July 01, 2011

Overnight Open Thread - TGIF Edition
— Maetenloch

Got Fireworks?

Well if not, you better get yourself to the nearest fireworks stand just over the county line.

And the good thing is that even if you live in a anti-fun nanny state, you're still no more than a two hour drive away from fireworks freedom of choice. Well except for California - they're just screwed

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And on an unrelated note here's the current spot price for coke around the world. Hmm you know we haven't had a Dutch moron meetup yet.

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And hey have you ever wondered what it'd be like to attach a camera to a super bottle rocket?
Well wonder no more...

Hey What Happened The Last Time We Reduced Our Carbon Emissions?
Well we got a damned Little Ice Age:

In Europe and Asia, forests were cut down with the ax. In the Americas before [Columbus], the primary tool was fire. For weeks on end, smoke from Indian bonfires shrouded Florida, California, and the Great Plains.

...Enter now the Columbian Exchange. Eurasian bacteria, viruses, and parasites sweep through the Americas, killing huge numbers of people -- and unraveling the millenia-old network of human intervention. Flames subside to embers across the Western Hemisphere as Indian torches are stilled. In the forests, fire-hating trees like oak and hickory muscle aside fire-loving species like loblolly, longleaf, and slash pine, which are so dependent on regular burning that their cones will only open and release seed when exposed to flame.

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The Sun Is the Best Optometrist
Staying indoors all the time is making us into vitamin-D-deprived four-eyed weaklings:

WHY is nearsightedness so common in the modern world? In the early 1970s, 25 percent of Americans were nearsighted; three decades later, the rate had risen to 42 percent, and similar increases have occurred around the world.

There is significant evidence that the trait is inherited, so you might wonder why our myopic ancestors weren’t just removed from the gene pool long ago, when they blundered into a hungry lion or off a cliff. But although genes do influence our fates, they are not the only factors at play.

In this case, the rapid increase in nearsightedness appears to be due to a characteristic of modern life: more and more time spent indoors under artificial lights.

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Victorian Ladies
For some reason women in Victorian era photos never seem to look as good as contemproary women. I suspect this is due to different/less use of makeup, bad hair styles and the utter lack of smiling. An exception though is the woman below, Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of Winston Churchill.

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You Know It's Surprisingly Easy to Accidentally Pick Up a Prostitute
Well I'm glad to see that I'm not the only guy who's run into this awkward situation.

...she pointed out the window of the still-parked car, indicated a nearby motel and let me know that she had a room there. Some people would right at that moment conclude, "Ah, motel, that settles it, she's a prostitute," but I'm not one of those people. I mean now, don't get me wrong, I think everyone is a prostitute, but at 19, I didn't even find anything curious about the fact that she was hitchhiking 10 yards away from her motel, because being a 19-year-old male is sort of the opposite of being Professor X.
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Hitler Learns About Topology
Well to be fair I had similar feelings about open and clopen sets but I didn't really start ranting and swearing until Hausdorff spaces and homeomorphisms appeared.

Pancake Tosser Doesn’t Give a Fuck
It'd be a shame to waste these talents in yet another outsourced call center.

Got Horse Semen?
Then with a little marketing you could have the next big bar thing:

Holhoi tattea shots are all the rage at the Green Man Pub in New Zealand. For a mere $25 per shot glass, ladies are coming in droves to throw them back like champs. So what is holhoi tattea you ask? Oh, it’s just apple-flavored horse semen which supposedly tastes a little bit “like custard.”
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The Yahoo AoSHQ group. Bla bla bla. And don't forget about the Job Bank.

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1 Happy 4th to all.

Posted by: USCitizen at July 01, 2011 04:32 PM (a1FJJ)

2 First?

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 04:34 PM (ENKCw)

3

Have a great weekend ya'll.

Posted by: Racefan at July 01, 2011 04:34 PM (IABA1)

4 PA's fireworks regulations:

A: Cherry bombs, M-80s, M-100s, silver salutes and other illegal fireworks are all extremely dangerous.  In addition, fireworks constructed from mail order kits are illegal and dangerous to assemble or use.  Never attempt to make your own fireworks or tamper with fireworks.


No cherry bombs?  Damn.  My grandfather used to throw cherry bombs down the stairs back in the day to get my mom and my two uncle's attention from the boob tube.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 04:35 PM (c0A3e)

5 Near as I can figure, you can get mini nukes for 4th of July in Missouri. Their fishing lawbook is a little pamphlet, basically it says "now don't get caught usin' dynamite"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 01, 2011 04:36 PM (r4wIV)

6 I don't think that map is quite accurate; Colorado is a bit stricter than that these days. People cross the state line to Wyoming to buy fireworks, and then set them off illegally here. They feel that celebrations of independence from an oppressive government are best handled by the government.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 04:37 PM (dbYHP)

7 re: Star Trek. Man, we all looked gay back then.

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 04:37 PM (FcR7P)

8 Staying indoors all the time is making us into vitamin-D-deprived four-eyed weaklings:

If the sun wasn't so damn brutal to us gingers, maybe we'd play outside more. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 04:37 PM (c0A3e)

9

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:37 PM (dbYHP)

I didn't think the map was that accurate either.  My sister tried to get some fireworks from a large store here in PA near the MD border a few years ago and there was a cop at the door making sure all potential patrons had the necessary paperwork.  I forget if she needed one or two permits;  my sister couldn't even look at the store's stock without the proper paperwork. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 04:40 PM (c0A3e)

10 I think the map is wrong about Arizona..

There's a statewide ban on all fireworks..   No one can buy fireworks at a stand..

City's can do shows but that's it.  

In Michigan, it's anything that doesn't explode or flies into the air..  In other words, only the fireworks that sucks.

In Wyoming, it's down to county by county..   Natrona County had a ban on any fireworks  but all the other counties had open season on the fireworks..

in Virginia, it's like Michigan..   Anything that sucks is allowed.  Except in Richmond where sparklers are banned. 

Here's your lighting punk, kid.  Enjoy. 

Posted by: Dave C at July 01, 2011 04:41 PM (p89/t)

11

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:35 PM (c0A3e)

back in the day my friend was dropping  a M-80 out the window of my 69 Cutless and it fell back inside,,,,,,,,, it way loud and bright.

Posted by: Racefan at July 01, 2011 04:41 PM (IABA1)

12 Crap!

Posted by: Hubert, the farting dissident at July 01, 2011 04:41 PM (sJTmU)

13 Neither of parents are nearsighted and I have it bad. I wasn't indoors a lot as a kid either, at least compared to kids today.
 
It was probably all the masturbating.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 04:42 PM (ENKCw)

14 "Staying indoors all the time is making us into vitamin-D-deprived four-eyed weaklings" Yeah, yeah, yeah. Played outside in the sun all the time. Still needed glasses at eight. That was fun.

Posted by: not the droid you seek at July 01, 2011 04:42 PM (xc/va)

15 It was probably all the masturbating.

Posted by: GnuBreed

 

Or the farting! Take a stand against tyranny and pass gas in protest.

Posted by: Hubert, the farting dissident at July 01, 2011 04:43 PM (sJTmU)

16 Horse semen, Hell. We've got 16 guys in the back room making that stuff as fast as they can.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 01, 2011 04:44 PM (N/r4B)

17 Next cause of global warming..

Grilling out for the 4th of July..


Posted by: Dave C at July 01, 2011 04:44 PM (p89/t)

18 That Hitler bunker video had math......


Posted by: SantaRosaStan, not with a bang but a whimper at July 01, 2011 04:44 PM (UqKQV)

19 Most of my relatives need glasses; I'm one of the rare exceptions in my family, and I tend to burst into flames like a vampire at the touch of sunlight.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 04:44 PM (dbYHP)

20 Yeah, yeah, yeah. Played outside in the sun all the time. Still needed glasses at eight. That was fun. Posted by: not the droid you seek at July 01, 2011 09:42 PM (xc/va) If I follow GnuBreed's logic, you started pretty early!

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 04:45 PM (FcR7P)

21

As to Lady Randolph Churchill... let me be the first to say...

I'd hit it...

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 01, 2011 04:45 PM (NtXW4)

22 New Hampshire does a brisk business selling fireworks to Massachusetts residents. Plenty of stories of Mass State troopers staking out the parking lots and radioing license plates to cops waiting at the border.

Posted by: fluffy at July 01, 2011 04:46 PM (SwkdU)

23 17 Horse semen, Hell. We've got 16 guys in the back room making that stuff as fast as they can.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 01, 2011 09:44 PM (N/r4B)

Hmmm... well... if we could talk women into drinkin Human Semen...

Then get the guys to pay to be donors...

 

Or would that be duo decophonic Prostitution?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 01, 2011 04:47 PM (NtXW4)

24 fireworks? They don't even want us having fucking lightbulbs.

Posted by: Berserker at July 01, 2011 04:47 PM (FMbng)

25 Montuckey allows almost all fireworks, excepting bottle rockets and roman candles.

Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2011 04:47 PM (Qbjwa)

26 Evenin'!

Got to get a new phone this weekend after washing my old one.

DOH!

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 04:47 PM (4q6A5)

27 #27: That sucks!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 04:49 PM (dbYHP)

28

Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2011 09:47 PM (Qbjwa)

ssoooooo, everything but the good ones?

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 04:49 PM (4q6A5)

29 That Hitler topology downfall video was great.

Are they going to do a version with Barky and fractions?

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 01, 2011 04:49 PM (G/MYk)

30

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:49 PM (dbYHP)

Heh, it's cool.  It was a POS Tracfone which means I'm only out $20 bucks.  I'm just wondering if I'll be able to keep my old number.

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 04:50 PM (4q6A5)

31

Want some fireworks? Technically, the US Treasury just defaulted. It defaulted on some coupon payments due to the SS and Medicare "trust funds" due on June 30th. Those payments are done in real money, mind you, just more IOUs -- uh special GAS series non-marketable Treasury bonds. That payment would've been $90B and Treasury couldn't make it with blowing the debt ceiling.

      If the trust funds were real, this would be a default event. Shove this in the face of every lefty who claims the trust funds are real.

Posted by: publius(NotBreitbartPublius) at July 01, 2011 04:51 PM (VVB18)

32 Two huge fireworks stands within 5 miles of my house right now (MS). Want me to pick some up for you?
 
They may even have tactical nukes; some of those suckers are huge.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 04:51 PM (ENKCw)

33 Horse semen shooters.

This is what happens when you live among volcanoes 2500 miles away from everyone else on the planet.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 01, 2011 04:52 PM (7utQ2)

34 Whoa, Danica without makeup looks more like Keep On Going Daddy.  

Posted by: ontherocks at July 01, 2011 04:52 PM (HBqDo)

35 yep.

Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2011 04:52 PM (Qbjwa)

36  Re 32 typo: "The payments are NOT done in real, just more IOUs" it should read.

Posted by: publius(NotBreitbartPublius) at July 01, 2011 04:52 PM (VVB18)

37 You can buy fireworks in AZ now, but you can't set them off.

new law - there are tons of fireworks for sale there now in and outside of the supermarkets.

Doesn't make much sense, but there you go..
/shrug 

Posted by: soulpile is.. an expendable sith padawan at July 01, 2011 04:52 PM (NSM+r)

38 tactical nukes

RINO

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 01, 2011 04:52 PM (7utQ2)

39 If the trust funds were real, this would be a default event. Shove this in the face of every lefty who claims the trust funds are real.

Do you have a link to a web site that uses small words?

Posted by: fluffy at July 01, 2011 04:54 PM (SwkdU)

40 I will be illegally setting off banned fireworks.  What the hell was the revolutionary war for anyway?  Effem.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at July 01, 2011 04:54 PM (26uEg)

41 Oh, it’s just apple-flavored horse semen which supposedly tastes a little bit “like custard.”

Who was the first sick bastid to come up with this?  Who first isolated horse seamen, put some apple-favoring in it, took a quaff and said to themselves "hey, I've got a hit drink here!"?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 04:55 PM (c0A3e)

42 also in Arizona, you can f_ck but you can't come.......

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, not with a bang but a whimper at July 01, 2011 04:56 PM (UqKQV)

43 Because of the drought here in Texas, there is a ban on the sale of all fireworks in this area and most of the fireworks shows have been canceled.

Sucks but I guess it's better than burning the place down.


Evening all.

Posted by: mpurinTexas supports Rick Perry, bitch at July 01, 2011 04:56 PM (J4Pnx)

44 Who first isolated horse seamen, put some apple-favoring in it, took a quaff and said to themselves "hey, I've got a hit drink here!"?

I'm leaning Bill Maher, but could be persuaded in the Fred Barnes direction.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 01, 2011 04:57 PM (7utQ2)

45 Who was the first sick bastid to come up with this?  Who first isolated horse seamen, put some apple-favoring in it, took a quaff and said to themselves "hey, I've got a hit drink here!"?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:55 PM (c0A3e)

Some sly horse.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 01, 2011 04:57 PM (G/MYk)

46 You can buy fireworks in AZ now, but you can't set them off.

new law - there are tons of fireworks for sale there now in and outside of the supermarkets.

Doesn't make much sense, but there you go..

Been almost 15 years since I've live there..      Going off of memory 

That's odd though.  It's like selling bacon but telling them they can't eat bacon.

Posted by: Dave C at July 01, 2011 04:57 PM (p89/t)

47 7 re: Star Trek. Man, we all looked gay back then. Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 09:37 PM

Ohhhhh myyyyyyyy

Posted by: George Takei at July 01, 2011 04:58 PM (so1xa)

48 I heard an anti-fireworks message on the radio today and it wasn't a safety message. (When does the porkulus $$ run out so that all the .gov commercials on conservative talk radio will stop? Not that Dora & Diego Let's Move ads running at 1 AM are wasteful.)

Posted by: jeannebodine at July 01, 2011 04:58 PM (nvlAW)

49 The horse had been eating apples. Some assembly required.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 01, 2011 04:59 PM (N/r4B)

50 Jair Jurrjens of the Braves just came thisclose to no hitting Baltimore.  One measly ass single to Adam Jones.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 01, 2011 05:00 PM (7utQ2)

51 Some sly horse.

Hardy, har, har. 

/Or somebody who really, really loved horses and only wanted to recycle their potential offspring. 


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:00 PM (c0A3e)

52 And the good thing is that even if you live in a anti-fun nanny state, you're still no more than a two hour drive away from fireworks freedom of choice. Well except for California - they're just screwed
_____________

Hello? Valley of Fire? Giant fireworks store just outside of Vegas run by the Moapa indians? Yeah, it's more like three hours away from me, but still...

Posted by: Anachronda at July 01, 2011 05:00 PM (6fER6)

53 As a native of NJ,  I'll tell you that if anything is not legal or banned, it's because they tax it heavily

"Everything's legal in Jersey until you get caught" - Bob Dylan

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 05:00 PM (so1xa)

54 "Who first isolated horse seamen, put some apple-favoring in it, took a quaff and said to themselves "hey, I've got a hit drink here!"?" Andrew Sullivan?

Posted by: Armando at July 01, 2011 05:01 PM (RjIvD)

55 Lady Churchill? I'd hit it. In fact, I did.

Posted by: Pretty Much Every Upper-Class Englishman Alive In 1890 at July 01, 2011 05:02 PM (Dq8iG)

56 The Seventies were hard on former Star Trek actors.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 01, 2011 05:02 PM (Dq8iG)

57 Here's hoping that Victorian styles don't make a comeback in my lifetime. Sheesh. In some of those dresses you could smuggle an elephant. Or a horse, flush with semen.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 05:03 PM (ENKCw)

58 Ok, just had a long call with comcast where they couldn't figure out the issue with my internet connection which is bizarre...

I am currently connected on a laptop, to MY wireless signal from MY router. I am also plugged into it via a ethernet. Ethernet doesn't work, wireless does on my laptop. I have two other desktops plugged into the router via Ethernet - and they can't connect either. Ok, problem with the router...right? 

No, if I plug the cable modem directly into the laptop it doesn't work either.

So the cable modem seems to know if it is getting wireless vs wired traffic.

Can anyone explain that?!?

Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 05:03 PM (bgcml)

59 Just came home with the doggie downers to help the critter cope with the celebration this weekend. they're supposed to be illegal here, but that doesn't stop anyone from going to the reservation and stocking up.

Last year I think I noticed less fireworks than previous years.  In this recovery summer, I'll be interested to see how many dollars are burned up on the 4th.

Posted by: someone at July 01, 2011 05:03 PM (bqjJT)

60 And, to be honest, I have no interest in even talking to any chick who's into gobbling horse seamen ... apple flavored or not.  What are these girls thinking?  Can't they just blow a German Shepherd at home and get it out of their system?  But privately, at least.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 01, 2011 05:04 PM (G/MYk)

61 "Who first isolated horse seamen, put some apple-favoring in it, took a quaff and said to themselves "hey, I've got a hit drink here!"?"

Well, I look at it a different way. You think you've got a tough job? How'd you like to be the horse, uh, helper?

Posted by: Some Moron at July 01, 2011 05:04 PM (bgcml)

62 My kids are going to be out of town on the Fourth, so when they get home I'm going up to New Hampshire and buy a FUCKING ARSENAL.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 01, 2011 05:05 PM (Dq8iG)

63 58 The Seventies were hard on former Star Trek actors.

I'M CAPTAIN KIRRRRRRRK!!!

Posted by: Bill Shatner Living in His Car in Between Margarine Commercial Gigs at July 01, 2011 05:05 PM (RCaEN)

64

Re fluffy at comment 40.

     We've been discussing it over at Denninger's Market Ticker forum. Here's a link to my original thread:

http://tinyurl.com/3qrl8m6

   And Denninger himself blogged about it here:

http://tinyurl.com/44h7yvh

    Basicallly, if you want to believe the Trust Funds are real "money good", then the US just defaulted on its debt obligations. But it didn't because they aren't real, and by doing this (to keep from going over the debt limit), Treasury just admitted they aren't real, nothing by accounting gimmicks, which they are.

Posted by: publius(NotBreitbartPublius) at July 01, 2011 05:05 PM (VVB18)

65

Man I just saw Battle LA--I know it's old, but that was a good old fashioned war movie.

My review: Thankfully missing were: the crybaby navel examining attempt to vilify without vilifying servicemen war criminal everybody's a killer and the aim is always oil or gold or imperialism wrong to kill even bad guys need more women heroes all soldiers are corrupt or covering something up or rapists or justice is a knee in the gut from the floor on the chin at night sneaky with a knife brought up down on the magazine of a battleship sandbagged underhanded in the dark without a word of warning. Garroting.

 

Damn I need another drink Ooorahh!

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 01, 2011 05:05 PM (Jyt+i)

66

Hello? Valley of Fire? Giant fireworks store just outside of Vegas run by the Moapa indians? Yeah, it's more like three hours away from me, but still...

I've learned to sell the good stuff

Posted by: Kicking Wing at July 01, 2011 05:05 PM (c0A3e)

67 Hollywood's most renowned sex addict splits from his smoking hot wife.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 01, 2011 05:06 PM (zgZzy)

68 Well, I look at it a different way. You think you've got a tough job? How'd you like to be the horse, uh, helper?

Next week on a new Dirty Jobs...

Posted by: Mike Rowe at July 01, 2011 05:07 PM (c0A3e)

69 At 6:40 into this video, you can see where our current economic policy originated... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkDx81Reh3A

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 05:08 PM (dbYHP)

70 So the cable modem seems to know if it is getting wireless vs wired traffic.

Can anyone explain that?!?

Posted by: 18-1

Have you had a power surge lately?  Maybe the ethernet ports were burned out somehow.  That happened to me once when lightning struck a nearby house, and a bunch of things were shorted in my house, including the ethernet port on my computer and the DSL modem, which was shorted out.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at July 01, 2011 05:08 PM (sJTmU)

71 69 Hollywood's most renowned sex addict splits from his smoking hot wife.

Him and Tiger Woods should get together and go bowling sometime to commiserate. 

At least Tea didn't come after David with a 9-iron. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:09 PM (c0A3e)

72 Fucking love shooting off bottle rockets.

fucking hate the next day picking up the trash tho.

Posted by: Zakn at July 01, 2011 05:10 PM (zyaZ1)

73 That's odd though.  It's like selling bacon but telling them they can't eat bacon.

Posted by: Dave C at July 01, 2011 09:57 PM (p89/t)

Yeah.  It is a weird law passed last year.  I only know about it 'cause a friend was jumping for joy.

Posted by: soulpile is.. an expendable sith padawan at July 01, 2011 05:10 PM (NSM+r)

74 I thought excessive reading caused short-sightedness.

Posted by: toby928 at July 01, 2011 05:11 PM (GTbGH)

75 65 58 The Seventies were hard on former Star Trek actors.

I'M CAPTAIN KIRRRRRRRK!!!
Posted by: Bill Shatner Living in His Car in Between Margarine Commercial Gigs at July 01, 2011 10:05 PM

It gets worse

Posted by: Rent-a-Shat at July 01, 2011 05:11 PM (so1xa)

76 76 I thought excessive reading caused short-sightedness. Posted by: toby928™ at July 01, 2011 10:11 PM (GTbGH) Well, that's the excuse I'm using.

Posted by: not the droid you seek at July 01, 2011 05:13 PM (xc/va)

77 When I stay at Camp David for the weekend, I always tell the chef to prepare my pancakes with horse semen.

Posted by: President Dick Obama at July 01, 2011 05:13 PM (8sCoq)

78 Can anyone explain that?!?

Are you getting a DHCP address assignment when you are on the ethernet?

Posted by: toby928 at July 01, 2011 05:13 PM (GTbGH)

79 "Excessive reading?" Yeah Mom. I'm in here rrrrrreeeeeadddding.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 01, 2011 05:13 PM (N/r4B)

80 72 Have you had a power surge lately? Maybe the ethernet ports were burned out somehow. That happened to me once when lightning struck a nearby house, and a bunch of things were shorted in my house, including the ethernet port on my computer and the DSL modem, which was shorted out.
__________

Had a modem once that decided to become an AM radio after a thunderstorm. When you took it off-hook, instead of a dial tone you'd hear the local powerful country station.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 01, 2011 05:14 PM (6fER6)

81 76 I thought excessive reading caused short-sightedness.

I thought other things caused short-sightedness...

Or is *that* more for blindness?  Too bad Ken isn't around to elaborate on his, as he is the master-(de)baiter on pron and sex. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:14 PM (c0A3e)

82 I love the fireworks commercials on TV out here. One place calls itself "Pyro City".

Posted by: Jones at July 01, 2011 05:14 PM (8sCoq)

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 05:14 PM (piMMO)

84 So I drive up to Wyoming to work in the oil fields. When I get to Evanston I need gas and a soda etc so I stop at a 7-11. They had the most awesome collection of fireworks for sale. Just bag your own from the piles. They were right next to the booze and XXX porn mags.

Posted by: De' Debil Hisself at July 01, 2011 05:15 PM (lpWVn)

85 I know that my vision has suffered from spending most of the day focused at 18 inches for thirty years.

Posted by: toby928 at July 01, 2011 05:16 PM (GTbGH)

86  Basicallly, if you want to believe the Trust Funds are real "money good", then the US just defaulted on its debt obligations. But it didn't because they aren't real, and by doing this (to keep from going over the debt limit), Treasury just admitted they aren't real, nothing by accounting gimmicks, which they are.

Thanks, nonBreitPublius

Posted by: fluffy at July 01, 2011 05:16 PM (SwkdU)

87 When I stay at Camp David for the weekend, I always tell the chef to prepare my pancakes with horse semen.

For real? I thought the waiter was joking, but we have been *ahem* aiming to please.

Posted by: Camp David chef at July 01, 2011 05:19 PM (SwkdU)

88 I choked Linda Lovelace.

Posted by: Trigger at July 01, 2011 05:19 PM (vtqbC)

89 77 65 58 The Seventies were hard on former Star Trek actors.

I'M CAPTAIN KIRRRRRRRK!!!
Posted by: Bill Shatner Living in His Car in Between Margarine Commercial Gigs at July 01, 2011 10:05 PM

It gets worse

Posted by: Rent-a-Shat at July 01, 2011 10:11 PM

And even inhuman!

