October 31, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (31 Oct 2015)
— CDR M

Happy Halloween morons! Don't forget to adjust your clocks back an hour tonight as daylight saving time ends. Or do it in the morning. Or just leave it flashing 12:00. Whatever floats your boat.

Here's an interactive graphic about daylight saving. Wut?

Teen shoppers can get drunk without ID on CVS homeopathic laxative. Do they teach risk vs reward anymore? So one can get drunk but then has to sit on the toilet all night? Genius.

MI6

James Bond lacks the "emotional intelligence" to get a job as a real life spy.

News Bloopers

The Border

Gee, I wonder why they'd think that. Immigrants caught at border believe families can stay in the US and get free benefits. I think the reporter cut out the part where they say they get all this and more as long as they vote democrat.

Lost Star Wars Car

GGE probably has it hidden in his garage. Anyone know where this lost Star Wars car is or what happened to it?

Pumpkin Videos

Thermite Pumpkins

Pumpkin Beer Cooler

Ship Names

Well these names are better than Gabby Giffords and Cesar Chavez. 4 new destroyers honors American heroes from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Lifestyle

Yeah, I can't do what this guy does. Giving up plastic forks, new clothes and even toilet paper for an exercise in conservation.

Five months into the experiment, after some initial reservations, I gave up toilet paper. Now I do things the way hundreds of millions (including my extended family) in India do - with water and my left hand.

Creepy Stuff

Americans invent some creepy stuff.

Cat Video

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1 And here we are, one hour later than it will be in a while.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 04:58 PM (TEpA2)

2 Happy ONTween!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 04:59 PM (jR7Wy)

3 Unless you're in Arizona, parts of Indiana, and Saskatchewan.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 04:59 PM (TEpA2)

4 BOO!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:00 PM (vsbNu)

5 It's me and Eris.  Heaven help us all.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:00 PM (TEpA2)

6 Happy Halloween nightwalkers!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:01 PM (KB6If)

7 Don't laugh about the car clock.  Mercedes clocks are suppose to automatically reset to the right time.  About a third of them don't and the only fix is to take it to the dealer. My mother in laws has to go every year, twice.




Right "The Best or Nothing".  Bull shit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2015 05:02 PM (jJRIy)

8 And why quaff drug store laxative to get drunk? Can't these teens raid their parents' liquor cabinets like normal teens?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:03 PM (jR7Wy)

9 Don't forget to play some De-Animator on Halloween night!

http://www.de-animator.com/

Posted by: unofficial AoSHQ flash game from back when at October 31, 2015 05:03 PM (DCPtp)

10 Right "The Best or Nothing". Bull shit. Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2015 10:02 PM (jJRIy) ****** Which is why I drive an '11 Crown Vic. 2 button pushes and done for 6 months.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:04 PM (gdiBW)

11 3 Unless you're in Arizona, parts of Indiana, and Saskatchewan. Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 09:59 PM (TEpA2) --And Hawaii.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:04 PM (vsbNu)

12 Classic Pink Panther Halloween: "Pink Panic" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzriJpYiGjw "Pink Plasma" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_rfja8KTLw Both are hilarious. Bluh! Bluh!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:04 PM (vsbNu)

13 Alas, the Leftorium didn't think of this guy.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:05 PM (TEpA2)

14 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz! Feliz Halloween!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 05:06 PM (EzgxV)

15 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz! Feliz Halloween!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 10:06 PM (EzgxV)



A little girl wished me a Happy Trick or Treat.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:07 PM (TEpA2)

16 Halloween falls on a Caturday. No black kitteh pic?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:08 PM (vsbNu)

17 The best Halloween music is from Midnight Syndicate.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:08 PM (JqEq4)

18 Oooh, thermite! Hmmm.... I'm making an effigy for a Guy Fawkes party and need to stuff it with something that makes a pretty show (apart from the lovely paper/fire interface itself). What's a nice, safe incendiary?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:08 PM (jR7Wy)

19 What. The. Fuck. I just had a group of college students try to trick or treat at my house. I went NO. You have any actual children with you? No? Sorry it's for little kids.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 05:08 PM (Vm8WO)

20 Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 10:07 PM (TEpA2) Awwwww....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:08 PM (JqEq4)

21 I played my Electric Hellfire Club record tonight. Gotta listen to "Bela Lugosi's Dead" or it isn't Halloween.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:09 PM (jR7Wy)

22 Mostly willowed from the last thread. Just turned the lights out. Been hanging out at Mom's, drinking wine, watching base-a-ball on her big screen, and passing out bags of candy to (mostly) little gremlins and princesses. Best Hallowe'en I've had in a long time. The "car clock" kid poster? Yeah, me too. Finally!

Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 05:10 PM (Dqfn9)

23 Same crap, the Mets are not built to win close games.

Mets need more runs or they are losing this game.

Posted by: Kreplach at October 31, 2015 05:10 PM (WVvzl)

24 What's a nice, safe incendiary? Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 10:08 PM (jR7Wy) --Cured hobo sinews

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:10 PM (vsbNu)

25 Hey mindful, how ya been?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:10 PM (JqEq4)

26 Oh, and starz actually ran the first episode of Ash vs the Evil Dead last night. You can all catch it tonight, it was teh awesome!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 05:11 PM (Vm8WO)

27 Happy Halloween! I got some test results back from the doctor today. My good cholesterol is half what it should be so I have to start taking Niacin. Love this old age stuff. Love, love, love it.

Posted by: ALH at October 31, 2015 05:12 PM (Z56vq)

28 test

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2015 05:12 PM (MQEz6)

29 Mets 3 Royals 2

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:13 PM (vsbNu)

30 Woot woot ONT A good one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:14 PM (UiGnh)

31 Torii Hunter's son is a good football player.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:14 PM (vsbNu)

32 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at October 31, 2015 05:14 PM (bfpzm)

33 Happy Halloween. Was going to go out but caught a cold so I'm watching tv insteAd. Hope everyone had fun

Posted by: Lea at October 31, 2015 05:14 PM (vmMMi)

34 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2015 05:14 PM (KCxzN)

35 Does Ernst Stavro Blofeld lack the Clintonian connections to get a job as a real-life supervillain with a hollowed-out volcano as a lair?

Posted by: fiction at October 31, 2015 05:15 PM (DCPtp)

36 Mercedes...pffft.  Granddad said:  "Owning a Mercedes is like having the chickenpox-- you'll only do it once."

Guess his experience wasn't so great?  Lol.

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at October 31, 2015 05:16 PM (044Fx)

37 Tammy al-Thor: Hey mindful, how ya been? Been busy, but can't recall why. Don't get to the ONT much, mostly hanging out in the morning. Thanks for asking. How's yourself? Nice to "see" you.

Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 05:17 PM (Dqfn9)

38 Good game between the Wolverines & Golden Rodents

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:17 PM (UiGnh)

39 Remember that idiot woman who said we should have Daylight Savings Time all year round so the plants could one hour more sun?

   I bet her kid has peanut allergies.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at October 31, 2015 05:17 PM (dvuhZ)

40 Happy ONT, all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 05:17 PM (AgHOl)

41 What. The. Fuck. I just had a group of college students try to trick or treat at my house. I went NO. You have any actual children with you? No? Sorry it's for little kids. Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 10:08 PM (Vm8WO) ****** Maybe they heard a rumor about cupcakes on the Interwebz?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:18 PM (gdiBW)

42 Great googly moogly this is an early ONT.

Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 05:18 PM (c+gwp)

43 39 Good game between the Wolverines & Golden Rodents Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 10:17 PM (UiGnh) --They've been going back and forth all night.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:18 PM (vsbNu)

44 I had a contrarian uncle who absolutely refused to go on Daylight Time. He thought was some conspiracy to fool him into going to work one hour earlier, and he wasn't going to play.

    He had to remember to do everything one hour earlier, and preferred that to setting the clock.

 As I get older, I think those genes are asserting themselves in me.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at October 31, 2015 05:19 PM (dvuhZ)

45 Dresses up as a mountain and a tree http://tinyurl.com/p8h75rg

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:20 PM (gmP76)

46 17. You blind logprof? There is a black cat in the video.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 31, 2015 05:20 PM (iA/+T)

47 GGE would not have such a proto-rice racer in his garage.

Has anyone checked that "Number One" from Real Genius to see if Laslo won it?  Or failing that George Lucas himself since he was a motor-head?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 05:20 PM (fD00r)

48 Evening everyone, happy Halloween and dowsing.

Posted by: dartist at October 31, 2015 05:20 PM (kDYa9)

49 Trick or treat! Smell my feet! (When you return to non-malodorous consciousness) Give me something good to eat!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 05:20 PM (ntObR)

50 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 05:21 PM (ntObR)

51 Nice little Irish lass sings appropriate song for tonight.


We Are the Fallen -- Samhain ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGGBSL0jJ50 )


live version ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-CHMcswH9I )

Posted by: Sam Hain at October 31, 2015 05:21 PM (eteeV)

52 Only adultish folks at the door tonight were three kids from Oral Roberts Univ., asking for canned goods for whatever. Sorry, we said, Mom gave to the church. (True!) I should've called them on smelling like cigarettes. (Well, at least they were off-campus.)

Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 05:21 PM (Dqfn9)

53 47 17. You blind logprof? There is a black cat in the video. Posted by: PaleRider at October 31, 2015 10:20 PM (iA/+T) --I mean a pic. Usually on Caturday there's a pic at the top of the post.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:21 PM (vsbNu)

54 I hunger.

Posted by: The Barrel at October 31, 2015 05:22 PM (vsbNu)

55 Oh, and I have my super-creepy Halloween story of the year: I bought Meghan Trainor's album today. [cue spooky music *here*]

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 05:22 PM (ntObR)

56 --Cured hobo sinews Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 10:10 PM (vsbNu) --- I use them to string my Stradivarius *plays "King of the Road"*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:22 PM (jR7Wy)

57 Halloween falls on a Caturday. No black kitteh pic?
Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 10:08 PM (vsbNu)


Ooh, or Ertha Kitt?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 05:22 PM (3pRHP)

58 Patented shark protection suit Wow sharknado has met its match

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:23 PM (ZZgPW)

59 Hi all
our students blew up some pumpkins on Friday, it was fun

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:23 PM (uZNvH)

60 Trailers for sale or rent Rooms to let, 50 cents...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 05:23 PM (ntObR)

61 Great googly moogly

I always wanted to say that, dammit John Barleycorn.

Posted by: dartist at October 31, 2015 05:23 PM (kDYa9)

62 Gem: Great googly moogly this is an early ONT. And it would've been 9pm if this was tomorrow! Extra points for the FZ ref.

Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 05:23 PM (Dqfn9)

63 45 Oh Lord, I'm becoming that man. Part of the reason we bought a farm and moved to the county was because I was tired of telling "What the f is wrong with you people?"so often. Now I yell "damn pigs," but I feel better about that because it's ok that pigs are stupid.

Posted by: traye at October 31, 2015 05:24 PM (Onvc5)

64 Sailors for rail or tent...

Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 05:25 PM (Dqfn9)

65 Hi all
our students blew up some pumpkins on Friday, it was fun

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 10:23 PM (uZNvH)



Was chemistry involved?

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:26 PM (TEpA2)

66
Was chemistry involved?

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 10:26 PM (TEpA2)


Yup, one was with Thermite like in the video, one was with a methane/air mixture, one was with guncotton

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:27 PM (uZNvH)

67 TCM showing Night of the Demon.

And pretty sure All Hail Eris had tongue firmly in cheek on using 'safe' and incendiary in the same sentence.

No kids, kidlets, or even ghouls at the casa due to it raining all day.

Even in the far anime future, they celebrate Halloween.  Sort of.  Manga Ent dub which is a more liberal dubbing.
https://youtu.be/jQAxQi7-9XM

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 05:27 PM (fD00r)

68 C4 sounds chemistry like to me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:27 PM (VROg+)

69 Actual sign at a garage here in Lakewood: "Pumpkin Spice Oil Changes Are Back"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 05:28 PM (ntObR)

70 umm yeah but we wanted to stick with legal methods

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:28 PM (uZNvH)

71 "Don't forget to adjust your clocks back an hour tonight as daylight saving time ends."

Phew!  I thought you were saying that time was ending.  Ending daylight saving time is much better than that.

Posted by: Kevin at October 31, 2015 05:28 PM (KLH0w)

72 Yup, one was with Thermite like in the video, one was with a methane/air mixture, one was with guncotton

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 10:27 PM (uZNvH)



If I could, I'd audit one of your classes.



Now that I have King of the Road going through my head...

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:29 PM (TEpA2)

73 Standard time is now only 4.5 months of the year. I think we should just say "we are Muricans and like to sleep in so we're having our clocks forward all year round" I like having light to wake me up but I have flexible hours and would deal. I know a lot of folks with set work hours would like more light later in their days and a lot of people just hate the switching back and forth.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 31, 2015 05:29 PM (iA/+T)

74 What's a nice, safe incendiary?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 10:08 PM (jR7Wy)


Don't use ANFO or Cheddite.  Not that I think you would, but the whole point is to NOT go up like a cellar stuffed with powder and iron bars.

Road flares?  They can be chopped up nicely and put into old nylons or socks, and you might want to experiment to make sure they ignite.  You might get those life-boat matches as initiators if the stuffing going up won't ignite it easily.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 05:29 PM (3pRHP)

75 17 Halloween falls on a Caturday. No black kitteh pic? Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 10:08 PM (vsbNu) As my old pappy used to tell me, "some folks would bitch if they were hung with a new rope."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 05:29 PM (EzgxV)

76 I know we should all be reading The Hound of the Baskervilles to do our book report tomorrow but let's eat candies instead!

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 05:30 PM (HbSdt)

77 Hey Vendette, it's 3 on 3 in OT hockey this year right? I think I like it but wish they'd leave the damn rules alone. I like old hockey.

Posted by: dartist at October 31, 2015 05:31 PM (kDYa9)

78 28 Happy Halloween! I got some test results back from the doctor today. My good cholesterol is half what it should be so I have to start taking Niacin. Love this old age stuff. Love, love, love it. Posted by: ALH at October 31, 2015 10:12 PM (Z56vq) Read @76 and consider the alternative.....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 05:31 PM (EzgxV)

79 Yay Rodents!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:32 PM (2zd9l)

80 As my old pappy used to tell me, "some folks would bitch if they were hung with a new rope." Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 10:29 PM (EzgxV) ***** I thought that phrase was "used rope"?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:32 PM (gdiBW)

81 Oh yuck, they actually showed Bill Maher and Michael Moore at the WS game tonight

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:32 PM (uZNvH)

82 Simple rule: you can trick-or-treat up to 12 years old. Older than 12, you have to find a little kid to "escort." And if you can drive, legally drink, or know friends with booze, no trick-or-treating. Them's the rules. I didn't make 'em up, I just enforce 'em. (The official Rules of Halloween were devised back in 1963 by a committee consisting of Bobby "Boris" Pickett, Vampira, William Gaines, and William Castle.)

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 31, 2015 05:32 PM (VvMUk)

83 43 Great googly moogly this is an early ONT. Posted by: Gem at October 31, 2015 10:18 PM (c+gwp) One thing about military ONT's, they run on time.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 05:33 PM (EzgxV)

84 Hey Vendette, it's 3 on 3 in OT hockey this year right? I think I like it but wish they'd leave the damn rules alone. I like old hockey.

Posted by: dartist at October 31, 2015 10:31 PM (kDYa9)



It is.  They really don't want the shootout. Of course, it will go away in the playoffs.



As for old hockey, I remember the two-line pass offside.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:33 PM (TEpA2)

85 Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 10:29 PM (3pRHP) --- Road flares....nice! So I can stuff a cardboard "keg" with newspapers and a couple socks full of flare innards, and nobody's gonna die, right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:33 PM (jR7Wy)

86 What. The. Fuck. I just had a group of college students try to trick or treat at my house. I went NO. You have any actual children with you? No? Sorry it's for little kids. Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy Did they bother to put on any make-up or any other costumey type stuff? I gave up giving out stuff after I had regularly dressed teens come by with pillow cases and didn't even bother to say thanks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2015 05:33 PM (FkBIv)

87 Morons, every one of them.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/selection-du-weekend-164-16.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 05:33 PM (fD00r)

88 Simple rule: you can trick-or-treat up to 12 years old. Older than 12, you have to find a little kid to "escort."

And if you can drive, legally drink, or know friends with booze, no trick-or-treating.


Yeah, last year I didn't turn off my porch light soon enough, and so when it was late a bunch of highschool students stopped by and cleaned out the rest of my candy obnoxiously, oh well

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:34 PM (uZNvH)

89 Evening Horde

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 05:34 PM (xInes)

90 All I know is the Jets won tonight. Go Jets go!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:34 PM (vsbNu)

91 Stupid rodents

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:34 PM (8PcKC)

92 PaleRider: "we are Muricans and like to sleep in so we're having our clocks forward all year round" Uhhhmmmmmm... Howzabout we just keep the clocks year-round where at Noon the sun is straight overhead, as God and the sundial intended, and you can sleep or work or whatever when you feel like it? Too obvious?

Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 05:34 PM (Dqfn9)

93 Sorry, just been watching "The Hunt for Red October."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 05:35 PM (AgHOl)

94 Do like I've done the last two years; don't reset all your clocks.

I leave them on "normal" time. I set my bedroom alarm clock and my computer has the "real" time.

That's. It.

Then whenever I see a clock elsewhere, I automatically added an hour and if in doubt or mission critical I checked my computer or the designated "real" time.

After 66 years of that bullshit, I finally said "why?" I'm not stupid, I can remember what time of the year it is and add an hour or not.

Anybody that plays this game they've got going is just getting their head messed up for no useful purpose.

If you can't bring yourself to rebel against changing clock settings, how you going to keep those liberal A'holes from confiscating your guns?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2015 05:35 PM (Xo1Rt)

95 Cured hobo sinews Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 10:10 PM (vsbNu) --- I use them to string my Stradivarius *plays "King of the Road"* Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 10:22 PM (jR7Wy) did that occur after you played, 'hit the road jack'?

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:36 PM (gwDMH)

96 8 And why quaff drug store laxative to get drunk? Can't these teens raid their parents' liquor cabinets like normal teens? Posted by: All Hail Eris --------------------- I know, right or an older brother? I was buying beer at 17, but I probably looked 13 at the time. I would into this little neighboring hood grocery 3 times per week, every week. Of course, they laughed me away each time. After a couple months of this, one night I walked out with two sixes of Moosehead. I guess they either got tired of me trying, appreciated my persistence, or just recognized me & thought "I've been selling this guy Moosehead for months now..." My evil plan had finally worked. And I was a hero among the guys. I never had to pay after that night. Happy Halloween, Horde.

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 05:36 PM (/QyKy)

97 Bill Maher and Michael Moore are sitting together at the WS rooting for the Mets?Well,crap, now I really hope KC wins.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 05:36 PM (P8951)

98 So, there's a thing on Twitter, #FridayFiction. A subject is given, and anyone who wants to participate writes a 100 word story on the subject. This week I tried my hand at it. The subject was, obviously, Halloween, and they gave a a picture of the harvest moon (at link) for inspiration. Here's what I wrote, I would appreciate it if any of y'all could let me know what you think. Won't take but a sec, it's only 100 words long.

http://tinyurl.com/oxa2xv6

Posted by: Weirddave at October 31, 2015 05:37 PM (7PWSU)

99 Maher + More, isn't that like a SMOD magnet of smiting? 

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 05:37 PM (fD00r)

100 94 Sorry, just been watching "The Hunt for Red October."


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 10:35 PM (AgHOl)


I had it on in bedroom and forgot about it when I started watching WS.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2015 05:37 PM (jJRIy)

101 Wasn't the original purpose of DST to "save energy"? The theory was that in the summer, when the days were longer, you would shift the awake time an hour earlier and go to bed one hour earlier, and thus have less time with the need for lights on.

   I think I remember reading that the effect doesn't happen, and there are no energy savings whatsoever.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at October 31, 2015 05:37 PM (dvuhZ)

102 excellent movie Ricardo, i'm just starting The woman in black.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:38 PM (gwDMH)

103 Moosehead? Classy. At that age my mantra was quanity not quality

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:38 PM (ZZgPW)

104 Well these names are better than Gabby Giffords and Cesar Chavez. 4 new destroyers honors American heroes from Afghanistan and Iraq.



USS Muslim Killer I-IV works for me.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 05:38 PM (oKE6c)

105 Shucky-Ducky!

Posted by: Flava Cain at October 31, 2015 05:38 PM (WagGr)

106 3-1-5.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 05:38 PM (AgHOl)

107 Why mess with the clocks? Have the Commissar force workers to report an hour earlier for work.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 05:38 PM (p9ACE)

108 I should add that I do this in the Spring when the change forward is mandated.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2015 05:39 PM (Xo1Rt)

109 The U.S.S. Bergdahl?

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 05:39 PM (p9ACE)

110 As for old hockey, I remember the two-line pass offside.

Yep, and that it went to skill, more like Olympic hockey than just beating the shit out of each other. It was brutal enough without helmets and masks.

Posted by: dartist at October 31, 2015 05:39 PM (kDYa9)

111 Bounced off our hull.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 05:40 PM (AgHOl)

112 98 Bill Maher and Michael Moore are sitting together at the WS rooting for the Mets?Well,crap, now I really hope KC wins.
Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 10:36 PM (P8951)



That, and a blistering foul ball ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 05:40 PM (oKE6c)

113 72 "Don't forget to adjust your clocks back an hour tonight as daylight saving time ends." Phew! I thought you were saying that time was ending. Ending daylight saving time is much better than that. Posted by: Kevin at October 31, 2015 10:28 PM (KLH0w) Wait, what?!?

Posted by: Doctor Who at October 31, 2015 05:40 PM (EzgxV)

114 Interesting read, Dave. Needs more room to be fleshed out I think. Definitely sets a tone.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at October 31, 2015 05:40 PM (ZY2zO)

115 Road flares....nice! So I can stuff a cardboard "keg" with newspapers and a couple socks full of flare innards, and nobody's gonna die, right?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 10:33 PM (jR7Wy)


Everyone dies, honey.  Just, not at your own party. Please.

Actually I would try some cannon fuse also, you can make sure to ignite your flare compound at the main flare of burning instead of waiting for it to burn into coals and igniting .  But that is me. 

