February 27, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (2-27-2014)
— Maetenloch

Well like Ace I'm just going to rely on my cumulative word average tonight.

25 Signs You're Grown Up

I've always said that if you have more than 3 keys on your keychain, own your own vacuum cleaner, and know all your tax rates, you're deeper down the gullet of the Snake of Aging than you might think. But here are 25 more indicators.

Life At 93

I've endured a few knocks but missed worse. I know how lucky I am, and secretly tap wood, greet the day, and grab a sneaky pleasure from my survival at long odds. The pains and insults are bearable. My conversation may be full of holes and pauses, but I've learned to dispatch a private Apache scout ahead into the next sentence, the one coming up, to see if there are any vacant names or verbs in the landscape up there. If he sends back a warning, I'll pause meaningfully, duh, until something else comes to mind.

..."Most of the people my age is dead. You could look it up" was the way Casey Stengel put it. He was seventy-five at the time, and contemporary social scientists might prefer Casey's line delivered at eighty-five now, for accuracy, but the point remains. We geezers carry about a bulging directory of dead husbands or wives, children, parents, lovers, brothers and sisters, dentists and shrinks, office sidekicks, summer neighbors, classmates, and bosses, all once entirely familiar to us and seen as part of the safe landscape of the day. It's no wonder we're a bit bent.

How To Avoid The Big Screw-Ups In Life: Advice To A 20-Year Old From People Twice His Age

  • If you can make a reasonable living doing what you love, DO WHAT YOU LOVE.. You may not get rich, but you'll get to do what you love. Don't quit your day job until doing what you love pays the bills, but don't incur big debt getting a law degree or an MBA if you really want to be an artist.
  • It's amazing how easy life is when you're honest with yourself and others. This doesn't mean you should be rude and inconsiderate, but it's better to be upfront when you have to rather than concealing things and letting them grow.
  • Set up a safety fund. Yes, I know the savings account interest rates suck right now, but having 3-6 months of expenses in readily accessible cash can save you a lot of hassle. It also allows you to loan money to friends when needed (do this judiciously).
  • The biggest disappointments in life are the result of misplaced expectation. Tempering unrealistic expectations of how great something will be can greatly reduce frustration.
  • Understand that at 22 you are at your most energetic and most creative, but your labor is valued very little. All the more reason to 1) stand up for yourself and look for the highest bidder and 2) get that degree.

And more at the link.

Everyone's Favorite RadFeminist Discovers a New Crime by Men

Husbands robbing their wives.

That's because the central cause of women's impoverishment isn't impersonal and institutional, but comes from men individually stealing from women in their individual homes. The owner, husband, master, stealing from the woman's own pocket. I only realised how literal it was quite recently. This is the primary pattern of women's crippling poverty. It became clear to me after hearing story after story of women being ransacked to the bone by their own husbands or boyfriends, it was typical of every abuse story I've heard of - these men systematically stealing their salary, signing credits, debts or mortgages in the woman's name, binding women in suicidal financial situations or reckless business plans, stealing women's property, flats or houses by signing it in their (the man's) name, taking siege of the woman's flat or house and refusing to move out, spending women's income on drugs, cars, expensive restaurants, gambling, prostitution or whatever their pet fetish is, controlling access to their bank account, or systematically sabotaging their access to work, income or property in any form, by moving her far away from her work, wrecking her chances to find employment in any way possible, sabotaging her relationship with her employer, or finding ways to cut her benefits for childcare, preventing her from using the money she has for herself, etc, etc. The list is endless.

Unfortunately for me Mrs. Maetenloch works for the DoD and isn't a member of a public sector union so there ain't a whole lot to steal there except for maybe a slightly-above-average health plan which I get anyway. So I'm either the world's worst member of the patriarchy or I'm not in this marriage for all the lucrative spoils and plunder. But wait - I did use her shampoo and a muffler one time without express permission so yeah I guess my P-card is still valid. Whew.

Meanwhile Russell Brand Is the Patriarchy or Something, Says Katy Perry

Because he wanted to have kids. And steal all her XX Purity of E$$ence.

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How Republicans Killed Open Carry in South Carolina

A bill that would allow South Carolinians to carry guns openly or concealed without first receiving the State's sanction through a permit was killed by Republicans. It failed to advance out of the State's Judiciary Committee - despite a large Republican majority - under strong opposition from Republican Senator Larry Martin.

The bill is called Constitutional Carry. Backers say its premise is based on the fact that the 2nd Amendment is the only permit needed to carry a weapon.

So much inexplicable political weirdness seems to come out of South Carolina that I've basically put it into the 'Florida' category - which means it's for entertainment only and not to be taken seriously. My theory on this is that 1) it has a very conservative and very insular political culture filled with intrigue and more-rightwing-than-thou posturing and 2) there's some kind of naturally-occurring mineral compound in the soil that brings out the crazee there. Is South Carolina nuts? provides some evidence that option 2) may be on to something.

Why English is Still the Lingua Franca

The fashion began in places with small populations but global ambitions such as Singapore (which retained English as its lingua franca when it left the British empire in 1963), the Nordic countries and Switzerland. Goran Lindahl, a former boss of ABB, a Swiss-Swedish engineering giant, once described its official language as "poor English". The practice spread to the big European countries: numerous German and French multinationals now use English in board meetings and official documents.

...The Académie française may be prickly about the advance of English. But there is no real alternative as a global business language. The most plausible contender, Mandarin Chinese, is one of the world's most difficult to master, and least computer-friendly. It is not even universal in China: more than 400m people there do not speak it.

...English can provide a neutral language in a merger: when Germany's Hoechst and France's Rhône-Poulenc combined in 1999 to create Aventis, they decided it would be run in English, in part to avoid choosing between their respective languages.

Well other than our fucked up spelling English is one of the easier languages to learn. And don't underestimate the fact that it provides a 'neutral' tongue. English lets Japanese and Koreans as well as say Polish and Germans discuss issues without feeling that the language of the discussion itself is a sign of cultural domination/subordination.

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10 Highly Disturbing Sitcom Episodes of the 70s and 80s

All the way through the 90s whenever you heard the phrase 'a very special episode of' in front of a sitcom title, you knew it was going be a) very unfunny b) very lecture-y, and quite often c) wildly inappropriate.

Ask any American who grew up in the eighties what sitcom episode caused the most mental trauma, and you will always wind up on the insidious Bicycle Man episodes.  Sure, there were other sitcoms that dealt with molestation, but never this graphic, this painful to behold.

Gordon Jump plays Mr. Horton, a bicycle repairman who lures the two kids, Arnold and Dudley to his pedophile lair.  What transpires next should never have been included in a situation comedy - I don't care how altruistic the writer's intentions were.  Viewers expecting to see comedy got sodomy instead.  Mr. Horton proceeds to drug the kids, bathe them, show them pornography.. and, yes, the episode actually had a laugh track!

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Minnesota Nursing Home Defends Rapist, Calls 89-Year-Old Victim "A Flirt"

A pretty horrible story made worse by the actions of the nursing home.

An 89-year-old woman is suing a Minnesota nursing home for punitive damages because she was forced to spend 72 hours in a mental health unit after she reported that she was raped by 30-year-old Andrew Scott Merzwski.

...Meanwhile, court testimony shows that the nursing home's clinical services director, Marilyn Moore, repeatedly tried to defend Merzwski, even after he had confessed, saying that the victim was a "flirt," implying that she asked for it. "Did she tell you that this was consensual?" Moore asked Flesvig. "Did she tell you that she flirts with this boy mercilessly?" Moore also told a sexual assault advocate that the victim was a "flirt" who was "making it up." Flesvig told the court she was baffled. "I was just shocked that somebody was so blatantly putting the blame on this woman," Flesvig she said.

Yahoo group. That is all.

The group thingy. And the middle class.

And my Twitter spew.

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1 Howdy!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 05:46 PM (T1005)

2 Yo

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 27, 2014 05:46 PM (HVff2)

3 1?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 05:47 PM (ojnk6)

4 WTF?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 05:47 PM (T1005)

5 Sigh.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 05:47 PM (ojnk6)

6 Oh shit, I'm grown up. Damn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 27, 2014 05:48 PM (HVff2)

7 1. No aloha?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 27, 2014 05:49 PM (HPNED)

8 dammit

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 05:49 PM (8lmkt)

9 Good evening, all. Cth, how yahoo doin'? #1, huh?

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 05:50 PM (YuR0h)

10 I am not a grown-up.  But I knew that and I remain grateful.  So, eh, who's got the weed? 

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 05:51 PM (8lmkt)

11 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 27, 2014 05:51 PM (JMmQ9)

12 I'm not looking at that list. At this late date, I don't want to know.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 05:51 PM (4Mv1T)

13 Speaking of 80's shows. I was recalling just last night a cartoon show called "Wait till your father gets home". Particularly laughing at the absurdity of the 50 year old guy that called certain people a commie. And now, being close to 50 I'm that guy.

Posted by: UWP at February 27, 2014 05:51 PM (KAmBO)

14 Wow, I can read the text here minus my reading glasses. Cool.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 05:52 PM (ojnk6)

15 because "first you will blow me" is universally understood

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 27, 2014 05:52 PM (Q6pxP)

16 yeah the R party in SC is proving to be quite dysfunctional

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 05:52 PM (tyz5J)

17 I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2014 05:52 PM (UAMVq)

18 10. So, eh, who's got the weed? Yes, who has the weed?

Posted by: NSA with the DEA on speed dial at February 27, 2014 05:52 PM (HPNED)

19 There is no PoE about Katy Perry because of  ...  wait for it ...  Russel Brand.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 05:52 PM (Nmx3n)

20 I remember the press conference when the UNSCOM guy, Blix a Norwegian? said (in Paris, IIRC): "I speak fluent French, so I can take your questions in French - but I will answer in English to be precise."

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 05:52 PM (4JkHl)

21 Hi, Peaches! No weed, but I have bourbon & shrimp. Just made cocktail sauce, too.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 05:53 PM (YuR0h)

22 Watching Gravity. SPOILER ALERT! Goodbye George!

Posted by: Adam at February 27, 2014 05:53 PM (Aif/5)

23 16 That argument is going on one floor down. Thanks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 05:53 PM (ojnk6)

24 A friend of ours was over tonight and she shared a story that I just had to pass on. It seems that her husband has a member of his family who is quite frail physically. He’s on oxygen and has a machine monitoring his physical status, if his oxygen levels get too low paramedics are dispatched to his assistance. As you might imagine, this limits his physical mobility, although his mind is still sharp. Well, a few months ago, one of these charity groups presented him with a trained helper monkey. The monkey was supposed to compensate for his low mobility, to function as a pair of arms so to speak. It could get water and food and had a good understanding of what he wanted fetched. The monkey was a great success for a few months, until one day his oxygen levels crashed and the paramedics responded. A few days later they crashed again. Then the next day, again. This was puzzling as he didn’t seem to be in worse shape and had never had repeated incidents like this before. Nobody could figure out what was going on. Then they got it. It seems that when the paramedics responded, they brought treats for the monkey. Being a bright sort, the monkey put two and two together and figured out that if he turned THIS knob HERE down a little when the man was asleep, people would show up and give him treats. This highly trained monkey had figured out how to make the machinery feed him! I laughed like a loon when I heard the story, although I feel sorry for the man who apparently does miss his monkey (but just the “helping me fetch things” part, not the “almost killing me in my sleep” part).

Posted by: Weirddave at February 27, 2014 05:53 PM (N/cFh)

25 Long ass day. Evening, all.

Posted by: NCKate at February 27, 2014 05:53 PM (4KFgL)

26 Yes, who has the weed?

Posted by: NSA with the DEA on speed dial at February 27, 2014 10:52 PM (HPNED)


oop, me, I do.  and go fuck yaself, Fat Trudy of the NSA.  I will do as I please and I have a second amendment device to repel wrongful intrusions.  so, hey, can you pick me up a pizza on your way over?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 05:54 PM (8lmkt)

27 9 Good evening, all.
Cth, how yahoo doin'? #1, huh? Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 10:50 PM (YuR0h) Hide posts from (YuR0h)


Just happened to sit down after putting chicken in the oven.


As to how I'm doin' -- did a morning walk to make up for missing yesterday (rain) and an afternoon walk for today.....and I've got a date tonight with some saucy little flirt named "Advil".

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 05:54 PM (T1005)

28 So I guess Arizona can still host the fabulous bowl, but we're keeping our eyes on you.

Posted by: NFLGBT at February 27, 2014 05:54 PM (79AXR)

29 Uh yeah. If those are required of one to be a grown up, I'll skip it. I love breakfast at any time of day or night. I know when Taco Bell closes because, well, I can read the signs on the drive-thru. I occasionally fall asleep on the couch and it doesn't hurt my back.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 27, 2014 05:54 PM (DmNpO)

30

Husbands robbing their wives

 

Yeah here's a stuck up bitch that hasn't been aware of a bit that every single married comedian has had for probably about the last half a century.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 05:54 PM (LI48c)

31 ha! I've got Wait Till.Your Father Gets Home on dvd! The father is voiced by Mr Cunningham. Great cartoon. And yeah the neighbor is totes Vic!

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 05:55 PM (tyz5J)

32 329 Am I the only one here who thinks that there's a decent possibility Nip has a point, but has completely poisoned the well?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 27, 2014 10:44 PM (AaZLR)


Sure. Go ahead and pithily restate my tl;dr. It's fine. No. Really, it is.

*sniffle*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 10:47 PM (Gk3SS)


Consider my slightly more succinct formulation a tribute, like when Hendrix did "All Along the Watchtower".  You made a very good point, a point which I thought was important enough to make again in my own words.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 27, 2014 05:55 PM (AaZLR)

33 Peaches, how did you like the opening of Survivor Beauty vs. Brawn vs (No) Brains.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 05:55 PM (LI48c)

34 Evening morons. Started work on repairing my kitchen sink, now to wait for adhesive to set before caulking it

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at February 27, 2014 05:56 PM (R+XDI)

35 Young Wesley goes to camp. True to form, the “comedy” writers were only too anxious to have the lad inappropriately touched by one of his counsellors. Wesley does the right thing and fingers his molester (bad choice of words, I know), and a happy ending is had by all…. Except the viewing audience who are forever traumatized. I have a feeling the author was a little conflicted over this episode. parens excepted, "Wesley does the right thing and fingers his molester and a happy ending is had by all" yeesh.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 05:56 PM (rDidD)

36 Wow Ragnar you better sleep with one eye open, yikes.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 27, 2014 05:56 PM (WdbF7)

37 I laughed like a loon when I heard the story, although I feel sorry for the man who apparently does miss his monkey (but just the “helping me fetch things” part, not the “almost killing me in my sleep” part). Monkey Shines.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2014 05:56 PM (UAMVq)

38 I felt like an grown-up recently while looking at new cars.  I realized I was checking the backseat for kids' legroom before looking at the driver's seat and dash.

Posted by: Dang at February 27, 2014 05:57 PM (MNq6o)

39 bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 27, 2014 05:57 PM (V4CBV)

40 Must not spoil Vikings.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 05:57 PM (6bMeY)

41 I hate fucking shiny monkeys.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 05:57 PM (tyz5J)

42 Let's just give Cali to Mexico then. (from Twitchy) Court rules that American flag shirts can be banned to prevent a ‘potentially violent disturbance’ http://tinyurl.com/kw5eupe

Posted by: Thrawn at February 27, 2014 05:57 PM (WlWt+)

43 I suppose the only thing more disturbing about the fictional drummond family is what the actors and actresses endured in reality.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 05:57 PM (rDidD)

44 Peaches, what do you want on that pizza?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 27, 2014 05:58 PM (HVff2)

45 Buzz!!!!!  I loved it!  Not at all what I or, I imagine, anyone expected, but damn, it was like water on a desert flower for me.  Those "brains" are a buncha fuckin' morons.  'Specially that gay dude, I wanted to donkey punch him.  Not as bad as I wanna donkey punch that Juan Pablo shitbird, but very very close. 

So, what did you think?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 05:58 PM (8lmkt)

46 Buzz codes on that F-80 Shooting Star are correct.  FT.

There is even a decal sheet with FT-375 in 1/32d scale
http://tinyurl.com/ll9bgvv

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 05:58 PM (Nmx3n)

47 26. Whoa That's a drone strike and an audit

Posted by: NSA with the CIA and IRS on speed dial also at February 27, 2014 05:58 PM (HPNED)

48 I blame the SC kerfuffle on Vic.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 05:59 PM (QFxY5)

49 Heh, great story Weirddave.

Posted by: Lauren at February 27, 2014 05:59 PM (hFL/3)

50 Posted by: Weirddave at February 27, 2014 10:53 PM (N/cFh) Hide posts from (N/cFh)


The BH liked that story. Comment: "a dog might be better."

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 05:59 PM (T1005)

51

Then they got it. It seems that when the paramedics responded, they brought treats for the monkey. Being a bright sort, the monkey put two and two together and figured out that if he turned THIS knob HERE down a little when the man was asleep, people would show up and give him treats. This highly trained monkey had figured out how to make the machinery feed him!

 

I would think that "don't give treats to the assistance animal for no reason" would be something that is quite important

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 05:59 PM (LI48c)

52 Heh. Heh. Cocking it.

Posted by: beavis at February 27, 2014 05:59 PM (2ftsL)

53 Whatch you talkin bout Willis? Kiss my grits. The 80's and the damned catch phrases.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 05:59 PM (6bMeY)

54 South Carolina. Too small for a republic, too big for an asylum.

Posted by: real joe at February 27, 2014 05:59 PM (xXhgd)

55 Gordon Jump is, and always will be, "Mr.Carlson" of WKRP in Cincinnati fame.

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 27, 2014 05:59 PM (JMmQ9)

56 I would tell most 20-somethings to skip the degree, unless (a) it's in a field like engineering, and (b) you can get your education with a minimal amount of debt. Spending four years to get a history degree will just land you in law school (ask me how I know).

Posted by: PabloD at February 27, 2014 06:00 PM (pkuXN)

57 Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 10:54 PM (8lmkt)

Say hi to Fluffy.

I'm so glad she's a woman now.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:00 PM (QFxY5)

58 English became widespread because of the British Empire I'm guessin'.

Posted by: Lingua Franca ain't English at February 27, 2014 06:01 PM (/cUUk)

59 There's a reason monkeys are NOT called man's best friend!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 27, 2014 06:01 PM (o3MSL)

60 Can and will anybody translate the Russian photo's text?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 06:01 PM (2ftsL)

61 53. The 80's and the damned catch phrases. Didnt ALF say 'I want to eat your pussy'?

Posted by: NSA with the CIA and IRS on speed dial also at February 27, 2014 06:01 PM (HPNED)

62 #53 Where's the beef?

Posted by: Lingua Franca ain't English at February 27, 2014 06:01 PM (/cUUk)

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

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 06:02 PM (0FSuD)

64 61. Oops Alphabet sock off

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 27, 2014 06:02 PM (HPNED)

65 I'm so glad she's a woman now.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 11:00 PM (QFxY5)


she's not a woman, she's a .357 

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:02 PM (8lmkt)

66 #53 "Did I do that?"

Posted by: Steve Urkel at February 27, 2014 06:03 PM (AaZLR)

67 I pretty much hit the entire "grown up" list by 21.

Judging by some of my peers, I didn't miss anything.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 27, 2014 06:03 PM (lr3d7)

68 Why, it's almost as if monkeys, much like humans, are willing to marginally and then more than marginally harm others to get what they want.......almost like this is a conditioned response, right? ?......Nahhhh, that's must just be crazy talk.......

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 06:03 PM (ojnk6)

69 Minerva is a great name for a gun.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:04 PM (tyz5J)

70 God as my witness, I thought those boys were 18

Posted by: Mr Horton at February 27, 2014 06:04 PM (aTXUx)

71 #53 "I didn't do it"

Posted by: Bart Simpson at February 27, 2014 06:04 PM (AaZLR)

72 61 53. "The 80's and the damned catch phrases. Didnt ALF say 'I want to eat your pussy'? Posted by: NSA with the CIA and IRS on speed dial also" I think that was the cartoon skunk, Pepe LaPeu.

Posted by: Lingua Franca ain't English at February 27, 2014 06:04 PM (/cUUk)

73 With the sound off I scrolled through the cable channels tonight and found Hannity and guests were discussing a new Katy Perry video. I left the sound off. Katy wasn't the only gal on the show with a spectacular rack.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2014 06:04 PM (AO9UG)

74 Yippee ki yay motherfucker.

Posted by: 80's Phrases (I think) at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (Aif/5)

75 45 Buzz!!!!! I loved it! Not at all what I or, I imagine, anyone expected, but damn, it was like water on a desert flower for me. Those "brains" are a buncha fuckin' morons. 'Specially that gay dude, I wanted to donkey punch him. Not as bad as I wanna donkey punch that Juan Pablo shitbird, but very very close.

So, what did you think?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 10:58 PM (8lmkt)

 

Which gay dude and who's Juan Pablo?  The brains are fucking idiots.  And there needs to be more focus on the ex cheerleader and ex pageant girl IMHO.  The cheerleader doesn't really seem that bright. 

 

But good God the brains, where to begin with that clusterfuck of nutjobs.  Look you can get away with not doing "strategizing" when you're in an all-star group because you know what's happening and you are strategizing, but as newcomers?  Have you ever watched the game be played?  And then how big of a stupid asshole do you have to be that you get voted off before the psycho bitch that dumped out all your rice and basically killed your tribes chances?  And then to be clueless that your actions could hurt you and not bring your immunity idol?  Wow.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (LI48c)

76 Minerva is a great name for a gun.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 11:04 PM (tyz5J)


Oh, hells yeah, why didn't we think of that??

Posted by: Guys at the range, laughing their asses off at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (8lmkt)

77 69. I named the new .45 'crazy uncle' due to my two teenaged nieces

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (HPNED)

78 Was Cool Hand Luke set in SC?

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (tyz5J)

79 "English became widespread because of the British Empire I'm guessin'."

Its also borg like.  Sucks in local words without gender specific articles and endings, no tonal crap, or measure words. A simple alphabet, no 70 char words, and for years BBC short wave was the shit.

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (4JkHl)

80 she's not a woman, she's a .357

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 11:02 PM (8lmkt)[i/]

Mutually exclusive? I think not.

And I was speaking of her maidenhead.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (QFxY5)

81 #53 [Gorilla Noises] "More Power!"

Posted by: Tim Allen at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (AaZLR)

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:05 PM (QFxY5)

83 English became widespread because of the British Empire I'm guessin'.

Posted by: Lingua Franca ain't English


The Battle of Trafalgar started it.  The British had undisputed superiority of the oceans after that.

Posted by: Dang at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (MNq6o)

84

36 Wow Ragnar you better sleep with one eye open, yikes.

 

Heh.

I know...poor Ragnar can't seem to get a break.

 

 

40 Must not spoil Vikings.

 

What...we have to wait till the last person on earth has seen it on Hulu, to talk about it?

 

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (QsHQT)

85 This is going to seem a little weird, but I feel a slight modicum of respect for Russell Brand now. Not enough by far to change my opinion of him as a slovenly, stupid, Marxist d-bag, but maybe there's some slight hope for him in the future, if he's willing to settle down. As for Katy Perry, she'd do well to remember that her looks and her minimal charm are fading quickly. She'd better plan for what she's going to do when her one trick act consisting of sagging flesh sheaths of fat coupled to a mammary gland don't draw the attention that they do now.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (WlWt+)

86 yeah the R party in SC is proving to be quite dysfunctional Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 10:52 PM (tyz5J) They always have been. Legislators never get along with any governor, everyone of them thinks they should be governor. The carry bill is not as simple as it appears, but I am too tired of explaining stock fraud. night all.

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

87 There's just one thing that sort of bugs me a little about the show Justified, and that's the fact that the character Nguyen Da Fei doesn't look remotely Vietnamese. He's a blond caucasian, played by the guy who played Kirk on Judd Hirsch's short-lived early 90s sitcom Dear John.

What's up with that?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (/96QU)

88 named the new .45 'crazy uncle' due to my two teenaged nieces

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 27, 2014 11:05 PM (HPNED)


Crazy uncle is a name folks can respect.  Minerva??  I don't really want to laugh or mock, but srsly????

Posted by: Guys at the range, laughing their asses off at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (8lmkt)

89 I have to say, though, that the smartest, best-written sitcom appeared in the 80's. Cheers.

Posted by: Where everybody knows your name at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (/cUUk)

90 you won't be laughing when Minerva puts 8 in the center circle

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (tyz5J)

91 Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 11:05 PM (tyz5J)

Nope.

Florida.

It was BCochran's backyard.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (QFxY5)

92 What is not to love about the place?

Freshman year in Charleston kinda sucked

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (4JkHl)

93 For what it's worth, one of my best friends had a guy destroy her financially. Obviously women can and do do this to men too. She moved here expecting to share expenses and ended up with all of his debt. Men and women should both be very careful about getting involved with someone who thinks they should spend your money... and I say this as a stay-at-home spouse for 20 years. The old joke about the wife cleaning out the bank account "But don't you like my new dress?" just isn't funny. Pick someone who is clearly responsible with their own money, even if they don't have a lot of it they're still going to be responsible when you're sharing expenses. Someone who isn't responsible is going to bleed you dry.

Posted by: Synova at February 27, 2014 06:06 PM (7/PU+)

94 78 Was Cool Hand Luke set in SC? Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 11:05 PM (tyz5J) No.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 06:07 PM (0FSuD)

95 I pretty much hit the entire "grown up" list by 21. Judging by some of my peers, I didn't miss anything. Posted by: Colorado no offense, nothing personal but I am calling bs, you pretty much hit the entire list by 21.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:07 PM (rDidD)

96 I really like Myrtle Beach. I should figure out a way to live there.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 06:07 PM (6bMeY)

97 54 South Carolina. Too small for a republic, too big for an asylum. WINNER!

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 06:08 PM (0FSuD)

98 Russell Brand ? What's his shtick? floor wax or dessert topping?

Posted by: Regular Guy at February 27, 2014 06:08 PM (N3Al8)

99 The Battle of Trafalgar started it. The British had undisputed superiority of the oceans after that.

Posted by: Dang at February 27, 2014 11:06 PM (MNq6o)

You are very welcome.

Posted by: Queen Elizabeth I at February 27, 2014 06:08 PM (QFxY5)

100 93. Shiiiiiiittttttt I picked someone who tells me they'll never find my body

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 27, 2014 06:08 PM (HPNED)

101 FL? hm, I always thought it was GA or SC

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:09 PM (tyz5J)

102 I remember the Mr. Belvedere creepy counselor and best friend has aids episodes.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 06:09 PM (LI48c)

103 okay, buzz, so, yeah.  the "brains" guy with that fuckin' do-rag down to his eyelashes every time  (a "professional poker player"), i just want to beat him to death.  however, to keep that c*nt who dumped all the rice in the fire?  holy crap!  they are not "geniuses," they are dumber than my cats (which, much as I love them, is saying quite a lot). 

Juan Pablo is "The Bachelor" and I hope he gets herpes, in his eyes and mouth and, well, everywhere.  He's sooooo cringeworthy.

Posted by: Guys at the range, laughing their asses off at February 27, 2014 06:09 PM (8lmkt)

104 And I helped!

Posted by: Samuel Pepys at February 27, 2014 06:09 PM (QFxY5)

105 cheers sucked balls, it was good at the time but in the hall of sitcoms it is not in the top ten percent overall. Seinfeld is probably the best ever sitcom.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:09 PM (rDidD)

106 @96 Boss, shit is pretty cheap down there now, but it's going up. Mom lived in Murrells Inlet, down the road a bit

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 27, 2014 06:09 PM (0FSuD)

107 sorry, sock what has outlived its usefulness

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:09 PM (8lmkt)

108 Pretty nice F-80C in FACh markings.
http://www.arcair.com/Gal6/5001-5100/gal5052_F-80_Renteria/00.shtm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:10 PM (Nmx3n)

109
Re: advice to a 20 yr old. I have a list of things that I wish someone had told me when I was 17.

You will never be more free than you are right now.

Thou art mortal.

Life sucks. Get used to it.

Your friends are tour guides on the road to misery and ruin.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 27, 2014 06:10 PM (aYjRw)

110

English is the also the International Language of Aviation.

 

Air traffic controllers and pilots around the world, are required to know enough English to communicate with each other in English.

 

This could change though...if we continue to treat our Aviation Industry like it is a fat golden goose that should be plucked mercilessly.

