April 28, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (4-28-2014)
— Maetenloch

Sonny Bunch on Rights vs. Principles

In which he responds to this XKCD comic among other things:

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What I am saying is that your politicization of every facet of the public sphere makes you kind of a dick and leads to a coarsening of society. And, as Bath notes, it shows that your commitment to the liberal order-to the marketplace of ideas, to very basic pillars of civilization on which our silly little band of super-smart apes relies-is tenuous, at best.

Those who live the politicized life want us to treat freedom of speech as something to be tolerated legally and worked around socially rather than a fundamental belief. This isn't to say every fringe belief should be indulged-9/11 was not an inside job; blacks were not better off as chattel-but on issues where there is legitimate debate and a sizable portion of the populace on either side of the argument? Maybe you should think twice before you try to destroy someone's livelihood. As a society we're better off not waging perpetual war against everyone with whom we disagree.

The Most Ancient Human Mental Virus

Antisemitism is not a sign, a symbol, a bullet or a gas. It is a Virus. It is the oldest known virus to infest the human soul. In those infected, the virus is clever enough to mask it's existence by renaming itself as "anti-Zionism." Through the renaming of this ancient disease as a "political problem," infected souls can transmit the virus to their friends, families. They can spread their disease at their schools and in their their community, church, or nation. The virus is also transmitted by exchanging infected fantasies with infected ideologues. By changing it's name the disease made it possible for many to deny that they have contracted the virus, and that their souls are chancre-ridden and rotting. This facilitates the current outbreak.

Yes, antisemitism is a clever virus and this shape-shifting is one of its oldest methods of perpetuating itself. Like other viruses currently feasting on humans, this one always has a pleasure principle associated with it. It feels good to get it and we live in the plague years of "If it feels good, do it." Those whose moral immune systems have been previously compromised by other pleasure-born diseases have souls which are particularly susceptible to this virus.
As noted above, in the recent past, it has been shown that large doses of steel and fire can eradicate the virus in some populations, but only for a time. A cure is promised, but seems to be always delayed. The only measures that work are, at best, prophylactic. Another strategy is strict monitoring to prevent the spread of the virus. This seemed to be holding the virus at bay for decades. Lately, however, this method has broken down. The virus, like terrorism, has recently been able to piggy-back on the world-circling data-stream, and infect individuals and groups previously deemed immune. The current strain has indeed become so virulent that large blocks of Jewish people, in Europe, America and even Israel, have become infested.

...Since the virus has been present in human hosts for well over 4,000 years, hopes for eradication in our lifetime are slim. Hopes for eradication in the future are better in civilized countries if, and only if, members of the generations now living and infected with the virus become dedicated to not passing it on to future generations. The virus is found nowhere else in nature except within the human host. If it is denied transmission to the young, it can be eliminated from the world in three generations. If... but only if.

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Jan Karski Tells His Story

From the documentary Shoah Part 4. It runs about 45 minutes.

On Being a Hero in WWII Poland

Not to minimize the accomplishments of the Danes or the Bulgarians, but to be a hero in Poland was a lot more meaningful than to be one in Denmark or Bulgaria-or even, as it turns out, in Germany.

Why? Because Poland was the only Nazi-occupied country in which helping Jews would officially get you the death penalty. Here are the horrific facts (read them and ask yourself if you would have been as brave as the many Poles who did shelter and save Jews):

Poland was the only place where German law rendered any assistance to Jews punishable by death. That punishment was severe and collective: It was meted out not only to the rescuer but also to his entire family and to anyone else who knew about such activities and did not report them. Almost 1,000 Poles were killed this way, including entire families whose children were not spared.

Marxist Revolution Delayed Due to Copyright, Property Rights

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Duke's 'You Don't Say' Campaign Tells You What to Say

Because if you take away words, then human nature will be fundamentally transformed.

In another effort by the groups, they painted a local bridge urging people not to say things like "That's retarded" or that they were "raped" by something inanimate like a test:

The campaign tackles the use of words like "pussy," "fag," "man up" or "bitch" as slang terms.

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The Kindly Brontosaurus

Well I'm not sure this would work for everyone but then I've never tried this particular technique.

A practitioner, nay, an artist, of the Kindly Brontosaurus method would approach the gate agent as follows. You state your name and request. You make a clear and concise case. And then, after the gate agent informs you that your chances of making it onto this flight are on par with the possibility that a dinosaur will spontaneously reanimate and teach himself to fly an airplane, you nod empathically, say something like "Well, I'm sure we can find a way to work this out," and step just to the side of the agent's kiosk.

Here is where the Kindly Brontosaurus rears amiably into the frame. You must stand quietly and lean forward slightly, hands loosely clasped in a faintly prayerful arrangement. You will be in the gate agent's peripheral vision-close enough that he can't escape your presence, not so close that you're crowding him-but you must keep your eyes fixed placidly on the agent's face at all times. Assemble your features in an understanding, even beatific expression. Do not speak unless asked a question. Whenever the gate agent says anything, whether to you or other would-be passengers, you must nod empathically.

Continue as above until the gate agent gives you your seat number. The Kindly Brontosaurus always gets a seat number.

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The Decline of the Fish Stick?

And seafood in general.

Fish sticks just aren't cutting it anymore.

The frozen-fish industry has faced a problem of making the easy dinner staple more appealing, especially to children at home and in school.

"[Kids] want to have something they could get at a restaurant or something that looks familiar to them," said Pat Shanahan, program director of Genuine Alaska Pollock, a group representing the fisheries supplying the catches commonly used in fish sticks.

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The 10 Most Disgusting Scandi Foods

Well you are what you eat and the scandis sure do love eating surströmming and lutefisk.

Lutfisk, another element of Scandinavian "cuisine" if you can call it that. This gelatinous mix, made from aged stockfish or whitefish, has a smell that rivals surströmming's horrific odour. "It smells of saltpetre, tastes acrid, with the texture of rotten rubber," moans @Cunobaros on Twitter.

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Got Too Much Free Time?

Then go here and crash some planets.

The Yahoo AoSHQ group. Bla bla bla.

And my twitter thang.

Tonight's post brought to you by Wonder Woman:

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1 yesh!

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 05:44 PM (8lmkt)

2 Go, Peaches! Go!

Posted by: shredded chi at April 28, 2014 05:44 PM (EZogV)

3 Hey

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 05:45 PM (HVff2)

4 ???

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 05:45 PM (8lmkt)

5 Ahhh, that fresh thread smell. I'll summon the others.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 05:45 PM (0HooB)

6 Sup, y'all....just waitin' on the storms here...

Posted by: Country Singer at April 28, 2014 05:45 PM (KNXgp)

7 Peaches is that you with the rifle

Posted by: tmitsss at April 28, 2014 05:45 PM (Pa9vP)

8 Peaches FTW!!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 05:45 PM (T1005)

9 WTF 2nd?!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 28, 2014 05:45 PM (60Vyp)

10 Oh thank the gods. Oh. Enn. Tee.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 05:46 PM (Pvcl5)

11 /squats and poops "egg"

Posted by: Soothsayer, performance artist at April 28, 2014 05:47 PM (j4y5j)

12 Lesbian Threesome Smash Duo-Normative Diarchy A “throuple”of three lesbians have married each other and are expecting a baby. Since Same-Sex marriage supporters have been demanding that marriage be defined by the duo-normative definition of marriage being only between two individuals, the three lesbians (Doll, Brynn, and Kitten) have had to go through legal wrangling to get as married to each other as the duo-normative oppressive laws of Massachusetts allow. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=5631

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 28, 2014 05:47 PM (AymDN)

13 That smarty pants stick-figure and the queer who drew it can go horsefuck.

Posted by: Soothsayer, performance artist at April 28, 2014 05:48 PM (j4y5j)

14 9>> Or not... 'Sup Horde!!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 28, 2014 05:48 PM (60Vyp)

15 Hooker Boots!

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 28, 2014 05:49 PM (V70Uh)

16 That's a Grand Garand!

Posted by: freaked at April 28, 2014 05:49 PM (JdEZJ)

17 Wonder Woman with a Springfield.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 05:49 PM (jwpGH)

18 Once you add any qualifiers to freedom of speech, you've already lost the argument, you're just arguing over who's politics should be supreme.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Now Using Pale Moon Btichez) at April 28, 2014 05:50 PM (JS0vr)

19 Nice Lasso.

Posted by: garrett at April 28, 2014 05:50 PM (9qDF+)

20 "[Kids] want to have something they could get at a restaurant or something that looks familiar to them," said Pat Shanahan, program director of Genuine Alaska Pollock, a group representing the fisheries supplying the catches commonly used in fish sticks Or it may be due to nobody wanting to be labeled as a "gay fish" for putting fish sticks in their mouth, . Kayne West still doesn't get the joke.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 28, 2014 05:50 PM (WlWt+)

21 Our outreach to Thai trannies has been postponed until next Thursday.

Posted by: Prince Preibus at April 28, 2014 05:51 PM (Px4PF)

22 Alright, break's over. Back on your heads.

Posted by: flounder at April 28, 2014 05:51 PM (Kkt/i)

23 Fen's Law: The Left doesn't really believe in Free Speech. They want it to be free for them but not for you.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 28, 2014 05:51 PM (V70Uh)

24 Tonight's episode: Bossy Mans Up.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 05:51 PM (AO9UG)

25 The campaign tackles the use of words like "pussy," "fag," "man up" or "bitch" as slang terms. I see this as pretty self-serving, since they are faggy pussy bitches that need to man up.

Posted by: toby928 at April 28, 2014 05:51 PM (QupBk)

26 Fish sticks are in decline because they are nasty when microwaved.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 28, 2014 05:52 PM (L02KD)

27 9 WTF 2nd?! Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead ------ Me? That's like a "yay! Good for you" Wtf?

Posted by: shredded chi at April 28, 2014 05:52 PM (EZogV)

28 Oops. Now I see the bolt handle. Don't know how I missed it.

Posted by: freaked at April 28, 2014 05:52 PM (JdEZJ)

29 Can I still call somebody a CUNT? Or is that banned?

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 05:52 PM (b6koZ)

30 Wassup.

Posted by: Stormin' Norman at April 28, 2014 05:52 PM (Px4PF)

31 I thought Wonder Woman just aimed her tits at the bad guys.

That and that rope/whip thingy.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Now Using Pale Moon Btichez) at April 28, 2014 05:52 PM (JS0vr)

32 Is that panty-hose? come on girl. get a real tan and show it off. btw, tits were small.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 28, 2014 05:53 PM (V70Uh)

33 Tonight's ONT Movie

Lizzie Borden's Revenge

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2459038/

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 05:53 PM (5bbdJ)

34 Don't get your balls in a sling, Is that banned?

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 05:53 PM (b6koZ)

35 Mmmmmm, Lynda, back in the day.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 05:54 PM (ojnk6)

36 I've thought of a simple rejoinder to the XKCD-style endorsement of boycotting people you disagree with: "So the Hollywood blacklist was a good idea?"

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 28, 2014 05:54 PM (CZG95)

37 Duke needs an ass-kicking.  Then to man up.

Posted by: flounder at April 28, 2014 05:54 PM (Kkt/i)

38 When I return to the White House in glory, in addition to the bra chandelier I will also be instituting a "no blue dresses" policy. I don't like the color blue.

Posted by: Bill Clinton, on vacation at April 28, 2014 05:54 PM (Px4PF)

39 Maria Molina Monday pic.twitter.com/VTDhidolOZ

Posted by: kbdabear at April 28, 2014 05:54 PM (aTXUx)

40 TETELESTAI!!!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 05:54 PM (GEICT)

41 Without gender norms, there will be anarchy.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 28, 2014 05:54 PM (BAS5M)

42 That and that rope/whip thingy. I also have a lasso of truth, in my pants.

Posted by: toby928 at April 28, 2014 05:54 PM (QupBk)

43 Wonder Woman can tie me up any time.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 05:55 PM (0HooB)

44 Godzilla vs. Gendernormatron.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 05:55 PM (AO9UG)

45 Maria Molina Monday - Keep an Eye on the weather today pic.twitter.com/SUcbwgsfxo

Posted by: kbdabear at April 28, 2014 05:55 PM (aTXUx)

46 I'm suing AceCorp and Maet for triggering my PTSD by showing that picture of Wonder Woman with an actual gun OMG!!!. It reminded me of a drunken ex who tried to kill me once a long time ago. I'm willing to settle for pictures of boobies though.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 28, 2014 05:55 PM (MM6+c)

47
What kind of dumbass doesn't believe in gender norms?  Its as if biology isn't even a science.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 28, 2014 05:55 PM (hJauc)

48 Well you are what you eat and the scandis sure do love eating surströmming and lutefisk.

I can see why they say that but I have found ÖljɂЂ˥ quite difficult to eat as well as ӥᴂѰᵸᾥ  and יּ﷼ӧ{ǂ̡  to say nothing of ˚͒͠͠͏ʬ˿

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at April 28, 2014 05:55 PM (ujux6)

49 I think that one of those ladies......isn't.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 28, 2014 05:56 PM (PZ6/M)

50 Gendernormatron. That's the the one that shot fire out of it's ass, yes?

Posted by: toby928 at April 28, 2014 05:56 PM (QupBk)

51 Hey GOP, I've got your comprehensive immigration bill right here. Build a f*cking fence, comprende?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 28, 2014 05:56 PM (R+XDI)

52 Can I still call somebody a CUNT? Or is that banned? Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 10:52 PM (b6koZ) **** Single? Yes. Married? Not a good idea. Trust this divorced guy on this one.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 05:56 PM (ojnk6)

53 Just saw Gravity. Entertaining in itself, but good gawd how overrated it was. It suffers from overhype bullshit. 12 Years a Slave had to be even more overwrought, fellated twatwurst. Fuck Hollywood and its masturbatory culture.

Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 05:56 PM (GW/jL)

54 What's wrong with Fish Dicks?  Kids don't like Fish Dicks anymore?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 28, 2014 05:56 PM (jucos)

55 XKCD is usually a pretty decent web comic, and nicely non-political. But all of a sudden he posted this one, and a slightly earlier one mocking anti-AGW. I hope it isn't a trend.

Posted by: junior at April 28, 2014 05:56 PM (vRodg)

56 So when will all these 7 foot perpetually aggrieved, crybaby millionaires boycott their racism-paychecks from the Eeevvilll White Man owner?

You know , because "principle".

Posted by: noone, really [/i] [/b] at April 28, 2014 05:57 PM (5ikDv)

57 "So the Hollywood blacklist was a good idea?" Masterful. I'm stealing that immediately.

Posted by: toby928 at April 28, 2014 05:57 PM (QupBk)

58 Tonight's post brought to you by Wonder Woman:

Larry Craig isn't the only one that favors a wide stance.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2014 05:57 PM (IN7k+)

59 " Its as if biology isn't even a science." It's sort of like phrasing. It's not really a "thing" anymore.

Posted by: Sterling Archer at April 28, 2014 05:57 PM (jwpGH)

60 Thai Tranny Tornado Tally:  Ahh what the hell, there are too many to list this evening, but the good news is that only Elkmont Alabama got hail over 2 inches in diameter so far.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 28, 2014 05:57 PM (L02KD)

61 Can we tie the ban words idiots down and stream an audio book of 1984 at them until they get it?  

Posted by: palerider at April 28, 2014 05:58 PM (dkExz)

62 32>> You sound like you're bitchin.... You'd hit it. I'd certainly hit it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 28, 2014 05:58 PM (60Vyp)

63 "GOP Congressman: We're Almost There on an Immigration Deal"

Own goal all the way down. 

I would kick some hobos but there are so many

Posted by: Baltimorethug at April 28, 2014 05:58 PM (2sT0J)

64 Evening, Horde! Wonder Woman has shitty trigger discipline but she can still lasso me any time she wants.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 28, 2014 05:59 PM (mx5oN)

65 Yikes! Maria Molina is invited to my Easter Party next year for sure!

Posted by: Sheriff Joe Biden at April 28, 2014 05:59 PM (Px4PF)

66 Is it OK to call the fella who won't say "man up" a pussy?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 28, 2014 06:00 PM (PZ6/M)

67 Marines were still taking islands in the Pacific in '42 and '43 armed with Springfields. Army had priority. I read one time that 20% of Army troops that went ashore at Normandy (not D-Day, but later as the beachhead matured) were issued Springfields as well.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:00 PM (jwpGH)

68 oops, sorry, phone call with the dadster.  and, to all the incredibly kind morons who said a prayer for Dave, he had a double bypass today and seems to be on the road to recovery.  a very happy thing and thank you so much for your prayers. 

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:00 PM (8lmkt)

69 66 Is it OK to call the fella who won't say "man up" a pussy? Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 28, 2014 11:00 PM (PZ6/M) No, that would be bossy.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 06:00 PM (AO9UG)

70 66 Is it OK to call the fella who won't say "man up" a pussy?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 28, 2014 11:00 PM (PZ6/M)

It is preferred.


Posted by: flounder at April 28, 2014 06:00 PM (Kkt/i)

71 I have decided I am a Libraritarian. I think it has something to do with asking librarians out on dates.

Posted by: Sheriff Joe Biden at April 28, 2014 06:01 PM (Px4PF)

72 I wonder if the Kindly Brontosaurus method would work to get you-know-what from Kate Upton.

Posted by: davidt at April 28, 2014 06:01 PM (PAplM)

73 I use fish sticks when I want to make fish tacos and I don't have tilapia or some other fish on hand. Takes about 15 minutes in a toaster oven.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2014 06:01 PM (Xkr8I)

74 Clearly we just need more anti-white racism to counter anti-black racism. That'll solve the problem. Thank you, black NBA executive Larry Johnson! DRUDGE REPORT ‏@DRUDGE_REPORT Knicks great Larry Johnson calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco... http://drudge.tw/PMDKZb

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 06:02 PM (ZPrif)

75 Posted by: junior at April 28, 2014 10:56 PM (vRodg)

He's occasionally posted political stuff before.

He's a lefty. He just doesn't rub people's faces in it all the time, say like Doonesbury.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Now Using Pale Moon Btichez) at April 28, 2014 06:02 PM (JS0vr)

76 So what do the children of alcoholic parents eat now since they don't like fishsticks? I can't imagine a dinner growing up without fishsticks or pot pies.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 06:02 PM (HxSXm)

77 Knicks great Larry Johnson calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco... http://drudge.tw/PMDKZb

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 11:02 PM (ZPrif)


I am really disappointed that Sharpton didn't come up with this first.  He's really slipping . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:02 PM (8lmkt)

78 "..Since the virus has been present in human hosts for well over 4,000 years, hopes for eradication in our lifetime are slim. Hopes for eradication in the future are better in civilized countries if, and only if, members of the generations now living and infected with the virus become dedicated to not passing it on to future generations. The virus is found nowhere else in nature except within the human host. If it is denied transmission to the young, it can be eliminated from the world in three generations. If... but only if." The Soviet Union helped exacerbate the already rampant Antisemitism in the Middle East by distributing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion throughout the Muslim world: http://tinyurl.com/n49a569

Posted by: Thrawn at April 28, 2014 06:02 PM (WlWt+)

79 In Norway all librarians are topless.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 06:02 PM (AO9UG)

80 53 Just saw Gravity. Entertaining in itself, but good gawd how overrated it was. It suffers from overhype bullshit. 12 Years a Slave had to be even more overwrought, fellated twatwurst. Fuck Hollywood and its masturbatory culture. Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 10:56 PM (GW/jL) Spoiler Sandra Bullock is dead or dying and she is just hallucinating her rescue back to Earth.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:03 PM (b6koZ)

81 The Kings making a strong statement for a Game 7. Now watching the Wild-Avalanche game.

Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 06:03 PM (GW/jL)

82 Wasn't there a "sniper" in each Army squad in WWII equipped with a sighted Springfield instead of a Garand?

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 28, 2014 06:03 PM (CZG95)

83 oops, sorry, phone call with the dadster. and, to all the incredibly kind morons who said a prayer for Dave, he had a double bypass today and seems to be on the road to recovery. a very happy thing and thank you so much for your prayers. Coming up on the five year anniversary for mine. Took me about a year to get my groove back, but get it back I did. Send him the Horde's best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 06:03 PM (0HooB)

84 Dukes are dicks.

#Idosay,dick

Posted by: that's right, I said it at April 28, 2014 06:04 PM (IlmuV)

85 74 Clearly we just need more anti-white racism to counter anti-black racism. That'll solve the problem.

