September 22, 2016

Evening Open Thread
— Ace

I'm exhausted.

I think I'm going to do a half-day tomorrow. I figure I'm going to be up late on Monday with the debate, so I figure I kinda should get a half day off.

Here's a thread idea. Maybe a recurring one.

So the Medical Monitoring thread seems popular. I was thinking: What about a self-improvement thread that's not about fitness and health? Like a thread about projects you've been putting off for years but want to complete. An accountability thread for finally doing something -- learn woodcraft, take up fencing, take up bird-watching, take the wife dancing, whatever it is -- you've long wanted to do but kept finding "better things to do."

If anyone has any ideas like that, maybe mention them here. If there's interest, I can put up this thread every Thursday evening.

Oh, and if you don't like that thread idea: Mitch McConnell and the establishment have sold us out and given the Democrats all they were hoping for in the new CR.

But do tell me how Trump isn't conservative enough and will compromise the unshakable conservative principles of this piece of shit, unscrupulous, donor-servicing organization.

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1 Mitch McConnell and the establishment have sold us out and given the Democrats all they were hoping for in the new CR. Surprise surprise surprise

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 22, 2016 02:57 PM (IqV8l)

2 Glenn Reynolds suspended one month by USA Today.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 02:57 PM (21hN3)

3 The Uniparty sold us out? No way!

Posted by: Afroman at September 22, 2016 02:57 PM (kdxpy)

4 >>>What about a self-improvement thread that's not about fitness and health? Like a thread about projects you've been putting off for years but want to complete.<<<




Like finding a (conservative principle) hill to die on?

Posted by: Bitch McConnell at September 22, 2016 02:58 PM (H9MG5)

5 I fail to see a difference in the republican and democrat controlled Congress.

Posted by: Pepe, the Irredeemable at September 22, 2016 02:59 PM (X/5o4)

6 We're gonna be rich!1! Wait, what?

Posted by: The GOPe at September 22, 2016 03:00 PM (Tyii7)

7 It's a brave new world

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 22, 2016 03:00 PM (6Ll1u)

8 Trump just finished a rally in Chester, PA. I thought he sounded great.

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:00 PM (sdi6R)

9 I've wanted to learn how to play mah jong for years and thought I'd finally sign up for lessons at the Jewish Community Center.

Posted by: nckate at September 22, 2016 03:01 PM (sEmHd)

10 It's a cowardly old world.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 22, 2016 03:01 PM (IqV8l)

11 We can't let the flyover rubes ruin our plans for the New World Oder.

Posted by: The GOPe at September 22, 2016 03:01 PM (Tyii7)

12
I really hate the congressional repubs.  Its all about keeping the gravy train rolling for them and their buddies.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 22, 2016 03:02 PM (ODxAs)

13 I started a dance class, but then Mrs Diogenes found out. Sigh....

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2016 03:02 PM (0tfLf)

14 So if Trump wins the election, what's the over/under on the GOPe Congress voting to impeach him on Jan. 21?

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:02 PM (sdi6R)

15 Evening all. I like the idea of the self improvement thread.

Posted by: Beth M at September 22, 2016 03:03 PM (kiy9d)

16 ace,

I have been keeping myself accountable with lifting weights with Stronglifts 5x5 app.

Have you tried it? I am a life long lifter and this thing is really cool.

Check it out!

Works on iOS and Android. Assuming you have one of those.


Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:03 PM (zu88C)

17 I'm getting both knees replaced next month, does that count? (Kinda had to put that on hold last year, due to a diverticular abscess that decided to come out and play.....)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at September 22, 2016 03:03 PM (Saqzi)

18 When don`t they sell us out. It is who they are.

Posted by: Tyler Mason at September 22, 2016 03:03 PM (8o+5e)

19 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2016 03:03 PM (KCxzN)

20 So...slow day?

Posted by: AD at September 22, 2016 03:03 PM (924j6)

21 I have three chairs I need to finish painting for my kitchen table. I have sort of found a new hobby to replace running. I found I enjoy repurposing furniture. My daughter wants to learn how to play the guitar, and I told her I would take lessons with her. Now, I must find a place to take lessons.

Posted by: no good deed at September 22, 2016 03:04 PM (/O5Ax)

22 Almost as if the GOP hates its own base.

Posted by: Doomed at September 22, 2016 03:04 PM (tO6lk)

23 clowns to the left of me, traitors to the right...

Here I am.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:04 PM (zu88C)

24 I started taking ice skating lessons about a year ago. Living out my childhood dream... Last week I shelled out almost 400 bucks on a new pair of skates, so I guess that says something about my level of commitment.

Posted by: CCC at September 22, 2016 03:04 PM (ZTF1d)

25 17 I'm getting both knees replaced next month, does that count? (Kinda had to put that on hold last year, due to a diverticular abscess that decided to come out and play.....)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at September 22, 2016 08:03 PM (Saqzi)


Oh wow!  Good luck to you!  I've had to have both hips replaced, although not at the same time. 


I wish you a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Tami - Powering through being a Deplorable.[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 03:05 PM (Enq6K)

26 What about a self-improvement thread that's not about fitness and health? Like a thread about projects you've been putting off for years but want to complete. Paying off debt, 11 payments to go. Fix up old car, starting in about 11 months. Fix up yard, starting in about 11 months.

Posted by: Richard Face at September 22, 2016 03:05 PM (T/cxb)

27 I need to finish the needlework pillow I started for my daughter's 4th bday. She's now 23.

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2016 03:05 PM (PaMwv)

28 McConnell is a failure. He needs to be replaced as Senate Majority Leader. Maybe Trump could be a catalyst to this end.

Posted by: Minuteman at September 22, 2016 03:05 PM (f/tWz)

29 Side bets... Lame Duck session of Senate, they take up Obama's Supreme Nomination? After the election... ya know...

Posted by: Don Deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:05 PM (qf6WZ)

30 I fail to see a difference in the republican and democrat controlled Congress. Which is why Trump, basically a third-party candidate as the second party's nominee.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 22, 2016 03:05 PM (6FqZa)

31 Fix my damn socks, starting now.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 22, 2016 03:05 PM (T/cxb)

32 Multiple project cars in various stages of completion, bathroom in need of remodel, front yard dead from drought and just want to get the street-facing part of it back to life, etc. Know how to do all these things, but I'm sitting here typing this instead of rewiring sprinkler valves or installing '65 Mustang window regulators...

Posted by: JEM at September 22, 2016 03:07 PM (TppKb)

33 Sacramento hasits own Alinskyite BLM bloviators working a police shooting with all the usual stand in solidarity foolishness. Sac PD is plenty transparent and was early ti the party with in car cameras that driained the Poleece Brutality swamp in a hurry. Transparency from an Alinskyite means lynch mob.

Posted by: 80's music fan at September 22, 2016 03:07 PM (5Zpn2)

34 Good luck, Theresa! I didn't even know they would do both knees at once.

Posted by: no good deed at September 22, 2016 03:07 PM (/O5Ax)

35 PROJECTS!!!-- ok horde -- I'm in the YAHOO group, i have experience in just about ANYTHING in a house (and more), so hit me with questions in the group email, and I'll answer all I can----pax voviscum

Posted by: rld77 WAY down south at September 22, 2016 03:07 PM (xgOhy)

36 Ace, I very much like the idea of a hobby/self improvement thread. I think we all need to find things to do in our life to make us and our loved ones happy.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:07 PM (xpSCc)

37 Oh wow! Good luck to you! I've had to have both hips replaced, although not at the same time.
I wish you a speedy recovery.
Posted by: Tami -

------

The Bionic Woman

HAWT

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:08 PM (zu88C)

38 Building a Fence at the house... but I screwed up my shoulder Tuesday when I had to do some emergency work on a neighbors Tree so a branch which had split wouldn't hit his cars... He's 77 and was trying to do it himself... So set me back a few days...

Posted by: Don Deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:08 PM (qf6WZ)

39 I've been meaning to win the lottery. I'm not picky, either. I'll settle for a few million, I don't need $200 million. As long as we have enough to pay off the house and have a comfortable retirement, I will be satisfied.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:08 PM (Z56vq)

40 Not really a hobby, but under self-improvement, I'm doing FreeCodeCamp

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:09 PM (Om16U)

41 @29: I wouldn't bet against that. That way if Trump wins the One Word Government people still get to lord it over us.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 22, 2016 03:09 PM (5dOnv)

42 I do CrossFit.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at September 22, 2016 03:09 PM (7qAYi)

43 you can't expect the GOP to produce anything with less than 90 Senators, 300 Congress Critters, the Presidency and 9 SCOTUS Justices

Posted by: sven10077 at September 22, 2016 03:09 PM (SzZnW)

44 The good news is that I expected nothing less from the GOP scum (Lyin' Ryan and Bitch McConnell) in Congress but they still secceeded in dissappointing me! My fear now is that they'll let Barky

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:09 PM (wCEn4)

45 I've always wanted to learn how to make...how should I phrase this...homemade fireworks?

Posted by: Achmed Mohammed Muhamad at September 22, 2016 03:09 PM (VAsIq)

46 The good news is that I expected nothing less from the GOP scum (Lyin' Ryan and Bitch McConnell) in Congress but they still secceeded in dissappointing me! My fear now is that they'll let Barky have his way with the Supreme Court, a lot of evil can be done before 21 Jan!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:10 PM (wCEn4)

47 I'll make efforts to self improve when this country and the feminist status quo stops treating men and boys as sub humans whose only value is as Utilities. There is no point.

Posted by: Pepe, the Irredeemable at September 22, 2016 03:10 PM (X/5o4)

48 I have this personal project to do a short film. It's a meditation on some really fucked up shit I'm dealing with, kinda told as a short monologue. The problem is I want to add some kind of simple animation and I have no idea how to do that. Just moving text and some animated diagrams etc.

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2016 03:10 PM (q177U)

49 +++++++++++++++++++at the very least I Hope pancakes will be involved.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:10 PM (A1MMY)

50 Oh, I downloaded a thing on Kindle to teach myself how to knit. Also, I have a major list of household repairs to tackle. Like, I need to go back and update my list, even, just to know what all I have to do. And with Richard Face -- I have about $4500 in credit card debt to pay off. (I swear, I've had medical bills or car repairs every 6 weeks all year, just keeping me from paying it off.) And my office is a pig sty. I have baskets of odds and ends from last Christmas that I still haven't put away or discarded. Sigh.

Posted by: sunny-dee at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (QAOZh)

51 I've always wanted some stranger on the internet to really teach me--by repeatedly correcting me--the difference between who and whom.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's dream hobby proposal at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (VAsIq)

52 I'm doing FreeCodeCamp
--------
Oh cool. I did the freebie Python course through one of those vendors. Codeacademy I think.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (zu88C)

53 I am shocked-shocked-to find the UniParty selling us out.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (WlGX+)

54 I would also like to remodel both bathrooms. They are stuck in 1992, the year the house was built. Wall paper always sounds like a good idea at the time, until it goes out of style, of course.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (Z56vq)

55 Anything I have to say about Bitch McConnell would get be banned.

Posted by: Infidel at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (8ezJ2)

56 2 Glenn Reynolds suspended one month by USA Today.
So, does that mean that USA Today hate gay marriage advocates? Glenn Reynolds support gay marriage so by todays post modern Laws of OUTRAGE!!!, USA Today is a paper of HATE!!!! Right? or something.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (20X6f)

57 you can't expect the GOP to produce anything with less than 90 Senators, 300 Congress Critters, the Presidency and 9 SCOTUS Justices Posted by: sven10077 at September 22, 2016 08:09 PM (SzZnW) I know we just have to have reasonable expectations!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (wCEn4)

58 When I was in my twenties I was a pro musician, had a decent run. I got out at 34, and didn't touch it again until 98 or so. I retired from real estate in 2009 and now I play music, a lot. It's great. I'm playing at my highest level ever right now, musically speaking. Also, just saw what Trump's Secret Service code name is: Mogul. I wonder what Hillary's is...

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (3myMJ)

59

Man Lets The Cow Killer Wasp Sting His Arm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF-oSVCCqzU

Skip to 9:45 to avoid the over-long build-up and just enjoy this spazz's pain.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 22, 2016 03:11 PM (kdS6q)

60 Thursday night improvement thread?



Orgasms  and how to make you partner's better?

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 03:12 PM (NbJXF)

61 1. Fuck that backstabbing POS Bitch McConnell. He is just another symptom of the disease that is Gomorrah on the Potomac. 2. I like the self-improvement thread idea. I think it would be good to hear about what other Morons are thinking in this regard and could provide motivation or at least inspiration for others.

Posted by: Insomniac - Irredeemably Deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:12 PM (0mRoj)

62 57 Posted by: Hrothgar at September 22, 2016 08:11 PM (wCEn4)

If we just cave on this ONE more thing the left is doomed!

//Champion Spelunker Mooch MacDonald

Posted by: sven10077 at September 22, 2016 03:12 PM (SzZnW)

63 they had to get that CR passed before the election. it is known.

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 03:12 PM (U0lQa)

64 @60

I like that.  My goat has been very moody lately

Posted by: The Goat fucker, Mohamad at September 22, 2016 03:12 PM (NbJXF)

65 If Bill Belichik somehow pulls off a win tonight I'm suspending Tom Brady for 40 games, taking away every future draft pick, and fining the team eleventy billion dollars, for obviously cheating!!!!!

Posted by: Roger Goodell's deflated balls at September 22, 2016 03:12 PM (H9MG5)

66 The Bionic Woman

HAWT

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at September 22, 2016 08:08 PM (zu88C)


Yeah, they'd never done it on someone who was 29.



Wut?  If ace can be, so can I.



Posted by: Tami - Powering through being a Deplorable.[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 03:12 PM (Enq6K)

67 McConell should be ousted, but Can it happen?

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:13 PM (A1MMY)

68
Orgasms and how to make you partner's better?

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Cosmo's 3000 volume Compendium

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:13 PM (zu88C)

69 The GOPe.....never has so little been accomplished by those given so much. Boner, Ryan, Turkey Neck, McStain. Shameless opportunists and apparatchiks. May God have mercy on their souls.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 22, 2016 03:13 PM (ej1L0)

70 A) I have to pack B) The spending bill upsets me so much I don't want to say anything that would get me into trouble C) I'm Hungry D) I'm Hungry later

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (Ozsfq)

71 Trump - Mogul Melania - Muse Pence - Hoosier Bubba - Eagle Killery - Evergreen Chelsea - Energy (energy?) Gore was Sundance

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (WlGX+)

72 *self censored*

Posted by: Evil libertarian on a roof top at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (miIc6)

73 Fix my damn socks, starting now. +++ Darn it all to heck!

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (U0lQa)

74 I'm already working on grad school, so I've got that self improvement kick going on. I should pick up the mandolin or violin again. *looks over to corner*

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (FYrz1)

75 I've heard George Will say on several occasions that the American people don't really want smaller government and the proof of that is that small government people don't get elected.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (IqV8l)

76 Self-improvement? Oy. I didn't get arrested today?

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (sdi6R)

77 Also, just saw what Trump's Secret Service code name is: Mogul. I wonder what Hillary's is... Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 08:11 PM (3myMJ) Bitchy McBitchface?

Posted by: Don Deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (qf6WZ)

78 Mogul.

I wonder what Hillary's is...

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 08:11 PM (3myMJ)


One shoe

Posted by: Tami - Powering through being a Deplorable.[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 03:14 PM (Enq6K)

79 The self-improvement concept sounds like a winner, but right now I can't think of anything that I need to improve!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:15 PM (wCEn4)

80 36 Ace, I very much like the idea of a hobby/self improvement thread. I think we all need to find things to do in our life to make us and our loved ones happy. Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 08:07 PM (xpSCc) I second that!! I researching and writing kid's books (5th grade and up) on WWII Eastern Europe. The paragraphs in the history books keep getting smaller and smaller on WWII, so I thought some fictional stories that have some actual truths in them might be a way to sneak some learning into the kids. Pipe dream I know, but hey, it's something.

Posted by: Moki at September 22, 2016 03:15 PM (VnCI9)

81 Hillary's SS code name is Evergreen. Green, like the goo she spit up in Cleveland.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:16 PM (WlGX+)

82 Are we rioting tonight?

Posted by: Drill Thrawl at September 22, 2016 03:16 PM (DN9jO)

83 Stupid demonstrators saying a rubber bullet killed the guy last night.



So the gun shot noise we heard last night on TV was just a back firing car, yeah that's it.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 03:16 PM (NbJXF)

84 77 Also, just saw what Trump's Secret Service code name is: Mogul. I wonder what Hillary's is... Chubby

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:16 PM (Z56vq)

85 Glenn Reynolds suspended one month by USA Today. Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 07:57 PM (21hN3) Damn. Another thing i can't boycott because i already am.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 03:17 PM (p/O/l)

86 71 Trump - Mogul Melania - Muse Pence - Hoosier Bubba - Eagle Killery - Evergreen Chelsea - Energy (energy?) Gore was Sundance ---------- Ivanka is Marvel (just got it today per Daily Mail)

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:17 PM (Om16U)

87 I've always wanted to know how much wood I could chuck.

Posted by: Woodchuck at September 22, 2016 03:17 PM (VAsIq)

88 Posted by: sven10077 at September 22, 2016 08:12 PM (SzZnW) We'll show those troublesome conservatives how real leaders of an opposition party deal with those in power!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:17 PM (wCEn4)

89 I pine for the days when Hillary would spruce herself up a bit, perhaps wearing a fir.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:17 PM (WlGX+)

90 ". . . take the wife dancing, . . ." ace, I think you're a romantic at heart.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:17 PM (xpSCc)

91 Ivanka is Ms. Marvel? 

Cool

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 22, 2016 03:17 PM (QflKB)

92 McConell should be ousted, but Can it happen If the Dims win the Senate

Posted by: Jean at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (ngn8T)

93 ALH when I first moved into my home, ducks, hearts and pinkish carpet for the No Win... no idea what they were thinking

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (A1MMY)

94 82 Are we rioting tonight?

Posted by: Drill Thrawl at September 22, 2016 08:16 PM (DN9jO)

NO.  More cops and national guard than demonstrators tonight.  Words out, no shit going down tonight.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (NbJXF)

95 Mitch McConnell and the establishment have sold us out and given the Democrats all they were hoping for in the new CR.

Thanks Kentucky.

Posted by: The Moll at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (xLZWH)

96 28 McConnell is a failure. He needs to be replaced as Senate Majority Leader. Maybe Trump could be a catalyst to this end.

Posted by: Minuteman at September 22, 2016 08:05 PM (f/tWz)

++++

Au contraire. He is a stunning success in the eyes of his constituency. No, not the ones in Kentucky. I mean the ones in DC. Someone has to be the tip of the spear when it comes to selling out the base. See, all those other GOP weasels need someone to blame. McConnell gives them that. They are just following the leadership like the good little "conservatives" they are.

He will have no serious competition for the top spot. His people know a good thing when they have it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (R+30W)

97 87 I've always wanted to know how much wood I could chuck. Posted by: Woodchuck at September 22, 2016 08:17 PM (VAsIq) Assuming you could chuck wood, that is.

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (sdi6R)

98 I volunteer some for the TVRM (Tennessee Valley RR Museum) when I have the time in Chattanooga and Etowah. They run excursion trains daily and are some dedicated railroaders. I learned quickly that just because you aren`t getting paid dosen`t mean you get a plush assignment. My first gig was parking attendant in a lime green reflective vest in a steady rain on a foggy Saturday morning but it didn`t matter, the reward was all the same...I was part of the team.