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:10 PM (QsHQT)

111 Seinfeld is probably the best ever sitcom.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 11:09 PM (rDidD)

You are dead to me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:11 PM (QFxY5)

112 Seinfeld is probably the best ever sitcom. Posted by: yankeefifth

Still is the best on tv.  Malcolm in the Middle is also pretty great.  It's on Netflix.  Pretty twisted/funny stuff.

Posted by: Dang at February 27, 2014 06:11 PM (MNq6o)

113 Seinfeld is probably the best ever sitcom. Posted by: yankeefifth
----------------------------------------------------

It was, hands down.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 06:11 PM (4Mv1T)

114 The best sitcom ever is The Odd Couple.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2014 06:12 PM (AO9UG)

115 Juan Pablo is "The Bachelor" and I hope he gets herpes, in his eyes and mouth and, well, everywhere. He's sooooo cringeworthy.

Posted by: Guys at the range, laughing their asses off at February 27, 2014 11:09 PM (8lmkt)

 

I'm guessing that he is on the Beauty tribe then

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 06:12 PM (LI48c)

116 Minerva is a great name for a gun. Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 11:04 PM I totes agree. Just hear the range talk..."it's a Minerva in .45 ACP" or "it's a .357 Minerva"

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 27, 2014 06:12 PM (JMmQ9)

117 A hole in one.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 06:12 PM (6bMeY)

118 Italics are everywhere.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 06:12 PM (6bMeY)

119 Cosby Show was pretty good until the kids got older and they had to replace Rudy as the little cute one with Raven or whatever her name was. btw, I think Raven is now a homosexual

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:12 PM (tyz5J)

120 Uh oh..l.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 06:12 PM (ojnk6)

121 98 Russell Brand ? What's his shtick? floor wax or dessert topping? Posted by: Regular Guy at February 27, 2014 11:08 PM (N3Al He's an "actor". He's also worth about 15 million dollars. If he wishes to go full Marxist, how about he redistribute all his stuff to the "noble proletariat" first before asking anybody else?

Posted by: Thrawn at February 27, 2014 06:13 PM (WlWt+)

122 NORM!!!

Posted by: catchprhase of everyone in the bar at February 27, 2014 06:13 PM (UIxS+)

123 who made us all italicized . . . it's only Thursday and I was not ready for that.  ??

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:13 PM (8lmkt)

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 06:13 PM (ojnk6)

125 You are dead to me. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo yeah, yeah, my point is in terms of staying power and its appeal to viewers, because it is essentially about nothing, as they mention, it never goes out of style. It nearly disappeared from the air waves for a few years and now it is showing on three different stations several times a day in nyc. it is reasonably close to being timeless.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:13 PM (rDidD)

126 Alton Jackson to the barrel

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 06:13 PM (LI48c)

127 Test?

Posted by: Adam at February 27, 2014 06:14 PM (Aif/5)

128 Alton I think.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 06:14 PM (6bMeY)

129 Seinfeld? Pfft. Screw that. 'Cheers.'

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:14 PM (MtC8f)

130 Damn I tried to close that tag three times and pixy wouldn't let me.

Posted by: Adam at February 27, 2014 06:14 PM (Aif/5)

131 I love turtles

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 06:14 PM (N3Al8)

132 The "brains" are the worst Survivor players I've ever seen. A lawyer who is honest to a fault? Who writes this stuff?

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 06:14 PM (sOtz/)

133 Cosby Show was pretty good until the kids got older and they had to replace Rudy as the little cute one with Raven or whatever her name was.

***

Yes, that would be Raven-Symone, whose name has always baffled me because of the accent on the silent "E."

Posted by: cool arrow at February 27, 2014 06:15 PM (Dqdyh)

134 What...we have to wait till the last person on earth has seen it on Hulu, to talk about it?
Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 11:06 PM (QsHQT)



There were people who complained about spoilers for The Passion of the Christ.   Also Titanic.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 06:15 PM (Gk3SS)

135 I like it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 27, 2014 06:15 PM (HVff2)

136 A lawyer who is honest to a fault? Who writes this stuff?

Lawyers

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:15 PM (4JkHl)

137 cheers was good for a while then they replaced diane with kitstie allie, who was hot until she ate norm. is cheers even showing anymore? bedsides, cheers was a more upscale, less clever version of our beloved here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:15 PM (rDidD)

138 The Barrel has had  Quite. A. Night.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (4Mv1T)

139 No love for Perfect Strangers? Bosom Buddies?

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (tyz5J)

140 Remember that Punky Brewster episode where she tries PCP and peels her own face off with a broken tequila bottle?  That was pretty intense.  But it had a good message - Don't try new drugs when you're alone.

Posted by: Dang at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (MNq6o)

141 84 36 Wow Ragnar you better sleep with one eye open, yikes. Heh. I know...poor Ragnar can't seem to get a break. 40 Must not spoil Vikings. What...we have to wait till the last person on earth has seen it on Hulu, to talk about it? Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 11:06 PM (QsHQT) I will do the honorable thing and let Legartha share my bed.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (MtC8f)

142 134 There were people who complained about spoilers for The Passion of the Christ. Also Titanic.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 11:15 PM (Gk3SS)

And Apollo 13

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (kVfSG)

143 There were people who complained about spoilers for The Passion of the Christ. Also Titanic.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 11:15 PM (Gk3SS)

 

You'd better not ruin Noah!

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (LI48c)

144 it is reasonably close to being timeless.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 11:13 PM (rDidD)

Well, so is the flu but I'm not touting it as the best thing ever.

Seinfeld sucked. Five irritating characters without a shred of humanity, and they were ugly to boot.

Each episode was identical to the next.

Awful in every way.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (QFxY5)

145 There were people who complained about spoilers for The Passion of the Christ. Also Titanic.


Posted by: alexthechick

The bitching in Aramaic was over the top

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (4JkHl)

146 Is the Barrel still playing jazz?  Or now the Girl from Ipanema?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:16 PM (Nmx3n)

147
I hate fucking shiny monkeys.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 10:57 PM (tyz5J)











There's always cows......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (aYjRw)

148 Ok am I the only one weeping like a baby at the 93 year old article? I have a sad now.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (RZ8pf)

149
"It also allows you to loan money to friends when needed (do this judiciously)"


The best way to lose friends and relatives is loaning money.  Also, absent a contract, a personal capital loan is not a deductible expense if you incur a loss. 

My advise as an old white haired guy approaching the drop off point is if you wish to maintain friendships or relatives, never....and I repeat never loan money even under the worst or circumstance. 

Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (nQjHM)

150 Thank heaven! You said "plucked"!

Posted by: the golden goose at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (2ftsL)

151 I'm a saint, I know. Don't try and stop me.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (MtC8f)

152 And Apollo 13

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 27, 2014 11:16 PM (kVfSG)

Have you seen the alternate ending?

Awesome.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (QFxY5)

153 Thank the Norman invasion for English becoming simplified. Ere that, Anglo-Saxon grammar was complex. You can also thank the Norman conquest and the influx of Norman French for our richness of synonyms. We have the plain sturdy English words and then their Latin/French derived synonyms with their nuances of meaning. No other language has so many synonyms (which makes for both precision and subtlety.)

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (/cUUk)

154 actually unemployed lawyers

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (4JkHl)

155 I always thought, and continue to hope, that in time tom hanks will be remembered for his work in bosom buddies overall.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (rDidD)

156 You'd better not ruin Noah! Posted by: buzzion
--------------------------

Too late.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (4Mv1T)

157 "Norm!"

Posted by: The ONLY thing memorable from a mediocre sitcom at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (MNq6o)

158 Consider my slightly more succinct formulation a tribute, like when Hendrix did "All Along the Watchtower". You made a very good point, a point which I thought was important enough to make again in my own words.
Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 27, 2014 10:55 PM (AaZLR)



Hmmm.   Considering that that is quality sucking up and makes me look less pathetic good, I'll allow it.


It appears that I managed to use fucktard enough when texting that my phone added it to its dictionary.  Go me!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 06:17 PM (Gk3SS)

159 so, it's TheBarrel™ time for me. Open tag. My bad. I wonder if that Gander Mountain sales ad is still in the magazine rack from the last time I was down there....

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 27, 2014 06:18 PM (JMmQ9)

160 Five irritating characters without a shred of humanity, and they were ugly to boot.

***

Five?  Jerry, George, Kramer, Elaine, and who?

Anyway I don't care about all that.  It was funny.  Still is.

Posted by: cool arrow at February 27, 2014 06:18 PM (Dqdyh)

161 A lawyer who is honest to a fault? Who writes this stuff?

Lawyers

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 11:15 PM (4JkHl)


here: 


An engineer dies and reports to the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter checks his
dossier and, not seeing his name there, accidentally sends him to Hell.

It doesn't take long before the engineer becomes rather dissatisfied
with the level of comfort in Hell. He soon begins to design and build
improvements. Shortly thereafter, Hell has air conditioning, flush
toilets and escalators. Needless to say, the engineer is a pretty
popular guy.

One day, God calls Satan and says: "So, how are things in
Hell?"

Satan replies: "Hey, things are going great. We've got air
conditioning, flush toilets and escalators. And there's no telling what
this engineer is going to come up with next."

"What!" God exclaims: "You've got an engineer? That's a mistake - he should never have been
sent to Hell. Send him to me."

"Not a chance," Satan replies: "I like
having an engineer on the staff and I'm keeping him!"

God insists: "Send
him back or I'll sue."

Satan laughs uproariously and answers: "Yeah
right. And where are you going to get a lawyer?"

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:18 PM (8lmkt)

162 You'd better not ruin Noah! ------ I'm an environmentalist who doesn't know if I should save the human race. Then a voice inside my head convinces me too. Boom! Bitch. Spoiled.

Posted by: Noah at February 27, 2014 06:18 PM (Aif/5)

163 Well, so is the flu but I'm not touting it as the best thing ever. Seinfeld sucked. Five irritating characters without a shred of humanity, and they were ugly to boot. Each episode was identical to the next. Awful in every way. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo we are not arguing about the same thing

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:18 PM (rDidD)

164 Seinfeld sucked. Five irritating characters without a shred of humanity, and they were ugly to boot. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 11:16 PM (QFxY5) Yet they treated everyone like lepers. That's what I hated.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:19 PM (MtC8f)

165

134...There were people who complained about spoilers for The Passion of the Christ. Also Titanic.

 

Haa.

Well, personally I lurrve spoilers.

I even seek them out, before I watch something.

 

Reading spoilers has never spoiled or diminished my viewing enjoyment.

That is...if the thing was at all enjoyable to watch in the first place.

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:19 PM (QsHQT)

166 So that Vikings show is good? I was debating watching it.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at February 27, 2014 06:19 PM (RZ8pf)

167 Have you seen the alternate ending?

Awesome.


You mean when they battled that volcano on the Moon and the swarm of Meteorsharks?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:19 PM (Nmx3n)

168 149 As a somewhat younger Salt and Pepper guy, I concur. I have a brother who will not speak to me over a 10 grand loan made to him over a decade ago. Sad, really.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 06:19 PM (ojnk6)

169 157 "Norm!"

Posted by: The ONLY thing memorable from a mediocre sitcom at February 27, 2014 11:17 PM (MNq6o)

 

"Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?"

Posted by: You would be wrong at February 27, 2014 06:19 PM (LI48c)

170 Y5!!!!  (yesh, Seinfeld sucked, even if it did make me laugh sometimes)  xoxo

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:19 PM (8lmkt)

171 I heard in the new noah movie he loads in three of every animal and everyone gets their freak on an has three parents.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:20 PM (rDidD)

172 I always thought, and continue to hope, that in time tom hanks will be remembered for his work in bosom buddies overall. Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 11:17 PM mostly.... Spot on.

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 27, 2014 06:20 PM (JMmQ9)

173
The best way to lose friends and relatives is loaning money.











Word. If you feel COMPELLED to help a friend, make it a gift with no obligation to repay.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 27, 2014 06:20 PM (aYjRw)

174 An Irishman walks into bar, proceeds to take a table for himself, and set to reading the paper.  A waitress comes up and takes his order, which is "3 pints of Guiness, all at once; one for me and another for each of me brothers that can't be with me tonight."


This goes on every night for a year.


Then one night, the Irishman comes in and takes his normal seat.  The waitress comes up and asks if he'll have his usual, to which he replies "no, bring me only two pints tonight and ever after."


A hush falls across the bar as the regulars hear the order and contemplate the change.  After a long silence, the bartender approaches the man.  Says he:


"Sir, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss, 'tis cruel hard to lose a brother, aye."


The Irishman looks up from his paper, somewhat perturbed.  Upon reflection, he replies "Me brothers are fine, it's only that I've quit drinking".


Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 27, 2014 06:20 PM (AaZLR)

175 Peaches!

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:20 PM (rDidD)

176 Ya gotta mulch, Jerry.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2014 06:20 PM (AO9UG)

177 You mean when they battled that volcano on the Moon and the swarm of Meteorsharks?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 11:19 PM (Nmx3n)



Well now I want Lavasharks v. Meteorsharks v. MegaTsunami.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 06:21 PM (Gk3SS)

178 Five? Jerry, George, Kramer, Elaine, and who?

Posted by: cool arrow at February 27, 2014 11:18 PM (Dqdyh)

The fat-fuck mailman who was killed by the dinosaur.

Fine.

Four.

They still sucked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:21 PM (QFxY5)

179 As most f you know, Seinfeld was not canceled. Those idiots decided to kill the show after 9 years because they had enough.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:21 PM (tyz5J)

180 All episodes of Cheers are on Netflix. It's addictive. I get a kick out of Cliff Claven. Don't we all have a bit of him in us--the pedantic jerk, the mama's boy, the know-it-all, the clueless loser? And yet he keeps on truckin'.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 27, 2014 06:21 PM (/cUUk)

181 162
You'd better not ruin Noah!
------

I'm an environmentalist who doesn't know if I should save the human race. Then a voice inside my head convinces me too. Boom! Bitch. Spoiled.

Posted by: Noah at February 27, 2014 11:18 PM (Aif/5)

 

Oh yeah that's right, it was already ruined by Hollywood.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 06:21 PM (LI48c)

182 sad secret, I actually kinda like the king of queens, mostly becasue of his hot scary wife, before she ate spence.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:22 PM (rDidD)

183 166 So that Vikings show is good? I was debating watching it. Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at February 27, 2014 11:19 PM (RZ8pf) Umm, awesome is a better word.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:22 PM (MtC8f)

184 Sitcoms in the 70s and 80s were FAR more daring. Think All in the Family. And I just caught a rerun of Good Times where a woman character was stealing from everyone because of her heroin habit. You would never see this today.

Posted by: Teh Most Interesting Man at February 27, 2014 06:22 PM (dTh2r)

185 I have to say, though, that the smartest, best-written sitcom appeared in the 80's. Cheers. Posted by: Where everybody knows your name at February 27, 2014 11:06 PM (/cUUk) Rob Long, izzat you?

Posted by: J. Random Dude at February 27, 2014 06:22 PM (8OfdL)

186 AlextheChick, hhmmm.  That would be an Earth shattering Ka-boom wouldn't it?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:22 PM (Nmx3n)

187 I always liked King of Queens.  Except for the old man, what's his name, he kind of irked me in that.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:23 PM (8lmkt)

188 Cheers, Seinfeld, Married With Children are my favourites although I found that when I began watching the Cheers repeats probably twice a day when it went into full syndication that I really, really began to hate the Diane character. Liked Barney Miller, The Odd Couple and all three Bob Newhart series even the one that failed with him as the cartoonist, IIRC. Early M*A*S*H before it went totally Commie, this-is-a-Vietnam-commentary crap.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 06:23 PM (2ftsL)

189

161...Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 11:18 PM (8lmkt)

 

Hah! Great joke, Peaches.

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:23 PM (QsHQT)

190 166 http://stream-tv.me/watch-vikings-online/

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 06:23 PM (6bMeY)

191 "... having 3-6 months of expenses in readily accessible cash can save you a lot of hassle. It also allows you to loan money to friends when needed (do this judiciously)."

I'm with Doctor Fish on this.

I'd love to have back some of the "loaned" money that I never saw again.

Nothing can sour you on human nature in general faster than being fucked over by friends and family over money.

However, learning that people are greedy irresponsible shits, including people you like and/or are related to, can be a useful life lesson. Shell out a few bucks and see what happens. Just don't go bankrupt yourself paying the tuition for that lesson.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 06:23 PM (gqT4g)

192 Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 27, 2014 11:21 PM (/cUUk) I don't resemble a union flunkie

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 27, 2014 06:23 PM (HVff2)

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

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 27, 2014 06:24 PM (DmNpO)

194 yeah King Of Queens and Raymond were very good shows

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:24 PM (tyz5J)

195 we are not arguing about the same thing

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 11:18 PM (rDidD)

Sigh......

And yet you have excellent taste in booze.

The ways of man are inscrutable.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:24 PM (QFxY5)

196 I saw Noah up at that Christian theater in Lancaster, a little literal for my Catholic ass - but I'm betting its better then the Hollywood version.

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:24 PM (4JkHl)

197 favorite sitcoms:  MODERN FAMILY

after that, way down the list, are many others, but they cannot be mentioned in the same breath with MF

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:24 PM (8lmkt)

198 Whatev's, dude.  You're wrong but it doesn't affect my life in any way so it's all good.

Posted by: cool arrow at February 27, 2014 06:24 PM (Dqdyh)

199 I haven't watched TV since Seinfeld ended in 1998... don't have the time for it

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 27, 2014 06:24 PM (JMmQ9)

200
As a somewhat younger Salt and Pepper guy, I concur. I have a brother who will not speak to me over a 10 grand loan made to him over a decade ago. Sad, really.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 11:19 PM (ojnk6)


Exactly sir.  You lend with a compassionate heart, and when the receiving party is either unable or unwilling to recompense, they go to great lengths to avoid you or become combative and alienated to avoid the embarrassment of a face-to-face meet.

It's just better to state you wish to maintain their friendship and the best way to accomplish this is not become entangled with finances.

I also never invest with friends or relatives, no matter the anticipated return.  The only return will be a very sore ass.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 27, 2014 06:25 PM (nQjHM)

201 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 27, 2014 11:24 PM (DmNpO)

Well that is fucking slick.

And they wonder why we cling to the 2nd Amendment.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:25 PM (QFxY5)

202

166 So that Vikings show is good? I was debating watching it.

 

I give it a double thumbs-up. 

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:25 PM (QsHQT)

203 TAXI had some great moments too.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:25 PM (tyz5J)

204 197 favorite sitcoms: MODERN FAMILY after that, way down the list, are many others, but they cannot be mentioned in the same breath with MF Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 11:24 PM (8lmkt Only one I watch now. I am not up to date though, i watch the TBS or USA ones.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:25 PM (MtC8f)

205 h.a.t.e.d. raymond with every fiber of my being, and i love sitcoms. 

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:26 PM (8lmkt)

206 Peaches, you are correct regarding MF.  I avoided it for a long time because of the ghey stuff, but when I saw it I was hooked.  Just fucking brilliant.

Posted by: cool arrow at February 27, 2014 06:26 PM (Dqdyh)

207 I liked the newhart series in vermont when it was running but not anymore. married with children, production quality aside is great, when I was younger I thought al was revolting, now I find myself wishing for his why bother I'm screwed lifestyle. al would pray for the smod all day every day if he had know what it was.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:26 PM (rDidD)

208 AlextheChick, hhmmm. That would be an Earth shattering Ka-boom wouldn't it?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 11:22 PM (Nmx3n)



Yes, yes, it would.   Okay, sleepytimes for me.

Stop.  Setting.  The.  Lemurs.  On.  Fire.   Sheesh. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 06:26 PM (Gk3SS)

209 Did you know that TAXI.began on ABC and then got axed but immediately picked up by NBC?

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:26 PM (tyz5J)

210 Al, "SMOD or sex with Peg?"

*pause*

Al, "SMOD"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:27 PM (Nmx3n)

211 You're wrong but it doesn't affect my life in any way so it's all good.

Posted by: cool arrow at February 27, 2014 11:24 PM (Dqdyh)

Spoken like a true Moron.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:27 PM (QFxY5)

212 #173: That's how I prefer to deal with it, too.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 06:27 PM (/96QU)

213 Vikings was surprisingly good. I love the Christian-pagan interaction and the resulting character development. If helps that the writers seemed to care a bit about historical accuracy. Unlike the DaVinci-Superhero! show.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 06:27 PM (sOtz/)

214 Who set the lemurs on fire?

Night AlextheChick.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:28 PM (Nmx3n)

215 Peaches, you probably liked Shemp instead of Curly too, in which case we have nothing further to discuss.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:28 PM (tyz5J)

216 85 This is going to seem a little weird, but I feel a slight modicum of respect for Russell Brand now. Not enough by far to change my opinion of him as a slovenly, stupid, Marxist d-bag, but maybe there's some slight hope for him in the future, if he's willing to settle down. As for Katy Perry, she'd do well to remember that her looks and her minimal charm are fading quickly. She'd better plan for what she's going to do when her one trick act consisting of sagging flesh sheaths of fat coupled to a mammary gland don't draw the attention that they do now. Posted by: Thrawn at February 27, 2014 11:06 PM (WlWt+) She's got about 3-4 years of shelf life left. Almost every band/singer has a "peak" time of about 7-8 years.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 27, 2014 06:28 PM (HxSXm)

217 Well that is fucking slick. And they wonder why we cling to the 2nd Amendment. *** Did you read the piece? Did yu get the same thing out of it?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 27, 2014 06:28 PM (DmNpO)

218 140 Remember that Punky Brewster episode where she tries PCP and peels her own face off with a broken tequila bottle? That was pretty intense. But it had a good message - Don't try new drugs when you're alone. Posted by: Dang Reminds me of that Oscar Wilde quote: 'One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.'

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 27, 2014 06:28 PM (/cUUk)

219 And yet you have excellent taste in booze. The ways of man are inscrutable. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 11:24 PM (QFxY5) we have to have a meetup sometime soon and swap a scotch for bourbon. I have a bottle of Glendronach with your name on it, you would be surprised at the look I got when I asked 'em to engrave your name.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:28 PM (rDidD)

220 158 Consider my slightly more succinct formulation a
tribute, like when Hendrix did "All Along the Watchtower". You made a
very good point, a point which I thought was important enough to make
again in my own words.


Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 27, 2014 10:55 PM (AaZLR)



Hmmm. Considering that that is quality sucking up and makes me look less pathetic good, I'll allow it.


It appears that I managed to use fucktard enough when texting that my phone added it to its dictionary. Go me!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at February 27, 2014 11:17 PM (Gk3SS)


And that whole Dylan / Hendrix thing slid right on by, with all the implications it contained...it appears I managed to get over on ATC for a second, so off I go to bed because somebody has to make sure the donuts get made.  High.  Note.  Goodnight, Morons.  I wish I was on here like I used to be, but life intervenes.  Be good.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 27, 2014 06:28 PM (AaZLR)

221 "We geezers carry about a bulging directory of dead husbands or wives, children, parents, lovers, brothers and sisters, dentists and shrinks, office sidekicks, summer neighbors, classmates, and bosses, all once entirely familiar to us and seen as part of the safe landscape of the day."

I'm only semi-geezered, but I have in my directory of the dead the country of my birth. Once entirely familiar to me and seen as part of the safe landscape of the day.

I regret the dead friends and family who are also in that directory, but all flesh is grass and I've known that from an early age. I had hoped the country would be a more durable undertaking than a mortal life and would proudly outlive me and mine, culture and mores intact. So much for that shit!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 06:29 PM (gqT4g)

222

Seinfeld? 

Some of it was kinda funny...but a lot of it sort of sailed past me, because I'm not a New Yorker.

 

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:29 PM (QsHQT)

223 I wouldn't want to be around any of the Seinfeld characters IRL, not even a little bit. Why on earth would I want to watch them? They weren't even evil enough to hate, just thoroughly, unrelentingly unpleasant, like wet socks on a cold winter day. Who would voluntarily subject themselves to that?

Posted by: Weirddave at February 27, 2014 06:29 PM (N/cFh)

224 "...raymond..."

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 11:26 PM (8lmkt)

I didn't hate it, but he was so damned irritating that I was genuinely puzzled why anyone would bother watching it for more than five minutes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:29 PM (QFxY5)

225 agreed about raymond, it was one long nasally whine.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:30 PM (rDidD)

226 So I guess we can't discuss Amos and Andy.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 06:30 PM (4Mv1T)

227 'Nite morons, be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 27, 2014 06:30 PM (HVff2)

228 200 Sigh...yeah, DF, the thing is, that this lent without the expectation of repayment. He apparently didn't know that or care and chose to avoid instead. What part of your relationship life can't you pick.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 06:30 PM (ojnk6)

229 So . . . anybody got a good deal on a Stratocaster?

The G.A.S.! It's killing me!

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 06:30 PM (m0h0I)

230 You never gave Raymond a chance.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:30 PM (tyz5J)

231 Good night WISCONSIN!!!

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 06:30 PM (4Mv1T)

232 Arrested development was teh best sitcom ever

Posted by: Drc at February 27, 2014 06:32 PM (4gk4Q)

233 I asked 'em to engrave your name.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 11:28 PM (rDidD)

Heh....

Michters Bourbon.

You will be a happy camper.

Next meet-up. Or a mini-meet-up. Or as soon as I sober up and can drive again.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:32 PM (QFxY5)

234 I didn't hate it, but he was so damned irritating that I was genuinely puzzled why anyone would bother watching it for more than five minutes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 11:29 PM (QFxY5)


oddly enough, I watched many episodes of it, thinking the whole while, I fuckin' hate these people. 


what can I say, I have a short attention span, 30 minutes, hey, come sit by me

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:32 PM (8lmkt)

235 As for television, why bother? I spent the first half of the 80's in college, getting the degree, so no TV. No time for it. Then the second half spent working for the DoD, so no TV. No time for it. Since then not a whole lot on TV has held my interest, except sporting events, mostly. I watched the horror of 9/11, and that was probably enough for a lifetime.



We have Netflix and watch more Brit TV than American.



Can't say I miss it. I wouldn't know those sitcoms on a dare.

Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 06:32 PM (fwcEs)

236 Dabney Coleman had a short lived sitcom Buffalo Bill that was a hoot. And WINGS was damn good.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:32 PM (tyz5J)

237 "English lets Japanese and Koreans as well as say Polish and Germans discuss issues without feeling that the language of the discussion English lets Japanese and Koreans as well as say Polish and Germans discuss issues without feeling that the language of the discussion itself is a sign of cultural domination/subordination."

Try that shit on for size with the Hispanophone _reconquista_ bunch here in Commiefornia.

You will learn damn fast that English "itself is a sign of cultural domination/subordination", and don't you forget it.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 06:33 PM (gqT4g)

238 Sure, everyone always talks about Raymond!

Posted by: robert barone at February 27, 2014 06:33 PM (2ftsL)

239 my first boss never saw an episode of seinfeld while it was in production. my first boss also did not get laid while seinfeld was in production either.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:34 PM (rDidD)

240 No love for Alf?

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:34 PM (4JkHl)

241 King of Queens is funny. Not Seinfeld-funny, but funny.

Jerry Stiller is a great comedic actor.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 06:34 PM (m0h0I)

242 Watched the 70's Show with my kids while they were teens.

Yea, I know. What can you do?

Red. And Kitty,

Funny. As. Hell.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 06:35 PM (4Mv1T)

243 Can't say I miss it. I wouldn't know those sitcoms on a dare.

Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 11:32 PM (fwcEs)

They are worthwhile only as time-fillers. But a chuckle is a chuckle, and there aren't enough of them in our lives.

Or, for that matter, weekends with Kate Upton.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2014 06:35 PM (QFxY5)

244 oh, anybody remember that one with John Laroquette?  absolutely hilarious, he was a recovering alkie, but not one of those sanctimonious ones.  really funny.  haven't seen him on anything in ages

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:35 PM (8lmkt)

245

191...Nothing can sour you on human nature in general faster than being fucked over by friends and family over money.

 

Yep.

 

My grandmother told me...when I was a wee lass...

"Never tell anyone, not anyone, how much money you have. And always put some away somewhere."

 

She gave me a silver dollar, and told me to hide it away.

 

That started me in on saving.

 

In a moment of weakness...I've loaned money to friends and to family members.

Never saw a cent of it returned.

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:35 PM (QsHQT)

246 Happy-ish Thursday Evening ...

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 06:35 PM (qoKTg)

247 "You rang....?"



Speaking of classic comedies....

Posted by: John F'in' Kerry at February 27, 2014 06:36 PM (T1005)

248 213 Vikings was surprisingly good. I love the Christian-pagan interaction and the resulting character development. If helps that the writers seemed to care a bit about historical accuracy. Unlike the DaVinci-Superhero! show. Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 11:27 PM (sOtz/) Just reminded me, where the heck was Althelstan???

