January 29, 2010

Overnight Open Thread - TGIF Edition (Mætenloch)
— Open Blog

Woohoohoo...welcome to the monstrous ONT.

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And you can make your own monster initials here if you want to sit with the cool kids at the blog lunch table. Mel Gibson Working on Realistic Viking Movie
Apparently it's been a dream project of his for a long time:

my first thought about ever being a filmmaker was when I was sixteen years old and I wanted to make a Viking movie. And I wanted to make it in old Norse, which I was studying at the time. It’s odd because at that age that’s a stupidly ridiculous idea cause how will I ever be a filmmaker.

And the best part - it will be in Old English and Old Norse:

I think it’s going to be English - the English that would have been spoken back then - and Old Norse. Whatever the 9th century had to offer. I’m going to give you real

The not so good part: it will star Leonardo DiCaprio.

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US Military's Airborne Laser Tracks and Engages a Missile, in Mid-Air
I believe this is the first time the Boeing YAL-1 has ever fired on a target while in the air. If you're not familiar with it, the ABL is basically a 747 that's been emptied out and then filled with a megawatt chemical laser. Perfect for shooting down Nork missiles while still in their boost phase. Megawatts baby!

The Mad Scientist of high school physics and chemistry
His name is Preston Q Boomer and he has his own castle, guillotine, and organ. And he's been teaching students for over 50 years.

How to Use a Semicolon
The most feared punctuation on Earth. And is the adverb dying?

Top Signs You're Dating a Bitch
Shouldn't #1 be that she is always bitchy?

Reminder: the Yahoo AoSHQ group. You can figure out the rest.

Tonight's post brought to you by the search for a cure :

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1 First, pukes!

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:02 PM (YX6i/)

2 Hey there, Morons and Moronnettes.

Check out the "1000 Sucker" link on the right. Would you eat it?

Posted by: jcjimi at January 29, 2010 05:03 PM (XSikc)

3 I will flame war myself until you all join in...

Editor, you're so dumb... you're really, really dumb.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:04 PM (YX6i/)

4 Editor, you stink so bad, when monkeys catch a whiff of you they try to throw you at other monkeys.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:04 PM (YX6i/)

5 Give a big clap for Maet this week moron/etts.  He had been early most of the time.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 05:05 PM (kmgIE)

6

It’s odd because at that age that’s a stupidly ridiculous idea cause how will I ever be a filmmaker.

Oh I've been a filmaker ever since Giner & Marion on Gilligans Isle! IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 05:05 PM (B1sBB)

7 Editor, your dad's a fag.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:05 PM (YX6i/)

8 The not so good part: it will star Leonardo DiCaprio.

That sissy-boy couldn't even survive being in the Atlantic for several minutes (although his whore of a gf was hogging the door), so I can't see him as a bad-ass Viking either.  Unless he was a cabin-boy or used as 'old cannon fodder.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 05:05 PM (otlXg)

9
it will star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Thaaa fuuuuu....?!?!?!?!

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:08 PM (4Rlzw)

10 Aaaaaah, the ONT, its like a Ticonderoga Taint Tug w/o the hassle of a Bolivian Ball Slap.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 05:08 PM (B1sBB)

11 The movie is loosely based on history.  Even though the Vikings never raided Israel - Iwill!!!

Posted by: Mel Gibson at January 29, 2010 05:10 PM (d7Px0)

12 My initials all dealt with death, surprisingly enough. I also thought it was okay to use a semicolon with a conjunction if you have 2 clauses with a series. Saw this in Dickens', I believe?

Oh, dear, did I use that apostrophe incorrectly? 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 05:11 PM (zmiSr)

13 Leo diCrapio, coverboy of Wispy Beard Magazine?  So not a viking.

Posted by: huerfano at January 29, 2010 05:11 PM (n6X5O)

14
I will flame war myself until you all join in...

Hey editor, you aren't half of much of a dickbag as Rosetta or wiserbud.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:11 PM (4Rlzw)

15 I never post here, but visit often. That is now changed I guess/ Thought this might interest you all. My summary of the month now passing.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/ygp8mnz

Posted by: kevmalone at January 29, 2010 05:11 PM (u8Lof)

16 The movie is loosely based on history.  Even though the Vikings never raided Israel - Iwill!!!

Posted by: Mel Gibson at January 29, 2010 10:10 PM (d7Px0)

Riiiight, and we never made it to America, either.  Keep telling yourself that.

Posted by: Lief Ericson at January 29, 2010 05:12 PM (YX6i/)

17 Somebody tell Mel that historical accuracy does NOT require the dialog to be in some archaic tongue.Also tell him to get a MAN for the movie not that perpetual boy.

Posted by: steevy at January 29, 2010 05:13 PM (j1Dd/)

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 29, 2010 05:13 PM (CCcDq)

19 Hey editor, you aren't half of much of a dickbag as Rosetta or wiserbud.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 10:11 PM (4Rlzw)

You're not helping, you know.  Peoples lives are on the line, here.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:14 PM (YX6i/)

20
Even though the Vikings never raided Israel - Iwill!!!

I thought the Phoenicians (including some jews) had made it as far as Israel, hence the Cowan (cohen) types of names.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:14 PM (4Rlzw)

21 I wonder if he's willing to cast a Sicilian Viking who's pretty handy with a lupara?  I need the money.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 05:14 PM (3RWnU)

22
You're not helping, you know.  Peoples lives are on the line, here.

Oh, sorry.  You ARE just of much of a bag of dicks as Rosetta, and easily twice as much as wiserbud?

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:15 PM (4Rlzw)

23 Leonardo DiCaprio is a realistic Viking? I didn't know Vikings were hermaphrodites.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 05:15 PM (QECjC)

24 17 Somebody tell Mel that historical accuracy does NOT require the dialog to be in some archaic tongue.Also tell him to get a MAN for the movie not that perpetual boy.

He may take you up on those suggestions.  Does his current movie (The Edge of Darkness) suck royal monkey balls?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 05:15 PM (otlXg)

25 ABC has on a tell all about Edwards.

What a scumbag.

Get your popcorn and join me, there's room on the couch.

Posted by: shibumi at January 29, 2010 05:15 PM (OKZrE)

26 Survey Says: Republicans Know More Than Democrats

http://tinyurl.com/yk2fhl5

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:16 PM (bgcml)

27 I think Edwards going into hiding over in Haiti pretty much says it all.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 05:16 PM (3RWnU)

28 Leonardo DiCaprio is a realistic Viking?

I didn't know Vikings were hermaphrodites.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 10:15 PM (QECjC)


Maybe he will play a valkyrie?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:17 PM (bgcml)

29
I wonder if he's willing to cast a Sicilian Viking who's pretty handy with a lupara?

That would be the Sergio Leone version.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:17 PM (4Rlzw)

30 #26  Got a tall cool one?  it's a deal!

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 05:17 PM (kmgIE)

31 I was going to make a Nordic Jew joke, but this sounds cool:

Gibson:  I want a Viking to scare you.  I don’t want a Viking to say, “I’m going to die with a sword in my hand.”  I don’t want to hear that.  It pulls the rug out from under you.  I want to see somebody who I have never seen before speaking low guttural German who scares the living shit out of me coming up to my house.  What is that like?  What would that have been like?

Posted by: Amused Observer at January 29, 2010 05:17 PM (EioPx)

32 Oddly enough, just a couple weeks ago I got hammered by one of my professors for using too many commas. It was not in keeping with APA standards. The reference shows to use a semi colon instead. Hard to explain but I know there a lot of you who understand. 

Posted by: Bill R. at January 29, 2010 05:18 PM (EhlQq)

33

Riiiight, and we never made it to America, either.  Keep telling yourself that.

Posted by: Lief Ericson at January 29, 2010 10:12 PM (YX6i/)

So hey, why did you guys settle in that frozen wasteland of Greenland?

Posted by: Al "I know a lot" Gore at January 29, 2010 05:18 PM (bgcml)

34 25 John Nolte reviews it over at BigHollywood.Pretty much a thumbs down.

Posted by: steevy at January 29, 2010 05:18 PM (j1Dd/)

35
I want to see somebody who I have never seen before speaking low guttural German who scares the living shit out of me coming up to my house.

Ewww, is Mel having teh ghey german fantasies in his dotage?

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:19 PM (4Rlzw)

36 Editor, you're so androgynous everyone thinks your Leonardo DiCaprio.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:19 PM (YX6i/)

37 I want to see somebody who I have never seen before speaking low guttural German who scares the living shit out of me coming up to my house.  What is that like?  What would that have been like?

Posted by: Amused Observer at January 29, 2010 10:17 PM (EioPx)

You know, WWII wasn't that long ago...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:19 PM (bgcml)

38 #12  Oh, dear, did I use that apostrophe incorrectly?

Yes. 

You'd better hope that Lord Hades isn't reading that dating article and then making comparisons with Persephone to you.  He might think that you're plotting to destroy everything by unchaining Atlas and getting him to destroy the pillar that holds up the Earth over the underworld. 

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 05:20 PM (otlXg)

39 Wow, thank the good lord & sweet baby Jesus, I can honestly say my bitch does not meet any of the top ten bitch criteria in the link above. SHE JUST SPENDS TOO MUCH FUCKIN MONEY!!

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 05:20 PM (B1sBB)

40 #33 Bill; I truely, absolutely, understand!

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 05:20 PM (kmgIE)

41 38 Heh, good point.

Posted by: Amused Observer at January 29, 2010 05:20 PM (EioPx)

42 I wonder if Little Miss Spellcheck does punctuation too?

Posted by: KelliD at January 29, 2010 05:21 PM (Q9Cny)

43
>5 Give a big clap for Maet this week moron/etts.

Mæt,
Penicillin- $5 bucks a pop. The real thing..how many?

Posted by: sickinmass at January 29, 2010 05:21 PM (Dxfei)

Posted by: Rewrite! at January 29, 2010 05:21 PM (d7Px0)

45 The movie is loosely based on history.  Even though the Vikings never raided Israel - Iwill!!!

Posted by: Mel Gibson at January 29, 2010 10:10 PM (d7Px0)

Be very quiet. We are hunting Jews, err Neocons.

Posted by: Some Moonbat at January 29, 2010 05:21 PM (bgcml)

46 The 10 signs describes at least half my relatives to some degree.

I wish that I'd gone to Boomeria as a student.  Sounds very interesting.  My geometry teacher in HS was cool like that, but not so extreme.

I'll only watch a Viking movie with DiCaprio if he dies in the first 10 minutes.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 05:21 PM (afWhQ)

47 Hello M & Ms, I am currently up to my arse in snow here in hillbilly land!  Do you think a snow-covered, red-headed (non-ginger), beardy fellow could get a part in Mel's Viking Fiasco?  I will probably be about as historically compelling as Apocalptica(sp).

Posted by: Rightwingdeathbeast at January 29, 2010 05:22 PM (WHdFb)

48 #38  You know, WWII wasn't that long ago...

Yes, yes, wasn't that the conflict caused by those Jews with sugar-tits financing the Nazi war machine?

Posted by: Mel Gibson at January 29, 2010 05:22 PM (otlXg)

49 38 Germans don't scare anyone anymore.Techno music and stupid "Green"policies are all they contribute to the world.Plus Dirk Nowitski.

Posted by: steevy at January 29, 2010 05:22 PM (j1Dd/)

50

  BREAKING!

  "Y2Kyoto: Meltdown via Small Dead Animals.

  “Climate chief was told of false glacier claims before Copenhagen“, contradicting his previous testimony.

  Timing of the release seems suspicious, on a Friday night and all.

  The image at Small Dead Animals is perfect. Please steal it.

Posted by: Looking Glass at January 29, 2010 05:23 PM (pS1b2)

51 HEADLINE OF THE WEEK:

Posted by: Rewrite! at January 29, 2010 10:21 PM (d7Px0)

I bet you that went through a layer of expert fact checkers too...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:23 PM (bgcml)

52 I remember when royalmewigs spam was real.  Fuck you fake royalmewigs.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:23 PM (YX6i/)

53
I got it!  Di Crapio will be playing the role of Sugartits, the innocent dairy maiden.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:23 PM (4Rlzw)

54 No, not the gingers!

Never fear. Any morons who choose to mate with me is guaranteed to never have a ginger child.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:23 PM (gofDd)

55 @8: I always wondered why Rose never tried pulling him unto the door, too. At least they could have taken turns or something. On the other hand, she had great boobs, so who cares? Other thing is: if you were on the Titanic and knew you wouldn't get a boat, wouldn't you spend the few hours before it went down scrounging for anything that could float? You know: doors, table tops, chairs tied together, panelling off that famous staircase? I think all those victims were liberals at heart: they died waiting for Captain Government to save them.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 05:24 PM (QECjC)

56 @55: you'd do that for us, rummy? What a swell lass!

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 05:25 PM (QECjC)

57 55 Never fear. Any morons who choose to mate with me is guaranteed to never have a ginger child spawn a vampire.

FIFY.


Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 05:25 PM (otlXg)

58 A bitch is usually a spoiled brat who simply refuses to grow up.

Is it so much to ask for to be treated like the Disney princess I am???

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:26 PM (gofDd)

59 The Vikings should have lace wigs. And semicolons. LOTS of semicolons.

Posted by: Jones at January 29, 2010 05:26 PM (JL3qV)

60 If gingers had been exterminated, BHO wouldn't have freckles.

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 29, 2010 05:26 PM (d7Px0)

61 Germans don't scare anyone anymore.Techno music and stupid "Green"policies are all they contribute to the world.Plus Dirk Nowitski.

Posted by: steevy at January 29, 2010 10:22 PM (j1Dd/)

Well, the new Left, which has done such damage to our country, is based on German philosophy...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:26 PM (bgcml)

62

Editor, you stink so bad, when monkeys catch a whiff of you they try to throw you at other monkeys.

Hey, you said it, not me...

After "The Passion" and "Apocalypto", Gibson realized he could make a movie about whatever the fuck he wanted and people would go.  Dead languages?  Hyper, extreme, gory violence?  Whatever, dude, let's GO!  Of course, it didn't hurt that they were, well, pretty interesting movies.


 

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 05:27 PM (WuvMD)

63 My son just got his 11th grade English final back. He had five points taken off of his essay, because there was not enough "brainstorming." It didn't matter that he could write a coherent, and grammatically PERFECT essay in the allotted time. He didn't have enough outlines and suggestions in his pre-write. What the hell is going on with English teachers today? They don't teach grammar, or correct writing, but they take points off because of bloody "brain-storming?" What is wrong with this?

Posted by: mokimoki at January 29, 2010 05:27 PM (IrV7s)

64 you'd do that for us, rummy? What a swell lass!

I'll take one for Team Moron and do it with a smile.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:27 PM (gofDd)

65 Is it so much to ask for to be treated like the Disney princess I am???

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:26 PM (gofDd)

So we should lock you in a castle  until you go so crazy you think the candle sticks are talking to you?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:27 PM (bgcml)

66 #56  Other thing is: if you were on the Titanic and knew you wouldn't get a boat, wouldn't you spend the few hours before it went down scrounging for anything that could float? You know: doors, table tops, chairs tied together, panelling off that famous staircase?

I've had similar thoughts.  I dunno if anybody tried that for reals.  Maybe the majority of those on Titanic didn't really know there wasn't enough lifeboats for everyone?  *shrugs*.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 05:28 PM (otlXg)

67

God bless Sen. Sessions!  He's on FNC showing proof that BHO has ignored every letter that he and others have sent to the WH and Justice.

Post-partisan my arse!

Posted by: Rewrite! at January 29, 2010 05:28 PM (d7Px0)

68 #12 = my bad, I didn't include the rest of the clause. Whoops.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 05:28 PM (zmiSr)

69 I could see DiCaprio in a viking movie. Being bent over and used hard, it's about the only part he'd actually be believable in.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Proprietor, International House of Bacon at January 29, 2010 05:30 PM (erIg9)

70 He didn't have enough outlines and suggestions in his pre-write.

Oh, don't get me started. I went to a writing high school so I learned the art of essay writing and how to write a five page handwritten essay in 50 minutes. When I got to UCLA, I used to walk out of finals after 45-50 minutes because I'd learned to write fast in high school. Then came papers. I hated professors that made me outline my goddamn paper before I wrote it. I can write cohesive papers on the fly and my idiot professor needed us to prove we had all the information in an outline. It was a waste of time and effort.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:31 PM (gofDd)

71 So we should lock you in a castle  until you go so crazy you think the candle sticks are talking to you?

His name is Lumiere!!!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:31 PM (gofDd)

72
my bad, I didn't include the rest of the clause. Whoops.

Damn Miss80's, we have standards* here you know. 




*very, very, very low ones

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:32 PM (4Rlzw)

73 I'll take one for Team Moron and do it with a smile Some of us might leave a child capable of spawning a ginger in the next generation. Yarrrr!!!!!

Posted by: fluffy at January 29, 2010 05:32 PM (4Kl5M)

74 Does anyone doubt DiCaprio sucked Cameron's cock to get the Titanic role?

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:32 PM (YX6i/)

75 Hey Rum,
I've been mostly unplugged for 48 hours and haven't had a chance to ask.
Have you tried chocolate and toffee cookies yet?

Posted by: jcjimi at January 29, 2010 05:33 PM (XSikc)

76

I'll only watch a Viking movie with DiCaprio if he dies in the first 10 minutes.

Just cast him as a monk in some luckless monastary.  Have giant swarthy Vikings hack him to death with axes.  Hmmm, this might actually be good.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 05:33 PM (WuvMD)

77

16 Candles:

Jake Ryan: ONT regulars

Anthony Michael Hall's 2 friends: The rest of us

Posted by: 48%er at January 29, 2010 05:33 PM (QOE7k)

78 President Stumblefuck is going to fix college football!

Posted by: Jones at January 29, 2010 05:33 PM (JL3qV)

79 No, not the gingers!

Never fear. Any morons who choose to mate with me is guaranteed to never have a ginger child.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:23 PM (gofDd)

What is the hate on for gingers? Alicia Witt, Amy Adams, Daphne Blake, what's not to love?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:33 PM (bgcml)

80 Somebody tell Mel that historical accuracy does NOT require the dialog to be in some archaic tongue.

I always loved when historical movies feature everyone with a British accent, including supposed Frenchmen.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:33 PM (gofDd)

81 Oh, don't get me started. I went to a writing high school so I learned the art of essay writing and how to write a five page handwritten essay in 50 minutes. When I got to UCLA, I used to walk out of finals after 45-50 minutes because I'd learned to write fast in high school. Then came papers. I hated professors that made me outline my goddamn paper before I wrote it. I can write cohesive papers on the fly and my idiot professor needed us to prove we had all the information in an outline. It was a waste of time and effort. Thanks WTR, I guess this is the "new English," which is similar to "new math, " which means both stink. I had my kids writing essays from 3rd grade. If you know your topic, and are SUPPOSED to write on the fly, then outlines are ofter a waste of time. Where did you go to high school, it sounds like you actually learned something!

