April 29, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (29 Apr 2016)
— CDR M

Pentagon warns of conflict over Chinese buildup on disputed island. I just don't see the White House escalating this beyond some hashtags of concern. It's not the first time the White House has disagreed with military leadership.

the Obama administration, with just nine months left in office, is looking to work with China on a host of other issues from nuclear non-proliferation to an ambitious trade agenda, experts say, and would prefer not to rock the South China Sea boat, even going so far as to muzzle Harris and other military leaders in the run-up to a security summit.
Military Operation Names

I just wish someday there will be an Operation Sleepy Weasel. 7 military operations with ridiculous names.

1. Operation Viking Snatch

Nothing more inspiring than a mission that sounds like a porno about hot lady vikings, right? Wrong. Despite its name, Operation Viking Snatch was a simple raid to interrupt weapons smuggling in Iraq, and was carried out Sept. 20, 2007. That said, Operation Viking Snatch is possibly one of the most hilarious mission names of all time.

Police Shooting Study

Study found race matters in police shootings as unarmed white suspects are three times more likely to be shot as unarmed black suspects are. Ahh, white privilege I suppose.

Hot Wings Interview

You know, this format would be perfect for a debate between Hot Sauce in my purse Hillary and Trump.

Mark Zuckerberg

Must be nice to be able to support politicians and groups that look to take away your second amendment rights and yet be able to spend $6.5M for armed bodyguards.

John Wayne

John Wayne is now unsuitable for remembrance? Ugh. If you're a democrat you can still be honored as Princeton did earlier this month when they decided to keep Woodrow Wilson's name on a building.

Only liberal icons can be forgiven their past sins, or their troublesome views placed in historical context. Wilson's nauseating racism can be excused because he expanded government. Martin Luther King's communist affiliations are actually celebrated by some liberals. Malcolm X's violent, eliminationist rhetoric against whites was justified. Ted Kennedy's drinking, womanizing and murder of a young girl can be forgotten because of his accomplishments in the Senate - so goes the rationale.

Where Is My Mind Animal Cover

Doom

Remember the Chinese bulldozer street battle? Well, it looks to be a sign of how bad China's economy has gotten.

China's construction sector has fallen on hard times, with growth down by two-thirds from its peak a decade ago. Real estate construction represents close to a quarter of China's economy, a far higher proportion than other major countries, and its slowdown is now sending ripples through industrial sectors such as steel, glass and cement, causing waves of layoffs.

Speaking of Doom, here's a taste of the soundtrack to the upcoming game. The composer, Mick Gordon, has some other tracks on his site.

The Beer Run

Now this is a friend. An honorable merchant seam snuck into Vietnam combat zone to buy his friends beer.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by bikini airline:


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1 Arrr!!! Broke the blog, did we, matey?

Posted by: Dread pirate cthulhu at April 29, 2016 05:09 PM (EzgxV)

2 Started getting weird responses around 7:06.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 05:11 PM (EzgxV)

3 Earlyish ONT. I like!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2016 05:12 PM (0mRoj)

4 Sublime

Posted by: Gilligan at April 29, 2016 05:12 PM (BO/km)

5 Early open thread!!! Ok, who is already stumbling around???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 05:14 PM (GEICT)

6 Huma got a well-deserved medal for Operation Tuna Snatch. *hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016 Barking For Us at April 29, 2016 05:15 PM (sl+zA)

7 I have some great friends, but I don't think any of them would sneak into a war zone to bring me beer. That dude is awesome!

Posted by: no good deed at April 29, 2016 05:15 PM (GgxVX)

8 Funny story- I was at a Safeway in Novato, California near the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team hangers Thursday having a sandwich; sharing a table with a woman in a motorized cart. AKA your typical Marin County nut job. She had a cute little dog on her chest in this little carrier pouch thing. She asked me "did you hear Prince died?" That is how I found out. I am never going to forget that dog!

Posted by: SnakePlizzken at April 29, 2016 05:16 PM (6qqaZ)

9 Viking snatch? I could tell you tales. But I won't. Discretion and all.

Posted by: Fran Tarkenton at April 29, 2016 05:16 PM (gwG9s)

10 Ok, who is already stumbling around??? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 10:14 PM (GEICT) ****** Naahhh, just got home/here. Give me a couple hours.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:16 PM (YLidQ)

11 Bikini Airlines reminds me of those 'Spot the Tranny' games we used to play.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 05:18 PM (etV2e)

12 Can't drink since I'm still taking cold meds. ARRRRRG!

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 05:18 PM (hVdx9)

13 10 Ok, who is already stumbling around??? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 10:14 PM (GEICT) ****** Naahhh, just got home/here. Give me a couple hours. Posted by: Tim in GA at April 29, 2016 10:16 PM (YLidQ) Didn't you have some horribly early appointment this morning? That seems like a helluva long workday.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 05:18 PM (EzgxV)

14 She asked me "did you hear Prince died?" The poodle bites, the poodle chooses.

Posted by: Arf she said at April 29, 2016 05:18 PM (BO/km)

15 I'm OK!! I'm OK!!! http://tinyurl.com/gmxl5q3

Posted by: Weasel at April 29, 2016 05:19 PM (e3bId)

16 Tonight's ONT brought to you by bikini airline Gives a whole new meaning to "business model". I would totally hit that airline owner, too.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2016 05:20 PM (sdi6R)

17 So what's the drink story for everyone tonight? A 4 pack of big ass Red's Wicked Apple Ale is daring me to consume it here.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:20 PM (YLidQ)

18 11 Bikini Airlines reminds me of those 'Spot the Tranny' games we used to play. ---------- I hate that game.

Posted by: Danny Bonaduce at April 29, 2016 05:20 PM (sl+zA)

19 Didn't you have some horribly early appointment this morning? That seems like a helluva long workday. Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 10:18 PM (EzgxV) ****** That was yesterday morning. It was a mere 12 hour day today.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:21 PM (YLidQ)

20 18 11 Bikini Airlines reminds me of those 'Spot the Tranny' games we used to play.
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I hate that game.
Posted by: Danny Bonaduce at April 29, 2016 10:20 PM (sl+zA)



Me too!

Posted by: Moochelle[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 05:21 PM (oKE6c)

21 Happy-ish Friday Night, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Chronological Critic ... at April 29, 2016 05:22 PM (AoK0a)

22 19 Didn't you have some horribly early appointment this morning? That seems like a helluva long workday. Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 10:18 PM (EzgxV) ****** That was yesterday morning. It was a mere 12 hour day today. Posted by: Tim in GA at April 29, 2016 10:21 PM (YLidQ) Ah, yes -- the original meaning of "taking a half-day".....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 05:22 PM (EzgxV)

23 Too late for the art thread this morning, but the model of the girl braiding her hair was Suzanne Valadon. As recently as fifty years ago, she would have been accurately described as an "unwed mother". Renoir was likely the father of her son, but there were other possible candidates.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 29, 2016 05:22 PM (5jA4Z)

24 17 So what's the drink story for everyone tonight? A 4 pack of big ass Red's Wicked Apple Ale is daring me to consume it here. Posted by: Tim in GA at April 29, 2016 10:20 PM (YLidQ) ----------- You will likely not catch up, but you can try.

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 29, 2016 05:23 PM (7TOkf)

25 Not your dads root beer, now with twice the alcohol. Hic

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 29, 2016 05:23 PM (18QvC)

26 Who the fcuk has an ebay listing that ends at 12:24 AM?


Have to stay up two more hours to bid on a stupid item.


Dumb

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 29, 2016 05:23 PM (jJRIy)

27 Dog is the best part of soccer.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2016 05:23 PM (k4M/B)

28 I am many, many shots deep. Y'all have a long way to catch up to me.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 05:24 PM (GEICT)

29 I'm OK!! I'm OK!!! http://tinyurl.com/gmxl5q3 Posted by: Weasel **** Any relation?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 05:24 PM (hVdx9)

30 No booze tonight, since I'm still on antibiotics.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2016 05:24 PM (fC9RO)

31 You will likely not catch up, but you can try. Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 29, 2016 10:23 PM (7TOkf) ******* Challenge Status: [ ] Other than accepted [ X ] Accepted

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:25 PM (YLidQ)

32 Just coffee for me. (@work)

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2016 05:25 PM (NGd+i)

33 Vietnamese girls are great I really dig those styles they wear

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 05:26 PM (OC+TJ)

34 valadon was also a pretty good artist.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 29, 2016 05:26 PM (WTSFk)

35 Transsexuals. Um... blink blink

Posted by: Hugh Grant at April 29, 2016 05:27 PM (gwG9s)

36 33 Vietnamese girls are great I really dig those styles they wear Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 10:26 PM (OC+TJ) -------- The conical hats?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2016 05:28 PM (sl+zA)

37 Who the fcuk has an ebay listing that ends at 12:24 AM? Have to stay up two more hours to bid on a stupid item. Dumb Posted by: Nip Sip at April 29, 2016 10:23 PM (jJRIy) ****** You need to learn about www.auctionsniper.com. It costs a little,,but you enter the max bid and it bids for you in the last 5-7 seconds of an auction. While you sleep.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:28 PM (YLidQ)

38 Ted y Carly @ Hannity

Posted by: Bat Belfry at April 29, 2016 05:29 PM (tyYyF)

39 What are you buying Nip?

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 29, 2016 05:29 PM (7TOkf)

40 Cholula is awesome hot sauce.    Tabasco is way too vinegary for me.. never liked it.

Many restaurants in this area are putting Cholula on the tables!

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at April 29, 2016 05:30 PM (UpGcq)

41 Hello. I got and neighbors and shit, oh my.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 05:30 PM (9ym/8)

42 "dogs"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 05:31 PM (9ym/8)

43 You need to learn about www.auctionsniper.com. It costs a little,,but you enter the max bid and it bids for you in the last 5-7 seconds of an auction. While you sleep.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 29, 2016 10:28 PM (YLidQ)


Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 29, 2016 05:31 PM (jJRIy)

44 Drinking gimlets tonight. Started after work and haven't stopped. Also GO METS!

Posted by: Kreplach at April 29, 2016 05:33 PM (WVvzl)

45 29 well I have a cousin that we can't seem to reach...

Posted by: Weasel at April 29, 2016 05:35 PM (e3bId)

46 Had something called a Gin Deshler that a friend accidentally made up a while back. A Deshler is normally made with rye but this version (obviously) uses gin. Pretty good cocktail but definitely not "dry".

Posted by: Commissar M at April 29, 2016 05:35 PM (vcIHi)

47 those aren't dogs... elbows... wowza!

Posted by: micky at April 29, 2016 05:36 PM (o5vMc)

48 I went over to the neighbors and the MF' has an new Bell chopper sitting on a helipad. At the ranch. He is a dick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 05:36 PM (9ym/8)

49 Fucking hate those sniper svcs.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 05:36 PM (etV2e)

50

Bikini Airlines reminds me of those 'Spot the Tranny' games we used to play.


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I hate that game.

Posted by: Danny Bonaduce at April 29, 2016 10:20 PM (sl+zA)

----

Me too.

Posted by: Eddie Murphy at April 29, 2016 05:37 PM (KlVdw)

51 I'm the new Lakers head coach. Long strange trip continues...

Posted by: Luke Walton at April 29, 2016 05:37 PM (gwG9s)

52 Fucking hate those sniper svcs. Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 10:36 PM (etV2e) **** You must be an Ebay seller then.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:38 PM (YLidQ)

53 Count Cholula for breakfast.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2016 05:38 PM (k4M/B)

54 @43

Checked out the auctionsniper site, pretty cool.  Tonight is a cheap item, I will use them on a bigger tkt, since I get first three snipes free.

Thanks again,

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 29, 2016 05:38 PM (jJRIy)

55 Woman who cut open pregnant girl to get the child within sentenced to 100 years in, get this, Colorado. No news reports of this called the child, at seven months term, anything but except this one, which says: Prosecutors did not pursue a murder charge for the unborn child. Colorado state law does not recognize a fetus as a person unless it is capable of surviving for a period of time outside the womb, a prosecutor said before trial. I fucking hate Colorado.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 29, 2016 05:39 PM (U6f54)

56 Saw a clip with a Jack Russell playing soccer. He really wd go after the ball. Finally, they grabbed him by scruff of the neck. Looked not to gentle. The little guy only wanted to play. Players shd be happy in that they are getting a rest.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 29, 2016 05:39 PM (iQIUe)

57 I went over to the neighbors and the MF' has an new Bell chopper sitting on a helipad. At the ranch.

Who do you live next to? Matt Houston?

Posted by: tu3031 at April 29, 2016 05:39 PM (qJhUV)

58 Checked out the auctionsniper site, pretty cool. Tonight is a cheap item, I will use them on a bigger tkt, since I get first three snipes free. Thanks again, Posted by: Nip Sip at April 29, 2016 10:38 PM (jJRIy) ****** You're welcome.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:40 PM (YLidQ)

59 Yard and garage sales are interesting to pick around, but estate sales at homes are so morbid to stroll through. There had better be some decent tools in that garage tomorrow

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 05:41 PM (OC+TJ)

60 So, Zuckerberg not only gets 24/7 armed guards, he writes off the cost to the company. Your average home owner he wants to deny all home protection.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 29, 2016 05:42 PM (iQIUe)

61

Woman who cut open pregnant girl to get the child within sentenced to 100 years in, get this, Colorado.

No news reports of this called the child, at seven months term, anything but except this one, which says:

Prosecutors did not pursue a murder charge for the unborn child. Colorado state law does not recognize a fetus as a person unless it is capable of surviving for a period of time outside the womb, a prosecutor said before trial.

I fucking hate Colorado.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 29, 2016 10:39 PM (U6f54)

---

Did they at least charge her with practicing medicine without a license?

Posted by: Eddie Murphy at April 29, 2016 05:42 PM (KlVdw)

62 >>You must be an Ebay seller then. Buyer, too. If a couple guys are using them it just overloads and blocks bidders out. There should be carryover time for auctions that have over 3 bids in the last 3 seconds.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 05:42 PM (etV2e)

63 Off, one time SNL funny man sock.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 29, 2016 05:43 PM (KlVdw)

64 Cruz just quoted Heinlein (and others): TANSTAAFL! (There ain't no such thing as a free funch)

Posted by: Garth at April 29, 2016 05:44 PM (brIR5)

65 To clarify, I am at the ranch and the asshole DFW'r bought a place next to us. You don't trust new land owners. You don't know them. Assume they are assholes. I go over and talk. Thoughts confirmed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 05:44 PM (9ym/8)

66 There should be carryover time for auctions that have over 3 bids in the last 3 seconds. Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 10:42 PM (etV2e) ***** From a seller perspective, agreed. For a while I was buying and reselling Citizen watches. The Snipe worked great for me, as I was selling in person locally.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:45 PM (YLidQ)

67 64 Cruz just quoted Heinlein (and others): TANSTAAFL! (There ain't no such thing as a free funch)
Posted by: Garth at April 29, 2016 10:44 PM (brIR5)



What? No free funches?? Bastards!

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 05:45 PM (oKE6c)

68 Vietnam. Billionaire. Saigon. 1975. Combine and stir.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 05:45 PM (MQEz6)

69 No joke. They charged her with "unlawful termination of a pregnancy", along with attempted murder of the mother.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 05:45 PM (mvenn)

70 Who do you live next to? Matt Houston? Posted by: tu3031 ------------------ So I'm not the only one? Fuck his neighbor, I'm envious of RK! My neighbor's get new lawnmowers or chainsaws or at most, an '87 bucket truck.

Posted by: Chi's Dad at April 29, 2016 05:45 PM (AfOTL)

71 Hi, Horde! What fresh hell are we serving up today?

Who wants to peel me out of bed tomorrow morning? I just got back from polo practice and I already hurt. Usually it takes me a few hours to start hurting, but I was riding a psychopathic horse. I didn't fall off, but I swear my butt didn't touch the saddle the entire time. I'm not going to be able to move in the morning. Envy me, why don't you?

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 05:45 PM (26lkV)

72 Who the hell wants to see sexy flight attendants in bikinis? Oh yeah, me! All over America, strong feminist SJWs are being triggered. HAHAHA!

Posted by: Commissar M at April 29, 2016 05:45 PM (vcIHi)

73 Huma got a well-deserved medal for Operation Tuna Snatch. *hic* Posted by: Hillary! 2016 Barking For Us at April 29, 2016 10:15 PM (sl+zA) More like "Operation Dead Whale Washed Up On Beach".

Posted by: Huma with Scott Air-Pak at April 29, 2016 05:46 PM (/xPBi)

74 To clarify, I am at the ranch and the asshole DFW'r bought a place next to us. You don't trust new land owners. You don't know them. Assume they are assholes. I go over and talk. Thoughts confirmed. Posted by: Ricardo Kill **** Is it the NOTAR? FWIU main rotors and tail rotors react badly to damage. Not that I am suggesting anything. (whistles aimlessly)

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 05:47 PM (hVdx9)

75 All over America, strong feminist SJWs are being triggered. HAHAHA!

Posted by: Commissar M at April 29, 2016 10:45 PM (vcIHi)



It was only a matter of time before someone triggered them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 05:47 PM (oKE6c)

76 Dammit.

Posted by: Chi at April 29, 2016 05:47 PM (AfOTL)

77 In more Colorado news, the conservatives who won the student government at CU-Boulder, the "Revolution" slate, recently had two of their victories taken from them. For bribery. http://tinyurl.com/hfknpoy This sinister election fraud consisted of hosting a pizza and cookie shindig where the attendees then listened to the two candidates. This has apparently NEVER EVER HAPPENED in the history of politics, even in CU's 110 years. CU's weird student-presidency is usually a triumvirate; but since the third candidate didn't go to this event, and isn't a "vir", she gets to be, I dunno, First Consul-ette. I expect she'll delegate many of her duties to the two guys who got robbed.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2016 05:48 PM (6FqZa)

78 More like "Operation Dead Whale Washed Up On Beach". Posted by: Huma with Scott Air-Pak **** Hey! Watch what you say.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 05:48 PM (hVdx9)

79 Ok just a short comment on the whole Mexican flag at the peaceful protest thing.

  First I want to say I don't necessarily agree with the illegals flying the flag.  That is to say I totally do.  Second thing is that if we just treated people humanely we wouldn't have these problems.  A guy named Jesus mows my lawn so I know what I am talking about.  You have to understand that borders are like colanders, there are holes in them so that you can see better when you wear them on your head. 