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:36 PM (MtC8f)

249
no offense, nothing personal but I am calling bs, you pretty much hit the entire list by 21.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 11:07 PM (rDidD)



You just called me a liar.  Eat shit.



1. Your potted plants are alive. And you can’t smoke a one of them.

I rarely own any plants since I don't have the time or space for them, and I've never smoked pot.

2. Having sex in a twin-sized bed is absurd.

I've never had sex in a twin-sized bed.  I had a full-sized bed since I moved into my own apartment. 

3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.

Always been the case, except when I was too busy from work to go to the store.  I have at most a six pack and a bottle of wine, and that would last me a week.

4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to sleep.

8am classes and a full-time job. 

5. You hear your favorite song on an elevator.

I like old music, so this isn't that surprising.

6. You carry an umbrella. You watch the Weather Channel.

Again, 8am classes and a full-time job that required a suit and tie.  Trudging through bad weather sucks the first time you do it, so I made sure to be prepared.

7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of hookup and breakup.

My friends started marrying the summer after I turned 21.

8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 7.

Again, going to school and working full time through most of college.  Then I actually got more vacation time after I joined the Army than I did in college.

9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as ‘dressed up.’

Suit and tie or slacks and a collared shirt has always been the standard for my family.

10. You’re the one calling the police because those darn kids next door don’t know how to turn down the stereo.

I've never called the cops, but I have pounded on a neighbor's door twice to complain about the noise. While in college.

11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.

This was always the case in my family.  Or even with co-workers.  I've always gotten along with an older crowd.

12. You don’t know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.

Never did.  I'd cook my own meals if it was late.

13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

Car payments went up at 23, insurance went down at 25, so sort of true.

14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald’s.

Don't own a dog.

15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.

Thankfully this isn't the case even today. 

16. You no longer take naps from noon to 6 p.m.

I've never done this.  Again, school and full-time job.

17. Dinner and a movie = The whole date instead of the beginning of one.

This has always been the case for me.

18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 a.m. would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.

I was rarely out past 2 a.m., so it was a non-issue.

19. You go to the drugstore for Ibuprofen and antacids, not condoms and pregnancy test kits.

I've bought condoms from a drugstore maybe five times.  And those times were mostly in my late twenties when I owned a home and was a captain in the Army.

20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer ‘pretty good stuff.’

I would save my money and buy a nice $10 bottle of wine on Friday nights to have with dinner.  I never could stand most of the under-$5 stuff.

21. You actually eat breakfast foods at breakfast time.

Besides the occasional bowl of cereal as a snack while studying, yes.  Again, 8am classes and a full-time job.

22. “I just can’t drink the way I used to,” replaces “I’m never going to drink that much again.”

I rarely drank enough that this was a problem.

23. Over 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

I'm a geek, so this has never been true, but it's hardly a sign that one isn't a real adult.

24. You don’t drink at home to save money before going to a bar.

I've never done this.  Not even in college.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 27, 2014 06:36 PM (lr3d7)

250 Alf was a bleeding heart and the military were the bad guys. No thanks although I tried.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 06:36 PM (2ftsL)

251 I wouldn't want to be around any of the Seinfeld characters IRL, not even a little bit. Why on earth would I want to watch them?

All I remember of Seinfeld is the soup nazi and the the 90 minute finale was the only time I ever drank alone. I thought it would be funnier. It wasn't.

I don't think I've watched a sitcom since (though there was a lot of humor in any number of dramas over the years).

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 06:36 PM (hO9ad)

252 "Almost every band/singer has a 'peak' time of about 7-8 years."

And when the "singer" is helpless without autotune and lip-syncing, less yet.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 06:36 PM (gqT4g)

253 You will learn damn fast that English "itself is a sign of cultural domination/subordination", and don't you forget it.

Posted by: torquewrench

So they don't understand GET OUT

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:36 PM (4JkHl)

254 ALF was a hoot too.

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:36 PM (tyz5J)

255 225 agreed about raymond, it was one long nasally whine. Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 11:30 PM (rDidD) And he moped a lot.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 27, 2014 06:37 PM (WlWt+)

256 244 oh, anybody remember that one with John Laroquette? absolutely hilarious, he was a recovering alkie, but not one of those sanctimonious ones. really funny. haven't seen him on anything in ages

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 11:35 PM (8lmkt)

 

He gets a lot of guest appearances.  He was just on an episode of Almost Human.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 06:37 PM (LI48c)

257 >> I picked someone who tells me they'll never find my body
 
She's gotta show the body if she wants to collect the insurance, ncj. Up your policy
 
I've never seen any of those sitcoms. Not one episode. That takes talent, and no TV for 30 years.
 
I had the worst of it on one of those grown list thingies -- My dad yelling 'turn that shit down' and then my kids 'Dad, please turn it down.' WTF

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2014 06:37 PM (cHZB7)

258

Life at 93, idyllic

"Down the Mine" by George Orwell
http://tinyurl.com/m4tztfn


Posted by: Jackson Jackson at February 27, 2014 06:37 PM (11BEh)

259 I've never done this. Not even in college.
Posted by: Colorado Alex
------------------------------

Dude.

You need a nap.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 27, 2014 06:38 PM (4Mv1T)

260 Best sitcom ever? WKRP. Followed by Night Court. Those were truly funny, and not scary or "edgy."

Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 06:38 PM (fwcEs)

261 Speaking of old sitcoms, I learned a couple of years ago that one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence was bought by Norman Lear for something like $1.4 million right around 2000.

Ironic, isn't it? This guy makes a zillion dollars copying English sitcoms, and then shells out that kind of money on a gesture basically saying, "Screw you, England!"

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 06:39 PM (/96QU)

262 As most f you know, Seinfeld was not canceled. Those idiots decided to kill the show after 9 years because they had enough I could be mistaken, but the way I remember it was that Jerry Seinfeld called it quits because he wanted to go out on top instead of letting the show become too stale and die slowly. I can respect that viewpoint.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 27, 2014 06:39 PM (X9Mnx)

263 Who set the lemurs on fire? Samson ... with the cigarette lighter ... in the kitchen ...

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 06:39 PM (qoKTg)

264 Fawlty Towers

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 06:39 PM (aDwsi)

265

I liked 'Fraiser'...with Kelsey Grammer.

 

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:39 PM (QsHQT)

266 No love for Alf? Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 11:34 PM (4JkHl) Badonkadonk (4JkHl) The most sad and humorless blooper reel in television. The out-takes often tell you a lot about what life on the set was like, and life on this set was clearly pain, misery and hopelessness. Sadly, a lot of shows didn't keep them. For some, it's the best part of the show.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 06:40 PM (qyfb5)

267 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 11:39 PM (/96QU)

you might be over-thinking that.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:40 PM (8lmkt)

268 News Radio was one of the most underrated sitcoms of all time.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 06:40 PM (m0h0I)

269 Modern sitcom? IT Crowd. Runner up: Black Books.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 06:40 PM (T1005)

270 I could be mistaken, but the way I remember it was that Jerry Seinfeld called it quits because he wanted to go out on top instead of letting the show become too stale and die slowly.

Plus, he was boinkin' that teenager . . . probably just got tuckered out.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:41 PM (8lmkt)

271 instead of letting the show become too stale

Wasn't it designed to be "stale", sort of a fuck you to the rest of the country - you'll watch NYC culture and like it.

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:42 PM (4JkHl)

272 WKRP for the all-time, never gonna be beat, win.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 06:42 PM (8lmkt)

273 Sampson is another immigrant worker from Spain?  Trying to prepare some dish for a guest at Fawlty Towers?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:42 PM (Nmx3n)

274 yeah Seinfeld did say that, and he also said 9 was a good round number me, personally, would've continued to take the half mill per episode or whatever they were getting

Posted by: soothie at February 27, 2014 06:42 PM (tyz5J)

275 woman in my MIL place calls my husband and sons "the hormones" as in "I see you brought your hormones" "how nice to see your hormones" my mother, who had to stay briefly in a skilled nursing facility had a creepy very very old roommate who masturbated and cackled incessantly. the whole time. In a hospital gown. Kept throwing the covers off to show not defending the guy at all but just cause they are old, and mentally compromised, do not assume they are not sexual

Posted by: thunderb at February 27, 2014 06:42 PM (zOTsN)

276 I enjoyed 70s Show for the first season or two but then they seemed to have the kids get stoned the equivalent of two or three times a week so I dropped off watching it to monthly. Maybe a different activity (or a better show) popped up too but I did turn into an occasional viewer only. I always like Red especially and Kitty. And caught Red as a character on Star Trek: Voyager IIRC. "Hey, I know that guy! That's Red!"

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 06:42 PM (2ftsL)

277 Fire can't melt lemurs.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 06:42 PM (6bMeY)

278 'The Wonder Years' was pretty good. Even if Paulie ran off and removed a rib so he can suck himself while being the lead singer of 'Marilyn Manson.'

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:43 PM (MtC8f)

279

268 News Radio was one of the most underrated sitcoms of all time.

 

Was that the 'WKRP' show?

If so....Yes! That was hilarious.

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:43 PM (QsHQT)

280 My father in law was a detective in Boston. He said Barney Miller was the most realistic cop show ever on TV.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 27, 2014 06:43 PM (yagOO)

281 No love for Alf?

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 11:34 PM (4JkHl) Badonkadonk (4JkHl)


The most sad and humorless blooper reel in television.

The out-takes often tell you a lot about what life on the set was like, and life on this set was clearly pain, misery and hopelessness.

Sadly, a lot of shows didn't keep them. For some, it's the best part of the show. Posted by: Merovign

That was sarcasm, all.  I had forgotten Night Court, that I enjoyed when I was able to catch it.

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 06:43 PM (4JkHl)

282 "So they don't understand GET OUT"

Oh, the Aztlan Assholes understand the concept when translated to Spanish. They just want the gringoes to GET OUT of what they conceive to be "their" lands.

(Note that various North American aboriginal tribes think the western sections of America are "their" lands too and have no intention of signing a quitclaim.)

As P.J. O'Rourke notes, Mexicans are still pissed that Americans stole half their country. The half with all of the jobs, sanitary plumbing and paved roads, as luck would have it.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 06:44 PM (gqT4g)

283 "The out-takes often tell you a lot about what life on the set was like, and life on this set was clearly pain, misery and hopelessness."

Kaboom on the catering table?

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 06:44 PM (gqT4g)

284 257 >> I picked someone who tells me they'll never find my body

She's gotta show the body if she wants to collect the insurance, ncj. Up your policy

I've never seen any of those sitcoms. Not one episode. That takes talent, and no TV for 30 years.

I had the worst of it on one of those grown list thingies -- My dad yelling 'turn that shit down' and then my kids 'Dad, please turn it down.' WTF
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2014 11:37 PM (cHZB7) Hide posts from (cHZB7)


Get your hearing checked. It can sneak up on you.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 06:44 PM (T1005)

285 260 Best sitcom ever? WKRP. Followed by Night Court. Those were truly funny, and not scary or "edgy." Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 11:38 PM (fwcEs) What do you mean.... we were... like ... prophetic man... Phone Cops....

Posted by: Dr. Johnny Fever at February 27, 2014 06:44 PM (84gbM)

286 ALF - always wanting to eat the cats.  Not funny at all.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:44 PM (Nmx3n)

287 #279: No, it had Dave Foley, Maura Tierney, Joe Rogan, the always awesome Stephen Root, and the late, great Phil Hartmann.

Hell, even Andy Dick was good on that show.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 06:45 PM (/96QU)

288 'Home Improvement' with Tim Allen was pretty good.

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:45 PM (QsHQT)

289 Actually, republicans in Texas killed open carry as well last session. The republican speaker of the house made sure it went to the committee chaired by an opponent of open carry.

Posted by: DocMerlin at February 27, 2014 06:45 PM (9/c6c)

290 Lemurs! ... the other green meat ...

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 06:46 PM (qoKTg)

291 Katy wasn't the only gal on the show with a spectacular rack.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2014 11:04 PM

Who was the other one?

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 06:47 PM (aTXUx)

292 Yes, Wings was really good. I've loved Tony Shaloub in damn near everything he's done. Nobody got Court was hilarious - the episode where they showed Bull's apartment almost made me pee myself. And I have to agree on Modern Family. I missed it for what? Five years? Didn't give a crap about sitcoms. But once I caught an old episode in syndication, I was hooked. Great writing, great delivery by the whole cast. It's really just a solid show all around. good message, too.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 06:47 PM (hezPX)

293 Green meat?

That's not a lemur!  That's Beast Boy!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:47 PM (Nmx3n)

294 "BOOOOGGGGEEERRRRR!!!!"


Just a short perfect quote from Johnny Fever.

Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 06:48 PM (fwcEs)

295 So . . . anybody got a good deal on a Stratocaster?... Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 11:30 PM No, but I can hook you up with a Horner Blues Band harmonica (in "C") for about $10

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 27, 2014 06:48 PM (JMmQ9)

296 no offense, nothing personal but I am calling bs, you pretty much hit the entire list by 21. Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 11:07 PM (rDidD) You just called me a liar. Eat shit. 1. Your potted plants are alive. And you can’t smoke a one of them. I rarely own any plants since I don't have the time or space for them, and I've never smoked pot. 2. Having sex in a twin-sized bed is absurd. I've never had sex in a twin-sized bed. I had a full-sized bed since I moved into my own apartment. 3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge. Always been the case, except when I was too busy from work to go to the store. I have at most a six pack and a bottle of wine, and that would last me a week. 4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to sleep. 8am classes and a full-time job. 5. You hear your favorite song on an elevator. I like old music, so this isn't that surprising. 6. You carry an umbrella. You watch the Weather Channel. Again, 8am classes and a full-time job that required a suit and tie. Trudging through bad weather sucks the first time you do it, so I made sure to be prepared. 7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of hookup and breakup. My friends started marrying the summer after I turned 21. 8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 7. Again, going to school and working full time through most of college. Then I actually got more vacation time after I joined the Army than I did in college. 9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as ‘dressed up.’ Suit and tie or slacks and a collared shirt has always been the standard for my family. 10. You’re the one calling the police because those darn kids next door don’t know how to turn down the stereo. I've never called the cops, but I have pounded on a neighbor's door twice to complain about the noise. While in college. 11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you. This was always the case in my family. Or even with co-workers. I've always gotten along with an older crowd. 12. You don’t know what time Taco Bell closes anymore. Never did. I'd cook my own meals if it was late. 13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up. Car payments went up at 23, insurance went down at 25, so sort of true. 14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald’s. Don't own a dog. 15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt. Thankfully this isn't the case even today. 16. You no longer take naps from noon to 6 p.m. I've never done this. Again, school and full-time job. 17. Dinner and a movie = The whole date instead of the beginning of one. This has always been the case for me. 18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 a.m. would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach. I was rarely out past 2 a.m., so it was a non-issue. 19. You go to the drugstore for Ibuprofen and antacids, not condoms and pregnancy test kits. I've bought condoms from a drugstore maybe five times. And those times were mostly in my late twenties when I owned a home and was a captain in the Army. 20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer ‘pretty good stuff.’ I would save my money and buy a nice $10 bottle of wine on Friday nights to have with dinner. I never could stand most of the under-$5 stuff. 21. You actually eat breakfast foods at breakfast time. Besides the occasional bowl of cereal as a snack while studying, yes. Again, 8am classes and a full-time job. 22. “I just can’t drink the way I used to,” replaces “I’m never going to drink that much again.” I rarely drank enough that this was a problem. 23. Over 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work. I'm a geek, so this has never been true, but it's hardly a sign that one isn't a real adult. 24. You don’t drink at home to save money before going to a bar. I've never done this. Not even in college. Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 27, 2014 11:36 PM (lr3d7) 1. relax, I did not call you a liar, however, I am considering calling you uptight and a jackass. 2. by your own accounting 1,3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, and 22 have little or o relevance to you, so, eight out of 25, not really close to pretty much all of 'em.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:49 PM (rDidD)

297 That was sarcasm, all. I had forgotten Night Court, that I enjoyed when I was able to catch it. Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2014 11:43 PM (4JkHl) Badonkadonk (4JkHl) I didn't mean to imply anything other than I saw a blooper reel and it was a little scary. Didn't see much of the show, like most shows. Don't have much to add about sitcoms. Night court was fun but I didn't see that many. I remember Markie Post and John Astin. And Mel Torme for some reason.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 06:49 PM (qyfb5)

298 Don't know if SCTV would be properly classified as a sitcom....it did have the rather loose framing story, but was more episodic.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 06:49 PM (T1005)

299 Unlike last night’s early ONT, this is late. I worked late & wasn’t going to check here because I thought Maet might does another early one & by the time I showed up there would be too much to read. Good Evening, Horde. I have Sirius XM radio in my car. This morning I heard a commercial for a weekend show hosted by John Hunstman, called “No Labels” or something along the lines. I don’t know what time it is on or what day, only that it’s on a station I never listened to POTUS radio. I thought he disappeared, but he hasn’t. I hope he’s not planning on running again.

Posted by: Carol at February 27, 2014 06:49 PM (z4WKX)

300 F'ing auto correct... *Night Court*

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 06:49 PM (hezPX)

301 284 >> Get your hearing checked. It can sneak up on you.
 
So can an elephant. Too late.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2014 06:50 PM (cHZB7)

302 I had the hots for the daughter on ALF.

Come to think of it, I had the hots for just about every daughter on every sitcom back then.

But there was something about Lynn Tanner.

Also, for those of you who may remember the younger, taller, more bookish daughter on "Charles in Charge":

http://is.gd/Loydj7

Who'd have thought she'd grow up to be vastly hotter than Nicole Eggert?

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 06:50 PM (m0h0I)

303 #298: Yeah, SCTV was sketch comedy, much like Saturday Night Live.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 06:50 PM (/96QU)

304 "oh, anybody remember that one with John Laroquette? absolutely hilarious, he was a recovering alkie, but not one of those sanctimonious ones."

This was before I broke the Hollyweird habit. I think I remember this.

A guy who hit rock bottom and got a job managing a sketchy bus station?

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 06:51 PM (gqT4g)

305 Some Night Court.  An inflatable judge, who knew.
http://youtu.be/dd_3Qjt6nH8

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:51 PM (Nmx3n)

306 279 268 News Radio was one of the most underrated sitcoms of all time. Was that the 'WKRP' show? If so....Yes! That was hilarious. Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 11:43 PM (QsHQT) No, NewsRadio had Joe Rogan, Phil Hartmann, David something or other, and I believe the staple guy from Office Space. Really under rated but funny as hell.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:51 PM (MtC8f)

307 I think that both Night Court and WKRP had more humor in the pregnant silences than most sitcoms have in the entire plot line. One raised eyebrow said a lot more than all the stupid blathering and laugh tracks combined.

Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 06:51 PM (fwcEs)

308 Two great reasons to watch Modern Family http://tinyurl.com/l2nfft3

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 06:52 PM (aTXUx)

309 Another interesting fact about Night Court... it probably had the tallest men on average of any show ever. Richard Moll was 6'8", John Larroquette was 6'4", and Harry Anderson was only an inch or two shorter than Larroquette.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 06:54 PM (/96QU)

310 A small case of disturbing the peace at a Star Trek convention.
http://youtu.be/DPRp0VT9PxA

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 06:54 PM (Nmx3n)

311 Nobody got Court???
And for funny shows, yes, SCTV was my favourite ever although, oddly enough, I don't have any DVDs of it.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 06:55 PM (2ftsL)

312
NewsRadio. Bill McNeal, one of the greatest sitcom characters ever.

Although, I have mixed feelings. It's hilarious on-screen, but when you listen to the DVD commentary, you realize that most of the actors hated each other's guts, with the notable exception of Phil Hartman.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 27, 2014 06:56 PM (aYjRw)

313

306...No, NewsRadio had Joe Rogan, Phil Hartmann, David something or other, and I believe the staple guy from Office Space.

 

Really under rated but funny as hell.

 

Oooh yeah...I know which one you're talking about.

Caught a few episodes of that.

 

And yeah, funny.

It must've been on at a busy time for me.

Posted by: wheatie at February 27, 2014 06:56 PM (QsHQT)

314 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 11:54 PM (/96QU) Really? I always pictured Larroquette as being about 5'8" or so and Harry being shorter than him. Bull really threw me off I guess.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 06:56 PM (MtC8f)

315 There are two really funny sitcoms on right now: Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Men at Work. Men at Work is hysterically well written and BNN works because of Andy Samberg but mostly because Andre Braugher is God's own straight man. Dude's got mega talent at keeping a straight face.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 27, 2014 06:57 PM (N/cFh)

316 SCTV spawned one of the great cult classic films of its time, too -- Strange Brew.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 06:57 PM (m0h0I)

317 I am not lobbying for seinfeld, however, I think one of their smarter decisions was to always keep it a funny show and not ever veer off into some "issue" in a serious episode for pcness.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 06:58 PM (rDidD)

318 "Almost every band/singer has a "peak" time of 7-8 years"  That's a good one.

Posted by: Bob Dylan at February 27, 2014 06:58 PM (Usdw3)

319 Anyone remember the name of the building where the WKRP offices were located?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 06:59 PM (aDwsi)

320 I am not lobbying for seinfeld, however, I think one of their smarter decisions was to always keep it a funny show and not ever veer off into some "issue" in a serious episode for pcness. Posted by: yankeefifth --------- Actually, they pretty much insulted everyone, at one point or another.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 07:00 PM (aDwsi)

321 For contemporary shows, I've only seen about seven of them at a friend's but on Netflix there's a Britcom (online only?) called Misfits about a bunch of loser kids sentenced to community service but a freak storm gives them (and a bunch of other people in the London area) weird but minor super powers.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 07:01 PM (2ftsL)

322 my favorite wkrp s where johnny fever nearly gets blown up at the transmitter by "ma bell"

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 07:01 PM (rDidD)

323 Hi again everybody.

She's got about 3-4 years of shelf life left. Almost every band/singer has a "peak" time of about 7-8 years. - Ashley Judd

My prediction re Katy Perry: after she's dead to the mainstream pop charts for a while, she'll try to make a comeback... as a gospel artist.

Remember, that's how she started.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:01 PM (HVI5a)

324 #314: Yeah, a 6'8" dude tends to have that effect, unless he's running around on a basketball court.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 07:01 PM (/96QU)

325 yankeefifth: BOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:01 PM (HVI5a)

326 News Radio The only times I thought Andy Dick was funny. Though. The funny probably wasn't him then.

Posted by: Dendritic at February 27, 2014 07:02 PM (Fi+kS)

327 324 #314: Yeah, a 6'8" dude tends to have that effect, unless he's running around on a basketball court.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 28, 2014 12:01 AM (/96QU)

 

And the show probably worked hard to emphasize his size and come off looking much taller than the others, even if it is just a few inches taller than the others.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 07:03 PM (LI48c)

328 Remember, that's how she started. I did not know that. huh. So, another Amy Grant.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 07:03 PM (hezPX)

329 ♫ there's a time you gotta grow and show you're growing now you know about the facts of life, the facts of life... ♫ [/groan]

At least Molly Ringwald was on that show for a short time though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:03 PM (HVI5a)

330 325 yankeefifth: BOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 28, 2014 12:01 AM (HVI5a)



See, there it is again. I think that show burned itself into many (poorly) developing minds....



As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 07:04 PM (fwcEs)

331 Actually, they pretty much insulted everyone, at one point or another. Posted by: Mike Hammer at February yeah, the anti-dentite episode was really funny, a good friend of mine who is jewish was enraged by the episode and thought it was the beginning of a new wave of anti-semitism. what I meant was they never had a serious episode or dealt with anything is a serious way that left you asking "what the fuck, where was the "com" in that show" at the end of an episode.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 07:04 PM (rDidD)

332 I always got along with older folks, due to them being mostly non-conflict oriented. Don't get me wrong I had a lot of conflicts, but usually one or more participants had too much alchohol :-) Older geek signs of aging: 1) Having an old ibm 386 that boots Windows 3.11 but not having a monitor around that can display it ( let alone the XT style mouse/keyboards to connect to it) or serial connected accessories 2) having fond memories of Atari 2600 games and the good times you spent mastering them

Posted by: Old_mean_Tom at February 27, 2014 07:04 PM (Zz48T)

333 shredded chi: yep.

Katy Perry's first album was released on a small gospel label under her real name... which is Katy Hudson. It's now something of a collector's item.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:04 PM (HVI5a)

334 329 A grower not a shower comment? Sheesh, story of my life.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:05 PM (ojnk6)

335 OK, I'm out. I have this overwhelming compulsion to go watch Stevie Ray Vaughn videos and drink. It's not you, it's me. tomorrow night, mi amigoes

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 27, 2014 07:05 PM (JMmQ9)

336 And we shouldn't forget "CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ"

Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 07:05 PM (fwcEs)

337 And I've heard IT friends rave about the IT Crowd and it does sound good from their reports. Such as the Asperger's-esque IT geeks in the corporation's basement watching some YouTube (?) thing about how to make casual conversation about sports and not look like an idiot to ordinary coworkers when at the pub.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 07:05 PM (2ftsL)

338 I forgot about WKRP. I could look it up on IMDB but I never watched it. I did like the show that had Phil Hartman in the show about News. I can’t remember the name & I just read it a few comments ago.

Posted by: Carol at February 27, 2014 07:05 PM (z4WKX)

339 Brent Spiner {ST:TNG Data} on Night Court ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUsTGtpojA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE6brM24yIA

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 07:05 PM (qoKTg)

340 I know there's morons who don't like it, but my favorite by far is The Big Bang Theory The cast has great comic timing and chemistry, Sheldon and Bernadette have the funniest moments Kaley Cuoco is more than a pretty face too, she's great with The Shat on those Priceline commercials Speaking of Priceline, who among us doesn't love The Shat for throwing a smug hipster out a 30 story window in the latest commercial

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 07:05 PM (aTXUx)

341 tcn: thanks for remembering that.

WKRP was a fantastic show. Can't believe there was nothing else ever like it. I still miss it... especially the hard-rock music over the ending credits (which I recently read were an intentional mishmash of nonsense lyrics).

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:06 PM (HVI5a)

342 Phil Hartmann's character, Bill McNeal, was absolutely hilarious. The episodes where he hoards the sandwiches from the vending machine, and when he and Dave gave up cigarettes and coffee respectively were pure classics.

Hartmann's death was one of the few in showbiz that had a real emotional impact on me.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 07:07 PM (m0h0I)

343 319 Times up, and I'm going to bed - The Phlegm Building

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 07:08 PM (aDwsi)

344

>>> let alone the XT style mouse/keyboards to connect to it...

 

I keep one of those keyboards for equipment at work that still uses them.

Posted by: PMRich at February 27, 2014 07:08 PM (KDUNf)

345 Alton, I mentioned it last night - try to find his acoustic set from MTV Unplugged. Very good. Especially Pride & Joy.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 07:08 PM (hezPX)

346 Phil Hartman. Phillip Seymour Hoffman. With actors, it's always the really talented ones that go too soon--and in stupid ways....

Posted by: JoeyBagels at February 27, 2014 07:08 PM (Usdw3)

347 DDRINO: No question, Phil Hartmann was a true renaissance man. He was talented in numerous areas, not just comedy.

Anybody here have a copy of Poco's album "Legend"? That's Hartmann's drawing of a charging horse on the cover.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:09 PM (HVI5a)

348 Speaking of sitcoms, what is George Lopez up to? I think this might be his 4th or 5th.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:09 PM (MtC8f)

349 Most of the shows we're fondly remembering could not be done in a PCway today, much like Blazing Saddles couldn't be made. Products of s bygone era, but funny as hell.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:10 PM (ojnk6)

350 George Lopez? These days RWC, I read his main hobbies are:

(1) counting his money
(2) hating whitey

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:10 PM (HVI5a)

351 "Having an old ibm 386 that boots Windows 3.11 but not having a monitor around that can display it"

I had a very high end professional monitor and display card combo that would have worked.

Sadly, took it on a last ride to e-waste not all that long ago. Hardware perfectly okay. No drivers for any modern OS.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 07:10 PM (gqT4g)

352 348 Speaking of sitcoms, what is George Lopez up to?

I think this might be his 4th or 5th.

Posted by: RWC at February 28, 2014 12:09 AM (MtC8f)

 

Being an unfunny racist asshole can do that to you.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 07:10 PM (LI48c)

353 Posted by: kbdabear at February 28, 2014 12:05 AM (aTXUx) I like Big Bang. Loved it actually. It just got too boring.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:11 PM (MtC8f)

354 If only he had gotten off the drugs and stayed reasonably healthy, I'd bet that Richard Pryor would have found his way onto a sitcom by now.

