July 27, 2018

Friday ONT: Toxic Masculinity Edition
— Open Blogger

All hands on deck! Drop your c**** and grab your socks, it's time for the ONT!


Fun fact: I try not to curse above the fold, but down here it's rock out with your cock out, baby!


I Have No Idea Why She's Upset. There's Beer!



Millennials Invent Farming

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To Protect AND SERVE

Florida officer helps shave homeless man’s beard so he could get a job


I mentioned yesterday that I was in Ft. Worth all week. I was at a leadership conference, and I had the good fortune to spend some time with the CEO of my company. The man is a legend, he took a small, struggling company and turned it into an industry powerhouse, making hundreds of folks millionaires along the way. Then he retired, and a year or so later he did it again, coming out of retirement to resurrect another company that was even worse off than the first one, and less than a decade later, here we are again, right back on top (and beating the stuffing out of the first company that decided to go corporate after he left). I've know him for 20 years, and his success isn't due to superior intelligence, an ability to work harder than anyone else or a blinding charisma (although he has all of those things, in spades). No, his success is due to the culture that he instills everywhere he goes. It's in the company mission statement, a mission of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday). He talks about service constantly. “Your income is the outcome”, he'll tell you, “The outcome of approaching everyone you meet with the attitude of trying to be of service to them”. The part that a lot of people, particularly our liberal friends, miss, is that having a servant's heart (as Sarah Palin put it), does not mean that you're subservient to anyone. Quite the opposite. You can be a fire-breathing Alpha male and still have a servant's heart. Like our friend the cop linked above.

(BTW, we're hiring, if anyone needs a job drop me a line, my nic at gee, mail!)

The Story of James

Found this thread on Twitter, all about an intern named James.

James failed to realize that, even on Casual Friday, American flag tank tops still weren’t appropriate office attire. When we asked him to change, he came back in a tank top and tennis shoes because he thought his flip flops were the issue.

To his credit, James has a pretty incredible singing voice. Unfortunately, he’s only ever used it for renditions of “Careless Whisper” by George Michaels (sic) and Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” with dirty lyrics.

Some pretty funny stuff. When you get down to people commenting on the thread it goes to the usual social media sinkhole, with some SJW folks bitter about James' “white privilege” or “male privilege” preventing him from getting fired (for what? There's nothing overtly “fireable” in the stories recounted, and only one thing I recall that might even be borderline). Didja ever notice that SJW types tend to demand acceptance of every single foible they have, while refusing to give any leeway to anyone else? I guess they never read Matthew 18: 21-35.

Related: Justin Welby reimagines a poorer and less free Britain

The Archbishop of Canterbury, for heaven's sake. The article is a great fisking of his nonsense, by the way. I wish I could have every collectivist in the world standing before me. I'd pound this truth into their empty heads: THERE.IS.NO.GREATER.GOOD. With a mace. The “greater good” is achieved by maximizing the number of individual goods in a society. It can never be imposed from above, no matter how wise, or smart or * spit * “compassionate” you think you are.


The Auschwitz Volunteer

How many of you have heard of Witold Pilecki? If you haven't, you should make it a point to learn about a man who volunteered to go undercover as a prisoner in Auschwitz, and stayed there for 3 years.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by good advice:

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The Yahoo Group just peed on the floor.

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Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 05:05 PM (8kkL4)

2 I'll have what she's having

Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 05:05 PM (8kkL4)

3 zzzzddzzzzdddzzzzzzddsssszzzsssssddzzzzzssssss...

Posted by: Egidius Schiffer at July 27, 2018 05:05 PM (e9G8E)

4 Test. Yo!

Posted by: Phineas at July 27, 2018 05:06 PM (gH4yp)

5 th

Posted by: Memories at July 27, 2018 05:06 PM (mwcEF)

6 Alternate translation for that sign: Gentlemen, it's not as long as you think. Move closer.

Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 05:07 PM (8kkL4)

7 I tend to slither out of bed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 05:07 PM (CSNuj)

8 Evening, and top 10?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 05:07 PM (YRtrf)

9 Yep

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 05:08 PM (YRtrf)

10 !

Posted by: JT at July 27, 2018 05:08 PM (0AaoI)

11 Hi, y'all. LT reader. 1st time in the grey boxes. Hope to see some @ the Texas MoMe.

Posted by: Phineas at July 27, 2018 05:09 PM (gH4yp)

12 G'night, Horde. Gotta get up wicked early for to photograph wreckage of a recent derailment.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 05:09 PM (fA1SL)

13 Thanks for the ONT. That video with the pool in the living room is hilarious.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 05:10 PM (nvpzs)

14 I urinate with force and no hands. And eye contact. Never break eye contact.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 05:10 PM (pUDQf)

15 Are all Millennials Dingbats?

Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 05:10 PM (8kkL4)

16 Hi, y'all. LT reader. 1st time in the grey boxes. Hope to see some @ the Texas MoMe. Posted by: Phineas at July 27, 2018 10:09 PM (gH4yp) One cross each, line on the left.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 05:10 PM (CSNuj)

17 15 Are all Millennials Dingbats? Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 10:10 PM (8kkL4 Is that really fair to dingbats?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 05:11 PM (pUDQf)

18 Well, the lead off phrase is one I haven't heard in a long while. Nice ONT, WeirdDave. Thank'ee kindly.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 27, 2018 05:11 PM (DMUuz)

19 Hi, y'all. LT reader. 1st time in the grey boxes. Hope to see some @ the Texas MoMe. Posted by: Phineas at July 27, 2018 10:09 PM (gH4yp) ------------- Welcome! Please jump right in with both feet in regards to posting.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 05:11 PM (YRtrf)

20 That GIF is the Wii girl with the nice but-tox, isn't it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:11 PM (HaL55)

21 14 I urinate with force and no hands. And eye contact. Never break eye contact. Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 10:10 PM (pUDQf) Big Whoop. Women do that all the time.

Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 05:11 PM (8kkL4)

22 Very energetic that one at the top. And bouncy. I like bouncy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:11 PM (8O3HH)

23 Happy Friday night from Loserville.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:11 PM (NWiLs)

24 Love the pool in the living room. Don't understand why the dog isn't in it with the guy.

Posted by: latemarch a member of the rabble in good standing at July 27, 2018 05:12 PM (uqdlV)

25 Dang! I could have conquered "thirſt"...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 27, 2018 05:12 PM (e9G8E)

26 I'm pretty sure that opening gif would be just as impressive if played forward instead of in reverse.

Posted by: buzzion at July 27, 2018 05:12 PM (lKs2v)

27 I'm counting on all of you to urinate with discretion and tact. I would prefer if you'd sign in Spencerian script, but I will leave it up to your judgement.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 27, 2018 05:12 PM (gUCYC)

28 10:10 PM (pUDQf) Big Whoop. Women do that all the time. Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 10:11 PM (8kkL4 Baloney. I have it on good source that women only go to the bathroom to have lesbian sex and apply makeup. But mostly lesbian sex.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 05:12 PM (pUDQf)

29 >> I urinate with force and no hands. And eye contact. >> Never break eye contact. Word.

Posted by: Russian Pee Whore at July 27, 2018 05:12 PM (8O3HH)

30 Oh, Allie! Imagine what would happen if your condo caught on fire and your cats were trapped on the third floor and....the firefighters had no toxic masculinity, so they shrugged and suggested you plant some pretty herbs on the rubble/cats' ashes?

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 27, 2018 05:12 PM (W+vEI)

31 Oh and the sidebar about the Whalephin. Proof of the horny rapey dolphins I think.

Posted by: buzzion at July 27, 2018 05:13 PM (lKs2v)

32 Evening, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 27, 2018 05:13 PM (uDcBt)

33 I was hoping we'd get Wii girl again for the GDP number.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:13 PM (8O3HH)

34 Andrew Mendoza centered his masculinity on caring for animals, and look what it got him. Spoiler: it did not get him a horseman baby.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 05:13 PM (y87Qq)

35 Evening Horde! On vacation having a late dinner of shrimp and grits and a tanker full of old fashioneds. Thoroughly enjoying watching wealthy old dudes hit on 40 or 50 something women unsuccessfully.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2018 05:14 PM (hF8iB)

36 "Please urinate with precision and elegance." Always do. 'Cept when I don't. Never a sitzpinkler. I'll clean the mess, should one occur. But I shall never crouch to pee. Ever. For I am a man. *Superman hands on hips, lantern jaw jutting, cape billowing*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at July 27, 2018 05:14 PM (EhZNT)

37 Hay, Horde!

Gonna throw this in again:  If you're going to the Texas MoMe, you need to start looking at accommodations NOW.  Some area hotels are already full.

Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 05:15 PM (Wg5rG)

38 >> Baloney. I have it on good source that women only go to the bathroom to have lesbian sex and apply makeup. But mostly lesbian sex. Posted by: AlaBAMA Why not all three?

Posted by: Russian Pee Whore at July 27, 2018 05:15 PM (8O3HH)

39 Toxic masculinity is what keeps male naval commanders from running into things.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 05:15 PM (CSNuj)

40 Wait -- where are the gerbils?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 27, 2018 05:15 PM (gUCYC)

41 What Allie really wants is an LLBean boyfriend: http://yourllbeanboyfriend.tumblr.com/ Unfortunately, she will be competing with *his* boyfriend, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 27, 2018 05:16 PM (W+vEI)

42 The police SERVE THEMSELVES and PROTECT ABSOLUTELY NO ONE (not because they don't want to but cops ARE beholden to the laws of physics). Props to this cop for his act of charity, but let's be real.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at July 27, 2018 05:16 PM (rlQwD)

43 40 Wait -- where are the gerbils?! Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 27, 2018 10:15 PM (gUCYC

Posted by: Richard Gere at July 27, 2018 05:16 PM (pUDQf)

44 Wait -- where are the gerbils?! Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 27, 2018 10:15 PM (gUCYC) I'm'a let someone else take that hangin' curve...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 05:16 PM (+F0Wk)

45 Looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. Saturdays are the BEST!

Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 05:17 PM (8kkL4)

46 Wife says the sign says "Please be neat and keep the restroom clean".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 27, 2018 05:17 PM (J88d5)

47 Hi everybody! Hey how about that Helsinki meeting between Trump and Putin?? Hoo boy!!!

Posted by: qdp zsteve at July 27, 2018 05:17 PM (km8m2)

48 Posted by: Richard Gere at July 27, 2018 10:16 PM (pUDQf) ------------------- And the Horde does not disappoint!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 05:17 PM (+F0Wk)

49 The guy said they'd have plenty of water!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 27, 2018 05:17 PM (gUCYC)

50 That should have been, Posted by: qdp "always days late and dollars short" steve

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:18 PM (km8m2)

51 Yeah Allie, its all Toxic Masculinity until a spider needs a stompin'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 27, 2018 05:18 PM (zhyDM)

52 Hey how about that cafe Sarah Sanders got kicked out of! Hey how about Demi Lovato!! Hey how about that moon landing!

Posted by: qdp steve at July 27, 2018 05:19 PM (km8m2)

53 WD always delivers the goods! Thanks for the ONT! All you cobs continually amaze.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 05:19 PM (i0s33)

54 Okay, for some reason this site will NOT let me mess with my moniker.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:19 PM (km8m2)

55 (everything I posted above)

Posted by: qdp "days late and dollars short" steve at July 27, 2018 05:19 PM (km8m2)

56 I can remember the days when I didn't read the comments. I thought, "Man, this page doesn't update very often". Then I read what Breitbart wrote and the rest was history. Somehow, Hot Air didn't seem so timely.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 27, 2018 05:20 PM (+Tibp)

57 Hey how about that cafe Sarah Sanders got kicked out of! Hey how about Demi Lovato!! Hey how about that moon landing! Posted by: qdp steve at July 27, 2018 10:19 PM (km8m2) ---------------------- Have you heard of this thing called "fire"? Change the world, I tell you what!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 05:20 PM (+F0Wk)

58 51 Yeah Allie, its all Toxic Masculinity until a spider needs a stompin'. Posted by: Puddleglum at July 27, 2018 10:18 PM (zhyDM) Sometimes you just need a man.

Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 05:20 PM (8kkL4)

59 No One, wow! Tell me more!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdp "waaaay out of the loop" steve at July 27, 2018 05:21 PM (km8m2)

60 Looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. Saturdays are the BEST! Posted by: ALH at July 27, 2018 10:17 PM (8kkL4) What I find amusing is that for me, getting up because I have to (work) and getting up on a weekend is not really all that much different, except for attitude. Often on a Saturday I'll lie in bed simply because it's warm and cozy and my wife is next to me. But seldom for more than a half hour. Then I'm up and ready to shirk all my home-front duties.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at July 27, 2018 05:21 PM (EhZNT)

61 I urinate with gusto and efficiency.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 05:22 PM (qUahL)

62 I kinda want to see that top gif reversed (or un-reversed, I suppose). Looks like it would be an impressive feat!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 05:22 PM (+F0Wk)

63 Re: bed hopping girl- Want

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 27, 2018 05:22 PM (xJa6I)

64 Thanks for the ONT.

That video with the pool in the living room is hilarious.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 10:10 PM (nvpzs)


Of course whining about the carpet does no good.  When will women remember the correct response to this sort of thing is to say, "If you've ruined my carpet I will castrate you with a broken bottle"

Guys can respect a comment like that.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2018 05:22 PM (2K6fY)

65 As for the content: Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. .... I asked my Pastor after Sunday School a few weeks ago if I was allowed to hold a grudge against liberals because they had eclipsed making me angry 490 times. He grinned and told me that figure is figurative, not literal, but added he understood where I was coming from.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 05:23 PM (i0s33)

66 Pug, even here in SoCal, the freeways are usually pretty sweet early Saturday and Sunday mornings. Not much traffic at all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:23 PM (km8m2)

67 There are many ONTs. Usually, 365-1/4 of 'em, per-annum. THIS, is one of the better ones though. Thanks, WD! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 27, 2018 05:23 PM (QzJWU)

68 He grinned and told me that figure is figurative, not literal, but added he understood where I was coming from. Posted by: Bitter Clinger Not Lutheran, then?

Posted by: Blutarski at July 27, 2018 05:24 PM (+Tibp)

69 Unfortunately, my pets can't read a clock, so feeding time is the same time every morning, regardless of my desires.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 05:24 PM (pUDQf)

70 "Please urinate with precision and elegance" *Walks into Walmart mens room* *Three guys all spinning around, dicks straight out, projectile whizzing everywhere* *Walks out of Walmart mens room*

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:25 PM (km8m2)

71 That young lady is In Estrus. I prescribe sex 4 times a day until pregnant and then moar sex to celebrate for the next 38 weeks.

Posted by: The Doctor at July 27, 2018 05:25 PM (JpIFY)

72 Watching the new version of In Search Of . . . As weird as the original.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 05:25 PM (e7oj4)

73 Allie needs a big dick shoved up her ass, she will have a new appreciation for things that grow!

Posted by: Tentotwo at July 27, 2018 05:26 PM (yhf6w)

74 *Walks into Walmart mens room* *Three guys all spinning around, dicks straight out, projectile whizzing everywhere* *Walks out of Walmart mens room* Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 10:25 PM (km8m2) ------------------- Were they en pointe?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 05:26 PM (+F0Wk)

75 logprof: this week, we go In Search Of... Hillary's Decency

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:26 PM (km8m2)

76 No One, I didn't stick around long enough to find out, sorry :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:26 PM (km8m2)

77 I kinda want to see that top gif reversed (or un-reversed, I suppose). Looks like it would be an impressive feat! Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 10:22 PM (+F0Wk) https://stoatnet.org/rvs_bed.gif

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 05:26 PM (y87Qq)

78 Unfortunately, my pets can't read a clock, so feeding time is the same time every morning, regardless of my desires.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 10:24 PM (pUDQf)


There is no snooze button on a cat what wants breakfast.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 05:26 PM (qUahL)

79 Twice now in the past year, two random dudes completely broke the rules of the men's restroom and failed to use on stall over. WTF is happening to this country? Rules, people! Not suggestions.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 05:27 PM (pUDQf)

80 >> I urinate with gusto and efficiency. Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess And guys can respect a comment like that as well. Your hash has changed, your Grace.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:27 PM (8O3HH)

81 We have achieved butt sex by comment 73. Gonna be a festive evening I see!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 05:27 PM (i0s33)

82 There is no snooze button on a cat what wants breakfast. Yes there is, but it requires a hammer to activate.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 05:28 PM (Liolw)

83 https://stoatnet.org/rvs_bed.gif Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 10:26 PM (y87Qq) Many thanks!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 05:28 PM (+F0Wk)

84 Allie looks like SE Cupp.

Posted by: The Doctor at July 27, 2018 05:28 PM (JpIFY)

85 There is no snooze button on a cat what wants breakfast. Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at July 27, 2018 10:26 PM (qUahL Preach it, sister. Nothing like a cat paw on your face at 6:00AM. I swear I heard him mutter 'wake up and feed me, or I will slit your throat and look indifferent while I do it'.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 05:28 PM (pUDQf)

86 Many thanks! Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 10:28 PM (+F0Wk) *tips hat*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 05:29 PM (y87Qq)

87 Mutated strains of HIV circulating in a Canadian province where HIV rates rank among the highest in North America could be leading to the more rapid development of Aids-related illnesses, according to new research. The research, published in the scientific journal Aids, was sparked by anecdotal reports from Saskatchewan, where HIV rates in 2016 exceeded the national average tenfold in some areas. Nearly 80% of those infected with HIV in the province are indigenous. "Some of our physician colleagues in Saskatchewan started to report that they were seeing cases of people being infected with HIV and getting very sick, very quickly," said Zabrina Brumme, the lead author of the study and a professor at Vancouver's Simon Fraser University. "It was almost as if there might have been something particularly nastier about the virus."

Posted by: SMOD at July 27, 2018 05:30 PM (e8kgV)

88 I like the wicked smaht girls


https://preview.tinyurl.com/y97xdug8

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2018 05:30 PM (2K6fY)

89 Guy in pool is named "Reuben James."
Epic.
I once met the (retired) skipper of the newer, Perry-class R.J.A very classy guy with some cool-as-hell stories to tell.His whole crew was in "Hunt for Red October."  He was a technical adviser.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:30 PM (8ZmvG)

90 [Meanwhile downstairs]
WHAT THE HELL IS SHE DOING UP THERE?

Posted by: Obligatory at July 27, 2018 05:30 PM (+DkQm)

91 James? "Sunday Morning" (VU cover) https://youtu.be/8MRCo8nBg74

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 05:30 PM (e7oj4)

92 someone is having a laugh. That sign just says to "please keep the toilet clean, thank you."

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 27, 2018 05:31 PM (LWu6U)

93 The pool dude should've put a tarp in the bed of his pickup truck and filled it with water. It wouldn't have been as much fun as getting bitched at, tho'.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:31 PM (HaL55)

94 Miley - I have one of those, too. Relentless.

Posted by: Butch at July 27, 2018 05:31 PM (hXu8T)

95 30 Oh, Allie! Imagine what would happen if your condo caught on fire and your cats were trapped on the third floor and....the firefighters had no toxic masculinity, so they shrugged and suggested you plant some pretty herbs on the rubble/cats' ashes? Posted by: Lizzy at July 27, 2018 10:12 PM (W+vEI) Yeah... funny how Toxic Masculinty means we have to get out of bed to check out that strange noise in the middle of the night... Let alone changing a damn tire...

Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 05:32 PM (NgKpN)

96 Drop your c****? You can have my c****, when you pry it from my cold dead hands!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2018 05:32 PM (5jVnA)

97 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022884715647381504 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022884811835428865 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022884901807443968 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022884991519416322 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022885088273596417

Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2018 05:32 PM (0Ntuf)

98 "It was almost as if there might have been something particularly nastier about the virus." Posted by: SMOD at July 27, 2018 10:30 PM (e8kgV) Unprotected sodomy with 1000 different partners a year?

