November 29, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (29 Nov 2014)
— CDR M

Well for all the doom and gloom that Al Gore preached about global warming and hurricanes, the 2014 hurricane season quietly closes tomorrow making it 9 years since the U.S. was hit by a major hurricane.

Related: Three consecutive years of record low tornado activity. Beer Quiz

Think you know a lot about beer? Take a quiz and find out. I got an F on the quiz. Whatever. Just give me a cold beer.

This Is My Product

Ferguson

Oh oh. You know things aren't going well for the rioters when even Dennis Rodman calls them 'illogical' and isn't convinced that charges needed to be brought up on Darren Wilson.

As if you needed another reason not to send your kids to public schools. White House promotes how to teach about Brown and Ferguson.

4. Create a classroom memorial.

"During the first few weeks of classes, students can create a memorial to Michael Brown on a classroom bulletin board. This activity involves having students use whatever they feel skilled in to create something that would honor Michael Brown and other people who have been victims of police and other violence. Students may choose to draw, write poetry, design art pieces, paint, or collect news clippings. Students can use this opportunity to create a counter-narrative to negative stories and images about Ferguson and Michael Brown, or even to document stories and images they have seen in the media about the case. Engaging in this type of activity allows teachers to understand youth strengths and form classroom solidarity."

File this away in the good to know file. According to the NAACP, saying "burn this bitch down" is not a call to violence.

An SR-71 Tale

Heh. The ultimate ground speed check - tales from the Blackbird.

Gun Issue

Dear Lord, you have to be some kind of special cupcake to keep firing your gun with a round jammed in the barrel.

Cat Video

Bonus cat video: Jurassic Park with cats.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by strip club legos:



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Posted by: CDR M at 05:00 PM | Comments (703)
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1 Yes

Posted by: Creche Laudanum at November 29, 2014 04:59 PM (wQn5s)

2 First, Trebeck. in your Mother.

Posted by: Sean Connery at November 29, 2014 04:59 PM (KBvAm)

3 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 04:59 PM (T1005)

4 Well.... Second then, Trebeck.

Posted by: Sean Connery at November 29, 2014 05:00 PM (KBvAm)

5 Nipples.

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 05:00 PM (doBIb)

6 Woot! Top ten!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:00 PM (rJUlF)

7 BEER QUIZ!

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:00 PM (4Mv1T)

8 Evening, Horde!

Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2014 05:00 PM (btTLZ)

9 And since ColdBeer isn't here yet, let me say on his behalf... NINE!!!!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:01 PM (rJUlF)

10 The 8 stacked bullets are legally-admissible proof that the shooter in question must be a Liberal.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 05:01 PM (FlRtG)

11 I think the Earth just hates Al Gore.

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:02 PM (2LB/q)

12 Nice ONT CdrM though the Caturkey is disquieting...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:04 PM (/4AZU)

13 Burn This Bitch Down is not a call to violence. I mean it's not like Mike Brown's stepdad put a target on a map or anything...

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at November 29, 2014 05:05 PM (ZXKWI)

14 ONT Woot!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 05:05 PM (jTQ9M)

15 I got a 7. I denounce myself.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2014 05:05 PM (KBvAm)

16
The 8 stacked bullets are legally-admissible proof that the shooter in question must be a Liberal proof that God looks after drunks and fools.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 10:01 PM (FlRtG)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 05:05 PM (6fyGz)

17 Wow... got in early.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 05:05 PM (/mTq0)

18 Only got six out of 10 on the beer quiz. Boo.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 05:05 PM (T1005)

19 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 10:01 PM (rJUlF) *HaHaHaHa!* That silly "tribute" was Freaking Excellent!!! I am humbled by that, Sir. Thank you and may God Bless you!

Posted by: Chris Rock [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:06 PM (16bOT)

20 ...silly sock off!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:07 PM (16bOT)

21 This place always makes me feel better. Thanks 'rons.

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:07 PM (2LB/q)

22 I can't even get the beer quiz page to load. All the other Morons must be taking the test simultaneously.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:07 PM (rJUlF)

23 Evenin', everyone. Cthulhu, when you get here, you have mail.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 05:07 PM (gYIwv)

24 Four of ten. Meh.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 05:08 PM (6fyGz)

25 That pidgeon is really screwing with kitty.  Love how he waits until the cat pounces and then he casually flies behind kitty and makes him scoot backwards the entire length.

Posted by: Cheri at November 29, 2014 05:09 PM (ZFPMM)

26 23 Evenin', everyone.

Cthulhu, when you get here, you have mail.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 10:07 PM (gYIwv)



I do?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 05:09 PM (T1005)

27 Hey Shredded is here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 05:09 PM (jTQ9M)

28 Swisher Sweets and ejected brass... does that qualify as a WH-approved memorial to the Gentle Giant's in the Warth?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) [/i][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:09 PM (GQnRa)

29 12 Nice ONT CdrM though the Caturkey is disquieting........ ................. Really? I thought he was kind of loud and obnoxious

Posted by: Molly k. at November 29, 2014 05:09 PM (UybxK)

30 Evening horde. I have a flight in 10 hours. So....*does math*...only 9 hours of drinking left.

Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 05:09 PM (71Btg)

31 12 -- Sven -- I'd be interested in the tale of how that cat avenged such a heinous indignity. 

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 05:10 PM (/mTq0)

32 So I can't be a certified beer server. There are certified beer servers?

Posted by: t-bird at November 29, 2014 05:10 PM (FcR7P)

33 I guess I could've read at least three comments, huh? Drinks are on me tonight, horde! My niece just had her first baby. I finally got to meet him today. She and little Wyatt are doing great.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 05:10 PM (gYIwv)

34 10 The 8 stacked bullets are legally-admissible proof that the shooter in question must be a Liberal. Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 10:01 PM (FlRtG) One more would have cleared it for sure.

Posted by: eman at November 29, 2014 05:11 PM (MQEz6)

35 That's not a beer quiz, it's a chemistry test.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:12 PM (4Mv1T)

36 34 10 The 8 stacked bullets are legally-admissible proof that the shooter in question must be a Liberal. Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 10:01 PM (FlRtG) One more would have cleared it for sure. Posted by: eman at November 29, 2014 10:11 PM (MQEz6) Those have to be squibs or something. There's just no way that's real.

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 05:12 PM (doBIb)

37 Cheers, Chi!

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:12 PM (4Mv1T)

38 I got 2 out of 10 on the beer quiz. The only beer I know is Miller lite so I'm feeling pretty smart getting at least 2 right.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 29, 2014 05:12 PM (UybxK)

39 30 -- DC -- Hope for a steady, peaceful flight...

...lest the passengers in front of you discover what you've been doing before hand.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 05:12 PM (/mTq0)

40 Hey, Mis! I tried to holler at you a few nights back, but was too late. Hope you and yours are doing well. How was Thanksgiving?

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 05:13 PM (gYIwv)

41 31 Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 10:10 PM (/mTq0)

They're cute because they don' weigh 125 pounds.....

"feed me or else" enters the equation then

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:13 PM (/4AZU)

42 Evening Horde. Watching big cat videos on Nat Geo again. Just watched a male lion stalk and attack some cheetahs. Caught a female. Crushed her head in his jaws. For no apparent reason.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:13 PM (GEICT)

43 Gee kids, what can I pack you to take to school for the Brown memorial.  Brass knuckles, cigars, pot, beer, and the charming picture of him flipping the bird?

Posted by: Cheri at November 29, 2014 05:14 PM (ZFPMM)

44  Scottish Ale, Scotch Ale, there's a difference?

Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 05:14 PM (ImIut)

45 When you've lost Dennis Rodman...you've achieved new levels in d-baggery.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:14 PM (rJUlF)

46 the 2014 hurricane season quietly closes tomorrow making it 9 years since the U.S. was hit by a major hurricane. But but but but but but but but but but but.......earthquakes!!!!

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 05:15 PM (MMC8r)

47 42 Evening Horde.

Watching big cat videos on Nat Geo again. Just watched a male lion stalk and attack some cheetahs. Caught a female. Crushed her head in his jaws. For no apparent reason.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 10:13 PM (GEICT)

 

Eliminating the competition for food.

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 05:15 PM (zt+N6)

48 Hey, hey, ho, ho, I've returned from Chi-ca-go!

Posted by: Mindy at November 29, 2014 05:15 PM (ymhIn)

49 Mazel Tov, Chi!

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 05:15 PM (T1005)

50 Obama and his advisers have to be insane. There is no other logical explanation for what they're trying to do.

Posted by: Creche Laudanum at November 29, 2014 05:15 PM (wQn5s)

51 Watching big cat videos on Nat Geo again. Just watched a male lion stalk and attack some cheetahs. Caught a female. Crushed her head in his jaws. For no apparent reason. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 10:13 PM (GEICT) Eliminating the competition from the pride's territory. That's primarily the male lion's job. Females do most/all of the hunting.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2014 05:16 PM (KBvAm)

52 "Scottish Ale, Scotch Ale, there's a difference?" -Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 10:14 PM (ImIut) Yes. Quite. But I only got a 6/10 on the quiz, so I am no "authority"!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (16bOT)

53 honor Michael Brown and other people who have been victims of police and other violence. How about a roughed-up shopkeeper diorama?

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (MMC8r)

54 When you've lost Dennis Rodman...you've achieved new levels in d-baggery. Posted by: Captain Whitebread I know, light?

Posted by: Kim Jung Un at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (V70Ne)

55 Nice to see you, Chi!

Posted by: Mindy at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (ymhIn)

56 Obama and his advisors don't give a shit and like good Marxists will spend his remaining time in office giving a big F'You to America.

Posted by: Cheri at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (ZFPMM)

57
Martha and the Muffins - Cooling the Medium

http://youtu.be/X1o6m2-JXq0

I think Canada's only New Wave band to ever chart in the US, if chart they did.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (kdS6q)

58 "Bonus cat video: Jurassic Park with cats." She'll *kill* anything that moves!

Posted by: Not Star-Lord Chris Pratt at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (Oo0Xc)

59 7 out of 10. Lucky guesser. Helps if you're imbibing.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (7dvtN)

60 That red top is made of tough stuff. Dammit.

Posted by: eman at November 29, 2014 05:17 PM (MQEz6)

61 Anybody else think the Lego Chippendales dancer looks like Ron Swanson?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 29, 2014 05:18 PM (QBm1P)

62 Shredded congrats on the family addition

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 05:18 PM (jTQ9M)

63 Re: Brown Memorial

I'd slip into a school and make sure this video got played to the students...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR465HoCWFQ

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 05:18 PM (/mTq0)

64 46 Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 10:15 PM (MMC8r)

and SOLAR FLARES!

//Ecotard local 957

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:18 PM (/4AZU)

65   Muffins?

Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 05:18 PM (ImIut)

66 Sad news for Star Wars fans like me. David Prowse (aka the body of Darth Vader) has revealed he's suffering from dementia. http://tinyurl.com/kklwrpl

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:18 PM (rJUlF)

67 "Just watched a male lion stalk and attack some cheetahs. Caught a female. Crushed her head in his jaws. For no apparent reason." I saw that video. It was incredible, in an awful sort of way. I remember the scientists and commentators and whatnot being baffled but guessing big cats kill the vulnerable of other species to prevent competition or something? Maybe I'm remembering that wrong. Cheetahs are pretty poorly adapted anyway. They are weak and have no genetic diversity.

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:19 PM (2LB/q)

68 51 Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2014 10:16 PM (KBvAm)

Animals seldom enter social compacts between species....

"fuck you I need the food" is all the reason they need.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:19 PM (/4AZU)

69 Hi, Chi! Congrats on the new rugrat in the family!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:19 PM (rJUlF)

70 http://bit.ly/1w5wwmz I misread this and thought the headline said "Brooke Shields..." What's my punishment?

Posted by: bretzysdude at November 29, 2014 05:20 PM (M4OHn)

71 Eliminating the competition from the pride's territory. That's primarily the male lion's job. Females do most/all of the hunting. Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2014 10:16 PM (KBvAm) No kidding. Except no one has ever seen this behavior until a filmmaker doing a documentary just happened to catch a male lion stalking a group of cheetahs. Cheetahs aren't generally considered competition. The two cats generally ignore each other. If they do cross paths, cheetahs high tail it out of there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:20 PM (GEICT)

72 But I did know about over-sparging.

Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 05:21 PM (ImIut)

73 http://bit.ly/1w5wwmz I misread this and thought the headline said "Brooke Shields..." What's my punishment? Posted by: bretzysdude ---------------------------- I thought it said Brook Shields slammed.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:21 PM (4Mv1T)

74 66(and there's irony) Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 10:18 PM (rJUlF)

He's still a big boy....

an out of control Prowse would not be fun to wrestle with

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:21 PM (/4AZU)

75 I saw "Strip Club Legos" open for "Culture Club" at Blossom Music Center in '88.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:21 PM (16bOT)

76 So...is that blond in the picture giving the beer quiz? And if I do poorly, what does she do to slow learners? (strikes a thoughtful pose...)

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at November 29, 2014 05:21 PM (+1T7c)

77 67 Cheetahs are pretty poorly adapted anyway. They are weak and have no genetic diversity. ---------- The story of Obama

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 05:21 PM (jTQ9M)

78 Lions v Cheetahs Crips v Bloods

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:21 PM (4Mv1T)

79 Paws up! Don't Crush Mah Head!

Posted by: Cheetah Gentle Giant at November 29, 2014 05:22 PM (KBvAm)

80 Cheetahs aren't generally considered competition. The two cats generally ignore each other. If they do cross paths, cheetahs high tail it out of there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 10:20 PM (GEICT)

 

Well yeah, if a lion was gonna crush your skull in his jaws would you want to stick around?

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 05:23 PM (zt+N6)

81 "Drinks are on me tonight, horde! My niece just had her first baby. I finally got to meet him today. She and little Wyatt are doing great." -Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 10:10 PM (gYIwv) *Huzzah!!!*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:24 PM (16bOT)

82 Cheetahs often get their kills stolen by bigger cats because they sacrificed power for speed and they're pretty easy to push around. Then again lions are just assholes. The Michael Browns of the animal kingdom.

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:24 PM (2LB/q)

83 Heh. Didn't catch that until you pointed it out, Sven.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:24 PM (rJUlF)

84 Lego Strip Club would make a great gag gift. Spaceship. Spaceship! SPACESHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 05:24 PM (doBIb)

85 Cheetahs are pretty poorly adapted anyway. They are weak and have no genetic diversity. Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 10:19 PM (2LB/q) Huh? They're perfectly adapted to catch their prey.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:24 PM (GEICT)

86 Those eight rounds are proof .38's might not be enough. 

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 05:24 PM (TETYm)

87 Serena - you be here???

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at November 29, 2014 05:24 PM (P+IZm)

88 rowr

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2014 05:25 PM (fIv/H)

89 But but but but but but but but but but but.......earthquakes!!!!

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 10:15 PM (MMC8r)


Polar vortex!!!  And named winter storms!!!

Posted by: The Weather Channel at November 29, 2014 05:25 PM (93D1V)

90 84 Lego Strip Club would make a great gag gift. Now I know what to get the boss for the office Christmas party.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:25 PM (rJUlF)

91 I think those squibs were probably mouse-fart reloads. Otherwise that barrel would be in a lot worse shape.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:26 PM (4Mv1T)

92 I thought Michael Brown was the Michael Brown of the animal kingdom?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2014 05:26 PM (fIv/H)

93 Put this in the category of why didn't I think of this... http://tinyurl.com/mypkcxm My neighbor did this this year instead of hanging lights. Looks great and all she had to do was put it in the ground and plug it in.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 29, 2014 05:26 PM (UybxK)

94 79 Paws up!

Don't Crush Mah Head!

Posted by: Cheetah Gentle Giant at November 29, 2014 10:22 PM (KBvAm)



Damn it.  I need a new keyboard and some screenwipes.

Posted by: CDR M at November 29, 2014 05:26 PM (93D1V)

95 ' "Engaging in this type of activity allows teachers to understand youth strengths and form classroom solidarity." ' Solidarity with whom? The anti-American, anti-business Marxists? The rioters who are burning down small businesses, including those owned by minorities? Thieving thugs who rough up store owners half their size? Thieving thugs who attack police officers? How about instead of promoting classroom solidarity, we teach math, reading, science, writing, and computer skills?

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 29, 2014 05:27 PM (A/e8X)

96 The guy with the eight jammed rounds got a 10 out of 10 on the beer quiz.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 29, 2014 05:27 PM (3QAtO)

97 8 out of 10, but several educated guesses.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 29, 2014 05:27 PM (7RXcs)

98 90 84 Lego Strip Club would make a great gag gift. Now I know what to get the boss for the office Christmas party. Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 10:25 PM (rJUlF) My boss is too stupid to get it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 05:28 PM (jTQ9M)

99 "I thought Michael Brown was the Michael Brown of the animal kingdom?" -Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2014 10:26 PM (fIv/H) Nope. He was what we would call, (for those who Love Science)... ...a piece of shit.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:28 PM (16bOT)

100 I loved that SR-71 story, even though it was Zoomiephilic. I learned a nice little euphemism in an Osprey book on the Blackbird: the "low residue diet", i.e., one so low in fiber as to keep you gummed up during lo-o-o-ong flights. I once asked an Air Force guy what it was like to be flight crew, and the first thing he said was "Eat lots and lots of cheese!", and described the little canvas bag used for elimination. The more you know.. (((rainbow)))

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 29, 2014 05:28 PM (QBm1P)

101 Well ok that was poor wording they're well adapted to catch small, light, fast prey. And as a result they're small, light and fast themselves which makes them easily bullied. Their population must have recently went through a severe bottleneck because as species go they're pretty inbred and not genetically diverse. Compared to other big cats they're very weak. Throw in jackals and hyenas and they're pretty outcompeted by everything in their environment.

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:29 PM (2LB/q)

102 Thanks, all. The little guy is adorable. HI, Mindy! How did that .357 not explode in the idiot's hand? I failed the beer test miserably. Meh - I'll stick to bourbon.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 05:29 PM (gYIwv)

103 "My boss is too stupid to get it." -Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 10:28 PM (jTQ9M) His BOSS IS TOO STUPID TO GET IT?

Posted by: Weied Al Sharpton [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:30 PM (16bOT)

104
And:

Robert Gordon - Someday Someway

http://youtu.be/3VwzuzhWv3A

Cover of the Marshall Crenshaw classic.

Put it on the jukebox when you go out with your !!!***LESBIAN***!!! BFF.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 29, 2014 05:30 PM (kdS6q)

105 Molly - The bliss lights are cool!  Hmmmmm, I may have to invest and no annoying light strings to deal with.

Posted by: Cheri at November 29, 2014 05:30 PM (ZFPMM)

106 Then again lions are just assholes.

Are there felids who aren't assholes?

Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 05:30 PM (ImIut)

107 His BOSS IS TOO STUPID TO GET IT? Posted by: Weied Al Sharpton at November 29, 2014 10:30 PM (16bOT) EXPLAIN WE MUCH!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:32 PM (rJUlF)

108 Only got six out of 10 on the beer quiz. Boo. Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:05 PM Where is this mysterious beer quiz? I missed it.

Posted by: Farmer at November 29, 2014 05:32 PM (o/90i)

109 "Are there felids who aren't assholes?" -Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 10:30 PM (ImIut) Whut?

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:32 PM (16bOT)

110 Are there felids who aren't assholes? Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 10:30 PM (ImIut) Nope.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:32 PM (GEICT)

111 My new Christmas tradition will be to bring a good 34" Rawlings "Santa Bat" to Christmas Tree lightings. For giving of the pain, freely.

 'Tis the Season.

Posted by: Four score and seven mags ago at November 29, 2014 05:32 PM (jAyhy)

112 I once asked an Air Force guy what it was like to be flight crew... Uhm, pisstube.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 05:33 PM (7dvtN)

113 Where is this mysterious beer quiz? I missed it.

Posted by: Farmer at November 29, 2014 10:32 PM (o/90i)


It's right under the blonde holding a Guiness.

