March 30, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (3-30-2016)
— Maetenloch

Death of the Slaying Hero

Has modern civilization lost its love for the warrior archetype?

The modern heroic ideal replaces the slaying hero with the individual whose higher purpose drives him to serve others - not battle or defeat them. The highest form of this heroism occurs when such service involves risking one's own life. Lindberg points to the New York City firefighters who rushed into the World Trade Center on 9/11 and to humanitarian aid workers who travel to the world's most dangerous places. Analyzing lists of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, Lindberg spots a trend: the percentage of citations that include a life-saving narrative has escalated markedly in the modern era. "The increasing emphasis on life-saving activity over time is so starkly apparent that it is tempting to conclude that no one will get the Congressional Medal of Honor any more simply for exacting a price on the enemy," he writes. "Absent the saving function, the chance of a medal being awarded now seems vanishingly low."

I saw the same trend in reader reactions to my book. While speaking before audiences about the nine heroes profiled in Valor, I noticed a clear difference in the responses to stories in which the hero killed enemy forces versus those in which the hero saved lives. The distinction was so sharp that I revised my talks to emphasize the saving narratives.

If the American military - the most powerful fighting force in the history of the world-reserves its highest honor not for killing the enemy but for saving lives, "then we have perhaps reached the point in the development of the modern world at which the modern, saving form of heroism has eclipsed the vestigial forms of classical heroism and their slaying ways for good," Lindberg observes.

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When Motivational Speakers Snap

Here motivational speaker Eric Thomas who clawed his way up from being a homeless high school dropout in Detroit comes to speak to high school students at Vashon High School, one of the worst schools in St. Louis. But when some students keep talking and texting, Thomas goes off script at the 3:30 mark.

Authoritarianism Goes Global

Now that authoritarianism has "gone global," we must confront the disconcerting prospect that the most influential antidemocratic regimes are no longer content simply to contain democracy. Instead, they want to roll it back by reversing the advances dating from the democratic surge of the late 20th century. The challenge presented by regimes in Moscow, Beijing, and Tehran is being taken to an entirely new level by virtue of their projection of illiberal values and standards beyond their own national borders. Just a decade ago, few political observers could even have imagined such a development.

Scientist Claims There's Even More Evidence of Planet Nine's Existence

Planet Nine!

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The Indestructible Alkemade

On the night of March 24 1944 RAF Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade was forced to jump from his burning Lancaster bomber 18,000 feet from the ground. Without a parachute.

Centring his turret and opening the doors, Alkemade was greeted by a vision of hell. His parachute was already well alight and the fierce flames seared his exposed face and wrists. His rubber oxygen mask, clamped tight over his mouth and nose began to melt.

The immense heat forced Alkemade to close the turret doors again. He was trapped. Falling through the sky in a burning and abandoned aircraft. 3½ miles above enemy territory. And it was about to get worse. The conflagration devouring the aircraft now breached the rear doors and set the turret's hydraulic fluid alight. The liquid-fuelled flames spread to Alkemade's clothing. What could have been going through his mind? I'll let him tell you:

"I had the choice of staying with the aircraft or jumping out. If I stayed I would be burned to death - my clothes were already well alight and my face and hands burnt, though at the time I scarcely noticed the pain owing to my high state of excitement...I decided to jump and end it all as quick and clean as I could. I rotated the turret to starboard, and, not even bothering to take off my helmet and intercom, did a back flip out into the night. It was very quiet, the only sound being the drumming of aircraft engines in the distance, and no sensation of falling at all. I felt suspended in space. Regrets at not getting home were my chief thoughts, and I did think once that it didn't seem very strange to be going to die in a few seconds - none of the parade of my past or anything else like that."

Falling head-first, looking back towards the stars twinkling in the night sky, FS Alkemade, serenity itself, hurtled towards the ground at 120 mph. At some point in the descent, Alkemade lost consciousness, possibly his body's reaction to the pain where the flames had licked around his skin. Above him, Werewolf exploded.

Three hours later, Alkemade opened his eyes. He was lying on snowy ground in a small pine wood. Above him the stars were still visible, only this time they were framed by the edges of the hole he had smashed through the tree canopy. Assessing himself, Alkemade found that he was remarkably intact. In addition to the burns and cuts to the head and thigh, all received in the aircraft, he was suffering only bruising and a twisted knee. Not a single bone had been broken or even fractured. Both of his flying boots had disappeared, probably torn from his feet as he unconsciously struck the tree branches. Being of no further use, Alkemade discarded his parachute harness in the snow.

It turns out that Alkemade cheated death again at least three times after the war as well.

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Bullet-Time Video Literally

Recently at work I've been playing with very high speed cameras in order to catch the details of fast-moving objects. But the catch with filming at a high frame rate is that the exposure time gets small and so you tend to be light-starved. Here it looks like Bullet Theory Films either acquire their video in strong daylight or use intense lights when filming inside.

RSM: Amy Schumer Will Tell You What to Think (And You Must Comply)

And pardon me for disagreeing with Ms. Schumer in her role as Commissar of Feminist Thought Police, but men are entitled to their own opinions about the traits they like or dislike in women.

Lecturing men that there's "nothing wrong with 'complicated' women" may make Amy Schumer feel good about herself, and a thousand of her fans can show their agreement by retweeting her lecture, but that is not going to improve Jubilee Sharpe's prospects for marital success. For all I know, maybe Jubilee Sharpe will make some lucky guy a wonderful wife, but when a woman speaks of herself as having a "complicated past," couldn't this be viewed as a flashing caution light for any guy evaluating her as a potential bride? Marriage is a high-stakes game, and it is best for a man to be careful in assessing his selection.

Why do you suppose 34-year-old Amy Schumer has never been married?

...Isn't it also true, however, that Amy Schumer is "complicated"? This is the case with most feminists, really. They are "complicated," they have "issues," and their political agenda is transparently a matter of rationalizing their grievances and justifying their resentments.

This is not to say that Amy Schumer (or any other feminist) does not have actual reasons to be resentful. The problem with feminism, as with any other radical egalitarian ideology, is that rearranging the world to fit a political agenda is a poor substitute for dealing with your own problems as an individual. The Commissar of the Thought Police may think she is "empowering" women by unleashing her wrath against a TV personality who says something she considers offensive. But does this typical example of feminist bullying tactics actually help anyone?

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The First Rule of Prison Break Is to Never Leave a Buddy Behind

Even when your buddy can't pull himself up a rope and the stolen escape helicopter is waiting. Apparently the guards at the prison in St-Jérôme, Quebec watched the whole thing.

What Books Did Ernest Shackleton Take With Him on His Final Antarctic Expedition?

London's Royal Geographical Society recently digitized a photograph taken aboard the Endurance in March 1915. The image shows the explorer's collection of reading material, and thanks to digital enhancement, their titles are visible for the first time. We now know that Shackleton brought dictionaries and encyclopedias with him as well as famous works of literature. Some of the notable titles include The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the Poetical Works of Shelley and Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad. He also brought with him a number of tomes detailing polar expeditions from the past, like Voyage to the Polar Sea and Journal of HMS Enterprise.

...The frame hanging on the wall at the left side of the picture contains a print of Rudyard Kipling's poem "If". According to the Royal Geographical Society, Shackleton carried the poem with him onto a sheet of floating ice while fleeing his sinking ship.

The Endurance remained trapped in ice for 10 months before ultimately sinking into the sea, forcing the crew to transfer to the ship's three lifeboats. It was months before they finally found help, but Shackleton was able to lead all 28 members of his crew to safety.

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A Baseball Mystery: The Home Run Is Back, And No One Knows Why

I'd like to believe a MoneyBall effect is at work but I suspect it's more likely to be BALCO II.

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Man Disguised as Woman Recorded "Hours" of Mall Restroom Video: Investigators

The important thing is that he self-identified as a female bathroom perv. Second look at the Boulder Porta-Potty peeper?

Chrisco also said his "goddess religion" no longer involved spying on women.

"I was still trying to iron out my religious beliefs," Chrisco said of his initial arrest. "Those leanings were in the past."

Chrisco said he plans on becoming a lawyer or starting up his church to help others like himself.

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 06:18 PM | Comments (486)
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1 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2016 06:19 PM (YJmuy)

2 Don't want to point out the obvious, but men are complicated as well. As are non-feminist women.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 30, 2016 06:22 PM (MrV8Y)

3 Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove at March 30, 2016 06:23 PM (nckx1)

4 Woot woot ONT baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 30, 2016 06:23 PM (voOPb)

5 Grumpy Tree:

http://tinyurl.com/jcjt6uq

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 30, 2016 06:23 PM (AroJD)

6 Dr Robert Oppenheimer or my cat named Dr Robert Oppenheimer?

Posted by: dr sheldon cooper at March 30, 2016 06:24 PM (ioqGj)

7 Why did you give your  cats a bunch of Jewish names?

Posted by: Dr. Sheldon Cooper's Mom at March 30, 2016 06:25 PM (MrV8Y)

8 I have got to read the Alkemade article!

Posted by: t-bird at March 30, 2016 06:26 PM (OLNwX)

9 nothing wrong with 'complicated' women Even the Bangles knew better - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x05rapdaj94

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 30, 2016 06:26 PM (6FqZa)

10 "Zazzy" isn't a Jewish name, mother.

Posted by: dr sheldon cooper at March 30, 2016 06:27 PM (ioqGj)

11 7: Cause cats are Jews. Can't trust the fuckers you know.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 30, 2016 06:27 PM (ucDmr)

12 People are as complicated as they allow themselves to be. The more complicated? The more fucked up in the head they are

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 30, 2016 06:27 PM (voOPb)

13 I watched the repeat of that episode just a couple of days ago... twice.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at March 30, 2016 06:28 PM (ioqGj)

14 2 Don't want to point out the obvious, but men are complicated as well. Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 30, 2016 11:22 PM Nah. Most just want a little sun, a little food, and a little every so often.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at March 30, 2016 06:28 PM (sOhww)

15 meeeooowww

Posted by: Those Crafty JOOOS at March 30, 2016 06:28 PM (VQ7bK)

16 I had the choice of staying with the aircraft or jumping out. If I stayed I would be burned to death - my clothes were already well alight and my face and hands burnt, though at the time I scarcely noticed the pain owing to my high state of excitement...I decided to jump and end it all as quick and clean as I could. That was commonplace among World War I pilots, who often didn't have parachutes. When their aircraft caught fire, they usually jumped to their deaths rather than burn on the way down. I remember reading Eddie Rickenbacker's autobiography when I was a kid. His squadron commander, Raoul Lufbery, always told his men to stay with their planes as long as possible, since jumping meant certain death. One day Lufbery's plane was hit and caught fire. He jumped.

Posted by: rickl at March 30, 2016 06:28 PM (sdi6R)

17 Any morons in the twin cities? Hang on tight BLM pissed two white cops who shot black man are not charged. NCAAP woman had the nerve to say that if the city burnt it was on Hennipen County's hands. Talk about a "leader" who wants to see destruction

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 30, 2016 06:29 PM (voOPb)

18 Yeah

Posted by: Iforgot at March 30, 2016 06:29 PM (NHQQx)

19 So much content!

Posted by: wooga at March 30, 2016 06:30 PM (n5VsB)

20 16: He should have just went to his safe place. Damn, didn't he know anything?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 30, 2016 06:30 PM (ucDmr)

21 Oog.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 06:31 PM (EzgxV)

22 17 Any morons in the twin cities? Hang on tight BLM pissed two white cops who shot black man are not charged. NCAAP woman had the nerve to say that if the city burnt it was on Hennipen County's hands. Talk about a "leader" who wants to see destruction Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 30, 2016 11:29 PM (voOPb) It's Minneapolis. They'll be lucky if ISIS doesn't get involved.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 30, 2016 06:31 PM (7qAYi)

23 11 7: Cause cats are Jews. Can't trust the fuckers you know.
The ancient Egyptians worshiped cats as gods so if they were Jews, that must have been a bit awkward.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 06:32 PM (NGd+i)

24 It is not certain that some wicked one of your race will not find out a secret as evil as the Deplorable Word and use it to destroy all living things. And soon, very soon, before you are an old man and an old woman, great nations of your world will be ruled by tyrants who care no more for joy and justice and mercy than the Empress Jadis. Let your world beware. That is the warning. -- Aslan

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 30, 2016 06:32 PM (6FqZa)

25 The Self Admitted Irrationality of Social Justice The website "Everyday Feminism" is well known as a black whole of insanity that sucks in all sentient thought and pukes out the Hawking Radiation (apologies to Hawking) of Social Justice. However it is not everyday that they outright admit their irrationality, and revel in it. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11430

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 30, 2016 06:32 PM (vBeA5)

26 17: Saw that bitch on the news tonite. Good luck twin cities. Glad I have no family there anymore. It will burn.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 30, 2016 06:33 PM (ucDmr)

27 Google my bad ass. Pilot, speed demon, lost at sea,etc. Replaced the original ch in my last name with cl. Wanted the Hun out.

Posted by: Eddie Rickenbacker at March 30, 2016 06:33 PM (nckx1)

28 As usual, a tasty and complex ONT, Maet. Kudos. Very interesting memo there on nuke use. Especially like (besides the writing), Oppenheimer's impressive comment that he and his colleagues had no special insight into the political and military aspects of the technology they had created. And of course we know from history that a "demonstration" of the nuke would have been an utter fiasco - i.e., useless. In the very meeting of the Big Six summoned by Hirohito the morning of Aug. 9 (while Nagasaki was getting hit), the military's basic report on Hiroshima was that they could handle it, they had countermeasures in mind, etc. That is - the "shock" effect that was the prime element in US strategy in using the bombs did not occur, and was a failure. Hirohito, Lord Kito, and the peace party seized on Hiroshima as a pretext for what they wanted to do anyway (surrender). The Japanese military was far from knocked off balance by the atomic bomb. As well they should (not) have been. Just a big bomb. Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, and other cities called to say "hi" and yawn about your nukyler devastation.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 06:34 PM (QDnY+)

29 Same reason people jumped to their fates on at the Twin Towers. Fire is hot, and it hurts bad.

Posted by: navybrat at March 30, 2016 06:35 PM (8QGte)

30 Didn't know what time it was and the lights were low I leaned back on my radio Some cat was layin' down some rock 'n' roll 'lotta soul, he said Then the loud sound did seem to fade Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase That weren't no D.J. that was hazy cosmic jive

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 30, 2016 06:35 PM (rwI+c)

31 That's hardly a slick caper-film escape.

Looks like the Trailer Park Boys breaking out.

Posted by: reality disappoints again at March 30, 2016 06:36 PM (HgucG)

32 Holy Homework, Batman! That's one helluva ONT. Seriously, thanks for everything you do, Matlock Error. I don't think you hear that enough. And, gd'evening & g'night, folks.

Posted by: Chi at March 30, 2016 06:36 PM (LUPlG)

33 >>>Scientist Claims There's Even More Evidence of Planet Nine's Existence<<<




Maybe if Batman were actually blind he could see it?

Posted by: Neal DeAss Tyson at March 30, 2016 06:36 PM (H9MG5)

34 No parking validations after 11pm. (Checks watch) Well, dammit...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 30, 2016 06:36 PM (rJUlF)

35 Women are incredibly awesome, in general. More specifically, you want to screen for "low drama." Mrs. Splunge is "low drama" and we have been happy for many, many years.