I'm conflicted.

Posted by: BHO [/i] [/b] at April 28, 2014 06:04 PM (5ikDv)

86 Yeah, that always bothered me about Lynda Carter -- her giant gap between her legs.

Posted by: Soothsayer, performance artist at April 28, 2014 06:04 PM (j4y5j)

87 I have nothing to add, but I'm still wired from the two Starbucks quad-shots and the 5 hour energy I had today. Now trying to dilute the caffeine with absurd amounts of alcohol.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:04 PM (Pvcl5)

88
Showtime has placed the first episode of their upcoming series Penny Dreadful online for free viewing. Basically, the show is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - but with the perfect Eva Green.

Works for me.

http://www.sho.com/sho/home

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 28, 2014 06:04 PM (kdS6q)

89 ""[Kids] want to have something they could get at a restaurant or something that looks familiar to them," Do fish sticks not look "familiar" to kids anymore? Kids like fish sticks and french fries from my history. Take right to both. What are they eating that makes fish sticks appear alien to them?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:04 PM (jwpGH)

90
Oh. NSFW -- because Showtime.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 28, 2014 06:05 PM (kdS6q)

91 Oh -- Craig Ferguson out at CBS Late, Late Show

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 06:05 PM (ZPrif)

92 You want a conservative You'll settle for a Reagan Democrat You get Hillary

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:06 PM (aDwsi)

93 I sort of like the new format.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 28, 2014 06:06 PM (AsOpO)

94 Coming up on the five year anniversary for mine. Took me about a year to get my groove back, but get it back I did.

Oh, wow, BB, I did not know that!  It's quite an invasion of the body, but I hope he does as well as you did.  It seems like I've "known" you for 5 years or more, maybe not.  Did you have that before you were a moron?

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:07 PM (8lmkt)

95 I think part of the reason Randall drew this comic was a sense of his side winning in the marketplace of ideas. It's what irritates me about Henry Fonda's role in 12 Angry Men, other than it being the actor's vanity project with simplistic archetypes. His character decries pressure from a majority when he stands athwart it in the beginning, yet has no compunction against utilizing it when he's swayed enough other jurors to do his browbeating for him.

Posted by: What the concerned should be concerned about at April 28, 2014 06:07 PM (wu/TK)

96 Oh -- Craig Ferguson out at CBS Late, Late Show Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 11:05 PM (ZPrif) ******* Really? Not leftist enough for them?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:07 PM (ojnk6)

97 Damn it. It was just a server failure.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 28, 2014 06:07 PM (qY8mM)

98

Wonder Woman's lasso has a muzzle velocity of 2,750 fps, I take it?

 

 

Jim

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 28, 2014 06:07 PM (vvk2F)

99 Good evening, Horde. Wrote my term paper on typhus and added some junk to my project website. Finished knitting and blocked a shawl. Didn't stab anyone. Today was a good day.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 28, 2014 06:07 PM (N/cFh)

100 Aquaman hitting on Wonder Woman: "So, um, I just got a new toaster oven and, um, I, that is do you like fish sticks? because I have a lot and maybe I was wondering if you're not busy..."

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 06:08 PM (AO9UG)

101 "Wasn't there a "sniper" in each Army squad in WWII equipped with a sighted Springfield instead of a Garand? The scoped Springfield was the "sniper" rifle of the period up to the Vietnam era. Modded Remington rifles began to take over at that point.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:08 PM (jwpGH)

102 Not that Kate Upton is Swedish, but how do you know that she is not nomming down of those delicacies?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 28, 2014 06:08 PM (NaeCR)

103 Wasn't there a "sniper" in each Army squad in WWII equipped with a sighted Springfield instead of a Garand? Posted by: Trimegistus ------ I rather doubt that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:08 PM (aDwsi)

104 Is it OK to call the fella who won't say "man up" a pussy?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 28, 2014 11:00 PM (PZ6/M)



Yes. Its pretty much required.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 28, 2014 06:08 PM (XRSxm)

105 96 Oh -- Craig Ferguson out at CBS Late, Late Show Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 11:05 PM (ZPrif) ******* Really? Not leftist enough for them? Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 11:07 PM (ojnk6) --- He's got the "Join Or Die" snake tattooed on his forearm. Rawr!

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 28, 2014 06:09 PM (N/cFh)

106 Wonder Woman shoots a Springfield '03 Bad ASS

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:09 PM (pGV9z)

107 "Oh -- Craig Ferguson out at CBS Late, Late Show" What? Why? WTF?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:09 PM (jwpGH)

108 I don't say 'Man up" But when you don't like my 'Cowboy up' I'll punch you in the face. Reactionary's win, with violence, see Islam for evidence...

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:10 PM (pGV9z)

109 I can't imagine a dinner growing up without fishsticks or pot pies.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 11:02 PM (HxSXm)


Some of us can only wish.  G-d love her, but my mother was such a bad cook that it would have been a mercy to get an occasional pot pie or fish stick.  Have you ever had rice so undercooked that it was still crunchy, but wet?  I have.  Have you ever enjoyed a meatloaf which was mostly zucchini and served out of a bowl with a big spoon, topped with mustard?  I have. 

Oddly enough, her mother was a great cook.  Some skills, apparently, skip a generation.

Posted by: CQD at April 28, 2014 06:10 PM (tcvYF)

110 The Duke "Don't Say" campaign would be more effective if the male models didn't look like such pussies and the female models didn't all look like trannies.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at April 28, 2014 06:11 PM (FDGeg)

111 And when the Kindly Brontosaurus doesn't work, give the Psycho Tyrannosaurus a try. Usually you don't need to eat more than one clerk to get decent service.

Posted by: TB at April 28, 2014 06:11 PM (8u/5i)

112 I buy Gorton's frozen tilapia. Nuke it for five minutes. Pretty damn good.

Posted by: Burt Toste at April 28, 2014 06:11 PM (knDqF)

113

For the record, Ferguson told Variety, he was already planning to leave this year before Letterman announced his impending retirement. CBS convinced him to stay on board until the end of 2014. “It’s an inevitable thing when David announced his retirement, people are going to say ‘Oh he’s leaving because of that,’” Ferguson said. “No matter what I say or what I do, they’re gonna say that.”

 

http://tinyurl.com/k9vh3ku

Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 06:11 PM (LI48c)

114 DC!! I know it's early yet, but you heard anything?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:11 PM (GEICT)

115 And that brontosaurus shit does not, I repeat, does not work. You are not getting that seat, on that plane - period!

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2014 06:11 PM (Xkr8I)

116 " Wonder Woman shoots a Springfield '03 Bad ASS" Effing. A.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:11 PM (jwpGH)

117 I don't say 'Man up"

I prefer "grow a pair"

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:11 PM (8lmkt)

118 Springfield 1903?

Posted by: gp at April 28, 2014 06:12 PM (mk9aG)

119 Posted by: CQD at April 28, 2014 11:10 PM (tcvYF) Sorry to hear about the dinners. Guess you shied away from places that advertised home cooking

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:12 PM (HVff2)

120 He's got the "Join Or Die" snake tattooed on his forearm. Rawr! Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 28, 2014 11:09 PM (N/cFh) ******* They may cleanse as they wish, but IMO this will not end well for their ratings. Apparently, the correct affiliations now trump things like ratings and the associated Ad bucks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:12 PM (ojnk6)

121 Have you ever enjoyed a meatloaf which was mostly zucchini and served out of a bowl with a big spoon, topped with mustard? I have.

I just threw up in my mouth a little . . .  {{{{{}}}}}

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:13 PM (8lmkt)

122 Wonder Woman seem to have the theigh gap thing down...

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:13 PM (pGV9z)

123 121 Have you ever enjoyed a meatloaf which was mostly zucchini and served out of a bowl with a big spoon, topped with mustard? I have. I just threw up in my mouth a little . . . {{{{{}}}}} Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 11:13 PM (8lmkt) What the FUCK is that???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:13 PM (GEICT)

124 The scoped Springfield was the "sniper" rifle of the period up to the Vietnam era. Modded Remington rifles began to take over at that point. Posted by: Ricardo --------------------- Am I the only one who has seen this? 84C MoPic . Easily worth the viewing, assuming that you want to watch film re VN. The reason that I mention it, is during the patrol that is portrayed, they have with them what looks to be a scoped Remington. Read the reviews http://tinyurl.com/kk5k9h7

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:13 PM (aDwsi)

125 Anyone notice that after being told by the courts that they have no authority, beaten back twice by overwhelming public opinion and admitting that they have no business regulating internet traffic that the FCC is going to set 'Net Neutrality' regulations anyway?

Posted by: Daybrother at April 28, 2014 06:14 PM (pFteE)

126 He's waiting for Colbert to flop.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Now Using Pale Moon Btichez) at April 28, 2014 06:14 PM (JS0vr)

127 C'mon Maet, man up and give us a real ONT, not some retarded gay fest like this one. Well, you did have Wonder Woman at the end, but still. Seriously though, I know some people have a problem with some of the words. My kids get on me all the time when I say something is retarded or so gay. Sorry, just grew up that way. I guess I could try to make it less objectionable by saying that I only say it around very close friends, none of whom are gay or retarded, but I know that doesn't make it right. Man up though, I don't get. This whole gender normative, heter-normative bullshit has got to go.

Posted by: Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 06:14 PM (K8ws3)

128 Fishsticks/fillets are a really good kind of frozen food.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 28, 2014 06:15 PM (XRSxm)

129 So Chelsea Handler, leftist scrunt, is leading candidate to replace Ferguson.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 06:15 PM (ZPrif)

130 "Springfield 1903?" 03/A3 since the floor plate is visible. WW2 edition.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:15 PM (jwpGH)

131 The slo-mo jiggle caused by Wonder Woman firing a Spfld 03. You have to imagine it.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 06:15 PM (AO9UG)

132 Attention DFW residents of the Horde.  Some advice please.

Project A-kon is June 6.

Should I go with Knights Inn at Love Field 6 miles away for $45/night.  And I can cancel without fee.

Or Best Western Market Center Blvd and half block from convention.  But if I cancel will still be charged for $90/night.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 06:16 PM (SHnHe)

133 For CQD, my favorite internet chef:
http://tinyurl.com/q5qqrt9

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 28, 2014 06:16 PM (L02KD)

134 Jesus was wrong. Violence wins.



And if you don't like what I said I'll come over and punch your face.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Now Using Pale Moon Btichez) at April 28, 2014 06:16 PM (JS0vr)

135 Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 11:14 PM (K8ws3) ******* But first you will blow me, concern troll.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:17 PM (ojnk6)

136 Posted by: Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 11:14 PM (K8ws3) I suppose when you were a kid you played smear the queer?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:17 PM (HVff2)

137 Did you have that before you were a moron? Nope. I found this place back in '07. The CABG 2 was a couple of years later. I was back playing gigs within six weeks of surgery. Only a small scar on my chest and a couple on each leg. The only fuck up was that they clipped a nerve near my right ankle, hasn't been the same since, but at least I'm alive to bitch about it. I croaked in the back of the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Woke up looking at the EMT holding the paddles in his hands, I said "Shit, what happened?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 06:17 PM (0HooB)

138 29 Patrick Where in Ohio (roughly)?

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 28, 2014 06:17 PM (noB3y)

139 But first you will blow me, concern troll.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 11:17 PM (ojnk6)


Thank you.  I could not figure that one out, for the life of me. 

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:18 PM (8lmkt)

140 Soon we won't be able to say, "Grow up."

In fact, it won't be long until we will only be allowed to say, "Yes sir/ma'am."

Posted by: davidt at April 28, 2014 06:18 PM (PAplM)

141 Duke's 'You Don't Say' Campaign Tells You What to Say I will say "That's so gay" when naked perverts fellate each other publicly on the Folsom Street. I will say "Man Up" because being a whiny little emo is pathetic. I will say "Man Up" because "gender norms" do exist because it is normal for a man to be a man. I will say "Don't be a pussy" because a man being a wuss doesn't deserve to be treated with respect, and because strong women ain't "pussies" either. I will say "No Homo" because I ain't homosexual. I will say "Bitch" because some women do act like that, and some men simply are. I will say "Tranny" because the midget Thai tranny hooker told me that was the proper term.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 28, 2014 06:18 PM (AymDN)

142 "You have to imagine it." I can imagine it. It'll tell what shape your in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:18 PM (jwpGH)

143 Dang, BB!  Sorry about your ankle, but damn glad about the rest, you moron warrior, you!  xoxo

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:19 PM (8lmkt)

144 Ricardo: He quit for obvious reasons. Fuck CBS.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 28, 2014 06:19 PM (Q8vlx)

145 6 out of those ten disgusting Swedish foods are part of our Christmas dinner. Just sayin'

Posted by: grammie winger at April 28, 2014 06:19 PM (oMKp3)

146 139 29 Patrick Where in Ohio (roughly)? Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 28, 2014 11:17 PM (noB3y) Columbus

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:19 PM (b6koZ)

147 In fact, it won't be long until we will only be allowed to say, "Yes sir/ma'am." That's SENATOR, pleib.

Posted by: Senator Barbara Boxer at April 28, 2014 06:19 PM (ILBCY)

148 My sympathy Grammie.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 28, 2014 06:20 PM (Q8vlx)

149 Jesus was wrong.



Irony alert. Like Jesus could be wrong.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 28, 2014 06:20 PM (XRSxm)

150 That's SENATOR, pleib. Posted by: Senator Barbara Boxer at April 28, 2014 11:19 PM (ILBCY) And it's CITIZEN to you, BITCH.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:21 PM (GEICT)

151 Hello Horde!

Posted by: madamemayhem (now with more hate and discontent) at April 28, 2014 06:21 PM (WPm3x)

152 >>>I know it's early yet, but you heard anything? Got a call for the recruiter less than an hour after the interview. In her words, "if it was up to [him], you'd be filling out paperwork right now" One more phone interview with his boss on Wednesday. I got this.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:21 PM (Pvcl5)

153 Hello madame!

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 28, 2014 06:21 PM (Q8vlx)

154 148 6 out of those ten disgusting Swedish foods are part of our Christmas dinner. Just sayin' Posted by: grammie winger at April 28, 2014 11:19 PM (oMKp3) Wow, potluck with you blows. Love ya Grammie

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:21 PM (HVff2)

155 It's what irritates me about Henry Fonda's role in 12 Angry Men, other than it being the actor's vanity project with simplistic archetypes. His character decries pressure from a majority when he stands athwart it in the beginning, yet has no compunction against utilizing it when he's swayed enough other jurors to do his browbeating for him. It's been a long time since I've seen it, but I think you're right. He does browbeat the last holdout. Certainly something that the play/movie didn't intend.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 28, 2014 06:21 PM (T0NGe)

156 142 Soon we won't be able to say, "Grow up." In fact, it won't be long until we will only be allowed to say, "Yes sir/ma'am." Posted by: davidt at April 28, 2014 11:18 PM (PAplM) Ageist

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:22 PM (b6koZ)

157 Oh, and Wonderwoman with a Garand is just awesome.>>

a bolt action Garand?

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 06:22 PM (5bbdJ)

158 "...Knights Inn at Love Field..." -- I dunno but I stayed at that Knights Inn once and was shocked that it was actually pretty nice. I smuggled my cat in and the next day the manager let on that he knew and didn't care. Several years ago though; might have changed.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 28, 2014 06:22 PM (u40SM)

159 E Plebnista

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 06:22 PM (AO9UG)

160 I got this.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:21 PM (Pvcl5)


It's in Indy?  Or is my brain deceiving me again?

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:22 PM (8lmkt)

161 " Ricardo: He quit for obvious reasons. Fuck CBS." Well, I'm fucking dense. What obvious reasons? They didn't pick him for Late Night? Okay. Okay. I would not take that a slam. Just a thing. Keep doing my show and biding my time until Colbert failed and then say "Hello, what the fuck are you gonna do now?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:23 PM (jwpGH)

162 The dumb mayor of LA had opened his fat gob on the Clippers. They are preparing for riots. Doesn't that tell us some people will use any excuse to burn, steal, assault? How un PC! As to Poland, I remember seeing a photo of an entire Polish family - mom dad, and kids, hanged from their balcony for hiding Jews. As to Lanzmann, some film footage was left out from Shoah due to serious threats, including but not limited to when this nazi who was in one of the Eizentgruppen physically attacked him.

Posted by: Commissar Pug at April 28, 2014 06:23 PM (8c12T)

163 Cinnamon tequila? Just saw an ad for it. Thinking that is a bridge too far in the flavored booze category.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 28, 2014 06:23 PM (+0txR)

164 >>>It's in Indy? Or is my brain deceiving me again? The interview was, but I would live and work in western Kentucky.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:23 PM (Pvcl5)

165 {{{{{madamemayhem (now with more hate and discontent)}}}}

how you doin', girl?

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:23 PM (8lmkt)

166 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 11:16 PM (SHnHe) I vote for the closer hotel if you really plan on going right now. That 6 miles seems like nothing much but it really kills the con flavor in my experience.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at April 28, 2014 06:24 PM (Lqb+9)

167 You haven't really lived until you've had fish paste from a tube for Christmas dinner. Trust me on this.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 28, 2014 06:24 PM (oMKp3)

168 Got a call for the recruiter less than an hour after the interview. In her words, "if it was up to [him], you'd be filling out paperwork right now" One more phone interview with his boss on Wednesday. I got this. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:21 PM (Pvcl5) *fist bump* Of course you do. You're a Moron. End location?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:24 PM (GEICT)

169 I said "Shit, what happened?" Posted by: BackwardsBoy ------------------ Similar. Ulcer perforated an artery. I started doing a not-so-slow bleed out. They were about to put me on a ventilator in the ER, but somewhere in there they were jamming a tube up through my nose. Hurt like a m'fckr. I came to only long enough to say "We'll have to do this some other time." I recall the laughter as I passed out again. Came to in the ICU the next day.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:24 PM (aDwsi)

170 Duke doesn't want to create an environment in which people aren't judged. It wants to create an environment in which people are judged according to its own politically correct ideals.

Posted by: Duke Igthorn, who doesn't like his name being used by a bunch of fag pussies who won't man up at April 28, 2014 06:24 PM (AymDN)

171 Come to Indiana for the humidity and mosquitos and stay for the tornados!

Posted by: madamemayhem (now with more hate and discontent) at April 28, 2014 06:24 PM (WPm3x)

172 #36

With every passing year I increasingly regard the blacklist as a very good thing. It was the least of what anyone who supported Stalin deserved.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2014 06:24 PM (Icq+V)

173 167 >>>It's in Indy? Or is my brain deceiving me again? The interview was, but I would live and work in western Kentucky. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:23 PM (Pvcl5) That's Awesome!!!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 28, 2014 06:25 PM (oMKp3)

174 OK miscreants, I'ma gonna watch Castle with B'Gal. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 28, 2014 06:25 PM (0HooB)

175 DC leaving Towson. WTF.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 28, 2014 06:25 PM (N/cFh)

176 I got this. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:21 PM (Pvcl5 Hope so, good luck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:25 PM (HVff2)

177 Hey Peaches! Honey how you doin?

Posted by: madamemayhem (now with more hate and discontent) at April 28, 2014 06:25 PM (WPm3x)

178 >greengrocers but also the prime ministers. Differing positions in the hierarchy merely establish differing degrees of involvement: the greengrocer is involved only to a minor extent, but he also has very little power. The prime minister, naturally, has greater power, but in return he is far more deeply involved. Both, however, are unfree, each merely in a somewhat different way. The real accomplice in this involvement, therefore, is not another person, but the system itself. Position in the power hierarchy determines the degree of responsibility and guilt, but it gives no one unlimited responsibility and guilt, nor does it completely absolve anyone. Thus the conflict between the aims of life and the aims of the system is not a conflict between two socially defined and separate communities; and only a very generalized view (and even that only approximative) permits us to divide society into the rulers and the ruled. Here, by the way, is one of the most important differences between the post-totalitarian system and classical dictatorships, in which this line of conflict can still be drawn according to social class. In the post-totalitarian system, this line runs de/acto through each person, for everyone in his or her own way is both a victim and a supporter of the system. What we understand by the system is not, therefore, a social order imposed by one group upon another, but rather something which permeates the entire society and is a factor in shaping it, something which may seem impossible to grasp or define (for it is in the nature of a mere principle), but which is expressed by the entire society as an important feature of its life< havel @ page 37 "power of the powerless"

Posted by: newrouter at April 28, 2014 06:25 PM (hudvF)

179 I don't say "man up" mainly because of that unfortunate little incident I had throwing out the first pitch. Oh, and that damned umbrella.

