April 18, 2014

Overnight Open Thread
— Ace

Thanks to Niedermeyer's Dead Horse and the cobs for helping me put this together.

Do you think your kids would appreciate having their Easter baskets stuffed with healthier items? Well sure they would!!! What kid wouldn't love to find an Easter basket stuffed with plastic eggs, inside of which are dried fruits??!!

But the best suggestions have to be: Tea, and Stationery.

Yes, stationery. Because children love quality writing paper.

You know, if you give your kid tea and stationery for Easter, you're kind of giving them permission to kill you in your sleep.

Might as well go whole hog and give your kid a Pet Fart (TM) as a gift.

And while you're breaking your children's hearts with gag gifts for Easter, you might keep in mind that some people treat even rats better than that:


A type of insect has been discovered in which the female has the penis -- well, the "intromittent organ," the thing that gets stuck into the other organ.

It's not really a penis, of course. It's just something she sticks inside of the male to painfully leech the sperm out of him.

A study of four species of the Neotrogla genus showed that the penis-like structure of the female, called a gynosome, is inserted into males and used to receive capsules of nutrient and sperm.

Once within a male, part of the gynosome inflates and projects spines which anchor the two insects together.

The scientists found it impossible to pull coupling males and females apart without causing injury.

The insect has been named "Paul Begala," from the Latin for "fivehead twatmuffin."

To save money, and to like be "green" or whatever, the Netherlands is attempting an experiment on a length of road whereby they take down all the streetlights and provide illumination instead only via glow-in-the-dark paint used for the road lines.

Here's a mock-up (I think) of what that might look like:

glowlines.jpg

You might not think the basic design of the axe could be improved upon after... what, gotta be like 40,000 years of constant human use, right? But these Finns say they've done just that.

The traditional axe is simply a heavy wedge that is swung at the wood. If it has enough momentum, it penetrates into the wood, spreads it and thus splits the wood.

In designing the traditional axe the challenge is to find the optimal wedge shape which both penetrates into the wood and splits it. Too shallow an angle and the axe will not split the wood and too wide and the axe will not penetrate.

In practice, everybody who has tried splitting wood with a traditional axe knows that it takes a lot of power to penetrate and split the wood. Consequently, women and children may have serious trouble operating the traditional axe.

...

When using a traditional axe the work is quite slow. It happens quite often that the axe penetrates into the wood but does not have enough energy to split it. The reason is that there is an enormous amount of friction when the wedge penetrates the wood and tries to split it and this friction consumes the axe’s energy. As a result, you have a log that has the axe stuck firmly inside it. Removing it can be quite challenging at times.

So basically the axe is designed to be used by a powerful man using brute force, and only a small amount of mechanical advantage, to split wood.

The "Leveraxe" is built oddly-- the center of momentum isn't in the middle of the blade, but off to the side. So when it strikes wood, it turns, and in turning, it uses some of the momentum you've given it to split the wood apart.

This video shows what I'm talking about:

So, they built the axe "wrong," making it wiggly and wobbly in the hand instead of straight and solid, deliberately engineering a lot of girlish flopping around into it, to allow a weaker, more feminine sort of man to achieve good results with it.

Gee, I wonder where they got that idea from.

They're showing off new composite photographs from the Hubble space telescope.

Below, a movie of a zoom in from the night sky to a cluster called CLASS B1608+656. I'm not sure if they're implying this is real or really real -- that is, is this actually just a video of the zoom in, or is there CGI animation inserted to make the movement smooth?

I don't know. Cool, though.

Loading player...

Posted by: Ace at 04:03 PM | Comments (881)
Post contains 814 words, total size 7 kb.

1 "Stationery." Like the "e" in "letter," which is how I remember it.

Posted by: TB at April 18, 2014 04:06 PM (8u/5i)

2 What kid wouldn't love to find an Easter basket stuffed with plastic eggs, inside of which are dried fruits??!!/

I have you know I use moisturizer.. *sniff*

Posted by: Bawney Fwank [/i][/b] at April 18, 2014 04:06 PM (ujux6)

3 No way!

Posted by: navybrat at April 18, 2014 04:06 PM (JgC5a)

4 Stationery. Because I'm a pedantic asshole. Sorry.

Posted by: Andy in Colorado at April 18, 2014 04:07 PM (iTwmT)

5 Uh, it's stationery. With an "e"

I denounce myself in advance as a pedantic asshole.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 18, 2014 04:07 PM (jpc8l)

6 Good grief Andy how'd we do that?!

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 18, 2014 04:07 PM (jpc8l)

7 Big Egg is pulling the strings, we all know that.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 04:08 PM (ZshNr)

8 Nice ONT Ace.... Which is a newish thing.. The Teddy Bear thing... Like I said WRT Andre Johnson...I've been bored, I've never been THAT bored...... Y'all have a nice evening

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2014 04:08 PM (TE35l)

9 op cit. 'e' instead of 'a' fwiw, I hate when people correct my pronuncination.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 18, 2014 04:09 PM (4CVLy)

10 And my axe.

Posted by: Girli, Gimli's annoying little sister at April 18, 2014 04:09 PM (30eLQ)

11 Red planet rising in the east right now around these parts. Just about the only "star" in the sky and red. That means its beer run time.

Posted by: People Corporation at April 18, 2014 04:10 PM (pf+hU)

12 Wait...Ace...ONT...Ace...ONT... /head asplodes

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Cylon/Cetacian hybrid at April 18, 2014 04:10 PM (m9V0o)

13 Bat Chain Puller must be a plagiarist in addition to being a pedantic asshole.

Posted by: Andy in Colorado at April 18, 2014 04:10 PM (iTwmT)

14 well, this is a pleasant surprise g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 04:11 PM (KCxzN)

15 But the best suggestions have to be: Tea, and Stationery. Yes, stationery. Because children love quality writing paper. All I got for Easter as a kid was….Kaboomƒ

Posted by: Some at April 18, 2014 04:11 PM (yz6yg)

16 My wish is that my sons might live in an America when the First Lady, upon being upbraided about using actual eggs for the Easter Egg roll, can reply to the upbraiders: "Get Over Yourselves" and get a bump in her approval ratings.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 18, 2014 04:11 PM (4CVLy)

17 12 Brother Cavil, Yp...pics and everything... The Ewok done good...must be a blood moon apocalypse

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2014 04:12 PM (TE35l)

18 Ewok ONT. Be careful kiddies

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:12 PM (HVff2)

19 And on stationary not being a gift... meh. Some kids like to draw. Or, when they're older, to map out dungeon corridors / wilderness locations on square / hex paper. But I wouldn't know anything about that

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2014 04:12 PM (30eLQ)

20 "It's not really a penis, of course. It's just something she sticks inside of the male to painfully leech the sperm out of him." ***** Hillary just pulls their balls off

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at April 18, 2014 04:13 PM (/vO0r)

21 Ewok ONT. Be careful kiddies Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:12 PM (HVff2) Don't ONTs come with an extra ration of Valu-Rite if Ace posts them?

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 18, 2014 04:13 PM (yz6yg)

22 The Left's Mark for Modern Sinners Between Harry Reid's Koch Bros. insignia and Eric Holder's special bracelets for gun owners, the Left loves marking their enemies as 'the other'. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=5570

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 04:13 PM (AymDN)

23 >>It's not really a penis, of course. It's just something she sticks inside of the male to painfully leech the sperm out of him. It's called a divorce attorney

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:13 PM (HVff2)

24 Jurassic Park VI: The Howard the Duckening

Posted by: --- at April 18, 2014 04:14 PM (MMC8r)

25 20 Sean Bannion, That or you can trade the draino er high quality hooch for a hobo skinning knife.... //Monty Haul

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2014 04:15 PM (TE35l)

26 That's what she said.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 04:15 PM (ZshNr)

27 Stationery in an Easter basket is real retarded, sir. I mean, who needs to write.

Posted by: Rachel Jenteal at April 18, 2014 04:15 PM (08jH8)

28
Easter baskets stuffed with healthier items?



by Nicole McDermott - About

Nothing makes me happier than playing with puppies (and talking to them like they're human beings). I'm a big fan of coloring, preferably with chalk or crayons.

BTW - this woman is a college grad, in her mid-twenties.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2014 04:17 PM (kdS6q)

29 "The "Leveraxe" is built oddly-- the head moves, swivels around, on the handle. So when it strikes wood, it turns, and in turning, it uses some of the momentum you've given it to split the wood apart." Still need a considerable amount of momentum to cleave the wood, even with the side wedge addition. And that log in the video looks like a good aged piece of wood. Still wouldn't use the thing to battle Orcs, Orks, or Elves...

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 04:17 PM (WlWt+)

30 They can have my chocolate bunny when they pry it from my sugar induced napping hands.

Posted by: Dendritic's grand kid at April 18, 2014 04:18 PM (75hfB)

31 Ace just set paleontology back 200 years. Nice one, bro.

Posted by: eman at April 18, 2014 04:18 PM (AO9UG)

32 I demand my own restrooms!!!

Posted by: "confused" insect at April 18, 2014 04:19 PM (08jH8)

33 28 Easter baskets stuffed with healthier items? ---- Not to far fetched, I remember Christmas stockings with socks, underwear & handkerchiefs. Once a lump of coal.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:19 PM (HVff2)

34 Nothing makes me happier than playing with puppies (and talking to them like they're human beings). I'm a big fan of coloring, preferably with chalk or crayons. BTW - this woman is a college grad, in her mid-twenties. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2014 09:17 PM (kdS6q) But you'd still hit it, right?

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 18, 2014 04:19 PM (yz6yg)

35 Headed to sleepy town now. Give me a good classic rock tune to send me off...

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 04:19 PM (ZshNr)

36 This new type of axe actually was invented 40,000 years ago. The inventor got the shit kicked out of him and the world's first atomic wedgie.

Posted by: eman at April 18, 2014 04:20 PM (AO9UG)

37 Headed to sleepy town now. Give me a good classic rock tune to send me off... Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 09:19 PM (ZshNr) Sure you don't want a rock ballad?

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 18, 2014 04:20 PM (yz6yg)

38 >>>Headed to sleepy town now. Give me a good classic rock tune to send me off...<<<



Enter Sandman... duh.

Posted by: Metallica at April 18, 2014 04:21 PM (08jH8)

39 Ace doing an ONT? I can but hope that the sloth is on standby…

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 04:21 PM (AymDN)

40 Oh, what fresh Hell is this?

Posted by: Night of a thousand bannings at April 18, 2014 04:21 PM (wu/TK)

41 35 Headed to sleepy town now. Give me a good classic rock tune to send me off... Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 09:19 PM (ZshNr) Lola

Posted by: eman at April 18, 2014 04:22 PM (AO9UG)

42 What else to do during a "blood moon" eclipse than shoot a green laser at the moon? http://tinyurl.com/lg37rox

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 04:22 PM (WlWt+)

43 What the lever ax does is make it easier for the unskilled to split wood. If you've done much splitting you may have learned to put a little twist into it just at the moment the blade strikes the wood. This technique will often split off a piece like you see in the video and the head not stick in the log. Timing is critical. The lever ax apparently will perform the technique for you.

Posted by: hairless mule at April 18, 2014 04:22 PM (Zfb8y)

44 Headed to sleepy town now. Give me a good classic rock tune to send me off... Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 09:19 PM This should help you sleep.... http://youtu.be/mwyg2YpxdrE

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 04:23 PM (KCxzN)

45 You suggest it, I'll annoy the cats with it. Seriously, I've re-listened all my favorites to death.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 04:23 PM (ZshNr)

46
But you'd still hit it, right?
Posted by: Sean Bannion




She's Canadian.  Pretty sure they've got that penis-like vagina thing mentioned above.

So -- let's put her down as a "maybe".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2014 04:23 PM (kdS6q)

47 What kid wouldn't love to find an Easter basket stuffed with plastic eggs, inside of which are dried fruits??!! Plastic eggs which abruptly get thrown at you or on the floor followed by screaming and crying.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 04:23 PM (8c12T)

48 Once within a male, part of the gynosome inflates and projects spines which anchor the two insects together.

Now THAT is rape-rape!

Posted by: Whoopi Goldberg at April 18, 2014 04:24 PM (hJauc)

49 I suppose I'm getting old. I remember when we used to actually dye real hard-boiled eggs. So much crasser than made-in-China plastic things stuffed with candy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 04:24 PM (aDwsi)

50 I'm guessing that the gay javelin that the kid invented in "Revenge of the Nerds" was a big influence

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2014 04:24 PM (30eLQ)

51 A type of insect has been discovered in which the female has the penis -- well, the "intromittent organ," the thing that gets stuck into the other organ.
Is it called a 'maddow'?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 04:24 PM (hn5v5)

52 Another Ace ONT? God alp us.

Posted by: Zombie Sherpa at April 18, 2014 04:24 PM (FdIXx)

53 PhotoShop = Sh! Hot Poop

Posted by: Null at April 18, 2014 04:25 PM (xjpRj)

54 >>>It's not really a penis, of course. It's just something she sticks inside of the male to painfully leech the sperm out of him.<<<

And she hasn't used it since Bill was governor of Arkansas.

Posted by: Fritz at April 18, 2014 04:25 PM (oJUxt)

55 She's Canadian. Pretty sure they've got that penis-like vagina thing mentioned above. So -- let's put her down as a "maybe". Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2014 09:23 PM (kdS6q) There ya go. That's the Horde I know!

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 18, 2014 04:25 PM (yz6yg)

56 The Blood rock thing was a dead link.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 04:25 PM (ZshNr)

57 Just found out that my Grandmother has a broken back… Happy f**kin' Easter.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 04:25 PM (AymDN)

58 But the kids would like tea that tastes like candy. For instance: http://twinings.co.uk/twinings-herbal-sensations/butter-mint-sensation It tastes a bit like a Werther's Original. You can't get it in the US unless you pay a fortune for shipping through DHL. It is really good. And I am not a Tea Guy. But when in Britain...

Posted by: AmishDude at April 18, 2014 04:25 PM (T0NGe)

59 NDH The cobs ace Odds are coming out of Vegas it's 12-2 that it was ace who left out some simple command that would have given this post, and the comments a reasonable font size.

Posted by: ghost of... at April 18, 2014 04:25 PM (RYVE/)

60 It's not really a penis, of course. It's just something she sticks inside of the male to painfully leech the sperm out of him. As opposed to a vagina, which is used to (painfully) leech money out of the male.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2014 04:26 PM (FdIXx)

61 And she hasn't used it since Bill was governor of Arkansas. Posted by: Fritz at April 18, 2014 09:25 PM (oJUxt) Ok! Let's pack it up and head home. Thread winner right there. No point in stayin now!!

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 18, 2014 04:26 PM (yz6yg)

62 That mouse he gonna be a circus mouse

Posted by: John Coffey at April 18, 2014 04:26 PM (aTXUx)

63 You suggest it After this week may I suggest Crazy Train by Ozzie Osbourne.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 18, 2014 04:26 PM (thLL8)

64 Note the cupped shape of the blade edge. That surely plays a role in the splitting. I *do* wonder what happens when you strike a hard log, I mean one that the blade doesn't penetrate. I'm thinking the axe is going to rotate and bounce.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 04:26 PM (aDwsi)

65 Oh no Hat. Best wishes for recovery

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2014 04:26 PM (30eLQ)

66 49 I suppose I'm getting old. I remember when we used to actually dye real hard-boiled eggs. So much crasser than made-in-China plastic things stuffed with candy. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 09:24 PM (aDwsi) With the metal egg dippers that fit into electrical receptacles? Yeah coloring eggs one year was electrifying

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:27 PM (HVff2)

67 I remember ace posting an ONT a while back. If memory serves, it didn't end well. Also, I'm zonked. Disney is still fun, and the margaritas at Paradisio 37 are outstanding. The food is good and the waitresses are pleasing to the eye.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 18, 2014 04:27 PM (gJ81s)

68 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:19 PM (HVff2)

yeah!

My cheapskate parents would give me clothes for Christmas. Not nice clothes or special clothes either. Stuff like socks and underwear.

Stuff they HAD TO BUY ME ANYWAY to fend off the Dept of Children or whatever from taking me away to some nicer family.

I was in the service before I found out that WASN'T A NORMAL GIFT.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 04:28 PM (JS0vr)

69 Kateurday Open Thread Compliance Pic http://tinyurl.com/kds89pr

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 04:28 PM (aTXUx)

70 The Blood rock thing was a dead link. Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 09:25 PM My bad. Do you want a working link, or can we call it good? (At least it wasn't Patches...)

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 04:29 PM (KCxzN)

71 Let boobehs be your Smile http://tinyurl.com/mbrpgq3

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 04:29 PM (aTXUx)

72 I want one of those axes they use in The Vikings.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 04:29 PM (8c12T)

73
On the jukebox:

IN THIS MOMENT - Whore

http://youtu.be/GurkREc-q4I?t=50s

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2014 04:29 PM (kdS6q)

74 59 comments are a lot to go look through. That little mouserat makes me think of Ralph the Motercycle Mouse. I've had a few but I'm pretty sure that was a book. Anyone else remember it? I think he drove a toy motorcycle and stole an aspirin to save a life.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 04:30 PM (wqh09)

75 Doesn't it snow in the Netherlands? What if the snow covers the lines?

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 04:30 PM (8c12T)

76 If there are any fellow Mets fans on tonight, the Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pirates for a AAA reliever and a player to be named later

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 04:31 PM (aTXUx)

77 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:28 PM (JS0vr) I shouldn't bitch, my parents grew up during the depression. But....as a kid some candy in the stocking would have been nice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:31 PM (HVff2)

78 "...permission to kill you in your sleep." So very true. Some asshole teacher is always suggesting healthy snacks at the holiday parties so the kids don't get hyper.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 18, 2014 04:32 PM (Q6g1g)

79 69 Kateurday Open Thread Compliance Pic http://tinyurl.com/kds89pr Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 09:28 PM (aTXUx) Meh

Posted by: eman at April 18, 2014 04:33 PM (AO9UG)

80 Posted by: AmishDude at April 18, 2014 09:25 PM (T0NGe) I've seen one's like that (may be different brand) at World Market. The citrus/tea flavor was pretty good.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 04:33 PM (GDulk)

81 I guess I picked the wrong night to start a riot.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2014 04:34 PM (IN7k+)

82 It's a sign of the apocalypse!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 04:34 PM (T1005)

83 Wow. Here I was recently mentioning Ace's prior attempt at an ONT. And then this happens. Is this a thing?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 18, 2014 04:34 PM (oFCZn)

84 Doesn't it snow in the Netherlands? What if the snow covers the lines?
You turn on your Brinkers.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 04:35 PM (hn5v5)

85 So very true. Some asshole teacher is always suggesting healthy snacks at the holiday parties so the kids don't get hyper. Posted by: Seems legit at April 18, 2014 09:32 PM (Q6g1g) Said teacher never has to pick moldy celery sticks from under the bed because that's where the kids stuck them

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 04:35 PM (aTXUx)

86 41 35 Headed to sleepy town now. Give me a good classic rock tune to send me off...  Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 09:19 PM (ZshNr)  ----- Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

Posted by: shredded chi at April 18, 2014 04:35 PM (vztUc)

87 I shouldn't bitch, my parents grew up during the depression. But....as a kid some candy in the stocking would have been nice Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:31 PM (HVff2) Makes me laugh.... My parents were dirt poor but somehow managed to give me a calculater, an alarm clock and a saddle for for Christmas when I was young. I show up to work an hour early every day, I can't add for shit and you couldn't get me on another horse for a million dollars.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 04:36 PM (wqh09)

88 The crows were calling his name, thought Caw.

Posted by: Jack Handey at April 18, 2014 04:36 PM (pf+hU)

89
I'm available for an early evening hook-up, and I'll make it very pleasurable by inserting my gynosom into your anal cavity.  Call me honey!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 18, 2014 04:37 PM (nQjHM)

90 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:28 PM (JS0vr) That's what we celebrated St. Nicholas Day for. Made my parents happy to be able to give us a few non-essentials for Christmas.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 04:37 PM (GDulk)

91 First, you give kids "healthy" treats for Halloween, and then "healthy" treats for Easter? Geez Louise, it's no wonder an entire generation wants to be stoned all the time.....

/can we call social services? that seems like it should be 'child abuse'

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at April 18, 2014 04:38 PM (25HWz)

92 So..., is 'The Gynosome of Satan' is going to become a mainstay here?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 04:38 PM (aDwsi)

93 Oh no Hat. Best wishes for recovery Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2014 09:26 PM (30eLQ) TY

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 04:38 PM (AymDN)

94 Looks like a good one Ace!

Posted by: Zakn at April 18, 2014 04:39 PM (7F9i5)

95 Btw, surely everybody here is hyped up to know that there is now a planned sequel to "Mrs. Doubtfire". You know, that movie from the 90's where Robin Williams dresses up as a grandma to see his kids. http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/04/18/mrs-doubtfire-2-should-make-us-sad/ Also, Mrs. Doubtfire could have easily been a horror movie: http://tinyurl.com/ceqxdag

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 04:39 PM (WlWt+)

96 Anyone else sick and frucking tired of the Sprint Framily plan ads?

Syrias, you guys, what's the deal with the frather being a hamster in the bubble? A hamster doesn't need a phrone line? It makes no sense... well, maaaybe if it was Richard Gere's framily.

Posted by: make 'em stop!!! at April 18, 2014 04:39 PM (08jH8)

97 90 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:28 PM (JS0vr) That's what we celebrated St. Nicholas Day for. Made my parents happy to be able to give us a few non-essentials for Christmas. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 09:37 PM (GDulk) Dam Catholics have all the luck. All I got was a jello salad with carrot shavings in it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:39 PM (HVff2)

98 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 09:25 PM (AymDN) Prayers for your Gramma TPH.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 04:40 PM (GDulk)

99 If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.

Posted by: Jack Handey at April 18, 2014 04:40 PM (pf+hU)

100 >>> Yes, stationery. Because children love quality writing paper. I hated that yellow stuff we had in 1st grade that had big chunks of wood in it.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 18, 2014 04:40 PM (8MjqI)

101 79 69 Kateurday Open Thread Compliance Pic http://tinyurl.com/kds89pr Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 09:28 PM (aTXUx) Meh Posted by: eman at April 18, 2014 09:33 PM (AO9UG) Careful there pal, Ace is hosting this ONT and if I recall his policy on anyone talking smack about Kate will result in a lifetime ban and a drone strike on your house

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 04:40 PM (aTXUx)

102 Wishing a speedy and safe recovery for your Gammie, Hat.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2014 04:41 PM (FdIXx)

103
is 'The Gynosome of Satan' is going to become a mainstay here?
Posted by: Mike Hammer




Not until I've had my day in the sun.

Posted by: Lapland Reindeer Vasectomy

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2014 04:41 PM (kdS6q)

104 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:39 PM (HVff2) Not even Catholic. My dad served in Germany in the Air Force and they picked up the idea there apparently.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 04:41 PM (GDulk)

105 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 09:25 PM (AymDN) Prayers for your Gramma TPH. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 09:40 PM (GDulk) TY

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 04:42 PM (AymDN)

106 Hat, sorry to hear about your granny. Best wishes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:43 PM (HVff2)

107 Twinings is widely available in the US.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 04:43 PM (T1005)

108 Hat, sorry to hear about your granny. Best wishes Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:43 PM (HVff2) TY, and everyone else.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 04:45 PM (AymDN)

109 I ran across this image of Reagan randomly. http://uberhumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/w2LkAGM2.jpg Who is the woman standing behind him?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 18, 2014 04:45 PM (M3hAT)

110 Dam Catholics have all the luck. All I got was a jello salad with carrot shavings in it. Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:39 PM (HVff2) ..................... Count yourself lucky. My mom tried to make the jello but it was spoon edible. Carrots would have upset dad.Dad has a delicate stomach. My mom was the worst cook on the planet. Taco salad was browned hamburger with lettuce (no chips or sauce) Chili was browned hamburger and tomato juice, taverns were browned hamburger and a bun........you get the picture. My husband use to laugh until I took him home one time. Been married 20 yrs and he has eaten mom's cooking one time.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 04:45 PM (wqh09)

111
For your information, we don't fap, we tap tap tap!

Posted by: Neotrogla genus at April 18, 2014 04:45 PM (nQjHM)

112 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 09:25 PM (AymDN) I am very sorry that your grandmother has had this injury, and I hope there is a good prognosis for recovery.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 04:45 PM (bb5+k)

113 I was told there would be lemurs.

Posted by: freaked at April 18, 2014 04:45 PM (JdEZJ)

114 Bleg, I just opened an Etsy shop (link in sock) and would like feedback.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 04:47 PM (GDulk)

115 99 If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. Posted by: Jack Handey at April 18, 2014 09:40 PM (pf+hU) There truly are some wits who inhabit these threads.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 04:47 PM (bb5+k)

116 The crows were calling his name, thought Caw.
Crows have a call that sounds like monkeys in a Tarzan movie. Waa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa!!

Posted by: fluffy at April 18, 2014 04:47 PM (Ua6T/)

117 I like to keep things simple for Easter. You know, just some decorative eggs and such.

Posted by: Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov at April 18, 2014 04:48 PM (8MjqI)

118 How bad is it, Hat? There's broken and broken and broken and broken -- are they talking about putting her in traction, or doing PT?


Here's hopes for an uneventful and speedy recovery either way.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 04:48 PM (T1005)

119 Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 09:45 PM (wqh09 Maybe the gifts were to make up for the meals. My mom was a great cook, her & dad weren't the best gift givers. But they loved us & did the best they could.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:48 PM (HVff2)

120 Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 09:47 PM (bb5+k)

Yeah and their first name is Nit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 04:48 PM (JS0vr)

121 Comments got thin there for a few minutes...did CAC stomp the ONT again?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 04:49 PM (KCxzN)

122 111 Dam Catholics have all the luck. All I got was a jello salad with carrot shavings in it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:39 PM (HVff2)


.....................


Count yourself lucky. My mom tried to make the jello but it was spoon edible. Carrots would have upset dad.Dad has a delicate stomach. My mom was the worst cook on the planet. Taco salad was browned hamburger with lettuce (no chips or sauce) Chili was browned hamburger and tomato juice, taverns were browned hamburger and a bun........you get the picture. My husband use to laugh until I took him home one time. Been married 20 yrs and he has eaten mom's cooking one time. Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 09:45 PM (wqh09) Hide posts from (wqh09)



Are we related?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 04:49 PM (T1005)

123 Use live nude models as the display mannequins, Polliwog.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 04:49 PM (hn5v5)

124 Glow in the dark roads..... Deer and Hogs.... not real sure about this.... but it does look cool!

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at April 18, 2014 04:50 PM (L4CWX)

125 Gunga Din ...water ... water.. Gunga Din.

Posted by: Is this something? at April 18, 2014 04:50 PM (qQk+U)

126 Anyone else remember it? I think he drove a toy motorcycle and stole an aspirin to save a life.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 09:30 PM (wqh09)



The Mouse and the Motorcycle, still have a copy.