Posted by: mokimoki at January 29, 2010 05:34 PM (IrV7s)

82 Does anyone doubt DiCaprio sucked Cameron's cock to get the Titanic role?

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 10:32 PM (YX6i/)

That would explain Leo's blue-painted native Halloween costume that year...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:34 PM (bgcml)

83 55 No, not the gingers!

Never fear. Any morons who choose to mate with me is guaranteed to never have a ginger child.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:23 PM (gofDd)

An excellent selling point for any woman (to a man that wants kids, that is).  The ginger gene should be irradicated from the human species.  As Cartman says, the Gingers have no souls, so we really shouldn't feel guilty about it.  

Regarding Rum herself as a breeder - I've noticed that asian hybrids have a tendency to produce very handsome children.  A good friend of mine is an asian lady who mated with a white man - her daughters are both stunners.  My father said the best looking women in Viet Nam were the French Vietnamese - they blend of Viet and Euro produced excellent specimens.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 05:34 PM (4nbyM)

84 39 That's because it was supposed to say "Great Expectations". But you screwed up the last 2 clauses in the "You'd better hope...".

You're just mad that I joined the cult of Dionysus last night. Besides, why would I unchain Atlas? To do so would mean no souls to pluck from Earth. 


Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 05:34 PM (zmiSr)

85 What the hell is going on with any English teachers today?

I once got an F on a high school history paper I wrote about the Soviet strategic retreat strategy after the German invasion.  It was so well researched the teacher thought I'd bought it somewhere.  Took a while to convince him my personal war history library at home was about 10X more extensive than the schools...then he gave me an A.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 05:34 PM (3RWnU)

86 President Stumblefuck is going to fix college football!

Posted by: Jones at January 29, 2010 10:33 PM (JL3qV)

It's our highest national priority.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:35 PM (YX6i/)

87 79 President Stumblefuck is going to fix college football!
Posted by: Jones at January 29, 2010 10:33 PM

This actually gives me hope. A sitting president bringing issues like this to the table? Really? Fuck, it's bad enough when congress does it. The more scatter-shot he is, the better.

Posted by: jcjimi at January 29, 2010 05:35 PM (XSikc)

88 What's Maet gonna do about Kirk??!

Posted by: Blazer at January 29, 2010 05:35 PM (d7Px0)

89 Have you tried chocolate and toffee cookies yet?

I haven't yet. I forgot to pick up some toffee when I was at Target today. I'll try to remember next time I go.

What is the hate on for gingers?

Just a running in joke. Some of the regulars here are gingers (*cough* Blazer *cough*) and we love them. Mostly.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:35 PM (gofDd)

90 @65: Clean our fireplace, Cinderella!

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 05:36 PM (QECjC)

91 Who wants to bet that the Viking movie will (rightly) portray them as bloodthirsty, raping, robbing, violent, cruel barbarians....And no one of Norse descent will complain a bit.

Posted by: 29Victor at January 29, 2010 05:36 PM (HaMuw)

92

I always loved when historical movies feature everyone with a British accent, including supposed Frenchmen.

And Russians, Romans, Jews, Egyptians...

Except for Germans, of course; they always get the comic book style "Ve haff vays off makink yoo tok!" treatment.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 05:36 PM (WuvMD)

93 I always loved when historical movies feature everyone with a British accent, including supposed Frenchmen.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:33 PM (gofDd)

Or how in the Evil Galactic Empire every one  speaks with a British accent except for James Earl Jones?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:36 PM (bgcml)

94 Did someone say "see my colon?"

Posted by: Barney Frank at January 29, 2010 05:37 PM (4P1T+)

95 Who wants to bet that the Viking movie will (rightly) portray them as bloodthirsty, raping, robbing, violent, cruel barbarians....And no one of Norse descent will complain a bit.

Posted by: 29Victor at January 29, 2010 10:36 PM (HaMuw)

Can someone explain how they turned into ABBA?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:37 PM (bgcml)

96 I am a blue eyed blonde sicilian; those vikings really knew how to pillage and plunder.

Posted by: sonnyspats at January 29, 2010 05:37 PM (68tQb)

97

Gingers require 25% more painkillers/anesthesia than non-gingers.

Nobody should give it to them.

Posted by: True facts at January 29, 2010 05:37 PM (d7Px0)

98 The not so good part: it will star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Say whaaaaat?

Who sees Leo and thinks "Hey, that pasty emo fuck would make a good Viking!"?

Liam Neeson. Daniel-Day Lewis. Russell Crowe. Vikings.

Leo DiCaprio? Eunuch slave to some Hammurabi prince.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 29, 2010 05:37 PM (Opmig)

99 I've noticed that asian hybrids have a tendency to produce very handsome children.  A good friend of mine is an asian lady who mated with a white man - her daughters are both stunners.  My father said the best looking women in Viet Nam were the French Vietnamese - they blend of Viet and Euro produced excellent specimens.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 10:34 PM (4nbyM)

Hey, we're all gonna be beige one day, anyway, right?

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:38 PM (YX6i/)

100 I am a blue eyed blonde sicilian; those vikings really knew how to pillage and plunder. -- and poke.

Posted by: True facts at January 29, 2010 05:38 PM (d7Px0)

101 Speaking of monster alphabets...

Adam Koford offers "A is for Alien, B is for Blob...."

Posted by: Salish at January 29, 2010 05:38 PM (GU29T)

102

Regarding Rum herself as a breeder - I've noticed that asian hybrids have a tendency to produce very handsome children. 

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 10:34 PM (4nbyM)

Hey, actually isn't red hair present in east Asian populations too?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:38 PM (bgcml)

103 Rum,
For what it's worth the idea is inspired by Starbucks' brownie-like thing with 1/8" to 1/2" chunks of toffee and chocolate.. The "brownie" (cake-like) part is caramel colored. Holy crap it's good. I don't know if it would work in a cookie, though.

Posted by: jcjimi at January 29, 2010 05:39 PM (XSikc)

104 #56  If you were on the Titanic and knew you wouldn't get a boat, wouldn't you spend the few hours before it went down scrounging for anything that could float?

In high school, we did a mock trial in which we sued White Star Line for negligence. IIRC, they were told there were enough life boats. They most likely didn't realize they were doomed until it was too late.

 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 05:39 PM (zmiSr)

105

What the hell is going on with any English teachers today?

I gave trying to figure it out in freshman English, when I got some homework back.  It had essay-type questions that called for the student's opinion, and mine were marked wrong.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 05:39 PM (WuvMD)

106 86 Well done, PA. I can somewhat understand a teacher being suspicious of a really well researched paper these days,since there are so many available for sale. But if you have your sources, and it's your writing style, which I presume you used before that particular paper, he should have been able to recognize it. I had a foreign student write a paper about the Swiss navy being deployed in the Iran/ Iraq war, and he couldn't understand why I wanted to see his sources. Needless to say, there weren't any.

Posted by: mokimoki at January 29, 2010 05:40 PM (IrV7s)

107 I am a blue eyed blonde sicilian; those vikings really knew how to pillage and plunder.

Yea, Sicily has pretty much been occupied by everyone at one time or another over the millennia.  About the only ones never took a crack at it were the Eskimos.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 05:40 PM (3RWnU)

108 Believe it or not, i used to ace high school english/lit; much to the dismay of my teacher, who could never get past my red, glassy eyed stare, cuz for two years straight my english class was scheduled after my lunch period. IYKWIMAITYD 

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 05:40 PM (B1sBB)

109 If you know your topic, and are SUPPOSED to write on the fly, then outlines are ofter a waste of time. Where did you go to high school, it sounds like you actually learned something

The only time I ever wrote "outlines" was to study for in class essays. I'd essentially memorize key words and phrases (usually in chronological order--history major), then jot them down right before I started writing my essay. No cheat sheets were allowed so I learned how to memorize outlines on 3-4 different topics.

I went to a humanities magnet. It was an interdisciplinary curriculum so we were learning a lot at once. The way the classes were done was similar to the UC quarter system. It was all college level course work. It was also more liberal than Berkeley.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:40 PM (gofDd)

110

Or how in the Evil Galactic Empire every one  speaks with a British accent except for James Earl Jones?

Easy: he's dumber than a box of rocks.  Ever heard him in an interview?

Posted by: True facts at January 29, 2010 05:41 PM (d7Px0)

111

Hey, actually isn't red hair present in east Asian populations too?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 10:38 PM (bgcml)

Can't speak for everwhere but the only ones I saw in almost 7 years in east Asia got it from a bottle.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 29, 2010 05:42 PM (EhlQq)

112

Woooow...the beer is flowing like wine tonight!

 

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 05:42 PM (B1sBB)

113 I don't even want to know how many papers & essays I have written over my academic career. Being long-winded, I am sure I killed many trees, as well. Longest paper I have written so far is 51pp (written 5 20-35 pagers).

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 05:42 PM (zmiSr)

114 I went to a Catholic school where the 8th grade teacher expected us to write 10-20 page term papers with a full index of note cards as reference.

Haven't learned anything worthwhile about writing since.

Posted by: jcjimi at January 29, 2010 05:42 PM (XSikc)

115 Since this is junior year and these marks are the ones that count for college admissions sound like this teacher is arbitarily grading down your son.  Essentially, he/she wants to see "process" and seeing "process' penalizes those who have the gift of writing.  Writers do not brainstorm and outline.  They sit down and write.  But, then again, the teacher is teaching the "process" because he/she could not make it as a writer and so assumes everyone can't write.  The teacher harps on the "writing process" because he/she has not talent and needs the "writing process" to be able to write anything.  If the teacher had said "your son failed to edit, he/she would have more of an argument because editing is way more important that following an arbitrary process.  I would consult the teacher and look him/her in the eye, and aske for a rational explanation of why the kid lost 5 points.  Once you have it you can then attack it point by point ultimately ending with "I can't believe in an exemplary school such as this, that you would penalize my son for being the incredible natural writer that he is, particularly when he is preparing for the SAT and these grades are highly important in the college process.  I'm sure you understand this and realize that every child from our incredibly above average school who makes an outstanding college is a reflection on you and his other teachers.  As such I know you will revist you grading of the exam since I know he was probably the last paper you graded and you might have been eager to finish and may have missed these points.

Posted by: eliot, former governor of NY at January 29, 2010 05:42 PM (p302b)

116
IYKWIMAITYD

IKEWYM

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:43 PM (4Rlzw)

117 I always loved when historical movies feature everyone with a British accent, including supposed Frenchmen.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:33 PM (gofDd)

In Spartacus, Tony Curtis portrayed the only Greek slave from Brooklyn.

Posted by: Salish at January 29, 2010 05:43 PM (GU29T)

118 It had essay-type questions that called for the student's opinion, and mine were marked wrong.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 10:39 PM (WuvMD)

I got that in College.  It was one of the last straws before dropping out.  Paper came back with 2 red marks for actual use of the language, but there was a big long lecture in red on the last page.  C-.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:43 PM (YX6i/)

119 And yes, ginger-haired Vikings were deployed throughout the world during the 600-1000's, they were the Janissaries-the guards for the Arabic empires. Many Arabs today have naturally red hair because of them. They are held in high esteem in the region, and you'll often see old men henna'ing their hair to pretend to have Janissary roots.

Posted by: mokimoki at January 29, 2010 05:43 PM (IrV7s)

120 Our son is hsl Korean, and I must say he's a very good looking kid. Asians (in Asia) look down on "hybrids," but even they admit they tend to look good. Then again, Koreans tend to admire European looks: girls get their eyes "fixed" to be rounder, they stay out of the sun to stay as white as possible, and (recently) have started dying their hair blonde and even (gasp!) ginger.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 05:43 PM (QECjC)

121 114 I don't even want to know how many papers & essays I have written over my academic career. Being long-winded, I am sure I killed many trees, as well. Longest paper I have written so far is 51pp (written 5 20-35 pagers).
Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 10:42 PM

Trees are a renewable resource. Use the paper. It keeps good people employed.

Posted by: jcjimi at January 29, 2010 05:43 PM (XSikc)

122

Hey, actually isn't red hair present in east Asian populations too?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 10:38 PM (bgcml)

If they are, they aren't in my lineage. Everyone in my family has brown eyes and dark brown hair.

 I've noticed that asian hybrids have a tendency to produce very handsome children.

They most certainly do. If I have babies, I want them to be hapa babies. Although I already get people asking me if I'm Hawaiian or half white fairly often.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:43 PM (gofDd)

123 Damn, I meant our son is HALF Korean.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 05:44 PM (QECjC)

124 #85  You're just mad that I joined the cult of Dionysus last night. Besides, why would I unchain Atlas? To do so would mean no souls to pluck from Earth.

You have very shifty deity alliances.  Weak.  Perses will crush Dionysus with his iron fingers, just like he did to Helios.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 05:44 PM (otlXg)

125

Well done, PA. I can somewhat understand a teacher being suspicious of a really well researched paper these days,since there are so many available for sale.

Everthing I write has to be referenced (never wiki), and run through the Turnitin Plagiarism Checker before turning it in.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 29, 2010 05:44 PM (EhlQq)

126 I am a blue eyed blonde sicilian; those vikings really knew how to pillage and plunder.

Posted by: sonnyspats at January 29, 2010 10:37 PM (68tQb)

Who rocked the casbah? I ROCKED THE CASBAH

Posted by: Robert Guiscard at January 29, 2010 05:44 PM (bgcml)

127

117 I knew that you would...and Kratos..of course.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 05:45 PM (B1sBB)

128

Hey, actually isn't red hair present in east Asian populations too?

My parents have a book about some mummies that were dug up in central Asia.  Apparently, at least one was a shocking redhead.  For what that's worth.

I also knew a full-blooded Mexican dude a few years ago whose hair would have stood out in Ireland.  So who the hell knows.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 05:45 PM (WuvMD)

129 “JODY SAID IT’S MINE BUT YOU CAN HAVE IT FOR SEVENTEEN MILLION:” at Instapundit

  "Ownership battle brews over Virginia meteorite."

  The man can write a headline.

Posted by: Looking Glass at January 29, 2010 05:45 PM (pS1b2)

130 wow can't get rid of the name i changed to for one post.   It is maddening...lol

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 05:45 PM (p302b)

131

Who wants to bet that the Viking movie will (rightly) portray them as bloodthirsty, raping, robbing, violent, cruel barbarians....And no one of Norse descent will complain a bit.

Can someone explain how they turned into ABBA?

Socialism.

Posted by: huerfano at January 29, 2010 05:46 PM (n6X5O)

132 I followed the "bitch" link and something about the list reminded me of someone.  Let's see:

Self-Centered:  check
Criticizes everything about you:  check
Cold-Hearted:  check
Expects to be treated like a queen:  check
Slights you in bed:  n/a
Treats people like rubbish:  check
Never pays:  check
Bosses you around:  check
Embarasses you in public:  check
Flirts with other men:  check (as long as they're named Chavez, Putin or Ahmedinejad)

The results are clear:  President Obama is a bitch.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 29, 2010 05:46 PM (OW3Eh)

133 My wife is half cracker half eskimo.  Hawt.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:47 PM (YX6i/)

134
I knew that you would...and Kratos..of course.

And Blazer.  He didn't get that nick from sparking himself up, afterall.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:47 PM (4Rlzw)

135 Yea, Sicily has pretty much been occupied by everyone at one time or another over the millennia.  About the only ones never took a crack at it were the Eskimos.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 10:40 PM (3RWnU)

Hey, if I get bored...

Posted by: Tod Palin at January 29, 2010 05:47 PM (bgcml)

136 Eliot, dude, you rock. I asked my son to go and talk to the teacher, and he explained that she is just out of college, is apparently dyslexic because she can't spell, and often makes grammatical mistakes. I don't know if he has corrected her, which would justify her snarking on his exam to some degree, or if she is simply not very good at what she does. When I get my household in order, I will do as you say. (husband home from the war zone and had to have a quad by-pass, daughter needs brain surgery. It's why I haven't commented in over a month.)

Posted by: mokimoki at January 29, 2010 05:48 PM (IrV7s)

137 Writers do not brainstorm and outline.

I never had to outline a paper. Ever. I just sat down and wrote. It would take me four hours to write a paper (researching as I wrote) but never did I make an outline before I started. And I somehow managed to graduate with an A average.

Koreans tend to admire European looks: girls get their eyes "fixed" to be rounder, they stay out of the sun to stay as white as possible

Not just Koreans, pretty much all Asians. I get Asians envying me because I have "double lids." Japanese girls are also notorious for trying to look white.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:48 PM (gofDd)

138 Being a Northern European, white trash, angry Scandi, I'd work Dicaprio like a greek cabin boy.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 05:49 PM (rQTdM)

139

Hey, we're all gonna be beige one day, anyway, right?

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 10:38 PM (YX6i/)

Perhaps.  Happily I will not live long enough to see that day.  It would take almost forever, though, to get to true homogeneity.  I think there will always be people who are proud to be lighter skinned, or aggrieved because they're darker.  People will find differences.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 05:49 PM (4nbyM)

140 You need outlines for theses (completed 2 minor) and longer papers. Plotting out structure will cause the paper to be more cohesive. Love seeing the thread that is woven throughout a narrative.

Of course, I was taught Cicero's 6 parts of a discourse*, so I may be biased. That's classical education for you.

*http://tinyurl.com/yaf5xxz

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 05:49 PM (zmiSr)

141

Can someone explain how they turned into ABBA?

1,000 yrs of  Bardu booty calls.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 05:50 PM (B1sBB)

142 Valhalla, I am coming!

Posted by: R Plant at January 29, 2010 05:50 PM (e5Dm+)

143 I also knew a full-blooded Mexican dude a few years ago whose hair would have stood out in Ireland.

One of the presidents of...Peru (I think, somewhere in South America) was named Bernardo O'Hara. South America is an interesting mix of Indians, Europeans and Asians.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:51 PM (gofDd)

144 135 LMAO that explains ALOT!

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 05:51 PM (B1sBB)

145 Wow, Cicero, World War II papers, Gingers, Evil Scandis, I love Ace's place! Go get hubby to bed. Take care y'all, stay safe.

Posted by: mokimoki at January 29, 2010 05:51 PM (IrV7s)

146

In Spartacus, Tony Curtis portrayed the only Greek slave from Brooklyn.

I'm Spartacus.

Posted by: huerfano at January 29, 2010 05:51 PM (n6X5O)

147
Can someone explain how they turned into ABBA?

Small population, all the alphas got killed off fighting.  The only thing left are the nancy boys.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:52 PM (4Rlzw)

148 Ahhh, another Friday night of "watching" the way-up-the-dial 70's, 80's, 90's, Classic Rock, channels...
Odd to continuously transition from Bowie to Seger to Missing Persons, etc., but it passes the time...


Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 05:52 PM (V2pCF)

149 Small population, all the alphas got killed off fighting.  The only thing left are the nancy boys.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 10:52 PM (4Rlzw)

We concur.

Posted by: Autralia & Canada at January 29, 2010 05:52 PM (YX6i/)

150 OK M&Ms,

I'm off to enjoy some grilled salmon. Just bought three fresh one's at Costco, got my rub, butter and lemons. The the charcoal has been lit at my destination.

Life is good.

Posted by: jcjimi at January 29, 2010 05:53 PM (XSikc)

151 all the alphas got killed off fighting.  The only thing left are the nancy boys.

That also happened to France.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:53 PM (gofDd)

152

My parents have a book about some mummies that were dug up in central Asia.  Apparently, at least one was a shocking redhead.  For what that's worth.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 10:45 PM (WuvMD)

For some reason it appears that there was a ridiculous amount of genetic variation among the people that lived in central Asia before the great migrations into Europe and south Asia begun...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 05:53 PM (bgcml)

153 125 You have very shifty deity alliances. Weak. Perses will crush Dionysus with his iron fingers, just like he did to Helios.

Who said you can't have multiple allegiances? Better protection (ect, ect.) that way, you half-naked lout.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 05:53 PM (zmiSr)

154 @138: the funny thing is, it's precisely because they look different from white girls that a lot of white guys - like yours truly - find attractive about them! And how many white girls eventually get skin cancer trying to look less white? Oh well... grass is always greener on the other side.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 05:53 PM (QECjC)

155 Posted by: mokimoki at January 29, 2010 10:48 PM (IrV7s)

It's me, I used eliot for one post to be funny the other night and he keeps coming back.  Anyway, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter and you so have your hands full.  I just added you all to my prayers.  I'm sure your son can talk to his teacher.  But, since she is just out of college, then maybe he ought to take a friend along so he and the teacher aren't alone in the classroom.    Teachers who are inexperienced often don't know how to seperate a snarky comment from a good student from a snarky comment from a student who is just not ever wanting to be a good student and only wants to be snarky.  I think 5 points is a lot.  The best english teacher I ever had gave everyone in the class to earn a hundred on every assignment.  He would grade the assignment and then discuss it with you.  You could revise it and meet with him as many times as you wanted until you were satisfied with your grade.  Some kids got all hundreds and sadly, not realizing the gift they were getting, some just accepted all failure.  It was truly a learning experience about people.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 05:54 PM (p302b)

156 7 Editor, your dad's a fag.
But isn't that true?

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 05:55 PM (CfmlF)

157

hmmm, top signs you're dating a bitch followed by a ginger, guess that's your number one sign right there

hi m/m's

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 29, 2010 05:56 PM (s6LZk)

158 But isn't that true?

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 10:55 PM (CfmlF)

What are you saying?  I don't stink and I'm not dumb?

Posted by: Autralia & Canada at January 29, 2010 05:56 PM (YX6i/)

159 #148  Nawww.. They didn't get killed off. They just found other woman who would not talk back to them; and they married them. They had lots and lots of gingers.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 05:56 PM (kmgIE)

160

Have you ever seen that girl that had that truly translucent skin that you see the blue traces of her veins lace her heaving bosom? Yep, me , too.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 05:56 PM (rQTdM)

161 Listening to Green Day is like having a spike made of burning barbed wire slammed into my skull by an industrial jack hammer.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 05:56 PM (V2pCF)

162 "Real writers" don't brainstorm or outline?  Like hell they don't!  I write for a living, and everything longer than a blog comment gets outlined before I start, whether it's fiction or nonfiction.

I get sick of self-proclaimed "writing teachers" at community colleges and adult-ed classes who teach that the key to writing is to "free yourself" and let your emotions flow onto the page.  Bull.  Decide what you want to say, plan how you're going to say it, and then choose your words to convey your ideas as clearly and succinctly as possible.

(That said, it does sound like the teacher is being a twat.)

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 29, 2010 05:56 PM (OW3Eh)

163 Writers do not brainstorm and outline.  They sit down and write.

For an essay or a few page high school paper, the outline is a waste of time. 

I knew a novelist (now dead) some years ago who would sit down and crank out a complete book in about three days...and that was using an ancient 4.77mhz PC with dual 360K floppies and the first version of WordStar.  When he used a typewriter and sheet paper, it only took about three days too.

He wrote and edited the book in his mind before committing anything to media.

Recently I've been mulling the notion of writing a book about the human aspects of software testing and how to organically grow an effective test organization from scratch.  Most companies fail miserably at this and do everything wrong. 

I might use an outline or sort of story-arc kind of thing for that. 


Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 05:57 PM (3RWnU)

164 Listening to Green Day is like having a spike made of burning barbed wire slammed into my skull by an industrial jack hammer.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 10:56 PM (V2pCF)

I hope you're female, because I'm fairly certain I love you.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:57 PM (YX6i/)

165
(ect, ect.)

Oh no you didn't!

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 05:57 PM (4Rlzw)

166 I outline my blog comments.

This one was especially tricky.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 29, 2010 05:58 PM (Opmig)

167 162 Listening to Green Day is like having a spike made of burning barbed wire slammed into my skull by an industrial jack hammer.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 10:56 PM (V2pCF)

THIS

Posted by: Griff at January 29, 2010 05:58 PM (MKyfs)

168

Listening to Green Day is like having a spike made of burning barbed wire slammed into my skull by an industrial jack hammer.

Ummm.....Yeah?

"Hey, Doctor, my foot hurts whenever I hit it with my sledgehammer."

"Well, don't do that."

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 05:59 PM (WuvMD)

169

Have you ever seen that girl that had that truly translucent skin that you see the blue traces of her veins lace her heaving bosom? Yep, me , too.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 10:56 PM (rQTdM)

Terri Hatcher.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 05:59 PM (YX6i/)

170 And how many white girls eventually get skin cancer trying to look less white?

That's one practice Americans and Europeans do I never understood. Is it because your people come from snowy places? It's one thing to get tan while being outside during the summer while playing sports or doing outdoorsy things. But all the women who lay down on the beach and bake every summer...I don't get that. 1) It's boring laying there and 2) hello skin cancer!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 05:59 PM (gofDd)

171 163

...choose your words to convey your ideas as clearly and succinctly as possible.


Dick.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 05:59 PM (V2pCF)

172 Not just Koreans, pretty much all Asians. I get Asians envying me because I have "double lids." Japanese girls are also notorious for trying to look white.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:48 PM (gofDd)

I don't know much about the "double lids" but even in the days before Europeans got to Japan, didn't the old Japanese poems sometimes mention white/pale skin as a desireable feature? 

While I find the idea of fatherhood distasteful, if I ever went down that road I think making a hybrid would be good.  Heaven knows I would need to bring some fresh DNA into the line to help suppress my own genetic deficiencies.  Given the 50% risk of having a daughter, best to give her every opportunity to come out good looking.  It carries so many advantages...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 05:59 PM (4nbyM)

173 Shoot, according to that bitch list i'm nowhere near as evil as i thought. i obviously gotta work harder.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 29, 2010 06:00 PM (WFRTh)

174

Yea, Sicily has pretty much been occupied by everyone at one time or another over the millennia.  About the only ones never took a crack at it were the Eskimos

Thats what I hear but with the ice caps melting the Eskimos still have a shot of floating there.

Posted by: sonnyspats at January 29, 2010 06:00 PM (68tQb)

175 Posted by: Trimegistus at January 29, 2010 10:56 PM (OW3Eh)

I know a lot of writers who have already thought about it and don't put anything down until they hit the keyboard.  That being said, guess they are brainstorming but have no need to write it down as it is all planned in their head ahead of time.  I don't like to use outlines.   I really think that the "writing process" if taught to someone who writes the way I and some of my friends do is excruciating and had I had to do it in high school I probably would have hated writing.  Everyone is different and they have their own way of making it to the same end.  Glad you agree that the teacher was harsh.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:00 PM (p302b)

176 170

I was asking for that. I think I used to actually like them.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 06:00 PM (V2pCF)

177 I've never heard a single Green Day song I liked.  What their appeal is eludes me.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:01 PM (3RWnU)

178 134 My wife is half cracker half eskimo.  Hawt.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 10:47 PM (YX6i/)

My wife is half Chilean(hawt) and half outta control, money-spending- pain the ass.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 06:01 PM (B1sBB)

179

Heat cranked.....check

Jammy pants......check

ONT.................check

Evenin' all!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 29, 2010 06:01 PM (6ILDX)

180

Regarding Rum herself as a breeder - I've noticed that asian hybrids have a tendency to produce very handsome children. 

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 10:34 PM (4nbyM)

Hey, actually isn't red hair present in east Asian populations too?

 

I was born with red hair.  It turned brown later, but in the summer when I was younger it would get reddish highlights.  All of my grandparents are from Japan.


Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:01 PM (CfmlF)

181 166 (ect, ect.)
Oh no you didn't!

Yes...I went there.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:01 PM (zmiSr)

182 Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:59 PM (gofDd)

I think it's just a means of differentiation. How else to pick one dyed-blonde, vacuous young girl over another? Heaven forbid they should have to develop personalities

Posted by: Griff at January 29, 2010 06:02 PM (MKyfs)

183 Listening to Green Day is like having a spike made of burning barbed wire slammed into my skull by an industrial jack hammer.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 10:56 PM (V2pCF)

Do you know they wrote a song about me? American Genius or something like that.

Posted by: Joe "Genius" Biden at January 29, 2010 06:02 PM (bgcml)

184
all the women who lay down on the beach and bake every summer.

My german/scot ex-wife did that, and she's born and raised in Houston, hardly the snow belt.  Maybe it's genetic memory from living in the arctic circle and being D deficient.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:02 PM (4Rlzw)

185 How else to pick one dyed-blonde, vacuous young girl over another?

Breast size.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 29, 2010 06:02 PM (Opmig)

186 #154 
Who said you can't have multiple allegiances? Better protection (ect, ect.) that way, you half-naked lout.

*grr*.  Multiple allegiances are good, but if they're with weak and petty gods, then they aren't much use to you.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 06:03 PM (otlXg)

187

171  maybe so but a chick with a wicked tan line is awesome!!!

trust me, i know

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 29, 2010 06:03 PM (s6LZk)

188 152 all the alphas got killed off fighting.  The only thing left are the nancy boys.

That also happened to France.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:53 PM (gofDd)

I've long held that theory to be true.  I assume that the last brave Frenchmen died out in WWI charging the trenches.  Their few decent sons were the hand full that made up the resistance during WW2. 

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 06:04 PM (4nbyM)

189   178 I've never heard a single Green Day song I liked.  What their appeal is eludes me.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 11:01 PM (3RWnU)

Seriously, i gotta nice mix of Clutch, Megadeth and Slayer going on right now...too sexy for this thread!

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 06:04 PM (B1sBB)

190 186

I mean, I'm not one to argue, but in my mind, anything more than a handful is a waste.

Posted by: Griff at January 29, 2010 06:04 PM (MKyfs)

191 It's not just the Scandies... All Europe's gone down the tubes. The continent that produced Athens and Sparta, Rome, Charlemagne, Vikings, Florence, Columbus and the conquest of the New World, the Pilgrims, Napolean, Capitalism & Democracy, and spread Western Civilization to every corner of the planet... Now can't even get it up, and is dying out with a whimper. I don't get it.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 06:04 PM (QECjC)

192 I don't know much about the "double lids" but even in the days before Europeans got to Japan, didn't the old Japanese poems sometimes mention white/pale skin as a desireable feature?

Japanese women used to blacken their teeth to make their skin look paler. It's also a class thing (so I was taught) in China. Peasants are tan from working in the field and the paler are wealthy because they get to stay indoors.

While I find the idea of fatherhood distasteful

OMG. Marry me. Seriously. I have no desire to have kids.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:05 PM (gofDd)

193 Never heard Clutch.  Megadeth and Slayer I can handle.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:05 PM (3RWnU)

194

My wife is half cracker half eskimo.  Hawt

My wife is half Chilean(hawt) and half outta control, money-spending- pain the ass.

my wife is female and has a heartbeat...all my requirements are met

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 29, 2010 06:05 PM (s6LZk)

195 166 Oh no you didn't!

Yeah, the consort of Hades went there.  Now I'm hoping Tartarus falls on her after Hades' defeat.  Ra won't save her then. 

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 06:05 PM (otlXg)

196 Writers do not brainstorm and outline.  They sit down and write.

That's like going on a trip or exploration without a map. Without an outline or basic structure, the manuscript will be weaving and winding without sense of direction.

/yeah, that was heavy-handed   

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:05 PM (zmiSr)

197 No one's mentioning the real reason why the Europeans have gone pathetic. 
All the real men moved over to the Americas to settle new lands.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 06:05 PM (afWhQ)

198

my wife is female and has a heartbeat...all my requirements are met

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 29, 2010 11:05 PM (s6LZk)

How YOU doin?

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at January 29, 2010 06:06 PM (YX6i/)

199 Heard an attorney call one of the talk shows today.  Essentially the guys livelihood is advising small banking institutions.  The guy was very upset.  He did not want any of the banks he advised to take even a single penny from the government, (apparently BO said he was giving money to small banks).  He said he feared it was a trap and that once they took the money then they would be told they would have to increase their capitalization and a lot of them would be put out of business.  The guy was intelligent and his thinking was clear and the host of the program was shocked and then adknowledged that the guy was probably correct.  The host and the attorney ultimately decided that the small banks that didn't go out of business would end up being taken over by guess who?

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:06 PM (p302b)

200 WTR--Fist bump--I've got double lids too!

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:07 PM (CfmlF)

201 Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 11:04 PM (4nbyM)

I also read/heard that France's population lost height because Napoleon(?) sent the tallest men to war and they were killed off.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:07 PM (gofDd)

202 When I was a kid, I worked as a lifeguard and would sit on the Lifeguard stand from sun-up 'til sundown and I was one baked cookie by September. Leather like. I now avoid the Sun like a vampire. Why go out during the day when the night is so much more...interesting.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:07 PM (rQTdM)

203 Runningrn, we have eyes that are the envy of the Asian world!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:07 PM (gofDd)

204 How about "Creative, non fiction writing." I kid you not; that is what Bill Ayers got when he got his masters degree from Bennington College in I believe 2002. That is how Obama comes up with his over the top stuff.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 06:07 PM (kmgIE)

205
Hey Lacey.  I thought you started drinkin' about 4pm, you just wake up from a 'nap'?

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:07 PM (4Rlzw)

206 Thesis:  Outlines are essential to good writing.

I.  Outlines improve organization
     A.  Outlining allows you to plan your argument
     B.  Outlining often helps identify weak points
     C.  Outlining provides a guide for research

II.  Outlines improve style
     A.  Outlining allows you to present supporting evidence in order
     B.  It lets you create thematic connections between sections
     C.  Because the structure is already in place it allows the writer to concentrate on style while actually writing the text

III.  Outlining trains the mind
     A.  Eventually the writer learns to think in "outline style"
     B.  You can distinguish between the logical structure of a piece and its rhetorical style
     C.  Fuck you if you disagree

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 29, 2010 06:07 PM (OW3Eh)

207 I don't get it.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 11:04 PM (QECjC)

For four hundred years the best and brightest have been leaving Europe. That the continent is spent should be no surprise.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 06:08 PM (bgcml)

208 And is the adverb dying?

Yes, very quickly.

Posted by: pbrown at January 29, 2010 06:08 PM (XIUQZ)

209

I was born with red hair.  It turned brown later, but in the summer when I was younger it would get reddish highlights.  All of my grandparents are from Japan.

I was born w/blonde hare but now i'm bald and the copious hair on my back is grey. FUCK! And all Of my grand parents are onion farming polocs and brick building guinies. (too much info?)

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 06:08 PM (B1sBB)

210 199  maddow. i said FEMALE!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 29, 2010 06:08 PM (s6LZk)

211 CC, have you ever read Theodore Dalrymple's Not with a Bang, but a Wimper? I have it, but I haven't it read it yet. I think it deals with the very issue you're asking about.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:08 PM (gofDd)

212 He said he feared it was a trap and that once they took the money then they would be told they would have to increase their capitalization and a lot of them would be put out of business.

Taking government money is like borrowing from the mob.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:09 PM (3RWnU)

213 187 *grr*.  Multiple allegiances are good, but if they're with weak and petty gods, then they aren't much use to you.

Yes? Who in the realm of mythology would you recommend? Hera? Khepri? Oromë? You? 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:10 PM (zmiSr)

214 Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 11:05 PM (zmiSr)

I think writing is an art so maybe it is more personal than one would think.  Which is why High School teachers have to be really positive and encouraging, otherwise people, when they get to college will only take the required writing course and miss a lot of great courses.  And, when they later have to write will think back on those bad high school memories.  I have friends who send me and email and say "I need to write this Senior Vice President" an email.  Can you put something together for me and then we can work it together?".   Happens all the time.  They can do it but they are just so fearful.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:10 PM (p302b)

215 I also read/heard that France's population lost height because Napoleon(?) sent the tallest men to war and they were killed off.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:07 PM (gofDd)

Between the revolution and the 20 years of war, Frenchmen of all heights died regularly. But hey, at least they didn't let the bourgeois run things, right?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 06:10 PM (bgcml)

216 gingers are lots of fun, especially after they pass out. then you can take a sharpie and play connect the dots...

Posted by: mrfixit at January 29, 2010 06:10 PM (Bsm1s)

217 194 Never heard Clutch.  Megadeth and Slayer I can handle.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 11:05 PM (3RWnU)

PA,  Clutch is da bomb..too lazy to link. You know what to do.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 06:11 PM (B1sBB)

218 207 Thesis:  Outlines are essential to good writing.
Trimegistus +100

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:11 PM (zmiSr)

219 Ginger since birth, 7/8ths Saxon German, 1/8th Irish.

Either the Celtic genes are damn strong, or my mother was lying.

Posted by: North Dallas Thirty at January 29, 2010 06:12 PM (ZX104)

220 It says something about France that their most feared and respected military force is composed entirely of men who aren't French.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 06:12 PM (WuvMD)

221 Most modern word processing apps have an outline view mode.  When writing platform independent tech doc for customers (i.e. doc in HTML format) I've use the various heading levels as a sort of outline while developing the documentation.  That works OK.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:12 PM (3RWnU)

222

216 I also read/heard that France's population lost height because Napoleon(?) sent the tallest men to war and they were killed off.

Ooh, I can see the movie title now:  "Short Man Syndrome:  This Time it's Personal!"  (Sorry I couldn't work in a semi-colon there.)

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:12 PM (CfmlF)

223

All caught up on the thread--very intellectual here at the ONT tonight!

Hey Dang, just happy hour and I just got home.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 29, 2010 06:12 PM (6ILDX)

224

Have you ever seen that girl that had that truly translucent skin that you see the blue traces of her veins lace her heaving bosom? Yep, me , too.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 10:56 PM (rQTdM)

Seen her? I married her. She was from Wis GON son (still is, I guess) and she was Scandi (still is, I guess).