And I am listening to Bauhaus right now, and reliving my Freshman year in high school.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 05:40 PM (3pRHP)

116 Also, Gingy, Little and I had a lovely evening at Village Idiot's Apprentice's house. Little went trick or treating with little VIA, and Gingy and Ms. VIA drank wine. I dressed as an innocent Israeli (pic at link).

https://twitter.com/Weirddave0/status/660613184634675200/photo/1

Posted by: Weirddave at October 31, 2015 05:41 PM (7PWSU)

117 USS Oinker, USS Bacon, USS Banger, and USS Pork Chop?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 05:41 PM (fD00r)

118 Nobody knows really why we do this. Ask ten people and you'll get ten answers.

That should tell you how useful this is. We're screwing up our sleep patterns for no real reason just that that's what we've done for the last 100 years or so.

Dumb.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2015 05:41 PM (Xo1Rt)

119 I think I remember reading that the effect doesn't happen, and there are no energy savings whatsoever. Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at October 31, 2015 10:37 PM (dvuhZ) ****** This was the best the geniuses in the Republican majority could come up with for energy savings during their 04-06 running of the table.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:41 PM (gdiBW)

120 Posted by: Weirddave at October 31, 2015 10:37 PM (7PWSU) It gave me the creeps and I don't even understand it, so I'd say you got a winner there, bubs.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:41 PM (JqEq4)

121 Anyone following what is happening in NM with the DL's (driver Licenses)? Apparently the federal government has voided using a NM DL as ID ( to purchase firearms etc.) due to the fact so many were issued to illegals. Passports are no good because they only establish citizenship and don't have your address on them. Although that didn't stop people from overwhelming the Post Offices in NM with passport applications to the point that as of today NM Post Offices are no longer accepting passport applications. Giving illegals DL's, who thought that wouldn't end up in a FUBAR clusterfuck ?

Posted by: The Walking Dude at October 31, 2015 05:41 PM (RTbK8)

122 Blues & Wild OT my first 3 on 3 game Should be interesting

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:42 PM (VROg+)

123 Boy there are some cranky tentacles tonight. The Celtic spooks horning in on your action?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 05:42 PM (Vm8WO)

124 Don't forget to adjust your clocks back an hour tonight as daylight saving time ends CDR M not the boss of me. and thank you for making the ont tonight.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:42 PM (gwDMH)

125 Just popping in before collapsing onto the inflatable mattress after another round of vacating the old house and filling the new one with all my crap. Moving sucks, and it sucks more when you're doing it by yourself. Re: Ship names. Here's another guy appropriately getting a ship named after him that I threw this in comments a week or so ago: http://tinyurl.com/opy5fu5

Posted by: Country Singer at October 31, 2015 05:42 PM (GUBah)

126 Did we really name a ship after Giffords just because she got shot in the noggin?

Posted by: Tronald Dump at October 31, 2015 05:42 PM (u9UgT)

127 Interesting read, Dave. Needs more room to be fleshed out I think. Definitely sets a tone.

Thanks, but I'm limited by the format. 100 words, no more, no less. Hard to flesh out a lot in 100 words.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 31, 2015 05:43 PM (7PWSU)

128 Only the US Gubmint would believe you can cut a foot from the top of the blanket, and sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 05:43 PM (xInes)

129 Posted by: Weirddave at October 31, 2015 10:41 PM (7PWSU) Epic.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:43 PM (JqEq4)

130 "Anyone following what is happening in NM with the DL's (driver Licenses)? " If it is anything like CA, the DL says "not documented", right on it. Which means that the state of CA is officially in the business of producing counterfeit DLs.

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2015 05:43 PM (ETxiG)

131 Oh and Happy Halloween.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at October 31, 2015 05:44 PM (RTbK8)

132 The original purpose of DST was to save on whale oil for lighting. So, we need to keep doing it because. We did it, made it through this year: The mantle clock, the microwave, the cars, the coffeemaker - didn't reset them. (Last year, it was just my truck.) Simple enough to look at the cell or computers or anybody else's clock for DSTime. Also amusing when people were at our house, had to leave by some time, and didn't remember our... quirkiness. Milady says she wouldn't want to do it again next year, though. Too much remembering to adjust. So, REPEAL DST!

Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 05:44 PM (Dqfn9)

133 wow Tammy_Bebe_ Eris_ Vendette on one thread! sheesh i feel maybe life isn't so chtty after all.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:44 PM (gwDMH)

134 81 As my old pappy used to tell me, "some folks would bitch if they were hung with a new rope." Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 10:29 PM (EzgxV) ***** I thought that phrase was "used rope"? Posted by: ManWithNoParty at October 31, 2015 10:32 PM (gdiBW) I think the idea was that here, you unwrapped a brand new one....just for them.....and the unappreciative bastiges are still whining. It's like "I just changed the blade on this guillotine to something razor-sharp from the factory, instead of the the old dented one with nicks out of it.....but you're still complaining."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 05:44 PM (EzgxV)

135 Want a challenge?  Two sentence horror stories.

http://www.mandatory.com/2014/02/21/20-terrifying-two-sentence-horror-stories/

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 05:44 PM (fD00r)

136 I dressed as an innocent Israeli (pic at link). https://twitter.com/Weirddave0/status/660613184634675200/photo/1 Posted by: Weirddave at October 31, 2015 10:41 PM (7PWSU) -- I can't believe you stole that poor youth's knife!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:44 PM (jR7Wy)

137 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at October 31, 2015 10:32 PM (gdiBW)

New rope is stretchy. Might not snap your neck so you get to do a dance for the crowd.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2015 05:44 PM (Xo1Rt)

138 Unless you're in Arizona Minus the Soveriegn Navaho Nation Plus the equally Soveriegn Hopi Nation, which is entirely enclosed by the Navaho.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 31, 2015 05:44 PM (brIR5)

139 127 Did we really name a ship after Giffords just because she got shot in the noggin?
Posted by: Tronald Dump at October 31, 2015 10:42 PM (u9UgT)



Yes. It's called the USS John M. Roll.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 05:45 PM (oKE6c)

140 Did we really name a ship after Giffords just because she got shot in the noggin? Posted by: Tronald Dump at October 31, 2015 10:42 PM (u9UgT) ***** Of course. This is how stupid we have become as a Society.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:45 PM (gdiBW)

141 Are you The Dude, Walking Dude?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:45 PM (JqEq4)

142
Howzabout we just keep the clocks year-round where at Noon the sun is straight overhead, as God and the sundial intended, and you can sleep or work or whatever when you feel like it?

Too obvious?
Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 10:34 PM (Dqfn9)


Like Joshua, Congress wishes to raise its collective arms to Heaven and stop the sun in its course.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 05:45 PM (3pRHP)

143 wow Tammy_Bebe_ Eris_ Vendette on one thread!
sheesh i feel maybe life isn't so chtty after all.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 10:44 PM (gwDMH)



As you know, this place cannot function without you.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:45 PM (TEpA2)

144 Moving is a young persons sport

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:45 PM (gmP76)

145 willow, ONT is here for you

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (uZNvH)

146 The front door was open and a dead orc lay on the carpet. I heard claws clicking on the floor behind me.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (Xo1Rt)

147 LOL,

The clock in my car was correct (est)  Until the battery died.

With the new battery, I set the clock in edt.

Silly me.

Yes.  I am a silly man.

I will fix it tomorrow.

Posted by: Andrew Breitbart at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (1ijHg)

148 I just got a family with young kids trick-or-treating.  Light is on a motion sensor.  It's 10:50 (or 9:50 if you've set your clock back already on the east coast).

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (TEpA2)

149 It is said Benjamin Franklin first proposed the idea. But it was the Nazis who got it started in WWII, and they say they saw real savings in coal consumption.

 So the idea caught on her. Save electricity by moving the awake time more in natural light times.

    But I think the actual data showed that electricity consumption actually *increased* under DST in the summer, rather than decreasing.

  Lighting is a very small fraction of the total consumption, I think, and the other sources increase with the clock change.

    Anyway, there is no empirical basis for it in modern society, no matter what the Nazis did.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (dvuhZ)

150 Read the article and you'll see there's not much risk to the "laxative". It's just ethanol and water.

Posted by: Sjg at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (gDSJf)

151 These announcers sure seem to like the Mets.

Posted by: t-bird at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (N1B3M)

152 Navahoes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (p9ACE)

153 87 Did they bother to put on any make-up or any other costumey type stuff? Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2015 10:33 PM ( Yeah actually they were in costume. And my brother just pointed out I'm a dumbshit & will be cleaning up egg if I don't give them at least a piece. I went d'oh!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 05:46 PM (Vm8WO)

154 Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 10:44 PM (gwDMH) Hey missy! You are the all-powerful willow, you shouldn't be having a chtty life! How can I help relieve it?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:47 PM (JqEq4)

155 Until it is flashing 12:00 all day long, mine will always be wrong

Posted by: Rob in Katy at October 31, 2015 05:47 PM (eYTQP)

156 Vendette well i am good when everyone wants to leave a subject. however it does make for a very lonely existance for me : } even Anna is here. neato

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:47 PM (gwDMH)

157 134 wow Tammy_Bebe_ Eris_ Vendette on one thread! sheesh i feel maybe life isn't so chtty after all. Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 10:44 PM (gwDMH) --- Where's Jane D'oh?! And where the f*ck is Peaches?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:47 PM (jR7Wy)

158 I think the idea was that here, you unwrapped a brand new one....just for them.....and the unappreciative bastiges are still whining. It's like "I just changed the blade on this guillotine to something razor-sharp from the factory, instead of the the old dented one with nicks out of it.....but you're still complaining." Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 10:44 PM (EzgxV) **** Aahhh. Gotcha.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:48 PM (gdiBW)

159 It's always 12 at my house.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 05:48 PM (p9ACE)

160 Ain't seen CS in a while. How the Hell?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 05:48 PM (AgHOl)

161 How can I help relieve it? Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 10:47 PM (JqEq4) Tammy to big for any girl to fix. I'm just trying to not let it rick roll me.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:49 PM (gwDMH)

162 Blues & Wild OT my first 3 on 3 game

Should be interesting

I don't have cable and I'm trying not to walk to the bar to watch too often. Troubles in them places brother, but ain't much can beat the pace of hockey.

Posted by: dartist at October 31, 2015 05:49 PM (kDYa9)

163 Another MI6 agent, Kamal, dismissed the idea that anyone in the agency has a license to kill;

Kind of says it all.

The fucking Indies and Pakis have taken over.


Posted by: Andrew Breitbart at October 31, 2015 05:49 PM (1ijHg)

164 Ethanol is a laxative now?

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 05:49 PM (p9ACE)

165 Eris i know right! and where is Gushka?

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:49 PM (gwDMH)

166 But it's homeopathic laxative. Made from water that was distilled in a lab where there was a deuce floating in the toilet down the hall. And the alcohol is there as a preservative to keep the water from going bad. You think I kid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 05:50 PM (0yhH4)

167 Dead patriot sock off.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 31, 2015 05:50 PM (1ijHg)

168 The original purpose of DST was to save on whale oil for lighting. Posted by: mindful werewolfer So, REPEAL DST!

Posted by: Moby Dick at October 31, 2015 05:50 PM (FkBIv)

169 Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 10:44 PM (fD00r)

You're an author. What did you think of my 100 word effort?

Posted by: Weirddave at October 31, 2015 05:50 PM (7PWSU)

170 124 Boy there are some cranky tentacles tonight. The Celtic spooks horning in on your action? Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 10:42 PM (Vm8WO) Cranky? No. Appreciating what we have....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 05:50 PM (EzgxV)

171 Think of the electricity we could save if we stayed on Daylight Savings Time all year.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 05:50 PM (p9ACE)

172 RK, I've been "disconnected" for the past few weeks. Started a new job this week and still in the process of moving.

Posted by: Country Singer at October 31, 2015 05:50 PM (GUBah)

173 And Sen. Machin *spit* hopes that this will distract the voters from remembering he and Toomey tried to take away their 2nd amendment rights a while ago.

Didn't work, dickhead.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (Xo1Rt)

174 chemjeff, hopefully i don't jinx it .

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (gwDMH)

175 @165. Schell's Beer New Ulm, MN is a laxative

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (8PcKC)

176 Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 10:43 PM (xInes) To make it worse, our actually have *less* because of the new seam. Which I think is perfectly in keeping with the analogy.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (GDulk)

177 Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 10:49 PM (gwDMH) Prayers, good vibes, happy thoughts, best wishes and hugs all coming at you, warp speed.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (JqEq4)

178 ND player ejected for targeting.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (vsbNu)

179 "This was the best the geniuses in the Republican majority could come up with for energy savings during their 04-06 running of the table."

2007. Federal ban of incandescent light bulbs.

Originated by GOP Rep. Fred Upton, signed by George W. Bush.

Sing it with me!

"Party of small government..."

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (noWW6)

180 evening all! My newf helped pass out the candy. He stuck his head out to inspect all the costumes, and we had kids coming into the house to pet him, and see just how big he was. They actually forgot about the candy, and we had to remind them to take some. My favorite was when he snuffled the belly of a baby, who giggled and laughed, and grabbed his head. He, of course, just stood there. The baby's mom asked where she could get one.

Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (x303I)

181 well willow here is something to help cheer you up on Caturday

http://tinyurl.com/qz7boor

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:51 PM (uZNvH)

182 You think I kid. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 10:50 PM (0yhH4) **** I think nothing of the kind. Very, very probably spot on.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:52 PM (gdiBW)

183 Moki sounds delightful

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:52 PM (uZNvH)

184  
"...with water and my left hand."

This was a bit note in an episode of Law & Order a few years back.  Extreme Green in NYC.

I can only agree with Lt. Anita Van Buren's comment on the idea:

"That's nasty."

*I* on the other hand, was born in the USA in the latter half of the 20th century and have always blessed my luck.  Even with the rough, tissue thin napkin squares in the school dispensers.

Sometimes it's the tiny things that make a great culture.

Posted by: Captain Comic at October 31, 2015 05:53 PM (2aRCA)

185 "Boy there are some cranky tentacles tonight. The Celtic spooks horning in on your action?" Keep your head down. *returns fire* It's hairy tonight.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 05:53 PM (AgHOl)

186 HA Game Tied!
Familia blew another save

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:53 PM (uZNvH)

187 93. would sure work for me, but I'm not a teacher, nurse, factory shift worker. Seems to me that majority of people I know would be happy with "DST" all year round. Lot of folks really dislike the back and forth and would like that part to go away but don't have a strong feeling on wanting standard all year long. If you can convince people to give up time zones and go to sundials you have such great persuasive skills you should found the new scientology and become a billionaire.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 31, 2015 05:53 PM (iA/+T)

188 haha chem, poor wittle kitty. cute Tammy ty.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:53 PM (gwDMH)

189 But tonight is the night where you say to yourself. I am leaving this club a 2, and bang, it's 1 o'clock again

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 31, 2015 05:53 PM (xInes)

190 Gonna watch a little more base-e-ball, and fade for the night. Whoops. 3-3 on that goof. Good night, Gracies. Remember to re-set your pets and livestock.

Posted by: mindful werewolfer at October 31, 2015 05:53 PM (Dqfn9)

191 The radio cut out, but I think the Royals just tied the game in the 8th.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 05:53 PM (sdi6R)

192 Moki, awwwwwwww!

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:54 PM (TEpA2)

193 Great! The dogs internal clock for supper will be nuts for a couple of weeks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 05:54 PM (09Lhy)

194 Royals lead 4-3.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 05:54 PM (sdi6R)

195 polliwog and moki also here. ok, is this where everyone hides from us daywalkers?

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:54 PM (gwDMH)

196 Royals score again!

4-3, top of 8th

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:54 PM (uZNvH)

197 KC pulls ahead 4-3!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 31, 2015 05:55 PM (JfN61)

198 Royals lead 4-3

Posted by: navybrat at October 31, 2015 05:55 PM (ETxiG)

199 GGE would not have such a proto-rice racer in his garage. Has anyone checked that "Number One" from Real Genius to see if Laslo won it? Or failing that George Lucas himself since he was a motor-head? Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 10:20 PM (fD00r) Hey, Anna, is there any demand for the old 36-horse VW engines? I dragged one out of the shop the other day, and got it unstuck, and today, after much travail, I got it started. Sounded not too bad, no knocks, but it's very low on compression, probably still some stuck rings. But it was cool to hear it bark, and see it make smoke again.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 05:55 PM (0yhH4)

200 Well, g'night. Time to sneak around the house and set the clocks forward two hours just to mess with my wife.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 31, 2015 05:55 PM (VvMUk)

201 not that i blame anyone for that. lol

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:55 PM (gwDMH)

202 Woohoo! KC takes the lead!

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 05:55 PM (P8951)

203 Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 10:51 PM (x303I) Moki! How are you? My late and much beloved Newfie taught many a baby to walk as they grabbed on to her. She also kept a toddler on the front lawn one day, without being taught. She'd let the baby go anywhere as long as she stayed on the grass, but when the baby put its little foot on the sidewalk or driveway, Asia would ever so gently nudge her back on the grass. We were stunned.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:55 PM (JqEq4)

204 " RK, I've been "disconnected" for the past few weeks. Started a new job this week and still in the process of moving." In GA or out?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 05:56 PM (AgHOl)

205 Time keep on thlippin, thlippin, thlippin In-to the fu-ture!

Posted by: Mikey T at October 31, 2015 05:56 PM (u5gzz)

206 Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 10:54 PM (gwDMH) Yes, it is. I myself am mostly terrified of daywalkers.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:56 PM (JqEq4)

207 "It's like 'I just changed the blade on this guillotine to something razor-sharp from the factory, instead of the the old dented one with nicks out of it.....but you're still complaining.'"

Then the engineer says, "I think I see where your problem is. You need to grease the track on the left side."

Posted by: Just The Punchline at October 31, 2015 05:56 PM (noWW6)

208 When you reach a certain age, you come to realize there really is only a couple of real consistent pleasures in life.

Having a warm place to shit and soft toilet paper.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 31, 2015 05:56 PM (Xo1Rt)

209 Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 10:51 PM (x303I) --- My sister once had Bouvier-Newfies and they were the mellowest of beasts. Boyfriend used to wrestle them. They were so happy and playful, never bit anyone. Dumb as a bag o' hammers, of course.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:56 PM (jR7Wy)

210 Trimegistus, ack, well she might get even one day for that missed breakfast missed dinner.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:57 PM (gwDMH)

211 Great game again.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 05:57 PM (JqEq4)

212 The article about the CVS laxative said they drank six ounces to get a buzz. It is sold in one ounce bottles at $7.99 a bottle. You do the math. http://tinyurl.com/nqb7wcq

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2015 05:57 PM (FkBIv)

213 Yup, one was with Thermite like in the video, one was with a methane/air mixture, one was with guncotton Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 10:27 PM (uZNvH) Acetylene plus oxygen! Go big or go home.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 05:57 PM (0yhH4)

214 In GA or out? In GA. Now, instead of being just across the river from Alabama, I'm just across the river from South Carolina. Hitting the hay. It's been a long, long day. Y'all take care!

Posted by: Country Singer at October 31, 2015 05:57 PM (GUBah)

215 203 Woohoo! KC takes the lead!
Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 10:55 PM (P8951)



Yay! Now for Michael Moore to take a foul ball off the dome ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 05:58 PM (oKE6c)

216 Evening morons. How's everybody?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 31, 2015 05:58 PM (Z/+J6)

217 5-3 KC!

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 05:58 PM (sdi6R)

218 It appears there may be some cronyism in DST. Big Golf, for example, loves it, as it increases their business on the courses. There are others as well.

   At any rate, the empirical results show either an increase in energy usage or no statistically significant change.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at October 31, 2015 05:58 PM (dvuhZ)

219 Royals score again!
Now 5-3

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 05:58 PM (uZNvH)

220 Boy there are some cranky tentacles tonight. --------------------- But are the boobs calm? That's the important thing.

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 05:58 PM (/QyKy)

221 Tammy, i have learned to close my eyes and jump right in. not saying i add anything to the discussions but my awake time is usually guided by kid hours.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:58 PM (gwDMH)

222 Newfies were also the preferred dog of Henry Tilney.



(Waits...)

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 05:59 PM (TEpA2)

223 Damn, Temple about to tie it up at 17

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 05:59 PM (vsbNu)

224 154 87 Did they bother to put on any make-up or any other costumey type stuff? Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2015 10:33 PM ( Yeah actually they were in costume. And my brother just pointed out I'm a dumbshit & will be cleaning up egg if I don't give them at least a piece. I went d'oh! Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 10:46 PM (Vm8WO) Actually, having some comely coeds arrive at my door at night craving something sweet doesn't sound all that bad....but the fiancee is on door duty tonight.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 05:59 PM (EzgxV)

225 My late and much beloved Newfie taught many a baby to walk as they grabbed on to her.

She also kept a toddler on the front lawn one day, without being taught. She'd let the baby go anywhere as long as she stayed on the grass, but when the baby put its little foot on the sidewalk or driveway, Asia would ever so gently nudge her back on the grass. We were stunned.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 10:55 PM (JqEq4)


Pups. Ya gotta love 'em.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 05:59 PM (oKE6c)

226 Yes, it is. I myself am mostly terrified of daywalkers. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 10:56 PM (JqEq4) --- They're a contentious lot, ain't they?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 05:59 PM (jR7Wy)

227 chi, well no.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 05:59 PM (gwDMH)

228 Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 10:58 PM (gwDMH) Oh I get that. Kids will do that to you! I have actually been on during daylight hours a bit lately; they seem to have calmed down. Maybe the last banning threat got to them?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:00 PM (JqEq4)

229 Wow, that was a cool double play

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 06:00 PM (uZNvH)

230 160 It's always 12 at my house. Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 10:48 PM (p9ACE) That's funny, the clocks are always striking 13 around here.....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 06:00 PM (EzgxV)

231
  Don't much care about DST, I just wish they would decide on one or t'other and stay with it.

   Good Halloween this year, we had, I think,65 kids with some neat costumes and the majority were the old standbys.

   Dog went nuts, she lives for 2 things, hunting ducks and playing with kids.  All I do is provide food.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 31, 2015 06:01 PM (jeCnD)

232 Double play to end the inning, but KC leads 5-3 going into the bottom of the 8th.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:01 PM (sdi6R)

233 I love Cole and Marmalade.  They are the ultimate internet cars.

Or perhaps I should say

The Ultimate Internet Cats!!!

Where's the echo effect?  That guy who had it lied.  Can I borrow it?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 31, 2015 06:01 PM (B8JRQ)

234 {{{Tammy, chemjeff, willow and everyone else too}}} Awww, Tammy, your Asia sounds like our Emerson. These dogs just know stuff. I don't know how, but they do. I guess it's instinctive to care for little ones. We got ours for our daughter, back when she was so very sick, and we didn't know why. He bonded with her, and rarely leaves her side. How are you precious people doing tonight? I hope all is well.

Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 06:02 PM (x303I)

235 My big achievement for the day was sewing pillow cases.

Have you seen the prices on those things recently?  So I cut up an old double sheet that I no longer own the bed that it fits.

My practical hint is always make your pillow case slightly too large.  It makes it seem more luxurious

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:02 PM (3pRHP)

236 They're a contentious lot, ain't they? Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 10:59 PM (jR7Wy) am not.

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 06:02 PM (gwDMH)

237 Oooh, vendette bringin' the Austen knowledge. Or was it a Bronte?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:02 PM (JqEq4)

238 K.C. Conga-line until that D.P.  5 - 3 K.C.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at October 31, 2015 06:02 PM (OQ9R7)

239 220 Royals score again!
Now 5-3
Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 10:58 PM (uZNvH)



I'm sure glad I'm not time-shifting this game.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 06:02 PM (oKE6c)

240 "Y'all take care!" Hasta, CS. That's good. Hope you like S.C.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 31, 2015 06:02 PM (AgHOl)

241 194 Great! The dogs internal clock for supper will be nuts for a couple of weeks. Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian --------------------- Dreamer hasn't trained you yet? Tucker eats when he comes to tell me it's time. Might be 2pm, might be 7pm. He might not come tell me at all some days. But when he's hungry, I feed him. Once per day. (And if I'm home, which I used to be a lot)

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 06:02 PM (/QyKy)

242 Champions are champions, they find ways to win. Losers are losers, they find ways to lose. The Mets are losers.

Posted by: Kreplach at October 31, 2015 06:03 PM (+OZjH)

243 Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 11:02 PM (3pRHP) I am still chuckling over your Joshua quote earlier. And I am so stealing it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:04 PM (JqEq4)

244 Tammy i think it scared the be jeezus out of everyone . heck when i was banned during the same time frame i had to keep my little amt of wits about me to not take it perrsonally. i'm like wow , he's srs, ok i better straighten up

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 06:04 PM (gwDMH)

245 Sometimes it's the tiny things that make a great culture. Posted by: Captain Comic at October 31, 2015 10:53 PM (2aRCA) --- I read some German officer's memoirs -- Guderian, maybe? -- and upon inspecting a captured GI's kit they were most impressed with the quality of the goods, especially the toilet paper. America!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 06:04 PM (jR7Wy)

246 Oooh, vendette bringin' the Austen knowledge.

Or was it a Bronte?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:02 PM (JqEq4)



Austen.  Northanger Abbey.



Although my favorite is Persuasion.


If you haven't, read Lady Susan.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:04 PM (TEpA2)

247 Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 11:04 PM (gwDMH) I thought it was an accidental banning?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:05 PM (JqEq4)

248 Vendette-nice way to work Jane Austen into an ONT!!!

Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 06:05 PM (x303I)

249 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:02 PM (JqEq4) Must be Austen since I recognised it (couldn't remember what from exactly though).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 06:05 PM (GDulk)

250 Evening horde. Happy Halloween! Went to my bros neighborhood and one street was so packed it felt like Georgetown. Fun night.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 31, 2015 06:06 PM (9jeGC)

251 anyway it is awesome seeing everyone here, but i will have to bow out and finish this glass of wine hoping it helps me pass out. love and kisses . willow

Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 06:06 PM (gwDMH)

252 I had two teenagers, both girls about 15 or 16, show up asking for Halloween candy tonight. Cut them some slack because one of them was wearing a cheerleader outfit.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 06:06 PM (Wo9OY)

253 Trying to write a comprehensible story in that little space is difficult.  It could be unpacked just a little bit more.  "And Nox remained serene above it all smiling."

AoP, I am pretty sure there is someone looking for a correct year motor.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 06:06 PM (fD00r)

254 Good night, willow! 

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:07 PM (TEpA2)

255 I was just at Page Six and hit a link to "Stars You Didn't Know Were Still Alive." The first picture? Abe Vigoda.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 31, 2015 06:07 PM (u5gzz)

256 237 They're a contentious lot, ain't they? Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 10:59 PM (jR7Wy) am not. Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 11:02 PM (gwDMH) --- Are too!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 06:07 PM (jR7Wy)

257 Want a challenge? Two sentence horror stories.

http://www.mandatory.com/2014/02/21/20-terrifying-two-sentence-horror-stories/

Posted by: anna puma at October 31, 2015 10:44 PM (fD00r)

--------

 

Dateline 2106. The citizens of the United States vote to repeal the twenty-second amendment.

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 31, 2015 06:07 PM (KlVdw)

258 250 Hey Polli!! Northanger Abbey, I think.

Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 06:07 PM (x303I)

259 Willow!!!! Sorry I had to run up the block & check out everyone's decorations.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 06:08 PM (LtxWE)

260 I've read them all, (I think) but I have such low taste that I don't care much for The Jane. Or Charlotte or Emily or the other one whose name I can never remember.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:08 PM (JqEq4)

261 Sleep well Willow. I'm really glad you're unbanned.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 06:08 PM (GDulk)

262 And I am so stealing it.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:04 PM (JqEq4)


Thank you, but I stole it from Solzhenitsyn

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:09 PM (3pRHP)

263 Goodnight, dear willow. Peace be with you.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:09 PM (JqEq4)

264 Chi, Dreamer is a follower. The other 2 hit me up at 4 for dinner. Now it will be 3. Mrs. MH has the breakfast shift. Sounds as if Sgt. Major Tucker could teach a lesson to Captain Chaos (dreamer)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:09 PM (pahrJ)

265 Awww, Tammy, your Asia sounds like our Emerson. These dogs just know stuff. I don't know how, but they do. I guess it's instinctive to care for little ones. -Moki ------------------------ Tucker (min-pin) will bark at anything and everything. A jogger, a leaf, his shadow - and every other dog he sees. Last month or so, new neighbors moved in next door with a giant pit bull and a yorkie. He never barked at the yorkie, just whined and sniffed at it, then would run to me and run back to "Maya" and whine. One morning, Mays was in my driveway, so I picked her up and walked her back over. Guy says "is that my dog? The little three legged escape artist!" I never even noticed that! I guess Tucker did, and was worried?

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 06:10 PM (/QyKy)

266 I've read them all, (I think) but I have such low taste that I don't care much for The Jane. Or Charlotte or Emily or the other one whose name I can never remember.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:08 PM (JqEq4)



Do you mean Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte?



Imagine if the Moronettes were let loose with the subject of Jane Austen.  Colin Firth would probably be mentioned. 

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:10 PM (TEpA2)

267 Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 11:09 PM (3pRHP) Yet another gap in my classical literature education. Or am I confusing him with Dolstoywhatshisname?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:11 PM (JqEq4)

268 166 Eris i know right! and where is Gushka? Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 10:49 PM (gwDMH) She's sick. Was parked on the sofa with Grimmy waiting on her hand & foot when I talked to her earlier. She sounded miserable.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 06:11 PM (Vm8WO)

269

dang it pixy, formating.

 

2 sentence horror story.

 

Dateline 2016.  Citizens of the United States vote to repeal the twenty-second amendment.

 

 

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 31, 2015 06:11 PM (KlVdw)

270 Still 5-3 after eight.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:11 PM (sdi6R)

271 Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 11:07 PM (x303I) Looks like it. It was one of my favorites, but last time I read it was a couple of years ago and I realized the guy was really kind of a jerk, which I hadn't noticed before.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 06:11 PM (GDulk)

272 This was the best Halloween ever. We gave away 120 full size candy bars. Also, and more importantly, we drank a metric fuckton of beer and burned all the firewood. Now we're gonna watch Gojira. Hope you fuckers had a great night too.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/s][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:11 PM (e+1S5)

273 Time to get worried, Notre Dame fans.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:12 PM (vsbNu)

274 Dustyeffski.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 06:13 PM (p9ACE)

275 Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 11:10 PM (TEpA2) No, I mean I can never remember Austen from any of the Brontes as far as titles and characters go. Wuthering Heights, Northanger Abbey it all runs together. I do think I prefer Austen, but I Georgette Heyer ruined her for me.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:13 PM (JqEq4)

276 Which Gojira?  The original Japanese B+W?  The Raymond Burr adaptation?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 06:13 PM (fD00r)

277 She's sick. Was parked on the sofa with Grimmy waiting on her hand & foot when I talked to her earlier. She sounded miserable. Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 11:11 PM (Vm8WO) ---- Awww, poor kid. Did her other cat ever return?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 06:13 PM (jR7Wy)

278 Go Temple

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:14 PM (2zd9l)

279 Gojira purists?

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 06:14 PM (p9ACE)

280 g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 31, 2015 06:14 PM (KCxzN)

281 Looks like it. It was one of my favorites, but last time I read it was a couple of years ago and I realized the guy was really kind of a jerk, which I hadn't noticed before.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 11:11 PM (GDulk)



Henry?  John Thorpe was the jerk in that story.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:14 PM (TEpA2)

282 Jesus, now I am combining my Russians.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:14 PM (JqEq4)

283 CDR M nice varied topics on a Halloween. Nice job

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:15 PM (vL/IL)

284 273 This was the best Halloween ever. We gave away 120 full size candy bars. Also, and more importantly, we drank a metric fuckton of beer and burned all the firewood. Now we're gonna watch Gojira. Hope you fuckers had a great night too. Posted by: DC in River City at October 31, 2015 11:11 PM (e+1S5) --- Sugar, fire, firewater! And Godzilla appears. It's like an incantation!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 06:15 PM (jR7Wy)

285 Temple up by 3.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:15 PM (vsbNu)

286 188. Lot of folks really dislike the back and forth and would like that part to go away but don't have a strong feeling on wanting standard all year long. Posted by: PaleRider at October 31, 2015 10:53 PM (iA/+T) Most people out here want to stay on DSL all year, so we light for chores & exercise after work.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 06:15 PM (LtxWE)

287 I also get my Russian authors confused with the composers.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:16 PM (JqEq4)

288 No, I mean I can never remember Austen from any of the Brontes as far as titles and characters go.

Wuthering Heights, Northanger Abbey it all runs together.

I do think I prefer Austen, but I Georgette Heyer ruined her for me.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:13 PM (JqEq4)



Georgette Heyer didn't know jack squat about the Regency era.  Her "historical" novels are worthless as to the historical part.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:16 PM (TEpA2)

289 Good night willow, I hope the month of November treats you better

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 06:17 PM (uZNvH)

290 I wonder how Cochran and his little firecrackers fared tonight.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 06:17 PM (jR7Wy)

291 Time for the old folk.  More damn leaves tomorrow.


    Remember,people, you're Americans, so the head is held HIGH.

    Goodnite, good people.   Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 31, 2015 06:17 PM (jeCnD)

292 Wait, doesn't everybody know I'm still alive?

I mean, I am a meme after all.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at October 31, 2015 06:17 PM (eteeV)

293 181 evening all! My newf helped pass out the candy. He stuck his head out to inspect all the costumes, and we had kids coming into the house to pet him, and see just how big he was. They actually forgot about the candy, and we had to remind them to take some. My favorite was when he snuffled the belly of a baby, who giggled and laughed, and grabbed his head. He, of course, just stood there. The baby's mom asked where she could get one. Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 10:51 PM (x303I) Newfs are hilarious. "Hey, you wanna fall in a pool so I could rescue you? Yes? Yes?"

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 06:17 PM (EzgxV)

294 Yet another gap in my classical literature education.

Or am I confusing him with Dolstoywhatshisname?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:11 PM (JqEq4)


The Gulag Archipelago guy.  He wrote a shorter book called A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, about a prisoner in a Soviet labor camp, which is where I lifted that gem.

He is not considered a classical writer, he is an epic modern writer, but nowhere as light hearted as Tolstoy or Dosteyevski - and I admit to never actually reading anything more than excerpts from those two authors.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:17 PM (3pRHP)

295 Yeah just keep DSL.  Screw the clock setting nonsense

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 06:17 PM (uZNvH)

296 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:13 PM (JqEq4) I wonder if Georgette Heyer is why I don't like Northanger Abbey as much as I used to. Heyer is a lot kinder to her characters than Austen was with hers and, as a supporting character in other's dramas myself, I find that I appreciate that trait.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 06:18 PM (GDulk)

297 I just as soon have my daylight at the end of the day. Setting clocks back is stupid. Just leave the damn things alone. Anything mandated by the government makes it retarded 99% of the time

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:18 PM (ZZgPW)

298 Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 11:16 PM (TEpA2) Really? I think historical accuracy was among her strongest attributes. Sandhurst used her description of Waterloo in their curriculum. Do you mean Barbara Cartland?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:19 PM (JqEq4)

299 There's a bug in that 'Hours in the day' graphic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:19 PM (9mTYi)

300 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 11:18 PM (GDulk) Honestly, I like her humor best of all!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:20 PM (JqEq4)

301 Thanks IG good night to you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:20 PM (Oy0zJ)

302 Scariest thing today. Sis in Laws mother.... "I like Hillary."

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 31, 2015 06:20 PM (9jeGC)

303 There's a bug in that 'Hours in the day' graphic. Posted by: Mike Hammer -------------- Occurs between June 6th & June 7th

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:20 PM (9mTYi)

304 Just got home. Game on. Wow.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 06:21 PM (2x3L+)

305 Chi!! Awwww, what a sweet dog. Yeah, they know things. Cats, on the other hand... or at least ours. Bless it, it's got absolutely nothing going on in its brain cavity. 276-Tammy, I have not heard of Georgette Heyer before, but I think I need to look into some of her books. Her life story is rather intriguing as well.

Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 06:21 PM (x303I)

306 Oh, and Rachmaninov had big hands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBVe0qe83V0

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:21 PM (3pRHP)

307 136 Want a challenge? Two sentence horror stories. http://www.mandatory.com/2014/02/21/20-terrifying-two-sentence-horror-stories/ Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 10:44 PM (fD00r) Hillary has arrive at your house. She is naked.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 31, 2015 06:21 PM (G2Ncq)

308 46 (I think) urchins so far. Interrupted in mid-post by two more...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at October 31, 2015 06:21 PM (/WPPJ)

309 kindltot, the very last adjective I would use to describe Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy is "lighthearted." The Russkies are a pretty heavy bunch.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 06:22 PM (P8951)

310 Don't forget to turn your clocks up an hour.

Posted by: fall forward, spring back at October 31, 2015 06:22 PM (3frOv)

311 Royals still up 5-3 going to the bottom of the ninth.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:22 PM (sdi6R)

312 Hey again everybody. Great to see KC pull ahead. Must be because moonface Maher is there. He's a bad luck charm.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 06:22 PM (ntObR)

313 Buzzion, got to do better than that.

I watched What About Schmidt.  Kathy Bates naked in the hot tub.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 06:22 PM (fD00r)

314 Buzzion if you don't toss your stomach contents, is it shoot first & ask questions later?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:23 PM (DmRs2)

315 Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 11:17 PM (3pRHP) Oh, okay. I have heard of the GotA, but haven't read it. I've read War and Peace and Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamasov. I found them to be very Russian. Very Russian indeed.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:23 PM (JqEq4)

316 Here's my 2-sentence horror flick. Bought and started playing Meghan Trainor's album tonight. Can't get it to stop playing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 06:23 PM (ntObR)

317 Notre Dame TD. Irish lead now.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:23 PM (vsbNu)

318 303 Scariest thing today. Sis in Laws mother.... "I like Hillary." Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 31, 2015 11:20 PM (9jeGC) --- I can top that. My gyno had a statuette of Hillary! in her examination room. It was leering at me while I was in the stirrups. I'm seeing a new doctor next time.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 06:23 PM (jR7Wy)

319 For people who were interested in last nights thread about scary movies, one of the older movies mentioned, Dead of Night, is now starting on TCM. It's a good, creepy movie.

Posted by: Rosemary Kennedy at October 31, 2015 06:24 PM (+lVUW)

320 Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 11:22 PM (P8951) See now, I just figured she meant Solzhawhosit was very, very dark.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:24 PM (JqEq4)

321 Hey Hammer.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 06:24 PM (Wo9OY)

322 The mysteries of Halloween math - When I only buy as much candy as I needed LAST year, I run out halfway through the evening. When I go out and buy EXTRA candy, I get about 12 kids total. And a metric crap-ton of Snickers bars to get rid of...

Posted by: The Original antisocialist-Accept No Substitutes! at October 31, 2015 06:24 PM (eGr8Z)

323 269 166 Eris i know right! and where is Gushka? Posted by: willow at October 31, 2015 10:49 PM (gwDMH) She's sick. Was parked on the sofa with Grimmy waiting on her hand & foot when I talked to her earlier. She sounded miserable. Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 11:11 PM (Vm8WO) Oh, noez!!!! What bug dared to face the dreaded pickle-juice?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 06:24 PM (EzgxV)

324 Don't forget to turn your clocks up an hour.

Posted by: fall forward, spring back at October 31, 2015 11:22 PM (3frOv)



Back.  Fall back, spring forward.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:24 PM (TEpA2)

325 Here we go. Bottom of the 9th. Davis on the mound.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 06:25 PM (2x3L+)

326 Newfs are hilarious. "Hey, you wanna fall in a pool so I could rescue you? Yes? Yes?" Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 11:17 PM (EzgxV) Ours is afraid of the water. He rescues "preemptively". When we lived in florida, and had a pool, if my daughter tried to jump in, he would run up, grab her arm or clothes, and drag her to the grass. If she got up and tried to go back in the water, he sat on her. He does the same with snow. If she tries to walk in the snow in the yard, he grabs her jacket and drags her back to the door. Because it's frozen water.

Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 06:25 PM (x303I)

327 Henry? John Thorpe was the jerk in that story. Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 11:14 PM (TEpA2) Thorpe was poisonous but I remember thinking what a jerk he was being last time I read it. And of course his dad was awful, but he was supposed to be. Maybe I need to read it again and see why I was thinking that. May have been more a reflection of where I was at emotionally after John's death than the book itself.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 06:25 PM (GDulk)

328 I hate this barbaric DST practice.  I'd be much happier without it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 31, 2015 06:25 PM (S2VsH)

329 Imagine a Jane Austen thread at AoSHQ. 

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:26 PM (TEpA2)

330 Is the Sleepy Hollow with Depp worth watching? I probably won't really pay attention all that much, but it's coming on an hour ago. Wait - now. Damn DST!

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 06:26 PM (/QyKy)

331 2-sentence horror flick


Who needs two sentences?


"Lena Dunham unbuttoned her blouse and leaned foward to kiss me, her eyes closed and her tongue extended ..."

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 06:26 PM (oKE6c)

332 @325. That's only north of the border. Here it is fall forward spring back

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:26 PM (vL/IL)

333 Moki, once you get used to the lord and lady stuff and gain a little knowledge of the world, they are really fun. Light-hearted and fun, but not chick-lit sappy crap.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:26 PM (JqEq4)

334 Strikeout. One out.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:26 PM (sdi6R)

335 Jay, Marie Harf you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:27 PM (gmP76)

336 I bet Oregon Muse would give us an Austen thread.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:28 PM (JqEq4)

337 Don't forget to turn your clocks sideways tonight!

Posted by: visitor from Alpha Centauri at October 31, 2015 06:28 PM (DCPtp)

338 And can I just add that we are more likely to get an Austen thread than we are a World Series thread? Flips hair and stomps off.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (JqEq4)

339 I bet Oregon Muse would give us an Austen thread.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:28 PM (JqEq4)



Should wet-from-the-lake Darcy be acceptable given what was said in the novel?

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (TEpA2)

340 Base hit, and the Mets bring the tying run to the plate.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (sdi6R)

341 Temple INT. ND will win.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (vsbNu)

342 336 Jay, Marie Harf you.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 11:27 PM (gmP76)



"... when, horrified by the development, I excused myself to drop a huge Psaki in the can."

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (oKE6c)

343 331 Is the Sleepy Hollow with Depp worth watching? I probably won't really pay attention all that much, but it's coming on an hour ago. Wait - now. Damn DST! Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 11:26 PM (/QyKy) It's ok.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (G2Ncq)

344 Oh shit

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (2x3L+)

345 Robert - Howdy. Weird sh!t going on with those two missing girls here, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (9mTYi)

346 And on TCM at 1:45am : Six Men Getting Sick (1966) Six grotesque human figures vomit. Animated. 4 minutes Think I'll pass.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (FkBIv)

347 My gyno had a statuette of Hillary! in her examination room.

That's got to be the basis of some sort of hostile work environment lawsuit

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 06:29 PM (uZNvH)

348 221 Boy there are some cranky tentacles tonight. --------------------- But are the boobs calm? That's the important thing. Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 10:58 PM (/QyKy) Yep, they're calm . I still have a shit ton of candy. Gonna leave the lights on til 9, unless I run out giving a couple handfuls to each kid. Then, I'm heading out to pick up booze & pizza to enjoy Ash vs Evil Dead again.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 31, 2015 06:30 PM (Vm8WO)

349 Vendette my oldest has read all of those books. I could probably get her to comment. She's quiet, unlike me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:30 PM (s0Kry)

350 G'night all. I have a Sunday school lesson to brush up on- the plagues of Egypt. My three and four year olds will get to make water turn red, and throw a broom down and make it a snake, then make it a broom again. Over and over again. Because snake-brooms are awesome. Have sweet dreams, y'all.

Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 06:30 PM (x303I)

351 I can top that. My gyno had a statuette of Hillary! in her examination room. It was leering at me while I was in the stirrups. I'm seeing a new doctor next time. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 11:23 PM (jR7Wy) Point. Set. Match. You win.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 31, 2015 06:30 PM (9jeGC)

352 Posted by: Rosemary Kennedy at October 31, 2015 11:24 PM (+lVUW) --- Googie Withers is the best name ever.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 06:30 PM (jR7Wy)

353 Sweet dreams Moki

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 06:30 PM (uZNvH)

354 Stupid AutoCucumber. That was supposed to be *Henry* no "he" in the last post. Completely changed the meaning by making it refer to Thorpe.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (GDulk)

355 Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 11:29 PM (TEpA2) I am feeling incredibly stupid tonight, because I am missing the point here. *hangs head in shame*

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (JqEq4)

356 Oh No

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (2x3L+)

357 Oops. Off Rosemary Kennedy sock. and whoever, on last night's scary movie thread, suggested the online short Lights Out, EEEEK!!