What? I have a 3 year old grandson.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 04:50 PM (DA9Jf)

127 Hey, hot peeps!

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 04:50 PM (8lmkt)

128 GGE; did you go to the Mustang event in NC the other day?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 04:52 PM (KCxzN)

129 I hated boring dinners like meatloaf and green beans. Then I went away to college and craves the stuff.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 04:52 PM (8c12T)

130 Yikes Hat, hope the recovery prognosis is good.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 04:52 PM (DA9Jf)

131 Polliwog, good presentation. The dress dummy makes the items much more appealing than if they were laid out flat. Do you want the date in your photos?

Posted by: fluffy at April 18, 2014 04:52 PM (Ua6T/)

132 hey, Peaches

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 04:52 PM (KCxzN)

133 The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary is still alive. She's 98.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 18, 2014 04:53 PM (oFCZn)

134 Hat, best wishes

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 04:54 PM (KCxzN)

135 130 I hated boring dinners like meatloaf and green beans. Then I went away to college and craves the stuff. Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 09:52 PM (8c12T) There are some things I haven't touched since I left home in 1978

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:54 PM (HVff2)

136 Hey Peaches check out Polliwog Ette's Etsy shop (115 link in sock)

Us male types may not have good opinions to give.

(andycanuck I'm looking at you.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 04:54 PM (JS0vr)

137 So you're not the frozen Peaches tonight?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 04:54 PM (hn5v5)

138 GGE; did you go to the Mustang event in NC the other day?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 09:52 PM (KCxzN)



It's still going on, but no. Had to work Wednesday and Thursday, I think tomorrow is the last day. There's another big event being held simultaneously in Vegas, FWIW.



I wouldn't have gone anyway, I hate battling crowds and traffic, and by the videos and pics I've seen there was plenty of both.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 04:54 PM (DA9Jf)

139 Best wishes for Gramma Hat

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 18, 2014 04:54 PM (DL2i+)

140 Hey! What did I do?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 04:55 PM (hn5v5)

141 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 09:25 PM (AymDN)

Ah, sweetie, that sucks.  Prayers up.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 04:55 PM (8lmkt)

142 Come on. At least I specified "live" models!

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 04:55 PM (hn5v5)

143 Are we related? Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:49 PM (T1005) ............. Dear Lord there are 2 of us?

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 04:56 PM (wqh09)

144 I am very sorry that your grandmother has had this injury, and I hope there is a good prognosis for recovery. Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 09:45 PM (bb5+k) How bad is it, Hat? There's broken and broken and broken and broken -- are they talking about putting her in traction, or doing PT? Here's hopes for an uneventful and speedy recovery either way. Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:48 PM (T1005) It's not good. She's been moved to a home where she'll get 24/7 medical care. Doubtful she'll make a full recovery. This is addition to her no longer remembering loved ones, as well as her suffering from Mylodysplastic syndrome. Seeing her on Easter. Hopefully this isn't her last.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 04:56 PM (AymDN)

145

I love the idea for 'portioned' candy...anybody with a candy bowl at work knows how well that'll work!

 

My nephews asked for chocolate bunnies and that's what they're getting. (little cousin asked for princess jellybeans! Which are shimmery and kind of adorable).

Posted by: Lea at April 18, 2014 04:56 PM (/bd0t)

146 115 Bleg, I just opened an Etsy shop (link in sock) and would like feedback. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 09:47 PM (GDulk) Wow! You have some gorgeous work there! Just lovely.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2014 04:56 PM (oMKp3)

147 Bleg, I just opened an Etsy shop (link in sock) and would like feedback.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 09:47 PM (GDulk)


wow, Polli, very nice!!!! 

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 04:57 PM (8lmkt)

148 I've been buying jolly rancher jelly beans & all my kids are gone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 04:57 PM (HVff2)

149 I linked some of these in the last thread, but here is SpaceX's webcast of today's launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od-lON4bTyQ Liftoff is at about 39:50, but before then there are some segments showing their factory that are worth watching. At ignition, a column of dirty water shot up and doused the rocket. Here is a good photo showing it streaked with mud as it departs the launch pad. Click the photo to enlarge, or click the file name to download it. https://tinyurl.com/lagvqbf The photo also shows Falcon 9's landing legs. I'm pretty sure this is the first time in history that an orbital launch vehicle was fitted with landing legs. Up till now, that sort of thing was only found in science fiction. There have been several tweets indicating that the test was successful, and the first stage made a soft landing on the ocean surface. Here is footage of the F9R test vehicle released today. This is what first stage recovery will ultimately look like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjWqQPWmsY All in all, today was a great day in space history.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 04:57 PM (sdi6R)

150 Regarding the girl bug penis: Professionally butthurt SF blogger Analee Newitz emits a professionally butthurt blog post about how butthurt she is that this STRONG FEMALE INSECT CHARACTER is diminished by having her unique snowflake girl bug parts called a penis. Because penises are yucky. (N.B.: Newitz's girlfriend is an ex-dude.)

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 04:58 PM (xaTUa)

151 Seeing her on Easter. Hopefully this isn't her last. Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 09:56 PM (AymDN) I'm so sorry to hear of your grandma's condition. I'll add her to my prayers this evening.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2014 04:58 PM (oMKp3)

152 Do you want the date in your photos? Posted by: fluffy at April 18, 2014 09:52 PM (Ua6T/) Hadn't quite decided. It proves they're recent but may be distracting. Eldest Kidlet is my photographer so I'll need to talk to her about that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 04:58 PM (GDulk)

153 Whoops: here's the link, in case you want to see it. http://io9.com/your-penis-is-getting-in-the-way-of-my-science-1564473352

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 04:59 PM (xaTUa)

154 I see that Healthy Easter treats snacks suggested peanut butter eggs for the kiddies Did they include the phone number of a lawyer when one of the little snowflakes go into anaphylaxis shock?

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 04:59 PM (aTXUx)

155 Nice ONT. Thanks!

Posted by: Y-not at April 18, 2014 04:59 PM (zDsvJ)

156 121 Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 09:47 PM (bb5+k) Yeah and their first name is Nit. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:48 PM (JS0vr) Yeah, there's a few of those as well.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 04:59 PM (bb5+k)

157 is anyone else a little drunkish or is it just me?  be nice to have a little company here in my cups.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 04:59 PM (8lmkt)

158 Hat, sorry to hear this. Being immobilized is very traumatic even for those who seem to be unaware of their surroundings.

Besides the pain they feel less than adult. Old age is faces reduced circumstances at the best of times.

Visits and attention will help. Don't try to carry the load yourself if you have others, nag them into visiting.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 04:59 PM (JS0vr)

159 I've been buying jolly rancher jelly beans & all my kids are gone Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:57 PM (HVff2) ............. They didn't like em? Seems like a pretty silly reason to leave

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 04:59 PM (wqh09)

160 I've been buying jolly rancher jelly beans & all my kids are gone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:57 PM (HVff2)



Skittles jellybeans, Jolly Ranchers jellybeans, and my favorite, Starburst jellybeans. They only make them for Easter, so you gotta get them while you can!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:00 PM (DA9Jf)

161 Red Wings take game 1 from the Bruins!

Posted by: can finally breathe now at April 18, 2014 05:00 PM (08jH8)

162 Sorry about your grandma, Political hat. It sounds so hard and particularly devastating too when she doesn't remember family members, I will pray for her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2014 05:00 PM (XyM/Y)

163 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 09:56 PM (AymDN) Hide posts from (AymDN)



I'm so sorry, Hat -- prayers going out.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 05:00 PM (T1005)

164 As to healthy Easter baskets, I admit to putting fruit snacks and socks inside. What? They're all getting hula hoops too so stop looking at me.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2014 05:00 PM (oMKp3)

165 158 is anyone else a little drunkish or is it just me? be nice to have a little company here in my cups. Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 09:59 PM (8lmkt) Oh yeah, you can count on me to be drunkish.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 05:01 PM (sdi6R)

166 Hmm. Now I am thinking I should take out the cute pack of bunny Kleenex I added to my son's Easter basket...

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 18, 2014 05:01 PM (RZ8pf)

167 is anyone else a little drunkish or is it just me? be nice to have a little company here in my cups.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 09:59 PM (8lmkt)



Not yet, but another hour in skating rink hell will contribute nicely to my burning desire to drink myself to sleep tonight.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:01 PM (DA9Jf)

168 Okay. who embiggened the thread? Come clean now and I won't scroll up the thread and shame you later.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:02 PM (DmNpO)

169 One thing kids will try to discover with dried fruits How hard do you have to throw them to leave a welt on your little brother

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 05:02 PM (aTXUx)

170 158 is anyone else a little drunkish or is it just me? be nice to have a little company here in my cups. Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 09:59 PM (8lmkt) ............. A little drunkish? GO big or go home!!! I was starting to feel a little "off kilter" so I switched to ice tea. I will be around for a bit only because I have to pee out all the alcohol before I can go to bed.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:02 PM (wqh09)

171 That lever axe looks like it might be useful for splitting firewood, but it's not an axe.  It's a variant of a splitting maul. Axes are for chopping across the grain, or making oblique cuts. They really aren't meant for splitting firewood, although they always get misused that way.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 05:02 PM (4m+Gx)

172 This ONT brought to you by Wide Track Pontiac for 1963!

Posted by: Pontiac Motor Division at April 18, 2014 05:03 PM (aTXUx)

173 Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 18, 2014 10:01 PM (RZ8pf) I would unless you want him posting about you in 30-40 years :-)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 05:03 PM (HVff2)

174 Thanks to those who took a look at the shop. Are the blurbs reasonably informative? Anything I'm in a habit of leaving out?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 05:03 PM (GDulk)

175 Funny. You guys don't look Drunkish.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 05:03 PM (hn5v5)

176 I don't want to see a follow to "Mrs. Doubtfire" How much can they mess it up?Robin Williams' character will be playing the role for his own grandchildren? He's decided after all that he's going to come out of the closet as a gay man? The break up of his marriage made him realize the truth about himself?!! Groan!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2014 05:03 PM (XyM/Y)

177 Come clean now and I won't scroll up the thread and shame you later. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 10:02 PM (DmNpO .................. I posted something earlier and noticed it was rather large. If I had anything to do with it I had no clue at the time or nor do I now.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:04 PM (wqh09)

178 gahh...I know I've warned that boy about the redheads...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:04 PM (DA9Jf)

179 I did find a cute hexbug nano bunny for his basket too. And of course there is candy in it. Though we still have the candy from last Easter in the cabinet. And Halloween. And Christmas. And Valentine's Day. We eat a lot less candy than I buy.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 18, 2014 05:04 PM (RZ8pf)

180
My wife read on the web that you can use Kool-Aid to dye your eggs, so the kids did theirs tonight and it worked.   Sure beats that nasty vinegar and dye stuff.

The best part is that they don't eat hard boiled eggs, so I will be stylin.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2014 05:04 PM (hJauc)

181 Not yet, but another hour in skating rink hell will contribute nicely to my burning desire to drink myself to sleep tonight.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 10:01 PM (DA9Jf)


Oh, lordy, GGE!  {shoves some tequila through the usb port to my fine friend on the other coast}

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:04 PM (8lmkt)

182 172 That lever axe looks like it might be useful for splitting firewood, but it's not an axe. It's a variant of a splitting maul. Axes are for chopping across the grain, or making oblique cuts. They really aren't meant for splitting firewood, although they always get misused that way. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 10:02 PM (4m+Gx) Oh great, now we're going to get into Axe vs Maul battles

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 05:05 PM (aTXUx)

183 Greetings to All !!!! And YAY RED WINGS WIN !!!!!

Posted by: Extremely grumpy momma bear at April 18, 2014 05:05 PM (5i2Nz)

184 I find myself wondering about the Perpetually Butthurt people. Are they just doing it for the clicks and ad revenue? If so, don't they get tired of it? Having to come up with some new thing every damned day to pretend to get upset about? It must be like being the intern at Cosmopolitan who has to come up with a new way to say "Five Sex Tips That Will Make You Die Of An Orgasm-Aneurysm!" every damned month. And if it's for real, if she's not just doing it for the click dollars, what kind of a damaged person spends her (?) whole life constantly upset and indignant about incredibly trivial things? Aren't there health issues associated with constant anger? Won't she just drop dead of a cerebral hemorrhage if she keeps it up?

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 05:06 PM (xaTUa)

185 How hard do you have to throw them to leave a welt on your little brother

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 10:02 PM (aTXUx)



Don't be silly. You don't THROW dried fruit!



that's why you have rubber bands...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:06 PM (DA9Jf)

186 only because I have to pee out all the alcohol before I can go to bed.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:02 PM (wqh09)


Maybe it's my age, but a wicked beer piss is possibly better than an orgasm . . . your results may vary.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:06 PM (8lmkt)

187 This is so very confusing. Is the the ONT? If so why is ace posting it? Will he read the comments and ban everyone? I not taking any chances, good night.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 05:06 PM (0FSuD)

188 What is it with liberal guys that they all have to do some role where they get to dress up as a woman?

Is there a Freudian slip there?

Or is it just a cigar?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:06 PM (JS0vr)

189 Oh great, now we're going to get into Axe vs Maul battles

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 10:05 PM (aTXUx)


Somebody's cruising for a mauling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 05:06 PM (4m+Gx)

190 Just found out that my Grandmother has a broken back… **** I'm so sorry and I pray she makes a full recovery.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:07 PM (DmNpO)

191 Will he read the comments

are ya daft??

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:07 PM (8lmkt)

192 My wife read on the web that you can use Kool-Aid to dye your eggs, so the kids did theirs tonight and it worked. Sure beats that nasty vinegar and dye stuff. The best part is that they don't eat hard boiled eggs, so I will be stylin. ............... I read a thing today about how to roll them through shaving cream. Pretty cool. I'm not a hip granny though and bought my granddaughters pre-made.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:07 PM (wqh09)

193 Oh great, now we're going to get into Axe vs Maul battles Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 10:05 PM (aTXUx) Ginger vs. Mary Ann was getting boring.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 05:07 PM (HVff2)

194 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2014 10:04 PM (hJauc) Unsugared Kool-aid (or any drink mix really) is a decent general dye for animal proteins. Did the recipe not call for adding vinegar? Dyeing fiber requires that an acid be added and vinegar is usually the one since it's cheap.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 05:07 PM (GDulk)

195 Oh, lordy, GGE! {shoves some tequila through the usb port to my fine friend on the other coast}

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 10:04 PM (8lmkt)



Thanks darlin', you're a lifesaver.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:07 PM (DA9Jf)

196 And your site is displaying the costs in Canadian dollars for me, Polliwog. So if that was intentional and not a quirk of the browser I'm using or something technical like that, then it's working.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 05:08 PM (hn5v5)

197 172 That lever axe looks like it might be useful for splitting firewood, but it's not an axe. It's a variant of a splitting maul. Axes are for chopping across the grain, or making oblique cuts. They really aren't meant for splitting firewood, although they always get misused that way.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 10:02 PM (4m+Gx) Hide posts from (4m+Gx)


Aren't they sometimes referred to as a "cross-axe" and a "long-axe"?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 05:08 PM (T1005)

198 If that rat and his teddy bear don't get their own animated movie, something is wrong with the world.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:08 PM (DmNpO)

199 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2014 10:03 PM (XyM/Y) In that view, "Mrs. Doubtfire" really is the prequel to "The Bird Cage", . Any popular movie from 2000 and earlier is going to either get a sequel or a remake. I doubt there will ever be a Ghostbusters 3 (unless you count the game), but it'll probably be rebooted.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 05:08 PM (WlWt+)

200 I'd axe you to the maul but it's treely late.

I wooden want you to be bored or feel cut down in the morning.

we can go chopping tomorrow.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:09 PM (JS0vr)

201 If that rat and his teddy bear don't get their own animated movie, something is wrong with the world.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 10:08 PM (DmNpO)


Yup, that is some epic cuteness right there! 

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:09 PM (8lmkt)

202 Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 10:06 PM (0FSuD) I warned you early.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 05:09 PM (HVff2)

203 All in all, today was a great day in space history. Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 09:57 PM (sdi6R) I am very happy that Private enterprise is taking a more dominant role in developing space technology. That's the stuff that a lot of people have been dreaming about for many decades. It's inspiring. That being said, I'd be a little uneasy to notice so much smoke coming off the landing legs. I hope the heat doesn't compromise the structural integrity of whatever they are made of.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 05:09 PM (bb5+k)

204 Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:07 PM (wqh09) Mom's favorite cousin did that this year and posted it to FaceBook. Not sure what the specific technique is but she said they were really pretty.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 05:09 PM (GDulk)

205 I read a thing today about how to roll them through shaving cream. Pretty cool. I'm not a hip granny though and bought my granddaughters pre-made.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:07 PM (wqh09)




I got the plastic ones shaped like Darth Vader heads. Cause Darth Vader heads.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:09 PM (DA9Jf)

206 I'm sorry about your grandmother, Political Hat.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 05:09 PM (sdi6R)

207 Why don't we do a thread about Bush's lies to the American people rather then always blaming our black president for everything???

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 18, 2014 05:09 PM (JmsLl)

208 Unsugared Kool-aid (or any drink mix really) is a decent general dye for animal proteins. Did the recipe not call for adding vinegar? Dyeing fiber requires that an acid be added and vinegar is usually the one since it's cheap.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 10:07 PM (GDulk)


Well Kool-Ade contains citric acid, which should etch the egg shells enough that the dye "takes." You can dissolve nails with concentrated citric acid; it's pretty potent stuff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 05:10 PM (4m+Gx)

209 Surprised one of the other wood cutting morons hasn't said this but , that new finnish ax is really more of a splitting maul . Real axes are for cutting as in felling trees and what not . A splitting maul has a much more pronounced wedge shape and are usually heavier , like 7 or 8 lbls . That new finnish ax also looks like a blister and achy elbow inducer , cause of the shock and vibration transmitted up the ax handle . My two cents , anyway .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 18, 2014 05:10 PM (whqez)

210 Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 10:08 PM (hn5v5) Apparently it has some sort of monetary "auto-translate" which is pretty cool. I'm not sure what reasonable shipping out of country is though so haven't activated that part.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 05:11 PM (GDulk)

211 only because I have to pee out all the alcohol before I can go to bed. Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:02 PM (wqh09) Maybe it's my age, but a wicked beer piss is possibly better than an orgasm . . . your results may vary. Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 10:06 PM (8lmkt) ............. How old are you? I consider getting up to urinate a pain in the ass. I'm 44. Havent been with a man in over 7 years. Am I doing it wrong?

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:11 PM (wqh09)

212 Aren't they sometimes referred to as a "cross-axe" and a "long-axe"?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 10:08 PM (T1005)



nicely done...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:11 PM (DA9Jf)

213 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 09:54 PM Understood. I'm "done" with cars (20+ years in TheStoopidBusiness™ jades one about the product), but the Mustang still moves me. In college, pushing thirty years ago, I wrote a 20 page research paper on the launch of the original. I did (as Design Engineer) the headliner and package tray on the 2004 Mustang. But more importantly, I have physical scars on my knuckles from spinning wrenches on old 'Stangs, most notably a handful of 1971 Mach One's (351 Clevelands, bolted to C6 transmissions)

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 05:11 PM (KCxzN)

214 Actually felling a tree with an axe is a miserable, exhausting job. Splitting wood is like catching soap bubbles compared to chopping through it. It's about 100 times easier to split wood along the grain rather than to cut across the grain. When you think about our ancestors clearing this whole continent of gigantic first-growth hardwoods using nothing but axes, you realize how fucking weak and puny we are.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 05:11 PM (xaTUa)

215 158 is anyone else a little drunkish or is it just me? be nice to have a little company here in my cups. Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 09:59 PM (8lmkt) Sorry, never drink on Friday nights. Too much work needs to be done on Saturdays, and it's a lot easier when you're not hungover. I don't do any half-measures when it comes to drinking.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 05:11 PM (bb5+k)

216 I knew I'd be too late with my ax vs. maul comment .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 18, 2014 05:12 PM (whqez)

217 208 Why don't we do a thread about Bush's lies to the American people rather then always blaming our black president for everything??? Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 18, 2014 10:09 PM (JmsLl) Cause we be Racist, yeah, that's it!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 05:12 PM (0FSuD)

218 204 That being said, I'd be a little uneasy to notice so much smoke coming off the landing legs. I hope the heat doesn't compromise the structural integrity of whatever they are made of. Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 10:09 PM (bb5+k) There's been some discussion and speculation about that. Some think it was paint burning. The test vehicle has fixed legs, but the actual rocket keeps them retracted for most of the flight. They will probably be deployed at the last moment before touchdown, like the Shuttle's landing gear.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 05:12 PM (sdi6R)

219 How old are you? I consider getting up to urinate a pain in the ass. I'm 44. Havent been with a man in over 7 years. Am I doing it wrong?

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:11 PM (wqh09)


At the risk of grossing out the horde, I am 62 and I lost count at 10 years, after the sudden and tragic demise of the late great mr. peaches.  And, yeah, we're probably both doing it wrong.  {shrugs}

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:13 PM (8lmkt)

220 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 10:10 PM (4m+Gx) Ah, thanks for the explanation.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 05:13 PM (GDulk)

221 low hanging curve ball...not gonna swing at that one...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:13 PM (DA9Jf)

222 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 10:11 PM (GDulk)

There should be widgets available for most shipping options. So you only have to supply size and weight classes for your items.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:13 PM (JS0vr)

223 172 That lever axe looks like it might be useful for splitting firewood, but it's not an axe. It's a variant of a splitting maul. Axes are for chopping across the grain, or making oblique cuts. They really aren't meant for splitting firewood, although they always get misused that way. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 10:02 PM (4m+Gx) I would suspect that a Canadian might know a thing or two about Lumberjacking.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 05:13 PM (bb5+k)

224
I'm pretty sure it was just the kool-aid Polli.  no vinegar cause that smells.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2014 05:13 PM (hJauc)

225 If you've never seen The Impossible, it's on Showtime right now. At least watch it for the next 5 minutes or so because the scene when the tsunami hits is unbelievable

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:14 PM (DmNpO)

226 218 208 Why don't we do a thread about Bush's lies to the American people rather then always blaming our black president for everything??? Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 18, 2014 10:09 PM (JmsLl) Wait, I think we should blame the white half of the President. Why does his Black half always get the credit?

Posted by: Rev Wright at April 18, 2014 05:14 PM (0FSuD)

227 Nip - Per question earlier thread. Light drizzle on/off today temps in the low 50's, so no snow. Couple of cold nights early in the week though. Mid 20's. Couple of flurries ..., uh..., this past Monday, I think. C'mon up...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 05:16 PM (aDwsi)

228 Cleared the eastern forests with axes and two man crosscut saws . Imagine too , using a crosscut saw to make every board in a floor , or for ship planking . Men indeed .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 18, 2014 05:16 PM (whqez)

229 Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 10:11 PM (xaTUa)

For the most part, they didn't cut down large trees with axes. They used double handed hand saws.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:16 PM (JS0vr)

230 And if it's for real, if she's not just doing it for the click dollars, what kind of a damaged person spends her (?) whole life constantly upset and indignant about incredibly trivial things? Aren't there health issues associated with constant anger? Won't she just drop dead of a cerebral hemorrhage if she keeps it up? Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 10:06 PM (xaTUa) Some people live, eat, and breath it 24/7. I can't do it myself, I get "Outrage Fatigue". That's one reason I haven't tuned into talk radio in ages. Even on the intertubes, I go on sports sites, music sites, and (ahem) uh... "exotic entertainment" sites

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2014 05:16 PM (aTXUx)

231 I consider getting up to urinate a pain in the ass. I'm 44. Havent been with a man in over 7 years. Am I doing it wrong?
If your couch cushions smell like stale urine, that will keep most men away.

Posted by: fluffy at April 18, 2014 05:16 PM (Ua6T/)

232 208 Why don't we do a thread about Bush's lies to the American people rather then always blaming our black president for everything??? Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 18, 2014 10:09 PM (JmsLl) Because then we would have nothing to talk about.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 05:17 PM (bb5+k)

233 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 10:13 PM (JS0vr) The part I've found so far needed a specific destination to get the shipping price. I'm sure I should at least add Canada though so it's probably worth while to look into it further.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 05:17 PM (GDulk)

234 In college, pushing thirty years ago, I wrote a 20 page research paper on the launch of the original. I did (as Design Engineer) the headliner and package tray on the 2004 Mustang. But more importantly, I have physical scars on my knuckles from spinning wrenches on old 'Stangs, most notably a handful of 1971 Mach One's (351 Clevelands, bolted to C6 transmissions)

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 10:11 PM (KCxzN)



Oh, I'm not done with the cars, just don't like the crowds. I have friends (through the Mustang Forums, in fact) who live in Charlotte and are attending all of the festivities (they're both retired) so I'm getting the full video feed.



On a related note, I wasn't sure how crazy I was about the 2015, but the more I see it the better I like it. Not quite ready to trade the 2011 CS 'vert in yet...but I'm working real hard on talking myself out of a fastback...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:17 PM (DA9Jf)

235 208 Why don't we do a thread about Bush's lies to the American people rather then always blaming our black president for everything???

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 18, 2014 10:09 PM (JmsLl)


If you want me to hurt you, just say so straight out.  Don't be coy, you're just not that good at it, eh?