Posted by: The Doctor at July 27, 2018 05:32 PM (JpIFY)

99 I've been messing with my refrigerator and was checking the drip pan underneath after a defrost cycle. I was lying on the floor, and just lay there for a minute or two after I put the grill back on. My cat was blown away, and seemed all discombobulated by me lying on the floor like that. He never sees that much, I get. He came up and starting nuzzling my hair. I though that was sweet, then I realized he was likely wondering if I were dead and if he could then eat me.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:32 PM (8O3HH)

100 And guys can respect a comment like that as well.

Your hash has changed, your Grace.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 10:27 PM (8O3HH)


Hello, publius!  Yes, I'm posting from the Barrel.  Not the real barrel, but a noxious place where you don't walk barefoot and would by some standards require hazmat gear.


I am here to testify that I still live, albeit with Mommy Dearest's IP address.



Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 05:32 PM (qUahL)

101 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022885176202940416 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022885274525810688 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022885397825839105 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022885483599290370 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1022885591619448833

Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2018 05:33 PM (0Ntuf)

102 >> You can have my c****, Clitorides?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:33 PM (8O3HH)

103 Howdy, beloved Horde! Short visit tonight; I will probably sleep soon. Yesterday I came down with something that is making me hurt all over, including my skin. Clinic PA called it "acute virus syndrome." So I'm feeling pretty lousy. At least I can breathe.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 05:34 PM (4HMW8)

104 I urinate with force and no hands. And eye contact. Never break eye contact. Posted by: AlaBAMA ------------------ Always keep your eye on the target.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 05:34 PM (xSo9G)

105 Yeah... funny how Toxic Masculinty means we have to get out of bed to check out that strange noise in the middle of the night... Let alone changing a damn tire... Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 10:32 PM (NgKpN) I don't do things for women anymore. No more chivalry, unless they are good to me as family or friends. I'm not alone in the new black knight movement. Great job femintwits.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 05:35 PM (JpIFY)

106 79 Twice now in the past year, two random dudes completely broke the rules of the men's restroom and failed to use on stall over. WTF is happening to this country? Rules, people! Not suggestions. Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 10:27 PM (pUDQf) Were they natural Born Americans? or imports... Remember, the society where you are RAISED is the one you will normally follow... And the fact is that they just plain have different rules.

Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 05:35 PM (NgKpN)

107 The pool dude should've put a tarp in the bed of his pickup truck and filled it with water. It wouldn't have been as much fun as getting bitched at, tho'. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at July 27, 2018 10:31 PM (HaL55) ----------------- Tarp? Use Flex Seal! Just cut your pickup in half, and then apply a few coats! Your truck will be good as new, with a water tight seal for that pool in the bed!!

Posted by: Phil Swift at July 27, 2018 05:35 PM (+F0Wk)

108 Always keep your eye on the target. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 10:34 PM (xSo9G) Don't forget to lead it a bit and check for windage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 05:35 PM (CSNuj)

109 >> Posted by: kbdabear I think I recognize one of those. She's an "actress" of course.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:35 PM (8O3HH)

110 And the fact is that they just plain have different rules. Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 10:35 PM (NgKpN Well, someone should add that to the citizenship test. 1. learn English 2. Learn constitution 3. Learn rules of men's restroom urinals. 4. Don't be rapey

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 05:36 PM (pUDQf)

111 I asked my Pastor after Sunday School a few weeks ago if I was allowed to hold a grudge against liberals because they had eclipsed making me angry 490 times. He grinned and told me that figure is figurative, not literal, but added he understood where I was coming from. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 10:23 PM (i0s33) --When I think of SJWs the line from --IIRC-- Matthew that whores and tax collectors are entering the Kingdom before the Pharisees comes to mind when it comes to libtards.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 05:37 PM (e7oj4)

112 105 Yeah... funny how Toxic Masculinty means we have to get out of bed to check out that strange noise in the middle of the night... Let alone changing a damn tire... Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 10:32 PM (NgKpN) I don't do things for women anymore. No more chivalry, unless they are good to me as family or friends. I'm not alone in the new black knight movement. Great job femintwits. Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 10:35 PM (JpIFY) Actually? I do... and I call them Ma'am... Sometimes just to piss them off. And did tell one woman... 'isn't it nice there was a MAN around?'... She was not amused.

Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 05:37 PM (NgKpN)

113 103 Howdy, beloved Horde! Short visit tonight; I will probably sleep soon. Yesterday I came down with something that is making me hurt all over, including my skin. Clinic PA called it "acute virus syndrome." So I'm feeling pretty lousy. At least I can breathe. Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 10:34 PM (4HMW Sounds like Lyme disease and/or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. I'd check for tick bites and go back. It's a nasty season for ticks everywhere.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 05:37 PM (JpIFY)

114 Always keep your eye on the target. Target fixation has lead many a pilot into terrain.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 05:37 PM (Liolw)

115 I don't believe all of Justin Welbey's tweets about James but I do believe Justine Welbey is a douchebag.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 27, 2018 05:37 PM (D8/uu)

116 "There is no snooze button on a cat what wants breakfast. Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess" That's when you get up open the door let the cat out and then close it.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 27, 2018 05:38 PM (J88d5)

117 Clitorides?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 10:33 PM (8O3HH)


Nah, those happen August.  They can be unpredictable though, and you have to hope for the dark of the moon, but when it is a good year you can get 30 shooting stars in an hour.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2018 05:38 PM (2K6fY)

118 And the fact is that they just plain have different rules. Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 10:35 PM (NgKpN Well, someone should add that to the citizenship test. 1. learn English 2. Learn constitution 3. Learn rules of men's restroom urinals. 4. Don't be rapey Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 10:36 PM (pUDQf) 5. Learn that the damn Left hand Lane if for passing... not slowing down faster traffic.

Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 05:38 PM (NgKpN)

119 WierdDave, just sent you an email about the positions your company is trying to fill.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 05:38 PM (YRtrf)

120 >> but a noxious place where you don't walk barefoot and would by some standards require hazmat gear. I hope there's not a Gateway to Hell in there?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:38 PM (8O3HH)

121 Ugh, a whole category featuring Nancy Pelousy on Jeopardy! tonight...

Posted by: Average Guy at July 27, 2018 05:38 PM (LMcFk)

122 kbdabear, you are a fine American.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:39 PM (HaL55)

123 Let alone changing a damn tire... Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 10:32 PM (NgKpN) Counterpoint: I don't think I've ever dated a girl who couldn't change a tire. No, I don't have a questionnaire or a practical skills test or anything. They do have to correctly answer three fiendishly cunning riddles, each more baffling than the last, but c'mon, that's f'n amateur hour. If we got a flat while both of us were in a car, I'd be the one changing it regardless of whose car was, but I can't think of one who would have been stranded somewhere with a spare in the trunk because she didn't know what to do or couldn't do it.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 05:40 PM (y87Qq)

124 lead, led.....who cares anymore?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 05:40 PM (Liolw)

125 "Please urinate with precision and elegance" But take a dump with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Engrish Sign, Inc. at July 27, 2018 05:40 PM (t6XCL)

126 Sounds like Lyme disease and/or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. I'd check for tick bites and go back. It's a nasty season for ticks everywhere. Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 10:37 PM (JpIFY) Are there treatments for those? Because if it's the same as what I'm already doing (rest, symptom relief) I may as well save the money and stay home. The PA will be calling me in a couple of days to follow up.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 05:40 PM (4HMW8)

127 Clitorides? Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 10:33 PM (8O3HH) Bzzzt. The answer we were looking for is Colts.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2018 05:40 PM (5jVnA)

128 Oh, and Allie needs to read a little history. Especially the parts when queens start wars.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:41 PM (HaL55)

129 My getting-out-of-bed looks less like that, and more like the clocks in Dali's "Persistence of Memory". (That, and I'd kick the fan off the ceiling if I did flips on my bed.)

Posted by: mikeski at July 27, 2018 05:41 PM (P1f+c)

130 121; saw that. she was reading shit she could never answer. botox poisoning is not good thing.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 27, 2018 05:41 PM (KP5rU)

131 But take a dump with extreme prejudice. Posted by: Engrish Sign, Inc. at July 27, 2018 10:40 PM (t6XCL) I prefer to leave one, but to each his own.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2018 05:41 PM (5jVnA)

132 I had a co-worker moving from one desk to another, and I asked her if she needed help moving heavy stuff.

She looked at me and said, "It is 2018 you know."

I said, "Yes.  Did you want help moving stuff this year?"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2018 05:42 PM (2K6fY)

133 I do believe Justine Welbey is a douchebag.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 27, 2018 10:37 PM (D8/uu)



I saw Justine Welbey's Douchebag open for the Jesus and Mary Chain at the Ogden Theatre in '09.

Posted by: Some Jackass at July 27, 2018 05:42 PM (sXefu)

134 Oh, and Allie needs to read a little history. Especially the parts when queens start wars. Those queens identified as male! Hater!

Posted by: Allie at July 27, 2018 05:42 PM (P1f+c)

135 A'ville Robt. I see they busted a 20 year for the Pisgah murder.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 05:42 PM (CDGwz)

136 The pool dude should've put a tarp in the bed of his pickup truck and filled it with water.
It wouldn't have been as much fun as getting bitched at, tho'.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at July 27, 2018 10:31 PM (HaL55)

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

Tarp? Use Flex Seal! Just cut your pickup in half, and then apply a few coats! Your truck will be good as new, with a water tight seal for that pool in the bed!!

Posted by: Phil Swift at July 27, 2018 10:35 PM (+F0Wk)




My sides!

Posted by: Zombie JOhnny Cash at July 27, 2018 05:42 PM (QLvwG)

137 Always keep your eye on the target.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 10:34 PM (xSo9G)


Don't forget to lead it a bit and check for windage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 10:35 PM (CSNuj)


Windage and elevation!

Posted by: Zombie John Wayne at July 27, 2018 05:43 PM (QLvwG)

138 Will we get Fr. Emil Kapaun back? Emil Joseph Kapaun (April 20, 1916 - May 23, 1951) was a Roman Catholic priest and United States Army captain who served as a United States Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. Kapaun was a chaplain in the Burma Theater of World War II the,n served again as a chaplain with the U.S. Army in Korea, where he was captured. He died in a prisoner of war camp. https://infogalactic.com/info/Emil_Kapaun

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 05:44 PM (e7oj4)

139 Unfortunately, every time I have had a flat tire, I've had to change it myself, usually in work clothes.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 05:44 PM (4HMW8)

140 Just read a Quora answer about Kobe beef. Great, now I'm hungry for a filet. :-/

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:44 PM (km8m2)

141 Actually? I do... and I call them Ma'am... Sometimes just to piss them off. And did tell one woman... 'isn't it nice there was a MAN around?'... She was not amused. Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 10:37 PM (NgKpN) Meh, I was raised to so that. They like getting pissed off at shit like that because it gives them a sense of righteousness and the attention they crave. Stop holding doors for them and look at their shocked faces when the glass crashes into their faces and body. Also, in the grocery store if they ask for help to reach or carry something, just laugh shaking your head and walk away. Or if they make small talk about politics, tell them when the invasion comes they will be left on their own to survive for voting in these policies. Nobody will protect them. I gas light them every chance I get. Fuck them, they ain't MAGA. That gets their attention and sends the right message.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 05:44 PM (JpIFY)

142 105 Yeah... funny how Toxic Masculinty means we have to get out of bed to check out that strange noise in the middle of the night... Sorry to repeat myself, but I've previously related the saga of a liberal acquaintance's carpet-munching daughter who rails against "toxic masculinity," when her father and brother are about as masculine as PeeWee Herman, and, let's face it, there are no boyfriends on the ledger.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:45 PM (YqDXo)

143 Oh, and Allie needs to read a little history. Especially the parts when queens start wars. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at July 27, 2018 10:41 PM (HaL55) This is about West Side Story, isn't it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 05:45 PM (CSNuj)

144 Ugh, a whole category featuring Nancy Pelousy on Jeopardy! tonight... Posted by: Average Guy at July 27, 2018 10:38 PM (LMcFk) ------------------ That was a hard category to watch. I did find it amusing that the Asian guy got the question about the gong right, while the white guy got it wrong.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 05:45 PM (+F0Wk)

145 Feminists want women to be treated as equal to men in every way, but they also want men to act like women.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 05:45 PM (pUDQf)

146 --When I think of SJWs the line from --IIRC-- Matthew that whores and tax collectors are entering the Kingdom before the Pharisees comes to mind when it comes to libtards. Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 10:37 PM (e7oj4) .... That is a beautiful parable. To many libtards try to co-opt that passage to mean that the Lord will favor the sinner over the preacher rather then taking the entire passage into account. The passage truthfully discusses the Lord taking an obedient sinner that ultimately does the right thing before taking a poser that gives lip service to obedience but never obeys.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 05:47 PM (i0s33)

147 So tonight on my way home from work I stopped in a Wawa to get gas. After I filled up, I went to buy a hot dog but the hot dog container was empty. I asked an employee who told me they were out of hot dog rolls, so there were no hot dogs. I then went to the supermarket to buy a few things. I wanted to by a package of bacon but the entire wall of breakfast pork products was empty. I was told that the refrigeration unit had broken down. No hot dogs. No bacon. This is not the America I grew up in. Have the Burning Times begun?

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2018 05:47 PM (sdi6R)

148 26 Sounds like Lyme disease and/or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. I'd check for tick bites and go back. It's a nasty season for ticks everywhere. Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 10:37 PM (JpIFY) Are there treatments for those? Because if it's the same as what I'm already doing (rest, symptom relief) I may as well save the money and stay home. The PA will be calling me in a couple of days to follow up. Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 10:40 PM (4HMW8 It can take weeks to recover or more. You need to get it diagnosed and caught before it's too late. Doctors will give you comfort meds. I know it sucks like oh shit I'm dying and can't move sucks if doctor is late getting the diagnosis correct.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 05:47 PM (JpIFY)

149 I just remembered it's garbage night tonight. I guess I ought to get my candied ass up out of this chair and get that done. What do you think?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:47 PM (8O3HH)

150 Anyone who believes that farming doesn't require a certain amount of destruction and power has never seen the before pictures of either farmland or their lunch.

Posted by: DaveM at July 27, 2018 05:47 PM (WWC3Y)

151 Uh oh, it's another He Man Woman Haters ONT. See you cats and kittens later.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 27, 2018 05:48 PM (gUCYC)

152 I ask taller people to reach stuff for me at the grocery store all the time. Some have even been women. I am always very thankful.

Posted by: lin-duh at July 27, 2018 05:48 PM (kufk0)

153 Men.  Yes.  Despite what the feminists shout.

I get a kick out of watching the sexes here in Oklahoma.  The men still "Ma'am" you and they treat Oklahoma ladies like they're made of eggshells.  Those same Oklahoma ladies, dressed to the nines and perfectly made up, can jump a dead car battery in fifteen seconds flat. 

If there's no man around.

Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 05:48 PM (Wg5rG)

154 No hot dogs. No bacon. This is not the America I grew up in. Have the Burning Times begun?

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2018 10:47 PM (sdi6R)



That's literal hell. man.  Endeavor to Persevere!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2018 05:49 PM (QLvwG)

155 'Night, Eris.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 05:49 PM (y87Qq)

156 No, publius.  You've got it all wrong.  Garbage is Monday.

What?  Oh.  Never mind.

Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 05:49 PM (Wg5rG)

157 No hot dogs. No bacon. This is not the America I grew up in. Have the Burning Times begun?

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2018 10:47 PM (sdi6R)


Man your face colanders!  To the assless chaps!

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 05:49 PM (5jVnA)

158 rickl, sounds like you have entered The Twilight Zone

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:49 PM (km8m2)

159 145 Feminists want women to be treated as equal to men in every way, but they also want men to act like women. Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 10:45 PM (pUDQf) No, they just want to get angry about being treated as a woman because they are filled with hate. Give them what they want and watch how they react. It's funny because it's all a shit test and treating them like they want is not what most men do.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 05:49 PM (JpIFY)

160 Oh, and Allie needs to read a little history. Especially the parts when queens start wars.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at July 27, 2018 10:41 PM (HaL55)



How can anyone have forgotten Barack Obama?

Posted by: Some Jackass at July 27, 2018 05:50 PM (sXefu)

161 Sometimes I feel like every day is garbage day.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:50 PM (8O3HH)

162 Braveheart for the win! https://bit.ly/2vaYhgP

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2018 05:51 PM (+y/Ru)

163 That's funny, lin-duh.
You don't write like a short person.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:51 PM (8ZmvG)

164 Man your face colanders! To the assless chaps!

I can't find a face colander, can I just strap this cheese grater to my face instead?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 27, 2018 05:51 PM (IcT7t)

165 Good night, Eris.

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2018 05:51 PM (sdi6R)

166 If we got a flat while both of us were in a car, I'd be the one changing it regardless of whose car was, but I can't think of one who would have been stranded somewhere with a spare in the trunk because she didn't know what to do or couldn't do it. Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 10:40 PM (y87Qq) --------------- When I was teaching my daughter to drive, we stopped for lunch one day. When we were walking back to the car, noticed the left front was flat. She immediately turned to me and said "You're going to make me do this so I can learn how, aren't you?". She always was one that caught on quickly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 05:51 PM (YRtrf)

167 Sometimes I feel like every day is garbage day.

Welcome to my world.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 27, 2018 05:51 PM (IcT7t)

168 Tarp? Use Flex Seal! Just cut your pickup in half, and then apply a few coats! Your truck will be good as new, with a water tight seal for that pool in the bed!! Posted by: Phil Swift at July 27, 2018 10:35 PM (+F0Wk) My sides! Posted by: Zombie JOhnny Cash at July 27, 2018 10:42 PM (QLvwG) Don't worry JOhnny, with the magic of Flex Seal we can replace your old, aching sides with new, superior sides made from layers of Flex Seal.

Posted by: Phil Swift at July 27, 2018 05:51 PM (BHRUO)

169 I give AtC a run for her money in the height department...

Posted by: lin-duh at July 27, 2018 05:51 PM (kufk0)

170 I'm not a asshole to women. I just treat them like strange men.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 05:52 PM (JpIFY)

171 Sometimes I feel like every day is garbage day. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 10:50 PM (8O3HH) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmbeaMrFKFQ

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 05:52 PM (y87Qq)

172 169 I give AtC a run for her money in the height department...

Posted by: lin-duh at July 27, 2018 10:51 PM (kufk0)


Well then better keep a weather eye on Jane D'oh.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 05:53 PM (5jVnA)

173 164 Man your face colanders! To the assless chaps! I can't find a face colander, can I just strap this cheese grater to my face instead? Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 27, 2018 10:51 PM (IcT7t) Probably less comfortable. Might get you some Apocalypse cred though. Everyone laughs at the guy wearing a beekeepers hood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 05:53 PM (nvpzs)

174 Meh, I was raised to do that. They like getting pissed off at shit like that because it gives them a sense of righteousness and the attention they crave. Stop holding doors for them and look at their shocked faces when the glass crashes into their faces and body. Also, in the grocery store if they ask for help to reach or carry something, just laugh shaking your head and walk away. Or if they make small talk about politics, tell them when the invasion comes they will be left on their own to survive for voting in these policies. Nobody will protect them. I gas light them every chance I get. Fuck them, they ain't MAGA. That gets their attention and sends the right message. Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 10:44 PM (JpIFY) Me too. And I do it now, with pleasure and pride. Having said that, in grad school, the quasi-dyke girlfriend of a friend, who was driving a van with a bunch of us in it up to go skiiing at Tahoe, spent four hours ear-banging us about feminist shit, how women were oppressed, etc. As we went above and below the snow line we'd had to get out and put on/take off the chains repeatedly. Great fun, crawling underneath the van in the slush to do this. Finally, I'd had enough. "So, X, do you really think women should be treated exactly as men?" This was like throwing red meat to a starving Doberman, of course. "Great. I agree. It's YOUR turn to put the fucking chains on. A has done it, B has done it, I have done it, everyone here has done it, except you. You're only the one who hasn't. So hop to it." Needless to say, she caviled and whined, and I ended up doing it yet again. But she did shut up - for about ten minutes - about the feminist shit. Although I was still soaked through with ice water when started up again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:53 PM (YqDXo)

175 It can take weeks to recover or more. You need to get it diagnosed and caught before it's too late. Doctors will give you comfort meds. I know it sucks like oh shit I'm dying and can't move sucks if doctor is late getting the diagnosis correct. Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 10:47 PM (JpIFY) She gave me an antibiotic prescription in case I need to fill it. Looks like the correct antibiotic for Lyme's. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever uses a different one.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 05:54 PM (4HMW8)

176 Good news: FRASIER is being rebooted. Bad news: Frasier and Niles are now not only brothers, they're lovers too. And their father has died and been replaced by Wanda Sykes. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 05:54 PM (km8m2)

177 I ask taller people to reach stuff for me at the grocery store all the time. Some have even been women. I am always very thankful.