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (+lVUW)

358 oh noez!
1st and 2nd, 1 out

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (uZNvH)

359 Statuette of Hillary!

How many arms did it have?  And for weapons, were forceps to be seen?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (fD00r)

360 Don't forget to turn your clocks sideways tonight! Posted by: visitor from Alpha Centauri Lay your hourglass on it's side.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (FkBIv)

361 Single to right, and the Mets have first and second, and the winning run at the plate!

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (sdi6R)

362 Good night, Moki, and your Newfie!

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:31 PM (TEpA2)

363 Ah, crap, cmon Davis win this game!

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 06:32 PM (P8951)

364 Hammer, that was the same damn thing I was going to say to you!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 06:32 PM (Wo9OY)

365 Psaki in a can, similar to Prince Albert in a can . Dammit, let them out

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:32 PM (Omh3b)

366 strike 1

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 06:32 PM (2x3L+)

367 I'm seeing a new doctor next time. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 11:23 PM (jR7Wy) /i][ Hospitals are supposed to be free of that sort of thing. If you do change doctors, I'd mention the reason to someone.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:32 PM (JqEq4)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:32 PM (JqEq4)

369 "When I only buy as much candy as I needed LAST year, I run out halfway through the evening. When I go out and buy EXTRA candy, I get about 12 kids total."

This is why I now spring for premium snooty chocolate items that are not in Halloween-specific wrapping.

It's not because I'm trying to pull status-symbol rank on neighborhood parents. And it's not because of the little kids, who can't tell the difference: to them, candy is candy.

It's because if not all the high end chocolate moves on Halloween, it'll get happily snarfed up by friends and family over the following holiday gatherings and parties. Just set out the dish without comment on the sideboard.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 06:32 PM (noWW6)

370 Damn, that was close.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (JqEq4)

371 Damn! I just remembered, I have pie. brb

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (0yhH4)

372 Double play to end the game!

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (uZNvH)

373 The cat that made that cat video needs a life.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (9mTYi)

374 Double play and it's all over.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (Wo9OY)

375 Yes it was Tammy.  Do not taunt the Barrel on All Hallow's Eve...

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (fD00r)

376 The radio cut out, so I missed the details, but the Royals turned a double play to end the game.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (sdi6R)

377 Mets bungled in the jungle 3:29 too damn long it's baseball for crimes sakes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (8PcKC)

378 360 Statuette of Hillary! How many arms did it have? And for weapons, were forceps to be seen? Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 11:31 PM (fD00r) ---- *Tim Burton runs away in abject terror*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (jR7Wy)

379 Yes!!! Game over. Royals win it.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 06:33 PM (2x3L+)

380 Googie Withers is the best name ever. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta How about Poupee Bocar ?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (FkBIv)

381

WOW!

Game Over.

K.C. 5 - 3.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (OQ9R7)

382 Royals up in the Series 3-1

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (vsbNu)

383 327 Newfs are hilarious. "Hey, you wanna fall in a pool so I could rescue you? Yes? Yes?" Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 11:17 PM (EzgxV) Ours is afraid of the water. He rescues "preemptively". When we lived in florida, and had a pool, if my daughter tried to jump in, he would run up, grab her arm or clothes, and drag her to the grass. If she got up and tried to go back in the water, he sat on her. He does the same with snow. If she tries to walk in the snow in the yard, he grabs her jacket and drags her back to the door. Because it's frozen water. Posted by: Moki at October 31, 2015 11:25 PM (x303I) Ha! Newfs are so adapted to water they have webbed feet....and yours won't let anyone splash in a puddle. Go figure.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (EzgxV)

384 Hammer, that was the same damn thing I was going to say to you! Posted by: AshevilleRobert -------------- I figure, and it's only natural, that the police are not telling all that they know.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (9mTYi)

385 I am feeling incredibly stupid tonight, because I am missing the point here. *hangs head in shame*

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:31 PM (JqEq4)



Did you watch the 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice?  It was shown on A&E.  When Elizabeth visits Pemberley she encounters Darcy fresh out of a lake.  The meeting at Pemberley was in the novel, the lake part was not.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (TEpA2)

386 Hillary's on the phone right now: "Can the Supreme Court overturn a World Series game??!!?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (ntObR)

387 Which way is back?

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (p9ACE)

388 KC! I hate that Murph made that error to lose it, though.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:34 PM (JqEq4)

389 362 Single to right, and the Mets have first and second, and the winning run at the plate!
Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 11:31 PM (sdi6R)



You were saying?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 06:35 PM (oKE6c)

390 A&E

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:35 PM (TEpA2)

391 Yes!!! Game over. Royals win it. Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 11:33 PM (2x3L+) Does that wrap up the Series?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 06:35 PM (0yhH4)

392 Stupid not appearing ampersand.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:35 PM (TEpA2)

393 Point. Set. Match. You win. Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 31, 2015 11:30 PM (9jeGC) ******** Not so fast. I grew up in her Home Town of Park Ridge, IL. There is a shrine to this bitch at my High School.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 06:35 PM (gdiBW)

394 Oh dear, probably gave All Hail Eris nightmares...

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 06:35 PM (fD00r)

395 Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 11:34 PM (TEpA2) Ah, no, I have only ever read them, never seen the movies or TV shows.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:35 PM (JqEq4)

396 In the meantime folks... In lieu of sharing a Haloween tweet, America's royal-- oops, I mean first couple, Barack and Michelle, posted on Instagram pics of their WH dinner tonight: Pheasant under glass with truffle oil, unobtainium spice, and ground univorn hoove. Typical.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 06:35 PM (ntObR)

397 3-1 KC

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:36 PM (TEpA2)

398 Five months into the experiment, after some initial reservations, I gave up toilet paper. Now I do things the way hundreds of millions (including my extended family) in India do - with water and my left hand. Geez. Nice thing to bring up while I'm eating my leftover Halloween Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. And when I picture this guy in my head, I see some weak, pathetic, little Pajama Boy type. Who can afford to run around with disgusting hands because he ain't getting laid anyway.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2015 06:36 PM (+lVUW)

399 No it's best of 7.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:36 PM (JqEq4)

400 Unicorn, not univorn.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 06:36 PM (ntObR)

401 Solzhenitsyn was one of the patriotic young Communists who was a young officer in the great patriotic war, and in the middle of it was denounced and arrested for subversion and spent the next decade in labor camps.
In the Gulag Archipelago he wrote about his life and the prison culture, as well as the establishment of the prisons and camps in the wake of the October Revolution and how they developed. He also talked about several strikes and revolts that happened in the camps.  It is a three volume set.
He also wrote about Soviet Union history under Marxism.

I read it in high school and it affected me deeply.  He received some sort of award for his work, and gave a number of speeches stating basically, "You Americans do not understand what  you are fighting against."

I also had a co-worker tell me that he thought Solzhenitsyn whined a lot, but then I figure a tenner in the camps and being sentenced to life internal exile and being diagnosed and treated for cancer in a Soviet prison hospital may give basis for hard feelings and a basis for renouncing Marxism.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:36 PM (3pRHP)

402 Ha! Newfs are so adapted to water they have webbed feet....and yours won't let anyone splash in a puddle. Go figure.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 11:34 PM (EzgxV)


Where did they learn to web their feet? Was that a lavish government program? I know it couldn't be hereditary. The liberals tell me so.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 06:36 PM (oKE6c)

403 Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2015 11:36 PM (+lVUW) AND runs around telling it everywhere. Honest to God, these people are fucking insane.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:37 PM (JqEq4)

404 Ah, no, I have only ever read them, never seen the movies or TV shows.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:35 PM (JqEq4)



Yeah, the wet Darcy happened in the 1995 miniseries with Colin Firth.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:37 PM (TEpA2)

405 No it's best of 7. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:36 PM (JqEq4) Roger on that. I thought I saw earlier that the Royals were up 3-1 in games, but I guess it was 2-1. Well, now all three remaining games are must-wins for the Mets.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 06:38 PM (0yhH4)

406 323 The mysteries of Halloween math - When I only buy as much candy as I needed LAST year, I run out halfway through the evening. When I go out and buy EXTRA candy, I get about 12 kids total -------------------- Heh. That's why I quit bothering. Since the theif next door took off in the middle of the night, his adorable kids can't come get spolied. And the asshole across the street with the blower 4x per day? His wife left him & took the kid. So no reason to buy candy anymore. Besides, our block is long, the front porches are over 100 ft off the street & 100 ft apart. Most kids have done the math - "Skip that street. We can easily triple our take on the next block."

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 06:38 PM (/QyKy)

407 There stood towering over me with fresh blood dripping from it long incisors, was the univorn herd's Alpha male.  And my Acme disintegrator gun was exactly 4.5 meters away with the rest of my gear.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 06:39 PM (fD00r)

408 They've got Hunt for Red October on again on the TV. I'm reminded once again why I almost burned down the theater many years ago......

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 06:39 PM (Wo9OY)

409 @397 and we had one of the best frigging pizzas we've had in some time. F*ck the Obamas. At least we paid for our dinner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:39 PM (7uC+4)

410 I can fix the Daylight Saving Time dilemma, once and for all. Split the difference in the times by 30 minutes, set the clocks there, and leave 'em along forevermore. Won't please everyone, won't piss off everyone, either. That used to be a functional definition of "compromise". Too easy to do, and makes too much sense to be accepted by the Gubbmint, so, nevermind. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 31, 2015 06:39 PM (McRlu)

411 i don't blame Murphy for the loss, Tammy. I note that KC pulled ahead right after they showed Mikey Moore and. Maher sitting there. They attracted the Cosmic Forces of Suck and that doomed the Mets.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 06:39 PM (P8951)

412 Salvador Perez sounds like the Dominican Lou Ferrigno.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at October 31, 2015 06:40 PM (OQ9R7)

413 Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 11:36 PM (3pRHP) Damn right it does. I have Russian friends who cannot believe the way things are headed here. Hell, there's a darling little Cuban lady who cashiers at our WalMart who preaches all day long about the how stupid anyone is who votes Democrat. I"m surprised hasn't been fired, although we're pretty red down here.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:40 PM (JqEq4)

414 399 Five months into the experiment, after some initial reservations, I gave up toilet paper. Now I do things the way hundreds of millions (including my extended family) in India do - with water and my left hand. Geez. Nice thing to bring up while I'm eating my leftover Halloween Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. And when I picture this guy in my head, I see some weak, pathetic, little Pajama Boy type. Who can afford to run around with disgusting hands because he ain't getting laid anyway. Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2015 11:36 PM (+lVUW) Don't worry, his day job is setting up the production run for Peanut Butter Cups. He has to hold the safety open with his right hand while he feels around the dies and molds with his left hand to make sure they're properly aligned....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 06:40 PM (EzgxV)

415 College Elbows ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660499348250361856 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660499519113723904 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660499824014458880 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660500054252331008

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2015 06:41 PM (GrXXa)

416 380 Yes!!! Game over. Royals win it.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 11:33 PM (2x3L+)



Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at October 31, 2015 06:41 PM (0O7c5)

417 Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 11:39 PM (P8951) Oh I don't blame him, I just wish it had been someone else!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:41 PM (JqEq4)

418 There stood towering over me with fresh blood dripping from it long incisors, was the univorn herd's Alpha male. And my Acme disintegrator gun was exactly 4.5 meters away with the rest of my gear. Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 11:39 PM (fD00r) Well, it's not like it would have helped you, even if it had been at hand. Acme, yannow.

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote at October 31, 2015 06:41 PM (0yhH4)

419 I can top that. My gyno had a statuette of Hillary! in her examination room. It was leering at me while I was in the stirrups. I'm seeing a new doctor next time. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at October 31, 2015 11:23 PM (jR7Wy) Did you ask her where you can get one, so you can use it for target practice?

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2015 06:42 PM (+lVUW)

420 420 !!!!! win!

Posted by: Jake at October 31, 2015 06:42 PM (QelBn)

421 >>>>> Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 11:35 PM (0yhH4 ---------- Sssh. Not so loud. Don't jinx them.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 06:42 PM (2x3L+)

422 Where's SMFH these days?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:42 PM (JqEq4)

423 More College Elbows ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660500201279463424 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660500349762015232 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660501081118654464 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660501217689382912

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2015 06:42 PM (GrXXa)

424 "My gyno had a statuette of Hillary! in her examination room. It was leering at me while I was in the stirrups." --- All Hail Eris ------------- There's the winner of the 2 sentence horror story contest. Hands down.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 31, 2015 06:42 PM (JfN61)

425 >>>Is the Sleepy Hollow with Depp worth watching?
I probably won't really pay attention all that much, but it's coming on an hour ago. Wait - now.
Damn DST!
Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 11:26 PM (/QyKy)

It's ok.
Posted by: Buzzion at October 31, 2015 11:29 PM (G2Ncq)<<<



Never (really) been a fan of hers, but it's got a pretty attractive version of Christina Ricci in it.

Posted by: Sam Hain at October 31, 2015 06:43 PM (eteeV)

426 kbdabear still bringin' the babes despite the game. Pure class right there.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:43 PM (JqEq4)

427 Split the difference in the times by 30 minutes, set the clocks there, and leave 'em along forevermore. Won't please everyone, won't piss off everyone, either. That used to be a functional definition of "compromise". Too easy to do, and makes too much sense to be accepted by the Gubbmint, so, nevermind. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at October 31, 2015 11:39 PM (McRlu) Obligatory: "Half-hour earlier in Newfoundland."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 06:43 PM (0yhH4)

428 Five months into the experiment, after some initial reservations, I gave up toilet paper. .......................... lefty's are grody who the fuck gives up TP? ??

Posted by: Jake at October 31, 2015 06:43 PM (QelBn)

429 Hammer. The police rarely do. He's probably clammed up at the advice of a lawyer.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 06:43 PM (Wo9OY)

430 The only downside to possessing a statuette of Hillary! is quite obvious.  How does one practise sympathetic magic upon an unsympathetic person?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 06:44 PM (fD00r)

431 Posted by: Jim at October 31, 2015 11:39 PM (McRlu) You're kind of a genius!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:44 PM (JqEq4)

432 And how's your back??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:44 PM (JqEq4)

433 Pass the duckie from the left hand side.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 31, 2015 06:44 PM (p9ACE)

434 AND runs around telling it everywhere. Honest to God, these people are fucking insane. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor **** It is all about narcissism. They get to smugly trump other "conservationists" with that insane behavior.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 06:44 PM (hVdx9)

435 Where's SMFH these days? Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:42 PM (JqEq4) ****** Lurking, probably.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 06:44 PM (gdiBW)

436 Is the Sleepy Hollow with Depp worth watching? I probably won't really pay attention all that much, but it's coming on an hour ago. Wait - now. Damn DST! Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 11:26 PM (/QyKy) Yes. Not very faithful to the original story, but an interesting adaptation, with a first-rate cast, from Christopher Lee as the judge to Christopher Walken as the horseman.

Posted by: HTL at October 31, 2015 06:45 PM (uxTTM)

437 When the Royals keep hitting singles that find holes and the Mets smoke a shot right at the 3rd basemen that doubles off the runner, the Batting Average Ball In Play gods are not on your side Hats off to the Royals, they're playing their game.

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2015 06:45 PM (GrXXa)

438 407 323 The mysteries of Halloween math - When I only buy as much candy as I needed LAST year, I run out halfway through the evening. When I go out and buy EXTRA candy, I get about 12 kids total -------------------- Heh. That's why I quit bothering. Since the theif next door took off in the middle of the night, his adorable kids can't come get spolied. And the asshole across the street with the blower 4x per day? His wife left him & took the kid. So no reason to buy candy anymore. Besides, our block is long, the front porches are over 100 ft off the street & 100 ft apart. Most kids have done the math - "Skip that street. We can easily triple our take on the next block." Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 11:38 PM (/QyKy) I've got to do better at keeping up....leafblower dude's alone, now? Color me shocked.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 06:45 PM (EzgxV)

439 "Besides, our block is long, the front porches are over 100 ft off the street & 100 ft apart. Most kids have done the math - 'Skip that street. We can easily triple our take on the next block.'"

Not this year, but a previous year, a gaggle of kids showed up at the door in costume, and instead of a parental combat air patrol orbiting at the sidewalk, there was a line of parked Big Wheels.

Cover more ground in less time.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 06:45 PM (noWW6)

440 Three squares and a cot.

Posted by: Cheryl Crow at October 31, 2015 06:45 PM (p9ACE)

441 Stanford looking shaky.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:45 PM (vsbNu)

442 For dude's two bags of trash in a year, I really wanted to see what he couldn't live without and chastise him for it.



It must be a type of mental illness.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 31, 2015 06:46 PM (AC0lD)

443 KC does seem to have the mojo cranking on all cylinders.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:46 PM (JqEq4)

444 Did you ask her where you can get one, so you can use it for target practice?
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2015 11:42 PM (+lVUW)


Are you sure you want to ask that sort of question of someone who can choose what size speculum she wants to use?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:46 PM (3pRHP)

445 Don't forget to adjust your clocks back an hour tonight as daylight saving time ends. Daylight savings time is totally retarded. Ben Franklin should be dug up and slapped for it. I'd rather his ridiculous phonetic alphabet had made it, instead, and that really blows chunks in all sorts of ways.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 06:46 PM (zc3Db)

446 AOP ( and other gearheads) - The Auto du Jour. 1950 Ford Deluxe Coupe. Spied outside of The Moose Cafe. And yes, the moose told me it was there. Didn't have time for an extended conversation. The car was *perfect*. He tells me that he also owns the car used in the filming of 'Thunder Road', which was filmed here in Asheville, so that's not a real shocker. Better than that Star Wars car, I think. http://preview.tinyurl.com/oretp3f

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:46 PM (9mTYi)

447 Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 11:45 PM (noWW6) That is adorable!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:47 PM (JqEq4)

448 423 Where's SMFH these days? Posted by: Tammy al-Thor ------------------------ She got herself banned while socking a troll recently. And doesn't mind it too much, as she felt the need to take a break for a bit anyway. She still visits from her phone Hotspot here & there, though.

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 06:47 PM (/QyKy)

449 Anyway, I am turning in...thank you all for a delightful, educational evening.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 06:48 PM (JqEq4)

450 9-3 Washington State

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:48 PM (vsbNu)

451 Never (really) been a fan of hers, but it's got a pretty attractive version of Christina Ricci in it.

Posted by: Sam Hain at October 31, 2015 11:43 PM (eteeV)



Christina Ricci was at her peak in Prozac Nation.

Posted by: cm9000[/i] at October 31, 2015 06:48 PM (2TUVm)

452 441 Three squares and a cot. Posted by: Cheryl Crow at October 31, 2015 11:45 PM (p9ACE) How wasteful of you.

Posted by: the guy from the WaPo story in the ONT post at October 31, 2015 06:48 PM (EHU9F)

453 Dammit. Someone in the neighborhood is practicing with their pistol. Apparently in their basement, but shit, it's almost midnight, and it's clearly disturbing. Stupid shit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:49 PM (9mTYi)

454 stanford is playing a football game against washington state. should i watch? i don't think so and here's why: they don't have a team name! or mascot!. that's right, i just found this out because i wondered about the tree on the "s" on their helmets. it's just a general symbol of the university. and they're not the cardinals, either. that is a reference to the team's color, cardinal red. no, they used to be the indians for like 70 years, but they dropped that team name in the early '70s because of pc. they administration refused to accept a new name chosen by students in an election, the "robber barons " (stanford was a railroad tycoon). so they do not have a team name!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 31, 2015 06:50 PM (WTSFk)

455 He tells me that he also owns the car used in the filming of 'Thunder Road', which was filmed here in Asheville, so that's not a real shocker. Better than that Star Wars car, I think. http://preview.tinyurl.com/oretp3f Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 11:46 PM (9mTYi) A pretty little shoebox Ford! They were what the cool kids drove when I was a kid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 06:50 PM (0yhH4)

456 "Five months into the experiment, after some initial reservations, I gave up toilet paper. Now I do things the way hundreds of millions (including my extended family) in India do - with water and my left hand."

And this sounds like the two sentence horror story.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:50 PM (3pRHP)

457 She got herself banned while socking a troll recently. Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 11:47 PM (/QyKy) --LMAO, That's how I got banned a few years ago, I think.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:50 PM (vsbNu)

458 Saturday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660520963847663617 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660521256102584320 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660521697112678400 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660521967951462400 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660522276010516480 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660522544508870656 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/660522821412589568

Posted by: kbdabear at October 31, 2015 06:51 PM (GrXXa)

459 Teriffic kids tonight probably 30 of them. All age appropriate, all polite, all with nice costumes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:52 PM (9mTYi)

460 For reference, it is almost 1:30 am in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:52 PM (TEpA2)

461 Not this year, but a previous year, a gaggle of kids showed up at the door in costume, and instead of a parental combat air patrol orbiting at the sidewalk, there was a line of parked Big Wheels. Cover more ground in less time. Posted by: torquewrench -------------------- That is all kinds of awesome! I'd find out which one organized it, and give him an extra handful of candy, myself. And cooth, I just found out last week. She's been gone for a couple months. And living at his parents' house!

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 06:52 PM (/QyKy)

462 they don't have a team name! or mascot!. that's right, i just found this out because i wondered about the tree on the "s" on their helmets. it's just a general symbol of the university. and they're not the cardinals, either. that is a reference to the team's color, cardinal red. no, they used to be the indians for like 70 years, but they dropped that team name in the early '70s because of pc. they administration refused to accept a new name chosen by students in an election, the "robber barons " (stanford was a railroad tycoon). so they do not have a team name! Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 31, 2015 11:50 PM (WTSFk) --Makes no sense to me. Thy're the Cardinal, but their mascot is a tree. Well, they're losing now, FWIW.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 06:52 PM (vsbNu)

463 Well, I am planning to hang around until it is still today for you east coasters.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:53 PM (3pRHP)

464 And this sounds like the two sentence horror story.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 11:50 PM (3pRHP)



Yeah, my desire to visit India just went down.



Oh, thanks for the tip on the gardening thread about lime. I did put lime down last month so hopefully that will also help keep the grass intact over the winter.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 31, 2015 06:53 PM (AC0lD)

465 Good night, Tammy!!!!

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 06:54 PM (TEpA2)

466 For reference, it is almost 1:30 am in Newfoundland and Labrador. Posted by: Vendette --------------- Probably chilly too. Maybe I should take a Gander...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:55 PM (9mTYi)

467 Cops bust basement sharpshooter Film at 11

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 06:55 PM (Omh3b)

468 415 399 Five months into the experiment, after some initial reservations, I gave up toilet paper. Now I do things the way hundreds of millions (including my extended family) in India do - with water and my left hand.


But all cultures are equally valid, whether they have put men on the moon or they wipe their asses with their hands.


