December 29, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (12-29-2013)
— Maetenloch

Duck Dynasty 1, A&E, GLAAD, Bill O'Reilly 0

Still, the bottom line is that regardless of what A&E says to provide cover for itself, Disney, or the Hearst Corporation, Robertson was reinstated only nine days after being indefinitely suspended. Throughout his suspension he did not cower down to A&E. Rather, he said he had simply quoted the Bible in his comments to GQ and made clear that he would not apologize for doing so.

Bill O'Reilly is a big loser here as well. He too kicked Robertson while he was down, criticizing him for quoting the Bible in a way that singled out one group of people.

Par for the course for Bill O'Reilly - he's obsequious to those on the way up and kicks those who he thinks are down. Because just lookin' out for the folks.

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Also What It's Like Being Put on GLAAD's Blacklist

In case you don't know the full extent of GLAAD's fascism, let me tell you what GLAAD did to me.

I won't hyperlink this, but if you go to GLAAD's website and seek out their "commentator accountability project," you will find my name.  This is GLAAD's blacklist.  Within hours of GLAAD's publication of my addition to the list, which amounts to an excommunication from polite society, an e-mail was sent to the president of my university, along with dozens of other high officials in California, with the announcement: ROBERT OSCAR LOPEZ PLACED ON GLAAD WATCH LIST.

The e-mail stated clearly that as a result of my being placed on this list, I would never get a direct interview in the United States.  (Whoever "they" are, they made good on the threat, because when I was brought onto Al Jazeera, they made sure that I was the only one critical of gay adoption, versus two hosts and two other panelists who were for it, and the host cut my microphone.)

According to the press release sent to my university, any media outlet introducing me would be bound to introduce me as an "anti-gay activist" certified by GLAAD as a bigot.

"Nothing says Aspie quite as loudly as riding your Segway around the grocery store while open-carrying your 'SIG .45.'"

Heh.

Biblical Scholar/MSNBC Host Joy Reid Blasts Palin for Having Christmas Tree

In a segment that was stranger than fiction on  The Ed Show, guest-host Joy Reid claimed Palin was going against the Bible by displaying a Christmas tree in her home when she was interviewed for a Fox & Friends Christmas special.

"Certain parts of the Bible also appear to preach against let's say, I don't know, Christmas trees," Reid said, according to a Newsbusters transcript.

Reid then read Jeremiah 10-10, thinking she was indicting Palin in a game of "gotcha":

"For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. Like a scare crow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good."

"Now, a Christmas purist wouldn't want to stray from the Bible on Christmas, would she?" Reid said.

Key distinction missed by Bible expert Joy Reid: No one worships a Christmas tree. Also note that Sarah Palin hasn't run for any office for over five years yet still accounts for something like 15% of all MSNBC coverage.

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Narcolepsy Confirmed as an Autoimmune Disease

Immunologist Elizabeth Mellins and narcolepsy researcher Emmanuel Mignot at Stanford University School of Medicine in California and their collaborators have now partly solved the mystery behind these events, while also confirming a longstanding hypothesis that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.

Narcolepsy is mostly caused by the gradual loss of neurons that produce hypocretin, a hormone that keeps us awake. Many scientists had suspected that the immune system was responsible, but the Stanford team has found the first direct evidence: a special group of CD4+ T cells (a type of immune cell) that targets hypocretin and is found only in people with narcolepsy.

Creeping Sharia: Reporting of UK Trial of Muslim Lawyers Banned for 'Cultural Reasons'

Because they might be shamed. It took an appeal by the Daily Mail to get the gag order lifted.

I like Meat Too

A man who was caught masturbating in the meat aisle of a Sainsbury's store has been banned from every supermarket in Britain - unless he is supervised by another adult. Eugenio Freitas, 49, was captured pleasuring himself through his trousers for 10 minutes on CCTV cameras. The married father of four went to the store in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire "fully intending" to go shopping, but then became overwhelmed by his "excessive sexual drive," a court heard.

But maybe not quite that much.

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The 20 Best Movies Disappearing From Netflix on New Year's Day

It's unclear why they're being removed - limited space or studio restrictions - but you won't be able to stream them after Dec. 31st. One of the downsides of not owning a physical copy.

When the clock strikes its last midnight in 2013-or somewhere around there, anyway-dozens of movies will disappear from Netflix streaming. Fortunately, you've still got some time to churn through the ones you'll miss the most. Here's a list of the very best of the movies that'll be gone in 2014.

Genius Dude Offers Free "Psychic Breast Readings" On Craigslist

Ladies, don't you want to know what 2014 has in store for you?

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NYPD Attempt to Stop Skate Boarders Benny Hill-Style

Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [339 comments] 'AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It.' [47.58 posts/day]
2 [316 comments] 'Mike Hammer'
3 [277 comments] 'garrett'
4 [261 comments] 'Niedermeyer's Dead Horse'
5 [243 comments] 'BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk'
6 [230 comments] 'sven10077'
7 [229 comments] 'J.J. Sefton'
8 [227 comments] 'soothsayer'
9 [205 comments] 'GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter'
10 [198 comments] 'Carol '

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [87 names] 'Spooky coincidence' [12.21 unique names/day]
2 [64 names] ' Meremortal, burbling'
3 [44 names] 'The Political Hat'
4 [36 names] 'Islamic Rage Boy'
5 [31 names] 'Doctor Fish'
6 [30 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
7 [26 names] 'andycanuck'
8 [26 names] 'fluffy'
9 [23 names] 'Brandon In Baton Rouge'
10 [21 names] 't-bird'

The group. Yeah.

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1 Hey-o!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 03:46 PM (T1005)

2 You've thrown off my clock, Maet.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 03:46 PM (bCEmE)

3 Clocked in.

Off to read the post.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 03:50 PM (4Mv1T)

4 Nice ONT Maet, Happy holidays congrats/commiserations to the top tens... Personal thanks to Allen G.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 03:50 PM (9jfyN)

5 I'm off the lists! I'm off the lists! I'm so happy!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 03:51 PM (T1005)

6

Dunno 'bout "Psychic Breast Readings", but I've volunteered to help with cancer screenings by means of a "Man-o-Gram".

 

 

The highlight of the exam, is that it's performed by using Braille.

 

 

 

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2013 03:51 PM (vvk2F)

7 Oh and Carol welcome to the top ten...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 03:51 PM (9jfyN)

8 Paging Alexthechick and GGE….paging Alexthechick and GGE...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 03:52 PM (JpFMR)

9 If Joy Reid wants to expose some hypocrites, she can expose all the rich liberals decrying 'greed,' the jet-setting environmentalists decrying 'carbon footprints,' the Gay Gestapo demanding 'tolerance,' etc., etc., etc.

Posted by: --- at December 29, 2013 03:52 PM (MMC8r)

10 Where the heck is that tide from?

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2013 03:53 PM (FcR7P)

11 5 Cthulu, Eventually the pain abates.... Eventually

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 03:54 PM (9jfyN)

12 I saw Hypocretin open for Crash Test Dummies at Civic Center back in 1995.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 29, 2013 03:54 PM (oFCZn)

13

"Par for the course for Bill O'Reilly - he's obsequious to those on the way up and kicks those who he thinks are down. Because just lookin' out for the folks."

 

A "moderate" relative of mine who likes O'Reilly was surprised to find I can't stand that phoney blowhard fake populist O'Reilly. My relative, who is "moderate" only in his own mind (I'd call him a lib) assumed that I love everyone on Fox News. Because my relative thinks everyone on Fox is "far right wing."

 

That goes to show you how much my relative has actually watched Fox (other than O'Reilly). And how much he actually knows about how conservatives think.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 03:54 PM (R3gO3)

14

t-bird, that's not just *any* tide, it's the New and Improved Tide, now with improved drowning action!

 

 

 

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2013 03:54 PM (vvk2F)

15 Early, but fucking awesome ONT. Bill oreily is a douche rag.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 29, 2013 03:54 PM (HVff2)

16 I'm off the lists! I'm off the lists! I'm so happy! I think he's buying it, guys!

Posted by: NSA at December 29, 2013 03:54 PM (FcR7P)

17 ..and what about the end? ...with the list.

Posted by: Morty Seinfeld at December 29, 2013 03:55 PM (CfJW/)

18 I just learned that SpaceX has been selected by NASA to enter into negotiations for a 20 year lease of Launch Complex 39A. This apparently happened about a week and a half ago, but I just found out about it. LC-39A was the scene of 12 Saturn V launches, including all of the manned moon flights, and 80 Shuttle launches. SpaceX hopes to launch their Falcon Heavy rocket from there, as well as manned Dragon flights. This is pretty exciting. They're playing in the big leagues now.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 03:55 PM (sdi6R)

19 Are  those movies disappearing from Netflix available on other sites. So Netflix is just moving to what people are paying for not some political bent?

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 03:55 PM (TI3xG)

20 Bill O'R defender of "Christmas" is going to be eating some fucking crow. What a clown.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2013 03:56 PM (0FSuD)

21 Bill O'reilly has always been a dipshit!

Never got the appeal.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 03:56 PM (Xkr8I)

22 Go ahead and remove Braveheart, Netflix...

... but first you will blow me!!!

Posted by: Mel Gibson at December 29, 2013 03:56 PM (2ljO9)

23 Will anyone support a radio station for comments on the ONT ? We can call it W-ONT. Nevermind.

Posted by: seamrog at December 29, 2013 03:56 PM (Goit3)

24 Blacklisted by Glaad. Huh.

They could send a letter to the President of my alma mater,too. Wouldn't matter one wit. Franklin Graham went there, too.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 03:57 PM (4Mv1T)

25 15 Misanthropic H, You know that is like "this too shall pass"....Bill O'Shamrock fuckhead always apt.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 03:57 PM (9jfyN)

26 Evening morons! E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles!!!

Posted by: Conservative Crank at December 29, 2013 03:57 PM (R+XDI)

27 Kicks BCochran in the knee-cap to show solidarity with AlextheChick.  Plus to celebrate not being in the Top 10.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 03:58 PM (f1IeF)

28 Keeping it pithy.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 29, 2013 03:58 PM (V4CBV)

29 A full reading...which is also, by the way, free. This is where he blew it. You have to charge them for the breast reading or they'll think you are some sort of pervert.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2013 03:59 PM (CfJW/)

30 Sadly, if we are following the path of Idiocracy, we might see official thesis abstracts phrased like this: Lol My Thesis http://tinyurl.com/moj7y47

Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 03:59 PM (ZyqBH)

31 27 Kicks BCochran in the knee-cap to show solidarity with AlextheChick. Plus to celebrate not being in the Top 10. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 08:58 PM (f1IeF) Well now that sucks. I haven't done anything to deserve a shin kick in at least two days.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 03:59 PM (JpFMR)

32 Good evening, all. I'm in Kansas for a couple of days. Any suggestions for things to do (on a budget) in KC, besides visit a Backyard Burger and maybe drop in to see my old coworkers at the Grass Pad?

Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 03:59 PM (dqGkx)

33 Wacking off in the meat dept? The smell of pork gets him hard? Go home and pork your porker. Brits are strange fucking people.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2013 03:59 PM (0FSuD)

34 How does Vic not make the top ten?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 29, 2013 03:59 PM (V70Uh)

35 I was in the top ten last time and I fretted about it all week. And tried to keep my mouth more shuttled this week. What a relief.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 29, 2013 04:00 PM (P6QsQ)

36

No news to me or most other Christians that Christmas trees are a Germanic pagan custom adopted by Christians - I believe I learned that from my parents set of World Book Encylopedias (the 1959 edition).

 

 Leftists are so incredibly ignorant of Christianity that they think that "Christians adopted an old pagan custom for their own use" is some sort of big "gotcha?"

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:00 PM (R3gO3)

37 Those damn Israelis of the sixth and seventh centuries B.C., always putting up Christmas trees, singing carols, and decking the halls with gay apparel and shot.

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 29, 2013 04:00 PM (Ip8oy)

38 What does it mean now to be GLAAD-handed? Ouch.

Posted by: seamrog at December 29, 2013 04:00 PM (Goit3)

39 Shutted. Which apparently is not a word according to autocorrect.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 29, 2013 04:01 PM (P6QsQ)

40 rickl, I hope so.  I knew NASA was being pressed by Congress to find use for the VAB and other items.

I really do not want to read 'Abandon in Place' on Complex 39 like we see over on 34 where Apollo One burned up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:01 PM (f1IeF)

41 32 Mindy's on I70... Hire a gypsy to curse Sebeezlebub...m?

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:01 PM (9jfyN)

42 I wonder if Bob Costas will give us a sermon at halftime about Phil Robertson

Posted by: kbdabear at December 29, 2013 04:01 PM (aTXUx)

43 The Great Train Robbery They're taking Edison's classic off Netflix? Sacrilege!

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 04:02 PM (sdi6R)

44 Costas could kill himself by jumping off the front porch.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:03 PM (R3gO3)

45 Wow, haven't posted on my blog since 9-11. Better think about a post, eh?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPad at December 29, 2013 04:03 PM (R+XDI)

46 42 kbdabear, Is Robby Roberts self-outing the 3d time in ten years? Quite

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:03 PM (9jfyN)

47 Just imagine how insufferable Bob Costas will be during the Olympics. The smug will flow!!

Posted by: puddleglum at December 29, 2013 04:03 PM (15w2J)

48 If anyone on the ONT is watching the game

That last pass... WTF?

And it was caught at the 3 yard line

Posted by: kbdabear at December 29, 2013 04:03 PM (aTXUx)

49 @Mindy: I imagine that tickets to Worlds of Fun and the adjacent water park in KC are cheap right now :-)

Posted by: PabloD at December 29, 2013 04:04 PM (tqBnz)

50 i calling bullish on all of the bad reviews of - "47 Ronin" by critics. Is it a great movie? No. Is it a good action movie full of brave, honorable men and strong, loyal women, great action and a strong story that only weenie little Pajama Boys could hate? Why yes! Yes, it is. My guess is that the since main storyline is all about revenge and honor and men taking themselves and their responsibilities as men seriously that the usual assortment of leftard ciritcs couldn't let that pass. Check it out. It's a good time at the movies.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 04:04 PM (KBvAm)

51 A moderate is a liberal/progessive in  denial.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 04:04 PM (6bvBO)

52 48 If anyone on the ONT is watching the game That last pass... WTF? And it was caught at the 3 yard line Posted by: kbdabear at December 29, 2013 09:03 PM (aTXUx) fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 04:04 PM (JpFMR)

53 34 How does Vic not make the top ten? He only posts mostly in the morning and he's been out and about with grand kids, Dr visits, etc. He makes it most weeks.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2013 04:04 PM (0FSuD)

54 44 Donna V, He saved a mint he can use a thimble for a diving pool...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:04 PM (9jfyN)

55 The expiring Netlix movies probably has to do with the details of the deal they signed with whatever studio(s) owns that content.

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at December 29, 2013 04:05 PM (IPz9m)

56 I love that photo of BOR

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 29, 2013 04:05 PM (DmNpO)

57

Posted by: kbdabear at December 29, 2013 09:03 PM (aTXUx)

 

I'm still recovering from the Packers/Bears game.

 

(She smiled quietly to herself.)

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:05 PM (R3gO3)

58 BCochran, do not taunt AlextheChick. She has been having a hard time since that spider on an earlier ONT. 

And besides not in the Top 10.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:05 PM (f1IeF)

59 Everything is funny with Yakkity Sax.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at December 29, 2013 04:06 PM (EMxef)

60 The biggest issue for '47 Ronin' is Keanu Reeves. I'm amazed he still gets acting gigs considering he can't act.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 29, 2013 04:06 PM (15w2J)

61 41. Sven, I had no idea there were gypsies in KC.

Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 04:06 PM (dqGkx)

62 Ugh. Sorry for the typos. Watching the Cowboys.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 04:06 PM (KBvAm)

63 Just imagine how insufferable Bob Costas will be during the Olympics. The smug will flow!! *** Speaking of the Olympics... after this second blast in Russia, they must be getting awfully nervous about Sochi.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 29, 2013 04:06 PM (DmNpO)

64 I've never been in the top 10 and never will be seeing as how I only shamble through the murky outskirts of Moronville. Shambling is hard. What is it with leftists like Joy Reid trying to play gotcha with Christians. Some of them are so stupid they couldn't spell cat if they were spotted the 'c' and the 'a'.

Posted by: Northernlurker, moron wannabe at December 29, 2013 04:06 PM (BLAfs)

65 58 BCochran, do not taunt AlextheChick. She has been having a hard time since that spider on an earlier ONT. And besides not in the Top 10. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 09:05 PM (f1IeF) I'm not taunting. I'm trying to get her attention if she's lurking. Need to talk to her.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 04:06 PM (JpFMR)

66 That breast reader is hilarious

Posted by: Thunderb at December 29, 2013 04:07 PM (u/7CQ)

67 Also note that Sarah Palin hasn't run for any office for over five years yet still accounts for something like 15% of all MSNBC coverage.

MSNBC knows what their batshit angry leftist audience wants them to talk about

Remember folks, these are your logical reasoned reality based scientific thinkers

Posted by: kbdabear at December 29, 2013 04:07 PM (aTXUx)

68 PabloD, brrrrr!

Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 04:08 PM (dqGkx)

69 I've never been to KC but were I to visit, trying the BBQ would be one of the first things i'd do.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 29, 2013 04:08 PM (V4CBV)

70 61 Mindy's on I-70, Well it's more pc than "grab a hobo"

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:08 PM (9jfyN)

71 I thought teh ghey peacock spider dancing to YMCA was pretty damn awesome. Most spiders don't have much in the way of entertainment value, especially when they are on my bedroom wall.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:08 PM (R3gO3)

72 "Do the Right Thing" and "Jarhead" are great movies?  Say wuh?

Also, Robertson mentioned multiple groups of people who are sinners according to the bible--not just homosexuals--so he's by definition NOT singling out one group.  Jeeze, O'Reilly is such a douchenozzle.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 29, 2013 04:08 PM (5l5UA)

73 60 puddleglum, Yeah imagine a buddy flick w/Kanoe, Hayden Xiansen, and MATT DAMON! gold Jerry gold.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:10 PM (9jfyN)

74

BTW. the Packers won today.

 

Just in case someone around here didn't realize that.

 

 Just being informative.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:11 PM (R3gO3)

75 Does anyone know what newspaper(s) were in Pike County, KY during the late 1960s? I want to find an obit for someone who died in 1968 there.

Posted by: Baldy at December 29, 2013 04:11 PM (2bql3)

76 Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 29, 2013 09:08 PM (5l5UA)

Phil made more common sense in a few paragraphs than O'Reilly has in all the (few) of his shows I have watched.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 29, 2013 04:11 PM (o3MSL)

77 Sorry for the typos.

Watching the Cowboys. Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 09:06 PM

Cowbows

http://tinyurl.com/l6kjq9f



Posted by: kbdabear at December 29, 2013 04:11 PM (aTXUx)

78 The biggest issue for '47 Ronin' is Keanu Reeves. I'm amazed he still gets acting gigs considering he can't act. Posted by: puddleglum at December 29, 2013 09:06 PM (15w2J) Eh, i think Keanu was well served in this movie by his, uh...........minimalist acting style. Since his character was a low man on the totem pole half-breed who had to repress his true thoughts and feelings.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 04:12 PM (KBvAm)

79 @36 Yule Like the Easter Bunny, everyone already knows this is not Christian theology. But MSNBC just clued in.

Posted by: Beagle at December 29, 2013 04:12 PM (sOtz/)

80 Dr. Varno, that is indeed a worthy aspiration. KC is actually heaven for foodies.

Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 04:12 PM (dqGkx)

81 74 BTW. the Packers won today.

Just in case someone around here didn't realize that.

Just being informative. Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 09:11 PM

ncj's absence from this thread tells you how the game went

Posted by: kbdabear at December 29, 2013 04:13 PM (aTXUx)

82 Re: KC and beef.

Little known fact.

A New York Strip steak, is really a Kansas City Strip steak.

But they thought the name would never sell.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:14 PM (4Mv1T)

83 Phil Robertson, he not only runs the ship he owns it. So unless his family was going to turn on him, which they didn't, nothing was going to happen.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 29, 2013 04:14 PM (WdbF7)

84 They could send a letter to the President of my alma mater,too. Wouldn't matter one wit. Franklin Graham went there, too. Posted by: Tobacco Road ------------- They could send one to my school. There, they would say, "Who the hell is Mike Hammer?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 29, 2013 04:14 PM (aDwsi)

85 GO PACK!! elevenmty== I sure miss Butkus tho. he could kick some ass

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 04:14 PM (d6+u5)

86
Psychic Breast Reading that IS damn genius right there.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 29, 2013 04:14 PM (MaP11)

87 I ordered a Samsung Chromebook from Amazon the other night.

Anyone have one? How do you like it if you do?

Posted by: kbdabear at December 29, 2013 04:16 PM (aTXUx)

88 75 might try the courier journal, louisville paper or the Lexington herald. Doesn't ancestry dot com have obits too?

Posted by: NCKate at December 29, 2013 04:16 PM (Auy5s)

89 They could send one to my school. There, they would say, "Who the hell is Mike Hammer?" Posted by: Mike Hammer
--------------------------------------------

Your misbehavior must not be as memorable as mine, or Franklin's.


Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:16 PM (4Mv1T)

90 30 Sadly, if we are following the path of Idiocracy, we might see official thesis abstracts phrased like this:

Lol My Thesis

http://tinyurl.com/moj7y47

Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 08:59 PM (ZyqBH)



===

Refreshing honesty that is sadly lacking in the whores-in-white-labcoats crowd.  How many CAGW papers would be improved with that kind of truth in advertising?