Posted by: lin-duh at July 27, 2018 10:48 PM (kufk0)





I am not the effin' help!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2018 05:55 PM (QLvwG)

178 Well, someone should add that to the citizenship test. 1. learn English 2. Learn constitution 3. Learn rules of men's restroom urinals. 4. Don't be rapey Posted by: AlaBAMA And what things are flushable. I have worked for the same company for over 30 years (quite a feat for a 29 yr old). The just put up signs by the toilets telling you don't flush paper towels. Hell the Hmong mountain hillbillies in the 80s knew that. But the new Somalis not so much.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 05:55 PM (xwvYG)

179 I just remembered it's garbage night tonight. I guess I ought to get my candied ass up out of this chair and get that done. What do you think? Posted by: publius ---- Yes.

Posted by: Bear & Raccoon Local 103 at July 27, 2018 05:55 PM (CDGwz)

180 Emmie, you do NOT want Lyme disease. Never mind all the pain and suffering involved. An after effect can be a severe allergic reaction to red meat. Not good, the wife has it.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 27, 2018 05:56 PM (sM+h7)

181 178 WUT are you doing that you need to flush a paper towel!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 27, 2018 05:56 PM (DAdSz)

182 this week, we go In Search Of... Hillary's Decency - Mythical entity or deeply suppressed reality?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2018 05:57 PM (+y/Ru)

183 Tire changes and bug-squashing are right up there with toilet seat jokes.   There might have been something to all that once, and I think it was before the Second World War.
Presumed chivalry today involves, for instance, holding down a night-shift supervisory job with union employees who'd love to eat you alive, and by the way, Sunday night and Wednesday night are your "days off," while identically educated and paid Missy goes to corner office in LR, primed for promotion.  Because, Be A Man.  And yes, once she is one notch up she will have you replaced by a Sister, and you will get to train Sister too.  Be A Man.


Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:57 PM (8ZmvG)

184 Man your face colanders! To the assless chaps! Shoot low, boys. They're riding ponies.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:57 PM (HaL55)

185 >> Posted by: kbdabear

I think I recognize one of those. She's an "actress" of course.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 10:35 PM (8O3HH)


I assume you read some kind of "Actresses Weekly" when you go to the barber.  How else could you possibly keep up with these celebrities?

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 05:57 PM (qUahL)

186 I ask taller people to reach stuff for me at the
grocery store all the time. Some have even been women. I am always very
thankful.

Posted by: lin-duh at July 27, 2018 10:48 PM (kufk0)




I am not the effin' help!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2018 10:55 PM (QLvwG)



Sock Fail.  'Twas supposed to be Toned Arms FLOTUS.


We regret the error.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2018 05:57 PM (QLvwG)

187 Yeah, men shouldn't lust for power. But, if men leave it alone who will wield it? Oh yeah, right. *eyeroll*No thanks, we've seen how that works out.

Posted by: GWB at July 27, 2018 05:57 PM (XoqA6)

188 I almost bought a new refrigerator this week, but cancelled it. The damn thing's performance was declining and then about two weeks ago, the ice maker just crawled to a near stop. I'm a sweet tea addict and without ice to make it, well, I'm headed for the DTs. So, I noticed it was running much. I figured who knows, maybe low on Freon, and saw it was R-12, and that stuff is scarce, and that the low pressure cutouts or something were kicking in. So, I ordered a new one. And then I got to fucking around. I found a wiring diagram for the thing online, and looking, noticed, no, there are no pressure cutouts or anything. There's only an overload relay on the compressor motor. Hmmm. So, I roll the damn thing out. And see there's a wiring diagram pasted right on the back. Hell, if I'd have just looked, I would've seen. So, what the hell. I get my meter. Turns out there were some dead spots in the defrost timer relay. So, I rigged a manual SPDT switch to cut that out and see. Well, now, I've got to the freezer at 0.6F (+/-2F, I think on that thermocouple setup), and the lower fridge compartment is hovering at 32-33F. Ice maker is going gangbusters. I cancelled the new fridge. So, after I decide to get a new one, I somehow get motivated to figure out what's wrong. Anyway, Bezos had a cheap Chinese replacement defrost timer for $12. Name brand was $65. I've got the cheap one on the way. Been manually defrosting it every 12 hours or so with my jury rigged switch.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 05:58 PM (8O3HH)

189 She immediately turned to me and said "You're going to make me do this so I can learn how, aren't you?". Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 10:51 PM (YRtrf) Yes, their parents definitely deserve a lot of the credit too.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 05:58 PM (y87Qq)

190 178 WUT are you doing that you need to flush a paper towel!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 27, 2018 10:56 PM (DAdSz)



You'll need more fiber, or Brawny.

Posted by: Joey Biden at July 27, 2018 05:58 PM (sXefu)

191 That is a beautiful parable. To many libtards try to co-opt that passage to mean that the Lord will favor the sinner over the preacher rather then taking the entire passage into account. The passage truthfully discusses the Lord taking an obedient sinner that ultimately does the right thing before taking a poser that gives lip service to obedience but never obeys. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 10:47 PM (i0s33) --I found it: Matthew 21:31-32 "Which of the two did what his father wanted?" "The first," they answered. Jesus said to them, "Amen I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 05:59 PM (e7oj4)

192 145 Feminists want women to be treated as equal to men in every way Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 10:45 PM (pUDQf) Not true. They want women to be treated as equal to men when that is advantageous to them; otherwise they are little flowers who must be protected. Ask a feminist if it's fair that men pay more for auto insurance. Of course, she'll answer. (Fair enough.) Then ask her if it's fair that women should pay more for health insurance, or be paid less for an annuity. She'll splutter with rage. Yet the fundamental question is the same: is sex an appropriate segmentation variable for the actuarial calculations?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:00 PM (YqDXo)

193 don't flush paper towels. Hell the Hmong mountain hillbillies in the 80s knew that. But the new Somalis not so much.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 10:55 PM (xwvYG)


Somalis, hell, some of the regular ol' people born and raised in the good ol' US of A can't figure that one out. And it's not the same ones that can't figure out how to hit the inside of the urinal nor the ones who seem to leave a quart of water all over the countertop when they wash their hands. Oh no, those are all *different* people............


Posted by: GWB at July 27, 2018 06:00 PM (XoqA6)

194 Former President Bill Clinton was interrupted by protesters demanding the decriminalization of sex workers worldwide on Friday, while he was giving the closing speech at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Clinton had just begun addressing the crowd when the protestors began chatting and blowing whistles. "President Clinton, we demand for decriminalization of sex work worldwide and in the United States," one protester shouted at Clinton. Another protestor shouted at Clinton, "we know you support sex workers, please help us!"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 06:00 PM (IqV8l)

195 Yeah, men shouldn't lust for power. But, if men leave it alone who will wield it? Oh yeah, right. *eyeroll*No thanks, we've seen how that works out. Posted by: GWB at July 27, 2018 10:57 PM (XoqA6) You obviously didn't see the power and the glory that was Lady Ghostbusters.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 06:01 PM (CSNuj)

196 Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 27, 2018 10:57 PM (8ZmvG)



That's a problem that need some sort of electrical short and an accelerant.

Posted by: Some Jackass at July 27, 2018 06:01 PM (sXefu)

197 She gave me an antibiotic prescription in case I need to fill it. Looks like the correct antibiotic for Lyme's. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever uses a different one. Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 10:54 PM (4HMW Yikes! Have somebody check your body for ticks and tick bites. They hide in the scalp, armpits, all over body. Seriously, check your body. And get a follow up ASAP! Get comfort meds like pain medicine and muscle relaxors. Demand from the doctor a test for Lyme and Rocky mountain spotted fever. And other things ticks carry. If you have it, demand comfort meds so to can function and have a decent quality of life while recovering. I hope you get better and don't have that stuff but double check.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 06:01 PM (JpIFY)

198 "It was almost as if there might have been something particularly nastier about the virus."

Posted by: SMOD at July 27, 2018 10:30 PM (e8kgV)


Viruses evolve... they particularly evolve in response to antivirals.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2018 06:02 PM (FTXAT)

199 Braveheart for the win! https://bit.ly/2vaYhgP Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2018 10:51 PM (+y/Ru) Aye, laddie, they're drinking outlawed egg creams with outlawed straws.

Posted by: Uncle Angus at July 27, 2018 06:03 PM (CSNuj)

200 >> I assume you read some kind of "Actresses Weekly" when you go to the barber. How else could you possibly keep up with these celebrities? ------------------------ Yeah, "barber shop", that's the ticket, your Grace. I'm like a Hollywood insider. That's where I learned my favorite trick with the ficus. And it would be " 'Actresses' Weekly".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 06:04 PM (8O3HH)

201 Clinton had just begun addressing the crowd when the protestors began chatting and blowing whistles.

"President Clinton, we demand for decriminalization of sex work worldwide and in the United States," one protester shouted at Clinton.

Another protestor shouted at Clinton, "we know you support sex workers, please help us!"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 11:00 PM (IqV8l)


I am sure Clinton gave them a big thumbs up and then sent the SS over to collect phone numbers.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2018 06:04 PM (FTXAT)

202 Are there treatments for those? Because if it's the same as what I'm already doing (rest, symptom relief) I may as well save the money and stay home. Doxycycline. Know it. Live it. Love it.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 27, 2018 06:05 PM (bQXMb)

203 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 10:58 PM (8O3HH)

Well done!

I have now repaired about every major appliance in the house except the dryer and the water heater (unless you count the over pressure relief).

Youtube, any of a dozen appliance parts houses, and amazon are your best friends.  Costliest but also the best savings over new appliance was probably a refrigerator logic board at about $250, which was about an order of magnitude cheaper than a new fridge.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:05 PM (5jVnA)

204 Daddy gave me a lesson in tire-changing when I was sixteen.  "You're driving and your tire is flat.  YOU have to change it."

So I did.  And the next time we had a flat I volunteered to change it.  "Oh no, honey," he said.  "You can't do that.  You'll get all dirty."

And you guys wonder why we don't understand you.

Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 06:06 PM (Wg5rG)

205 Speaking of sexworkers, that reminds me, the founder of that group of topless women protestors (who amazingly weren't bad at all) Femen, was found dead of an apparent suicide recently.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 06:06 PM (8O3HH)

206 Was Hairy Lyme the third man?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 06:06 PM (IqV8l)

207 I has a tick on my buried on the back side of my nut sack a few years ago. Thankfully, it wasn't carrying anything but the bites took 6 months to heal. I've never had any bite itch as much and as long that that tick bite. I had no clue until I woke up and I third of my ball sack was red. Tick was huge with ball blood.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 06:07 PM (JpIFY)

208 Nice full moon up + Mars, tonight. Beautiful clear cool night. Damn, I wish I was out camping somewhere.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:07 PM (CDGwz)

209 Viruses evolve... they particularly evolve in response to antivirals. Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2018 11:02 PM (FTXAT) The correct plural of virus is virii!

Posted by: Pedantic Virologist at July 27, 2018 06:08 PM (BHRUO)

210 My one-ton dump truck has that spray-in liner material in the box, and that sumbitch holds water like a teakettle.  I've had to "relieve" the tailgate fit a couple of times so the darn thing will latch.  Have to leave it parked with the box up a little and the gate tripped, or I get a ton of water, and it stays in, too.

It's amazing how fast the fun wears off driving a truck with a ton of water sloshing in the back.   Dogs really dig it though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:08 PM (8ZmvG)

211 >> probably a refrigerator logic board at about $250, Thankfully this one is old to be old school, with old fashioned electromechanical controls, not an electronic control board.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 06:08 PM (8O3HH)

212 Posted by: 1st ------------- TMI.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:08 PM (CDGwz)

213 I have now repaired about every major appliance in the house except the dryer and the water heater (unless you count the over pressure relief). Replace the magnesium anode every few years, preferably with a segmented one unless you've got enough head room for a rigid one. Which reminds me, it's time for me to do that again. I just checked - I wrote the date of the last time on the water heater with a Sharpie - and to my alarm it was five years ago.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:09 PM (YqDXo)

214 The plural of virii is viriii.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 06:09 PM (IqV8l)

215 Regarding cats waking one up to be fed: When I was working, I used to get up at 4:30 AM every morning, and the first thing I would do after urinating was feed the cats. After I retired, one cat would try to wake me up, but it didn't work because I am a deep sleeper and even when woken up, I can fall back asleep in seconds. So, the cat found a new strategy. It wakes my wife up instead. She is a light sleeper. The cat doesn't even try to wake me up anymore. It just keeps pestering my wife until she makes me get up to feed it. In effect, the cat has made her a catspaw.

Posted by: Toad-O at July 27, 2018 06:09 PM (cct0t)

216 And you guys wonder why we don't understand you. Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 11:06 PM (Wg5rG) He needed to make sure you knew how. Once that was established, well, you're still his little girl.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 06:09 PM (nvpzs)

217 Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 11:01 PM (JpIFY) Bad timing on my part. My previous doctor retired and I have not gotten a new one yet. Our area is famous for poor medical care, so the one or two good doctors have a waiting list. I didn't rush to get on with a new doctor since I haven't been sick in several years. Monday, hopefully I'll feel good enough to get started with the new patient paperwork.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 06:09 PM (4HMW8)

218 And you guys wonder why we don't understand you. Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 11:06 PM (Wg5rG) First time to teach you how to change a tire. The next time to teach you how a man is supposed to treat a woman.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 06:10 PM (i0s33)

219 Youtube, any of a dozen appliance parts houses, and amazon are your best friends. Say it again, brother (or sister as the case may be). If you can get the manufacturer's part number, plug that into a browser and see if an Amazon link comes up. If so, you're usually home free if you're halfway handy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:10 PM (HaL55)

220 The plural of virii is viriii. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 11:09 PM (IqV8l) And one who has virus-like characteristics is said to be virile.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 06:10 PM (CSNuj)

221 204 Daddy gave me a lesson in tire-changing when I was sixteen. "You're driving and your tire is flat. YOU have to change it." So I did. And the next time we had a flat I volunteered to change it. "Oh no, honey," he said. "You can't do that. You'll get all dirty." And you guys wonder why we don't understand you. Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 11:06 PM (Wg5rG) Simple. He'd established the principle. If he'd done it every time, you wouldn't appreciate what he'd done for you. Now you do.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:11 PM (YqDXo)

222 I hold doors for everyone, Young, old, male, female. I oncce had a younger lady respond " you don't need to hold the door for me.' "Ma'am, I held the door for you not because I had any suspicion you were a lady, but because I know I am a gentleman." Much hilarity ensued.

Posted by: Phineas at July 27, 2018 06:11 PM (gH4yp)

223 A year or two ago our defroster quit working. Easy to pull the interior panel off the back of the freezer compartment. Defroster thermostat was kaputsky. $10 thermostat, and we're back in business.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:11 PM (CDGwz)

224 And you guys wonder why we don't understand you.
Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 11:06 PM (Wg5rG)

First time to teach you how to change a tire.

The next time to teach you how a man is supposed to treat a woman.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 11:10 PM (i0s33)


Makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2018 06:11 PM (QLvwG)

225 The plural of virii is viriii. - And of viriii, viriv.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2018 06:11 PM (+y/Ru)

226 208 Nice full moon up + Mars, tonight. Beautiful clear cool night. Damn, I wish I was out camping somewhere. My people did not avoid wars, famine, plague for eons just so I could chuck civilization to "camp". If I can't see it from the balcony or poolside of the 5 star hotel I'm in, it ain't worth seeing. ok I'll denounce myself.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 06:11 PM (Liolw)

227 First time to teach you how to change a tire. The next time to teach you how a man is supposed to treat a woman. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 11:10 PM (i0s33) Three times is enemy action.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:12 PM (y87Qq)

228 Former President Bill Clinton was interrupted by protesters demanding the decriminalization of sex workers worldwide on Friday, while he was giving the closing speech at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Clinton had just begun addressing the crowd when the protestors began chatting and blowing whistles. "President Clinton, we demand for decriminalization of sex work worldwide and in the United States," one protester shouted at Clinton. Another protestor shouted at Clinton, "we know you support sex workers, please help us!" Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 11:00 PM (IqV8l) Good guess on their part. All that was missing there was a grenade.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:13 PM (YqDXo)

229 I hope there's not a Gateway to Hell in there?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 10:38 PM (8O3HH)


I have the Keymaster here.  The Gatekeeper is arriving on Monday.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 06:13 PM (qUahL)

230 Doxycycline. Know it. Live it. Love it. Posted by: Weirddave at July 27, 2018 11:05 PM (bQXMb) Yep. That's the one for RMSF.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 06:13 PM (4HMW8)

231 Replace the magnesium anode every few years, preferably with a segmented one unless you've got enough head room for a rigid one.

Which reminds me, it's time for me to do that again. I just checked - I wrote the date of the last time on the water heater with a Sharpie - and to my alarm it was five years ago.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:09 PM (YqDXo)


Well I'll be.  Never knew of such an animal.  Never done it in ten years, and selling the house this year.  Must depend on the water, as that sounds about as foreign around these parts as logic on a democrat.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:13 PM (5jVnA)

232 223 A year or two ago our defroster quit working. Easy to pull the interior panel off the back of the freezer compartment. Defroster thermostat was kaputsky. $10 thermostat, and we're back in business. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 11:11 PM (CDGwz) Garage door opener packed up. $10 for new worm gear, another $10 for new circuit board, and we're back in business.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:14 PM (YqDXo)

233 *Three guys all spinning around, dicks straight out, projectile whizzing everywhere*

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2018 10:25 PM (km8m2)

What? You don't think synchronized pissing is elegant? You have to be swimming or something to make it "art"?

Posted by: GWB at July 27, 2018 06:14 PM (XoqA6)

234 Back home at stately Peon Manor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 06:14 PM (NV/E7)

235 Happy Friday Horde!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 27, 2018 06:14 PM (nWc4E)

236 I have the Keymaster here. The Gatekeeper is arriving on Monday. Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at July 27, 2018 11:13 PM (qUahL) Wait. What are we talking about here?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 06:14 PM (nvpzs)

237 James -- "Laid" https://youtu.be/0trh9Y598fM

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 06:15 PM (e7oj4)

238 It's amazing how fast the fun wears off driving a truck with a ton of water sloshing in the back. Dogs really dig it though. My 28yr-old S-18 has a bedliner that holds water too. I use it as a rain gauge/mosquito farm.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:15 PM (HaL55)

239 So, the cat found a new strategy. It wakes my wife up instead. She is a light sleeper. The cat doesn't even try to wake me up anymore. It just keeps pestering my wife until she makes me get up to feed it. In effect, the cat has made her a catspaw. Posted by: Toad-O ----------- Believe it or not, our cat wakes and annoys our dog until the dog starts annoying me to get the cat off his back.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:15 PM (CDGwz)

240 Wasn't the world supposed to end today with the red moon? I really don't want to go back to work on Monday.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 06:15 PM (pUDQf)

241 Believe it or not, our cat wakes and annoys our dog until the dog starts annoying me to get the cat off his back. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 11:15 PM (CDGwz Smart cat. Get the dog to take the heat for waking everyone up.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 27, 2018 06:16 PM (pUDQf)

242 "Ma'am, I held the door for you not because I had any suspicion you were a lady, but because I know I am a gentleman."
Much hilarity ensued.