Come to think of it, those wiping their asses with their hands are clearly superior. But for some reason, shaking hands never caught on ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 06:55 PM (oKE6c)

469 Good night all. Work those Plan Bs. We may need them. And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 31, 2015 06:55 PM (u82oZ)

470 this is the only night of the year when working night tour sucks. woo hoo 13 hour tour!

Posted by: the real ch3 at October 31, 2015 06:56 PM (iem58)

471 409 They've got Hunt for Red October on again on the TV. I'm reminded once again why I almost burned down the theater many years ago...... You're going to have to explain, because most people really like that movie.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 31, 2015 06:56 PM (VdICR)

472 Is it still today yet somewhere?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:57 PM (3pRHP)

473 Tammy al Thor. My back is in fair shape. My right shoulder is rather trashed, I'm sad to report. If anyone has any Houston area contacts where I might bargain with cash greenback USC to get an MRI on the shoulder, I'd appreciate it. Doc says I need to get MRI / arthogram to see if there is a "label tear". Best price he's got on referral is about $900. That hurts nearly as much as the shoulder itself right now. I've got a ridiculously high pain tolerance, and I'd say that the baseline level of pain here, 24/7, is about a "five" on the scale. At times it gets much worse, too. Thankfully, plain aspirin is quite effective for me, but I still need to take a half of a vicodin tablet to be able to fade off to sleep. NO vicodin through the day, though. I wouldn't get a damn thing done if I did. So, yeah. Shoulder wise, I'm down about 30% of range of motion, and a good 50% on strength. In other words, I can barely hoist a glass of bourbon, but do persevere thus. It is the Moron Way. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 31, 2015 06:58 PM (McRlu)

474 Cops bust basement sharpshooter Film at 11 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian ------------- The asshole always fires off two 17 round magazines, and that's it. Don't have time to figure out where he lives. If I could, we would have words.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 06:58 PM (9mTYi)

475 And I have to confess to the horde. Out of the hundreds of people I saw dressed up tonight I wasn't offended by any. Is there something wrong with me?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 31, 2015 06:58 PM (9jeGC)

476 Yeah, my desire to visit India just went down.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 31, 2015 11:53 PM (AC0lD)


You had a desire to visit India? Why?


I was invited there to give lectures on any number of occasions, but sadly I was unable to accept. Mainly because I didn't want to turn my GI tract inside out, and wasn't that interested in watching corpses float down the Ganges.


A colleague accepted a corresponding invitation, and in the run-up to his trip I used to kid him about this. He didn't laugh very much. Or at all.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 06:59 PM (oKE6c)

477 Maybe I should take a Gander...

What's good for Goose Bay is good for Gander ...

Posted by: screech at October 31, 2015 06:59 PM (DCPtp)

478 So for those of you who are metered on your job performance by how long you spend on the phone, I suggest calling the speaking clock on work hours. 
You are fine until your calls are monitored for quality assurance.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 06:59 PM (3pRHP)

479 Goodnight Tammy! I just saw on the news that a state representative was arrested for drunk driving (and the tape shows he was clearly quite sloshed), despite the fact that his own sister was killed by a drunk driver. The report didn't mention his party so I googled josh Zepnick - yeah, the dudes a D..

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 07:00 PM (P8951)

480 There are some places where, if you ever have to go there, it's a good idea to stay inside and enjoy the hospitality of the hyper-Americanized/Westernized Hilton hotel as often and long as possible. India is one of them, I would say.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:02 PM (ntObR)

481 479 So for those of you who are metered on your job performance by how long you spend on the phone, I suggest calling the speaking clock on work hours.
You are fine until your calls are monitored for quality assurance.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 11:59 PM (3pRHP)



Why not call a like-minded colleague?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:02 PM (oKE6c)

482 Mr. Hammer deduction my an, de deductions. That and tests for gun shot residue Mike Hammer CSI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 07:02 PM (QvClr)

483 @142...Tammy........ "Are you the Dude, Walking Dude" Sorry I had to go brew coffee (it's almost noon in China). I'll go halfway around the world to find work and stay off the public dole. If the "Big Lebowski" character was the "Dude" then I am actually the "anti Dude" (the anti matter equivalent of "The Dude"). If I were to ever meet "The Dude" we would annihilate each other in an explosion thus nullifying our mutual existence. That's why I have to keep moving so I don't come into contact with "The Dude". That why I walk a lot.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at October 31, 2015 07:03 PM (RTbK8)

484 It has stopped raining, at least.  It was pouring down earlier.  Cats were frantic since they wanted out, but they didn't want to be out in the rain.

My big black tom invented the game of going to the door, meowing until I got up, and then stealing my chair. 

Posted by: Kindltot at October 31, 2015 07:04 PM (3pRHP)

485 Jim - I'm thinking that you shouldn't let this go much longer without getting repairs underway.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:04 PM (9mTYi)

486 Cougs up 12-3 over the Cardinal at the half.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 07:04 PM (vsbNu)

487 What's good for Goose Bay is good for Gander ... Posted by: screech at October 31, 2015 11:59 PM (DCPtp) What's good for Dildo is good for....oh, wait

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 07:04 PM (0yhH4)

488 481 There are some places where, if you ever have to go there, it's a good idea to stay inside and enjoy the hospitality of the hyper-Americanized/Westernized Hilton hotel as often and long as possible.
India is one of them, I would say.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2015 12:02 AM (ntObR)



Shittier parts of NYC and most American cities are others. But in all such cases, why not just stay home and watch video produced by some intrepid fool who actually went there?


I've traveled around the world any number of times, but have always assiduously avoided fetching up in India. Or most of sub-Saharan Africa, outside of RSA. Both for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:04 PM (oKE6c)

489 G'Night, Tammy.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at October 31, 2015 07:04 PM (OQ9R7)

490 ok good night all, sweet dreams
and don't forget to set your clock forward, backwards, or however you damn well feel like it

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 31, 2015 07:05 PM (uZNvH)

491 The funniest "blooper" on that video is the one where the anchorwoman believes she's interviewing a defender of Edward Snowden and he's talking about Edward Scissorhands - and she doesn't catch on.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 07:06 PM (P8951)

492 Mr. Hammer, yep. Concur. When the injury affects fapping effectiveness, well, that's factual cause for concern. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 31, 2015 07:06 PM (McRlu)

493 I've traveled around the world any number of times, but have always assiduously avoided fetching up in India. Or most of sub-Saharan Africa, outside of RSA. Both for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 01, 2015 12:04 AM (oKE6c)



Btw, this is why I find Obongo's trip to Pakistan to be most suspect. There are things I'd like to see in India; the Taj Mahal leaps to mind in this connection. The only thing I'd want to see in Pakistan is the airport departure lounge.


I cannot imagine why anyone would ever choose to go there for an innocent reason.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:07 PM (oKE6c)

494 I just saw on the news that a state representative was arrested for drunk driving (and the tape shows he was clearly quite sloshed), despite the fact that his own sister was killed by a drunk driver. The report didn't mention his party so I googled josh Zepnick - yeah, the dudes a D.. Posted by: Donna ------------------ Happened with a hyper-Progressive City Councilman here. DUI, *AND* no tag on the car. AND, he is the head of the Safety Committee, i.e., the committee that oversees the PD. You would think the guy would resign or be hounded from office, but no. In fact, he will be re-elected.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:08 PM (9mTYi)

495 Foreign country visits? Yeah I have gone to and will go again to Canada. Awesome fishing, natural beauty I am an American mutt. Prussian, German, English French Canadian. Don't even know where to start to visit the old country As an American you are nuts if you choose to go to any 3rd world shit hole, India, Pakistan come to mind, Call me boring 1/2 my weekends at the cabin. The other half here at home working in the yard and going fishing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 07:08 PM (ZZgPW)

496 If Christina Ricci and Peyton Manning had a love child it would be nothing but a forehead.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 31, 2015 07:09 PM (G2Ncq)

497 A while ago, I watched a video documenting (in English) the procedures for using an Indian latrine for visitors to the country. He insisted that the whole wipe-your-butthole-with-your-hand technique is "very very clean." The same guy also created a complementary how-to video (in Hindi) for using American toilets.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at October 31, 2015 07:09 PM (EHU9F)

498 449 423 Where's SMFH these days? Posted by: Tammy al-Thor ------------------------ She got herself banned while socking a troll recently. And doesn't mind it too much, as she felt the need to take a break for a bit anyway. She still visits from her phone Hotspot here & there, though. Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 11:47 PM (/QyKy) I hope she's back soon. I have a beautiful tile plaque from Snowhill Tileworks ( http://www.snowhillpotteryandtileworks.com/ ) of a cicada that I picked up a couple of years ago while in North Carolina. I used to keep it in the bay window off my dining room -- now it's 12 inches to my left. Every time I look at it, I fret that it's here instead of with the family of SMFH's beautiful grandbaby*. If the grandbaby's gonna be "cute as a bug" and named after one, it might help to have something tangible to show how lovely that can be. *I feel stupid in noting that "with SMFH" is included in "with the family of SMFH's beautiful grandbaby." Such are the times that try men's souls.....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 07:09 PM (EzgxV)

499 Slapweasel, tell me KC will win the whole thing. Or else lie to me gently

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 07:09 PM (2x3L+)

500 This clock shit confuses me. -Ahmed the genius clock maker

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 31, 2015 07:10 PM (9jeGC)

501 Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 31, 2015 11:59 PM (oKE6c)
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2015 12:02 AM (ntObR)



I worked for an Indian - India company. I'd like to see the Taj Mahal. But qdpsteve is right, the most Westernized accommodations I can get.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 31, 2015 07:10 PM (AC0lD)

502 Mike Hammer CSI Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian ------------------ Which means that I can get DNA tests, gunshot residue tests, etc., run in the time that it takes to run a 60 sec. commercial.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:10 PM (9mTYi)

503
I gave up toilet paper. Now I do things the way hundreds of millions (including my extended family) in India do - with water and my left hand.

Darshan Karwat is an AAAS science and technology policy fellow at the Department of Energy and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan.




"Hmmmm - this fun size Almond Joy from the Karwat place tastes kinda funny..."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 07:10 PM (kdS6q)

504 Here's a private hospital in Nuevo Laredo that offers MRI: https://www.health-tourism.com/medical-centers/san-angel-hospital/dep/imaging/ I just searched "MRI clinic, Mexico" and the health-tourism site was at the top of the pile. I guess you have to call to get a price.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 07:11 PM (0yhH4)

505 Wow, 8 lateral play by Miami to win the game --disputedly.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 07:12 PM (vsbNu)

506 "If anyone has any Houston area contacts where I might bargain with cash greenback USC to get an MRI on the shoulder, I'd appreciate it. Doc says I need to get MRI / arthogram to see if there is a 'label tear'. Best price he's got on referral is about $900. That hurts nearly as much as the shoulder itself right now."

Now this is astonishing: that TX is supposed to be America's champion state for laissez-faire free market capitalism, and yet even there, stuff like routine medical imaging has been made wildly artificially expensive and difficult to access.

I actually think cash MRI prices are lower in Commiefornia.

Mind, blowing of, some disassembly required.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 07:13 PM (noWW6)

507 Tammy, If you're lurking before pillowtime, or come back, SMFH says hi. (First she said "I really like Tammy.")

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 07:13 PM (/QyKy)

508 Good nite morons. Sleep calls

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 07:13 PM (MwNIp)

509 462 Not this year, but a previous year, a gaggle of kids showed up at the door in costume, and instead of a parental combat air patrol orbiting at the sidewalk, there was a line of parked Big Wheels. Cover more ground in less time. Posted by: torquewrench -------------------- That is all kinds of awesome! I'd find out which one organized it, and give him an extra handful of candy, myself. And cooth, I just found out last week. She's been gone for a couple months. And living at his parents' house! Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 11:52 PM (/QyKy) On the one hand: wow, his own parents know him to be an insufferable asshole. On the other hand: while you had said things before, I stood in your front yard and watched, and he really is a complete asshole.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 07:14 PM (EzgxV)

510 L,Elle, at this point the Royals only have to win one more. The Mets have to win three. And two of those games will be in KC. anything can happen in baseball but I like the Royals chances.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 07:14 PM (P8951)

511 Tell SMFH I'm sorry about our misunderstanding

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at October 31, 2015 07:14 PM (8PcKC)

512 Damn right it does. I have Russian friends who cannot believe the way things are headed here. Hell, there's a darling little Cuban lady who cashiers at our WalMart who preaches all day long about the how stupid anyone is who votes Democrat. I"m surprised hasn't been fired, although we're pretty red down here. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 11:40 PM (JqEq4) Back in the 80's my Spanish professor in college was a guy who fled Cuba after Castro took over. He was a lawyer for the government, and was scheduled to be "re-educated". He was going out the back door as Castro's men were busting in the front door. All he ever talked about was how stupid anyone could be for voting for communists like the Democrats. Plus he loved the USA and made sure that he exercised his 2nd Amendment rights at all times since he always had his 45 in his open briefcase on his desk. At his house, there was a gun about every 15 feet. He was certain that Castro had a bounty out on him, and that if anyone came to cash it in, some of them would be getting flown back to Havana the cargo hold of a plane. Nice thing about going to a small school in rural Virginia is that the campus police and school administration had a very relaxed standard on guns on campus.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at October 31, 2015 07:14 PM (Z7G74)

513 Stateless Infidel, thanks. Jay, can understand.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:16 PM (ntObR)

514 As an American you are nuts if you choose to go to any 3rd world shit hole, India, Pakistan come to mind, Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 01, 2015 12:08 AM (ZZgPW) --Went to Angola for a relative's wedding. Had stopovers in Namibia and South Africa. Lots of fun. Also went to India and spent time staying with a classmate's family. Also fun. Also enjoyed Peru, Bolivia, and Indonesia. My one scare was getting the runs in Hyderabad, but fortunately I had a pack of tissue given on the Virgin flight to Delhi.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 07:16 PM (vsbNu)

515 Ashley Judd, I actually had a older Latina Sociology professor at Long Beach City College in 1986, who said, out loud, to her class... "The biggest problem with society today, is that people don't take responsibility for their actions." Even then, there was enough PCism in college that it made my head turn.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:17 PM (ntObR)

516 Did Obama pick the mets to win?

Posted by: Buzzion at October 31, 2015 07:17 PM (G2Ncq)

517 (She was a Sociology prof who was Latina. Not a "Latina Sociology" prof.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:18 PM (ntObR)

518 Buzzion, no worries, he'll have the Supreme Court order that the Mets actually won.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:18 PM (ntObR)

519 As an American you are nuts if you choose to go to any 3rd world shit hole, India, Pakistan come to mind,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 01, 2015 12:08 AM (ZZgPW)



Yep. I've been to many Third World countries, and they were all perfectly much OK. Egypt was (at the time) a great destination; so much to see and do (e.g., Valley of the Kings), it was wonderful. (Best part: seeing 200 year old French grafitti on top of 2000 year old Roman graffiti on top of 2500 year old Greek grafitti - "Aristophanes loves Elektra," that sort of thing). Also true of Tunisia to a lesser extent, with its Roman ruins. No way I'd go to either one now, with the feral Muslims running around loose killing visitors.

China, Thailand, etc. all A-OK.

The worst Third World country I've ever been to: the USSR. Boy, did that place suck.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:18 PM (oKE6c)

520 As I understand it, the USSR today is the world's most open kleptocracy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:21 PM (ntObR)

521 Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at October 31, 2015 11:58 PM (McRlu) Look in the phone book or the interwebs for imaging places. The $900 is probably the insurance price, and most will do the thing for a lot less if you tell them that you are going to be paying cash money for it. Doctors sure do love having that money on the day of the visit instead of waiting 9-12 months for their money from the insurance company.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at October 31, 2015 07:21 PM (Z7G74)

522 227 Yes, it is. I myself am mostly terrified of daywalkers. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 31, 2015 10:56 PM (JqEq4) --- They're a contentious lot, ain't they? Tammy dear, you and I were daywalking here when you told me I was in LA instead of AR. TY much appreciated. Now after an awesome Meat Loaf concert I'm going back downstairs to win some money at blackjack. Smart idea, prolly not. But I'm a Moron. Be well, see you in a few. T

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2015 07:22 PM (RiPnV)

523 The worst third world country I've ever been to was New Jersey. Real shithole.

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 07:22 PM (/QyKy)

524 521 As I understand it, the USSR today is the world's most open kleptocracy.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2015 12:21 AM (ntObR)




A small but characteristic vignette: a four-star hotel had a men's room that consisted of a hole in the floor with footprints on either side.


Not to draw too fine a point on it, but the patrons could have used a Norden bombsight.


My wife informed me that the ladies' was something short of pristine too.


Imagine going into the Hilton in Manhattan and having to tiptoe through the tulips, as it were, to use the can. Welcome to the Workers' Paradise!

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:25 PM (oKE6c)

525 "No way I'd go to either one now, with the feral Muslims running around loose killing visitors. China, Thailand, etc. all A-OK."

The southern reaches of Thailand have their own feral Muslim problem.

Also, occasionally, in far inland western China.

Neither one of these countries are overly troubled by political correctness in their responses to said problems.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 07:25 PM (noWW6)

526 Lets see - visit 3rd world shithole or take a drive through Gary Indiana? Tough call.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 07:26 PM (P8951)

527 Jay, yeesh. Hope that wasn't the type of toilet they featured in the actual rooms.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:26 PM (ntObR)

528 Enjoy your vacation Farmer!

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 07:28 PM (P8951)

529 Hope that wasn't the type of toilet they featured in the actual rooms.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2015 12:26 AM (ntObR)


No. They were normal porcelain jobs, some of which flushed when there was sufficient water pressure (usually between midnight and 4 am) to reach the higher floors.


When we first arrived I joked with my wife, wondering if they had a gym there.


Turns out they didn't need one. The elevators didn't work, so I carried our luggage up 14 stories. Workout completed.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:29 PM (oKE6c)

530 Jay, sounds wonderful. Bernie Sanders' dream accommodations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:29 PM (ntObR)

531 Jay, sounds wonderful. Bernie Sanders' dream accommodations. Posted by: qdpsteve But the best free health care in the world!

Posted by: Michael Moore at October 31, 2015 07:31 PM (FkBIv)

532 512 Tell SMFH I'm sorry about our misunderstanding Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian --------------------- I did. No worries whatsoever. You have mail, btw.

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 07:33 PM (/QyKy)

533 Cougs up 15-3 over Stanford.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 07:34 PM (vsbNu)

534 516 Ashley Judd, I actually had a older Latina Sociology professor at Long Beach City College in 1986, who said, out loud, to her class... "The biggest problem with society today, is that people don't take responsibility for their actions." Even then, there was enough PCism in college that it made my head turn. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2015 12:17 AM (ntObR) That is the same time I was in college, and boy howdy was I glad that I was on a very conservative college campus. While every other college campus was having those Nuclear Freeze rallies, our campus was pretty much pushing for increased nukes. Having a college President that was very conservative with an economics dept run by a free marked capitalist and a Poli Sci dept run by a conservative Mormon sure did open eyes. Plus, the Cuban Spanish professor was one of the most popular guys on campus. The most popular? A French professor that was a Viet Nam vet that was fucking armed to the teeth. Funny thing about all of this is that the current (and soon to be gone) college President is a fucking Obama clone complete with the Mooch clone. He came in with much promise and is leaving with the student body AND faculty both united against him. And yes, the student body is still very conservative, and so conservative that the black votes against Obama probably all came from the student body there.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at October 31, 2015 07:34 PM (Z7G74)

535 "Doctors sure do love having that money on the day of the visit instead of waiting 9-12 months for their money from the insurance company."

It's not only the delay. It's that the up-front money is actual in-hand money, whereas the insurors may NEVER actually pay.

I know a guy who used to work in automation of solo medical practices.

He said a certain percentage of insurance submissions just get ignored. Deliberately so. The insurors will quietly wait out the practice. Eventually some practices lose the claim or get tired of delaying, and write it off.

Also, the rule of fifths. In a solo medical group, one-fifth of the not medically certified employees handle stuff like janitorial and restocking work, one-fifth do appointment scheduling and the like, and three-fifths code and submit claims.

If you can get 60% of your office labor cost to instantly go away with up-front cash billing? Most businesses would walk over broken glass soaked in burning gasoline to achieve that sort of an improvement.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 07:34 PM (noWW6)

536 I posted this earlier but I think people missed it. *I* think it's funny anyway. A business here in my town of Lakewood, Allen Tire Company, actually put up on their marquee outside: "Pumpkin Spice Oil Changes Are Back" Not kidding, not a photoshop. I can show you my post and pic about this at FB if you want.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:35 PM (ntObR)

537 Did Obama pick the Mets to win?

Posted by: Buzzion


No, I think he picked the Cubs since he's a Chicago crook.  So through transitional sports bracketing implications, he would probably pick the Mets subconsciously.

Plus Bill Maher is a fractional owner of the Mets.

I thought the Mets would win the Series since they've been so hot, but I can't say I am not pleased that the Royals are winning.  I actually hope that there is a game six and Johnny Cueto  (former Red) gets to win the Series for the Royals.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 31, 2015 07:36 PM (+1T7c)

538 Fiancee is estimating about 80 victims tonight.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 07:37 PM (EzgxV)

539 @515, "Had a pack of tissue given on the Virgin flight to Dehli". Heh, that made me remember my first sanitary situation in China well over a decade ago. I just landed, got picked up at the airport and got taken to a restaurant and went to the Washroom. Upon entering the stall and seeing the little porcelain lined hole in the floor....I exclaimed "Somebody stole the toilet". Something should have told me to look around some more but I didn't as nature was calling. Well I squatted down facing the door and when finished looked for the toilet paper. There was none. There was not even a fixture for it. Being a quick thinking fellow I used 1 Renmibi bills I had the foresight to bring with me with me to accomplish the necessary paperwork. At an exchange rate of about 12 cents per RMB at the time it was still the most expensive toilet paper I ever used. I wonder if doing that was some sort of "State Crime". I'm sure they intend for didn't Mao's face to be up close and personal in that fashion. So remember kids, In China they don't provide toilet paper in rest rooms except at a major airport or in a 5 star hotel because the Chinese people steal it. It's BYOTP.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at October 31, 2015 07:37 PM (RTbK8)

540 476 Out of the hundreds of people I saw dressed up tonight I wasn't offended by any. Is there something wrong with me? Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 31, 2015 11:58 PM (9jeGC) --------------- Yes, there is something wrong with you. One little kid came to our place dressed as a cop. Obviously a racist, genocidal repudiation of the BLM movement. There was the usual assortment of cisnormative princesses. I mean GIRLS debasing themselves. Not one single boy was dressed as a princess --- and you know that plenty of them wanted to. A cute black girl was dressed as Elsa from Frozen. That's the world we live in. The only way a black girl can find acceptance is by trying to pass as a Scandi. Then there were the little pre-school twins, brother and sister, dressed respectively as Va Tech football player and cheerleader. Do I have to tell you what's wrong with that?!? And why are all the ghosts ....white? Eh? I could go on and on. Because I'm sensitive. I care.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 31, 2015 07:38 PM (JfN61)

541 Enjoy your vacation Farmer! Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at November 01, 2015 12:28 AM TY Donna, it's been fun. Now if I don't lose my azz at blackjack tonight it will be better. Then of course I have to cross the Mississippi a couple of times w/ my fear of heights. Just look at the road, just look at the road... Hope this isn't the last message from me...

