February 27, 2014

Must Read Open Thread
— JohnE.

Maet mentioned this on the ONT a couple nights ago, but this was a very good catch by Prof. Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection, so I wanted to highlight it again. Read the whole thing.

I’m not old enough to remember Tulipomania, but I am old enough to remember the inflation-readjusted real estate crash of the 1980s, the eyeballs-to-price ratios of the 1990′s tech bubble, and the no-money-down no-income-verification mortages of this century’s first decade.

...

New paradigm. Hmmm. Where have I heard that recently? (emphasis added)

>>>But as the Polk [Award] judges rightly recognized, Greenwald meets the definition of journalist – joining the long line of reporters who have broken accurate stories after sifting classified documents purloined by whistle-blowers. And he’s still working the Snowden material, as evidenced this morning on The Intercept, the new online magazine bankrolled by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Greenwald has decided to hang his digital shingle on that site. In a revolutionary era of new journalistic paradigms, who needs the old media?

Journalists should play an important role in exposing bubbles before they get too big.

But what if the journalists are the bubble?

This is a great question.

Regarding Ezra Klein specifically, I was always a little curious as to why so many in the media were surprised by the Washington Post's decision to let him go. The numbers never matched up. Many were impressed by WonkBlog's roughly 4 million pageviews per month. Well, okay. But, how much of that traffic was based off the very strong lead in from a major American publication? There's no way for us to tell what percentage of that traffic came from all that marketing and cross-promotion, but I'd bet it's a non-trivial amount.

For the sake of argument, let's say it's zero. Let's say Ezra could pick up his operation and start elsewhere (as he is basically doing). So take that 4 million pageviews a month and move it. Ezra reportedly wanted a staff of more than 30 and an annual budget of $10 million.

So do the math. At $10 RPM (revenue per thousand impressions), which many said was an ambitious goal, his site would only be making $40,000 a month. This is orders of magnitude away from reality, and why Jeff Bezos likely bit his tongue laughing at Ezra's proposal.

How many of these millionaire pet projects are going to continue to be around five or ten years from now? You have to wonder. It's often hard to tell, but traditional publications still need to turn a profit.

Also, open thread.

Posted by: JohnE. at 03:20 PM | Comments (179)
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1 Yay for open thread time

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Judge of Raciss Morons at February 27, 2014 03:21 PM (baL2B)

2 Let's hope this bubble pops.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2014 03:21 PM (UAMVq)

3 So this is the thread where we question the divinity of the press, right?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at February 27, 2014 03:22 PM (R+XDI)

4 Abalula !

Posted by: Leon Spinks at February 27, 2014 03:23 PM (qQk+U)

5 They don't need to turn a profit if the JEF promises them a bailout if they print what he wants

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 27, 2014 03:25 PM (nzlU3)

6 I couldn't read fast enough to keep up downstairs. My eyes are permanently crossed.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 03:25 PM (4Mv1T)

7 Soros .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 27, 2014 03:26 PM (XWw96)

8 Pop it like a puss bubble.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 27, 2014 03:26 PM (kVfSG)

9 My mommy tells me that I'm priceless.

Posted by: Ezra at February 27, 2014 03:27 PM (hFL/3)

10 I brought cookies if anyone wants.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 03:27 PM (oMKp3)

11 If the dollar crashed ... but I'm up to my ass in horded supplies ... do I give a shit ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 03:28 PM (6/+vz)

12 Toss a cookie in the barrel for me, please. KTNXBY.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 03:28 PM (vHRtU)

13 I brought cookies if anyone wants. Posted by: grammie winger
--------------------------------

You are a dear. I'm "thick" enough around the middle. But thank you.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 03:28 PM (4Mv1T)

14 Yummm, cookies! Got chocolate chip?

Posted by: tbodie at February 27, 2014 03:28 PM (RX6BJ)

15 Buy silver.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 03:28 PM (4Mv1T)

16 9 I brought cookies if anyone wants.Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 08:27 PM (oMKp3)
I believe in cookies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 27, 2014 03:29 PM (kVfSG)

17 I believe in cookies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
-----------------------------

They leave evidence of what I can not see.

My belt buckle.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 03:30 PM (4Mv1T)

18 I saw Puss Bubble open for the Stray Cats at the Whiskey in '92.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2014 03:30 PM (8ZskC)

19 New paradigm? Sell! Sell! Sell!

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 03:30 PM (sOtz/)

20 I saw Puss Bubble open for Scarlet O'Hairy in '87 at the Key West docks...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 03:31 PM (vHRtU)

21 in "Justified", Harlan County looks remarkably like the northern and western edges of the San Fernando Valley


Hollywood, not God, is the real miracle-worker.  And Hollywood isn't dead

Posted by: Freddy Neet-sche at February 27, 2014 03:31 PM (omBWL)

22 Yes but how old is this bubble?

Posted by: Another Asshole at February 27, 2014 03:31 PM (Aif/5)

23 Navycopjoe Cubs lost their spring training opener. This is my sad face.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 03:32 PM (oMKp3)

24 10 If the dollar crashed ... but I'm up to my ass in horded supplies ... do I give a shit ? Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 08:28 PM (6/+vz) ********* The answer depends on how many dollars you have and how many shits you take.

