December 30, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (30 Dec 2016)
— CDR M

Heh. Obama's sanctions on Russia are a metaphor for his entire administration.

These sanctions are just like everything else Obama has done. They are puny, they are ineffectual, they are self-serving, and they are designed to demonize domestic opponents.
4 Years Ago

Ah yes, a time that when you blew off the President, it was deemed a very bad thing by the press. Tim Thomas put himself above team. You won't see coverage like this for those blowing off Trump. Now it's seen as a badge of honor. Spare me your outrage lefties if you don't even live by your own rules. Don't even get me started on your "coexist" BS. You can't even practice that either.

In related news, now liberals are pushing for a boycott of the Rockettes as they have enough volunteers to perform at Trump's inauguration.

Also: Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer resigns rather than sing for Trump. She compares Trump to Hitler. Someone needs to hit the history books as they obviously don't know what Hitler did if they're comparing the two. Idiot.

Electronic Devices

No. Just no. Kissenger, a mobile device that lets people kiss each other from anywhere in the world.

B-1B

M1 Garand

One of these days I'll get one. The legendary rifle that fought World War II.

Academic Decline

American Studies: A sad tale of academic decline.

The result today is an academic sub-specialty wedded to a tightly-corseted belief that the United States represents the locus of sin (racism, sexism, colonialism, and the like) in the modern world, and that any study of America should restrict itself to call-outs and condemnations. American Studies now serves chiefly as validation system for academicians who know their findings in advance: racism, sexism, and imperialism.

Crying Wolf

Keep it up media. Its not working. The media that cried wolf.

Transgender Dog Prank!

Comet

Hmmmm. A rare comet is zooming past Earth right now, and you should be able to see it with binoculars. There are additional chances to see other comets in early January as well.

Internet Of Things

Police ask: "Alexa, did you witness a murder?" Interesting times where things can be recorded and stored anywhere.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by 15 of the best dog tweets of 2016:

Top image via.

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1 Evening, everyone! 2016 is almost over. 27 hours to go!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 30, 2016 04:54 PM (FYrz1)

2 Just wished the new year coincided with a new President. Waiting 20 more days sucks.

Posted by: CDR M at December 30, 2016 04:55 PM (9I51B)

3 First?

Posted by: fluffy at December 30, 2016 04:56 PM (jw2Xw)

4 Hiello ONT!

Posted by: tbodie at December 30, 2016 04:56 PM (XMGl9)

5 Thanks for the ONT CDR M. And Hillary will Never Be President of The United States.

Posted by: Bete: A Deplorable at December 30, 2016 04:58 PM (Ojki1)

6 Holy!! Cattle??

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 04:59 PM (EzgxV)

7 Heh, I get that look on my face a lot.

Posted by: teej at December 30, 2016 04:59 PM (gJ3Vg)

8 I called the Alexa thing as soon as I saw the first ad for it. Why would you want all of your conversations streamed to Amazon to glean information from? They'll eventually monetize the audio I guarantee it.

Posted by: the extremely deplorable and very racist, sexist, bigotted and homophobic james at December 30, 2016 05:00 PM (jxw6R)

9 With the existence of the "Kissenger," I see that the "FuckU-FuckMe" is closer to becoming a reality.

http://www.easylife.org/fufme/

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at December 30, 2016 05:00 PM (jV8Mq)

10 "Don't even get me started on your "coexist" BS. You can't even practice that either." -------- They certainly don't, it seems conservatives and flyover people are not not even acknowledged as people.

Posted by: Decaf at December 30, 2016 05:01 PM (nogKi)

11 Wow, I might make it into the first 20 comments!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at December 30, 2016 05:01 PM (Saqzi)

12 There was an item on the ONT a couple of months ago about something called Rage Yoga. There will be a class in Calgary in early. If I wasn't working I'd go--yoga without the Namaste and herbal tea, and all that peace shit. But still with at least a few fit ladies in yoga pants.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 05:02 PM (s7hQ/)

13 Who is DNCE?

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:03 PM (GsAUU)

14 I love Black Labs.

Posted by: garrett at December 30, 2016 05:04 PM (g9txO)

15 That first pic: "DAD! Can I have them all?"

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 05:04 PM (cAnNx)

16 >>>Also: Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer resigns rather than sing for Trump. Big Harry Reid fan? I thought he was into boys.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 05:04 PM (rH4JY)

17 "In related news, now liberals are pushing for a boycott of the Rockettes as they have enough volunteers to perform at Trump's inauguration." --------- In that case start making a lot of noise about boycotting the Broadway show "Hamilton" for what the cast did to Pence. This sort of thing cannot go unanswered or they will demonise most of American citizens.

Posted by: Decaf at December 30, 2016 05:04 PM (nogKi)

18 DNCE is some pop band, but that's all I know.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 30, 2016 05:04 PM (FYrz1)

19 Great ONT CDR M. Loved the dog tweets. The pup bringing the pine cones in to make its hooman feel better makes me smile.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at December 30, 2016 05:04 PM (VnCI9)

20 No. Just no. Kissenger, a mobile device that lets people kiss each other from anywhere in the world. Big Bang Theory covered this years ago. https://youtu.be/hO4BhXaMpxs

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 05:05 PM (cAnNx)

21 Has a B-1 ever actually fired a shot in anger?

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 30, 2016 05:05 PM (88x1C)

22 Loved the dog tweets. Pudgy at the top there seems to be saying, "You expecting me to eat all of those?"

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at December 30, 2016 05:05 PM (FoI/9)

23 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 05:06 PM (voOPb)

24 "11 Wow, I might make it into the first 20 comments! Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at December 30, 2016 10:01 PM (Saqzi)" --------- And my first time in the top 10.

Posted by: Decaf at December 30, 2016 05:07 PM (nogKi)

25 15 That first pic: "DAD! Can I have them all?" Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 10:04 PM (cAnNx) When we take our newf to the pet store, he likes to "shop" by checking out the toys and bones, and will get exactly one treat from the open bins of treats. He carries it to the checker, too. Then goes around to their side of the counter and pushes the treat bin there. He's absolutely shameful.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at December 30, 2016 05:07 PM (VnCI9)

26 I like the dog on top. Albertson's was selling for Christmas dog chews that were over a yard long. Imagine giving that to a Jack Russell!

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:07 PM (GsAUU)

27 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38473936 Merkel suddenly fears Islamic terror!

Posted by: RAPCity at December 30, 2016 05:07 PM (hDDgx)

28 our son worked with b-1 pilots for a summer as a jag assistant while in law school. when they returned from afghanistan, the flyovers were epic. he spent the rest of the summer in the rapid city courthouse, smoothing things over for some of the crews. not the pilots. the pilots were straight up good guys. he still keeps in contact with them.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:07 PM (KP5rU)

29 Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer resigns rather than sing for Trump. I'm sure Mittens can fill in.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 30, 2016 05:08 PM (3C9q2)

30 Thx for dog tweets I loled and loled

Posted by: Random Joe at December 30, 2016 05:08 PM (riqBd)

31 Has a B-1 ever actually fired a shot in anger? -- Well, I don't think the B-1 was angry but they did deliver ordnance in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at December 30, 2016 05:08 PM (FoI/9)

32 21: really?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:08 PM (KP5rU)

33 the first pic is funny

Posted by: concrete girl at December 30, 2016 05:09 PM (TD/W3)

34 Gnight all, have a great one. And remember, Hilary will never be president. We cannot say that too much.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at December 30, 2016 05:09 PM (VnCI9)

35 Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 10:03 PM (GsAUU) Brought us the song Cake by the Ocean.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 05:09 PM (exyD+)

36 CDR, now that Trump will be president you may get to buy a Garand. There are still a bunch overseas waiting to come home.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 05:09 PM (hVdx9)

37 Posted by: Decaf at December 30, 2016 10:01 PM (nogKi) Sort of like the claim that the koran says that harming one person is like harming the whole world (or some such). It is *very* important to find out what the definition of "person" is. Turns out dhimmis, infidels, and pagans all don't qualify.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 30, 2016 05:09 PM (sEDyY)

38 I want my ... I want my ... I want my ... M-14

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at December 30, 2016 05:10 PM (FoI/9)

39 Thank you for a wonderful ONT, CDR M -- now, off to chase links!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 05:11 PM (EzgxV)

40 Brought us the song Cake by the Ocean. Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 10:09 PM (exyD+) I prefer to think they're singing "Kate by the Ocean"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 30, 2016 05:12 PM (BXC+l)

41 I should add that this is the reason progs *don't* want to define their terms. That and conflating terms is helpful for the narrative.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 30, 2016 05:12 PM (sEDyY)

42 I should make a new coexist bumper sticker, but put a big middle finger in it, it will represent flyover county.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 30, 2016 05:12 PM (6Ll1u)

43 Brought us the song Cake by the Ocean. Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 10:09 PM (exyD+) --Never heard of the song nor the band. They were playing that song at the halftime show of the Orange Bowl.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:12 PM (GsAUU)

44 I saw a B-1B do a fly over a football game between VMI and The Citadel.  The entire corp were on the field and the bomber came over at about 500 ft with it's afterburners on.



Then it sweep back it's wings and was fucking GONE.



You could feel the fuel and heat from the jets. AMAZING SHIT

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 05:13 PM (hVnKJ)

45 Obama unfriended Russia. Ouch, tough-lover!

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2016 05:14 PM (ysprU)

46 the dog tweets are great

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 30, 2016 05:14 PM (Om16U)

47 >>>No. Just no. Kissenger, a mobile device that lets people kiss each other from anywhere in the world. That has possibilities. Nothing says you gotta hold the phone to your mouth.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 30, 2016 05:14 PM (rH4JY)

48 @23- Yep MH. And two nights in a row with no autoplaying vids and the like. Thank you both very much for that.

Posted by: teej at December 30, 2016 05:15 PM (gJ3Vg)

49 21 Has a B-1 ever actually fired a shot in anger?

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 30, 2016 10:05 PM (88x1C)


Yes and yes, and a few times more yes.  Normally we had Marine aviation on station, but it was always nice when the Air Force had a bomber nearby with ordnance to spare.  Only problem was that you needed somebody qualified as a Joint Tactical Air Controller. 

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at December 30, 2016 05:15 PM (7N6ox)

50 I've been listening to a singer by the name of Willy Deville. He sang the theme song for The Princess Bride, with Mark Knopfler. I love his voice and I do recommend a listen. Anybody familiar with him?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 05:15 PM (s7hQ/)

51 I find it amusing that Putin is just kind of shrugging off Obama's petulant new sanctions and refusing to retaliate (against the advice of his own Foreign Minister).

Putin is basically saying, "This means nothing. In three weeks you'll have a new President, so I don't even have to care right now."

I expect Obama to escalate in some way, though. His ego just can't take being brushed off like that.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 05:15 PM (0OG8D)

52  Kissenger, a mobile device that lets people kiss each other from anywhere in the world.

++++

How does it handle tongue action? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2016 05:15 PM (R+30W)

53 George Soros is calling Trump names.

I feel much better about the future.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 30, 2016 05:16 PM (2crW4)

54 The B-1B was originally cancelled by Carter, Reagan reinstated it.  It was built as ground hugging bomber that could fly under radar for a nuclear attack.



WAY over budget and now an orphan with not much of a mission



Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 05:16 PM (hVnKJ)

55 44: an amazing fucking airplane. they will put the fear of god in you. even when they're just showin off. america, fuck yah.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:16 PM (KP5rU)

56 Let me know when my smart phone will give head and make me a sandwich anytime I want.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 05:16 PM (HJEuH)

57 Posted by: teej at December 30, 2016 10:15 PM (gJ3Vg) Sorry about the vids but I enjoy working them into my ONTs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 05:16 PM (voOPb)

58 Then there was the TCU-Navy flyover. YouTube it.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 05:16 PM (exyD+)

59 *holds device to balls* Can you speak up? I can't hear you!

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at December 30, 2016 05:17 PM (hBig8)

60 13 Who is DNCE?

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 10:03 PM (GsAUU)


Who the fck knows, but they got beards and tatts so, cool.

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 05:17 PM (hVnKJ)

61 Merkel suddenly fears Islamic terror! There 's an old saying about shutting the barn door after the horse has gotten out.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 05:17 PM (+lVUW)

62 *I remember when I was stationed at Ft Sill, you could buy beer 24 hrs a day, but going downtown to a club to drink meant buying a private membership. They have some crazy laws in Oklahoma. Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 30, 2016 09:56 PM (6Ll1u)* It's been a while since you were in OK. (Carried over from previous thread)

Posted by: tbodie at December 30, 2016 05:17 PM (XMGl9)

63 Kissenger, a mobile device that lets people kiss each other from anywhere in the world. Can you hear me now?

Posted by: Hope Solo at December 30, 2016 05:18 PM (hBig8)

64 Why oh why did the DT team even try to reach out to those in the entertainment industry? Why didn't they simply ask for applications and choose from those? Why give the fucking media even one more thing to conflate and be derisive about? Ugh!

Posted by: Libertarianwannabe at December 30, 2016 05:18 PM (nQ10o)

65 Wolverines held to a field goal again.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:19 PM (GsAUU)

66 54; oh, really? obama will fuck up the way for a mission for that plane. never underestimate a deranged flunk out. and, son of a whore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:19 PM (KP5rU)

67 60 13 Who is DNCE? Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 10:03 PM (GsAUU) Who the fck knows, but they got beards and tatts so, cool. Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 10:17 PM (hVnKJ) So does Lena Dunham

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 05:19 PM (voOPb)

68 The biological and chemical function of kissing is sensing pheromones from your mate and to produce oxytocin to bond among other things a phone device cannot do. People are going to be fucked up in the future if the current trajectory holds.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 05:20 PM (HJEuH)

69 kessenger - wasn't this an invention on the big bang theory?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 30, 2016 05:20 PM (Om16U)

70 "Santa's got a B1-B. Ho. Ho. Ho."

Posted by: Hans al-Gruber at December 30, 2016 05:21 PM (hBig8)

71 Kissenger, a mobile device that lets people kiss each other from anywhere in the world.

-----

The virus one could get from such a thing; I mean there's mono, and then there's- whatever the hell THAT would be.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 05:21 PM (prEBe)

72 Women will be placing Kissinger on their vaginas. Juts wait it is coming.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 05:21 PM (HJEuH)

73 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 05:23 PM (IcT7t)

74 So is Henry Kissinger getting royalties from Kissinger?

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2016 05:23 PM (sdi6R)

75 Love the doggie wish photo!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 05:23 PM (tHwdc)

76 Women will be placing Kissinger on their vaginas. Juts wait it is coming. Do NOT buy a refurbished one!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 05:23 PM (IcT7t)

77 69 kessenger - wasn't this an invention on the big bang theory? Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 30, 2016 10:20 PM (Om16U) Comment 20

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 05:23 PM (cAnNx)

78 53 George Soros is calling Trump names. I feel much better about the future. Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 30, 2016 10:16 PM (2crW4) So is Glen Beck. It's almost like Glenn Beck is a phony opportunist hack who steals other peoples work and co-ops movements.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 05:24 PM (HJEuH)

79 so is kissenger still going with having a pic of henry appear on the screen when you are kissing it that they had in the early version?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 05:25 PM (cPsPa)

80 Obama's sanctions on Russia are a metaphor for his entire administration. The Little Bang Theory

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2016 05:25 PM (hBig8)

81 On the M1 Garand. You also need it's mini me the M1 carbine.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 30, 2016 05:25 PM (W6Ch1)

82 Buy gold coins

Posted by: Glenn Beck at December 30, 2016 05:25 PM (riqBd)

83 They can't handle ridicule, and Putin is openly laughing at Obama.

Posted by: davidt at December 30, 2016 05:26 PM (XoldI)

84 Whew, what a bunch of nice links -- especially the dog tweets one. Makes me sad I don't have a doggeh, though. When we blow this popsicle stand and get a place with some land, I intend to experiment with various anti-allergy things and see if I can somehow coexist with a pup. I'll probably have to rent one as a test case.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 05:26 PM (EzgxV)

85 Apologizing for what MH. Weren't any autoplays last night. Those are the ones that run me off. Limited data plan. Just embeds don't bother me a bit. I just don't push play. Meh, most of the time Fridays are the only night I'm around any way. ONT goes up at my work night bed time.

Posted by: teej at December 30, 2016 05:27 PM (gJ3Vg)

86 Is it Kissinger or Kissenger? Kissenger strikes me as the more likely spelling, as it would be a portmanteau of "Kiss" plus "Messenger".

Uh, not that I care or anything. I'm asking for, you know, a friend and stuff.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 05:27 PM (0OG8D)

87 53 George Soros is calling Trump names. I feel much better about the future. Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 30, 2016 10:16 PM (2crW4) did he call Trump a JOO-loving bastid?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 30, 2016 05:27 PM (Om16U)

88 Can the Kessinger be linked to a Fleshlight?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (s7hQ/)

89 Trump has 6 letters Hitler has 6 letters ITS NOT A COINCIDENCE!

Posted by: The Reality Based Community at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (aZq03)

90 tbodie may have uncovered the fact that I'm an old man, surprise!!

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (6Ll1u)

91 People will be banging their smart phones in two years. I hear some already do when set to vibrate.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (HJEuH)

92 I'm still waiting for "Nip Alert".

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (lmIoG)

93 Ol' Kissinger was a horn dog, from what I've read. Jill St. John, and Candice Bergen amongst others.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (DW+jj)

94 There are way too many college bowl games.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (exyD+)

95 The M-1 is an interesting study on how a piece of technology can actually be objectively lousy but succeed because it's so far ahead of its peers. The op rod is a huge mass of reciprocating metal that cycles every time it's fired. Now you need to re-aim, because a couple pounds of steel has just bounced through your rifle. The corrosive cartridges blow fouling through the whole gas system, requiring constant cleaning. Using .30-06 instead of .276 was purely political and didn't do any favors for the guys who had to use it. It hit harder, but spewing 9mm pistol rounds was already a pretty handy trick and delivering .30 at 1000 yards wasn't really a world-beater anymore. Detachable box magazines were already a solved problem 20 years earlier; using en-bloc clips to charge an internal magazine was a hilarious anachronism. The safety is inside the trigger guard. The procedure for disengaging the safety is pretty much sticking your finger in the trigger guard. AYFKM. It was absolutely the best of all the standard-issued infantry weapons of its time, but it really should have been a lot better, and there's no real reason it couldn't have been.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (8nWyX)

96 Cdr M, just do it - Field Grade M1 from the CMP, $630 shipped. !!!!! Not a bad deal at all. Dunno when Service Grades will be available again (somebody else here might), but you could also spend $1030 and get a Special Grade (new barrel, new stock). Garands are even cooler than you think. If you're a WWII buff, as I am, it's funny - past few days I've been finding Battle of Bulge video/imagery online to supplement a book I'm reading, and seeing the guys firing their M1s, the clips ejecting .... Just do it. They're not making any more of them.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 05:28 PM (QDnY+)

97 So is Glen Beck. It's almost like Glenn Beck is a phony opportunist hack who steals other peoples work and co-ops movements. ___ Team Soros pays better

Posted by: Glenn Beck at December 30, 2016 05:29 PM (aZq03)

98 Kessinger be linked to a Fleshlight? Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (s7hQ/) heh, what do you think that interface would look like?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 05:29 PM (cPsPa)

99 83: putin has more balls than mcstain, miss lindsey, mccocksucker, and eddie munster combined. he plays d.c.like a cheap ass fiddle. we are in great hands right now.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:29 PM (KP5rU)

100 George Soros is calling Trump names. I feel much better about the future. Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people I'll assume he isn't calling Trump a nazi, since he was besties with the nazis.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 05:29 PM (+lVUW)

101 89 Trump has 6 letters Hitler has 6 letters ITS NOT A COINCIDENCE! Posted by: The Reality Based Community at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (aZq03) I'm old enough to remember: Ronald Wilson Reagan = 666

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2016 05:30 PM (sdi6R)

102 Rent-a-pup it'll be huuuuuge Northern isn't asking for a friend - refreshing

Posted by: Glenn Beck at December 30, 2016 05:30 PM (riqBd)

103 I laughed at the movie Surrogates in 2009. Now, I see it as a near certain future.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 05:30 PM (HJEuH)

104 Completely OT and apropos of nothing except that I remember talking about the franchise on other ONTs - they're making a Double Dragon 4, with retro NES graphics and with a very competent development team (Ark System Works and some of the original guys from Technos as consultants). Unfortunately, it's only on PS4 and PC (Steam). I was sort of hoping they'd make it into an NES cart - there's an easy way to do it, it's basically just a cart shell and a flash disk.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 05:31 PM (kumBu)

105 Trump has 6 letters Hitler has 6 letters ITS NOT A COINCIDENCE! Posted by: The Reality Based Community at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (aZq03) Imbecile and Liberals each have eight letters.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 05:31 PM (s7hQ/)

106 >>>And Hillary will Never Be President of The United States. Trump probably saved her life. I don't think she has it in her to tough it out like JFK or FDR.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 05:31 PM (nIGPZ)

107 Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 10:26 PM (EzgxV) cooth we've been dragging the allergic kid to meet dogs and so far she's been good with poodles, a cockapoo, a goldendoodle, and ok with soft-coated wheatens. Fingers crossed right now for a standard poodle puppy in the spring. costs an arm, leg, and a kidney though.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 30, 2016 05:31 PM (Om16U)

108 After diligent research that took five minutes, I have determined that Shoe On Head is not Boxxy. As with all things Internet, others had wondered before me. Repeat. Shoe On Head is not Boxxy. That is all.

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2016 05:32 PM (iMxBJ)

109 94 There are way too many college bowl games. Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (exyD+) --True, but at least now we're at the tender, juicy meat of bowl season. Even the Taxslayer and Citrus Bowl games tomorrow have good matchups.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:32 PM (GsAUU)

110 CDR M, You really need to get that Garand. A fine piece of history and a LOT of fun to shoot. CMP has some Field Grade and Special Grade rifles back in stock. Field Grade rifles may not look pristine but they will still have decent accuracy. Thank goodness, in a way, they are still out of those .308 Garands. Means I don't have to use any will power to resist getting one.