Now whether the sitcom would have been worth watching or not, who knows.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:11 PM (HVI5a)

355 Being an unfunny racist asshole can do that to you. Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2014 12:10 AM (LI48c That was my point.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:12 PM (MtC8f)

356 Anybody here ever watch Cedric the Entertainer on the TVLand sitcom "Soul Man"??

It's not exactly a classic, but Cedric's not bad in it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:13 PM (HVI5a)

357 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 28, 2014 12:10 AM (HVI5a) He has a new show coming on. Same old same old.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:13 PM (MtC8f)

358 I think BBT went downhill when it turned into a relationship show rather than staying as a geek show, RWC, although it has picked up a bit this season.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 07:13 PM (2ftsL)

359  @ 347 [qdpsteve] -- No shit? I had no idea.

He was a truly impressive guy.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 07:14 PM (m0h0I)

360 350 Agreed. First time I saw his act, I realized what he was. No more.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:14 PM (ojnk6)

361 337 And I've heard IT friends rave about the IT Crowd and it does sound good from their reports. Such as the Asperger's-esque IT geeks in the corporation's basement watching some YouTube (?) thing about how to make casual conversation about sports and not look like an idiot to ordinary coworkers when at the pub.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 28, 2014 12:05 AM (2ftsL) Hide posts from (2ftsL)


There are extremely funny bits all through the series, but sometimes it takes the bit in its teeth and just heads off....."The Work Outing" (season 2's opener) is a prime example. (If you're streaming, watch at least the initial episode of season 1 first so you know who people are).

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 07:14 PM (T1005)

362 358 I think BBT went downhill when it turned into a relationship show rather than staying as a geek show, RWC, although it has picked up a bit this season.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 28, 2014 12:13 AM (2ftsL)

 

I do like the episode where the girls buy a comic to try and figure out why the guys like them so much.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 07:15 PM (LI48c)

363 I admit that even though BBT is probably a halfway decent show, I have a huge bias against anything produced by Chuck Lorre. The man just oozes liberal Hollywood contempt for middle America.

It also doesn't help that it's so obvious that the laugh tracks on his shows are "sweetened" to the absolute heights of absurdity.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:15 PM (HVI5a)

364 I was going to watch something on demand but saw Rand Paul on the Hannity Show & I am glad he is trying to grow the republican party. I listened to most of the interview. Hannity must have day off.

Posted by: Carol at February 27, 2014 07:15 PM (z4WKX)

365 Two recent ones that I loved but are getting boring.. The League Alway Sunny. Still holding out for Always Sunny but The League is fart joke humor now. Boring.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:15 PM (MtC8f)

366 DDRINO: Yep. You're not the only one who misses Phil. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:16 PM (HVI5a)

367 someone needs a go get our MissTammy bat signal. it is not the one with a bat silhouette , it is the one with a silhouette of red pick up with a gun rack.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 07:16 PM (rDidD)

368 The British had some good sitcoms, Coupling & Ab Fab, were two recentish ones.

Posted by: lindafell at February 27, 2014 07:16 PM (PGO8C)

369 The 70s really sucked but what made the times bearable was that it was a golden age for sitcoms Bob Newhart Show All in the Family Happy Days The Odd Couple Taxi Sanford and Son Mary Tyler Moore WKRP Barney Miller The 80s didn't do badly either Cheers Married With Children Newhart Night Court The 90s had two favorites of mine, I never got why "Friends" was thought to be hilarious Seinfeld Frasier I liked Home Improvement too, and the 90s had The Simpsons episodes worth watching. After the 90s it became "A Lecture from Lisa"

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 07:16 PM (aTXUx)

370 #340: Bernadette is so beautiful, too. I really envy Wollowitz.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 07:17 PM (/96QU)

371

Ha Ha Ha Ha Who the fuck you assholes kidding? Political recourse is boning you in the ass. LMHBO H =hairy for those from Rio Linda.  There are terrorist cells here in the US. Vital Statistics has been lying for many years as to the number of illegals here. The country is broke and being run by a crew of  Marxist A Holes. The media is controlled by the government. Duh by a vowel fuckwads.........Vote for me I'll set you free...

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 07:17 PM (N3Al8)

372 My three favorite comedies of that era were Barney Miller, Are You Being Served and WKRP.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 27, 2014 07:17 PM (l3vZN)

373 358 I think BBT went downhill when it turned into a relationship show rather than staying as a geek show, RWC, although it has picked up a bit this season. Posted by: andycanuck at February 28, 2014 12:13 AM (2ftsL) That's the thing. I don't watch current episodes so I get a DVR full of past episodes of it.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:17 PM (MtC8f)

374 And qdpsteve is full of the trivia... I did not kno we Phil Hartmann was an artist or that he did that album cover - I'm sure I have it. yeah,, his was one of the few celebrity deaths that actually affected me. BBT has been growing on me. It comes on in reruns just be for Modern Family, so I catch it a couple times per week. In totally unrelated trivia news, did you know that Jo from Facts of Life & Tommy from Alice were siblings IRL?

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 07:17 PM (hezPX)

375 I watched a new show with tim allen, it is kinda funny, ostly because he openly tears into obama and has an aside where he espouses conservative ideals in the middle of his show.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 07:18 PM (rDidD)

376 Why English is Still the Lingua Franca I remember working with a guy from India who was a Bengali speaker. He was happy that English was the lingua franca there because otherwise he'd have to use Hindi, and more than a few Bengali speakers hate Hindi speakers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2014 07:18 PM (AymDN)

377 Cleanup on aisle 371 please.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:18 PM (ojnk6)

378 25 Signs You're Grown Up
"I don't want to grow up!"
Tom Servo: "I am a Toys-R-Us Kid!"
90 minutes of snark... damn Nevada Test Site or now, the NNSS.  Thanks Obamarama!
http://youtu.be/4QDA4o1C-SM
Pixy, please be nice!

Posted by: Forty Baht Barack at February 27, 2014 07:18 PM (U1+qF)

379 Alton, I mentioned it last night - try to find his acoustic set from MTV Unplugged. Very good. Especially Pride & Joy. Posted by: shredded chi at February 28, 2014 12:08 AM Quite right. My mostest favorite SRV acoustic song is (and always will be) Life by the Drop. I get goose-bumps every time I hear it. I've seen the acoustic version of Pride & Joy and it's outstanding. You could have handed SRV an out-of-tune ukulele and he would have ripped it anyway

Posted by: AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 27, 2014 07:18 PM (JMmQ9)

380 Oh, great, Russians in Ukraine, snagging airports, bumping around with gubs and scrambled jets ... what will they think of next?! Here's the good news .... Barack will probably manage this with the same skill that he has shown in his previous hard-core foreign policy triumphs. What, me worry?

Posted by: and irresolute at February 27, 2014 07:19 PM (RqHWH)

381 lindafell: remember back in the late 1980s when MTV was running reruns of the BBC(?) sitcom "The Young Ones"??

I admit it looked beyond crazy/stupid to me, but then I read later that that was the whole point of the show and that it was basically a punk version of Benny Hill, i.e., it was self-parodying.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:19 PM (HVI5a)

382 If I could go back in time to the 90s, I would nuke "Suddenly Susan" from orbit for the crime of boosting Kathy Griffin's career

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 07:19 PM (aTXUx)

383 Mike Hammer, I did not get home until well after 11 & then washed face, etc. Are you sick? I only read lsat 20+ comments. If you’re sick I hope you feel better. Try taking two vitamins day if you have and take them. I told my oncologist almost 12 years ago I was going to take two a day & she agreed that anything my body doesn’t need won’t stay in it.

Posted by: Carol at February 27, 2014 07:20 PM (z4WKX)

384 The 90s had two favorites of mine, I never got why "Friends" was thought to be hilarious

Because tits.

And the monkey.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 07:20 PM (hO9ad)

385 my favorite quote about russians - "they are sloppy, starving, stupid and they do maintenance with a sledge hammer."

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 27, 2014 07:20 PM (rDidD)

386 shredded chi: thanks!!

Wish I could figure out how to make a living with all of this trivia in my head someday. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:20 PM (HVI5a)

387 Considering the deep ties between Big Bang Theory and Roseanne, I'm a little surprised that Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke haven't appeared on BBT as feuding sisters yet.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 07:21 PM (/96QU)

388 Since the Horde's talking sitcomes, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned it yet...

GREEN ACRES anyone????!!???? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:21 PM (HVI5a)

389 Just reminded me, where the heck was Althelstan??? Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 11:36 PM (MtC8f) http://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/Æðelstān_Engla_Cyning

Posted by: lfrēd se Grēata at February 27, 2014 07:21 PM (AymDN)

390 sitcomes? sitcoms. My keyboard has a mind of its own these days.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:21 PM (HVI5a)

391 So listening to the news today on the radio, it is all big homo all the time. surely there are other things going on than 1-2% of the population voting with their sex organs or something. is this how Rome or Athens fell?

Posted by: gakk at February 27, 2014 07:21 PM (q0r5L)

392 Had a power outage and I get a pretty new hash!  Spring at last!  Acronym help You one plus quality...

Posted by: Forty Baht Barack at February 27, 2014 07:22 PM (U1+qF)

393 377 Cleanup on aisle 371 please. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 28, 2014 12:18 AM (ojnk6) Hide posts from (ojnk6)


Obnoxious asshole so far, but not necessarily actionable. Besides, he's showing up touting things we already know as if they're a revelation....there might be some amusement with this one.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 07:22 PM (T1005)

394 Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 28, 2014 12:17 AM (N3Al

And the non-sequitor of the week award goes to...

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 07:22 PM (hO9ad)

395 #373 Yes, RWC, it's just the last two seasons that haven't been as funny maybe since Howard got married although I do like the Dr Amy Farrah Fowler character. I didn't notice it but a friend noted that in season one (or two) one of the guys mentioned Blossom several times so getting the same actress in the show was an inside joke.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 07:22 PM (2ftsL)

396 I just knew that Katy would wait for me. She's got some miles on her, but so what!

Posted by: and irresolute at February 27, 2014 07:22 PM (RqHWH)

397 AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 28, 2014 12:18 AM (JMmQ9) Crossfire ...

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 07:22 PM (qoKTg)

398 Which sitcom would most folks here like to see turned... into a movie?

I admit, I think Married With Children could be turned into an awesome flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:23 PM (HVI5a)

399 @ qdpsteve / shredded chi -- The strange thing is, I never really realized just how much I admired Hartmann until he was gone. And then it was like, my God -- I wonder how many laughs I'm going miss out on because of this?

That's no trivial thing to me.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 07:23 PM (m0h0I)

400 News Radio was one of the most underrated sitcoms of all time. Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 11:40 PM (m0h0I) The reason I loved that show was that it was character driven and not plot driven, so that you really didn't need a plot aside from providing an excuse for the characters to be the characters.

Posted by: Se Lodweardprtt Ht at February 27, 2014 07:23 PM (AymDN)

401 53 Whatch you talkin bout Willis? Kiss my grits. The 80's and the damned catch phrases. Posted by: Boss Moss at February 27, 2014 10:59 PM (6bMeY) HELLLLOOOOOOO!!!!!

Posted by: Uncle Leo at February 27, 2014 07:23 PM (aTXUx)

402 there might be some amusement with this one.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 12:22 AM (T1005)


Can we play with it?

Posted by: tcn at February 27, 2014 07:24 PM (fwcEs)

403   377 Cleanup on aisle 371 please.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 28, 2014 12:18 AM (ojnk6)

 

Huh? what the fuck you talking about? This is AOS Hq No rules wewre violated

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 07:24 PM (N3Al8)

404 #395: Part of the reason Mayim Bialik was cast for that role is, she's a scientist in real life, a neurobiologist.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 07:24 PM (/96QU)

405 384 The 90s had two favorites of mine, I never got why "Friends" was thought to be hilarious

Because tits.

And the monkey.

Posted by: Methos at February 28, 2014 12:20 AM (hO9ad)

 

Because if you look real closely, you can see that Jennifer Aniston is not wearing a bra.

 

 

Posted by: Al Bundy at February 27, 2014 07:24 PM (LI48c)

406 393 I will defer, but watch, thsnks. If we're gonna go in the wayback machine, hows about Hogan's Heros? Best corollary to this Admin. evah....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:24 PM (ojnk6)

407 388 Since the Horde's talking sitcomes, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned it yet...

GREEN ACRES anyone????!!???? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 28, 2014 12:21 AM (HVI5a) Hide posts from (HVI5a)


I've been thinking it. And Beverly Hillbillies -- both shows predate the rural purge.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 07:24 PM (T1005)

408 380 Oh, great, Russians in Ukraine, snagging airports, bumping around with gubs and scrambled jets ... what will they think of next?! Here's the good news .... Barack will probably manage this with the same skill that he has shown in his previous hard-core foreign policy triumphs. What, me worry? Posted by: and irresolute at February 28, 2014 12:19 AM (RqHWH) Russians and airports? Put me in Hagel, I'm ready to play!

Posted by: Gen Wesley Clark at February 27, 2014 07:25 PM (WlWt+)

409 Oh, great, Russians in Ukraine, snagging airports, bumping around with gubs and scrambled jets ... what will they think of next?! Here's the good news .... Barack will probably manage this with the same skill that he has shown in his previous hard-core foreign policy triumphs. What, me worry?

Hmm, let me go check that nuclear blast simulator again...yup an S-10 targeting Bill Ayers apartment is still going to get me.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 07:25 PM (hO9ad)

410 Prothonotary: I admit I'm not a fan of Juliana Marguilies' "The Good Wife," BUT...

damn if Archie Panjabi isn't one of the most beautiful women on TV ever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:25 PM (HVI5a)

411 Mike Hammer, I did not get home until well after 11 & then washed face, etc. Are you sick? I only read lsat 20+ comments. If you’re sick I hope you feel better. Try taking two vitamins day if you have and take them. I told my oncologist almost 12 years ago I was going to take two a day & she agreed that anything my body doesn’t need won’t stay in it. Posted by: Carol ----------------- Carol - I'm flattered that you are concerned, but you have misinterpreted my comment. The question was asked (by me, actually) if anyone recalled the name of the fictional building where the sitcom 'WKRP' studio was located. What you saw, I assume, was my response of "The Phlegm Building". I'm fine..., or at least as fine as I usually am.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 27, 2014 07:25 PM (aDwsi)

412 qdpsteve, I don't remember the young ones. I was too, uh, busy to watch much TV in the late 80's, cause of ,uh, school and , uh, work, ya, that's it, school & work. Oh look, I have lots of ampersands, &&&&&&, nice huh?

Posted by: lindafell at February 27, 2014 07:25 PM (PGO8C)

413 "I told my oncologist almost 12 years ago I was going to take two a day & she agreed that anything my body doesn’t need won’t stay in it."

Whoa.

Get better nutritional advice.

You really can do yourself a bad turn with certain vitamins where your body really can't excrete an overload.

Note that it's quite possible for your oncologist to have completed an undergrad degree, medical school, and various follow-on training without having taken even one single basic course in nutrition and diet.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 07:26 PM (gqT4g)

414 GREEN ACRES anyone????!!???? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 28, 2014 12:21 AM
--
I could only get the b/w intro in utube with the opening jingle muted.  #Farm living is the life for me!  "Was it good for you honey?"  "Not, baaaaaaaaad."  Damn Woolite(tm)

Posted by: Forty Baht Barack at February 27, 2014 07:26 PM (U1+qF)

415 Or "You One Queef"!

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 07:26 PM (2ftsL)

416 Posted by: AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 28, 2014 12:18 AM (JMmQ9) "Life by the Drop" - what a great song. I was dressed for weeks after Alpine Valley... what a waste. I'm sure you know Jimmie's song "Six Strings Down" Every time I see someone here mention his name, all I think of is Denis Leary - "SRV is dead, but we can't get Bon Jovi near a fucking helicopter! "

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 07:26 PM (hezPX)

417 S-10 targeting Bill Ayers apartment is still going to get me. ------- Wait..., the Rooskies use Chevy pickup trucks?

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

418 ♫ there's a time you gotta grow and show you're growing now you know about the facts of life, the facts of life... ♫ [/groan] At least Molly Ringwald was on that show for a short time though. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 28, 2014 12:03 AM (HVI5a) I remember an episode from that first season (with all other extra girls, but no Jo) where Blair was making fun of another girl who was Tomboyish, with a subtle hint of her possibly having lesbian tendencies. In the end, Blair apologized for the insinuation and the Tomboy competed for homecoming queen or something like that. Now-a-days, the plot would involve Blair being taken down a peg and labeled a bully before Blair also comes out as a lesbian and we get the first young-teen French kiss on T.V.…

Posted by: Mrs. Garret's Hat at February 27, 2014 07:27 PM (AymDN)

419 402 there might be some amusement with this one.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 12:22 AM (T1005)

Can we play with it?
Posted by: tcn at February 28, 2014 12:24 AM (fwcEs) Hide posts from (fwcEs)


Wear gloves.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 07:27 PM (T1005)

420 lindafell: showoff!!!!!
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:27 PM (HVI5a)

421 276 I enjoyed 70s Show for the first season or two but then they seemed to have the kids get stoned the equivalent of two or three times a week so I dropped off watching it to monthly. Maybe a different activity (or a better show) popped up too but I did turn into an occasional viewer only. I always like Red especially and Kitty. And caught Red as a character on Star Trek: Voyager IIRC. "Hey, I know that guy! That's Red!" Posted by: andycanuck at February 27, 2014 11:42 PM (2ftsL) Red? Bitches leave. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvi8Ehdt5XI

Posted by: Clarance Bottinger at February 27, 2014 07:28 PM (HxSXm)

422 Might be a really cool time to crush some Russian armor there on the border ... make them blink ... again. Barack will know what to do..

Posted by: and irresolute at February 27, 2014 07:28 PM (RqHWH)

423

Hooters Hooters

 

Yum Yum Yum

 

Hooters Hooters

 

On a girl that's dumb

Posted by: The Bundy Family Creedo at February 27, 2014 07:28 PM (LI48c)

424 You know I was all ready to support zombie turtle kid's campaign until I realized ZTK is kinda a jerk. That's why I'm going all Ferret Party this year.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 27, 2014 07:28 PM (OCFnV)

425 happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:28 PM (HVI5a)

426

Here I sit broken hearted

I wanted to save my country

But only farted

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 07:29 PM (N3Al8)

427 Am also very surprised no one here has yet brought up the MOST AWESOME SITCOM EVAHHHHHHHH...

South Park.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:29 PM (HVI5a)

428 I've been thinking it. And Beverly Hillbillies -- both shows predate the rural purge. Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 12:24 AM (T1005) Anyone remember the SNL spoof of that, the "Bel Arabs"? Doubt they's even repeat that old skit on T.V., let alone do anything like it today.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2014 07:29 PM (AymDN)

429  @ 400 [Se Léodweardprætt] -- I hadn't considered that, but it's very true. Steven Root's character (the station owner) was great, too.

And Maura Tierney was a very attractive woman.

There really was nothing about that show I didn't like.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 07:30 PM (m0h0I)

430 So is this a Post Turtle or one found upside down in the desert?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 07:30 PM (Nmx3n)

431 AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 28, 2014 12:18 AM Crossfire ... Posted by: Adriane... at February 28, 2014 12:22 AM I own a harmonica, I have never insinuated that I can actually play the harmonica...

Posted by: AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 27, 2014 07:30 PM (JMmQ9)

432 424 LOL. Hope you landed well and were successful.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:30 PM (ojnk6)

433 I don't remember the young ones. I was too, uh, busy to watch much TV in the late 80's, cause of ,uh, school and , uh, work, ya, that's it, school & work. Oh look, I have lots of ampersands, &&&&&&, nice huh? Posted by: lindafell at February 28, 2014 12:25 AM (PGO8C) Interesting factoid: "Young Ones" was not billed as a comedy, but as a variety show. The reason is that a variety show got more production money than a comedy show. That is why they have the musical guests on the show.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2014 07:31 PM (AymDN)

434 424 You know I was all ready to support zombie turtle kid's campaign until I realized ZTK is kinda a jerk.

That's why I'm going all Ferret Party this year. Posted by: Maetenloch at February 28, 2014 12:28 AM (OCFnV) Hide posts from (OCFnV)



Ya gotta admit, the stuff the paid trolls say is very informative as to the mindset on the other side....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 07:32 PM (T1005)

435 happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy... Posted by: qdpsteve at February 28, 2014 12:28 AM (HVI5a) A little mood music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHKt9qNkIls

Posted by: Stinky Wizzleteats at February 27, 2014 07:32 PM (AymDN)

436 AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 28, 2014 12:30 AM (JMmQ9) I have a similar affliction with a bass guitar ... Mums the word!

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 07:33 PM (qoKTg)

437 Read on one of the NY Mets blogs that production crews were at Citi Field shooting scenes for Sharknado II Sharknado will win this time. Red Bill won't allow anyone to shoot it or blow it up

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 07:33 PM (aTXUx)

438 This place has become Douchebag Emporium Extraordinaire. Turn in your cutlass immediately.

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 07:33 PM (N3Al8)

439 434 Grok that. It is informative. It lets you knowmwho they fear, early on. Such as a Scott Walker type guy....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:34 PM (ojnk6)

440 Political Hat, Be careful, "They" might declare a fatwa/jihad on you for even mentioning it. (Hey, did I spell that right?) /sarc

Posted by: lindafell at February 27, 2014 07:34 PM (PGO8C)

441 #410: I wasn't familiar with her, so I looked her up on Wikipedia, and she is quite the beauty, all right!

You know who else I think is an underrated beauty? Mindy Kaling. I've never watched The Mindy Project, but I'm tempted to just because of the star's looks.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 07:34 PM (/96QU)

442 436 AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 28, 2014 12:30 AM (JMmQ9)

I have a similar affliction with a bass guitar ...

Mums the word! Posted by: Adriane... at February 28, 2014 12:33 AM (qoKTg) Hide posts from (qoKTg)


***sigh*** I have a similar affliction with at least 14 guitars and basses and a small stack of synths. I tell people that I "play with" the instruments instead of "play them".

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 07:35 PM (T1005)

443 Anyone ever heard a cat snore? They're almost as loud as people My fat kitteh is sawing wood right now

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 07:36 PM (aTXUx)

444 As for SRV -- I'm not sure I like him anymore. Just about the time I thought I was making progress on the guitar, I decided to try my hand at some of his "simpler" stuff.

Well, I'm making progress -- it's just on everything but SRV's "simpler" stuff.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 07:37 PM (m0h0I)

445 Jimmy Fallon had a funny bit last night:

"In France, they've invented a machine that can read your pet's language and convert it into words. They tried it on several dogs, and it worked. The most commonly deciphered phrase was: 'where are my testicles?' Then they tried it on a cat, but all that kept coming back was 'I'm gonna kill you in your sleep.'

Not bad...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:37 PM (HVI5a)

446 At the nudie bar...
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ri03_al-bundy-fights-at-the-nudie-bar_fun

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 07:37 PM (2ftsL)

447 "Turn in your cutlass immediately."

I left it at the Oldsmobile dealership with the keys. The head gasket was blown.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 07:37 PM (gqT4g)

448 438 Aaaannhddd..... ?here's the reason to blow off the Dbag....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:38 PM (ojnk6)

449 When the whip comes down urban assault squads manned/womaned by whack job college debtors are going to kick yer families ass.

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 07:38 PM (N3Al8)

450 The Political Hat at February 28, 2014 12:31 AM (AymDN) If we're going Variety Show, Carol Burnett!

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 07:38 PM (qoKTg)

451 Prothonotary: Mindy Kaling's not bad, but she's no Mila Kunis.

Finally saw one of Mila's new Jim Beam ads last night. Too much CGI... but hey, it had Mila so it's all good.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:38 PM (HVI5a)

452 AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 28, 2014 12:30 AM I have a similar affliction with a bass guitar ... Mums the word! Posted by: Adriane... at February 28, 2014 12:33 AM We should do an album... or at least three or four singles...

Posted by: AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 27, 2014 07:38 PM (JMmQ9)

453 Jimmy Fallon had a funny bit last night:

Is he still on the air?

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 07:39 PM (hO9ad)

454 439 434
Grok that. It is informative. It lets you knowmwho they fear, early on. Such as a Scott Walker type guy.... Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 28, 2014 12:34 AM (ojnk6) Hide posts from (ojnk6)



Gotta admit that having a Walker "kick out the props" candidate along with a Cruz "get in their faces" candidate makes me sit up straighter and think, "a choice? A real choice?!?"

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 07:39 PM (T1005)

455 447 "Turn in your cutlass immediately."

I left it at the Oldsmobile dealership with the keys. The head gasket was blown.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 28, 2014 12:37 AM (gqT4g)

Knucklehead in every group lol

 

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 07:39 PM (N3Al8)

456 Methos: I think we're stuck with Fallon until the DNC invents a talking points robot that can also tell jokes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:40 PM (HVI5a)

457 there's a Britcom (online only?) called Misfits about a bunch of loser kids sentenced to community service but a freak storm gives them (and a bunch of other people in the London area) weird but minor super powers. Posted by: andycanuck at February 28, 2014 12:01 AM (2ftsL) Badonkadonk (2ftsL) Sounds like (very like) Misfits of Science, 1985: http://youtu.be/WRZWKfeN1u4 Including Courtney Cox. And some guys nobody cares about. Everybody rips everybody off - but at least this time they remembered to re-make the flops and not the successes!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 07:40 PM (qyfb5)

458 WKRP and Night Court. We're two of the best but my all time favorite of that era was Soap. I was pretty bummed when it was cancelled.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 27, 2014 07:40 PM (Z/QOy)

459 I suspect that ZTK is Raykon under a new sock

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2014 07:41 PM (aTXUx)

460 #451: Ah, yes, Mila Kunis...

...umm...

What were we talking about again?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 07:41 PM (/96QU)

461 If we're going Variety Show, Carol Burnett! Posted by: Adriane... at February 28, 2014 12:38 AM (qoKTg) Did Carol Burnett ever have Motorhead on?

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2014 07:41 PM (AymDN)

462 Jeeze I hate autocorrect

Posted by: Bill R. at February 27, 2014 07:42 PM (Z/QOy)

463 248 RWC Was watching Vikings. He is in the preview for the rest of the season.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 07:42 PM (sOtz/)

464 Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 28, 2014 12:38 AM (N3Al Impeach Clinton 12 Galaxies Guiltied to a Zegnatronic Rocket Society

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:42 PM (MtC8f)

465 Bill R.: Night Court did stuff that I couldn't believe they could get away with. But then as I recall they might have actually had a few run-ins with the network censors...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:42 PM (HVI5a)

466 ote that it's quite possible for your oncologist to have completed an undergrad degree, medical school, and various follow-on training without having taken even one single basic course in nutrition and diet. Posted by: torque wrench at February 28, 2014 12:26 AM (gqT4g) TorqueWrench, I was going through chemo & my doctor was ahead of the leading cancer hospitals. I dumped her twice because of her location 30 miles from my home. My older brother took me to all but the last chemo treatment & that was a nightmare. I had to drive an additional 20 or so miles to a dentist that would pull out an abscessed wisdom tooth in an area I had never been to & during a torrential rain storm in December of 2002. We thought she was a ditz but she’s brilliant & one of the highly rated oncologist by patients in Massachusetts. She has since moved from her practice to a rather new section of Newton Wellesley Hospital in the Cancer Section. I think that was added on four years ago. She talks fast,that’s why my older brother & I thought she was a ditz. I work in Boston & had to had radiation every single day @ Dana Farber & I would take the subway & walk back because it was winter & there was no underground station to wait at for return. I called her to ask her to give me a doctor at DF & she did. DF in 2003 did mammograms only. Mine did not show on a mammogram & if I did not bully the doctor at NW hospital & made him do a biopsy I would not be here. She was doing blood testing & annual MRIs 11 years ago. I called her again after seeing doctor to replace her at Dana Farber & told her she is stuck with me.

Posted by: Carol at February 27, 2014 07:42 PM (z4WKX)

467 454 Agreed. Waiting to see how the GOPe interpret this.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:42 PM (ojnk6)

468 Prothonotary: sorry, I can't remember either.

Ah, Mila..............................................................................

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2014 07:43 PM (HVI5a)

469 448 438
Aaaannhddd.....
?here's the reason to blow off the Dbag.... Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 28, 2014 12:38 AM (ojnk6) Hide posts from (ojnk6)


Well, he did just admit that spiraling college debt -- you may remember that part of Obamacare took over the issuance of student loans -- is a problem.