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 06:36 PM (iMxBJ)

36 Who was it recommended "Trailer Park Boys" The wife and I watched 3 episodes. We feel so cheap.

Posted by: navybrat at March 30, 2016 06:37 PM (8QGte)

37 The man who was filming in the women's bathroom, just doing research for his transition.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 30, 2016 06:37 PM (6n332)

38 19 So much content! So much great friggin content. FIFY wooga

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 30, 2016 06:37 PM (voOPb)

39 And of course we know from history that a "demonstration" of the nuke would have been an utter fiasco - i.e., useless. Yep. We did demonstrate it, on Hiroshima. Still had to do it again.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 30, 2016 06:37 PM (rwI+c)

40 17: Saw that bitch on the news tonite. Good luck twin cities. Glad I have no family there anymore. It will burn. Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 30, 2016 11:33 PM Hey chavez. I didn't realize there was any minority population in the Twin Cities, but the last time I was there was maybe 25 yrs ago. Times have changed I guess.

Posted by: Farmer at March 30, 2016 06:38 PM (o/90i)

41 If you claim you "identify as a woman," you can shoot unlimited video in the Ladies' Room. Diversity demands it.

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 06:38 PM (iMxBJ)

42 Greetings, horde, from Portland OR.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 30, 2016 06:38 PM (VTARB)

43 Wondering if I should watch the motivational speaker meltdown vid. It sounds like it will be painful.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 30, 2016 06:39 PM (2x3L+)

44 Good evening aop and the rest of the horde.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 06:39 PM (/E+t2)

45 Authoritarianism Goes Global. Boy. I'll be subscribing to that guys writing just as soon as I can find a stamp. . . and an envelope. Can I get me a writing job like that?

Posted by: Welcher Cleaveland at March 30, 2016 06:39 PM (uSdAV)

46 Cause cats are Jews. -- My ex always said cats were Presbyterians. Never understood that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 30, 2016 06:40 PM (rJUlF)

47 27 Google my bad ass. Pilot, speed demon, lost at sea,etc. Replaced the original ch in my last name with cl. Wanted the Hun out. Posted by: Eddie Rickenbacker at March 30, 2016 11:33 PM (nckx1) You forgot "Medal of Honor recipient" and "successful businessman". He was a legendary American hero when I was a kid. Today he's totally forgotten.

Posted by: rickl at March 30, 2016 06:40 PM (sdi6R)

48 Why can't we honor soldiers who save lives by killing lots and lots of the enemy? Win-win.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at March 30, 2016 06:40 PM (MxONJ)

49 Farmer, place is full,of gang bangers and Somalis. A liberals paradise. Hang on gonna be a helluva ride.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 30, 2016 06:40 PM (ucDmr)

50 >>>It sounds like it will be painful. No, watch it, it's good. That is probably the first adult to be brutally honest with them, the little bastards.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 06:41 PM (/E+t2)

51 "The increasing emphasis on life-saving activity over time is so starkly apparent that it is tempting to conclude that no one will get the Congressional Medal of Honor any more simply for exacting a price on the enemy, Was it ever common to get the Medal of Honor just for exacting a price on the enemy, though? Even the old stories I know of involve the person putting himself in an incredible amount of danger.

Posted by: AD at March 30, 2016 06:41 PM (Gytl7)

52 42 Greetings, horde, from Portland OR. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 30, 2016 11:38 PM (VTARB) =========== Go to Powell's! One of the best bookstores evah.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 30, 2016 06:41 PM (EZebt)

53 43 Wondering if I should watch the motivational speaker meltdown vid. It sounds like it will be painful. Posted by: L, Elle at March 30, 2016 11:39 PM (2x3L+) Nope. Good stuff all the way.

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 06:42 PM (iMxBJ)

54 He was a legendary American hero when I was a kid. Today he's totally forgotten. Posted by: rickl We have a different brand of "heroes" nowdays.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 30, 2016 06:42 PM (FkBIv)

55 Anybody here play The Division?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 30, 2016 06:42 PM (R5HRU)

56 I watched a PBS documentary on Earnest Shackleton. Talk about a fuckin' boss, wow! It was on Netflix, I believe, There are no words to do it justice, just watch.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 06:43 PM (/E+t2)

57 For the Bangles fans here, here is a Michael Steele compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs42a2sbYY4 ... well, maybe more for Bangles *anti* fans....

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 30, 2016 06:43 PM (6FqZa)

58 Here's at least three more reasons why to never date "feminists" like Amy Schumer. http://tinyurl.com/h87vjwj Best line in that YouTube video is: "I hope the pussy is worth your soul.".

Posted by: Thrawn at March 30, 2016 06:43 PM (s87AC)

59 42 Greetings, horde, from Portland OR. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ---------------- ? I knew you were a Canuck, but you're a hippie, too? Are you following a band around the US or something?

Posted by: Chi at March 30, 2016 06:43 PM (LUPlG)

60 The biggest threats to democracy aren't the "authoritarian regimes" like Russia, China, and Iran but the elitist ruling classes inside of the "free" (to do what they allow) supposedly democratic regimes like the EU, Canada, and increasingly America.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 30, 2016 06:43 PM (csH1n)

61 >>>Anybody here play The Division? No, but been thinking about it. I play Black Ops 3. I heard it was good though.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 06:44 PM (/E+t2)

62 Yo, horde. That's a lot of content. I love the Oppenhiemer letter. Humility, subtlety and realism. Today he would be called either a kill crazy psycho or a limp wristed pussy.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 06:44 PM (e+1S5)

63 Endurance:  Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing is one of the best adventure books I have read.  The things they did to get out of the ice and sail to an inhabited island and then over a glacier to a settlement seem incredible, but they did them. 

Posted by: huerfano at March 30, 2016 06:44 PM (NSb9d)

64 42 Greetings, horde, from Portland OR. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
Your a Grimm?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 06:45 PM (NGd+i)

65 56 I watched a PBS documentary on Earnest Shackleton. Talk about a fuckin' boss, wow! It was on Netflix, I believe, There are no words to do it justice, just watch. Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 11:43 PM (/E+t2) Haven't seen it, but read a couple of books about his adventures. Unbelievable that he made it back, and came back for his comrades. The guy was one in a billion.

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 06:45 PM (iMxBJ)

66 Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 11:34 PM (QDnY+) IIRC, we had only one more atomic bomb ("Gadget") to use at the time if the Japanese didn't surrender.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 30, 2016 06:45 PM (s87AC)

67 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/715260462955380736 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/715260585059958785 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/715260719617478656 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/715260851037609984

Posted by: kbdabear at March 30, 2016 06:46 PM (csH1n)

68 >>>Unbelievable that he made it back, and came back for his comrades. The guy was one in a billion. No doubt! He was like an actual Greek mythological hero.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 06:46 PM (/E+t2)

69 58 Here's at least three more reasons why to never date "feminists" like Amy Schumer. http://tinyurl.com/h87vjwj Best line in that YouTube video is: "I hope the pussy is worth your soul.". Posted by: Thrawn at March 30, 2016 11:43 PM (s87AC) Couldn't make it through 45 seconds. The ape is no problem, but that other creature in there creeped me out big time. What is that?

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 06:47 PM (iMxBJ)

70 Actually, Grump, no - which was my main point. Hiroshima was a pretext for surrender, not a separate and unique cause. And Nagasaki did not figure into the decision at all, as knowledge of it came after the decision had been made. And using the bomb(s) was clearly the right call, as was planning to use many more of them during Olympic on Kyushu, if it came to that. But the "shock effect," the whole (and plausible) rationale for "preserving" certain Japanese cities from the bombing campaign to make their instant atomic destruction more dramatic, was a failure. Nobody in a position to influence national policy was "shocked" into changing their position - one way or the other - by the nuclear strikes. Just another reminder of how unimaginable it would have been if the invasion plans had to be carried out.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 06:47 PM (QDnY+)

71 Amy Schumer can take one right in the sqeakhole, but first.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 30, 2016 06:48 PM (ucDmr)

72 42 Greetings, horde, from Portland OR. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 30, 2016 11:38 PM My Lord, do you just traverse Alberta to AZ all the time? Good on you, but you must be much younger than I am to do that repeatedly. Keep on keeping on.

Posted by: Farmer at March 30, 2016 06:48 PM (o/90i)

73 More Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/715260974861852672 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/715261099323564032 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/715264375100215297

Posted by: kbdabear at March 30, 2016 06:48 PM (csH1n)

74 >>>Wondering if I should watch the motivational speaker meltdown vid Do it. Guy has an excellent command presence.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 06:48 PM (e+1S5)

75 So, had the carpet cleaner out today to see if they could get out the stains from the last asshole tenant. Gushie says the stain/discoloration look like a giant unit, and that I shouldn't judge while the junk is still damp. So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there. http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 06:48 PM (EpYwv)

76 Many had assumed that the era of globalization would give democracies a huge advantage in this sphere *** Autocrats in third world, second world, and even in the first have done a much better job at using the new tools that social media and big data have given them then those not interested in raw political power. Hell, you can see it clearly here in the US. Compare "Orca" with whatever the hell replaced Journolist.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 30, 2016 06:48 PM (pibXr)

77 74 >>>Wondering if I should watch the motivational speaker meltdown vid Do it. Guy has an excellent command presence. Posted by: DC in River City at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM (e+1S5) Yup. Plus, it's not really a meltdown. It's a talented speaker giving his young audience just what they needed, whether they knew it or not.

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 06:50 PM (iMxBJ)

78 Agree with Arson and Splunge, the black speaker vid was good through and through. Tough words that needed to be said. Watch it if you haven't. Thanks for the always excellent ONT, Maetenloch

Posted by: L, Elle at March 30, 2016 06:50 PM (2x3L+)

79 Caught Up in You 38 Special https://youtu.be/zg21Rkew874 The 1980s goes up to eleven.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 30, 2016 06:50 PM (VdICR)

80 Amy Schumer still hasn't come to grips with the fact that if you're a pain in the ass with a high maintenance personality you'd better be smoking hot. Amy is the equivalent of the ugly car that's no fun to drive and is constantly at the repair shop

Posted by: kbdabear at March 30, 2016 06:51 PM (csH1n)

81 eric thomas did not lose it it was scripted.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 06:52 PM (vb33c)

82 o, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? At least there's no outline of a body.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 30, 2016 06:53 PM (rwI+c)

83 Yeah, DC, very good speaker. I was worried that the HS crowd would turn on him and beat the shit out of him or something. He had the attention of everyone of those kids in the room.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 30, 2016 06:53 PM (2x3L+)

84 So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there.

Let it dry, take another look, and be prepared for the $1,400 bill.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2016 06:53 PM (YJmuy)

85 From the preface to The Worst Journey In The World: For a joint scientific and geographical piece of organisation, give me Scott; for a Winter Journey, Wilson; for a dash to the Pole and nothing else, Amundsen: and if I am in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 06:53 PM (iMxBJ)

86 AD - echo your comment on MoH winners in the past - saving lives, usually your comrades', seems familiar as a prime element in citations going back a long way. DC in River City - you said it better than I did. About Oppenheimer's letter, and the true sophistication it represented. Exactly. Thrawn, yes. One more Fat Man available, as I recall - with more bombs to start becoming available (serial production of sorts) starting in October 1945. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki strikes were deliberately "paced" close together to imply that the weapons used were readily available to the US, and would be used unstintingly. But the Nagasaki strike came inside the enemy's decision cycle, so didn't figure into it, and the surrender faction grabbed hold of Hiroshima as a pretext much more than they were "shocked" into their long-standing position.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 06:54 PM (QDnY+)

87 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 30, 2016 06:54 PM (WTSFk)

88 someone needs to send a tweet to the twit that is talking about planet nine, if he has discovered anything it is planet ten.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 06:54 PM (vb33c)

89 I always knew there was a Planet 9. There were doubters.

Posted by: eleven at March 30, 2016 06:55 PM (qUNWi)

90 The home run is back because of the mother f**king Cubbies Damn skippy

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 30, 2016 06:55 PM (FOThK)

91 I am just going outside the ONT and may be some time.

Posted by: zombie capt. lawrence oates at March 30, 2016 06:55 PM (ioqGj)

92 >>>Posted by: kbdabear at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM (csH1n) When I have my slave army of SJWs construct the New And Better Parthenon, you will be at Zeus' right hand for your good works.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 06:56 PM (e+1S5)

93 Couldn't make it through 45 seconds. The ape is no problem, but that other creature in there creeped me out big time. What is that? Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 11:47 PM (iMxBJ) lol, that would be "Justin" the sexually ambiguous "feminist". Or do you mean the stills from the Planet of the Apes movies?

Posted by: Thrawn at March 30, 2016 06:56 PM (s87AC)

94 Things always get complicated - it's human nature. Example: My angel, the Future Empress, has been a bit distant of late. We talk daily, of course, and still see each other when we can, but she's begun to brood on the "age question." She's too old to have children - which breaks her heart and mine, both - and so she has begun to doubt what sense marriage makes in our context. I won't argue with her on the matter, except to say that any outcome that allows us to live out our days together would be ideal. And she knows about the 'nieces,' and still encourages me to enjoy life while I still can. Yes, complicated.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 06:56 PM (lutOX)

95 79: The 80's, when MTV actually had videos. Not particularly good ones but videos never the less. That blond in the video is smokin' hot. I remember her in few other music videos and some commercials. She popped up on various TV shows too. Probably had a name but I'm too lazy to look up obscure 80s era actresses. .38 Special was a pretty solid band.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 06:56 PM (NGd+i)

96 From the preface to The Worst Journey In The World: For a joint scientific and geographical piece of organisation, give me Scott; for a Winter Journey, Wilson; for a dash to the Pole and nothing else, Amundsen: and if I am in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 11:53 PM (iMxBJ well byrd actually flew into a hole.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 06:56 PM (vb33c)

97 >>>if I am in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time Love it! Awesome quote.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 06:56 PM (/E+t2)

98 IIRC, we had only one more atomic bomb ("Gadget") to use at the time Go go gadget bomb!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 30, 2016 06:57 PM (FkBIv)

99 Late evening horde. In before 100? Something happen tonight?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 06:57 PM (hlMPp)

100 93 lol, that would be "Justin" the sexually ambiguous "feminist". Or do you mean the stills from the Planet of the Apes movies? Posted by: Thrawn at March 30, 2016 11:56 PM (s87AC) I do not.

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 06:57 PM (iMxBJ)

101 IIRC, we had only one more atomic bomb ("Gadget") to use at the time if the Japanese didn't surrender. Posted by: Thrawn at March 30, 2016 11:45 PM (s87AC) The threat of Soviet invasion was probably a bigger motivator than the threat of another A-bomb. Considering what the Soviets did to the Germans, the Japanese made the wise choice at that point.

Posted by: The Atomic Hat at March 30, 2016 06:57 PM (vBeA5)

102 Amy Schumer still hasn't come to grips with the fact that if you're a pain in the ass with a high maintenance personality you'd better be smoking hot. *** Well...the whole point of heterosexual feminism is to devalue physical and emotional attractiveness in female social hierarchies. Basically if you are ugly on eh outside...or especially the inside...why not make ugliness a virtue and beauty the sin?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 30, 2016 06:57 PM (pibXr)

103 is it Bangles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDlMikNE3Y or is it My Bloody Valentine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-cmeVcoRBA

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 30, 2016 06:58 PM (6FqZa)

104 I don't find Amy Schumer funny at all. I can't stand watching her

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 30, 2016 06:58 PM (dULJN)

105 To say "I'm complicated" is a humble brag method for laying claim to far more intellectual and / or interpersonal heft than you actually possess. If it makes you happy, great, but do not expect me to give your quest for validation the least bit of support. And do not presume to lecture me about how I owe you such validation and I am only withholding it through some mumbo-jumbo assertion of "privilege".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at March 30, 2016 06:58 PM (BK3ZS)

106 Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 11:44 PM (/E+t2) A lot of fun. I've got the XB1 version.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 30, 2016 06:58 PM (R5HRU)

107 lol, that would be "Justin" the sexually ambiguous "feminist". Or do you mean the stills from the Planet of the Apes movies? ___ That's not a man baby...that's a woman!

Posted by: Austin Powers at March 30, 2016 06:59 PM (pibXr)

108 well byrd actually flew into a hole. Posted by: yankeefifth See? There is precedent!