Posted by: jc at December 29, 2013 04:16 PM (PlzOe)

91 On a tip from a commenter at the WSJ website, I splurged for a party this summer and ordered barbeque from a place called Jack Stack's in KC. Awesome barbeque. Worth every penny.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:16 PM (R3gO3)

92 "Do the Right Thing" and "Jarhead" are great movies? Say wuh?###

Never saw "Do the Right Thing" but I had some issues with the way our Warriors were portrayed in "Jarhead". Maybe OK by current competition but no classic.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 04:17 PM (TI3xG)

93 83 Adam Smith's IPH, It's a lot like Gene Klein said in the 80s, "I own the team & I am pretty sure contrary to reports I am mot firing me."

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:17 PM (9jfyN)

94 Check it out on YouTube. Thank me later.

Posted by: Eat Da Poo Poo at December 29, 2013 04:17 PM (1TraE)

95 Oh okay BCochran.  Then the knee cap never happened.  Gomen nasai.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:18 PM (f1IeF)

96 O'Reilly annoys the hell out of me. Also annoying, all the conservatives who said "Well,I disagree with Mr. Duck, obviously, but I defend his right to say it." Why, why must we distance ourselves from saying something that most of the country believes? Are we really that afraid of being called bigots by GLAAD?

Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2013 04:18 PM (hFL/3)

97 Donna V, are you in the KC area?

Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 04:18 PM (dqGkx)

98

37Those damn Israelis of the sixth and seventh centuries B.C., always putting up Christmas trees, singing carols, and decking the halls with gay apparel and shot. Posted by: WalrusRex at December 29, 2013 09:00 PM (Ip8oy)

 

The ancient Israelites decked the halls with plaid onesies?

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:19 PM (R3gO3)

99 75 - Is the name confidential? I have an ancestry membership, and would be willing to look around a bit, if you want to give the name. I certainly understand if you do not.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 29, 2013 04:19 PM (aDwsi)

100 I think I've eaten at Jack's Stack.

Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 04:19 PM (dqGkx)

101 75 Does anyone know what newspaper(s) were in Pike County, KY during the late 1960s? I want to find an obit for someone who died in 1968 there. Posted by: Baldy at December 29, 2013 09:11 PM (2bql3) -------------- Have you tried www.legacy.com? You can access papers there. Not sure how far back they go, though.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at December 29, 2013 04:20 PM (7Y+gf)

102 Oh and I bought $300 of light bulbs this weekend. but first you will blow me

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 04:20 PM (d6+u5)

103 DC IS BACK, BITCHES!!! Hope you weirdos and malcontents had a wonderful Christmas.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 04:21 PM (eQJwb)

104 97 Lauren, They are ashamed of us and think we will keep buying their crap no matter how ineptly they defend the right. If I was hot for idiotic definitions of right wing thinking Alan Colmes would be a megastar.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:21 PM (9jfyN)

105 Well Chip, sounds like you have plenty of bulbs to blow there.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:21 PM (f1IeF)

106 40 rickl, I hope so. I knew NASA was being pressed by Congress to find use for the VAB and other items. I really do not want to read 'Abandon in Place' on Complex 39 like we see over on 34 where Apollo One burned up. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 09:01 PM (f1IeF) I don't know about the VAB. I kind of doubt that SpaceX would be interested in using it. It was specially built for the Saturn V, and was adapted for use by the Shuttle. But it's an old building and pretty expensive to maintain. SpaceX has been using horizontal integration of its launch vehicles, just as the Russians have always done. The rockets are moved to the launch pad and erected vertically just a day or two before launch. The advantages to that approach are that low, flat buildings are cheaper to build, and the workers can use ordinary industrial lifts and cranes to work on the rocket lying on its side. SpaceX also has a horizontal hangar at its SLC-4E pad at Vandenberg. But DoD requires vertical integration of its military payloads for some reason, and SpaceX is interested in getting those contracts. So I don't know.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 04:21 PM (sdi6R)

107 LMAO What's up DC?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 04:22 PM (JpFMR)

108 The ancient Israelites decked the halls with plaid onesies? *** HA! Speaking of, look what BC did today: http://t.co/sl1Nhqpl45

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 29, 2013 04:22 PM (DmNpO)

109 75 Does anyone know what newspaper(s) were in Pike County, KY during the late 1960s? I want to find an obit for someone who died in 1968 there. Posted by: Baldy at December 29, 2013 09:11 PM (2bql3) Think microfiche, some of those towns aren't on the Internet today.

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 04:22 PM (3uHwI)

110 Hope you weirdos and malcontents had a wonderful Christmas. Posted by: DC in Towson
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You ain't squat if you ain't on the GLAAD blacklist.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:23 PM (4Mv1T)

111 I HATE de-decorating after Christmas. It's depressing.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 04:23 PM (bCEmE)

112 plenty of bulbs to blow there. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 09:21 PM (f1IeF) I might blackmarket them for profit

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 04:23 PM (d6+u5)

113 Vandenberg SLC, talk about an expensive white elephant.  Designed for military Shuttle polar launches.  And never used.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:23 PM (f1IeF)

114 No, Mindy, I'm not - Jack Stack's ships out of state.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:23 PM (R3gO3)

115 I never knew Bill O was shutting on Phil... Of course, I haven't paid art Enron to the blowhard in a long time. Evenin' horde.

Posted by: shredded chi, the young curmudgeon at December 29, 2013 04:24 PM (hW6y3)

116 71 I thought teh ghey peacock spider dancing to YMCA was pretty damn awesome. Most spiders don't have much in the way of entertainment value, especially when they are on my bedroom wall. Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 09:08 PM (R3gO3) Seconded. And I'm not even a fan of the Village People.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 04:24 PM (sdi6R)

117 Tanned, rested, and having the crud. But this codeine cough syrup goes very nicely with a 9% beer from dogfish head. Was Santa good to you and your girls?

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 04:24 PM (eQJwb)

118 114 Anna Puma, That's what they want you to think...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:25 PM (9jfyN)

119 TR - So, SPLC listing is second team?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 29, 2013 04:25 PM (aDwsi)

120 Cowboys: Stop Celebrating; You're LOSING!! This is why the NFL sickens me. All these theatrics by men who need haircuts. It's your job to score or not allow a score, you dummies!!

Posted by: soothsayer at December 29, 2013 04:25 PM (q4UzB)

121 Agreed, Tami. January is a blah month for decorating in general. In fact, I kind of hate January, especially in Texas where everything is dead and brown and blah. At least in snowy areas you get crisp white.

Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2013 04:26 PM (hFL/3)

122 We got that vertical integration clauses waived back during Clementine, it might not be written in stone.

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 04:26 PM (3uHwI)

123 Lauren you busy tomorrow mid afternoon? If you want to meet for coffee I'll be near you since I'll be driving back into town from the southeast. Email me if you're interested.

Posted by: lindafell at December 29, 2013 04:26 PM (PGO8C)

124 Was Santa good to you and your girls? Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 09:24 PM (eQJwb) It was. The girls had a blast and got tons of stuff they wanted. Funny how that Santa works. Although the biggest present came from my parents. Paying for a trip down to Disney. The girls have never been and they are HUGE Disney Princess fans. I got a nice bundle of cash. Enough that, combined with leftover/never spent bday cash, I can go get a very nice CC piece. How bout you guys?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 04:28 PM (JpFMR)

125 123 Jean, *insert something witty*

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:28 PM (9jfyN)

126 Say what? The Old Testament had a prohibition about "Christ"mas trees? Huh? And what has been exploding in Russia? I haven't been keyed in to news for a couple days. Plus I hit my head. Also Anna I asked the other day but didn't stick around, assume all was ok with smoke detector?

Posted by: Paranoidgirlinseattle at December 29, 2013 04:28 PM (RZ8pf)

127 93

Never saw "Do the Right Thing" but I had some issues with the way our Warriors were portrayed in "Jarhead". Maybe OK by current competition but no classic.


Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 09:17 PM (TI3xG)


Spoiler alert: according to Spike Lee, the "right thing" to do is burn and loot whitey's store if you're a disaffected black man.


I haven't seen "Jarhead," but a buddy of mine who is a former Marine saw it and thought it was a piece of shit.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 29, 2013 04:28 PM (5l5UA)

128 I'm trying. I am. But I just cannot get into this game.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 29, 2013 04:28 PM (DmNpO)

129 No one is stopping you from decorating for Valentine's! Don't forget your debit cards.

Posted by: Target at December 29, 2013 04:28 PM (q4UzB)

130 I have not stocked up on 100watt bulbs. The normal reserves are in place just cause. But why put off the darkness? I will need my hate way more than the light.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 04:29 PM (TI3xG)

131 Emailed you, Linda.

Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2013 04:29 PM (hFL/3)

132 126 123 Jean, *insert something witty* Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 09:28 PM (9jfyN) Briefing X-ray laser testing possibilities to new Clinton regime State weenies.

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 04:29 PM (3uHwI)

133 129 I'm trying. I am. But I just cannot get into this game. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 29, 2013 09:28 PM (DmNpO) Boooooo. Just ignore the announcers.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 04:30 PM (JpFMR)

134 127 Paranoid Girl in SeaTac, The Russians are experiencing splodeydopes... It's Kwanza or something

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:30 PM (9jfyN)

135 Huh. AtC averse to the ONT due to the Spider Incident? Thought it was Skyrim...

Posted by: Brother Cavil needs to sort his socks at December 29, 2013 04:31 PM (m9V0o)

136 actually homed-kwanza, which is a varriant

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 04:31 PM (d6+u5)

137 >>>Although the biggest present came from my parents. Paying for a trip down to Disney. The girls have never been and they are HUGE Disney Princess fans. When are you going? We are going in mid-April. Santa was nice to me, and a little over the top for Cougar and Princess. Plus, we just got back from a five day cruise to paradise, where Princess was the star of the show, and I looked just like the Captain, oddly enough. That captain sure is a handsome fella.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 04:31 PM (eQJwb)

138 TR - So, SPLC listing is second team? Posted by: Mike Hammer
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I'd opt for either.

Notoriety is its own reward.

Ask any publicist.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:32 PM (4Mv1T)

139 133 Jean, Maybe you can find HILLARY!'s soul...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:32 PM (9jfyN)

140 I remember seeing the story of the 47 ronin as a kabuki play back when I was a kid. Although kabuki is fairly incomprehensible to the western mind (especially when about 11 years old) I still remember the awesome story. This may be the first movie I see in theater in about 5 years (don't believe in giving money to people who hate me, plus most movies suck ass anyway, especially remakes of ones that they did better in olden times).

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 04:32 PM (SwHqo)

141 Hey now Sven I don't live anywhere near seatac.

Posted by: Paranoidgirlinseattle at December 29, 2013 04:32 PM (RZ8pf)

142 Anna Puma, I know the story and have seen the movies. The original story appears based on historical fact but with lots of embellishments. The 47 Ronin is a profoundly Japanese story that was probably jazzed up to get a younger audience to see the movie. I don't have a problem with that. The core of the story is played pretty straight and the Keanu supernatural elements are add-ons that don't effect the arc of the story. Which for me is the important part. Remember this is a movie made for an international audience. I'm sorry you can't enjoy a movie regarding Japanese culture unless it strictly and scrupulously sticks to facts and the historical sequence of events. It must make watching Godzilla movies, Takashi Miike movies or any anime a real chore for you.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 04:33 PM (KBvAm)

143 I haven't seen "Jarhead," but a buddy of mine who is a former Marine saw it and thought it was a piece of shit. Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 29, 2013 09:28 PM (5l5UA) There is no way that the "dude" from that Brokeback Mountain movie can portray a Marine accurately. I only saw part of Jarhead, but the boot camp induction scenes were trying a *bit* too hard to channel Full Metal Jacket (and failing miserably).

Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 04:33 PM (ZyqBH)

144

HA! Speaking of, look what BC did today: http://t.co/sl1Nhqpl45 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 29, 2013 09:22 PM (DmNpO)

 

Heh. How any progtard can behold Pajama Boy and not feel deep shame and disgust is beyond me. But that's why they are progtards.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:33 PM (R3gO3)

145 142 PGiS, No offense meant...hope you and yours are well...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:33 PM (9jfyN)

146 When are you going? We are going in mid-April. Damn. Early March. Santa was nice to me, and a little over the top for Cougar and Princess. Plus, we just got back from a five day cruise to paradise, where Princess was the star of the show, and I looked just like the Captain, oddly enough. That captain sure is a handsome fella. Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 09:31 PM (eQJwb) Very cool. Where'd you cruise to?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 04:33 PM (JpFMR)

147 Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 09:33 PM (ZyqBH) The movie 'Jarhead' followed the book more or less. The guy WHO WROTE the book seem like areal a-hole anthony Swafford or something close to that

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 04:35 PM (d6+u5)

148 I am on the 4th day of my 12 days of cookies bakng. I made candy cane cookies today with a friend. Yummy. My head hurts. And I hit it more than 24 hours ago. Waaa.

Posted by: Paranoidgirlinseattle at December 29, 2013 04:35 PM (RZ8pf)

149 Key West, the third world shithole called Cozumel and 2 sea days. It was perfect.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 04:36 PM (eQJwb)

150 Ok Sven, no offense taken. Son with his dad right now but just talked to him and he is ok. Hope all is good with you and yours.

Posted by: Paranoidgirlinseattle at December 29, 2013 04:36 PM (RZ8pf)

151 144 Thrawn, Maggie Gyllenhal did a helluva job in Brokeback Jarhead Bubble.... Kind of like Matthew Broderick in Day After Tomorrow

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:36 PM (9jfyN)

152 Tip of the hat to free speech uber warrior Mark Steyn. Takes on all comers: GLAAD, the Canadian speech police, and finally, his editor at national Review Online: http://tinyurl.com/kzy2gj8

Posted by: die trying at December 29, 2013 04:37 PM (Xzj0B)

153 I like my Samsung Chromebook. The touchpad requires a little getting used to, after that its great for browsing.

Posted by: tmitsss at December 29, 2013 04:37 PM (Pa9vP)

154
I don't know about the VAB.
Posted by: rickl



Oooo, I do! *waves hand*

There was a short infobite in Wired.  NASA is removing the old fixed platforms and installing a new set of movable platforms that can be adjusted to fit different launch vehicles.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 29, 2013 04:37 PM (kdS6q)

155 It takes about 2 years to realize any savings from a single LED bulb at current prices and utility rates.

$300 dollars worth??

Madness!!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 04:37 PM (Xkr8I)

156 Dov Kleiman ‏@NFL_RealUpdates 2m #Browns make it official, they have fired head coach Rob Chudzinski.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 29, 2013 04:37 PM (DmNpO)

157 74 BTW. the Packers won today. Just in case someone around here didn't realize that. Just being informative. Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 09:11 PM (R3gO3) Really Donna? Lol, anyone hear if NCJ did the hairy fairy thang?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 29, 2013 04:37 PM (HVff2)

158 114 Vandenberg SLC, talk about an expensive white elephant. Designed for military Shuttle polar launches. And never used. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 09:23 PM (f1IeF) That's SLC-6, a different pad. It was originally built for the Titan III to launch the Air Force's Manned Orbiting Laboratory, which was cancelled. Then it was modified for Shuttle launches, which never happened. But it's finally active now and is used for the Delta IV and Delta IV Heavy. So all's well that ends well. http://tinyurl.com/ls2xm8

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 04:38 PM (sdi6R)

159 Hairy carry, damn auto spell

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 29, 2013 04:38 PM (HVff2)

160 Jarhead, Rendition, and Stop Loss are all anti-Bush anti-American govt propaganda. I avoided all 3 movies.

Posted by: Target at December 29, 2013 04:38 PM (q4UzB)

161 Some of those Verizon commercials are major stupid

Posted by: Ender at December 29, 2013 04:38 PM (iIKG8)

162

The guy WHO WROTE the book seem like areal a-hole anthony Swafford or something close to that Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 09:35 PM (d6+u5)

 

Yeah, didn't he write it to make the Marines look like idiots? If I remember correctly, he was a Very Special Snowflake who was quite offended that the Marines expected him to go fight a war.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:38 PM (R3gO3)

163 157 Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, Yeah...I wish they'd hire Gus Malzahn...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:39 PM (9jfyN)

164 150 Key West, the third world shithole called Cozumel and 2 sea days. It was perfect. Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 09:36 PM (eQJwb) Ha! My grandfather loves Cozumel. He and his buddies made multiple fishing trips there in years past.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 04:39 PM (JpFMR)

165 Hairy fairies are called bears. GLAAD to help.

Posted by: NCKate at December 29, 2013 04:39 PM (Auy5s)

166 I wanted both teams to win in the Bears/Packers game. I'd like both teams to lose in this game.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 04:39 PM (bCEmE)

167 Oh, and Bill O Reilly sucks ass too. One of many reasons I hardly ever watch Fox. (in spite of the assumptions of the few shithead libs I still maintain civil relations with). Fsck "fair and balanced", I want a network that is along the lines of "all Jeffersonian Constitutionalism all the time", with maybe a side order of "fresh ground liberty". Yeah, good luck with that, I know ....

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 04:40 PM (SwHqo)

168 Netflix probably just let the rights expire on the movies in question. I know Amazon has a lot of movies going off of Prime at the end of the month, including WarGames.

Posted by: Chris at December 29, 2013 04:40 PM (crkWb)

169 Good evening, all. I'm in Kansas for a couple of days. Any suggestions for things to do (on a budget) in KC, besides visit a Backyard Burger and maybe drop in to see my old coworkers at the Grass Pad? Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 Mindy, Check out the Steamboat Arabia Museum in downtown KC, it's awesome. Steamboat on the Missouri River headed to KS sank in 1856 and was buried eventually found under a corn field after the river shifted. It's amazing what they had headed to the frontier and where it was from. A great learning exp. for all esp. kids.

Posted by: The Farmer at December 29, 2013 04:41 PM (eBupg)

170 How 'bout them Cowboys? hahahaha

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPad at December 29, 2013 04:41 PM (R+XDI)

171 NaturalFake, call me cranky.  The trailer completely turned me off. It looks like Keanu Reeves shot a live action Samurai Seven with way too much CGI candy exploding everywhere.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:41 PM (f1IeF)

172 Cowboys are beating themselves, as usual.

Posted by: Target at December 29, 2013 04:42 PM (q4UzB)

173 Tip of the hat to free speech uber warrior Mark Steyn. Takes on all comers: GLAAD, the Canadian speech police, and finally, his editor at national Review Online:

http://tinyurl.com/kzy2gj8
Posted by: die trying
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And, mysteriously, didn't post his fabled weekend piece at NRO this weekend.

I am pretty sure that was a "FUCK YOU" to NRO.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:42 PM (4Mv1T)

174 I remember sitting on my father's knee and watching the Cowboys.  He said something about a new QB named Roger something or other out of Navy.  I've been a fan for a long time.  I'm so done with them.  Thanks Jerry and fuck you.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 29, 2013 04:43 PM (o9Rp5)

175

 

 

heheheh eh heheh... "meat aisle"... heheheheh eh heheh

Posted by: beavis at December 29, 2013 04:43 PM (9gNQd)

176 I am pretty sure that was a "FUCK YOU" to NRO. Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 09:42 PM (4Mv1T) when did NRO become 'the whimpy' place? oh yeah right after they let Anne Coulter go...

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 04:44 PM (d6+u5)

177 @172

Not to mention what looks to be fantastical creatures.

They are aware the original was set in medieval Japan and not a Tolkin world?

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 04:44 PM (Xkr8I)

178 How's that knee Misan-human...?

We gotta come up with a shorter nic for you.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:44 PM (4Mv1T)

179 Watch. Orton is gonna get laid out.

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 04:44 PM (q4UzB)

180 I washed a white tablecloth with a red one.

I'm all set for valentine's day now.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 29, 2013 04:44 PM (V70Uh)

181 Rickl, so how much did it cost to convert SLC-6 from Shuttle to Delta?  Golden Fleece Awards anyone?? 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:44 PM (f1IeF)

182 Just in case I wasn't clear.  Jerry Jones can go fuck himself with a barbed wire wrapped pineapple.  Sideways.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 29, 2013 04:44 PM (o9Rp5)

183 Islamic culture is offended by driver swapping but not playing soccer with severed heads? That is effed up.

Posted by: Beagle at December 29, 2013 04:46 PM (sOtz/)

184 181 I washed a white tablecloth with a red one. I'm all set for valentine's day now. Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 29, 2013 09:44 PM (V70Uh) Lol! Yikes!

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 04:46 PM (bCEmE)

185 So we just read Mark Steyn's resignation from NRO, right?

Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2013 04:46 PM (hFL/3)

186 Just one more thing , don't specially want to piss anyone off, but I have had autocorrect turned off ever since it was invented .... why do people put up with that krap, anyway ? Prefer any misspellings to be my own work, as it were.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 04:47 PM (SwHqo)

187 >>>Ha! My grandfather loves Cozumel. He and his buddies made multiple fishing trips there in years past. The fishing might be awesome, but I don't fish. The town of San Miguel is a dirty piece of shit. By the way, I saw the absolute nicest ass I've ever seen at a craft beer bar in Key West called The Porch. Even Cougar asked why I didn't take a picture of it.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 04:48 PM (eQJwb)

188 184 beagle, Fucked up shit in Islam for a 1000 Alex has a lot of potential answers.... 186 Lauren, Maybe...NRO is making Tepid look hardcore these days

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:49 PM (9jfyN)

189 Those damn Israelis of the sixth and seventh centuries B.C., always putting up Christmas trees, singing carols, and decking the halls with gay apparel and shot. Posted by: WalrusRex Good lord that Joy Reid just revealed what an idiot she is. All that to diss Sarah Palin. Kinda blew up in her face IMO. Pathetic.

Posted by: The Farmer at December 29, 2013 04:49 PM (eBupg)

190 Geez...  GGE better not watch this one hour BBC Two documentary on Star Trek.  Heck this is pretty much drivel with only a few valuable nuggets.

http://youtu.be/KhuYsxr2D_I

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:50 PM (f1IeF)

191 So we just read Mark Steyn's resignation from NRO, right? Posted by: Lauren
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Best Steyn ever. I posted somewhere last weekend that he sounded pissed. That was the post that prompted the next post from his editor, that prompted the response you just read.