Posted by: Phineas at July 27, 2018 11:11 PM (gH4yp)


I always have my boys hold the doors for the ladies, and they do proudly, while the ladies get a kick out of it.  But, private christian school.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:16 PM (5jVnA)

243 Youtube, any of a dozen appliance parts houses, and amazon are your best friends. Say it again, brother (or sister as the case may be). If you can get the manufacturer's part number, plug that into a browser and see if an Amazon link comes up. If so, you're usually home free if you're halfway handy. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at July 27, 2018 11:10 PM (HaL55) ------------------- Even if Amazon doesn't carry the part, there are several reputable online parts stores that usually will have it. I've used RepairClinic.commany times for parts.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 06:16 PM (+F0Wk)

244 We recently bought a used car with a few problems. Nothing weird or unacceptable for a 17-yr-old car. I was researching which things I could fix myself and how much it might cost. Anyway, I discovered that changing fuses is so easy even a moronette can do it. It didn't fix the car we just bought, but I was able to fix my husband's air conditioner, cig lighter, and instrument panel display yesterday. He was pleased. I was able to do it for $0.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 06:17 PM (4HMW8)

245 230 Doxycycline. Know it. Live it. Love it. Posted by: Weirddave at July 27, 2018 11:05 PM (bQXMb) Yep. That's the one for RMSF. Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 11:13 PM (4HMW About 8 years ago, my good friend got both Lyme and Ricky MT Spotted Fever from the same tick bite. He didn't go to the doctor until his fever got up to almost 104 about a week later. It took him over 2 months to recover. He thought he was dying. The doctors have him opioids, muscle relaxors, and other stuff. He lost close to 30 lbs. He was effed up bad. He was 28 at the time.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 06:17 PM (JpIFY)

246 Daddy gave me a lesson in tire-changing when I was sixteen. "You're driving and your tire is flat. YOU have to change it." So I did. And the next time we had a flat I volunteered to change it. "Oh no, honey," he said. "You can't do that. You'll get all dirty." And you guys wonder why we don't understand you. Posted by: creeper at July 27, 2018 11:06 ------------- This position and action is not at all inconsistent, when you think about it logically. The first time, he wanted to make sure that you knew how to do this, as I presume he does not ride with you everywhere you go. He needed to know that you would not be stuck out there somewhere with no idea how to fix things. Once he knew you would be OK if you were on your own, no more reassurance needed and he could revert to to typical Daddy/Daughter behavior. I posted above about this. I would go out and change a tire for my daughter called me. This is because I know she knows how to do this already, if she had to.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 06:18 PM (YRtrf)

247 Well I'll be. Never knew of such an animal. Never done it in ten years, and selling the house this year. Must depend on the water, as that sounds about as foreign around these parts as logic on a democrat. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:13 PM (5jVnA) Fair enough. Our water here in SoCal is notoriously shitty, chock-a-block with compounds resulting in lime scale. So much so that at on the last day of each month I turn on each irrigation circuit (which normally comes on at 3 am) to make sure the various outlets are not crapped up with lime scale, and I turn on/off each angle stop to break up any lime scale that has deposited in the last month. This saves a LOT of maintenance.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:18 PM (YqDXo)

248 THERE.IS.NO.GREATER.GOOD. With a mace. The "greater good" is achieved by maximizing the number of individual goods in a society. It can never be imposed from above, no matter how wise, or smart or * spit * "compassionate" you think you are. Typical collectivist. They believe that the collective (be it a racial collective, national collective, workers collective, &c.) can be the only fount of anything good, such that the benefit of the collective necessitates that the collective arrange society as it deems fit to maximize the collective's benefit; this is because in this view, the individual's good and benefit can only come from what the collective bestows upon the individual. http://politicalhat.com/?p=14777

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 27, 2018 06:18 PM (itfg0)

249 If you sprinkle When you tinkle Be a sweetie Wipe the seatie

Posted by: sestamibi at July 27, 2018 06:19 PM (YgnPL)

250 Garage door opener packed up. $10 for new worm gear, another $10 for new circuit board, and we're back in business. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara ------------- Yeah, I've had the gears fail. If someone had asked, I would have said, "Sure, they'll wear out eventually", but I certainly never thought about it. Just one of dozens of things that can fail around the house, but which you don't anticipate failing. Mine is a Craftsman. Getting replacement pies was easy. I've been putting off replacing the anode in the hot water heater.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:20 PM (CDGwz)

251 244 We recently bought a used car with a few problems. Nothing weird or unacceptable for a 17-yr-old car. I was researching which things I could fix myself and how much it might cost. Anyway, I discovered that changing fuses is so easy even a moronette can do it. It didn't fix the car we just bought, but I was able to fix my husband's air conditioner, cig lighter, and instrument panel display yesterday. He was pleased. I was able to do it for $0. Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 11:17 PM (4HMW Funny. I just showed my boys how the AC unit works in a car, and how to top up the refrigerant. I hope some of this takes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:20 PM (YqDXo)

252 'pieces', replacement pieces.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:20 PM (CDGwz)

253 --When I think of SJWs the line from --IIRC-- Matthew that whores and tax collectors are entering the Kingdom before the Pharisees comes to mind when it comes to libtards.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 10:37 PM (e7oj4)


Weird thing is, they're more whorish and more interested in gouging people on taxes than those old-timers were, and *also* more Pharisaical than the most devout Pharisee!

I don't see this ending well for them.


Posted by: GWB at July 27, 2018 06:20 PM (XoqA6)

254 249 If you sprinkle When you tinkle Be a sweetie Wipe the seatie Posted by: sestamibi at July 27, 2018 11:19 PM (YgnPL) --My college buddy's version: If you miss when you piss wipe it up you son of a bitch

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2018 06:21 PM (e7oj4)

255 This saves a LOT of maintenance.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:18 PM (YqDXo)


Yep.  Nothing like that around here in PNW.  But we get a lot of rain and freshwater in reservoirs and don't have to rely on ground water which might be filtered through limestone.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:21 PM (5jVnA)

256 Yeah, I've had the gears fail. If someone had asked, I would have said, "Sure, they'll wear out eventually", but I certainly never thought about it. Just one of dozens of things that can fail around the house, but which you don't anticipate failing. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 11:20 PM (CDGwz) This. You can't anticipate everything, so cut yourself some slack. Garage door doesn't open, you take apart the opener and find it's full of Teflon snow. Uh oh. It happens, inevitably.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:22 PM (YqDXo)

257 This saves a LOT of maintenance. That is maintenance, sounds like.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:23 PM (HaL55)

258 Yep. Nothing like that around here in PNW. But we get a lot of rain and freshwater in reservoirs and don't have to rely on ground water which might be filtered through limestone. True, but there's enough iron in our water to build a battleship.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 06:23 PM (Liolw)

259 Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 11:17 PM (JpIFY) My fever is 99. Just checked for ticks or bites. Found nothing unusual. Only weird thing is yesterday before I started feeling sick, I got scratched by a stick in the yard. The spot immediately got all puffy. It's still a little puffy today. I showed it to the PA in case that's how germs got into my system.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 06:24 PM (4HMW8)

260 Unprotected sodomy with 1000 different partners a year? Posted by: The Doctor at July 27, 2018 10:32 PM (JpIFY) Indians in Saskatchewan? Much more likely to be sharing needles for IV drug use. Huge problem, there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 06:24 PM (NV/E7)

261 I once had to replace the compressor on the freezer before Walt's head defrosted. Afterward, I felt goofy.

Posted by: Mickey Mouse at July 27, 2018 06:24 PM (CSNuj)

262 Afterward, I felt goofy. Posted by: Mickey Mouse at July 27, 2018 11:24 PM (CSNuj) .... #metoo

Posted by: Goofy at July 27, 2018 06:25 PM (i0s33)

263 The Left Are Obsessed About Childhood Sexuality This normalization has become increasingly open, particularly within academia, where pre-pubescent sexuality is lauded, such as from the Department of Sociology as the University of California, Santa Barbara. http://politicalhat.com/?p=14777

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 27, 2018 06:26 PM (itfg0)

264 And it would be " 'Actresses' Weekly".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 11:04 PM (8O3HH)


Nunno - there is no possessive.  We're ruminating on actresses.  Weekly.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 06:26 PM (qUahL)

265 Yep. Nothing like that around here in PNW. But we get a lot of rain and freshwater in reservoirs and don't have to rely on ground water which might be filtered through limestone. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:21 PM (5jVnA) You're lucky, in at least that respect. The tough part, the first time, is torquing the retainer. God knows how they torqued it in in the first place, but it took a breaker bar and a length of pipe on it to get the retainer free, amid some fluent Anglo-Saxon, owing to the awkwardness of the position. After that, it was easy. Even though there was only a foot or so of clearance above the water heater, with a segmented anode, it was easy to snake it in and then replace the retainer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:26 PM (YqDXo)

266 Garage door opener packed up. $10 for new worm gear, another $10 for new circuit board, and we're back in business. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:14 PM (YqDXo) One of the things I absolutely will refuse to fix myself is a garage door opener. Or anything else that falls within the set of "things that contain rusty twenty pound steel springs springs under twenty years of constant tension that are just aching to fly through my ribcage at warp five and pin me to a joist like a leaky, briefly-whimpering marionette".

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:28 PM (y87Qq)

267 Even though there was only a foot or so of clearance above the water heater, with a segmented anode, it was easy to snake it in and then replace the retainer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:26 PM (YqDXo)


Not gonna lie.  I googled magnesium anode water heater just to make sure you weren't pulling my leg.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:28 PM (5jVnA)

268 Unprotected sodomy with 1000 different partners a year? Posted by: The Doctor at July 27, 2018 10:32 PM (JpIFY) A slow year for Gaetan Dugas, aka Patient Zero. He racked up 5000 in three years.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:28 PM (YqDXo)

269 Wait. What are we talking about here?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 11:14 PM (nvpzs)


Miley's journey to Hell.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 06:29 PM (qUahL)

270 259 Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 11:17 PM (JpIFY) My fever is 99. Just checked for ticks or bites. Found nothing unusual. Only weird thing is yesterday before I started feeling sick, I got scratched by a stick in the yard. The spot immediately got all puffy. It's still a little puffy today. I showed it to the PA in case that's how germs got into my system. Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 11:24 PM (4HMW Are you sure it wasn't a plutonium tipped stick?

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 06:29 PM (JpIFY)

271 One of the things I absolutely will refuse to fix myself is a garage door opener. Or anything else that falls within the set of "things that contain rusty twenty pound steel springs springs under twenty years of constant tension that are just aching to fly through my ribcage at warp five and pin me to a joist like a leaky, briefly-whimpering marionette".

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 11:28 PM (y87Qq)


When they go, there is violence, for sure.  We have simple coil springs that are relaxed when the door is open.  But a spring under compression/extension is to be respected.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:29 PM (5jVnA)

272 Not gonna lie. I googled magnesium anode water heater just to make sure you weren't pulling my leg. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:28 PM (5jVnA) ----------------------- Just don't search it on Urban Dictionary! *shudder*

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2018 06:29 PM (+F0Wk)

273 I had to replace the heater element in my Dads hot water heater. Even bought the cheap socket wrench in the hope it would make the job easier. Ended up getting the electric impact gun and a big socket I had for doing car wheel bearings. It took a lot longer than I expected but it got done. 24Yr old me would have been screwed. Minimal tools and no extra money to hire the job out.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 06:30 PM (xwvYG)

274 Not gonna lie. I googled magnesium anode water heater just to make sure you weren't pulling my leg. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:28 PM (5jVnA) Nah, I'm not lying to you, my brother. The whole idea is to have a metal more electroactive than iron to serve as a sacrificial anode, i.e., the metal that gets corroded in preference to the other. It's exactly the same principle as placing zinc bits on the hulls of ships. Would a chemist lie to you?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:30 PM (YqDXo)

275 And it would be " 'Actresses' Weekly". - Or "Dumbo Bimbos."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2018 06:31 PM (+y/Ru)

276 The trouble with reading diagnostics on-line is that you can't tell if someone is describing their yard scratch through clenched teeth.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:31 PM (8ZmvG)

277 8. Capitalize "Constitution"

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at July 27, 2018 06:32 PM (9TR2V)

278 Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 11:17 PM (JpIFY) Yikes! Ya'll sure have had your fill of tick-borne diseases.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 06:33 PM (4HMW8)

279 That top pic - that's just how I've been getting out of bed lately. Feelin' great. Waitin' for the ax to fall.... So, last night I tried reading forward through the comments, got a couple hundred in and got distracted and never got caught up to live comments. I would try reading backward through the comments, but sometimes when you do that you can hear the devil screaming about collusion. So... first to the rest of the content. Of all things.... Then I can figure out how to read the comments.

Posted by: mindful webworker - marginally marginalized at July 27, 2018 06:33 PM (eauMe)

280 >> Nunno - there is no possessive. We're ruminating on actresses. Weekly. Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess That wasn't a possessive, but a single quote. The distinction is "actresses" vs actresses. The former aren't noted for their acting ability. Not one little bit. So I was speaking a publication, perhaps popular at barber shops, but certainly at "barber shops" dubbed "Actresses" Weekly. The rule is that single quotes go inside double quotes when you're quoting a quote, right? I defer to you on these important things.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 06:33 PM (8O3HH)

281 Would a chemist lie to you? Meth shed chemist or Dupont?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 06:33 PM (Liolw)

282 273 I had to replace the heater element in my Dads hot water heater. Even bought the cheap socket wrench in the hope it would make the job easier. Ended up getting the electric impact gun and a big socket I had for doing car wheel bearings. It took a lot longer than I expected but it got done. 24Yr old me would have been screwed. Minimal tools and no extra money to hire the job out. Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 11:30 PM (xwvYG) So you can appreciate my task: a six-point (not a twelve-point) socket, a breaker bar, a three foot length of pipe over the handle of the breaker bar, and some heartfelt, fluent, and poetic Anglo-Saxon. Job done.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:34 PM (YqDXo)

283 Screw your pieces, maybe I wanted replacement pie.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 27, 2018 06:34 PM (rnAwa)

284 281 Would a chemist lie to you? Meth shed chemist or Dupont? Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 11:33 PM (Liolw) What's the difference?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:35 PM (YqDXo)

285 What's the difference? I like Duponts dynamite better.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 06:36 PM (Liolw)

286 What's the difference? Totally different retirement plans.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:36 PM (HaL55)

287 268 Unprotected sodomy with 1000 different partners a year? Posted by: The Doctor at July 27, 2018 10:32 PM (JpIFY) A slow year for Gaetan Dugas, aka Patient Zero. He racked up 5000 in three years. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:28 PM (YqDXo) I just looked up your reference. He is described as a sociopath intentionally seeking to infect others. So in today's terms in California that would be 5000 misdemeanors. The guy should have been locked away for life. Consider the hysteria over HPV, which 90% of men and women carry. If a man gives a woman HPV, they are considered to be literally Mengele. No excuse in HIV spreading in America and Canada the way it has and was aloud to do.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 06:37 PM (JpIFY)

288 Hey y'all. Somewhere between Nashville and Chattanooga atm. Beautiful full moon.

Posted by: SMH at July 27, 2018 06:37 PM (rCAAz)

289 Would a chemist lie to you?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:30 PM (YqDXo)


Actually, it is part of the job description.*


We had anodes in the navy (zinc).  I get the concept.  I just never knew of them being in water heaters, and at first mention, it sounded like military bearing grease or some other snipe hunt.  But then again, we don't have corrosive water here, relatively, I would guess.


* From the navy days, the power plant water chemistry guys had an in joke that the answer to "what is X value on this particular water test?" is "what do you want it to be?"  I can't recall which was the most nonsensical, whether TDS, pH, phosphates, etc.  But that was my introduction to the honesty of "chemists."

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:37 PM (5jVnA)

290 What's the difference? ..... The chicks. Definitely the chicks.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 06:38 PM (i0s33)

291 Hello, SMH.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:38 PM (y87Qq)

292 What's the difference?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:35 PM (YqDXo)


How would we know?

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:38 PM (5jVnA)

293 Nah, I'm not lying to you, my brother. The whole idea is to have a metal more electroactive than iron to serve as a sacrificial anode, i.e., the metal that gets corroded in preference to the other. Preventative galvanic corrosion with a sacrificial anode.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 06:38 PM (xwvYG)

294 Something I thought about doing with an electric water heater, but never did was this. They have two elements, top and bottom, but they never run both at the same time. This is to keep the circuit requirements less than 30A (well, 24A, max continuous on a 30A circuit, 80%). So I though about just pulling two circuits and rigging it to let both run at the same time, if needed, and wondered what that would do for the recovery time. I've got a gas water heater now, and that's now a problem. I've sort of mused about putting hot water out in the shop, and I've got 3-phase out there, and would've just ran the two elements between two different phases.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 06:39 PM (8O3HH)

295 Hey hogmartin!

Posted by: SMH at July 27, 2018 06:39 PM (rCAAz)

296 fly through my ribcage at warp five and pin me to a joist like a leaky, briefly-whimpering marionette". Posted by: hogmartin --------------- Safety cables. Always. There's no reason to assume that they won't fail while you're just standing there. I had one spontaneously fail at 3 o'clock in the morning. Startled the hell out of me, as I was in bed in the bedroom above the garage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:39 PM (CDGwz)

297 Goodnight, beloved Horde! I'm gonna rest up and see how I feel in the morning.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 06:39 PM (4HMW8)

298 Not gonna lie. I googled magnesium anode water heater just to make sure you weren't pulling my leg. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:28 PM (5jVnA) Nah, I'm not lying to you, my brother. The whole idea is to have a metal more electroactive than iron to serve as a sacrificial anode, i.e., the metal that gets corroded in preference to the other. It's exactly the same principle as placing zinc bits on the hulls of ships. When we lived in Chateau Merde we kept having rust show up in the ice water line. I traced the problem back to where two copper pipes had been joined with an iron fitting. Now I'm no plumbing guru, but I know a shorted electrochemical cell when I see one. And on breaking the shorted electrochemical cell, the problem was solved.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:40 PM (YqDXo)

299 278 Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 11:17 PM (JpIFY) Yikes! Ya'll sure have had your fill of tick-borne diseases. Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 11:33 PM (4HMW They are aweful this year. I have 10-20 on me and my clothes when I get back from hiking in the woods. I get at least 5 on my legs just from walking in the front yard playing with the doggehs.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 06:40 PM (JpIFY)

300 We are probably writing off one of our Friday night restaurants. Good food, good service, good prices, bad clientele. We came in and were seated next to a party of four... ladies that had already paid its bill. While we ordered, ate, and paid, they were yelling across the table at each other and cackling at the top of their voices. This isn't the first time this has happened. When we finished and left, they were still there. Managers must love this kind of party. No doubt they tip well, he added sardonically.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 27, 2018 06:40 PM (LsBY9)

301 I saw Sacrificial Anode open for AC/DC at the Orpheum back in '98.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:41 PM (HaL55)

302 Preventative galvanic corrosion with a sacrificial anode. Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 11:38 PM (xwvYG) This.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:41 PM (YqDXo)

303 297 Goodnight, beloved Horde!