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:17 PM (8lmkt)

236 Real men just rip the wood apart.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 05:17 PM (aDwsi)

237 hi all
ugh
did Ace write the ONT?  not too sure, thought I saw his byline while whizzing down the page to read the comments

Posted by: chemjeff at April 18, 2014 05:18 PM (9GG/0)

238 220 How old are you? I consider getting up to urinate a pain in the ass. I'm 44. Havent been with a man in over 7 years. Am I doing it wrong? Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:11 PM (wqh09) At the risk of grossing out the horde, I am 62 and I lost count at 10 years, after the sudden and tragic demise of the late great mr. peaches. And, yeah, we're probably both doing it wrong. {shrugs} Maybe we need videos so we can help

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 05:19 PM (HVff2)

239 Can you eat the eggs after using the shaving cream method?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 18, 2014 05:19 PM (RZ8pf)

240 220 How old are you? I consider getting up to urinate a pain in the ass. I'm 44. Havent been with a man in over 7 years. Am I doing it wrong? Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:11 PM (wqh09) At the risk of grossing out the horde, I am 62 and I lost count at 10 years, after the sudden and tragic demise of the late great mr. peaches. And, yeah, we're probably both doing it wrong. {shrugs} Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 10:13 PM (8lmkt) ............ Yeah we probably are. Iv'e been married for 20 years, sleep on the couch and probably love my dog more then Mr. Molly. Funny thing is when I was young I thought if I wasn't married by 18 I would be a failure. Priorities change and now mine are my kids, grandkid and finally ME Although probably by most standards my husband is spoiled rotten too.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:19 PM (wqh09)

241 Alton - Any experience designing ignition switches? Give us a call...

Posted by: GM at April 18, 2014 05:19 PM (aDwsi)

242 Lip balm...in an Easter basket....who are these people?

Posted by: BignJames at April 18, 2014 05:20 PM (HtUkt)

243 I would suspect that a Canadian might know a thing or two about Lumberjacking.


Posted by: D-Lamp at April 18, 2014 10:13 PM (bb5+k)


I'm not a lumberjack (but I'm OK). But I did stake mining claims for quite a few years, and that required that one chop down a tree every 500 meters on the perimeter line, and square the top of it to make highly-visible posts. Corner posts got metal tags nailed on them. Non-corner posts (identification posts) just had the claim name and post number written on two faces of the squared post with a marker. Of course, I rarely had to chop down anything more challenging than a six-inch spruce or pine to make a claim post. I liked to carry a Hudson Bay pattern axe for that work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 05:20 PM (4m+Gx)

244 Can you eat the eggs after using the shaving cream method? Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 18, 2014 10:19 PM (RZ8pf) ................ Yes you can. I think you are suppose to roll them with shaving cream and dye, let them sit for a bit and they are good to go. If nervous you can rinse them.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:21 PM (wqh09)

245 I know. Robin Williams' son decides that having watched dad dress up as a woman that the son really wants to have a sex change operation, and Robin will help him make the transition to womans clothing. Sorry to sound so cynical but how could it not have a whole bunch of politically correct stuff that is just not funny except in a campy kind of way.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2014 05:21 PM (XyM/Y)

246 Count your blessings, sweet Molly!  Sounds like it's all good.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:21 PM (8lmkt)

247 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 10:17 PM (GDulk)

Look for a widget that lets the buyer enter their zip code and it returns a shipping price.

I see it on other sites and I would imagine they should be available as a drop in to the shopping cart web page. Check with your hosting people they may have small business stuff for you to use. For a price of course.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:21 PM (JS0vr)

248 Ace? Ace????? Doing an ONT?!?!? *peeks in* Is it safe?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 05:21 PM (GEICT)

249 I'm not sure what reasonable shipping out of country is though so haven't activated that part.
Maybe do actual cost for the foreign shipping instead of a rough percentage? I've had that done for me for some hobby materials although that was through PayPal and not a credit card. Some places used a rough percentage for the initial bill and then refunded the unused amount to my account.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 18, 2014 05:22 PM (hn5v5)

250 Is it safe?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 10:21 PM (GEICT)


not anymore 

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:22 PM (8lmkt)

251 Ace? Ace????? Doing an ONT?!?!? *peeks in* Is it safe *** Yep. It looks like a hit and run.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:22 PM (DmNpO)

252 Another thing I'm looking for is: what *style* would you all call what I make? Etsy gives a huge list when I put each one up and I've generally been choosing "traditional" for lack of anything specific.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 05:23 PM (GDulk)

253 Is it safe? Posted by: BCochran -------------------------- Just keep your hands on the wheel, and your eyes on the road.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 05:23 PM (aDwsi)

254 Whew. So, who did we piss off today Morons?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 05:23 PM (GEICT)

255 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 10:21 PM (GEICT) Hey BC. Everything is fine no problems, yet.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 05:23 PM (HVff2)

256 And a good evening to you too, Peaches.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 05:24 PM (GEICT)

257 Robin Williams has become a caricature.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:24 PM (JS0vr)

258 Is it safe?
No.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at April 18, 2014 05:24 PM (Ua6T/)

259 The crazy ones is a good show though.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 18, 2014 05:25 PM (RZ8pf)

260 Is it safe? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 10:21 PM (GEICT) This world is neither simple nor safe.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 05:25 PM (WlWt+)

261 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 10:21 PM (JS0vr) Thanks. I'll do that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 05:25 PM (GDulk)

262 254 Is it safe? ............. Depends on what your definition of "is" is. Ah hell at this point what difference does it really make?

Posted by: Grammy and Pappy Clinton at April 18, 2014 05:25 PM (wqh09)

263 so, am i reading this all wrong, or are you guys saying i should have another beer?

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:26 PM (8lmkt)

264 258 Robin Williams has become a caricature. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 10:24 PM (JS0vr) I never found him all that funny as a comedian either.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 05:27 PM (WlWt+)

265 264 so, am i reading this all wrong, or are you guys saying i should have another beer? Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 10:26 PM (8lmkt) Go for it!

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 05:27 PM (WlWt+)

266 Went shooting at the NRA HQ range today. Very nice facility (not unexpected.) They had .22LR, $12 for 100. Plenty of it. I was kind of expecting them to have "range" prices like other ranges for their ammo - but they're the NRA. They don't need to gouge you for a few bucks at the range, they got plenty of money. They don't even charge a premium for range time. Non-members are $20/hour - just like any other range around here. Members pay $15. I have been contemplating joining again, six trips to the range pays for itself. You can shoot just about anything there. It says rifles up to .50BMG - I think that is inclusive. I will definitely be going back.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 05:28 PM (4+AaH)

267 Depends on what your definition of "is" is. Ah hell at this point what difference does it really make? Posted by: Grammy and Pappy Clinton at April 18, 2014 10:25 PM (wqh09) Witty award

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 05:28 PM (HVff2)

268 Alton - Any experience designing ignition switches? Give us a call... Posted by: GM at April 18, 2014 10:19 PM Nope, the bulk of my career has been doing the CPS (StoopidBusiness™ industry term: Cheap Plastic Shit) on the interiors on the cars that many of you drive. That, and carbon fiber...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 05:28 PM (KCxzN)

269 and we have a quorum!  slainte!

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:28 PM (8lmkt)

270 I thought that he was good in "Mrs. Doubtfire" but just leave it alone, Robin.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2014 05:28 PM (XyM/Y)

271 Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 10:28 PM (4+AaH) Very nice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 05:29 PM (GEICT)

272 I never found him all that funny as a comedian either. Posted by: Thrawn ----------------- I've thought the guy was an ass from the beginning. Every time I've seen him he has only reinforced that impression.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 05:29 PM (aDwsi)

273 Wait, what? There's no link for the "Pet Fart"? I demand a refund

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 05:29 PM (KCxzN)

274 Nope, the bulk of my career has been doing the CPS (StoopidBusiness™ industry term: Cheap Plastic Shit) on the interiors on the cars that many of you drive. -------------------- Have you seen the switches they make these days? Formed wire, molded in plastic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 05:31 PM (aDwsi)

275 When did saws come into general use? Wasn't that more of a 19th-century thing? I ask because I was reading an early 20th-century history of western Massachusetts and one of the Real Old Guys they interviewed mentioned that when he was a wee lad before the Civil War they didn't have saws. And hell, even cutting wood with saws is still pretty damned impressive when you realize a house must have gone through something like 400 lbs of firewood PER DAY, even in summertime. That means some poor bastard had to cut down and saw up about 80 tons of wood per year for each household. By comparison, I get plenty of exercise cutting (with a chainsaw) and splitting (with a maul) about 2 tons, total, per year.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 05:31 PM (xaTUa)

276 I saw Leech The Sperm open for Toad The Wet Sprocket at The Pavilion in '92.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at April 18, 2014 05:31 PM (1CroS)

277 273 I never found him all that funny as a comedian either. Posted by: Thrawn ----------------- I've thought the guy was an ass from the beginning. Every time I've seen him he has only reinforced that impression. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 10:29 PM (aDwsi) More & Mindy was funny. The world according to Garp was weird. Mrs. Doubt fire ok. Other than that I could care less

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 05:31 PM (HVff2)

278 Bill and Hillary Clinton. Prime examples of everything that's gone wrong with the country.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:31 PM (JS0vr)

279 Ace? Ace????? Doing an ONT?!?!? *peeks in* Is it safe? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 10:21 PM (GEICT) Well…

Posted by: Emergency ONT Sloth at April 18, 2014 05:31 PM (AymDN)

280 Red planet rising in the east right now around these parts. Just about the only "star" in the sky and red. That means its beer run time. Posted by: People Corporation
............
Leinie's Red!

Yeah.. I know I'm late to the party.. been cooking dinner and cleaning up cuz the wife is so busy with other crap..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 18, 2014 05:32 PM (b/lt+)

281 Rise of the Guardians on now. Worth a viewing?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:32 PM (DmNpO)

282 'sup mouth breathers?! Have I said how badly I'm ready to leave Great Lakes, IL...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 18, 2014 05:32 PM (cyxit)

283 The crazy ones is a good show though.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 18, 2014 10:25 PM (RZ8pf)



Yeah, the crazy ones are always entertaining, just don't go to sleep...




oh, are we talking about an actual show?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:32 PM (DA9Jf)

284 Sometimes unplanned events are the best. After an exhausting month I was driving a few hours away tonight after work to spend the weekend with friends and just got too damn sleepy to stay on the road safe. So I found an exit with a motel and swung by the gas station and picked up a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 year old single malt - yes you can buy a single malt at gas stations around here, and now I'm hanging out in the motel room with my feet up drinking single malt all alone nobody to bitch at me no god damn hospital call me back in the middle of the night on my night off just listening to tunes and reading the ONT. Initiate decompression in 3, 2, 1...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 05:33 PM (x4N9x)

285 More & Mindy was funny. The world according to Garp was weird. Mrs. Doubt fire ok. Other than that I could care less Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 10:31 PM (HVff2) Insomnia was a good movie with Robin Williams. But other than that, nada IMHO.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 05:34 PM (WlWt+)

286 Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 10:26 PM (8lmkt)

There's never a reason to not have another beer or a drink.

Well, unless you're driving.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:34 PM (JS0vr)

287 Witty award Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 10:28 PM (HVff2 2 socks in one.....Freaking global warming makes one think when one posts.

Posted by: Grammy and Pappy Clinton at April 18, 2014 05:34 PM (wqh09)

288 282 Rise of the Guardians on now. Worth a viewing? Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 10:32 PM (DmNpO) It's pretty decent. My kids like it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 18, 2014 05:35 PM (GEICT)

289 Sometimes unplanned events are the best. After an exhausting month I was driving a few hours away tonight after work to spend the weekend with friends and just got too damn sleepy to stay on the road safe. So I found an exit with a motel and swung by the gas station and picked up a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 year old single malt - yes you can buy a single malt at gas stations around here, and now I'm hanging out in the motel room with my feet up drinking single malt all alone nobody to bitch at me no god damn hospital call me back in the middle of the night on my night off just listening to tunes and reading the ONT. Initiate decompression in 3, 2, 1... *** You MUST get away from it all now and then, especially from a job as intense as yours. But, of course, you know that.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:35 PM (DmNpO)

290 I ask because I was reading an early 20th-century history of western Massachusetts and one of the Real Old Guys they interviewed mentioned that when he was a wee lad before the Civil War they didn't have saws. A quick perusal of wiki counts flint rocks as saws, but apparently the first saw blades as we would recognize them were in roman times. Interesting though, never thought about that till now.

Posted by: booger at April 18, 2014 05:35 PM (xRDdL)

291 Sometimes unplanned events are the best. After an exhausting month I was driving a few hours away tonight after work to spend the weekend with friends and just got too damn sleepy to stay on the road safe. So I found an exit with a motel and swung by the gas station and picked up a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 year old single malt - yes you can buy a single malt at gas stations around here, and now I'm hanging out in the motel room with my feet up drinking single malt all alone nobody to bitch at me no god damn hospital call me back in the middle of the night on my night off just listening to tunes and reading the ONT. Initiate decompression in 3, 2, 1... Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:33 PM (x4N9x) .............. Sounds like heaven to me.

Posted by: Grammy and Pappy Clinton at April 18, 2014 05:35 PM (wqh09)

292 There's never a reason to not have another beer or a drink. Well, unless you're driving. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 10:34 PM (JS0vr) A little mood music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8JjHfFHctM

Posted by: The Vehicular Hat at April 18, 2014 05:36 PM (AymDN)

293 sup mouth breathers?! Have I said how badly I'm ready to leave Great Lakes, IL...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 18, 2014 10:32 PM (cyxit)



I was only there once, for a couple of months in 85, and I sure was ready to leave after that...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:36 PM (DA9Jf)

294 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 18, 2014 10:32 PM (cyxit)

Where the wind comes shrieking off the Lake?

And the barracks walls are 1" thick?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:36 PM (JS0vr)

295 Went shooting at the NRA HQ range today. Very nice facility (not unexpected.) They had .22LR, $12 for 100. Plenty of it. I was kind of expecting them to have "range" prices like other ranges for their ammo - but they're the NRA. They don't need to gouge you for a few bucks at the range, they got plenty of money. They don't even charge a premium for range time. Non-members are $20/hour - just like any other range around here. Members pay $15. I have been contemplating joining again, six trips to the range pays for itself. You can shoot just about anything there. It says rifles up to .50BMG - I think that is inclusive. I will definitely be going back. Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 10:28 PM Emphasis mine. Twenty four months ago, one could get fifty rounds of .22lr at you local Walmart for about $1. (Thunderbolts) $12 for 100 rounds?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 05:36 PM (KCxzN)

296 Speaking of dying eggs, my daughter asked me if she dyed a brown with red, would it look like my hair? We'll find out tomorrow.

Posted by: no good deed at April 18, 2014 05:36 PM (ILBCY)

297 Peaches you sure know how to drive men mad with desire! Any woman that can use the phrase 'wicked beer piss' correctly in a sentence is obviously a keeper! Have another one!

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 05:37 PM (x4N9x)

298 BTW, I got approval from the boss to do a Saturday movie watchalong post. I'll put up details tomorrow for next week. If the first one goes well we can make it a semi-regular event.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:37 PM (DmNpO)

299 Or this: http://tinyurl.com/cspcst (youtube)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:37 PM (JS0vr)

300 Yikes............I just did what I swore I would never do. Sock off.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:37 PM (wqh09)

301 276 When did saws come into general use? Wasn't that more of a 19th-century thing? I ask because I was reading an early 20th-century history of western Massachusetts and one of the Real Old Guys they interviewed mentioned that when he was a wee lad before the Civil War they didn't have saws.

And hell, even cutting wood with saws is still pretty damned impressive when you realize a house must have gone through something like 400 lbs of firewood PER DAY, even in summertime. That means some poor bastard had to cut down and saw up about 80 tons of wood per year for each household.

By comparison, I get plenty of exercise cutting (with a chainsaw) and splitting (with a maul) about 2 tons, total, per year. Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 10:31 PM (xaTUa) Hide posts from (xaTUa)


They've been around for a while....here's a picture of a guy using one around 1500 AD -- http://tinyurl.com/pv7d895 -- looks reasonably modern.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 05:37 PM (T1005)

302 Initiate decompression in 3, 2, 1...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:33 PM (x4N9x)



Good for you. Turn the ringer off on the phone and take a breather.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:37 PM (DA9Jf)

303 That Finnish 'ax' looked sexy in the vid splitting straight grained pussy european birch but I'd like to see it working on a chunk of 18" oak with a big knot about 6" inches from where the ax impacts .I reckon our finnish woodcutter would be hurling curses like the rest of us wood cutting proles . The whole thing was like the Billy Mayes version of a Ronco product .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 18, 2014 05:37 PM (whqez)

304 "You can dissolve nails with concentrated citric acid; it's pretty potent stuff."

The service departments of Mercedes-Benz dealerships will apply a mysterious white powder to flush the cooling systems of customers' cars. There's a part number for the powder and all that. Meticulous German instructions for how much water to use to dilute the stuff.

It's citric acid, with a ten million percent markup.

It works. Well. Just not worth what is charged.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 18, 2014 05:38 PM (noWW6)

305

I am proud of Chelsia for being so open abou her pregnancy, so proud!!

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 18, 2014 05:39 PM (JmsLl)

306 Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:37 PM (x4N9x)



I was just thinking, I don't know why, that it would be so cool to just go out and shoot up the neighborhood.  Lucky for me, I'm already in my jammies and far too lazy.  But, dang, I really really hate LA. 

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:40 PM (8lmkt)

307 Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:33 PM (x4N9x) You & the morons have a good nite, better weekend. Be well horde. Good nite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 05:40 PM (HVff2)

308 twenty more minutes...gawd i'm ready to set myself on fire with a blowtorch...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:41 PM (DA9Jf)

309 'Night, Mis . . . xoxo and Happy Easter!

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:41 PM (8lmkt)

310 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 10:37 PM (DmNpO)

You mean like a Mystery Science Theater 3000?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 05:41 PM (JS0vr)

311 If anyone hasn't watched the video on wood splitting, you should. Because it gives you a healthy respect for tires. And you should respect tires. They are amazing engineering feats, and they don't even need batteries.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 18, 2014 05:42 PM (8MjqI)

312 ok, that was interesting...some girl with bright pink hair just licked the guy sitting next to her on his cheek...hilarity ensued (especially when they saw me snickering).

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:42 PM (DA9Jf)

313 Insomnia was a good movie with Robin Williams.
He plays creepy disturbingly well.

Posted by: fluffy at April 18, 2014 05:42 PM (Ua6T/)

314

Dear Peeshis........

 

 

I'm not as think as you drunk I am.  Aggshually, I am sotally tober.  Oh, hell.  Take me drunk, I think I'm home again!

 

 

 

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2014 05:43 PM (vvk2F)

315 Peaches are you doing it deliberately to drive us nuts? You better stop talking about fantasies like that or I'm going to fly out to LA and do horrible terrible things to you that you'll love...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 05:43 PM (x4N9x)

316 298 Peaches you sure know how to drive men mad with desire! Any woman that can use the phrase 'wicked beer piss' correctly in a sentence is obviously a keeper! Have another one! Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:37 PM (x4N9x) No doubt!!! I read something the other day about a "perhaps" moron meetup in Vegas sometime in July. Should that come to fruition would you go?

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:43 PM (wqh09)

317 Personally I prefer a good battle axe to that new one

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at April 18, 2014 05:44 PM (Rc54P)

318 A Friday Night Open Thread and an Overnight Open Thread?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 05:44 PM (bitz6)

319 You mean like a Mystery Science Theater 3000? **** I hadn't thought of it that way but, yeah, pretty much.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 05:45 PM (DmNpO)

320 Nite all .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 18, 2014 05:45 PM (whqez)

321 Evenin' everyone

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 05:45 PM (0AKks)

322 He plays creepy disturbingly well. Oh yeah, he was totally creepy in One Hour Photo.

Posted by: no good deed at April 18, 2014 05:46 PM (ILBCY)

323 Vegas would be one hell of a road trip...


Looks like I'll be heading Midwestern-ward again next month, my niece is graduating from HS and her sister who is in college in Winchester VA is splitting the cost of gas with me to drive back for it. We're taking the 'vert, of course.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:46 PM (DA9Jf)

324 Intermarriage cooking is so interesting. It's rare when you marry someone with similar capabilities and/or tastes. My MIL thinks she's an awesome cook, and so did my husband, until we got married. Eyes were opened, let's just say. My daughter and SIL just got back from a visit with his parents, at which they had a BBQ and were served ribs cooked for ten minutes, and microwaved asparagus. Yum.

Posted by: Kalneva at April 18, 2014 05:46 PM (3pQOs)

325 I thought Robin Williams was funny waaaayyyy back in the 70's when he was imitating Elmer Fudd and sperm, only movie of his i remember liking is Moscow on the Hudson though.

Posted by: booger at April 18, 2014 05:46 PM (xRDdL)

326 Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2014 10:43 PM (vvk2F)

Ouch, Jim . . . despite my crazy talk, I am never that drunk.  Really, it's been decades.  So, hey, you got any weed? 

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:46 PM (8lmkt)

327 Lord, I do love Vegas. There is so much there to do that is so cool and fun and not necessarily expensive and certainly not touristy. Vegas baby! Let's all go to Vegas... July would be perfect for me. Birthday month. Craps is my game. Any other shooters out there? You know if we had enough morons, we can get our own hospitality suite for a three day weekend. They're not that expensive for a group. Holy s*** would that be awesome!

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 05:48 PM (x4N9x)

328 Ribs cooked for 10 min?


Beef ribs, I hope?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:48 PM (DA9Jf)

329 Vegas would be one hell of a road trip... Looks like I'll be heading Midwestern-ward again next month, my niece is graduating from HS and her sister who is in college in Winchester VA is splitting the cost of gas with me to drive back for it. We're taking the 'vert, of course. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 10:46 PM (DA9Jf) .......... What is Midwestern and where are you starting from?

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:49 PM (wqh09)

330 Vegas baby! Let's all go to Vegas... Yeah, I was supposed to be there tonight. Thanks to a nasty virus I didn't make it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 05:49 PM (0AKks)

331 What is Midwestern and where are you starting from?

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:49 PM (wqh09)



Clarinda, in the SW corner of Iowa, from a starting location of Raleigh NC by way of Winchester VA.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:50 PM (DA9Jf)

332 A few days after Ishtar all of the Ishtar Candy is on clearance.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 05:51 PM (bitz6)

333 I really liked "The World According to Garp", but I'm a Jon Irving fanatic so... Quirky, for sure. Probably wouldn't like them now, that I'm aged. Who knows. Maybe I'll try to read some of them again. I know that his books don't translate well onto film.

Posted by: Kalneva at April 18, 2014 05:51 PM (3pQOs)

334 although I think my niece, who lives with her dad, is graduating from some little school in NW MO

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:51 PM (DA9Jf)

335 328 Lord, I do love Vegas. There is so much there to do that is so cool and fun and not necessarily expensive and certainly not touristy. Vegas baby! Let's all go to Vegas... July would be perfect for me. Birthday month. Craps is my game. Any other shooters out there? You know if we had enough morons, we can get our own hospitality suite for a three day weekend. They're not that expensive for a group. Holy s*** would that be awesome! Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:48 PM (x4N9x) ............ I'm in. Been there over 50 times. I love it. Blackjack is my thing but have just started playing craps. Have rooms booked already for July 9-13 but I think I saw them talking about 16-22 on here(or something like that).

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:51 PM (wqh09)

336 My daughter and SIL just got back from a visit with his parents, at which they had a BBQ and were served ribs cooked for ten minutes, and microwaved asparagus. Yum. Posted by: Kalneva at April 18, 2014 10:46 PM (3pQOs) my beautiful bride is from the part of the Midwest where it is exotic when you put parsly on the plate

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 05:52 PM (7IpfG)

337 Clarinda, in the SW corner of Iowa, from a starting location of Raleigh NC by way of Winchester VA.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 10:50 PM (DA9Jf)


I thought you weren't allowed in Iowa anymore, you know, since the *unfortunate incident* . . . or was that some other flyover state?  I get 'em all mixed up in my mind sometimes.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:52 PM (8lmkt)

338 I liked Reno. I played Craps for 8 or 9 hours straight.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 05:52 PM (bitz6)

339 GGE I am based 1 hour north of Omaha! Have your people talk to my people and we'll do lunch!

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 05:52 PM (x4N9x)

340 Shiner Bock pint drafts are good and make the front of your face numb. This research just in from tonight. That is all.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 18, 2014 05:53 PM (Gth7i)

341 *NINE!* ...or nowhere near. Baseball needs to readjust some of these rules, because REPLAY SUCKS. Always has, always will. ..."We want to get it riiii-iiiight." Screw You, Whiner! Get your technology out of my National Past-Time! This ain't chocolate and peanut-butter, you know-nothing, fingerprints-on-my-finish, low-life, asinine, bunch of overlords and meddling, tweaking SHITSTAINS!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 05:53 PM (lq3Ak)

342 Clarinda, in the SW corner of Iowa, from a starting location of Raleigh NC by way of Winchester VA. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 10:50 PM (DA9Jf) ............ Whoa that's a bit of a drive!! That's about 3 hours from me.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:53 PM (wqh09)

343 Slap!!!! 

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:53 PM (8lmkt)

344 I thought you weren't allowed in Iowa anymore, you know, since the *unfortunate incident* . . . or was that some other flyover state? I get 'em all mixed up in my mind sometimes.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 10:52 PM (8lmkt)



Surely they've forgotten by now...besides, the double-secret probation was only for a year.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:54 PM (DA9Jf)

345 Peaches!!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 05:54 PM (lq3Ak)

346 Why do the pointy little heads want you to eat fruit? Fructose gets converted into fat more easily than glucose.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 05:54 PM (bitz6)

347 I hate fruit.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:55 PM (8lmkt)

348 I really love your Peaches want to shake your tree.....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 18, 2014 05:55 PM (jucos)

349 "I liked Reno. I played Craps for 8 or 9 hours straight." Posted by: Boss Moss ...Just to see the die?

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 05:55 PM (lq3Ak)

350 When I refresh, I sure want to bop that fucking rat on the head with a shovel. guess, I'm old school

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 05:56 PM (7IpfG)

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 05:56 PM (lq3Ak)

352 340 GGE I am based 1 hour north of Omaha! Have your people talk to my people and we'll do lunch! Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:52 PM (x4N9x ............. Whoa.............Do you live in Sloan? I am 2 hours north of Omaha and I think that's about halfway

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 05:56 PM (wqh09)

353 I love blackjack, but will crawl into my own little video poker world if stupidity is abundant, which is always. You can avoid some stupidity by playing > $25, but that is a bit rich for my conservative blood. Plus hubby might come over and ruin it.

Posted by: Kalneva at April 18, 2014 05:56 PM (3pQOs)

354 stop the italics...

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 05:56 PM (7IpfG)

355 ok good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at April 18, 2014 05:57 PM (9GG/0)

356 When I refresh, I sure want to bop that fucking rat on the head with a shovel.

You are evil.  And not in a good way.  And if this comes out in italics, you're goin' straight into the barrel.  Where you belong.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 05:57 PM (8lmkt)

357 Emphasis mine. Twenty four months ago, one could get fifty rounds of .22lr at you local Walmart for about $1. (Thunderbolts) $12 for 100 rounds? Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 10:36 PM (KCxzN) Well, since I paid ten bucks for a box of 50 Bla*ers (hah forgot that word was banned!) at the gun shop out in Leesburg, and its going for 13 cents a round and UP on arms list.... My Walmart doesn't even have a spot on the shelf for .22LR. The others I went to had pricetags below empty shelves.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 05:57 PM (4+AaH)

358 GGE I am based 1 hour north of Omaha! Have your people talk to my people and we'll do lunch!

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:52 PM (x4N9x)



Hellz yeah! Mom and Dad grew up in small towns along the I-80 corridor, like the song says, east of Omaha (Dad's hometown is just north of the Beebeetown ramp, in fact).




Whoa that's a bit of a drive!! That's about 3 hours from me.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 10:53 PM (wqh09)



At the beginning, the end, or somewhere along the way? Probably going I-81 to 64 to 70, then north from KCMO on Hiway 71.