Posted by: CDR M at November 29, 2014 05:33 PM (93D1V)

114 104 Nope. Still prefer Crenshaw.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:33 PM (rJUlF)

115 "Where is this mysterious beer quiz? I missed it." -Posted by: Farmer at November 29, 2014 10:32 PM (o/90i) Proof that no one reads the posts.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:33 PM (16bOT)

116 Whut?

Cats.

Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 05:33 PM (ImIut)

117 Proof that no one reads the posts. Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) at November 29, 2014 10:33 PM (16bOT) There are posts?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:34 PM (GEICT)

118 Serena - fan fiction link I mentioned ... months ago ... http://tinyurl.com/lk56xpp

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Culture Critic ... at November 29, 2014 05:34 PM (P+IZm)

119 110 Are there felids who aren't assholes?  Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 10:30 PM (ImIut)  Nope. ---------------- Don't say that in front of my crazy cat lady aunt.

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:34 PM (2LB/q)

120 TD Bama. Shit. Is your mascot an elephant or an eagle? Fucking pick one, jackasses.

Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 05:34 PM (71Btg)

121 Congrats Chi. Now start tossing your spare change in a jar for his first .22 cal rifle.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 05:34 PM (/mTq0)

122 I got a 6/10 on the beer quiz. Fail! I'll console myself with one of my much-maligned pastry-flavored vodkas.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 29, 2014 05:34 PM (QBm1P)

123 There are posts? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 10:34 PM (GEICT) They're just bait to attract hobos into Ace's traps. Shh.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:35 PM (rJUlF)

124 I don't know if lions are assholes but they males are definitely misogynist.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 29, 2014 05:35 PM (3QAtO)

125 The Daily Caller @DailyCaller Farrakhan On Ferguson: 'We'll Tear This G**damn Country Up!' [VIDEO] trib.al/GEt1x58 "As long as they [whites] kill us [blacks] and go to Wendy's and have a burger and go to sleep, they'll keep killing us," the self-proclaimed minister said. "But when we die and they die, then soon we're going to sit at a table and talk about it! We're tired! We want some of this earth or we'll tear this goddamn country up!"

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 05:35 PM (zwdxl)

126 "Cats." -Posted by: HR boozin' up the eggnog at November 29, 2014 10:33 PM (ImIut) Felines? Is that a Genus/Phylum/Family/Order-thing that I am missing?

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:36 PM (16bOT)

127 121 TD Bama. Shit. Is your mascot an elephant or an eagle? Fucking pick one, jackasses. Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 10:34 PM (71Btg) So....been drinking much have we?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:36 PM (GEICT)

128 Oooh thanks Adriane. And to answer your question I'm pretty much always here. See what I say about this place always making me feel better? :-)

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:36 PM (2LB/q)

129 Dayang.  That Lego chick ain't thick, she's cubical!

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2014 05:36 PM (t//F+)

130 Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 10:35 PM (zwdxl)


If they start going on killing sprees, there won't be any damn talking at a table.  There will just be return fire.

Posted by: CDR M at November 29, 2014 05:37 PM (93D1V)

131 JONESBORO, Ga. (Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy who had been reported missing four years ago was discovered alive, hidden behind a fake wall of a home near Atlanta, Georgia, and reunited with his mother early on Saturday, police said.

Five people living in the home in Jonesboro, 17 miles (28 km) south of Atlanta, were taken into custody, among them the boy's father, Gregory Jean, 37, and an adult female, said Sergeant Kevin Hughes of the Clayton County police.

 

 

http://tinyurl.com/ps7u7qb

 

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 05:37 PM (zt+N6)

132 Is that a Genus/Phylum/Family/Order-thing that I am missing? Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) at November 29, 2014 10:36 PM (16bOT) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felidae

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:37 PM (GEICT)

133 130 It's hip to be square.

Posted by: Huey Lewis at November 29, 2014 05:37 PM (rJUlF)

134 84 Lego Strip Club would make a great gag gift. I'm tempted to put one in the Toys For Tots bin at work.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 29, 2014 05:37 PM (QBm1P)

135 130 Dayang. That Lego chick ain't thick, she's cubical!

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2014 10:36 PM (t//F+)


Did you notice the elbows?

Posted by: CDR M at November 29, 2014 05:37 PM (93D1V)

136 Lego Strippers have leg cellulite so bad that it suctions them down firmly each time they sit.

Posted by: Duplo at November 29, 2014 05:37 PM (KG1MP)

137 No way to keep somebody from stealing those BlissLights that I can see. I live in a nice neighborhood and I like the looks of those. But it would piss me right off if I spent that much $$ and it got stolen (easily)

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 29, 2014 05:38 PM (7RXcs)

138 I realize Texas didn't wine like New Orleans, but Hurricane Ike was 6 years ago, and it was the 3rd most costly hurricane in US history.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 05:38 PM (gKbDy)

139 Watching big cat videos on Nat Geo again. Just watched a male lion stalk and attack some cheetahs. Caught a female. Crushed her head in his jaws. For no apparent reason. Bitch set me up!

Posted by: a male lion at November 29, 2014 05:39 PM (T4t+V)

140 >>>So....been drinking much have we? Not as much as I would like. 0500 wake up call. And then a nice handy from the BWI TSA bureaucrat. Pro tip: they get really cranky when you recite the pat-down don't-sue-me speech with them.

Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 05:39 PM (71Btg)

141 You wouldn't say that shit to my face.

Posted by: Cheetarah at November 29, 2014 05:39 PM (53NjL)

142 Ahhh... Family. "felids". I repeat that, so as to let my "stupid" sink-in.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:39 PM (16bOT)

143 The Daily Caller @DailyCaller Farrakhan On Ferguson: 'We'll Tear This G**damn Country Up!' [VIDEO] trib.al/GEt1x58 Farrakhan believes white people will only start listening to black concerns through violence against whites. "We going to die anyway. Let's die for something," the radical figure told the crowd to roaring applause.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 05:39 PM (zwdxl)

144 What do you out in the Lego Stripper's thong? An extra block?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 29, 2014 05:39 PM (3QAtO)

145 Special to sven best pizza of course is LaBrascas.

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2014 05:40 PM (Rx8ML)

146 If any of you are unfortunate enough to have kids going to a school using those WH guidelines, I have a few "I am Darren Wilson" bracelets left for the "counter-culture" display.

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 05:40 PM (TETYm)

147 139 I realize Texas didn't wine like New Orleans, but Hurricane Ike was 6 years ago, and it was the 3rd most costly hurricane in US history.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 10:38 PM (gKbDy)


It didn't make landfall as a Cat 3 though.

Posted by: CDR M at November 29, 2014 05:40 PM (93D1V)

148 108 Only got six out of 10 on the beer quiz. Boo.
Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:05 PM

Where is this mysterious beer quiz? I missed it.

Posted by: Farmer at November 29, 2014 10:32 PM (o/90i)



That's 'cause it was artfully masked by a buxom blonde offering you a cold one.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 05:40 PM (T1005)

149 So, this classroom memorial stuff, can it include the word "thug"? Can the kids do a shoebox diorama with The Gentle Giant stealing shit and throttling a store employee?

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 29, 2014 05:40 PM (A/e8X)

150 I too object. Marshall Crenshaw needs no improvement. Glad the Horde survived Thanksgiving. Semi-miraculously, I did too.

Posted by: LadyS at November 29, 2014 05:40 PM (5dip8)

151 Not as much as I would like. 0500 wake up call. And then a nice handy from the BWI TSA bureaucrat. Pro tip: they get really cranky when you recite the pat-down don't-sue-me speech with them. Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 10:39 PM (71Btg) *points back at your previous comment* Alabama is the elephant. Auburn can't decide between tiger and eagle.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:41 PM (GEICT)

152 Serena at November 29, 2014 10:36 PM (2LB/q) British camp in all its glory! unfortunately, the links to the hilarious sequels point to dead pages and I don't know how to use the wayback machine ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Culture Critic ... at November 29, 2014 05:41 PM (P+IZm)

153 Drinks are on me tonight, horde! My niece just had her first baby. I finally got to meet him today. She and little Wyatt are doing great. Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 10:10 PM Congrats chi.

Posted by: Farmer at November 29, 2014 05:41 PM (o/90i)

154 And I gotta tell ya, there are some smart kids who would do something like that, including in grade school. Some kids are better at spotting bullshit than their parents.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 29, 2014 05:41 PM (A/e8X)

155 122 Congrats Chi. Now start tossing your spare change in a jar for his first .22 cal rifle.  Posted by: CPT. Charles at ------------------ Ha! Even better - when mom & dad say he's ready, he'll get my old Marlin 60 (probably got it 35 years ago). Of course, if I start throwing spare dollar bills in a jar now, by the time he's twelve, I might be able to afford to buy him a box of ammo...

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 05:42 PM (gYIwv)

156 Posted by: CDR M at November 29, 2014 10:40 PM (93D1V) Yeah my electricity would have been out for 30 days instead of just 14 days.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 29, 2014 05:42 PM (3QAtO)

157 Congrats chi!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:42 PM (GEICT)

158 Can't keep the eyelids open. I'm going to call it a night. Have fun, y'all.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 29, 2014 05:44 PM (rJUlF)

159 Ha! Thanks just speed read through the whole thing. That story and the all the responses have me literally rolling with laughter.

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:44 PM (2LB/q)

160 Scrawny arms Rob Lowe is creepier than Creepy Rob Lowe.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 29, 2014 05:44 PM (3QAtO)

161 Night Capt!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:45 PM (GEICT)

162 >>>Alabama is the elephant. Auburn can't decide between tiger and eagle. Oh, that? That's because of the stupid. Alabama can't decide between the Tide and the elephant.

Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 05:45 PM (71Btg)

163 Well, the door isn't going to finish sanding itself ... BBL, maybe-ish ... Congratulations to the Proud GreatUncle ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Culture Critic ... at November 29, 2014 05:45 PM (P+IZm)

164 This is obviously a ymptom of #headcrushculture

Posted by: Secundus, M.D. at November 29, 2014 05:45 PM (RxCPx)

165 Dayang. That Lego chick ain't thick, she's cubical! Lego Lena Dunham?

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 05:45 PM (MMC8r)

166 Or, symptom

Posted by: Secundus, M.D. at November 29, 2014 05:45 PM (RxCPx)

167 "We going to die anyway. Let's die for something," the radical figure told the crowd to roaring applause. Himself excepted, of course. He means you proles.

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 05:46 PM (MMC8r)

168 Midnight And mah head's in a lion's mouth And his teeth are all pointy Breath like fetid cheese Like the sunflower I turn my head toward his tonsils I am waiting for the crunch

Posted by: Cheetahs - A Musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber at November 29, 2014 05:46 PM (KBvAm)

169 Cat-lover, but highly allergic/dander issues... avian prey, what's to outsmart? Can cats fly? I'd guess no, not even NYC, Boston, SF, Ellay, Portland, Seattle. Cicago, yeah, prolly, 'cuz the commie-fag-junkie- childsex bunch even wants to controll the weather there. Ex-nephew had a rat pet. Eew, I thought. The a kid of mine got some. Boy, was I wrong. I thought the rats were at least as smart as the cats. That explained a lot.

Posted by: yeah, that fBW52 at November 29, 2014 05:46 PM (fBW52)

170 @164 when you want to slack off and procrastinate with more Voldie love stories check out TheFictionist. Not as funny but damn good.

Posted by: Serena at November 29, 2014 05:47 PM (2LB/q)

171 "We going to die anyway. Let's die for something," the radical figure told the crowd to roaring applause.

Wow. If I made a public statement like that I'd most likely be facing 5 to 10.

Posted by: Average White Guy at November 29, 2014 05:47 PM (Dwehj)

172 Oh, that? That's because of the stupid. Alabama can't decide between the Tide and the elephant. Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 10:45 PM (71Btg) That doesn't bother me so much. Colleges do that. If they don't have a mascot that's an animal, they pick one. I went to Flagler College. We were the Flagler College Saints. Yet our mascot was a lion. But the War Eagle thing throws me. You're a Tiger. Auburn Tigers. What the hell is with the eagle?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:48 PM (GEICT)

173 Re: College mascots. Exhibit "A": UNC. A Tarheel does NOT look like a ram

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:50 PM (4Mv1T)

174 Mike Brown memorial needs a statue of Kali. Patroness of the Thugs, and all. Never mind, no one ould get it

Posted by: Secundus, M.D. at November 29, 2014 05:50 PM (RxCPx)

175 That pic of the Guinness blonde without a bra is cropped. She's got a friend in the original pic who is just as lovely. http://tinyurl.com/p857utu

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 05:51 PM (doBIb)

176 "Of course, if I start throwing spare dollar bills in a jar now, by the time he's twelve, I might be able to afford to buy him a box of ammo..." -Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 10:42 PM (gYIwv) May your Blessings continue, as your heart swells. Might our Prayers find your Family well. Might God Keep you in His Graces. I ask, Oh Lord, this evening that our brother be well in his Love of his blessed Family. May His Grace always find you!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:51 PM (16bOT)

177 >>> But the War Eagle thing throws me. You're a Tiger. Auburn Tigers. What the hell is with the eagle? Mom & Dad stop paying tuition bills when the tiger eats an underclassman or seven.

Posted by: fluffy at November 29, 2014 05:52 PM (Ua6T/)

178 Lego stripper song. Brick House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrBx6mAWYPU

Posted by: Swatara at November 29, 2014 05:53 PM (AvP4a)

179 G'Night, Captain!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:53 PM (16bOT)

180
172 "We going to die anyway. Let's die for something," the radical figure told the crowd to roaring applause.

Wow. If I made a public statement like that I'd most likely be facing 5 to 10.

Posted by: Average White Guy at November 29, 2014 10:47 PM (Dwehj)

You gotta say it - wearing a kilt, blue paint, and holding a rifle over your head.


Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 05:53 PM (TETYm)

181 That pic of the Guinness blonde without a bra is cropped. Posted by: EC ------------------------------ You mean like "riding cropped"?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:53 PM (4Mv1T)

182 That pic of the Guinness blonde without a bra is cropped. She's got a friend in the original pic who is just as lovely. Must have been taken stateside. They both have teeth.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 05:53 PM (7dvtN)

183 183 That pic of the Guinness blonde without a bra is cropped. Posted by: EC ------------------------------ You mean like "riding cropped"? Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 10:53 PM (4Mv1T) Sure wish there were more pics!

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 05:54 PM (doBIb)

184 Dear Calypso Louie: Black population is about 12%, and less than half of them buy your bullshit. 'Race War' is something you throw around to make yourself feel good, but it would be nasty, brutish, and short.

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 05:54 PM (MMC8r)

185 Race War' is something you throw around to make yourself feel good, but it would be nasty, brutish, and short. Posted by: --- at ---------------------------- But mostly short.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:55 PM (4Mv1T)

186 What the f--- does that clown Farakkan have against Wendy's?

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 05:55 PM (TETYm)

187 Mike Brown memorial needs a statue of Kali. Patroness of the Thugs, and all. Back when the cult of Kali flowered.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 29, 2014 05:55 PM (W5DcG)

188 Rooftop Koreans vs Nation of Islam.

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 05:55 PM (doBIb)

189 It didn't make landfall as a Cat 3 though. I don't care. It was a major hurricane.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 05:56 PM (gKbDy)

190 What the f--- does that clown Farakkan have against Wendy's? They wouldn't hire him.

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 05:56 PM (MMC8r)

191 184 That pic of the Guinness blonde without a bra is cropped. She's got a friend in the original pic who is just as lovely. Must have been taken stateside. They both have teeth. Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 10:53 PM (7dvtN) Even her teeth are lovely.

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 05:57 PM (doBIb)

192 I don't care. It was a major hurricane. Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 10:56 PM (gKbDy) In terms of impact? Sure. In terms of classification? No.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 05:57 PM (GEICT)

193 Just validated my NaNoWriMo effort at just under 58,000 words.  So am a winner for 2014.  Still got a lot of story to write though.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 05:57 PM (wU90H)

194 >>>Rooftop Koreans vs Nation of Islam. I've got a fiver on Roof Koreans.

Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 05:58 PM (71Btg)

195 "Rooftop Koreans vs Nation of Islam." -Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 10:55 PM (doBIb) "The Dude" could recommend a good game amongst those lines...lol.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:58 PM (16bOT)

196 I don't care. It was a major hurricane. Posted by: SH ---------------------------- In '96 Fran came inland 100 miles to my town at about 75MPH when it arrived. That is just above the threshold to be classified as a hurricane. Major damage. But two weeks of rain in advance didn't help.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:58 PM (4Mv1T)

197 Hello, ONT.  I ain't much fit for duty, but, I am here. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 05:58 PM (7Qicm)

198 Hello, ONT. I ain't much fit for duty, but, I am here. Posted by: Ricardo Kill ------------------------------- Get up off the floor and get in here.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 05:59 PM (4Mv1T)

199 "What the f--- does that clown Farakkan have against Wendy's?" >>>They wouldn't hire him. -Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 10:56 PM (MMC8r) *applause*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 05:59 PM (16bOT)

200 Yay, ONT.  Top 200!  Greetings horde-nation

Posted by: zeera at November 29, 2014 05:59 PM (byDue)

201 Those Lego strippers are built like they're from Northern Wisconsin, but they're missing the sleeve tattoos and random bruises.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at November 29, 2014 06:00 PM (nFdGS)

202 198 I don't care. It was a major hurricane. Posted by: SH ---------------------------- In '96 Fran came inland 100 miles to my town at about 75MPH when it arrived. That is just above the threshold to be classified as a hurricane. Major damage. But two weeks of rain in advance didn't help. Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 10:58 PM (4Mv1T) You know what was weird? Greenville was fine, and had power! My roommate and I took off for Greenville where a friend had a spare room to crash in for a day or two.

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 06:00 PM (doBIb)

203 Hello, ONT. I ain't much fit for duty, but, I am here. Posted by: Ricardo Kill And this differs from the norm in what way?

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 06:01 PM (7dvtN)

204 "Get up off the floor and get in here."


Just started my Saturday night early.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 06:01 PM (7Qicm)

205 "Hello, ONT. I ain't much fit for duty, but, I am here." -Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 10:58 PM (7Qicm) Welcome to the club. Being an absolute idiot has never stopped me.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:01 PM (16bOT)

206 If Katrina had been a Cat 2, the definition of major hurricane in this country would have changed. There is this belief in this country that we have not been hit with a major hurricane since Katrina. People don't care about cat 2/3. Most people have no idea about Hurricane Ike. Yet it caused a lot of damage. But Texans didn't bitch like NO. We just cleaned up. It bugs me.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 06:01 PM (gKbDy)

207 If we weren't governed by who we're governed by, a review of NoI's tax-exempt status would be in order. But we are, so it isn't. Fairy-kahn is just saying what they want to say.

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 06:01 PM (MMC8r)

208 @205

Well, Bill, you got me there. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 06:02 PM (7Qicm)

209 SH, the worse thing about New Orleans and Katrina?

In 1965 there was a hurricane named Betsy that basically did the same thing with a similar path.  The Big Sleezy never learned.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:02 PM (wU90H)

210 202 Yay, ONT. Top 200! Greetings horde-nation

Posted by: zeera at November 29, 2014 10:59 PM (byDue

 

Fail.  Come back and try again tomorrow.

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 06:02 PM (zt+N6)

211 Kinda a lazy weekend, still in the food coma,

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 06:02 PM (imR+Y)

212 "Being an absolute idiot has never stopped me."

Do you have a club?  Newsletter?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 06:03 PM (7Qicm)

213 You know what was weird? Greenville was fine, and had power! My roommate and I took off for Greenville where a friend had a spare room to crash in for a day or two. Posted by: EC ----------------------- It depends on the storm and which side of the storm your are on. It came in at Wilmington as I recall and came right up I-40. It hit Cary with a fury. I was living in a different house then. Heavily wooded old neighborhood. I remember the sound of all those trees snapping at 3AM. My youngest son was still in Mrs Road 8 months. Kicking like crazy.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 06:03 PM (4Mv1T)

214 208 If Katrina had been a Cat 2, the definition of major hurricane in this country would have changed. There is this belief in this country that we have not been hit with a major hurricane since Katrina. People don't care about cat 2/3. Most people have no idea about Hurricane Ike. Yet it caused a lot of damage. But Texans didn't bitch like NO. We just cleaned up. It bugs me. Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 11:01 PM (gKbDy) *shrug* I live in Florida. We get hit with all kinds of weather all the time. Ain't nothing but a thing. Pick up, clean up, move on.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:03 PM (GEICT)

215 195 -- Anna -- Congrats

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 06:04 PM (/mTq0)

216 210... Slides a jar of cider to Ricardo.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 06:04 PM (7dvtN)

217 "Fail. Come back and try again tomorrow." -Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 11:02 PM (zt+N6) It seems to reckon that "buzzion" would be a "game-show-host".