I'm gonna rest up and see how I feel in the morning.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 11:39 PM (4HMW


Hope you are feeling better and get it pinned down soon.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:41 PM (5jVnA)

304 Good night Emmie. Hope you feel better!

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:41 PM (y87Qq)

305 Somewhere between Nashville and Chattanooga atm. Beautiful full moon. .... I'd advise you to visit the University of the South at Sewanee up on Monteagle Mountain if I thought you were sightseeing. Absolutely beautiful up there.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 06:41 PM (i0s33)

306 222 I hold doors for everyone, Young, old, male, female. I oncce had a younger lady respond " you don't need to hold the door for me.' "Ma'am, I held the door for you not because I had any suspicion you were a lady, but because I know I am a gentleman." Much hilarity ensued. Pro tip for more hilarity? Just let go at that point and let the door hit her in the face.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 27, 2018 06:42 PM (bQXMb)

307 Beautiful full moon. Posted by: SMH ------------- Mars should be clearly visible, about 4 o'clock from the moon, maybe a handwidth away. Worth a look if you haven't seen it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:42 PM (CDGwz)

308 The chicks. Definitely the chicks. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 11:38 PM (i0s33) The duPont chemists' chicks still have teeth?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:43 PM (YqDXo)

309 Take care, Emmie.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:44 PM (HaL55)

310 Now I'm no plumbing guru, but I know a shorted electrochemical cell when I see one. And on breaking the shorted electrochemical cell, the problem was solved.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:40 PM (YqDXo)


I saw shorted electrochemical cell open for they might be giants at SUNY RAC in the 90s.  I am ChemE, BTW.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:44 PM (5jVnA)

311 It never ceases to amaze me how much shit y'all know how to do. And how I don't know how to do jack shit by comparison.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 06:44 PM (NWiLs)

312 Okay, content covered. Thanks, WeirdDave. You've done it again. Guy in tub ended aburptly. She threw the camera at him at that point? Now, how to approach comments? Ah, I know... both ways from the middle.

Posted by: mindful webworker - urinating with precision and elegance, but mostly precision thank goodness at July 27, 2018 06:44 PM (eauMe)

313 So you can appreciate my task: a six-point (not a twelve-point) socket, a breaker bar, a three foot length of pipe over the handle of the breaker bar, and some heartfelt, fluent, and poetic Anglo-Saxon. Job done. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity I have a theory. It is all the swearing that really breaks a rusted bolt loose. I've never had one break loose yet without yelling swear words at it.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 06:44 PM (xwvYG)

314 The rule is that single quotes go inside double quotes when you're quoting a quote, right? I defer to you on these important things.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 11:33 PM (8O3HH)


You're absolutely correct - I didn't see that.  Sloppy on my part.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 06:45 PM (qUahL)

315 311 It never ceases to amaze me how much shit y'all know how to do. And how I don't know how to do jack shit by comparison.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:44 PM (NWiLs)


The secret to success is failure.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:45 PM (5jVnA)

316 Safety cables. Always. There's no reason to assume that they won't fail while you're just standing there. I had one spontaneously fail at 3 o'clock in the morning. Startled the hell out of me, as I was in bed in the bedroom above the garage. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 11:39 PM (CDGwz) I'll look that up - I'm assuming it's just a retaining cable that prevents the spring from exceeding its maximum operational travel or holds it to the mount? Mostly I just live in a constant state of numb existential dread while dicking around in the garage/workshop*, but this safety cable thing sounds promising! * and everywhere else too, to be honest

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:45 PM (y87Qq)

317 Preventative galvanic corrosion with a sacrificial anode. I have been called a superficial asshole but it had nothing to do with rust.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 06:45 PM (CSNuj)

318 farming and animal husbandry is the destruction and rebuilding of pristine nature for the benefit of man, dumb millenial. it is an exercise in power, dumb millenial. dumb. millenial.

Posted by: deepelemblues at July 27, 2018 06:45 PM (ryr6F)

319 Thanks for the well-wishes, all. And 1st world problems, I hope the ticks start leaving you alone.

Posted by: Emmie at July 27, 2018 06:46 PM (4HMW8)

320 We had anodes in the navy (zinc). I get the concept. I just never knew of them being in water heaters, and at first mention, it sounded like military bearing grease or some other snipe hunt. But then again, we don't have corrosive water here, relatively, I would guess. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:37 PM (5jVnA) The first time I swapped out the sacrificial anode on our water heater - which by usual standards should be long gone - the anode was, to my alarm, corroded to a pathetic thread of material.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:46 PM (YqDXo)

321 Safety cables. Always. There's no reason to assume that they won't fail while you're just standing there. I had one spontaneously fail at 3 o'clock in the morning. Startled the hell out of me, as I was in bed in the bedroom above the garage. Had a garage door spring fail once. Blew a hole big enough to throw a golf ball through in the roof. Landlord at the time was not happy about having to replace the damaged shingles.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 27, 2018 06:47 PM (IcT7t)

322 Friend in China this week sent along the following signs he'd seen:


YOU KEEP DOOR CLOSE


PLEASE COOPERATE COMPLETELY


MOCKING RULES NOT PERMITTED


I like the last one especially - the English is actually OK, and the authoritarian mindset shines through nicely.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 27, 2018 06:47 PM (QDnY+)

323 315 311 It never ceases to amaze me how much shit y'all know how to do. And how I don't know how to do jack shit by comparison. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:44 PM (NWiLs) The secret to success is failure. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:45 PM (5jVnA) You have no idea how antithetical that is to everything I was taught and conditioned to believe.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 06:48 PM (NWiLs)

324 I saw shorted electrochemical cell open for they might be giants at SUNY RAC in the 90s. I am ChemE, BTW. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:44 PM (5jVnA) Ah, so you know the drill. I'm tracing the copper line back until I find a connection that is magnetic. Dissimilar metals, in contact with an electrolyte. I think I found the problem ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:48 PM (YqDXo)

325 Something I thought about doing with an electric water heater, but never did was this. They have two elements, top and bottom, but they never run both at the same time. This is to keep the circuit requirements less than 30A (well, 24A, max continuous on a 30A circuit, 80%). Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 11:39 PM (8O3HH I was always told the bottom element heated the water and the top element kept it warm. Don't know if it's true or not.

Posted by: dDan at July 27, 2018 06:49 PM (hwYmz)

326 Not gonna lie. I googled magnesium anode water heater just to make sure you weren't pulling my leg. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:28 PM (5jVnA) I would expect such anodes are most needed in regions with very soft water. If you have a lot of calcium, magnesium, or sodium in your water, it's likely to be basic, not acid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 06:49 PM (NV/E7)

327 The ones we replaced in the sea chests on all the various heat exchangers were a nice powdery zinc oxide spongy coating on the remnant of zinc casting.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:49 PM (5jVnA)

328 It never ceases to amaze me how much shit y'all know how to do. And how I don't know how to do jack shit by comparison. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:44 PM (NWiLs) It is rarely important to immediately know how to do anything right the first time. It is vitally important to know where to find out how to do something, should the need arise. "I have no idea, but I'll look it up" is almost never the wrong answer. So buck up, silly. Treat yourself to a delicious ice cream sandwich.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:49 PM (y87Qq)

329 The duPont chemists' chicks still have teeth? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:43 PM (YqDXo) .... Exactly. Fewer open sores as well, I'd imagine.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 06:49 PM (i0s33)

330 The secret to success is failure. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:45 PM (5jVnA) You have no idea how antithetical that is to everything I was taught and conditioned to believe. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:48 PM (NWiLs) In fairness, I would qualify that to read "non-lethal failure."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:50 PM (YqDXo)

331 I have a theory. It is all the swearing that really breaks a rusted bolt loose. I've never had one break loose yet without yelling swear words at it. Posted by: X-Ray ------------- It's at least possible that blood sacrifices via damaged knuckles helps also. We could probably add a section to the AoSHQ Hints & Tips Book with suggested phrases. I would submit, 'You c*cksucking, whore mongering, SOB...'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:50 PM (xSo9G)

332 Swearing.  Perspective from a master:


"You can't run an army without profanity, and it has to be eloquent profanity.  An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag."


- Gen. George S. Patton



Posted by: rhomboid at July 27, 2018 06:50 PM (QDnY+)

333 In fairness, I would qualify that to read "non-lethal failure." Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:50 PM (YqDXo) Thanks for nothing.

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at July 27, 2018 06:51 PM (CSNuj)

334 Dissimilar metals, in contact with an electrolyte. I think I found the problem ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:48 PM (YqDXo)


Yep.  And that chemists can lie with impunity.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:51 PM (5jVnA)

335 315 311 It never ceases to amaze me how much shit y'all know how to do. And how I don't know how to do jack shit by comparison. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:44 PM (NWiLs) The secret to success is failure. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:45 PM (5jVnA) It's living 25 hours a day.

Posted by: Night Ranger at July 27, 2018 06:51 PM (JpIFY)

336 >> It is all the swearing that really breaks a rusted bolt loose. There is truth to that, but it's grunting or yelling in general not just cussin'. I've noticed that, and been told do that. Grunt when you're straining and it seems you get an extra boost of force. They did some study on that, and found a typical human can get about a 10% increase in output force from grunting. Just looked it up. The number is 7%. 7% increase in force on average.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 06:51 PM (8O3HH)

337 We aim to please. You aim too, please.

Posted by: the janitor [i] at July 27, 2018 06:52 PM (03kKB)

338 You have no idea how antithetical that is to everything I was taught and conditioned to believe.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:48 PM (NWiLs)


Believe you me, it is easier said than done. But overcoming fear of failure is the first step to success.  Which is also easier said than done.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 06:53 PM (5jVnA)

339 They did some study on that, and found a typical human can get about a 10% increase in output force from grunting. Now I'm going to hit that urinal with VELOCITY.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 06:53 PM (CSNuj)

340 They did some study on that, and found a typical human can get about a 10% increase in output force from grunting. Just looked it up. The number is 7%. 7% increase in force on average. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 11:51 PM (8O3HH) Do you have any studies on how much force increases when yelling "by the power of Grayskull"? Just curious. Asking for myself.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:53 PM (y87Qq)

341 Hi morons, I'm home

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 06:53 PM (N1ZXu)

342 Mars should be clearly visible, about 4 o'clock from the moon, maybe a handwidth away. Worth a look if you haven't seen it. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 11:42 PM (CDGwz) ---- We're heading due east, so it's in front of us atm...with Mars.

Posted by: SMH at July 27, 2018 06:53 PM (rCAAz)

343 Hey there, Mr. terlit hobo. How was the thing?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:54 PM (y87Qq)

344 You have no idea how antithetical that is to everything I was taught and conditioned to believe.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:48 PM (NWiLs)


They lied.  I know, I fell for it too.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess [b] [/b] [i] [/i] at July 27, 2018 06:54 PM (qUahL)

345 I remember breaking loose some big nuts on some big rear tractor tires. This required a big 3/4" drive pull handle and a long cheater bar. I couldn't break it without grunting. But a big "Raaargh!" and I could break it loose.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 06:54 PM (8O3HH)

346 I'll look that up - I'm assuming it's just a retaining cable that prevents the spring from exceeding its maximum operational travel or holds it to the mount? ------------- It's a cable that is attached to the wall of the garage just above the door, strung lengthwise through the spring, and attached at the far end to whatever structure secures that end of the spring. If the spring fails, then it remains captive by the cable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:54 PM (xSo9G)

347 Pretty good this time: the usual concern trolls who've been Republican all their lives but gosh darn, that Trump; and whackjobs calling me a Russian spy. But mostly either neutral or amazed that a Republican is actually here.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 06:56 PM (N1ZXu)

348 I would expect such anodes are most needed in regions with very soft water. If you have a lot of calcium, magnesium, or sodium in your water, it's likely to be basic, not acid. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 11:49 PM (NV/E7) I think the controlling factor is the conductivity, i.e, osmolarity, of the water, more than its pH.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:56 PM (YqDXo)

349 I've got a gas water heater now, and that's now a problem. I've sort of mused about putting hot water out in the shop, and I've got 3-phase out there, and would've just ran the two elements between two different phases. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 11:39 PM (8O3HH) Heh. at my Arizona place, I rigged in a new 40 gallon electric water heater, did all the plumbing as close to code-perfect as I could, and the wiring, too, but could not get an electrician to come out and put a dual breaker in the panel to send it 240V, single phase. So, I put a regular 120 volt plug on the cable, and plugged 'er in to 120. It has worked perfectly that way ever since. Now, sooner or later, I will do it right, but the darn thing runs fine on 120, and gets from "cold" (well, "Phoenix cold", i.e. blood warm) to hot enough in about an hour.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 06:56 PM (NV/E7)

350 They did some study on that, and found a typical human can get about a 10% increase in output force from grunting. ---- If I knew that 20 years ago maybe I'd still be married. Though probably not the screwing the study was researching.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 06:56 PM (xwvYG)

351 I really do need to learn some Russian swears.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 06:56 PM (N1ZXu)

352 I've been corrected by the Horde on topics I believed myself to be expert on. But my real fear is that I clue-in someone some smarty trivia that came from them first in a previous conversation. My greatest fear is that this happens within a single thread while I go back and forth through many browser tabs.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 27, 2018 06:57 PM (rnAwa)

353 N1ZXu Apparently my IP address has joined a sex cult.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 06:57 PM (N1ZXu)

354 I really do need to learn some Russian swears. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 11:56 PM (N1ZXu) From what I've heard - and I'm not a Russianologist, mind - you only need The One.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 06:57 PM (y87Qq)

355 Some of us have dealt with the axle nuts on VW's. 200 ft-lbs, if I recall. A breaker bar + six-foot pipe is the easy way.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 06:58 PM (xSo9G)

356 >> I was always told the bottom element heated the water and the top element kept it warm. They're generally both the same wattage. Cold water is directed to the bottom, and the hot water is tapped off the top. The top thermostat is an SPDT thing (3-way). When it turns off, it switches over to the bottom element, which has its own single pole thermostat. When the top closes, the top element runs until it opens, then the bottom element can run. The idea is to heat the top first, then heat the bottom. During continuous draw down, you've only got the top element going. Run both of them at the same time, and you've got twice the heat going into the water. Gas water heaters can easily dump enough heat in that the draw-down characteristics are much better.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 06:58 PM (8O3HH)

357 It is rarely important to immediately know how to do anything right the first time. " I remember when I was 17 I got to stay the summer with my Grandpa in farm country, Wisconsin, and he got me a job driving a harvester. I told him of course I could drive a tractor with a pto, and first day at work I told the company sure, no problem. Well naturally I had never been on one in my life, but I figured a hell a lot of idiots run these things all the time, how hard could it be? I figured out the basics in about 30 minutes, luckily is was out in a field and no one watched too hard, and I got the hang of it by the end of the first day. Left foot right foot brake steering took some practice, but it was fun. And that was how I learned to run farm equipment.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 06:59 PM (V2Yro)

358 Believe you me, it is easier said than done. But overcoming fear of failure is the first step to success. Which is also easier said than done. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:53 PM (5jVnA) True, but fear of failure is, I suspect, more a male thing. Let's face it, if you try and fail you lose man points. I think the first step to success is to have some idea what you're doing, and THEN to overcome fear of failure. Youtube can be invaluable to the former. How is this damned thing held together? After that, it's all downhill.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 06:59 PM (YqDXo)

359 The secret to success is failure. Posted by: flounderbot Having spent decades destroying my finances, blundering away my opportunities, alienating my family, and undermining my future, I often, as the saying goes, wish that I'd known then what I know now. But I didn't. And the only way I know what I know now is by having experienced all the devastation and ruinous decisions I've been through. It's like all ironical or something.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wiser but so what at July 27, 2018 06:59 PM (eauMe)

360 344 You have no idea how antithetical that is to everything I was taught and conditioned to believe. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:48 PM (NWiLs) They lied. I know, I fell for it too. Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at July 27, 2018 11:54 PM (qUahL) Sucks doesn't it? You have to perform, you have to succeed, the first time, every time. If you don't, you're a failure.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 06:59 PM (NWiLs)

361 But my real fear is that I clue-in someone some smarty trivia that came from them first in a previous conversation. Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 27, 2018 11:57 PM (rnAwa) Same, or that some funny thing Ace or a cob or commenter posted a year ago sticks in my brain and I post it again without realizing it. And then everyone says cruel, hurtful things and throws cigarette butts and bottle caps at my tiny peanut head.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:00 PM (y87Qq)

362 Off for a nap. Glad to hear Calm Mentor met his goal. Woohah!

Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2018 07:00 PM (yJ1e6)

363 Mostly I just live in a constant state of numb existential dread while dicking around in the garage/workshop*, but this safety cable thing sounds promising! * and everywhere else too, to be honest Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 11:45 PM (y87Qq) I have a flip-up steel garage door in my barn that uses counterweights, not springs. Found the door at the dump, no counterweights with it, and rigged it in. I use a pair of Studebaker OHV six cylinder heads as counterweights, which is about their highest and best use, as they were prone to cracking between the valve seats.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:01 PM (NV/E7)

364 347 Pretty good this time: the usual concern trolls who've been Republican all their lives but gosh darn, that Trump; and whackjobs calling me a Russian spy. But mostly either neutral or amazed that a Republican is actually here. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 11:56 PM (N1ZXu) What's it like to be called a Russian Spy in meatspace by real live people?

Posted by: Night Ranger at July 27, 2018 07:01 PM (JpIFY)

365 We're heading due east, so it's in front of us atm...with Mars. Posted by: THAT'S NOT THE MOON!!!

Posted by: NASA [i] at July 27, 2018 07:01 PM (03kKB)

366 >> get an electrician to come out and put a dual breaker in the panel to send it 240V, What's the thing rated for? If it's rated 240V, I don't see the problem. The resistance of those things is fairly constant, IIRC, nichrome elements or whatever the material is. So, with constant R, you'll get only 1/4 of the power output at half-voltage. Now, you definitely do not want to run an element at twice rated voltage. If it's a 120V element (and they make those things, but the power is so low....), then running it at 2x voltage and 4x power, would not be a good idea.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:01 PM (8O3HH)

367 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 11:58 PM (8O3HH) Thanks for the info.

Posted by: dDan at July 27, 2018 07:01 PM (hwYmz)

368 Preventative galvanic corrosion with a sacrificial anode. Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 11:38 PM (xwvYG) The Aztecs tore that still beating sacrificial anode right out of the water heater's living tank. Barbaric. Gruesome. And that was just the plumber's bill. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 27, 2018 07:02 PM (QzJWU)

369 True, but fear of failure is, I suspect, more a male thing. ------------ It helps if no one is watching. Sadly, many of my stupidest mistakes have been witnessed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 07:02 PM (xSo9G)

370 True, but fear of failure is, I suspect, more a male thing. Let's face it, if you try and fail you lose man points. I think the first step to success is to have some idea what you're doing, and THEN to overcome fear of failure. Youtube can be invaluable to the former. How is this damned thing held together? After that, it's all downhill.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 27, 2018 11:59 PM (YqDXo)


You don't lose man points, you gain boneheaded funny stories to relate when drinking beers. 

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:02 PM (5jVnA)

371 The Aztecs tore that still beating sacrificial anode right out of the water heater's living tank. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at July 28, 2018 12:02 AM (QzJWU) My People used every part of the water heater.

Posted by: Elizabeth Ann Warren at July 27, 2018 07:03 PM (y87Qq)

372 The Left Are Obsessed About Childhood Sexuality

This normalization has become increasingly open, particularly within academia, where pre-pubescent sexuality is lauded, such as from the Department of Sociology as the University of California, Santa Barbara.



These academic abusers never bother to read medical and case notes for the children who are abused. 

I will stop there and say no more.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2018 07:03 PM (2K6fY)

373 Studebaker Head!!

Posted by: Hare lip at July 27, 2018 07:04 PM (IqV8l)

374 You don't lose man points, you gain boneheaded funny stories to relate when drinking beers. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 28, 2018 12:02 AM (5jVnA) Or that occurred while drinking beers.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:04 PM (NWiLs)

375 Sucks doesn't it? You have to perform, you have to succeed, the first time, every time. If you don't, you're a failure.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:59 PM (NWiLs)


My biggest fear is that my boys will also have to unlearn late in life that you have to do everything perfect the first time.  It has kept me from too long a list of pursuits.  I see it in them and I try to ensure that nobody is perfect without practice, which includes, of course, failures.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:05 PM (5jVnA)

376 The secret to success is failure.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 11:45 PM (5jVnA)



Just not too much failure all at once.