You have to understand that I a super smart genius mcgenius and am much smarter than you stupid morons.  I "get it", I understand the plight of the underprivledged and the poor brown folk.  Plus I don't screw my sister (that one time didn't count cause it was under two minutes).  I am a life long Republican but the extreme reich winger stuff I just don't get.  I mean I have been in the klan since I was six so I get it.  Christians are supposed to be their brothers keeper you see, kind of like Cain was to Able.

Now my language may sound pompous and faggy but that is only because I am old school and much smarter than all of you.  Also I am from the future.  Look honestly I am an American Patriot and very proud of my Country but I think Mexico should just invade and take over the US because I have a very small penis.  I hope I have said nothing offensive to anyone and am just constructing strawmen to burn because hey who doesn't like a good book burning.  Am I right or am I right.

Also you all total racist mcracist racicsters.  I'm totally totes open minded.

Posted by: JeffsBrainOnChems at April 29, 2016 05:48 PM (KIJKy)

80 Let me get this straight... We got someone griping about Polo Injuries and someone else complaining about the Neighbor's brand new helicopter? And MooMoo isn't in here?

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 05:48 PM (etV2e)

81 I would totally hit that airline owner, too. Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2016 10:20 PM (sdi6R) Indeed. She is hot, and smart, and not opposed to merchandizing hawtness.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 05:48 PM (/xPBi)

82 We've got about 12-14 inches of snow on the ground outside. More to come through the night and most of the day if not all day tomorrow. Haven't resorted to cannibalism yet, but Buckley the Australian Shepherd is looking mighty tasty.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 05:49 PM (mvenn)

83 >the Obama administration, with just nine months left in office, is looking to work with China on a host of other issues from nuclear non-proliferation to an ambitious trade agenda, experts say Bill Clinton was surely paid handsomely for getting China admitted to the World Trade Organization and permanently giving them Most Favored Nation trade status. Bill also got to sign off on NAFTA, a deal W. had engineered. Ever since those two deals the US has been bleeding jobs to Mexico and China. What does Obama have left to give away? What will Hillary have left to sell? There is a lot of ruin in a nation. Obama wants to finish it off and Hillary wants to sell what's left. These are not good times. It might be said the world is falling apart. It might also be said that the End Time pieces are falling into place. It is a scary time, but there is comfort in Christ.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at April 29, 2016 05:49 PM (jnRfN)

84 She had a cute little dog on her chest in this little carrier pouch thing. She asked me "did you hear Prince died?" That is how I found out. I am never going to forget that dog! Posted by: SnakePlizzken at April 29, 2016 10:16 PM (6qqaZ) I wouldn't forget a talking dog either...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 29, 2016 05:50 PM (qf6WZ)

85 We got someone griping about Polo Injuries and someone else complaining about the Neighbor's brand new helicopter? And MooMoo isn't in here? Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 10:48 PM (etV2e) ****** Ahoy, polloi.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:50 PM (YLidQ)

86 To clarify, I am at the ranch and the asshole DFW'r bought a place next to us. You don't trust new land owners. You don't know them. Assume they are assholes.

I go over and talk. Thoughts confirmed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill

Ugh, you'd think they'd at least pretend to be nice neighbors for the first week or so. You know, to lull everyone into a false sense of security before they go all horror film on your ass.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 05:50 PM (26lkV)

87 "So I'm not the only one? Fuck his neighbor, I'm envious of RK! " I didn't know it 'til today. But there are "ways" of fixing his wagon.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 05:50 PM (9ym/8)

88 Did I just hear...

Posted by: Buckley the Australian Shepherd at April 29, 2016 05:50 PM (hVdx9)

89 Dear China , please bend me over like Reggie does.  Keep giving it hard!.

Posted by: Barak "Shit Midas" Obama at April 29, 2016 05:51 PM (AhyHb)

90 Carly looks very cat like.
A very predatory cat.

Posted by: Bat Belfry at April 29, 2016 05:51 PM (tyYyF)

91 re: Operation Viking Snatch

 Lagertha?

Better be careful with that one.

Posted by: Ragnar Lothbrok at April 29, 2016 05:51 PM (H9MG5)

92 Let me get this straight...

We got someone griping about Polo Injuries and someone else complaining about the Neighbor's brand new helicopter?

And MooMoo isn't in here?

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 10:48 PM (etV2e)


Hey, hey, don't lump me in with the Moo. I play cheap-ass polo. 35 bucks a night, which is why we get stuck with the crazy horses.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 05:52 PM (26lkV)

93 51 I'm the new Lakers head coach. Long strange trip continues... Posted by: Luke Walton
Is it ok to mention my undying hatred of Bill Walton? Because I do hate him.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2016 05:52 PM (NGd+i)

94 No, I couldn't have heard that...

Posted by: Buckley the Australian Shepherd at April 29, 2016 05:53 PM (hVdx9)

95 81 I would totally hit that airline owner, too. Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2016 10:20 PM (sdi6R) Indeed. She is hot, and smart, and not opposed to merchandizing hawtness. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 10:48 PM (/xPBi) If she needs a toady who will beam with joy at the slightest scrap of attention from her, I'm tanned, rested, and ready.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 05:53 PM (MQEz6)

96 Hey, hey, don't lump me in with the Moo. I play cheap-ass polo. 35 bucks a night, which is why we get stuck with the crazy horses. Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 10:52 PM (26lkV) **** That strange breed known as poloponies (Ralph Cramden reference, points if you get it).

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:54 PM (YLidQ)

97 Whoever did the joke about living in grass houses and not storing thrown's the other day.  I bow to you that was some funny shit.

Posted by: prophet of the Elysian Fields at the end of Group W bench at April 29, 2016 05:54 PM (KIJKy)

98 Funny story- I was at a Safeway in Novato, California near the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team hangers Thursday having a sandwich; sharing a table with a woman in a motorized cart. AKA your typical Marin County nut job.


I was at a pierside restaurant in Marin County when the bottled water shit first hit. Everyone around me was trying out outdo each other - Marin County style - with wanting progressively (SWIDT?) more exotic bottled waters.

In response to the waiter's inquiry, I told him I wanted a "Perrier and soda."

Nobody laughed.

Tells you all you need to know about Marin County.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 05:54 PM (oKE6c)

99 Hey, hey, don't lump me in with the Moo. I play cheap-ass polo. 35 bucks a night, which is why we get stuck with the crazy horses. Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 10:52 PM (26lkV) Where do you play?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2016 05:54 PM (fC9RO)

100 Ok, I've waited long enough. Are you assholes drunk yet or what???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 05:54 PM (GEICT)

101 Hey! Watch what you say. Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 10:48 PM (hVdx9) Not a killer whale. Just one of those baleen jobs.

Posted by: Huma with Scott Air-Pak at April 29, 2016 05:55 PM (/xPBi)

102 No, I couldn't have heard that... Posted by: Buckley the Australian Shepherd at April 29, 2016 10:53 PM (hVdx9) **** C'mere, boy! Who wants a treat? C'mon!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 05:55 PM (mvenn)

103 Is it ok to mention my undying hatred of Bill Walton? Because I do hate him.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2016 10:52 PM (NGd+i)


I believe everyone hates Bill Walton.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 05:55 PM (oKE6c)

104 Thewe's a typo in a headwine. It shouldn't wead "seam" but "semen".

Posted by: bawney fwank at April 29, 2016 05:55 PM (jVvcc)

105 75 All over America, strong feminist SJWs are being triggered. HAHAHA! Posted by: Commissar M at April 29, 2016 10:45 PM (vcIHi) It was only a matter of time before someone triggered them.
Well, it doesn't take much. Its a hairy trigger.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2016 05:56 PM (NGd+i)

106 Are you assholes drunk yet or what??? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 10:54 PM (GEICT) ****** Well, you already asked that once, so....... Not yet here.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 05:56 PM (YLidQ)

107 100 Ok, I've waited long enough. Are you assholes drunk yet or what??? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 10:54 PM (GEICT) Working on it using Four Roses bourbon.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 05:56 PM (MQEz6)

108 China has "leased" ports all around that sea lane to the Suez. They wanted to build a canal through Thailand but I think the deal fell through.

Posted by: Bat Belfry at April 29, 2016 05:56 PM (tyYyF)

109 Tell my sister to get out the damn Ouji board! I'll sign a will!

Posted by: Prince of Remorse at April 29, 2016 05:56 PM (gwG9s)

110 I wouldn't forget a talking dog either...

I thought the dog was named Prince and it was dead?

Posted by: tu3031 at April 29, 2016 05:56 PM (qJhUV)

111 C'mere, boy! Who wants a treat? C'mon! Posted by: Seamus Muldoon ***** I'm busy pooping in your shoes!

Posted by: Buckley the Australian Shepherd at April 29, 2016 05:56 PM (hVdx9)

112 Well, it doesn't take much. Its a hairy trigger.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2016 10:56 PM (NGd+i)


Not the trigger I had in mind.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 05:57 PM (oKE6c)

113 CO Alex, I play at UConn. Not on the team (graduated a few years ago), but for fun. Even tonight's practice was fun, because I didn't fall off.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 05:57 PM (26lkV)

114 I won $100 today on a scratch off.  Beat my record of $75.  Someone in my town won 100k last week off a scratch off (not me lol).

Posted by: prophet of the Elysian Fields at the end of Group W bench at April 29, 2016 05:57 PM (KIJKy)

115 Drunk? No. ...but I wouldn't get picked up in the NFL Draft.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 05:57 PM (etV2e)

116 Oh, whoops. Is the new policy No ONT Politics, or is it just No ONT Trump or Cruz? At 83 I was addressing something in the content gray box up there. If out of line, sorry.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at April 29, 2016 05:58 PM (jnRfN)

117 Not a killer whale. Just one of those baleen jobs. Posted by: Huma with Scott Air-Pak **** Ok. Ok. It's cool. Those baleen whales are p*ssies anyway. "Eeeewwww! I think I swallowed a fish!"

Posted by: Buckley the Australian Shepherd at April 29, 2016 05:58 PM (hVdx9)

118 Sock fail

Posted by: Buckley the Australian Shepherd at April 29, 2016 05:58 PM (hVdx9)

119 so regarding those illegals flying flags from their thrid world shithole homelands, if a bunch of dickwads enter your country illegally under the flag of their homeland, isn't that an invasion?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 05:58 PM (vb33c)

120 *shakes head* And you call yourselves Morons...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 05:58 PM (GEICT)

121 love the typo in the merchant seaman link...

someone must gotten into the cerveza

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 29, 2016 05:58 PM (WhYLb)

122 Johnnie Walker Red here

Posted by: prophet of the Elysian Fields at the end of Group W bench at April 29, 2016 05:58 PM (KIJKy)

123

I was at a pierside restaurant in Marin County when the bottled water shit first hit. Everyone around me was trying out outdo each other - Marin County style - with wanting progressively (SWIDT?) more exotic bottled waters.

In response to the waiter's inquiry, I told him I wanted a "Perrier and soda."

Nobody laughed.

Tells you all you need to know about Marin County.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 29, 2016 10:54 PM (oKE6c)

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Did you ever see the Penn And Teller "Bullshit!" episode in which they filled various labeled bottles with tap water and then had people pick which was the most refreshing?

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 29, 2016 05:59 PM (KlVdw)

124 Not a killer whale. Just one of those baleen jobs. Posted by: Huma with Scott Air-Pak **** Ok. Ok. It's cool. Those baleen whales are p*ssies anyway. "Eeeewwww! I think I swallowed a fish!"

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 05:59 PM (hVdx9)

125 hopefully counter protesters start burning mexican flags.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 05:59 PM (vb33c)

126 CO Alex, I play at UConn. Not on the team (graduated a few years ago), but for fun. Even tonight's practice was fun, because I didn't fall off. Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 10:57 PM (26lkV) I was in the local bar this evening, and TV news was doing a bit on "bicycle polo". Hipsters on mountain bikes playing polo on an un-iced hockey rink. One fell off. I laughed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 06:00 PM (/xPBi)

127 Politics aside, I know Cruz likes cigars, but what does the man drink? He seems like a scotch or whiskey guy to me.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:00 PM (MQEz6)

128 Yes, I need confirmation now that those pretty little things are not ladyboys. It's like I need it now or I may have some sort of psychological "issue" develop.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 29, 2016 06:00 PM (DW+jj)

129 Did you ever see the Penn And Teller "Bullshit!" episode in which they filled various labeled bottles with tap water and then had people pick whichwas the most refreshing? Posted by: Darth Randall **** All I can say is our tap water here tastes like crap. Yes it's cleaner than bottled, but bottled tastes better...unless it's Arrowhead.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 06:00 PM (hVdx9)

130 hopefully counter protesters start burning mexican flags. Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 10:59 PM (vb33c) ***** In Cali (and a lot of other places) that would get them arrested.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 06:01 PM (YLidQ)

131 Politics aside, I know Cruz likes cigars, but what does the man drink? He seems like a scotch or whiskey guy to me. Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:00 PM (MQEz6) really, I don't see him drinking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 06:01 PM (vb33c)

132 Later all. Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 29, 2016 06:01 PM (mvenn)

133 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 06:01 PM (T/cxb)

134 I know Cruz likes cigars, but what does the man drink? Jose Cuervo, one imagines. It'll go nicely with the crow he'll be served in Cleveland

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2016 06:01 PM (6FqZa)

135 "And you call yourselves Morons..." We got shit to do and we got to remain un-indictable.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 06:01 PM (9ym/8)

136 so regarding those illegals flying flags from their thrid world shithole homelands, if a bunch of dickwads enter your country illegally under the flag of their homeland, isn't that an invasion?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 10:58 PM (vb33c)


Yeah. It's just a slo-mo invasion.


The funny part is, if they wanted a country run by Mexicans, I believe Mexico qualifies, no? Conversely, if you want a country that is used to be run decently, prompting you to come here, then why would you want to change how it runs? That is, assuming your low median IQ scores are not reflective of a language problem?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 06:02 PM (oKE6c)

137 Posted by: JeffsBrainOnChems at April 29, 2016 10:48 PM (KIJKy) LOL. Well done.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 06:02 PM (zc3Db)

138 >>I need confirmation now that those pretty little things are not ladyboys. Yep. That well has been poisoned for me. I'll be needing independent DNA analysis before I start making any comments there.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 06:02 PM (etV2e)

139 "are not" --> "are"

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 06:02 PM (oKE6c)

140 131 Politics aside, I know Cruz likes cigars, but what does the man drink? He seems like a scotch or whiskey guy to me. Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:00 PM (MQEz6) really, I don't see him drinking. Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2016 11:01 PM (vb33c) Oh, yeah, maybe so.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:03 PM (MQEz6)

141 Reminds me of advice a friend once gave me on visiting Brazil. "If she's incredibly hot and talking to you, she has a penis."

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 06:03 PM (etV2e)

142 Yep. That well has been poisoned for me. I'll be needing independent DNA analysis before I start making any comments there. Posted by: garrett **** My test would be less time consuming and more....visual...and would involve a few jumping jacks...nude...

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 06:03 PM (hVdx9)

143 I was in the local bar this evening, and TV news was doing a bit on "bicycle polo". Hipsters on mountain bikes playing polo on an un-iced hockey rink. One fell off. I laughed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 11:00 PM (/xPBi)


That's a real sport?! I thought that was something real polo players did in the off season to work on their balance and their shots.

*shakes head in disgust*

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 06:03 PM (26lkV)

144 If those bikini gals are ladyboys, maybe it is a distinction that makes no dfference.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:04 PM (MQEz6)

145 We got shit to do and we got to remain un-indictable. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 11:01 PM (9ym/ Weeeeaaaakkkkk

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 06:04 PM (GEICT)

146 Saudis game of chicken on price per barrel starting to hit home The Bin Laden Group, daddy's big company? Let go 50,000 workers today. That a lot of people to piss off

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 06:04 PM (zOTsN)

147 The funny part is, if they wanted a country run by Mexicans, I believe Mexico qualifies, no? Conversely, if you want a country that is used to be run decently, prompting you to come here, then why would you want to change how it runs? That is, assuming your low median IQ scores are not reflective of a language problem? Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 29, 2016 11:02 PM (oKE6c) **** Reconquista Baby. It's what's for lunch and dinner. Financed by us courtesy of our own Govt. Helluva thjng.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 06:04 PM (YLidQ)

148 119
no not really.  that just means your racist and I am super smart.  Also my "friends" and I will burn your house down.  Totes fair and all.  Stupid fucking whitey or whatever race you are.  It's called SJW and capitalism is evil and all.  Don't you listen Yoko Ono music.  You are most likely a Nazi and worse than Hitler.

Posted by: JeffsBrainOnChems at April 29, 2016 06:04 PM (KIJKy)

149

All I can say is our tap water here tastes like crap. Yes it's cleaner than bottled, but bottled tastes better...unless it's Arrowhead.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 11:00 PM (hVdx9)

---

I fill your pain. Local tap water has a light brown haze to it.  The city held a bond election in order to raise money to get the water pipes fixed but it was voted down. So, we still have our lovely brown-ish tap water.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 29, 2016 06:05 PM (KlVdw)

150 Heh. The Raiders drafted a dude in the 2nd round whose first name is Jihad.

Posted by: CDR M at April 29, 2016 06:05 PM (McoS+)

151  Did you ever see the Penn And Teller "Bullshit!" episode in which they filled various labeled bottles with tap water and then had people pick whichwas the most refreshing?

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 29, 2016 10:59 PM (KlVdw)


I did, and enjoyed more than I can convey. Having been in the epicenter of chi-chi oneupmanship, it gave me one that lasted more than four hours.


My favorite scene: the dude in the back filling the chi-chi water bottles from a garden hose. Priceless.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 06:05 PM (oKE6c)

152 "Weeeeaaaakkkkk" Yo mama.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 06:05 PM (9ym/8)

153 Buckley's tastes awful; and it works!

Posted by: president o'bumbles at April 29, 2016 06:05 PM (jVvcc)

154

r: 149

That should read "I feel your pain."