Posted by: Don Lemon at March 30, 2016 06:59 PM (FkBIv)

109 42 Greetings, horde, from Portland OR. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ---------------- I knew you were a Canuck, but you're a hippie, too? Are you following a band around the US or something? Posted by: Chi at March 30, 2016 11:43 PM You'd be surprised at the Morons who are following bands around. Jules has dragged me up to Milwaukee this Sun for a Meat Loaf show. It should be much fun.

Posted by: I would anything for love at March 30, 2016 06:59 PM (o/90i)

110 79: The 80's, when MTV actually had videos. Not particularly good ones but videos never the less. That blond in the video is smokin' hot. I remember her in few other music videos and some commercials. She popped up on various TV shows too. Probably had a name but I'm too lazy to look up obscure 80s era actresses. .38 Special was a pretty solid band. Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 11:56 PM (NGd+i) sure it was rolled out in the 80s but only because it fell behind a shelf and someone forgot about it in the 70s. Did you see the video?

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 06:59 PM (vb33c)

111 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 11:56 PM (lutOX Adoption out of the question? *just reading up now so may be out of context/out of line

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:00 PM (hlMPp)

112 So, had the carpet cleaner out today to see if they could get out the stains from the last asshole tenant. Gushie says the stain/discoloration look like a giant unit, and that I shouldn't judge while the junk is still damp. So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there.
http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM (EpYwv)



Go with hardwood and change the color of the drapes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 30, 2016 07:00 PM (kqIMj)

113 >>>So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there. http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM There's always hardwood under the carpet.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:00 PM (e+1S5)

114 When I was a kid, my parents were friends of a couple who were in turn friends of Eddie Rickenbacker. Rickenbacker stopped in to visit with them from time, to time when he was passing through town on Eastern business. When those folks moved, they sold my mother and father their guest bedroom furniture. They needed it because they had built a house, and needed bedroom furniture for their kid, Mike. So, for years, I slept in a bed that had been slept in by Capt'n Eddie. As we speak, I am sitting in a chair from that room, which presumably, he sat in.

Posted by: Heckle and Jeckle at March 30, 2016 07:00 PM (Z58Xa)

115 . So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there. http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM (EpYwv) **** I do rentals, and pretty much plan to do all carpet and paint with a tenant turn. I view it as a nice surprise when I don't have to. That said, I would wait for that to dry to see what's up.

Posted by: Tim in GA [/i] [/s] [/b] at March 30, 2016 07:00 PM (YLidQ)

116 So, for years, I slept in a bed that had been slept in by Capt'n Eddie. As we speak, I am sitting in a chair from that room, which presumably, he sat in. Posted by: Heckle and Jeckle ----------- That story would have been better without the sock...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 07:01 PM (Z58Xa)

117 Hey-long time lurker here, had just enough value-rite and koolaid to chime in. I'm thinking that Alkemade would not shrink from his ideals based on what amyfuckingschumer says.

Posted by: DontheChef at March 30, 2016 07:01 PM (OUlGs)

118 "Complicated" sounds like code for bitchy, disrespectful, self-centered cvnt who wants to ride the cock carousel until she hits the wall in the looks department, then find some thirsty sap with a good income to sponge off while she bangs the poolboy while hubby's at work.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 30, 2016 07:02 PM (0mRoj)

119 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:02 PM (A/3fN)

120 104 I don't find Amy Schumer funny at all. I can't stand watching her Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 30, 2016 11:58 PM (dULJN) Oops. Oh, that was self deprecating humor. I invented it.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 30, 2016 07:02 PM (hlMPp)

121 75 So, had the carpet cleaner out today to see if they could get out the stains from the last asshole tenant. Gushie says the stain/discoloration look like a giant unit, and that I shouldn't judge while the junk is still damp. So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? Replacing sections of carpet, and making it look as though you have not, is a thing.

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 07:02 PM (iMxBJ)

122 >>>I'm thinking that Alkemade would not shrink from his ideals based on what amyfuckingschumer says. I concur.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:02 PM (/E+t2)

123 Adoption out of the question? *just reading up now so may be out of context/out of line Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 31, 2016 12:00 AM (hlMPp) *** She's thought about it, but, again, our ages. And I have children from my first marriage. For now, she contents herself with her sisters' children and my own, but it's not enough. A woman's love for children is a powerful thing, and I'm not sure it could be channeled in her case.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:03 PM (lutOX)

124 So, had the carpet cleaner out today to see if they could get out the stains from the last asshole tenant. Gushie says the stain/discoloration look like a giant unit, and that I shouldn't judge while the junk is still damp. So, poll question: does it look like junk, do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there. http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM (EpYwv) so is "carpet" a euphemism or was it really carpet, cause whole story reads differently depending.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 07:03 PM (vb33c)

125 >>>That story would have been better without the sock...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 31, 2016 12:01 AM (Z58Xa)<<<



Don't be ridiculous. It wasn't even good with the sock.


Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!


(j/k)

Posted by: Statler and Waldorf at March 30, 2016 07:04 PM (H9MG5)

126 Death of the slaying hero. Well, I'm outta touch.

Posted by: Welcher Cleaveland at March 30, 2016 07:04 PM (uSdAV)

127 Sock off

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:04 PM (hlMPp)

128 "Complicated" sounds like code for bitchy, disrespectful, self-centered cvnt who wants to ride the cock carousel until she hits the wall in the looks department, then find some thirsty sap with a good income to sponge off while she bangs the poolboy while hubby's at work. Posted by: Insomniac at March 31, 2016 12:02 AM (0mRoj) more like broken or wrecked.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 07:05 PM (vb33c)

129 110: sure it was rolled out in the 80s but only because it fell behind a shelf and someone forgot about it in the 70s. Did you see the video?
Heh! That song is from the 1982 album Special Forces. Yes, I used to own it. No idea what happened to it. I've seen the video many times. I can't explain it either. The blond was VERY memorable. She was extremely pretty.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:05 PM (NGd+i)

130 Don't be ridiculous. It wasn't even good with the sock. Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! (j/k) Posted by: Statler and Waldorf ----------------- Is that you, Bernie?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 07:05 PM (Z58Xa)

131 so is "carpet" a euphemism or was it really carpet, cause whole story reads differently depending. Its honest to goodness carpet. That will cost $1,400 to replace.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:06 PM (k53nK)

132 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 30, 2016 07:07 PM (6FqZa)

133 so I was in my office while they were hanging new wallpaper this morning. wallpaperhangerguy really knew his stuff. I spent half an hour eavesdropping about why you use one glue over another when you sand how much and why. have a feeling he did not give a rats ass about anything I talked about all day.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 07:08 PM (vb33c)

134 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 12:03 AM (lutOX) So is the age question in regards to you or to her? You've already discussed not having children due to age correct. So is marriage more important for you or for her? *just tell me to F off if you want. Sometimes I ask the wrong questions

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:10 PM (hlMPp)

135 Heh! That song is from the 1982 album Special Forces. Yes, I used to own it. No idea what happened to it. I've seen the video many times. I can't explain it either. The blond was VERY memorable. She was extremely pretty. Posted by: Puddleglum at March 31, 2016 12:05 AM (NGd+i) yeah I am not that old but I have a sense that the girls in media were prettier in earlier decades.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 07:10 PM (vb33c)

136 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 30, 2016 07:10 PM (WTSFk)

137 Heckel and Jeckel, well, that is simply incredibly cool (about the furniture with the Rickenbacker connection).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 07:10 PM (QDnY+)

138 The 2014 season was one of the lowest for run scoring since the late 60's and during the offseason power hitters became the hot commodity and the MLB rules committee shrunk the strike zone a little. The 2015 season probably saw a jump due to the shrunken strike zone and one of the best rookie classes in a long time. Yet the Royals won the World Series had an offense that worked counts, emphasized contact and smart baserunning, and is still not a power hitting team. The Mets pitching which mowed down the power hitting but high strikeout Cubbies in a sweep were flustered by the high contact Royals who also took advantage of the bad defense of the Mets.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 30, 2016 07:11 PM (csH1n)

139 Its honest to goodness carpet. That will cost $1,400 to replace. Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 31, 2016 12:06 AM (k53nK) sorry to hear that. seems as if finding bad tenants is easy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 07:11 PM (vb33c)

140 Horde. Friends. Your prayers, if I might be so bold in the asking. My niece's Mother has passed suddenly, of a heart attack. While at her home in Las Vegas. She was but 61. My niece is right at 40, now, and lives not too far from Destin, FL. Along with her husband and two kids, they'll start out on the drive to Las Vegas tomorrow. I've offered room here in Galveston if they need to rest, along the way. I will have to let my Niece's father know, tomorrow. He's not seen my niece since she was 18 months old, and he's spent more time in prison, than not. And I've not seen him since 1986. But, it is the human thing to let him know, and so I shall. So, please. Prayers for peace in their family there, and for their safety on the road. And I could use one or two of those prayers, too, if you can spare the thought. My well has run dry. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 30, 2016 07:11 PM (McRlu)

141 139 seems as if finding bad tenants is easy. Posted by: yankeefifth at March 31, 2016 12:11 AM (vb33c) If it were hard, a sign saying "Section 8 vouchers accepted" would fix that.

Posted by: Splunge at March 30, 2016 07:12 PM (iMxBJ)

142 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2016 07:12 PM (zOTsN)

143 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM (EpYwv) so is "carpet" a euphemism or was it really carpet, cause whole story reads differently depending. Posted by: yankeefifth at March 31, 2016 12:03 AM (vb33c) EUPHEMISM EUPHEMISM AND.......STOP!!!! Dammit. Got the Whammy.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:13 PM (hlMPp)

144 Posted by: Jim at March 31, 2016 12:11 AM (McRlu) rs Absolutely.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:13 PM (/E+t2)

145 I'm sorry Jim. Prayers sent.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:14 PM (k53nK)

146 139 seems as if finding bad tenants is easy. Posted by: yankeefifth at March 31, 2016 12:11 AM (vb33c) If it were hard, a sign saying "Section 8 vouchers accepted" would fix that. Posted by: Splunge at March 31, 2016 12:12 AM (iMxBJ) you nearly caused me to waste a mouthful of really good scotch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 07:14 PM (vb33c)

147 'what would Robert E Howard say.. ------------ Okay, I hied off and checked his quotes. Very interesting stuff there. Example: “I'm not going out of my way looking for devils; but I wouldn't step out of my path to let one go by.”

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 07:15 PM (Z58Xa)

148 Jim Prayers up for all concerned

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2016 07:15 PM (zOTsN)

149 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 07:15 PM (vb33c)

150 I got really lucky with my first 2 tenants. The last 2 has really made up for that. I'll have to sue this asshole because the security deposit is gone due to unpaid final rent and other shit that had to be cleaned up, repaired and replaced. That carpet was brand new when he moved in last February.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:16 PM (k53nK)

151 135:yeah I am not that old but I have a sense that the girls in media were prettier in earlier decades. Posted by: yankeefifth
I don't know about that. Plenty of pretty faces on the video screens these days. I just remember that video pretty well. The song was great. I was 13 about that time, which would explain why that blond is memorable. Teen hormones, pretty girl, etc.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:16 PM (NGd+i)

152 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:17 PM (/E+t2)

153 Jim - Done

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 07:17 PM (Z58Xa)

154 Of course, Jim. Be there for your niece and her family.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 30, 2016 07:17 PM (v0qEa)

155 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Welcher Cleaveland at March 30, 2016 07:17 PM (uSdAV)

156 >>>Is that you, Bernie?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 31, 2016 12:05 AM (Z58Xa)<<<



S: He was Waldorf's first partner in the balcony.


W: Back then we called the act "Stalin and Waldorf".


Ahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Posted by: Statler and Waldorf at March 30, 2016 07:17 PM (H9MG5)

157 So is the age question in regards to you or to her? You've already discussed not having children due to age correct. So is marriage more important for you or for her? *just tell me to F off if you want. Sometimes I ask the wrong questions Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 31, 2016 12:10 AM (hlMPp) *** In regards to her. She sees children as a necessary corollary to marriage, and part of the purpose for it as an institution. And, well, she's one of five sisters - she's the only one who never married, never had children. She spent her adult life taking care of her parents, and now she's catching flak for not having children of her own. (It's a cultural thing; she was damned if she did - 'abandoning and dishonoring her parents' - and damned if she didn't - 'failing to honor her family and her obligations to the future.') Me? I just want us to be together for the rest of our lives.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:17 PM (lutOX)

158 >>>Posted by: DontheChef at March 31, 2016 12:01 AM Welcome! You can pick up your complimentary gift bag from the midget in the corner. He's also got ganja and blow. Those are...not complimentary. In other news, the spokesbabe on the ProForm commercials is a fox.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:17 PM (e+1S5)

159 149: Yeah, I for one, don't give a fuck about her. What a pain in the ass little snowflake.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 30, 2016 07:17 PM (ucDmr)

160 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 30, 2016 07:18 PM (pAlYe)

161 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:18 PM (lutOX)

162 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:18 PM (k53nK)

163 Prayers and condolences Jim. Prayers for healing.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:19 PM (hlMPp)

164 Muldoon rarely shows his pun-soaked visage on the ONT, but just in case, here's a link to a thread on the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) forums that might interest him - death certificate of a soldier KIA in the Italian campaign Muldoon's father fought in, and from which he is serializing his father's diary entries: http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=187697

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 07:19 PM (QDnY+)

165 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: DontheChef at March 30, 2016 07:19 PM (OUlGs)

166 Is there a horde consensus on anything? Posted by: Welcher Cleaveland ------------------ Maybe

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 07:19 PM (Z58Xa)

167 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:20 PM (e+1S5)

168 161 She's a naughty, naughty girl who needs a good spanking. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 12:18 AM (lutOX) Welcome to Castle Anthrax!

Posted by: Zut & Dingo at March 30, 2016 07:20 PM (k53nK)

169 It's a TRAP!!

Posted by: Kreplach at March 30, 2016 07:21 PM (WVvzl)

170 168 161 She's a naughty, naughty girl who needs a good spanking. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 12:18 AM (lutOX) Welcome to Castle Anthrax! Posted by: Zut & Dingo at March 31, 2016 12:20 AM (k53nK) *** Yes, the follow up goes without saying..... so to speak.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:21 PM (lutOX)

171 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:21 PM (NGd+i)

172 167 *glares menacingly* Posted by: DC in River City at March 31, 2016 12:20 AM (e+1S5) Your Marine seargant glare isn't as scary as Daddy's, but point taken. Now where's my easy compliance beer?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:22 PM (k53nK)

173 And I could use one or two of those prayers, too, if you can spare the thought. My well has run dry. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at March 31, 2016 12:11 AM No Jim, your well has not run dry. There are many here who will pray. Prayers up. ^

Posted by: I would anything for love at March 30, 2016 07:22 PM (o/90i)

174 Earlier, I watched a video of a pug playing the intro to Enter Sandman on the drums. I enjoyed it.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:22 PM (/E+t2)

175 [cues up cleaner script] Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:18 AM (pAlYe) *puts a $20 in the scripters g-string Was just going to comment on how the ONT is the yang to the daytime Ying. Let's relax on the ONT please. *and I know it was just a question. But it would get heated here quickly.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:22 PM (hlMPp)

176 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 07:23 PM (QDnY+)

177 Whoa. Saying leave politics to the daywalkers got me caught in the script? Huh.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:23 PM (e+1S5)

178 Sorry I saw a play called Grounded. About a female drone pilot who gets PTSD.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2016 07:23 PM (zOTsN)

179 [Its a floor wax and a desert topping]

Posted by: Kreplach at March 30, 2016 07:23 PM (WVvzl)

180 [no secondary stuff either, smartass]

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2016 07:24 PM (YJmuy)

181 Good night Gracie.

Posted by: Welcher Cleaveland at March 30, 2016 07:25 PM (uSdAV)

182 >>>Now where's my easy compliance beer? Right here, ma'am. Oh wait, which one has the roofie in it? That was supposed to be mine.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:25 PM (e+1S5)

183 Fine, I'll go back to obsessing over an obscure actress that showed up on the Caught Up In You video (.38 Special circa 1982).