I don't think Steyn needs NRO. They sure as hell need him.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:50 PM (4Mv1T)

192 190 the farmer, Retards at MSKGB another versatile topic

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:50 PM (9jfyN)

193 Fuck the Folks and that idiot O'Reilly

Posted by: TexasJew at December 29, 2013 04:51 PM (U+u4A)

194 Farmer, thanks for the tip! We are current driving through a forest of blinking red lights -- very Chistmasy. It's a field of windmills. I will go to lurk mode now. Internet is spotty on the road, and typing on phone is tedious.

Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 04:51 PM (dqGkx)

195 *click* /off goes NBC for 10 minutes

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 04:52 PM (q4UzB)

196 By the way, I saw the absolute nicest ass I've ever seen at a craft beer bar in Key West called The Porch. Even Cougar asked why I didn't take a picture of it. Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 09:48 PM (eQJwb) WTF dude???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 04:52 PM (JpFMR)

197 75 -- call the local library and ask what they have on microfilm or microfiche. I used to work as a reference library clerk and looked up old obits all the time.

Posted by: aj4coco at December 29, 2013 04:52 PM (aNrWI)

198 194 TexasJew, No TJ not even with Michael Medved's crank...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:52 PM (9jfyN)

199 Goodnight, all. Two days left in this year.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 29, 2013 04:52 PM (BnNfW)

200 Well, speaking as someone who is skim-reading "Christian Nation" right now, I can assure you that there is NO length to which they will not go to smear Sarah Palin. They tell you who they fear .... We should listen better.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 04:53 PM (SwHqo)

201 CAC thread up.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 04:53 PM (bCEmE)

202

I was looking for the Cowboys game and caught a bit of "Alaska: The Last Frontier." The farm couple caught a duck eating her own eggs. Out came the axe and goodbye duck. Also showed a farmer shooting mice who had gotten into the grain supply. Guy shot 40 mice.

 

I like that they don't seem to whitewash the amount of killing farmers must do. I've tried to tell that to vegans who are "against killing." My dad was raised on a farm and he said killing pests and vermin - everything from mice and foxes and deer - is something you have to do every single day on a farm.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:54 PM (R3gO3)

203 Anyone catch the pics realeased from Sandy Hook? Sure they had double security doors in the front, but right next to the doors was a floor to cealing window that that little freeker asshole shot out and entered the building. one report said the shooter shanged his socks 20x per day. I gotta stop about this, my heart monitor is really off the charts right now

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 04:54 PM (d6+u5)

204 32 Good evening, all. I'm in Kansas for a couple of days. Any suggestions for things to do (on a budget) in KC, besides visit a Backyard Burger and maybe drop in to see my old coworkers at the Grass Pad? Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 08:59 PM (dqGkx) Cross the state border. Go to Oklahoma Joe's. You're welcome.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 29, 2013 04:54 PM (xSegX)

205 Wasn't Christian Nation the book we were supposed to write a parody of?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 04:54 PM (f1IeF)

206 Nice Ass Compliance Pic.

http://tinyurl.com/kmw23gl

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 04:55 PM (Xkr8I)

207 Nothing says "Merry Christmas" than coming home to a leaking water heater... especially when its involved in heating the house. Oh well, good enough excuse to make up some wassail!

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 29, 2013 04:56 PM (AymDN)

208 CAC thread up. Posted by: Tami
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But only if you got a telescope for Christmas.

Stoner talk has to stay down here. I used to like his posts a little better when he was hallucinating. It added a certain ambience to discussions of the cosmos.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:56 PM (4Mv1T)

209 I never got into the New Years thing. It's an arbitrary date. Plus, didn't Pope Gregory erase like 90 years? But I do like how the rest of the world has to follow the Western-Christian calendar. Lulz. Suck it, Eastern fagz!!

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 04:56 PM (q4UzB)

210 Fuck Joy Reid with a rotten pineapple. Any bets that if she heard of a sect that did what she demands of the Palins, she'd mock them as Bible-thumping weirdos hopelessly out of touch with modernity?

Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 29, 2013 04:57 PM (8OfdL)

211 Didn't NR's publisher say he stood by Steyn? I think he understood NR needs Steyn.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 29, 2013 04:57 PM (R3gO3)

212 203 Donna V, Life is a full contact sport. 204 Chip, Remember thete are a lot of fixes for Sandy Hook that do not rhyme with gun control...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 04:57 PM (9jfyN)

213 Actually, it mocks itself.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 04:58 PM (SwHqo)

214 Anna Puma, Well, to be honest, Mrs. naturalfake dragged me to the movie. The trailers made me pretty wary of it as well. But, they introduce the supernatural element well- the 2nd scene is a neat variation on the opening scene of "Princess Mononoke". The CGI while present is generally(but not always) used subtly and on point. And quite frankly, I like that they used Japanese myth and folktales throughout if not always exactly. For instance, their Tengu have short but weirdly formed noses. The fox is translated as a witch and more or less goes chinese myth at the end. But, go with an open mind and I think you'll like it. Me being me, I thought there should've been more blood- you know, katanas and all- but it's clear that they were making a family film, especially a family film with male values for boys and I liked that as well.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 04:58 PM (KBvAm)

215 To the extent I ever grew up, it was near KC.

Arthur Bryant's is the best known BBQ joint.  It's a hole-in-the-wall out by Arrowhead, but it's good.  Often described as "the most integrated place in Kansas City," by the way.

RE: Bill O'Reilly

What aspect do I hate most?  The never ending, godawful plugs for his crap?  You mean, he needs even MORE money?  Obviously, he cares more about making 3 more cents than about the quality of his broadcast.

And then there's his stupid new word schtick.  How fn sophomoric!  Not something someone confident in his education would ever allow. B-O-R-I-N-G, you ask?  And how!

Just looking out for the folks?  Condescending, arrogant.  F off, Bill.  If I needed somebody to look out for me (I'm a folk), I might select Dr. K or VDH, but I sure wouldn't pick a 5th rater like YOU.


Posted by: mnw at December 29, 2013 04:58 PM (68RU9)

216 Oh well, good enough excuse to make up some wassail! Posted by: The Political Hat
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Bummer on the leaky WH.
Thumbs up on the wassail.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 04:59 PM (4Mv1T)

217 Keanu Reeves is actually a good actor. You don't make a half dozen great movies by accident. There have been many great singers with a limited range. I really don't care how wide a range of notes they can sing if they can sing great within their range, however limited. Keanu has made some great action and scifi movies and some very funny comedies. So right there that's 2x the range of most actors.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 29, 2013 04:59 PM (ZPrif)

218 Does anyone know what newspaper(s) were in Pike County, KY during the late 1960s? I want to find an obit for someone who died in 1968 there. Posted by: Baldy Try a search for "digitalized newspaper archives", there's a lot out there and they're adding more all the time.

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 04:59 PM (eBupg)

219 Thanks, AmishDude, making a note.

Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 04:59 PM (dqGkx)

220 "Sure they had double security doors in the front, but right next to the doors was a floor to cealing window that that little freeker asshole shot out and entered the building. " My brother in law used to work as an installer for a security company that had a lot of schools as clients. It used to drive him crazy that these schools would have very expensive systems installed and then just leave them completely off. Or, perhaps worse, they would have them on but be total idiots in how they used them. For example, a lot of schools have buzzer systems to gain entrance. They're hooked up to a video feed so the person at the door can be screened before unlocking it. Of course, that doesn't happen. Instead, the person working the front desk just has a Pavlovian response to the buzzer and opens the doors automatically. Oh, and I didn't look at the pictures. That is not something I ever need to see.

Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2013 05:01 PM (hFL/3)

221 Text books are increasingly trying to do away with the referencing B.C. The lengths the Left goes is admirable, though. But you'll be surprised to know that Harvard University's diploma still read the date as "...in the year of our Lord..." on them.

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 05:01 PM (q4UzB)

222 Amazing, Wild Turkey liquor and a bottle of wine have "cured" my sore throat. God works in funny ways.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2013 05:02 PM (0FSuD)

223 218 Flatbush Joe, Like whoa! //Kanoe Reeves

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:02 PM (9jfyN)

224 My dad was raised on a farm and he said killing pests and vermin - everything from mice and foxes and deer -is something you have to do every single day on a farm. hello? I've worked on a few farms list of amimal pest include but not limited to mice rats skunks racoons foxes coyotes wolves pac rats gophers badgers

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 05:02 PM (d6+u5)

225 Nogitsune?  Not Myobu?  How Chinese?  Or thinking of Gumiho from Korea?

Mononoke Hime was not altering a preexisting historical story.  Elements of Mononoke Hime can be found long before Miyazaki did Nausicaa in a manga he did called Shuna's Journey.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 05:02 PM (f1IeF)

226 223 Amazing, Wild Turkey liquor and a bottle of wine have "cured" my sore throat. God works in funny ways. Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2013 10:02 PM (0FSuD) You probably can't feel your toes either.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 05:02 PM (bCEmE)

227 Is navycopjoe around? I just wanted to congratulate him on the Bears taking the NFC North.
Oh wait, that didn't happen.  PACKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: lowandslow at December 29, 2013 05:03 PM (IV4od)

228 >>>WTF dude??? I know, I fucked up, ok? 24 year old ish, hardbody brunette with a fantastic set of aftermarket boobehs. Plus, she was nice to my kid, gave her some homemade cookies, so she's relationship material too.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 05:03 PM (eQJwb)

229 Funny/Sad Cozumel story. My Uncle by marriage remarried after my Aunt passed in her 60s. The woman he married owned a B and B  on Cozumel and I was invited to visit (paying pretty much full price since this was my griffter Uncle) I had a great time there even with some exposure to the local cops.
Now the funny part griffter Uncle's marriage to the B and B owner ended when he caught her in bed with another chick.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 05:03 PM (TI3xG)

230 Hey, ONTers, reposting a bleg from the book thread: Can *anyone* help me find a description of the Battle of Kickapoo Springs (Texas, May 1870) that gives more detail than "Sgt. Emanuel Stance led a ten-man patrol to victory over an Apache raiding party, for which he received the Medal of Honor"? So far the closest thing to an eyewitness description I've been able to find is Willie Lehmann's account of his escape, and he didn't actually see the fight itself. There appear to be exactly two book-length biographies of Stance, both out of print, neither available in my library, and WorldCat refuses to retrieve any info on other libraries for me. And as my next book deals with the capture of the Lehmann boys, I really want to get the descriptions right!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 05:04 PM (Mt8eo)

231 I used to like his posts a little better when he was hallucinating. It added a certain ambience to discussions of the cosmos. Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 09:56 PM (4Mv1T) Ace's health care plan only covers paint cans and paper bags, and the people at Lowe's got suspicious.

Posted by: CAC at December 29, 2013 05:04 PM (+DZ/3)

232
Does anyone know what newspaper(s) were in Pike County, KY during the late 1960s? I want to find an obit for someone who died in 1968 there.
Posted by: Baldy



 
You can also check to see if your local library has access to the Access Newspaper Archives.  The LAPL provides free online access and I use it frequently for just that sort of thing.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 29, 2013 05:04 PM (kdS6q)

233 225 Chip, You left out PETA activists, and EPA/Interior assholes

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:05 PM (9jfyN)

234 Only 30 sock puppets this week. Hell, I've been phoning it in.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2013 05:05 PM (ZbCKc)

235 Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 09:55 PM (Xkr8I)

Thank you, I needed that!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 29, 2013 05:05 PM (o3MSL)

236 I stopped watching O'Reilly when he interviewed Obama and didn't ask him the hard questions.

O'Reilly, John Roberts, Paul Ryan.  Social Justice Catholics that you can trust to stab you in the back.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 29, 2013 05:05 PM (V70Uh)

237 230 Hickster, We've all been there

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:06 PM (9jfyN)

238
And this is what they have for KY:

Access Newspaper Archives

Corbin Times Tribune (1995 - 2012)     Corbin     Kentucky
East South Central (1799)     Lexington     Kentucky
Kentucky New Era (1953)     Hopkinsville     Kentucky
London Sentinel Echo (1919 - 1951)     London     Kentucky
Middlesboro Daily News (1922 - 1977)     Middlesboro     Kentucky
Middlesboro Pinnacle News (1914 - 1919)     Middlesboro     Kentucky
Thousandsticks (1911 - 1913)     Middlesboro     Kentucky

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 29, 2013 05:06 PM (kdS6q)

239 Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 10:06 PM (9jfyN)

Not all of us!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 29, 2013 05:07 PM (o3MSL)

240 220 Thanks, AmishDude, making a note. Posted by: Mindy's on I-70 at December 29, 2013 09:59 PM (dqGkx) OK, so everybody will argue with you (because everybody argues about ribs) but Oklahoma Joe's -- in a gas station! -- is the best ribs in the country. (And if they argue with you, just say that the ribs are good enough for a special trip.)

Posted by: AmishDude at December 29, 2013 05:07 PM (xSegX)

241 @236

Your welcome.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 05:08 PM (Xkr8I)

242 186 So we just read Mark Steyn's resignation from NRO, right? Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2013 09:46 PM (hFL/3) New CoB?

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 05:08 PM (4JkHl)

243 240 Hrothgar, Well I was fortunate enough to only be arguably common law married and thank God she never took me to court or invoked it... Dames I love em

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:09 PM (9jfyN)

244 Thousandsticks (1911 - 1913) Middlesboro Kentucky Cherokee?

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 05:09 PM (4JkHl)

245 You probably can't feel your toes either. Posted by: Tami at December 29, 2013 10:02 PM (bCEmE) Sure I can, they are cold as shit. Must need another drink.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2013 05:10 PM (0FSuD)

246 243 Jean, Is he at the "will work for backhair" stage yet?

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:10 PM (9jfyN)

247 Mark Steyn weekend column is usually published in the Orange County Register (ocregister.com).  Since I don't see one there for this weekend, I think Mark has the week off.

Well deserved too.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at December 29, 2013 05:10 PM (V70Uh)

248 @237

You just can't trust Catholics.

The Kennedy's are a good example.

Look at what Pope Francis is doing, he seems to be letting the moment get to him.

If he keeps going I fully expect a Fulsom Street Fair appearence.


Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 05:12 PM (Xkr8I)

249 Steyn as a cob would be da bomb.   Sunday guest blog?

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 05:13 PM (6bvBO)

250 We've all been there###

Hell I've led a blessed life in being naive about the crap many others are exposed to. Even with my weird experiences.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 05:13 PM (TI3xG)

251 "You just can't trust Catholics." Damn Papists!

Posted by: Angry Founding Fathers at December 29, 2013 05:14 PM (hFL/3)

252 @250

He would be called a RINO within a week!

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 05:14 PM (Xkr8I)

253 I think ace gets called a RINO at least once a week.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPad at December 29, 2013 05:15 PM (R+XDI)

254 if you have 'Showtime', you just missed 'The Worst Toilet in Scotland' scene


unless you hurry now....

Posted by: Grandmaster Handstand at December 29, 2013 05:15 PM (omBWL)

255 @ 253 lol.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 05:15 PM (6bvBO)

256 He would be called a RINO within a week!

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 10:14 PM (Xkr8I)


Let the games begin!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 29, 2013 05:15 PM (o3MSL)

257 231 Hey, ONTers, reposting a bleg from the book thread:

Can *anyone* help me find a description of the Battle of Kickapoo Springs (Texas, May 1870) that gives more detail than "Sgt. Emanuel Stance led a ten-man patrol to victory over an Apache raiding party, for which he received the Medal of Honor"? So far the closest thing to an eyewitness description I've been able to find is Willie Lehmann's account of his escape, and he didn't actually see the fight itself. There appear to be exactly two book-length biographies of Stance, both out of print, neither available in my library, and WorldCat refuses to retrieve any info on other libraries for me. And as my next book deals with the capture of the Lehmann boys, I really want to get the descriptions right!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 10:04 PM (Mt8eo)



If there's a MoH involved, there's probably information about the circumstances.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 05:15 PM (T1005)

258 Ok Lauren, emailed you back while giving the kids showers and the phone survived

Posted by: lindafell at December 29, 2013 05:17 PM (PGO8C)

259 >>>Steyn as a cob would be da bomb. Sunday guest blog?<<<



Until The Federalist steals him from us.

Posted by: Hate Miser at December 29, 2013 05:17 PM (2ljO9)

260 For those who manage to make it through that BBC show on Star Trek without reaching for your wazikashi, you will come to a sinking realization - Brannon Bragga is PajamaBoy's father or brother or mother.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 05:18 PM (f1IeF)

261 Early ONT. I haven’t eaten yet, as usual. I have been trying for an hour to print coupons for my older brother from my Mac & it has given me problems. He gave me his password & I exceeded number of times coupons printed, none printed. I think it’s because I have wireless printer. I am setting up an account with Kelloggs in my name & email on old Windows computer.

Posted by: Carol at December 29, 2013 05:18 PM (z4WKX)

262 Key West, the third world shithole called Cozumel and 2 sea days. It was perfect. Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 09:36 PM (eQJwb) Ha! My grandfather loves Cozumel. He and his buddies made multiple fishing trips there in years past. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk Cozumel has some of the best snorkeling in the world. I've seen it ranked as second only to the AUS Great Barrier Reef. We very coll when we were there, most of the time. Watch out for the frickking sea urchin, do NOT go in the water barefoot. I got nailed, asked for help at the resort. Was told baynagerr, WTF? Turn out you need to soak your foot in vinegar. Spines are alkaline the vinegar helps. Don't dig them out, the body absorbs them.

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 05:18 PM (eBupg)

263 260 Hate Miser, Forget it Hate, it's bloggertowne

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:18 PM (9jfyN)

264 Keanu Reeves is actually a good actor.
You don't make a half dozen great movies by accident.


I object.

I defy you to watch Point Break and tell me "that guy can act."  If you can do so without busting out laughing, you're a better actor than he is.

He has been in some good movies.  Hollywood is not a meritocracy, though, and whatever the hell the reason was (I'm at a loss to come up with one), there is not a single movie or a single scene he has done that has caused me to think "wow, that was one hell of a performance."

Posted by: AD at December 29, 2013 05:19 PM (7cqZK)

265 So, I guess GLAAD really blew it about Phil Robertson? And O'Reilly just got sucked into it, then?

Posted by: Ribald Conservative riding Orca at December 29, 2013 05:20 PM (dCwZe)

266 Wine last night did not cure me. I don’t have anything else to drink but wine. When I was a teenager, my father’s solution to cramps was blackberry brandy. It didn’t help but I felt better.

Posted by: Carol at December 29, 2013 05:20 PM (z4WKX)

267 Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 10:15 PM (T1005) Well, as I said, I know the basics of what happened. Stance's patrol and the Apaches surprised each other; the Apaches took off in a panic, leaving Willie behind, and Stance pursued them and recovered a bunch of stolen horses. But the MoH citation itself says only "Gallantry on scout after Indians," which is no help at all.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 05:20 PM (Mt8eo)

268 The CMOHS.org site has pretty much zero on Stance.  9th Cav, F Co.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 05:20 PM (f1IeF)

269 Can *anyone* help me find a description of the Battle of Kickapoo Springs (Texas, May 1870) that gives more detail than "Sgt. Emanuel Stance led a ten-man patrol to victory over an Apache raiding party, for which he received the Medal of Honor"? So far the closest thing to an eyewitness description I've been able to find is Willie Lehmann's account of his escape, and he didn't actually see the fight itself. There appear to be exactly two book-length biographies of Stance, both out of print, neither available in my library, and WorldCat refuses to retrieve any info on other libraries for me. And as my next book deals with the capture of the Lehmann boys, I really want to get the descriptions right! Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 10:04 PM (Mt8eo) Have you found this already? http://tinyurl.com/ncnzy8v

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 05:21 PM (bCEmE)

270 Cozumel has/had great scuba diving. Use to love going there to dive then kids happened. No diving since

Posted by: lindafell at December 29, 2013 05:21 PM (PGO8C)

271 Joy Reid:  the stupid is strong in this one. Everybody but, apparently, her knows the early Christians adopted a bunch of pagan holidays and symbols, and made them their own. Good way to keep a low profile when they were an oppressed minority, and to make the new religion a little more easy for former pagans to transition into.


Creeping sharia:  the female lawyer is kinda hawt; doesn't look like your basic burkha babe. If I were the judge of her case, I might let her off with a caution if she engaged in some special pleading, IYKWIMAITYD.  Now perhaps her father browbeat her into it, but tough, honey. She should lose her law license, for life.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2013 05:21 PM (60Q+L)

272 150 Key West, the third world shithole called Cozumel and 2 sea days. It was perfect. Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 09:36 PM (eQJwb) You're nuts. Cozumel is the definite highlight of that trip. When you come ashore from the (used to be the Imagination, I think it's the Ecstasy now, depends on where you leave from) right across from the dock is a gas station where you can rent a VW bug convertible (don't count on seat belts) all day for $45. Head south out of town and it's beautiful. Explore small back roads, many of which end in small (but authentic-unlike the tour they try to sell you on the boat) Mayan ruins, friendly villagers or weird curio shops. Every couple of miles there is a bar on the beach where you can do this( pic.twitter.com/7PO8Hje3vM not shown:beer). About halfway around the island, you'll see this place coming up. (pic.twitter.com/RegriCIkhf). Make sure to stop. Order the ceviche to start ( pic.twitter.com/vqP1Dfphzd ), and get the seafood platter for the main course ( pic.twitter.com/EC1K4YXAmk ). Dine under the silverware Jesus ( pic.twitter.com/ogq2OIY8cB ). Oh, and don't forget to order one of their teeny tiny margaritas ( pic.twitter.com/u6xNkizAdr ). Perhaps Cougar can drive the rest of the way around the island. Third world shithole? That's a mighty strange way to spell Paradise DC, mighty strange.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 05:22 PM (N/cFh)

273 Forgot something. Anybody here willing to bet that Joy Reid is not a big fan of kwanzaa?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2013 05:22 PM (60Q+L)

274 265 AD, Ms 10077 and I were watching Tombstone...Derp Theater in Kettering played Kanoenu's A Walk in the Clouds trailer backwards...it improved it.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:22 PM (9jfyN)

275 Posted by: Tami at December 29, 2013 10:21 PM (bCEmE) *"coulda had a V8" facepalm* HOW did I miss that? I've even got the site bookmarked, since I do reenactments out there! Thanks, Tami!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 05:23 PM (Mt8eo)

276 218 Keanu Reeves is actually a good actor. You don't make a half dozen great movies by accident. There have been many great singers with a limited range. I really don't care how wide a range of notes they can sing if they can sing great within their range, however limited. Keanu has made some great action and scifi movies and some very funny comedies. So right there that's 2x the range of most actors. Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 29, 2013 09:59 PM (ZPrif) The secret to Keanu's success is that he's a bad actor. He's the perfect protagonist. http://tinyurl.com/newkoc7

Posted by: AmishDude at December 29, 2013 05:23 PM (xSegX)

277 Anna Puma, The Witch (fox) turns into a dragon. Very much a Chinese style dragon. No Japanese tale that I'm familiar with has that happen. Nor does that align with any Yokai that I know. Still beating the historical drum, huh. That's the Anna Puma Standard? No story can be set in Japan without absolutely following absolute historical accuracy. No use of imagination allowed- just the same story with exactly the same characters told the same way over and over and over again. Well alrighty then.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 05:24 PM (KBvAm)

278 Bill O'Reilly has apparently forgotten the first rule of media, to wit;  Never forget that the toes you stepped on today may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.