I'll have to look up the answer later, skating rink hell is closing and they are going to let me out now. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 05:57 PM (DA9Jf)

359 I only play Black Jack on cheapo day.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 05:57 PM (bitz6)

360 ...and there I go. In baseball terms? -Blown Save I don't want to be in the barrel tonight, damnit. *grabs squeegee and shotgun* *dons haz-mat suit* *lowers goggles* FUCK!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 05:58 PM (lq3Ak)

361 What kid wouldn't love to find an Easter basket stuffed with plastic eggs, inside of which are dried fruits??!!

We would!

Posted by: Red Diaper Babies at April 18, 2014 05:58 PM (Dwehj)

362 stop the italics... Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 10:56 PM (7IpfG) ಠ_ಠ

Posted by: Silvio Berlusconi at April 18, 2014 05:58 PM (AymDN)

363 Molly, oakland nebraska, Holy snot, we are neighbors! I wonder how many more morons live on here in the middle of nowhere?

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 05:58 PM (x4N9x)

364 It's OK Slapweasel, happens to everyone sooner or later. Now get in mah belly!

Posted by: The Barrel at April 18, 2014 05:59 PM (0AKks)

365 sup mouth breathers?! Have I said how badly I'm ready to leave Great Lakes, IL...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead
............
You gotta be shittin' me.. today was gorgeous for Chicago!  Out here in the west burbs, it was paradise..  'cept maybe up at Great Lakes it coulda been a bit chillier and windier..  but hey.. that's what the lakes do!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 18, 2014 05:59 PM (b/lt+)

366 364: Hortonville Wi. Try finding that on a map. Good luck!

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 18, 2014 06:00 PM (Q8vlx)

367 I haven't done that shampoo in the eye thing in years. It burns.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:01 PM (bitz6)

368 350 "I liked Reno. I played Craps for 8 or 9 hours straight." Posted by: Boss Moss .............. Piker.........My all time best was way back when when I literally had no money. Sat down at a blackjack table at 11 in the morning with 40 bucks. Put it out and started drinking. I drank the whole time and left the table at 3 am the next day. Never reached in my purse, played on that 40 bucks the whole time. My husband went to like 2 shows and the hoover dam. Came back pissed as could be. I cashed out for like 200 dollars. I think I did the math and it came it out to be less than minimum wage per hour.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 06:01 PM (wqh09)

369 Now get in mah belly!

Posted by: The Barrel at April 18, 2014 10:59 PM (0AKks)


No.  You cannot have Slap.  Not now, not ever.  Don't trifle with me on this one, Barrel, you can't win.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 06:01 PM (8lmkt)

370 Evening y'all!

Posted by: tbodie at April 18, 2014 06:02 PM (9Zci/)

371 46 But you'd still hit it, right? Posted by: Sean Bannion She's Canadian. Pretty sure they've got that penis-like vagina thing mentioned above. So -- let's put her down as a "maybe". Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2014 09:23 PM (kdS6q) --- I don't presume to speak for all Canadian woman but I assure you all of the Canadian lady bits I've seen are just like your American lady bits.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 18, 2014 06:02 PM (N/cFh)

372 On the range trip, took the brand new Henry Survival Rifle. I had forgotten just how light that thing was. It was real easy to put on target. Very first round the spent casing got munched - not sure what happened but it bounced back in from the ejection port and made it unhappy. I didn't see it so ejected a couple of rounds while trying to clear it, then I saw it in there and dumped it out. After that, it went bang every time.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:02 PM (4+AaH)

373 Not good: Mumps Outbreak Reported at Hoboken College Campus The students at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken were 18 to 21 years old and fully vaccinated against mumps http://tinyurl.com/mawvhms

Posted by: The MMR Hat at April 18, 2014 06:02 PM (AymDN)

374 It is penance, Peaches. I got the suit and the shotgun. I'll taker my turn with the scrub-brush just like everyone else... lol

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:02 PM (lq3Ak)

375 Posted by: chemjeff at April 18, 2014 10:57 PM (9GG/0) Night Chemjeff.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 06:03 PM (GDulk)

376 I was winning on some idiot black jack bet that involved royalty. I think the dealer was cheating for me for tips.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:03 PM (bitz6)

377 You are evil. And not in a good way. And if this comes out in italics, you're goin' straight into the barrel. Where you belong. Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 10:57 PM (8lmkt) when did rodent killin get to be bad?

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 06:03 PM (7IpfG)

378 Slap How you doin?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 18, 2014 06:04 PM (Q8vlx)

379 Molly, oakland nebraska, Holy snot, we are neighbors! I wonder how many more morons live on here in the middle of nowhere? Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 10:58 PM (x4N9x ............... Not many I am afraid.... I googled and we are 90 miles apart. I have always whined that there are no meetups in my part....mostly because I didn't think there was anyone else around here.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 06:04 PM (wqh09)

380 >>> I don't presume to speak for all Canadian woman but I assure you all of the Canadian lady bits I've seen are just like your American lady bits. They have teeth?

Posted by: fluffy at April 18, 2014 06:04 PM (Ua6T/)

381 Well, goodnight, all. I'm the only mammal in the house who isn't snoring right now.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2014 06:04 PM (xaTUa)

382 In could have avoided that about six beers ago, but alas... *hic* ...scrub, scrub, scrub the barrel. -You People are sick with what gets thrown/expelled/secreted in this damn thing. Dear Lord... I know that's not a Twinkie.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:05 PM (lq3Ak)

383 This Henry Survival Rifle folds up into its but?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:05 PM (bitz6)

384 Hat, yeah, the fact that they had been vaccinated and got it anyway is firmly in the "not good" column. 

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 06:05 PM (8lmkt)

385 "Slap How you doin?" Posted by: Chavez the Hugo Damn good, sir! *echoes from Teh Barrel* Pops decided on Roku and was happy about the NHRA races. Thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:07 PM (lq3Ak)

386 Isn't mumps closely related to an std?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:07 PM (bitz6)

387 when did rodent killin get to be bad?

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 11:03 PM (7IpfG)


when they have wittle stuffed animals to snuggle them to sleep.  srsly, you have to ask?  pet rats are actually quite intelligent and lovely.  nothing like, say, a Brooklyn or Detroit street rat.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 06:07 PM (8lmkt)

388 Oh man, who knew peaches had woman wood for slap weasel? Omaha Council Bluffs need up for morons in the area? Could go down to the Old Market or could stay at one of the casinos in Council Bluffs. Saturday night in either place would be rocking. When you have the chance look up Thievery Corporation on youtube or one of the music places. They're only famous tune was Lebanese Blonde, which is exactly about what you think it is about. But its excellent feet up drinking music and what I have on right now.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 06:07 PM (x4N9x)

389 Vegas? Just deposit $50 into Betonline and its like being in Vegas.

Posted by: Up With People at April 18, 2014 06:08 PM (pf+hU)

390 Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 11:05 PM (8lmkt) People my age and younger have been so blessed to have no.freaking. clue. what a real epidemic actually looks like. I'm positive it can't last forever though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 06:08 PM (GDulk)

391 when they have wittle stuffed animals to snuggle them to sleep. srsly, you have to ask? pet rats are actually quite intelligent and lovely. nothing like, say, a Brooklyn or Detroit street rat politician. Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 11:07 PM (8lmkt)

Posted by: The Rat's cute little hat at April 18, 2014 06:09 PM (AymDN)

392 Slap: that's great to hear. The only thing he will miss is the smell of nitro in the morning.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 18, 2014 06:09 PM (Q8vlx)

393 when they have wittle stuffed animals to snuggle them to sleep. srsly, you have to ask? pet rats are actually quite intelligent and lovely. nothing like, say, a Brooklyn or Detroit street rat. Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 11:07 PM (8lmkt) is this a test? I've heard the same about Tarantulas, iguanas, pythons and half wolf dogs

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 06:10 PM (7IpfG)

394 This Granulated Garlic stuff is great.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:10 PM (bitz6)

395 Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 11:07 PM (8lmkt) Found the back half of an 8 inch rat outside the bedroom window a couple of weeks ago. The cat had *completely* freaked out in the middle of the night. Must have been about whatever caught the rat.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 06:11 PM (GDulk)

396 I've had mumps my entire life.

Posted by: Dingy Harry Reid at April 18, 2014 06:12 PM (Dwehj)

397 "The only thing he will miss is the smell of nitro in the morning." Posted by: Chavez the Hugo *Heh* He'll get his yearly fix at the "local" track, (three hour drive). He says it "feeds his bones"...lol. Thanks again, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:12 PM (lq3Ak)

398 Anytime man. Glad it worked out.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 18, 2014 06:13 PM (Q8vlx)

399 Found the back half of an 8 inch rat outside the bedroom window a couple of weeks ago. ................. That's disgusting. Are rats common in your neighborhood? I have snakes, goghers and moles in my yard but have never seen a rat. I think I would flip.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 06:14 PM (wqh09)

400 Found the back half of an 8 inch rat outside the bedroom window a couple of weeks ago. The cat had *completely* freaked out in the middle of the night. Must have been about whatever caught the rat.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 11:11 PM (GDulk)


Yikes, Polli!!  That just gave me the actual shivers.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 06:14 PM (8lmkt)

401 "Blackjack is my thing but have just started playing craps."

My favored game in Vegas is rolling drunks in dark alleyways. Best odds going.

Who knew how portable and profitable those hobo hunting skills would turn out to be?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 18, 2014 06:14 PM (noWW6)

402 "This Granulated Garlic stuff is great." Posted by: Boss Moss Yup. It is excellent. *Pro Tip* Never confuse it with "Garlic Salt". That's one "whoops" that kills an entire evening's "cheffery".

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:15 PM (lq3Ak)

403 397 I've had mumps my entire life. Posted by: Dingy Harry Reid at April 18, 2014 11:12 PM (Dwehj) .............. I'm going with syphilis........the effects are showing in your advanced age.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 06:16 PM (wqh09)

404 381 >>> I don't presume to speak for all Canadian woman but I assure you all of the Canadian lady bits I've seen are just like your American lady bits. They have teeth? Posted by: fluffy at April 18, 2014 11:04 PM (Ua6T/) --- Has someone forgotten to have The Talk with fluffy?

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 18, 2014 06:16 PM (N/cFh)

405 People have always thought that I was packing acorns betwixt my cheeks but it's really just the mumps.

Posted by: Dingy Harry Reid at April 18, 2014 06:16 PM (Dwehj)

406 This Henry Survival Rifle folds up into its but? Not folds. Disassembles and tucks in. Someone else is going to have to take a swing at the folds up into its butt slow pitch.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:17 PM (4+AaH)

407 Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 11:14 PM (wqh09) Apparently. It's a nice but not ostentatious subdivision in a Houston suburb. I guess all the year-round fruit and such is very welcoming to rodents. Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 11:14 PM (8lmkt) I could tell the size because the tail was intact. Looked like it had been in *very* good condition (sleek, fluffyish fur) before getting chomped.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 06:18 PM (GDulk)

408 And....I'm back. Caught up on GoT, now I'm gonna drink this wine like I'm mad at it. And I am, cause it tastes like grape juice that was left in a car in July for a few hours.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 18, 2014 06:18 PM (gJ81s)

409 Gingy, up close and personal photographs of Canadian vajayjay would go a long way towards proving your assertion. Just saying...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 06:18 PM (x4N9x)

410 "Blackjack is my thing but have just started playing craps." ---- I haven't played either. I hear that blackjack can be good. I suppose craps can be good but know less than nothing about it. My limited experience with gampling has been Standardbred Horse racing and Texas Holdem.

Posted by: Up With People at April 18, 2014 06:19 PM (pf+hU)

411 Releasing the Kraken. Which is not a euphemism for anything. I just opened up a bottle of The Kraken. Some of that in a Coke de Mexico - delish!

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:20 PM (4+AaH)

412 Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 11:17 PM (4+AaH) There are some things that, (when teed-up?), are too easy.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:20 PM (lq3Ak)

413 Gingy, up close and personal photographs of Canadian vajayjay would go a long way towards proving your assertion. Just saying... Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 11:18 PM (x4N9x) totally, I need to release my 2nd shakra

Posted by: Albert Gore Jr. at April 18, 2014 06:21 PM (7IpfG)

414 410 Gingy, up close and personal photographs of Canadian vajayjay would go a long way towards proving your assertion. Just saying... Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 11:18 PM (x4N9x) --- Ask Dave.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 18, 2014 06:21 PM (N/cFh)

415 407 It seems to just come in 22lr. The AR-5 had an over under with 22 and 410 though.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:21 PM (bitz6)

416 My latest woven scarf is almost finished but I don't think I'm going to manage the last few inches tonight. Darn it. Was supposed to have finished it a week ago.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 06:21 PM (GDulk)

417 I did ask Dave, he said ask you...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 06:23 PM (x4N9x)

418 "Ask Dave." Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth Is his vagina Canadian? ...Just kidding, Dave. *phrasing*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:23 PM (lq3Ak)

419 Dude, It is a tax I'm telling ya

Posted by: Justice Roberts at April 18, 2014 06:23 PM (7IpfG)

420 >>>but I don't think I'm going to manage the last few inches tonight. If I had a silver dime for every time I've heard that....

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 18, 2014 06:23 PM (gJ81s)

421 Spank my face and call me Red, Ace did the ONT? I thought after the last time, Rules had been set. Of course, Ace and Rules, it's like TFG and Laws.... I wasn't going to check the damages until the morning, and yet, I weakened, peeked in, and... it seems... two hours in, the site is not going into total meltdown. Talk about your disturbances in the force. Mid-April is just full of the unusual.

Posted by: mindful webworker meant to do this at April 18, 2014 06:23 PM (U13jb)

422 #LAPD inside #LATimes building, at First & Spring streets & have "detained a few people." Text threat. No weapons seen or fired. @KNX1070

Posted by: Baldy at April 18, 2014 06:24 PM (2bql3)

423 Chakra Khan, Chakra Khan.

Posted by: Dingy Harry Reid at April 18, 2014 06:24 PM (Dwehj)

424 372 46
But you'd still hit it, right?
Posted by: Sean Bannion

She's Canadian. Pretty sure they've got that penis-like vagina thing mentioned above.

So -- let's put her down as a "maybe".
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2014 09:23 PM (kdS6q)
---
I don't presume to speak for all Canadian woman but I assure you all of the Canadian lady bits I've seen are just like your American lady bits. Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 18, 2014 11:02 PM (N/cFh) Hide posts from (N/cFh)


Just colder and snowier.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 06:24 PM (T1005)

425 I haven't played either. I hear that blackjack can be good. I suppose craps can be good but know less than nothing about it. My limited experience with gampling has been Standardbred Horse racing and Texas Holdem. ............ I did the Texas holdem for a couple years. I was easy at first, sit down...act innocent and dumb. I won some money for awhile but got tired of the whole show. Plus one really mean guy from Oklahoma saw right through me and I decided I was done with that.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 06:25 PM (wqh09)

426 That axe thing is more of a splitter than an axe. You don't wan't your choppy bit flopping all around when chopping serious wood. Universe pic, yeah, I got the same question. Is that an actual pic or some sort of graphic. If the Universe really looks like that, shit, what a fucking mess.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2014 06:25 PM (xx0aH)

427 Posted by: DC in Towson at April 18, 2014 11:23 PM (gJ81s) Lol, I should have known better. More evidence I'm too tired to play anymore.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 18, 2014 06:26 PM (GDulk)

428 I'm now shipping (via USB port) the "AltonJackson Grilled Cheese Sammich". Three slices of the finest Walmart bread, two slices of the bestest Walmart American (Fcuk Yeah!) cheese, Parkey 'Squeeze Butter", toasted on a Geo.Foreman™ grille. I'm still working out the details on drone delivery. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 06:26 PM (KCxzN)

429 388 when did rodent killin get to be bad?

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 11:03 PM (7IpfG)

when they have wittle stuffed animals to snuggle them to sleep. srsly, you have to ask? pet rats are actually quite intelligent and lovely. nothing like, say, a Brooklyn or Detroit street rat.
Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 11:07 PM (8lmkt) Hide posts from (8lmkt)


'Cept, of course, for that "constantly dribbling urine" thing that's built-in.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 06:27 PM (T1005)

430 @416 - you are reading wikipedia too fast. The AR-5 was .22 Hornet and bolt action, but was essentially the same layout. The AR-5 was meant to replace an aircrew survival weapon that was .22 Hornet and .410.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:27 PM (4+AaH)

431 "Universe pic, yeah, I got the same question. Is that an actual pic or some sort of graphic. If the Universe really looks like that, shit, what a fucking mess." Posted by: Ricardo Kill I did what I could, man. You wanna redecorate?

Posted by: God at April 18, 2014 06:27 PM (lq3Ak)

432 I got the AR-5 confused with what it was supposed to replace. That Henry Survival Rifle is even fairly cheap.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:27 PM (bitz6)

433 Isn't the Henry survival rifle an AR7?

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 06:29 PM (7IpfG)

434 418 I did ask Dave, he said ask you... Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 11:23 PM (x4N9x) --- Pretty sure he'd have mentioned it.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 18, 2014 06:29 PM (N/cFh)

435 434 Yes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:29 PM (bitz6)

436
New York/New Jersey Moron Meet-up

Thursday, May 1st
6pm-9pm
West Village

All Morons and their handlers are welcome.

for additional info, email me at:

nynjmeet at optimum dot net

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 18, 2014 06:29 PM (QFxY5)

437 @433 yeah a little less than a 10/22 takedown and a more portable form factor, though the 10/22 is a better rifle so I guess that's a wash.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:31 PM (4+AaH)

438 We used to get the usual candy in our baskets.  Along with a book or two.

I miss my easter books

Posted by: Ranba Ral at April 18, 2014 06:31 PM (G99e4)

439 "I just opened up a bottle of The Kraken."

I laughed when I first saw that in the rum section. Great label. But I figured it was cheesy costly gimmick booze and didn't buy any of it. If it's actually any good, I might have to go back and grab a bottle.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 18, 2014 06:31 PM (noWW6)

440 Pterodaustro O Pterodaustro O Smaller than a Terran House, though... [crumple crumple restart] O, Pterodaustro, Thy byll Monsteroso... [needle dragged across record.. restart] Pterodaustro, Pterodaustro, They're the modern stoneage famileeee... [Okay, now we're cooking..]

Posted by: mindful webworker meant to do this at April 18, 2014 06:31 PM (U13jb)

441 "I did what I could, man. You wanna redecorate?" Hehehe. I got some ideas. Some ideas. I would love a nice spiral galaxy to look at night. Shit like that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2014 06:31 PM (xx0aH)

442 All this Vegas talk reminds me of something I read earlier. Charlie Daniels says Harry Reid should be in jail for impersonating an American. I agree.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 06:31 PM (wqh09)

443 424 Chakra Khan, Chakra Khan. Posted by: Dingy Harry Reid at April 18, 2014 11:24 PM (Dwehj) Khaaaaaaaan!

Posted by: Rear Admiral Kirk (original ST timeline) at April 18, 2014 06:31 PM (WlWt+)

444 Oh, we always, always, got a book in our easter basket, along with the candy and dolls and toys and whatever.  Once there were no more easter baskets, i really stopped caring about the whole deal.  ham is not my thing.  church either.

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 06:32 PM (8lmkt)

445 Gengy, he was going to but then he got an important call from the office about some sort of gunbroker order that he had placed for delivery there rather than at home. No idea what that is about that I'm sure he was going to tell you about it in the morning. In any case certainly a rational explanation for being distracted. Probably a present for you. I hope I have not let the cat out of the bag. In the meantime, about those pictures...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 06:33 PM (x4N9x)

446 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 18, 2014 11:29 PM (QFxY5) I'm alergic to NJ, the only firearm I own that holds less than 10 rounds is my 1911 in .45ACP

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 06:34 PM (7IpfG)

447 Harry Reid isnot of this earth. He should be arrested for impersonating a human. He needs to be flushed twice.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 18, 2014 06:34 PM (Q8vlx)

448 I'm going to bed, it been fun. My contribution to Easter is giving the little one 30 dollars worth of candy and an electric tinkerbell toothbrush (with toothpaste). If I work it right she will get home with the toothbrush and "forget" her candy here.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 18, 2014 06:35 PM (wqh09)

449 I mean, all we got was this fucking "Milky Way." How fucking lame is that? Give me something. A show in the night sky. A Sombrero. Something. Wow me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2014 06:35 PM (xx0aH)

450 446 Gengy, he was going to but then he got an important call from the office about some sort of gunbroker order that he had placed for delivery there rather than at home. No idea what that is about that I'm sure he was going to tell you about it in the morning. In any case certainly a rational explanation for being distracted. Probably a present for you. I hope I have not let the cat out of the bag. In the meantime, about those pictures... Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, 2014 11:33 PM (x4N9x) --- Your efforts are admirable... But he's in his office, which is adjacent to this room; and we got that delivery earlier today.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 18, 2014 06:35 PM (N/cFh)

451 Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 18, hey bro

Posted by: Celtic Whiskey at April 18, 2014 06:35 PM (7IpfG)

452 Novak's Oscar night speech, which some observers characterized as halting, was the result of a pill she had taken to relax and a three-day fast, she said in her letter.

Posted by: Baldy at April 18, 2014 06:36 PM (2bql3)

453 I laughed when I first saw that in the rum section. Great label. But I figured it was cheesy costly gimmick booze and didn't buy any of it. If it's actually any good, I might have to go back and grab a bottle. Posted by: torquewrench at April 18, 2014 11:31 PM (noWW6) Do. It. Cheaper than the Captain - but what isn't these days - and tastier. If you are in to the spiced rums, I recommend the following, in order: Blackheart Sailor Jerry Captain Morgan Captain Morgan Black The Kraken Captain Morgan 8

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:37 PM (4+AaH)

454 "I mean, all we got was this fucking "Milky Way." How fucking lame is that? Give me something. A show in the night sky. A Sombrero. Something. Wow me." Posted by: Ricardo Kill I have failed you. I was enjoying chocolate-covered caramel and nougat at the time. ...And dealing with Gabriel. ...which was a Whole Thing. -The next day was a Sunday, so.....

Posted by: Your Chosen Diety at April 18, 2014 06:38 PM (lq3Ak)

455 I mean, me God, for my chosen plant and chosen beings............I am going to fucking blow their minds. Demonstrate my all knowing, all being power and stomp any question in their minds of who is the Boss around here. Some stars. No flash. No sizzle. Let's people's minds wander.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2014 06:39 PM (xx0aH)

456 "If the Universe really looks like that, shit, what a fucking mess." Ricardo Kill "Hey, it's a work in progress, okay? I'll clean up all the marble chips when I'm done." -Michaelangelo to his landlady.

Posted by: mindful webworker a lert at April 18, 2014 06:40 PM (U13jb)

457 The Captain Morgan Preferred is way better than the regular stuff which is undrinkable.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:40 PM (bitz6)

458 I just realized today that the M16 (or variants) have been on active duty for 50 years now.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:40 PM (4+AaH)

459 And on that note...good night all.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 18, 2014 06:40 PM (AC0lD)

460 I just realized today that the M16 (or variants) have been on active duty for 50 years now. Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 11:40 PM (4+AaH) longest serving rifle in US history...

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 06:42 PM (998lb)

461 Was that 1943 on the M16 a patent year?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:42 PM (bitz6)

462 If I don't at least get a flat tire for that jumble of happy-horseshit, I may lose a little Faith.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:43 PM (lq3Ak)

463 Clean this fucking shit up. God dammit. You're renting for fuck's sake. What are you fucking thinking? This shit is going on your bill if you don't fucking fix it.

Posted by: MIchaelangelo's Landlady at April 18, 2014 06:43 PM (xx0aH)

464 longest serving rifle in US history... Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 11:42 PM (998lb) And yet the most hated. At least by the military. And re your hash you should try Atkins.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:44 PM (4+AaH)

465 No security deposit for you.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:44 PM (bitz6)

466 And re your hash you should try Atkins. Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 11:44 PM (4+AaH) that is my Dead Lift...

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 06:46 PM (998lb)

467 Actually, Ace, it's not a swivel head design. It's an angular design that emphasizes a slightly off-set center of mass w.r.t. to the conventional, straight down point of impact approach. Theoretically, seems like a cool tool. I'd like to try one out myself. But it's obvious you've never really chopped wood before buddy.

Posted by: B at April 18, 2014 06:46 PM (yd0D/)

468 Not sure we have a quorum, but here goes: received and accepted a job offer today, I start on the 28th. And, I have applied contact paper to 18.3% of the surfaces that require such treatment in my new small (but tiny!) apartment. So, I gots that goin' for me. Which is good.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 06:47 PM (KCxzN)

469 So the M4 is just a shorter M16?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 18, 2014 06:47 PM (bitz6)

470 But it's obvious you've never really chopped wood before buddy. Chopped? No. Polished? Heh.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 06:47 PM (0AKks)

471 457 "If the Universe really looks like that, shit, what a fucking mess." Ricardo Kill "Hey, it's a work in progress, okay? I'll clean up all the marble chips when I'm done." -Michaelangelo to his landlady. ........ I laugh because this reminds me of my sister and I in the Sistine chapel a few years ago. We looked around and then up... She says " kinda neat huh?" I agreed. Took us a few minutes to see it then we bailed. As two simpletons we clearly didn't appreciate at the time what we were seeing.

Posted by: Molly K. at April 18, 2014 06:48 PM (/ts/w)

472 A type of insect has been discovered in which the female has the penis -- well, the "intromittent organ," the thing that gets stuck into the other organ. It's not really a penis, of course. It's just something she sticks inside of the male to painfully leech the sperm out of him. Oh, a Prehensile Pussy. Knew a stripper who had one of those.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 18, 2014 06:48 PM (AHzA7)

473

If you were really Michaelangelos's Landlady every word in your scribbling should end with a vowel sound.  Like this:

Cleana thisa fuckinge shite upa.  Gode Dammite.  You'rea rentinga fora fuck'se sake.  Whata are you thinkinga?

Thisa shite isa goinge ona youra billa ifa you don'ta fuckinga fixe ita.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 18, 2014 06:48 PM (jucos)

474 If you are in to the spiced rums, I recommend the following, in order: Blackheart Sailor Jerry Captain Morgan Captain Morgan Black The Kraken Captain Morgan 8 Shit I forgot, top of this list is: Appleton Estates

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 06:49 PM (4+AaH)

475 Congrats on the job, Alton.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 06:50 PM (0AKks)

476 Alton Jackson, great news!

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 18, 2014 06:50 PM (N/cFh)

477 But it's obvious you've never really chopped wood before buddy.

Chopped? No.

Polished? Heh.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 11:47 PM (0AKks)

_____________

Sported?  You bet!