Posted by: Farmer at October 31, 2015 07:38 PM (RiPnV)

542 531 Jay, sounds wonderful. Bernie Sanders' dream accommodations.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2015 12:29 AM (ntObR)



It was. I'm glad we went, just for the experience, but I wouldn't hurry back. (At one juncture a Russian colleague gushed that they wanted me to come back to give a lecture at their institute the following February (!). My wife, standing behind this (very nice) guy was gesticulating wildly to indicate "no way.")


The ultimate calibration: on the flight back to London, the BA pilot came on the PA system to announce we'd just left Soviet airspace, and the passengers on the plane erupted in cheering.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:38 PM (oKE6c)

543 Yes, someone explain to cdr-m that homeopathic means it contains nothing but water, and apparently alcohol to keep the water from growing things.

it is imaginary medicine, so no need to sit on a toilet.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 31, 2015 07:38 PM (LWu6U)

544 So remember kids, In China they don't provide toilet paper in rest rooms except at a major airport or in a 5 star hotel because the Chinese people steal it.

It's BYOTP.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at November 01, 2015 12:37 AM (RTbK


As the Venezuelans are finding out now. What is it with Reds and TP?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:40 PM (oKE6c)

545 Jay, you're a braver man than I. I'm too much the coward to ever even visit Mexico.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:40 PM (ntObR)

546 Yes, someone explain to cdr-m that homeopathic means it contains nothing but water, and apparently alcohol to keep the water from growing things. it is imaginary medicine, so no need to sit on a toilet. Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at November 01, 2015 12:38 AM (LWu6U) Indeed. Homeopathic chicken soup: boiled water, that a chicken once waded through.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 07:41 PM (0yhH4)

547 Did Obama pick the Mets to win?

Posted by: Buzzion
No, I think he picked the Cubs since he's a Chicago crook.



My bet is that Obongo picked the Cubs to win the Stanley Cup.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:41 PM (oKE6c)

548 "Slapweasel, tell me KC will win the whole thing. Or else lie to me gently."
-Posted by: L, Elle at November 01, 2015 12:09 AM (2x3L+)

Kansas City will win the World Series.  I would bet just enough money to hurt me for two years on it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 07:42 PM (OQ9R7)

549 TD Cardinal WSU 15 Stanford 10

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 07:42 PM (vsbNu)

550 As the Venezuelans are finding out now. What is it with Reds and TP? Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 01, 2015 12:40 AM (oKE6c) Well, to be fair, if you don't eat, you don't have to shit. So there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 07:42 PM (0yhH4)

551 In China they don't provide toilet paper in rest rooms except at a major airport or in a 5 star hotel because the Chinese people steal it. It's BYOTP. ------------------ We're having the same problem. If only comrade Chavez was still in charge.

Posted by: Venezuela at October 31, 2015 07:43 PM (9mTYi)

552 "They've got Hunt for Red October on again on the TV. I'm reminded once again why I almost burned down the theater many years ago......

You're going to have to explain, because most people really like that movie. Posted by: BourbonChicken"

Most people probably didn't read the book.

(Sorry for the late reply, was taking care of the young'un.)

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 07:43 PM (Wo9OY)

553 AOP, not great. But then there's... Psychopathic Chicken Soup: made from the chicken you strangled and beheaded yourself. Sociopathic Chicken Soup: you've just got to tell everyone you know what an incredible great soup you know how to make. Neurotic Chicken Soup: you love the flavor but worry how much the chicken suffered to make it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:43 PM (ntObR)

554 How expensive is this "laxative? If it's 99 cents I may be hitting CVS like a Tomahawk cruise missile to get some.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 07:43 PM (hVdx9)

555 And I am heading off to town to view the Halloween costumes at the local watering hole. Usually fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 07:44 PM (0yhH4)

556 Well, to be fair, if you don't eat, you don't have to shit. So there's that. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ------------------------ Curious, most ecotards would endorse that perspective.

Posted by: Venezuela at October 31, 2015 07:44 PM (9mTYi)

557 'Curiously', dammit.

Posted by: Venezuela at October 31, 2015 07:44 PM (9mTYi)

558 546 Jay, you're a braver man than I.
I'm too much the coward to ever even visit Mexico.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2015 12:40 AM (ntObR)



I have to confess to some trepidation at first, especially in China and such, but no problem. Everything was fine. Even in Mexico everything has been OK, and probably would be as long you avoided street vendors (which I do in the US, never mind Mexico). So most of our experiences in Third World countries have been fine.


Having said that, I quailed at the prospect of pushing my luck as far as India. That's pretty much where I drew the line.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:45 PM (oKE6c)

559 Curiously sheds corrupt socialist state sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:46 PM (9mTYi)

560 How expensive is this "laxative? If it's 99 cents I may be hitting CVS like a Tomahawk cruise missile to get some. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at November 01, 2015 12:43 AM (hVdx9) That thought crossed my mercenary little mind, too. No such luck, it's $6.99 per one ounce bottle. Top shelf booze is a lot cheaper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 07:46 PM (0yhH4)

561
You know, they say on Halloween, the spirits walk the night. Let's see -- drag out the Ouija board

Are there any friends from beyond with us tonight?

[Y-E-S]

What is your name?

{B-U-Z-Z-I-O-N]

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 07:46 PM (kdS6q)

562 Jay, yeah, at the point of India, you're playing Wheel of Dread. "And you've come down with... Dysentery!! Here's Sihab to tell you what you've won!! Or maybe more accurate to say, what you've lost..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:47 PM (ntObR)

563 Honest officer, it's only a laxative.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:48 PM (9mTYi)

564 I have to confess to some trepidation at first, especially in China and such, but no problem. Everything was fine. Even in Mexico everything has been OK, and probably would be as long you avoided street vendors (which I do in the US, never mind Mexico). So most of our experiences in Third World countries have been fine. Having said that, I quailed at the prospect of pushing my luck as far as India. That's pretty much where I drew the line. Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 01, 2015 12:45 AM (oKE6c) --I lived in Mexico for a few months last year, and while I did not drink straight water I did brush my teeth with it and got the shits for a stretch. I think I have immunity from the bad water.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 07:48 PM (vsbNu)

565 Indeed. Homeopathic chicken soup: boiled water, that a chicken once waded through.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 01, 2015 12:41 AM (0yhH4)


Once, I debated a homeopathy fan who claimed that water retained the "imprint" of the drugs that had been in it.


So, in my inimitably charming way, I asked him if the water also retained the imprint of the turds that had been it.


That was pretty much the end of the conversation.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:48 PM (oKE6c)

566 "No such luck, it's $6.99 per one ounce bottle. Top shelf booze is a lot cheaper. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon"

I'm in the wrong effing business....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 07:49 PM (Wo9OY)

567 >>>Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 01, 2015 12:46 AM (kdS6q)<<<




I  a-m  h-e-r-e  a-l-s-o

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum at October 31, 2015 07:50 PM (eteeV)

568 "The ultimate calibration: on the flight back to London, the BA pilot came on the PA system to announce we'd just left Soviet airspace, and the passengers on the plane erupted in cheering."

I have talked to flight deck professionals who used to fly into the ex-USSR as part of their job, and they were all constantly and quietly on edge for fear that even if they did everything absolutely to the letter and navigated perfectly, some sort of confused inept vodka-fueled socialist-paradise fuckup at Voyska PVO could result in the jet being blown out of the sky.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 07:51 PM (noWW6)

569 --I lived in Mexico for a few months last year, and while I did not drink straight water I did brush my teeth with it and got the shits for a stretch. I think I have immunity from the bad water.

Posted by: logprof at November 01, 2015 12:48 AM (vsbNu)


That's the risk: you won't need a flight home. You can just drop trou and bend over facing toward your destination, which you'll reach jet-propelled.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:51 PM (oKE6c)

570 After an the unfortunate consumption of an ill-advised quantity of shredded, pickled kohlrabi in Paris, I experienced *severe* stomach cramps. I staggered down to the local chemists where I expected to find some equivalent of Belladona, or Parigoric. Nope, what the gave me were charcoal tablet to chew. Do you have ANY idea what it is like to chew charcoal? No? Eh, just as well.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:52 PM (9mTYi)

571 ..."Are there any friends from beyond with us tonight?
[Y-E-S]
What is your name?
[B-U-Z-Z-I-O-N]
-Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 01, 2015 12:46 AM (kdS6q)

*spills beer*

STOP DOING THAT!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 07:52 PM (OQ9R7)

572 "Once, I debated a homeopathy fan who claimed that water retained the 'imprint' of the drugs that had been in it.
So, in my inimitably charming way, I asked him if the water also retained the imprint of the turds that had been it.
That was pretty much the end of the conversation."

People should pay their treatment bills to homeopaths with vials of water in which a bundle of $100 notes had previously been soaked.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 07:52 PM (noWW6)

573 That thought crossed my mercenary little mind, too. No such luck, it's $6.99 per one ounce bottle. Top shelf booze is a lot cheaper. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon **** Damn. Back to the cough syrup I go. (kidding)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 07:53 PM (hVdx9)

574 Donna and Slapweasel went with lying to me gently. Ha! Thank you both.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 31, 2015 07:53 PM (2x3L+)

575 UPSET ALERT: WSU now up 22-10 over Stanford.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 07:53 PM (vsbNu)

576 Good night!

Posted by: Vendette at October 31, 2015 07:53 PM (TEpA2)

577 "Nope, what the gave me were charcoal tablet to chew. " Serious case of fat-finger tonight. What they gave me were charcoal tablets to chew.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:54 PM (9mTYi)

578 G'Night, Vendette!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 07:54 PM (OQ9R7)

579 $6.99 a bottle?

Hey Dad I need a twenty.

Why?

I'm constipated.

Here have some MRE grape jelly.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 07:55 PM (fD00r)

580 Damn. Back to the cough syrup I go. (kidding) -------------- Listerine. The OTC Buzz-Of-Choice among hobos.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:55 PM (9mTYi)

581 I think if a séance of 'ettes were to re-enact the "Auto-Pilot" resuscitation scene from the movie Airplane, that they could raise Buzzion from the dead. And yes, I'd expect that he'd "revive" with that same Jack in the Box smile as the scene in the film. Cigarette, included. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 31, 2015 07:56 PM (McRlu)

582
Buzzion, the friendly ghost,
The friendliest ghost you know.
Though grown-ups might
Look at him with fright,
The children all love him so.

He always says hello (Hello),
and he's really glad to meetcha.
Wherever he may go,
He's kind to every living creature.

Grown-ups don't understand
Why children love him the most.
But kids all know
That he loves them so,
Buzzion the friendly ghost.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 07:56 PM (kdS6q)

583 Here have some MRE grape jelly. Posted by: Anna ----------------- Best laugh today.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:56 PM (9mTYi)

584 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2015 07:56 PM (YJmuy)

585 Imagine going to the USSR for your honeymoon! That's what Bernie Sanders did. So romantic! But I wonder which honeymoon. Wiki says he married his first wife in 1964 and his current one in 1988.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 31, 2015 07:56 PM (JfN61)

586 Mike Hammer, are you sure they weren't having some fun at your expense? I can imagine them following up: "great, now swallow these moldy cigarette butts. You'll feel much better!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 07:56 PM (ntObR)

587 "Donna and Slapweasel went with lying to me gently. Ha!
Thank you both
"
-Posted by: L, Elle at November 01, 2015 12:53 AM (2x3L+)

Nope.  Honest Abe.  I would lay upwards of ten grand on the Royals right now.  Of course, the winnings would be about One-Thousand for risking Ten.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 07:56 PM (OQ9R7)

588 "People should pay their treatment bills to homeopaths with vials of water in which a bundle of $100 notes had previously been soaked.

Posted by: torquewrench"

My local bank has an ad that shows a picture of a cell phone with the caption "The last deposit slip you'll ever need"

Somehow, I don't think they'll accept that picture of a $100 bill I sent them.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 07:56 PM (Wo9OY)

589 I have talked to flight deck professionals who used to fly into the ex-USSR as part of their job, and they were all constantly and quietly on edge for fear that even if they did everything absolutely to the letter and navigated perfectly, some sort of confused inept vodka-fueled socialist-paradise fuckup at Voyska PVO could result in the jet being blown out of the sky.
Posted by: torquewrench at November 01, 2015 12:51 AM (noWW6)



What? What are saying? They had drunken fuckups in the Workers' Paradise?


I took an internal flight in the USSR. The plane was full of Russkis returning from Ukraine (the breadbasket of the USSR) to Moscow with all sorts of produce and such. (No chickens on top of the plane, but there would have been had they been able to put them there.)


Now it turns out that Aeroflot pilots are all ex-Red Air Force, and those on internal flights don't really give a shit about the passengers, so their landing approach closely approximates a Stuka coming in for an attack.


One woman had a bunch of honeydew melons in a string basket, and this 70 degree angle of attack caused the melons to break free and roll forward down the aisle, while various passengers stuck their feet out to try to stop them.


You know, the sort of thing that happens on American Airlines all the time.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 07:58 PM (oKE6c)

590 "Damn. Back to the cough syrup I go. (kidding)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale"

Settle down there Trayvon...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 07:59 PM (Wo9OY)

591 I-M-N-O-T-H-E-R-E-Y-E-T

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at October 31, 2015 07:59 PM (DCPtp)

592 Mike Hammer, are you sure they weren't having some fun at your expense? ---------------------- Always possible. Hell, my own pharmacist here may do the same thing: "Heh. Here comes Hammer, what can we do to him this time?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 07:59 PM (9mTYi)

593 People should pay their treatment bills to homeopaths with vials of water in which a bundle of $100 notes had previously been soaked.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 01, 2015 12:52 AM (noWW6)



I love it!

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 08:00 PM (oKE6c)

594 Jay, ever been at Miami watching all the jets going to places like Honduras or Venezuela?  Same thing happens except its usually several 24-packs of toilet paper as carry-on.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 08:00 PM (fD00r)

595 ..."You know, the sort of thing that happens on American Airlines all the time."
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 01, 2015 12:58 AM (oKE6c)

*rimshot!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:00 PM (OQ9R7)

596 "I lived in Mexico for a few months last year, and while I did not drink straight water I did brush my teeth with it and got the shits for a stretch. I think I have immunity from the bad water."

I have never had the courage to deliberately implement this in my own person, but in some quarters of the special ops community, the idea when deploying to a Third World theater with contaminated water is to get there about two weeks before assumption of operational duties, and proceed to slurp down the very worst local water, and patiently wait out the process of violently vomiting and shitting as one's system acclimates to the bugs.

The idea being that afterward, you are good to go and need not waste time with purification on the local water sources.

Those guys must have intestinal tracts made out of cold-rolled steel. I've _inadvertently_ implemented this protocol and have ended up weak as a kitten once the indigenous germs had their way with me.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 08:01 PM (noWW6)

597 Speaking of water, saw pre-diluted antifreeze at the local auto store. Let me get this straight...pay as much as pure antifreeze, but only get half as much? WTF? Have I missed something?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 08:02 PM (hVdx9)

598 It's two am and the thrill is gone all circuits are busy the clocks are wrong servers are failing, the admins aren't home we've all been cheated, where are you?

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at October 31, 2015 08:04 PM (baPXa)

599 ..."Those guys must have intestinal tracts made out of cold-rolled steel. I've _inadvertently_ implemented this protocol and have ended up weak as a kitten once the indigenous germs had their way with me."
-Posted by: torquewrench at November 01, 2015 01:01 AM (noWW6)

I ate dirt, shit and rusty nails as a kid.  I wasn't tough.  My parents just hatred me.

WSJ:  "His Parents didn't hate him until age thirteen."

-Mostly True.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:04 PM (OQ9R7)

600 I lived in Mexico for a few months last year, and while I did not drink straight water I did brush my teeth with it and got the shits for a stretch. I think I have immunity from the bad water.

Heh.  Had a cousin who honeymooned in Mexico.  Knew that drinking the local water was a bad idea, but figured the lemonade was probably OK.  Yeah, not so much.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2015 08:06 PM (YJmuy)

601 Sure, it's 1 am now but just wait when it's 2 am it will be 1 am again you just watch

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at October 31, 2015 08:06 PM (baPXa)

602 Tillikum, the pre-diluted is marketed to those who believe in homeopathic anti-freeze....

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 08:06 PM (fD00r)

603 "hated", instead of "hatred". 

Gee whiz.  I'm just finishing a six-pack.  You'd think I'd have my dexterity and visual skills about me.

Myst be the ghouls and ghosties in my fingers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:07 PM (OQ9R7)

604 595 Jay, ever been at Miami watching all the jets going to places like Honduras or Venezuela? Same thing happens except its usually several 24-packs of toilet paper as carry-on.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 01, 2015 01:00 AM (fD00r)



No, I haven't, but it's easy to imagine.


You know, economies could use a signal for the need for more of something to satisfy demand. We could call it "price."

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 08:08 PM (oKE6c)

605 "Tillikum, the pre-diluted is marketed to those who believe in homeopathic anti-freeze..."
-Posted by: Anna Puma at November 01, 2015 01:06 AM (fD00r)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:08 PM (OQ9R7)

606 Ooohh!  Our local gov is lamenting the fact that apartments are scarce and rents are too high!  What's their solution?  Enact rent control on newly built apartments!  Yah, that'll fix it right up!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 08:09 PM (Wo9OY)

607 Heh. Had a cousin who honeymooned in Mexico. Knew that drinking the local water was a bad idea, but figured the lemonade was probably OK. Yeah, not so much.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 01, 2015 01:06 AM (YJmuy)



"Some enchanted evening ... you'll do your Mt. St. Helens impression ... "

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 08:09 PM (oKE6c)

608 Also, the rule of fifths. In a solo medical group, one-fifth of the not medically certified employees handle stuff like janitorial and restocking work, one-fifth do appointment scheduling and the like, and three-fifths code and submit claims. If you can get 60% of your office labor cost to instantly go away with up-front cash billing? Most businesses would walk over broken glass soaked in burning gasoline to achieve that sort of an improvement. Posted by: torquewrench at November 01, 2015 12:34 AM (noWW6) I also think Jim's claim is Worker's Comp which is even worse. The sports team I worked with's league was self insured for Worker's Comp, and it took about a year, at the earliest, before the claim was paid. First, the provider billed us, we would send the bill to our "insurance company" (really just a repricing company), about 6 months later they sent the "repriced" bill back to the provider. The provider would then go back and forth until they decided on a price. Several months later we would get a bill from our "insurance company" for the negotiated price, and then about 3 months later they paid the bill. So in the end, the provider got about 60% of the billed price after about 12-15 months of waiting.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at October 31, 2015 08:10 PM (Z7G74)

609 "I took an internal flight in the USSR."

Another thing where I (thankfully) got to benefit from the experience of others rather than having to experience it myself: rope "seat belts" on domestic Aeroflot.

I said that I would have disembarked.

Well, came the response, we thought about doing that, but it is a LONG way back from Siberia if you don't grit your teeth and take the flight.

Apparently the classic shoelace "granny knot" is the way to go with this setup.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 08:10 PM (noWW6)

610 Let me get this straight...pay as much as pure antifreeze, but only get half as much? WTF? Have I missed something? Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale --------------------- People are lazy. Or worse, we've become soft as a society. I know VERY few people that even change their own oil, much less do their own basic home maintenance. That said, if it's just a jug to top off a leaky rad, I can see the benefit. What're you going to do with a gallon of antifreeze & no water at 0530 when you're stuck?

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 08:11 PM (/QyKy)

611 "Some enchanted evening ... you'll do your Mt. St. Helens impression ... "

You know it's bad when you're pushing out things you haven't eaten yet.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 31, 2015 08:11 PM (YJmuy)

612 uh oh stanford making a game of this...

Posted by: the real ch3 at October 31, 2015 08:11 PM (fRu9X)

613 Tillikum, the pre-diluted is marketed to those who believe in homeopathic anti-freeze.... Posted by: Anna Puma **** Rimshot! Nice one Anna. I mean jeez, buy a gallon of pure anti-freeze, a gallon of purified water, have at it. Stop the planet I want to get off.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 08:11 PM (hVdx9)

614 607, yeah that has really helped to keep rents down in Manhattan. Good Lord, why are people so stupid?

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 08:12 PM (P8951)

615 For a while I had a cartoon cut from the local paper. There was a woman in an doctor's office and on the wall a certificate for "Homeopathic Dermatology". The doc, who was holding a magnifying glass, was saying, "Okay Mrs. Smith, if you'll just step out into the sunlight with me, we'll remove that wart."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 08:13 PM (9mTYi)

616 Once again, my get up n' go has got up n' went. Hasta la nite nite, Horde! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/u][/b][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:14 PM (McRlu)

617 I have never had the courage to deliberately implement this in my own person, but in some quarters of the special ops community, the idea when deploying to a Third World theater with contaminated water is to get there about two weeks before assumption of operational duties, and proceed to slurp down the very worst local water, and patiently wait out the process of violently vomiting and shitting as one's system acclimates to the bugs.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 01, 2015 01:01 AM (noWW6)


Very hard-core. Difficult to believe anyone is prepared to mess with those guys.


Having said that, apparently (according to some) it's not the bacterial titer per se but the antigens on the specific bacteria that cause the screaming shits, i.e., it's just the change in antigenic challenges that gets us.


I know shortly after I first got to Europe I was sick as a dog for three weeks (not GI, respiratory), and when my European-born wife first came to the States, she had the same experience in reverse.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 08:14 PM (oKE6c)

618 Well one reason for the move away from changing one's own auto oil is the proper disposal mania.  Less of a hassle to let someone else get fined by the EPA.