I need a tissue. Thanks a lot, man.

Posted by: Jones at January 29, 2010 06:12 PM (JL3qV)

225 202 So did Britain, and other countries as well, especially for grenadiers, so if there were truth to that,  it would effect both.

Posted by: Amused Observer at January 29, 2010 06:12 PM (EioPx)

226 Posted by: Trimegistus at January 29, 2010 11:07 PM (OW3Eh)

I'm not going to argue with you.  There is no way to adjudicate the situation.  What, are we going to have a "how much money have you earned this year from your writing?" fight?   There is not way to really prove either of us correct as I can produce successful writers who don't outline on paper.  Some of it is total paranoia that someone will steal the idea and some of it is well, just the way they write.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:13 PM (p302b)

227 I think writing is an art so maybe it is more personal than one would think.

I agree. I also think it depends on what you're writing. I despised writing outlines for papers. But if it were something extensive, like a dissertation, then I would have an outline done up.

I also used to take notes in outline form. So maybe that's why I never wrote outlines for papers.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:13 PM (gofDd)

228 221 It says something about France that their most feared and respected military force is composed entirely of men who aren't French.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 11:12 PM (WuvMD)

F-U

Posted by: Napolean at January 29, 2010 06:14 PM (B1sBB)

229
Who in the realm of mythology would you recommend?

Enlil.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:14 PM (4Rlzw)

230 Japanese women used to blacken their teeth to make their skin look paler. It's also a class thing (so I was taught) in China. Peasants are tan from working in the field and the paler are wealthy because they get to stay indoors.

While I find the idea of fatherhood distasteful

OMG. Marry me. Seriously. I have no desire to have kids.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:05 PM (gofDd)

First I have to ask - by blacken, do you mean to actually make them BLACK? 

Rum, I've said it before and I'll say it again - you need to proseletize more women to share your views.  Granted - that will not convert them all into hot stompy-boot wearing asians, but at least they will have the right mindset.  Maybe you should start a newsletter or something.  You hate/dislike all the right things! 

Oh - and I'd marry ya, but I probably couldn't afford to keep you in the Disney Princess lifestyle you deserve...  >

I was born with red hair.  It turned brown later, but in the summer when I was younger it would get reddish highlights.  All of my grandparents are from Japan.


Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 11:01 PM (CfmlF)

Wow - DNA is amazing.  I bet your dad was a little concerned at first...  Heh heh.  I had blonde hair and blue eyes until I was 4 yrs old - but then they went brown and green respectively.  Alas...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 06:14 PM (4nbyM)

231 Now Dead Kennedys are on. Flashbacks to my neighbors skate ramp.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 06:15 PM (V2pCF)

232

So is JD Salinger's estate gonna cough-up the goods..or what?

  

Posted by: Napolean at January 29, 2010 06:15 PM (B1sBB)

233

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 29, 2010 11:12 PM (6ILDX)

 

It took me a while to catch up too!  I can't believe how early Maet had it up.

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:15 PM (CfmlF)

234

217 gingers are lots of fun...

In high school, I dated twin, copper -heads. Actually, I was caught in the middle. They fought so much that when one (Sondra) broke up with me that the other one (Rhonda) would take her revenge by dating me. Serious fun for me. I felt so used.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:15 PM (rQTdM)

235

wtf Mel Gibson? The Jew baiting and marriage crack-up were bad enough, but DiCaprio in a Viking flick? That's a little too much.

Dude's lost his mind.

Lay off the hootch, Mel. Come home, baby, come home.

Posted by: Cowboy at January 29, 2010 06:15 PM (zwrlc)

236 Just watched the expose about John Edwards and his "loyal" staffer Andrew Young and Mrs. Young.  Good grief, I'm not sure who is more disgusting, Edwards or the greedy scumbags, the Youngs.  Slimey, the lot of em.

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 29, 2010 06:15 PM (NPvz/)

237 Goodnight, guys - time for some zzz's.

Posted by: CoolCzech at January 29, 2010 06:15 PM (QECjC)

238 I've got half a bottle of Malbec in me, I can type 100 words a minute, and it's too cold outside to put up with bad writing advice.  Always outline.

If you don't agree, we're gonna settle this Gaucho style.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 29, 2010 06:16 PM (OW3Eh)

239 So did Britain, and other countries as well, especially for grenadiers, so if there were truth to that,  it would effect both.

It explains why so many Europeans are so danged short.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:16 PM (gofDd)

240 Did anybody notice the finger he gave to the republican congress?

Posted by: Tommy Klinf at January 29, 2010 06:16 PM (7Mvvx)

241

come on, france isn't all bad

it has an airport with flights leaving

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 29, 2010 06:16 PM (s6LZk)

242

229

I meant 'that exist and are in service right now.'

And, F-U right back.

And it's spelled 'Napoleon.'

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 06:16 PM (WuvMD)

243 231 Japanese women used to blacken their teeth to make their skin look paler. It's also a class thing (so I was taught) in China. Peasants are tan from working in the field and the paler are wealthy because they get to stay indoors.

Kind of like the reverse Jesus thing, reverse blackface?

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:17 PM (CfmlF)

244 Tommy...no...when?

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 29, 2010 06:17 PM (NPvz/)

245

Who in the realm of mythology would you recommend?

female g-spot

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 29, 2010 06:17 PM (s6LZk)

246 214 Yes? Who in the realm of mythology would you recommend? Hera? Khepri? Oromë? You?

Crom. 

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 06:17 PM (otlXg)

247 213 He said he feared it was a trap and that once they took the money then they would be told they would have to increase their capitalization and a lot of them would be put out of business.

Taking government money is like borrowing from the mob.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 11:09 PM (3RWnU)

Funny you should say that cause a friend of mine recently said they are "starting to remind him of the mob".  And one of my other friends said "starting?"

And I thought to myself, this is not a good sign.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:18 PM (p302b)

248 215 I agree; that's why children should be given the tools to write, and write well. As an undergrad, I had to take Comp 2 because it was "part of the rules". They had to teach many of these college freshmen how to write, because they'd never been taught. Furthermore, the lack of instruction fostered this feeling of fear you mentioned. I didn't (and don't) think it's fair to leave people in the dark like that.

/Contractions? What contractions?    

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:18 PM (zmiSr)

249
Did anybody notice the finger he gave to the republican congress?

Didn't watch, but that sounds like par for a jakarta street kid/chicago dirtbag.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:18 PM (4Rlzw)

250 Good night, CC!

by blacken, do you mean to actually make them BLACK? 

Oh yes, I mean black. I forgot what they used. Kohl, maybe, like Egyptians?

Oh - and I'd marry ya, but I probably couldn't afford to keep you in the Disney Princess lifestyle you deserve

As long as I get taken to Disney World once every couple of years, I'm happy.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:19 PM (gofDd)

251 224

All caught up on the thread--very intellectual here at the ONT tonight!

Hey Dang, just happy hour and I just got home.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 29, 2010 11:12 PM (6ILDX)

hehe, its early, won't last long.

Posted by: Napolean at January 29, 2010 06:19 PM (B1sBB)

252

@ kawfytawk at January 29, 2010 11:17 PM (NPvz/)

I guess I'd reveal a little about my ageism, but that was way, way back in 1973 in Norfolk.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:19 PM (rQTdM)

253

237 Yes they are all scum, but I ain't gonna lie: I very much want to read that book. One story is more vile than the next and I have always detested the Silky Pony so I plan to read with enjoyment.

 

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 29, 2010 06:19 PM (6ILDX)

254 I have friends who send me and email and say "I need to write this Senior Vice President" an email.

Initial presentations to executives is the easiest thing in the world!  I have two rules that guide everything.

1) One page.  They'll go MEGO on you with anything longer.
2) Bullet points - no more than 10.

The idea with execs is keep it simple as possible and don't waste their time with some turgid 10 or 20 page exegesis they'll be forced to either ignore or foist off on some lackey.

If they want to know more, then they'll ask for more if you caught their attention.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:19 PM (3RWnU)

255 247 214 Crom.

Pass. 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:19 PM (zmiSr)

256 241 Did anybody notice the finger he gave to the republican congress?     Someone needs to make an ad displaying Precedent Wee Wee's Class A (as in Asshole) temperment.  This finger, the one he gave Hillary, (and wasn't there one to John McCain too) as well as his petty, snotty soundbites should all be included.  This man isn't fit to lead a gang of Bloods let alone our country.

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:20 PM (CfmlF)

257 The air outside is so cold and clear I can see the shadows of individual branches on the snow.  Somewhere nearby an owl is hooting.  Even with a full moon the stars are bright.  Time to get under some flannel sheets with someone warm. 

'night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 29, 2010 06:20 PM (OW3Eh)

258 257

Nice.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 29, 2010 06:21 PM (V2pCF)

259 251 As long as I get taken to Disney World once every couple of years, I'm happy.

Bleh, I hate Disney World.  They aren't forcing me to be "happy" and I hate the "speed" line where you pay extra to wait in another line. When the pillars of Olympus crumble, I hope they take out Disney World.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 06:21 PM (otlXg)

260

@ 257

The bloods would kick his ass.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:21 PM (rQTdM)

261 Just keep calling him President Mom Jeans, and it'll knock him down a notch.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 06:21 PM (YX6i/)

262 I hate to even admit this.  But when I was in undergrad.  If they insisted on seeing an outline I would write the paper first and then write the outline.  But I agree with technical writing or a dissertation you need an outline.  But I was talking more about fiction.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:22 PM (p302b)

263 227 I also used to take notes in outline form. So maybe that's why I never wrote outlines for papers.

Well, that's different then, especially when you're doing classes where (1) you can get away with that or (2) are doing your own research. That works.  

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:22 PM (zmiSr)

264 I also read/heard that France's population lost height because Napoleon(?) sent the tallest men to war and they were killed off.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:07 PM (gofDd)

Makes sense.  I know that the grenadiers and Imperial Guard had height requirements, and they were NOT just ceremonial forces. 

I notice you mention having a book by Dalrymple.  I have everything he's written other than Romancing Opiates and If Symptoms Persist.  I can't get enough of his work.  If it were up to me, every person dreaming of any kind of medical or civil service work would be required to read him, and best vigorously tested to verify they understood the lessons.  There are some great internet sites that have substantial collections of his articles.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 06:23 PM (4nbyM)

265 254

I don't want another penny going to those two.  They are beyond vile. And I am without words for Edwards.

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 29, 2010 06:23 PM (NPvz/)

266 The idea with execs is keep it simple as possible and don't waste their time with some turgid 10 or 20 page exegesis they'll be forced to either ignore or foist off on some lackey

I wish that applied to law. I've put together pleadings that were 3 or 4 inches thick and metal prongs wouldn't hold together. Seriously, what judge is going to read 1,000 pages of paper about two people fighting over a dog?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:23 PM (gofDd)

267 #221  The modern French Foreign Legion has almost 25% of its manpower that are French Citizens. Germans and British soldiers make up a large block of the Legion. Five regiments are stationed currently in France.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 06:23 PM (kmgIE)

268 #256  Pass.

Obviously, you don't know the Riddle of Steel.  Contemplate this on the Tree of Woe.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 06:23 PM (otlXg)

269

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 11:15 PM (rQTdM)

 

Ha!  You were exploited like a piece of meat.  You poor, poor man!

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:24 PM (CfmlF)

270

H'm.  I stand corrected.  Or sit, in this case.  But I believe my point stands.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 06:25 PM (WuvMD)

271

264 I hate to even admit this.  But when I was in undergrad.  If they insisted on seeing an outline I would write the paper first and then write the outline.

Oh...hehe shit, you mean thats not the right way to do it?? 

Posted by: Napolean at January 29, 2010 06:25 PM (B1sBB)

272 I hate the "speed" line where you pay extra to wait in another line.

Umm, that's not at Disney World. Six Flags has that but Disney World does not. Fast Pass is free. If you were paying to cut in line at a Disney Park, you were scammed.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:26 PM (gofDd)

273 I weeped. Weeped in my corn flakes,I did. With a smile on face.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:26 PM (rQTdM)

274 230 Who in the realm of mythology would you recommend?
Enlil.

Good choice, especially considering GoW doesn't target the Sumerian pantheon.


Random: The funniest god name is Enki-du.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:26 PM (zmiSr)

275

The bloods would kick his ass.

 

heh!  They would probably muzzle him within five minutes.  He talks incessantly (about himself) and he's fricking annoying.

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:26 PM (CfmlF)

276 Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 11:20 PM (CfmlF)

I didn't notice that but it was one thing when it was done to hillary, since they were candidates, rivals.  It's quite a slap in the face to the office if it was done by a sitting president to congress.  So, I hope you are assuming a rhetorical "finger".

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:26 PM (p302b)

277 Jeebus.  The One is wearing Bono glasses in the photo on Drudge.  Are you effing serious?  Must have been spliffin' before hand.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 06:26 PM (YX6i/)

278

266-Library. I won't pay for it either.

There was an article by one of his former staffers in the Daily Beast (I think) and he said that JE is so delusional that he most likely thinks that he can redeem himself and run for office again in the future.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 29, 2010 06:27 PM (6ILDX)

279 Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 11:23 PM (4nbyM)

I also have In Praise of Prejudice. All on my stack to read. I'm so far behind, lol. I've read some of his articles online, too. He's a great writer.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:27 PM (gofDd)

280 I wonder how Teej's surgery went today.  Does anyone know?

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:27 PM (CfmlF)

281

Random: The funniest god name is Enki-du.

That's hilarious..

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:28 PM (rQTdM)

282 hi , my name is jon hecker ,im from Alaska ( alaska  trash) and i don't  give a shit about the world in general! all you morons are welcome in my camp if things go to shit.talk is cheap. put up or shut up. i have learned more here than in school. the talk is good, now do sumthin!

Posted by: alaska trash at January 29, 2010 06:29 PM (R0rtK)

283

BANG BANG BANG BANG -VOMA NOS -VOMA NOS!!

Posted by: Napolean at January 29, 2010 06:29 PM (B1sBB)

284 Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:23 PM (gofDd)

That was so funny.  I am now cleaning the desk.  The very nature of law is that it should be brief and succinct.  Somehow these concepts are being lost.  Look at the size and heft of the bills that many of these trained attorney in congress are a party to, it's disgraceful.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:29 PM (p302b)

285 Seriously, what judge is going to read 1,000 pages of paper about two people fighting over a dog?

Seriously, none of them.  NOT. A. ONE.   You could bind 950 pages worth Sears catalog in there and the judge would never know it.  They're going to skim a couple of pages and make their decision in about 5 minutes or less.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:30 PM (3RWnU)

286
So, I hope you are assuming a rhetorical "finger".

No, not at all; he does the classic 4th grade 'scratch your nose with your middle finger' and then most likely chortles about it with m'chell - "did you see me flipping off all them honkeys?!"  It's freaking unbelievable, I know, but the turd actually does this.  In public.  And isn't called out on it, of course.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:30 PM (4Rlzw)

287 friggin sock!

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 06:30 PM (B1sBB)

288

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 11:26 PM (p302b)

 

I didn't watch it, (the speech today at the Republicans retreat) but several people have commented that he did it there today.  He is completely unpresidential, unprofessional and a total big whiny cry baby.

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:30 PM (CfmlF)

289 279

I think he is in Haiti making a fool of himself.  He is almost as delusional as Obama...what is it about the quest for power and these narcissistic men?

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 29, 2010 06:31 PM (NPvz/)

290 269 Obviously, you don't know the Riddle of Steel. Contemplate this on the Tree of Woe.

Fortitude, perseverance, & steadfastness are mightier than weapons.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:31 PM (zmiSr)

291
You could bind 950 pages worth Sears catalog in there and the judge would never know it. 

Yup, but if it ever get's introduced as evidence and needs to be tiffed for Summation or Concordance, our company will be happy to do so for you at $800/gb.   You should see some of the crap I process, it's crazy.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:32 PM (4Rlzw)

292 Errr...my homies...we stand here...at the precipice of a great....a great...drive-by shooting...
I can't do it alone... I'm gonna need a lotta help...Crompton wasn't built in a day...Can't just wish those bullets into T-Squiff's head...gotta come together...Gotta get this right...

Posted by: Crip Obama at January 29, 2010 06:32 PM (V2pCF)

293

I didn't watch it, (the speech today at the Republicans retreat) but several people have commented that he did it there today.  He is completely unpresidential, unprofessional and a total big whiny cry baby.

F-U cracker, thats my daddy!! 

Posted by: malalia at January 29, 2010 06:32 PM (B1sBB)

294 Random: The funniest god name is Enki-du.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 11:26 PM (zmiSr)

And the most surprising character in the Gilgamesh epic?

Noah.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 06:33 PM (bgcml)

295

Posted by: alaska trash at January 29, 2010 11:29 PM (R0rtK)

 

Nice to meet you!  (virtually shakes hand)

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:34 PM (CfmlF)

296

293 Errr...my homies...we stand here...at the precipice of a great....a great...drive-by shooting...
I can't do it alone... I'm gonna need a lotta help...Crompton wasn't built in a day...Can't just wish those bullets into T-Squiff's head...gotta come together...Gotta get this right...

Oh, hell yeah.

 


 

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:34 PM (rQTdM)

297 Today I saw a professional woman carrying around a small dog in a dog carrier that resembled those carriers that mom's carry their babies around in, you know the ones where you strap them onto your body and then put the baby in.  Only this one was small dog size with a small dog which she called "her baby".  God forgive me, I couldn't resist, I had to ask what this unusual woman, attending a professional conference as one of the professionals thought of the SOTU address.  Trust me, you know what she thought, she was an avowed follower..lol

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:35 PM (p302b)

298

Posted by: malalia at January 29, 2010 11:32 PM (B1sBB)

 

so who your baby mama, Jesse Jackson?  Michelle only gave birth to Sasha and Malia. 

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:35 PM (CfmlF)

299 #291  Fortitude, perseverance, & steadfastness are mightier than weapons.

Yeah, I'm sure you just figured that out and didn't use the magic of Google at all...

I guess I can let it pass, as you are losing your happy home in Tartarus in less than 2 months.  And then when Dante's Inferno comes out...

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 06:36 PM (otlXg)

300 295 Why were you surprised?

Gilgamesh is just a mythological character; Noah is real. 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:37 PM (zmiSr)

301 Look at the size and heft of the bills that many of these trained attorney in congress are a party to, it's disgraceful.

I really think there should be a law limiting how long bills are. 10 pages max, size 12 font, plain English. If you can't get it done in 10 pages, and can't write it in a way that normal people can understand, then maybe it shouldn't be done at all. I blame the massive size of these bills on the country being overlawyered.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:37 PM (gofDd)

302   298 Today I saw a professional woman carrying around a small dog in a dog carrier that resembled those carriers that mom's carry their babies around in, you know the ones where you strap them onto your body and then put the baby in.  Only this one was small dog size with a small dog which she called "her baby".  God forgive me, I couldn't resist, I had to ask what this unusual woman, attending a professional conference as one of the professionals thought of the SOTU address.  Trust me, you know what she thought, she was an avowed follower..lol

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 11:35 PM (p302b)

And the nanny state shall live.