Posted by: JTB at December 30, 2016 05:32 PM (V+03K)

111 Sort of like the claim that the koran says that harming one person is like harming the whole world (or some such). Whilst we're on the topic of stealing other peoples' work...

Posted by: talmud sanhedrin at December 30, 2016 05:33 PM (6FqZa)

112 Even the fact that Barry needs sanctions now only proves how weak he's been for years. 'More flexible after the election'? Obama's been more flexible for Putin than a blow-up doll at the State Pen.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 30, 2016 05:34 PM (Ndje9)

113 26 I like the dog on top. Albertson's was selling for Christmas dog chews that were over a yard long. Imagine giving that to a Jack Russell! Posted by: logprof ----------- For Tucker's first Christmas, four years ago now, he got one of those. It was twisted with half red so it looked like a candy cane. He was only like 3 months old. Took him at least a week, but he got through it. To this day, he turns his nose up at rawhide chews. I guess he had enough that one time?

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 05:34 PM (DOcyR)

114 "Repeat. Shoe On Head is not Boxxy. That is all.

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2016 10:32 PM (iMxBJ) "

Oh God, Boxxy. That was...2005?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 05:34 PM (kumBu)

115 hogmartin, interesting M1 comments. Agree generally, though I think the ballistics of that projectile *did* prove very handy in the European theater (walls, vehicles) - the penetrating power, I mean. The safety inside the trigger guard IS hilarious. Of course the corrosive primer thing's no longer an issue (unless you buy Paki or Iranian surplus). And couldn't we call the .30 vs. .276 decision "practical" as much as political? I mean, a zillion rounds in stock - wasn't that MacArthur's main rationale for that?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 05:34 PM (QDnY+)

116 Would liberals actually attend performances by The Rockettes?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 05:35 PM (s7hQ/)

117 So is Glen Beck. It's almost like Glenn Beck is a phony opportunist hack who steals other peoples work and co-ops movements. First, he's part of the entertainment industry. Second, he backed the wrong horse, and on election night had to live with the foolishness of it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 05:35 PM (+lVUW)

118 Trump has 6 letters
Hitler has 6 letters

ITS NOT A COINCIDENCE!

Posted by: The Reality Based Community at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (aZq03)


Trump has six letters?   OK, in Russian?

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 05:35 PM (hVnKJ)

119 78 So is Glen Beck. It's almost like Glenn Beck is a phony opportunist hack who steals other peoples work and co-ops movements. Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 10:24 PM (HJEuH) That's one theory. Another is that Beck is a really, really emotionally volatile guy who can believe one thing with utter conviction one minute, and believe the opposite with equal conviction a little while later.

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2016 05:35 PM (iMxBJ)

120 I always appreciate the non-Ono ONTs but those doggy tweets and photos just made my night. Thanks.

Posted by: JTB at December 30, 2016 05:35 PM (V+03K)

121 116; NO. next question.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:35 PM (KP5rU)

122 Why the Hell can't I have an owner like that dog in the top pic?

Posted by: the dog in the bottom pic at December 30, 2016 05:36 PM (2xRDR)

123 114 Oh God, Boxxy. That was...2005? Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 10:34 PM (kumBu) Looks like 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOExl5doR2A

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2016 05:37 PM (iMxBJ)

124 116 Would liberals actually attend performances by The Rockettes?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 10:35 PM (s7hQ/)


Only if they were transgendered

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 05:37 PM (hVnKJ)

125 For Tucker's first Christmas, four years ago now, he got one of those. It was twisted with half red so it looked like a candy cane. He was only like 3 months old. Took him at least a week, but he got through it. To this day, he turns his nose up at rawhide chews. I guess he had enough that one time? Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 10:34 PM (DOcyR) --Awesome!

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:37 PM (GsAUU)

126 To this day, he turns his nose up at rawhide chews. I guess he had enough that one time?

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 10:34 PM (DOcyR)


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Has Tucker tried bully sticks? I can dremel hell hound's nails with a bully stick bribe

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 05:37 PM (prEBe)

127 So is Glen Beck. It's almost like Glenn Beck is a phony opportunist hack who steals other peoples work and co-ops movements. Maybe he's trying to get a gig at MSNBC with his whiteboards. Only this time it will be a right wing conspiracy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 05:37 PM (+lVUW)

128 I understand the advantages of the smaller calibers but I was weaned on the 03A3. 30-06 just seems like a real cartridge to me.

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 05:37 PM (LTHVh)

129 i worry about grenn bleck about as much as i worry about my carbon emissions. fuck em both to hell. it's all opportunist bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:38 PM (KP5rU)

130 Heh, a Taco that stops runs.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:38 PM (GsAUU)

131 i. have. an. alibi.
i. was. telling. mr. obama. about. gay. clubs.
eight. are. near. by.

Posted by: Siri at December 30, 2016 05:38 PM (lJXY3)

132 According to wiki, parts of the Double Dragon movie were filmed on the Cuyahoga River. To me, that's more embarrassing than the whole 'lighting the river on fire' thing.

I'm amazed how many actors and actresses emerged from that disaster unscathed. Robert Patrick, Scott Wolf and Alyssa Milano still have careers, whereas Elizabeth Berkeley was basically blacklisted after Showgirls.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 05:38 PM (kumBu)

133 Greetings: B1B: Just love the Earenschplittenloudenboomers but vaporizations will always be my personnel favorite.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 30, 2016 05:38 PM (evgyj)

134 JTB, instead of me doing any actual work (eewwwww ....), like perusing the CMP forums, can you tell me the current status of Service Grades (i.e., any official line/hint from CMP on when they'll be accepting orders again)?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 05:38 PM (QDnY+)

135 Posted by: the dog in the bottom pic at December 30, 2016 10:36 PM (2xRDR)

Come to the Occam's House of Spoiled Rotten Puppers.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 05:39 PM (prEBe)

136 107 Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 10:26 PM (EzgxV)

cooth we've been dragging the allergic kid to meet dogs and so far she's been good with poodles, a cockapoo, a goldendoodle, and ok with soft-coated wheatens.
Fingers crossed right now for a standard poodle puppy in the spring.
costs an arm, leg, and a kidney though.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 30, 2016 10:31 PM (Om16U)


Yeah, I've heard of hypoallergenic pooches before -- but I'm thinking more like a border or Australian. Or, even better, a heterogenous pack -- and that would involve changing my circumstances.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 05:40 PM (EzgxV)

137 "Looks like 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOExl5doR2A

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2016 10:37 PM (iMxBJ) "

I swear Boxxy was a meme on early, early Youtube, like same timeframe as lonelygirl. Which would have been around 2007. I could be way off, though.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 05:40 PM (kumBu)

138 Sort of like the claim that the koran says that harming one person is like harming the whole world (or some such). *** Of course many Muslims say that Jews aren't people too...so that's a rather convenient way to work around that...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 30, 2016 05:40 PM (aZq03)

139 Know Your Meme says early 2009 for Boxxy - so yeah, I was way off.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 05:41 PM (kumBu)

140 Trump has six letters? OK, in Russian? ___ STOP MANSPAILING ME! I need a safe space

Posted by: The Reality Based Community at December 30, 2016 05:41 PM (aZq03)

141 Bully sticks? *off to Bingle...

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 05:41 PM (DOcyR)

142 Great ONT CDR. You and the other COBs have done a great job with them after taking over this year.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 30, 2016 05:41 PM (wfDW1)

143 *tbodie may have uncovered the fact that I'm an old man, surprise!! Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (6Ll1u)* I went to school about 30 miles from Ft. Sill, back in the day. If you ever come through SE Ok, 1st round is on me. No membership required.

Posted by: tbodie at December 30, 2016 05:41 PM (XMGl9)

144 There's an app for that Pepe

Posted by: Glenn Beck at December 30, 2016 05:42 PM (riqBd)

145 Trump has 6 letters
Hitler has 6 letters

ITS NOT A COINCIDENCE!

Posted by: The Reality Based Community at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (aZq03)


Except it has 5.  Just like Obama.



Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 05:42 PM (tHwdc)

146 As Grump says, there's something ..... nice and beefy about the 30-06. Like, pick up an ammo can full of it (ouch). Same for the 54R (also looks like a little artillery shell, which I've always liked). Anyway, Cdr M (and any similarly inclined morons), if such an addition fits into your shooting/collecting/whatever program otherwise, there's nothing to be gained by not buying a CMP Garand while you can. Price on the "secondary" market is already higher, and will probably become much more so when CMP finally runs out of the regular grades (a storied milestone which the last executive director said was actually, finally, in sight as of two years ago).

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 05:43 PM (QDnY+)

147 Repeat. Shoe On Head is not Boxxy. That is all. Posted by: Splunge So she's Blaire White?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 05:43 PM (nIGPZ)

148 The Cultural Appropriation of Slavery More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12748

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2016 05:43 PM (vBeA5)

149 My cat is very spoiled, but he has worms, which means 12 days of medicine, and he's such a picky eater that the only way we can administer it is with a liquid syringe right down his gullet. He is...nettled, to put it lightly.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 05:43 PM (kumBu)

150 Speight isn't very good without Butt.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:43 PM (GsAUU)

151 I had a mixed breed mutt for a short time. I caught him chewing on one of my t-shirts. I yelled at him, took the t-shirt away, and gave him his raw hide chew. He looked at the raw hide, back at the shirt, then at me with a WTF dude look? That mutt had the 'hybrid vigor' of a cross breed, the results of some genetic experiment to create a new breed and was plum crazy when it came to other dogs; he was a little guy with a Napoleon Complex. We got along great. No one else could handle him.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at December 30, 2016 05:44 PM (FoI/9)

152 129. I worry about grenn bleck about as much as i worry about my carbon emissions. fuck em both to hell. it's all opportunist bullshit. ---- LOL Chavez

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 05:44 PM (voOPb)

153 126 Has Tucker tried bully sticks? I can dremel hell hound's nails with a bully stick bribe Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 10:37 PM (prEBe) Um, are those...penises?

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2016 05:44 PM (iMxBJ)

154 141 Bully sticks?
*off to Bingle...

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 10:41 PM (DOcyR)


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Please have safe search on, please have safe search on, please..



It's bovine bull...ahem..tallywackers. I usually order from the amazon thingymabob.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 05:44 PM (prEBe)

155 Watch out, if Obama gets really mad he will start a hashtag campaign against Russia on Twitter.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 30, 2016 05:45 PM (wfDW1)

156 ... and I meant to add that dogs are a lot of work. Much like being married.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at December 30, 2016 05:45 PM (FoI/9)

157 >>>Posted by: the dog in the bottom pic at December 30, 2016 10:36 PM (2xRDR)
Come to the Occam's House of Spoiled Rotten Puppers.
Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 10:39 PM (prEBe)<<<



Ok, but you just keep away with that Drem... oh look a Bully stick!



Posted by: the dog in the bottom pic at December 30, 2016 05:45 PM (2xRDR)

158 I was always intrigued by the SVT-40. Auto-loading rifle in 7.62 x 54R, but simultaneously too elaborate for mass production and too poorly-designed to be reliable. Hence, back to the M-N - simple, cheap, and reliable.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at December 30, 2016 05:46 PM (nTH61)

159 Bully sticks?
I understand they're like a Bag of Dicks but for dogs.
(See the sock link.)

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2016 05:46 PM (lJXY3)

160 Except it has 5. Just like Obama. ___ Don't criticize Osama bin La -- I said Osama Obama -- Obama since he, ah, won by such a big amount

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at December 30, 2016 05:46 PM (aZq03)

161 "Except it has 5. Just like Obama.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 10:42 PM (tHwdc) "

It's not well-known, but Trump is actually spelled with the double-r (erre) from Spanish, in an attempt to make his taco bowls more authentic. So it is indeed 6 letters - Trrump. Gotta roll that tongue for those r's, though.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 05:46 PM (kumBu)

162 Pick-6 by Wolverines! Now we have a game.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:46 PM (GsAUU)

163 Actually the transliteration of Trump's name, in Russian, also has 5 letters. And upon review the call on the field, by Uncle Palpatine a few days ago, stands: the Russian transliteration being used by Russian media uses an "a" instead of a "u", but that ways is pronounced closer to the English way, because the Russian "u" equivalent is always long (as in "chute").

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 05:46 PM (QDnY+)

164 --Awesome! Posted by: logprof ----------- Yeah, that thing was 3x his size. Ridiculous, but fun to watch. I'll have to look for those bully sticks. His favorite are real bones I found at the dollar store. Come from somewhere in WY, I think. (Never give dogs treats/chews from China, please)

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 05:46 PM (DOcyR)

165 Shit

Posted by: Random joe at December 30, 2016 05:47 PM (riqBd)

166 I had gotten my dog these fake stick things made with real wood. Never really chewed on them that much. They'd just been sitting outside for him. Tonight I gave them to Tali, and all of a sudden he's very interested in chewing on them again. Selfish dog. As bad as an only child that doesn't want others playing with his toys even if he isn't using them.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 05:47 PM (cAnNx)

167 Is there any chance the CMP can get the M1s south Korea had now Obama's out? Or did they already get rid of them?

Posted by: Willy J. at December 30, 2016 05:48 PM (W6Ch1)

168 Chi! Did you score the email?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 05:48 PM (EzgxV)

169 Shit Yeah.

Posted by: eleven at December 30, 2016 05:48 PM (qUNWi)

170 evening horde

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at December 30, 2016 05:48 PM (C+vbB)

171 The garand is on my bucket list of guns to acquire. I got my grubby hands on a nice 03 Springfield last year. Battle worn but not busted. Haven't had a chance to get it to the range but the smithe says the action is in great shape.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 30, 2016 05:49 PM (dnWSK)

172 A song for Glen Beck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 05:50 PM (+lVUW)

173 From the ESPN ass-kissing author -- [Tim] Thomas' absence was uncalled for. The president has more important things to worry about with Tuesday's State of the Union address. Bull. Effin'. Shit.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2016 05:50 PM (BK3ZS)

174 It feels dirty to root for Michigan, but I guess "B1g 14..err..10" pride and all that. They'd probably be winning if Peppers wasn't injured.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 05:50 PM (kumBu)

175 Time once again for the long dark night of the soul.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 30, 2016 05:50 PM (0mRoj)

176 159 Bully sticks?
I understand they're like a Bag of Dicks but for dogs.
(See the sock link.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 30, 2016 10:46 PM (lJXY3)


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I was JUST joking that I had ordered a bag of dicks for the dogs. I mean, really- a yuuuge zip loc'd bag- of braided bull hoo hoos.


Hell hound is delighted.


I should take a picture of that bag next to the hound of hell, for the pet thread

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 05:50 PM (prEBe)

177 156 ... and I meant to add that dogs are a lot of work.

Much like being married.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at December 30, 2016 10:45 PM (FoI/9)


I was in charge of taking care of our three dogs until I went off to college.....and discovered, miraculously, that I was not a sickly child. Came back for summer, sneezed and coughed all summer long....wasn't until I was a sophomore in college that I realized how allergic I was to furry critters.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 05:50 PM (EzgxV)

178 A bully stick is a what?!?!

**goes off to re-enact bathroom scene from The Crying Game**

Posted by: the dog in the bottom pic at December 30, 2016 05:50 PM (2xRDR)

179 152: don't tell lenny decraprio though, i don't need that bear raped mewling quim on my ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:51 PM (KP5rU)

180 155 Watch out, if Obama gets really mad he will start a hashtag campaign against Russia on Twitter. Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 30, 2016 10:45 PM (wfDW1) Tilted head hashtag campaign? Oh noes. That's kind of extreme, don't you think?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 05:51 PM (s7hQ/)

181 Comiket Cosplay Day 2 NSFW http://preview.tinyurl.com/jxy8hh9 http://preview.tinyurl.com/gub6mvj

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2016 05:51 PM (vBeA5)

182 170 evening horde

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at December 30, 2016 10:48 PM (C+vbB)



Howdy, SoM!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 05:52 PM (EzgxV)

183 155 Watch out, if Obama gets really mad he will start a hashtag campaign against Russia on Twitter. Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 30, 2016 10:45 PM (wfDW1) #BringBackOurElection

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2016 05:52 PM (iMxBJ)

184 54 The B-1B was originally cancelled by Carter, Reagan reinstated it. It was built as ground hugging bomber that could fly under radar for a nuclear attack. WAY over budget and now an orphan with not much of a mission Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 10:16 PM (hVnKJ) -------------- The hell? You need to review or reread the history of the B1. One hell of a bomber that grunts could never get enough of.

Posted by: Soona at December 30, 2016 05:52 PM (qX1ja)

185 I'm amazed how many actors and actresses emerged from that disaster unscathed. Robert Patrick, Scott Wolf and Alyssa Milano still have careers, whereas Elizabeth Berkeley was basically blacklisted after Showgirls. Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 10:38 PM (kumBu) Dumb awful video game movie versus dumb awful pseudo porn with too much plot. Ayssa Milano's nude scenes in that vampire movie are hotter than Elizabeth Berkeley's were in Showgirls.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 05:52 PM (cAnNx)

186 I should take a picture of that bag next to the hound of hell, for the pet thread Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 10:50 PM (prEBe) --Please. Don't tease.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:52 PM (GsAUU)

187 165 Shit That was my sentiment this morning in JJs thread when a poster laid out the case that the Arab spring was a filed attempt my McCaint, limp wrist Lindsey and the FAB to remake the Mideast closer to their hearts desire. The current Russia accusations are retaliation for their meddling in Syria.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 30, 2016 05:53 PM (dnWSK)

188 173
From the ESPN ass-kissing author --
[Tim] Thomas' absence was uncalled for. The president has more important things to worry about with Tuesday's State of the Union address.


Bull. Effin'. Shit.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 30, 2016 10:50 PM (BK3ZS)



Yeah, I washed my hands after reading that garbage, and my opinion of Tim Thomas went up some notches.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 05:53 PM (EzgxV)

189 Grenn Blecch was sort dead to me right after the re-election of Obama, when he declared that it had all happened because he, Grenn Blecch, had been a "divider" and not a "uniter". He apparenty felt really, really bad about that, too.

I saw it all as virtue-signalling, that he would henceforth be much more friendly to the GOPe/Dem alliance in order to nurture and improve his relevancy in their eyes and thus improve his future economic prospects.

In other words, he straight-up sold out with that declaration.

I was not the least bit surprised when he came right out opposing Donald Trump with every fiber of his being, because I already knew Blecch was a sell-out. He'd already straight-up declared it! And so, his protestations meant absolutely nothing to me.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 05:53 PM (0OG8D)

190 Siri, how do I get an umbrella through an iron gate? For. crying. out. loud. Ask. Biden. He. figured. out. how. to. do. it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2016 05:53 PM (BK3ZS)

191 Willy J. I could be wrong, but I think South Korea's M1s (both Garands and carbines) are owned by them - not lent under the Military Assistance Program or other post-war programs - so CMP wouldn't be in the picture anyway. The CMP only deals in govt. property that is returned to DOD, and then passed on to them for sale to support their activities. This question comes up all the time, maybe someone else here can correct me, but I think the South Korean rifles would be private sale. Still possible, and still a question of Washington OK'ing importation. So THAT part might be due for a change - but CMP wouldn't be selling them. Speaking of which, please oh please, with all of the great appointments so far, I hope Trump really blows off the roof with his ATF chief.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 05:53 PM (QDnY+)

192 That would make a fine Pet Thread photo.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2016 05:54 PM (lJXY3)

193 and, bono is a purebred, no talent, asshole. can't stand that prima donna preachin fuck.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:54 PM (KP5rU)

194 Woo hoo! Cook!!!!!

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:55 PM (GsAUU)

195 Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 10:44 PM (prEBe)



Tallywackers!



<snort giggle>

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 05:55 PM (tHwdc)

196 Dog is not allowed my coat

Posted by: Random joe at December 30, 2016 05:56 PM (riqBd)

197 178 A bully stick is a what?!?!

**goes off to re-enact bathroom scene from The Crying Game**

Posted by: the dog in the bottom pic at December 30, 2016 10:50 PM (2xRDR)


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Poor thing. Does this mean you don't want to come to Occam's House of Spoiled Rotten Puppers? You'll miss out when we field dress deer..

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 05:56 PM (prEBe)

198 I was JUST joking that I had ordered a bag of dicks for the dogs. I mean, really- a yuuuge zip loc'd bag- of braided bull hoo hoos. Hell hound is delighted. I should take a picture of that bag next to the hound of hell, for the pet thread Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 10:50 PM (prEBe) if you have a hoo hoo you are not a bull.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 05:56 PM (cPsPa)

199 Woo hoo!
Butler!!!!!


This is a pretty strange game, logprof, but continue.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2016 05:56 PM (lJXY3)

200 Does Obama cry on Michelle's shoulder when Putin kicks sand in his face?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 05:56 PM (s7hQ/)

201 soona gets it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:56 PM (KP5rU)

202 185 Ayssa Milano's nude scenes in that vampire movie are hotter than Elizabeth Berkeley's were in Showgirls. Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 10:52 PM (cAnNx) Pretty low bar. Watching Showgirls made me forget for a while why I liked nude women in the first place.