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 18, 2014 06:50 PM (jucos)

478 M16......M14.........M1 For some strange and personal reason I still think of the Springfield as the nation's battle rifle. Not arguing or disagreeing at all. Just stating a thought. I still think of the Springfield. Was it "Sergent York?"

Posted by: MIchaelangelo's Landlady at April 18, 2014 06:51 PM (xx0aH)

479 Congrats, Alton! ...and best wishes with that contact paper. There is "good sticky", but there is also "bad sticky". This seems like the latter. *Raises Beer* Here's to a running start, Sir! *clink!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 06:51 PM (lq3Ak)

480 "Not sure we have a quorum, but here goes: received and accepted a job offer today, I start on the 28th."

Hey, fantastic news, Alton! Quick on the rebound.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 18, 2014 06:52 PM (noWW6)

481

Congrats Alton!

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 18, 2014 06:52 PM (jucos)

482 Gotta go. Good night, Gracies. Have fun. Or whatev. ***** As we humble ourselves before the Almighty Pageant which we celebrate this weekend, I think Morons especially should recall the wedding host who stood up and made a speech about how great, and unusual, it was that they'd saved the better wine for last. Let's face it, is there anything in religion quite like Mary weaseling Jesus into supplying some booze? At first he was all, what's that got to do with me? And then she started crying, and, well, you know, moms, tears, devoted Jewish son, next thing you know, there's wine. I can imagine he even surprised himself, because it seems like, after that one, he kept a cautious check on his superpowers, and some distancing from the family influence. But the thing is, the important thing is, it was the good stuff!

Posted by: mindful webworker being dragged back to my cell at April 18, 2014 06:53 PM (U13jb)

483 Congrats, Alton. Jobs are a bitch. I have one but it drives me nuts and makes me wonder sometimes.

Posted by: MIchaelangelo's Landlady at April 18, 2014 06:53 PM (xx0aH)

484 469 Not sure we have a quorum, but here goes: received and accepted a job offer today, I start on the 28th. And, I have applied contact paper to 18.3% of the surfaces that require such treatment in my new small (but tiny!) apartment.

So, I gots that goin' for me. Which is good. Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 11:47 PM (KCxzN) Hide posts from (KCxzN)


Great news, AJ!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 06:54 PM (T1005)

485 Congrats Alton! A good man is never down and out!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 06:54 PM (DmNpO)

486 "Not sure we have a quorum, but here goes: received and accepted a job offer today, I start on the 28th."


Awesome, AltonJackson, congrats!!!  And, super smart to take another couple of weeks off, who knows when you will have that chance again.  Yay, you!

Posted by: Peaches at April 18, 2014 06:55 PM (8lmkt)

487 Go eat a carrot you tea-bagger! Have a Blessed Easter! :p

Posted by: Rock Cutter at April 18, 2014 06:57 PM (NIqXJ)

488 Oh, and, I did a huge rookie sock fail above. Screw me. I am a dumb SOB. Congrats, Alton.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2014 06:59 PM (xx0aH)

489 Has anyone resolved the fucked-up Universe we see around us? Just wondering. To now I gotta say fucking chemical mess. The shit happens. And voila.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2014 07:02 PM (xx0aH)

490 Wanna play cricket on the green
Ride my bike across the street
Cut myself and see my blood
Wanna come home all covered in mud

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2014 07:03 PM (AaZet)

491 Thanks, Horde You people keep me sane

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 07:04 PM (KCxzN)

492 I still maintain that if you've never heard Vin Scully, you need to find a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast. Preferably over the radio. When he describes a ball field, you can smell the grass. You feel the gentle breeze, flowing from left field to right. His voice pours over a broadcast like syrup, symmetrically flowing down a stack of pancakes. Oh. So. Gently. He doesn't broadcast a game. He tells a little baseball story, and it's different every time.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 07:04 PM (lq3Ak)

493 "You people keep me sane." Posted by: AltonJackson We're alright, I guess... *kicks dirt around*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 07:06 PM (lq3Ak)

494 AM radio is the only way to experience baseball. If you must, watch it on TV, but hear it on radio.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 07:06 PM (KCxzN)

495 Happy Easter all you Moronettes & Morons! THIS is what you put in an Easter basket: http://i58.tinypic.com/2wcjfxw.jpg http://i58.tinypic.com/2wcjfxw.jpg ( not sure how this tiny pic stuff works, each link is the same photo)

Posted by: RondinelaMamma at April 18, 2014 07:07 PM (EJ/Tn)

496 Way to go Alton. All here are rooting for you.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 18, 2014 07:08 PM (ojnk6)

497 492 Thanks, Horde You people keep me sane Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 12:04 AM (KCxzN) --- Yeah, we hardly suck at all.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 18, 2014 07:08 PM (N/cFh)

498 Wanna play cricket on the green Ride my bike across the street Cut myself and see my blood Wanna come home all covered in mud I get the impression you're trying to tell us something your mother doesn't want anyone to know.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 07:08 PM (0AKks)

499

Congrats, Alton!

 

 

Just so you know, Peaches is totally in her cups.  Don't believe her if she tells you I'm drunk.

 

 

I'm not.  It's just that I have too much blood in my alcohol stream.

 

 

 

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2014 07:09 PM (vvk2F)

500 From the sidebar:    "Whether it's the violin, chess, or basketball, it takes roughly 10,000 hours to become a master."



=====
Many construction trades have a 4 year apprenticeship.  With overtime many people have 10K hours by the time they finish their apprenticeship.  So, at 10K hours, they are a lower level journeyman with solid-to-excellent skills, but they still have plenty left to learn.



For an engineer/architect, there is a 4 year degree, followed by a 4 year pre-licensing period.  Again, at 10K actual work hours that engineer/architect is now a lower level professional.  They, too, can have solid-to-excellent skills, but they are rarely in the same class as a solid professional that has been licensed for 10 years.


So, for many pursuits, 10K is more like the first place a person achieves competence -- which is far from mastery.**   And that includes putting the damn smart phone down and paying close attention to learning their craft.  10K hours may not make much impact at all on people who don't really try.





**Except for very rare uniquely gifted prodigies who apparently became a master just by being born.

Posted by: jc at April 18, 2014 07:10 PM (PlzOe)

501 Good on ya, Alton!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 18, 2014 07:10 PM (o3MSL)

502 Sgt. York would have been carrying the US-built Enfield, not the 1903, and it's been passed around for years that he did his famous deeds with the 1911 pistol, not any rifle at all. Anna P will be all over this, but I think I have heard that more US troops in WWI used the Enfield than the Springfield. Both pretty damn good. Advantage of the Enfield was, it didn't require royalty payments to Germany.

To understand the modern and/or conservative mindset, read some samples of what was said about the Garand between the time it was introduced in trials and, well, we won the war. There was a far better rifle, you know, but political connections made the choice. The damned thing was never going to work right, it was practically an enemy plot. Only sissies need semi-autos anyway. It would never have the hitting force of a 1903, with half its energy bled off for the action. And so on. There were similar rumors on the plus side. It's just how the mind works, or, some days, doesn't.

Also, did you know that John Garand (also Gene Stoner, Leonardo and Michelangelo) was gay? Or was it just Canadian...I forget.    

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 18, 2014 07:10 PM (xq1UY)

503 "AM radio is the only way to experience baseball. If you must, watch it on TV, but hear it on radio." Posted by: AltonJackson *fist bump* That's how I grew up. I got one bowl of chips and pretzels, while my brother and I split a sixteen-ounce bottle of Pepsi. We turned on the radio and watched the TV. The TV was always delayed, so we got to hear the artist "paint it" before we saw it. ...theater of the mind was confirmed by the play on the Tee-Vee. It was the only way to fall asleep when the games were on the West Coast.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 07:12 PM (lq3Ak)

504 Good evening all.  I was in for a sweet GS-14 job, but got notice today that I was "eligible but not among the best qualified," which translates to, "thanks for trying, but we already knew who was getting that position before we advertised it."  Still have a good shot at some upcoming -12 and -13 positions, though.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 18, 2014 07:13 PM (vn9w4)

505 440 I laughed when I first saw that in the rum section. Great label. But I figured it was cheesy costly gimmick booze and didn't buy any of it. If it's actually any good, I might have to go back and grab a bottle. Posted by: torquewrench at April 18, 2014 11:31 PM (noWW6) I notice that a lot of rum has glitzy labels, compared to most other kinds of booze. I wonder why that is. I tend to shy away from that, assuming that it has more to do with marketing than actual quality. Does anybody have recommendations for good rum, regardless of label?

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 07:15 PM (sdi6R)

506 Posted by: Country Singer at April 19, 2014 12:13 AM (vn9w4) They must have found out that you post here every now & again!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 18, 2014 07:17 PM (o3MSL)

507 Evenin' all. No fresh hell in the ONT right?

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:19 PM (QeH9j)

508 Sgt. York would have been carrying the US-built Enfield, not the 1903, and it's been passed around for years that he did his famous deeds with the 1911 pistol, not any rifle at all. Anna P will be all over this, but I think I have heard that more US troops in WWI used the Enfield than the Springfield. Both pretty damn good. Advantage of the Enfield was, it didn't require royalty payments to Germany. Yep, that's true. The US had twice as many Enfields / 1917s on hand for WWI than Springfields. Records are sketchy but Sgt York probably did have an Enfield. (No windage adjustment on a 1917 though, part of why they aren't preferred by marksmen.) However, for long service? Some of our troops in Gulf War 1 sent back home for their Springfields...

Posted by: Steck at April 18, 2014 07:19 PM (5i94q)

509 "Does anybody have recommendations for good rum, regardless of label?" Posted by: rickl I was never a fan of rum. I bought Bacardi 151 because I only used it in "Hairy Buffaloes". If you're having a big party, that's the way to go. Otherwise, I'm just not a rum guy.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 07:19 PM (lq3Ak)

510 Does anybody have recommendations for good rum, regardless of label? Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2014 12:15 AM (sdi6R) Clear, spiced, dark? Mixing or straight?

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:20 PM (QeH9j)

511

The original Garand chambering in, if I recall correctly, a .257 caliber, would have been magnificent. 

 

 

Still, the .30-'06 version kicked ass on every battlefield.

 

 

Don't get me started on the Johnson rifle though.  Great ideas, some good battlefield trials in the Pacific, but I smell the whiff of Chauchat in it's magazine system.

 

 

To me, the ultimate Garand variant isn't the M-14 / M1-a....but rather, the Beretta BM-59.  Converted Garand, uses M-14 mags, just all round tuned to perfection rifle.  Lust.  LUST!.

 

 

As for a perfect modern service cartridge?  Give me a modification of the 6.5 Grendel, but with the shoulder moved forward more like the 6.8 SPC.  Then, the damn thing would work with the M-249 and other belt-fed weapons.  The Grendel's shoulder is too far back, and the '249's feed-pawl can barely engage it on the shoulder radius.

 

 

Barring that, I'll stick to my 6.5x55 Swede rifles.  Tack drivers, incredible penetration, great external and terminal ballistics, modest recoil.... what's not to love?

 

 

Oh, this isn't the gun thread?  Damn, guess I was as think as I drunk you was, after all?

 

 

 

Jim
Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2014 07:20 PM (vvk2F)

512

470  The M4 is shorter, has a railed upper, carbine-length gas system, collapsible stock, faster twist in the barrel, and extended feed ramps.

All of which makes grampa very happy

Posted by: MAx at April 18, 2014 07:23 PM (b7yum)

513 Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2014 12:15 AM (sdi6R) "Clear, spiced, dark? Mixing or straight?" -Posted by: RWC ^I think you've found your Local Expert!^

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 07:24 PM (lq3Ak)

514 The best way to split wood is do it in cold weather.  Anything below about 5 deg F and splitting is a breeze.

Posted by: jc at April 18, 2014 07:25 PM (PlzOe)

515 They must have found out that you post here every now & again!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 12:17 AM (o3MSL)



Heh, you may be right, given where the job is: the newly designated "Cyber Center of Excellence" at Fort Gordon.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 18, 2014 07:26 PM (vn9w4)

516 OK, I'm out tomorrow night, mi amigoes

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2014 07:26 PM (KCxzN)

517 Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2014 12:20 AM (vvk2F) Been hankering to buy something. Checked GunBroker. 6.5swede is 1800+. Not bad mind you but I was hoping beyond hope they'd be in the MN price range.

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:26 PM (QeH9j)

518 @506 check out my list @475 for spiced rum. If you are talking white rum, Bacardi is the go to, but if you are putting it dacquiris might as well get the cheapest stuff in the plastic bottle.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 07:27 PM (4+AaH)

519 Just wanted to pop in and say "Howdy" to everyone.  Gonna go pop some popcorn and watch a movie.  Night, y'all!

Posted by: Country Singer at April 18, 2014 07:28 PM (vn9w4)

520 Alvin York is a dead white guy who was a racist-sexist-homophobe with a gun fetish.

Posted by: College Student at April 18, 2014 07:28 PM (XRSxm)

521 Later, Alton! Good Luck! Hmmmm.... ...he didn't want his change, nor his receipt.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 07:28 PM (lq3Ak)

522 And if you like flavors then Cruzan.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 07:29 PM (4+AaH)

523 Does anybody have recommendations for good rum, regardless of label?

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2014 12:15 AM (sdi6R)


I like the 7 year old Flor de Cana rum from Nicaragua. Very smooth, tasty. The 12 year old stuff is even better, but too pricey for my regular use.



I bought a bottle of One Barrel rum from Belize, and it sure smells nice, but tastes a little harsh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 07:29 PM (5z2ng)

524 518  Too bad you're not in socali I'm getting rid of a bunch of ar's

Posted by: MAx at April 18, 2014 07:29 PM (b7yum)

525 The best way to split wood is do it in cold weather. Anything below about 5 deg F and splitting is a breeze.

Posted by: jc at April 19, 2014 12:25 AM (PlzOe)



Ok Paul "nanook" Bunyun. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 18, 2014 07:31 PM (FMbng)

526 -Posted by: RWC ^I think you've found your Local Expert!^ Posted by: Slapweasel at April 19, 2014 12:24 AM (lq3Ak) No, I just play one on TV. Rum was my drink back in the day but I always mixed it, even with a thimbleful of flavored water.

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:31 PM (QeH9j)

527 That axe is neat. I've always wanted an axe that turned, twisted my wrist, and broke my bone at the end of the stroke.

Posted by: Bobby K. at April 18, 2014 07:33 PM (Q++7t)

528 Going to St. Thomas was always fun. Buy a bottle of top shelf rum or buy a candy bar. Actually I think the candy bar was more expensive.

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:33 PM (QeH9j)

529 I've always wanted an axe that turned, twisted my wrist, and broke my bone at the end of the stroke. Posted by: Bobby K. at April 19, 2014 12:33 AM (Q++7t) If you order today we'll include splinters and kindle sticking into your knee or calves. So there are still Patriots at Bundy Ranch? Thank the Lord.

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:35 PM (QeH9j)

530 Sgt. York peers down his barrel, resting on sights where his snot lays fallow. All quiet on his trouser's front, the french maid knew how to blunt his ardor, once none too shallow.

Posted by: The Postman Rang askance at April 18, 2014 07:39 PM (wu/TK)

531 OK, we'll save the Iver-Johnson feud for a proper gun thread. It was "made special" for Marine Raiders, you know...that, and those outboard motors.

That's not an axe. It's a splitting maul.

I won't drink any rum you can see through. I can't get Lemon Hart here any more.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 18, 2014 07:40 PM (xq1UY)

532 526 The best way to split wood is do it in cold weather. Anything below about 5 deg F and splitting is a breeze.


Posted by: jc at April 19, 2014 12:25 AM (PlzOe)


Ok Paul "nanook" Bunyun. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 19, 2014 12:31 AM (FMbng)



====

I didn't even mention the incentive part.

Posted by: jc at April 18, 2014 07:41 PM (PlzOe)

533 *settles in with a Redd's Apple Ale*



Since the M1A is, in fact, still in service, the claims of the upstart M16 are invalid.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 07:42 PM (yh0zB)

534 The best way to split wood is let someone else do it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 07:43 PM (yh0zB)

535 ====I didn't even mention the incentive part.

Posted by: jc at April 19, 2014 12:41 AM (PlzOe)


Wood, the only fuel that warms you twice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2014 07:43 PM (5z2ng)

536 @534. Where? And ceremonial does not count.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 07:44 PM (4+AaH)

537 535 The best way to split wood is let someone else do it. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 19, 2014 12:43 AM (yh0zB) Why do you think he invented an axe that benefits frail hands and grip. Kids...cut some wood!

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:45 PM (QeH9j)

538 Snipers are still using them in Trashcanistan (although most of them are using a variant of the Rem 700 or the venerable Barrett), and I think some of the specops boys have them, too. It's not being used in frontline service, of course, but you can still find them around now and again.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 07:46 PM (yh0zB)

539 Evening morons. Just dropped by to leave this here.

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Completely SFW.

http://youtu.be/a_426RiwST8


Posted by: flounder at April 18, 2014 07:47 PM (Kkt/i)

540 Just switched to MSLSD for my 2minute hate. Lockup is on. Might as well play the ratings winner.

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:48 PM (QeH9j)

541 The best way to split wood is let someone else do it. Any job worth doing is worth doing yourself.

Posted by: Lorena Bobbitt at April 18, 2014 07:49 PM (pkS2f)

542 Why do you think he invented an axe that benefits frail hands and grip.


Posted by: RWC at April 19, 2014 12:45 AM (QeH9j)



The Popeil homo hatchet?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 18, 2014 07:50 PM (FMbng)

543 542 The best way to split wood is let someone else do it. Any job worth doing is worth doing yourself. Posted by: Lorena Bobbitt at April 19, 2014 12:49 AM (pkS2f) Lived across the street from you and your mom. Any wonder I avoided you

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 07:51 PM (QeH9j)

544 OK boys and girls, now that I'm all caught up I'm off to bed, been a long day. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 07:51 PM (yh0zB)

545 527
-Posted by: RWC

^I think you've found your Local Expert!^
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 19, 2014 12:24 AM (lq3Ak)

No, I just play one on TV.

Rum was my drink back in the day but I always mixed it, even with a thimbleful of flavored water. Posted by: RWC at April 19, 2014 12:31 AM (QeH9j) Hide posts from (QeH9j)



Back in college, I used to gargle and swallow a shot of 151 -- then pass a shot over to another student. It's a simple and effective way of demonstrating that you're "case-hardened".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 07:52 PM (T1005)

546 540 Evening morons. Just dropped by to leave this here.

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Completely SFW.

http://youtu.be/a_426RiwST8


Posted by: flounder at April 19, 2014 12:47 AM (Kkt/i)



====

I hit your link and got a friggin' aarp commersh.  I have despised aarp since oblamercare.  true shitbags of the first order.


otherwise, vid was cool.  for some reason I expected Dick Clark to show up.

Posted by: jc at April 18, 2014 07:55 PM (PlzOe)

547 Oh an M14. Gotcha. Yeah. I could actually shoot with an M14. In the hands of someone who is good they are something else.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2014 07:56 PM (4+AaH)

548 Kids...cut some wood!

Posted by: RWC at April 19, 2014 12:45 AM (QeH9j)



What I'm saying.

Posted by: Bryan Singer at April 18, 2014 07:56 PM (XRSxm)

549 to be fair, there is a ton of wasted force in using an axe (and handsaws which I use daily)

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:00 PM (bStrg)

550 I cut me a switch to tan the bottom of the nearest snitch. Hollywood's got 'em, those boys I'll make bitch this coming autumn.

Posted by: Lumberjacker & Auteur J. Sandusky at April 18, 2014 08:02 PM (wu/TK)

551 HOLY CRAP I just read the post about the LA Sheriffs spying from the sky -- wtf is wrong with these control freaks?!

Posted by: Teh Most Interesting Man at April 18, 2014 08:05 PM (ua1Yo)

552 552 HOLY CRAP I just read the post about the LA Sheriffs spying from the sky -- wtf is wrong with these control freaks?! Posted by: Teh Most Interesting Man at April 19, 2014 01:05 AM (ua1Yo) Hide posts from (ua1Yo)


You have to remember that their motto is "we'll treat you like a [Rodney] King"....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 08:07 PM (T1005)

553 552 HOLY CRAP I just read the post about the LA Sheriffs spying from the sky -- wtf is wrong with these control freaks?! Posted by: Teh Most Interesting Man at April 19, 2014 01:05 AM (ua1Yo) It's a given that they know everything about you. Procede accordingly. Hi NSA fucks!

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 08:08 PM (QeH9j)

554 The Left will destroy a Sandusky. The Hollywood culture of pedophilia? Not so much.

Posted by: Bryan Singer at April 18, 2014 08:11 PM (XRSxm)

555 555 The Left will destroy a Sandusky. The Hollywood culture of pedophilia? Not so much.

Posted by: Bryan Singer at April 19, 2014 01:11 AM (XRSxm)


=========

Sandusky is not in a position to do anything for them personally.

Posted by: jc at April 18, 2014 08:13 PM (PlzOe)

556 HOLY CRAP I just read the post about the LA Sheriffs spying from the sky -- wtf is wrong with these control freaks?! Too much Alan Parsons Project on their playlist: http://youtu.be/aBQalkIeE7s

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 08:14 PM (0AKks)

557 HOLY CRAP I just read the post about the LA Sheriffs spying from the sky -- wtf is wrong with these control freaks?! A little mood music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1B_pZC8aWU

Posted by: Screaming for hats at April 18, 2014 08:17 PM (AymDN)

558 556 555
The Left will destroy a Sandusky. The Hollywood culture of pedophilia? Not so much.


Posted by: Bryan Singer at April 19, 2014 01:11 AM (XRSxm)

=========Sandusky is not in a position to do anything for them personally.

Posted by: jc at April 19, 2014 01:13 AM (PlzOe)


====

To elaborate a little.  Being a leftist means everything is negotiable -- including one's personal morals.


For example, it finally dawned on me (yeah, I'm pretty slow) that every single thing Hairy Reed ever sez can be translated into "this person has not paid me." or "this person has paid me."  There is nothing else.  All that BS about the Koch's is just a brazen demand that those who make political contributions make sure he gets his cut, too.



Posted by: jc at April 18, 2014 08:17 PM (PlzOe)

559 Splitting stove wood (from rounds cut to 14-18 inch lengths) is easy, if you have the right tool. It's called a splitting maul.

Axes, by their nature, are used for cutting, not splitting.

Despite those statements, I've split many cords of stovewood with an axe. It takes at least two skills: 1) reading the grain of the subject piece, and 2) an ability to place the blade in the desired spot.

As far as 1) - techniques can help a great deal. On a straight grained, dry piece, a centered hit can work, as in the movies. On more usual, difficult pieces, an orthogonally oriented, near edge hit will be easier to accomplish, and result in whittling the round into smaller pieces.

The traditional test of 2) is to see if you can split a wooden match stuck upright in the splitting block (let alone hit it). That can be a very humbling experience, especially in a competition.

Sometimes, burying the blade on purpose, and lifting the entire unsplit piece to drop it axe-poll first onto the splitting block, will give the most satisfying results against the more difficult pieces.

Some wood pieces (particularly knotty chunks, or any elm) should be taken as physical embodiments of personal frustrations, that can only be solved by the release of an inordinate amount of exasperation. Most satisfying, once done. Everyone who has done this knows about those special blocks of wood they've set aside, and after much thought and an embarassing amount of effort, finally found a way to split them to size.

In any case, as the saying goes, heating with wood heats you many times: cutting, hauling, splitting, stacking, and burning.

Posted by: sodak at April 18, 2014 08:17 PM (B2TZ1)

560 Holy guacamole, an ace ONT.
 
It's been a long day for the Ewok. Me, too. Nappy time. Nite, all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2014 08:18 PM (QEL89)

561 Speaking of rum -- here is a very difficult trivia question which you might think at first glance would be fairly easy. At least there aren't many options to choose from. Here it is -- first person with the right answer wins glory and bragging rights for the rest of time: What is the most-consumed (by volume) kind of hard liquor, worldwide? (We're talkin' generic genres of distilled spirits, rather than specific individual brands. Thus, "rum" would be a correct answer [if rum was the most-consumed, which it isn't], whereas "Bacardi" or some other brand would always be wrong. Also, beer and wine don't count, because they are not distilled.) Easy enough -- right? Start guessing! And no googling, cheaters! (And even if you do google, its not easy to find the right answer, because there is intentional misinformation out there. I, however, recently saw an industry insider report with the real stats.) And we might as well make this a drinking game, so for every wrong answer, everyone has to take a shot of the incorrectly named spirit!

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:18 PM (mizYg)

562

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:18 AM (mizYg)


vodka (though I guess it could be sambuca)

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:22 PM (bStrg)

563 What is the most-consumed (by volume) kind of hard liquor, worldwide? Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:18 AM (mizYg) Obama's Mom?

Posted by: The Self- at April 18, 2014 08:22 PM (AymDN)

564 562 im going with vodka

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 08:23 PM (krmE0)

565 No post hypen socks?

Posted by: The Self-Denouncing Hat at April 18, 2014 08:23 PM (AymDN)

566 Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:18 AM (mizYg) Gin?

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 08:23 PM (QeH9j)

567 Ah, there we go…

Posted by: The Self-Denouncing Hat at April 18, 2014 08:23 PM (AymDN)

568 What is the most-consumed (by volume) kind of hard liquor, worldwide? Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:18 AM (mizYg) As tempted as I am to say "Sandra Fluke," I do not have an proof that she bothers to use her tongue…

Posted by: The Self-Denouncing Hat at April 18, 2014 08:24 PM (AymDN)

569 If anyone wants a Big Party Drink, just think "Hairy Buffalo". 1/3 Fruit, (FLOTUS' Orders) 1/3 White Liquors 1/3 Fruit Juices They don't make Tropicana Twisters anymore, (sad), but they still have other fruit juice combinations. If you only want to make two gallons of "The Wicked Knee-Bucklers of Chicks"? -One-Fifth of Bacardi 151. -One-Fifth of tequila, -or Triple Sec, -or Vodka. *Two Of The Above* -Equal parts fruit juice of your choice. -Pineapple chunks, watermelon, grapes, (holes poked by fork), halved-strawberries, diced pears, diced mango... etc. Do Not Use Apples, Oranges or other citrus. They will degrade and/or turn brown quickly. -Cut the fruit and add the alcohol 24 hours in advance. -Store in fridge. -Don't add the Fruit Juice until the last minute. The ratios are always .33 + .33 + .33. The ratios allow for you to make as much or as little as you need. Slapweasel's Hairy Buffalo. It fits in a punch-bowl or a garbage-can. I've done both.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 08:24 PM (lq3Ak)

570

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 19, 2014 01:24 AM (lq3Ak)


so a coordinated wapatui?

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:25 PM (bStrg)

571

553  You guys don't already have cameras at intersections and traffic cameras on your freeways?  This is oldoldoldoldold tech in socali.

sigalert.com.  That's how it works.