Posted by: Common Core at February 27, 2014 03:32 PM (RJMhd)

25 Well hello. I've now commented on two disappearing posts. My lucky day.

Posted by: DangerGirl at February 27, 2014 03:32 PM (GrtrJ)

26 You know ... I'm one of those "people without a spot to fill". Don't feel a pull toward religion, or groups, or much of anything. But a fresh cookie makes me feel nice for a minute or two.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 03:32 PM (6/+vz)

27 Grammie Winger, thanks for the memories. My Grandmother baked cc cookies for us boys everytime we visited. Until she turned 100 and then she served store bought. The store bought always tasted better at her house.

Posted by: tbodie at February 27, 2014 03:32 PM (RX6BJ)

28 Nice, never knew the RPM, we call it CPM in publishing, was $10 for web impressions. That sounds high to me. But you are right, these sites are really rich boy toys.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 03:33 PM (0FSuD)

29 Wait..you are giving shits--that complicates things.

Posted by: Common Core at February 27, 2014 03:33 PM (RJMhd)

30 CAC's post is fading fast.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 27, 2014 03:33 PM (V70Uh)

31 KOCH BROS!!!!eleventy!!!!

Posted by: Dingy Harry at February 27, 2014 03:33 PM (UIxS+)

32 UK Wild Beaver!

http://tinyurl.com/p9rptn2

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 03:33 PM (vHRtU)

33 23 The answer depends on how many dollars you have and how many shits you take.Posted by: Common Core at February 27, 2014 08:32 PM (RJMhd)
Is that a verse from a Beatles song?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 27, 2014 03:34 PM (kVfSG)

34 2 Let's hope this bubble pops. Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2014 08:21 PM (UAMVq) You using those cheap Obamacare condoms again?

Posted by: St Sandra at February 27, 2014 03:34 PM (0FSuD)

35 I MAY give a shit. Now you're going to need one of those diamond thingies with the Yes and No arrows in the flow chart. This probably isn't an appropriate question for Common Core.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 03:34 PM (6/+vz)

36 31 UK Wild Beaver! http://tinyurl.com/p9rptn2 Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 08:33 PM (vHRtU You found that shit in the barrel?

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 03:35 PM (0FSuD)

37 Agatha Christie would be proud:  http://tinyurl.com/n8n4vjw

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 03:35 PM (vHRtU)

38 Man I remember stated mortgages from the subprime world.  I remember the one with the handwritten letter (on notebook paper, no less) from a guy saying he made $8k per month "mowing grass."

I think he misspelled 'selling' but whatever.  He got his loan.

Posted by: tdpwells at February 27, 2014 03:36 PM (01otU)

39 Ya Nip, all sorts of stuff down here...

Say, anyone know anything about a human skull with 3 eye sockets, large canines, that glows in the dark?

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 03:36 PM (vHRtU)

40 I brought cookies if anyone wants. Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 08:27 PM (oMKp3)


Thank you!

*dunks in Val U Rite*


The only person I can see making money with such a venture is Bezos.  And the reason he'll make that money is because he's Bezos and knows how to create an entirely new business online and eventually start printing up money from it. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 03:37 PM (Gk3SS)

41 Ace will always be here. **crosses fingers**

Posted by: toby928 at February 27, 2014 03:37 PM (QupBk)

42 Bet wonder boy Ezra's salary plus expectations of a cushy office and admin. assistant would be closer to $40,000/month.
Then again, how could MSNBC justify the cost of it's "talent" and other expenses given their dismal ratings without the crutch of cable packages?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 27, 2014 03:37 PM (aq/zi)

43 Willow, if you are here, I saw your closing posts downstairs.
You are a good egg. Keep it up.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 03:37 PM (4Mv1T)

44 @31 How fucking stupid is that. All Beavers, rats with flat tails, are gone and now the destructive bastards are back and the Brits think that's great. They are all drunk all the time.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 03:37 PM (0FSuD)

45 stand by... computing the delta change of your shit.

Posted by: SCIgen at February 27, 2014 03:37 PM (RJMhd)

46 Wasn't Ezra the original Pajama Boy?  Or at least the inspiration for the Pajama Boy concept?

Posted by: George Orwell at February 27, 2014 03:39 PM (oG53/)

47 OG Celtic-American is trying to redeem himself. 

Interesting links.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 27, 2014 03:39 PM (V70Uh)

48 Where can I buy 'put options' on Ezra Klein?

Posted by: Splunge at February 27, 2014 03:39 PM (qyomX)

49 10 If the dollar crashed ... but I'm up to my ass in horded supplies ... do I give a shit ?