Posted by: Retired Spook at December 29, 2013 05:24 PM (utT+6)

279 261 For those who manage to make it through that BBC show on Star Trek without reaching for your wazikashi, you will come to a sinking realization - Brannon Bragga is PajamaBoy's father or brother or mother. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 10:18 PM (f1IeF) ======= I refuse to believe that any relative of Pajama Boy could manage to nail Jeri Ryan. Wait, maybe that whole "Jeri Ryan got Obama elected" wasn't so accidental after all....

Posted by: Sister Sestina at December 29, 2013 05:24 PM (Em6d4)

280 @265

Kanuu Reeves is not an actor he is an affectation, a persona.

Albeit an eminently likeable persona.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 05:24 PM (Xkr8I)

281

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 10:04 PM (Mt8eo)

Can't reread now, but I read a book a few years back, well researched, "The Captured" by Scott Zesch.  It is an excellent book and has info on the Lehmann boys among many others per my quick review from the bookshelf. 

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 05:25 PM (6bvBO)

282 The Chinese Crested wanted to go out one more time, so I had a chance to check the thermometer ... 12 degrees out in the cornfields in northern Illinois , heavy overcast, even the wildlife is in whatever version of "indoors" they may have. Brrrrr.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 05:26 PM (SwHqo)

283 Didn't NR's publisher say he stood by Steyn? I think he understood NR needs Steyn. Posted by: Donna V.
---------------------------------

I never read what Steyn's editor said, only how Steyn responded.

And it was seismic.


Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 29, 2013 05:27 PM (4Mv1T)

284 Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 10:22 PM (N/cFh) Damnable, now I want to go to mexico again.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (tablet) at December 29, 2013 05:27 PM (GaqMa)

285 You just can't trust Catholics.

The Kennedy's are a good example.


Okay, invoking the Kennedys when discussing Catholicism should be the equivalent of breaking Godwin's Law in discussing politics. 1.) They were too extreme an example to be emblematic of Catholicism, 2.) They were about as Catholic as Madelyn Murray O'Hare, 3.) JFK had some conservative beliefs, and 4.) to the extent Catholics went for the Camelot myth, so did half the country.

Look at what Pope Francis is doing, he seems to be letting the moment get to him.

Pope Francis is moving the church a bit leftward, but if you're familiar with church theology, it's really not that big a change from the previous popes.

Posted by: AD at December 29, 2013 05:28 PM (7cqZK)

286 *"coulda had a V8" facepalm* HOW did I miss that? I've even got the site bookmarked, since I do reenactments out there! Thanks, Tami! Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 10:23 PM (Mt8eo) Lol! You're welcome.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 05:28 PM (bCEmE)

287 Steyn left out the "my boss is a cheese-eating surrender monkey", which may have gotten him fired.

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 05:28 PM (4JkHl)

288 Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 10:25 PM (6bvBO) Yeah, I need to read the whole book--I've read bits and pieces, but since I'm planning to go to the library on Tuesday, I'll see if they have it in. I have read Nine Years among the Indians, which includes Willie's account.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 05:28 PM (Mt8eo)

289 Damnable, now I want to go to Mexico again. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (tablet) In Obama America, Mexico comes to you!! It's a dream he had once.....

Posted by: Ribald Conservative riding Orca at December 29, 2013 05:29 PM (dCwZe)

290 Damnable, now I want to go to mexico again. sounds like a euphemism for dropping a deuce.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPad at December 29, 2013 05:29 PM (R+XDI)

291 I can't believe Dallas is still hanging in there. Defense is actually doing their job now.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 05:30 PM (KBvAm)

292 So we just read Mark Steyn's resignation from NRO, right?

Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2013 09:46 PM (hFL/3)



I think not. The owner of National Review has said he supports Steyn 100%, and was kind of critical of Steortz, the editor who blew the call so badly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2013 05:31 PM (60Q+L)

293 >>>I can't believe Dallas is still hanging in there.

Defense is actually doing their job now. <<<



Definitely Romo's fault.

Posted by: Hate Miser at December 29, 2013 05:31 PM (2ljO9)

294 Kanuu Reeves is not an actor he is an affectation, a persona.

Albeit an eminently likeable persona.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 10:24 PM (Xkr8I)


Bingo.  He is also good-looking and has not aged that much.  Those two things aren't limited to him, though, which is why I have trouble saying he was successful just because of that.

Posted by: AD at December 29, 2013 05:32 PM (7cqZK)

295 Nine Years Among the Indians sounds interesting.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 05:32 PM (6bvBO)

296 Since we seem to have a quorum of history buffs tonight, I'm looking for a roster of confederate prisoners held on peapod is. During the civil war

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 05:32 PM (4JkHl)

297 Holy shit I made the top 10. Howdafuk did that happen???

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2013 05:32 PM (xa1/W)

298 @286

I don't know, Christianity is beleaguered and on the run and the Holy Vicar of Christ seems to be not just leaving the field of battle but giving succor to it's detractors.


I fully expect him to start officiating gay weddings at the Vatican.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 05:33 PM (Xkr8I)

299 Cozumel has some of the best snorkeling in the world. I've seen it ranked as second only to the AUS Great Barrier Reef. We very coll when we were there, most of the time. You would be thinking of Belize's reefs, NOT Cozumel. San Pedro Island. http://tinyurl.com/kpy22w2

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2013 05:33 PM (0FSuD)

300 I can't decide if the Wendy's girl is eminently bangable or just annoying as hell. It is a quandary.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 05:34 PM (KBvAm)

301 298 GGE, Somnabulism....go with it

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:34 PM (9jfyN)

302 Cozumel has some of the best snorkeling in the world. I've seen it ranked as second only to the AUS Great Barrier Reef. We very coll when we were there, most of the time.

Watch out for the frickking sea urchin, do NOT go in the water barefoot. I got nailed, asked for help at the resort. Was told baynagerr, WTF? Turn out you need to soak your foot in vinegar. Spines are alkaline the vinegar helps. Don't dig them out, the body absorbs them.

 

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 10:18 PM

 

 

Two words- Stone Fish. They'll fuck your shit up.

Posted by: otho at December 29, 2013 05:35 PM (9gNQd)

303

I fully expect him to start officiating gay weddings at the Vatican

 

Why I haven't been to the church since Grandma's memorial in the late '90's.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 05:35 PM (6bvBO)

304 301 naturalfake, Give your answer in fifths...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:35 PM (9jfyN)

305 I can't decide if the Wendy's girl is eminently bangable or just annoying as hell. Posted by: naturalfake I bet she's noisy during sex. That can be stimulating.

Posted by: Ribald Conservative riding Orca at December 29, 2013 05:36 PM (dCwZe)

306 Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 10:32 PM (6bvBO) It really is, not just because of Herman's story--some of it horrifying, some of it hilarious--but also because of his observations of the differences between Apache and Comanche culture. One of the hilarious bits: One day while he was still with the Apaches, Herman was out with a raiding party when they encountered a telegraph line, which none of them had ever seen before. After some deliberation, they decided it was some weird new kind of fence... so they cut it down.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 05:36 PM (Mt8eo)

307 Saturday I finally had to wiki GLAAD because I could not figure out what the acronym stood for. Atheistic Alcoholics?  Agnostic Anarchists?
Ok Allied... yada and a pic of Wanda Sykes. No big deal.

Is it confined to just the US media and/or can/want to ban/change media say across the pond and retroactively to the 70's and 80's?  Specifically a lot of skits on Monthy Python and The Young Ones?
Asking for a friend.
How bout them Cowboys?  jeez,  What SB did that slogan become popular... '92, '93?
Carry on!   

Posted by: Forty Baht Barack at December 29, 2013 05:36 PM (xb/2C)

308 GGE, you have mail.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 05:37 PM (JpFMR)

309 Not if she's unconscious.

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 05:37 PM (q4UzB)

310 Natural Fake, that I would say is a big leap there to saying it must adhere perfectly.  The problem with Keanu's version, as shown in the trailer, is it bowdlerizes so extensively it seems the story has been lost.  So all we are left with is Keanu looking serious as CGI monsters charge at him.  In fact it seems from the trailer we are watching Mortal Kombat.  Nothing at all about being loyal to their dead lord.  Which turned me off.  And hence they will not get a cent from me.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 05:39 PM (f1IeF)

311 How on earth can using BCE/CE instead of BC/AD be considered culturally sensitive by anybody? By using "common era" these PC idiots are actually saying "MY way of dating by Christ's birth is the common, dominant, dare I say proper way of stating years. You Jews, Muslims, Buddhists etc are the deviants. Now isn't that so much more considerate of me than indicating plainly what I use to designate Year One?"

Posted by: Sister Sestina at December 29, 2013 05:39 PM (Em6d4)

312 Going to the library this week Elisabeth.  Will see if they have it.  I need to get away from politics for a while.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 05:39 PM (6bvBO)

313 What you have to understand is the author of 'Christian Nation,' is a lawyer for the Wall Street firm of Sullivan Cromwell, associated with Big Oil, so the theocratic rant is about the fact that the country gal from the sticks, outnegotiated them, it's a wretched piece of offal, that I found in the local library.

Posted by: jeffrey pelt at December 29, 2013 05:41 PM (Jsiw/)

314 GGE, you have mail.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 10:37 PM (JpFMR)



I don't have mail pal. YOU have mail. Tell me where and when and I'll make the time.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2013 05:41 PM (xa1/W)

315 Exactly. "Current Era" still begins with the birth of Jesus Christ, so.all they're doing is making an indirect reference instead of a direct reference to Christ!

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 05:41 PM (q4UzB)

316 Cozumel has super shore diving. You get a map of site descriptions and basically just drive around the island and dive with your buddy, no boat required. Each site has yellow painted rocks at the entrance, one with the name and the other with the number. In addition to being cheap, you don't have to get up early on vacation and haul all your gear to the edge of some pier. We did pay to boat dive at "The Devil's Throat", a tunnel that starts at about 80 feet and lets out on the side of a wall at about 100 feet. I was last, my tank got stuck in top of cave, mask filled, pitch black, panicked, instructor saved me. Big time freaked.

Posted by: Justamom at December 29, 2013 05:41 PM (Sptt8)

317 Baldy try kentuckyobituaries online. They may have something. pike co. Is next door to me they have a university and medical school they may have something online at pikeville university.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman at December 29, 2013 05:42 PM (KuZ6A)

318 Deeeeeniiiiieeeed!!!! Suck it Eagles.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 05:42 PM (KBvAm)

319 wow that was a stupid play call by the Eagles

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 05:42 PM (q4UzB)

320 wow that was a stupid play call by the Eagles Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 10:42 PM (q4UzB) My husband just said the exact same thing.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 05:44 PM (bCEmE)

321 >>> I'm off the lists! I'm off the lists! I'm so happy! I'm pleased to have made the list.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2013 05:44 PM (Ua6T/)

322 320 Soothie, Sooper Geenyus B Kelly don't blow calls...bwahaha

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:44 PM (9jfyN)

323

The correct designation ought to be BB and AB. Before Barry and After Barry.

Posted by: barry soetoro at December 29, 2013 05:44 PM (9gNQd)

324 316 Exactly. "Current Era" still begins with the birth of Jesus Christ, so.all they're doing is making an indirect reference instead of a direct reference to Christ! Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 10:41 PM (q4UzB) ==== And by making it indirect make it actually insulting: What I do is the standard, never mind why I do it that way; what you do isn't.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at December 29, 2013 05:44 PM (Em6d4)

325 I was looking for the Cowboys game and caught a bit of "Alaska: The Last Frontier." The farm couple caught a duck eating her own eggs. Out came the axe and goodbye duck. Also showed a farmer shooting mice who had gotten into the grain supply. Guy shot 40 mice. I like that they don't seem to whitewash the amount of killing farmers must do. I've tried to tell that to vegans who are "against killing." My dad was raised on a farm and he said killing pests and vermin - everything from mice and foxes and deer -is something you have to do every single day on a farm. Posted by: Donna V. I'm all for nature, until it interferes w/ my livelihood or causes me problems. Most farmers are way more connected to the earth than hipster liberals. Sometimes it's kill or be killed, metaphorically. The other day groundhogs were mentioned here. They are actually protected in IL. Yet the screw up the field you are trying to grow food on and if they get under a building foundation can do great damage. We had a dog that loved to kill them mfers, grabbed em by the neck and shook till it broke. And as far as 30 lbs, these were usually much bigger. Only groundhog on my property was gonna be a dead groundhog due to my buddy Bozo. May he RIP.

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 05:45 PM (eBupg)

326 I don't have mail pal. YOU have mail. Tell me where and when and I'll make the time. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2013 10:41 PM (xa1/W) WRONG! Now you have mail! With info!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 05:45 PM (JpFMR)

327 try this out BCE=before christian era CE= christian era wa, wa you lose like da bears

Posted by: Chip at December 29, 2013 05:45 PM (d6+u5)

328 Dez Bryant is the new... a) Chad Johnson b) Terrel Owens c) Vince Young d) Randy Moss

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 05:45 PM (q4UzB)

329 How on earth can using BCE/CE instead of BC/AD be considered culturally sensitive by anybody? The best argument I've heard is that Jewish academics got a little annoyed at the idea of "In the year of OUR Lord" but didn't really object to the numbering system per se and so were fine with saying that it's the "common" system.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 29, 2013 05:45 PM (xSegX)

330
I'm looking for a roster of confederate prisoners held on peapod is. During the civil war
Posted by: Jean


Ancestry.com has access to:

Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865

Paid, but free access is available thru a Family History Center or many local libraries.

Familysearch.org has free online access to:

United States Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

Images of 427 volumes of Confederate Prisoners of War records, most of which are from the War Department's Office of the Commissary General of Prisoners. This is NARA publication M598.

But those aren't indexed.  Just images.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 29, 2013 05:45 PM (kdS6q)

331 Anna Puma, Fair enough. But of course the trailer isn't the movie. It's an advertisement to get young skulls of mush into the theater. Go. Don't Go. It's a good movie.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 05:46 PM (KBvAm)

332 jeffrey pelt: that makes sense, thanks. on an earlier thread I called it a "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion " level piece of propaganda. Now, a plausible explanation of why.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 05:46 PM (SwHqo)

333 I can't decide if the Wendy's girl is eminently bangable
or just annoying as hell.

It is a quandary.###

If she was holding a juicy T bone as opposed to a Wendy's hambuger I'm guessing it would be less of a quandary.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 05:47 PM (TI3xG)

334 @301

Most Definately bangable.

But not as bangable as the Shop Style redhead.

All I have to say is WOW!


Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 05:47 PM (Xkr8I)

335 A store the other day had 57 and 38 watt bulbs for sale, (they banned 40 and 60's). Looks like there will be a supply.

Posted by: bill sometimes bill from canada at December 29, 2013 05:48 PM (47iGO)

336 "308 Saturday I finally had to wiki GLAAD because I could not figure out what the acronym stood for. Atheistic Alcoholics? Agnostic Anarchists? Ok Allied... yada and a pic of Wanda Sykes. No big deal." "GLAAD" sounds nicer than "Dictatorial, Sanctimonious Thought Police and Speech Police", which is exactly what they are. They don't believe in open, honest discussion of issues, they just want to shut up anyone who disagrees with them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 29, 2013 05:48 PM (RxVu7)

337 >>>Dez Bryant is the new... <<<


Vince Young???

Posted by: Hate Miser at December 29, 2013 05:48 PM (2ljO9)

338 >>>Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 10:22 PM See, that sounds like a very nice day. And it's the main reason I say don't cruise if you haven't been to the ports before. We love Key West, and immediately got out of the tourist areas, to a craft beer bar, then a tapas place called Santiago's Bodega for lunch and two or three pitchers of sangria - sparkling and red. If we had spent the whole time in the tourist traps of Mallory Square, I would say the same about that town. Also, we had a cranky three year old to deal with.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 05:48 PM (eQJwb)

339 301 I can't decide if the Wendy's girl is eminently bangable or just annoying as hell. It is a quandary. Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 10:34 PM (KBvAm) She jumped from 'who's the hot Wendy's ginger' to annoying rather quickly. But yeah, would still.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 05:48 PM (Q6HBD)

340 Yeah the trailer is intended to convey the 'best' parts of the film.  To fool you into thinking the rest of the movie is just as awesome.  In this case, it failed for me.  Unlike the John Carter title and trailers which did not do that movie the justice, it needed to be called Princess of Mars first off.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 05:49 PM (f1IeF)

341 If I see that GD GM ad with the Santa from fucking Akron again, I am going to shot my fucking TV.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2013 05:49 PM (0FSuD)

342 317
Cozumel has super shore diving.
You get a map of site descriptions and basically just drive around the island and dive with your buddy, no boat required. Each site has yellow painted rocks at the entrance, one with the name and the other with the number.

In addition to being cheap, you don't have to get up early on vacation and haul all your gear to the edge of some pier.

We did pay to boat dive at "The Devil's Throat", a tunnel that starts at about 80 feet and lets out on the side of a wall at about 100 feet.
I was last, my tank got stuck in top of cave, mask filled, pitch black, panicked, instructor saved me. Big time freaked.

Posted by: Justamom at December 29, 2013 10:41 PM (Sptt



Sounds horrible -- caves have to be quite large if I'll enter 'em without seeing the other side, and I tend to move through them quickly so as to maintain trim. Part of the reason is that one time I got held up in one and was trying to maintain buoyancy control and not float upwards into a couple of lionfish.



The BH knows this quite well, and one of her more famous exploits was going through some lava-tunnel caves off Roatan when this total jerk we nicknamed "Dr. Twinkie" decided to stop at the exit to get a photograph with her behind him and me behind her. She body-checked him into next week 'cause she was looking out for me.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 05:50 PM (T1005)

343 Tir na nOg, I'll be there. Email me with the showtime.


I had to uninstall the kindle app on my android, all of a sudden it didn't want to download any of my books. Apparently there's a glitch with the "new and improved" Kindle app that doesn't want to play nice with the 'Droid Razr. Good thing all my stuff is archived at Amazon.


And now that I've gotten that done...back to work I go. Three days, then vacation.


Catch you on lunch break roonz and roonettez. Fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2013 05:50 PM (xa1/W)

344 And 47 Ronin - just watch the trailer on a loop. That's where the action is.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 05:50 PM (Q6HBD)

345 340 RWC, Ranks up thete with Flo...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:50 PM (9jfyN)

346 Unlike the John Carter title and trailers which did not do that movie the justice, it needed to be called Princess of Mars first off. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 10:49 PM (f1IeF) The movie did have a lack of Martian princesses who were dressed according to the book…

Posted by: The Barsoomian Hat at December 29, 2013 05:53 PM (AymDN)

347 Heh. Didn't read the comments when I mentioned 47 Ronin. Now to read what the horde thought of it.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 05:54 PM (Q6HBD)

348 DC, first time we went we didn't have the kids and we stayed in town, did the Amazing Race style shore excursion. That was really fun.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 05:54 PM (N/cFh)

349 Ouch - @nbcwashington: BREAKING: The Redskins will fire coach Mike Shanahan when he meets with Dan Snyder Monday morning...

Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 05:54 PM (ZyqBH)

350 Imagine if Tebow got as many chances as, say, Rex Grossman. Or Kyle Orton. Chad Henne. Kerry Collins. Chad Pennington.

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 05:55 PM (q4UzB)

351 340 RWC,

Ranks up thete with Flo...###

My short list current bangable ranking.
Toyota chick
Wendy's chick
Flo.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 05:55 PM (TI3xG)

352 I still can't wrap my head around the symbolism of Captain America and the Volcano in 47 Ronin meets Jon Carter

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:56 PM (9jfyN)

353 I just finished folding laundry, and now I'm quad tasking between the ONT, a book on my stolen-from-Cougar-because-my-kindle-broke Fire, the football game and enjoying the buzz from the drugs and booze. Expect exponentially less lucid comments from here on out.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 05:56 PM (eQJwb)

354 346 340 RWC, Ranks up thete with Flo... Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 10:50 PM (9jfyN) Ughhh. Never hot. Now the Orbitz British gal.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 05:57 PM (Q6HBD)

355 Yeah, not into the cave diving either. Was it here that had the link to the deepest cave dive in the world in Australia where the guy died and it was all filmed. It took like 20 hours to decompress for a 15-20 bottom time at something like 700 plus feet. Gives me the creeps just thinking about it again. I may not have all the fact exactly correct but it was pretty crazy stuff. Basically a well on a farm. Several have died but the fact that this guy was on film while it happened...uhhhggg

Posted by: lindafell at December 29, 2013 05:58 PM (PGO8C)

356 GGE -- how did the moron-meet Greensboro thing work out? The BH is leaving for High Point next Sat.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 05:58 PM (T1005)

357 Also, we went to Fort...Taylor? In Key West. That was fun too.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 05:58 PM (N/cFh)

358 355 RWC, Flo is one of those guilty...yeah I'd hate myself in the morning but she is crazy and that is a plus endeavors...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 05:59 PM (9jfyN)

359 356 Yeah, not into the cave diving either. Was it here that had the link to the deepest cave dive in the world in Australia where the guy died and it was all filmed. It took like 20 hours to decompress for a 15-20 bottom time at something like 700 plus feet. Gives me the creeps just thinking about it again. I may not have all the fact exactly correct but it was pretty crazy stuff. Basically a well on a farm. Several have died but the fact that this guy was on film while it happened...uhhhggg

Posted by: lindafell at December 29, 2013 10:58 PM (PGO8C)



That was horrible. Please don't remind me again.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 05:59 PM (T1005)

360 >>>Imagine if Tebow got as many chances as, say, Rex Grossman.
Or Kyle Orton. Chad Henne. Kerry Collins. Chad Pennington.<<<



Maybe if he started fightin' and killin' dogs and tried to make a comeback?