Posted by: Splunge at December 30, 2016 05:57 PM (iMxBJ)

203 Gotta roll that tongue for those r's, though.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 10:46 PM (kumBu)



Not rollin' my tongue for Trump, no sirree!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 05:57 PM (tHwdc)

204 200: have you seen mooch? he can't reach his shoulder. wonder who the surrogate was?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 05:58 PM (KP5rU)

205 The B-1B was originally cancelled by Carter, Reagan reinstated it. It was built as ground hugging bomber that could fly under radar for a nuclear attack. WAY over budget and now an orphan with not much of a mission Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 10:16 PM (hVnKJ) carter canceled the B1 A, Reagan brought it back as the B1 B. different planes

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 05:58 PM (cPsPa)

206 Most of the users of Kissenger are probably too young to know who Kissinger is. I bet his visage would put them right off.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 05:58 PM (rH4JY)

207 Russia hopes that it can ride out the storm and put ties with the U.S. on a better track once Trump takes office, said Fyodor Lukyanov, chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, a Kremlin foreign-policy advisory group. "Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions, so he will go and we can both decide that we don't bear any responsibility for the actions of a jackass," Lukyanov said.

Posted by: SMOD at December 30, 2016 05:58 PM (e8kgV)

208 TD 'Noles!

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 05:59 PM (GsAUU)

209 if you have a hoo hoo you are not a bull.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 10:56 PM (cPsPa)


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Well, if it's now a bully *stick*, he's not a bull anymore, either lol


But I apologize- hoo hoo, hoo haa- I'm gender nomenclature confoozled

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 05:59 PM (prEBe)

210 203. Heh....sexiest consonant in any language is the liquid 'L' of the slavs......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at December 30, 2016 05:59 PM (nTH61)

211 Hey, dog owners, don't feel bad about the fact that a "bully stick" is made from a bull's pud. We're using every part of the animal!

That's ultimately a good thing. And dogs love those things, too! It's a win-win!

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 06:00 PM (0OG8D)

212 "Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions, so he will go and we can both decide that we don't bear any responsibility for the actions of a jackass," Lukyanov said. That's why I hate diplo-speak. You know they wanted to say something much stronger.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 06:00 PM (IcT7t)

213 "Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2016 10:51 PM (vBeA5) "

I think my Otaku Card might be getting pulled. I really don't recognize many of those costumes, besides the obvious ones - Kiki, Madoka, San. Some I wonder if they're actually characters or just outfits. Guitar girl is probably from K-On because every girl with a guitar besides Haruko is from K-On. I think I recognized somebody from re:zero?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 06:00 PM (kumBu)

214 Carter killed the B-1, Congress was on track to un-kill it (or not let it actually be kilt), as I recall, when the 1980 election mooted that particular taffy yank. Yes it was primarily designed to go beneath radar, though it has some radar-stealthiness inherent in its design. It's original, primary anti-USSR penetrating mission may have been OBE'd by technology and other changes, but I believe it is one hell of a platform for delivering conventional ordnance. Haven't kept up, but I believe with its very large conventional bomb capacity, it could deliver a crap-ton of guided ordnance (JDAM-like, passive). So, not without value or use, seems to me.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 06:00 PM (QDnY+)

215 >>>Poor thing. Does this mean you don't want to come to Occam's House of Spoiled Rotten Puppers? You'll miss out when we field dress deer..

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 10:56 PM (prEBe)<<<



Oh no no, I'll still be there. I mean, I do lick myself already, so...

Posted by: the dog in the bottom pic at December 30, 2016 06:00 PM (2xRDR)

216 So... eat a bag of dicks is a real thing? Man, the stuff you can learn here.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at December 30, 2016 06:01 PM (FoI/9)

217 About the kiss transmitter: Back when my wife and I (mostly me) were still fools, I would blow her a kiss at the end of our phone conversations. Kept it going until my little girl asked, "Why do you kiss the phone?"

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 30, 2016 06:01 PM (zqUhc)

218 So, bag o' dicks with hell hound pic is a yes, y'all?

I *will* do this, fair warning

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 06:01 PM (prEBe)

219 134 ... rhomboid, I just checked the CMP site. No Service Grade rifles being offered, just Field and Special. I've heard (can't recall where) that they hope to have some Service Grade eventually but no schedule announced. I got a Service Grade earlier this year. Mrs. JTB suggested it (yes, I am blessed) as we knew the supply was dwindling. About 2 weeks later they were all gone. Mine had a NOS stock and unfired barrel. Essentially, I got a new rifle for Service grade price.

Posted by: JTB at December 30, 2016 06:01 PM (V+03K)

220 what kind of dog is in the bottom pic- Siberian Husky?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 30, 2016 06:02 PM (Om16U)

221 203 Gotta roll that tongue for those r's, though. Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 10:46 PM (kumBu) Not rollin' my tongue for Trump, no sirree! Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 10:57 PM (tHwdc) You've got to roll your r's, but not your arse.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 06:02 PM (s7hQ/)

222 Well, if it's now a bully *stick*, he's not a bull anymore, either lol But I apologize- hoo hoo, hoo haa- I'm gender nomenclature confoozled Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 10:59 PM (prEBe)

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:02 PM (cPsPa)

223 I loved showgirls lol I once had a B-1 fly over while camping in some canyon country it was awesome Anybody into board games?

Posted by: Random joe at December 30, 2016 06:02 PM (riqBd)

224 "Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 10:52 PM (cAnNx) "

Double Dragon is probably the worst 90's video game movie, and it has some fucking stiff competition.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 06:02 PM (kumBu)

225 No. Just no. Kissenger, a mobile device that lets people kiss each other from anywhere in the world. Why not. I might get some action.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 30, 2016 06:02 PM (0mRoj)

226 Rhomboid it looks like you are right about the Korean M1s and the CMP.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gn8enkv

I just remember the talk when Obama banned the Korean M1s importation and CMP was often mentioned.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 30, 2016 06:02 PM (W6Ch1)

227 carter canceled the B1 A, Reagan brought it back as the B1 B. different planes

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 10:58 PM (cPsPa)


Well, sort of.  The B-1 program was modified, the B is slower, but same air frame and bigger payload.


http://tinyurl.com/pbs28dv

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 06:02 PM (hVnKJ)

228 >>>eat a bag of dicks is a real thing? The trick is to harvest them at just the right time.

Posted by: Barney Frank at December 30, 2016 06:03 PM (rH4JY)

229 I was always intrigued by the SVT-40. Auto-loading rifle in 7.62 x 54R, but simultaneously too elaborate for mass production and too poorly-designed to be reliable. Hence, back to the M-N - simple, cheap, and reliable. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at December 30, 2016 10:46 PM SVT is a really good shooter, though.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2016 06:03 PM (lmIoG)

230 carter canceled the B1 A, Reagan brought it back as the B1 B. different planes Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 10:58 PM (cPsPa) Well, sort of. The B-1 program was modified, the B is slower, but same air frame and bigger payload. http://tinyurl.com/pbs28dv Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 11:02 PM (hVnKJ) well, as similar or different as the hornet and super hornet.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:03 PM (cPsPa)

231 >>>Gotta roll that tongue for those r's, though.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 10:46 PM (kumBu)

Not rollin' my tongue for Trump, no sirree!
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 10:57 PM (tHwdc) <<<





Curse Donald Trrrrrrrrrrrrrrump and his horrible henchman from Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreitbarrrrrrrrrrrrrt!!!

Posted by: Bathtub Boy Olbermann at December 30, 2016 06:05 PM (2xRDR)

232

Hey Guys,

I'm having issues with my car not starting.  Back in November I had to get it jumped, took it into the shop which said the battery was bad and replaced it for a cost of $179, even though I replaced that battery less than three years ago.  Last week it happened again.  Took it back to same shop and this time they said nothing was wrong with it.  Tested the battery, cables and alternator and charged me $36. Tonight, one day after picking it up, it again is not starting.  What gives?   One clue is that when it does start, the headlights and dash lights fade in and out for a few minutes.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 06:05 PM (Uy6ri)

233 Anybody into board games? Posted by: Random joe at December 30, 2016 11:02 PM (riqBd) --Axis and Allies. Cranium. Haven't played either in a while.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:05 PM (GsAUU)

234 Double Dragon is probably the worst 90's video game movie, and it has some fucking stiff competition. Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 11:02 PM (kumBu) Mario Brothers is worse.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:06 PM (cAnNx)

235 My favorite dog tweet is the guy on his owner's lap, under the market umbrella in the rain.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 06:06 PM (tHwdc)

236 How many times has Speight been sacked?

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:06 PM (GsAUU)

237 The Pokémon movie was the worst movie I ever paid for

Posted by: Random joe at December 30, 2016 06:06 PM (riqBd)

238 Let me be clear. We need to deflect blame. Billery's campaign sucked! So, I have "Sanctioned" the FSB and GRU. I have signed a presidential order effectively banning those operatives of the Russian government from enjoying the lush resorts on Long Island and the Eastern Shore. That should teach them that I mean business - the business of deflecting blame for Billary's one billion dollar disaster. Sure, Billary's donors will have a sore butt for some time but they can have some solance in the fact it was the Russians script kiddies fault. I cannot answer any more questions. Good night.

Posted by: Barky O at December 30, 2016 06:06 PM (4acWK)

239 Anybody into board games? Posted by: Random joe at December 30, 2016 11:02 PM (riqBd) sorry, candy land?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:06 PM (cPsPa)

240 232 Hey Guys, I'm having issues with my car not starting. Back in November I had to get it jumped, took it into the shop which said the battery was bad and replaced it for a cost of $179, even though I replaced that battery less than three years ago. Last week it happened again. Took it back to same shop and this time they said nothing was wrong with it. Tested the battery, cables and alternator and charged me $36. Tonight, one day after picking it up, it again is not starting. What gives? One clue is that when it does start, the headlights and dash lights fade in and out for a few minutes. Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 11:05 PM (Uy6ri) Take it to a different shop.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:06 PM (cAnNx)

241 84 ... Chu, Mrs. JTB has the same allergy problem which is why we have had poodles, both standards and toys, for thirty years. She never had trouble with them. When we get dogs again, they will be poodles. There are several other breeds that are hypoallergenic. We did go through a breeder. We weren't concerned about show dogs but I wanted to see the temperament of the parents. Worked for us.

Posted by: JTB at December 30, 2016 06:07 PM (V+03K)

242 SU-35: An amazing piece of aviation. The pilot manages to make this beast so graceful. When you look up the specs on the size and mass of this crate, you realize that elephants can breakdance. https://youtu.be/yVlmoNtcyhY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at December 30, 2016 06:07 PM (nTH61)

243 Hey Guys, I'm having issues with my car not starting. Back in November I had to get it jumped, took it into the shop which said the battery was bad and replaced it for a cost of $179, even though I replaced that battery less than three years ago. Last week it happened again. Took it back to same shop and this time they said nothing was wrong with it. Tested the battery, cables and alternator and charged me $36. Tonight, one day after picking it up, it again is not starting. What gives? One clue is that when it does start, the headlights and dash lights fade in and out for a few minutes. Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 11:05 PM (Uy6ri) do you have some kind of fault that is draining the battery?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:07 PM (cPsPa)

244 >>>And Hillary will Never Be President of The United States. Trump probably saved her life. I don't think she has it in her to tough it out like JFK or FDR. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 10:31 I'm reading some stuff on Vince Foster, not sure what to believe but the Clintons certainly acted very sketchy. Jules has been reading "Hillary (& Bill) The Murder Volume Part 3". Conspriracy stuff, but it does make one wonder. Very weird.

Posted by: Farmer at December 30, 2016 06:07 PM (o/90i)

245 I'm having issues with my car not starting. Is it trying to turn over, or just nothing?

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 06:08 PM (LTHVh)

246 Just saw where in 2009 SK negotiated the sale of 87K Garands to the U.S. Not sure if they made it. They are worth quite a bit to Americans and I think they would hold onto them if they were smart.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 06:08 PM (hVdx9)

247 204 200: have you seen mooch? he can't reach his shoulder. wonder who the surrogate was? Posted by: chavez the hugo The idea of Obama and Michelle together reminded me of a story years ago of a chihuahua that managed to impregnate a big dog like a Rottweiller.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 06:08 PM (+lVUW)

248 And I was going to mention Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. But that's a 2001 movie. So not a 90's video game movie.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:08 PM (cAnNx)

249
Take it to a different shop.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 11:06 PM (cAnNx)

I do have another, regular mechanic, but he is a little hard to get a hold of and I have to schedule up to a week in advance.  My family is getting annoyed at me having to borrow Mom's car.  :/

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 06:09 PM (Uy6ri)

250 >>>Guitar girl is probably from K-On because every girl with a guitar besides Haruko is from K-On.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 11:00 PM (kumBu)<<<




**runs over broseidon with yellow Vespa**

Posted by: Haruhara Haruko at December 30, 2016 06:09 PM (2xRDR)

251 Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 11:06 PM (cPsPa) Don't mention the Game of Life these days...

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:09 PM (exyD+)

252 Kissenger needs to have Kissinger's voice. Skeev factor: maxed

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2016 06:09 PM (BK3ZS)

253 244: farmer, the clintons follow the gambino family playbook. tow the line, or you know.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 06:10 PM (KP5rU)

254 board games?


Backgammon

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 06:10 PM (tHwdc)

255 >>>Police ask: "Alexa, did you witness a murder?" Rub a dub dub.

Posted by: Barney Frank at December 30, 2016 06:10 PM (rH4JY)

256 Is it trying to turn over, or just nothing?

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 11:08 PM (LTHVh)


On the first attempt it almost does, and I here "clicking" noises.  But after that nothing for a while.  The radio and lights still come on.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 06:10 PM (Uy6ri)

257 68 The biological and chemical function of kissing is sensing pheromones from your mate and to produce oxytocin to bond among other things a phone device cannot do.

People are going to be fucked up in the future if the current trajectory holds. Posted by: Pepe

I recall Oxytocin being the chemical used by the aliens in "Under the Dome" to seduce the humans.  Marg Helgenberger's nasty lips were a major distraction.

Posted by: scrood at December 30, 2016 06:10 PM (BbkFr)

258 Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 10:47 PM (cAnNx) I think all dogs are like that to an extent. My brother has two. Alpha does not play fetch. Beta will play fetch until he collapses... or until Alpha thinks you're spending too much time playing with Beta, at which point he'll fetch, once, and keep the toy.

Posted by: mikeski at December 30, 2016 06:10 PM (UzBQ4)

259 >>>What gives? One clue is that when it does start, the headlights and dash lights fade in and out for a few minutes.
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 11:05 PM (Uy6ri)

Take it to a different shop.
Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 11:06 PM (cAnNx)<<<




Hell, even Advance Auto. They usually test the battery and alternator for free.

Posted by: Haruhara Haruko at December 30, 2016 06:11 PM (2xRDR)

260 I'm having issues with my car not starting. Is it an Alero? (Oldsmobile) There was a recall for the ignition switch. I have one, and have to keep the battery on a trickle charger because I don't drive it enough. Love the car (has a killer CD player/sound system) but every warning light on the dash is illuminated. Bought it cheap off a used car lot.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at December 30, 2016 06:11 PM (FoI/9)

261 Don't mention the Game of Life these days... Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 11:09 PM (exyD+) Vendette!

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:12 PM (cPsPa)

262 Definitely the toughest defense FSU has faced this season, tougher than Clemson's.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:12 PM (GsAUU)

263 ""Russia views these not as U.S. sanctions, but Obama sanctions, so he will go and we can both decide that we don't bear any responsibility for the actions of a jackass," Lukyanov said." Oh my. Hilarious. Now Russia is a rival and a competitor and still given to thuggish behavior. Though there are still important areas of cooperation and even common cause (mostly in counter-terror). But the damage to US interests the last 8 years - and that's been significant - has been almost *entirely* self-inflicted, and Russia played no role at all in the most important cases.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 06:12 PM (QDnY+)

264 232 & 243. Probably rotten Uzbeks drinking your battery fluid. https://youtu.be/I4nk5mSz_2s

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at December 30, 2016 06:12 PM (nTH61)

265 247; yeah, for sure. i once saw a schit zu mixed with a black lab. cool dog. the logistics of it blew my mind.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 06:12 PM (KP5rU)

266 Y5! I should just ship Scotch to you.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:12 PM (exyD+)

267 So... eat a bag of dicks is a real thing? Man, the stuff you can learn here. Posted by: Floyde Farthengton ------------- I think it's dicksbymail.com The great SMFH told me about them a long time ago.

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 06:12 PM (RBpoG)

268 It is possible Carter cancelled the Bone because he knew of the stealth fighter and bomber on the horizon. It also could be because he was an epic d-bag failure of a president who completely demoralized the military despite his supposed great military pedigree.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 30, 2016 06:12 PM (dnWSK)

269

RE: Alexa

We just got one over Xmas.  Kinda impressive and gives you a hint of where the future is going.  But, I'm VERY surprised it is uploading voice recordings.  I assumed the speech-to-text program was embedded on the device.  Seems kinda inefficient to constantly be sending wave files back and forth over the internet.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 06:13 PM (Uy6ri)

270 so does anyone know anything about the plane that went missing in ohio yesterday?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:13 PM (cPsPa)

271 I'm pretty sure 5pb from the Hyperdemension Neptunia games didn't come from K-On. She's a musician, and her weapon is a guitar.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 06:13 PM (0OG8D)

272 Spirits Within wasn't that bad - not great, but not at "Double Dragon" levels. I think SMB was a better movie, but it sullied a much more weighty franchise. The tie-breaker to me is Dennis Hopper, so, the movie that has Dennis Hopper wins.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 06:13 PM (kumBu)

273 Hell, even Advance Auto. They usually test the battery and alternator for free.

Posted by: Haruhara Haruko at December 30, 2016 11:11 PM (2xRDR)



The Advance Auto here did a crap job.  I had to keep getting a jump start, the the battery wouldn't hold a charge.  They said there was nothing wrong with the battery.  I ended up taking it to my mechanic and he got me a new battery, one of those gel things I think, with a long guarantee.  No problems since.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 06:14 PM (tHwdc)

274 Ejection!

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:15 PM (cAnNx)

275 I should just ship Scotch to you. Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 11:12 PM (exyD+) nah, hang on to it until we are at the same meetup. not like it is going to go bad or something.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:15 PM (cPsPa)

276 If you have the NHL channel, Canada vs. USA at 3:30 eastern Saturday at the World Junior Hockey Championship. A New Years Eve tradition.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:16 PM (exyD+)

277 It does seem strange though - video games have so much source material to mine, and we've managed, what, 2 decent movies over the past 20+ years? (Mortal Kombat and the first Resident Evil)


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 06:16 PM (kumBu)

278 I'm old enough to remember: Ronald Wilson Reagan = 666 Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2016 10:30 LOL, I remember that. He went to HS w/ my Grandad. It's pretty funny that Anti-Christ lived down the street in Dixon. I'm more concerned about the Islamic Worship Center across the street.

Posted by: Farmer at December 30, 2016 06:16 PM (o/90i)

279 Is it too early to start touting Colin Kaepernick for NFL MVP?

Posted by: ESPN at December 30, 2016 06:16 PM (/cksx)

280 262 Definitely the toughest defense FSU has faced this season, tougher than Clemson's. Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 11:12 PM (GsAUU) And its missing their best player.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:16 PM (cAnNx)

281 239 Anybody into board games? Posted by: Random joe at December 30, 2016 11:02 PM (riqBd) sorry, candy land? Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 11:06 PM (cPsPa) Many a family estrangement resulted from a game of Sorry.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 30, 2016 06:16 PM (0mRoj)

282 #265: When I was a little kid, my grandparents had a dog that was half chihuahua and half bull terrier.

They named him Minky, because he had that musky bull terrier scent.

He was an awesome little dog!

And I try not to think too much about exactly how he was conceived...

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 06:17 PM (0OG8D)

283 54 The B-1B was originally cancelled by Carter, Reagan reinstated it. It was built as ground hugging bomber that could fly under radar for a nuclear attack. WAY over budget and now an orphan with not much of a mission Posted by: The Other Guy at December 30, 2016 10:16 PM (hVnKJ) That's what got John Kasich elected, he promised to restart the Factory in Ohio.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 30, 2016 06:17 PM (dKiJG)

284 Cat: new battery cables. You could also open the hood pour a gallon of gasoline all over the engine compartment then light the bitch in fire. It won't fix a damn thing, but you'll feel better and get a chance to meet the fine gentlemen in your local fire department. Just don't do it in the garage.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 30, 2016 06:17 PM (dnWSK)

285 so does anyone know anything about the plane that went missing in ohio yesterday? The U.S. Coast Guard has called off a search for a plane that disappeared over Lake Erie, with the chief executive of a Columbus beverage distributor who was piloting it and his five passengers now presumed to be dead. The search was suspended at 7:30 p.m. Friday. It will be turned over to the city of Cleveland as a recovery operation beginning Saturday morning. The Coast Guard will still assist.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at December 30, 2016 06:18 PM (BK3ZS)

286 The search was suspended at 7:30 p.m. Friday. It will be turned over to the city of Cleveland as a recovery operation beginning Saturday morning. The Coast Guard will still assist. Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 30, 2016 11:18 PM (BK3ZS) so mh 370 will be recovered before this one is.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:19 PM (cPsPa)

287 And its missing their best player. Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 11:16 PM (cAnNx) --A lot of Heisman voters weren't sure Peppers was even their best player on defense. TD Wolverines!

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:19 PM (GsAUU)

288 This is some game.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 06:19 PM (ZzZuq)

289 Trump has 6 letters Hitler has 6 letters ITS NOT A COINCIDENCE! Posted by: The Reality Based Community That's why he changed from 'Trumpf'! Makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Barack at December 30, 2016 06:19 PM (ZIFyZ)

290 Once attended a football game at the Air Force Academy (vs. BYU). This was late 80s (much, much larger Air Force). As one would imagine, Air Force gets some pretty good fly-overs to start home games. Can't recall - I think F-16s, then F-15s. Then - a B-1, ears back, sprinting - and looking *very* low. We were towards the top of the stadium, at one end of the elongated bowl. B-1 comes screaming in, and from the sight, the sound (everyone had to cover their ears), and the fuel vapor/exhaust that was visible and quite odiferous settling all around us - it appeared he was *too* low. Our Air Force escort, as I recall, later told us he was too low, and got in some warm water over his stunt. Of course, it was awesome.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 06:19 PM (QDnY+)

291 250 Guitar girl is probably from K-On because every girl with a guitar besides Haruko is from K-On. Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 30, 2016 11:00 PM (kumBu)<<< **runs over broseidon with yellow Vespa** Posted by: Haruhara Haruko at December 30, 2016 11:09 PM (2xRDR) He deserved it, everyone knows you play use a bass. And "guitar girl" was indeed Azusa from K-On!.