He's still thrashing around with strawmen and stereotypes, though. It'd be nice if he'd cough up something more interesting.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 07:43 PM (T1005)

470 Misfits is the shit, sad that the show has run it's course

Posted by: The Dude at February 27, 2014 07:43 PM (bStrg)

471 Posted by: Beagle at February 28, 2014 12:42 AM (sOtz/) Good. Thankfully the first episode didn't dissapoint. I was thinking my characters were being killed off.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:44 PM (MtC8f)

472 Jeeze I hate autocorrect
Tell me about it!

Posted by: ms. doucha flucking at February 27, 2014 07:44 PM (2ftsL)

473 As for SRV -- I'm not sure I like him anymore. Just about the time I thought I was making progress on the guitar, I decided to try my hand at some of his "simpler" stuff. Well, I'm making progress -- it's just on everything but SRV's "simpler" stuff. Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 28, 2014 12:37 AM work Cold Shot...it's slow enough, but hard enough...alas no harmonica space...

Posted by: AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 27, 2014 07:45 PM (JMmQ9)

474 Mike Hammer, I”m glad you are not sick. I never watch much television. My favorite comedy now is Shameless & it’s on Showtime.

Posted by: Carol at February 27, 2014 07:45 PM (z4WKX)

475 Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 28, 2014 12:38 AM (N3Al

Did you think before you typed that?

That's a serious question.

Are we really reduced to the point that the fear keeping us up at night is Obama's grand army of college debtors? Really?

I'm a college debtor. Are you expecting me to be part of Obama's blitzkrieg corpse? Sure, student loans can't be discharged in bankruptcy. So what? If there's no jobs to be had, you don't have any income, so there is also nothing they can do about it. It's a giant stalemate, not leverage.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 07:46 PM (hO9ad)

476 Wake up and smell the... well don't smell just kick ass

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 07:46 PM (N3Al8)

477 AltonJackson, from the harmonica section at February 28, 2014 12:38 AM (JMmQ9) I was thinking more of a concert tour kind of thing ... with a Whoville Smash the Instruments finale ...

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 07:47 PM (qoKTg)

478 @409 I have not seen a blast chart since the 1980s. There must be a good animated one online. Asking because Hagel, Kerry, Obama, and Rice scare the hell out of me, I mean for a friend.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 07:47 PM (sOtz/)

479 Knucklehead in every group lol

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 28, 2014 12:39 AM (N3Al

Oh.


Never mind.


It's erg.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 07:47 PM (hO9ad)

480 476 Wake up and smell the... well don't smell just kick ass Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 28, 2014 12:46 AM (N3Al Why be cryptic? What is the point you're trying to get at?

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 07:48 PM (MtC8f)

481 Goodnight from me and goodnight from him.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at February 27, 2014 07:49 PM (2ftsL)

482 What was your degree in, Methos, if I may ask?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 07:49 PM (ojnk6)

483 Anyone ever heard a cat snore? They're almost as loud as people I can hear my neighbor's bulldog across the street at times. Over traffic.

Posted by: t-bird at February 27, 2014 07:49 PM (FcR7P)

484  @ 473 [AltonJackson] -- Yeah, I've been working that for the past couple of days, making excruciatingly slow progress. He was so ungodly efficient on the fretboard that it sounds much, much, much easier than it really is. I just can't seem to keep my fingers off the wrong strings.

I'll keep at it, for sure. But, I will say, it's helping my playing on the other songs I've been working on. I'm learning not to waste quite so much motion while fretting.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 07:50 PM (m0h0I)

485 Sounds like (very like) Misfits of Science, 1985:
Including Courtney Cox. And some guys nobody cares about.


Fuck you.

Posted by: The Original Predator at February 27, 2014 07:50 PM (hO9ad)

486 "We thought she was a ditz but she’s brilliant & one of the highly rated oncologist by patients in Massachusetts."

Happy to hear it. Glad she has worked out well for you. Delighted that you have survived to be with the Horde today.

That said, it's just not true as a universal principle that your body can get rid of excess vitamin intake. Some stuff, yes, easily. Other stuff, no, with great difficulty if at all.

This is just the brute bare metal low level biochemistry talking.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 07:52 PM (gqT4g)

487 Never loan money to a friend. Just give it to them if they really need it. No payback required. Loan money to people you dislike. It is the best way to drive them away.

Posted by: Evil Blogger Lady at February 27, 2014 07:53 PM (UYjru)

488 ***sigh*** I have a similar affliction with at least 14 guitars and basses and a small stack of synths. I tell people that I "play with" the instruments instead of "play them".

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 12:35 AM (T1005)



Oh the humanity.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2014 07:53 PM (FMbng)

489 Looks like we have a turtle head poking out tonight.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 27, 2014 07:54 PM (HxSXm)

490 @471 Usually the first episode in a season starts out slowly. Not Vikings, which started like, well, a viking.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 07:55 PM (sOtz/)

491 Mindy Kaling is a cutie, but The Mindy Project is kinda lame.

Posted by: logprof: 'Noles! at February 27, 2014 07:55 PM (jrwvK)

492 Oh check your theater listings TPH.

Tomorrow nationwide is the opening of Hayao Miyzaki and Studio Ghibli's animated movie The Wind Rises about the designer for the A6M Zero-Sen.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 07:55 PM (Nmx3n)

493 Oh yeah, and The Vikings was great tonight.

Posted by: logprof: 'Noles! at February 27, 2014 07:56 PM (jrwvK)

494 To be fair, though, Mila Kunis is not underrated. Everyone knows she's hot. But Mindy Kaling and Melissa Rauch? Gorgeous women who rather unfairly never appear on anyone's list of the hottest women in Hollywood.

Sort of like the blonde chick from Two Broke Girls. I don't even know her name, because Kat Denning is all the rage. Not that I'd throw rocks at Denning, either... or, maybe I would, because I haven't quite grown beyond an elementary school student's ideas about flirting yet.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 07:57 PM (/96QU)

495 Laugh-In, for all it's liberal actors was actually a good show and go watch u-tubes of "News of the Future" clips from there and you'll see what I mean. Liberals back then were actually more Libertarians, and not the Progressives they are now Even then, they KNEW what their policies would un-furl into, but refused to recognize how out of control it would make society. The Libertarians back then, just as now wanted to be left ALONE, but did not realize that political correctness would be used as the bludgeon to make America one of the dumbest Governments on Earth. They thought that common sense would rule and no such thing as "No-Tolerance" could exist in any school, county , state or political party, and of course in journalism itself. had they known, I bet Dan Rowan and Dick Martin would have pushed Morals a lot more and not just got cheap laughs. Sorry for being so serious. Nite all

Posted by: Old_mean_Tom at February 27, 2014 07:57 PM (Zz48T)

496 Did Carol Burnett ever have Motorhead on? I see your Motorhead and raise you The Elephant's story from Mama's Family ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7EEfV7-kFI

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 07:58 PM (qoKTg)

497 486 "We thought she was a ditz but she’s brilliant one of the highly rated oncologist by patients in Massachusetts." Happy to hear it. Glad she has worked out well for you. Delighted that you have survived to be with the Horde today. That said, it's just not true as a universal principle that your body can get rid of excess vitamin intake. Some stuff, yes, easily. Other stuff, no, with great difficulty if at all. This is just the brute bare metal low level biochemistry talking. Posted by: torquewrench at February 28, 2014 12:52 AM (gqT4g) ============== 2-a-day you'll probably not get into too much trouble, but yeah. I've read of someone who died from too much vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin, building up in their liver.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at February 27, 2014 07:58 PM (Em6d4)

498

Posted by: Methos at February 28, 2014 12:46 AM (hO9ad)

 

Attenzione : Sr Methos  while we type here there are many armed terrorist training camps on US soil. The Pentagon has been infiltrated at the highest level by the muslim brotherhood. Urban combat kids riding around in up armored assault vehicles should be childs play for your bad ass. Just sayin I came to this place in 05/6 thinking when shit meets fan there would be a course of action layed out. Change the header here to Cheers and get it over with

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 07:58 PM (N3Al8)

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

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

500 Snew.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2014 07:59 PM (Iyg03)

501 I'm going to do some bragging on my wife. She is driving to Chicago right now, and trying to figure the stupid gun laws are ridiculous, it sounded like if you had a semi it needed to be taken apart so I told her just take my 357. She had never shot it so we went to the range today to get her used to it. This picture was her first six shots, it looks like three holes. I told her I spread my bullets around a bit so to make a better wound pattern, she didn't buy that. http://tinypic.com/r/n1dx90/8

Posted by: traye at February 27, 2014 07:59 PM (CubRT)

502

PS SR Metho if you install an n between the e and t you would have fresh breath

 

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 27, 2014 08:00 PM (N3Al8)

503 488 ***sigh*** I have a similar affliction with at least
14 guitars and basses and a small stack of synths. I tell people that I
"play with" the instruments instead of "play them".


Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 12:35 AM (T1005)


Oh the humanity.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 28, 2014 12:53 AM (FMbng) Hide posts from (FMbng)



There are a lot of dreams and schemes in there that aren't working out the way I'd hoped.



"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."

--Vladimir Lenin

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:01 PM (T1005)

504 494 To be fair, though, Mila Kunis is not underrated. Everyone knows she's hot. But Mindy Kaling and Melissa Rauch? Gorgeous women who rather unfairly never appear on anyone's list of the hottest women in Hollywood.

Sort of like the blonde chick from Two Broke Girls. I don't even know her name, because Kat Denning is all the rage. Not that I'd throw rocks at Denning, either... or, maybe I would, because I haven't quite grown beyond an elementary school student's ideas about flirting yet.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 28, 2014 12:57 AM (/96QU)


--I have been irritated by Mindy's whining about not being the classic girl in Hollywood in interviews.  I like her work, but FCOL Mindy you are a cute and funny chick who graduated from and Ivy League school. . . .

Posted by: logprof the 'Nole Fan at February 27, 2014 08:01 PM (jrwvK)

505 Attenzione : Sr Methos while we type here there are many armed terrorist training camps on US soil. The Pentagon has been infiltrated at the highest level by themuslim brotherhood. Urban combat kids riding around in up armored assault vehicles should be childs play for your bad ass. Just sayin I came to this place in 05/6 thinking when shit meets fan there would be a course of action layed out. Change the header here to Cheers and get it over with

Posted by: Zombie Turtle Kid at February 28, 2014 12:58 AM (N3Al


The fuck does this even mean?

I like good flame wars. I honestly do.  But I have to understand what insults or arguments are being tossed my way in order to respond back.

Posted by: AD at February 27, 2014 08:02 PM (bN3zc)

506 #491: I appreciate the input, there. I'll wait to buy the DVDs until I see them on sale for a really cheap price, then.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 08:02 PM (/96QU)

507 Mila Kunis:  http://tinyurl.com/cwvnzxj

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2014 08:02 PM (Iyg03)

508 What was your degree in, Methos, if I may ask?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 28, 2014 12:49 AM (ojnk6)

Mathematics, and unfortunately it wasn't until the first year of grad school that I sucked ass at teaching. In the second year, I pretty much demonstrated I sucked ass at the stuff that mathematics actually is these days, so the following year I wound up back home working at Blockbuster. Since then has pretty much just been many years of unanswered applications.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 08:02 PM (hO9ad)

509 Another Mila Kunis:  http://tinyurl.com/kwz9rbv

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2014 08:03 PM (Iyg03)

510 Is that article about the traumatizing 80's shows real?

Posted by: Biff Boffo at February 28, 2014 12:58 AM (1j9qS)


I know the Mr. Belvedere and Punky Brewster episodes are real so I would assume that the list is legit

Posted by: The Dude at February 27, 2014 08:04 PM (bStrg)

511 >>>To be fair, though, Mila Kunis is not underrated. Everyone knows she's hot.

Not really.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2014 08:04 PM (Iyg03)

512 I think my longest-standing sitcom crush would have to be Connie Hines, who played Wilbur's wife on Mr. Ed.

http://is.gd/FsZCdm

I watched the reruns every day after school when I was a kid, for her alone.

Total babe.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 08:05 PM (m0h0I)

513 501 I'm going to do some bragging on my wife. She is driving to Chicago right now, and trying to figure the stupid gun laws are ridiculous, it sounded like if you had a semi it needed to be taken apart so I told her just take my 357. She had never shot it so we went to the range today to get her used to it. This picture was her first six shots, it looks like three holes.

I told her I spread my bullets around a bit so to make a better wound pattern, she didn't buy that.

http://tinypic.com/r/n1dx90/8
Posted by: traye at February 28, 2014 12:59 AM (CubRT) Hide posts from (CubRT)



Nice. Looks like two outliers and four in the pocket. What was the range?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:05 PM (T1005)

514 506 #491: I appreciate the input, there. I'll wait to buy the DVDs until I see them on sale for a really cheap price, then.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 28, 2014 01:02 AM (/96QU)


--Her writing and acting on The Office bests The Mindy Project --at least the first season, which is all I saw-- hands down.

Posted by: logprof the 'Nole Fan at February 27, 2014 08:05 PM (jrwvK)

515 @498 "tempted" Can't emphasize that enough.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 08:05 PM (sOtz/)

516 499 Is that article about the traumatizing 80's shows real? Not that I was a
big fan of any of those shows, but I did watch them and for the life of
me I can't recall any of those listed episodes. Maybe I'm repressing
the memories? Anyway, I now have to try to find the "Too Close for
Comfort" episode from the list. The flaming gay neighbor gets gang-raped
by a van full of horny women? Intriguing.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at February 28, 2014 12:58 AM (1j9qS)

 

The Mr. Belvedere episodes were certainly real.  I remember seeing both of them.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2014 08:05 PM (LI48c)

517 Did anyone catch Bill O’Ego going on about being invited to the WH yesterday? I caught some of it in my car on way home tonight, i heard part of ValJar in my car around 11, I didn’t see had on FNC.

Posted by: Carol at February 27, 2014 08:06 PM (z4WKX)

518 wish they would hurry up and have the bluray of Harlock movie come out somewhere other than Japan

Posted by: The Dude at February 27, 2014 08:06 PM (bStrg)

519 508 What was your degree in, Methos, if I may ask?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 28, 2014 12:49 AM (ojnk6)
Mathematics, and unfortunately it wasn't until the first year of grad school that I sucked ass at teaching. In the second year, I pretty much demonstrated I sucked ass at the stuff that mathematics actually is these days, so the following year I wound up back home working at Blockbuster. Since then has pretty much just been many years of unanswered applications.
Posted by: Methos at February 28, 2014 01:02 AM (hO9ad) Hide posts from (hO9ad)


Are you an algebraist, an analyst, or a geometrician?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:07 PM (T1005)

520 "The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin But ... since we don't actually buy into the bourgeoisie notion that we should know how to play music on the instruments we own ... taxation and inflation doesn't apply to us!

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 08:07 PM (qoKTg)

521 R.I.P. Tracey Gold

Posted by: logprof: Go Seminoles! at February 27, 2014 08:07 PM (jrwvK)

522 Okay, maybe I should've qualified my statements about Kunis by saying she looks hot on film. Sort of like Cameron Diaz does.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 08:07 PM (/96QU)

523 of course I say that and then see YesAsia has the Hong Kong release set for the 7th

Posted by: The Dude at February 27, 2014 08:08 PM (bStrg)

524 The Dude your Blu-Ray player should handle the Japanese one.  Unless the Japan release lacks English subtitles.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 08:08 PM (Nmx3n)

525 The Dude your Blu-Ray player should handle the Japanese one. Unless the Japan release lacks English subtitles.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 28, 2014 01:08 AM (Nmx3n)


like the majority of Japanese releases, it has no subs. Just ordered a HK copy from YesAsia

Posted by: The Dude at February 27, 2014 08:09 PM (bStrg)

526 I reckon two a day of the cheapest multivitamins would not hurt you. The latest "studies," and from now on the quotes go with the word, say vitamins are worthless.

I used to take a hefty, not quite mega-dose of Vit C, because that's what you did back then, and it damned nearly killed me. Took about 15 years, but there you go.

That ascorbic acid makes hard kidney stones. So, don't do that.

Posted by: Sergei Eisenstein at February 27, 2014 08:09 PM (xq1UY)

527 The Pentagon has been infiltrated at the highest level by themuslim brotherhood.

By 'highest level' I assume you mean the one that twice got elected to the White House?

Urban combat kids riding around in up armored assault vehicles should be childs play for your bad ass.

I guess. If I can challenge them to a match of Street Fighter.

Not the Turbo version, that one was all cheap shit.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 08:09 PM (hO9ad)

528 cthulhu, 15 feet. The gun actually amazes me, it's and 2 and half inch barrel but is super accurate. I don't shoot it much because after about 4 wheels worth of 357, your hands and wrists have had enough.

Posted by: traye at February 27, 2014 08:10 PM (CubRT)

529 Oh good gravy enough with the Spring Training cocksucking a;ready ESPN!

Posted by: logprof the 'Nole Fan at February 27, 2014 08:10 PM (jrwvK)

530 Good Night. I’ve been up before 6 & have to work today.

Posted by: Carol at February 27, 2014 08:10 PM (z4WKX)

531 501 Drove to Chicago from GA. Made sure to unload the semi before entering ChicagoStan, and the peoples Republik of IL. Please make sure that if she is pulled over, the answers to gun questions are "not thar I'm aware of". It leaves a little wiggle room.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 08:10 PM (ojnk6)

532 520 "The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."

--Vladimir Lenin


But ... since we don't actually buy into the bourgeoisie notion that we should know how to play music on the instruments we own ... taxation and inflation doesn't apply to us! Posted by: Adriane... at February 28, 2014 01:07 AM (qoKTg) Hide posts from (qoKTg)


I was thinking more along the line of believing that they'd carry my cold corpse out of this house to realizing that the asshole bastards in California intend to tax the everloving crap out of me to pay their union buddies to build high-speed trains to nowhere and leave me eating dog food under one of the bridges.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:10 PM (T1005)

533
There are a lot of dreams and schemes in there that aren't working out the way I'd hoped.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 01:01 AM (T1005)



Yeah music is tough. Its the commitment from hell.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2014 08:11 PM (FMbng)

534 If dating Mila Kunis is Taking One For The Team, then I want to be on your freaking team. Everybody has bad hair days.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 08:11 PM (qyfb5)

535

Ok morans, you might think this is interesting.  Let's take a stroll through every ancient civilization and read what they had to say about the beginning of the world.  Caution, it's quite shocking.  I'm doing this as a refresher, but I recently learned all of this and was BLOWN AWAY by what I learned.  Sorry for the huge length, but it's ONT and this is some cool shit.

 

SUMERIA:  In 2500 BC the poets and scholars of Sumeria wrote the legend of creation, which consisted of a primitive Paradise and a terrible flood that engulfed and destroyed it because of the sin of an ancient king.  In 1929, Professor Woolley, digging into the ruins of Ur, discovered at a significant depth, an 8 foot layer of silt and clay which he believed represented the flood period.

 

One Sumerian legend told of how Adapa, a sage of Eridu, had been initiated into all lore by Ea, goddess of wisdom; one secret only had been refused him -- the knowledge of deathless life.   Another Sumerian legend narrated how the gods had created man happy; how man, by his free will had sinned, and had been punished with a flood, from which but one man -- Tagtug the weaver -- had survived.  Tagtug forfeited longevity and health by eating the fruit of the forbidden tree.

 

EGYPT:  The first god was the sun god Ra, who created man and woman, which were perfect and happy.  But their descendants had taken to evil ways and Ra, dissatisfied with his creatures, had destroyed a large part of the human race.

 

 

BABYLON:  The Babylonian story of creation consists of seven tablets (one for each day of creation) found in the ruins of Ashurbanipal's library at Kuyunjik (Nineveh) in 1854.   Chaos existed and nothing existed.  Chaos equaled the monster goddess Tiamat, and Marduk another main god slew Tiamat and split the dead Tiamat into two longitudinal halves in which he formed the earth and the sky.  

 

 

Marduk then kneaded the earth with his blood and thereby make men for the service of the gods.  Different versions differ on the precise way this happened, but all histories agree that in general man was fashioned by the deity from a lump of clay. 

 

 

Due to man's acquirement of knowledge from a monster called Oannes, half fish and half philosopher, the gods became dissatisfied with the men whom they had created, and sent a great flood to destroy them and all their works. 

 

The god of wisdom, Ea, took pity on mankind, and resolved to save one man at least -- Shamash-napishtim - and his wife.  The flood raged; men encumbered the sea like fishes' spawn.  Then suddenly the gods wept and gnashed their teeth at their own folly, asking themselves "Who will make the accustomed offerings now?" 

 

 

But Shamash-napishtim had built an ark, had survived the flood, had perched on the mountain of Nisir, and had sent out a reconnoitering dove; now he decided to sacrifice to the gods who accepted his sacrifice.

 

 

The survivors of the flood live forever and Marduk is described as a god who can give life back to the dead.   Human sacrifice sometimes occurred, but the lamb took that place.  Text reads:  "The lamb as a substitute for man, the lamb he gives for his life."

 

 

In the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest literary works ever, Gilgamesh a direct descendant of Shamash-napishtim, ponders is there no escape from death.  His ancestor eluded death.  So he sets out to find him.  He goes through a mountain for twelve miles and then begs Sabitu, virgin goddess of the seas, to let him pass through the ocean and tempest.  He takes forty days to arrive at the Happy Island were lives Shamash-napishtim, possessor of immortal life.

 

 

Gilgamesh begs of him the secret of deathlessness.  Shamash-napishtim answers by telling him the story of the flood, and how the gods, relenting of their mad destructiveness made him and his wife immortal because they had preserved the human species.  He offers Gilgamesh a plant whose fruit will confer renewed youth upon him who eats it; Gilgamesh is happy and goes home.  On the way home he stops to bathe and while he is bathing a serpent crawls by and steals the plant. 

 

 

ASSYRIA:    Ashur, was a solar god and the main national god.  Unfortunately no religious texts survive except for omens and exorcisms, nor are there any texts that survive that discuss the Assyrian view of creation.

 

 

PERSIA:  Thus spake Zarathustra.  Here appeared a great prophet in Airyana-vaejo, or the Aryan homeland.  He was called Zarathustra.  His conception was divine through a plant in which a guardian angel was placed.  The juice of the plant was consumed by a priest and a ray of light passed the juice into a maid of noble lineage.

 

 

Zarathustra left the world of man to live in the mountains.  The Devil tempted him their but to no avail.  Ahura-Mazda, the Lord of Light, revealed himself as the supreme god and gave unto him the Avesta or Book of Knowledge and Wisdom and bade him to teach mankind.  But he was scorned by the people.  At last a high prince of Iran, Vishtaspa promised to spread the new Zoroastrian faith to the people.

 

 

 

The creation of the world was accomplished in six periods (the heavens, the waters, the earth, plants, animals, man) the descent of all men from two first parents, the establishment of an earthly paradise, the discontent of the Creator with his creation, and his resolve to destroy all but a remnant of it by a flood. 

 

 

The world is conceived in dualistic terms as the stage of conflict, lasting twelve thousand years, between the god Ahura-Mazda and the devil Ahriman, purity and honesty are the greatest of the virtues and will lead to everlasting life; the dead must not be buried or burned but must be thrown to the dogs or to birds of prey.

 

 

 

INDIA/MOHENJO-DARO/ARYAN HOMELAND:    From the Vedas comes the Hymn of Creation which talks about nothingness existing in the beginning.  And then:  “The Only One breathed breathless by itself.” It’s a long poem so I will not repeat it here, but it is very interesting and kind of follows the creation story, although more pantheistic and even skeptical to an extent.

 

 

My source for all of this was written in the 1930s, so more updates may be called for.  I have excluded China, Japan and Korea from this history b/c frankly they are not ancient civilizations, none go back farther than 2500 yrs.  I also have excluded the Hittites, Phoenicians, Syrians and other minor players because just not enough is known about them.

 

Anyway, I hope you found this interesting.  I sure as hell did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: prescient11 at February 27, 2014 08:12 PM (6c5YU)

536 Putin ups the ante. RT @passantino Just in: Ukraine says military airport at Sevastopol in Crimea seized by Russian servicemen - Interfax via Reuters

Posted by: Thrawn at February 27, 2014 08:12 PM (WlWt+)

537 528 cthulhu, 15 feet. The gun actually amazes me, it's and 2 and half inch barrel but is super accurate. I don't shoot it much because after about 4 wheels worth of 357, your hands and wrists have had enough. Posted by: traye at February 28, 2014 01:10 AM (CubRT) Hide posts from (CubRT)



Very nice. They certainly seem to be going where she wants 'em.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:13 PM (T1005)

538 #512: One of my early TV crushes was Lydia Cornell from Too Close For Comfort. Sadly, she's an insane lefty now. Last I heard of her, several years ago, she picked a fight (of words) with Ann Coulter and lost.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 08:13 PM (/96QU)

539 9th circuit now prohibits students from wearing U.S. flag clothing on cinco de mayo: http://tinyurl.com/mugxl8b

Posted by: MAx at February 27, 2014 08:14 PM (b7yum)

540 My source for all of this was written in the 1930s, so more updates may be called for. I have excluded China, Japan and Korea from this history b/c frankly they are not ancient civilizations, none go back farther than 2500 yrs. I also have excluded the Hittites, Phoenicians, Syrians and other minor players because just not enough is known about them.

Anyway, I hope you found this interesting. I sure as hell did.




Posted by: prescient11 at February 28, 2014 01:12 AM (6c5YU)


--Um, you left out about a dozen civilizations and stuff.

Posted by: logprof at February 27, 2014 08:14 PM (jrwvK)

541 You have nothing to fear from inflation citizens! We have red pens.

Posted by: Bureau of Labor Statistics at February 27, 2014 08:14 PM (sOtz/)

542 I was thinking more along the line of believing that they'd carry my cold corpse out of this house to realizing that the asshole bastards in California intend to tax the everloving crap out of me to pay their union buddies to build high-speed trains to nowhere and leave me eating dog food under one of the bridges. Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 01:10 AM (T1005) Badonkadonk (T1005) Dog Food? You must be on the Gold Kulak plan!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 08:15 PM (qyfb5)

543 508 Sorry to hear tgis, Methos. I'm currently deemed either over or under qualified for a new position I'm looking for, so I feel it. Been doing call center work. Kill me now, please.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 08:15 PM (ojnk6)

544 Forgot had saved this from FB.  Beagle might get a kick out of this.

A combat photo of a Japanese ship exploding during Operation Hailstone.  From a Dauntless off USS Enterprise and the raid on Truk.

http://tinyurl.com/l2qlcl5

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 27, 2014 08:16 PM (Nmx3n)

545 @539 Seriously? That is chilling. Wear the French tricolour.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 08:16 PM (sOtz/)

546

Logprof:

 

Feel free to add.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 27, 2014 08:16 PM (6c5YU)

547 "I've read of someone who died from too much vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin, building up in their liver."

To include people who didn't even realize they were ingesting too much vitamin A.

Early Arctic explorers who shot and butchered and ate polar bears. Including the liver. Shortly thereafter ending up in acute trouble far from medical help. Polar bears make and store a whole lot of the stuff -- not known to said explorers. And humans can't just casually pee out an excess.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 08:17 PM (gqT4g)

548 Speaking of the State of SC (Thanks Al for the interwebz!)  Flashback on a childhood road trip for me.
http://www.thesouthoftheborder.com/

Posted by: Forty Baht Barack at February 27, 2014 08:17 PM (U1+qF)

549 526 I reckon two a day of the cheapest multivitamins would not hurt you. The latest "studies," and from now on the quotes go with the word, say vitamins are worthless.

I used to take a hefty, not quite mega-dose of Vit C, because that's what you did back then, and it damned nearly killed me. Took about 15 years, but there you go.

That ascorbic acid makes hard kidney stones. So, don't do that.
Posted by: Sergei Eisenstein at February 28, 2014 01:09 AM (xq1UY) Hide posts from (xq1UY)


The problem is that generic solutions are worthless. In general, with sufficient hydration, C is one of the toughest vitamins to get to do you harm.....but with the right setup.....