Posted by: Tyler Mason at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (8o+5e)

99 Finish the book, that's my to-do list in total.

Posted by: zeera at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (giJZj)

100 I wonder what Hillary's is... Chubby Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 08:16 PM (Z56vq) Crosseyes Parkinson

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (wCEn4)

101 Jean, lol, go figure!

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:18 PM (A1MMY)

102 I really like the idea for a self-improvement thread. How about a thread on what lost skills we should be teaching kids or learning ourselves? I've started teaching myself piano on the keyboard I bought for my kid. The lessons didn't take for her, but I'm enjoying it. I've also got a knitting project that's been hibernating for about 4 years. Need to finish it, but math is involved.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at September 22, 2016 03:19 PM (hYNPr)

103 Ivanka is Marvel (just got it today per Daily Mail) Cool, we were conjecturing about that just the other day, and Google searches still said Ivanka's was "undisclosed." She's a Marvel all right. So the Clintoons got "E" names and the Trumps get "M's"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:19 PM (WlGX+)

104 Hey ace, take half of tomorrow off, you've earned it! Hmmm, I do need to clean this desk off. Woulda taken up crew (8-man boats) but the wife was meh on it. Need to get back into road biking. Keep meaning to get the language thing going again, mainly Russian, but keep starting/stopping. So easy now to watch Ruskin TV and films online. I do have 5 Mosin Nagant rifles I need to "re-arsenal" (reshellac the stocks, try to clean up the barrels).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2016 03:19 PM (QDnY+)

105 Ahm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see!
Get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see!

And when I kill all the whities I see

The white man he won't bother me!

Ahm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see!

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:19 PM (zu88C)

106 @54 ALH at September 22, 2016 08:11 PM Ceramic tile, or melamine board are probably best bets. Wallpaper often has problems due to humidity.

Posted by: rld77 WAY down south at September 22, 2016 03:20 PM (xgOhy)

107 59 Man Lets The Cow Killer Wasp Sting His Arm www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF-oSVCCqzU Skip to 9:45 to avoid the over-long build-up and just enjoy this spazz's pain. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 22, 2016 08:11 PM (kdS6q) Same people try to avoid getting stung. This guy's nuts.

Posted by: Insomniac - Irredeemably Deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:20 PM (0mRoj)

108 Sane people. Damn autocucumber.

Posted by: Insomniac - Irredeemably Deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:20 PM (0mRoj)

109 I wonder what Hillary's is... Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 08:11 PM Amblyopia

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2016 03:20 PM (KCxzN)

110 I've been wanting to learn Spanish because a) I'm in Texas and b) having a Latina girlfriend would be awesome. I have the discs in the car, I have the books, but actually doing it? Different story altogether.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 03:21 PM (p/O/l)

111 I can put up awesome pics of how I've neglected my hideous yard for years, then busted my ass putting in a gorgeous slate patio and zoysia sod lawn for a miraculous transformation

Posted by: ConantheLibertarian at September 22, 2016 03:21 PM (r8Kcu)

112 93 ALH when I first moved into my home, ducks, hearts and pinkish carpet for the No Win... no idea what they were thinking Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 08:18 PM (A1MMY) They probably watched all those Theme decorating shows on HGTV. Decorate the bathroom like you're living in a beach house 500 miles from the shore.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:21 PM (Z56vq)

113 For Hrothgar http://bit.ly/2cPFO4u

Posted by: Random lurker at September 22, 2016 03:21 PM (WF5ei)

114 Loongtime lurker and a (very) rare poster, all that said imho it's an excellent idea. Self improvement a.k.a. pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone is awesome and reading others experiences with such would make for an interesting experience...esp given the wide breadth of personalities found here.

Posted by: Heh at September 22, 2016 03:21 PM (3ZY4Q)

115 Mitch must be bringing home some serious pork for KY. Why do the keep electing him?

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 22, 2016 03:21 PM (nIGPZ)

116 109 I wonder what Hillary's is...

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 08:11 PM

Fat and clean shaven

Posted by: Huma at September 22, 2016 03:21 PM (NbJXF)

117 Moki, do it! I totally agree that that is a time period that gets short shrift in schools. In fact, the whole 20th century does. I have my kids do 20th century world history their last year of high school for this very reason. Also 20th century literature if they don't have another lit class that year. That's pretty grim though.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:22 PM (xpSCc)

118 I've always wanted to paint (purty pictures, not my garage door, I know how to do that).

I used to watch Bob Ross and was always fascinated he could paint something halfway decent in 30 minutes while also talking to the camera non-stop.

Pretty sure I'd be horrible at it, but then, who cares?

Oh, and  I despise Mitch McConnell

Posted by: Biergood at September 22, 2016 03:22 PM (v8Lx/)

119 Orgasms and how to make you partner's better? ++++ that's easy, just be attentive. there are some universals here's a funky bit. if you look up chinese taoist literature revolving around green dragon white tiger themes, there are whole treatises on exactly that. it's chockful of stuff like "when her hands flutter, she wants X" and yes, it does work fantastically.

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 03:22 PM (U0lQa)

120 I researching and writing kid's books (5th grade and up) on WWII Eastern Europe. The paragraphs in the history books keep getting smaller and smaller on WWII, so I thought some fictional stories that have some actual truths in them might be a way to sneak some learning into the kids. Pipe dream I know, but hey, it's something. I've toyed with the idea of trying to write some YA historical fiction in the vein of G.A. Henty, but in modern language and with the benefit of the last 100-plus years of historical research.

Posted by: Grey Fox at September 22, 2016 03:22 PM (bZ7mE)

121 85 Glenn Reynolds suspended one month by USA Today. Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 07:57 PM (21hN3) Damn. Another thing i can't boycott because i already am. Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 08:17 PM (p/O/l) I thought USA Today was only distributed to hotels to be left in front of your door in the morning. Like Time magazine and doctors' offices.

Posted by: Insomniac - Irredeemably Deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:22 PM (0mRoj)

122 Enjoy your week-end, Ace. It's the start of Autumn and the weather should be beautiful.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:23 PM (Z56vq)

123 >>>Bubba - Eagle
Killery - Evergreen
Chelsea - Energy (energy?)
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 08:14 PM (WlGX+)<<<




Don't forget about me! Energizer

Posted by: B.J.'s mistress at September 22, 2016 03:23 PM (H9MG5)

124 96 Au contraire. He is a stunning success in the eyes of his constituency. No, not the ones in Kentucky. I mean the ones in DC. Someone has to be the tip of the spear when it comes to selling out the base. See, all those other GOP weasels need someone to blame. McConnell gives them that. They are just following the leadership like the good little "conservatives" they are. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 22, 2016 08:18 PM (R+30W) I forget where I read it, but someone said that he has Obama to thank for being Senate Majority Leader in the first place. The voters gave the Republicans the majority because they were dissatisfied with Obama's policies.

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:23 PM (sdi6R)

125 that's easy, just be attentive. there are some universals

here's a funky bit. if you look up chinese taoist literature revolving around green dragon white tiger themes, there are whole treatises on exactly that. it's chockful of stuff like "when her hands flutter, she wants X" and yes, it does work fantastically.

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 08:22 PM (U0lQa)


I was thinking of a little more graphic offerings.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 03:23 PM (NbJXF)

126 Glenn Reynolds suspended one month by USA Today. Can we get #RunThemOver trending on Twitter?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:23 PM (WlGX+)

127 Posted by: Random lurker at September 22, 2016 08:21 PM (WF5ei) They're playing my song!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:23 PM (wCEn4)

128 88 Posted by: Hrothgar at September 22, 2016 08:17 PM (wCEn4)

Just wait until those evil bastards see the power of this fully functional congressional battle station!

//Grand Moff MacDonald

Posted by: sven10077 at September 22, 2016 03:24 PM (SzZnW)

129 Hillary's SS code name is Evergreen because pitch rhymes with...

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 03:24 PM (U0lQa)

130 And for the Nth time I'll repeat the abandonment of regular order in appropriations (for 8 budget cycles now) is far more disastrous and revealing than even most here incl. ace realize. To normal people it's an abstruse process issue, in reality it's how congress usually wields its power and players receive more scrutiny and thus more accountability. Astonishing, really. And the Beltway n-Trumpers pretend to their rube enthusiasts that matters of decorum and style are what's important.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2016 03:24 PM (QDnY+)

131 "when her hands flutter, she wants X"




where X = vacuum the floor

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:24 PM (zu88C)

132 Almost as if the GOP hates its own base. Posted by: Doomed at September 22, 2016 08:04 PM (tO6lk) We aren't their base.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 03:24 PM (p/O/l)

133 14 So if Trump wins the election, what's the over/under on the GOPe Congress voting to impeach him on Jan. 21? Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 08:02 PM (sdi6R) Your humble detective was asked to investigate the circumstances behind the discovery of President Trump's lifeless body behind the podium just as he was to give his first State of the Union address. After careful examination, my conclusion is: Every member of the Uniparty took their turn with the knife!

Posted by: Hercule Poirot at September 22, 2016 03:24 PM (fgOnp)

134 I have my kids do 20th century world history their last year of high school for this very reason. Also 20th century literature if they don't have another lit class that year. That's pretty grim though. Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 08:22 PM (xpSCc) Thanks sweet friend! That is just the inspiration I need. I have the first of a four book series almost finished. Once I do this, I want to work on Venona and the Cold War. Plus, it gives me an excuse to buy all the pertinent nonfiction I can get my greedy paws on.

Posted by: Moki at September 22, 2016 03:25 PM (VnCI9)

135 also my stained glass flex and actual glass, I mean who steals stuff like that? anyway, sewing machine. more glass, and more paint if we're going to actually commit!

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:25 PM (A1MMY)

136 Fox reporting only 100 protesters out there.  A 100 Highway Patrolmen alone were sent to Charlotte today.  Then there are several hundred Guardsman and the local police.


Looks like thugs are outnumbers about 5-1.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 03:25 PM (NbJXF)

137 so my goal when I can come up with a little money? yeah a decent sewing machine to let my mind float but in a good way. Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 08:22 PM (A1MMY) Make sure you get a really good pair of scissors, too. Good ones are expensive but oh so worth it.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:25 PM (Z56vq)

138 "I ain't no ways pine-tarred" - Evergreen

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:25 PM (WlGX+)

139 >>> b) having a Latina girlfriend would be awesome. Si! Si, c'est buenissima, los amigo!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at September 22, 2016 03:25 PM (nIGPZ)

140 I wonder what Hillary's is... - Pancake

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 22, 2016 03:26 PM (Nwg0u)

141 Your yuge straw man is yugely flammable.

Posted by: Me, That's Who at September 22, 2016 03:26 PM (0Hj5x)

142 I want to get back into small bore three position target shooting. Any good clubs on the west side of Houston?

Posted by: Kevin C at September 22, 2016 03:26 PM (9khZC)

143 I know ive told you this before Mortimer, but you sound like my spouse.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:26 PM (A1MMY)

144 133 Almost as if the GOP hates its own base. Posted by: Doomed at September 22, 2016 08:04 PM (tO6lk) We aren't their base. Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 08:24 PM (p/O/l) Now you're getting it.

Posted by: The Globalists of Davos at September 22, 2016 03:26 PM (sdi6R)

145 I thought USA Today was only distributed to hotels to be left in front of your door in the morning. Like Time magazine and doctors' offices. Posted by: Insomniac - Irredeemably Deplorable at September 22, 2016 08:22 PM (0mRoj) With winter coming on, I'm saving the USA Todays to use as fire starter in my wood stove! That's the only use I have for them since the parrot ran away with a guy in a pirate outfit!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:26 PM (wCEn4)

146 I'm getting ready for a move out of Denver and up in the Coeur d'Alene area.  We've been purging like crazy including about 50 lbs of shreddable paperwork and receipts that we've been holding onto for about 20 years.  It's been therapeutic in many ways...

Posted by: scrood at September 22, 2016 03:27 PM (3b9U4)

147 My local ABC 7 tells me that they are going to show me Trump eating a cheese steak sammich. How does this help Hillary?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 22, 2016 03:27 PM (6Ll1u)

148 Does Bill Clinton's mistress get Secret Service protection?

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:27 PM (Z56vq)

149 ALH I still have those because they weren't With my machine. fk whoever stole my fun. lol

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:27 PM (A1MMY)

150 Tyler, that RR museum sounds wonderful. I would love to visit it some time. The only time I've been to TN is to GSMNP and it was gorgeous.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:28 PM (xpSCc)

151 We aren't their base. Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 08:24 PM (p/O/l) Nope, all things considered I'd say we're the RINO's now.

Posted by: Random lurker at September 22, 2016 03:28 PM (WF5ei)

152 Great idea. I was actually thinking of something like this.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 22, 2016 03:28 PM (MHGhr)

153 We just finished DIY our home office. It turned out pretty well, I think.

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 03:29 PM (T5Ik7)

154 Muse sounds kinda...sexy; fitting for Melania. Love the self improvement thread idea - something I've been thinking a lot about recently as I roll into my mid 40's.

Posted by: IC at September 22, 2016 03:29 PM (qqHCd)

155 OT Scholarly question for the Horde: Amongst the sections at the Mohammed Image Archive I have two that are titled "European Medieval and Renaissance Images" and "Book Illustrations." Currently there is no consistent dividing line between the two categories, especially when it comes to very early printed books, some of which are in "European Medieval and Renaissance Images" while others are in "Book Illustrations." I need to create an easily understood and consistent rule to distinguish between the two categories. And this is what I came up with: If an illustration is in a book printed with movable type (i.e. post-Gutenberg Bible -- after 1454 AD) with multiple copies, then it goes in the "Book Illustrations" section -- even if the image is in and of itself a "European medieval or Renaissance" image. But if an illustration is in a "folio" that is lettered by hand and made in individually handcrafted copies one by one prior to 1454 AD, then it counts as a "manuscript" and goes in the "European Medieval and Renaissance Images" category -- even if in a few rare cases it was handmade after 1454. Does that make sense? Short version: Printed with type and mass-produced = book, regardless of date. Individually hand-lettered one by one = non-book, regardless of date. Agree? Or is there a better way?

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 03:29 PM (jBuUi)

156 >>> b) having a Latina girlfriend would be awesome. Do you rate "wise" above looks? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Sonja Sotomayor at September 22, 2016 03:29 PM (nIGPZ)

157 I actually want to see Trump eat a cheese steak. No idea why, but I just do. And now I want a cheese steak.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:29 PM (WlGX+)

158 137 Fox reporting only 100 protesters out there. A 100 Highway Patrolmen alone were sent to Charlotte today. Then there are several hundred Guardsman and the local police.


Looks like thugs are outnumbers about 5-1.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 08:25 PM (NbJXF)


They've stolen all that was available.  They're waiting for restock.

Posted by: Tami - Powering through being a Deplorable.[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 03:29 PM (Enq6K)

159 144 I know ive told you this before Mortimer, but you sound like my spouse. Posted by: willow

--------

Tall ? Good looking?

Roguish smile, bulging biceps? Very large broadsword and Teutonic accent?

wait ... that's Arnold.


nm

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:29 PM (zu88C)

160
And Glenn Reynolds bends the knee:

http://tinyurl.com/zn5b2yf

Nothing like Libertarian Absolutist Principles, when one also has a mortgage.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 22, 2016 03:29 PM (kdS6q)

161 I really was hoping for a flame thread today, but one where we all do terrible Norm MacDonald/Ben Roethlisberger type flames.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 22, 2016 03:30 PM (mNS8n)

162 I've got a harmonica I've been meaning to learn how to play. I'd love to play blues harp. I've got some French language books I could study. And I've started a book. This the most important and significant to me.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 22, 2016 03:30 PM (hJrjt)

163 NO! I am opposed to self improvement and tire of those around me trying to improve me. I am fine the way I am and they got stuff like MyFitnessPal if I want to listen to skinny people tell me how fat I am.

Posted by: giftogab at September 22, 2016 03:31 PM (ysKvq)

164 I see...two posts.

Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard. at September 22, 2016 03:31 PM (Bvr/A)

165 Bitchy McBitchface? Posted by: Don Deplorable at September 22, 2016 08:14 PM (qf6WZ) Mike Hunt. Also, when Trump is elected, can I sue Al Gore then?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 22, 2016 03:31 PM (ej1L0)

166 Willow, I used to sew too, lots of stuff! I made a lot of my maternity clothes, and kids clothes, and of course Halloween costumes. In recent years I've made a couple of prom dresses for my girls but otherwise it's just been mending. I've got a bolt of fabric in my hall closet to make curtains for my living room. Don't ask me how long it's been there. I even had my husband put up the rods to inspire me. That was, uh, last year.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:31 PM (xpSCc)

167 Nothing like Libertarian Absolutist Principles, when one also has a mortgage. I was about to say something similar, but it would be easy for me to say. The truth is that practically all pundits have some line they might fear to cross, ideals notwithstanding.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2016 03:31 PM (v9gSJ)

168 Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2016 08:24 PM (QDnY+) I really try to refrain from being too cynical, but I keep coming back to the position that almost everyone in Congress has been bought and paid for by someone other than us voters! At least, now they're being very cavalier about it, so we know they're corrupt, but probably can't actually do anything about it!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:31 PM (wCEn4)

169 Trump is not upper class, that's for sure. I guess that's one of the things that makes him likeable. He's a regular guy in some ways.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:32 PM (Z56vq)

170 Thumbs up from me on a self improvement/ hobbies thread.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at September 22, 2016 03:32 PM (tvyXw)

171 NY Slime has a damning story on FBI dropping the ball on the bomber.



Father told them point blank he was a terrorist and they didn't even interview him.


PC gone wild.



Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 03:32 PM (NbJXF)

172 I'm watching the Trump speech from earlier, there are hecklers and Trump says "have you noticed, they don't have the spirit of Bernie supporters? You tell them to go and they just go. No spirit" LOL

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:32 PM (Om16U)

173 my spouse won't dance no matter how I've begged and love to dance. so i'm sending this to him, so he can ignore it first thing when he comes home. Hck not even Out, just dance with me!

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:32 PM (A1MMY)

174 And Glenn Reynolds bends the knee: Straight out of the GOPe apologist playbook. Has Trump taught these people nothing?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:32 PM (WlGX+)

175 I have a half sewn quilt that has been hibernating for a few winters.  I also need to finish cleaning out file cabinets.  I got the 2 drawer finished, now the deep four drawer that is packed.  It's in a closet right now so out of sight out of mind. Maybe some cold snowy weekend.  Still doing yard work.

Posted by: Infidel at September 22, 2016 03:33 PM (8ezJ2)

176 I took calligraphy last year, but I dropped doing it. Self motivation is a problem for me.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 22, 2016 03:33 PM (BS8yt)

177 ace, I think you're a romantic at heart. Posted by: bluebell Isn't every 20-something?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 22, 2016 03:33 PM (VAsIq)

178 We'd like to learn cursive.

Posted by: today's schoolchildren at September 22, 2016 03:34 PM (VAsIq)

179 I'm just doing a BS steampunk costume to take the kid around trick or treating in. got top hat coat with big buttons spats, etc. nothing wildly creative but fun enough to coordinate. looking up steampunk and listening to the music, reading the forums etc is so embarrassing though. they are not punks in any sense of the word, but cosplayers. coming from early punk I'm kinda chuckling all the time

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 03:34 PM (U0lQa)

180 Oh and I'd like to learn how to make it through an entire working day without wasting time on AOSHQ.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 22, 2016 03:34 PM (hJrjt)

181 Printed with type and mass-produced = book, regardless of date. Individually hand-lettered one by one = non-book, regardless of date. Agree? Or is there a better way? Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:29 PM (jBuUi) That makes sense, Zombie. Go with it.

Posted by: Moki at September 22, 2016 03:34 PM (VnCI9)

182 Hmmmmmm........ Would lead casting an reloading ammunition count as DIY.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 22, 2016 03:34 PM (JmjOe)

183 179 ace, I think you're a romantic at heart. Posted by: bluebell Isn't every 20-something? Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 22, 2016 08:33 PM (VAsIq) ---------- I don't know, but I think they should be, even if it's just a little.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:34 PM (xpSCc)

184 Tyler, that RR museum sounds wonderful. I would love to visit it some time. The only time I've been to TN is to GSMNP and it was gorgeous. Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 08:28 PM (xpSCc) ............... I think you would enjoy it, they run a host of excursion and dinner trains and the people are the best. A lot of current and former CSX/ Norfolk Southern employees who dedicate so much to the preservation of railroading heritage that once lost, will be gone forever!

Posted by: Tyler Mason at September 22, 2016 03:34 PM (8o+5e)

185 Must be all that double-posting.

Posted by: Roman10s at September 22, 2016 03:35 PM (fl2Ok)

186 OK, I just invented a pretty good new cocktail. Recipe: Watermelon-infused vodka hazelnut syrup fresh squeezed lime Pour over tall glass filled with crushed ice. Surprisingly good! What should I call it?