Posted by: Prez'nit 404 at April 28, 2014 06:25 PM (Dwehj)

180 The dumb mayor of LA had opened his fat gob on the Clippers. They are preparing for riots.

I live here and there is no such thing.  Where are you getting this from? 

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:26 PM (8lmkt)

181 Wonder Woman.


with her fucking finger on the fucking trigger



sigh...



'Sup roonz and roonettez? Playing hookey from work today, eye exam instead. I'm still blind.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 06:26 PM (yh0zB)

182 Pussy sissy boys need to man up and tell the gender norman lesbo-fags to grease their mustaches.

Posted by: Lenny Bruce at April 28, 2014 06:26 PM (hpgw1)

183 The Missouri House Wants to Impeach Governor Jay Nixon http://tinyurl.com/m5ndmdx

Posted by: The Impeachin' Hat at April 28, 2014 06:26 PM (AymDN)

184 166 Cinnamon tequila? Just saw an ad for it. Thinking that is a bridge too far in the flavored booze category. Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 28, 2014 11:23 PM (+0txR) Can beat that….http://tinyurl.com/nyfm9gc

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:26 PM (GEICT)

185
Sen. Ted Cruz is demanding the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry over remarks he made that Israel risks becoming an “apartheid state.”

That's how you play the political game.  Lets see if any other repubs will join him.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 28, 2014 06:27 PM (hJauc)

186 newrouter at April 28, 2014 11:25 PM (hudvF) **** Have you ever heard of paragraphs or formatting?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:27 PM (ojnk6)

187 What? NBA players want a Negro League? What?

Posted by: Zombie Jackie Robinson at April 28, 2014 06:27 PM (PAplM)

188 Ricardo: Ego is a nasty bitch. She be hard to deal with sometimes. Colbert? Wtf who is going to watch that moron. He will destroy that time slot on cbs, then the next dumbass will have to try and save it. I'm sure Ferguson said fuck that.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 28, 2014 06:27 PM (Q8vlx)

189 177 OK miscreants, I'ma gonna watch Castle with B'Gal. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k? Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 28, 2014 11:25 PM (0HooB) Now, that's a man up if I ever heard one.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:27 PM (HVff2)

190 You haven't really lived until you've had fish paste from a tube for Christmas dinner. Trust me on this. Posted by: grammie ------------------ Pretty bad. But I have had some variety of canned..., meat, or something... for Thanksgiving. Here's the rub, on the can it said, "Keeps for up to six weeks after opening". I mean, even bacteria didn't want to eat the stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:27 PM (aDwsi)

191 Good luck on that DC.

Only downside to this closer hotel room is, its a smoking room.  I don't smoke.  But I figure after 12 or 14 hours at a con.  Hit that pillow and I won't care.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 06:27 PM (SHnHe)

192 "Am I the only one who has seen this? 84C MoPic . Easily worth the viewing, assuming that you want to watch film re VN. The reason that I mention it, is during the patrol that is portrayed, they have with them what looks to be a scoped Remington. Read the reviews http://tinyurl.com/kk5k9h7 " The Rem' 700 began to get picked up by that time for sniping duty. The same rifle you could buy in any store of the day with a few mods. It was a great rifle in the day. Today, meh, okay. Remington quality has taken a big hit for a while now. You can buy the same gun today at the gun store and it'll probably be okay, but. I go Tikka or CZ.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:28 PM (jwpGH)

193 Walk like a man. Jocko homo.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 28, 2014 06:28 PM (XeVA7)

194 Just got a call from some "research" group.

Question 1: "which ethnic group to you identify with?" "I don't." "Should I put down Caucasian...." "Blank, or I hang up."

Question 2: "are you of Hispanic....?" "Blank, or I hang up."

Question 3: "am I reaching you on a cell phone or a land line?" *pause* "I can't think of a reason it would benefit me to answer." "Which option should I fill in." *sighs, rolls eyes* "Blank, or I hang up."

"That's all our questions."


Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 06:28 PM (T1005)

195 The dumb mayor of LA had opened his fat gob on the Clippers. They are preparing for riots. I live here and there is no such thing. Where are you getting this from? Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 11:26 PM (8lmkt) Please. L.A. doesn't even admit to having the Clippers in their city. Do you really think they'd start now?

Posted by: The Laker's Hat at April 28, 2014 06:28 PM (AymDN)

196 That's how you play the political game. Lets see if any other repubs will join him. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 28, 2014 11:27 PM (hJauc) ****** A few might, but the bulk won't. All about comity now.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:29 PM (ojnk6)

197 It was the least of what anyone who supported Stalin deserved. Posted by: Epobirs ---------------- See : The Progressive Party. Of course, they supported the Nazis too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:29 PM (aDwsi)

198 Only downside to this closer hotel room is, its a smoking room. I don't smoke.

Anna Puma, I am a smoker and I would not pay money to sleep in a smoking room if it meant sleeping in my car.  That is just nasty.

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:29 PM (8lmkt)

199 Pretty bad. But I have had some variety of canned..., meat, or something... for Thanksgiving. Here's the rub, on the can it said, "Keeps for up to six weeks after opening". I mean, even bacteria didn't want to eat the stuff. Yikes . Just .....wow.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 28, 2014 06:29 PM (oMKp3)

200
Re: Wonder Woman

A reminder that Debra Winger played Diana's younger sister, Drusilla, aka Wonder Girl, in the Linda Carter TV series.

So adorable.

http://tinyurl.com/m5btzb2

http://tinyurl.com/k9l999l

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 28, 2014 06:29 PM (kdS6q)

201 11: so, thats how a lesbian couple can create a baby. Add another chick. Fascinating.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 28, 2014 06:30 PM (8SsiG)

202 149 Patrick Thanks! I'm in (near) Dayton. Would love to figure out a Buckeye MoMe, I know there are other folks in the general area that hang out here.

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 28, 2014 06:30 PM (noB3y)

203 Thanks everybody. Y'all are the best fake internet friends out there, serious you guys. I hope OG checks in, he had an interview today too.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:30 PM (Pvcl5)

204 Wild manning up in Minn. 3-2 with 6 min left.

Posted by: that's right, I said it at April 28, 2014 06:30 PM (IlmuV)

205 109 I can't imagine a dinner growing up without fishsticks or pot pies.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 11:02 PM (HxSXm)


Some of us can only wish. G-d love her, but my mother was such a bad cook that it would have been a mercy to get an occasional pot pie or fish stick. Have you ever had rice so undercooked that it was still crunchy, but wet? I have. Have you ever enjoyed a meatloaf which was mostly zucchini and served out of a bowl with a big spoon, topped with mustard? I have.

Oddly enough, her mother was a great cook. Some skills, apparently, skip a generation.
Posted by: CQD at April 28, 2014 11:10 PM (tcvYF) Hide posts from (tcvYF)


My mom is right up there in the pantheon of lousy cooks....but I recently found out that my paternal grandad's role among the group herding sheep in Western Colorado was camp cook.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 06:30 PM (T1005)

206 Wonder Woman, geez lets get down with 1973 folk!

Diana's rival to the title of Wonder Woman - Nubia!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 06:31 PM (SHnHe)

207 Well folks, that's my energy for the night. See y'all later!

Posted by: madamemayhem (now with more hate and discontent) at April 28, 2014 06:31 PM (WPm3x)

208 109 I can't imagine a dinner growing up without fishsticks or pot pies. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 11:02 PM (HxSXm) Some of us can only wish. G-d love her, but my mother was such a bad cook that it would have been a mercy to get an occasional pot pie or fish stick. Have you ever had rice so undercooked that it was still crunchy, but wet? I have. Have you ever enjoyed a meatloaf which was mostly zucchini and served out of a bowl with a big spoon, topped with mustard? I have. Oddly enough, her mother was a great cook. Some skills, apparently, skip a generation. Posted by: CQD at April 28, 2014 11:10 PM (tcvYF) Long line of alcoholics, none of them could cook. We got all kinds of weird meals because mom decided to substitute something like chili powder for rosemary. If the recipe called for vanilla extract, mint extract was a comparable substitute.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 06:31 PM (HxSXm)

209 Posted by: Zombie Jackie Robinson at April 28, 2014 11:27 PM (PAplM)

Well they're getting closer and closer.

Just a few more fat old white guys to go.

And yet they thought Rush as an owner was over the top.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Now Using Pale Moon Btichez) at April 28, 2014 06:31 PM (JS0vr)

210 206 Thanks everybody. Y'all are the best fake internet friends out there, serious you guys. I hope OG checks in, he had an interview today too. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:30 PM (Pvcl5) Not me. I'm a dick. I'm hoping you fuck it up so that you'll be at the MoMee.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:31 PM (GEICT)

211 so, thats how a lesbian couple can create a baby. Add another chick. Fascinating. Posted by: Puddleglum at April 28, 2014 11:30 PM (8SsiG) Remember, "Social Justice" means going against nature and reality.

Posted by: An Eeeeevil Kyriarch at April 28, 2014 06:32 PM (AymDN)

212 Patrick, where in C-bus? Casa del Crank is in Canal...

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 28, 2014 06:32 PM (R+XDI)

213 Ferguson is only 52. What is he going to do?

Posted by: Commissar Pug at April 28, 2014 06:32 PM (8c12T)

214 Wait until that trouple try to explain their idea of the Birds and the Bees to the kids...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 06:33 PM (SHnHe)

215 Pardon me while I don't take etiquette advice from the vey same pussies who would call me a tea bagger and snicker

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 06:33 PM (zOTsN)

216 I don't say "man up" mainly because of that unfortunate little incident I had throwing out the first pitch. Oh, and that damned umbrella. Posted by: Prez'nit 404 --------------------------- Basketball.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:33 PM (aDwsi)

217 205 149 Patrick Thanks! I'm in (near) Dayton. Would love to figure out a Buckeye MoMe, I know there are other folks in the general area that hang out here. Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 28, 2014 11:30 PM (noB3y) I will be going to Dayton more now that my Nephew is going to Dayton, but with a 1 year old I don't get out much if at ALL

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:33 PM (b6koZ)

218 Ferguson is only 52. What is he going to do? Posted by: Commissar --------- He's worth $$$. I'm not concerned.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:34 PM (aDwsi)

219 Ferguson is only 52. What is he going to do? Posted by: Commissar Pug at April 28, 2014 11:32 PM (8c12T) ****** I'm 51. If I had his net worth, I would not be too worried about getting a job tomorrow.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:34 PM (ojnk6)

220 Posted by: Daybrother at April 28, 2014 11:14 PM (pFteE) ============================ Yeah, I noticed donations to the Party talks louder than law.

Posted by: Comcast Chair Brian Roberts at April 28, 2014 06:34 PM (Px4PF)

221 >Have you ever heard of paragraphs or formatting? Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 11:27 PM (ojnk6)< ax the writer clown. do you like cupcakes?

Posted by: newrouter at April 28, 2014 06:34 PM (hudvF)

222 Wait until that trouple try to explain their idea of the Birds and the Bees to the kids... Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 11:33 PM (SHnHe) "Mother" nature is a sell-out to the cisheteropatriarchy!!1! NO JUSTISE!!1! NO PIECE!!1!`~eleventy!!1! NO JUSTISE!!1! NO PIECE!!1!`~eleventy!!1! NO JUSTISE!!1! NO PIECE!!1!`~eleventy!!1! NO JUSTISE!!1! NO PIECE!!1!`~eleventy!!1! NO JUSTISE!!1! NO PIECE!!1!`~eleventy!!1!

Posted by: Social Justice Studies Major with a minor in lesbianism at April 28, 2014 06:35 PM (AymDN)

223 207 Wild manning up in Minn. 3-2 with 6 min left. Posted by: that's right, I said it at April 28, 2014 11:30 PM (IlmuV) Til refs fuck it up

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:35 PM (HVff2)

224 I say "man up"...a lot.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 28, 2014 06:35 PM (Dwehj)

225 Wild looking good.

Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 06:35 PM (GW/jL)

226 Peaches, downside of Love Field is 6 miles away.  Which means I either grok DART and pay for it.  Or battle for parking at con and IIRC the Anatole where the con is charges a parking fee.

Closer hotel none of that hassle.  And I have slept in such rooms before.  Exhaustion means not caring if there is still a whiff.  Just the non-refundable of $303 is making me balk.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 06:35 PM (SHnHe)

227 Aren't campuses the places that gave us slut walks to fight slut shaming?

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 06:36 PM (zOTsN)

228 Pardon me while I don't take etiquette advice from the vey same pussies who would call me a tea bagger and snicker Posted by: Thunderb ---------- Is that supposed to be 'fey pussies', or 'very same pussies'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:36 PM (aDwsi)

229 Gahanna

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:36 PM (b6koZ)

230 >>>Not me. I'm a dick. I'm hoping you fuck it up so that you'll be at the MoMee. Ok, you can explain to Beagle why my laugh just woke him up. Because now he's just staring and me with that dumb Confused Dog look. Aaaand now he's decided that my recliner is big enough for the both of us. Fuck you twice, Cochran.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:36 PM (Pvcl5)

231 Anna, if you feel like driving to Fort Worth at night, you are welcome to stay with us while you are in town.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 28, 2014 06:36 PM (PZ6/M)

232 OK, which Moron was this?


http://youtu.be/jliHMdlpKU4

Posted by: Country Singer at April 28, 2014 06:36 PM (KNXgp)

233 Some good news to grace these pages. Anyone want to hear?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 06:37 PM (UJj+N)

234 I'm sitting here waiting for the weather to get interesting. My son is already angling to miss school tomorrow. He said he'd keep his kids home if he was a dad. Cracked me up.

Posted by: no good deed at April 28, 2014 06:37 PM (ILBCY)

235 220 Patrick I hear ya :-) UD?

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 28, 2014 06:37 PM (noB3y)

236 >>>Til refs fuck it up

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 11:35 PM (HVff2) <<<



You mean -- 'til the retarded refs allow the Avs to rape them again.

Posted by: that's right, I said it at April 28, 2014 06:37 PM (IlmuV)

237 Very same pussies that is, although I now prefer fey

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 06:37 PM (zOTsN)

238 I'm sure Fox will find a place for Ferguson, and blow all the posers out of the water.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 28, 2014 06:37 PM (Q8vlx)

239 Fuck you twice, Cochran. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:36 PM (Pvcl5) You're getting beagle snuggles? You should be thanking me.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:37 PM (GEICT)

240

The Pens shook off the Blue Jackets but it wasn't easy. Now they wait for NYRangers/kitten raping Flyers series to end. Both of those teams play a similar game as the Blue Jackets but are better. The Pens struggled with Columbus. I'm not bullish on Pittsburgh's chances going forward in the Playoffs.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 28, 2014 06:38 PM (8SsiG)

241 Empty net.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at April 28, 2014 06:38 PM (zDsvJ)

242 I hope the Kings can pull out a win. I want more 7 game series!

Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 06:38 PM (GW/jL)

243 And didn't the JEF say he bowled like a special Olympian?

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 06:39 PM (zOTsN)

244 Yes UD.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:39 PM (b6koZ)

245 Fire away, Jinx

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:39 PM (GEICT)

246 I hope the Kings can pull out a win. I want more 7 game series!

Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 11:38 PM (GW/jL)


as long as nobody brings any black people to Staples Center.  hoors are okay, though, bring the hoors.

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:39 PM (8lmkt)

247 Let's hear it for Lily von Schtup

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 28, 2014 06:40 PM (RTQgm)

248 Outstanding Patrick. If I ever had free time, I'd suggest a meet and drink at World of Beer in Easton...

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 28, 2014 06:40 PM (R+XDI)

249 Fuck the JEF. Nite all

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 28, 2014 06:40 PM (Q8vlx)

250 Youngest son received a 3 year full ride ROTC scholarship.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 06:40 PM (UJj+N)

251 >>>You should be thanking me. Keep talking like that and you could be president one day. Hell, even the Irish can't possibly fuck it up worse than TFG, right? (No, that was not a challenge)

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:40 PM (Pvcl5)

252 243 The Pens shook off the Blue Jackets but it wasn't easy. Now they wait for NYRangers/kitten rapingFlyers series to end. Both of those teams play a similar game as the Blue Jackets but are better. The Pens struggled with Columbus. I'm not bullish on Pittsburgh's chances going forward in the Playoffs. Posted by: Puddleglum at April 28, 2014 11:38 PM (8SsiG) I don't know much about Hockey but I thought the Refs were terrible for the Columbus, Pittsburgh game.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:41 PM (b6koZ)

253 And some corporal's stripes for next year.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 06:41 PM (UJj+N)

254 Well done Jinx!

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 06:41 PM (zOTsN)

255 Evening all. That XKCD 'toon is getting put on a coworkers door tomorrow. Argued about private businesses and their rights.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 06:41 PM (QeH9j)

256 So the Party of SCIENCE! believes that farting cows will end the world, three lesbians can create a baby, and that chopping off your cock makes you a woman.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2014 06:42 PM (lr3d7)

257 Teresa, thank you for the offer but I would be an imposition.

Thursday plan to arrive.  Get settled.  Then see if I have to deal with another 2 hour wait like last year to get my registration packet and badge.

Friday is first day of con.  Which means start early and probably stay there until about 7 or 8pm.

Saturday will be the long day since I will stay for the art auction which runs until 11pm.

Sunday wrap things up, collect any art I commissioned.  And then hit the road about noon for a 7 hour drive.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 06:42 PM (SHnHe)

258 Keep talking like that and you could be president one day. Hell, even the Irish can't possibly fuck it up worse than TFG, right? (No, that was not a challenge) Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:40 PM (Pvcl5) Oooooohhhhh how shit would change if I was in charge. Even if we did, there'd be plenty of booze to go around and we'd be having a helluva good time on our way down the hole.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:42 PM (GEICT)

259 Think the Wild get it done with that. 4-2 and 1:26 left.

Posted by: that's right, I said it at April 28, 2014 06:42 PM (IlmuV)

260 "Anna, if you feel like driving to Fort Worth at night, you are welcome to stay with us while you are in town." Forgot about Ana flying in to Love . Go east. Get closer to I35. Fairmonts and Holiday Inns and such that are good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:42 PM (jwpGH)

261 253 Youngest son received a 3 year full ride ROTC scholarship. Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 11:40 PM (UJj+N) Nice going Jinx.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 06:42 PM (QeH9j)

262 Awesome Jinx!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:43 PM (GEICT)

263 Jinx, buy that young man a drink.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 28, 2014 06:43 PM (KNXgp)

264 Craig Ferguson was writing TV shows and movies before he became known to US audiences through the Drew Carey Show. He has no money problems and I expect he can find backing for his projects to keep busy.

I still think of him as 'Lister's Confidence.'

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0684151/?ref_=tt_ep_ep5

Saving Grace (which lead to Doc Martin)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195234/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2014 06:43 PM (Icq+V)

265 Well done Jinx!!!

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:43 PM (Pvcl5)

266 Wild win it! Game 7!

Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 06:43 PM (GW/jL)

267 Donald Tokowitz nee Sterling is an interesting study. A Jewish lawyer/real estate mogul and self made millionaire that chose to buy an NBA team. Despite holding obviously racist views. 

Posted by: cm9000 at April 28, 2014 06:43 PM (XRSxm)

268 Woot Wild!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:43 PM (HVff2)

269 So the latin leftist Pope is ... a latin leftist. Kinda predictable.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 06:44 PM (ZPrif)

270 253 Youngest son received a 3 year full ride ROTC scholarship. Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 11:40 PM (UJj+N) --Congrats! Where at???

Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 06:44 PM (GW/jL)

271 251 Outstanding Patrick. If I ever had free time, I'd suggest a meet and drink at World of Beer in Easton... Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 28, 2014 11:40 PM (R+XDI) If I don't get shot there . I heard it a great place, I go to a lot of Crew games.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:44 PM (b6koZ)

272 142 In fact, it won't be long until we will only be allowed to say, "Yes sir/ma'am." Posted by: davidt at April 28, 2014 11:18 PM (PAplM) --------------------- Excuse me? Excuuuuuuuse me. Did you say "ma'am?"