Posted by: Rent-a-Shat at July 01, 2011 05:19 PM (so1xa)

90 Captains log, star date 2690. On our bridge right now as we speak, there is a gay guy.

Posted by: James T. Kirk, not knowing what to do next. at July 01, 2011 05:19 PM (gO39k)

91 Who was the first sick bastid to come up with this? Who first isolated horse seamen, put some apple-favoring in it, took a quaff and said to themselves "hey, I've got a hit drink here!"? Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:55 PM (c0A3e) I just wonder who are the intrepid idiots who... ah, *harvest* the main ingredient. Try describing that on your resume.

Posted by: Nighthawk at July 01, 2011 05:19 PM (0BtzK)

92 >Careful when you cross state lines and buy fireworks and bring them back. If caught, it's a class 1 misdemeanor with up to a year in jail and/or a $2500 fine here in VA.

Posted by: CDR M at July 01, 2011 10:18 PM (5I8G0)

 

that's the spirit that kicked out the bloody redcoats

Posted by: Jones at July 01, 2011 05:20 PM (8sCoq)

93 Damnit! Every now and then the link thingy pitches a fit.

Trying again:

Adorable? I think so.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 05:20 PM (piMMO)

94 And the good thing is that even if you live in a anti-fun nanny state, you're still no more than a two hour drive away from fireworks freedom of choice. Well except for California - they're just screwed

Chile Today, Hot Tomale!

Only 250 miles to Pedro's South of the Border

Posted by: Billboards on I-95 at July 01, 2011 05:21 PM (so1xa)

95 Who first isolated horse seamen, put some apple-favoring in it, took a quaff and said to themselves "hey, I've got a hit drink here!"?

Is that a White Russian?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at July 01, 2011 05:21 PM (gO39k)

96 Our typical 4th involves 40-50 people, enormous amounts of food, beer, etc.  A couple of the people will be dispatched to one of the many fireworks mega stores that line our interstates (I'm in TN).  They will go to the manager, say "we are here to spend X" where X=$2000-$3000, and have a couple of store employees detailed to load carts with them.  They mostly get the big ones (mortars), and get a LOT for that much money.  That night, with mortar tubes screwed to a makeshift plywood table, we enjoy a display that rivals what some of the local towns put on (we're out in the country).  Yes, we're crazy.  But we do know how to have fun.

Posted by: Crimso at July 01, 2011 05:22 PM (2hmqj)

97 Careful when you cross state lines and buy fireworks and bring them back. If caught, it's a class 1 misdemeanor with up to a year in jail and/or a $2500 fine here in VA.

For example, if one were to purchase fireworks in NH, one might considering taking an alternate route home, if one wished to evade scrutiny by the Massachusetts state police, maybe.

Disclaimer: I am not advocating bringing fireworks into Mass.

Posted by: fluffy at July 01, 2011 05:22 PM (SwkdU)

98

"Sucks but I guess it's better than burning the place down."

We'll just have to agree to disagree.

Posted by: gebrauchshund at July 01, 2011 05:23 PM (iYwUw)

99 Careful when you cross state lines and buy fireworks and bring them back. If caught, it's a class 1 misdemeanor with up to a year in jail and/or a $2500 fine here in VA. Posted by: CDR M at July 01, 2011 10:18 PM (5I8G0) When you're caught? "Officer, mind if I smoke?"

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 05:23 PM (FcR7P)

100

Am I the only man I know who's bored as hell with fireworks? I just don't get the attraction.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 01, 2011 05:23 PM (Jyt+i)

101 I love "How it's Made", but in that cocoa bean segment the announcer dude kept saying "coca beans". Drives me up the wall.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 01, 2011 05:24 PM (6fER6)

102 I DESPISE fireworks.  DESPISE THEM!  I never went to war, but a decade ago I was trained for it, so shit going boom isn't a happy happy joy joy  situation, it makes me want to shoot a punk.


Posted by: Douglas at July 01, 2011 05:24 PM (YKOnu)

103 We actually hit the debt ceiling some time back in April; they have been playing accounting tricks ever since. Spending exceeds revenue by around $140 billion per MONTH; by the magical Geithner date of Aug.2 that accumulated deficit will be over $400 billion more than they are admitting.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 05:25 PM (ENKCw)

104 Alabama:  the Go-ahead-and-put-your-eye-out state.

Lots of fireworks stores on the Florida border.

Alabama Motto:  Fingers are like teeth, you don't really need the whole set.

Posted by: toby928 at July 01, 2011 05:25 PM (GTbGH)

105 Chopper landing with high pucker factor.  Couldn't push a greased BB up the pilots ass.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at July 01, 2011 05:25 PM (X9lJI)

106 How can we hope to conquer myopia when the media and health paranoiacs screach like little girls everytime someone wanders out into the sun?

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at July 01, 2011 05:25 PM (a2Jmu)

107 93 Captains log, star date 2690. On our bridge right now as we speak, there is a gay guy.

Isn't that a line from Space Quest 5? 

I just wonder who are the intrepid idiots who... ah, *harvest* the main ingredient.

Try describing that on your resume.

"Experienced in isolating native genetic material from Equus caballus"

 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:25 PM (c0A3e)

108

Am I the only man I know who's bored as hell with fireworks? I just don't get the attraction.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 01, 2011 10:23 PM (Jyt+i)


It's because all of the fun has been taken out of it. No longer can you blow up frogs, toads, turtles and your neighbors mailbox without the cops being called. And, they took away all of the cherry bombs and m-80's.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at July 01, 2011 05:26 PM (gO39k)

109 103  Am I the only man I know who's bored as hell with fireworks? I just don't get the attraction.

Have your Man Card ready to hand over to Rum as soon as she gets back.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at July 01, 2011 05:26 PM (RCaEN)

110

When the Army and I parted company I had the opportunity to slide out with a couple of grand A (artillery) simulators. I guess they could've been classified as M-8000s. Scared the shit outta the neighbors.

 

Posted by: Tommy Gunnarson at July 01, 2011 05:26 PM (ybA9f)

111 I remember years ago going along I-10 in New Mexico. Seems along with the Rattlesnake Eggs and Indian Jewelry you could buy enough fireworks to rival Los Alamos

Are those places still there?

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 05:27 PM (so1xa)

Posted by: Ohio Dan at July 01, 2011 05:27 PM (X9lJI)

113 Save your christmas wrap tubes and have bottle rocket wars with your "bazookas".

You'll feel like a kid again, a drunken, slow kid with signed hair.

Posted by: toby928 at July 01, 2011 05:27 PM (GTbGH)

114 FOOD is responsible for 10 to 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. By many estimates, cooking represents more of a meal’s carbon footprint than transport What fucking planet is this dickhead Luddite living on?  Really Brian? Should I scurry back to my mud hut and dig for grubs whilst you dine on Chateubriand and Port?   How about fuck you Brian?!  Fuck you and your Eco-Religion along with your idiotic Marxist pointers for hipster pussies.  I'll be killing, cleaning, and slow-smoking my meal this weekend whilst you spend your time fucking snipping six-pack rings to save seagulls and bitching about us flyover rubes at your snooty cocktail parties.  Happy 4th, you fucktard ghoul.  I hope you run out of propane and your douchey friends gossip about it over ironic Martinis.   Fuck!

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 05:28 PM (Kk0wN)

115 #118: Rex Harrison's Hat for President!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 05:29 PM (dbYHP)

116

Am I the only man I know who's bored as hell with fireworks? I just don't get the attraction.

My husband has never cared about them.  Most years I could only get him to go with me and the kids to see fireworks by resorting to emotional blackmail (giving him dirty looks and the silent treatment).

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at July 01, 2011 05:29 PM (a2Jmu)

117 I DESPISE fireworks.  DESPISE THEM!  I never went to war, but a decade ago I was trained for it, so shit going boom isn't a happy happy joy joy  situation, it makes me want to shoot a punk.

Really? I've read that a lot of fireworks techs get burned out (heh) because the desire to blow shit up works a lot like an addiction. You just gotta do more.

Does that fit your experience?

Posted by: fluffy at July 01, 2011 05:29 PM (SwkdU)

118 Remember- you can always improvise your own fireworks with ammonium nitrate fertilizer and diesel fuel. Or by tossing dry chlorine tablets into a pan of gasoline. Or if all else fails straighten out a coat hanger, hook a steel wool pad onto one end, light it (may take some effort, but it'll light) and then swing it in a big circle. Note: Standard Disclaimer applies.

Posted by: Nighthawk at July 01, 2011 05:29 PM (0BtzK)

119

Am I the only man I know who's bored as hell with fireworks? I just don't get the attraction.

Wut?  You're kidding, right?  

/Unless you mean that you need to see the big Dakka of fireworks to get excited.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:29 PM (c0A3e)

120 Seems along with the Rattlesnake Eggs and Indian Jewelry you could buy enough fireworks to rival Los Alamos

Are those places still there?


You'll never get rid of us Custer! MUHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Your friendly Navajo nation. at July 01, 2011 05:29 PM (gO39k)

121 So the cable modem seems to know if it is getting wireless vs wired traffic. Can anyone explain that?!? Posted by: 18-1 Or the router is not passing ethernet traffic thru. I would not be able to hook up to my dsl modem directly without some settings changes. Is this a LinkSys/NetGear type of router with an admin page? The cable modem (not really, routers behind) could also be snooping your headers and saying, hey, this guy has just passed out ten different addresses, violating his residential terms (maybe five machines is your limit).

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 05:30 PM (FcR7P)

122 Ok, just had a long call with comcast where they couldn't figure out the issue with my internet connection which is bizarre...

I am currently connected on a laptop, to MY wireless signal from MY router. I am also plugged into it via a ethernet. Ethernet doesn't work, wireless does on my laptop. I have two other desktops plugged into the router via Ethernet - and they can't connect either. Ok, problem with the router...right? 

No, if I plug the cable modem directly into the laptop it doesn't work either.

So the cable modem seems to know if it is getting wireless vs wired traffic.

Can anyone explain that?!?

Do you get an IP address from the DHCP in the router? It's possible that the autonegotiation of network speed/duplex on the router is failing. That can be tricky to spot because everything looks like it should be working but it doesn't.

Posted by: Heorot at July 01, 2011 05:30 PM (Kdo3L)

123 107 Alabama:  the Go-ahead-and-put-your-eye-out state.

Lots of fireworks stores on the Florida border.

Alabama Motto:  Fingers are like teeth, you don't really need the whole set.
Posted by: toby928™ at July 01, 2011 10:25 PM

Hold my beer and watch this shit !!

Posted by: Drunk Alabaman's last words at July 01, 2011 05:30 PM (so1xa)

124 How many fingers do you really need to pick your nose?

Posted by: Alabama at July 01, 2011 05:31 PM (GTbGH)

125 How can we hope to conquer myopia when the media and health paranoiacs screach like little girls everytime someone wanders out into the sun?

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at July 01, 2011 10:25 PM (a2Jmu)

Because there's not a relation between myopia and staying inside. There is a relation between stupid studies and free publicity.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 05:31 PM (CN+Qv)

126 It gets worse
Posted by: Rent-a-Shat at July 01, 2011 10:11 PM

Things got better.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at July 01, 2011 05:31 PM (RCaEN)

127

It's because all of the fun has been taken out of it.

That's probably true. I remember my buddy pretending to jerk off with a Roman Candle the night before we shipped to boot camp. I wish we'd had instant video in 1981.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 01, 2011 05:31 PM (Jyt+i)

128 Every young male I know in Iowa has made yearly (monthly) runs to the Missouri border to buy illegal firewords.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at July 01, 2011 05:31 PM (a2Jmu)

129 You'll never get rid of us Custer! MUHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Your friendly Navajo nation. at July 01, 2011 10:29 PM (gO39k)

Custer never fought the Navajo, code talker boy

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 05:32 PM (CN+Qv)

130 Hold my beer and watch this shit !!

Posted by: Drunk Alabaman's last words at July 01, 2011 10:30 PM (so1xa)


"Hey sis, I think my dick goes here."

Posted by: Drunk Arkansan FIRST words. at July 01, 2011 05:32 PM (gO39k)

131 Happy 4th, you fucktard ghoul. I hope you run out of propane and your douchey friends gossip about it over ironic Martinis. Fuck! Silly. Why would you need propane for celery sticks and ranch dressing?

Posted by: We like the dick! at July 01, 2011 05:33 PM (FcR7P)

132

"For some reason women in Victorian era photos never seem to look as good as contemproary women."

The ones that we think look hot now, looked hot back then.

The ones that we think do not look hot now, really looked hot back then ... because the men of the time could see their money ...

 

Posted by: Arbalest at July 01, 2011 05:33 PM (EQRUY)

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:34 PM (c0A3e)

134 122 Remember- you can always improvise your own fireworks with ammonium nitrate fertilizer and diesel fuel.

Or by tossing dry chlorine tablets into a pan of gasoline.

Or if all else fails straighten out a coat hanger, hook a steel wool pad onto one end, light it (may take some effort, but it'll light) and then swing it in a big circle.

Note: Standard Disclaimer applies. Posted by: Nighthawk at July 01, 2011 10:29 PM


Acetylene and Oxygen in a garbage bag and a very long rag fuse make a nice big boom too

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 05:34 PM (so1xa)

135 When I lived in SC, my neighbor used to make his own fireworks.  One 4th we were all drinking on his deck when there came the sound of explosions from in the house and smoke started billowing out of the windows.  Kenny came rushing out slurring, It's all right, everythin's under control.  After a few seconds his wife says KENNY, YOU'RE.ON.FIRE.

Posted by: toby928 at July 01, 2011 05:34 PM (GTbGH)

136

Custer never fought the Navajo, code talker boy

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 10:32 PM (CN+Qv)


Yeah I know that boy! We did. But it still was an ass kicking the Navajo might rejoice in 130 plus years later, who knows.

Posted by: The Sioux, Oldcat, better? at July 01, 2011 05:35 PM (gO39k)

137 I remember my buddy pretending to jerk off with a Roman Candle the night before we shipped to boot camp.
That was a fun night, wasn't it, USS Diversity?

Posted by: lefty johnson at July 01, 2011 05:35 PM (vtqbC)

138 McCotter just declared his Presidential campaign. (OK, he didn't "just" declare, on further inspection the e-mail went out a 3:00 PM this afternoon.) g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 01, 2011 05:35 PM (JMmQ9)

139

For some reason women in Victorian era photos never seem to look as good as contemproary women."

The fact you had to sit absolutely still for minutes to get an exposure might have a lot to do with it.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 05:35 PM (CN+Qv)

140 That's probably true. I remember my buddy pretending to jerk off with a Roman Candle the night before we shipped to boot camp. I wish we'd had instant video in 1981. Posted by: USS Diversity at July 01, 2011 10:31 PM (Jyt+i) Heh- Roman candles are great. When I was a captain in my local fire department years ago I came down to the firehouse one summer evening to find two of my idiots standing out on the side lawn. Each had a Roman candle and a steel garbage can lid- hilarity was ensuing...

Posted by: Nighthawk at July 01, 2011 05:36 PM (0BtzK)

141 The fact you had to sit absolutely still for minutes to get an exposure might have a lot to do with it.

And wear 600 pounds of clothing.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at July 01, 2011 05:36 PM (gO39k)

142 brb, lighting illegal sparklers!

Posted by: barry potus at July 01, 2011 05:37 PM (FcR7P)

143 OO! OO! McCotter!

Posted by: Arnold Horshack at July 01, 2011 05:37 PM (Jyt+i)

144 70 Well, I look at it a different way. You think you've got a tough job? How'd you like to be the horse, uh, helper?

Next week on a new Dirty Jobs...

I hate to break it to you, but they already did that one. 

And Tea Leoni is one of that select group of ladies who looks a lot better now than when she was younger. 

Posted by: pep at July 01, 2011 05:37 PM (6TB1Z)

145

Yeah I know that boy! We did. But it still was an ass kicking the Navajo might rejoice in 130 plus years later, who knows.

Posted by: The Sioux, Oldcat, better? at July 01, 2011 10:35 PM (gO39k)

Little Turtle and the Miamis did a way better job against a force 5 times larger.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 05:37 PM (CN+Qv)

146 Happy 4th, you fucktard ghoul.  I hope you run out of propane and your douchey friends gossip about it over ironic Martinis.   Fuck! I'd watch Brian's Twitter acct for this propane fail (all Sally's like this have one you know), but I have ID4 things to do. Christ, that article really pisses me off. But I've been in NY, this shouldn't surprise me.

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 05:38 PM (Kk0wN)

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:39 PM (c0A3e)

148

The fact you had to sit absolutely still for minutes to get an exposure might have a lot to do with it.

Daguerrotypes and contemprary methods, yes.  Wet plates and later methods weren't as demanding. Mathew Brady made lots of pictures 1861-1865 ...

Posted by: Arbalest at July 01, 2011 05:40 PM (EQRUY)

149 It's because all of the fun has been taken out of it. No longer can you blow up frogs, toads, turtles and your neighbors mailbox without the cops being called. And, they took away all of the cherry bombs and m-80's.

Gotta warn ya right now. I'd be oneo f those fuddy-duddy party-poopers that would do my best to shove a cherry-bomb up your ass as part of a lesson in why you don't shove cherry-bombs up the ass of living creatures.

Hypocrisy? No. It's education.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 05:41 PM (piMMO)

150

That was a fun night, wasn't it, USS Diversity?

Yeah except you nailed the girl I liked. Thanks pal.

Posted by: Arnold Horshack at July 01, 2011 05:41 PM (Jyt+i)

151 #148: I flipped over Leoni when she was on a mediocre Fox sitcom called Flying Blind. It was about her falling in love with a boring nice guy, so how else could I respond?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 05:43 PM (dbYHP)

152 Mathew Brady made lots of pictures 1861-1865 ...

Posted by: Arbalest at July 01, 2011 10:40 PM (EQRUY)

Sure, but even those were pretty slow - I think it was common to have a neck brace to help out in those studios.

And most of those Brady pictures were made by his stringers. He did some VIP studio things in those years, but almost all the field work was by others, purchased and reprinted with Brady's name.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 05:43 PM (CN+Qv)

153 No way Kratos, she gave my card back a long time ago, something about musicals.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 01, 2011 05:43 PM (Jyt+i)

154 Best bottle rocket youtube



Dude, pull your sack up!

Posted by: toby928 at July 01, 2011 05:43 PM (GTbGH)

155 Oldcat, I never liked any of them.

Posted by: Zombie General Edward Braddock. at July 01, 2011 05:43 PM (gO39k)

156 So what is holhoi tattea you ask? Oh, it’s just apple-flavored horse semen which supposedly tastes a little bit “like custard.”

Yikes. The end is surely nigh upon us.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at July 01, 2011 05:44 PM (vbh31)

157

For some reason women in Victorian era photos never seem to look as good as contemproary women."

There's a reason why many women hold onto their makeup and hair dye with religious fervor.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at July 01, 2011 05:44 PM (a2Jmu)

158 For many years I would shoot off roman candles, always in the safe and approved manner (I'm being serious this time, really). All around during those years, others were holding the damn things in their hands and aiming them at everything in sight including me.
 
So, I finally build up the nerve or stupidity to hold one. I was holding it loosely though as I knew about confined vs unconfined explosive force (recall that explanation by the NASA guy in Armageddon). Sure as shit, the sumbitch blew up in my hand. I rushed inside where there was some light so I could see how many fingers I just blew off. Fortunately it just singed my palm.
 
Don't hold the damn things; remember they are made by the Chinese and they don't like us very much.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 05:44 PM (ENKCw)

159 I know I am on a plane, but is this is your 4th of July holiday where you light small bombs ?

Posted by: Achmed the Dead Terrorist at July 01, 2011 05:45 PM (so1xa)

160 Oldcat, I never liked any of them.

Posted by: Zombie General Edward Braddock. at July 01, 2011 10:43 PM (gO39k)

You got whupped by the French, you loser. Get back in the ground!

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 05:45 PM (CN+Qv)

161 Yikes. The end is surely nigh upon us.

Indeed it is. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:45 PM (c0A3e)

162 I'm pretty sure Mathew Brady's slow-ass photography is the reason Adrianne Curry left him recently.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 05:46 PM (dbYHP)

163 Nobody dishonors the Victorian ladies and escapes with his hide, scoundrel! Pistols at dawn--just after my leech treatment for this pesky syphilis.

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 05:47 PM (FQlFL)

164 Happy Independence Day Weekend All!

It was hotter than three Shep Smiths in a wool lined cast iron casket today.

Definitely nekid weather.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 05:47 PM (gYuf3)

165 I'm pretty sure Mathew Brady's slow-ass photography is the reason Adrianne Curry left him recently.


You guys quit picking on Matthew Brady. He is my inspiration for drinking urine and having a man's fist inserted into my rectum.

Posted by: Zombie Robert Maplethorpe at July 01, 2011 05:48 PM (gO39k)

166 Now we're getting spam from the Dutch!!

The only thing I want the Dutch spamming us with is Rubber Porn

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 05:49 PM (so1xa)

167 Mat kept taking pictures of me and Marsha. We had to pose naked for like 40 minutes.

Posted by: Greg Brady at July 01, 2011 05:49 PM (Jyt+i)

168 Now we're getting spam from the Dutch!!

The only thing I want the Dutch spamming us with is Rubber Porn

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 10:49 PM (so1xa)

And each of us has to pay to read it

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 05:50 PM (CN+Qv)

169 Definitely nekid weather.

Hey there!  At least you'll be wearing a hat, right? 

Oh, and are you going to try to send me some of your delicious BBQ-fare via the Warp.  I've collected a significant sacrifice of Hobos to dedicate to Khorne;  the Warp now mingles freely with reality here and the barrier between the two is as thin as gossamer. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:50 PM (c0A3e)

170

Sure, but even those were pretty slow - I think it was common to have a neck brace to help out in those studios.

Certainly with the older methods.  The newer ones are a tougher call, as indoor vs. outdoor (light level) played a factor.

And most of those Brady pictures were made by his stringers. He did some VIP studio things in those years, but almost all the field work was by others, purchased and reprinted with Brady's name.

True also, but the quantity points to second or sub-second exposures. Not too many photos of moving objects, and the many, posed, outdoor photos point this way.

 

 

Posted by: Arbalest at July 01, 2011 05:50 PM (EQRUY)

171 hi all
about the cable modem: if you can get wireless connection but not wired connection, I'd bet $10 that the problem is with your coax cable.  did you try that?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 05:51 PM (QAJGa)

172 'Sup, guys?

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 05:51 PM (afUO8)

173 osted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 10:44 PM (ENKCw) A few weeks after the Roman candle "duel" I mentioned above another one of my idiots decided to hold a "Roman candle". Only it wasn't a "Roman candle" at all, but rather some kind of Roman candle sized mortar that shot out glowing things that went *BANG*. Scared the shit out of him so bad that his hand froze up around the thing and while everybody was screaming at him to throw it away all he could do was jerk around wildly while it shot out these things that went *BANG*. There were a few near misses, but thankfully he didn't hit anybody.

Posted by: Nighthawk at July 01, 2011 05:51 PM (0BtzK)

174 oh wait, it can't be the coax.  my bad.  I've been drinking can't you tell? lol

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 05:51 PM (QAJGa)

175 Hi Peaches!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 05:52 PM (QAJGa)

176 Peaches!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 05:52 PM (dbYHP)

177 Millions of Peaches...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:54 PM (c0A3e)

178

True also, but the quantity points to second or sub-second exposures. Not too many photos of moving objects, and the many, posed, outdoor photos point this way.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 01, 2011 10:50 PM (EQRUY)

And then to get a second picture, the guy had to disassemble the camera, remove the glass plate, get it into the chemicals, and put the new one in...

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 05:54 PM (CN+Qv)

179 Kratos, I am trying as hard as I can.

My wife is on my case constantly about the baby getting into the daemon-summoning stuff and the sacrificial knife drawer and the nekid virgins are now wanting AFTRA scale and blah blah blah.

Simple shit like sending BBQ through the Warp is getting complicated.

I blame the President and Congress.

You will eventually receive your ribs.  I just may need to fax them old school.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 05:55 PM (gYuf3)

180 Hi, chemjeff, GT!  I hope y'all had a really good day.  Or at least a magnitude better than mine.  Cause mine sucked syphilitic donkey's balls. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 05:55 PM (afUO8)

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 05:55 PM (QAJGa)

182 #172: It wouldn't have been so bad if he didn't make me hold that bullwhip in my butt.