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 03:35 PM (jBuUi)

187 bluebell, get back to it (at least I tell myself that) I used to get wows,, now I wander through the house because clean drudgery and tired, but I think it actually inspires one to jump back in the machine.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:35 PM (A1MMY)

188 Grey Fox-you go for it too. The more books out there, the better the chance of kids picking them up and maybe learning a thing or two.

Posted by: Moki at September 22, 2016 03:35 PM (VnCI9)

189 I can make a paper crane, but that's the extent of my origami skillz.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 22, 2016 03:35 PM (VAsIq)

190 Oh and I'd like to learn how to make it through an entire working day without wasting time on AOSHQ. First you have to admit your addiction. Then....some other shit yadda yadda....

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:35 PM (qUNWi)

191 You always have time for whatever you put in first place

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at September 22, 2016 03:36 PM (QPdNE)

192 "And Glenn Reynolds bends the knee" How? He's saying what he's always said.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at September 22, 2016 03:36 PM (fVubI)

193 NY Slime has a damning story on FBI dropping the ball on the bomber. Father told them point blank he was a terrorist and they didn't even interview him. PC gone wild. Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 08:32 PM (NbJXF) The rot starts at the top with the queen in the White House and has worked its way down through the whole corrupt system

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2016 03:36 PM (auHtY)

194 Regular order, Boner ran on that in 2010. "Give me the House, and I'll bring back regular order" he said. "I can't do it without the Senate" he said.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 22, 2016 03:36 PM (BS8yt)

195 I've tried about two dozen times to write a novel. I can never finish. My big problem is the little voice in my head that keeps telling me that whatever novel I'm working on is a big piece of shit, and that everybody who reads it will silently chuckle at me for having the dumb hubris to ever think I could write something worthwhile. Or perhaps they'll feel sorry for me, because none of my loved ones had the heart to tell me that I was wasting my time. Thing is, I know objectively that the little voice is wrong. I know because at least once a year I come across a novel that is such a big, steaming turd that I actually feel embarrassed for the writer. I'm not talking about stuff that's been self-published; I'm talking about novels by supposedly-professional writers, put out by established publishing houses, and evidently popular enough to be stocked by the local Barnes & Noble. (I'm not knocking self-publishing, btw; I fully intend to go that route if I can ever finish.) Some are legit bestsellers. Not "bestsellers," but real, honest-to-God bestsellers that have legitimately been purchased and read by millions of people. I read these things and I'm like, no matter how bad my novel is, it could never be THIS bad. There is no way. I don't think I'd be capable of writing something this bad if I tried. And yet this clown actually got a paycheck for writing this thing! And then I get another big burst of inspiration to give it another shot. And then, about 10,000 words in, the Little Voice grows loud enough to cause me to lose interest. I know some Morons out there have written novels, so I imagine y'all are familiar with my dilemma. Any suggestions for getting over the hump?

Posted by: Ex-liberal at September 22, 2016 03:36 PM (gsdjp)

196 What should I call it? Fred.

Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Beatles History Critic ... at September 22, 2016 03:37 PM (AoK0a)

197 I need to improve my files--at present they are umm not great. And while I'm at it, I'd like to learn how to keep my car clean.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 22, 2016 03:37 PM (hJrjt)

198 I have gorgeous velvets and silks, just need to find a machine and actually buy it.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 03:37 PM (A1MMY)

199 51 I've always wanted some stranger on the internet to really teach me--by repeatedly correcting me--the difference between who and whom. --------------- Perhaps this will help: Knock knock. Who's there? To. To who? It's to WHOM.

Posted by: CCC at September 22, 2016 03:37 PM (ZTF1d)

200 All right, willow, I will. And you start looking in Craig's List or at thrift stores for your next machine. I bet you could find a decent one fairly cheap. Mine is 19 years old but still does a great job.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:37 PM (xpSCc)

201 181 I'm just doing a BS steampunk costume to take the kid around trick or treating in.

------

Bigby, have you checked out the costumes from the latest Cirque du Soleil "Kurios"?

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:37 PM (zu88C)

202 lost or dying skills my engineer father tried teaching my sister and me growing up in the 80s: knots, morse code and using a slide rule

Posted by: nckate at September 22, 2016 03:37 PM (sEmHd)

203 >>>my spouse won't dance no matter how I've begged and love to dance. so i'm sending this to him, so he can ignore it first thing when he comes home. Does he have a hat?

Posted by: Sonja Sotomayor at September 22, 2016 03:38 PM (nIGPZ)

204 "Stupid demonstrators saying a rubber bullet killed the guy last night." Ya misspelled criminal rioters. The hospital will know exactly what kind of bullet hit the guy. But then, hospitals are white everywhere you look, so can't trust 'em.

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 03:38 PM (3myMJ)

205 198 What should I call it? Fred. Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Beatles History Critic ... at September 22, 2016 08:37 PM (AoK0a) ------------- Phred.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 03:38 PM (Sfs6o)

206 Printed with type and mass-produced = book, regardless of date. Individually hand-lettered one by one = non-book, regardless of date. Agree? Or is there a better way? Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:29 PM (jBuUi) That seems very sensible as it is a clear technology break point.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:38 PM (wCEn4)

207 I dunno. This "self-improvement" stuff might get in the way of my angry alcoholic shut-inism.

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:38 PM (sdi6R)

208 Glenn's "bended knee" includes the line: "My tweet should have said, "Keep driving," or "Don't stop.'" Rather defiant forced apology as far as these things go.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 03:38 PM (21hN3)

209 I'm looking forward to improving my fishing skills in Idaho, but I'll have to wait 6 months to establish residency and avoid the monstrous fishing license fee compliments of the Taterhead Bureaucrats.

Posted by: scrood at September 22, 2016 03:38 PM (3b9U4)

210 207 198 What should I call it? Fred. Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Beatles History Critic ... at September 22, 2016 08:37 PM (AoK0a) ------------- Phred. Posted by: Weasel I'm thinking of something more memorable, such as "Liquor Cabinet Leftover Surprise."

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 03:39 PM (jBuUi)

211 What should I call it? Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:35 PM (jBuUi) A Zombie Special?

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:39 PM (Om16U)

212 He's a regular guy in some ways. The Blue Collar Billionaire. Show me one other guy on Earth who can pull off wearing an 8K suit and a 10 dollar baseball cap. Read an interesting bit about Trump's not-so swingin' "playboy" days. He and Ivanka were famous for showing up early and leaving early. Neither of them touched drugs...even at Studio 54 and the like...and drank little alcohol. NYC scenesters of the time recall that Trump was never comfortable on the Club scene and preferred to be back in his office working all night planning his latest project while Ivanka worked on the interior designs. Both were described as workaholics.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:39 PM (WlGX+)

213 I think "politician" should be placed lower than "criminal." At least criminals don't insult their victims and tell them this all for the good of everyone.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 22, 2016 03:39 PM (AroJD)

214 This being an open thread, can any Texas Morons tell me the closest military base to Nacogdoches, TX?  Gotta renew my dependent ID, and would prefer not to go cross-country to do it.

Posted by: Empire1 [/b][/i][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 03:40 PM (9uugo)

215 I meant Ivana not Ivanka. Ivanka on the brain I guess.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 03:40 PM (WlGX+)

216 Well. Ace, Trump sent Vichy 75 large, so there's that.

Posted by: SDN at September 22, 2016 03:40 PM (SSIaQ)

217 looking up steampunk and listening to the music, reading the forums etc is so embarrassing though. they are not punks in any sense of the word, but cosplayers. coming from early punk I'm kinda chuckling all the time Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 08:34 PM (U0lQa) --- Somebody said Steampunk is what happens when Goths discover the color brown.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Glamping at the Kamps at September 22, 2016 03:40 PM (jR7Wy)

218 lost or dying skills my engineer father tried teaching my sister and me growing up in the 80s: knots, morse code and using a slide rule Posted by: nckate at September 22, 2016 08:37 PM (sEmHd) There are a number of knot tying videos on YouTube. I think CDR M has featured a few. This is still a useful skill for people that actually do things. Of course the hangman's knot is always a winner in any regime!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 03:40 PM (wCEn4)

219 I dunno. This "self-improvement" stuff might get in the way of my angry alcoholic shut-inism. Right????

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:40 PM (qUNWi)

220 Oh, the knees are being done 3 weeks apart - those weeks both just happen to fall in October! I know it's a bit extreme, but honestly, both knees hurt so much that I'm willing to endure more pain in the short term in order to have much less pain for years to come -

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at September 22, 2016 03:41 PM (Saqzi)

221 I thought that the style guide said we named everything Brad

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 22, 2016 03:41 PM (6Ll1u)

222 I like this thread idea. Maybe it would motivate my lazy ass. I use to like to sail my little boat. It been in my garage for 5 straight summers now. My current hobby is sleeping.

Posted by: Chris M at September 22, 2016 03:41 PM (yxzkP)

223 Ex-lib, I'm not a writer, but I just want to encourage you to keep going. Ignore your negative voices and just keep writing. You're exactly right when you say much of what is out there now is poorly written. I'm sure you can do better! You just keep at it.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:41 PM (xpSCc)

224 164 I've got a harmonica I've been meaning to learn how to play. I'd love to play blues harp.

I've got some French language books I could study.

And I've started a book. This the most important and significant to me.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 22, 2016 08:30 PM (hJrjt)


Work on them all.....it'll improve each of them.


Just sayin'

Posted by: Buddha at September 22, 2016 03:41 PM (n3hky)

225 That makes sense, Zombie. Go with it. Posted by: Moki That seems very sensible as it is a clear technology break point. Posted by: Hrothgar And the "Aye"s have it, 2 - 0!

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 03:41 PM (jBuUi)

226 I'm thinking of something more memorable, such as "Liquor Cabinet Leftover Surprise." I thought that's what a Long Island Ice Tea was. No?

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:41 PM (qUNWi)

227 My big problem is the little voice in my head that keeps telling me that whatever novel I'm working on is a big piece of shit, and that everybody who reads it will silently chuckle at me for having the dumb hubris to ever think I could write something worthwhile. Or perhaps they'll feel sorry for me, because none of my loved ones had the heart to tell me that I was wasting my time. ++++ do the nanowrimo. your novel: six characters in a shitty novel ranting at the author and offering advice.

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 03:41 PM (U0lQa)

228 I know some Morons out there have written novels, so I imagine y'all are familiar with my dilemma. Any suggestions for getting over the hump? --- Not a writer but how about tell yourself you will publish under a pen name and no one will ever know, so ha! joke's on you, internal editor!

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:42 PM (Om16U)

229 Fred.
Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Beatles History Critic ... at September 22, 2016 08:37 PM (AoK0a)
-------------
Phred.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 08:38 PM (Sfs6o)


Teh Fred is dead, but his wife's great tits live on.


http://tinyurl.com/hqwp7ma

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 03:42 PM (NbJXF)

230 A Zombie Special? Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists Problem is, there already is a cocktail called the "zombie," so I can't use that.

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 03:42 PM (jBuUi)

231 Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:39 PM (jBuUi) ------------ Adding 'atomic' to a name is always fun. I recently had to fill out a bunch of forms and started listing Atomic Scientist (and Astronaut) as my occupation.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 03:42 PM (Sfs6o)

232 I've always wanted to improve my arts and craft skills; it sounds so lame I know but I am really really not creative but I love the idea of making beautiful decorations. But have been contemplating taking classes at Michaels forever now.

Posted by: IC at September 22, 2016 03:43 PM (qqHCd)

233 169 Nothing like Libertarian Absolutist Principles, when one also has a mortgage. I was about to say something similar, but it would be easy for me to say. The truth is that practically all pundits have some line they might fear to cross, ideals notwithstanding. I bet TeHeeNisi Coates (or whatever his name is) can say anything, at any time, about any one, and he'll never get sanctioned.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 22, 2016 03:43 PM (AroJD)

234 Problem is, there already is a cocktail called the "zombie," so I can't use that. Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:42 PM (jBuUi) Add a little umbrella and call it a Zombrella

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:43 PM (Om16U)

235 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at September 22, 2016 08:39 PM (WlGX+) --- Ivana, you mean.

Posted by: SMFH at my deplorable self... at September 22, 2016 03:43 PM (rlfds)

236 Bigby, have you checked out the costumes from the latest Cirque du Soleil "Kurios" +++ no. i know a lot of steampunk costumes are beautiful, but seriously there's no way I'll go that far with it

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 03:43 PM (U0lQa)

237 Ok, I'm angry but I'm still glad I hit the link. Not voting for Young in Indiana senate race. He is a McConnell toady. Might as well let ex-Lobbyist POS Bayh back in. Fuck Bitch McConnell in particular. D Bayh or R young? No difference other than maybe McConnell will be pissing on me and declaring its raining as minority leader.

Posted by: Cooldawg at September 22, 2016 03:44 PM (usazX)

238 >>>Nothing like Libertarian Absolutist Principles, when one also has a mortgage. It's a decently worded, non-groveling apology.

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2016 03:44 PM (q177U)

239 "Atomic Dog Anal Gland Expressor"?

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:44 PM (qUNWi)

240 Oh wait, zombie, call it a Deploratini

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:44 PM (Om16U)

241 This being an open thread, can any Texas Morons tell me the closest military base to Nacogdoches, TX? Gotta renew my dependent ID, and would prefer not to go cross-country to do it. Posted by: Empire1 at September 22, 2016 08:40 PM (9uugo) Try Shreveport

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at September 22, 2016 03:44 PM (QPdNE)

242 I know some Morons out there have written novels, so I imagine y'all are familiar with my dilemma. Any suggestions for getting over the hump?

====


I'm not writer but how about you write it just for you....like no one else will ever see it.  That is until you finish and say, 'hey, this is good....think I'll publish it.'.

Posted by: Tami - Powering through being a Deplorable.[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 03:44 PM (Enq6K)

243 ------------ Adding 'atomic' to a name is always fun. I recently had to fill out a bunch of forms and started listing Atomic Scientist (and Astronaut) as my occupation. Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 08:42 PM (Sfs6o) ------- You mean you're not really one?

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:44 PM (xpSCc)

244 >>>What should I call it? Posted by: zombie Pink Putin.

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 22, 2016 03:45 PM (nIGPZ)

245 >>>Problem is, there already is a cocktail called the "zombie," so I can't use that.

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:42 PM (jBuUi)<<<



The Walking Drunk

Posted by: Rick Grimes at September 22, 2016 03:45 PM (H9MG5)

246 Agree? Or is there a better way? Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:29 PM (jBuUi) Sounds like a practical and logical distinction to me. Do you have a category for mohammed-printed toilet paper?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 03:45 PM (Bvr/A)

247 What should I call it? Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:35 PM (jBuUi) A Kapernicker?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 22, 2016 03:45 PM (ej1L0)

248 Father told them point blank he was a terrorist and they didn't even interview him. PC gone wild Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 08:32 PM (NbJXF) "If you see something, say something." Horseshit.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 03:45 PM (P8951)

249 I was in a band named Nuclear Dog Shit for a while.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 03:45 PM (Sfs6o)

250 Problem is, there already is a cocktail called the "zombie," so I can't use that. Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:42 PM (jBuUi) ------------- Then, might I suggest "The Fixerupper"..... as in "here.... drink this. It'll fix you right up"

Posted by: fixerupper at September 22, 2016 03:45 PM (JmjOe)

251 Photos.  Boxes and boxes of photos that should be put in albums...or at least organized. 

I was doing great until my youngest was about 7 or 8.  Then I really slacked off.  Then my mom passed away, and I inherited her boxes and boxes of photos.  Last year my mother in law passed away, and incredibly, no one in the family wanted the photos.  So we took them.  More photos.

It's kinda like the genome project of photos.  But I really, really want to do it.
 

Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 03:46 PM (eM2Uz)

252 I'd like to go to Helen, GA for Octoberfest. Anyone want to do a moron meetup.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 22, 2016 03:46 PM (BS8yt)

253 d Nuclear Dog Shit for a while. Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 08:45 PM (Sfs6o) --------- Uh, that doesn't count.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:47 PM (xpSCc)

254 233 Adding 'atomic' to a name is always fun. Posted by: Weasel Add a little umbrella and call it a Zombrella Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists OK, we now have the perfect consensus name for my new cocktail: The Atomic Zombrella 2 parts watermelon-infused vodka 1 part hazelnut syrup juice of 1 fresh-squeezed lime Pour over tall glass filled with crushed ice. Top with adorable little umbrella.

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 03:47 PM (jBuUi)

255 I've tried to write fiction. My problem is that I'm pretty good at inventing dialog - plot not so much. So I have these characters who sit around and shoot the shit, but I don't know what to do with them. Talk and nothing else. It's like they're French or something.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 03:47 PM (P8951)

256 Shreveport?  Barksdale, right?  Drat, I was hoping for someplace closer,  We are not used to the distances out here, I'm afraid.

Posted by: Empire1 [/b][/i][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 03:47 PM (9uugo)

257 245 nothing nearly so exciting. I'm a tax accountant. bluebell if you're game I could teach you how to shoot a rifle!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 03:48 PM (Sfs6o)

258 You had me at adorable little umbrella.

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:48 PM (qUNWi)

259 257 I've tried to write fiction. My problem is that I'm pretty good at inventing dialog - plot not so much. So I have these characters who sit around and shoot the shit, but I don't know what to do with them. Talk and nothing else. It's like they're French or something. -- Write a play.

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:48 PM (Om16U)

260 Do you have a category for mohammed-printed toilet paper? Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon Yes, actually - that goes in the "Extreme Mohammed" section.

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 03:48 PM (jBuUi)

261 Come for the smart military blog. Stay for the self-improvement.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2016 03:48 PM (EZebt)

262 I need to cross stitch again.


Also, I should spend more time reading books and less on the internet.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 03:48 PM (+eR2D)

263 256 that's pretty cool!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 03:49 PM (Sfs6o)

264 Ooooommmm.

Posted by: Buddha at September 22, 2016 03:49 PM (n3hky)

265 Oh wait, zombie, call it a Deploratini


I love that one.

Posted by: Infidel at September 22, 2016 03:49 PM (8ezJ2)

266 ZOMBINADO!!!!

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 03:50 PM (3myMJ)

267 Me too DangerGirl!  I have tons of books on my Kindle that I haven't read.

But I've gotten to the point that I need the books to be done in pages of  little gray boxes or I lose interest. 

Posted by: Tami - Powering through being a Deplorable.[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 03:50 PM (Enq6K)

268 Since I found out I have some arthritis and running on my treadmill might not be a great exercise for me, I'm looking into indoor pools. I once loved to swim but haven't in a long time. Downside (besides the money to join a gym with a pool): the dreaded shopping for a swim suit. Yuck!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 03:50 PM (P8951)

269 17 I'm getting both knees replaced next month, does that count? (Kinda had to put that on hold last year, due to a diverticular abscess that decided to come out and play.....) Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at September 22, 2016 08:03 PM (Saqzi) Good for you and many blessings for your recovery. had them both done together 3 years ago. Best thing I ever did. Could have had it done many years ago but was too young actually so they would have worn out, and Iwasnt ready to give up running, martial arts etc. so pain. Waited till I used a came and knee braces. I drugged my way through PT so I could push it and it was worth it. But isn't it true you get the best drugs when you can't dance?I will surely pray for you Teresa. Please keep us posted.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'it all tastes like chicken' at September 22, 2016 03:50 PM (pERRc)

270 I have lots of hobbies, some ongoing, some discarded gardening - discarded knitting - discarded crochet - I will go through crochet phases sketching - on & off, somewhat discarded writing - on & off

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:51 PM (Om16U)

271 251 I was in a band named Nuclear Dog Shit for a while.

----------

In high school back in the 70s, during the punk rock wave, my buddies and I formed a band called Dumpster Juice.

The name was the best thing about us.