Posted by: SENATOR Boxer at April 28, 2014 06:44 PM (dfYL9)

273 Youngest son received a 3 year full ride ROTC scholarship. Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 11:40 PM (UJj+N) USMC right? I wish I'd gone USMC... instead of US...

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:44 PM (pGV9z)

274 Hey, DC gets to vote against McConnell in the primary, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:44 PM (aDwsi)

275 >>>blahblahblah plenty of booze to go around blah blah blah Ok. You have my full attention.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:45 PM (Pvcl5)

276 Sterling is of the old school paternalistic style of racism

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 06:45 PM (zOTsN)

277 Night all. I'm passing out. Keep your Springfield close and your wife/husband closer.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:45 PM (jwpGH)

278 Only downside to this closer hotel room is, its a smoking room. I don't smoke. But I figure after 12 or 14 hours at a con. Hit that pillow and I won't care.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 11:27 PM (SHnHe)



Buy a Febreeze air freshener, the kind with the two scents in the same bottle, plug that bad boy in while you're out and BAM! that room will smell fresh and clean like a spring breeze when you get back (and the maids won't touch it). BTDT, I was a smoker at the time and wow what a difference. When I was packing out to get on the airplane the maid told me the management was considering putting them in all the smoking rooms.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 06:45 PM (yh0zB)

279 The Rem' 700 began to get picked up by that time for sniping duty.>>

The Winchester model 70 was Hathcock's rifle in Vietnam.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 06:45 PM (5bbdJ)

280 I must want the pain. Could someone explain in short sentences and small words for stupid ol' me what XKCD was saying wrong in that cartoon? Simple declarative statements, avoiding conditionals and nuance is preferred.

Posted by: kindltot at April 28, 2014 06:45 PM (2YAgC)

281 "Jinx, buy that young man a drink." I guess I'm on the hook now to buy him that anchor they call a class ring. And, we're going to drive his El Camino to the Woodward Ave Dream Cruise this summer. He's earned that and more.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 06:45 PM (UJj+N)

282 Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 28, 2014 11:40 PM (R+XDI) Before I forget I just followed you on twitter.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:46 PM (b6koZ)

283

Anna Puma,

 

 

Do NOT stay at the Knight's Inn.  DO NOT.

 

 

I made that mistake six years ago, and found out the hard way, that it's one of those places that rents rooms by the hour.

 

 

Maid's carts rumbling out front all night long, and unspeakable conversations in the parking lot.

 

 

I slept the night through with a Browning BDA .380 in my fist, and didn't sleep very damn much, besides.

 

 

That was a mistake I won't make twice.

 

 

 

Jim
Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

 

 

Posted by: Jim at April 28, 2014 06:46 PM (vvk2F)

284 Wild need to trade Stoner to the Avs.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at April 28, 2014 06:46 PM (zDsvJ)

285 And didn't the JEF say he bowled like a special Olympian? Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 11:39 PM (zOTsN) **** Yes, yes he did. My Mom was a bowler and taught memthe simple lesson that when you throw the ball, end up with your hand, kncluding thumb, be pointed straight at your target when held up vertically. I played 160-170 as a newbie using this simple advice. TFG could have used a little of this advice before bowling. But, why would he ever ask anyone for advice? After all, he is the Lightbringer.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:46 PM (ojnk6)

286 Congrats Jinx

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 28, 2014 06:46 PM (R+XDI)

287 why are you fools talking about hockey teams having a chance against the defending champs? the blackhawks will repeat

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 06:46 PM (krmE0)

288 Jinx, too cool!  Congrats to you and your boy!

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:46 PM (8lmkt)

289 So the Party of SCIENCE! believes that farting cows will end the world, three lesbians can create a baby, and that chopping off your cock makes you a woman. Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2014 11:42 PM (lr3d7) you forgot to include Islam is the religion of peace

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:46 PM (pGV9z)

290 >>>277 Hey, DC gets to vote against McConnell in the primary, no? I was thinking about that. One of 17 thousand things to do is figure out the voting laws. Also, when I would become a resident is kinda fungible. I might commute weekly for a bit while we get packed and find a place to live.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:47 PM (Pvcl5)

291 Zip74: USA. USMC scholarships are as scarce as hen's teeth this year.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 06:47 PM (UJj+N)

292 It's scientific. The mere presence of a woman is pain inducing:
http://tinyurl.com/m4khla4

Mogil wondered whether the rodents were responding to the sight of a woman or man or to something more subtle. So he told the people in his lab to place their worn T-shirts near injected animals and then leave the room. Even when the humans weren’t present, the results were the same. Rats and mice showed about a 36% lower score on the grimace scale when exposed to male versus female T-shirts, the team reports online today in Nature Methods. (Female mice were slightly more sensitive to the effect.) Placing a woman’s T-shirt next to a man’s T-shirt negated the impact. Bedding material from unfamiliar male mice and guinea pigs, as well as pet beds slept in by unsterilized male cats and dogs, produced the same response: Male odors seemed to act like painkillers.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2014 06:47 PM (IN7k+)

293 Jinx! Boo yah!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 28, 2014 06:47 PM (b0PfQ)

294 137 Posted by: Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 11:14 PM (K8ws3) I suppose when you were a kid you played smear the queer? Yep

Posted by: Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 06:48 PM (K8ws3)

295 peaches guess what Da BEARS will give me on my bday this year hint: its on oct26

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 06:48 PM (krmE0)

296 We used to get fishsticks about once a week in school. Then when mom made them and they weren't soggy and floating in grease, and had you had them with a tarter sauce with some taste, they were actually a treat.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 28, 2014 06:48 PM (IV4od)

297 .....I slept the night through with a Browning BDA .380 in my fist, and didn't sleep very damn much, besides..... Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at April 28, 2014 11:46 PM (vvk2F) .45ACP bro, serious no need to thank me

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:49 PM (pGV9z)

298 guess what Da BEARS will give me on my bday this year

hint: its on oct26

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:48 PM (krmE0)

don't tell me . . . early Superbowl?  ya goof!

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:49 PM (8lmkt)

299 292 So the Party of SCIENCE! believes that farting cows will end the world, three lesbians can create a baby, and that chopping off your cock makes you a woman. Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2014 11:42 PM (lr3d7) you forgot to include Islam is the religion of peace Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 11:46 PM (pGV9z) Yup, science/civics 202

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:49 PM (HVff2)

300 dc - so, dual citizenship, right?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 06:49 PM (aDwsi)

301 >>>hint: its on oct26 Their first win?

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:49 PM (Pvcl5)

302 278 >>>blahblahblah plenty of booze to go around blah blah blah Ok. You have my full attention. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:45 PM (Pvcl5) And I'm willing to share…but….*shrug*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:49 PM (GEICT)

303 Their first win?

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:49 PM (Pvcl5)


oh, snap!

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (8lmkt)

304 The cartoonist is advocating the shouting down and shutting up of people you don't agree with. The thoughtful response I thought was good Seems everything is political, there is only one accepted point of view, and you hold an "incorrect" view you must be shamed out of the community No dialogue, just being dictated to Free speech is barely tolerated, not encouraged No free flow of ideas. A one way street. Like JOE the plumber

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (zOTsN)

305 Fish sticks? Um, no.

Posted by: Moochelle Picks Your Eatz at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (b0PfQ)

306 Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 11:48 PM (K8ws3) **** Ahhh, the "tolerant party" concern trolls again.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (ojnk6)

307 Zip74: USA. USMC scholarships are as scarce as hen's teeth this year. Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 11:47 PM (UJj+N) good for him

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (pGV9z)

308 Sterling is of the old school paternalistic style of racism

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 11:45 PM (zOTsN)



A really dumb kind of racism from listening to the tapes. This guy isn't a real bright bulb.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (XRSxm)

309 299 Then when mom made them and they weren't soggy and floating in grease, every other Friday we had them for dinner since we didn't eat meat on Fridays cooked in the oven with fries then mustard and tons of RC to wash it down

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (krmE0)

310 "The Winchester model 70 was Hathcock's rifle in Vietnam." Yeah, had it's place. The "military" thought the Remmy the place to go. No problem with the Winny.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (jwpGH)

311 For the 8 millionth time the left has *no* interest in free speech. There is a distinction to be made between government and private actions, true. But make no mistake, the left wants to imprison people that disagree with it...just look at the various efforts to criminalize global warming skepticism or the fact that preaching standard Christian thought on homosexuality can get one prison time in Canada or Europe...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (M3hAT)

312 I used The Kindly Brontosaurus to get about twenty people onto a plane that the Gate Agent was just about to let go half full. I convinced him that he could ask for authority to assign the empty seats instead of waiting passively for permission. I stated my case and then stood to the side while he told the next three people in line, all of who yelled at him, that they were out of luck and there was nothing he could do about assigning seats to the half full airplane. Then I stepped back in front of the line and sympathized with the Gate Agent because everybody was yelling at him. Eventually he made the call, and he made sure my family were the first people on the plane.

Posted by: haiku guy at April 28, 2014 06:50 PM (AwAsl)

313 297 137 Posted by: Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 11:14 PM (K8ws3) I suppose when you were a kid you played smear the queer? Yep Posted by: Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 11:48 PM (K8ws3) Loved that game, I had no idea what a Queer was.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:51 PM (b6koZ)

314 301 guess what Da BEARS will give me on my bday this year hint: its on oct26 Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:48 PM (krmE0) Let me guess. A gut wrenching loss with Jay Scruntler throwing a pick 6.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:51 PM (HVff2)

315 302 292 So the Party of SCIENCE! believes that farting cows will end the world, three lesbians can create a baby, and that chopping off your cock makes you a woman. Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 28, 2014 11:42 PM (lr3d7) you forgot to include Islam is the religion of peace Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 11:46 PM (pGV9z) Yup, science/civics 202 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 11:49 PM (HVff2) It's not science, it's #science. Gotta be a hashtag girl in a hashtag world.

Posted by: Non Duke hetero male at April 28, 2014 06:51 PM (K8ws3)

316 Good night all. Nice to post with a smile on the face once in a while!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 28, 2014 06:51 PM (UJj+N)

317 Well, I'm fucking dense. What obvious reasons? They didn't pick him for Late Night? Okay. Okay. I would not take that a slam. Just a thing. Keep doing my show and biding my time until Colbert failed and then say "Hello, what the fuck are you gonna do now?" Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 11:23 PM (jwpGH) Pretty sure Ferguson didn't have any say in the matter. Worldwide Pants produces his show, and that is Letterman's production company. I think CBS is cutting all ties to Letterman even though it means getting rid of Ferguson.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 06:51 PM (HxSXm)

318 WTF? Reddit said that this pic, based on classical art, was NSFW: http://tinyurl.com/maf88le

Posted by: The Hat that is Not Safe for Workd at April 28, 2014 06:51 PM (AymDN)

319 301 304 actually a win over Justin beiber brady and the patriots

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 06:51 PM (krmE0)

320 Well Pajama Boy doesn't say "man up" either--he's confused as to gender norms.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at April 28, 2014 06:52 PM (wdHk6)

321 But Patrick, Easton is a gun-free zone, how could you get shot there? Follow noted and returned. And now, to bed. 5:45 am comes early, especially when you're driving to a 12 hour shift.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 28, 2014 06:52 PM (R+XDI)

322 Free speech is barely tolerated, not encouraged *** Now that the left controls most of the mechanisms of communication how does it advance their power to allow others to argue for alternate points of view? And that is why the left is rapidly attempting to end the concept of free speech...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 06:52 PM (M3hAT)

323 Aren't campuses the places that gave us slut walks to fight slut shaming?

Posted by: Thunderb at April 28, 2014 11:36 PM (zOTsN)



That doesn't work anywhere near a Navy base. One of the colleges in Norfolk tried it once and they got a line of squids in lawn chairs judging the procession. Hilarity ensued.



guess what Da BEARS will give me on my bday this year

hint: its on oct26

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:48 PM (krmE0)



More agonizing shame?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 06:53 PM (yh0zB)

324 In the midst of continuing chaos in Washington, Ukraine, and elsewhere you may have missed this little nugget: 2014 may soon become the coldest year on record through April. http://bit.ly/1tXQUTk

Posted by: Can I say Al Gore is a dick? at April 28, 2014 06:53 PM (Px4PF)

325 actually a win over Justin beiber brady and the patriots

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:51 PM (krmE0)


yeah, i'm quakin' in my stompy boots over here . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:53 PM (8lmkt)

326 >>>guess what Da BEARS will give me on my bday this year
Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:48 PM (krmE0)<<<



Agita?

Posted by: Duh Bears at April 28, 2014 06:53 PM (IlmuV)

327 247 Patrick Great school - best of luck to your nephew.

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 28, 2014 06:53 PM (noB3y)

328 290: meh. you all got the Blues in the first round and they did what was expected of them. Tease the St. Louis fanbase and then rip there hearts out.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 28, 2014 06:54 PM (8SsiG)

329 WTF? Reddit said that this pic, based on classical art, was NSFW: *** Apparently you haven't been to MA recently... http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h219/pjcomix/blog/elizabeth_warren.jpg

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 06:54 PM (M3hAT)

330
Pretty sure Ferguson didn't have any say in the matter. Worldwide Pants produces his show, and that is Letterman's production company. I think CBS is cutting all ties to Letterman even though it means getting rid of Ferguson.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 11:51 PM (HxSXm)

 

See my comment at 113.  Apparently Ferguson was planning to leave even before Letterman announced his retirement, and CBS convinced him to stay on til the end of the year.

Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 06:54 PM (LI48c)

331 .45ACP bro, serious no need to thank me Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 11:49 PM (pGV9z) According to news reports there is a 45mm pistol available nowadays. That would be my choice.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 06:54 PM (QeH9j)

332 That doesn't work anywhere near a Navy base. One of the colleges in Norfolk tried it once and they got a line of squids in lawn chairs judging the procession. Hilarity ensued. Now that sounds like it's an absolutely awesome time.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:54 PM (GEICT)

333 Yeah, had it's place. The "military" thought the Remmy the place to go. No problem with the Winny. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 11:50 PM (jwpGH) um, wood stocks in Viet-NAM were suboptimal, the wet and all...

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:54 PM (pGV9z)

334 >>>And I'm willing to share…but….*shrug* Hey look, man, it's your party. Of you feel we need to discuss the issues of the day, by all means, have at it. But booze first. That is non-negotiable.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 06:54 PM (Pvcl5)

335 326 More agonizing shame? yeah, that's the most accurate

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 06:55 PM (krmE0)

336 317 297 137 Loved that game, I had no idea what a Queer was. Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 11:51 PM (b6koZ) That made 2 of us at the time. It wasn't until years later I learned what the slang term meant.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:55 PM (HVff2)

337 Yeah, had it's place. The "military" thought the Remmy the place to go. No problem with the Winny.

Buying new today I'd go Remmy too. The Winny's are double the price and no way double the accuracy. Probably how the remy won back then too.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 06:56 PM (5bbdJ)

338 324 But Patrick, Easton is a gun-free zone, how could you get shot there? Follow noted and returned. And now, to bed. 5:45 am comes early, especially when you're driving to a 12 hour shift. Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 28, 2014 11:52 PM (R+XDI) Goodnight

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 06:56 PM (b6koZ)

339 334 According to news reports there is a 45mm pistol available nowadays. loaded with hollow point hashtags#

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 06:56 PM (krmE0)

340 326 More agonizing shame?

yeah, that's the most accurate

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:55 PM (krmE0)


maybe you'll get lucky and there will be another tsunami scare and you won't be able to watch. 

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 06:56 PM (8lmkt)

341 It's scientific. The mere presence of a woman is pain inducing: *** Suddenly feminism is a bit more understandable.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 06:57 PM (M3hAT)

342 298 peaches guess what Da BEARS will give me on my bday this year hint: its on oct26 Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:48 PM (krmE0) The clap?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 06:57 PM (HxSXm)

343 "And that is why the left is rapidly attempting to end the concept of free speech..." Eh, meh, is it approved PC speech or some yahoo saying racist/sexist/homophobic stuff? We can't have that. And pay attention to us for what is or isn't approved "free" speech.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 28, 2014 06:57 PM (jwpGH)

344 http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h219/pjcomix/blog/elizabeth_warren.jpg Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 11:54 PM (M3hAT) BRB, gouging eyes out…

Posted by: Eye Am Hat at April 28, 2014 06:57 PM (AymDN)

345 Hey look, man, it's your party. Of you feel we need to discuss the issues of the day, by all means, have at it. But booze first. That is non-negotiable. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 11:54 PM (Pvcl5) I'm all for…stimulating intellectual debate….but it has to be face to face.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 06:57 PM (GEICT)

346 okay, me and the spoiled beast are going to try to make beef stroganoff from scratch bbl

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 06:57 PM (krmE0)

347 Now that sounds like it's an absolutely awesome time.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 11:54 PM (GEICT)



I hear it was. Didn't go, married at the time, blah blah blah...but the guys that worked for me told me all about it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 06:58 PM (yh0zB)

348 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 11:57 PM (HxSXm) **snort***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 06:58 PM (HVff2)

349 According to news reports there is a 45mm pistol available nowadays. That would be my choice. Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 11:54 PM (QeH9j) DO NOT GET ONE! unless they weigh 60 lbs. You pull the trigger one time it will bounce off your forehead. #physics

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 06:58 PM (pGV9z)

350 GGE thanks for the odour advice through I figure Con Funk will conquer all.

Jim, you just made me strike that hotel off list even if its super cheap.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 06:58 PM (SHnHe)

351 According to news reports there is a 45mm pistol available nowadays. *** Great for hunting wild Messerschmidts and Focke Wolves.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 28, 2014 06:58 PM (M3hAT)

352 334 According to news reports there is a 45mm pistol available nowadays. loaded with hollow point hashtags# Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:56 PM (krmE0) ****** ZOMG! Eleventy. Assault, automatic .45mm's will end with Wild West blood in the streets. Syriasly, you guys!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 06:59 PM (ojnk6)

353

298 peaches
guess what Da BEARS will give me on my bday this year

hint: its on oct26
Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:48 PM (krmE0)

 

Jay Cutlers season ending injury after ensuring that they are out of any real playoff contention.

Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 06:59 PM (LI48c)

354 343 maybe you'll get lucky and there will be another tsunami scare and you won't be able to watch. doubtful since i'll be in rhode island that week and most likely at the game

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 06:59 PM (krmE0)

355 loaded with hollow point hashtags# Posted by: navycopjoe at April 28, 2014 11:56 PM (krmE0 Won't someone think of the children! #fakecaring, #demtalking point

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:00 PM (QeH9j)

356 Probably how the remy won back then too. Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 11:56 PM (5bbdJ) way more choices/options/aftermarket with a Rem700

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 07:00 PM (pGV9z)

357 Buying new today I'd go Remmy too. The Winny's are double the price and no way double the accuracy. Probably how the remy won back then too.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 11:56 PM (5bbdJ)



I think when I finally toss up the dosh for a Rem 700 CDL in 7mm I'll go to the used gun market to avoid this:



http://tinyurl.com/kupjrct

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 07:00 PM (yh0zB)

358 I hear it was. Didn't go, married at the time, blah blah blah...but the guys that worked for me told me all about it. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 11:58 PM (yh0zB) "Holy shit! That's like a 5, at best, while drunk." "4 and not with your dick." "WHATTHEFUCKISTHAT?!?!" "I don't know man. Too much stuff moving around to get a good luck. And I think that's a good thing."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 07:00 PM (GEICT)

359 so it's totally not Rodan but yeah, it's Rodan is in the new Godzilla trailer

http://youtu.be/As5Ye3DrIvU

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 07:00 PM (bStrg)

360 According to news reports there is a 45mm pistol available nowadays. loaded with hollow point hashtags# Posted by: navycopjoe --------------- Is that the one that launches the whole cartridge?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:01 PM (aDwsi)

361 guess what Da BEARS will give me on my bday this year The heartbreak of psoriasis. And a whopping loss to the Pats.

Posted by: tcn at April 28, 2014 07:01 PM (g+qqc)

362 You pull the trigger one time it will bounce off your forehead. #physics Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 11:58 PM (pGV9z) Are you trying to tell me reporters know less than a 5th grader about guns?!? Unpossible!