Posted by: GWB at July 27, 2018 07:05 PM (XoqA6)

377 True, but fear of failure is, I suspect, more a male thing. ..... I've read studies that suggest the fear of failure is strongly associated with intelligence. The theory posits that intelligent people analyze things so deeply they anticipate the potentiality of things going awry. They also tend to overemphasize their own lack of experience. Essentially they know what they don't know and are hesitant to attempt new undertakings. Less intelligent people, the theory posits, tend to overestimate their own abilities, do not frequently identify potential problems and are more willing to try new things and figure things out as they go.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 07:07 PM (i0s33)

378 I'm already teaching my kids that the world is full of liars. I tell them to not believe anything on TV. I drop red pills on them now every time I see them. All the mistakes and lies I fell for, I'm not going to allow that to happen to my sons. They both want to concentrate on building Robots and engineering robots and software at age 4-5. They want nothing to do with girls and drama. It's taken me less than 2 weeks to sort shit out after over 4 years of brainwashing. I still have work ahead of me, but man is it fun and the most rewarding job in the world being a dad.

Posted by: Night Ranger at July 27, 2018 07:08 PM (JpIFY)

379 Some of us have dealt with the axle nuts on VW's. 200 ft-lbs, if I recall. A breaker bar + six-foot pipe is the easy way. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 11:58 PM (xSo9G) Yep. And the flywheels gland nut on the VW engine is about the same. And that's enough force to roll the engine over on the ground. And Studebaker, Jeep, and Mopar products with tapered hubs on the rear axles call for a similar torque value on the axle nut.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:08 PM (NV/E7)

380 ensure that nobody is perfect without practice = ensure that I teach them that nobody is perfect without practice

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:08 PM (5jVnA)

381 These academic abusers never bother to read medical and case notes for the children who are abused. I will stop there and say no more. Posted by: Kindltot at July 28, 2018 12:03 AM (2K6fY) Modern Leftism seems to be built on a mountain of damaged psyches.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:08 PM (nvpzs)

382 I have a flip-up steel garage door in my barn that uses counterweights, not springs. Found the door at the dump, no counterweights with it, and rigged it in. I use a pair of Studebaker OHV six cylinder heads as counterweights, which is about their highest and best use, as they were prone to cracking between the valve seats. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ----------- *!* Hmm. I have some Olds 350 heads. Let's see, this should call for a couple of cams...or fusees.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 07:08 PM (xSo9G)

383 Stephen Green at Instapundit - FAKE ZOOS: Egyptian Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras. In many ways, this is the story of Obama.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 07:08 PM (N1ZXu)

384 To Heck with precision and elegance. I'm going for a carpet bombing technique.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 07:08 PM (m45I2)

385 My biggest fear is that my boys will also have to unlearn late in life that you have to do everything perfect the first time. It has kept me from too long a list of pursuits. I see it in them and I try to ensure that nobody is perfect without practice, which includes, of course, failures. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 28, 2018 12:05 AM (5jVnA) Same here. It's one of the primary reasons I have very little self-confidence. Failure isn't an event in a process of learning, it's additional evidence of worthlessness. It's a horrible way to live.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:09 PM (NWiLs)

386 Modern Leftism seems to be built on a mountain of damaged psyches. I think that's true, but then I don't think I'm the one to talk.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 07:09 PM (N1ZXu)

387 In fairness, I would qualify that to read "non-lethal failure." Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity That which doesn't kill you, makes you smarter?

Posted by: mikeski at July 27, 2018 07:10 PM (P1f+c)

388 Pretty good this time: the usual concern trolls who've been Republican all their lives but gosh darn, that Trump; and whackjobs calling me a Russian spy. But mostly either neutral or amazed that a Republican is actually here. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 11:56 PM (N1ZXu) Just tell them, "Hey, when I go back to Moscow for instructions, I get to bang Anna Chapman, and you don't!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:10 PM (NV/E7)

389 Speaking of dissimilar metal corrosion, a good one was some jack-legging wiring at a church. It was 60Aish, 3-phase circuit, from a fused safety switch. The fuses were blowing. The thing wasn't pulling enough current to blow the fuses, but boy was it. It was getting very hot. The troule was someone had spliced aluminum to copper directly in a box near that switch. It had corroded and was heating. Copper carrying the heat back the switch, which was enough to melt the fuses. YOu can splice copper to aluminum. If there's no moisture around. And, some jack-legs truck can work, such as filling the splice with "No-AL-Ox", an anti-oxidant compound. But I wouldn't trust it. I think they make a wire nut dookickey system rated to splice Cu to AL,in the smaller wire sizes, and it does it this way essentially. Clean them both up and the thing is filled with some anti-oxidant compound that keeps water out. But I wouldn't trust it for a second. But they got it UL rated.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:11 PM (8O3HH)

390 386 Modern Leftism seems to be built on a mountain of damaged psyches. I think that's true, but then I don't think I'm the one to talk. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 28, 2018 12:09 AM (N1ZXu) Perhaps. Though my psyche is pretty severely damaged and I hate the modern left's fucking guts.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:11 PM (NWiLs)

391 The theory posits that intelligent people analyze things so deeply they anticipate the potentiality of things going awry. They also tend to overemphasize their own lack of experience. Essentially they know what they don't know and are hesitant to attempt new undertakings. Less intelligent people, the theory posits, tend to overestimate their own abilities, do not frequently identify potential problems and are more willing to try new things and figure things out as they go. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 28, 2018 12:07 AM (i0s33) Dunning-Kruger, I think. I'd have to look it up to be sure, I could be mistaken.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:11 PM (y87Qq)

392 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 27, 2018 07:12 PM (1KVV3)

393 I fear failure greatly. That's why I always make sure no one is watching when I try something for the first time. If no one sees me fuck up, then I'm okay. :-)

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:12 PM (8O3HH)

394 SMH, just sent you a return email, if you are still here. Will text also, soon.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 07:13 PM (YRtrf)

395 I owe most of my fixing crap skills to my Father. It happened in kinda two phases. The First one someone in the house flushed a toilet while he was in the shower. The next weekend we were putting in 3/4" pipe to his shower. The second phase was if something broke like a lawn mower we had free reign to take it apart to "fix" it. But we rarely in the beginning fixed anything. And he was cool with our failures.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 07:13 PM (xwvYG)

396 393 I fear failure greatly. That's why I always make sure no one is watching when I try something for the first time. If no one sees me fuck up, then I'm okay. :-) Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 28, 2018 12:12 AM (8O3HH) If you fuck up in a forest, and nobody is around to see it...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:13 PM (NWiLs)

397 osmolarity, of the water, more than its pH. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity Now you're telling us proximity to Donny Osmond is what causes water heaters to fail?

Posted by: mikeski at July 27, 2018 07:13 PM (P1f+c)

398 Always forget I'm wearing socks.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 07:14 PM (JpIFY)

399 I heard that the Dem' s best outlook for 2020 includes Bernie Sanders and Liz Warren, only Lizzie is abandoning the Native American shtick for more of a Mongolian thing. So it'll come down to yurt and Bernie. Heh

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 07:14 PM (m45I2)

400 But I wouldn't trust it for a second. But they got it UL rated. Posted by: publius ------------------ UL Listing is a very low bar, and yet municipalities bow to it. Not much choice, I suppose, but there is some very cheesy shit that is Listed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 07:15 PM (CDGwz)

401 It is not so much the cost of failure the first time, most people have issues with the fear of how failure will be perceived. I have had this conversation with numerous other people in management and people I have been training for management, and one of these days, it is going to get me in trouble. Most people are not afraid of failing, but being seen to fail- to be thought of as an idiot. This means they do not put forth ideas, they do not ask questions they think everyone already knows the answer to. They do not try something they think might be beyond their reach. My analogy is this: sometimes, you have to slap your dick on the table no matter what happens and say 'Here it is! Go ahead, tell me what you think!'. Sure, someone might whack it, but you cannot be afraid to try. The annoying assholes are those who sit back, never venturing anything and just criticizing everyone else who actually tries. Do not be that asshole.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:15 PM (nvpzs)

402 Failure isn't an event in a process of learning, it's additional evidence of worthlessness. It's a horrible way to live.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:09 AM (NWiLs)


It is, and awareness is the first step to a change of perspective.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:15 PM (5jVnA)

403 AOP, good point. I should download some photos of Saloma (sometimes called Maxa) and post body-size posters around my booth. Maybe fake her signature next to "Spasibo, moya lyubov, [bth]!!". If you websearch that, be aware that her pics are most NSFW...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 07:15 PM (N1ZXu)

404 395 I owe most of my fixing crap skills to my Father. It happened in kinda two phases. The First one someone in the house flushed a toilet while he was in the shower. The next weekend we were putting in 3/4" pipe to his shower. The second phase was if something broke like a lawn mower we had free reign to take it apart to "fix" it. But we rarely in the beginning fixed anything. And he was cool with our failures. Posted by: X-Ray at July 28, 2018 12:13 AM (xwvYG) That's the most critical part, I think. Exasperation and disgust because you don't get it right immediately do very little to inspire confidence or persistence.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:15 PM (NWiLs)

405 If you fuck up in a forest, and nobody is around to see it...

As long as it's not with fire, you're probably OK.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 27, 2018 07:15 PM (IcT7t)

406 That's Dunning-Kruger indeed, and it's a big thing. Another interesting thing is the level of anxiety. There is an optimum. Too little worry about something, and you don't anticipate all that can go wrong. You're cocksure, Casey at the bat. Too much, however, and it's bad too. So, there's a sweet spot of anxiety.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:16 PM (8O3HH)

407 The annoying assholes are those who sit back, never venturing anything and just criticizing everyone else who actually tries. Do not be that asshole. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 28, 2018 12:15 AM (nvpzs) I'm a different type of asshole.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:17 PM (NWiLs)

408 I have a theory. It is all the swearing that really breaks a rusted bolt loose. I've never had one break loose yet without yelling swear words at it.
Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 11:44 PM (xwvYG)


If you have a nut that is really rusted on and the blaster and penetrating oil isn't working, take an angle grinder and take a good meaty corner off it.  That should change the geometery of the stress on the nut, and it will probably heat it enough to make it expand enough to break free of the rust too. 


. . . .  and if that doesn't work you have the angle grinder right there and handy to take the bolt off clean anyways.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2018 07:17 PM (2K6fY)

409 Michael Jordan has the best attitude of success and failure.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 07:17 PM (JpIFY)

410 Now you're telling us proximity to Donny Osmond is what causes water heaters to fail?

Posted by: mikeski at July 28, 2018 12:13 AM (P1f+c)


I knew it.  Snipe hunt.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:17 PM (5jVnA)

411 You don't lose man points, you gain boneheaded funny stories to relate when drinking beers. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 28, 2018 12:02 AM (5jVnA) Depends. The earnest liberal who bought Chateau Merde from us didn't want to use a power mower - protect the polar bears, doncha know - and so set about in mid-summer wearing long pants and a jacket to mow the lawn with a reel mower after he'd let the lawn grown to about a foot high. (We live nearby, and heard this from the neighbors.) Now anyone who's ever used a reel mower knows how this turned out. He made it about six feet before saying "fuggit" and getting Juan to come in with a power mower. The funny part is that he started his mowing out in the front yard, in front of God and everybody, so his failure was manifest to God and everybody. Moral: if you're not sure what you're doing, perhaps start on a small scale where people can't see you. In his case, in the BACK yard, where you can realize you're over your head without losing man points. But if you start in the front yard, by Christ, you'd better finish the front yard, even if you have a heart attack doing it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:18 PM (YqDXo)

412 Modern Leftism seems to be built on a mountain of damaged psyches. From your lips to God's ass.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 27, 2018 07:18 PM (rnAwa)

413 Too much, however, and it's bad too. So, there's a sweet spot of anxiety. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 28, 2018 12:16 AM (8O3HH) You need just enough to keep you sharp, but not so much as to be paralyzed.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:19 PM (NWiLs)

414 @385 Insomniac-Have you considered martial arts, wrestling or boxing. It was explained and taught to me early that eventually you will run into someone that will whoop your ass. Knowing this in advance helped when the time arrived for me. No failure like physically getting the shit knocked out of you in front of people.

Posted by: JROD at July 27, 2018 07:19 PM (+MWCq)

415 You don't lose man points, you gain boneheaded funny stories to relate when drinking beers. Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner Or that occurred while drinking beers. Posted by: Insomniac Exactly. Nobody thinks "that guy is unmanly" when the episode starts with a "hold my beer and watch this". Unwise, probably. Unmanly, no.

Posted by: mikeski at July 27, 2018 07:20 PM (P1f+c)

416 405 If you fuck up in a forest, and nobody is around to see it... As long as it's not with fire, you're probably OK. Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 28, 2018 12:15 AM (IcT7t) Or felling a tree.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:20 PM (YqDXo)

417 On a lighter note, I read an editorial in a small town rag today asserting that the USA is predicted to lose 2 million homes due to a six-foot rise in ocean levels by 2020.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 07:20 PM (m45I2)

418 Same here. It's one of the primary reasons I have very little self-confidence. Failure isn't an event in a process of learning, it's additional evidence of worthlessness. It's a horrible way to live. Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:09 AM (NWiLs) ------------ This is absolutely not true, and I think you know that. I know it's how you feel, but that is emotion. Not logic. Failure, if learned from and not repeated, can be a wonderful thing. It is how one learns. The key here is to not dodge responsibility, but own it, admit to it, and move on.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 07:21 PM (YRtrf)

419 383 Stephen Green at Instapundit - FAKE ZOOS: Egyptian Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras. In many ways, this is the story of Obama. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 28, 2018 12:08 AM (N1ZXu) Yeah, who painted him to look like a President?

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2018 07:21 PM (sdi6R)

420 Moon has risen here; about a thumb and a half above the horizon. Can't see Mars, though, too cloudy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:22 PM (NV/E7)

421 If you fuck up in a forest, and nobody is around to see it... As long as it's not with fire, you're probably OK. Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 28, 2018 12:15 AM (IcT7t) Or felling a tree. ...so I've heard

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 07:22 PM (m45I2)

422 407 The annoying assholes are those who sit back, never venturing anything and just criticizing everyone else who actually tries. Do not be that asshole THIS!!! and usually they WATCHED you doing it and waited till the project was done to bitch!!

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 07:23 PM (Liolw)

423 We all need humility, and "failing" in a repair is an opportunity to seek out and ask for some qualified help. Taken to a higher level. My next door neighbor is a U.S. Coast Guard Master Electrician. He's damned good with the entire tool inventory, but I'm the far better craftsman and carpenter. I help him build his deck to code, plumb and true. He wires my garage for 220 V. The other USCG guy across the street? Shipfitter. His welds are not "nice, straight and neat". No. They're PERFECTLY NICE, PERFECTLY STRAIGHT, and PERFECTLY NEAT. Same with most any metal work he does. He's also a great mechanic, too. What he's bad at, is FINISHING a project. I've been of some help in that arena for him. And he's done some critical metal work for me, and making me a better welder, one project at a time. We all ask one another for help, as needed. It's not a "eating dirt" form of Humility. It's the Servant's Heart kind, much like Weird Dave so aptly illustrated in that ONT Content, oh, so very long ago. We're actually all humbly proud of our respective skills, and offer to help our neighbors, often. A brother sharpens a brother, like iron upon iron. Read that somewhere, I think. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 27, 2018 07:23 PM (QzJWU)

424 If you fuck up in a forest, and nobody is around to see it... You will generally avoid jail time.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 07:24 PM (xwvYG)

425 I generally assess the permanence/severity of the damage I might inflict by trying something for the first time without instruction and failing. Electricity, firearms, chemicals, heights, power tools....they require study and preparatio before initial use. Putting up shelves, working on the car, etc....the worst I can really do is cost myself some money. The exception to that was sex. I just jumped right in on that without much thought to what might happen as a result of screwing up.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 07:24 PM (i0s33)

426 THIS!!! and usually they WATCHED you doing it and waited till the project was done to bitch!! Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 28, 2018 12:23 AM (Liolw) Yeah, I call them zero sum credit motherfuckers. They believe that there is only a finite amount of credit in the universe. If someone else looks good, they look bad. Fucking liberal economic morons.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:24 PM (nvpzs)

427 The only thing you learn from success is to do it exactly the same way the next time.
Pity the guy who got it right first go, he doesn't learn anything.

The failures, if you are willing to listen, tell you more than anything else.

But you can't just say, "that didn't work" you have to also ask, "what does this mean?"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2018 07:24 PM (2K6fY)

428 414 @385 Insomniac-Have you considered martial arts, wrestling or boxing. It was explained and taught to me early that eventually you will run into someone that will whoop your ass. Knowing this in advance helped when the time arrived for me. No failure like physically getting the shit knocked out of you in front of people. Posted by: JROD at July 28, 2018 12:19 AM (+MWCq) I was hardcore into martial arts years ago. I presently don't have the resources and my knees are borked.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:24 PM (NWiLs)

429 I don't know why ONT keeps putting up that bathroom sign because IT DOESN'T SAY THAT! Toire o kirei ni natte itadaki arigatou gozaimasu "We gratefully thank you for leaving the bathroom clean"

Posted by: Socratease at July 27, 2018 07:25 PM (2GbWn)

430 True, but fear of failure is, I suspect, more a male thing. Let's face it, if you try and fail you lose man points. I think the first step to success is to have some idea what you're doing, and THEN to overcome fear of failure. Youtube can be invaluable to the former. How is this damned thing held together? After that, it's all downhill.
Yeah, well, what pisses me off is when I do things right and they still don't work. I replaced the hot water heater on the RV yesterday, and I did everything right, and I STILL have a slight leak where the RV lines connect to the tank. I'm gonna have to pull the entire thing at least partway out to fix (all I'm going to have to do is re-wrap the threads with plumber's tape, but when the tank is in the fully installed position there just isn't enough slack in the lines to get the nut to "bite"-and you have to do it left handed, through a small access hole with your ass hanging out of the back compartment of the RV to boot-so you have to be able to wiggle the tank itself to make them line up). It's mounted with 24 screws, sealed up tight and waterproofed, gas and electric are all wired 5 X 5 (I used it yesterday, works great)...and I'm going to have to undo all of that just to redo the simplest part of the job. GRRRRRR!

Posted by: Weirddave at July 27, 2018 07:26 PM (bQXMb)

431 Moral: if you're not sure what you're doing, perhaps start on a small scale where people can't see you. In his case, in the BACK yard, where you can realize you're over your head without losing man points.

But if you start in the front yard, by Christ, you'd better finish the front yard, even if you have a heart attack doing it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 28, 2018 12:18 AM (YqDXo)


I don't know.  That still sounds like a story I would tell over beers about how smart I thought I was.  And how I am now anti-polar bear.  But maybe that's just me.  I would laugh at myself for being a pretentious douche and learn my lesson.


Life is funny.  You gotta laugh at yourself.  I have done some pretty stupid stuff in my day. 


One day, I will tell the tale of being the phantom shitter.  But today is not that day.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:26 PM (5jVnA)

432 I was hardcore into martial arts years ago. I presently don't have the resources and my knees are borked. Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:24 AM (NWiLs) You could probably join a wheelchair slap fighting league.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:26 PM (nvpzs)

433 416 405 If you fuck up in a forest, and nobody is around to see it... OH MY GOD, THE TREES !!!!!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the You Must be Guilty of Some'it Critic ... at July 27, 2018 07:27 PM (AoK0a)

434 @428 Insomniac-Did you ever enter any tournaments/fighting?