Posted by: Biergood at September 22, 2016 03:51 PM (v8Lx/)

272 And Glenn Reynolds bends the knee: http://tinyurl.com/zn5b2yf Nothing like Libertarian Absolutist Principles, when one also has a mortgage. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 22, 2016 08:29 PM (kdS6q) Oh dear God. I was going to write something in support of him. Now maybe not.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 03:51 PM (p/O/l)

273 Also, I should spend more time reading books and less on the internet. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 08:48 PM (+eR2D) Me too. I don't devour books like I once did.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 03:51 PM (P8951)

274 ZOMBINADO!!!! I paint this!

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:51 PM (qUNWi)

275 I wish I could improve my memory. A pill or something would be great.

I swear it is slipping away. When I was a kid, I read the classics for fun. I could quote whole pages. Now I can't absorb anything I read.

In and out. Creeping dumb. Scares me.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 03:51 PM (zu88C)

276 What's Hillary's name Depends

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 03:51 PM (Z56vq)

277 I like the idea of a self improvement thread - reading about how others have made positive changes and accomplishments. Getting sick of negative bs, political rantings, unhinged liberals etc. Besides, I'm getting ready to put my house on the market and the stress is overwhelming. Need some good news for a change.

Posted by: Bridgette Glover at September 22, 2016 03:52 PM (coVoB)

278 >>> I've tried about two dozen times to write a novel. I can never finish. DUDE! November is National Novel Writing Month. Look it up, it's a thing. Join a group, make a plan, and write a novel in one month.

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2016 03:52 PM (q177U)

279 273 we really sucked too. One of our members was Dave Brockie who went on to form GWAR.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 03:52 PM (Sfs6o)

280 bluebell if you're game I could teach you how to shoot a rifle! Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 08:48 PM (Sfs6o) ------ Wow, Weasel, that's very kind of you. My husband and some of my kids actually go to a range now and again, and I should really go with them. I used to have to be qualified years ago, but haven't shot in a long, long time. Handgun though, not rifle. I doubt if I'm tough enough for that.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:52 PM (xpSCc)

281 "...a band called Dumpster Juice. The name was the best thing about us." ------ In your defense that's a high bar to get over.

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 03:53 PM (3myMJ)

282 lol.  Daughter just texted.  My little brother took my grandson to the Trump Jr. rally here tonight.

Posted by: Infidel at September 22, 2016 03:53 PM (8ezJ2)

283 I'm teaching myself to draw. In my early forties. All those D's and Fs in Art and Penmanship made me think I had no artistic talent. Turns out it just took me longer than most kids to develop fine motor control. "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" is the book I'm using, if anybody's interested.

Posted by: Oschisms at September 22, 2016 03:53 PM (ZsN9X)

284 The Grog Knot app is wonderful.

Posted by: Afroman at September 22, 2016 03:53 PM (kdxpy)

285 I like the idea, Ace. Seems I'm not the only one. (And per your request: Trump isn't conservative enough and will compromise the unshakable conservative principles of this piece of shit, unscrupulous, donor-servicing organization.)

Posted by: FireHorse at September 22, 2016 03:54 PM (EJsAU)

286 Dumpster Juice. --------------- Zombie. This is your new drinks name.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 22, 2016 03:54 PM (JmjOe)

287 17 I'm getting both knees replaced next month, does that count? (Kinda had to put that on hold last year, due to a diverticular abscess that decided to come out and play.....) Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at September 22, 2016 08:03 PM (Saqzi) Good luck. I had a meniskis (sp?) tear this summer, had it removed and found out I have arthritis. My knee feels fine but I know I'll probably have total knee surgery in the future.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 03:54 PM (P8951)

288 How bout,... The Walking Dread.. or maybe... Drink of the Living Dead.. old school zombie is the ticket.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 22, 2016 03:54 PM (6Ll1u)

289 270 Since I found out I have some arthritis and running on my treadmill might not be a great exercise for me Once I couldn't run anymore, I crossed over to a Nordic track ski machine. They work great and don't break- just ropes, bearings, and pulleys. Great workout, low impact, and you can pick them up cheap anywhere.

Posted by: Cooldawg at September 22, 2016 03:54 PM (usazX)

290 Yes, actually - that goes in the "Extreme Mohammed" section. Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2016 08:48 PM (jBuUi) Got to have the tongue action!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 03:55 PM (Bvr/A)

291 282 I'm serious! Handgun or rifle! I'm the coach of the state long range rifle team so in this one very specific narrow example I actually know what I'm doing!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 03:55 PM (Sfs6o)

292 219 Somebody said Steampunk is what happens when Goths discover the color brown. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Glamping at the Kamps at September 22, 2016 08:40 PM (jR7Wy) Thinking back on it, the 1960s TV show "The Wild, Wild West" was proto-steampunk.

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 03:55 PM (sdi6R)

293 Meniscus

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:55 PM (qUNWi)

294 your first novels will almost always be shit. anyone can write a novel, some are worth reading some not. a writer though is a compulsive. someone who can't stop. hopefully their mental tic is entertaining to someone willing to pay for the geek show.

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 03:55 PM (U0lQa)

295 Oh yeah, and shooting my new pistol.  Must spend more time shooting my new pistol.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 03:55 PM (+eR2D)

296 I would drink dumpster juice.

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:56 PM (qUNWi)

297 Oh I know you do Weasel, I surely do. Thank you for the offer and I may take you up on it some day. After I make those curtains.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 03:56 PM (xpSCc)

298 How would you like to be driving down I-70 going to Vail and these come by.


http://tinyurl.com/jdq5fgd



Ford GT test cars

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 22, 2016 03:56 PM (NbJXF)

299 Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 08:51 PM (p/O/l) Poor instapundit. I tweeted this Now @instapundit is being forced into the self-flagellation portion of the ritual excommunication

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:56 PM (Om16U)

300 I need to finish the final edit of "Wearing the Cat - Part Four: The Black Room". Then plow through setting up the dead tree versions and possibly an audio version of Part One. Cuz I realized that I have at least 4 novels to bang out and finish... Plus, a new Century Ship novel idea thanks to Ace's thread the other night. Gack. Not enough time in the day. So, I need to figure out how to be more efficient.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 22, 2016 03:56 PM (HGtd0)

301 I would drink dumpster juice off Jillian Andersons inner thigh.

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 03:56 PM (qUNWi)

302 Me too. I don't devour books like I once did.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 08:51 PM (P8951)



I love to read.  I've substituted reading books with reading internet.  I need to do books again.  I don't have much free time in the day but I think it would be more wisely spent on books.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 03:56 PM (+eR2D)

303 299 no prob - you can have a rain check anytime.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 03:57 PM (Sfs6o)

304 http://tinyurl.com/jdq5fgd

Nip, that is Glenwood Canyon.  Beautiful drive if it's not snowing.  Awesome cars.

Posted by: Infidel at September 22, 2016 03:58 PM (8ezJ2)

305 272 I have lots of hobbies, some ongoing, some discarded

gardening - discarded
knitting - discarded
crochet - I will go through crochet phases
sketching - on & off, somewhat discarded
writing - on & off
Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 08:51 PM



Maybe they're not discarded...just incubating and digesting the last learned information and skills? Give it time and then go back to them.

Posted by: Buddha at September 22, 2016 03:58 PM (n3hky)

306 I love this idea. I've wanted to learn how to play the violin for years and I've also wanted to learn Italian. The Italian I've been going strong on for six months now, getting pretty good too, but I haven't started on the violin even though I dropped $200 on a beginner model. It's just been sitting there, staring, mocking me, every day. I think I've been hesitant on beginning the violin because I have no background in musical aptitude at all. Whereas I already speak French and a little Russian. Learning languages just seems less intimidating to me I guess. I need a thread to keep me accountable. Anyway, let's do it.

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at September 22, 2016 03:59 PM (Rtyzj)

307 Any suggestions for getting over the hump? Posted by: Ex-liberal at September 22, 2016 08:36 PM (gsdjp) Have you tried joining a writing group? I hear that can help, sometimes. If you want an online one, try the CLFA

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 03:59 PM (Om16U)

308 @274: "Oh dear God. I was going to write something in support of him. Now maybe not." Um, yeah, sorry, but his apology shouldn't be reason enough to withdraw your support or turn a blind eye if he's devoured by the progressive wolves. Why would you? 'cause he's not ballsy enough to throw away his nationally syndicated newspaper column?! The University of Tennessee law dean put out a statement saying their investigating the matter too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 03:59 PM (21hN3)

309 >> And Glenn Reynolds bends the knee: His tweet WAS definitely borderline, there wasn't the context of 'if you're threatened run them over' etc. it was just 'run them over'. Now, mind you, #BlackRoadkillMatters might be a thing in some cases, but not universally.

Posted by: JEM at September 22, 2016 03:59 PM (TppKb)

310 Donna, Do you have a place for a wave pool? I'm trying to decide where to put one. Seriously considering the salt water type.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2016 03:59 PM (TUPJD)

311 I like this thread idea. I took up yoga earlier this year. Had a bone scan and it turns out I have the bone density of a healthy 80 year old. I'm 40. Complication from Crohn's (which is good right now).

Chick's channel on youtube is called Yoga With Adriane. Great teacher. She's supercute, too. And flexible.

Turns out yoga is great for the mind. I only do 15-20 minutes a day. I ended up drawing again, something I haven't done for 20 years. I have a tablet for my computer. Can paint with it too. Fantastic.

Posted by: rat a tat at at September 22, 2016 03:59 PM (EdXI9)

312 I tried crocheting once.  I succeeded in making a nipple pastie. 


I quit.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:00 PM (+eR2D)

313 >>>What should I call it? Posted by: zombie Hazel Nyet.

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 22, 2016 04:00 PM (nIGPZ)

314 *they're

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 04:00 PM (21hN3)

315 Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 08:56 PM (Om16U) Yes, Instapundit is now in the "I denounce myself" phase of re-education camp. Unfortunately, all of this is voluntary. I really wish he had simply told them GFY as he doesn't need them- however, who knows? He may be getting pressure in other areas of his life.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 22, 2016 04:00 PM (HGtd0)

316 "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" is the book I'm using, if anybody's interested. Posted by: Oschisms at September 22, 2016 08:53 PM
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When my kids were Cub Scouts, they went to an artist's studio and she used that book/method to teach the kids to draw.  It was fascinating, and it really worked! 

Had forgotten all about that book...glad you brought it up.  I'm gonna get a copy now. 

Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 04:01 PM (eM2Uz)

317 Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 08:56 PM (Om16U) This is why you never apologize to these people. "It's better to burn out than to fade away" -Neil Notyoung Stilldumb

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 04:01 PM (3myMJ)

318 We all need to learn to read lips...eventually we all loose part of our hearing!!!

Posted by: Jan Eveleigh at September 22, 2016 04:01 PM (tLp30)

319 >>>My big problem is the little voice in my head that keeps telling me that whatever novel I'm working on is a big piece of shit My advice: When you see that little voice in front of you, just drive on. Run it down. If you don't get it, back up and run it down again until you do. Then when you no longer hear that voice, then get on with writing your book.

Posted by: Instapundit at September 22, 2016 04:01 PM (fgOnp)

320 And then I get another big burst of inspiration to give it another shot. And then, about 10,000 words in, the Little Voice grows loud enough to cause me to lose interest. I know some Morons out there have written novels, so I imagine y'all are familiar with my dilemma. Any suggestions for getting over the hump? Posted by: Ex-liberal Ideas in no particular order: 1. Write the characters' backgrounds first. Ask yourself enough questions about the characters to the point where you know exactly what they would do given any circumstance. "EG: what would he do with $100/gold/credits/etc? What would he do with $1,000,000?" 2. Write on a schedule and don't give yourself excuses. You don't have to only work on the novel at that time. You just have to be putting words on the screen. 3. Keep those bad novels and when you don't feel like working on your writing, force yourself to re-read them. After a few minutes you are likely to be 'inspired' again. 4. No author's first piece of fiction is a masterpiece. Write short stories to practice. Work on your weakest points whatever it might be. Find an editor if you can.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 22, 2016 04:02 PM (V3IFq)

321 insty knows better than to fall for sjw shit i thought

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 04:03 PM (U0lQa)

322 Oh and I'd also like to learn how to make large amounts of money. I think fabulous wealth would be cool.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 22, 2016 04:03 PM (hJrjt)

323 "Oh dear God. I was going to write something in support of him. Now maybe not."

-----

He's a man. A man who held the line and held up a candle in the dark. He has fought a damn good fight for a long time.

I don't expect him to be superhuman. I forgive him.
And I will read Instapundit even if they publish it on treebark.



Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 04:03 PM (zu88C)

324 Willow: brother makes pretty good machines. Stay away from modern Singers, they're crappy.

Posted by: delayna at September 22, 2016 04:03 PM (KNFU5)

325 Jacoby Brissett rushing TD. 10-0 Pats.

Tom (or Jimmy) who?!




Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at September 22, 2016 04:03 PM (H9MG5)

326 @317: "however, who knows? He may be getting pressure in other areas of his life." Do you believe even for the slightest moment that progressives aren't gonna turn their industrial strength outrage machine upon him?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 04:03 PM (21hN3)

327 I'ma do this right now: we've got 3 shopping bags full of old bank & broker statements, pay stubs with my ss#, etc., etc., etc., to be burned in the patio firepit (shredders are not good enough, imho). more later.

Posted by: the deplorable sock_rat_eez, stay calm and carry on at September 22, 2016 04:04 PM (Z8DIA)

328 Well, this has been an interesting day. Just like yesterday. Interesting. Main difference is Mrs. E is home again so no carousing nor philandering. Like I say, interesting.

Posted by: Eromero at September 22, 2016 04:04 PM (zLDYs)

329 http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion /2016/09/22/glenn-reynolds -bill-sternberg-editorials -debates/90868144/



Yup. No media bias there....

Posted by: deplorable cthulhu at September 22, 2016 04:05 PM (EzgxV)

330 313 I like this thread idea. I took up yoga earlier this year. Had a bone scan and it turns out I have the bone density of a healthy 80 year old. I'm 40. Complication from Crohn's (which is good right now). Chick's channel on youtube is called Yoga With Adriane. Great teacher. She's supercute, too. And flexible. Turns out yoga is great for the mind. I only do 15-20 minutes a day. I ended up drawing again, something I haven't done for 20 years. I have a tablet for my computer. Can paint with it too. Fantastic. Posted by: rat a tat at at September 22, 2016 08:59 PM (EdXI9) I'm intrigued by Calgary's very own Rage Yoga.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 22, 2016 04:05 PM (hJrjt)

331 naturalfake I cannot imagine working at a university with his ideas. just as I can't imagine being patterico . the belly of the beasties and you'd have to have sopme really strong (accurate term)? cojones(?) to exist . yet in those positions require responsibility to do good. so...

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 04:05 PM (A1MMY)

332 This may be more appropriate in the Pet Thread but I've thought that having a salt water aquarium would be fun. It's a lot of work though, and I'm really lazy.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 04:05 PM (Sfs6o)

333 I like the self improvement thread idea! You could call it the Moron Mastermind Thread.

Posted by: From Boston at September 22, 2016 04:05 PM (8XvA3)

334 Willow, I've been eyeing the Janome Magnolia sewing machine. I like the idea of a non-electronic sewing machine because if something goes wrong, it can be fixed mechanically. If an electronic machine breaks, you might have to pay several hundred dollars for a new chip/motherboard/whatever it's called. http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-sewing-machine-for-beginners/

Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2016 04:06 PM (xVuS6)

335 According to the Amazon reviews, get the 89' version used! The next revision apparently wasn't an improvement.

Posted by: Oschisms at September 22, 2016 04:06 PM (ZsN9X)

336 I'ma do this right now: we've got 3 shopping bags full of old bank & broker statements, pay stubs with my ss#, etc., etc., etc., to be burned in the patio firepit (shredders are not good enough, imho). more later. Posted by: the deplorable sock_rat_eez, stay calm and carry on at September 22, 2016 09:04 PM (Z8DIA) Run 'em through the shredder first. Densely-packed paper does not burn well at all. Shredded paper burns really, really well.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 04:06 PM (Bvr/A)

337 Try Shreveport

Yes, Shreveport is not a bad drive from Nacogdoches. Ft. Polk is about 20 minutes more of a drive, but there is nothing out there. At least if you go to Bossier City, you can go out to dinner and maybe hit a casino.

Posted by: no good deed at September 22, 2016 04:06 PM (/O5Ax)

338 I recommend checking out the The Great Courses: profs teaching all sorts of classes, from art appreciation to philosophy to science on video (you can download them or get DVDs). There are even cooking and crafts DVDs. They've always got good sales going on and I haven't found the courses to be PC. In fact, they are probably more traditional than most courses you will find on most college campuses these days. I especially enjoyed the classical music lectures featuring Robert Greenberg, who is a funny and engaging lecturer.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 04:06 PM (P8951)

339 Besides, I'm getting ready to put my house on the market and the stress is overwhelming. Need some good news for a change. Posted by: Bridgette Glover at September 22, 2016 08:52 PM (coVoB) === Good news is, you're probably selling at a good time. I hope you make a yuuuuuuge profit!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2016 04:06 PM (EZebt)

340 As long as the dumpster juice has lemon, artichoke, tomato, cilantro, onion and garlic, it can't be all that bad.

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 22, 2016 04:07 PM (nIGPZ)

341 Dumpster ceviche.

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 22, 2016 04:07 PM (nIGPZ)

342 >>>I have been keeping myself accountable with lifting weights with Stronglifts 5x5 app. i've tried stronglifts but not the app, which i really should do, as stronglifts is kinda dependent on the strict week by week increase in weight i'll try that when I get back to lifting.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:07 PM (dciA+)

343 May I suggest, perhaps if Ace were to return to doing podcasts one day, to do podcasts related to the medical/workout thread instead of politics. Maybe an interview with Dr. Fung or something like that?

Posted by: Keyser at September 22, 2016 04:07 PM (v8/5X)

344 Ex-liberal: Years ago I heard an author say that is EXACTLY the response you should have. Hemingway even said "the first draft of anything is shlt." Finish it, then go back and clean it up, then pay someone else to look it over if you're serious about letting other people read, and maybe pay to read, it.

Posted by: Toxic masculinity keeps rescuing female firefighters from burning buildings at September 22, 2016 04:07 PM (x4zgf)

345 Whenever I feel sad I go clean out a closet. Always make me feel better.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 04:07 PM (Z56vq)

346 I would drink Dumpster Juice off of Hope Solo.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 22, 2016 04:07 PM (ej1L0)

347 ive always wanted to build a boat. i probably still won't, but if i ever do it might be one of those McKenzie river dories. i saw an educational package going for 150 that's a book, full size plans, and a scale model to put together. might do that.

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 04:08 PM (U0lQa)

348 >>>Ben Had i asked about you the other night... we rarely see you on the ont. do you train at night?

Posted by: concrete girl at September 22, 2016 04:08 PM (N0522)

349 Patriots up 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. Suck it, Goodell!!!

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 22, 2016 04:08 PM (2cS/G)

350 I have my grandfather's mandolin.  I'd like to learn to play it since it's so old and beautiful.  But I also have a secret wish to learn the ukulele.  I just like saying it.  Ukulele.


Ukulele.

Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:08 PM (bpfzP)

351 ace, how is your shoulder?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:08 PM (+eR2D)

352 delayna, I just had a decade old bernina, but I was used to it, like driving a certain car / truck transmission, things become rote, i'd probably want the same machine even a decade old. because I only have to think about what i'm creating not the machine itself

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 04:08 PM (A1MMY)

353 "this piece of shit, unscrupulous, donor-servicing organization." I love you Ace.

Posted by: Pam at September 22, 2016 04:08 PM (cF0hS)

354 Poor instapundit. I tweeted this Now @instapundit is being forced into the self-flagellation portion of the ritual excommunication Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 08:56 PM (Om16U) That was great.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 04:08 PM (p/O/l)

355 Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2016 08:59 PM (TUPJD) I live in a city apartment so -no. A wave pool would be fun.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 04:09 PM (P8951)

356 "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" is the book I'm using, if anybody's interested. Posted by: Oschisms at September 22, 2016 08:53 PM ~~~~ Great book!

Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2016 04:09 PM (xVuS6)

357 I love making old stuff different, doors, houses, furniture,

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2016 04:10 PM (A1MMY)

358 352 I have my grandfather's mandolin. I'd like to learn to play it since it's so old and beautiful. But I also have a secret wish to learn the ukulele. I just like saying it. Ukulele. Ukulele. Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 09:08 PM (bpfzP) You learn the ukulele and I'll learn the harmonica and I'll get to music afore ye. No, I mean, we'll do a duet.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 22, 2016 04:10 PM (hJrjt)

359 I'm not getting both knees done at the same time - they are scheduled 3 weeks apart; the surgeries just are both getting done in October. I figure I would rather endure more pain for a little while longer in exchange for much less pain for a (hopefully) long time....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at September 22, 2016 04:10 PM (Saqzi)

360 "McConnell is a failure." He would disagree, he thinks he is doing just fine.

Posted by: navybrat at September 22, 2016 04:10 PM (w7KSn)

361 "Ford GT test cars" Crazy. When that YouTube ends, one of the thumbnails that comes up was posted by a friend of mine. Yep, the Fords are eastbound and down on I-70 east of Glenwood Springs. Headed toward Vail.

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 04:10 PM (3myMJ)

362 Grammie I can play one song on the rule. My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean. After that I gave it up.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2016 04:10 PM (BO/km)

363 >>>And then I get another big burst of inspiration to give it another shot. And then, about 10,000 words in, the Little Voice grows loud enough to cause me to lose interest. I know some Morons out there have written novels, so I imagine y'all are familiar with my dilemma. Any suggestions for getting over the hump? Posted by: Ex-liberal ... i think Scrivener is a worthwhile purchase for $40 or $45. It calls itself an "environment for creative expression" or something. It's a hacked up simple word processing program with doo dads that help you write (like scratchpads, so you're not intimidated by the "What I write now shall endure throughout history" thing). You can also make up chapters wherever and just start writing, so if you know a scene in chapter 14, you can write what you're thinking about and then come back later and write the preceding chapters (and finish chapter 14). It's not a panacea or anything but I think it is helpful.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:10 PM (dciA+)

364 I'm also on a mission to consume an adult beverage on every boat on the lake available to the public.  Two down, five to go.

Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:11 PM (bpfzP)

365 I was doing Russian and Italian on Duolingo for a while, but stopped early in the Summer and never started again. I should.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 22, 2016 04:11 PM (FYrz1)

366 Also, you've mentioned meditation recently. Headspace is a really helpful app for that. I've been using it for about 40 days and have noticed some positive changes. The app really simplifies and demystifies the whole process.

Posted by: From Boston at September 22, 2016 04:11 PM (8XvA3)

367 I'd also like to get back writing regularly on my little blog again, find a way to fund my trading account again and trade stocks and options, and become a really good shooter. So much to do, so little time.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 04:11 PM (p/O/l)

368 Re instapundit - I think the SJW Dean of his college has opened an investigation into him. I'll pray for him and hope the Trumpnado has these cuckroaches scurrying back into shadows where they belong.

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:11 PM (Om16U)

369 >>>Eromero loved your rock story! rocks rock.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (N0522)

370 Zombie, that makes sense I suppose. You could just  divide it into eras, which might be more flexible.

I suppose doing it by schools would be less useful because you want something that everyone would be able to ID, and I am not sure that dividing it into languages is terribly useful since a lot of the early stuff is in Latin and you would need to consider the origin.

But you have "printed" and "incunabula" which gives me the opportunity to use the word incunabula.

so thank you.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (KOBAq)

371 Rule? I type uke and it got changed to rule?

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (BO/km)

372 Grammie I can play one song on the rule. My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean. After that I gave it up.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2016 09:10 PM (BO/km)

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That's a good one.  I'd like to learn "Ain't She Sweet".


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (bpfzP)

373 If any of you ignorant wingers really want self-improvement you gotta start by reading Zinn and Chomsky.

Posted by: Honest Cloud at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (JT3L6)

374 >>>353 ace, how is your shoulder? mostly better, except for the years of carrying myself wrong which will take a year or more to correct, assuming I do the proper strengthening and mobility exercises every day, which I don't. i'm mostly working on my legs now.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (dciA+)

375 Rule? I type uke and it got changed to rule?

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2016 09:12 PM (BO/km)

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No worries.  I read your mind.


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (bpfzP)

376
I'd like to learn how to oil paint landscapes.   Without "pretty little trees", titanium white, and exotic substances.

Posted by: Levin at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (iZGeA)

377 boston, i may look into headspace.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:12 PM (dciA+)

378 STATE COLLEGE, PA. -- Students all over Penn State University agree on this much about Hillary Clinton: "She's slimy," said Anay Pope. And Pope, 25, is a Clinton supporter. For the moment.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at September 22, 2016 04:13 PM (e8kgV)

379 I have a Singer Model 20U. It's an industrial sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch as well. I bought it for doing upholstery. It has slipped timing and the needle hits the bobbin case. But I have a repair manual for it, so I ought to be able to fix it. I paid only $100 for it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 04:13 PM (Bvr/A)

380 Billy Ocean is dead?

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always asks... at September 22, 2016 04:13 PM (Tyii7)

381 @370: "instapundit - I think the SJW Dean of his college has opened an investigation into him." I mentioned that upthread. She did. There's blood in the water here. Lots of leftie Twitter types aren't gonna let this one go without a fight. It may all amount to nothing in the long run, but it's not over yet. *shrugs*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 04:13 PM (21hN3)

382 i've tried stronglifts but not the app, which i really should do, as stronglifts is kinda dependent on the strict week by week increase in weight

-----


It even does the plate math for you, and has a *CLANK* alarm to keep you from sitting on your ass too long between sets.

It's fun to press the little red button when you finish a set!

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 04:14 PM (zu88C)

383 And then I get another big burst of inspiration to give it another shot. And then, about 10,000 words in, the Little Voice grows loud enough to cause me to lose interest. I know some Morons out there have written novels, so I imagine y'all are familiar with my dilemma. Any suggestions for getting over the hump? Posted by: Ex-liberal Butt in chair. Fingers on keyboard. It's a rare individual that doesn't have 1-3 crap novels to blow through until they have a good one. It's a learning experience. So, don't worry about writing the Great American Novel first time out. Just figure out what your methodology is for writing and go.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 22, 2016 04:14 PM (HGtd0)

384 'No worries. I read your mind' I don't think you want to do that. There's some weird stuff in there.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2016 04:14 PM (BO/km)

385 Scratch that - you gotta accept the truths taught by Zinn and Chomsky - or live forever on the Bircher fringe.

Posted by: Honest Cloud at September 22, 2016 04:14 PM (JT3L6)

386 Btw I'm planning to write a book about procrastination. I'm pretty much an expert on it. I'll start tomorrow, for sure.

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:15 PM (Om16U)

387 Also, I'm really bad at Bible memory.  The chapter and verse thing.  Rev can rattle them off at the drop of a hat.  I'll say, "where does it say that thing about....." and right away he'll say "Two Corinthians 4:13".


I want to do that.  I may need it in the camps.



Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:15 PM (bpfzP)

388 ace -- how are your eyes? Did that eye surgery work eventually?

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 04:15 PM (qUNWi)

389 I play on Rocksmith regularly. If I am ever ready for the stage it will be a byproduct, not a goal. My current goal is to play 50 songs 50 times. I have two decent guitars and a bass.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 22, 2016 04:15 PM (VdICR)

390 concrete girl. I am up at 3am and starting chores so the part of the ONT I see is very early morning. I have seen some of your posts but I just don't get there quick enough to respond. Hope all is well with you and wish you could come to the meet up.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2016 04:16 PM (TUPJD)

391 I played piano from about '08 to '13. Actually got pretty good at it. When you pick songs that you actually like to hear, you end up practicing like crazy. By '13 Hussein had been reelected, and my eldest daughter turned 13. It's been downhill since then.

Posted by: Chris M at September 22, 2016 04:16 PM (6RZos)

392 i'm mostly working on my legs now.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 09:12 PM (dciA+)



Rickets? 

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:16 PM (+eR2D)

393 Grammie, I want you to learn to play Lady of Spain. Then record it and put it on YouTube for us.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 04:16 PM (xpSCc)

394 On thing I'd like to do is build a memory palace. But I just can't - apparently my mind is not architecturally-oriented.

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:16 PM (Om16U)

395 >>>>>>My big problem is the little voice in my head that keeps telling me that whatever novel I'm working on is a big piece of shit all novels are a piece of shit until you work and work at them until they look halfway decent. it shouldn't surprise or discourage anyone that their novel is a piece of shit on the first draft. the first draft is where it's expected to still have plotting and pacing problems and questions of motivation and bullshit placeholder writing you just slapped down because you were too tired to think of the right way to say it. the first draft of a novel is the like the first three months of an exercise program-- what results are you expecting right off the bat? it's the process of doing the work that makes it better

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:17 PM (dciA+)

396 "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" is the book I'm using, if anybody's interested. Posted by: Oschisms at September 22, 2016 08:53 PM (ZsN9X) I'd like to get back into calligraphy (Old English with India ink was my medium many moons ago) and I bought that book because I'd like to try my hand at sketching rather than engineering drawings.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:17 PM (wCEn4)

397 Ace, I'm lifting again for the first time since spring, had elbow tendon injury, which I'm prone to get. Been back at it about 3 weeks, loving it. There's always quick progress at first which helps. I'm about to hit the first plateau (done this cycle many times, I'm 67.) but hoping to Power Through!

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 04:17 PM (3myMJ)

398 CountryBoy, have you ever used eOption? They went through a rough spot when they changed the trading platform in January, but it seems things are running smoother now. $3 plus 0.15 per contract.

Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2016 04:17 PM (xVuS6)

399 i'm mostly working on my legs now. Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 09:12 PM (dciA+) Rickets? DangerGirl **** Nope. Transitioning to becoming a cyborg.

Posted by: Tilikum Irredeemable Killer Assault Whale- Why Am I Still Here? at September 22, 2016 04:17 PM (hVdx9)

400 Grammie, I want you to learn to play Lady of Spain. Then record it and put it on YouTube for us.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 09:16 PM (xpSCc)

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Ah, but first I must conquer the vast repertoire of popular Swedish folk songs.



Shouldn't take long.

Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:18 PM (bpfzP)

401 >>>394 i'm mostly working on my legs now. Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 09:12 PM (dciA+) Rickets? Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at flexibility and strength. My knots have knots. the knots restrict both movement and strength and cause imbalances and instability when I lift. plus they hurt

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:18 PM (dciA+)

402 I play a mean swinette. Seriously, it bites.

Posted by: Tilikum Irredeemable Killer Assault Whale- Why Am I Still Here? at September 22, 2016 04:18 PM (hVdx9)

403 I'd like to get back into calligraphy (Old English with India ink was my medium many moons ago) and I bought that book because I'd like to try my hand at sketching rather than engineering drawings.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 22, 2016 09:17 PM (wCEn4)

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Oh, that sounds very nice.  Very.


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:19 PM (bpfzP)

404 Willow, I've been eyeing the Janome Magnolia sewing machine. I like the idea of a non-electronic sewing machine because if something goes wrong, it can be fixed mechanically. If an electronic machine breaks, you might have to pay several hundred dollars for a new chip/motherboard/whatever it's called.

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-sewing-machine-for-beginners/


That reminds me, I need to find someone to come tune up my treadle sewing machine.

Posted by: Infidel at September 22, 2016 04:19 PM (8ezJ2)

405 Mr D wrote a book and published it oh....about eight years ago.  He started writing the sequel but then gave up.  Hopefully, someday he picks it back up again.



We will Amazon self publish this time.  We went the completely wrong way and got ripped for novel 1.  I say "we" because I "edited".

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:19 PM (+eR2D)

406 Nothing changes because the people simply keep on electing the same crooks to office every 2 and 6 years.

I voted against every incumbent in the primary. Every incumbent won.

I don't even know why I vote. I live in Austin. Doesn't matter if it's a local, state or national election - the outcome is pre-ordained.

Austin is dark blue, the state is just as red. My US rep has a safe seat apparently and 1 Senator is anti-what just happened today and the other probably helped write the CR.

So fuck it. I'm done.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at September 22, 2016 04:19 PM (CbGSW)

407 I'm taking some on-line computer programming courses. I figure that, after having been a professional programmer for 25 years, I should at least know a little about the subject.

Posted by: Jonathan G at September 22, 2016 04:19 PM (jT9wB)

408 >>>390 ace -- how are your eyes? Did that eye surgery work eventually? Posted by: eleven ... pretty good. not there yet. Frankly, I think not having glasses has changed my personality type. I'm less inhibited and all arrogant again. I'm kind of a dick now. I kind of like being a dick.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:20 PM (dciA+)

409 Oschisms at September 22, 2016 09:06 PM

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Thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 04:20 PM (eM2Uz)

410 >>>Also, I'm really bad at Bible memory. The chapter and verse thing.
Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 09:15 PM (bpfzP)


On thing I'd like to do is build a memory palace.
But I just can't - apparently my mind is not architecturally-oriented.
Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 09:16 PM (Om16U)<<<




Matthew 7:24-27 

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at September 22, 2016 04:20 PM (H9MG5)

411 Danger Girl+ 1000 . Good thing I had just swallowed.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2016 04:20 PM (TUPJD)

412 plus they hurt Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 09:18 PM (dciA+) Do you have one of those roller thingies to massage your calves with?

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:20 PM (Om16U)

413 flexibility and strength. My knots have knots. the knots restrict both movement and strength and cause imbalances and instability when I lift.

plus they hurt

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 09:18 PM (dciA+)



Goodonya.  You Supple Tiger, you.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:20 PM (+eR2D)

414 Ooh grammie, will you yodel along too? Oh please oh please oh please.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 04:20 PM (xpSCc)

415 Heh. Watching The Magnificent Seven. The greatest cast ever for a Western? Maybe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2016 04:20 PM (RrDm2)

416 Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 09:15 PM (bpfzP) A worthy goal, I was asking my pastor about an evangelical question where the stock answer didn't seem "right" to me, and darn if he wasn't able to find two different biblical quotes in seconds to support the stock answer.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:21 PM (wCEn4)

417 I play a mean swinette. Seriously, it bites. Posted by: Tilikum Irredeemable Killer Assault Whale- Why Am I Still Here? at September 22, 2016 09:18 PM (hVdx9) There's something about the tone of a swinette, that I just can't put my finger on. Not that I would want to.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 04:21 PM (Bvr/A)

418 Been watching Captain America: Civil War and I just can't get into it.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:21 PM (+eR2D)

419 An accountability thread for finally doing something -- learn woodcraft, take up fencing, take up bird-watching, take the wife dancing, whatever it is -- you've long wanted to do but kept finding "better things to do."

If anyone has any ideas like that, maybe mention them here. If there's interest, I can put up this thread every Thursday evening.

--

I have always wanted to focus on my creative writing.  It is a dream of mine, the one dream that has outlasted all the others.  I know that I do have time, here and there, to work on it, but I always make up some cockamamie excuse not to do it.

That needs to stop.  If there is a thread on this here, perhaps it would help.

Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 04:21 PM (3DSAh)

420 Well, I started a jewelry business. Something I really didn't realize I loved doing until I started doing it. I just made a bracelet one day and it turned out decent and then I thought, well shit, why not try and make some money? So... feel free to visit my shop at Etsy Can I put a link up? I'm always afraid I will end up in the barrel.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 22, 2016 04:22 PM (CNHr1)

421 Votermom, what is a "memory palace"?

Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2016 04:22 PM (xVuS6)

422 Matthew 7:24-27 Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at September 22, 2016 09:20 PM (H9MG5) Am I 24, 25, 26, or 27? Hmmm

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:22 PM (Om16U)

423 I have about 50 affirmations typed on a sheet and taped on my bathroom mirror. When I read them every day things go noticeably better. I have the most humbling, difficult one at the top: "Like a mirror, I reflect what comes into my life without judgment or opinion." *gulp*

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 04:22 PM (3myMJ)

424 And I will read Instapundit even if they publish it on treebark. Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:03 PM (zu88C) I've never read him, so I've never "supported" him per se, but it would be nice to see someone speak truth and then tell people who don't like it to go pound sand.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 04:22 PM (p/O/l)

425 >>>Ben Had it is a fine thing you're doing, bravo! i recently moved across country and am living my dream, prepping for winter. i'll look for your email. i found a vintage scarf with cattle brands and one of them is the four 6 ranch. talk soon.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 22, 2016 04:22 PM (N0522)

426 I play a mean swinette. Seriously, it bites. Posted by: Tilikum Irredeemable Killer Assault Whale- Why Am I Still Here? at September 22, 2016 09:18 PM (hVdx9) There's something about the tone of a swinette, that I just can't put my finger on. Not that I would want to. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon **** Now you know why they bite.

Posted by: Tilikum Irredeemable Killer Assault Whale- Why Am I Still Here? at September 22, 2016 04:22 PM (hVdx9)

427 I'm going to make an appointment to get my flu shot. It's that time of year again!

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2016 04:23 PM (Z56vq)

428 pretty good. not there yet. Frankly, I think not having glasses has changed my personality type. I'm less inhibited and all arrogant again. I'm kind of a dick now. I kind of like being a dick. Hah...good.

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 04:23 PM (qUNWi)

429 bluebell - oh how I wish I could yodel like my grandma.  What a set of pipes that woman had.  Made me appreciate Roy Rogers even more.  Alas, that gene was not passed down to me.


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:23 PM (bpfzP)

430 >>>Butt in chair. Fingers on keyboard. ... the Scrivener program I mentioned above has a setting where you can specify x words per day (I did 3000 words) and so long as you actually check in with the thing, and do it early in the day, you will find you're putting up a lot of words. of course, once you stop and set it aside.... well, no more progress. you really have to keep at it. A novel is kind of a white-heat thing despite taking months to complete. If you do not finish it in that white heat initial enthusiasm stage, you WILL set it aside, probably forever. so as this person said: butt in chair, fingers at keyboard, no excuses, pump out 3000 words a day as a goal. If you only do 1000, fine, but try to hit 3000.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:23 PM (dciA+)

431 I play a mean swinette. Seriously, it bites. You play a female pig? No wonder it bites.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 22, 2016 04:23 PM (IqV8l)

432 Votermom, what is a "memory palace"? Yeah?

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 04:24 PM (qUNWi)

433 I'd like to have my home office organized better. And my closet organized. I have a really nice closet and it's organized poorly. I also need to clean up my olive trees. Really all my trees need to have the sucker growth pruned. I am good about the trees close to my house but the trees farther out I find an excuse not to take care of them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 04:24 PM (Q5Ymk)

434 a novel begins in a state of irrational enthusiasm. little by little the critical faculties kick on you begin having doubts and questioning why you thought it was such a great idea. when the latter overcomes the former, you will stop writing it. the thing can only be written quickly because the latter will overcome the former.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:24 PM (dciA+)

435 I'm getting ready to start my first quilting project. I'm using those old linen calendars from the 1960's 70's and 80's for the top and a bedsheet with a 70's-esque print for the back. Have to modify it a bit. Fortunately my sisterIL is a quilter and will provide back up if I jack it up.

Posted by: madamemayhem at September 22, 2016 04:24 PM (yTnCT)

436 Revenant.. I actually started a novel years ago. First three chapters are still sitting in my dresser drawer. Go for it.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 22, 2016 04:24 PM (CNHr1)

437 curfew issued with rioters gathering

Posted by: nckate at September 22, 2016 04:25 PM (sEmHd)

438 423 Votermom, what is a "memory palace"? Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2016 09:22 PM (xVuS6) It's an ancient memory technique, also called method of loci. You memorize or invent a place, usually a building, and mentally walk through it. You remember things by mentally storing items in various places in the building.

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:25 PM (Om16U)

439 2 Glenn Reynolds suspended one month by USA Today. Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 22, 2016 07:57 PM (21hN3) This just in: USA Today suspended for one month by Glenn Reynolds.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:25 PM (SRKgf)

440 I inherited an accordion.  Took three lessons and actually learned to play "On Top of Old Smokey."  Then my teacher died.  Haven't been able to find another instructor in the area.  Kids and husband are glad.

Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 04:26 PM (eM2Uz)

441 Hrothgar - exactly!  I want my mind to retain those things.  Not to have to hunt around and look stuff up and get back to someone three days later.

Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:26 PM (bpfzP)

442 IrishEi - accordions are awesome.

Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:26 PM (bpfzP)

443 409 I'm taking some on-line computer programming courses. I figure that, after having been a professional programmer for 25 years, I should at least know a little about the subject. Posted by: Jonathan G at September 22, 2016 09:19 PM (jT9wB) Oh me too. I'm doing FreeCodeCamp. What are you studying?

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:27 PM (Om16U)

444 I'd like to make a Broadway musical based on Milli Vanilli's ouvre.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 22, 2016 04:27 PM (BS8yt)

445 Dammit, that's Supple Leopard.  Not tiger.  Dammit, DG, get your shit together.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:27 PM (+eR2D)

446 I inherited an accordion. Took three lessons and actually learned to play "On Top of Old Smokey." Then my teacher died. Haven't been able to find another instructor in the area. Kids and husband are glad. Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 09:26 PM (eM2Uz) Not to worry. You can always use it for deer hunting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 04:27 PM (Bvr/A)

447 I'd love someone to hold me accountable for actually writing a book. I've wanted to for years, but haven't ever actually gotten around to it.

Posted by: JohnJ at September 22, 2016 04:27 PM (QSdIk)

448 I go to Instapundit.com more often than twitter. If I'm at usa today, it's to read Glenn Reynolds.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 22, 2016 04:27 PM (VdICR)

449
417 Heh. Watching The Magnificent Seven. The greatest cast ever for a Western? Maybe.

Man, that's a good one. Haven't seen that in awhile. No kidding about that cast. It was great. I read somewhere Brynner was pissed, constantly accusing McQueen of trying to upstage him.

Posted by: Biergood at September 22, 2016 04:27 PM (v8Lx/)

450 I'm learning a foreign language. However, as I'm doing this entirely for brain food and not with an eye toward it, you know, actually being useful, I chose not to learn Mandarin or Russian, or even the mother tongue of my employer (French). Nope, way to practical for me. Mi lernas Esperanton. (I'm learning Esperanto.)

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 04:27 PM (5Nr9V)

451 Scholars in ye olden days had phenomenal memories. I can't even remember phone numbers.

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:28 PM (Om16U)

452 438 Revenant.. I actually started a novel years ago. First three chapters are still sitting in my dresser drawer. Go for it.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 22, 2016 09:24 PM (CNHr1)

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I will do it.  As ace said, the first draft is going to be crap -- I need to get over it.  In my professional writing, I always edit as I write, which is a creative process killer.  I need to pound it out and then rework it afterwards.

Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 04:28 PM (3DSAh)

453 >>>Am I 24, 25, 26, or 27? Hmmm
Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 09:22 PM (Om16U)<<<



Obviously 24, the wise (wo)man.

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at September 22, 2016 04:28 PM (H9MG5)

454 Scrivener is great. It makes organizing research so much easier than throwing everything into random folders. Silly as it is, the virtual cork board helps my brain organize things.

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 04:28 PM (8uiG4)

455 374 Grammie I can play one song on the rule. My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean. After that I gave it up. Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2016 09:10 PM (BO/km) ============================================= That's a good one. I'd like to learn "Ain't She Sweet". Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 09:12 PM (bpfzP) Oddly enough, there is an album featuring the young Beatles as the backing band for Tony Sheridan that contains both of those songs. https://tinyurl.com/h5uyzqa

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 04:29 PM (sdi6R)

456 446 I'd like to make a Broadway musical based on Milli Vanilli's ouvre. I cherish their entire catalog.

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 04:29 PM (qUNWi)

457 I like playing the harmonica but only play it when I'm alone in the car. I can really jam on 'ol Suzanna.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2016 04:29 PM (BO/km)

458 >>>449 I'd love someone to hold me accountable for actually writing a book. I've wanted to for years, but haven't ever actually gotten around to it. i think there's a phone app called wordly that will pester you about writing your required daily word output.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:29 PM (dciA+)

459 Hrothgar - exactly! I want my mind to retain those things. Not to have to hunt around and look stuff up and get back to someone three days later. Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 09:26 PM (bpfzP) I don't think I need the full eidetic memory capability, but there are a lot of things that I would like to have at my beck and call, not requiring a quick digression while I attempt to Google for an answer. Maybe the memory palace would work, except I'd probably be tripping over the junk I'd stored there and forgotten!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:29 PM (wCEn4)

460 Mi lernas Esperanton. (I'm learning Esperanto.) Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 09:27 PM (5Nr9V) Aha! The long-dead tongue of Atlantis.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 04:29 PM (Bvr/A)

461 CountryBoy, have you ever used eOption? They went through a rough spot when they changed the trading platform in January, but it seems things are running smoother now. $3 plus 0.15 per contract. Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2016 09:17 PM (xVuS6) Can't say I have. I have a Think Or Swim account I've wanted to fund for years. I'm starting to relearn their software. Just doing a few paper trades for now. I will check it out though, thanks.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at September 22, 2016 04:29 PM (p/O/l)

462 Grammie, I bet you could learn to yodel after all, even if you don't possess the yodeling gene. You should try it and report back. On this new Thursday thread.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 04:29 PM (xpSCc)

463 >>>456 Scrivener is great. It makes organizing research so much easier than throwing everything into random folders. Silly as it is, the virtual cork board helps my brain organize things. evernote is good for research too. actually, evernote really is a research tool, and I don't think scrivener reallly is, though i'm sure you can jot things here or there.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (dciA+)

464 Oddly enough, there is an album featuring the young Beatles as the backing band for Tony Sheridan that contains both of those songs.

https://tinyurl.com/h5uyzqa

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:29 PM (sdi6R)

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Seriously?  Off to look, I am ....


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (bpfzP)

465 ace, I am glad your shoulder is healing.  Are you doing squats for your legs?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (+eR2D)

466 So ace, you seem to know a lot of writing aids - are you writing a book?

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (Om16U)

467 so as this person said: butt in chair, fingers at keyboard, no excuses, pump out 3000 words a day as a goal. If you only do 1000, fine, but try to hit 3000. Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 09:23 PM (dciA+) Pro tip for generating text: use speech recognition. Think how quickly you could read 3000 words out loud. Sure, the product of speech recognition will need a lot of work to clean up, but it's also easy to dictate several different versions, and later select the one you like the best (or can use as the basis for a revised version). The main thing is how empowering it is. I used to have to write reports on various documents, and with speech recognition it was easy. I'd pick up the document, refresh my memory of its contents, then dictate my thoughts on it before moving on to the next. Thirty minutes later, I was done with what would otherwise be an afternoon's work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (SRKgf)

468 Votermom, I have actually heard of that, only done in a real, physical place. Sometimes I am able to recall things I've read in physical books by remember the location of the passage on the page.

Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (xVuS6)

469 Revenant... good for you!!! Let us know how it's going. I had a great idea but never could quite figure out how to end it.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (CNHr1)

470 Nanowrimo is good for holding your feet to the fire... I say as someone whose failed NaNoWriMo three times. I get to 20k words and get distracted. I think my brain is wired for writing short stories.

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (8uiG4)

471 I am going to work on some more of my all natural wood cat trees. I have some eucalyptus that I'm combining with oak. The mesquite piece came out being everything I wanted and the friends cats love it.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2016 04:30 PM (TUPJD)

472 keep up the good work

Posted by: hillary's left lateral rectus at September 22, 2016 04:31 PM (ir/G5)

473 How about a thread for morons approaching retirement?! That must be a not-unsubstantial cadre here. There are so many decisions facing one approaching retirement that the benefit of the wisdom / hindsight of others would be priceless!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 22, 2016 04:31 PM (TRRRh)

474 "curfew issued with rioters gathering" I'll run them over to the 7/11, they need cigarettes.

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 04:31 PM (3myMJ)

475 Mi lernas Esperanton. (I'm learning Esperanto.) Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 09:27 PM (5Nr9V) How do you say "That will be useful in the camps!"?

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:31 PM (wCEn4)

476 452 I'm learning a foreign language.

However, as I'm doing this entirely for brain food and not with an eye toward it, you know, actually being useful, I chose not to learn Mandarin or Russian, or even the mother tongue of my employer (French). Nope, way to practical for me.

Mi lernas Esperanton. (I'm learning Esperanto.)

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 09:27 PM (5Nr9V)

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Having spent some years of my life learning dead languages (Latin and Old Norse), I can appreciate the impulse.

Dealing with a dead language (or an invented one like Esperanto) feels like codebreaking to me -- having interesting things to read is the payoff.

The professor who worked with me on Old Norse told me that learning a new language requires 6 weeks of pain.  You sit, in the attic, alone, for 6 weeks, doing nothing but immersing yourself in the language.  It is painful.  But you will come out the other side with a good working knowledge of it.

Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 04:31 PM (3DSAh)

477 Oddly enough, there is an album featuring the young Beatles as the backing band for Tony Sheridan that contains both of those songs. https://tinyurl.com/h5uyzqa Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:29 PM (sdi6R) I have an actual LP of that album. I gather it's not worth very much, although it is fun to listen to. The band was very tight.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 04:31 PM (Bvr/A)

478 >>>madamemayhem, that's a great idea. i made my first quilt out of all my old western shirts. really old ones, that hold a particular memory for me. i used the backside of an old quilt i had from mervyn's, but i've made some with sheets too. best to you.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 22, 2016 04:31 PM (N0522)

479 Brand new AP/GFK national poll out. Say hello to President Hillary Clinton. Trump is doing worse than Romney now. And when he tanks the debate, her lead will probably be around 8 pts. https://t.co/TH48rAdazE

Posted by: trump'snonexistantcampaignads at September 22, 2016 04:32 PM (7ZD47)

480 'Oddly enough, there is an album featuring the young Beatles as the backing band for Tony Sheridan that contains both of those songs. ' Mind. Blown. Oh Suzanna wasn't on there was it?

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2016 04:32 PM (BO/km)

481 >>>I'm learning a foreign language. However, as I'm doing this entirely for brain food and not with an eye toward it, you know, actually being useful, I chose not to learn Mandarin or Russian, or even the mother tongue of my employer (French). Nope, way to practical for me. Mi lernas Esperanton. (I'm learning Esperanto.) ... my only objection would be: If you learn any real romance language, you now know esperanto as a bonus. esperanto seems to just be romance languages with all irregular verbs regularized and so forth. spanish is already 99% regular.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:32 PM (dciA+)

482 I saw a movie with William Shatner where they were speaking a foreign language and I was like Hey I can understand some of this!!!!! I can learn this language!!!! Then I found out it was Esperanto.... Cue Price is Right loser music.

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 04:32 PM (qUNWi)

483 That's great, Ace. Can't recommend Headspace enough. It's helped me establish the habit consistently where I struggled previously. My boyfriend has also commented that I'm less easily irritated since I've started meditating consistently. I've felt it too in little but measurable ways.

Posted by: From Boston at September 22, 2016 04:33 PM (8XvA3)

484 Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2016 09:30 PM (TUPJD) Nice thing to post on the Pet Thread! I've done some cheap crappy but functional ones, but the cats didn't mind!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:33 PM (wCEn4)

485 " don't think scrivener reallly is, though i'm sure you can jot things here or there. " Oh I import tons of things to scrivener. Baskets of research! I'll have to check out Evernote though. I'm gearing up for (probably another failed) NaNo

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 04:33 PM (8uiG4)

486 Oddly enough, there is an album featuring the young
Beatles as the backing band for Tony Sheridan that contains both of
those songs.



https://tinyurl.com/h5uyzqa

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:29 PM (sdi6R)
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Oh what a hoot !  Thanks !  You made my night.

Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:33 PM (bpfzP)

487 take up fencing, ------------ Well, I've already got *that* one checked off, when I was younger. The truth is, I have so many tedious 'maintenance chores' and projects that I have very little time to indulge whims. By way of consolation, I indulged myself pretty well when younger. Right now, I'd like to get to England and visit the places of my ancients. Can't get away though...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2016 04:33 PM (RrDm2)

488 I tried to learn Russian. I can read Russian words in cyrilic  but I have no idea what they mean.

I wasn't serious about it. I found the book at Half Price Books. My gf at the time was a bitch so I would head off to the cafe for my time outs.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at September 22, 2016 04:34 PM (CbGSW)

489 Lauren, are you going to be able to come to the meet up?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2016 04:34 PM (TUPJD)

490 I don't think I need the full eidetic memory capability, but there are a lot of things that I would like to have at my beck and call, not requiring a quick digression while I attempt to Google for an answer. Maybe the memory palace would work, except I'd probably be tripping over the junk I'd stored there and forgotten! Posted by: Hrothgar at September 22, 2016 09:29 PM (wCEn4) Another pro tip: when you're rolling, never stop to look up anything. Just keep going, based on your recollection, and put a flag on the item. I used to use "TK" (for "to kome"), which would be kicked out instantly by a spell-checker (a trick I learned from IIRC Time magazine). Then, once you've got the conceptual guts written, you can go back and look up substantiating details at leisure.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:34 PM (SRKgf)

491 451: I read somewhere Brynner was pissed, constantly accusing McQueen of trying to upstage him. Posted by: Biergood
A difficult thing to do, trying to upstage Yul Brynner. McQueen was one of the few who could pull it off. :-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 22, 2016 04:34 PM (20X6f)

492 442 I inherited an accordion. Took three lessons and actually learned to play "On Top of Old Smokey." Then my teacher died. Haven't been able to find another instructor in the area. Kids and husband are glad. Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 09:26 PM (eM2Uz) ---------- My friend started taking accordion lessons in high school. Her teacher asked her to quit.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 04:34 PM (xpSCc)

493 I have an actual LP of that album.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 09:31 PM (Bvr/A)

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Get out


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:35 PM (bpfzP)

494 I also start and then get lazy learning Spanish. I have Rosetta Stone and I use Duolingo too. I'd like to be fluent just so I know when people are talking about me. I speak illiterate spanglish and mix up words all the time. I told someone last week to wash your hands with ham because he touched poison oak. Lavar los manos con jamon. I didn't know why they were laughing.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 04:35 PM (Q5Ymk)

495 Mi lernas Esperanton. (I'm learning Esperanto.) How do you say "That will be useful in the camps!"? Posted by: Hrothgar at September 22, 2016 09:31 PM (wCEn4) --------- I had to use Google to translate "camps" - but the rest I knew... Ke estos utila en la tendaroj!

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 04:35 PM (5Nr9V)

496 Mel from "Alice" is a menacing mob figure in Star Trek, Episode 17, Season 2.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 22, 2016 04:35 PM (2cS/G)

497 ...accordions are awesome.
Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket
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I know, right!  But you should hear the moans and groans when I take it out or talk about finding a teacher again.  

Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 04:35 PM (eM2Uz)

498 Heh. Apparently, I'm doing this writing thing all wrong. I edit as I'm writing- not literally at the same time, but sort of an every other day thing. I've been working on the same novel for three and a half years, off and on, and I haven't gotten permanently tired of it yet. And I work on two or three projects at once, with varying intensity, so I don't get burned out. 1000 words a day is about average for me.
But it works for me, so I'm going to keep doing it.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at September 22, 2016 04:35 PM (26lkV)

499 I tried to learn Russian. I can read Russian words in Cyrillic but I have no idea what they mean. Check out Duolingo. I'm studying Russian there right now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:35 PM (SRKgf)

500 >>>468 So ace, you seem to know a lot of writing aids - are you writing a book? i was, and I was on a white-hot pace, then I didn't write one day, and then I didn't write the next day, and the next day, and suddenly it was yet another abandoned book, and I'd gotten like 45,000 words into it (out of an estimated 100,000 total). I'm going to get back to it. but seriously, the White Hot Initial Intensity is a powerful force and you really have to ride that as hard as you can day after day. Once you put the thing aside, the odds of completion start going down faster than the solve rate for a week-old murder.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:36 PM (dciA+)

501 "Lauren, are you going to be able to come to the meet up?" I'm really hoping to. It depends on if my husband can be in town or not. He's back and forth between here and Baton Rouge, seemingly at random. Makes planning difficult :-/

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 04:36 PM (8uiG4)

502 i think the disadvantage of this kind of thread is the multiple things people want to work on. it becomes a thread about missed opportunities rather than working on anything. the advantage of the gainz and stop smoking threads was the focus of them

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 04:36 PM (U0lQa)

503 OK kiddos, I have a 5:30 appointment with my desk at work.  Be well and I will see you around.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Deplorable 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at September 22, 2016 04:36 PM (+eR2D)

504 Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 09:26 PM (eM2Uz) My brother used to play the accordion when he was a kid.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 04:36 PM (Q5Ymk)

505 Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 09:31 PM (3DSAh) Learning Latin is another thing I've always wanted to do but never been able to start on. I think the local community college might even have a course that I should look into!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:36 PM (wCEn4)

506 Goodnight Danger Girl.  Sleep well.

Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:37 PM (bpfzP)

507 Ace said: esperanto seems to just be romance languages with all irregular verbs regularized and so forth. spanish is already 99% regular. Have to concur - I find that much of Esperanto sounds a whole lot like a mix of Spanish and Portuguese with some English roots thrown in to keep it "honest". That said, it being sold as a "universal" language is utter nonsense as there is absolutely nothing marginally Eastern about it.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 04:37 PM (5Nr9V)

508 Yep. Past my bedtime, too 'Night everybody!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2016 04:37 PM (Sfs6o)

509 An Ewok bodice-ripper? Do Ewoks wear bodices?

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at September 22, 2016 04:37 PM (fgOnp)

510 cont'd...

An accordion is a party-in-a-box!

Also, it's a junior size accordion, which is perfect because I'm only 5'2".  And it's mother of pearl--so pretty!

Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 04:38 PM (eM2Uz)

511 I inherited an accordion. Took three lessons and actually learned to play "On Top of Old Smokey." Then my teacher died. - Did the DA charge you?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 22, 2016 04:38 PM (Nwg0u)

512 Ke estos utila en la tendaroj! Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 09:35 PM (5Nr9V) I'm writing that one down!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:38 PM (wCEn4)

513 all novels are a piece of shit until you work and work at them until they look halfway decent. Which is why "A Game of Thrones" was good and "A Feast For Crows" was not. Martin and his editor worked their asses off during the early 1990s and basically just cashed cheques over the 2000s. I guess the moral is, if you want to eat like Martin eats now, be prepared to starve in preparation

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 22, 2016 04:38 PM (6FqZa)

514 439 curfew issued with rioters gathering Posted by: nckate at September 22, 2016 09:25 PM (sEmHd) curfew issued after its already dark out. Stupid.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2016 04:38 PM (z/Ubi)

515 >>>Heh. Apparently, I'm doing this writing thing all wrong. I edit as I'm writing- not literally at the same time, but sort of an every other day thing. I've been working on the same novel for three and a half years, off and on, and I haven't gotten permanently tired of it yet. And I work on two or three projects at once, with varying intensity, so I don't get burned out. 1000 words a day is about average for me. But it works for me, so I'm going to keep doing it. ... a lot of people suggest editing yesterday's stuff to get you into the mode, then plowing ahed with the new output. I would say (based on what others say) that editing as you're writing is probably not optimal. A lot of people suggest the Green Hand/Red Hand distinction -- in Green Hand mode, you're in pure production mode, no critial thinking, no editing (except for the most fundamental kind -- like if you realize that what you're writing doesn't make sense) You only go into critical Red Hand when you have a mass of words written.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (dciA+)

516 Learning Latin is another thing I've always wanted to do but never been able to start on. I think the local community college might even have a course that I should look into!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 22, 2016 09:36 PM (wCEn4)

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Little Winger learned Latin, along with Greek and Hebrew, all at the same time.  I don't know how he did it.  Each one has a different alphabet.


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (bpfzP)

517 Thanks Concrete girl! I am a serial sewer. Notice I did not say seamstress or quilter. I just sew small projects in a very random way. In the spring we built a porch bed from an old wrought iron head and footboard. I sewed all the pillows and mattress cover, everything. Did the whole thing bed, mattress, cover, pillows with stuff I already had or people gave me. We only spent about $75. That was my biggest project so far. I hope I can make this quilt as cool as it seems like it could be.