Posted by: mikeski at December 30, 2016 06:19 PM (UzBQ4)

292 Evening all. Come on Michigan. I know the Lions will disappoint me. I need a win tonight.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 30, 2016 06:21 PM (1vhOY)

293 279; nah, if you're naming one, it won't matter. espn mvp. sounds like something beavis and butthead would decide.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 06:21 PM (KP5rU)

294 286; black holes, what can't they do? god bless the victims, may they r.i.p.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 06:24 PM (KP5rU)

295 Reminds me of this "True Story from Afghanistan" Happy New Year everybody.

Posted by: CCO at December 30, 2016 06:24 PM (r822M)

296 Let me be clear. I have just heard from the Long Island resort owners. You have voiced fear of losing money because of my "santions" on FSB and GRU operatives. You faithful Long Island resort owners need not fear. I cannot really identify all those FSB and GRU operatives - some or all of them will slip through my presidential order. Feel free to serve them lush accomidations and huge bills. Good night.

Posted by: Barkey O at December 30, 2016 06:25 PM (4acWK)

297 does anyone know anything about the plane that went missing in ohio yesterday? Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 11:13 PM (cPsPa) Went down right after takeoff, I wonder if he didn't de-Ice the plane, looks like the whole family was on board.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 30, 2016 06:25 PM (dKiJG)

298 I'm sorry but Michigan's head coach reminds me of Iowahawk. Because of the glasses. If Iowahawk ever sees this, I like glasses. They've helped me see since 5th grade.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:25 PM (exyD+)

299 >>>The Advance Auto here did a crap job. I had to keep getting a jump start, the the battery wouldn't hold a charge. They said there was nothing wrong with the battery. I ended up taking it to my mechanic and he got me a new battery, one of those gel things I think, with a long guarantee. No problems since.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 11:14 PM (tHwdc)<<<



*sheds crazy scooter riding space chick sock**


Yeah, there's two Advance Auto's in my neck of the woods. One I wouldn't trust the guys who work there to put gas in my truck. The other, well, those fellas really know their shit. Guess it all depends on who's working there.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 30, 2016 06:26 PM (2xRDR)

300 #298: So, you, uh, like glasses, huh? Maybe I should consider getting a pair...

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 06:27 PM (0OG8D)

301 Since Kissinger, a factoid: Kissinger was present at the Battle of the Bulge as an intel officer. Obviously he survived. Another Jewish, German-speaking intel officer was not so lucky: he was "outed" by German prisoners after the unit in which he served surrendered en masse to the Germans a day later. He and another Jewish GI were murdered by their captors. I'm not aware of another such case of murdered American POWs who were killed by the Germans specifically because they were Jewish. But at the Bulge, many of the Germans (not just the SS) sort of went "eastern front" on the US forces, at least in several cases.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 06:28 PM (QDnY+)

302 Many a family estrangement resulted from a game of Sorry. Posted by: Insomniac When I was in my teens, it was the game Risk.We would get nasty with each other, making side alliances then stabbing the ally in the back. We actually made my younger sister cry. Once when my brother was playing with some college friends, one of the kids got so pissed off that he flipped up the board and sent everything flying.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 06:28 PM (+lVUW)

303 Michigan takes the lead at last

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:29 PM (GsAUU)

304 allow me to revise and extend my remarks...the first guitar girl in the school uniform is Azusa. The second one in the pink outfit looks like a Neptunia character with the barrette, but I only know a few Neptunia chars from the anime; I've never played the game.

Posted by: mikeski at December 30, 2016 06:30 PM (UzBQ4)

305 When I got my first dog, the vet suggested having him neutered. I asked if it was necessary since he would be in a fenced yard with a nice new chain link fence. The vet said that they'll do it right through the fence. The female backs up to the fence and they go at it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 06:30 PM (+lVUW)

306 Board games: I've been trying to (re) learn chess after decades away from it. I'm terrible but it's fun. I've been picking up board games at garage sales and elsewhere: Parcheesi, checkers, Go, a big set of dominoes, Chinese checkers, and some others. I spend too much time on computers as it is. Don't want to depend on an internet connection or batteries for entertainment. Same goes for re-learning card games like cribbage and gin rummy.

Posted by: JTB at December 30, 2016 06:30 PM (V+03K)

307 I just don't like either of these teams but the game is fantastic. Can't stand Harbaugh. Either of them.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 06:30 PM (ZzZuq)

308 Yes!!!!!!

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 30, 2016 06:30 PM (1vhOY)

309 Well, that went nowhere; see http://preview.tinyurl.com/hcbe6sf.

Posted by: CCO at December 30, 2016 06:30 PM (r822M)

310 Wolverines up by 3.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:31 PM (GsAUU)

311 1:57 is an eternity.

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 06:31 PM (LTHVh)

312 Since Board Games are being mentioned: Whatculture's 10 Fantastic Board Games You Need To Play. https://youtu.be/MRSfH0JulF4

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:31 PM (cAnNx)

313 Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 11:27 PM (0OG8D) *measures the distance between the tv and the couch. A bit over 5 feet. Removes glasses. A wonderful blur!!* Puts on glasses. Td michigan.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:32 PM (exyD+)

314 305; true love knows no bounds.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 06:32 PM (KP5rU)

315 Went down right after takeoff, I wonder if he didn't de-Ice the plane, looks like the whole family was on board. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 30, 2016 11:25 PM (dKiJG) Interesting

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:32 PM (cPsPa)

316 Someone pointed out that the Chinese are taking the 80% solution. Even with stealing our tech, their stuff isn't as good. Rather than try to make it as good, they make it about 80% as good as ours, but they make a lot more of it. Hell, look at our Sherman against the German tanks. The Germans had multiple types of tanks that could easily kill a Sherman, but not enough of them. Sure a single Tiger could and did destroy 10 Shermans at a time, but we could afford to take the losses. Also, our tanks were just good enough to take out their tanks under the right circumstances. Thanks to superior numbers we were able to achieve those "circumstances" and wear them down by destroying tanks and killing crews they could not replace. China seems to have learned this lesson. Build with just enough quality, then build in quantity.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 06:32 PM (hVdx9)

317 My first date with my future wife was to the Orange Bowl game, oddly enough Michigan was playing then too but with Tom Brady. Hard to believe it's been 16 years. Before the game she said she wanted to be more than friends, and we are still together.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 30, 2016 06:33 PM (dKiJG)

318 Yeah, there's two Advance Auto's in my neck of the woods. One I wouldn't trust the guys who work there to put gas in my truck. The other, well, those fellas really know their shit. Guess it all depends on who's working there.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 30, 2016 11:26 PM (2xRDR)



In the future, I'll use a different one.  My mechanic retired last year.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 06:33 PM (tHwdc)

319 i love the B-1 scene in the Clancy novel where they overfly the Indian Navy "carrier group" and shatter the shit out of it...

the Bone is awesome.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 30, 2016 06:34 PM (4Lfsk)

320 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 30, 2016 11:33 PM (dKiJG) Yay! I hope you are still watching football together.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:34 PM (exyD+)

321 302 Many a family estrangement resulted from a game of Sorry. Posted by: Insomniac When I was in my teens, it was the game Risk.We would get nasty with each other, making side alliances then stabbing the ally in the back. We actually made my younger sister cry. Once when my brother was playing with some college friends, one of the kids got so pissed off that he flipped up the board and sent everything flying. Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 11:28 PM (+lVUW) Ah, I remember Risk. Haven't played that in ages. I just remember the games being very long and grueling.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 30, 2016 06:34 PM (0mRoj)

322 measures the distance between the tv and the couch. A bit over 5 feet. Removes glasses. A wonderful blur!! Lucky you! My eyes blur out somewhere between 8 and 9 inches. I foresee (ha!) bifocals in the near future.

Posted by: mikeski at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (UzBQ4)

323 Don't worry. Still plenty of time to choke.

**flashback to Michigan State game last year**

Posted by: Jim Harbaugh at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (2xRDR)

324 Gotta be sound in Special Teams.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (ZzZuq)

325 When you blow special teams it looks so bad.

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (LTHVh)

326 And here I thought he was an idiot for running out of the end zone.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (GsAUU)

327 >>>314 305; true love knows no bounds Handcuffs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (voOPb)

328 #304: Well, here's the character I was talking about...

http://hyperdimensionneptunia.wikia.com/wiki/5pb

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (0OG8D)

329 I thought most small planes now come with a parachute now.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (dKiJG)

330 Hell, look at our Sherman against the German tanks. The Germans had multiple types of tanks that could easily kill a Sherman, but not enough of them. Sure a single Tiger could and did destroy 10 Shermans at a time, but we could afford to take the losses. Also, our tanks were just good enough to take out their tanks under the right circumstances. Thanks to superior numbers we were able to achieve those "circumstances" and wear them down by destroying tanks and killing crews they could not replace. China seems to have learned this lesson. Build with just enough quality, then build in quantity. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9) heh. your closing sentence was going to be my opening sentence. however, there are qualitative differences between chinese leaders, military especially, and German.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:35 PM (cPsPa)

331 OK, just heard from my friend we used to travel with. I wrote... Hey, Remember when we rode the elevator w/ Debbie Reynolds in Vegas? LOL, then Jules and Nance stalked her thru Neiman-Marcus. Ed responded... Yep. Was thinking of that when I heard she passed. Yellow jump suit. The 4 of us were on an elevator to go to this big mall in Vegas. We got on 4 of us, then 2 women got on. One kinda tiny, one much bigger, talking about shopping. When we got off I told the other 3 that was Debbie Reynolds, no one believed me. Our wives followed her thru the store until they were convinced. I WAS right! RIP, Debbie.

Posted by: Farmer at December 30, 2016 06:36 PM (o/90i)

332 sidebar about the lcs giffords, who wants to serve on a target?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:37 PM (cPsPa)

333 oops giffords needs to be renamed or used in a sinkex yesterday.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 06:38 PM (cPsPa)

334 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9) So they're stealing our technology and Russia's techniques ("quantity has a quality all its own")?

Posted by: mikeski at December 30, 2016 06:38 PM (UzBQ4)

335 While quantity has a quality all it's own, some technologies are game-changers. Being about to outrange your opponent for instance, like the US Navy at Manila, or stealth.

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 06:38 PM (LTHVh)

336 b1b, you hear it coming, you never here it leave. if you are an enemy. intimidating.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 06:38 PM (KP5rU)

337 BTW that list of Board Games lists Risk: Legacy as one of the games. It's set up so your previous play through affects your next play through.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:38 PM (cAnNx)

338 >>>sidebar about the lcs giffords, who wants to serve on a target?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 11:37 PM (cPsPa)<<<



Sarah Palin painted that target!!!

Posted by: the MFM at December 30, 2016 06:39 PM (2xRDR)

339 TD!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 06:40 PM (ZzZuq)

340 TD FSU!!!!!! Noonie!!!

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:40 PM (GsAUU)

341 Td Florida state

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:40 PM (exyD+)

342 Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 11:34 PM (exyD+) Yes we do, we just have our Son in between us now, she's trying to make him a Michigan fan.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 30, 2016 06:40 PM (dKiJG)

343 This game is nuts.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 06:41 PM (ZzZuq)

344 What a fucking crazy game.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:41 PM (GsAUU)

345 PAT Blocked and 2 points the other way.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:41 PM (cAnNx)

346 The Big 17 isn't looking so good this bowl season

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 06:41 PM (voOPb)

347 The B1-B is one of the loudest fucking planes. 500 yards away on the flightline with double hearing protection didn't matter.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 30, 2016 06:41 PM (89T5c)

348 God fucking dammit.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 30, 2016 06:41 PM (1vhOY)

349 36 secs and 3 time outs to find a way...

Posted by: mikeski at December 30, 2016 06:41 PM (UzBQ4)

350 Got a Springfield Garand from the civilian marksmanship program back in 08. Absolutely love that rifle. All my other boomsticks are jealous of her cuz she's daddy's favorite.

Posted by: Scont at December 30, 2016 06:42 PM (zIY7N)

351 I think that without a blown coverage, or a great return, it's over.

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 06:42 PM (LTHVh)

352 302 Many a family estrangement resulted from a game of Sorry. Posted by: Insomniac When I was in my teens, it was the game Risk.We would get nasty with each other, making side alliances then stabbing the ally in the back. We actually made my younger sister cry. Once when my brother was playing with some college friends, one of the kids got so pissed off that he flipped up the board and sent everything flying. Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 11:28 PM (+lVUW) Ah, I remember Risk. Haven't played that in ages. I just remember the games being very long and grueling. Used to love Risk and other board games. Mom took them away from me and said, " it's not that you are a bad loser, it's that you are a TERRIBLE winner."

Posted by: Libertarianwannabe at December 30, 2016 06:43 PM (nQ10o)

353 [i...]now liberals are pushing for a boycott of the Rockettes as they have enough volunteers to perform at Trump's inauguration Oh dear, oh dear. And I always associated blacklisting people holding unpopular opinions with a bad, bad man who used to be the junior Senator from Wisconsin. The blacklisters will also scream at you for a Philistine if you question taxpayer subsidy of the arts. Not another ticket, not another dollar.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 30, 2016 06:43 PM (J8/9G)

354 Looks like the Florida St. Criminoles pulled it out.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 30, 2016 06:44 PM (89T5c)

355 This is it

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:45 PM (GsAUU)

356 Scalp 'em!

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:46 PM (GsAUU)

357 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 30, 2016 11:40 PM (dKiJG) Since the football team isn't helping, the Empress, Alex the Chick, is from Michigan.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:46 PM (exyD+)

358 The Seminoles hang on. Great game.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 06:46 PM (ZzZuq)

359 I do think Peppers would have been worth a touchdown in this game.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:46 PM (cAnNx)

360 How was that not offsides?

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 06:46 PM (LTHVh)

361 1 Evening, everyone! 2016 is almost over. 27 hours to go! Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 30, 2016 09:54 PM (FYrz1) Who cares? I'm more interested in how many hours until Chocolate Fonzie starts collecting unemployment.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2016 06:47 PM (LuZz8)

362 About Alexa: is it a robot voice or does it adapt to sound human?

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 06:47 PM (HJEuH)

363 FSU has white guys in Native-American dress and tomohawk chopping, but U North Dakota, which didn't do those things, had to change their nickname. The NCAA can eat a BONAD.

Posted by: mikeski at December 30, 2016 06:47 PM (UzBQ4)

364 They missed a offsides call.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 06:47 PM (ZzZuq)

365 Fuck Harbaugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 06:47 PM (voOPb)

366 Hell, look at our Sherman against the German tanks. The Germans had multiple types of tanks that could easily kill a Sherman, but not enough of them. Sure a single Tiger could and did destroy 10 Shermans at a time, but we could afford to take the losses. Also, our tanks were just good enough to take out their tanks under the right circumstances. Thanks to superior numbers we were able to achieve those "circumstances" and wear them down by destroying tanks and killing crews they could not replace. China seems to have learned this lesson. Build with just enough quality, then build in quantity. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9) heh. your closing sentence was going to be my opening sentence. however, there are qualitative differences between chinese leaders, military especially, and German. Posted by: yankeefifth **** One would hope. Years ago I read a book written by a retired Chinese General (?) who said that taking us on strictly in a conventional manner was a losing proposition, so they should rely heavily on asymmetric warfare. Cyber warfare, corporate espionage, plain espionage, political sabotage, economic warfare, etc. One example is how years ago they developed multiple ways to destroy our satellites. As we have become very satellite dependent, that is significant. Hell, they are even ahead of us in hypersonic weapons delivery. Also according to the book, they would not be against using chemical, biological, even nuclear weapons under the right circumstances. Pop a nuke over the U.S., crash our banking system and/or electrical grid, and dare us to respond as they invade Taiwan was one scenario mentioned. This book was VERY popular in Chinese leadership circles.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 06:48 PM (hVdx9)

367 Good God Harbaugh. You are one petty fucking little bitch.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:48 PM (cAnNx)

368 365: Both of them

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 06:48 PM (ZzZuq)

369 The Orange Bowl was hyped as the best non-CFP bowl, and I think it lived up to it. LA Tech-Navy and Arkansas-Virginia Tech were also a lot of fun.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:48 PM (GsAUU)

370 The vet said that they'll do it right through the fence. The female backs up to the fence and they go at it. Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 11:30 PM (+lVUW) We call that "chain-link cha-cha". Two-fence rule at Schloss Kodos.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 30, 2016 06:48 PM (J8/9G)

371 You hear that USS Giffords has had serious problems with the plumbing? It seems that there's a hole in the head.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2016 06:48 PM (LuZz8)

372 What did Harbough do?

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 06:49 PM (HJEuH)

373 #361: Here you go!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z98jboc

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 06:49 PM (0OG8D)

374 Damn. Disappointing weekend for Michigan football.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 30, 2016 06:50 PM (1vhOY)

375 What did Harbough do? Used his timeouts in the kneel downs because he was pissed about the missed offsides call.

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 30, 2016 06:50 PM (LTHVh)

376 372 What did Harbough do? Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 11:49 PM (HJEuH) Game over but he had two time outs left. But rather than let the time expire he called his timeouts after each kneeldown.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:50 PM (cAnNx)

377 Oh well he can spend his press conference whining about the missed offsides call.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:51 PM (cAnNx)

378 366. Yep. Asymmetric warfare. The Russians study and practice it, as well. It's the best response - the only response - if the enemy has greater resources or better tech: you go guerrilla.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at December 30, 2016 06:51 PM (nTH61)

379 363 FSU has white guys in Native-American dress and tomohawk chopping, but U North Dakota, which didn't do those things, had to change their nickname. The NCAA can eat a BONAD. Posted by: mikeski at December 30, 2016 11:47 PM (UzBQ4) --The Sioux Nation themselves did not object to UND. It was bullshit. I'm pissed I did not buy a UND hoodie while I had the chance. The Seminoles are supported by the Seminole Nation, and the current Chief Osceola mascot is Seminole.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:51 PM (GsAUU)

380 Coaches you love to see lose: - Pete Carroll - Anyone named "Harbaugh"

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 30, 2016 06:52 PM (J8/9G)

381 Hey at least you didn't throw your clipboard this time. Baby steps Jimmy. Baby steps.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:53 PM (cAnNx)

382 So the NCAA is not an Anti-Seminoleite?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 06:53 PM (voOPb)

383 The "pi-hole" works.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 06:54 PM (IcT7t)

384 380: throw chip kelley in there for the trifecta. all assholes and, the true story of obama.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 06:54 PM (KP5rU)

385 The NCAA tried to go after FSU a couple of years back. And the Seminole Nation told them off and they backed down.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2016 06:54 PM (cAnNx)

386 Calling it a night. Good night, all!

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 06:55 PM (exyD+)

387 The NCAA is anti-Semolina? Who knew?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 30, 2016 06:56 PM (J8/9G)

388 Sounds like Harbaugh will wear and is wearing out his welcome quickly in college football.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 06:56 PM (HJEuH)

389 nite vendette

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 30, 2016 06:57 PM (KP5rU)

390
   I own a Garand, an M14 and a 1911A1.  Carried each at various times in service.

   Basic was the Garand, M14 came in Europe the 1911 in Vietnam.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 30, 2016 06:57 PM (X35Yt)

391 'Night, Vendette! Go Blue Bombers!!

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 06:58 PM (GsAUU)

392 I own a Garand, an M14 and a 1911A1. Carried each at various times in service. Basic was the Garand, M14 came in Europe the 1911 in Vietnam. **** So, the holy trinity?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 06:59 PM (hVdx9)

393 Got a Springfield Garand from the civilian marksmanship program back in 08. Absolutely love that rifle. All my other boomsticks are jealous of her cuz she's daddy's favorite. Posted by: Scont ------------ Are you a member of the Garand Collectors Association? They have a terrific quarterly journal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 07:00 PM (ZO497)

394 IG, that's a semi-auto version of the M-14?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 07:01 PM (QDnY+)

395 Thx for video buzzion I have a mean backgammon game

Posted by: Random joe at December 30, 2016 07:03 PM (riqBd)

396 That Jim Harbaugh sure is a genius.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Alex Smith, going to the playoffs with KC at December 30, 2016 07:04 PM (2xRDR)

397 396 That Jim Harbaugh sure is a genius. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Posted by: Alex Smith, going to the playoffs with KC at December 31, 2016 12:04 AM (2xRDR) TIME OUT!!!!

Posted by: Andy Reid at December 30, 2016 07:05 PM (GsAUU)

398 Used to love Risk and other board games. Mom took them away from me and said, " it's not that you are a bad loser, it's that you are a TERRIBLE winner." Posted by: Libertarianwannabe Gloating is the best part of winning.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 07:05 PM (+lVUW)

399 396 That Jim Harbaugh sure is a genius. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Posted by: Alex Smith, going to the playoffs with KC at December 31, 2016 12:04 AM (2xRDR) But I do like his use of Time Outs.

Posted by: Andy Reid at December 30, 2016 07:06 PM (cAnNx)

400 I have a mean backgammon game

Posted by: Random joe at December 31, 2016 12:03 AM (riqBd)


I used to.  Nowadays playing computer versions, I've had to adapt to playing some version of idiot game.  I miss playing against humans.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 07:08 PM (tHwdc)

401 395 Thx for video buzzion

I have a mean backgammon game

Posted by: Random joe at December 31, 2016 12:03 AM (riqBd)



Back at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing, the story was that your college experience was shaped by backgammon.


Freshman: How do you play backgammon?

Sophomore: My date and I were thinking of playing backgammon, can we borrow a board?