Posted by: malalia at January 29, 2010 06:37 PM (B1sBB)

303

If you don't agree, we're gonna settle this Gaucho style.

Bolas and wide legged short pants at twenty paces?

Posted by: huerfano at January 29, 2010 06:38 PM (n6X5O)

304

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 29, 2010 11:31 PM (NPvz/)

 

Once they get the roads clear in Haiti, Edwards will have plenty of ambulances to chase.  I can only imagine the hoardes of class action clients he's lining up...

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:38 PM (CfmlF)

305 300 Yeah, I'm sure you just figured that out and didn't use the magic of Google at all...

No, we talked about it here on AoSHQ some time back, IIRC. Besides, Google is .

I guess I can let it pass, as you are losing your happy home in Tartarus in less than 2 months.  And then when Dante's Inferno comes out...

?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:39 PM (zmiSr)

306 I saw a professional woman carrying around a small dog in a dog carrier that resembled those carriers that mom's carry their babies around in, you know the ones where you strap them onto your body and then put the baby in.

I've seen that. I was also at a pet store yesterday and saw a woman with a small dog in her purse. I've also noticed that the majority of Asians in my neighborhood have small, itty bitty dogs.

If a dog is smaller than a football, it's not a real dog.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:40 PM (gofDd)

307 I also have In Praise of Prejudice. All on my stack to read. I'm so far behind, lol. I've read some of his articles online, too. He's a great writer.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:27 PM (gofDd)

My favorite of his books is Life a the Bottom.  There are reasons why our country (and the West in general) is plagued by human trash, and he lays them out pretty plainly. 

I hesitate to presume to suggest an addition to your reading pile, but if you ever want a great read about how great things once were, before the disasters of the 20th Century wrecked the world, I suggest The World of Yesterday, but Stefan Zweig. 

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 06:40 PM (4nbyM)

308 299

Posted by: malalia at January 29, 2010 11:32 PM (B1sBB)

 

so who your baby mama, Jesse Jackson?  Michelle only gave birth to Sasha and Malia. 

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 11:35 PM (CfmlF)

Yeah what evah..daddy sais it does'nt madder cuz im gonna be the princess of da whirled!!

 

Posted by: malia at January 29, 2010 06:40 PM (B1sBB)

309
Gilgamesh is just a mythological character

I disagree; I think they both are actual historical figures.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:40 PM (4Rlzw)

310 304

Sadly, you are probably right.  Sadder still,  his betrayed wife is still fighting for her life.

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 29, 2010 06:41 PM (NPvz/)

311 Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 11:40 PM (4nbyM)

If I ever catch up on my stack, I'll look him up. His name sounds familiar.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:41 PM (gofDd)

312 I got a life-size Michelle Obama stand-up for my birthday.  Any suggestions on what to do with it?

Posted by: Crusty at January 29, 2010 06:42 PM (qzgbP)

313 Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 11:40 PM (4Rlzw)
Didn't someone publish a paper stating that they felt he was a real person.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:42 PM (p302b)

314 Gabe put up the listing for 50 Worst Movies, & there's one on there called Sex Lives of the Potato Men. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot???

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 06:42 PM (zmiSr)

315 Miss'80sBaby, I think they're making a movie of the Inferno.  That may be what he's referring to. 

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 06:43 PM (WuvMD)

316

Rum, look, as you get older the dogs get smaller. I've seen it in my own parents. I guess, one day soon, I'll have a pack of kleekai. Sled pulling ankle-biters.

 

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:43 PM (rQTdM)

317 #306  There's a GoW clone game called Dante's Inferno that is coming out this year (I think).  And, you guessed it, the game's based off the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 06:43 PM (otlXg)

318 313 I got a life-size Michelle Obama stand-up for my birthday.  Any suggestions on what to do with it?       Oooh, this is where things could get sticky...

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:43 PM (CfmlF)

319 a small dog in her purse.

So what happens when the dog decides to ummm...do its business in their purse?  Its gotta be embarrassing when you pull out your wallet and it reeks of dog piss.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:43 PM (3RWnU)

320 Two things I heard on the news that's been bothering me:

1) Woman got divorced and lost her health insurance. Now she's looking to marry a guy just for his health insurance.

2) Some other "man" is now pregnant and "he" is married to another "man" that used to be a woman. I don't get this at all. I'm sorry, but if you have the desire to get pregnant, that does not make you a man, no matter how many parts you surgically remove/add. And if you still have woman parts in you that enable you to get pregnant, that does not make you a real man.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:44 PM (gofDd)

321

#313  Cut it up into tiny little pieces before it takes you down for the count.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 06:44 PM (kmgIE)

322 Any suggestions on what to do with it?

I have suggestions, but I don't want to be visited by the Secret service.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:44 PM (gofDd)

323   313 I got a life-size Michelle Obama stand-up for my birthday.  Any suggestions on what to do with it?

Posted by: Crusty at January 29, 2010 11:42 PM (qzgbP)

 

Well...when I was in college we would have...

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 06:45 PM (B1sBB)

324

I got a life-size Michelle Obama stand-up for my birthday.  Any suggestions on what to do with it?

Two words:  Penis.  Camera.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 06:45 PM (WuvMD)

325 look, as you get older the dogs get smaller. I've seen it in my own parents. I guess, one day soon, I'll have a pack of kleekai. Sled pulling ankle-biters.

I don't want anything smaller than a Corgi. This whole teacup dog thing is ridiculous.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:46 PM (gofDd)

326
the game's based off the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy.

I don't get it, is Dante supposed to be some kind of roided-up badass that kicks ass in the 7 circles or something?  Doesn't seem very plausible.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:46 PM (4Rlzw)

327

I got a life-size Michelle Obama stand-up for my birthday.  Any suggestions on what to do with it?

MAKE HER be proud to be an American

Posted by: Rewrite! at January 29, 2010 06:47 PM (d7Px0)

328 So what happens when the dog decides to ummm...do its business in their purse?  Its gotta be embarrassing when you pull out your wallet and it reeks of dog piss.

It was a special purse made for the dog. Like a dog carrier purse. I do wonder about that, though. Is the dog trained not to doo doo when it's in the purse?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:47 PM (gofDd)

329 Any suggestions on what to do with it?

Get a nice lace wig for it, leave it on overnight, then decide in the morning.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:47 PM (3RWnU)

330 I also read/heard that France's population lost height because Napoleon(?) sent the tallest men to war and they were killed off.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:07 PM (gofDd)

True: In Panmunjom, the South Korean guards and most of the Americans up there are the tallest ones they can find. It's done for intimidation purposes. Most North Koreans aren't that tall because most didn't eat well before they went onto the military.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 29, 2010 06:47 PM (EhlQq)

331 PA, that was funny.  One of my friends said that little dogs in big women's purses is now considered a fashion accessory.  Today was the first time I ever saw anyone with their dog strapped on though.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:47 PM (p302b)

332 I miss my dog.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 06:48 PM (B1sBB)

333 Is the dog trained not to doo doo when it's in the purse?

Its been my experience that those little yappy rat dogs do their business wherever they damn well please.  Larger dogs you can train, smaller ones train you.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:49 PM (3RWnU)

334

True: In Panmunjom, the South Korean guards and most of the Americans up there are the tallest ones they can find. It's done for intimidation purposes. Most North Koreans aren't that tall because most didn't eat well before they went onto the military.

Bill R., did you do some time in the JSA?

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:49 PM (rQTdM)

335

True: In Panmunjom, the South Korean guards and most of the Americans up there are the tallest ones they can find. It's done for intimidation purposes. Most North Koreans aren't that tall because most didn't eat well before they went onto the military.

 

I think I read somewhere that the average North Korean is more than 4" shorter than the average South Korean.  Kim Jung Il is an evil, vile man who's going to burn in Hell.  Too bad he's not there already.

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:49 PM (CfmlF)

336 326

Re: the teacup dog thing
 My friend works with a vet and this women came in with her teacup chihuahua, never knew there was such a thing...anyway, it was wearing one of those cones because it was pulling all it's hair out...apparently the family cat continually stalks it.

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 29, 2010 06:50 PM (NPvz/)

337 Runty micro-dogs are indeed an abomination.  By that I mean anything with "miniature" in it's name.  However, some small dogs are OK.  If I had a domestic servant to look after them, I'd have a pair of pugs.  Though I'd have to balance that with a great dane or a mastif.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 06:50 PM (4nbyM)

338 I always feel sorry for old guys when i see them taking a little yorkie or toy poodle or some dog like that for a walk. You just know that it's his wifes dog and she's making and he probably spends the entire time walking that poor excuse of a dog wondering how the hell he ended up doing this and wishing for his manhood again.

Posted by: koopy at January 29, 2010 06:50 PM (XllG0)

339 Why were you surprised?

Gilgamesh is just a mythological character; Noah is real. 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 11:37 PM (zmiSr)

Because I did not expect to run across a central Christian figure in a Babylonian story? Especially since it, apparently, isn't considered to be a big deal....

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 06:50 PM (bgcml)

340 One of my friends said that little dogs in big women's purses is now considered a fashion accessory.

I sense a market opportunity here for a robot Japanese fashion dog that WON'T do any business in your purse.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:51 PM (3RWnU)

341 #327  I don't get it, is Dante supposed to be some kind of roided-up badass that kicks ass in the 7 circles or something?  Doesn't seem very plausible.

Precisely. 

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 06:51 PM (otlXg)

342 283 was an outstanding example of frontier gibberish

Posted by: Jones at January 29, 2010 06:52 PM (JL3qV)

343 OK, goodnight everyone!  I hope you all have a great weekend!  Even you, Editor (if you're still around).

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 06:52 PM (CfmlF)

344 vile man who's going to burn in Hell.  Too bad he's not there already.

Dood - he lives in North Korea.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:52 PM (3RWnU)

345 I got a life-size Michelle Obama stand-up for my birthday.  Any suggestions on what to do with it?

Send pictures of it in ridiculous outfits to the fashion magazines and see the on the covers next month?

Isn't she beautiful in her mu mu with a baatleth!

Posted by: 18-1 at January 29, 2010 06:53 PM (bgcml)

346

But I was talking more about fiction.
Like writing about "Giner" and Mary Ann?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 29, 2010 06:54 PM (2qU2d)

347

I think I read somewhere that the average North Korean is more than 4" shorter than the average South Korean.  Kim Jung Il is an evil, vile man who's going to burn in Hell.  Too bad he's not there already.

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 11:49 PM (CfmlF)

Starvation/malnourishment is a bitch.  The biggest losers of the Korean war were the Norks.  They should have rolled over.

On a related note, I've read that Chinese people, properly fed, are not so different in height from Americans.  Can anyone confirm or deny that?

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 06:54 PM (4nbyM)

348


I don't want anything smaller than a Corgi. This whole teacup dog thing is ridiculous.

If you can't stand up straight and pet the dogs head it's not big enough to be called a dog.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 29, 2010 06:54 PM (LTCDr)

349 Listening to the Batchelor show and the guest host is talking to his car guru.  Apparently other car makers are beginning to recall cars also among them, Ford.  She is saying it is an American company who makes the gas pedal.  But an engineering friend was saying that it might not be the pedal at all.   So that is why they had to recall, they couldn't be sure.

Posted by: curious at January 29, 2010 06:54 PM (p302b)

350 Don't Buy American, Be American!

Posted by: alaska trash at January 29, 2010 06:54 PM (R0rtK)

351 On a related note, I've read that Chinese people, properly fed, are not so different in height from Americans.  Can anyone confirm or deny that?

Yes.

Posted by: Yao Ming at January 29, 2010 06:56 PM (XllG0)

352 Good night, runningrn!

Its been my experience that those little yappy rat dogs do their business wherever they damn well please.  Larger dogs you can train, smaller ones train you.

I also heard people who own the small yappy dogs don't bother training them because the dogs are "so cute." Big ones you have to train because of their size, but the little ones do what they will because they're easier to pick up and carry or something.

Tiny dogs are just ridiculous. It's even more ridiculous that they're bred that way.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 06:56 PM (gofDd)

353 I got a life-size Michelle Obama stand-up for my birthday.  Any suggestions on what to do with it?

Posted by: Crusty at January 29, 2010 11:42 PM (qzgbP)

See post #320 for a hint.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 29, 2010 06:57 PM (EhlQq)

354
Woo, time to sleep, and sleep late.  G'night morons.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 06:57 PM (4Rlzw)

355

Bill R., did you do some time in the JSA?

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 11:49 PM (rQTdM)

Only visiting. I was down in Kunsan.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 29, 2010 06:58 PM (EhlQq)

356

Dating bitches. If it wasn't for the erotica; there would be a bounty on them.

Dating bitches.Heh I'm getting older also.

I need a bitch detector.

 

 

 

Posted by: chicocano at January 29, 2010 06:58 PM (2n5cq)

357 OTOH, tiny dogs will fit in a microwave just fine without any messy quartering and trimming.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 06:59 PM (3RWnU)

358

I don't know about the older=smaller dogs.  I'm no longer young and still don't own a dog under 40 lbs. (my mom does have a small dog, but he's a Jack Russell and a stone cold killer -- ram a baby bunny down and bit its head off on the neighbor's porch; he's a great conversation starter like that).

And watch it with the cracks on red heads; my son is a red head (and probably the best behaved one out of the lot).

As for the scary somebody coming to my door, speaking low guttural German...heck, I get that everytime my husband is having a bad day making something out in his workshop (although he is somebody I know and there are usually English expletives liberally sprinkled within the low guttural German).  He'd tell you Germany is hardly fit for a real man anymore...something about feminist takeover of society and turning men into sissy boys.

Posted by: unknown jane at January 29, 2010 06:59 PM (5/yRG)

359

3 Wolf Moon...it's beautiful.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 06:59 PM (rQTdM)

360 353- Hate to confirm the thing about not training little dogs, BUT.. My Bro-in-law loves his Yorkie SO much, he can't bring himself to correct the dog.  Drives me crazy!

Posted by: GregInSeattle at January 29, 2010 06:59 PM (B5cM9)

361 BTW  The Japanese Marines in WWII had a height requirement. Minimum of 6 feet tall.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 06:59 PM (kmgIE)

362 I need a bitch detector.

If your wallet empties faster than it refills, throw that one back.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 07:00 PM (3RWnU)

363

my boy Buddy...RIP

http://tiny.cc/25ubv

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 07:00 PM (B1sBB)

364 Wow, that dude in the Viking helmet looks like a fucking...Wait. Is that me? Who stold my facebook picture of me getting my GED?

Posted by: hutch1200 at January 29, 2010 07:00 PM (Z0vis)

365 On a related note, I've read that Chinese people, properly fed, are not so different in height from Americans.  Can anyone confirm or deny that?

My mom has cousins who were born in China that later came here. The older one was in her teens when she came here and she's pretty short. The younger siblings came here when they were 4 or 5 and are super tall. It's amazing what American nutrition will do.

That said, genetics is also at play. My dad is 5'11" and my mom is 5'3.75". I'm 5'4" and my sister is 5'2".

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:01 PM (gofDd)

366 something about feminist takeover of society and turning men into sissy boys.

Something to look forward to here.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:04 PM (gofDd)

367

It's amazing what American nutrition will do.

America, fuck yeah!!

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 07:05 PM (rQTdM)

368 367 something about feminist takeover of society and turning men into sissy boys.

Something to look forward to here.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 30, 2010 12:04 AM (gofDd)

Can't happen here.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 07:06 PM (B1sBB)

369 I read somewhere that the Aztecs bred Chi...chiha...Those little goddamn dogs as food.  Doesn't seem to make sense, unless they were the Aztec equivalent of chicken wings.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 07:06 PM (WuvMD)

370 368

It's amazing what American nutrition will do.

America, fuck yeah!!

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 30, 2010 12:05 AM (rQTdM)

Its the flouride and bacon.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 07:07 PM (B1sBB)

371

One of you wenches fetch me another Yuengling.

Posted by: Rewrite! at January 29, 2010 07:08 PM (d7Px0)

372 Hell, Rum makes baconish cookies.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 07:08 PM (rQTdM)

Posted by: andycanuck at January 29, 2010 07:08 PM (2qU2d)

374 #359  Since 2006, Angela Merkel has been Prime Minister of Germany. Perhaps that's his beef.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 07:08 PM (kmgIE)

375 I need a Heiny myself.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 07:09 PM (B1sBB)

376

Something to look forward to here.

Hey, give us a little credit...

 

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 07:09 PM (WuvMD)

377

Size is definitely subject to both DNA and nutrition.  The outputs can be surprising sometimes.  My great-uncle is a robust 6' 4" (or so), and his wife is in the low 5' range.  But their sons are  6' 8" and 7' 0" tall.  The corelation in size between parents and children is often weak.

I sometimes wonder if our species will stratefy dramatically in time.  Generally the best male and female specimens will mate with each other, and also the worst will mate with each other.  I envision two divergent populations - one advancing, one degrading.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 07:09 PM (4nbyM)

378

Can't happen here.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 30, 2010 12:06 AM (B1sBB)

I hope you're right. Looking around LA (and Seattle), it's depressing.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:09 PM (gofDd)

379 I envision two divergent populations - one advancing, one degrading.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 30, 2010 12:09 AM (4nbyM)

You might be on to something...

Posted by: HG Wells at January 29, 2010 07:10 PM (bgcml)

380 I envision two divergent populations - one advancing, one degrading.

Fuck you asshole! I thought of it first!

Posted by: H.G. Wells at January 29, 2010 07:10 PM (Opmig)

381 People must have lives on a Friday night. It got quiet.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:11 PM (gofDd)

382 I think a feminist dominated society would last until the first sewers started clogging up, roofs started to leak and nasty shit like that.  Not too many women are willing to cut into a big waste line and get "christened" with a couple of hundred gallons of gushing  shit, old tampons, and whatever else it is people shove down toilets.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 07:11 PM (3RWnU)

383

378

Sort of reverse Morlocks vs. Eloi?  The more advanced ones get bigger, and the less advanced get scrawnier?

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 07:11 PM (WuvMD)

384

382 People must have lives on a Friday night. It got quiet.

I'm personally offended. I have no life.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 07:13 PM (rQTdM)

385

I hope you're right. Looking around LA (and Seattle), it's depressing.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 30, 2010 12:09 AM (gofDd)

You just need to get out of the larger urban areas.  But the root of this problem may be more than just feminism.  I read that the water supplies in some areas are badly contaminated with estrogen.  That stuff is pure poison to a man.  It affects both body and mind.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 07:13 PM (4nbyM)

386 382 People must have lives on a Friday night. It got quiet.