Depends on whether you remembered to hoard toilet paper, too.

Posted by: Splunge at February 27, 2014 03:40 PM (qyomX)

50 Say, anyone know anything about a human skull with 3 eye sockets, large canines, that glows in the dark? =========== Might be my mother in law.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 03:40 PM (oMKp3)

51 The only person I can see making money with such a venture is Bezos. And the reason he'll make that money is because he's Bezos and knows how to create an entirely new business online and eventually start printing up money from it. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 08:37 PM (Gk3SS) alright, but was it Bexzo's that got a big check from the Govt and something about clouding sourcing for them? or was this another? and Huge Margarita (strawberry)

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:40 PM (nqBYe)

52 -x

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:41 PM (nqBYe)

53 36 Agatha Christie would be proud: http://tinyurl.com/n8n4vjw
Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 08:35 PM (vHRtU)

The Case of the Perjured Parrot


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0673353/



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 27, 2014 03:41 PM (kVfSG)

54 scogg sez , If the dollar crashed ... but I'm up to my ass in horded supplies ... do I give a shit ? well depends on who knows your address

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:42 PM (nqBYe)

55 To this day I have no earthly idea what qualifications Ezra or Matt the Y. possess relative to the topics about which they write ... about. (1) _ admit it, you expected the sentence to end with a preposition.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 27, 2014 03:42 PM (4CVLy)

56 A 100% reliable 'must kill' test: http://tinyurl.com/la6vbhc

Also, is there a market for soiled prophylactics? Awful lot of them over in that corner...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 03:43 PM (vHRtU)

57 and if Bezo's isn't 'that guy' does He like slightly older but not all used up women with a horde of kids ? asking for a friend.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:43 PM (nqBYe)

58 Even that's not going to help SCIgen. We're talking a metaphorical "shit" in this case. A concept without shape or form. But wait, wait ... it get's even worse. "Not Giving a Shit", in this instance, implies a refusal to acknowledge or comply with contemporary societal norms. Don't think Common Core has an approved curriculum to address this. I'm curious if Common Core Math can even count the syllables.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 03:43 PM (6/+vz)

59 this day I have no earthly idea what qualifications Ezra or Matt the Y. p ------------ I like playing with horse semen. Does that count?

Posted by: Matty Y. at February 27, 2014 03:44 PM (Aif/5)

60 giggles, sorry i'm into my cups or glass or whatever.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:44 PM (nqBYe)

61 30 years ago men were trying to figure out how to get rid of facial hair.


Devolution is always the answer where society is heading

Posted by: phreshone at February 27, 2014 03:45 PM (Q6pxP)

62 Did you know that a piece of string is infinite in length?

Posted by: CAC at February 27, 2014 03:46 PM (w4IDR)

63 perhaps the bubble would not POP if they actually reported .

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:46 PM (nqBYe)

64 on the plus side, I just realized that I have all the gear lying around to redneck engineer myself a sous vide cooking system. Suck it, Amazon. I don't need to order anything from you. Except some pink salt for making bacon. Damn you, Amazon!

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 27, 2014 03:46 PM (4CVLy)

65 53 well depends on who knows your address Given the nature of some of the supplies ... I like my chances.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 03:46 PM (6/+vz)

66 Buried all my gold, you c*cks*ckers. Can't trust a f*ckin' bank!

Posted by: zombie 1850s california guy at February 27, 2014 03:46 PM (2ftsL)

67 Might be my mother in law. Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 08:40 PM (oMKp3) You sent your mother in law to the barrel? That's harsh.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 03:46 PM (0FSuD)

68 facial hair transplants, except in cases of facial scarring, should only be performed in conjunction with castrations.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 03:47 PM (rDidD)

69 sniffs Cac's glass.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:47 PM (nqBYe)

70 50 and Huge Margarita Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 08:40 PM (nqBYe) ------------------------- Okay, okay, maybe I still have the extra 5-10 pounds from the holidays, but that "huge" bit is way out of line. Besides, Lent's coming up and I'll take it off.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2014 03:47 PM (dfYL9)

71 Ace will always be here. **crosses fingers** So we're waiting for some kind of Second Coming or something? Or was that the last thread?