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:04 PM (16bOT)

218

208 If Katrina had been a Cat 2, the definition of major hurricane in this country would have changed. There is this belief in this country that we have not been hit with a major hurricane since Katrina. People don't care about cat 2/3. Most people have no idea about Hurricane Ike. Yet it caused a lot of damage. But Texans didn't bitch like NO. We just cleaned up. It bugs me.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 11:01 PM (gKbDy)


 

So you've decided to bitch now?

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 06:04 PM (zt+N6)

219 SH, the worse thing about New Orleans and Katrina? In 1965 there was a hurricane named Betsy that basically did the same thing with a similar path. BUUUUUUSSSSHHHHHH!

Posted by: --- at November 29, 2014 06:05 PM (MMC8r)

220 Speaking of hobby horses, two for the ONT

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/franck-gerard-en-letat-21.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:05 PM (wU90H)

221 *shrug* I live in Florida. We get hit with all kinds of weather all the time. Ain't nothing but a thing. Pick up, clean up, move on. ---- Exactly.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 06:05 PM (gKbDy)

222 "Do you have a club? Newsletter?" -Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 11:03 PM (7Qicm) Naw. We "just do shit." Perhaps we'll writ it down, someday.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:06 PM (16bOT)

223 +e

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:06 PM (16bOT)

224 Okay - I need to prove a point with someone - anyone remember the name of the anti-PIV feminist? I'm afraid to google PIV to try to find her name.

Posted by: biancaneve at November 29, 2014 06:07 PM (AJaBe)

225 So you've decided to bitch now? ---- Yes. I hate this idea that no major hurricane has hit the US since Katrina.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 06:07 PM (gKbDy)

226 226 Okay - I need to prove a point with someone - anyone remember the name of the anti-PIV feminist? I'm afraid to google PIV to try to find her name. Posted by: biancaneve at November 29, 2014 11:07 PM (AJaBe) http://witchwind.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/piv-is-always-rape-ok/

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 06:08 PM (doBIb)

227
"Naw. We "just do shit."

All right  Suits me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 06:08 PM (7Qicm)

228 And WTF is up with naming a snow storm? Have these people have nothing better to do?

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 06:08 PM (imR+Y)

229 4. Create a classroom memorial. Um, wow. That is... SO not a good idea. There's a reason that schools don't usually let kids build memorials to their classmates who have, say, committed suicide. It's a great way to get kids thinking, "Hey, all this attention because so-and-so killed himself. Maybe I should kill myself, too." It appeals to the average kid's inherent arrogance and makes them feel even more important (or unimportant) than they already do. It's just not a good idea. Gotta say, building a memorial to a dead thug who died unremarkably after trying to steal a cop's gun, and whose death has been turned into a worldwide media circus? Even WORSE of an idea.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2014 06:09 PM (CA2NO)

230 Thanks Cpt Charles.  Still got a lot of writing ahead of with this story.  Still deciding if this mystery guest will be a nice chap or Smoking Man grade shadowy government type.

But Scrivener annoys me that it can spell-check words like 'dirndl' but gives a red squiggle for 'unsymetrical.' 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:09 PM (wU90H)

231 MWR!!!

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 06:10 PM (doBIb)

232 Thanks, EC!

Posted by: biancaneve at November 29, 2014 06:10 PM (AJaBe)

233 161 Scrawny arms Rob Lowe is creepier than Creepy Rob Lowe. Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 29, 2014 10:44 PM (3QAtO) Because he looks so real. By the way, speaking of the outrage loons. One of those Rob Lowe commercials has the substandard, Cable Rob Lowe not being able to pee in in a public restroom. This is called shy bladder and men who are unable to pee in public restrooms are offended by that commercial. I think they should be told to sack up, but I'm guessing that if you can't piss in a restroom, you probably ain't going to sack up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 29, 2014 06:10 PM (A/e8X)

234 208 -- SH -- Ike left us (SW Ohio) without power for 5 to 7 days.

I'd rather not see a repeat of that...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 06:10 PM (/mTq0)

235 As much of a pedant as I am? I over-hyphenate shit. You God-loving, Cousin-fucking, under-appreciative, Tea-Party hugging, uncaring sons-of-bitches.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:10 PM (16bOT)

236 *serves a glass of wine to MWR*

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:10 PM (wU90H)

237 234 Thanks, EC! Posted by: biancaneve at November 29, 2014 11:10 PM (AJaBe) Funniest blog post evah!

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 06:10 PM (doBIb)

238 Gotta say, building a memorial to a dead thug who died unremarkably after trying to steal a cop's gun, and whose death has been turned into a worldwide media circus? Even WORSE of an idea. Ugh hmm, when has the JEF ever had a 'good' idea?

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 06:11 PM (imR+Y)

239 227 So you've decided to bitch now?

----

Yes. I hate this idea that no major hurricane has hit the US since Katrina.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 11:07 PM (gKbDy)

 

Well I wouldn't call a Category 2 a major hurricane.  Its not about how much damage it does that defines "major."  We don't measure hurricane power by how much destruction they cause to the mainland.  Take it up with the meteorlogical society.

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 06:11 PM (zt+N6)

240 Holy shit....Beth is here?!?!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:11 PM (GEICT)

241 208 -- SH -- Ike left us (SW Ohio) without power for 5 to 7 days. I'd rather not see a repeat of that... ---- Didn't they send a lot of your power people down here for cleanup, only to need them up there?

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 06:11 PM (gKbDy)

242 203 Those Lego strippers are built like they're from Northern Wisconsin, but they're missing the sleeve tattoos and random bruises. Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at November 29, 2014 11:00 PM (nFdGS) At least they have teeth unlike their counterparts from Minnesota.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:12 PM (jTQ9M)

243 Yes. I hate this idea that no major hurricane has hit the US since Katrina. Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 11:07 PM (gKbDy) By definitional/classification standards...we haven't been.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:12 PM (GEICT)

244 ...and MWR drops some knowledge on your stank-asses.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:12 PM (16bOT)

245 Every time I hit F5, the hot beer chick appears ever so briefly. It's subliminal, or something.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 06:12 PM (4Mv1T)

246 247 Every time I hit F5, the hot beer chick appears ever so briefly. It's subliminal, or something. Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 11:12 PM (4Mv1T) She's telling you to have a beer!

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 06:13 PM (doBIb)

247 >>> http://witchwind.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/piv-is-always-rape-ok/ "I'm not a girl, I'm a womyn, ok?

Posted by: fluffy at November 29, 2014 06:13 PM (Ua6T/)

248 Its a French moron....

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/franck-gerard-en-letat-22.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:14 PM (wU90H)

249 She's telling you to have a beer! Posted by: EC --------------------- But not a hot beer.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 06:14 PM (4Mv1T)

250 Multiple shots fired near Ferguson city hall.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 29, 2014 06:14 PM (1Y+hH)

251 Tobacco Road, well - http://tinyurl.com/nomo9gg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:15 PM (wU90H)

252 I think they should be told to sack up, but I'm guessing that if you can't piss in a restroom, you probably ain't going to sack up. Posted by: nerdygirl at November 29, 2014 11:10 PM (A/e8X) But they are wonderful interior decorators

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:15 PM (jTQ9M)

253 I attended a funeral many years back. Afterwards I went back to the office to return some calls. Just walked in the door when my secretary says my father is on line 1. Surprised me since he wouldn't normally touch a phone. Called to tell me the roof was blowing off my house. Wind was was blowing 105 mph. No rain or tornados, just wind. By the time I got home most of the sheeting on my roof was gone. Me standing there in funeral clothes watching chunks of my house heading towards Manitoba. The storm never had a name. Just another day east of the mountains.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 06:16 PM (7dvtN)

254 Yes. I hate this idea that no major hurricane has hit the US since Katrina. Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 11:07 PM (gKbDy) It's the truth though. Yes, there have been destructive hurricanes, but they categorically don't qualify as "major" storms. There's a difference between a category 2 or 3 hurricane and a category 4 or 5. Depending on where or when they hit, the destruction may be worse than if they hit somewhere that gets hurricanes more frequently, but that doesn't change their classification. I mean, an F1 tornado could hit NH and wreck a lot of shit, but that wouldn't make it a major tornado.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2014 06:16 PM (CA2NO)

255 Ike was basically a Cat 3 until hours before landfall. It was a huge storm. I get the point of that article was different, but my beef goes back to Hurricane Sandy. You heard a lot of news people back then state how there had not been a major hurricane since Katrina when covering Sandy. They had no clue about Cat 2/3. For all they knew a hurricane had not hit since Katrina.

Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 06:16 PM (gKbDy)

256 Here I pulled the Springfiied and the clips and everybody gays up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 06:16 PM (7Qicm)

257 http://tinyurl.com/nomo9gg "It's just ice cream."

Posted by: fluffy at November 29, 2014 06:16 PM (Ua6T/)

258 172 "We going to die anyway. Let's die for something," the radical figure told the crowd to roaring applause. Well, they are dying for something. They're dying for culture that excuses black violence against other blacks. They aren't being killed by whites, Farrakhan.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 29, 2014 06:17 PM (A/e8X)

259 It is like they are trying to remake Brown into a new Horst Wessel or something.
I can guess the new marching song, The Michael Brown Leid, though:

    The crowd is high! The ranks tightly closed!
    The FSA march with quiet, steady step.
    Comrades shot by the white cops and reactionaries
    March in spirit within our ranks.
    Comrades shot by the white cops and reactionaries
    who went and had a Wendy's frosty and fries.

Of course since the next stanza of the original calls for

"Clearing the street for the brown battalions"

I can't go any further without denouncing myself.


Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2014 06:17 PM (t//F+)

260 Tobacco Road, well - http://tinyurl.com/nomo9gg Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) --------------------- Oh no, no no, no. Ice cream and beer have explosive results if consumed in close proximity to one another. Fire extinguishers and gas masks required at my house.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 06:17 PM (4Mv1T)

261 Hi, EC! Cochran! *clinks glasses with AnnaP* Yo!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2014 06:17 PM (CA2NO)

262 Isabel, 2003. Came ashore in NC and went right to Richmond VA. I was stationed in Va Beach at the time and went inland, lost power and had to dodge trees and out of banks rivers all the way back. Meanwhile, people in the apt building in Va Beach never lost power.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:18 PM (6fyGz)

263 VAGINAS ARE FOR MONOLOGUING, WINGNUTZ!!!

Posted by: Radfem at November 29, 2014 06:18 PM (MMC8r)

264 I do love Farraquack's idea that Wendy's is some especially white kind of food as he does his Def Comedy Race War schtick. .. White people luuuuv Wendy's!!! Amirte? Amirite, or amirite?!! White people luv the shit outta some mothefuckin' Wendy's!! Chad be all like, I gotta get me some goddamn Wendy's!! Amirite or amirite??? You know I'm right!! Goddamn!! Ha-ha!! Yes!!

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 06:18 PM (zwdxl)

265 "Um, wow. That is... SO not a good idea. There's a reason that schools don't usually let kids build memorials to their classmates who have, say, committed suicide. It's a great way to get kids thinking, "Hey, all this attention because so-and-so killed himself. Maybe I should kill myself, too." It appeals to the average kid's inherent arrogance and makes them feel even more important (or unimportant) than they already do. It's just not a good idea." My Best Friend did that when I was a Sophomore in High School. You cannot go building statues to "suicide". -Period.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:19 PM (16bOT)

266 VAGINAS ARE FOR MONOLOGUING, WINGNUTZ!!! Posted by: Radfem at November 29, 2014 11:18 PM (MMC8r) If that's what you do with your vagina, you're using it wrong. Just sayin'.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2014 06:19 PM (CA2NO)

267 That prayer was lovely, ColdBeer. Thank you very much. BC - no Fireball in the house (ever since I tried to keep up with you on that dreaded ONT), but I just poured you a shot of George Dickel.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 06:19 PM (gYIwv)

268 232 -- Anna -- That's because the 'preferred' word is asymmetrical... technically, unsymmetrical (adj) is a proper word, but stylistically... virtually nobody uses it.

As to the mystery guest, it depends... is this character a 'walk-on', or a fore-shadowing of a future event? As a twist, you could use the 'nice chap' for latter, and the 'Smoking Man' for the former, thus fooling the readers.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 06:19 PM (/mTq0)

269 But what ice cream.... 

Slainte MWR.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:20 PM (wU90H)

270 263 Hi, EC! Cochran! *clinks glasses with AnnaP* Yo! Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth at November 29, 2014 11:17 PM (CA2NO) *sketches a bow* mi'lady

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:20 PM (GEICT)

271 Farraquack appears to have some early stage alzheimers or dementia. Even during his Def Comedy Race War speech, he kept referring to Ferguson as "Jefferson". Crowd kept having to correct him as he called for a race war in Jefferson.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 06:20 PM (zwdxl)

272 144 Posted by: Costanza Defense "We going to die anyway. Let's die for something," the radical figure told the crowd to roaring applause. It sounds like "the radical figure" has been given certain news ... and has decided to take some people with him.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 06:21 PM (FlRtG)

273 # 269 - Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 11:19 PM (gYIwv) Love you, Brother!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:21 PM (16bOT)

274 232 Thanks Cpt Charles. Still got a lot of writing ahead of with this story. Still deciding if this mystery guest will be a nice chap or Smoking Man grade shadowy government type.

But Scrivener annoys me that it can spell-check words like 'dirndl' but gives a red squiggle for 'unsymetrical.'

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 11:09 PM (wU90H)



That's 'cause you need two 'm's.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 06:21 PM (T1005)

275 BC - no Fireball in the house (ever since I tried to keep up with you on that dreaded ONT), but I just poured you a shot of George Dickel. Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 11:19 PM (gYIwv) Hahahaha. *brushes off shoulder* Still got it. Dickel is good stuff though, been there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:21 PM (GEICT)

276 Even during his Def Comedy Race War speech, he kept referring to Ferguson as "Jefferson". Crowd kept having to correct him as he called for a race war in Jefferson. Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 11:20 PM (zwdxl) Assloads of cocaine will do that to a guy. Well, assloads of cocaine and pants-crapping insanity.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2014 06:21 PM (CA2NO)

277 chi, congrats on the newby! The model 60 Marlin is an excellent choice.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:22 PM (6fyGz)

278 I think they should be told to sack up, but I'm guessing that if you can't piss in a restroom, you probably ain't going to sack up. Squatting to pee doesn't provide as much an exhibition.

Posted by: Sheet metal plate affixed to toilet stall at November 29, 2014 06:23 PM (KG1MP)

279 126: I heard something similar tonight on the news. Protesters making threats and general whining. Dear advocates of a race war. White people own guns. Lots of guns.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at November 29, 2014 06:23 PM (NaDr4)

280 >>>If that's what you do with your vagina, you're using it wrong. Just sayin'. Go on...(BC, that webcam is operational, right?)

Posted by: DC in River City at November 29, 2014 06:23 PM (71Btg)

281 273 Farraquack appears to have some early stage alzheimers or dementia. ------ Lead cures that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:23 PM (jTQ9M)

282 Cthulhu, now you tell me! 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:24 PM (wU90H)

283 Wtf? BC has a vagina?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:25 PM (jTQ9M)

284 I heard something similar tonight on the news. Protesters making threats and general whining. Dear advocates of a race war. White people own guns. Lots of guns. Posted by: puddleglum not at work at November 29, 2014 11:23 PM (NaDr4) How does it go? "When black people riot, cities burn. When white people riot, nations burn."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2014 06:25 PM (CA2NO)

285 "Assloads of cocaine will do that to a guy. Well, assloads of cocaine and pants-crapping insanity." -Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth at November 29, 2014 11:21 PM (CA2NO) That actually sounds reasonable, as far as I'm concerned. The trouser-foul is artistic license, -given.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:26 PM (16bOT)

286 But Scrivener annoys me that it can spell-check words like 'dirndl' but gives a red squiggle for 'unsymetrical.'

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 11:09 PM (wU90H)


Perhaps that's because the correct spelling would be unsymmetrical, although  the word most generally used to express that concept is asymmetrical or asymmetric.

Posted by: CQD at November 29, 2014 06:26 PM (tcvYF)

287 Dear advocates of a race war. White people own guns. Lots of guns.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at November 29, 2014 11:23 PM (NaDr4)



Ha, that reminds me of something. Youngest Son and I have talked about such things before, but this AM when I took him to the ER (strep throat) they threw me out of the room while they asked if I had guns, if he felt threatened in the home, etc. He told them "why are you asking this? I haven't been shot!"

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:26 PM (6fyGz)

288 Wtf? BC has a vagina? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 11:25 PM (jTQ9M) That would surprise the hell out of his wife!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit and Vaginassassin, aka Beth [/s][/b][/i][/u] at November 29, 2014 06:26 PM (CA2NO)

289 Cpt Charles, there is really no over-arching story with this.  Just toss an idea out there and then scramble to document what the characters do.  And hopefully while it happens the characters do some growing.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:26 PM (wU90H)

290 (BC, that webcam is operational, right?) We are full go. Bring it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:26 PM (GEICT)

291 Yes, he bought it out of one of those "special" catalogs. 

Has to keep it in the jar of alcohol it came in, so it isn't much more than a conversation piece, though.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2014 06:27 PM (t//F+)

292 264 Isabel, 2003... ------------------ GGE, I'm in Norfolk (about a five iron from VaB). When Isabel hit, my neighborhood was flooded for days. Well over two feet of water in the streets. Trees down everywhere. *I think I'm sitting about ten feet above sea level. I lost power here at Casa de Chi for eleven days. Rocky (RIP), next door Normandy invading badass Vet next door was alone, and his family never came to check on him once. Assholes.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 06:27 PM (gYIwv)

293 243 -- SH -- Nope. The damage was that wide-spread... the high density of trees was to blame. The out-lying areas were the hardest hit.

Shit, the wind snapped utility poles in two...


Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 06:28 PM (/mTq0)

294 White people own guns. Lots of guns. Posted by: puddleglum not at work Give me enough notice when the war comes to my neighborhood. I have to fish the arsenal out of the lake.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 06:28 PM (7dvtN)

295 Ha, that reminds me of something. Youngest Son and I have talked about such things before, but this AM when I took him to the ER (strep throat) they threw me out of the room while they asked if I had guns, if he felt threatened in the home, etc. He told them "why are you asking this? I haven't been shot!" Interesting. The nurse at my son's last physical didn't even ask me. She pointed to the question on a clipboard.

Posted by: EC at November 29, 2014 06:28 PM (doBIb)

296 Once again, hasta.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 29, 2014 06:28 PM (7Qicm)

297 Point taken Beth

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:29 PM (jTQ9M)

298 He told them "why are you asking this? I haven't been shot!" Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter a ---------------------------------------- Good on him, AND you. The pediatrician who looked after my boys the last 22 years has five of his own. He was not quite retirement age, but retired anyway, rather than put up with any more dictates of the ACA.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 06:29 PM (4Mv1T)

299 Adios RK

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:30 PM (jTQ9M)

300 G'Night, Ricardo!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:30 PM (16bOT)

301 This photo might exacerbate your drinking problem TR
http://tinyurl.com/oplekhd

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:31 PM (wU90H)

302 Posted by: SH at November 29, 2014 11:16 PM (gKbDy) Hurricane Rita also caused major damage between Beaumont and Lafayette . Houston got lucky on that one. A hurricane that makes landfall is a major storm no matter what its category.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 29, 2014 06:31 PM (3QAtO)

303 I'm in Norfolk (about a five iron from VaB).
When Isabel hit, my neighborhood was flooded for days. Well over two feet of water in the streets. Trees down everywhere.