Posted by: madamemayhem at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (yTnCT)

518 Votermom, I don't do the memory palace, but I do pull concepts together in chains.  It is why I seem to have a trick memory, everything is indexed and the side elements come out too, when I pull the chain.  *flush*

I am not visually or spatially oriented, but I am tactile-oriented so the image of a chain or a string of beads does well for me.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (KOBAq)

519 "Do Ewoks wear bodices?" Only the males. During the semi-annual mating ritual.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (J+eG2)

520 507 Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 09:31 PM (3DSAh)

Learning Latin is another thing I've always wanted to do but never been able to start on. I think the local community college might even have a course that I should look into!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 22, 2016 09:36 PM (wCEn4)
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Latin is good in that it has tons of learning materials and a high payoff at the end.  When I was in school, 1st year Latin was on learning the grammar; 2nd year was reading Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars; 3rd year was reading Cicero; 4th year the Aeneid.

If you're into ancient literature, there are tons of materials waiting.

Latin is an ending-focused language, so there is a good amount of memorization that needs to happen before you get there though.

Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (3DSAh)

521 488 Oh what a hoot ! Thanks ! You made my night. Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 09:33 PM (bpfzP) *beams*

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (sdi6R)

522 Bodice ripper??? Someone's speakin my Esperanto.....

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (qUNWi)

523 My projects... 1.) put extended magazine tube on the Remington 870 2.) redo the stock, replace the rear sling swivel, add the missing ferrule, swap out the flash hider for one with a bayonet lug (to hold the grenade launcher) on the M1A and then accurize it. 3.) buy a jig, finish the four 80% lowers and then buy the rest of the parts for the AR quintuplets 4.) Turn all the wooden practice ammo (thousands) for the 6.5 x 55 mm Swede rifles into real ammo (I have to remove the wooden tips,dump the powder and refill with other powder and then reload with Hornady projectiles). 5.) rebuild the dam on the pond I lost in the flood 6.) Put all the fence line back up I lost in the flood 7.) put in a rainwater collection system for drinking water. 8.) get some more chickens 9.) Get some goats 10.) Go Hog hunting 11.) Spend any free time at the range 12.) Finally get into cowboy action shooting. OK I know 10-12 is really fun and not exactly a project but I contend its a mental health improvement project.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at September 22, 2016 04:39 PM (cCxiu)

524 Also, it's a junior size accordion, which is perfect because I'm only 5'2". And it's mother of pearl--so pretty! Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 09:38 PM (eM2Uz) And if you play it while topless, you will have the opportunity to add some contrapuntal notes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 04:40 PM (Bvr/A)

525 but seriously, the White Hot Initial Intensity is a powerful force and you really have to ride that as hard as you can day after day. Once you put the thing aside, the odds of completion start going down faster than the solve rate for a week-old murder.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 09:36 PM (dciA+)


If it works for you, go for it, but I find that I start to hate the sight of my own work after a while if I don't take breaks (a day here or there, not weeks upon weeks of no writing).

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at September 22, 2016 04:40 PM (26lkV)

526 I'll also throw-in a plug for Duolingo. Very easy, quick. I go to the "Strengthen Skills" button early and often for review and I find that really helps.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 04:40 PM (5Nr9V)

527 *quick search online* Yep, Trump donated to McConnell to help him fend off Tea Party challenger Bevin.

Posted by: m-zero-x at September 22, 2016 04:40 PM (zWTYO)

528
I've never read him, so I've never "supported" him per se, but it would be nice to see someone speak truth and then tell people who don't like it to go pound sand. Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it
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He did, sorta.

Not earthshattering , he changed it a little but he still made his point.

I am not looking for heroes. Just little guys who do their best to do their part.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 04:41 PM (zu88C)

529 Glad to know Planned Baby Deaths gets to access Zika funds. In other words, the money has nothing to do with Zika and is just another slush fund.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at September 22, 2016 04:41 PM (Ee2nz)

530 Little Winger learned Latin, along with Greek and Hebrew, all at the same time. I don't know how he did it. Each one has a different alphabet. Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 09:39 PM (bpfzP) I think some people have a language/concept gene that makes languages easier to learn for them.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:41 PM (wCEn4)

531 I subscribe to the write drunk/ edit sober mode. But when I do that sometimes I lose personality. Like taking out the Xe/Xer bit in my short story. That was speculative gold, and I was like "no, silly drunk Lauren, that's too far out there. The SJWs wouldn't be *that* ridiculous"

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 04:41 PM (8uiG4)

532 >>> " don't think scrivener reallly is, though i'm sure you can jot things here or there. " Oh I import tons of things to scrivener. Baskets of research! I'll have to check out Evernote though. I'm gearing up for (probably another failed) NaNo ... oh right, NaNo is coming up again huh?

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:42 PM (dciA+)

533 479 I have an actual LP of that album. I gather it's not worth very much, although it is fun to listen to. The band was very tight. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 09:31 PM (Bvr/A) Yep, so do I.

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 04:42 PM (sdi6R)

534 Glad to know Planned Baby Deaths gets to access Zika funds. In other words, the money has nothing to do with Zika and is just another slush fund. Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at September 22, 2016 09:41 PM (Ee2nz) Paraphrasing my old government boss "That's the beauty of a CR!"

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:42 PM (wCEn4)

535 In thinking of writing a novel a couple of things that occurred to me is (1) find a new, compelling premise and (2) something that would translate well into a movie. Andy Weir hit it out of the park on both scores with The Martian.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at September 22, 2016 04:42 PM (fgOnp)

536 I'd like to make a Broadway musical based on Milli Vanilli's ouvre. I cherish their entire catalog. - I like the Amy Schumer covers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 22, 2016 04:42 PM (Nwg0u)

537  Curfew, schmufew. I laugh at your curfew.

Posted by: Riotor at September 22, 2016 04:43 PM (XoldI)

538 I am a serial sewer. ----------------- Us too!

Posted by: The Kennedy Family at September 22, 2016 04:43 PM (RrDm2)

539 Accountability/Project thread: Good idea. Can follow my adventure in reactivating my once conversational Spanish and my learning of German.

Posted by: Czar Peter at September 22, 2016 04:43 PM (qaWk6)

540 shelled out $1.16 million for the three-bedroom, 3,631 square-foot, ranch-style home set on 1.51 leafy acres on Old House Lane in Chappaqua. Westchester County land records and tax records from the town of New Castle -- where Chappaqua is located -- list William and Hillary Clinton as owners of the property.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at September 22, 2016 04:44 PM (e8kgV)

541 "oh right, NaNo is coming up again huh? " Yep. A few of us on there are linked up. Would a moron NaNo help you with white hot intensity? We can join a challenge group and compete against someone or other.

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 04:44 PM (8uiG4)

542 Hrothgar- I took Latin all throughout High School. Loved it and it has been the most useful class I ever took.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2016 04:44 PM (TUPJD)

543 Took Latin all the way in college, then did translations for credit. Difficult but rewarding like nothing else if you are into ancient history. Just started a driving Berlitz Italian course today! and think I'm gonna get a sore tongue. They roll every single r.

Posted by: Justamom at September 22, 2016 04:44 PM (sVnbw)

544 Latin is good in that it has tons of learning materials and a high payoff at the end. When I was in school, 1st year Latin was on learning the grammar; 2nd year was reading Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars; 3rd year was reading Cicero; 4th year the Aeneid. Takes me back, it does.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:44 PM (SRKgf)

545 All right, I'm out. I need my beauty sleep. That counts as self-improvement, right?

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at September 22, 2016 04:44 PM (26lkV)

546 I have an actual LP of that album. I gather it's not worth very much, although it is fun to listen to. The band was very tight.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 09:31 PM (Bvr/A)


Yep, so do I.

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:42 PM (sdi6R)

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My next hobby is to steal everybody else's albums.


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:44 PM (bpfzP)

547 Also if I learn Spanish I will be able to understand some Portuguese because a lot of the words are the same. I'm half portuguese and I can't speak a word. my sister remembers all the cuss words in portuguese. I showed a video to the guy on the ranch to help me divide orchids. It was in portuguese. I recognize it, but he understood it. he translated it for me and I was jealous. The guy on the ranch can also understand the old rancher next door when he speaks Italian. It may be a few words are the same and he picks it up through context.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 04:44 PM (Q5Ymk)

548 Takes me back, it does.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 22, 2016 09:44 PM (SRKgf)

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O Tempora! O Mores!

Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 04:45 PM (3DSAh)

549 I need to organize my garage. That will be a fun project. Any advice would be appreciated. It is pretty much a blank slate. I put in a row of shelves 6' 4" up on all the peri other walls and have two shelves above the door. But that's it so far.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at September 22, 2016 04:46 PM (sUWy/)

550 but seriously, the White Hot Initial Intensity is a powerful force and you really have to ride that as hard as you can day after day. ------------- a.k.a. the Honeymoon

Posted by: Roy at September 22, 2016 04:46 PM (fWLrt)

551 >>>shelled out $1.16 million for the three-bedroom, 3,631 square-foot, ranch-style home set on 1.51 leafy acres on Old House Lane in Chappaqua.
Westchester County land records and tax records from the town of New Castle -- where Chappaqua is located -- list William and Hillary Clinton as owners of the property.
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at September 22, 2016 09:44 PM (e8kgV)<<<



Typical 1%ers and their third multi-million dollar mansion!

Posted by: Comrade Sanders, relaxing at his paltry $600K third dacha on the lake at September 22, 2016 04:46 PM (H9MG5)

552 452 I'm learning a foreign language. However, as I'm doing this entirely for brain food and not with an eye toward it, you know, actually being useful, I chose not to learn Mandarin or Russian, or even the mother tongue of my employer (French). Nope, way to practical for me. Mi lernas Esperanton. (I'm learning Esperanto.) Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2016 09:27 PM (5Nr9V) The elder of the Guevara spawn is learning Turkish and Esperanto. Sometimes I wonder about that boy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:46 PM (SRKgf)

553 Seriously.

Does anyone know of a supplement , medicine or exercise to stop memory loss?

I am close to panicking a little here.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 04:46 PM (zu88C)

554 I also would like to learn how to can food. I'm afraid I'll kill someone with botulism.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 04:46 PM (Q5Ymk)

555 pretty good. not there yet. Frankly, I think not having glasses has changed my personality type. I'm less inhibited and all arrogant again. I'm kind of a dick now. I kind of like being a dick.

Posted by: ace

Self Improvement!

Posted by: scrood at September 22, 2016 04:47 PM (3b9U4)

556 I need to organize my garage. That will be a fun project. Any advice would be appreciated. It is pretty much a blank slate. I put in a row of shelves 6' 4" up on all the peri other walls and have two shelves above the door. But that's it so far. One word....Peg Boards.

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 04:47 PM (qUNWi)

557 I need to organize my garage. ------------ The only way to do it is to bring in a dumpster and throw everything away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2016 04:47 PM (RrDm2)

558 What Ben Had said. As for Latin and Greek, they're both Indo-European languages and when the Latin grammarians were working out the rules for their own language, they had a lot of help from the Greeks. So you can apply the rules and good bits of the vocabulary from one to the other. Hebrew, not so much. Because it's a Semitic language.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 22, 2016 04:47 PM (6FqZa)

559 >>>Yep. A few of us on there are linked up. Would a moron NaNo help you with white hot intensity? We can join a challenge group and compete against someone or other. maybe. would help with the accountability thing.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)

560 --O Tempora! O Mores! Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 09:45 PM (3DSAh) "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:48 PM (SRKgf)

561 Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:46 PM (zu88C) Brain teaser, like crossword puzzles and sudoku are supposed to help your mind. I'm not sure if this is true or something one of my friends told me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 04:48 PM (Q5Ymk)

562 I have an actual LP of that album. I gather it's not worth very much, although it is fun to listen to. The band was very tight.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 09:31 PM


Depends which version you've got. The original German print and pressing is worth a bit... the subsequent re-releases and repackings, with different track listings and covers in both the US and UK... not so much, but some of these are worth more than others.

Posted by: otho at September 22, 2016 04:48 PM (lmIoG)

563 Corgis, get your looting and rioting in the new thread.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 22, 2016 04:48 PM (QflKB)

564 4th year the Aeneid.
Posted by: Revenant at September 22, 2016 09:39 PM
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We spent nearly half of senior year translating The Aeneid from Latin to English.  I still have nightmares.

But all that Latin supposedly helps expand your vocabulary.  As you can see, mine is very, very........big.

Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 04:49 PM (eM2Uz)

565 555 Seriously. Does anyone know of a supplement , medicine or exercise to stop memory loss? I am close to panicking a little here. Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable ---- I try to repeat something at least 7 times - like new phone numbers. It works for short-term memory. No clue on long term ones, though.

Posted by: Roy at September 22, 2016 04:49 PM (fWLrt)

566 . Difficult but rewarding like nothing else if you are into ancient history. Or mediaeval history. Nobody was speaking Latin but everybody was writing in it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 22, 2016 04:49 PM (6FqZa)

567 Does anyone know of a supplement , medicine or exercise to stop memory loss? I am close to panicking a little here. Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:46 PM (zu88C) I used to. It was ... uh ... uh ... lemme think ... uh ... don't tell me ... uh ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:49 PM (SRKgf)

568 Does anyone know of a supplement , medicine or exercise to stop memory loss?

I am close to panicking a little here.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:46 PM (zu88C)

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If you find something that helps, please let me know.  I am getting into "scary" territory myself.


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:49 PM (bpfzP)

569 526 Also, it's a junior size accordion, which is perfect because I'm only 5'2". And it's mother of pearl--so pretty!

Posted by: Deplorable IrishEi at September 22, 2016 09:38 PM (eM2Uz)

Jimmy Shand....played Scottish dance tunes on accordion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FH7Kj_V6-c

Posted by: Bob at September 22, 2016 04:49 PM (n3hky)

570 for garage stuff look diy pages like instructables. ive seen some dandy ones, like having outlines of yard tools hanging and some good space savers

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at September 22, 2016 04:50 PM (U0lQa)

571 Crossword puzzles are great for problem solving. I'm certain they are good for brain execise.

Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 04:50 PM (qUNWi)

572 Watching The Magnificent Seven. The greatest cast ever for a Western? Maybe. - Maybe best western musical theme ever, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 22, 2016 04:50 PM (Nwg0u)

573 I try to repeat something at least 7 times - like new phone numbers. It works for short-term memory. No clue on long term ones, though. Posted by: Roy at September 22, 2016 09:49 PM (fWLrt) Mnemonics is invaluable for remembering lots of stuff. Associating the thing to be remembered with something memorable, evocative, and preferably downright laughable is amazingly effective.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:50 PM (SRKgf)

574 Mortimer, it sounds like this is really distressing you. I would make an appointment with your doctor if I were you. Just get checked out, then go from there.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2016 04:50 PM (xpSCc)

575 Translated The Aeneid for a whole semester's credit! If I would have had the money, I could have gone with my teacher to charcoal and translate tombstones in Italy. Owell. Now I go, but alas, not the south.

Posted by: Justamom at September 22, 2016 04:51 PM (sVnbw)

576 Posted by: Hrothgar at September 22, 2016 09:41 PM (wCEn4) I'm so jealous of the people with the learning language gene. I have a really hard time.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 04:51 PM (Q5Ymk)

577 555 Seriously.

Does anyone know of a supplement , medicine or exercise to stop memory loss?

I am close to panicking a little here.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:46 PM (zu88C)



Short term memory or long term? Just curious.

Posted by: Bob at September 22, 2016 04:51 PM (n3hky)

578 Memory loss is often linked to not getting enough sleep. And the oils & stuff are supposed to help (fish oil, etc)

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:51 PM (Om16U)

579 Has anybody heard of price gouging on home defense shotguns and rounds in the Charlotte area yet?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at September 22, 2016 04:51 PM (J+eG2)

580 Mortimer do you take statins?

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 04:52 PM (8uiG4)

581 573 Crossword puzzles are great for problem solving. I'm certain they are good for brain execise. Posted by: eleven at September 22, 2016 09:50 PM (qUNWi) Crossword puzzles?? In an age when you can access lectures online on physics to philosophy, math to poetry, etc.? This is the golden age of learning!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:52 PM (SRKgf)

582 Ex-liberal. Write. And write some more.

NaNoWriMo is supposed to pressure you to write almost 2,000 words a day to reach the magical 50,000 word goal in order for you to ignore that nagging little Soviet Justice Wanker who keeps saying you will fail.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 22, 2016 04:52 PM (QflKB)

583 For memory aids, try crossing senses - e.g. associate a smell with a vision, or a sight with a sound, etc. Some of my most vivid memories are smells from childhood and the triggers back to visual and audio memories.

Posted by: Roy at September 22, 2016 04:52 PM (fWLrt)

584 365 >>>And then I get another big burst of inspiration to give it another shot. And then, about 10,000 words in, the Little Voice grows loud enough to cause me to lose interest. I know some Morons out there have written novels, so I imagine y'all are familiar with my dilemma. Any suggestions for getting over the hump? Posted by: Ex-liberal ... i think Scrivener is a worthwhile purchase for $40 or $45. It calls itself an "environment for creative expression" or something. It's a hacked up simple word processing program with doo dads that help you write (like scratchpads, so you're not intimidated by the "What I write now shall endure throughout history" thing). You can also make up chapters wherever and just start writing, so if you know a scene in chapter 14, you can write what you're thinking about and then come back later and write the preceding chapters (and finish chapter 14). It's not a panacea or anything but I think it is helpful. Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 09:10 PM (dciA+) I love Scrivener. Actually helps me write because it helps me organize and thugs helps me create and fill in blanks. However I did simple update and my old files not only wouldn't open., because created Ina different version. I was able to open in word, but wtf?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'it all tastes like chicken' at September 22, 2016 04:52 PM (pERRc)

585 >>>madamemayhem you will ! i actually kept those shirts for decades before i finally went to work. but i always knew i would. I cut 288 six inch squares, layed them on the living room floor, kept rearranging until it was perfect. no patterns for me, just came from my head. can't wait til your finished.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 22, 2016 04:53 PM (N0522)

586 i think Anna Puma might have mentioned Scrivener to me

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 04:53 PM (dciA+)

587 I have to write everything, and i mean everything, down.  Then I usually lose the paper I wrote it on.  My  daughter takes pictures of my grocery list and sends them to me on my phone.  It's embarassing.  And now I have an entire congregation of people whose names I have to know.  Yeah, that's gonna happen.


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 04:53 PM (bpfzP)

588 "maybe. would help with the accountability thing." Yeah I think feeling like I'm failing my team may help me push out a few more words and not stop midway in failure and depression.

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 04:53 PM (8uiG4)

589 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 22, 2016 09:50 PM (SRKgf) I do a word association for remembering names, of which I'm terrible. For instance one guy I call Karl with a K. Never forgot his name.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 04:53 PM (Q5Ymk)

590 "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres." - Hill's SS codename: Julia Caesar

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 22, 2016 04:53 PM (Nwg0u)

591 Eleven Thanks! Should I get polypropylene or wood? Hell, I could get just about any kind of plastic sheeting and drill the holes as I go. If that is a benefit. I've got plenty of scrap at work.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at September 22, 2016 04:54 PM (sUWy/)

592 570 Does anyone know of a supplement , medicine or exercise to stop memory loss? I am close to panicking a little here. --------------- Tie a string around your finger. That's the method I rely on to make the bank deposit for the Bailey Building & Loan.

Posted by: Uncle Billy at September 22, 2016 04:54 PM (fgOnp)

593 257 I've tried to write fiction. My problem is that I'm pretty good at inventing dialog - plot not so much. So I have these characters who sit around and shoot the shit, but I don't know what to do with them.

Talk and nothing else. It's like they're French or something.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 08:47 PM (P8951)

++++

If you haven't already, develop the characters. Know who they are, what their background is, etc. I would suggest it would be better to write too much instead of too little to help you fully bring the characters to life. You can always edit out any excesses later.