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 29, 2016 06:05 PM (KlVdw)

155 Stewardess... I'll have a boob, please... no!, no! ... I mean a beer, I'll have a beer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2016 06:05 PM (9mTYi)

156 If those bikini gals are ladyboys, maybe it is a distinction that makes no dfference. Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:04 PM (MQEz6) There doesn't appear to be room in those bikini panties for a twig and berries.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 06:06 PM (/xPBi)

157 Politics aside, I know Cruz likes cigars, I like me some philly brunts. I put some hot sauce weed - if you know what I mean - on my philly brunts. but what does the man drink? He seems like a scotch or whiskey guy to me. Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:00 PM (MQEz6) I go for some Arizona Iced Tea ... and Skillets. I love them Skillets candies, 'cause I's down with it, yo! Vote for me, my brother.

Posted by: Queef Shrillary of Cankledom at April 29, 2016 06:06 PM (zc3Db)

158 Reminds me of advice a friend once gave me on visiting Brazil. "If she's incredibly hot and talking to you, she has a penis." Posted by: garrett **** I'll just flip "her" over then. Kidding... Had a lady friend who used to joke about guys boinkinh guys when really drunk. "It's ALL pink inside". I used to reply, "Well maybe a little brown, or green too."

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 06:07 PM (hVdx9)

159 Me and the quad are going to take a little ride.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 06:07 PM (9ym/8)

160 146 Saudis game of chicken on price per barrel starting to hit home The Bin Laden Group, daddy's big company? Let go 50,000 workers today. That a lot of people to piss off Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 11:04 PM (zOTsN) The Executioner biz is going great, though.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:07 PM (MQEz6)

161 Philadelphia's tap water is actually quite good.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 06:08 PM (7qAYi)

162 My test would be less time consuming and more....visual...and would involve a few jumping jacks...nude... Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 11:03 PM (hVdx9) I showed you how to test for a sheila, mate.

Posted by: Crocodile Dundee at April 29, 2016 06:08 PM (zc3Db)

163 Drinking Yuengling Lager from America's Oldest Brewery. Only been sold in Ohio for a coupla years & is big seller.

Posted by: Van Down by Olentangy River at April 29, 2016 06:08 PM (gwG9s)

164 156 If those bikini gals are ladyboys, maybe it is a distinction that makes no dfference. Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:04 PM (MQEz6) There doesn't appear to be room in those bikini panties for a twig and berries. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 11:06 PM (/xPBi) Asian tucking technology could be very advanced.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:09 PM (MQEz6)

165 @119 I know, right? I was thinking earlier, wouldn't it be interesting to formally summon the Mexican ambassador, frog-march him out there, and say, "Is that your flag, or what?" just to hear what he'd like to say about that.

"Stay thirsty my friends"?

Round up 100 of them, run an ID check (may require DNA, I don't know) and I guarantee 99 are Mexican citizens. Constitutes a fifth column, I'd say. They going to plead that they don't have the other four?

Cable for Ambassador Zimmermann.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 06:10 PM (xq1UY)

166 >>>Politics aside, I know Cruz likes cigars, but what does the man drink?

He seems like a scotch or whiskey guy to me.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:00 PM (MQEz6)<<<



Labatts, eh.

Posted by: Ted C. at April 29, 2016 06:10 PM (H9MG5)

167 163 Drinking Yuengling Lager from America's Oldest Brewery. Only been sold in Ohio for a coupla years & is big seller. Posted by: Van Down by Olentangy River at April 29, 2016 11:08 PM (gwG9s) Dick Yuengling is a good conservative, too.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 06:10 PM (7qAYi)

168 I fill your pain. Local tap water has a light brown haze to it. The city held a bond election in order to raise money to get the water pipes fixed but it was voted down. So, we still have our lovely brown-ish tap water. Posted by: Darth Randall **** Arrg. Ours just tastes bad. It doesn't come out in various colors.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 06:10 PM (hVdx9)

169 Does BC understand I was making fun?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 06:10 PM (9ym/8)

170 Dick Yuengling is a good conservative, too. Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 11:10 PM (7qAYi) What a fucking name, though ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 06:11 PM (zc3Db)

171 Does BC understand I was making fun? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2016 11:10 PM (9ym/ ***** Forget it, he's rolling.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 06:11 PM (YLidQ)

172 I showed you how to test for a sheila, mate. Posted by: Crocodile Dundee ***** 1) Positive confirmation = loss for me 2) My method is more fun when they are actually a woman.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 06:12 PM (hVdx9)

173 I've always enjoyed Yuengling. It's my 'Drink While I do Yard Work' choice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2016 06:12 PM (9mTYi)

174 Well, I made an awesome score today "shopping" at the East ****** Mall (the local dump). Got not one, but two Honda motorcycles. A pair of XR80's, and '85 and an '86. Neither one complete, but two basically complete motors, and one set of wheels, and two frames. I disassembled the wheel-less one, and put its little motor in the vise on the outside workbench, and tried to start it. Magneto was making a spark OK, but aside from a few burps, it would not fire. Determined that the exhaust valve was leaking pretty badly, and hence no compression. So I pulled the head, and got the exhaust valve out. Black spots all over the sealing face. A regrind is indicated. My drill press made an awesome valve spring compressor for this little head. Slicker than snot on a doorknob.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 06:12 PM (/xPBi)

Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 06:13 PM (7qAYi)

176 whose first name is Jihad. ♪ Barely kept his family fed Then one day while shootin' at some food ♫ Outta the ground came bubblin' crude ♪ ♫ Saudi Soup. Tehran Tea.

Posted by: tv executive at April 29, 2016 06:13 PM (jVvcc)

177 So what's the drink story for everyone tonight? A 4 pack of big ass Red's Wicked Apple Ale is daring me to consume it here. Posted by: Tim in GA at April 29, 2016 10:20 PM Well...they had a special at Krogers, buy a case and you get 20% off. You expect me to pass that up?

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2016 06:14 PM (o/90i)

178 OK, I don't know how I managed to post nothing. I guess it's the Seinfeld of posts.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 06:14 PM (7qAYi)

179 OK, I don't know how I managed to post nothing. I guess it's the Seinfeld of posts. Posted by: Josephistan **** And yet it's still funnier.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 06:15 PM (hVdx9)

180 Maybe the Saudis will sell our politicians back to us at a huge discount.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:15 PM (MQEz6)

181 Well...they had a special at Krogers, buy a case and you get 20% off. You expect me to pass that up? Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2016 11:14 PM (o/90i) ***** No. Mine was a survey question. Not a pass/fail.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 06:15 PM (YLidQ)

182 One of the cruelest disappointments in my life was the first time I saw a water polo match. I honestly thought there would be horses and mallets. Really, I did. I'm not sure how I figured they would fit in the pool --- I was only 12 --- but still, I expected horses. I dunno. Maybe that was when the cynicism crept in. If a young girl cannot count on there being horses when a game says "polo," what the hell CAN she count on?

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 06:15 PM (T/5A0)

183 Cable for Ambassador Zimmermann. Posted by: Stringer Davis A hard rain's a gonna fall.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2016 06:15 PM (k4M/B)

184 My drill press made an awesome valve spring compressor for this little head. Slicker than snot on a doorknob. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon -------------- I've ground valves on a drill press. Crude but workable for something like a B&S that's near zero compression.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2016 06:15 PM (9mTYi)

185 180 Maybe the Saudis will sell our politicians back to us at a huge discount.
Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:15 PM (MQEz6)



And they'll still make a big profit, since our politicians aren't worth anything.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 06:16 PM (oKE6c)

186 What a day.  Since pater familias has now required help every time he needed to get up from a chair, and since he spent 24 hours in one chair since he couldn't be helped up...yeah.  Inpatient rehab it is.

Hate it when hospitals rush folks out to open up beds.  Especially hate having to clean up the mess afterwards (metaphorical and actual).

Oh well.  It had gone past the part where I could give him the help he needed to recover.  Hopefully this will just be short term and he's home, but...I worry.

As they say:  April is the cruelest month...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon[b] at April 29, 2016 06:16 PM (D0J8L)

187 Well...they had a special at Krogers, buy a case and you get 20% off. You expect me to pass that up? Posted by: Farmer **** Yeah, but that was for rubbing alcohol. Seriously guy, get some help.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 06:16 PM (hVdx9)

188 Kevin Faulk is now officially a New England Sports God.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 29, 2016 06:16 PM (2cS/G)

189 Dick Yuengling is a good conservative, too. Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 11:10 PM (7qAYi) What a fucking name, though ... Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 11:11 PM (zc3Db) Yeah, that's really stupid.

Posted by: dick pound, canadian olympic committee at April 29, 2016 06:16 PM (jVvcc)

190 I'm kind of excited. Looks like I am going to be the first guy through the door to pick through a giant LP collection on Sunday morning. Nobody will get to see it before I have a few hours to go through it and pull everything I want. I may not sleep all weekend for the possibilities.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 06:17 PM (etV2e)

191 Maybe the Saudis will sell our politicians back to us at a huge discount.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:15 PM (MQEz6)


We should be paying them to take the politicians, as long as that means actually removing them from the US. Hillary would look so lovely in a burka, don't you think?

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 06:17 PM (26lkV)

192 Watching KC vs. SEA on MLB.TV.


Am I the only one who roots against whichever team is from a more liberal city?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 06:17 PM (oKE6c)

193 Maybe the Saudis will sell our politicians back to us at a huge discount.

If the SOBs would take delivery in Riyadh instead of making us keep 'em here I wouldn't have such a problem with it...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon[b] at April 29, 2016 06:17 PM (D0J8L)

194 My drill press made an awesome valve spring compressor for this little head. Would you say it's a keeper?

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 06:17 PM (OC+TJ)

195 I've ground valves on a drill press. Crude but workable for something like a B&S that's near zero compression. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2016 11:15 PM (9mTYi) I use the lathe for that, although I actually possess a valve grinding machine. I doubt it would handle a valve as small as that used in the 80 cc Honda, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 06:17 PM (/xPBi)

196 I dunno. Maybe that was when the cynicism crept in. If a young girl cannot count on there being horses when a game says "polo," what the hell CAN she count on? Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 11:15 PM (T/5A0) We played a ton of Marco Polo when we were kids so we weren't surprised.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 06:18 PM (zc3Db)

197 191 Maybe the Saudis will sell our politicians back to us at a huge discount. Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 11:15 PM (MQEz6) We should be paying them to take the politicians, as long as that means actually removing them from the US. Hillary would look so lovely in a burka, don't you think? Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 11:17 PM (26lkV) What? You don't like her in yoga pants or a miniskirt?

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:18 PM (MQEz6)

198 Oh well, tired as hell.  G'night Horde.  Behave yourselves, or at least be entertaining about not behaving.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon[b] at April 29, 2016 06:18 PM (D0J8L)

199 Dick Yuengling is a good conservative, too. Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 11:10 PM (7qAYi) What a fucking name, though ... Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 11:11 PM (zc3Db) Yeah, that's really stupid. Posted by: dick pound, canadian olympic committee at April 29, 2016 11:16 PM (jVvc See & raise y'all.

Posted by: Dick Trickle, NASCAR driver at April 29, 2016 06:19 PM (7qAYi)

200 Would you say it's a keeper? Posted by: derit --------- I'm telling Muldoon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2016 06:19 PM (9mTYi)

201 I am many, many shots deep. Y'all have a long way to catch up to me. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 10:24 PM I'm into several shots of tequila. Long day here, needed medicine. You ready for another?

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2016 06:19 PM (o/90i)

202 Yeah, but that was for rubbing alcohol. Seriously guy, get some help. Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 11:16 PM (hVdx9) I'll take that if you don't want it.

Posted by: Kitty Dukakis at April 29, 2016 06:19 PM (zc3Db)

203 In Korea, the hotels around Osan would have water coolers in hallways. If you were coming or going at the crack of dawn, you would see the filling the jugs with a hose in the alley.

Posted by: Jean at April 29, 2016 06:19 PM (cXiMR)

204 201 I am many, many shots deep. Y'all have a long way to catch up to me. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 10:24 PM I'm into several shots of tequila. Long day here, needed medicine. You ready for another? Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2016 11:19 PM (o/90i) ---- I'm in too. Let me get my tequila shot!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 06:19 PM (jR7Wy)

205 I'll take that if you don't want it. Posted by: Kitty Dukakis **** Kitty? Now I know where all my Xanax went.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 06:20 PM (hVdx9)

206 Are we making fun of dick names again?

Posted by: Dick Trickle at April 29, 2016 06:20 PM (McoS+)

207 Deleted. No Trump/Cruz BS.

Posted by: Tedi Cruz at April 29, 2016 06:21 PM (DQ7cg)

208 In an ONT a while back, Maet posted some pics and a link  under a "spot the tranny" caption of some pretty little Asian things in a beauty pageant.  Of course, it was one of those General Whatshisname "It's a trap!" things, as it was some Miss Ladyboy pageant in Bangkok and they were all ladyboys.

   You could not tell.

   I wonder if that is really only to Western eyes or something. They say you can tell the difference once you become acclimated to the culture and all the small details that you don't notice because of the larger differences began to become noticeable.

     I mean to say, a Thai girl, all use Yankee Roundeyes look alike too.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 29, 2016 06:21 PM (DW+jj)

209 Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 11:15 PM (T/5A0)

LOL. I'm sorry you were disappointed, but that's funny. Polo has always meant the kind with horses to me. I groomed for my mom starting when I was in kindergarten and started playing when I was twelve. Sometimes I mention polo and people ask me 'you mean water polo, right?' and I always look at them sideways for a moment before I figure out they're talking about swimming. 'Water' and 'polo' don't go together for me.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 06:21 PM (26lkV)

210 Are we making fun of dick names again? Posted by: Dick Trickle **** You insensitive pricks!

Posted by: Richard Hertz at April 29, 2016 06:21 PM (hVdx9)

211 202 Yeah, but that was for rubbing alcohol. Seriously guy, get some help. Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2016 11:16 PM (hVdx9) I'll take that if you don't want it. Posted by: Kitty Dukakis at April 29, 2016 11:19 PM (zc3Db) The Bush Family sends you a nice Happy Tank Day card every year.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:21 PM (MQEz6)

212 206 Are we making fun of dick names again? Posted by: Dick Trickle ------------------ You better not be!

Posted by: Dick Butkus at April 29, 2016 06:22 PM (AfOTL)

213 In states the Blue Laws hobos buy vanilla or mouthwash to get a buzz. They prefer vanilla

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 06:22 PM (zOTsN)

214 AOP - I have a couple of valves that I keep around for show and tell. One pair are both from 400cc bikes. One is the exhaust valve from A Suzuki GN400, single. The other is from a Yamaha 400cc , 4-cylinder, 4 valve engine. One BIG, other looks like it requires watchmaker tools.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2016 06:22 PM (9mTYi)

215 210 Are we making fun of dick names again? Posted by: Dick Trickle **** You insensitive pricks! Posted by: Richard Hertz at April 29, 2016 11:21 PM (hVdx9) Foreskin and seven years ago...

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2016 06:22 PM (MQEz6)

216 Would you say it's a keeper? Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 11:17 PM (OC+TJ) Heh. ISWYDT. I just put a deep socket on the drill press table to support the head of the valve, and placed a pair of small 1/4" drive sockets on the retainer, and used the feed handle to run the chuck down on them, and depress the retainer, and then fished the keepers out. I will make a proper two-legged "pusher" to do the intake valve, and to do the reassembly, because keeping all those small parts in the right place, under spring pressure, is tricky.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 06:23 PM (/xPBi)

217 Plus you can use your EBT card to buy the vanilla

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 06:23 PM (zOTsN)

218 Dick names? Can I play too?

Posted by: Peter O'Toole at April 29, 2016 06:23 PM (7qAYi)

219 Foreskin and seven years ago... Posted by: eman **** The unkindest cut yet...

Posted by: Richard Hertz at April 29, 2016 06:24 PM (hVdx9)

220 I thought we were going to do a shot?

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 29, 2016 06:25 PM (7TOkf)

221 I've got my tequila shot (Religion organic Reposado) which I'm sipping out of an espresso cup I got at the CIA gift shoppe. Classy as hell. Somebody roust Cochran.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 06:25 PM (jR7Wy)

222 Are we making fun of dick names again? Posted by: Dick Trickle ------------------ You better not be! Posted by: Dick Butkus at April 29, 2016 11:22 PM (AfOTL) Ha ha! You said "Dick"!

Posted by: Penis van Lesbian at April 29, 2016 06:25 PM (vBeA5)

223 All this two stroke talk makes a lad yearn for the streets of Saigon

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 06:26 PM (OC+TJ)

224 222 Are we making fun of dick names again? Posted by: Dick Trickle ------------------ You better not be! Posted by: Dick Butkus at April 29, 2016 11:22 PM (AfOTL) Ha ha! You said "Dick"! Posted by: Penis van Lesbian at April 29, 2016 11:25 PM (vBeA5) ---- Savages!

Posted by: Roger Strokes-Fappington, Esq. at April 29, 2016 06:26 PM (jR7Wy)

225 I thought we were going to do a shot? Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 29, 2016 11:25 PM (7TOkf) **** That was a BC call, and he may be rather.....indisposed by puking or passing out right now. I'd be happy to call the ball, just say the word.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 06:26 PM (YLidQ)

226 Plus you can use your EBT card to buy the vanilla Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2016 11:23 PM (zOTsN) A little mood music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTTX35LNJo

Posted by: Electronic Balance Hat at April 29, 2016 06:27 PM (vBeA5)

227 All this two stroke talk makes a lad yearn for the streets of Saigon Posted by: derit **** Because of all the scooters?

Posted by: Richard Hertz at April 29, 2016 06:27 PM (hVdx9)

228 I don't understand what's wrong with any of those names.

Posted by: richard foot, national post reporter at April 29, 2016 06:28 PM (jVvcc)

229 218 Dick names? Can I play too? Posted by: Peter O'Toole ------------ You know that I'm a dwarf, not a midget, right?