Posted by: Hate Miser at December 29, 2013 05:59 PM (2ljO9)

361 >>>DC, first time we went we didn't have the kids and we stayed in town, did the Amazing Race style shore excursion. That was really fun. I would like to do that, but Cougar isn't a big fan of bugs. Or the outdoors. Or anything that doesn't include drinks served poolside.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 05:59 PM (eQJwb)

362 CAC needs to stop stomping on the ONT like that. I've missed an hour of my drug of choice, 'cause I kept hittin' F5 hoping the ONT would show up. I propose a rules change: we'll keep the "one hour rule" for every post except the ONT; but' for the ONT we'll adopt the "twelve hour rule": if the ONT is up, save it for tomorrow morning. but, then again, I'm not one to bitch about free ice cream... g'evenin', 'rons I spent the evening playing laser tag at a 9 YO's birthday party...it always makes me smile (and frightens me, a little) how easily children adapt to "combat" situations...natural born killers, the lot of them. We should nurture that impulse I had a ten year old girl grab my arm and say "Come with me if you want to live"...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 06:00 PM (JMmQ9)

363 Um TPH is that supposed to be a euphemism for wanting a Barsoom Princess to lay on you?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 06:00 PM (f1IeF)

364 Do the Cowboys realize this game doesn't have 6 quarters?

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 06:01 PM (q4UzB)

365 353 sven10077 I still can't wrap my head around the symbolism of Captain America and the Volcano in 47 Ronin meets Jon Carter Kierkegaard discussed this sort of motif.

Posted by: Yogi Yorgesson at December 29, 2013 06:01 PM (FlRtG)

366 @361

The only way Tebow plays QB in the NFL is if he goes the Canadian Football or Arena Football route and does well over time.

Sadly, he will not make an NFL team otherwise.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 06:02 PM (Xkr8I)

367 For all you're stalking needs.. http://tinyurl.com/3w74jna 'Who Is That Girl' in commercials tumblr.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:02 PM (Q6HBD)

368 "NFL releases Wild Card Weekend schedule: Saturday - Kansas City at Indianapolis, 4:35pm ET; New Orleans at Philadelphia/Dallas 8pm ET; Sunday San Diego at Cincinnati 1:05pm ET; San Francisco at Green Bay 4:30pm ET - @ESPNNFL"

Posted by: Meremortal at December 29, 2013 06:02 PM (1Y+hH)

369 >>>Also, we went to Fort...Taylor? In Key West. That was fun too. Fort Zachary Taylor. Absolutely beautiful. Watched a six or seven year old kid catch a 3 foot shark from the rocks in April, just sitting under the trees drinking wine and eating Cuban sammiches from a little place inside a laundromat.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 06:02 PM (eQJwb)

370 You're - your

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:02 PM (Q6HBD)

371

Anna, and rickl if you're still here - was on a congressional staff visit to Vandenberg in 1986 (?), primary purpose was Space Shuttle military facility.  I still recall clearly that after we arrived we met immediately with the base commander, who talked about his beaches, wetlands, and species of birds for most of the briefing.  It is a spectacular location and mostly untouched, and this guy was clearly an outdoorsman - but it was so ridiculous it was funny.  He had the ultimate command, for his interests.

 

Used to enjoy watching the high altitude vapor/etc. trails of rocket launches from that site as a kid - you could see them hundreds of miles away, if the timing was right in terms of sunset.

 

On a related culinary note, any foodie or wino morons travelling through CA's central coast (and you should, constantly) should know that the place to eat near Vandenberg is in fact on the military reservation.  Hitching Post #1, the original, is located a few miles off Hwy 1 in the middle of nowhere, not far from the base golf course.  Town that used to be there was a railway construction boom town back in the 1930s.  The second and sister restaurant, Hitching Post 2, was featured in the movie "Sideways", set in central coast wine country.  But the original is far better in terms of cool, both due to location and intact decor, which includes a classic collection of signed photos on the wall.  Rocket and missile launches, aviation squadrons, etc. 

Posted by: non-purist at December 29, 2013 06:03 PM (afQnV)

372 Well it would have received another rating no, Burrough's illustrations left little to the imagination,

Posted by: jeffrey pelt at December 29, 2013 06:03 PM (Jsiw/)

373 363 CAC needs to stop stomping on the ONT like that. I've missed an hour of my drug of choice, 'cause I kept hittin' F5 hoping the ONT would show up.

I propose a rules change: we'll keep the "one hour rule" for every post except the ONT; but' for the ONT we'll adopt the "twelve hour rule": if the ONT is up, save it for tomorrow morning.

but, then again, I'm not one to bitch about free ice cream...

g'evenin', 'rons

I spent the evening playing laser tag at a 9 YO's birthday party...it always makes me smile (and frightens me, a little) how easily children adapt to "combat" situations...natural born killers, the lot of them. We should nurture that impulse

I had a ten year old girl grab my arm and say "Come with me if you want to live"...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 11:00 PM (JMmQ9)



Well, to be fair, it did say "note- ONT below" right in the description.



Did the ten-year-old say she was from the future?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 06:03 PM (T1005)

374 I'm revising my Wacky Prediction. Get ready for a Chargers vs Saints Super Bowl.

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 06:04 PM (q4UzB)

375 (Reuters) - Retired seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in 'critical' condition with head injuries after an off-piste skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Meribel, his agent said on Sunday. http://tinyurl.com/pq79hhf

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 06:04 PM (bCEmE)

376 I have had to wear a class 3 SCBA suit for hazmat training and did it but hated it. But I did enjoy snorkeling off the beach in Cozumel. Very clear water cool stuff to see but really bad sun burn on the back (since I'm an idiot).

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 06:06 PM (TI3xG)

377 359 355 RWC, Flo is one of those guilty...yeah I'd hate myself in the morning but she is crazy and that is a plus endeavors... Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 10:59 PM (9jfyN) To each his own. There is a woman on one of the insurance commercials tha i think is hot as hell who looks stuck up as hell. And that iw what makes her hot.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:06 PM (Q6HBD)

378 378 RWC, It's a big gene pool and the pool is warm enough for everyone

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 06:09 PM (9jfyN)

379 When I was learning to scuba in Fla, we dove a spring where one week before 3 guys ignored a dang sign at the bottom of the spring not to dive the cave and dove the cave. The super creepy thing is that they took a camera along and took pictures of themselves happily screwing around in a big cave chamber. At that point, they were dead. Their tanks had enough air to get to the chamber but only enough air to get halfway out. And as they found out, in a cave there's no route to the surface and no way to breathe rock. They all left kids and wives behind. Awful stuff.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 06:09 PM (KBvAm)

380 Posted by: grammie winger at December 29, 2013 09:00 PM (P6QsQ) I understand the feeling, Mama Winger.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 29, 2013 06:10 PM (BC6cY)

381 Well, to be fair, it did say "note- ONT below" right in the description. Did the ten-year-old say she was from the future? Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 11:03 PM OK, yes, it did. I did not see that, as I was looking for the ONT. My bad. Not the future, specifically, but she did mention that we need to find The Doctor... #MixingMetaphores

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 06:10 PM (JMmQ9)

382 TD Dallas!

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at December 29, 2013 06:10 PM (bCEmE)

383 No Celebrating.

Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 06:10 PM (q4UzB)

384 Romo's fault.

Posted by: Hate Miser at December 29, 2013 06:11 PM (2ljO9)

385 The Chinese Crested wanted to go out one more time, so I had a chance to check the thermometer ... 12 degrees out in the cornfields in northern Illinois , heavy overcast, even the wildlife is in whatever version of "indoors" they may have. Brrrrr. Posted by: sock_rat_eez Where are you in N IL, I'm in Dixon. Still have to take out the lab one more time, I'm not checking the temp, don't want to know. Think they were calling for -9 as a low tonight, that sucks.

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 06:11 PM (eBupg)

386 Um TPH is that supposed to be a euphemism for wanting a Barsoom Princess to lay on you? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 11:00 PM (f1IeF) Well, I ain't racist against Red Martians…

Posted by: The Hat from Jarsoom at December 29, 2013 06:12 PM (AymDN)

387 That expose of GLAAD is very eye opening. It's really bad when GLAAD attacks other gay people simply for not agreeing with every part of their gay manifesto.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 29, 2013 06:12 PM (BC6cY)

388 Jerry Jones looks like f*cking Skeletor.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPad at December 29, 2013 06:12 PM (R+XDI)

389 #MixingMetaphores Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 11:10 PM (JMmQ9) #crossoversrule

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 06:13 PM (Mt8eo)

390 389 Conservative Crank's Ipad, Haha! //Alan Colmes

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 06:13 PM (9jfyN)

391 I remember Jeremiah 10 (back when my obsession was Biblical scholarship, not Qur'anic). Interesting stuff.

First, it boasts a sentence in Aramaic, verse 11. The rest of the book and, for that matter, all of the Torah and the rest of the Prophets are in Hebrew. (Daniel and Ezra are in the Writings IIRC.)

Second, it's been heavily fudged between the Greek and Hebrew versions. And I do mean "versions" - the Dead Sea Scrolls have the original to Greek Jeremiah 10's. 'Tis much shorter. Also seems to make more sense. In fact that goes for most of Jeremiah, the Greek version is more internally consistent and makes more sense. I know I sound like I'm praising Hamlet in its original Klingon but . . .

Third, it seems to be the basis for a very old apocryphal work, The Epistle of Jeremiah = Baruch 6.

As to whether it bans Christmas trees - well, from a Euro perspective, it bans the druidic rites first associated with those trees. But Christians don't worship those trees anymore as has already been mentioned. It'd be like banning altars just because altars vaguely resembling them had been used by pagans.

http://www.orlutheran.com/html/jer10.html

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at December 29, 2013 06:15 PM (Xfl0F)

392 Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 10:22 PM (N/cFh) Damnable, now I want to go to mexico again. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) Me too, it's been several years. I forgot about the Mayan ruins on Cozumel, they were very cool. Our fave spot tho is Zihuatenahou. Nice, laid back, not like the usual tourist spots. Great seafood. Don't tell anyone!

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 06:15 PM (eBupg)

393 It's a big gene pool and the pool is warm enough for everyone###

Proof of that statement is I have 2 girls. I also have 3 grandkids but my girls would probably have done just as well in a cold pool.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 06:15 PM (TI3xG)

394 I've always adhered to the Three Rules of SCUBA religiously: (1) Never dive alone; (2) Never hold your breath; and (3) Never, never, never, never run out of air.



Sadly, the BH and I don't dive anymore, since we unexpectedly had our Hawaiian vacation extended for a two-week stay at the Kuakini Medical Center Hypebaric Chamber.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 06:15 PM (T1005)

395 Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 11:09 PM (KBvAm)

Always best not to taunt Nemesis.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at December 29, 2013 06:17 PM (Xfl0F)

396 Who is Joy Reid and what makes her an expert on the Bible for MSNBC?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 29, 2013 06:17 PM (BC6cY)

397 Good evening, Horde. I didn't have anything I *had* to knit today. It feels a little naughty. I still churned out a couple of dishcloths in between three friend visits. Mission BBQ for lunch with our Little's godfather, who was visiting from Hong Kong; "family" dinner with our chosen family; and then a beer with my old degenerate friend. A good, busy day. Tomorrow I'm not getting dressed or talking to anyone who doesn't live in my iPad.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 29, 2013 06:17 PM (N/cFh)

398 Flo is not hot. At all. I could drive 5 min to my local Target, close my eyes, throw a rock and hit a more attractive female. If I hit a dude, I just throw a second rock.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at December 29, 2013 06:18 PM (XvrTA)

399 That expose of GLAAD is very eye opening. It's really bad when GLAAD attacks other gay people simply for not agreeing with every part of their gay manifesto. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 29, 2013 11:12 PM (BC6cY) The Progressives don't actually care about gays, womyn, non-Whites, &c. they care about pushing the greater narrative for the benefit of the "collective" which the elites divine like a haruspex picking through rooster guts. It's basically social corporatism. The elite pre-define what one's interest is based on their group classification. For example, if you are a woman your "cause" is free abortion and contraceptives. Thus, in order to achieve "your" interest (i.e. the interest of the group you are designated as), you must sacrifice all else to further everyone else's interests. Like economic corporatism, the "collective," and the elite who divine it, is what must be benefitted above all else, since the only way to benefit is from the grace and dispensation of the "collective." This is why people like Alec Baldwin get a free pass: He is benefiting the collective drive towards Progressivism far more then he is hindering it. Even one's "group" interests can be sacrificed in order to benefit the "collective."

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 29, 2013 06:18 PM (AymDN)

400 I hate fucking Skeletor.

Posted by: a monkey at December 29, 2013 06:18 PM (q4UzB)

401 And on Mexico: we are going to Cancun in April. I've never been. I can't bloody wait.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 29, 2013 06:18 PM (N/cFh)

402 Curator aka Farmer: West of Genoa.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 06:19 PM (SwHqo)

403 Mission BBQ? Excellent choice.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 06:19 PM (eQJwb)

404 398 Tomorrow I'm not getting dressed or talking to anyone who doesn't live in my iPad.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 29, 2013 11:17 PM (N/cFh)



Pics!!!

Posted by: The horndogs in your iPad at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (T1005)

405 oh well

Posted by: a monkey at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (q4UzB)

406 FFS

Posted by: Hate Miser at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (2ljO9)

407 Curse of Romo?!

Posted by: Meremortal at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (1Y+hH)

408 Pick. And thus ends the regular season.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (eQJwb)

409 397 Fenlon Spoke, She is Joy Behar's stunt double from The Shrew or something and she read a Tijuana Bible once....good enough for MSLSD

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (9jfyN)

410 Orton. Sucks.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (JpFMR)

411 "I just learned that SpaceX has been selected by NASA to enter into negotiations for a 20 year lease of Launch Complex 39A. ... This is pretty exciting. They're playing in the big leagues now."

Yay! Fanboi venture socialism! For Elon Musk, who will take his ill-gotten gains from this exercise in using public money to underwrite private ventures, and kick it back into the coffers of the Democratic Party.

Let me know when I should stop clapping. Per the late Solzhenitsyn, in a Communist regime, never ever be the first one to stop clapping.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (gqT4g)

412 interception.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (6bvBO)

413 Orton comes through with his Tony Romo tribute play and throws an interception.

Posted by: dwagyak at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (mkKMD)

414 I suspect Orton will be announcing his retirement in a little over 30 minutes.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (Xkr8I)

415 And the Cowboys season ends with a whimper. Good riddance. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPad at December 29, 2013 06:20 PM (R+XDI)

416 If you like your Romo, you can replace him with Orton.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 29, 2013 06:21 PM (q4UzB)

417 Looks like Romo doesn't have to be playing to have the Cowboys get Romoed.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 06:21 PM (N/cFh)

418 >>> this total jerk we nicknamed "Dr. Twinkie" decided to stop at the exit to get a photograph I remember reading about Dr Twinkie

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2013 06:22 PM (Ua6T/)

419 Orton played a great game. Until then. I blame RomBush.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 29, 2013 06:22 PM (1Y+hH)

420 Trying to dis someone for being Christian and having a Christmas tree. "How to win friends and influence people" graduate. Psychic breast exams: ʘʘ

Posted by: mindful webworker - still five gold rings day, for a few minutes, in certain time zones at December 29, 2013 06:22 PM (U13jb)

421 And the Eagles reward?

The Saints at home.

Should be good?

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 06:22 PM (Xkr8I)

422 #110

Also, consider Ancestry.com. They've bought up or copied the microfiche records of a lot of small town library that are often the only remaining trace of a local newspaper.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 29, 2013 06:23 PM (bPxS6)

423 And on Mexico: we are going to Cancun in April. I've never been. I can't bloody wait.###

Beware of Senor Frogs giant drinks.

http://www.senorfrogscancun.com/

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 06:23 PM (TI3xG)

424 Wow. 'Dinocroc versus Supergator' on SyFy now!

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:23 PM (Q6HBD)

425 Nah, it couldn't have been Romo's fault. If it had been, the Eagles would have scored off Orton's mistake, .

Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 06:24 PM (ZyqBH)

426 And David Carradine is in it.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:24 PM (Q6HBD)

427 And the Cowboys really should not be playing in the NFC East.

That does not make any sense.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 06:24 PM (Xkr8I)

428 I really liked Sean Connerry's hair in Hunt For Red October. Just thought I'd mention that.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 29, 2013 06:24 PM (q4UzB)

429 401

I hate fucking Skeletor.

Posted by: a monkey at December 29, 2013 11:18 PM (q4UzB)



He's bangin' you, too?!? Why that son-of-a-BITCH!

Posted by: Mary Matalin at December 29, 2013 06:25 PM (T1005)

430 And of course the Eagles don't beat the spread...

Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 06:25 PM (ZyqBH)

431 I would laugh at the Cowboys but then - my team (Texans) was throwing turnovers and giving up points, almost as fast as the morons watching the games were running up the post-count in that thread.

It didn't make as much impact because, frankly, we've come to expect it from Houston.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at December 29, 2013 06:25 PM (Xfl0F)

432 Last shift of the year in the morning, I have something like 3 days off in a row, plan on catching up on some sleep. Later morons.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPad at December 29, 2013 06:25 PM (R+XDI)

433 Damn right, never be the first to stop clapping. Important to remember in the coming days of U-fsckin'-topia. Hat, you really pegged it. "The Collective is All". Kinda like the Borg, without 7of9 ....

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2013 06:25 PM (SwHqo)

434 all crocogator movies are fantastic. like frozen pizza, not pretentious, proudly trailer trash.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 29, 2013 06:25 PM (rDidD)

435 363 CAC needs to stop stomping on the ONT like that. I've missed an hour of my drug of choice, 'cause I kept hittin' F5 hoping the ONT would show up. Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 11:00 PM (JMmQ9) I don't see why that should be a problem. I have tabs open for both threads.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 06:26 PM (sdi6R)

436 419 >>> this total jerk we nicknamed "Dr. Twinkie" decided to stop at the exit to get a photograph

I remember reading about Dr Twinkie

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2013 11:22 PM (Ua6T/)



Heh. Yes, that whole trip was quite memorable.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 06:26 PM (T1005)

437 "428 And the Cowboys really should not be playing in the NFC East. That does not make any sense." Especially since the Rangers play in the AL West...25 yards away.

Posted by: Angry Founding Fathers at December 29, 2013 06:27 PM (hFL/3)

438 351 Imagine if Tebow got as many chances as, say, Rex Grossman. Or Kyle Orton. Chad Henne. Kerry Collins. Chad Pennington. Posted by: Soothie at December 29, 2013 10:55 PM (q4UzB) To be fair to Grossman, he is actually somewhat accurate, but if he has a reciever open 10 yards down the field or one in triple coverage 40 yards downfield, Grossman takes the safe way out by unleashing it 40 yards downfield.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 29, 2013 06:27 PM (BXLPR)

439 Robert Oscar Lopez has a number of very interesting articles over at "American Thinker". No wonder why GLAAD hates him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 29, 2013 06:28 PM (BC6cY)

440 I brought over an old flatscreen monitor my parents didn't want anymore. Finally got it to work. After I spent maybe $15 on an extender for the VGA cord and another $50 for a VGA-USB adapter. I feel like I could have got another, newer, more compatible monitor for that much.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at December 29, 2013 06:28 PM (Xfl0F)

441 439 Ashley Judd's PS, Rex Cannon...can't read will sling for food.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 06:29 PM (9jfyN)

442 So, Gingy -- how do you knit a dishtowel?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 06:30 PM (T1005)

443 watching the ad promo for LONE SURVIVOR whaddayathink?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 29, 2013 06:31 PM (q4UzB)

444 TPH sounds like the original James T. Kirk, green skin never turned him off.

So who thinks the Chris Pine movie about Clancy's Jack Ryan early years will be horrible?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 06:31 PM (f1IeF)

445 Rams to the East, Cowboys to the West and I don't have to see the stupid mug of Jerry Jones but every few years.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 06:31 PM (Xkr8I)

446 "It seems like, to me, She-Ra's vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a Skeletor's anus" - Phil 'By the power of Duckcall' Robertson

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:31 PM (Q6HBD)

447

G'nite 'rons and 'ettes.  Got a long week at the salt mine.

 

Be  good.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2013 06:31 PM (6bvBO)

448 438 Founding Fathers, Yeah well DC and the TaterSkins like it that way

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 06:32 PM (9jfyN)

449 boulder - Depends on the monitor size. $65 sounds like a reasonable number

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 29, 2013 06:32 PM (aDwsi)

450 Guess the fans of Filthidelphia will be stocking up on batteries for their final home game of the year.

Posted by: Hate Miser at December 29, 2013 06:32 PM (2ljO9)

451 @444

Markey Mark has a piss poor beard.


Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2013 06:32 PM (Xkr8I)

452 the NFC East is a big market ratings powerhouse

Posted by: soothsayer at December 29, 2013 06:32 PM (q4UzB)

453 I hate fucking Skeletor. Posted by: a monkey at December 29, 2013 11:18 PM (q4UzB) He's bangin' you, too?!? Why that son-of-a-BITCH! Posted by: Mary Matalin at December 29, 2013 11:25 PM (T1005) I am sooo jealous right now!

Posted by: Prince Adam of Grayskull at December 29, 2013 06:32 PM (AymDN)

454 447 RWC, I saw that on Robot Chicken Phil.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 06:33 PM (9jfyN)

455 "It seems like, to me, She-Ra's vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a Skeletor's anus" - Phil 'By the power of Duckcall' Robertson Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 11:31 PM (Q6HBD) That is… questionable.

Posted by: Orko at December 29, 2013 06:33 PM (AymDN)

456 watching the ad promo for LONE SURVIVOR whaddayathink? Posted by: soothsayer at December 29, 2013 11:31 PM (q4UzB) Going to be awesome. Luttrell was heavily involved in the movie. In the previews at the theaters they have a lot of interview footage with him.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:34 PM (Q6HBD)

457 and another $50 for a VGA-USB adapter. I feel like I could have got another, newer, more compatible monitor for that much.###
what purpose does that serve? Never seen a USB monitor.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 06:34 PM (TI3xG)

458 "It seems like, to me, She-Ra's vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a Skeletor's anus"

Well, you'll have to be careful. The poor woman is probably a virgin. The whole He-Man male crew struck me as somewhat ... uninterested in the female form

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at December 29, 2013 06:34 PM (Xfl0F)

459 Aaand, I'm not a top-tenner again. Variable IP is my friend. I'll note it five hundred more times this week. I'm not a top tenner. I read back over some last comments, and I'm so thoroughly confused, I know it's the ONT. I suppose, when reading backward through the comments, it might help if I didn't actually read each comments itself backward. Let me try that. BRB.

Posted by: mindful webworker - let's sing the five golden rings part again! at December 29, 2013 06:35 PM (U13jb)

460 Last time I checked, Jeremiah was Old Testament. As in, "Before Christ". That Scripture that Little Miss MENSA never-gonna-be was quoting can't possibly refer to anything having to do with Christmas, since Christ hadn't even been born....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at December 29, 2013 06:36 PM (PZ6/M)

461 455 447 RWC, I saw that on Robot Chicken Phil. Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 11:33 PM (9jfyN) Seriously? They owe me a check then! Posted by: Orko at December 29, 2013 11:33 PM (AymDN) Way to keep a secret! At least 'Snarf' knows when to shut it!

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:36 PM (Q6HBD)

462 You would be thinking of Belize's reefs, NOT Cozumel. San Pedro Island. http://tinyurl.com/kpy22w2 Posted by: Nip Sip No, I was thinking of some internet list I read before we went there. And it WAS truly amazing, well other than the sea urchin thing! I've heard good things about Belize, would like to visit someday. Same w/ is it Costa Rica? that such great tropical forests that are a great visit?

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 06:36 PM (eBupg)

463 Variable IP is my friend. -------- Tell us more...

Posted by: Embarrassed Posters Everywhere at December 29, 2013 06:37 PM (aDwsi)

464 I've heard good things about Belize, would like to visit someday. Same w/ is it Costa Rica? that such great tropical forests that are a great visit? Posted by: The Curator -------------- How do you feel about high murder rates?

Posted by: Embarrassed Posters Everywhere at December 29, 2013 06:38 PM (aDwsi)

465 75 Does anyone know what newspaper(s) were in Pike County, KY during the late 1960s? I want to find an obit for someone who died in 1968 there.

Posted by: Baldy at December 29, 2013 09:11 PM (2bql3) 


From the University of Kentucky website ( http://tinyurl.com/ny2vezr ):


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LOCATION: Pike County : Pikeville, KY

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Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 29, 2013 06:38 PM (IN7k+)

466 Bill O'Reilly is a giant , oxygen thieving tool.

His bloviations are populist tripe , his conclusions are illogical and his half ghost written tomes are the worst kind of self promoting , self righteous , condescending vapidity.

Good night, ya'll.

Posted by: noone, really [/i] [/b] at December 29, 2013 06:39 PM (5ikDv)

467 215 For instance, their Tengu have short but weirdly formed noses. If you're talking about who I think you're talking about, what they have are bird noses. To go along with their wide-set bird eyes and feathery scalps.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 29, 2013 06:40 PM (U82Km)

468 His bloviations are populist tripe , his conclusions are illogical and his half ghost written tomes are the worst kind of self promoting , self righteous , condescending vapidity.

But the kids love him.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at December 29, 2013 06:40 PM (Xfl0F)

469 438 "428 And the Cowboys really should not be playing in the NFC East. That does not make any sense." Especially since the Rangers play in the AL West...25 yards away. Posted by: Angry Founding Fathers at December 29, 2013 11:27 PM (hFL/3) Whoever has the NFC football package would throw a major fit if they moved them out of the East. Dallas/Wash, Dallas/NYG/, & Dallas/Philly are all going to be HUGE ratings games. It is the NFC's premiere division since the inception of division play. Much like the AFC West is the AFC's premiere division since the days of the AFL. Don't forget, for years the Saints, Falcons, and Panthers all played in the NFC West until reorganization.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 29, 2013 06:42 PM (BXLPR)

470 @BTH

"You are a VERY poor , reporter Doctor O'Reilly".



Gnight!

Posted by: noone, really [/i] [/b] at December 29, 2013 06:42 PM (5ikDv)

471 443 So, Gingy -- how do you knit a dishtowel? Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 11:30 PM (T1005) --- Uh, do you want an actual answer? You knit cotton yarn to the desired size. --- Also, you're hot for flannel, then?

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 29, 2013 06:43 PM (N/cFh)

472 For our ice bound disciples of Climate Change, 100yr old negatives from the Shackleton Expedition have been discovered in a supply hut. 
http://tinyurl.com/m7gzjx2

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 06:44 PM (f1IeF)

473 Variable IP is my friend. -------- Tell us more... Posted by: Embarrassed Posters Everywhere First, do most commenting from a flaky rural connection that cuts out a lot and frequently forgets posts....

Posted by: mindful webworker - let's sing the five golden rings part again! at December 29, 2013 06:44 PM (U13jb)

474 467 Bill O'Reilly is a giant , oxygen thieving tool.
His bloviations are populist tripe , his conclusions are illogical and his half ghost written tomes are the worst kind of self promoting , self righteous , condescending vapidity.


Yeah, yeah, but does he annoy the left in a way that makes them feel ineffectual? If so, I vote KEEP. The mosaic needs many kinds of tiles.

Posted by: Splunge at December 29, 2013 06:44 PM (bKA83)

475 442 439 Ashley Judd's PS, Rex Cannon...can't read will sling for food. Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 11:29 PM (9jfyN) Fuck it, I'm gonna unleash the dragon!!!

Posted by: Rex Grossman, III, the original RG3 at December 29, 2013 06:45 PM (BXLPR)

476 75
Does anyone know what newspaper(s) were in Pike County, KY during the
late 1960s? I want to find an obit for someone who died in 1968 there.###

Might look here too.


http://pikecounty.potterflats.com/

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 06:45 PM (TI3xG)

477 Anyway, catch everyone later.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 06:47 PM (f1IeF)

478 But how the fuck does gravity work! NM, I'll check it out later. On youtube.

Posted by: UWP at December 29, 2013 06:47 PM (2hQRj)

479 If you're talking about who I think you're talking about, what they have are bird noses. To go along with their wide-set bird eyes and feathery scalps. Posted by: Anachronda at December 29, 2013 11:40 PM (U82Km) I didn't recognize that as a bird nose but yeah thinking back you could be right. Sort of a parakeety honker. Usually, tengu are portrayed as having long noses or bird beaks. So....yeah.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 29, 2013 06:48 PM (KBvAm)

480 @231 Elisabeth G. Wolfe " On May 20, 1870 Sergeant Emmanuel Stance engaged a force of Kickapoo Native Americans at Kickapoo Springs, Texas. Born in Carroll Parish, Louisiana, Sgt Stance was leading a patrol of Company F, 9th U.S. Cavalry. As a result of his courage and leadership, Sgt Stance was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 28, 1870. In the two years previous to this encounter Sgt Stance had five encounters with hostile Indians. Sgt Stance's patrol of 10 privates from Troop F, 9th U.S. Cavalry rode out from Fort McKavett, Texas, to punish the Kickapoo Indians for raiding local settlements and to look for two captured children. With Sgt Stance giving the order to charge, the Buffalo Soldiers attacked a band of Indians herding stolen horses. The charge scattered the Indians and the Troop captured the horses. On the following day he attacked a band of hostiles about to ambush two government wagons, and when counter-attacked by the same hostiles later in the day, Sgt Stance coolly turned his men about and drove off the hostiles, capturing six more horses. In a third incident, while watering their horses at a spring, Troop F was attacked again. Aggressive action by the Buffalo Soldiers caused the Indians to retreat. Sergeant Emanuel and his small force proceeded on their way and recovered the two captured white children. On July 24, 1870, former sharecropper, United States Army sergeant and Buffalo Soldier proudly accepted the Congressional Medal of Honor, and became the first African American to win his country's highest military honor in the post-Civil War period. His citation read ""for Valor in the Battle of Kickapoo Springs." http://www.buffalosoldiers-washington.com/Battles.html

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2013 06:50 PM (0RtJU)

481 Way to keep a secret! At least 'Snarf' knows when to shut it! Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 11:36 PM (Q6HBD) He was too busy fapping to Cheetara…

Posted by: Lion-O at December 29, 2013 06:50 PM (AymDN)

482 One of the first eps of Family Guy is on now. It is much better than the newer ones.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 29, 2013 06:51 PM (q4UzB)

483 Bonaire is where the great shore diving is suppose to be. Belize is where the second longest barrier reef is. Costa Rica is the known more for it natural land wonders than underwater wonders. Roatan island is also know as a great dive destination. This is Carribean wise. I have only been to Cancun, Cozumel, Akumel, Roatan, Belize, and the Caymans. I would go back to Cozumel, Akumel, and Belize.

Posted by: lindafell at December 29, 2013 06:51 PM (PGO8C)

484 @ Elisabeth G Wolfe " In May of 1870, Stance's Company F rode out from Fort McKavett, Texas, to punish the Kickapoo Indians for raiding local settlements and to look for two captured children. With a detachment of only ten privates, he attacked a band of Indians herding stolen horses. He immediately gave the order to charge, scattering the Indians and capturing the horses. He and his men spent a hair-raising night camped at Kickapoo Springs listening to the Indians' war dance just beyond the hills. The next day he attacked a band of hostiles about to ambush two government wagons, and when attacked by the same band later in the day, coolly turned his men about and drove his antagonists off, capturing six more ponies. Later, while watering their horses at a spring, his men were attacked by the Indians. This time his let his men loose to do what they may. The Indians retreated quickly. Sergeant Emanuel and his little troop proceeded on their way and recovered the two captured white children." http://www.9thcavalry.com/history/stance.htm

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2013 06:52 PM (0RtJU)

485 447 OG RG3, Bombs away...I have to admit to being way happy no Spurrier Fun n Gunner amounted to much NFL wise...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 06:53 PM (9jfyN)

486 And Lion-O was using the Sword of Omens to fap to Cheetra,....

Night

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2013 06:54 PM (f1IeF)

487 463 You would be thinking of Belize's reefs, NOT Cozumel. San Pedro Island.
http://tinyurl.com/kpy22w2
Posted by: Nip Sip

No, I was thinking of some internet list I read before we went there. And it WAS truly amazing, well other than the sea urchin thing!

I've heard good things about Belize, would like to visit someday. Same w/ is it Costa Rica? that such great tropical forests that are a great visit?

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 11:36 PM (eBupg)





Belize and Costa Rica are both great places to visit, but before you go -- this is a picture of a common venomous snake in the area -- http://manbir-online.com/grafics3/fer-de-lance-2.jpg -- and here is another pic -- http://tinyurl.com/k4oocma -- and one more -- http://tinyurl.com/mav5wyf .



The fer-de-lance has a toxin very similar to a rattlesnake, so if you think of them as silent, well-camouflaged rattlesnakes that frequent leaf-litter, you're in the right ballpark. And tropical forests have a lot of leaf-litter. I'm not saying don't go or anything, I'm just suggesting that situational awareness and good stout boots might be in order.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 06:54 PM (T1005)

488 One of the first eps of Family Guy is on now. It is much better than the newer ones. ###
Did you mean to say Sucks less than the newer ones? Cause they all suck.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 06:55 PM (TI3xG)

489 488 cthulu, And our friend the Taurus Judge...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 06:56 PM (9jfyN)

490 and recovered the two captured white children."
Was the family name for the kids "Warren"?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at December 29, 2013 06:57 PM (8AHeV)

491 Actually been watching 'Duck Dynasty' tonight. I can see why libs want it brought down. Calling your elders 'sir' or 'ma'am' Work ethic Love for family Prayer! Would much rather be hanging with them than any 'celebrity.'

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 06:57 PM (Q6HBD)

492 Somewhere along the way Peter Griffin turned into Homer Simpson and the dog Brian turned into Lisa Simpson.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 29, 2013 06:58 PM (q4UzB)

493 So the refs f'd up and put the Chiefs 5 yards back on their final kick in regulation which would have sent the Steelers to the playoffs.

Oooops.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 29, 2013 06:59 PM (MaP11)

494 Ricardo Kill, thanks, but I really need who-did-what-when specific detail (as in, which scout was it who first spotted the Apaches and thought they were Kickapoo, did any of them even notice the poor white kid sprawled in the dirt from where he'd been shoved off the horse, etc.). Even Stance's AAR that's quoted on the Fort McKavett website doesn't have much of that.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 07:01 PM (Mt8eo)

495 472 443 So, Gingy -- how do you knit a dishtowel?
Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 11:30 PM (T1005)
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Uh, do you want an actual answer? You knit cotton yarn to the desired size.
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Also, you're hot for flannel, then?

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 29, 2013 11:43 PM (N/cFh)



I was actually wondering -- dishcloths, according to the version of English I learned growing up, are the same as dishtowels and are about 18" x 24", made from a thickish, but soft cloth. About as thick as denim, but nowhere near as stiff. I'd assume the basic cloth is usually made on a loom and finished with a serger. Note, however, that I said "version of English" -- the NYT dialect thing makes it very clear that we're not necessarily using the same one. What did your dishcloths end up looking like?



And I'm not getting the "hot for flannel" reference.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:01 PM (T1005)

496 I always thought "Kickapoo" was a made up name from Lil Abner.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2013 07:01 PM (4vQmk)

497 Tiberius:Obama::Sejanus:Jarret

Posted by: The Imperial Hat at December 29, 2013 07:02 PM (AymDN)

498 I know how to knit dish rags, china!

Posted by: aussie vagina knitter at December 29, 2013 07:03 PM (8AHeV)

499 @andycanuck: LOL! Alas, no, it was Lehmann--they were German kids from Loyal Valley, which is where my novella series is set.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 07:03 PM (Mt8eo)

500 Regarding the bad reviews on 47 Ronin; it's because most professional movie critics are libs and libs, apparently, don't get fantasy. Or fun. They should admit their lack of understanding of anything beyond their personal bubble and stay the &%$* away from fantasy. It's not your world. Keep out.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 29, 2013 07:03 PM (jZUdv)

501 cthulhu I use a dishcloth to wash dishes. About 7" square. Just knit, nothing too fancy. This is my go-to pattern: http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html The hot for flannel is in reference to wanting to see pictures of me not-dressed.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 29, 2013 07:04 PM (N/cFh)

502 490 488 cthulu,

And our friend the Taurus Judge...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 11:56 PM (9jfyN)



Would be nice, but if you think taking firearms across state lines can get hairy, wait until you're crossing international borders......



I was thinking more like walking poles.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:05 PM (T1005)

503 You can take the girl out of Canada but not the Canada out of the girl.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at December 29, 2013 07:05 PM (8AHeV)

504 498 Tiberius:Obama::Sejanus:Jarret

Posted by: The Imperial Hat at December 30, 2013 12:02 AM (AymDN)



I'd love to see the current situation unravel like the Roman example.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:06 PM (T1005)

505 #458

It lets you add another monitor to a system that otherwise wouldn't support it. Not fast enough for gaming but fine for most other purposes.

My brother does a lot of remote tech support using a company supplied laptop. It only allows a single external monitor, so he has three USB 3.0 video modules for a total of four monitors. This lets him work on multiple machines at a time rather than being idle while waiting on a particular machine to do something lengthy.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 29, 2013 07:06 PM (bPxS6)

506 " Ricardo Kill, thanks, but I really need who-did-what-when specific detail " Sorry, Liz, that's all I got ATM. "Was the family name for the kids "Warren"?" Duh. Obviously, "Warren" is a Native American name. Everybody knows that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2013 07:06 PM (0RtJU)

507 I was actually wondering -- dishcloths, according to the version of English I learned growing up, are the same as dishtowels and are about 18" x 24", made from a thickish, but soft cloth.###

And if there are knitters in your family they will knit you a version that is closer to great, great grandma's dish towel than the flour sack you describe.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 07:07 PM (TI3xG)

508 Tiberius:Obama::Sejanus:Jarret Posted by: The Imperial Hat at December 30, 2013 12:02 AM (AymDN) I'd love to see the current situation unravel like the Roman example. Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:06 AM (T1005) Hillary as Livia? Would that make Biden Caligula or Claudius?

Posted by: The Imperial Hat at December 29, 2013 07:07 PM (AymDN)

509 504 You can take the girl out of Canada but not the Canada out of the girl. Posted by: andycanuck at December 30, 2013 12:05 AM (8AHeV) ---- Fuck yes flannel. I had a collection of plaid flannel shirts to rival that of Norm Abrams.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 29, 2013 07:08 PM (N/cFh)

510 Tomorrow I'm not getting dressed or talking to anyone who doesn't live in my iPad. Posted by: Gingy

Not getting dressed and that little front facing camera on the ipad will make or some happy ipad friends.

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 07:08 PM (4JkHl)

511 Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 30, 2013 12:03 AM (jZUdv Not a lib, but I did fall asleep during it. It's a fun movie if they could have shortened the super drama dialog.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 07:08 PM (Q6HBD)

512 I thought this news was some repeat of this morning's news, but sadly, it is not - it is another bombing: @AFP: #BREAKING Ten killed in blast on trolleybus in Russian city of Volgograd

Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 07:10 PM (ZyqBH)

513 Regarding the bad reviews on 47 Ronin; it's because most professional movie critics are libs and libs, apparently, don't get fantasy. If this is based on the Japanese legend, and if I remember the background of the original legend, the problems the Left has with the movies is the fact that the hero stands up to The Bureaucracy That Had Executed Their Leader For a Petty Offense (backtalk, or something similar), and puts many bureaucrat heads on display ... and wins the approval of The People. I think this movie goes significantly counter to the Narrative that the Left desires, particularly in the opening stages of Election 2014 and in light of the Bureaucratic Disaster that is ObamaCare.

Posted by: Arbalest at December 29, 2013 07:11 PM (FlRtG)

514 I actually have not seen 47 Ronin yet but when was the last time a professional critic gave good reviews to a fantasy movie? It's my personal standard that if the pros hated it, it's a must-see for me.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 29, 2013 07:12 PM (jZUdv)

515 I've made an Executive Decision: I will have at least one grilled cheese sammich for breakfast. thatisall

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 07:12 PM (JMmQ9)

516 Arbalest, now I will watch it - maybe make it double feature with Brazil

Posted by: Jean at December 29, 2013 07:13 PM (4JkHl)

517 Ok so on those 20 best movies being removed from Netflix?  Why isn't The Rundown on there?  That is a great action comedy movie.  And why in the fuck is Jarhead on that list?  I'm sorry but that movie is not great.  The only likeable character in the movie was played by the asshole Jamie Foxx, and it definitely came across like you were not supposed to like him.

Posted by: buzzion at December 29, 2013 07:14 PM (LI48c)

518 Generic Factor Episode: OReilly : "There's no evidence of what you just said." Guest : "Yes there is. The intelligence reports have been made public. This is a major story!" OReilly : "That is open to interpretation. If you can provide documentation bring it in sometime." Guest : "It was all over the news all week. I have the transcripts on this piece of paper here." OReilly : "No one knows if any of this is true without research." Guest : "The WH, the NSA, the CIA and the DoD have all verified it. I've been investigating for two years. I have their statements on this piece of paper!" OReilly : "If we can research those claims we will follow up on them later. We have a very good brain room and they haven't said anything about it so I have to question your argument. Right now all we have is your word for it. Now, that's enough of that" Guest : "I..." OReilly : (Angrily) "That's enough of that." Talking Points Next Show: OReilly : "Some people seem to think that I was rude to our guest yesterday. Well, it never happened. The fact is The Factor broke that story and the guest refused to take into account the WH response. I just put an end to partisan whining, not real news. This is the no spin zone and I don't have time for whining because I'm looking out for you. I'm a simple man but even I could see a one sided attack was going on. We are always fair here. Now, The Factor just killed all competition this month and it's because we broke that story among others. Also, "Killing McKinley is now number one on the NYT BSL..." Blah Blah He lives in a self contained bubble world. I really cannot stand him.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 29, 2013 07:15 PM (g7lkO)

519 Curator aka Farmer: West of Genoa. Posted by: sock_rat_eez That's not far. We should have a meet up sometime in the dead of winter that is so f...ing boring in N IL. Just learned Bomber lives just west of us. If we could get some others from Chitown interested it might be we could meet down there or the burbs.