It's like the thing about taking a children's aspirin every day -- that got me a nasty attack of gout. And yet, everyone in my (mom's side) family seriously benefits from taking high-dose B vitamins -- it's almost like taking replacement thyroid hormone, the effect is that immediate and clear.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:18 PM (T1005)

550 Posted by: prescient11 at February 28, 2014 01:16 AM (6c5YU) You forgot the Romans. Who we all worship like they're gods around here. :-)

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 27, 2014 08:19 PM (OCFnV)

551 542 I was thinking more along the line of believing that they'd carry my cold corpse out of this house to realizing that the asshole bastards in California intend to tax the everloving crap out of me to pay their union buddies to build high-speed trains to nowhere and leave me eating dog food under one of the bridges.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 01:10 AM (T1005) Badonkadonk (T1005)


Dog Food? You must be on the Gold Kulak plan! Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 28, 2014 01:15 AM (qyfb5) Hide posts from (qyfb5)


No, but I've been staking out the neighborhood dogs and feel confident that I can take 'em.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:19 PM (T1005)

552 550 More like bad examples, IMO.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 08:20 PM (ojnk6)

553 @ Berserker / cthulhu / Alton -- It looks like I'll be in the market for a used Strat in the next week or two, in the $500 range. Any particular makes/models I ought to look out for?

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 08:21 PM (m0h0I)

554 To understand South Carolina, you need to know it is more than Republican v Democrat and conservative v liberal.  In the legislature, it is the corrupt "old guard" of both parties against reformers. 

Larry Martin is part of the corrupt old guard.  They are generally conservative, but only to a point, and will never agree to anything that wasn't their idea unless you pay them to do it.

Reformers are the younger, new guard of the GOP, mainly - Mark Sanford, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, DeMint, Gowdy.

Posted by: Adjoran at February 27, 2014 08:21 PM (QIQ6j)

555

Hey Maet, those papists and Greeks don't go back far enough.  LOL.  I obviously left off Judea b/c I think we all know that creation story...

 

But I've got Sumeria, Babylon, Assyria, Egypt, India, and Persia.  Other minor players, such as Phoenicia, Syria, Hittites and some nomadic peoples as well as essentially city states like Medes, etc., were left off b/c not much is known about them and/or they were absorbed in the big boys explicitly mentioned.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 27, 2014 08:22 PM (6c5YU)

556 "Just sayin I came to this place in 05/6 thinking when shit meets fan there would be a course of action layed out."

I certainly have several powerful fans ready for the arrival of the shit. And a generator to keep the fans running. Beyond that I'm going to rely on field improvisations and a cache of Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 08:22 PM (gqT4g)

557 Are you an algebraist, an analyst, or a geometrician?

It's been a long time, but if you know enough to ask that question, maybe you can understand my attempt at an answer. Modern Algebra at least by itself was straightforward enough. Analysis gave me headaches. Topology seemed the most interesting. But I had to pass exams on all three to stay in the program and only passed the first two. I thought I understood the big theorem that lets you go back and forth between homology and cohomology, but I never really had my head as well wrapped around the trick in the finite portion of the sets involved as I thought I did.

So I didn't really get to the specialization stage, and in any case failed the exam I cared most about, so that was that.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 08:23 PM (hO9ad)

558

Crazy thing is, out of all those ancient civilizations, only one remains intact in present day.  Those pesky Jews, they just won't go away.  LOL.

 

Says a lot!!  Maybe they've got something there...

Posted by: prescient11 at February 27, 2014 08:23 PM (6c5YU)

559 No, but I've been staking out the neighborhood dogs and feel confident that I can take 'em. Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 01:19 AM (T1005) Badonkadonk (T1005) Look out for those Shiba Inu, they're meaner than they look.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 08:24 PM (qyfb5)

560

One other fun fact for the horde.

 

The Chinese word for "wife" is made up of three symbols.

 

First is the symbol for "woman."

 

Second is the symbol for "broom."

 

Third is the symbol for "storm."

 

 

Fucking awesome.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 27, 2014 08:26 PM (6c5YU)

561 Except for shoulder patches, US flag clothing is a violation of 4USC, "The Flag Code." Although there is no enforcement authority for the rules, citing that could have gotten the school admin off the racism hook. They just don't think.

Of course it would have still been a 1A violation, but coming off looking like socon sticks-in-the-mud flag worshippers would have kept them out of the internationalist, stateless USA-betraying column. Well, they now have their hill to die on.

Feb 2 is the date of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. That should be made the designated Mexican holiday, and if they saw their shadow we'd have six more weeks of Invierno.

Posted by: Sergei Eisenstein at February 27, 2014 08:27 PM (xq1UY)

562 Large number of American Indian tribes have stories of ecological holocaust ... And most cultures contain myths that recognize the existence of evil as the reason we can't have nice things ...

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 08:27 PM (qoKTg)

563 562 Great comeback Adrianne. Thsnk you.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 08:29 PM (ojnk6)

564 This is what Maet considers a truncated ONT. Think about that for a minute. I'm just getting into the comments now because I've been reading the links.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 27, 2014 08:29 PM (oFCZn)

565 Why is this site refreshing on FF but not on Opera???

Posted by: logprof at February 27, 2014 08:30 PM (jrwvK)

566 Anna, That blew up like a boss. I had to change from my phone (which arbitrarily makes links into stuff like p // q // p) to my computer to see the link. Snowden would laugh at my computer lack-o' chops.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 08:30 PM (sOtz/)

567 561 I misspoke.  Any display of the American flag by students is now prohibited

Posted by: MAx at February 27, 2014 08:31 PM (b7yum)

568 @ Berserker / cthulhu / Alton -- It looks like I'll be in the market for a used Strat in the next week or two, in the $500 range. Any particular makes/models I ought to look out for?

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 28, 2014 01:21 AM (m0h0I)



You have a few choices. If you got $500 stay away from the mexican stuff. Some of it is very good, but if you got that kind of budget the American stuff can be had with a little patience.  Lets start this way, what exactly do you want a strat for, or basically what do you want it to do? What tone? There are a ton of choices.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2014 08:32 PM (FMbng)

569 567 And it used to be a daily occurrence. Wow, so far, so fast. And, 3 more years to go...

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 08:33 PM (ojnk6)

570 553 @ Berserker / cthulhu / Alton -- It looks like I'll be in the market for a used Strat in the next week or two, in the $500 range. Any particular makes/models I ought to look out for?
Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 28, 2014 01:21 AM (m0h0I) Hide posts from (m0h0I)



It really depends on why you want a Strat. Compared to a LP, a Strat has a narrower fingerboard with more curve, a better cutaway, a bunch of brighter -- though noisier and thinner -- tones, and balances different when you carry it. Which of these things is most important to you?


If I wanted a Strat sound, I could use a Strat-style Roland Guitar Synth controller (made by Ibanez) I have which would deliver -- and sustains out the yin-yang because it's neck-through-body -- but the goddamned thing weighs a ton. Alternatively, I get the pickup configuration without the hassle of a body at all (better cutaway than the better cutaway!) from my little Korean Steinberger. Both have the closer finger spacing and curvier fingerboards, though....



Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:34 PM (T1005)

571 Oy ... Roses are red, Violets are blue, Jist cause times are tuff, Ain't no reason to drink Mountain Dew ... or ... Something like that. Night, all ...

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 08:34 PM (qoKTg)

572 #562: That's one thing that's awesome about the Cherokee. White people came here with guns and Christianity and capitalism and a written alphabet, and the Cherokee said, "That shit is awesome! We gotta get us some of that."

They're now the largest and most prosperous Indian tribe. Their land isn't exactly a "reservation" in the normal sense of the word, because they bought it outright after the Trail of Tears relocation, figuring that that way they at least would have a defense against being forced off their land again. And, they tend to vote Republican.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 08:36 PM (/96QU)

573 @562 Watch enough jihadi videos as I have (one was enough really) and it's hard not to suspect some powerful evil in this world. The severed head soccer game recently was probably my last. Hard to imagine anything worse. But compared to jihadis I lack imagination.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 08:36 PM (sOtz/)

574 @550 You do kind of suck their uncircumcised cocks, you know.
Especially when you're in that "My country is rune'd! The barbarians are at the gates! Oh, wellaway" mood. Wealth having accumulated, men must decay.

The Roman creation myth is a summary of a summary. They claimed to be Trojans.
 

Posted by: Stringer "Coup Coup" Davis at February 27, 2014 08:37 PM (xq1UY)

575 Why is this site refreshing on FF but not on Opera??? Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2014 01:30 AM (jrwvK) Which version of Opera? It's working fine in the old Opera 12. Don't know about the "new" Opera which is an inferior Chrome clone which threw away everything that made Opera great.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2014 08:38 PM (AymDN)

576 564 This is what Maet considers a truncated ONT. Think about that for a minute. I'm just getting into the comments now because I've been reading the links. Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 28, 2014 01:29 AM (oFCZn) There's an app for that!

Posted by: and irresolute at February 27, 2014 08:38 PM (RqHWH)

577 Just got me 'drunk and/or insane' decoder ring and dammit! Zombie Turtle Kid stops posting. Well, 'night all. Global warming has it at 12 degrees now. The morning should be fun.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2014 08:42 PM (MtC8f)

578 >> ""Dog Food? You must be on the Gold Kulak plan!""

I think most of us will be on the Pot Metal Kulak plan.

I have thought ahead and upgraded to Tin using miles.

"No, but I've been staking out the neighborhood dogs and feel confident that I can take 'em."

It seems like all dogs in Commiefornia are converging into one of three types:

(a) Scary pits and other fighting dogs in chain leashes and spiked collars,

(b) Dopey loveable methlabs who just want to play all the time,

(c) Barky chihuahuas, poms and other purse dogs.

Not all of these mix very well (a metaphor for Commiefornia as a whole).

At the market the other day, someone had left their (c) dog outside and it went after a (b) dog rather aggressively. The Lab seems to have thought this was fun. Oh boy! A new play buddy! Whereas an (a) category dog would have immediately turned the (c) dog into a dishrag.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 08:43 PM (gqT4g)

579 @ Berserker -- I'm looking to get that single-coil tone in the middle and neck positions. I love my Tele at the bridge, but it gets a little muddy at the neck and with both with the WRHB. And, frankly, it would cost as much to get the good clones of the original WRHB as it would to just get a Strat for $500 and have the extra versatility.

I get some nice tone out of the Tele; it does a pretty damned good SG impression, in fact. I do like the fat HB sound as it is.

But, I'm just not getting the bright, sparkly sound you get out of single coils.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 08:43 PM (m0h0I)

580 557 Are you an algebraist, an analyst, or a geometrician?

It's been a long time, but if you know enough to ask that question, maybe you can understand my attempt at an answer. Modern Algebra at least by itself was straightforward enough. Analysis gave me headaches. Topology seemed the most interesting. But I had to pass exams on all three to stay in the program and only passed the first two. I thought I understood the big theorem that lets you go back and forth between homology and cohomology, but I never really had my head as well wrapped around the trick in the finite portion of the sets involved as I thought I did.

So I didn't really get to the specialization stage, and in any case failed the exam I cared most about, so that was that.
Posted by: Methos at February 28, 2014 01:23 AM (hO9ad) Hide posts from (hO9ad)


My mom and dad have 3 math degrees between 'em, and my mom prof'd math.....but I'm an accountant (who, BTW, topped the class in first-term Engineering calculus when it was held at a civilized hour -- the next term, the moved it to 8 am and I withdrew).


I wasn't a big analysis fan, myself -- but it sounds like you could might do well career-wise in applied maths.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:43 PM (T1005)

581 Maer is if nothing else..ubiquitous. Go look it up, horde.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at February 27, 2014 08:44 PM (ojnk6)

582 Which version of Opera? It's working fine in the old Opera 12. Don't know about the "new" Opera which is an inferior Chrome clone which threw away everything that made Opera great.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 28, 2014 01:38 AM (AymDN)


--Yeah, it only seems that since I "updated" my Opera it has failed to load any AoSHQ. Good gravy.

Posted by: logprof at February 27, 2014 08:44 PM (jrwvK)

583 559 No, but I've been staking out the neighborhood dogs and feel confident that I can take 'em.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 01:19 AM (T1005) Badonkadonk (T1005)


Look out for those Shiba Inu, they're meaner than they look. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 28, 2014 01:24 AM (qyfb5) Hide posts from (qyfb5)


....to say nothing of the f'in' terriers.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:44 PM (T1005)

584 Wow, could the Ken Jeong ads on ESPN be any unfunnier?

Posted by: logprof at February 27, 2014 08:44 PM (jrwvK)

585 The Universal Flood theory is giving anti-creationists fits. It cannot be denied, there's a lot of proof for it, and as dating improves, the different sites are getting closer to each other in time, not farther apart. Haven't found any Arks yet.

Of course it's explainable through natural means, but the arguments have gone far past that point now. Every time something biblical turns out to be rational, it's a solid poke in the eye to the new-evolutionists. Fun to watch. I'm glad popcorn evolved.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 27, 2014 08:45 PM (xq1UY)

586 Prothonotary Warbler at February 28, 2014 01:36 AM (/96QU) And then they sold their clothes at Target ...

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 08:46 PM (qoKTg)

587 --Yeah, it only seems that since I "updated" my Opera it has failed to load any AoSHQ. Good gravy. Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2014 01:44 AM (jrwvK) Go back to Opera 12 (i.e. the *real* Opera). It is highly configurable and has everything plus the kitchen sink. The new one doesn't even have bookmarks because some survey they did said that most people don't use bookmarks. You can't configure the way it looks, or any of the many little features (notes, being able to put the tabs wherever you want, built in feeds & chat & bitrorrent, "go to page" by right clicking link, the "open closed tabs" options, &c. &c. The new one just opens new tabs, but can't be configured, or be used like the old Opera was.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2014 08:49 PM (AymDN)

588 579 @ Berserker -- I'm looking to get that single-coil tone in the middle and neck positions. I love my Tele at the bridge, but it gets a little muddy at the neck and with both with the WRHB. And, frankly, it would cost as much to get the good clones of the original WRHB as it would to just get a Strat for $500 and have the extra versatility.

I get some nice tone out of the Tele; it does a pretty damned good SG impression, in fact. I do like the fat HB sound as it is.

But, I'm just not getting the bright, sparkly sound you get out of single coils.
Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 28, 2014 01:43 AM (m0h0I) Hide posts from (m0h0I)


What's your take on the neck? It does sound like you're not into being a purist, which opens some doors.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 08:51 PM (T1005)

589 #586: Are they behind that brand? I didn't know that. I figured some whitey just thought it'd be a cool brand name.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 08:51 PM (/96QU)

590 The Universal Flood theory is giving anti-creationists fits. It cannot be denied, there's a lot of proof for it, and as dating improves, the different sites are getting closer to each other in time, not farther apart. Haven't found any Arks yet. Of course it's explainable through natural means, but the arguments have gone far past that point now. Every time something biblical turns out to be rational, it's a solid poke in the eye to the new-evolutionists. Fun to watch. I'm glad popcorn evolved. Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 28, 2014 01:45 AM (xq1UY) Raising sea levels at the end of the last Ice Age. The Black Sea used to be a freshwater lake below sea level. When the sea level rose, massive flooding happened. Similarly, the Persian Gulf used to be mostly dry, and then the ocean poured over the straights of Hormuz. Interestingly enough, "Eden" was supposed to be at the head of four rivers including the Tigris and Euphrates. If that is taken to mean not the source but the end of the river, it turns out that the Tigris and Euphrates are joined by two now dead rivers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2014 08:52 PM (AymDN)

591  @ 570 [cthulhu] -- I am actually looking for that brighter sound, and I've started to get used to the thin neck on my Tele, and like the feel of the maple fingerboard compared to the rosewood n' mahogany ones I've used. (I also like the durability of the maple neck, having dropped a mahogany-necked acoustic in the past).

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 08:52 PM (m0h0I)

592 LOL all the puns ESPN is using about masks and LBJ are Teh funneh!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: LIV at February 27, 2014 08:52 PM (jrwvK)

593

The new one just opens new tabs, but can't be configured, or be used like the old Opera was.

 

So your saying that they  now are using the Bill Gates model of 'upgrades"

Posted by: PMRich at February 27, 2014 08:52 PM (KDUNf)

594 So, black armbands A-OK. US flag verboten. The case even cited Tinker, but because some students might be violent the court actually ruled a flag ban is acceptable. Not that I didn't trust @539, it's just an incomprehensibly bad decision chilling speech. Clearly the Tinker court imagined black armbands with something like swastikas disrupting school. But no, here it's the US flag, in the US. I was telling ace, he could do 30 posts a day with only "Can you believe this shit?" as a hyperlink. There's one.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 08:53 PM (sOtz/)

595 The new one just opens new tabs, but can't be configured, or be used like the old Opera was. So your saying that they now are using the Bill Gates model of 'upgrades" Posted by: PMRich at February 28, 2014 01:52 AM (KDUNf) It's such a step backwards, that it leaves even Gates facepalming. Honestly, I think they are killing off their browser development to focus on the mobile market and other things they've gotten into.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2014 08:54 PM (AymDN)

596 #591: My copy of The Epic of Gilgamesh states in the supplementary notes that Gilgamesh was the fifth post-diluvial ruler of Uruk. apparently, archaeologists found some of those cuneiform tablets that stated that.

"Post-diluvial", by the way, means "after the flood". There's only one flood that could be referencing, if you ask me.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 08:56 PM (/96QU)

597 And, yes -- I've gotten pretty fond of the Tele neck. It's more demanding than a fatter one, which I think is a good thing. My acoustic playing has benefited from playing the thinner neck on the Tele. I'm not as sloppy as I was before.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 08:56 PM (m0h0I)

598 @585 The same people pushing a 100' rise in the oceans from coal plants lack the vision to imagine a great flood in the past. It boggles the mind.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 08:57 PM (sOtz/)

599 153 Thank the Norman invasion for English becoming simplified. Ere that, Anglo-Saxon grammar was complex. You can also thank the Norman conquest and the influx of Norman French for our richness of synonyms. We have the plain sturdy English words and then their Latin/French derived synonyms with their nuances of meaning. No other language has so many synonyms (which makes for both precision and subtlety.)


You're welcome, peasants!

Posted by: William the Conqueror at February 27, 2014 08:58 PM (AWwDY)

600 "Post-diluvial", by the way, means "after the flood". There's only one flood that could be referencing, if you ask me. Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 28, 2014 01:56 AM (/96QU) Cleary, it was this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMEEiGe4Tk8

Posted by: They Might Be Giant Hats at February 27, 2014 08:58 PM (AymDN)

601 Happiness is .223" 55gr FMJ over 19.6gr IMR4198.


Evening roonz and roonettez! If you can decipher the above you know just what I'm doing right now.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 08:59 PM (yh0zB)

602 589 #586: Are they behind that brand? I didn't know that. I figured some whitey just thought it'd be a cool brand name. Tongue in cheek. I don't actually know.

Posted by: Adriane... at February 27, 2014 09:00 PM (qoKTg)

603 And where are you going to get a lawyer?"

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2014 11:18 PM (8lmkt)


Now THAT is funny!

Posted by: bill-o at February 27, 2014 09:00 PM (AWwDY)

604 Actually, to be precise they're .224"...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 09:02 PM (yh0zB)

605 @ Berserker -- I'm looking to get that single-coil tone in the middle and neck positions. I love my Tele at the bridge, but it gets a little muddy at the neck and with both with the WRHB. And, frankly, it would cost as much to get the good clones of the original WRHB as it would to just get a Strat for $500 and have the extra versatility.

I get some nice tone out of the Tele; it does a pretty damned good SG impression, in fact. I do like the fat HB sound as it is.

But, I'm just not getting the bright, sparkly sound you get out of single coils.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 28, 2014 01:43 AM (m0h0I)



I'm trying to figure out just what strat tone you want. An SRV tone? Hendrix tone? David Gilmour/pink floyd tone? Vintage strat tone?  A general do it all strat thing? 


I need to know because fender alone probably has 1/2 dozen different sets of custom shop pickups, and some are very good at doing certain things, and some actually come in certain strats from the factory that may fit in your budget. there are also some really good aftermarket strat pickups that can be had cheap. You could have a damn nice guitar with the right planning. I went through it with strats, I still have at least a dozen of them, and most are set up different from each other. The pickup choices alone make then stand apart from each other. Then you got the guitars themselves. Some have flatter radius boards with 22 frets, some have more of a radius with 21 frets. Some have vintage style bridges, some have more modern 2 point bridges, etc etc.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2014 09:03 PM (FMbng)

606 #603: It's certainly possible. Being exempt from federal labor laws would be a big plus in making an inexpensive clothing brand for a discount department store chain. I'll have to research that.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:03 PM (/96QU)

607 You're welcome, peasants! Posted by: William the Conqueror at February 28, 2014 01:58 AM (AWwDY) Cifesboren!

Posted by: Edƿard theling at February 27, 2014 09:03 PM (AymDN)

608 598 And, yes -- I've gotten pretty fond of the Tele neck. It's more demanding than a fatter one, which I think is a good thing. My acoustic playing has benefited from playing the thinner neck on the Tele. I'm not as sloppy as I was before.
Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 28, 2014 01:56 AM (m0h0I) Hide posts from (m0h0I)



One thing about Strats is that setup is very important. You need a luthier you can talk to or need to get familiar enough to fiddle yourself. And -- http://tinyurl.com/l9hlcm6

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:07 PM (T1005)

609 Night all. Here is "Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhjSzjoU7OQ

Posted by: e Political Hat at February 27, 2014 09:07 PM (AymDN)

610 "Post-diluvial", by the way, means "after the flood". There's only one flood that could be referencing, if you ask me.

I am reminded of the term antediluvian from the White Wolf World of Darkness rpg setting. It applied to the third generation of vampires whose wickedness made the Flood necessary.

I always loved how the setting simultaneously had were-creatures with genetic memories covering a billion years of evolution and vampires who could trace their lineage back to the Biblical Cain and never felt the need to resolve the contradiction.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 09:08 PM (hO9ad)

611 ....to say nothing of the f'in' terriers..... Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 01:44 AM (T1005) Badonkadonk (T1005) Dude, that ain't even worth thinking about. Just give 'em a wide berth. The new one doesn't even have bookmarks because some survey they did said that most people don't use bookmarks. Posted by: The Political Hat at February 28, 2014 01:49 AM (AymDN) Badonkadonk (AymDN) Right problem, wrong answer. People don't use bookmarks because bookmarking UI hasn't changed since the mid-90s. A few people have tried to create a new interface using mind-mapping theory, but AFAICT none of them have finished the project. I think programmers look at the problem and decide to wait for AI.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 09:09 PM (qyfb5)

612 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 28, 2014 02:03 AM (FMbng) Hide posts from (FMbng)



That reminds me -- DDR hasn't even started on trems!!! HAHAHaHahaha!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:09 PM (T1005)

613 @602 Making cop killer bullets for your 28mm shotgun assault pistol the AK-16?

Posted by: MSM at February 27, 2014 09:10 PM (sOtz/)

614 I am reminded of the term antediluvian from the White Wolf World of Darkness rpg setting. It applied to the third generation of vampires whose wickedness made the Flood necessary.

I always loved how the setting simultaneously had were-creatures with genetic memories covering a billion years of evolution and vampires who could trace their lineage back to the Biblical Cain and never felt the need to resolve the contradiction.

Posted by: Methos at February 28, 2014 02:08 AM (hO9ad)


--Um, it's kinda sad that the word antediluvian calls to mind a video game before anything else.  USA Grade School Lit FAIL. *SIGH* We are boned.

Posted by: logprof at February 27, 2014 09:11 PM (jrwvK)

615 That reminds me -- DDR hasn't even started on trems!!! HAHAHaHahaha!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 02:09 AM (T1005)



yeah that alone is a topic in itself.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2014 09:11 PM (FMbng)

616 #610: Being a little yellow bird, myself, I approve.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:13 PM (/96QU)

617 614 @602

Making cop killer bullets for your 28mm shotgun assault pistol the AK-16? Posted by: MSM at February 28, 2014 02:10 AM (sOtz/) Hide posts from (sOtz/)



Nah, he's makin' fuel-air bombs to be launched out the end of his Evil Black Rifle.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:13 PM (T1005)

618 @615 So Methos is responsible for the fall of the Republic? Why I oughta.....

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 09:15 PM (sOtz/)

619
Making cop killer bullets for your 28mm shotgun assault pistol the AK-16?

Posted by: MSM at February 28, 2014 02:10 AM (sOtz/)



Exactly!



So, uh...where are you right now? No particular reason, really...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 09:15 PM (yh0zB)

620

Nah, he's makin' fuel-air bombs to be launched out the end of his Evil Black Rifle.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 02:13 AM (T1005)



The NFA says nothing about Evil Black FAE-bomb launchers.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 09:17 PM (yh0zB)

621  @ Berserker -- I think what I'm really looking for is something along the lines of Jeff Beck, here:

http://youtu.be/I3gy4gUBd9U

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 09:17 PM (m0h0I)

622 Anyone still up? Glad to see CO races tighten up a bit. Think Gardener can actually beat Udall.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 27, 2014 09:17 PM (W3UHW)

623 (although these kill-joys here in NC would probably lump it in with Weapons of Mass Destruction or something...)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 09:18 PM (yh0zB)

624 Damn. I ate the whole pound of shrimp. I intended to keep half for Alfredo tomorrow night. oh well. Good intentions, road to hell & all that. And no, the Cherokee tribe has nothing to do with the clothing co. Its was a SoCal company started by an Italian or Greek immigrnt decades ago. Probably owned by the Chinese now.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 09:19 PM (YaAEf)

625 Up all night wmd. Here in NC we had a state senator that backstabbed us on a gun bill, now he's running for Kay Hagin's seat. I think he just might get primaried out though.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 09:19 PM (yh0zB)

626 #623: He'd be a big improvement over the asshole who co-signed Dennis Kucinich's bill to abolish the Department of Defense and establish a Department of Peace in its place.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:20 PM (/96QU)

627 #625: Good to know, thanks!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:21 PM (/96QU)

628 623 Anyone still up?

Glad to see CO races tighten up a bit. Think Gardener can actually beat Udall. Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 28, 2014 02:17 AM (W3UHW)



WDS!!! So good to see you!!!



I think anything with a pulse but without a scandal should be able to pick up CO.....and this looks like a good chance.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:23 PM (T1005)

629 --Um, it's kinda sad that the word antediluvian calls to mind a video game before anything else. USA Grade School Lit FAIL. *SIGH* We are boned.

First, it was a tabletop pencil and dice game.

Second, how often would the word be used otherwise? The only applicable context is the stuff in Genesis before Noah. Which is pretty much limited to The Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and lists of guys who lived a long time, any of which you're more likely to reference specifically.

I didn't mean to offend, I'm just feeling nostalgic for the college days, is all.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2014 09:24 PM (hO9ad)

630 Why up all night GGE? I hated to rejoin the GOP just to vote in the primaries.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 27, 2014 09:25 PM (W3UHW)

631  @ cthulhu / Berserker -- I doubt I'll ever get into the tremolo thing, at least not beyond what comes on a standard Strat.

That's one thing I like about the maple neck; I don't worry about bending it a smidge for a little bit of tremolo. I don't see a Floyd Rose in my future.

At least I hope not!

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 09:26 PM (m0h0I)

632 #629: As I said in an earlier thread, it's such a smart move I can't imagine the state GOP having anything to do with it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:26 PM (/96QU)

633 Why up all night GGE? I hated to rejoin the GOP just to vote in the primaries.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 28, 2014 02:25 AM (W3UHW)



Work tomorrow night, so I have to stay up tonight so I can sleep tomorrow, otherwise I'll be dead on my feet tomorrow night.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 09:27 PM (yh0zB)

634 Ctuhula Hello!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 27, 2014 09:27 PM (W3UHW)

635 #630: I know what you mean. I also played a lot of Vampire back in the 90s.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:28 PM (/96QU)

636 Always fun to read the guitar back-and-forth, from a bowed string perspective. Evening, folks.

Posted by: Piercello, no longer on the road at February 27, 2014 09:28 PM (jJ97i)

637 How's it going tonight, WDS?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:29 PM (/96QU)

638 I would have to register as Republican to vote in the primary, too. The last time I went to the meetings and talked to them I asked them what the point was of being more like Democrats to win elections if you aren't going to offer a clear alternative. I was invited not to come back, so I haven't.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 09:32 PM (yh0zB)

639 PW............... our state gop is not that smart

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 27, 2014 09:32 PM (W3UHW)

640 Silver Bullet Gun Oil is now hate gun oil according to the SPLC. I figure the horde could do the right thing and buy some. In nick.

Posted by: Beagle at February 27, 2014 09:33 PM (sOtz/)

641 Charles P. Pierce continues to be a douchetard.



Why does anyone p[ay for any cable package that includes Esquire?

Posted by: logprof at February 27, 2014 09:34 PM (jrwvK)

642 If the Reps have a fricking brain, run Harry saying all these claims are false, over and over again. He's called a huge amount of the American public liars. When you are hit in the pocketbook you don't forget and don't like being called a liar.