The apt building I was in is on First Colonial, katty corner from the hospital. I went inland to South Hill, the river was out if its bank in Franklin and there were trees down all the way across 58 from Emporia to Chesapeake. Lotsa water everywhere, and trees down all over, but Tidewater didn't look as bad as it did between Emporia and Franklin.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:32 PM (6fyGz)

304 230 And WTF is up with naming a snow storm? Have these people have nothing better to do? Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 11:08 PM (imR+Y) There was a snowstorm in Michigan a couple of weeks ago, and a local network affiliate pre-empted one hour of afternoon television to "cover" it. There was snow and wind. Roads were bad. This is Michigan, and that kind of winter weather is very common. Not to mention that spending an hour "covering " a snowstorm, when everyone can see how bad it is just by looking out their fricking windows, makes no sense. They also go overboard when there is a thunderstorm. They have gotten to the point where they are carrying on like hysterical ladies PMSing every time there's normal bad weather.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 29, 2014 06:32 PM (A/e8X)

305 I got 5 out of 10 on the beer quiz. Does that mean I have to give up drinking?

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 06:32 PM (sdi6R)

306 My Pediatrician asked if we had guns in the house at a well visit. I literally said FYNQ.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 06:33 PM (jucos)

307 I dunno, Anna.  Spaten has never been a favorite beer of mine.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2014 06:33 PM (t//F+)

308 his photo might exacerbate your drinking problem TR http://tinyurl.com/oplekhd Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) ------------------------------- I don't have a drinking problem. I drink, type, and forget. No problem. And that's a picture of somebody's daughter. And quite a fine example of a daughter it is.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 06:33 PM (4Mv1T)

309 Let's not get into a "race war". That is ridiculous. I'd be "harboring blacks", should that come to pass. Knock It Off.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:33 PM (16bOT)

310 300 He told them "why are you asking this? I haven't been shot!" Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter a ---------------------------------------- Good on him, AND you. The pediatrician who looked after my boys the last 22 years has five of his own. He was not quite retirement age, but retired anyway, rather than put up with any more dictates of the ACA. Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 11:29 PM (4Mv1T) After my last 2 knee surgeries they were asking me those type of questions. Told em I was fine now leave me a lone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:34 PM (jTQ9M)

311 291 -- Anna -- Heh... that sounds like half the bad fanfics I've had the mis-pleasure to stumble across.

Me...? I never write without a 'plot-tree'.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 06:34 PM (/mTq0)

312 I got 5 out of 10 on the beer quiz. Does that mean I have to give up drinking? Posted by: rickl ------------------------ You just have to retake chemistry.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 06:34 PM (4Mv1T)

313 "I got 5 out of 10 on the beer quiz. Does that mean I have to give up drinking?" -Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 11:32 PM (sdi6R) Negative, Ghostrider. The Pattern is Full.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:35 PM (16bOT)

314 The pediatrician who looked after my boys the last 22 years has five of his own. He was not quite retirement age, but retired anyway, rather than put up with any more dictates of the ACA.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 11:29 PM (4Mv1T)




When he was 2 I took him in for his "well baby" checkup and they asked me if I was teaching him about guns and knives and such. I told him "Well, he's not quite strong enough to shoot the .357 with magnums, but he's hell with the throwing knives!" Oh, the look I got! I then told the doc, look around and see where you are (Kenbridge, VA; about as rural as you can get), there isn't a house from here to Richmond that doesn't have at least one gun in it. Asking dumb-ass questions like that will get you dumb-ass answers...if it gets you any answers at all, and some of these rednecks around here might just give you an ass-whippin' instead.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:36 PM (6fyGz)

315 308 My Pediatrician asked if we had guns in the house at a well visit. I literally said FYNQ. Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 11:33 PM (judos) That would be the nicest thing I said.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:36 PM (GEICT)

316 Happy turkey sammich day to all.

Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 06:36 PM (MDgS8)

317 "My Pediatrician asked if we had guns in the house at a well visit. I literally said FYNQ." -Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 11:33 PM (jucos) There is NO NEED to tell anyone about that boating accident. ...period.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:37 PM (16bOT)

318 I got twelve right on the beer quiz. Well, nine actually, but I drank three more for extra credit. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2014 06:37 PM (RzZOc)

319 Cpt Charles, it depends.  All I planned with this story was humor mad-cap adventures.  Nothing serious.  But it has gone running in directions that have been illuminating and serious.  Much like life.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:37 PM (wU90H)

320 Or turkey tacos as the case may be. NTTAWWT.

Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 06:38 PM (MDgS8)

321 Happy turkey sammich day to all. Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 11:36 PM (MDgS *********** I made TukDuck Soup. To Die For! I have been eating it all day.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 06:38 PM (jucos)

322 I got twelve right on the beer quiz. Well, nine actually, but I drank three more for extra credit.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2014 11:37 PM (RzZOc)



well done...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:38 PM (6fyGz)

323 Borgas frat!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2014 06:38 PM (fIv/H)

324 The New England green Bay game is going to be the shizznit. I'm psyched.

Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 06:39 PM (MDgS8)

325 My guess this beer quizz is graded on a curve, big sloppy one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:39 PM (jTQ9M)

326 A hurricane that makes landfall is a major storm no matter what its category. Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 29, 2014 11:31 PM (3QAtO) Naw. Cat1s landing around here are barely noticed. Minor preparation and you're good to go

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:39 PM (GEICT)

327 The pediatrician who looked after my boys the last 22 years has five of his own. He was not quite retirement age, but retired anyway, rather than put up with any more dictates of the ACA. ------------- Same is true of both my doc and Mrs. Hammer's doc. So.., now we have to doc shop..., after being with the ones that we had for 25 years or so.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 06:39 PM (F2IAQ)

328 Happy turkey sammich day to all.


Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 11:36 PM (MDgS



I went to FL for turkey day and all the turkey stayed there, so no sammiches for me.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:39 PM (6fyGz)

329 "Or turkey tacos as the case may be." -Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 11:38 PM (MDgS You can't... Well... There's that.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:39 PM (16bOT)

330 Knock It Off. -- You might want to talk to Farrakhan.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 06:39 PM (zwdxl)

331 Urkey barley sloop. Give me anover shot.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 06:40 PM (7dvtN)

332 Please tell me that there are no zoomies in here to crow over the Blackbird story.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 06:40 PM (F2IAQ)

333 309 -- Kindltot -- That's probably because Spaten is brewed with wheat instead of barley... it is an acquired taste to be sure.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 06:40 PM (/mTq0)

334 "I got twelve right on the beer quiz. Well, nine actually, but I drank three more for extra credit." -Jim *HAH!*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:41 PM (16bOT)

335 I went to FL for turkey day and all the turkey stayed there, so no sammiches for me. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 11:39 PM (6fyGz) WHaaaaaat????? Where the hell did you go that they didn't send you on your way with a care package?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:42 PM (GEICT)

336 "You might want to talk to Farrakhan." -Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 11:39 PM (zwdxl) You might want to realize that his fantasy isn't reality.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:42 PM (16bOT)

337 326 The New England green Bay game is going to be the shizznit. I'm psyched. Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 11:39 PM (MDgS And I will be there. So I'm calling it a night. Long day lots of driving and mild temps. Good nite morons be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2014 06:42 PM (jTQ9M)

338 I made TukDuck Soup. To Die For! I have been eating it all day. Mmmmm.......

Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 06:42 PM (MDgS8)

339 Please tell me that there are no zoomies in here to crow over the Blackbird story.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 11:40 PM (F2IAQ)



Oh, let them have it. They have so little else to crow about.



(IIRC Anna is a former zoomie)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:43 PM (6fyGz)

340 'night MH. Safe trip for the ball game...

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 06:43 PM (4Mv1T)

341 How to get directions in other countries - "Well if you drive past the giant statue doing the hand wave, you've gone too far."

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/colosses-fabrice-fouillet-1.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:43 PM (wU90H)

342 Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer Give 'em hell Alabama!

Posted by: toby928(C) has drink taken at November 29, 2014 06:43 PM (rwI+c)

343 Oh, let them have it. They have so little else to crow about. (IIRC Anna is a former zoomie) Posted by: GGE -------------------- ? Okay..., I take it back.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 06:44 PM (F2IAQ)

344 WHaaaaaat????? Where the hell did you go that they didn't send you on your way with a care package?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 11:42 PM (GEICT)



I probably could have gotten a Ziploc full of stuff...or several of them, actually...but I really didn't want to carry it in the car.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:44 PM (6fyGz)

345 ... and denounce myself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 06:44 PM (F2IAQ)

346 "I went to FL for turkey day and all the turkey stayed there, so no sammiches for me." -Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 11:39 PM (6fyGz) *shoves a turkey sammich through the USB port* Dude!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:44 PM (16bOT)

347 *pokes GGE* The fuck y'all talkin bout??

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:44 PM (GEICT)

348 But to get in talking range of Calypso Louie, you first need to neutralize his Fruits of Islam bodyguards.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:44 PM (wU90H)

349 You might want to realize that his fantasy isn't reality. -- Wtf are you on about? Are you offended I'm mocking Farrakhan for calling for a race war?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 06:45 PM (zwdxl)

350 That SR-71 story Never. Gets. Old.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 06:45 PM (sdi6R)

351 G'Night, Misanthropic!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:45 PM (16bOT)

352 I think those squibs were probably mouse-fart reloads. Otherwise that barrel would be in a lot worse shape.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 10:26 PM (4Mv1T)



Well, slicing it down its axis with a hacksaw sure didn't do it any favors. I wonder if this was an old worn-out gun with sloppy cylinder tolerance, and somebody stacked those slugs deliberately to illustrate what could happen?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2014 06:45 PM (IaP9F)

353 I loved that Blackbird story. Those pilots are bad ass. The world becomes a pretty small place when you are going Mach II.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 06:45 PM (jucos)

354 I probably could have gotten a Ziploc full of stuff...or several of them, actually...but I really didn't want to carry it in the car. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 11:44 PM (6fyGz) You......you FOOL....do you know what you've done???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:46 PM (GEICT)

355 You might want to realize that his fantasy isn't reality. ---------- You mean....., no Mothership? * sobs *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 06:46 PM (F2IAQ)

356 WHaaaaaat????? Where the hell did you go that they didn't send you on your way with a care package? I absconded with a half a pumpkin/ half a pecan pie. ::smiles like an idiot::

Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2014 06:46 PM (MDgS8)

357 The fuck y'all talkin bout??

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 11:44 PM (GEICT)



One of them content things again, you know...at the top of the page?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:46 PM (6fyGz)

358 Mach II. Posted by: Truck Monkey ---------------- MOCK TWO?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at November 29, 2014 06:47 PM (F2IAQ)

359 "Wtf are you on about? Are you offended I'm mocking Farrakhan for calling for a race war?" -Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 11:45 PM (zwdxl) ...really?

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:47 PM (16bOT)

360 Uhm 2,100MPH+ is a wee bit beyond the plodding pace of Mach Two.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:47 PM (wU90H)

361 Evening morons, I see we're active tonight.  How fares the horde?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 06:48 PM (b2cFu)

362 355 I loved that Blackbird story. Those pilots are bad ass. The world becomes a pretty small place when you are going Mach II. Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 11:45 PM (jucos) I think they were closer to Mach 3 at that point.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 06:48 PM (sdi6R)

363 One of them content things again, you know...at the top of the page? Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 11:46 PM (6fyGz) *handwaves* Oh. That kinda thing then.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:48 PM (GEICT)

364 Well, slicing it down its axis with a hacksaw sure didn't do it any favors. I wonder if this was an old worn-out gun with sloppy cylinder tolerance, and somebody stacked those slugs deliberately to illustrate what could happen? Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon --------------- I'm thinking the factory might have done it.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at November 29, 2014 06:48 PM (F2IAQ)

365 Sandy cost me a shitpot of money for not being a najor hurricane.

Posted by: Trainer at November 29, 2014 06:49 PM (7EbAY)

366 / sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 06:49 PM (F2IAQ)

367 289: a friend of mine is a nurse and they have to ask questions to patients along those lines (gun ownership). He is an advocate of the 2nd amendment and he never asks them.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at November 29, 2014 06:50 PM (NaDr4)

368 What's real is a major political/racial leader in this country just gave a speech explicitly calling for a race war against whites at an American university -- and got a standing ovation from a full auditorium. If you watch the video you see he got a nice crowd, too, even the upper balcony looks full. The Daily Caller @DailyCaller Farrakhan On Ferguson: 'We'll Tear This G**damn Country Up!' [VIDEO] trib.al/GEt1x58

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 06:50 PM (zwdxl)

369 ..."The world becomes a pretty small place when you are going Mach II." -Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 Damn. No shit. Right? BTW... "As Voiced by Brian Dennehy" is as funny as "Has a Kitty What Plays Catch" is "cute'! That addendum is Restaurant Quality lemonade!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:50 PM (16bOT)

370 .do you know what you've done???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 11:46 PM (GEICT)




Yes. I avoided getting gravy in the carpet of my car. If I had driven the Subaru I would have taken the entire feast, in the Mustang? nope, they have turkeys here in NC, too, and if I want some that bad I can cook it myself.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:50 PM (6fyGz)

371 Mach II is about 1500 MPH. I think Mach III is about 2300.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 06:50 PM (jucos)

372 Hey everybody. Okay, just finished watching "From Russia With Love." IMHO, *much much* better than Dr. No and more plausible as well, or at least as plausible as early Bond gets, although much of the plot didn't make sense to me until it's more or less explained in a faceoff between Connery and Robert Shaw on the train. Gonna keep it up with "Goldfinger" in a week. Thank God for blu-ray. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 06:51 PM (fGApK)

373 "Evening morons, I see we're active tonight. How fares the horde?" -Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 11:48 PM (b2cFu) How are you, "New-'ish' Dad"?

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:52 PM (16bOT)

374 There are certified beer servers? Posted by: t-bird at November 29, 2014 10:10 PM (FcR7P) Guinness does. They bring you to their brewery and certify you. That is, you pay to get there and then get certified. I received my Old Style certification, Junior year in high school, in a '68 Mustang GT Fastback, 390 w/428 heads, Toploader and 430 Detroit Locker. 2 cases on the floor boards. Didn't spill a drop. Still, had the dexterity to pass that roach........ummm. ....er....never mind about that. The mid-70's really were a different time in the NW Chgo burbs. Idyllic, one might say.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at November 29, 2014 06:53 PM (sqmNk)

375 Yes. I avoided getting gravy in the carpet of my car. If I had driven the Subaru I would have taken the entire feast, in the Mustang? nope, they have turkeys here in NC, too, and if I want some that bad I can cook it myself. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 11:50 PM (6fyGz) *throws up hands* PACKAGING!!! Everything goes in ziploc bags or tupperware container, then in plastic grocery bags that are tied off. Sometimes two bags. Once that is done, the tied off bags going into canvas totes. Every woman has one.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:53 PM (GEICT)

376 374 -- qdpsteve -- Good. I figured you'd like it...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 06:54 PM (/mTq0)

377 289: a friend of mine is a nurse and they have to ask questions to patients along those lines (gun ownership). He is an advocate of the 2nd amendment and he never asks them.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at November 29, 2014 11:50 PM (NaDr4)



Then apparently you don't have to ask them.



I understand they are in the AMA guidelines or whatever, but no one forces you to be a tool of the state...at least not yet. It's bullshit, and I've instructed all of my kids to not answer them cause it's nobody's damn business what we own.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:54 PM (6fyGz)

378 Makh-Tu is a companion of Lan-Dru

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2014 06:54 PM (fIv/H)

379 BCochran, save this link for AlextheChick.  You might get that wool blanket back. 

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/selection-du-weekend-116-61.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 06:54 PM (wU90H)

380 That .957 has a misloaded .492 cartridge in a double muzzle hammer that quantificates its range seeking ordinance. Also, some feminist doesn't like video games. Oh, and I bought six pallets of canned corn for when the zombies come.

Posted by: Commenter Guy at November 29, 2014 06:54 PM (yxw0r)

381 Mach II is about 1500 MPH. I think Mach III is about 2300. -------------------- At ~sea level. At 35,000 feet, Mach 3 would be ~1990 mph.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 06:55 PM (F2IAQ)

382 Rumor has it, there's lots of swordfights btw The Honorable Farrakhan and his uniformed henchmen. And Louis likes the bottom.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 29, 2014 06:55 PM (7RXcs)

383 Good evening, all.  My beloved Dawgs may have lost to those Kluckers tonight, but it's ok.  We're still going to a NYD bowl game.  They're still not.

Posted by: Country Singer at November 29, 2014 06:56 PM (nL0sw)

384 381 BCochran, save this link for AlextheChick. You might get that wool blanket back. http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/selection-du-weekend-116-61.jpg Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 11:54 PM (wU90H) Ha, I'm pretty locked in as the favorite at this point, but she'll like that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 06:56 PM (GEICT)

385 373 Mach II is about 1500 MPH. I think Mach III is about 2300. Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 11:50 PM (jucos) The speed of sound is about 760 mph at sea level, so Mach 3 is 2280 mph. I don't know what it is at 80,000 feet. But they were talking knots. 2280 mph = 1981 knots.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 06:56 PM (sdi6R)

386 ...really? -- Yeah, really, dude. You got me all confused. I'm kinda weird in that Farraquack's speech kinda bugs me. I'm weird in that when a major figure gives a speech at an American university calling for violence against my family cause of their skin tone -- and an auditorium full of people give him a standing ovation for that, I take offense at it. And I take it seriously. He's an old coot, but Black Panthers and Nation of Islam members have committed a lot of major racial violence in their history. I have this weird thing that when people call for explicit violence against my family I take them at their word that they mean it. I don't just laugh it off. I don't say, oh, he's old and black so he should get a pass at calling for violence against random whites.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 29, 2014 06:57 PM (zwdxl)

387 Hmmm, Glacier Park closed due to too much snow. Well, they call it Glacier for a reason.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 06:57 PM (7dvtN)

388 379: Ah, did not know that.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at November 29, 2014 06:57 PM (NaDr4)

389 In less than twelve parsecs?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2014 06:57 PM (fIv/H)

390 At ~sea level. At 35,000 feet, Mach 3 would be ~1990 mph. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 11:55 PM (F2IAQ) ********** I did not know this. They were closer to mach III. Bad ass. The Blackbird that flew from Califuckya to DC to be the Smithsonian piece made the trip in 71 minutes. So cool

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 06:58 PM (jucos)

391 PACKAGING!!! Everything goes in ziploc bags or tupperware container, then in plastic grocery bags that are tied off. Sometimes two bags. Once that is done, the tied off bags going into canvas totes. Every woman has one.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Marginally Honorable Chairman Who Thinks You're All A Bunch Of RINOs at November 29, 2014 11:53 PM (GEICT)



Don't have no woman, and at any rate there isn't anything that was so good that I had to haul it 500 miles. They have turkeys and potatoes and hams and everything else right here, if I want it bad enough I just go to the grocery store and get it. Besides, between bags and hobo carcasses guns the trunk was pretty well filled up.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 06:58 PM (6fyGz)

392 "Oh, and I bought six pallets of canned corn for when the zombies come." -Posted by: Commenter Guy at November 29, 2014 11:54 PM (yxw0r) Six pallets?!?. I used to load "pallets" and I know what a "full-skid" looks like. If you bought six pallets, I'll take my hat off to you. I believe your nomenclature may be a bit "off".

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 06:59 PM (16bOT)

393 Hey everybody.

Okay, just finished watching "From Russia With Love." IMHO, *much much* better than Dr. No and more plausible as well, or at least as plausible as early Bond gets, although much of the plot didn't make sense to me until it's more or less explained in a faceoff between Connery and Robert Shaw on the train.

Gonna keep it up with "Goldfinger" in a week. Thank God for blu-ray. :-)

 

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 11:51 PM

 

Awesome. The whole train act with Shaw is pure gold.