Posted by: filbert at February 27, 2014 03:47 PM (roTS7)

72 your mother in law had a facial hair transplant?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 03:48 PM (rDidD)

73 I don't think CAC got that bit of inspiration from a glass.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 03:48 PM (6/+vz)

74 In news of media, WWE is having their first big live event on the new WWE Network they launched Monday. It's NXT Arrival. NXT is WWE's development effort down in Florida. It's where the ex-football players and college wrestlers and bodybuilders and indie wrestling geeks go to train for the WWE. Minor league basically. If you get signed to WWE you typically go train there for a couple years. Anyway, an interesting example of the changing media landscape. If you are a pro wrestling fan it's kind of a big deal.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 03:48 PM (ZPrif)

75 I just met a thing down here that claims to be Grammie's MIL, but I think it's just Janet Reno.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 03:48 PM (vHRtU)

76 allegories , a telling of history in understandable terms Moishe attained what actual thing look at the times. when eating people and throwing children into volcanoes was a thing. - Yeah but they'll make it up in volume.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 27, 2014 03:48 PM (E+uky)

77 Ah freshness

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 27, 2014 03:48 PM (HVff2)

78 so, how is it that redeye mentions hot air but not the aoshq? when does that hive of dullness and boredom every do anything besides linking to something interesting?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 03:49 PM (rDidD)

79 and Huge Margarita Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 08:40 PM (nqBYe) ------------------------- Okay, okay, maybe I still have the extra 5-10 pounds from the holidays, but that "huge" bit is way out of line. Besides, Lent's coming up and I'll take it off. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2014 08:47 PM (dfYL9) oh my goodness, apologies Love ! you look Fabulous, don't mind me!

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:49 PM (nqBYe)

80 sniffs Cac's glass. Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 08:47 PM (nqBYe) 2 oz Maker's Mark 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup 1 egg white But that doesn't change the fact that a string is infinite in length.

Posted by: CAC at February 27, 2014 03:49 PM (w4IDR)

81 O'R has been bought by Obama? Unbelievable sucking up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 03:49 PM (0FSuD)

82 Say, anyone know anything about a human skull with 3 eye sockets, large canines, that glows in the dark?
Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 08:36 PM (vHRtU)



Yeah.   Don't poke it with a stick.   Also?  Those things in the Barrel aren't sticks. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 03:49 PM (Gk3SS)

83 75 I just met a thing down here that claims to be Grammie's MIL, but I think it's just Janet Reno. =========== Close enough.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 03:50 PM (oMKp3)

84 Also, is there a market for soiled prophylactics?
Party favors and bomboniere!

Posted by: gay wedding planner at February 27, 2014 03:50 PM (2ftsL)

85 2 oz Maker's Mark 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup 1 egg white But that doesn't change the fact that a string is infinite in length. Posted by: CAC at February 27, 2014 08:49 PM (w4IDR) Simply question why are you fucking up Makers Mark? Or is this a hangover cure?

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 03:50 PM (0FSuD)

86 Proof Darwin was right:  http://tinyurl.com/phzgch3

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 03:50 PM (vHRtU)

87 Just realized this ... willow sniffed Cac. I never would have guessed.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 03:50 PM (6/+vz)

88 Wild, wild beavers. We'll ride them some day.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 27, 2014 03:51 PM (E+uky)

89 Say, anyone know anything about a human skull with 3 eye sockets, large canines, that glows in the dark? Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 08:36 PM (vHRtU) you shoulda seen him before it was a skull.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 03:51 PM (rDidD)

90 Just sayin' - what with all this religion talk lately, if I were President I'd totally walk up Mauna Loa or Kila Waia and toss a bottle of gin into the volcano as a sacrifice to what's-her-name. - Which might seem random, unless you were around when ace wrote his "Jesus Cookie" post. In whcih case it makes sense. _

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 27, 2014 03:52 PM (4CVLy)

91 88 Wild, wild beavers. We'll ride them some day. Call me, bring a ribbed condom!

Posted by: St Sandra at February 27, 2014 03:52 PM (0FSuD)

92 niffs Cac's glass. Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 08:47 PM (nqBYe) 2 oz Maker's Mark 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup 1 egg white But that doesn't change the fact that a string is infinite in length. Posted by: CAC at February 27, 2014 08:49 PM (w4IDR) well ok, but how does that taste after a glass of red wine and a strawberry margarita? and don't get stringy with me i'm feelin a little strung out.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:52 PM (nqBYe)

93 45 Wasn't Ezra the original Pajama Boy? Or at least the inspiration for the Pajama Boy concept? Posted by: George Orwell at February 27, 2014 08:39 PM (oG53/) Ezra was built in a laboratory from parts taken from Chris Hayes, Paul Krugman, Matty Yglesias, and Rachel Maddow

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 03:53 PM (aTXUx)

94 Thanks! Posted by: California couple
The real estate dealer did tell you about the Indian graveyard I dug up, pissed on, and then reburied upside down, didn't he? The gold was meant to placate them but it's probably okay now.

Posted by: zombie 1850s california guy at February 27, 2014 03:53 PM (2ftsL)

95 Thank you, willow.


I assume that Bezos takes as much money from as many sources as he can get.