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 29, 2013 07:15 PM (eBupg)

520 I've made an Executive Decision: I will have at least one grilled cheese sammich for breakfast.

thatisall"""

Ad hashtag to thatisall and you have a tweet.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 07:17 PM (TI3xG)

521 502 cthulhu I use a dishcloth to wash dishes. About 7" square. Just knit, nothing too fancy. This is my go-to pattern:
http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html

The hot for flannel is in reference to wanting to see pictures of me not-dressed.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 30, 2013 12:04 AM (N/cFh)



That's actually quite interesting.....and I like the comment "once you give one away and they find out that you can Scrub Glass with one". I've never seen one before. I use http://tinyurl.com/ldf97ul for that phase of dishwashing, and "dish cloths" for wiping dry -- but, then, I was pretty much raised by wolves.



Can't you at least pretend to go along with a sock? I mean, next you'll be saying I'm married to James Carville. Besides, if you did start sending me pics, there'd be a good chance the BH would body-check your ass into a reef.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:18 PM (T1005)

522 That's not far. We should have a meet up sometime in the dead of winter that is so f...ing boring in N IL. Just learned Bomber lives just west of us.

If we could get some others from Chitown interested it might be we could meet down there or the burbs.

Posted by: The Curator aka The Farmer at December 30, 2013 12:15 AM (eBupg)



Count me & the BH in!

Posted by: Steck at December 29, 2013 07:20 PM (RL7U1)

523 >>>The hot for flannel is in reference to wanting to see pictures of me not-dressed.
Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 30, 2013 12:04 AM (N/cFh) <<<


Pfew. I thought you were talking about me.

Posted by: Pajamaboy at December 29, 2013 07:20 PM (2ljO9)

524
Oh come on, this never ends.  The Rose Parade is gonna have a gay wedding on a float in the parade.  2 dudes on a wedding cake.

Now I have to sit there with my finger on the remote because my daughters love to watch that thing.  Maybe I will just convienently forget to tell them when its on and we will skip the whole thing.

Can the rest of us not have one damn thing without seeing that?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 29, 2013 07:20 PM (MaP11)

525 Heh. cthulhu send me your address and I'll send a dishcloth.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 29, 2013 07:20 PM (N/cFh)

526 Ad hashtag to thatisall and you have a tweet. Posted by: The Hickster at December 30, 2013 12:17 AM (TI3xG) Add hashbrowns and a PBR and you have a white trash breakfast.

Posted by: model_1066 at December 29, 2013 07:20 PM (6O+h7)

527 Can the rest of us not have one damn thing without seeing that?

Come see the freak show!

Hey, why'd our ratings drop?

Posted by: Rose Parade promotion staff at December 29, 2013 07:23 PM (JawqV)

528 O'Reilly thinks howitzers are sold at gun shows. That's all I need to know.

Posted by: RWC at December 29, 2013 07:23 PM (Q6HBD)

529 I sometimes make OreIda southern style hash browns for dinner, especially when I’m sick. That’s what I had last night.

Posted by: Carol at December 29, 2013 07:23 PM (z4WKX)

530 486 447 OG RG3, Bombs away...I have to admit to being way happy no Spurrier Fun n Gunner amounted to much NFL wise... Posted by: sven10077 at December 29, 2013 11:53 PM (9jfyN) Come again? I took f'n Lovie Smith to the Super Bowl on my arm!!!

Posted by: Rex Grossman, III, Super Bowl Starting QB at December 29, 2013 07:24 PM (BXLPR)

531 "[O'really] lives in a self contained bubble world. I really cannot stand him."

Self-contained, except when he's offering to give a subordinate female employee a shower rub-down with a "falafel". (Remember that? And the extremely large out of court settlement Fox paid to said subordinate?)

BOR is an egocentric jerk. He'll cozy up to whomever he thinks is in power and/or can advance his career at any given time.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 29, 2013 07:25 PM (gqT4g)

532 Add hashbrowns and a PBR and you have a white trash breakfast. Posted by: model_1066 at December 30, 2013 12:20 AM that sounds like a plan, 'xcept I do my breakfast at the office, so whilst I could probably swing the hashbrowns, the PBR is right out... maybe Wednesday morning...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 07:26 PM (JMmQ9)

533 526 Heh. cthulhu send me your address and I'll send a dishcloth.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 30, 2013 12:20 AM (N/cFh)



Thank you kindly for your lovely offer, but there have to be more deserving souls. You've already given me the gift of knowing something interesting and new, and with that I am quite content.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:26 PM (T1005)

534 525 Oh come on, this never ends. The Rose Parade is gonna have a gay wedding on a float in the parade. 2 dudes on a wedding cake. Now I have to sit there with my finger on the remote because my daughters love to watch that thing. Maybe I will just convienently forget to tell them when its on and we will skip the whole thing. Can the rest of us not have one damn thing without seeing that? Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 30, 2013 12:20 AM (MaP11) I'm tuning it out if they have some guy banging a dog.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at December 29, 2013 07:27 PM (BXLPR)

535 My dog makes the most disgusting noises when she chews up her pig ear...good lord, it sounds like she's puking and trying to eat at the same time.

Posted by: model_1066 at December 29, 2013 07:29 PM (6O+h7)

536 480 I didn't recognize that as a bird nose but yeah thinking back you could be right. Sort of a parakeety honker. They also have an extra set of bird nostrils up by their eyes, which is what finally clued me into all of the facial oddities adding up to a bird. I was thinking eagle, though, rather than parakeet. I also went through the whole movie thinking "that witchy wench sure looks Chinese", so I wasn't surprised when she turned into a dragon. Don't know why I thought that, though; I can't usually narrow Asians down like that.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 29, 2013 07:32 PM (U82Km)

537 Skimpy cosplay outfits on hot Japanese chicks: http://tinyurl.com/ma37xcu Ads at site are NSFW.

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at December 29, 2013 07:32 PM (AymDN)

538 My dog makes the most disgusting noises when she chews up her pig ear...good lord, it sounds like she's puking and trying to eat at the same time. Posted by: model_1066 at December 30, 2013 12:29 AM You've obviously never had dinner with me...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 07:32 PM (JMmQ9)

539 Now I have to sit there with my finger on the remote because my daughters love to watch that thing. Maybe I will just convienently forget to tell them when its on and we will skip the whole thing.

Can the rest of us not have one damn thing without seeing that?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 30, 2013 12:20 AM (MaP11)
###


It may be a good time to make new traditions. The only parades my kids saw were the ones we saw personally not on TV.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 07:32 PM (TI3xG)

540 530 I sometimes make OreIda southern style hash browns for dinner, especially when I’m sick. That’s what I had last night.

Posted by: Carol at December 30, 2013 12:23 AM (z4WKX)



Yeah, speaking of language differences....hash browns are shredded potatoes, fried flat so that they're cooked through in the middle, but the faces are browned. "Cubed potatoes" are when they're peeled, then cut into 3/8" cubes and fried. "Potatoes O'Brien" are cubed potatoes with similarly cubed onions and peppers. And "Country Potatoes" are random chunks of potato with the skin on, cut into chunks no bigger than 1" on a side, with bits of onions and peppers, fried with seasoning....and I keep going places where everything's normal except for ordering potatoes at breakfast.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:33 PM (T1005)

541 Is anyone else planning on having ham and black-eyed peas and cornbread on Wednesday? #Tradition

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 07:34 PM (JMmQ9)

542 Yeah, speaking of language differences....hash browns are shredded potatoes, fried flat so that they're cooked through in the middle, but the faces are browned. "Cubed potatoes" are when they're peeled, then cut into 3/8" cubes and fried. "Potatoes O'Brien" are cubed potatoes with similarly cubed onions and peppers. And "Country Potatoes" are random chunks of potato with the skin on, cut into chunks no bigger than 1" on a side, with bits of onions and peppers, fried with seasoning....and I keep going places where everything's normal except for ordering potatoes at breakfast. Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:33 AM (T1005) I don't care just as long as there is Sriracha on top…

Posted by: The Rooster Hat at December 29, 2013 07:35 PM (AymDN)

543 Is anyone else planning on having ham and black-eyed peas and cornbread on Wednesday? #Tradition Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2013 12:34 AM (JMmQ9) No just booze.

Posted by: The Drinky Hat at December 29, 2013 07:35 PM (AymDN)

544 535 525 I'm tuning it out if they have some guy banging a dog.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at December 30, 2013 12:27 AM (BXLPR)



They do?!?!? Send 'em here next year, it'll be fabulous!!!!

Posted by: Folsom Street Fair at December 29, 2013 07:38 PM (T1005)

545 and I keep going places where everything's normal except for ordering potatoes at breakfast.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:33 AM (T1005)

 

Sounds like someone doesn't hit the Wafflehouse enough.

 

Smothered and Covered!

Posted by: buzzion at December 29, 2013 07:38 PM (LI48c)

546 Ya, Boy! Minus 25°F tonight, minus tirdy by Tuesday night. Gonna need three dogs tonight, you betcha.

Light da Sauna tomorrow and sleep in der. You watch.

Posted by: Gunter Nilsson at December 29, 2013 07:38 PM (nd+6a)

547 Last time I checked, Jeremiah was Old Testament. As in, "Before Christ". That Scripture that Little Miss MENSA never-gonna-be was quoting can't possibly refer to anything having to do with Christmas, since Christ hadn't even been born.... Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX T, I was laughing my ass off on that, posted earlier. Is there a spot where we could comment and deride her for her stupidity? Never heard of the dumb bitch before. Some one said she is on MSLSD, meaning MSNC? I think there should be a campaign to fire the twat simply for supidity. Another T

Posted by: The Farmer at December 29, 2013 07:38 PM (eBupg)

548 350 Ouch - @nbcwashington: BREAKING: The Redskins will fire coach Mike Shanahan when he meets with Dan Snyder Monday morning... Posted by: Thrawn at December 29, 2013 10:54 PM (ZyqBH) Sigh. Has it ever occurred to that shitstain Snyder that it might take a while to get a losing team whipped into shape? That the players might appreciate not changing coaches every 2 years? Next thing you know he'll knuckle under and rename the team the Washington Bravehearts and make the mascot a long-bearded highlander.

Posted by: joncelli at December 29, 2013 07:39 PM (/AYWV)

549 You'd better not look at that hash, Gingy....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:39 PM (T1005)

550 The first breakfast starch on a menu is generally a good clue to what part of this English country you're in.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 07:39 PM (TI3xG)

551 dammit, now I have to stop at Kroger on my way in to get some frozen hash browns... Exit question: can you cook frozen Kroger hash browns on a George Foreman grille? I'll have an update in eight hours or so

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 07:40 PM (JMmQ9)

552 BOR is an egocentric jerk. He'll cozy up to whomever he thinks is in power and/or can advance his career at any given time. Posted by: torquewrench I do remember. Heh. There was a time he gave a damn about entertainment and I could watch his show in the background while working on the laptop but he is now the loudmouth drunk in the bar that has to be 86'd. I also remember in one of his many autocongratulatory monologues how he said when he first started his producer literally told him what political stance to pretend to have and when he went along "The People" ate it up. He actually said that on the air. He is clueless. No spin zone...what a buffoon. Gutfeld once implied that OReilly was a genuine Ron Burgundy and everyone in the building made fun of him, stepped out of his way in the halls, told him how great his last show was, etc. except his regulars who are ordered to never disagree with him by management.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 29, 2013 07:40 PM (3hDIR)

553 547 Ya, Boy! Minus 25°F tonight, minus tirdy by Tuesday night. Gonna need three dogs tonight, you betcha.

Light da Sauna tomorrow and sleep in der. You watch.

Posted by: Gunter Nilsson at December 30, 2013 12:38 AM (nd+6a)



Where the hell is this? Are we getting socked posts from Curiosity?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:41 PM (T1005)

554 AltonJackson, we might be... although we might also/instead keep with family tradition and put the black-eyed peas in my mom's patented false-alarm chili--sacrilege to many, I know, but I can't stand the peas plain or in Hoppin' John.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 29, 2013 07:42 PM (Mt8eo)

555 546 and I keep going places where everything's normal except for ordering potatoes at breakfast.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:33 AM (T1005)


Sounds like someone doesn't hit the Wafflehouse enough.

Smothered and Covered!

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2013 12:38 AM (LI48c)



According to Mapquest, I'm 87 miles from the nearest Waffle House.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:44 PM (T1005)

556 Is anyone else planning on having ham and black-eyed peas and cornbread on Wednesday?

#Tradition


Oh, yes.  Absolutely!  With collard greens.  And chow-chow on the side....mmm, mmm!

Posted by: JeanQ at December 29, 2013 07:44 PM (82lr7)

557 ...but I can't stand the peas plain or in Hoppin' John. Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at December 30, 2013 12:42 AM Plain, agreed. But I love Hoppin' John...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 07:46 PM (JMmQ9)

558 Not getting dressed and that little front facing camera on the ipad will make or some happy ipad friends. Posted by: Jean at December 30, 2013 12:08 AM (4JkHl) And irritated husbands. As always, it's her choice. Also as always, I'm not worried in the slightest. Good marriage is good.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 07:46 PM (N/cFh)

559 Exit question: can you cook frozen Kroger hash browns on a George Foreman grille?###


I use my pizza oven to cook them (on tin foil). It will likely be superior.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 07:46 PM (TI3xG)

560 559 Not getting dressed and that little front facing camera on the ipad will make or some happy ipad friends.

Posted by: Jean at December 30, 2013 12:08 AM (4JkHl)


And irritated husbands. As always, it's her choice. Also as always, I'm not worried in the slightest. Good marriage is good.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 30, 2013 12:46 AM (N/cFh)



Yo! Can you ask Gingy if she grew up with that kind of dishcloths in Canada or learned about 'em when she started doing knitting?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 07:51 PM (T1005)

561 Exit question: can you cook frozen Kroger hash browns on a George Foreman grille?### I use my pizza oven to cook them (on tin foil). It will likely be superior. Posted by: The Hickster at December 30, 2013 12:46 AM You're probably right; although all I have available at the office is the microwave and the George Foreman Grille™

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 07:52 PM (JMmQ9)

562 Near the end of BOR's radio show, a caller criticizing talk radio competitors disparaged "The Leprechaun," momentarily forgetting he wasn't speaking to Michael Savage. It went right over BOR's head.

Posted by: radio flyer at December 29, 2013 07:53 PM (R6JT1)

563 Besides, if you did start sending me pics, there'd be a good chance the BH would body-check your ass into a reef. Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:18 AM (T1005) Cthulhu, you're a good friend. I'm going to temporarily suspend my irritated husband comment and link a picture for you. You've been talking about it all thread, and I suppose you deserve a peek. Behold, Gingy's glory: pic.twitter.com/9pvLnUFVMW

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 07:54 PM (N/cFh)

564 What BH does to you for looking at it is on your head.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 07:55 PM (N/cFh)

565 Cthulhu, you're a good friend. I'm going to temporarily suspend my irritated husband comment and link a picture for you. You've been talking about it all thread, and I suppose you deserve a peek. Behold, Gingy's glory: pic.twitter.com/9pvLnUFVMW Posted by: Weirddave at December 30, 2013 12:54 AM (N/cFh) Sweet. So when do we get the pic of her wearing it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 29, 2013 07:58 PM (JpFMR)

566 According to Mapquest, I'm 87 miles from the nearest Waffle House. Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:44 AM (T1005) So, within driving distance then…

Posted by: The Smothered and Covered Hat at December 29, 2013 08:02 PM (AymDN)

567 Shit me! Bonaire is where to shore dive! I can't believe I'm already losing it at my, ahem, youngish age. And, hash browns in the waffle iron.

Posted by: Justamom at December 29, 2013 08:02 PM (Sptt8)

568
You can cook anything on a George Foreman Grill.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 29, 2013 08:02 PM (MaP11)

569 Yo! Can you ask Gingy if she grew up with that kind of dishcloths in Canada or learned about 'em when she started doing knitting?###


Get off my f ing lawn. a dish cloth is a f ing towel cut to size. It will range from location or ancestry and even wealth (fancy, embroidered, flour sack or knitted). Yes it's cheap and ubiquitous now but50+ years ago making a dish cloth was a necessary skill.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 08:03 PM (TI3xG)

570 It went right over BOR's head. Posted by: radio flyer HeH HeH. torquewrench nailed it. BOR sucks up to anything that advances BOR. I would not be surprised if he turns really really mean when M. Kelly consistently overtakes him in the ratings and Fox marketing spotlight.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 29, 2013 08:03 PM (oUJEk)

571 Amost forgot: Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=4549

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 29, 2013 08:03 PM (AymDN)

572 According to Mapquest, I'm 87 miles from the nearest Waffle House. Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:44 AM (T1005) So, within driving distance then… Posted by: The Smothered and Covered Hat at December 30, 2013 01:02 AM The Waffle House makes a mean grilled cheese sammich....just sayin'

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2013 08:05 PM (JMmQ9)

573 566 Cthulhu, you're a good friend. I'm going to temporarily suspend my irritated husband comment and link a picture for you. You've been talking about it all thread, and I suppose you deserve a peek. Behold, Gingy's glory: pic.twitter.com/9pvLnUFVMW

Posted by: Weirddave at December 30, 2013 12:54 AM (N/cFh)



Sweet. So when do we get the pic of her wearing it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at December 30, 2013 12:58 AM (JpFMR)



And here, I was expecting a crumpled pile of flannel pj's.



I was serious about the question, though. I don't knit, myself, but I'm insatiably curious about the world around me and painfully aware that brushing teeth didn't start when Oral-B was incorporated and that people blew their noses before Kleenex. So I'm very curious to know if this was an active tradition in Gingy's home growing up, or whether she discovered it through knitting. Oh, and that's a very nice example -- I particularly like the zebra stripes, rowr!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 08:05 PM (T1005)

574 O'Really's been washed up for a while.

Posted by: a loofah at December 29, 2013 08:05 PM (2ljO9)

575 Holy crap, weirddave... My mom makes those exact same things! I just got 3 for Christmas. Does Gingy make covered coat hangers, too? I bet I have 500 of those. Everybody gwts a set of 3 on every holiday. And isn't that crocheting instead of knitting?

Posted by: shredded chi, the young curmudgeon at December 29, 2013 08:08 PM (hW6y3)

576 My wife and I had breakfast at a MacDonald's this morning. You can count on the fingers of one hand how many times we have stopped there in 30 years.

After each having a #2 sausage mcmuffin, she says "Damn, no wonder everyone is so fat, this stuff is delicious!"

Posted by: navybrat at December 29, 2013 08:09 PM (AW7Gr)

577 570 Yo! Can you ask Gingy if she grew up with that kind of dishcloths in
Canada or learned about 'em when she started doing knitting?###


Get off my f ing lawn. a dish cloth is a f ing towel cut to size. It will range from location or ancestry and even wealth (fancy, embroidered, flour sack or knitted). Yes it's cheap and ubiquitous now but50+ years ago making a dish cloth was a necessary skill.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 30, 2013 01:03 AM (TI3xG)



That's another interesting cultural context -- 'cause "towel" resolves to "bath towel" which resolves to terrycloth; whereas "shop towel" is something quite different; and "dish towel" is more similar to a "shop towel" than a "bath towel". You're implying that a "dish cloth" is to a "dish towel" as a "washcloth" is to a "bath towel".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 08:09 PM (T1005)

578 569 You can cook anything on a George Foreman Grill. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 30, 2013 01:02 AM (MaP11) I cooked some frozen potstickers on mine once. Worked pretty well. But those thin cut pork chops with a bit of cajun spice are what I usually make with my GF grill. Those things rock.

Posted by: model_1066 at December 29, 2013 08:10 PM (6O+h7)

579 Get off my f ing lawn. a dish cloth is a f ing towel cut to size. It will range from location or ancestry and even wealth (fancy, embroidered, flour sack or knitted). Yes it's cheap and ubiquitous now but50+ years ago making a dish cloth was a necessary skill. Posted by: The Hickster at December 30, 2013 01:03 AM (TI3xG) Lawn? You have a lawn? Decadent asshole, all we had was rocks painted green with chlorophyll from grass. My wife makes those from fibers harvested from bees, 1 at a time. It takes 3 years per dishcloth to get enough. We're talking old skills, old, old skills.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 08:12 PM (N/cFh)

580 576 Holy crap, weirddave...
My mom makes those exact same things! I just got 3 for Christmas. Does Gingy make covered coat hangers, too? I bet I have 500 of those. Everybody gwts a set of 3 on every holiday.
And isn't that crocheting instead of knitting?

Posted by: shredded chi, the young curmudgeon at December 30, 2013 01:08 AM (hW6y3)


There's a thing that looks very similar made from loops that usually ends up as a potholder.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 08:12 PM (T1005)

581 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 29, 2013 10:04 PM (kdS6q) ----- Thank you. Although my library seems to be staffed by misanthropes with a Lucretia Borgia type thrown into the mix. Old lady offered my homemade cookies and I didn't want any and she asked why. Who the heck asks that? She wouldn't take no. Then, said she is "not allowed" to eat any. She didn't even make them, said a neighbor did. To shut her up I brought them to my mom who refused to eat them.

Posted by: Baldy at December 29, 2013 08:13 PM (2bql3)

582 569 You can get cook anything you want at on a Alice's Restaurant George Foreman Grill.

fixt

Posted by: Anachronda at December 29, 2013 08:13 PM (U82Km)

583 ceptin Alice.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 29, 2013 08:14 PM (MaP11)

584 580 Get off my f ing lawn. a dish cloth is a f ing towel cut to size. It will range from location or ancestry and even wealth (fancy, embroidered, flour sack or knitted). Yes it's cheap and ubiquitous now but50+ years ago making a dish cloth was a necessary skill.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 30, 2013 01:03 AM (TI3xG)


Lawn? You have a lawn? Decadent asshole, all we had was rocks painted green with chlorophyll from grass. My wife makes those from fibers harvested from bees, 1 at a time. It takes 3 years per dishcloth to get enough. We're talking old skills, old, old skills.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 30, 2013 01:12 AM (N/cFh)



She's pluckin' the fuzz off of bees for these things?!?!? Leaving the poor bees to buzz off nekkid?!?!? I sure hope she's on hiatus, 'cause poor nekkid bees wouldn't have a chance in this weather.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 08:15 PM (T1005)

585 535 I'm tuning it out if they have some guy banging a dog. Posted by: Toby the Beagle 536 My dog makes the most disgusting noises... Posted by: model_1066 This is what I encounter when I dare peek back in to see how the ONT is going. Going as normal, apparently!