Or looking at pron. 

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 07:13 PM (otlXg)

387

and whatever else it is people shove down toilets.
Korans? Slightly used.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 29, 2010 07:13 PM (2qU2d)

388 [non lace-wig spam deleted]

Posted by: basim at January 29, 2010 07:14 PM (4LPhe)

389

and whatever else it is people shove down toilets.
Korans? Slightly used.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 30, 2010 12:13 AM (2qU2d)

Ha!  The Koran - now in 2 ply.

 

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 07:15 PM (4nbyM)

390 383 I think a feminist dominated society would last until the first sewers started clogging up, roofs started to leak and nasty shit like that.  Not too many women are willing to cut into a big waste line and get "christened" with a couple of hundred gallons of gushing  shit, old tampons, and whatever else it is people shove down toilets.

There was an episode of South Park where the Crab People attempted to take over the world by making men into metrosexuals through TV shows like "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy".  There's this part where a fire broke out in SP, but all the men in town were now sissified and couldn't deal with the fire.  The ladies of SP realized they didn't want their men to be totally pussified.  Thus, they went and killed the producers of Queer Eye, who turned out to be Crab People.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 07:16 PM (otlXg)

391 You just need to get out of the larger urban areas.

Sadly, I am a big city girl. I like the big city and need to be at least within two hours of it by car.

Although I guess Orlando isn't "big city" but I'd move to the fancy suburbs around it.

I asked my dad about us moving to Houston and this time he actually said it might not be a bad idea. He's there right now on business and remarked to me about how nice a city it was. And how cheap it is to live there (compared to here).

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:17 PM (gofDd)

392

Ha!  The Koran - now in 2 ply.

and it's papyrus, too.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 29, 2010 07:17 PM (rQTdM)

393 379

Can't happen here.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 30, 2010 12:06 AM (B1sBB)

I hope you're right. Looking around LA (and Seattle), it's depressing.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 30, 2010 12:09 AM (gofDd)

I gotta tell ya, North Jersey(Sussex County) is very rural, blue collar, manly & succesful, we have a less than  5% unemployment rate as compared to the rest of the state, the problem is we cannnot comptete with that slack asses in union, Essex & Passaic County (to name a few)  they completly destroy the curve.

Were ok in North NJ!! 

 

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 07:19 PM (B1sBB)

394 Editor, your dad's a fag.

How do you know? Does his cock taste like shit?

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 29, 2010 07:20 PM (hoowK)

395 #392  I asked my dad about us moving to Houston and this time he actually said it might not be a bad idea. He's there right now on business and remarked to me about how nice a city it was. And how cheap it is to live there (compared to here).

Thinking about expanding your food supply to Texans?  They might have lots of silver bullets there, Rum, just a warning. 

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 29, 2010 07:20 PM (otlXg)

396 WTR  The Metro of Orlando is 2,000,000... Not to shabby. Lots and lots of discount shopping malls. I think I hit them all! 

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 07:21 PM (kmgIE)

397 with a couple of hundred gallons of gushing  shit, old tampons, and whatever else it is people shove down toilets.

I had a roommate once who decided to use paper towels as toilet paper. The problem of course, is that paper towels don't dissolve quick like TP. so he actually used them for quite a while before the pipe got so clogged we had to snake it to get it flowing again.

Posted by: koopy at January 29, 2010 07:22 PM (XllG0)

398 383 I think a feminist dominated society would last until the first sewers started clogging up, roofs started to leak and nasty shit like that.  Not too many women are willing to cut into a big waste line and get "christened" with a couple of hundred gallons of gushing  shit, old tampons, and whatever else it is people shove down toilets.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 30, 2010 12:11 AM (3RWnU)

Eh, hem...i know someone who may be available for the job soon.

Posted by: maddows middle finger at January 29, 2010 07:24 PM (B1sBB)

399

396

Can you blame her?  What's between here and there--Mississippi (whose residents probably taste like Natty Ice and Night Train) and right here in good ol' Looseeana, where the people probably taste like crawfish and daquiris.

Posted by: Secundus at January 29, 2010 07:25 PM (WuvMD)

400

Posted by: koopy at January 30, 2010 12:22 AM (XllG0)

Yikes.  I can take care of just about any household repair, but dealing with poop really gives me pause.  Of course, some days at the office I find that I'd rather be dealing with litteral shit, rather than the figurative shit so common to quality assurance work.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 07:26 PM (4nbyM)

401 I've had tenants shove disposable diapers, plastic cups, cardboard tubes from a dead roll of TP, etc down, then complain when it gets clogged.  Don't ever be a landlord.  Ever.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 07:27 PM (3RWnU)

402 The Metro of Orlando is 2,000,000... Not to shabby. Lots and lots of discount shopping malls.

I did see an outlet mall when we were heading to the fancy mall off the highway (forgot which one). Two million is doable--that's about how many people live in the Valley alone. Although I think more people are moving here because even Valley traffic is starting to suck more than it used to. Westsiders, stay on your own damn side!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:28 PM (gofDd)

403 I've had tenants shove disposable diapers, plastic cups, cardboard tubes from a dead roll of TP, etc down, then complain when it gets clogged.

In heavy Hispanic populated cities, I've heard stories of people throwing their TP in the trash because in Mexico the plumbing is so bad you can't even flush TP. So they think that's the same here and trash cans overflow with used TP.

My ex also dumps his cat litter down the toilet. It's not the pebble kind, but looks like sawdust. He says it's corn husks.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:30 PM (gofDd)

404 WTR - (if you're still here) I notice that Kratos often mentions your thirst for the blood of the living...  So - do you find that diet, or perhaps ethnicity, affects the taste?  Are some necks more dilectable than others?

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 07:30 PM (4nbyM)

405 IMO, the Palm Beach area has it all.  You can rub elbows with Donald Trump and get shot in a crack house all within the space of about a half hour and 3 miles.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 07:32 PM (3RWnU)

406 I've had tenants shove disposable diapers, plastic cups, cardboard tubes from a dead roll of TP, etc down, then complain when it gets clogged.  Don't ever be a landlord.  Ever.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 30, 2010 12:27 AM (3RWnU)

Arg.  That is truly disturbing.  People who do such things should be put down like rabid dogs.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 07:32 PM (4nbyM)

407 #403 WTR.. the one you are talking about is a "upscale" discount mall. It's on the left side of I-4 are you are heading south towards Disneyworld. It's got some really good prices on some things. However, thats only on a few items "in the back" of the store. You need to be a smart shopper. (as usual)

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 07:35 PM (kmgIE)

408 Well, the furnace has been off a while and my feet are getting cold.  Time to crawl under the blankets.  Good night to all right thinking morons!

Posted by: Reactionary at January 29, 2010 07:36 PM (4nbyM)

409 MBT your spam-fu is weak.  Take some lessons from the laptop battery guy.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 29, 2010 07:36 PM (3RWnU)

410 In heavy Hispanic populated cities, I've heard stories of people throwing their TP in the trash because in Mexico the plumbing is so bad you can't even flush TP. So they think that's the same here and trash cans overflow with used TP.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 30, 2010 12:30 AM (gofDd)

Um, yes.  Saw it in Ensenada.  I just don't see what people like about Mexico.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 07:36 PM (YX6i/)

411 Posted by: Reactionary at January 30, 2010 12:30 AM (4nbyM)

Well, I don't like East Indians because their curry flavor doesn't appeal to me. Mexicans are tasty, especially with some good salsa. I'm fond of Europeans, but French and Germans tend to be too rich because of all the meat Germans eat and the cream sauces French use.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:37 PM (gofDd)

412

I have a septic system...and over my bowl I have a sign that reads:

"Please help Mr. Hankey complete his journey. Flush toilet paper only!!! If you don't, our septic system will explode, Mr Hankey will not have a home and you will have to clean up the mess! Thank You.

I haven't had a back up in 4yrs..   

(picture of MR. Hankey courtesy of Comedy Central & South Park)

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 07:38 PM (B1sBB)

413 Good night, Reactionary!

I just don't see what people like about Mexico.


I've never been to Mexico even though it's so close. No desire to. I've been to Canada, been to the UK, all farther away than Mexico. If I never go to Mexico, it won't bother me. However, I do love Mexican food. Thank God that's all over LA.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:40 PM (gofDd)

414 apropos of NOTHING I'd just like to mention that I'm done reading an excellent book by an author (last name: Barlowe) called God's Demon.

I read it twice that's how good it was.
Get it used because Amazon is not selling it new.
Barnes and Noble has it new.

Just throwing this out there and not expecting anyone to comment nor actually read it.

cats ate my chocolate mousse
dogs drank my hot coco with marshmellows
my goldfish did synchronized swimming in my toilet bowl for about 10 seconds.

Posted by: kay at January 29, 2010 07:41 PM (TW1NB)

415 mystry,

The outlets around here are all premium ones, too. PGiS and I were talking about this the other night. The prices really aren't all that much cheaper, but they do have things in the stores there that the "regular" stores don't have. I don't really like outlet malls, though. I prefer the normal upscale malls.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:42 PM (gofDd)

416 Mexico City has a metro of 21,000,000 people. No wonder nothing works there. Plus it's built on top top a lake!  If there is a earthquake, there is no place to run to.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 07:43 PM (kmgIE)

417 406 IMO, the Palm Beach area has it all.  You can rub elbows with Donald Trump and get shot in a crack house all within the space of about a half hour and 3 miles.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 30, 2010 12:32 AM (3RWnU)

PA...you obviously have never been to Camden, NJ. 

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 07:43 PM (B1sBB)

418 PA, is it true West Palm Beach is fancier and richer than Palm Beach?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:45 PM (gofDd)

Posted by: koopy at January 29, 2010 07:46 PM (XllG0)

420 WTR.. True... As I said, it takes a smart shopper to beat the system. I believe you girls were talking about how the upscale malls were nothing but another way of selling their goods. Only a few things were different, and only a few things were truely discounted.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 07:49 PM (kmgIE)

421 I'm outty.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 29, 2010 07:50 PM (B1sBB)

422 The only time I ever wrote "outlines" was to study for in class essays. I'd essentially memorize key words and phrases (usually in chronological order--history major), then jot them down right before I started writing my essay.

Heh, that's how I used to take tests, too, it's a great method.

I also had a french teacher big on brainstorming, I always left the first page of the exam book blank to write in fake brainstorming after I finished the essay.

Curious, I heard that segment on Levin today. But the worst was the little boy who was assigned a paper on how to fight global warming and he wrote that global warming was a bunch of bs and the teacher gave him a zero. Then the mom goes in to complain and the principal blames it on the state, saying the standardized test the state uses fails you for denying global warming so the school has to do it, too. Ugh.

Miss'80sBaby, my college had a mandatory writing class first semester, I was honestly shocked and just disillusioned I guess reading some of my classmates' essays, they had no idea how to write, it was just awful, I have no idea what they 'learned' in high school. There are always lots of fights about how to improve the college curriculum, my take is that the problem really lies with the high schools. Way too much of college is spent teaching stuff you absolutely should have learned in high school.

Oh, and Editor, you were a college drop-out? With the way you write and contribute here at the ONT, color me sincerely surprised. I would have guessed high school.

That's right, Editor, you big dummy, I said it!

(who am i kidding, i am no good at flame wars, editor is awesome.)

Posted by: Adrian at January 29, 2010 07:50 PM (HqFA1)

423 Hee hee

Posted by: koopy at January 30, 2010 12:46 AM (XllG0)

I have to admit, I was routing for the trap.  I lose, again.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 07:52 PM (YX6i/)

424 editor is awesome.)

Posted by: Adrian at January 30, 2010 12:50 AM (HqFA1)

You people really are not getting the hang of this.  Practice on your vaginas, then come back.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 07:54 PM (YX6i/)

425 On the mouse trap, next time get a rat glue trap, this way, you can usually get at least three or more! ... You morons laugh; I have done it many times!

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 07:57 PM (kmgIE)

426 the worst was the little boy who was assigned a paper on how to fight global warming and he wrote that global warming was a bunch of bs and the teacher gave him a zero.

In high school we had to watch a video about how some black kids in Oakland watching Schindler's List laughed when someone got shot in the head and so they were put through sensitivity training, which apparently was teaching them about how bad slavery was. After we watched the video we were told to write down our thoughts about it. I wrote a half page screed about how genocide and slavery are NOT the same thing and that if they wanted to teach the kids about black genocide, they should have educated them about Ethiopia and Rwanda. (I was 16 when I wrote this, btw.)

And then I made the mistake of raising my hand and saying so in class. Oh boy, did that set off a firestorm. Two of the black girls in my class got mad at me and said it was the same thing because hundreds died in the Middle Passage. And my teacher (who has more white guilt than anyone I ever met) jumped on the bandwagon and told me I was insensitive. She also wrote on my paper after I turned it in, "Think again." And underlined it twice.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 07:57 PM (gofDd)

427 Editor? .... editor...?  is that some cable thing?

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at January 29, 2010 07:57 PM (JZa9d)

428 The weather outside is frightful. Everyone by now should be in their jammys and all snuggly warm. Either that, or their hands are frozen popsicles, and cannot type anything! Is anyone sitting in front of their computer with just their underwear on?

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 08:03 PM (kmgIE)

429 Are those of you who mentioned Theodore Dalrymple aware that he writes at the New English Review along with Hugh Fitzgerald and many other good essayists?  I never see that site referenced here but it is worth visiting often, particularily at the beginning of each month when the longer essays are published.

Posted by: Dave in Singapore at January 29, 2010 08:04 PM (OBDWE)

Posted by: A Clint and two Johns at January 29, 2010 08:04 PM (JZa9d)

431 Is anyone sitting in front of their computer with just their underwear on?

Maaaaaaybe.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 08:05 PM (gofDd)

432 Thanks a whole bunch Maet.  Guess I'm not wanted around here cause I'm a ginger.  I'm surprised you let me in the yahoo group cause my pic clearly shows the evil redhead.

Bite me.

Posted by: MPFS at January 29, 2010 08:07 PM (QuP9W)

433 WTR, yeah, the whole 2000 years of suffering and persecution and exile and pogroms and then the freaking Holocaust, and yet somehow you don't see Jews demanding affirmative action. That's a conversation you just do not want to start in class, though...

Posted by: Adrian at January 29, 2010 08:08 PM (HqFA1)

434 That's a conversation you just do not want to start in class, though...

Not with liberals, anyway. And my high school (that year) made Berkeley look centrist.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 08:12 PM (gofDd)

435 All right WTR; I will restrain myself and not say it. (pics) But MPFS just woke up Maet, and I will behave myself; unlike PGiS lol.

Posted by: mystry at January 29, 2010 08:12 PM (kmgIE)

436 This blog is sticking again (not in the icky yet oddly soothing way though); can we get a recall?!?!

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 08:16 PM (JZa9d)

437 my high school math teacher went to berkeley (he's a hardcore conservative, though). his favorite story was about some free speech demonstration (this was in the sixties, i think) where speaker after speaker took the megaphone to insult The Man and preach the importance of free speech, ect, ect, ect, and then some guy took it and started spouting some racist stuff and he got tackled and the megaphone was taken away from him. lol.

Posted by: Adrian at January 29, 2010 08:17 PM (HqFA1)

438 yeah, it's sticking for me, too. started right after WTR implied she was in her underwear. way to break the blog with your hotness, show-off!

Posted by: Adrian at January 29, 2010 08:19 PM (HqFA1)

439 You know, for bandwidth that costs $100,000 we're just getting giped.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 08:24 PM (YX6i/)

440 Hey, the blog started sticking before I said that! Not my fault you guys broke your blog with the reloads.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 08:27 PM (gofDd)

441

http://tinyurl.com/ygfq2to  Barry the Candy Man - You Tube

I hope I didn't go to far.

Posted by: Granny Jan at January 29, 2010 08:29 PM (d6oxZ)

442 O, wow. If you need a ten part article to explain that your woman is a bitch: a) you are too stupid to live b) you deserve to be spiritually eroded by her until she literally suffocates you in your sleep

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 08:31 PM (tyiS8)

443 Worst movie ever. The Cube. Only 8 hours long, it ends so unsatisfactorily, that they made a sequel in case the Stoners were too dumb to realize that is was a parody of nothing.

Posted by: pat at January 29, 2010 08:32 PM (TCZ5c)

444 screw you guys, i'm going home. good night.

Posted by: Adrian at January 29, 2010 08:35 PM (HqFA1)

445

375 -- Nah, he's of the opinion that the sissification started before Merkel; have you ever checked out who her successors were?  Compared to them, Merk's got brass ones.  The sitting to pee thing over there just about sent him over the top -- says all the real men need to get out while they still can (and that we shouldn't let it happen to us -- for refernce, see the bitchy date link).

The clogged toilet would not be the thing to drive me into the arms of the manly men.  I can fix a clogged toilet (and my car, and fix a roof, and kill creepy crawlies).  But killing the rodents...ah, that's where the men, they have me (and my girls -- none of us can hack rodents).  As long as they can dispatch a mouse or two, men will always be indispensible (well, I could get myself a dog like my mom's...but men are pretty nice to have around anyway).

Posted by: unknown jane at January 29, 2010 08:36 PM (5/yRG)

446 396 Thinking about expanding your food supply to Texans?  They might have lots of silver bullets there, Rum, just a warning.

Don't mess with Texas!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby, Texan by the grace of God at January 29, 2010 08:36 PM (zmiSr)

447 444 O, wow. If you need a ten part article to explain that your woman is a bitch:

a) you are too stupid to live
b) you deserve to be spiritually eroded by her until she literally suffocates you in your sleep

Yeah.  You would think that the major bitchiness would be a tell...

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 08:38 PM (JZa9d)

448 445
This The Cube?

I like that movie.  It's obscure.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 08:43 PM (afWhQ)

449 good f'ing evening everyone
yes i'm drunk
what's the topic 2nite

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 08:43 PM (Gk/wA)

450 Topic?  You've got to be kidding. 

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 08:44 PM (YX6i/)

451 okay, the topic is: why beer is so tasty

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 08:45 PM (Gk/wA)

452  
Beyond the path of the outmost sun through utter darkness hurled --
Further than ever comet flared or vagrant star-dust swirled --
Live such as fought and sailed and ruled and loved and made our world.
 
They are purged of pride because they died, they know the worth of their bays,
They sit at wine with the Maidens Nine and the Gods of the Elder Days,
It is their will to serve or be still as fitteth our Father's praise.
 
'Tis theirs to sweep through the ringing deep where Azrael's outposts are,
Or buffet a path through the Pit's red wrath when God goes out to war,
Or hang with the reckless Seraphim on the rein of a red-maned star.
 
They take their mirth in the joy of the Earth --
          they dare not grieve for her pain --
They know of toil and the end of toil, they know God's law is plain,
So they whistle the Devil to make them sport who know that Sin is vain.
 