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:02 PM (QeH9j)

363 Here is a 50mm hand cannon.
http://tinyurl.com/kx2un7g

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 07:03 PM (SHnHe)

364 #bearsstillsuck And with that said, good nite horde. Off to see 2 doctors tomorrow need some rest. Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2014 07:03 PM (HVff2)

365 I'm out too. Catch y'all later.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 28, 2014 07:04 PM (GEICT)

366 Our tankers carried 88 mm pistols, but they were mounted on the front of the tank.

Posted by: The Wehrmacht at April 28, 2014 07:04 PM (b0PfQ)

367 Posted by: mindful webworker in the land of the whirlwimds at April 28, 2014 11:57 PM (U13jb)

OMG, prayers up.

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 07:05 PM (8lmkt)

368 Its not Gyaos.  Or that flying turtle...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 07:05 PM (SHnHe)

369 Thread dying. Abort! 'Night, y'all!

Posted by: logprof at April 28, 2014 07:06 PM (GW/jL)

370 Anyone else think Harry Reid *is* Hedley Lamarr? Pledge allegiance to stamp out ordinary decency in the west

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 28, 2014 07:06 PM (RTQgm)

371 For anyone that's interested; Pale Moon doesn't suck.

Now that may sound like tepid praise but coming from me (who has endured some really god awful software installations that not only sucked big time but actually ruined hardware and took hours to recover from)

Was able to even migrate my Firefox profile and all my addons etc. (some of which don't look as good now compared to the stock Pale Moon but I'm keeping them just like the old lady who wouldn't divorce the husband: ("I don't want to break in a new one and he keeps the bed warm at night").

Plus there's the added bonus that unlike if I upgraded Firefox, I still have my old Firefox installation still usable.

As a far as speed goes . . . I dunno. I kept my old Firefox because the new upgrades were all slower than snail shit. This is about even, so no improvement on that score.

Added bonus; Firefox addons/extensions work well in it. (at least the ones I have work okay. It rejected a really old one but I expected that.)

Scale of 1-10?

I'd give it an 8.9

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 28, 2014 07:06 PM (JS0vr)

372 "Holy shit! That's like a 5, at best, while drunk."

"4 and not with your dick."

"WHATTHEFUCKISTHAT?!?!"

"I don't know man. Too much stuff moving around to get a good luck. And I think that's a good thing."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 29, 2014 12:00 AM (GEICT)




waitaminute...you were THERE???

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 07:06 PM (yh0zB)

373
I think when I finally toss up the dosh for a Rem 700 CDL in 7mm I'll go to the used gun market to avoid this:

Holy shit I know they are magnified images but what the fuck? Who would send out something like that.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 07:07 PM (5bbdJ)

374

@ no. 300, Zip 74.

 

 

My daily carry is a 1911 Commander.

 

 

But, my motorcycle carry was the Browning BDA, for the following reasons.

 

 

1.  It fit in the pouch on the back of my Gold Wing's driver's backrest.

 

 

2.  It had a 13 round magazine, +1 in the chamber.

 

 

3.  It fit in the pouch on the back of my Gold Wing's driver's backrest.

 

 

4.  It had abidexterous controls.  I could keep my right hand on the throttle, and fully run the pistol with my left.

 

 

5.  It fit in the pouch on the back of my Gold Wing's driver's backrest.

 

 

6.  My strategy for an aggressive driver, necessitating fire, was the first six into the radiator, then outrun the bastard till he overheated and seized.

 

 

7.  It fit in the pouch on the back of my Gold Wing's driver's backrest.

 

 

8.  Per six above, I did not need to be overly concerned about a 90 mph reload, as I still had plenty of rounds in hand.

 

 

9.  It fit in the pouch on the back of my Gold Wing's driver's backrest.

 

 

10. Finally, sometimes, quantity is it's own quality.

 

 

I'm a huge fan of the 1911.  I'm a huger fan of my S ampersand W Model 28, Highway Patrolman, .357 with a 4" barrel.

 

 

It's bowling pin accurate at 100 yards, and I can empty the cylinder at 10 yards, into the 9 ring, in just over 1.55 seconds, from the low-ready.  My reloads aren't competitively fast, but I'll put 'em up against Mfume at the ATM machine.

 

 

But, for the cross-country touring on the 'Wing?  I'll stick to the BDA.  The compromise on all factors balances to it's favor.

 

 

 

Jim
Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 28, 2014 07:07 PM (vvk2F)

375 yeah, le thread, c'est morte!  good night, darlin' ones, and God bless.

Posted by: Peaches at April 28, 2014 07:07 PM (8lmkt)

376 Night BC. It'll probably be another 3 beers and 2 Ambien before the caffeine and adrenaline are out of my system. Tomorrow is gonna suck.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 07:08 PM (Pvcl5)

377 Oh, and here's a link: http://tinyurl.com/ykpe6e8 (palemoon.org)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 28, 2014 07:08 PM (JS0vr)

378 Holy shit I know they are magnified images but what the fuck? Who would send out something like that.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 29, 2014 12:07 AM (5bbdJ)



Not magnified, that's the end of the bolt face.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 07:09 PM (yh0zB)

379 >>>Its not Gyaos. Or that flying turtle...<<<


Well that's gya. Those retards need to man up and put me in there.

Posted by: that flying turtle at April 28, 2014 07:09 PM (IlmuV)

380 Bitter - I'm happy with Pale Moon. At this point, I do not really perceive any difference. Like you I migrated my FF settings. I've also disabled the Geolocation option, and the FF identifier..., or whatever it is called.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:09 PM (aDwsi)

381 Not magnified, that's the end of the bolt face.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 12:09 AM (yh0zB)



well...yeah, the pics are close ups...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 07:10 PM (yh0zB)

382 But, for the cross-country touring on the 'Wing? I'll stick to the BDA. The compromise on all factors balances to it's favor.

Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2014 12:07 AM (vvk2F)

That, plus:

"It fit in the pouch on the back of my Gold Wing's driver's backrest."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 28, 2014 07:10 PM (JS0vr)

383 According to news reports there is a 45mm pistol available nowadays. loaded with hollow point hashtags# Posted by: navycopjoe --------------- Is that the one that launches the whole cartridge? Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 12:01 AM (aDwsi) It's the one that goes "pew pew pew"

Posted by: The Hat with Pew Pew Lasers at April 28, 2014 07:10 PM (AymDN)

384 Here is a 50mm hand cannon.
http://tinyurl.com/kx2un7g

Grandpa is that you?

Posted by: Little A 10 Warthog at April 28, 2014 07:10 PM (5bbdJ)

385 Holy shit I know they are magnified images but what the fuck? Who would send out something like that. -------------- No final QC on that one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:10 PM (aDwsi)

386 "Should I go with Knights Inn at Love Field 6 miles away for $45/night. And I can cancel without fee. Or Best Western Market Center Blvd and half block from convention. But if I cancel will still be charged for $90/night."

I always try to reckon parking and driving hassles into these calculations.

If I can avoid having to hunt for parking in an area that's unfamiliar to me and where I don't know the special super secret tricks, or the street cleaning schedule, that's worth some dosh right there.

San Francisco parking horror story: I was hunting for a spot midmorning in a part of town that's known to be tough to park in. Where you go for the spot first if you see it and only then bother to check the signage.

I had been down one block over and over and finally a car pulled out in front of me from a good space. I was on that like a duck on a June bug. But within literally thirty seconds of my turning off the car, people started swarming out of houses all up and down the block and getting in their cars and driving away.

I thought, "Wait, what? Too far inland for a tsunami panic."

Then I looked in the rearview mirror and saw this absolutely insane swarm of meter maid carts come around the corner and turn onto that block. Probably fourteen of them at once. It looked like a parade.. More than I have ever seen in one place before or since. Street cleaning day. One minute to zero hour. No mercy shown. Parking enforcers got out of their carts and were standing beside cars with pens poised, ready to issue fat tickets, right as the hour rolled over.

I know that per the new politically correct Duke University rules we aren't supposed to use the word "rape", so instead I'll just refer to San Francisco's parking enforcement as "assrape".

Posted by: torquewrench at April 28, 2014 07:10 PM (noWW6)

387 "It fit in the pouch on the back of my Gold Wing's driver's backrest." Posted by: Bitter ----------- So, you really are a Wingnut?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:11 PM (aDwsi)

388 This was one of the swamps we visited during the Carolina Ramble a couple of weeks ago.....yikes!


http://tinyurl.com/lbec7gh

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 07:11 PM (T1005)

389 Its not Gyaos. Or that flying turtle...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 12:05 AM (SHnHe)



What is your fucking problem?

Posted by: Gamera at April 28, 2014 07:12 PM (XRSxm)

390 I assume that Duke has exempted black and hispanic male students who use those terms constantly to confirm their "street cred" Duke University; Preparing the humorless totalitarian fascists of tomorrow

Posted by: kbdabear at April 28, 2014 07:12 PM (aTXUx)

391 Here is a 50mm hand cannon. http://tinyurl.com/kx2un7g Grandpa is that you? Posted by: Little A 10 Warthog at April 29, 2014 12:10 AM (5bbdJ) A little mood music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMG1WCVff0I

Posted by: Th Pltcl Ht at April 28, 2014 07:12 PM (AymDN)

392 Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 12:11 AM (aDwsi)

That's not me.

I was goofing on jim in texas and his BDA.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 28, 2014 07:13 PM (JS0vr)

393 282 I must want the pain.
Could someone explain in short sentences and small words for stupid ol' me what XKCD was saying wrong in that cartoon?
Simple declarative statements, avoiding conditionals and nuance is preferred.

Posted by: kindltot at April 28, 2014 11:45 PM (2YAgC)

++++

The author is conflating two separate (but related) things. The 1st amendment to our constitution guarantees our right to free speech against governmental action. However, the concept of free speech goes beyond just governmental actions.

One easy way to think about it is with regard to colleges, private and public. At the public colleges, they are very much more restricted, legally, in the ways in which they can limit speech. Since they are owned and run by the government, anytime they do something to limit speech, it is the government limiting speech.

Private colleges have much more flexibility in restricting speech, if they so choose. If they want to say that protesting is not allowed in the quad, they are legally entitled to do so. However, many private colleges value the concept of free speech. They want to encourage academic freedom, the liberty of their students to speak their minds, etc. So even though they are entitled to clamp down on unpopular speech, they choose not to. They believe in free speech.

The problem with the XKCD cartoon is that first off, it comes on the heels of the firing of the CEO of Firefox. The guy at XKCD mocks those who are making the case for free speech by suggesting that we don't understand what the 1st amendment is and what its limitations are.

We know damn well what the 1st amendment is, and beyond that, we also understand the value of free speech outside of 1st amendment grounds.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 28, 2014 07:13 PM (IN7k+)

394 But why wouldn't an individual or a group of freely associating adult decide to not participate in, or exclude something or some activity it/they/he considers against his (ignore the alternative pronouns) interests or beliefs? Should a rude and offensive person have a state-enforced free pass on being a jackass? Should a wedding cake decorator be compelled to the point of being forced out of business to take commissions he is deeply offended by? Should some speech be mandated as more protected by rights than others? Shall we ban bossy or enforce inclusiveness? What happened with Joe the plumber is not that people decided to shun him, it was that the force of the government was devoted to destroying him at the whim of an individual. If AoS decided to ban me, well, that is a business decision. I was banned from Something Awful for espousing classic liberal theories. Well, and quoting Zen Koans and not being the right sort of prick. Still, I survived. It would be different if a federal or state agency decided to take my house away from me, destroy my line of work and exclude me from any relief. That would leave a mark. It is not a conspiracy of the shrill and easily offended we need to fear, it is those pussies deciding to capture use the overwhelming power of the state to enforce their beliefs and conduct codes to make themselves safe. And powerful. And important.

Posted by: kindltot at April 28, 2014 07:14 PM (2YAgC)

395

Hammer.

 

Touche', mate.  39 states, over 300,000 miles in the log.  You got me.

 

/keels over.

 

 


Jim
Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 28, 2014 07:14 PM (vvk2F)

396 Posted by: kbdabear at April 29, 2014 12:12 AM (aTXUx)

Wat chu prolbem ese?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 28, 2014 07:14 PM (JS0vr)

397 "2014 may soon become the coldest year on record through April."

Oh yes, I know, I know. Isn't it just marvelous?

You puny humans are going to have SUCH fun trying to stay warm and well lit with your silly little windmills and solar panels once I really get going.

Posted by: Maunder Minimum 2: The Revenge at April 28, 2014 07:14 PM (noWW6)

398 reminds me that I should be getting those Gamera blu-rays tomorrow in the mail. And then 11 Godzilla blu-rays next week

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 07:15 PM (bStrg)

399 well...yeah, the pics are close ups...>>

They were the kind of images I take for doing metallographic failure analysis.Yes they aren't (2x) maged much but look way worse than a visual inspection with my old eyes.And the lighting is better highlighting the crap. My point was mostly WTF that is ugly.

Posted by: Little A 10 Warthog at April 28, 2014 07:16 PM (5bbdJ)

400 I know that per the new politically correct Duke University rules we aren't supposed to use the word "rape", so instead I'll just refer to San Francisco's parking enforcement as "assrape".

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 12:10 AM (noWW6)



Fuck those assholes. When that bunch of asslicking maggots apologize to the lacrosse team for the hell they were put through then we can talk about how they don't like me saying the word "fuck" but until then they can suck the corn out of my shit with a coffee stirring straw.



Doesn't mean I'll stop saying "fuck" but at least they can tell me how much they don't like it...while I laugh maniacally...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 07:16 PM (yh0zB)

401 Touche', mate. 39 states, over 300,000 miles in the log. You got me. /keels over. ----------------- Slacker. I did that much on a Honda Super 90. Just a pair of jeans, a T-shirt, and two changes of underwear.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:16 PM (aDwsi)

402 I did lose my red X buttons on the tabs as Pale Moon choked on the addon for that.

but then so did any Firefox upgrade after 8.

I miss my red buttons.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 28, 2014 07:17 PM (JS0vr)

403 Good night all.

Check six and keep your powder dry.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 28, 2014 07:17 PM (SHnHe)

404 So pops told me about a gun show coming to town and can we go. What what what.!?! He's only shot his brothers shotgun on a camping trip. Although if he does buy one that means mom has to buy and... RWC folks arms race in effect.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:17 PM (QeH9j)

405 I miss my red buttons. Posted by: Bitter --------------- Man up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:17 PM (aDwsi)

406 My point was mostly WTF that is ugly.

Posted by: Little A 10 Warthog at April 29, 2014 12:16 AM (5bbdJ)




No argument there, certainly not what you would expect out of a brand-new rifle from an established and reputable manufacturer.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 07:17 PM (yh0zB)

407 "We know damn well what the 1st amendment is, and beyond that, we also understand the value of free speech outside of 1st amendment grounds."

You have to figure that the left, and XKCD, would suddenly rediscover the huge importance of free speech outside of a governmental context if there were a wave of people getting fired from their jobs for expressing left-wing political sentiments.

That would be a "civil rights issue", to be sure.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 28, 2014 07:18 PM (noWW6)

408 I miss my red buttons. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 29, 2014 12:17 AM (JS0vr) I miss you too!

Posted by: Aaron Chwatt at April 28, 2014 07:18 PM (AymDN)

409 No argument there, certainly not what you would expect out of a brand-new rifle from an established and reputable manufacturer. Posted by: GGE ---------------- :: hurriedly burns papers relating to kin folk at Remington ::

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:19 PM (aDwsi)

410 And thank you for your response. I'm off to bed, not refusing to answer.

Posted by: kindltot at April 28, 2014 07:21 PM (2YAgC)

411 See my comment at 113. Apparently Ferguson was planning to leave even before Letterman announced his retirement, and CBS convinced him to stay on til the end of the year. Posted by: buzzion at April 28, 2014 11:54 PM (LI48c) Not disagreeing, but I would have thought CBS would want to keep Ferguson on for several years while trying to build a new brand around the Late Show. Now, they have to try to build a new brand around both shows, and that is going to be a difficult proposition for them. Even with NBC's anemic prime time ratings, Leno did lights out in ratings.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 07:22 PM (HxSXm)

412 Wait...Zionists control Wall Street? I've got to get the word out.

Posted by: eleven at April 28, 2014 07:23 PM (fsLdt)

413

Looks like un-rinsed bluing salts on that bolt face.

 

 

Such a sad, sad bolt-face.

 


Don't be a sad bolt face.  Always rinse after blueing.

 

 

 

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 28, 2014 07:23 PM (vvk2F)

414 This was one of the swamps we visited during the Carolina Ramble a couple of weeks ago.....yikes!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2014 12:11 AM (T1005)




Hunting Partner showed me a smartphone app called Maverick, it's a GPS navigation application that gives you coordinates. Also has the compass and shows you on the map what direction you are facing. Handy for finding your way to your treestand in the dark as well as finding your way out afterwards. Only for the Android AFAIK but I'm sure that other platforms have similar apps.



http://tinyurl.com/bt94tzy

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 07:23 PM (yh0zB)

415 Ok, one more beer and one more Ambien. I mean it this time.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 07:24 PM (Pvcl5)

416 There is a new Godzilla trailer out. G is going to fight a flying monster thingy.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 07:25 PM (AO9UG)

417 420 Ok, one more beer and one more Ambien. I mean it this time. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 29, 2014 12:24 AM (Pvcl5) Keep a car battery handy in case you start to slip into a coma.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2014 07:27 PM (AO9UG)

418 Ok, one more beer and one more Ambien. I mean it this time. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 29, 2014 12:24 AM (Pvcl5) ******* I feels ya, but don't use prescription stuff. Diphenhydramine combined with beer FTW.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 07:27 PM (ojnk6)

419 G is going to fight a flying monster thingy.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2014 12:25 AM (AO9UG)


it's Rodan but they're calling it a MUTO. There are three others at least known of in the movie (they're new outside of Rodan)

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 07:27 PM (bStrg)

420 52 Can I still call somebody a CUNT? Or is that banned? Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 28, 2014 10:52 PM (b6koZ) **** Single? Yes. Married? Not a good idea. Trust this divorced guy on this one. Posted by: ManWithNoParty LMAO thank for a good belly laugh. I'm thinking after being md. 32 yrs did I ever say that? Then I remember I'm too old to remember.

Posted by: The Farmer at April 28, 2014 07:27 PM (eBupg)

421 Today's big fun was cleaning out the pantry. Some highlights -- we had 3 jars of molasses: full, 2/3, and 1/3 full. The BH had 11 containers of dry-roasted sunflower seeds. We had two cans of tomato products that were noticeably bulging. Four opened packages of plastic forks. Five different partial boxes of quart-sized storage bags....the only thing missing was a partridge in a pear tree.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 07:27 PM (T1005)

422 267 Craig Ferguson was writing TV shows and movies before he became known to US audiences through the Drew Carey Show. He has no money problems and I expect he can find backing for his projects to keep busy.

I still think of him as 'Lister's Confidence.'

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0684151/?ref_=tt_ep_ep5

Saving Grace (which lead to Doc Martin)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195234/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2014 11:43 PM (Icq+V)


I still think of him as Roddy MacStew from Freakazoid.

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0065691/

Posted by: Dan Kojak at April 28, 2014 07:28 PM (ukE6C)

423 err there are three monsters known of so far: Rodan, a six legged monster (which has a figure of it) and a four legged monster

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 07:28 PM (bStrg)

424 >>>Keep a car battery handy in case you start to slip into a coma. That's what the cocaine is for. Sheesh. It's like you people don't even read the handbook.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 07:28 PM (Pvcl5)

425 Anyone seen Tobacco Road recently? He seems to have gone quiet

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 07:28 PM (pGV9z)

426 419 This was one of the swamps we visited during the Carolina Ramble a couple of weeks ago.....yikes!


Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2014 12:11 AM (T1005)



Hunting Partner showed me a smartphone app called Maverick, it's a GPS navigation application that gives you coordinates. Also has the compass and shows you on the map what direction you are facing. Handy for finding your way to your treestand in the dark as well as finding your way out afterwards. Only for the Android AFAIK but I'm sure that other platforms have similar apps.


http://tinyurl.com/bt94tzy Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 12:23 AM (yh0zB) Hide posts from (yh0zB)


I thought smartphones did GPS off of cell towers, rather than satellites. Am I just completely wrong about that?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 07:29 PM (T1005)

427 Attention! Unidentified person of interest! .... yes, Half-Life2 is still fun, if you let it languish in the dark for a few years and then go back and run-fer-yer-life, as before... ha!! You can press E all you want though and it still won't make you a drink!