Posted by: Bobby Brady at July 01, 2011 05:55 PM (dbYHP)

183 Who the fuck pays $120 for a gram in the US?

Posted by: Asa at July 01, 2011 05:56 PM (O3NJk)

184 Baking is so "energy profligate" Sorry to beat this dead horse but this article needs to be read by people that aren't living in Moronistan. Dammit, this guy. I just started my truck and am leaving it running solely because I can't punch this tool in the gunt personally.

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 05:56 PM (Kk0wN)

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 05:56 PM (piMMO)

186 oh I'm sorry to hear about your bad day
but don't worry, it's a long weekend and booze still fucks you up even over a holiday weekend
so drink up!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 05:56 PM (QAJGa)

187 172 Mat kept taking pictures of me and Marsha. We had to pose naked for like 40 minutes. Posted by: Greg Brady at July 01, 2011 10:49 PM

He kept me and Marcia for like 4 hours!

Posted by: Jan Brady at July 01, 2011 05:56 PM (so1xa)

188 Dammit, chemjeff, you have made me smile (listening now) . . . I would not have thought that possible.  You da finest kind, buddy.

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 05:57 PM (afUO8)

189 You will eventually receive your ribs.  I just may need to fax them old school.

Awww, thanks!

I blame Magnus the Red.  If only he hadn't screwed up the Emperor's Webway project...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 05:58 PM (c0A3e)

190 Who the fuck pays $120 for a gram in the US?

Those who are too stoopid and drug-addled to go straight for the 8-ball?  if memory serves

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 05:59 PM (afUO8)

191 'Sup, guys?
How you doin'? Want a shooter?

Posted by: Trigger at July 01, 2011 05:59 PM (vtqbC)

192 178 'Sup, guys?
Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 10:51 PM

Hey Peaches, get out to Nordstroms and do your shopping while the sales tax is at 7.25, they'll meet soon to take it out of your hide in other ways

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 05:59 PM (so1xa)

193

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 10:57 PM (afUO

thanks for the compliment but just remember, tomorrow will be a better day, because it can't possibly be as bad as today's.  Unless you get hit by an asteroid or something.  But the odds of that are like really low.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:00 PM (QAJGa)

194 oh guess what, I have some important news

I went on a date!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:02 PM (QAJGa)

195 Is she right? I have no friggin clue if she's right.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 10:56 PM (piMMO)

She's not only right, she should have written the second three movies.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:02 PM (CN+Qv)

196 #199: Go, ChemJeff!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:02 PM (dbYHP)

197 Congratulations, chemjeff!  Hope it was a good one.

Posted by: soulpile is.. an expendable sith padawan at July 01, 2011 06:02 PM (NSM+r)

198 Which Brady was paralyzed in the racing accident and later miraculously healed by snorting Alice's ashes? Or was I hallucinating that whole reunion special?

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 06:03 PM (FQlFL)

199 189 Baking is so "energy profligate"
Sorry to beat this dead horse but this article needs to be read by people that aren't living in Moronistan.

Dammit, this guy. I just started my truck and am leaving it running solely because I can't punch this tool in the gunt personally. Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 10:56 PM

Their boyfriend Obama is burning thousands of pounds of jet fuel going to fundraisers and their shaman Algore uses so much juice when he's home that Oak Ridge puts every reactor on line

And this clown worries my hamburger flipping will melt the North Pole?

Fuckin' hipster tofu fetishists

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 06:03 PM (so1xa)

200 And you're home already?

Posted by: dagny at July 01, 2011 06:03 PM (lI74M)

201 #203: I think that one was James.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:03 PM (dbYHP)

202 Dammit, this guy. I just started my truck and am leaving it running solely because I can't punch this tool in the gunt personally.

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 10:56 PM (Kk0wN)

Its hardly ever worth it to read what an idiot says, because they are idiots.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:03 PM (CN+Qv)

203 Congrats, chemjeff.  Hope it went well.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:04 PM (c0A3e)

204 I apologize for my joke in comment #206. It was quite tasteless.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:04 PM (dbYHP)

205 Dammit, this guy. I just started my truck and am leaving it running solely because I can't punch this tool in the gunt personally.

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 10:56 PM (Kk0wN)


Every day next week, as I exit my truck in the morning, I'm going to turn the a.c. dial to full-blast. Then, 5 minutes before I leave for the day, I'm going to auto-start it from 13 floors up and it let it run until it's nice and cool.

May the writer of that article drive through Florida, in August, in a car with vinyl seats and no a.c..

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 06:04 PM (piMMO)

206 California Morons:

The 2nd Annual Sifty Family Backyard American BBQ Freedom Beer Meat Liberty Honey Badger Sit Your Ass Down and Eat Festival is next Saturday.

Ribs and Tri-Tip off the smoker.
Other stuff to put on the plate with the meat.
Cold Beer and adult beverages*

If this sounds like something you're lonely, desperate, and bored enough to do for a free meal, let me know.







*No horse semen allowed.
This is a family get together.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:04 PM (gYuf3)

207 ...  I hate timezones.  I thought it was still early... and it's actually two hours later.  doh.

Posted by: soulpile is.. an expendable sith padawan at July 01, 2011 06:05 PM (NSM+r)

208 oh guess what, I have some important news

I went on a date!

Do tell.

Okay, Ima help you here:

1)  Did you have a good time?

2)  Did she?

3)  Did  you call her the next day?

4)  Will you see her again?

5) (bonus question)  Do you attribute your sudden datability to  your new status as a homeowner?

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 06:05 PM (afUO8)

209 Damn it CJ, stop talking to those people on the Internet and get back to work on me!

Posted by: Chemjeff's Date at July 01, 2011 06:05 PM (RCaEN)

210 199:

Congrats chemjeff.

Told ya the Sex Panther would work.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:06 PM (gYuf3)

211 Chemjeff,
So? Dude? What up? How'd it go?

Posted by: jcjimi at July 01, 2011 06:06 PM (5eTws)

212 #215: 60% of the time, it works every time!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:07 PM (dbYHP)

213 212 ...  I hate timezones.  I thought it was still early... and it's actually two hours later.  doh.

Damn the Scots! 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:07 PM (c0A3e)

214 Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 11:04 PM (gYuf3)

Dammit.  Now I wish I was a CA moron again.  Too bad instantaneous travel is a pipe dream and not a reality. 

Sounds like a good time, sifty.

Posted by: soulpile is.. an expendable sith padawan at July 01, 2011 06:07 PM (NSM+r)

215 A gentleman never tells.


So how'd it go, chem?



Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:07 PM (gYuf3)

216

May the writer of that article drive through Florida, in August, in a car with vinyl seats and no a.c..

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 11:04 PM

Slimes writers summer in the Hamptons or Mah-thah's Vinn-yidd. That's another reason for them to absolutely love their Barry, especially after Bush stuck it to them by doing his vay-cay in Crawford TX

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 06:08 PM (so1xa)

217 The 2nd Annual Sifty Family Backyard American BBQ Freedom Beer Meat Liberty Honey Badger Sit Your Ass Down and Eat Festival is next Saturday.

Sifty, that sounds awesome.  Where, in general terms of course, are you located?  I am just south of Century City & Beverly Hills. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 06:08 PM (afUO8)

218 chem: not to be indelicate, but....any bouncy bouncy?

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 01, 2011 06:08 PM (Jyt+i)

219 See sifty, we need to get this Warp travel stuff worked out.

/Although we'd have to figure out a way to shield everyone from the daemons and other denizens of the Warp during transit...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:08 PM (c0A3e)

220 219:

I will raise a glass and a steak sammich to you, soulpile.

We miss ya.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:08 PM (gYuf3)

221 60% of the time it works all the time...

Posted by: jcjimi...made with bits of real panther so you know it's good at July 01, 2011 06:09 PM (5eTws)

222

Its hardly ever worth it to read what an idiot says, because they are idiots.

I skimmed it.  As stupid as you would expect.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at July 01, 2011 06:09 PM (a2Jmu)

223 Slimes writers summer in the Hamptons or Mah-thah's Vinn-yidd. That's another reason for them to absolutely love their Barry, especially after Bush stuck it to them by doing his vay-cay in Crawford TX

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 11:08 PM (so1xa)

Nah they summer in Manhattan, because they make 6 dollars an hour. They want you to think they are part of the elite.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:10 PM (CN+Qv)

224 Anyone ever switched from Comcast to Direct TV? Eh, well my Dad just did, so now it's up to me to figure it out and THEN explain it to him. (Finances dictate that I have to move back in, both ways, but it's still HIS house, for now.) The whole record on one TV and play back on another seems pretty AWESOME!!! That being said, I don't get it. It seems like the whole point of the menu structure of Direct TV is about how many LIVE programs you can watch simultaneously!!! Don't care. Honestly, I stopped watching Tee-Vee shows just before they started getting way better than movies. But the TV series that I do like to follow now, I do very much. I can't imagine wanting to watch them LIVE, though! Meh, once football season descends and I can do 8 layers of PIP coverage for him, my Dad will just about shit his pants. I still want to get "my stories" though, and not have to fucking explain stuff, if I air it on the Living Room TV with the option to FF. Dr.Who, Being Human, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, House, Walking Dead, hell even Grey's Anatomy or Falling Skies if you want to check shit out... I'm kinda proud about finally getting my Dad into Mad Men but it ain't always gonna be that good... Sometimes, I just want to watch crap. It's crap that COULD be explained but I don't feel like it... What if I don't care about a bajillion movie and sports channels? Awesome. I also don't care about 300 HSN like channels and or the programming on Univision... Though, if they have a Horse Racing channel, I would be all in. No way to FIND it, so far as I can tell.... Meh, Direct TV gives you EVERYTHING but no workable sieve so far as I can see...

Posted by: Deety Blegs at July 01, 2011 06:10 PM (gvHNT)

225 #222: Yeah, only Cindy Sheehan vacations there!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:10 PM (dbYHP)

226 We are in Burbank near the 5 and the mall that's still safe to visit.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:10 PM (gYuf3)

227 /Although we'd have to figure out a way to shield everyone from the daemons and other denizens of the Warp during transit...

Ok.  Who's been reading Stross lately?  (other than me...)

I much prefer the Ringo method of gates to demon influenced warp travel. 

Posted by: soulpile is.. an expendable sith padawan at July 01, 2011 06:10 PM (NSM+r)

228 Fuckin' hipster tofu fetishists Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 11:03 PM (so1xa) Well,at least I'm not alone on this. Have a kick-ass 4th!

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 06:10 PM (Kk0wN)

229 We are in Burbank near the 5 and the mall that's still safe to visit.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 11:10 PM (gYuf3)

Is that the week they unplug the highway?

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:11 PM (CN+Qv)

230

Mmmmmm... Lisa Loeb. Man that song "Stay" is still a winner...

Secondly, the kids 'round here use apples as pipes all the time but it seems the horses are way ahead of them...

My dad was flying Naval Air Transport to Moffett Field in CA. out of Pawtuxtent NAS Maryland on July 4th 1946.  As he flew west that night he watched fireworks diplays all across the country the first year after WW2 ended.

Posted by: DAve at July 01, 2011 06:11 PM (tG4br)

231 Did you pony up for some drinks, chemjeff?

Posted by: Trigger at July 01, 2011 06:12 PM (vtqbC)

232 Longer than you think, Dad!

Posted by: Kid Who Stayed Awake for The Jaunt at July 01, 2011 06:13 PM (RCaEN)

233 225 - aw, thanks.  Y'all are great.

Posted by: soulpile is.. an expendable sith padawan at July 01, 2011 06:13 PM (NSM+r)

234 Nope. Next week it's just plain shitty traffic. The week after is Trafficgeddonpocalypse 2011 IMAX 3D.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:13 PM (gYuf3)

235

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 10:56 PM (Kk0wN)

The entire time I was reading that I kept hearing Carson's (one of the Queer Eye for the Straight dudes) voice in my head  as if it the guy reading the post to me.

Posted by: Dave C at July 01, 2011 06:13 PM (p89/t)

236 And sifty, remember

/Exterminatus..psst...

btw, did you find it weird that a Librarian (Kyras) would dedicate himself to Khorne?  I thought Khorne hated psykers - the most logical choice would be to Tzeench. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:13 PM (c0A3e)

237 We are in Burbank near the 5 and the mall that's still safe to visit.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 11:10 PM (gYuf3)

Is that the week they unplug the highway?

Oh, good gawd almighty, that's exactly when it is!  Carmageddon weekend. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 06:14 PM (afUO8)

238 I have a Stross on my desk - The Atrocity Archives - waiting to be read. Not my usual fare but the cover blurbs look fun.

Posted by: jcjimi...made with bits of real panther so you know it's good at July 01, 2011 06:14 PM (5eTws)

239 It wasn't even a hot Librarian.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:14 PM (gYuf3)

240

Meh, Direct TV gives you EVERYTHING but no workable sieve so far as I can see...

Look I hate everything but DTV has always been great on customer service, football, and I've never had a problem. Except storms.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 01, 2011 06:14 PM (Jyt+i)

241 Fuckin' hipster tofu fetishists
Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 11:03 PM (so1xa)

Well,at least I'm not alone on this. Have a kick-ass 4th!

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 11:10 PM (Kk0wN)

I prefer "fucking patchouli wearing acorn eaters"

But yours is good as well 

Posted by: Jackhole at July 01, 2011 06:15 PM (DU15A)

242 Umm...
It was a lunch date.  So that is why I am "home already".  Actually I'm at Applebee's.  (Duh!)
No "bouncy bouncy".
No I don't think it was about the house, at least not yet.  I need furniture for my pad!  I have three totally empty rooms and that's just on the ground floor.  I'm getting stuff it is just taking time.
The date was okay.  But honestly she seemed like she was bored.  I tried very hard not to just talk about myself the whole time.  And I didn't.  I asked her questions about all sorts of things.  But she kept looking away.  I think it could have gone better, I don't know.  I am unsure about how it went.  I think it's worth at least a second date if she'll go on one.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:15 PM (QAJGa)

243 No way to FIND it, so far as I can tell.... Meh, Direct TV gives you EVERYTHING but no workable sieve so far as I can see...

Posted by: Deety Blegs at July 01, 2011 11:10 PM (gvHNT)

Don't they come with a DVR? That usually has a find by title, that you can use to see where the good stations are.  I only vaguely know the numbers for the stations I watch on FIOS

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:15 PM (CN+Qv)

244

Well to be fair I had similar feelings about open and clopen sets but I didn't really start ranting and swearing until Hausdorff spaces and homeomorphisms appeared.

*squirt*

Posted by: Anthony Weiner. I'm smart, I deserve respect. at July 01, 2011 06:16 PM (C0Z3w)

245 In San Francisco you can accidentally pick up a prostitute just by circling the block once with your passenger side door unlocked. Fortunately my door was locked.

Posted by: schizoid at July 01, 2011 06:16 PM (Do2jC)

246 We are in Burbank near the 5 and the mall that's still safe to visit.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 11:10 PM (gYuf3)

Is that the week they unplug the highway?

Oh, good gawd almighty, that's exactly when it is!  Carmageddon weekend. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 11:14 PM (afUO

No that's the weekend of the 16-17. I know because I re-booked my flight out of LAX to leave from Santa Barbara

Posted by: Jackhole at July 01, 2011 06:18 PM (DU15A)

247 244 It wasn't even a hot Librarian.

Heh.  The facial model for the first Librarian I saw in a DoW game, Isador Akios, looked like Jason Statham if he put on a bit of weight.

The closest you could get to a "hot Librarian" is maybe one of the female Inquisitors - maybe even one of the Sisters of Battle.  But those chicks seem like they'd be 20 pounds of crazy in a 10-pound bag. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:18 PM (c0A3e)

248 I have a Stross on my desk - The Atrocity Archives - waiting to be read. Not my usual fare but the cover blurbs look fun.

I liked it.  Reading The Jennifer Morgue right now.  Not too bad.  Kind of wacky in a lovecraftian way.  But more understandable.  (I've found Lovecraft to be a bit boring in the past.)

It's kind of scifi, kind of horror, techno-geeky, and, in the sequel, a bit kinky.  Which isn't surprising, given Saturn's Children (daughters?).

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 06:19 PM (NSM+r)

249 Dating tip #527:

A woman with kids in sole custody of their father may not be the lady you seek.

"Your last boyfriend died of an overdose? That's weird...*gulp* sure, I'd like to get together this weekend."

But damn, she had a profile straight outta an Italian master's fevered imagination.

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 06:19 PM (FQlFL)

250 #247: Hard to tell. Lots of times, I've thought the first date went well, but the girl apparently disagreed. I'm sure the reverse happens from time to time, too. Try calling her sometime this weekend and see if she's up for another date. Unless you're not interested, in which case you shouldn't bother.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:19 PM (dbYHP)

251 Have you had a power surge lately?

Yep that started all the fun.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 06:19 PM (bgcml)

252 We have a hard enough time getting folks into the well without scheduling it during Moonbeam's Folly.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:19 PM (gYuf3)

253 The cable modem (not really, routers behind) could also be snooping your headers and saying, hey, this guy has just passed out ten different addresses, violating his residential terms (maybe five machines is your limit).

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 10:30 PM (FcR7P)

Hmm, I've got 4 pcs and a phone, but I would have hoped the comcast guy would have mentioned that as a possibility when I talked with him...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 06:20 PM (bgcml)

254 Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 11:04 PM (piMMO) Thanks Clueless.  Truly appreciated.  I've decided to finally install auto-start so I can cool down my truck for 10 minutes prior to driving 10 miles to take a phone call or thoroughly pick my nose in private.  Happy End Dependence Day!  Early golf tomorrow.  Must.find.bed.  

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at July 01, 2011 06:21 PM (Kk0wN)

255 256 Have you had a power surge lately?

Yep that started all the fun.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 11:19 PM (bgcml)


yeah then your wired sockets are prob. burnt out.

You are getting wireless signal, so that is good.

You can get wireless USB adapters for your other machines if you so desire while you are trying to figure out this problem.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:22 PM (QAJGa)

256

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 11:19 PM (FQlFL)

She doesn't have kids.  Don't worry, that is one of the first things I checked.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:23 PM (QAJGa)

257 Genetic Tunder yeah I'm going to call her tomorrow and try to set something up for midweek next week.  Any thoughts about what I should do?  I did just a simple lunch date this time because it is non-threatening.  But I think for date #2 it should be more substantial.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:24 PM (QAJGa)

258 Chemjeff,

If she's someone who gets bored easily, take her for a ride in your car.


Stop at a liquor store.
Rob the store.
Let her join you on your tri-state crime wave.

Chicks dig being famous.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:25 PM (gYuf3)

259 What's with the multiple movies about sex friends?  First Kutcher and ???, now it's Timberlake and Kunis.

Is there something Hollywood is trying to tell the populace?

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 06:25 PM (NSM+r)

260 Do you get an IP address from the DHCP in the router? It's possible that the autonegotiation of network speed/duplex on the router is failing. That can be tricky to spot because everything looks like it should be working but it doesn't.

Posted by: Heorot at July 01, 2011 10:30 PM (Kdo3L)

None of the PCs can connect to the router. Well, accept the laptop via wireless. How would I fix a network speed/duplex issue?

Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 06:26 PM (bgcml)

261 264:

There must be someone Hollywood hasn't convinced to cheat, steal, lie, screw and betray.

It bugs them at night that they haven't reached everyone.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:26 PM (gYuf3)

262 Is this a LinkSys/NetGear type of router with an admin page?

Yes, Linksys

Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 06:27 PM (bgcml)

263 Stop at a liquor store.
Rob the store.
Let her join you on your tri-state crime wave.

*scribbles madly*

So THAT's the key. I knew I'd find some good advice at this Smart Military Blog.

Posted by: jcjimi at July 01, 2011 06:27 PM (5eTws)

264 Is there something Hollywood is trying to tell the populace?

They're devoid of new ideas and have to fall back to the age-old formula of "sex sells"?

/Sadly, at least one of these movies will probably make a ton of money and thereby encourage more degeneration in movie making.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:27 PM (c0A3e)

265

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 11:25 PM (gYuf3)

umm if I'm going to break the law I think I'd prefer that it be done in the realm of recreational drugs instead of in the realm of armed robbery

but that's just me

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:28 PM (QAJGa)

266 Is there something Hollywood is trying to tell the populace?

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 11:25 PM (NSM+r)

Yeah, that they can't write scripts for crap anymore.

We know.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:28 PM (CN+Qv)

267 It's hard dating women with kids. Nothing against the Moronettes who've successfully reproduced; I know you're all cool just because you hang out here. But I recommend avoiding dating site profiles with statements like, "My kids come first, and y'all best just accept that, or look somewhere else!" Such women will never accept you as an equal partner.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:28 PM (dbYHP)

268 I'm proud that my state is the coolest in the Northeast when it comes to fireworks. Fun fact: If you drive across the Mason-Dixon Line, you'll probably see a fireworks store immediately on the Pennsylvania side and a liquor store immediately on the Maryland side. Three guesses why that is.

Posted by: Jeff in PA at July 01, 2011 06:28 PM (45WVs)

269   We already know that Hollywood is pushing low morality... do they think over-saturation is going to make the last few accept it and perform to their standards?

The con of hotels: inability to skip mindless commercials about mindless films. 

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 06:29 PM (NSM+r)

270 Did she mention any hobbies or interests, ChemJeff? I'd try to keep that in mind.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:30 PM (dbYHP)

271

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 11:28 PM (dbYHP)

yeah that was my strategy as well.  Plus there's all the drama associated with the baby daddy.

And, let's be honest, they're harder to seduce if you have to think about getting a sitter first

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:31 PM (QAJGa)

272 It ain't armed robbery if the gun ain't loaded!

Besides, you can always get stoned before you rob the joint.

Posted by: H.I. McDonough, call me Hi. at July 01, 2011 06:31 PM (gYuf3)

273
>>But I think for date #2 it should be more substantial.


Whydon'cha  KISS her?!?



jus sayin'..

Posted by: sickinmass at July 01, 2011 06:32 PM (1rflU)

274

She doesn't have kids.  Don't worry, that is one of the first things I checked.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 11:23 PM (QAJGa)

Like, really checked?  Or did you just ask her?  I'm here to help, bro.

Posted by: Excitable Andi, amateur gynocologist at July 01, 2011 06:32 PM (afUO8)

275
The con of hotels: inability to skip mindless commercials about mindless films.

Well, the one film channel has commercials that aren't so mindless,

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:32 PM (c0A3e)

276 Nothing wrong with teh single mommies, so long as the progeny aren't recent products of reconciliation attempts with a pool of candidates. Yikes, Maury!

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 06:32 PM (FQlFL)

277 My kids come first, and y'all best just accept that, or look somewhere else!" Such women will never accept you as an equal partner.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 11:28 PM (dbYHP)

Well, she shouldn't.  

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:33 PM (CN+Qv)

278 Hmm, I've got 4 pcs and a phone, but I would have hoped the comcast guy would have mentioned that as a possibility when I talked with him... Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 11:20 PM (bgcml) They wouldn't necessarily be up on that, and it's such a lame stunt to pull any more. (it has happened, though, to a friend of mine) I'd go into the router's admin page and look at the ethernet settings or status. I think it's something like http://192.168.1.1. Default user:pass is admin blank)

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 06:34 PM (FcR7P)

279

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 11:30 PM (dbYHP)

she probably did, but I was too busy staring at her boobies

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:34 PM (QAJGa)

280

Peaches, why such a bad day?

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 06:34 PM (Fb9Q0)

281 Well, the one film channel has commercials that aren't so mindless

hm.  Disney?  No.  AMC?  No.  Why, whatever do you mean? 

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 06:34 PM (NSM+r)

282 267 Is this a LinkSys/NetGear type of router with an admin page?

Yes, Linksys

Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 11:27 PM (bgcml)

If its a linksys then I might have a guess at the problem.  It might be your "internet connection type" in its internal setting.  192.168.1.1 is its address and you might want to go checking through all its internal settings.  You might need to call your ISP's customer service to know the proper settings.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 06:35 PM (oVQFe)

283

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 11:34 PM (QAJGa)

*slap*.  Focus, young grasshopper!

/Listen and then look. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:35 PM (c0A3e)

284 Try giving her some Jesus Juice.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:36 PM (gYuf3)

285 They wouldn't necessarily be up on that, and it's such a lame stunt to pull any more. (it has happened, though, to a friend of mine)

I'd go into the router's admin page and look at the ethernet settings or status. I think it's something like http://192.168.1.1. Default user:pass is adminblank)

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 11:34 PM (FcR7P)

If you suspect its a router, you can always buy one and see if it fixes the issue. They aren't expensive, or try and get a service call.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:36 PM (CN+Qv)

286 kdabear - the great L.A. moron meet up.  Have we finalized the locale?