And ofttimes cometh our wise Lord God, master of every trade,
And tells them tales of His daily toil, of Edens newly made;
And they rise to their feet as He passes by, gentlemen unafraid.
 
To these who are cleansed of base Desire, Sorrow and Lust and Shame --
Gods for they knew the hearts of men, men for they stooped to Fame,
Borne on the breath that men call Death, my brother's spirit came.
 
He scarce had need to doff his pride or slough the dross of Earth --
E'en as he trod that day to God so walked he from his birth,
In simpleness and gentleness and honour and clean mirth.
 
So cup to lip in fellowship they gave him welcome high
And made him place at the banquet board -- the Strong Men ranged thereby,
Who had done his work and held his peace and had no fear to die.
 
Beyond the loom of the last lone star, through open darkness hurled,
Further than rebel comet dared or hiving star-swarm swirled,
Sits he with those that praise our God for that they served His world.
 
 
 

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 08:45 PM (JZa9d)

453 somejoe that is a cool  poem, it follows a famous format, i forget what it is in my drunken state

kewl

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 08:47 PM (Gk/wA)

454 TO WOLCOTT BALESTIER

Rudyard Kipling

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 08:48 PM (JZa9d)

455 Oh, I love Kipling!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby, Texan by the grace of God at January 29, 2010 08:49 PM (zmiSr)

456 iambic pentameter

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 08:50 PM (gofDd)

457 Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 08:51 PM (Gk/wA)

458 Rage, RAGE against the dying of the light!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 08:52 PM (Gk/wA)

459 Every poem is improved by adding "Bork Bork Bork" at the end.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 08:55 PM (tyiS8)

460 To T. A.

I have made for you a song,
And it may be right or wrong,
But only you can tell me if it's true;
I have tried for to explain
Both your pleasure and your pain,
And, Thomas, here's my best respects to you!

O there'll surely come a day
When they'll give you all your pay,
And treat you as a Christian ought to do;
So, until that day comes round,
Heaven keep you safe and sound,
And, Thomas, here's my best respects to you!

R. K.

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 08:56 PM (JZa9d)

461 Do not go gently into that good night

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 08:57 PM (Gk/wA)

462 Did everyone leave?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 08:57 PM (Gk/wA)

463 the dying of the light!

I feel like that line was quoted in Interview with the Vampire. It's been awhile since I saw the movie. Anyone recall if it is?

btw, not a big fan of poetry...

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 08:58 PM (gofDd)

464 oh WTR it is probably Dylan Thomas' most famous poem

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 08:59 PM (Gk/wA)

465 My poetry knowledge is severely limited. I hated doing poetry in AP Lit. I've no love for it.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:01 PM (gofDd)

466 DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
meaning
BEFORE YOU DIE, DO SOMETHING WORTHWHILE
Make your life meaningful
Do something you'll be proud of
Follow your passion

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:02 PM (Gk/wA)

467 FOLLOW YOUR PASSION, dammit!
Don't be content with a 9-5 job
Do something you'll be proud of

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:03 PM (Gk/wA)

468 Bork Bork Bork

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 09:04 PM (tyiS8)

469 Poetry will save the earth from evil human polluters. 

Posted by: Algore at January 29, 2010 09:05 PM (YX6i/)

470 Did chemjeff finally pass out?

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 09:08 PM (YX6i/)

471 Do what you want with your life, but don't just chase dollars
Do what your passion calls you to do

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:08 PM (Gk/wA)

472 Editor, not yet

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:08 PM (Gk/wA)

473 Did chemjeff finally pass out?

Being drunk sure makes him, um, passionate. About poetry, that is.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:09 PM (gofDd)

474 I strongly believe that you should do what your passion calls you to do

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:09 PM (Gk/wA)

475 Yeah, it's always easy to tell others to follow their passion.  What if they don't have their "passion?"  Then what, eh?  No one ever solves that mystery.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 09:10 PM (afWhQ)

476 What it's like to have a life and sig other who likes to socialize as much as you do?

Wait, why am I asking the morons...


Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:10 PM (gofDd)

477 Do what you want with your life, but don't just chase dollars
Do what your passion calls you to do

Posted by: chemjeff at January 30, 2010 02:08 AM (Gk/wA)

Yeah, but if your passion also pays you dollars you're golden.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at January 29, 2010 09:10 PM (YX6i/)

478 Posted by: soulpile at January 30, 2010 02:10 AM (afWhQ)

I was just thinking that! My passion is traveling in style and shopping. Kinda hard to follow that without endless amounts of money.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:11 PM (gofDd)

479 477 Yeah, it's always easy to tell others to follow their passion.  What if they don't have their "passion?"  Then what, eh?  No one ever solves that mystery.

You must discover your own passion.  Whatever that is, pursue it.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:11 PM (Gk/wA)

480 I love poetry, not only from different countries but different ages. The Faerie Queene is my favourite!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:12 PM (zmiSr)

481 477 Yeah, it's always easy to tell others to follow their passion.  What if they don't have their "passion?"  Then what, eh?  No one ever solves that mystery.

Passions?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:12 PM (zmiSr)

482 Follow your passion.  It won't lead you astray.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:13 PM (Gk/wA)

483 And if you're passionless?  Then you're screwed, I suppose.
No one's going to pay me for reading and sleeping.  Ok, sure, I have a hobby outside that, but I suck at it.  It's not good to have a "passion" at which you have no talent.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 09:14 PM (afWhQ)

484 What number beer are you on, chemjeff?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:14 PM (gofDd)

485 468 DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
meaning
BEFORE YOU DIE, DO SOMETHING WORTHWHILE
Make your life meaningful
Do something you'll be proud of
Follow your passion

I always considered it a admonition to take a lot of the sons o' bitches with me when I go....

Though in its entirety it would seem to admonish people to live their lives to the fullest.  The how of that is, as always, up to each of us to decide.

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 09:14 PM (JZa9d)

486 Everyone has a passion.  Everyone has something that motivates themselves to be a better person.  Do that. 

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:15 PM (Gk/wA)

487 I've always thought about following my Special Purpose.

Posted by: Navin R. Johnson at January 29, 2010 09:16 PM (YX6i/)

488 A Solution for Too Much Snow: http://tinyurl.com/ybdqkqg

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:16 PM (zmiSr)

489 485 What's you hobby?

Also, you can get paid for reading. Children's librarian, researcher, research librarian, continuity expert, editor, etc.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:18 PM (zmiSr)

490 What number beer am I on?  Number X, where X is a number larger than 4

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:19 PM (Gk/wA)

491 Everyone has a passion.  Everyone has something that motivates themselves to be a better person.  Do that. 

Posted by: chemjeff at January 30, 2010 02:15 AM (Gk/wA)

This sounds like a killer story for a movie idea.  Thanks, chemjeff.  Another screenplay in the bag.

Posted by: Studio Executives at January 29, 2010 09:19 PM (YX6i/)

492

Ahoy polloi.  My cat is trying to steal sponge cake and cheese.  And he's eyeballing the tomatoes.  Thought you guys would wanna know.

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 09:20 PM (wkpyC)

493 I'd like to be a dilettante. I want my job to be flitting across the rich areas of the world where all I do is shop and eat and explore.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:20 PM (gofDd)

494 468 DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT...

I thought that meant you have to fight death, b/c it's coming to drag you away against your will. The poet also believes this life is all there is.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:20 PM (zmiSr)

495 M80B @ 496, yes: fight death by living a tremendous life.  Everyone must die.  So, before you die, live a remarkable life.  That is how you can fight death.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:22 PM (Gk/wA)

496 494

Ahoy polloi.  My cat is trying to steal sponge cake and cheese.  And he's eyeballing the tomatoes.  Thought you guys would wanna know.


Oddly enough;  yes, yes we do.

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 09:22 PM (JZa9d)

497 DON'T DIE IN VAIN

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:22 PM (Gk/wA)

498 I got nothin'.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:24 PM (gofDd)

499 okay I am going to bed
but don't waste your life
DAMMIT

Posted by: chemjeff at January 29, 2010 09:24 PM (Gk/wA)

500 I shouldn't mention this , but, uh, it's my birthday!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:24 PM (zmiSr)

501 Klaus just came over, rubbed against my arm, and said, "I'll be your best friend for a bite of that sponge cake."

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 09:25 PM (wkpyC)

502 Happy birthday, 80sbaby! How's it feel to be a quarter of a century?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:25 PM (gofDd)

503 Klaus just came over, rubbed against my arm, and said, "I'll be your best friend for a bite of that sponge cake."

Cats are sneaky.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:25 PM (gofDd)

504 ""I'd like to be a dilettante. I want my job to be flitting across the rich areas of the world where all I do is shop and eat and explore.""


You want to be 007.  lol

Posted by: Berserker at January 29, 2010 09:26 PM (gWHrG)

505 Happy Birthday! 

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 09:27 PM (JZa9d)

506 I love poetry, not only from different countries but different ages. The Faerie Queene is my favourite! Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 30, 2010 02:12 AM (zmiSr) The bit where the robot and Artegall toss the commie giant into the sea is my personal favourite. Followed by the bit where Britomart (I think) makes fun of Artegall for wearing women's clothes.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 09:28 PM (tyiS8)

507 491
Ceramics.

Unfortunately, anything to do with reading requires a different degree than mine (incredibly worthless)... and I refuse to go back to school.  College sucked out my brains and left mush in it's stead (I swear I used to be intelligent).  Spending more time in class would leave me pretty much intellectually suicidal.  I've thought about it, though.  Almost went back for a masters in business.

Also, no one's hiring.  That's the worst part.  I'm looking, though... maybe I'll find something interesting.  Too bad our museums suck.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 09:28 PM (afWhQ)

508 504 Happy birthday, 80sbaby! How's it feel to be a quarter of a century?

Old & single, as in old maid. I think I should have been born a gentleman's daughter in the 1800s. However, I'm happy to be alive another year. Excited & hopeful (mostly hopeful) about the future.

How's that for honesty?  

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:30 PM (zmiSr)

509 So it turns out that amateur Japanese stop-motion animators with a whole lot of time on their hands can do some cool stuff with printed-out video frames.

Posted by: Charvanek at January 29, 2010 09:30 PM (M8Tbi)

510 Happy Birthday, Zingo!

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 09:30 PM (wkpyC)

511 How's that for honesty? Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 30, 2010 02:30 AM (zmiSr) Just finish your pie.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 09:30 PM (tyiS8)

512 Well, when the HTML doesn't get messed up, anyway.
http://bit.ly/diseDS

Posted by: Charvanek at January 29, 2010 09:31 PM (M8Tbi)

513 509 491
Ceramics.

Yeah, museums, shops, certain ethnic restaurants, & downtown districts love to hire people to do ceramic work. The Thai restaurant next to my former place of employ had the local art museum do ceramic work for their entrance.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:33 PM (zmiSr)

514 Thanks, guys.
/Was it bad if I was hoping to get a comment out of chemjeff?

513 Just finish your pie.

Love you, too.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:35 PM (zmiSr)

515 Posted by: Charvanek at January 30, 2010 02:30 AM (M8Tbi)

Now that is awesome.  Stop motion animation is going to be a lost art soon.  even Wallace and Grommit is going CG, to my regret.  I'd love to be able to put together props for such animations.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 09:36 PM (afWhQ)

516 Old & single, as in old maid. I think I should have been born a gentleman's daughter in the 1800s.

Awww. Yeah, I've been feeling a bit of that, too. (Not the old maid part. Yay singledom!) I feel like my 20s are getting away from me. I used to have a steady full time job I loved. When I left it, because I started to hate the job, I felt directionless. I still feel directionless.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:36 PM (gofDd)

517 even Wallace and Grommit is going CG, to my regret.

No! Say it ain't so! Nooooooooo!

I hope to God Robot Chicken never goes CG.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:37 PM (gofDd)

518 You're not getting anything out of chemjeff, right now.  Unless you're made of porcelain and and swirly water in your bowl.

Posted by: Editor at January 29, 2010 09:37 PM (YX6i/)

519 That's it, I'm not wading through more than 500 comments.  I gotta get up earlier.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 09:38 PM (jVHWM)

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 09:39 PM (JZa9d)

521 517 Now that is awesome.  Stop motion animation is going to be a lost art soon.  even Wallace and Grommit is going CG, to my regret.  I'd love to be able to put together props for such animations.

What is it that Tim Burton uses? I love that.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:41 PM (zmiSr)

522 515 
Unfortunately, I'm a rube at ceramics.  I just love throwing pots on the wheel, but have no talent at it.  I'd like to take more classes, but our local gallery basically shut down last year and now that they've re-opened classes, they're too expensive.  Still trying to set up a studio for more practice, though.  Practice makes perfect, after all.  Just need to get that sink and cabinets installed... (oh my g-d.  I have too many excuses!  That's it.  I'm done with the damn excuses.  Time to get off my duff and just do it.)

I could probably get a job at a museum in some kind of conservation if I went back to school for it... I have a small background in related classes.  Not as much, though, as I would like.  Looked into conservation courses last year and it does look interesting.  I'd probably have to go out of state, but maybe I could wrangle a two year stint instead of 6....

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 09:42 PM (afWhQ)

523 What is it that Tim Burton uses? I love that.

It's stop motion. Both Nightmare and Corpse Bride.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:42 PM (gofDd)

524 Hey, GGE, how are ya?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:43 PM (gofDd)

525 518 I've found direction--it's just that it's going to take so long to get there. [Thought I was getting married 2yrs ago, so I didn't plan out my life as much as I would like.]

School is going to be my life for a long time, if I'm really serious about being a historian. Seriously, though, if I fell in love and got married, I would give it up for a family. Then, when my children got older, I would go back to my career passion.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:44 PM (zmiSr)

526 524 515 Do you have a local college that offers courses?

I could probably get a job at a museum in some kind of conservation if I went back to school for it...

My prior vocation was archiving/museum work, & there is an absolute lack of conservationists. I know UT-Austin has a great program for that, but I'm not sure about other states other than New York. Bush 43 is also asking for people for his library. Regardless, conservationists are amazing!


Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:48 PM (zmiSr)

527 513 Just finish your pie. Love you, too. Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 30, 2010 02:35 AM (zmiSr) It was the hopefulness. Anybody who is hopeful is obviously sitting across from Couric and not finishing their pie. PS Happy birthday, you've only go so many left, you know.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 09:49 PM (tyiS8)

528 529 It was the hopefulness. Anybody who is hopeful is obviously sitting across from Couric and not finishing their pie.

Blech, I disdain the Bamster. He's destroying the English language by making hope an epithet.

PS Happy birthday, you've only go so many left, you know.

Maybe, just maybe, I can be like my great grandma & live to 102. Not banking on it, though.


Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:52 PM (zmiSr)

529 Oh, sunnuva...

I just joined the Yahoo dealio for AosHQ.

I'm so screwed.

No matter what I tried, I couldn't make it link to a special AoS email account.

I linked it to one of my old, long standing yahoo e-mails.

I still like that one though...

I'm gonna get a shitload of spam on that one, aren't I?


Posted by: Deety at January 29, 2010 09:52 PM (aVzyR)

530 Tim Burton does Stop Motion Animation as well, I think.  Coraline was mostly Stop Motion, yes?  I used to follow one of the artists who worked on it and from what she wrote, it was still hand done.  I wouldn't be surprised if some digital was added in some places.

I really want to try my hand at a stop motion short... but I have only a tiny idea of where to start.  Research time. 
One problem in having interests in everything - you say you'll dabble, but nothing gets done.

Some of my favorites from one stop motion guy:
Making of...
Bumblebee vs Optimus
Bumblebee
The Evolution of Dance

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 09:52 PM (afWhQ)

531 Happy Birthday 80'sBaby.  Poor little waif.  I'll tell you what, you and Rum can come live with me at Uncle GGE's Old Maid house.
snort - kids these days -
I'm well WTR, thanks for asking.  Cold, but well.
Rage against the dying of the light means "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it any more!"

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 09:54 PM (jVHWM)

532 I'm gonna get a shitload of spam on that one, aren't I? Posted by: Deety at January 30, 2010 02:52 AM (aVzyR) Pretty much. Yahoo groups are kind of difficult to keep spam free. As far as list spam: I just subscribed to the digest, so I only get 5 or 7 emails a week.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 09:56 PM (tyiS8)

533 I love the Transformers clip! Too funny!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:56 PM (gofDd)

534 Oops, my mistake,  It means "I don't take shit from no one!"

Carry on.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 09:56 PM (jVHWM)

535 Ok, was the "dying of the light" line also in Independence Day?

And I liked Bill Pullman's speech at the end of the movie. That sounded kinda like Bush's 9/11 speech. It's also far more patriotic than anything coming out teh Dumbo's mouth.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 09:58 PM (gofDd)

536 I thought it meant "I'll be mellow when I'm dead".

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 09:59 PM (tyiS8)

537 532 Tim Burton does Stop Motion Animation as well, I think.  Coraline was mostly Stop Motion, yes?  I used to follow one of the artists who worked on it and from what she wrote, it was still hand done. 

Yes. It was really cool--Corpse Bride has a short feature showing the hand-done work. That must have been an awful lot of work!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 09:59 PM (zmiSr)

538 528 524 515 Do you have a local college that offers courses?

I could probably get a job at a museum in some kind of conservation if I went back to school for it...

My prior vocation was archiving/museum work, & there is an absolute lack of conservationists. I know UT-Austin has a great program for that, but I'm not sure about other states other than New York. Bush 43 is also asking for people for his library. Regardless, conservationists are amazing!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 30, 2010 02:48 AM (zmiSr)

ooh.. that sounds like good news.  Last I was checking, no one wanted conservationists.  Probably wasn't looking in the right places.  Also, I hadn't heard that Austin had a program - was looking at a school in NY that has an intense program.  Also, Colorado has a program that could work.

As to local colleges, well... I haven't seen anything in conservation specifically.  I should probably look that up again.  We're supposed to have a great Anthro school, but I found that it kind of wasn't so great.  Then again, I did have a rude awakening about academia back then.  Threw me through a loop, that experience did.  We do have a Museum Studies graduate program.  It's not conservation, though.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 10:00 PM (afWhQ)

539 For you, soulpile: http://tinyurl.com/ye7nyks

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 10:01 PM (zmiSr)

540 The speech in Independence Day had a line about not going gentle into that good night.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:02 PM (jVHWM)

541 Dread Pirate Neck Beard, I applaud your choice in musical artists.  Weird Al is a genius.  A sick, mad, funny genius.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:03 PM (jVHWM)

542 You know what's good?  Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, that's what.  It's snowing here in the greater Raleigh NC area, but that's OK cause I have beer and firewood and cheese dip.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:05 PM (jVHWM)

543 Yes. It was really cool--Corpse Bride has a short feature showing the hand-done work. That must have been an awful lot of work!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 30, 2010 02:59 AM (zmiSr)

Well, now I have to see that.  Wallace and Grommit, Curse of Wererabbit had the same type of feature on their dvd release.  It was awesome.  I just wonder if there's anyone who just sits and makes props - doesn't come up with them, just gets directions on how to make them and does so for hours on end.  I loved watching them make all the vegetables and squashes.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 10:05 PM (afWhQ)

544 541 ooh.. I love the Corpse Bride, by the way.  That's a great section from the film.  The dancing skels always get me.  I'd love to see Burton do something with sugar skull designs on top.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 10:09 PM (afWhQ)

545 My favorite Weird Al song.  Sagittarius is my favorite line.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:10 PM (jVHWM)

546 Hello!  Am I talking to myself here??????

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:11 PM (jVHWM)

547 The making-of features on the Coraline discs are also excellent. Even when you get to the parts in the movie where you're like, "That's gotta be CG," it's still not.