Posted by: otho at November 29, 2014 06:59 PM (tBSrv)

394 Oh, and I bought six pallets of canned corn for when the zombies come.

Posted by: Commenter Guy at November 29, 2014 11:54 PM (yxw0r)



You're going to be taking a lot of bumblebee shits.

Posted by: Country Singer at November 29, 2014 07:01 PM (nL0sw)

395 366 Well, slicing it down its axis with a hacksaw sure didn't do it any favors. I wonder if this was an old worn-out gun with sloppy cylinder tolerance, and somebody stacked those slugs deliberately to illustrate what could happen?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------

I'm thinking the factory might have done it.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at November 29, 2014 11:48 PM (F2IAQ)



Actually, it was milled, not hacksawed.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 07:01 PM (T1005)

396 My nomenclature is "wholesale", admittedly. Now that I think about it, perhaps "six pallets" is more farm-to-skid than I would have thought.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:02 PM (16bOT)

397 Mach II is about 1500 MPH. I think Mach III is about 2300.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at November 29, 2014 11:50 PM (jucos)

MACH is Altitude dependent, at 65-80kft -- 650 to 700 mph.  So, 1900 put you close to MACH III.  I suspect they were at lower altitudes during check runs.


Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 07:02 PM (TETYm)

398 I worked for a Squadron Commander in my USAF days who had been a U-2 pilot, and was more than a bit friendly with the SR community. The way he explained it was, that basically the SR's only true speed limit was the plane's skin temperature, and that yes, it could speed itself to death with throttle to spare. So, while it's cruise was officially listed as "Mach 3+", it's sprint-speed is, as far as any of us know, a guesstimate, at best. The X-15, with it's ICONEL skin, began to melt and self-destruct at just over Mach 6. And that was only what, a six or seven minute fuel-burn on that rocket plane? I don't think that a short duration sprint near the speed of Mach 5 would be a wild guess with the SR platform. Two or three minutes at that speed, especially with a small course change, would screw up the intercept of just about any missile made, then or now. Now, that would have been one hell of an airspeed call to ATC! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2014 07:03 PM (RzZOc)

399 Mike Hammer, think I found your cat

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/selection-du-weekend-116-47.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 07:03 PM (wU90H)

400 Anna - I think he has tried that with the dog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 07:05 PM (F2IAQ)

401 http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/colosses-fabrice-fouillet-1.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 11:43 PM (wU90H)



Now that is one buddhacious Boda!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2014 07:06 PM (IaP9F)

402 The way he explained it was, that basically the SR's only true speed limit was the plane's skin temperature, and that yes, it could speed itself to death with throttle to spare.



IIRC the Phantom (proof that bricks will fly given enough thrust) was also speed limited by its skin, IE the metal would start peeling back before it ran out of thrust. Of course I heard this from former Phantom drivers (some of which were also Marines), so the stories might have been stretched out a bit.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:06 PM (6fyGz)

403 Cpt. Charles and otho, yep and thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 07:07 PM (fGApK)

404 Sorry knots, well into the MACH III regime.

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 07:07 PM (TETYm)

405 Happy hour at Casa Road started a long seven hours ago. I'm out, boys and girls. Manana.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 29, 2014 07:08 PM (4Mv1T)

406 G'night TR.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:10 PM (6fyGz)

407 OK, horde, I need some direction here. Where is a good place to buy real silk stockings? Lace top would be nice, but not required. For the life of me, I can't find anything nice except to order from overseas, and I'm not in the mood to pay for shipping from there.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at November 29, 2014 07:11 PM (g+qqc)

408 389 Hmmm, Glacier Park closed due to too much snow. Well, they call it Glacier for a reason. Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at November 29, 2014 11:57 PM (7dvtN) How is this so? I've been told many times that "climate change" will melt all the glaciers.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 29, 2014 07:11 PM (Oo0Xc)

409 The more I ponder the engineering that went into the nacelles of the SR-71, the more it seems Kelly Johnson invented the high bypass turbofan.  Because at the high Mach cruise speed as it tooled along on the outer reaches of the atmosphere, something like 90% of the thrust was not coming from the engines' combustion chambers but how the airflow in the nacelles was routed and squeezed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 29, 2014 07:11 PM (wU90H)

410 404 IIRC the Phantom (proof that bricks will fly given enough thrust) was also speed limited by its skin, IE the metal would start peeling back before it ran out of thrust. Of course I heard this from former Phantom drivers (some of which were also Marines), so the stories might have been stretched out a bit. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 30, 2014 12:06 AM (6fyGz) I remember when the Blue Angels flew Phantoms. Those were pretty badass-looking planes.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 07:12 PM (sdi6R)

411 I know the Phantom was governed by it's flight control system.  I doubt it would have "peeled" like a some english pos - but it would have been very difficult to discern the difference between a structural failure and an airframe vibrating itself apart due from the pilot's seat.

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 07:13 PM (TETYm)

412 Costanza... Dood. There is no "Race War". While my Aunts and Uncles drop "N-Bombs" like they are over Dresden, and Farrakhan riles the minorities? ...really? If you are that concerned, lock 'n load, amigo. I happen to think that you are off-base and I don't mean that in anything other than a mathematical fashion. I think your posts are informative and I also believe that you are more educated than I. I don't see the "race-war", however. -At least not in the North/South version I am envisioning. Maybe I've taken that whole idea in the wrong fashion. I "get it", as far as "inclusiveness". Whenever I see the word "War", I draw closer to rations and firearms. That's just me, though. No offense intended.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:13 PM (16bOT)

413 Also, that young lady with the beer makes me wish I was 20 years younger with family money, so I could bed her and then scorn poor people for being lazy. And as I'm beginning to sound like Hector, I shall call it a night.

Posted by: Commenter Guy at November 29, 2014 07:14 PM (yxw0r)

414 tcn in AK: I got some, uh, just *slightly* used. Want 'em? (((AOS PERV ALERT)))) (((AOS PERV ALERT)))) (((AOS PERV ALERT)))) (((AOS PERV ALERT)))) (DAMN Ace and that early warning system he set up against me!!!)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 07:14 PM (fGApK)

415 Cthulhu, I bought tomatoes to make roasted tomatoes, your basic recipe with my additions. I made Friday & as soon as I took out of oven, my roommate attacked them. I got 1/4 of pound or so. Next time I'm making when he's out so I can at least let them settle for a few minutes. I used Kumato tomatoes. I have plum tomatoes to make tomorrow. I'm reading book I bought & downloaded from iBooks at least one year but probably two years ago. I wanted to tell you he loved them.

Posted by: Carol at November 29, 2014 07:14 PM (sj3Ax)

416 I remember when the Blue Angels flew Phantoms. Those were pretty badass-looking sounding planes.

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 07:14 PM (TETYm)

417

ColdBeer, thanks for the warm wishes.  And congrats to Chi on the family addition.  Son of Crank is well, I posted a tweet pic of him a couple days ago.

 

FRWL is *the* best Bond film, IMO.  Every gadget is plausible, it's a genuine Cold War type story, and Shaw is beyond menacing.  Plus the Bond girl is hawt and classy looking.

 

An F-16 will kill its pilot before the airframe fails in high-G maneuvers, iirc.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 07:15 PM (b2cFu)

418 Conservative Crank, yep! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 07:16 PM (fGApK)

419 but it would have been very difficult to discern the difference between a structural failure and an airframe vibrating itself apart due from the pilot's seat.

Posted by: Jean at November 30, 2014 12:13 AM (TETYm)




Like I said, I heard this from Phantom drivers, some of them were Marines, so the stories might have been...amplified...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:17 PM (6fyGz)

420 I wonder how effective the fuel-leaking skin was as a coolent?

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 07:18 PM (TETYm)

421 411 Anna P something like 90% of the thrust was not coming from the engines' combustion chambers but how the airflow in the nacelles was routed and squeezed. The result is effectively a ramjet, and if you look at pictures of the J-58 there are ducts that route air past the compressor.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 07:19 PM (FlRtG)

422 One of the fun things about FRWL is the Soviet Mayhem Training Facility of Evil (TM) you get to see at the beginning of the movie. Hey, you think Obama has one of those deep underground the WH? There's probably a Democrat MTFE (TM) Misinformation Center, a mold for making Ferguson Protesters, a Conservative Blog Troll Trainer... the mind boggles. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 07:19 PM (fGApK)

423 417 Cthulhu,
I bought tomatoes to make roasted tomatoes, your basic recipe with my additions. I made Friday & as soon as I took out of oven, my roommate attacked them. I got 1/4 of pound or so.

Next time I'm making when he's out so I can at least let them settle for a few minutes. I used Kumato tomatoes. I have plum tomatoes to make tomorrow.

I'm reading book I bought & downloaded from iBooks at least one year but probably two years ago.
I wanted to tell you he loved them.

Posted by: Carol at November 30, 2014 12:14 AM (sj3Ax)



I'll typically do about 5 Roma tomatoes just for the two of us.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 07:20 PM (T1005)

424 I wonder how effective the fuel-leaking skin was as a coolent?

Sorry, didn't finish that -

And how they modeled that with a slide rule.

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 07:20 PM (TETYm)

425 I don't see the "race-war", however.
-At least not in the North/South version I am envisioning.



It won't ever again be north/south. It will be rural/urban, and the urban areas won't fare as well as they envision they might. Yeah, they have more people...to feed...most of which think food comes from the grocery store, which won't be restocked because of the unrest and violence...begetting more unrest and violence...



http://tinyurl.com/ckruyal

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:22 PM (6fyGz)

426 Interesting buttons on the beer woman's top

Posted by: kbdabear at November 29, 2014 07:22 PM (GrXXa)

427 Caturday pictures of Leela, who is a cat.

http://tinyurl.com/kbukc63

http://tinyurl.com/llojf2w

Enjoy, before it is legally mandated!

Posted by: Null at November 29, 2014 07:22 PM (xjpRj)

428 ... ducts that route air past the compressor turbine. ... and then there's the nacelle ductwork, for engine cooling and additional thrust

Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 07:23 PM (FlRtG)

429 "Like I said, I heard this from Phantom drivers, some of them were Marines, so the stories might have been...amplified..." -Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 30, 2014 12:17 AM (6fyGz) And this is coming from someone who Lost-Track of Our Queen, as he wandered about with a hand-held device of ineptitude. ...typing nonsense. ...translated: ...tpikng nmnsgselv. This kilt-wearing semi-American was at a loss for The Crown. -Our Crown! Take that into consideration as you read his posts... lol.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:23 PM (16bOT)

430 The result is effectively a ramjet, and if you look at pictures of the J-58 there are ducts that route air past the compressor.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 30, 2014 12:19 AM (FlRtG)




Part of that is you have to slow the internal airflow down below Mach or else you'll rip the innards right out of the engine. The Tomcat had ramps in the intake that would drop and restrict the airflow, the Hornet does it through the aerodynamics of the body, IIRC the Phantom did it through aerodynamics as well but as I am not now nor was I ever a Phantom mech I couldn't say for sure.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:24 PM (6fyGz)

431 -King Me.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:24 PM (16bOT)

432 Cthulhu, He's, to be perfectly honest, a vulture & added smoked Gruyere cheese to the four cheese Italian blend I tossed them with before cooking. He wanted me to add some to one & I told him he can add extra cheese to his serving. I have 1.5 pounds for tomorrow for steaks with my older brother.

Posted by: Carol at November 29, 2014 07:25 PM (sj3Ax)

433 Take that into consideration as you read his posts... lol.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) at November 30, 2014 12:23 AM (16bOT)



Wounded I am, sirrah. Wounded, I say!




(also guilty as charged, so there is that)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:26 PM (6fyGz)

434 409 -- tcn in AK -- Not that I'm an expert about such things, but a quick duckduckgo search turned up this...

http://www.alexis4u.com/silkstockings.htm (US-based, they ship)

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 07:26 PM (/mTq0)

435 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 30, 2014 12:26 AM (6fyGz) But that's why we Love You!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:27 PM (16bOT)

436 http://www.alexis4u.com/silkstockings.htm (US-based, they ship) I'll be in my bunk........

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 07:27 PM (fGApK)

437 427 It won't ever again be north/south. It will be rural/urban, and the urban areas won't fare as well as they envision they might. Yeah, they have more people...to feed...most of which think food comes from the grocery store, which won't be restocked because of the unrest and violence...begetting more unrest and violence... Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 30, 2014 12:22 AM (6fyGz) I agree. It will be rural vs. urban. Which means the suburbs may turn out to be the front lines. So I have that to look forward to.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 07:27 PM (sdi6R)

438 Translated from that night: "tht where lovening you've".

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:29 PM (16bOT)

439 GGE and rickl, i.e., the Urbans will be at war against themselves as well, it sounds like.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 07:30 PM (fGApK)

440 Howdy, Horde. Anyone successfully shaken off the food coma yet? Cos I haven't.

Posted by: Piercello at November 29, 2014 07:30 PM (JybVy)

441 This is bad. My ex found out we are in town and is pressuring my kid to see him.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 29, 2014 07:31 PM (xBPyN)

442 Just time for a quick chapter or so of 'The Quick' before lights-out. G'night kids.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 07:31 PM (F2IAQ)

443 This is bad. My ex found out we are in town and is pressuring my kid to see him. Posted by: Gingy ---------------- unnnnnh. Tread carefully.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 07:32 PM (F2IAQ)

444 Hawks spank those pesky Kings. Good game.

Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2014 07:32 PM (ahBY0)

445 Part of that is you have to slow the internal airflow down below Mach 1... ... and to avoid internal shockwaves. turbines work well sub-sonically, but get the internal flow to M 1 and efficiency drops fast. The SR-71's moveable shock cones in front of each engine, and the VG inlets on the F14 and F15 shock the flow down to

Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 07:33 PM (FlRtG)

446 426 -- Jean -- The leaking skin issue occurred because the construction of the SR-71's skin allowed for heat expansion...

...going Mach 3+ runs the skin temp waaaaay up.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 07:33 PM (/mTq0)

447 Translated from that night:

"tht where lovening you've".

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) at November 30, 2014 12:29 AM (16bOT)




Oh, hardy har har.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:33 PM (6fyGz)

448 I "get" the sown hatred of "whitey". I know it exists. There is no "Race War", however. I apply, (as always), the fact that I could be wrong. I don't mind being corrected.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:33 PM (16bOT)

449 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 30, 2014 12:33 AM (6fyGz) *HAH!*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:34 PM (16bOT)

450 G'Night, Hammer!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:35 PM (16bOT)

451 442 Howdy, Horde. Anyone successfully shaken off the food coma yet?  ------------------ Kinda. Well... another is coming, I'm sure. I'm a little tired of turkey, so right now, I'm eating the rest of the stuffing - straight out of the fridge, and with a plastic fork to show how classy I am.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 07:36 PM (gYIwv)

452 443 This is bad. My ex found out we are in town and is pressuring my kid to see him.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 30, 2014 12:31 AM (xBPyN)



How bad is it? Which do you need first: lawyers, guns, or money?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 07:38 PM (T1005)

453 My ex found out we are in town and is pressuring my kid to see him.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 30, 2014 12:31 AM (xBPyN)




Youngest Son met his birth father for the first time while we were in FL,so I understand...slightly...as much as is possible without knowing the whole story anyway.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:38 PM (6fyGz)

454 How bad is it? Which do you need first: lawyers, guns, or money?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 30, 2014 12:38 AM (T1005)



Probably have to be bail first...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:38 PM (6fyGz)

455 Saturday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538930282620264448 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538930521330704384 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538930796183449600 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538931178699767808

Posted by: kbdabear at November 29, 2014 07:39 PM (GrXXa)

456 Probably have to be bail first... Posted by: GGE ---------------- From the Yellowknife Picayune: Man Found Impaled With Knitting Needle

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 07:41 PM (F2IAQ)

457 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 29, 2014 07:42 PM (UVfht)

458 457 Saturday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538930796183449600

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2014 12:39 AM (GrXXa)



My god, they removed her elbows!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 07:42 PM (T1005)

459 Damn, Gingy.., sorry you have to deal with that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2014 07:42 PM (F2IAQ)

460 409 / 436 -- BTW, I noted that the only other sources of silk stockings were located in Britain and France... go figure.

I didn't do an Asia-specific search... and I kinda doubt you want to go thru alibaba.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 07:42 PM (/mTq0)

461 My god, they removed her elbows!!!

Probably had to.  Safety first.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 29, 2014 07:43 PM (UVfht)

462 I propose some sort of sporting competition between Beer Girl and Cake Girl.

It should involve beer.

And cake.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at November 29, 2014 07:43 PM (xKNS8)

463 394 Six pallets?!?. I used to load "pallets" and I know what a "full-skid" looks like. Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) at November 29, 2014 11:59 PM (16bOT) How many cases are on a standard pallet of beer? I keep 16 cases on a skid that measures about 19" x 24". Any more than that and rotating stock to put the new cases on the bottom becomes a nuisance.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 07:44 PM (sdi6R)

464 It's bad. I left him when Big was 8 months old.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 29, 2014 07:44 PM (xBPyN)

465 Yet reason #4,539,531 why Cali is boned: http://tinyurl.com/o2olrhj

Posted by: Thrawn at November 29, 2014 07:45 PM (Oo0Xc)

466 Null at November 30, 2014 12:22 AM (xjpRj) a fine cat, Ms. Leela is ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Culture Critic ... at November 29, 2014 07:45 PM (P+IZm)

467 Chi, I finished my borrowed leftovers tonight. We'll see how tomorrow shapes up!

Posted by: Piercello at November 29, 2014 07:47 PM (JybVy)

468 It's bad. I left him when Big was 8 months old.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 30, 2014 12:44 AM (xBPyN)



How old is Big now?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:47 PM (6fyGz)

469 466 It's bad. I left him when Big was 8 months old.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 30, 2014 12:44 AM (xBPyN)



How is he pressuring your son?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 07:47 PM (T1005)

470 Youngest Son met his birth father for the first time while we were in FL,so I understand...slightly...as much as is possible without knowing the whole story anyway.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 30, 2014 12:38 AM (6fyGz)

Did you need bail money?


Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2014 07:48 PM (TETYm)

471 #443 - "This is bad. My ex found out we are in town and is pressuring my kid to see him." -Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 30, 2014 12:31 AM (xBPyN) Might God find your path both Blessed and righteous. I ask of God that this instance finds its rightful place in His earthly Kingdom. Might our Prayers find this child and his Mother well. Might a chance meeting with this Child's Father be Blessed, meaningful and Peaceful. Your Will Be Done on Earth, as it is in Heaven. *Amen*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 07:48 PM (16bOT)

472 467 Yet reason #4,539,531 why Cali is boned:

http://tinyurl.com/o2olrhj

Posted by: Thrawn at November 30, 2014 12:45 AM (Oo0Xc)



Yeppers -- and they're going to have to tax the crap out of current citizens and not provide them any services in return in order to pay it, whenever they are forced to do so. Which is why I intend to be an ex-citizen by then.....if I can just get the fiancee to pull up stakes before it goes over.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 07:50 PM (T1005)

473 I guess Calypso Louie doesn't realize that there is plenty of attacks on whites by blacks. Problem is, they're never publicized by the MFM, so how will Whitey know to be scared?

Posted by: Tyrone Shoelaces at November 29, 2014 07:51 PM (Q3tFF)

474 I got your classroom memorial for ya: Michael Brown. One thug down.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2014 07:53 PM (mx5oN)

475 He all be 21 in January. He knows Dave is his dad, has said ex has one chance on his (Big's) terms. I need my husband.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 29, 2014 07:53 PM (xBPyN)

476 Beer wench has some nice titties.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2014 07:53 PM (mx5oN)

477 Wow, Gingy, good luck.

Posted by: Piercello at November 29, 2014 07:54 PM (JybVy)

478 I'm going to bed.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 29, 2014 07:54 PM (xBPyN)

479 Did you need bail money?

Posted by: Jean at November 30, 2014 12:48 AM (TETYm)




Fortunately no, his birth father apparently grew some sense in the 15 years since he "dint do nuffin to dat cripple girl".