Next, think of an arc for at least one character. How do they start out, what propels them to change, where do they end up. Then, try to write a story to make the arc happen. You can also develop multiple story lines that propel the arcs of different characters.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 22, 2016 04:54 PM (R+30W)

594 Thugs? Wtf? Hate autocorrect.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'it all tastes like chicken' at September 22, 2016 04:54 PM (pERRc)

595
Short term memory or long term? Just curious.
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I used to be able to cram information like nobody's business. I think I could have  passed medical boards with the right books.

Now? 24 hours later?

Gone. Like the tide.

Short and long. Chores, new information, old information, nothing sticks.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 04:55 PM (zu88C)

596 Mortimer, ditto on seeing the doctor. Could be something a simple blood test will reveal.

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 04:55 PM (Om16U)

597 I'm so jealous of the people with the learning language gene. I have a really hard time. Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 09:51 PM (Q5Ymk) Association is the key. Russian for head is "golova." Imagine a guy with a glove on his head. Ridiculous? Yes. Memorable? Yes. I'll ask you tomorrow. I bet you remember it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 04:55 PM (SRKgf)

598 Mortimer do you take statins? Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 09:52 PM (8uiG4) That is a serious and good question!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at September 22, 2016 04:56 PM (wCEn4)

599 Some things are best left forgotten. (e.g. comments on previous ONTs)

Posted by: Roy at September 22, 2016 04:56 PM (fWLrt)

600 But it works for me, so I'm going to keep doing it. Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at September 22, 2016 09:35 PM (26lkV) I've read famous authors fall into 2 categories - the "gushers" who do what ace recommends - put any sort of crap down, it doesn't matter, just get the basic story out and then rewrite, rewrite, rewrite and "bleeders" who feel the need to correct and edit as they go along. The French novelist Flaubert was one of the latter. It took him days to write 2 pages because he'd stare at the paper in front of him for hours trying to think of exactly le mot juste. That seemed to work for him, but I suspect more writers follow ace's method.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V.deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&so there at September 22, 2016 04:56 PM (P8951)

601 Go vote in this ABC poll, so far everybody is beating Hilldog. http://tinyurl.com/hothgzz

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now with tiny wizened charcoal grey lump that is the McEvil heart at September 22, 2016 04:56 PM (kXoT0)

602 I, also, import research into Scrivener. But Evernote looks interesting and better than my current notepad app. There is a website with all of your kindle highlights on it, if you google my kindle highlights. You can then copy and paste your research into Scrivener.

Posted by: Oschisms at September 22, 2016 04:57 PM (ZsN9X)

603 >>>Posted by: The Walking Dude wow a dam builder. impressive. i love building fence.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 22, 2016 04:57 PM (N0522)

604 Cali Girl:  If you do acid foods like apples or guavas or cherries you can just use a boiling water bath.  For meats and beans and carrots you need a pressure cooker.

If you are going to can, your best source is the Ball Blue Book of canning.  Follow the instructions. 
In fact, write the instructions down on a sheet of paper and check they are right and follow those instructions.
1) they were set out to be correct and healthy because dead consumers don't buy more lids and jars
2) they have been updated for 80 years
3) If you knew what sort of people work in a commercial vegetable cannery you would never be concerned that it is too technical

A Presto canner that can take quarts is about $100 on sale, and you can probably do better than that.

You really want an All American canner, but that is some serious coin to start with.

I just canned 7  jars of grape juice today, and I am fretting that I will not get my press built this year and I will lose most of my grapes.

Posted by: [/i]Kindltot at September 22, 2016 04:57 PM (KOBAq)

605 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara Gonna ask the wife for some golova tonight.

Posted by: Roy at September 22, 2016 04:57 PM (fWLrt)

606 One of the rewards of 'winning' NaNoWriMo is a lot of prizes. One of them being 50% off on Scrivener, so the $40 cost becomes $20.

With Scrivener can re-arrange scenes on the fly when you realize that bit needed to happen then and not right now. Also can try to sketch out your characters. Toss in research or even links with it, the Alexandria story has probably ten thousand words cribbed from a 1913 Britannica as research material.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 22, 2016 04:57 PM (QflKB)

607 595 257 I've tried to write fiction. My problem is that I'm pretty good at inventing dialog - plot not so much. So I have these characters who sit around and shoot the shit, but I don't know what to do with them. Talk and nothing else. It's like they're French or something. Posted by: DonnaV ----------------- Throw in a lot of gratuitous violence - you could have the next Question Tarrantino screenplay.

Posted by: Chi at September 22, 2016 04:59 PM (ph/WS)

608 582 Mortimer do you take statins?'
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Nope.

Lift, walk , hike run, bike, swim, kayak. Very active at 49.

Working on a grad degree, healthy happy.

Eating great, maybe a little too heavy on red wine and beer, but I work it off in the morning.

I am at a loss.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 04:59 PM (zu88C)

609 Maybe best western musical theme ever, too. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 22, 2016 09:50 PM (Nwg0u) Ennio Morricone was good at writing for westerns too.

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 05:00 PM (3myMJ)

610 Things I've done recently to improve my lot, especially since my fiance's death last December. I was already painting everyday. I had a break when I was stuck in that Italian hospital without paints, but, I started back as soon as I got paint and paper. I joined a singles group that meets twice a month. Through the singles group, I decided to join the Elks. Who knew they admitted women as full members? They have regular dances and dance lessons, both of which I use.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now with tiny wizened charcoal grey lump that is the McEvil heart at September 22, 2016 05:00 PM (kXoT0)

611 Berlitz driving language CDs come with a little book but you can drive around and practice. The short sing-song recaps are catchy and easy to remember. Hopefully between activating different parts of my brain with language learning and brushing my teeth left handed I'll stave off memory loss. Unlike something I did today...

Posted by: Justamom at September 22, 2016 05:00 PM (sVnbw)

612 Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:59 PM (zu88C) Go see a doctor. Might be thyroid or something. Whatever it is, knowing is better than wondering. What kind of things do you forget?

Posted by: deplorable @votermom, keeper of lists at September 22, 2016 05:00 PM (Om16U)

613 My advice for plotting is to think of the stories you like to read and think of a plot that follows some of those tropes as a starting point. I read a lot of speculative sci fi so a lot of my stories go in that direction. But sometimes something random will strike my fancy so I'll go off on that tangent.

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 05:01 PM (8uiG4)

614 Speaking of plot, need to get my two SF characters on the move just so an aftershock can toss them into danger.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 22, 2016 05:02 PM (QflKB)

615
What kind of things do you forget?

Particularly things that I study and make an effort to memorize and remember.

Like grammie winger described about the Bible. Same thing.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 05:03 PM (zu88C)

616 "I am at a loss." Another medical issue might be B12 deficiency. My MIL thought she was developing Alzheimer's but after the B12 treatment she's totally fine.

Posted by: Lauren at September 22, 2016 05:03 PM (8uiG4)

617 Sherry McEvil - I admire you.  You are one strong woman.  God bless you and hold you in His hand.


Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 05:04 PM (bpfzP)

618 Go vote in this ABC poll, so far everybody is beating Hilldog. Hah, that's funny. She's so far down she can't see daylight.

Posted by: Meremortal... at September 22, 2016 05:04 PM (3myMJ)

619 Does anyone know of a supplement , medicine or exercise to stop memory loss? I am close to panicking a little here. Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at September 22, 2016 09:46 PM (zu88C) B-12 Caffeine (ie. coffee) are supposed to be good. In theory: Pteromax Niagen Phosphatidyl Choline Probably best to see your doc.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 22, 2016 05:05 PM (HGtd0)

620 Oh guess should plug a few Moron books before scooting ja?

AllenG's book - http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/1523385642

Christopher Taylor's - http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/1517196167

Mine - http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 22, 2016 05:05 PM (QflKB)

621 Another medical issue might be B12 deficiency.


Like tablets? Or do you have to get shots?


I feel pretty ridiculous. It's probably just some kinda male mid-life hormonal wacky thing.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 05:06 PM (zu88C)

622 My problem is that I'm pretty good at inventing dialog - plot not so much - I know a plot about a man from Nantucket.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 22, 2016 05:06 PM (Nwg0u)

623 Sherry McEvil - I admire you. You are one strong woman. God bless you and hold you in His hand. Posted by: grammie winger's deplorable basket at September 22, 2016 10:04 PM (bpfzP) TY, Grammie, I love you too.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now with tiny wizened charcoal grey lump that is the McEvil heart at September 22, 2016 05:07 PM (kXoT0)

624 If you guys want a great language resource, check out: Www.languagetransfer.com

Posted by: Czar Peter at September 22, 2016 05:07 PM (qaWk6)

625 if anyone's doing language, children's books and easy readers are really good things to pick up from the library or buy. It is one thing do a lesson; it's another thing to read a children's story (with pictures). Yes, it's a dumb children's story, but that's not the point; the point is that you are actively engaged in figuring out words yourself, rather than learning vocab lists. It makes it into a game like a crossword and increases the fun factor.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 05:09 PM (dciA+)

626 Scratch that: It's languagetransfer.org

Posted by: Czar Peter at September 22, 2016 05:10 PM (qaWk6)

627 >>>Does anyone know of a supplement , medicine or exercise to stop memory loss? Look into the quality of your sleep. Sleep is extremely important to mental functioning. There are tests you can take to make sure you don't have a sleep disorder. Even if you are getting the right number of hours, there may still be a problem.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at September 22, 2016 05:11 PM (fgOnp)

628 Well, this year we paid off my husbands car and new motorcycle and our one credit card and student loans. Our only major bill is the house and that will be done in three years. We only have the usual monthly bills left. I want to start remodeling the house but husband wants to revel in our financial quiet for a while.

Posted by: Peggy at September 22, 2016 05:11 PM (HBU7W)

629
Look into the quality of your sleep.
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Good suggestions , morons.  Ya'll are awesome.
I will go see the doc , sooner or later. Gonna try sleeping more for sure.

Also the B12 thing. Eliminate the obvious first.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable[/i][/b] at September 22, 2016 05:14 PM (zu88C)

630 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now with tiny wizened charcoal grey lump that is the McEvil heart at September 22, 2016 10:00 PM (kXoT0) That's great Sherry. I'm glad to hear you are doing that. You are brave. I'm a big baby and if I went through the trauma that you have I don't think I'd be as strong as you. If you were in front of me I'd sing, There goes my hero, by the foo fighters. But you are extraordinary. One of our local Elk groups has a woman grand poobah or whatever they call them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 05:14 PM (Q5Ymk)

631 Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 10:09 PM (dciA+) That's a great idea. My library has Spanish language kids books too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 05:17 PM (Q5Ymk)

632 Votermom, well, I'm taking Algorithms 1 from Coursera, and I'll be taking Algorithms 2 as soon as I finish Algorithms 1. I'm also taking "Java for programmers" which starts Monday. It's an EdX course, but I don't remember which university. I actually know quite a bit about computer programming (we do mostly Python and C at the day job) but I have very little formal training, so I sometimes feel the lack. Not often, though. I certainly know enough Python to read the traceback I just got when I pushed the "post" button.

Posted by: Jonathan G at September 22, 2016 05:19 PM (jT9wB)

633 Also, just saw what Trump's Secret Service code name is: Mogul. I wonder what Hillary's is...? Sacred Cow.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 05:19 PM (LdMbv)

634 Did CBS/NFL censor the national anthem on Thursday night football? And replace it w a 5 sec flashback of one player w fist up. And shoehorn that snippet between a couple of plays during the 1st quarter. With a voiceover about the player's outstanding field performance.

Posted by: Sporf at September 22, 2016 05:19 PM (cp3Jj)

635 Suggested Secret Service names for candidates: Trump: Yuge~I~Oh! Melania: Sugart*ts Pence: Race Bannon Hillary: Skeletor Bill: Sex Panther Kaine: Mr. Cellophane

Posted by: Publius Redux at September 22, 2016 05:20 PM (UOr6C)

636 What about a self-improvement thread that's not about fitness and health? Like a thread about projects you've been putting off for years but want to complete. An accountability thread for finally doing something -- learn woodcraft, take up fencing, take up bird-watching, take the wife dancing, whatever it is -- you've long wanted to do but kept finding "better things to do." Sounds like a good idea. Here's my first idea: I've been meaning to stop wasting time on pointless Interwebz activities, so hasta-la-bye-bye... ...just kidding! How long do we have to pull together our lists of incomplete projects? 'Cause I got a bunch of 'em. I'll start with archery...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at September 22, 2016 05:24 PM (BK3ZS)

637 But do tell me how Trump isn't conservative enough and will compromise the unshakable conservative principles of this piece of shit, unscrupulous, donor-servicing organization. Here's where I fail to grasp on what ground stands the "Trump won't hold to conservative principles like we Stalwarts", particularly within the pundit class. To what can you point that testifies to your staunch observances of unshakeable principles?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at September 22, 2016 05:28 PM (BK3ZS)

638 WHY AREN'T I 50 POINTS AHEAD YOU MIGHT ASK!?!?!

Posted by: JackStraw at September 22, 2016 05:28 PM (/tuJf)

639 Oh and btw I am watching the Pats vs the Texans and I am calling bulls*t on the "Deflate-gate" thing. And I am not even a Patrios fan (Lifelong Giant Fan). I think it is clear that the position of Quarterback ( fully inflated footballs or not) is superfluous on the Patriots. Sort of like really nice t*ts on one bad@ss brass monkey. Yeah they look good - but when the brass monkey hits you you you hardly even notice them. Which reminds me -I have to stop watching this NFL thing - stupid grandstanding SJW players - but - darn is it hard to do! Any suggestions?

Posted by: Publius Redux at September 22, 2016 05:29 PM (UOr6C)

640 627 if anyone's doing language, children's books and easy readers are really good things to pick up from the library or buy. It is one thing do a lesson; it's another thing to read a children's story (with pictures). Yes, it's a dumb children's story, but that's not the point; the point is that you are actively engaged in figuring out words yourself, rather than learning vocab lists. It makes it into a game like a crossword and increases the fun factor. Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 10:09 PM (dciA+) Great advice. You certainly can't read Hegel or something in the original language. Hell, most native speakers make heavy weather of something like that. It's the difference between reading Thomas Pynchon and Harold Robbins in English. ("He unhooked her bra ..." "I get it! I get it!")

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 05:31 PM (SRKgf)

641 642 Deplorable Jay Guevara I agree~ learned a heck of a lot of French from "Le Petit Prince"

Posted by: Publius Redux at September 22, 2016 05:33 PM (UOr6C)

642 One of our local Elk groups has a woman grand poobah or whatever they call them. Posted by: CaliGirl **** Types. Deletes. Types. Deletes. Mentally denounces self.

Posted by: Tilikum Irredeemable Killer Assault Whale- Why Am I Still Here? at September 22, 2016 05:35 PM (hVdx9)

643 Re languages, check out Foreign Services Institute. Lots of good stuff there. http://tinyurl.com/z9ze547 and https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 22, 2016 05:36 PM (SRKgf)

644 Hell, most native speakers make heavy weather of something like that. It's the difference between reading Thomas Pynchon and Harold Robbins in English. ("He unhooked her bra ..." "I get it! I get it!") Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 22, 2016 10:31 PM (SRKgf) And in German, it would be a single word, and the title of the novel: "Der Keepzemvromfloppendisconjuncktor."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2016 05:38 PM (Bvr/A)

645 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 22, 2016 10:36 PM (SRKgf) Thank you. I bookmarked them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 05:44 PM (Q5Ymk)

646 Posted by: Tilikum Irredeemable Killer Assault Whale- Why Am I Still Here? at September 22, 2016 10:35 PM (hVdx9) I always use poor phrasing. I'm not seeing it here. I'm sure there's a joke waiting to happen but it's over my head.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 22, 2016 05:46 PM (Q5Ymk)

647 September 22, 2016 10:19 PM (jT9wB) Jonathan G I didn't realize there were real jobs for Python programmers - I thought it was basically a learning language. Is Coursera good? I tried some EdX classes a while back but I always end up dropping out.

Posted by: @votermom's phone at September 22, 2016 05:56 PM (Om16U)

648 ONT.

Posted by: deplorable cthulhu at September 22, 2016 06:05 PM (EzgxV)

649 >Oh, and if you don't like that thread idea.<


well art v cos 1st meeting: take away the credit card

Posted by: newrouter at September 22, 2016 06:05 PM (k3FTx)

650 Here's another uptwinkle for the self improvement thread ace.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at September 22, 2016 06:11 PM (C9lNt)

651 As you've alluded to Ace, McConnell et. al. aren't conservative. So why do you keep referring to them as such? And did all of them back Trump over Cruz? McConnell did, Boehner did, Dole did. That's quite a list of endorsements for your boy you got there.

Posted by: Matt_SE at September 22, 2016 06:17 PM (ECsmS)

652 Yep. A few of us on there are linked up. Would a moron NaNo help you with white hot intensity? We can join a challenge group and compete against someone or other. --- A moron NaNoWriMo group sounds like a great idea, actually. I've done NaNo a few times, both on my own and with groups. But the groups have always just been random folks. A group of fellow morons might be good for moral encouragement. One problem I foresee, though, is that THIS November starts off with a pretty consequential event that might make it hard to focus for the rest of the month... I know what ace means about the white-hot-intensity thing, because that's exactly how my most successful works have always come together: Grind through the first draft, ignoring your internal editor, then go back and fix everything. (The "fixing everything" part is usually pretty fun, because I always discover cool stuff buried under all the shit that I wasn't even conscious of during the initial creative process: "Hey, that's pretty cool. How did I do that? I don't remember doing that.") I just have difficulty keeping the momentum up long enough to finish a novel. I might have to check out Scrivener, since my editing process usually involves moving around large chunks of stuff, reading it, then moving it around some more. Sometimes the final order is so completely different that the final product barely resembles the first draft.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at September 22, 2016 06:25 PM (gsdjp)

653 642 627 if anyone's doing language, children's books and easy readers are really good things to pick up from the library or buy. It is one thing do a lesson; it's another thing to read a children's story (with pictures). Yes, it's a dumb children's story, but that's not the point; the point is that you are actively engaged in figuring out words yourself, rather than learning vocab lists. It makes it into a game like a crossword and increases the fun factor. Posted by: ace at September 22, 2016 10:09 PM (dciA+) Smashing idea, ace. Let me be the first to recommend "AAAHHHRRRR UUUHRRR RRAWRRR HURGLE" by Michelle in the native wookie. Truly a classic that never goes out of style.

Posted by: cornbred at September 22, 2016 06:33 PM (UIj7r)

654 Projects I've put off for years: - new floor in the guest bedroom - replace gutters around garage - read Moby Dick (all the way through this time) - stop putting off projects for years.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at September 22, 2016 06:59 PM (o7l6R)

655 I know I'm super late but this sounds like a great idea for a recurring thread.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at September 22, 2016 07:31 PM (+AnUx)

656 "But do tell me how Trump isn't conservative enough and will compromise the unshakable conservative principles of this piece of shit, unscrupulous, donor-servicing organization."

And do please tell the rest of us how it's super important that we loyally reward this useless, rotten party with votes every time a federal election comes around. That'll learn 'em!

Posted by: reform highlander at September 22, 2016 08:46 PM (xf3KI)

657 Things I've put off, attending Church. I'm Christian Orthodox (Serbian). Been missing it more and more these days.

Posted by: The Butcher at September 22, 2016 09:43 PM (OonSC)

658 I have to remind you that Trump was pretty vicious ("Lyin' Ted) about the one guy who actually called out Mitchie. If you wanted to gut these b*stards, there were several better choices than Mr Art of the Deal. I still don't know if I'm going to vote or not. But your best bet to get people to the polls sure isn't trying this "if you don't like Donald, you must like Mitch" BS.

Posted by: George LeS at September 23, 2016 04:30 AM (+TcCF)

659 I am late to this thread but an accountability thread is an awesome idea, Ace, and I would be totally on board with it. I highly recommend a helpful book called "Small Move, Big Change" by Caroline Arnold, which uses a technique called "microsolutions." It's helping me set up better morning and evening routines. (I make my bed as soon as I get up for one and I"m getting better at morning and evening routines. Not there yet, but getting better.)

Posted by: vivi at September 23, 2016 05:42 AM (11H2y)

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