Junior: I have dates over to my place and we play backgammon with the board I own.

Senior: I have dates that go, "the hell with backgammon, wanna fuck?"

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 07:08 PM (EzgxV)

402 Ah, I see we're back to hamster formatting.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 07:09 PM (EzgxV)

403 I recall when I was a littl'un visiting my grandparents' house watching the uncles and aunts playing Risk in the dining room. They had the Old School version where the armies were little wood blocks. They also played Husker Du. https://youtu.be/F4KiQ6_FMoY (No, not that one)

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 07:10 PM (GsAUU)

404 Good evening from home finally all. Practically had to blast my way out of the hospital, but finally made it.

Posted by: Flyboy at December 30, 2016 07:10 PM (L+dg+)

405 That's one theory. Another is that Beck is a really, really emotionally volatile guy who can believe one thing with utter conviction one minute, and believe the opposite with equal conviction a little while later.
---

cough **Histrionic gay* cough

/oh wait, he has kids, right? So Histrionic bisexual? 

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 30, 2016 07:10 PM (2crW4)

406 Tonight, one day after picking it up, it again is not starting. What gives? One clue is that when it does start, the headlights and dash lights fade in and out for a few minutes. Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 11:05 PM (Uy6ri) The lights dimming and it making clicking sounds is most often a weak battery. It could also be bad connection(s) in the starting circuit. Otherwise what is left is the starter solenoid or the starter/starter brushes.

Posted by: somejoe at December 30, 2016 07:11 PM (VOoJQ)

407 305 When I got my first dog, the vet suggested having him neutered. I asked if it was necessary since he would be in a fenced yard with a nice new chain link fence. The vet said that they'll do it right through the fence. The female backs up to the fence and they go at it. Posted by: nerdygirl

That was my dad's excuse.

Posted by: scrood at December 30, 2016 07:11 PM (BbkFr)

408 405 That's one theory. Another is that Beck is a really, really emotionally volatile guy who can believe one thing with utter conviction one minute, and believe the opposite with equal conviction a little while later. --- cough **Histrionic gay* cough /oh wait, he has kids, right? So Histrionic bisexual? Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 31, 2016 12:10 AM (2crW4) Nah, he's just fucking nuts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 07:11 PM (voOPb)

409 404 Good evening from home finally all. Practically had to blast my way out of the hospital, but finally made it.

Posted by: Flyboy at December 31, 2016 12:10 AM (L+dg+)


Congrats. Everything still where you left it?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 07:11 PM (EzgxV)

410 trump trump trump deport deport deport

Posted by: Original Jake at December 30, 2016 07:12 PM (jrFgU)

411 @ 394
 
    Yep, been to the armorer and is now a semi-auto.  I wouldn't ant the full auto version, too hard  to control without the bipod.  After the 1st 3 rounds, they make a good AA gun.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 30, 2016 07:13 PM (X35Yt)

412 Night Vendette

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 07:13 PM (cPsPa)

413 Ah, I see we're back to hamster formatting.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)


It's kind of odd, for a while PaleMoon was formatting text I entered like it was Word, it would space and format spaces between paragraphs and everything.

Made the place kind of boring, really

Then there was a critical upgrade and the formatting went back to Pixie-special and I went back to wiping out the final paragraph formatting by erasing all the paragraph breaks and re-creating them with the [enter] key to avoid the odd formatting inherent in the system.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2016 07:13 PM (9MInk)

414 President Trump is on record as saying that the Garands, Carbines and 1911A1s in Korea are coming home.

that would be awesome.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 30, 2016 07:14 PM (4Lfsk)

415 Nah, he's just fucking nuts
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Histrionic Personality Disorder

All Personality Disorders

Polite, scientific way to say Fucking Nuts

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 30, 2016 07:14 PM (2crW4)

416   Crap, that should read WANT, i think this keyboard needs cleaning, I'm skipping letters suddenly.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 30, 2016 07:14 PM (X35Yt)

417 Congrats. Everything still where you left it? Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2016 12:11 AM (EzgxV) ===== Thanks. Think so, but still taking inventory.

Posted by: Flyboy at December 30, 2016 07:15 PM (L+dg+)

418 413 Ah, I see we're back to hamster formatting.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)


It's kind of odd, for a while PaleMoon was formatting text I entered like it was Word, it would space and format spaces between paragraphs and everything.

Made the place kind of boring, really

Then there was a critical upgrade and the formatting went back to Pixie-special and I went back to wiping out the final paragraph formatting by erasing all the paragraph breaks and re-creating them with the [enter] key to avoid the odd formatting inherent in the system.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2016 12:13 AM (9MInk)



Yep, things come and go....and the revision number stays at 0.7 alpha....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 07:15 PM (EzgxV)

419 That was my dad's excuse ------------- Your Dad was diddling the neighbor's wife through the fence?

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 07:15 PM (RBpoG)

420 Serious Cat - What make/model is the car? Important question.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 07:15 PM (ZO497)

421 Good evening from home finally all. Practically had to blast my way out of the hospital, but finally made it. Congrats on your successful escape!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 07:15 PM (IcT7t)

422 Your Dad was diddling the neighbor's wife through the fence?

Posted by: Chi at December 31, 2016 12:15 AM (RBpoG)



I laughed so loud I scared the cat.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 07:16 PM (tHwdc)

423 The vet said that they'll do it right through the fence. The female backs up to the fence and they go at it. Posted by: nerdygirl at December 30, 2016 11:30 PM (+lVUW) ..... had a room-mate in college try that with some chick on the other side of the fence. no idea why a bar had a chainlink fence in it.

Posted by: Original Jake at December 30, 2016 07:17 PM (jrFgU)

424 420 Serious Cat - What make/model is the car? Important question.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 31, 2016 12:15 AM (ZO497)


You're not thinking *looks both ways* *hunches closer* *in a whisper* Lucas Electric???

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 07:18 PM (EzgxV)

425 The day you went to see the Mario Brothers movie was the most important day of your life as a critic. But for me it was Tuesday.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 30, 2016 07:18 PM (VdICR)

426 Over at Conservative Treehouse, McCain is saying we must punish Russia for the act of war they have committed against the us.

So... what is wrong with McCain?

Can the Republicans send him over to the D team and be rid of him?

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 30, 2016 07:18 PM (2crW4)

427 Yep, things come and go....and the revision number stays at 0.7 alpha....
Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2016 12:15 AM (EzgxV)


We have a new database at work.
We are never sure if the most recent changes are intentional or some artifact of the IT crew fixing/dicking with something else.

The unanounced font change was intentional, the fact that the indicators were dropped on file read-outs for 24 hours apparently was not intentional.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2016 07:18 PM (9MInk)

428 had a room-mate in college try that with some chick on the other side of the fence. no idea why a bar had a chainlink fence in it. Posted by: Original Jake at December 31, 2016 12:17 AM (jrFgU) how did he get it through the fence?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 07:18 PM (cPsPa)

429 You're not thinking *looks both ways* *hunches closer* *in a whisper* Lucas Electric??? Posted by: cthulh ----------- Actually, I'm thinking 'Nissan'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 07:19 PM (ZO497)

430 I laughed so loud I scared the cat. Posted by: Miley ------------ At least you found it! (Isn't t always hiding? Or is that just from company?)

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 07:19 PM (RBpoG)

431 no idea why a bar had a chainlink fence in it. Posted by: Original Jake at December 31, 2016 12:17 AM (jrFgU) Hmmmm https://youtu.be/RdR6MN2jKYs

Posted by: Jake and Elwood at December 30, 2016 07:19 PM (cAnNx)

432 You're not thinking *looks both ways* *hunches closer* *in a whisper* Lucas Electric??? https://youtu.be/vzY03tyErVI (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 07:19 PM (IcT7t)

433 Fences work for butt stuff, too.

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at December 30, 2016 07:19 PM (Tyii7)

434 how did he get it through the fence? Posted by: yankeefifth at December 31, 2016 12:18 AM (cPsPa) this a test?

Posted by: Original Jake at December 30, 2016 07:20 PM (jrFgU)

435 Congrats on your successful escape! Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 31, 2016 12:15 AM (IcT7t) ===== Thanks, and thanks to all for the prayers and well wishes. Quite a community here.

Posted by: Flyboy at December 30, 2016 07:21 PM (L+dg+)

436 (Isn't t always hiding? Or is that just from company?)
--

Mine just hides from company.

And by company I mean "anyone who isn't me, even if they appear on a somewhat regular basis."

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 30, 2016 07:21 PM (2crW4)

437 See !!!!!!!!!!! Presdent Obmo is doing something about Russia unlike Bush that trader. Bush lied and we calls on Presdent Obama to put him in jail befour he leave orfice !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT (Soon to be Obamaboro, VT) at December 30, 2016 07:22 PM (Fbj4h)

438 https://youtu.be/RdR6MN2jKYs Posted by: Jake and Elwood -------------- Beat me to it. Could've gone with Jeff Healy in Roadhouse, too.

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 07:22 PM (RBpoG)

439 so the missing plane was registered to "Maverick Air" not especially reassuring for anyone but the pilot.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 07:22 PM (cPsPa)

440 @400 Online backgammon against actual people - fibs.com. They're pretty well policed, it's possible to avoid all the classic online jerk syndromes.

Posted by: phunctor at December 30, 2016 07:22 PM (y+GEM)

441 Hmmm, History Channel has a holly jolly Happy Holidays logo in the corner, but most of the day they've been showing documentaries about the End Times. Not as fun drinking material as Ancient Aliens.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 07:24 PM (GsAUU)

442 At least you found it!
(Isn't t always hiding? Or is that just from company?)

Posted by: Chi at December 31, 2016 12:19 AM (RBpoG)


Just from company.  And sometimes my brother.  You'd think he's done nothing but torture her instead of pet her and feed her every morning.


So as passive aggressive revenge, he's filled her plastic bottle (the one that has a hole in it that only releases a few crunchies at a time) and taped over the hole.


Oh yes, she'll be sorry.  Calicos have no souls, and their guilty feet have no rhythm.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 07:24 PM (tHwdc)

443 Thanks, and thanks to all for the prayers and well wishes. Quite a community here.

Posted by: Flyboy at December 31, 2016 12:21 AM (L+dg+)


Wonderful news, the end of your ordeal - at least the hospitalization part.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 07:26 PM (tHwdc)

444 Calicos have no souls, and their guilty feet have no rhythm. At least they don't attract sandworms.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 07:26 PM (IcT7t)

445 10:31

Posted by: Original Jake at December 30, 2016 07:26 PM (jrFgU)

446 My dad wouldn't put his pecker through a fence to plug Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT (Soon to be Obamaboro, VT), because he has some standards.  They're low standards, but standards nonetheless.

Posted by: scrood at December 30, 2016 07:26 PM (BbkFr)

447 >>>>Online backgammon against actual people - fibs.com. Fvcking Illinois Bastards? Those kind of fibs?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 30, 2016 07:26 PM (voOPb)

448 Tortie cats are harder to see in the dark than black cats. 

Just as an aside.  I have both.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2016 07:26 PM (9MInk)

449 Evenin Horde of Barrier Conundrums.... Chainlink, Barbwire, etc.... If theres a will....it'll find a way. Last day of 16...... 17 will be Trumptacularlly better. Best to all.......

Posted by: Hillbillyking at December 30, 2016 07:27 PM (zmIOR)

450 Hmmm, History Channel has a holly jolly Happy Holidays logo in the corner, but most of the day they've been showing documentaries about the End Times.

Not as fun drinking material as Ancient Aliens.
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Drink every time they say "St.John of Patmos" and "revelation."

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 30, 2016 07:27 PM (2crW4)

451 Online backgammon against actual people - fibs.com.

They're pretty well policed, it's possible to avoid all the classic online jerk syndromes.

Posted by: phunctor at December 31, 2016 12:22 AM (y+GEM)


I've tried a few places - people have a tendency to quit the game when they're losing.  Annoying!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 07:27 PM (tHwdc)

452 meh dog humping though fence seems unlikely based upon geometry of dogs. male dog is not going to be able to get close enough to the fence.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 07:28 PM (cPsPa)

453 426 Over at Conservative Treehouse, McCain is saying we must punish Russia for the act of war they have committed against the us. So... what is wrong with McCain? Can the Republicans send him over to the D team and be rid of him? Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 31, 2016 12:18 AM (2crW4) I said in the last thread that he and Miss Lindsey should just get a room already and work out their frustrations. Then they'll be less inclined to declare war on everybody.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2016 07:29 PM (sdi6R)

454 444 Calicos have no souls, and their guilty feet have no rhythm.

At least they don't attract sandworms.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 31, 2016 12:26 AM (IcT7t)


They might, however, dance in hotel lobbies -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCDIYvFmgW8

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 07:29 PM (EzgxV)

455 Be careful moving on from a 26 year old career girl, faux indepedant, pride themselves on being single, don't really need a man fit chick grrrll power types. It's all bullshit posturing and they'll key the fuck out of your nice Audi. Oh and God bless the Germans for putting on one hell of a thick coat of paint.

Posted by: JROD at December 30, 2016 07:29 PM (IqgOY)

456 Like Jurassic Park, Biology finds a way.  That's why my step-sister became my half-sister, when my dad and step-mom told her the news on her 18th birthday.  We should've built a wall instead of a fence!

Posted by: scrood at December 30, 2016 07:30 PM (BbkFr)

457 440 @400 Online backgammon against actual people - fibs.com. They're pretty well policed, it's possible to avoid all the classic online jerk syndromes. Posted by: phunctor at December 31, 2016 12:22 AM (y+GEM) --My French stepmother is a backgammon fiend and has played with folks from all over the world. No problems.

Posted by: logprof at December 30, 2016 07:30 PM (GsAUU)

458 President Trump is on record as saying that the Garands, Carbines and 1911A1s in Korea are coming home. that would be awesome. Posted by: redc1c4 **** Uhhhhh! Daaammmn. Yessss. Arrrrr. God! Yes. Uhhhhhh. Uhhhhh. Uhhhhh. I'm going to pass out! I think I see God! (klunk)

Posted by: Guy Who Can't Stop Splooging at December 30, 2016 07:31 PM (hVdx9)

459 Glenn Beck can road then eat a bag of dicks. That is all. Hillary Clinton will never be president. My phone is trained with that 2nd phrase. Life is good.

Posted by: Usntakim at December 30, 2016 07:32 PM (hMqvx)

460 That's why my step-sister became my half-sister, when my dad and step-mom told her the news on her 18th birthday. ........ seems complicated

Posted by: Original Jake at December 30, 2016 07:32 PM (jrFgU)

461 "why my step-sister became my half-sister, when my dad and step-mom told her the news on her 18th birthday." ***** So that means no more Snu-Snu?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:34 PM (hVdx9)

462 452 meh dog humping though fence seems unlikely based upon geometry of dogs. male dog is not going to be able to get close enough to the fence.

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The things male dogs will do to get to bitches in heat, ye suffering gawds. One of my friends that I used to show mastiffs with had to replace a metal  door that her boy took down.

From that resulting litter, I got my current hell hound's grand sire

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 07:34 PM (prEBe)

463 338 >>>sidebar about the lcs giffords, who wants to serve on a target? Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 11:37 PM (cPsPa)<<< Sarah Palin painted that target!!! Posted by: the MFM at December 30, 2016 11:39 PM (2xRDR) Every ship ends up with a nickname from the crew... I can see it now.... serving on the USS Brain Damaged... would hate to be the INTELLIGENCE Officer onboard....

Posted by: Don Q. at December 30, 2016 07:35 PM (qf6WZ)

464 The things male dogs will do to get to bitches in heat, ye suffering gawds. One of my friends that I used to show mastiffs with had to replace a metal door that her boy took down. From that resulting litter, I got my current hell hound's grand sire Posted by: Occam's Epilady **** They are so much like humans, aren't they?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:35 PM (hVdx9)

465 happy new years everyone

Posted by: Original Jake at December 30, 2016 07:37 PM (jrFgU)

466 I was watching this video of Dinesh D'Souza debating Cenk Uyger, and, wow, Cenk certainly has some strong opinions about the idea of corporations counting as people in the eyes of our justice system. Spoiler alert: he's totally against it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js0onZLdOWE

Well, here's the thing, Cenk (hereinafter referred to as Tubby)... "The Young Turks" is a corporation, right? You straight-up say it is in this video. You say you don't think corporations have basic human rights, but I don't think you've really thought this through, Tubby.

The Young Turks (hereinafter referred to as TYT), as a corporation, because corporations are people, has a First Amendment right to make videos proclaiming their corporate views. These happen to be your views, made easier to disseminate by virtue of TYT being a corporation and having corporate resources.

TYT also has other rights that we grant to people. Like the Fourth Amendment right to protection against unreasonable search and seizure, and the Third Amendment right against forced lodging of troops.

If corporations have no such rights, Tubby, then you can't object to the idea of federal officers strolling into your studio and telling you, "We're just gonna take away your cameras and your furniture, now. We can sell those to fund our operations. You guys can still use your personal iPhones to film your show while sitting on the floor, right? Oh, and by the way, we're also gonna keep some agents housed here in your studio, just to see if you have or will obtain any other assets we can sell to fund our bureau."

You couldn't object to that, now, could you, Tubby? After all, corporations are not people and thus do not have the same basic rights that people have.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 07:38 PM (0OG8D)

467 It's all bullshit posturing and they'll key the fuck out of your nice Audi. Oh and God bless the Germans for putting on one hell of a thick coat of paint.

Posted by: JROD at December 31, 2016 12:29 AM (IqgOY)


Of course it's bullshit posturing.  Like my niece, who imagines herself to be a feminist ("Women are human, too!" Like, who ever told you women aren't human?).  She was an emo mess until her boyfriend rescued her from her misery.  Some feminist.


Sorry you had to go through that.  Sorry you're dealing with women of "that age" too.


One thing I take comfort in is that whoever I might date in the future won't be asking permission to do this or do that every five seconds.  Good gawd.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 07:38 PM (tHwdc)

468 Serious Cat--  re: no start problem

We had a similar situation here, quite recently.  Sluggish start, dim lights (sometimes!) and then 'alt' idiot light coming on... (again, only sometimes).

Took it to autoparts store for testing.  Battery OK, alternatore OK, they said.  So, replaced the serpentine belt and tensioner assembly, thinking "okay, intermittent belt slippage" and that that would fix it.  [Battery only a couple years old, car >20years.]

A week later-- hubby was driving and-- pfft! Dead on the road.  Nuthin'.

Put a new alternator in it, gave it a jump and No Problemo since. 

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 30, 2016 07:39 PM (044Fx)

469 So I have been reading the Screwtape Letters and one things really jumps out at me- C.S. Lewis really understood how people thought. The shallowness, the vanity, the self deceit. It's actually disturbing.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:39 PM (hVdx9)

470 They are so much like humans, aren't they?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 12:35 AM (hVdx9)


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Remarkably so. Stubborn, selectively deaf, horn dogs (heh), but cute- so we won't kill 'em.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 07:39 PM (prEBe)

471 so much like humans, aren't they? Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 12:35 AM (hVdx9) do you mean dogs or women?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 07:40 PM (cPsPa)

472 Hey y'all.

As of tonight, I am a multi-engine commercial pilot.  That, plus 20 years experience in and around Naval Aviation - and a significant government-induced shortage of personnel - qualifies me for a job as an airline pilot.  And I retire in four months and a day.  Holy shit that is short.  I'm scared out of my mind, but excited.

Posted by: Bomber at December 30, 2016 07:40 PM (OwNJe)

473 so much like humans, aren't they? Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 12:35 AM (hVdx9) do you mean dogs or women? Posted by: yankeefifth **** The dogs. You do like to live dangerously.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:41 PM (hVdx9)

474 Harbaugh bitterly disappointed, yet again.

Posted by: Simplemind at December 30, 2016 07:42 PM (ZuGkg)

475 The dogs. You do like to live dangerously. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 12:41 AM (hVdx9) hey, just asking questions over here

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 07:43 PM (cPsPa)

476 As of tonight, I am a multi-engine commercial pilot. That, plus 20 years experience in and around Naval Aviation - and a significant government-induced shortage of personnel - qualifies me for a job as an airline pilot. And I retire in four months and a day. Holy shit that is short. I'm scared out of my mind, but excited. Posted by: Bomber at December 31, 2016 12:40 AM (OwNJe) ===== Congratulations!

Posted by: Flyboy at December 30, 2016 07:43 PM (L+dg+)

477 but cute- so we won't kill 'em. That's OK, we do!

Posted by: PETA at December 30, 2016 07:43 PM (IcT7t)

478 Bomber, nice!

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 30, 2016 07:44 PM (QwbmS)

479 Posted by: Bomber at December 31, 2016 12:40 AM

Wow!  Congrats!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 30, 2016 07:44 PM (044Fx)

480 Congrats Bomber. Sounds like you earned it, so enjoy it!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:44 PM (hVdx9)

481 472 Hey y'all.

As of tonight, I am a multi-engine commercial pilot. That, plus 20 years experience in and around Naval Aviation - and a significant government-induced shortage of personnel - qualifies me for a job as an airline pilot. And I retire in four months and a day. Holy shit that is short. I'm scared out of my mind, but excited.