What exactly is the difference between having cameras in your parks and parking a reallife cop there, except one is practical and the other can never happen?

 

Posted by: MAx at April 18, 2014 08:25 PM (b7yum)

572 Drink recipe: The Brain Duster 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz absinthe 1 oz rye whiskey

Posted by: The Absinthe Hat at April 18, 2014 08:25 PM (AymDN)

573 Sandusky only came to mind. Replace him with Polanski, in kind. The poison of taboo did bind such scum so oily a find. A hanging's due each time.

Posted by: Mime at April 18, 2014 08:26 PM (wu/TK)

574 562 T is saying tequila

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 08:26 PM (krmE0)

575 What exactly is the difference between having cameras in your parks and parking a reallife cop there, except one is practical and the other can never happen? Posted by: MAx at April 19, 2014 01:25 AM (b7yum) It makes a difference if you own a donut shop…

Posted by: Chief Wiggum at April 18, 2014 08:26 PM (AymDN)

576 573 What exactly is the difference between having cameras in your parks and parking a reallife cop there, a gun

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 08:28 PM (krmE0)

577 www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fWo0P0MdJM Barefoot axe says splitting is easy.

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:28 PM (Aqvh6)

578 so a coordinated wapatui? Posted by: The Dude at April 19, 2014 01:25 AM (bStrg) Yup! No matter what you call it? It is a knee-separator!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 08:29 PM (lq3Ak)

579 Vodka -- NO. However, you get a silver star, The Dude and navycopjoe, for it comes in SECOND PLACE volume-wise. Gin -- not even close. Tequila? Wayyyyy off-base. Still no right answer. Also: Bronze star and bragging rights for naming the third-place liquor.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:29 PM (mizYg)

580 So what's the LAPDs position on civilian use of optical augmentation?

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:30 PM (Aqvh6)

581

577 Hahaha yeah I don't get why people's ability to live safely in their communities gets so readily trumped by some abstract vision of what the 4th amendment means.

Does "right to be secure in their persons" mean you can't search their cars or that they have some minimum level of personal safety???

Posted by: MAx at April 18, 2014 08:30 PM (b7yum)

582 562 Speaking of rum -- here is a very difficult trivia question which you might think at first glance would be fairly easy. At least there aren't many options to choose from. Here it is -- first person with the right answer wins glory and bragging rights for the rest of time:


What is the most-consumed (by volume) kind of hard liquor, worldwide?


(We're talkin' generic genres of distilled spirits, rather than specific individual brands. Thus, "rum" would be a correct answer [if rum was the most-consumed, which it isn't], whereas "Bacardi" or some other brand would always be wrong. Also, beer and wine don't count, because they are not distilled.)

Easy enough -- right? Start guessing! And no googling, cheaters! (And even if you do google, its not easy to find the right answer, because there is intentional misinformation out there. I, however, recently saw an industry insider report with the real stats.)

And we might as well make this a drinking game, so for every wrong answer, everyone has to take a shot of the incorrectly named spirit! Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:18 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)


Actually, your statement "there aren't many options to choose from" is entirely incorrect. Anything sweet will ferment in water (even if unpleasant to behold) and can be distilled to liquor. So you initially go to fruits (brandies) or grains....


Then you note that you're talking about "consumed (by volume)" rather than "sold". Especially in less-developed areas, there is a hell-of-a-lot of liquor that is consumed but never purchased.


I'd suspect that it's distilled rice wine -- whatever that is named -- and that it's popular in a swath from Africa through Bangladesh to Indonesia and north to Manchuria, and virtually none of it has tax stamps. Or labels. Or makes it more than 10 miles from where it was distilled.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 08:31 PM (T1005)

583 Zombie, whatever cheap scotch the Chinese are drinking

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:31 PM (Aqvh6)

584 Most drank hard liquor? Does jenkem count?

Posted by: The EtOH Hat at April 18, 2014 08:32 PM (AymDN)

585 Drink Recipe...Painkiller. 1 shot Bacardi light Rum 1 shot Bacardi Dark Rum 1 shot Creme de cocoa Strawberry Fusion added to fill 16 oz. Glass. Be close to your bed after 3 of them.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 18, 2014 08:32 PM (ojnk6)

586 I hope it's not ethanol in our stupid biofuel distortion of the economy for PRs sake

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:33 PM (Aqvh6)

587 Liquor? ...I hardly knew her. I'll guess "White Lightning". Un-Barreled whiskey. A.K.A. "Moonshine"

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 08:33 PM (lq3Ak)

588

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 01:31 AM (T1005)


saki

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (bStrg)

589 Oh, and brandies probably come in third.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (T1005)

590

578  That community (Compton) is so crime-filled that there ain't no way they'll ever have enough real cops to bring crime down enough unassisted by technology.

Plus the consent decree severely curtails their ability to pull people over.

Holder-style DOJ is headed for straight-up race based metrics, meaning that the world of crime is about to explode.  What is a PRACTICAL method to protect people in these communities?

Posted by: MAx at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (b7yum)

591 589
Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 01:31 AM (T1005)

saki
Posted by: The Dude at April 19, 2014 01:34 AM (bStrg) Hide posts from (bStrg)


Sake is just rice wine.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 08:35 PM (T1005)

592 Drink recipe: Heavy double shot of Jack Ice Repeat until bottle is empty

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:35 PM (Aqvh6)

593 Blood Wine.

Posted by: Kahless at April 18, 2014 08:35 PM (AymDN)

594 586 Make that Strawberry Banana Fusion.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 18, 2014 08:35 PM (ojnk6)

595 Romulan Ale

Posted by: Commander Sela at April 18, 2014 08:36 PM (AymDN)

596 Oh, and brandies probably come in third.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 01:34 AM (T1005)


whiskey or irish whiskey if you're gonna separate the two

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:36 PM (bStrg)

597 I'd suspect that it's distilled rice wine -- whatever that is named -- and that it's popular in a swath from Africa through Bangladesh to Indonesia and north to Manchuria, and virtually none of it has tax stamps. Or labels. Or makes it more than 10 miles from where it was distilled. Posted by: cthulhu Well, you are getting warm, but you gotta give the product a name. I am in fact talking about manufactured and sold liquor, not home-made moonshine. (Though, in reality, the answer is likely the same.)

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:36 PM (mizYg)

598 Dude, if your going to do that, you might as well separate it into Catholic and Protestant

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:37 PM (Aqvh6)

599 591 I used to be a hardcore rights guy myself, but actual experience of what the decent people of these communities go through has tempered my zeal

Posted by: MAx at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (b7yum)

600 584 Zombie, whatever cheap scotch the Chinese are drinking Posted by: Jean You and cthulhu should huddle to get the right answer between you.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (mizYg)

601 Does jenkem count? Posted by: The EtOH Hat No.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (mizYg)

602 Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:36 AM (mizYg) Someone already mentioned "Saki". I think it was "The Dude".

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 08:39 PM (lq3Ak)

603 Soju? For the win and the headache

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:39 PM (Aqvh6)

604 I'll guess "White Lightning". Un-Barreled whiskey. A.K.A. "Moonshine" Posted by: Slapweasel To clarify: I am indeed speaking of professionally manufactured liquor, which can be therefore totalled up. There's no way to quantify moonshine.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:40 PM (mizYg)

605 The way zombie phrased the question, it's not about the flavor. It's more like:


Distilled fermented sugar cane -- rum
Distilled fermented fruits -- brandy
Distilled fermented potatoes (now mostly wheat) -- vodka
Distilled fermented corn -- whiskey


So I went with the most popular staple food that you can ferment and distill and figured it would be rice -- and rice has been grown across Africa and Asia long enough for everybody and their brother-in-law to set up a mash and a still.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 08:40 PM (T1005)

606 Most consumed alcohol = what ever the Kennedy clan is drinking…

Posted by: The Drinky Hat at April 18, 2014 08:40 PM (AymDN)

607 598 sochu I think it called like a nasty potato rice whiskey thing

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 08:40 PM (krmE0)

608 saki Posted by: The Dude Nope.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:40 PM (mizYg)

609 Someone already mentioned "Saki". I think it was "The Dude".

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 19, 2014 01:39 AM (lq3Ak)


saki is brewed, not fermented

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (bStrg)

610 590 Oh, and brandies probably come in third. Posted by: cthulhu Nope.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (mizYg)

611 Quantifying moonshine is difficult, qualifying it is fun

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (Aqvh6)

612 To clarify: I am indeed speaking of professionally manufactured liquor, which can be therefore totalled up. There's no way to quantify moonshine. Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:40 AM (mizYg) We're gonna try anyway.

Posted by: BATF at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (AymDN)

613 594 Blood Wine. Posted by: Kahless 596 Romulan Ale Posted by: Commander Sela So wrong it's not even in the category of wrongness.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:42 PM (mizYg)

614 I know what it is but I've already given too many guesses. Good luck to anyone who tries to spell it without looking it up

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:42 PM (bStrg)

615 whiskey or irish whiskey if you're gonna separate the two Posted by: The Dude I thought that would be everyone's first guess, but the answer is...NO!

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:43 PM (mizYg)

616 Think not less of my omniscience if the barbarian term fails to timely cross my mind without an internet search....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 08:43 PM (T1005)

617 This contest has buried my recipe. Easy Version: 1/3 Fruit You Like *poked and accessible* 1/3 White Liquor 1/3 Fruit Juice I know we're not in college, but you never know when you'll hoist The FIESTA Flag.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 08:43 PM (lq3Ak)

618 T is saying its spelled shochu

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 08:43 PM (krmE0)

619 I thought that would be everyone's first guess, but the answer is...NO!

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:43 AM (mizYg)


for the third most drank booze? If so, that is kinda surprising

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (bStrg)

620 604 Soju? For the win and the headache Posted by: Jean OK, I'm giving out a big clue here: So close, you're on fire.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (mizYg)

621 T is saying its spelled shochu

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 01:43 AM (krmE0)


same family but different booze

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (bStrg)

622 Dammit Zombe. Can't sleep until you give the answer.

Posted by: RWC at April 18, 2014 08:45 PM (QeH9j)

623 608 598 sochu I think it called like a nasty potato rice whiskey thing Posted by: navycopjoe Warmer.....

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:45 PM (mizYg)

624 It's gotta be soju, I live next door to Annendale VA, aka East Korea. The variety of that crap available and the quantity consumed by the oriental Irish (Koreans) is insane.

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:45 PM (Aqvh6)

625 594 Blood Wine. Posted by: Kahless 596 Romulan Ale Posted by: Commander Sela So wrong it's not even in the category of wrongness. Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:42 AM (mizYg) Terran-normative oppressor!

Posted by: Space Hippies at April 18, 2014 08:45 PM (AymDN)

626 fine, bajiia or how ever the fuck you spell it

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:45 PM (bStrg)

627 im going have to run to the corner store and see what the Chinese tourists are buying

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 08:46 PM (krmE0)

628 Baijiu?

Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat at April 18, 2014 08:47 PM (AymDN)

629 Though Soju is the type of booze that has the two of the top 3 brands in the world

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:47 PM (bStrg)

630 621 604 Soju? For the win and the headache
Posted by: Jean


OK, I'm giving out a big clue here:

So close, you're on fire. Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:44 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)


So it's devolved from a "knowledge" thing into a "spelling" thing, when the regions involved don't use the Latin alphabet, anyway?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 08:47 PM (T1005)

631 speaking of drinks, I am having a 7/7 and it tastes just fine

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 08:47 PM (krmE0)

632 "saki is brewed, not fermented" Posted by: The Dude I didn't even know that.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 08:47 PM (lq3Ak)

633 1. ______? 2. Vodka 3. _____? C'mon, drunkards! We've eliminated rum whiskey sake soju/shochu brandy

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:47 PM (mizYg)

634 If your looking for a brand of soju, then I'm out. I can describe the red bottle with a lotus flower on it that fills trash cans around here, but I have no idea what the name is.

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2014 08:48 PM (Aqvh6)

635 "saki is brewed, not fermented" Posted by: The Dude I didn't even know that. Posted by: Slapweasel at April 19, 2014 01:47 AM (lq3Ak) Non-distilled booze usually comes from three sources: 1). Grains 2). Fruits 3). Honey

Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat *hic* at April 18, 2014 08:48 PM (AymDN)

636 627 fine, bajiia or how ever the fuck you spell it Posted by: The Dude 629 Baijiu? Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat WE HAVE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:48 PM (mizYg)

637 To clarify: I am indeed speaking of professionally manufactured liquor, which can be therefore totalled up. There's no way to quantify moonshine.))) Quantifying? Pints liters and gallons. Missed the original question but felt the need to chime in.

Posted by: Dendritic's grand kid at April 18, 2014 08:49 PM (75hfB)

638 This has become a Mad Scramble and I'll bow-out slowly. I'm clueless.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 08:49 PM (lq3Ak)

639 The Dude shares first prize for semi-guessing the right answer, and The Ethanolic Hat, although second time-wise, was the first correctly spelled answer! Take bows.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:49 PM (mizYg)

640 makes sense, China sure does love their drink

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 08:50 PM (bStrg)

641 625 It's gotta be soju, I live next door to Annendale VA, aka East Korea. The variety of that crap available and the quantity consumed by the oriental Irish (Koreans) is insane. Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2014 01:45 AM (Aqvh6) Hide posts from (Aqvh6)



How dare you call them oriental Irish when they're an honor-bound people who drink heavily and have epic bar-fights? And who have traditionally been classified as second-class people by their somewhat more successful neighbors even though they've ended up doing most of the work?



Hmmm.....I wonder if they have Shamrocks there.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 08:50 PM (T1005)

642 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baijiu "Baijiu (Chinese: 白酒; pinyin: báijiǔ , also known as shaojiu, is an alcoholic beverage from China. It is sometimes infelicitously translated as "white wine", but it is in fact a strong distilled spirit, generally about 40–60% alcohol by volume (ABV), and the world's most-consumed liquor. It is a clear drink usually distilled from sorghum, although other grains may be used: baijiu in southern China often employs glutinous rice, while northern Chinese varieties may use wheat, barley, millet, or even Job's tears in place of sorghum. The jiuqu starter culture used in the production of baijiu mash is usually made of pulverized wheat grains. Because of its clarity, baijiu can appear similar to several other East Asian liquors, but it generally has a significantly higher alcohol content than, for example, Japanese shōchū (25%) or Korean soju (20–45%). "

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:51 PM (mizYg)

643 Also, cthulhu gets honorable (pun intended) mention, for basically knowing what it was before anyone else, but not knowing the name.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:53 PM (mizYg)

644 Peeks into ace ont. is it safe? Are we in trouble yet?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 18, 2014 08:53 PM (e357Q)

645 OK, people -- there are still points to be earned: 1. Baijiu 2. Vodka 3. ___________??????????????????? This is killer.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:54 PM (mizYg)

646 ive heard the Koreans then the Chinese are the biggest drinkers in the world so that makes sense never heard of it though

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 08:54 PM (krmE0)

647 Peeks into ace ont. is it safe? Are we in trouble yet? Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 19, 2014 01:53 AM (e357Q) -------- It was a drive by ONT by Ace. We're good. Have at it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 18, 2014 08:56 PM (ojnk6)

648 I swear upon My Mother's Grave that I'll NEVER drink baja-jew, solely due to this episode. When she cooked meatloaf last week, I wouldn't even have "bet" upon her life. When she crosses over from this unto "The Next", I'll never allow the taste to cross my lips. SONSA-BITCHIN-BUMPUSES!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 08:57 PM (lq3Ak)

649 646 First guess Rum. Since it is distilled from sugars.

Posted by: Dendritic at April 18, 2014 08:58 PM (75hfB)

650 Also, there is some controversy about the third-place winner -- the big corporations think the totals of the claimed third-most-consumed spirit may have been inflated to include homebrew (of this spirit). Either way, it's either in third, or very very close. And yes, it makes "baijiu" seem obvious.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 08:58 PM (mizYg)

651 The computer is as close to fritzing as it gets before fritzing ... so ... Happy-ish Good Friday Good Night, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriiane... at April 18, 2014 08:59 PM (qoKTg)

652 First guess Rum. Since it is distilled from sugars. Posted by: Dendritic Well, as mentioned in the original formulation of the question, rum is NOT the answer, not even for third place. However, to lessen the torture, I will say that you are in the ballpark. BIG CLUE.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:00 PM (mizYg)

653 636 "saki is brewed, not fermented"
Posted by: The Dude

I didn't even know that.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 19, 2014 01:47 AM (lq3Ak)


Non-distilled booze usually comes from three sources:

1). Grains
2). Fruits
3). Honey Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat *hic* at April 19, 2014 01:48 AM (AymDN) Hide posts from (AymDN)


Basic booze comes from fermenting sugars. These can come, as you note, from Grains, Fruits, or Honey, but also from sugarcane, sugar beets, potatoes, or -- in extreme cases -- mare's milk [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumis ].



Any basic fermented alcoholic drink can then be distilled. If you make wine -- whether from grapes or plums -- the distillate is a "brandy". If you ferment something else, the distillate can be called a wide variety of things. In many cases (sour mash Tennessee whiskey comes to mind), the intermediate product is not at all appealing and would presumably never be consumed. In other cases (e.g. nicely-hopped IPAs), the intermediate product is so appealing that distillation would probably never be performed.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:03 PM (T1005)

654 626 594 Blood Wine.
Posted by: Kahless

596 Romulan Ale
Posted by: Commander Sela

So wrong it's not even in the category of wrongness.

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 01:42 AM (mizYg)


Terran-normative oppressor!

Posted by: Space Hippies at April 19, 2014 01:45 AM (AymDN)

 

Don't you mean a "Herbert!"

Posted by: buzzion at April 18, 2014 09:04 PM (LI48c)

655 654 cthulhu: Once again, you have semi-identified the answer, without actually naming it. HUGE CLUE: Somewhere embedded in your comment is the answer, although you never actually give its name.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:05 PM (mizYg)

656 Shochu?

Posted by: Dendritic at April 18, 2014 09:05 PM (75hfB)

657 texted my crazy sister she says try arak

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 09:06 PM (krmE0)

658 Don't you mean a "Herbert!" Posted by: buzzion Is that a "Lost in Space" reference? I HAVE FOUND MY SOUL-MATE AT LAST!!!

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:06 PM (mizYg)

659 657 Shochu? Posted by: Dendriti No, we already eliminated that.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:07 PM (mizYg)

660 658 texted my crazy sister she says try arak Posted by: navycopjoe She really IS crazy. No.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:07 PM (mizYg)

661 When I want a fermented drink I stick to Yak Milk.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2014 09:07 PM (oaf6G)

662 Basic booze comes from fermenting sugars. These can come, as you note, from Grains, Fruits, or Honey, but also from sugarcane, sugar beets, potatoes, or -- in extreme cases -- mare's milk [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumis ]. Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 02:03 AM (T1005) Non-fermented drinks usually aren't made directly from sugarcane, sugar beets, or potatoes - compared to the three I listed. Indeed, any source or sugar can be used, including mares milk and spit. Also, jenkem, which was mentioned previously.

Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat *hic* at April 18, 2014 09:08 PM (AymDN)

663 First of all, why has nobody guessed the obvious: Gin!!! Ooops, that's wrong too. I'm just shocked that nobody has guessed it yet.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:08 PM (mizYg)

664 656 654 cthulhu:

Once again, you have semi-identified the answer, without actually naming it.

HUGE CLUE: Somewhere embedded in your comment is the answer, although you never actually give its name. Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:05 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)



Yeah, I've always liked to understand how things work without focusing on terminology. You should see me talking with machinists about "slop", while they keep yelling, "backlash! backlash!"

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:08 PM (T1005)

665 Tequila?  If Asians drink whatever, and europeans drink vodka, does South America make Tequila #3 since rum is eliminated. 

Posted by: PaleRider at April 18, 2014 09:08 PM (cQZV0)

666 She really IS crazy how much do you have to drink to even know what an arak is? I worry about her sometimes

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 09:09 PM (krmE0)

667 This "brand" of marijuana is coveted by anyone interested in a "Body Buzz". What would you call it?

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 09:09 PM (lq3Ak)

668 How many times can jenkem be mentioned on one thread in polite society?

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:10 PM (mizYg)

669 659 Don't you mean a "Herbert!"
Posted by: buzzion


Is that a "Lost in Space" reference? I HAVE FOUND MY SOUL-MATE AT LAST!!! Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:06 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)



I thought that was from ST:TOS, where they pick up the space hippies.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:10 PM (T1005)

670 Tequila? If Asians drink whatever, and europeans drink vodka, does South America make Tequila #3 since rum is eliminated. Posted by: PaleRider at April 19, 2014 02:08 AM (cQZV0) It's mostly a Mexican thing, since that is were the plant it's made from is grown.

Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat *hic* at April 18, 2014 09:10 PM (AymDN)

671 666 Tequila? If Asians drink whatever, and europeans drink vodka, does South America make Tequila #3 since rum is eliminated.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 19, 2014 02:08 AM (cQZV0)

 

Only Mexico makes Tequila.  Only Mexico can make Tequila.  If it is not made in that area, even if using agaves it is not Tequila.

Posted by: buzzion at April 18, 2014 09:10 PM (LI48c)

672 Any basic fermented alcoholic drink can then be distilled. If you make wine -- whether from grapes or plums -- the distillate is a "brandy". A certain magazine once published a recipe for marijuana wine. Alcohol and THC in one package. What would you call the distillate of that? Other than undrinkable.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 09:10 PM (0AKks)

673 Sang Som?

Posted by: Dendritic at April 18, 2014 09:10 PM (75hfB)

674 How many times can jenkem be mentioned on one thread in polite society? Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:10 AM (mizYg) This isn't polite society. This is the ONT

Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* at April 18, 2014 09:11 PM (AymDN)

675 Well I got the souls anyway

Posted by: PaleRider at April 18, 2014 09:11 PM (cQZV0)

676 666 Tequila? If Asians drink whatever, and europeans drink vodka, does South America make Tequila #3 since rum is eliminated. Posted by: PaleRider Tequila is INCORRECT, but DAY-UMMMMMMMM you are getting close!!!!!

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:11 PM (mizYg)

677 664 First of all, why has nobody guessed the obvious:

Gin!!!

Ooops, that's wrong too. I'm just shocked that nobody has guessed it yet.

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:08 AM (mizYg)

 

Gin was guessed earlier.

 

Bourbon?

Posted by: buzzion at April 18, 2014 09:11 PM (LI48c)

678 Tequila? If Asians drink whatever, and europeans drink vodka, does South America make Tequila #3 since rum is eliminated. Posted by: PaleRider Tequila is INCORRECT, but DAY-UMMMMMMMM you are getting close!!!!! Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:11 AM (mizYg) It's not that fermented stuff made with spit, is it?

Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* at April 18, 2014 09:13 PM (AymDN)

679 No its a Star Trek reference. The Space Hippies called the squares Herbert. http://youtu.be/PQONBf9xMss Posted by: buzzion Damn. And I thought you were my soul mate. But you know how I got to "Lost in Space"? The ST actor who first says "Herbert" ALSO appeared in several "Lost in Space" episodes as a disgruntled teen space hippie! Seriously.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:13 PM (mizYg)

680 A generic term for "Mind-Buzz" versus "Body-Buzz" marijuana is as easy as pie. What would you call the "Body-Buzz" -brand?

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 09:13 PM (lq3Ak)

681 Pisco???

Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* at April 18, 2014 09:14 PM (AymDN)

682 675 Sang Som? Posted by: Dendritic Whatever that is -- No.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:14 PM (mizYg)

683 Bourbon? Posted by: buzzion Nope-a-reeno.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:15 PM (mizYg)

684 683 Pisco??? Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* OMG SO CLOSE!!!!!!!

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:16 PM (mizYg)

685 Cachaça???

Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* at April 18, 2014 09:16 PM (AymDN)

686 663 Basic booze comes from fermenting sugars. These can come, as you note, from Grains, Fruits, or Honey, but also from sugarcane, sugar beets, potatoes, or -- in extreme cases -- mare's milk [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumis ].

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 02:03 AM (T1005)


Non-fermented drinks usually aren't made directly from sugarcane, sugar beets, or potatoes - compared to the three I listed.

Indeed, any source or sugar can be used, including mares milk and spit.

Also, jenkem, which was mentioned previously. Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat *hic* at April 19, 2014 02:08 AM (AymDN) Hide posts from (AymDN)


Interesting note on the "spit" -- saliva contains enzymes that crack starches into sugars. Thoroughly-chewed starchy food is almost all sugars before it hits the stomach, where bolted starchy food can still be relatively indigestible starches....which your gut fauna will then gleefully turn into methane.


But I digress -- for brewing / fermenting purposes, a certain amount of spit worked into the starchy mass before the yeastie-beasties get into it can do a lot to improve your yield. Typically, this was provided by consecrated virgin hotties in your tribe, so that you could quaff the result without going, "ewwww....it's like being tongued by Aunt Jennie."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:16 PM (T1005)

687 It's not that fermented stuff made with spit, is it? Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* You mean Kava? (Maybe?) No, and retch.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:16 PM (mizYg)

688 678 Tequila is INCORRECT, but DAY-UMMMMMMMM you are getting close!!!!! okay, then run with mezcal even the japs drink that

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 09:17 PM (krmE0)

689 687 Cachaça??? Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* a WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!! Cachaça it is!

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:18 PM (mizYg)

690 The simple names of marijuana indicate what may happen during your "buzz". The first form was depicted within the wording and formulation of the question. Within the previous sentence.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 09:18 PM (lq3Ak)

691 691 687 Cachaça???
Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* a


WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cachaça it is! Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:18 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)



OK, fine -- WTF is it?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:19 PM (T1005)

692 Cachaça??? Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* a WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!! Cachaça it is! Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:18 AM (mizYg) Figures it'd be Brazilian, due to their population size.

Posted by: The Ethanolic ONT *hic* at April 18, 2014 09:19 PM (AymDN)

693 The final rankings: 1. Baijiu 2. Vodka 3. Cachaça Take bows, all winners! Ten kajillion Internet points for all of you.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:20 PM (mizYg)

694 OK, fine -- WTF is it?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 02:19 AM (T1005)


rum made with fresh sugarcane

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 09:20 PM (bStrg)

695 to quote T: if its not Patron silver or better its not worth drinking this is from a woman who drinks boones strawberry hill

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 18, 2014 09:20 PM (krmE0)

696 this is from a woman who drinks boones strawberry hill You can take the hot chick out of Tennessee...