Posted by: Peter Dinklage at April 29, 2016 06:28 PM (AfOTL)

230 Who wants to peel me out of bed tomorrow morning? I just got back from polo practice and I already hurt. Usually it takes me a few hours to start hurting, but I was riding a psychopathic horse. I didn't fall off, but I swear my butt didn't touch the saddle the entire time. I'm not going to be able to move in the morning. Envy me, why don't you? Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 10:45 PM I'm also going to be so hurting tomorrow. Spring work day today. Got a pain pill from the wife that helped, we will see what tomorrow brings.

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2016 06:28 PM (o/90i)

231 Screw Cochran, call it Tim!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 06:28 PM (jR7Wy)

232 You guys are such assholes!

Posted by: Richard Hertz at April 29, 2016 06:28 PM (hVdx9)

233 @190 Good friend of mine died two years ago. Older than me, but we'd always hit it off. His gun collection was Spoken For, and another friend darn his hide helped the widow out by getting correct prices on all the tractors and implements, putting them right out of my price range. So imagine my surprise when the executor guy called me up and asked if I was interested in the classical CD collection. I took along a box, a big one.

Turned out to be over 500 CD's, several sets of those subscription series plus a lot of individual buys. My friend's interests and mine were not identical -- and we used to joke around like that -- but, overlapped considerably, and hey, matched sets.

It was raining and I had my truck. Bundled and boxed, they just barely fit in the cab with me. We had not talked price, so I went for my wallet thinking to offer a paltry hundred "or so" as a goodwill gesture. Oh no, the widow says. He wanted you to have those.

Aw. Thought good thoughts all day, and all the next, as I sorted all those damn things out. And now I have to store them somehow.     

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 06:29 PM (xq1UY)

234 Screw Cochran, call it Tim! Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 11:28 PM (jR7Wy) ***** May the best days of your past Be the worst days of your future. Slainte!

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 06:30 PM (YLidQ)

235 Well, if I were John Kasich's spouse, I'd definitely want him to spend as much time away from home as possible.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at April 29, 2016 06:30 PM (laMCB)

236 Look you have to understand that I am not saying everyone who posts here is  a racist.  You are just worse than Hitler.  I mean you can't argue with that because it's true.  Whoever said that I am a 5 year plant yesterday is a Blazzer and totally correct.  But I ate pizza today so I am totes cool. 

Posted by: JeffsBrainOnChems at April 29, 2016 06:30 PM (KIJKy)

237 L'chaim, fappers!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 29, 2016 06:30 PM (jR7Wy)

238 Turned out to be over 500 CD's, several sets of those subscription series plus a lot of individual buys. My friend's interests and mine were not identical -- and we used to joke around like that -- but, overlapped considerably, and hey, matched sets. It was raining and I had my truck. Bundled and boxed, they just barely fit in the cab with me. We had not talked price, so I went for my wallet thinking to offer a paltry hundred "or so" as a goodwill gesture. Oh no, the widow says. He wanted you to have those. Aw. Thought good thoughts all day, and all the next, as I sorted all those damn things out. And now I have to store them somehow. Posted by: Stringer Davis **** Bittersweet?

Posted by: Richard Hertz at April 29, 2016 06:30 PM (hVdx9)

239 Slainte! Posted by: Tim in GA at April 29, 2016 11:30 PM (YLidQ) ---------- Slainte!

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 29, 2016 06:32 PM (7TOkf)

240 Got a call from the bank today, "We're calling to report a data breach that may expose your credit card to fraudulent charges...."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2016 06:33 PM (9mTYi)

241 kramer and newman got excited about records too. sergio mendes!

Posted by: north and judd at April 29, 2016 06:33 PM (ceWrl)

242 Slainte! Posted by: Tim in GA at April 29, 2016 11:30 PM (YLidQ) ---------- Slainte! Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 29, 2016 11:32 PM (7TOkf) --------- Slut!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 29, 2016 06:33 PM (7qAYi)

243 Have you ever seen me hit a nine iron out of the deep rough on an overnight Asian flight from 36,000 ft?

Posted by: Bubba Watson at April 29, 2016 06:34 PM (DQ7cg)

244 Ok, I've waited long enough. Are you assholes drunk yet or what??? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2016 10:54 PM You really don't know me well yet cousin.

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2016 06:34 PM (o/90i)

245 All right, that's enough yakking for me.

Sleep well, Hordelings. Or get drunk. Or get into mischief. Just as long as you do it well.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 06:35 PM (26lkV)

246 kramer and newman got excited about records too. sergio mendes! Posted by: north and judd at April 29, 2016 11:33 PM (ceWrl) He can't use the bathroom in South America!

Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 06:36 PM (7qAYi)

247 Aw. Thought good thoughts all day, and all the next, as I sorted all those damn things out. And now I have to store them somehow. Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 11:29 PM (xq1UY) Sounds like both your late friend and his widow are very special people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 06:36 PM (/xPBi)

248 Holy shit, just noticed I might have white privilege...

Well I do, nothing wrong with that...

Posted by: D. J. Trump at April 29, 2016 06:37 PM (WPVd3)

249 Bittersweet? Posted by: Richard Hertz

As apparently no girl ever said at a picnic, I ain't bitin on that.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 06:38 PM (xq1UY)

250 Saturday's page 3 girl is dressed like some indian-inspired centerfold from the '70s. Very groovy. Too bad she's not smiling http://www.page3.com/sol/homepage/page3/

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 06:38 PM (OC+TJ)

251 Whoops, Page 3 is NSFW

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 06:38 PM (OC+TJ)

252 Holy shit, just noticed I might have white privilege... Well I do, nothing wrong with that... Posted by: D. J. Trump I'm white. Trust me, white privilege is not all it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 06:39 PM (q2s1f)

253 "210 Are we making fun of dick names again?

Posted by: Dick Trickle"

Just no making fun of Dick Winters.

Seriously.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 29, 2016 06:40 PM (9ltS8)

254 >> kramer and newman got excited about records too. sergio mendes! I've been buying a few LPs on and off from this guy for years. He has a lot of killer stuff in his collection. I just wish I had a lot more cash to throw down!

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 06:40 PM (etV2e)

255 And now I have to store them somehow. Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 11:29 PM (xq1UY) Copy them and put them on a hard drive or usb flash. You can get a 128 GB flash for $25, now. 500 CDs should be around 350 GB (but it will be only around 170 GB if you convert to flac, which is lossless).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 06:40 PM (zc3Db)

256 "Got a call from the bank today, "We're calling to report a data breach that may expose your credit card to fraudulent charges...." Posted by: Mike Hammer"

You don't use Asheville Savings Bank do you?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 29, 2016 06:41 PM (9ltS8)

257 Tonight I was at a public high school for a recital thingy. They have posters on the wall for free food and free clothes for all students. whays next free XBoxes? No need for Bernie to win. We're already full on socialist my friends.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 29, 2016 06:41 PM (HiUOx)

258 Lord Almighty. I just got home from the Brewers-Marlins game. Marlins pitcher Adam Conley had a no-hitter going against the Crew through 7 and three quarters innings. The Brewers turned a nifty triple play, but were hopeless at the plate against Conley - until Don Mattingly pulled Conley out of the game. (I know the pitch count was up but if I were Conley, I'd be so f'ing furious - how often does a pitcher get to toss a no-no?) The no-hitter continued through the 9th inning and the Marlins were one out away from a no-hitter when the Marlins closer gave up a hit - and then another and another. And then the score was 3-6 with bases loaded. And damn, I was praying hard for a walk-off grand slam - but shit, the batter struck out and that was it. Damn - but still, what a great inning. That's what people who complain of baseball's slowness don't get - it's slow until it's not - and then it becomes unbearably exciting because the suspense can go on for minute and after, and it's not over until the last out is recorded.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 06:41 PM (P8951)

259 I will post to the book thread Sunday.  But it was that good.

Post Office by Charles Bukowski.  Holy shit is this book on the money.  He was a drunk who worked for the USPS.  So true.  Oh and he was a womanizer and pretty much a piece of shit.  Still a great book.  Reminded me of Confederacy of Dunces, except mail man stuff.

Posted by: prophet at April 29, 2016 06:41 PM (KIJKy)

260 I can chase anyone down from behind

Posted by: dick butkis at April 29, 2016 06:41 PM (R5HRU)

261 Somewhere, someplace, there's a goat missing their best friend

Posted by: Yassir Arrifat at April 29, 2016 06:41 PM (WPVd3)

262 196---We played a ton of Marco Polo when we were kids so we weren't surprised. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 ------------ Ah! Never thought of that. Good point! Alas, I wasn't familiar with that game at the time. -------------------------- 209--- Polo has always meant the kind with horses to me..... Posted by: right wing whippersnapper -------------- Me too, although I never came close to playing it! The father of one of my best childhood friends managed an equestrian club that included polo grounds. They lived adjacent to the place so I occasionally saw practices. I was impressed. But, like most people, I think of it as a sport for rich people only. I'm glad to hear there is a wider pool of players. (Er, not swimming pool!)

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 06:41 PM (T/5A0)

263 Got a call from the bank today, "We're calling to report a data breach that may expose your credit card to fraudulent charges...." Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2016 11:33 PM (9mTYi) Not going partisan political here, but that's the sort of shit that the Republican front-runners should pick up on. Promise to enable U.S. law enforcement to go after offshore crooks who pull that sort of scam. And if the country in which they are based refuses extradition, send a hit team to scrag them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 06:42 PM (/xPBi)

264 that was a great episode, also, the keith hernandez ones and the pagliacci opera one

Posted by: north and judd at April 29, 2016 06:42 PM (ceWrl)

265 Copy them and put them on a hard drive or usb flash. You can get a 128 GB flash for $25, now. 500 CDs should be around 350 GB (but it will be only around 170 GB if you convert to flac, which is lossless). Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPai Just out of curiosity, how long would that take?

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 06:43 PM (q2s1f)

266 Hammer, you got the call after the market cloaed? Hmmm

Posted by: Jean at April 29, 2016 06:43 PM (cXiMR)

267 And shave those side-burns, MATTINGLY!

Posted by: Coach Montgomery Burns at April 29, 2016 06:43 PM (etV2e)

268 @255 And then what -- throw them out? I have to store them either way.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 06:43 PM (xq1UY)

269 And then what -- throw them out? I have to store them either way. Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 11:43 PM (xq1UY) Sell them at FYE. You can get some decent cash.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 06:45 PM (7qAYi)

270 Is banging a potential ladyboy in the rear lossless if one never peers around a hip corner?

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 06:45 PM (OC+TJ)

271 book a river tour tomorrow garrett...one with a big family that has lots and lots of kids.

Posted by: north and judd at April 29, 2016 06:46 PM (ceWrl)

272 CDs store pretty easily if you don't want them at your fingertips. Usually there is a lot of dead space in the backs of linen closets and over the hanging section of your closet.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 06:46 PM (etV2e)

273 I would recommend against clicking any links KIJKy happens to drop. Just sayin'.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 06:46 PM (EzgxV)

274 I'm white. Trust me, white privilege is not all it's cracked up to be. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 11:39 PM Ain't got me nuffin I can cash at the bank. Go figure. Now that ebt sheet looks like good money... Posted by: Obamaphone owners

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2016 06:47 PM (o/90i)

275 Is banging a potential ladyboy in the rear lossless if one never peers around a hip corner? Posted by: derit I believe you're still obligated to keep your eyes closed.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 06:47 PM (q2s1f)

276 Just out of curiosity, how long would that take? Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 11:43 PM (q2s1f) Copying - a few minutes a disk. But it only has to be done once and then you're all set and can copy/transfer the files as you see fit. Converting those files from wavs to flac - not long and most media players will do it while you are off doing something else. I converted all of my CDs to mp3 files years ago. Back then, memory was too expensive to save the full wavs or even the half size flac files. Nowadays memory is so cheap that you can just save full CDs in their original waves for almost nothing. Many media players won't play the wavs, though. A lot will play flacs and all will play mp3s. But converting files to those formats is easy and not something you ahve to actively sita round doing. The programs will run through huge lists of songs on their own.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 06:48 PM (zc3Db)

277 God Family Country I've decided I'm gonna post this every Friday post. I do this partly because every friday, i end the week, sitting next to my beautiful woman, smoking a cigar next to a fire, remembering what's important in life. I don't have to force it either because it just comes naturally in such an environment. Its in these moments that I can see the big picture so much better and see the sovereignty of God at work regardless of how bad things look and remember what my true purpose as a man is, suce as protecting what's beautiful in this world to my last breath, being the spiritual leader of my family and standing for what's right and just and trusting God to the rest.

Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 06:48 PM (TdVF2)

Posted by: don mattingly at April 29, 2016 06:48 PM (jVvcc)

279 233---Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 11:29 PM (xq1UY) ------------------- That CD story makes me smile.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 06:49 PM (T/5A0)

280 So, tomorrow should be fun. Gym in the morning, followed by sparring, and then pistol shopping. At some point I also have to deposit the check from my mortgage company for $1400.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2016 06:49 PM (fC9RO)

281 @255 And then what -- throw them out? I have to store them either way. Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 11:43 PM (xq1UY) I tossed all of my CDs after I had the files off of them. No need to save the CDs.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 06:49 PM (zc3Db)

282 Is banging a potential ladyboy in the rear lossless if one never peers around a hip corner?
Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 11:45

Dude.

Posted by: Yassir Arrifat at April 29, 2016 06:49 PM (WPVd3)

283 I hate to fucking say this but...

Moo Moo I used to hate your posts and now I at least understand them if not agree mostly.  Your still a dick but so am I.  Fucker

Posted by: prophet at April 29, 2016 06:49 PM (KIJKy)

284 'Water' and 'polo' don't go together for me.

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper- quietly rebellious at April 29, 2016 11:21 PM (26lkV)



Tell us about it.

Posted by: Polish Water Polo Team at April 29, 2016 06:50 PM (cmE8J)

285 Is banging a potential ladyboy in the rear lossless You shouldn't catch any FLAC over it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2016 06:50 PM (k4M/B)

286 've decided I'm gonna post this every Friday post. I do this partly because every friday, i end the week, sitting next to my beautiful woman, smoking a cigar next to a fire, remembering what's important in life. I don't have to force it either because it just comes naturally in such an environment. Its in these moments that I can see the big picture so much better and see the sovereignty of God at work regardless of how bad things look and remember what my true purpose as a man is, suce as protecting what's beautiful in this world to my last breath, being the spiritual leader of my family and standing for what's right and just and trusting God to the rest. Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 11:48 PM (TdVF2) **** You sound like a good guy. Please post more often. Be well.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 06:51 PM (YLidQ)

287 I tossed all of my CDs after I had the files off of them. No need to save the CDs. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 11:49 PM (zc3Db) I think you missed the part about those CDs being a bequest from a departed friend. Throwing them out would be tacky, IMHO.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 06:52 PM (/xPBi)

288 Tonight's ONT brought to you by bikini airline: Operation Viking Snatch. But undercover!

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2016 06:53 PM (OLNwX)

289 The programs will run through huge lists of songs on their own. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair Cool, but the idea of the first time physically changing each CD would seem too high a mountain to me. But then, I've never been accused of being motivated.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 06:53 PM (q2s1f)

290 About half way through my year in 'Nam, my captain yelled from his office, "Mackett get in here. There's a guy here who looks like you and says he's your brother." It was 46 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

He was working for The World Health Organization and was in Indonesia and was helping to set up fishing co-ops in villages. He made a detour to Saigon on his way home to Rome. Didn't tell me that he was coming.

Posted by: Zoltan at April 29, 2016 06:53 PM (JYer2)

291 John Wayne has been dead to me ever since he endorsed Trump ...

Posted by: ShainS at April 29, 2016 06:55 PM (a6Ff7)

292 After transfer to reel-to-reel, the 78's made great skeet targets?
Nossir. I chased technology "updates," and its salesmen chased me, for 30 years.
I have backups for my backups, and they're all staying live, thank you.
My kid's godfather has Edison cylinders, and the player. I envy him.  

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 06:55 PM (xq1UY)

293 I think you missed the part about those CDs being a bequest from a departed friend. Throwing them out would be tacky, IMHO. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 11:52 PM (/xPBi) The songs were bequeathed. The CDs are just the medium. I don't see anything wrong with getting the music files. If I left CDs to a friend I would be very happy to have them take the music and get rid of the CDs. Also, you have to copy the files to the computer, to begin with, because if you really want to be able to listen to the stuff you need to convert the files and put them on SD cards to play in your mp3 player.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 06:56 PM (zc3Db)

294 Is banging a potential ladyboy in the rear lossless if one never peers around a hip corner? Posted by: derit I'd want to be certain. Then again, I'm more anal than most.