Posted by: Bomber at December 31, 2016 12:40 AM (OwNJe)



Congratulations, Bomber!!! That is great news. You're going to making some serious bank for your family while maybe getting to sleep at home fairly often. Let's also not forget the wildly decreased chance of getting shot-at.... This is just so full of #Winning.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 07:44 PM (EzgxV)

482 So I have been reading the Screwtape Letters and one things really jumps out at me- C.S. Lewis really understood how people thought. The shallowness, the vanity, the self deceit. It's actually disturbing.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 12:39 AM (hVdx9)


Yes, it is.  The greatest challenge is to strip away self-deceit.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 07:45 PM (tHwdc)

483 BTW Bomber, you may not want to announce yourself to the civvies with the nic of Bomber. Just saying...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:46 PM (hVdx9)

484 Congratulations, Bomber!

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2016 07:47 PM (sdi6R)

485 So I have been reading the Screwtape Letters and one things really jumps out at me- C.S. Lewis really understood how people thought. The shallowness, the vanity, the self deceit. It's actually disturbing. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 12:39 AM (hVdx9) Yes, it is. The greatest challenge is to strip away self-deceit. Posted by: Miley **** C.S. was Jedi level in his understanding. Such knowledge could be used for great evil.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:47 PM (hVdx9)

486 I'm reading a short bio about mother Teresa written by a preist that worked with her often and new her well. God does put saints in our world. No doubt about it.

Posted by: Usntakim at December 30, 2016 07:48 PM (hMqvx)

487 Congratulations, Bomber! It's always nice to see a Moron make good.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 07:48 PM (0OG8D)

488 That's OK, we do!

Posted by: PETA at December 31, 2016 12:43 AM (IcT7t)


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*green eyed glare*


You lot come near my critters and lead poisoning via high velocity will be my New Years gift to you.



Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 07:48 PM (prEBe)

489 Good on ya', bomber!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 07:49 PM (IcT7t)

490 As of tonight, I am a multi-engine commercial pilot. That, plus 20 years experience in and around Naval Aviation - and a significant government-induced shortage of personnel - qualifies me for a job as an airline pilot. And I retire in four months and a day. Holy shit that is short. I'm scared out of my mind, but excited. Posted by: Bomber ---------------- Future so bright, gotta wear sunglasses.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 07:49 PM (ZO497)

491 ...- qualifies me for a job as an airline pilot. ... Posted by: Bomber at December 31, 2016 12:40 AM (OwNJe) Congratulations! Which airline am I to be avoiding now?..

Posted by: somejoe at December 30, 2016 07:49 PM (VOoJQ)

492 Looking forward to three days of sloth. Sure, it would be good to get some housecleaning done, but "sloth" has a better ring to it.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2016 07:50 PM (sdi6R)

493 ...- qualifies me for a job as an airline pilot. ... Posted by: Bomber at December 31, 2016 12:40 AM (OwNJe) Congratulations! Which airline am I to be avoiding now?.. Posted by: somejoe **** Kamikaze Airlines

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:51 PM (hVdx9)

494 "This is your captain speaking. We're about five minutes out from Denver International Airport and I'm going to have flashbacks to Afghanistan now. Flight attendants, please prepare for a combat landing."

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 30, 2016 07:51 PM (FYrz1)

495 488 That's OK, we do! Posted by: PETA -------------- It's PeTA. As I noted here recently, the only word NOT capitalized in their acronym s "ethical." I doubt that was an oversight.

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 07:52 PM (RBpoG)

496 Bomber - so does that mean you are planning to start as an airline pilot (prop first? or right to jets?) later next year? I believe as an airline pilot you have a federally-mandated right to a concealed-carry permit, if that interests you. Had some pilots at the range last month, among other things they were practicing with their carry pieces (that they pack on the plane).

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 07:53 PM (QDnY+)

497 "This is your captain speaking. We're about five minutes out from Denver International Airport and I'm going to have flashbacks to Afghanistan now. Flight attendants, please prepare for a combat landing." Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile **** But first, I run naked down the aisles screaming hysterically.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 07:53 PM (hVdx9)

498 Hammer you mean - "The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades"

https://youtu.be/8qrriKcwvlY

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2016 07:53 PM (x0mWT)

499 Also, Bomber - you referring to shortage of airline pilots?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 07:54 PM (QDnY+)

500 My local pbs is playing a Downton Abbey marathon, from start to finish, minus the pledge drive of course. Hate those fucking pledge do hickeys. I try to eat and drink when they're on.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 30, 2016 07:54 PM (6Ll1u)

501 PETA?

People Eating Tasty Animals?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2016 07:54 PM (x0mWT)

502 #495: I kind of take the opposite view on the capitalization. pEta, people EATING tasty animals. Aww, yeah!

I loves me some tasty animals.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 30, 2016 07:55 PM (0OG8D)

503 It's PeTA.
As I noted here recently, the only word NOT capitalized in their acronym s "ethical."
I doubt that was an oversight.


Well, we could start calling them "PuTA" for their unethical treatment of animals...

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 30, 2016 07:55 PM (044Fx)

504 To quote someone who worked around McCain for years - a few years back - "he's dumber than you think, and he's more psycho than you think."

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 07:56 PM (QDnY+)

505 >>>BTW Bomber, you may not want to announce yourself to the civvies with the nic of Bomber. Just saying...

Ha!  I've had that callsign since before the current war started.  Holy shit I'm old.  But I have been trying to get away from using it.  Some. 

Sortof unrelated story - spent my free time in the last couple of months learning civilian multi-engine flying.  School I've been using also does Navy's IFS (Initial Flight School? I don't know, Navy students get about 15 hours light civil before they start real flight school.) Got to know a few instructors, and the girl that runs the desk.  She's really cute, btw.  Nervous as shit before my checkride, because it's the first civilian checkride I've done since 1996.  Mention this to the girl.  She says, "that's funny, that's the year I was born." Holy shit I'm really old.  But honestly, gives me a little hope about this coming generation - she's a couple of years out of high school, and pretty much running the flight schedule where future warriors start out.  I was impressed when I thought she was mid-20s.  Much more impressed now that I know how young she is. 

Posted by: Bomber at December 30, 2016 07:56 PM (OwNJe)

506 Things might have turned out differently for Lewis. He did not want to find faith, and resisted it mightily.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 07:56 PM (ZO497)

507 redc, I have never seen 1A intel on the condition of those South Korean rifles and pistols. I have read claims that many are in poor, parts-only shape, having been used for years with active forces, and in training. And having not been refurbished. But have never seen any authoritative info. Naturally if they're in any sort of decent shape, it will soften prices for a while when they're imported. A good thing for "accumulation".

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 07:58 PM (QDnY+)

508 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814881839164911617 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814881914167422976 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814882001979326465 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814882088864333825 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814882171164966912

Posted by: kbdabear at December 30, 2016 07:59 PM (Ya7zs)

509 455 Be careful moving on from a 26 year old career girl, faux indepedant, pride themselves on being single, don't really need a man fit chick grrrll power types. It's all bullshit posturing and they'll key the fuck out of your nice Audi. Oh and God bless the Germans for putting on one hell of a thick coat of paint. Posted by: JROD at December 31, 2016 12:29 AM (IqgOY) Chalk up anothet one under 40 crowd. I have no idea what it is about the generation x and y. At least you saw her true nature before having children and/or getting married. You are blessed in that regard. You dodged a leathal bullet. Chalk it up as a win for you and move on wiser.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 07:59 PM (HJEuH)

510 Hey everybody. I notice the group is talking CS Lewis and Tolkien again. Did Lewis ever share what he thought of the Lord of the Rings series? I assume he thought they were at least okay, given they were close friends...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 07:59 PM (u8kLQ)

511 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814882309660966912 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814882384843853826 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814882471628177411 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814882568545955840 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/814882647033970688

Posted by: kbdabear at December 30, 2016 08:00 PM (Ya7zs)

512 Hammer you mean - "The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades" -------------- Yeah, I'm thinking it may have been 30 years since I've heard the tune.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 08:00 PM (ZO497)

513 Also, did either Tolkien or Lewis know Evelyn Waugh? I've read Waugh was a conservative Catholic, but also something of a bully.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 08:01 PM (u8kLQ)

514 To quote someone who worked around McCain for years - a few years back - "he's dumber than you think, and he's more psycho than you think." Posted by: rhomboid **** And from what I can tell his daughter inherited his "brains" and ego.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 08:01 PM (hVdx9)

515 PETA- Pissants Eternally Taunting Americans

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 08:01 PM (prEBe)

516 rhomboid, that worked out better than I ever imagined it would.  They bumped up the retirement age, so lots of guys stuck around, but there's a huge wave of mandatory retirements coming in the next few years.  And then they cranked the entry requirements way up, so very few people qualify straight out of college.  I got way more than I ever expected out of my last set of orders, so I'll end up around 2400 helo hours and almost 1000 fixed wing, most of that high-performance turboprop.  I can't go to a major just yet, but the regionals will almost be fighting over me.  And they'll pay for my training.

Posted by: Bomber at December 30, 2016 08:02 PM (OwNJe)

517 Second time viewing, still not impressed with Alien: Covenant. Will they stop recycling things from previous movies and well be creative both from a script and visual points of view?

https://youtu.be/Cq2f9BmjfoU

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2016 08:03 PM (x0mWT)

518 Anna, I don't know if you saw this the other day: a company is doing 3D printing of flying model planes.
This one is a flying P-38 model.  The detail is fantastic, especially in the internal bracing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDppqGm-x0I

Posted by: Kindltot at December 30, 2016 08:06 PM (9MInk)

519 Congratulations, Bomber! On what equipment/airframes do you hope to secure a seat in the cockpit? Will you have to hire-on to fly the Embraer commuter jets, or go right to Boeing or Airbus? Regardless, I'd love to be on board should you ever decide to fly a carrier pattern with the turn at the break. Doubt my fellow passengers would share the same appreciation, but for me, it'd beat Disney's best ride, times 'leventy! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at December 30, 2016 08:11 PM (v5iqM)

520 Thanks, Bomber, that explains it. Timing! Most excellent. Well have you considered flying out west where there's not much weather? Just an idea.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 30, 2016 08:13 PM (QDnY+)

521 PETA Pretending Empathy To Attack

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 08:14 PM (hVdx9)

522 PETA Phony Empathy Thoughtless Animals

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 08:16 PM (hVdx9)

523 Jim, starting with a regional.  All that helo time means the big ones won't look at me till I build some time, but that will only take a couple of years tops. We already have a retirement house that's about a 2-hour drive from O'Hare. Lots of carriers from all segments have a hub there.

Posted by: Bomber at December 30, 2016 08:17 PM (OwNJe)

524 Me, I'm waiting for a Blow-inger or a Punch-in-the-Mouth - inger.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at December 30, 2016 08:17 PM (611Lm)

525 Can the Kessinger be linked to a Fleshlight? Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (s7hQ/) That would probably create a singularity, and the entire Universe would get sucked in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 08:18 PM (MiBfH)

526 525 Can the Kessinger be linked to a Fleshlight?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 30, 2016 10:28 PM (s7hQ/)

That would probably create a singularity, and the entire Universe would get sucked in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2016 01:18 AM (MiBfH)



FIFY.

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

527 29 Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer resigns rather than sing for Trump. ************** Rumor has it , she used to pull the train for all those Mormon Bishops. She felt drawn to Trump, but couldn't put her finger on the reason... Pass it on.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at December 30, 2016 08:20 PM (611Lm)

528 One of the funny things James Corden does, is a bit where he claims *every* corporate name is actually an acronym. For instance: - USPS - U Sent a Package? Sorry! - Domino's - Don't Order, Mostly Indigestible, Never Order - Seriously!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 08:20 PM (u8kLQ)

529 PETA Preening Emo's Tautological Animism

Posted by: somejoe at December 30, 2016 08:21 PM (VOoJQ)

530 >>> Can the Kessinger be linked to a Fleshlight?

I know what I'm buying Mrs Bomber (and me) for New Year's.

Posted by: Bomber at December 30, 2016 08:22 PM (OwNJe)

531 Sorry folks about my GFD comment a while back. There may or may not have been alcohol involved. Been a strange year.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at December 30, 2016 08:22 PM (Jcg9Q)

532 Serious Cat -

The click is the starter solenoid (a relay or electrically-powered switch), which allows full current to flow to the starter - providing there is full battery current to be had. All the car's electrical devices, from lights and radio to fuel injectors and the starter, run on battery power; the alternator recharges the battery as the engine runs. If the battery is low on charge, there may be enough power to light up the dome light or engage the starter solenoid, but not enough to spin the starter motor for long, if at all. Since you have a newer battery, it's likely the alternator is bad and won't charge the battery; the fluctuating lights point toward this as well. However, a bad starter will cause the above symptoms, as it will drain the battery in its attempt to spin up. It too can be tested on the bench at Advance or AutoZone, but has to be removed from the vehicle first.  I've changed all these items in the street, but I had tools and an F350 that was easy to crawl under. Ask around at the parts place who they would take their car to if they had to; the NAPA parts houses cater primarily to pro mechanics and serious DIY types, so you may get better advice there. Good luck.

Posted by: Cowboyneal at December 30, 2016 08:22 PM (NSG6X)

533 Oh, and James Cordon on White Castle: W et H amburgers I t T astes E xcellent C onsequences A re S everely T raumatic L ower half E vacuates

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 08:22 PM (u8kLQ)

534 That would probably create a singularity, and the entire Universe would get sucked in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2016 01:18 AM (MiBfH)


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Only if it was a Kessinger/Fleshlight/Electrolux hybrid.


Because nothing sucks like an Electrolux. (Except my Dyson, but that didn't rhyme)


Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 08:22 PM (prEBe)

535 One of these days I'll get one. The legendary rifle that fought World War II. By their thumbs ye shall know them.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 30, 2016 08:24 PM (Kucy5)

536 Time for the old folk.  Need to start prep for the food, I got stuck with it this year.

  Remember, y'all, we're Americans, so that head is held HIGH--even more so lately.

  Cherish our country once more, we're at the start of the beginning of restoring it to that shining city on a hill.

   Gonna be a ride no one will regret.

    Goodnite, good people.    Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 30, 2016 08:24 PM (X35Yt)

537 That 3D printed RC P-38 looks very cool.

Maybe the guy should try and design the files for a Hughes XF-11 next?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2016 08:26 PM (x0mWT)

538 It's bovine bull...ahem..tallywackers. I usually order from the amazon thingymabob. Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 10:44 PM (prEBe) Most of them must come off steers. Because there just aren't that many bulls anymore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 08:27 PM (MiBfH)

539 Progtards
Embarrassing
Themselves
Abominably

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 08:28 PM (prEBe)

540 One of these days I'll get one. The legendary rifle that fought World War II. This evil humanoid assault weapon will kill us all!! AAAAAA!!! * runs away panicked *

Posted by: Gun-hating liberal ignoramus at December 30, 2016 08:28 PM (u8kLQ)

541 Just stepped outside for a couple of minutes. Clear and cold (mid 20's). Lots of stars. As I started back in, I heard a Norfolk Southern freight blowing it's horn as it worked it's way up the French Broad river valley, probably 4 miles away. I can't hear that during the summer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 08:28 PM (ZO497)

542 So, I tried that elctrolysis rust removal today. Neighbor's 50 yr old charger, a two gallon (?) Bucket of water, baking soda, and some scrap steel I had around. The baking soda worked just fine. Cleaned up an old chisel beautifully. Once oiled, it is as smooth as glass. Still has a nice looking patina, too. I just need to make a handle for it & sharpen it now. And find every other old rusty tool around the house & garages. Thanks for the info the other night!

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 08:29 PM (RBpoG)

543 It is kind of comforting to know that I live in a country that used to be able to go to the Moon. We can't go there anymore, because of short-sighted assholes running the show, but at least we can still make a hell of an airplane, and there will be some extra Rockettes tickets available if the lying liberals will only keep their word and boycott the shows. It will be good to not have to sit next to smelly crybabies. Let me know what else you are going to boycott so that I can go get some tickets.

Posted by: goon at December 30, 2016 08:29 PM (EaQ6/)

544 I prefer the ironic version of PETA's name. People Eating Tasty Animals

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 08:29 PM (u8kLQ)

545 Cold night and clear sky

A freight train in the distance

Childhood memories.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 30, 2016 08:30 PM (044Fx)

546 We can't go there anymore, because of short-sighted assholes running the show, but at least we can still make a hell of an airplane... There's nothing wrong with most liberals that sucking them through a fully running jet engine can't solve.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 08:31 PM (u8kLQ)

547 ... I can't hear that during the summer. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 31, 2016 01:28 AM (ZO497) Sound travels better through frozen air.

Posted by: goon at December 30, 2016 08:31 PM (EaQ6/)

548 PETA Poor Emaciated twatish Assbags

Posted by: somejoe at December 30, 2016 08:32 PM (VOoJQ)

549 We can't go there anymore, because of short-sighted assholes running the show, but at least we can still make a hell of an airplane... There's nothing wrong with most liberals that sucking them through a fully running jet engine can't solve. Posted by: qdpsteve **** Talk about a waste of a good jet engine...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 08:32 PM (hVdx9)

550 * runs away panicked * Posted by: Gun-hating liberal ignoramus -------- Yeah, well maybe you should. Cover of this quarter's GCA Journal: http://preview.tinyurl.com/z2pvpmc

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 08:33 PM (ZO497)

551 PETA Poor Emaciated twatish Assbags Posted by: somejoe **** They tend to be vegans which is practically synonymous with emaciated.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 08:33 PM (hVdx9)

552 Mike: nice legs! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 08:34 PM (u8kLQ)

553 Sound travels better through frozen air. Posted by: goon ---------- Yeah, denser air makes a difference, but foliage is the big player at this time of the year, I think.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 08:34 PM (ZO497)

554 Mike: nice legs! ;-) Posted by: qdpsteve ------------ Yeah, and a ginger too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 08:35 PM (ZO497)

555 Tilikum, hmmm, well, it would be tough to find a jet engine large enough to completely shred Michael Moore in one pass.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 08:36 PM (u8kLQ)

556 I thought planes were gun fee zones.

Posted by: James the worst of the deplorable at December 30, 2016 08:36 PM (jxw6R)

557 ... tallywackers ... Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2016 01:27 AM (MiBfH) You're not supposed to use killing words here.

Posted by: goon at December 30, 2016 08:37 PM (EaQ6/)

558 Most of them must come off steers. Because there just aren't that many bulls anymore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2016 01:27 AM (MiBfH)


-----


I just looked at Hound's bag o'...sticks (ahem), and it says bovine pizzle or penis. Online it says simply bully sticks. My vet simply snickers. But I think you're correct. My grandparents raised beef cattle, and had two bulls out of a herd of, I think 50? It's been too long for me to remember.



All I remember was NEVER name a cow.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 08:38 PM (prEBe)

559 I recall an article where these hyper lefty beta males attracted loony lefty women by starving themselves. Why? Well, some BS study about how worms and a few other animals lived longer by essentially not getting the level of food they needed to be satiated. The lefty loon women saw these "male" twigs as intelligent and desirable as a result. It's really quite sad, especially when you consider it does not transfer to humans. They torture themselves for nothing really.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 08:38 PM (hVdx9)

560 556 I thought planes were gun fee zones. Fun g zones with the right (Dive Bomber) pilot.

Posted by: somejoe at December 30, 2016 08:38 PM (VOoJQ)

561 I thought planes were gun fee zones. Posted by: James the worst of the deplorable I think that eventually, TSA will allow the airlines to simply install trap doors underneath every seat. - Drunk obnoxious passenger: "Hey everrbody, I's a terrist!! Huh huh huh!!!" - **trap door opens, then closes after five seconds** - Stewardess on PA: "Now, nobody saw a thing and nobody gets hurt!!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 08:39 PM (u8kLQ)

562 I'm having issues with my car not starting. Back in November I had to get it jumped, took it into the shop which said the battery was bad and replaced it for a cost of $179, even though I replaced that battery less than three years ago. Last week it happened again. Took it back to same shop and this time they said nothing was wrong with it. Tested the battery, cables and alternator and charged me $36. Tonight, one day after picking it up, it again is not starting. What gives? One clue is that when it does start, the headlights and dash lights fade in and out for a few minutes. Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 11:05 PM (Uy6ri) Job number one: find a different shop. They sold you a battery for about half again the price of decent battery, cash and carry at an auto supply store, and they never fixed the underlying problem. And thirty-six bucks for a test that most Autozones do for free? Sheesh. Could be something as simple as a loose alternator belt.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 08:40 PM (MiBfH)

563 @Miley&Pepe-Oh no, not to worry. I'm 48 and thought I'd give it a whirl. Believe me, I remember in my heyday the friends with benefits type girls was a ruse and it still is. Thought maybe times changed, they haven't. Girls try to put on this tough front (some guys do too), but someone always becomes attached. I decided to move along, with another gal (39) to hang out with. Well she didn't take to kindly to it and my vehicle paid the price. Some people just don't have a sense of humor, I made sure I was not leading her on and she seemed adamant about it not turning into a relationship which fine by me. I guess she was fooling herself.

Posted by: JROD at December 30, 2016 08:40 PM (IqgOY)

564 I've put this up before, but what the heck, M1. I am highly amused by the fact that the Marine is semi-sitting on a stack of Jap ammo. http://preview.tinyurl.com/gmfacxs

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 08:41 PM (ZO497)

565 Mikey moore?

CFM-56 on a KC-135R might do.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2016 08:42 PM (x0mWT)

566 It's 25, but feels like 21 degrees, so sayth my weather app.


LIES! It feels like fargin' ice cold! I live in the south, south should be warm, dammit.