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 06:36 PM (Fb9Q0)

287 New York.  The ultimate Nanny State.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 01, 2011 06:36 PM (0fzsA)

288 Nope. Next week it's just plain shitty traffic. The week after is Trafficgeddonpocalypse 2011 IMAX 3D.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 11:13 PM (gYuf3)

Oh, what a coincidence!  I'll be in town for another fundraiser on Friday of that week.  Don't worry though, I won't be coming through till about 4:30 p.m.

Posted by: Barry Obama at July 01, 2011 06:36 PM (qxsyW)

289 Dating chicks with kids does have benefits if the kids are hotties.

Posted by: Woody Allen at July 01, 2011 06:37 PM (Dq8iG)

290 All this modem and router talk. I'm still trying to figure out when I was visiting friends in the chicago area I was able to connect my laptop to my wireless 900 miles away. That blew my fucking mind.

Posted by: Berserker at July 01, 2011 06:37 PM (FMbng)

291 hey Kratos, don't be calling me "young grasshopper", you are younger than me

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:38 PM (QAJGa)

292 That blew my fucking mind.

Posted by: Berserker at July 01, 2011 11:37 PM (FMbng)

They hunt for alternate nets to use if they can't find the default

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:39 PM (CN+Qv)

293 295 All this modem and router talk. I'm still trying to figure out when I was visiting friends in the chicago area I was able to connect my laptop to my wireless 900 miles away. That blew my fucking mind.

Posted by: Berserker at July 01, 2011 11:37 PM (FMbng)

You weren't.  Unless your router has an antenna the size of the Space Needle.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:39 PM (QAJGa)

294

They hunt for alternate nets to use if they can't find the default

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 11:39 PM (CN+Qv)

< They, being the Cuna Indians during whale season?

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 06:39 PM (Fb9Q0)

295

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 11:38 PM (QAJGa)

Only in this body  .  My spirit has been on this Earth for thousands of years, mostly knowing only war. Which is why my prowess with the blue blade is awesome.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:40 PM (c0A3e)

296 Fluffy & SiM, take a page from Whitey, and get thee outta that den of inequity. Post-haste, before the next inevitable, "we've blown our snow removal budget," whine that comes each season from the municipal hacks. Youse won't regets it.

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 06:40 PM (FQlFL)

297

Peaches, why such a bad day?

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 11:34 PM (Fb9Q0)

Just part of the last 3 weeks of hair-on-fire, full-bore, 10 hour days, crisis mode.  On top of the fact that I gave 30 days notice today and, as of now, have no place to actually move to.

So, here's a question for teh morons.  Keep bashing my head bloody against these walls that are closing in fast or pull the plug and bust a move for Montana and live on what I've got stashed until it's gone? 

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 06:40 PM (afUO8)

298 Whydon'cha  KISS her?!?

Play it by ear, Jeff. If she wants you to kiss her, you'll know. If not, but you guys are still having a great time together, then you'll still have that kiss to look forward to on a future date.

If there's anything that pisses off the women I know, myself included, it's the bullshit around the "rules" for when it's appropriate to kiss, etc... It's appropriate when the two of you decide it is.

Just relax.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 06:40 PM (piMMO)

299 295 All this modem and router talk. I'm still trying to figure out when I was visiting friends in the chicago area I was able to connect my laptop to my wireless 900 miles away. That blew my fucking mind.

Posted by: Berserker at July 01, 2011 11:37 PM (FMbng)

Because you and someone else don't know how to change your routers default name.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 06:40 PM (oVQFe)

300 btw journolist, please refresh my memory, are you in Southern or Northern Cali?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:41 PM (c0A3e)

301

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 11:40 PM (afUO

You gave 30 days' notice without having a new place to move to?  Sounds like you really want to leave.  Why Montana?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:41 PM (QAJGa)

302 I'd like to go to Seaworld and take my pants off.
I also enjoy well toasted mayonnaise

Posted by: That guy that brings nothing to the conversation but doesn't say anything bannable...yet at July 01, 2011 06:42 PM (5eTws)

303 Peaches,
I poke my head into the ONT just for you sweetie.  Go with your gut instinct.  If you feel the need pack it in and hit the road.

Posted by: mpfs at July 01, 2011 06:42 PM (3TjSM)

304 Why Montana? dental floss

Posted by: Frank Zappa at July 01, 2011 06:43 PM (JMmQ9)

305 Peaches you should pursue your passion, whatever that is.  You won't ever go wrong doing that.  You may be broke but you won't be unhappy.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:43 PM (QAJGa)

306 All this modem and router talk. I'm still trying to figure out when I was visiting friends in the chicago area I was able to connect my laptop to my wireless 900 miles away. That blew my fucking mind.

Might you be paying for a wireless provider and have forgotten about it?

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 06:43 PM (piMMO)

307 Keep bashing my head bloody against these walls that are closing in fast or pull the plug and bust a move for Montana and live on what I've got stashed until it's gone?

The latter.  It's time to leave the financial Titanic before it sinks or it's repossessed by the Chi-Coms. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:43 PM (c0A3e)

308 hey Kratos, don't be calling me "young grasshopper", you are younger than me

Kratos is a very old spirit, perhaps even from time immemorial.  You, chemjeff, you are a very fresh, young spirit.  I mean that in the nicest possible way (both statements).

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 06:43 PM (afUO8)

309 Peaches, get out while you can. California will institute a tax on leaving soon. They won't call it that, but they'll figure out a way to try to make it too expensive to leave.

My guess is a large surcharge on rental moving trucks or disconnecting utilities or both.

By the time it's declared unConstitutional they will have made bank.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:44 PM (gYuf3)

310

She's not only right, she should have written the second three movies.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 11:02 PM (CN+Qv)


She sure seemed confident in her analysis.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 06:45 PM (piMMO)

311

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 11:40 PM (piMMO)

yeah this date was very light on the physical contact.  It's not like I was expecting a full-on frenchie but I am still a little concerned.  I just hope I get date #2.  I think I would like to pursue the relationship.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:45 PM (QAJGa)

312 44 Because of the drought here in Texas, there is a ban on the sale of all fireworks in this area and most of the fireworks shows have been canceled.

Sucks but I guess it's better than burning the place down.

So are they legal in Austin?  Because, well, you know.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 01, 2011 06:45 PM (73tyQ)

313 see y'all in a bit. gotta put some groceries in my neck.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 06:46 PM (gYuf3)

314 Peaches, do what you love, whatever it is.  If doing what you love requires going to Montana, then go.  If doing what you love means staying in Cali, then stay.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:46 PM (QAJGa)

315 By the time it's declared unConstitutional they will have made bank.

Nothing's Unconstitutional anymore.  The government does what it wants.  Lie back and think of England, dears.

Posted by: TSA, groping and peeping at July 01, 2011 06:46 PM (NSM+r)

316

Big city turn me loose and set me free, somewhere in the middle of Montana. Give me all I've coming to me. Keep your retirement and your so called social security. Big city turn me loose and set me free.

- Merle Haggard

Posted by: Jackhole at July 01, 2011 06:46 PM (DU15A)

317 Posted by: mpfs at July 01, 2011 11:42 PM (3TjSM)

Big, big hug, mpfs.  Thank you.  Lately I am genuinely humbled by the kindness of the folks here.  I don't like to whine.  I'm a happy person.  I never cry.  I've been perilously close lately and I just don't know what to do with that shit.

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 06:46 PM (afUO8)

318

She sure seemed confident in her analysis.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 11:45 PM (piMMO)

Giirls that age are 1000 percent confident or hiding behind mom.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 06:46 PM (CN+Qv)

319

Just part of the last 3 weeks of hair-on-fire, full-bore, 10 hour days, crisis mode.  On top of the fact that I gave 30 days notice today and, as of now, have no place to actually move to.

So, here's a question for teh morons.  Keep bashing my head bloody against these walls that are closing in fast or pull the plug and bust a move for Montana and live on what I've got stashed until it's gone? 

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 11:40 PM (afUO

< Peaches, you gave 30 days notice?  That means you have integrity and care about a seamless transition.  But you must also be quite stressed with the current situation to have given notice without something in place. I have done the same thing, except mine was shall we say after a bit of the drink (bottle of smooth vodka, and a scorched earth e-mail tendering a resignation). That's not a route I recommend but I've always created my own path and that sounds like what you are doing and good for you.

In all seriousness, this is a time to make a move as the economy begins to crater.  Convention is now reinvention under present circumstances and I say go for it in Montana.  

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 06:48 PM (Fb9Q0)

320
>>take a page from Whitey, and get thee outta that den of inequity. Post-haste, before the next inevitable, "we've blown our snow removal budget," whine that comes each season from the municipal hacks...


Anxiously awaiting teh trial to see which Pols/hacks fall flat on their face. It will be delicious!

Posted by: sickinmass at July 01, 2011 06:48 PM (1rflU)

321 #282: I disagree. She won't always be right, you know. And there's no worse feeling in the world than being a second-class citizen in your own home.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:48 PM (dbYHP)

322 In sad news that will make many a moron weep and gnash their teeth in fury,
 
Heavily armed Greek forces with their firearms drawn forced a Gaza-bound ship to turn around and return to Greece, where the vessel is now being held in a military base, activists on board the Audacity of Hope said Friday evening.
 
I may have falsely assumed the reaction of the morons present here.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 06:48 PM (ENKCw)

323 Peaches, I honestly suck at advice.  I'd say do what puts you in the best position, whatever you decide that is.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 06:49 PM (NSM+r)

324

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 11:43 PM (afUO

Awww, thanks for that sentiment.  I wish I was an old spirit, that way I'd have a lot more wisdom and experience than I do now.

Anyway, I'm sorry I can't help you more with your own dilemma.  I wish you the best in whatever you decide to do.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:50 PM (c0A3e)

325 wait... the name of the boat is Audacity Of Hope?
god.. I am so embarrassed

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:50 PM (QAJGa)

326 But Peaches ---- don't move until after the great L.A. Moron meetup.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 06:50 PM (Fb9Q0)

327 So, here's a question for teh morons.  Keep bashing my head bloody against these walls that are closing in fast or pull the plug and bust a move for Montana and live on what I've got stashed until it's gone?

Is this simply a reaction to the recent workload or have you been thinking about it for a while? If the former, be careful that you don't run screaming with your hair on fire into an even worse situation. If the latter, then you have time to plan your escape. Planning it will be half the fun and will allow you to feel much more confident in your decision to leave as well as in the many more decisions that will be required to make it all happen.

Does your work/skills travel well? I there a big demand elsewhere?

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 06:51 PM (piMMO)

328 we should all move to Montana Peaches could be our advanced scout

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 01, 2011 06:51 PM (JMmQ9)

329 ChemJeff, if you can't remember what she likes, then a nice Italian restaurant might be a good bet. Pretty much everyone likes Italian food, and drinking fairly heavily is okay in such establishments.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 06:51 PM (dbYHP)

330 Is this a LinkSys/NetGear type of router with an admin page? Yes, Linksys Posted by: 18-1 at July 01, 2011 11:27 PM (bgcml) *Rant Warning* To sum up a whole pile of vitriol: Linksys/Cisco wireless routers are crap. I have had at least five of them go Tango Uniform on me for no apparent reason. Their life expectancy (in my experience) is less than six months. The last one I had lasted two days- no kidding. Two. Friggin. Days. The problems are manifold- primarily stemming from shitty hardware being driven by shitty firmware- I've had too much Valu-Rite to elaborate further and still be coherent. Anyway, after the two-day fiasco I gave up on them and got a Belkin router. That was two years ago and it has been running flawlessly ever since.

Posted by: Nighthawk at July 01, 2011 06:52 PM (0BtzK)

331 Lately I am genuinely humbled by the kindness of the folks here.

I am too, actually.  This place is a pretty amazing place.  Most politics places are fully of angry shouty people who think that anyone who disagrees with them, no matter how slightly, are secretly in the employ of the enemy and are therefore worse than Hitler.  Somehow we all are able to disagree amicably and still maintain this amazing place.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:52 PM (QAJGa)

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 06:53 PM (so1xa)

333 334 ChemJeff, if you can't remember what she likes, then a nice Italian restaurant might be a good bet. Pretty much everyone likes Italian food, and drinking fairly heavily is okay in such establishments.

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 06:53 PM (c0A3e)

334 Scenes from an Italian Restaurant. Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 11:53 PM oh crap.....here we go wavin' Brender and Eddy goodbye, again

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 01, 2011 06:54 PM (JMmQ9)

335 None of the PCs can connect to the router. Well, accept the laptop via wireless. How would I fix a network speed/duplex issue?

Do they get IP addresses? Do you the link lights come on? Usually there's a light on the router that indicates there's a live connection to a computer (when the computer is turned on). There may or may not be lights on the adapter in the laptop or desktop for link and activity. If those aren't coming on I'd say the wired networking side of the router is fried.

If there's a link but you're not getting an IP address DHCP might be disabled or broken in the router.

Network speed/duplex is usually set through the Advanced tab in the settings for the network adapter in the device manager. Had somebody with this problem when in a hotel a couple of weeks ago where the IP address, gateway, and dns server settings were all set correctly by DHCP but no traffic was getting through and he had to change the settings from auto to 10/half duplex for it to work.

Posted by: Heorot at July 01, 2011 06:55 PM (Kdo3L)

336 Italian, that is a good idea.  There is a good Italian place here in town.  (No it's not Olive Garden!)

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:55 PM (QAJGa)

337 Oh, and by the way - yes, the TSA backscatter scanners are horribly violating and it did not take 8 seconds.  It took longer.

Also, they checked my ponytail by hand.  As if my little meager amount of hair is somehow a dangerous weapon.

Not sure what's worse - travel by plane or the bullshit we have to endure to get to the gate.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 06:56 PM (NSM+r)

338 Maybe we can go to Applebee's..................

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 06:56 PM (QAJGa)

339 Chemjeff - how about making pizzas at home with a bottle of Chianti, candles on the table and some Frank Sinatra blaring in the background and then for the coup de grace, desert wine and then for the grand finale, spumoni ice cream.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 06:57 PM (Fb9Q0)

340 Peaches could be our advanced scout

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 01, 2011 11:51 PM (JMmQ9)

I will carry the black flag and their lands will tremble at my approach.  Haha, that sounds like such fun!  I wonder if the kittehs would be okay with it . . .

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 06:57 PM (afUO8)

341 291 kdabear - the great L.A. moron meet up.  Have we finalized the locale? Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 11:36 PM

I've been in FL for almost a year now, so it'll happen without me

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 06:58 PM (so1xa)

342 yeah this date was very light on the physical contact.  It's not like I was expecting a full-on frenchie but I am still a little concerned.  I just hope I get date #2.  I think I would like to pursue the relationship.

If she likes you, she will touch you. She will reach out and lightly slap your knee when she laughs "Oh! You are so silly/funny/such a dork!"

When she gets excited about a conversation, she might reach over and grab your arm or hand "No! I'm serious! I wanted to die!"

If she likes you she will not make a mad dash from your car at the end of the date.

If you ask her out again and she says "Yes" then she likes you.

Stop worrying about where it's going and enjoy each date for what it is: A chance to get to know someone well enough to decide whether you'd like to see them again. If the two of you have fun, then just go with it.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 06:59 PM (piMMO)

343 Good, chemjeff.  I was starting to worry that the only restaurant around you was Applebees,

Nothing wrong with Applebees per se, but it's not a place I would often frequent if I got out of the basement *ahem* got out more. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:00 PM (c0A3e)

344 We always had "safe and sane" fireworks growing up in California. There are cities throughout the Southland that allow them, and we'd always get them and smuggle them in. The cops didn't bug us, because they were busy with the people who were shooting off real fireworks.

Now, however, we live on a heavily wooded lot, so nothing but sparklers for us now. Moreover, increasingly people hereabouts like to celebrate by shooting firearms into the air, so that's rather ruined the holiday anyway.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 01, 2011 07:00 PM (fjoLg)

345 kbdabear - sorry. Who was it then that agreed to help organize the L.A. moron meetup. Sifty?  Was it you who mentioned something a while back about some locations around Burbank???

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 07:00 PM (Fb9Q0)

346 Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.  Yeah, good one.  smiley face

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 07:00 PM (afUO8)

347 Not sure what's worse - travel by plane or the bullshit we have to endure to get to the gate.
Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 11:56 PM

If enough travelers said they're not going to fly as long as the Constitution is suspended in every airport, you'll be surprised at how quickly things get fixed.

Of course, we'd have to bail out the airlines once again

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:01 PM (so1xa)

348 Was it Montana that has the CP-USA headquarters? I hope a South Dakota-like oil boom happens there, just so those commie dinks would have to scurry off or risk being tarred-n-feathered.

Howie Carr can forget about pension plans woes now that Whitey's gonna have to rat out Billy.

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 07:01 PM (FQlFL)

349 Winston Churchill's mother was absolutely gorgeous. So, apparently was Cathleen Nesbitt, Edward VII's lover (And later, British-American actress). I can't find any decent pictures of her from her youth, but she was considered to be "the most beautiful woman in England." The reason Victorian women didn't look better was because of the photography. Look up "Edwardian beauties" and you'll see they look a lot better because photography was much better. La Castiglione was a famous courtesan who commanded incredible fees, but her photos do not do her justice. Let's just say that there were plenty of gorgeous women before modern photography. In closing, I'd like to quote Proust: "Leave beautiful women to men devoid of imagination." He might have been homosexual, but he knew what he was talking about.

Posted by: ahem at July 01, 2011 07:01 PM (rF/ho)

350 344 Chemjeff - how about making pizzas at home with a bottle of Chianti, candles on the table and some Frank Sinatra blaring in the background and then for the coup de grace, desert wine and then for the grand finale, spumoni ice cream spooning in bed.

FTFM

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:02 PM (QAJGa)

351 I disagree. She won't always be right, you know. And there's no worse feeling in the world than being a second-class citizen in your own home.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 11:48 PM (dbYHP)

She has the kids to look after, its the law of nature that their interests move to top of the list. And of course she and they are tied to the father, loosely or not.  The women who don't care a fig about their kids aren't worth bothering with.

As to her being right, well possibly, but like a baseball umpire, its her call to make.

So it should be in mind going in how it will be, and you accept it or move on.

 

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:02 PM (CN+Qv)

352 "Hey cabbie, drop me right here!"

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:02 PM (qSBEX)

353 Also, they checked my ponytail by hand.  As if my little meager amount of hair is somehow a dangerous weapon.

It is.  It was a ponytail that made Steven Seagal such a formidable Akido practitioner. 

Too bad it did nothing for his acting abilities.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:02 PM (c0A3e)

354 I'm fading because I can only think of strawberry basil lemonade and deviled eggs made with mustard... garnished with weird bacon.

Wish I could grab some pasta.... all this talk of restaurants is making me hungry.

And yes, italian is always a good bet.  Who doesn't like italian?

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:03 PM (NSM+r)

355

Chemjeff, my advice was all kitchen centric. 

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 07:03 PM (Fb9Q0)

356

To sum up a whole pile of vitriol: Linksys/Cisco wireless routers are crap. I have had at least five of them go Tango Uniform on me for no apparent reason. Their life expectancy (in my experience) is less than six months. The last one I had lasted two days- no kidding. Two. Friggin. Days.

The problems are manifold- primarily stemming from shitty hardware being driven by shitty firmware- I've had too much Valu-Rite to elaborate further and still be coherent.

Anyway, after the two-day fiasco I gave up on them and got a Belkin router. That was two years ago and it has been running flawlessly ever since.

Posted by: Nighthawk at July 01, 2011 11:52 PM (0BtzK)

I use Linksys routers.  Currently using one that is at least 3 years old and working fine.  The only reason I'm using this one and not the even older one is because someone else nearby got a router and I didn't want to hassle with changing its name when I could just switch it out with one already using a different name.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 07:04 PM (oVQFe)

357 I'm still interested in a Denver moron meet-up, maybe around the end of of this month. Any Denver morons like Cajun food? I was thinking Bayou Bob's would be good.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 07:04 PM (dbYHP)

358 journolist I really really like your idea, but I'm not kidding when I say I have no furniture - I have no table to put candles on and no sound system to play Sinatra on.  I'm working on the package but it will take a little bit.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:04 PM (QAJGa)

359 350 kbdabear - sorry. Who was it then that agreed to help organize the L.A. moron meetup. Sifty?  Was it you who mentioned something a while back about some locations around Burbank??? Posted by: journolist at July 02, 2011 12:00 AM

I had some ideas from my 15 years of memories there. It was generally agreed that Tony's Darts Away on Magnolia Blvd would not be Moron-friendly for a meetup. I wish I could have made the LA meetup early in 2010, but at the time I barely could spare gas money to get to Santa Monica

Anyone for a Tampa or Orlando meetup? Maybe we could coordinate it with Rum's next trip to Disney World


Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:04 PM (so1xa)

360 Wow in next to the K...should have played the lotto tonight

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:04 PM (qSBEX)

361 Not sure what's worse - travel by plane or the bullshit we have to endure to get to the gate.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 11:56 PM (NSM+r)

Apparently they figured you could rip the secure door off the cockpit and take down the aircrew single handed.

On the other hand, the two lightsabres might have been an issue.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:04 PM (CN+Qv)

362 okay.  It looks like i'm gonna have to get serious about a KC area moron meetup.  I've toyed with the idea but I've never followed through.  Is there anyone here willing to go?  Say within 3-4 hour drive of KC?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:06 PM (QAJGa)

363

363

Whaz up doc?

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:06 PM (qSBEX)

364

chemjeff - I didn't catch the part about no furniture. OK let's go to plan B.

Stay tuned. Let me think of a Plan B.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 07:06 PM (Fb9Q0)

365 #356: I'd move on in that case. I have to insist on being an equal partner in the relationship.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 07:06 PM (dbYHP)

366 Peaches, good luck in whatever you decide to do. Big chunks of Montana are kinda deserted though. I went there on rideabout (like the Aussie walkabout, but by car)  once. Stopped at this bar in the middle of nowhere because it was near the sapphire mine there. Yup, I bought some Montana sapphires at that bar. Still have them.
 
I couldn't get near the mine though as it was all privately owned land.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 07:06 PM (ENKCw)

367 If she likes you, she will touch you. She will reach out and lightly slap your knee when she laughs "Oh! You are so silly/funny/such a dork!"

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 11:59 PM (piMMO)

If she doesn't like you, she will touch you. But there will be a tazer in her hand.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:06 PM (CN+Qv)

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:07 PM (gYuf3)

369 Oh, and if you're looking to serve Italian food at home, don't neglect Bobby Darin and Dean Martin for soundtrack purposes.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 07:07 PM (dbYHP)

370 And yes, italian is always a good bet.  Who doesn't like italian?
Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 02, 2011 12:03 AM

I don't

Posted by: Capt Spock at July 01, 2011 07:08 PM (so1xa)

371 RICHARD!  Whazzap d00d?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:08 PM (QAJGa)

372

If she doesn't like you, she will touch you. But there will be a tazer in her hand.

I guess dating for me is out of the question - anybody who touches me, woman or not, loses a limb for their offense. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:08 PM (c0A3e)

373 Apparently, New York state has passed a bill that would legalize some fireworks, such as sparklers. It's been passed by the Assembly and Senate. Governor Cuomo hasn't signed it yet but is expected to sign it next month.

Posted by: Joffen at July 01, 2011 07:09 PM (EPcuy)

374 If enough travelers said they're not going to fly as long as the Constitution is suspended in every airport, you'll be surprised at how quickly things get fixed.

Of course, we'd have to bail out the airlines once again

Posted by: kbdabear at July 02, 2011 12:01 AM (so1xa)

/facepalm  Maybe we should boycott air travel and NOT bailout the companies.  Then they'll have to fight back too.

I've already told my mom that after this trip, we're driving everywhere.  I do not want to be violated further.