Here.  The Horde will appreciate this.


http://bit.ly/1hFiLQy



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 03:53 PM (Gk3SS)

96 Well ... it is infinite in length.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2014 03:54 PM (6/+vz)

97 Devolution is always the answer where society is heading



Well, duh.

Posted by: Zombie Bob Casale at February 27, 2014 03:54 PM (vgH+s)

98 ibid the "why fuck up Maker's Mark" - that's what Evan Williams is for. I once knew a guy who made screwdrivers using Stolichaya with Tang. By choice. I shit thee not.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 27, 2014 03:54 PM (4CVLy)

99 "when does that hive of dullness and boredom every do anything besides linking to something interesting?"

Well their boss is holding a fundraiser for Mitch McConnell, I guess that's something.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 27, 2014 03:55 PM (IV4od)

100 Wasn't Ezra the original Pajama Boy? Or at least the inspiration for the Pajama Boy concept? Posted by: George Orwell at February 27, 2014 08:39 PM (oG53/) Ezra is the love child of Joy Behar and David Frum

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 03:55 PM (aTXUx)

101 allegories , a telling of history in understandable terms Moishe attained what actual thing look at the times. when eating people and throwing children into volcanoes was a thing. - Yeah but they'll make it up in volume. Posted by: WalrusRex at February 27, 2014 08:48 PM (E+uky) deja vous did we meet a while ago/

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 03:55 PM (nqBYe)

102 "when does that hive of dullness and boredom every do anything besides linking to something interesting?" Well their boss is holding a fundraiser for Mitch McConnell, I guess that's something. Posted by: lowandslow yeah, so, look around, if we need a fundraiser it is for a new roof, or some bigger buckets to put under the holes in this roof.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 03:56 PM (rDidD)

103 98 ibid the "why fuck up Maker's Mark" - that's what Evan Williams is for. I once knew a guy who made screwdrivers using Stolichaya with Tang. By choice. I shit thee not. Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 27, 2014 08:54 PM (4CVLy) Never ceases to amaze me that people order a high in Vodka to make a Screwdriver or Bloody Mary. How fucking stupid are people. I get insulted when the staff asks me what vodka do I want with my Bloody Mary. What do you think you idiot, the cheapest and the most.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 03:57 PM (0FSuD)

104 Funny, I don't recall seeing this on the local TV news: CO Senator Mark Udall's son Jedediah Lee Fox-Udall was arrested on January 30 after breaking into a home and four cars. Found it in the UK Mail online.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 27, 2014 03:57 PM (aq/zi)

105 I once knew a guy who made screwdrivers using Stolichaya with Tang. By choice. I shit thee not. =========== .......toddles off to the kitchen in search of a clean glass and that jar of Tang that Aunt May left two Christmases ago ......

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 03:57 PM (oMKp3)

106 Ezra was built in a laboratory from parts taken from Chris Hayes, Paul Krugman, Matty Yglesias, and Rachel Maddow I want to think about Maddow parts about as much as . . . Uh . . .

Posted by: filbert at February 27, 2014 03:58 PM (roTS7)

107 I have offered Ezra a job as my special assistant. Very, very special...

Posted by: Harry Reid at February 27, 2014 03:58 PM (9mJox)

108 107 I have offered Ezra a job as my special assistant. Very, very special... Posted by: Harry Reid at February 27, 2014 08:58 PM (9mJox) Liar. Your assistant said I was too old.

Posted by: Ezra at February 27, 2014 03:59 PM (0FSuD)

109 Weird rumors about airports in Sevastopol on twitter

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 04:00 PM (ZPrif)

110 I provided the dick. Any problems with that, asshole? >(

Posted by: rachel madcow at February 27, 2014 04:00 PM (2ftsL)

111 redditcom ‏@redditcom #news Sevastopol airport in Ukraine taken over by armed men http://adf.ly/eA7MO

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 04:00 PM (ZPrif)

112 45 Wasn't Ezra the original Pajama Boy? Or at least the inspiration for the Pajama Boy concept? Posted by: George Orwell at February 27, 2014 08:39 PM (oG53/) Maddow, Klein, Pajama Boy, Hayes--all of them are smug myopic clones created by the villain Polar Vortex in his subterranean Antarctic lair. However, they're pretty useless as most viewers/readers find them silly or just flat-out unimpressive. The progs love 'em though, gawd knows why. The hipster glasses and the snarky attitude?