Posted by: JROD at July 27, 2018 07:27 PM (+MWCq)

435 On a lighter note, I read an editorial in a small town rag today asserting that the USA is predicted to lose 2 million homes due to a six-foot rise in ocean levels by 2020. Posted by: Muldoon at July 28, 2018 12:20 AM (m45I2) Just think of all the jobs that will be created in the construction industry, building replacements! Doubly ironic, in that Leftards nearly all subscribe to the broken windows fallacy, and what better "broken window" could there be than mass population displacement and infrastructure destruction caused by Gerbil Worming?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:28 PM (NV/E7)

436 This is absolutely not true, and I think you know that. I know it's how you feel, but that is emotion. Not logic. Failure, if learned from and not repeated, can be a wonderful thing. It is how one learns. The key here is to not dodge responsibility, but own it, admit to it, and move on. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 28, 2018 12:21 AM (YRtrf) I know it's not true, I'm just describing what's ingrained into me at a fundamental level. It's not rational or logical, but it is crippling.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:28 PM (NWiLs)

437 One day, I will tell the tale of being the phantom shitter. If you absolutely, positively MUST have the upper-decker delivered to that overpriced snooty hipster bar's bathroom TONIGHT . . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 07:28 PM (N1ZXu)

438 Same here. It's one of the primary reasons I have very little self-confidence. Failure isn't an event in a process of learning, it's additional evidence of worthlessness. It's a horrible way to live. Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:09 AM (NWiLs) Perfection is unrealistic. Boo-boos are par for the course, until you learn how to do something, unless the boo-boos are catastrophic. The trick is to learn the ethos: to think before doing things. If you cut this tree limb, how and where is it going to fall? If the power saw binds up, where will it kick? Is this circuit you're going to work on live? How do you know? Are you sure? That sort of thing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:28 PM (YqDXo)

439 432 I was hardcore into martial arts years ago. I presently don't have the resources and my knees are borked. Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:24 AM (NWiLs) You could probably join a wheelchair slap fighting league. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 28, 2018 12:26 AM (nvpzs) Heh. I'm not crippled yet.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:28 PM (NWiLs)

440 Re the Cu-Al wirenuts. Ideal, big wire nut/electrical stuff outfit makes some, "Ideal 64 purple wirenuts". They are filled with an anti-oxidant and have a little gasket seal thingy. Look it up to see it. And the first thing I see is pictures of them failing, melted and burned. I'll read up on this. I'm sure they would say the failures are due to improper installation or in areas not rated (like moist/damp places or something).

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:29 PM (8O3HH)

441 (26 And that's just the humans.

Posted by: ro-man at July 27, 2018 07:29 PM (RuIsu)

442 there just isn't enough slack in the lines to get the nut to "bite"-and you have to do it left handed, through a small access hole with your ass hanging out of the back compartment of the RV to boot-so you have to be able to wiggle the tank itself to make them line up ***** I love it when you talk dirty.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 07:30 PM (m45I2)

443 Mostly I just live in a constant state of numb existential dread Posted by: hogmartin I saw Numb Existential Dread open for Morrissey at... ...no, wait, it was just Morrissey. Nevermind.

Posted by: mikeski at July 27, 2018 07:30 PM (P1f+c)

444 If you fuck up in a forest, and nobody is around to see it...


Blame it on the dog.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:30 PM (5jVnA)

445 They believe that there is only a finite amount of credit in the universe. If someone else looks good, they look bad. I also think there is a lot of "I can't/won't do this, but I'll sure as hell tell you how to."

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 07:30 PM (Liolw)

446 Now anyone who's ever used a reel mower knows how this turned out. He made it about six feet before saying "fuggit" and getting Juan to come in with a power mower. The funny part is that he started his mowing out in the front yard, in front of God and everybody, so his failure was manifest to God and everybody. Moral: if you're not sure what you're doing, perhaps start on a small scale where people can't see you. In his case, in the BACK yard, where you can realize you're over your head without losing man points. But if you start in the front yard, by Christ, you'd better finish the front yard, even if you have a heart attack doing it. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 28, 2018 12:18 AM (YqDXo) Reel mowers come in powered and unpowered; the latter are called "push mowers" in polite company.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:30 PM (NV/E7)

447 439 432 I was hardcore into martial arts years ago. I presently don't have the resources and my knees are borked. Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:24 AM (NWiLs) Seitai jodo ... fairly easy on the knees.

Posted by: Adriane the Sports Critic ... at July 27, 2018 07:31 PM (AoK0a)

448 434 @428 Insomniac-Did you ever enter any tournaments/fighting? Posted by: JROD at July 28, 2018 12:27 AM (+MWCq) One tournament. We did a lot of in-class sparring though. I was miserable when I thought I didn't do well enough, which was a lot of the time.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:31 PM (NWiLs)

449 The trick is to learn the ethos: to think before doing things. If you cut this tree limb, how and where is it going to fall? If the power saw binds up, where will it kick? Is this circuit you're going to work on live? How do you know? Are you sure? That sort of thing. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 28, 2018 12:28 AM (YqDXo) Common sense. Something most parents failed to teach their intelligent kids. Like my parents. I learned this common sense lesson on this blog. I've practiced it ever since.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 07:31 PM (JpIFY)

450 The other USCG guy across the street? Shipfitter. His welds are not "nice, straight and neat". No. They're PERFECTLY NICE, PERFECTLY STRAIGHT, and PERFECTLY NEAT. I am a Certified Welding Inspector. I cant weld for crap. True manual welding is an art. Those guys just feel something I don't. I get the words "drag the pool" and can do it kinda. But real welders paint with molten metal.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 07:31 PM (xwvYG)

451 Moon has risen here; about a thumb and a half above the horizon. Can't see Mars, though, too cloudy. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ------------ Also, Mars currently at about 4-5 o'clock, and a handwidth away, so, lower. It may show up yet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 07:32 PM (CDGwz)

452 Ideal 65, not 64. Now, I'd be really interested in Ideal 69.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:32 PM (8O3HH)

453 Probably lost now, but years ago had a good dictionary of Russian profanity.   It was vintage 1960s/70s, but profanity tends to have a long service life, its "classics" endure. 


Speaking of failure and profanity, watching some russki videos (good stuff, Zhukov and Rokossovsky, history of the Order of Victory medal, etc.), and at times it seems like they're talking faster than the DJs on Mexican AM radio when they're doing some of their schtick.  Very frustrating, but I'm doing it to revive vocabulary and comprehension.


RUSSIA!!!

Posted by: rhomboid at July 27, 2018 07:32 PM (QDnY+)

454 They are filled with an anti-oxidant and have a little gasket seal thingy. Look it up to see it. And the first thing I see is pictures of them failing, melted and burned. Unsurprising. The whole point of a wire nut is to connect wires by compression without solders or anything else that gets all melty and burny if it gets too hot. Filling one with goop seems counterintuitive, even if it's generally-beneficial goop.

Posted by: mikeski at July 27, 2018 07:33 PM (P1f+c)

455 Seitai jodo ... fairly easy on the knees. Posted by: Adriane the Sports Critic ... at July 28, 2018 12:31 AM (AoK0a) Hmm. I've not heard of that before.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:34 PM (NWiLs)

456 Posted by: Weirddave at July 28, 2018 12:26 AM (bQXMb)

I put in a stainless deep sink in our laundry.  It leaked first time.  Out it came, more teflon tape and a pipe wrench on the faucet fittings, instead of tight enough to make my hands bleed. 

I should have known better, given my history and experience.  I cut corners and got lazy.  Lesson learned.  And it had to come out anyway to drill some holes for mounting.  Now we have a nice deep sink, a project I sat on for several years, just before we sell the house.  I am an asshole.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:35 PM (5jVnA)

457 Moon is now two thumbs above the horizon, Mars still obscured. But there is a planet shining brightly almost due SW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:36 PM (NV/E7)

458 I miss martial arts and the confidence I can defend myself like when I was taking hard. Now, 2 Knee replacements and a shoulder surgery. Took the training bags down. It sucks out loud.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 07:36 PM (ALgU9)

459 there just isn't enough slack in the lines to get the nut to "bite"-and you have to do it left handed, through a small access hole with your ass hanging out of the back compartment of the RV to boot-so you have to be able to wiggle the tank itself to make them line up There's a special place in hell for people who plumb lines (or electrical cable) that juuuuuuust makes it somewhere else, without any slack at all. Hey, how about a 360 degree loop at the end, to make life easier for everybody?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:36 PM (YqDXo)

460 The funny part is that he started his mowing out in the front yard, in front of God and everybody, so his failure was manifest to God and everybody. Tell everyone you're going Green. Buy sheep. Hope to score with eco minded hippie chicks ...

Posted by: Adriane the Grass Growing Critic ... at July 27, 2018 07:37 PM (AoK0a)

461 @450 X-Ray-I believe not being able to weld let alone weld worth a shit was a prerequisite for a CWI. Sorry, had to say it. JROD certified pie welder.

Posted by: JROD at July 27, 2018 07:37 PM (+MWCq)

462 I saw Numb Existential Dread open for Morrissey at... ...no, wait, it was just Morrissey. Nevermind. Posted by: mikeski at July 28, 2018 12:30 AM (P1f+c) Fuckin' lol

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:37 PM (y87Qq)

463 How the F**K can "rising sea level" nonsense be getting pushed in 2018 - and for near-term predictions?  Nothing connected to the AGW industry/scam/lysenkoist cult has proven true, none of the models have worked, and there sure as hell is no measurable ocean rise going on since the industry was born.


Further, how the F**K can there be so many people who have any interest in public affairs who are SO ignorant, and SO stupid, that they take any of this Trump/RUSSIA nonsense seriously, enough to say such idiotic things to BTH?


That completes my list of current questions.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 27, 2018 07:37 PM (QDnY+)

464 One of the favorite pass times of my camping buddies when drinking beer around the campfire, is recounting the sundry screw-ups we've managed. Some are pretty spectacular. Sprinkler systems set off, bus bars melted, etc. As I have gotten older, I have found that self-effacing humor is often what I enjoy most. All when observed through the rearview mirror, of course.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 07:38 PM (CDGwz)

465 You could probably join a wheelchair slap fighting league.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 28, 2018 12:26 AM (nvpzs)

Heh. I'm not crippled yet.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:28 AM (NWiLs)


It's not like they are going to call you out on it.  That would seem harsh. 

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:38 PM (5jVnA)

466 458 I miss martial arts and the confidence I can defend myself like when I was taking hard. Now, 2 Knee replacements and a shoulder surgery. Took the training bags down. It sucks out loud. Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 28, 2018 12:36 AM (ALgU9) That does suck. I work my heavy bag now and again, but that's about it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:39 PM (NWiLs)

467 PIPE not pie! Oh lord, here come the comments.....

Posted by: JROD at July 27, 2018 07:39 PM (+MWCq)

468 That completes my list of current questions. Posted by: rhomboid at July 28, 2018 12:37 AM (QDnY+) Short answer: People are very stupid- but think they're not.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:40 PM (nvpzs)

469 Hmm. I've not heard of that before. Posted by: Insomniac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB2UqF8tNYM Narration in Japanese, but good filming ...

Posted by: Adriane the Grass Growing Critic ... at July 27, 2018 07:40 PM (AoK0a)

470 That completes my list of current questions. Money, they hate Trump. List of current answers.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 07:40 PM (Liolw)

471 467 PIPE not pie! Oh lord, here come the comments..... Posted by: JROD at July 28, 2018 12:39 AM (+MWCq) Do you weld pies before moving up to the more difficult cobbler welding?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:40 PM (nvpzs)

472 Tell everyone you're going Green. Buy sheep. Hope to score with eco minded hippie chicks ... Posted by: Adriane the Grass Growing Critic ... at July 28, 2018 12:37 AM (AoK0a) I'm not sure if you were angling for a 'score with the sheep' riff here, but I'll not rise to the bait. I do really want a big slab of Manchego now though, thanks a lot Adriane

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:41 PM (y87Qq)

473 Funny thing happened at work today. I have a smattering of Spanish and a bit of German. Struggling to speak with a Spanish-speaking parent and my brain slipped into German. Came out something like "Ella esta ganz gut, Fraulein." Close enough for government work I say.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 07:41 PM (m45I2)

474 I think sports, if it has a valuable lasting lesson is useful in some regard, is good in that deadens you to failure. Success is measured in degrees of relative success in any given sequence of events. A baseball player, at the highest level of success, will fail to achieve the desired outcome 2/3rds of the time and achieve the ultimate goal perhaps 5-6% of the time in each attempt at bat. And yet even with the propensity for failure they are still regarded as successful and are feared for their relative likelihood of achieving the desired outcome, The finest basketball players fail on half of their efforts shooting and fail at defending 40% of the time as well as losing the ball a number of times each game and fouling a number of times each game. Tennis players lose a number of points, games, sets, etc. There is failure built into the endeavors, however the relative successes are championed.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 07:41 PM (i0s33)

475 I have a little Russian profanity dictionary packed away somewhere. I'll bet it's the very same one. It's hard to convey Russian swear words in comments due to the necessity of transliteration into the English alphabet and the lack of pronunciation guide (which English-speakers really need, because Russian really requires you to move your mouth differently). That said, here are a few classics: sooka : bitch peezda : pussy blyad : whore (but also a kind of all-purpose term of abuse) yob tebya : go fuck yourself/fuck you (long o) golooboi : slang for gay (literally light blue) Maybe you can find pronunciation videos for these on the Interwebz.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at July 27, 2018 07:42 PM (H5knJ)

476 "welding pies" and "working the heavy bag" - so that's what the kids call it nowadays?  Huh.


(obligatory AOSHQ riff)


Posted by: rhomboid at July 27, 2018 07:42 PM (QDnY+)

477 Pi welders are irrational.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:43 PM (NV/E7)

478 Cutting wire to short is a hallmark of amateur electricians. It's some basic idea of "saving wire", I think. Now, when you do a panel, you want it neat, not a jumble of wires going willy-nilly, and do that, you want a lot of play to work with. You bend the wire around, neatly, and come in the sides to the breakers, and use wire-ties and shit like that. When you pull cable or THHN in a panel, take a loop all the way to the bottom or opposite end of where of it comes in, curve around and come back up or down the other side. That will give you more than enough to work with. Yes, you're going to waste some. BFD. And you can use that for little jumpers and pigtails for other things. In boxes, you want about 6". The length of your hand from middle fingertip to wrist will do roughly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:43 PM (8O3HH)

479 (463) Because, to misquote somebody here: Feelz.

Posted by: ro-man at July 27, 2018 07:43 PM (RuIsu)

480 That completes my list of current questions. Posted by: rhomboid ------------ Because ALL of their sources of 'information' are Ignorant Stupid Biased Politically driven Some combination of those. And those sources are all that they have, and go unchallenged, so they believe it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 07:43 PM (CDGwz)

481 477 Pi welders are irrational.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 28, 2018 12:43 AM (NV/E7)


And Pi are square.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:44 PM (5jVnA)

482 Tell everyone you're going Green. Buy sheep. Hope to score with eco minded hippie chicks ... Posted by: Adriane the Grass Growing Critic ... at July 28, 2018 12:37 AM (AoK0a) You laugh, but they would if they could. It's a liberal couple who've already plumped for the introductory two-pack of Third World kids, and who've talked about raising chickens (!) in the back yard. (This is suburban SoCal, and so a non-starter.) They put several raised planters in the front yard - despite a large and pristine back yard - and they now feature several scraggly and dying/dead plants, and look like grave sites for all the world, as they're about six feet long and three feet wide. Now liberal genius did not think when he put those in, as they're exactly 0.9 lawn mower widths apart. How to mow the grass in between them? Hmmm.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:44 PM (YqDXo)

483 @471 Aetius451-Yes. That comes before Hair Pie and after Pizza Pie.

Posted by: JROD at July 27, 2018 07:44 PM (+MWCq)

484 That does suck. I work my heavy bag now and again, but that's about it. Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:39 AM (NWiLs) Probably can get back to the speed bag in a month or so, heavy bag is about 6 months away hopefully.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 07:44 PM (ALgU9)

485 X-Ray-I believe not being able to weld let alone weld worth a shit was a prerequisite for a CWI. Sorry, had to say it. JROD certified pie welder. Posted by: JROD If I took offence to that I would be a bad CWI. I know I am going to piss off some welders. And I'll back down if they can show me where I read the specs wrong. The first year doing it was a bitch until I showed them why I failed what the guy before me passed.

Posted by: X-Ray at July 27, 2018 07:44 PM (xwvYG)

486 I know it's not true, I'm just describing what's ingrained into me at a fundamental level. It's not rational or logical, but it is crippling. Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:28 AM (NWiLs) -------------- Wow, living that way explains many of your posts here. It must truly suck. Please consider getting thee to a therapist, pronto. It will obviously take a while, but in cases like yours, they can be like the Emo Marines. They strip you down to nothing, and then build you right back up. I did this 3 years ago, after a divorce. A good therapist can work wonders. Ask around please.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 07:45 PM (YRtrf)

487 Maybe you can find pronunciation videos for these on the Interwebz. Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at July 28, 2018 12:42 AM (H5knJ) But... but... the one. Ёб твою мать (yob tvoyu mat')

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:46 PM (y87Qq)

488 474 I think sports, if it has a valuable lasting lesson is useful in some regard, is good in that deadens you to failure. Success is measured in degrees of relative success in any given sequence of events. A baseball player, at the highest level of success, will fail to achieve the desired outcome 2/3rds of the time and achieve the ultimate goal perhaps 5-6% of the time in each attempt at bat. And yet even with the propensity for failure they are still regarded as successful and are feared for their relative likelihood of achieving the desired outcome, The finest basketball players fail on half of their efforts shooting and fail at defending 40% of the time as well as losing the ball a number of times each game and fouling a number of times each game. Tennis players lose a number of points, games, sets, etc. There is failure built into the endeavors, however the relative successes are championed. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 28, 2018 12:41 AM (i0s33) How about airline pilots?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:46 PM (YqDXo)

489 I figure if Spanish-speaking folks can't try to meet me halfway with a bit of Deutsch, why should I bother trying to communicate at all, an I right?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 07:46 PM (m45I2)

490 Moon is now two thumbs above the horizon, Mars still obscured. But there is a planet shining brightly almost due SW. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ----------- Jupiter

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 07:46 PM (CDGwz)

491 How to mow the grass in between them? Hmmm. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 28, 2018 12:44 AM (YqDXo) He could go really old school and use a scythe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:46 PM (nvpzs)

492 And Pi are square. Pie are round! Cornbread are square ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at July 27, 2018 07:47 PM (AoK0a)

493 Later peeps.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at July 27, 2018 07:47 PM (5jVnA)

494 re: 487 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRnTcPLExV0

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:48 PM (y87Qq)

495 How about airline pilots? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 28, 2018 12:46 AM (YqDXo) The successful ones get to boink the hot stewardesses; the failures, the gay stewards.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 07:48 PM (NV/E7)

496 Night, flounderbot.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:48 PM (y87Qq)

497 469 Hmm. I've not heard of that before. Posted by: Insomniac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB2UqF8tNYM Narration in Japanese, but good filming ... Posted by: Adriane the Grass Growing Critic ... at July 28, 2018 12:40 AM (AoK0a) Thanks!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:49 PM (NWiLs)

498 How about airline pilots? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 28, 2018 12:46 AM .... Not really a sport, but if we had to describe competitive piloting, I suppose we would still rank a fighter pilot that shot down 8 enemy planes before being killed as being a relatively successful pilot.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 07:49 PM (i0s33)

499 He could go really old school and use a scythe. Posted by: Aetius451AD ------------- Sling

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 07:49 PM (CDGwz)

500 Most people are not afraid of failing, but being seen to fail- to be thought of as an idiot." Sometimes it helps to know someone who's fucked up so massively that you know you can never fuck up as big as they did, no matter how hard you try. One of my pals in high school was the total teen motorcycle geek, he had a Suzuku Enduro that he'd learned to pull wheelies on, and he was so proud of himself that he came up with this big plan to sneak his bike onto the practice track during our senior Homecoming Football game, and ride a wheelie all the way in front of the stands, and then escape through a gate he'd opened up. Well you can guess how this worked - just as he got in front of the middle part of the stand, maximum exposure, he flipped the thing over backwards, knocked himself out, and the bike bounced away and ran into a light pole. He woke up to the security team grabbing hold of him and the laughter of a couple thousand people, laughter that started again whenever he showed his face for the rest of that year. No matter how much I fuck up in public, I know that he will ALWAYS have me beat!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 07:49 PM (V2Yro)

501 >> t's not rational or logical, but it is crippling. Posted by: Insomniac Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It works. We've all got this internal critic, our own subconscious. When it gets out of hand, it tells us we're a failure, we're going to fail, don't even try, etc, etc. It can be reprogrammed. And that's what CBT does. It works. But it takes effort, and someone who knows what they're doing. The thing is, that internal subconscious critic is *learned*, and it can be unlearned. It's powerful. Your rational mind alone can't really combat it without help, and that's what CBT does.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:50 PM (8O3HH)

502 How the F**K can "rising sea level" nonsense be getting pushed in 2018 - and for near-term predictions? Nothing connected to the AGW industry/scam/lysenkoist cult has proven true, none of the models have worked, and there sure as hell is no measurable ocean rise going on since the industry was born. You know the technical term for a scientist whose predictions are not borne out experimentally? "Wrong."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:50 PM (YqDXo)

503 How about airline pilots? They only score with 1/2 the stewardesses and fail on the rest ???

Posted by: Adriane the Occupational Hazard Critic ... at July 27, 2018 07:51 PM (AoK0a)

504 Night flounder.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:51 PM (nvpzs)

505 He woke up to the security team grabbing hold of him and the laughter of a couple thousand people, laughter that started again whenever he showed his face for the rest of that year. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 28, 2018 12:49 AM (V2Yro) And that kid... was Albert Einstein. *everyone stands up and claps*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:51 PM (y87Qq)

506 @485 X-Ray-Trust me I've pissed off many "welders" looking them out in the test booth. Had to park my car in a different parking lot and on occasion oblige them to a fist to cuff. Read the specs wrong, naw. My favorites are the wrong weld, upside down overlays just to name a few.