I just wish more people would wake up.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:09 PM (NSM+r)

375 I guess dating for me is out of the question - anybody who touches me, woman or not, loses a limb for their offense.

dude, remind me not to shake your hand then

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:09 PM (QAJGa)

376 I use Linksys routers.  Currently using one that is at least 3 years old and working fine.

Mine's been chugging along for over 4 years now.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at July 01, 2011 07:09 PM (vbh31)

377 In Between Days by the Cure. Cranked. Good stuff. Oh, and Bud Lights in perpetuity.  Oh, and Little miss spell check, don't even go there. I don't know how to spell inperpetuity.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 07:09 PM (Fb9Q0)

378 Oh, right. It's been a few days.

I almost forgot to say Rick Scott for President!

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 07:09 PM (piMMO)

379 journolist,

You are welcome to come by next week and strategize and chew on some BBQ.

I'm leaning toward either Joe's American Bar and Grill or The Hollywood Way in Burbank. Solid places with good people and good food.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:10 PM (gYuf3)

380 Past midnight in the east and the Ewok hasn't supersceded the ONT ..

I have this dread ... a movie review is coming ... the quiet is ominous ..

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:10 PM (so1xa)

381 I just can't get over how awesome this place is

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:11 PM (QAJGa)

382 Was it Montana that has the CP-USA headquarters? I hope a South Dakota-like oil boom happens screamin' horde of morons moves there, just so those commie dinks would have to scurry off or risk being end up being tarred-n-feathered. FIFY right, then. Montana it is. Saddle up, people

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 01, 2011 07:11 PM (JMmQ9)

383 I don't

Posted by: Capt Spock at July 02, 2011 12:08 AM (so1xa)

Ha!

Well... you don't count, Vulcan.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:11 PM (NSM+r)

384 379 If enough travelers said they're not going to fly as long as the Constitution is suspended in every airport, you'll be surprised at how quickly things get fixed.

Of course, we'd have to bail out the airlines once again

Posted by: kbdabear at July 02, 2011 12:01 AM (so1xa)

/facepalm  Maybe we should boycott air travel and NOT bailout the companies.  Then they'll have to fight back too.

I've already told my mom that after this trip, we're driving everywhere.  I do not want to be violated further.

I just wish more people would wake up.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 02, 2011 12:09 AM (NSM+r)

But Terrye just swears everything with airtravel is just awesome!

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 07:12 PM (oVQFe)

385 Got a buddy in Missoula and a cousin about 40 miles south down the Bitterroot.  Got fur coats and Sorels and skis and a hearty nature.  My head is just now pondering this as an option, but fuck, how long can you drive home every day feeling like you're about to have a stroke?  For 2/3 of what you used to make?  Food for thought.  Food for thought.

Thanks, y'all, you are the finest kind of people and your input means more than you know.  Time to go pantsless and say my prayers and read myself to sleep.

A demain, mes amis.


Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 07:12 PM (afUO8)

386 If she doesn't like you, she will touch you. But there will be a tazer in her hand.

Reach out and touch someone!

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 07:12 PM (piMMO)

387 I just can't get over how awesome this place is



RINO

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:12 PM (gYuf3)

388

376

GOLD!! Just spanked out acouple of shifts + overtime at an E.R north of the homefront. The bank did love the cash flow...maybe now the daily phone in's will cease...how are U brother?

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:12 PM (qSBEX)

389 can't say I have a fondness for Montana
that is the place where I skidded out on the ice and rear-ended an Allstate insurance agent
it was pretty damn miserable

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:13 PM (QAJGa)

390

Another good crank it up tune ---- Debra Laws, Very Special. Oh, and Bud Lights in perpetuity ---- Little Miss Spell Check, I'm warning you.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 07:13 PM (Fb9Q0)

391 Central FL is the place to be--we got both a CNN debate coming the day after the tenth anniversary of 9-11 and the 2012 GOP convention.

Don't hold Charlie Crist against us, he's now luring ambulance passengers with his orange powers!


Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 07:13 PM (FQlFL)

392 #375: You might not like pasta with tomato sauce, but good Italian restaurants have other options.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 07:13 PM (dbYHP)

393 Hey, 18-1! Two weeks ago, my cable modem service went down during a lightning storm. When it didn't come back by the next morning, I started troubleshooting. I had three twisted-pair wired devices: 1. Cable modem provided by Cox (we get phone through them, too) 2. Cisco/Linksys E3000 3. Roku in the basement On the Cisco/Linksys, ports 2, 3 and 4 ethernet port link lights were lit solid yellow regardless of whether anything was plugged into them. The WAN port light (little globe thing) was crazy blinking regardless of what was plugged into it. The wireless side worked, but it did not route anywhere. On the cable modem, the link light would not turn on regardless of what I plugged into it (including known good devices). On the Roku, the link and activity lights were solid without any blinking, and the software said there was no cable attached. My next troubleshooting step was to use a USB cable from my laptop to the cable modem. That worked like a charm. I called it into Cox, told them what I was seeing, and they sent a guy the next day to replace the cable modem. The tech said that he has seen blown twisted-pair transceivers after lightning storms. End result: The Cisco/Linksys is now a doorstop. The Roku talks wireless fine but cannot talk over its own twisted-pair port. The cable modem is new. I bought a Netgear wireless router, and it is working fine except that its inbuilt DNS server (possibly dnsmasq?) occasionally disappears on me. The best I can tell, the lightning storm induced a nasty current on the twisted-pair and blew the transceivers. EMP--it ain't just my wife's little Springfield.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at July 01, 2011 07:13 PM (cbyrC)

394 Mine's been chugging along for over 4 years now.

Mine's probably close to that old now, too.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 07:14 PM (piMMO)

395 Peaches, sweet dreams.  And happy pants-less-ness!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:14 PM (QAJGa)

396 I have this dread ... a movie review is coming ... the quiet is ominous ..

Run for your lives!

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at July 01, 2011 07:14 PM (vbh31)

397

Apparently they figured you could rip the secure door off the cockpit and take down the aircrew single handed.

On the other hand, the two lightsabres might have been an issue.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 02, 2011 12:04 AM (CN+Qv)

Who, me? 

I did leave our weapons home this time.  It was either shoes or lightsabers... 

Is the scanner really a test for mitochlorians (or whatever the heck the new force is)?

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:15 PM (NSM+r)

398 To sum up a whole pile of vitriol: Linksys/Cisco wireless routers are crap. My Linksys is at least ten years old. Never mind, is that pre-Cisco?

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 07:15 PM (FcR7P)

399 Central FL is the place to be--we got both a CNN debate coming the day after the tenth anniversary of 9-11 and the 2012 GOP convention.

Don't hold Charlie Crist against us, he's now luring ambulance passengers with his orange powers!


Rubio, Scott, West....it's looking better all the time.

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 07:15 PM (piMMO)

400 I'd move on in that case. I have to insist on being an equal partner in the relationship.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 02, 2011 12:06 AM (dbYHP)

Sure - it's not always a fit.  But it's human nature that in that situation, it would turn out that way..

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:15 PM (CN+Qv)

401

I've already told my mom that after this trip, we're driving everywhere.  I do not want to be violated further.

I just wish more people would wake up.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 02, 2011 12:09 AM

I'm old enough to remember when families actually packed up the car and drove hundreds or thousands of miles on a vacation.

Airline fares were very expensive relative to income back then and gas was less than a dollar a gallon.

When I was a kid, I remember when the interstates weren't completed and you had long stretches on 2 lane US highways

I don't think the family car trip will make a comeback with Jugears war against any car with a range over 40 miles, and their fetish for choo-choos


Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:16 PM (so1xa)

402 More proof that Britain is more boned than us:
 
A doctor involved in horrific torture by Saddam Hussein’s henchmen is working in British hospitals.

In an astonishing immigration scandal, border officials have allowed the suspected war criminal to treat thousands of British patients.

Dr Mohammed Kassim Al-Byati was given a permit to work as a doctor in the NHS by the Labour government in 2004.
 
I'm guessing he specializes in fingernail extractions for the NHS.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 07:16 PM (ENKCw)

403 @398 self The point of my story is that it could be hardware. Three devices had hardware simultaneously fail, but each failed only part way: 1. The cable modem still worked when connected to my PC via USB cable 2. The Linksys/Cisco still broadcast 802.11 and provided a wireless segment that wasn't attached to anything else 3. The Roku lost its twisted-pair port but works just fine with the new wireless router

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at July 01, 2011 07:16 PM (cbyrC)

404 Richard, I'm doing okay.  It is probably because of all the beer I've been drinking, lol.   Glad to hear your bank account is happy.  It is bad having an unhappy bank account.  They just tend to shit all over your life.  Any big surgeries in the ER?  Gunshot victims?  Stroke victims?  Anal hamster victims?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:16 PM (QAJGa)

405 I have this dread ... a movie review is coming ... the quiet is ominous ..

Run for your lives!

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at July 02, 2011 12:14 AM (vbh31)

Better that than a flame trolling thread anyday

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:16 PM (CN+Qv)

406 Sifty - a strategy session.  Now that's cool.  Even cooler would be blogging the strategy session.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 07:17 PM (Fb9Q0)

407 373 For Peaches.


http://tinyurl.com/bj4n6t

Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 12:07 AM (gYuf3)

Cryin' like a baby here, sifty.  Thank you for this. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 01, 2011 07:18 PM (afUO8)

408 Strategy session...  actually that would probably be a good thing.  We've got to get some more R's elected and not just POTUS either.  We actually have a shot at 60 Senate seats.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:19 PM (QAJGa)

409 I don't think the family car trip will make a comeback with Jugears war against any car with a range over 40 miles, and their fetish for choo-choos
Posted by: kbdabear at July 02, 2011 12:16 AM (so1xa)

True.  When I was kid, we went on car trips a lot.  Not for vacation, but we got to do some vacationy things on those trips.

Doesn't seem as though anything like that will be possible now.  I want to RV across the country to visit places like Rushmore and some family scattered here and there - the price of gas is daunting.

Honestly, if trains were good, I'd be for them due to my hatred of flying machines.  However, they are not viable - especially under government control.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:22 PM (NSM+r)

410 soulpile I am with you when it comes to trains.  I actually think it would be cool to take the train instead of having to drive everywhere.  But train service outside of DC and NY sucks.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:23 PM (QAJGa)

411

Good evening and good morning, friends.

I know only a few of you are interested in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case and its unraveling.  I know even fewer of you cotton to Michael Savage.

But

You really ought to see what Savage is cooking re: DSK.  There might be some "there" there with regards to the same people being behind setting up DSK and being bahind Obama.

And maybe not.

But you oughtta see for yourself.  When you have the time and energy.

Posted by: Truman North at July 01, 2011 07:24 PM (K2wpv)

412

Honestly, if trains were good, I'd be for them due to my hatred of flying machines. However, they are not viable - especially under government control.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 02, 2011 12:22 AM (NSM+r)

Well maybe if you had yourself shipped in a cargo container.

For passengers, forget it.

In the 80s, I took a train from St Louis to Cincinnati. I had a choice of going via Chicago and spending a night there, or thru New Orleans.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:25 PM (CN+Qv)

413 Yep.  I got all excited watching David Suchet take the Orient Express... and then immediately realized that it would never happen here. 

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:25 PM (NSM+r)

414 journo, I have a feeling we'll need an old priest, a young priest, an exorcist, a rabbi, a minister, and a drunk epileptic stenographer to live-blog this one if it ever happens.

We'll be WINNING

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:25 PM (gYuf3)

415 When I was a child, (SHUT UP M&M"S) my dad used to light hemp ropes with a tiki tourch and let us swing them around the front yard.. the glowing ends would swirl..(squirell) around our heads like the star ship ENTERPRISE......wait..pre date moron brain lapse....uhm...Billy Barty?....Captain Kangaroo???????.....MOTHER OF PEARL!!! so dated me....happy 4th ya bluming hedgehogs .

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:25 PM (qSBEX)

416 #405: Yeah, that's true. But if I'm providing a home for a woman and her kids, she has to be willing to share authority with me. She has to be willing to back me up from time to time, even if she doesn't totally agree with me. I'll do the same for her. I don't think that's too much to ask.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 07:27 PM (dbYHP)

417 oh speaking of fireworks...
I know it sounds weird coming from a chemist, but I really don't know much about fireworks.
What would you recommend that I get?  Something beyond mere sparklers that is.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:27 PM (QAJGa)

418 Honestly, if trains were good I don't know. If you want to get from the ass-end of a town to the ass-end of another (or the same one), trains and buses can't be beat in this country.

Posted by: t-bird at July 01, 2011 07:27 PM (FcR7P)

419

For passengers, forget it.

In the 80s, I took a train from St Louis to Cincinnati. I had a choice of going via Chicago and spending a night there, or thru New Orleans.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 02, 2011 12:25 AM (CN+Qv)

I just don't get the schedules.  Here, they leave at 5am and take millions of detours to get to the destination.  And from what I've read, they're never on time or even close to on time.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:27 PM (NSM+r)

420

442

 

AT-4's make an AWESOME display......or not

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:28 PM (qSBEX)

421 420 my dad used to light hemp ropes with a tiki tourch and let us swing them around the front yard.
 
AmishDude, is that you? Party like it's 2011........BC.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 07:29 PM (ENKCw)

422 We'll be WINNING

Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 12:25 AM (gYuf3)

In 1980 I had a college roomate who had been a Senate page, so he personally knew all the Dems that were going down like ninepins. Good times.

On the other hand, this blog took the least excitement over a historic victory last election I could imagine, so if SP dares to contribute to someone in New England we may never hear the end of it

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:29 PM (CN+Qv)

423

True.  When I was kid, we went on car trips a lot.  Not for vacation, but we got to do some vacationy things on those trips.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 02, 2011 12:22 AM

Remember when dad would turn around and yell "If you kids don't stop it I'm turning this car around RIGHT NOW"

Yeh dad, we're 800 miles from home. You'll turn the car around ...

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:29 PM (so1xa)

424 What would you recommend that I get?  Something beyond mere sparklers that is.

Bottle rockets, Roman Candles...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:30 PM (c0A3e)

425 We take our boy down the street to watch the empty taxpayer-soaking AmTrak SurfLiner commuter trains race back and forth between Burbank Airport and LA.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:30 PM (gYuf3)

426 dyslex and all that

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:31 PM (qSBEX)

427

I just don't get the schedules. Here, they leave at 5am and take millions of detours to get to the destination. And from what I've read, they're never on time or even close to on time.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 02, 2011 12:27 AM (NSM+r)

When you don't have to make money, why have things make sense?

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:31 PM (CN+Qv)

428 Remember when dad would turn around and yell "If you kids don't stop it I'm turning this car around RIGHT NOW"

Heh.  A useless threat, indeed.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:31 PM (NSM+r)

429 I wish my Dad made threats like that.

That fuckin ninja belt hurt!

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:32 PM (gYuf3)

430 yeah this date was very light on the physical contact.  It's not like I was expecting a full-on frenchie but I am still a little concerned.  I just hope I get date #2.  I think I would like to pursue the relationship.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 11:45 PM (QAJGa)

So, a little story courtesy of a friend. She had moved to a new company and was looking for some companionship at a cafe, so she started having lunch with this guy. After a couple of weeks, she hinted that perhaps they should see each other socially outside of lunch, and he told his tale.

About a year previously, he was determined to get into the dating scene, so he chatted up a young lady and asked her out for dinner. At the end of the night, he leaned in and gave her a peck on the cheek at her door. When he called later for a possible return bout, she informed him that he was "fresh" and she wouldn't see him again.

Casting his line into the sea, again, he took another young lady out for dinner. He was more cautious this time, and constantly looked for some sort of signal that she might be receptive -- but never got one. Still, she was good company, so it was quite a surprise when she turned him down a week later for another date. "Are you a complete n00b?", she asked, "you didn't even kiss me goodnight."

Tenacity in the face of adversity is an absolute "must have", so he cast about for another young lady. After dinner, this one suggested that they head over to her place to decompress a bit. While sitting on her couch, he caught something out of the corner of his eye and turned around....to discover her coming at him armed with a kitchen knife. He hurriedly extracted himself from the situation (without injury).

"So," he told my friend, "I've been dumped for being too fast, dumped for being too slow, and attacked with a knife -- and I've decided that I'm done with dating in the 90's."

Hope your date #2 goes better.


Posted by: cthulhu at July 01, 2011 07:32 PM (kaalw)

431 430 We take our boy down the street to watch the empty taxpayer-soaking AmTrak SurfLiner commuter trains race back and forth between Burbank Airport and LA.

That's just sad.  There's empty subsidized trains in LA when there is NO DIRECT TRAIN SERVICE to two different cities that are just 1 hour (KC) and 2 hours (Lincoln, Omaha) away from me.  And worth visiting too!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:32 PM (QAJGa)

432 Cherry bombs, M-80's, claymores....whoops...cherry-bombs.

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:32 PM (qSBEX)

433 We take our boy down the street to watch the empty taxpayer-soaking AmTrak SurfLiner commuter trains race back and forth between Burbank Airport and LA.


Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 12:30 AM (gYuf3)

With luck you may see two collide again when the engineer is on his IPhone.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:32 PM (CN+Qv)

434 Remember when Jugears joked that with high speed rail, we wouldn't be subjected to the tender embraces of the Federal Gropers Union?

This clown has his way, we'll be groped before they'll allow us to get onto the freeway

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:33 PM (so1xa)

435

When you don't have to make money, why have things make sense?

Posted by: Oldcat at July 02, 2011 12:31 AM (CN+Qv)

True.  They only run to keep that government check coming.  Welfare on tracks.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:33 PM (NSM+r)

436 All this modem and router talk. I'm still trying to figure out when I was visiting friends in the chicago area I was able to connect my laptop to my wireless 900 miles away. That blew my fucking mind.

Might you be paying for a wireless provider and have forgotten about it?



Thats a good question. All I know is when I fired up the laptop it connected to a wireless signal, but a signal with my exact router name, the same one I use at home with my router. It was very weird.

Posted by: Berserker at July 01, 2011 07:34 PM (FMbng)

437 Who needs fireworks when you can shoot an AK-47 straight up in the air? Silly infidels!

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 07:34 PM (FQlFL)

438

Posted by: chemjeff at July 02, 2011 12:32 AM (QAJGa)

Drive your car. The train would only be taking four people anyway.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:34 PM (CN+Qv)

439 I'm late to the Party but $120 for a Gram of Coke? I think not. a teener is $125. Cheaper if it's been stepped on like a Manhattan Hobo.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 07:34 PM (NtTkA)

440

Posted by: cthulhu at July 02, 2011 12:32 AM (kaalw)


heh thanks for that

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:34 PM (QAJGa)

441 439:

At least chemjeff will get some action then.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:36 PM (gYuf3)

442 441 All this modem and router talk. I'm still trying to figure out when I was visiting friends in the chicago area I was able to connect my laptop to my wireless 900 miles away. That blew my fucking mind.

Might you be paying for a wireless provider and have forgotten about it?



Thats a good question. All I know is when I fired up the laptop it connected to a wireless signal, but a signal with my exact router name, the same one I use at home with my router. It was very weird.

Posted by: Berserker at July 02, 2011 12:34 AM (FMbng)

Secured or unsecured connection.  And did you actually change your router's name or just use the default.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 07:36 PM (oVQFe)

443 Was on duty in Northridge E.R when the last Metrolink Dis-ass in Chatsworth went down...no effin fun at all.

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:36 PM (qSBEX)

444 I'm listening to a rerun of last night's Coast to Coast AM and this woman is talking about "we're running out of fossil fuels," "the climate is out of control," "we've started the 21st century, how do we finish it?" "The state needs to subsidize renewable energy."

Later she's talking about administering last rights to dying aliens.

That's when I realize: the aliens are the only thing she's said all night that might not be bullshit.

Posted by: WeekendAtBernankes at July 01, 2011 07:36 PM (xLA6w)

445 Hit head with club. Drag to cave by hair. Work every time.

Posted by: Unfrozen Caveman Date Advice at July 01, 2011 07:36 PM (GfhFm)

446 You know why the cavemen drag the women by the hair, right?


If you drag them by the feet they fill up with dirt.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:37 PM (gYuf3)

447 The cross country drive did make a brief comeback right after 9-11, due to the fact that flights were suspended.

FNC had a report on people who rented cars and enjoyed the trip from NY to LA by car

Much of it is enjoyable, but when you're in the middle of nowhere on 1-10 or I-40 you see a plane overhead and know that flight will land at LAX before you get to Amarillo

Still, I love the drive from LA to SF either up the PCH or the 101

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:38 PM (so1xa)

448 450 Hit head with club. Drag to cave by hair. Work every time.

That's the Spartan way as well. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:38 PM (c0A3e)

449 448:

Train crashes are bad juju.

I was working in Northridge at 2K when that went down. Awful.

But, again, city bus drivers union goons shouldn't be given the keys to a train.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:39 PM (gYuf3)

450

Even in Europe, trains aren't all that.

A few years back, I was in Paris on bizness and had to make a quick trip to Germany instead of going back to England as planned. Ok, change the ultra fast rail Paris->London to a nearly as fast train to the Rhineland near Cologne.

But to get back to England from Germany by train - non-possible. I ended up having to get a long drive to an airport in an old airbase and taking a midnight puddle jumper to some crazy airport near London and training in from there.

Go go with the flow, trains can work. You don't, and you are screwed.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:40 PM (CN+Qv)

451 453 The cross country drive did make a brief comeback right after 9-11, due to the fact that flights were suspended.


A brief comeback you say???

G'evening y'all, from Des Moines, IA.  5491 miles so far and still counting.

And I'd like to thank God for the entertainment He provided this evening, a beautiful lightning show over western Iowa.

Although if I happen to find myself some more entertainment this evening, it'd probably be better if He were looking the other way 


Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 07:40 PM (4g8mr)

452 Hit head with club. Drag to cave by hair. Work every time.

That's the Spartan way as well.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 02, 2011 12:38 AM (c0A3e)

Except the Spartan is hitting a boy on the head.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:41 PM (CN+Qv)

453 NC Ref, you're in Des Moines?  God help you
You know what Iowa stands for, right?

Idiots Out Walking Around

no wonder it's the first caucus of the presidential election season!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 07:42 PM (QAJGa)

454 442 Who needs fireworks when you can shoot an AK-47 straight up in the air? Silly infidels!
Posted by: derit at July 02, 2011 12:34 AM

We love to share Cuatro de Julio with 4 million of our neighbors.

Posted by: Undocumented Pharmaceuticals Distributors in L.A. at July 01, 2011 07:42 PM (so1xa)

455 Hey sifty!  Hey Oldcat!

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 07:42 PM (4g8mr)

456 Hey Ref!


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:43 PM (gYuf3)

457 NC Ref, you're in Des Moines? God help you
You know what Iowa stands for, right?

Idiots Out Walking Around

no wonder it's the first caucus of the presidential election season!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 02, 2011 12:42 AM (QAJGa)

Don't knock it, if NCRef plays his cards right he can pick the nominee tonite

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:43 PM (CN+Qv)

458 Ref, you find one of those farmer's daughters out there like in the stories and I'll expect pics.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:43 PM (gYuf3)

459 G'evening y'all, from Des Moines, IA.  5491 miles so far and still counting.

Hi there, NC Ref.  Hope you're enjoying your cross-country drive.

/And if you see my great-grandmother, please say hi.  She lives by the Field of Dreams. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:43 PM (c0A3e)

460 Speaking of Spartans... http://www.cracked.com /article_18420_5-cultures-with-most-wtf-wedding-rituals.html

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 07:44 PM (dbYHP)

461 Hey sifty! Hey Oldcat!

Posted by: NC Ref at July 02, 2011 12:42 AM (4g8mr)

Hi NC. Get a coney in Cincy as you pass thru.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:44 PM (CN+Qv)

462

You all rock and I will never wear the sock....

M&M'S forever!

Happy Independence Day

 

tighty-night

Posted by: Richard at July 01, 2011 07:44 PM (qSBEX)

463 And I'd like to thank God for the entertainment He provided this evening, a beautiful lightning show over western Iowa.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 02, 2011 12:40 AM

That's one thing I like about this time of year down here. FL is the lightning capitol of the world and there's usually a good show almost every night

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:44 PM (so1xa)

464

Except the Spartan is hitting a boy on the head.

You besmirch my honor, sir!

This is no boy:

Lysandra



Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:45 PM (c0A3e)

465 It gettin' real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot

Posted by: fluffy dawg at July 01, 2011 07:45 PM (4Kl5M)

466 That's one thing I like about this time of year down here. FL is the lightning capitol of the world and there's usually a good show almost every night

Posted by: kbdabear at July 02, 2011 12:44 AM (so1xa)

Maybe someone is trying to smite you one?