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:25 PM (NGd+i)

184 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 30, 2016 07:25 PM (Kucy5)

185 The further we go And older we grow The more we know The less we show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xrZ61cuKLk

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 30, 2016 07:25 PM (6FqZa)

186 Hahaha. The new comment quality control method is genius. And it seems to have been improved since its last deployment.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 30, 2016 07:26 PM (v0qEa)

187 Wow- second comment ever gets snagged, haaaa that's awesome.

Posted by: DontheChef at March 30, 2016 07:26 PM (OUlGs)

188 How can I talk about tie dyeing fabric if I can talk about primary stuff?!?!? Red + blue = purple Yellow + blue = green See! primary stuff ....

Posted by: Adriane the Tie Dye Critic ... at March 30, 2016 07:26 PM (AoK0a)

189 [no primary stuff] Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:18 AM Seriously, you did this to yourself? Many thanks for all you do here, esp that, too funny. T

Posted by: I would anything for love at March 30, 2016 07:26 PM (o/90i)

190 Ooops, overtaken by events. I see the wrath of the brackets has already been visited on the thread. But Maet, I liked the ambiguity of just the [] sitting there. Newcomers were forced to ponder what was going on. Besides, "no primary stuff" reminds me of one of the HQ's all-time awesome photos: "Megan does butt stuff" (oh, that was a "daywalker's" thread, for all you pretentious, smarmy, ONT bigots)

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 07:26 PM (QDnY+)

191 Sorry. I'll be over here... *slouches to Barrel*

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 30, 2016 07:26 PM (Kucy5)

192 182 Right here, ma'am. Oh wait, which one has the roofie in it? That was supposed to be mine. Posted by: DC in River City at March 31, 2016 12:25 AM (e+1S5) Well that was dumb. I'm a WHOLE LOT more fun conscious.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:26 PM (k53nK)

193 I've started listening to GO 96.3 out of Miniapolis got to say it's pretty good. Are there any other stations that play new rock alternative out there?

Posted by: Kreplach at March 30, 2016 07:27 PM (WVvzl)

194 Sorry. I'll be over here... *slouches to Barrel* Walk to the barrel with chin held high.

Posted by: eleven at March 30, 2016 07:27 PM (qUNWi)

195 189 [no primary stuff]
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:18 AM
Seriously, you did this to yourself?
Many thanks for all you do here, esp that, too funny.
T
Posted by: I would anything for love at March 31, 2016 12:26 AM (o/90i)


Hell I test all my on-line weaponry on myself first. Then on unsuspecting innocent victims.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 30, 2016 07:28 PM (pAlYe)

196 What the hell?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:28 PM (/E+t2)

197 >>>160 [no primary stuff] Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:18 AM (pAlYe) This is the funniest damn thing I've seen this site do since ace banned himself. Which will be not funny.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:28 PM (e+1S5)

198 Adriane!!!!! DC just roofied me. Make sure I don't wind up in the barrel with my bra on the oustide of my blouse ok?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:28 PM (k53nK)

199 194 Sorry. I'll be over here... *slouches to Barrel* Walk to the barrel with chin held high. Posted by: eleven at March 31, 2016 12:27 AM (qUNWi) *** Lower it, though, when you get in there.....splinters and what-have-you.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:28 PM (lutOX)

200 >>>since ace banned himself. Lol, when did this happen?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:29 PM (/E+t2)

201 You know, with varying degrees of drunkenness, the "Silent Hill" movie kind of advances a bit.  It makes more and more sense depending on WHEN you start drinking.

It's still a nasty, mean-spirited, sadistic movie, but you can justify the Blu-Ray purchase over and over again with enough beer.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 30, 2016 07:29 PM (AroJD)

202 Ha! Hilarious. My comment praising Palpatine's characteristically HQ-like salacious response regarding the sitrep of a female journalistrix in the news - rhymes with "shields" - was nuked by the bracket hunter-killer bot. Gotta check that bean soup.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 07:29 PM (QDnY+)

203 >>>DC just roofied me. But only by accident. I was *trying* to roofie myself. I'm not evil, just incompetent.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:30 PM (e+1S5)

204 >>>>158 thanks for the welcome, midgets are scary. I think it's that they remind me of my first hobo-stalk....

Posted by: DontheChef at March 30, 2016 07:30 PM (OUlGs)

205 That was easy. The smoking hot blond in that .38 Special video (Caught Up In You) is named Shari Shattuck. She's now 55, married and is semi retired from acting. She still looks pretty good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:31 PM (NGd+i)

206 [no primary stuff] Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:18 AM (pAlYe) H8r!

Posted by: primary stuff at March 30, 2016 07:31 PM (vBeA5)

207 DC just roofied me. Make sure I don't wind up in the barrel with my bra on the oustide of my blouse ok? Easy peasy! Take off blouse before going into barrel. . . . Put on hazmat suit over bra ....

Posted by: Adriane the Safety Process Critic ... at March 30, 2016 07:31 PM (AoK0a)

208 Earlier, I watched a video of a pug playing the intro to Enter Sandman on the drums. That was here on the ONT a while back.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 30, 2016 07:31 PM (FkBIv)

209 203 But only by accident. I was *trying* to roofie myself. I'm not evil, just incompetent. Posted by: DC in River City at March 31, 2016 12:30 AM (e+1S5) Why are roofies anywhere near drunk 'ettes?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:31 PM (k53nK)

210 201 You know, with varying degrees of drunkenness, the "Silent Hill" movie kind of advances a bit. It makes more and more sense depending on WHEN you start drinking. It's still a nasty, mean-spirited, sadistic movie, but you can justify the Blu-Ray purchase over and over again with enough beer. Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 31, 2016 12:29 AM (AroJD) *** I grew up in WV, not far from coal country. My ancestors and forebears worked the mines... There are coal-seam fires still burning, and there was a town in PA, I think it was, that was evacuated in recent memory because of one. Yes, a vision of hell - a coal seam takes fire - they can burn underground for decades.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:31 PM (lutOX)

211 Red and Blue make Purple~!

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:32 PM (A/3fN)

212 >>>Easy peasy! Take off blouse before going into barrel. Put on hazmat suit over bra .... Step one is sage advice. It all goes off the rails after that, though.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:32 PM (e+1S5)

213 That was here on the ONT a while back. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 31, 2016 12:31 AM (FkBIv) Hmmmm... My sister sent that to me. Nah, she couldn't be!

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:33 PM (/E+t2)

214 Mr White can make Blue. Can You?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 30, 2016 07:33 PM (6FqZa)

215 >>>>Lol, when did this happen? Posted by: Arson Wells at March 31, 2016 12:29 AM (/E+t2) ------ 2-3 yrs back. It was the funniest damn thing. He put up a post giving instructions to people who had been accidentally banned on how to get unbanned bc there had been a rash of them. Then he tells us that he is having a hard time posting because he accidentally banned himself.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 30, 2016 07:33 PM (v0qEa)

216 Obama just released a dozen Gitmo detainees

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2016 07:34 PM (zOTsN)

217 DC, what did you do?

Posted by: Vendette at March 30, 2016 07:34 PM (0DpeA)

218 Hmmmm... My sister sent that to me. Nah, she couldn't be! Posted by: Arson Wells at March 31, 2016 12:33 AM (/E+t2) *** Takes a deep breath..... "Dude, better you hear it from a friend......"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:34 PM (lutOX)

219 Maet, a serious (well, second beer serious) suggestion. As in the past on weekend (and even weekday, ace-written) posts, how about an open thread just below the ONT, for toxic topics? That way, if there is some latish-breaking news of some sort, and some morons want to engage in degrading pointless vicious conflict, they can indulge themselves there. It seems like a scheme that's worked for the blog in the past.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 07:34 PM (QDnY+)

220 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:18 AM (pAlYe)


Busted!  Well done.


How about secondary and tertiary stuff?  


RE: Oppenheimer letter. That is the way one properly declassifies a document - scribble out the classification marking and put some cryptic note that it was declassed.

Not copy it w/o classification markings.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 30, 2016 07:34 PM (T78UI)

221 Obama just released a dozen Gitmo detainees

Posted by: ThunderB at March 31, 2016 12:34 AM (zOTsN)


!#$#U$#U!$U#!

Posted by: Vendette at March 30, 2016 07:34 PM (0DpeA)

222 Odds and Ends... Finally got around to watching the Macross Delta preview the other night. Magical Girl Macross? On a slightly more serious note regarding the same topic, Delta opens with a bit about people going mad and violent while suffering from some new psychological disorder. The example shown is a suicide bomber. We then cut to what we later learn is soon to be the site of the next outbreak of this disorder... which happens to be a colony world with a Middle-Eastern influence. Right. Just finished watching the latest episode of Supergirl, which is the one that features The Flash. Apparently the writers don't really understand why people watch crossovers. Here's a hint - people who are watching their first episode of Supergirl because they wanted to see The Further Adventures of The Flash aren't going to stick around to see more Supergirl if the heroes are more or less superfluous to dealing with the Big Bads of the episode...

Posted by: junior at March 30, 2016 07:34 PM (fgd5X)

223 217 DC, what did you do? Posted by: Vendette at March 31, 2016 12:34 AM (0DpeA) He put a roofie in my beer!!!! Bad DC, BAD!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:35 PM (k53nK)

224 >>>There are coal-seam fires still burning, and there was a town in PA, I think it was, that was evacuated in recent memory because of one. I read about those fires. Started in the '60's? Eerie shit.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:35 PM (/E+t2)

225 He put a roofie in my beer!!!! Bad DC, BAD!!!!!

If that's the problem slide the beer over to me.  'Cause roofies are bad, but hey, beer!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2016 07:37 PM (YJmuy)

226 222 jr Wait, a cross-dresser flashed Supergirl? Hunh.

Posted by: speedster1 at March 30, 2016 07:37 PM (vUcdz)

227 >>>Why are roofies anywhere near drunk 'ettes?! Erm, I'm gonna blame Cochran for that. Yeah, let's go with that.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:37 PM (e+1S5)

228 So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there. http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM (EpYwv) You might want to try the cheapest carpet that Lowes or Home Depot or local carpet store sells since that is what most apartment complexes install. They figure that the tenant will destroy the carpet in a couple of years, so why put in stuff that normal people want in their homes. That said, it could be worth the price to have a management company rent the thing out. They usually have a maintenance crew that fixes all the stuff that tenants break, plus you wouldn't have to go through the hassle of trying to get your money if a tenant fucks the place up. Yeah, you will get less income per month, but you will also have a whole lot less in headaches.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 30, 2016 07:38 PM (1JnAL)

229 Odds and Ends... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyCGsQjJZKg

Posted by: rickl at March 30, 2016 07:38 PM (sdi6R)

230 Every one of you can go to [ ]

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:38 PM (hlMPp)

231 Step one is sage advice. It all goes off the rails after that, though. This from a guy who was trying to roofie himself?!? "Who roofies a guy? All you gotta do is ask!" Castle, S2E12

Posted by: Adriane the Safety Process Critic ... at March 30, 2016 07:38 PM (AoK0a)

232 219 Maet, a serious (well, second beer serious) suggestion. As in the past on weekend (and even weekday, ace-written) posts, how about an open thread just below the ONT, for toxic topics?
That way, if there is some latish-breaking news of some sort, and some morons want to engage in degrading pointless vicious conflict, they can indulge themselves there.
It seems like a scheme that's worked for the blog in the past.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 31, 2016 12:34 AM (QDnY+)


Well it's a possibility. Usually whatever post was before the ONT functions as a de facto open toxic thread but if there was something newsworthy, it might make sense to create one. Of course then someone has to monitor it.....

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 30, 2016 07:38 PM (pAlYe)

233 Posted by: L, Elle at March 31, 2016 12:33 AM (v0qEa) Awesome! Thanks, I don't know why that's so damn funny.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:38 PM (/E+t2)

234 Well Obama just cut loose some more terrorists, I wonder what the GOP fail stars are going to say about this? Speaking of jackasses, when is that jackass Ryan going to unleash the #yearofideas?

Posted by: Kreplach at March 30, 2016 07:38 PM (WVvzl)

235 224 >>>There are coal-seam fires still burning, and there was a town in PA, I think it was, that was evacuated in recent memory because of one. I read about those fires. Started in the '60's? Eerie shit. Posted by: Arson Wells at March 31, 2016 12:35 AM (/E+t2) *** Mining is eerie. One side of my mother's family went down the pit, the other ran a shop top-side. The miners would talk about tommy knockers - there were a lot of Limeys and Irish and what-have-you - who would warn before a cave-in or a collapse. Miners would tear the corner off a 2 dollar bill before they went down the shaft - no idea why, but they all did it. One of my great grandfathers used to work an 18" seam. he'd lie on his belly with short-handled tools right at the face. a boy behind him would pick up the coal and load it into a little wagon pulled by a pit bull terrier. A hard, rough, dangerous life, but better than what they'd left behind.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:39 PM (lutOX)

236 *let's see who think they're damned or saved

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:39 PM (hlMPp)

237 >>>223 217 DC, what did you do? Posted by: Vendette at March 31, 2016 12:34 AM (0DpeA) He put a roofie in my beer!!!! Bad DC, BAD!!!!! Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 31, 2016 12:35 AM (k53nK) See, this right here is how rumors get started. I put a roofie in *my* beer. And then forgot which beer was mine. Totally innocent mistake, coulda happened to anyone.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 07:39 PM (e+1S5)

238 [no primary stuff] Not even colors?

Posted by: garrett at March 30, 2016 07:39 PM (MvFEq)

239 216 Obama just released a dozen Gitmo detainees
Just in time for the big Nuclear Security Summit here in Capital City (DC). Yea. We're in the best of hands.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:40 PM (NGd+i)

240 so obama is a complete fuckwad. muslim terrorists slaughtering people everywhere so lets put some more in the game.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 07:41 PM (vb33c)

241 Obama just released a dozen Gitmo detainees He gave a bunch of domestic prisoners a pardon, too.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 30, 2016 07:41 PM (FkBIv)

242 >>>A hard, rough, dangerous life, but better than what they'd left behind. That's the damn truth. God bless 'em.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:41 PM (/E+t2)

243 Arson, I guess you had to be there. The boss man shows up seriously trying to help all the accidentally banned and then winds up accidentally banning himself. It was cute and endearing. You know, a comedy of errors thing .

Posted by: L, Elle at March 30, 2016 07:41 PM (v0qEa)

244 There are 91 Gitmo detainees left, down from 250. Minus this dozen, it's down to 78

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2016 07:42 PM (zOTsN)

245 228 You might want to try the cheapest carpet that Lowes or Home Depot or local carpet store sells since that is what most apartment complexes install. What I put in was cheaper than what Lowes and Home Despot had, and I'm not renting it for cheap so I can't have shitty looking carpet.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:42 PM (k53nK)

246 There are coal-seam fires still burning, and there was a town in PA, I think it was, that was evacuated in recent memory because of one. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 12:31 AM (lutOX) Centralia PA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania

Posted by: kbdabear at March 30, 2016 07:42 PM (W2SYC)

247 Hah 79

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2016 07:42 PM (zOTsN)

248 My great grandmother told me about seeing a priest at the entrance to the mine. He was there to bless the men going down.... Yeah, the coal field wars were a thing (Mingo, bloody Mingo) and there was a damned good reason for them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:42 PM (lutOX)

249 "Who roofies a guy? All you gotta do is ask!" All the roofies around here are Mexicans.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 30, 2016 07:43 PM (FkBIv)

250 75 So, had the carpet cleaner out today to see if they could get out the stains from the last asshole tenant. Gushie says the stain/discoloration look like a giant unit, and that I shouldn't judge while the junk is still damp. So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there. http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM (EpYwv) How are you with trying to use Minwax to stain the entire carpet "Dark Walnut"?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 07:43 PM (EzgxV)

251 [] [] [] [] [] And thats my primary commentary for the day. So much easier using brackets. Quicker too. Less stressful.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:43 PM (NGd+i)

252 Of course then someone has to monitor it.....

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:38 AM (pAlYe)



That.  Those on the ban button are policing already. 