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 27, 2014 04:00 PM (/cUUk)

113 Hey, there's a bar of soap down here with 'Sistema Penitenciario Cubano de Maricon' stamped on it. I ain't bending over to pick it up, but if you want it I'll kick it over the base of the ladder...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 04:00 PM (vHRtU)

114 Open Thread Compliance pic for Morons who love gingers, full body rubber and leather suits, guns, and of course.. boobehs http://tinyurl.com/kuvxnjh

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 04:01 PM (aTXUx)

115 iirc, Ezra wrote a jeremiad while he was one of the writers at Salon (I think) He waxed philosophical about his role in the culture wars - was he just Elf #139,994 fighting against Orc 839,999 by wielding his pen. Soon thereafter he was snatched away to a high-paying Lefty writing and has been Making Shit Up ever since. For money. Meanwhile ace toils away in relative obscurity. Were ace a lesser ewok he'd have left All This for that Amway gig he'd been invited to years ago.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 27, 2014 04:01 PM (4CVLy)

Posted by: crichton ringing a bell and pointing at a photo of Harry Reid at February 27, 2014 04:01 PM (2ftsL)

117 Flatbush Joe That doesn't sound good.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 04:01 PM (oMKp3)

118 Klein is a gollum fashioned from Madcow's turds.

Posted by: dick cheese at February 27, 2014 04:01 PM (QupBk)

119 So all the journalists are the best and brightest and most accomplished ever! When everyone is special, nobody is special. They can spend all the money they want and layer on the accolades, but if nobody cares to read them, it's just a waste of time, effort, and money. The wealthy don't stay that way for long pouring good money after bad.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 27, 2014 04:01 PM (DmNpO)

120 Well, I guess the old prospector was very successful in keeping the money away from his wife and kids, nephews, cousins, etc.

Didn't hide it from Uncle Sam though.  LOL.  Neither the income nor the estate tax was in effect at the time.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 27, 2014 04:02 PM (V70Uh)

121 Wait, fucking Megan clone is running her show? WTF. Show us your tits!

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 04:02 PM (0FSuD)

122 http://tinyurl.com/lhfqtkc

Completely unedited and unread. No, Really!

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 04:02 PM (vHRtU)

123 110 I provided the dick. Any problems with that, asshole? >( Posted by: rachel madcow My, aren't we cocky. First of all, there's a difference between a dick and a strap-on. Or so they tell me.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 27, 2014 04:03 PM (/cUUk)

124 edditcom ‏@redditcom #news Sevastopol airport in Ukraine taken over by armed men http://adf.ly/eA7MO Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 09:00 PM (ZPrif) so the Crimea and this now? well i guess Putin might as well grasp the freely given up.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2014 04:03 PM (nqBYe)

125 I trump you with soulless ginger elf http://is.gd/ppgUeC

Posted by: dick cheese at February 27, 2014 04:03 PM (QupBk)

126 Back when men were men and women were gun molls. http://tinyurl.com/3pc25r4

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 27, 2014 04:04 PM (E+uky)

127 I didn't say the dick was mine just that I provided it.
>(

Posted by: rachel madcow at February 27, 2014 04:04 PM (2ftsL)

128 EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS by Charles Mackay On more than one occasion I recommended this insightful look into human folly to you morons. Have any of you ever read it? Of course not.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 04:05 PM (tyz5J)

129 @RT_com: DEVELOPING: #Simferopol airport continues to operate normally after gunmen took control of it http://on.rt.com/daoy96 #Ukraine

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 04:05 PM (ZPrif)

130 Look what I found in the back of an old gun safe:  http://tinyurl.com/lr5b58v

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 04:05 PM (vHRtU)

131 Open Thread Compliance pic with stiletto heels, seamed stockings, and a rifle I would know if I knew my guns http://tinyurl.com/km2xqas

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 04:05 PM (aTXUx)

132 A couple of items for the 'Open" part of the thread: 1. It looks like there will be two more NFL playoff games in 2015: http://t.co/RKYY6kIEFT 2. If I understand this correctly, it seems that SCOTUS has cleared the way for police to simply arrest the dissenting party when requesting consent to search where more than one party is present. A person arrested is no longer considered to be on premises, thus consent is not required. http://t.co/XStR9nifIE

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 27, 2014 04:06 PM (DmNpO)

133 There's a siamese kitten trying to lick a hole in my shirt right now, and sadly, that's not code for anything. Little bastard thinks my shoulder is a teat.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 27, 2014 04:06 PM (ZshNr)

134 Ahhh..., poor horde saps. Hammer ran across his copy of "Latin For All Occasions" today. This means that you will pelted with meaningless Latin phrases, in which you have no interest at all. Potesne plus pecuniae in mensa ponere?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 04:07 PM (aDwsi)

135 Oh we're posting gingers?

'k


http://bit.ly/1mJND5v

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 04:07 PM (Gk3SS)

136 Posted by: Lincolntf at February 27, 2014 09:06 PM (ZshNr) My second favorite cat ever was a Siamese.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 04:07 PM (oMKp3)