Posted by: and irresolute at April 28, 2014 07:29 PM (RqHWH)

428 Kings starting to ope it up late in the 3rd period. Woohoo, looks like another game 7.

Posted by: that flying turtle at April 28, 2014 07:30 PM (IlmuV)

429 Hey hey everybody. Sigh. Maybe I'm just daydreaming but I think I might actually try for what's called the "Millionaire Maker" in 2015. This year it's 7/31, so I'd assume it's around the same date next year. Final table is guaranteed some really nice cash prizes, including a guaranteed over-a-million 1st place prize. Anybody here ever try to play in a WSOP event, or at least done really well in a poker tournament? I know we have some poker players here.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:30 PM (HVI5a)

430 LMAO thank for a good belly laugh. I'm thinking after being md. 32 yrs did I ever say that? Then I remember I'm too old to remember. Posted by: The Farmer at April 29, 2014 12:27 AM (eBupg) ****** Any time. Cuz I'm a giver like that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 07:30 PM (ojnk6)

431 That was pretty mean cartoon at the beginning of this! The door? What door?!

Posted by: and irresolute at April 28, 2014 07:32 PM (RqHWH)

432 Hi all. As usual, late to the party. No one probably cares about this any longer, but I read the thread where Ace linked Mollie Hemmingway's article a it being offended by Palin's waterboarding as baptism joke. That's fine, but I could also say that I am offended by her minimizing my beliefs and those of millions of other Christians who view Baptism as a symbol rather than something that imparts forgiveness or salvation. She seemed to me to be implying it's a fringe belief. (I'm not offended - just wanted to point that out.) Also, I love her writing and wish some people on that thread didn't say really rude things about her in the comments, especially since she's been a podcast guest. But as a frequent Ace reader, I hope she doesn't take it too personally since this isn't exactly the place for civil discourse. This is a rowdy bunch. Just wanted to get this off my chest since I missed the thread when it was active.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 07:32 PM (r+7wo)

433 I think I love Wonder Womans elbows!

Posted by: and irresolute at April 28, 2014 07:33 PM (RqHWH)

434  Hey hey everybody.

Sigh. Maybe I'm just daydreaming but I think I might actually try for what's called the "Millionaire Maker" in 2015. This year it's 7/31, so I'd assume it's around the same date next year. Final table is guaranteed some really nice cash prizes, including a guaranteed over-a-million 1st place prize.

Anybody here ever try to play in a WSOP event, or at least done really well in a poker tournament? I know we have some poker players here.

 

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 12:30 AM

 

Done ok regularly, but, not in high profile stuff. Whatcha want to know?

Posted by: otho at April 28, 2014 07:34 PM (Ci6bl)

435 >>>Anybody here ever try to play in a WSOP event, or at least done really well in a poker tournament? I know we have some poker players here. Yeah. If you aren't positively wiping the floor with your home game or local bar tourney competition, don't bother. It's a whole different level, like hitting the heavy bag versus a UFC fight. It's barely even the same game. But if your skills are there, I wish you better luck than I had. I can't blame the cards either, I'm just not a good poker player.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 07:34 PM (Pvcl5)

436 Dude in pic needs to man up and stop being such a freaking girl.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 07:34 PM (r+7wo)

437 I think I love Wonder Womans elbows!

Posted by: and irresolute at April 29, 2014 12:33 AM (RqHWH)


personally, I just like her camel toe

http://bit.ly/1jbq0Tl

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 07:34 PM (bStrg)

438 Just wanted to get this off my chest since I missed the thread when it was active. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 29, 2014 12:32 AM (r+7wo) hey Cd'A your family still ok? Lots of muzzy crazyness in West Africa

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 07:34 PM (pGV9z)

439 170 You haven't really lived until you've had fish paste from a tube for Christmas dinner. Trust me on this. Posted by: grammie winger at April 28, 2014 11:24 PM (oMKp3) Are you an astronaut?

Posted by: rickl at April 28, 2014 07:35 PM (sdi6R)

440 Hunting Partner showed me a smartphone app called Maverick, it's a GPS navigation application that gives you coordinates. Also has the compass and shows you on the map what direction you are facing>>

That would have been nice back in the early 80s when I followed a buddy into the brush Pheasant hunting. I knew the area well so did't think it would be a problem. We spent 12 hours basically lost in the woods. Finaly came out on a road I knew at about 11 o'clock at night with temps dropping and us un prepared and 8 miles from home. Luckily the other members of the hunting group were out driving the roads and we got picked up. But an ap like that would have got us home way quicker. But there would have been less stories and ridicule.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 07:35 PM (5bbdJ)

441 I've been running Pale Moon on my main machine (this one). It does seem a little more reliable (though I've still managed to crash it once). It looks like it might be worth the effort to move over and make it more "homey".


Possibly the best thing about it is that they don't get 80% of their revenue from Google, so presumably they're giving Google fewer of the stats on their users than Mozilla is.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 07:35 PM (T1005)

442 otho/DC: thanks. Make no mistake, I'll probably find something better to do with the $1500 entry fee before 7/31/2015 rolls around. Admit I'm feeling uncharacteristically confident lately. I crushed my last cash game at the card club. I know that doesn't prove anything though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:36 PM (HVI5a)

443 He seems to have gone quiet Posted by: Zip -------------- He was in a couple of nights ago. Asked about GGE.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:36 PM (aDwsi)

444 @431 - most now have real GPS receivers, but do not do WAAS. If you've got the GPS turned off they'll do 'coarse' location from cell towers and Wifi. If you need WAAS you need an external Bluetooth GPS receiver.

Posted by: JEM at April 28, 2014 07:37 PM (o+SC1)

445 otho: what have you played? Would be interested.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:37 PM (HVI5a)

446 Just wanted to get this off my chest since I missed the thread when it was active. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 29, 2014 12:32 AM (r+7wo) ******** My own take is that folks here recognize that her future political prospects are slim to none, and respond accordingly. Her ideas are sound. She will never be a viable candidate, right or wrong, due to the media.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 07:37 PM (ojnk6)

447 Hi Zip. My family that's there is fine. They're in a non-Muzzie area. Thanks for asking!

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 07:37 PM (r+7wo)

448 429 >>>Keep a car battery handy in case you start to slip into a coma. That's what the cocaine is for. Sheesh. It's like you people don't even read the handbook. Posted by: DC in Towson at April 29, 2014 12:28 AM (Pvcl5) All fun and games until we need a Sharpie to know where we have to hit the breast plate to get through to the heart. And, what does Marcellus Wallace look like?

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:38 PM (QeH9j)

449 Birmingham getting destroyed

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 07:38 PM (bStrg)

450 I'm an astronaut! I'll eat fish-paste! ... On the beach, under the big umbrella, watching the honeys bouncing in the surf ... nothin' wrong with fish-paste if the bar is just a few strokes away ... blub, blub, blub ...

Posted by: and irresolute at April 28, 2014 07:39 PM (RqHWH)

451 MWNP: right re Palin. Except, not being viable candidate material does seem to free her a certain amount. Now she can pretty much piss off whomever she wants whenever she wants. That's net-net, to use a positive earnings call term, IMHO for conservatives who need the encouragement.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:39 PM (HVI5a)

452 But there would have been less stories and ridicule. Posted by: The Hickster at April 29, 2014 12:35 AM (5bbdJ) today you would have just called him and coordinated GPS locations on the phone. ...

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 07:39 PM (pGV9z)

453 Hmm. Just got prompted to do a Pale Moon update. :ponders: Thunderstorms rolling in from the west and south.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:40 PM (aDwsi)

454 @437 - When I read Palin's remark I thought "Gee, that's maybe a little more politely than Patton or Sherman would have put it, but in the same vein". And as such I endorse her comment wholeheartedly.

Posted by: JEM at April 28, 2014 07:40 PM (o+SC1)

455 We don't have Muslim trouble where we live. It's the North where they are running rampant. Somehow I doubt the ppl of Lagos would stand for their nonsense.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 07:40 PM (r+7wo)

456 Birmingham getting destroyed Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2014 12:38 AM (bStrg) Soccer hooligans I assume?

Posted by: The Goalie's Hat at April 28, 2014 07:40 PM (AymDN)

457 >>>Admit I'm feeling uncharacteristically confident lately. I crushed my last cash game at the card club. I know that doesn't prove anything though. Unsolicited advice: never make a big decision after a big win or a big loss. Not just poker, but anything. Sleep on it, think it through real good. But if you're ready, stack em up. And may the road rise to meet you.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 07:40 PM (Pvcl5)

458 451 Just wanted to get this off my chest since I missed the thread when it was active.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 29, 2014 12:32 AM (r+7wo)

********
My own take is that folks here recognize that her future political prospects are slim to none, and respond accordingly. Her ideas are sound. She will never be a viable candidate, right or wrong, due to the media. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 29, 2014 12:37 AM (ojnk6) Hide posts from (ojnk6)


I would agree that her prospects in electoral politics are a ways out, but it looks like they'll let any retard run the State Department....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 07:41 PM (T1005)

459 Got another question for the Horde: if you were working for the Clippers right now, would you want to jump ship and try to go work somewhere else? Hope I don't get the barrel and/or the resident RINO wreath of fire necklacing, but I personally think it was the absolute height of stupidity for Sterling to ever go into NBA team ownership if that's how he feels/felt about minorities.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:41 PM (HVI5a)

460 MWNP: right re Palin. Except, not being viable candidate material does seem to free her a certain amount. Now she can pretty much piss off whomever she wants whenever she wants. That's net-net, to use a positive earnings call term, IMHO for conservatives who need the encouragement. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 12:39 AM (HVI5a) ****** Agreed. She does much better now influencing the Right than she would trying to be a candidate.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 07:41 PM (ojnk6)

461 Soccer hooligans I assume?

Posted by: The Goalie's Hat at April 29, 2014 12:40 AM (AymDN)


one possibly two tornados

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 07:42 PM (bStrg)

462 DC: thanks!! Good sage advice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:42 PM (HVI5a)

463 Hi Zip. My family that's there is fine. They're in a non-Muzzie area. Thanks for asking! Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 29, 2014 12:37 AM (r+7wo) good stuff

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 07:42 PM (pGV9z)

464 441 Dude in pic needs to man up and stop being such a freaking girl. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 29, 2014 12:34 AM (r+7wo) The black and white pic in the headlines? If the US male population has any testosterone left he would be ridiculed to the ends of time Sadly, i don't think that will happen.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:42 PM (QeH9j)

465 otho/DC: thanks.

Make no mistake, I'll probably find something better to do with the $1500 entry fee before 7/31/2015 rolls around.

Admit I'm feeling uncharacteristically confident lately. I crushed my last cash game at the card club. I know that doesn't prove anything though.

 

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 12:36 AM

 

$1500 entry? Screw that noise. It'll probably big a big, big field of runners. That's a lot of burnt bucks if you crash out early. Play more games. More importantly play more hands. Lots more. Work on your weaknessess and hone your strengths. You could get really lucky, but, you'll need it. I'd probably get murdered in a monster field like that. My system works best in comparitively smaller fields. Much smaller.

Posted by: otho at April 28, 2014 07:43 PM (Ci6bl)

466 otho: also true. I know it's not uncommon for WSOP events to attract a minimum of 2,000 or more players. I remember reading about the Rio table setups around 2003 or so. They were so stuffed overpacked full, supposedly they even had folks playing at tables set up inside the restrooms. Egads.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:44 PM (HVI5a)

467 My own take is that folks here recognize that her future political prospects are slim to none, and respond accordingly. Her ideas are sound. She will never be a viable candidate, right or wrong, due to the media. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 29, 2014 12:37 AM (ojnk6) My take is that she was "too green" back in 08. Yes, that made her stick out as a fresh candidate, but she didn't come off really ready for the primetime. If Mitt had picked her in 2012, she would be VP now. She really needed to have more experience with the national media games, and as a female GOP governor, she could have gotten a push to be the National Governor's Association head.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 07:44 PM (HxSXm)

468 If the US male population has any testosterone left ... ------------------ Think Pajama Boy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:45 PM (aDwsi)

469 And, what does Marcellus Wallace look like?

Posted by: RWC at April 29, 2014 12:38 AM (QeH9j)




...what?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 07:46 PM (yh0zB)

470 Mike Hammer: footed or non?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:46 PM (HVI5a)

471 JEM, I'm a committed Christian (and I believe Palin is too), but I wasn't particularly offended by her words and I feel that Mollie H. may have perhaps read too much into things. But she seemed to minimize those of us who view baptism differently while demanding we submit to the dictates of her view. It's weird. And someone pointed out that the word baptism can a non-religious connotation. But then someone posted Charles CW Cooke's sanctimonious, over the top denunciation of Palin's speech. Ugh. I used to really like him, but not so much any more.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 07:47 PM (r+7wo)

472 473 If the US male population has any testosterone left ... ------------------ Think Pajama Boy. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 12:45 AM (aDwsi) Think of half the 'men' i see at work everyday. Granted, it's DC, but oversized children is the best way I could put it.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:48 PM (QeH9j)

473 I give Palin quite a wide berth in her statements, even if/when I do occasionally find them over the top. You know she's got to have tons of unresolved anger over being continually targeted the way she's been for years now. At this stage I wouldn't bet against her being able to rip a five-inch phone book in half.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:49 PM (HVI5a)

474 Mike Hammer: footed or non? Posted by: qdpsteve ------------------ Footed. Definitely footed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 07:49 PM (aDwsi)

475 I leave great big hanging curveballs....


@463: "I would agree that her prospects in electoral politics are a ways out, but it looks like they'll let any retard run the State Department...."


[Some other moron: "she's not a retard....."]


....and the hook: "....and say that proves that they have sufficient experience to be President."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 07:49 PM (T1005)

476 474 And, what does Marcellus Wallace look like? Posted by: RWC at April 29, 2014 12:38 AM (QeH9j) ...what? Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 12:46 AM (yh0zB) In case nobody recognized where I was going with the Sharpie/breast bone/heart comment I thought i would clarify. Pulp Fiction.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:50 PM (QeH9j)

477 My take is that she was "too green" back in 08. Yes, that made her stick out as a fresh candidate, but she didn't come off really ready for the primetime. If Mitt had picked her in 2012, she would be VP now. She really needed to have more experience with the national media games, and as a female GOP governor, she could have gotten a push to be the National Governor's Association head. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 29, 2014 12:44 AM ********** Agreed, but this assumes she wants to run. I have seen no evidence of this typeof commitment. Why would she do this? She's doing great as is.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 07:50 PM (ojnk6)

478 >>>Hope I don't get the barrel and/or the resident RINO wreath of fire necklacing, but I personally think it was the absolute height of stupidity for Sterling to ever go into NBA team ownership if that's how he feels/felt about minorities. I've heard some interesting things today, wrt this whole situation. He hired a black coach and a black GM, one of only a few in the NBA. Plus, obviously, black players. This, of course, doesn't excuse anything he said, it was pretty vile. But clearly he doesn't hate or fear all black people. The ones his mistress is banging, sure, he hates those guys. I dunno, I guess it is a good lesson in that no one is all good or all bad. Lets assume that everything he said on tape is his true feelings, which I doubt. Ok, so we have a rich white guy that hates blacks, but has no problem hiring black people or making dozens of black people into multimillionaires. That's an odd sort of racist. I'm rambling. I'll stop now. I'm sure this sounded better in my head than on paper.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 07:50 PM (Pvcl5)

479 Oh, Dinesh D. is on Fox right now. he's amking a lot of sense. Now I'll go back to following this thread, which isn't making much sense, as usual. T

Posted by: The Farmer at April 28, 2014 07:51 PM (eBupg)

480 DC: no, you make sense.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:51 PM (HVI5a)

481 My take on Palin Is she is making the best of her place in the market right now. No she isn't a viable candidate but she can be a thorn in the side of opponents. And from her end she can make good money doing it. Did yall see the RV she drove in that reality show she shot? She is having the time of her life and getting rich off it. and more power to her for that.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 07:52 PM (5bbdJ)

482 You know she's got to have tons of unresolved anger over being continually targeted the way she's been for years now. At this stage I wouldn't bet against her being able to rip a five-inch phone book in half. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 12:49 AM (HVI5a) I would pay top dollar to watch that. Especially if she is wearing a Wonder Woman costume with the high heel boots. BRB

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 07:53 PM (HxSXm)

483 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 12:49 AM (HVI5a) Not only that, but what does she say (content-wise) that most of us here disagree with? I bet we probably agree with her more than with most commentators out there. Yet some people on the right, including here, have an deep, abiding, personal animus towards her. I'm not a fangirl, but I like her well enough. It's one thing to dislike her. I just don't get the intense hatred. I don't get it.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 07:53 PM (r+7wo)

484 Peaches - We don't build well, is the sad thing. Big bad wolf blows down our houses of sticks and straw every time. And brick and stone. The image of how not to live in 'nader country is the slicked-off foundation slab with a few pipes sticking out of it. See it every year. Every year! Always amazing to see how earthquake, mudslide, flood, or wind, all our stuff is reduced to rubbish. Wet, muddy, or dry, just the same, flattened, stick-strewn field of homogenized debris. Always beautiful to see the rescue and aide efforts in this country, folks so readily volunteer. Wish they didn't have to so often. • Guy in the I won't man up poster needs to man up. The tail that line will get you aren't the tail you are looking for, professor. What a wuss. But I'm sure that's been said. • Speaking of Gender Appropriate, that's a great, great WW pic. Must be from the early WWII season of the series, 'cause that's when Guns were Okay because Evil Nazis. •And• Mmmm. Fish sticks.

Posted by: mindful webworker in a whirlwind of my own at April 28, 2014 07:53 PM (U13jb)

485 Well, current boss doesn't care two shits about future boss. In *checks clock* 6.5 hours I am expected to be a productive member of society. Crappity. Night y'all.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 28, 2014 07:55 PM (Pvcl5)

486 otho: also true. I know it's not uncommon for WSOP events to attract a minimum of 2,000 or more players.

I remember reading about the Rio table setups around 2003 or so. They were so stuffed overpacked full, supposedly they even had folks playing at tables set up inside the restrooms. Egads.

 

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 12:44 AM

 

Well, if it's around 2000 runners, I'd consider that doable. Tough, but not beyond reach to get a place. I thought it'd be around 10,000 plus. The fee will keep most of the monkeys out of the equation, so it'll reduce the random bullshit. But, although the nonsense will be rarer and the games should be more "predictable", most of those guys will know what the hell they're doing. You play online as well as brick and mortar?

Posted by: otho at April 28, 2014 07:55 PM (Ci6bl)

487 That damn microwave bacon is pretty good stuff! Not as good as splashing grease all over the stove, but still ... pretty good!

Posted by: and irresolute at April 28, 2014 07:56 PM (RqHWH)

488 chique: I think you're where I am on Palin. I personally like her a lot and if I met her, would tell her so. But I think she's probably ultimately far more useful where she is. Ashley Judd: think I may join you... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 07:56 PM (HVI5a)

489 Palin has discovered she's quite good at playing the troll, and so she's doing it. See also, "Coulter, Ann: 2001" ... Coulter, of course, was also right about invading their countries, killing their leaders and converting the locals to Christianity

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 28, 2014 07:57 PM (30eLQ)

490 A deep, not *an* deep. I did a reverse Obama.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 07:58 PM (r+7wo)

491 I'm not a fangirl, but I like her well enough. It's one thing to dislike her. I just don't get the intense hatred. I don't get it. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 29, 2014 12:53 AM (r+7wo) I love her and wish there were many more like her. The intense hatred comes from being a newcomer who upset the status quo. That's it. Why the hatred for Cruz? Anything that goes against business as normal in DC is vilified. Sad that going against the norm is equal to showing character.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 07:58 PM (QeH9j)

492 RWC. good point about Cruz.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 07:59 PM (r+7wo)

493 otho: I admit 2k is a guess. Could be as high as 6,000 most likely IMHO. I think the WSOP event that *really* crowds up the Rio is the Main Event, however, and to think... that has a *$10,000* entry fee. It's going to be a looong time before I can even think about entering that one. I play mostly B&M. I used to play online but thanks to the efforts of Mssrs. Reid & Co., as of Black Friday I rarely play online. In fairness though I'm happier this way. Whenever I'm losing online I find myself especially susceptible to (a) tilt and (b) feeling conspired against by other multiple players.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:00 PM (HVI5a)

494 Agreed, but this assumes she wants to run. I have seen no evidence of this typeof commitment. Why would she do this? She's doing great as is. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 29, 2014 12:50 AM (ojnk6) I don't think she has any political future, it's done. McCain picking her and then letting his staff and family shit all over her damaged her beyond repair in 08. If he had picked someone else as his running mate, I think Romney would have been able to pick her in 12. At that point, she would have gone through another re-election, been able to do more national media, and gotten some bona fides before being thrust into the national spotlight. As for 2016? She can't run, she is too damaged, and if Rick Perry runs, he is going to be a juggernaut in raising money (think Texas $$$$).