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:54 PM (6fyGz)

480 Yep, I'm late to the party. At any rate, good evening/morning, fappers!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2014 07:55 PM (mx5oN)

481 Is Three Kings worth watching? Don't know if I've ever seen it. Piercello - I brought so much leftover bird home from Mom's, I had to go buy some parker house rolls today for more sliders. when I was there today to meet the new baby, I made off with two more pieces of pumpkin pie.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 07:55 PM (gYIwv)

482 483 Is Three Kings worth watching? Don't know if I've ever seen it. Not really.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2014 07:56 PM (mx5oN)

483 He all be 21 in January. He knows Dave is his dad, has said ex has one chance on his (Big's) terms. I need my husband.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 30, 2014 12:53 AM (xBPyN)



I'm sure he won't mind a phone call.



All of my kids that I raised but did not create had to find their real dads, and all of them did so...and the verdict is, I'm it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 07:56 PM (6fyGz)

484 477 He all be 21 in January. He knows Dave is his dad, has said ex has one chance on his (Big's) terms. I need my husband.

Posted by: Gingy in Canada where it's cold at November 30, 2014 12:53 AM (xBPyN)



I think what Big needs is some help on what his terms will be and how they will be enforced.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 07:58 PM (T1005)

485 Insomniac: finally saw "Three Kings" a few years ago. I'd call it a cut-rate "Catch-22." Was NOT impressed. It also portrays the military pretty negatively IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 07:59 PM (fGApK)

486 485 In my book, GGE, that says a whole lot more about you than it does the sperm donors.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 08:00 PM (gYIwv)

487 Thanks chi, I guess it helps that the one that I did create, who was raised by someone else 2000 miles away, still likes me.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:03 PM (6fyGz)

488 I'm starting Disc 2 of the Basement Tapes. There's an awful lot here to digest.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 08:03 PM (sdi6R)

489 I'd call it a cut-rate "Catch-22." Was NOT impressed. It also portrays the military pretty negatively IMHO. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2014 12:59 AM (fGApK) Clooney also exclaims later in the movie that "he (Bush) lied". Clooney then had to excuse himself and get some clean underwear, his excitement after saying that line physically manifested itself.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 29, 2014 08:03 PM (Oo0Xc)

490 487 Insomniac: finally saw "Three Kings" a few years ago. I'd call it a cut-rate "Catch-22." Was NOT impressed. It also portrays the military pretty negatively IMHO. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2014 12:59 AM (fGApK) True. They also slipped in the "no blood for oil" theme as well. I was not amused.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2014 08:04 PM (mx5oN)

491 Might God find you well, Gingy. Allow Our Lord to assuage your fears and Keep you well. I pray for knowledge, as I am an infant within the realm of Love and God's infinite Justice. Might his Father be brought to tears for what he hath wrought, through his Beautiful Son. Might his eyes glance upon the beauty that is his child and find, through God, his place amongst Creation. Might he find and understand the Love thrust upon him and weep with joy, the beauty of a child of God, raised with morality and the ever-present Love of the child's Mind, Body and Soul. On my knees, I pray for a beautiful outcome from such a shattered past. Jesus Christ, Our Lord... ...Find these beautiful people the comfort they so ask of you. As Love comes from God, might our Prayers find Love with this; Our Friend. *amen*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 08:05 PM (16bOT)

492 476 -- Insomniac -- I think it should be turned into an educational experience... I give you Professor Rock...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR465HoCWFQ

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 08:07 PM (/mTq0)

493 Gotta love this story. A 4-year old boy asked his mom to type up for him a love letter for another 4-year old girl in his class. http://tinyurl.com/o999pus Hope Bennet likes his Lil' Restraining Order. #sigh

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:13 PM (fGApK)

494 That pistol accident could never have happened if we had banned those evil automatic revolvers like all our Democrat representatives and state assembly persons wanted to....

Posted by: NIH Researchers at November 29, 2014 08:13 PM (XO6WW)

495 Prayers and Best Wishes, Gingy ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at November 29, 2014 08:14 PM (P+IZm)

496 ...and now I find that "wrought" was inappropriate. That term would be better applied to WeirdDave, rather than this child's Birth Father. I might-better have said: "Might his Birth-Father be brought to tears for what he hath helped to create, through his Beautiful Son."

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 08:17 PM (16bOT)

497 I am not without Stupid. God help me.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 08:18 PM (16bOT)

498 If there never has been a better argument for defunding and dismantling the Departnent of Education, that "lesson plan" for the Gentle Giant classroom memorial exercise beats them all.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) [/i][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 08:18 PM (GQnRa)

499 Sweet kid. Nice to see a positive story. Hope he beats the cancer.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:20 PM (imR+Y)

500 20 minutes in & Three Kings already stinks worse than a wet dog's ballsack. no wonder it rated so well on IMDB - I should've listened to you guys & found something else for background noise / distraction.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 08:21 PM (gYIwv)

501 483 / 491-2 -- On top of all that, I found the premise that a SpecOps full-bird Colonel would go out of his way to steal a cache of gold.

These guys are given regular psych evaluations and, are some of the most skilled and motivated humans on the planet.

That 'film' is nothing less than a smear of the US Army, and our Republic.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 08:22 PM (/mTq0)

502 I wanna know what the hell is in the cat's mouth. It can't be his tongue. It looks creepy.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:24 PM (imR+Y)

503 infidel, yep. In fairness, the boy already knows what to say to girls: "You're pretty." "I'm a fun guy." "I'm just about to come into some money (thanks to the tooth)." "I know how to show girls like you a good time."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:25 PM (fGApK)

504
That 'film' is nothing less than a smear of the US Army, and our Republic.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 30, 2014 01:22 AM (/mTq0)




You did hear "Clooney", right? I figured that would be self-evident...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:25 PM (6fyGz)

505 And as I fade-off into the distance, I ask myself... -Can I be a Better Man tomorrow than I was today? Dear God, I hope so. G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy! *static*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at November 29, 2014 08:26 PM (16bOT)

506 505 infidel, yep. In fairness, the boy already knows what to say to girls:

"You're pretty."
"I'm a fun guy."
"I'm just about to come into some money (thanks to the tooth)."
"I know how to show girls like you a good time."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2014 01:25 AM (fGApK)



Millions of years of evolution have led to just such a result.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 08:27 PM (T1005)

507 lol. Mad boy skills at 4 years old.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:28 PM (imR+Y)

508 Here's what I posted would be the girl's response: "No I will not come to your house. My lawyer is ugly. He said to send you something called a restraining order. My toys are more fun than yours. I already have a boy friend and he makes two dollars more a week allowance than you. My mom says I am allergic to cheese. Don't send me any more notes. Yuck."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:29 PM (fGApK)

509 504 I wanna know what the hell is in the cat's mouth. It can't be his tongue. It looks creepy.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 01:24 AM (imR+Y)



It's sticking its tongue out at the asshole who thought it would be funny to cram him into a turkey suit.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 08:29 PM (T1005)

510 Stay strong, Gingy, your kid will do the right thing.

Posted by: NIH Researchers at November 29, 2014 08:29 PM (XO6WW)

511 507 And as I fade-off into the distance, I ask myself...

-Can I be a Better Man tomorrow than I was today?

Dear God, I hope so.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) at November 30, 2014 01:26 AM (16bOT)



That's a helluva high bar, there, Slap. Maybe you should work on "continued excellence."

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 08:30 PM (T1005)

512 I should've listened to you guys & found something else for background noise / distraction.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 30, 2014 01:21 AM (gYIwv)




Vikings on the history channel, Archer on FX, Z Nation on SciFy...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:30 PM (6fyGz)

513 Holy carp. "I'm Your Teenage Prayer". Bob and the boys actually sounded like they were covering a Frank Zappa song. That was hilarious. I even stopped and went to look to see if it was really a Zappa song. It isn't, as far as I can tell.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 08:31 PM (sdi6R)

514 Well, cthulhu, that makes sense. Just looks weird. I don't understand why people feel compelled to do shit like that to their pets.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:31 PM (imR+Y)

515 Heavy Metal on Chiller...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:32 PM (6fyGz)

516 Although it is a cute story, I admit stories like the one I posted about the 4-year old's love letter, tend to hit my sideways anymore these days. I've just been burned by so many women. What really frustrates me is, I can't even get to the fucking *friend zone.* I've been told too many times, women don't even want to *know* me. It's to the point that I won't even approach them anymore, I've gotten so sick of it. I know you all didn't come here to hear my sob stories tonight though. And I do have other things going in my life right now. Just needed to vent (again).

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:34 PM (fGApK)

517 494 476 -- Insomniac -- I think it should be turned into an educational experience... I give you Professor Rock... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR465HoCWFQ Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 30, 2014 01:07 AM (/mTq0) Classic stuff.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2014 08:34 PM (mx5oN)

518 On top of all that, I found the premise that a SpecOps full-bird Colonel would go out of his way to steal a cache of gold.

These guys are given regular psych evaluations and, are some of the most skilled and motivated humans on the planet.

That 'film' is nothing less than a smear of the US Army, and our Republic.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 30, 2014 01:22 AM (/mTq0)

 

Patriarchy made him do it.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 08:35 PM (b2cFu)

519 516 Well, cthulhu, that makes sense. Just looks weird. I don't understand why people feel compelled to do shit like that to their pets.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 01:31 AM (imR+Y)



By now, it's probably a dysfunctional cycle of passive-aggressive behaviors. Dressed as pumpkin; shitted in sneakers; dressed as turkey; hairball on pillow....

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 08:35 PM (T1005)

520 qdpsteve, know the feeling. Been burned by a lot of ass hole men so I just quit picking them. Doesn't seem worth the trouble.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:39 PM (imR+Y)

521 qdpsteve at November 30, 2014 01:34 AM (fGApK) tell them you're a pre-op lesbian ... i don't know ... I'm not that good at this stuff either ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at November 29, 2014 08:41 PM (P+IZm)

522 For those interested in the LA Senate race: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892622264088736

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at November 29, 2014 08:41 PM (VLfid)

523 qdpsteve, know the feeling. Been burned by a lot of ass hole men so I just quit picking them. Doesn't seem worth the trouble.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 01:39 AM (imR+Y)




I live with my kids. I'm quite a catch.




Well, technically they live with me, since it is my house...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:41 PM (6fyGz)

524 Infidel, sorry you've been burned by guys. I know there are frustrated women out there too. :-) Just seems like I have a really special knack for falling for women who (a) are completely out of my league anyway, or (b) would be approachable, except just two days before I came around, they already met the love of their life, who also happens to be a billionaire and look exactly like Brad Pitt.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:42 PM (fGApK)

525 i don't know ... I'm not that good at this stuff either ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at November 30, 2014 01:41 AM (P+IZm)



It's been over 20 years since I was in the dating game, and I wasn't any good at it then. I was also 20 years younger and in better physical shape. Now I'm just resigned to my fate.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:43 PM (6fyGz)

526 Adriane and GGE, thanks. :-) I've read that back in the 1950s at Dance Halls, they had a sign: "Women, dance with the men who ask you. Men have feelings too." Today it seems like most women would rather get their satisfaction humiliating lonely men than agreeing to give them a try dating them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:44 PM (fGApK)

527 518 I've just been burned by so many women. What really frustrates me is, I can't even get to the fucking *friend zone.* I've been told too many times, women don't even want to *know* me. It's to the point that I won't even approach them anymore, I've gotten so sick of it. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2014 01:34 AM (fGApK) Yep, I know the feeling too. A pretty woman smiled at me in the supermarket a couple of months ago and I was bouncing off the walls for days. I haven't seen her since.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 08:45 PM (sdi6R)

528 It's been over 20 years since I was in the dating game, and I wasn't any good at it then. I was also 20 years younger and in better physical shape. Now I'm just resigned to my fate. LOL. Probably 13+ for me. I am good with my life as it is most of the time.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:45 PM (imR+Y)

529 rickl, yep. I admit I'm pretty paranoid at this stage. If a pretty woman smiled at *me* in the supermarket, I'd wonder if it was some sort of militant feminist sting operation trying to set me up for stare-rape charges or something.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:46 PM (fGApK)

530 Today it seems like most women would rather get their satisfaction humiliating lonely men than agreeing to give them a try dating them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2014 01:44 AM (fGApK)




It seems that all the women my age are either married or lesbian, or at least that's what they tell me. Maybe it's just me...it could be me, I guess...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:46 PM (6fyGz)

531 Better link for LA senate video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kmmpWSXNsA

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at November 29, 2014 08:47 PM (VLfid)

532 If a pretty woman smiled at *me* in the supermarket, I'd wonder if it was some sort of militant feminist sting operation trying to set me up for stare-rape charges or something.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2014 01:46 AM (fGApK)




lol, sad ain't it?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:47 PM (6fyGz)

533 I am good with my life as it is most of the time.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 01:45 AM (imR+Y)




Yeah, I am, too. If I never have anything else, what I've had is enough.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:48 PM (6fyGz)

534 Last date I had stood me up, so I pretty much said fuck it and I'm not getting any younger. Well guys, let's not turn this into the lonely hearts of the HQ.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:50 PM (imR+Y)

535 GGE: also yep. What's funny is, when I was growing up (from about 5 to 15), *most* of the kids of adults my parents were friends with, had daughters. So their kids were more or less my friends. Well, I've since found out that the one I spent the most time with, is now a full-blown SJW professor at the University of Waterloo as well as an open lesbian. The only worth-mentioning runnner-up, my mom had a *huge* falling out with, so I'll undoubtedly never see her again either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:50 PM (fGApK)

536 Infidel, that's lousy. Hey, at least we all have each other. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:51 PM (fGApK)

537 Well guys, let's not turn this into the lonely hearts of the HQ.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 01:50 AM (imR+Y)





Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:53 PM (6fyGz)

538 Waterloo...Iowa?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:53 PM (6fyGz)

539 GGE, Waterloo in Canada. She's also renounced her American citizenship for God knows what reason. My parents sure knew how to pick 'em, didn't they? Geez.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:54 PM (fGApK)

540 Glad everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet, only four of us and son in law left at 4:30 for work. I took all wee off and am dreading work on Monday.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:54 PM (imR+Y)

541 qdpsteve. WTF, what kind of dysfunctional house did she grow up in. Sheesh.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 08:56 PM (imR+Y)

542 Well guys, let's not turn this into the lonely hearts of the HQ. Why not?

Posted by: Sgt. Pepper at November 29, 2014 08:56 PM (P+IZm)

543 Infidel, I don't know. I still know her parents and they are nice people.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:56 PM (fGApK)

544 I took all wee off and am dreading work on Monday.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 01:54 AM (imR+Y)



They closed down the plant on us for the week, I go back to work tomorrow night *checks clock* tonight.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 08:58 PM (6fyGz)

545 Po po me. But hey, I *know* I would be a catch if only. I know a lot about stuff. I'm not the nebbish I was as a teenager. And I would say I've still had an interesting life, and I have stuff planned to keep it interesting. So who knows how things will turn out. Still, I just gotta let myself vent and feel bad sometimes, so that then I can feel better later I guess. Weird how that works.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 08:59 PM (fGApK)

546
I admit I'm pretty paranoid at this stage. If a pretty woman smiled at *me* in the supermarket, I'd wonder if it was some sort of militant feminist sting operation trying to set me up for stare-rape charges or something.


I worry every time a pretty woman smiles at me. 

This is a shall issue state.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 29, 2014 08:59 PM (UVfht)

547 I guess you can never tell. Mom and Dad's best friends had three spawn. The oldest, conservative, married over 25 yrs and lives in Lkwd, CA, the middle girl married a paulbot, got divorced and married him again, and the youngest is an obamabot in OR married to a freak obamabot. Of course, my little bro likes Savage, so who knows.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:01 PM (imR+Y)

548 Infidel: Lakewood eh? That's where I am. :-) She chose well at least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 09:02 PM (fGApK)

549 She did. She and I roomed together in that house in the 80's. She is like a cousin and her parents are our god parents.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:04 PM (imR+Y)

550 Infidel, let me know next time you're in town. Will treat for some Chicago dogs. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 09:05 PM (fGApK)

551 This is a shall issue state.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 30, 2014 01:59 AM (UVfht)



LOL

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 09:06 PM (6fyGz)

552 lol. If I ever get there again. Haven't been for over 10 yrs. Was not impressed. Born and grew up in HB. Just not the same anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:07 PM (imR+Y)

553 Oy. Roses are red, Shamrocks are green, Glad to hear most everyone, Had a nice Thanksgiving ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at November 29, 2014 09:07 PM (P+IZm)

554 Oy. Roses are red, Shamrocks are green, Glad to hear most everyone, Had a nice Thanksgiving ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at November 29, 2014 09:07 PM (P+IZm)

555 "This is a shall issue state." Oh wunnerful. So the bulges in our pants can match then. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 09:08 PM (fGApK)

556 Trivia question of the night: Aside from the word "Apartheid," what is the most well-known word that originated in the language Afrikaans? In fact, this word is far more well-known in America and worldwide than "Apartheid" -- I guarantee everyone here knows it. It has become such a part of our culture that it now has variants as different parts of speech. First person to answer correctly wins three quatloos.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:08 PM (K4YiS)

557 Infidel, can understand although I would say Lakewood's been getting a bit better lately. I think the last housing bubble actually left the city with a *higher* per capita income, among other things. But as I've said numerous times before, if I could, I'd probably go to NV or AZ.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 09:09 PM (fGApK)

558 The sky is blue, The clouds are white, Wishing everybody, A happy, good night ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at November 29, 2014 09:09 PM (P+IZm)

559 From Africa. Hmm. Zombie?

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:09 PM (imR+Y)

560 Kaffer!


srsly, don't know.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 09:09 PM (6fyGz)

561 Good night, Miss Adriane.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 29, 2014 09:10 PM (UVfht)

562 G'night Adriane.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 09:10 PM (6fyGz)

563 554 lol. If I ever get there again. Haven't been for over 10 yrs. Was not impressed. Born and grew up in HB. Just not the same anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 02:07 AM (imR+Y)



You can sing that in church.....I moved to Silicon Valley in 1986, and in the mid-'90's, I started to feel like I was in a documentary, "the last days of LA" every time I visited the area. Everything seemed grittier and askew.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 09:11 PM (T1005)

564 qdp- Yep, lost of changes. Her grandparents bought the house in the 50's and my grand parents bought a house a block away at the same time.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:12 PM (imR+Y)

565 I've linked this several times, and I just can't get enough of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCPrS2nmQfs Ignore the visuals. Just close your eyes and listen to the song. Great lyrics and a great performance.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

566 Aside from the word "Apartheid," what is the most well-known word that originated in the language Afrikaans?

I cheated and looked it up.  Not sure I've got the right word, but I'm not going to spoil it.  No quatloos for me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 29, 2014 09:12 PM (UVfht)

567 Krugerrand... shiny shiny Krugerrands...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 09:12 PM (/mTq0)

568 562 Kaffer! srsly, don't know. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter Excellent guess! But -- no. Kaffir is an Arabic word originated with with Arab slavers who enslaved the Africans along the continent'se eastern coast. The word is the same as "kafir" -- unbeliever" -- but the Arabs used it promarily to refer to the polytheistic African natives they were enslaving. Eventually it became the standard word meaning "black person" in eastern and southern Africa. Only in the 1950s did it take on a new derogatory offensive reputation, as it was used by the white Apartheid enforcers to refer to blacks in South Africa, and it become notorious So -- good guess. But actually it is Arabic, so -- nope.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:14 PM (K4YiS)

569 Infidel, yep. For instance: no more Cloud Motel. (It was a roach motel that made most crack houses look positively luxurious and upscale.) In the meantime, how 'bout those secular carols you hear over and over and over and over and over again, huh? Hoo boy... Andy Williams, for one: It's the holiday season With the whoop-de-do and hickory dock (insert something obscene to sing in this line)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 09:15 PM (fGApK)

570 569 Krugerrand... shiny shiny Krugerrands... Posted by: CPT. Charles Again, nice guess, but -- nope. This word is far less esoteric than Krugerrands.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:15 PM (K4YiS)

571 Well, we know it's not Kwanza, or however you spell it.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:16 PM (imR+Y)

572 vuvuzela

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 09:16 PM (zt+N6)

573

I also cheated, several words that I had no idea were of Afrikaans descent.  Some of the interesting ones that I am sure are not the answer:

 

Rooibos--red tea

boomslang--tree snake

aardvark

laager (or lager in modern English)--tanks, not beer

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 09:16 PM (b2cFu)

574 I cheated and looked it up. Not sure I've got the right word, but I'm not going to spoil it. No quatloos for me. Posted by: Blanco Basura I didn't forbid cheating, so go right ahead and supply the answer, since no one else is getting it. Win those quatloos!