Posted by: The Farmer at February 27, 2014 09:34 PM (eBupg)

643 #640: Nope, this is a happy accident, having Gardner throw his hat in the ring and Ken Buck drop out to run instead for Gardner's now-open state seat.

It wouldn't surprise me to hear the state GOP was actually against this move.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:34 PM (/96QU)

644 635 Ctuhula


Hello! Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 28, 2014 02:27 AM (W3UHW) Hide posts from (W3UHW)



I've been worried. But, then again, it seems sometimes that I do little else.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:35 PM (T1005)

645  @ Piercello -- Glad you could join us! Hope you're enjoying my newly acquired madness.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 09:35 PM (m0h0I)

646 PW......just hanging ........pixy is incredibly slow tonight

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 27, 2014 09:37 PM (W3UHW)

647 644 #640: Nope, this is a happy accident, having Gardner throw his hat in the ring and Ken Buck drop out to run instead for Gardner's now-open state seat.

It wouldn't surprise me to hear the state GOP was actually against this move.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 28, 2014 02:34 AM (/96QU) Hide posts from (/96QU)


....which they'd justify in the name of "keeping relevant". Way to ignore those "one-way street" signs, guys.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:38 PM (T1005)

648 Wow -- just snuck a peek at the weather radar and there is a BIG storm to our south and west. Too bad we need it to our north and east.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:41 PM (T1005)

649
First, it was a tabletop pencil and dice game.

Second, how often would the word be used otherwise? The only applicable context is the stuff in Genesis before Noah. Which is pretty much limited to The Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and lists of guys who lived a long time, any of which you're more likely to reference specifically.

I didn't mean to offend, I'm just feeling nostalgic for the college days, is all.

Posted by: Methos at February 28, 2014 02:24 AM (hO9ad)

--You're old.

Huh huh huhuhuhuh.


Also, best use of "antediluvian": @ 2:20 on

http://youtu.be/Ho67yleXd-Q

Posted by: logprof at February 27, 2014 09:42 PM (jrwvK)

650 "Why does anyone pay for any cable package that includes Esquire?" Posted by: logprof Because Congress, (in their infinite wisdom), made "bundles" mandatory? Substitute "Congress" for "progressives" of all stripes. It comes with the "You're an Idiot Tier" for an extra $8.00/Mo and includes "Channels You'd Actually Watch." ...Hello, Horde. Interesting commentary tonight. Can't sleep.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 09:42 PM (lq3Ak)

651 "I would have to register as Republican to vote in the primary, too. The last time I went to the meetings and talked to them I asked them what the point was of being more like Democrats to win elections if you aren't going to offer a clear alternative. I was invited not to come back, so I haven't."

Reagan wept.

He had more than a few things to say about offering bright bold contrasting colors instead of pale pastels, if memory serves.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 09:43 PM (gqT4g)

652 Well, it was good seeing you here, WDS! And also the rest of our fine Moron community. I'm gonna have to head on to bed, now. I'll leave you guys with this awesome cover of a metal classic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwezyOQLCOs

Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 27, 2014 09:43 PM (/96QU)

653 "I've been worried. But, then again, it seems sometimes that I do little else." Posted by: cthulhu ...That's True. Knock it off, Soldier! At Ease! ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 09:44 PM (lq3Ak)

654 As madness is par for the course these days, we might as well have a little fun with it. 8-) The guitar talk upthread is much like cello adjustment, in terms of the number of moving parts and how they relate to one another. Fun stuff to master.

Posted by: Piercello, no longer on the road at February 27, 2014 09:44 PM (jJ97i)

655 Reagan wept.

He had more than a few things to say about offering bright bold contrasting colors instead of pale pastels, if memory serves.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 28, 2014 02:43 AM (gqT4g)



Yeah, that was kind of the point I was trying to make. Franklin Co. leans Dem, so they think they have to be Dem lite in order to win. I suppose they do, but like I said...why bother if there isn't going to be a difference?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 09:45 PM (yh0zB)

656 And, since I was roused, it's time for another random G+S bit -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a76ar-zIjq8

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:46 PM (T1005)

657 Cthulhu. ... Never ever worry about me. About to be a grandmother and a oroud parent of a DII student athlete

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 27, 2014 09:46 PM (W3UHW)

658 "Why up all night GGE? I hated to rejoin the GOP just to vote in the primaries." Posted by: westminsterdogshow Welcome Back, WDS! I had to do the same thing after I voted in what Rush Limbaugh called: "Operation Chaos". I voted for Hillary in the "D" Primary, so Obama could be vetted further. I didn't know that the MSM would go to the depths they did. Different reason, but a trip I didn't want to make. Stupid "Closed" Primaries.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 09:48 PM (lq3Ak)

659 654 "I've been worried. But, then again, it seems sometimes that I do little else."
Posted by: cthulhu

...That's True. Knock it off, Soldier! At Ease! ...lol. Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 02:44 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



Recognizing the true state of things is the first step of making them better.....but it's only the first step.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:50 PM (T1005)

660 So here's a thought for the night: The difference between principles and convenience vanishes when you realize that convenience is a principle. Therefore, there is no such thing as an unprincipled person. And no, I haven't been into CAC's stash.

Posted by: Piercello, no longer on the road at February 27, 2014 09:51 PM (jJ97i)

661 Yet.

Posted by: Piercello, no longer on the road at February 27, 2014 09:53 PM (jJ97i)

662 "Recognizing the true state of things is the first step of making them better.....but it's only the first step." Posted by: cthulhu The simplest prayer I know: Allow me the Patience to accept the things I cannot change. The Courage to change the things I can. And the Wisdom to know the difference. *amen* The Wisdom is the toughest... as someone said before about college campuses: "So much knowledge, so little wisdom."

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 09:55 PM (lq3Ak)

663 658 Cthulhu. ...

Never ever worry about me. About to be a grandmother and a oroud parent of a DII student athlete
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at February 28, 2014 02:46 AM (W3UHW)


There are all sorts of worry. Even if your well-being seems reasonably assured, there's still the worry that I might be deprived of the delight of seeing you and enjoying your company.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:58 PM (T1005)

664 ....and?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:58 PM (T1005)

665 I've been worried. But, then again, it seems sometimes that I do little else. Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 02:35 AM (T1005) Badonkadonk (T1005) This we have in common. It's a room with no doors or windows.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 09:58 PM (qyfb5)

666 Well?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:59 PM (T1005)

667 Drat!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 09:59 PM (T1005)

668 Sith Lord for tonight's trophy.

Posted by: Piercello, no longer on the road at February 27, 2014 10:00 PM (jJ97i)

669 Well, my aux heater ran out of propane and my kerosene heater isn't doing the job, so I'm suspending reloading operations and taking myself back inside where it's warm. BBL.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2014 10:00 PM (yh0zB)

670 What are you lookin' at my gut fer?

Posted by: Philadelphia Collins at February 27, 2014 10:02 PM (jrwvK)

671 I wonder how many times I've gotten first and Teh Number.....I suspect it's like being on the List of Shame in the weekly counts.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 10:03 PM (T1005)

672 @ Berserker -- I think what I'm really looking for is something along the lines of Jeff Beck, here:

http://youtu.be/I3gy4gUBd9U

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 28, 2014 02:17 AM (m0h0I)



That came up as rod fucking stewart. 


Ok we'll do this the long way.


The one strat I like is the Highway One. There are 2 different ones. The 2002 to around 2005/6 have medium jumbo frets, and a vintage string spacing at the bridge, vintage size headstock, and a set of somewhat vintage sounding pickups. The 2006-2011 ones have full jumbo frets, much hotter pickups, larger 1970's style headstock, and a narrower string spacing at the bridge like the regular american standards. Both have flatter radius boards and 22 frets. The highway 1 has a "somewhat" vintage vibe to it, are usually light in weight, and play really good when they are set up. I have ones here that hold their own against the real '62 sitting here. You can usually get into one for $500, sometimes less. I think I paid $430 for one in a honey blonde finish with a maple board that is just incredible. They have a super thin matt finish on them, but its real lacquer, not poly, so they are usually pretty resonant. They replaced that series a couple years ago with the American special, which is the same guitar, only with a gloss poly finish and custom shop texas special pickups. I have seen those in the $5-600 range used.


Then you have the full blown American standard, or standard series, or whatever the fuck they call them these days. They have the more modern 2 point bridge, hand rolled fingerboard edge, 2 way truss rods, and are usually poly but there have been some with a thin skin lacquer finish. The last few years they started using the vintage style stamped saddles on that 2 point bridge rather than the solid block like saddles they used for years on those. The newer somewhat recent ones have the custom shop fat 50's pickups. You want something from the early 2000's -up, no older, or else you end up with a huge swimming pool route under the pickguard, and a frigging veneered body on the sunburst models, so its best to go no older than 2001. I "think" the 2007 -up ones got the hand rolled fingerboard edge. I scored a mint 2003 in black with a maple neck last year for $550, and an unplayed 2004 mint white one with a rosewood board for $600. At any rate, those few series of strats are very nice.


In your price range those are the series of strats I would look at, because any reissue, or custom shop, or vintage type would be more money. At a higher budget things open up more, but for the $500 range those are the few different strats that are nice. You have to get out there and play them, but you CAN get into a nice one for in the $500 range if you look around and are patient. The tones can get dialed in real good with pickups too. Dimarzio makes a killer line of strat pickups that are noiseless and sound amazing, and some of the fender custom shop pickups are really good too, so you can totally shape the amount of twang, or heat, or sizzle you want out of a strat.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2014 10:04 PM (FMbng)

673 In case anyone cares, the BH and I will be having our 25th anniversary dinner [the actual anniversary being last weekend] at The Plumed Horse in Saratoga on Saturday. I doubt I'll be on the blog at all.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 10:06 PM (T1005)

674 Christopher Miller ‏@ChristopherJM The entrance to Sevastopol. pic.twitter.com/jjJff3DLIc via @euromaidan

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 10:06 PM (ZPrif)

675 [Solely to doorstop long post]

Posted by: logprof the 'Nole Fan at February 27, 2014 10:07 PM (jrwvK)

676 "It's a room with no doors or windows." Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord I called that "home" for merely ten days back in the early nineties. I picked at my state-distributed shoes and sang "Stairway to Heaven" once-through before they had to release me back into gen-pop. ...I made the most of it, but it took self-generated distractions, delusions and defilement. You know. The "Three D's of Happyishness-like". But it was only for ten days and not due to anything more than punching a fat guy because he "Insisted Upon" my toast.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 10:09 PM (lq3Ak)

677 "In case anyone cares, the BH and I will be having our 25th anniversary dinner [the actual anniversary being last weekend] at The Plumed Horse in Saratoga on Saturday."

Congratulations to the both of you! Hopefully the next quarter century will be even happier than the last.

Now I am wondering how I can manage to sneak down 280 this weekend to get a bottle to your table covertly.

Probably can't make this happen. Drat. Accept my best wishes in its stead.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 10:10 PM (gqT4g)

678 "In case anyone cares, the BH and I will be having our 25th anniversary dinner." Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 03:06 AM (T1005) *applause!* REO Speedwagon's "Keep on Loving You" comes to mind. Apply where necessary.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 10:12 PM (lq3Ak)

679 damn

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 10:12 PM (lq3Ak)

680 Happy Anniversary, I jhad my 25rh abbiversary a year ago. I was not on the blog. I mean this in the nicest way that I hope not to see you either and that you have a wonderful evening.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 10:14 PM (XyM/Y)

681 Being "barreled" with five minutes between posts would be like cutting off a finger by playing "Drunken Mumbly-Peg". (sp)

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 10:14 PM (lq3Ak)

682 Barrel Time for Slapweasel!

Posted by: logprof at February 27, 2014 10:14 PM (jrwvK)

683 John Schindler ‏@20committee What's happening in Crimea is simple: Russian military and its local proxies are seizing key sites. Only the implications are complicated.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 10:15 PM (ZPrif)

684 I'm up again. Lyme Disease gives me insomnia.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 10:16 PM (XyM/Y)

685 683 Barrel Time for Slapweasel! Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2014 03:14 AM (jrwvK) Hide posts from (jrwvK)



Nah, catching your own f-up without another post in-between gets him a pass. Good job, Slap!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 10:17 PM (T1005)

686 "Barrel Time for Slapweasel!" Posted by: logprof AoSHq Rule 101.83 -2 indicates that: "Since no other posts were affected by the open tag and subsequently closed by the OP, no Barrel Offense has occurred." I got off on a technicality!

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 10:18 PM (lq3Ak)

687 More than one airport were taken over in the middle of the night. John Schindler ‏@20committee Moscow Interfax admits forces occupying Sebastopol airport are Russian military deployed "to prevent the arrival of some militants."

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 10:18 PM (ZPrif)

688 *takes a bow*

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 10:19 PM (lq3Ak)

689 I'm up again. Lyme Disease gives me insomnia. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 03:16 AM (XyM/Y) Badonkadonk (XyM/Y) Damnit. Sometimes that bug never goes away. L form bacteria hide.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 10:20 PM (qyfb5)

690 Just went out to the garage for moar beer.....it's raining out there.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 10:20 PM (T1005)

691 Sorrry. I just had, not "Jhad" my anniversary. Except for the lack of an i that sounds like I celebrated my anniversary with terrorism.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 10:21 PM (XyM/Y)

692 Nah, catching your own f-up without another post in-between gets him a pass. Good job, Slap!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 03:17 AM (T1005)

687 "Barrel Time for Slapweasel!"
Posted by: logprof

AoSHq Rule 101.83 -2 indicates that: "Since no other posts were affected by the open tag and subsequently closed by the OP, no Barrel Offense has occurred."

I got off on a technicality!

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 03:18 AM (lq3Ak)



I approve of this loophole.


Posted by: Baraka at February 27, 2014 10:22 PM (jrwvK)

693 "535  Ok morans, you might think this is interesting. Let's take a stroll through every ancient civilization and read what they had to say about the beginning of the world. Caution, it's quite shocking. I'm doing this as a refresher, but I recently learned all of this and was BLOWN AWAY by what I learned. Sorry for the huge length, but it's ONT and this is some cool shit."
BIG snip . . .

Here's some interesting science.  Some research (I am not aware of contradictory research) suggests that the end of the last ice age happened really quickly.  In as little as a few hundred years, or a thousand or so.  sediments from the caribbean indicate that the runoff from the rivers increased manyfold about that time.  Not trying to cram legends into fact, but the Bible speaks in metaphors.  If there were great floods in the recent enough past that human legends recall them, is that surprising?

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 27, 2014 10:26 PM (UHsS/)

694 Since we bought this house (originally constructed in 1955), we've taken every opportunity to insulate it. It's got fiberglass batts covered with plywood overhead (so as to have attic storage), it's got fiberglass batts underfoot (so as to have warm floors).....but you go out to the garage and you can hear the rain against the roof.



If only it were 200 miles eastward.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 10:26 PM (T1005)

695 "Just went out to the garage for moar beer.....it's raining out there."

Honestly not trying to go Four Yorkshiremen on you, but up here round SF, it's hailing. Seriously.

The forecast was for late rain. But I heard the first round hit the windows. Ping! Tang! Cling! Um, that doesn't sound rainy. And it's not.

Small hail littering the yard.

I figure outside ground level air temp is about 55F. It'll melt fast.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 10:27 PM (gqT4g)

696 If Putin gets slapped down, somebody other than tfg will have to do it. Can the Bundeswehr scare anyone now days?

Posted by: GMB who was the soldier sitting next to her. at February 27, 2014 10:27 PM (nkPV9)

697 There was a lady who lived next door to me who had undiagnosed foe years without knowing it. That was before they really knew much about it. Poor woman had the most terrible time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 10:29 PM (XyM/Y)

698 694 "535
Ok morans, you might think this is interesting. Let's take a stroll
through every ancient civilization and read what they had to say about
the beginning of the world. Caution, it's quite shocking. I'm doing this
as a refresher, but I recently learned all of this and was BLOWN AWAY
by what I learned. Sorry for the huge length, but it's ONT and this is
some cool shit."
BIG snip . . .

Here's some interesting science. Some research (I am not aware of contradictory research) suggests that the end of the last ice age happened really quickly. In as little as a few hundred years, or a thousand or so. sediments from the caribbean indicate that the runoff from the rivers increased manyfold about that time. Not trying to cram legends into fact, but the Bible speaks in metaphors. If there were great floods in the recent enough past that human legends recall them, is that surprising?
Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 28, 2014 03:26 AM (UHsS/) Hide posts from (UHsS/)


Depending on how recent you want to look, there's also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanclean_flood or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sea_deluge_hypothesis

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 10:29 PM (T1005)

699 "If Putin gets slapped down, somebody other than tfg will have to do it. Can the Bundeswehr scare anyone now days?"

No one seems to be scared of us.

Just the way we like it.

Yet we are much more formidable than the Germans. You will see.

Posted by: The People's Republic Of China at February 27, 2014 10:31 PM (gqT4g)

700 Right up to the minute we decide to start lighting up j-19's like cheap Zippo knock offs.

Posted by: JSDF at February 27, 2014 10:33 PM (nkPV9)

701 "If Putin gets slapped down, somebody other than tfg will have to do it. Can the Bundeswehr scare anyone now days?" Posted by: GMB who was the soldier sitting next to her. No, but if the U.K. can move Armor and Infantry into Karelia within the next two rounds, the USSR will be forced to defend that and Japan can move all those Fighters and Armor from Indo-China-Burma into Sinkiang. That'll pressure Moscow from both ends. ...They can't afford the Infantry!

Posted by: Guy Who Plays Too Much Axis and Allies at February 27, 2014 10:34 PM (lq3Ak)

702  @ Berserker -- Ha! Sorry 'bout that. I've always liked Beck's tone, clean and dirty, whether he's playing a Tele or a Strat.

Thanks for the info! The Highway 1 sounds like what I'm looking for. I wish I lived in a bigger town where I'd have a shop with a fair-sized selection of Strats to choose from. The one I typically go to tends to have a lot of shredder-type guitars like Schecters and ESP's -- which are nice and all, just not what I'm looking for. They also carry some G n' L stuff, but they're a pretty good jump from my price range.

I've thought about hitting the pawn shops, but I just don't see how you can get a good idea of what the guitars will sound like when you have to play them through amps that you don't know anything about. And, let's face it, you're not going to get a hell of a lot of useful information about pickups, hardware, etc. out of a pawn broker.

Thanks again!

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at February 27, 2014 10:36 PM (m0h0I)

703 cthulhu, So, I'd like to start with the Brussels sprouts and lobster dumplings. Then I'll have the ribeye, rare to medium rare. Thank you

Posted by: lindafell at February 27, 2014 10:37 PM (PGO8C)

704 No, but I've been staking out the neighborhood dogs and feel confident that I can take 'em. LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 10:37 PM (XyM/Y)

705 The Poles have a better chance at giving putin a bloody nose thatn the Bundeswehr and Armee de la terre together.

More will to use what they have a lot more experienced troops to go with it.

Posted by: GMB who is anti everything at February 27, 2014 10:38 PM (nkPV9)

706 @699:  thanks for the reference, cthulhu.  Had not seen that before.  The timing seems ambiguous but . . . when I took "General G" ("rocks for jocks") there were four glacial periods and three interglacials (not counting this one), and there are now lots more.  So, conclusion, it's all still fluid, the science isn't settled, etc.  Good.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 27, 2014 10:45 PM (UHsS/)

707 Did garrett ever show up tonight? I wanted to thank him again for that Mike Rowe / Corrolla podcast link. That's was pretty good. I just got back from a freezing late night walk with the doggie, and listened to a lot of Mike's recent interview on Reason TV. Not as much funny, but good stuff. http://tinyurl.com/kjwe78g

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2014 10:46 PM (YaAEf)

708 G'night, all.  God bless and keep you safe.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 27, 2014 10:46 PM (UHsS/)

709 JDSF: "Right up to the minute we decide to start lighting up j-19's like cheap Zippo knock offs."

If the Japanese ever get truly serious about lighting stuff up, on the largest scale, look out. They can do it.

I was reading the stats on which nations have large stashes of weaponizable plutonium, and I had to go back and shake my head and rub my eyes on the numbers for Japan. Berserk. Off the charts. More per capita than anyone else in the world, I would wager. And they have the technological plant to make that which is not weapons ready, into that which is.

There's an old adage that if you get in a military scrap with China, assume for starters that you can kill the unprecedented number of a million Chinese per day, and then go from there to compute how long till victory. It takes a while.

The unnerving thing is that Japan probably could attain or exceed that rate if they were to go nuclear.

The really unnerving thing is how the Chinese and the Japanese are getting closer and closer to coming to blows over territorially significant oceanic island dots.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 10:46 PM (gqT4g)

710 The China angle is that Putin might want to reconsider pushing this idea that Russia and it's neighbors' borders maybe aren't so permanent and inviolable. There's a lot more Chinese in Siberia and the Russian Far East than there are Russians in Crimea. Russia has a lot to lose in this game of Hey Let's Redraw the Borders. China needs energy and space. Russian Far East has plenty of both.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 10:47 PM (ZPrif)

711 "The Poles have a better chance at giving putin a bloody nose thatn the Bundeswehr and Armee de la terre together. More will to use what they have a lot more experienced troops to go with it."

The Russians have burned up any potential goodwill with the Poles.

Katyn.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 10:49 PM (gqT4g)

712 There was a lady who lived next door to me who had undiagnosed foe years without knowing it. That was before they really knew much about it. Poor woman had the most terrible time. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 03:29 AM (XyM/Y) Badonkadonk (XyM/Y) We are creatures of great power and fragility, like the universe could taste what we were capable of, but couldn't quite digest it. Not only do some of these diseases linger, but they change us even when they don't. When someone says someone else was never the same after a sickness, they may be correct even at a genetic level. We think we know so much about ourselves, but we are the bottom of the ocean, not the stars but what lies in the darkness behind them, not the answer not given, but the question not asked.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 10:50 PM (qyfb5)

713 "The really unnerving thing is how the Chinese and the Japanese are getting closer and closer to coming to blows over territorially significant oceanic island dots." Posted by: torquewrench They are testing us. So are the Russians. Allow Japan to go nuclear and this shit stops for another forty years, I'd purely guess.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 10:53 PM (lq3Ak)

714 The only border I want to redraw is making East Central Illinois into West central Indiana.

I could live with that.

Anybody want to help with bribe money?

Posted by: GMB who is anti everything at February 27, 2014 10:54 PM (nkPV9)

715 That was redundant-"She was undiagnosed for years without knowing it" D'oh, Sorry. On the other hand, what you wrote in your last paragraph. Merovign, was beautiful. Are you a writer professionally or do you just have the ability to sound poetic? Some days I feel fine and some days I really don't and i don't have the funds to go to the person who specializes in Lyme disease. I know that you have spoken of an illness you have that has caused you great distress. Merovign. I am sorry. I don't meant to be personal but is that Lyme or something else? And if i stay up much longer I can change my nic. numerous times and add about 26 posts to the Atheism/Conservatism thread and it will hit 1000. ;^) I won't really do that; Some of that thread was brutal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:00 PM (XyM/Y)

716 704 cthulhu,

So, I'd like to start with the Brussels sprouts and lobster dumplings. Then I'll have the ribeye, rare to medium rare. Thank you Posted by: lindafell at February 28, 2014 03:37 AM (PGO8C) Hide posts from (PGO8C)



I'm thinking of going straight to the tasting menu.



So, one of those stories....the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is one of the premier cooking schools in the US. They have a Napa campus and a NY campus.


At the Napa campus, they have a restaurant that they use as a "finishing school". I'm not sure the exact rollout, but it's like: If you're a first year chef, you bus the tables. Second years are the wait staff. Third years, you sous-chef. Fourth years actually do the line-cooking....all under the supervision of the master (teaching) chefs. So the BH and I went there.


The menu had all sorts of nifty things on it, and we were having trouble deciding. The waiter (in training to be a Sommelier) asked if he might assist us....and I said, "I thought there might be a tasting menu." He looked thoughtful, said, "hold on", disappeared for a couple of minutes, and came back, and said, "there is, $120 " -- whereupon we folded our menus and said, "done!"


For the next three hours, we had a nonstop parade of sampler dishes delivered to our table. It was so wildly over-the-top that I hardly know how to describe it....neighboring tables were staring. My guess is that the word got round that anyone who had missed an assignment during their last four years of study could do a makeup by delivering a flawless example to table 29.


I suspect that a lot of chefs weren't happy with their grades from desserts class, because when we finally hit that stage, we were getting multiple plates with up to 9 desserts on each plate -- just a spoonful of each.



Overall, it was one of the most surreal, awesome, and enjoyable experiences we've ever had.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:00 PM (T1005)

717 I have been to the CIA in NY. The stetting is beautiful on a cliff overlooking the Hudson with great views and the food-even for lunch was great.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:04 PM (XyM/Y)

718 712 "The Poles have a better chance at giving putin a bloody nose thatn the Bundeswehr and Armee de la terre together. More will to use what they have a lot more experienced troops to go with it."

The Russians have burned up any potential goodwill with the Poles.

Katyn.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 28, 2014 03:49 AM (gqT4g) Hide posts from (gqT4g)



Specifically, Katyn II -- where a plane-full of Polish bigwigs on their way to an admission/memorial for Katyn I, got flightplanned into the ground by Russian Air Traffic Control.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:05 PM (T1005)

719 That was a terrible, evil thing that was done to the Polish officials on the plane. Some people claim it was just an accident; No I don't think so. That was another funeral I believe President Obama couldn't be bothered to attend.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:07 PM (XyM/Y)

720 ..."On the other hand, what you wrote in your last paragraph. Merovign, was beautiful. Are you a writer professionally or do you just have the ability to sound poetic?" Posted by: FenelonSpoke He's a writer. Beside being melancholy, due to undiagnosed illness, he's simply exquisite in his prose. I've seen some of the paragraphs formulated by this gentleman and his form, function and turn-of-phrase are beyond my meager description. I'm a dunce next to this guy.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:08 PM (lq3Ak)

721 719 I have been to the CIA in NY. The stetting is beautiful on a cliff overlooking the Hudson with great views and the food-even for lunch was great. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 04:04 AM (XyM/Y) Hide posts from (XyM/Y)



Ask for the nonexistent "tasting menu" -- pay whatever they say. I can't guarantee it'll work for you, but.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:08 PM (T1005)

722 Damn, Chthulhu! That "tasting menu" not only sounds well-worth the $XXX.xx, but the constantly changing dishes is like "tapas" on 'culinary steroids'.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:10 PM (lq3Ak)

723 722 ..."On the other hand, what you wrote in your last paragraph. Merovign, was beautiful. Are you a writer professionally or do you just have the ability to sound poetic?"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

He's a writer. Beside being melancholy, due to undiagnosed illness, he's simply exquisite in his prose.

I've seen some of the paragraphs formulated by this gentleman and his form, function and turn-of-phrase are beyond my meager description.

I'm a dunce next to this guy. Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 04:08 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



Don't sell yourself short, Slap. I came to you when I found myself dithering.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:11 PM (T1005)

724 On the other hand, what you wrote in your last paragraph. Merovign, was beautiful. Are you a writer professionally or do you just have the ability to sound poetic? Thank you, Fen. This is how I sound when I haven't had my medicine for 14 or more hours. In answer, I do write, because I can't help myself. Even if (when) I sell my work I'm not sure I consider myself a professional, just a storyteller. But that's enough. Some days I feel fine and some days I really don't and i don't have the funds to go to the person who specializes in Lyme disease. And I'm not sure that would do you any good. Like I said, it hides, sometimes you never find it. There is no "cure" except your immune system, especially if you have PTLDS (Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, i.e. when it comes back). There are some low-budget researchers trying to revisit our incomplete understanding of bacteria. The same syndrome happens with Staph and some other infections. Hell, I could have it and not know. The most popular treatments really don't seem to achieve anything. I'd focus on the immune system and bacterial research in my research. I know that you have spoken of an illness you have that has caused you great distress. Merovign. I am sorry. I don't meant to be personal but is that Lyme or something else? Thank you again for your delicacy. It's unlikely to be Lyme but no one really knows, I've had about 16 doctors in four years. The obvious symptom is the stupid lazy heart - but that's a symptom, not a disease. It refuses to be nailed down, but it does make me feel even older. And if i stay up much longer I can change my nic. numerous times and add about 26 posts to the Atheism/Conservatism thread and it will hit 1000. ;^) I won't really do that; Some of that thread was brutal. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 04:00 AM (XyM/Y) Badonkadonk (XyM/Y) I only stopped by to see Willow. And maybe to helplessly rail against the misuse of a word or two.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 11:12 PM (qyfb5)

725 Axis and Allies? I prefer games more like this.

--http://counterpusher.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/36-nov-ii-insurgent.jpg

I'm the poor guys in purple. Things didn't look to good until the next turn when I noticed the yellow guys haven't been getting the supply rules right.