Posted by: Guest Lecturer Barack Obama at April 29, 2016 06:56 PM (OLNwX)

295 I think you missed the part about those CDs being a bequest from a departed friend. Throwing them out would be tacky, IMHO.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 11:52 PM (/xPBi)



I've got a lot of stuff from my late father in that category: the vortex between a) I don't really want to keep it, but b) I can't bear to part with it, either, because ... well, because.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 06:56 PM (oKE6c)

296 I don't think I'd click anything posted by AG7GB, either.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 06:56 PM (EzgxV)

297 258---That's what people who complain of baseball's slowness don't get - it's slow until it's not - and then it becomes unbearably exciting because the suspense can go on for minute and after, and it's not over until the last out is recorded. Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 11:41 PM (P8951) ----------------- Yep. And close games build up to a crescendo, where every single pitch in the last few innings gets more and more important until the very last out or the nervous breakdown, whichever comes first.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 06:56 PM (T/5A0)

298 Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 11:48 PM (TdVF2) **** You sound like a good guy. Please post more often. Be well. ------- Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it. The same for you. It will probably surprise you but I'm also technically considered a "millennial" haha

Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 06:56 PM (TdVF2)

299 American women is like onion it end after peeling off many lawyers

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 06:56 PM (OC+TJ)

300 That's it for me. I'm wiped after taking off all of those socks.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 06:56 PM (jVvcc)

301 I tossed all of my CDs after I had the files off of them. No need to save the CDs. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 11:49 PM (zc3Db) In all probability yes. Legally speaking to possess the digital copies you also have to possess the original media is some form. Original Media also includes paid for downloads that you can show proof of paying for.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Lets hear it for the Holiday Inn Express at April 29, 2016 06:57 PM (WVsWD)

302 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726084134209114113 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726084311544295424 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726084469434675200 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726084631997472768 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726084774138273792

Posted by: kbdabear at April 29, 2016 06:57 PM (Es6LZ)

303 The Vietnamese CEO is quoted as saying the girls can also wear the ao dai ("ow yai") if they prefer. I recall Vietnam Airlines in the 90s, domestic flights (Aussie pilot in left seat, new Airbuses). Flight attendants were almost all female, wore ao dais. Stunning. Just put those gorgeous girls in the photos in that article in the form-fitting ao dai, not hard to imagine. Vietnam. Was a feast for the eyes, and the palate. Was visiting a gf there, so, well, window shopping only. But wow. Check out those photos, a pretty good hint at what the country has to offer.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 29, 2016 06:58 PM (QDnY+)

304 Cool, but the idea of the first time physically changing each CD would seem too high a mountain to me. But then, I've never been accused of being motivated. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 11:53 PM (q2s1f) You don't have to do it all at once. You can do it for each CD as you decide to listen to it. I would do it all at once and then have everything at my hands to listen to any time, anywhere ... but we each have our way.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 06:58 PM (zc3Db)

305 Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it. The same for you. It will probably surprise you but I'm also technically considered a "millennial" haha Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 11:56 PM (TdVF2) ***** *Shrug* We have room for all. Be well.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 06:58 PM (YLidQ)

306 Yep. And close games build up to a crescendo, where every single pitch in the last few innings gets more and more important until the very last out or the nervous breakdown, whichever comes first. Or the fucking home-team TV announcers mention the no-hitter in the 5th inning to jinx him and the next batter gets a hit off of him. Happened once already to me watching my Jays. Assholes.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 06:59 PM (jVvcc)

307 After transfer to reel-to-reel, the 78's made great skeet targets?  Nossir.  I chased technology "updates," and its salesmen chased me, for 30 years.  I have backups for my backups, and they're all staying live, thank you.  My kid's godfather has Edison cylinders, and the player. I envy him.

You sound like you're the analog retentive type.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 06:59 PM (T/cxb)

308 More Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726084921857437696 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726085073158569986 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726085361596661760 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726085809204400129 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726085959041748992

Posted by: kbdabear at April 29, 2016 06:59 PM (Es6LZ)

309 You don't use Asheville Savings Bank do you? Posted by: AshevilleRobert ------------- Bank of America. But it wasn't their problem, it was at some retailer, or such. Didn't ask who. Duh.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 29, 2016 07:00 PM (9mTYi)

310 Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 11:48 PM (TdVF2) Good for you. I have been suffering from depression for a while now and the posts at AOSHQ haven't helped. I despair for my country. (For those who think I am baseball obsessed, that only because the game gets my mind off politics - although since I'm a Brewers fan, it's not like it's making me less depressed. Jeez, I never thought I'd envy Cubs fans, but lately....) I need to remember the good things in life - because I forget them very easily when i consider the state of the nation. There are things that go deeper than who the f'ing president or candidates are at this time.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 07:00 PM (P8951)

311 CO Alex, gonna head out to the garage and finish loading 100 more 9mm so I can start drinking, but what sort of pistol shopping you doing? I'll mention again that CA's infamous handgun roster makes it easy to unload a hot non-roster platform here at a profit. You can import a non-roster handgun you already own, and can sell privately. Only source for a growing number of handguns.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 29, 2016 07:02 PM (QDnY+)

312 290- My dad, a Korean war vet, told me about when he was in Korea with the USMC, he went back to the rear and ran into his cousin (career Marine). He said they found a bunch of cans of sardines and took them to the front. He said, him and his cousin sat there eating sardines and every now and then they'd touch a couple of rounds off at the N. Koreans. He always said for some reason that was the most happiest times of his life; until the N. Koreans blew him up with a mortar round.

Posted by: Yassir Arrifat at April 29, 2016 07:02 PM (WPVd3)

313 every friday, i end the week, sitting next to my beautiful woman, smoking a cigar next to a fire

This sentence fragment brought to you by the Oxford Comma Society.
See how well-deployed punctuation can affect your mental imagery?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 07:02 PM (xq1UY)

314 CDs, especially Classical CDs can be quite valuable. I wouldn't throw anything away before I knew what it was. And I don't throw any music media away unless it is degraded past the point of enjoyment.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 07:02 PM (etV2e)

315 310 Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 11:48 PM (TdVF2) Good for you. I have been suffering from depression for a while now and the posts at AOSHQ haven't helped. I despair for my country. (For those who think I am baseball obsessed, that only because the game gets my mind off politics - although since I'm a Brewers fan, it's not like it's making me less depressed. Jeez, I never thought I'd envy Cubs fans, but lately....) I need to remember the good things in life - because I forget them very easily when i consider the state of the nation. There are things that go deeper than who the f'ing president or candidates are at this time. Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 30, 2016 12:00 AM (P8951) Well said, the both of you. You're the sort of folks I'd like to see more posts from.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:02 PM (EzgxV)

316 There are good ships, and there are wood ships, The ships that sail the sea. But the best ships, are friendships, And may they always be. Nite all good friends. T

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2016 07:03 PM (o/90i)

317 >>every friday, i end the week, sitting next to my beautiful woman, smoking a cigar next to a fire ...and I was thinking, cigar...fire...maybe she's not inflatable?

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 07:03 PM (etV2e)

318 306---Or the fucking home-team TV announcers mention the no-hitter in the 5th inning to jinx him and the next batter gets a hit off of him. Posted by: andycanuck at April 29, 2016 11:59 PM (jVvcc) ----------- Yeah, that's another thing about baseball. There's a good reason baseball players are so superstitious. Jinxes. Pixies. Demons. Everywhere. They're all over the field, in the dug-out, in the bull pen, and in the sport-casters' very breath.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 07:04 PM (T/5A0)

319 My kid's godfather has Edison cylinders, and the player. I envy him. --------------- Had lunch today with a guy who is one of the most knowledgeable Edison guys that there is. He's widely regarded as one of THE experts. Retired from RCA Records.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 29, 2016 07:05 PM (9mTYi)

320 Hey everybody. I'm almost 50 years old, so I'm kind of used to all the fleas and mosquitoes coming out and feasting on my blood every spring and summer. But now they're posting Yelp reviews?!?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:06 PM (ntObR)

321 OK..I have one question  of you Trumpest ... If Cruz does manage to pull a 2nd or 3rd, or whatever ballot victory. Will you take your ball, and bat and go home?

I do not think Trump has any ideas on what he going to do, once in power, but I will vote for him over a Hilbabesat Presidency. 

Where are you?  Trump or nothing?  Sit on your hands, cuz it's not your boy?

All I hear is anger....Burn it down, scatter the stones, and salt the earth where it stood.  Is that your ONLY POSITION?


Posted by: Paladin at April 29, 2016 07:07 PM (r6vt4)

322 I'm almost 50 years old, so I'm kind of used to all the fleas and mosquitoes coming out and feasting on my blood every spring and summer. But now they're posting Yelp reviews?!?

From what I'm reading your customer service is terrible.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 07:07 PM (T/cxb)

323 I read somewhere that Will Ferrell dropped out of that proposed Reagan movie. He must have weighed his future earnings against his hatred of conservatives and picked "future earnings". Of course, I could be wrong.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2016 07:07 PM (NGd+i)

324 Bank of America. But it wasn't their problem, it was at some retailer, or such. Didn't ask who. Duh. Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 30, 2016 12:00 AM (9mTYi) They probably wouldn't tell you, even if you had asked. Had that happen to me last year when a debit card I had on a U.S.-based bank was "compromised". If I had known which retailer was the site of the breach, I might have been able to contribute information that could lead to the perp. But I guess they are afraid of customers going vigilante on the scammers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 07:08 PM (/xPBi)

325 Blanco, only if I catch you at the lunch buffet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:08 PM (ntObR)

326 And close games build up to a crescendo, where every single pitch in the last few innings gets more and more important until the very last out or the nervous breakdown, whichever comes first. Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 11:56 PM (T/5A0) The Brewers closer used to be Francisco Rodriquez, who usually was successful but not without making you sweat bullets first, because he'd give up a couple of walks or a base hit before getting the save. On fan sites they called it TPOT - 20 Pitches of Terror. "OK, 9th inning, Brewers up 5-4, now it's TPOT time!"

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 07:09 PM (P8951)

327 Puddleglum, Ferrell did drop the Reagan project. Even at Hollywood Elsewhere, the mostly liberal readers thought the whole thing was tasteless.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:09 PM (ntObR)

328 CDs, especially Classical CDs can be quite valuable. So sell them. I wouldn't throw anything away before I knew what it was. And I don't throw any music media away unless it is degraded past the point of enjoyment. Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2016 12:02 AM (etV2e) CDs are nothing but files. Once you copy the files there's nothing on the CD that you don't have. This isn't like taping a record or something. You have the file then what's left on the CD is of no extra use to you. You have a perfect copy - and you have it in a much more accessible and manipulable state. It's always preferable to have files on a hard drive rather than on a CD. Now, one can keep the CDs for more permanent backup but there are better and cheaper ways to keep off-line backups. CDs are far too bulky to really keep around these days. Offline backups are much better done on DVDs or Blurays, though a few copies on hard drives are much cheaper and easier. But the first thing to do with any CD is to put the files on your drive so that you can work with them, move them, copy them and use them as you will really want to.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 07:09 PM (zc3Db)

329 Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2016 12:07 AM (r6vt4) ***** Yeah... We don't do primary politics ln the ONT. See every Ace thread every day during the week for that.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at April 29, 2016 07:09 PM (YLidQ)

330 Yeah, that's another thing about baseball. There's a good reason baseball players are so superstitious. Jinxes. Pixies. Demons. Everywhere. They're all over the field, in the dug-out, in the bull pen, Even angels in the outfield.

Posted by: Aloysius X. McGovern at April 29, 2016 07:09 PM (k4M/B)

331 r6vt4 -- another one continuing a conversation only he can hear. Probably a bad idea to click on his links....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:09 PM (EzgxV)

332 , he went back to the rear and ran into his cousin (career Marine). He said they found a bunch of cans of sardines.. ------------ A friend of my dad's told the story of how he and some others were aboard a sinking merchant marine vessel. It was settling slowly, and rescue was at hand with men being taken off by other ship's boats. While waiting, they raided the galley, then sat on the fantail eating ice cream.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 29, 2016 07:10 PM (9mTYi)

333 Oh, great. Mrs. Chronda was looking at something and I showed her some MikuMikuDance videos and now she's installed the software and is fiddling with it.

I sense a great disturbance in the force. And I blame Anna Puma.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 29, 2016 07:10 PM (o78gS)

334 The Jays' ones are particularly bad for that sort of crap, Margarita. I don't care if there's no such thing as "luck"; why the fuck say something stupid like, "Oh, batter X has never gotten a hit off of Jays' pitcher Y in this tense 2-out bases-loaded situation"? They're there to tell us what's happening not predict the future. And our guys are particularly bad for it because they seem to be under the mistaken impression they're doing radio and have to fill every freaking minute of air time with talk. Assholes.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 07:10 PM (jVvcc)

335 >> Is banging a potential ladyboy in the rear lossless if one never peers >> around a hip corner?

    From what I read, if a ladyboy gets you off, you're expected to return the favor and get them off.  Well, I don't think you have to, uh, go all the way so to speak, but you do have to give them a little attention in return.

   So going ladyboy is sort of a Rubicon, you ain't gonna just dip your toes in a little bit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 29, 2016 07:10 PM (DW+jj)

336 Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2016 12:07 AM (r6vt4) Straw man, much?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 07:10 PM (/xPBi)

337 Try and sell the Files on eBay.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 07:11 PM (etV2e)

338 Primordial, I've read there's freeware that will allow you to make a perfect copy of a CD. I'm hoping I can get one (or purchase an inexpensive program that does the same), and get into the habit of backing up my CDs onto other CDs and disk media every 5 years or so. You still want the MP3s to listen to in your computer though, because those files take up so much less space.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:11 PM (ntObR)

339 I sit by a beautiful woman every night too. You don't see me bragging about it. (NSFW) http://preview.tinyurl.com/jmvrsak

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2016 07:11 PM (OC+TJ)

340 I tossed all of my CDs after I had the files off of them. No need to save the CDs. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 11:49 PM (zc3Db) I still have all the old "longbox" packaging...

Posted by: The Compact Hat at April 29, 2016 07:11 PM (vBeA5)

341 Megyn Kelly is off my list. Last night and tonight she segments on NC HB2 which were just ignorant.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 29, 2016 07:12 PM (9mTYi)

342 320--But now they're posting Yelp reviews?!? Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR) ------------- See, this is one thing I detest about modern technology. Back in the olden days, fleas and mosquitoes would have had to type a letter out, sign it, fold it, put it in an envelope, smack a stamp on it, and haul it to the post office. Couldn't do it. Now all they have to do is jump on some buttons.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 07:13 PM (T/5A0)

343 Yeah, Hat! That's how you do it.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 07:13 PM (etV2e)

344 338 Primordial, I've read there's freeware that will allow you to make a perfect copy of a CD. I'm hoping I can get one (or purchase an inexpensive program that does the same), and get into the habit of backing up my CDs onto other CDs and disk media every 5 years or so. You still want the MP3s to listen to in your computer though, because those files take up so much less space. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 12:11 AM (ntObR) Just about anything will let you burn perfect copies of standard CD's. Grab an ISO image, burn as many as you want.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:13 PM (EzgxV)

345 @319 Ogod, don't let him get talking about what all went over the bank when they closed their old main plant. It'll break your heart.

I know a guy, stomp "jass" pianist, who got a radio station holding company's entire library, going back to the 30's, for free, by being there (and, knowing a guy, buy mostly...). He rents a couple of storage units to keep them all in -- promo singles, of course, but also LP's, reel tapes, and 16 RPM "miracle of transcription" programs. We all like to BS about stuff being our retirement plan, but he has some sales to prove it. The station was moving its studio, and its actual business plan was to throw it all away. No thought given to sales, or even the write-off of a library donation. You don't argue popular music with this guy. He has documentation.   

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 07:13 PM (xq1UY)

346 313 every friday, i end the week, sitting next to my beautiful woman, smoking a cigar next to a fire This sentence fragment brought to you by the Oxford Comma Society. See how well-deployed punctuation can affect your mental imagery? ---- Lol, think of it more as a "poem" than some stupid adherence to "grammar" and "rules"

Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 07:13 PM (TdVF2)

347 And our guys are particularly bad for it because they seem to be under the mistaken impression they're doing radio and have to fill every freaking minute of air time with talk. Assholes. Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2016 12:10 AM (jVvcc) As I said earlier today, I do feel blessed that I still get to listen to Bob Uecker calling Brewers games. The man is a treasure and still witty and sharp although he's like 129 years old. ( He has to rest every few innings or so.) He and Vin Scully are the last of the old timers left.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 07:14 PM (P8951)

348 Stringer Davis, you can find out how much each CD is worth by looking up each one at Amazon, which sells tons of both new and used-condition CDs. I'd bet most will be only worth pennies, but there could be a few that have been out-of-print too long and that contain classic performances, so give it a shot. I wish I had held onto some of my original CD purchases, or purchased second copies to keep in collectible condition. One of them, a gold CD edition in a special aluminum box of Cream's Wheels of Fire, came out in 1993, and I bought it literally the first month it came out for I believe about $60. It's now worth about 10 times that much if it's never left the shrinkwrap.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:15 PM (ntObR)

349 Rhomboid,

I'm probably going to look for a .22 for plinking this time around.  But next month I'll hunt down something with more heft.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2016 07:15 PM (fC9RO)

350 Compact Hat, wow. Those longboxes by themselves might be worth a little bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:15 PM (ntObR)

351 339 I sit by a beautiful woman every night too. You don't see me bragging about it. (NSFW) http://preview.tinyurl.com/jmvrsak ---- eh... I guess I'm just not as a big on the whole "plastic" look

Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 07:15 PM (TdVF2)

352 Margarita, yup. At least I have a good number of 4-star reviews, such as: "Classic Italian, great for an informal date night..." "Mmm, always thick and creamy! Like a garlic milkshake!" "My family has been coming to Steve for generations and we've never left unsatisfied."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:17 PM (ntObR)

353 >> Stringer Davis, you can find out how much each CD is worth by looking up each one at Amazon, which sells tons of both new and used-condition CDs. Dicogs is the place to find good value reports. But, I don't know how complete thei Classical Listings are.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2016 07:17 PM (etV2e)

354 326 --- "20 Pitches of Terror." Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 30, 2016 12:09 AM (P8951) -------------

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 07:17 PM (T/5A0)

355 Primordial, I've read there's freeware that will allow you to make a perfect copy of a CD. I'm hoping I can get one (or purchase an inexpensive program that does the same), and get into the habit of backing up my CDs onto other CDs and disk media every 5 years or so. You shouldn't have any problems copying the wav files off of CDs. I don't use Windows so I don't know what the story is with it but most media players will rip CDs for you. I use linux so I just copy the files directly from the CD. You still want the MP3s to listen to in your computer though, because those files take up so much less space. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 12:11 AM (ntObR) I make mp3s to listen to in my mp3 player (because it won't handle too many formats and its memory is limited to a 32GB card) but for my computer I keep the old wavs. They used to be prohibitively large but with the prices of hard drives now down around 5 cents/GB you can save the full wavs without any problem. Nowadays, since memory is so cheap people are starting to want much better resolution on their music files than the old CD wavs allowed.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 07:17 PM (zc3Db)

356 I still have all the old "longbox" packaging... Posted by: The Compact Hat at April 30, 2016 12:11 AM (vBeA5) I am sure that some of the CD's referenced by Stringer are limited pressings, and quite valuable intrinsically. It's all very well to make copies to play for enjoyment, but the originals should be retained simply because they are originals.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 07:18 PM (/xPBi)

357 "Environmentalists" hated those long boxes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2016 07:19 PM (k4M/B)

358 At least I have a good number of 4-star reviews, such as:

Then there's the one star reviews:

"Swatted on my first bite, broke three of my legs and both wings!  Tasty, though."