*grumbles*

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 08:42 PM (prEBe)

567 I am wondering if someone has written a sci-fi story where human males are being bred so their wangs can eventually be harvested for alien pets. I mean, if you were a bull, would YOU believe that is what humans want you for?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 08:43 PM (hVdx9)

568 I am wondering if someone has written a sci-fi story where human males are being bred so their wangs can eventually be harvested for alien pets. I mean, if you were a bull, would YOU believe that is what humans want you for? Soylent Blue is peckers!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 08:45 PM (IcT7t)

569 Pecker Pets?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2016 08:46 PM (x0mWT)

570 The Advance Auto here did a crap job. I had to keep getting a jump start, the the battery wouldn't hold a charge. They said there was nothing wrong with the battery. I ended up taking it to my mechanic and he got me a new battery, one of those gel things I think, with a long guarantee. No problems since. Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 30, 2016 11:14 PM (tHwdc) Pro tip: a great many people, who can be otherwise fine auto mechanics, don't know diddly-squat about electricity. Mention Ohm's Law, and their eyes glaze over. I worked in that trade, and because I had a decent understanding of electrical fundamentals, I was always given the puzzling electrical problems that stymied veteran mechanics.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 08:47 PM (MiBfH)

571 What gives? One clue is that when it does start, the headlights and dash lights fade in and out for a few minutes. Posted by: Serious Cat at December 30, 2016 11:05 PM (Uy6ri) Alternator?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 30, 2016 08:47 PM (zc3Db)

572 Pecker Pets? Posted by: Anna Puma ***** Awww, he's eating his bag of human d*cks. Who's a good boy?!

Posted by: Alien at December 30, 2016 08:48 PM (hVdx9)

573 Soylent Blue is peckers!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 31, 2016 01:45 AM (IcT7t)


------


I would have thought it would have been the testicular danglies that were blue?

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 08:48 PM (prEBe)

574 ... French Broad river valley ... Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 31, 2016 01:28 AM (ZO497) I had to Google and Google Earth it. What a beautiful place. I sure hope it gets boycotted and stays nice.

Posted by: goon at December 30, 2016 08:48 PM (EaQ6/)

575 Even though you say they tested the alternator ... they are the ones who told you it was a bad battery last time. Take it somewhere else. Before you do, start it (if you can - with a jump, maybe) and test the voltage at the battery.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 30, 2016 08:49 PM (zc3Db)

576 Alternator? I hardly knew her.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2016 08:50 PM (TRzoP)

577 Well, later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei8hPkyJ0bU But probably sooner again than thought.

Posted by: somejoe at December 30, 2016 08:52 PM (VOoJQ)

578 >>>Alternator? I hardly knew her. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 31, 2016 01:50 AM (TRzoP) Hibernator, then?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 30, 2016 08:52 PM (zc3Db)

579 Oyasumi

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2016 08:53 PM (x0mWT)

580 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 30, 2016 08:54 PM (IcT7t)

581 Side note: Own a dog or a cat and you will never pee alone again.

Posted by: Alien at December 30, 2016 08:56 PM (hVdx9)

582 The Seminoles hang on. Great game. Posted by: Puddleglum at December 30, 2016 11:46 PM (ZzZuq) Concur. Saw the fourth quarter in the bar while having supper. Tight game, close scoring, some astounding plays by both teams.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 08:56 PM (MiBfH)

583 I had to Google and Google Earth it. What a beautiful place. I sure hope it gets boycotted and stays nice. Posted by: goon --------------- Too late. The Yankees are back, and this time they brought bulldozers. We are overrun with immigrants from Blue states. This year the majority of voters here were people who are NOT from NC. I will not apologize for this this remark.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 08:57 PM (ZO497)

584 Check alternator first, then check your grounds. A bad ground can prove to the equivalent of Satan.

Posted by: Alien at December 30, 2016 08:58 PM (hVdx9)

585 The Fiancee was watching part 1 of The Hobbit a few nights ago, and I passed by at the part where Elrond -- reluctant host to a bunch of dwarves -- is handed an enchanted map out-of-the-blue that can only be read on that particular evening by moonlight.


And I got a twinge of sympathy. The poor bastard's had this happen to him time-and-time-again for over a thousand years. What a fucking coincidence -- not! Fuckin' Valar wrote it into the script and he gets to pretend to be surprised. It's no wonder that Elves went to the West, so they stopped getting bullshit coincidences dropped in their laps every 50 years.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 08:58 PM (EzgxV)

586 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei8hPkyJ0bU Posted by: somejoe at December 31, 2016 01:52 AM (VOoJQ) 95 million viewers can't be wrong, but I think it needs more cowbell.

Posted by: goon at December 30, 2016 08:58 PM (EaQ6/)

587 Side note: Own a dog or a cat and you will never pee alone again. Posted by: Alien ----------- Yeah. WTH is THAT about? Mike Hammer's Cat's litter pan is in the guest bathroom (when we don't have guests). If I stop in there for a little bathroom time, he immediately turns up and makes a pee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 08:59 PM (ZO497)

588 Too late. The Yankees are back, and this time they brought bulldozers. We are overrun with immigrants from Blue states. This year the majority of voters here were people who are NOT from NC. I will not apologize for this this remark. Posted by: Mike Hammer **** I hate psycho locust.

Posted by: Alien at December 30, 2016 08:59 PM (hVdx9)

589 Side note: Own a dog or a cat and you will never pee alone again. Posted by: Alien ----------- Yeah. WTH is THAT about? Mike Hammer's Cat's litter pan is in the guest bathroom (when we don't have guests). If I stop in there for a little bathroom time, he immediately turns up and makes a pee. Posted by: Mike Hammer **** I had a girlfriend whose beautiful longhaired black cat would poop within minutes of me coming over. Mind you, I was on good terms with this kitty. It almost seems like a bonding thing with them.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 09:02 PM (hVdx9)

590 About that charging thing. On at least some Nissan models, the charging is controlled by an ECM which initially had a bug in the software. The bug caused faulty charging, which led to dead batteries and premature failure. Unless the module is re-programmed, the failed battery syndrome will continue, but without consistency. A LOT of batteries have been sold to Nissan owners.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 09:03 PM (ZO497)

591 Beat me to it. Could've gone with Jeff Healy in Roadhouse, too. Posted by: Chi at December 31, 2016 12:22 AM (RBpoG) I got to meet Jeff in Calgary, and drink some beers with him and the band. Great guy, and very knowledgable about music. RIP.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:04 PM (MiBfH)

592 589 Side note: Own a dog or a cat and you will never pee alone again.
Posted by: Alien
-----------

Yeah. WTH is THAT about? Mike Hammer's Cat's litter pan is in the guest bathroom (when we don't have guests). If I stop in there for a little bathroom time, he immediately turns up and makes a pee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer
****

I had a girlfriend whose beautiful longhaired black cat would poop within minutes of me coming over. Mind you, I was on good terms with this kitty.
It almost seems like a bonding thing with them.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 02:02 AM (hVdx9)



They can assess your state of health by your emissions, and naturally assume you'd want to assess their health as well.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 09:04 PM (EzgxV)

593 A bumper sticker I would like to have: Dear CA transplant, if you vote here like you voted in CA, you'll f*ck up this state too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 09:04 PM (hVdx9)

594 I had a girlfriend whose beautiful longhaired black cat would poop within minutes of me coming over. Mind you, I was on good terms with this kitty. It almost seems like a bonding thing with them. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale ---------------- Is it a male?, 'cause I'm wondering if that plays a part.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 09:05 PM (ZO497)

595 I had a girlfriend whose beautiful longhaired black cat would poop within minutes of me coming over. Mind you, I was on good terms with this kitty. It almost seems like a bonding thing with them. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 02:02 AM (hVdx9) They can assess your state of health by your emissions, and naturally assume you'd want to assess their health as well. Posted by: cthulhu **** Sooo, turn your head an meow?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 09:05 PM (hVdx9)

596 meh dog humping though fence seems unlikely based upon geometry of dogs. male dog is not going to be able to get close enough to the fence. Posted by: yankeefifth at December 31, 2016 12:28 AM (cPsPa) I don't know about dogs humping through a fence, but Canadian Green Party leader Elizabeth May (transplant from Massachusetts, IIRC) can eat corn on the cob through a picket fence.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:06 PM (MiBfH)

597 593 A bumper sticker I would like to have:

Dear CA transplant, if you vote here like you voted in CA, you'll f*ck up this state too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 02:04 AM (hVdx9)


Believe me, you want me to continue to vote like I've been voting in CA -- I don't think I've been on the winning side of anything in the last two decades.

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

598 I have to say that the doggeh at the top of the post makes me smile every time I see him.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 09:07 PM (EzgxV)

599 I had a girlfriend whose beautiful longhaired black cat would poop within minutes of me coming over. Mind you, I was on good terms with this kitty. It almost seems like a bonding thing with them. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale ---------------- Is it a male?, 'cause I'm wondering if that plays a part. Posted by: Mike Hammer **** Nope. A female named Bella after Mr. Lugosi.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 09:08 PM (hVdx9)

600 A bumper sticker I would like to have: Dear CA transplant, if you vote here like you voted in CA, you'll f*ck up this state too. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 31, 2016 02:04 AM (hVdx9) Believe me, you want me to continue to vote like I've been voting in CA -- I don't think I've been on the winning side of anything in the last two decades. Posted by: cthulhu **** You are the exception, good sir.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 09:10 PM (hVdx9)

601 589
Side note: Own a dog or a cat and you will never pee alone again.

Posted by: Alien

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*sigh*

Do you *know* how difficult it is to convince a 220lb gooberdawg that there is not, in fact another way out of the bathroom, so no I'm NOT leaving him?!! He howls at the door. Howls. He sounds like a blood hound on crack with a Mr. Microphone.

Also- Mr. Hammer? You're also in NC? *waves from GSO-ish*

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 09:10 PM (prEBe)

602 As of tonight, I am a multi-engine commercial pilot. That, plus 20 years experience in and around Naval Aviation - and a significant government-induced shortage of personnel - qualifies me for a job as an airline pilot. And I retire in four months and a day. Holy shit that is short. I'm scared out of my mind, but excited. Posted by: Bomber at December 31, 2016 12:40 AM (OwNJe) Congratulations, Bomber!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:10 PM (MiBfH)

603 589 Side note: Own a dog or a cat and you will never pee alone again. Posted by: Alien ----- *sigh* Do you *know* how difficult it is to convince a 220lb gooberdawg that there is not, in fact another way out of the bathroom, so no I'm NOT leaving him?!! He howls at the door. Howls. He sounds like a blood hound on crack with a Mr. Microphone. Also- Mr. Hammer? You're also in NC? *waves from GSO-ish* Posted by: Occam's Epilady **** I had a little Pekingese who would scratch at the door and cry in the most heartbreaking way. I could never refuse her.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 09:11 PM (hVdx9)

604 Time for me to cash it in. I've almost been avoiding going to bed, on account that when I get up tomorrow, I have to attend the funeral for a friend. Alzheimers. She was only 61 years old. She and her husband had just started building their retirement dream home when she was diagnosed. Her husband is an avid woodworker, and has done all of the interior trim work himself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 09:12 PM (ZO497)

605 Also- Mr. Hammer? You're also in NC? *waves from GSO-ish* Posted by: Occam's Epilady ------- North side of Asheville.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 09:14 PM (ZO497)

606 604 Time for me to cash it in. I've almost been avoiding going to bed, on account that when I get up tomorrow, I have to attend the funeral for a friend.

Alzheimers. She was only 61 years old. She and her husband had just started building their retirement dream home when she was diagnosed. Her husband is an avid woodworker, and has done all of the interior trim work himself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 31, 2016 02:12 AM (ZO497)


Heartbreaking. Alzheimers is a terrible, terrible thing. My thoughts are with you and with her family.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 09:14 PM (EzgxV)

607 Cleaned up an old chisel beautifully. Once oiled, it is as smooth as glass. Still has a nice looking patina, too. I just need to make a handle for it & sharpen it now. And find every other old rusty tool around the house & garages. Thanks for the info the other night! Posted by: Chi at December 31, 2016 01:29 AM (RBpoG) Glad to hear it worked for you, Chi.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:18 PM (MiBfH)

608 The trick is to harvest them at just the right time. Posted by: Barney Frank at December 30, 2016 11:03 PM (rH4JY) Glory hole tally whacker. Chop! Chop!

Posted by: RickZ at December 30, 2016 09:18 PM (91AeI)

609 Alzheimers. How does one get diagnosed? My mom died from it. I'm becoming more forgetful.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2016 09:18 PM (IqV8l)

610 604 Time for me to cash it in. I've almost been avoiding going to bed, on account that when I get up tomorrow, I have to attend the funeral for a friend.

Alzheimers. She was only 61 years old. She and her husband had just started building their retirement dream home when she was diagnosed. Her husband is an avid woodworker, and has done all of the interior trim work himself.

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My heart goes out to you and her family. I lost my grandmother and grandfather to that disease.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 09:19 PM (prEBe)

611 Heartbreaking. Alzheimers is a terrible, terrible thing. My thoughts are with you and with her family. Posted by: cthulhu ----------- The good, they die young, it seems: Black Mountain - Judith Ann Thomas Gulick, a child beloved of God, born in the South Texas farming community of Taft to Cody and Lucile Thomas on February 26, 1955, passed away from Alzheimer's on December 26, 2016. Judy was sister to Bill, Burt, and Brian, valedictorian of her 1973 high school class, graduated Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1977. She was an active member of Delta Zeta and earned her CPA. Judy held a number of accounting positions before and after raising her family. In 1983, Judy married Dale Eugene Gulick in San Antonio. They moved to Austin in 1985. In 1987, Nathaniel was born, followed in 1989 by Morgan. Both sons are computer programmers. At the time of her passing, Judy and Dale had been married 33 years. Although her greatest ambition was to be a mother and raise well her children, throughout her life, Judy found ways to make a difference, whether it was organizing the elementary school track and field days or running the middle school store or helping her church through hard financial times, saving it from bankruptcy, or just the endless hours and miles spent driving Morgan and Nathaniel to gymnastics practices. Judy met opportunity with a smile and her sleeves rolled up. Judy was an avid quilter who enjoyed reading and hiking. In 2015 she and Dale retired to Black Mountain, North Carolina where they built a home in the mountains she loved, and true to form, Judy was there, varnishing window frames and installing hardwood floors—it is who she was. Proceeded in death by her parents and brother Burt, and survived by her husband and sons, Nathaniel's wife Serena, and their son Gareth, Judy's brothers Brian and Burt, and Dale's brother Karl and sister-in-law Suzanne.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 09:20 PM (ZO497)

612 Yeah, denser air makes a difference, but foliage is the big player at this time of the year, I think. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 31, 2016 01:34 AM (ZO497) Probably less air turbulence, too. No thermals.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:20 PM (MiBfH)

613 Damn 2016.claimed another Victim tonight. Ronda Rousey. The biggest hype got destroyed for 3 million dollars in 48 seconds. She did not even put up a fight. Looked very bad. Now UFC and ESPN are in spin mode, which is quite entertaining. Her brand was killed as well tonight. I dint see how she and her brand recover from this.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 09:21 PM (HJEuH)

614 Probably less air turbulence, too. No thermals. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ----------- Depends or whether or not B.C. has been serving up chili.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 30, 2016 09:22 PM (ZO497)

615 609 Alzheimers.

How does one get diagnosed?

My mom died from it.
I'm becoming more forgetful.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 31, 2016 02:18 AM (IqV8l)

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There's not a test that can 100% diagnose it- they mostly run blood tests and neurological exams to rule out other problems before finally narrowing down to Alzheimer's.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 30, 2016 09:25 PM (prEBe)

616 402 Ah, I see we're back to hamster formatting.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

++++

You're on Linux, right? I just run everything through a script that removes any Pixy formatting before I paste anything here.

#!/bin/bash
iconv -f UTF8 -t ASCII//TRANSLIT </dev/clipboard >/dev/clipboard

That works with cygwin, since I am in a windows environment. Anything on the clipboard gets fixed (formatting removed plus non-ascii transliterated) then stuffed back onto the clipboard. I don't know if you have the clipboard setup as a /dev in a real linux environment, so you may have to tweak that part.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2016 09:26 PM (R+30W)

617 Depends or whether or not B.C. has been serving up chili. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 31, 2016 02:22 AM (ZO497) B.C,'s chili could cause congestion in the carotid artery. And condolences on the loss of your friend.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:29 PM (MiBfH)

618 609 Alzheimers.

How does one get diagnosed?

My mom died from it.
I'm becoming more forgetful.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 31, 2016 02:18 AM (IqV8l)



From what I understand, the only certain diagnoses are posthumous, upon autopsy. That said, there are a number of encouraging treatments in the pipeline.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 09:29 PM (EzgxV)

619 If I'm Dana White I ask for my 3 million bucks back. That was really bad like on the level of Don King boxing bad.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 09:31 PM (HJEuH)

620 Probably less air turbulence, too. No thermals. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ---------------- Pfft. I've been wearing thermals since October. Soon as it gets below 50°.

Posted by: Chi at December 30, 2016 09:31 PM (RBpoG)

621 616 402 Ah, I see we're back to hamster formatting.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

++++

You're on Linux, right? I just run everything through a script that removes any Pixy formatting before I paste anything here.

#!/bin/bash
iconv -f UTF8 -t ASCII//TRANSLIT </dev/clipboard >/dev/clipboard

That works with cygwin, since I am in a windows environment. Anything on the clipboard gets fixed (formatting removed plus non-ascii transliterated) then stuffed back onto the clipboard. I don't know if you have the clipboard setup as a /dev in a real linux environment, so you may have to tweak that part.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 31, 2016 02:26 AM (R+30W)



I had a period of about 3 weeks where the formatting worked nicely -- but, now, it's gone as unexpectedly as it arrived.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 09:32 PM (EzgxV)

622 Sorry, am still awake. A woman beat a woman up. What is wrong with society?

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 09:36 PM (exyD+)

623 Damn 2016.claimed another Victim tonight. Ronda Rousey. The biggest hype got destroyed for 3 million dollars in 48 seconds. She did not even put up a fight. Looked very bad. Now UFC and ESPN are in spin mode, which is quite entertaining. Her brand was killed as well tonight. I dint see how she and her brand recover from this. Posted by: Pepe **** Good. Now if the male equivalent gets destroyed I will be happy. I hate blowhards.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 30, 2016 09:37 PM (hVdx9)

624 Pfft. I've been wearing thermals since October. Soon as it gets below 50°. Posted by: Chi at December 31, 2016 02:31 AM (RBpoG) I just had to kick in the heater here. Damned Gerbil Worming! Heh. Just took a picture of the dog. She was curled up on my bed, which is one of those self-inflating Aerobeds, and it leaks; slowly. So she was settled into this dog-sized crater, about flush with the surface of the comforter around her.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:39 PM (MiBfH)

625 A woman beat a woman up. What is wrong with society? Posted by: Vendette at December 31, 2016 02:36 AM (exyD+) What's wrong is it wasn't Sarah Palin beating the crap out of Hillary.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:40 PM (MiBfH)

626 Women's fighting in ufc and that stuff is not womanhood. Real women lift weights and gain within reason.

Posted by: Vendette at December 30, 2016 09:43 PM (exyD+)

627 622 Sorry, am still awake.


A woman beat a woman up. What is wrong with society?

Posted by: Vendette at December 31, 2016 02:36 AM (exyD+)


On another subject....still have the Jackson coin?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 09:44 PM (EzgxV)

628 I hate blowhards. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale How hard did she blow?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 30, 2016 09:44 PM (IqV8l)

629 Damn 2016.claimed another Victim tonight. Ronda Rousey. The biggest hype got destroyed for 3 million dollars in 48 seconds. She did not even put up a fight. Looked very bad. Now UFC and ESPN are in spin mode, which is quite entertaining. Her brand was killed as well tonight. I dint see how she and her brand recover from this. Posted by: Pepe at December 31, 2016 02:21 AM Really? How'd it play out? Did she get bashed? KO/tko style? Take down submission? What?

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2016 09:46 PM (lmIoG)

630 Next stop for Ronda Rousey: MSNBC!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 09:47 PM (u8kLQ)

631 Next stop for Ronda Rousey: MSNBC!! Posted by: qdpsteve at December 31, 2016 02:47 AM (u8kLQ) Or pr0n. And it's more ethical.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 09:51 PM (MiBfH)

632 AOP, the way MSNBC is going, why not both? :-P And on that note, gotta go. Happy final weekend of 2016, and happy new year (although I hope to see y'all again tomorrow night).

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 30, 2016 09:54 PM (u8kLQ)

633 Really? How'd it play out? Did she get bashed? KO/tko style? Take down submission? What? Posted by: otho at December 31, 2016 02:46 AM ( Beat like a drum for 48 seconds. Red called it. She did not even attempt to defend herself unless her strategy was to use her face to block punches. I have a feeling she three the fight and took Dana White and the UFC for 3 million plus more from ESPN and endorsement deals prior to the fight. She is done. Porn may be out of her league. Kiss Hollywood goodbye.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 10:02 PM (HJEuH)

634 Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 30, 2016 10:02 PM (MiBfH)

635 Really? How'd it play out? Did she get bashed? KO/tko style? Take down submission? What? Posted by: otho at December 31, 2016 02:46 AM (lmIoG) TKO in 48 seconds. Some controversy that the fight was called too soon. Also, controversy that her management/trainer failed to get her prepared. But hey, she made $3mil tonight. And if she needs a grappling partner, I'll still volunteer.