Posted by: Vendette at March 30, 2016 07:43 PM (0DpeA)

253 I grew up in WV, not far from coal country. My ancestors and forebears worked the mines... There are coal-seam fires still burning, and there was a town in PA, I think it was, that was evacuated in recent memory because of one. Yes, a vision of hell - a coal seam takes fire - they can burn underground for decades. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 12:31 AM (lutOX) Centralia, PA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnm8O1I9XGY Still burning almost 55 years later

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 30, 2016 07:44 PM (1JnAL)

254 251 puddle > So much easier using brackets There's an Obama March Madness joke in there, somewhere, right?

Posted by: speedster1 at March 30, 2016 07:45 PM (vUcdz)

255 Quick research and the only thing I found was the $2 bill is considered a great good luck charm in some SA countries.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:45 PM (hlMPp)

256 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:45 PM (lutOX)

257 Posted by: L, Elle at March 31, 2016 12:41 AM (v0qEa) He's something else alright.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:45 PM (/E+t2)

258 250 How are you with trying to use Minwax to stain the entire carpet "Dark Walnut"? Bwaaaahhhh, so the carpet can look all streaky like self tanner??????

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:45 PM (k53nK)

259 Just in time for the big Nuclear Security Summit here in Capital City (DC). Yea. We're in the best of hands.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 31, 2016 12:40 AM (NGd+i)



Yay, traffic!

Posted by: Vendette at March 30, 2016 07:46 PM (0DpeA)

260 255 Quick research and the only thing I found was the $2 bill is considered a great good luck charm in some SA countries. Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 31, 2016 12:45 AM (hlMPp) *** It was something about the sum of the digits on the thing, as I recall. Somehow, it came up to 13 unless you tore off a corner or something. The few of those I saw growing up always had a corner gone.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:47 PM (lutOX)

261 But anywhoo...'night horde. Summer will be here before you know it! Have a blessed and great Thursday.!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 30, 2016 07:47 PM (hlMPp)

262 Shit kbdabear.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 30, 2016 07:47 PM (1JnAL)

263 259: Rolling road blocks are for the greater good!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:48 PM (NGd+i)

264 Just in time for the big Nuclear Security Summit here in Capital City (DC). Yea. We're in the best of hands. iirc, the Belgians think 2 of their nuclear plant workers joined ISIS ...

Posted by: Adriane the Safety Process Critic ... at March 30, 2016 07:48 PM (AoK0a)

265 I think the filter is a bit too fine. I got bracketed for talking about labor history in Appalachia....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:48 PM (lutOX)

266 Nite RWC

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:48 PM (/E+t2)

267 Hickenlooper told Obama he would oppose any transfer of Gitmo detainees to Colorado. So he is setting them free overseas.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2016 07:49 PM (zOTsN)

268 265 I think the filter is a bit too fine. I got bracketed for talking about labor history in Appalachia.... Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 12:48 AM (lutOX) that or he's moved into random censorship like jimmy kimmel just to screw with you

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:49 PM (k53nK)

269 258 250 How are you with trying to use Minwax to stain the entire carpet "Dark Walnut"? Bwaaaahhhh, so the carpet can look all streaky like self tanner?????? It looks like a high traffic strip to me ... but then I am a slob, so grain of salt, tequila, lime ... etc.

Posted by: Adriane the Safety Process Critic ... at March 30, 2016 07:49 PM (AoK0a)

270 that or he's moved into random censorship like jimmy kimmel just to screw with you Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 31, 2016 12:49 AM (k53nK) *** I could go for that...more fun that way.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:50 PM (lutOX)

271 #95

Shari Shattuck

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hnq4n2u

Posted by: Epobirs at March 30, 2016 07:51 PM (IdCqF)

272 Jim, my condolences

Hang in there

Posted by: chemjeff at March 30, 2016 07:51 PM (uZNvH)

273 I am sure Obama promised to give Gitmo back to Cuba

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2016 07:51 PM (zOTsN)

274 I feel Eric Thomas' pain. I've gone to elementary & middle schools to do lectures, and I'm here to tell ya... ...give me a Catholic school every time! Well behaved. Attentive. Polite. Interested. They ask excellent questions.

Posted by: RKae at March 30, 2016 07:51 PM (nDAnq)

275 265 I think the filter is a bit too fine. I got bracketed for talking about labor history in Appalachia....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 12:48 AM (lutOX)


Sorry. Sometimes ThreadCleaner goes too far. He's the first one to admit it.

I think you must have used the F-word somewhere in you comment.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 30, 2016 07:51 PM (pAlYe)

276 269 It looks like a high traffic strip to me ... but then I am a slob, so grain of salt, tequila, lime ... etc. Posted by: Adriane the Safety Process Critic ... at March 31, 2016 12:49 AM (AoK0a) without going into detail, yes it was. but that asshole managed that in about 10 months. One year out of nice carpet in not normal wear and tear.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:51 PM (k53nK)

277 Well, if you didn't like Grumpy Tree, here's more cat--

http://tinyurl.com/hpt3jn9

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 30, 2016 07:52 PM (AroJD)

278 113 >>>So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there. http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM There's always hardwood under the carpet. Posted by: DC in River City at March 31, 2016 12:00 AM (e+1S5) No, there isn't. I'm currently sitting on an 1986 6' extension to a room that had beautiful 1955 hardwood under the wall-to-wall....and the extension has plywood under the carpet and pad. If you're going to tear up the carpet, put down laminate.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 07:52 PM (EzgxV)

279 Sorry. Sometimes ThreadCleaner goes too far. He's the first one to admit it. I think you must have used the F-word somewhere in you comment. Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:51 AM (pAlYe) *** No, it was about the Mingo County War, mostly.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:52 PM (lutOX)

280 teething troubles. the price of progress....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:53 PM (lutOX)

281 278 Cthulhu Um.... But you knew that.

Posted by: speedster1 at March 30, 2016 07:53 PM (vUcdz)

282 I got bracketed for talking about labor history in Appalachia....

Yeah, but you mentioned the classy and luxurious you-know-who Coal Mine 

Posted by: chemjeff at March 30, 2016 07:53 PM (uZNvH)

283 282 I got bracketed for talking about labor history in Appalachia.... Yeah, but you mentioned the classy and luxurious you-know-who Coal Mine Posted by: chemjeff at March 31, 2016 12:53 AM (uZNvH) *** Ha! I can just imagine gold-plated carbide lamps perched on their perfect hair.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:55 PM (lutOX)

284 278 plywood under the carpet and pad. If you're going to tear up the carpet, put down laminate. Posted by: cthulhu at March 31, 2016 12:52 AM This. And i can't take out the carpet. Need it for noise reduction, that unit is part of my house.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:55 PM (k53nK)

285 Chemjeff! What's up my friend?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:55 PM (/E+t2)

286 113 >>>So, poll question: does it look like junk, & do I need to drop another $1,400 to replace the carpet? And no, there is no hardwood hiding under there.
http://tinypic.com/r/2yyxfd5/9
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 11:48 PM


Hi bebe!

I hate to say this, but yeah, it looks pretty bad...

Can you put a big couch or something over it?

Posted by: chemjeff at March 30, 2016 07:55 PM (uZNvH)

287 http://tinyurl.com/hpt3jn9 Leela is a pretty kitty, BeckoningChasm ...

Posted by: Adriane the Safety Process Critic ... at March 30, 2016 07:55 PM (AoK0a)

288 It looks like a high traffic strip to me ... but then I am a slob, so grain of salt, tequila, lime ... etc.
Posted by: Adriane the Safety Process Critic ... at March 31, 2016 12:49 AM (AoK0a)

without going into detail, yes it was. but that asshole managed that in about 10 months. One year out of nice carpet in not normal wear and tear.


To do that amount of damage in that amount of time the "high traffic strip" must have been motorcycle traffic.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2016 07:55 PM (YJmuy)

289 279 Sorry. Sometimes ThreadCleaner goes too far. He's the first one to admit it.
I think you must have used the F-word somewhere in you comment.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:51 AM (pAlYe)
***
No, it was about the Mingo County War, mostly.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 12:52 AM (lutOX)


Well we lost nearly 4% of our commenters after the last Mingo County War discussion. It was almost as bad as the Macho Grande free-for-all. Nothing but heartbreak it is.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 30, 2016 07:55 PM (pAlYe)

290 Shackleton is one of my great heroes of history. The man was faultless and the story of his Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest epics of survival of all time.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2016 07:56 PM (sl+zA)

291 Hi Arson

Posted by: chemjeff at March 30, 2016 07:56 PM (uZNvH)

292 I am sure Obama promised to give Gitmo back to Cuba

Posted by: ThunderB at March 31, 2016 12:51 AM (zOTsN)



I feel the same.

Posted by: Vendette at March 30, 2016 07:56 PM (0DpeA)

293 To do that amount of damage in that amount of time the "high traffic strip" must have been motorcycle traffic. Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 31, 2016 12:55 AM (YJmuy) *** Sandra Fluke kinda traffic, it looks like.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:56 PM (lutOX)

294 Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:55 AM (pAlYe) Striker! Striker!

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 07:57 PM (/E+t2)

295 To do that amount of damage in that amount of time the "high traffic strip" must have been motorcycle traffic. Posted by: Blanco Basura ------------- Heh. Stayed in a room at Daytona one year, someone had done a burnout on the carpet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 07:57 PM (9mTYi)

296 Well we lost nearly 4% of our commenters after the last Mingo County War discussion. It was almost as bad as the Macho Grande free-for-all. Nothing but heartbreak it is. Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:55 AM (pAlYe) *** You're right. Best to leave the past in the past.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 07:57 PM (lutOX)

297 Well we lost nearly 4% of our commenters after the last Mingo County War discussion.

It was almost as bad as the Mango County War.  That discussion got rather acidic...

Posted by: chemjeff at March 30, 2016 07:57 PM (uZNvH)

298 286 Can you put a big couch or something over it? Posted by: chemjeff at March 31, 2016 12:55 AM Nope, unfurnished rental.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 30, 2016 07:57 PM (k53nK)

299 I am sure Obama promised to give Gitmo back to Cuba Posted by: ThunderB ------------- It would only be fair.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 07:58 PM (9mTYi)

300 273:273 I am sure Obama promised to give Gitmo back to Cuba
Shouldn't we give Gitmo back to the rightful owners? You know, the country we "stole" it from? I, of course, speak of the Royal Family of Spain.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 07:58 PM (NGd+i)

301 Well we lost nearly 4% of our commenters after the last Mingo County War discussion. It was almost as bad as the Macho Grande free-for-all. Nothing but heartbreak it is.

I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2016 07:58 PM (YJmuy)

302 Well we lost nearly 4% of our commenters after the last Mingo County War discussion. Candygram for Mingo ... MINGO LOVE CANDY!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic, the History Critic, and the Historical Movie Critic... at March 30, 2016 07:58 PM (AoK0a)

303 We need a chemical equation around here...

Posted by: Vendette at March 30, 2016 07:59 PM (0DpeA)

304 Mingo just pawn in game of comment brackets.

Posted by: Mingo at March 30, 2016 07:59 PM (k53nK)

305 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 31, 2016 12:56 AM (sl+zA) I know Shackleton was Irish? or British, but every young red blooded American male should learn about the man. Truly inspirational.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 08:00 PM (/E+t2)

306 A bit of history from the coal-fields, for those who really want to look into the abyss: http://www.wvculture.org/history/minewars.html Mingo County and Matewan and Blair Mountain.... Lord, every ton of coal was drenched in blood.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:00 PM (lutOX)

307 >>>No, there isn't. I'm currently sitting on an 1986 6' extension to a room that had beautiful 1955 hardwood under the wall-to-wall....and the extension has plywood under the carpet and pad. Le sigh. I forgot to include the obligatory Euphamism Alert.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 08:01 PM (e+1S5)

308 I need to go to bed.



As I leave...




Why does a bunny have shiny nose?





The powder puff is at the other end.




Good night!

Posted by: Vendette at March 30, 2016 08:02 PM (0DpeA)

309 Nite

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 08:02 PM (/E+t2)

310 palapatine, my great grandpa died of black lung. the family was in turtle creek, WV. Your peeps from that vicinity?

Posted by: bebe's boob destroy at March 30, 2016 08:02 PM (k53nK)

311 lol vendette. nightnight

Posted by: bebe's boob destroy at March 30, 2016 08:03 PM (k53nK)

312 Good night Vendette!

Posted by: chemjeff at March 30, 2016 08:03 PM (uZNvH)

313 289 Meat Locker Over Macho Grande?

Posted by: speedster1 at March 30, 2016 08:04 PM (vUcdz)

314 I know Shackleton was Irish? or British, but every young red blooded American male should learn about the man. Truly inspirational. ------- Born Irish but identified as British, back when it meant something to be British.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2016 08:04 PM (sl+zA)

315 We had a tenant who decided to paint a blue tiled bathroom deep purple. Drugs are bad, m'kay? Another guy stopped paying his rent and thought giving us an old car would make us all good. Anyone want a 1970ish Corvette that needs a crapload of body/paint and engine work? Maybe we should paint it purple.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 08:05 PM (GzDYP)

316 Can you put a big couch or something over it?
Posted by: chemjeff at March 31, 2016 12:55 AM

Nope, unfurnished rental.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 31, 2016 12:57 AM (k53nK) 


You are depreciating all the finishes, I thought carpet was five years.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 30, 2016 08:05 PM (T78UI)

317 232 219 Maet, a serious (well, second beer serious) suggestion. As in the past on weekend (and even weekday, ace-written) posts, how about an open thread just below the ONT, for toxic topics? That way, if there is some latish-breaking news of some sort, and some morons want to engage in degrading pointless vicious conflict, they can indulge themselves there. It seems like a scheme that's worked for the blog in the past. Posted by: rhomboid at March 31, 2016 12:34 AM (QDnY+) Well it's a possibility. Usually whatever post was before the ONT functions as a de facto open toxic thread but if there was something newsworthy, it might make sense to create one. Of course then someone has to monitor it..... Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:38 AM (pAlYe) 232 219 Maet, a serious (well, second beer serious) suggestion. As in the past on weekend (and even weekday, ace-written) posts, how about an open thread just below the ONT, for toxic topics? That way, if there is some latish-breaking news of some sort, and some morons want to engage in degrading pointless vicious conflict, they can indulge themselves there. It seems like a scheme that's worked for the blog in the past. Posted by: rhomboid at March 31, 2016 12:34 AM (QDnY+) Well it's a possibility. Usually whatever post was before the ONT functions as a de facto open toxic thread but if there was something newsworthy, it might make sense to create one. Of course then someone has to monitor it..... Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2016 12:38 AM (pAlYe) Nah, just nuke every 10th comment every 20 minutes. When people stop adding content, you end up with a 9-comment summary of the thread.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 08:06 PM (EzgxV)

318 310 palapatine, my great grandpa died of black lung. the family was in turtle creek, WV. Your peeps from that vicinity? Posted by: bebe's boob destroy at March 31, 2016 01:02 AM (k53nK) *** A Boonie, eh? Davey, Welch, and McDowell County when they arrived. Grew up in McDowell County, myself, but moved on to Kanawha when I was about 6 or 7. People from the outside don't get it, but the place is mostly empty, WV is, except where it isn't. and then, everybody's right on top of you.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:06 PM (lutOX)

319 iPad battery says it's time for bed. Alarm clock agrees. My appliances are controlling my life. I think I should probably hit them with something heavy and/or sharp.