Posted by: GMB who is anti everything at February 27, 2014 11:13 PM (nkPV9)

726 Mark MacKinnon ‏@markmackinnon Wires reporting Ukraine appealing to US, UK to guarantee its sovereignty after seizure of Crimea parliament, airports by pro-Russian gunmen.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 11:14 PM (ZPrif)

727 Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 04:08 AM (lq3Ak) Badonkadonk (lq3Ak) Now I'm blushing. Besides, you're no dunce, you light up the damned room. I freak people out half the time, even if they're impressed. I'd rather not play one is better than the other, I'd lose.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 11:15 PM (qyfb5)

728 "Don't sell yourself short, Slap. I came to you when I found myself dithering." Posted by: cthulhu *heh* My tenses don't even agree. My "prose" consists of shit like: "That'll cook my bacon!" I can be colloquially "silly", but tending to thoughtfulness throughout a large post isn't my for-tay!

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:15 PM (lq3Ak)

729 Bishop is BBC bureau chief in Moscow Kevin Bishop ‏@bishopk A Just Russia party to submit bill to Russian Duma to introduce fast-track procedure for admission of new territories to Russian Fed - TV 24

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 11:17 PM (ZPrif)

730 Wires reporting Ukraine appealing to US, UK to guarantee its sovereignty after seizure of Crimea parliament, airports by pro-Russian gunmen. Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 04:14 AM (ZPrif) Badonkadonk (ZPrif) *sigh* Okay, okay, I'll go. Let me get my lightsaber and cape.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 11:17 PM (qyfb5)

731 "I'd rather not play one is better than the other, I'd lose." Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 28, 2014 04:15 AM (qyfb5) Here's the difference, in a nutshell: I'm more stand-up comedian. You're making me look things up and take notes. -endwar... lol

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:18 PM (lq3Ak)

732 Mark MacKinnon ‏@markmackinnon Ukraine appealing to US and UK under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum:

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 11:18 PM (ZPrif)

733 Mark MacKinnon ‏@markmackinnon (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament on Friday asked the U.N. Security Council to call a session to discuss the crisis in the country.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 27, 2014 11:20 PM (ZPrif)

734 724 Damn, Chthulhu! That "tasting menu" not only sounds well-worth the $XXX.xx, but the constantly changing dishes is like "tapas" on 'culinary steroids'. Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 04:10 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



It was awesome in the early stages....but ended up as a truly mind-boggling experience. Seriously, dessert just got totally out-of-control -- we may have had 50 individually-presented spoonfuls by the end, each with its drizzle of chocolate or poof of whipped cream or garnish.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:21 PM (T1005)

735 ...addendum: I also think that you're funnier than me, Mero. That Cape and Light Saber? ...that's restaurant quality lemonade".

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:22 PM (lq3Ak)

736 Thanks, Merovign. I think I've had it for years but the Dr. just caught it now. That explain why I've had unexplained weakness and trembling in my limbs among other issues for years. I was tested for MS years ago-nope that they didn't think I had that. Lyme explains a lot but I don't read obsessively about it because I don't want to know or I don't want to obsess and become a hypochondriac. I just try to take things a day at a time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:22 PM (XyM/Y)

737 The US will do nothing regarding an appeal from The Ukraine. Remember Obama telling Putin that in his second term he'll be "more flexible."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:23 PM (XyM/Y)

738

Just back from the Carhartt store...

New company owning the site means new uniforms. Since it's one of those evil oil companies, we get real fire retardant clothes.

They brought in a whole boatload of stuff for us to try on.

 

Holy crap, I'm glad I'm not going to pay this bill.

Posted by: PMRich at February 27, 2014 11:24 PM (KDUNf)

739 I'm sorry; I'm just so redundant tonight.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:24 PM (XyM/Y)

740 Wow, okay, it's just raining here now.

Raining as in "pouring a biatch".

So for those of you unfortunate enough to be in the Lyme community, doxycycline or not?

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2014 11:27 PM (gqT4g)

741 "That explains why I've had unexplained weakness and trembling in my limbs among other issues for years." I get that every time I talk to really hot chicks with knowledge of the Crimean War. ...or Axis (ampersand) Allies. ...or Dungeons (ampersand) Dragons. ...or UVB v. UVA rays. ...or if their nipples poke through a bra (ampersand) thick sweater.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:28 PM (lq3Ak)

742 I should note, BTW, that I've actually taken notes during dinner on a small number of occasions....and have notes for this one through the cold mint pea soup and through the venison medallions with fiddlehead fern.....but just totally gave up in the first wave of desserts.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:31 PM (T1005)

743

FSpoke - I am absolutely OCD about checking for ticks after reading about Lyme years ago.

 

The possibility of having it for an extended period of time without a diagnosis is so high due to the highly variable symptoms. Kind of hard to peg that one down quickly, and so many people  are  looked at as hypochondriacs (sp?) because of all of the vague symptom complaints.

 

Wishing you well, and I note that you have the best attitude - One day at a time

Posted by: PMRich at February 27, 2014 11:32 PM (KDUNf)

744 I love pea soup and fiddlehead ferns.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:32 PM (XyM/Y)

745 "So, one of those stories....the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is one of the premier cooking schools in the US. They have a Napa campus and a NY campus."

Oh yes. Yes, of course. The CIA. A cooking school.

We starch napkins.

Posted by: Napkin Starchers of America at February 27, 2014 11:33 PM (gqT4g)

746 Cth - have a happy anniversary dinner. 25 is a major milestone

Posted by: PMRich at February 27, 2014 11:34 PM (KDUNf)

747 Thanks, PMRIch. I appreciate that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:35 PM (XyM/Y)

748 addendum: I also think that you're funnier than me, Mero. That Cape and Light Saber? Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 04:22 AM (lq3Ak) Badonkadonk (lq3Ak) Yeah, but I won't be in the morning - I just took my meds. Lyme explains a lot but I don't read obsessively about it because I don't want to know or I don't want to obsess and become a hypochondriac. I just try to take things a day at a time. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 04:22 AM (XyM/Y) Badonkadonk (XyM/Y) There's still a large category of similar, essentially undiagnosable conditions with variable symptoms. What they can test me for I'm negative on. I've tried to get some tests but they're so unreliable they aren't worth taking. One of the nurses here described what I have as a "constellation of issues," and thought it was autoimmune, which I test negative for - which casts a murky light on another condition we thought I had but it's too hard to test for. PTLDS came up twice with two different doctors. As I said, however, do what you can to keep your immune system strong. If the changes are epigenetic, there's nothing you can do until we progress another rung in that ladder. The good news is that we're within striking distance of cures to most diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay because of that research - provided the researchers don't pee that down their leg. Maybe an "epigenetic reset" is on the way, and we can address things like PTLDS by simply overriding them. I don't know, but it would be nice. Though our faiths are very different, Fen, prayers for you and your health.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 11:37 PM (qyfb5)

749 I never mean to embarrass folks here, but there are some outstanding members of The Horde. I think Mero was one of those to "welcome me into" this place, and I'm grateful. I KNOW that Cthulhu welcomed me aboard because he does it every time I see him post. Conservative Crank and Peaches also typed nice things. *Hah!* Peaches actually said something really, really nice and then misspelled my Nomenclature... lol. I think she called me "Slapwesal" around one year ago. I typed, "Someday, the 'ettes will actually spell my name correctly, but that's as cool as it gets tonight. Thanks!" B.C. was easy to get along with because I wanted to be a pitcher, and he knows baseball. ...sorry for the Trip Down Memory Lane, but I've only been here for a year and I feel pretty damn "At Home." I think it'll be a year sometime in March. I was hooked as "lurker" after the "Bad Valentines Day Hearts" post. ...time flies.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:40 PM (lq3Ak)

750 There is a such a thing as a person who overestimates their own illness. But that, too, is a problem that needs to be overcome, and sometimes people need help. And sometimes they don't get it. That's life. I've known too many people with real and mysterious degenerative disorders to dismiss it out of hand. People just aren't all the same. Some people need to be pushed and tested, some people need a little sympathy to get through the day like other people need a cup of coffee to get started in the morning. Some people can give one and not the other. It's life.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 11:43 PM (qyfb5)

751 Welcome home, Slappy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 11:44 PM (qyfb5)

752 Though our faiths are very different, Fen, prayers for you and your health. Thanks; I appreciate that and will return them for you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2014 11:44 PM (XyM/Y)

753 Thanks Mero. -Thank you a ton.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:45 PM (lq3Ak)

754 748 Cth - have a happy anniversary dinner. 25 is a major milestone Posted by: PMRich at February 28, 2014 04:34 AM (KDUNf) Hide posts from (KDUNf)



Truth is, we've been so busy it doesn't much feel like one. On the one hand, every day is another milestone -- yet, on the other, each pales against the prospect of tomorrow. We've been around the world together -- from Fiji to St. Petersburg; we've been together at 36,000 feet and 170 feet underwater; we've relied on the other when helpless....and each dragged the other out of a serious bind or two.



This should be a nice dinner....but there will come another day very soon when I can say, "I've spent more time with this woman than I ever spent apart from her." That statement has a lot more "oomph" than just checking the box on a calendar.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:50 PM (T1005)

755 Thanks to all. And now, I must fly. I have to get my sleep, because I have an arduous day of waiting in line for bureaucrats tomorrow.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2014 11:50 PM (qyfb5)

756 I offer my most openly beautiful thoughts for those finding their way through the excruciating maze of human and mitochondrial "health". Might God, Himself, witness your honorable struggle. May He bless you with answers through His Wisdom. Might I find myself on my knees, in prayer, for the alleviation of pain, suffering and the unknown. May your nights be restful, your days be filled with love and your prayers be answered. In Jesus' Name, I pray... *amen*

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 27, 2014 11:51 PM (lq3Ak)

757

Always good to hear the stories of people coming here.

 

I was shmacked down on tax info by a certain late night accountant on one of my first nights posting. HAHA

 

Peaches asked me if I was a scandi within the first week - now HTH would she pick up on that?

 

I really have no idea how long I've been posting here - it's not too long, less than a year I guess. Mostly I post from work because it keeps me awake in the control room. That's also one of the reasons I seem to be gone for odd lengths of time - crazy schedule

Posted by: PMRich at February 27, 2014 11:51 PM (KDUNf)

758 751 I never mean to embarrass folks here, but there are some outstanding members of The Horde.

I think Mero was one of those to "welcome me into" this place, and I'm grateful. I KNOW that Cthulhu welcomed me aboard because he does it every time I see him post.

Conservative Crank and Peaches also typed nice things. *Hah!* Peaches actually said something really, really nice and then misspelled my Nomenclature... lol.

I think she called me "Slapwesal" around one year ago.

I typed, "Someday, the 'ettes will actually spell my name correctly, but that's as cool as it gets tonight. Thanks!"

B.C. was easy to get along with because I wanted to be a pitcher, and he knows baseball.

...sorry for the Trip Down Memory Lane, but I've only been here for a year and I feel pretty damn "At Home."

I think it'll be a year sometime in March. I was hooked as "lurker" after the "Bad Valentines Day Hearts" post.

...time flies. Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 04:40 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



'Tis true, there are outstanding members of the Horde....including at least one whose nic starts with an 'S' and ends with an 'l' and has eight letters in-between.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:55 PM (T1005)

759 I was welcomed here among slapping penises and labia at some unrecorded time.

Thanks.

Posted by: logprof is a touch buzzed at February 27, 2014 11:57 PM (jrwvK)

760 759 Always good to hear the stories of people coming here.

I was shmacked down on tax info by a certain late night accountant on one of my first nights posting. HAHA

Peaches asked me if I was a scandi within the first week - now HTH would she pick up on that?

I really have no idea how long I've been posting here - it's not too long, less than a year I guess. Mostly I post from work because it keeps me awake in the control room. That's also one of the reasons I seem to be gone for odd lengths of time - crazy schedule Posted by: PMRich at February 28, 2014 04:51 AM (KDUNf) Hide posts from (KDUNf)



Uh-oh.....was I the late-night accountant?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 27, 2014 11:58 PM (T1005)

761 Oh yeah

Posted by: PMRich at February 27, 2014 11:58 PM (KDUNf)

762 I was waaay out of my league and specialty of knowledge that night.

Posted by: PMRich at February 27, 2014 11:59 PM (KDUNf)

763 "I was welcomed here among slapping penises and labia at some unrecorded time." -Thanks. Posted by: logprof is a touch buzzed That sounds odd. I'm NOT SAYING it doesn't sound like The Horde, but I would not have welcomed you at that point. I'd have probably been watching girl-on-girl porn and making Kleenex adhere to "Children That Would Never Be". ...that's just me, though.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:01 AM (lq3Ak)

764 I still lack my Platinum Membership Card.

Posted by: logprof: Go 'Noles! at February 28, 2014 12:02 AM (jrwvK)

765 "'Tis true, there are outstanding members of the Horde....including at least one whose nic starts with an 'S' and ends with an 'l' and has eight letters in-between." Posted by: cthulhu *aawwww!*. Now you sound 'kind-of-gay'. But that's okay. Our fagz are better than their fagz.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:06 AM (lq3Ak)

766 Will this be war day? Don't worry, Barack will know what to do.

Posted by: and irresolute at February 28, 2014 12:08 AM (RqHWH)

767 I think I made my first comment in the middle of a flame war between two regulars.

I had to laugh because one was a notorious drunk and the other had to be drunk. Suffered from FFS that night.

Posted by: GMB who is anti everything at February 28, 2014 12:11 AM (nkPV9)

768 JUST KIDDING! I once told Merovign that I'd Marry Him. He asked: "To Who?" I typed: "To the first nice girl that comes along." ...I might still gay-marry him if he asked in a poignant and splendorous manner. He'd have to bring the Real Splendor, however. I think it would be "too much of A Thing", at this point, though. I'd only offer to "Hug the Guy Real Good", now. He deserves at least that.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:12 AM (lq3Ak)

769 Seriously, I think I was linked here by LGF.

[hangs head]

Posted by: logprof: 'Noles! at February 28, 2014 12:13 AM (jrwvK)

770 I've only been "involved" in one thread that "Went Nuclear". I can't remember what it was, but Ace commented on one of my comments for the second time and I was like, "I Didn't Piss-Off Ace and I've Made Two Points That Were "OKAY". I was "corrected" on the first, but "applauded" on the second. ...I was now a "Member" of teh hordez.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:17 AM (lq3Ak)

771 Um.....to quote "The Godfather" -- "Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him. "

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 12:18 AM (T1005)

772 ......and on that note, we are light-years past any sane bedtime....so, g'night!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 28, 2014 12:32 AM (T1005)

773 I think I'm really trying to avoid any commentary from ace. I enjoy confrontation with people, but my form of argument can be "saucy". Maet, CDRM and some other Cob have all "threatened a conversation" I've had with people about Baseball two-of-the-three times. I was "The Defendant" both of the baseball-times. I was arguing about abortion the third time, so I was the "target" of the "Knock-It-Off" vocabulary the third time. I try to avoid the daytime threads, only reading them. Even though my juices "get flowing" when I'm drinking "Lawnmower Beer"... (LMAO @ that, thanks to Conservative Crank), late at night. I can compose myself, (minus ego), with many, many, many beers in my system. During the day, I'd be a little more "pointed". I'd be stupider than E.O.J., but "pointedly sharper" than Allan G., with less intelligence. There are necks I'd like to grab around here. I'd offer them the "meeting under the tree", wrap the noose and Slap That Damned Horse with all my might. I refrain because I can be a Real Dick. I also believe that Alex the Chick does anything I'd do 1,000x better than I would. Reading makes my day. Having others say what I'd like to say is even better. There is no "slack" for me to "take-up" during the day. The Horde speaks well of itself and doesn't need me to inject anything but comic relief under pseudonyms every now, (ampersand), again. So Sayeth, -Slapford J. Weasel

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:34 AM (lq3Ak)

774 With that bit of self-promotionary bullshit? -I'm OUT! *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:37 AM (lq3Ak)

775 self-promotional ...ary ish. I knew what I was saying, but the wind took it.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:40 AM (lq3Ak)

776

Looks like I'm the last one til the daywalkers arrive. How do they do that? Doesn't their skin burn?

 

I get to leave work just long enough for breakfast with the crew, then come back to find out what my bennies will be with the new company.

 

If the quality of the uniforms is any indication - I just might have hit the lotto

Posted by: PMRich at February 28, 2014 12:48 AM (KDUNf)

777 I can still do the "static-thing", right?

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:48 AM (lq3Ak)

778 Good Luck, PMRich. May Your Bennies Be Uppers! *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 12:50 AM (lq3Ak)

779 Ok, you drunks night owls can fly to your roosts. And about the burning: Baby oil.

Posted by: fluffy at February 28, 2014 12:52 AM (Ua6T/)

780 Rather than write out my own thoughts at length and risk being incredibly redundant, I'll just post this link to an article that discusses why God "needs" worship. Actually, the words "needs" is problematic. Its frequently used by what I call Evangelical Atheists who insist that God is on some huge ego trip. I don't know why they insist that a God-whom they don't believe in-is on some big ego trip, but evidently some think we'd all be happier and more "free" (to quote someone on an earlier thread) if we didn't believe in God. For myself, I've never been more free since I came to believe in God but I realize peoples mileages vary. That's because I just have to let a lot of things go and realize there are so many things that are not in my control and I'm happier when I don't have to control them. And when I look at the life of Jesus I see a person who had the ultimate freedom which allowed him to give the ultimate sacrifice in giving his life in love. Even in agony in the garden and the cross he gave himself to the will of his Father. So, for me, since I see Jesus as God in the flesh I don't think God needs my worship. I think I need to worship God because God created everything and saw it was good and the more I am in tune with with that source of energy and love the better I feel, mentally, emotionally and yes-even physically: http://tinyurl.com/qflk2wo

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 12:53 AM (XyM/Y)

781 "I'm happier when I don't have to control them."

I will witness for that congregation.


Posted by: GMB who is anti everything at February 28, 2014 12:58 AM (nkPV9)

782 Oh, yes and because I really want to be-as far as possible in my little life-to be transformed into the image of Christ who had what I call a radiant life and that life brought life and is life to so many people. If I'm not worshipping I'm light a lightbulb cut off the ultimate power source.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 01:00 AM (XyM/Y)

783 And this is a quote from George Fox-the Founder of the Quaker movement; i like it very much: “I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.”

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 01:03 AM (XyM/Y)

784

@720 cthulhu

 

"Specifically, Katyn II -- where a plane-full of Polish bigwigs on their way to an admission/memorial for Katyn I, got flightplanned into the ground by Russian Air Traffic Control."

 

Sorry, but that's not what happened.  The black box was recovered and revealed russian ATC warning them at least twice to NOT land due to inclement weather and low visiblity.  One of the Polish honchos voices was heard on the recording inside the cockpit demanding the pilots land despite ATC commands. 

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 28, 2014 01:06 AM (0cBHN)

785 http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-11-airports-seized/ 1045 GMT: The new Ukrainian Minister of the Interior, Arsen Avakov, has made a statement on last night’s actions: I am reporting on the situation by the end of the night to prevent rumours spreading: 1. Belbek Aiport. Cordoned off by military units from the Russian fleet. Inside the airport are Ukrainian military and border guards. The soldiers outside are camouflaged, armed and unmarked, but they are not hiding their affiliation. The airport is not functioning. There are Interior Ministry positions on the outer perimeter. There have not been any armed confrontations yet. 2. Simferopol Airport. At around midnight, a group of about 100 in civilian clothes, identifying themselves as a Cossack sotnia, got over the fence on the grounds of the airport and came out onto the airfield. Through the efforts of the Internal Troops and the police, these people were driven back, at first into an airport building, and then completely out of the area. Weapons were not used. The ‘cossacks’ fled the airport area at around 1 am when they boarded soft-topped KAMAZ trucks and left. At around 1.30am several trucks arrived at the airport building with 119 camouflaged soldiers with automatic weapons and no markings. They entered the airport terminal and set up inside the restaurant. They are not hiding their affiliation to the armed forces of the Russian Federation. When questioned by Ukrainian Interior Ministry staff “you are soldiers and you have no right to be here”, they answered curtly that “we do not have instructions to negotiate with you”. The situation is static; neither side has used weapons. The Russian soldiers are passively observing the work at the airport, which is not being directly interfered with. Internal troops and the Ukrainian Interior Ministry have strengthened details in the airport area. Tension is rising. Law enforcement authorities cannot confront regular military forces. My assessment of what’s going on is that it is a MILITARY INCURSION AND OCCUPATION IN VIOLATION OF ALL INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS AND NORMS. This is the direct provocation of armed bloodshed in the territory of a sovereign sate.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 01:07 AM (ZPrif)

786

Thanks Slappy. Gotta go now, shift change

 

 

Posted by: PMRich at February 28, 2014 01:10 AM (KDUNf)

787 Barack will know what to do. Nothing or if he's feeling really energetic issue a lame sort of comment on the entire situation. Anything more might take time from the golf game.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 01:11 AM (XyM/Y)

788 I don't know if you've gone yet, but thanks for the prayers, Slapweasel.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 01:13 AM (XyM/Y)

789 "This is the direct provocation of armed bloodshed in the territory of a sovereign sate."

And to be brutally honest here, no one cares.

Posted by: GMB who is anti everything at February 28, 2014 01:13 AM (nkPV9)

790 Did I mention that three separate back-orders from Cabela's changed status to "Shipped" within the last 36 hours?

Oh...I did?

Never-mind.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2014 01:14 AM (DPkKe)

791 Five o'clock. Sure, brain, I'll get up. Why not! It's close to Six. Sorta. Thoughts that drive me from my bed: If the English language is the lingua franca of commerce, how come the British and the Americans can't agree on the definition of "billion"? So who else is up and are you rising or falling?

Posted by: mindful webworker the idiot at February 28, 2014 01:15 AM (ndxIr)

792 "So who else is up and are you rising or falling?"

I thought at first that I was rising,but I believe it's just morning wood.

Let you know in a few minutes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2014 01:17 AM (DPkKe)

793 Ah, the Rise and Fall of the Village Idiot's Apprentice Empire. Or "domain" — in keeping with earlier Seinfeld references.

Posted by: mindful webworker the idiot at February 28, 2014 01:22 AM (wPzgV)

794 That is an interesting point, MindWeb. Another?: If it's the lingua franca, how's come we don't call it "Frankish Language," which is, like, lingua franca in English? When you look at what lingua franca was, the correct rendering would be "pidgin" or "creole". See, they never want to give the Louisianans any credit.

I'm not particularly proud of patchwork English as the international esperanto. Lord knows, you see enough of it here. Maybe "auxiliary language" is the definition we're seeking.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 28, 2014 01:23 AM (xq1UY)

795 *washes hands*

Well, that didn't take long.
What did I miss?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2014 01:27 AM (DPkKe)

796 Hymn-"God moves in a mysterious way." This is a wonderful version of a hymn by John Cowper who lived in England from from 1731-1800 http://tinyurl.com/p3k2ohh. Poor John Cowper was troubled by mental illness and long feelings of spiritual dejection and yet was a splendid poet and hymnist. A rather long article but on well worth for read for those interested in poetry and the Christian faith: http://tinyurl.com/og75ath These are the words: God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill, He treasures up his bright designs And works his sovereign will. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take, The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head. Judge not the lord by feeble sense, But trust him for his grace; behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face. His purpose will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour; the bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower. Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his work in vain: God is his own interpreter, And he will make it plain.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 01:36 AM (XyM/Y)

797 789bFenlonSpoke, Hey watch this drive.... Hi folks America's top golf pro and economics guru/self-help coach Bronk O'Bama here.... //MadLib Men

Posted by: sven10077 at February 28, 2014 01:37 AM (TE35l)

798 Theology =/= faith. Theology is intellectual, a belief system you hold for reasons. It serves the questions our minds ask. We crave Answers, need answers, even if it's "turtles all the way down.x Faith would be something other than just intellectual. It's not unreasonable, but it's not Reasoned. True faith may even defy your theology, which can cause personal spiritual conflict. Which is why Right Belief (as the Buddhists put it) matters. I have a great theology; works for me. And since, like every believer, I wouldn't believe what I believe if I didn't think it was true, I truly want to help others to "upgrade" their theology. But like the classic XKCD cartoon about the guy who can't go to bed because "someone is still wrong on the internet," if you want to help others get past confused religious beliefs, you've got a lifetime career. Some truth-seekers are open to improvement of understanding, but True Believers cannot be corrected. And I wouldn't want to. If the story of Jonah motivates you to duty, why would I want to argue about its historicity vs legend status? Meaning yields to value. The most faithful people I know have a slew of what I consider confused beliefs. I would give all my intellectualizing and philosophizing for one mustard seed's worth of the faith I see in them. Ok. Wonder what a 2nd cup of coffee will do....

Posted by: mindful webworker the idiot at February 28, 2014 01:42 AM (qG1i2)

799 I was going to go for a walk-the sun is coming up and it's gorgeous, but it's 7 degrees...ummm, I think I'll just stay here for awhile and keep myself in running for the most prolific poster contest. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 01:43 AM (XyM/Y)

800

"So who else is up and are you rising or falling?"

 

I'm up.

 

Rising?  Blood pressure and anger.

 

Falling?  Hope.

 

I think it's about time to unplug from the 'net and just let the world go to the devil (to quote from Metropolis).

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 28, 2014 01:48 AM (zF6Iw)

801 Maet the problem we have here in SC is that a lot of those State legislators are converted Democrats who "converted" after they realized that Democrats could no longer be elected in SC unless they were in black districts and were black.


They have an "R" after their name but they still act like Democrats as mush as they can get away with.  And they can get away with a LOT because most people just don't pay any attention to what is going on at the State House.


Which is incredibly stupid.  Here is a possible reason.  The newspapers don't cover what is going on there and TV news covers very little.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at February 28, 2014 01:49 AM (T2V/1)

802 Pssst!

It's here

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2014 01:50 AM (DPkKe)

803 I don't really feel a need to help people get past "confused" religious beliefs.,unless they happen to be part of my congregation (which nobody here is) or people who want to talk to be about God and my job is to always point them to Christ. I just like to say a little about the background of the hymns I post and yes, if Atheists are going to tell me that God is on a big ego trip I will protest. Also I will comment on faith if something just seems appropriate to say (Like it's probably not the best idea to talk about God raining fire on your enemies head if you're a Christian) although I can understand people being angry. I post some things because I hope I give the Christians here some inspiration and because I like to yammer away, of course,. ;^) but I suppose I'm not along in that on here,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 01:52 AM (XyM/Y)

804 "lingua franca" is Latin for "I would just say 'common language,' but using Latin makes me seem oh so much smarter."

Posted by: mindful webworker the idiot at February 28, 2014 01:54 AM (ndxIr)

805 Rising? Blood pressure and anger. Falling? Hope. —Poppins We need our Poppins. Please don't wig out. It's not easy to care about the world, but not be too into it. To have righteous fury without debilitating rage. I wonder that I don't get as pumped up about how things are going today. Maybe it's that I believe in the long-term outlook — really, really long-term. Or maybe it's that I burned out my give-a-dang meter back around when we handed Nam to the Commies. Or maybe I've just been pacified by the chemtrails. Anyway, hang in there. Don't let the idiots get to you; then they win!

Posted by: mindful webworker the idiot at February 28, 2014 02:05 AM (7KxSm)

806 Your stories are wonderful, MPPP. We'd miss them and you if you lleft. Maybe you could just very selectively read things or do post and runs. That might lower your blood pressure

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2014 02:10 AM (XyM/Y)

807 "I think it's about time to unplug from the 'net and just let the world go to the devil (to quote from Metropolis)." Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 28, 2014 06:48 AM (zF6Iw) As an "overnight-guy"-? I'd only ask what is best for you, but your posts are pretty-much a "landmark" here. If you're joking? I was just following the crowd, because they're morons. ...I'm just calling cool, "cool". Either way, I'm over-explaining myself and I haven't even offered you coffee. We Got That Coffee On The Way?!? ...*pours through USB port* Let BCochran know when you need a refill!

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 02:29 AM (lq3Ak)

808 Husbands robbing their wives. And to think I avoided marriage*. I coulda been rich! * I have a bad habit of picking women who are bad for me. That and trust issues.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at February 28, 2014 05:57 AM (1hM1d)

809 The real rate of return on savings hasn't changed all that much.  Nominal rates are lower, but mainly because inflation expectations are low.

Posted by: TallDave at February 28, 2014 09:09 AM (/s1LA)

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