Posted by: Country Singer (Gab @Bert G) at December 30, 2016 10:03 PM (GUBah)

636 If you want a Garand get one from CMP while they still have them

Posted by: Don at December 30, 2016 10:08 PM (FTI54)

637 Car batteries that are 5 years old are due for replacement. IF you get 7 that is awesome.

Posted by: torabora at December 30, 2016 10:09 PM (RzQbP)

638 eat like a drum for 48 seconds. Red called it. She did not even attempt to defend herself unless her strategy was to use her face to block punches. I have a feeling she three the fight and took Dana White and the UFC for 3 million plus more from ESPN and endorsement deals prior to the fight. Posted by: Pepe at December 31, 2016 03:02 AM TKO in 48 seconds. Some controversy that the fight was called too soon. Also, controversy that her management/trainer failed to get her prepared. But hey, she made $3mil tonight. And if she needs a grappling partner, I'll still volunteer. Posted by: Country Singer (Gab @Bert G) at December 31, 2016 03:03 AM Just saw it. I don't think she threw the fight. The unprepared thing may be more on the money. She should have seen this coming... it was a replay of the Holm fight. It was obvious from before Holm that her weakness was in stand up stoushes. Everyone had tried to get technical with Rousey and you're not going to win a wrestling match against her. You gotta finish her in the first minute or so, with hard strikes to the head. Forget everything else. It looks like Rousey's either done nothing to plug that weakness, or she can't match it with a heavy early striker.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2016 10:20 PM (lmIoG)

639 Crowder is hilarious. "You can pretty much get away with anything you want as long as you have a little bit of confidence, and a lisp" I hope he at least contacted those he trolled afterwards to make sure that they knew that he was trying to get them to think.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 10:33 PM (nIGPZ)

640 Oops... http://tinyurl.com/h3fteru

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 30, 2016 10:36 PM (EUMr7)

641 We've been having a bit of a problem with redeposits in our dishwasher, so I fed it a bit of TSP for this run. It's just another reminder that our government hates us and wants everything we have to be broken so we have to look to government to get by.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 10:48 PM (EzgxV)

642 *reaches into bag* *pokes thread with dick*

Posted by: Barney Frank at December 30, 2016 10:49 PM (rH4JY)

643 I thought that this was a high class establishment Barney.

Posted by: Josh69 Marshall at December 30, 2016 10:51 PM (CrY8H)

644 I'm hungry for some strawberries all of a sudden.

Posted by: Josh69 Marshall at December 30, 2016 10:52 PM (CrY8H)

645 643 I thought that this was a high class establishment Barney.

Posted by: Josh69 Marshall at December 31, 2016 03:51 AM (CrY8H)



You must be new here.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 10:52 PM (EzgxV)

646 Oops... http://tinyurl.com/h3fteru Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 31, 2016 03:36 AM (EUMr7) so he accidentally posted his favorite porn clip or something?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 30, 2016 10:54 PM (cPsPa)

647 lol ... yeah. jerked off then went to sleep. still up on his twitter feed about 600 likes and a thousand retweets.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 10:56 PM (CrY8H)

648 the "service" also did him a solid and retweeted. big league!

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 10:57 PM (CrY8H)

649 >>so he accidentally posted his favorite porn clip or something? Then went to bed apparently. Ye olde fap & nap. Its still up. The tweet, I mean

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 30, 2016 10:58 PM (EUMr7)

650 Just saw it. I don't think she threw the fight. The unprepared thing may be more on the money. She should have seen this coming... it was a replay of the Holm fight. It was obvious from before Holm that her weakness was in stand up stoushes. Everyone had tried to get technical with Rousey and you're not going to win a wrestling match against her. You gotta finish her in the first minute or so, with hard strikes to the head. Forget everything else. It looks like Rousey's either done nothing to plug that weakness, or she can't match it with a heavy early striker. Posted by: otho at December 31, 2016 03:20 AM (lmIoG) That was just painful to watch. She would walk into distance and let herself get hit. She's definitely done in MMA.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 30, 2016 10:58 PM (FYrz1)

651 Only the classiest busty lesbo porn of course. Hes a lib but hes got decent taste...

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 30, 2016 11:00 PM (EUMr7)

652 hahahahaha.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 11:02 PM (CrY8H)

653 iirc a professor sent a p**n link in an email to her students ... Ctrl-V fail!

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 11:04 PM (CrY8H)

654 That was just painful to watch. She would walk into distance and let herself get hit. She's definitely done in MMA. Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 31, 2016 03:58 AM Yeah, I think so. What was interesting and gives me pause is that Nunes didn't even have to do much in takedown defence... Holm used great TD defence to avoid getting into an arm wrestle with her before smashing her at a range that suited Holm. Nunes didn't even have to do that that... just clobbered her and game over. Rousey's had a year to fix that shit and it looks like she hasn't.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2016 11:05 PM (lmIoG)

655 Sure hope I don't do that. I could get arrested.

Posted by: Barney Frank at December 30, 2016 11:06 PM (rH4JY)

656 Josh Marshall objectifies women. With his hand. Pass it on.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 30, 2016 11:07 PM (EUMr7)

657 remember that time I sent a link to a video about ... yeah it was research.

Posted by: Lisa McElroy at December 30, 2016 11:08 PM (CrY8H)

658 he'll be forgiven by all the right thinking people.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 11:10 PM (CrY8H)

659 If he was researching Russian spying, I woulda liked some Ana Chapman action...

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 30, 2016 11:12 PM (EUMr7)

660 Yeah, I think so. What was interesting and gives me pause is that Nunes didn't even have to do much in takedown defence... Holm used great TD defence to avoid getting into an arm wrestle with her before smashing her at a range that suited Holm. Nunes didn't even have to do that that... just clobbered her and game over. Rousey's had a year to fix that shit and it looks like she hasn't. Posted by: otho at December 31, 2016 04:05 AM (lmIoG) Yeah, I noticed that as well. Rousey made a few perfunctory attempts, but she didn't seem to have any aggression at all.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 30, 2016 11:12 PM (FYrz1)

661 You have to blame the UFC for pumping up Rousey with weekend warriors and avoiding challenges. They saw a potential great white "surgically enhanced" pretty face and used her as their golden goose. She is a horrible striker and cannot denfend herself from strikes, which is half of MMA. She can grapple and has the arm-bar but that's it. The competition finally caught up with her and The UFC. She looked scared to death before the fight. It was over before it started. She refused to defend herself except by blocking punches with her face. The UFC played people by propping her up. They sank to Don King territory with boxing tonight. Dana White knew She. Would get destroyed and so did Rousey hence the 3 million to come back to throw a fight. The talking points and spin was prepared by the UFC and Dana White. She took a dive. And she embaressed herself and Dana White while doing so. Calling not being ready or whatever but if she really wanted to fight after a year for the title, it would not take 3 million plus riipping off companies for endorsements. She ran into 27 punches in 48 seconds and took minimal damage to her surgically altered feminine new face. She walked away with zero press conference before and I doubt she said much if anything afterwards. This fight was 100% about her brand and about Dana White milking her one last time. She destroyed her brand by not even fighting or defending herself. It was embarrassing. Dana White and the UFC should be ashamed of themselves as they own it too. A bad night for competitive sports with that showing.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 11:13 PM (HJEuH)

662 That was quick, it's already in his wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Marshall "On December 30th 2016, Marshall posted a link to a pornhub video on his twitter account. [26]" Was that you Herr Morgenholz? Wasn't me.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 11:14 PM (rH4JY)

663 Not me, but certainly one of our fellow travellers.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 30, 2016 11:16 PM (EUMr7)

664 Im banned from wikipedia for fucking with the AoS entry a couple years back. It was hilarious.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 30, 2016 11:18 PM (EUMr7)

665 Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 31, 2016 04:12 AM (EUMr7) there are topless pictures of her around ... safe search off or so I've heard.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 11:18 PM (CrY8H)

666 *sigh*

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 11:19 PM (EzgxV)

667 In July 2016, Marshall proposed a principle of political analysis, "...if I figured out the stupidest possible scenario that could be reconciled with the available facts and went with it, that almost always turned out to be right,"[25] for which his friend John Scalzi coined the name "Trump's Razor." I think I see how that works: fact: Trump won. scenario: Putin hacked the voting machines. If only journalists would stick to facts and stop trying to come up with "scenarios", stupid or otherwise.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 11:19 PM (rH4JY)

668 I mean I don't think she even trained except to stay in Hollywood shape. She fucked up bad tonight. She acted like somebody who had to be there and who was forced into this. She is through and the UFC needs to go into major damage control after tonight. Something more is at play. I think she never wanted to come back and go Hollywood but was pressured by Dana White, The UFC, her brand, for just one more fight and instead of fighting one last time, it almost comes off like she threw the UFC and Dana White under the bus.... And herself. Very strange looking at events unfold before, during and after.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 11:21 PM (HJEuH)

669 Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2016 04:19 AM (EzgxV) damn it.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 11:21 PM (CrY8H)

670 669 Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2016 04:19 AM (EzgxV)

damn it.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 31, 2016 04:21 AM (CrY8H)



Good to see you.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

671 thanks. good to see you as well. a happy new years to you and yours.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 11:23 PM (CrY8H)

672 Im banned from wikipedia for fucking with the AoS entry a couple years back. It was hilarious. Yes wiki "vandalism" can be amusing, but there's always some pedantic Puritan with that article on a watchlist, who reverts it eventually. Wikipedia has no sense of humor.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 11:23 PM (rH4JY)

673 671 thanks. good to see you as well.

a happy new years to you and yours.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 31, 2016 04:23 AM (CrY8H)


Likewise. IIRC, you were hangin' at the cusp of a bunch of decisions when you were last common on the blog....then you disappeared.....and now you're back. How'd those decisions work out? Successfully, I hope.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 11:26 PM (EzgxV)

674 still working though the issues but I think I have some breathing space. Still employed and look to be for the next few months at least. Enough time to freshen up the resume. Still working on the family issues.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 30, 2016 11:31 PM (CrY8H)

675 I got these small hands. I got a little girl's hands.

Posted by: Raging Rousey at December 30, 2016 11:34 PM (rH4JY)

676 646 Oops... http://tinyurl.com/h3fteru Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 31, 2016 03:36 AM (EUMr7) so he accidentally posted his favorite porn clip or something? Posted by: yankeefifth at December 31, 2016 03:54 AM (cPsPa Oh that made my weekend. Could not have happened to nicer person. I give him credit for leaving the link up there and retweeting it playing it off so he can explain the meaning to us little peope, if that is the strategy here.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 11:36 PM (HJEuH)

677 I mean I don't think she even trained except to stay in Hollywood shape. She fucked up bad tonight. She acted like somebody who had to be there and who was forced into this. She is through and the UFC needs to go into major damage control after tonight. Something more is at play. I think she never wanted to come back and go Hollywood but was pressured by Dana White, The UFC, her brand, for just one more fight and instead of fighting one last time, it almost comes off like she threw the UFC and Dana White under the bus.... And herself. Very strange looking at events unfold before, during and after. Posted by: Pepe at December 31, 2016 04:21 AM Yeah, I think the Holm fight broke her. Dunno if she threw it... perhaps. But, it certainly looks like her heart's not in it anymore... she knows the opposition has figured her out and either she is incapable of adapting or she couldn't be arsed. I would have thought she'd have spent the year training in defence from strikers with men... big men. Apparently not.

Posted by: otho at December 30, 2016 11:36 PM (lmIoG)

678 674 still working though the issues but I think I have some breathing space.

Still employed and look to be for the next few months at least. Enough time to freshen up the resume. Still working on the family issues.

Posted by: rich@gmu at December 31, 2016 04:31 AM (CrY8H)


Good to hear from you. I'd be more witty and charming if I weren't conking out. Glad to see you back in the Horde with "active" status.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 11:36 PM (EzgxV)

679 *zonk*

Posted by: cthulhu at December 30, 2016 11:38 PM (EzgxV)

680 I wonder if Marshall's wife even cares about his porn habits? Maybe they are "progressive" there too. Swingers.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 30, 2016 11:40 PM (rH4JY)

681 Zonk? The world has to keep moving, be back in a bit. Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2016 11:45 PM (5sOEp)

682 >> I wonder if Marshall's wife even cares about his porn habits? Those socks don't wash themselves.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 30, 2016 11:51 PM (EUMr7)

683 I wonder if Marshall's wife even cares about his porn habits? Maybe they are "progressive" there too. Swingers. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2016 04:40 AM (rH4JY) Probably not. She's probably just glad he's not sweatily grunting on top of her for three minutes each week.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 30, 2016 11:54 PM (FYrz1)

684 Yeah, I think the Holm fight broke her. Dunno if she threw it... perhaps. But, it certainly looks like her heart's not in it anymore... she knows the opposition has figured her out and either she is incapable of adapting or she couldn't be arsed. I would have thought she'd have spent the year training in defence from strikers with men... big men. Apparently not. Posted by: otho at December 31, 2016 04:36 AM (lmIoG) If I recall correctly she has been throwing out signals for over a year that she ultimately wants kids and to live on a ranch. Well after tonight she best invest that money and forget about Hollywood and the diva lifestyle. If she needs a sperm dinar I ready to go at a moments notice. Her face has had some quality work on it And nothing was damaged tonight. Hope she finds peace with being a mom and a wife. The UFC has major damage control to perform.

Posted by: Pepe at December 30, 2016 11:56 PM (HJEuH)

685 Oops... http://tinyurl.com/h3fteru Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 31, 2016 03:36 AM (EUMr7) We have carefully analyzed the lesbian porn and, upon seeing the obvious sophistication of the tweet and knowing that none but a state actor could have possibly hacked Josh Marshall's twitter feed in this manner ... we have come to the conclusion that this was, undoubtedly, the job of Russian hackers - GRIZZLY STEPPE, in spy terms ... but you lay people wouldn't understand that - and we are positive that Vladimir Putin ordered this hack attack on Josh Marshall.

Posted by: The FBI at December 31, 2016 12:14 AM (zc3Db)

686 Morning all. The dogs always looked forward to castration day on the farm. Banding took all the fun out of it for them.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 31, 2016 12:33 AM (G5rQh)

687 685 Oops... http://tinyurl.com/h3fteru Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 31, 2016 03:36 AM (EUMr7) We have carefully analyzed the lesbian porn and, upon seeing the obvious sophistication of the tweet and knowing that none but a state actor could have possibly hacked Josh Marshall's twitter feed in this manner ... we have come to the conclusion that this was, undoubtedly, the job of Russian hackers - GRIZZLY STEPPE, in spy terms ... but you lay people wouldn't understand that - and we are positive that Vladimir Putin ordered this hack attack on Josh Marshall. Posted by: The FBI at December 31, 2016 05:14 AM (zc3Db) It is probably more code language from a journalist to a scource to make contact with him. I don't know why Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel would not work but I'm not a genius journolist like John.

Posted by: Pepe at December 31, 2016 12:35 AM (HJEuH)

688 LMFAO!! LOOK at the date Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 15 Nov 15 Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten - not a nice person!

Posted by: Pepe at December 31, 2016 12:44 AM (HJEuH)

689 Back, passed the deer heard both directions

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2016 12:49 AM (5sOEp)

690 Morning Horde.

Posted by: Golfman at December 31, 2016 12:56 AM (48QDY)

691 McCain- Doing the job Killary didn't get to do. Obnoxious ass.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 31, 2016 01:00 AM (G5rQh)

692 Brought back donuts, waiting for the coffee

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2016 01:02 AM (5sOEp)

693 692 Brought back donuts, waiting for the coffee Posted by: Skip -------------- Well that was awfully nice of you. I'll have that maple glazed one...

Posted by: Chi at December 31, 2016 01:13 AM (JYDLV)

694 If I were running the inauguration, I'd have Times Square-style big screens all over D.C. counting down to 12 noon, January 20th. And then shoot off Hillary's cancelled NYC fireworks at the moment of truth.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 31, 2016 01:13 AM (/28sZ)

695 Brought back donuts, waiting for the coffee Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2016 06:02 AM (5sOEp) I'm having a couple of Pepperidge Farms holiday lemon cookies. Not bad. Tastes like lemon, though I'm sure the 'lemon' is a chemical formula longer than all but an expert could decipher. But dammit, they taste like lemon. I hate lemon cookies that only contain 'LEMON' on the package label.

Posted by: RickZ at December 31, 2016 01:17 AM (91AeI)

696 Looks like Krack is late this morning.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:19 AM (mpXpK)

697 How are we all going to be still up in 16 1/2 hrs ?

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2016 01:24 AM (5sOEp)

698 697 How are we all going to be still up in 16 1/2 hrs ? ............. Good question. I've been up since 0330, thinking of taking a nap already!

Posted by: Molly k. at December 31, 2016 01:26 AM (9H4KE)

699 I know if I post morning links here someone will come in and put up a thread and stomp on them.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:26 AM (mpXpK)

700 Read the side bar on the USS Gabby, that crap makes my head spin, 20 days to go.

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2016 01:28 AM (5sOEp)

701 Great ONT, MisHum. That Alexa story is fascinating, and why I always put my phone away and tried my best to keep Windows from loading Cortana on my computer (it did it, anyway, during some update). I'm not sure if I will ever be comfortable with an Alexa or Echo, no matter how convenient.

Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2016 01:33 AM (uaHyk)

702 Well may as well go:

Good Morning Morons. Today is Saturday, December 31, 2016.  On this day in 1983 the AT&T Bell System was broken up by the United States Government.  The company had been operating for a long time as a "Regulated Monopoly" much like the electric companies.  This was one of those cases where it wasn't broken and it did not need fixing. The case was brought by Nixon's DOJ.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:33 AM (mpXpK)

703 "Experts" say Obama's response to the Russians doesn't go far enough.   I think we are seeing two issues here.  One is the outright lie that Russian "hacking" was responsible for the Trump win in November.  And number two, Russia has actually been conducting a large spying operation in the US.  But I have think that has been going on for a long time.  


http://fxn.ws/2hCcSfL

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:34 AM (mpXpK)

704 For the first time since WWII this week there will no US carrier group operating at sea anywhere in the world.  Welcome to the Obama Navy.


http://fxn.ws/2hUd4Vh

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:34 AM (mpXpK)

705 Todd Starnes calls 2016 the "year of the deplorables".  He derides Scankles and Obama's abuse of America as a nation.


http://fxn.ws/2hBgRcm

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:34 AM (mpXpK)

706 The Democrat governor elect who won by dubious "found ballots" is suing because the State Legislature passed a law which removed his power to control State election boards before he enters office.  The case may be political but I see no grounds for his lawsuit.  But that doesn't really mean anything in court anymore.


http://fxn.ws/2iO5rQs

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:34 AM (mpXpK)

707 Latest on the BS Obama generated feud with Russia.


http://apne.ws/2hy7yXL

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:35 AM (mpXpK)

708 A Mexican illegal who had been deported 19 times previously is charged with raping a 13 year old girl on a bus in the US. Why are we putting up with shit like this?  Answer, Democrats and Obama.


http://bit.ly/2igSPUN

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:35 AM (mpXpK)

709 Three RINOs are joining the Democrats to fight Trump over deportation of illegals.  And yes, they are part of the same RINO SOBs who have been around for a long time and we can not seem to get rid of.


http://bloom.bg/2hzkL5B

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:35 AM (mpXpK)

710 Obama has his goons rushing to fill all open federal vacancies before Trump takes office to get around his promised hiring freeze.


http://wapo.st/2hVCUZ8

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:35 AM (mpXpK)

711 The EPA is about to order two cities in AK to halt their resident's from burning wood to keep from freezing.  AK should tell the EPA to piss up a rope.  Actually Trump should just fire them all and not replace them.


http://bit.ly/2irIh5H


That's it for today folks.   Not much out there.  Looks like everyone is off until Jan 2.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:36 AM (mpXpK)

712 697 How are we all going to be still up in 16 1/2 hrs ? Easy. I'll be at work. I'll go to bed about 8 this morning. Maybe I'll even sleep longer than 3 hours.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 31, 2016 01:36 AM (ZzZuq)

713 Krack up now

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 01:40 AM (mpXpK)

714 I'll most likely be asleep come midnight. No reason not to be.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2016 01:40 AM (gJ3Vg)

715 Nood.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2016 01:41 AM (DrCtv)

716 710 Obama has his goons rushing to fill all open federal vacancies before Trump takes office to get around his promised hiring freeze.
Those jobs are only safe till Jan 20, are they not? What positions can be filled by Obama can be unfilled by Trump?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 31, 2016 01:41 AM (ZzZuq)

717 And Happy NYE, everyone! Tonight my family will macabrely bond as we select our stiffs-to-be for the Lee Atwater Invitational. I wasn't in the mood last year, and my husband only got 3 correct - Abe, Nancy & Zsa Zsa - (so far...who knows what the day will bring). But 2016 was a wacky year, by all accounts, with weird, unexpected deaths such as: George Michael, 53 Trying to narrow down cause of death. Possibilities: - Boom boom in heart - Jitterbug in brain - Hanging like Yo Yo - Years of drug use and driving under the influence Has to be one of those. Nope, no sentimentality over there.

Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2016 02:04 AM (uaHyk)

718 On this day in 1983 the ATT Bell System was broken up by the United States Government. The company had been operating for a long time as a "Regulated Monopoly" much like the electric companies. This was one of those cases where it wasn't broken and it did not need fixing. The case was brought by Nixon's DOJ. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 06:33 AM (mpXpK) Breaking up AT+T was the right thing to do. It benefited everyone - most of all AT+T, which was then allowed to compete in many fields that it had been leading in research for years - and allowed others into the phone space.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 31, 2016 02:09 AM (zc3Db)

719 Oh, shit, I've been on vacation and lost track of what day it was, sorry CDR M. I should have known by the jets!

Posted by: Gem at December 31, 2016 02:09 AM (uaHyk)

720 "Experts" say Obama's response to the Russians doesn't go far enough. I think we are seeing two issues here. I wouldn't even give those hacks the respect of sarcastic quotes. One is the outright lie that Russian "hacking" was responsible for the Trump win in November. Yeah ... that was just a sad joke. And no one believes it. Not even the dem imbeciles. And number two, Russia has actually been conducting a large spying operation in the US. But I have think that has been going on for a long time. http://fxn.ws/2hCcSfL Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2016 06:34 AM (mpXpK) That's certainly true ... but it's probably not even a quarter the size of the Chinese operation.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 31, 2016 02:12 AM (zc3Db)

721 "M1 Garand. One of these days I'll get one." Beware, they are like potato chips, you can't have just one. Not that that is a bad thing...

Posted by: tonyc at December 31, 2016 03:06 AM (G89X4)

722 I have a M1 Garand. Even if I miss every shot the en bloc clip's ejection ping makes it fun.

Posted by: SchlongStrong at December 31, 2016 04:01 AM (V89ie)

723 At the service academies, they used to give you M1's to march with. You had to learn how to take it apart and put it together within 60 seconds. I don't know when they switched, but now cadets march with rubber rifles.....

Posted by: @pointsnfigures at December 31, 2016 05:10 AM (Cgudb)

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