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:16 PM (K4YiS)

575 Zulu

Posted by: Arbalest at November 29, 2014 09:18 PM (FlRtG)

576 558 Trivia question of the night:

Aside from the word "Apartheid," what is the most well-known word that originated in the language Afrikaans?

In fact, this word is far more well-known in America and worldwide than "Apartheid" -- I guarantee everyone here knows it. It has become such a part of our culture that it now has variants as different parts of speech.

First person to answer correctly wins three quatloos.

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2014 02:08 AM (K4YiS)



I'm going with "aardvark" -- although I have the list right here at http://tinyurl.com/mo7j2cg .

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 09:18 PM (T1005)

577 Kwanzaa! Ftw.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 09:18 PM (gYIwv)

578 Rooibos--red tea boomslang--tree snake aardvark laager (or lager in modern English)--tanks, not beer Posted by: Conservative Crank Excellent cheating! But -- not the correct answer amongst any of those! I like aardvark as an excellent guess, though. It's much much simpler than any of those!

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:18 PM (K4YiS)

579 OK, different parts of speech -- trek.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 09:18 PM (T1005)

580 577 Zulu Posted by: Arbalest 579 Kwanzaa! Ftw. Posted by: shredded chi Those guesses were so wrong, you LOSE 1 quatloo each.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:19 PM (K4YiS)

581

Zombie, I was deliberately choosing words I thought were not the answer.

 

Commando

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 09:19 PM (b2cFu)

582 The word? Sussudio!!!

Posted by: Phil Collins at November 29, 2014 09:20 PM (fGApK)

583 581 OK, different parts of speech -- trek. Posted by: cthulhu WE HAVE A WINNER! (Quatloos shower down from the sky.) Get it? The "quatloos" was the giveaway clue!!!!!!!

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:20 PM (K4YiS)

584 The bird bird bird, the bird is the word... (Ok - maybe only two or three more shots of Dickel tonight)

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 09:22 PM (gYIwv)

585 Were it not for "Star Trek," however, the word would not nearly be so famous. It was already a word in English by then, by Roddenberry made it a household word around the world.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:22 PM (K4YiS)

586 sup peoples

Posted by: thathalfrican at November 29, 2014 09:22 PM (R5HRU)

587 shredded chi, trivia for the night: Stanley Kubrick not only used that song for Full Metal Jacket, he actually *liked* it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 09:22 PM (fGApK)

588 587 Were it not for "Star Trek," however, the word would not nearly be so famous. It was already a word in English by then, by Roddenberry made it a household word around the world.

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2014 02:22 AM (K4YiS)

 

I'm sure somewhere there is a critical race theorist planning a dissertation on how this proves that Star Trek, and all its fans by extension, is racist.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 09:23 PM (b2cFu)

589 BTW, lager (beer) has its roots in the word laager (camp) -- lagers are fermented longer at cooler temperatures with yeast that settles to the bottom of the fermentation vessel, so it's beer that has been to camp.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 09:24 PM (T1005)

590 Never would have guessed that was an African word. Roddenberry did make it a household world.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:24 PM (imR+Y)

591 I'm sure somewhere there is a critical race theorist planning a dissertation on how this proves that Star Trek, and all its fans by extension, is racist.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 30, 2014 02:23 AM (b2cFu)

 

They think the only job a black woman should have is answering the phone!!!

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 09:24 PM (zt+N6)

592 I like Krugerrands better... shiny is good.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 09:24 PM (/mTq0)

593 Hey, shredded, congrats on the addition to the family!

Posted by: navybrat at November 29, 2014 09:24 PM (JgC5a)

594 592 Never would have guessed that was an African word. Roddenberry did make it a household world.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 02:24 AM (imR+Y)



REI hasn't done too badly with it, either. Nor has Lonely Planet.



Seriously, though -- a more "pure" borrowing would be "spoor".

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 09:26 PM (T1005)

595 Nice to hang with the horde again. I lurk during the week, but don't post from work. New laptop helps too. Can sit by the fire.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:27 PM (imR+Y)

596 So much for Caterday....

Posted by: Null at November 29, 2014 09:27 PM (xjpRj)

597 Or "veldt."

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 09:27 PM (T1005)

598 592 Never would have guessed that was an African word. Roddenberry did make it a household world. Posted by: Infidel Well, it's not an African word linguistically -- Afrikaans is merely an ancient variant of Dutch. It's only African in the sense that it is spoken in Africa, but it is not African in origin.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:28 PM (K4YiS)

599 593 -- buzzion -- They think the only job a black woman should have is answering the phone!!!

Hey now, lets be fair... Uhura also ran the switchboard as well.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 09:28 PM (/mTq0)

600 598 So much for Caterday....

Posted by: Null at November 30, 2014 02:27 AM (xjpRj)



Those were nice close-ups. What camera/lens were you using?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 09:29 PM (T1005)

601 One more, qdp: "What's the word? Thunderbird!" And I knew Kwanzaa is a made up American Institution of Higher Learning word, btw. Thanks, navybrat. You coming into town for the holidays? Maybe we can try to get that beer again?

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 09:30 PM (gYIwv)

602 Ugh, just saw a trailer for "Night at the Museum" with Robin Williams, looks horrible.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:31 PM (imR+Y)

603 604 Ugh, just saw a trailer for "Night at the Museum" with Robin Williams, looks horrible.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 02:31 AM (imR+Y)

 

Its a Ben Stiller movie.  Williams is only a supporting character.

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2014 09:33 PM (zt+N6)

604 I'm sure somewhere there is a critical race theorist planning a dissertation on how this proves that Star Trek, and all its fans by extension, is racist. Posted by: Conservative Crank The original "Trek" was the journey the Boer colonists took inland to the veldt in covered wagons, after landing in ships at the Cape. "Trek" in that sense referred to a specific journey (or series of journeys) in the 1700s, sort of similar to how in English when we see the word "Frontier" we think of the western frontier as the US expanded westward -- even though "frontier" of course ha a generic meaning too. But to an Afrikaaner, "the Trek" basically means the overland journey to settle the nation. Later, it just came to mean any long or arduous excursion into unknown territory. And then -- to the stars!

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:33 PM (K4YiS)

605 Navybrat not go anywhere during holidays.
Navybrat stay right here and make $.
Rain check on the beer 'tho. No problem.

Posted by: navybrat at November 29, 2014 09:34 PM (JgC5a)

606 New laptop helps too. Can sit by the fire.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 02:27 AM (imR+Y)



I have a new laptop and also a newish desktop. When the desktop dies I won't buy another, I'll just get a better laptop.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 09:35 PM (6fyGz)

607 Seems I saw a movie on TCM with that basic plot line. Don't remember the name off hand.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:36 PM (imR+Y)

608 I didn't forbid cheating, so go right ahead and supply the answer, since no one else is getting it. Win those quatloos!

I went off to play a crappy web game and now see that the resident Eldrich Horror has won the game.  Since I didn't supply the correct answer, I won't contest. 

I would rather not know what madness lay down that path.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 29, 2014 09:36 PM (UVfht)

609 Okay everybody, gotta call it a night. Thanks yet again for the fantastic chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2014 09:36 PM (fGApK)

610 The new lappy is an HP, bought to replace an Acer. I don't like where the mousepad is on the HP, it's not centered on the keyboard so the heel of my right hand touches the mousepad whenever I'm typing on the keyboard. Some HP designer/engineer should have caught that before this particular lappy was released. I'll be sure to check it on the next one I buy. Probably won't be an HP again though.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 09:37 PM (6fyGz)

611 I got a new dell laptop. Seems ok so far. Too big tho. Should have got the 15 inch. But it will be a good second monitor when I start working from home.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:39 PM (imR+Y)

612 610 I didn't forbid cheating, so go right ahead and supply the answer, since no one else is getting it. Win those quatloos!

I went off to play a crappy web game and now see that the resident Eldrich Horror has won the game. Since I didn't supply the correct answer, I won't contest.

I would rather not know what madness lay down that path.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 30, 2014 02:36 AM (UVfht)



*Shoves quatloos through USB port*

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 09:39 PM (T1005)

613 *Shoves quatloos through USB port*

Oohhhh! Shiny!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 29, 2014 09:41 PM (UVfht)

614 'Night, Steve. I was always happy with my Toshiba laptop. Well, until the battery died. Now, I'm happy with my Samsung phone - does pretty much everything I need it to do.

Posted by: shredded chi at November 29, 2014 09:46 PM (SByeH)

615 Dear Lord, you have to be some kind of special cupcake to keep firing your gun with a round jammed in the barrel. Of just really, really panicked.

Posted by: The Unpanicked Hat at November 29, 2014 09:46 PM (lN8KC)

616 606 zombie And here's a VERY little-known fact that actually has major historical implications -- but it is so "inconvenient" that it is now almost completely suppressed: When the Dutch colonists landed at the Cape and began to explore the countryside, the area was practically uninhabited. Basically no "black Africans" lived down there, as it was considered too cold. The only natives were the tribes now known as the Khoi-san, but which the Dutch called the Hottentots. But they were very small in number (and stature, actually), and only lived in a few fringey areas. So when the Dutch/Boers were settling what is now South Africa, they weren't really "stealing" land from the locals, because there were essentially no locals. They were just building homes on virgin territory. It was only later that Africans from the surrounding areas migrated to South Africa to take advantage of the booming economy. To recite this once commonly known historical fact in South Africa today would probably earn you a jail term. Because it implies that the "white" South Africans are at least just as "native" to the area (if not moreso) as are the blacks. It's different than what happened in Australia and North and South America, where the arriving colonists really did have to push out the native inhabitants. Oddly, that was not really the case in South Africa.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:46 PM (K4YiS)

617 Damn, getting tired already... time to hit the hay.

Night all... time to dream of fast starships and green-skinned women.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 29, 2014 09:47 PM (/mTq0)

618 In case it hasn't been said before, the cat in the turkey costume is looking for revenge.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 09:48 PM (sdi6R)

619 I know this isn't a book thread, but whatcha reading this week? I finished a book on Calvin Coolige by Amitie Shlaes this week and started a boring book by Deneen Borelli.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:48 PM (imR+Y)

620 Well, my spelling doesn't suck enough, guess I will have another beer.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:49 PM (imR+Y)

621 617 Dear Lord, you have to be some kind of special cupcake to keep firing your gun with a round jammed in the barrel. Of just really, really panicked. Posted by: The Unpanicked Hat at November 30, 2014 02:46 AM (lN8KC) I read somewhere that rifles were found in that condition at Gettysburg.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2014 09:50 PM (sdi6R)

622 #593

The later but earlier prequel series 'Enterprise' made it clear that this was not a trivial job but rather a highly trained specialist position. But then a lot of time had passed in how scripts were written for TV shows. Character development is far more refined these days when you're allowed to go heavy on continuity. That used to be a no-no for anything expected to make its big money in syndication.

Posted by: Epobirs at November 29, 2014 09:51 PM (IdCqF)

623 Anyway, I bring this all up because I'm currently listening to a lot of South African music from the '50s and '60s. Fabulous!

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 09:51 PM (K4YiS)

624 Good night CPT.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:51 PM (imR+Y)

625 Care to post a sample Zombie?

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:54 PM (imR+Y)

626 I know this isn't a book thread, but whatcha reading this week?



Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost


Starfire by B.V Larson and Thomas Lemar


Now reading Sufficiently Advanced Technology by Christoper Nuttall.


Last week it was "The Devil You Know" by P.N. Elrod, "Tricknomancy" by Michael Stackpole and "Grey Man: Payback" by J.L. Curtis.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 09:54 PM (6fyGz)

627 I've been going through stacks of mail that have piled up recently. Wanna know something I love? My 81 year old mother, when she comes across a story online or gets an email that she thinks I'll enjoy, prints it out and snail mails it to me. God bless you mom, it's the extra time and effort that makes spam into something special. (This post is 100% serious, but I also have a huge smile on my face)

Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2014 09:55 PM (KAmzK)

628 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 29, 2014 09:56 PM (UVfht)

629 Weirddave, that is really sweet.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 09:57 PM (imR+Y)

630 Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2014 02:55 AM (KAmzK)



That's funny. I have a cousin who is convinced that Email was invented so he could send corny jokes all over the world, but I think he's since moved on to twitter.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 09:59 PM (6fyGz)

631 Weird dave @629, my mom does the same thing.
And she sends me clippings from the home town newspaper. Mostly obits.
And encloses 2 or 3 pages of manuscript letters in her own impeccable cursive writing, on onion skin paper.
It amazing, the schooling that she got. And I think she only finished 11th grade. After that she married dad.

Posted by: navybrat at November 29, 2014 10:00 PM (JgC5a)

632 627 Care to post a sample Zombie? Posted by: Infidel Here's one to get you started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHyt4kFKUm8 I discovered an incredible series of archives where they were transcribed straight off the 78s with great fidelity. Not just a an undiscovered genre of "undiscovered" music, but several genres of "undiscovered" music! A lifetime's worth of ear candy

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 10:03 PM (K4YiS)

633 618 606 zombie

And here's a VERY little-known fact that actually has major historical implications -- but it is so "inconvenient" that it is now almost completely suppressed:

When the Dutch colonists landed at the Cape and began to explore the countryside, the area was practically uninhabited. Basically no "black Africans" lived down there, as it was considered too cold. The only natives were the tribes now known as the Khoi-san, but which the Dutch called the Hottentots. But they were very small in number (and stature, actually), and only lived in a few fringey areas.

So when the Dutch/Boers were settling what is now South Africa, they weren't really "stealing" land from the locals, because there were essentially no locals. They were just building homes on virgin territory.

It was only later that Africans from the surrounding areas migrated to South Africa to take advantage of the booming economy.

To recite this once commonly known historical fact in South Africa today would probably earn you a jail term. Because it implies that the "white" South Africans are at least just as "native" to the area (if not moreso) as are the blacks. It's different than what happened in Australia and North and South America, where the arriving colonists really did have to push out the native inhabitants. Oddly, that was not really the case in South Africa.

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2014 02:46 AM (K4YiS)



Actually, that is probably true in more areas than it is not. It's not like Las Vegas, NV, Fargo, ND, or Phoenix, AZ had large indigenous populations before Europeans got there....but the Europeans significantly expanded the "carrying capacity" of the region upon arrival. And when the area could support more population, they flooded it with Europeans.



Mind you, there are notable exceptions -- but even the Trail of Tears, with the forced relocation of the Five Civilized Tribes at a cost of 30% fatalities in some cases....involved moving about 46,000 people http://tinyurl.com/ynogzw . Today, that territory is probably home to millions. The Five Civilized Tribes had maybe 20,000 years when they could have inhabited it by millions without interference by Europeans and failed to do so.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:06 PM (T1005)

634 WeirdDave -- Did Gingy get ahold of you? She touched base upthread and seemed really stressed.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:09 PM (T1005)

635 The secret is to keep banging those rocks together, guys.

Posted by: Epobirs at November 29, 2014 10:10 PM (IdCqF)

636 Very interesting. Sounds similar to some Caribbean music. Which makes sense. Wish I would have asked for the Victrola and all the 78's instead of the old tredel sewing machine back when Great Aunt Martha passed.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 10:11 PM (imR+Y)

637 Oh, and here's where it gets really hilarious. This is what she sent me today, printed off onto paper made from trees, delivered in fossil fuel burning trucks by carbon dioxide emitting humans, instead of just shunting some electrons my way (I had to do a Bing search to find it):

In the queue at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

I agree with the sentiment behind the email, but....

http://youtu.be/_Got6dbtPJM

Posted by: weirddave at November 29, 2014 10:12 PM (KAmzK)

638 Damn, the rain is just pelting the living shit out of us here in the Bay Area right now. Sounds like hail too. Goodbye, drought! I can sense already that this year will break the drought's back.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 10:13 PM (K4YiS)

639 640 Damn, the rain is just pelting the living shit out of us here in the Bay Area right now. Sounds like hail too.

Goodbye, drought! I can sense already that this year will break the drought's back.

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2014 03:13 AM (K4YiS)



Here's hoping -- WeatherUnderground is showing a big-ass blotch of color coming at us from the NW.



Of course, it really matters little what we see down here -- we need snowpack hundreds of miles away to really be secure. I took the fiancee to Oroville last year -- it's the tallest dam in the US -- and the water level was so far beneath the end of the boatramps that it was just plain sad.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:18 PM (T1005)

640 [oi]638 Very interesting. Sounds similar to some Caribbean music. Which makes sense. Maybe I've just listened to too much old music from both the Caribbean and from South Africa, but to me they don't really sound similar at all. South African mbaqanga/kwela/jive/ etc. really is totally unique. Note that the ancestors of the blacks now in the Caribbean were originally brought there as slaves from west Africa by the French and British and Spanish -- and west Africa has a totally different culture from southern Africa. Not even closely related. Wish I would have asked for the Victrola and all the 78's instead of the old tredel sewing machine back when Great Aunt Martha passed. Posted by: Infidel Well, just because a record is old, doesn't mean it's good! Most 78s are pretty boring and unlistenable -- unless Aunt Martha has unaccountably good taste! So you probably didn't miss anything.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 10:21 PM (K4YiS)

641 WeirdDave -- Did Gingy get ahold of you? She touched base upthread and seemed really stressed.

Yes she did, thanks, before she even posted that. She was SUPPOSED to be asleep, that's what she needs, but she was obviously restless.

It's...a Kobyashi Maru, but I think it'll turn out OK in the end. Sometimes, even when someone moves light years beyond a bad situation, a trigger can bring it all back with vivid, fresh urgency, even if it probably doesn't have the power it did 20 years ago. Personal demons never die, we just push them down to where they can't hurt us anymore. Sometimes they cry out from those Stygian depths and trigger all of the old panic and fear. They're still stuck in the Stygian depths. I'm on top of the situation.

Posted by: weirddave at November 29, 2014 10:23 PM (KAmzK)

642 642 [oi]638 Very interesting. Sounds similar to some Caribbean music. Which makes sense.

Maybe I've just listened to too much old music from both the Caribbean and from South Africa, but to me they don't really sound similar at all. South African mbaqanga/kwela/jive/ etc. really is totally unique.

Note that the ancestors of the blacks now in the Caribbean were originally brought there as slaves from west Africa by the French and British and Spanish -- and west Africa has a totally different culture from southern Africa. Not even closely related.

Wish I would have asked for the Victrola and all the 78's instead of the old tredel sewing machine back when Great Aunt Martha passed.
Posted by: Infidel


Well, just because a record is old, doesn't mean it's good! Most 78s are pretty boring and unlistenable -- unless Aunt Martha has unaccountably good taste! So you probably didn't miss anything.

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2014 03:21 AM (K4YiS)



I have many of my paternal grandfather's 78s. Evidently, one of his favorites was "Cigarettes, Whusky [sic], and Wild, Wild Women".