"Grabbed my cousin Billy and popped his head right off!"

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 07:21 PM (T/cxb)

359 What's all this about long boxes?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 29, 2016 07:21 PM (4Lo94)

360 Lol, think of it more as a "poem" than some stupid adherence to "grammar" and "rules" Posted by: Connor at April 30, 2016 12:13 AM (TdVF2) Those rules exist to ensure that what you write actually bears some resemblance to what you mean to say.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 07:21 PM (/xPBi)

361 All I hear is anger Then you must learn to listen.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2016 07:22 PM (ANVXm)

362 Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 12:02 AM (EzgxV) Well, I don't know what I bring to this place because I babble and vent - but thank you.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 07:22 PM (P8951)

363 Primordial, I understand. But are WAVs the actual format that tracks are encoded to, right on the CD? The impression I have is that CDs actually have their own encoding right on the disk; those files are *big*, even bigger than the size a WAV would be; and that "perfect copy" programs will save the CD in the CD's own format.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:23 PM (ntObR)

364 342 320--But now they're posting Yelp reviews?!? Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR) ------------- See, this is one thing I detest about modern technology. Back in the olden days, fleas and mosquitoes would have had to type a letter out, sign it, fold it, put it in an envelope, smack a stamp on it, and haul it to the post office. Couldn't do it. Now all they have to do is jump on some buttons. Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 30, 2016 12:13 AM (T/5A0) OK, that's it -- you get a retelling of The Bedbug Letter. Many years ago -- thinking the 1930s -- travelling across country was done in Pullman Coaches......essentially hotel rooms in rail cars. You'd fold the seat out into a bed, and sleep while the train took you from Dallas to Albuquerque. One intrepid salesman, who had logged a large number of miles, had an experience that inspired him to write to the President of the Pullman Coach Company. It seems that he had been attacked by bedbugs during a recent trip, and had great personal pain and expense thereby, including disinfection of his belongings. He actually received a hand-signed letter from the President assuring him that his concerns were duly noted, management was shocked and appalled, not only that car -- but the entire train of cars -- had been pulled out of service for extensive disinfection, memos had been distributed throughout the ranks to focus attention on this potential issue and guard against further episodes, customer service auditors were on-site attempting to see what flaw in procedures might have allowed this ghastly event to occur, and the employees in charge of making this car ready prior to his journey were being interviewed closely as to their continued employment. And, paperclipped to this, was a handwritten note that said, "Send this SOB the bedbug letter."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:24 PM (EzgxV)

365 Blanco, heh heh heh :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:24 PM (ntObR)

366 Uh, oh. The Oxford Comma war begins again.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 29, 2016 07:24 PM (9mTYi)

367 Uh, oh. The Oxford Comma war begins again. Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 30, 2016 12:24 AM (9mTYi) Longbow, crossbow

Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 07:26 PM (7qAYi)

368 #StayOffFantasyIsland

Posted by: Jen Psocki at April 29, 2016 07:26 PM (Dwehj)

369 Uh, oh. The Oxford Comma war begins again. Posted by: Mike Hammer ------------- Hold it... I meant to say "The Oxford Comma War begins, again."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 29, 2016 07:27 PM (9mTYi)

370 While I believe in grammar and rules, I frequently break them here and don't realize it until I've hit the post button. I am slightly embarrassed, but only slightly, because I feel I am among friends. Also, because t's a goddamn blog comment, not a term paper. Connor wrote a very good comment. I do not want him to feel that he is not among friends. (Oh, shit, that's a double negative! Please don't jump on me!)

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 07:27 PM (P8951)

371 #BulldozersMatter

Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie at April 29, 2016 07:28 PM (Dwehj)

372 @346 Relax, kid.
Your comma was all right.
You do see that it was the only thing keeping your woman from smoking that cigar, and out of the fire, right? I'm happy for her sake that you had one with you.

You'd be surprised how many shit sandwiches those stupid grammar rules can keep you from eating. Misplace a comma in a contract, and any lawyer worth his billable hour will drive a Mack truck through there. We'll talk poetry another time.  

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 07:28 PM (xq1UY)

373 371 #BulldozersMatter
Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie at April 30, 2016 12:28 AM (Dwehj)



It's a pressing issue!

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 07:29 PM (oKE6c)

374 Connor wrote a very good comment. I do not want him to feel that he is not among friends. ----------- He's doing fine.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 29, 2016 07:29 PM (9mTYi)

375 Begun again, the Oxford Comma Wars have.

Posted by: Yoda Strunk at April 29, 2016 07:29 PM (4Lo94)

376 Primordial, I understand. But are WAVs the actual format that tracks are encoded to, right on the CD? Yes. The impression I have is that CDs actually have their own encoding right on the disk; those files are *big*, even bigger than the size a WAV would be; and that "perfect copy" programs will save the CD in the CD's own format. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR) CDs are only 700 MB so that's the biggest the total sizes of the songs can be. Figure 12 songs and you have a limit of a 60MB average size per song. This used to be considered too huge to bother with saving on disk. MP3s were made to reduce this 60MB file to around 6MB, but these days you can save the whole 60MB song easily and have tons of room to spare. But, if you want to save some space you can convert the original wavs to flac, which is a lossless compression and you get about a 50% size reduction along with the fact that "most" players will read flac format.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 07:30 PM (zc3Db)

377 Misplace a comma in a contract, and any lawyer worth his billable hour will drive a Mack truck through there. ----------------------- And prepositions, a lawyer's delight.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 29, 2016 07:30 PM (9mTYi)

378 Time for bed.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 29, 2016 07:31 PM (7qAYi)

379 Feeling a little flat, this morning.

Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie at April 29, 2016 07:31 PM (Dwehj)

380 Primordial, hmmm, thanks. Admit I need this info, I'd like to get a Fiio portable player and most models from what I can tell support FLAC, WAV... but not MP3. I have wondered if I should start slowly converting my collection, it's all MP3s and I keep hearing that everything else sounds better now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:31 PM (ntObR)

381 I use 256kb MP3, btw. Stopped using 128kb about five years ago.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:32 PM (ntObR)

382 An explanation of the CDA and CD-DA format http://tinyurl.com/h8zewgk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2016 07:32 PM (k4M/B)

383 God dammit Donna, there was nothing wrong with that sentence other than capitalization. I pointed out how well done it was. So sue me. 

Now, as a matter of syntax, not grammar, I seldom put a beautiful woman, a cigar, and an open fire in the same sentence, just because it's walking near the edge.
But Kipling would. See "Breach of Promise."

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 07:32 PM (xq1UY)

384 379 Feeling a little flat, this morning.
Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie at April 30, 2016 12:31 AM (Dwehj)



Looking up, at the undercarriage of a bulldozer?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 07:32 PM (oKE6c)

385 379 Feeling a little flat, this morning. Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie
slips into reverse

Posted by: Caterpillar Bulldozer at April 29, 2016 07:33 PM (NGd+i)

386 eh... I guess I'm just not as a big on the whole "plastic" look Posted by: Connor at April 30, 2016 12:15 AM (TdVF2) A little mood music... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A

Posted by: Hat's Fantastic! at April 29, 2016 07:33 PM (vBeA5)

387 I could use a little scrape-me-up.

Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie at April 29, 2016 07:33 PM (Dwehj)

388 I have not a single recording that is not in it's original-issue format.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:34 PM (9mTYi)

389 I'm in the mood for IHOP.

Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie at April 29, 2016 07:34 PM (Dwehj)

390 Uh, oh. The Oxford Comma war begins again. Posted by: Mike Hammer ------------- Hold it... I meant to say "The Oxford Comma War begins, again." Posted by: Mike Hammer, monotasking at April 30, 2016 12:27 AM (9mTYi) Equal, commas, for, all, words!,

Posted by: The , Chameleon at April 29, 2016 07:35 PM (vBeA5)

391 BTW, today is Gauss's birthday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:35 PM (9mTYi)

392 Evening horde. LMAO at the K&P vid. 'Oh you go to hell Sean!'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 29, 2016 07:35 PM (hlMPp)

393 If I had a Michele Fields sock, I'd make an "Oxford Coma" joke. But I don't, so I won't. Connor's original post was just fine. But he seemed a little touchy about Stringer's well-intentioned remarks about commas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 07:36 PM (/xPBi)

394 391 BTW, today is Gauss's birthday. Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:35 AM (9mTYi) Speaking of the Oxford comma, isn't there Gauss's apostrophe?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:37 PM (EzgxV)

395 I have wondered if I should start slowly converting my collection, it's all MP3s and I keep hearing that everything else sounds better now. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 12:31 AM (ntObR) You can convert mp3 to better formats so that you can play your files in that player but you know that you will still get a degraded copy on that conversion. Once you've downconverted to mp3 a lot of sound has been lost. Personally, I have no problem with mp3 versions ... but I can hear the differences from the original wavs. Luckily, I'm not bothered by that and I pick up new copies of songs as I can. Heck, I get a lot of my music from youtube, these days, and I can live with that sound quality. It's awesome, though, to suddenly find 12 different live versions of a favorite song!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 07:37 PM (zc3Db)

396 Speaking of the Oxford comma, isn't there Gauss's apostrophe?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)


Gauss was a grocer?


I did not know that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 07:39 PM (oKE6c)

397 BTW, today is Gauss's birthday. Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:35 AM (9mTYi) Thanks for the reminder. One of the 5 most important people in all of human history.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 07:39 PM (zc3Db)

398 LMAO at the K&P vid. 'Oh you go to hell Sean!' Posted by: RWC -------------- I like them, I guess. Never watched the show. I've only seen a few clips online, but that racist zombie bit was funny stuff.

Posted by: Peter Dinklage at April 29, 2016 07:39 PM (AfOTL)

399 364---Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 12:24 AM --------------- Ha!

Posted by: Bedbugs, fleas, and mosquitoes at April 29, 2016 07:40 PM (T/5A0)

400 396 Speaking of the Oxford comma, isn't there Gauss's apostrophe? Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV) Gauss was a grocer? I did not know that. Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 30, 2016 12:39 AM (oKE6c) *snicker*

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:40 PM (EzgxV)

401 Again, dammit!

Posted by: Chi at April 29, 2016 07:41 PM (AfOTL)

402 Shouldn't that be "Gaus's?"

Or "Gau's's?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 07:41 PM (oKE6c)

403 Thanks for the reminder. One of the 5 most important people in all of human history. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair ------------------ The distribution of important people in the population can probably be represented by some sort of curve.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:42 PM (9mTYi)

404 For once, we can't (fully) blame Japan for this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a9rBGsZkL8

Posted by: The Caramel Hat at April 29, 2016 07:43 PM (vBeA5)

405 403 Thanks for the reminder. One of the 5 most important people in all of human history. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair ------------------ The distribution of important people in the population can probably be represented by some sort of curve. Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:42 AM (9mTYi) It'll probably never be discovered by this crowd. We seem to have a bunch of standard deviations here.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:43 PM (EzgxV)

406 The distribution of important people in the population can probably be represented by some sort of curve.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:42 AM (9mTYi)


With suitable weighting for race, ethnicity, and gender, of course, to make the results politically correct.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 07:44 PM (oKE6c)

407 isn't there Gauss's apostrophe? ---------------- If ever there was a self-answering question, that's it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:44 PM (9mTYi)

408 Now, as a matter of syntax, not grammar, I seldom put a beautiful woman, a cigar, and an open fire in the same sentence, just because it's walking near the edge. Well, Bill Clinton had no problem putting a woman in, er, very close proximity with a cigar. Whether she was beautiful is, I suppose, a matter of taste.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 07:45 PM (P8951)

409 Speaking of which, isn't a "standard deviation" something like guys liking lesbian porn?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:45 PM (EzgxV)

410 With suitable weighting for race, ethnicity, and gender, of course, to make the results politically correct. Posted by: Jay Guevara ---------------- I.e., 'fair'. So, straight line.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:45 PM (9mTYi)

411 If ever there was a self-answering question, that's it. Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:44 AM (9mTYi) Would that be Gauss' apostrophe?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 07:46 PM (/xPBi)

412 I wonder why the Oakland A's have an elephant mascot. This makes no sense to me. None. Unless it's an alephant. Which would be silly. And still makes no sense. I mean, if you wanted an animal that begins with an A, you could do an aardvark.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 07:46 PM (T/5A0)

413 Euler was one prolific dude as well. In college, I remember thinking that dude's name is on everything, of many varied subjects in math and physics.

      And the man became almost completely blind and yet continued.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 29, 2016 07:47 PM (DW+jj)

414 Primordial, thanks for the info.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 07:47 PM (ntObR)

415 We seem to have a bunch of standard deviations here. Posted by: cthulhu ----- Now see? I read that as 'deviants'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:47 PM (9mTYi)

416 Pop quiz: Obama or Hillary: Who was/will be the worst president?

Posted by: CrustyB at April 29, 2016 07:47 PM (Hnglq)

417 All of us down at the Brattleboro Womens and Gay Reproductive Health Clinic hate Trump because he lies about our Black Presdent. To be a good American you must love your Present. All of us love him, DO YOU ?????????????????????

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 29, 2016 07:48 PM (Fbj4h)

418 What was the name of the Handicapper General in 'Harrison Bergeron'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:48 PM (9mTYi)

419 I.e., 'fair'.

So, straight line.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:45 AM (9mTYi)


Racist.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 07:48 PM (oKE6c)

420 Posted by: Peter Dinklage at April 30, 2016 12:39 AM (AfOTL Substitute Teacher is a great skit. Inner city sub goes to a suburban school and pronounces the kids names....umm, urbanly.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 29, 2016 07:49 PM (hlMPp)

421 I wonder why the Oakland A's have an elephant mascot. This makes no sense to me. None. Unless it's an alephant. Which would be silly. And still makes no sense. I mean, if you wanted an animal that begins with an A, you could do an aardvark. Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 30, 2016 12:46 AM (T/5A0) Weren't the Oakland A's formerly the Kansas City Athletics? Perhaps they could use an athlete as a mascot. But nobody would believe that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 07:49 PM (/xPBi)

422 Something Moonglampers?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:49 PM (9mTYi)

423 @403 some sort of curve

An inscribed regular heptadecagon, if I understand the issue.
Which is a lot like a circle, if it's on a tombstone.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 07:50 PM (xq1UY)

424 Primordial, thanks for the info. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 12:47 AM (ntObR) My pleasure, steve.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 07:50 PM (zc3Db)

425 The way it is now, I don't think it would be possible to have another Euler. Even Euler himself couldn't be another Euler if he got started now.

   We learned so much, and there are some many details, that to make any advances, you're going to be doing it a small niche, and it will take a lot of work just there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 29, 2016 07:50 PM (DW+jj)

426 418 What was the name of the Handicapper General in 'Harrison Bergeron'? Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:48 AM (9mTYi) Sorry, that had me flashback to "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:50 PM (EzgxV)

427 And the man became almost completely blind and yet continued. Posted by: publius ------------------ Dictated to his wife.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:51 PM (9mTYi)

428 Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 30, 2016 12:46 AM (T/5A0) I know the elephant dates from the days when they were the Philadelphia Athletics - that was many moons ago. Of course, the elephant made no sense in those days either. It's not like you think "What animal is really athletic?" and immediately say "Oh, yes, an elephant!" Logically, they should have a panther or a cougar or a bull or a stallion as their mascot

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 07:51 PM (P8951)

429 Weren't the Oakland A's formerly the Kansas City Athletics? Perhaps they could use an athlete as a mascot. But nobody would believe that.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 12:49 AM (/xPBi)



And before that, the Philadelphia Athletics.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2016 07:52 PM (oKE6c)

430 AOP - I'm assuming that it deals with possessive and plural forms of words/names ending in 's' or 'ss', if there is such a thing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:52 PM (9mTYi)

431 "It's not like you think "What animal is really athletic?" and immediately say "Oh, yes, an elephant!" Well, unless you're thinking of Prince Fielder

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 07:52 PM (P8951)

432 Substitute Teacher is a great skit.

Inner city sub goes to a suburban school and pronounces the kids names....umm, urbanly.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 30, 2016 12:49 AM (hlMPp)



Ay-Ay-Ron.  Where's Ay-Ay-Ron at?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2016 07:53 PM (fC9RO)

433 Diana Moonglampers, I think.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 07:54 PM (9mTYi)

434 Weren't the Oakland A's formerly the Kansas City Athletics? Perhaps they could use an athlete as a mascot. But nobody would believe that. Before the A's were in KC, they were the Philadelphia Athletics (from 1901 to 1954). During that half-century, they and the Phillies competed to see which team could compile the worst record for a single season. The Mets finally set that record in 1962.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 29, 2016 07:54 PM (3C9q2)

435 418 What was the name of the Handicapper General in 'Harrison Bergeron'? Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:48 AM (9mTYi) Diana Moon Glampers

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 07:55 PM (EzgxV)

436 And before that, the Philadelphia Athletics. Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 30, 2016 12:52 AM (oKE6c) With the legendary Connie Mack.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2016 07:56 PM (zc3Db)

437 432 Substitute Teacher is a great skit. Inner city sub goes to a suburban school and pronounces the kids names....umm, urbanly. Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 30, 2016 12:49 AM (hlMPp) ------- Ay-Ay-Ron. Where's Ay-Ay-Ron at? Posted by: Colorado Alex ------------------- HA! OK. I'll have to find that one before Rockford starts...

Posted by: Chi at April 29, 2016 07:56 PM (AfOTL)

438 The distribution of important people in the population can probably be represented by some sort of curve.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 12:42 AM (9mTYi)


How about the people that just think they're important?

Posted by: BignJames at April 29, 2016 07:58 PM (HtUkt)

439 Doesn't Alabama have an elephant mascot too? Granted it would be hard to represent a crimson tide in mascot form, but shouldn't it be something...er,...tidal? A whale? A crab? A dead fish? Anyone ever see an elephant washed up by the tide?