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 28, 2014 08:00 PM (HxSXm)

495 Ok womanly women and manly men. Time for me to go to bed. Thank you for engaging me in conversation even though I was so late to the party. Sweet dreams!

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 28, 2014 08:01 PM (r+7wo)

496 Sweet dreams Chique!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:01 PM (HVI5a)

497 315 I used The Kindly Brontosaurus to get about twenty people onto a plane that the Gate Agent was just about to let go half full. I convinced him that he could ask for authority to assign the empty seats instead of waiting passively for permission.

**
There must have really been live brontosauruses when you  had to use that strategy, because no gate agent today needs "permission" to fill empty seats.  It's all automated.

Pls tell us: how were 20 people AT THE GATE without at least standby tickets issued and paid-for at a counter or kiosk?   It has to be years since that's happened.   

The entire point of a standby ticket is that you'll get on if there are empty seats.  Filled seats mean revenue.  Empty seats don't.

That's why many airlines post the numbers and positions of unsold seats for individual flights on their reservation sites.  You don't need to accept a gate agent's word that the flight is full -- the info is right there on line.  Any agent who lets a flight leave half-empty when people are right there to board it, having purchased standby tickets, would be fired.





Posted by: Frequent flier at April 28, 2014 08:02 PM (HFSaY)

498 Night chique. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 08:03 PM (QeH9j)

499 426 Today's big fun was cleaning out the pantry. Some highlights -- we had 3 jars of molasses: full, 2/3, and 1/3 full. The BH had 11 containers of dry-roasted sunflower seeds. We had two cans of tomato products that were noticeably bulging. Four opened packages of plastic forks. Five different partial boxes of quart-sized storage bags....the only thing missing was a partridge in a pear tree. Posted by: cthulhu Sounds like must be serious about leaving CA if you are into this. My wife wants to move to something w/ out stairs. Good lord I dread cleaning out this place since we moved here in 1988!

Posted by: The Farmer at April 28, 2014 08:04 PM (eBupg)

500 LAX boarding gate, summer 2019: "How can you possibly bump me? Online it says there's easily at least 20 empty seats on your flight." "Sir, our apologies but those seats are indeed full. They're TSA marshals in their new invisibility cloaks"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:04 PM (HVI5a)

501 .. Coulter, of course, was also right about invading their countries, killing their leaders and converting the locals to Christianity Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 12:57 AM (30eLQ) I'm old school like you. Go all British like in the Boer war and kick their ass

Posted by: Zip74 at April 28, 2014 08:04 PM (pGV9z)

502 I was just checking the other window, where there was a teaser about the Chikungunya virus possibly spreading to the the US....and down at the bottom, they've got a link to "7 Sex Positions Men Love (YourTango)".



Really?



Really?



Who the hell would click on something like that? It is not universally understood that any sex position where a guy is gettin' some is going to be preferred by that guy?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 08:05 PM (T1005)

503 IMHO, what conservatism really needs: Several people willing to run for POTUS who *just don't care* if they get to serve more than four years or not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:06 PM (HVI5a)

504 Isn't a electorally damaged Palin worth more to the party (if we had a party) than her in office. She is free. To speak about what should be with no fear. And the waterboarding joke tells me that is just what shes doing. Take the heat make the money  and spit on all the naysayers.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 28, 2014 08:08 PM (5bbdJ)

505 504 426 Today's big fun was cleaning out the pantry. Some highlights -- we had 3 jars of molasses: full, 2/3, and 1/3 full. The BH had 11 containers of dry-roasted sunflower seeds. We had two cans of tomato products that were noticeably bulging. Four opened packages of plastic forks. Five different partial boxes of quart-sized storage bags....the only thing missing was a partridge in a pear tree.
Posted by: cthulhu

Sounds like must be serious about leaving CA if you are into this.

My wife wants to move to something w/ out stairs. Good lord I dread cleaning out this place since we moved here in 1988!
Posted by: The Farmer at April 29, 2014 01:04 AM (eBupg) Hide posts from (eBupg)


I am quite serious, but the pantry is small-ball livability issues. Mucking out the garage, OTOH, is a Much Bigger Deal.....and I'm working on it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 08:08 PM (T1005)

506 otho: I admit 2k is a guess. Could be as high as 6,000 most likely IMHO. I think the WSOP event that *really* crowds up the Rio is the Main Event, however, and to think... that has a *$10,000* entry fee. It's going to be a looong time before I can even think about entering that one.

I play mostly B&M. I used to play online but thanks to the efforts of Mssrs. Reid & Co., as of Black Friday I rarely play online. In fairness though I'm happier this way. Whenever I'm losing online I find myself especially susceptible to (a) tilt and (b) feeling conspired against by other multiple players.

 

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 01:00 AM

 

6000 would be too much for me. 2000, maybe. B+M is the best and will translate to the tourn a hell of a lot better. But, online can't be beat for getting hands in and working shit out. Dude, you gotta get zen... don't tilt... ever. What's the deal with online where you are? You can't have an account fullstop? Can you play for small bucks?

Posted by: otho at April 28, 2014 08:09 PM (Ci6bl)

507 IMHO, what conservatism really needs: Several people willing to run for POTUS who *just don't care* if they get to serve more than four years or not. Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 01:06 AM (HVI5a) ****** Or, one who could get nominated with such an attitude. Don't see this happening any time soon, though.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 08:09 PM (ojnk6)

508 Look closely at this poster. Blow the larger version up to full-screen. Drink it in. http://mindfulwebworks.com/radical/hillary-2016-what-difference-does-it-make This is the face of our next President. The one who will heal ObamaCare with HillaryCare. You want her. You need her. You must have her for your President! and Joe Biden is happy to continue as VP for eight more years, so I understand. He's been doing such a great job, I say, let's let him. http://mindfulwebworks.com/radical/best-job-in-the-country * pffft * Sound of my time expiring. G'night Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - blown away at April 28, 2014 08:11 PM (U13jb)

509 otho: not in California, no. I am hopeful about the future of online however. Ever hear of Ultimate Poker? It's legal in NV and supposedly CA is actually working something out with the casino-owning tribes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:11 PM (HVI5a)

510 'Night all you rapscallions.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 08:12 PM (QeH9j)

511 Darn Avalanche

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 28, 2014 08:12 PM (oKzyB)

512 Just for the record, the WiFi at the Sainte Claire hotel in San Jose sucks rocks.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2014 08:12 PM (9Agf9)

513 Blanco: rocks eh? Obsidian or talc? ;-) Sorry, in my binary mode tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:13 PM (HVI5a)

514 ♫ 'do you know the way to San Jose' ♫ wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:14 PM (HVI5a)

515 Years ago, when 747's were new, I was on a PanAm 747 out of Kuwait City with only about twelve or fifteen of us onboard. I said something to a stewart about all the empty seats and was told that the al-Sabah monarchy guaranteed payment for all seats since their neighbor Saudi Arabia had daily 747 flights and Kuwait must have daily flights. PanAm loved it. Empty seats don't eat, don't drink and don't complain.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 28, 2014 08:14 PM (dt7yH)

516 Well, not so much like in the Boer War. I'm more a fan of how we dealt with the Mahdi

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 28, 2014 08:15 PM (30eLQ)

517 Blanco: rocks eh? Obsidian or talc? ;-)

Sorry, in my binary mode tonight.


It sucks schist!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2014 08:17 PM (WE9TC)

518 otho: not in California, no.

I am hopeful about the future of online however. Ever hear of Ultimate Poker? It's legal in NV and supposedly CA is actually working something out with the casino-owning tribes.

 

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2014 01:11 AM

 

Yeah, I've heard of UP. Probably from you. I should check it out as I'd like to play online with fewer russians. If you can play online anywhere, do so if you're really interested in doing a seriously big tournament. Even if it's just play money. The monkey factor is very high, but, the more hands you see, the better you'll get at working out what works for you and how to adapt to different situations. The more hands you play the better you'll get and should help reduce the tilt factor.

Posted by: otho at April 28, 2014 08:18 PM (Ci6bl)

519 ♫ 'do you know the way to San Jose' ♫

I should, I grew up here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2014 08:18 PM (vc5+2)

520 otho: good advice, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:19 PM (HVI5a)

521 Blanco: gonna make it to Santa Rosa and the Schulz Museum someday soon. That man was a treasure.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:20 PM (HVI5a)

522 Just wanted to get this off my chest since I missed the thread when it was active. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 29, 2014 12:32 AM (r+7wo) And I might say you did that very effectively. My best to you.

Posted by: The Farmer at April 28, 2014 08:20 PM (eBupg)

523 Blanco: gonna make it to Santa Rosa and the Schulz Museum someday soon.

That man was a treasure.


Sadly, not on the itinerary for this trip.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2014 08:22 PM (vc5+2)

524 ♫ 'What do you get when you fall in love? A guy with a pen to burst your bubble That's what you get for all your trouble I'll never fall in love again... What do you get when you kiss a guy? You get another chance to catch pneumonia And when you do, they never phone ya I'll never fall in love again...' ♫

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:23 PM (HVI5a)

525 "[Kids] want to have something they could get at a restaurant or something that looks familiar to them," said Pat Shanahan, program director of Genuine Alaska Pollock, a group representing the fisheries supplying the catches commonly used in fish sticks Cod, muthafucka. Pollock be my bitch. 'sup jackwagons

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 28, 2014 08:27 PM (AHzA7)

526 In case nobody recognized where I was going with the Sharpie/breast bone/heart comment I thought i would clarify.

Pulp Fiction.

Posted by: RWC at April 29, 2014 12:50 AM (QeH9j)




um...yeah...got that one...which is why I replied...



what?



http://tinyurl.com/nx2369n

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 08:27 PM (yh0zB)

527 http://bit.ly/1ls8aMt

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 08:29 PM (bStrg)

528 Night all. Diphenydramine and beer have won. I'm out. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 08:31 PM (ojnk6)

529 I'm gone too. Thanks everybody for the great chat. See ya tomorow night.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 28, 2014 08:31 PM (HVI5a)

530 A guy with a pen to burst your bubble The pen is mightier than the sword while a pin is just a prick ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 28, 2014 08:32 PM (qoKTg)

531 http://bit.ly/1ls8aMt Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2014 01:29 AM (bStrg) Dare any of us ask?

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 28, 2014 08:36 PM (AymDN)

532 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 01:27 AM (yh0zB) LOL. That flew right over my head.

Posted by: RWC at April 28, 2014 08:38 PM (QeH9j)

533 535 A guy with a pen to burst your bubble

The pen is mightier than the sword while a pin is just a prick ... Posted by: Adriane... at April 29, 2014 01:32 AM (qoKTg) Hide posts from (qoKTg)



Just be careful what gets typed.....http://tinyurl.com/ljjqjh9

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 08:41 PM (T1005)

534 Dare any of us ask?

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2014 01:36 AM (AymDN)


just waiting for a dakimakura with one built in

Posted by: The Dude at April 28, 2014 08:46 PM (bStrg)

535 [i[]Dare any of us ask? Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2014 01:36 AM (AymDN) just waiting for a dakimakura with one built in Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2014 01:46 AM (bStrg) Larger, I hope

Posted by: The Large Hat at April 28, 2014 08:47 PM (AymDN)

536 I'm out.  Damn this hotel's WiFi.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 28, 2014 08:47 PM (WE9TC)

537 Just be careful what gets typed..... http://tinyurl.com/ljjqjh9 Advertising for therapists can be difficult too ... : -))

Posted by: Adriane... at April 28, 2014 08:50 PM (qoKTg)

538 Anybody here a native Italian speaker or at least fairly fluent in Italian -- real, colloquial Italian? I took Italian for a semester in college and have visited Italy plenty of times, but to be honest my Italian remains rudimentary at best. Anyway, I know someone who is in the process of starting a business, and part of the business name is supposed to mean "dog-lover" in Italian. And by dog-lover, I mean what it means in English, i.e. someone who likes dogs (not sexually obviously). A big fan of dogs. Now, this person is in the process of legally registering their business name, and designing a logo, and they have convinced themselves that "dog-lover" in Italian is "Cani Amante," which is going to be (part of) their official business name. I've been trying to tell this person that I think her chosen name is grammatically incorrect in actual Italian, but she refuses to believe me. And so she is going forward with this name which I think will only cause actual Italians to either burst out laughing or just scratch their heads. I get the feeling she just looked up "dog" in an Italian-English dictionary, saw it was "Cani," then looked up "lover," saw it was "Amante," and just transliterated them directly like that. But I've been trying to explain that syntactically, it would not mean the same thing in Italian as it does in English that way, and that if you want to say "dog-lover" in Italian, you'd have to say "Amante dei Cani," i.e. lover of dogs. The way she has it, "Dog" "Lover" are just two unrelated nouns placed adjacent to each other, but which in Italian would have no grammatical connection, because it doesn't work the glomerative way that English and German do, and which she erroreously thinks applies to all languages. Instead, try saying the phrase "giraffe astronaut." Now, all that means in English is the word giraffe followed by the word astronaut -- it does NOT mean someone who explores the outer-space universe of giraffes while wearing a spacesuit. It could conceivably mean a giraffe that goes exploring in outer space, but that's not the intended meaning she's looking for. At best, "Cani Amante" just means a horny dog that tries to screw everything -- literally a "dog lover" like a "dog casanova." But that's a best-case scenario -- I think that in reality Cani Amante is just a grammar-free mess of two unconnected words standing next to each other. But no. She insists that Amante dei Cani is just ugly and awkward, and she doesn't want that as her business name, and therefore I must be wrong, and she's going ahead with Cani Amante despite my warnings. And so, I place it in your hands: Who is right? How do you say "dog-lover" (i.e. someone who likes dogs) in Italian, properly? Someone's entire career and a lot of business investment money depends on it. She won't listen to me -- I need backup.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2014 08:53 PM (mizYg)

539 And by dog-lover, I mean what it means in English, i.e. someone who likes dogs (not sexually obviously). A big fan of dogs. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 01:53 AM (mizYg) "Species" is just a social construct!

Posted by: Zoophile Rights Now!!1! at April 28, 2014 08:56 PM (AymDN)

540 Someone's entire career and a lot of business investment money depends on it. She won't listen to me -- I need backup.

 

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 01:53 AM

 

Try telling her that "dog lover", in any language is a poor choice for an eatery, regardless. A certain historic president might pick it for a chow down, but, I know I'd be wary. But, that's just me.

Posted by: otho at April 28, 2014 08:58 PM (Ci6bl)

541 Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 01:53 AM (mizYg) If it were a Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Russian, or Korean, I'd probably be able to find someone quickly. Sadly, I don't know any Italian speakers personally.

Posted by: Il Cappello Politico at April 28, 2014 08:58 PM (AymDN)

542 "Species" is just a social construct! Posted by: Zoophile Rights Now!!1! I had a suspicion that we're going to have to wade through a lot of bestiality jokes to get to the answer here.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2014 08:58 PM (mizYg)

543 I am quite serious, but the pantry is small-ball livability issues. Mucking out the garage, OTOH, is a Much Bigger Deal..family ...and I'm working on it. Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2014 01:08 AM (T1005) Got yah. After they sold the farm I've got all kinds of stuff, need to sort it out. Good luck.

Posted by: The Farmer at April 28, 2014 09:00 PM (eBupg)

544 543 Anybody here a native Italian speaker or at least fairly fluent in Italian -- real, colloquial Italian?

I took Italian for a semester in college and have visited Italy plenty of times, but to be honest my Italian remains rudimentary at best.

Anyway, I know someone who is in the process of starting a business, and part of the business name is supposed to mean "dog-lover" in Italian. And by dog-lover, I mean what it means in English, i.e. someone who likes dogs (not sexually obviously). A big fan of dogs.

Now, this person is in the process of legally registering their business name, and designing a logo, and they have convinced themselves that "dog-lover" in Italian is "Cani Amante," which is going to be (part of) their official business name.

I've been trying to tell this person that I think her chosen name is grammatically incorrect in actual Italian, but she refuses to believe me. And so she is going forward with this name which I think will only cause actual Italians to either burst out laughing or just scratch their heads.

I get the feeling she just looked up "dog" in an Italian-English dictionary, saw it was "Cani," then looked up "lover," saw it was "Amante," and just transliterated them directly like that.

But I've been trying to explain that syntactically, it would not mean the same thing in Italian as it does in English that way, and that if you want to say "dog-lover" in Italian, you'd have to say "Amante dei Cani," i.e. lover of dogs.

The way she has it, "Dog" "Lover" are just two unrelated nouns placed adjacent to each other, but which in Italian would have no grammatical connection, because it doesn't work the glomerative way that English and German do, and which she erroreously thinks applies to all languages.

Instead, try saying the phrase "giraffe astronaut." Now, all that means in English is the word giraffe followed by the word astronaut -- it does NOT mean someone who explores the outer-space universe of giraffes while wearing a spacesuit. It could conceivably mean a giraffe that goes exploring in outer space, but that's not the intended meaning she's looking for. At best, "Cani Amante" just means a horny dog that tries to screw everything -- literally a "dog lover" like a "dog casanova." But that's a best-case scenario -- I think that in reality Cani Amante is just a grammar-free mess of two unconnected words standing next to each other.

But no. She insists that Amante dei Cani is just ugly and awkward, and she doesn't want that as her business name, and therefore I must be wrong, and she's going ahead with Cani Amante despite my warnings.

And so, I place it in your hands: Who is right?

How do you say "dog-lover" (i.e. someone who likes dogs) in Italian, properly?

Someone's entire career and a lot of business investment money depends on it. She won't listen to me -- I need backup. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 01:53 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)


Wouldn't this be a convenient time to have a couple of drinks in North Beach, maybe? You and your friend could discuss it over breadsticks.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 09:00 PM (T1005)

545 Try telling her that "dog lover", in any language is a poor choice for an eatery, regardless. A certain historic president might pick it for a chow down Posted by: otho Yes, and that's yet another possible meaning - -someone who likes "dog" in the same way they like "pork" or "chicken". BTW, it's not actually a food company or restaurant. It's another kind of business. I don't want to give away too much so I'll just leave it at that.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2014 09:00 PM (mizYg)

546 Anybody here a native Italian speaker or at least fairly fluent in Italian -- real, colloquial Italian?

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 01:53 AM (mizYg)




Paging ncj...paging ncj...



typical. You can never find a navycopjoe when you need one...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 09:01 PM (yh0zB)

547
I had a suspicion that we're going to have to wade through a lot of bestiality jokes to get to the answer here.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 01:58 AM (mizYg)



I am shocked...SHOCKED!...to have you think such a thing about us.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 09:02 PM (yh0zB)

548 Surely San Francisco has a branch of the Italian Businessman's Protective Association, who would offer to consult for a small consideration?

Or check with the Romance Language department at a big school in the region.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2014 09:03 PM (Icq+V)

549 Wouldn't this be a convenient time to have a couple of drinks in North Beach, maybe? You and your friend could discuss it over breadsticks. Posted by: cthulhu Firstly, practically no one actually speaks Italian in North Beach anymore, sadly. Secondly -- she lives in another part of the state, not the SF area. So North Beach is off the agenda. Yes, I could go to the Italian department of some university, but I'm taking the lazy way out and asking all you non-Italians.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2014 09:03 PM (mizYg)

550 zombie, Instead of "dog lover" how about a translation of "dog's best friend"? So "il migliore amico del cane" or for shorter "Amico Del Cane"? I'm sure if you found the proper genitive case you'd reduce it into two words, but I'd get the input of an Italian professor at some college or university.