137 Putin on the shitz

Posted by: Crimea a river at February 27, 2014 04:07 PM (/cUUk)

138 Oh we're posting gingers? 'k http://bit.ly/1mJND5v *** I'm thinking she might be natural.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 27, 2014 04:08 PM (DmNpO)

139 My second favorite cat ever was a Siamese. Posted by: grammie ----------------- Even as we speak, one is rubbing against my leg.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 04:08 PM (aDwsi)

140 Similar to the govt buildings, nobody seems sure who these armed men are.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 04:09 PM (ZPrif)

141 126 Back when men were men and women were gun molls. Did anyone notice that all of the thugs shoes were shined, except one guy? The first one has a fucking handkerchief in his suit pocket. He'd be a cover picture for GQ.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 04:09 PM (0FSuD)

142 Putin on the blitz

Posted by: Crimea river at February 27, 2014 04:09 PM (/cUUk)

143 Maybe the British Army will go to the Crimea to liberate it.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 27, 2014 04:10 PM (V70Uh)

144 Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 09:08 PM (aDwsi) My Siamese was never the same after my first child was born. Crazy jealous. Sibling rivalry, as it were.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2014 04:10 PM (oMKp3)

145 >>Even as we speak, one is rubbing against my leg. Posted by: Mike Hammer It becomes confusing when you post this in the middle of an exchange about gingers.

Posted by: Aviator at February 27, 2014 04:11 PM (3rrMW)

146 "Putin on the blitz

Posted by: Crimea river at February 27, 2014 09:09 PM (/cUUk)"


Threadwinner!!

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 27, 2014 04:11 PM (V70Uh)

147 As if you needed a reason to go to an indoor shooting range http://tinyurl.com/km7z5aq

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 04:11 PM (aTXUx)

148 "Today, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups. Ms. Martin revealed to the committee that Tea Party Patriots’ long-sought tax-exempt status was granted one day before the hearing.

“Tea Party Patriots received a call just before the hearing. The IRS finally has decided — after 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days, after thousands of man-hours, after tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees – to approve our 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status. And this is not political?”

Posted by: Lizzy at February 27, 2014 04:11 PM (aq/zi)

149 Maybe the British Army will go to the Crimea to liberate it. *** I posted Tennyson in the sidebar this morning. This year is the 160th anniversary of Balaclava.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 27, 2014 04:11 PM (DmNpO)

150 I guess this ginger shit is a warm up for st pats day? Hey Mardi Gras in next Tuesday! http://tinyurl.com/6aed6

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 04:12 PM (0FSuD)

151 At this stage, though, there are now hundreds of armed men with military gear, operating with military training, taking over most of the most important buildings and structures on the Crimean peninsula. Obvious conclusion would be it's somebody's military. Still open question whether it's Russia or rebel Ukrainian units, I guess.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 04:12 PM (ZPrif)

152 This little guy is a halfie, but looks like a textbook drawing of a Siamese cat. His mother was Siamese, father was from parts unknown. We have him and his brother, the brother is the shaggiest black/white/silver fluffball you've ever seen, doesn't look a bit Siamese. He has an affinity for biting my chin in the middle of the night. I don't question it anymore.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 27, 2014 04:12 PM (ZshNr)

153 Back when men wore pinstripes, fedoras, and wingtip shoes. And women were zaftig and had unbecoming hairdos. And Mae West issued smoky-voiced double entendres.

Posted by: Bet that's not a gun in your pocket at February 27, 2014 04:13 PM (/cUUk)

154 Nood.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at February 27, 2014 04:13 PM (vHRtU)

155 The Hidden Insult is the perfect application for Latin. For instance, you say, "Stercorem pro cerebro habes." When asked, you say that it means,"That's certainly food for thought." But as an astute Latin scholar you know that it actually means,"You have shit for brains."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 04:14 PM (aDwsi)

156 Ahhh..., poor horde saps. Hammer ran across his copy of "Latin For All Occasions" today. This means that you will pelted with meaningless Latin phrases, in which you have no interest at all.

Potesne plus pecuniae in mensa ponere?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 09:07 PM (aDwsi)



eh...haerere in eo asinus tuus. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2014 04:14 PM (FMbng)

157 143 Maybe the British Army will go to the Crimea to liberate it. Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 27, 2014 09:10 PM (V70Uh) Nah, the Brits don't give a shit about Christians anymore.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 04:15 PM (0FSuD)

158 You ain't lived till you've had a Ginger Siamese

Posted by: in Bangkok at February 27, 2014 04:15 PM (/cUUk)

159 Back when men wore pinstripes, fedoras, and wingtip shoes. And women were zaftig and had unbecoming hairdos. And Mae West issued smoky-voiced double entendres. Posted by: Bet that's not a gun in your pocket
----------------------------------------------

My 94 year old USMC WWII Vet neighbor pulled up next to my mailbox while I was checking the mail. His son was driving. My old neighbor was dressed to the nines. VERY nice suit, tie, fedora.