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's Five Gold Rings Day!! at December 29, 2013 08:19 PM (yFFC0)

586 Don't you mean ceptin George?

Posted by: Epobirs at December 29, 2013 08:19 PM (bPxS6)

587 Political Hat- That is a great article you linked, "I Cannot Explain Why it is Wrong to Kill Disabled Babies".

Posted by: Justamom at December 29, 2013 08:20 PM (Sptt8)

588 581 -cthulhu No. I have about a dozen of these exact same dishrags. Maybe even a couple the same color. Don't make me try to post a pic... And really, mom makes covers for hangers, and they're awesome. It looks like a miniature scarf, then she sews it onto a plastic hanger with the yarn. I never use regular hangers anymore. If Gongy is still around (and cares) I'll post a pic - it'll just take a hot minute.

Posted by: shredded chi, the young curmudgeon at December 29, 2013 08:21 PM (hW6y3)

589 That is a great article you linked, "I Cannot Explain Why it is Wrong to Kill Disabled Babies". Posted by: Justamom at December 30, 2013 01:20 AM (Sptt The "wrongful life" lawsuits are disgusting. My sister is handicapped, and I would argue that her life is worth more than any pro-baby-killing "ethicist" out there.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 29, 2013 08:22 PM (AymDN)

590 "'A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have."

Posted by: Douglas Adams at December 29, 2013 08:23 PM (suPT8)

591 Gongy? I hate typing on this damn phone.

Posted by: shredded chi, the young curmudgeon at December 29, 2013 08:23 PM (hW6y3)

592 BRB, watching the "healing" seinen anime "Non Non Biyori"…

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at December 29, 2013 08:23 PM (AymDN)

593 "'A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have." Posted by: Douglas Adams at December 30, 2013 01:23 AM (suPT Enjoying oblivion and nothingness?

Posted by: God at December 29, 2013 08:24 PM (AymDN)

594 I have gone rounds with "ethicists", I mean, "professional rationalizers". I wish one of my kids would be one.

Posted by: Justamom at December 29, 2013 08:24 PM (Sptt8)

595 and I keep going places where everything's normal except for ordering potatoes at breakfast. Posted by: cthulhu LOL, reminds me of our Christmas experience w/ Dad. The 26th Mom is too sick to go, we meet up w/ Dad and his friend & wife. I order my hash browns crispy. Waitress tells me, sure I'll tell em but they won't do it. She's a hoot, calls my old Dad and his 90 yo friend her boyfriends. She knows how to work the tips.

Posted by: The Farmer at December 29, 2013 08:27 PM (eBupg)

596 To shut her up I brought them to my mom who refused to eat them. Posted by: Baldy at December 30, 2013 01:13 AM (2bql3) Reminds me of the time I improved a recipe for oatmeal cookies by adding chopped radishes and shrimp paste. Thought about using a bit of horseradish, but felt it would be overpowering.

Posted by: model_1066 at December 29, 2013 08:28 PM (6O+h7)

597 "'A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have." Posted by: Douglas Adams at December 30, 2013 01:23 AM (suPT Enjoying oblivion and nothingness? Posted by: God "Huh? What the... Uh Oh..."

Posted by: Douglas Adams at December 29, 2013 08:29 PM (9Xq60)

598 It takes 3 years per dishcloth to get enough. We're talking old skills, old, old skills.
Posted by: Weirddave ###


Wow you are a really bad provider to make her work so hard on the basics.

J.K. If I've gleaned enough here you and Gingy are leading a simple life by choice. But I am old enough (just barely) to have received gifts from people that lived through the depression. And to know electricity and plumbing was not as wide spread in rural areas in the 70s as most people think. People think all these luxury's we have now are normal.

and my slow response is due to a keyboard failure and having to type all this with my mouse.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 08:31 PM (TI3xG)

599 I was serious about the question, though. I don't knit, myself, but I'm insatiably curious about the world around me and painfully aware that brushing teeth didn't start when Oral-B was incorporated and that people blew their noses before Kleenex. So I'm very curious to know if this was an active tradition in Gingy's home growing up, or whether she discovered it through knitting. Oh, and that's a very nice example -- I particularly like the zebra stripes, rowr! She just knits, it's what she likes to do. Her mother tried to teach her as a child but it didn't take, she really got into it after we married. (Oh God, I just realized that that means I'm less exciting than knitting). She spins roving into thread too. She sometimes dyes it, but not often. Hell, she even knows how to card raw wool, but that's a PITA and she usually buys wool already cleaned. I've said it as a joke often enough, but you really could send a sheep in our front door and a sweater would come out the back. She's my bargaining chip for when society breaks down completely, knowing how to actually make stuff from raw materials is our ticket into one of the compounds that will arise after society collapses. Sadly, I'm only half kidding.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 08:32 PM (N/cFh)

600 594 "'A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have." Posted by: Douglas Adams at December 30, 2013 01:23 AM (suPT Enjoying oblivion and nothingness? Posted by: God at December 30, 2013 01:24 AM (AymDN) Don't forget to bring a towel! Man, I am so fucking high right now.

Posted by: Towelie at December 29, 2013 08:33 PM (BXLPR)

601 538 Skimpy cosplay outfits on hot Japanese chicks:

http://tinyurl.com/ma37xcu

Ads at site are NSFW.

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at December 30, 2013 12:32 AM (AymDN)



First, the captions establish that one of them is Korean. Second, the white costume is *very* creative in how it suspends a tiny "modesty panel".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 08:34 PM (T1005)

602 Posted by: Towelie at December 30, 2013 01:33 AM (BXLPR) Where is the Towelie-Ban when you need it?

Posted by: model_1066 at December 29, 2013 08:35 PM (6O+h7)

603 First, the captions establish that one of them is Korean. Second, the white costume is *very* creative in how it suspends a tiny "modesty panel". Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 01:34 AM (T1005) Korean… Japanese… Just as long as they are hot, I don't care.

Posted by: The Heterosexual Hat at December 29, 2013 08:36 PM (AymDN)

604 Wow you are a really bad provider to make her work so hard on the basics. You try to harvest fuzz from bees and see how well you do! :p

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2013 08:37 PM (N/cFh)

605 "I order my hash browns crispy. Waitress tells me, sure I'll tell em but they won't do it."

Where I used to go for breakfast, they would do it on request.

If by "crispy" you mean "fried in fifty weight motor oil at 1000 degrees Fahrenheit till black as charcoal and hard as a hockey puck".

I stopped asking for special treatment. Really, it's okay.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 29, 2013 08:37 PM (gqT4g)

606 (Oh God, I just realized that that means I'm less exciting than knitting)###


Or she needs an outlet for the excitement you bring to her life.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 08:39 PM (TI3xG)

607 Goddamn it. Now I have to go make some hash browns. Probably dream about knitting. I am really far too open to suggestion sometimes.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 29, 2013 08:41 PM (GHrAo)

608 Goddamn it. Now I have to go make some hash browns. Probably dream about knitting. I am really far too open to suggestion sometimes. Posted by: Daybrother at December 30, 2013 01:41 AM (GHrAo) Vote against Tea Party candidates…

Posted by: Karl Rove at December 29, 2013 08:42 PM (AymDN)

609 606 "I order my hash browns crispy. Waitress tells me, sure I'll tell em but they won't do it." Where I used to go for breakfast, they would do it on request. If by "crispy" you mean "fried in fifty weight motor oil at 1000 degrees Fahrenheit till black as charcoal and hard as a hockey puck". I stopped asking for special treatment. Really, it's okay. Posted by: torquewrench at December 30, 2013 01:37 AM (gqT4g) I'm happy when they are not swimming in yellow grease and still cold in the middle.

Posted by: model_1066 at December 29, 2013 08:42 PM (6O+h7)

610 My wonderful wife's black eye pea stew on New Year's, a Suthren tradition introduced to this Oklahoma boy almost forty years ago by his Chicago-raised wife. S'posed to bring good luck. Almost forty years and she hasn't killed me yet, so, it works.

Posted by: mindful webworker - six geese a-laying day at December 29, 2013 08:44 PM (izPgb)

611 omigodikilledtheblog imsorryleavingnowgoodnight

Posted by: mindful webworker - six geese a-laying dead in the road at December 29, 2013 08:50 PM (izPgb)

612 Growing up we got beat for bitching about what was served and since we rarely ate anything but moms cooking that made sense. Problem is I still cant bitch at a restaurant.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 08:50 PM (TI3xG)

613 Night all. Here is "Priest 85" by Irritating Rainbow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_HWHedUkCs

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 29, 2013 08:55 PM (AymDN)

614 613 Growing up we got beat for bitching about what was served and since we rarely ate anything but moms cooking that made sense. Problem is I still cant bitch at a restaurant. Posted by: The Hickster at December 30, 2013 01:50 AM (TI3xG) Sometimes I was thankful for growing up with a dog that isn't a picky eater. Good ol' Max even liked mom's slimy, overcooked green beans.

Posted by: model_1066 at December 29, 2013 08:57 PM (6O+h7)

615 608 Goddamn it. Now I have to go make some hash browns. Probably dream about knitting.

Could be worse. You could dream about knitting hash browns.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 29, 2013 09:01 PM (U82Km)

616 Sometimes I was thankful for growing up with a dog that isn't a picky eater. Good ol' Max even liked mom's slimy, overcooked green beans.###


And if I was smart and kept my mouth shut my dog and I were happy too.

Posted by: The Hickster at December 29, 2013 09:02 PM (TI3xG)

617 I remember BOR interviewing TFG during the Super Bowl. The douchenozzle factor approached infinity that day.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 29, 2013 09:05 PM (cHZB7)

618

It's unclear why they're being removed - limited space or studio restrictions - but you won't be able to stream them after Dec. 31st.

I'm sure it's just the money.  The space is trivial.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at December 29, 2013 09:19 PM (DL2i+)

619 600 I was serious about the question, though. I don't knit, myself, but I'm insatiably curious about the world around me and painfully aware that brushing teeth didn't start when Oral-B was incorporated and that people blew their noses before Kleenex. So I'm very curious to know if this was an active tradition in Gingy's home growing up, or whether she discovered it through knitting. Oh, and that's a very nice example -- I particularly like the zebra stripes, rowr!

She just knits, it's what she likes to do. Her mother tried to teach her as a child but it didn't take, she really got into it after we married. (Oh God, I just realized that that means I'm less exciting than knitting). She spins roving into thread too. She sometimes dyes it, but not often. Hell, she even knows how to card raw wool, but that's a PITA and she usually buys wool already cleaned. I've said it as a joke often enough, but you really could send a sheep in our front door and a sweater would come out the back. She's my bargaining chip for when society breaks down completely, knowing how to actually make stuff from raw materials is our ticket into one of the compounds that will arise after society collapses. Sadly, I'm only half kidding.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 30, 2013 01:32 AM (N/cFh)



Relearning the basics is a good thing. I'm trying to get in touch with my inner machinist, lately, myself. And I'm still curious as to whether little dishrags like this were a fixture in Gingy's childhood home (or yours, for that matter -- it's just that I'd never heard of such a thing, and they make total sense for the 1940s kitchen).



But this brings on a total digression. We live in a subdivision where our block is a normal rectangular one, but the next one over is shaped kind-of-like a hand. If you take the sidewalk and do all the fingers, it's about a mile from our house to that block and once around and back. We can extend it a bit by doing the block to our north, which is shaped like a "U", and then looping back by way of our street continuing the other way into a U bend of it's own and changing names halfway. And so we frequently take walks around various permutations of the above....and we were talking about the BH's cousin and Kratos, who have both recently received PhDs in biotech-related subjects.



People have been predicting wonders from biotech for decades now, especially when they realized the overlap between biology and IT, but very damned little has come to pass -- and, so, the moron and the cuz are doin' post-doc sorts of things. And, thinking aloud, I said, "that's because nobody has demonstrated a direct link to cash, yet." Speculating further, I talked about needing an HP "GeneJet" printer, where you put in the sequence of bases and it outputs DNA. The thing is, this is very close to possible today and you just know it's going to happen.....so what does it mean?


Well, we're getting a preview of the first thing that will happen when you look at the 3D-printed guns story. The media and government will wet their pants and try to ban everything. Why? Well, how 'bout someone who pulls down the genetic sequence for smallpox and cultures it? What if that someone is as wack as the guy from Sandy Hill or the Dark Knight shooting in Aurora?


But how 'bout looking at it from the good side? What if you create DNA from a computer, buy suitable ova from the supply store, and making baby animals gets to be just one order of magnitude of effort greater than brewing beer? You print the DNA on your HP GeneJet, you get some compatible ova with DNA removed (and compatible mitochondria) from Amazon, you try some implants (tricky bit of work there) on a dozen or so and stick 'em in the Xerox cell replicator, and when you find one that "takes", it goes into the Breville Executive grow-out tank. Want a thylacine? Dial it up. Passenger pigeons become common in zoos. Extinction becomes entirely hypothetical.



But you won't see that happening in a hyper-regulated state.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 09:20 PM (T1005)

620 "I order my hash browns crispy. Waitress tells me, sure I'll tell em but they won't do it." Where I used to go for breakfast, they would do it on request. If by "crispy" you mean "fried in fifty weight motor oil at 1000 degrees Fahrenheit till black as charcoal and hard as a hockey puck". I stopped asking for special treatment. Really, it's okay. Posted by: torquewrench Torque, no, I just mean not the usual greasy crap we get served here in N. IL. Crisp it up a bit and maybe half or more do so. It's just kind of test as to how far they will go to accommodate the customer, us. Both the wife and I worked in restaurants in our younger years. We tip them very well if they can do their jobs.

Posted by: The Farmer at December 29, 2013 09:21 PM (eBupg)

621 I have an email in my inbox that sez it was sent by John McCain and the subject is: 'Our Conservative Principles'




there does not appear to be a '/sarc' tag on it.

Posted by: jc at December 29, 2013 09:28 PM (PlzOe)

622 After having two splenlicious Christmas feasts and stocking up on 1/2 price pecan pie ... among other things ... I am looking forward to some chicken and rice soup ... for the next month !!!

Posted by: Adriane... at December 29, 2013 09:29 PM (m3Cp/)

623 there does not appear to be a '/sarc' tag on it. an oversight by a young staffer, I'm sure ...

Posted by: Adriane... at December 29, 2013 09:30 PM (m3Cp/)

624 Relearning the basics is a good thing. I'm trying to get in touch with my inner machinist, lately, myself. Since it is still within the Christmas Days ... I might get myself a SNAP circuit kit ... just ... because ...

Posted by: Adriane... at December 29, 2013 09:32 PM (m3Cp/)

625 Bears, you fucking suck massive cock

Posted by: The Dude at December 29, 2013 09:38 PM (vJdyz)

626 I've made an Executive Decision: I will have at least one grilled cheese sammich for breakfast. thatisall Posted by: AltonJackson Just did that. May have to have another in a few hours. Just got back from WI w/ some kickass 7 yr old cheddar. You used to be able to find 20 yo cheddar, I think it's all gone. But any cheeseheads here can shoot me an email in my nick below if you know of some.

Posted by: The Farmer at December 29, 2013 09:51 PM (eBupg)

627 My Executive Decision for tomorrow -- bacon.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2013 10:30 PM (T1005)

628 I took two long naps today and am still awake. From now on I’m going to put on TCM for background noise. I wish I had started to watch Good Bye Mr. Chips at the beginning. I caught the last 45 minutes of it but missed some of it. Good Night, Horde. I haven’t been here all night except to write that I make Ore Ida hash browns for dinner some times. I wish I did tonight. I made scrambled eggs & threw half of them in the trash.

Posted by: Carol at December 29, 2013 10:52 PM (z4WKX)

629 626 Can't be mad at a bear for doing what bears do

Posted by: DAve at December 29, 2013 10:54 PM (b7yum)

630 630 It's INSTINCT

Posted by: DAve at December 29, 2013 10:55 PM (b7yum)

631 "Can't be mad at a bear for doing what bears do"

I thought bears pooped in the woods not football stadiums.

So much to learn.

Posted by: GMB-blogyard bully at December 29, 2013 11:05 PM (nkPV9)

632 Cthulhu, I had planned to make your oven roasted tomatoes Sunday to go with our steaks but I was sleeping when my brother came up this afternoon to ask what time we should eat. Im probably going to give him the steak again tomorrow. I’m still sick. I am pissed off because I was 3 lbs from from my weight goal. I need to add lbs & not lose them.

Posted by: Carol at December 29, 2013 11:28 PM (z4WKX)

633 I have to get my butt to work tomorrow no matter how sick I am. Good Night.

Posted by: Carol at December 29, 2013 11:30 PM (z4WKX)

634 633 Cthulhu,

I had planned to make your oven roasted tomatoes Sunday to go with our steaks but I was sleeping when my brother came up this afternoon to ask what time we should eat.
Im probably going to give him the steak again tomorrow. I’m still sick.

I am pissed off because I was 3 lbs from from my weight goal. I need to add lbs & not lose them.

Posted by: Carol at December 30, 2013 04:28 AM (z4WKX)



The thing about roasting tomatoes is that it can go along with anything -- if you fire up the oven for a turkey or a pie, you may as well roast tomatoes 'cause they're so forgiving. I hope it works for you to try it when he comes up -- once you "get it" you'll sneak it into all sorts of opportunities.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:10 AM (T1005)

635 I can’t believe I made the one of the top ten commenters! Cthulhu, I had planned to make your recipe of oven roasted tomatoes Sunday but i’m still sick. I cut & pasted into a word document to save. My older brother makes the steak & I make the others. He came upstairs to ask me when I wanted to eat but I was asleep for second or third time. I have the Roma tomatoes. I will make this week even if I give him the steak again. It is a slow week at AOS when I made the top ten.

Posted by: Carol at December 30, 2013 12:22 AM (z4WKX)

636 There's a Yoni Netanyahu website -- http://www.yoni.org.il/ . For those of you who aren't familiar with Bibi's older brother, he was a thorough cosmopolitan who studied at Harvard but who was the sole fatality in the Entebbe rescue operation in 1976. His whole biography is inspirational, but his end was worthy of a martyr. It is somewhat mind-blowing that the current prime minister of Israel is the younger brother of such a hero instead of a self-absorbed malignant narcissist raised in some other country and educated as an outsider.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:32 AM (T1005)

637 636 I can’t believe I made the one of the top ten commenters!
Cthulhu, I had planned to make your recipe of oven roasted tomatoes Sunday but i’m still sick.

I cut & pasted into a word document to save. My older brother makes the steak & I make the others. He came upstairs to ask me when I wanted to eat but I was asleep for second or third time.

I have the Roma tomatoes. I will make this week even if I give him the steak again.

It is a slow week at AOS when I made the top ten.

Posted by: Carol at December 30, 2013 05:22 AM (z4WKX)



{{{Carol}}}



Be well, rest well, sleep well....focus on what's really important and get yourself back up to speed.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2013 12:35 AM (T1005)

638 I took too many naps yesterday. I have to go to work. Are we the only ones up? I went up to last extra room and put up new drapes in there. My older brother put rod up Thursday but I stayed at work too late to do anything. If I did not have to deposit & transfer $ for payroll I would work from home today. If I make potatoes I put over on at 425 or 450 depending on size. What temp should I put on for tomatoes? 350 sounds reasonable? Where do you live? is it VA or MD?

Posted by: Carol at December 30, 2013 01:04 AM (z4WKX)

639 Carol, he is in the SF Bay Area.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at December 30, 2013 04:41 AM (N/cFh)

640 You don't worship X-Mas trees? I thought all of those offerings hanging on the tree - and your obeisance to it, was worship. You perform all sorts of rites around it, each and every year. a. The reverent love and devotion accorded a deity, an idol, or a sacred object. b. The ceremonies, prayers, or other religious forms by which this love is expressed. 2. Ardent devotion; adoration. If it isn't worship, then you really don't need the tree, to begin with. Now, if you want to worship a tree, that's your business. But, when you perform rites around it, hang lights and votive offerings from it - and make offerings to it, don't be surprised when other people think that you are worshipping that tree.

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at December 30, 2013 05:57 AM (klGLB)

641 "Leftists are so incredibly ignorant of Christianity that they think that "Christians adopted an old pagan custom for their own use" is some sort of big "gotcha?"" FIFY

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 30, 2013 06:09 AM (XO6WW)

642 "Leftists are so incredibly ignorant <strike>of Christianity that they think that
"Christians adopted an old pagan custom for their own use" is some sort
of big "gotcha?"</strike>" FIFY

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 30, 2013 06:10 AM (XO6WW)

643 Screw it.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 30, 2013 06:11 AM (XO6WW)

644 "You don't worship X-Mas trees? I thought all of those offerings hanging on the tree - and your obeisance to it, was worship. You perform all sorts of rites around it, each and every year."

So you worship birthday presents? Thanksgiving Turkeys? Your favorite football team?

And for our enlightenment, please describe these rites we practice to worship the tree.  I don't recall ever singing "Oh, come, all ye Norwegian Spruces."

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 30, 2013 06:14 AM (XO6WW)

645 622 I have an email in my inbox that sez it was sent by John McCain and the subject is: 'Our Conservative Principles'

Don't worry.  His Muslim B'hood staffer was giggling as he typed it for him.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 30, 2013 06:16 AM (XO6WW)

646 Good evening, all.
I'm in Kansas for a couple of days. Any suggestions for things to do (on a budget) in KC, besides visit a Backyard Burger and maybe drop in to see my old coworkers at the Grass Pad?
Posted by: Mindy's on I-70

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Mindy's, Hope I'm not too late with this, but you really should visit the National WWI Museum in KC, MO.  It's amazing.  We've taken several out-of-town guests there and they all love it, even the non-museum-y types.

http://theworldwar.org/


Posted by: NavyMom at December 30, 2013 10:12 AM (Y4c10)

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