Posted by: DC in River City[/s][/i][/b] at March 30, 2016 08:06 PM (e+1S5)

320 315 Maybe we should paint it purple. Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 31, 2016 01:05 AM (GzDYP) Silver. Make sure you do the tires too.

Posted by: bebe's boob destroy at March 30, 2016 08:07 PM (k53nK)

321 @319 My appliances are controlling my life. I think I should probably hit them with something heavy and/or sharp. -------------------- Don't forget to check with them first before you do so.

Posted by: junior at March 30, 2016 08:08 PM (fgd5X)

322 Another mystery from the early days of MTV.

http://www.frenzforum.com/topic/who-is-the-guy-in-every-brit-early-80s-video

Posted by: Epobirs at March 30, 2016 08:08 PM (IdCqF)

323 316 You are depreciating all the finishes, I thought carpet was five years. Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 31, 2016 01:05 AM This isn't an apartment building, its a single in my house. I'm on the cash method.

Posted by: bebe's boob destroy at March 30, 2016 08:08 PM (k53nK)

324 Maybe we should paint it purple. Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 31, 2016 01:05 AM (GzDYP) *** nahh.... just splash a little lacquer thinner on it.... distressed finishes are coming back.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:08 PM (lutOX)

325 Silver. Make sure you do the tires too. Posted by: bebe's boob destroy at March 31, 2016 01:07 AM (k53nK) Reminds me of a joke: What is a Mexican's favorite color? Primer. Apologies to my Mexican Moron friends.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 08:09 PM (/E+t2)

326 Why more home runs? 1) The ball is wrapped tighter than a golf ball. It fires off that bat like its been shot. 2) Bats are lighter and harder and give better bounce off of them (and shatter into jagged bits more readily) 3) The strike zone is smaller, forcing pitchers to put the ball into play to get a strike call. 4) Players aren't just fit, they get ripped. Lifting is standard, as well as a lot of cross training and flexibility exercise. 5) The doctrine of the game lately is more toward home runs and strikeouts than batting average and getting on base to move runners (the "Moneyball" part Maetenloch mentions). This combines to wear out pitchers faster, and send the balls flying. However, you'll also note that pitchers' numbers are doing better as well: last year ERAs went down significantly across the board. More whiffing idiots swinging for the fences.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 30, 2016 08:09 PM (39g3+)

327 [no primary stuff] how about feathers?

Posted by: big bird at March 30, 2016 08:11 PM (MvFEq)

328 319 My appliances are controlling my life. I think I should probably hit them with something heavy and/or sharp. Posted by: DC in River City at March 31, Yup, right after they wake you up for work tomorrow. I'm out too, 0500 rolls around awful early.

Posted by: bebe's boob destroy at March 30, 2016 08:11 PM (k53nK)

329 Reminds me of a joke: What is a Mexican's favorite color? Primer. Apologies to my Mexican Moron friends. Posted by: Arson Wells at March 31, 2016 01:09 AM (/E+t2) *** Hell, i'm a Jewbilly living in Texas, and that's hilarious because it's true. Official state color of WV is Bondo pink, btw.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:11 PM (lutOX)

330 Mingo sure was merciless.









Posted by: Flash Gordon at March 30, 2016 08:12 PM (H9MG5)

331 night everyone

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 30, 2016 08:12 PM (vb33c)

332 Well, Mingo County was and is a rough place. Those back-east Indian (feather, not dot) names just lend themselves to humor, though. My favorite from home? We've got Monongalia County and Monongahela County, and, the county where I spent most of my childhood has a name that we use as a shibboleth to determine who's a flat-lander and who ain't. Kanawha, bitches. Go on, try to pronounce it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:15 PM (lutOX)

333 just splash a little lacquer thinner on it.... distressed finishes are coming back. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 01:08 AM (lutOX) We're golden then, since it looks exactly like that's been done to the poor fiberglass already!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 08:16 PM (GzDYP)

334 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 01:11 AM (lutOX) Had a good friend I grew up with that lived on the south side here in midland/odessa west Texas. I spent many summers at his house and his friends would come by with their little toyota pickups, low riders or classic cars. They were always that primer gray. Guys would always say they were going to get some exotic paint job but invariably that primer color never seemed to go. Btw, my buddy was a Mexican and a damn fine one too.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 08:16 PM (/E+t2)

335 >>>Reminds me of a joke:
What is a Mexican's favorite color?
Primer.
Apologies to my Mexican Moron friends.
Posted by: Arson Wells at March 31, 2016 01:09 AM (/E+t2)<<<


[No primer stuff!]

Posted by: primer blocking script at March 30, 2016 08:16 PM (H9MG5)

336 Can-naw-wa

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:16 PM (9mTYi)

337 Re: carpet

take some particle board and cut to fit entire area. You may or may not wish to spike it down but you can probably just let it float free.

Put down some flexible tar paper or other waterproof covering.

Cheap tile or linoleum would work.

Then place area rugs over that.

Depending on what you use for your covering will depend on whether you need to spike the chip board down solid.

It's fast and it's cheap but it's a not a value enhancer of course.

This is merely an expedient that could work.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 30, 2016 08:18 PM (Xo1Rt)

338 They were always that primer gray. Guys would always say they were going to get some exotic paint job but invariably that primer color never seemed to go. Btw, my buddy was a Mexican and a damn fine one too. Posted by: Arson Wells at March 31, 2016 01:16 AM (/E+t2) *** Hell, it's kinda practical. And common enough around here that it doesn't attract attention. I asked my Saigon-born angel a question not too long ago. We were at Costco (talk about a Stuff Asian People Like place) and I turned and said, "Why do Asians love white cars so much? White is an unlucky color." She smirked, then paused, and said, "No clue. Why do your people like BMW and Mercedes?" There is no known answer to that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:20 PM (lutOX)

339 332 Well, Mingo County was and is a rough place. Those back-east Indian (feather, not dot) names just lend themselves to humor, though. My favorite from home? We've got Monongalia County and Monongahela County, and, the county where I spent most of my childhood has a name that we use as a shibboleth to determine who's a flat-lander and who ain't. Kanawha, bitches. Go on, try to pronounce it. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 01:15 AM (lutOX) Ken-oh-wha. Ken, as in "this guy, Ken"; oh, as in "oh, silly me"; wha, as in "Did you stiff the bartender for the last drink?" "Wha?" Parkersburg and Charleston.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 08:20 PM (EzgxV)

340 This isn't an apartment building, its a single in my house. I'm on the cash method.

Posted by: bebe's boob destroy at March 31, 2016 01:08 AM (k53nK)


Don't know off-hand but I don't think the IRS cares either way. You have a two unit rental. It's been a few years since I had a (one) rental but then IRS had a 'pamphlet' that listed all kinds of stuff you could depreciate. Was rather surprised one could depreciate even the shrubbery, but I was satisfied with being in the red with the simple stuff.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 30, 2016 08:20 PM (T78UI)

341 336 Can-naw-wa Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 31, 2016 01:16 AM (9mTYi) *** Go back to New York, ya bum! Ka' naw.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:20 PM (lutOX)

342 Parkersburg and Charleston. Posted by: cthulhu at March 31, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV) buy that cephalopod a drink!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:21 PM (lutOX)

343 Re: Carpet - Take a few nude selfies & tack them to the wall at the end of the hall. Rent to a cisheteronormative guy & he will never notice the carpet ...

Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic... at March 30, 2016 08:22 PM (AoK0a)

344 338 They were always that primer gray. Guys would always say they were going to get some exotic paint job but invariably that primer color never seemed to go. Btw, my buddy was a Mexican and a damn fine one too. Posted by: Arson Wells at March 31, 2016 01:16 AM (/E+t2) *** Hell, it's kinda practical. And common enough around here that it doesn't attract attention. I asked my Saigon-born angel a question not too long ago. We were at Costco (talk about a Stuff Asian People Like place) and I turned and said, "Why do Asians love white cars so much? White is an unlucky color." She smirked, then paused, and said, "No clue. Why do your people like BMW and Mercedes?" There is no known answer to that. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 01:20 AM (lutOX) Have a friend who was a technical translator for a German auto-paint company......white paint is the thickest and most protective.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 08:22 PM (EzgxV)

345 Have a friend who was a technical translator for a German auto-paint company......white paint is the thickest and most protective. Posted by: cthulhu at March 31, 2016 01:22 AM (EzgxV) (Jump to top of page) *** Hmm...interesting. there's always a reason, isn't there? But, yeah, she noticed it and laughed. Girl's got more cars than I've got shoes, and they're all white....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:24 PM (lutOX)

346 Have a friend who was a technical translator for a German auto-paint company......white paint is the thickest and most protective. Posted by: cthulhu ------------- Coolest during the summer, doesn't show dirt like darker colors.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:24 PM (9mTYi)

347 Replace the carpet with cork flooring. Comes in sheets, tiles or "board" sizes, to give somewhat the appearance of planking. Durable, cleanable, quiet. Go with the 12"x12" tiles, and you can replace any bad sections after a bad tenant. Jim Sad New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 30, 2016 08:24 PM (McRlu)

348 >>>But, yeah, she noticed it and laughed. Girl's got more cars than I've got shoes, and they're all white.... Lol

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 08:26 PM (/E+t2)

349 342 Parkersburg and Charleston. Posted by: cthulhu at March 31, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV) buy that cephalopod a drink! Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 01:21 AM (lutOX) Never lived in either, but mother's side of the family is all over both (as well as Belpre, OH -- go figure).

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 08:27 PM (EzgxV)

350 >>>But, yeah, she noticed it and laughed. Girl's got more cars than I've got shoes, and they're all white....<<<



White car privilege!!!

Posted by: BLM at March 30, 2016 08:27 PM (H9MG5)

351 I buy white cars when I can as they show up better at night, they're cooler (temp wise) and usually they're a base color so they're right off the lot.

And the interiors aren't crazy. Usually black or gray.

They show up the dirt less than you'd think and dents and dings.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 30, 2016 08:28 PM (Xo1Rt)

352 Man, this is great. They got a Sylvester Stallone marathon going on on AMC.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 08:29 PM (/E+t2)

353 We need a chemical equation around here... Posted by: Vendette at March 31, 2016 12:59 AM (0DpeA) PV = nRT

Posted by: The Ideal Gas Hat at March 30, 2016 08:29 PM (vBeA5)

354 All right horde, bed time. Good night and thanks for the conversation. Thanks for the ONT Maet and prayers headed your way Jim.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 30, 2016 08:30 PM (/E+t2)

355 good night all

bebe good luck with the carpet woes

Jim hope you are doing well as well as your niece

Posted by: chemjeff at March 30, 2016 08:31 PM (uZNvH)

356 348 >>>But, yeah, she noticed it and laughed. Girl's got more cars than I've got shoes, and they're all white.... Lol Posted by: Arson Wells at March 31, 2016 01:26 AM (/E+t2) *** White Avalon White Camry White Lexus White BMW 5 series White Honda Odyssey White Acura TL - with the six-speed manual transmission. My angel loves to drive.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:33 PM (lutOX)

357 They show up the dirt less than you'd think and dents and dings. Posted by: Bitter Clinger ----------- Generally, easier to match paint in the case of a prang.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:33 PM (9mTYi)

358 White Avalon White Camry White Lexus White BMW 5 series White Honda Odyssey White Acura TL - with the six-speed manual transmission. ----------- *ponders ratty 21 year-old white S-10*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:35 PM (9mTYi)

359 Generally, easier to match paint in the case of a prang. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 31, 2016 01:33 AM (9mTYi) ** Prang.... Couple months ago, we were up at a Chinese barbecue joint and someone bumped into the Future Empress' Acura. She bolted out of the restaurant and was in the parking lot, screaming curses and promises of certain, painful death in three languages. Very hawt....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:35 PM (lutOX)

360 *ponders ratty 21 year-old white S-10* Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 31, 2016 01:35 AM (9mTYi) *** And she's got beaters, too. She keeps them around for friends and family who need a car but are short on the cabbage....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:36 PM (lutOX)

361 *ponders ratty 21 year-old white S-10* Posted by: Mike Hammer, -------------- Which reminds me. I pulled the driver's side airbag out today to work on the horn 'button'. It's like holding a grenade in your hand, only, less predictable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:37 PM (9mTYi)

362 White shows the dirt we have 'round these parts just fine! Maybe bebe's boobs should opt for brown or black carpet, or rust orange in our area. How frustrating. Maybe if you knew what the stain was, you could figure out how to get it out.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 08:37 PM (GzDYP)

363 And she's got beaters, too. She keeps them around for friends and family who need a car but are short on the cabbage.... Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine ------------- I need to get your number...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:38 PM (9mTYi)

364 Don't give a care
that it is the wrong season




http://tinyurl.com/p2rk47h

Posted by: Vendette at March 30, 2016 08:40 PM (0DpeA)

365 I need to get your number... Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 31, 2016 01:38 AM (9mTYi) *** You in Austin? If so, ask any under-40 international co-ed, or any expat engineer babe at a certain unnamed semiconductor company. Hell, I actually had a guy get a hold of me by flat-out asking - at my old place of work, the university - the first hot F1 visa student he could find for my number.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:40 PM (lutOX)

366 Wait... TI?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:42 PM (9mTYi)

367 Ahh..memories.... A coworker found an iphone in the ladies' room, and, trying to figure out who it belonged to, she went through the contacts and found my name and number. "Whose phone is this?" she asked. "How should I know?" "Well, she's got your phone number." "Do you think she's the only one?" I asked. Drinks after work......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:43 PM (lutOX)

368 Tornado season has begun - one hit down in Tulsa today. Square mile clobbered, nine hurt, one critically. March came in like a lamb and is going out like a T Rex. Past Midnight Central Saving Time, but if we count now as still part of yesterday, this is my first comment on the blog today. Several reasons, none that matter. Rough and odd days lately. Maybe I'll just make it my first and last. Kinda weird to just lurk, but, well, a little lurking is better than no Moron Horde at all. * Good night good community * ♥ Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Posted by: mindful webworker at March 30, 2016 08:44 PM (Gzt/W)

369 Last white car I had was a Mercury Bobcat I totaled in 1982 at about 2 AM. At the intersection of Victory and Tampa in Reseda. Just admitted to my mother yesterday I cannot claim to have not been at fault. The crash rattled my head enough that I just cannot remember enough detail to be sure I wasn't inattentive due to the late hour and need for sleep. The guy in the Datsun sure thought so. I guess it will always trouble me a bit.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 30, 2016 08:45 PM (IdCqF)

370 Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. -------------- A Psalm.., but I can't conjure up the number.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:45 PM (9mTYi)

371 Sleep well Mindful.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 08:46 PM (GzDYP)

372 Hammer's out. Night all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 30, 2016 08:46 PM (9mTYi)

373 Whhhhhhhoooaaaa. Getting next to the closest wall. Eyeing the closest exit.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 08:53 PM (6I0RI)

374 339 332 Well, Mingo County was and is a rough place. Those back-east Indian (feather, not dot) names just lend themselves to humor, though. My favorite from home? We've got Monongalia County and Monongahela County, and, the county where I spent most of my childhood has a name that we use as a shibboleth to determine who's a flat-lander and who ain't. Kanawha, bitches. Go on, try to pronounce it. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 01:15 AM (lutOX) The western half of Virginia and West Virginia got all the good names. Not very many sound like they are spelled, and you can tell when some announcer from other areas of the US try to pronounce them. As in Roanoke.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 30, 2016 08:55 PM (1JnAL)

375 As in Roanoke. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 31, 2016 01:55 AM (1JnAL) ** lemme try: Row noke.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 08:57 PM (lutOX)

376 Btw. Maetenloch. Excellent ONT material. Now back to lurking, hopefully out of harms way. ( noticing I jumped up a comment number)

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 08:57 PM (6I0RI)

377 Chincoteague.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 08:59 PM (GzDYP)

378 ....and will MUM indulge in any self-reflection about what he brought to the party (random offensive interjections) and what he expected to take away (unearned attention)? Will he compare and contrast this to Maet's drive to Bring The Content day-after-day, and the respect and admiration such efforts bring?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 08:59 PM (EzgxV)

379 Straight man who is in a relationship with a pre-operative transgender woman reveals intimate details about the couple's sex life in a VERY candid interview The straight man said he finds his new partner 'cute, funny, nice' and 'very good in bed' but admits that he struggles with oral sex He said he does not mind her having a penis but confessed that he struggles with the idea of oral sex http://goo.gl/CHl5EQ Short story is that he has problems blowing his girlfriends dick and thinks that makes him transphobic. Can you believe this bullshit???