Posted by: JROD at July 27, 2018 07:52 PM (+MWCq)

507 hogmartin, my Cardboard Level membership does not have those cool Cyrillic characters.


(hog just provided the Russian for the classic insult that involves directing someone to have intimate relations with their mother)

Posted by: rhomboid at July 27, 2018 07:52 PM (QDnY+)

508 He could go really old school and use a scythe. Posted by: Aetius451AD ------------- Sling Posted by: Mike Hammer, Just a regular rock works.

Posted by: Cain at July 27, 2018 07:52 PM (xwvYG)

509 488 474 I think sports, if it has a valuable lasting lesson is useful in some regard, is good in that deadens you to failure. Success is measured in degrees of relative success in any given sequence of events. A baseball player, at the highest level of success, will fail to achieve the desired outcome 2/3rds of the time and achieve the ultimate goal perhaps 5-6% of the time in each attempt at bat. And yet even with the propensity for failure they are still regarded as successful and are feared for their relative likelihood of achieving the desired outcome, The finest basketball players fail on half of their efforts shooting and fail at defending 40% of the time as well as losing the ball a number of times each game and fouling a number of times each game. Tennis players lose a number of points, games, sets, etc. There is failure built into the endeavors, however the relative successes are championed. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 28, 2018 12:41 AM (i0s33) How about airline pilots? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara EOD? Initial success, or total failure.

Posted by: Jean at July 27, 2018 07:52 PM (LnUJw)

510 491 How to mow the grass in between them? Hmmm. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 28, 2018 12:44 AM (YqDXo) He could go really old school and use a scythe. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 28, 2018 12:46 AM (nvpzs) He gets Juan to do it with a weed whacker. Bugger the polar bears. And the reel mowers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:52 PM (YqDXo)

511 And that kid... was Albert Einstein. *everyone stands up and claps* Posted by: hogmartin at July 28, 2018 12:51 AM (y87Qq) And now, you know... the REST of the story.

Posted by: Paul Harvey at July 27, 2018 07:52 PM (nvpzs)

512 Please consider getting thee to a therapist, pronto. It will obviously take a while, but in cases like yours, they can be like the Emo Marines. They strip you down to nothing, and then build you right back up. I did this 3 years ago, after a divorce. A good therapist can work wonders. Ask around please. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 28, 2018 12:45 AM (YRtrf) Would if I could.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 07:52 PM (NWiLs)

513 Good day!

Posted by: Paul Harvey at July 27, 2018 07:53 PM (nvpzs)

514 488 474 I think sports, if it has a valuable lasting lesson is useful in some regard, is good in that deadens you to failure. Success is measured in degrees of relative success in any given sequence of events. There are relative standards in each case. I went parachuting. I thought it was a good idea to get it right the first time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:53 PM (YqDXo)

515 That guy had some good stuff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:53 PM (nvpzs)

516 hogmartin, my Cardboard Level membership does not have those cool Cyrillic characters. Posted by: rhomboid at July 28, 2018 12:52 AM (QDnY+) http://www.online-toolz.com/tools/unicode-html-entities-convertor.php (don't tell anybody about this secret website pls, thx)

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:53 PM (y87Qq)

517 Muldoon, absolutely.



Posted by: rhomboid at July 27, 2018 07:53 PM (QDnY+)

518 You know the technical term for a scientist whose predictions are not borne out experimentally? "Wrong." Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara ------------ LEAVE ME ALONE !

Posted by: Felisa Wolfe-Simon at July 27, 2018 07:54 PM (xSo9G)

519 Good day! Posted by: Paul Harvey at July 28, 2018 12:53 AM (nvpzs) The pause before the "good day", this right here. This just killed it.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 07:55 PM (y87Qq)

520 My brother used to be an airline pilot. He couldn't see how I could do what I do for a living. I said, "if I screw up, somebody else dies. If you screw up, YOU die." Either way neither of us had room for error.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 07:55 PM (m45I2)

521 LEAVE ME ALONE ! Posted by: Felisa Wolfe-Simon at July 28, 2018 12:54 AM (xSo9G) Quit cutting and get out and do something useful with your life.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 07:55 PM (nvpzs)

522 Would if I could. Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2018 12:52 AM (NWiLs) --------- I hear ya. HUA. Heard. Understood. Acknowledged.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 07:55 PM (YRtrf)

523 507 hogmartin, my Cardboard Level membership does not have those cool Cyrillic characters. (hog just provided the Russian for the classic insult that involves directing someone to have intimate relations with their mother) Posted by: rhomboid at July 28, 2018 12:52 AM (QDnY+) Here you go, товарич. Russian keyboard + https://www.charset.org/html-special-characters

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:56 PM (YqDXo)

524 Speaking of welding tricks, truly amazing is to watch a TIG magician fill in a large hole in aluminum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf7Oe9O1RBE That's long, but watch that. Beautiful.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 07:56 PM (8O3HH)

525 You know the technical term for a scientist whose predictions are not borne out experimentally? "Wrong." Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara Economist?

Posted by: Jean at July 27, 2018 07:58 PM (LnUJw)

526 LEAVE ME ALONE ! Posted by: Felisa Wolfe-Simon at July 28, 2018 12:54 AM (xSo9G) LOL. That was a laughably gross gaffe, and an obviously wrong assertion from the get-go, for reasons I've detailed previously elsewhere. Anyone who took that at face value should turn in his Ph.D. forthwith. She might as well have claimed to have crystallized phlogiston.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:58 PM (YqDXo)

527 You know the technical term for a scientist whose predictions are not borne out experimentally? "Wrong." Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara Economist? Posted by: Jean at July 28, 2018 12:58 AM (LnUJw)/i] Prominent.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 07:59 PM (YqDXo)

528

  In to say hiya and goodnight.

   Stay safe and sleep well, good people.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 27, 2018 07:59 PM (S/hVx)

529 ...I figure if Spanish-speaking folks can't try to meet me halfway with a bit of Deutsch, why should I bother trying to communicate at all, an I right? Posted by: Muldoon at July 28, 2018 12:46 AM (m45I2) Vous aves raison mon ami! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX /disclaimer. Bing fwench English transmorgifier

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 27, 2018 08:00 PM (QzJWU)

530 Night IGP. Have a great start to the weekend.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 08:00 PM (nvpzs)

531 Vets that specialize in PTSD counseling and take mostly men make great therapists. They will give you tools to last a lifetime.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 27, 2018 08:00 PM (JpIFY)

532 You know the technical term for a scientist whose predictions are not borne out experimentally? "Wrong." Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara Paul Ehrlich Bing Professor of Population Studies of the Department of Biology of Stanford University ???

Posted by: Adriane the Occupational Hazard Critic ... at July 27, 2018 08:00 PM (AoK0a)

533 I don't think you could get a six-foot rise in sea level even if you completely denuded Greenland and Antarctica of ice. Sure they look big on a Mercator projection, but they are, together, tiny in comparison to the expanse of the oceans. And a lot of the ice on both land masses is already below sea level, so if it melts, it occupies something like 8/9 the volume of the ice. And, then, you have isostasy to consider.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 08:00 PM (NV/E7)

534 Anyone who took that at face value should turn in his Ph.D. forthwith. She might as well have claimed to have crystallized phlogiston. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara ------------ Did you ever watch the video of the roll-out by NASA?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2018 08:01 PM (CDGwz)

535 Vous aves raison mon ami! **** Why, I DO like raisins. However did you know?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 08:01 PM (m45I2)

536 You're right, hogmartin. That was a glaring omission.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at July 27, 2018 08:02 PM (H5knJ)

537 I did not recognize the name, then I looked her up. A 'NASA research fellow', well now I am impressed.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 08:02 PM (nvpzs)

538 A 'NASA research fellow', well now I am impressed. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 28, 2018 01:02 AM (nvpzs) Is she the one who claimed to have found arsenic-based life forms in Mono lake?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2018 08:03 PM (NV/E7)

539 You know the technical term for a scientist whose predictions are not borne out experimentally? Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2018 08:04 PM (5jVnA)

540 Read the specs wrong, naw. My favorites are the wrong weld, upside down overlays just to name a few. Posted by: JROD Funny sort of story. A sensor my company makes with a flange was welded to a high pressure pipe. We got the failure back. The welder did just enough to make it look nice on the surface. Should have had a 1" multipass weld. They got maybe a 1/4". Our sensor and flange flew across the plant.

Posted by: Cain at July 27, 2018 08:04 PM (xwvYG)

541 While I agree and understand that there are endeavors that require success at a 100% degree of certainty, for the most part life does not operate in such a binary fashion. Acceptance of an expectation of failure to some degree is a good thing. If I treat approaching women for a date like attempting to pilot a plane, I'm likely to spend the majority of my days fapping between comments on a message board due to analysis paralysis. Better to get smacked in the face and move on to the next one than to wait interminably for the sure thing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2018 08:04 PM (i0s33)

542 ...Why, I DO like raisins. However did you know? Posted by: Muldoon at July 28, 2018 01:01 AM (m45I2) They were in the Cookies on your C:/ drive. Couldn't miss 'em. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 27, 2018 08:04 PM (QzJWU)

543 You know the technical term for a scientist whose predictions are not borne out experimentally? I want to know how we as a society allowed people in the "subjective" disciplines to even call themselves "scientists". "It may be we evolved as bipeds so we could invent track and field events." Prove me wrong.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 08:04 PM (Liolw)

544 So, reel mowers. Has anybody ever willingly used one who did not work as a servant? Or maybe they were invented for people living in row houses with postage stamp sized lawns. I could see that.

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2018 08:04 PM (sdi6R)

545 'Night, irongrampa.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 08:05 PM (y87Qq)

546 So, wait, she said that the organism could trade in phosphorus for arsenic in it's DNA? Is this like how you can get a car to run on propane?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 08:06 PM (nvpzs)

547 544 So, reel mowers. Has anybody ever willingly used one who did not work as a servant? Well my dad.....oh, willingly.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 27, 2018 08:06 PM (Liolw)

548 Paul Ehrlich Bing Professor of Population Studies of the Department of Biology of Stanford University ??? Posted by: Adriane the Occupational Hazard Critic ... at July 28, 2018 01:00 AM (AoK0a) Hence my "prominent" assertion above. Plus, IMO, biology is a quasi-science. In a real science, hypotheses can be definitively falsified. Biology flunks this criterion, because apparently falsifying results are farted off as due to "biological variation." To a scientist, "biological variation" means "uncontrolled variables" which in turn means "shitty experimental design." Sound too harsh? Note that of (IIRC) 53 major publications in the biomedical field, only 6 could be reproduced by other labs. See, e.g., https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/44834/

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 08:06 PM (YqDXo)

549 489 I figure if Spanish-speaking folks can't try to meet me halfway with a bit of Deutsch, why should I bother trying to communicate at all, an I right? Posted by: Muldoon at July 28, 2018 12:46 AM (m45I2) ᛋᛈᚱᚳᚪᚦ ᚫᚾᚸᛚᛁᛋᚳ ᚩᚦᚦᛖ ᚪᚠᚫᚱ

Posted by: Se Léodweardprætt Hæt at July 27, 2018 08:06 PM (itfg0)

550 Evenin Horde of Awesome, Try learning Aikido for age related self defense. Pull up the Ol Tube Of You videos of Godfather Ueshiba..... Enlighten it is y'all. No shit, I've seen a wheelchair Black Belt OWN competent 20yr olds.....(hence handguns...distance) Secret is......they had to get within arms length to harm him....and once he laid hands on you, it was fuckin startling how fast it was over. He had distilled the nuances of the Art to the most Violent techniques.......But, he had no choice. Imagine the disadvantage being in a chair automatically bestows...and you still figure out a way to competently defend yourself......impressive shit y'all. Anyway, properly taught Aikido, (combined with striking an basic ground), is a truly lifelong recipe for confident self defense. Sales pitch over......heh. Glad the Ron's an Ette's are running strong here at El S's bastion of Fuckin Sane......appreciate y'all more than you know. Thank Ya! Take Care an Have a Good One.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 27, 2018 08:07 PM (OB/rQ)

551 That's long, but watch that. Beautiful. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 28, 2018 12:56 AM (8O3HH) Check out 6160.com on youtube. The guy is a magician.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2018 08:08 PM (5jVnA)

552 544 So, reel mowers. Has anybody ever willingly used one who did not work as a servant? Or maybe they were invented for people living in row houses with postage stamp sized lawns. I could see that. Posted by: rickl at July 28, 2018 01:04 AM (sdi6R) I have used one. Long story. The reel secret (haha) is to make sure the blades are sharp, that you do not get a cheap reel mower, and that you do not let the grass get too long. As I told my friend at the time: there is a reason people switched to gas mowers. It was not because they wanted to breath gasoline fumes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 08:08 PM (nvpzs)

553 You're right, hogmartin. That was a glaring omission. Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at July 28, 2018 01:02 AM (H5knJ) Aside from blyat, it's the only one I know. But the two of those can get you pretty far in life. Or maybe they were invented for people living in row houses with postage stamp sized lawns. I could see that. Posted by: rickl at July 28, 2018 01:04 AM (sdi6R) I had one for just such a situation and it worked great. It was a hell of a lot easier to maneuver than anything else and took up as much space in the shed as a pushbroom. I did a go-over with a gas or electric at the start of the season though, since it couldn't knock down anything over about 4".

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 08:09 PM (y87Qq)

554 In all fairness, when it comes to piloting a plane, there are two extremes. You can stay up in the air all day on the one hand, or you can auger in nose-first on the other extreme. Lots of in between possibilities that allow you to put the plane on the ground and live to fly another day. The odds may be better than you would guess.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 08:09 PM (m45I2)

555 The odds may be better than you would guess. Posted by: Muldoon at July 28, 2018 01:09 AM (m45I2) Well, if John McCain could fly one... OK, bad example.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 08:10 PM (nvpzs)

556 I'm out for the night. Be well everyone.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 08:11 PM (NWiLs)

557 Night Insom.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 08:11 PM (nvpzs)

558 Good night, Insomniac. For real.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2018 08:12 PM (y87Qq)

559 538 A 'NASA research fellow', well now I am impressed. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 28, 2018 01:02 AM (nvpzs) Positively or negatively? The latter is more appropriate, now that SJW criteria reign supreme. Is she the one who claimed to have found arsenic-based life forms in Mono lake? Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 28, 2018 01:03 AM (NV/E7) That's the one. You know enough chemistry to know how improbable that was. In short, the greater lability of arsenate vs. phosphate esters, the kinetic isotope effect of any reactions in which phosphate esterification/ saponification is rate-limiting, etc. The whole thing was laughably implausible on its face, barring compelling evidence, which was notable by its absence. She found a hoof print in her backyard, and concluded she'd found a unicorn. She should be staying home, having babies, and baking brownies, and not wasting her time and everyone else's on endeavors in which she has no business, and for which she has no talent.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 08:14 PM (YqDXo)

560 You know the technical term for a scientist whose predictions are not borne out experimentally?

"Wrong."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Economist?



"Krugman"

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 27, 2018 08:14 PM (IcT7t)

561 Reel mowers, ha!. What about those old hand edger clippers with the 6 inch blades? Used to take all day to trim a fifty foot curb.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 08:14 PM (m45I2)

562 @540 Cain-Nothing like a one pass wonder. Any welder worth a shit should know better than to one pass something like that. If it was inspected and ok'd, inspector should be shit canned right along side the welder. Good thing no one was injured or died.

Posted by: JROD at July 27, 2018 08:15 PM (+MWCq)

563 Be well, insomniac.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2018 08:16 PM (5jVnA)

564 They use reel mowers on the golf courses, at least the greens. They can do a very smooth, neat job. Of course they are powered, pulled by tractors. A guy around here who built the original golf course close by here, with his brother (they sold it), used one of those on his own lawn. Good ones will do a beautiful finish job, and give you that manicured look.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 27, 2018 08:16 PM (8O3HH)

565 I have used one. Long story. The reel secret (haha) is to make sure the blades are sharp, that you do not get a cheap reel mower, and that you do not let the grass get too long. As I told my friend at the time: there is a reason people switched to gas mowers. It was not because they wanted to breath gasoline fumes. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 28, 2018 01:08 AM (nvpzs) I've used one too. That's why I laughed when this idiot was trying to use one to mow foot-high grass, and that wearing long pants and a jacket in summer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 08:17 PM (YqDXo)

566 Remember the old edgers with the thick wire? My aunt, when she got a house got the one from my grandparents (who lived in El Paso and did not really need it any more since they had rocked in the front yard. Grandpa still maintained around a 15 foot square of grass under an elm tree in the back.) That thing must have been 30 years old THEN (late 80's/early 90s.) Scared the living shit out of me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 08:18 PM (nvpzs)

567 ...I figure if Spanish-speaking folks can't try to meet me halfway with a bit of Deutsch, why should I bother trying to communicate at all, an I right? Posted by: Muldoon at July 28, 2018 12:46 AM (m45I2) My Father was a Doctor like you are IIRC. He would randomly recite Shakespeare and other poems in Deutsch. I've had people believe I can speak it from that rudimentary knowledge.

Posted by: Cain at July 27, 2018 08:18 PM (xwvYG)

568 Fading fast. Thanks for letting me play ladies and gents. Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2018 08:19 PM (m45I2)

569 Night Muldoon. Dream of large women.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 27, 2018 08:19 PM (nvpzs)

570 569 Night Muldoon. Dream of large women. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 28, 2018 01:19 AM (nvpzs) Leave Lena Dunham out of this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity [/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 08:21 PM (YqDXo)

571 Reel mowers, ha!. What about those old hand edger clippers with the 6 inch blades? Used to take all day to trim a fifty foot curb. Posted by: Muldoon at July 28, 2018 01:14 AM (m45I2) USAF had us doing it with hand clippers. Single piece of steel, and the 180 degree "loop" of spring steel at the heel of the tool was the "power" you were pressing against to get the blades to close and shear. The mind boggles that Drill Instructors were not summarily impaled by the twinned blades of such devices of sheer torture. (swidt?) Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 27, 2018 08:21 PM (QzJWU)

572 Goodnight Insomniac, this has been a most informative ONT, I wish some of you guys were neighbors of mine, hubby is incapable of doing much now and I find it overwhelming. Everybody have a good weekend.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 27, 2018 08:21 PM (nWc4E)

573 561 Reel mowers, ha!. What about those old hand edger clippers with the 6 inch blades? Used to take all day to trim a fifty foot curb. Posted by: Muldoon at July 28, 2018 01:14 AM (m45I2) I actually needed that a couple weeks ago to trim part of a hedge next to the porch railing that I couldn't reach with the electric hedge trimmer. But I couldn't find it. I know I have one around here somewhere. How the heck do you lose something like that?

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2018 08:22 PM (sdi6R)

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