We're good friends. His son said (under his breath), "I just took dad to the dentist."

A different day back then.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 04:16 PM (4Mv1T)

160 It's often hard to tell, but traditional publications still need to turn a profit. Profit? Evil!!!!!!

Posted by: Democrat Idiot at February 27, 2014 04:18 PM (AQTz3)

161 Open Thread Compliance pic with gun, lingerie, garter holster, and blonde pornstar hair http://tinyurl.com/ka88mua

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 04:19 PM (aTXUx)

162 Open Thread Compliance pic with gun, lingerie, garter holster, and blonde pornstar hair

http://tinyurl.com/ka88mua
Posted by: kbdabear
----------------------------------------

Looks like a Hi Power. The gun, that is.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 04:20 PM (4Mv1T)

163 Just FYI and asking if anyone knows where a running copy is. The House Oversight hearing from this morning was hosted on YouTube, but it has been taken down. It is not available as I can see on Thomas. My guess is that someone has flagged it for removal and YouTube has taken it down. Does anyone know where a working recording of this morning's hearing might be?

Posted by: The Liberty Dude at February 27, 2014 04:21 PM (iAWQF)

164 This woman gives me that Sarah Connor vibe ... http://tinyurl.com/n42sdoe

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 04:22 PM (aTXUx)

165 Sounds like the Crimea is about to go pear shaped. Could be wrong of course as this stuff always seem to head to blows and then eases up.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 27, 2014 04:26 PM (oFCZn)

166 And finally, boots, leopard string bikini, gun, and plentiful sideboob http://tinyurl.com/lza5jnc

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 04:26 PM (aTXUx)

167 Sounds like the Crimea is about to go pear shaped.

Could be wrong of course as this stuff always seem to head to blows and then eases up.

 

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 27, 2014 09:26 PM

 

 

huhuhuhuh uh huhuhuh... you said "blows"... huhuhuh

Posted by: butthead at February 27, 2014 04:28 PM (9gNQd)

168 http://bit.ly/1hFiLQy Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 08:53 PM (Gk3SS) Saw that on Arf today, were you there?

Posted by: J. Random Dude at February 27, 2014 04:33 PM (8OfdL)

169 Ezra was built in a laboratory from parts taken from Chris Hayes, Paul Krugman, Matty Yglesias, and Rachel Maddow We have the parts. We have the technology. Doo doo doo... The $40 million dollar Bionic Retard. Imagine the Steve Austin bionic sound effect playing when Ezra cracks a douchey smirk or he's typing.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 27, 2014 04:34 PM (oFCZn)

170 And I've got that ginger on my drive. ::squints:: You're not stalking me, are you?

Posted by: J. Random Dude at February 27, 2014 04:35 PM (8OfdL)

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 04:38 PM (T1005)

172 Fuck. Nood, for those of you hanging about this thread.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at February 27, 2014 04:39 PM (8OfdL)

173 I lurk, therefor I am....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 04:39 PM (T1005)

174 125 I trump you with soulless ginger elf http://is.gd/ppgUeC Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 09:07 PM (Gk3SS) Well played, Miss Alex

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 04:42 PM (aTXUx)

175 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 09:07 PM (Gk3SS) Check ... Mate http://tinyurl.com/lk8dbdm

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 04:47 PM (aTXUx)

176 @134 I have it Hammer, and the "sequel" too, but I think Beard's Latin composition is kind of..."inelegant" is what Ovid fans say...

It's schoolboy Latin. Hilarious content, but there's no concision.
But he's an old Harvard Lampooner, and that's what they do. It is fun.

Posted by: Stringer "Coup Coup" Davis at February 27, 2014 05:01 PM (xq1UY)

177 South Carolina is another country. Really. Seriously. Every legislator has home rule. What does that mean. Every legislator has to basically approve everything the state does in his district. State roads change from co to co. Some get paved, some don't. The entire state is a joy and unlike FL they don't have many Yankees except in Hilton Head and South of Charleston. Low taxes, no car inspection, hunt and fish basically all year. What is not to love about the place?

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 06:00 PM (0FSuD)

178 Is that article about the traumatizing 80's shows real? Not that I was a big fan of any of those shows, but I did watch them and for the life of me I can't recall any of those listed episodes. Maybe I'm repressing the memories? Anyway, I now have to try to find the "Too Close for Comfort" episode from the list. The flaming gay neighbor gets gang-raped by a van full of horny women? Intriguing.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at February 27, 2014 07:57 PM (1j9qS)

179 And, in true moron fashion, I post this on the wrong thread. Ooops.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at February 27, 2014 07:58 PM (1j9qS)

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