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:46 PM (CN+Qv)

467 Hey, NCRef!  Sounds like you are enjoying your trip. 

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:46 PM (NSM+r)

468 469, Um, That's a cartoon.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 07:46 PM (NtTkA)

469 464 G'evening y'all, from Des Moines, IA.  5491 miles so far and still counting.

Hi there, NC Ref.  Hope you're enjoying your cross-country drive.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 02, 2011 12:43 AM

If you've been snapping pics of your road trip, we'd all love to see them on Y-frog or Twitpic

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:46 PM (so1xa)

470 435 - good luck with date 2! According to Cosmo, date 3, you are golden, my friend That's what she said...

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 07:47 PM (HjxoE)

471 Hey, NCRef, are you alone or do you have comapny for your trip?

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 07:47 PM (NtTkA)

472 473 469, Um, That's a cartoon.

At least it's a cartoon woman

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:47 PM (c0A3e)

473 Actually, the Spartan wedding ritual doesn't bother me. I kind of like short-haired girls. If there's blame to be laid for that, then blame Janine Turner from her work on Northern Exposure.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 07:48 PM (dbYHP)

474 If So-Cal can detach from the Moonbeam mother ship, that would be a game-changer libs couldn't deny. Is there any proof out there that it's more than wishful thinking in Riverside?

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 07:48 PM (FQlFL)

475 477, OK Then.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 07:48 PM (NtTkA)

476

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 02, 2011 12:45 AM (c0A3e)

Oh I thought you were talking about the Sparta in Greece, not the one in Georgia.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:49 PM (CN+Qv)

477 471 - that's funny. I just met a family that recently moved here. They are completely in awe of the lightning here. They've had relatives come visit, just to watch the afternoon storms.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 07:49 PM (HjxoE)

478 476 Hey, NCRef, are you alone or do you have comapny for your trip?


Alone again.  As usual.

Hey soulpile!  Did someone forward you all the pics I sent?  There are more coming.....

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 07:49 PM (4g8mr)

479 Let Moonbeam work his magic.

By the time he strokes out Chicklets will be the largest employer in California and the Chinese troops landing on the beaches will be carrying Chinese-Spanish translation books.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:50 PM (gYuf3)

480 If you've been snapping pics of your road trip, we'd all love to see them on Y-frog or Twitpic


You have no idea.  Soon, my friend.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 07:50 PM (4g8mr)

481 If So-Cal can detach from the Moonbeam mother ship, that would be a game-changer libs couldn't deny. Is there any proof out there that it's more than wishful thinking in Riverside?

Posted by: derit at July 02, 2011 12:48 AM (FQlFL)

They can't get the valley out of LA, doubt they can get the south away from Sacramento

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:50 PM (CN+Qv)

482 By the time he strokes out Chicklets will be the largest employer in California and the Chinese troops landing on the beaches will be carrying Chinese-Spanish translation books.

Which is why Cali must be declared Exterminatus before it's too late. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 07:51 PM (c0A3e)

483 483, Do you have Sat Radio, Books on Tape, Music or are you like my FIL who I drove accross the the country with that wanted no noise is the truck. It took our attention away from the Road.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 07:52 PM (NtTkA)

484 too many welfare cases in the Inland Empire.

Temecula and Orange County can't do it alone.

Fontucky and Riverside ain't letting go of the sweet sweet gumint tittehs.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:52 PM (gYuf3)

485 By the time he strokes out Chicklets will be the largest employer in California and the Chinese troops landing on the beaches will be carrying Chinese-Spanish translation books.

Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 12:50 AM (gYuf3)

Given the choice, I'll take the Reds.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:53 PM (CN+Qv)

486 Fontucky


Hahahahaha!

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 07:53 PM (4g8mr)

487 487:

Exterminatus. STAT.

Get rid of the funk-pitted soy-suckin rejects.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:54 PM (gYuf3)

488 Here's some dating stuff for everyone to offer their opinion on.  It concerns a friend of mine and a recent date she went on.  She had a great time and likes the guy, but here's the thing.  The guy works near where she lives, but while working Tues-Thurs he stays at a hotel.  And then Thursday night he drives home which is several hours away.  So they text and chat on the computer.  But he won't call and will only text her while he's at home.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 07:54 PM (oVQFe)

489 Memories of my cross country trip with a Ryder truck bringing my stuff from NJ to my new place in L.A. early Oct 1995...

Day one

I-78 in Bethlehem PA .. nice warm day, construction mess not cleaned up. Truck wheel catches 2x4 and flings it into the fender of my car on the trailer ..

I-81 Winchester VA ... beautiful sunset and beautiful countryside, only disappointed it will be dark as I go through Shenandoah Valley

I-81 20 miles south ofBristol TN ... misjudged mileage on truck, testing the theory that if you suck in your ass cheeks tight enough, you can get an extra 25 miles on fumes. It worked

I-81 Bulls Gap TN ... most comfy bed I've ever slept in in my life at the Comfort Inn ... never wanted to get out of that bed

Cont'd ...

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 07:54 PM (so1xa)

490 Thanks for the boobie pics NC Ref although you chickenshitted out on the names.

Posted by: TexasJew at July 01, 2011 07:54 PM (Q7bfA)

491 493:

He's living with someone or married.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:55 PM (gYuf3)

492 Fontucky and Riverside ain't letting go of the sweet sweet gumint tittehs.

Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 12:52 AM (gYuf3)

Well the gubment might let them go - are they as high on the pecking order as unions and pensioners?

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:55 PM (CN+Qv)

493 I wish the sidebar had a link to past "Top Headline" stuff.


fin

Posted by: The Great Satan's Ghost at July 01, 2011 07:57 PM (UrPTC)

494 493, I'm too old to make that call. A 46 year old sees things differently than a 23 year old. When I was 23 rich people had cells and they were in suitcases. I just don't know the protocol.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 07:57 PM (NtTkA)

495 He's living with someone or married.


Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 12:55 AM (gYuf3)

yup

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 07:57 PM (CN+Qv)

496 If the wehfare cut off, Fontucky will stop making meth and Riverside will burn itself down before heading over the hill to trash Dinnylann.

We don't send checks to the IE to help them. We send checks so they'll stay home.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 07:57 PM (gYuf3)

497 Here's some dating stuff for everyone to offer their opinion on.  It concerns a friend of mine and a recent date she went on.  She had a great time and likes the guy, but here's the thing.  The guy works near where she lives, but while working Tues-Thurs he stays at a hotel.  And then Thursday night he drives home which is several hours away.  So they text and chat on the computer.  But he won't call and will only text her while he's at home.

Seems suspicious. Has he ever actually stated that he's, you know, single?

Posted by: Clueless at July 01, 2011 07:58 PM (piMMO)

498 493 - something is off...I'll leave it at that.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 07:58 PM (HjxoE)

499 Hey soulpile!  Did someone forward you all the pics I sent?  There are more coming.....

Posted by: NC Ref at July 02, 2011 12:49 AM (4g8mr)

Nope, not yet.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 07:59 PM (NSM+r)

500 463 Ref, you find one of those farmer's daughters out there like in the stories and I'll expect pics.


Just so I don't have to meet Sallie Mae again!!!  I think I'm still tired from running away.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 08:00 PM (4g8mr)

501 I'll never forget the landing in Orange County--it was like kamikaze dive, which I was sure I had died from after seeing John Wayne's statue at the airport.

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 08:00 PM (FQlFL)

502

Seems suspicious. Has he ever actually stated that he's, you know, single?

Posted by: Clueless at July 02, 2011 12:58 AM (piMMO)

Yes she said he's said he's "100% single"

And yeah my first thought was also married or girlfriend.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 08:01 PM (oVQFe)

503 I'm too old to make that call. A 46 year old sees things differently than a 23 year old. When I was 23 rich people had cells and they were in suitcases. I just don't know the protocol.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 02, 2011 12:57 AM (NtTkA)

Jeez you have to use force to keep youths of today off the damn phones.

I bet there's ten other indications you could find all pointing the same way.

For one thing, why not blow off going home to be with your honey? Even once?

 

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:01 PM (CN+Qv)

504 493 - fishy.  Sure doesn't sound normal, anyhow.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 08:01 PM (NSM+r)

505 493: He's living with someone or married. Or something. Very suspicious.

Posted by: fluffy dawg at July 01, 2011 08:02 PM (4Kl5M)

506 KAHN!

Posted by: TexasJew at July 01, 2011 08:02 PM (Q7bfA)

507

Yes she said he's said he's "100% single"

And yeah my first thought was also married or girlfriend.

Posted by: buzzion at July 02, 2011 01:01 AM (oVQFe)

Bzzz - wrong answer.

There's another.

If he said 110 percent single, that means he has two wives.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:02 PM (CN+Qv)

508

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 02, 2011 12:59 AM (NSM+r)


OK can I email them to you through your blog?  Or ask someone to send me your address.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 08:02 PM (4g8mr)

509 Perhaps us Spartans have the superior technique for courtship and marriage. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:03 PM (c0A3e)

510 My FIL Road trip was from Pheonix to Chicago in a Ryder. The most memorable moment was driving through a snowstorm in Mo. hitting the windsheild washer fluid and realizing that the fluid I put in out west was not for below freezing temp. The salt and snow blocked the windsheild. I had to hang my head out of the truck window in freezing temps for six miles until we found and exit. After that we could only drive a few miles at a time before we had to stop and clean the windows. It was a long trip.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 08:03 PM (NtTkA)

511 For one thing, why not blow off going home to be with your honey? Even once? Indeed.

Posted by: fluffy dawg at July 01, 2011 08:03 PM (4Kl5M)

512 Day Two

I-40 TN Sunny day in TN and the view is spectacular. Hate the governor on the truck that pushes the pedal back to keep speed at 65 mph. Within a few hours it feels like my right leg has been twisted completely around

I-40 Little Rock AR - tornado warnings, and the skies look very ominous but no telltale green yet. North of Little Rock the hail and wind starts, get to a rest stop and hope the storm doesn't blow away everything I own

I-40 Western AR .. you'd think the pavement in Clinton's home state would get the lions share of funding and be smooth as a baby's ass. It rattled my teeth all the way to Ft Smith and smoothed out beautifully in OK

Cont'd ...

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 08:03 PM (so1xa)

513 buzzion,

He is looking for someone to party with during the week and then go home to wifey on the weekends.

Most guys have dreams of having a woman in every port, but some act on the dreams and hurt lots of people.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:03 PM (gYuf3)

514 493 Another vote for "married or committed".

Posted by: cthulhu at July 01, 2011 08:03 PM (kaalw)

515

late to the party but that firework chart is bull shit.

In PA most fireworks are illegal with some lame exceptions. I had to drive to ohio to get real fireworks

Posted by: Ben at July 01, 2011 08:03 PM (DKV43)

516 514 - which is killing your wife and child in the end, ghost of Sparta, really?

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:04 PM (HjxoE)

517 Gay men are 200% single.

Posted by: TexasJew at July 01, 2011 08:04 PM (Q7bfA)

518 Oktime for bed good night and thanks 4 advice

Posted by: chemjeff at July 01, 2011 08:05 PM (Dzj8C)

519 #512: On this, I'll agree with you, OldCat. Something's rotten in Denmark, there.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:05 PM (dbYHP)

520

In PA most fireworks are illegal with some lame exceptions. I had to drive to ohio to get real fireworks

I dunno if I ever told you this story, but my sister tried to go into some large firework store near the MD border and the cop at the door wouldn't even let her look at the firework stocks without the appropriate permit. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:05 PM (c0A3e)

521 Good night, ChemJeff!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:06 PM (dbYHP)

522 night chemjeff. Be safe, ya drunk bastid.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:06 PM (gYuf3)

523 518 buzzion,

He is looking for someone to party with during the week and then go home to wifey on the weekends.

Most guys have dreams of having a woman in every port, but some act on the dreams and hurt lots of people.


Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 01:03 AM (gYuf3)

Oh I know.  I told her that when she mentioned it to me.  I said it would be really interesting if she ever mentions going home on the weekend with him and what his response to that would be.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 08:06 PM (oVQFe)

524 Superior technique get her to cave before hit head with club. No dragging.

Posted by: Unfrozen Caveman Date Advice at July 01, 2011 08:06 PM (GfhFm)

525

oh and happy canada day to the canuck morons. Congrats on becoming free of england and yet maintaining the queen as your head of state.

 

good work.

Posted by: Ben at July 01, 2011 08:07 PM (DKV43)

526

OK can I email them to you through your blog?  Or ask someone to send me your address.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 02, 2011 01:02 AM (4g8mr)

Sure.  My address should be available on the Yahoo group. 

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 08:07 PM (NSM+r)

527 525 - here in my part of FL, I just have to say I'm using them to scare away birds.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:07 PM (HjxoE)

528 521 514 - which is killing your wife and child in the end, ghost of Sparta, really?

Not all Spartans were put into a blind rage by the influence of Ares...

/btw, I did not like that turn at the end of GoW3 - all Kratos had to do was forgive himself to unlock the power of hope?  Seemed very contrived...oh well, it was adequate enough to keep the plot moving. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:07 PM (c0A3e)

529 530, At least they don't have Obama.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 08:08 PM (NtTkA)

530 get woman to cave door.

offer pancakes in cave

Woman laugh and sic sabertooth Honey Badger on you.


Posted by: another caveman heard from at July 01, 2011 08:08 PM (gYuf3)

531 #528: Good idea, Buzzion!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:08 PM (dbYHP)

532 495 Thanks for the boobie pics NC Ref although you chickenshitted out on the names.


Yeah, well, I didn't want the M'ettes to kick me repeatedly with their stompy boots.

Or do I?  Hmmm.....

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 08:08 PM (4g8mr)

533

OK, whoever posted the link to Keb Mo City Boy.  That song is awesome and brings me to tears.

 

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:08 PM (Fb9Q0)

534 If fireworks are illegal, what can I tie onto my cat's tail for my amusement?

Posted by: TexasJew at July 01, 2011 08:09 PM (Q7bfA)

535 539 If fireworks are illegal, what can I tie onto my cat's tail for my amusement?

A laser pointer? 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:09 PM (c0A3e)

536 After six or seven, these Sam Adams don't taste too bad at all.

Six or Seven Seconds that is.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:09 PM (gYuf3)

537 #539: Tape on their paws.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:09 PM (dbYHP)

538 539, Your Dick?

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 08:09 PM (NtTkA)

539

I dunno if I ever told you this story, but my sister tried to go into some large firework store near the MD border and the cop at the door wouldn't even let her look at the firework stocks without the appropriate permit. 

funny you mention that, i drove to boardman ohio (about 1 hour away) and most of the cars in the parking lot had PA License plates.  There were three Ohio State police officers right outside the store. As I was walking towards the store I was concerned they were going to keep PA residents out, but they were just checking for matches, lighters, etc.

However I did have to sign some form to buy the fireworks.

God Bless America.

Posted by: Ben at July 01, 2011 08:10 PM (DKV43)

540 OK, whoever posted the link to Keb Mo City Boy.  That song is awesome and brings me to tears.

Guilty.

Been a Keb Mo fan for years. That song is my anthem when I get concrete fever.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:10 PM (gYuf3)

541 what can I tie onto my cat's tail for my amusement?

Bells or ribbons.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 08:10 PM (NSM+r)

542

Thanks for the advice, morons.

And you will blow my cat.

Posted by: TexasJew at July 01, 2011 08:10 PM (Q7bfA)

543 533 - thank you! I feel the same way. Adequate, yes, but way too treacly. The power of hope, come on! How's your vitamin D count

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:11 PM (HjxoE)

544 Sure.  My address should be available on the Yahoo group.

Damn.  Research.  FML.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 08:11 PM (4g8mr)

545

Posted by: Ben at July 02, 2011 01:10 AM (DKV43)

Wait, someone goes TO Ohio for crackers?

Ohioans go to Tenn!

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:11 PM (CN+Qv)

546 Offer let woman cook pancakes for you. Good commitment test.

Posted by: Unfrozen Caveman Date Advice at July 01, 2011 08:11 PM (GfhFm)

547 And to think my brother and the neighborhood kids used to have bottle rocket fights.  Fricking insane that was.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:11 PM (Fb9Q0)

548 #550: I could understand going to Cincinnati for chili. That's good stuff!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:12 PM (dbYHP)

549 552, We had bottle rocket fights. They were awsome. I'd beat my kids sensless if I caught them doing that.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 08:12 PM (NtTkA)

550 At Road Warrior Weekend a guy almost burned up his truck with a pretend rocket pod strapped to it. Poor sap.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:13 PM (gYuf3)

551

sifty - you are good people brother.

 

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:13 PM (Fb9Q0)

552 Damn.  Research.  FML.

  It's on the ONT shirt threads, under my nom de plume.  Easiest way to find it.

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 08:14 PM (NSM+r)

553 554 - see, I'm the same way. The shit I did as a kid, um, yeah, no. Off limits to mine. I know, what a hypocrite

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:14 PM (HjxoE)

554 With that, good night all.  Time to rest up for tourism! 

Posted by: soulpile is.. expendable, s.a. at July 01, 2011 08:15 PM (NSM+r)

555 Rest up, Soulpile. For great justice!

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:16 PM (gYuf3)

556 Off limits to mine. I know, what a hypocrite

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 02, 2011 01:14 AM (HjxoE)

Nah, but since you did it, its boring to see it again.  Make up some new stunts dammit!

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:16 PM (CN+Qv)

557 Good night, Soulpile!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:16 PM (dbYHP)

558 562 - I know, right. Boring old battle-axe

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:17 PM (HjxoE)

559 #558: It's not hypocritical to tell your kids not to make the same mistakes you've made.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:17 PM (dbYHP)

560 548 533 - thank you! I feel the same way. Adequate, yes, but way too treacly. The power of hope, come on!

Story-wise, the first GoW is the best.  While Kratos of course is the main attraction, he was part of a bigger conflict amongst the gods themselves.  At and ever since GoW2, Kratos is now everything, with the gods being a very distant second.  Only Athena had anything approaching the prominence as Kratos (Zeus was absent for most of GoW3), and you know how that turned out.

But then again, who plays GoW for the plot?    In that type of game, the plot only needs to be enough to drive forward and justify the actions.  However, had GoW3 included a better plot, it would have transcended into something past brutally awesome. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:18 PM (c0A3e)

561 Back in NY we used to play tag with Roman Candles.

Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2011 08:18 PM (Qbjwa)

562 558 - thank you, that's my reasoning as well. They'll come up with their own fresh hell, right.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:18 PM (HjxoE)

563 OK, how about making jumps with bikes then jumping over 14 trash cans with your brother at the end to make it interesting?

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:18 PM (Fb9Q0)

564 564, Yeah, but you don't know how hot fire is until you get burned. This parenting shit is tough. I was a much better parent when I didn't have children.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 08:19 PM (NtTkA)

565 Back in NY we used to play tag with Roman Candles.

Posted by: garrett at July 02, 2011 01:18 AM (Qbjwa)

they don't chase you when they are 'it'

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:19 PM (CN+Qv)

566 Continuing from #564... I'd want my kids to get an earlier start dating than I did, for example... I don't think it'd be hypocritical of me to want grandchildren before I'm dead.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:19 PM (dbYHP)

567 Kratos,

The makers of GoW are fools for not putting you on the payroll.

You do more for my chances of buying that expensive piece of addictive plastic than all their ads combined.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:19 PM (gYuf3)

568

they don't chase you when they are 'it'

 

'it' is on fire.  Stop drop and roll.

Stop. Drop. Roll.

Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2011 08:20 PM (Qbjwa)

569 565 - true, I bow at the wisdom of the ghost of Sparta. I do indeed love the series for the fight Dammit man, forcing me to admit to my childish desires

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:21 PM (HjxoE)

570 Yeah, but you don't know how hot fire is until you get burned.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 02, 2011 01:19 AM (NtTkA)

Oddly, though, they are able to project that mowing the lawn or cleaning their room is no fun. No need to discover that on their own.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:21 PM (CN+Qv)

571 I am definitely going to make sure my kid stays away from his cousins, has as few stitches as possible, and doesn't have wheels on his house while growing up.

The bar is pretty low in my family.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:21 PM (gYuf3)

572 Day Three

I-40 Oklahoma City has to be the most rural big city in the world. Welcome to OKC sign, but don't see anything but prairie for miles

I-40 Texas Panhandle one hour east of Amarillo. OJ verdict being read. Hope the SOB is found guilty, but worry over whether riots will ensue in L.A.

I-40 Palo Duro Canyon - amazing how fast the land changes just west of Amarillo. Looks like a moonscape

I-40 Tucumcari NM - high winds make driving a more physical chore along with the gas pedal pushing back. See a plane flying over and wish I was on it. At Tucumcari truck stop, the TV is covering the OJ verdict. Celebrations from black truckers disgust me

I-40 Albuquerque - the valley looks fantastic with the low sun hitting the mountains.

I-40 Grants NM - fantastic sunset almost makes me forget the winds and the evil torturing gas pedal

I-40 Eastern AZ - winds have subsided, dark and clear. You can see even the smallest town for miles in the desert at night

I-40 - Flagstaff AZ - much cooler up here, windy and chilly but it looks like a gorgeous town even in the dark

Cont'd

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 08:22 PM (so1xa)

573 575, good point.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at July 01, 2011 08:22 PM (NtTkA)

574 I don't think it'd be hypocritical of me to want grandchildren before I'm dead.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 02, 2011 01:19 AM (dbYHP)

Hopefully its after they leave school, though.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:23 PM (CN+Qv)

575 575 - This! Yeah, boy....

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:23 PM (HjxoE)

576

Flagstaff AZ - much cooler up here, windy and chilly but it looks like a gorgeous town even in the dark

 

Stop for a scone!

Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2011 08:24 PM (Qbjwa)

577 I used to smuggle M-80s in from Mexico to sell to schoolkids in Southern California.  Probably still a good idea.

Posted by: W.C. Varones at July 01, 2011 08:24 PM (L7YoZ)

578 582 - I believe the soccer moms are buying those now.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:25 PM (HjxoE)

579 552 And to think my brother and the neighborhood kids used to have bottle rocket fights.  Fricking insane that was. Posted by: journolist at July 02, 2011 01:11 AM

Boomers would remember what bottlerockets shot along the ground were called in less sensitive times ..

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 08:25 PM (so1xa)

580 When I was a very a naughty and rebellious young lad my buddy and I sent a big (read: illegal) bottle rocket into a neighbor's curbside drain pipe.

You could here it wiggle it's way up the pipe right to where it exploded underneath his washing machine. I think it was his washing machine. Whatever it was, it made a "gong" like a fucking steeple bell.

My goodness, I would so kick my younger ass today.

Posted by: That guy that brings nothing to the conversation but doesn't say anything bannable...yet at July 01, 2011 08:26 PM (5eTws)

581 Nowdays, the school kids will trade you their heroin and their sex slaves for some good firecrackers.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:26 PM (gYuf3)

582 #575: Hopefully!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:27 PM (dbYHP)

583

Boomers would remember what bottlerockets shot along the ground were called in less sensitive times ..

 

You are on my short list, buddy.

Posted by: Maureen Dowdd at July 01, 2011 08:27 PM (Qbjwa)

584 oops, sock-be-gone

Posted by: jcjimi at July 01, 2011 08:27 PM (5eTws)

585 My comment at #587 was intended as an answer to #579. I don't know how I accidentally referenced #575 instead, but I disavow any responsibility for my mistake.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:29 PM (dbYHP)

586 So I'm reading this and I realize, mind you I'm single so it has taken me longer to realize this, I realize that there's a trend towards "experts" recommending that married couple be total whores for each other.  I'm gonna call this trend monogamous sexual deviancy.  Not being unfaithful, but, for example, treating your wife like a five dollar Thai hooker in the bedroom.  Chaining your husband to the wall and whipping him mercilessly, that kinda thing.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not disapproving, I'm totally down with this.  But I'm single so I lack a woman to test this theory with.

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 08:29 PM (4ixH5)

587

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 02, 2011 01:29 AM (dbYHP)

I blame Society

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:30 PM (CN+Qv)

588 590 - dude, that happens to you too! Were you # hacked?

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at July 01, 2011 08:30 PM (HjxoE)

589 493:

He's living with someone or married.


Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 12:55 AM (gYuf3)

Yep.  Buy her a copy of He's Just Not That Into You.  Make sure she reads every page.

Posted by: Storm at July 01, 2011 08:30 PM (AZFgs)

590 #591: That's actually totally in keeping with Christian views on sex... do whatever it takes to keep your spouse satisfied.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:31 PM (dbYHP)

591 591:

Keep the wife bowlegged and sitting on frozen peas Sunday morning and you'll never have to worry about what she's doing on Saturday night.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:31 PM (gYuf3)

592 #558: It's not hypocritical to tell your kids not to make the same mistakes you've made.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 02, 2011 01:17 AM (dbYHP)

It's called wisdom.

Posted by: Storm at July 01, 2011 08:31 PM (AZFgs)

593 The makers of GoW are fools for not putting you on the payroll.

Again, sifty, you're too kind.    I'm just a fan-boy;  GoW is one of the few things I truly geek-out on. 

But had Stig Asmussen (the director for GoW3) taken my advice and made the plot better, the finished product would not have been as good as it came out, as the action would have undoubtedly suffered for it.   For example, I would not have had the Blade of Olympus in that game.  In GoW3, Kratos plows through several higher-tier Greek gods like they were nothing, even though it was established in the game series that the gods could grow to tremendous size for combat.  (And Ares was a bitch to kill, requiring 3 different fight scenes).

In the beginning of GoW3, had I some creative control, I would have had Kratos destroy the Blade of Olympus (by melting it down or something), thereby weakening the rest of the gods, denying them truly god-lie powers, but yet still being formidable foes.  So...yeah, better that I had nothing to do with the production formation.  But I can make a hell of a mascot,


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:32 PM (c0A3e)

594 Anyone here ever make pipe-bombs from "Whistling Pete" powder and gas pipe? Pack it in with newspaper and lots 'o hammer blows, cap only one end. In my day that was just boy bein' boys. The mailboxes in the neighborhood may a have disagreed.

Get the fuck off my lawn.



Posted by: jcjimi at July 01, 2011 08:33 PM (5eTws)

595 #597: Yes! The wisdom of experience.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:33 PM (dbYHP)

596

Posted by: Robert at July 02, 2011 01:29 AM (4ixH5)

Experts say that you should never listen to experts.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:33 PM (CN+Qv)

597 Heh, back in high school one night we had the bright idea to a bunch of bottle rockets and pull the sticks off then put them in a pile with the fuses set so we could light them all at once.  And then we ran.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 08:34 PM (oVQFe)

598 you can tell it's that time of the year as all my friends' fridges are filled to the rafters of pints of the year aged beers

Posted by: The Dude at July 01, 2011 08:34 PM (Ig1Wo)

599

Posted by: buzzion at July 02, 2011 01:34 AM (oVQFe)

Have you seen this, buzzion?

The Redneck Rocket Launcher.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:35 PM (c0A3e)

600

Yep. Buy her a copy of He's Just Not That Into You. Make sure she reads every page.

Posted by: Storm at July 02, 2011 01:30 AM (AZFgs)

Or the book "Get a clue you silly girl"

Posted by: Oldcat at July 01, 2011 08:35 PM (CN+Qv)

601 That's actually totally in keeping with Christian views on sex... do whatever it takes to keep your spouse satisfied.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 02, 2011 01:31 AM (dbYHP)

I'm not religious but...I could convert...


Keep the wife bowlegged and sitting on frozen peas Sunday morning and you'll never have to worry about what she's doing on Saturday night.

Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 01:31 AM (gYuf3)

That should be in Psalms.

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 08:35 PM (4ixH5)

602 Day 4 - Flagstaff AZ is indeed a beautiful Alpine town. It's a little strange driving off the mountain into the barren giant sandtrap and rock canyons that make up Western AZ.

Kingman AZ - Thankful that I-40 heads south for miles as a 60 mph wind from the north makes the truck and trailer rather squirrelly

I-40 Mojave Desert - don't drive this without a sizeable bottle of water with you. High dry winds actually chap your lips inside of a truck. Stop for gas in the middle of the desert, and the proprietor's prices tell you he knows you don't want to run out of gas out there

I-15  Cajon Pass - no winds here, only a little over an hour till I'm home.  Quite an adventure towing a trailer with an actuator brake down that grade ... shift into lower gear and the trailer is pushing and braking on its own.

Finally home in L.A. - get things out of the truck and take the car off the trailer. Go inside for a minute and when I get back out, someone has stolen a leather bomber jacket I've had and loved for 15 years. Welcome to L.A.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 08:36 PM (so1xa)

603 591 - yep, it's true. At least for us. Not the whipping thing. Just the whatever you want sexually thing. Look, my husband took a vow to be faithful to me. It's my job to live up to that end of the bargain. I make sure he's happy. Wink, wink...sorry if I offended anyone.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:36 PM (HjxoE)

604 journolist, buddy, you gots to come over for some BBQ and bullshittin'.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:36 PM (gYuf3)

605 Cheesiest song --- float on. i-pod please stop.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:36 PM (Fb9Q0)

606 #606: It should!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:36 PM (dbYHP)

607 In Orange County, California, there's only five cities where can they sell fireworks. But you can imagine what business those places do. I'm half-a-block away from a stand large enough to warrant its own bored sign-spinner working the intersection. 

Posted by: Sistrum at July 01, 2011 08:37 PM (rltQl)

608

Experts say that you should never listen to experts.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 02, 2011 01:33 AM (CN+Qv)

I'm thinking they might be on to something here.

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 08:37 PM (4ixH5)

609 #608: No offense at all here. Sounds like you've got good sense!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:37 PM (dbYHP)

610 That's actually totally in keeping with Christian views on sex... do whatever it takes to keep your spouse satisfied. Don't recall seeing the Cleveland Steamer in the New Testament.

Posted by: fluffy at July 01, 2011 08:38 PM (4Kl5M)

611 In Orange County, California, there's only five cities where can they sell fireworks. But you can imagine what business those places do. I'm half-a-block away from a stand large enough to warrant its own bored sign-spinner working the intersection. 

Posted by: Sistrum at July 02, 2011 01:37 AM (rltQl)


if you want big, you need Gary, Indiana

Posted by: The Dude at July 01, 2011 08:38 PM (Ig1Wo)

612 615:

King James had to gloss over some stuff.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:39 PM (gYuf3)

613 612 In Orange County, California, there's only five cities where can they sell fireworks. But you can imagine what business those places do. I'm half-a-block away from a stand large enough to warrant its own bored sign-spinner working the intersection. 

Posted by: Sistrum at July 02, 2011 01:37 AM (rltQl)

< Um, I'm thinking you are about 1 click away from Irvine Blvd and 17th street. Just down from Mi Casa.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:39 PM (Fb9Q0)

614 598 - that is very interesting ghost of Sparta, I like it. See, I play to beat the game, the first go round. Then I play again to enjoy the story. You actually think the story out, impressive.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:40 PM (HjxoE)

615 #615: Well, that is sort of a grey area there... It's probably best to make sure that's not a dealbreaker before hopping in the sack.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:40 PM (dbYHP)

616 604

Posted by: buzzion at July 02, 2011 01:34 AM (oVQFe)

Have you seen this, buzzion?

The Redneck Rocket Launcher.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 02, 2011 01:35 AM (c0A3e)

Well that's actually kind of cool.  At least cooler than a single bottle rocket launched.  The thing is that ours didn't go up.  They went out at ground level.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 08:41 PM (oVQFe)

617

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 02, 2011 01:36 AM (HjxoE)

Actually, if I could get a DNA sample of you for my Clone-a-matic 9000, that would be great.

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 08:41 PM (4ixH5)

618 614 - thanks, I'm all about customer service

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:42 PM (HjxoE)

619 I think that back in the day, half of the GDP of the state of South Carolina was fireworks shops on US 301 selling to folks heading back north

Posted by: kbdabear at July 01, 2011 08:42 PM (so1xa)

620 King James had to gloss over some stuff.

The 6 Raunchiest, Most Depraved Sex Acts from the Bible

/It's from Cracked, just as a warning.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:43 PM (c0A3e)

621 oh and fuck you Valve for not really putting up anything good on sale for the first two days of the sale.

I've got money, don't you want my money Gabe?

Posted by: The Dude at July 01, 2011 08:44 PM (Ig1Wo)

622 622 - lmao, my husband says I need to "spread the word" on that aspect of marriage

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:45 PM (HjxoE)

623 Thanks for the warning Kratos.

cracked is on my shitlist.

We're funnier anyway.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:45 PM (gYuf3)

624 619 598 - that is very interesting ghost of Sparta, I like it. See, I play to beat the game, the first go round. Then I play again to enjoy the story. You actually think the story out, impressive.

Again, thanks m'lady, but I have had over a year to think about it.

/Did you think GoW3 dragged during the 2/3rd mark, with the Labyrinth?  It wasn't that bad, but the story kinda slowed down. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:45 PM (c0A3e)

625 Buddyyyyyyyyyy!!

Posted by: Papa Editor at July 01, 2011 08:46 PM (FZZ94)

626

sifty - what we could do is set up a "preliminary" L.A. Moron meetup next week somewhere around Burbank and figure we will be there and whoever wants to join can.

 

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:46 PM (Fb9Q0)

627

Or the book "Get a clue you silly girl"

Posted by: Oldcat at July 02, 2011 01:35 AM (CN+Qv)


Same book, different title.  She needs to find one, poor dear.

Posted by: Storm at July 01, 2011 08:47 PM (AZFgs)

628 cracked is on my shitlist.

Why, may I ask?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:48 PM (c0A3e)

629 I like Cracked, but I do get annoyed when politics is bought up. Thankfully, it doesn't happen all that often there.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 08:50 PM (dbYHP)

630 629 - big time. My son and I both though that. He commented during gameplay, Mom come on, this is taking forever! It wasn't horrible, just seemed like fuller, for lack of better word.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:50 PM (HjxoE)

631 journolist:

Definitely.

I've already got a BBQ planned for next Saturday at my place in Burbank that I've been pimpin like Harvey Keitel.

I'm on the facebook thing. Just look for the guy there that looks dumb enough to be me and you can't miss.



Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:52 PM (gYuf3)

632 635 - filler, not fuller. So see, there was a better word

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:54 PM (HjxoE)

633 Cracked seldom fails to throw in some totally gratuitous slam on Republicans, Sarah Palin, or Christians. It is strained and unfunny. I think one of their editors wants to be Jon Stewart when it grows up.

Some of their stuff is funny, no doubt.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 08:54 PM (gYuf3)

634 633 cracked is on my shitlist.

Why, may I ask?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 02, 2011 01:48 AM (c0A3e)

Probably with their stupid little digs and outright hostility towards conservatism.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 08:55 PM (oVQFe)

635 635 629 - big time. My son and I both though that. He commented during gameplay, Mom come on, this is taking forever! It wasn't horrible, just seemed like fuller, for lack of better word.

Yes, it was filler to a) justify getting Pandora and b) expanding the game for 2-3 hours. 

For the story, God of War was a victim of it's own success.  From the first game, it was quite clear that GoW was only meant to be comprised of one game.  After GoW became wildly popular, the story was expanded upon to milk the Kratos-gravy train for Sony as much as possible. 

Now, my namesake is over-exposed, being in an MK game of all things.  Geez. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 08:56 PM (c0A3e)

636 638 - that's funny. I love cracked, but I always think the same thing when I read it. Someone, somewhere, is trying out there daily show material in front of the bathroom mirror

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 08:56 PM (HjxoE)

637 I loved fireworks as a kid. We used to save up shit all year to blow up. Model cars, old christmas ornaments, stuffed animals, cans, you name it. If an M-80, cherry bomb, or ash can could take it apart, it got wasted. We were already older when block busters became common. Kinda glad for that, god knows what me and my friends would have done with those.

Posted by: Berserker at July 01, 2011 08:56 PM (FMbng)

638 sifty - I facebook don't have.   

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:56 PM (Fb9Q0)

639

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 02, 2011 01:45 AM (HjxoE)

I shall heed the word, milady!

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 08:57 PM (4ixH5)

640 Kratos --- point of order. lower case g should be used in reference to you know who.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 08:58 PM (Fb9Q0)

641 In the past, College Humor has seemed less ready to pander to the John Stewart crowd than the Cracked staff.

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 08:59 PM (FQlFL)

642 Don't recall seeing the Cleveland Steamer in the New Testament.

Posted by: fluffy at July 02, 2011 01:38 AM (4Kl5M)

Maybe they called it something different like the Damascus Dip?

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 08:59 PM (4ixH5)

643 640 - oh, it's alright ghost of sparta. It's the original that's always remembered in perpetuity anyway. Star Wars, anyone? I mean we all got hooked because of the first one, right? And yes, it was meant to be a one-off. But who knew?

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:00 PM (HjxoE)

644 Dammit. Don;t know how to clue you in to the bunker location without letting every cocksucker troll and jihadi in the world know.

How do smarter people than me handle this stuff?

Some of you shut-ins must contact each other. Ideas?

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 09:00 PM (gYuf3)

645 #647: The Dimona Deuce?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:01 PM (dbYHP)

646 Kratos has a spot on the "10 Most Overrated Videogame Characters" list (#6), a spot which, because of his over-exposure in the video-game world and lack of a better "redemption" story, is well earned.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:01 PM (c0A3e)

647 644 - stop, you make a girl blush

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:01 PM (HjxoE)

648 649 Dammit. Don;t know how to clue you in to the bunker location without letting every cocksucker troll and jihadi in the world know.

How do smarter people than me handle this stuff?

Some of you shut-ins must contact each other. Ideas?

Posted by: sifty at July 02, 2011 02:00 AM (gYuf3)

Make a throw away e-mail address?

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 09:02 PM (oVQFe)

649

Wow, only South Carolina has a ban on fireworks smaller than 3 inches tall or half an inch wide; I believe the actual wording of the law is, "Section VII: Fireworks: Don't bring that weak-ass shit in here."

Posted by: LexisTexas at July 01, 2011 09:03 PM (Cn396)

650 #649: I'm trying to set up a Moron Meetup in Denver a few weeks from now. Bayou Bob's on the 22nd or 23rd, anyone?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:03 PM (dbYHP)

651 645 Kratos --- point of order. lower case g should be used in reference to you know who.

So noted. 

Maybe they called it something different like the Damascus Dip?

No, that's Isaiah 17, a prophecy against Damascus, where it is foretold that Damascus shall "cease to be a city". 

I wish I could quote that to Bashir Assad directly,

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:04 PM (c0A3e)

652 651 - phooey, says me. I think it's still one of the greatest games, evah! And a great character. How much more tortured can one man be? I mean?

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:04 PM (HjxoE)

653 651 Kratos has a spot on the "10 Most Overrated Videogame Characters" list (#6), a spot which, because of his over-exposure in the video-game world and lack of a better "redemption" story, is well earned.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 02, 2011 02:01 AM (c0A3e)

Heh, DK is on the list at 10 and they're talking about his need for another good game.  They just had one come out on the Wii last year that is much more in the veing of Donkey Kong Country.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 09:05 PM (oVQFe)

654 655 #649: I'm trying to set up a Moron Meetup in Denver a few weeks from now. Bayou Bob's on the 22nd or 23rd, anyone?


Was just there today.  I was early, dammit!  Had to see someone around the south side where Josephine and University meet.  Nice neighborhood.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:05 PM (4g8mr)

655 And now...

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:06 PM (HjxoE)

656 648 640 - oh, it's alright ghost of sparta. It's the original that's always remembered in perpetuity anyway.

Maybe not for this case, because GoW3 was so epic in scope and it's release for the PS3 was a big f'ing deal (to quote Slow Joe), but it's possible the first game could outlive the rest.  Time will tell.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:06 PM (c0A3e)

657 Now...

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:06 PM (HjxoE)

658 For the win!

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:06 PM (4g8mr)

659 I've never played a DK game.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:07 PM (c0A3e)

660 Damn

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:07 PM (4g8mr)

661 Shout at the devil !

Posted by: Jackhole at July 01, 2011 09:07 PM (DU15A)

662 662- true...

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:07 PM (HjxoE)

663 siftless 2000 and three at yahooooooo dot com.

that should do it.

Damned internet with the hula hoops and ice cream sodas and meddlin kids.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 09:07 PM (gYuf3)

664 Double damn

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:07 PM (4g8mr)

665 Yay!

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:07 PM (HjxoE)

666 The Dimona Deuce?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 02, 2011 02:01 AM (dbYHP)

The Tigris Tickle?

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 09:08 PM (4ixH5)

667 657 651 - phooey, says me. I think it's still one of the greatest games, evah! And a great character. How much more tortured can one man be? I mean?

I did appreciate that GoW3 tried to flesh out Kratos' character more, and there were a few moments where he showed had some vestiges of humanity instead of being only a mere whirlwind of destruction.

But still, Kratos' is still a pretty 1D character. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:08 PM (c0A3e)

668 Rum's not even around! Damn! Well, good-bye soul, it was fun while it lasted....

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:09 PM (HjxoE)

669 You want fireworks try Honolulu on New Years Eve.

Posted by: davidt at July 01, 2011 09:09 PM (GfhFm)

670 Dammit. Don;t know how to clue you in to the bunker location without letting every cocksucker troll and jihadi in the world know.

How do smarter people than me handle this stuff?

Caulk marks on a postal box, comrade. It works every time--Aldrich Ames told me so.

Shit, I can actually see a future where we'll have to engage in covert operations if commies at Newsweek have the gall to openly question the Constitution.

Posted by: derit at July 01, 2011 09:10 PM (FQlFL)

671

Posted by: LexisTexas at July 02, 2011 02:03 AM (Cn396)


no, it's more like no quarter or half sticks of dynamite

Posted by: The Dude at July 01, 2011 09:10 PM (Ig1Wo)

672 You plan on sticking around for a few days, NCRef? I could probably swing an invite to a barbecue for you this weekend if you're not otherwise occupied.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:10 PM (dbYHP)

673 672 - yeah, that was a nice shot at fleshing him out. But, in the end...

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:10 PM (HjxoE)

674 I already do my return address on bills in Tengwar.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 09:12 PM (gYuf3)

675 And for Yeff, if he's around here instead of just on the group email, I've got a funny story (to me, anyway) about mis-hearing your name.

So I'm reffin' this game, an easy one, 15 or 16 year old boys, and the coach starts jumping on me right from the kickoff!

Hey Ref!  You gotta run if you want to stay in the game!

Ref!  Do you have any idea what you're doing out there?

C'mon Ref!  Awww Ref, you act like you don't even care what you're doing out there!

So after about 10 minutes of this, I go over and tell him that if he doesn't like what I'm doing out there, he's welcome to tell ME, but if he keeps telling EVERYBODY, he will not even get to see the end of the first half.

He looks at me with this dumbfounded look on his face, and then points over my shoulder.  "Hey JEFF!  Come here a sec."

Me:  "Oops, my bad."

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:14 PM (4g8mr)

676 So it's a requirement for refs to be hearing impaired as well as sight impaired?

Posted by: Jeff's Dad at July 01, 2011 09:17 PM (GfhFm)

677 Oh, and if it helps things, NC Ref, this barbecue will be with the more conservative of my groups of friends.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:17 PM (dbYHP)

678 Nice one Ref.



Sometimes it's nice having a very out-of-fashion name.


Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 09:18 PM (gYuf3)

679 681 So it's a requirement for refs to be hearing impaired as well as sight impaired?


Zero points for originality.  But I will laugh at good ones that I hear on the field. 

Best one recently:  "Hey, ref!  I found your cell phone.  I know its yours because its got a bunch of missed calls!"

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:19 PM (4g8mr)

680

Posted by: NC Ref at July 02, 2011 02:14 AM (4g8mr)

One free internet for you, sir.

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 09:21 PM (4ixH5)

681 GT, that sounds like a group I'd like to meet.  Although from my recent experience in Colorado, you must know ALL the conservatives, right?

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:23 PM (4g8mr)

682 684 - so, ref, your seeing eye dog is eating my peanuts. You owe me, you lazy-eyed bum! I said that, this week, does that count?

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:26 PM (HjxoE)

683 sifty - confirmed.

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 09:26 PM (Fb9Q0)

684 2xblessedmom, yes.  Yes it does.  To me, its a couple years old, but still funny.  And I haven't had anyone top it, so YOU WIN!

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:28 PM (4g8mr)

685 #686: I wouldn't say I know all of them. Most of this group is somewhere between conservative and libertarian. There's one full-on liberal in the group, but he shies away from political discussions because he knows he'd be on his own in this bunch.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:28 PM (dbYHP)

686 678 672 - yeah, that was a nice shot at fleshing him out. But, in the end...

Speaking of the end, I thought it was a good one, in the context of the whole "hope" thing.  Thoughts?

/And I knew my mistrust of Athena was justified.  The gods are indeed petty and pathetic - it just took Athena being "transformed" for it to show through.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:29 PM (c0A3e)

687 615 That's actually totally in keeping with Christian views on sex... do whatever it takes to keep your spouse satisfied.

Don't recall seeing the Cleveland Steamer in the New Testament.

What he means, sir, is Old Testament situations. Real Wrath-of-God-type stuff! Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies... Rivers and seas boiling...

Posted by: Ray Stantz at July 01, 2011 09:30 PM (BSWJE)

688 689 - thanks, it got a pretty good laugh at the park The ref's know me, so I always try to take the piss out of them

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:30 PM (HjxoE)

689 @693 - as long as its not personal or persistent (2 of the 3 P's), its usually ok.  Although you will get your share of jackasses who take everything personally.  I hate working with those guys.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:32 PM (4g8mr)

690

All take care now.

And Kratos, dude get some rest brother.  Do you know what time it is???

Posted by: journolist at July 01, 2011 09:33 PM (Fb9Q0)

691 691 - I did, as well. Yeah Athena was, what, the flesh laid bare, as it were. I admit, I did like the whole "hope" bit. I thought it tied the series together nicely. I'm a sap...

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:34 PM (HjxoE)

692 694 - right that's funny, my hubby and I were just discussing the 3 p's. This particular ref is a horse's patoot, so getting him riled up was job one for me It got the crowd going, which got the players going...you know the drill.

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:39 PM (HjxoE)

693

And Kratos, dude get some rest brother.  Do you know what time it is???

Since I don't have kids, I don't have to worry about where they are.  And it's only 11:36 pm.  Oh wait, that's the time where you are.  .

I'll get to bed soon enough, but thanks for looking out for my welfare.

696 691 - I did, as well. Yeah Athena was, what, the flesh laid bare, as it were. I admit, I did like the whole "hope" bit. I thought it tied the series together nicely.

Now that I have thought about it, the way Pandora's box was depicted in GoW was a nice perversion of the original Greek myth.  Originally, Pandora's Box was a Greek God WMD for humanity, where the plagues contained within affected mortals (this was deliberate, IIRC).  In the GoW universe, a mortal (Kratos) released the plagues to the gods

So while I'll complain half-heatedly about the GoW plot, it had some really unique plays on Greek mythology in general.  And GoW really caught on to the Greek god's petulant and all-too human emotional characteristics. 


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:42 PM (c0A3e)

694 It got the crowd going, which got the players going...you know the drill.


Yep.  I go to baseball games and yell at the umps.  You pays your money, you gets to voice your opinions!  Just so you know when to stop so you get to see the end of the match. 

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:43 PM (4g8mr)

695 btw, why make a lock/key for a box you never wanted opened again after it was shut?

/One of many GoW3 plot holes. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 01, 2011 09:44 PM (c0A3e)

696 699 - exactly! For me, it's all good-natured. For others, not so much. Then, it's uncomfortable, yuck...

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:45 PM (HjxoE)

697 E-mail genetictunder at yahoo-dot-com if you want more info, NC Ref. Looks like we're planning on Sunday afternoon/evening.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:46 PM (dbYHP)

698 And it's only 11:36 pm.


Speaking of which...I'm in IA, supposedly central time, but my hotel clock says its 245.  My cpu and phone are on EST, my car clock is on PST, and I have no idea what time it really is.  If I have enough valu-rite, does it even matter?