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 07:58 PM (T/5A0)

440 I mean, if you wanted an animal that begins with an A, you could do an aardvark. Posted by: Margarita Ahem...

Posted by: Anteater at April 29, 2016 07:59 PM (cq3QL)

441 Bedbugs letter - I knew there was some reason I was checking on the tail-end of tonight's comments. If I'd received that handwritten addendum, it would've really... ticked me off. z

Posted by: mindful webworker scratching an itch at April 29, 2016 07:59 PM (8oSoU)

442 I mean, if you wanted an animal that begins with an A, you could do an aardvark. Posted by: Margarita Oh no you didn't!!!

Posted by: Antelope at April 29, 2016 08:01 PM (cq3QL)

443 The anteater is actually the official mascot of University of California Irvine. It was 1965, I guess the regents were all high on pot...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:01 PM (ntObR)

444 Yup. Peter the Anteater. http://ucirvinesports.com/anteater/index.html Wow, they musta had some strong grass in the 60s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:02 PM (ntObR)

445 If I'd received that handwritten addendum, it would've really... ticked me off. ------------ Yeah, it would have bugged me too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 08:02 PM (9mTYi)

446 I mean, if you wanted an animal that begins with an A, you could do an aardvark. . . . Ahem... Posted by: Anteater at April 30, 2016 12:59 AM (cq3QL) Armadillo Ape Anthony Weiner

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 29, 2016 08:03 PM (3C9q2)

447 440 Ahem... Posted by: Anteater at April 30, 2016 12:59 AM (cq3QL) ------------ Dang. There ARE anteaters in California someplace. Fullerton maybe? Irvine?

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 08:03 PM (T/5A0)

448 440 I mean, if you wanted an animal that begins with an A, you could do an aardvark. Posted by: Margarita Well, I was gonna say that the aardvark is a pretty pitiful symbol for a group of studly young ballplayers - but then I remembered the Toledo Mud Hens.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 08:03 PM (P8951)

449 bbl, briefly

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 08:04 PM (9mTYi)

450 Kennesaw College Hooters

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 08:05 PM (9mTYi)

451 The anteater is actually the official mascot of University of California Irvine. It was 1965, I guess the regents were all high on pot... Posted by: qbdsteve "Send this SOB the bedbug letter."

Posted by: President of Pullman Coach Company at April 29, 2016 08:05 PM (cq3QL)

452 Ah, yes. Irvine it is. Oakland should go with that. Irvine usually has a good baseball team.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 08:05 PM (T/5A0)

453 I believe that UC Santa Cruz has the banana slugs as a mascot. They were founded in 1965 also.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:06 PM (ntObR)

454 Whenever someone says "aardvark," I think of Jackie Mason.

Posted by: Chi at April 29, 2016 08:07 PM (AfOTL)

455 Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 30, 2016 01:05 AM (9mTYi) I had a roommate from SC when I was in my early 20s. Imagine my astonishment when I saw her bumper sticker: "Go Cocks!" I didn't know then that the SC team was the Gamecocks.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 29, 2016 08:07 PM (P8951)

456 453 I believe that UC Santa Cruz has the banana slugs as a mascot. They were founded in 1965 also. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 01:06 AM (ntObR) ----------------- Okay, that's LSD territory.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 08:08 PM (T/5A0)

457 Margarita, the more I learn about the American society I was born in, in the late 1960s and 1970s, the more glad I am that I was too young to know what was going on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:09 PM (ntObR)

458 but then I remembered the Toledo Mud Hens.

You'd be the only one, then.

During the Lean Years, they were the Glass Sox. There was a winner.
(Pretty sure that was the name when Casey Stengel was coach). Itchy.
And before the current two Majors, when they won the early equivalent of the World Series, the name was Blue Stockings. Imagine that.

Just lately the team, which is the only government-owned team in the game, has gotten real jealous about use of the name. Several businesses that were named for them, or had eponymous product lines, have received cease-and-desist letters.
New lawyer.

So one group of zanies looked up the genus and species and found that another name for the mud fowl is American Coot. They now call themselves the Coots, and also refer to the team by that name. There is some ill humor involved.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 08:12 PM (xq1UY)

459 'Harrison Bergeron' that is next right? at least at universities?

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2016 08:13 PM (bl96H)

460 444 Yup. Peter the Anteater. http://ucirvinesports.com/anteater/index.html Wow, they musta had some strong grass in the 60s. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 01:02 AM (ntObR) It's from the comic strip "B.C." by Johnny Hart.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:13 PM (EzgxV)

461 P-2 Div Bilge Snoides

Posted by: Navy Softball Team at April 29, 2016 08:14 PM (cq3QL)

462 cthulhu, didn't know that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:14 PM (ntObR)

463 Whenever someone says "aardvark," I think of Jackie Mason. Posted by: Chi at April 30, 2016 01:07 AM (AfOTL) (pondering) I wonder if aardvarks could be repurposed to eat cooties? "Hey, Hill, honey! How about a little tongue action?"

Posted by: Huma with Scott Air-Pak at April 29, 2016 08:14 PM (/xPBi)

464 Well, I was gonna say that the aardvark is a pretty pitiful symbol for a group of studly young ballplayers - but then I remembered the Toledo Mud Hens. Don't forget the pacifist Quakers of the University of Pennsylvania's baseball team, the Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall College, and the Fightin' Blue Hens of the University of Delaware.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 29, 2016 08:15 PM (3C9q2)

465 construction slowing in China? how hard is it to build gost cities?

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2016 08:15 PM (bl96H)

466 456 453 I believe that UC Santa Cruz has the banana slugs as a mascot. They were founded in 1965 also. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 01:06 AM (ntObR) ----------------- Okay, that's LSD territory. Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 30, 2016 01:08 AM (T/5A0) No, really, they're quite cool -- I remember carrying my goddaughter around a cabin in Mendocino.....when she'd poke their bodies, their eyestalks would extend to see who the hell poked 'em; when she poked their heads, their eyestalks would retract for protection. She loved that.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:16 PM (EzgxV)

467 455----I didn't know then that the SC team was the Gamecocks. Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 30, 2016 01:07 AM (P8951) ---------------- The SJWs are campaigning against the name. The short version, "cocks," is sexist-patriarchal of course. The long version, "gamecocks," validates illegal animal cruelty. So far, zero traction, but sooner or later the prissy commissars of the NCAA will demand a change. The Buddhas must be smashed! The world must be purified!!!

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 08:16 PM (T/5A0)

468 462 cthulhu, didn't know that. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 01:14 AM (ntObR) Which?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:17 PM (EzgxV)

469 Key and Peele Sub skit http://tinyurl.com/cucq9y9 Now take yo' ass down to Oshag Hennesy's office for making me look that up for you!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 29, 2016 08:18 PM (hlMPp)

470 BTW, it was Johnny Hart that let us know that anteaters go "Zot, Zot, Zot!" as their tongues zap ants. That's part of the cheers at UCI.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:19 PM (EzgxV)

471 The comic strip origin of Peter the Anteater.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:19 PM (ntObR)

472 Memphis use to have a Double A Minor League baseball team named the "Chicks". It was short for the Chickasaw Indian Tribe, so they managed to sound the ghey and racist at the same time.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:19 PM (cq3QL)

473 Anyone ever see an elephant washed up by the tide? Sounds like John Boehner with a case of the DT's.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 29, 2016 08:20 PM (3C9q2)

474 @447 Dang. There ARE anteaters in California someplace. Fullerton maybe? Irvine? ------------------ Cal State Fullerton is the Titans - which in this case, apparently refers to an elephant.

Posted by: junior at April 29, 2016 08:21 PM (fgd5X)

475 SJW's will have that Anteater mascot in their sights soon. Johnny Hart was an on-the-sleeve Christian, and took a famous swipe at the Muzzies once. This will not stand. If they ever find out about it.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 08:21 PM (xq1UY)

476 Was just looking up Married With Children at wiki. One of the things that impressed me about that show was, geez was it a dark comedy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:22 PM (ntObR)

477 472 Memphis use to have a Double A Minor League baseball team named the "Chicks". It was short for the Chickasaw Indian Tribe, so they managed to sound the ghey and racist at the same time. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 01:19 AM (cq3QL) In North Carolina, there's a minor league team called the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The fiancee has a shirt. She was committed to having that satellite office feel like they were part of the team centered in Silicon Valley. Today was her last day.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:23 PM (EzgxV)

478 Connor's original post was just fine. But he seemed a little touchy about Stringer's well-intentioned remarks about commas. ---- I meant my response as sarcasm. It was a joke. I was playing along. Now, if we need to start a war over the merits of commas we can, but if that's your focus you're missing the whole intent of the comment. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go and show that beautiful woman how a real man treats her.

Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 08:23 PM (ihKAK)

479 466---No, really, they're quite cool -- I remember carrying my goddaughter around a cabin in Mendocino.....when she'd poke their bodies, their eyestalks would extend to see who the hell poked 'em; when she poked their heads, their eyestalks would retract for protection. Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV) ---------------------- Well, dang. We were in Mendocino for a wedding just last summer. I wish I'd known about those little fellas then. Might have looked for them!

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 29, 2016 08:23 PM (T/5A0)

480 One of the things that impressed me about that show was, geez was it a dark comedy. Posted by: qdpsteve Dark?

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:23 PM (cq3QL)

481 AmeriDan, yeah. Was there ever any light at the end of the tunnel for the Bundys?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:24 PM (ntObR)

482 475 SJW's will have that Anteater mascot in their sights soon. Johnny Hart was an on-the-sleeve Christian, and took a famous swipe at the Muzzies once. This will not stand. If they ever find out about it. Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 01:21 AM (xq1UY) He was also 50% of "The Wizard of Id" -- which was another very funny strip from my childhood. In one strip, two citizens of Id are talking on a lawn, "So, if the citizens of Japan are Japanese, and the citizens of Germany are Germans, what are we?" And a soldier walking by says, "Get off the lawn, you idiots!" And the previous speaker says, "never mind."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:27 PM (EzgxV)

483 'Night horde. Got my God-son and nephew receiving first Communion tomorrow. Gotta give some time for the HQ to wear off. I don't want that 'look' from Father again. Have a great Saturday all. See you tomorrow night!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 29, 2016 08:27 PM (hlMPp)

484 Today was her last day. Posted by: cthulhu Not of her own accord?

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:27 PM (cq3QL)

485 South of Zanesville there's a single-A, I guess, team, the Shelby Electrics.
That company has been gone from there since 1902, but they made the Centennial Bulb that's still lit in the fire station in Livermore CA. The name of the team honors that light bulb.

Surprised it wasn't banned by the Upton Bill.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 08:29 PM (xq1UY)

486 Evergreen State College mascot: Speedy the Geoduck Only in the People's Republic of Washington State Trigger warning if you decide to search geoduck.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 29, 2016 08:29 PM (FtrY1)

487 479 466---No, really, they're quite cool -- I remember carrying my goddaughter around a cabin in Mendocino.....when she'd poke their bodies, their eyestalks would extend to see who the hell poked 'em; when she poked their heads, their eyestalks would retract for protection. Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV) ---------------------- Well, dang. We were in Mendocino for a wedding just last summer. I wish I'd known about those little fellas then. Might have looked for them! Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at April 30, 2016 01:23 AM (T/5A0) Last few years they've been more scarce, with the drought. That goddaughter is about to graduate from college.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:29 PM (EzgxV)

488 AmeriDan, yeah. Was there ever any light at the end of the tunnel for the Bundys? Posted by: qdpsteve I saw it much as I see the Simpsons. A family staying together through thick and thin. Dysfunctional, sure. Yet I'd hate to cross one and have the others attack... and you just know the would.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:30 PM (cq3QL)

489 484 Today was her last day. Posted by: cthulhu Not of her own accord? Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 01:27 AM (cq3QL) Post-merger layoff. We've both been in Silicon Valley since the early 80's and have seen this movie before.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:31 PM (EzgxV)

490 Then there's The Fightin' Whities https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/FightingWhites.png

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2016 08:31 PM (k4M/B)

491 In North Carolina, there's a minor league team called the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The fiancee has a shirt. She was committed to having that satellite office feel like they were part of the team centered in Silicon Valley. Today was her last day. Posted by: cthulhu ------------------ Contact me backchannel when you have a spare minute.

Posted by: Chi at April 29, 2016 08:31 PM (AfOTL)

492 Memphis use to have a Double A Minor League baseball team named the "Chicks". It was short for the Chickasaw Indian Tribe, so they managed to sound the ghey and racist at the same time. My home town in Pennsylvania used to have a minor league baseball team named the Lancaster Red Roses; their archrival was the York (Pa.) White Roses (yes, the two cities were named for their English counterparts). The two teams are now the Lancaster Barnstormers and the York Revolution. They still have an annual "War of the Roses" game, though, after which the losing team has to plant a rose bush in the winning team's color in the winner's ball park. So far, Lancaster is ahead 5-4. I suppose the historical precedent (the actual Wars of the Roses were really bloody, even for the late medieval period) takes away some of the ghey overtones of naming baseball teams after flowers.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 29, 2016 08:32 PM (3C9q2)

493 Dang, sorry to hear. Is this a "breaking the ties that bind you" moment as far as you both (now) agreeing to relocate?

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:33 PM (cq3QL)

494 485 South of Zanesville there's a single-A, I guess, team, the Shelby Electrics. That company has been gone from there since 1902, but they made the Centennial Bulb that's still lit in the fire station in Livermore CA. The name of the team honors that light bulb. Surprised it wasn't banned by the Upton Bill. Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 01:29 AM (xq1UY) I actually have relatives (that I've met) in Zanesville. And I had a coworker at one job whose folks owned the hotel with the Googie sign.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:34 PM (EzgxV)

495 I meant my response as sarcasm. It was a joke. I was playing along. Now, if we need to start a war over the merits of commas we can, but if that's your focus you're missing the whole intent of the comment. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go and show that beautiful woman how a real man treats her. Posted by: Connor at April 30, 2016 01:23 AM (ihKAK) Apologies, Connor. Sometimes hard to see sarcasm in print.

Posted by: Huma with Scott Air-Pak at April 29, 2016 08:35 PM (/xPBi)

496 They still have an annual "War of the Roses" game, though, after which the losing team has to plant a rose bush in the winning team's color in the winner's ball park. So far, Lancaster is ahead 5-4. Posted by: Basement Cat Now that sounds like an awesome rivalry.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:36 PM (cq3QL)

497 493 Dang, sorry to hear. Is this a "breaking the ties that bind you" moment as far as you both (now) agreeing to relocate? Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 01:33 AM (cq3QL) Hard to say -- but it has made her more talkative about the subject since I first raised it over three years ago.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 08:36 PM (EzgxV)

498 Gonna call it a night all, thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2016 08:37 PM (ntObR)

499 And even harder with socks on.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 08:37 PM (/xPBi)

500 Gonna call it a night all, thanks for the great chat. Posted by: qdpsteve Night, Steve.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:38 PM (cq3QL)

501 Apologies, Connor. Sometimes hard to see sarcasm in print. --- That is no problem at all! In sure I could have made it more clear in my response that it was sarcasm.

Posted by: Connor at April 29, 2016 08:45 PM (1WcFV)

502 Mentioned the Simpsons a moment ago and that made me think of the Minor League team in "Springfield". The Isotopes, named for the city's Nuclear Power Plant. In one episode, the owner (Mr. Burns, I believe) was planning to move them to Albuquerque, New Mexico in the same way the NFL Colts snuck out of Baltimore at night. At any rate, there is now- or was- a real life Minor League team in Albuquerque named the... Isotopes

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:45 PM (cq3QL)

503 Hey y'all. I'm up late watching tornados hitting East Texas and NW LA. Three so far. I'm staying up to make sure they aren't headed right at us. This is a very bad storm.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 29, 2016 08:45 PM (nXeSu)

504 Hard to say -- but it has made her more talkative about the subject since I first raised it over three years ago. Posted by: cthulhu Whatever happens, here's hoping for a silver lining.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 08:46 PM (cq3QL)

505 @494 My mechanic's shop is in Duncan Falls. Nice place, when the Muskie stays within its bounds. Working gas wells in the back field. Sustainable. 

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 08:46 PM (xq1UY)

506 Detroit Pistons were originally the Zollner Pistons, for the sponsoring company. Zollner made... pistons. Then became the Ft. Wayne Pistons. They should have stayed there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, behind the times at April 29, 2016 08:54 PM (9mTYi)

507 At any rate, there is now- or was- a real life Minor League team in Albuquerque named the...
Isotopes


Still there.  They replaced the Dukes, who left town in 2000.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 09:01 PM (T/cxb)

508 The Lansing Lug Nuts, the Youngstown Scrappers. Those were great times, when a town associated itself so much with industries they thought were permanent. The South Bend team was called the Silver Hawks until 2014 -- over 50 years after the last Silver Hawk was made there.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 09:02 PM (xq1UY)

509 @507 The Dukes are Beavers now! Why there ought to be a law...

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 29, 2016 09:03 PM (xq1UY)

510 #328

If longevity is a concern, there is the M-Disc format for optical discs. Plenty of drives support it (LG OEM drives in particular) and it's gotten the approval of several government agencies concerned with long term archiving.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 29, 2016 09:03 PM (IdCqF)

511 Still there. They replaced the Dukes, who left town in 2000. Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 30, 2016 02:01 AM (T/cxb) If it rains on game day, do they have exponential delays?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 09:03 PM (/xPBi)

512 Still there. They replaced the Dukes, who left town in 2000. Posted by: Blanco Basura Got ya. Do you know if they're AAA or AA? I think the AAA Memphis Red Birds play them sometimes. Or maybe it was the old Memphis team I mentioned earlier, the Chicks.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:04 PM (cq3QL)

513 I actually have relatives (that I've met) in Zanesville. And I had a coworker at one job whose folks owned the hotel with the Googie sign.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 01:34 AM (EzgxV)


I've been to Zville.....home of the "World Famous Y Bridge"....got a buddy from there.

Posted by: BignJames at April 29, 2016 09:04 PM (HtUkt)

514 Got ya. Do you know if they're AAA or AA? I think the AAA Memphis Red Birds play them sometimes. Or maybe it was the old Memphis team I mentioned earlier, the Chicks.