Another is modern vehicles and where they hid the oil filter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 08:14 PM (fD00r)

619 C'mon Wazzu!!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 08:15 PM (vsbNu)

620 BTW, I've never been to Asheville (only the Outer Banks), but I understand it's quite pretty - and the Madison or Berkely of NC, is that right?

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 08:15 PM (P8951)

621 598 Speaking of water, saw pre-diluted antifreeze at the local auto store. Let me get this straight...pay as much as pure antifreeze, but only get half as much? WTF? Have I missed something? Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at November 01, 2015 01:02 AM (hVdx9) Nope. Some DIYers don't know how to or don't want to worry about mixing the antifreeze.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at October 31, 2015 08:15 PM (Z7G74)

622 Apparently the classic shoelace "granny knot" is the way to go with this setup. Posted by: torquewrench -------------------- P.J. O'Rourke recounted seeing raw, rough rasp marks on some fittings.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 08:16 PM (9mTYi)

623 Blanco, sounds like the stuff I've read they give you before a colonoscopy. They say during that process, while you're sitting on the toilet for hours and hours on end, Doc Brown walks out of the wall and announces "you're going back... to the FUTURE!!!1!!... and crapping out everything you ate there."

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 08:16 PM (ntObR)

624 BTW, I've never been to Asheville (only the Outer Banks), but I understand it's quite pretty - and the Madison or Berkely of NC, is that right? Posted by: Donna ---------------- 100%. This time of the year, it is very, very nice in the mountains. Sadly, the Progs have seized control of the place. Portland of the East.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 08:18 PM (9mTYi)

625 -Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at November 01, 2015 01:10 AM (Z7G74)

It used to be that you didn't really need anything more than catastrophic insurance through your employer and a matching-fund IRA.  Safe investment at just over the cost of an excellent plan was a better return and you wouldn't have to "deal" with insurance companies.

I have no idea what to make of the market today.  Stocks seem to be "The Only Game In Town" due to government interference.

 

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:19 PM (OQ9R7)

626 Blanco, sounds like the stuff I've read they give you before a colonoscopy. ----------------- Hold it, Steve. Are you saying that you've never had that experience? Heh.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 08:19 PM (9mTYi)

627 Mike, gonna have it next year or 2017 probably. I just turned 49 in August.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 08:20 PM (ntObR)

628 People are lazy. Or worse, we've become soft as a society. I know VERY few people that even change their own oil, much less do their own basic home maintenance. That said, if it's just a jug to top off a leaky rad, I can see the benefit. What're you going to do with a gallon of antifreeze & no water at 0530 when you're stuck? Posted by: Chi **** Even topping off that makes little sense to me. I do most of my own car maint because those guns won't buy/build/feed themselves. I must also be super lucky because I've never had a radiator or radiator hose croak while I was driving somewhere. Its just seems like a solution in search of a problem.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 08:20 PM (hVdx9)

629 Stanford takes the lead

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 08:20 PM (vsbNu)

630 G'Night, Jim.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:21 PM (OQ9R7)

631 yup this game is over. wazzu has no answer for the qb run

Posted by: the real ch3 at October 31, 2015 08:21 PM (fRu9X)

632 "BTW, I've never been to Asheville (only the Outer Banks), but I understand it's quite pretty - and the Madison or Berkely of NC, is that right?
Posted by: Donna
----------------

100%. This time of the year, it is very, very nice in the mountains. Sadly, the Progs have seized control of the place. Portland of the East. Posted by: Mike Hammer"

What he said.  Which is why I live outside of city limits.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 08:21 PM (Wo9OY)

633 Damnit to hell,Mike Hammer, why have the progs managed to seize so many of the prettiest places in the country? It's really annoying.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 08:22 PM (P8951)

634
Another thing where I (thankfully) got to benefit from the experience of others rather than having to experience it myself: rope "seat belts" on domestic Aeroflot.

I said that I would have disembarked.

Well, came the response, we thought about doing that, but it is a LONG way back from Siberia if you don't grit your teeth and take the flight.

Apparently the classic shoelace "granny knot" is the way to go with this setup.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 01, 2015 01:10 AM (noWW6)


Also very hard-core. But I understand your friends' perspective: there comes a time - generally about 10 minutes after arriving in the USSR - when you basically just want to get the fuck out. NOW. And you're willing to evince a certain flexibility in your normal standards to achieve that goal.


I ended up signing over about $1000 in traveler's checks to some shitty Russian hotel (the one described above) just to get the fuck out of the country. The concierge ("cyka" in Russian, in this case) insisted I also fill in the date on each of the (numerous) travel checks.


So somewhere there's a shitload of American Express traveler's checks endorsed on July 4, 1776.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 08:22 PM (oKE6c)

635 Damn, I had no idea "Tubular Bells" was so long. https://youtu.be/1LFCG7kOsxE

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 08:23 PM (vsbNu)

636 "Damnit to hell,Mike Hammer, why have the progs managed to seize so many of the prettiest places in the country? It's really annoying."

-Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at November 01, 2015 01:22 AM (P8951)


Parasites need nutrients.  Nutrients = "Pretty".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:24 PM (OQ9R7)

637 100%. This time of the year, it is very, very nice in the mountains. Sadly, the Progs have seized control of the place. Portland of the East. Posted by: Mike Hammer --------------------- Yep. Asheville is known in some circles as Little Portland. Anna, I know all about hidden oil filters. F the manufacturers. FWIW, any vehicle I have owned in the last couple decades gets a Fumoto valve in the oilpan to facilitate quick, clean oil changes. And I used to regularly send oil samples to Blackstone Labs for analysis. Yes, I'm a nerd.

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 08:24 PM (/QyKy)

638 Good night, horde!

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at October 31, 2015 08:26 PM (P8951)

639 Goodnight Donna.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 08:26 PM (ntObR)

640 G'Night, Donna!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:26 PM (OQ9R7)

641 Oyasumi minna.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 31, 2015 08:26 PM (fD00r)

642 "I must also be super lucky because I've never had a radiator or radiator hose croak while I was driving somewhere.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale"

Was driving a big block Camaro and got stuck on the DC beltway heading towards Philly.  Radiator split and I just made the next exit.  After things cooled off, used some 8 Gauge wire to wrap the radiator and then a screwdriver to twist the wire like a tourniquet.  Sealed the split and refilled the radiator with straight water (all I had available) and was barely able to make Philly.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 08:26 PM (Wo9OY)

643 Well one reason for the move away from changing one's own auto oil is the proper disposal mania. Less of a hassle to let someone else get fined by the EPA. Another is modern vehicles and where they hid the oil filter. Posted by: Anna Puma **** That I can understand a bit. Did an oil chance for a mini-truck and had multiple cuts and bruises due to where they put the @#$%^ oil filter. It is true that too many people have no idea how to maintain their cars. Doing it yourself when you can saves thousands of dollars a year.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 08:26 PM (hVdx9)

644 Damnit to hell,Mike Hammer, why have the progs managed to seize so many of the prettiest places in the country? It's really annoying. Posted by: Donna ------------------ They swarm.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 31, 2015 08:27 PM (9mTYi)

645 Oyasumi nasai Anna.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 08:27 PM (Wo9OY)

646 Alternate side parking now in effect. Go outside to check the street...six cars on one side... five cars on the other. Damn neighbors. How the heck am I supposed to know which side will avoid the ticket tonight? F*ckin Wisconsin.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at October 31, 2015 08:27 PM (8rXiQ)

647 Please allow me to correct myself...

Pretty = Money
Money = Nutrients
Parasites need Nutrients.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:27 PM (OQ9R7)

648 Whoo-hoo!!!! Halloween 2015 is in the bag!!!!! Got almost 90 victims. All the animatronics except sonny-n-cher were out and working, Gave double-handsfuls of candy all night, had bunches of people taking selfies with our backdrop. Weather was perfect, lighting was awesome -- even got to use a projection against a wall that we'd bought a decade ago for an inside as an outside. And none of it is visible now. Teardown was about half-an-hour (which is up from our usual) -- but kids going to school past our house on Monday will see nothing that scared 'em tonight. The fiancee was "run crew" for a local rep theater when I met her.....we know how to strike a set.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 08:28 PM (EzgxV)

649 Wazzu not giving up yet.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 08:30 PM (vsbNu)

650 ..."The fiancee was "run crew" for a local rep theater when I met her.....we know how to strike a set."
-Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 01:28 AM (EzgxV)

You know the drill...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:30 PM (OQ9R7)

651 Was driving a big block Camaro and got stuck on the DC beltway heading towards Philly. Radiator split and I just made the next exit. After things cooled off, used some 8 Gauge wire to wrap the radiator and then a screwdriver to twist the wire like a tourniquet. Sealed the split and refilled the radiator with straight water (all I had available) and was barely able to make Philly. Posted by: AshevilleRobert **** Serious McGyver points for that one. IIRC straight water is better for cooling, but not so good for corrosion resistance etc.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 08:31 PM (hVdx9)

652 I should also note that this is one of the very few times a year when we turn off the front porch light. It's a compact fluorescent, so we normally leave it run 24/7.....but when this year's Halloween show is over, we go dark.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 08:31 PM (EzgxV)

653 "Got almost 90 victims. All the animatronics except sonny-n-cher were out and working, Gave double-handsfuls of candy all night, had bunches of people taking selfies with our backdrop. Weather was perfect, lighting was awesome -- even got to use a projection against a wall that we'd bought a decade ago for an inside as an outside.

And none of it is visible now. Teardown was about half-an-hour (which is up from our usual) -- but kids going to school past our house on Monday will see nothing that scared 'em tonight.

The fiancee was "run crew" for a local rep theater when I met her.....we know how to strike a set. Posted by: cthulh"

My set up I was dressed as Gene Simmons and had a CD player doing "Strutter" and also had my guitar and a smoke generator going.  One little 4 yr old boy liked it so much he came back and started jumping up and down and yelling "Rock & Roll!"  so I had to go back out and do an encore.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 08:33 PM (Wo9OY)

654 Not about your fiancee, but your set-up.

I've shown you mine! 

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:33 PM (OQ9R7)

655 What happened to the animatronic sonny-and-cher?

Posted by: obvious Westworld question at October 31, 2015 08:33 PM (DCPtp)

656 TD Wazzu!!!!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 08:34 PM (vsbNu)

657 "Serious McGyver points for that one. IIRC straight water is better for cooling, but not so good for corrosion resistance etc. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale"

I did so many roadside repairs on that Camaro...

1: Parking lot at midnight.  Starter wouldn't engage.  Had another used starter in the trunk and took the parts from both to make one good starter, and got it running.

2: 4 barrel clogged from what turned out to be a small piece of float bowl gasket material stopping up one of the jets.  Tore carb apart, cleaned it out and reassembled it while in emergency shoulder of interstate just north of Chicago.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 08:39 PM (Wo9OY)

658 It's bedtime.  Have fun ya'll.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 31, 2015 08:40 PM (Wo9OY)

659 "What happened to the animatronic sonny-and-cher?"
-Posted by: obvious Westworld question at November 01, 2015 01:33 AM (DCPtp)

It became the animatronic Def Leppard, which became Milli-Vanilli, which became Pearl Jam, which became Backstreet Boys, which became Lady Gaga, which became Imagine Dragons.

...I think

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:40 PM (OQ9R7)

660 G'Night, Robert.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:41 PM (OQ9R7)

661 My bad.  I'll let you non-baseball geeks get back to talking about things and stuff.

...but mostly things.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:45 PM (OQ9R7)

662 Goodnight everybody. Thanks for the great chat. Hope all had a great Halloween night.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 31, 2015 08:45 PM (ntObR)

663 did so many roadside repairs on that Camaro... 1: Parking lot at midnight. Starter wouldn't engage. Had another used starter in the trunk and took the parts from both to make one good starter, and got it running. 2: 4 barrel clogged from what turned out to be a small piece of float bowl gasket material stopping up one of the jets. Tore carb apart, cleaned it out and reassembled it while in emergency shoulder of interstate just north of Chicago. Posted by: AshevilleRobert **** You have definitely earned your man card a few times over. It seems the days when you really needed to know this stuff has mostly passed by. Cannot imagine some

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 31, 2015 08:46 PM (hVdx9)

664 The Temple Owls got so close

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 08:48 PM (gE2Li)

665 649 cthulhu "Whoo-hoo!!!! Halloween 2015 is in the bag!!!!! Got almost 90 victims. Sounds like you had fun. I was at the Great Mall movie theater, for the 7:30 showing of "Bridge of Spies" ... ... Spoiler Alert: There are a couple of severely memorable and classic conservative quotable lines in the first hour:The Constitution is Our Rule book ... spoken by Tom Hanks. ... so I think the movie is worth seeing. Unfortunately, I did not see anything past the first hour ... ... Security walked in, said that we needed to clear the theater for our safety, as there had been an "incident". Everyone walked out, past the 2 police cars with flashing light bars, and over to the Outback Steakhouse, where security then shooed everyone (probably 300 people; from all of the theater) out into the parking lot. There was nothing on the 10:00 o'clock news ... maybe the 11:00 o'clock news will have something. I felt a twinge of nostalgia ... for Halloween in Detroit in 1984.

Posted by: Arbalest at October 31, 2015 08:49 PM (FlRtG)

666 Slappy!! Howayah? Took the hubs and boy to the Zoo Boo tonight. Scared the crap out of a few, including myself once, in the haunted house in the old elephant house. Lots of scary ass fun, and fresh snow on the ground, so slippery as hell, too. Much better than the highschool hooligans around the house.

Posted by: tcn in AK at October 31, 2015 08:50 PM (+YMhA)

667 595 Jay, ever been at Miami watching all the jets going to places like Honduras or Venezuela? Same thing happens except its usually several 24-packs of toilet paper as carry-on. Posted by: Anna Puma at November 01, 2015 01:00 AM (fD00r) We flew into San Pedro Sula (Honduras) for a day-long stopover before continuing to Roatan. We were the last flight in before the airport shut down. We saw everyone bribe the customs agents to get out quickly.....but we had no place to go. And maybe 150 pounds of SCUBA gear. So we sat and watched and smiled. As you might imagine, we were processed last.....but we were also processed quickly because everyone just wanted to just go home.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 08:50 PM (EzgxV)

668 Wow, stupid pick by Wazzu.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 08:51 PM (vsbNu)

669 christian mccaffrey might end up a better player than his old man

Posted by: the real ch3 at October 31, 2015 08:54 PM (fRu9X)

670 ..."4 barrel clogged from what turned out to be a small piece of float bowl gasket material stopping up one of the jets. Tore carb apart, cleaned it out and reassembled it while in emergency shoulder of interstate just north of Chicago."
-Posted by: AshevilleRobert

You reassembled a four-barrel carburetor on an emergency-shoulder?

I'm guessing that the gasket material was either visible and unreachable via tools-on-hand, the dis-assembly was a top-down or you're just three-barrels better than me!

The last time I rebuilt a carb was for a 1BBL '73 Plymouth Scamp.  It took me six+ hours on a table in a well-lit basement with a Chilton's guide and every tool my Father had at my disposal!

*bows*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:56 PM (OQ9R7)

671 christian mccaffrey might end up a better player than his old man Posted by: the real ch3 at November 01, 2015 01:54 AM (fRu9X) --In college I think he's already done that.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 08:57 PM (vsbNu)

672 Howdy, tcn!  Hope you get that Alaska Mo-Mee up-and-running!

...I won't be there, but people seemed pretty enthusiastic about that whole deal!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 08:58 PM (OQ9R7)

673 Let's do the time warp again

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 09:00 PM (gE2Li)

674 651 ..."The fiancee was "run crew" for a local rep theater when I met her.....we know how to strike a set." -Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 01:28 AM (EzgxV) You know the drill... Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance (T) at November 01, 2015 01:30 AM (OQ9R7) I know the drill, but run crew dresses in black against a black backdrop. I could post a perfect photo of her in action that would be a square of black.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 09:01 PM (EzgxV)

675 "Let's do the time warp again."
-Posted by: Skip at November 01, 2015 02:00 AM (gE2Li)

Unless it includes me turning twenty-two again?

...let's not and say we did!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:01 PM (OQ9R7)

676 -Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 02:01 AM (EzgxV)

Then this year's Christmas Lights only go out to everyone but you.

J/K!

Document these cool-ass things!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), making a guest appearance ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:02 PM (OQ9R7)

677 Set box Clock is saying it's 0108 hrs Alarm clock is saying it's 0208 hrs

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 09:05 PM (gE2Li)

678 I could post a perfect photo of her in action that would be a square of black.

I no able paint this!

Posted by: Salvador Dali at October 31, 2015 09:06 PM (DCPtp)

679 Fall Back!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:06 PM (OQ9R7)

680 656 What happened to the animatronic sonny-and-cher? Posted by: obvious Westworld question at November 01, 2015 01:33 AM (DCPtp) IIRC, their jaws stopped moving and the sensors went a bit wack. I'm hoping to fix them up before we stash them -- I maintain everything around here -- the "moaning ghost" had a post-it attached that said "now lights and moves". 'Cause, after all, the highest and best use of my time is repairing stuff made in China by $0.15/hour workers and bought at a 50% discount after the event. At least, I know how to do it.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 09:10 PM (EzgxV)

681 Can somebody tell me why I just cannot watch "Judge Jeanine", even though I like what she says in print?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:11 PM (OQ9R7)

682 Is Pixy still showing EDT?

Posted by: instead of Aussie Kookaburra Time at October 31, 2015 09:11 PM (DCPtp)

683 Yup.

Posted by: instead of Aussie Kookaburra Time at October 31, 2015 09:11 PM (DCPtp)

684 Holy shit! Stanford survives the FG attempt!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 09:12 PM (vsbNu)

685 Just got back from a small Halloween party with neighbors and friends. One person there was a semi-friend, a woman I kinda know but we only occasionally do "friend"-type stuff together. Know her somewhat, but not that well. ANyway, she lives in Alameda, which for the non-Bay Area-ites around here, is an city on an island all by itself, next to Oakland -- a former Navy base, now a quaint and highly desirable middle-class bedroom community with nice old Victorian homes. The reason it's so desirable are: 1. Compared to skyrocketing house prices closer to Silicon Valley, it's still pretty affordable (though still high-priced compared to elsewhere in the US); 2. It always has been and remains a (laying down the truth here; everyone knows it) a mostly white enclave even though it's just a stone's throw from some pretty hair-raising ghettos in Oakland; the channel separating the island from the mainland keeps most outsiders out; 3. It has a fairly low crime rate compared to the cities all around it. Anyway, she lives in Alameda, but was at this party in another city. During the conversation, she revealed that she came to the party because she "gave up" handing out candy to trick-or-treaters because it was "too frustrating." I queried for more explanation, but she didn't want to talk about it any more. Oh, I should mention that this friend is a big-time moonbat; used to work for a progressive nonprofit; her car now has Bernie 2016 stickers next to the Obama stickers. You know the type. Anyway, after some winkle-picking, she reluctantly revealed what she was talking about: For decades, Halloween in her neighborhood in the heart of Alameda was as safe and all-American as it is in any small town. But for the last 5 or 6 years, "they" have been bussing kids in from Oakland to go trick-or-treating in Alameda, because "it isn't safe to trick-or-treat in these kids' own neighborhoods." "But-- who are 'they'?" I asked. She had no idea who "they" were -- all she knows is that around nightfall on every Halloween, buses stream into Alameda and disgorge hundreds if not thousands of poor kids from the bad parts of Oakland, to give them a chance at a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience. Now, for real, this woman is no racist. The farthest thing from it. But...and the reason she was hesitant to discuss the matter further.... With increasing and alarming frequency every year since it started around (cough cough) 2009, the bussed-in kids don't just trick-or-treat -- they trash the neighborhood, steal her decorations, strew litter everywhere, trample and ruin gardens and lawns, and act rather demanding and threatening when you open the door. The final straw for her came last year when a mother who was chaperoning a group of kids around verbally berated my friend for coming to the door in a monster costume that the mother deemed too scary and which might traumatize the kids. My friend told us that when she defended herself to the mom, saying that no one has ever complained before, the mother replied, "I got a knife. I'm coming back here later, bitch." That was it, my friend said. Never again. No decorations, no candy, the house dark and locked, this year and all years into the future. So she came to this grownups Halloween party instead.

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2015 09:16 PM (jBuUi)

686 ..."'Cause, after all, the highest and best use of my time is repairing stuff made in China by $0.15/hour workers and bought at a 50% discount after the event. At least, I know how to do it."
-Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 02:10 AM (EzgxV)

A soldering iron only goes so-far before I am ready to replace a fifteen-dollar timer.  I'll only re-connect a thin, tiny circuit twice before that half-hour becomes "not my problem, anymore."

I tend to smash things when they've worn my patience to the bone.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:16 PM (OQ9R7)

687 Half of UK is treating this terrorist released from gitmo as a hero and the other half want him deported to Saudi Arabia - like that will ever happened. No, he will get a large cash award and all the welfare he wants for the rest of his miserable terrorist life. smh

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 09:18 PM (iQIUe)

688 ..."That was it, my friend said. Never again. No decorations, no candy, the house dark and locked, this year and all years into the future. So she came to this grownups Halloween party instead."
-Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2015 02:16 AM (jBuUi)

Liberals escaping their own policies while imposing their codified beliefs upon others.

Has somebody called Texas and Utah about this?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:21 PM (OQ9R7)

689 My morning started out with: "is the doorbell fixed?" "Did you ever write it down like I said you should a week ago when you mentioned it?" "No, but it needs to be fixed tonight for trick-or-treaters...."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 09:22 PM (EzgxV)

690 686 Anyway, after some winkle-picking, ...

Not gonna check urban dictionary; wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 31, 2015 09:24 PM (o78gS)

691 590 Now it turns out that Aeroflot pilots are all ex-Red Air Force, and those on internal flights don't really give a shit about the passengers, so their landing approach closely approximates a Stuka coming in for an attack.

One time that I flew a Delta 737 into Denver, the pilot slammed it onto the deck like he was trying to hook a wire.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 31, 2015 09:33 PM (o78gS)

692 I only get anywhere from One, (this year... yup.  One little girl), to Twenty kids in any given season.  We aren't "strategically placed" in the pantheon of Candy Circuitry. 

Should they start bussing kids in?  I would not care.  ...at first.

I've got enough of the "Big-Bar" candy to appease the masses.

Once I receive a "threat"?  The shotgun comes out and the lights go out.

Let them call me a "racist".  No threat, no problem.  I've got candy by the pound.

Once you allow me to "trick" your "treat"?