Posted by: Tresjin at January 29, 2010 10:11 PM (l7K0j)

548 This is just sad.

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 10:12 PM (JZa9d)

549 Fine.  I'll talk to my sock then.  He thinks he's the most interesting person on earth anyway.

Posted by: John F'n Edwards at January 29, 2010 10:12 PM (jVHWM)

550 Hello! Am I talking to myself here?????? Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 30, 2010 03:11 AM (jVHWM) He's babbling. 500ml of CH3CH2OH, stat! And some mint. And a muddler.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 10:13 PM (tyiS8)

551 gahh.  how pathetic is my life, inventing socks to talk to.  before you know it i'll be kratos, scaling the back of mount everest humping a grapefruit and shouting "chaos!" while watching skinemax pron and shaking my fist at zeus, iykwimaityd

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:14 PM (jVHWM)

552 or hades, or whoever.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:15 PM (jVHWM)

553 No, kratos is in the bad movie thread.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 10:15 PM (tyiS8)

554 Did you just wake up or are you just coming down? (gotta get to 666 to-night, c'mon 666)

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 10:16 PM (tyiS8)

555 547 That is awesome.  I've never heard that one and the video is pretty funny. 

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 10:18 PM (afWhQ)

556 I just woke up not too long ago, I work nights but took a nap this afternoon.  I'm invading my beer stash right now, which might not be such a good idea because the area is covered with global warming and it's just supposed to get deeper tomorrow.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:18 PM (jVHWM)

557 500ml of CH3CH2OH, stat! And some mint. And a muddler.

Ooh, yes please!

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:19 PM (jVHWM)

558 Would it be wrong of me to put in a Queen CD and just totally get into it right now?

I could prep myself for another long ass day doing my duty. 

But, seriously....




Posted by: Deety at January 29, 2010 10:20 PM (aVzyR)

559 scaling the back of mount everest humping a grapefruit

LOL! The image of that in my head is making me giggle madly.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:24 PM (gofDd)

560 ;D
I live to serve WTR.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:26 PM (jVHWM)

561 I have a grapefruit tree in my backyard, GGE, should you run out of grapefruits.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:31 PM (gofDd)

562 553 before you know it i'll be kratos, scaling the back of mount everest humping a grapefruit and shouting "chaos!" while watching skinemax pron and shaking my fist at hades, iykwimaityd

ROTFLMAO

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 10:34 PM (zmiSr)

563

Good early morning Morons;

GGE; you getting the "stuff" up there in NC yet?  It hasn't started here in SC yet as the predicted yesterday.

Posted by: Vic at January 29, 2010 10:34 PM (QrA9E)

564 Oh yeah Vic, we got the stuff!  Still getting it, too.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:36 PM (jVHWM)

565 OH SHIT!

Forget Queen on CD!

I just discovered a tape of Foreigner.

I'll bet I can get that to play on that god-damned POS , "stereo"  I inherited from Grandma. 

(I also inherited a POS piano from Gramma too, in case you think I'm mean.)

It means that I have to budget $300 dollars for moving expenses at the start whenever I think about moving.

Whatever....

I'm gonna listen to some Queen and some Foreigner right now....

Posted by: Deety at January 29, 2010 10:37 PM (aVzyR)

566 Damn, I used to have a tape of Foreigner.  It had a jukebox on the cover, it was a greatest hits album.  That was a long time ago.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:39 PM (jVHWM)

567 ONT, she is dead.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:41 PM (gofDd)

568 And less than 100 posts to go, too.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:42 PM (jVHWM)

569 Isn't that because we all migrated over to the other thread?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 10:43 PM (zmiSr)

570 Here's another one.  It seems to effective to dispose of extraneous (mental haunting) songs here; thanks (gender neutral) morons !

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 10:43 PM (JZa9d)

571 Most likely.  Hard to keep the ONT thread alive when we can bitch about crappy movies.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 10:43 PM (afWhQ)

572 We can bitch about crappy movies here.

Guess no one cares about the other "man" that got pregnant. Different from the first "guy." Stuff like that drives me batty.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:45 PM (gofDd)

573 Another one, Rum? WTF?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 10:46 PM (zmiSr)

574 The 1st guy was bad enough....

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 10:46 PM (zmiSr)

575 We can drag this thread's smoldering carcass over the line!  Ninety one posts to go!

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:47 PM (jVHWM)

576 I do not believe any man got pregnant stories;  otherwise naval history would read way DIFFERENT.  (sorry gus)

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 10:47 PM (JZa9d)

577 Yeah, we can just post gobbledegook for 88 posts or so . . .

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 10:49 PM (o10xL)

578 Yep, another one, 80sb. This one even married another "man" who used to be a woman, if I'm remembering the story right. Heard it on the news then saw it on msn.com but I didn't click on the story because it just irritates me. Men do not get pregnant. If you have girl plumbing and are pregnant, that makes you a girl. You cannot change your chromosomes no matter what you think you should be.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 10:50 PM (gofDd)

579 Hell, I'll be the third, if her clitoris is big enough.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 10:53 PM (o10xL)

580 Did I kill it? Sorry.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 10:57 PM (o10xL)

581 This is not the ONT you are looking for. (hand wave)

Posted by: Obi-Wan Kenobi at January 29, 2010 10:58 PM (JZa9d)

582 somejoe, we weren't all submariners.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 10:58 PM (jVHWM)

583 580 Men do not get pregnant.

I had always taken for granted that this was a fact-of-life. Totally agree that it still is.

If you have girl plumbing and are pregnant, that makes you a girl.

I know there are some rare cases of children being born with both sets, but this is [obviously] totally different. The male body was not designed for pregnancy, & for good reason. 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 10:59 PM (zmiSr)

584 Let's see - female = pregnancy.  You can't have it both ways.  Men do not get pregnant.  I don't give a rat's patootie if you "identify" as male.  You have the female plumbing and you get pregnant, guess what?  You're female.  No amount of insistence otherwise will change that fact.  Reality wins over fantasy.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 11:03 PM (afWhQ)

585 I know there are some rare cases of children being born with both sets, but this is [obviously] totally different.

There are always going to be genetic oopses, but yeah, this is completely different. This whole progressive gender redefinition thing is bullshit. I believe in some aspects of equality, but some things are simply biologically different. There's nothing wrong with it, it just is. Progressive idiots can't stand it and do everything they can to change it.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:04 PM (gofDd)

586 I have Foreigner and Queen digitized on my computer.

Posted by: Vic at January 29, 2010 11:06 PM (QrA9E)

587 Ectopic pregnancy, baby. Yeah. AFIK the placenta is part of the embryo, not the mother, so . . . well, anyway.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 11:06 PM (o10xL)

588 586 Let's see - female = pregnancy.  You can't have it both ways.  Men do not get pregnant.  I don't give a rat's patootie if you "identify" as male.  You have the female

We disagree!  STRONGLY!!

Posted by: East German Olypics Team at January 29, 2010 11:07 PM (JZa9d)

589 I have Foreigner and Queen digitized on my computer. Posted by: Vic at January 30, 2010 04:06 AM (QrA9E) And I have a giant bottle of lotion "digitized" right here.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 11:07 PM (o10xL)

590 Why would you want to become a man but still retain your plumbing? Or, become a woman but look like a man? You can't have it both ways.

The weirdest thing I saw (that made me really mad) was that the youngest person (on record) to have a sex-change op is 8yo, IIRC. 8 years old! 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 11:08 PM (zmiSr)

591 Dangly bits = boy child, bits that don't dangle = girl child.  Pretty easy to tell, not like newborn kittens.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 11:08 PM (jVHWM)

592 Why would you want to become a man but still retain your plumbing?

According to the news bit I heard, "he" couldn't afford to go all the way. But if "he" was really a man, why not adopt a child? Wanting to be pregnant is strictly a female urge.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:13 PM (gofDd)

593 Why would you want to become a man but still retain your plumbing? Or, become a woman but look like a man? You can't have it both ways.

Shock value.  It's the only thing that comes to mind.  It was obviously a stunt for the first couple who did the pregnant "man" thing.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 11:15 PM (afWhQ)

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 11:15 PM (JZa9d)

595 You don't get on the news any more just by being some dong licker who adopted a kid. Gotta up the ante, you know.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 11:16 PM (o10xL)

596 Well, shite, it's after 4am. Night, kids. Stab a hobo for me.

Posted by: The Dread Pirate Neck Beard at January 29, 2010 11:18 PM (o10xL)

597 What did people like that do in the 50s before the surgery? Suffer in silent agony? Was this even prevalent in the 50s?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:18 PM (gofDd)

598 What did people like that do in the 50s before the surgery?

Crossdress?

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 11:23 PM (afWhQ)

599 599  I would think they just dealt with life like everyone else and either had kids or not.  I think it has always been a truism; life sucks and then you die...

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 11:25 PM (JZa9d)

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 11:32 PM (JZa9d)

601 The weirdest thing I saw (that made me really mad) was that the youngest person (on record) to have a sex-change op is 8yo, IIRC. 8 years old!

Usually when they do that the kid is a bit of both.  It's not so much a reassignment as an assignment.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 29, 2010 11:34 PM (LtIsn)

602 63 to go!

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 11:36 PM (jVHWM)

603 Daaamn!  ACE'S liver!  That is ugly!!!  Find cover bitches!!!11

Posted by: a bunch of (4) of guys on various horse riding types of note at January 29, 2010 11:41 PM (JZa9d)

604 603 Usually when they do that the kid is a bit of both.  It's not so much a reassignment as an assignment.

Oh, no, the child wanted to be another gender. The parents said it was a matter of expression, & they felt it was important to their child's self esteem.

It was on some 20/20 thing I stumbled across online.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 11:42 PM (zmiSr)

605 I would think they just dealt with life like everyone else and either had kids or not.

Whatever happened to teaching people "Life's not fair. Deal with it."

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:43 PM (gofDd)

606 Gods help us!  This ONT is in great distress!!  Quick all moronettes; post boobie pics!!!!

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 11:43 PM (JZa9d)

607 80sbaby, I think I remember the case you're talking about. Our local morning guy talked about it a few years ago.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:45 PM (gofDd)

608 Booby pic to save the thread! http://tinyurl.com/dcgea5

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:46 PM (gofDd)

609 Let me guess...blue!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 29, 2010 11:47 PM (zmiSr)

610 610 Booby pic to save the thread! http://tinyurl.com/dcgea5

I clicked them twice in one day before; I am moron enough to do it again...

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 11:49 PM (JZa9d)

611 Another booby pic to help out.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 11:50 PM (afWhQ)

612 Seems even the other thread has slowed. Although it is almost 5 am on the east coast...

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:51 PM (gofDd)

613 613 Another booby pic to help out.

That is a fine point you have on that boobie...

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 29, 2010 11:52 PM (JZa9d)

614 I guess the good thing is at least some of the moronettes seem to have found something better to do on a Friday night.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 11:53 PM (jVHWM)

615 Goodness, the time, it is late.  Good luck getting the ONT to the number that shall not be typed.

Posted by: soulpile at January 29, 2010 11:54 PM (afWhQ)

616 Good night, soulpile!

I don't know if we'll make it that far. My bed is starting to call to me.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:56 PM (gofDd)

617 this is not the ONT I thought I knew... 

Posted by: last week at January 29, 2010 11:57 PM (JZa9d)

618 Coast to Coast is over. That means I should go to bed. Good night!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 29, 2010 11:58 PM (gofDd)

619 must

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 11:58 PM (jVHWM)

620 keep

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 11:58 PM (jVHWM)

621 posting

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 29, 2010 11:59 PM (jVHWM)

622 only

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 30, 2010 12:01 AM (jVHWM)

623 Newt is a fine snapping in  target...

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:02 AM (JZa9d)

624 forty

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 30, 2010 12:02 AM (jVHWM)

625 more

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 30, 2010 12:02 AM (jVHWM)

626 posts

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 30, 2010 12:02 AM (jVHWM)

627 to

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 30, 2010 12:02 AM (jVHWM)

628 go

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 30, 2010 12:03 AM (jVHWM)

629 Guess both threads are standing before the death panel?

I thought there be at least a few more here, trying to push on to the magic number.

Posted by: little evil at January 30, 2010 12:04 AM (Y9WXU)

630 its

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:05 AM (JZa9d)

631 you

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:10 AM (JZa9d)

632 so

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 30, 2010 12:10 AM (zmiSr)

633 know

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:10 AM (JZa9d)

634 ;

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:10 AM (JZa9d)

635 last

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:11 AM (JZa9d)

636 lace wigs

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 30, 2010 12:11 AM (zmiSr)

637 this

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:11 AM (JZa9d)

638 that's funny

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:15 AM (JZa9d)

639 dying

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:17 AM (JZa9d)

640 in

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:17 AM (JZa9d)

641 my

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:17 AM (JZa9d)

642 hands

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:17 AM (JZa9d)

643 wasn't

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:18 AM (JZa9d)

644 all

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:18 AM (JZa9d)

645 vain

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:18 AM (JZa9d)

646 Free

I fell asleep in the silence
Before the street fights the fire
 Free in the world that you've given
Lay in the sound,
The water still calls,
Still calls
 Afraid of the dark that surrounds me
Hide in the dirt of the ground
Free in the wind that surrounds me
I'm not afraid to sleep in the night
Not afraid,
To sleep in the night
 Free like a bird of the holders
Holding the wake of the sun
I know the road that you send me
I know the way it leads to home
 Real like the bones in my body
Real like the flesh that covers the grave
 It's real,
Like the flesh
That covers, The grave
 Wait for the guards that you send me
Before I'll show myself,
Wait for the storm that comes to me
Maybe I'll just change my mind
Plea for the will of forgiveness
I'm not afraid to say I was wrong
I was wrong
Maybe I won't
So long
So long

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:21 AM (JZa9d)

647 should

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:35 AM (JZa9d)

648 we

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:36 AM (JZa9d)

649 endeavor

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:36 AM (JZa9d)

650 to

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:37 AM (JZa9d)

651 this

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:37 AM (JZa9d)

652 culmination?

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:38 AM (JZa9d)

653 :::hello::::  ::wow:::  it seems really empty in this here moronospheric space.

Boobies and bacon have failed, The four hoarse men weep!

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 30, 2010 12:49 AM (JZa9d)

654 all ur ONT are belong to us; eh?

Posted by: royalmewigs; bitches at January 30, 2010 01:23 AM (JZa9d)

655 Liquored, get, my fingers still taste like vanilla, beer, and pussy. Married life to my soul-mate is an unending blessing. I am thankful.

Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at January 30, 2010 03:13 AM (Yip20)

656 GreenGas, you're just irked that you'll never live such a charmed life as I have, .

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 03:35 AM (otlXg)

657 Is getting to the magic number my responsibility?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 03:36 AM (otlXg)

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 03:38 AM (otlXg)

659 We don't have to 'reach that number' We can just cuddle

Posted by: fluffy understands at January 30, 2010 03:38 AM (4Kl5M)

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 03:40 AM (otlXg)

661 662 We don't have to 'reach that number'

We can just cuddle

I hate cuddling. 

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 03:40 AM (otlXg)

662 And I hate the Greek Gods too.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 03:40 AM (otlXg)

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 03:41 AM (otlXg)

664 Hate leads to fear, which leads to the dark side Full of hate, you are

Posted by: reverse Polish fluffy at January 30, 2010 03:43 AM (4Kl5M)

665 667 Hate leads to fear, which leads to the dark side

Full of hate, you are

I am what the gods have made me!

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 03:46 AM (otlXg)

666 After 666, there will be only chaos.

Posted by: Pecos Bill at January 30, 2010 03:48 AM (8WOM0)

667 I am what the gods have made me! Petulant little bastard, ain't ya? ;-)

Posted by: fluffy at January 30, 2010 03:50 AM (4Kl5M)

668
And Blazer.  He didn't get that nick from sparking
himself up, afterall.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 29, 2010 10:47 PM (4Rlzw)



Yea, that wasn't me Dang, that was some deadbeat socking me. This is the first comment I've made on this thread.

Posted by: Blazer at January 30, 2010 04:09 AM (t72+4)

669
Good morning, morons.  Damn it feels good to sleep late.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 30, 2010 04:58 AM (GLHUy)

670

"#" is the one that baffles me. I mean, I call this person at work, and a machine says "If you know the extension of the person you're trying to reach, enter the extension followed by the number sign." Then, the same machine on the same phone call, tells me the name of the person and says, "If this is correct, press the pound sign."

Well which is it -- number sign or pound sign?

Posted by: FireHorse at January 30, 2010 05:06 AM (cQyWA)

671 Top Signs You're Dating a Bitch

Sounds like a dead-ringer description of Dimokrats... Doncha think?

Posted by: TennDon at January 30, 2010 05:57 AM (o6Yv2)

672 670 Petulant little bastard, ain't ya? ;-)

Yes he is.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 30, 2010 06:25 AM (zmiSr)

673

#675  Yes he is.

At least I'm not a fountain of decadence such as you.  Your comeuppance will come soon, in March.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at January 30, 2010 06:46 AM (9hSKh)

674 Some one needs to check on chemjeff

Posted by: dananjcon at January 30, 2010 06:51 AM (M8wf7)

675 Follow your passion.  It won't lead you astray

I beg to differ.

Posted by: Zombie Jeffrey Dahmer at January 30, 2010 07:07 AM (hoowK)

676 Vikings!  Cooo-el!   A Mel Gibson movie I might actuallly see.

Posted by: Jade Sea at January 30, 2010 07:52 AM (1unj7)

677

BTW: crapweasel Howard Zinn bought the farm.

http:// news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100128/ap_en_ot/us_obit_zinn

 

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Posted by: tao at August 05, 2010 11:58 PM (OiJRj)

679

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680

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681 Oakley GogglesOakley Goggles

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682 ith kangaroo leather, complete with vibram fivefingers shoe laces and a loop, swo

Posted by: Gucci Backpack at July 01, 2011 06:14 PM (sEl/M)

683 ver being a filmmaker was when I was sixteen years old and I wanted to make a Viking movie. And I wanted to make it in old Norse, which I was studying at the time. It’s odd beca

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