Had to go look it up, they're AAA.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 09:06 PM (T/cxb)

515 504 Hard to say -- but it has made her more talkative about the subject since I first raised it over three years ago. Posted by: cthulhu Whatever happens, here's hoping for a silver lining. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 01:46 AM (cq3QL) She got to do some cool things there -- partially reacting to difficult circumstances. It's left her with more in her toolbox and less panic for any occasion. The "merger, then layoff of those people whose success made the company an attractive merger target" is old news -- happens around here all the time. We've both got attractive portfolios of skills -- we just need to relocate into a state that is not one of the bottom 3 in the US for business formation/growth (the other two being Illinois and NY).

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 09:07 PM (EzgxV)

516 Still there. They replaced the Dukes, who left town in 2000. Posted by: Blanco Basura Just checked the Red Birds schedule, they'll play in Albuquerque on July 17th.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:08 PM (cq3QL)

517 The Minor League team up here in Vegas is the "51's", named after Area 51.

Posted by: The Hat in Hanger 18 at April 29, 2016 09:08 PM (vBeA5)

518 Had to go look it up, they're AAA. Posted by: Blanco Basura Thanks for checking.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:09 PM (cq3QL)

519 The Minor League team up here in Vegas is the "51's", named after Area 51. Posted by: The Hat in Hanger 18 Haven't heard that one. great name!

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:10 PM (cq3QL)

520 Thanks for checking.

You're welcome. 

Besides, that's how I learn new things to bore people with.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 09:11 PM (T/cxb)

521 520 Thanks for checking. You're welcome. Besides, that's how I learn new things to bore people with. Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 30, 2016 02:11 AM (T/cxb) I would have gone with https://www.grizzly.com/products/ 16-x-40-3-Phase-Gunsmith-s-Metal-Lathe /G0509G?utm_campaign=zPage

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 09:13 PM (EzgxV)

522 We've both got attractive portfolios of skills -- we just need to relocate into a state that is not one of the bottom 3 in the US for business formation/growth (the other two being Illinois and NY). Posted by: cthulhu I was lurking the other night and I believe it was you who mentioned Tennessee as a possible relocation state. You were checking the larger cities and decided against Memphis? Smart decision. I was born here and have lived in the metro area most of my life. I always end up back here due to the pull a hometown has. Roots and such, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:15 PM (cq3QL)

523 Besides, that's how I learn new things to bore people with. Posted by: Blanco Basura And you've become master at it! /s

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:16 PM (cq3QL)

524 I would have gone with https://www.grizzly.com/products/ 16-x-40-3-Phase-Gunsmith-s-Metal-Lathe /G0509G?utm_campaign=zPage Posted by: cthulhu No, the Grizzlies are our NBA team. We're talking Minor League baseball.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:18 PM (cq3QL)

525 And you've become master at it!

It's always gratifying to have one's talents recognized.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 09:18 PM (T/cxb)

526 Well, off to the snoozer for me. Road trip tomorrow, but not a long one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2016 09:22 PM (/xPBi)

527 522 We've both got attractive portfolios of skills -- we just need to relocate into a state that is not one of the bottom 3 in the US for business formation/growth (the other two being Illinois and NY). Posted by: cthulhu I was lurking the other night and I believe it was you who mentioned Tennessee as a possible relocation state. You were checking the larger cities and decided against Memphis? Smart decision. I was born here and have lived in the metro area most of my life. I always end up back here due to the pull a hometown has. Roots and such, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 02:15 AM (cq3QL) There is a lot to recommend Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and environs....and the state at large.....which, sadly, all break down in Memphis. Sorry, AmeriDan.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 09:22 PM (EzgxV)

528 524 I would have gone with https://www.grizzly.com/products/ 16-x-40-3-Phase-Gunsmith-s-Metal-Lathe /G0509G?utm_campaign=zPage Posted by: cthulhu No, the Grizzlies are our NBA team. We're talking Minor League baseball. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 02:18 AM (cq3QL) I thought we were boring holes in things.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 09:23 PM (EzgxV)

529 About CD copies. Steve, there are formats (AAC lossless comes to mind) that allow compression of the tracks but doesn't actually lose any of the sound, so it is exactly the same as the uncompressed CD file. I think you are in Long Beach, no? If so, drop me a line at d j h a r r AT GMALE dot com and I can come over and maybe help you square things away. Or you can come over here and I can show you what you need to know.

Posted by: David, Infamous Sockpuppet [/b][/i][/u] at April 29, 2016 09:28 PM (1TUV/)

530 Sorry, AmeriDan. Posted by: cthulhu Yep, that's why I wouldn't recommend it. If I were you, I'd scratch Nashville off of the list too.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:29 PM (cq3QL)

531 I thought we were boring holes in things. Posted by: cthulhu No, Blanco was showing off his skills at "boring". Apples and oranges. /s

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 09:32 PM (cq3QL)

532 Hey y'all. I'm up late watching tornados hitting East Texas and NW LA Phrasing

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 29, 2016 09:33 PM (KRwzj)

533 530 Sorry, AmeriDan. Posted by: cthulhu Yep, that's why I wouldn't recommend it. If I were you, I'd scratch Nashville off of the list too. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 02:29 AM (cq3QL) I've been to Nashville, sniffing around, for just this purpose. What did I miss? (and, BTW, the underlying idea has always been to enjoy the benefits of the underlying area (e.g. hospitals, airports, concerts), but live outside the city limits....so "Nashville" is more Murfreesboro or Gallatin-ish).

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 09:42 PM (EzgxV)

534 Not a great fan of tornadoes -- but somewhat blase about earthquakes.....which you can't see coming. I suspect I can adapt, but need to learn some new reflexes (like putting patio furniture away lest the wind blow it into the house).

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 09:46 PM (EzgxV)

535 Today's 400 mile drive has taken it's toll.

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2016 09:46 PM (T/cxb)

536 535 Today's 400 mile drive has taken it's toll. G'night everyone. Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 30, 2016 02:46 AM (T/cxb) Thirty-five cents, please....

Posted by: Tollbooth Operator at April 29, 2016 09:49 PM (EzgxV)

537 You know whats amusing about these Jason Bourne movies? The perpetuation of the Hyper Competent Government myth. I do like Jeremy Renner better than MATT DAMON!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2016 09:53 PM (NGd+i)

538 It's astounding....time is fleeting....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkplPbd2f60

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 09:54 PM (EzgxV)

539 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I8gd8rlpGw From previous link -- borderers....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 09:59 PM (EzgxV)

540 What did I miss? (and, BTW, the underlying idea has always been to enjoy the benefits of the underlying area (e.g. hospitals, airports, concerts), but live outside the city limits....so "Nashville" is more Murfreesboro or Gallatin-ish). Posted by: cthulhu I know a few people from there, and they are quick to tell anyone who starts with the "I hate Memphis, I wished I lived in Nashville" stuff that Nashville (city) is turning hard into what Memphis is. Crime and gang bangin' is on the rise in both cities. The two missed out on the organized gang craze at the turn of the century, but are rapidly catching up. As far as suburbs, I'd put Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville, Lakeland, etc. up against any of Nashville's. Although, if I had to choose a recommendation between the two, I would go for Nashville (metro).

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 10:08 PM (cq3QL)

541 Also, Rachel Weisz, very hot. I actually didn't mind this Bourne flick (Legacy). The first one was ok. The rest were forgettable. Then my MATT DAMON tolerance levels is pretty low.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2016 10:08 PM (NGd+i)

542 Although, if I had to choose a recommendation between the two, I would go for Nashville (metro). Posted by: AmeriDan Knoxville or Chattanooga wins the prize, though.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 10:12 PM (cq3QL)

543 Also; Memphis hospitals, airport, music attractions... all world class, believe it or not.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 10:14 PM (cq3QL)

544 No John Wayne Day?? From 4/28 Kipling's IF "If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs..." Let's hear some true stories. When have you kept your head and done anything useful while others were losing theirs? I have one. I suggested the use of the "venturi tube" as a tool to defeat the well fires in Kuwait during the Gulf War. 640 wild wells were brought under control in a bit over eight months. Even Red Adair (portrayed by John Wayne in the movie Hellfighters) testified that the job would take 5 years from the date of his testimony. It took only three months more. Next.......

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at April 29, 2016 10:25 PM (EMi53)

545 Night all. Here is "Varinaice" by Vasco da Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ucrOx5EDc

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2016 10:33 PM (vBeA5)

546 542 Although, if I had to choose a recommendation between the two, I would go for Nashville (metro). Posted by: AmeriDan Knoxville or Chattanooga wins the prize, though. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 03:12 AM (cq3QL) My aunt lives in Karns, TN (outside of Knoxville) -- and she went through the same questions some years ago. She lived within biking distance of Disneyland and traveled the country in an RV to find her place -- I think she done good for when she did it. Chattanooga has an alarming number of tornadoes, which is somewhat balanced by a municipal internet that is better than Silicon Valley residential. I like that both have hills -- these create nice microclimates and recreational opportunities. Unfortunately, for the fiancee, proximity to my relatives is not necessarily a positive. In addition, she's lived a good part of her life in the NYC and Silicon Valley cultural fields and has absorbed some unfortunate biases -- accepting the "hicks h8 LGBTVRSTUV" bullshit regarding the NC "stop the molester on the Charlotte City Council" law, for instance. I believe I have a better chance of a quicker relocation to the Piedmont/Triad area of NC -- which similarly offers some hills, as well as ready access to medical facilities and cultural events.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 10:36 PM (EzgxV)

547 Posted by: cthulhu Heh, once them city girls get a taste of flyover country, they never go back!

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 10:48 PM (cq3QL)

548 544 No John Wayne Day?? From 4/28 Kipling's IF "If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs..." Let's hear some true stories. When have you kept your head and done anything useful while others were losing theirs? I have one. I suggested the use of the "venturi tube" as a tool to defeat the well fires in Kuwait during the Gulf War. 640 wild wells were brought under control in a bit over eight months. Even Red Adair (portrayed by John Wayne in the movie Hellfighters) testified that the job would take 5 years from the date of his testimony. It took only three months more. Next....... Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at April 30, 2016 03:25 AM (EMi53) Had a cute young female accounting clerk who had a bad congenital heart-valve problem that she spent her teens denying. When she was in her 20s, it was judged inoperable. [We found most of this out after the fact.] I was in a meeting in our conference room, and my #2 came in and said that the clerk was having problems and insisting that we not call 911. I excused myself, went to accounting, and observed her spasming while holding her desk for balance with a skin color that matched her blue denim jeans. Told my #2 to call 911, call me again if she didn't remain upright, and went back to the meeting. She recovered from that episode, but soon left our company because felt that working at a disk-drive manufacturer would be more stable [!!!]. Every so often, like now, I think of her -- she was a great kid and a good accountant, carrying a congenital doom within her that her neglect may have turned fatal....and no matter what joy I might have from hearing from her and her family and kids.....I'm too chickenshit to try and track her down for fear I'd end up with only a headstone.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 10:51 PM (EzgxV)

549 547 Posted by: cthulhu Heh, once them city girls get a taste of flyover country, they never go back! Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 03:48 AM (cq3QL) The fiancee has benefited from my Scots-Irish ways, redneck attitudes, and living in suburbia for decades.....and still fantasizes about living in a Manhattan apartment with a doorman. I think it's time we move out and deal with the deer and the skunks and 30-minute rides to hospitals because of distance, not traffic.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 11:01 PM (EzgxV)

550 Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 04:01 AM (EzgxV) *** Find you a nice small town in or by the hills, and be done with it, man.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 29, 2016 11:06 PM (lutOX)

551 550 Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 04:01 AM (EzgxV) *** Find you a nice small town in or by the hills, and be done with it, man. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2016 04:06 AM (lutOX) I'm all over that....the fiancee has been in denial for over three years.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 11:11 PM (EzgxV)

552 Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 04:11 AM (EzgxV) *** My e-wife was like that, one of many reasons we didn't work out - and she was a small-town girl. But,yeah, get a small town, and let he see the opportunities to run the place, to be a big fish in a small pond, a small flash of dazzling sophistication - if that flatters her vanity - in the provinces. She'll come around.r

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 29, 2016 11:15 PM (lutOX)

553 Find you a nice small town in or by the hills, and be done with it, man. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2016 04:06 AM (lutOX) I'm all over that....the fiancee has been in denial for over three years. Posted by: cthulhu I have a plot of ground on family land in Mississippi (kinda near Qxford) all picked out for retirement. Will start putting in the pre build stuff (septic tank, etc,) in the next few years. Then a small prefab log cabin with a big front porch.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 11:28 PM (cq3QL)

554 553 Find you a nice small town in or by the hills, and be done with it, man. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2016 04:06 AM (lutOX) I'm all over that....the fiancee has been in denial for over three years. Posted by: cthulhu I have a plot of ground on family land in Mississippi (kinda near Qxford) all picked out for retirement. Will start putting in the pre build stuff (septic tank, etc,) in the next few years. Then a small prefab log cabin with a big front porch. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 04:28 AM (cq3QL) .....and a slight reminder of exactly how fast it could totally turn to shit -- https://docs.google.com/document/d/10jMqhI2_N1RvopXlH4L-BeYu-rldDfCLHzxdXqgq8pQ/pub

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV)

555 553 Find you a nice small town in or by the hills, and be done with it, man. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2016 04:06 AM (lutOX) I'm all over that....the fiancee has been in denial for over three years. Posted by: cthulhu I have a plot of ground on family land in Mississippi (kinda near Qxford) all picked out for retirement. Will start putting in the pre build stuff (septic tank, etc,) in the next few years. Then a small prefab log cabin with a big front porch. Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 04:28 AM (cq3QL) For my druthers, I could even go with the sub 1000-ft "tiny house" thing.....so long as I had a 5000 square-foot workshop.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)

556 .....and a slight reminder of exactly how fast it could totally turn to shit -- https://docs.google.com/document/d/10jMqhI2_N1RvopXlH4L-BeYu-rldDfCLHzxdXqgq8pQ/pub Posted by: cthulhu at Getting a "page can't be displayed" message and can't adjust settings on this computer. Maybe that's just as well, as my retirement plans won't be harshed. A prefab cabin is what I "want" with no research into the actual type of structure I will get. Fire resistance will be a big part of the research, though, as it's a very rural area with volunteer fire fighting services that are a long way away. I'm 51 and plan on working until at least 65 so I have a while to find the perfect dwelling. I will start at log cabins in general and work from there. Would be nice to get it up sooner than later, so as to have my own room when visiting family in the years until retirement.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 11:43 PM (cq3QL)

557 Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 04:28 AM (cq3QL) **** It's a plan. Worse comes to worse, I'll move back to my great-grandfather's brother's orchard and tobacco farm, in WV. We haven't worked it in living memory, leasing it out to the neighbors, but it has its own well inside the stone farmhouse. Spent the first 5 or 6 years of my life there. i could do the same for the last of them, I supose.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 29, 2016 11:45 PM (lutOX)

558 Spent the first 5 or 6 years of my life there. i could do the same for the last of them, I supose. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine I like the idea of living out my twilight years with a lot of land (space) between me and the world. With family around, of course. Heck, the youngest generation will have me as The Old Man of The Family. I better start getting my shite together so I can dispense folksy wisdom and stuff.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 29, 2016 11:52 PM (cq3QL)

559 Russian Grand Prix qualifying today at 8 am I believe and not on the usual NBCSN, it's on their news channel. I'll miss live as if have to go to work. Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2016 11:59 PM (PFZvJ)

560 The Chinese economy has to be as propped up as ours, they had make work projects building entire cities for no one to live in them.

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2016 12:02 AM (PFZvJ)

561 Good morning horde Posted by: Skip Good morning to you, sir. From my afternoon world.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 12:06 AM (cq3QL)

562 "I've been to Memphis" should've been referenced at least once by now.. The ONT crowd has been slacking.

Posted by: Lyle Lovett at April 30, 2016 12:12 AM (AfOTL)

563 The Internet being the Internet where what your looking at isn't always real I'm thinking the third from the left stewardess is a tranie

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2016 12:21 AM (PFZvJ)

564 The Internet being the Internet where what your looking at isn't always real Posted by: Skip Wha da fuock!!! That's crazy talk!!!

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 12:30 AM (cq3QL)

565 "I've been to Memphis" should've been referenced at least once by now.. The ONT crowd has been slacking. Posted by: Lyle Lovett Decent enough song, but references to too many other cities to be brought up during a conversation of Memphis. Try these on to reprimand us next time. ;-) "I've seen the bright lights of Memphis, and The Commodore Hotel..." "Long distance information, get me Memphis, TN..." "I was walking in Memphis..."

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 12:35 AM (cq3QL)

566 As far as suburbs, I'd put Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville, Lakeland, etc. up against any of Nashville's. Although, if I had to choose a recommendation between the two, I would go for Nashville (metro).

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 03:08 AM (cq3QL)




Ah, familiar names. I went to tech school at NAS Memphis in Millington when the Navy's tech schools were still there. I thought of relocating to the Jackson area because it's as close to equidistant from Raleigh NC, Clarinda IA and Jacksonville FL as I could find. Not IN Jackson, mind, but nearby.



I'm all over that....the fiancee has been in denial for over three years.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 04:11 AM (EzgxV)



Asheville. All the pretentious douchyness of the nose in the air crowd but open spaces so you can get away from them when you want.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 30, 2016 12:42 AM (vbvxt)

567 We haven't worked it in living memory, leasing it out to the neighbors, but it has its own well inside the stone farmhouse.

Spent the first 5 or 6 years of my life there. i could do the same for the last of them, I supose.

Posted by: someone who has a long link in his name at April 30, 2016 04:45 AM (lutOX)



One of the houses I lived in while stationed in VA was a farmhouse that had a hand pump in the kitchen at the sink. It had been modernized of course, with running water and flush toilets and electricity and everything, but it was always nice knowing if the power went out I would have heat (wood stove) and water.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 30, 2016 12:46 AM (vbvxt)

568 Ah, familiar names. I went to tech school at NAS Memphis in Millington when the Navy's tech schools were still there. Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter Graduated from MCHS and still find myself in Millington often.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 12:50 AM (cq3QL)

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