...my sleeves are full and my large front-yard won't allow you to get close to that door.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:34 PM (OQ9R7)

693 I can imagine them following up: "great, now swallow these moldy cigarette butts. You'll feel much better!!" Posted by: qdpsteve at November 01, 2015 12:56 AM (ntObR) Activated charcoal is good medicine. It can adsorb many times its own weight in toxins from your gut.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 09:36 PM (0yhH4)

694 691 686 Anyway, after some winkle-picking, ... Not gonna check urban dictionary; wouldn't be prudent. Posted by: Anachronda You wouldn't find that phrase in the Urban Dictionary -- it's been part of English for centuries. A "winkle-picker" is a short very sharp triangular-bladed knife used in medieval (and post-medieval) British fishmarkets to pry the flesh out of winkles (the sea molluscs -- sorta like limpets or clams). Over time, any short sharp pointed object came to be jocularly and metaphorically referred to as a "winkle-picker" -- for example, the pointy shoes that the Beatles wore in 1964 were called "winkle-pickers." Another metaphorical reference that became commonplace over the centuries: whenever you try to pry information out of someone unwilling to talk, it was called "winkle-picking" -- i.e. it was as hard to get the words out of the person as it was to get the meat out of a winkle shell. I thought this was common knowledge -- hasn't everybody here heard of "winkle-picking"?

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2015 09:36 PM (jBuUi)

695 Thanks to zombie and some googling, I now think a Collective Soul lyric I thought was "Alameda groove" (I named a Cali-based Railroad Tycoon 3 company this) is probably "animated groove".

I don't get it, though. I'd never before heard of "Alameda" out of this context.

Why would I think "animated" was "Alameda", a word I'd never before heard?

Posted by: someone get zombie Sherlock on the case (Jeremy Brett, not Benedict Arnold Cummerbund, please, thank at October 31, 2015 09:38 PM (DCPtp)

696 692 590 Now it turns out that Aeroflot pilots are all ex-Red Air Force, and those on internal flights don't really give a shit about the passengers, so their landing approach closely approximates a Stuka coming in for an attack. One time that I flew a Delta 737 into Denver, the pilot slammed it onto the deck like he was trying to hook a wire. Posted by: Anachronda at November 01, 2015 02:33 AM (o78gS) The worst I ever felt as a passenger was doing a normal descent to about 150 feet, then hitting all throttles full and climbing out. Minneapolis, about 10 years ago. They clammed down, downplayed it, and tried to gloss it over -- but that isn't done in any set of circumstances that should be labelled "good".

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 09:38 PM (EzgxV)

697 ..."I thought this was common knowledge -- hasn't everybody here heard of "winkle-picking"?"
-Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2015 02:36 AM (jBuUi)

Nope.  I picked it up from you, colloquially.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:39 PM (OQ9R7)

698 Let me get this straight...pay as much as pure antifreeze, but only get half as much? WTF? Have I missed something? Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at November 01, 2015 01:02 AM (hVdx9) It's not quite as expensive as the straight stuff, but you are paying a lot for the convenience of not having to add water. Pre-mix has its uses, though. Nice to carry a small jug of it in case your vehicle needs a top-up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 09:39 PM (0yhH4)

699 All right, time for bed. Hope to catch some of Chiefs-Lions.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2015 09:42 PM (vsbNu)

700 G'Night, logprof.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:42 PM (OQ9R7)

701 696 I don't get it, though. I'd never before heard of "Alameda" out of this context. Why would I think "animated" was "Alameda", a word I'd never before heard? Posted by: someone get zombie Sherlock "Alameda" is a pretty commonplace normal word in Spanish, meaning both "long street lined with trees" (perhaps similar to "boulevard" in English) and also in some contexts "pedestrian shopping district." Half the stuff in northern California is called Alameda this or Alameda that. You must not be from around these parts!

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2015 09:43 PM (jBuUi)

702 699 Let me get this straight...pay as much as pure antifreeze, but only get half as much? WTF? Have I missed something? Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at November 01, 2015 01:02 AM (hVdx9) It's not quite as expensive as the straight stuff, but you are paying a lot for the convenience of not having to add water. Pre-mix has its uses, though. Nice to carry a small jug of it in case your vehicle needs a top-up. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 01, 2015 02:39 AM (0yhH4) Plus, up in canuckistan, if you wanted to mix your antifreeze before putting it into your radiator, the water part of the mix would likely be frozen.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 09:45 PM (EzgxV)

703 They are having a party behind me. They only have parties 2-3 times a year and end at a decent hour so I cant complain. We are on a hill so they are lower than me and they have taller/higher buildings on each side so the noise gets funneled up. Took a short drive and there are too many crazies out. Saw some people trying to move something that stuck out of the trunk by about 5 feet. They had a couple of people walking holding it up. Good luck driving up the steep hill that way. smh

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 09:45 PM (iQIUe)

704 702 696 I don't get it, though. I'd never before heard of "Alameda" out of this context. Why would I think "animated" was "Alameda", a word I'd never before heard? Posted by: someone get zombie Sherlock "Alameda" is a pretty commonplace normal word in Spanish, meaning both "long street lined with trees" (perhaps similar to "boulevard" in English) and also in some contexts "pedestrian shopping district." Half the stuff in northern California is called Alameda this or Alameda that. You must not be from around these parts! Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2015 02:43 AM (jBuUi) One of the major thoroughfares of San Mateo County is "Alameda de las pulgas".

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 09:47 PM (EzgxV)

705 I flew into Omaha a few times, and 75% of the time the pilots would land nicely, then slam on the thrust reversers and careen onto the taxiway in their CRJs like Schumacher in an F2002.

I've flown quite a few other smallish American airports, and only in Omaha have the flight crew behaved like that.

Odd.

Posted by: maybe they were anxious to get at some Nebraska steaks at October 31, 2015 09:47 PM (DCPtp)

706 I thought this was common knowledge -- hasn't everybody here heard of "winkle-picking"? Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2015 02:36 AM (jBuUi) I haven't heard the phrase used in that context, but it makes sense. I have picked winkles. Marine snails, at any rate. Long Beach on Vancouver Island, many years ago. We found a large colony of the little snails in the sand, locally called "sea olives" (about the size and shape of a small olive, and dark colored shells). Boiled them up, and "winkled" them out of the shells with toothpicks. Very tasty, too. And I have used the term "winkle out" to describe the process of getting something out of a tight place. But not "winkle-picking". So I recognized the reference OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 09:56 PM (0yhH4)

707 Okay...  I'm going to "find shade" and "crash".

May your tomorrows be "mint".

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 09:59 PM (OQ9R7)

708 One of the major thoroughfares of San Mateo County is "Alameda de las pulgas". Posted by: cthulhu Or, for the non-Spanish speakers among us, "Boulevard of Fleas." For real. It earned this odd name because the first overland expedition of conquistadors discovering the land route to San Francisco Bay in the late 1760s camped on a hill in what is now San Mateo County and their party all got infested with fleas! Never been explained how or why that happened -- generally one doesn't catch fleas in the wild, but from domesticated or urban animals. Anyway, the spot where they caught fleas naturally was named "Las Pulgas" ("Place of the Fleas") and dutifully marked on the conquistadors' map -- the first map that showed what we now know as San Francisco Bay. A few decades later, the Spanish King gave a land grant to a nobleman seeking to settle in New Spain, and this grant included that same hill -- so the nobleman named his new place "Rancho de las Pulgas." Must have been an important ranch, because over time, the tree-lined road that led from the local town up to his ranch became an important thoroughfare, and was called Alameda de las Pulgas. Two centuries later, the road still exists, with the same name!

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2015 10:00 PM (jBuUi)

709 Plus, up in canuckistan, if you wanted to mix your antifreeze before putting it into your radiator, the water part of the mix would likely be frozen. Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 02:45 AM (EzgxV) That is a good point, since the jug might be stored in a cold-soaked vehicle. Note that straight ethylene glycol will freeze solid at -30 C. I had a jug of it freeze once, and you could drive nails with it. Glycol ice is much tougher and more shatterproof than water ice. The antifreeze for antifreeze is: water!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 10:00 PM (0yhH4)

710 Zombie - but is that area still infested with fleas? First hand experience tells me probably YES! Alberta - Way up @ 638, I mentioned the Fumoto valve. Then I thought of you, figuring you may be the only one here that knew what it was. Or maybe not? You should check it out...

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 10:08 PM (/QyKy)

711 If anyone of the horde wants to have some fun, be sure to join the "prayer" conference call for the liberal Democratic governor candidate in Louisiana Sunday night. http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/?pin=590136&q=conference/register/P285SSZ6TV55ZK0M Be sure to call the candidate out about lying about his pro-life credentials. http://thehayride.com/2015/10/is-john-bel-edwards-pro-life-according-to-this-survey-answer-nope/ He also lied about planned parenthood not performing abortions in Louisiana(Oct 1 debate), even though they said the new new orleans facility is for that.

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at October 31, 2015 10:15 PM (OlRlT)

712 DST test.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 10:16 PM (jRs7b)

713 but is that area still infested with fleas? First hand experience tells me probably YES! Posted by: Chi The only fleas you'll find there now are on the diamond-collared Siamese cats owned by the zillionaires who can afford the tony mansions on the streets around Alameda de las Pulgas. It runs from Sand Hill Road -- where the venture capital firms that funded the Silicon Valley dot-com economic boom of the last 30 or 40 years are all located, most of which are controlled by billionaires -- through Atherton and Woodside, where the average house price hovers around $8 million for a mid-range shack. Seriously, the fleas in this neighborhood are probably wealthier than most people in the rest of the country.

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2015 10:16 PM (jBuUi)

714 It should be 2:17, not 3:17' Unbelievable.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 10:18 PM (jRs7b)

715 Way up @ 638, I mentioned the Fumoto valve. Then I thought of you, figuring you may be the only one here that knew what it was. Or maybe not? You should check it out... Posted by: Chi at November 01, 2015 03:08 AM (/QyKy) I have heard about them, but not by that name. My big concern with such things is that they are vulnerable to being damaged by debris on the road, or by rocks, limbs, and such when driving off-road, which I sometimes do with those vehicles capable of it. Also, if I can drain the oil from the engine without using any tools, it means that pranksters or vandals can, too. And some engines have their oil drain plug right smack in the bottom center of the pan, where it is especially vulnerable to being hit by debris. But I could see the Fumoto valve being useful on some modern FWD cars, where the oil pan drain is hidden in an obscure place. None of my current vehicles fall into that category.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 10:19 PM (0yhH4)

716 It should be 2:17, not 3:17' Unbelievable. Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 01, 2015 03:18 AM (jRs7b) Well, it would be, if you hadn't cheaped out and got the zinc membership.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 10:21 PM (0yhH4)

717 https://t.co/pow2X3wCTD Better link. Be sure to call into John Bel Edwards "prayer" call. #lagov

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at October 31, 2015 10:26 PM (OlRlT)

718 I invented bifocals, daylight savings time, the pot bellied stove, and the battery! Oh, shit I did.. Snark at Clockboys expense: status: DENIED.

Posted by: Benjamin "Ahmad Mohammed" Franklin at October 31, 2015 10:30 PM (jRs7b)

719 Alberta, I know what you you men about vandals, but I never had a problem. And no failures or mishaps. I learned about those things on an old diesel truck forum* years ago, and have never turned back. My old '92 F250 7.3 IDI had 60k miles when I bought it in '97, and when she rolled out of my driveway for the last time, was ready to turn over 300k. Blackstone Labs let me know that my maintenance schedule was just fine. I changed the Amsoil every 30k miles or once per year - whatever came first. Along with the 3qts of oil filter. That was an expensive oilchange! 12 quarts, fercryingoutloud. *On that forum, we had a little club called BOOBs. Brotherhood Of Oil Burners. Good group of guys. Most would qualify as Morons.

Posted by: Chi at October 31, 2015 10:41 PM (/QyKy)

720 Were it not for Clockboy, I would have lacked the means of implementing DST. I'd be stuck trying to coax the rooster to delay his squawkings by an hour, a kludge, to be sure. I am so sorry that my white Christian heterosexual non-zoophilia has given me an unfair fourfold.privilege over Clockboy. Please remove me from your history books and replace me with him. He is a more influential teen than I ever was. I hate myself.

Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at October 31, 2015 10:44 PM (jRs7b)

721 Maybe I'd like myself better if I became a woman? Caitlyn Franklin. Has a nice ring to it...

Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at October 31, 2015 10:46 PM (jRs7b)

722 Ok Ben, better put down the booze and snuff out the oil lamp, & wait for Clockboy to invent the lightbulb.

Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at October 31, 2015 10:50 PM (jRs7b)

723 With all due respect to logprof, the queefs don't have a chance, even in London. Besides, everyone knows the game to watch today is Raiders/Jets.

Posted by: SMFH at October 31, 2015 10:59 PM (RaHZ3)

724 My old '92 F250 7.3 IDI had 60k miles when I bought it in '97, and when she rolled out of my driveway for the last time, was ready to turn over 300k. Blackstone Labs let me know that my maintenance schedule was just fine. I changed the Amsoil every 30k miles or once per year - whatever came first. Along with the 3qts of oil filter. That was an expensive oilchange! 12 quarts, fercryingoutloud. *On that forum, we had a little club called BOOBs. Brotherhood Of Oil Burners. Good group of guys. Most would qualify as Morons. Posted by: Chi at November 01, 2015 03:41 AM (/QyKy) Yeah. The only vehicle I have with yuuge! oil capacity is the motorhome with the 903 Cummins in it. My Suburbans are either gas pots, or 6.2 and 6.5 Diesel, and they use oil and filters in automotive grades. I was in Apache Junction last year with my old '88 Suburban with the 6.2 liter Diesel (still runs like a pup), and I wanted an oil change. Local fast-lube place wanted $100. "All truck Diesels, $100" they said. Sorry, Charlie, not buying that. Went to Wally World, and they did it for $33. I did have to kind of guide their tech on how to do it; he'd never seen one before. I have a hoist here at home, so oil changes and lubes are not that hard for me to do. Couple weeks ago, I did lube-oil-filter on the '96 Diesel, and the '97 and '08 gas pots. All 3/4 ton 4X4 'burbs. And all of them, more oil is spilled when changing the filter than is ever spilled draining the sump. The filter is the ugly part of the job. So the Fumoto valve makes the dead-nuts easiest part of the job (on my fleet, at least) just a tad easier, but does nothing to make the awkward filter change any easier or less messy. But like I said, I wouldn't rule out using one a a vehicle where simply draining the oil was a PITA. I think they are a quality product; just offer no tangible benefits to me in my situation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 11:01 PM (0yhH4)

725 Test.

Posted by: This comment should be inserted at the middle b/c of DST at October 31, 2015 11:08 PM (jRs7b)

726 Well, I have to go to bed. I see the clock in my computer changed itself back to moonlight wasting time. Guess I should take a hint. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2015 11:09 PM (0yhH4)

727 Amari Cooper named Pespi Rookie of the Week. Hope to see Coop tear up more ankles.

Posted by: Cooooooop!! at October 31, 2015 11:09 PM (RaHZ3)

728 Pro clock-change people deliberately conflate the clock changes with DST. I don't give a flying fuck where the needle lands, call noon midnight for all I care, just stop fucking with the clocks. Especially since Congress even keeps changing what *DAY* it's on. For the love of God, the authority to set standards doesn't mean you have to keep fiddling with the damned things, in fact, that's an abuse of what the word "standards" means.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 11:15 PM (bLnSU)

729 >>>Five months into the experiment, after some initial reservations, I gave up toilet paper. Now I do things the way hundreds of millions (including my extended family) in India do - with water and my left hand. He's savin the fookin planet. I wanna shake his haaaand.

Posted by: zombie John Lennon at October 31, 2015 11:22 PM (jRs7b)

730 -Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 01, 2015 04:15 AM (bLnSU)

*un-static*

Shut up.  You and the rest of the rabble-rousers should just click the buttons, twist the springs and Shut The Fuck Up.

Re-Set your seven clocks and Wish that Summer Lasted Forever.

Nothing personal.  I've simply had enough of the "Old-Timey" bullshit.

I'd rather "pretend" that Summer lasted All Year.  As Vin Scully would say:

"We reach the end of not just another season, but the end of an era.  We aren't facing hitters.  We aren't facing lefties.  We aren't even facing the New York Mets.

We are facing Time, itself.

We are all reaching deep-down into our tired arms.  We simply wish to reach down, deep within ourselves.

...and make Summer last.

-Just One More Day.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 11:31 PM (OQ9R7)

731 *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at October 31, 2015 11:33 PM (OQ9R7)

732 Still on old daylight savings time, it's really 0340 hrs Good morning/night horde

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 11:37 PM (gE2Li)

733 724 With all due respect to logprof, the queefs don't have a chance, even in London. Besides, everyone knows the game to watch today is Raiders/Jets. Posted by: SMFH at November 01, 2015 03:59 AM (RaHZ3) Hello, Sweetie!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

734 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uy0ldI_1HA

Posted by: cthulhu at October 31, 2015 11:54 PM (EzgxV)

735 Nothing personal. I've simply had enough of the "Old-Timey" bullshit. Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 01, 2015 04:31 AM (OQ9R7) Fuck that, fine, have it your way. But when I'm in power, you're digging up fucking septic tanks. because that's what power is, apparently, hurting people who don't like what you want.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 01, 2015 12:07 AM (bLnSU)

736 Hello cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at November 01, 2015 12:08 AM (RaHZ3)

737 Also note that apparently Slappy didn't even read what I said before that rant-back, whether it was supposed to be ironic and failed or not.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 01, 2015 12:09 AM (bLnSU)

738 This is weird as hell, seeing the timestamp reading 05:09...and my puter clock (and watch) saying 03:20. Part of me wants to go back to bed. Other part says it's time for PT.

Posted by: SMFH at November 01, 2015 12:15 AM (RaHZ3)

739 Psst...anyone wanna buy a Toyota Celica? Classic man, just needs a paint job...


Whazzap roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 01, 2015 12:18 AM (UQGss)

740 Hello GGE.

Posted by: SMFH at November 01, 2015 12:18 AM (RaHZ3)

741 Hya SMFH, good to see you.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 01, 2015 12:30 AM (UQGss)

742 So I was reading a bit down below about the Hounds of the Baskervilles thread, and I can't remember...is Hounds the one that was written after Sherlock had met his untimely end at the Falls and then magically re-appears?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 01, 2015 12:32 AM (UQGss)

743 737 Hello cooth. Posted by: SMFH at November 01, 2015 05:08 AM (RaHZ3) Howdy, howdy -- don't know if you saw what I had @499 -- still thinking about how to get that to where it needs to be. Been busy as all get-out with Halloween prep. All the stuff lives in the attic and we have to bring it down and prep it. It's set-up during the day and runs from about 5:30-9:30, then it all gets torn-down and disappears around 10:00 pm. There are a couple of reactions that make all the hassle totally worth everything -- the first is from those for which all the stuff is strange and threatening but work their way past freaking-out to the door to collect their treats. Half the stuff is motion-sensitive [and, in fact, a big challenge is setting it up so that different pranks don't set each other off], so there is ample opportunity to be rattled by things happening. Another chunk of the stuff is interactive -- so another tranche of the visitors we cherish are those who will interact. From "step here" pads to "See Other Side!" blocks that say "Put Me Down!" on the other side, if you trigger everything and watch every full show to the end, we probably have about 15 minutes of stuff in the 50 feet between the sidewalk and our front door.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 12:33 AM (EzgxV)

744 Anything interesting on the ONT while I was out partying in meatspace?

Posted by: All Hallows Hat at November 01, 2015 12:37 AM (vBeA5)

745 I saw the comment, cooth. Very sweet of you. I slept through halloween, since I was up very early yesterday, and I crashed at around 17:00...which is why I'm up now, chewing on salt water taffy and playing spades on Yahoo.

Posted by: SMFH at November 01, 2015 12:38 AM (RaHZ3)

746 745 Anything interesting on the ONT while I was out partying in meatspace? Posted by: All Hallows Hat at November 01, 2015 05:37 AM (vBeA5) Was this with just meatspace friends, or partying in measpace with your friends in a box?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 12:42 AM (EzgxV)

747 Was this with just meatspace friends, or partying in measpace with your friends in a box? Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 05:42 AM (EzgxV) The former.

Posted by: All Hallows Hat at November 01, 2015 12:52 AM (vBeA5)

748 746 I saw the comment, cooth. Very sweet of you. I slept through halloween, since I was up very early yesterday, and I crashed at around 17:00...which is why I'm up now, chewing on salt water taffy and playing spades on Yahoo. Posted by: SMFH at November 01, 2015 05:38 AM (RaHZ3) The tile is not mine anymore -- it belongs nearer to a certain grandbaby. I'll send you a picture when I get things together (remember, I own a DUMB phone, that is currently about 50% broken). Apartments aren't very Halloween-friendly, so it isn't a surprise that you could sleep through it. Because it was a weekend, we didn't get one of our "regulars", a local day-care/school. If we were to move tomorrow to my idea of a perfect situation, our Halloween traditions would be in grave disarray. Then, again, my stress level would be so much decreased that Halloween stress wouldn't even register....

Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 12:56 AM (EzgxV)

749 Anything interesting on the ONT while I was out partying in meatspace? Posted by: All Hallows Hat at November 01, 2015 05:37 AM (vBeA5) --- Look at the comment timestamps. Still no DST, and 5 minutes slow. Did ace hire Hillary to configure his server?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 01, 2015 01:04 AM (jRs7b)

750 Night all. Here is "It's a Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UbGtjnluyY

Posted by: All Hallows Hat at November 01, 2015 01:06 AM (vBeA5)

751 I'm shutting the house down and heading to bed.....and laughing about my glow-in-the-dark shirt......

Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

752 Incidentally, Oingo Boingo's Halloween Farewell concert was one for the ages.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 01, 2015 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

753 >>>"So if it turns out Bug is gay, we'd embrace his identity. But if he wanted to be white, we'd have to have a talk." I didn't want those grapes anyway.

Posted by: Aesop's fox at November 01, 2015 01:17 AM (jRs7b)

754 Heh, nothing says 'fairness' like government busses taking looters out of the ghetto into upscale neighborhoods for looting and pillaging parties.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 01, 2015 01:28 AM (DbLAe)

755 It works a lot better when you live in Arizona like I do.  My clocks are correct ALL the time. Daylight savings time is yet another idiocy perpetrated by the mother of all idiotic thinking -- government. 

Posted by: Jay Goodplayer at November 01, 2015 12:48 PM (EoEP1)

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