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:48 PM (4g8mr)

699 700 - ha! My son said almost those exact same words. He hates plot holes. That being said, anytime we hit a pothole in the road, he says, better than the "plothole" in GOW. He just cannot stand that

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:50 PM (HjxoE)

700 703- nope, it doesn't. Just enjoy

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:51 PM (HjxoE)

701 That's two double-posts for me. I'm yammering. Nite, y'all!

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 09:53 PM (HjxoE)

702
found this gem again while mining youtube.
Remember hearing this in my Dad's '76 F150 while learning to drive on the way back home from Charlie's Chuckhouse.

http://tinyurl.com/6axujvh

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 09:53 PM (gYuf3)

703 701 699 - exactly! For me, it's all good-natured. For others, not so much. Then, it's uncomfortable, yuck...


I did a state cup game last month where one of the parents was jumping on his kid telling him "if he didn't want to play hard, they'd find a nice challenge team for him next year."  Although it was definitely abusive, he only said it twice.  The second time he said it, I told myself if I hear it one more time, that parent is gone.  Fortunately for everyone, the dumbass shut his mouth (encouraged by other parents) before we had to get involved.

But one of my secret pleasures as a ref is getting between an abusive parent and their child, and telling them "even though its YOUR kid, that kind of behavior will not continue or you will leave."  Even more fun is when they try to test me on this.      After which, they lose, and all the other parents thank me for dealing with it.  Out of earshot of the jackass, of course.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:54 PM (4g8mr)

704 G'night mom!

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 09:54 PM (4g8mr)

705 Oh, and anyone who's interested in a Denver Moron Meetup later this month should feel free to e-mail me at the same address.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:56 PM (dbYHP)

706 Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at July 01, 2011 09:58 PM (dbYHP)

707 708 - that is the shit! I'm glad to hear it. I hate that with a passion and always admire the officials who don't tolerate that garbage. Nicely played

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 10:04 PM (HjxoE)

708 50 years ago, Cracked was the unfunny third-rate ankle-biter that took in journeyman cartoonists who weren't good enough for Mad Magazine.

In 2011, Cracked is the unfunny compilation of "8 Most/Worst/Biggest _______" lists nobody asked for, that takes in fifth-rate blog writers who aren't good enough for EW.com's "Hits and Misses" column.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at July 01, 2011 10:05 PM (RCaEN)

709 Now good night, for real, I mean it...

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 10:05 PM (HjxoE)

710 Hello War. You cranky old SOB. How you doin tonight?

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 10:06 PM (gYuf3)

711 Thanks twiceblessedmom!  It really is all about the kids, and I mean that in a totally non-governmental-supervisory way.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 10:06 PM (4g8mr)

712 Crankier 'n ever, sifty.  Looks like I'm going to be out of work all summer.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at July 01, 2011 10:08 PM (RCaEN)

713 716 - no you don't you nanny government nazi fascist....oh, sorry, I digress . Nighty-nite

Posted by: twiceblessedmom at July 01, 2011 10:09 PM (HjxoE)

714 yeah. me too. probably be SOL until my boy gets 5 or so and we get the fuck out of California.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 10:10 PM (gYuf3)

715 night 2BMom!

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 10:11 PM (gYuf3)

716 Hoosiers is on HBO.  Great flick.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 10:13 PM (4g8mr)

717 Ok I'm watching Redeye and the way PAB just phrased her joking slam at Gutfeld it sounded like he is going to essentially be the host of that show that takes over Beck's slot.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 10:15 PM (oVQFe)

718 I escaped CA once.... sometimes I think I might just be getting crazy enough to go back.  Sure would help if OC/SD/Riverside would hurry up with this secession thing and create a livable state.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at July 01, 2011 10:15 PM (RCaEN)

719

Another suggestion for good clean fun:  But a couple dozen 2 lb propane bottles and scatter them around.  Add a burning flare.  Back off about 60 yards and let rip with the AR, pistols, etc.  Hollywood grade firebombs ensue.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at July 01, 2011 10:17 PM (Mp2zy)

720 don't come back.

In three years it will be twelve limp dicks, 20 million illegals and a vineyard.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 10:18 PM (gYuf3)

721 I wish I could quote that to Bashir Assad directly,

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 02, 2011 02:04 AM (c0A3e)

Wasn't "Damascus Dip" Bashar's nickname in High School?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 01, 2011 10:18 PM (kaalw)

722 Sorry, had to work late. I just caught up with everybody leaving. :-( Anyway, just wanted to say, He's exhausted, and he thinks he has 5 1/2 more years to go. Well, I'm not paying for him to play another 180 rounds of golf. Just sayin' ... 'nite all! Enjoy your fourth.

Posted by: Milo at July 01, 2011 10:19 PM (3GLzu)

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 10:19 PM (gYuf3)

724 Why is it whenever I watch a video on YouTube, the featured (paid for) video suggestion is an "I'm a Mormon" PSA?

Posted by: Truman North at July 01, 2011 10:22 PM (K2wpv)

725 729:

Because you are an evil sinner who is going straight to Hell to roast for a trillion years.

Or could be anything, really.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 10:24 PM (gYuf3)

726

@731

Well said.

Posted by: buzzion at July 01, 2011 10:29 PM (oVQFe)

727 @731

I think that's something we all can relate to and get behind.

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 10:35 PM (gYuf3)

728 safasfdasdf asdf

Posted by: nike free at July 02, 2011 03:25 AM (eIj/Z)

Take your commie shit elsewhere, buddy, this here's a FREE blog!

Posted by: Robert at July 01, 2011 10:39 PM (4ixH5)

729 Pretty much, yeah.  It doesn't take much to remind me why I left.

Liberals ought to be proud of themselves; it seems they really can do anything.  They were able to take the best place on earth to live, and transform it into somewhere to get away from as quickly as possible.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at July 01, 2011 10:39 PM (RCaEN)

730 Commies are allergic to Charley Pride.


http://tinyurl.com/67bfp4d

Posted by: sifty at July 01, 2011 10:45 PM (gYuf3)

731 I hear voices and they don't like Obama. Roses are red, violets are blue... I'm schizophrenic, and so am I Milo!

Posted by: Milo at July 01, 2011 11:01 PM (3GLzu)

732 Wanna know why they think saul alinsky died June 12, 1972? 'Cuz parts is parts! Friends don't let friends bring chainsaws to DEMWIT rallies!

Posted by: Milo at July 01, 2011 11:04 PM (3GLzu)

733 sorry, gotta go. Guards r after me agin.

Posted by: Milo at July 01, 2011 11:06 PM (3GLzu)

734 I'm pretty sure that Texas has a significant fireworks ban but for good reason, remember our wildfires that Obama and FEMA screwed us over? Yeah, we are having some of the worst conditions with heat, lack of rain and therefore extremely dry conditions. We already had ATF set off some explosives (brain trust...) obviously not taking proper precautions (smart power) and set off another fire.

Posted by: Jackie at July 01, 2011 11:27 PM (3AtlR)

735 Just got caught up on my reading.  Chemjeff had a date???  Awesome!

And y'all are some funny mofos.  But now I must sleep pass out in a drunken stupor.

Don't forget to watch our wimmens win again tomorrow morning!  G'night everybody!

Posted by: NC Ref at July 01, 2011 11:32 PM (4g8mr)

736 Morning Morons

Yes we can get fireworks here. When I was a kid some of the teenagers with access to an auto make quite a living driving over the border to SC and buying fireworks to bootleg back to GA.

Columbus cause the ice age? Horseshit. That buys into the whole CO2 myth. Besides that, the current thought among many people is that the huge die-off of native-americans actually occurred before Columbus.


Posted by: Vic at July 01, 2011 11:58 PM (M9Ie6)

737 NC Ref, sounds like you are having a great trip. By car is the best way to see America.
 
I read that Cracked version of meeting his first prostitute; he was 19, it didn't happen to me until my mid twenties. Talk about a sheltered life. I was Vegas my first night in the 80s when this woman jumped on the elevator with me.
 
At least she didn't beat around the bush (heh) but got right down to it. Kinda tall, decent build, but not a real attractive face. She asked if I wanted company for the evening. Being a curious sort, I asked what she charged. She wanted $100 for an hour. My total gambling budget was set at $100 per day in losses.
 
I said no thanks but thanks for the info. I never have directly paid for sex and doubt it will ever happen. Ultimately, if you are having sex with a woman you end up paying somehow. At least there is a human connection (good) vs a business deal (not so good).

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 01, 2011 11:58 PM (ENKCw)

738 Yeah, too bad can't get cherry bombs and M-80s anymore.

Posted by: Vic at July 01, 2011 11:59 PM (M9Ie6)

739 In response to "Where did you say you needed to go?" I got "Are you a cop?". Not a lot of mystery there. I wasn't tempted. She was more the Down-By-the-Airport kind and not so much the Heart-of-Gold kind.

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Posted by: canada goose parka at July 02, 2011 12:16 AM (Mqo+u)

741 I am so lucky to read your post!thank you!

Posted by: Jersey at July 02, 2011 12:17 AM (VpAvQ)

742 Can't wait for canada goose parka to meet Little Miss GrammarCheck.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 02, 2011 12:21 AM (4g8mr)

743 Here in SC we can break out the mortars... I love the smell of napalm in the morning.......

Posted by: Uddercha0s at July 02, 2011 12:28 AM (sWBlL)

744 I thought I remembered, distinctly, that there was to be no math on this blog.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at July 02, 2011 01:17 AM (d0Tfm)

745 Are any of the Morons up yet?

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:03 AM (M9Ie6)

746 For the TV Movie crowd today. Those who feel like they must be tortured RETRO has The China Syndrome.  For those who wish to see one of the best Westerns of all time AMC has The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on today.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:11 AM (M9Ie6)

747 I am up,  Vic.  Getting ready to start on my second cup of coffee.

Obama's at Camp David.  It's a shame Marine One isn't due for extensive repairs.  He could stay there a while.

Posted by: Miss Marple at July 02, 2011 02:14 AM (Fo83G)

748 Well Good Morning Miss Marple

I have a bunch of news to post. Wonder if we will get a new open thread or if we have this one until noon.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:17 AM (M9Ie6)

749 Prostitute story.

Around five years ago I was in Montreal for a week. One night I went down to the hotel bar and there was a half dozen other guys that seemed to be part of some group also at the bar. After a little while the house prostitute sits down next to me and starts chatting me up, she was no doubt super hot. She worked for almost an hour but the thing is, no way am I paying five hundred plus dollars for going through the motions sex. She finally leaves but those six morons thought she was actually hitting on me and I was the luckiest bastard around. I let them think it for a little while but they wouldn't let it go so I told them what she was. After I did I could see the gears working in some of them, deciding if they could afford it, actually go through with it, etc.
Fuck'n idiots.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 02, 2011 02:26 AM (GZitp)

750 $500!!!!!!! no thanks

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:28 AM (M9Ie6)

751 Good Morning fellow 'Muricans.

Posted by: Pecos Bill at July 02, 2011 02:29 AM (j84s0)

752 Checking the Sat thread last week we didn't get a new one until about 11:00 so I guess I'll go ahead and post the news here.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:29 AM (M9Ie6)

753 Morn all, just caught an Ed Asner interview on an O'Creilly repeat...my god what a stinkin old commie. McCarthy was right.

Off to the Poconos today for some golf and gambling...I'm sure I'll get my money's worth of both.

Watch ya'll up to?


Posted by: dananjcon at July 02, 2011 02:31 AM (cU588)

754 "Sweetie, I'll do anything. Anything you want. $250." "$250 ?" "You got a deal, darling! Paint my house!" /Henny Youngman off

Posted by: Pecos Bill at July 02, 2011 02:31 AM (j84s0)

755 Start with the longest one first (also the one that should piss you off)

Illegal Net Neutrality rules second iteration (otherwise known as lets take control of the internet) go to Obama for approval

This article doesn’t give the clear picture on this totally illegal power grab. The Dems first tried to get this crap passed in Congress when they had a clear majority in both houses.  They failed. Next Obama tried to push it through the FCC with one of his executive fiat methods. The FCC was sued and the federal court told the FCC that they did not have the authority to do this.

What has changed since then?  In short nothing. They simply reissued the rules and are pushing them out again costing internet companies more money to sue them again. Obama and his goons show a clear disdain for the will of the American people, for the will of congress and the rule of law, and they have gone honey badger on court rulings they don’t agree with.

The old rule for Dems was go for legislation. If that fails go to the court. If that fails pack the court with your own judges. The new rules under Obama which have been demonstrated over and over again. Go for legislation. If that doesn’t work go for executive fiat. If the courts step in, ignore the court. King Obama, he rules by executive fiat, so let it be written so let it be done.

A Republican would never get away with this. He would long ago have been impeached with support from both sides of the aisle. But we know that a Democrat can be caught red-handed committing a felony and its OK.

So why is it bad?

First off it is federal control of the internet, just like the FCC was originally invented to take control of radio to shut down critics of FDR. It is done via George Soros who wants all the communists to control all news and communication in the U.S.

Soros coordination

John Fund at the WSJ explains some of the illegal actions

And in the end, this is just one more government grab of private property. The internet infrastructure is private property. The so-called “excuse” for moving in for government control is to assure all parties “equal opportunity of access” to the internet. What that means is that a company like Net Flix will be allowed to push massive amounts of data through the internet for the same charges for access as Ace and his Morons. In short, it is more of the corrupt American System where people who have contributed money to Dems get favorable rulings. In short, it is a we win everything item.


Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:31 AM (M9Ie6)

756

Some fodder for those who like to post assassination fantasies

Not only will Ace ban your ass and turn you over to the FBI, but it is illegal and you could go to jail. Like this guy.

I sent a link for this to Ace

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:33 AM (M9Ie6)

757

Gabe said he didn't see where Kagan should recuse herself from ruling on the Healthscam law

Well it looks like 49 House Republicans disagree.

Forty-nine Republican members of Congress have asked the House Judiciary Committee to “promptly investigate” Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in preparing a legal defense for President Obama’s health care law when she served as solicitor general.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:33 AM (M9Ie6)

758 Otis Lockett dick

couldn't have happened to a nicer guy

A Milwaukee Police Department property inventory notes that a CD of “photos taken of Lockett’s injuries pursuant to warrant” had been logged. 

Posted by: maverick muse at July 02, 2011 02:34 AM (lpWVn)

759

A lot of us don't think Obama should be in Libya but this is treason

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) recently sent a letter to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court enjoining them to initiate an investigation of NATO and its military commanders for potential war crimes related to civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Libya.

Notice he wants NATO and the military, not Obama “investigated”. FUCK.THIS.SLIMY.BASTARD with a porcupine. (Jane saying I stole)

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:34 AM (M9Ie6)

760

Forget Globull Warming alarmists

Here we have REAL scientist predicting another mini-ice age. And folks, the consequences of that are MUCH worse than those predicted by the warmies. There was a massive die off during the last one.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:35 AM (M9Ie6)

761 762

Some fodder for those who like to post assassination fantasies

Not only will Ace ban your ass and turn you over to the FBI, but it is illegal and you could go to jail. Like this guy.

I sent a link for this to Ace

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 07:33 AM (M9Ie6)

This becomes the de-facto poster boy for the tea-party in 3..2...

Posted by: dananjcon at July 02, 2011 02:35 AM (cU588)

762 $500!!!!!!! no thanks

Ever been to Montreal? That's probably on the low side. These aren't your everyday standing at the corner or even Nevada hookers.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 02, 2011 02:36 AM (GZitp)

763

I had an earlier post concerning Obama and executive fiat

Here he is intending to ignore the debt limit ceiling, or so says Chuckie Cheese. I got some news folks, they are already ignoring it. They are simply hiding it under accounting gimmicks, borrowing money from different accounts like federal employee retirement.


And that's the way it is, July 2, 2011.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:36 AM (M9Ie6)

764 Ever been to Montreal? That's probably on the low side. These aren't your everyday standing at the corner or even Nevada hookers.

Yeah, but it has been a long time ago. I believe in 1971 when I was living in upstate NY went up there for a day-trip.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:37 AM (M9Ie6)

765 borrowing money from different accounts

something borrowed, something new? no, stolen.

Cooked books, it's what's for dinner.

Posted by: maverick muse at July 02, 2011 02:39 AM (lpWVn)

766 Yeah, but it has been a long time ago. I believe in 1971 when I was living in upstate NY went up there for a day-trip.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 07:37 AM (M9Ie6) 

"Day-trip"

Ah, so thats what they called it back in the day!


Posted by: dananjcon at July 02, 2011 02:40 AM (cU588)

767 Well if you ever stay downtown Montreal in one of the upper scale hotels you will meet one. I believe most work with the hotels. These are very, very attractive women who don't work for peanuts.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 02, 2011 02:41 AM (GZitp)

768 Ah, so thats what they called it back in the day!

LOL, yeah, but I could barely afford the gas money then, much less a $500 hooker. I was still in school then.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:41 AM (M9Ie6)

769 Ever been to Montreal? Two weeks ago. The post office was on strike; three bridges and several elevated roadways are rated "possible imminent collapse", and the locals are as friggin' arrogant as ever. But the babes. Oh my. Chez chez la femme!

Posted by: Pecos Bill at July 02, 2011 02:42 AM (j84s0)

770 This becomes the de-facto poster boy for the anti-tea-party in 3..2...

Posted by: maverick muse at July 02, 2011 02:43 AM (lpWVn)

771 LOL, yeah, but I could barely afford the gas money then, much less a $500 hooker. I was still in school then.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 07:41 AM (M9Ie6)

Montreal in the early 70's, I'm sure there was lots of learnin goin on!

Posted by: dananjcon at July 02, 2011 02:44 AM (cU588)

772 Joe Biden speaking to a convention of teamsters in Las Vegas....a speech that was suppose to be non-political:

“Don’t come to me if you (vote Republican). You’re on your own, Jack.”

Mornin' 'rons!

Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2011 02:47 AM (X6akg)

773 Montreal in the early 70's, I'm sure there was lots of learnin goin on!

Yeah we had 3 of us living in an apartment in Saratoga Springs. Started with 4 but one flunked out so all of us had to kick in more rent money. I actually had to count pennies to buy cigarettes back then.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:48 AM (M9Ie6)

774 776 This becomes the de-facto poster boy for the anti-tea-party in 3..2...

Posted by: maverick muse at July 02, 2011 07:43 AM (lpWVn)

"Silent, obedient consent"....prescient and chilling.

Posted by: dananjcon at July 02, 2011 02:48 AM (cU588)

775 Mornin Tami.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:48 AM (M9Ie6)

776 Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 07:31 AM (M9Ie6)

"I won!"


The Constitution is for losers.


Besides Executive Orders are written into the Constitution, although they may be hard to see for the glare from the penumbra.

Posted by: Barky O at July 02, 2011 02:49 AM (yrGif)

777 BTW, that trip to Montreal was my first visit to a foreign country. (of many)

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:51 AM (M9Ie6)

778

Some fodder for those who like to post assassination fantasies

Not only will Ace ban your ass and turn you over to the FBI, but it is illegal and you could go to jail. Like this guy.

I sent a link for this to Ace

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 07:33 AM (M9Ie6)

What about posting three-way fantasies involving Hillary Clinton and Helen Thomas?  Should I even bother asking?

Posted by: Robert at July 02, 2011 02:52 AM (4ixH5)

779 What about posting three-way fantasies involving Hillary Clinton and Helen Thomas?  Should I even bother asking?

Only Erg would be interested in those.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:53 AM (M9Ie6)

780 BTW, I used the term "assassination fantasy" because that is the term Ace used on throwing his last Ban Hammer.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 02:55 AM (M9Ie6)

781 This one is my favorite Conspiracy. Things moved along too quickly and conveniently.

Posted by: sTevo at July 02, 2011 03:04 AM (VMcEw)

782 Good morning y'all. I'm so happy I don't have to drag the kids anywhere early this morning.

Posted by: Mama AJ at July 02, 2011 03:04 AM (XdlcF)

783 Good morning, M&M's. Must SUCK to be DSK this morning, ha, ha, ha.... ooooh boy... talk about a raw deal...

Posted by: CoolCzech at July 02, 2011 03:27 AM (kUaEF)

784 790 So what did DSK do to warrant such action from Chicago Inc. ?

Posted by: De' Debil Hisself at July 02, 2011 03:29 AM (lpWVn)

785 Ok, who's grilling this weekend, what are you having and gimme the recipes?

Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2011 03:30 AM (X6akg)

786 I had an interesting thought last night: If ancient Minoan women all walked around in tops specifically designed to emphasize their naked boobs... did ancient Minoan men walk around in pants designed to accommodate huge, ummm, salamis?

Posted by: CoolCzech at July 02, 2011 03:30 AM (kUaEF)

787 791 790 So what did DSK do to warrant such action from Chicago Inc. ? Posted by: De' Debil Hisself at July 02, 2011 08:29 AM (lpWVn) I think the record will show that on his last visit to Chicago, DSK asked the tall thing Kenyan standing in the back of the room to fetch him a cup of coffee.

Posted by: CoolCzech at July 02, 2011 03:31 AM (kUaEF)

788 Hermain Cain on F&F
.

Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2011 03:33 AM (X6akg)

789 It is not legal for PA residents to buy fireworks in PA for some reason.

Posted by: Mac at July 02, 2011 03:40 AM (YJTDx)

790 Yep! I was agreed, I'll keep in touch to your blog.

Posted by: download audiobooks online at July 02, 2011 03:40 AM (4x3i3)

791 Posted by: sTevo at July 02, 2011 08:04 AM (VMcEw)

Anyone check Hillary's closet next to where she "found" the Rose Law firm files?

Posted by: beedubya at July 02, 2011 03:49 AM (AnTyA)

792

What about posting three-way fantasies involving Hillary Clinton and Helen Thomas?  Should I even bother asking?

Dear Penthouse Forum……………………

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at July 02, 2011 03:50 AM (OWjjx)

793 792

Corn Pudding

Ingredients:
4 ears fresh corn, husked and cleaned
3/4 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. plus
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 sweet red pepper, diced
1/2 Anaheim pepper, diced
5 eggs
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
6 T. butter, melted
1 (8 1/2-oz.) can cream-style corn sweet
red pepper rings (optional)



Cook corn in boiling water to cover for 5-7 minutes, or until tender.
Drain, and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper, and set aside.
Cut cooled kernels off cobs.
Add diced peppers, and set aside.
Place eggs in another large bowl, and whisk lightly.
Whisk in cream, melted butter, and cream-style corn.
Slowly pour egg mixture into flour mixture, stirring constantly.
Stir in diced peppers and corn.
Pour pudding into a greased and floured 10-inch quiche pan or pie plate, and bake at 375º 40-45 minutes, or until pudding is golden brown and firm.
Allow to cool slightly before slicing.
Top with sweet red pepper rings, if desired, and serve warm.
Yield: 8-10 servings.

Posted by: De' Debil Hisself at July 02, 2011 03:51 AM (lpWVn)

794 Dear Penthouse Forum……………………

As they waddled together on the bed, their support hose made a soft swishing sound. I moved my hands over the folds of her back and pressed my manhood against her ass which seemed to run from her shoulders to her cankles.

Posted by: De' Debil Hisself at July 02, 2011 03:57 AM (lpWVn)

795 Gabe said he didn't see where Kagan should recuse herself from ruling on the Healthscam law

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 07:33 AM (M9Ie6)

I sort of got into it with Gabe on this...and he said that there was no way that Kagan would have been involved in the PeteyCare© legislation because "that wasn't her job".

As Solicitor General, that would have been exactly her job!

The SG represents the exec branch in SCOTUS cases, so it goes beyond common sense to think she wouldn't have been consulted as to how to possibly avoid constitutional challenges that were sure to arise in one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in American history.

Posted by: beedubya at July 02, 2011 04:01 AM (AnTyA)

796 Posted by: De' Debil Hisself at July 02, 2011 08:51 AM (lpWVn)

Oooh...yum!  Thanks!

Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2011 04:04 AM (X6akg)

797 I had said she would not recuse herself and Gabe said he didn't see where she needed to. This is just another wrinkle.

In any case I am going to have to break for a while to get ready for tomorrow.

Back later.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2011 04:14 AM (M9Ie6)

798 thanks very much, this is a very long post to read but very very inspiring. I totally agree with when you said that you don’t have to give people ideas. I also work in sales, on my own, and I found out that if you have to many options people don’t know what to choose so is better to leave them with only one option because the sale will be 100% closed and a lot faster.

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799 This is a attention-grabbing post by the way. I am going to go ahead and bookmark this article for my brother to check out later on tonight. Keep up the good work.

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