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2014 09:22 PM (2wOaq)

697 OK, fine -- WTF is it? Posted by: cthulhu The simplest liquor of all -- and you alreayd gave the recipe: Fermented pure raw sugar cane juice. Note that "rum" MUST be made from molasses, the leftovers from sugar-processing, to be true rum. To make cachaça, you just squeeze a sugar cane and ferment it straight.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:22 PM (mizYg)

698 On a side note, the "ç" sounds like a "z" Much like Açores is translated as Azores.

Posted by: O Chapu Poltico at April 18, 2014 09:24 PM (AymDN)

699 I only have two points to offer. One for each correct answer.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 18, 2014 09:26 PM (lq3Ak)

700 The War On Standards Comes to College Debate [with comment by Paul] | Power Line http://www.powerlineblog.com/ archives/2014/04/the-war-on-standards-comes-to-college-debate.php

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 18, 2014 09:27 PM (ZPrif)

701 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cachaça "Cachaça (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaˈʃasɐ]) is a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice. Also known as aguardente, pinga, caninha or other names, it is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil.[1][2] Outside Brazil, cachaça is used almost exclusively as an ingredient in tropical drinks, with the caipirinha being the most famous cocktail. Sugar production was mostly switched from Madeira Island to Brazil by the Portuguese in the 16th century. In Madeira Aguardente de cana is made by distilling sugar cane. The pot stills that make Aguardente de cana in Madeira were brought to Brazil to make what today is also called Cachaça.[4] The distillation process dates back to 1532, when one of the Portuguese colonisers brought the first cuttings of sugar cane over to Brazil from Madeira.[5] Cachaça is mostly produced in Brazil, where, according to 2007 figures, 1.5 billion litres (390 million gallons) are consumed annually, compared with 15 million litres (4.0 million gallons) outside the country." I don't have the industry report totals in front of me, but they stated that cachaça consumption outstripped whiskey and everything else except Vodka (Russian alcoholics drink constantly) and baijiu (Chinese don't rink so much, but there are 1.3 billion of them and counting).

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:27 PM (mizYg)

702 696 OK, fine -- WTF is it?


Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 02:19 AM (T1005)

rum made with fresh sugarcane
Posted by: The Dude at April 19, 2014 02:20 AM (bStrg) Hide posts from (bStrg)



Wow. The sugar market is more f***ed than I imagined. Enough of it is grown to not only provide all the raw sugar, molasses, C&H sugar and rum in the world, but also to ferment for the #3 worldwide alcoholic beverage. And it's still price-controlled so that Castro can stay afloat and Floridian land-barons stay wealthy.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:27 PM (T1005)

703 Cause standards of logic, respect, facts and decency are too white and middle class so to hell with all that. -- These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative-style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years. … On March 24, 2014 at the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Championships at Indiana University, two Towson University students, Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, became the first African-American women to win a national college debate tournament, for which the resolution asked whether the U.S. president’s war powers should be restricted. Rather than address the resolution straight on, Ruffin and Johnson, along with other teams of African-Americans, attacked its premise. The more pressing issue, they argued, is how the U.S. government is at war with poor black communities. In the final round, Ruffin and Johnson squared off against Rashid Campbell and George Lee from the University of Oklahoma, two highly accomplished African-American debaters with distinctive dreadlocks and dashikis. Over four hours, the two teams engaged in a heated discussion of concepts like “n**a authenticity” and performed hip-hop and spoken-word poetry in the traditional timed format. At one point during Lee’s rebuttal, the clock ran out but he refused to yield the floor. “Fuck the time!” he yelled.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 18, 2014 09:29 PM (ZPrif)

704 pingas Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:27 AM (mizYg) Fixed.

Posted by: Dr. Robotnik at April 18, 2014 09:29 PM (AymDN)

705 Note that "rum" MUST be made from molasses, the leftovers from sugar-processing, to be true rum. To make cachaça, you just squeeze a sugar cane and ferment it straight.))) I'd be pissed at losing this game cause I was so close. But dam it is fun to Learn new stuff. Which happened in my searches after and the other guesses.

Posted by: Dendritic at April 18, 2014 09:30 PM (75hfB)

706 Wow. The sugar market is more f***ed than I imagined. Enough of it is grown to not only provide all the raw sugar, molasses, CH sugar and rum in the world, but also to ferment for the #3 worldwide alcoholic beverage. And it's still price-controlled so that Castro can stay afloat and Floridian land-barons stay wealthy. Posted by: cthulhu I think what they do in Brazil is use the shitty low-quality butt-ends of the sugar cane that otherwise might be discarded to make the cachaça. The "heart" of the cane is for granulated sugar, molasses and rum.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:31 PM (mizYg)

707 118 I like to keep things simple for Easter. You know, just some decorative eggs and such. Posted by: Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov at April 18, 2014 09:48 PM If you are interested in Russian history check out www.alexanderpalace.com. Some nice knowledgeable folks there, IMO.

Posted by: The Farmer at April 18, 2014 09:35 PM (eBupg)

708 Atlantic article on the new "meta-debate" style winning the collegiate debate competitions --- But other teams who have prepared for a traditional policy debate are frustrated when they encounter a meta-debate, or an alternative stylistic approach in competition. These teams say that the pedagogical goals of policy debate are not being met—and are even being undermined. Aaron Hardy, who coaches debate at Northwestern University, is concerned about where the field is headed. “We end up … with a large percentage of debates being devoted to arguing about the rules, rather than anything substantive,” he wrote on a CEDA message board last fall. Indeed, to prevail using the new approach, students don’t necessarily have to develop high-level research skills or marshal evidence from published scholarship. They also might not need to have the intellectual acuity required for arguing both sides of a resolution. These skills—together with a non-confrontational presentation style—are considered crucial for success in fields like law and business. .. To counter this trend, Hardy and his allies want to create a “policy only” space in which traditional standards for debate will be enforced. 14 schools expressed interest in sending debaters to Hardy’s proposed alternative tournament, scheduled to occur last month. But after word got out that a group of mostly white teams from elite universities were trying to form their own league, Hardy and his supporters were widely attacked on Facebook and other online forums. Ultimately the competition didn’t happen, purportedly because of logistical issues with the hotel venue. Nonetheless, Hardy wrote in an email that a “toxic climate” has precluded even “strong supporters of ‘policy debate’ from “publicly attach[ing] their name to anything that might get them called racist or worse.”

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 18, 2014 09:36 PM (ZPrif)

709 Cause standards of logic, respect, facts and decency are too white and middle class so to hell with all that. -- These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative-style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years. … On March 24, 2014 at the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Championships at Indiana University, two Towson University students, Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, became the first African-American women to win a national college debate tournament, for which the resolution asked whether the U.S. president’s war powers should be restricted. Rather than address the resolution straight on, Ruffin and Johnson, along with other teams of African-Americans, attacked its premise. The more pressing issue, they argued, is how the U.S. government is at war with poor black communities. In the final round, Ruffin and Johnson squared off against Rashid Campbell and George Lee from the University of Oklahoma, two highly accomplished African-American debaters with distinctive dreadlocks and dashikis. Over four hours, the two teams engaged in a heated discussion of concepts like “n**a authenticity” and performed hip-hop and spoken-word poetry in the traditional timed format. At one point during Lee’s rebuttal, the clock ran out but he refused to yield the floor. “Fuck the time!” he yelled. Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 19, 2014 02:29 AM (ZPrif) In other words, they won the debate be being all "transgressive" and basically shouting "raaacsit!" It's the same type of "logic" that you would have heard in debating clubs 75 years ago in central and eastern Europe…

Posted by: You're all RAAAAAACIST!!1! at April 18, 2014 09:37 PM (AymDN)

710 It pays off in obscure knowledge to be friends with people who do public relations for the alcohol corporations!

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:37 PM (mizYg)

711 got my two rabbits for tomorrow's diner

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 09:38 PM (bStrg)

712 It pays off in obscure knowledge to be ))) Shorter "Part of the hoarde"

Posted by: Dendritic at April 18, 2014 09:39 PM (75hfB)

713 Shit. I haven't EVER tried two out of three of the world's top selling liquors. Where do I hand in my HQ ID card and T-shirt?
 
I am not worthy, and I'm supposed to be in bed. Fuckity.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2014 09:39 PM (cHZB7)

714 also got a goose

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 09:40 PM (bStrg)

715 708 Wow. The sugar market is more f***ed than I imagined. Enough of it is grown to not only provide all the raw sugar, molasses, CH sugar and rum in the world, but also to ferment for the #3 worldwide alcoholic beverage. And it's still price-controlled so that Castro can stay afloat and Floridian land-barons stay wealthy.
Posted by: cthulhu


I think what they do in Brazil is use the shitty low-quality butt-ends of the sugar cane that otherwise might be discarded to make the cachaça. The "heart" of the cane is for granulated sugar, molasses and rum. Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:31 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)


No doubt -- but I was thinking: "staple crops -- wheat, corn, rice". They'd have enough acreage to put out some serious alcohol. But sugarcane? I was figuring that was a niche crop. Hell, in Brazil, I figured more acres would be devoted to pasturage than sugarcane. I understand that relatively minor tweaks in the world market for sugarcane allowed Russia to keep Cuba as a client state and are the true wealth of the Bacardi clan. Seems like something small and contained.....



......but #3 distilled beverage?!?!? There's more sugarcane around than I thought.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:41 PM (T1005)

716 The Dude at April 19, 2014 02:40 AM (bStrg) tee hee ... from whom?

Posted by: Adriiane... at April 18, 2014 09:42 PM (qoKTg)

717 Fresh sugar cane is delicious, btw. You chew it a bit, and spit out the pulp.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2014 09:42 PM (cHZB7)

718 got my two rabbits for tomorrow's diner Posted by: The Dude at April 19, 2014 02:38 AM (bStrg) also got a goose Posted by: The Dude at April 19, 2014 02:40 AM (bStrg) Goose is a Christmas thing. Its: Easter Bunny, Thanksgiving Turkey, and Valentine's Day Beaver…

Posted by: Wynona's Big Brown Beaver at April 18, 2014 09:42 PM (AymDN)

719 Yeah, the debate rules are being changed/ignored so more black students who don't know anything can compete. They say it's so it's not so white dominated. But tons of asians have done well in debate. Cause it used to be mainly about knowing lots of stuff and forming solid arguments. The asian kids didn't think knowing stuff and being able to reason logically and dispassionately about a topic was "white". Idiocracy is us.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 18, 2014 09:43 PM (ZPrif)

720 Goose is a Christmas thing.

Its: Easter Bunny, Thanksgiving Turkey, and Valentine's Day Beaver…

Posted by: Wynona's Big Brown Beaver at April 19, 2014 02:42 AM (AymDN)


other than Thanksgiving, I always buy a goose for get togethers

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 09:44 PM (bStrg)

721 Wynona's Big Brown Beaver at April 19, 2014 02:42 AM (AymDN) Celebrating Oppressive Eurocentric Holidays that force Wymyns into Heteronormative Hearth Spaces for energy wasting nonvegan cookingisms again ...

Posted by: Adriiane... at April 18, 2014 09:46 PM (qoKTg)

722 722 Goose is a Christmas thing.



Its: Easter Bunny, Thanksgiving Turkey, and Valentine's Day Beaver…

Posted by: Wynona's Big Brown Beaver at April 19, 2014 02:42 AM (AymDN)

other than Thanksgiving, I always buy a goose for get togethers
Posted by: The Dude at April 19, 2014 02:44 AM (bStrg) Hide posts from (bStrg)



Is it much different from turkey? Duck, for example, tends to be fattier.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 09:46 PM (T1005)

723 705 Cause standards of logic, respect, facts and decency are too white and middle class so to hell with all that. -- These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative-style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years. … On March 24, 2014 at the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Championships at Indiana University, two Towson University students, Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, became the first African-American women to win a national college debate tournament, for which the resolution asked whether the U.S. president’s war powers should be restricted. Rather than address the resolution straight on, Ruffin and Johnson, along with other teams of African-Americans, attacked its premise. The more pressing issue, they argued, is how the U.S. government is at war with poor black communities. In the final round, Ruffin and Johnson squared off against Rashid Campbell and George Lee from the University of Oklahoma, two highly accomplished African-American debaters with distinctive dreadlocks and dashikis. Over four hours, the two teams engaged in a heated discussion of concepts like “n**a authenticity” and performed hip-hop and spoken-word poetry in the traditional timed format. At one point during Lee’s rebuttal, the clock ran out but he refused to yield the floor. “Fuck the time!” he yelled. Posted by: Costanza Defense Now that's just f***ing sad. Where are these idiots ever gonna get a productive job? Wait...the Obama administration? Yeah, they'd fit right in, sorry to say.

Posted by: The Farmer at April 18, 2014 09:46 PM (eBupg)

724 558 HOLY CRAP I just read the post about the LA Sheriffs spying from the sky -- wtf is wrong with these control freaks?!

A little mood music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1B_pZC8aWU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNiie_zmSr8

Posted by: Anachronda, Domestic Terrorist at April 18, 2014 09:47 PM (U82Km)

725 "Idiocracy is us."

Only until there are no more idiots that can be invented. This world is getting very close to that line.

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 18, 2014 09:47 PM (nkPV9)

726 Is it much different from turkey? Duck, for example, tends to be fattier.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 02:46 AM (T1005)


juicier and IMO better tasting

Posted by: The Dude at April 18, 2014 09:48 PM (bStrg)

727 Is it much different from turkey? Duck, for example, tends to be fattier. Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 02:46 AM (T1005) Mmmm, duck. A nice Muscovy Duck with lip-smacking gravy can't be beat.

Posted by: Bugs Bunny tricking Elmer Fudd into thinking that its Duck Season at April 18, 2014 09:48 PM (AymDN)

728 719 Fresh sugar cane is delicious, btw. You chew it a bit, and spit out the pulp. Posted by: GnuBreed I used to LOVE doing that as a kid. For reasons I still don't understand, my local supermarket growing up always had fresh 6-foot-long sugarcanes for sale in the produce department, for like 29¢ each. I'd buy one and spend days chewing it and spitting it out. Loved the stuff. And yes, I had a LOT of cavities. I dreaded visits to the dentist. Now that I think about it, there were a lot of folks from Louisiana descended from sharecroppers who had emigrated to California to work in the shipyards in WWII living nearby, and shopped in that store, and the clever manager probably stocked the sugarcane as a sort of nostalgia item for them. The only other people I ever saw buying them were old black ladies.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:50 PM (mizYg)

729 I'm too depressed to even comment on that debate ruination article, so I'll just keep nattering on about booze and sugar because to face reality is too damn sad.

Posted by: zombie at April 18, 2014 09:54 PM (mizYg)

730 Basically they said the old debate format of knowing stuff and forming logical arguments was promoting white privilege. Also, they were pretty sure the nerdy white students who preferred traditional style debate talked like fags and their shit was all retarded.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 18, 2014 09:55 PM (ZPrif)

731 A real % 1 question. For society to continue. Do we really need more than a%1 ratio of smart people? Obviously taking voting and other govt dumbassery out of the mix.

Posted by: Dendritic at April 18, 2014 09:56 PM (75hfB)

732 Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:50 AM (mizYg)
 
A good chunk of my childhood was spent in Louisiana.  And one of my classmates was called Bubba.
 
That's probably illegal now.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2014 09:56 PM (cHZB7)

733 I remember (back in the day) during my Freshman year in college there was an open poetry reading. I went and was one of the first to go, so I read some of my poetry. It wasn't Keats or Coleridge, but it wasn't that bad. Then everyone else got up and basically ranted with occasional punctuations in tone like some bongo-thumping beatnik or Maya Angelou wannabe. At that point I knew that art and literature were dead.

Posted by: The Poetic Hat at April 18, 2014 09:57 PM (AymDN)

734 "Then everyone else got up and basically ranted with occasional punctuations in tone like some bongo-thumping beatnik or Maya Angelou wannabe."

How about the audience? Did everyone get the required amount of finger snaps? Was that in vogue at the time?

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 18, 2014 10:01 PM (nkPV9)

735 731 I'm too depressed to even comment on that debate ruination article, so I'll just keep nattering on about booze and sugar because to face reality is too damn sad. Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2014 02:54 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)



Awww, zombie -- don't be depressed. Chart a new course, hook your hopes to a guiding star, make a plan, sail into the future.....



Far, far away from people who think "winning debates" is the same as "shouting down opponents with irrelevancies".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 10:04 PM (T1005)

736 Sleep well all. I just got up to eat a meatloaf sammich. Damn my wife makes great meatloaf. Any news on the LV momee? I have to work tomorrow, I'll check back later. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: The Farmer at April 18, 2014 10:04 PM (eBupg)

737 Teacher Bullied for Questioning Common Core A Missouri elementary school teacher testified before the Missouri Senate education Committee on how she and others were bullied and threatened for daring to question the Common Core curricula being imposed. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=5503

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 18, 2014 10:06 PM (AymDN)

738 Night all. Here is "Mas Tequila" by the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdMfCNyeGg0

Posted by: The Tequila Hat at April 18, 2014 10:10 PM (AymDN)

739 740 I've seen Hagar twice in concert with Michael Anthony on bass, that's half of VH twice so it it should count as one VH concert
 
Plus I did see VH when Hagar was lead singer, so that's twice. A side note -- EVH was smoking cigs on stage during the concert, in a non-smoking arena. Which leads me to say
 
Rank Hath Its Privileges.
 
He probably claimed it was a special effect, or a prop -- and insisted he wouldn't appear without a waiver. To which I say
 
Good for him.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2014 10:21 PM (cHZB7)

740 Oh, and it was $50 for two seats in the nosebleed section -- I coulda used CAC's telescope (and stash).

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2014 10:24 PM (cHZB7)

741 I was already depressed but now another 'Idiocracy' moment just to drive home how badly that movie underestimated the speed with which civilization would decline. If the Onion had run that account of the debate as a satire back in the 90s it would have been considered too outlandish and possibly insulting of black university students.

One thing that didn't make sense about 'Idiocracy' though. Who kept the TV systems and other tech working? Was there somebody secretly running things from behind a curtain or was it just artistic license on Mike Judge's part?

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 10:25 PM (Icq+V)

742 Anyone looking for a deal on rabbit urine?

http://tinyurl.com/mdq2lfv

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 10:28 PM (Icq+V)

743 "Who kept the TV systems and other tech working?"

Aliens from outer space who were here to save us from our own idiocracy.

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 18, 2014 10:28 PM (nkPV9)

744 745 "Who kept the TV systems and other tech working?"

Aliens from outer space who were here to save us from our own idiocracy observe us removing ourselves from prime real estate.
Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 19, 2014 03:28 AM (nkPV9) Hide posts from (nkPV9)



FIFY

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 10:33 PM (T1005)

745 One of the BH's crew was idly talking about a business trip to North Carolina (from Palo Alto, California), and was saying "did you know you can buy a house for less than $100,000 there?" He's a renter in Silicon Valley.



What can't go on, won't.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 10:40 PM (T1005)

746 Well. Shoot. Lost an external hard drive. Over to data recovery pronto ... Can not back up from time machine as the external was my time machine drive. Fugh it awl ...

Posted by: Adriiane... at April 18, 2014 10:41 PM (qoKTg)

747 "observe us removing ourselves from prime real estate."

Naw. Earth is old news. Keplar 186f is the new real estate hot spot. Lots of great land. Unfortunately harry reid already sold it to the chicoms.

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 18, 2014 10:41 PM (nkPV9)

748 New Opportunity awaits you in the OFFWORLD colonies!

Posted by: Floating Blimps Everywhere... at April 18, 2014 10:44 PM (qoKTg)

749 Tomorrow's going to be ugly. The BH hath decreed a Roberto day.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 10:47 PM (T1005)

750 Tomorrow's going to be ugly. The BH hath decreed a Roberto day. You're going to listen to heavy metal?

Posted by: Floating Blimps Everywhere... at April 18, 2014 10:48 PM (qoKTg)

751 #748

If you have a lot of irreplaceable stuff like personal photos and videos or critical financial and business documents, a BD-ROM (Blu-ray) burner can be a worthwhile investment. 25 GB on a single disc makes it easy to keep many backups in multiple locations. Some expense going in but no worse than the long term cost of off-site backups like Mozy.

If you shoot HD video the capacity is really needed. Otherwise, you may be able to get by with burning DVDs.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 10:48 PM (Icq+V)

752 Dang. Too tired to keep track of socks, too tired to comment ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 10:49 PM (qoKTg)

753 Plus, an optical disc will survive an EMP attack that will ruin a hard drive. If you worry about such an event. You'll need new gear to read the discs but at least the data isn't truly lost.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 10:51 PM (Icq+V)

754 Thanks, Epobirs ... It was a 1 Tb G Drive ... I didn't think it was that old ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 10:51 PM (qoKTg)

755 If you worry about such an event. I worry, but not about my data. More like drinking water availability after the pumps go ... living in the desert SW as I do ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 10:53 PM (qoKTg)

756 Oh sure, declare a "Roberto Day" and leave it up to us to figure out what that is.

Igornancy is no defenseeeee!

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 18, 2014 10:58 PM (nkPV9)

757 4/14/13 ... Just 1 year old. dang.

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 10:58 PM (qoKTg)

758 The third hole is a Neotrogla and it won't stop until it gets 2 gallons.

Posted by: Disembodied Punchlines at April 18, 2014 11:03 PM (0UGh+)

759 #756


In the majority of external drive failures I've seen, the drive itself is fine but the electronics in the enclosure portion failed. The accumulation of bare drives that used to be in enclosures lead me to purchase a drive dock. The first one was a cheap USB 2.0 model but I now have a much better USB 3.0 that handles two drives at a time. The brand is Cavalry and it's usually around $40 but sometime deals turn up.

There are a few externals that cannot be extracted to be used as a bare drive due to integration of the SATA to USB bits but I've yet to run into one.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 11:08 PM (Icq+V)

760 GMB (et al) at April 19, 2014 03:58 AM (nkPV9) Roberto "Clemente" Day - they spend the day playing baseball ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 11:09 PM (qoKTg)

761 752 Tomorrow's going to be ugly. The BH hath decreed a Roberto day.

You're going to listen to heavy metal? Posted by: Floating Blimps Everywhere... at April 19, 2014 03:48 AM (qoKTg) Hide posts from (qoKTg)




Nah, we've got this "family retainer" guy.....the BH's sister originally found him by virtue of being a social worker for an adjacent county and picking up his nephews.....but we started working with Roberto even before we bought this house.


A while back on this thread, people were talking about clearing ground with axes and saws.....Roberto would fit right in. I'll be talking about "we need a hole right here, about this big, and deep enough to put this in it -- let me go get some shovels and a cart" -- and when I get back, he's cleared half the hole with his bare hands. It's a serious challenge to try to keep ahead of him.



So, tomorrow is going to be some stuff that the BH decrees, and an 8-hour scramble to try to manage the feedramp for Roberto.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2014 11:10 PM (T1005)

762 Epobirs at April 19, 2014 04:08 AM (Icq+V) The System Profiler can see "unknown device" off the firewire. R-Studio didn't see anything ... Me extracting the thingie is asking for fire and brimstone but I might try on the replacement drive ... before I wiwi it up with data and such. I might just get a new MacBook as this one is ... old, for a computer ... Thank you for the pointers ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 11:14 PM (qoKTg)

763 759 4/14/13 ...

Just 1 year old.

 
Let me guess -- It had a 1 year warranty; it's just over 1 year old.
 
How DO they do that? GM needs engineers like that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2014 11:14 PM (cHZB7)

764 cthulhu at April 19, 2014 04:10 AM (T1005) Ah ha ... upgrading the interdimensional domestic portal again ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 11:17 PM (qoKTg)

765 751 cthulhu Tomorrow's going to be ugly. The BH hath decreed a Roberto day. Perhaps you can trade this to get tickets to the upcoming Maker's Faire. If not, or in either event, I will drink a beer for you.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 18, 2014 11:20 PM (FlRtG)

766 Roberto Cleminte? Nevere heard of him. I'm still going through sterioptican slides of the Cubs in 1908. They could take the Series this year.

I'll catch up later.

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 18, 2014 11:38 PM (nkPV9)

767 Ah Ace on the ONT!


I'm sure those "glow in the dark" road lighting thingies will work real well when covered with, snow, mud, and other things that normally settle out on a road,


I think this is an idea that hasn't been well thought out.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 12:01 AM (T2V/1)

768 @769 Vic "I think this is an idea that hasn't been well thought out." Who gets the contract to install all that? Oh, it's the PM's cousin who just opened his "new" business.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at April 19, 2014 12:14 AM (iKsDq)

769 770  Who gets the contract to install all that? Oh, it's the PM's cousin who just opened his "new" business.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at April 19, 2014 05:14 AM (iKsDq)



They will get the contract to keep the roads clean as well.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 12:23 AM (T2V/1)

770 "They will get the contract to keep the roads clean as well."

Everybody knows teh warmining will keep the roads free of ice and snow. ipcc says so.

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 19, 2014 12:33 AM (nkPV9)

771 I messed up my schedule. It took me so long Thursday to get home from pain doctor that I fell asleep sometime after 7. I was awake before 4 am & made myself scrambled eggs before 5. Our office close @ 3 Friday & I stayed until 6:30. I fell asleep , I think before 9 pm. Good Morning, Vic. Did you decide to change oncologists?

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 12:38 AM (gjOCp)

772 I'm going to try to sleep.

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 12:43 AM (gjOCp)

773 Good Morning Carol.  I am still thinking about it.  As for going to sleep early, after years and years of getting up at 4 am to go to work going to be early is firmly embedded in my routine now.


I hope you are feeling better today with your shoulder and neck.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 12:44 AM (T2V/1)

774 Ben on TCM is an idiot saying the only Oscar Ben-Hur did not win was for Screenplay.  Another category the movie did not snag an Oscar for was for Best Actress.  Instead of Haya Harareet winning for her pivotal role as Esther, the movie Room at the Top got the statuette.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 12:50 AM (JgpFm)

775 And IFC just started to show The Hunt for Red October.  The only movie where Arec Bawdwin was of any use.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 01:06 AM (JgpFm)

776 One ping only. Good morning horde. Nice nor'easter type of morning here in SE NC. Is the Weather Channel naming spring storms yet?

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 01:43 AM (lbN/1)

777 Is there any program that crashes more often than Adobe Flash Player? If there is, I've never heard about it.

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 19, 2014 01:43 AM (nkPV9)

778 Vic, I am scheduled for injections on April 25 & second on May 9. He could do it earlier next week but he injects a lot in a small area & it is four days of worse pain. I made appointments to ruin my weekends. My best friend keeps calling to tell me to go on long term disability. I will consider it when I pay off my BMW. The 1995 525 BMW saved my life & I had it from January 1996 until November 2011. I like new one but my favorite was that 1995 car. If no home emergencies come up, I'm thinking next year around this time.

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 02:09 AM (gjOCp)

779 780  Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 07:09 AM (gjOCp)


I am thinking LTD may have tax advantages too.  If the pain originates from the neck is it a vertebrae problem?  If it is similar to lower back pain it is caused when the soft tissue between the bones collapses and caused the bones to pench on the nerves (IIANM),


I have neck pain if I go w/o my neck  pillow for more than a few hours.  I strained the neck muscles and probably flattened out that soft tissue when I fell down the stairs here.  Aldo broke my left elbows in three places.