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 30, 2016 09:01 PM (iQIUe)

380 Home runs, baseball, prison breaks, a pissed off Blackman and Baaaammm. That's what I remember, officer.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:03 PM (6I0RI)

381 Can you believe this bullshit??? Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 31, 2016 02:01 AM (iQIUe) *** Kinky is one thing. I mean, it's a free country (or used to be) so do what you like, but this is deranged. Dude, get a grip. Be who and what you are, but spare us the psychodrama..... And am I the only one who resents that what people do with their naughty bits has become a political issue and something to be discussed? I can't be.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 09:05 PM (lutOX)

382 377 Chincoteague. Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 31, 2016 01:59 AM (GzDYP) One of my favorites is when a couple of guys start getting crazy about such things, jump in their car and drive there, and pull into a fast-food restaurant. They get up to the counter and blurt out: [1] "This place, this place." [2] "Can you just say the name of where we are?" [1] "....but say it very slowly?" [2] "....and very clearly?" The clerk behind the counter looks a bit confused, but replies, "Buurrr-gerr Kiiiing".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:06 PM (EzgxV)

383 lemme try: Row noke. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 01:57 AM (lutOX) Winner, winner. Usually we get a Row An Oakie

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 30, 2016 09:11 PM (1JnAL)

384 Can you believe this bullshit??? Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 31, 2016 02:01 AM (iQIUe) That's awesome. My Grandmother would say, "What goes around, comes around."

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 09:11 PM (GzDYP)

385 ....then, again, I should be one to talk. I was on a 30-day tour of Europe when I was 15 years old, and we'd just pulled into our London accommodations. We all stood in line and registered for our rooms. When I got up to the desk, the first thing I did was drop a slip of paper in front of the clerk and ask, "how do you pronounce this?" The word was "Worcestershire".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:12 PM (EzgxV)

386 Winner, winner. Usually we get a Row An Oakie Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 31, 2016 02:11 AM (1JnAL) ** growing up, we'd hear flat-landers say "Can a waah." always funny.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 09:13 PM (lutOX)

387 I'm almost fascinated by how fast the ban hammer works. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion, you know what's gonna happen...but you keep hitting the rewind.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:13 PM (6I0RI)

388 Kinky is one thing. I mean, it's a free country (or used to be) so do what you like, but this is deranged. Dude, get a grip. Be who and what you are, but spare us the psychodrama..... And am I the only one who resents that what people do with their naughty bits has become a political issue and something to be discussed? I can't be. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 02:05 AM (lutOX) With you on that. I really don't care if someone gets their jollies shoving a trombone up their ass and playing Yankee Doodle Dandy while wearing high heels and a gimp mask. Have at it all you want as long as whatever you are doing doesn't involve kids or raping someone. Just don't expect me to not make fun of it if you decide that everyone in the world needs to hear about it.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 30, 2016 09:14 PM (1JnAL)

389 377 Chincoteague. Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 31, 2016 01:59 AM (GzDYP) And, BTW, I'd guess "Shink-a-tog".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:15 PM (EzgxV)

390 Posted by: cthulhu at March 31, 2016 02:06 AM (EzgxV) Thatz funny!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 09:16 PM (GzDYP)

391 If the American military - the most powerful fighting force in the history of the world-reserves its highest honor not for killing the enemy but for saving lives, "then we have perhaps reached the point in the development of the modern world at which the modern, saving form of heroism has eclipsed the vestigial forms of classical heroism and their slaying ways for good," Lindberg observes. Or maybe it's just a pose? The highest honor went to a guy fighting in Kosovo (for what reason ... who knows) just because he got shot down and managed to save his own life. I wouldn't put much into what the military publicly considers its "highest honors" these days. Killing the enemy is still the main job of the military and military heroes are the ones who kill the most enemies for the best strategic advantage.

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair at March 30, 2016 09:19 PM (zc3Db)

392 As in Roanoke. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 31, 2016 01:55 AM (1JnAL) Yeah, Wisconsin has those too. Try to pronounce Oconomowoc. Alaska has a few: Kenai tends to trip folks up, as do most of the north slope villages. We also have an Eek and a South Naknek, and, of course, Chicken, because the folks who made the map couldn't figure out how to spell Ptarmigan.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 30, 2016 09:19 PM (+YMhA)

393 Just don't expect me to not make fun of it if you decide that everyone in the world needs to hear about it. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 31, 2016 02:14 AM (1JnAL) *** Bingo. I'm a lech and then some, but even I have standards of public conduct. I've got gay and dyke friends - and even got picked up by a lesbian once; another story for another time - and I really don't care too awful much what people do, so long as they don't harm others - but this flaunting of deviancy, this "I'm a straight man but my lover's got a cock and I think my revulsion at sucking it makes me a bad-person" shit has got to stop. Dude, you love another man. deal with it, be happy with it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 09:20 PM (lutOX)

394 389 377 Chincoteague. Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 31, 2016 01:59 AM (GzDYP) And, BTW, I'd guess "Shink-a-tog". Posted by: cthulhu at March 31, 2016 02:15 AM (EzgxV) ...followed closely by "Shank-a-tog".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:20 PM (EzgxV)

395 Btw. Maetenloch. Excellent ONT material. Now back to lurking, hopefully out of harms way. ( noticing I jumped up a comment number) Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 31, 2016 01:57 AM (6I0RI) Don't think that lurking makes you safe. Maet knows what you are thinking.

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair at March 30, 2016 09:21 PM (zc3Db)

396 Row noke. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 31, 2016 01:57 AM (lutOX) Forgot that the last 10 years or so the place has been all over the national news with the VA Tech shooting and the reporter and camera man getting shot on live TV so now a lot of people can actually pronounce it correctly. The real test to find out if they are from Virginia or not is "Norfolk". Virginians say Nor Fuk. Non Virginians say Nor Folk. Even we mountain Virginians know how to say it correctly.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 30, 2016 09:21 PM (1JnAL)

397 Just don't expect me to not make fun of it if you decide that everyone in the world needs to hear about it. or ... you could sell them a mute for the trombone ... just sayin'

Posted by: Adriane the Musical Instrument Salesman Critic... at March 30, 2016 09:22 PM (AoK0a)

398 Can you believe this bullshit??? Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 31, 2016 02:01 AM (iQIUe) The first line of the story is the bullshit. That man ain't straight if he's blowing somebody's dick. Don't care if he says he is a she, if he had a dick, he's a he.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 30, 2016 09:22 PM (+YMhA)

399 Virginians say Nor Fuk. Non Virginians say Nor Folk. Even we mountain Virginians know how to say it correctly. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 31, 2016 02:21 AM (1JnAL) ** There is no 'l' in Norfolk.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 30, 2016 09:23 PM (lutOX)

400 ..followed closely by "Shank-a-tog". Posted by: cthulhu at March 31, 2016 02:20 AM (EzgxV) Wait a minute, what did the tog ever do to you? Not nice, I say.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 30, 2016 09:24 PM (+YMhA)

401 CHINK-a-teeg And I don't think anyone would have much trouble with the island just south of it - Assateague ....... I remember driving past the NASA Wallop Island facility (where's rickl?) when I went to Cincoteague. Nice place, just before summer and in fall when weather is cooling. Coastal MD/DE/VA often has the advantage of that seasonality. So not that developed, unlike the nicest parts of the left coast.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 30, 2016 09:24 PM (QDnY+)

402 That's awesome. My Grandmother would say, "What goes around, comes around." Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 31, 2016 02:11 AM (GzDYP) What comes around is all around

Posted by: Ricky at March 30, 2016 09:24 PM (1JnAL)

403 Yeah I read something about shooting himself first. Then shooting innocent bystanders. Or something to that effect. I'm thinking happy thoughts. Happy Fun Ball Playtime Thoughts.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:25 PM (6I0RI)

404 The first line of the story is the bullshit. That man ain't straight if he's blowing somebody's dick. Don't care if he says he is a she, if he had a dick, he's a he. Posted by: tcn in AK at March 31, 2016 02:22 AM (+YMhA) I mean, what do you do, flip a coin in the morning, heads hair pie, tails balls across the nose, awwwww.

Posted by: Andrew Dice Clay at March 30, 2016 09:27 PM (1JnAL)

405 How about Unalakleet, Kotzebue, or Shishmaref?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 30, 2016 09:28 PM (+YMhA)

406 In California, you can have tons o' fun reflecting on the translated names of things. For instance, one of the major roads up the peninsula is "Alameda de las Pulgas" -- or "Avenue of the Fleas". The "Sierra Nevada" mountains are the "Snowed-on Saw". "Paso Robles" is "Pass of the Oaks"; where "Alamo Pintado" is "Painted Poplar". The "Conejo Grade" is the "Bunny Slope" [and in the obscurities of other languages, "Coney Island" is "Isle of the bunnies".]

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:29 PM (EzgxV)

407 Yeah, Wisconsin has those too. Try to pronounce Oconomowoc. Alaska has a few: Kenai tends to trip folks up, as do most of the north slope villages. We also have an Eek and a South Naknek, and, of course, Chicken, because the folks who made the map couldn't figure out how to spell Ptarmigan. Posted by: tcn in AK at March 31, 2016 02:19 AM (+YMhA) Funny that people that grow up in areas with Indian (casino not Slurpee) names can go about any where and pronounce the names pretty much correct on the first shot.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 30, 2016 09:30 PM (1JnAL)

408 Battle of Britain is on,,,some cable station (THIS ?). Susannah York was a sultry minx. I've seen this flick before but its been a few years.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 09:30 PM (NGd+i)

409 Try Escatapaw. Pascagoula. Biloxi. Acthafaylaya. Tangipaho

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:31 PM (6I0RI)

410 Not saying good morning yet but have been up at least a hour and half. Battle of Britain is on the This channel with Michael Caine and Suzannah York. And since reading about Bomber Airwar had to put it on.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 09:32 PM (fizMZ)

411 How about Picacho Peak in Arizona? Is it a native American or Pokemon name?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 09:34 PM (GzDYP)

412 409 Try Escatapaw. Pascagoula. Biloxi. Acthafaylaya. Tangipaho Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 31, 2016 02:31 AM (6I0RI) Hell, you can probably identify what exact state a guy grew up in just hearing him try to say "New Orleans".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:34 PM (EzgxV)

413 Yep

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:36 PM (6I0RI)

414 This Philadelphia is one of the 2nd channel of a UHF station, it's a fantastic movie.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 09:38 PM (fizMZ)

415 N'Awlins is the correct way. If you are from south of I10. Or so I heard.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:38 PM (6I0RI)

416 409 Try Escatapaw. Pascagoula. Biloxi. Acthafaylaya. Tangipaho Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 31, 2016 02:31 AM (6I0RI) Too easy. Just listen to a few Jimmy Buffett songs. No sweat.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 30, 2016 09:38 PM (+YMhA)

417 Seen Henkel 111's, towed 88mm flak guns, Me 109's

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 09:41 PM (fizMZ)

418 Dayuum PHs are everywhere now.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:42 PM (6I0RI)

419 I should get up and just go to work, yesterday I hung a 8 foot pocket door, slid it open and heard a horrible sound, pulled it back closed and saw a gouge across the new door, someone put closet shelving inside and used a 3 inch screw into the inside of the opening.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 09:46 PM (fizMZ)

420 413 Yep Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 31, 2016 02:36 AM (6I0RI) I have to confess that, before I went off to college, I thought it was pronounced "new oar-liens" -- as in "a novel way to attach a debt to maritime property." After a couple of decades of working with folks from all over the south, my pale approximation would be more like "n'orlins" -- but that doesn't properly reflect the half-pause after the "n"; the blur of "or" toward "aw"; the vowels not precisely matching up with their usual values; and the slide of towards debauchery of the final "s" -- it's almost z-like, but so slight it may not be there at all. It's like you set your mouth up to say a "z" but stop saying anything.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:48 PM (EzgxV)

421 How about Picacho Peak in Arizona? Is it a native American or Pokemon name?

Spanish.  There's also Picacho Peak in NM, just outside Las Cruces.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2016 09:49 PM (YJmuy)

422 Some good stuff tonight, the bathroom spy thing we totally predicted, stupid f in leftists.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 09:51 PM (fizMZ)

423 It's kinda like expecting Lou Holtz to make a z sound when introducing himself and not a th sound. No disrespect intended. It's entirely regional.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:53 PM (6I0RI)

424 419 I should get up and just go to work, yesterday I hung a 8 foot pocket door, slid it open and heard a horrible sound, pulled it back closed and saw a gouge across the new door, someone put closet shelving inside and used a 3 inch screw into the inside of the opening. Posted by: Skip at March 31, 2016 02:46 AM (fizMZ) 419 I should get up and just go to work, yesterday I hung a 8 foot pocket door, slid it open and heard a horrible sound, pulled it back closed and saw a gouge across the new door, someone put closet shelving inside and used a 3 inch screw into the inside of the opening. Posted by: Skip at March 31, 2016 02:46 AM (fizMZ) Is it painted, or (GAH!) wood-grain? The pocket door from the entry to the kitchen got a nice scrape all across the door a foot from the bottom when someone went wild with recasing the opening. It had been stained.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:53 PM (EzgxV)

425 419 I should get up and just go to work, yesterday I hung a 8 foot pocket door, slid it open and heard a horrible sound, pulled it back closed and saw a gouge across the new door, someone put closet shelving inside and used a 3 inch screw into the inside of the opening. Posted by: Skip at March 31, 2016 02:46 AM (fizMZ) Was it 8-foot tall or wide?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 09:54 PM (EzgxV)

426 It's kinda like expecting Lou Holtz to make a z sound when introducing himself and not a th sound. No disrespect intended. It's entirely regional. Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 31, 2016 02:53 AM (6I0RI) Are you sure it's not just a lisp?