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:24 PM (T1005)

643 She had impeccable taste. Should have asked for both. She had a wide range of musical taste and a baby grand in the living room she played. She also taught me some sewing tricks and how to make bread. Lived in Long Beach, CA. When I would stay there for the weekend, while the bread was rising we would walk to the church in our jammies and robs to say prayers and never thing about our safety. Some years after she passed, they had to lock the church after dark. Quite sad. I understand about the music. I am not that familiar with African music and will bow to your knowledge of it. I enjoy your insightful posts.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 10:28 PM (imR+Y)

644 Laundry is done, time to go fold it. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 29, 2014 10:28 PM (6fyGz)

645 Here's hoping -- WeatherUnderground is showing a big-ass blotch of color coming at us from the NW. Of course, it really matters little what we see down here -- we need snowpack hundreds of miles away to really be secure. I took the fiancee to Oroville last year -- it's the tallest dam in the US -- and the water level was so far beneath the end of the boatramps that it was just plain sad. Posted by: cthulhu As I remember, you're down in the South Bay -- I just looked at Weather Underground too, and that blotch hasn't yet hit you. But I'm already in the middle of it! So brace yourself -- some heavy patches of downpours in there. Probably hit you in about an hour or two. Yeah, we need the snowfall -- but generally, whatever rains on us here ends up dumping snow in the Sierras, so the rainfall here is a fairly reliable gauge for the depth of the snowpack up there. Droughts come, droughts go...personally, I'm not nearly as concerned as everyone else is. In fact, a multi-year "drought cycle" every two of three decades is actually normal for California - it's been happening this way for millennia. We only now classify it as a "drought" because we're all panicky and there's now so much demand for water that we can' ride it out as easily as we humans once were able to.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 10:29 PM (K4YiS)

646 Night all. Here is "Sringara" by "Samsara Blues Experiment": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqCCbK1p8hg

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 29, 2014 10:31 PM (lN8KC)

647 643 WeirdDave -- Did Gingy get ahold of you? She touched base upthread and seemed really stressed.

Yes she did, thanks, before she even posted that. She was SUPPOSED to be asleep, that's what she needs, but she was obviously restless.

It's...a Kobyashi Maru, but I think it'll turn out OK in the end. Sometimes, even when someone moves light years beyond a bad situation, a trigger can bring it all back with vivid, fresh urgency, even if it probably doesn't have the power it did 20 years ago. Personal demons never die, we just push them down to where they can't hurt us anymore. Sometimes they cry out from those Stygian depths and trigger all of the old panic and fear. They're still stuck in the Stygian depths. I'm on top of the situation.

Posted by: weirddave at November 30, 2014 03:23 AM (KAmzK)



I had off-handedly pictured Big as being, maybe, 16 -- and, thus, potentially quite vulnerable. And bailing out of a relationship with an 8-month infant points to something seriously (and potentially dangerously) wrong with the ex. But knowing that Big is 20 and that you're on top of it is reassuring.



That said, there are some people out there who are worse than rabid dogs, 'cause rabid dogs cannot effectively dissemble.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:33 PM (T1005)

648 647 As I remember, you're down in the South Bay -- I just looked at Weather Underground too, and that blotch hasn't yet hit you. But I'm already in the middle of it! So brace yourself -- some heavy patches of downpours in there. Probably hit you in about an hour or two. Actually, I retract that observation! I just looked at the animation of the radar, and the front is actually coming up from the west/southwest, so it's going to mostly miss you -- that big splotch you see is already headed inland, and not headed down toward you! So you get to stay dry tonight. Or dry-ish, at least.

Posted by: zombie at November 29, 2014 10:36 PM (K4YiS)

649 647 Here's hoping -- WeatherUnderground is showing a big-ass blotch of color coming at us from the NW.

Of course, it really matters little what we see down here -- we need snowpack hundreds of miles away to really be secure. I took the fiancee to Oroville last year -- it's the tallest dam in the US -- and the water level was so far beneath the end of the boatramps that it was just plain sad.
Posted by: cthulhu


As I remember, you're down in the South Bay -- I just looked at Weather Underground too, and that blotch hasn't yet hit you. But I'm already in the middle of it!

So brace yourself -- some heavy patches of downpours in there. Probably hit you in about an hour or two.

Yeah, we need the snowfall -- but generally, whatever rains on us here ends up dumping snow in the Sierras, so the rainfall here is a fairly reliable gauge for the depth of the snowpack up there.

Droughts come, droughts go...personally, I'm not nearly as concerned as everyone else is. In fact, a multi-year "drought cycle" every two of three decades is actually normal for California - it's been happening this way for millennia. We only now classify it as a "drought" because we're all panicky and there's now so much demand for water that we can' ride it out as easily as we humans once were able to.

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2014 03:29 AM (K4YiS)



I'm more worried about the governmental aspects of drought than the natural aspects. Continually packing more urban-dwellers into the state and starving water management of funds to keep EBT cards charged-up is a recipe for sure disaster.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:37 PM (T1005)

650 #647

Some researchers are concerned that we're heading into long term CA normal, which we'd term severe drought because the 20th Century was unusually wet for the region and gave us unrealistic expectations. Before the last century, most of the population was centered on oases and deserts that offered motivation in the form of mineral resources. Supposedly there was less than 1.5 million person in the entire state in 1900, leaving questions about water usage on today's scale unasked.

http://www.demographia.com/db-state1900.htm

Posted by: Epobirs at November 29, 2014 10:40 PM (IdCqF)

651 Prayers to Gingy and Big.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 10:41 PM (imR+Y)

652 But knowing that Big is 20 and that you're on top of it is reassuring.

OTOH, Big is the living personification of Joe Btfsplk. Just tonight, after the ceremony for his uncle's passing, he was told to take his backpack, in which he had his laptop and all of his clothes, along with his grandparents duffel, which contained 3 sleeping bags and other important stuff, out to the truck. Big promptly proceed to toss these valuable bags into the back of God knows whos pickup. Said pickup was long gone by the time everyone came out of the restaurant. This type of thing is not an unusual accordance. I have become the greatest living master of the facepalm.

Posted by: weirddave at November 29, 2014 10:47 PM (KAmzK)

653 Wow. Spellcheck was mean. "occurrence".

Posted by: weirddave at November 29, 2014 10:48 PM (KAmzK)

654 653 Prayers to Gingy and Big.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 03:41 AM (imR+Y)



Here's the thing. I'm old and easily confused, but it sounds like Big is doing some time with the grands to find himself, reconnect with the heritage, or whatnot -- so he's wandering around Gingy's old stomping grounds. And, face it, those stomping grounds aren't the throngs of NYC or Chicago -- he may have bumped into his sperm donor on a number of of occasions already.



So it really comes down to the risks/benefits of knowing what this guy looks like, and having him know what Big looks like. I may be reading way too much into this from so few data points, but I think Big's plan of doing a meet with conditions makes sense -- that way, he'll know what to watch out for. And it's not that the ex couldn't stake-out the grands' house and figure out what Big looks like anonymously. That makes the conditions and their guarantors very important.....e.g. it's one thing to say, "no weapons at this meet" -- but what do you have to ensure that condition besides words? A signed affidavit?



Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 10:58 PM (T1005)

655 Yoo Hoo, guess is time for bed.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 10:59 PM (imR+Y)

656 654 But knowing that Big is 20 and that you're on top of it is reassuring.

OTOH, Big is the living personification of Joe Btfsplk. Just tonight, after the ceremony for his uncle's passing, he was told to take his backpack, in which he had his laptop and all of his clothes, along with his grandparents duffel, which contained 3 sleeping bags and other important stuff, out to the truck. Big promptly proceed to toss these valuable bags into the back of God knows whos pickup. Said pickup was long gone by the time everyone came out of the restaurant. This type of thing is not an unusual accordance. I have become the greatest living master of the facepalm.

Posted by: weirddave at November 30, 2014 03:47 AM (KAmzK)



On the bright side of things, if that behavior is genetically sourced from his sperm donor, there's really nothing to worry about with them meeting -- except, perhaps, tripping over shoelaces.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:02 PM (T1005)

657 It's probably not that complicated, but what to I know. The sperm donor of little Infidel is not in the picture. Although, I have a debit card for child support that gets loaded every month with $13.26. She's 34 now.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 11:03 PM (imR+Y)

658 You'll note @656 that I'm thinking Gingy's ex may be the Walter White of Canada.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:08 PM (T1005)

659 Well, alrighty then. I thought I was cynical.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2014 11:11 PM (imR+Y)

660 661 Well, alrighty then.

I thought I was cynical.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 04:11 AM (imR+Y)



The word you're looking for is "paranoid".



But, of course, it is a truism to say that paranoids might actually have people out to get them.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:31 PM (T1005)

661 Speaking of which, we're little more than a month from when you're supposed to tell the totally unbiased, nonpartisan IRS how to access your medical records. I intend to omit that form and pay the penalty, myself -- but I won't be preparing any other tax returns next year 'cause it'd probably get my CPA license impaired if I recommended this.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:35 PM (T1005)

662

Going to have to drag this thing over the magic number.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 11:36 PM (b2cFu)

663 And, really -- if you were thinking of how intrusive it was to be asked about the firearms in your home to get a checkup....wait until you have to declare them under penalty of perjury on your income tax filing.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:39 PM (T1005)

664 Now?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:40 PM (T1005)

665 And now that we've touched that base....



So, Crank -- do you have to ask intrusive 2nd amendment questions in the ER, yet?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:41 PM (T1005)

666 Well, that was quite the anti-climax.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 11:42 PM (b2cFu)

667 When asked by my primary care physician, I intend to counter with a question: "how happy are you to have been recruited into the American Stasi?"

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:42 PM (T1005)

668 Only for patients I have reason to believe are a danger to themselves or others, and it's usually handled by triage.  I have both a moral and a legal duty (Tarasoff) in those cases.  Otherwise, I give not a f*ck if someone has a slingshot or an arsenal at home.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 29, 2014 11:43 PM (b2cFu)

669 669 When asked by my primary care physician, I intend to counter with a question: "how happy are you to have been recruited into the American Stasi?"

Posted by: cthulhu at November 30, 2014 04:42 AM (T1005)



His family name is also a city in Ukraine.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:44 PM (T1005)

670 *sigh* I guess I left myself open for this. Uncle's death brought everybody to a small town in the arctic. When Big tossed everybody's possessions into an unknown pickup, leftard niece posted a general notice seeking to get them back. Big's biodad saw said notice and contacted Big on FB, and big accepted. Now bio-dad wants to "buy him a beer" or "have coffee".  Big is cautiously willing to do so.

The offended party in this should be me, but I really don't care about biodad contacting Big. I'll put my 12 years of parenting up against his running out on an 8 month old baby any day, and twice on Saturday.

Whose devastated in this is Wife. She worked her ass off to get Big away from Biodad and into a life. She succeed, brilliantly (all humility aside, I'm an OK father). Snapshot on Biodad: He punctured a rubber with a pin so he could impregnate Wife while she would think he was being careful, to produce a child he cared nothing about supporting. To this day he owes her $50,000 in child support. That'll give you an insight into Wife's state of mind regarding him.

I trust Big to do the smart thing most times about as far as I can throw an avalanche. In this I do trust him. He KNOWS that Wife dedicated her life to him ( maybe even as far as to marry a strange man from another country just because he seemed to be stable for her kid. Huh. I NEVER thought of that before. I just thought we were destined. LMAO. It doesn't matter ( really, it doesn't, although I'll have to ask her), we're brilliant together.), and I don't believe he'll abrogate that for the allure of biodad. What allure? Guy's a loser, he's got 4 other kids in the same position as Big.

So. It's a shitstorm. The only thing I wish is that I was with Wife. She needs me there to remind her she's not hitched to a loser ( a different loser than me anyway). Facetime isn't an adequate substitute. All of us are good, decent people with good, decent lives fortified to withstand any assault from biodad (which isn't coming anyway).

Wife'll be home Monday and life can go back to normal. Hallelujah.

Posted by: weirddave at November 29, 2014 11:48 PM (KAmzK)

671 670 Only for patients I have reason to believe are a danger to themselves or others, and it's usually handled by triage. I have both a moral and a legal duty (Tarasoff) in those cases. Otherwise, I give not a f*ck if someone has a slingshot or an arsenal at home.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at November 30, 2014 04:43 AM (b2cFu)


By design, this next year is going to be very rocky. The directives and the essentials of patient care are going to go crossways in a big, bad, ugly way. Stay safe and sane, bro! *fistbump*

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:48 PM (T1005)

672 #665

It's going to be interesting to see if the tax site I use has any provision for "Didn't sign up, ain't gonna sign up, fuck you very much." They can try to seize my refund but they'll find another agency already has dibs on it for many years to come.

Posted by: Epobirs at November 29, 2014 11:48 PM (IdCqF)

673 A danger, I drink alone, I subscribe to the let it burn philosophy. Manic/depressive anger management issues. anti depressant meds make me crazy. why yes, I do have firearms in my closet, why do you ask?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at November 29, 2014 11:52 PM (caWaJ)

674 672 *sigh* I guess I left myself open for this. Uncle's death brought everybody to a small town in the arctic. When Big tossed everybody's possessions into an unknown pickup, leftard niece posted a general notice seeking to get them back. Big's biodad saw said notice and contacted Big on FB, and big accepted. Now bio-dad wants to "buy him a beer" or "have coffee". Big is cautiously willing to do so.

The offended party in this should be me, but I really don't care about biodad contacting Big. I'll put my 12 years of parenting up against his running out on an 8 month old baby any day, and twice on Saturday.

Whose devastated in this is Wife. She worked her ass off to get Big away from Biodad and into a life. She succeed, brilliantly (all humility aside, I'm an OK father). Snapshot on Biodad: He punctured a rubber with a pin so he could impregnate Wife while she would think he was being careful, to produce a child he cared nothing about supporting. To this day he owes her $50,000 in child support. That'll give you an insight into Wife's state of mind regarding him.

I trust Big to do the smart thing most times about as far as I can throw an avalanche. In this I do trust him. He KNOWS that Wife dedicated her life to him ( maybe even as far as to marry a strange man from another country just because he seemed to be stable for her kid. Huh. I NEVER thought of that before. I just thought we were destined. LMAO. It doesn't matter ( really, it doesn't, although I'll have to ask her), we're brilliant together.), and I don't believe he'll abrogate that for the allure of biodad. What allure? Guy's a loser, he's got 4 other kids in the same position as Big.

So. It's a shitstorm. The only thing I wish is that I was with Wife. She needs me there to remind her she's not hitched to a loser ( a different loser than me anyway). Facetime isn't an adequate substitute. All of us are good, decent people with good, decent lives fortified to withstand any assault from biodad (which isn't coming anyway).

Wife'll be home Monday and life can go back to normal. Hallelujah.

Posted by: weirddave at November 30, 2014 04:48 AM (KAmzK)



Might it be prudent to bring Big back to the homestead for a confab?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:52 PM (T1005)

675
Might it be prudent to bring Big back to the homestead for a confab?


Thought about it a lot, but have reluctantly come to the conclusion that I need to leave him out there on his own. Biodad stuff I can confab over the phone. Real life stuff? He's GOT to get that down on his own. Here I'd only be subsidizing him.

Posted by: weirddave at November 29, 2014 11:56 PM (KAmzK)

676 Well, it's five am. The Saturday night drunks should be immobile and the church people aren't up yet, so it's off to walmart where it's only the stockers and their pallets in the aisles.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at November 29, 2014 11:57 PM (caWaJ)

677 674 #665

It's going to be interesting to see if the tax site I use has any provision for "Didn't sign up, ain't gonna sign up, fuck you very much." They can try to seize my refund but they'll find another agency already has dibs on it for many years to come.

Posted by: Epobirs at November 30, 2014 04:48 AM (IdCqF)



I have no intention to tell the IRS about my insurance whether I have it or not. And, it should be noted, they can only seize refunds -- so I will be thoroughly underwithheld, because the penalty for underwithholding is significantly less than the Obamacare penalty tax.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 29, 2014 11:57 PM (T1005)

678 677
Might it be prudent to bring Big back to the homestead for a confab?


Thought about it a lot, but have reluctantly come to the conclusion that I need to leave him out there on his own. Biodad stuff I can confab over the phone. Real life stuff? He's GOT to get that down on his own. Here I'd only be subsidizing him.

Posted by: weirddave at November 30, 2014 04:56 AM (KAmzK)



As I alluded to above, it's more-or-less inevitable that he meet biodad....and that goes directly to the question of whether biodad is Walter White of the North or just a jerk. If Big won't end up dead or in jail, meeting the ex is merely a learning experience.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 30, 2014 12:04 AM (T1005)

679 g'mornin', 'rons anyone want a turkey sammich?

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 30, 2014 12:40 AM (KCxzN)

680 8 stacked bullet guy should be in church every Sunday the remainder of his life. As I will be tonight, with boiled peanuts for potluck! Off to work this morning though. Later!

Posted by: Erowmero at November 30, 2014 12:48 AM (go5uR)

681 Loved the SR71 story, and Al Gore can go screw himself.

Posted by: MTF at November 30, 2014 12:53 AM (6um35)

682 The only time to go to walmart. early am.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 01:09 AM (imR+Y)

683 Wow, go off to write and to sleep.  In the meantime the ONT turns into Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club...

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 01:13 AM (wU90H)

684 Only for a few brief moments Anna.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2014 01:14 AM (imR+Y)

685 We're Sergeant Pepper's *snore*

Posted by: cthulhu at November 30, 2014 01:19 AM (T1005)

686 Or should that be Sgt. Preppers Lonely Hearts Club of Survivalists?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 01:23 AM (wU90H)

687 Its wonderful to be here It's certainly a thrill.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2014 01:54 AM (JdEZJ)

688 Last night was weird. I must have woken up a dozen times. Each time was after a weird little dream and every time I had a headache. Like I was dreaming too hard. Every dream was what I call a puzzle dream where I'm trying to figure or work something out.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2014 01:58 AM (JdEZJ)

689 Sargent Shriver's Bleeding Hearts Club Band was the NatLAmp version, IIRC.

Posted by: Epobirs at November 30, 2014 02:00 AM (IdCqF)

690 I WEAR THE CHAINS I FORGED IN LIFE... unfortunately, I'm still living. Howdy, stangests! We all standing in line for the morning thread, or for the bathroom?

Posted by: mindful webworker is snug & warm at November 30, 2014 02:14 AM (AY/TT)

691 I 'd like it if that smile and Guinness were intended for me. Fate owes me one.

Posted by: MTF at November 30, 2014 02:15 AM (6um35)

692 They finally stopped running that stupid Red Cross PSA on the radio around here that says 'This year is predicted to be the worst hurricane season on record.' It had run for at least 4 years prior.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2014 02:18 AM (JdEZJ)

693 Well, had a wonderful time of family togetherness yesterday. A day in the woods, shooting at each other with paintball guns helps to work off the excess weight from Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 30, 2014 02:19 AM (wPA9Q)

694 Airplane people tell another story of the SR71.  A Blackbird crew had honked up the center to request 50,000 feet altitude.  Some smartass comes back on the radio and says, "How are you going to get there?"  Reply from the SR71:  "We're going to dive."

Posted by: creeper at November 30, 2014 02:20 AM (j3qY2)

695 Only one?

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 30, 2014 02:22 AM (KeRzR)

696 freaked: "...stopped running that stupid Red Cross PSA on the radio..." I like it when the radio ads warn about the horrible winter weather were having... on 65&def days like yesterday.

Posted by: mindful webworker thinking about rising at November 30, 2014 02:25 AM (AY/TT)

697 Well, that and the speed check are the only ones I can remember.

Posted by: creeper at November 30, 2014 02:26 AM (j3qY2)

698 One is a good start

Posted by: MTF at November 30, 2014 02:28 AM (6um35)

699 Ugh.  Now I see MTF's above.  'Scuse the interruption.

Posted by: creeper at November 30, 2014 02:36 AM (j3qY2)

700 Bowman blows the Popsicle stand

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/red-kubrick-montage-2.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 02:37 AM (wU90H)

701 THE DEAR LEADER wants to indoctrinate your children! They are all HIS children!! OBEY THE DEAR LEADER!!!

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at November 30, 2014 02:40 AM (vFmT2)

702 'Horde- I. being duly hung-guh-over, have dooly f'nsh'd reeding 1st 500 Comments. I denounce mankind, wmynkind types, and temperance ... *looking to the Gods of Jack Daniel and pleading* Reinforcements. Now!

Posted by: Delurks on Sundays at November 30, 2014 03:54 AM (aXCDY)

703 Think you know a lot about beer? Take a quiz and find out. 10/10. I am such a beer nerd.

Posted by: Physics Geek at November 30, 2014 01:42 PM (llWHs)

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