Posted by: Il Cappello Politico at April 28, 2014 09:04 PM (AymDN)

551 Sunofabeyotch. My, Roommate decided to invite his sister down to visit...overa month ago. She's still here, and throwing cat stuff for them to, retrieve above my head at 2 a.m. Killl me now, and get rid of this parasitic bitch.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 09:04 PM (ojnk6)

552 Tell her to change it to "Puppy Love" and I'll endorse it.

Posted by: Paul Anka at April 28, 2014 09:05 PM (lq3Ak)

553 BTW, it's not actually a food company or restaurant. It's another kind of business. I don't want to give away too much so I'll just leave it at that.

 

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 02:00 AM

 

Oh, shit. I read that it was to have an italian name and assumed it was going to be a restaurant... I'm racist like that. Carry on, zombie. Ignore me, I'm an idiot.

Posted by: otho at April 28, 2014 09:05 PM (Ci6bl)

554 Posted by: Epobirs By posting here, I'll get an answer quickly, and not have to get involved with the Mafia or with academia-ese.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2014 09:05 PM (mizYg)

555 So "il migliore amico del cane" or for shorter "Amico Del Cane"? I'm sure if you found the proper genitive case you'd reduce it into two words, but I'd get the input of an Italian professor at some college or university. Posted by: Il Cappello Politico She insists that it be two words, max.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2014 09:07 PM (mizYg)

556 And, BTW -- I think you're right, zombie. "Cani Amante" feels like bad news.


For one thing, Italians take "love" very seriously, and "amante" is defined as:

"fond, keen, loving
 
man, lover, boyfriend; mistress, female lover
 
be fond of, love, like, be attracted to; enjoy; prefer"



This does not sound like a good direction to be going.



Oh, some backup -- http://www.wordreference.com/enit/lover

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 09:08 PM (T1005)

557 552
I had a suspicion that we're going to have to wade through a lot of bestiality jokes to get to the answer here.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 01:58 AM (mizYg)


I am shocked...SHOCKED!...to have you think such a thing about us.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 02:02 AM (yh0zB) Hide posts from (yh0zB)


Zombie's got it all -- come here for the bestiality jokes, stroll around SF for the actual bestiality.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 09:09 PM (T1005)

558 Ironically, up until this date in 1945, I spoke excellent Italian.

Posted by: Benito Mussilini at April 28, 2014 09:11 PM (aDwsi)

559 Oooh....buried in that list link I threw: "Cinofilo".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 09:12 PM (T1005)

560 Ironically, up until this date in 1945, I spoke excellent Italian.

Posted by: Benito Mussilini at April 29, 2014 02:11 AM (aDwsi)



Benito Mussilini...isn't that Italian for "lamp-post pinata" (it's still OK for me to use the word "pinata" isn't it)?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 09:13 PM (yh0zB)

561 Benito Mussilini...isn't that Italian for "lamp-post pinata" (it's still OK for me to use the word "pinata" isn't it)?
Posted by: GGE
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Sorry, no. Because appropriation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 09:14 PM (aDwsi)

562 She insists that it be two words, max. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 02:07 AM (mizYg) "Cani Amici" is the best I'm going to be able to come up with without learning Italian grammer from scratch. It'd be translate as "dogs friends" I think. Not definitively sure, but that's at least something

Posted by: Il Cappello Politico at April 28, 2014 09:15 PM (AymDN)

563 Thunder storms causing anxiety attack in our dog. Waiting for the doggie downer to work.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 28, 2014 09:16 PM (aDwsi)

564 Benito Mussilini...isn't that Italian for "lamp-post pinata" (it's still OK for me to use the word "pinata" isn't it)? Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 02:13 AM (yh0zB) Just as long as you don't include the tilda…

Posted by: Dartmouth at April 28, 2014 09:16 PM (AymDN)

565 "Cani Amici" is the best I'm going to be able to come up with without learning Italian grammer from scratch. It'd be translate as "dogs friends" I think.

Not definitively sure, but that's at least something

Posted by: Il Cappello Politico at April 29, 2014 02:15 AM (AymDN)




As long as it doesn't mean a dog who's intimate with your leg. That could be embarrassing.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 09:17 PM (yh0zB)

566 Just as long as you don't include the tilda…

Posted by: Dartmouth at April 29, 2014 02:16 AM (AymDN)




Since verification should come from at least two sources, I'm going to have to wait to see what Duke U has to say on the subject.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 28, 2014 09:19 PM (yh0zB)

567 Good night all. History tells me I should work tomorrow. Be well and love the ones you're with. T

Posted by: The Farmer at April 28, 2014 09:19 PM (eBupg)

568 Zombie --


Repeat -- this seems to be a good source: http://www.wordreference.com/enit/lover


It distinguishes between various types of lovers (dog lovers, wine lovers, hot lovers) with examples.


It cites "amante dei cani" as the proper form for a dog fancier....but also offers "cinofilo" -- which seems to check out, and is somewhat shorter than three words.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 09:19 PM (T1005)

569 Since verification should come from at least two sources, I'm going to have to wait to see what Duke U has to say on the subject. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 02:19 AM (yh0zB) Raaaaaacist!!1!

Posted by: Duke University at April 28, 2014 09:19 PM (AymDN)

570 574 Since verification should come from at least two sources, I'm going to have to wait to see what Duke U has to say on the subject.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 02:19 AM (yh0zB)


Raaaaaacist!!1! Posted by: Duke University at April 29, 2014 02:19 AM (AymDN) Hide posts from (AymDN)



Seeing as Duke believes that playing lacrosse while male is racist, why should this be a surprise?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 09:21 PM (T1005)

571 Question for the Horde. My roommate (in a house, in the in law suite in the basement). Upstairs roomie has moved his sister in upstairs, who is down on her luck. Do I ask for a 3 way bill split?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 28, 2014 09:23 PM (ojnk6)

572 576 Question for the Horde. My roommate (in a house, in the in law suite in the basement). Upstairs roomie has moved his sister in upstairs, who is down on her luck. Do I ask for a 3 way bill split? Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 29, 2014 02:23 AM (ojnk6) I don't know the details, but that's not unreasonable. It's one thing to be kind to folks. It's another to be taken advantage of. Good luck.

Posted by: The Farmer at April 28, 2014 09:31 PM (eBupg)

573 I learned something very important today: http://tinyurl.com/mgm5sra

Posted by: MAx at April 28, 2014 09:31 PM (b7yum)

574 576 Question for the Horde. My roommate (in a house, in the in law suite in the basement). Upstairs roomie has moved his sister in upstairs, who is down on her luck. Do I ask for a 3 way bill split? Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 29, 2014 02:23 AM (ojnk6) Hide posts from (ojnk6)


1. Are you both renters, or does one of you own the house?


2. It is reasonable to attach each expense in the house to a metric. Expenses might include garbage, electricity, telephone, rent, cable, water, heat. Metrics might include square footage, number of users, amount used. So long as the metric for an expense has changed with the addition of the sister, it is perfectly reasonable to request for the allocation to be changed.


For instance, it is perfectly reasonable to split the household water bill 3 ways unless she can prove she showers elsewhere.....but this is complicated by the landscape water bill that should not change because she didn't move her plants in with her.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 09:36 PM (T1005)

575 573Repeat -- this seems to be a good source: http://www.wordreference.com/enit/lover It distinguishes between various types of lovers (dog lovers, wine lovers, hot lovers) with examples. It cites "amante dei cani" as the proper form for a dog fancier....but also offers "cinofilo" -- which seems to check out, and is somewhat shorter than three words. Posted by: cthulhu Wow, you're right -- excllent link. It essentially confirms what I originally said -- "amante dei cani": "dog lover n (person: likes dogs) amante dei cani nm, nf Amanda has five wonderful huskies and is a true dog lover. Amanda ha 5 splendidi husky ed è una vera amante dei cani." As for this "cinofilo" thing -- that's lookin' pretty "idiomatic" or whatever. The point behind this business name, I perhaps should make clear, is that it is for Americans. Not Italians. So the name, you see, must be smei-understandable to English speakers, in a sort of of "I feel clever for being able to half translate that." Kind of like "Der Weinerschnitzel" (which was also totally ungrammatical) -- you know it's foreign, but you can sort of half-guess the meaning. No one in America would have the slightest clue what "cinofilo" would supposedly mean.

Posted by: zombie at April 28, 2014 09:37 PM (mizYg)

576 434 The 2014 WSOP Millionaire Maker is 5/31/2014, not 7/31. It is listed as event number 8

Posted by: ChuckC at April 28, 2014 09:40 PM (DA0tr)

577 Night all. Here is "Mainline Rider" by Quartz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjvHtiU8hfg

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 28, 2014 09:43 PM (AymDN)

578 DRUDGE REPORT ‏@DRUDGE_REPORT
Knicks great Larry Johnson calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco... http://drudge.tw/PMDKZb

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 28, 2014 11:02 PM (ZPrif)


You mean there white guys in the NBA? Coulda fooled me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 28, 2014 09:51 PM (TKUw7)

579 45mm pistol. Recoil must be a bitch on that one.

Posted by: navybrat at April 28, 2014 09:57 PM (JgC5a)

580 580 573Repeat -- this seems to be a good source: http://www.wordreference.com/enit/lover


It distinguishes between various types of lovers (dog lovers, wine lovers, hot lovers) with examples.


It cites "amante dei cani" as the proper form for a dog fancier....but also offers "cinofilo" -- which seems to check out, and is somewhat shorter than three words.
Posted by: cthulhu


Wow, you're right -- excllent link.

It essentially confirms what I originally said -- "amante dei cani":

"dog lover n (person: likes dogs) amante dei cani nm, nf
Amanda has five wonderful huskies and is a true dog lover.
Amanda ha 5 splendidi husky ed è una vera amante dei cani."

As for this "cinofilo" thing -- that's lookin' pretty "idiomatic" or whatever.

The point behind this business name, I perhaps should make clear, is that it is for Americans. Not Italians. So the name, you see, must be smei-understandable to English speakers, in a sort of of "I feel clever for being able to half translate that."

Kind of like "Der Weinerschnitzel" (which was also totally ungrammatical) -- you know it's foreign, but you can sort of half-guess the meaning.

No one in America would have the slightest clue what "cinofilo" would supposedly mean. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 02:37 AM (mizYg) Hide posts from (mizYg)



Well, it does look like it's Roman-transliterated bastardized Greek. I'd guess the roots were "ΚΥΩΝ" [cion]  ("dog" in ancient Greek -- sorry for the weird alphabet change, but the common name changed between ancient and modern Greek [of interest, the word "cynic" derives from this root, for the dogged behavior involved]) and "philos" ("friend" in Greek [both ancient and modern])

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 09:58 PM (T1005)

581 The modern Greek word for "dog" is "ΣΚΥΛΟΣ" -- which is roughly "scilos", with the "sci" pronounced like you'd pay a bunch of money to slide down an ice-covered hill on one.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 10:10 PM (T1005)

582 Hey cthulhu, did you kill the thread or was it me?

Posted by: navybrat at April 28, 2014 10:13 PM (JgC5a)

583 I appreciated the Shoah video and watched about 10 minutes of it but I couldn't make it sans subtitles. My Polish and German is pretty bad. Does not diminish the presentation, merely my ability to understand it. Never forget.

Posted by: navybrat at April 28, 2014 10:16 PM (JgC5a)

584 587 Hey cthulhu, did you kill the thread or was it me? Posted by: navybrat at April 29, 2014 03:13 AM (JgC5a) Hide posts from (JgC5a)



Although it *is* possible to kill a thread outright, that's more of a "mike drop" event. At this hour, rambling on about wholesale Roman appropriation of Greek vocabularies is more likely to induce coordinated bathroom breaks. A bunch of morons will be back (or will drop in). This is a mere ONT sputter.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 10:19 PM (T1005)

585 589  This is a mere ONT sputter.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2014 03:19 AM (T1005) Hide posts from (T1005)



....I think....



It's only 12:30 am on a Monday. Sheesh.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 10:31 PM (T1005)

586 Ugh. Lost an hour of sleep to tornado worries. Fuck this weather. On the flip side, my Kindle just learned to recognize "fuck ".

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 28, 2014 10:49 PM (m9V0o)

587 591 Ugh. Lost an hour of sleep to tornado worries. Fuck this weather.

On the flip side, my Kindle just learned to recognize "fuck ". Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 29, 2014 03:49 AM (m9V0o) Hide posts from (m9V0o)



So.....not to put too fine a point on it, but what does one do with tornado worries? And where are you?



I've been evaluating places to live, and the process has impressed me with how little I know about commonplace things in other places. For instance, all the poisonous snakes around here have the same-shaped head and rattle. All the poisonous spiders are patent-leather black, have a red hourglass on their bellies, and are found tucked under things.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 10:54 PM (T1005)

588 In the South, everything either wants to bite you, sting you, bleed you, fang you, poke holes in your skin, or eat you. Today they caught a 450# alligator on the beach in Pass Christian. Oh, and so you fit in, that's pronounced Pass Chris-tee-ann; otherwise they know you're a poser.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 28, 2014 11:17 PM (cHZB7)

589 593 In the South, everything either wants to bite you, sting you, bleed you, fang you, poke holes in your skin, or eat you. Today they caught a 450# alligator on the beach in Pass Christian. Oh, and so you fit in, that's pronounced Pass Chris-tee-ann; otherwise they know you're a poser.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2014 04:17 AM (cHZB7) Hide posts from (cHZB7)



In the West, 60% of what you see around you is subject to the whims of a bunch of assholes 3000 miles away, and the local idiots have hocked your children's souls to pay inflated pensions to bureaucratic busybodies not yet hired. Schemes for bullet trains to nowhere and NFL stadiums for millionaires are abundant -- while mitigation for the regularly-scheduled earthquakes, brushfires, and droughts are back-burnered. In the end, nobody gives a shit how you pronounce anything, porque si no esta en la raza, a nadie le importa una mierda.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 11:29 PM (T1005)

590 Well, we do get the occasional tornado or hurricane as well; Mother Nature likes to keep things interesting around here.
 
Better Mother Nature than a pack of thieving elected Mother Fuckers.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 28, 2014 11:36 PM (cHZB7)

591 595 Well, we do get the occasional tornado or hurricane as well; Mother Nature likes to keep things interesting around here.

Better Mother Nature than a pack of thieving elected Mother Fuckers.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2014 04:36 AM (cHZB7) Hide posts from (cHZB7)



You can sing that in church. Sensible people might say "we know we'll have an earthquake in the next 30 years that'll cost at least $60M, so let's sock-away $2M a year to keep going when things are clobbered.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 28, 2014 11:42 PM (T1005)

592 Thread dead?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2014 12:11 AM (jwpGH)

593 Just gave kn and took an Ambien. So, I'll see you good people tomorrow afternoon, at best. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 29, 2014 12:12 AM (ojnk6)

594 Well, need to go back to bed anyway.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2014 12:15 AM (jwpGH)

595 Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2014 04:17 AM (cHZB7)


Dang Coast Rats...

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2014 12:36 AM (KNXgp)

596 Sunrise coming early this time of year.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2014 12:38 AM (Ua6T/)

597 Well, I'm awake, but been too busy with the SkyWarn nets to comment here.  All clear for me now, we had rotation about 10mi SW of my place but it broke up before it got to me.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2014 12:38 AM (KNXgp)

598 I'd post, but I'm still in IP hell.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 29, 2014 12:49 AM (fcTAp)

599 601 Fluffy, The sun like, sadly, SMOD keep her own time.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 29, 2014 12:51 AM (fcTAp)

600 602 Country Singer, Stay safe....I was hoping we'd hve the storms the Weather Chnnel promised but sadly no joy.... (You can totes trust us on Gorebul Warmening though) //TWC

Posted by: sven10077 at April 29, 2014 12:54 AM (fcTAp)

601 Posted by: sven10077 at April 29, 2014 05:54 AM (fcTAp)



Thanks.  Looks like the worst may be behind us, but the winds here just picked up (gusting 23mph) and torrential rain.  The big problem we'll have now is the loblolly pines coming down.  The grow tall and top heavy and are prone to dropping with a mix of high winds and saturated soil.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2014 01:04 AM (KNXgp)

602 Guess I'll go nap for a few hours before going to work.  Catch y'all later.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2014 01:10 AM (KNXgp)

603 yeah, i hate that cartoon too. Saw it on a humor site where it was treated like a modern gospel. Why does everything come down to what the law is for these people. it is as if they do not know how to function unless a gaggle of lawyers and 9 supremes say it's ok. Sure, the law says freedom of speech. fine. no argument, but i consider it a bad day when the law is involved in any way in what i say or do. If i have to rely on the law to guide my decisions, or protect my family, or secure a living -- I'm doing it wrong. The issue here, is whether they are willing to live by the golden rule of civilization -- due unto others,... Clearly they are not, since the same group that wants to boycott people they disagree with, cheer on the lawsuits against bakers for refusing gay business. No, they want a culture war, and they want federal law used as a weapon to disarm their opponents. And they can not conceive of the totalitarian hell they are unleashing on us all.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 29, 2014 01:20 AM (LWu6U)

604 http://www.myfoxny.com/story/25370156/ok-to-sell-widows-home-over-6-bill-judge-rules

"BEAVER, Pa. (AP) - A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.

The decision last week turned down Eileen Battisti's request to reverse the September 2011 sale of her home outside Aliquippa in western Pennsylvania.

"I paid everything, and didn't know about the $6.30," Battisti said. "For the house to be sold just because of $6.30 is crazy."

WTF?  Has common sense been decreed illegal by someone?  Pop Tart guns, selling the home of a widow to pay a $6 dollar tax bill?  Chicken egg vag painting?

What the fuck is wrong with people?



Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at April 29, 2014 01:22 AM (NnjE8)

605 WTF? Has common sense been decreed illegal by someone? Pop Tart guns, selling the home of a widow to pay a $6 dollar tax bill? Chicken egg vag painting? What the fuck is wrong with people? Hmm.. [nods sagely]

Posted by: Kindly Brontosaurus Lamp Post at April 29, 2014 01:36 AM (+KtKI)

606 Posted this in the wrong thread so I'm posting it again here: Just a very inspiring person- An American priest, Fr. Walter Ciszek imprisoned in the notorious Lubyianka (sp) prison in Stalinist Russia, and then working in terrible conditions in Siberia while also officiating at Mass at clandestine services. The work to have him canonized goes forward. He had written two books, "With God in Russia" and a wonderful resource about faith in very tough times, "He Leadeth Me". Here's an article about his life: http://catholicstand.com/father-walter-ciszek-god-russia/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 01:50 AM (XyM/Y)

607 This is the description of "He Leadeth Me' By Fr. Ciszek from the Amazon website: He here recalls how it was only through an utter reliance on God's will that he managed to endure. He tells of the courage he found in prayer-a courage that eased the loneliness, the pain, the frustrations, the anguish, the fears, the despair. For, as Ciszek relates, the solace of spiritual contemplation gave him an inner serenity upon which he was able to draw amidst the "arrogance of evil" that surrounded him. Learning to accept even the inhuman work of toiling in the infamous Siberian salt mines as a labor pleasing to God, he was able to turn adverse forces into a source of positive value and a means of drawing closer to the compassionate and never-forsaking Divine Spirit. He Leadeth Me is a book to inspire all Christians to greater faith and trust in God-even in their darkest hour.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 01:55 AM (XyM/Y)

608 I'm keeping the people who post here and are now on tornado watch in prayer. It sounds very scary.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 01:57 AM (XyM/Y)

609 Thanks Fenelon, I just bookmarked that for later.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at April 29, 2014 02:07 AM (IVgIK)

610 Might be the kids aren't eating fish sticks because they suck now.  I noticed that since we hit the non-existent inflation period, fish stick manufacturers started putting different stuff in the sticks.  Nasty paste-like stuff.

I've pretty much stopped buying any of them.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 29, 2014 04:14 AM (N9I+M)

611 I used to like XKCD but Munro is kind of stupid about certain things. Case in point, the firing of Brendan Eich isn't about the first amendment like poll taxes and literacy tests weren't about voting rights.

Posted by: TheEmperorCletusAugustus at April 29, 2014 05:33 AM (xvN0P)

612 Probably mixed parts gun, but looks like M1903A3 Springfield stamped magazine floor plate.

Posted by: bobmark at April 29, 2014 06:09 AM (0v+Si)

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