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair at March 30, 2016 09:54 PM (zc3Db)

427 With Lou talking or locals listening?

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 09:55 PM (6I0RI)

428 Both. it could be a regional lisp. I wouldn't copy that ...

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair at March 30, 2016 09:57 PM (zc3Db)

429 It was a stained door and lead time for another will be weeks, there isn't that much time until late job completion. There are a set of double swinging closet doors extra and thinking to see if I could cut one to replace the damaged door.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 09:58 PM (fizMZ)

430 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2016 09:59 PM (YJmuy)

431 Backatcha

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 10:01 PM (6I0RI)

432 Door scale creep has most commercial doors now up to 8 foot high, when I started 30 years ago most doors were 6 foot 8 inches, now 7 is the shortest and 9 footers are getting more prevalent.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:01 PM (fizMZ)

433 Skip. Explain that it's like a character flaw. A signature mark.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 10:02 PM (6I0RI)

434 Washing machine problem is still unknown, I have it ripped apart ancient checked the wiring for breaks or forays but everything looks good as new.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:03 PM (fizMZ)

435 At no extra cost, of course.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 10:04 PM (6I0RI)

436 Unfortunately, Susannah York was a left wing nut. However, I'll always remember her as the lovely Sophie Westin in Tom Jones.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 30, 2016 10:04 PM (iQIUe)

437 It's ugly and we'll into the veneer.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:05 PM (fizMZ)

438 Mona Lisa ain't exactly hot either. It's the allure you have to sell.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 30, 2016 10:07 PM (6I0RI)

439 Cth: If you're still reading, get the HF 20-ton press. The 12-ton press should also work, but the 20-ton is standard. Today I managed to correctly press both bearings on to the spindle AND correctly into the cast-iron housing: no mis-alignment, no cracks, no problems. Naturally, I did a lot of checking, even though I've done this sort of thing before. I also had to get some spacer parts: 1"x8 and 1.5"x8 nuts, 2 6x6x3/4" steel plates (immediately lose the cast-iron plates the presses come with, or re-purpose them; cast iron will effectively grenade under pressure) and some miscellaneous steel pieces.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 30, 2016 10:08 PM (FlRtG)

440 I should look this movie up, somewhere they got real He111's to fly.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:09 PM (fizMZ)

441 422 yep, who would've guessed that one.

Posted by: Cooldawg at March 30, 2016 10:12 PM (3mHQJ)

442 429 It was a stained door and lead time for another will be weeks, there isn't that much time until late job completion. There are a set of double swinging closet doors extra and thinking to see if I could cut one to replace the damaged door. Posted by: Skip at March 31, 2016 02:58 AM (fizMZ) Aw, crap. Like I said, I've had that pain -- makes me think that pockets with steel sheathing could be a thing.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 10:15 PM (EzgxV)

443 The aircraft in the movie were mostly Spanish owned (the German made anyway) the British fighters were gathered up all over. Wiki gives them lots of credit for authenticity.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:16 PM (fizMZ)

444 Spanish. There's also Picacho Peak in NM, just outside Las Cruces. Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 31, 2016 02:49 AM (YJmuy) Woops.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 30, 2016 10:16 PM (GzDYP)

445 437 It's ugly and we'll into the veneer. Posted by: Skip at March 31, 2016 03:05 AM (fizMZ) Ooooh.....re-veneer?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 10:17 PM (EzgxV)

446 The super said when he was a kid he was nailing baseboard in a wall with a pocket door, nailed baseboard right through wall into the door.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:19 PM (fizMZ)

447 439 Cth: If you're still reading, get the HF 20-ton press. The 12-ton press should also work, but the 20-ton is standard. Today I managed to correctly press both bearings on to the spindle AND correctly into the cast-iron housing: no mis-alignment, no cracks, no problems. Naturally, I did a lot of checking, even though I've done this sort of thing before. I also had to get some spacer parts: 1"x8 and 1.5"x8 nuts, 2 6x6x3/4" steel plates (immediately lose the cast-iron plates the presses come with, or re-purpose them; cast iron will effectively grenade under pressure) and some miscellaneous steel pieces. Posted by: Arbalest at March 31, 2016 03:08 AM (FlRtG) I'm drunk and Roberto'd and Fiancee's tax projections and shit and I have no idea what you're referring to at the moment.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 10:20 PM (EzgxV)

448 446 The super said when he was a kid he was nailing baseboard in a wall with a pocket door, nailed baseboard right through wall into the door. Posted by: Skip at March 31, 2016 03:19 AM (fizMZ) This is almost standard. See @442.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 10:21 PM (EzgxV)

449 No, that would have to come from factory.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:24 PM (fizMZ)

450 A Bernie Sanders supporter sent me a link to a Youtube video in defense of openly-Socialist Bernie Sanders. This is a video of a professor who is indocrtrinating students. It is fools like this that has made an open Socialist a viable major party candidate. It might be painful to go through, but it is important to understand what we are facing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysZC0JOYYWw

Posted by: The Capitalist Hat at March 30, 2016 10:24 PM (vBeA5)

451 ... what you're referring to at the moment. I replaced the bearings in my X-2 mill head with ABEC-3 grade bearings. Pulling the bearings off wasn't too hard; the 1/2" threaded rod tool worked well and even got the bearings off the spindle. Reassembly was a bit tougher, as nothing wanted to align, and I didn't want to crack the cast iron mill head. My 20-ton press, plus a few custom spacers, plenty of oil worked and lots of checking well. The spindle turns freely, almost as freely as when I had only 1 bearing on it, suggesting that my overall assembly alignment is very good.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 30, 2016 10:25 PM (FlRtG)

452 Ok I would only have 1/2 hrs to go anyway before the alarm so Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:25 PM (fizMZ)

453 Night all ... Having made a few construction bloopers myself ... I wish you the best of luck in fixing them ...

Posted by: Adriane the Musical Instrument Salesman Critic... at March 30, 2016 10:26 PM (AoK0a)

454 If anyone is looking at the same things I am, Fry's took their Rasp Pi 2B's down to $30. It appears to me that 2B RaspPIs run hot with the NOOBS that support Pi Zeroes.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 10:27 PM (EzgxV)

455 451 ... what you're referring to at the moment. I replaced the bearings in my X-2 mill head with ABEC-3 grade bearings. Pulling the bearings off wasn't too hard; the 1/2" threaded rod tool worked well and even got the bearings off the spindle. Reassembly was a bit tougher, as nothing wanted to align, and I didn't want to crack the cast iron mill head. My 20-ton press, plus a few custom spacers, plenty of oil worked and lots of checking well. The spindle turns freely, almost as freely as when I had only 1 bearing on it, suggesting that my overall assembly alignment is very good. Posted by: Arbalest at March 31, 2016 03:25 AM (FlRtG) That makes sense. Why didn't you say so in the first place? Incidentally, I think I may have bent my drawbar somewhere along the line -- the spindle seems to run true, but the top of the drawbar goes wiggle-waggle when the mill is turning. I don't know if it's causing any problems, but it IS distracting.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 10:32 PM (EzgxV)

456 The drawbar comes out easily. Remove it, and see if it's bent. Also, there is at least 1 spacer that centers the drawbar in the spindle; see if it's still there, correctly installed, and undamaged.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 30, 2016 10:37 PM (FlRtG)

457 456 The drawbar comes out easily. Remove it, and see if it's bent. Also, there is at least 1 spacer that centers the drawbar in the spindle; see if it's still there, correctly installed, and undamaged. Posted by: Arbalest at March 31, 2016 03:37 AM (FlRtG) I'm trying to convince myself. If you look at the pulleys up top, they run true; if you look at the tool, it runs true; if you look at the top of the drawbar, it goes oogly googly moogly.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 10:40 PM (EzgxV)

458 I get to listen to Coast to Coast on the way in, haven't heard much of that program in a while.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:41 PM (fizMZ)

459 If you look at the pulleys up top, they run true; if you look at the tool, it runs true; if you look at the top of the drawbar, it goes oogly googly moogly..... Sounds like a run-out check with a test indicator is in order. In other news, I just felt my building shake, due to fault activity, most likely a very-nearby 2.0. I'm now carrying my keys, wallet, phone and other important items. You might want to do the same.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 30, 2016 10:47 PM (FlRtG)

460 459 If you look at the pulleys up top, they run true; if you look at the tool, it runs true; if you look at the top of the drawbar, it goes oogly googly moogly..... Sounds like a run-out check with a test indicator is in order. In other news, I just felt my building shake, due to fault activity, most likely a very-nearby 2.0. I'm now carrying my keys, wallet, phone and other important items. You might want to do the same. Posted by: Arbalest at March 31, 2016 03:47 AM (FlRtG) They're always in my pants. If I'm evacuating without my pants, that's a different story.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 30, 2016 10:49 PM (EzgxV)

461 I've been wanting to find my Airwar book, in it there is a story of a airman who survived a bailout like Alkemade but I'm remembering it as a American. I also remember the airman was captured by the Germans and was a bit of a celebrity. But haven't read it in 25 years.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 10:59 PM (fizMZ)

462 461 I've been wanting to find my Airwar book, in it there is a story of a airman who survived a bailout like Alkemade but I'm remembering it as a American. I also remember the airman was captured by the Germans and was a bit of a celebrity.
But haven't read it in 25 years.

Posted by: Skip at March 31, 2016 03:59 AM (fizMZ)



There were more than one case like that.  One I read about had the guy falling through a tree into a haycart, getting up, and as he's dusting himself off, a German squad came running down the road.



The German officer was amazed and refused to arrest him, saying something like "If you survived that, God is on your side."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 30, 2016 11:03 PM (J+mig)

463 Well I'm out of here, have a great day, stay safe and be a thorn in the side of leftist everywhere.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2016 11:16 PM (fizMZ)

464 436 Unfortunately, Susannah York was a left wing nut. However, I'll always remember her as the lovely Sophie Westin in Tom Jones. Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!
So was her hottie English contemporary, Julie Christie. I would have hit them both while reading The Road to Serfdom.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 30, 2016 11:32 PM (NGd+i)

465 Weird thought. It just came to me that one of the biggest roles for both  Susannah York and Julie Christie were women named Lara.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 30, 2016 11:45 PM (IdCqF)

466 Good Morning All. That's all I have.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Wiating, waiting, waiting..... at March 30, 2016 11:54 PM (WVsWD)

467 Night all (or Morning all). Here is "Mortal Bones" by The Well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrPVB8sfPCs

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 31, 2016 12:13 AM (vBeA5)

468 377 Chincoteague. Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 31, 2016 01:59 AM (GzDYP) Murray's Bend

Posted by: JT at March 31, 2016 12:40 AM (n4uuC)

469 In other news, I just felt my building shake Did it go oogly moogl googly ?

Posted by: JT at March 31, 2016 12:42 AM (n4uuC)

470 Virginians say Nor Fuk. Non Virginians say Nor Folk. Even we mountain Virginians know how to say it correctly. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 31, 2016 02:21 AM (1JnAL) And people like me who grew up in Norfolk say NAH-fuk.

Posted by: RickZ at March 31, 2016 01:05 AM (yiR+0)

471 From the side bar, CATO on "Trying to preserve low-skilled manufacturing jobs in America today makes little more sense than Friedman's spoon brigade."

and ..."it means understanding that free trade contributes to that growth and ultimately produces more winners than losers."

At the very lowest end like T-shirts maybe.  But GDP is not the whole story, since over that 70 years of course we automated so much.  GDP going up and jobs down doesn't mean it is good to lose the jobs.

But CATO complained about Reagan's tariff to save Harley thirty years ago, and the winners have increasingly been foreigners and globalists (who runs CATO?) to the tune over over half trillion a year that gets converted via foreigners buying US.  That is not good, to literally "sell out" our country.

Harley builds in India now ... logistics partly sure, but they also avoid the 100% tariff, while our "tariff" is like 2%.  And they sell the brand into the whole region from India.  Good for globalists and the donor class, that don't care about our country.  Your stock value can be diluted, (and investors are deluded, to think stocks go up forever, ZIRP, QE, DOOM)

Trade deficits are real money, not just a scorecard.  The first "work" at this link covers deficits being real debt owed by our kids.
www.freetradedoesntwork.com/works.htm

This link talks of the Harley to India thang.
http://tinyurl.com/juklnnl

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 31, 2016 01:20 AM (N8i7l)

472 'Sup, Peeps?

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2016 01:39 AM (2hcmo)

473 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 31, 2016 01:47 AM (mw8Dm)

474 Israel cuts power to Jericho over ongoing PA debt With more than 1.7 billion shekels of unpaid electric bills, Israel will slash power supply to Jericho beginning Thursday. LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 31, 2016 01:49 AM (mw8Dm)

475 The Brussels terror attacks which killed 35 people earlier this month also injured hundreds more - among them many foreign citizens, including several Israelis. But when a Jewish volunteer called up the Belgian government's Crisis Center to arrange flying the Israeli victims home, the operator - who identified himself only by the Arabic first name Zakaria - chose to inform him that Israel doesn't exist, and insisted the victims should be sent to "Palestine." The shocking incident, along with an audio recording of the conversation, was published in the Belgian Jewish monthly Joods Actueel. An English transcript of the conversation can be read below, courtesy of the New Anti Semite anti-hate blog. israelnationalnews.com

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 31, 2016 01:52 AM (mw8Dm)

476 Morning NGU. "Israel cuts power to Jericho over ongoing PA debt" Where's the story?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Wiating, waiting, waiting..... at March 31, 2016 01:52 AM (WVsWD)

477 re: the vid: I don't think he did go off-script. I think he encounters that every time (by his own admission) he goes into a black school. Maybe some of those knuckleheads actually heard him, but I doubt it.

Posted by: docweasel at March 31, 2016 01:53 AM (XxzcU)

478 Morning NGU. "Israel cuts power to Jericho over ongoing PA debt" Where's the story? Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Wiating, waiting, waiting..... at March 31, 2016 06:52 AM (WVsWD) Probably also at israelnationalnews.com

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 31, 2016 01:54 AM (mw8Dm)

479 Not my kind of music but quite a few musicians ignoring the BDS bullshit. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4783696,00.html

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Wiating, waiting, waiting..... at March 31, 2016 01:56 AM (WVsWD)

480 Yeah, Front Page. I hope they stand firm. Make the freeloaders pay the bill.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Wiating, waiting, waiting..... at March 31, 2016 02:03 AM (WVsWD)

481 The Alkemade story is inspiring and scary as hell to think about ... though it seems that most people in similar situations (I'm thinking 9/11 obviously) choose to bail out from a height rather than perish in fire. At the end he'd probably be the first to admit it was just plain luck, or the favor of the gods, that let him survive that fall. I like to think that after the initial terror of the jump, you'd surrender to what is beyond your control and just say, screw it, that was the last decision I'll ever have to make. I'm reminded of the old joke about the idiot who fell out of the skyscraper and as he passed each floor on the way down thought to himself, "so far so good!"

Posted by: Moron Labe at March 31, 2016 02:48 AM (lnki2)

482 I saw the same trend in reader reactions to my book. While speaking before audiences about the nine heroes profiled in Valor, I noticed a clear difference in the responses to stories in which the hero killed enemy forces versus those in which the hero saved lives. The distinction was so sharp that I revised my talks to emphasize the saving narratives. If the American military - the most powerful fighting force in the history of the world-reserves its highest honor not for killing the enemy but for saving lives, "then we have perhaps reached the point in the development of the modern world at which the modern, saving form of heroism has eclipsed the vestigial forms of classical heroism and their slaying ways for good," Lindberg observes. ------Not for good. This is a luxury of a fat lazy civilization at relative peace. If the rank and file faced a severe and imminent threat, you'd see people lionized for killing large numbers of the enemy again

Posted by: Tradd at March 31, 2016 02:58 AM (wTFk3)

483 When someone starts texting while I'm taling to them I start babbling nonsense to see if they're listening. "So I put the information in a temporary profile and (sees the other person texting) I massaged your grandmother and ate your Cadillac. Then I had sex with fiberglass with your wife on a high pole above my head..." Other person: "Uh huh (continues texting)"

Posted by: CrustyB at March 31, 2016 03:57 AM (Hnglq)

484 I have a rasp pi 2, but I haven't figured out what to do with it. If I was more talented, I would put a rear camera and mp3 player in my car.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 31, 2016 04:08 AM (VdICR)

485 Any society that refuses to exalt as heroes those men (face it, we're not talking about the ladies here) who are courageous in facing that society's enemies in battle, and successful at either killing or subduing them, is a society that is decadent and ripe for conquest.

Posted by: craig at March 31, 2016 04:58 AM (Q5asM)

486 And people like me who grew up in Norfolk say NAH-fuk. Posted by: RickZ at March 31, 2016 06:05 AM (yiR+0) It's all in the pronunciation of the "folk" part. Virginians say "fuk", everyone else "folk".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 31, 2016 06:08 AM (1JnAL)

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