothless hicks do not know what real art is.

Posted by: Andres Serrano at October 31, 2015 06:47 AM (9mTYi)

288 Stayed at the Milestone in Kensington last Christmas. Wanted to dine here, http://www.launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk/ but they were closed for the holidays. Please visit and report back! Did visit here and was very impressed http://www.locandaottoemezzo.org.uk/menu/ Best of all, at the end of the week and longing for bold food https://www.byronhamburgers.com/ Zoot Allures

Posted by: Billy the Mountain at October 31, 2015 06:48 AM (yc73U)

289 But I will note that the English Breakfast beats anything on the continent. Posted by: Grump ----------------------- Oddly, I acquired a taste for kippers at breakfast while there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:50 AM (9mTYi)

290 Posted by: socalcon at October 31, 2015 11:41 AM (vHlQ5) Think about how you are going to deal with jetlag. You are so immersed in history and art in both those cities, you dont have to really go anything but walk. Wear real comfortable shoes already broken in. There are lots of walking tours in the UK, too. And of course all the museums in paris/london are overwhelming. They dont just have a couple of paintings by jo blow but rooms and rooms.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 06:51 AM (iQIUe)

291 Just one meal in London? Easy... Simpsons on the Strand. Right next to Savoy Hotel. Bestest, bestest roast beef in Londinuim. Bestest... . Formerly home to the Chess Club of Great Britain, BTW,. . Oh... and ask the carver for "extra" slices.. and tip him two pounds. Don't forget to tip. That's sooo classy.

Posted by: Arctic Fox at October 31, 2015 06:52 AM (RbfA2)

292 I think it just goes to the poverty of his "art." You gotta know the rules before you break them, if you want to be taken seriously. ---------------- I'm reminded of Frank Lloyd Wright. *genuflects, as required by law* The 'Fallingwater' house is often referred to by the Park Service as 'Fallingdown'. Building a house over a river, "Bold!", but also stupid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:56 AM (9mTYi)

293 Building a house over a river, "Bold!", but also stupid. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 11:56 AM (9mTYi) ========= Yeah, I'd be up every 15 minutes taking a whizz. But all bldgs need upkeep. And the NPS is notorious for not fulfilling their job as custodians of these treasures. It is rife with politics and incompetence.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 07:15 AM (iQIUe)

294 So, you were Rijks rolled in Amsterdam?

Posted by: Advo at October 31, 2015 07:33 AM (7hUS8)

295 london food Seafood: Scotts (on Mount street in Mayfair W1) Game or European classic: Rules (Near theater district old and great) French : le Gavroche, never fails

Posted by: mytralman at October 31, 2015 09:30 AM (tl1zM)

296 Great Artists of the past didn't paint with their hands they painted with there brains and souls. Their hands only applied the inward strokes. Todays "artist" paint with their ass.

Posted by: Edward Cropper at October 31, 2015 10:02 AM (FfyGI)

297 Eating in London: try going to the Burrough Market in Soutwark... lots of things to choose from. Not a sit down restaurant, but there are some there in the market area.

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at October 31, 2015 11:29 AM (aBNwL)

298 Decent fish and chips: http://www.lochfyneseafoodandgrill.co.uk/locations/london-city

Posted by: Patrick Carroll at October 31, 2015 03:06 PM (hoUpO)

299 One meal in London? Bar shu. Great Sichuan.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 03:15 PM (EzgxV)

300 Those 30,000 year old cave paintings will probably outlast them all. Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 10:09 AM (sdi6R) Islamists will be blowing them up within the next 50 years.

Posted by: Patrick Carroll at October 31, 2015 03:21 PM (hoUpO)

301 Been There! Very very nice!

Posted by: torabora at November 01, 2015 03:30 AM (+YIot)

302 @245:
The Japanese engineers did NOT use only one row of rivets when Boeing called for two rows.

They actually used two rows, but one entire row was installed outside the overlap - they MISSED the joint.

Posted by: Sendarius at November 02, 2015 12:20 AM (JJWgc)

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