Have you tried using one of those neck pillows?  You have to use it for a while, before the pain starts, or it plays "catchup".

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:19 AM (T2V/1)

780 I'm sorry I don't remember who said that their mother could no longer handle her affairs one morning this week. I posted that a then new med is US helped her in 2005 & couldn't remember the name. It is Namenda & had success In Europe. That was in 2005 & my mother passed away in 2011. There are probably newer drugs to now to try to halt destruction of brain, but it helped my mother nine tears ago.

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 02:20 AM (gjOCp)

781 Golfman; its cold and rainy here as well, also gusts to 18 mph.  Another crappy wet cold winter day when it is supposed to be warm.  I am about 50 miles south of the NC border.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:21 AM (T2V/1)

782 Also, Morons, tinyURL is working today so all the links should work.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:23 AM (T2V/1)

783 Had put this in the wrong thread, but I enjoy the selection so must I thought I'd post it in the correct place this time: "Since by man came death....." 1st Corinthians 5:21-22 The great chorus from Handel's "Messiah." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZQsbMxwhA8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 19, 2014 02:27 AM (XyM/Y)

784 Looking forward to the news Vic. Bring the hate bait. Figure we are about 80 to 100 miles away from each other. I'm about 20 miles from my SC friends.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 02:30 AM (/djtm)

785 It sounds like you are over there near Southport. I used to go there a lot on buisness.   What is funny is that Southport is actually south of me even though it is in NC and I am in SC.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:32 AM (T2V/1)

786 Thanks for the posts Fen. Going to try to watch Jesus of Nazareth on Netflix this weekend. Have seen bits and pieces over the years but never the whole thing.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 02:33 AM (lbN/1)

787 Fenelon. 1 Corinthians "15"

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 02:37 AM (/djtm)

788 My friends, there is nothing to fear from news from Vic.

Posted by: Juan McCain at April 19, 2014 02:38 AM (GgPam)

789 On this touchscreen, sometimes an unintentional tap when trying to swipe causes the window to resize and end up on some random part of the thread, which on long threads can be really annoying trying to find my place again. Just had that happen three times, gave up and started reading the thread, from the bottom up. So.. !seirolG gninroM

Posted by: mindful webworker chimes in at April 19, 2014 02:43 AM (IpHyk)

790 791  Posted by: mindful webworker chimes in at April 19, 2014 07:43 AM (IpHyk)


Sounds like you need one of those android pens.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:46 AM (T2V/1)

791 Vic. Much more inland. Michael Jordan's dad's demise leads our infamy among many other reasons. You must be closer than I thought. Might have to have a moron meet up at Pedro's. LOL.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 02:47 AM (/djtm)

792 Thanks for the correction, Golfman. That was a typo on my part. I do that a lot here. :^) 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in [a]Christ all will be made alive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 19, 2014 02:48 AM (XyM/Y)

793 Hope one of the COBs puts up the open thread soon.  I have someone coming over at 0830.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:49 AM (T2V/1)

794 793 Vic. Much more inland. Michael Jordan's dad's demise leads our infamy among many other reasons.

You must be closer than I thought. Might have to have a moron meet up at Pedro's. LOL.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 07:47 AM (/djtm)


Where he died or where he was found?

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:51 AM (T2V/1)

795 Oh, and I am sure we can find a better place than Pedro's.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:53 AM (T2V/1)

796 Died. They killed him just down the interstate here from the house.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 02:55 AM (/djtm)

797 Dear Scott from Scotts: I appreciate your constant exhortations to "feed my lawn...FEED IT!" from every bleeping media source under the sun. But there is a price to pay for your omnipresence. If I ever see you in person, I'm going to feed my lawn with your teeth that will be available as a result of my putting my fist through your face. Respectfully, Brass Bancroft

Posted by: Brass Bancroft at April 19, 2014 02:55 AM (tTMRX)

798 Vic, Thanks for suggestion of neck pillow. I paid close to $100 for one ten years ago. Mt neck feels best, along with shoulder if I sleep completely flat, with just a very flat pillow. I don't know how my mother did it, but she took out most of pillow stuffing & it's just enough to cushion neck but still be almost flat. She must have taken most of feathers out, I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I was almost a crib death many times. I cannot sleep in a bed on my back without feeling as if I can't breathe. I started sleeping on my couch years ago. I canyon sleep in bed unless I'm on my side. In 2002 I had to change sides due to lumpectomy & sentinel node & others being removed. I couldn't sleep on other side because that was Nerva pain. I bought a Ekornes Stressless chair in December 2005. They had display in Prudential Center shopping center that month & they are supposed to be good for back & neck pain. I tried one & hated it. A few days later I tried another that fit me perfectly. They come in large & medium sizes & maybe small. I have one that is perfect for me. I sleep in it most of the time. They have increased prices every year despite economy. I think newer ones come with foot stool a tacked, but I'm not getting rid of perfect chair. I have small living room, it's perfect color blue & I can't give it away because anyone that has sat in it is too big. I am not spending any $ except for what I have to.

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 02:55 AM (gjOCp)

799 Pedro's. Heh. Figured you'd get that.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 02:56 AM (/djtm)

800 793


OK, we are not very far apart at all by normal AOS standards.  If it had been where they found his body we would be very close.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:57 AM (T2V/1)

801 android pens? If you mean a stylus, they can help. My son got me one when we moved to the new cells. I wore it out pretty fast. Hard to justify laying out cash for another special q-tip. It's a beautiful dawn, with fog lifting off the pastures, the long shadows, hazy sky, birds chorusing, pets wandering. Thankfulness inducing.

Posted by: mindful webworker haz coffee! at April 19, 2014 02:58 AM (uAcgi)

802 Posted by: Brass Bancroft at April 19, 2014 07:55 AM (tTMRX) Heh.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 02:59 AM (/djtm)

803 800  Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 07:55 AM (gjOCp)


I am talking about when you are sitting in a chair upright.  The pillow takes the pressure off of your vertebra in the neck.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 02:59 AM (T2V/1)

804 Morning all. In the Office and rearing to get out of here. Got one real big Implant case to sell and then the rest of the day is routine

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 03:01 AM (t3UFN)

805 806 Morning all. In the Office and rearing to get out of here. Got one real big Implant case to sell and then the rest of the day is routine

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 08:01 AM (t3UFN)


You are open on SAT?????  Nobody does that here.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:03 AM (T2V/1)

806 Implant he said...  Mono-boob?  Joey Bidet?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 03:04 AM (JgpFm)

807 You are open on SAT????? Nobody does that here. Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 08:03 AM (T2V/1) Not during the summer usually unless I have to be. But in the winter fall spring I am open 1 or 2 SATs a month. I am on Duty 2 weekends a month so that is all I can be open. It's a neighborhood practice so I kinda have to be sometimes.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 03:06 AM (t3UFN)

808 Off to work. Good morning all. Will check links at work Vic. Thanks.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 03:07 AM (/djtm)

809 Good Morning, Gentlefappers. So, is Kaboom-a-Palooza in July still a thing? Is it still in a semi-gelatinous state or is it shaping up to be the epic nuclear clownfap of the millennium? Somewhere in between?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 19, 2014 03:08 AM (QBm1P)

810 I think I have found the card for the Moron Life

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/selection-du-weekend-84-49.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 03:10 AM (JgpFm)

811 810  Will check links at work Vic. Thanks.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 19, 2014 08:07 AM (/djtm)


Yeah, you might know the new thread would be late this morning because I have someone coming over at 0830

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:10 AM (T2V/1)

812 I, for one, think it's awesome we're devolving on speech and debate.

Basically we're fucked because "rayciss."

Ba-rawn-ko has what plants crave-bullshit.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 19, 2014 03:12 AM (TE35l)

813 Here, I'll bring on a new thread. This was the saddest day on earth. Jesus was dead. There was no question about it. The Romans were experts, and everybody knew it. He was dead, thoroughly dead, in the most public possible way. Absolutely everyone knew without question that he was dead. The crucified might take lingering days to die. Because of the holidays, the Romans dispatched the three crucified early with a sword up under the ribs into the heart. Except one of them, unusually, was already dead. But they put the sword into his heart to be sure. We know they pieced his heart by report of the draining of that clear liquid, I forget what it's called, that surrounds the heart. You don't get deader than Romans made you. Jesus was dead, that one thing was certain.

Posted by: mindful webworker believes at April 19, 2014 03:13 AM (GwyfB)

814 815 mindful webworker believes at April 19, 2014 08:13 AM (GwyfB)

by Roman standards they were being polite...

"just hanging around" meant something very different two millenia ago....

Posted by: sven10077 at April 19, 2014 03:16 AM (TE35l)

815 Just talked to my company.  He will not be coming so late thread no problem.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:18 AM (T2V/1)

816 Fenelon, and other assorted morons, if you could spare a minute to pray for my wife Barbara (married 47 years today), it would be greatly appreciated. She has rather advanced cancer and is not responding at all well to the latest therapy regimen. She continues to face this with unbelievable grace and dignity and I know your prayers would help. Thank you all so much. ~H

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 03:20 AM (o3MSL)

817 818 Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 08:20 AM (o3MSL)

Prayers sent and my sympathy as well H...

Posted by: sven10077 at April 19, 2014 03:20 AM (TE35l)

818 818  Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 08:20 AM (o3MSL)


Prayers said

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:23 AM (T2V/1)

819 818 Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 08:20 AM (o3MSL) ----------------- Prayers for Barbara and you, Hrothgar.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 19, 2014 03:23 AM (QBm1P)

820 Vic. Thank you, but Ekornes chair, depending on which one you have & mine has just enough to eliminate need for pillow. It's 40 degrees here & I have roses to plant. They are bareroot, they have nothing but woody growth. I have to at least go outside & soak in water. I wear neck collar to do anything strenuous, vacuuming,gardening & other things that are not strenuous to most people. I lost a lot of roses this winter & haven't finished printing yet. I have my late fathers Members Only jacket to wear outside. Unless I decide to go back to sleep. We have long weekend here because of Boston Marathon,but I have to do payroll Monday from home because yesterday was Good Friday & I signed us up for Fidelity payroll in 2000. Our company was one of the first to use then for payroll.

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 03:24 AM (gjOCp)

821 Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 08:20 AM (o3MSL) You and your wife are in my prayers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 03:24 AM (t3UFN)

822 785 Had put this in the wrong thread, but I enjoy the selection so must I thought I'd post it in the correct place this time: "Since by man came death....." 1st Corinthians 5:21-22 The great chorus from Handel's "Messiah." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZQsbMxwhA8 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 19, 2014 07:27 AM (XyM/Y) --- Messiah is one of my favourites to perform. I wish people would realize it's an EASTER piece, though. Yeesh. Read the words. Come to think of it, performing pretty much anything baroque is a heck of a lot of fun, beautiful, and sublime.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 19, 2014 03:24 AM (N/cFh)

823 822  Carol, I think I would hold off on planting roses with 40F outside.  The way this winter is hanging about it is likely to snow and have some more hard freezes up there in MA land.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:27 AM (T2V/1)

824 Good luck Hrothgar.

So are we going to need Christ to tell the COBs to bring forth a new thread?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 03:27 AM (JgpFm)

825 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 19, 2014 07:27 AM (XyM/Y) Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 19, 2014 08:24 AM (N/cFh) To me, Handel's Messiah has always been a beautiful and joyous work. I find it easy to believe that it was divinely inspired even though Handel was obviously musically brilliant.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 03:29 AM (o3MSL)

826 So are we going to need Christ to tell the COBs to bring forth a new thread?

If that's the case we'll have to wait until Sunday.

Posted by: Retread at April 19, 2014 03:29 AM (cHwk5)

827 I could start posting the links here.  That usually gets the new one up

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:30 AM (T2V/1)

828 OK here is the first one:


Good Morning Morons.  Today is Saturday, April 19, 2014.  On this day in 1775 the battle of Lexington and Concord occurred in the American Revolutionary war. It was hailed as the start of the war and made famous in a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson as the "shot heard 'round the world".  In actuality shots were fired before this battle and, like most wars, it is difficult to pinpoint a single day, event, or battle as the start of the war.  But after centuries of school children reading the poem aloud and crying out that phrase it has become the popular myth.  In another 100 years the phrase will probably disappear because the amount of coverage the early patriot events get in history books is shrinking to minuscule paragraphs.


Perhaps stuff like the Schoolhouse Rock thing will still be around:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZMmPWTwTHc

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:31 AM (T2V/1)

829 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 08:27 AM (JgpFm) Did they ever give Vic the keys to the blog? They could use a time release lock and only let him in in the early mornings if that's what it takes.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 03:31 AM (o3MSL)

830 And that post is appropriate for Carol.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:31 AM (T2V/1)

831 Hrothgar- I have been praying for Barbara and certainly will continue to do so. I am sorry that she is having such a hard time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 19, 2014 03:32 AM (XyM/Y)

832 831  Did they ever give Vic the keys to the blog? They could use a time release lock and only let him in in the early mornings if that's what it takes.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 08:31 AM (o3MSL)


Ace asked for new volunteers a while back and I didn't volunteer because I now nothing about HTML and I figured I would lock it up often. It seems it is very easy to cause this blog to fail.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:33 AM (T2V/1)

833 818 

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 08:20 AM (o3MSL)


***********

Thoughts and prayers for Barbara and for you.

Posted by: gracepmc at April 19, 2014 03:34 AM (rznx3)

834 Agnus Dei  by Michael W. Smith


Hallelujah  Hallelujah
For the Lord God Almighty Reigns
Holy Holy Are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQJzT8yjMBY

Posted by: grammie winger at April 19, 2014 03:34 AM (oMKp3)

835 Friday is done.
Saturday is here.

Sunday is coming. 

Posted by: grammie winger at April 19, 2014 03:35 AM (oMKp3)

836 Wot? Still no new? I even took my time feeding the pesks!

Posted by: mindful webworker mystic powers malfunction at April 19, 2014 03:36 AM (GwyfB)

837 The captain of the South Korean ferry has been arrested and they are now pulling bodies from the sunken ferry.


http://tinyurl.com/mn3d9hb




The prosecutor says a new man was at the wheel when the accident happened.


http://tinyurl.com/o43l5kl

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:36 AM (T2V/1)

838 I think I'll go get a start on making the stuffing. Maybe chopping before more coffee isn't the best idea though.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 19, 2014 03:37 AM (N/cFh)

839 I agree Hrothgar. I find that when I listen to Bach and Handel and others with such incredible talent that I am sure that they were divinely inspired. After all, God is the ultimately creative person. Bach-who wrote so very very much that was used as scores for religious works and who wrote prodigiously-would probably agree that the Lord gave him a great gift.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 19, 2014 03:37 AM (XyM/Y)

840 In a move I predicted, Obama is once again stonewalling on the Keystone Pipeline. He places the eco-Nazis and harm to America above the desires of a lot of Democrats and the Unions.


The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections.


I don't understand Fox's rationale for saying it will be postponed until after the elections.  The support of the eco-Nazis does not get the Democrats a whole lot of votes and neither does pissing off the unions.  I also predict that this pipeline will never be implemented as long as the Communist 'n Chief is President.


http://tinyurl.com/kvjjlaa

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:37 AM (T2V/1)

841 Lawmakers from 9 western States met in Utah yesterday to discuss strategies for taking back land from the feds.   Good luck with that.  When the feds can grab some obscured plant or animal and declare it endangered based on junk science and opinion and use it to take the land and the court supports them there isn't much you can do short of outright war.


http://tinyurl.com/kk8dcz7

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:39 AM (T2V/1)

842 In a move I predicted, Obama is once again stonewalling on the Keystone Pipeline. He places the eco-Nazis and harm to America above the desires of a lot of Democrats and the Unions. The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. I don't understand Fox's rationale for saying it will be postponed until after the elections. The support of the eco-Nazis does not get the Democrats a whole lot of votes and neither does pissing off the unions. I also predict that this pipeline will never be implemented as long as the Communist 'n Chief is President. http://tinyurl.com/kvjjlaa Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 08:37 AM (T2V/1) "Profile in Cowardness"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 03:39 AM (t3UFN)

843 Cankles had her own enemies list.  Wasn't this one of the Nixon impeachment charges?   But how do you impeach a "first lady" who holds no real office and was not elected?   Another reason why all first lady staff and duties should be eliminated.


http://tinyurl.com/kfby5ht

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:39 AM (T2V/1)

844 "I'm your Huckleberry".  Wyatt Earp's OK Corral gun sells for $225K.  Other items from the Earp's raised the total to $445K.

http://tinyurl.com/jvobkm3

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:40 AM (T2V/1)

845 Fenelon, and other assorted morons, if you could spare a minute to pray for my wife Barbara (married 47 years today), it would be greatly appreciated. She has rather advanced cancer and is not responding at all well to the latest therapy regimen. She continues to face this with unbelievable grace and dignity and I know your prayers would help.

Thank you all so much.

~H

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 08:20 AM (o3MSL)

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


47 years of marriage.  That's amazing.  I will certainly pray for your wife, and for you.  She sounds like a wonderful woman, and I can tell she is much loved. God bless you both in this difficult time.

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

Posted by: grammie winger at April 19, 2014 03:40 AM (oMKp3)

846 Russians refuse to leave government building in the Ukraine.  And you thought Horseface has made a deal didn't you.


http://tinyurl.com/mmco9y8

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:40 AM (T2V/1)

847 Muzzie cab drivers refuse to drive cabs for gay games.  OK all you lawfare gays, I want to see some court action here.  But somehow I doubt we ever will.


http://tinyurl.com/m5l9t75

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:41 AM (T2V/1)

848 Vic You should have early morning keys. It's 8:39 am & Friday ONT is still up. You gave me good idea to bring neck pillow to work, thank you. I hadn't thought of that.

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 03:41 AM (gjOCp)

849 Seven Peoria police thugs raid a home and seize computers looking for evidence that the occupants set up a fake Twitter account under the handle "Peoriamayor". The only charge so far is for possession of marijuana by one person.   No word in the article if any pets survived the raid.


http://tinyurl.com/menro5f

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:41 AM (T2V/1)

850 850  You gave me good idea to bring neck pillow to work, thank you. I hadn't thought of that.

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 08:41 AM (gjOCp)


Remember, the one I use is for a chair and it is small.  It's not a bed type pillow.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:42 AM (T2V/1)

851 Here's an interesting read: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/04/living_in_th e_new_york_times_world.html Kind of long but worth it - and explains exactly why we need more people like Cruz, Palin, Paul regardless of what you think about them. And fewer like McCain, Jeb, Christie.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 19, 2014 03:43 AM (KBvAm)

852 Widows of retired county workers in Madison, AL lose their healthcare coverage due to Obamacide.  The county had determined that the Obamacide qualified policies were too expensive and had moved their employees to a different firm (same thing happened with my insurance).  The new policies however do not cover widows of retired employees and they have all been dropped.


http://tinyurl.com/leovlyz

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:43 AM (T2V/1)

853 Ace with an ONT and now no morning thread. Did all of the cobs go on strike?

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2014 03:43 AM (sdi6R)

854 Obama plans on sending ground troops to Poland.  Just like an idiot Democrat.  He cuts the military to the bone and plans on reducing troops strength to below 1939 levels (which proved a disaster then) and then he increases the load on the troops with new missions.   This one in Putin's backyard.


http://tinyurl.com/mhztzga

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:44 AM (T2V/1)

855 And you guys were worried about spy helicopters flying around LA.  Just look at what the IRS and other federal agencies are doing.   Why the 40 shades of Hell does the IRS need to track license plates of citizens?


http://tinyurl.com/mzlrvqh

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:44 AM (T2V/1)

856 So those insects are having VIP sex?

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 19, 2014 03:44 AM (MKpBT)

857 841 I agree Hrothgar. I find that when I listen to Bach and Handel and others with such incredible talent that I am sure that they were divinely inspired. After all, God is the ultimately creative person. Bach-who wrote so very very much that was used as scores for religious works and who wrote prodigiously-would probably agree that the Lord gave him a great gift. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 19, 2014 08:37 AM (XyM/Y) --- Bach was a church musician, first and foremost. He held a position of cantor, which at the time meant more than just singing the call parts in a mass. He composed works meant for the glory of God. He was appointed court musician by Prince Leopoldo but retained his cantor position for life. Holy crap I might have learned something in college.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 19, 2014 03:45 AM (N/cFh)

858 Even small towns are militarizing their police so they can become thugs.  Here a town of 3900 people gets a new tank from the Army.


http://tinyurl.com/n976deq

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:45 AM (T2V/1)

859 NV Republican Senator calls for a hearing on the BLM/Hairy Reid land grab.  Since this is the Senate that would be largely a ceremonial whitewash thing even if it occurred.  If they really want a hearing it will have to go down in the House.


http://tinyurl.com/msfo3zk

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:45 AM (T2V/1)

860 Bundy is not the only citizen who has felt the impact of the new military in the government administration agencies.  How about a man whose front door was knocked down at 6 am in a no-knock raid and who was hauled out in his shorts handcuffed by Dept of Education SWAT thugs. They were looking for info on his ex-wife, who did not live there, and who may have been involved in some kind of fraud.  I see a large financial settlement there that we the taxpayers will have to pay.  John Fund talks about this here.


It is far past time for Congress to tighten the regulations regarding Posse Comitatus.


http://tinyurl.com/lnj4rt7

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:46 AM (T2V/1)

861 Vic, I had forgotten the cranky nature of the COB interface to Pixy. You are probably very wise to run, not walk, away from trying to handle that along with your link research efforts which are much appreciated. A day without Vic is like a day without doom!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 03:46 AM (o3MSL)

862 An Air Force captain is beaten up because he was entering his own home and refused to give thug cop his military ID card (he showed him the card but would not give it to him).  Weeks later he is charged with resisting arrest and obstruction.  An obvious move to avoid being sued.


http://tinyurl.com/l6rvn9d

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:46 AM (T2V/1)

863 More signs of an oncoming ice age.  A new study of Greenland glaciers shows that their retreating has been slowing since the 1950s!  AGW scammers eat it.


http://tinyurl.com/lgj8tw5

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:46 AM (T2V/1)

864 Is Obama deliberately emboldening our enemies with his actions?  Evidence has said yes for a long time.  Is he and Eric "the criminal Holder" deliberately hampering the trials of the worst of the GITMO terrorists?  That is starting to become apparent as well.


http://tinyurl.com/k4rrrdc

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:47 AM (T2V/1)

865 The IL House speaker (Democrat) wants to use $100M of the State money to fund and lure the Obama Presidential Library to IL.  This despite the fact that the State is essentially bankrupt (if they had to use real accounting rules).   No other President has ever had public money used to fund their library.


http://tinyurl.com/k42aa8c

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:48 AM (T2V/1)

866 How many of you Morons knew that we had signed AND ratified a treaty that allows enemy spy planes, including Russians, to fly over the US?  Where in the Hell was the MFM?  The treaty was signed in 1992 and ratified in 2002.


http://tinyurl.com/kz7cmf4

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:48 AM (T2V/1)

867 Good science teachers are rare in today's education establishment.  Male science teachers are even more rare.  So why did the Las Angeles school district suspend a male science teacher who was well liked by students?   Because two students submitted science projects that fired plastic projectiles.  He was charged with “supervising the building, research and development of imitation weapons.”


The stupid, it burns.


http://tinyurl.com/mfgl4mu

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:49 AM (T2V/1)

868 Much as I always appreciate Vic's work, including today... Viclinks on the stale end of the ONT just never feels right. Y'knowhatimean? meh. whatchagonnado?

Posted by: mindful webworker, determined if appropriateness at April 19, 2014 03:49 AM (GwyfB)

869 Hrothgar, I just said a payer for both you & your wife. I just wish people would include name of person we are praying for. I say prayers throughout the day. A late friend gave me Mary medal in 1999 or 2000 from her cousin who had been to Italy & said it was blessed by Pope John Paul II. I'm Polish & put it on my rear view mirror in my car. Every time I get in my car, I hold onto it & say a Hail Mary

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 03:49 AM (gjOCp)

870 Daily Deals


Today's SF is Arthur C. Clark


http://tinyurl.com/lyu9voe

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:49 AM (T2V/1)

871 That's it for today folks.   Make sure all you people in and around NYC have your Easter finery all cleaned and pressed for the annual promenade down 5th Avenue. 


And make sure you have the Irving Berlin song all down.  I had to sing that song and do a bible reading for an Easter play when in the second grade.  I suspect that any school doing an Easter play now would be immediately shutdown, razed, and burned by elements of the ACLU and the BLM.   But not until after the Dept of Education SWAT team had killed every teacher and participant with heavy weapons and tanks.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:50 AM (T2V/1)

872 Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 19, 2014 08:45 AM (N/cFh) In my praise of Handel, I did not mean any disrespect to Bach as he was also obviously musically brilliant and touched by God. I think I like Handel so much because the libretto is in English and intertwined with the KJV language.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 03:51 AM (o3MSL)

873 LOL, as soon as I post the last thing Andy puts up the new one

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:51 AM (T2V/1)

874 Vic, I have at least two neck pillows that I haven't used more than once. I'll try smaller one @ office first. Thank you!

Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 03:55 AM (gjOCp)

875 876  Posted by: Carol at April 19, 2014 08:55 AM (gjOCp)


Good luck.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 03:57 AM (T2V/1)

876
Sunday's a comin'

http://tinyurl.com/6dxhlot

Posted by: grammie winger at April 19, 2014 03:57 AM (oMKp3)

877 An Air Force captain is beaten up because he was entering his own home and refused to give thug cop his military ID card (he showed him the card but would not give it to him). Weeks later he is charged with resisting arrest and obstruction. An obvious move to avoid being sued. http://tinyurl.com/l6rvn9d Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 08:46 AM (T2V/1) To many local and for thAt matter Federal Officers think they are an unanswerable law unto themselves. Some local cops in my town think the laws, parking etc, don't apply to them and have said so with out any hesitation.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 03:59 AM (t3UFN)

878 879  To many local and for thAt matter Federal Officers think they are an unanswerable law unto themselves. Some local cops in my town think the laws, parking etc, don't apply to them and have said so with out any hesitation.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 08:59 AM (t3UFN)


And while this crap is going on the AF has his career on hold.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 19, 2014 04:01 AM (T2V/1)

879 Last?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 04:17 AM (HVff2)

880 Nope!

Posted by: CDR M at April 19, 2014 04:22 AM (LsJl8)

881 882 Nope! Posted by: CDR M at April 19, 2014 09:22 AM (LsJl Dang it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 04:35 AM (HVff2)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

Comments are disabled.
460kb generated in CPU 0.37, elapsed 0.4701 seconds.
62 queries taking 0.155 seconds, 1068 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.